Saturday, December 6, 2008

"Death by starvation is slow and painful..."

"Some mothers choose what their children should eat. Others choose which children should eat and which should die and there are others who doesn't have an option at all!!!"
Believe me, EVERY DAY around 18,000 Children Die from Starvation!!!

We find it hard to feel for these people, and importantly children, as they are not our own brother, sister, son, daughter or relative.  But if you just open your heart for a second you will be flooded by the despair, faced by these starving children of humanity.


When you click the button, the site displays ads from their site sponsors, and then all or a percentage of the money goes to fund programs that give food to the hungry.

Free Donation Games:

Staple Foods - Free Rice - Free Bread

Free Water - Lots of free water! - Free water

Free Meals - Just Click! - Click the blue button! - Click the white button! - Click the green box! - Click the blue box! - Click the yellow box! - Click the Bread button! - Click the blue box! - Click on 'Donar' - Click on the small red ball. - Just click!

Help the kids - Click the blue box! - Click the blue button! - Click the red button! - Just Click!

Everyday all of US spend at least 2-3 hours visiting the social networking sites and forwarding mails. Why don't we take out just 15 minutes of our time daily for helping these children??? Take a look at the above picture, think and do what you can.  Even if its in a very small way, let us start doing what we can.

Remember "Death by starvation is slow and painful".

P.S: Please forward this post to as many people as possible. And if you  find any similar websites which can be added to this list. Please do let me know.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Stolid Media...

This post is dedicated to all the creators of sensationalism and especially to the legend “Barkha Dutt”.

With what level of sense did you ask the questions like “How do you feel?” or “Did you feel scared?” to the hostages of the terrorists??
(“I felt so damn happy, after spending 10 hours hearing gunshots and bomb explosion, I am really looking forward for so many more experiences like this!!!”)

” Shattered glass!! “ Our heroine repeated in her broken voice.
(“101 ways to shoot without breaking the glass by Barkha Dutt”)

Dumbest question ever… this was asked by our heroine to Sabina Saikia’s Husband

"... so, did you at any point think, when you left her room at 6:30 pm, that you would be seeing Sabina for the last time?"

(“Ms. Dutt, if he or any other sane human being did know that they would meet someone for the last time, wouldn't they try and get them out of the situation? Unless he had felt the same as what our forces felt for you during the Kargil war”)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Comrade V.S... You are a CM.. please act like one!!!

“I shall not apologize because I was not wrong. I was not wrong because we are never wrong .I don’t know why we are never wrong. But ask my followers, they might have made something up by now”

Please check some of the comments by Kerala's Chief Minister V.S.Achuthanandan..

Kerala's Marxist CM V.S. Achuthanandan has no pretensions of being a nuke expert. But he has a take on ex-President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam's endorsement of the Deal: "What has Kalam done other than fire a few 'vaanams' (Diwali rockets)?" The subtext: who is Kalam to talk about the N-deal? As expected, fans of Kalam are not amused and have been giving Achumama an earful. The most stinging criticism came from the BJP's C.K. Padmanabhan, himself an ex-comrade: "Who's Achuthanandan? He couldn't even stitch a shirt pocket properly." The reference was to the CM's stint as a tailor in his young days.
Thiruvananthapuram/Bangalore: "If it had not been (Major) Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have glanced that way."
This was how Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan heaped scorn on Monday on the family of NSG Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan slain in the Mumbai terror attack during commando operations, igniting a controversy after smarting under the snub from the father of the angry officer's when he went to Bangalore to offer his condolences.
The octogenarian CPI-M leader was turned away from the Bangalore home of Sandeep, a Keralite, on Sunday for what K Unnikrishnan perceived as Kerala government ignoring his son's supreme sacrondolence call in time.
"He (Sandeep's father) says that the Kerala Chief Minister did not come whereas the Karnataka Chief Minister came in the morning itself...and that Kerala has ignored him. He got all worked up over this," Achuthanandan told a news channel in Thiruvananthapuram
The Chief Miniser asked "Is there a rule that the chief ministers of Kerala and Karnataka should be there at the same time?
After a pause, the Chief Minister went on to say "If it had not been Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have glanced that way."
"It is Sandeep's family and that is why we went. A soldier's father should have had the sense to understand that," the Chief Minister said.
But Sandeep's father said politicians were under "compulsions and duress" to express solidarity with victims' kin in an apparent attemapt to get political mileage and "I did not want to respond to them."
Time and again Kerala's CM used to be in the limelight, but for the wrong reasons and well it’s the same if you have read the papers today. I guess, as of now the wrong reasons outweigh the right ones uprightly by any means. The height of insensitivity which he displayed in his response is something which no politician in this World or for that matter, no sane and level-headed human being can match. "If it had not been (Major) Sandeep's house, not even a dog would have glanced that way". Those words came, not from a road side riffraff or a roadside Romeo, but from The Chief Minister of Kerala, to the family of a soldier who died fighting the terrorists. If he had responded with more sense and maturity people would have respected him for that. If he ever had the real qualities of a leader or a good human being for that matter he would never have responded in this manner. This really shows his character, class and his stature.

 Com: V.S, please show some more sense and maturity, at least for the sake of the position you are holding now.


Monday, December 1, 2008


People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self-centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, People may accuse you of selfish motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are honest and frank, People may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, Someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, They may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, People will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway

Give the world the best you have, And it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you have anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, It is between you and God;
It never was between you and them anyway....

I happened to read this quote a month back, it had a great impact on me. It really changed the way I looked at problems. Am not saying that I got that "close-to-perfect" attitude after reading this, but ya it did help me.
After that I made it a point to talk about this to whomever I stuck up a conversation with and that's precisely the reason behind this post.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sometimes I wish I were a kid...

Yesterday while standing on the balcony I saw some kids playing, enjoying and having a wonderful time. I kept watching them for almost an hour; it did take me back to the good old days. As the song goes, “those were the best days of my life………” Now, that exactly is the reason behind this blog….

I long for those days when my conscience was as sensitive as my taste buds and my innocence pure like the dew. Those were the days when I wondered were the sun went off after 6. Those were the days when I was forced to sleep twice a day. When I used to envy my grandmother so much, as the only thing she used to do was reading Bible and newspapers. Those were the days when I wanted to grow up very fast only for the reason that I don’t need to write exams nor study if I grew older. When I dint know how it felt to have a broken heart. When I didn’t know how much people hated each other. When I dint know what politics was or what the word government meant. When my brother used to tease me asking “Who is the Prime Minister of Kerala??”. When I dint know how much my dad and mom loved me. When I dint know the meaning of relationships. Those were the days when all the games we played ended up in a fight with my brother my mom saying “No more games”. When I never worried about tomorrow nor fret about yesterday. When I never worried about what other people would think of me.

Being a kid is always special. But I’m not a kid anymore. I’m just another brick on the wall that seems to think survival is success. I guess I’ll just keep wishing I was a kid again and maybe, just maybe, I’ll get lucky enough to relive one of those beautiful realities.