Indians may be the most tolerant people in the entire world. I am being mentioned there are still villages in Indian country where there is still no electricity while our luxurious few waste it in ravishing excesses. But this post is not about luxury. The luxury of electricity is possible because these people have grown in their efforts and their lifestyle demands such luxury. They totally deserve it. This post is about the governance of such resources who don’t plan for these growth in demands, but still play with the electricity needs of the people who are more helpless (or more tolerant) than the elite.

Since election our house and our entire area has been suffering minor blackouts (sometimes longer ones) and low-voltage current supplies throughout. It was not the way before elections. The city of Chennai was immune to those stuff before elections. Now after elections we are thrown into the equality of the state, which has already been suffering the same spite through the last few years. The reason for this shoddy electricity management is not the free electric power awarded for farmers & other deserving people. The reason is the lethargy of the governing officers and politicians to expect the demand for electric power and organizing more power generation capacities. The reason is the opportunism of the opposition parties and environmental organizations which lobby on not creating additional power houses which can generate efficient electric power with Gas/Nuclear etc.,

But the final sufferers always become the people who need basic electricity or luxurious electricity for their usage. We are common people, we are tolerant. Every person has a breaking point and soon the governators of the department may realize that.

All summers the fans run slow, the A/Cs don’t run at all and the tube lights just blink their way to oblivion & in some days we just sit out a sweaty afternoon or mid-night swearing at the innocent electricity board technicians not realizing their plight. Another cherry on the top of this exclusive treatment is we pay the maximum electricity bills for enduring these horrid days. Its quiet discomforting, still we are tolerant. We call the electricity board time and again to reach an off the hook phone. Electric cars/vehicles in these conditions are a joke.

Not sure when this plight will end, whether it will be because of the Indo-US Nuclear deal or some wonder particle which provides us with enormous amount of energy only time will tell. But we would really love some action on this, because we cannot endure another summer like this.