Pale Blue dot

Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Take care of each other

Short movie made by “The Norwegian Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs

Agaram Foundation’s “Maadham 300” initiative.

Agaram foundation founded by Actor Suriya strives to bring about a significant positive change in the socio-economic status of the rural society by offering quality education to the deserving individual.
Their latest initiative ‘maadham 300’ gives us a chance to be a part of their good work by donating rupees 300/month.

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A toy’s story | UNICEF

Violence linked to Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger has led to widespread displacement – over 1.3 million children are on the move. Far too many children encounter deadly danger, detention, deprivation and discrimination in their search for safety or a better life. One in every 45 children in the world today is on the move. They may be labelled “refugee,” “displaced” or “migrant.” But first and foremost a child is a child. No matter where they come from, no matter who they are. 

Children of syria

Today the war in Syria reaches six brutal years . Born blind and displaced by violence in Damascus , 10 – year – old Ansam is sharing a message of hope with fellow Syrian children . Children like Ansam are not giving up and neither should we.

Video by UNICEF

LIFE AND JALLIKATTU

What is Jallikattu? Why is Tamil Nadu standing up for it? Is it a matter of Tamil culture? Or is it a national issue deserving every Indian’s attention`? A lot of questions are surfacing today in the Jallikattu issue. And we believe it is our right to know the answers. This short social documentary represents the collective views/perspectives/opinions of people discussing the issue. We believe this knowledge is crucial for a sustained (r)evolution to happen for a better tomorrow. Share the film and spread the awareness.

Made by Big Short Films

Cancer is curable

The Indian National Anthem rendered by children cancer survivors of the Ray of Light Foundation, along with T M Krishna.

Please Visit :Ray of light.

The King’s Speech


Act of humanity | UNICEF

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