r/MadeMeSmile Sep 01 '22 Silver 1 Helpful 5 Wholesome 6 All-Seeing Upvote 1

Crowd giving way to ambulance during GANESH CHATURTHI , India Helping Others

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u/notthat-bitch Sep 01 '22

Travis Scott fans should take notes

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u/Interesting_Heron_58 Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 02 '22

Lmao literally came here to find a Travis Scott comment. Delivered 👏🏼

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u/goodwordsbad Sep 01 '22

Is that shit head still out on bail

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u/AKbartender Sep 01 '22

“I’m just here to rage bro idc if people dying 🤷” 🥴

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u/Dependent_Yak_2787 Sep 02 '22

They can’t - they are illiterate.

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u/TheSunshineDemon Sep 01 '22

Get out of my brain.

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u/Thecheesinater Sep 02 '22

But it’s so cozy in here! The anxiety really keeps the place warm and all of your stray thoughts are very entertaining!

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u/C7rl_Al7_1337 Sep 02 '22

I especially enjoy their thoughts questioning their sexuality ;)

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u/Huntsman2005 Sep 02 '22

And when Chaz was a thing to🤣

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u/Vixxay Sep 02 '22

What about who now? I haven’t heard this news.

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u/jinglebass Sep 02 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is common in India during festivals.

Ambulances are given a quick and easy way out.

I attended a huge festival in Kerala (Thrissur pooram) recently and the crowd was so so huge. Even amongst the sea of people ambulances(sometimes 3 at a time) had no issue passing through it.

Also the crowd control by the police was phenomenal.

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u/Traditional-Bad179 Sep 02 '22

Nothing less is expected from our Mallu people, greetings from Kumaon Uttarakhand.

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u/jinglebass Sep 02 '22

Greetings friend. I visited Champawat a while back.

Very welcoming and warm people.

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u/GlovesComingOff Sep 02 '22

Me Marathi boy sneaking in just to read your pleasant conversation! XD

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u/FutureGhost81 Sep 01 '22

If that were here in states we’d block it and probably twerk for the gram on top of the stranded ambulance while the person inside suffers.

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u/realtrapshit41069 Sep 01 '22

They’re literally clearing a path well in advance of an ambulance. I’ve seen festivals here in the States where kids are OD’ing on drugs yet festival goers refuse to get out of the way.

I think this is quite a kind act and we should celebrate kindness instead of assuming it’s done for selfish intent

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u/[deleted] Sep 02 '22

Festivals should have a shut off switch for emergencies so the crowd can hear that the they need to get out of the way, and the only light show should be on the medic's helmet.

Or even better, the medic can carry a device that signals all the stage lighting to point at them.

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u/McStoned2077 Sep 01 '22

That's because ameicans are pieces of shit.

Source: am american, that deals with stupid shitty americans on the daily.

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u/Holiday-Dust-2221 Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 01 '22

Fellow American here, I think it has to do with the whole rugged individualism culture, which has morphed into an I'm the only one that matters culture and everyone else can just go fuck themselves, people here can be hella selfish

Edit: removed the s from American

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u/The-unicorn-republic Sep 02 '22

https://youtu.be/4nqkhC8zn8Y people are shitty in every country when it comes to this kind of this, also when it comes to ambulances in India this post is an exception, not the rule. People in India tend to be some of the worst offenders to getting in the way of ambulances

The best I've personally seen cane from the Czech Republic which has a far more individualistic culture than most countries so I feel your theory is off

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u/A90008w8 Sep 02 '22

It's a generalization. People generally move out of the way during emergency in India.

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u/vanearthquake Sep 01 '22

Americans are great people if you have a 1 on 1 conversation with them. But get them in a large group and damn are you dumb

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u/BiGinTeLleCtGuY Sep 01 '22

At the first sentence i was like "Ok now that's Racist", but after the second i was like "Ok you get a pass i guess"

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u/Vancitysimm Sep 02 '22

I’ll get downvoted for this but that’s not true. I grew up in India and I know first hand how much human life matters there. Ambulances always have to force their way through cuz people don’t move.

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u/Double-Cupcake-3731 Sep 02 '22

Time changes.... We've learnt a lot this COVID season.

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u/jinglebass Sep 02 '22

Unless you're stuck in traffic nobody holds up an ambulance as far as I've seen. My personal experience.

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u/GF1386 Sep 02 '22

Feel free to move to Delhi.

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u/[deleted] Sep 02 '22

There was a blm protest where people were jumping on a firetruck as it was to get to an emergency spot.

