തിരുപ്പതി വിശേഷങ്ങൾ

തിരുപ്പതിയിലെ വിശേഷം ഒരുപാട് പറയുവാനുണ്ട്. എല്ലാത്തിനും മുൻപേ തിരുപ്പതിയിലെ "ദൈവ"തിനോടും അമ്പലം നടത്തിപ്പുകാരോടും നന്ദി. എന്റെ നിരീശ്വരവാദത്തിനു ബലം പകർന്നതിനു. മറ്റു തീർഥാടകരുടെ മനസ്സ് അറിയുന്നതിന്റെ ഭാഗമായി പരമാവധി അവരിലോരാളാവാൻ ഞങ്ങൾ ശ്രമിച്ചിരുന്നു. പോണ്ടിച്ചേരിയിൽ നിന്നും രണ്ടു സുഹൃത്തുക്കൾക്കൊപ്പം വൈകീട്ട് 3 മണിക്ക് യാത്രയായി. ബസിലും ട്രെയിനിലെ ലോക്കൽ കമ്പാർട്ട്മെന്റിലൊക്കെയായി യാത്ര. മാറാനുള്ള വേഷം പോലും ഇല്ല. ആകെ ഉള്ളത് ക്യാമറയും മൊബൈലും കുറച്ചു പണവും. ചെന്നൈയിൽ നിന്നും മുംബൈ മെയിലിൽ രെനിഗുന്ദയിലെക്കു. അവിടെനിന്നു തിരുപ്പതിയിലേക്ക് പാസ്ന്ജേർ ട്രെയിനിൽ കുറച്ചു അഭ്യാസങ്ങൾ കൊണ്ട് കയറി പ്പറ്റാനായി. ഏതാണ്ട് പുലര്ച്ചെ നാലുമണിയോടെ തിരുപ്പതി തിരുമലയിൽ എത്തീ. തീർഥക്കുളത്തിൽ ഒരു ഉഗ്രൻ കുളിക്കും പ്രഭാത ഭക്ഷണത്തിനും ശേഷം ഉന്മേഷത്തോടെ അമ്പലത്തിനടുതേക്ക് നടന്നു. അപ്പോഴാണ്‌ തിരുമലയുടെ മറ്റൊരു രൂപം കാണുന്നത്. "ദൈവ"ത്തിനെ കാണാൻ പല വഴികൾ!!! 500, 300, 100 എന്നിങ്ങനെ പണം കൊടുത്ത് ദൈവസന്നിധിയിലേക്ക് അവരവരുടെ സാമ്പത്തികം അനുസരിച്ച് പെട്ടെന്ന് എത്താൻ പല വഴികളും ഒരുക്കിയിരിക്കുന്നു. എന്തായാലും ഞങ്ങളുടെ നൂറു രൂപ കിട്ടിയിട്ട് ദൈവം കഞ്ഞികുടിക്കേണ്ട എന്ന് തന്നെ തീരുമാനിച്ച് പണം ഇല്ലാത്തവർക്ക് പോവാനുള്ള "സർവദർശൻ" എന്ന ഫ്രീ ക്യൂവിലൂടെ മുൻപോട്ടു നടന്നു. പിന്നീടു നീണ്ട എട്ടു മണിക്കൂറുകൾക്ക് ശേഷമാണ് ഞങ്ങൾ പുറം ലോകം കണ്ടത്. ഏറെ നേരത്തെ തിക്കും തിരക്കും ഏറ്റു ചൂടത്തു തളര്ന്നു വിവശരായാണ് ഓരോരുത്തരും പോലീസിന്റെ പരിശോധനാറൂമിലേക്ക്‌ കയറുന്നത്. ഈ തിരക്കൊക്കെ അറിഞ്ഞിട്ടും വീണ്ടും വീണ്ടും വരുന്നവരുടെ "ചേതോവികാരം" എത്ര ആലോചിച്ചിട്ടും മനസ്സിലാക്കാൻ പറ്റുന്നില്ല.
(തുടരും)

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My Word on Republic Day of India

26th January marks the day when the Indian constitution come into force. With the principles of justice, liberty and equality for all Indians serving as its bedrock. 63 years later, our country seems to be trying its hardest to forget the guiding principles of the idea called India.

Justice – social, economic or political is often a threadbare dream for most. Protest marches seeking justice sometimes seem like the only viable recourse, Liberty of thought and expression feels caged by numerous laws. And it is further subverted by unpoliced threats of violence. Equality, instead of becoming an omnipotent reality is rapidly fading away into the realm of a utopian hoax. 

In NorthEast, Protectors have become PREDATORS for a long time now, and women are the worst sufferers. There have been many instances, documented as well as undocumented, of women being raped and molested by men in uniform. Armymen take cover under draconian laws such as AFSPA, which give them sweeping powers and make them unpunishable in the civil court of law, to exploit the vulnerability of women and fake encounters in such areas.

