IPL and cauvery issue

Thursday, April 12, 2018 |

Chennai doesn't deserve IPL. Chennai doesn't deserve a great team as CSK. I am ashamed. This is not the city I love, not the city I am so passionate about. Not the safe city that I revere and I thought ran in my blood.

Don't come here, CSK. Your safety is important. Yesterday they threw shoes at a random, unconnected South African player, tomorrow what's stopping them from throwing acid on an Indian player?

This is not about cricket,  not about IPL or about CSK. Yes IPL is only 11 years old; actually 9 years old in Chennai. The city AND the game has existed before and will exist after this.

It is about lawlessness, it is about sending a message to the world that you can hold a city to seige and push your agenda by violence. Mindless violence directed at unsuspecting citizens, including women. It is about the image you are portraying when investments are already at the lowest levels in the state.

I've never ever been ashamed of my beloved city. Today I am.

To the protestors:

1. It is not like Cauvery water was plenty all these years. What happened this year alone? 
2. How will this protest help a farmer?
3. You speak about cricket. What have our politicians done? Have they renounced anything? Our film fraternity has come out in open supporting the IPL ban. Why don't they start at their own home? Did anyone, ONE of them, say they will stop shooting for movies to support the issue?
4. It's very easy to protest against the Central government. What has OUR state government done to conserve water? How many lakes and rivers have been desilted? What are we doing with the water we have? What happened to the water that flooded Chennai? What did ADMK do, what did DMK do? It's a matter of shame that we had the worst drought in history 18 months after the worst floods in history.
5. Do you know about the sand mafia in Tamil Nadu? Our river beds are being alarmingly eroded by the sand mafia. What's the use of water when there's no sand to support it? Why is no one protesting against this grave issue?
6. If you are protesting about water, why don't we start with state sponsored liquor shops aka TASMAC. TN has the dubious distinction of earning the highest revenue from STATE SPONSORED alcohol shops. Does alcohol come from air?

Let us first clean the muck in our own house.

Like RJ Balaji says - we voted for ~235 MLAs and 40  MPs. We didn't vote for Dhoni or Rajeev Shukla or N Srinivasan. Make THEM accountable for your demands. Don't push your agenda by squishing a sitting duck.