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Anna Hazare – 74 years old Fighter against corruption

August 18, 2011 5 comments

Most influential soul of today’s India, Padma Bhushan (the third-highest civilian award), Real Hero, Army officer, Transformer of Ralegan Siddhi village, a genuine countryman, icon of India, social activist, echo of Gandhi, one and only Kisan Baburao Hazare popularly known as Anna Hajare अण्णा हजारे started second Freedom Fight, a revolutionary movement.

Anna Hajare - hunger strike

1. Anna Hazare began his fast unto death on 5 April 2011 at Jantar Mantar at Delhi for the demand to form a joint committee of the representatives of the Government and the civil society to draft a stronger anti-corruption bill with stronger penal actions and more independence to the Lokpal and Lokayuktas.

Social activists, including Medha Patkar, Arvind kejriwal, kiran bedi, Agnivesh support to Hazare’s hunger strike and anti-corruption campaign.

2. On 8 April 2011 the Government of India accepted all demands of the movement. According formula there will be a politician Chairman and an activist, non-politician Co-Chairman. According to the notification, Pranab mukhereje will be the Chairman of the draft committee while Shanty Bhushan will be the co-chairman.

On the morning of 9 April 2011 Hazare ended his 98-hour hunger strike.

First Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh, Second Freedom Fighter Anna Hajare

First Freedom Fighter Bhagat Singh
Second Freedom Fighter Anna Hajare (Army photo)

3. During the meeting of the joint drafting committee on 30 May 2011, the Union government members opposed the inclusion of the prime minister, higher judiciary and the acts of the MPs under the Lokpal in the draft bill.

4. On July 28, 2011 the union cabinet on approved a draft of the Lokpal Bill, which keeps the Prime Minister, judiciary and lower bureaucracy out of the ambit of the proposed  Lokpal.

5. Anna Hazare rejected the government version by describing it as “cruel joke’’ and wrote a letter to Prime Ministe.

6. On August 16 2011, Hazare was arrested four hours before the planned indefinite hunger strike.

7. On 19 August 2011 Anna released from Tihar Jail and continue fast on Ram Lila maidan.

8. 20th August 2011 – 5th day of fast, waiting for dialogue from government.

9. 21st August 2011 – 6th day of fast

Anna said again “Hunger strike will continue until the government passes Lokpal Bill.”

Anna said, “Those who are saying the BJP and RSS are behind our agitation should be sent to a “mental hospital.

Government not taking any pro-active step, Anna has not eaten since last 6 days but government has no concerns for the health of 74 year old Anna Hajare. Government is been replying, reacting in a shameful way since starting of that movement. Our Mr. Clean hon. Prime Minister not justifying his position cleanly, such a grand movement going in a India, people on road but our PM busy talking about growth rate. Indian Janata respects Mr. Clean a lot  but now people having lots of question in their mind.

10. 22st August 20117th day of fast – Anna lost 5 kg. People from India and outside of India supporting this movement.  Movement seems to be centuries greatest, grand movement, NRIs hold rally for Anna in LA, Anna is fasting for the last seven days and what our hon. Manmohan singh doing? are they waiting for him to die, no Manmohan singh is busy in much more important task like attending convocation at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur where locals and students protest and few students even announced that they would not accept their degrees at the annual convocation in support of Hazare’s campaign, Ritesh Singh, a student said ‘Prime Minister giving me my degree is a dream come true. But right now a strong Lokpal is much more important than my dream.’ Is it kind of slap for sleeping government? Millions, Billions of people actively, passionately  participated in anti-corruption movement, people are on road to protest corruption but importantly with non-violence, i think this is the only example in the worlds history.  Why government is behaving like a full,why govt. is playing with people’s emotions. If anything happens to Anna’s health or govt. continue to respond in same way then people, youth can go to wrong direction.

Next 4 days discussions, arguments happened between Anna team and sarkar, every time Government said something and taken stand against something, it was like monkey jumping, even sarkar were in planning to arrest Anna in midnight but Anna, his team and peoples awareness made sarkar to withdraw that plan.

Meantime Annaji lost almost 7 kg weight, Dr said his Blood pressure is low, his health is stable but still Dr. has concerns of long term effects. But every time Anna Hajare said he is fit and he will not die until and unless Lokpal bill passed.

According to plan, discussion was planned in sansad (Loksabha) on Lokpal  and 3 key points on 26th august, but as usual political parties played cards of their politics and nothing constuctive happned.

