Monday, December 24, 2007

A very inspiring and interesting video about girls affected by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe...

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And if that video doesn't move this:

While we have worked extensively on AIDS patients in India, I was shocked to watch this video and read about the cultural myths in Zimbabwe. Too often, we take democracy lightly. We don't pay attention to the blessings we receive to live in a society like India.

Though there is a lot of stigma, you can still help these folks in a country like India. I am not saying things are necessarily easy, what with idiotic parents preventing innocent children with AIDS from attending schools.

However, it is not as bad as things are in Zimbabwe.

Goes to prove that real non profit work is so different from "arm-chair" non profit work!

It is disheartening to see all this going on in Zimbabwe, however, it is also heartening to see people struggling to let the world know about it!!

It is time to be inspired by such efforts!!!

Pass this on...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"Do not put child in the bag" - This is what the world is coming to...

What has the world come to? These warnings choked me up - with laughter for a change!

Do companies even realize what they are doing when they are designing these labels? Yeah, sure blame the lawyers..they are the reason why your sense of sanity took a really long hike....

If this doesn't inspire the heck out of you...

[Click on title for YouTube Video]

nothing else will...!!!

And, if you shed a tear or two, it doesn't hurt either...

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Click on the title to watch the video - How not to judge quickly!!!

Never pass judgement quickly! You may be mistaken. But do remember, judgements can go both ways....also laugh out loud!!!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Posting after a long time - Bloggers' Rights!

[Click on the title of the blog for the link to the external article]

This portion of the blog is verbatim from my own medical devices blog -

Thanks to Tim Oey [ ] for the link to the story.

This post is Off-Topic only in one sense.

As bloggers, we often tend to write about companies and sometimes if not all times in negative light.

I have very little respect for "Professional Bloggers", especially in Medical Devices who just rehash news articles and try to write nice things about everyone - a true betrayal to journalism.

We all have our right to our opinions and our ability to express them.

As such, I have not written anything overtly controversial yet, and have not been harmed in any way, but should such a time arise, I would like to see my rights protected. Wouldn't you?!

Anyway, just go to the link and read about how BidZirk tried to harass Philip J. Smith, a blogger and lost.This should be lasting proof to any of those in doubt.

Remember to defend your rights, otherwise they will be taken away from you, one way or the other!Good Luck Bloggin'!

Friday, July 13, 2007

OLPC: Adding strength, one idiot at a time...

So now PCs won't carry the old Intel label. Atleast not the OLPC ones....It will now be called "Idiot Inside".

Negroponte's work in India, or the lack thereof is only too obvious. Lets also not worry about the Media Lab and their "work" in Ireland.

So now Negroponte is onto newer strategies : COERCION!

What the hell happened at Intel? Why did they decide to do the proverbial "bend-over"?

God knows what Negroponte's next stop is....maybe its God!