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Water……

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There was a time when I (like many Indians) failed to understand the concept of selling bottled water. Coming from a place where drinking water is not at all scarce (let alone some pipe breakages or pumping station break downs), I could hardly imagine that people actually pay ten bucks for a liter of water. At a time when, ten rupees was worth a lot more than what it is today, shelling for a bottle of water was a bit too much. And I used to think, why cant people carry water from home if they are going out?The brainy me would brand these people fools, rather than realizing I was lucky.


In spite of repeated warnings from my mom, I have had gallons of tap water, mostly because I felt it is better than the lukewarm Karingali water which everybody else had at home. And nothing gave me more pleasure than disobeying mom :D
Nothing happened to me having tap water, luckily! Times have changed. I don’t get to have Karingali water any longer, nor do I get the “safe to drink” tap water from Kerala Water Authority. I can’t even remember the taste of the well water in Payyanur. :-(

I realized that water indeed is precious!
It has been ages since I have had tap water. The convenience of bottled water was sold to me as well. I don’t mind buying a bottle of water when I am out, and used to buy a lot of them in Pune.
Having a 20 liter dispenser at home was unthinkable, which I could connect only to seminars and offices. In Bangalore , its a must have for us. Rarely do I carry water while traveling. Its more convenient to buy a bottle of bottled water (as they have to call it) than having an used bottle filled.

Even I have changed. I don’t even bat an eyelid spending on water…..convenience sells……indeed

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3 comments

1 Adorable PancreasNo Gravatar { 08.20.07 at 10:46 am }

I’m too lazy to carry a botle of water to college,and drink frooti instead. :P

2 Parul { 08.20.07 at 11:59 am }

i prefer guava juice :P

3 Nikhil NarayananNo Gravatar { 08.20.07 at 5:22 pm }

@ AP
ok, have frooti :D who said u shudnt!!!

@Parul
so, u go the AP way, huh!!!pig!!

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