Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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


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


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

After writing my last post on this subject (Manual cleaning of sewers by KJS Chatrath; I came across the above news item in the Times of India of February 19, 2017.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

'Massenger of God' 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' 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' 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.