Saturday, June 30, 2007

Made (only) in India!!!

With this title I, by no means, am projecting the technology that is made in India. I had a aberrant thought and wanted to have a look at great peoples profiles in orkut and obviously it started with Mr. Orkut Buyukkokten. When I looked at his album photos I was wondering at how cool brains enjoy life and my second look reminded me straight of our lady commentator.. Yes!!! Ms. Mandira Bedi. Have a look at the photos and you would know the reason for her to be remembered.

Well if you have not got it yet look at her photo too. He has worn a socks which has the Brazilian flag on it!!!##!!!! Well all I could say was he was not born in India. If he was an Indian and the founder of orkut and done the same thing to the Indian flag he would have been in gutters and orkut would have been banned marcillesly all over India. But Mr. Orkut was sensible enough to put the flag on his socks which goes in to the shoes and finally unnoticed. But he has not been sensible with this photo being put in Orkut. Brazillians awake?? Guess they take pride in this act also coz they have got accustomed of seeing their flag as the dress for beach volleyball matches... :-)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

donors - are acceptors of good health.

Why did we think "we need to donate blood"? What reason did everyone tell us and what reason did we keep giving ourself to donate blood. "Why did we think we have to donate blood"? We thought we are donors and many lives of so called acceptors is saved because of the blood we donate. Well thats by and large right. But thats not all. By donating blood we are saving our own life. !!!!. Yes, read it again. I am right.
Making blood donations a habit is a good habit. It helps reduce the risk of heart/cardio problems. Studies have confirmed it. I dint know about this thing till recently when I donated blood along with a few friends of mine. Have a look at this for a clear explanation.

I learnt two things this time. One is the above said thing. You live healthy by donating blood and the second thing is when you have been asked to donate blood ask if it is a direct donation or a replacement. We know what a donation is. When someone needs O+ve only O+ve donors are called for. But in a replacement the blood from the blood bank is used by the doctors for a patient and the same quantity (in units) needs to be replaced. The quantity of blood, not the group of blood, is the only criteria for replacement. They accept any group for replacement. So dont miss out an opportunity to donate blood. Keep your self fit.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Hungry Kya???

Who said necessity is the mother of all inventions?? I guess he was absolutely right.. Looking at a step deeper the cause for necessity is Hunger. A man goes to work to earn money. Money for three square meals a day, for him and his family. A man joins a political party for the dire needs of food. A baby cries for food. A child is sent to school so he can be a better individual and a smart kid and a wealthy child who can feed his family. Apart from food other needs like shelter, love, care, family, materialistic needs etc etc are secondary and tertiary which many families can easily do without. But Food??? No way... Without food in a city for a few days, hunger spreads like an epidemic. You can survive a few days but then when all the fat is dissolved there is nothing but your life fading away.
Food has been the primal reason for disputes many a times in this earth. A simple example is a politician says hold my flag in this rally and you will be fed, stomach-full. Another example is the cauvery issue. Two states want water for harvesting food and other needs which only water can satisfy. The rally might be a violent and life taking one. Look at all the issues on this earth they are primarily rooted to food.
Had food been available at each mans disposal when ever he wants and how ever he wants the earth would have been a little less of the troubles and all the materialistic problems.
So I pray GOD to give ""cheat codes"" to every dish on this earth and give a printed out sheet to every individual so he can wish for any dish he needs and have it merrily. You ask for Chinese pot fried noodles and KFC roasted fried chicken.. zoom you have it on the table. Think of a life like that and who will bother to go fight and earn for his living. The problems are half solved, ain't it?
Hunger is the major enemy every nation is fighting against now and will be fighting against for all times.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

What a Change...

The blogs I wrote all these days were the output of my brain. But this ones from my heart. Not a love story though.
I had been to Chennai recently a couple of times and this is where I realized how much I have changed in the past few years. I had taken my cousin along who has just completed school. I had taken him to Chennai city center (a mall like Forum in Bangalore, but very posh and lively!!!). The few questions he was asking as we were walking around (not buying though) made me realize the differences. He asked me
1. Who will come to such huge malls when the items are so costly.
2. If people do the shopping (like clothes, trinkets, salons etc) in smaller shops they can save time and money also.
3. I took him to coffee day kind of eatery the cold coffee was Rs.55 and I ordered one but he said he will drink it somewhere in the roadside tea shops. Cold coffee for 55 was absolutely fine for me. He was not fine with it...
4. I got a box of Australian cookies and he sked me whats so special in it that u r paying Rs.130 for that. I said its Australian and he replied "they won't be any better than our marie biscuits, see!!!" Well he was partially right which i realized only after having it.
5. There was INOX in that mall and I asked him of his interest to watch any movie. He straight away asked me "How much is the ticket". I, in a way not to scare him, said Rs. 150 which was actually not that cheap for the POC 3 and Shrek 3 running there. He innocently asked me "Who will pay so much and watch. We can buy CDs and watch a hundred times". I was counting the number of movies I watched in PVR and INOX. Many.
For all the questions of his I had a smile as a reply and nothing else. A smile because I went into the flashback mode thinking this is how I was a few years ago, before I stepped in to college and then in Bangalore. This is where I learnt that coffee days and hotels with unknown menus and unspellable dishes and sometimes costly ones together are the way of life. Even if you search a hundred roads you cant find affordable-cheap food, movie theaters every day. I was also reminded about how I used to ridicule my friends, who studied in Bangalore, for their way of spending in coffee days and day long strolls at huge malls and their aimless money spending attitudes. But today I along with a million other people are a part of that "Yes I am lazy-what the hell-I have money I spend it" group.
Malls have become my daily life lines and cold coffees and sandwiches that cost thrice the acceptable price have become affordable to me now. I ask whats wrong in it and have them merrily!!! What a drastic change!!!
Well 99% of the city dwellers have this change i guess. What a change, i was wondering!!!!