February 26, 2011

  Join the Earth Hour 2011 Campaign 
            As the world nations are arguing and fighting for the climate change ...to save the earth, the world's biggest  Global climate change initiative Earth hour is back again.When World leaders are failing to take any decision on taking any steps against  World climate change.We the common people can do something for reducing the impact of climate change.Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). During this  switch off the lights for one hour ......for just one hour . 
       In India too the effects of climate change is visible ...the unpredictable rains ...change in monsoon periods ...less rainfalls ,rise in temperatures ,colder winters and rise in sea levels....this is not a mere change ..it has great effect to our life style ...within changing climate we saw unpredicted rains this year destroying crops and agriculture.It resulted in shortage of food and vegetables and steady rise in inflation.Even Indian Government and India's Economy ability to control inflation was questioned.Even a minister was quoted saying that what the government can do to about unpredictable rainfalls and climate change.But its time to act .....to save not only our nation but the entire world from climate change.....
So what is Earth Hour :
              The campaign Earth hour was started in 2007 in Sydney, Australia when 2.2 million individuals and more than 2,000 businesses turned their lights off for one hour to take a stand against climate change. The next year  Earth Hour had become a global sustainability movement with more than 50 million people across 35 countries participating. 
     In March 2009, hundreds of millions of people took part in the third Earth Hour. Over 4000 cities in 88 countries officially switched off to pledge their support for the planet, making Earth Hour 2009 the world’s largest global climate change initiative.
              On Saturday 27 March, Earth Hour 2010 became the biggest Earth Hour ever. A record 128 countries and territories joined the global display of climate action. Iconic buildings and landmarks from Asia Pacific to Europe and Africa to the Americas switched off. People across the world from all walks of life turned off their lights and came together in celebration and contemplation of the one thing we all have in common – our planet.

How to Support the Earth Hour 2011 Campaign:
          Earth Hour 2011 will take place on Saturday 26 March at 8.30PM (local time). During this one hour switch off the lights ......for just one hour ....but This Earth Hour go beyond the hour,  think about what else you can do to make a difference. Together our actions add up and save the earth from climate change .....Share your views .....friends..

Below I share the official video on earth hour 2011..

February 25, 2011

           13 pregnant women died after they were given infected intravenous (IV) fluids at a government hospital in Jodhpur ,Rajasthan.The 13 women died in a span of  10 days.Investigating the incident officials did laboratory tests and came to a conclusion that tainted IV fluids supplied to patients  was cause for death..

      The incident took place in Umaid Hospital in Jodhpur ......the IV fluids were provided by a local company ...to Government hospitals...The officials are also not ruling out ....if administrated IV fluids are expired.

        In India ...the medicines supplied to Government hospitals ,are sold in black to medical stores and private players  ...by government officials itself.Even usage of expired medicines is common in some Government hospitals where treatment is provided free or at subdued cost.

       India stands first  for the highest number of maternal deaths in the world with tens of thousands of women dying every year due to pregnancy-related problems.

February 24, 2011

        India's iconic Eden Gardens stadium in Kolkata planning to offer free medical check-ups to fans in a bid to lure more spectators and fill the ground during the World Cup,specially when India is not playing......As the venue was nt ready on time for India v England clash on Sunday  ....which got shifted to Bangalore ,Kolkata is left with three matches without involving team India

The news is that Bengal Cricket Association is in talks with various hospitals and  health centers for providing health checkups for the spectators.accordingly the scheme is to provide anyone who buys tickets worth more than 750 rupees ($16.50) a free blood pressure check, echocardiogram and consultation with doctors.

The 67,000-capacity Eden Garden stadium in Kolkata will host South Africa v Ireland on March 15, Ireland v the Netherlands on March 18 and Zimbabwe v Kenya on March 20.

Eventhough the Bengal cricket association is trying hard to lure spectators ...I think this offer is a stupid step .....they could have offered a cricket bat or cricket ball with each ticket ....more fans would have attended the matches .to fill the ground with fans and spectators can give the remaining or unfilled tickets for free may be for students and schools ...thus encouraging the students to the game.A full packed ground is better than ....half filled Eden Gardens...