27th August – 12th day of Anna’s fastHistoric day for country.

  In morning Anna Hazare said, “It is very sad thing that we have mistakenly sent people who are not right to Parliament.”

After lots of drama in Loksabha, after lots of certinity and uncertinity finally the historic and good thing happned, Loksabha agreed on Anna’s 3 conditions without any condition.

Anna said, “We have won half the battle. Celebrate the success with peace. My brothers and sisters who has been on fast, please end your fast. I will end my fast with you at 10 am (28th August 2011).”

“Anna thanked all countrymans, youth, women, childrens, media, supporters for supporting lokpal movement. “ 

28th August – Finally Anna Hajare ended his 13th day (290 hours) fast.

 Anna said, “This is the beginning, we have lots of plans and things to do in near fuure and every time required everyone’s support the way they shown here. Next few agendas are Election reform, we need to have Right to recall and Right to reject. ” then he shown concerns about farmers rights, labors rights, environment and natural resource, he said we need to conserve the natural resources.

Recession: How to survive in Financial crisis

March 10, 2009 5 comments

Global recession and its consequences, financial crisis, job cuts, are the hot topic of nowdays. Current global recession that seems the greatest ever. We do not know how long, critical or painful it will be. We can not imagine how worst it will be, so be prepared for everything and anything worst. And start preparation of surviving in difficult financial crisis.

How to survive in Global recession and its threatening consequences.

Take care of following things:

1) Cut in expenses – Save Money:

Expend your money only on basic needed things. Avoid expenses on Things those comes under comfort, lavish life style.

Avoid Hoteling: Avoid hotels for food; preparing food at home is always economical and hygienic. If you can not avoid hoteling then find out hotels those are cheap and hygienic.

Avoid Vacations, Traveling: If you have kept aside some money for vacations or you are in planning of outing for vacation then drop the idea. Save the money for coming months.

Avoid Movies in multiplexes: Money we expend on movie tickets and costly snacks in multiplexes has never been worth, at least not in such financial crunch.

Avoid Parties: Try to avoid any kind of grand parties like birthday, marriage etc parties.

Avoid Shopping: avoid unnecessary purchasing. Avoid purchasing at Malls, and in branded showrooms.

2) Save your jobs:

Try to save your job in any condition; don’t even think about job switching.

If you are facing salary cut, or salary late issues or work pressure, or work load or extra working hour then go for it, accept it by keeping one thing in mind that conditions outside are worst than ever. Even you get job outside you will be the first when this company will think about layoffs.

Do your work with loyalty; trust on yourself and on your company.

Stay yourself away from any kind politics and rumors.

Keep yourself positive and try to keep your teammates also.

Keep eye on market news, what going in other companies, market condition and decide your plans according .

Show willingness to be flexible:If you think you can do or take up other responsibilities with the current once start taking them proactively. Employers today are looking for multi talented resources and if you are a match to a extent you are secured.

3) Be ready for Layoffs:

Be ready for layoffs, and keep checking the possible sectors, fields where you can get job.

Check whether you can start small business or alternative that can fulfill your basic bread and butter requirement.

Keep some money with you or in your account so you can survive at least 3 to 6 months in case you loose job.

Keep your money in nationalize, trustworthy and well reputed bank so your money will be secure.

4) Make your succession plan:

Keeping the worst case scenario in mind, look for ideas, alternatives, and options to supplement your current salary. If you are working somewhere and have some fixed income you are a bit more stable and can think of some side business rather then starts thinking of the same after you get laid off/lock out etc etc…

This other income though it might not be a huge amount would be helpful as in worst case scenario you can increase/expand this as a full time carrier option. (and if this idea/business works and starts giving you equal returns as your salary nothing like it as being self employed is always better then the otherwise)

5) Stay Connected:

This will always keep you informed about the latest news, updates incase of adversity their might be people who can help you out. So stay in touch with all your old, new friends and relatives (you never know who can help you when in need).

All the Best.

Ganpati Bappa Morya

August 26, 2008 10 comments

Ganpati Bappa Morya..

We are forgetting the basics of Ganesh utsava and for our enjoyment we are hurting the God, hurting the human being, hurting our rich culture.

Enjoying the Ganapati Utsav is part of our tradition.

Competing with other MANDALs to have better Scenery is also a part of it. But nowadays it’s become a fad to have bigger and more attractive idols of GANAPATI, rather than competing for theme of the scenery!!!

