Thursday, November 16, 2006
Here's another post from Bangalore-based writer Samir. Read it and learn, and tell us later what fluid thoughts you plan to breed, and whether you know of a better escape clause than the person Samir asks at the end of his piece.
They say water is the source of life, and life was supposed to have started in water - well they cant be wrong. I know quite a few water borne diseases and I do know that water also breeds pests.
There is a town in India called Lakhpat in the state of Gujarat, local folklore has it that the town was so called because it was a very rich town and had many millionaires the verbatim translation in English is a town of millionaires. This was a port town around 300 years back. The town was on the confluence of the river sindh which came in from what is now Pakistan, it was a port town. Slowly the river changed course, today there is no hint that this was once a town of the rich. People have migrated, there are not more than a few families left in the town.
And, water, they say is source of life.
But it is, one of the pointers in the development index is how many people have access to potable water, politicians promise constant water supply if they get elected. There are villages in India that no one wants to marry into because the water there is no longer potable. There is a story that Lord Krishna was cursed by a group of sages because he offered his wife water before he did them.
In India every home serves its guests water, this was also a custom in every restaurant. Before the menu was handed the waiter would pour you a glass of water. But things have changed, the waiter comes and asks "bottled" or "ordinary". What was valued as emotive now has a value - we know how much a litre of water costs - Rs 12/-. There is a soft drink called Limca that goes with the sobriquet 'thirst quencher'. In Rajasthan, the Indian desert state, you may not be able to find drinking water in the villages, but every shop has Coca Cola stocked in its shelves. .
Those who can afford it will buy water and those who cant – well tough luck. I asked a person if the summers were getting hotter here, he replied in the affirmative and also told me that he had a way out - air conditioners in his house and car.
posted by COOL THE PLANET @ 2:24 PM,
- At 6:32 PM, bananas said...
I have never been to India and anywhere else in the world but the Philippines but having read this reminded me of an article I read many months ago about the presence of pesticides in coca cola bottles in India.
I know that water crisis is a grower problem and if it will explode into its worst, i bet it will only remind us of former United Nations Sec. Buotros Buotros-Ghali who said that the next war this world will wage is on water.
Davao city, being a premier city in the Southern Philippines, prides itself for having a worldclass water. One water activist from Cebu even said that she "was not afraid of drinking water straight from the faucet of my hotel room."
Problem is, the upland watershed areas of the city is not being (and has been) threatened by the expansion of pineapple and banana plantations which are obviously highly dependent on synthetic chemicals.
This aside from the fact that banana plantations use aerial spraying in their chemical application--its drift contaminating open bodies of water and even directly hitting people.
Too bad the city government could not seem to act appropriately that even the ordinance banning aerial spraying is facing various snags in the city council.
- At 6:34 PM, bananas said...
Should have been--
Problem is, the upland watershed areas of the city is NOW being (and has been) threatened by the expansion of pineapple and banana plantations which are obviously highly dependent on synthetic chemicals.
- At 10:46 PM, Watershed1 said...
If you have ever had Reiki. If you believe in radios but don't know how they really truley work. If you have ever experienced intuition before. If you believe water is far, far more than a clear liquid, then possibly you'll be open to the concept of 'energy'/ether healing water and then you.
Too much detail for this comment but if a radio antenna can attract a certain frequency we can't see, that carries infomation in it then surely we should be open to a device that attracts the good stuff, ether (chi, Prana) to the water source. Then, by virtue of the 'intelligence' of water, the waters current sick status is transformed to the resonance of the ether.
Weird? Maybe to many. Untrue? Not to this young duck.
I have one. A Vortex Energizer that is a stand alone device that is placed, preferably, at the mains. All water passing it will take on the resonance/energy of the attracted ether. Result. Water that tastes brilliant. Every test i do with friends comes back the same.
Maybe the world isn't ready for the implementation of this concept on a large scale but at least we can start at home.