I see a great trend being followed everywhere and it’s called ‘Green Diwali’. The idea is not to burn crackers because it causes two types of pollution – air pollution and sound pollution. People who aren’t burning crackers feel they care ‘more’ for environment than others (who burn crackers) and I think that’s stupid.
So you really care for the environment? How about taking a public transport or car-pooling instead of driving your car alone to the office? How about turning off your your two-wheeler at a traffic signal if you’re going to wait for more than 30 seconds? How about not-honking like no one’s listening? How about not honking the moment signal turns green?
Most of us have this fake illusion of ‘caring for environment’. If you really do care for the environment and the air – reduce the air pollution that you cause all throughout the year when you HAVE options. Burning crackers for a few minutes on Diwali causes far more pollution than an hour of driving car.
Am I right?