Friday, 9 November 2012
She was caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children.
At first when i read the news, i felt if our govt. starts taking action for such incidents then, I don't know how many people will be wearing such signboard and standing at the Interaction....
Traffic Rules are very hardly followed in India. As soon as they sit in the driver's seat, their goal is to reach destination either by going on the road or foot path or over taking from the opposite way or honking as soon as signal goes green even if he is at the end of that traffic signal...
Just two days back, while driving I was struck in an intersection such that from all the four ways people were blocking and no where any one can go and everyone is blocking each other... on top of that shouting and yelling at each other as if they are perfect and other person is wrong.
These days Traffic Department is working hard and punishing people by fining people with some amount for parking in no-parking zone, coming in one way, riding without helmet etc..
But soon they should start charging for people changing lanes and not following lane rules... driving on pavement etc
Hope to see a disciplined driving in Bangalore sometime soon.....
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
It stopped for sometime but the traffic in Bangalore which everybody know how it will be during rainy days made me drag on the road for nearly one and a half an hour.
I usually take 30 mins to reach office and it today it was 1 hour 15 mins.... that extra 45 mins made me drench in the rain.
So while coming to office, I felt this rainfall might be due the effects of Sandy Hurricane which is hitting badly in eastern part of North America.
The havoc that has been created by this super storm is unimaginable. No power, flooding all major cities of US of America, Subways and Railroads have been halted....
How India will react for such major disaster if it occurs ( touch hood.... lets not wish for it).
Just for a small drizzle, the traffic goes bad, drainage system will get block, Garbage dumps....dont even ask about it...trees falling on the road, power cuts..
We are still a developing country...Lets get prepared for this one first.....alva ??
It started raining heavily again... me sipping hot green tea and ending this post here... feeling like listening to the song "Rim Jhim ghire saavan...." sung by Lt.Kishore Kumar dont know the movie name, have to search in my collection.
Take care...Drive home safely :)
I always had the dream of having a garden of my own and growing plants and spending my leisure time in there. After so many discussions along with my family members, I got few yards in our parking area to start my Gardening. I had asked the contractor to leave that without filling any mud.
I might be having around 10 x 3 area left for gardening.. and the depth around 2 feet. I asked few of the nearby nursery to start with as the amount of mud to be filled was more, I dont wanted to take any chances. The red soil costed around Rs.50 per each cement bag and the organic fertilizer Rs.120.
We needed around 80 cement bags to fill that area. It was almost equivalent to one tractor load....:-)
The initial investment is bit high. But according to that Gardener (He was J.P Nagar 2nd Phase), we dont have worry about the soil and the fertilizer for the next 5 years it seems. So for me it costed around Rs.8000 including soil, fertilizers, plants (3 hibiscus, 5 Rose, 2 Sevanthi, 1 Nimbu and 1 Curry leaves) and Medicines (Neem powder and Rose Powder).
If you dont have ground space then you can always grow plants in pots... Grow plants and it will automatically grows your inner happiness....these words are coming from my experience. Try it out and see.
Planning to have few more plants in the coming days and will upload pics when the flowers bloom in them.
Thursday, 30 August 2012
Everyday while coming to office or while traveling from one place to another in bangalore city, I see things which I really feel to change or stop in what ever way i can.... But I am not able to in many things... You might be wondering what am i talking about ??
Its about basic civic sense... People just dont bother about others. They are ok if things are fine with them :(
Today while coming to office i saw
Pile of Garbages covering half of the road and this is the case in most of the bangalore localities these days as there is a big issue about garbage dumping area. It rained heavily last night. Vehicles were passing by on top of these garbages and it looked yuck for me to pass that stretch.... Nobody is bothered. The concerned persons are sitting in A/C room discussing what can be done for this issue.... It has not yet resolved and it is almost a week now.
People just throw their household garbage on top of this pile and forget about it.
If you any time get a chance to travel in Ittamadu road these days then please look for amount of plastic spread across the road... I am just talking abt the plastic lying arnd 4km stretch. Can you imagine what is the case of whole bangalore ??? How can I Help Society to get rid of this ??
I always carry a bag with me when i go out for shopping and avoid buying it outside and even if they offer for free i say No.
I dont buy any plastic food container and try to store food items either in Steel or Glass box.
Apart from this, my concern is also in
~ Cutting Trees - When ever i see a tree is being axed, I literally feel for it. I hate to be in that place and unable to do anything to stop them.
~ wasting water - People will happy to get cavery water 24/7 but they dont to spend money on rain water harvesting.
