Showing posts from July, 2013

Goodbye Henry

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
Henry was put to sleep on 24th of July 2013.The Greek term” Euthanasia” or the good death was upon him as he was no longer able to function on his own.Animal euthanasia (from Greek, meaning "good death") is the act of humanely putting an animal to death or allowing it to die as by withholding extreme medical measures. Reasons for euthanasia include incurable (and especially painful) conditions or diseases, lack of resources to continue supporting the animal, or laboratory test procedures. Euthanasia methods are designed to cause minimal pain and distress. Euthanasia is distinct from animal slaughter and pest control, which are performed for purposes other than an act of mercy, although in some cases the killing procedure is the same.
In domesticated animals, this process is commonly referred to by euphemisms such as "lay down", "put down", "put to sleep", or "put out of its/his/her misery". When h…

Financial Reality

Vasu Reddy From Chicago

Last week the newspapers highlighted that the City of Detroit has declared bankruptcy.It’s a major city that is renowned for it its car manufacturing; being the home of the biggest car manufacturers in the world including GM, Ford and Chrysler along with many other auto businesses, and their suppliers and support services. This is the motor city which is the capital of auto manufacturing in the world, and just went bankrupt.

Detroit not only lost its good credit, but also a major portion of its population.Only in America this happens that a major city is allowed to follow the natural course of correcting its financial abilities, and Detroit declaring bankruptcy should not be regarded as a shameful event, rather the nation facing the reality with changes to population, jobs, infrastructure and a slew of financial and accounting issues that are a fact of life.

It is quite commonplace for individuals and companies to face bankruptcy and restructuring…

Equality for All

Vasu Reddy From Chicago

The democratic nations are still undergoing the metamorphosis of acceptance that all people are created with equal importance and equal rights.Granted that women and men are biologically different, and people come in all shapes and sizes and colors; all said and done; we humans are equal to one other.Over centuries of cultivated traditions and cultures and the human behavior to make rules that best suit the powerful, many things we know as norms have been followed by societies.In varying degrees men and women have different behaviors and roles in daily life, and the society itself over time has made up some way of life for men and women.

In the recent decades there has been a gradual detachment to the age old rules and traditions laid out for men and women, and people in some parts of the world have been embracing the equality aspect of all a bit more progressively than others.Democracies have also been fostering the equality for all a little mor…

Divide and Rule

Vasu Reddy from Chicago

From the ancient Greeks to the British until they ruled most of the world use the divide and rule concept quite effectively.The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures and prevents smaller power groups from linking up.After the British split India 1947 before leaving the Indians and Pakistanis to their own self governance, (later Pakistan and Bangladesh in 1971), they also left Indians with Indian National Congress (“INC”) to govern the newly independent India.Along with the independence the INC also inherited the divide and rule policy of the British, so well learned were the congressmen in the policies of British, they have continued to follow the divide and rule administrative polices even after many generations of independence from the British.

There is very little of INC and British influence from 1947 on the current crop of politicians.The ideals of the original founders of INC might have been noble in the caus…

Learn and Rebuild

Vasu Reddy from Chicago

The devastation caused by heavy rains is continuing to raise the human casualties along with unimaginable loss of property.There is really little evidence on how many people have been lost in the floods due to the way the Indians keep track of their near and dear ones.One might never know how many people might have perished in the floods and the loss of livelihood in the aftermath.One can only imagine about the number of people who perished in their path to devotion.There is also a lot of talk on the loss of businesses around the temple along with washed away guest houses and other areas that were built around the temple premises.
Now that the devastation has already happened and the human fragility has been completely in the open, it is perhaps a great time to do the right things to necessitate the rebuilding that will allow for the holy places to be intact for thousands of years to come.To start with these places of worship have been standing t…