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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

When the earth shook ... slightly

It turns out that there were low-intensity tremors in parts of Maharastra, including Mumbai, yesterday. Mumbai happens to lie on a faultline, and it is not inconceivable that it will be struck by an earthquake someday. I happen to live in an oldish building, though not as dilapidated as this one, and that worries me a bit. As also the fact that on the evidence of the aftermath of the recent floods, Mumbai will not be able to cope with a really big disaster.

A slightly smaller worry (and one I'd stated earlier): As in the story I just linked to, Mid Day keeps abbreviating "buildings" to "bldgs", and I keep misreading it as "blogs". And so my head is full of "weak blogs", "collapsing blogs", "dilapidated blogs" and "blogs that the BMC does not maintain". I worry that people will meet me on the road, stop me and ask, "How's the water supply in your blog?" Sigh. What can I do but building about it?
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