Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Apple iPad second generation event


Finally! The most anticipated news came out just minutes before to me and to all the apple fans. Yay! Can't wait for the apple event on March 2nd. Come on Mr.Steve! I can't wait to hold your beautiful product, bring it on Steve. Apple rocks. My long wait comes to an end. And yes, this is going to be my first apple product. I am so proud to be an Apple fan. I love, love apple soooo much. And to all other tablet PC, watch out guys Apple iPad 2 is on its way. Woohoo! I am super excited today.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

No one killed Jessica

A movie I watched this weekend and realized the power of media in India. This is a true story of a girl's murder by an Indian politician's son and with power they fabricated the evidences and as he walked out free of any charge that's when the media jumped to the driving seat and took the story to the next level. This is the very reason I want media to act promptly to bring the truth to the public. Media plays a prominent role to bring such incidences to public and to help unveil the truth so that people behind such crime should be brought to justice.

Many a times we don't seem to understand that what had happened to this girl (Jessica Lal) might happen to any of us if we don't show these people a lesson. As the whole Indian cinema in general is looked as Bollywood alone for any outsiders, it's high time Bollywood has to come up with more such stories, more bold stories so that many faces of India comes to limelight and for also it could pay way to other Indian regions to come up with more true stories. Many thanks to Tehelka and NDTV for bringing this shameful act of an Indian politician and his so called damn power. It took 18 days to bring freedom in Egypt, if they could do it I am sure Indian people could teach these politician a hard lesson. Could India create another freedom fight against it's own people? India certainly needs some kind of revolution against these political leaders and their dirty corruption. It's getting very ugly day by day.

Go watch the movie if you want the version of this story in big screen or else watch the real version in youtube, you will know how they bribed and fabricated the evidences initially.

RIP Jessica.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Home Project

 We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. The stakes are high for us and our children. Everyone should take part in the effort, and HOME has been conceived to take a message of mobilization out to every human being. For this purpose, HOME needs to be free. A patron, the PPR Group, made this possible. EuropaCorp, the distributor, also pledged not to make any profit because Home is a non-profit film. HOME has been made for you : share it! And act for the planet.

Yann Arthus-Bertrand, GoodPlanet Fundation President

The best gift we could pass on to our next generation is certainly not our wealth but our priceless natural resources. At least in some part of the world they have realized the importance of preserving the nature. There has been lots of changes in weather condition in every country nowadays, reason being global warming. We have already caused enough damage to our planet, we really need to act sensibly at least from now on. If you could spend an hour and half hour time in your "busy" life, please watch the full video here for our own good. This video is the first film which has been made using aerial only footage taken over fifty countries. Take a look at our nature and the damage we have caused to it in this exceptional video, a must watch.

This reminds me of an incident, couple of weeks before I happened to watch a kid around four years of age who came to her mother and asked, "Mom, where should this trash go? Trash bin or Recycle bin? " And her mom replied, "This is not recyclable. So put it in the Trash bin"

I felt happy at least in some part of the world they really care about these things. We have looted the planet mindlessly. Please join hands to save our own planet. Our initiative will help to save our planet and that has to come from every home.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paulo Coelho Quotes

Just one book "The Alchemist" from this Brazilian author made me to follow him at regular intervals. Personally I like his thoughts and that's the main reason I want to post it here in my blog from time to time. Don't get fed up of it as you see quiet often here.

It is easy to be a hater. Go for the difficult task: be a lover.
   

You can't avoid pain, but you can choose to overcome it.
    

Each tear carries a hidden message of joy or sorrow.
   

Peace begins with understanding. But I believe love may begin with conflicts.
   

Love is joy. Don't convince yourself that suffering is part of it.   

What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition.
   

You are free, but you have to choose. An open oven bakes no bread.   

To say "no" is not a sin. To say "yes" is not a virtue. Beware: time goes by and regrets may be lethal.
   

Don’t allow society to transform you into someone you are not. If you r not following your dream, STOP.
    

You are not defeated when you lose. You are defeated when you quit.
    

What other people think of you is none of your business.
    

We're allowed to make a lot of mistakes, except the mistake that destroys us.
   

I'm proud of the scars in my soul. They remind me that I have an intense life.
    

Don't be someone that searches, finds, and then runs away.
    

Life is a journey. How we travel is really up to us. We can just flow with the tide or follow our own dreams.

Waiting is painful. Forgetting is painful. But not knowing which to do is the worse kind of suffering.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Uncontacted Tribes

Happened to read an article about these people, title being: "Astonishing new photos of one of the world's last uncontacted tribes" and more than once I felt emotional reading about these people and the kind of struggle they encounter in the present scenario. Here are a few glimpse of what I read... (please, please read or watch the video)

Uncontacted tribes are people who have no peaceful contact with anyone in the mainstream or dominant society. There are about 100 uncontacted tribes in the world. New photos obtained (on 31st January 2011) by Survival International show uncontacted Indians in never-seen-before detail. The Indians are living in Brazil, near the Peruvian border. The tribe’s survival is in serious jeopardy as an influx of illegal loggers invades the Peru side of the border.

