Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Pass the fish, please...

Yesterday I ate fish after a very long time and really relished it, my friend tells me that they eat fish everyday at every meal and they have been miserable since that oil spill.
Ecologists said the picture is grim. "The oil spill will affect fish species; many of them breed in mangroves. The chemicals sprayed to disperse the oil too would affect the marine ecology," said B F Chhapgar, a marine biologist. "The chemical dispersants break the oil into small droplets which then settle at the bottom of the sea and affect marine life," he explained. Chhapgar also expressed concern over the threat posed by the chemical containers still afloat in the sea. If the pesticides leak, marine animals would be severely impacted, he said.

With 400 containers containing oil and hazardous chemicals that have slipped into sea and 800 tons of oil that have leaked into the sea, the fishermen are deprived of their daily wages and just await for better and safer options for fishing.

Somebody should be held responsible and be punished so that it never occurs again.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Peddling In the Eco-Friendly World

I think, with the auto/taxi drivers being arrogant, buses and trains - too crowded, cycling is the best option. For one, it’s a substitute for those fancy expensive gyms where you cycle not reaching anywhere; moreover you save on petrol, since your car is sitting silently in your garage.

I have a close friend who cycles regularly with her friends around Bandra area. She talks about her cycling group that meet during early hours, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, outside Otter’s club, their favorite meeting place. I had even seen her group parade in the most innovative cycling aerobics during Bandra festival.

This Sunday, the August 15th, while some patriotic groups will hoist the national Tiraga, Singing the National Anthem, there will be various other cyclist groups racing in the city, from differeent parts of Mumbai with all roads leading towards Prabhadevi.

It is the event to watch out for to spend a purr-fect Sunday morning…isn’t it?

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Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Say NO to taxi and autos

Because they do too much DADAGIRI!!!!!.

I want to know whether they are running a public transport or a private car? They behave as if they are doing us a favor by taking us to our destination.

We go across the road to stand on that RIGHTSIDE of the road so that they don't have to take an U-Turn.

They prefer to take long distance passengers..why???

They demand a return fare whenever they feel like it.

Why must we ask ten-twenty auto/taxi drivers before we find the suitable one who will agree to our terms?? They show no sympathy even in heavy rain..here we are soaking in the rain but these guys are adamant.

Some of them are very mean and wicked

Since the rise in auto fares, they are taking advantage of unsuspecting commuters and overcharging them. I have to keep checking my tariff card(yes, I have bought one) to get back my change.

It is time we made our stand. Are you ready to skip a ride???

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