Thursday, October 30, 2008

POOR and RICH

Read the following-

"" NEW YORK, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The old saying holds true: The rich do get richer.

Even as world financial markets broke down last year, personal wealth around the world grew 5 percent to $109.5 trillion, according to a global wealth report released on Thursday by Boston Consulting Group.

It was the sixth consecutive year of expanding wealth. The fastest growth was among households in developing regions, such as China and the Gulf States and among families who were already rich.

That wealth also is increasingly concentrated among the richest.

The top 1 percent of all households owned 35 percent of the world's wealth last year. Meanwhile, the top 0.001 percent, ultra-rich households holding at least $5 million in assets, commanded $21 trillion -- a fifth of the world's wealth. ""

Lets do our best to fill this growing gap between poor and rich. Here are some ways to donate to poor and really really needy people :-

1. Go on websites like Worldvision.com, Giveindia.org, or Cry.org and donate online
2. Go to World Vision India and sponsor a poor child in as less as Rs 600/- per month.
3. Revert back to Social service organizations who contact you and donate cash.
3. Do not indulge in luxury, that itself is indirect help to the poor.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Evil practice in the name of gods

evil practice in the name of gods
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Hindu rituals which have no scientific proof for their results are still practiced at different places of India. I got to see one such ritual at my own parental village in Uttranchal. It is called a 'jagar'... Jagars are done in the name of pleasing the demigods. People there think that each community or caste has their own demigod(s) that takes care of that particular sub-society! So each caste's people have their own temples and their own demigods.

The rituals are still practiced but as people go more aware day by day, many of them know that it usually has no such effects. Women are still the victim of ignorance and the men have now become victim of their own foolishness by conducting such rituals. They are reluctant to accept their past mistakes. Men there smoke 'ganja'- or the local form of drugs in communities and dance when they're out, all in the name of God. Few men in the village who are otherwise purposeless and job-less argue in its favor, and tell people to believe this for the fear of God.

It was a pity to see some people to fake this stuff and others just being ignorant of the truth. I told people around me that i don't believe it and just walked out of there... its hard to fight some established practice like that without having power of legitimacy. Even authorities prefer not to interfere in peoples works and beliefs.

The youngsters and children of village seem to just accept it as is, and do not want to fight against it. I felt sorry and powerless. Later i thought about the importance of moral education in life, and educating youngsters about this, so that the next generation doesn't do it anymore.

My philosophy

I am a computer engineer. I rely on logic. Non-logical things don't go well with me.

Dharma should be logical. Dharma is particular for every being. It is his/her thinking and understanding of what is right or wrong for himself. The essence of dharma is to draw some boundaries and to preach to followers to stay within. Dharma retains discipline and ethics in the society.

When everyone's dharma would be logical, the world would become a better place.

I think because science is logical, so God(creator of science) also must be logical.

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ME: intelligent yet dumb, demotivated but passionate, impatient yet a lot of patience inside, busy minded yet blank at the same time, loving my self and hating me at the same time, trying to climb the ladder of hope