Early beginnings Marudhanayagam (Yusuf Khan) was born in Ramanathapuram of present day Tamilnadu. He was one of the most fierce warriors, administrator, and commandant. A series of events which led to Marudhanayagam Pillai befriend and earn the respect of the French and thereby becoming one of the their trusted aide in warfare. He was as fierce as he was versatile given the number of languages he could speak. His much-celebrated career as a commandant and warrior came to an end with an act of betrayal by his trusted aides.
Under the tutelage of Stringer Lawrence, a British commander, Marudhanayagam got trained in European warfare techniques. He was instrumental in outsmarting and winning many wars for the British against other colonial powers. It was opined What Hyder Ali was for speed, Marudhanayagam was for strategy.
Enemies all around
His victories against various rulers and colonialist earned him a lot of enemies. Even as the Nizam of Hyderabad wanted to appoint him as the rightful governor, the Nawab of Arcot sought his death. In his last battle, he and his troops in a fort were surrounded by the British so that the supply of food and water could be cut off. The troops and Marudhanayagam were starving for food and water even as they put up a brave fight before the ultimate betrayal happened
Nawab of Arcot hatched a plan to nab Marudhanayagam by bribing his Dewan Srinivas Rao, Marchand the captain and his physician Baba sahib. When Marudhanayagam was offering his prayers, he was tied from the behind and offered to the British. The reasons cited were the betrayal was done to protect themselves from the army surrounding the fort.
“Researchers Find 12,000 Pieces Of Microplastic Per Litre Of Arctic Ice”
“80-Kg Polythene Waste Removed From Cow’s Stomach After A Three-Hour Surgery”
“Pacific Garbage Patch Is Now Three Times The Size Of France”
These are a few news headlines from the past couple of months. No matter how much we try to deny it, over the course of time, plastic has become a part and parcel of our lives and it is destroying the environment and also endangering lives of animals.
While we have been made to believe that plastic is an indispensable part of our lives, it is destroying everything around us. According to UN Environment, about one million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute around the world. Also, up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every year. This means that almost half of the plastic created in the world is thrown away after a single-use.
All this plastic now ends up either in landfills or in the ocean. The marine life is heavily endangered because of plastic. Reports of aquatic animals dying of plastic pollution are increasing every day. A study from 2015 found around 44,000 incidences of animals getting entangled in plastic debris since 1960s. Plastic, that disintegrates into smaller pieces, are often eaten by smaller fish, which the ultimately ends up in our stomach. That is carcinogenic for human beings.
It is in this context that Indiabulls Home Loans has decided to do its bit and contribute to a plastic free environment. Setting the tone in its own offices, the company has decided to do away with single-use plastic bags and bottles at work.
As a special Independence Day initiatives, they have come up with a beautiful video #PlasticSeAzaadi. In the video, set against the backdrop of an Independence Day celebration at school children discuss the demerits of plastic use and how it is detrimental to the environment.
As with many important matters in life, it is children who recognize the right path and set the example. If they can, then why it is that adult can’t?
The Logical Indian appreciates Indiabulls Home Loansfor such a noble and necessary initiative to make our world a better place. We might not realize now, but the effects of excessive plastic could lead to ultimate destruction of Earth. We are ready to give up plastic, are you?