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u/Organtrefficker Sep 02 '22

Kids are Oding on Drugs

That seems like a bigger issue than the ambulance thing

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u/jbcraigs Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 01 '22

Video is sped up to make it seem as if people are quickly making the way. In reality, you are screwed if you need to get to a hospital quickly in India. First, because of traffic the ambulance will take an hour to get to you. Even if there is no procession, roads are always filled with slow moving traffic. Then people don’t really give way to ambulances easily and would in fact try to use the ambulance as a leverage to move faster themselves.

I think this is quite a kind act..

Making way for ambulance is not an “act of kindness”. It’s frickin bare minimum you can do.

Source: grew up in India.

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u/cherry__12345 Sep 02 '22

I have lived in India for 19 years, I have always seen people moving for ambulance, fire trucks.

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u/micheal-scarn311 Sep 02 '22

Don't know where you've grown up. But here in Pune, Maharashtra, never have I ever seen someone holding up an ambulance. Infact, people would break signals and pay the fines than hold up an ambulance or a fire truck

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u/AlphaAndEntropy Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 01 '22

I don't know why you're getting down voted. I had an Indian doctor, hilarious guy. He told me he didn't drive in India because he had a driver, and people there drive like "Muther puckers", but he was perfectly comfortable driving in Chicago.

He had me laughing so hard, the nurse thought I was having a seizure.

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u/Cybersorcerer1 Sep 02 '22

If you can drive in Mumbai, you can drive anywhere in the world (hopefully following traffic rules)

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u/AlphaAndEntropy Sep 02 '22

No. Try driving in Madison, WI on the Beltline. It looks way worse than this.

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u/WilliamSI Sep 02 '22

because this is not Mumbai or Delhi

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u/Hades_what_else Sep 01 '22

Yeah you can see the trees rustling too fast

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u/InfernoSub Sep 02 '22

This is the original video and not sped up. Not sure why you inferiority complex people are everywhere finding fantasy negatives in everything even when evidence is on cam that people in such large numbers have instinctively prioritised giving way to the ambulance. Why do you people do this?

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u/McPresh Sep 02 '22

Saw it a lot during the “mostly peaceful protests” two summers ago.

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u/Linderosse Sep 01 '22 Ally

Strangely fitting that this was during a Ganesh chaturthi celebration, since iirc the god Ganesh in Hinduism is also known as “the remover of obstacles.”

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u/myphilosophicalbutt Sep 01 '22

Well observed!

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u/Ok-Albatross-9409 Sep 02 '22

Idk why my dumb brain didn’t put those two together. Maybe it’s because “chaturthi” threw me off, but I’m glad someone said it overall, lol! Great observation!

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u/gammongaming11 Sep 01 '22

meanwhile in California

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u/We_Make_Soap Sep 01 '22

What absolute trash. Real pieces of shit right there.

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u/[deleted] Sep 01 '22

This video single handedly reinforces a huge amount of stereotypes. I guess all I can say is good you you twats.

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u/jo_nigiri Sep 02 '22

I hate everything about this video, from the people in it, to the people in the comments thinking it's okay to be racist because of it

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u/OutlandishnessPale10 Sep 01 '22

WHAT THE HELL?!

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u/ravenhairedmaid Sep 01 '22

At least they weren't blocking its path. But still...

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u/Head_BreaKeR Sep 01 '22

What a great day to have eyes 👀

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u/LigonDS Sep 01 '22

just run em all over, they deserved it.

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u/AlphaAndEntropy Sep 01 '22

Fuuuuck. On Juneteenth, no less. Giving ammo to racists.

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u/TibblesTheConqueror Sep 01 '22

It’s as if these people don’t live in a civilization.

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u/Crafter164 Sep 02 '22

The amount of racists in the yt comments is ungodly

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u/Goldenchicks Sep 01 '22

Meanwhile some self centered jerks here in the US won't even pull over. I wish there were cameras on the ambulance to catch drivers so they can get their ticket in the mail.

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u/Interesting_Dog_7200 Sep 01 '22

The same shit here in Germany....

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u/gaffcrop Sep 01 '22

Same in the UK.

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u/TheThiefMaster Sep 02 '22

Really? My experience in the north of England is everyone gets out of the way of an ambulance with its lights/sirens going.

Even as far as parting a two lane traffic jam so the ambulance can get down the middle.

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u/pra_teek Sep 01 '22

As an Indian we are very good about going out of our way to give space to ambulance. The assholes here though would follow ambulance because they know it'll always have a way.

