All Fart and No Shit


India is a country of contradictions. According to Zafar Adeel, Director of United Nations University’s Institute for Water, Environment and Health (IWEH), “It is a tragic irony to think that in India, a country now wealthy enough that roughly half of the people own phones, about half cannot afford the basic necessity and dignity of a toilet.”

India the world’s second most populous country, have access to a mobile telephone than to a toilet, according to a new UN study on how to cut the number of people with inadequate sanitation. India has some 545 million cell phones, enough to serve about 45 per cent of the population, but only about 366 million people or 31 per cent of the population had access to improved sanitation.

Statistics can be deceiving but who wants a ‘potty’ when we can have ‘verbal diarrhoea’ though the latest gadgets. Makes me wonder if India’s new found Global Super Power status is ‘all fart and no shit’

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