LakshmanPST wrote:If Govt. is not already working on a strategy, then they should definitely start planning one...
LakshmanPST'ji, let me tell you a story.
In a dense vast jungle, somewhere in interior of India, two elephants were walking down a path they created daintily with their elephant herd following them. There was a lead elephant and maybe six steps or half a dozen steps behind the lead was the other lead elephant. Their herd consisted of all sorts of elephants big and small. Down to some elephants who were wondering whether they were elephants at all or something else.
The lead elephants were walking like "Bom-Chika Bom-Chika", not the sound itself but the gait looked like it sounded "Bom-Chika Bom-Chika". That is, the elephants were moving according to *their* plan. And the herd was following them. Some of them again following the gait of the leaders and some were moving at jet speeds, charting their course in sub domains. You see the herd was vast and it spread several square kilometers and they would communicate across vast spaces with low hums that would travel through land but invisible to other creatures.
On their path there were termite mounds. And then here and there were small and large quicksands. A nature of quicksand is that if you are trapped in it, any further movement will only sink you to a point where other predators or forces of nature finish you off. It is your own movements which sinks you further.
The herd thought it will be led to the land of bananas and plenty of water. But the leader was taking them to the land of big trees with lot of bark to chew on, hills to dig and bountiful water. Digging the hills was the least concern of the herd and it was hard work. The reward was few chunks of clump dirt to lick on. However that digging was useful for other creatures in the jungle. Very useful.
On this herd chanced upon two creatures. This two creatures thought that the herd is crazy to follow the leaders daintily. Remember they were walking a walk that looked like it was making the sound "Bom-Chika Bom-Chika". Crazy indeed.
This two creatures would want the herd to break down the termite mounds. Tear apart the parasitic creepers growing up on majestic trees. Some of the trees looked like they were hounded with pretas. And some areas had a strange fungus taking over what seemed to be fertile land.
But the lead elephant did not care. Instead the lead elephant would dig up some earth and urge the herd to do the same. Eat Dirt.
The two creatures were flummoxed. They would scream, shout. They would go from place to place screaming and shouting of what the leader of the herd of elephants should do. Eating dirt. Eating barks. Grasses, small plants, twigs. Once in a while bananas. But never taking them to the land of milk and honey.
The two creatures meant well. They had strong mandibles, multiple legs and beautiful antenna that can sense the smallest of the change in the wind and more importantly they had an army that they can rally to their call.
Sometimes the lead elephant would listen to the army but more often than not it appeared that the herd would be trampling that same creatures! What an irony. And the termite mounds? The termites were the mortal enemies of this creatures. And the herd would not seem to care for this creatures which sometimes were torn limb by limb by the termites.
The irony of it all, this creatures helped the leader of the elephant herd to become the leader of the elephant herd.
Dear Lakshman'ji, I would presume by now you would have guessed who I am talking about.