gochis. politics is about water for rice paddies. even if the whole land is flooded with surplus rice, and most taps are running dry, and most villages don't have taps. politics is about government jobs. it is not about coolies' jobs or cobblers' jobs or paanwallahs' jobs. politics is about the chief minister's post. it is about speakers' posts, about vice chancellors' posts, about advocate generals' posts, about police commissioners' posts. not about manual scavengers' posts or rat catchers' posts. or the people who are thrust into those posts. and others like them who are entrusted, by tradition, with similar posts. they can form associations to take out rallies in support of telangana, so that people recognize that they'd be grateful to hold those posts in a future telangana. that they're not going to break ranks. politics is about recognizing their right to not break ranks.
Hyderabad, Nov. 18: Despite targets periodically set by the government, sanitary facilities in most states in the country have improved little over the centuries.In Andhra Pradesh, 60 per cent of households in villages and 25 per cent in urban areas still do not have a toilet.
Even when toilets are built, they are not used. Some 42 lakh individual latrines were built in the state in the last one decade, but 70 per cent of them are lying unused. Official statistics show that Andhra Pradesh tops the country in having the lowest number of working toilets.
i was hoping to find a toilet here, but it's completely dry. toilets are not rights. how about people who have to clean up dry toilets? shouldn't any discussion of rights begin there? one learns once again from the separatist movement that the upper caste, hindu liberal, despite all his loud talk about rights, is a strict believer in the old, ordered way of life. he can lead you into a big battle over how to divide up rivers, lands and even subterranean wealth but never talk about what's in it for everyone. that was decided long ago in his favour, so it doesn't even occur to him that his sense of priorities isn't everyone's sense of priorities.