Tagged: India

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Such lengths for a loo

Two tales this week show the extraordinary lengths people will go to in order to get a loo. A young girl in Dhanapur village in India went on hunger strike for two days to persuade her parents that they should build a toilet in their home. The 15 year old...

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Snakey Starbucks surprise

In the news this week is the story of a Texan man who was startled by a snake at his local Starbucks when he went to use the loo. Bruce Ahlswede responded as anyone would – he called in staff and his wife to take a look. Fortunately, the snake...

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Friday flush 15 June 2012

Ten tonnes of toilet paper aflame! Luckily this didn’t end up with anyone hurt, but in Ohio a trailer carrying ten tonnes of toilet paper caught alight, spilling the cargo onto the highway. Holy flaming bog roll! Indian railways committed to loos Utilising World Environment Day, Indian railways have proclaimed...

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Divisions of labour

In the ‘Boring but important’ section of The Week this week, there’s a story about India’s push to provide a toilet for every Indian household by 2012. Currently, dry toilets are ‘serviced’ by people who are considered untouchable. Plenty of work has been done by organisations such as Sulabh International...

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Women and children

Bog Standard is not just a brilliant name for a campaign – it is a brilliant campaign. Launched in October 2004, Bog Standard aims to improve toilet facilities for school children in the UK, and it has brought the issue of toilets for pupils to the fore. It is headed...

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Saturday Skiddie 30.08.08

Hi all and welcome to this week’s Friday Flush Saturday Skiddie. An artist in New York is bringing his style to the streets – toilet stall style. Ricky Syers has been walking around dressed as a janitor carrying a toilet with a man inside. Pretty cool stuff, really. And being...

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Friday Flush 15.08.08

I recently did a study of female toilet users in pubs, trying to get an idea of what women like and don’t like about public toilets. I was surprised that one of the things that came out top of the list was hand dryers – most women prefer hand towels....

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The Friday Flush

I have so much loo news to get through that it’s not possible to comment on everything. So I introduce The Friday Flush!   Loo News   Voting for America’s Best Restroom is currently open.   Officials in India are keeping the streets clean by offering money to people to...

Sulabh liberates 60,000 scavengers, tots up $32 mn revenue: UNDP 2

Sulabh liberates 60,000 scavengers, tots up $32 mn revenue: UNDP

Sulabh International is the reason I became interested in all thingstoilety. Its good work has been highlighted in a UN report this week.the story below is from www.mangalorean.com ———- Forwarded message ———-New Delhi, July 1 (IANS) Sulabh International, a 38-year-old movementpromoting low-cost safe sanitation in the country, has liberated over60,000...

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I’m baaack!

The BogLogger is moving countries – AGAIN – so I’ve been busy with finishing work and packing and arranging visas and all that sort of fun stuff. The good news is that I can now compare New Zealand toilets to Australian toilets and see which is better. Of course, the...