Ship away the blues

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A decommissioned aircraft of the French Navy sets sails for a ship-breaking unit in Gujarat amidst a hue and cry by environmentalists that it contains upwards of 500 tonnes of asbestos and hazardous material. If India were to send such ships to other countries to dump `hazardous material', what all would you load them with?

Corrupt netas and babus who work in tandem, cricketers who throw away matches and national pride, telephones that do not work, corrugated water pipes, overflowing garbage bins, lazy clerks and pesky auto drivers and what have you.

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