12 Angry Men

Can anyone believe this? An entire movie, which is shot inside  a single room would become one of the classics, and yet become a top grosser?  Can a 1957  movie  still be relevant?  Is that possible? The answer is yes, and the celluloid classic is 12 Angry Men from the director Sidney Lumet, produced by Henry Fonda, who also starred in the lead character.  In one word this movie just stripped off the American Judiciary.  The movie begins with the Judge's order to deliberate a case of a young man who was acquiesced of stabbing his own father to death.   The Judge asks the members of Jury to give an unanimous verdict, and the poor boy's face fades out as the Juries assembles themselves inside their room.  Except only one of the juries all the members decide that the lad is guilty. Only one man differs and he argues with the fellow members and eventually lead to the acquittal of the lad.  What makes this film so special and very relevant even today is the way it handles the charac

Angels of Love

"Lets us sow the seeds of love in our travel let some one, some day reap it" is the principle of this gentle man from Delhi. He is such a gifted writer, social activist, and patron for poor students.

He is a translator, publisher and author but all the other intellectual activities are out shined by his act of kindness. In every disaster he sets a new record of service, during the Chennai floods the way he organised and coordinated  his friends, resources into the field, an benevolent  endeavor that  must be carefully studied and documented.

He used  his contacts and writing skills to mail  the PMO and brought five of the most essential services to the Chennaities, right from free toll to banking service at the relief camps were the results of his efforts. In the Kaja Cyclone disaster again he landed as a super hero to rescue of the people.

He is the finest example of productive of use of the Social  Media, using it to collect funds for the economically  challenged students, for the rescue of disaster struck people and now  he has reached yet another  summit during this Covid-19.

Fondly called by his friends Shaji, this gentle man really deserve a national title. During Kaja he was titled Kaja Commander in the Facebook community, for such was his efforts in the assistance to the needy. It was one of the massive relief operations ever conducted by a group individuals.

Now he had gathered more  than 5 lahk rupees towards the Covid-19 food supply chain, makes him the crown prince of relief works.

Shahjahan R is a man, a face of care, the  first name that  appears in the minds of relief work volunteers.

If Shaji is the Commander General, who are his soldiers, it is such a long list, to begin with Ibrahim Syed aka Aanman is the relentless field worker, who would go to any extent to serve the people. I still remember his relief work for Kerala floods. Nearly 3:00 am in the morning, he was guiding a truck through a muddy slope into a mountainous relief camp.

He was most welcomed by the local minsters and  the MLAs of the State, a very rare act among contemporary politicians. A kind of act you may never expect from other states.

Anman aka Ibarahim Syd traveled to the lengths and breaths of  Kerala during the cyclone disaster  and provided the essential materials to the needy.

Unlike other disasters this Covid-19 is ghastly different, to serve in the field one must put his life on the line. This pandemic  is life threatening, it drove  off most of the relief work volunteers from the scene. Yet Anman and his friends did not hesitate to jump  into action, putting their lives on the line they started providing food and esstential commodities  to the needy.

The class which stocks N-95 masks  for 5 months, fill their store rooms with supplies, the class which  is paid through ECS are not aware of the poor circumstances around them.

The working class, daily wages, the sanitary workers, people who are abandoned in streets, the mentally ill all have stomachs too feed. We need some to take care  of them, some one who doesn't bother about their lives. Some one who puts the needy first then their lives, Anman is one among them.

He had been feeding and assisting the people around Chennai, the rest will be told by the pictures below.
Aanman's Work

Aanman's Work

Aanman's Work

     Every day Anman's Facebook wall is filled with these kind pictures endorsing his field action.

If you want to be part of this team you can fund them... (as of today Anman has requested to stop funding, presuming that the curfew will be recalled, but I don't think so. The way Chennai tops the chart of Covid infection it is really tough to recall the curfew. So you can start funding to the following handle.

 #Aanman's Bank Details:
Bank of India
Triplicane Branch

Gpay 9865939427

Angles will fly around ..

Kasthuri Rengan


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