Tuesday, April 26, 2011

To Ban or Not to Ban

Damaging to the nervous, immune and reproductive systems. Can even lead to death. Established cause of the severe physical and mental deformities in affected areas, most notably Kasaragod district in Kerala. What's more, harmful for the environment as well. The adverse affects of Endosulfan, a highly toxic pesticide, are appalling.

Then why is the Centre opposing the global ban on the manufacture and use of this chemical, currently being considered in the Stockholm Convention? Frankly, this stance is senseless and sadistic! The Union Government is demanding more studies, as if the Kasaragod tragedy is not proof enough! Do we need more people poisoned? More disabled people? More children, whose lives will be empty of laughter?
NO, WE DO NOT! It's imperative that we citizens protest against the Government's callous stand.

Support the Endosulfan ban, support humanity!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Freedom At Last!

The demon called exams freed me from captivity!!!!

After months of the same old boring routine, now I can do whatever I wish to - sleep till 10 am, read my favourite books again and again, listen songs at full volume, eat cold stuff like icecreams and milkshakes without worrying about asthma... for one whole month. And I'm going to make the best of it, because next year I'm going to be in TENTH standard. I'll have to bury my nose in all those stupid textbooks, learning about electronics, polymers, genetics, trigonometry, blah blah blah. So I'm going full out, and try to enjoy life as much as I can - no revising, no homeworks, no waking up at 6 in the morning, no worrying about tests... just pure bliss.

Long live summer vacations! Long live freedom! :)