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Primarily, "The Kettle" publicizes and manages the "Three Cups of Tea Book Project." However, as described in our very first post (click here), we also hope to use "The Kettle" as a medium for individuals interested in social issues to become more aware of the lives of those less fortunate. Ideally, whatever we write or publish here will take that nascent concern and transform it into action. To inspire any action, small or large, in the genuine interest of doing better for the world is our ultimate goal.

Though heavily slanted towards Pakistan and Afghanistan presently, we do try to include news, opinions, and reference materials regarding diverse topics, including poverty, reconstruction, human rights, Africa, "Green" developments, Micro Finance, and other solutions and considerations for what are essentially man made problems in the world. In the universe of charitable options, we endorse and support multigenerational solutions and initiatives for multigenerational problems.

The education made possible by the Central Asia Institute is one such solution, but there are certainly others. We encourage the commitment of resources and people that goes beyond merely "patriarchal" handouts to the multitude of people in need. We agree that it is good to charitable, but charity that only treats the symptoms and not the root causes has proven to be insufficient. A consistent commitment to work with the local communities of people in need to provide and/or improve education, nutrition, access to capital, human rights, security, sustainable development/redevelopment, and environmental stewardship are what will lead to an enduring improvement in people's lives.

If you have any questions, general comments, and suggestions for improvements, please leave a comment on any of the posts below, and we'll follow up with you!

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Pak-times.com: A Hindu mother of a Muslim boy

A Hindu mother of a Muslim boy

by Dr. Maqbool Hussain

EXCERPT: "Can anyone imagine? But i think the love for a mother to her son cannot have any religion. I was born in a Muslim family but raised in a Hindu family. When my mother got paralyzed and bed ridden i was barely 2 years of age. My father expired when i was 7 months old. At that time there was not a single person to look after me. Then came my Hindu mother, a young dynamic Punjabi lady from Lahore. She urged my mother that let her take care of me. She was also having a son three and a half month younger than me. She took me to Kolkata and from this time i started feeling a mother’s love. I started calling her Ammi(alternate word Mother in Urdu)." (See more from Pakistan TImes)


Belated Happy Mother's Day!

-- The Kettle Rumbles

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