India's economy has been in the news for the past few years. Here, in India, the papers are constantly comparing the development and growth of India to China. There are malls, perfect symbols of western (*cough*american) consumerism, popping up everywhere (seriously, there is one near the village where I work now).
Yet India has so far to go. The past two days there have been bombings in Bangaluroo - Bangalore and today, the state just to the north of us, in Gujarat.
I was chatting with someone, they said why is Pakistan doing this to us? In the papers they claim bombings are aimed to scare off foreign investors or it was the LTTE, group fighting for independent rule in Sri Lanka. It is unknown who did it.
Earlier this week, there was a vote in the central government to oust the ruling alliance. When politicians abstained from the vote, I saw on TV where their homes were being attacked, it showed angry men tearing off doors, breaking windows and defacing property in other forms. It looked barbaric. For a country who is becoming developed. Proof to me how far there is for it come.
The rich poor divide is huge in India and only seems to grow here. Now all the western delights are available, but the poor or just lower middle class still struggle with basics of clean water, power or food.
Maybe I sound a bit judgemental, not sure what is worse, when you have bombs on bicycles attacking people in your country or your own country is out attacking others. Actually it is all 'worse' to me, violence does not seem to solve anything.