Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Why this harthal and bandh?

A mother who carries her little one to a hospital on harthal day, without getting any vehicles.
Sorrow of a mother who had to wait for long hours to reach her son's dead body on harthal day.
Is it really meant for a particular problem solving or for hurting the people? Whatever the politicians say for supporting this, majority of Indian people cannot join with them as it becomes unkind and shameful in some cases. Many incidents which happened in Kerela yesterday are examples of the awful results of harthal. Can anyone support the harthal makers after knowing the pathetic situation of a mother who had to wait for long hours to see her son’s dead body? Also one more mother running with her 4 month old child to a hospital nearby for 15 minutes without getting an auto. Whenever our people quit the harthal aspiration, then only our country can develop. This is the truth……
Picture Courtesy: Malayala Manorama

Friday, August 15, 2008

Lalbagh Botanical Garden…..the proud of Garden City

A view from the flower show-2008
A view from the flower show-2007

Glass house
Lalbagh is a 240 acre widespread garden with wide variety of trees, herbs and flowerbeds. Hyder Ali commissioned the building of this garden in 1760. And his son Tipu Sultan completed it. The horticultural wealth of this garden is the outcome of importing of trees from several countries by Tipu Sultan.

It is really a commendable thing that such a big part of Bangalore is covered by a huge garden. There are many tourist points inside this garden. One of them is the glass house. Its design was inspired by the famous crystal palace of London. The other tourist locations inside this garden are,
01. Floral clock
02. Maharaja statue
03. Aquarium
04. Band stand
05. Rose Garden
06. Lake
07. Watch Tower
08. Silk cotton tree
09. Tree fossil
10. Lotus pond
11. Glass House
12. Dove cot
13. Horticulture information center
14. Bonsai Garden
15. Kempe gowda tower
16. Topiary garden
17. Japanese Garden
18. Directorate

Here, flower shows are conducted twice in a year. On Republic Day and on Independence Day. This shows will last for one week. It is conducted inside the glass house. An exhibition also will be conducted relating to this flower show. We will get precious foods items(all natural), handicraft products, seeds of plants, plants and everything related to horticultural that we never get outside. Jam made of rose petals and honey is very delicious.

I think it will be really a wonderful experience to visit this Botanical Garden.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Dowry…the real problem maker in married life.

Dowry system began long back in the good sense of sharing the expense of settling a new house for the partners after marriage. For that the girl’s parents gave it as a gift. But now it has become the worst thing in our society. Dowry harassments and unnatural deaths are widely spreading. Whatever the origin may be, many women suffer its after effects. A minority of youngsters are against this dowry system today, but bride’s parents are the problem makers I think. Even though the groom’s family denies dowry, parents from the other side give “something” as a gift for their status, although it is debt from others.
Take an example. Think about the expense of running a maruti 800 and Ford. In the second case we will have to undertake many adjustments to manage it. Most of the parents try to make relationship with boys from rich family, by avoiding qualities of ordinary people, due to many reasons. (Attracted by their money or job). In such cases(not in all cases) happens a stove blast or some other unnatural deaths. Dowry should not be the main thing in choosing a partner, give preference to the values of one person. There are many youngsters in our society with good moral qualities, but there may be lack of money for them. If we don’t ignore them, we can avoid large range of dowry harassments and unnatural deaths.