My Power Quote !

A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Sunday, April 29, 2012

BOW DOWN BEFORE YOU MOTHER !

We have seen some film personalities for whom temples have been built in their honour like Mumta Kulkarni (Hindi actress of yesteryears who also worked in South Indian films) and Kushboo (South Indian heroine of yesteryears ). It reflects how the film personalities are treated simply not like semi-gods, but Full Gods !

But the story of Krishnaiah, a retired bank manager from Sidapur in Karimnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, India is same except to the point that the person who drove him to build a temple is his own mother. He built a temple of his mother in his own land, by spending Rs. 3 lakhs and now doing daily ritual to the idol, certainly a commanding act of rarity !

CURING THE PATIENTS IN HIS OWN WAY

Sometimes, inspiration comes from unexpected quarters.

My hero of inspiration today is this middle aged person : Rama Brahmam of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh who harnessed the technology for a social cause.

He is a clerk in the Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences at Hyderabad dealing with the reimbursement of medical claims of govt. servants referred to NIMS from different corners of State. Tired of hearing the agonies of countless patients who walk through his office to know the status of their claims, he coined the idea of creating a blog in the year 2008 (which the Google is offering as a free service by which anybody with a google email can create a blog or web Log) to serve those people by putting the status of their medical claims and other related information online. Since then he helped around 18 lakh families.

The dedication with which he is doing it is really marvellous. When he is unable to go to office on any day, he uses to send his son to office to get the

Saturday, April 21, 2012

COMMUNITY LIFE LACKS IN DELHI

 
It's been close to three years in Luyten’s 'Delhi, but no community life here. Difficult to digest but a telling reality. The daily grind of hustle bustle city life leaves little time to have an interactive community life.

After being sickened with such frantic routine, came a day filled with joy, and the occasion was Annual Day of our Residents' Welfare Association. My second daughter Sravani stood 3rd in 100 mtrs running race conducted on that occasion. An invitation to participate in the prize-giving ceremony followed by contributory dinner  paused me   to decide. After mulling over it, I gave my nod to test the waters.

Monday, April 02, 2012

THE ONLINE PHENOMENON IS CROSSING THE LAXMAN REKHA

Ever since the internet stormed our lives, it has changed our very DNA. This seeping revolution has turned the world into a global village and re-defined the way we seek information. The phenomenal growth of social-networking sites epitomize the kind of connected society we have like never before.

Technology is like a double-edged sword. If we become over-dependent on it, it makes us blunt. For instance we forgot long back to make manual calculations after advent of calculators.

The immediate victims are our kids who are glued to the net like never before. Though there are some parental control options, still there is an easy escape route to access pornography and other objected stuff which would cause considerable  damage to children.
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