Saturday, September 18, 2010

Anupam Mishra

The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting




A friend of mine sent me this link. Interesting speaker (with a good sense of humor) explaining ancient methods of water harvesting in the desert regions of Rajasthan. Truly inspiring!
Rajasthan is so beautiful as well.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

An Interesting Passage

..from "Stolen Harvest" by Dr Vandana Shiva, Chapter 4- Mad Cows and Sacred Cows

"What is our responsibility to other species? Do the boundaries between species have integrity? Or are these boundaries mere constructs that should be broken for human convenience? The call to "transgress boundaries" advocated by both patriarchal capitalists and post modern feminists cannot be so simple. It needs to be based on a sophisticated and complex discrimination between different kinds of boundaries, an understanding of whom is protected by what boundaries and whose freedom is achieved by what transgressions".

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Advice

A friend of mine from the Uni. works part time at a local restaurant. She got this advice from a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary:
"Love is not a feeling... It's a commitment. The feeling is your reward that comes with time."

I guess when you are married to someone that long your thinking becomes more abstract and philosophical ! :)