Posts Tagged ‘Barrack Obama’

BHOPAL GAS TRAGEDY

June 30th, 2010 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

Twenty-six years ago, on the night of 2-3 Dec 1884, 20,000 people were killed in leakage of methyl isocynate gas from the Union Carbide Company Ltd. in Bhopal, which is the largest known industrial catastrophie. Known as UCIL (pesticide plant) it was a subsidiary of Union Carbide Company which is now owned by Dow Chemical Company.

Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Bhopal Gas Tragedy

The tragedy  has since been called as Bhopal Gas Tragedy. On 7th June, 2010, the Court verdict awarded the seven senior Indian officials accused, found guilty of the criminal negligence,  a jail term of two years, since that  was the maximum punishment prescribed under this section. They were allowed to be released on bail of $5000 each.
 
Soft punishment at the hands of the law has angered the effected massses and they are  now crying foul. (more…)

OBAMA RECEIVES NOBEL PRIZE

December 10th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

President Obama accepts the Nobel Peace Prize from Thorbjørn Jagland, Norwegian Nobel Committee chairman, at a  glittering ceremony on 10th.of December,2009, held at Oslo, Norway.

Obama, along with first lady Michelle Obama, walked into Oslo City Hall at 1 p.m. to a trumpet fanfare and applause.

Barrack Obama

Barrack Obama

Thorbjorn Jagland, Norwegian Nobel Committee Chairman described the tasks achieved by Obama and defended the award of Nobel Prize to Obama as its recipient even though he was less than a year into his Presidency.

After accepting the award he said, “I receive this honor with deep gratitude and great humility,” Obama said. “It is an award that speaks to our highest aspirations, that for all the cruelty and hardship of our world, we are not mere prisoners of fate. Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice”. (more…)

THE DRESS CODE

November 29th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   1 Comment »

 The way you dress indicates  in what profession you are  to a certain extent and  it reflects on your personality. Perceptions might vary and exceptions are always there. In India, it is trouser/shirt for the office goers and for household chores. For women, it is saree or suit,   for the both, working and non-working. For boys and girls, it is jeans tee-shirt/tunic and sneakers.

For leaders it is the payjama/kurta and a half jacket, all whites. Sometimes it is the traditional Dhoti/kurta and jacket. And this is their dress code for over half a century even while attending international conferences. (more…)

OBAMAS HEALTH CARE REFORMS

September 14th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Political   No Comments »

……..AND INDIAN PARLIAMENTARIANS

US President Barrack Obama addressed the joint session of the Congress on Wednesday pressing for the need to improvise the existing health care system in the country. This was perhaps his best ever speech ever made by him, before or after becoming the President of United States.

He said and I quote, “From the moment I took office as President, the central challenge we have confronted as a nation has been the need to lift ourselves out of the worst recession. But,  even as we have made progress, we know that the road to prosperity remains long and difficult. We also know that one essential step on our journey is to control the spiraling cost of health care in America since World War II”.  He further added that “Make no mistake: the cost of our health care is a threat to our economy. It is an escalating burden on our families and businesses. It is a ticking time-bomb for the federal budget. And it is unsustainable for the United States of America. Reform is not a luxury, but a necessity”. (more…)