But it’s not the constitution which is falling short. We, the people are not fulfilling the promises we made to ourselves. So how is 26th Jan a day to celebrate? A day to introspect might be more appropriate…

Arvind Kejiriwal’s Letter

Dear friend,

Arvind Kejriwal has written an email to Sh Mukesh Ambani. The mail, written in Hindi, is given below. And below the Hindi version is the English translation. Kindly forward this mail as widely as possible.

Regards

Aam Aadmi Party Team

Dear Mr Mukesh Ambani,

You have recently sent a defamation notice to a number of TV channels. Their “crime” is that they aired the press conference held on the 31st October 2012 and 9th November 2012, by Prashant Bhushan and me, live. In our press conference, we presented before the country how you had illegally pressurized the government into increasing gas prices. We also told the country that your associates and your companies have accounts in Swiss banks where black money had been stashed away. Many TV channels aired our expose live. All these TV channels have now received defamation notices from you.

I find it quite perplexing. If you felt that you have been defamed by what Prashant Bhushan and I said, then we are the real culprits and, if you had to send a defamation notice, it should have been to us. The TV channels merely broadcast what we said. Despite this, instead of sending us the defamation notice, you have sent it to the TV channels. It is evident that your sole purpose of sending this notice was to steamroll the TV channels into subservience.

The people of India want to ask you some straight questions:

· Is it not true that the list of those who have accounts in Swiss Banks, as received by the Government of India, includes your name and the names of your relatives, your friends and your companies?

· Is it not true that a balance of Rs. 100 crores is shown against your name in this list?

· Is it not true that you have paid the tax on this amount after this list was received by the Government?

If the above is true, as we suspect it is, it proves that you have admitted your guilt. As per the law of the land, you should be tried and, if the charge of tax evasion is proved, you should be sent to jail.

However, this would never happen. Why? Because the Government of India is intimidated by you. You have been reported as saying that the Congress Party has been bought by you – it is your dukaan, to be precise. You are right. according to some media reports, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi sometimes travels by your personal aircraft. People believe that Mr. Jaipal Reddy’s ministry was also changed because of your influence.

Why only the Congress? Even BJP and many other parties are in your pocket. Earlier, Mr. Advani used to make a lot of noise about Swiss Bank accounts, but since your accounts have been exposed, BJP has suddenly gone quiet. BJP has not mentioned a single word in the Parliament about your accounts.

It appears that almost all parties are afraid of you. Most leaders are scared of you, too. However, the citizens of this country are not scared of you. All parties could be your dukaan but India is not up for sale. India is ours, it belongs to the people of this country. You can purchase political parties and political leaders with your money but we will not let India be sold.

You say that the TV channels have tainted your reputation by airing our press conference live. That’s wrong. I would urge you to answer this question honestly – Did Prashant Bhushan, myself and the TV Channels defame you or did you defame yourself through your own misdeeds?

1. In 2002, you gave 1 Crore shares with a market price of Rs. 55 per share to Mr. Pramod Mahajan at just Rs. 1 per share. This was a straight bribe to get “Full Mobility”. When you were caught, you took back the shares. Presently, the matter is In court. Didn’t you defame yourself by doing this?

2. You have made your multistoreyed residence on Wakf land. This land had been set aside for an orphanage. You have stolen the right of poor and orphaned Muslim children. Didn’t you defame yourself by doing this?

3. A few gas wells belonging to the Country were allotted to you in 2000. You were supposed to extract gas and give it to the government. The gas belongs to us, the people of India. We are the owners of this gas. You were only a contractor appointed to extract the gas. However, cleverly you became the owner of the gas. You started "selling" the gas to the government.
Because the Congress is in your pocket, it always bowed before your bullying. The Congress kept increasing the price of gas under your pressure and the nation kept wailing. Because of you, the prices of electricity, fertilizer and cooking gas kept rising. When it crossed all limits, Mr. Jaipal Reddy opposed you. He was the Minister for Oil and Gas at that time. You got Mr. Jaipal Reddy transferred. Because of you many things have become increasingly expensive in India and the people are groaning under the load of these high prices. Do these shenanigans suit you? Do such acts not defame you?

The list of such illegal acts done by you is quite long.

The majority of the traders, businessmen and industrialists want to do their work honestly. But the system forces them into wrongdoings. But when a businessman like you brazenly subverts the system for his personal benefit, the entire industry and business world gets a bad name.

You are on one side with immense wealth. On the other side are the people of this country. The people have now awakened. Fire is raging in their heart. History is witness that whenever there has been a clash between money and such rage, the rage has won.

Kindly do not try to intimidate the media of this country. There may be some mediamen who may have done wrong things themselves. Such media-persons may succumb to your pressure. However, the majority of media persons keep the interest of the Country at heart even today. They are not going to capitulate so easily. History is witness that whenever the judiciary, bureaucracy and legislature crumbled, it is the honest fourth pillar, comprising such media-persons that kept democracy alive.

You have invested in some media houses directly or indirectly. It is possible that these media houses do your bidding. However, the journalists working for such media houses will not barter their integrity so easily.

