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One sure way to pass an idle hour is to join some “RUN” or other…There are quite a few to choose from these days …

These are organised by people with a highly developed sense  of ‘social guilt’ . They also fool themselves that they can change the abhorrent ways of the world by running from point A to point B ! These People  want to do something , at any rate, to remain in the public eye …and running doesn’t cost you anything !

A few weeks  ago in Angamaly in Kerala some blokes thought up a fantastic idea.. why not ‘run’ for a green cause! What green cause, you might ask and so did I! It turned out to be something to do with ‘global warming’ , the latest ‘cause’ going round in the ‘socially guilty’ circles, and for which  even Copenhagen had not been able to do much…

It seems the organisers of this ‘fanta-run’ wanted to organise and run a … ahem…

‘RUN ’ as ‘a part of creating  awareness in people at large about  ‘global warming’ and its effects on Mother Earth’! They banded together a few white ‘designer T-shirt-clad’, white ‘expensive  Sneakers shod’ and white ‘topless cap’ped like-minded  members of various organisations , students and teachers ( and whom so ever they could   fool into joining the band wagon ), called it a Green Run’ and ran, yeah, you guessed right, from Point ‘A’ to Point ‘B’, some 5 kilometre apart!

As part of this joker gang  was a VIP  ,  who uttered the some   very profound    ‘thought provoking’ words…( words being VIP’s  staple food 😉 He announced pompously that ‘the World is getting warmer’ ( as though it  was his very private discovery ) ‘and warmer’ ( a second discovery!)   ‘threatening  the very existence etc…etc..’ . He also presented the  most important finding of his life  that ‘ we are all duty-bound to adopt all methods to put an end to this global warming… ” I am sure he had no clue what methods , and so possibly he too ran!

Will running help to cool down mother earth ? !  All running can achieve is to make you feel warmer…, if anything !  Ask those thousands of daily commuters who run in the morning and in the evening en mass to catch   the  speeding   red-killers ( private buses, to you ) in the city!

Then a few days ago another group in Kochi, the capital of ‘guilty-runs’ , got the itch for a ‘run’. This  time it was what the papers called a ‘Mini-Marathon’ ! It was ostensibly   for a ‘clean green city’ awareness !  What made it ironical  was  the fact that one of its  co-sponsors was  none other than the Corporation of Kochi  which could neither keep the city clean and green   nor could provide these poor guys any decent  roads
to run on !

This second ‘RUN’   also had as its proclaimed aim   ‘Creating Awareness’ . The Corporation, all by themselves and without any  running around , had already created a good amount of awareness in the city folks about the need for a clean, green city …enough  to last a life time ! These guys  were the prime cause  for  making the city a stinking  mess  ! Who wants further awareness lessons from them?

This  Run , it seems , was of a higher calibre,    in that it was tagged as a 10KM run… The Organisers also claimed this one  was the mother of all RUNs, one of the biggest events that city had witnessed in recent times’ .  It is quite likely that  the publicity angle was the one that provided the self-propulsion  for its take off !   And to hell with the ‘green and ‘clean’ and the City !
How many could have completed it is ,of course,  a moot question . Many must have retired half way after getting a belly-full of ‘awareness’  

And of course nothing gets done here without some awards tagged to it. Here too,  some guys bagged awards for the best runners, be he aware or unaware!

Looks like even if we run for our lives there will be no respite for us from these ‘runs…

Click here…>penguine-run

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One sure way to pass an idle hour is to join some “RUN” or other…There are quite a few to choose from these days …

These are organised by people with a highly developed sense  of ‘social guilt’ . They also fool themselves that they can change the abhorrent ways of the world by running from point A to point B ! These People  want to do something , at any rate, to remain in the public eye …and running doesn’t cost you anything !

A few weeks  ago in Angamaly in Kerala some blokes thought up a fantastic idea.. why not ‘run’ for a green cause! What green cause, you might ask and so did I! It turned out to be something to do with ‘global warming’ , the latest ‘cause’ going round in the ‘socially guilty’ circles, and for which  even Copenhagen had not been able to do much…

It seems the organisers of this ‘fanta-run’ wanted to organise and run a … ahem…

‘RUN ’ as ‘a part of creating  awareness in people at large about  ‘global warming’ and its effects on Mother Earth’! They banded together a few white ‘designer T-shirt-clad’, white ‘expensive  Sneakers shod’ and white ‘topless cap’ped like-minded  members of various organisations , students and teachers ( and whom so ever they could   fool into joining the band wagon ), called it a Green Run’ and ran, yeah, you guessed right, from Point ‘A’ to Point ‘B’, some 5 kilometre apart!

As part of this joker gang  was a VIP  ,  who uttered the some   very profound    ‘thought provoking’ words…( words being VIP’s  staple food 😉 He announced pompously that ‘the World is getting warmer’ ( as though it  was his very private discovery ) ‘and warmer’ ( a second discovery!)   ‘threatening  the very existence etc…etc..’ . He also presented the  most important finding of his life  that ‘ we are all duty-bound to adopt all methods to put an end to this global warming… ” I am sure he had no clue what methods , and so possibly he too ran!

Will running help to cool down mother earth ? !  All running can achieve is to make you feel warmer…, if anything !  Ask those thousands of daily commuters who run in the morning and in the evening en mass to catch   the  speeding   red-killers ( private buses, to you ) in the city!

Then a few days ago another group in Kochi, the capital of ‘guilty-runs’ , got the itch for a ‘run’. This  time it was what the papers called a ‘Mini-Marathon’ ! It was ostensibly   for a ‘clean green city’ awareness !  What made it ironical  was  the fact that one of its  co-sponsors was  none other than the Corporation of Kochi  which could neither keep the city clean and green   nor could provide these poor guys any decent  roads
to run on !

This second ‘RUN’   also had as its proclaimed aim   ‘Creating Awareness’ . The Corporation, all by themselves and without any  running around , had already created a good amount of awareness in the city folks about the need for a clean, green city …enough  to last a life time ! These guys  were the prime cause  for  making the city a stinking  mess  ! Who wants further awareness lessons from them?

This  Run , it seems , was of a higher calibre,    in that it was tagged as a 10KM run… The Organisers also claimed this one  was the mother of all RUNs, one of the biggest events that city had witnessed in recent times’ .  It is quite likely that  the publicity angle was the one that provided the self-propulsion  for its take off !   And to hell with the ‘green and ‘clean’ and the City !
How many could have completed it is ,of course,  a moot question . Many must have retired half way after getting a belly-full of ‘awareness’  

And of course nothing gets done here without some awards tagged to it. Here too,  some guys bagged awards for the best runners, be he aware or unaware!

Looks like even if we run for our lives there will be no respite for us from these ‘runs…

Click here…>penguine-run

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