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u/HelloThereBrotha Sep 02 '22

Self centered jerks exist everywhere, and as an American, I’ve never seen someone hold up an ambulance deliberately. Only time I’ve ever seen an ambulance held up is in extreme traffic and still all surrounding cars did their best to scoot and the ambulance got through. I live in WA so other states like California might be worse in terms of road manners idk.

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u/Routine-Somewhere960 Sep 01 '22

Every post gotta be about the US somehow….

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u/Goldenchicks Sep 01 '22

It would be inappropriate for me to comment about another country that I haven't been to.

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u/RandomBrownDude604 Sep 01 '22

Do you know where Reddit is based out of?

Or where the data you’re consuming is being hosted?

Or where your post is being stored?

Take a wild fucking guess Einstein.

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u/IshTheFace Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 01 '22

Meanwhile i Sweden the other day, a handful of climate activists blocked a highway so ambulances couldn't get through.

Edit/ i meant to write couldn't get through. Not could. It's been fixed.

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u/_mrcooper_ Sep 01 '22

Humans breath out carbon dioxide, fart metane gas and literally shit in the water, those activists were trying to save the planet by killing those humans. /s Swedish folks are quite ahead

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u/bananablowfish Sep 01 '22

As an Indian who visits Europe every year, i can tell you exceptions exist and this video captures one such rare instance lol. If you're dying, parts of Europe is the best place to die in. Source: grew up in india and work in Seattle.

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u/BewildermentOvEden Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 01 '22 Take My Power

Har Mahadev, very good dharma, good karma

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u/Ornery_Profession744 Sep 01 '22

India knows how to crowd!

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u/kleptonite13 Sep 01 '22

In the book, Shantaram, the narrator talks about how you couldn't have a billion Americans or a billion French living together in one country, but Indians have a culture that allows them to handle a larger population with more grace. I don't know for sure if that's true, but I think about it in crowds and on transit in the US.

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u/noobvorld Sep 01 '22

What's even more interesting is, India has more languages and distinct cultures than all of Europe, and yet somehow manages to stay one single country with a homogenous international identity (even though there's plenty of conflicting identities internally).

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u/myphilosophicalbutt Sep 01 '22

This post and thread making me rather mushy. We have our problems for sure, but there’s instances when the sense of community and sheer force of goodwill and humanity shines bright in India and this is just one of them.

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u/kleptonite13 Sep 01 '22

I think that's mostly true, although the nature of that identity seems like it's taking on a darker side as the concept of Hindutva grows and pushes out some of the smaller minorities and cultures. What's in store for Muslims in India this next decade may be troubling. Hopefully that trend reverses course.

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u/IndBeak Sep 01 '22 Plus One

What do you mean Hindutva grows. India has been a Hindu country for thousands of years. If anything, the percentage population of Hindus is slowly declining over time. And don't even start with hinduvta vs hinduism bs. Bcoz they are words for the same thing in two diff languages.

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u/LOL_Look_Bro Sep 02 '22

Mate there'll be no harm to muslims in India. We have been living since together for centuries. Ofcourse there are some dickheads everywhere but trust me, India will be one of the most secular countries when it comes to religion forever.

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u/kleptonite13 Sep 01 '22

Religious extremism and violence is definitely unacceptable, but do you think that all 220M Muslims in India are responsible for that? What do you think should happen to those Muslims that are there?

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u/Snoo97842 Sep 01 '22

They are definitely not responsible. I hope they will support Uniform Civil Code and all such reforms which will take India ahead

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u/kleptonite13 Sep 02 '22

What people didn't do terrible things to each other in the Middle Ages? It's a different age. Every major country is going to have to learn to thrive with multiple groups of people living in the same geographic areas.

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u/wadya_a_fanuc Sep 01 '22

Do you have any idea how many people died during the partition of india? even still their are pograms often against the muslim minority. Modi the current prime minister has been called the Butcher of Gujarat for his participation and support of the massacres.

Not to mention the current and ongoing military occupation and suppression of Kashmir.

The reason it appears to have a homogenous international identity is because that has been a concerted effort by hindu nationalists since independence, further most of the people who emigrate, or rise to positions of importance within the nation, are high cast hindu's from heavily urbanized areas.

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u/ParasKadyan Sep 02 '22

Muslims ain't a minority in India

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u/noobvorld Sep 01 '22

I agree with you everything you said. We've been mired by local and cultural divisions for 70 years and in the last 8 that's evolved into religious division. I'm not for one moment expressing support for the current government or its symbolism, in fact I'm vehemently against it.

