Tuesday, April 22, 2008

An inconvenient truth!!

Watch this film!
It'll open eyes.

I'm not much of an environmentalist... But this made me sit up and wonder.
The truth ain't easy to digest - but we're on the edge of the abyss and if we don't do something now - there may not be much left to done.
If it takes 10000 generations to get to 2 billion souls and then 1 single generation to 9 billion - holy shit- well we are IN IT.
Technology advances are good - but they'll be the death of us!
Its easy to sit and not respond - but how many jolts will awaken the collective soul.....?

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Friday, April 11, 2008

Reservations Zindabad

27% reservations for OBCs.
25% reservation for management quota
10% reservation for donation students
5% reservation for political quota
5% reservation for sports quota
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72% seats gone


So now the rest of us common folks who can't afford to get in through donations or management quota or know any politician to grant us favours or haven't represented the country in any sports arena battle for the balance 28% seats on the ranbhoomi of the entrance exam. So we have lacs and lacs of students trying to get one of the few thousand seats.

Any wonder that parents are now so desperate for their child to do well , that so much pressure is put on the kids these days to excel in academics and sports and extra-curricular activities.

The quota system had been introduced in the early years of our independence for the purpose of giving a fillip to the economically and socially backward classes - but the catch was that the quota system would be on only for a certain period and was to be abolished after a certain period of time.

However, our vote hungry netas have used, misused and abused the quota system to garner votes and divide society on the lines of caste; which by the way was to be abolished as well. But no, most of the forms which we fill up still ask for 'Mother Tongue' and 'Caste'.

Maybe its time we also started demanding for quotas for ourselves or else by the time its for the next generation to get into schools and colleges, there would be no seats left thanks to all the various quotas.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Miss India!!

Forward thinking - retrograde questions!!
The answers were on. Different level altogether!

- what if women ruled the world?
WE'D BE MORE SENSITIVE AND COMPASSIONATE
- what edge does a woman have over a man?
MORE COMPASSION
- would you prefer to shout or be subtle to be heard?
ACTION SPEAK
- what change would you bring to India?
WOMAN EMPOWERMENT
- what is special over you part of the country?
DIL HAI
- How does a man add value to a womans life? (Translated in hindi for the benefit of the contestant)
ALL ROLES ARE IMPORTANT - FATHER, BROTHER, HUSBAND
- Arranged marriage v/s love marriage?
- What is the best gift that a woman can give a man?
A CHILD ( my answer was something else though)

They all talked of COMPASSION but it felt so much like KAM PASSION (less passion).

At least the Master of Ceremonies asked the organizers to remove that word from the show....

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