The India Uncut blog is a gut-wrenching read, but it gives you an inkling of what the situation is like for the people who have to deal with the effects of the tsunami disaster.
"We've been calling aid agencies and so on asking for fuel to burn the bodies with," he continues, "but we got none. We managed to fill some cans of kerosene lying around some of the devastated houses, but there's no more of even that?"
"But can't the government give you kerosene?" I ask astonished.
"The government does nothing," he says. "I thought differently till I came here, but now I've seen it for myself. Everything is left to the junior IAS officers, who are in meetings all day. Ministers come, and all they want to know is how many people are dead. They don't care about relief work at all. In an unprecedented situation you need an unprecedented response. But that has not happened."