Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jai Ram aur Allah Ji Ki?

So the Ayodhya verdict is out..

There was a news report in The Washington Post and I couldn't believe my eyes when I read these lines:

Among the 28 issues that the four lawsuits examined were the ownership of the site, whether the Hindu god Ram was really born there, and whether there was a temple at the site before the year 1528, when the mosque was built. In one of the lawsuits, the god Ram is named as a petitioner. ..

Is this for real or material for stand up comedy? Might draw some good laughs. One of my friends told me that apparently there is a provision in the Constitution that says gods can be included as petitioners. Oh boy! this world is so confusing and the Gods in their heavenly abodes must be ROFLaughing!

Anyways, waiting for more drama to unfold. Lets just hope its sane and non-violent.


The link to the news report: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/30/AR2010093002570.html?hpid=moreheadlines

Friday, September 17, 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".

Wednesday, September 01, 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 ! :)