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Social Creatures

ISIS beheading-of-kurd

1. Is this Not COWARDICE? Two #ISIS with mcn guns, one killing a tied man, ALL COVERED FACES?

2. Behaviour of #ISIS more BARBARIC than photo. A Search for #isisbeheadings gives unimaginably gruesome pictures.

3. News is not for just Reading and Listening to. It is OUR world. If We cannot even TWEET for others, Who will STAND for US?

4. At Least Tweet: I Agree, Disagree, I Support, etc. Let us become Social Creatures. I condemn what #ISIS is doing.

Do You have a Problem on? — Pass it On!

When I was Young, there was a song titled: ‘Have You had a Kindness shown, Pass it On!’

Today the Motto seems to be: ‘Do You have Problems? Pass it On!’

shifting probs

Sharing this from Twitter:

“Are you solving problems…?” Clever take from Costa A in

The Least We Can Do!

We Find Our Circles Growing. We Not only Like Some People’s Posts, but Find that We Agree with their Thoughts. This is the Stage Where Support is Needed. We can do that Many ways, of course. But I have found a Simple Way of Supporting and Encouraging my Friends. The Least We Can Do, which Actually becomes Quite and Very Effective, is to:



The Simplest and the Least: Share it On Twitter! Of course, We would Do Better to Do it on:

fb n twitter


I actually Share many of my Friends’ posts on Twitter and Google+. To tell the Truth, I do not do it so much on Facebook. These do not seem to like ‘Longish’ posts! But You have to decide about Your Friends there.

fb twitter g+


I would do it on Pinterest too. Only, I have not yet worked out HOW, yet! Naturally, We would Reblog Only in Rare cases. So, There is MUCH of the Least We Can Do! So Let us be Supportive, Active, and Generous!

Rigmarole for a driving licence renewal

I found this in Twitter, which in itself was from a Newspaper report. It contains a Superb Cartoon too! In short, do You want a Driving Licence Renewal? Just go through a Rigmarole!

license renewal

Read more at: http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/rigmarole-for-a-driving-licence-renewal/article6180901.ece …Graphic from article.

Gruesome – Young man Bites Girl’s Lips

From my Window in my Train compartment, I saw a middle-aged man trying to catch a young man of about 25, on the next platform. It turned out that the young man had Bitten a Girl’s Lips, and Run off. But all this I had learnt by and by. …It all started like this.

Yesterday evening (12.06.2014) I was starting one more trip back from Nagarcoil to Thanneerpalli, by Train no. 16609, the Coimbatore Express . I was fortunate enough to have a reservation, getting berth number 48 in the S5 coach. The Train was to start at 20.30 hours, and the incident happened at about 20.10 hours.

Many men and young men had started chasing the culprit. He had given them all a good chase, and I, having got down, hoping to see the proceedings, saw the police marching the fellow down the over-head stairs.

When I asked a passer-by what had happened, this is what I was told: “Paiyyan Pullaiya adichittu poittan.” This is Tamil. The word ‘Pillai,’ (pullai in the dialect), generally means a Child. So I thought that some fellow had beaten (perhaps Slapped) a child and run off. Crazy, I thought.

In the meanwhile, the fellow was in the hands of the police, who were ‘Enquiring’ into the incident. Some 50 people had gathered around. I got close enough to Touch the Girl, in actuality, and Young Woman; (Pillai also means a Young Woman!). She was holding a Kerchief to her Mouth, and looked Shocked. During all the time, she did not (could not?) remove the Kerchief from her mouth, and did not utter a Single word. But She did Identify the man as the one who had assaulted her.

The little crowd contained many who were in the same compartment where all this had happened. It seems that this young man, very drunk, had Bitten her on the Lips, and had even tried to pull her into the Toilet. If he had not been chased off and controlled by the people nearby, another Tragic Rape might have taken place.


The young man and the woman were not Related; and She was travelling alone.

I was Very Surprised that She had not just whipped out her cell phone, and asked the people nearby to report the proceeding to her family/relatives/friends. Dark Waters here.

The police had been talking of taking her to the hospital. That was Indeed Necessary, not only for the Pain which would have set in after the shock wore off, but also against Tetanus, as a Bite was Involved.

On the Other hand, there was the difficulty of her losing the Train, her Reservation, and her future appointments.


walking w chest out

Photo from Facebook. It has No Direct connection to the events described here.

Our train started off on time, and/but, the whole Train seemed to be Humming with the incident. Most of the Adults were Enraged that a Young Woman was traveling all by herself, with No escort.

As I said, I had got close enough to have had a few words with her. I could very well have photographed her. But as I considered that as adding to the Indignities she had already suffered, I refrained from doing so. But, as I have given the pertinent details in Bold letters in the second paragraph, You might find that some Friend or Relative of Yours was witness to that event.

