Visit to Kanyakumari Vivekananda Rock Memorial is a five minutes ‘sea journey’. After spending about half an hour in the queue (if you are not so lucky, you spend more time in the queue) tourists get ride in a good looking boat; with roof protecting people from Sun and rain,; with proper sitting arrangements, people helping getting in and out of the boat.
Tourists pay for and get amenities and facilities. Right.
The ‘life jackets’ seems to be a recent addition – though looking at the conditions of life jackets one can understand that it is not very recent and it is only a ‘tick mark’ activity. Most of the life jackets are in such a condition that they would not save any life when situation demands.
On the other hand, there are so many people out there in the open sea – without any safety measures, without any security assurance, without any protection, without place to sit comfortably and of course they don’t have life jackets – which they actually require.
Luxury is taken care of; livelihood is not.
Life around shows so many such contrasts.