Saturday, July 21, 2012

Oh God!

Karnataka is reeling under a drought and the government has received plenty of flack for not taking sufficient action. This morning, I read in the newspaper that the government was spending 17 crores as a part of its drought relief effort.

'Oh goodie,' I thought, 'They are doing something. Wonder if they are providing aid to farmers or constructing some water delivery mechanism.' and read on. The answer was: neither.

The 17 crores is going to be spent for offering poojas to appease the rain Gods in not one, not two but in 34000 temples. Absolutely the most logical and sensible solution, eh?

Oh well, at least, Karnataka will have some happy priests soon.

8 comments:

Bharathis said...

I am sure there will be more newsin this regard, of groups protesting, not about the wasteful expenditure but about why centres of other religions are not included in this scheme!

Anonymous said...

i am sure a missionary would somehow prey on the vulnerable at this time and use this opportunity to convert more which is worse than spending crores of rupees on pooja and such.

Saumya said...
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Saumya said...

God ! Oh god - even God is begging us to be practical. This news begs blogging - :)

Sumana said...

Lol Archana good one. After all that they would say they are atheists and they did all that for the people.

Archana Bahuguna said...

Hey Just happened to drop by .. after a long time .. I checked that Saumya is still writing too ... nice ones..I'll be following you girls now on ...

crunch said...

Why haven't you written since June last year? I stumbled across your blog today and am loving the notes here. Come back :)

Saumya said...

Hey Archana...second crunch. Write more....
Hope all is well