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Showing posts from November 12, 2006

Why is the Jessica Lal case so Important to Media?

A woman (Jessica Lal) murdered a few years back gets around 1 hour daily on so called National News Channels.Three woman murdered (Dalit killing in Maharashtra) a month back was first ignored, then forced to report and then sidelined. In normal course, the three dalit woman murdered should get precedence but our channels find Jessica Lal case more interesting.Any idea why?Prime time of most national news channels (better call them metro channels) in India these days are reserved for Jessica Lal and Ram Jethmalani. Much of the time is spend on discussing what Ram Jethmalani should have said, should not have said and finally what he will say. The net result - all people take a high moral ground and attack Ram Jethmalani. Then we have a set of news anchors who are more aware about the proceedings than the judges and lawyers. Most of the time viewers are left guessing what these people are discussing.I don’t know if anybody is keeping track of the number of women murdered in India on a da…

On Global Warming

The picture was created by wwf Belgium in March this year. It’s a great way to convey a message which most governments around the world tend to ignore.
The message:The first signs of global warming are now clearly visible. We urgently need to limit the green house emissions. Nothing and no-one will be spared from the climate change. The warning is therefore to all people, all countries.

Mahabharata at the Jakarta International Puppet Festival

The tale to be presented is that of the dog that follows the Pandavas to heaven. Jakarta Post reportsThe ancient tale of a dog, A-Shu, from the closing chapters of the Mahabharata epic, which will be presented at the inaugural Jakarta International Puppet Festival (JIPF) on Nov. 16-17, resonates in today's political, religious and social climate, offering cause to reflect on the dogma of good and evil.Set against the shadowed backdrops of 42 different scenes created by a team headed by 21 year-old Gusti Ratna, the puppets and dancers move between forests, homes, deserts, mountain-scapes, and Heaven and Hell, effectively placing the viewer within the changing environments of the action.More information on the show to be held on November 16 and 17th can be found here.

Quote for the day

The thought 'who am I?' will destroy all other thoughts, and like the stick used for stirring the burning pyre, it will itself in the end get destroyed. Then, there will arise Self-realization. Sri Ramana MaharshiSource: Who Am I?