Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Earth vs. Global Warming

March 28, 8:30PM - 9:30PM (your local time) is your time to cast your vote and choose Earth against Global Warming.

Earth Hour began in Sydney in 2007, when 2.2 million homes and businesses switched off their lights for one hour. In 2008 the message had grown into a global sustainability movement, with 50 million people switching off their lights. Global landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, Rome’s Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House and the Coca Cola billboard in Times Square all stood in darkness. (Courtesy

You can, too, cast your vote for Earth by switching all lights off for one hour - one billion votes is all dats needed...
Turning off lights for an hour won’t stop climate change but it would definitely show that individual action is important and does make a biiiiiiiiig difference.

Here's a few things you could do in those 60 minutes:

  • Go outside and look at the stars. (Lovely!)

  • Find a great viewing spot to see your town or city go dark at 8:30 p.m. and take pictures. (Dats a lil tough to do :( )

  • Go for a lantern walk through a park. (Ghostly :D)
  • Gather your family or friends for a candle-lit dinner. (Lets meet up, guys!)

  • Meet your neighbours at a street or block party. (Hello, how are... exercise)

  • Talk to your children/family about how much electricity your family uses. Brainstorm ways to reduce it. (Let's get serious)

  • Tell ghost stories. (Been ages I did that!!!)

  • Change all your light bulbs to energy-efficient versions. (poore ghar ke badal dalo :P )

  • Take a walk in the moonlight. (With them ;) )

  • Have a candlelit bath. (WOW!)

  • Put a glow stick on your dog's collar or leash and go for a walk. (Not bad an idea ;))

  • Have a wine or scotch tasting in the dark. (Ummm...)

  • Get out the sleeping bags and camp out on the living room floor. (Yay!!!)

If nothing above interests you enough, you could make a list oft hings you'd want to change from your daily life and help Earth beyond this 1 Earth Hour! :)

So Go Ahead... use your light switch as your vote and elect Earth over Global Warming.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

To Let it Go or Not

Wish you all a happy & colourful Holi!

I had 2 conversations today, which are worth mentioning..

First, with an old acquaintance, whose ONLY intention was to convey good wishes. But the way the wishes were conveyed, the words which were used, it reminded me of things buried deep down somewhere. The actual intentions were, thus, inevitably revealed. The exchange of words (to me, honestly, it isnt anything more than that!) made me think, why cant some people just move on in life? They wouldnt leave it and wont let you do so too!

Second, with a colleague with CLEAR intentions of conveying their wishes and reminding me of a small tiny tiff from the past. What this person tried to reconcile on, was something I had forgotten, purposely, since it wasnt something to drag and keep fuming about. I was asked to forgive and forget, and I gladly agreed.

I am not the thinker kinds, but the comparison came naturally to me. Both these people and their situtations in my life are different, let me admit.
But guess this Holi, I've got my lessons right :)

Hope you enjoy the colours and let go off things that don't really matter!