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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

How she said, “Yes!”

We’ve read about it in the classics, in romantic novels and seen it happen in everyday life. But the way this woman said ‘yes’ is certainly unique. It’s rarely that you read about something in real life that seems like it was in the movies, so I’ll let you read the original story here. Enjoy!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Credit Crunch

The founding fathers of the United States of America saw well into the future when they charted the course for the country. Thomas Jefferson the primary author of the Declaration of Independence who was also the President from 1801 to 1809, wrote a Decalogue of Canons for Observation in Practical Life, one of which was, “Never spend your money before you have it.”

Many would no doubt argue that it no longer holds true. The current financial crisis though is forcing people to observe this canon perhaps even more rigorously than it was intended to be.

The following are links to some stories that have helped me understand the current situation better. Trust it helps you too.

Bitten by the global credit crunch – A simple and humorous elucidation of how the lack of regulation has helped feed greedy financial institutions till they could no longer function and how their bad debts are being bought out by the US government. By Mick O’Reilly, Deputy Managing Editor of the Gulf News. October 10, 2008.

The credit crunch and its effects –Brien Donnellon’s article in the March 2008 issue of Swiss News gives the impression that Rating Agencies are also to blame for the current crisis.

Timeline: Global credit crunch – BBC News traces the crisis from April 2007. Published: October 6, 2008.

In Words

Loved and mentored by parents with values and discipline and a passion for good English; guided by teachers who wouldn't spare the rod to ensure excellence; copywriter; on-line journalist; editor-in-chief; and at long last, giving into the passion; Freelance Writer.

Nurtured in advertising and PR from freelance copywriter to account director and agency head; engaged throughout to humanitarian work in NGOs including the Red Cross and the UNDP; and experienced in both public and private sectors.

Looking forward to a future of writing on diverse subjects; sharing knowledge and experience; enriching the lives of others; but most of all, acquiring more knowledge and using it to make the world a better place for all.

More of my writing:
* Fuelling the Peace Process * Concepts for decentralisation of government * PEACE: Is it still an elusive dream? * Interview with the late Major General Trond Furuhovde first Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission * How polar bears are affected by global warming * Red Cross takes lead in clean water for Sri Lanka flood victims * The poorest hardest hit by Sri Lanka floods *