1. I walked for three hours inside Baburam Chaturvedi Stadium Chhatarpur Madhya Pradesh India this morning after taking English language coaching class for a class ninth student.
2. I didn’t enter badminton hall today even at once in the morning. Usually I do enter to watch games. When I entered the hall finally: it was at about 15:27 pm. All the lights were lit up. There were no players.
3. ALL THE LIGHTS WERE ON.
4. I assume they were on since morning. They were on for about three hours or more.
5. I know it’s not the first instance when they have been left on due to negligence.
6. There were frequent power cuts at Tata Motors’ service center where power was needed for services due to which the work which needs only half an hour took more than three hours.
7. If you look at this wastage of electric power due to negligence and on purpose: it’s actually gigantic. Despite the law. It’s one of the reasons for economic situation. People who steal in groups are rewarded.
8. RTI 2005 and Electric Power Law subsection 2003/140 states that wasting electric on purpose is a criminal offence.
9. My repeatedly reporting this is of no consequence.
10. Stance of players: “no we don’t have time to switch it off. We are paying for our slot.”
11. Staff members: “they’re paying barely enough for electric bill and they demand cleanliness as well as new mat on court.”
12. Rishabh is leaving soon. Only player who had participated in a national level event about a decade ago. To play a sport is considered healthy but it’s not as easy as it seems to be able to afford it.
13. Rishabh told me why it’s a waste of time and money to play badminton. Despite all the glory showered on a handful of people in award ceremonies: bitter truth of sports life in India isn’t much different from the bitter truth about rest of the public life: unemployment, population explosion, pollution and so on. And I am not even pretending to discredit current regimen in this regard: since my school days I have only found worsening of matters.
14. Hypocrisy, buying and selling of members of parliament, bribery, waste of public funds on purpose, mafia and nepotism is the zeitgeist of the day. Public is mirrored in leadership and leadership is mirrored in public. Meanwhile: my friend who bought a new car told me about being able to cover the distance to Bhopal( the capital of the state) in four hours. It used to be eight hours in my college days.