Looking ahead 2005

This ain’t an astrological predicition but might prove logical. The new year did start off with a sad note due to the heavy loss of life and property Tamil Nadu is facing right now. Last night, the Kamarajar Salai, the road that runs parallel to the marina beach was closed. This place is usually the epicenter of new year celebrations in Chennai. A candle light prayer near the Gandhi Statue, last evening, was a noble gesture.

The star hotels also closed down their new year celebrations. It must have been a heavy loss to them but again it was a very appreciative and responsible move. Even the huge cracker bursts at the stroke of midnight were missing except for a few. Places of Workship replaced sevas with prayers.

Overall, it was a come together by the residents of Chennai, in specific, to remember the doomed and the homeless victims of Tsunami attack. Let the sad note drift away to no-man’s land because this integrity by itself is a epitome of the bright future lying before us in the year ahead !!

6 thoughts on “Looking ahead 2005

  1. Hi Lazy, nice to see your notes on the Great Waves. AID is a very professionally run organisation in the US and India, supported in part, and trusted by Indian students and professionals in the US. Hopefully they will do their best for the disaster.
    But it seems that money is not really the problem now but rather the logistics and quick access. The government needs to have a ready plan for the next 1000+ death disaster (& not just obsess over a Tsunami warning system). Considering the progress the science of supply chain management has made in the recent years (& much of it by Indian companies) all it takes is some imagination and some money to create a program that can be updated realtime for a broad range of places within India.
    Because the real tragedy is that one year from now the victims are still going to say, “No relief.”
    And thendral is a good radio station in the US, where the comperes speak good All India Radio tamil.

  2. Hi Lazy, nice to see your notes on the Great Waves. AID is a very professionally run organisation in the US and India, supported in part, and trusted by Indian students and professionals in the US. Hopefully they will do their best for the disaster.
    But it seems that money is not really the problem now but rather the logistics and quick access. The government needs to have a ready plan for the next 1000+ death disaster (& not just obsess over a Tsunami warning system). Considering the progress the science of supply chain management has made in the recent years (& much of it by Indian companies) all it takes is some imagination and some money to create a program that can be updated realtime for a broad range of places within India.
    Because the real tragedy is that one year from now the victims are still going to say, “No relief.”
    And thendral is a good radio station in the US, where the comperes speak good All India Radio tamil.

  3. Ashok R, Thanks for the info, especially it’s heartening to know that AID is partly run by students. Also thanks for that double whammy đŸ˜‰

  4. And SUN & Jaya TV chose to sing their own glory, throw nasty bullshit cakes at each other, and relay non-stop commercial new year programmes!!! The supposedly people-friendly, people-caring non-commercial political parties of TN run these two TV channels — how apt?

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