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For non-Indians…. Parotta is an Indian food. It’s something that looks like a pancake and is made of dough.
Found this in the goodbye mail of a colleague leaving Yahoo! I liked the philosophy!
Once when guru was travelling with his disciple, by the end of the day they arrived at a village, where they were treated with nice food, place to sleep, and overall hospitality. in the morning when they left the village, after coming out, the guru held his hands up to the sky and said – may they never live in one place for too long. may they wander the whole earth.
The next evening they reached another village where they were treated badly, like beggars and thieves and no one gave them any food to eat or shelter to sleep. as they left the village, guru again asked god to – may they always live happily in this village forever.
The disciples had somewhat accepted the last wish, but this one was too much, and one asked the reason for wishing prosperity to the second village.
Guru said – like a true sannyasi, good people should not stay too long in one place. how else will goodness spread in the world?
New Delhi: A retired Indian engineer, Chewang Norphel, 76, has built 12 new glaciers already and is racing to create five more before he dies, and by then he hopes to train enough new ‘icemen’ to continue the work he is doing to save the world’s ‘third icecap’ from being transformed into rivers, reports Telegraph.
His race against time is shared by Manmohan Singh, the Indian Prime Minister, who called on the region’s Himalayan nations, including China, Pakistan, Nepal and Bhutan, to constitute a united front to tackle glacial melting.
The Himalayan glaciers, including Kashmir’s Siachen glacier, feed the region’s most important rivers, as they irrigate farm lands in Tibet, Nepal and Bangladesh and throughout the Indian subcontinent. The acceleration in glacial melting has been blamed as the reason for the increase in floods that have destroyed homes and crops.
But Chewang Norphel, the “Iceman of Ladakh”, believes that he has an answer.
By diverting melt water through a network of pipes into artificial lakes in the shaded side of mountain valleys, Norphel states that he has created new glaciers.
A dam or embankment is built to keep the water in, which freezes at night and remains frozen in the absence of direct sunlight. This water remains frozen until March, when the start of summer melts the new glacier and releases the water into the rivers downside.
His glaciers have been able to each store up to one million cubic feet of ice, which in turn can irrigate 200 hectares of farm land. This can make the difference between crop failure and a bumper crop of more than 1,000 tons of wheat for the farmers.
Norphel says that he has seen the effects of global warming on farmland as snows have become thinner on the ground and ice rivers have melted away.
His work has now been recognized by the Indian government, which has given him 16,000 pounds to build five new glaciers. But time is his enemy, he told The Hindustan Times. “I’m planning to train villagers with instruction CDs that I have made, so that I can pass on the knowledge before I die,” he said.
This guy should be fired from Infy and blacklisted from flying (any arlines) for the next 2 years. This is the primary problem with Indian youth. They don’t think of anybody else other than themselves. One can clearly see this attitude on the roads when two-wheeler drivers try to squeeze through a traffic jam making it worse while the four wheeler drivers sit in their vehicles like idiots waiting for the traffic to clear up.
Such attitudes need to be fixed at primary education level. Unless we change our education to teach our children to become better people instead of self-centered intellectual bastards/bitches, we will have more such incidents in future. There is not going to be an end to this.
What’s the point of being educated if you are so selfish that you would create a bomb-scare for the sake to delaying a flight to your convenience? What about the tension that all the other passengers and crew went through within that short period of time?
New Delhi: A 25-year old engineer from Infosys, who thought that he would miss his Bangalore-bound GoAir flight because his train was running late, landed behind bars on Sunday for causing a bomb scare at the Delhi airport.
Abhishek Gupta was coming from Lucknow in Gorakhnath Express and was expected to reach Delhi railway station by 6 a.m. and catch a Bangalore-bound GoAir flight from the capital’s domestic airport around 8.45 a.m. Gupta’s train got delayed and he reached airport around 9.30 a.m. “He called up the call centre of GoAir informing them that he was late because of train delays and asked the staff to reschedule his journey and put him on the second flight to Bangalore. But his request was refused by the GoAir staff,” said a police officer.
“Gupta who desperately wanted to reach Bangalore, again called up at their call centre telling the staff that there was some suspicious object on the plane. He thought that by doing this, the flight would get delayed for some time, and in the mean time, he would reach the airport and board the same flight,” added the police officer.
After the call, the GoAir flight G8201 carrying 164 passengers was grounded and passengers asked to disembark. The bomb and dog disposal squads were pressed into service but nothing was found on the aircraft.
At 9:30 am, Gupta reached the airport and asked for the boarding pass. “It aroused some suspicion. Gupta was then cornered and questioned. He then confessed to causing the panic,” said the police officer.
A case has been registered against him under appropriate sections of the Indian penal code and he has been arrested.
Lol….. I loved this… You have to watch it completely. It gets better after some time… It takes real guts to stand up in a podium to talk like that!
Background: PK Sreemathi, Kerala’s health minister speaks on Private practice Ban.
Inevitably my Goodbye post had to be followed up with another one on what I am doing presently. If you have me as your contact in any of the popular social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter etc., you would have already known about this. Anyway, here goes. I have joined Yahoo!.
My primary focus of work at Yahoo! would be on HiFi Prototyping. I expect it to be challenging and interesting. Let’s see what’s in store…! hmmmm…..
Btw… here’s a snap that my Wife fished out of this blog… From a very old post.
This was taken when I was in Sunnyvale. It does bring back memories from those days… I had completely forgotten about this photo. But my wife remembered!
I just got this call on my deskphone at 2:15 PM… And the conversation is -
- CALLER (FEMALE): Good Morning. Sorry for disturbing you sir. I am calling from HDFC Bank. Am I speaking Mr. Uday Shankar?
- ME: Tell me (Thinking how the h#ll did these people get this number. It’s just a week since I got this number!!! Even my close friends/relatives don’t have this number!)
- CALLER: Are you holding a HDFC card, Sir?
- ME: Yes.
- CALLER: Thank you for holding a HDFC card, Sir.
- CLICK! (She cuts the phone. End-Of-Conversation)