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Kerala is known as "God's own country" but here too, I find strike for each and every thing. A strike if the teacher beat a student, for rise in tickets, for death of patients in hospital, if new business is about to set, if any one say anything against a party.
Strike should be done but in peace. Here the strike always end in loss of life, property and resources. Every state has a problem and if it is studied and discussed, can be solved but the people in power or the one who is handling the situation turns a deaf ear to the request of it's people which turns into violence.
A strike is a move done by people, showing their resentment with the ongoing or proposed thing and it needs to be put forward in a healthy way. Why do the government take action only when major harm has taken place. A point to note and thought about.
Every name has its own valve and fame and it is the duty of the people to keep up with i's name and prove that the name given is worth it.
“Each day provides its own gifts.” —Marcus Aurelius
Once upon a time trade union activities were on top. They used to threaten the management with stikes and bundhs etc. But slowly the situations changed and the frequency of these strikes has come down. These days union activities are very less.
But due to the administration problems and the political issues, the situation in West Bengal is becoming bad and the government should look into these issues and see that the State will be a good place for the people to live.
I approve your title to Calcutta as "City of Strikes" and to Kerala as "State of strikes"
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India became free because of various agitations. It is right that most of the citizens suffer, but for their relief, a section of citizens cannot be made to suffer. Nowadays, no one listens to the talks, but a protest forces the government to take some right steps. Kolkata is ruined not because of the strikes called by the lawyers and docs, but because of ill governance. When there is wrong done to the working class, then protest is a weapon to make the government understand its fault.