Monthly Archives: December 2013
India passed a bill Wednesday that will enable the establishment of an independent agency to investigate corruption among government officials. Many Indians hope the first-of-its-kind agency will bring much needed change to the graft embattled country.
The bill — known as the Lokpal Bill after the Hindi word for ombudsman — is the culmination of the long struggle of veteran anti-graft activist Anna Hazare, who led a mass movement in 2011 that forced the government to introduce the bill in parliament.
“People are lining up to take credit, but there is an old man who keeps fasting for the bill and appeals to our collective conscience,” opposition Bharatiya Janata Party leader, Sushma Swaraj said, acknowledging Hazare’s role.
Hazare said there was no room for complacency. “People have to be vigilant. Only then will they benefit from this law,” he told reporters after the bill was passed. He called for “committees…
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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention
Imagine, in great detail, an invention that could help reverse pollution — describe for us how your invention works and how it will help save the planet.
Photographers, artists, poets: show us INVENTIVE.
As suggested by wordpress’ Daily Prompt.
So, what invention could help prevent pollution?
You must be aware that pollution has a wide coverage, ranging from physical through emotional to moral and almost a limitless variety of fields.
To pollute means; to make dirty.
This could also mean; to add impurities or an impurity.
Certain forms of pollution would affect comfort, health, aesthetics, functionality, etc. Depending on what the case is.
When a mind is polluted, misconduct becomes evident.
When a meal is polluted, it becomes potentially harmful to the body.
When a system is polluted, it stands the chance of a mal-function.
What invention can take care of pollution?
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By Caitlin Kelly
Here’s a beautiful post by a young woman, chosen for Freshly Pressed, about how she’s spending the holidays, without the traditional closeness of family:
We were browsing the greeting card aisle at Target the other day, looking for something to send my parents for Thanksgiving. The more I skimmed the contents of each card, the more discouraged I became.
Because it hurts to know millions of people all over the country will be sending cards that say things like, “Holidays are a time to appreciate loved ones…” or even better, “I’m so thankful to be spending this day with you…”
But I didn’t pick a card like that. I was relegated to a small selection of cards that read more along the lines of “Hope your holiday is __________.” Fill in the blank with words like blessed, enjoyable, and joyful. These are the neutral cards meant for…
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