After my preious post that blogging is not only about ranting, I found two action-able points.
Thanks to our media, we are all warned about Manglore-incident-accused Ram Sena Chief Muthalik’s endeavor on 14th February. Good thing is bloggers in Delhi are meeting this Sunday, 8th February to protest. Here’s where you can find the details: Stand Up to Moral Policing
This protest is not because we want to uphold love-is-in-the-air sentiment of Valentine’s day but because it is our right to mix with opposite gender. Its about standing up against any regressive moral policing.
Never Forget is also another endeavor worthy to be part of. It aims to track the promises made by our politicians, local MLAs, MPs and ministers. You can select your constituency and check the promises made by. The idea behind tracking of a politician’s responses is to make them accountable. Accountability, a word that is dying in our democracy. Never Forget is looking for volunteers who can help in various ways, colelcting data, web site design, writing about the issues. Visit Never Forget and take your pick.
Sometimes signing the petition too works. 2 such small victories gained by signing petitions are:
Vishal Dadlani (of Vishal-Shekhar duo) had submitted a petition in High Court on 1st December about revealing-shoddy journalism by TV News channels on 26/11. This petition, signed by several of us, is now a PIL and wasscheduled for a hearing on 5th February in Mumbai High Court. This is thought was befitting response to Barkha/NDTV’s silencing of blogger. Vishal though hasn’t updated the site yet to update what happened in the hearing. Check out his Small Change Website for further updates.
I have mentioned Greenpeace before. Well, this time they seem to have ‘cleaned up Nokia” for good. 🙂 Nokia has announced its new line of eco-friendly devices.okia announced an entire mobile recycling program in India. It has set up recycling bins with Nokia Priority Dealers and Nokia Care Centers across the country.
Nokia has promised 100 percent of the materials in the phones will be recovered and used to make new products or generate energy. It will not aly take back its own chargers and handsets, but also those made by ANY other brand!
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