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Work


There are those who Work, those who can’t , those who won’t , those who would want to, and finally those who claim the credit for somebody’s good work. 

I’d like to last category first – those who claim the credit for somebody’s good work. They, as Jesus said, ” ENTERED INTO ANOTHER MAN’S LABOURS!” (John 4:38). In fact, Jesus reminds his disciples that they have arrived at the reaping time and therefore not to gloat over the produce but humbly realise that they were merely reaping the benefits of others who had laboured before! Most of those who ENTER INTO ANOTHER MAN’S LABOURS, seldom recognise the effort or privation suffered by their  predecessors who had laboured in the same fields and are either not there because of flux of time or have been ousted or even sidelined at the time of REAPING! 

The last category is the most RAPACIOUS WITHOUT ANY CHARACTER, as there is neither compunction nor modesty in their claims. 

The fourth category being “those who would want to ” but either because of the daunting task don’t launch themselves into the task or cleverly procrastinating so that others would complete the onerous and humdrum task and enter the field after making an assessment of the rewards of the labours of others and thereafter be hailed as Messiahs, who concluded the task. They like a reputation as FINISHERS, with a keen eye on the results. 

The third category  of ‘those who won’t ‘, surely have the skill & the means but WOULDN’T  DO. It is an attitude backed by a policy of diffidence. The reasons for such DIFFIDENCE may include phrases like WHATS THE USE? I AM NOT GOING TO BENEFIT! etc. They become rusty with their skills.

The second category of those who CAN’T, are seriously differently abler and not equal to the task- it doesn’t necessarily mean that they wouldn’t desire the benefits which accrue from the labour!

The First category are those who work as per the advice of Krishna to Arjuna: DON’T  LOOK AT THE RESULTS, JUST DO YOUR DUTY TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY or who follow the Koranic advice of TRUST IN ALLAH BYT TIE YOUR CAMEL or like Jesus’ advice as at Luke 17:10 Even so ye also, when ye shall have done all the things that are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which it was our duty to do.

It is because of the first category that work gets done, but who are we to judge who belong to the other 4 categories? So long as we do not belong to those 4 categories, we are assured of our of our bread and sleep! 

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ENVIRONMENTAL TALIBANISM!


At page 12 of the SUNDAY TIMES OF INDIA dt 05/08/2012 (Bangalore edition), there is an article titled SIX STEPS TO FINDING LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS by person by name Srivatsa Krishna wherein he states “We can’t let environmental precautionism be converted into environmental Talibanism!”

How true! Most of the faces which support environmental issues do not know the ground realities. Mr. Krishna says during the course of his article, “INDIA ADDS AN AUSTRALIA IN TERMS OF POPULATION EVERY YEAR; YET OUR ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES IN TERMS OF ELEPHANT CORRIDORS AND TIGER CORRIDORS CONTINUE TO SUPERSEDE HUMAN WELL-BEING.”

The context in which these statements have been made are with reference to the power tripping of the Northern and North-Eastern grids last week. The shortage which had led to this crisis is mostly because of delay in sanctioning the various (12 statutory approvals and 4 non-statutory clearances) approvals which take upto 6 years! Naturally, even after the submission of the Reports the proposer company has to pursue approvals for 6 years and who can pursue these proposals for free? So the cost could be borne only by companies which do not have a borrowing cost on their money!

As a panacea for the ills which have beset most of the states on these grounds, Mr. Krishna proposes that power theft has to be dealt severely, like is being dealt by the Gujarat government. The cost of power for industrial and domestic use should be rationalized vis-a-vis the cost of production. Thirdly, the write-offs on the electricity bills should not be forced on the Distribution companies as transmission losses. Fourthly, newer projects should be expeditiously approved and units added to meet the rising demands. He further states that Gujarat has done these things and had overcome the crisis which beset Gujarat a decade back and that the other states need to just follow suit and things would return to normal.

More than the diagnosis and the panacea, Mr Krishna has prescribed, i liked the coinage of the phrase ENVIRONMENTAL TALIBANISATION! If Mr Krishna had used PROCRUSTEAN METHODS instead of TALIBANISATION I would not have been excited. Procrustes, the Mythological character from the Mediterranean, used to make his guests lie down on a cot and if the cot was too big, the guest’s body would be pulled to fill up the bed and if the guest was longer than the bed, the guest would be “cut to size”. In either case the guest’s plight was pitiable and subsequently fatal. Procrustes would do this to kill his guests and take their wealth and belongings. Procrustes was a TREACHEROUS HOST. But TALIBAN, not only wanted the followers of ISLAM  to follow what they BELIEVE as the Gospel of God, but to  believe what they believe of Islam. They want the citizens to BELIEVE!

Environmental issues have no tangible proofs and are highly speculative in nature. But so much of hype is created that EVEN  children are being infused with  BELIEFS instead of KNOWLEDGE. It is the infliction of a BELIEF SYSTEM which has led to ENVIRONMENTAL TALIBANISATION!

I agree entirely with the article of Mr. Krishna, who from the Executive Record Sheet of the officers of IAS, appears  to belong to the Karnataka Cadre, where Environmental issues are of great importance. I do not for a while suggest that ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES are to be ignored, when  raised  by the activists, rather let us rationally dispose of the issue based on whether the issues are imaginative chimaeras or real probabilities. Let not the GROWTH of this generation be stunted, based on the NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL PERCEPTIONS  spread by  the PARANOIA of  a SPECULATIVE FEW!

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