February 21, 2011

           Only 4,000 tickets in total are on sale for common public for the final game of  Cricket World cup 2011.The match is to be held on April 2 at the historic but less capacity Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.So where are the rest of the tickets for the match .....the stadium actually had a capacity of 45000 spectators..but recently has undergone major renovations which led to a reduction in seating to about 33,000.
               Now about the remaining tickets ...the Tournament director Ratnakar Shetty has clarified that as per contractual obligations about 20,000 tickets to go to clubs linked to the Mumbai Cricket Association and 8,500 to the International Cricket Council.But I really doubt whether the officials like the CWG 2010 .....have sold the entire tickets to Politicians and bureaucrats  who are cricket crazy.....or may be they have saved the tickets for their loved ones .

   It is really funny when we are hosting the world cup final ...that to in a cricket crazy nation only about 4500 spectators from billions of Indians can watch the match in the stadium  ......it also funny how the officials choose the smallest ground in the country to host the match...but yes you should understand that's why the officials are broadcasting the match live in TV ... for billions of India....I cant remember for how much cash did BCCI sell the broadcasting rights to ESPN/STAR SPORTS.

 Anyway lets forget the controversies and watch India lifting the cup on "TV"..........................Cheer for the Indian Team....

                 In India ,the average age of politicians is 53.03 years....it is considered that politics is a job for aged men.Have you ever visualized a change in India .... Youngsters and educated ruling India .Doe you know kerala which is the highest literate state in India has a Chief Minister who is just 4th std pass.As we see more and more MP's are corrupt and stealing Government money....its time to change the system....why can we youngsters join politics...We elect criminals and crorepatis to the parliament ...and help them to steal our money.

              Many youngsters in India don't even know what is politics ....when someone talks about Politics they say that all  politicians are corrupt and others grudge that the subject is boring.When we are talking about Indian Politics we are taking about India ...we forget that Parliament and Government are the lifeline of our Nation.Have you ever dreamt or have you ever heard a youngster saying i want to join Politics .....Its time change the Nation ..its time youngsters think and talk about politics seriously .....

 Recently i came across these videos in you tube ,I would like to share them ,Its a Documentary by    Bruce Obenin.R , Every Indian Youngster must watch this video the videos are little long but worth having a look hear what youngsters think about politicians and ministers and why they want or don't want to join Indian Politics ....the video is divided two parts.....

1st part - Indian Youngsters - Join and change Indian Politics - must watch

2nd part - Indian Youngsters - Join and change Indian Politics - must watch

February 20, 2011

           Indian government recently introduced  the Historic Right to Education Act ( RTE ) in parliament , but it seems to be stuck in midway due to controversies surrounding it and due to pressure from the education and School mafias who have made school Education a Business. But UNICEF have started a Online campaign Awaaz Do meaning ‘Speak Up’, in gathering support to the act which would  in turn  help millions of poor children in India in gaining free schooling and Education.
  Its Interesting how private schools and missionaries who are making great profits through imparting schooling accept the act.The act requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats for children from poor families.I have come across many private schools who get huge cash from working parents as donation,and give admission to students with educated parents.
   When I travel through Hyderabad , I have seen many poor children working for daily wages even though Child labour is prohibited in India.The act will help these poor children to get free and quality education.
So What Is AWAAZ DO ?
                 All children 6 to 14 years old have the right to free and quality education under the recently passed Right to Education Act. The RTE Act specifies minimum norms in government schools. It requires all private schools to reserve 25% of seats for children from poor families (to be reimbursed by the state as part of the public-private partnership plan). The Act also provides that no child shall be held back, expelled, or required to pass a board examination until the completion of elementary education. There is also a provision for special training of school drop-outs to bring them up to par with students of the same age. The RTE Act is the first legislation in the world that puts the responsibility of ensuring enrolment, attendance and completion on the Government. The Right to Education of persons with disabilities until 18 years of age has also been made a fundamental right. A number of other provisions regarding improvement of school infrastructure, teacher-student ratio and faculty are made in the Act.To make the Right to Education Act successful, it is important that each one of us knows about it so that every child who is not in school can be sent back for free and quality education.
How can you help ?
Stand up and make some noise! Join the Awaaz Do movement by signing up now for India's children. Ask your friends to be a part of getting every single girl and boy into school. Do it now for India's future. Come forward and donate to UNICEF to help change 8 million lives. Spread the word to your family and friends. You can SMS, e-mail or just talk to them and ask them to speak up and raise their voice for children. One voice makes a difference but together we can help change the fate of 8 million children. The time to begin is NOW! Find a school near you and make a visit. Check if the school has: • Separate toilets for boys and girls. • Drinking water and places for students to wash their hands with soap. • Playgrounds for playing sports and having fun. • A school library for students and their teachers. • Mid-day meals for children.
You can meet the school head, teachers, community members and even the parents of children enrolled there and talk to them about the RTE Act. Let them know about the highlights and let them know how every child can benefit.
Awaaz Do!Come on India .....Give free education to poor children.

