Month: January 2012
I had a good friend, who was not responding to my calls for a long time. Earlier, we used to talk daily on all matters. I was able to reach him finally and he talked to me for a few minutes.
He said everything was OK with him, but the tone and reply did not sound so. I wish him well.
Another friend of mine was also missing from regular contacts. I was worried about him, and last week I met him at a function.
He hugged me and apologised for not keeping in touch. I asked him where he was all this time. He replied, “I am a free man now.”
I got more anxious and asked him what happened!
He continued, “I have closed all my credit cards. They were killing me day and night. Somehow, I sold off whatever I could and closed them. Now, I have peace of mind.”
I could feel it from the expression on his face.
Yes, he’s one who could come out of the clutches of plastic money that has destroyed several lives.
I wish others too manage to follow in his footsteps.
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A safety culture is critical – Gulf News Community Report – Dt 24.01.2012
A safety culture is critical
— The reader is a technical officer, based in Abu Dhabi
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Children shouldn’t use passers by for target practice – My Letters – The National Dt. 15.01.2012
Volvo Ocean Race 2011 – 2012 – Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing wins Leg 3 First Stage and also clinches Etihad Airways In-Port race
News source: www.volvooceanrace.com
Broken Link – Short Take – Gulf Today Dt. 14.01.2012
I have been a regular contributor to this column, but I was forced to take a short break from Short Take due to unavoidable circumstances.
What made me look at the stark realities of communication channels is a vacuum created in my life due to the death of a close relative. I am sure, several of you have experienced it. When someone departs from this world without any warning, a link is broken.
There are several things that we closely communicate with that person, which the moment after, we find no one to refer to. It is a difficult situation indeed and, of course, it will change over a period of time, but with the changes associated and with missing personal touches of that special someone in your life.
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Problem is greater for women carrying children, old/handicapped/sick people and those carrying luggage. This needs to be addressed quickly by railways by providing a foot over bridge. After all people live on this side of railway gate while the bus station is placed at the other end which has no habitation at all. Every one will agree that it is impractical for pedestrians to cross over by using the fly over, which has become dangerous even for motorists due to darkness and displaced road dividers.
Secondly, BMTC could be approched to extend the bus routes, more particularly volvos, to this side of railway gate. There are several buildings and residential complexes coming up on this side and hence we could have a collective efforts. The corporator and Legislator/ MP of this area should help us in this regard. Could we build a movement?
I think the priority should be for railway over bridge which affects every one and critical.
Mr. Abhishek Pakrashi