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Saturday, July 23, 2005

Water and fire

Take a look at the bucket of water in the picture that accompanies this article. It's been certified safe to drink by the BMC, despite a wave of illnesses in the area where it's available.

Mumbai's firemen also have a problem with water availability.

Things aren't too good with water supply in many parts of Mumbai: water comes at my house three hours a day, and we have to make sure that someone's at home at that time to fill the overhead tanks. My building is worse off than some others because the khadoos power-tripping secretary of my housing society refused, out of misguided principle, to give a bribe to a BMC fellow. That was two months ago, and we've been screwed since.

Maybe I should go off on a holiday. The Roach Motel sounds like fun.
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