By P A Padmanabhan , Chairman, EDCF   |    +91-9562298668   |   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The formation of the Earth is with 33% land and 67% of water. The fresh water is 30% and 97% is saline water. Out of which 28200 Bcm (Billion Cubic Meter) is in polar Ice and glacier and 3740 Bcm is in the form of ground water which is 800 meter below earth surface and around 4710 Bcm is in between 800 to 400 meter below earth surface.

The other day while scanning the news in the local papers I saw this hideous picture of an ugly man; face all patched up, hardly any nose, no eyebrows and two skin projections for ears! He had been through a gruesome accident which had left him in this condition.

A magazine had labeled him, ‘the ugliest man in the world.’

There were tears in her eyes, my daughter’s, as she led me up to the terrace “Look what they’ve done dad,” she wept. I stared with horror. The bird, a pigeon, hung by its neck, held by a thin string, one end of which was attached to a tree. Looking with pity at the lifeless body I reached out to the dead bird and found the same string was tied all round the little mite. “They tied her up dad,” she cried and then hung her there to die!”

My hands are generally not the talkative type, my mouth makes up for that, so I was a tad surprised to hear them speak, “What’s with this new act?” they asked.

“New act?” I asked my hands, “What act?”

With so many actors and actresses dragged by narcotic authorities, either to jail or for questioning, many TV, cinema, and other fans are beginning to come up with strange thoughts and theories.

My neighbor, an old lady, who loves each new film release and insists on attending each release on the first day and first show, and is otherwise glued to her TV screen, was furious, “Why the temper?” I asked as I saw her looking out of the window.