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Dr. Devi Shetty, a Philanthropist!

January 6, 2013

I consider myself lucky, I live alone and my time is my own. I can do what I please whenever I please. So why have I been feeling sad since some weeks with a heavy heart? I wondered why this was so because it’s not in my nature. I’m usually an optimist and look at the bright side of everything in spite of all the chaos that goes on in our world. I suddenly realized I’ve been watching too much of CNN news who deliver the worst of the worst of news around the world accompanied with the loudest of music, ads and commercials and they repeat and repeat and repeat more of the same. I don’t hear any happy news about the good that goes on by people of goodwill or if at all only for a few seconds on CNN never to be repeated. I’ve also been watching too much of the Situation Room and Christiane Amanpour who are not any better really, only more reports of the same unhappy news and not very objective at that either. I realized I had to change things pronto to save myself from sinking into a deep depression!

What I do you see, is record the programs that I like to watch on TV to keep up with the news, and I watch them when I make a break during the day from whatever else I’m busy with, or when I want to unwind at the end of the day. So I’ve switched now to BBC world news hour and to Al Jazeera news hour and WOW, what a difference that makes. The BBC news is informative and factual without a loud tralala of hyper music and ads, delivered by a normal speaker with a normal voice, and al Jazeera brings something different too in addition to the daily news headlines. For example this interesting program that I watched today about a doctor in Bangalore India, Dr. Devi Shetty, a philanthropist and a cardiac surgeon with pioneering affordable medical health care for the rich and the poor. The rich who can afford it pay in full for the services and the poor have the medical care for free. You can read about him and his ideas on wikipedia.org Just brilliant and so inspirational! So why doesn’t CNN bring spirit uplifting news like that?

Here’s a short video about Dr. Shetty on you tube

This is good food for the soul!  After the horrific heart wrenching story of the rape and murder of a young girl on a bus in Delhi; the rape story of a 15 year old girl in Steubenville Ohio, and the killings in Denver again, one begins to wonder if there is an evil wave of spirits taking possession of some people. How else can one explain such crude, senseless and unforgivable behavior by humans! Men are acting worse than animals. It’s all just too much to bear. On the other side of globe we hear about famous people like fat sloppy gifted actor Gerard Depardieu running off to Russia accepting citizenship there to avoid paying the taxes that the French government is demanding from him. In Russia he only pays 13% of his wealth in taxes versus 75% demanded in France. OK so 75% might be a little too high, but on the other hand, I mean he’s not going to live forever and he’s still very wealthy even after the 75% deduction….but Russia? Give me a break! Talk about GREED for money! There’s no medication yet for the disease of pure GREED unfortunately! Except perhaps an injection of spiritual awareness perhaps?

So we need to focus our attention on the good stuff in this world! There is plenty of goodwill out there too and we need to hear about that! If you have any good inspirational stories about what good people are doing, please pass on to post here. Famous or not makes no difference. There’s nothing more heart warming and energy uplifting than to read and to know about the good souls in this world. We need to hear more about them and to spread their news. I wonder if and when the media will ever wake up to this fact.

I am aware of the CNN Heroes program but I missed that this year, and they don’t bring repeats of that. How about more of such programs CNN?

Raping women is rampant in India and hardly any men are convicted for the crime. Everyone knows that. It is a crying shame that something as drastic as this has to happen before people wake up to demand justice for women victims and to put an end to police corruption.

The same goes for the US and machine guns being sold over the counter! I wonder how many more innocent people have to die before some thing is done about that.