Donate $10, Blog, Twit.."Route Out of Poverty for Cambodian Children"

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Literacy is key to education and jobs for poor children. It’s a route out of poverty. One of the The Sharing Foundation’s programs is its Khmer literacy school. It helps farm children learn their native alphabet and numbers well enough to attend elementary school. The Sharing Foundation’s English Language Program offers village students, ages 8-18, the opportunity to learn English, allowing them to obtain jobs in tourism and word processing. These students are so dedicated that some meet on their own to study on weekends. The literacy school runs three sessions a day for 130 children of Roteang village’s poorest families. Ten bilingual Cambodian college graduates teach English to 500 students in 19 sections offered daily after school hours at the village school.

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Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty, originally uploaded by SoulSoup.
Tai O fishing Village, Hong Kong. Where the houses are built on stilts over the river and its narrow lanes are filled with shops selling fish and other day-to-day items. The citizens here are mainly the Tanka people who are descendants of Hong Kong’s first settlers.


Aami je tomar

Heard Aami je tomar for the first time while watching the movie and was instantly mesmerized. Yet again after hearing the rendition by Anwesha from VOI Chhote Ustaad yesterday, I am captivated by the song. Bhul Bhulaiyaa is known better for the foot-tapping Hare Ram Hare Ram song. Shreya’s sarvottam 😛 rendition deserves lots of accolades and awards. M G Sreekumar also supported perfectly… can’t think of another popular present-day male singer rendering such song the way he did. And day by day, I am becoming a pukka Pritam fan…Never thought, he would compose a song with a classical inclination.

This song, being the climax of the movie and almost a spoiler, was not publicized much I guess. Maybe my hyper thoughts on play — I feel this song has some ethereal quality and splendidly conveys the emotions of undying love…the kind of love whom I ‘dream’ to love 😉….Can’t find full lyrics available online and I cannot jot it down either for its fast pace and alaaps. One line — I just love….

Mere chaahatein to fizaa mein bahengi..zinda rahengi hoke fanaa……

I would have loved the song wholeheartedly, except that I just hate the opening lyrics of the full hindi version – Mere Dholna sun mere pyaar ki dhun instead of Aami je tumaar sudho je tumaar. Someone rightly commented on Youtube that Mere dholna sun mere pyar ki dhun sounded like she was testing music…..hahahha…Sameeeeeeer 👿

Watch Anwesha’s superb performace..

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