7-Sep-2005

My cousin sent me this forwarded email, and I thought it was worth reproducing. I don’t know if the facts are completely accurate, but I think they’re close enough that the comparison is still valid.

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New Orleans Vs Mumbai
We couldn’t help making this comparison..

Inches of rain in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina… 18
Inches of rain in Mumbai (July 27th)…. 37.1

Population of New Orleans… 484,674
Population of Mumbai…. 12,622,500

Deaths in New Orleans within 48 hours of Katrina …100
Deaths in Mumbai within 48 hours of rain .. 37.

Number of people to be evacuated in New Orleans… entire city (Woah)
Number of people evacuated in Mumbai…10,000

Cases of shooting and violence in New Orleans…Countless
Cases of shooting and violence in Mumbai.. NONE

Time taken for US army to reach New Orleans… 48 hours
Time taken for Indian army and navy to reach Mumbai… 12hours

Status 48hours later…New Orleans is still waiting for relief, army and electricty
Status 48hours later..Mumbai is back on its feet and is business as usual

USA…World’s most developed nation
India…Third World country..?

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