1. The ripe Sun in Sagittarius is going to enter into Capricorn soon.
2. According to a news published in Dainik Bhaskar today: Chhatarpur district where i live and work has gained fourth rank in cleanliness survey.
3. First three ranks are by Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal.
4. It’s kinda astounding isn’t it?
5. Out of the population of 2.15 lakhs 36K have given feedback.
6. I have not been to either of the top three ranking cities recently.
7. My standards aren’t very high. I can show you pictures from sewer line or ground just outside my house: which won’t get cleansed unless I take it on myself by literally working hard with my hands. The fields around aren’t much better.
8. This is one of the most clean colonies in this city.
9. It’s dirty. Gutka spitters are countless. It’s a punishable offence. Yesterday, at least 5 people spat showing me so that I may report it today: we are dirty.
10. I consider my voice to be more true than those 36K people. I stand by myself. Chhatarpur is a dirty town. Dirty city. We might be improving. It tells you what rest of the 52 cities might actually be like. Don’t trust cleanliness surveys. They’re mostly based on feedback given by people who are directly or indirectly benefitted by that.
11. Gutka sellers, eaters, spitters enjoy extremely. This is a matter of cultural pride. Those who silently pass by them are taken to be cows/fools/dogs. These majestic saahibs and saahibas are proud of their achievements. Yes, even women gutka eaters are significantly increasing. Why not? Women empowerment needs them to be equal in all departments including smoking, boozing and gutka shaking and spitting. Yay!!
12. You know about the recently published reports by me: one of them was littering by a group of grade three government employees inside Gandhi Smarak Nidhi Chhatarpur Madhya Pradesh: they had dustbin and yet they threw garbage around.
13. The other was: group of journalists. They also had dustbin nearby: they littered.
14. I didn’t collect garbage on both of those occasions and didn’t burn it just to publish scathing report on those two meetings. It’s case with most such meetings. They’re literatis. Educated people with access to literature. Educated people who know what they’re doing and yet do it. It was a public place where many such meetings take place. Same with demonstration by Youth Congress: they left candle packets for me to collect. I later burnt them. Not to report: just to cite another example: it’s young as well as old. We are not clean. Don’t go by feedback surveys. Don’t trust them. Improvement there might be: but not really: my standards aren’t too high. My bathroom, my neighborhood, my locality: they don’t look too different as far as cleanliness is concerned.