Sunday, September 24, 2006

Great People,great work

These are the only words that can be used describe the work done by Muhammad Yunus and off late Vikram Akula.Great stories like should be face of newspapers more often than be buried in editorials. Here are some more interesting stories

1) SKS


3)Men behind Lalu

And,as I listen a bunch hooligans (no offence intended but sadly it seems to be the most appropriate word) dancing on ear-deafening music on the Mess rooftop,I wonder if I am making most of my life.

On a personal note Indore trip for PT quiz semifinals was great.Everything from journey to 4-star accommadation was great, but sadly everything except the quiz; even hate to call it a quiz.Haven't come across a format that undermines quizzing and intellectuality more than this one.I hope I refrain from participating in such quizzes in future.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Wary Neighbours

China,Pakistan,Myamnar,Srilanka and till most recently Nepal.Whats common to them?There are our neighbouring countries but at the same can be major sources of worry for us in future.No it isnt the Yossarian effect a but reality.Any country with an abysmal state of internal affairs or totalarian regimes is an obivious threat to its neighbours.

Military rule in pakistan can't lost forever,General Musharaf cannot live as long as Fidel Castro and after his death the its State affairs are bound run amok.

It's been more than a decade since LTTE has been fighting with the lankan government future I dont think is any peaceful.

China most interesting of them all will sooner later break down,this claim would surel need a post though.

Burma also has military regime , the government is also known as military junta.

Read this wonderful speech by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and this article about current state of affairs in Burma.Here are some parts of the speech I relished..

"It is not power that corrupts but fear. Fear of losing power corrupts those who wield it and fear of the scourge of power corrupts those who are subject to it."

Glass splinters, the smallest with its sharp, glinting power to defend itself against hands that try to crush, could be seen as a vivid symbol of the spark of courage that is an essential attribute of those who would free themselves from the grip of oppression.

Fearlessness may be a gift but perhaps more precious is the courage acquired through endeavour, courage that comes from cultivating the habit of refusing to let fear dictate one's actions, courage that could be described as 'grace under pressure' - grace which is renewed repeatedly in the face of harsh, unremitting pressure.