Saturday, July 25, 2009
Bombay is supposed to be going through a water scarcity. There is water rationing in residential areas, water-supply to swimming pools and five-star hotels is being regulated, people are being asked to conserve water by not washing cars everyday.
And yet, even in a light drizzle, the fountain installed in the new building opposite my house was turned on. It looked beautiful with the lights bouncing off the dancing water. Everyone who passed by paused to take in the beauty.
But I had to wonder. In a city where people don’t have water to drink, was the fountain strictly necessary?