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Tilak Rishi, born in India, has been working as a career corporate executive, after doing his MBA. Passionately pursuing his hobby for writing, he also remained a regular contributor to newspapers in India and the U.S. Many true happenings and characters he came across in life, including interaction with former president Bill Clinton, inspired Paradise Lost and Found, his first novel. A family saga, it starts from Kashmir, when this paradise on earth is lost for the tourists who thronged in thousands every year to enjoy its scenic splendor. Terrorists have turned it into one of the most dangerous places in the world. The family is not only a witness to the loss of this paradise, but also to another tragedy of much bigger magnitude. In the aftermath of the partition of India, along with millions uprooted from their homes in Pakistan, the family leaves behind all that it has in Lahore. Starting from a scratch on the difficult path to progress, it still has many joyful moments when along the way it makes a difference in many a life. The survival-to-success story climaxes in California where the family finds the paradise that was lost in Kashmir.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Solar Energy for Bachchans' "Unforgettable Tour"

The media greeted announcement of Bachchans' “Unforgettable Tour” with front-page photographs of Bachchans holding solar lanterns. It not only symbolized the solar energy the Bachchans and the troupe will have to make their shows unforgettable, but also showed how passionately Sr. Bachchan has been promoting initiatives to improve environment and check global warming. Adopting Green Carpet instead of the traditional Red Carpet at IIFA inaugurations, as its ambassador, was a unique and very effective way to demonstrate the importance of working to offset environmental impacts. Having solar lanterns in hand is yet another way to attract public attention to this energy resource that is practically limitless with minimal impact on environment. Assured low cost energy is the key for improving the quality of life and for economic growth and prosperity of nations. With the spiraling growth in global demand for energy, driven by ever rising economic activity and growing population, more of coal, petrol and gas are being extracted and burnt, dumping billions of tones of Green House Gases into the atmosphere. The fast depleting fossil fuels put our future energy security in peril even while snowballing environmental impacts like global warming threaten us with more frequent and more devastating natural disasters. Both as individual users and as responsible members of society we need to address the twin challenges that can no longer brook delay. Under these circumstances, clean and sustainable energy technologies like solar offer the best solutions. Amitabh Bachchan's initiative to promote the adoption and wider use of this energy resource must be applauded.


Blogger Interval said...

Unforgettable tour will be live on interval.in on August 1st. Enjoy


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