This not only pollutes water in rivers and sea but also makes the horrible situation at the sea shore next morning. (Like the one shown in the below pictures).

We should do something as citizens of India to keep our country clean, to continue respecting GOD, our culture and to keep our tradition running!!!

Following are few suggestions, you can add few more to help(and more important is to follow it, which ever you find more correct):

1.Keep the idols small and theme BIG: Idol of GOD, whatever may be its size, we have same respect. Then why to have big idols polluting our rivers more!!!

2.No chemicals: Chemical colors/material used to make the idols should be avoided as far as possible.

The idols are made out of Plaster of Paris(PoP), which casts typically disintegrated water, thus making it necessary to be non-suitable for bathing, showering, or other activities involving contact with water. In addition, Plaster of Paris casts are not air permeable, and thus do not allow for the circulation of air beneath the cast which greatly facilitates the evaporation and removal of moisture trapped between cast and skin. This often leads to skin maceration, irritation, or infection.

These idols are then painted with ‘some’ dyes which contain poisonous elements like lead,mercury,carbon and cadmium.

3.Immersion in Tank: It is a good idea to have separate tanks for Immersion rather than immersing the idols in River/Sea.

After immersion, the bodies of kings lie scattered across the battlefield.

Shree Ganesha

 

Ganesha

Dont make the GOD angry.

Ganpati Bappa

Stop hurting GOD

 

more links:

http://trak.in/tags/business/2007/09/19/polluting-ganesh-festival-idols/

http://www.blog.co.uk/media/photo/untitled/1971229

Valentine’s day – 14 th February

February 13, 2008 22 comments

Valentine’s Day – Day of Lover’s

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14th February is the traditional day, on which lovers express their love.
14th February is Lover’s Day celebrated all over world with lots of love, energy, joy.
And St. Valentine is the saint of lovers.
Valentine’s Day started in the time of the Roman Empire.
To know about History of valentine, myths of valentine Click Here

Valentine day - Lover’s day

Sources: Googleimages

http://zwani.com/

http://www.groovymachine.com/

Sunita Williams in INDIA

October 6, 2007 13 comments

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“I am following the footsteps of Kalpana Chawla…. the legacy of Kalpana…. we want to continue the legacy…,” Sunita Williams said.

Visited to Delhi:Mahatma Gandhi was an incredible individual. His non-violence policy affects every sphere of our life. The whole world has to learn a lot from him,” she said interacting with students of a school in Delhi on the 138th birth anniversary of the father of the nation.

Williams said “Gandhiji had always preached for peace and non-violence and she was proud to be part of a peaceful scientific space project”.

she said she took Indian culture to space as her father hailed from India.

She had carried a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a small statue of Lord Ganesh and a letter written in Hindi by her father Deepak Pandya and some samosas in space with her.

Williams said she would be happy to see Indian astronauts going to the space and asked the students to study subjects like science and mathematics.

Sunita Williams visited her native village in (Jhulasan)Gujarat :

People of Jhulasan village, William’s father’s ancestral village, welcomed her with true Gujarati customs putting up folk dances.
William said “I think anybody out there– all you children– I hope you don’t feel limited by anything. You have all the opportunities in the world,” while interacting with children of the village.

Personal:
Williams’ father, Dipak Pandya was a practicing doctor in the small town of Junagarh before migrating to the US. Sunita Williams was born in 1965 in Ohio, and is now married and lives in Massachusetts.

Williams is married to Michael J. Williams, a Federal Police Officer in Oregon. The two have been married for over 16 years.

Military career:
She received her commission as an ensign in the US Navy from the US Naval Academy in May 1987. She was designated a Naval Aviator in 1989, and graduated from the Naval Test Pilot School in 1993.
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NASA career:
Selected by NASA in June 1998, Williams began her training in August 1998. Her Astronaut Candidate training included orientation briefings and tours, numerous scientific and technical briefings, intensive instruction in Shuttle and International Space Station systems, physiological training and ground school to prepare for T-38 flight training, as well as learning water and wilderness survival techniques

Sunita Williams

Records in Space:
She has logged 29 hours and 17 minutes in four space walks, eclipsing the record held by Kathryn C. Thornton for most spacewalk time by a woman.
she has logged another record of 195-day stay in space.

On April 16 2007, she ran the first marathon by an astronaut in orbit. Williams finished the Boston Marathon in four hours and 24 minutes . The other crew members reportedly cheered her on and gave her oranges during the race. Williams’ sister, Dina Pandya, and fellow astronaut Karen L. Nyberg ran the marathon on Earth, and Williams received updates on their progress from Mission Control.

