Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mullaperiyar issue needs urgent intervention

Pic courtesy:Mathrubhumi

So from Santhosh Pandit we leap to DAM 999 and subsequently, the Mullaperiyar dam issue. I never knew that we had three and a half crore dam experts in Kerala. Even some actors have paused their acting and have become “damologists” and seismologists.  I saw few impudent puerile minded urchins in few social media networks, who claim to be grown ups, were yelling and groaning at the ordinary Tamil workers and puking racist verbal diarrhea against them! What right do they have to call themselves an Indian! I saw few common men of the “state with highest literacy” posting phrases like-“otherwise also I hate ‘Pandis’. Pandi is a derogatory termed used for Tamil by few stolid people in Kerala (not everyone). Literacy …tptu… what’s the use of literacy if you can’t recognize and consider human beings as human beings? All their venom pouring against Pandit all these days is now re-directed to the Tamilians! 

A disaster of a big magnitude is foreseen by different studies. Although some of them are hypothetical, a quick consensus should be arrived between Kerala and Tamilnadu in settling this burning issue. The core of the matter should be safety for Kerala and water to Tamilnadu(As Oommen Chandy puts in). The politicians from both sides (especially the Dravida Parties) should not allow sensationalism and in turn hatred to take upper hand in the issue. There are almost 15-25 lacs Malayalees living in major cities of Tamilnadu and a good no. of Tamils living in Kerala. Nothing should happen that would jeopardize their existence.  All the people who spread hatred in social media in connection with Mulaperiyar issue should stop it and should behave with common sense. The Prime Minister, I hope, will intervene and find an amicable solution to this issue that is acceptable to both the parties! 

And finally, a word about DAM 999. One of the film critics who watched this movie said that this isn’t even a main stream movie and it needs all the commotion around to attract the audience. Claim of “Hollywoodness” of the movie is just bogus. All the articles published in newspapers and magazines on this movie before the release seem to be highly propagandized ones.  It seems to be yet another lame movie that would attract people as in the case of “Krishnanum Radhayum” just for everything except quality.

Note: The words Damologists and Hollywoodness used in the above piece are inventions of expediency and cannot find those in any of your dictionaries.