Saturday, November 29, 2008
- planting of cereal crop for animal fodder,
- fresh water usage
- pollution due to use of agri chemicals
Dr Pachauri and McCartney cite a 2006 report by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, which stated that livestock are one of the most significant contributors to climate change because 70 per cent of former forests in the Amazon have been turned over to grazing and livestock now use 30 per cent of the world's land surface
I am a veggie for last 20 yrs and proud of it :) Let us save the earth !
Source : Times of India
Robhin Sharma in his blog has prayed for Mumbai.
Indeed, that is what many of us did... could do.... out of devotion ...and also due to a sense of helplessness !
Today people, across major cities, are on the street. Holding candle and expressing their sense protest. Gandhigiri... Mumbai will not forget this easily. We need action this time...from governments and establishment
Friday, November 28, 2008
We lost some precious members of our own Mumbai and guests -the hostages, members of NSG/ATS/Mumbai police...May their souls rest in peace.
Sincere condolences to the members of the family who lost their valuable lives in this tragedy. May God give them the strength to overcome this grief.
- Like New York & London, sadly Mumbai has its own 'Sept 11'. Mumbai does not deserve it, for sure.
- Israeli expert has questioned whether our forces were too fast to 'attack' terrorists. This is in line with the the question I raised in my earlier posting, whether our action was 'professional' enough. We need to address this dispassionately
- NDTV got Shobha De on their channel to react yesterday. Now, they got Sanjana Kapoor on air. Both of them reflect the opinion of the silent majority of Mumbaikars. Prannoy Roy has assured Sanjana his channels would be with voices such as Sanjana in their efforts
- This global phenomenon needs to be handled very strongly, from a position of strength and true to the values of Indian ethos.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
- He looks and dresses like a rock star...he is 60 yrs 'young' !
- He is not irked by the fans who want to pose with him for a photograph or apprach him for his autograph ( Recently my son was shooed away by a body-guard of a Bollywood superstar at the lounge in Mumbai's international airport. Security was obviously not the reason. My son felt sad. I thought what is a superstar if he is not able to reach out to his fans !!) For me, someone like P C is a bigger star, esp when he has this humility !
- one fifth of his 100 million books sold has come from THE ALCHEMIST. I liked the book, but never rated it as anything very great. But the line, WHEN YOU WANT SOMETHING, ALL THE UNIVERSE WILL CONSPIRE TO HELP US ACHIEVE IT is just great !
- Hs background is interesting. Do check out http://www.gulfnews.com/weekend/books/10259315.html
- His advise, FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS...
Monday, November 24, 2008
Just read an internet forward from a friend, Interesting Article from Adam Khoo - Youngest Millionaire. Few points stuck, sharing same...
- it is not necessary to live a flashy life, acquiring the expensive and big brands of clothes/watch/jewellery/accessories or travel first class.
- He suggests, save instead.
- He sympathises with people who lean on material things for happiness
What makes him happy ? when he sees his children laughing/playing/learning...when he is able to reach out to others to make them happy by inspiring/training them... cool !
LIVE life frugally ! bE HAPPY !
Master calls it, CEILING ON DESIRES
Monday, November 10, 2008
- A great team effort
- Dhoni led from the front. He continues to maintain his cool. I like him for his captaincy, how he has retained his 'cool' and the character he exhibits on & off the field. To lift and carry around Kumble at Delhi was cool. To pass on the baton of captaincy, temperorily to Dada at Nagpur this eve, was 'cooler'.
Dada enjoyed few moments of 'captaincy'.
- He brought about a new aggression to Indian cricket ( though taking off t-shirt at Lords was a bit extreme :) But then, that was his brand of aggression!)
- Some of the best cricketers in the GenNext owes their career-progression to Saurav
- Left handed batsmen have a natural advantage, but Saurav was very specially elegant.
- He, with Sachin, made one-day cricket more interesting at the opening slot.
Couple of years ago, when he was down and 'out' of Indian team, I saw him at Hotel Taj Lands End, Mumbai. I wanted to go across and tell him, 'keep going & fight the system'... But true to his usual style, he bounced back. Indian cricket will surely miss Dada...
Sunday, November 02, 2008
- He has always been a great fighter, a symbol of true aggression. People always think 'aggression' is to throw about your weight around, shout and abuse all in the vicinity. ( So common in our corporate life, esp in the field of Sales !!). It is perhaps his education, which the Master says 'should end in CHARACTER'. Or, is it 'sanskar' or upbringing ? Worth emulating, indeed...(He unusually exhibited his emotions yesterday, when he shouted at Amit Misra, for poor fielding)
- Departure of Dada and Jumbo will leave a big gap. We have some exciting talent waiting on the wings, but not yet good enough to fill the vaccuum. No need to look far for examples. Ask the visiting Aussies
- I agree with Sachin and whole lot of others. We 'don't respect seniors'. Our culture boasts of Respect for Elders as one of its pillars. But, that does not seem to be applicable to senior cricketers. Or is it change of our value system ???
We may produce more great spinners such as Kumble... but few will bring his character on to the cricket field. That is the true loss to international cricket.