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 48hours of rain.. 37.
number of people to be evacuated in new orleans... entire city..wohh
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... 48hours
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 it's business as usual
USA...world's most developed nation
India...third world country..
oopss...did i get the last fact wrong???
Well Done Mumbaikars
One thought: on at least one count this is wrong. On the afternoon of July 26 itself, the Saki Naki landslide killed some 80 people. So the "deaths within 48 hours" figure is not 37, but substantially more.
But apart from that, I had a few random additions to make to this list. Here they are:
Deaths in violence in Gujarat, 2002: 1000-2000.
No similar violence in New Orleans, 2002.
Deaths in violence and bomb blasts in Bombay, 1992-93: approx 1500.
No similar violence in New Orleans, 1992-93.
Deaths in violence in New Delhi, 1984: approx 3000.
No similar violence in New Orleans, 1984.
Don't know why these facts did not make it into the widely-circulated little thingie I quoted to begin this post.
Never mind. Well done, somebody.