IN ANY ATTEMPT TO DEVELOP A BLUE PRINT FOR IMRPOVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE CITY OF TRIVANDRUM THE QUESTION OF URBAN WASTE MANAGEMENT MUST BE GIVEN THE SAME STATUS AS TRANSPORT, WATER SUPPLY, HOUSING, RECREATION AND HELTHCARE.
THE WASTE MANAGEMENT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED WITH EXTREME CARE AND SITING OF THE DISPOSAL FACILITIES CALLS FOR CAREFUL SCRUTINY OF THE GEOLOGICALAND HYDROGEOLOGICAL SETTINGS.
Skinny dippers beware: Pond has curious Fish
In the summer of 1967, as a young geologist, I camped in Muthalamada, S.India, in a large house given to us on gratis, along with buddy Kannan Nair (who later joined Oil Company). We used to go for an extended and relaxing bath later in the evening in a pond right in the middle of a large patch of paddy field. Thanks to the tour of duty.
We chose the bath time as later hours of the day for multiple reasons, one we will be practically alone in the pond where I enjoyed skinny dip and two the local folks of men, women and children would have done with their turn of bath after a long day of work or rest. In other words it is an air of peace, calm and quietude. Sky light was aplenty. There is yet another more valid reason to do so because our dinner will not be ready before 8 pm.
Reservoir sand extraction flops
Gladdening news that Thomas Issac informed the house of Kerala Assembly in the Q&A session today was the dismal performance of the mission launched to win sand from the reservoirs of Kerala to supplement the need by the EMS housing scheme to start with. In fact, a geologist like me, knew better that this mission of the Issac-Rajendran duo will fail ultimately. Either these chiefs were incorrectly briefed by the concerned directorates, or they made an attempt to overestimate the human decidedness over the basic tenets of science.
Well it is high time that we as a society pay little more heed to the science rather than to emotion or blind enthusiasm. The administrators are only a slice of the society at large and hence the scientifically unsound decisions mirror the IQ of the society. I am sure that the entire society need not be blamed; instead the sycophants are to be put under limelight.