Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rahul magic

After the IPL drama, Rahul Gandhi visited Mumbai. I think there is nothing great about it.
The good news is that India might just be on the verge of a huge revolution. A youth revoultion.
Are we all not tired of seeing ailing politicians?
Rahul Gandhi, probably the most charismatic Indian politician after his dad Rajiv Gandhi is a whiff of fresh air. It is not an exaggeration when people call him the crown prince of India.
However, I think Rahul has good intentions. It is not easy to travel by local trains, meet the aam aadmi and give them hope when your dad and grandma have been assasinated in public.
Also,  the fact that he is doing it in non-election time is very big deal.I have this strong gut feeling that India is moving towards greatness.Rahul is doing a good job by trying to connect with
Common man and more importatntly the youth of our nation.
Let us hope for the best.
More on this in my next post.
God Bless!
DISCLAIMER:  I am NOT a Congress Supporter/Gandhi family fan/Rahul Gandhi fan.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dharti Pe Bhoj

The title in Hindi can be literally translated as “Burden on the earth”. You guessed it wrong, I am not swearing at anyone. This write up aims to share an important concept which I learnt about recently, namely, ‘ecological footprint’.
The ecological footprint is a measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate. It represents the amount of biologically productive land and sea area needed to regenerate the resources a human population consumes and to absorb and render harmless the corresponding waste.
Using this assessment, it is possible to estimate how much of the Earth (or how many planet Earths) it would take to support humanity if everybody lived a given lifestyle.
Now, you might just be wondering how this applies to you.
Well, instead of writing further about “how YOU can know as to how much of a ‘Dharti Pe Bhoj’ you are”, I would very strongly suggest you do a little bit of research on the internet and find out for yourselves.The findings will surely be an eye opener.