Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Three months after the tsunami, the community leaders of Thevanampattinam have resolved to resume fishing from April 1. Other fishermen in the district full story>>
Sunday, March 27, 2005
In four villages in Aceh Besar district 189 of 676 survivors were female
In some regions the disaster claimed four times as many women as men.
The charity says women were worst-hit because they were waiting on beaches for fishermen to return, or at home looking after children at the time.
The research comes exactly three months after the under-sea earthquake caused a wave that devastated coastlines around the Indian Ocean.Oxfam International focused their research on the Indonesian province of Aceh, the Cuddalore district of India full story>>
Reuters Alertnet reports it as
By Achmad Sukarsono - The Asian tsunami that devastated countries fringing the Indian Ocean on Dec. 26 may have killed up to four times as many women as men, the international aid group Oxfam says. In Indonesia's Aceh province where the catastrophe left more than 220,000 killed or missing, Oxfam surveyed eight tsunami-affected villages and found surviving males far outnumbered females, according to a report released on Saturday. Findings were similar in India and full story>>
Read the press release of Oxfam foundation itself.Also read the full report(Note:The full report is in pdf format) by Oxfam foundation.
You also donate and/or volunteer Oxfam Foundation.
Here is a link for the Oxfam India's web site.
Here I have posted links to some of the news items I came across this weekend
|The flowering of bamboo forests in northeast India could set off a trail of famine and ecological havoc. AARTI DHAR looks at the issue.|
The beginning of the end -- a bamboo grove.
WHEN the bamboo flowers, death and destruction follow, goes a traditional saying in Mizoram, the tiny hill state in northeast India. Way back in 1959, bamboo flowering in the State set off a chain of events that ultimately led to one of the most powerful "movements" against the Government spanning over two decades.
Folklore apart, scientists say that the strange phenomenon of bamboo flowering, called "gregarious bamboo flowering", causes ecological havoc full story>>
Man of Indian origin arrested for murdering mother
A person of Indian origin was arrested on charges of murdering his mother at their residence in the Great Falls area of Washington.Jayant Kadian (20) was charged with first-degree murder for full story>>
Tsunami: scars still remain in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's tsunami wreckage that dotted the coastline three months ago has largely been cleared. The scars, however, continue to remain and full story>>
A grateful Galle
Three months after its worst recorded natural disaster, a warm "thank you" note welcomes guests to a hotel in this southern corner of Sri Lanka. ``We remember those that came forward so spontaneously and gave generously to those in need. We also remember the Indian Navy doctors and their medical team that ran the OPD [out-patient department] at the hotel.. full story>>
| Tsunami victims await Vivek Oberoi's return |
Soon after the tsunami struck on December 26, 2004, film actor Vivek Oberoi plunged into relief work at Devanampattinam in the Cuddalore district.
Two and a half months later, villagers in this fishing hamlet full story>>
Saturday, March 26, 2005
A possible solution is to lay a new road starting right from the Vandipalayam end of the new railway over-bridge (near Rang Roop Mahal) passing through the Saravana nagar,Keshava nagar..etc.,(which are relatively sparsely populated right now) and into the Kotthapakam atleast until Paadhirikuppam.
While return home a even pleasant experience awaited :) yes in Cuddalore<->Pondy bus.us overpacked even before getting out of busstand.Who woories about the plight of the passenger conductor superpacked the bus.As usual the was always pussing the passengers towards the interior of the bus(using vulgar language).
The price for a ticket is fixed for person to travel the entire distance sitting (I suppose).What is the necessity one have to pay the full amount of money without even having a place to stand properly.
There are two ways to fix this problem 1.To introduce more and more Government busses during the peak hours and special busses during the festive seasons 2nd and the permanent solution for this problem is to introduce a railroute between these two destinations.
Thursday, March 24, 2005
Monday, March 21, 2005
In many of the major cities in several countries there is always a well made arrangement for night shopping and night dining in streets in a reguralized manner,articularly tourists from western countries like it.Here I give you link to an article appeared on 'THE HINDU'.Its about the Food Steert in Lahore.Just see how beautiful it looks here
The Confederation of Indian Industry has sought to clarify doubts and apprehensions in respect of State-level value added tax in this FAQ exclusive to'The Hindu'. Here is the link to the FAQ
Here is a edittorial published on 'THE HINDU' about the e-governance
MAKING GOVERNMENT INTELLIGENT
IF A MASSIVE infusion of funds is the magical solution quickly to transform India into a networked nation offering efficient citizen services through e-government... full story
Here is an article appeared in Thirunavanthapuram edition of 'THE HINDU'
Get set to explore the wild
IT IS not every day that children get an invitation to let themselves go, be wild and free.
World Wide Fund for Nature, India (WWF-India), is extending them an irresistible offer to go wild this summer by joining their nature awareness and orientation programme during summer..full story
Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Also the bridge used to be clean once.Now there are more sand and garbages on eitherside of it.
If one such is constructed starting from Manjakuppam H.P.O. right upto Semandalam will avoid accidents.Especially it will slow down the Cuddalore-Pondy buses.They reach the right extreme of the road while taking for other vehicle.
Also it is difficult for the people to cross the road especially during the peak hours.Crossing the road is no easy job on off-peak hours too.
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
'Sethu project will damage marine life'
The Coastal Action Network (CAN) today said that deriving a lesson from the devastation inflicted by tsunami among fishermen, the Centre must abandon the Sethusamudram canal project.If the Government went ahead with the project......read the full article here
Saturday, March 12, 2005
Starting from PWD campus right upto Employment Exchange Office.Commerical complexes can serve for two purposes:
1.Bringing about more commercial activity and
2.More income for the government.
Particularly Goverment ITI is even without a compound wall.My wish(perhaps a better idea) is that commercial complexes can be built at road(of Goverment ITI) end while the ground can be remodeled with some basketball and volleyball courts and it can used by student during the working hours and can be used by general public(sportsmen with membership) during the off working hours.