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Nepal Tragedy: Double Standards in Sympathy

Keeping In Touch

I am not going to say anything. I am only going to quote what a person named Vasanth Krishna on Facebook wrote in his timeline along with some pictures.

“I wonder why Human cries for Human only. So selfish! So self-centered! Just a month back there was a huge massacre for annual religious festival in Nepal.
More than 250,000 animals were lined up for slaughter as Nepal embarks on a two-day religious festival where buffalo, birds and goats were sacrificed to appease a Hindu goddess.
Millions of Hindus flocked to the ceremony, which are held every five years at the temple of Gadhimai, the goddess of power, in Bariyarpur, Nepal, near the Indian border.
The last time the festival was held, in 2009, more than 250,000 animals were killed, according to animal rights organisation PETA, who is campaigning to put a stop to the practice. This is most horrid procedure…

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Jim Carrey’s Emphatic Conscience

This is a video of Jim Carrey doing an interview for the Late Show with David Letterman. This is clip off from the whole interview that Jim did with Letterman at some time in the year of  1994. He is doing an impersonation of Broadrick Crawford from Born Yesterday. Actually as Jim describes it most people when their conscience speaks to them, the sound is a little whispery voice. But not for Jim. No. When Jim’s conscience speaks to him it sounds like Broadrick Crawford’s voice. And what does Jim’s conscience say? Find out for yourself. (more…)

Hand and Wrist Exercises for Bloggers

Nowadays everyone talks about how technology is boon to the society and how it is helping mankind. Take computer for example, everyone keeps them closer than they keep their enemies and claim they are their best-est of friends. Well Time Thief has shed some light to some things that reveals can computers can also be your worst enemy.

I thought I should share it here as well.

Next to the feet our hands are among the most hard used parts of the body, so it’s not surprising that many bloggers take mobile hands and wrists for granted — until they hurt.  Many of us rely heavily on computers to help us perform our work – for some, dedicated computer work is necessary, while others multi-task throughout the day. Taking preventative measures against developing problems with your wrists and hands due to computer use makes a lot of sense and takes little time or  effort…

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A Post I liked

Caroline, a blogger who writes posts on her blog Children’s Books & More recently wrote a book review of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. I found it an interesting read and thought that I should share it.

Caroline writes mostly book reviews in her blog, but occasionally writes personal posts as well. Know more about the blog here.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of electricity and hope

by William Kamkwamba and Brian Mealer

Non-fiction, 288 pages

I really enjoyed this book and thought it was inspirational. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind was the selected book during the Tacoma Reads Together Program which started briefly after 9/11. The purpose was to bring the community together through events that hopefully lead into discussion. Other cities also began similar programs. I was lucky enough to attend a book talk with the author.

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