Sunday, October 30, 2016

Moderation in Everything, Necessities in Moderation.

The origin of fireworks / crackers (and their use during deepAvali) has become the next contentious issue. While the debate continues, those who wish to pause and think can ponder on these -
1. CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board) site lists "Noise Standards for Fire Crackers". Unable to find regulations or emission standards.
2. There are regulations in other countries - see Consumer Fireworks and Hazards and Regulations
In recent years, newer toxic pyrotechnic compounds have been unleashed in the consumer fireworks market, without any checks whatsoever.

All religious, social and cultural practices were once environmentally sustainable.
Now each of these practices, fasts and festivals have become convenient targets for 'sustainable' businesses, trapping citizens to vulgar outward displays and transient glee. 
The climate change crisis is a valuable opportunity for the right wing government to lead the nation in reverting to sustainable and sensible practices.
Inputs welcome.
#SustainableHinduism


If an outright ban is not practicable, then it is time for stringent regulations in the fireworks industry. Once again, it is likely to be the defense services which can come to the rescue of clueless civilian authorities who focus more on revenues than on repercussions.

Shade - and shades!

Shade - and shades!

Lest we forget

Lest we forget

Think about it -

WISH YOU A RESOLUTION-FREE, CLUTTER-FREE, INWARD-LOOKING, LESS MATERIALISTIC, LESS POLLUTED, MORE EMPATHETIC, CONTENTED NEW YEAR