Showing posts from February, 2011

Civil Society: African Governments must protect the People of Libya

We need concrete steps to save lives in Libiya, hundreds of innocent people are dying because of one person's greed for power. The world needs to come together and do everything in its power to stop this massacre.

Middle East Crisis - Matthias Schmale, IFRC Under-Secretary General - Op...


Revolutions: Where are the international laws, the human rights, the sanctions, their advocates and their implementors?

What world are we living in? In the name of revolution or curbing the same, people are dying, harassed, sexually abused and all the world doing is to talk about it!

Where are the international laws, the human rights, the sanctions, their advocates and their implementors? Where are the international tribunals? Why do all these good systems come into action after the fact? How many times are we going to let the likes of Rwanda genocide and bloody revolutions in Eastern Europe and/or Central America be repeated without timely intervention?

The sad reality is that before any international law or treaty is signed, their loopholes are worked out by the non-cooperative States. Even today, while the world is celebrating the revolution in Egypt, the death toll is still rising, same goes for Bahrain, Iran, Libya and other countries in the region.

I do not support any particular party or group in any of these countries but I strongly believe that the common people and the mainstream ideology mus…

Rebuilding hope


You can do it!

Fight disappointments, find ways to keep your head over water because it is possible. Do not let any disappointment ever snatch your hope away. Every cloud that hides the sun of hope comes down in the form of rain, that day you dance in the rain to celebrate your resilience!

Little packets in our minds

Sometimes we have a set opinion or terminology for a certain type of people or relationships and overtime when we are encountered with them, we react almost the same way.

It is almost like little packets (पोटलियाँ) filled with a set of words and thoughts that we have stored in our minds for specific people, situations and relationships. In this fast world, it makes it easier and quicker for us to respond to different situations. On the same token, this arrangement may ruin or rotten relationships and situations.

In order to evolve as souls, we must try to open these little packets in our minds one by one. Every time we face a similar situation that we have faced in the past, recognize the newness of it. Yes, we can learn from our past experience but we need to start afresh or give it a new conclusion.

Let us free our thoughts and perceptions from the little packets of prejudice and generalizations. Forgiveness, hope, desire to move on, and love are some of the tools to open these pack…

The Seven Fundamental Principles of Red Cross


Work hard on building trust and respect, peace will follow

There are conflicts in so many different parts of the world today and many of them have been going on for several decades. It is unfortunate that while we, human beings, have been able to conquer the moon, communicated while seeing each other across continents and build monuments like 'The Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal,  'The Leaning Tower of Pisa' and so many more, we can't conquer our own selfishness and anger, we can't communicate effectively across the table and still fail to build strong and harmonized relationships.

I used to think that conflicts arise due to differences in color, nationality, ethnicity or religion. But I was so wrong. Conflict do not arise because of these differences, they arise because some of us are lead by our selfishness or our anger, ego or sometimes just our craziness.

This can be illustrated by recent examples, the revolution and the consequent violence in Iran and Egypt, those who were punishing and those who were being punish…