At the same time, I believe that a united front is a good foreign policy decision, and we have conducted our international relations in that way for many years including under the Congress leadership, so I'd disagree that this is a product of Hindu nationalism. Your comment on caste driven emigration is definitely something I hadn't considered. Gonna go Google some numbers :)

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u/cursed_boi-uwu Sep 01 '22

Damn you sound like a fucking nutcase

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u/LOL_Look_Bro Sep 02 '22

You seem like so much biased towards the muslims. Twisted facts and all. Oh, and btw more people came from pakistan to India than the other way around. Plus muslims aren't a minority in India.

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u/Fuzzy-Waltz-4653 Sep 01 '22

I loved this book...it took me ages to finish it but I absolutely loved it

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u/kleptonite13 Sep 01 '22

I feel like it's a perspective changer. When I was younger and more malleable, I was working as a PA on film sets and an old school key grip gave me a copy and told me that "every young man should read it."

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u/Ezvine Sep 01 '22

Well .... 1.38 billion.

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u/Ornery_Profession744 Sep 01 '22

I meant they know how to cooperate and be cognizant on the needs of others MUCH more than say the US.

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u/NewToTradingStock Sep 01 '22

In usa, that ambulance is on🔥

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u/A9League3000 Sep 02 '22

Lord Ganesha, remover of all obstacles

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u/BeltedCoyote1 Sep 02 '22

Between stuff like this and the bikes coming out of India,

Indias really cool and doesn’t afraid of anything.

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u/herkalurk Sep 01 '22

If only people in other cars would be this attentive to what's going on around them.....

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u/GoodSwim Sep 01 '22

Nobody twerking on it?!

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u/Teonanacatlbruh Sep 01 '22

Americans can learn something by watching this. I once took a horse & carriage onto the sidewalk in Philadelphia while all the surrounding cars wouldn't even budge for a blaring ambulance behind us.

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u/jhaat_puller Sep 02 '22

Man I'm weak ....slightest bit generosity makes my eyes wet ...but this is huge ...

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u/fatalcharm Sep 01 '22

Take note Americans. See how people in other countries move out of the way instead of climbing on the ambulance and twerking? That’s what you’re supposed to do.

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u/Hades_what_else Sep 01 '22

Dude seriously? Americans aren't the only ones that have shitty crowd behaviour. I'm all for criticicing America for all it's tons of Problems. But some guy telling Americans to take notes on a atleast double speed video of a Ambulance rolling through a crowd is one of the things that makes me facepalm.

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u/GoddyssIncognito Sep 01 '22

Ganesha is the remover of obstacles…

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u/Marco280892 Sep 01 '22

How many peoples there

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u/Icy_Meringue_6078 Sep 01 '22

Probably 10-15k

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u/sushibaker07 Sep 01 '22

Won't ever see this kind of thing in any protest in the US, probably.

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u/killmimes Sep 01 '22

Is this a Diwali festival?

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u/nad09 Sep 01 '22

India has multiple major festivals, this one is Ganesh chaturthi and is celebrated wildly in Maharashtra/south india

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u/anikets242 Sep 02 '22

It's celebrated in Northern States as well with just as much enthusiasm.. Even in the northeast (asam).

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u/killmimes Sep 01 '22

Thank you!

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u/soroutadi Sep 01 '22

No Ganesh chaturthi

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u/Krugnak Sep 01 '22

If this was in the US, the bus would if been destroyed.

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u/Fuzzy-Waltz-4653 Sep 01 '22

Does anyone know the name of this chant/song? Thanks!

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u/IcyDeath011 Sep 01 '22

Here you go

https://youtu.be/HzGE_WaSqE4

It's a devotional song

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u/Automatic-Charge3482 Sep 01 '22

Ya re Ya - Ventilator movie…

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u/Sri_Man_420 Sep 02 '22

Ya Re Ya - Ventilator

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u/jesse_hurt Sep 01 '22

Protesters here can give two shits if it’s a life or death situation. They’re still blocking ALL vehicles with their “Pro life” and “[insert race] Lives Matter” signs.

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u/Rude_Print_9042 Sep 02 '22

Same in India. These people aren't protesting, they're celebrating the birth of a God.

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u/RadlogLutar Sep 01 '22

This restored my faith in humanity

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u/A_Guy_Named_Matthew Sep 01 '22

You see if you ran the people over it would be faster. No need to thank me, learned from GTA paramedic training.

