Saturday, March 27, 2010
This is Lalitha, W/o.Rajesh Subramanian. I would like to share
something with u. February 23,2010 is an unforgettable day in my life.
Fire occured at Carlton Towers, Bangalore which took away the souls of
9 precious lives. One among them is my dear husband, Rajesh. Still the
accident seems to be a dream for me. I am not able to digest the same.
Morning we got ready together to office. He dropped me at office at
9.30 saying evening i will come to pick u. I called him up at 1pm
saying my maternity leave is sanctioned and from tomorrow i will be at
home. He said "Leave away all your tensions from tomorrow, Stay at
home relaxed. I will get u a Lap top. U better help me from home from
tomorrow:. These were the last words he spoke to me.
When i heard the news that he is hospitalised and getting treated at
Manipal Hospital, I rushed to Manipal. But I saw him only in the
Mortuary. Eyes are filled with tears if I am reminded of that. What
has happened is happened. Even the almighty cannot change it. Next day
we left Bangalore. So i didn't have any idea of what exactly has
happened in Carlton Towers.
After 15 days we went to Bangalore. Same house, same kitchen, same
bedroom, the same street. Remembered of those 1 and half years me and
Rajesh used to roam around the streets, getting vegetables from the
same vendors, going to same hotel, cooking together in the kitchen.
On 23rd March 2010 we had a small memorial at 5pm at Carlton Towers
which was the first month anniversary of the fire accident. I could
see young married women crying for their husband, small children
crying for their mother, aged parents who lost their daughter and son.
It was indeed really painful.
But what is the cause of all these. Is it god made. No it is a man
made accident. If we had been alert, we could have not lost our loved
ones. The building did not have a proper emergency exit. The fire
extinguisher shows the due date as November 2009. The fire engine
which came to the spot did not have water in it. Isn't it not funny.
The Ladders could not reach the top floors. The security guard was not
trained. There was neither a fire alarm nor a smoke alarm in the
building. For the government officials to make money, should we
sacrifice the lives of our loved ones. What has happened is more than
enough. No more event of this kind.
The family of the Victims have formed a community in Face Book called
"Beyond Carlton". It is a committee to fight against fire and ensure
justice. So i request you all to join the community and help us for
the success of the community. But to our shock, there was a major fire
at Kolkata, Park street on the first month anniversary of the
accident.Same time and the same reasons were reported. So pls let us
not sacrifice one more life from our family. Hope i will be getting
your support in this.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Satan (the Devil) came to him in the form of an old man and asked: "What are you aiming to do?" The pious man explained what was happening and his intention to cut the tree. Satan said: "What have you to do with it? If God wished the tree to be cut, he would have sent his Prophet to do it."
The pious man did not listen. The two went on arguing and quarrelling till they came to blows. He managed to knock the Satan down on the floor and sat on him, aiming at cutting his throat. The Satan begged him for pardon and release saying, "Let me suggest you one thing which would help you in this world as well as in the next world. I shall pay you two dinars everyday. You can pay partly to the poor and partly spend for your own self. Leave this tree uncut till God commanded whether it was right or wrong to cut it."
The pious man was misled by the Satan. He thought the suggestion was right and returned home. On the second day, he saw two dinars under his pillow. He was delighted with the money and spent some after the poor. But on the following day, he did not see the money again as expected, so he again took his axe and went to the tree. Again Satan came to him in the form of an old man and asked him, "What do you want to do?" He said, "I want to cut that tree." Satan told him that he had no power to do it so it was better he went back home. He did not agree and again they fought. This time the Satan succeeded in overpowering the pious man and knocked him down on the floor.
The pious man was surprised at this and asked Satan why it so happened that he could not overpower him this time. The Satan replied: "Whoever does a good deed purely for the pleasure of God, no one can face him but if he does it with an aim of worldly gain, then he loses strength and stands to fail."
Why did the pious man win on the first day and lose on the second in his fight against the Satan? Because his first intention to cut the tree, was to please God and nothing else. But the second day, his good intention had changed and it had become for the sake of money. So the God given spiritual strength which he had on the first day had then disappeared and so he lost.
MORAL of this REAL LIFE STORY:
Before any action we take, we must be clear in our minds that the action is in accordance with the commands of God.This can be done by constant thinking and true understanding of the aim of our life. We have to understand what God really wants from us.
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Please click to read in big size.... Thanks... worth the read.
I liked the line in the end he says.... wish to be born Indian again!
My friend Vijayashankar, when he told about the rudeness of English, I didnt believe, but I do now!
Tell me one thing, did Hindusthan of 500countries, fall for getting intimidated by a cannon and a gun, with rudeness?