Wednesday, September 19, 2018

'Respectful salute to martyr Narender Kumar, Head Constable BSF' - by KJS Chatrath

JAI HIND


Respectful salute to martyr Narender Kumar, Head Constable BSF who laid down his life while protecting the security and integrity of India.


JAI HIND!

'More on manual cleaning of sewers' - by KJS Chatrath

After writing my last post on this subject (Manual cleaning of sewers by KJS Chatrath;  http://anaap-shnaap.blogspot.com/2018/09/deaths-while-manual-cleaning-of.html) I came across the above news item in the Times of India of February 19, 2017.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

'Massenger of God' ....by KJS Chatrath

I was thumbing through an old newspaper- Times of India (Chandigarh Edn) dated 23rd January 2017 and this is what I found!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

'Compliments to Mr. Rahul Gandhi- the trekker'....by KJS Chatrath

That is me in Antarctica a few months back


I am 75+. I have been an avid trekker in my days, infact till last year. Unfortunately I could not make a trip to Mansarover. Just bad luck.

Without bringing politics or religion into it, let me compliment Mr. Rahul Gandhi for trekking 34 kms in 14 hours in Mansarover area. I recall that a few year back he had trekked up to Kidarnath Shrine. I remember because I too had trekked up to Kidarnath shrine that  very year- but on different dates.

I do hope Mr. Gandhi's trek gives a fillip to adventure sports in India.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sunday, September 9, 2018

'Manual cleaning of sewers'....by KJS Chatrath

Indicative photo from the internet.

I opened today's newspaper and thumbed through it. There were three main news- one about a certain political party in India having a big conference, the second abount another political party in India having given a 'bandh' call to protest against petrol/diesel price hike. The third news, and this one was from USA, was about a sad show of arrogance by an American Tennis player and the crowd at New York tennis tournament.

I sipped my tea and started looking for other news. And I found something really shocking on page 8 of the newspaper, and that too in a small  mention.

 Times of India, September 10. 2018. 

Disturbed, I left the newspaper and picked up another older issue of the newspaper that I had not read. And look what I found:

Times of India, September 1, 2018.

A friend tells me that after one trip in the sewer hole the stink does not leave the body of the worker for weeks....

I quicky tried to get some information from the internet and found that machines to clean the manhole sewers are available. besides a Kerala start up has come out with a robot for doing this cleaning.

May be some friends know more about this pernicious practise of manual cleaning of sewers and what is being done in the country to put a stop to it.