Although most invasions of uncontacted tribes’ lands are prompted by the desire of loggers, oil companies, cattle ranchers and so forth to take the tribes’ lands and resources, governments sometimes try to make contact for their own reasons. In Brazil, the Indian affairs department FUNAIOne of this unit’s most extraordinary contacts took place in a remote corner of Brazil’s Amazon on 15 October 1996. After months of watching and waiting, a small group of Korubo Indians overcame their fear and slowly emerged from the forest to meet the FUNAI team. The tension of this historic first moment was captured on film by Sydney Possuelo, the head of the FUNAI has long had a small unit responsible for initiating contact, as a last resort, with remote peoples who are at imminent risk of an uncontrolled and possibly disastrous collision with the outside world. unit. Unlike so many other first contacts, this initial encounter was peaceful, and no Korubo died as a result. The constant incursions of outsiders meant they constantly had to move camp. Each sudden move meant the loss of the crops they had planted, and often their precious possessions such as cooking pots and tools.

"We ran from one place to another. It looked like the bulldozer was following us. I had to leave my tools, my bow, my rope to run faster. At last, the bulldozer left in another direction. When I realised that the bulldozer had gone in another direction, I found a trunk with a beehive in it, and I took the honey. We thought that the bulldozer could see us. We had planted many crops in the garden [melon, beans, pumpkin and corn] because it was summer time. We thought that the bulldozer had seen our garden and came to eat the fruit – and to eat us too. The bulldozer opened a path up right beside our garden, that’s why we were so scared of it. We have always seen airplanes, but we did not know that it was something useful of the coj├▒one [white people, literally strange people]. We also saw long clouds behind the plane which frightened us, because we thought that something might fall on us. When we saw these big planes with this white smoke behind, we thought they were stars.’
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One of the Murunahua survivors, Jorge, who lost an eye during first contact, told a Survival researcher, "The disease came when the loggers made contact with us, although we didn’t know what a cold was then. The disease killed us. Half of us died. My aunt died, my nephew died. Half of my people died."
The Jarawa tribe of the Andaman islands saw their land split in two when the islands administration built a highway through their territory. It is now the principal road through the islands. There is not only a constant stream of settlers travelling in buses and taxis, but the road acts as a conduit for tourists, and for poachers targeting the Jarawa’s reserve (which, unlike the rest of the islands, is still covered in rainforest). Jarawa children are often seen by the side of the road, and there is some evidence of the sexual exploitation of Jarawa women.

The most isolated tribes in the world: Perhaps no people on Earth remain more genuinely isolated than the Sentinelese. They are thought to be directly descended from the first human populations to emerge from Africa, and have probably lived in the Andaman Islands for up to 55,000 years. The fact that their language is so different even from other Andaman islanders suggests that they have had little contact with other people for thousands of years. In the days after the cataclysmic tsunami of 2004, as the full scale of the destruction and horror wreaked upon the islands of the Indian Ocean became apparent, the fate of the tribal peoples of the Andaman Islands remained a mystery. Yet when a helicopter flew low over the island, a Sentinelese man rushed out on to the beach, aiming his arrow at the pilot in a gesture that clearly said, ‘We don’t want you here’. Alone of the tens of millions of people affected by the disaster, the Sentinelese needed no help from anyone.

Outsiders view on Uncontacted tribes:
‘You could smell where they [the Jarawa] had stood. They smell so bad, don’t clean themselves. We have to go into the forest for cane and leaves. We take dogs, they go ahead and if they smell Jarawa they come running back.’ - Andaman islands colonist, India

‘Indians are worse than animals. They’re not even good to eat.’- Brazilian rancher
‘If I was in authority, I would exterminate all the Yanomami. I would leave one alive to exhibit to the public in a zoo.’ - Brazilian hotel owner

Courtesy: www.uncontactedtribes.org

I wonder we hear, see, tolerate all these and many more and we call it "Civilization". You know, we all live a very pathetic life as we could not able to save our own mankind. Why are we becoming more and more shrewd in life? Are we not supposed to show humanity? Where are we heading towards?

God, please please save this innocent people from these so called civilized people. What a pathetic prayer this is!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Good Time - Line Dance


 A country song, I liked it from this GE commercial and then with little help from Google I found out this amazing country song by Alan Jackson. With over 200 dancers and two days of rehearsals they tried for the world's longest line dance but unfortunately they didn't make it. It's well worth the effort. And the lyrics of this song goes this way...

Work, work all week long
Punchin’ that clock from dusk till dawn.
Countin’ the days till Friday night
That’s when all the conditions are right.
For a good time
I need a good time.

Yea, I’ve been workin’ all week
And I’m tired and I don’t wanna sleep
I wanna have fun
It’s time for a good time
...


Jenny Cain, the choreographer of the song tells an interesting incident while filming the song...

In the video, you will see a clip of a woman in a purple shirt coming into the farmers market. This lady was not part of the cast and had no idea what we were doing ... but she decided on her own to jump in the line and began to pick up the dance. Fortunately, we got it all on film! It was perfect.

A good song with some nice steps, don't miss it. Have a good time dancing to the tune.