Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Our True Enemies

The question that really matters now is who is responsible for destructive situation of South Asia? I personally agree with the people who advocate the idealogy that blaming the west is a work of defeatist, small minded humans. If I am weak and your powerful than I should work on my weakness so that it is not abused. Pointing the finger at the west especially at America is merely a ploy used by politicians to save their skin. Yes, US is a nosy superpower but all the problems of South Asia cannot be credit to it. Take illiteracy for one. Illiteracy is widespread due to the negligence of the respective governments and not due to the CIA. Infact, illiteracy coupled with unemployment is the main cause of terrorism. Take the supply of basic commodites such as water, grain and sugar. The US cannot be blamed for these shortfalls.
When the British were ruling over us, we used to blame them for all our miseries. Now we blame our governments and the US. How long can we move along in this manner? Our real enemies are these blame games and our incompetence. IF we, the people of South Asia, today decide that enough is enough and we won't blame others for our problems, but will do whatever we can to help ourselves and our countries only then can we bring progress, growth and enlightenment to this region.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Is space exploration more important than human beings?

Along with terrorism, another issue which seems uncontrollable is World Hunger. The number of hungry people reached 1 billion this year and the number is only going to increase from here. The USA, the world's
grandfather as I like to call it has donated 1.2 billion (the highest) to the World Food Program this year. This is a reduction from 2.07 billion that was donated by USA last year. Many say the decrease is due to recession.
On the other hand, The National Aeronautical and Space Agency (NASA) has received the same amount (17.2 billion) that it received last year. Common sense tells us that in recession the only activity that should have been curtailed is space exploration and the donation to the WFP should have increased. But the opposite is true.
15% of the world population is without basic food facilities and all we are doing is sending shuttles to Mars and the Moon.