What is your dream? Do you want to become the world’s richest person through dishonesty? Suppose you became the owner of all the wealth in this country. Would that make you happy? Happiness does not increase by accumulating more and more wealth. Happiness comes with sacrifice. If you stopped doing business dishonestly and contributed your wealth for the development of the nation, this country will remember you with pride forever.

With regards,

Arvind Kejriwal

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A GENERATION LOOKING WITHOUT SEEING AND HEARING WITHOUT LISTENING

Having a Coffee…

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Get-together in a restaurant…
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Enjoying the beauty of a museum… 
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Pleasantly chatting in a cafe …. 
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Enjoying a day at the beach… 
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At the stadium supporting the team… 
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A couple spending quality time together
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Appreciating the city in a convertible .. 
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Einstein was right!!
Albert Einstein: 
“I fear the day when the technology overlaps with our humanity. The world will only have a generation of idiots.”

Jaisreekumar.V
Chaithram,
B.P Angadi,
Tirur, Malappuram,
Kerala
Ph: 09446612577, 09840821515
We either win this war to save our land, or we will be exterminated, because we have nowhere to run to.–KEN SARO WIWA–
Let us not, however, flatter ourselves overmuch on account of our human victories over nature. For each such victory nature takes its revenge on us. Each victory, it is true, in the first place brings about the results we expected, but in the second and third places it has quite different, unforeseen effects which only too often cancel the first. — FREDERICK ENGELS–
 
 
Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction – E. F. SCHUMACHER —
 
 
Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need, but not every man’s greed — M. K. GANDHI–

Pondicherry Science Forum:1949 Fwd: Happy New Year 2013

Happy, Happy New Year!
I wish you all the best,
Great work to reach your fondest goals,
And when you’re done, sweet rest.

I hope for your fulfillment,
Contentment, peace and more,
A brighter, better new year than
You’ve ever had before.

Wishing You a very "Happy New year 2013"

For a Healthy, Wealthy & Peaceful Nation let us all Join Hands in 2013 towards…

ü Save & Protect our Mother Earth

ü Discrimination & Violence Against Women

ü Empowering Farmers towards Sustainable Agriculture

Also Year 2013 are

§ International Year of Water Cooperation

§ International Year of Statistics

Warmest Regards,

jaisreekumar.v

Careers in Anthropology

dictionary“Adding an anthropologist to a research team is like moving from black-and-white TV to color,” says Crain. “We’re able to observe shades of color that others can’t see. Anthropologists understand complexity and can help devise answers that reflect that complexity.” -read more in Anthropologists Go Native in the Corporate Village

“Anthropologists are nothing if not flexible in the job market, as the career pathways analysis showed.” -excerpted from the2009 MA Alumni Survey

In response to a survey by the American Anthropological Association’s Committee on Practicing, Applied and Public Interest Anthropology (CoPAPIA), respondents provided the following responses to describe their post-graduate employment:

Education/Outreach Administration/Management
Archaeology Ethnography/Cultural Anthropology
Cultural Resource Management (CRM) Evaluation/Assessment
Historic Preservation Health (international/public health)
Museum/Curation/Project Design Environment and Natural Resources
Community Development Business
Advocacy (human rights/social justice) Tourism/Heritage
Human/Social Services Healthcare Management/Services/Deliver
Computers/Software Development/Information Technology Management Consulting/Organizational Development/Training
Design (products and/or services) Social Impact Assessment
International Development/Affairs Market Research
Forensics Law/Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
Mass Communication Humanitarian Efforts

Please be advised the AAA is not responsible for either these websites or the information they provide but merely supplies the information as a service to the anthropological community.

Today’s anthropologists do not just work in exotic locations. Anthropologists can be found in a surprising array of fields and careers, not least of which being mother-of-the-President of the United States of America. Anthropologists can be found in corporations, all levels of government, educational institutions and non-profit associations. Anthropologists work in disaster areas, including Ground Zero in New York and the Gulf Coast in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina. Check out the diversity of anthropologists in attendance at the Careers Expo at the 2012 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Whatever their field of choice, anthropologists can change the way we view and interact with our world. There are many areas of anthropological study…

  • Sociocultural Anthropology – Examines social patterns and practices across cultures
  • Archaeology – Studies past people and cultures through the analysis of material remains
  • Physical Anthropology – Studies animal origins and biologically determined nature of humankind
  • Linguistic Anthropology – Studies the ways in which language reflects and influences social life
  • Medical Anthropology – Seeks to better understand factors that influence peoples’ health and well being
  • Forensic Anthropology – Analyzes skeletal, decomposed, or otherwise unidentified human remains to aid in detection of crime
  • Business Anthropology – Applies anthropological theories and methods to identify and solve business problems
  • Visual Anthropology – Uses images for the description, analysis, communication and interpretation of behavior
  • Environmental Anthropology – Examines how people interact with, respond to, and bring about changes in the environment
  • Museum Anthropology – Studies the history of museums, their role in society, and changes in this role