Showing posts from April, 2013

Water, water everywhere – but no water to drink!

“I remember when I was a child. I used to watch the rivers flow with all its heavenly beauty. Devotees thronged there every morning, children took a delightful stroll into the sparkling waves, couples would bask at the bank of it and enjoy the cool breeze.” – my father reminisces.
But I never got to enjoy the rivers. What I see is the dark, hellish filth mistaken as rivers. No one can walk along the riverbanks without masks; foul smell hits our nose. Rivers have become dumping sites. Rivers – once known as the source of civilization – would be the fall of civilization.
Every year many die of diarrhea, dysentery and cholera. Not only humans, as animals also have died by drinking the poisonous water mixed with hospital wastages. No birds hover around the rivers. It has become a place of disgust.
Rivers which was regarded as bliss has now turned in abyss. How? Good question.
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “Earth can fulfill one’s need, but can’t fulfill one’s greed.” Who else can be so selfis…

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