Sunday, June 10, 2012
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
PAKISTA(I)N~ Blood stained nation....
The blasphemy law is often used to settle personal vendettas n land disputes.A few months ago a man walked into a shop, looked around n walked out. The shopkeeper gave him his visiting card n asked him to come back. But as he had not liked anything he just tossed the card in the bin. The shopkeeper pressed charges under the blasphemy law;since the shopkeepers name Mohammed was printed on it.People in pakistan are petrified to throw away wedding cards because they have the kalma printed on it~ Sherbanoo Tahseer Daughter of the assasinated Punjab Governor Salman Taseer.
When we sat down to look at the resource pool of dhamtari a 4 block district from various govt schemes; the figures were shocking... In the past 5 years we had got an allocation of 1100 crores. A whooping amount for all sectors.... But all the money is planned peicemeal and spent in piecemeal. All procedures prescribed are so goof. A perspective plan for five years n annual plans n decentralised integrated district plans are so catchy jargons ; but ultimately all the schemes are put in a platter n spent in a splatter.... So wat can be done....
Monday, June 6, 2011
Today is a sad day in my life , i had always felt that all rules are meant to be mixed and churned with goodwill and cheer, Had bent rules , interpreted them to benefit people, to push developmental works , all these days. this is the story of Basant, a bedridden man for the past so many years ......who was a victim to rules (outdated and applied with grit and blindness) Remembering HG Wells story All about a dog..
This is what he says about rules"Rules are made for the convenience and comfort of people at large. They are there for all to follow. Sometimes, though, it should be possible to ‘wink’ at a rule – to mix it with a little goodwill and cheer, especially if its strict application is bound to inconvenience a beautiful Pekinese dog"
Basant was a normal individual , a typical bachelor , funloving and enthusiastic till he met wth that fatal accident which threw him into a coma .... decapacitated from the neck to toes....basant realised he now was nothing more than a vegetable to be preserved forever ....As days passed the living soul within his body arose and basant started seeing life in a whole new perspective...He felt he should now search and find a meaning for his life.. Osho was a ready reckoner .He was filled with enormous love for everybody around, for life as a whole ... Something in him woke and he decided that he will start painting, A man who had not touched a color pencil or crayon for thirty years in life decided that he ll express all his love for life in art... He tried hard to move his fingers first...after months of effort , out of sheer willpower it worked , Basant could now move his thumb and index finger and then slowly with crippled hands HE STARTED PAINTING..........
With just a sheer passion to express himself , without any instructor, any painting teacher he started roughly expressing himself... And to everybodys amusement, this man turned out to be a genius... A painter by Natures design.... Day in and Day out his talent grew and with more confidence and more will power he slowly could now move his hands , move in a wheel chair with little assistance...Now Basant is a cheerfull man.... Though decapacitated below the neck region, he paints faster, better and is willing to take up painting classes for disabled children. His story is that of Sheer Human will power breaking all odds, conquering all barriers ...
Now it is my story...
after having heard about him , i went to meet him in his residence one sunny sunday, Moved by his spirits, I decided to help him, presented him with some painting material, talked to him for hours( which he loves more than any sarkaari assistance promised.. He just loves company ), I came back to browse for schemes and for a better sophisticated wheel chair for him which can help him stand up and paint, found 2 schemes
1.ADIP:http://socialjustice.nic.in/schemespro3.php#a1.Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase / Fitting of Aids and
But to my annoyance these schemes tended to provide very little
The main objective of the Scheme is to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable, sophisticated and scientifically manufactured, modern, standard aids and appliances that can promote their physical, social and psychological rehabilitation, by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential. The aids and appliances supplied under the Scheme must be ISI.
The quantum of assistance and income limit under the ADIP scheme is as follows:
|Total Income||Amount of Assistance|
We decided to apply for spl assistance under ADIP for a Power Standup Wheel chair.., which i felt would help Him STAND UP and PAINT.... standing up wheelchair provides people with spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, muscular atrophy, or polio to stand up
http://www.ottobock.in/cps/rde/xchg/ob_in_en/hs.xsl/22129.html.....This particular model seemed to fit basant..and the cost was around 8 lakhs...After sending the proposal we waited for five months and atlast the proposal was rejected..The grounds were that the financial limits of the scheme were only to provide elementary aids and not super instruments. The other scheme SCHEME OF NATIONAL AWARD FOR THE EMPOWERMENT OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES provides Rs.25,000/- in cash,a citation, a certificate and a metal medal.......
The other scheme District Diasabled Rehabilitation fund a whooping 8 crores whose interest is used to buy such supportive equipments has set clear financial limits for procuremnt, No exceptions, deviations, flexibility, discretion
:(... Lofty objectives and paltry sums.. Frustrating....
But Basant is as happy as he was still longing for another long chat over a cup of tea...He wants to sell his paintings and use the money to teach painting to children..., particularly children who are physically and mentally challenged....
