Friday, November 26, 2010

Aren't Vegetarians killing living beings too?

Hi all,
I am writing after a looooooooonnnggg time.. But I feel nice about starting again with something I strongly feel about..

I am writing about one of the most argued subjects and my thoughts on that.. Vegetarianism!! I am a staunch vegetarian myself.. But I am not completely against people eating Non-Veg food.. What I am really against is the cruelty on them and also their argument that plants are also living beings..

First, let me talk about the cruelty animals are facing these days!
Why I really bother about killing animals is that people have started to breed them in inhuman ways to satisfy the growing demand for meat (Other than for the pleasure of hunting). When people had to breed them naturally and eat them, there were restricting factors like money, availability etc. Now, companies after companies are breeding birds and animals in a place where they can barely move, which I do not feel as anything less than the Nazi concentration camps from the animals point of view.

I have posted many videos in my blog in the article about "Animal Like or ..." Those videos show a sample of these concentration camps.

Second, their famous argument that Vegetarians kill too..
People who use this as a response knew well themselves that they are using this only as a defense.
One famous person, named Dr. Zakir Naik, went one step over board by comparing plants mentally underdeveloped humans and animals to people with full biological development. I felt pity for him.

My only reply to these arguments were that the plants have a choice of not growing and wasting away if the conditions are not suitable unlike the poor animals in the concentration camps and those killed in Kosheries and such places. Also, if one can compare plants and animal with humans as Dr. Naik did, may be cannibalism is acceptable too.. A cannibal likes a human's meat and so be it.. Let him eat.. Let him breed and eat!!

Since I am not a biological expert myself, I didn't know to express myself as clearly as the response below:

Someone questioned Sir JC Bose, about our use of plants for human food. "The cause of humanitarianism," he wrote, "can only be advanced by change of spirit, and not by making fun of people who feel compassion for the suffering of animals, greatly accentuated by terror when they are being done to death. Obviously, plants do not suffer from this terror, their nervous structure, where present, being far more rudimentary." No statement could be more authoritative or more conclusive.

In other words, as my friend explained, "
To imply that vegetarians maintain a one-dimensional ethical stance unconcerned with the death of plants is the wrong springboard.the mind and intellect of a plant is rudimentary as compared to that of an animal.the comprehension of pain is almost non-existent. Pain is demonstrated by averse reactions to negative stimuli that are non-purposeful or even maladaptive."

What we are asking is:
1) Please do not demean vegetarians pity for animals by accusing them of killing plants. Even if so, we are one step better that non-veg people as they kill Plants and Animals.
2) We are not against people eating non-veg food.
Once I met a prof. from Univ. of Tennessee who said "My wife and I have taken it as a policy to eat only farm raised animals and also of them also, we do not eat baby meat". This is what a human being is supposed to think and feel like. At least I feel so!

Hope this time, with the help of Sir. JC Bose and the Prof. I have made my stance and some of the other vegetarians stand more clear!

I eat to live, to serve, and also, if it so happens, to enjoy, but I do not eat for the sake of enjoyment.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

A good eater must be a good man; for a good eater must have a good digestion, and a good digestion depends upon a good conscience.
-- Benjamin Disraeli

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Why do people get married?

Now that I am married.. and since I am newly married ;), I still am happy about getting married.. I came across two poetic sayings on why do people get married! I like them, I adored them and I thought of sharing them.. Here they are..

This is one is so close to my heart and kind of speaks out my reason for getting married :)

Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...

Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...

Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...

Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...

Though I do not believe that getting married is a "great thing" or per say whatever is given below can exist between two people only by way of marriage, I still think this one is Sweet..

What greater thing is there for two human souls
than to feel that they are joined together to strengthen
each other in all labor, to minister to each other in all sorrow,
to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the
silent unspoken memories?

Friday, November 20, 2009

A True Genius.. rather a Good Human..

What I love about this guy is this!!

How are you planning to split it between India and MIT?
All this knowledge, I gained from India.. I want to take this technology to the masses rather than confining it to the labs...

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Love is priceless!

Entire world is moving towards a mechanical life, having little or no time to realize or sweetness in life, in love.. There are people who truly are different from the majority and do the best they can. This is dedicated to them and for the rest, I hope that we all realize the importance of not allocating time for love, life when all other things are done. I hope, we all prioritize and understand for what we are running!

But above all, when we expect someone to understand us, we should first start by trying to understand others..

Here it is:


A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell. He painted
a sign advertising the 4 pups and set about nailing it to a post on the
edge of his yard.

As he was driving the last nail into the post, he felt
a tug on his overalls. He looked down into the eyes of a little boy. "Mister,"
he said, "I want to buy one of your puppies."

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat of the
back of his neck, these puppies come from fine parents and cost a good
deal of money."
The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then reaching
deep into his pocket, he pulled out a handful of change and held it up to the
farmer. "I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take a look?"
"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out a whistle. "Here! Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain link fence. His eyes danced with delight.

As the dogs made their way to the fence, the little boy noticed something else stirring
inside the doghouse. Slowly another little ball appeared, this one
noticeably smaller , Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat awkward
manner, the little pup began hobbling toward the others,doing its best to
catch up..! ..

