Maria Sokolovski Seasons India 2013

Russian model Maria Sokolovski posing for the 2013 collection of Seasons, a Mumbai based fashion company famous for its modernised traditional Indian dresses…

Maria Sokolovski Seasons India 2013

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For Malala & right to education

Malala Yousafzai [wiki] is a 15-year-old education and women’s rights activist from the town of Mingora in Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. She was shot (and survived) in an assassination attempt by Taliban on October 9, 2012.

November 10 has been designated as Malala Day by The Office of the UN Special Envoy for Global Education [] aimed to deliver education for every child around the world.

There’s lots of stuff going in my mind but I’m short of words… it’s never an easy thing to tackle issues like human-rights, poverty, overpopulation, terrorism, child-labour etc. Perhaps education is the answer… it’s a long and difficult journey regardless.

Malala’s courage and bravery deserves my utmost admiration. I’m feeling a bit ashamed to be frank, and I’m pledging myself to do more to make the world a better place.

India power outages

More than 600m people were affected by the power outage in India after a massive power breakdown for the second day in a row on Tuesday.

India has one of the lowest per capita rates of power consumption (about 1/10 of global average). Energy shortage is a known issue and probably will continue to be a thorn in future. It’s the world’s worst blackout ever, and it might happen again soon.

World’s shortest man, ever

72-year-old Chandra Bahadur Dangi from Nepal has broken the record for the world’s shortest man. At 54.6cm he’s also the shortest person ever measured…

US marines urinating on dead Afghan

If you are news-conscious you probably have learnt about this, of the four US marines apparently urinating on Afghan corpses (else, read from Dailymail or BBC)…

US marines urinating on dead Afghan

Things often go beyond right or wrong in a war imo. I couldn’t see how desecration of corpses are any worse than taking one’s life to begin with; war is never pretty. Don’t get me wrong though, it’s appalling, but I find it ironic that most critics don’t give much damn about the number of casualties but all hyped about this act instead.

It’s unfortunate for the US troopers who risked (and many who lost) their lives on foreign soil only to have their reputation tainted by a few rotten apples. Incident like this is perfect propagandist material which could undo many other efforts.