28 March 2011

Boundaries

Science knows no boundaries. Politics and Power draws boundaries.

For couples/people who cannot conceive, test tube babies are a boon. In societies where a girl child is of lesser value, the parents have the power to abort a child if the "germinated seed" is a girl.

In order to reduce the shortage of food, agricultural science have reached the frontiers where technologies have caused more harm than good - The company Monsanto propogates many such.

Can technology create human beings who will manifest human behavior which will take decisions to look after the welfare of the human race without boundaries ?

Can science create technologies that can kill the evilness and narcissism in human beings?

Technologies bow down at the decision of Human beings. Science is only a servant, While Men reigns.


20 March 2011

More than Oranges!

( source : a friend send this in an email. he didn't mention the source. i would like to find out. do you know ?)

19 March 2011

Living with less ?



"I am learning to live with less" has become a fashion statement made by all and sundry who live in mac mansions, own yatches, airbuses, and who keep up with the Milan fashion color and styles.

More than half of India lives in poverty and thanks to the recession,poverty levels have increased multifold in the US.
In the last 2 years alone 2 million children have joined the ranks of poverty !! Which means they do not have to make an effort to live with less. May be they are homeless and live in a shelter, their parents struggle to make a wage, they were evicted from their house, rely on food stamps for food, clothes and supplies from thrift shop a norm and the list continues.

In India, one does not have to make an effort to have less- Poverty stricken kids do not get a chance to go to Muncipality schools either(for US readers - Read as public schools in the poverty capital of the US:Newark, New Jersey) and if they do dropouts are common when the kids reach class 7 or 8, because parents cannot earn enough to put food on the floor(they have no table either) and cannot afford to buy books.

A piece of ladoo (an indian dessert)is luxury. They sleep outside in the summer because there is no electricity at home. Their shacks leak during rain and the dishes are washed in a bucket of water.Going to the Hospitals/clinic when sick - means giving a pound of your flesh to the Doctor or they die sick. They cannot afford to buy a disposal syringe,because it is expensive and public clinics in India are dismissal! Sometimes when free medicines are given, without consent of sharing information,they are considered as guinea pigs for US Pharmaceuticals.

Sanitation is very poor and Drinking water is a rarity and is priceless.footwear is something that you can do without. If they have one,they share among family members or with their neighbors.The political leadership of India gives a damn, because they consider people under poverty level menial to their pets at home. However, the politicians buy votes from them, by handing over bunches of currency notes and making sure that they have a week of drinking water in the public taps, a few days before and a little after the elections. Thank God, air is free, because they definitely cannot see themselves buying that!

Does all this read a grewsome picture? But that is what "Living with Less " really looks like. You have to make an effort to get through the day and sleep exhausted. Hope does not exist in their dictionary of life. The secret of the universe is not known to them.

13 March 2011

The best gift that you can give

To yourself : Believe in Yourself.
To Your children: Believe in Them. They might not be wizards in physics or maths wizard or a music genius. And the world is made of more than them. The world is made of you and me - doing ordinary things extraordinarily. Live Big. and Keep it up. The world will follow. and Miracles happen. I need them everyday.

04 March 2011

Can you raed tihs?

Olny srmat poelpe can raed tihs. I cdnuolt blveiee taht I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd waht I was rdanieg. The phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoatnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh? yaeh and I awlyas tghuhot slpeling was ipmorantt! if you can raed tihs psas it on!!

- Suorce: a frworoedd eaiml.

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