I cannot believe this is real, but it is.
Britain has approved a farm purely to breed beagles for animal testing.
The abuse of any animal is a disgrace but breeding such a smart, beautiful animal purely to poke and prod and test is heartbreaking.
PLEASE sign this to reverse the approval. This is so important.
London, by the Palace Mar 13, 2015 Fri 8:15 pm GMT
There is an unveiling of the statue of Mahatma Gandhi at Parliament Square in London and they - the organisers and the British Prime Minister Hon David Cameron - have written to invite me to the event. This quite simply is an overwhelming moment. I mean .. this is like giving me an importance I just do not deserve .. I am astonished and humbled and have with some trepidation, accepted the offer … and now have been asked to do a reading as well from some of the Mahatma’s works at the time of the function !!
Trepidation .. was the right word !!
Anyway .. there it is .. and there it shall be .. its early tomorrow morning, so one needs to rest after a somewhat turbulent flight, particularly over the regions of Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, the Black Sea, smoothening out as we approach Europe and finally a very mild and comfortable landing at Heathrow.
These are rare privileges and I must thank the kindness of those that consider for me. I am less deserving, but am honoured too.
Its time too to be with family. Shweta is here too, to be with the children - Navya and Agastya - so she shall be giving me moral support, and of course we shall bring in her birthday on the 17th …
The chill in London is bracing and fresh. The clarity of thought seems to improve when you have that, as also the silence of solitude. Keeps the mind active beyond all. An opportunity to talk to yourself almost. To ponder over what is right and what is not. To think whether what has been done and what awaits approval in time, stands the test of integrity and respect. That is the most important aspect. Take whatever else you need to take from me, but leave me my integrity and respect. I will and can fight back with these moral armaments, and not so sure if the trappings of other feelings and desire, shall.
Ohhh .. just hate the use of words and language that signifies a ‘with it’ culture. And the one just used is one such. The others ..? Well there is a host of them, and even though they form the right term for the young, the more traditional, seem more traditional, to the traditional. And I wonder if I was a part of it !!
They say the connect with the young is prime in any field today in our country. I am now beyond young. So how the connect ? How the lured effort for the youth ? Have no idea. And that really is the dilemma ! With almost 80% of the country’s population in that cast - the young and the beautiful - it becomes imperative to cater, or consider later !!
I am now under very deep influence of a worn out mind and body. Excusè !!
Don’t Let the Tories Scrap The Human Rights Act in Britain
I know this is non-writing related, but if you could all take a moment to consider the fact that the Conservative Government in Britain is trying to replace the HRA with a Bill of Rights that will make these rights non-absolute;
The right t a fair trial
the right to life
the right to education
the right to asylum
the right to not be tortured
the right to legal representation
the right to not face indeterminate detainment
These rights will fall under a “threshold” law which means that someone decides in which circumstances they are and are not applicable.
This is scary shit so please sign this petition if you can! Thank you so much