Showing posts from January, 2009

What Would We Do If We Cared More For Indian Poor?

This article is another way of reacting to the movie 'Slumdog Millionnaire'. I fail to understand why people cant take it as what it is - a movie... and associate it with India and lifestyle in India. Movies rarely depict the true scene, else one should believe that US is a place where people are chased and killed by Terminators, abducted and eaten by Aliens and Predators, and chasig and firing on road among gang members or police and crinimals is a common occurance.
However, this article does shed some light on what we can do for the poor in India. Here goes: (Details about actual author are mentioned at the end of the post)
Close on the heels ofSlumdog Millionaire, Dean Nelson, the Telegraph’s South Asia editor who is based in Delhi, asks a very pertinent question: Why doesn’t India care more for its poor? Dean’s question assumes that Indians don’t care for India’s poor as much as they ought to. I think that there is a great deal of truth in this question. I believe that India…

Towards a greener campus

Over the last year and a half, I have often asked our batch-mates about how we can make our campus greener. The answers have varied from “We already have enough of plants and wild life on campus” to “we have lots of wasted space where more trees can be planted” to “we need to reduce littering and have more dust bins etc placed at different locations within the campus”. But these are very limited view of being green.In today’s parlance, being green does not just mean having or planting lots of trees. In layman’s terms, “going green” refers to individual action that a person can consciously take to curb harmful effects on the environment through consumer habits, behavior, and lifestyle. An individual’s impact on environment can now be calculated easily using simple tools available on the net. The unit of measurement is carbon units.With such a definition in mind, I think our campus can be greener – a lot greener.Without even our realizing it, a lot of wastage takes place on our campus. …