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Oil laden but certified pure
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Nangal, Punjab
Water under stress
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omprakash.chemnitr@gmail.com
Credit where it is due
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Director, Kerala Public Schools Trust, Jamshedpur
In nature's lap
savitakulkarni@rediffmail.com
The chulha imperative
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Howrah Pilot Project, Kolkata
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anurag.rana@rediffmail.com


Adharshila Learning Centre,
Madhya Pradesh
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Apeldoorn, Netherlands
Pedestrian woes
Walk, walk, walk; and there's onlytalk.
But none there is, to walk the talk.
The two-legged urban needs a side- walk.
But now there's only talk of a skywalk.
In jnnurm, for flyover there's room; Subways and expressways, you see from a bedroom.
Nano, nano, nano and Jaguars will race, For Johny Walker or jaywalker there's no place.
You want to walk? Have you no terrace?
If not try a treadmill and take some solace.
City fathers and mayors are busy filling potholes.
In your holy city, you can only look at loopholes.
Beware a lurking two-wheeler behind a car, Look right and left and that too far.
Remember you are two-legged and fragile Be not fate's discard; pray be agile!
In great Indian Urban Plan, walkers don't figure.
Throw away your Nike shoes, you bought for vigour.
Jam you have to buy but free is traffic jam.
You can talk the walk but don't ever ram.
Walkers unite! You outnumber lifeless vehicles.
But from city managers, don't expect miracles.
Walk your way, kick your way and lick them hard.
To their eardrums, horn your way till you're heard.
SADANAND B KUMTA
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