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9 May 9

On this date,

I slept from 12 PM to 6 PM. The night before was extraordinary in many ways. The rain shower before we boarded the bus was very welcoming (Rain has always foretold good fortunes...for me)

While enjoying the company of those 4 young college girls and 7 'neighbours', the night at that rock hill top that night was heavenly! The cool breeze, shining full moon in that lake surface, the moving clouds, the comfort of that rock surface within the sleeping bag, the joyous energy emanating from the teens around, the jumping atoms from the melting chocolate in my mouth...all that elated the mind!

I've started flirting with my middle age!
As I drift to sleep, the question lingered....What's the right amount of bio-diversity required for this planet to flourish?
The Inflection Is Near?
By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN – Nytimes, March 7, 2009 Sometimes the satirical newspaper The Onion is so right on, I can’t resist quoting from it. Consider this faux article from June 2005 about America’s addiction to Chinese exports: “FENGHUA, China — Chen Hsien, an employee of Fenghua Ningbo Plastic Works Ltd., a plastics factory that manufactures lightweight household items for Western markets, expressed his disbelief Monday over the “sheer amount of [garbage] Americans will buy. Often, when we’re assigned a new order for, say, ‘salad shooters,’ I will say to myself, ‘There’s no way that anyone will ever buy these.’ ... One month later, we will receive an order for the same product, but three times the quantity. How can anyone have a need for such useless [garbage]? I hear that Americans can buy anything they want, and I believe it, judging from the things I’ve made for them,” Chen said. “And I also hear that, when they no longer want an item, they simply throw it aw…

That's me!

He has many FACES. He changes his faces according to the situation. The world was a drama stage in which he played the role of a witty character with wisdom. His acting was natural, well, in fact, he was a perfect mirror of the society around him. He took effort to be a reflection of the individual whom he was interacting with....and he took more effort to paint a positive shade on the reflection, as possible as he can
- A Death wish

Why bother about Biodiversity and Climate change??

Biodiversity is dying. Smaller Cultures & isolated Species are disappearing fast. But what the heck...we are just witnessing one in a probably 10 million years milestone. While many such milestones has gone by so far in this 4.5 billion year old Earth, this one is important to us, because you can be part of only one such event.
After year's of expansion, Earth's biodiversity is contracting in the last 100 odd years. If we humans are NOT to be remembered as the 'Dinosaurs' of this 'Kali Kaalam' age, we need to ACT now. If you think we already have the ability to endure any catastrophes, sorry you're wrong. The cockroaches and turtoise will outlive us for sure.
Having facing this crisis in the mid-way of our journey of mastering 'NATURE', the only option we have now is to 'Collaborate' & 'Integrate' with nature. In humanistic words, LOVE & BE ONE.