Of the three parties involved in the recent ‘cola controversy’- cola companies, Indian Government and the Government Organization CSE, I trust cola companies.
▪ Indian government is neither accountable nor responsible. It gets voted into power in spite of failed promises and major corruption scandals. Indian people vote back the most corrupt and ineffective leaders which include rapists, murderers and kidnappers.
▪ A government organization like CSE is neither accountable nor responsible. Their jobs are secure (and usually for-a-lifetime). No single person takes accountability and usually the onus of ownership is passed around never stopping at any one in particular.
▪ Cola companies (like Coca-Cola and Pepsi) on the other hand have to make sure their customers are satisfied. If the customer is not satisfied, the company goes bust. Therefore they keep all checks and balances to ensure the drink is safe and satisfying.
If I can’t drink the drinks from these companies what else do I drink? Almost all drinks are owned by these two companies (Pepsi and Coca-Cola) including branded water bottles. The water from unbranded ones cannot be trusted. The water from Cauvery through water filters may contain more harmful things than mere pesticides. I get sick each time I drink anything other than bottled water. Did any one test the water that I get from the daily delivery boy at office, or the water that comes out of my Eureka Forbes filter, or the water given at the Chaat place? The results of those, I am sure, would be 1000 times worse compared to cola results.