Tag: Water

09 Oct 2016

We moved to our home in Mythri Maiden Apartment in 2009. Out of 28 housing units in the building, only 10 or 12 were occupied at that time. Very few owned cars. Most of the water requirements were met by the water that was pumped from an 800-feet deep bore-well. Water used to be pumped…

04 Oct 2016

It is high time authorities take steps to rejuvenate the Thuppanchira pond in Manjapra panchayat, Ernakulam district, Kerala. The last time some work was done for this pond was in 2013-14 under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme. If we go through the list of sanctioned jobs, it is evident that most…

09 Aug 2016

Small apartments usually face several issues during the first few years at several stages. Initial discussions in almost all new apartments revolve around the method of maintenance calculation. Even though the builder is supposed to develop a method and process, and hand it over to the owners’  association, usually small builders conveniently forget this part….

08 Nov 2015

———— Mr. S was waiting for someone near a Lake… looking at the already polluted lake. An old dull teal scooter came towards him… slowly… and took a right turn towards the lake.   This is not the person he was waiting for.  But, many things on the scooter caught his attention… more attention than the…

04 Nov 2015

Drinking water taps on both sides of public roads were common during my school days. Slowly those water taps vanished. We got free water for few more years. All shops were ready to provide quality water to all. But today, we have to buy water. The price of Diesel and Petrol is increasing. We are…

30 Apr 2015

These are some of the photographs from Thuppanchira Pond taken between 2011 and 2014. Oh! that white patch that looks like a building is my home.  We need these ponds to preserve the various stages of plant life in the surrounding area… The pond is rich with aquatic life… Early morning… water droplets on grass…

29 Apr 2015

The Pond: Thuppanchira, the name is new to me even though the pond was there, just behind my home, for the last 15 years after we built our house in 1998. The pond was there for more than a 100 years before we moved to this house. The only change that happened to the pond…