Thursday, February 20, 2014

Paper and Paperless

Hi All...

It has been a long time since my blog being updated indeed :)

Being an Origami Enthusiast, every now and then people start to brainwash me saying I waste paper, and All we Origmians, Kirigamian, Paper Quillers or any other Paper Craft enthusiasts are indirectly helping Deforestation...!!!

Well it is indeed a debatable question :)

But I happen to stumble upon some interesting facts in favor of us all Paper Craft Enthusiasts...!!!

Here are they:

Myths & Facts

First and foremost, Pixels are not greener than paper; factually speaking, "20% less CO2 is used per year by a person reading a daily printed newspaper versus a person reading web-based news for 30 minutes a day."
Paper is truly sustainable, bio-degradable and recyclable.

image source: visual.ly


Paper is not only made of wood / bamboo fibre but also, recyclable waste paper as well as agro-residues like bagasse, wheat straw and rice husk.



Wood is not sourced from the native forest but from farmers who are helped to grow a few pulpable varieties of tree like Eucalyptus, Subabul, Acacia, Casurina and Poplar on their de-graded land.





Clonal saplings and silvicultural practices through extention services are provided by the industry players to the marginal farmers for tree plantation.
Green cover is maintained while harvesting after 4-5 years cycle.



Farmers enjoy an assured market for their produce and get market price in return.
In the process their non-productive land is converted into an economic entity besides greening of arid tracks.
The entire gamut of activity is termed and known as Agro-forestry.

image source: planetfunder.org


It is an unique concept followed predominantly by Indian paper industry for, the Govt. has no production forestry policy alike Canada, Scandanavia, Brazil, China and Indonesia - the global majors.



Unfortunately, India doesn't have any policy in place either for collection, sorting, grading and supply of re-cyclable waste paper like the advanced countries...!!!!



One more interesting read:





Data source:
Indian Paper Manufactures Association
International Paper

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Swan in flight


Origami swan in flight

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Some Abstract Models Folded By Me

An Elephant





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Somaari katte! - A chatters paradise


What we indians usually used to do... Children play around these... Elders sit and talk about themselves and the world... A greeting place which every village and townships in India does have! The barren tree has taken this shape...

Friday, April 27, 2012

What is World Hunger Day?

World Hunger is being commemorated on May 28th

Well you might have read it on Forbes, or heard it on BBC, “May 28th is World Hunger Day” echoing all around media. First of all, why does HUNGER need a day to celebrate? Isn’t everyone in the planet striving to eradicate hunger? Then, why should hunger be given a day to commemorate? For this, let us first understand the stance of hunger in the world.

The population of our beloved world is 7.009 billion in the year 2012 according to sources from United States Census Bureau. This count is drastically growing out of boundaries, creating new issues to curb. Approximately 15% of the world’s total population i.e. 1 billion people lead their life in severe poverty and hunger. Shockingly about 20,000 people die in hunger EVERY DAY!



Why hunger? This is indeed a very deplorable situation which does need an “immediate” attention, even though it is not an illustrious crisis.  Notably, most of the deaths from hunger which are happening all over the world are not because of any natural calamities! Although deaths caused by hunger at the time of natural calamities do exist; it takes only a 10% of total death by hunger’s share. The rest 90% of death is a grand courtesy of chronic hunger! It is drastically spreading to all corners of the world and also rooting strongly in the parts like Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

This entrenched hunger problem is not only due to food scarcity, but also due to deficiency in many aspects. Many people fail to earn income for their daily share of bread because of reasons like: lack of skills and education. Again, the underprivileged sadly have to surrender to chronic hunger to health due to the absence of hospitals, medicines, funds and knowledge about it. These aspects strengthen chronic hunger, therefore, the underprivileged are always in search for a helping hand to raise their voice. Thus “World Hunger Day” was coined to create an awareness of these kinds of situations.

In India, hunger plays a major role in the downfall of the economy, ranking shamefully in 67th place in Global Hunger Index! More than 231 million people in India are undernourished which is the highest than every other country in the world and 42% of India’s children are underweight clearing indication India’s “Chronic Hunger” situation.

Children, once hit by chronic hunger, their education become the primary target! They tend to withdraw their rights to education and health. 12.6 million Children in India seek to work to gratify their self’s and family’s needs of hunger.

As every year, World Hunger Day needs to motivate and inspire people suffering from chronic hunger in under-developed, developing and developed parts of the world. This enables to create a common goal amongst many to realize their strength to curb hunger based upon their own self reliability.

The Akshaya Patra Foundation has been and always will be thriving to wipe out “hunger”, a vision inspired by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. By feeding underprivileged children in schools The Akshaya Patra Foundation is also motivating education. This noble cause to eliminate hunger is also creating new avenues to inspire education at student level.

Let us join hands with The Akshaya Patra Foundation to eradicate hunger. Let us support us on this noble cause to eventuate a “Hunger Free World”.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sunset from my office...


A view of nature's spectacular show from office window...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Devil's Alibi


Golden Heart with devils horns suggesting that even devils have Heart... Thus the title "The Devil's Alibi"...

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Abstract Origami turtle


Turtle or tortoise? Please enlighten me :)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Rare paper diamond


This is happens when you fiddle with paper and light in the dark...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Origami vaccum cleaner


Looks more like a swan, doesn't it? Its a vaccum cleaner... Origami vaccum cleaner...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

My dad's origami!


This where i got my Origami skills from... Dad folded this for me in the morning :)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The Rubik Puzzle...


Solved the Rubik cube fair and "square"... ;)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Barren tree


Took half a sunday to make this... Trying to mimic nature closest possible way... :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Indian rareities


A pomegranate flower

Some of Nature's best


I wonder, can this be mimiced in origami ?

Office sunset


A sunset view from my workplace

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Origami Rakhi


Happy Rakshabandan... :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Flying birdie horsie thingie


Dunno what i've folded... :)

Friereye


Lotus eye on flames...

Monday, August 9, 2010

Origami padlock


From silly little me Heart...
Trying to be open...
Then again why the lock?

Vatapatrashaayi in Origami


Young Srikrishna on Banyan leaf

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Colour in black and white 2


This is what happens when you tease the paper with pencil...

Colour in black & white


This is what happens when you tease the paper with pencil...

Pinky singh


Just playing around with puppetery... :)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Origami carrot and eggplant


Straight from the Origami farm...

I used to fold these for the navaratri festival with great joy :)

Yes, there are more vegetables where these came from... Sadly i have forgotten how i used to fold them, i will recall and fold them once again very soon...

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Kusudama 2



Kusudama


Haven't folded this in a long time...