Monday, August 27, 2012

Click!!


Whoosh. The sound of a camera exhaling. "Click" In few snaps its ending up stealing a memory. Or saving it!! For Forever. Magical :)

Photography is the art of being invisible. When one silently rush into another's life - and seizes a moment (a moment of ecstasy; a second of agony). It is like being an artist who paints the canvas with crimson or lilac or rose pink or bottle green; or  black and white or murky grey. Photograph is this imagination of the clickers!

I am an inquisitive admirer of nature and travel in search of the scenic beauty in order to boost up the photographer in me. I dabble in a variety of subjects from art to wildlife, from cities to villages. I passionately chase these themes to capture the world from my eyes!

"A picture speaks a thousand words". Lets share some of my CLICKS!!















Monday, August 20, 2012

"Quit Coal, Save Forest: Greenpeace India"


This Blog Post is dedicated to Greenpeace India. This is such a small step I m taking to conserve our forest, I hope it will help! Thank you Ignatius Thekaekara for giving me all the information required!

Ecosystem disturbance is an event or series of events that is harmful for every single organisms and their habitat. Ecosystem disturbance caused due to mining is an inevitable fall out of industrialization and modern civilization. Forest Degradation is the biggest example of Ecosystem disturbance and is a matter of serious concern. Forest degradation, qualitative loss of species neglecting the natural resource is continue. Immediate action is needed for rehabilitation and intensive protection of natural forests.


(2nd image is today's reality)

Greenpeace India is organizing a campaign which create awareness about how coal mining in Central India destroys forests, endangered species and precious flora. It also causes severe other environmental damage like air and water pollution and increases carbon emissions. If we can control the mining, we can conserve vital resources 

The new website  http://www.junglistan.org/act?splash=1  created by Greenpeaceon 19th July 2012, asking people to sign a petition asking PM to stop coal mining in forest areas, has already got more than 35,000 signatures from web users.



Greenpeace India: Most of the forest areas slated for coal mining expansion in central India are habitat for tigers, leopards, and, in a few cases, elephants. Mining has already disrupted elephant and tiger corridors as well as habitats in Central India.

Is there any alternative: Yes there is,

1. Sustainable use of Coal Reserve
2. Renewable energy resources like Solar or Wind Power should use efficiently
3. Social Forestry is another positive step

Forest Policy says we should have at least (Minimum) 33% forest cover per total land area which is in present level is only 19.27% left (that too in gov. book actually it is less then 13%).





Mugdha Says: Sustainable development and public awareness are the only panacea to restore the beauty of nature and to steer clear of further deterioration of the environment. (Read the full paper at http://www.upsbdb.org/pdf/Souvenir2010/19.pdf)

This is a request: Please sign the petition and spread the words... We are dependent on our natural resources, DON'T LET IT DESTROY! "WITH GREENPEACE INDIA"

SIGN HERE
http://www.junglistan.org/act?splash=1





Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Happy Independence Day India..

Independence day is a good time to examine who we are and how we got here. Independence a Precious gift of God. May We Always Remain Independent. A Very Happy Independence Day To everyone :) :)


15th August, is celebrated as Independence Day in India. This is the day of pride and glory for all the people of the country and is celebrated with great enthusiasm throughout India.
India is the country with a rich historical and cultural background. This day marks the end of the british rule and is a day of the re-birth for the nation. Every year Independence Day is celebrated with great joy by all the proud Indians throughout the country. We Indians celebrate this day for being part of such a glorious nation with lots of passion in their hearts.


On this day we pay tribute to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their precious lives to free our country from the British rule for the betterment of the country. Give our respect for the brave soldiers who fight for the country and spread the wave of patriotism throughout India.


Various formal events are conducted throughout the country. Various cultural programs are held. Prime Minister of India unfurls the National Flag followed by a speech at the Red Fort in Delhi. School children also participate actively on this day. People sing patriotic songs and march-pasts are done by defense cadets and students. The sky filled with countless colorful kites flown from rooftops.


A day that has India honoring her brightest heroes who laid down their lives, as India celebrates her Independence Day, may we also not forget those hundreds of unsung men and women from all over India who joined hands and fought in unity to achieve India’s freedom.

“Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge... At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India 
will awake to life and freedom.”

Jawaharlal Nehru



Thursday, August 9, 2012

LIFE: Handle with CARE


The tendency of life in our society, has become more complicated: Internet, television, shopping, work, family commitments, possessions, eating, debt, .... meetings and celebrations!! These things pile on top of each other endlessly.

Our days have a limited capacity, and we can only do a little much, handling so many tasks and possessions and social commitments, together can be pretty tedious, but then we set limits for our self, two days for assignments and four days for filing and stuff... those limits means we stressed out till our breaking points.

It takes a bit of conscious effort to simplify things, but it’s one of the greatest things that anyone should master to enjoy ‘life’.

Simplify everything... That might sound hard, but with practice it’s actually fairly easy, and leads to a quiet, content, lovely life full of space for so many things you can do and live to the hilt.

So how do you simplify your life?

