Monday, 31 March 2008
Saturday, 29 March 2008
Wednesday, 26 March 2008
a very meaningful and powerful message is conveyed in this ppt... called letter written in year 2070
have already shared it to my friends through email , th8 of sharing it on public platform ..
PS: does anyone know any other way on how to attatch ppt on blogger
Monday, 17 March 2008
World commission on Environment and Development 1987 defined Sustainable Development as “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”
In continuation to the previous blog – I will come up with series of writings co-related..
Hike in oil price has been an issue of concern. Govt. tries its level best to dither the price hike to be passed on as burden to the common man. Who bears the brunt is the government and the PSU oil companies. Govt. to make its voters happy, issues oil bonds to the loss bearing oil companies..
We always fight the government, that its not considering the plight of common man, but I wonder how many people think before using a vehicle for a distance they could actually walk down.
How many times have we ever thought before shutting our engine while waiting at a traffic signal,
How many times have we ever thought to minimize or reduce our consumption.
All this requires a conscious efforts, which no government can teach or preach .. reducing a price is temporary .. but reducing our consumption can be our choice ..
Everyone wants pleasure and comfort , but it should not be at cost of humanity and future generations..
Why not think in terms, is it absolutely necessary to take that vehicle ride or flight or train or can I make do with walking, cycling etc and reduce our carbon footprint..
Pleasure is one thing and sustainable living is another..
Change begins with us …. Lets be the change, the nation and world wants us to be ….
On other note : what makes me wonder here is why in that case the PSU stocks are always on demand even when investor knows that PSU companies are shelling losses on the common man’s behalf….
Wednesday, 12 March 2008
With Nano “The People’s car’ creating waves a few days back..am sure Mr Ratan Tata has thought of his profits only and has tried to over look the dire consequences its Nano will cause to the nation at large.. (other auto manufacturers not to be spared )
Nano’s launch some two months back bought it national and international attention.. but what brought me to write about this after a gap of the launch (not that it was not thought of when I read the news of launch of nano) is when I read in the today’s news which says India pays $100 per barrel for the first time “Crude oil price crosses $100 mark
NEW DELHI: The price of imported crude oil has crossed a record $100 a barrel mark. — PTI
Indian basket touches $100”
They (Nano website) say that the people’s car will bring comfort and safety within the reach of thousands of middle class families ..but what about the fuel prices which are rising like hell.
“The high fuel efficiency also ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.” But what about the footprint it would bring in the terms of dumping vehicles. Where is the space to ride and park the vehicles in the overly populated country with humans and vehicles population alike…
While the whole world is trying to move to alternative fuel and hybrid and eco-friendly models of car, Tata should be making efforts to engineer a model that not only serves its people comfort and safety but also makes news internationally by building model that’s eco-friendly not just for names sake like the present lame statements but other wise also ..
It time they should think beyond profits.
Other interesting read I stumbled upon , if u care or are interested to read :
A likely stop before the end of Oil