Thursday, December 18, 2008

Organic Milk - Whats that?

Last time we have been to Tesco, my wife was looking for milk bottle which we generally take. She always finds the one by matching the label and when she didnt find, started looking for alternatives. Thats the time, she noticed that tesco sells different types like organic, skimmed, semi skimmed etc., She understood the differences in skimmed, semi-skimmed etc., but one which she asked me - What does it actually mean by Organic Milk?

I thought let me check in web for official definition, and when i saw the below links saying

‘Organic’ is a legally defined quality mark, indicating that production meets the Advisory Committee on Organic Standards (ACOS) criteria. These standards emphasise animal welfare and, by avoiding artificial fertilisers, pesticides and other non-natural chemicals, and prohibiting the routine use of antibiotics and other conventional drugs, also ensure care for the environment, and promote the highest standards of food quality and safety.

It struck to me suddenly, what the above para defines is actually nothing but the Milk we drink daily in India (villages/towns) where milk man comes to house and delivers the milk which is produced the same day. (ofcourse cities are getting globalised :-) ) And i was feeling very sorry for the western world. These people never understood the life as it is given by Nature, instead they exploited it, tried to show superiority over nature by producing new inventions, defining new practices or so called standards and to have them accepted committees, rules, regulations are created. Now they are back to square 1. They are now re-defining the source with new names and to make it accepted, again new committees, rules are created.
I Pity these Western Countries and the People.

Mera Bharat Mahan, Jai Hind.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Warning:: Do not access ""

Freinds, do not access this site. This site comes with additional features for you in the form of spyware. Two of my friends PCs got infected with virus on accessing this.


Saturday, December 13, 2008

Kungfu Squirrels

Since my childhood, i like watching squirrels, thats one of my favourite hobby. I always used to dream of having them as pets, record videos of their every single cute....isn't it!!

May be thats one reason, not to downgrade the directors effort, Alvin and ChipMunks was a movie which i enjoyed a lot especially with excellent dialogues and now seeing this article makes me more mad about them. Feels like becoming a Professional Photographer watching cute little creatures, one of many creations by God. watch these now....

Group pose, complete with steely eyes and a strangely human set of expressions

A Cape Ground squirrel kicks a female neighbour where the sun doesn’t – or rather does – shine

** Photos are taken from Metro online newspaper edition

Monday, December 8, 2008

Book i am reading...Halfway Point

Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick, is the book i am reading currently and Even though i am just half way through, i have become a great fan of this book. I have presented my copy to Dad and bought another to continue reading the other half of book.

Few thoughts on the half way mark....

Before i start off, i would like to pass my congratulations to the author for his excellent work. The book will never let you down and i assure you would never be willing to put the book down for a sec once you start reading it. (ofcourse you should be great fan of maths and physics).

The prologue is an excellent way of introducing the subject and the book to readers. And if you read the below lines, wowwwww would be the only answer and your nerves start resonating for reading this book ...

Where Chaos BEGINS, classical science stops. For as long as the world has had physicists inquiring into the laws of nature, it has suffered a special ignorance about disorder in the atmosphere, in the turbulent sea, in the fluctuations of wildlife populations, in the oscillations of the heart and the brain. The irregular side of nature, the discontinous and erratic side - these have been puzzles to science, or worse, monstrosities.

to be continued....