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Mullaiperiyar issue!


The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, a few weeks back, had got published an APPEAL in the major English Dailies on the Mullaiperiyar issue. The closing remarks in the said APPEAL, like the  scorpion, had the sting.

The sting of the APPEAL says that RESORT OWNERS have, in the periphery of the catchment areas, built up resorts and ENCROACHED upon the land leased to the erstwhile MADRAS STATE. It is insinuated therein that these encroachers are putting pressure on the Government in the name of Tourism Industry to ensure that the level of water in the Mullaiperiyar dam is not increased, so that their resorts don’t get inundated.

This allegation appears to be the only verifiable FACT which has come out of all the barrage that have been flung forth and back from both the states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. For the life of me i do not understand why the Kerala government cannot verify this and rebut it, as this is a verifiable FACT. My opinion on this is that the people of Kerala live not on FACTS, but on IDEAS perceived as FACTS, whereas Tamil Nadu, the land of 3 Nobel Laureates in sciences and a mathematical wizard in Ramanujam,  has a very scientific approach to FACTS, .

For example, when the question arose as to whether MAGARADEEPAM was man made or a divine happening, most took the side that it was a DIVINE HAPPENING. Even a trustee’s statement saying that camphor was transported in huge quantities to make the MAGARADEEPAM happen on a particular day, place and time, was disregarded and his voice of REASON was silenced on the grounds that REASON should not be allowed to destroy a BELIEF which could be deleterious to the devotees of Lord Ayyappa. The realists stated that allowing a belief to dwindle agaist “reason” may kill the Religious Tourism industry of the state of Kerala.

Kerala believes that FACTS do not make up the TRUTH but that BELIEF should be sustained even at the cost of FACTS !

Another issue is that how could a person call another person’s OPINION as IMMATURE, without laying it open to the public the PROOF OF IMMATURITY? If i claim that an underaged boy was driving a car in a public road before he was 18, i have to prove it- isn’t it? I cannot bring in allegations of IMMATURITY without showing some semblance of proof , yet one malayali politician calls another Tamil politician as IMMATURE and the Tamil politician concedes and begs pardon!

LIFE doesn’t mean ‘existing comfort’ and therefore allow things to remain the way they are found. One should rise to the occasion and deal with issues like a MAN. No doubt, if the dam were to break much life and property would be at stake, but on the other side if water is not raised to a certain level the farmers in Ramnad district of Tamil Nadu may lose even the single crop that they cultivate per year. So a balanced approach is required. In this after all the years, the cultivable land in Tamil Nadu also must have increased, thereby requirement of water going up. This, the then TAMPURAN must have quantified in terms of tmc ft per year instead of giving the whole area to the then Madras State. I personally think that this issue is nothing but the FEMININE RESENTMENT of the matrilineal minds of the Tampuran worshippers who are unable to digest that there is a residual 870 odd years before the CONTRACT expires! So, they are busy inventing DOOMS DAY predictions and creating a FEAR PSYCHOSIS, to avoid facing facts squarely.

I personally believe that the only good thing that happened to Kerala was C P Ramasami Iyer, who not only brought industrialization but also a social change to partially dismantle the “caste based lunatic asylum” (courtesy: Swami Vivekananda) that Kerala was. Now the matrilineal boys are even taking credit for having offered Vice Chancellorship to Einstein ( which was again another CP’s effort).

The difference between a MAN and a boy is that a MAN is NOT AFRAID OF FACING FACTS OWNING UP AND DOING SOMETHING POSITIVE FROM A SCRATCH, whereas BOYS love to deflect, sublimate and look for reasons which are not fact based. The BOYS want a new dam- why? Simple, they LOVE STRATEGIES and not SUSTAINED HARD WORK! The boys want to spend their money on the new DAM and then enter into FRESH AGREEMENT with the Tamil Nadu government and make the MULLAIPERIAR (MULLAPERIYAR for the Boys!) a source of income! When the Mullaiperiyar dam was built, the then Tampuran, Visakham Tirunal (the boys were so enamoured of astrology that they named their Tampurans after the names of the stars under which the eldest nephew of the previous king was born!) begged the British to build a MULLAIPERIYAR dam so that the  flood waters in the catchment areas do not destroy their land and took the lease money for the submerged land. Now that the benefits are obvious, the boys want a LION’S SHARE and do not want the hard working Tamilians, who have maintained the structure for over a century to enjoy the fruits of it. The boys love their GOOD LIFE – they want to fleece tourists in the name of providing CURATIVE MASSAGES (in fact this is nothing but giving rest to the body, which the patient badly needs and the boys practise day in and day out – DOING NOTHING!), SPIRITUAL SOLUTIONS (mantras, tantras and all other supernatural esoteric bullshitting!) and finally PILLOW STORIES (these are “strategies’ shared between spouses, as if others do not figure out what is possible in a given set of circumstances through STRUCTURAL THINKING). GROW UP BOYS, GROW UP! GET REAL.

