Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Myths and Mis-conceptions

'Green City', 'Refresh Bangalore', 'IT Education'- what's common to them? Interestingly, these so called adjective wonders are very much in the front page of our Daily Newspapers today. I usually travel in company bus and carry along TOI. It's a sheer enjoyment to read an early morning newspaper-fresh, vigorant, new ideas, sports and above all job advertisements. If this do not appeal, than hop along a ride with me towards Hosur Road and you might have some beautiful things to say about a newspaper. In this piece of blog, I've tried to analyze as what are the things that make Bangalore Greener and how are the newspapers serving this need.

I guess the so called 'bureaucrats' of Bangalore had a meeting with citizens the other day. Sparkling ideas, suggestions and promises (mainly by the honourable CM)decorated the podium. Suggestions to improvise the education sector in Bangalore with umpteenth number of schools imparting English eductaion was made. The CM made a promise that almost 100 schools were going to be opened in Bangalore providing english education.

Next came the hygene factor, with someone making the assumption that Bangalore should be litter-free; ah! some people heard liquor-free! Parks and public galleries are to be maintained with proper dustbins and no sanitary hassles. So much said, yet the people lack basic habit of dumping their waste in a dustbin. Lalbagh Botancial Gardens have lost its historical significance and has become the den of Romeo-n-Juliet. No harm in that but chances of it turning into a vulgar zone, as seen in the recent past is there.

Road usage comes to picture next. The Government is planning to have a toll-fee taken on vehicles for certain roads. It is believed that the traffic congensation would be diminished considerably if this act comes to force. We will wait and see!

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