1.Get rid off virtual world for at least 2 hours in a day...
The Internet and cell phones are  amazing, but always being connected means you’re always pulled in a thousand directions at once. It’s hard to focus, hard to connect with others, hard to get out into nature and be active. So schedule some time every day for disconnection: maybe a block in the morning where you'll spend time with nature may be during a quick morning walk, and a block in the evening when you need a little amount of  rest after the whole day work out!! Give yourself a little time every day :)


2. Make yourself free from unnecessary commitments...
List your commitments, and eliminate some or at least postpone! It’s a simple matter of making a call or sending an email explaining that you can’t do the commitment. Trust me, they’ll find a way to live without you.

You’ll start to free up time for what’s more important to you.

3.Start to share possessions...
Find 5 things in a week or two to donate or give to friends. Or clear an entire shelf or counter-top, leaving only the things you actually use, getting rid of the rest. Slowly your possessions will be simplified to just the essentials.



4.Ban unnecessary shopping...
You can do this (trust me being a girl its not easy for me either). Don’t buy anything except the essential. If you think you really need it, put it on a list to be evaluated after a few days. Rush shopping is devil's shopping ;) :p

5.Pause before moving to the next...
When you’re done with anything, get in the habit of pausing before moving onto the next thing, For example, ... Put your clothes where they belong. Put your keys in one spot.
Clean the sink before you leave it. This simple habit will keep you organized and systematic.


6.Effective time management...
What’s most important to you??  Reading novels? Cooking, gardening, crafts, carpentry? Make time for anything you love..
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7.Get outdoors once a day...
Too often we are stuck at a desk or on the couch. Go outside, take a walk, enjoy the fresh air and sunshine (or rain or fog depends upon the weather).. Play some sports.. These simple activities will change your life.

 :) :) Smile :) :)
(I don't want to number this activity... this you should practice all day long)
Be pleasant. If you want to enjoy the life, one has to be approachable and amiable. Give smile and they'll give you back! Enjoy the show of life!!


Life is a journey. It has to be fun filled to be fulfilled. So, make it simple to experience a wonderful journey.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Happy Friendship Day....


A friend is a push when you have stopped, a chat when you are lonely, a guide when you are searching, a smile when you are sad, and a song when you are glad!!!

And the day arrives again! Friendship Day, celebrated every year on the first Sunday of August. It is the ideal day to stop for a moment and think if we have been taking our friendships for granted in our fast paced lives. It’s a time when we rethink and realign our priorities. It’s a day to spend some time with the most special people in your life.

It is a day to cherish the friendship of your loved ones and acknowledge them for the same. We always have that one friend, who is closer than anybody else. No amount of friendship bands would ever be able to mark the place a close friend holds for us.

There is only one message to put across, don’t let your friend feel ignored. Tell them you are there, tell them you care! Let’s not just limit the celebration on a single day to mark the value of your friend. Friendships are the most precious jewels to treasure, treat them as such.

You've been there for me
through the good times and bad
I know I can count on you
to be there when I'm sad

Life without you
just wouldn't be right
I wouldn't be able to get through
each day and night

When I've had a bad day
I know that you're only a call away
When life takes that crazy turn
You are always there to help me learn

We've had so many good times together
I know we'll be best friends forever
No matter where we are
I know we'll never be too far


Friendship Band: Friendship bracelets or band are not mere pieces of intertwined thread. If given to a special person, it is a symbol of loyalty and trust that you bestow upon that person. It represents you, the giver to the receiver. It reminds the receiver that they have friends that they can count on in times of trouble.


friendship is not just the name of an ordinary feeling. but it is the name of the feelings of understanding, honesty and frankness between two persons. and these feelings keep the two very special persons bounded together... :)



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Blackout in India: How Many People Actually Have Power?


The blackout that India experienced 2 days ago took place across an area where some 680 million people live – almost 10% of the world’s population. The number of powerless Indians suffer with stranded trains, unresponsive ATMs, and dark traffic lights abounding, it's been an unprecedented disaster!

But it’s probably fair to say that tens of millions in that region may not actually have noticed they were experiencing the blackout that people across the globe were reading about.



Several news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, noted that according to the most recent Census data, a third of households in India still don’t have electricity. In India, though, where some of the country’s least developed states are located, the percentage of households without power is substantially higher.

Although the area that experienced the blackout includes some of India’s largest states, like Uttar Pradesh with nearly 200 million people, and Bihar, with almost 100 million residents, there are also some of the areas where people have the least access to electricity. Only 36.8% of households in UP and 16.4% of households in Bihar say they have electricity.

By contrast, southern Indian states across the board provide a much larger share of their citizens with electricity — in every single one of these states access to electricity is above 90%. The lowest figure in the south is for Karnataka, where 90.6% of the state’s more than 100 million people have electricity.

Across the northern and eastern regions of India, only about 323 million people –-– experienced "the blackout". For the rest, it was darkness as usual (metaphorically speaking, of course, since the blackout began at lunchtime).

So much for “Power for All” by 2012, a target formally announced by India’s power ministry in 2003.

Mugdha Says: India has vast rural populations that have limited access to electricity. The Solar Mission is needed which can provide more reliable sources of power to those citizens who didn't know the meaning of illuminated nights... while reducing energy cost, decreasing reliance on coal, and ameliorating the consequences of India’s economic growth in better environmental aspect as well.