Sunday, June 2, 2013

Suspended coffee

Received via email

"We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we're approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter.

'Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended'

They pay for their order, take the two and leave. I ask my friend:

'What are those 'suspended' coffees?'

'Wait for it and you will see'

Some more people enter. Two girls ask for one coffee each, pay and go. The next order was for seven coffees and it was made by three lawyers - three for them and four 'suspended'.

While I still wonder what's the deal with those 'suspended' coffees I enjoy the sunny weather and the beautiful view towards the square in front of the café. Suddenly a man dressed in shabby clothes who looks like a beggar comes in through the door and kindly asks
'Do you have a suspended coffee ?'

It's simple - people pay in advance for a coffee meant for someone who can not afford a warm beverage. The tradition with the suspended coffees started in Naples, but it has spread all over the world and in some places you can order not only a suspended coffee, but also a sandwich or a whole meal."


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

More taare zameen par-May 2013

Zaruri nahi ki sajde hon har waqt aur khuda ka naam aaye!
Zindagi to khud ibaadat hai !
Shart ye hai ki ye kisi ke kaam aaye!


Continuing my passion of contributing towards children's education as a Volunteer for a better India as well...
With few more Taare zameen par..
Education is the right of every child..
Primary education in India its suffering due to non availability of dedicated teachers...
we-the-helping-hands
Very grateful! Please keep writing in (on blog, inbox, fb group... Your appreciation, any help, any inputs are motivating, and helpful...)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Heal the world - And I Know That It Is Love

Heal the world... lyrics


There's A Place In
Your Heart
And I Know That It Is Love
And This Place Could
Be Much
Brighter Than Tomorrow
And If You Really Try
You'll Find There's No Need
To Cry
In This Place You'll Feel
There's No Hurt Or Sorrow

There Are Ways
To Get There
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

If You Want To Know Why
There's A Love That
Cannot Lie
Love Is Strong
It Only Cares For
Joyful Giving
If We Try
We Shall See
In This Bliss
We Cannot Feel
Fear Or Dread
We Stop Existing And
Start Living

Then It Feels That Always
Love's Enough For
Us Growing
So Make A Better World
Make A Better World...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

And The Dream We Were
Conceived In
Will Reveal A Joyful Face
And The World We
Once Believed In
Will Shine Again In Grace
Then Why Do We Keep
Strangling Life
Wound This Earth
Crucify Its Soul
Though It's Plain To See
This World Is Heavenly
Be God's Glow

We Could Fly So High
Let Our Spirits Never Die
In My Heart
I Feel You Are All
My Brothers
Create A World With
No Fear
Together We'll Cry
Happy Tears
See The Nations Turn
Their Swords
Into Plowshares

We Could Really Get There
If You Cared Enough
For The Living
Make A Little Space
To Make A Better Place...

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me

You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me
You And For Me

Heal the world we live in, save it for our children
Heal the world we live in, save it for our children
Heal the world we live in, save it for our children
Heal the world we live in, save it for our children

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Girls! Be Bravehearts!


Any more important information is most welcome!
Will add it here 

Women help line numbers :
Delhi : 01123317004, 23317002, 23411091
DCW Helpline : 23379181, 23370597
Transport Helpline: 9604-400-400

Important Contact no.:
· DCP Night Duty Delhi Police Hotline – +91 875 0870 099
· Police Control room (Noida)– 8800199955, (0120) 2522023, 2518063, 2521420, 2528051 – 56
· Police Control room (Gurgaon)– 0124 2320100, 2316100
· Police Control room (All over India)– 100 (in case your phone can’t dial this add area code before 100 for example for Delhi 011 100)
44222222 or 44333222 is d no. of cabs with female drivers that have been started 4d safety of women, spread it 2all d girls around u! :)pass on the msg!delhi

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Yes am Crazy If being kind to strangers seems crazy!

Han Han mai crazy hoon... If being kind to strangers seems crazy!
Yes am crazy!!
Found this video AD very cute!


and this is so well said:
Just because a group of people do not accept you as you are, there is no necessity for you to strip yourself of your originality. You need to think good of yourself, for the world takes you at your own estimate. Never stoop down in order to gain recognition. Never let go of your true self to win a relationship. In the long run, you will regret that you traded your greatest Glory - your uniqueness, for momentary validation. Even Gandhi was not accepted by many people. The group that does not accept you as YOU is not Your world. There is a world for each one of you, where you shall reign as king /queen by just being yourself. Find that world... In fact, that world will find You. What water can do, gasoline cannot and what copper can, gold cannot. The fragility of the ant enables it to move and the rigidity of the tree enables it to stay rooted. Everything and everybody has been designed with a Proportion of uniqueness to serve a purpose that we can fulfil only by being our unique self. You as you alone can serve your purpose and I as I alone can serve my purpose. You are here to be you... Just YOU. Let us be the best we can be. In the history of the universe, there has been nobody like you and to the infinity of time to come, there will be no one like you. Existence should have loved you so much that it broke the mould after making you, so that another of your kind will never get repeated. You are original. You are rare. You are unique. You are a wonder. You are a masterpiece. .. Your Master's piece. Celebrate your Uniqueness.
- H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
 

Friday, December 21, 2012

We Demand Stricter Laws For Women Safety and Against Rapists

Volunteering for a BETTER India - A place where Women and Men both live with Dignity and Safety


YOUR  voice is VALUABLE and the Max Count will take it to action...
You have been liking posts at multiple places.This common petition Multiplies your effect.
As this is an important issue for all, please invite / share to your friends also



https://www.change.org/en-IN/petitions/strictest-law-against-rape-for-women-safety




Women help line numbers :
Delhi : 01123317004, 23317002, 23411091
DCW Helpline : 23379181, 23370597
Transport Helpline: 9604-400-400

Important Contact no.:
· DCP Night Duty Delhi Police Hotline – +91 875 0870 099
· Police Control room (Noida)– 8800199955, (0120) 2522023, 2518063, 2521420, 2528051 – 56
· Police Control room (Gurgaon)– 0124 2320100, 2316100
· Police Control room (All over India)– 100 (in case your phone can’t dial this add area code before 100 for example for Delhi 011 100)
44222222 or 44333222 is d no. of cabs with female drivers that have been started 4d safety of women, spread it 2all d girls around u! :)pass on the msg!delhi

Save these numbers in your cells to complaint against clods who don't have control over their actions/words and cross the line of appropriate manners.

