Thursday, April 02, 2009

Double whammy!

28th March, 8:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m was WWF Earth Hour. Hope you all switched off the lights at 8:30 p.m like the millions of people around the world.

I was not able to... :(

We have power cut from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 pm you see. *sob*

Damn you K.E.B!!! X(

Have a nice weekend folks.

28 comments:

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

Awesome. My folks were telling me the other day about the hype for this Earth Hour. All Indians pledge their allegiance to Mother Earth each day for an hour(unlucky one's more than that). So why should there be such a hype when the world finally took notice of Earth all lit up :). I guess things become cool when there are lot of city people doing things but are uncool when a layman suffers.

PS:Refreshing look to the blog :)

thomman said...

We've earth hours here every 3 hrs. KSEB is very thoughtful when it comes to energy conservation.

Hari said...

Hey, don't take it as a bad thing. In fact, KEB helped you take the right decision and supported the Earth Hour, so in a way, you very well did the RIGHT thing! :)

Hari said...

And yeah, I used to have this theme when I used to blog in blogger... Ah, good ol' days! :P

hitch writer said...

great !! lol.... in my neighbour hood we looked like fools having switched off...

wtg KEB !! lol

Rajlakshmi said...

yup we received mails regarding it ... im glad such initiatives are taken :)

Amal Bose said...

if there is any award for energy conservation, the KSEB deserves it more than any other organisation. we have diff kinds of power cuts here.. the gov imposed one, and several other kinds during the course of the day, naturally occuring ones (thanks to the afforestation group) n so on.. ;)

Arvind Iyer said...

I didn't! Nice posters, nice campaign. But I don't buy it.

http://iyerarchi.blogspot.com/2009/03/earth-hour-fail.html

silverine said...

Abhi: I too found it ironic that we Indians were asked to participate. :) Glad to know you like the new look!

thomman: I think all our State Electricity Boards are doing a really good job for the environment! :|

Hari: I still feel cheated of my right! I may sue them for obstructing my right to participation in a good cause! :|
:p

hitch writer: You are right. A country starving for power is asked to starve more! How ironic! :))

Rajlakshmi: Whats the point in taking initiatives that are already in place?

Amal Bose: All the Elec Boards are doing yeoman service towards this cause! :p

Arvind Iyer: Nice post!

Ordinary Guy said...

hahaha LOL..... :) the government ensures that we care for the environment...... :) dont you see that????

onethoughton said...

whoa ho... u got some awesome stuff goin in there...
loved ur posts.. love ur writin...
verri 'inderesding' i say....

u jus got a regular visitor in me... :)

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

I think we may suitably modify it to our context and call it 'Dearth hour' :|

K.E.B = Kind Electricity Board, no? :|

binnyva said...

I am guessing that KEB is your states equivalent of our KSEB(Kerala State Electricity Board). If so, I understand your frustration - my own fight with the KSEB has been a long and difficult one...
http://blog.binnyva.com/2007/03/power-struggle-electricity-kseb-and-me/

Venkata Gopala Rao said...

ups... even I couldn't switch off, as I was comfortably sleeping while traveling in a train ;-)

fundoome said...

no kudos to us for the earth hour :( the Jharkhand Govt takes care of it on hourly basis that they conserve as much energy as they can

Deepti said...

Very true .... we had 12 hours power cut yesterday .. so we daily celebrate earth day :P

silverine said...

Ordinary guy: Yes, now I see the genuine reasons behind power cuts! :p

onethoughton: Thank you and welcome to my blog! :)

Karthik: "Dearth Hour" Good one!! We celebrate it everyday! :p

Binny: Yes I am referring to them wonly. They don't trouble us except for power cuts during summer!

Venkata: You sleep by 8:30? :-o You must save lots of power then! :)

fundoome: Drat! You are a bad girl like me ! :|

Deepti: Kudos! You people should be given an award!!! :p

scorpiogenius said...

Wonder how they observed the Earth Hour in the UP and Bihar villages...
The same way as you did..?? :)

Indyeah said...

LOL! We celebrate earth hour all 365 days of the year ;)

Inder said...

KEB did for all of you.. :)

Sriram said...

Haha.. we switched off the lights but they switched themselves off again when the Earth hour was over thanks to the 9.30-10.00 load shedding :)

Bullshee said...

I ended up spending an hour in my hotel room in the dark. Thought I'd take a pic and send it to people, but decided later that that might be interpreted as a bit creepy...so detested...

Mind Curry said...

lol..if KEB is that bad, KSEB (Kerala) is the mother of all power-cuts and power woes.

btw, i proudly participated in Earth Hour '09.

DPhatsez said...

umm..it' the thought that counts?

Maald said...

Your kinda humor:

“Politicus Bharatus Janatus Indicus veni grandus est para Indus cognisant Indica tum est… ”

http://www.expressbuzz.com/edition/story.aspx?Title=Nostradamus+sees+saffron!&artid=hlTbhRBCerc=&SectionID=XVSZ2Fy6Gzo=&MainSectionID=XVSZ2Fy6Gzo=&SectionName=m3GntEw72ik=&SEO=BJP,%20nostradamus

silverine said...

Scorpiogenius: I guess they celebrate Earth Century! :))

Indyeah: I bow to thee! :p

Inder: Yes they did! Such nice people! :)

Sriram: Thats a double double whammy! :p

Bullshee: LOL!!

MC: You participated or were forced to? :|

DPhatsez: True! :)

Maald: Absolutely fun read! Thanks! :)

Sriram said...

So it changed from a WWF earth hour to WTF earth hour I presume :P

Alameen said...

See Anjali, KSEB was way ahead.. :)