Let us get to VERIFIABLE FACTS. The only VERIFIABLE FACT is whether the leased lands are  UN-ENCROACHED. If not, let us clear all the encroachments and then start looking from where the VOICES of DOOMS DAYERS emanate from!

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Comments on: "Mullaiperiyar issue!" (7)

  1. Very well written. They want to cash on Hydrophobia.

  2. like Japanophobia and Judeophobia they are cultivating a phobia called Tamilophobia.. lol………

  3. Arshad, let anybody say anything, there is no CONTINUITY like INTER-GENERATIONAL HARD WORK. TAMILS have been DOING what others have been “TALKING OF DOING” for more than a millenium. TAMIL software is TRUTHFULNESS based on INCONTROVERTIBLE FACTS. None can take that away, it is from here that they get the CERTAINTY of their BELIEFS.

    • The boys want to engineer a plan to make Mullaiperiyar a replica of toll booths which are looting the common man in the guise of maintenance. They want to just sit and earn without putting any efforts whereas Telangana and Tamil people work hard to earn…They have forgot the fact that even to digest food one has to work……… lol

  4. Hi ARSHAD, I LIKE YR FALLACIOUS CLASSING TOGETHER OF TAMILS AND TELENGANA! FROM WHATEVER LIL I KNOW, TELENGANA CULTURE IS INFLUENCED BY THE NIZAMS, WHICH IS /WAS FEUDALISTIC IN CONTENT! SO CLUBBING TAMILS AND TELENGANA IS YOKING UNEQUALS. BUT IT IS GOOD TO INCULCATE A CULTURE THAT EMPHASIS ON HARD WORK AND NOT TO LOOK AT THE IMMEDIATE RESULTS. TAMILS HAVE DONE THAT, BUT KERALS LIVES ON CROPS WHICH DO NOT NEED ANY TENDING BUT JUST PLUCKING THE PEPPERS, COCONUTS, CASHEWS, COFFEE & CARDAMOMS. THEY EVEN DO NOT FIND LABOUR TO CUT THE TREES TO BLEED THE SAP! THEY DISCOVER REASONS NOT TO DO ANY WORK, BUT WHEN THEY SEE PROFITS WITHOUT LABOUR THEY SALIVATE LIKE THE RING HEARD BY PAVLOV’S CREATURE!
    GOD TAKES CARE OF EVERYONE AND IN HIS WISDOM HAS GIVEN THEM A VERY FECUND LAND WITH PLENTY OF RAINFALL. THEY SHOULD NOT TRY TO STEAL THE EFFORT OF OTHERS’ LABOUR. THAT IS ALL MY CONTENTION, ESPECIALLY BY BREWING APPREHENSIVE POTIONS TO FEED THE IDLE MASSES INHABITING THE WRONG SIDE OF THE GHATS!

  5. End of the day, the film industry seems to be the scourge of South Indian lives…be it Kerala’s sentiments from Dam 999, Karnataka’s sentiments from Rajkumar, or Tamil Nadu’s sentiments from A to Z. They whip up people’s passion so easily. Who is going to dam that? Damn.

    • Hi Chelraj, thanks for yr comment. The film industry of Tamil Nadu had surely helped the Tamils liberate themselves from the hard cast social hierarchy, envisaged and implemented by a few in the name of some esotertic and ancient knowledge. It fetched India the first OSCAR AWARD and has given the Tamils the ability to create mass movements for social justice. Passions are to be whipped up, but it should not turn VIOLENT. TRUTH should TRIUMPH, without PASSION, TRUTH would hibernate for long. In Karnataka, the cinema has not succeeded as a medium for political thought, so far. In Kerala, the good fil makers in their eagerness to be realistic have ignored poignant social issues- maybe i am wrong, but that is what i feel. Thanks again.

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