Monday, June 29, 2009

Reduce waste, save the planet

  • Standardize chargers across devices like phones, cd players, mp3 players etc and across the globe. This way one charger can be used across multiple devices thereby reducing the need to manufacture different charging devices. Currently, they are not compatible and thus result in a lot of waste being dumped harming the environment.
  • Standardize electricity requirements of devices so that they do not require different voltages, wattage's for running across the globe. Different countries have different requirements for same products. This results in manufacturing of converters which can be totally avoided if the requirements were standardized across the world. Will help reduce waste being dumped in the soil and increase the life of the planet.
  • Ban all electric bulbs and subsidize the manufacture of energy saving bulbs. Subsidy can be given in the form of tax breaks.

Dil ki dooriyan

A saint asked his disciples, ? Why do people shout at each other when they are upset?'
Disciples thought for a while, one of them said, 'Because we lose our calm, we shout for that.'
'But, why shout when the other person is just next to you?' asked the saint. 'Isn't it possible to speak to him or her with a soft voice? Why do you shout at a person when you're angry?'
Disciples gave some other answers but none satisfied the saint.
Finally he explained, 'When two people are angry at each other, their hearts distance a lot. To cover that distance they must shout to be able to hear each other. The angrier they are, the stronger they will have to shout to hear each other through that great distance.'
Then the saint asked, 'What happens when two people love each other? They don't shout at each other but talk softly, why? Because their hearts are very close. The distance between them is very small.
The saint continued, 'When they love each other even more, what happens? They do not speak, only whisper and they get even closer to each other in their love. Finally they even need not whisper, they only look at each other and that's all. That is how close two people are when they love each other.'

Monday, June 22, 2009

Law on arresting a woman...

An incident took place in Pune - a young girl was attacked by a man posing as a plain clothes officer; he asked her 2 come 2 the police station when she & her male friend didn't have a driver's license 2 show. He sent the boy off 2 get his license and asked the girl to accompany him to the police station. Took her instead to an isolated area where she was raped.

The law [which most of us are not aware of] clearly states that between 6 pm and 6 am (from sunset until sunrise), a woman has the right to REFUSE to go to the Police Station , even if an arrest warrant has been issued against her.

It is a procedural issue that a woman can be arrested between 6pm and 6am, if and ONLY if she is arrested by a woman officer & taken to an ALL WOMEN police station..And if she is arrested by a male officer, it has to be proven that a woman officer was on duty at the time of arrest.

Please be aware of this and circulate it widely.

Friday, June 12, 2009

You are only as good as what you practice. But you can only practice what you learn.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Attacks on Indians

Much is written about in print, covered in the media and discussed over coffee, lunch and dinners world over. So will not bore you dear readers on elaborating on the same. Racism has been prevalent since the time of Adam and Eve and across all countries and continents. But that does not mean we take it lying down.

If the Aussies are attacking Indians then Indians have every right to retaliate. Eye for an eye. So what we are immigrant to Australia or for that matter to Canada or England. We contribute to their economy, we work there, we study by paying exorbitant fees to schools / colleges and also end up paying taxes. That practically makes us citizens of these countries albeit without a formal citizenship document. Also, this is not a one way relationship that we are the needy ones to be in Australia or any other place and quite desperately that the racism attacks are justified. If we are needy, so are they. We need better education, they need more people to fund for the service so that they can keep their economy going. If this sounds like fair business transaction where both needy parties are interacting then the attacks are quite despicable. So is the Indian and Aussie govt stand. They are all talking but no one seems to be doing anything about it. It was heart warming to see the Indian govt asking the Indians to calm down and not retaliate when they are being hunted like animals. I say retaliate and in same measure so that people know we will not take this crap lying down and will not go down without a fight.

If Australia is so concerned about its own citizens and feels threatened by the incredible talent of Indians stop giving visas to them. Problem solved. No visas, no immigrant, no insecurity feeling in the local population. If they cannot live without the dollars from the immigrants then provide them adequate security. It is their moral duty and obligation.