Power Outage
             Life is miserable with power outages
happening three times a day. The Sun had
created a full day with sunlight lasting about
12 hours. The residence was just a hut with
bare minimum of sunlight peeking through
small window high on the wall. Men and
women went out to work in the sunlight. They
came home when sun began to set. Took
their food and went to bed, to rest until the
sun rises again. There was oil lamp in some
houses to provide light to carry on with
activities after sun-set.
          In the year 2008 after Christ, we live a
full life with most of our days and nights
lighted by electric lamps in many buildings.
Even during the days most of the people work
indoors by using the light provided by lamps
that burn with electricity as power source.
                Electricity provides not only the
light needed but also provides heat in cold
rooms and air-conditioning in hot climate.
Electricity runs our motors, our computers
and even provides power for electric stoves in
some homes.
       Our factories are the worst hit because
of power outages. When factories are idle
there is enormous loss because of idle
workforce and idle machines. There is
dwindling of production and wasteful
expenditure for wages to be paid to the
workers even though there is no work.
       Can anyone imagine the psychological
trauma associated with the power outage? To
find the running machine suddenly falling
silent and the operator unable to continue
with what was in hand, makes one feel like
falling into a deep gorge and getting
suffocated in the process. If there is hell any
where then it is this feeling that creates most
dreadful shock.
       It is impossible for anyone to come to the
rescue in such a situation. It is like God
himself abandoned us by switching off the
electricity although we know that it is
BESCOM that cut off the electricity in the
scheduled load shedding exercise to ration
the power available across the country.
POWER OUTAGE
By Mohan Shenoy
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No one runs to the God room to ask God for
restoration of the power supply because
everyone knows that God can not help in
such a situation.
      We have shortage of electricity against
increase in demand. Hydroelectric power
houses, Petroleum Gas based power
houses and Nuclear power house provide
electric power to us. The power has to be
utilised in a proper manner by distribution
through transformers and cables. The whole
exercise of distribution of power to the
consumers is a major part of making
available the electric power to the homes
and factories and buildings etc. There is
some degree of inefficiency involved in this
process of distribution although there is an
honest attempt we hope to minimise the
losses during distribution of electricity to the
masses.
      Many places and people waste some
amount of electricity and this has to be taken
seriously by the people. There are many
places where the light bulb burns even when
it is not needed. The air-conditioner and
heater consumes a lot of electricity and the
use of such devices be controlled voluntarily
by the consumers.
      It seems the power outages are going to
continue to occur in this age of progress and
prosperity and provide us severe
unhappiness in the face of advancement.
Highly evolved human being is facing the
acute pinch that cuts through the skin on his
flanks and does not let him be happy. We
have all the gadgets but no electricity to run
them. This state of affairs is keeping the life
miserable. No amount of money in the
pocket of an individual or in the bank
account can bring power back to the cold
power lines. The UPSs and Diesel
Generators installed in some buildings bring
some relief but this is only a temporary
measure.

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