Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Packing materials

I was going through this blog , and found it interesting.


Stop Using Cardboard Boxes and Move Green
Oct 12th, 2009 by Admin.

The more I think about it, it looks like our Eastern way of life had some stuff. Remember, our people in the olden days did not use boxes for moving. They used to bundle stuff in various shapes, enclose in old sheets, sarees or dotis. Families used to have big bundles around them when they traveled. In bullock carts may be.. Even now I see villagers moving around in Lorries with their possessions bundles.

They are all helping the eco system. I know I am being highly romantic and viewing things with rose tinted glasses.

But it is a thought.:-)))))
பல நாட்கள் கழித்து எழுதுகிறேன்.

கீழே உள்ள இந்த சுட்டியை படிப்பதே மகிழ்ச்சியாக இருந்தது.


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Counseling at Police Station

Yesterday I had to visit the Police Station on some social work. While we were there we watched a couple of complainants rushing into register their complaints.

One lady came around 6.30 p.m. escorted by her colony welfare association Secretary and his wife, a tired elderly lady.
The converstion went like this..

The complainant was sadly indicated her handbag and muttered ,
“ Poyindhi sir.. Dabbu poyyindi ( Money is gone sir.)

Inspector: ”where are you from?”

“ Nearby colony sir.”
“How did the money go?”
“I boarded a bus near Paradise sir.. Tow ladies were near me, the Bus was crowded”

“were was the money?”

She indicated the handbag. It was a grey shiny bag, pretty unimpressive with many zips.
:In the purse sir..See sir This she tore and took my purse..”
One side of the bag. and the zip was open..

“When was this”

“At 5 p.m. .. I got down from the bus and went home and found the money missing”
“I called the Secretary and he brought me here for FIR”

“What else was there”

“ Cheque book and some papers”

“How much money”
“Twenty thousand”

“What.. You went in a crowded bus with so much money? Where do you work? “

“LIC agent sor, I brought Post office interest for my clients”
” And how come you did not go by auto”
“My Karma only.. I usually go by auto Two women were near by me.. They were touching my neck. .So I held on to my Thali and my bag was on the shoulders.”
“ How come you let he bag at the back.. You should have put it in front. “
“ Yes sir, those tow ladies were falling over me ..”

“ Madam, you saved your chain and lost your purse.. When in a crowded bus , you should hold on to bag in front of you”
“ Yes sir.. ‘’ Sad faced and crestfallen.. the lady looked tired and harassed. She knew it was her fault to let those women get the better of her..

Where do you live?
The Secretary.. “ Sir in nearby colony sir, I live in front of her house Sir.. You know our colony..”
“ yes yes..”

“We have two guys manning our gates sir. As per your suggestion, we do night patrolling sir..”
“ But having guys sit in front of the gate is not enough .. Will the thief come and enter through the gate? He will scale walls.. You better raise those compound walls near the Cemetery!”

“Yes sir. “
The Secretary tried his best in PR , his wife watching him with tired eyes..
By then our sympathy was with everyone including the Inspector..:-)
Inspector :” Amma. When you carry cash you should travel by auto..
This is a lonely area, so when you board auto in day time too.. you should be careful..
Go the front of the auto and in the full view of the driver write down his number and then sit inside. Night time don’t travel alone. If the auto driver has two guys in the driver seat don’t engage that auto..”
I can register compliant, but you don’t even have description of the ladies who followed you..”

“Yes Sir they were wearing fully covered dress in black!”

“ What is your husband doing? Can we call him..”

“No sir, he is already harassed on First of the month . He is cashier in Bank . I wont tense him up now I will tell him when he comes home.. “ It does not matter now, I will be careful next time”..

She left after thanking the Inspector, and the Secretary too thanked him and made goodwill gesture and went .

We felt sad for that lady who lost 20000 and said it is my Karma. She looked so sucker like anyone would get encouraged to rob her. She just accepted the suggestion that money wont come back and what is use of FIR in this small case. She blamed her Karma and went away.

