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INDIA: Elderly Find Few Places to Call Home


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Cal
- 772 days ago - ipsnews.net
According to the 2011 census, ten percent of India's population of 1.2 billion people is over 60 years of age. These 100 million elderly are almost completely politically disenfranchised and increasingly reliant on paltry state services to survive.



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John S. (303)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:13 am
Thanks, noted, but I can't help but wonder if the government has been a hindrance to development there.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 6:10 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 8:26 am
These are the painfully thin old people you see in India...sweeping streets, trying to sell flowers or fruit, heartbreaking.

In a nation which (to a large extent) includes belivers in KARMA (we live the life we've either chosen in the past or have deserved to live now) compassion is tempered with the "understanding" that all is as it should be.

Makes life a LOT easier.
 

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:35 am
thanks for sharing
 

D D. (102)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 2:04 pm
This is just sad, sad, sad.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 4:00 pm
Heartbreaking.
 

Marie W. (65)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:47 pm
Looking in mirror.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:55 pm
Cheers Cal
 

Sam E M. (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:48 am
Sadly, this is not only the case in India.
 
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