Today is Vegetable shopping day for me (of course, not by choice). I have been drinking milk for 4 continuous days and I am in no mood to carry out this for life time so I prepared my mind. And with conviction that today I will do it and yes, I did. My will power is strong after all.
Objective is purchasing vegetable.
Place - Bhayandar (west)
My mamma once told me that you will get good and cheaper (My main concern) here. So I headed towards it. One billboard caught my eyes, although bill board is not new in Mumbai. At every road, in every street you will find many. Full of love of political aspirators for their prestigious political leaders. love on Birthdays of them; if they won in voting game then whatever love is produced, to show that love and how many more love, God Knows. Who cares?
So again the concern of point is billboard, and it was a billboard of pani puri wala. Nothing fancy just a little one. But what is the written most captivating. “agar pani puri me pyaj chaiye to 2 rs. extra dena padega." Ah! harsh but straight tone. Akhir wo bhi bechara kya kare. Even I started using onion as small as possible in curry. Whenever I can carry on without it, I simply do it without complain without fuss. After all, I have no other option. So why chit chat over the matter. I wont surprise the very next day it will be written " agar pani puri me pyaj chaiye to 2 rs. extra dena padega, aur tamatar chaiye to 3 rs. dena padega" After all tomato is also in demand and supply is less. Demand - supply imbalance.
So a little billboard flashed into my imagination
add Kanda : 2 Rs.
add tomato : 2 Rs.
add dhaniya : 1 Rs.
and the list will goes on. may be next day with Pav bhaji stall, Dosa etc.
But the point is why it happens? what we can do? Can we blame for everything to sarkar. "Nikkammi sarkar, after all","Agle sal is party ko vote nahi denge." That's it. What the next. New party will come into power. Do you expect them to do magic and Akshay pyala or whatever will be emerged and then Onion will be coming in a row. Wow! I imagine and I can feel joy all around me. Home Minister (of your house, of course!!) would be jumping, now they will be planning to keep vegetable in lockers instead of jewelry. Yes, babies. Vegetable purchasing will be same like bringing gold to home. Days will be coming soon. Old golden day.
You can imagine yourself telling tales of onion or tomato to your grandchildren " Once upon a time, there were tomatoes and once upon a time there were onions, Tomatoes were deep red. They were tasty to eat. They added spice in curry and all. “We will be showing them pictures of tomatoes and onions to your grandchildren. And reviving old gold days.
So guys and gals (More empathizing word is gals)! I don't want to think that you all want this to happen. After all we all love kanda and tamatar. So don't let it happen. Stop polluting. Work on reducing population. I think many problem will be solved if one is solved - population. Love your nature. Stop throwing sewage or industrial water directly into water bodies. Don't hamper natural cycle. Work on global warming. Think of earth like your own home, your kitchen or your bedroom ( Best! bedroom is always happen to be in peace and balance.) Be a genuine person for earth. use public transport wherever you can use. You can flaunt your cars in parties. Use Fan or cooler if A.C. can be avoided. Save energy. Switch off light. I know these are irrelevant to agriculture, these small-small things add in problem - Address agricultural issues as soon as possible.