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Monday, October 19, 2015

One Plus One equals Three!


It's not a stove with three burners, but just two. The middle one just enjoys the heat from both the burners to get itself hot. I have saved a bit of gas which would have been used to heat this gravy before I eat. A smart way of saving energy :P Though small, drops make ocean. It is always good to have a habit of not wasting such non-renewable resources. What are these? Anything that cannot be take for granted because one fine day, it's going to exhaust leaving us in trouble.

From saving a little bit of energy from switch off lights, optimising cooking gas usage, and avoiding lavish use of toilet napkins, you can make our surrounding a better place to live in. It's important that, we not only follow these by ourselves, but also encourage our next generation to follow the foot paths. It is also essential to understand that, your act will have an impact on the energy security of India. The coal available underneath will not last more than a century. But, you cannot sit back and relax because you will not be alive that time. Your sons, daughters and grandchildren are going to suffer. No matter how much money you save for them, they will end up spending everything of for securing good amount of fuel for them. And the day is not far. So, we need to realise the urgency and criticality of the situation and react with responsibility. Stop thinking that, government will and should do everything for you. In a country like India, people are running government and if you don't change, nothing will change. I have seen people quoting Mahatma Gandhi's saying, "Be the change you want to see". They 'like' such inspirational quotes when shared in Facebook and it hardly remains in their minds for seconds.

I have seen WhatsApp messages accusing Google CEO Mr. Sundar Pichai for serving a foreign company after getting all knowledge from India and praising Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam for his service for India, in spite of getting offers from abroad. I admire it ! But, the reality is, many of us forward and cherish such messages just because we are jealous of Sundar and our inability to become like him make us happily share such messages and we are not actually aspiring for becoming Dr. Kalam Sir. If one is a true lover and cherisher of Dr. Kalam Sir's ideals, then she should start following him instead of just praising for what he was and forgetting him and his advices for this country.

Let's stop speaking and start getting down to action and do something constructive for ourselves and for the society. A beautiful house can only be built placing one brick at a time. The more people participate and place the brick, the quicker the house is built!

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