April 22, 2021

Not a Model but take her as a Model Please

Posted in Men in News, Politics at 11:18 am by వసుంధర

information courtesy Dr. B.R. Sant, an eminent octogenarian scientist and social activist

wiki farewell speech standing ovation


With six minutes of warm applause, on the streets, balconies, windows, the whole Country applauded for 6 minutes – spectacular example of leadership and defense of humanity, chapeaux !

The Germans elected her to lead them, and she led 80 million Germans for 18 years with competence, skill, dedication and sincerity. She did not utter nonsense. She did not appear in the alleys of Berlin to be photographed. She was dubbed “The Lady of the World” and who was described as the equivalent of six million men.

During these eighteen years of her leadership of the authority in her Country, no transgressions were recorded against her. She did not assign any of her relatives to a government post. She did not claim that she was the maker of glories. She did not get millions in payment, nor did anyone cheer her performance, she did not receive charters and pledges, she did not fight those who preceded her.

Yesterday, Merkel left the party leadership position and handed it over to those after her, and Germany and it’s German people are in the best condition ever.

The reaction of the Germans was unprecedented in the history of the Country. The entire population went out to their balconies of their houses and clapped for her spontaneously for 6 continuous minutes. A standing ovation nationwide.

Germany stood as one body bidding farewell to their leader, a chemical physicist who was not tempted by the fashion or the lights and did not buy real estate, cars, yachts and private planes, knowing that she is from former East Germany.

She left her post after leaving Germany at the top. She left and her relatives did not claim advantage. Eighteen years and she never changed her wardrobe. God be upon this silent leader.

At a press conference, a female Journalist asked Merkel : We notice that you’re wearing the same suit, don’t you have any other? She replied: “I am a government employee and not a model”

At another press conference, they asked her : Do you have housemaids who clean your house, prepare your meals and so on? Her answer was: “No, I do not have servants and I do not need them. My husband and I do this work at home every day.

Then another journalist asked : Who is washing the clothes, you or your husband? Her answer: “I arrange the clothes, and my husband is the one who operates the washing machine, and it is usually at night, because electricity is available and there is no pressure on it, and the most important thing is to take into the account the possible inconvenience for the neighbours, thankfully the wall separating our apartment from the neighbours is thick. She said to them, “I expected you to ask me about the successes and failures in our work in the government??”

Mrs. Merkel lives in a normal apartment like any other citizen. She lived in this apartment before being elected Chancellor of Germany. She did not leave it and does not own a villa, servants, swimming pools or gardens.

Merkel, the now former Chancellor of Germany, the largest economy in Europe !!

January 1, 2021

Happy New Year 2021

Posted in Editorial at 4:47 pm by వసుంధర

2020 thy name is disaster

Lucky you became past

We wish you no future

As our hopes are vast

2021 thy name is miracle

Tricky though the present

As the positives from Oracle

Seemed to be God’s assent

Happy New Year 2021

August 9, 2020

Marriage & Love

Posted in Chit Chat at 12:42 pm by వసుంధర


link to the drawing

In general, man and woman need each other’s company. Marriage is one of the best ways for such companionship. Choices may be by traditional arrangement or tradition-breaking love. Both ways, one may have to face problems, sometimes serious enough to even breaking the marriage. The difference – problems could be one, and just one, less in the case of traditional marriage.  

Young enthusiasts – please note!

March 25, 2020

The Spirit of Spit

Posted in Chit Chat at 4:49 pm by వసుంధర

Flat Forum would like to share this ‘pun’ny article quite relevant in the Indian context:

Spit it out

Coronavirus or no coronavirus, there’s one habit many Indians refuse to give up

Thooka: I tell you, because of this wretched coronavirus this country is becoming like a dictatorship.

Thooka: I didn’t. And as other states come up with similar rules, the cost of spit and spitting is going to go higher and higher. And all because some say that spitting spreads diseases.

Thooki: Nonsense. Everyone knows that far from being a disease carrier, spit is a healing agent. When as kids we fell down and scraped our knees and elbows didn’t our moms tell us to put spit on them so they wouldn’t get infected?

Thooka: They did indeed. And for all anyone knows, spit could be the secret cure for coronavirus everyone’s looking for. So instead of fining us spitters for spitting, the sarkar should rewardus for performing a public service. Besides which, isn’t the right to spit a constitutional right? What was it that one of our great freedom fighters said? Spitting is my birthright, and I shall have it.

Thooki: Actually, I think what he said was ‘S waraj is my birthright, and I shall have it.’ Thooka: Swaraj, spitting, same thing. If we don’t have the freedom to spit as and when we like in our own country what was the point of winning Independence from the Brits?

Thooki: Well said. So to assert our Independence from foreign rule shall we do one thook-shook?

Thooka: But mightn’t we get fined?

Thooki: Don’t worry. I’ve already deposited an advance fine of Rs 10,000 with the authorities. So together now …

Thooki and Thooka (together): Acck, thooo….!

secondopinion@timesgroup.com blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/jugglebandhi

Carona Virus and the Generation Gap

Posted in Chit Chat at 4:39 pm by వసుంధర

Here is a very relevant and beautiful article on the title subject, which should be read by present and older generations:

Fighting with my father

Because he wants to go out and buy chicken with Covid-19 in the air

Now it’s not that i don’t understand my father. Or his generation. This is a group of people who have internalised a different notion of risk acceptance. The world they lived in forced them to tolerate a high level of risk, you had to ride a speeding bus by balancing on the edge of the last stair, holding sweatily onto a rod with your nose nestling in some stranger’s armpit, it was either this or not going to work. They let us play cricket on the streets with cars rolling by, they didn’t call to find out where we were every few minutes, because we had no mobile phones, and landlines didn’t work much anyway.

Public outreach is not going to change this mental model of risk. Any janata curfew will ultimately be broken, because people of a certain age, paradoxically the one that is most at risk, aren’t going to take it seriously. Add to it WhatsApp conspiracy theories which thrive on confirmation bias and so-and-so said this-and-that, and what we have is a ticking time bomb whose clock is now just a tick before blastoff.

The only way out is conversation. Talk to your elders. Give them the “or Gabbar Singh will take you away” conversation they once gave you. Use every emotional atyachaar trick you know works on them, accept you are over-reacting (don’t get into that futile science argument) but still insist they stay home. Because ultimately what will make them stay at home safe won’t be headlines or the PM or mathematical models from WHO. It will be you.

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