July 30, 2009
Having explained what an oxymoron is, these are my top 50 oxymorons... Enjoy!
50. Act naturally 49. Found missing 48. Resident alien 47. Advanced BASIC 46. Genuine imitation 45. Airline Food 44. Good grief 43. Same difference 42. Almost exactly 41. Government organization 40. Sanitary landfill 39. Alone together 38. Legally drunk 37. Silent scream 36. American history 35. Living dead 34. Small crowd 33. Business ethics 32. Soft rock 31. Butt Head 30. Military Intelligence 29. Software documentation 28. New York culture 27. New classic 26. Sweet sorrow 25. Childproof 24. "Now, then ..." 23. Synthetic natural gas 21. Passive aggression 20. Taped live 19. Clearly misunderstood 18. Peace force 17. Extinct Life 16. Temporary tax increase 15. Computer jock 14. Plastic glasses 13. Terribly pleased 12. Computer security 11. Political science 10. Tight slacks 9. Definite maybe 8. Pretty ugly 7. Twelve-ounce pound cake 6. Diet ice cream 5. Rap music 4. Working vacation 3. Exact estimate 2. Religious tolerance 1. Microsoft Works
July 29, 2009
July 22, 2009
July 14, 2009
But one individual who has been with this project right from day one to this day is a person I know personally well, who epitomises the word responsibility. While we embark on such huge projects, there are bound to be challenges of different kinds... from locals to donors... people who have done such projects will have similar experiences. But undaunted in his mission to run the school, he has taken the responsibility to keep the school running, growing in strength and adding new wings. I could feel his passion for the project when he said flatly, "The sky is the limit, there is unlimited potential here, for anyone who has an idea in shaping young minds". I could not agree with him more. I think education and quality education is what is going to help this country get over the poverty trap we are in. And I salute all indiviuals who work towards this in our country!
July 10, 2009
July 9, 2009
My Guru, H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar goes on to say that although its celebrated as the day of the Guru, its actually the day of the 'devotee':-).... HE very beautifully goes on to add that there are three kinds of people who go to a Master. One is a student goes to learn something, just as we go to school to study different subjects or go to a music college and learn to play a guitar. Second type is a disciple who goes to get something, either knowledge, wisdom, fulfilment of some desires. The thrid type is a devotee who wants nothing, neither knowledge nor enlightenment! He simply rejoices in the presence of the Master and is in complete joy with the divine!!
So beautiful, isn't it?? HE then adds that "Students are many, Disciples are few and Devotees are rare!! I would like to think of myself as a Devotee:-)
We had amazing celebrations in Chennai on this occasion and I will upload some of the pics when I get them.
July 3, 2009
I am no celebrity, nor an activist, nor an LGBT, but I am proud of this landmark judgement by the Delhi HC, doing away with a century old ruling. For a change, I am proud of the judiciary in our country to have taken this bold step forward. Usually, I have always found the judiciary opting for status quo when an archaic law has to be done with, and make way for new.. But I guess we have some good judges who take bold decisions. And come on, its not just sex that these people want, its about their everyday life.. They can't nominate each other on bank accounts, get property in their names, visas etc.. If two adults wish to spend their life together, why should anybody else have a problem?? Maybe the immediate family can have an opinion but certainly not religious heads!! For the life of me I cannot understand why these so-called religious leaders are up in arms against the scrapping of IPC 377... It simply makes no sense to me.. Can anybody please enlighten me?