Saturday, October 16, 2010

Blog Action Day - Save Water

Right now, almost a billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. That’s one in eight of us. And the number is just going on increasing. 
In developing countries the number of people go without water is just alarming. Most of the people just lack services of basic sanitation and drinking water. Water has been a major issue for violence and misconduct in many parts of the world. In Africa, there have been lot of killings in the name of supplying water.
There are also lots of epidemics across India and also other developing countries. Cholera, Dysentery, Hepatitis A, the list goes on. Children are more susceptible to these gastrointestinal diseases. It is one of the leading causes of mortality in children. 
The Ocean and other water bodies are being polluted with industrial waste and human waste across the world. Its harmful not only to the fauna and animal life but also to we humans who are drinking it. So pollution of water body has become a thwarting issue not only for human welfare but also for environmental and animal welfare. 
Saving water starts at home. There are lot of states coming up with innovative ideas for rain water harvesting. There are specialised equipments available to store and use the rain water as a major water source across houses. 
On an average we use about 300-400 litres of water/day . Isn't it alarming? Out of it if u take out even 2-3 litres of water daily, it could supply drinking water for atleast 2 children.
Make it a pledge for tomorrow, to save water, it might be only a litre, but that 1 litre can quench the thirst of an old man living in the streets. 
Things that can be done to save water at home : 

1. While you are using water for hand wash, brushing, a shave, don't let the tap water running, open it only when required.
2. Instead of taking bath under the shower daily, at least twice a week, use water from a bucket for taking bath.
3. People at home can start harvesting rain water in a small reservoir, and use this rain water for gardening,washing cars and stuff. To know more about it, click here
4. While moving out of your home, check whether all taps are closed, and there is no leakage from taps. 
5. While washing utensils, don't let the water keep running from tap, use it as required
6. There are many more small things one can do to save water.

But, water moves beyond just a human rights issue. It’s an environmental issue, an animal welfare issue, a sustainability issue. Water is a global issue, deserving a global conversation. 

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Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Birthday 10-10-10

Had an awesome bday this time in mumbai
This birthday was special, the date read 10-10-10 and at 10.10 hrs, my mom wished me and my twin bro on our birthday.
I wanted it to be somewhat special,
Well the best i could make out of it. was to celebrate it with my family. So had come down to aamchi mumbai. Had an awesome saturday nite party with all my 'POWAI PALS' folks. As usual the guys were all charged up to dance n drink. and the gals were as always looking beautiful, with some specially invited girls too:)
All my good ol friends, got a cake, we cut it n gulped in a bottle of beer. With spirits flowing, music blowing, temperatures rising with all the beautiful gals, dancing was just an automatic movement of the body for us:)
So had a great party till 4am, couldn't ask for more.
As the day went on, i spent most of the time with my family, and had nice quiet lunch outside. Was great to spend time with my family after long time. Nothing like it.
And at nite, caught up with all my chuddi buddies from school. Best part is we never get bored of all those old school jokes. its still so much fun. All that imitations, and incidents, we still dont get tired of it.. :)
All in all It was a great bday. Hope to have more like these ones...
Thank you Amma, Appa, Shri, Satya, and all My buddies..
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Monday, October 04, 2010

Bangalore IndiBlogger Meet #indiblr

Hey yo, october the 3rd is the day
No it ain't Bapu's bday
Bangalore today was Indiblogger Day!!
journey started, boarded 335E
shook the hand wid yogi ji
enter the world of bloggers sea
welcomed by the beau 'Crazy' G
Al the indi homies were up der
Anwin, Bala, Noop dawg.
And der were Rennie, karthik, n vineet
Hitesh, Mohan, Tavish and RCB fan
No der wasnt ny Plan..
tweet tweet tweet from the bloggers' clan
30 secs of fame, aint one easy game
Spare the pain, down to 15 secs of the same.
then der was writing on the wall
this aint any ordinary wall
With all those comments and kicking
kinda felt so high, smiling widout a sigh !!
der were samosas and sandwiches
filled our tummies widout much glitches
Though left our throats dry
seeking for those unconditional pry
Ended wid those coveted tees
Wid lovely indiblogger plea.
And as all said goodbye ..
But friends this aint the end..
Coz der is a blogger meet at every bend..

P.S  - just an attempt to cover the blogger meet differently..  If i hurt any1s sentiments, i apologize ..
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