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December 29th, 2014

Swachh Bharat. Trying to be fair. 28.12.

Yesterday, I told you about the much-needed campaign that has been launched to clean up India.

Much of the blame, in my eyes, lies in people’s inability to think in a civic fashion, namely this is my street/neighbourhood/city/country and so I should do my bit to keep it clean. The attitude seems, by and large, to be rather a case of it’s not my problem/someone else will pick it up/someone else should pick it up/it’s someone else’s job to pick it up/what are servants for if not to pick up.

Apologies if that sounds harsh, but I have heard this […]

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December 27th, 2014

Swachh Bharat 27.12.2014

As we inch our way towards 2015, I have decided to start one of my New Year resolutions early. And this resolution is to do my own extra little bit for the seemingly impossible task of cleaning up India, my adoptive home. As it is, I seem to spend my life (when I am out walking the dogs, for example) picking up discarded bottles and plastic bags and either throwing them in the next available rubbish bin or bringing them home to dispose of them properly.

The official government campaign, launched recently with much fanfare and many celebrity photo shoots, […]

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