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the runt. The
farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said, "Son, you don't
want that puppy. He will never be able to run and play with you like these
other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence,
reached down and began rolling up one leg of his trousers. In doing so
he revealed a steel brace running down both sides of his leg attaching
itself to a specially made shoe. Looking back up at the farmer, he sai d, "You
see sir, I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone who
understands." With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and picked up the
little pup. Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy -
" How much?" asked the little boy.

"No charge," answered the farmer, "There's no charge
for love."

The world is full of people who need someone who

Friday, August 28, 2009

I am guilty and so is the rest of Human kind..

Human? or Animal-like?

It is common saying among humans about a violent human that the person is behaving like an animal! I want people to think if it is fair to give such a comparison.
I do not want to write much about it. I am just gonna post some articles here which should make the point!

The Human

The Animal

Another prominent example..

I think I am guilty too. Raise the green house effect on a day to day basis. Destroy polar bears. So seal population raises. Then kill them mercilessly to control their population. But do nothing about ones own mistakes. I feel guilty. At least the leopard had the heart and courage to understand the outcome of its doing and take care of the offspring.

Please tell me, are the definitions for animal-like and human-like correct?
I think animals do not deserve the shame of comparisons to such a selfish human kind.

I love animals. I am not saying all humans are bad towards animals. But there are many many heartless hunters, insensitive, and mean people towards animals &/or people who support animals, and very many who do not even care for other humans as well.

I am angry, am sad.. I hope people who do love take some initiative or at least support others who had the courage to take initiatives!

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Mahatma Gandhi , India

I pray.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Emotional Self-torture!

Have you felt cheated? sad? embarrassed? If there is a person who says "No" to that first sentence, then it is simply a lie to the self; just a classic case of 'A Person in a State of Denial'. But some people can get past those moments gracefully. Now you might wonder, 'How can someone be graceful about an embarrassing moment?' . True! One gets embarrassed and then its an embarrassing moment. But how one is able to manage out of that moment mentally is the most important thing. Some people just brush it off while some cry over it for days, weeks or even months. To the people who are of the latter kind the story below is really to be taken seriously. As for the others, it is meagre proof that brushing off is good.

The Pretty Lady


Once upon a time a big monk and a little monk were traveling together. They came to the bank of a river and found the bridge was damaged. They had to wade across the river. There was a pretty lady who was stuck at the damaged bridge and couldn't cross the river. The big monk offered to carry her across the river on his back. The lady accepted. The little monk was shocked by the move of the big monk. "How can big brother carry a lady when we are supposed to avoid all intimacy with females?" thought the little monk. But he kept quiet. The big monk carried the lady across the river and the small monk followed unhappily. When they crossed the river, the big monk let the lady down and they parted ways with her.

All along the way for several miles, the little monk was very unhappy with the act of the big monk. He was making up all kinds of accusations about big monk in his own head. This got him madder and madder. But he still kept quiet. And the big monk had no indication to explain his situation. Finally, at a rest point many hours later, the little monk could not stand it any further; he burst out angrily at the big monk. "How can you claim yourself a devout monk, when you seize the first opportunity to touch a female, especially when she is very pretty? All your teachings to me make you a big hypocrite.

The big monk looked surprised and said, "I had put down the pretty lady at the river bank many hours ago, how come you are still carrying her along?"

Moral : This very old Chinese Zen story reflects the thinking of many people today. We encounter many unpleasant things in our life, they irritate us and they make us angry. Sometimes, they cause us a lot of hurt, sometimes they cause us to be bitter or jealous. But like the little monk, we are not willing to let them go away. We keep on carrying the baggage with us. We let them keep on coming back to hurt us, make us angry, make us bitter and cause us a lot of agony. Why? Simply because we are not willing to put it down or let go of the baggage.

So, does all such moments leave us without an impact? No. Thats not possibly possible. I am just trying to say that one must learn from it. Analyse what will help in saving us from being in the exact same situation again. Work for it. But just don't let it hurt you more than it should. After all, everyone has their own painful moments of embarrassment, sorrow, deceit and more.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Hello all!!
Since I started blogging, I feel a need to relate every new emotion to a blog entry!! So here I go narrating my experince with my mom!

I like all kinds of music as long as they dont hurt my ears. But I really an passionate towards folk music from any place in the world. Being born and brought up in Tamilnadu, I follow the tamil filmi folk a lot. Thus, one fine day I came across a song in the Airtel Super Singer competition. Yeah, in a competition where the chief guest was singing this particular song. Since I was away from home, [in Germany] I didn't know it before then. The song had a huge applause at the end. So I went into youtube to see the original video of it only to get thoroughly shocked! One can find the video here.

I thought the songs choreography was a bit too raw. So I showed to my mom to see her reactions. Guess what.. here comes the shock of my life! She says, "Oh this kind of dance. They do in the villages around midnight. This the local club dance!" As a girl who has never been to village side festivals, this was new to me. I then realised that every place has its own kind of everything!

At this point I am not sure what to feel about it. But I realise that every place has its unique form in every art. We just need to find it, cherish it and not insult it! After all, we have our own club dance among others!