Early Monday Morning , I am rushing towards the stationary G3 at Hosa Road when a bunch of orange peels were hurled near my feet from left side. I searched for the person who threw that to me and #LEH… the same bus. #SETC !!!
2 months back when me and my friend were returning from Jayanagar, at the same Hosa Road junction we encountered a man running down from a bus towards the barricades placed near the Service road. I was surprised. #LEH all i saw was that man taking a leak relaxfully with the SETC bus conductor occasionally whistling to finish his job faster.
Not just this, I can count innumerable encounters like this where the primary targets of polluting the garden city is passengers of SETC. Fuck you assholes. Eat whatever you want. Drink whatever you wish for. But please stop polluting Bangalore.
The main reason why entire Bangalorean community hates immigrants is for the same purpose. Most of them do not have any issues if they come and make Bangalore as their primary habitat. But the problem arises when you think that this is not my own state to keep it clean. Then why bother whether the trash has to be safely disposed or not.
Main reason why people do this is “We never think we belong to India”. We are united by constitution but heavily divided emotionally. Linguistic divisions further add up to much more confusion and irritation. Amidst all this, people forget that they are dirtying their own country. Ask any onsite returned guy “What do you feel about India”. You can immediately get that disgusting look on his face. But let me remind you, he is the same guy who does the following:
- Not responding to the garbage/waste management rules laid by the Municipality
- No responsibility towards his own surroundings
- Behaves like an NRI only when he is amidst the elite atmosphere. Let me tell you friends, I find it really strange that he becomes so conscious of throwing a tiny chocolate wrapper when he is inside an MNC/say a 5 star hotel. But he is the same person who throws the vegetable peels on the roads/orange peels on the roads when he is not in the corporate atmosphere. Why is this bipolar syndrome?
Azim Premji once said in a corporate event that the next time you find someone polluting the nearby surroundings by irresponsibly throwing the waste, make sure that you throw the waste on his face. Irrespective of what his/her reaction may be we all must do something as grave as what Mr.Premji has said. Once we start doing this, people will learn eventually that dumping waste should be done with good care.
The above picture is so apt for the current scenario. Let all of us be responsible towards our surroundings. Next time you sit in a bus, make sure you stop behaving like a hooligan and act maturely. The next time you find some conductor encouraging people to pollute please give him a good lecture and let him know that he is not doing the right thing.