In 2007 She has honored by Padma Bhushan by Indian Government, Padma Bhushan is second highest civilian award.

sources:

http://www.siliconindia.com/print_article.php?34251
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunita_Williams

Google images.

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ‘s Speech

September 27, 2007 5 comments

The President of India DR. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam ‘s Speech in Hyderabad

Why is the media here so negative?
Why are we in India so embarrassed to recognize our own strengths, our achievements? We are such a great nation.

We have so many amazing success stories but we refuse to acknowledge them. Why?
We are the first in milk production.
We are number one in Remote sensing satellites.
We are the second largest producer of wheat.
We are the second largest producer of rice.
Look at Dr. Sudarshan , he has transferred the tribal village into a self-sustaining, self-driving unit. There are millions of such achievements but our media is only obsessed in the bad news and failures and disasters. I was in Tel Aviv once and I was reading the Israeli newspaper. It was the day after a lot of attacks and bombardments and deaths had taken place. The Hamas had struck. But the front page of the newspaper had the picture of a Jewish gentleman who in five years had transformed his desert into an orchid and a granary. It was this inspiring picture that everyone woke up to. The
gory details of killings, bombardments, deaths, were inside in the
newspaper, buried among other news.

In India we only read about death, sickness, terrorism, crime.

Why are we so NEGATIVE?

Another question: Why are we, as a nation so obsessed with foreign things? We want foreign T. Vs, we want foreign shirts. We want foreign technology.
Why this obsession with everything imported. Do we not realize that self-respect comes with self-reliance?

I was in Hyderabad giving this lecture, when a 14 year old girl asked me for my autograph. I asked her what her goal in life is.

She replied: I want to live in a developed India . For her, you and I will have to build this developed India . You must proclaim. India is not an under-developed nation; it is a highly developed nation.

Do you have 10 minutes? Allow me to come back with a vengeance.
Got 10 minutes for your country? If yes, then read; otherwise, choice is yours.
YOU say that our government is inefficient.
YOU say that our laws are too old.
YOU say that the municipality does not pick up the garbage.
YOU say that the phones don’t work, the railways are a joke,

The airline is the worst in the world, mails never reach their destination.
YOU say that our country has been fed to the dogs and is the absolute pits.
YOU say, say and say. What do YOU do about it?


Take a person on his way to Singapore .. Give him a name – YOURS. Give him a face – YOURS. YOU walk out of the airport and you are at your International best. In Singapore you don’t throw cigarette butts on the roads or eat in the stores. YOU are as proud of their Underground links as they are. You pay $5 (approx. Rs. 60) to drive through Orchard Road (equivalent of Mahim Causeway or Pedder Road) between 5 PM and 8 PM. YOU come back to the parking lot to punch your parking ticket if you have over stayed in a restaurant or
a shopping mall irrespective of your status identity… In Singapore you don’t say anything, DO YOU? YOU wouldn’t dare to eat in public during Ramadan, in Dubai .. YOU would not dare to go out without your head covered in Jeddah . YOU would not dare to buy an employee of the telephone exchange
in London at 10 pounds ( Rs.650) a month to, ‘see to it that my STD and ISD
calls are billed to someone else.’YOU would not dare to speed beyond 55 mph
(88 km/h) in Washington and then tell the traffic cop,’Jaanta hai main kaun hoon (Do you know who I am?). I am so and so’s son.
Take your two bucks and get lost.’ YOU wouldn’t chuck an empty coconut shell
anywhere other than the garbage pail on the beaches in Australia and New
Zealand .
Why don’t YOU spit Paan on the streets of Tokyo ? Why don’t YOU use examination jockeys or buy fake certificates in Boston ??? We are still talking of the same YOU. YOU who can respect and conform to a foreign system in other countries but cannot in your own. You who will throw papers and cigarettes on the road the moment you touch Indian ground. If you can be an involved and appreciative citizen in an alien country, why cannot you be the same here in India?
Once in an interview, the famous Ex-municipal commissioner of Bombay, Mr. Tinaikar , had a point to make. ‘Rich people’s dogs are walked on the streets to leave their affluent droppings all over the place,’ he said. ‘And
then the same people turn around to criticize and blame the authorities for inefficiency and dirty pavements. What do they expect the officers to do? Go down with a broom every time their dog feels the pressure
in his bowels?
In America every dog owner has to clean up after his pet has done the job.
Same in Japan .. Will the Indian citizen do that here?’ He’s right. We go to the polls to choose a government and after that forfeit all responsibility. We sit back wanting to be pampered and expect the government to do
everything for us whilst our contribution is totally negative. We expect the government to clean up but we are not going to stop chucking garbage all over the place nor are we going to stop to pick a up a stray piece of paper and throw it in the bin. We expect the railways to provide clean bathrooms but we are not going to learn the proper use of bathrooms.
We want Indian Airlines and Air India to provide the best of food and toiletries but we are not going to stop pilfering at the least opportunity. This applies even to the staff who is known not to pass on the service to
the public. When it comes to burning social issues like those related to women, dowry, girl child! and others, we make loud drawing room protestations and continue to do the reverse at home. Our excuse? ‘It’s the
whole system which has to change, how will it matter if I alone forego my sons’ rights to a dowry.’ So who’s going to change the system? What does a system consist of ? Very conveniently for us it consists of our
neighbours, other households, other cities, other communities and the government. But definitely not me and YOU. When it comes to us actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with
our families into a safe cocoon and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for a Mr.Clean to come along & work miracles for us with a majestic sweep of his hand or we leave the country and run away.
Like lazy cowards hounded by our fears we run to America to bask in their glory and praise their system. When New York becomes insecure we run to England .. When England experiences unemployment, we take the next flight out to the Gulf. When the Gulf is war struck, we demand to be rescued and brought home by the Indian government. Everybody is out to abuse and rape the country. Nobody thinks of feeding the system. Our conscience is mortgaged to money.

