Monday, January 14, 2008

Orlando Bloom Visits Nepal on UNICEF

Heartthrob Orlando Bloom is the latest celebrity to lend support to UNICEF. Bloom visited the mountainous nation of Nepal to help draw attention to the UN’s efforts to fight poverty and infant mortality there. He spent four days in Nepal and toured schools and villages as well as met with blind and disabled children that are being assisted through UN programs:<

Accompanying Mr. Bloom on the trip were UNICEF Regional Director Dan Toole and UNICEF Representative in Nepal Gillian Mellsop. Besides touring UNICEF programmes, he visited Chitwan National Park and Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha.
In Kalika village, Mr. Bloom’s forehead was smeared red with the ‘tika’ with which local women had welcomed him, and he wore garlands of flowers they had given him upon his arrival with the guests from UNICEF.
“There was a time when we could not walk alone on that hillside, where the villagers used to throw their dead babies,” one resident told the visitors. “They said their spirits used to haunt the hills. Not any more. Over the years, with improved health, there are no dead babies being thrown over the ridge and no more spirits wandering these hillsides.”
“Look at the comparative indicators of the last six years,” added village facilitator Chali Subedi. “Things have taken a turn for the better since the men and women got organized.”
Mr. Subedi directed the guests’ attention to a chart on the wall of a village home. “Six years ago only 84 per cent of school-going age children were enrolled in schools,” he said. “Now every boy and girl goes to school. Previously only 25 per cent of the households were taking iodized salt [to prevent iodine deficiency disorders]. The figure now has increased to 38 per cent. Similarly women’s workload has decreased from 17 hours per day to 14 hours a day.”
The members of a children’s club at a local school in the hills of Pumdi Bhumdi had a different success story to narrate to Mr. Bloom. As the children explained, they have been instrumental in promoting safe hygiene and sanitation practices in their village.
In Pokhara village, Mr. Bloom mingled with over three dozen blind girls and boys. He also played a small role in a mini-drama the children were recording that day for the UNICEF-supported radio programme ‘Saathi Sanga Manka Kura’ (Chatting with My Best Friend).
The drama dealt with the plight faced by girls in a hostel without a female warden. Mr. Bloom played the role of a guest who tries to offer the girls advice. “Talk about your problems,” he said, consulting the script provided by the children. “There’s no need to feel shy. It’s always good to talk about issues that concern you.”

Watching "Tare Jameen Par"

It had been a long days that I hadn't seen any movie, except the saturdays. I need to say today was my day, i got chance to watch "Tare Jameen Par", a hindi movie. I had heard a some about it, that it had a very good story, your eyes won't stop watering and bla bla. I watched a lil 15 min late but i didn't think i had to miss a lot of it.

There was a boy named "Ishan" who was like a baby to talk about reading. He made me remember my Brother, he had almost same face and god damn the 2 teeths coming a lil out. However my brothers handwriting is better than him, just better only.

The film starts like showing the life style of the boy "Ishan" like waking up late, trying to read, getting punishments at school, etcs. Then one day his parents fade up and send him to the Boarding school. What's next, here starts the real show.

The boy is far from his parents so he is sad all the time, he doesn't give attention in class and gets punishments here too. Then comes the Amir Khan(I forgot his name in the film) the co-actor of this film at the intermission. He gets to know the problem of the boy and help him slove it. He does it really good. Then there's a happy ending.
Sorry for a short and conjusted story. That's a good job by Amir Khan. I got to know that it is his first direction of a film; and it was great. He has really brought "Tare jameen par"(stars on the ground).

It's the years top 10 movie to watch, i bet on it. Ah a suggestion while watching this film; get a hankerchief with you.
Don't just sit here Go and watch.
"Tare Jameen Par", a movie worth watching.