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Quote for the week

I have decided to start posting a Quote at the beginning of every week. So, here's the first one for this week!

When making your choice in life,do not neglect to live. Samuel Johnson

'विंदा'

A tribute to 'Vinda', who wrote-
देणार्याने देत जावे;
घेणार्याने घेत जावे.
हिरव्यापिवळ्या माळावरूनहिरवीपिवळी शाल घ्यावी,
सह्याद्रीच्या कड्याकडूनछातीसाठी ढाल घ्यावी.
वेड्यापिशा ढगाकडूनवेडेपिसे आकार घ्यावे;
रक्तामधल्या प्रश्नांसाठीप्रुथ्वीकडून होकार घ्यावे.
उसळलेल्या दर्याकडूनपिसाळलेली आयाळ घ्यावी;
भरलेल्याश्या भीमेकडूनतुकोबाची माळ
घ्यावीदेनारयाने देत जावे;
घेणार्याने घेत जावे;
घेता घेता एक दिवसदेणार्याचे हात घ्यावे !
-विंदा करंदीकर

Women's Day!

Today is 8th march, 2010..... another 'Women's Day' in another year! So what did women all over the world do today? Some might have pampered themselves(as one of my friends put it), some might have attended celebrations honoring women(only on this day), some like my mother spent it like any other day at home, and some like me who also did nothing inspirational/or creative or for the matter of fact, anything that boosted my ego!
Why such indifference? Are we less human than men? Today when the Academy awards honored a Woman with the Best Director award (something which they consciously never did in all these years of Oscars!), or when all the major stores, exhibitions or fairs hold a 50% discount on everything or dedicate themselves to pamper women ONLY because, today is our day!!
Why?
What about the indifferent attitude the society bestows upon women with HIV-Aids, or the women in Middle-east, who face opposition from every possible human when they march down the streets t…