Sunday, June 6, 2010

Environment under attack...!

We are gradually accumulating the nonbiodegradable waste. The levels are already in the danzer zone. Environment is under attack with such waste. Help the environment by minimizing the use of plastic bags etc.

A small piece of information i received through e-mail about the time taken for decompositon of various items.

Banana Peel- 3-4 weeks
Paper Towel- 2-4 weeks
Paper Bag- 1 month
Newspaper- 6 weeks
Apple Core- 2 months
Cardboard- 2 months
Cotton Glove- 3 months
Orange peels- 6 months
Milk Cartons- 5 years
Wool Sock- 1-5 years
Plywood- 1-3 years

Cigarette Butts- 10-12 years
Leather shoes- 25-40 years

Tinned Steel Can- 50 years
Rubber-Boot Sole- 50-80 years
Plastic containers- 50-80 years
Foamed Plastic Cups- 50 years
Plastic Bottles- 450 years
Aluminum Can- 200-500 years
Disposable Diapers- 550 years

Monofilament Fishing Line- 600 years
Plastic Bags- 20-1000 years
Glass- 1-2 million years

(You may read Telugu short story "Vision" , about the future effects if the environment is getting damaged in the current pace, published in Eenadu Sunday (6-5-2001) and "Online Love"(Visalandhra Publishers, 2008). Click here to read "VISION" ; to download it (3.5 MB), right click here and select 'save target as' : download VISION ).

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Make me into TV

A teacher from Primary School asks her students to write a essay about what they would like God to do for them...

At the end of the day while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional.

Her husband, that had just walked in saw her crying and asked her: What happened?

She answered - "Read this. It's one of my students essays"
"Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special: Make me into a television.
I want to take its place. Live like the TV in my house.
Have my own special place, And have my family around ME.
To be taken seriously when I talk.... I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions.
I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives when it is not working. Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired.
And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me... And... I want my brothers to fight to be with me... I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me.
And last but not least make it that I can make them all happy and entertain them... Lord I don't ask you for much... I just want to live like every TV"
At that moment the husband said: 'My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!'

She looked up at him and said:

"That essay is our son's!!!"