Archive for February, 2007

February 28, 2007

Stupid Middle America(ns)

I know generalization any statement is unfair — and may be if this report is done in many other part of world than may be we might have similar results. atleast, others (like most americans) will not yak about ‘super-power’ status.

American are so stupid

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February 25, 2007

Guess Things Happen That Way

Johnny Cash‘s Guess Things Happen That Way lyrics struck –sad yet hopeful.

Well you ask me if I’ll forget my baby.
I guess I will, someday.
I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.
You ask me if I’ll get along.
I guess I will, someway.
I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

God gave me that girl to lean on,
then he put me on my own.
Heaven help me be a man
and have the strength to stand alone.
I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

You ask me if I’ll miss her kisses.
I guess I will, everyday.
I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.
You ask me if I’ll find another.
I don’t know. I can’t say.
I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

God gave me that girl to lean on,
then he put me on my own.
Heaven help me be a man
and have the strength to stand alone.
I don’t like it but I guess things happen that way.

February 23, 2007

‘Hitesvara’, a music concert by The Shakti Foundation

The Shakti Foundation is organising ‘Hitesvara’ by U Shrinivas, Shankar Mahadevan, Sivamani and Zakir Hussain on February 24.

The proceeds of the show will go towards providing Sonoline G50 Ultrasound System, a medial equipment manufactured by Siemens, for the rural underprivileged. During the past 15 years, the foundation has equipped 15 speciality wards in Adhiparashakti Medical and Research Hospital, located 92 kms from Chennai. At present, there are over 800 differently-abled children from 15 special schools in the city under the care of the foundation. It provides them with medicines, education stipends, wheel chairs, crutches and rehabilitation assistance.

Recently, the foundation arranged for a special screening of Mani Ratnam’s latest film Guru at a multiplex for over 475 differently-abled children.Officials at the foundation stress on a better life for the differently-abled.

Place: Music Academy, Chennai-14, Tamil Nadu
Timing: Feb 24 2007 6:30PM to Feb 24 2007
Contact : The Shakti Foundation/Phone : 9940439060

If you are in Chennai, dont miss.

February 21, 2007

The Past.. re-lived

crash landed on Reminiscences re-lived
and I did relive….The Past

A setting so perfect
It’s past lushes in scenes
Frame works of still pulsing stopping living

But with great feelings I look back
Judging each character in your eyes
The moments of past pictures
Something, which the future can’t even grasp

There it was again.
That moment.
as the universe
went about its business as usual.
There we were for a rare moment of
water lapping the lake edge.
it had to pass the perfection of it drifted
beyond our grasp;
to emerge from memory’s still waters,
a deep ache of longing.

memories – but then life certainly is constanly morphing thing

February 16, 2007

Making and UnMaking of Child Soldier…

I recently picked up a book A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah, which lead me to read more about Ishmael Beah, once a boy solider in Africa.

I found this New York Time’s – The Making, and Unmaking, of a Child Soldier kinda of summarize his book.

Child Solider, the life that I cannot think how worst it can be… Everywhere in the world where there are conflicts and wars. The children tend to be used as key factors in fighting. Countless numbers of these children are forced to join whilst others are determined and willing to join because of lack of parental care.

They are sometimes between the ages of 4-14 years old and trained up in the bush and become very dangerous like wild animals. These children are given a chemical substance that s their daily food during battle, it makes these children to be more and more dangerous like a bush fire in the harmattan.’ Worst of all, they are armed with heavy artilleries and other big machine weapons like A.K.-47, RPG, and others. They use these weapons to launch a barrage of attacks on highways, towns and villages, seas and every corner of the country. They also use weapons like culasses and knives that they use to amputate and inject the stomachs of pregnant women. They challenge themselves over the pregnant woman’s stomach by saying that the unborn baby is a boy or girl so by this, way they slit the stomach of the woman with crude knives and uproot the unborn baby.

Its no brainier to say, violence and involvement of children in armed conflicts must be stopped since this only means no peaceful atmosphere for the others growing up of tomorrow. The only thing that the governments and other local and international non-governmental organizations should do is to create disarmament, demobilization and resettlement programs in order to integrate these children into society again.

I Pray for those children.. and Wish my daughter or grand-daughter would read such stories in history museum and not in newspapers.

February 14, 2007

its Time… to Let go

Letting go doesn’t mean to stop caring.
It means I can’t do it for someone else.

To let go isn’t to cut myself off.
It’s the realization that I can’t control another.
Rather than to enable…it is to allow learning from natural consequences.

Letting go is to admit powerlessness.
Meaning the outcome is not in my hands.
It is not to try to change or blame another; but knowing that I can only change myself.
Instead of caring for, it is to care about.
It is to be supportive instead of to fix.

To let go is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
To allow others to effect their own outcomes, instead of being in the middle arranging all the outcomes.
It is not to be protective but to permit another to face reality.

To let go is not to deny but to accept.
Not to nag, scold or argue, but rather to search out my own shortcomings and to correct them.

To let go is not to adjust everything to my own desires but to take
Each day as it comes and to cherish each moment.
Not to criticize and to regulate anyone, but to try to become the dream -I can be.

Instead of regret for the past…
It is to grow and live for the future,
To fear less and to love more.

~an unknown thought provoker

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