Saturday, February 10, 2007

How the mind works!!!

I think that is how our mind works. You always keep thinking of what you are given the responsibility of. Same thing happened this morning. When traveling to Mumbai. The station where our train stopped for some time had a room with a board saying ‘station engineer’. This mind doesn’t read that, instead, I see it as ‘Selection engineer’ from where the hell did this Selection in place of Section?!!!
That’s what I called the work of the mind. I am on the way to Mumbai to attend and cover the Team India selection committee meeting. Well, there the word!!! SELECTION!!!
You might I am crazy isn’t it!! Well, may be I am! But, hey, I am sure, it must have happened to everybody. One will agree to it if they are honest at least to themselves!!!
Hmm… I am on the way now…Looking forward to the stay in Mumbai. Its going to be a hell of an experience I am sure. Going there after at least 8 months gap. But, the life and the times have changed drastically now. I am no more the Student Pradeep who had gone to Mumbai last time. It’s the assignment I am give to accomplish that has made me travel to the Business Hub of India this time.
Hope to have a rocking time there.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Not Just Cauvery

Well... Looing at what I have written till now... Dont think its just this. Its not that i am going to write dow only serious stuff. So... There going to be some spice and some fun...
will get back later then...

Cauvery... Enough is enough

Is the thing we are doing now is enough?
Some may say yes, some NO.
But, I would say, It is ENOUGH. Bloodbath is not the only solution for everythng. That reminds me of Mahatma Gandhi's words: 'An eye for an eye will make the world blind'
And this is exactly waht is happening around the world. The WTC is attacked by the Osama Bin and party, and the whole of Afganistan is burnt completely, byt the US forces. Is the terrorism over now? Not at all. But still the Emperor Of USofA is emphatic about his victory there. And, he becomes another dictator when he hangs the emperor, atocrat of Iraq, Mr Saddma Hussain.
Stil, is the peace prevailing in the country of Iraq?
Sad isn't it. That, the blood is flown on the banks Cauvery, when the water flows calm and quiet. The riots of 1991 brings all the sad memories of the controversy. Has the controvrsy ended? It is very much there and moe importantly is going tobe there for years from now.
May be, it will end when the river stops flowing, or the human race sucks the wole water out of the holy river.
Lets see... Which comes first.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cauvery Row: What is in store for Karnataka

Cauvery Tribunal Verdict has not flamed out the amount of tension and violence it was thought to have. But ye, the issue is not going to end here itself. Because the issue has just gotten the support of all the associations and the leaders in the state. The bund called by the various association has been postponed by 4 days to the 12th of February.
So, the state will, in all probability, remaincalm untill then.Yes, of course, small incidents here and there will surely flare up the violence.
But, the real question is, what is the verdict saying?

In the Interim Order givn by the Tribunal in 1991 asked Karnatak to release 205 tmcft of Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu. And the final verdct given on 5th February asks Karnataka to give 192 tmcft of water each year. Nut, the real factor lies here. The water to be gven according to the interim order shoud be measured from the Mettur area. But, the new order says the measuement should be donefrom Biliundlu, some 20 kms away towards Tamil Nadu. This also means that the water collected along this 20 km lenght should be given to Tamil Nadu, which measures at around 25 tmcft every year.
Tis is the stark reality.
Karnataka is shown in the main verdict to have been given some respit. But the reality is Karnataka now is forced to give 12 tmcft more to Tamil Nadu every year.
And some more facts here:
* Karnataka had asked for 456 tcft. But it is given just 270 tmcft of water.
* Tamil Nadu is given 419 though it had asked for 562 tmcft of water.
* Kerala got 30 while Puduchery got 7 tmcft.
* Another interesting fact. The commitee which had been give the work to assess the amount of water hich can be awarded to the various states had said that Tamil Nadu be given around 395 tmcft of water while Karnataka was entitled around 230-240 tmcft of water. But, the tribunal has been kind enough to give more water than the assessed amount.

Well, forget about the facts, Karnataka will be up in flames in the coming days for sure.
So... hold your breath.