8/15/2006

ignorant

Just realised i know so bloody little about blogging. For example;
1- still don't manage to put the pic into the text (don't laugh at me)
2- don't know how to put my FAV blogs as links...blast!
3- don't know to put the link to another site into my text...(am i a moron??)

As you can see...i am seeking educated help. Specially for the Masters. Isn't there a 'Blogging for Dummy's' sort of website or book?

The only redeeming factor in all this is that i am a decent learner, and a good student. Try me.

8/14/2006

why do we want a parliament?

Its crazy the way the parliamnet is discussing Natwar and oil and his sinister offspring. What happened to all the discussion that is needed on health, education, hunger, rape, human rights violations in prisons, farmer suicides?

Or maybe the parliamnet can just discuss the senility of the ludicrous and leave the real buisness of running the country in the hands of people who really want to.

The CNN-IBN poll, for whatever it is worth, did highlight that nearly one third of the country still faces hunger. This after the hill were shreeded of vagetation to grow food during the 'green revolution'? This when we spend enormous sums of money storing surplus food grains? So why isn't Parliamnet discussing hunger in the land of plenty?

The mediocrity of the parliamnet does not represent the excellence that india stands for. What good is having a parliament?

8/06/2006

For Anjali. For Ajay. Many love!

I've been good.
Have made the best i could of very busy days organising my ever-growing staff into doing fruitful work. They have responded with crazy vigor.

I've managed to find a flat for my parents. Cheap, large, marbled and ready to move in. Bought it. Parents refuse to move in. Let's say they refuse to move out of where they are, of where they have lived their past 50 years and have planted coconut trees and are used to eating the mangoes that grow in their backyard and pluck a juicy lemon right before a lazy lunch. Change is traumatic.

Have been grappling with the loss of my music teacher.

Have also met some of the most committed and aginst-the-orthodoxy (of the regular NGO world) people - who have revived my faith in the devpt sector. Some people are really answering their calling.I've been travelling, training, writing position papers, getting large groups of people who hate each other to start to see the other end of the rainbow as their own...struggling but not failing. These are people who live in remote districts, having meetings with local village heads in lantern light and mosquito bites, many of them men whose families have started complaining of abject neglect, and many of them women who carry their tiny childern to meetings with the District Collector.

Just came back from the hills. The clouds brushed past the car many times on my way down to Delhi. I've been good, guys! Well, not thrilled but okay.