March 4, 2007
February 28, 2007
After I posted on the different driving styles, I found this video on Youtube.
I have no idea which city in India this was shot in and it’s obviously fast forwarded but still hilarious and amazing how the traffic keeps moving without a single accident inspite of the apparent total choas
February 26, 2007
Driving Styles …
One hand on steering wheel, one hand out of window. – Sydney
One hand on steering wheel, one hand on horn – Japan
One hand on steering wheel, one hand on newspaper, foot solidly on accelerator… – Boston
Both hands on steering wheel, eyes shut, both feet on brake, quivering in terror – New York
Both hands in air, gesturing, both feet on accelerator, head turned to talk to someone in back seat – Italy
One hand on horn, one hand on holding gear, one ear listening to loud music, one ear on cell phone, one foot on accelerator, one foot on clutch, nothing on break, eyes on females in next car, – Welcome to INDIA!
February 21, 2007
Teaching your kids about how to handle money responsibly is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent.
Good money management is about simply about forming habits – The earlier you form habits, the more it feels like second nature.Those habits will stay with your child for a lifetime. Here are six key points to keep in mind, plus age-appropriate tips excerpted in part from MSN
February 14, 2007
The Great Indian Mutiny, a group blog that I belong to as been nominated for BEST GROUP/COMMUNITY BLOG. All of us at The Great Indian Mutiny are delighted for being nominated in the Best Group/Community Blog Category.
It has been a fantastic experience – being a part of this unique platform where bloggers from a diversified variety of backgrounds and experience have come together to reflect on what India is really about.
I would like to invite you to vote for us in the Best Group/Community Blog category
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I was having one of those “not so good” days when I got this email forward and thought I’d share it since there is DEFINITELY a lot to be thankful for each day even when we don’t feel we have much to be thankful for….
I AM THANKFUL….
FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT’S HOT DOGS TONIGHT,
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME,AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME ND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED.
FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY
BECAUSE IT MEANS FRIENDS HAVE SURROUNDED ME.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING,
AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME .
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT
BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. .
FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.
FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.
FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.
FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.
FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.
FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFFIN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.
AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MUCH E-MAIL
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME.
Live well, Laugh often, & Love with all of your heart!
January 20, 2007
We’ve read many tragic stories of girls being abused by their parents especially by the father
This is a story of a girl who was physically abused by her mother. Even after two years, the scars of violence that she has suffered at her mother’s hands are yet to heal.
I won’t go into the details of the kind of abuse that she had to live with daily.
Two years ago, however, the violence crossed all limits.
Soon after her mother left for the day, Bharti ran off to play with some friends that she had made on the sly. On her return, she was battered for the last time.
Bharti was attacked with kitchen scissors and was on the verge of being strangulated when she retaliated with all her might. “I pushed my mother back, locked her from outside and ran away,” she says.
Accompanied by social worker Suman Gupta, a profusely bleeding Bharti reached the local police station of the slum colony. Gupta also called up the toll-free Childline phone service 1098 for assistance. The service, initiated under an Indian government scheme, helps children in distress.
This story has a positive end.
12 year old Bharti lives in Bal Niketan, a state-aided shelter home in Chandigarh. Though still on medication and counselling, she is coping well.
Bharti’s class teacher Malik Kaur said: “She is a bright girl. She has the zeal to live and learns her lessons well.”
Bharti is now nose-deep in her textbooks and loving it.
All my prayers and best wishes are with Bharti. I hope she gets to enjoy atleast some of her childhood, complete her studies successfully and gets to do what she wants to when she grows up
January 16, 2007
The Delhi government decided to pass an order on the lines of the one passed by the Andhra Pradesh goverment and take a big step towards helping combat global warming and environmental degradation issues.
As per the Andhra government order, all municipal commissioners and vice-chairmen of Urban Development Bodies shall take immediate action for installation of solar water system on existing municipal and urban development bodies’ buildings and any new building being built by them. They have also been directed to use energy efficient lamps.
The order also says that lights of advertisement hoardings shall be powered by solar photo voltaic systems at the cost of the franchisee and conventional street lights shall be replaced by solar photovoltaic powered ones.
This is a great move by the Government to combat global warming and environmental degradation issues.
A move the US government could do well to emulate, especially in capital cities.
For full story read The Hindu
January 15, 2007
According to this IBN News report, Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Chaudhary Shujaat Hussain has said that
The sprawling Katasraj shrine is believed having been constructed by the Pandavas during their 14-year exile. According to Hindu mythology they spent 12 years there
Apart from the 600 BC temples, which are in a dilapidated condition, there is a sacred pool with mythical association with Lord Shiva
The pond is believed to have come into being with the tears of Lord Shiva on the death of his wife Sati.
This is a great gesture across the border that should help towards building a more friendlier relationship and reduce the anti-Hindu and anti-Muslim rhetoric spewed by politicians in Pakistan and India.
The Pakistan government has set aside Rs 2 crore for this project. However it estimates that at least $10 million dollars will be required to carry out immediate work.
I’ll try to find out how we as Hindus can contribute to the project. I hope the project doesn’t get stopped half way but gets completed thru the generosity of all the people worldwide.