Topic started by TFM fan (@ 18.104.22.168) on Sat Jun 16 03:29:44 EDT 2001.
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The director of the new movie starring Vijay and Priyanka Chopra with music by Yuvanshankar Raja passed away in a car accident last week.
Full details here.
- From: srini (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Sat Jun 16 05:13:11 EDT 2001
very pathetic and sad.why god has done this.
- From: eden (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sat Jun 16 05:56:59 EDT 2001
It's appropriate to feel sad about the death of a loved one. It's equally appropriate to console the bereaved. I join you in both.
It's incorrect to blame God for this.
- From: kiru (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Sat Jun 16 19:33:42 EDT 2001
Very important people are dying in traffic accidents. Lot more common people die unnoticed. Doesn't it strike the minds of our administrators/bureaucrats that something needs to be done re: traffic control and management in India ?? No traffic sense at all. People are totally ignorant of the importance of formulating and observing traffic rules. If you guys know of any organisations working for safe roads in India. Please post here. I would really like to contribute my little mite to the cause. This is the only way we do justice to the death of these unfortunate people. May their soul rest in peace.
- From: sabesan (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Sat Jun 16 22:08:07 EDT 2001
Kiru for ur info, i remember reading long back an e-mail.... this was talking about how *bad* the driving is in INdia.... but u know what the conclusion part of that e-mail was - "having said that, the percent of accidents happening in India is much less than US"..... so we can't blame Indian traffic tottally..... .of course its bad, but its not as bad..... regarding this particular accident - it was not an accident in rush hours - it was at 2 AM in the morning, the driver just slept for a fraction of second, and that's it... poor guy Tirupathisamii..... my condolences to his family.....
- From: Parabhu Das (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Sun Jun 17 13:44:51 EDT 2001
Kiru and Sabes,
both are right, I think ultimately it is the health care available also matters a lot to the injured,lives of lot of people who die in India in MVA are because of lack of infrastructure in providing acute care immedately and effectively, the no. of accidents and even the severity of the accidents in US are definitely high, but still lot of them survive with some support because of the effectiveness of care.
Just to add , Shankarnag ( a great admirer of IR) , one of the young , intelligent , talented directors from Kannada died also from a tragic accident at a young age, who incidentally directed the kannada movie "Accident" with great BGM (no songs) by IR and won the national award also.
- From: veriyan (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Sun Jun 17 14:04:14 EDT 2001
is that mean "Velan" will shelve
- From: Athi (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Sun Jun 17 16:00:05 EDT 2001
Driving in snow in USA IMHO, is very treacherous
and cannot be compared to anything. Someone would argue that people should have ABS, traction control in their cars but it is well known that such cars are very expensive and is not affordable to everyone. I agree that the traffic rules are not followed well in India but that doesn't mean that driving in US is all fun.
- From: kiru (@ 126.96.36.199)
on: Sun Jun 17 19:47:44 EDT 2001
Prabhu Das..has a point. But I dont believe that the accident % is higher in the US. % to what # of cars or miles drive ? I think accident to miles driven is the right # to compare. BTW, I have not driven in India. But I have driven more than 120K miles in US and Canada (including snowy conditions). IMO, driving in this country is fun compared to India. Let us not defend anything about India. Traffic management surely needs attention in our country.
- From: Athi (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Mon Jun 18 23:35:54 EDT 2001
I am not saying that traffic management is good in India but certainly driving in snow in US can be very treacherous as I have found out couple of times.
- From: jil (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Tue Jun 19 00:24:07 EDT 2001
When time comes every body has to die.
Be hppy till U r alive.
- From: sabesan (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Tue Jun 19 01:15:55 EDT 2001
Parabhu Das - u r 100% right..... Kiru - i was not defending the Traffic in India..... just wanted to tell about the article i read long time back about the accident percentage..... and i will not accept the # of cars - in India, its cars plus bus plus lorry plus cycle plus 2 wheelers and plus the GREAT GREAT Nadai Rajakaal - all put together - will for sure be equal to the # of cars here in US :-)
of course, its pity in India when it comes to the rescue effort after accidents..... i have heard of one death in Tiruchy-Tanjore road where a person coming in a TVS-50 was hit by some lorry and was lying in the road for nearly 4 hours, before he was taken the hospital where he breathed his last..... we need to *blame* ourself also for this..... *edhu eppadi ponnal enna* mentality - well, shame on us.....
- From: cosmician (@ 18.104.22.168)
on: Tue Jun 19 01:50:37 EDT 2001
"Let us not defend anything about India"
A bit extreme don't you think Kiru....
These are the hard facts of globalization :
"...As the UN Human Development Reports remind us, the disparities that exist across the world are truly staggering.
· The richest 225 people in the world have a combined wealth of $1 trillion - equal to the annual income of the poorest 47 per cent of the world's population, comprising 2.5 billion people.
· The assets of the three richest individuals exceed the combined GDP of the 48 least developed countries.
This disparity cannot coexist with the preservation of the environment or the removal of poverty.
Again, the World Bank itself admits that the distribution of per capita income between countries has become more unequal.
· In 1960, the average per capita GDP in the richest 20 countries was 15 times that of the poorest 20 countries. By 2000, the proportion was 30 times, or double. Indeed, per capita incomes in the poorest 20 countries have hardly changed in these 40 years.
This is the true face of globalisation, which virtually every country has accepted as an article of faith these days.
And we all know who pulls the strings..I am not saying this to defend that whatever is happening in India is right...but there are a lot of external factors to consider too.
- From: sivakumar (@ 22.214.171.124)
on: Thu Jun 21 10:46:18 EDT 2001
Tirupathi sami is my aunt's very close friend. His accident was not due to traffic. The road was pretty empty, but the driver was damn sleepy and that is why he rammed the car against the post. Very aspiring man. I have met him and talked to him when he came home home a couple of times. Chithi used to say 'ivan periya aala varuvaan paaru'. God, may his soul rest in peace.
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