Today I was extensively analyzing my plan to follow “Raw Veganism”. I was analyzing the various nutritional data for food items which can be consumed raw. I will give this report shortly. But in this process something else strike me. The very reason why I should become “Raw Veganism”, “Do humans contribute to climatic change?“. Before explaining this I will explain what is “Raw Veganism”. This is about consuming vegan diet without cooking. Vegan diet is nothing but eliminating all the animal products from the diet, including milk, egg etc. Check this Wikipedia link to know more about vegan diet.
I read a post in my friend Balan’s blog today. You can read it here… https://poothabalan.blogspot.com/2008/12/something-to-think.html. What I understand from his post is that we should not get satisfied that we don’t have the problems of our neighbors. We should prepare ourselves to avoid or handle the misfortune, if we have to face it tomorrow, and WE SHOULD HELP THEM if possible.
I’ve always loved playing games. I can live without seeing anyone and doing nothing but just play games for hours (even days). I’ve read a lot of debates about whether playing games is good for mind or not. One argument against playing games is that they don’t improve any mental abilities, but people with good mental abilities play games. I would partially agree to this. The thing I don’t agree about this argument is about not improving mental abilities. Actually games serve as a training ground to sharpen our strategic skills (I like Age Of Empires much, so this point came out. But other games sharpen other skills).
I was going through a couple of articles in digg.com. One is about the introduction of significant amount of hybrid buses to the New York city fleet : https://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/22/automobiles/autospecial2/22BUS.html. Another one is about test run of bus with turbine engine, to be introduced to New York fleet shortly : https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/08/27/mta-tests-sleeker-bus-with-turbine-engine/
Hybrid vehicle is the buzz word in the eco friendly community. They have both a fossil fuel engine and an electrical motor to run the vehicle. Authorities claim that in New York the hybrid bus goes 4 miles per gallon (1.7 km per litre), whereas a conventional diesel bus goes 2.75 miles per gallon (1.2 km per litre : significantly lower than Indian buses running 3-4 km per litre, almost 9 miles per gallon, 3 times better, ofcourse they have air conditioning needs).
Few months back my work location was changed to office inside MEPZ (Madras Export Processing Zone). This is one of the Special Economic Zones in Tamilnadu. It houses big exporting companies. My company exports software. So we are also inside this. This post is about the things I thought while riding my bike while coming back from office today.
I was turning that right turn immediately next to my company as usual, after leaving the office. It’s a 4 road junction. So while turning I used to focus more on the right side of the turn. After completing almost 80% of the turn I saw a glimpse of a person requesting for a ride. At the time I saw him, I’d gone about 5 feet away from him. I didn’t stop for him for no reason. Usually I will stop for people asking for a ride. Actually this MEPZ area has only one gate, only through which we can enter this area.
What a wonderful day it has been; I have drawn a demand draft from the bank; I got attestation for my passport size photograph; I took photocopies of the application; And finally applied for my examinations commencing for my 2nd year MBA course. Every thing happened in such an amazing efficiency that I feel so much impressed of myself.
I woke up very late on today, the first day of my weekend. Oh!… well!… not exactly. It is earlier than most of the weekends. I woke up at 11.30 A.M. Almost one and a half hours earlier than other weekends.
It is a normal Saturday for me. But it is very exciting one for my friend. Because he is going to buy a new computer. It is not for him though. It is for his sister. What a wonderful day it is! We are completely unaware that in an hour we are going to be in a big shock that we lost money drawn from the atm for the purchase.