11 May 2006
Ah ! Rain, I am on my way to Rajasthan, Its such a joy, but I couldn't jump out of the train, No need, I already soaked myself enough in Kerala, I can sit inside, sip a cup of coffee and enjoy watching the rain from my window seat. This is Trivandrum-Jodhpur long distance train and it has a pantry car. I was getting a regular supply of coffee.
I am talking about coffee when I am supposed to talk about water, The most refreshing drink
Any one wants to argue ?
After millions of years of evolution we are still at the mercy of nature.
Water generates life.
Almost all the civilisations flourished on the banks of rivers. No water, no life.
We can buy water, we can purify it, boil it and drink. So no problem polluting the rivers ?
But what about other creatures, these birds and animals, water belongs to them too. They drink polluted water and get sick and die for no fault of theirs.
They have as much right to pure water as we do. They cannot form a union, organise a protest rally or create awareness, this is something we have to do.
They already have enough problems to deal with, they don't pray to God for rain, they simply perish, leading to slow extinction.
This open bill stork has enough reason to complain, its called open bill stork because his bill has a gap, poor chaps, have lot of problems drinking water. Half of it spilled out of the gap.
What ever water they can hold in their open bill, they have to take off and fly and feed their chicks, They have to make number of trips carrying water back and forth to feed one chick. Poor guys.
I took these pictures in March this year, I felt thirsty myself, I realised that it was too hot for the month of March. I felt the heat of May. I almost had a sunstroke, had to take shelter immediately.
Now these chaps cannot afford to wait till their chicks learn to fly. They have to fly away when its time. Half the chicks of migratory birds die on the way.
What ever the data says... what ever expert may say, this is all due to global warming. These birds are unable to adjust their timing according to abrupt climate changes. Is it their fault if they do not know how to adjust themselves ?
Clean or polluted, they have to drink water. They have to survive, Its too much for us to expect them to adjust themselves for human folly.
I watched on BBC today. there are 25 000, yes you heard me right TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND privately owned luxury aircrafts, and ten thousand more coming this year as business is booming.
Aha ! take a look at this take off !! This flight is a pure joy ! and they don't pollute the air we breath.
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