- Cauvery water dispute between Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala.
- The Krishna water dispute between Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
- The Tungabhadra water dispute between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
- The Aliyar and Bhivani river water dispute between Tamil Nadu and Kerala.
- The Godavari river water dispute between Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Karnataka.
- The Narmada water dispute between Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
- The Mahi river dispute between Gujarat, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.
- The Ravi and Beas river water dispute between Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir and Delhi.
- The Satluj-Yamuna Link canal dispute between Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
- The Yamuna river water dispute between Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
- The Karmanasa river water dispute between Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
- The Barak river water dispute between Assam and Manipur.
Starting from country, state, religion, economic status, caste, gender, and of course opinions; somehow, we are turning into a set of divided individuals at every possible level. Countries are fighting for control over a piece of land; states are fighting for control over a water body; politics is flourishing in the name of religion; poor wants to get rich, but without working as hard as is needed; rich wants to develop better communities, but by ignoring the beggars; honour of men and women is put at stake in the name of caste, gender and opinions. What are we losing in all these fights? We are losing humanity. Aren’t we?!
While I was living in one of the shared apartments, there was a small incident that had happened. And, I’m sure many of us could relate to this incident closely. As I had walked into the common hall, I heard a disturbing sound. The sound of the gushing water had caught my attention. I saw a young lady brushing her teeth at the washbasin. The tap was left open and water was flowing out at its full speed. I kept quiet. I went inside my room and returned to the hall after a while. The same gushing sound was heard again. I stopped and waited for a while. I could see the young lady in the same position, with brush held into her mouth and undisturbed by the wastage of water right in front of her eyes. I was scared to interrupt her brash behaviour, however, I was growing restless within and felt an urge to talk to her. I gathered courage and asked her to close the tap. The reaction was quite close to what I had expected. She ignored my request and said instead, with threatening eyes, “I take more time to brush thoroughly”. I was in no mood to fight. I knew that if it doesn’t come from within ourself, no external force could make us change our mind. I distracted my thoughts and left for work, hoping someday she would realize that wasting water unnecessarily is not a cool thing to do. more…