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Ban of colas. Since when did the govt. care about public health?

August 19, 2006

The ban of Pepsi and Coca Cola by the Kerala and Karnataka govt. seems justified as far as public health is concerned. But why aren’t they talking about the larger issue. Pesticide, toxic proliferation in water bodies, drinking water. The Karnataka goverment says that they are testing 500 carbonated drinks. But I believe the extent of harmful levels of chemicals are much beyond carbonated drinks. After decades of consumption are we now immune to the chemicals or are we carrying with us something we don’t know. Can the government take action on fertilizer consumption, pesticide usage, emission, etc. A ban will not serve public health concerns.

A larger foresight is needed as far as food standards are concerned. After all these years of inadequate food standards and health measures, the sudden concern by the government does raise eyebrows.

The efforts should be more comprehensive and not just a pro people election campaign. I am sure the issue will die out and be forgotten after a few months, as other issues like reservation, caste and politics, sting operations, terrorism..etc take the front page.

Will someone in the government sit down and take up a more holistic approach to health issues. When I visit a government hospital, I find it hard to believe this is the same government thats so concerned about our health.

There are other issues like basic sanitation facilities, public garbage disposal and sewage management.

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Reservation?

August 1, 2006

Patriots we rise
To perform our duty
Push aside the unwise
Who lead our nation with immaturity

Thought we ran out of topics for conversation
Hold it! Here comes reservation!

Voice us all our opinion
And say apologise for hurtin anyone

OBC, SC/ST reservation,
Burnin of Aamir Khan posters for Narmada
rehabilitation
These are the few of the many of our nation
Who use them for personal gratification
Take for a ride the nation
And follow them the foolish many citizen

Discuss on them do we?
Raise our voice should we?
Waste of time it is says me.
It only gets media coverage see

Use ur energy for something more productive
No reservation can take away ur merit or ur objective