unbelievable news.. !! :D :D

My relationship with the news paper was earlier developed by my Mom, who came from a vernacular medium and did her graduation and post graduation in English, as she would make her son read the news paper in order to improve his english… lil did she know that in the years to come she would be screaming her sanity out telling the son to take a bath first and never mind the news paper !!!! I used to read that much more in those days… :mrgreen:

 

Over the years I have developed a sort of hatred towards the news paper as it would only give bad news or worse… slowly with time I started turning straight to the sports page coz that was the only place the good news was likely to come.. !! Other than that I would look at the Stock market but since the last year and half even that had only grief… 😦

 

Over the past few years the Indian cricket team gave us a lot to cheer about… 😀 !!! Now that they have faltered… 😦 I was worrying how and where to look… in the paper and then I saw this piece of news on the front page… which is really hard to believe.. !!!!!!!

 

LAKHIMPUR: In a good news for wildlife enthusiasts concerned over dwindling big cat population in the country, at least 15 tiger cubs have been

 

sighted in the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Not only that, the survival rate of the cubs has also increased, they said.

“At least 15 tiger cubs have been sighted at various spots of the park,” Shailesh Prasad, field director of the Dudhwa reserve in Kheri district, said.

He said a tigress with three cubs was sighted in Madraicha while Chhota Palia, Chaltua, Kakraha, Puraina and Jhadi Tal areas of the national park and Sadar beat of Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary (KWS) were reported to have tigresses with two cubs respectively.

He also said, “a tigress with one cub was reported to be staying in Trans-Gerua area of KWS.”

“All the cubs were hale and hearty, which indicated a sustained growth of tiger family in Dudhwa despite several odds,” he added.

However, if the arrival of new members in the tiger families has rejuvenated the wildlife lovers, this has also left them seriously concerned as Dudhwa with an area of nearly 1400 sq kms is nearly saturated with tiger population.

The joy this wildlife enthusiast felt is hard to describe… I was & am so crazy about tiger watching that even on my honeymoon I convinced my wife to go to Corbett… (the fact that she is a nature enthusiast too, is a different matter 😉 )

 

The tiger is fighting hard for survival… this is its own effort to survive its own kin… now its upto us to help the tiger survive from being wiped out !!!!!

 

I sincerely and deeply wish to God… let us have more of such great news pieces…!!!! We really need more of them… !!!!

 

 

p.s. – I m exercising some self control so away from blogs and commenting… but this was just too good to resist !!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀

Chodo kal ki baatein…

I love the lyrics of this song….. Hope the politicians listen to this…

Enough of Varun Gandhi’s, Raj Thackrey’s, Muthalik’s… enough of coalitions…. enough of cynism.

Its time to build our nation….

America has lots of optimism that their change is here…. Where is our change coming from ????

A new chapter unfolds….

As the first rays of 2009 shine on my country, India is awakening…. like never before….

Blame me for being an eternal optimist, but History is full of stories where after disasters nations rebound. India had a tumultous 2008 with the 26th November incident waking up the citizens rather rudely. However it seems to have woken up the nation, slowly but surely systems are getting into place, nothing can change overnight.

For a change I find people who want to vote, for a change people want to simply become a law abiding citizen themselves first and not complain about if he is not obeying the law why should I ?? For a change after mistakes the ministers are scared, they apologise, they resign, for a change they feel accountable

Never had an Indian done so much introspection, after 26/11 every one wanted to blame the government for the debacle but as time rolled on each one of us realised that the government was from no where else but people we ourselves elected. This is when the citizens decided to actually use their vote power. If the number of people turning out for an election keep on increasing from now on, don’t be surprised !!! Imagine, 60% voter turn out in Kashmir, this has just set a precedent !!!

Once, more and more people start to actually vote, people become more demanding, people become more conscious, the elected leaders will have to actually deliver in their respective jobs to stay in power and to be re-elected. This way the Indian society will become more secure when office bearers will perform their jobs to the best of their abilities.

Remember we are a growing nation, even though 2008 has been a financial debacle for many countries, atleast we have not seen bankruptcies…. Infact true value has emerged. 2009 can not be as bad as 2008 for sure…. There will be slow periods in this year too, frustrations will continue, for a while jobs will be difficult to find, however the ultimate direction will be upwards…. Another 6 months will see the complete scenario changing !!!!

Infrastructure will have to develop more and more and this is the challenge India will face. India has to keep on building roads, dams, bridges constantly. Power (Electricity) will be another problem and a hurdle in the path. Tourism was hit by 26/11, we have to put in more efforts now to pull foreign tourists, but then whats a path without challenges.

2008 was a challenging year, problems were never so many before rather should I say never were they so evident before. Now that they have been identified, we shall solve them. Calamities, Recession, Terrorism we have had more than our share of challenges for us. But then tell me one success story that is not full of challenges !!!! Overcoming challenges is scripting success stories isnt it ??

As the giant awakens, as a nation unites, as a saga unfolds, we citizens of our proud country will welcome this new year as a year of opportunities, as a year to catapult India on a path of prosperity where we shall create a better and more secure life for all our fellow country men.

राह कुर्बानियो की न वीरान हो,
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तुम सजाते ही रहना नए काफिले …..