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u/ValleyAndFriends Sep 02 '22

I wish more crowds would do this here in the US. Usually during protests people just block the road and won’t let any vehicles through, even ambulances. :[

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u/Rude_Print_9042 Sep 02 '22

That's technically what protests are like throughout the world. This was a peaceful crowd, celebrating a religious festival, hence the courtesy shown by the people!

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u/KingCryptAlgo Sep 01 '22 Helpful

We Indians are always excel at humanity, we are regaining our lost glory

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u/Hades_what_else Sep 01 '22

That video looks way less heartwarming if you notice that it's at twice the speed and it's disappointing if you think that OP might very well be promoting some kind of political agenda by misleading people and showing a manipulated video.

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u/ParasKadyan Sep 02 '22

Bruh it's not possible to move that big of crowd this fast but atleast they are doing it even if slowly

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u/Throawaynormie Sep 01 '22

Meanwhile there’s a Susan blocking an ambulance at an intersection and no one will move

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u/Negotiation_Loose Sep 01 '22

America would never

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u/[deleted] Sep 01 '22

That certainly isn’t America

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u/mtnrnr5136 Sep 01 '22

You knew it wasn’t in America as the crowd would never part.

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u/CaptJM Sep 01 '22

Would never happen in the states. There would be MORE injuries before this was done.

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u/Dat-Lonley-Potato Sep 01 '22

Meanwhile: There’s a video of an American driver blocking an ambulance.

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u/K24AcuraCLTubro Sep 01 '22

And in the states people don’t even move over for emergency vehicles.

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u/Parmenion87 Sep 01 '22

Had a guy here last week in Australia zoom by going about 80km/h behind an ambulance while people who had pulled aside tried to merge back in behind it. He nearly hit me and about 4 other people.

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u/Banny_King Sep 02 '22

If that was america, at least 3 people would twerk on that guy's death bed

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u/zZiggySmallz Sep 02 '22

Here in America, they would stop the ambulance and beat the shit out of the driver, medics, and the patient in the back.

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u/Malevolentiae Sep 02 '22

Our first priority is life? Lol.

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u/Interesting_Dog_7200 Sep 01 '22

That's really impressive.

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u/space-native Sep 01 '22

"how big is the crowd"

you mean

how big the crowd is

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u/Blackfire01001 Sep 01 '22

BLM should take note.

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u/ArminVonKink Sep 01 '22

I wonder how this would go if it wasn’t for half a dozen volunteers running ahead and shooing the crowd…

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u/myphilosophicalbutt Sep 01 '22

India in general is pretty well equipped for large crowd gatherings like these. I doubt there are instances of planned religious gatherings without prior crowd management protocol in place which includes both state resources and civil volunteers. One such instance is traffic management during Durga Puja in Kolkata, india. Ganesh Chaturthi is also largely conducted in a very organised fashion — simply not sustainable with this many people otherwise.

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u/Anxious-Ad9851 Sep 01 '22

My thoughts exactly, not that this isn't awesome to see happen. But there are plenty of videos of ambulances in India stuck in grid locked intersections where vehicles and people are aware of the ambulances presence but do absolutely nothing to clear a route. Good on those runners for taking the initiative.

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u/Automatic-Charge3482 Sep 01 '22

Whatever you say about india, Opposite is also true.

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u/Hades_what_else Sep 01 '22

Goes for every big country

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u/Samanth-aa Sep 01 '22

If the function was at another venue(and not on roads, remember I said another venue and didn’t say ‘no function’ at all), the ambulance would have fled at 50 Kph, but we are celebrating since we managed to let it flee at 20 kph.

That’s the entire problem of india. We are happy getting bronze medal, but never wanna think of getting gold medal.

Under promise, and deliver little bit on top of what you promised. Katham.

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u/apclps Sep 02 '22

I don't mean to interrupt your self-hating rant, but...

Here's a few videos of "other venues" and how crowds outside of India so perfectly handle ambulances:

As it turns out, thousands of people seamlessly coordinating to part for an ambulance isn't negligibly easy.

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u/LeadingConfidence647 Sep 01 '22

I dont think they have any other option other than clearing the road... Its more of a not getting run over by the ambulance kinda response than letting the ambulance pass response.

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u/Dr_Proctologist69 Sep 01 '22

We don't act like Travis Scott btw.

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u/Kniobium Sep 02 '22

Nah I'm 100% sure that people would make way. It's different here in India. However crowded it is, I can guarantee that the ambulance would not have to stop.

