Monthly Archives: July 2011

1st!: Film in Punjabi at Venice International Film Festival


Anney Gorhey da Daan ਅੰਨ੍ੇ ਘੋੜੇ ਦਾ ਦਾਨ (Alms of the Blind Horse) a film in Punjabi directed by Gurvinder Singh and based on the novel of the same title on the so-called Dalit theme by Gurdial Singh has been selected for the 68th Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica – Venice International Film Festival – to be held from 31st August 2011 to 10th September 2011. This is the first Punjabi film to make it to an international Film Festival of great repute and that too in the Competition section. This is indeed a proud day for Punjab.

The film produced by the Indian National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) was shot in Bathinda in East Punjab earlier this year. It has all non-professional local Punjabi cast except the one main role played by Samuel John of Patiala.

how Grameen Foundation is helping the poor to come out of poverty


— On Wed, 7/27/11, Sandra Adams, Grameen Foundation <> wrote:

From: Sandra Adams, Grameen Foundation <>
Subject: You don’t want to miss this
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2011, 4:55 PM

Grameen Foundation
Dear poonam,

For a limited time, your donation can be matched by a generous donor in Dublin, Ohio. Donate today to double your gift and double your impact on the lives of poor people like Sudha and her family. Donate Now

You have an incredible opportunity to double your support in the fight against poverty.

Thanks to a generous donor in Dublin, Ohio, you have the chance to double every dollar given to Grameen Foundation. For a limited time, gifts to support our work to end poverty will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $15,000 –meaning that with help from supporters like you, we can raise an additional $30,000 to fight poverty around the world.

Donating today is not only a chance to double your gift, but also to double the help you provide to poor women like Sudha and her family. Sudha lives with her husband and four children in Uttar Pradesh, a region of northern India where steady jobs are hard to find. Without a regular income, her family struggled to meet even their daily needs.

This started to change when Sudha took a loan of 10,000 rupees (about $225) from Cashpor, a microfinance provider that Grameen Foundation works with, to purchase a buffalo. Sudha was able to use the milk from the buffalo for her small tea stand near her home. In six short months, she has generated enough income to feed her family and keep her daughter in school.

She has also generated a new sense of self-confidence. In July, she volunteered to be the first savings-account customer in Cashpor’s new savings program — an innovative program created in collaboration with Grameen Foundation’s Solutions for the Poorest team. For the first time ever, Sudha, who has no access to a bank, has a safe and dependable way to save small amounts of money — 50 or 100 rupees at a time — and build security for her family.

Thanks to your support, Grameen Foundation is finding new and innovative ways to empower the working poor like Sudha and her family. This matching gift challenge is a powerful opportunity to move our work forward faster — and we don’t want to leave even one dollar unclaimed. Can we count on you to help?

Please make a gift to Grameen Foundation today and double the difference you can make in the lives of the world’s poor.

Sandra Adams
Sandra Adams
Vice President, External Affairs

P.S. This opportunity to DOUBLE your donation and DOUBLE your impact couldn’t come at a better time for Grameen Foundation. Summer is the hardest time to raise money to help women like Sudha. Will you help us maximize this opportunity with a gift today?

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Installing Love!


A rather unique way of presenting the lesson, but effective in our culture of electronics.

Installing Love

Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?

Customer: Well , after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love.
Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?

Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you located your Heart?

Customer: Yes, but there are several other programs running now. Is it okay to install Love while they are Running?

Tech Support: What programs are running?

Customer: Let’s see, I have Past Hurt, Low Self-Esteem, Grudge and Resentment running right now.

TechSupport: No problem, Love will gradually erase Past Hurt from your current operating system. It may remain in your permanent memory but it will no longer Disrupt other programs. Love will eventually override Low Self-Esteem with a module of its own called High Self-Esteem. However, you have to completely turn off Grudge and Resentment. Those programs prevent Love from being properly installed. Can you turn those off?

Customer: I don’t Know how to turn them off. Can you tell me how?

Tech Support: With pleasure. Go to your start menu and invoke Forgiveness. Do this as many times as necessary until Grudge and Resentment have been completely erased.

Customer: Okay, done! Love has started installing itself. Is that

Tech Support: Yes, but remember that you have only the base program. You need to begin connecting to other Hearts in order to get the upgrades.

Customer: Oops! I have an error message already. It says, “Error – Program not running on internal components.” What should I do?

Tech Support: Don’t worry. It means that the Love program is set up to run on Internal Hearts, but has not yet been run on your Heart. In non-technical terms, it simply means you have to Love yourself before you can Love others.

Customer: So, what should I do?

Tech Support: Pull down Self-Acceptance; then click on the following files: Forgive-Self; Realize Your Worth; and Acknowledge your Limitations.

Customer: Okay, done.

Tech Support: Now, copy them to the “My Heart” directory. The system willoverwrite any conflicting files and begin patching faulty programming. Also, you need to delete Verbose Self-Criticism from a ll directories and empty your Recycle Bin to make sure it is completely gone and never comes back.

Customer: Got it. Hey! My heart is filling up with new files. Smile is playing on my monitor and Peace and Contentment are copying themselves all over My Heart. Is this normal?

Tech Support: Sometimes. For others it takes awhile, but eventuallyeverything gets it at the proper time. So Love is installed and running. One more thing before We hang up. Love is Freeware. Be sure to give it and its various modules toeveryone you meet. They will in turn share itwith others and return some coolmodules back to you.

Customer: Thank you, God.

Please send this to everyone you know. If you decide to delete it, that is okay, too, God’s love is not based on emails.

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