Facts and Fiction, Issues in India, Politics in India

If there is a will, there is a way

Following the recent power failure that brought everything to a standstill for a couple of days in Northern and Eastern Indian, some top journals have exposed the ones who messed up the situation, even as there was a word of praise for the “smart engineers who did a heroic job of patching things up”.
Resulting from various facts, the power consumption in India has touched an all-time high and the income from power supply is much below the expenditure incurred by various government owned electricity boards.
The reasons for the mismanagement of supply and demand are highlighted in these articles (in top journals) and remedies suggested. It is upto the politicians and certain lobbies to rectify the defects.
If there is a will, there is a way. All major political parties have to rise above petty blame games and initiate the necessary steps to overcome the hurdles erected by vested interests and regional forces which are so self-centered.

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

2 Comments on “If there is a will, there is a way

  1. What comes in the way is India’s diversity which also lies in the manner of how opinions and policies prevail within the echelons of the government, both center and state. Perhaps it is this diversity of India that is a roadblock – which prevents a group of people from working together on achieving a meaningful solution to common problems. I say common in the context of something that is affecting all.

    Truth is, the problem of coming together which seems impossible to conceive.

    India really has no list of catastrophic problems than that of its people not coming together to make a change.

    So long as we remain apathetic, this and a lot more will continue to plague us.

    Perhaps it is wrong to say that ‘united we stand’ for what really is true is that ‘divided we thrive and prosper.’

  2. I missed to add how important, pertinent and relevant it is when you say ‘where there is a will, there is a way.’

    But, isn’t that where the problem really is?

    There is no will anymore and there will no more be any ways.

    Apologies for the pessimism, but that is what it is.

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