Monday, June 22, 2009

The VBAC gone wrong


a sad story for the baby , the family, the hospital...
Please read ..

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Rain Rain aha!!!!

அப்பாடா! மழை வந்து விட்டது ! வெப்பம் குறைந்து செடி கொடிகள் எல்லாம் மழையில் குளித்து சுத்தமாக காலையில் வரவேற்றன!
ஏ.சி அணைத்து விட்டு ஜன்னல்களை திறந்து போட்டு, நிம்மதியாக தூக்கம், நடுவில் விழித்தால், மழை பெய்யும் ஒசை! ம்ம்ம்...

மழை பெய்தவுடன் செய்த காரியம், நனைவது தான். மிகவும் பிடித்த வேலை ;-) மாடியில் போய், அடைத்து கொண்டிருந்த மழை நீர் சேகரிப்பு குழாய்களை சுத்தம் செய்வது !.. கணவருக்கு நனைவது பிடிக்காததது. ஆதலால் எனக்கு கொண்டாட்டம். ;-))

புதுகை தென்றல்.. Did you miss our first rain in HYD? I hope not..This year we were looking forward so much to it!

மின் தட்டுப்பாடும் சீக்கிரம் குறைந்தால் ஜாலி தான்!

as on 23.06.09

Amazing how things can change so easily..

The clouds have all gone.. no rain for days.. the weather is beastly.. Government worried about near drought condition. So we are all praying for rains now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

கற்கத் தவறிய பாடம் - எஸ்.ராமகிருஷ்ணன்- badri's blog

//எஸ்.ராமகிருஷ்ணனின் வலைப்பதிவில் அவர் எழுதியுள்ள கட்டுரை: கற்கத் தவறிய பாடம்

மிக முக்கியமான பதிவு இது. பள்ளிகள் தொடங்கப்பட்டது முதற்கொண்டே, தவறாகக் கற்பிப்பது, மாணவர்கள் வாழ்க்கையை அழிப்பது ஆகியவையும் நடந்துகொண்டே வருகின்றன. பெற்றோர்களுக்கு, பெரும்பாலும் தங்கள் பிள்ளைகளின் படிப்பை எதிர்கொள்ளத் தெரியவில்லை.//


I wonder about this topic often.

I could not comment on Badri's blog due to some firewall.. So here is my contribution.

We do not encourage children to think. Trust me, I have seen in Government Schools..
they have to listen to the teachers and learn by rote.. how will the children who come from slums and under privelaged areas , learn topics which are not in their daily lives?

They have to repeat what the teacher says!. They have to copy what they see on the board. The copy even the answers.. If any child dares to raise any topic, they are silenced by mockery.

In most of the private schools, 'the marks' rule their lives. All have to take tuition, learn their lessons,and repeat the same for exams. Excellance is enocuraged in answer papers only. The nearer the answer is to the text book( exact copy), the better the rank. where is the place for originality?

I have not come across any discussion on topics even in the higher classes. It is appalling what we pre-determine and teach children , What we decide best for creating some menial jobs....They have no choice, since choices are not given to them ! WHAT A WASTE OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

Compare this with advanced countries. Atleast to some extent, all the children go to schools nearer thier homes, .. the teaching is the same in most of the schools. The same opportunities are given to all the students. ( compulsory education). Creativity is encouraged.

We have to do so much more.. When and who will do it. I wonder. I feel sad.

Monday, February 16, 2009

நேர்மையான எம்.பிக்கள்! Ganesh's blog


He has written a nice page about honest M.P.s.

I could not write the comment due to some problem in his blog access.

( He does not really know me , so it is ok!)

Hope he does not mind my comment here.

I wodner why only communist parties have honest M.P.s and what about other parties, ( exception Manmohan singh).

Feel sad and let down by the political parties and guys who swindle the country!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Pink Chaddi - alert




This is what all thinking women would like to join!!!!