Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Me tooo ... Me tooo ..

Now our dear ponytail management guy, Arindam has got a full page IIPM advertizement in TOI(ToiletPaper of India). As usual, same old stuff that he has been printing for years. A new addition to those ads is management training workshops and seminars by the "experts of IIPM". Arindam charges Rs 3 lac per hour!! Hey, who actually pays for this. Another guy charges 1.25 lac per day and "Amway cannot do without him". Well, IIMs must be careful now, hehe..

Now the point of the post. The ad also carried an article by Arindam in which he rants about Narmada dam and supports Medha Patkar. Seems like he too wants some limelight like Aamir. I did not want to read it but when "Narmada" flashed across my eyes, I started to read. And I dont regret it, it was good entertainment reading 8th Standard level English essays. Now, he says "Millions will be displaced for a dam which will benefit few". Oh Yeah, mr ponytail. I wonder if your parents are really proud of you. You got it the other way round, Ponytail. It will benefit millions, and as per the news 18,000 people are being affected.

Ok, let me make myself clear. I fully support the demand to rehabilitate the displaced people, but not at the cost of the dam. Do these illiterates like Medha, Aamir and Arindam (Arundhati might be educated, but a compulsive protester, so she has to be ignored) know what are the repurcussions of reducing the height of the dam from the planned height. How will it affect the quantity of water stored in the dam, how will it affect the hydraulics of transportation of water, how will it affect electricity generation. Turbines for hydel power generation are designed taking consideration of the height of the water column. They wont work properly, might be damaged or will be plainly very inefficient if the height of the dam changes. And all the public money spent over 30 years goes waste. It might have been completed and operating 10 years ago, if Medha Patkar and company wouldnt have interfered. It was a just cause 10 years ago, not now Medha Patkar.

Also comes in the communal angle. Now, its the case of "poisoning the well" and "confusing the container and contained". Things that have nothing to do with the Gujarat communal riots are linked with it. Even the Narmada dam issue is now being linked to Gujarat riots and Narendra Modi, even though it has nothing to do with either. The communal riots happened in Gujarat, the dam is being built in Gujarat so it must be bad. The container is the same but the contents are no way related to each other. One is bad does not mean that the other contents too are bad. (Is it possible to drill some logical reasoning skills into the brains of these clowns).

I wonder why such low life tards like Arindam and Amir Khan have to meddle in serious stuff like this, without knowing both sides of the story.

Disclaimer: I am not a Gujarati, but I have spent half my life in Gujarat. I am trying to present the other side of the story, a story of struggle for even the basic necessities which are taken for granted by many of us.


Blogger Tikna said...

People should learn to gain some, one must lose some, as long as the affected people are rehabilitated, its a good project.

April 18, 2006 3:01 AM  
Blogger Kapil said...

I am wid u on ponytail but cnt seem to get to ur bitterness on Amir...he is just askin 4 the displaced ppl to be properly rehablitated ..I don't think tht thrz anything wrong or 'low life ' abt tht...

April 18, 2006 7:40 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

@ankit - Agree

@Kapil - The bitterness because NBA is a leftist orgn and aamir khan should have been more careful in gathering facts before supporting any cause.

NBA was opposed to the dam itself earlier. It claimed they wanted to save the forests(they even counted the number of trees that would be lost), then they cited environmental reasons and now they are raising the rehab bogey. Ok, I agree the people with good farm land should be given equivalent land while rehab. But why protest against the construction of the dam per se, which is what NBA has been doing over 15 years.

Ok, lets scrap the dam. Now can NBA suggest an alternative for the water and power problems in Gujarat and Maharashtra.

April 18, 2006 11:46 PM  
Blogger shikha said...

Hi In the shadows...really nice post..i particularly liked the Mr Ponytail and his stupid ads....

I think you should come out in the open and not remain"in the shadows" for some fame is really waiting for you.

May 10, 2006 12:32 AM  
Blogger In The Shadows said...

>> I think you should come out in the open and not remain"in the shadows" for some fame is really waiting for you.

No. Thanks. :-)
Ahh only ponytail catches some attention. What about my points on the Narmada dam issue.

May 10, 2006 3:18 AM  

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