Rooftop Dish was removed in view of the cyclone. Cable broadband was down because of a cable cut. I simply connected Jiofy and could watch live TV and surf net as usual, without even reaching the mobile net, which remains the next reserve.
The houses in 24 South Pargana and North Pargana districts of West Bengal could have been constructed to withstand cyclone winds. All-electric supply lines in all coastal areas of the country could have been underground cables. West Bengal could have had better cranes to clear roads, better trucks to rush relief, better hospitals to treat the affected.
And all this could have been achieved just by setting the entrepreneurs free, as Mukesh Ambani was free to create Jio.
How to reach the minds of 135 crore human beings and tell them that by voting into power mafias of their own caste, the free-everything thugs, the looting dynasts, they are making them billionaires but killing themselves, killing their own future, and killing the future of their own children?
The world runs on propaganda. How to unleash better propaganda?
One more suggestion: the next time you want to donate money, go outside and find someone less fortunate and buy what they need. Take the time to learn about their situation and how they got into the situation. It will be much more fruitful than worrying about how the temples are being mismanaged. Of course the latter will have to get fixed.
We need more doing and less speaking.
Trash around the streets and on beaches? Can’t a simple volunteer drive over a few days fix the issue?
Temple money not going for intended purposes? Can’t we just give the priests or put in aarti until we have a normal board?
What can we ‘do’ TODAY that will make things a little better?