Friday, April 22, 2011

Earth Day 2011

April 22nd: Earth day

The date has not been randomly chosen: every April 22nd, it is the International Earth day.

Invented by the American Senator Gaylord Nelson and originally intended to mobilize people on environmental actions, this event occurred for the first time on April 22nd, 1970. Primarily, students mobilized local communities on environmental projects.

Today, the Earth day is the most popular and biggest amongst other similar events in the world. It is celebrated in 184 participating countries by more than 500 million people.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Charles Spencer Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin with M.K.Gandhi

Tomorrow is Charles Spencer Chaplin's 122nd Birthday.

Needless to explain, he is well-known for his silent movies in the first half of 1900's. His satire, mime and slapstick comedies has inspired, provoked and triggered many generations and still continues to do so.

A great artist of all time!!!

To know more about Charles Chaplin Click here

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Anna Hazare and India's second war of Independence

Looks like the veteran freedom fighter Anna (Anna Hazare) has kick started the ‘second war of independence’ at the right time. Let’s join hands for a good cause to build a better, corrupt-free India.

Jan Lokpal Bill is a draft anti-corruption bill which seeks Jan Lokpal an dependent body to investigate corruption cases in India.

This bill is drafted by Santosh Hegde (Lokayukta of Karnataka), Arvind Kejriwal (social activist) and Prashant Bhushan (Supreme Court Advocate).

This bill, if put to practice, ensures that any corrupt politician/bearcat will be prosecuted directly by the Lokpal even without Government intervention. The culprits will be sentenced within a year and makes sure the disproportionate evil wealth one accumulated will be confiscated.

The best part here is the Lokpal head is chosen by Judges and representatives of civil society and hence a corrupt officer heading this body is ruled out.

Anna needs support from like minded youth of this nation. Anna is already getting enough attention and support from the likes of retired IPS officer Kiran Bedi, Swami Agnivesh, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Mallika Sarabhai, Amir Khan and counting.......What are you doing????

Jai Hind!

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World Cup Cricket 2011

Congrats India for bringing back home the world cup after 28 years!!!

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Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.