Now don't think that I am saying the cost of cooking Gas after 10 years ..No In Manipur if you want to buy a Cooking Gas Cylinder you have to pay above 1500 rupees .This is not because of any price hike ...but due to protests carried out by two tribal groups in Manipur.The Kuki Tribe has been demanding for a new district and some part of this area belongs to the Naga Tribes...Now both tribes are on protests to protect their land by blocking the to National highways connecting Manipur to India.
Manipur cut off from India since 2 months:
The protesters have blocked two National Highways NH-53 and NH 39 which connects Manipur to rest of India in Senapati District since August 1....as a result essential commodities are being blocked or burned by the agitators .The demand for petrol and diesel is in rise many are staying in long Queue for the entire day to get a litre of petrol or diesel.
It seems the Indian Government that Indian Government have forgotten Governance and is merely sitting and watching such protests in demand for new state or district ...Think about this a state virtually cut off from rest of the Country...... The protests including the Telegana protests is causing great distress to common people and commuters ....Its time the Government crackdown such protests or take a decision to declare a new state as fast as possible if required ..but some of these protests seem to be politically motivated and for individual benefits.
How many of us are living a MADlife ....Making a Difference Life .. Recently in internet I came across a Youth Volunteer network named M.A.D ..comprising college students and young professionals.A group of educated youngsters who help underprivileged children with their education.These young leaders teach the children who are deprived of Basic education...They help these children by improving their communication skills, computer skills and their overall personality.
What does a M.A.D volunteer Do :
A M.A.D volunteer has to work just two hours a week ...M.A.D gives you the syllabus to teach ..which is actually from Cambridge.Come join the ranks as a MAD volunteer and be the difference that you wish to see in the world.I too wished to Join M.A.D here in Hyderabad and contacted them ..But a M.A.D Volunteer should join the cause and work for at least for 1 year...which i couldn't with my current commitments.
So how M.A.D started :
The Make A Difference project was initiated by a group of 20 college students who saw a huge gap and disparity in the way rich and the poor learned. The Indian Education system caused a huge gap between the true divide in India - The Rich and The Poor. Make a Difference with a vision “To bridge the inequality in society through education" was thus first initiated in Cochin, Kerala.
Indian Education is such that poor children from the underprivileged Indian society do get primary education but they drop out after 10th due to the lack of financial support or to lack of facilities for higher education.India has highest number of school dropouts all over the world.
M.A.D ensures the underprivileged children are brought into the main stream so they can chose their careers based on their potential and interests and not their financial constraints.
So Go join the M.A.D community and Make the difference you want to make in your Life..........below is video that gives you a idea what M.A.D does....
You tube video - Pakistani School girls about India:
Recently one of my friends in Facebook ...shared a you tube video on how Pakistan school girls think about India and Indians ....I clicked the link and watched the video...I found it interesting how common people from Pakistan thought that India and Pakistan should forget the tension between each other and help each other out as both are developing nation and affected adversely by Terrorism of all kinds.I would thank drdsumeet who has uploaded the video on You tube....I am sharing the video on this post ...
But more interesting was not the video but the comments below the video ...It seemed as if Indian and Pakistan netizens were fighting out abusing each other ...I think they don't even have the common sense of little School Girls ..who felt the better part .I am posting a screen shot of the page below
I do agree ...Pakistan does support Terrorism against India and protect terrorists in its Nation but Its not the common People who love peace who support Terrorism,Its Pakistan military,ISI and Pakistan Government who are in war against India ... and its just for political and financial benefits ....and don't forget the Indian Politicians who have used war of words against Pakistan for Political gains and the fight in the name of Hindutva ( terrorism in name of Hinduism).The Osama row has further strengthened the theory of Pakistan protecting terrorism but I just hope it doesn't affect the India Pakistan Peace process.
ENDOSULFAN a deadly pesticide sprayed in crops ,the effects of endosulfan is deadly on humans.The UNO classifies endosulfan as highly hazardous pesticide and banned in 62 countries.The usage of Endosulfan in India is high especially the pesticide is used for crops like cashew plantations,rubber and cotton plantations.But now the pesticide is used in small concentrations even for food crops. The pesticide was used heavily on cashew plantations in Kerala and later was banned in the state by the state Government as a study on Endosulfan effects showed greater Abnormalities such as mental retardation, cancer and infertility in the victims.Kasargod in north Kerala has thousands of people and children with extreme neurological and congenital deformities.
Why Central Government doesn't want to ban Endosulfan:
Even after repeated request from Kerala State Government the UPA Government seems to be reluctant to ban the deadly Pesticide.Its Interesting that the Central Government is not convinced by the report submitted by the government's National Institute of Occupational Health on the harmful effects of Endosulfan in 2002. But now the government has gone for a fresh study by the Indian Council of Medical Research after National Human Rights Commission intervened in December 2010 after Kerala Government's repeated requests.
In October 2010 At the Stockholm convention India was the only country to oppose other 61 countries, for including endosulfan in annexure 'A' of Persistent Organic Chemicals,which would have helped easy ban of the pesticide.India's explained that there was no adverse health effects by the pesticide even though studies in kerala showed how harmful the pesticide acts on human even after years.
India accounts for 70 per cent of the world production and consumption of endosulfan, and the Government doesn't want the economic side of the pesticide to be lost. Also many argue that the pesticide is more effective and less cost than many other Pesticides.Join my campaign against Endosulfan and help ban Endosulfan in India …..Post your comments and share this post.
Its Easter and Cash - rich Christian community in northern Kerala districts celebrate it grant.But the patients in Alappuzha government hospital had to bear the pain of the celebrations.On 22nd at this hospital doctors conducted mass operations of at least 25 operations mainly Caesaereans in 2 days in order to freely celebrate Easter.
Many cases were operated prior to the date already told and who could wait till next week for delivery.Patients complained that the surgeries were conducted in a hurry so that the doctors could be off duty during Easter weekend holidays.
Lack of Facilities:
The Government hospital is under equipped for such a mass operation but the doctors seemed to be not concerned about the fact.Many patients even didn't get basic facilities and medical care.More than a dozen mothers with their newborns could be seen lying on the floor of the hospital, lacking post-delivery care.
P K Sreemathi, Minister for Health, Kerala said "What the doctors have done is wrong. We are taking it very seriously and have constituted a probe panel. We are planning to include two experts from the Medical College too in the team."