Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Our world Tuesday #1 - Water water everywhere, but not a drop to drink!

This picture captures a day in the life of the people, living in a remote village in the state of Orissa, India. This village is located on a thin sandbar with the brackish water lake Chilika on one side and the Bay of Bengal on the other. Though surrounded by salt water, the ground water is still sweet! The catch is that the secretion rate is painfully low. so, these people dig pits in the sandbar and wait for hours together to get a single glass of drinking water. Extremely tough lives. You can read more about my trip(trek, actually) to this place here.

Tough lives, yet big smiles!

This post is my first entry to Our world Tuesday. Lovely meme!

10 comments:

  1. It must be difficult life out there...

    Himanshu Nagpal | Being Traveler

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    1. Yes indeed! But they have accepted it as their way of life. They live closer to nature and farther from the modern world.

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  2. Tough life for them and all of us too if we don't stop wasting.

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  3. Nice Click and Sad facts . And we people staying in cities directly getting waters from Tap, crib for small materialistic items and pleasure we don't get.

    Travel India

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    1. Yes, we always like to compare ourselves with people above us and crib rather than count our blessings.

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  4. I don't know what happened to my comment of yesterdays!

    All the cities here will have to face this problem soon with all the water bodies being covered by concrete jungle. Everybody thinks of just money making forgetting that this problem might affect their own children in the future.

    I have seen people collecting sweet water near Marina beach!

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    1. I didn't get any mail about your comment ystdy Sandhya! There has to be a blanket ban on drilling and boring the planet anymore. And yes, I've heard about the MArina beach water table too.

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  5. Fascinating but very poignant story. Makes us think twice of wasting water and other resources that we just take for granted.

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    1. Yes, we do have to apply thought before wasting any natural resource. Thanks for visiting, Shey!

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