Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chennai, masked in smoke

Unlike before, Chennai came under a giant mask of mist and fog in form of smoke created by bursting firecrackers last evening due to festival of lights – Diwali, has seen a Chennai unseen ever in a worst bad weather condition. Nothing can be seen in front of us except smoke after few feet’s away and air were so much polluted to inhale has stopped me from joining exploding firecrackers after taking a brief drive around my area.

Like how weather changes in GTA (PC game), after dusk its quite became grey and darkness everywhere and even the dazzling fireworks display were diminish at sky and created a fear of becoming breathlessness and lung infection. It was challenge for my cousin to drive through the smoky weather and passing streets where kids and youngsters bursting crackers and leaving rockets in invisible state.

The already clouded weather and witness of constant heavy rain throughout the day forced all of them to burst firecrackers in evening is the foremost reason for this unwanted weather and the clouded sky that refused to open to give way for smoke and unwind surface are all lead to this helpless situation. It’s obvious that firecrackers are polluting our environment and it is also uneasy to leave all of sudden this practice but sure we need to bring a change in this and find a way to reduce its cause without affecting the festival of light and joy.

I realize the noise had been reduced this year comparing yesteryear's and the firecrackers usually begin there explode at early morning, has extended its wake-up call by 8am and thanks to the heavy rain that worked as an interference in reducing the havoc. The increased price of firecrackers up to 7-8 % could also be the reason in bringing down the purchase of firecrackers and increased awareness about its disadvantage had helped a lot to drop in practice. Being an ardent of firecracker, for me it’s hard to defocus on fireworks towards the festival but I came down now from abundant to least; thanks to the price rise which brings down the item numbers to shot. Wish someday I will quit it completely!

10 comments:

ashok said...

Hope u are having good fun...Is is raining in chennai?

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Something I hate about crackers is the pollution they cause - all types of it!

Rajesh said...

The scene here is also similar. I had to bust some crackers for kids. But, I avoided noisy crackers.

IRFANUDDIN said...

oh...those blasting crackers....looking at the smoke n noise i think it should be replaced with something better now....

Jyoti Mishra said...

side-effects of excessive celebration !!

kalaiselvisblog said...

well said Jeevan...

Kalyan said...

I think the need of the hour is for development of some kind of eco-friendly firecrackers which will have the lights with minimal sound and smoke...keeping in the true spirit of diwali even I don't like completely doing away with firecrackers as when we are exposed to smoke and sound the entire year in our cities, I don't think a one day celebration of diwali does that much harm.

Shivya said...

If Chennai was that loud, you can only imagine Delhi. Kids had sworn to fill every corner of the street with lakshmi bombs (the loudest of them). But oh well, what's diwali without some noise :)

Eden said...

I don't like the noise of the bursting firecrackers.

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