We often have similar headlines in Canada, not for effluent problems, but for overcrowding. Canadian media often reports patients lined up in hospital hallways and long wait times to be admitted or for surgery. But compare it to here in Bangalore where the front page photo shows two patients being treated in one bed! Also reports of used syringes and medical waste littered around the hospital.
Also in the news:
- More frightening than the health situation was the full page spread of male body builders in speedos, strange poses and scary facial expressions – scared the heck out of me.
- Cricket is the big sports story with Pakistan beating Sri Lanka in the WorldTwenty20.
- Activists of the Gay Club launched week-long activities for the Karnataka Queer Habba in Bangalore.
- Life in Ground Zero of a garbage dump: people living in an area where garbage is dumped, sorted, then trucked off are concerned about the health of their children as monsoon season sets in. Garbage is often left behind and with the wet weather, the dumping ground becomes a breeding ground for mosquitos.
- Angelina Jolie, Robert Pattinson (Twilight), and other celebrities make the news everyday too.