BREAKING NEWS HEADLINES FROM THRISSUR INDIA

DEMONETISATION STILL A MESS

 While nothing seems to intrude upon the peace and tranquility here at Clayfingers, apparently the rest of the nation is not quite so quiet and serene.  Monday’s nationwide transportation hartal is probably not going to add a whole lot to the smooth exchange of old R-500 and R-1,000 notes which have been, metaphorically, speaking kicked to the curb.  Long lines, hours long waits are pretty much still the norm at banks all across the country.  Seems as if work at the winter session of Parliament has also come to a standstill as Congress Party and other BJP opposition parties castigate Prime Minister Modi for plunging the country into a massive crisis of epic proportions.  It’s like having thousands of the U.S.’s Black Friday shopping mash-ups continue on day after day after day. 


Here’s a sampling of today’s Times of India front page headlines:

“PEOPLE FLAYING DEMONETISATION AS THEY DIDN’T GET TIME TO PREPARE”

“PARL(IMENT) STALLED AS OPPOSITION SEEKS APOLOGY”


“QUARRY OWNERS BRACE FOR SLUMP IN BIZ”

“SC (Supreme Court) BANS SALE OF FIRE CRACKERS IN NCR (National Capital Region)”

This last one is probably the most interesting.  New Delhi-ites are once again suffering from the effects of horrible air pollution. Here’s a summary of the piece:

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court put a blanket ban on Friday on the sale of firecrackers in the national capital region in order to curb the alarming rise in pollution levels, saying the city has been “smogged” into an environmental emergency of unseen proportions. 

A bench of Chief Justice T. S. Sikri and S.A. Bobde directed the center to suspend all licenses allowing the sale of fireworks in wholesale and retail markets within the NCR and also directed the government not to renew or grant any fresh licenses until further notice.

The court, however, ruled out a ban on the use of firecrackers, saying it would be difficult to implement such an order.  The court’s order came on a petition filed by three toddlers – 6 month old Arjun Gopal and Aarav Bhandari and 14 month old Zoya Rao Bhasin – in September last year, days before Diwali, through their advocate fathers, seeking tough measures to mitigate pollution as they asserted their right to clean air.    

So there you have it.  Three infants who simply wanted clean air to breathe, have succeeded in shutting down the entire fireworks industry in New Delhi.  Not bad!

Have A Good Day!


PS: Enquiring about the closest supermarket to Clayfingers just after breakfast, I was informed that there was one about 6 kms. away.  Unfortunately, there is a mini-hartal on today so it's closed. Apparently local shopkeepers aren't happy with the government set prices they're getting for their goods.  It's too bad that all the Trump voters don't understand that without the power to confront the government and/or private enterprise with effective actions, they will continue to receive the proverbial short end of the stick.  Right up their ignorant asses I hope.   



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