Category Archives: People

City of Lost Children

New book  “Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity”  by Katherine Boo journalist.

http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/02/06/city-of-lost-children/

India is country of paradox. It has got billionaires and also people who earn $1 per day. There is no way to remove or close out the slums unless people stop moving into one from villages. We need to work hard to make people stay in the villages.

I am planing to read the book.

Japan Earthquake 2011

8.9 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Japan and triggers a 30-Foot Tsunami

Even though the country is shaken the people aren’t.  Here are the 10 things that was observed that would keep inspiring me.

1. THE CALM

Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.

2. THE DIGNITY

Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.

3. THE ABILITY

The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings swayed but didn’t fall.

4. THE GRACE

People bought only what they needed for the present, so everybody could get something.

5. THE ORDER

No looting in shops. No honking and no overtaking on the roads. Just understanding.

6. THE SACRIFICE

Fifty workers stayed back to pump sea water in the N-reactors. How will they ever be repaid?

7. THE TENDERNESS

Restaurants cut prices. An unguarded ATM is left alone. The strong cared for the weak.

8. THE TRAINING

The old and the children, everyone knew exactly what to do. And they did just that.

9. THE MEDIA

They showed magnificent restraint in the bulletins. No silly reporters. Only calm reportage.

10. THE CONSCIENCE

When the power went off in a store, people put things back on the shelves and left