2010-07-13

Beyond Repair!

Electric supply has always been an issue in Bangalore ( in fact, in most cities* in India). Now, water supply is an issue. My house rent has gone up steeply thanks to high maintenance, most of which goes into giving us uninterrupted electric supply and water.

India is a country with rich resources. Unfortunately, questionable intentions and inefficient systems have ensured that these resouces have been allocated inequitably and have been utterly wasted.

Instead of blaming themselves for bringing the country to this situation, the governments have the cheek to preach me to save that and save this; and try to make me feel guilty for taking, say, a shower.

On the other hand, assuming our systems had clear conscience and efficiency, would it have made things better. I doubt.

120+ crore population! I have been traveling and observation is my constant companion. The feeling that this country has exploded and is beyond repair is nagging me.

I know I will survive, perhaps thrive. Many others will as well. But I feel for those that have been denied access to resources. They will revolt. And I won't be surprised if some of our politicians would tell them to eat cake instead.

PS: * won't discuss towns and villages where situation is unspeakable.

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2010-07-13

Beyond Repair!

Electric supply has always been an issue in Bangalore ( in fact, in most cities* in India). Now, water supply is an issue. My house rent has gone up steeply thanks to high maintenance, most of which goes into giving us uninterrupted electric supply and water.

India is a country with rich resources. Unfortunately, questionable intentions and inefficient systems have ensured that these resouces have been allocated inequitably and have been utterly wasted.

Instead of blaming themselves for bringing the country to this situation, the governments have the cheek to preach me to save that and save this; and try to make me feel guilty for taking, say, a shower.

On the other hand, assuming our systems had clear conscience and efficiency, would it have made things better. I doubt.

120+ crore population! I have been traveling and observation is my constant companion. The feeling that this country has exploded and is beyond repair is nagging me.

I know I will survive, perhaps thrive. Many others will as well. But I feel for those that have been denied access to resources. They will revolt. And I won't be surprised if some of our politicians would tell them to eat cake instead.

PS: * won't discuss towns and villages where situation is unspeakable.

No comments: