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When all trees have been cut down, when all animals have been hunted, when all waters are polluted, when all air is unsafe to breathe, only then will you discover you cannot eat money. - Cree Prophecy

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Any idea?

How did mankind get to this? To randomly kill anyone anywhere..It could be me or u, who was there as a tourist or just on an official visit (infact my only visit to Jaipur is a 2 day official visit in 90s) and you could have benignly chosen to have stroll around the market place. Even worse, you could have thought of giving one of those poor rickshaw fellas some evening dimes and so cud have employed him for a short ride and could have ended up being a statistic. (what else, with our govt’s apathy and lack of intelligence? what else is the death toll but stat?) But just tell me who gains out of these dastardly acts? What did that innocent u or me did to get that?
When ever I see such news I get in to a loop of trying to seek (or write about) some other good deed just as a reiteration for myself that there’s still some is the hope this time:
Svalbard global seed bank Norway is one such welcome news. Though it is a couple of months since its opening in northern tip of Norway closer to the artic (north pole), this is a heartening news. This is a mission to save the seeds of various crops across the globe from any catastrophe and for the future generations. This seed bank which is constructed 120 metres inside the snow capped mountains can hold the seeds in frozen state from 100 to 1000s of years it seems. The highlight is this project has strictly not taken any genetically modified seeds. So there is some hope for the future generations, atleast in the form of native seeds, even if we manage to screw up the climate and environment beyond repair. As is the case in many good causes, Norwegian govt has pitched in heavily from the beginning! For more info and to donate for this project go here
Finally, if u are looking for more lighter material see this – Arjun singh says “iam not a sycophant! we all know what that means in congress;-)


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