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Aug 082012
 




India has very little to be proud of.

No gold medals in the Olympics.

No good movies.

No good leaders.

No good people.

But one thing India has lots of – Rabid Dogs!

Oh, I mean of the quadruped kind (we’ll deal with the biped rabid curs on another occasion). ;)

My favorite newspaper, the New York Times, had an interesting piece on the menace of stray dogs in India yesterday.

There are millions of stray dogs in India and they’re causing much agony to hapless folks.

Here’s an excerpt from the NYT piece:

No country has as many stray dogs as India, and no country suffers as much from them. Free-roaming dogs number in the tens of millions and bite millions of people annually, including vast numbers of children. An estimated 20,000 people die every year from rabies infections — more than a third of the global rabies toll.

Packs of strays lurk in public parks, guard alleyways and street corners and howl nightly in neighborhoods and villages. Joggers carry bamboo rods to beat them away, and bicyclists fill their pockets with stones to throw at chasers. Walking a pet dog here can be akin to swimming with sharks.

….India’s place as the global center for rabid dogs is an ancient one: the first dog ever infected with rabies most likely was Indian, said Dr. Charles Rupprecht, chief of the rabies program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. Dog bites cause 99 percent of human rabies deaths.
- Source: New York Times, August 6, 2012

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  13 Responses to “Incredible India’s Pride – First Rabid Dog”

  1. I think 2012 is India’s best performance ever in Olympics with 3 medals and a 4th one assured.

    With any luck there could be 1 or 2 more. At this rate we will catch up with China and US in another 200 years.

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    China, U.S.?

    My dreams are more modest.

    I’d be happy to see India catch up to Ethiopia (2 Gold) or Slovenia (1 Gold).

    • hey wheres the like for the comments…. about the medals.. I’m happy they are qualifying and getting medals.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Got rid of the plugin. But if a total of 5 guys ask for it, I’ll get it back. That is, 5 separate persons, not you asking five times. ;)

  2. Hey SI…you better watch out before shitting or trashing mera bharat mahan ok…Our leaders have just come up with the brainwave of the millenium to take India away from all the corruption, dirt, shit and what al….
    Read this article if you don’t want to believe me :P
    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Every-poor-family-may-get-a-mobile/articleshow/15395670.cms

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    I hope the free mobile phones mentioned in your link includes web browsing so that the Below Poverty Line folks too can get Free Porn.

    My theory is that middle class birth rates in India is slowing because of Free Porn.

    Once you give Free Internet access to the Below Poverty Line people they too will be surfing porn instead of constantly breeding more Below Poverty Line people.

    That’s just my 2-cents to solve India’s population crisis.

    • hi SI,
      you said “My theory is that middle class birth rates in India is slowing because of Free Porn.
      Once you give Free Internet access to the Below Poverty Line people they too will be surfing porn instead of constantly breeding more Below Poverty Line people

      i didn’t get it, isn’t it supposed to be other way around.

      Watching porn arouses them more and indulge more sex ;)

      And as many Indians don’t know much about safe sex or masturbating and they don’t have any sex toys on market, i think the effect would be quite opposite ;),more population and more AIDS ( after all india also ranks among top 10 in aids population)

      P.S: waiting for ur review on Motorcycle dairies.

      and @venbas: how do you suppose distributing mobile phones would take India away from all the corruption, dirt, shit and what al…our indians would be just as lethargic and apathetic i guess.

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      1. You write: i didn’t get it, isn’t it supposed to be other way around.

      No!

      Conventional wisdom is often wrong.

      If people are watching porn, they’re jerking off….not breeding.

      That’s the reason porn video parlors in Europe place a packet of tissues conveniently close by. They know you’re going to be jerking off and don’t want you rubbing ‘it’ all on the keyboard! ;)

      2. Will start watching Motorcycle Diaries in just a little while.

      • //If people are watching porn, they’re jerking off….not breeding.//

        Very keen observation.

        Only you paassible! :-)

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        In my lexicon, it’s called Unconventional Wisdom. ;)

    • Mobile phones for below-poverty-line families -that is, people with a daily earning less than 32 Rs. Per head.

      And who gives a damn about a toilet facility for them?

      SearchIndia.com Responds:

      Who cares if 500 million Indians lack toilets at home and expose their backsides to the world every day.

      Hey, we have nookulear weapons and our missiles can reach the far corners of China and Pakistan.

      India is the only country to have Sallu Bhai and I’m so excited that his Ek Tha Tiger is releasing on Wednesday.

      Off-topic: You seem to be traveling? You should consider doing a travelog like AC’s A Trip to the Emerald Isle.

      • Long long ago I asked SI if it would interested in a travelogue post but I vaguely recall you were not sure if readers would be interested.

        Good to see a change in that thinking!

        SearchIndia.com Responds:

        Some variety might be good.

        Otherwise, it’s all Billa, Ek Tha Tiger, Ek Tha Bandar etc.

        Watching an awesome movie Motorcycle Diaries. Amazing.

  3. “Walking a pet dog here can be akin to swimming with sharks”

    Hahhaha, i experienced it a few times.

    On the positive side,in India there are only dogs, no skunks and foxes in streets which also spread rabies ;)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGvOrNlhmMI

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    True, but no one has ever died from rabies here (i.e. the U.S.) as per your (above) YouTube link but tens of thousands die of Rabies every year in Mera Bharat Mahaan.

    BTW, we have bears entering homes in some parts of the country.

    We also have rabid Raccoons in NYC.

    BTW 2, we got your recommendation Motorcycle Diaries DVD yesterday. Plan to see it today. Watched a nice French film yesterday – Women on the 6th Floor.

  4. BTW what do you think of this barfi trailer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZxrao3zou4
    (oops its got priyanka in there,forgot to mention)

    do you think its another copy of hollywood film? if so,can you guess which movie?

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: do you think its another copy of hollywood film? if so,can you guess which movie?

    Hard to say. There’s talk of background score ‘inspired’ by Amelie. Ranbir’s character appears to have a Chaplinesque/Mr.Bean personality.

    I also see shades of the handicapped autistic boy from the Jet Li starrer Ocean Heaven.

    But Priyanka Chopra will be the kiss of death for the film. She’s a Jonah.

    Ranbir Kapoor is probably the best Bollywood actor from the younger lot. Million times better than Salman, Aamir, SRK, Akshay etc.

  5. India Exporting Beggars!

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/Indians-pack-bags-for-Dubai-begging-fest/articleshow/15426840.cms

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    Wow! Tamil Buggers Exporting Beggars! ;)

    Another feather in Tamil Nadu’s cap!

    I can’t control my excitement.

    What about hookers?

    I suppose some Indian state must have hooked on to the idea. Andhra Pradesh??

    Mera Bharat Mahaan!