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u/VeDaNt34 Sep 01 '22

"Ya re ya saare ya " Song

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u/Cybersorcerer1 Sep 02 '22

There are some people telling people to move if you look closely, if they weren't there then it would probably take same more time for the ambulance to move

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u/RajReddy806 Sep 01 '22

I have never seen this when certain people occupy streets for namaz

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u/Emergency-Channel982 Sep 01 '22

bro my political ideologies and my humour are in complete different spheres, that comment there was just express one point of view of my ideologies while trying to imbibe some humour and satire . ✌🏻

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u/myphilosophicalbutt Sep 01 '22

Unnecessary shitstirring

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u/Otto-Korrect Sep 01 '22

If that ambulance wants to run over the guy in front of it, its going to have to go just a bit faster. I mean, it looks like he's not even really TRYING!

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u/killmimes Sep 01 '22

Ok thanks

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u/OutlandishnessPale10 Sep 01 '22

r/redditmoment got downvoted for no reason

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u/killmimes Sep 01 '22

Thank you....Jeez the only festival I knew was Diwali and I'm not even indian....give a brother a break

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u/Master_Fan_7687 Sep 01 '22

Well u know now have a good day

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u/Aggravating_Ad_1247 Sep 02 '22

Whee if the other posts I've seen from reddit are anything to go by india prioritizes a lot of things before life. Such as rapists,murderers and politicians that fall under both of those titles.

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u/BruhBorne69 Sep 02 '22

Ah Reddit, the ultimate source of complete and unbiased news.

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u/Deceptikhan42 Sep 01 '22

Good job everyone!

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u/Alan_Smithee_ Sep 02 '22

I am not sure if you would see such behaviour in other places.

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u/Enlightened-Beaver Sep 01 '22

How do people live with so many other people around them like this. Claustrophobic!

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u/ParasKadyan Sep 02 '22

Nobody lives in such big crowds dude 💀

This video is from the day of a big festival in India where people gather in crowd.

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u/TheMountainRidesElia Sep 02 '22

This is a big festival in India. It's like seeing a video of a Beiber concert and saying "How do people live with so many other people around them like this. Claustrophobic!"

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u/Pumpkin_King113 Sep 01 '22

Shit, in Florida it takes 4 minutes for 2 cars to get out of the way of an ambulance

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u/tipsy_turd Sep 01 '22

i’d have smiled better if the celebrations didn’t happen on the street in the first place but somewhere designated. wouldn’t slow down that ambulance too.

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u/darkevilcougar Sep 01 '22 edited Sep 01 '22

The big idols have to be carried from temples and home to the river bed or ocean shores. And this should happen on a specific day in a very short span of time. By short I mean a few hours. So crowded streets and roads are unavoidable.

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u/OutlandishnessPale10 Sep 01 '22

I think this video is from maharashtra (an Indian state) where Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated A LOT! Idk why, but it's just that this particular festival is wildly popular there, therefore this much crowd. The scale of celebration in other states (like mine) is not this big.

Mumbai (in maharashtra) becomes a tourist place during this time. People from different parts of the country come here to offer prayer. So yeah, it can be crowdy there.

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u/Belgianwaffle4444 Sep 01 '22

"Idk why" because it is a major festival for Marathi people and we celebrate it with a lot of fanfare.

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u/ezio1452 Sep 01 '22

"Idk why but it's just that this particular festival is wildly popular there"

Because Ganesh Chaturthi IS a Marathi festival. Lokamanya Tilak came up with it during our struggle for Independence.

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u/OutlandishnessPale10 Sep 01 '22

Oh, you learn something new everyday...

I thought it was a normal festival celebrated because Lord Ganesha was born.

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u/SorcererSupreme13 Sep 01 '22

Main purpose was to get people together to ignite independence movement. British wouldn't allow it to happen officially under the banner of freedom fight. So people used to gather together to celebrate the occasion AND make plans about the movement.

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u/Kniobium Sep 02 '22

People don't just randomly gather on the street and celebrate festivals.

When an event of this scale is organized, the police are given notice in advance and appropriate arrangements are made well in advance. This gathering is 100% not holding up any traffic. The ambulance was probably let through just to make it easier and faster for the ambulance. Or maybe because of any emergency among the attendees.

I'm not saying that these processions have no effect on traffic... They do have a big effect. But nothing stops in India.

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u/LeftTilty Sep 01 '22

Nice. This happens only during festivals. On other days the story is very different.

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u/Dr_Proctologist69 Sep 01 '22

You mean run over multiple people like they normally do in the US or UK?

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