High Alert in TN and Kerala Coasts on High Waves
The Met department sounded off a warning on a possible Tsunami attack on
the coastal TN and Kerala. It triggered a wave of panic among people in
Nagapattinam, the worst hit area in TN. Nanda Kishore, my friend, in
Chennai, was in Kovalam with two vanloads of relief supplies but had to
post-pone distributing aid to tomorrow because of the Tsunami warning.
Nanda told me on phone that choppers announced on PA systems about the
possible Tsunami. Authorities are evacuating people from Kovalam. The sea,
according to Nanda, appears calm now. 'I guess no one wants to take a
chance, over and out!' said Nanda.
Elsewhere, Rajiv Sreenivasan offers a mystical perspective that's so NOT
needed at this hour. He writes,
The devastation by the tsunami in Tamil Nadu, could it be a
caveat from Up There about the atrocities being visited on the Kanchi
Acharya? About adharma gaining ground?
There are mysterious forces out there that are not fully understood by our
oh-so-rational selves. I am reminded of the strange signs and omens that
historians recorded before calamities: for instance the rain of frogs in
Vietnam preceding the cataclysmic war. Or the odd celestial signs that
preceded the death of Julius Caesar.
It is said that the very elements can be affected by the mystical powers
of sages who have acquired superhuman powers through meditation and
sadhana. I think we should all tread carefully, for now we are treading on
things we do not know. href="http://in.rediff.com/news/2004/dec/27rajeev.htm">Link on
Rajiv, do you seriously believe all that? If god or any other power had
indeed punished these thousands of innocent people because your fav saint
was arrested, and atrocities were visited on him, then all I have to tell
YOUR god is this: F*** you god.
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