Its festive season here in India. One of the major festival of Hindu Calender Deepawali (a.k.a Diwali) is being celebrated in the last week of the October month. A few days back myself and my father together we went to a Shopping Expo was hosted by CII in sector 17, Chandigarh. In that Shopping Exhibition cum festival there were varied merchants using the platform to popularize their new products in the local and regional market. Going through the exhibition we came across a new brand of oil Canola which was being marketed as much healthier choice over olive oil. Culturally we Punjabis prefer to use Ghee or Sarson oil (mustard oil) for our North Indian desi recepies. Since there has been rise in cardiac arrest case due to blockage of arteries, people are looking to adapt low fat substitutes like Virgin Olive oil and cotton seed oil etc. I was bit amazed by the marketing hype of canola oil and searched about it on net. And the benefit of internet is in its freely available information from general public which most of the time saves one from becoming a guinea pig.
I strongly and openly claim that am against any kind of GM Foods (genetically modified foods) and recently we pitched up our voice againt BT Brinjal. Thanks to Anti GM activists like Dr. Vandana Shiva that people here in India are becoming aware of Evil of GM foods. I will be tweeting this to Dr. Vandana Shiva. Lets see if this can be prevented to penetrate unsuspected Indian kitchens?
West is predominantly Christian world and when ever you step in their domain one thing becomes very evident that even though we Indian have an impression of Western countries as the porn culture, there still has much impact of Christian Holy Book Bible and ethnic communities still preach and adhere to ethical lifestyle. I see the Christian world more like Hindu religion, when I see them chant the name of Christ and enthusiasm to eradicate evil from world. But then the reality is, more and more evil comes out from their surroundings and locale. The corruption of food is still (and also in mystic Vedic culture) considered as one of the grave sin for humans. Is it the outcome of perishing Country Church culture? May be! Any why don’t Christian missionary like Joel Osteen etc raise their voice against evil of GM Foods? The Christ said “Oh my child! share your bread with thy hungry neighbour!”. And what you are doing? Corrupting the food and poisoning thy neighbour.
There is a widespread disease in India and it is known as MLM i.e. Multi Level Marketing. If anybody wanna become billionaire quickly then Indians are here for them to get their dreams realized. Just sell us dreams to become rich overnight and we will rush for you like Pipe Pipers rats. Some wicked brains are already reaping this market. Some are selling insurance policies, some are selling gold, silver and diamond jewelery, some are selling home products from suit length to toothpaste and while others like SpeakAsia are selling Home based survey data entry through MLM line of trick marketing.
There is one very popular company Amway they are the first ones who made Indians JACK A#$. While an average Indian household spending on cosmetics was around INR Rs.200 per month, they tricked people to by their B*S* products for the tune of Rs.7000/-. If business is for profit, while making fool out of people, then that is really a devils marketing (“Christ Hath Spoken” ). Amway has a tag line which says “We Are Listening”. Yeah! sure they are listening that we are calling ourselves dumb fools.
Now there is another trickster on the market. “Chris Angel” of Home based Survey business, SpeakAsia. This is a world we live in. Here tricksters project themselves as angels. SpeakAsia is just raging into Indian Home based data entry/survey cum MLM marketing, like anything. People are made like Americans were at the time of epic Gold rush time. Every now and then some class tenth school-boy and even B.Tech graduate will approach me and seek my opinion about SpeakAsia kind of Home based data job business. This is ridiculously funny for me to see people getting mad about such fraud marketing schemes.
Now consider this scenario that you pay me 11K buck and I have to pay you back only 4000 on monthly basis with a condition for on you to make two members in your down line and those also pay me Rupees 11 K as joining fee, I’ll be billionaire in six months and every member in my or your down line will be jack @$$. Its a money laundering fraud behind the veil of data entry job.
In ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness) there is a very popular saying, it goes like this ……”In this world you find two kind of people…..one who is cheating and the other is cheated one.” and Indian as best in this…First it was AMWAY and now SpeakAsia.
(AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong and shallow earthquake has hit eastern Indonesia.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake that rattled Sulawesi island Monday morning had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2.It was centered 45 miles (75 kilometers) southeast of the town of Kendari at a depth of 6 miles (9 kilometers).
“The earthquake was of mild intensity with coordinates measuring 36.23 north and 72.17 east. It struck at 6.25 a.m. Its epicentre lay in Pakistan. No damage has been reported from anywhere so far,” said Amir Ali, in-charge of the the disaster management cell at the provincial headquarters here.
At 18:00 Hrs IST Sun ( GMT Sun 12:30 Hrs) SEISMIC activity noticed by my SixthSense
direction West (15 degrees South) towards East (15 degrees North)
nature of Seismic wave was Shortwave type and intensity was low.
SEISMIC activity illustration on Globe
“As 6.9 mag Earthquake hits Solomon Islands, This could be another signal of worry for JAPAN….” Param Lowe
6.9-magnitude quake hits Soloman Islands (east of Papua New Guinea)
An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale jolted Solomon Islands at 0423 GMT on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.The epicenter, with a depth of 81.6 km, was initially determined to be at 10.4450 degrees south latitude and 161.4199 degrees east longitude. The quake was centered 76 km west of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, and 171 km southeast of the capital Honiara, Solomon Islands. Source :The Hindu
Want to see a proof of Sixth Sense? Read my previous post and tweets few minutes ago an Earthquake measuring 3.4 magnitude hits Canterbury region, Within 5 km of Christchurch New Zealand (17th April, 2011 at 11:05 pm NZST)
I woke up at 1:20 AM IST. Its midnight here in India. My inner voice prompted me to log into internet and check for Earthquake news worldwide. To my surprise two major Earthquakes were there in past one hour.
Powerful earthquake hits Japan
JAPAN was rocked late last night by another large earthquake prompting a warning of a tsunami of up to one metre for the Miyagi coast where the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is located.
The tsunami alert was later lifted at 1am local time (2am AEST) . Early reports put the epicentre of the 7.1 magnitude quake in the Pacific Ocean about 66km east of Sendai, or 330km north northeast of Tokyo, at a depth of between 26 and 40km. The quake, which hit at 11.32pm local time (12.32am AEST), is believed to have caused power failures in large parts of northern Honshu and severely shaken buildings. Miyagi Prefecture police reported no major damage or casualties as of 11.55pm Japan time. Read more at The Austrailian
Strong earthquake rocks eastern Mexico
Mexico City – A magnitude-6.5 earthquake rocked eastern Mexico on Thursday, but no injuries or damage were reported. The temblor occurred at 8:11 a.m. and its epicenter was located 83 kilometers (51 miles) southwest of Las Choapas, a city in Veracruz state, at a depth of 167 kilometers (104 miles), the National Seismology Service said. The quake was felt in several cities, including Mexico City, where many people left residences and office buildings as a precaution. The earthquake was felt in Minatitlan, Acayucan, Coatzacoalcos and Moloacan, all cities in Veracruz state.