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An Immature Response - A Tragedy for Mumbai

Recently the Prime Minister reshuffled his cabinet and there were varied responses. One of them was Gurudas Kamat, who, incidentally, represents our area in the Lok Sabha.

He chose to resign because he was shifted to the Water and Sanitation Ministry. This "intelligent" MP felt that he has been side-lined and should have been given a more "weighty" ministry.

In this day and age our politicians feel that drinking water and sanitation are of no importance.  Kamat should have been aware that Mumbai lives from year to year and is completely dependant on monsoons for their water supplies.One monsoon failure and we will have water riots here.

Here was a chance to help the city to reduce its dependance on rains and build something that would have helped many generations to come.
Alas! He turned out to be a man of straw in pursuit of titles.

The Temple Treasure

Sri Padmanabha temple at Thiruvananthapuram has suddenly shot into the public eye and national limelight. So id it surprising that politicians, media, westernised Indians, rationalists and many other ill-wishers are all jostling for space.

The treasure by seems enormous, ancient and priceless. One can imagine some extra-ordinary items that represent the wealth of the royalty of those times and a peek into the richness, grandeur and culture of the time it represents.

The key question is.....This is wealth in terms of assets. Where is the money??? Seriously, does somebody believe that this treasure should be sold and the cash used for some ill-advised welfare programme with the inevitable stink of corruption tagging along.

Let us celebrate our rich legacy and preserve it for generations that will follow, to admire and learn from this amazing treasure and not squander it away.


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