For an aspiring writer, it is always nice to get some kind of confirmation that you write well. And the day before yesterday, I got a confirmation that borders on popular approval.

An online petition has been filed to protest against the pothole problem in Pune. This petition is available here: And the person who registered this petition, Shridhar Gune, referred to this post of mine to illustrate the point, and since then, I have been getting a lot of visitors and very nice comments about the post. This petition has also been mentioned in today’s Times of India.

As a friend of mine said, there is a distinct possibility that this petition, and the thousands of people signing it, might make no difference to the problem, but one can always hope, and, at the very least, it is a place where you can vent your frustration. After all, that was my only intention while writing the post.