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1. Be aware of your surroundings. Don’t let your guard down a. If things seem even a slight unsafe get out of that place immediately
2. Please trust and make good use of your 'gut feel' or 'intuition' or 'sixth sense' in each & every place and situation 
a. There will invariably be signs, however small or seemingly insignificant, that tell or alarm you that all is just not OK. You may not understand it or be able to analyze it consciously, but please do NOT ignore it. It is
your personal threat alarm beeping 
b. Make it a habit to read and notice these warning signs and go with your intuition to
quickly retract yourself, move out or immediately get away from potentially unsafe
situations
3. Don’t take eve teasing lightly
a. Raise your voice to gather a crowd
b. Don’t be afraid to hit the eve teaser and hit him hard if situation gets out of control. Carry
sprays.
4. As much as possible avoid late night travel using public transport
a. If avoiding is not possible then be sure to travel only on crowded bus
b. Avoid taking road side cabs
c. Avoid using a bus which has no passenger’s or less passenger’s
5. While using 2 wheeler be sure to wear helmet at all times (especially at night). Don’t
stop for any stranger
a. In case attacked, use your helmet to defend yourself
6. While driving a car:
a. Avoid parking at desolate area
b. Look inside the car especially the back seat before unlocking & entering
c. Lock the doors immediately after entering the car
d. Start the car & drive off rather then call someone. Calls can wait
e. Don’t give lift to strangers
f. Don’t stop your car for strangers, especially at night
g. Take known routes, avoid short cuts which you don’t know
7. While travelling at night don’t keep your phone in your hand
a. Remember phone is the first thing your attacker will throw away
b. Activate your speed dials which can be used
to dial numbers in emergency
c. Keep it in your pocket or at a place from where you can easily take it out & dial number
& leave it on
d. Once the number has been dialled start shouting & try to speak out your location so
that the other person can inform police about your location
e. If you have a smart phone then install emergency apps which can send sms to known
people & can even dial police no. in case of emergency
8. After getting dropped don’t stay outside to take a call
a. Take calls on your phone only when you have entered your home & not outside
9. If you feel that someone is following you immediately rush to a crowded place & if need
to be don’t be embarrassed to shout & gain attention
a. Don’t be embarrassed to share such things with your family & friends
10. In case you are in a sticky situation don’t be afraid to use anything in your hand to
defend yourself
a. Use keys, bottle even your purse to inflict damage to your attacker
11. Following are the most vulnerable areas to attack:
a. Use your knees to hit hard between the legs of the attacker
b. Using your fingers to poke hard in the eyes
c. Hitting front part of the neck on the Adams apple will leave him in a shock
d. Punching in the stomach will leave the attacker breathless & unable to chase you
e. Hitting hard in the chest area
12. In case you feel you are being stalked or regularly followed, don’t keep it to yourself
because what might be on lighter side now might become dangerous if not controlled
a. Seek help of friends & family
b. If need be approach police immediately
Important Contact no.:

· DCP Night Duty Delhi Police Hotline – +91
875 0870 099
· Police Control room (Noida)– 8800199955,
(0120) 2522023, 2518063, 2521420, 2528051 –
56
· Police Control room (Gurgaon)– 0124
2320100, 2316100
· Police Control room (All over India)– 100 (in
case your phone can’t dial this add area code
before 100 for example for Delhi 011 100)




P.S. Sorry friends, Could not decorate this post much.. but ensured you have valuable information in there...
Any help and support is appreciated...

Lets do it together!
Jai Hind.... :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

A special Independence Day Message by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam





Happy Independence day friends :)
Would like to thank all the helping hands (https://www.facebook.com/groups/weTheHelpingHands) who have been volunteering for tiny and big causes, whenever needed.. for the nation and the world, working towards making it a better place, with every effort of theirs.... Love you...Jai Hind!

P.S.: Kindly excuse the delay in response here sometimes - was on travel(will improve upon it :)) - Keep posting to us - every request / message on the blog,and FB group and email is read and suitable action is taken on it

and a special Independence Day Message by Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam :)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GZFrEdWtes

http://we-the-helping-hands.blogspot.in/

Monday, November 28, 2011

Impact of a good and caring teacher



There are moments in your life when everyone leaves you!
The hand that holds you at that time is the most cherished one..

Have you had a teacher who has profoundly affected your life?

This video beautifully depicts one such case: the story of Edwin and Mrs. Chong.
Its been released as a commercial and is based on a true story, and released by the Ministry of Education, Singapore.








Friday, October 14, 2011

Followup-Journey to eliminate education inequity in India-Teach for India

#IGC2011 
A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to our Fellows who have raised more than Rs. 70,000 for their classrooms in the India Giving Challenge!

Srinivasan Swaminathan Rs.1,24,068
Tarang Jatkar Rs. 96,843
Saurav Ghosh Roy Rs. 79,777
Let’s keep the momentum going until 20th October.


http://www.giveindia.org/iGive-teachforindia2011


Post Link: http://we-the-helping-hands.blogspot.com/2011/09/journey-to-eliminate-education-inequity.html