Wednesday, December 31, 2008

How to celebrate the 31 st?

This question was not at all there till 1985-86 with the common people(read : Indian middle class). It used to be like any other day. Its altogether a different story 1986 onwards. With the advent of Doordarshan in almost every part of India slowly the culture to celebrate 31 st started creeping in and now its an event. I have no objection on the celebrations but have a strong reservations against the ways of celebrations.

Friends I know that this seems to be the very orthodox thought but in this era, celebration necessarily comes with the hard drinks, which is wrong. I know that the persons with this opinion are in minority but its alarming to have the Indian youth inclined towards the drinking without thinking about its ill effect.

Earlier the drunkards used to be seen in a different perspective in our society. Once this practice started getting sugar coating in the name of " Social Drinking" it started getting popular. Nobody feels anything wrong in drinking. And it is so popular now a days that a teatotaller is seen in a different perspective. This is disturbing. This practice has reached our younger generation and that may spoil the nation in days to come.

Why drinks are required to celebrate an event? Why drinks are required to forget your sorrows? Aren't these people making themselves weaker by not facing the sorrows and accepting the gifts from the life without drinks? Are the ill effects of drinks have been forgotten just for a foolish concept of social recognition? Aren't there better and valid ways to gain the social recognitions?

Celebrate the new year in a fresh mood and not with the HangOver of the 31st night. Lets make a fresh begining. Lets check our moral values and our concepts for the celebrations.

Friends think over it. Though in minority today, I hope to be in majority in my lifetime.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Bye 2008 and Welcome 2009

Its time to bye 2008 and welcome,with numerous hopes, to 2009. Every year we welcome the new year with same zeal and commitment. At the end of the year it senses about a large period gone. 31st December and 1st January are 24 hours like any two days out of 365. But they mean differently for all of us and give us the feeling of getting older by 1 year.

When I think about 2008, it had a great impact on India. Especially after 26/11 every one of us started feeling more and more insecure. Earlier in the year feeling of insecurity was there due to economic crisis in US and its repercussions in India. The rosy picture of our economy turned violet as the share market started getting the blues. Too much dependence on FII has taken its toll.

Friends, our economy is not all about the share market indices. We are agrarian economy and its high time for the educated youth in India to think about the problems related to agriculture and come out with some solution to it. We have great brains amongst us and the workforce was never a peoblem in a populous country like us.

Lets hope that 2009 will bring us the ways to overcome the fear and insecurity.

Welcome 2009. We see a brighter future in you.

Personally ,I made some resolutions for 2009.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

First Blog

Dear Friends,

I was looking to express myself for about quite a few days. This is my first blog. To share my passion for the buses and trains with all the bus and rail fans. Tomorrow I am planning to visit Nagpur Bus stand and try to get a feature about the new Parivartan 2x2 bus and the new WARI 3x2 bus.

This is the photograph of the TNSTC bus that I travelled from Tirupati to Chennai. It was a beautiful bus.