Friday, April 25, 2008


TO those who have grown up in the era of the ubiquitous @ symbol,it's easy to take e-mail for granted,but the ability to flash message around the globe with documents,images or applications attached is revolutionary.Of course,with e-mail you cannot ignore the pernicious activities of the spammers and the inconvenience of having an inbox flooded with offers of cheap drugs and penis-enlargement techniques.With a few simple precautions-such as not leaving your e-mail address strewn all over the Internet and employing a reliable spam screening program you should be able to reduce the spam problem to a mere irritation and get the most out of this incredible communication channel.....

Sunday, April 13, 2008


CARE TODAY was set up by the india Today Group in 1999 to channelise contributions from readers into helping victims of calamities.Its projects include rehabilitating soldiers maimed in kargil and in other operations and victims of the Orrisa cyclone,drought and the gujarat earthquake.
In order to help the victims of the Dcember 26 tsunami,the India Today Group has committed an intial Rs 5 lakh to a special fund,"Make a Difference",with another Rs 5 lakh coming from TV Today.
CARE TODAY supported an emergency medical team from St John's Hospital,Bangalore.Seven doctors and nurses reached the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on December 28,two days after gigantic walls of water devastated life and property.Based in kamorta and teresa islands in Nicobar,they are working with the local administration and the Indian Navy in the Nancowrie block
CARE TODAY proposes to concentrate on the long-term rehabilitation of the poorest and worst-affected families.It proposes to ensure the survival and security of these families by providing support for food supplies,rebuilding of shelters and income-generation activities over the long term.It also proposes to support he rebuilding of community infrastructure such as schools and healthcare centres in the affected areas...

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Turning Up Your Light

Hi guys....I came across a story "Turning Up Your Light":-) it sure did turn on my mind's light.Read on to see what it does to yours...:-);-)
More than three decades ago,I was a sophomore at a large high school in southern california.The student body of 3200 was a melting pot of ethnic difference.The environment was tough.Knives,pipes,chains,brass knuckles and an occasional zip gun were commonplace.Fights and gang activity were weekly events.
After a football game in the fall of 1959,left the bleachers with my girlfriend.As we walked down the crowded sidewalk,someone kicked me from behind.Turning around , discovered the local gang,armed with brass knuckles.The first blow of the unprovoked attack immediately broke my nose,one of several bones to be broken in the ponding.Fists came from every direction as the 15 gang members surrounded me.More injures.A brain concussion.Internal bleeding.Eventually,I had to have surgery.My doctor told me that if had been hit in the head one more time, probably would have died.Fortunately,they did not harm my girlfriend.
After I recovered medically,some friends approached me and said,"Let's go get those guys!"That was the way problems were "resolved". After being attacked,evening the score became a priority.A art of me said,"Yes!"The sweet taste of revenge was clearly an option.
But another part of me paused and said no.Revenge did not work.Clearly,history had demonstrated time and again that reprisal only accelerates and intensifies conflict.We needed to do something differently to break the counterproductive chain of events.
Working with various ethnics groups,we put together what we called a "Brotherhood Committee"to work on enhancing racial relationship.i was amazed to learn how much interest fellow students had in building a brighter future.Not all bought in to doing things differently.While small numbers of students,faculty and parents actively resisted these cross-cultural exchanges,more and more individuals joined in on the effort to make a positive difference.
Two years later,I ran for students body president.Even though ran against two friends,one a football hero and the other a popular "big man on campus," a significant majority of the 3,200 students joined me in the process of doing things differently.i will not claim that the raical problems were fully resolved.We did,however,make significant progress on bolding bridges between cultures,learning how to talk with and relate to different ethnic groups,resolving differences without resorting to violence and learning how to build trust in the most difficult of's amazing what happens when people are on speaking terms with one another!
Being attacked by the gang those many years ago was clearly one of my toughest life moments.What learned,however,about responding with love rather than returning hate has been a powerful force in my life.Turning up our light in the presence of those whose lights is dim becomes the difference that makes the difference.