Friday, 30 May 2008
Monday, 26 May 2008
A: hi there
C: hey what happened to the common photos of the outing.. if u ve uploaded them can u send the link across....
A: m sorry, but m sure this is some other A. U are taking to some other A. and I ve no clue and am least aware of the photos u are talking about.. and ends it there with a smiley
C: sshh... opps.. m so sorry ... and so do i end the conversation with a smiley there ..
Goofing, was funny for sure...must ve brought a smile to that chaps face too...
Further to that, I thought lemme check by putting my name on masterfind and check out my uniqueness..
I was amused to see 42 people with name C.. with a slight variation of alphabet here and there.. All the while I was thinking I am unique and so is my name ;) Though with this spelling of my name and the surname combined there would be no doubt abt its uniqueness..
Go ahead check ur uniqueness quotient (UQ) .. ;) Enjoy..
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Now this is almost a month after the fling with the vasai fort trek that I am jotting the thoughts to words, after several other attempts to do so. With myriad of thoughts that ran haywire in my brain cells then, these are the few ones I could capture..
“This fort (in the area of 110 acres) was built by Bahadurshah, Sultan of Gujarat [A.D 1526 to 1537]. Two years after its construction, it passed in the hands of the Portuguese, with whom it remained for nearly 2 centuries, during which period the place was developed into a fine prosperous city with fine buildings like cathedral, convent, church, asylum etc. in A.D 1739 Chimaji Appa the brother of Peshwa Baji Rao I after storming the Sam Sabastio’s Bassien captured the city. In A.D 1802 under the treaty Bassien the Marathas handed the city to the British who 16 years after incorporated it in the Bombay province” - (Department of Archeology)
1) The fort as seen in few of the photos posted here is in a badly shattered state. So whatever the state of the fort was some century back today it lies in a forlorn and sad state. The grandeur of the fort is now lost in the wilderness of the wild trees and vegetation grown all over the fort. Had it been preserved and looked after over the centuries as when it was built and ruled from, it would not have seen this fate.
So the point to take is that if no proper care is given to a living or even to that matter a non living thing, it would face a shattered and forlorn fate.
2) It took years and a great effort to build a fort but to destroy it didn’t take much time.
3) If the people who built it knew the fate of the fort its lying in right now, would they ve built it with the same vigour?
4) Bahadur shah, the king who built the fort and Chimaji Appa who won the fort back from the Portuguese were important figures of their times but today after centuries no one knows of them apart from the history books and the historians. No one will remember us until we did something substantial to be written down in the sands of time and history or would any one remember after centuries? And then how far would it be important to try to be number one? How far would it be important to be the richest? How important would it be to be the strongest? What is the most important thing in this life then? Was that victory by Chimaji ever worth that struggle??
What I guess I could think of it as, it’s important to lead a meaningful life such that people around take and draw inspiration. Centuries down the line we may be remembered may not be remembered depending on the work we did and on popularity charts as voted by public then but what was important was to live life full of reason, vision and mission such that one leads a blissful life. (Though writing this is easier then leading such a life)
5) We were escorted throughout the trek by a volunteer group of people called Vasai Kille Mohim. They have been active in preservation of this fort since last 5 yrs. All the 5 members of the group are in different professions but almost every Sunday they take different groups like ours to the fort to share the history of this fort and do whatever they can to preserve this fort. In the fort there is a secret tunnel of some 513 meters in length. In the entrance its 6 foot in height but after few meter it just is 2.5-3 foot in height because the tunnel gets filled with mud during monsoons. It was fun and a great experience to crawl through the tunnel all because this troop works incessantly to take the mud off that tunnel, shovel by shovel to make it manageable to cross by crawling.
Every drop counts. Every effort counts. The group didn’t wait for the government to do something but rather took an initiative to try and improve the condition of the fort by whatever means they could, study the history of the fort, clean the tunnel, follow up with archeology and government officials etc.
If every citizen could get sensitized to that level and take up a cause they are concerned of, I guess there would be hardly any problems left to sort in this world.
More pictures on this here.
i guess its inherent to nature of material. for eg white paint may be formed from lime or chalk
white cloth formed from white yarn and yarn formed from cotton, which is inherently white etc..
Can white colour be made...?
Anyone can add views to this ...
[according to colour theory white colour is the mixture or blending of all colours , but if we blend colours it turns out to be black . and black is understood to be as absence of all colours...]
Monday, 12 May 2008
Thursday, 8 May 2008
Tuesday, 6 May 2008
Now this is some real funny news I’ve ever heard… Mr Bush has problem with the eating habits of Indians..
“Indian food habits were contributing to spiralling prices of commodities, which in turn, were worsening the global food crisis. PTI”
News says “Mr Bush had praised the fast growth of developing countries but pointed out that India’s growing middle class was pushing up consumption leading to higher food prices. He said that prosperity in countries like India is good but that it led to demands for “better nutrition.” “That’s bigger than America... and when you start getting wealth, you start demanding better nutrition and better food. And so demand is high, and that causes the price to go up,” Mr Bush said. He had also pegged the Indian middle class at 350 million people who were pushing up food prices. US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had also linked the growing wealth of Indians and Chinese in pushing up food prices. ”
Mr Bush’s remarks had led to outrage among India’s political classes with defence minister A K Anthony calling it a `cruel joke’.
“Mr Anthony had further pointed out that the policies of the US which included diversion of agriculture land for bio-fuel purposes, was contributing to the global food shortage.”
Its always true.. things beneath the nose are hardly seen.. such is in the case of Mr Bush.
How could he not see the food waste they create in terms of bottled/canned/processed food that reaches expiry and is never consumed but wasted and the obese Americans consumption ( not forget the obese statistics of Americans..)
-- 63% of Americans are overweight with a Body Mass Index (BMI) in excess of 25.0.-- 31% are obese with a BMI in excess of 30.0.-- Childhood obesity in the United States has more than tripled in the past two decades.
Above figures are taken from the following link
Where as Wiki says obese Indians to be just 5% of country’s population and majority of people still living under poverty line, who can barely manage to get two times meals..
Mr Bush is standing up and sticking to his image like a blond… (we ve lost the track of the count also)
Why don’t you control your own resources before pointing fingers… !!!
other interesting read here .. does support a little of what Mr Dumb says..