Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away



For starters let me tell you that the above picture is not of a swimming pool near NH8 but it is an underpass that goes to NH8. This is the condition of most of the low lying areas in some major cities of the country and that too at a time when monsoon is at an all time low and there is water shortage everywhere. Waterlogged roads, cracks in buildings/pillars, traffic jams due to broken pavements are all a common sight in our nation's capital city. Add to this crazy drivers, careless civic authorities and poor infrastructure. What you get is thousands of innocent people wondering whether they actually have any control over their own lives.

The nursery rhyme "Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day, Little Johny Wants to Play" is so true in this scenario. But while we recite this cute rhyme from our childhoods, we must wonder are we the only ones singing it at present. I mean have we ever heard of any other country getting drowning just after a day's rainfall. I guess even countries like Pakistan and Bangladesh have a better infrastructure. We can't just blame our laziness or our enormous population or our "chalta hai attitude" for all this. So whom should we blame? Government (as usual) or ourselves??? Or should we wait till we are stuck in a traffic jam when we can't afford to wait a second or till our own house's wall crumbles due to poor construction or a metro line falls when we are travelling on it? Should we wait for something to happen before we think about whom to blame and what to do?

Think about it.

4 comments:

Atin said...

kya pakaya hai........

Shruti said...

Well I was waiting for some issue-based post to come up. Expecting the overall apathy among Indian masses, when it comes to any issue unless it directly takes their lives, to disappear, is naive and childish. Moreover you can't really blame them as experience has programmed them into believing that kuch nahin ho sakta is desh ka.
On another note, when's your header going to be amended

Abhinav said...

abe kitna lukkha hai be...
On another note, mein kitna lukkha hun ki yeh sab padh raha hun :P

Nits said...

one seldom realizes what one does with one's time :-|