The White Doves
poem and snaps
Research and surveys
conclusion (click here)
Behind the scene
THOUGHTS THAT CAME UP DURING THE PROJECT (a must read)
During the project many beautiful and complicated thoughts came up in our minds.We have compiled most of them here.
Black and white TV.
There has been a great advance in technology and the TVs which were just Black and White now have become full of colours. While
technology has become colourful, why the geo-political world is still surrounded by traditional and conservative images of
White? Let us live a colourful life. And in order to do that, we need to advance our social skills
and understand the world in a practical
and a better way.
A plausible path to peace
We have often heard and experienced that people tend to get interested in something that is in their favour. It is a basic human
nature.This could solve the problem to some extent. If you do believe in the external God (not your soul), then it is not at all bad to
pray to your God as the idol strengthens your will power, conscience and confidence and it relfects in your soul. But, obviously God
wants and never will want the opposite of peace and instability in the world. So, if someone is not interested in your
beliefs, then why enforce it ? This is only creating destruction. So, it is good that you keep these matters away when you are out of your
house and be HUMAN. Talk something that interests everyone. Doesn't your face light up when you hear someone speaks 4 words to
you in your language in a foreign land? That means peace can also be achieved through lighting up one's face by doing something that
others think that is exclusive to them. So, join their prayer sessions, take in their food habits and partake their cultural richness and
speak a few words in their language. If you take this step, they too will feel like doing so. The result will be harmony.
FAKE RELIGIOUS LAWS
Just today (17 April 2012) on the news channel, I watched a debate about students of an Islamic Osmania College holding a beef eating
festival. A cow is a sacred animal for Hindus and they aren't supposed to eat it. But, it is allowed that you eat other animals. Extremist
quivering at the Osmanians for eating the beef. Now, here itself are two manipulated rules. It is like the story where the
cat ate a pumpkin
and a it spred from person to person evryone manipulated it a bit and at the end it became a story in which a pumpkin
Religion initially did not at all lay these rules as these were common ways of survival then. Think it over.
There are some rules that are very meaningless.Not just critisising one religion but it exists in all. The concept of Religion itself is
manipulated. Some x religion says you can't marry anyone who is not of your religion. First of all, God hasn't at all created separate
religions for him to be able to lay this rule. Second, why in the world would God even want to restrict humans marrying humans? Even
prophets haven't laid down such rules. The rules they have laid have also been manipulated.
(source the myth of the holy cow book)
Cup and the Coffee
A jazzy cup won't change the taste of bad or a good coffee.This thought stuck when I saw an inspirational story in a newsletter. It means
that it doesn’t matter how beautiful and elegant a person or a country makes themselves look, what matters is what at the inside, their
true form and reality. Like a person’s reality lies in his soul and thinking of every aspect of life, like equality of religious status in their
minds. Similarly the true form of a country lies in its people, if the people of the country respect each other, their religions, their
language and culture, the country would be strong from within like the best coffee. If the people of the country are smart they can
portray themselves as calm & equal but it wont be their reality ‘cause smartness doesn’t decide the love and respect a person
Not only this, this one can be applied to life too as in the newsletter.The money or luxury that you have in life is the cup and the coffee
is life.If you drink coffee in a metal cup or in a plastic cup.It won't change the flavour and smell.The same way the money you have is
just the cup you life is the essence.It will have the same flavour and smell if you adore it accordingly.In order to do that you need not
look at others' cups and feel jealous as they too are having the same coffee with the same amount of sweetness.
More coins but less value
More coins less value. This means that a person can own a lot of coins but the value could be less than a person having less coins
having larger value. Say a country could have a very large population but if the people living in the country are just educated machines
or uneducated also with religious discrimination, inequality and disrespect for the other half of themselves, the country would be much
weaker and much poor than a country with lesser population and highly educated, religiously tolerant, humane, peace propagating &
equality believing people.
Beauty Lies In The Eyes of the Beholder
It is all about perspectives and perceptions. Would a mother ever feel that her son or daughter is ugly? Will she ever call them ugly,
whatsoever they maybe, the son a cancer patient or the daughter an acid attack victim? No. But other people will do. Why? I
pondered over this for a long time. Perhaps, the mother is a mother and there are no words in my vocabulary to be able to describe her.
very well the inner beauty of her child. Why not we bring a beautiful cellophane in front of our eyes and see the whole world
as a collection
of millions of beautiful creatures?
We don't have eyes to look whether someone is black or white, we have it to see the colourful world
around us. Why not enjoy it rather than spoiling all the excitement? Sometimes, I feel we should have got eyes that could not at all see
colours. Only then will we realise the value of what we have.
In India respecting people is very important.Here elders irrespective of whether you know them or not are addressed as Aunty (female)
or Uncle (male).India's pledge cites- "all Indians are my brothers and sisters".And so others are like brothers and sisters of your
parents and hence you call them uncle or aunty.Anyone of your age or your peers are addressed as bhaiyya(hindi)(brother) or behenji or
didi (hindi)(sister or elder sister).Teachers are called sirs and mams.
Create a free website