~ Digging Borewells - In my area, everyday i hear this borewell digging noise. Every new house tht is being constructed take permission for borewell. In every street, nearly 4 to 5 borewells will be there. What will happen to mother earth, if keep digging her like this for nearly 700 to 1000 ft underneath. Strictly, There should be some rules and guidelines need to followed before giving permission to
I Just want to know is there any way i can help society in resolving these issues..... !!!!!
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Monday, 11 April 2011
- Kindly think before taking a printout
- Don't leave your tap open while brushing your teeth
- Switch off lights and fan when you are not in the room
- Don't leave your computer on 24/7 especially in office. Use Power Save option.
As forwarded by friend!!!!
Germany is a highly industrialised country. It produces top brands like Benz, BMW, Siemens etc. The nuclear reactor pump is made in a small town in this country. In such a country, many will think its people lead a luxurious life. At least that was my impression before my study trip.When I arrived at Hamburg, my colleagues who work in Hamburg arranged a welcome party for me in a restaurant. As we walk1ed into the restaurant, we noticed that a lot of tables were empty. There was a table where a young couple was having their meal. There were only two dishes and two cans of beer on the table. I wondered if such simple meal could be romantic, and whether the girl will leave this stingy guy.There were a few old ladies on another table. When a dish is served, the waiter would distribute the food for them, and they would finish every bit of the food on their plates.We did not pay much attention to them, as we were looking forward to the dishes we ordered.
As we were hungry, our local colleague ordered more food for us.As the restaurant was quiet, the food came quite fast. Since there were other activities arranged for us, we did not spend much time dining. When we left, there was still about one third of unconsumed food on the table.When we were leaving the restaurant, we heard someone calling us. We noticed the old ladies in the restaurant were talking about us to the restaurant owner. When they spoke to us in English, we understood that they were unhappy about us wasting so much food. We immediately felt that they were really being too busybody. "We paid for our food, it is none of your business how much food we left behind," my colleague Gui told the old ladies.The old ladies were furious. One of them immediately took her hand phone out and made a call to someone. After a while, a man in uniform claimed to be an officer from the Social Security organisation arrived. Upon knowing what the dispute was, he issued us a 50 Mark fine. We all kept quiet. The local colleague took out a 50 Mark noteand repeatedly apologized to the officer.
The officer told us in a stern voice, "ORDER WHAT YOU CAN CONSUME, MONEY IS YOURS BUT RESOURCES BELONG TO THE SOCIETY. THERE ARE MANY OTHERS IN THE WORLD WHO ARE FACING SHORTAGE OF RESOURCES. YOU HAVE NO REASON TO WASTE RESOURCES.´"Our face turned red. We all agreed with him in our hearts. The mindset of people of this rich country put all of us to shame. WE REALLY NEED TO REFLECT ON THIS. We are from country which is not very rich in resources. To save face, we order large quantity and also waste food when we give others a treat.
Saturday, 9 April 2011
An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War
2. What's so special about him?
He built a village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra
3. So what?
This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and wind mills. In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.
This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.
5. Really, what is he fighting for?
He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.
6. How that can be possible?
He is advocating for a Bil, The Lok Pal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beurocrats (IAS/IPS) accountable for their deeds.
7. It's an entirely new thing right..?
In 1972, the bill was proposed by then Law minister Mr. Shanti Bhushan. Since then it has been neglected by the politicians and some are trying to change the bill to suit thier theft (corruption).
8. Oh.. He is going on a hunger strike for that whole thing of passing a Bill ! How can that be possible in such a short span of time?
The first thing he is asking for is: the government should come forward and announce that the bill is going to be passed. Next, they make a joint committee to DRAFT the LOK PAL BILL. 50% goverment participation and 50% public participation. Because you cant trust the government entirely for making such a bill which does not suit them.
9. Fine, What will happen when this bill is passed?
A LokPal will be appointed at the centre. He will have an autonomous charge, say like the Election Commission of India. In each and every state, Lokayukta will be appointed. The job is to bring all alleged party to trial in case of corruptions within 1 year. Within 2 years, the guilty will be punished. Not like, Bofors scam or Bhopal Gas Tragedy case, that has been going for last 25 years without any result.
10. Is he alone?
Whoelse is there in the fight with Anna Hazare? Baba Ramdev, Ex. IPS Kiran Bedi, Social Activist Swami Agnivesh, RTI activist Arvind Kejriwal and many more. Prominent personalities like Aamir Khan is supporting his cause.
11. Ok, got it. What can I do?
At least we can spread the message. How? Putting status message, links, video, changing profile pics. At least we can support Anna Hazare and the cause for uprooting corruption from India. At least we can hope that his Hunger Strike does not go in vain. At least we can pray for his good health.
Thanks for reading.