Tuesday, March 20, 2007

An afterthought....

I just read this news article which I thought was quite interesting….

Being a celebrity has its own pros and cons – one would agree…You are under constant vigil of the entire world and each thing you say/do would be scrutinized till the end…My due respect to them all. It’s definitely a tough life under those arc-lights…

But the money/fame going into the head, though inevitable, cannot be justified. Now what on earth could vindicate Ms. Campbell throwing her cell phone at that poor guy??? It’s yet more ludicrous how a certain twenty-something singer shaves her head off and that becomes the talk of the glam-world…

I’m really glad that these re-habs are being practically implemented (that’s if the link up there states the fact!!) Not that it guarantees such irresponsible actions won’t be repeated but at least it’s a step towards building a better world!!

Monday, March 12, 2007

A beautiful Sunday......

Yesterday was just another warm Sunday in Bangalore for me until I went there…

After a heavy lunch at a dear friend’s place, some 3 of us headed for our much planned trip to Sneha Nilaya. For those who do not know, that’s an absolutely wonderful place that about 65 kids call home…

On my way back from the place, as I walked down the lane, I thought of something that I feel I must share on my blog.

As my roommate puts it – life’s so very unfair….unfair to those kids who do not even know what they are missing….to those senior citizens of the world who have done nothing to be stacked in old-age homes….And yet under the given circumstances, life’s been so kind to them as well….

Sneha Nilaya is one such platform where life’s kindness personifies into a beautiful “home”. Run by Society of Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate, it reminds one of those residential schools you would read in Susan Coolidge novels .That’s how nicely they seem to live. They have absolutely nothing to demand, absolutely nothing to complain of, absolutely nothing to disturb one’s busy schedule. And that’s perhaps what I thought was most peculiar to the place.

On my request they gave me their card and contact details which I thought of putting up on my blog.Thats probably my bit into improving the lives of those lovely kids at Sneha Nilaya. I look forward to visiting there sometime soon.

P.S.: Please find the details here
Sneha Nilaya
No 11, Langford Gardens
Bangalore – 560025
Ph. : 080-22210432
Email: fsibgl@vsnl.net

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

tempo libero.........

What does an IT professional do when there's no release coming up....when there's no exciting tool to be studied..or no enhancement in progress...and of course when there's a computer at one's disposal???Well,in one of those bouts I happened to spot these links....calls for a decent time-pass...Thought of putting these up on my blog..........
And then there are the types which know "all"(mind you) about your past....
Then I got a bit intrigued by the funny captions that could put the latest tarot card readers to shame...Sample this:
But this one takes the cake....
Somehow wanted to put my personalised one up here:
You've Changed 44% in 10 Years

You've done a good job changing with the times, but deep down, you're still the same person.
You're clothes, job, and friends may have changed some - but it hasn't changed you.

Oh and I heaved a sigh of relief with this one:
You Are 23 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Friday, March 02, 2007

India really Poised??

21st Century has indeed re-defined a lot of things in the world…..

Certain incidents compel me to say things which make me sound as what we, the youth, would rather brand as “senile”. I couldn’t stop myself from thinking “where are we heading to??”

There was this “breaking news” being covered on a certain channel. It was about this couple on whom “sting operation” was in progress. The husband (married for 10 years) was forcing his better-half to visit a party where people “swap” partners.

How ridiculous is that? When people talk of commitment phobia or the futility of arranged marriages….I understand. Everyone’s entitled to hold an opinion. I also understand extra-marital affairs (though my present state of mind never testifies it). But this is horrendous!!!

If one’s bored of one’s spouse, law allows them to separate. But how can such outrageous act of promiscuity be justified? Indulgence in such acts of consensual adultery is nothing but a manifestation of one’s diseased mentality. It is nothing but a changing face of society and our thinking...

No wonder number of divorces is only rising exponentially. No wonder movies based on a hexagenarian falling in “love” (oh yeah!!!) with his daughter’s friend is being critically acclaimed. No wonder newspapers are sprawling with “news” that only reflect the degradation of morale of the society.

This isn’t the 21st Century that I’d like to live in….We really need to start working on this…Do let me know what you think about it..…