October 20, 2009

Fun-da !

Being associated with the BPO sector can sometimes give you access to some funny moments. I work part-time in a medical transcription company training people from varied backgrounds in Medicine and medical terminologies.

When the company hires trainees, they are asked to give a test. A part of this is an essay which helps to show the candidates general knowledge and his/her language skills. This is the part which gives us some funny moments. No disregard to the persons who wrote the following gems, but these are indeed funny!

Al Gore and Pachoria will suffer a massive myocardial infarction if they ever get to know that Global warming is an essential concept developed by the Government to protect the environment!

Saniya(!) Mirza plays tennis with shutlies and coc?? Volleyboll played on the thumb? Sorry? And we knew that the IPL and ICL were ruining traditional cricket, but to this extent was not known!

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October 16, 2009


Biwi wants to burn crackers this Diwali. She loves crackers.

I'm a huge supporter of a No-Cracker Diwali and have been practicising the same for close to a decade now.

Folks, kindly advise an amicable future course of action.

And yes, a Very Happy Deepawali to You All :)


Here are 10 good reasons why you should have a Cracker-free Diwali...

10. Crackers are very costly.

9. You are encouraging Child Labour by using crackers.

8. Most of the shops you buy these from, do not adhere to the Excise Dept guidelines.

7. Crackers release a lot of Ultra-violet and Infrared radiation, which are harmful to the eyes and the body parts.

6. Diwali (Deepavali) is a festival of lights, not sound. Crackers can cause deafness.

5. Maximum number of Burn cases are reported in the Diwali season due to the improper use of crackers.

4. Humans might be able to protect themselves, but the crackers have a deep physical and mental impact upon animals.

3. Most crackers do not adhere to the Govt guidelines on Noise pollution and the sound of these crackers is above the permitted levels. In short, many are Illegal.

2. Levels of Air pollution, which are already high in India, reach astronomical levels on Diwali and can be very harmful to the human body.

1. Crackers and Fireworks are the single largest cause of respiratory diseases like Bronchial Asthma, Chronic Bronchitis and other Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases, and also a major cause of fright amongst the elderly which can lead to disastrous consequences on their health.

So, hopefully, you would have a fun-filled, beautiful and cracker free Diwali.