February 18, 2011

             After iconic Eden Gardens Stadium in Kolkata ....was in news for bad reasons ...for late construction and safety issues now Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium is in news for problems relating to fire safety.The Wankhede Stadium is to host the Worldcup Final on 2nd April.....But Mumbai's chief fire officer revealed several safety problems needed correcting before the event received the go-ahead.

But the organizers have ruled out any speculation of removing the stadium as a host.....they clarified that there were some changes to be done regarding fire safety and they now cleared.The officials assured that the matches will happen as per schedule

Its interesting to note how at the last movement how Fire and safety officials have found fault in safety measures in the stadium....its them who cleared the plan for renovating the stadium.As per the power cash rich BCCI on Government affairs ...the issue doesn't seem to be serious ....and will never cause any hindrance to the matches in the venue.

Lets hope India plays its Final in the stadium and lifts the cup ....in the same stadium ....Support the Indian Team ...

February 16, 2011

    Sell Wild Animals:        
        When we are fighting for conservation of our forests and wildlife ,Bengal forest minister Ananta Ray has thrown every wildlife conservation rule out of the window.He feels that forests in Bengal has too many leopards,elephants and rhinos.He wants to sell these excess animals to private owners the highest bidders,may be on a auction .

Excess animals in Bengal forests: 
       To my astonishment he wants animals to be sterilized to reduce there number in Bengal forests.When animal welfare groups are fighting to save animals killed by poaching...the minister has other thoughts.Rhinos which are endangered species need to be saved from extinction ..but the minister wants the animals to be sold to foreign zoos.
            The minister said in a press conference  that the forest department will soon write to the Union forest and environment ministry to seek permission.According to the minister,bison,rhinos,deer,elephants and leopards were in excess in some forests of Bengal.They stray into villages,injure and kill people.Leopards and elephants have grown in number quite phenomenally.He has planned three things.They could be sterilized to control their population.They could transfer the excess population from forests to zoos,also have the option of selling them to private individuals.

Elephant our National Animal:
          It seems that the Minister is ignorant about basic rules on Wildlife protection.He even forget the stats that no animal is excess in  Indian forests.Wildlife rules strictly forbid the transfer of animals from the wild to captivity,be it a zoo in India or abroad.Selling wild animals to private party is madness.............The Minister also stated to the press that Elephant is our National animal ....Pretty good information from a Forest Minister.

February 15, 2011

Start a Website

  I started blogging to share my views on current events and news of national interest in India..... A blog site would reach more number of people not only in India but throughout the world, before blogging i used to write to magazines and newspapers but never saw one get printed. After i started blogging many of my readers and friends asked me about blogging and how to start a blog or a website. Many friends wanted to know were they would get domain names and web hosting at less cost. Recently I came to know about BigRock.

BigRock.com here to make a change

    BigRock is the fastest growing provider of web-presence solutions to small-businesses, professionals and individuals. Its product portfolio includes - Domain registration, Web & Email Hosting, Website Builders, Digital Certificates and much more. BigRock aims to fill a critical void in the web-presence industry with its innovative suite of web products designed to fortify businesses’ competitive advantage and unleash their true potential. With a proven platform that powers over 5 million domain names worldwide, BigRock is committed and confident of unlocking tremendous value for customers in India. Recently TV Ads on BigRock went on air ,which you might have noticed in star movies, HBO, Set Max, Times Now,etc.The ads seems very funny and sends a message to small business owners that how they too can have their own website and think about global exposure.

 Here is one of  the BigRock commercial aired on TV.......

I hope more people will start blogging and start websites even for their small businesses.