…A City, Village, Railway Platform or whatever, is Not made safe by holding up placards, or by saying, ‘Tell the Boys Not to Rape.’ Well, Ladies, that is What Most of Us are Already saying.

But We also believe that ‘saying’ things is not going to change the situation. That takes some doing, And Much Time. 

Today’s news reports that a Mentally Handicapped Young woman was Gang raped by no less than 11 men in uttar pradesh of India. All this is Not going to change by a few Exchanges on Twitter or Facebook.

I just Hate things like Rape and Gang rape. That is because I Consider the Whole World as my Family. Changes in the Mindset take Decades of Ground work. I see Very few involved in this. If We pay attention, We will see that Mothers bring up their ‘boys’ under the impression that they are some kind of ‘superior’ beings. For more thoughts on this, please click here.

But till those Good days come, where Respect for Women will prevail, and when Women can Walk Alone in Safety, Do Not go out alone in such major ways. Unfortunately, there are crazy young men ready and eager to Bite Young Girls on the Lips. They seem to be Experts at Noticing and Singling out Lone, Female Travelers. It could finally come down to the question of: Are You going to Get Tetanus, or Are You going to Miss Your Train?

03 Religion – and our Relationship with the Universe!

I start with the word UNIVERSE. For this post, this word shall mean all that is known and accepted as the Universe, Except for God and Man. These two shall be treated in separate posts. This is done for the sake of Convenience.

As We are into the subject of Relationships, We do not have to go too far into the Universe! Unless somebody wants to worship some star or something. But then that would take it into the realm of ‘god.’

We can afford to be Much Simpler than that. If We use the word ‘Nature’ instead of the universe, it becomes simpler still, so We shall do that.

Religion and the Universe would come down to whether We Believe in NURTURING NATURE, or are CARELESS about it, or even Destructive in our Behaviour. I do believe the Graphics make it quite Clear.



Deforestation. Image from: labspace.open.ac.uk

And its effects; The picture of the Chimps does speak Volumes, I think.

logs out n chimps

Image from: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mankind is almost blindly going about Destroying its own habitat. Mankind chooses to forget that destroying the forests is Harmful Not Only to the Animal kingdom.

forests getting destroyed

Forests getting destroyed. Graphic from: pic.twitter.com/XuyPpSUotk


And two Examples about Cruelty to Animals.

dog cruelty

Image: www.bbc.co.uk

I find this particularly Poignant because the Dog seems to be of a Good breed (Greyhound?), and it seems to belong to people who seem to be well off!

At the same time, Just How can We Condone what We see below? Cruelty is Cruelty; and Uncaringness is Uncaringness.

chickens cooped

Image: www.salon.com


Let us Thank God that there is Goodness too!

…As in the CHIPKO MOVEMENT, which has become Instrumental in Saving Senseless Destruction of Trees and the Forests. Chipko means ‘To Stick.’ We see in this picture some of the Pioneers of the movement, who ‘Stuck’ themselves to the Trees, Challenging the contractors to cut them down. Image from Wiki.

Chipko wiki

GREENPEACE is doing Great work in this regard. We have to be Grateful to them, and I do Express my Sincere Appreciation towards them here.


How We Behave with Respect to Nature is the Outcome of our Beliefs. It is quite possible that We have not formulated them into a system, or even thought much about this. It would be good to pay attention to it and Change our Value Systems.

Having a Good Relationship with the Universe would make ‘Our’ Religion a Good one!

[This article is part of a series on Religion. To go to the Next one, please click here. …For the first one on this series, Please click here.]

winning elections, Losing Hearts

The bjp (Bharatiya Janata Party) is almost sure to win in this election. But it is sad that this win is Not Reassuring Many Indians. I am one of those Not Reassured.

I know Zero about Sociology or Politics. But I remember that my Father had said:

Democracy is where the Will of the Majority is done; at the same time keeping in Mind Not to Wrong to Any member of the Minority.

And Old lessons of the Sportsfield:

Do Not Crow when You Win, and Do Not Cry when You Lose…

Need such things be forgotten?


What has happened just recently, as can be seen from twitter, is quite Disheartening! [Not that I am going to Give Up!]

1. One giriraj singh (of the bjp) makes such a communal remark, as under. We find SO many supporting him in twitter. THAT is the bad thing.

2. This what giriraj seems to have said: #SendThemToPak to #AllMuslimsAreTerrorists.

3. This is the support for giriraj singh.

support for giriraj copy

4. This is the love one brother in twitter has for his Countrymen.

IMP anti muslim copy


Good Sense has to Prevail. National Leaders, even those of the bjp, have to see to that. We Expect it of them.