Dear Indians, The article is highly thought inductive, calls for a great deal of introspection and pricks one’s conscience too…. I am echoing J. F. Kennedy ‘s words to his fellow Americans to relate to Indians…..

‘ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR INDIA
AND DO WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO MAKE INDIA WHAT AMERICA AND OTHER WESTERN COUNTRIES ARE TODAY’

Lets do what India needs from us.
Thank you,

Dr. Abdul Kalaam

Save the world: Global Warming

September 19, 2007 2 comments

What is Global Warming:

An increase in the average temperature of the earth’s atmosphere.

Global warming is caused by the gases in the atmosphere such as carbon dioxide and methane, which form a sort of layer over the Earth, trapping in heat that would normally escape the atmosphere. The leading greenhouse gas is carbon dioxide, a pollutant emitted from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil, and natural gas.

The increase in global temperatures brought about by the increased emission of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.

What is Greenhouse effect:

The greenhouse effect is a naturally occurring process that aids in heating the Earth’s surface and atmosphere. It results from the fact that certain atmospheric gases, such ascarbon dioxide,water vapor, and methene, are able to change the energy balance of the planet by absorbing longwave radiations emitted from the Earth’s surface. Without the greenhouse effect life on this planet would probably not exist as the average temperature of the Earth would be a chilly -18° Celsius, rather than the present 15° Celsius.

Greenhouse gases:

1) carbon dioxide CO2

2) Methene CH4

3) Nuterios oxide N2O

4) ChloroforoCarbon CFxCLx

5) Ozone O3

The greenhouse effect is important. Without the greenhouse effect, the Earth would not be warm enough for humans to live. But if the greenhouse effect becomes stronger, it could make the Earth warmer than usual. Even a little extra warming may cause problems for humans, plants, and animals.

he US produces far more carbon dioxide than any other country in the world. According to the latest figures by the Department of Energy, the US produces 22% of all CO2 emitted into the atmosphere, at 5,912.21 million metric tons in 2004. That is more than China, and India together (17% and 4.1% respectively), more than Russia (6%), Japan (4.7%), Australia (1.4%) and the whole of Europe put together (17.2%). In the United States, the major sources of CO2 emissions stem from burning fossil fuels, like coal, natural gas, and oil.

Things to take care:

1) A well-tuned car with properly inflated tires burns less gasoline—cutting pollution .

2) wind and solar power, can reduce our reliance on coal-burning power plants, the largest source of global warming pollution in the world.

3) An energy-efficient electronic and appliances will save you money on your electricity bill and cut global warming pollution.

4) Producing new paper, glass, and metal products from recycled materials saves 70 to 90 percent of the energy and pollution, including CO2,

5) Educate your community about how it can cut global warming pollution.

sources:

http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/earthguide/diagrams/greenhouse/
http://zebu.uoregon.edu/1998/es202/l13.html
http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/7h.html