I am often puzzled by people who claim to be environmentally conscious, who go green in their efforts to help preserve the planet’s natural resources, and yet at the same time they eat meat, a major contributor to the environmental problems we face today.
Not many people realise that the consumption of meat contributes to the increase of our carbon footprint, especially when eating the meat of poultry and cattle reared on farms meant specifically for human consumption.
I won’t bore you with statistics at this stage, but will present you with some known facts that will help you see how environmentally unsustainable meat consumption is.
The Greatest Networker in history, a vegetarian (as claimed by many) named JESUS, had no servants, yet they called him master.
He had no degree, yet they called him teacher.
Had no medicines, yet they called him healer.
He had no army, yet kings feared him.
He won no military battles, yet he conquered the world.
He committed no crime, yet they crucified him.
He was buried in a tomb yet he lives today.
The power of networking is touching people’s lives and transforming them.
Many of you are aware that Vijayaratnam Foundation recently organised a fundraiser performance of the classical dance drama production Dasavatar in Malaysia recently.
Accompanying the dancers in this beautiful production was the man popularly referred to as the Prince Charming of Carnatic Music, the legendary O.S.Arun from India. A versatile singer whose astounding range of music in performance have often proved his remarkable ability to infuse traditional composition with new vigour and impact.
I had the opportunity to invite him to be a part of this podcast and talk to him about reaching the youth through music and culture. I present to you, my conversation with O.S.Arun.
After my various trainings, the one constant question I get is – How do we ensure that the effect of this training lasts?
Based on all the feedback I have been receiving, I decided to start a podcast series that will be available on my blog starting today; where I will tackle the various questions I get via sms, email, facebook and twitter. My first podcast is inspired by a discussion I had with a group of people recently on the right approach to dealing with anything in life – Missionary vs. Mercenary.
It has long been a dream of my wife and I to set up a school for children with learning disabilities that provides quality education at affordable costs. This dream is now coming true with the establishment of Taarana, a centre for children with special educational needs under the aegis of the Vijayaratnam Foundation in Malaysia.
Such a school requires highly specialised training facilities and teachers specifically qualified in this niche area. As we would like to keep the fees reasonable enough for lower and middle income families, we are organising a series of fund raiser events in aid of Taarana.Read More»