I never knew my activities, (read literary activities) would come to a standstill due to extraneous factors, some accidental and some being the result of whimsical and impulsive actions of people in power who care two hoots for ordinary mortals like me. I wish there was someone selfless of the likes of Anna Hazare in our State who cares more for the civil society, seeing to it that justice is done to them.
Well, to begin with my helplessness due to the second factor I mentioned, I realized for the enth time how my blog was the worst sufferer, with no new articles posted for a long time. The moment I tried to write something new, power would just go off without any kind of warning, this was besides the regular load shedding lasting more the better part of the day.
Now talking about the accidental factors which mercilessly contributed to my helplessness in the ‘powerless’ situation, I am afraid had nothing to do with people in power.The part of the house where my study happens to be situated had no power for quite a few days and my computer enjoyed a forced rest in that period which I am sure the system enjoyed ! Well, the only person who could come to my rescue and set things right was the electrician but believe me, a good one (who knows is job) is not easily available, especially when you need his urgent presence.
Again for the enth time I realized the absolute worthlessness of acquiring academic degrees which never come in handy to solve problems arising out of unforeseen situations people like me face. Degrees are essential no doubt and they have their value in getting ‘white collar’ jobs but if learning skills is also combined along with this education we acquire in academic institutions, we would be doing a great service to ourselves, by standing in for our own Blue Collar jobs.
N.Meera raghavendra rao