Since the unconventionally heavy rains took its toll on Chennai city, we and many other channels have been constantly trying to keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in the city.
But have we done enough. Well, at least one Facebook user begs (rather argues) to differ. According to a Chennai resident, Balaji Narayanan, the national media has failed in its duty towards Chennai; at least in comparison to the coverage of Paris Attacks.
Here’s a comparative infographic he shared:
Hello #world I come from a city called Chennai! It’s the capital city of my state Tamil Nadu and one of the big 4 cities in a country called #India. It is 3times the population of Paris at 6.5million in and the per capita income is 6000$ per annum making it one of the lowest per capita income in top 50 urban cities in the world in 2014. For those of you who love Cars chennai is called “Detroit of India”.
Famous CEOs of Silicon Valley companies #google #sundarpichai #indranooyi #pepsi hail from my chennai!
We are the only city in India and for that matter in South Asia to have ever featured in #NYtimes top 50 places to visit.
We have faced insane amount of rains in the last 2 weeks which we have not seen in the last 125 years and massive flooding and the majority of the city’s population is under water and being evacuated.
Yet the national and international response has been lukewarm & lackadaisical.
Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers & support if you can by sharing this message and contributing to #chennairainshelp
A forever Chennaite by heart, mind & soul
Well Balaji, may be you’re right and if that’s the case it’s about time we woke up and listened to the cry of Chennai. It’s not a cry for desperate for help, it’s a battle-cry of an amazing city which will surely bounce back.
We just have to echo it and help it’s campaign.
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