28 January 2009

NGOs in India

I was amazed by a recent "List of NGOs in Bangalore" I came across on the internet.

The List was incomplete without any details about what they do.. But, really, I had no idea SO MANY of them existed in the first place. And a few of them that some of my friends knew were in need of money, terribly.

There are so many trusts, foundations, the CSRs of various fat-pocket MNCs that are actually looking for things to do, but they can't find many things to change out there.Really.

Why don't all these connect??

1. They don't advertise that they have money to give away. You may laugh at this, but Yes, there are fraudulent organizations, fraudulent applications, with fake credentials, which always pose the best case for why One should invest the money there. Coz' their case is fictional, and that's always more exciting than reality to Human beings in general.

2. People don't run around checking if the applications are valid and authentic. People are so busy making the money that they don't have the time or people to run background checks on all the organizations. I feel that deserving people lose out mostly because of this.

3. NGOs don't advertise either. When you don't have the money to run it, Ads are, let's say, out of the picture.

4. MNCs always choose these NGOs you can't doubt, for eg. the Spastics Society. That is good enough for them.

5. The point is, there are a lot more of them, genuine, but not noticed.

6. There is no real one-stop-site that covers all NGOs :)

I think we should do something about it.

If you know a genuine NGO, please add as a comment the following details about it.
-Name
-Address
-Website
-Contact number
-Description

I need volunteers. From every place in India. We can track these NGOs, and check what all they really need, what section of the society they look at improving, what cause they have given themselves to etc.. (I have a template in the making :D)

We'll run a check on everything about them. We'll maintain this in a site. Let it become the one page trusts can look into and find what they want. Where they can make a huge change.

I need your views, fellas.

19 January 2009

My attempt at Thamizh poetry.. (yeah, i try everything :P)

Post removed due to popular... "request".

04 January 2009

A Ten Minute Attempt

(In the middle of a movie, when Munish was out talkin on the phone.. So, Don't xpect much :P)

Life wasn’t interesting, would have liked it short,
Till your tsunamic entry into my little world.
You came in to my life and (you) took things apart,
Redefined Beauty, internal, to me.

I loved this change, I loved my first and only change,
Just seeing you smile made my day.
You never knew that I even looked at you,
You just took my Breath away!

Things changed a lot, so did time..
I moved out of the city, against my wish.
I couldn’t see you anymore, not even in a pic,
Taken out of water, this little fish.

Missed you a lot, I couldn’t get you off my mind
Didn’t like any other girl. Not even one.
Days turned Months, Months turned years,
I became a Zombie, You became my dream.

Went back to the city, when I could think on my own,
Searched your street, my street and every place else,
Couldn’t find you at all, except in my heart,
I gave up hope, but couldn’t give you up.

What a waste, this life is, I couldn’t even find you..
Here I am wasting myself, whilst you mightn’t know I existed.
Did you even know me? Do you know my name?
Even if you did, do you remember me??

Not many questions, even fewer answers,
Gave up hope, but couldn’t give you up buddy..
Another girl enters, but the heart is divided,
I wonder how to breathe in, after breathing in already.

The day I saw you again, a feeling that is unbound joy,
Flowing through me, a feeling that couldn’t be hidden,
You not only knew me, but also remembered me,
“Oh my God, I can’t believe this”, You said and...

...later asked me, “Would you be my Man?”
Followed by, “Just kidding, No one can”.
I felt reborn, though for a second,
But I felt so empty, more like Hollow.

It took a week before I could be a li’l normal,
Before I decided to tell you that you were my Destiny,
But When you told me that you were in love with some one,
There was nothing left in me, coz’ yea, of course, it was someone else.

You were in my dream today, yet another time,
To remind me how things shoulda been ideally.
You talk rarely, Then I try not to show myself,
Coz’ I ain’t the guy you think I am. Coz’ I act.

Beauty in all its manifestations
Just beyond the end of my outstretched arm,
You just flew away, coz’ I didn’t wanna hurt you one bit.
So, I’ll just stay good, and savour all those little rare smileys.

And live through, just the same.