We wept for Paris, why do we ignore Chennai Floods?

Much of the last month was spent in discussing and debating the Paris Attacks, but we don’t seem to be bothered about floods in Chennai, which have already claimed 200 lives, affected over 1.8 million people, and caused damage and losses more than 20,000 crores.

The media in the country is so screwed up that it spent the entire last week debating the stupid Aamir Khan intolerance issue. And like idiots, we also lapped up the controversy, without bothering about an issue where more than 200 people lost their lives.

The Chennai floods have been disastrous, to say the least. The worst affected are slum dwellers and the poor people, as more than 1.8 million people have lost their homes and livelihood. Chennai has always been a business hub, and its industrial edge is also losing its sheen, thanks to the Chennai floods.

Chennai flood
                                          Image Courtesy: The Hindu.com

According to reports, major automobile companies who have a presence in Chennai are suffering setbacks. TVS Motor stocks crashed by 4%, and Ashok Leyland witnessed losses too. Software companies faced a setback too, with Infosys, Wipro and TCS facing a downslide too.

In spite of all this, the Indian media has not devoted enough attention to the Chennai floods. In spite of all the deaths and destruction, we chose to give more importance to some comments by an actor, which doesn’t affect our lives in any way whatsoever.

While people are losing their lives, we are arguing about absolutely useless issues.

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