This is an appeal to all my friends in facebook to have a look at Basant's paintings and if found worthy,buy them and support him to Stand up...Basant still wants to earn his power wheel chair and not get it out of charity... His paintings are hosted here for your perusal...... If u like them pls post ur response... Will then think abt some way to sell his paintings and other ways to muster money for basant to get a power wheel chair..If you have any suggestions pls do post me as to how to accomplish this...I really wanna find a way out for this sweet fella asap..... :(
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
இதுல காலக் கொடுமை என்னன்னா கிடைச்ச captive audience ச
இவங்க எப்படி எல்லாம் தன்னோட சுய தம்பட்டத்துக்கும் சுய பிரதாபத்துக்கும் பயன்படுத்திக்குவாங்கன்றதுக்கு ஒரு எல்லையே கிடையாது.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Have been watching Jab we met for the nth time , somehow the movie never appears boring or repetitive, The bubbly kareena who lived her character all through the movie and the improved and subtle Shahid ,the characters woven around their lives , the families of both, even the smallest of all characters The station master, The vendor at the railway station selling water , the taxi driver , the man at the reception counter of Hotel 'Decent' , the grandfather of geet u can go on listing............. After the impression of the superficial part of the movie vanes slowly the intent and depth of the movie baffles you....first the psyche of the lead cast . Shahid being a sad and serious person in life , Kareena being the bubbliest, happy go lucky ,non serious about anything and everything in life; live their life their way till there appears a closeness in their interaction and relationship. After their parting kareena's bubblyness inspires and influences shahid's psyche and brings a personality makeover in him , Similarly the non serious and happy kareena gets a shock in life and becomes sad and serious , there is a personality makeover in her too... though not influenced by shahid's . then comes the moment of meeting again and how two entirely different personalities get impressed and touched by each other is so lucidly depicted. Hats off to the screenplay- never do you feel the sequences illogical nor inconsequential to the personality of the lead cast.....
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
The thinker statue is a masterpiece of auguste rodin, This master pieces replica first came to my notice in the year 2005 when i was a probationer at the NADT Nagpur. Its a brilliant statue and till day stands as an icon of intellectual activity. The above replica(the fotograf boss) though is in no way equivalent to it can still be a striving intellectual , the smile says it all hahahahah....
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Friday, May 1, 2009
Like a dewdrop's last shine before the dawn
the worldly gaze of a sapling's root before the burial
the falling leaf's last touch with the stalk
the leisurely freefall of a shedded feather
the mountain's chillness of the last mile downroad.
To dissolve in a second in the infinite pages of the wind that turns and upturns life
In a pulse of ultimate acceptance
In a minute of diluted passion
When emotions face death after the freefall
In a moment of condition-less surrender
In a trance infinite and sweeping
In a second of wordless poetry
lemme pass away
like a dewdrop with a last shine before the dawn
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
All said and done The Election Commission of India is somehow the singlemost organisation in the Whole country which has utmost authority over the administrative hierarchy and can send shivers to any officer's already chilled bones.Also the kindof clarity they ve in the process and procedures and they way they work out even minor nitigrities is simply awesome.HATS OFF to this pillar of Indian election administrations, Indian elections inspite of being so masssive are better managed (no florida type experiences in 2004 elections and in UP elections too) and have to tried to instill such a confidence in the lay voters hearts .
Friday, September 5, 2008
எதிரெதிராய் வைக்கப்பட்டிருக்கும் முப்பட்டகங்கள் நீயும் நானும்,
மனங்களின் சுழற்சிக்குத் தக்கன முகங்களின் சுழற்சியும்
கட்டுகளற்ற அரவணைப்போடு தாய்முகம் ஒன்று
கைப்பிடித்துச் சமமாய்ப் பகிர்தல் செய்யும் தோழமை மற்றொன்று
இன்னொன்றில் தலைகோத மடிசாய்ந்து விரல்தேடும் குழந்தைமுகம்
அடிப்புறத்தே அனைத்தும் தாங்கி மூலாதாரமாய் ஒர் அன்பு முகம்
ஒளியின் சிதறலும் குவிதலும் சுழற்சியும்
அடியில் உராய்வும் சிராயப்புமாய்
செம்புலப்பெயல்நீர்போல் ஓடிக்கொண்டுதான் இருக்கிறது வாழ்க்கை .
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
The civil services to me is a long term goal and not one which can be achieved in a short time nor in few attempts(those who did are lucky!). So the choice of the optional subject should be such that it sustains your interest level for years together.(In my case I took 3 attempts to get into the IAS.)The second consideration should be the popularity of the optional subjects and the availability of materials and guidance.By popularity i speak about the system of proportional representation given by UPSC to the various subjects in selecting the candidates. For example if there are 3 lakh candidates appearing for preliminary and among botany is opted by 1000 and history by 20000, the probability of becoming one among the top 50 selected in botany is far less than becoming one among the top 5000 selected in history. By this the score necessary for getting through the screening exam will also be lesser,The popular options also have a fair availability of materials and guidance.
So the scientific way of selecting your optional subject would be (for those like me who would never learn from others and would not even give the opportunity of any trial and error to anyone else, hahaha
1. first buy a civil services planner, which will have the detailed syllabus of every optional subject.
2.shortlist 4 or 5 subjects which you find interesting and feel the syllabus is comfortable.
3.Buy one basic book for each of the subject shortlisted.(for example in history the basic book is an NCERT 10 th , 11th book, For public administration it will be a lakshmi kanth.)
4.Read few chapters in each shortlisted subject, Now you can shortlist atleast 3 among the shortlisted, based on your comfort levels in each of the text read.For those lucky ones who have the insights to pick one at this stage itself, a good salute , for the confused pls read next step.
5.Now To fish among the three find the old preliminary Qn. banks in the market , try and answer some questions from the chapters you've read i the three subjects shortlisted. Now this would put you in UPSC preparation perspective and help you better understand what is expected from the subjects, For many who consider certain subjects as fun reading (example again-History), the qns. asked would be an eyeopener.Seeing either the kind of memorising required or the kind of analytical approach required people have shifted their optional subjects.Now the next step is for people who still couldnot finalise.....
6.Blindly follow a good friends advice who is already a veteran in the preparation arena.
NOTE:BLOEDERS (BLOG + READERS) Throw more qns. to make me analyse and explain more in this complicated subject so that i squeeze somehing out of my otherwise volatile memory.