Things I hate about India

OK. Right now, it’s just one thing.


The electricity has now been out for nearly 5 hours. Imagine 100+ degree heat. Now imagine it with no ac or fan. I’m quite literally melting.

There are scheduled power cuts here – everyone has at least one hour a day with no electiricty–in a way, it’s a great public/environmental health initiative. By cutting an hour of electricity a day, we can save an enormous amount of resources, natural and fiscal. It’s inconvenient as hell, but it’s a good idea. Granted, the cuts aren’t really being done here as health initiative, but more as a necessity–there isn’t enough electricity to support this many people 24/7. Imagine that for a second.

Now consider that the U.S., an enormous country with quite a bit of wealth, would never, ever, EVER in a million years consider having scheduled power cuts. Even though it would be inconveniencing a fraction of the people it’s inconveniencing here. And considering how much electricity Americans use on average, it’d probably save the world an equivalent level of resources.

Anyway, the point is, the power cuts suck, but they are good for us in the long run…scheduled power cuts could be one way that the U.S. could try to start working towards saving energy. But let’s be honest, it’s never going to happen. It’s a violation of our liberty and the pursuit of happiness and all that. Or so some will say.


Starting hour 6, guys. Pray for me.


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One response to “Things I hate about India

  1. Maddie

    7. More than you’ll ever know.

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