Detached – Them And Us

This posting has little to do with gardening. However when I saw this article on BBC News magazine I had to share it with my friends and fellow bloggers.

India has a population of about 1.8 Billion and it seems that 75 percent of it’s homes Do Not own a refrigerator.

If you have the time this is worth the time to read.
Source BBC News Village just got its first fridge

Santosh’s wife applies a dab of vermillion to the fridge, to keep away evil spirits, and then blows on a conch shell to seek divine blessings and welcome the fridge into their home. The fridge has pride of place – next to Santosh’s sewing machine and their tiny television set.

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Why is common sense so uncommon?
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3 responses to “Detached – Them And Us

  1. Amazing! I just cleaned my freezer, which is in addition to refrigerator/freezer in kitchen. Difficult to imagine summer in India without a fridge (or A/C)


  2. The things we tend to take for granted.


  3. Very interesting. I often think about what an awesome luxury a refrigerator is, especially during the summer. Being able to have ice, or to keep meat for long periods without any effort is truly a wonderful thing. I think that fact hit home in a big way during and after Katrina – there were discarded refrigerators and bags of spoiled food as far as the eye could see!


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