Sunday, August 22, 2010


A few days ago I received a message below

Grandma: am weak and old n might die any moment.. so before that happens I want you to inherit my farm,livestock etc…

Granddaughter: oh granny, I never knew about ur farm.. where is it by the way??

Grandma:On facebook!!!!

This is the extent to which most of us use a lot of social networking sites .

I was reading the article “CONNECTED BUT LOST” in august 22,2010 s issue of Sunday herald which made me think if we are really connected. My opinion would be No,we are not connected... All these modes of communication that has been an indication of technology improving has given us a superficial feeling of being in touch.

We share whats on our mind on these sites. But what do we really share. Most of us say about what we are doing ,something nice ,what we want to do etc.. Most of us don’t post whats on our mind when we are feeling low. Its then we realize we have lots of friends on these social networking sites, infact hundreds of them, but not one true friend around whom we can talk to,who can comfort us… One might post “am happy” but maynot be really happy about something that’s not happening in the right way. In short we get to know what they say but may never know what they feel and if they are true with what they are saying… Thing missing out here is attachment , understanding . As the author of the article I mentioned above says, at the end of the day its you and your computer staring at each other. Computers can only follow your orders not your thoughts and feelings.

Maybe advancement in technology has shrinked the world to what we today call a global village and its really nice that we have so many social networking sites to keep in touch forever. But lets not forget people around us. Let the culture of one-to-one conversation continue, let us be more humane. Lead a life that keeps family and friends connected with real intimacy and not just by virtual means.

When out of station on work or for any other matter we do see to it that we talk to family members on phone or via web or messages. But the joy of being back home to the people who understand you and talking to them is infinite

A cup of coffee with our loved ones will surely make us more happy than just saying wish we could meet up and have a cup of coffee:) Relations are at its best when you feel them and see them rather than just saying them:)

Sunday, July 25, 2010


The aroma of coffee, the blend of a whole lot of different spices like pepper, cardamom etc., hairpin bend roads with estates on either side, beautiful water falls…… a scenic beauty to the eyes . This is where I stay.There are so many other such beautiful places around.Mother nature has so much to offer us…. Lots of eyes watching its beauty , some to understand it and some to exploit it. I can say most of the people belong to the second category,afterall nature has so much wealth in it.

Having told about nature and its beauty, the question is ‘are these beautiful places still beautiful as they were ages back???’

A very sure answer is “NO”. :(:(

The next obvious question is ‘Why so??’

Ok… Now this question has so many answers. The human race started exploiting nature for their need . But today it is being exploited because of greed. The gap between need and greed has changed so much and its clearly visible today. The dwindling rain, the rising temperature , the endangered wild life are all evidences to show where we are leading to….a universe with a ozone hole,a world known for global warming…Yes this is where we are heading:(:(

Today resorts and homestays in hill stations charge thousands of rupees for a day’s stay. And people from cities are ready to afford it. Because they do not get such a stay amidst nature in cities. Infact these hill stations are also victims of globalization today:(:( Forget the resorts and homestays.. Whats happening to the agricultural areas,the estates??? Deforestation has left no forests and wild elephants have found themselves their home in these estates destroying the crop-the only hope for income for agriculturists. This elephant menace does not stop here.. It continues upto the level of taking away precious lives:(Sad indeed:(Even sad is to know that there is no answer to the question- who is listening to the plea of these agriculturists?:(:( The government is busy dealing with keeping their positions safe, while some are busy showing sympathy to the actors and actress who are hurt during shooting… The priceless lives lost due to elephant attacks are all going unnoticed:(:(

Cities have fared well in terms of technology and may be the rural areas have fallen back when it comes to the same. Cities are overpopulated with skyscrapers, AC malls and even AC apartments. But whats the point in it? When you step out into the streets you just have scorching heat and not the coolness of AC. You find people competing with you at every step, tension on everyone's face and nothing else. Instead in rural areas when you step out ,you can feel the coolness of the breeze, smiling faces… but these are all vanishing.. As said before the weather conditions ,the failing rain are all washing away this beauty of nature as well as the smiles on the faces of the people. This is indeed something to worry about:(:(:(

Everything happening today is a wake up call for us. Its high time we realize we need to save earth . If not things will turn out to be totally unpleasant :(:(Though nothing is reversible at this juncture ,we atleast can work now onwards keeping the safety of earth as a main concern :):) Else things will be different. Right now books have pictures of skyscrapers and we have nature around us. If we don’t wake up ,future books will have pictures of nature and we will have skyscrapers around. Sounds weird indeed ,but that’s what will happen…. Think about it…

Our town has now completely banned the usage of plastics. Your seen using one, you are asked to pay fine. Atleast to save money people will not go for it;) Atleast that way one can contribute:):) Little things put together will one day make a huge difference:):)

Think , contribute and save:):):) We have a beautiful world:):)