Today I threw out the entire set of chappatis my cook made from this water. I simply could not bring myself to eat it. Have bought a 20-liter Bisleri bottle (more like a tub) for Rs 220, of which a large proportion would be given back once I return the bottle. The way things are looking, I will be living off such bottled water. Reminds me of Chennai, where my sister manages with green or red coloured water when the bottled water supply does not happen.
Some of my students sent me this genuine excuse for not coming: water scarcity...
The most annoying thing is that journalists are not reporting about this: which leads me to following conclusions:
- they don't take bath
- they have a direct connection from bmc.
- they are blind.
- they are living off five-star freebies and do not cook at home.
- they are using five-star toilets and are not going back home to dry taps and unflushed toilets.
- they are not journalists anymore!!
This is a mega crisis and nobody is bothered!!! The media, the government --no statements. Put your head into the mud: it is called the ostrich syndrome. Pretend there is no problem, and the problem goes away?... the city has been running on that logic for so long...
An epidemic is about to happen --
I will start stocking on Readymade thandai, badam kheer, apple juice etc next. Just like the royalty suggested in France to the starving folk: eat cake!
Muddy water, drink thandai!!