Friday, March 27, 2009


Do contribute by switching off power supply for an hour on Saturday 28 March 2009, 8:30PM local time, wherever you live on planet earth. SAVE EARTH because it’s the only home we have!!! Hope this one hour of darkness will bring in more awareness!
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rendezvous with RTI

We had a very vibrant session with Dr.Nityanand Jayaram who is a journalist by profession and social activist by passion. Ignited the session by asking what is democracy? And he questions the relevance of Abraham Lincoln’s definition of democracy in today’s India. There was a silence and Mr.Nityanand vividly pointed out that this silence is one of the key signals that we are NOT living in a democracy! “We live in a democratic country but people don’t really know what democracy is! It sounds strange but it is the truth”, he adds.

According to Mr.Nithyanand, democracy is the rule of people! Every individual has a responsibility to change the country for the better and for this, one needs information. Information is a very important ingredient in a democracy. If you don’t have sufficient information then the law permits you to acquire information!

There are many of us who have applied for ration cards/passports/license/voter id and are just clueless about why we haven’t got it even months after the elapse of prescribed time! All Mr.Nityanand says is be informed and seek your right for the information.
Right to information act, 2005 is an act which can turn tables if one uses it wisely!

RTI is an act that you, as a citizen, can use. When you ask for information the authorities can either provide or deny you the same by stating reasons within 30 days. If you know you are right and want to fight and win, the most important thing is to keep fighting. Remember a fight can be won as long as the fight is on! The fight for justice for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy is a classic example!

This link will provide you with more information. Be informed and be aware!