I have been having a sore throat from last night. Was wondering why my throat was irritating resulting in dry coughs the whole night and this morning. It was only after I came to office, I came to know that it was because of the bush fires in Indonesia and that most of my colleagues were also affected. If we are able to feel the impact of bush fires so far away, imagine the plight of the Indonesians. Last year too we had the same problem and it was found that some of the fires were caused by greedy individuals who were clearing forest areas to expand their cultivable lands.