THE GOOD,BAD AND THE UGLY-PART 3 Adoption The wait for adoption of a child could get longer as as 29000 prospective parents wait while there are only2317 children registered for adoption with CARA.1401 are special needs children,89 normal children over 2 years[not preferred],649 normal children and178 children in sibling category who cannot be separated.[CARA Website].On an average 25000 parents wait for adoption while only around 4000 children are being adopted every year.Simplified process to have a hazzle free adoption within the frame work of the legal system is under focus.[CENTRAL ADOPTION RESOURCES AUTHORITY-CARA] Ducks vs Locusts China is reported to be contemplating despatch of100,000 strong army of ducks whose natural diet includes insects.,China had adopted the strategy with considerable effectiveness. A ducks capacity is a minimum 0f 200 locusts per day. Pakistan was affected by a locust swarm threatening the current wheat crop.Popular edible insects in China according to reports are grasshoppers,silkworm pupae,wasps,bamboo insects and stink bugs but because of logistics problems they are deputing ducks instead of the Chinese.[mine] Tomato soup for the soul Happiness is an experience.Similarly sadness is also an experience.For people who do not have peace of mind and clarity even happiness will appear as an experience of sadness .Like children tend to avoid taste like bitterness we avoid all feelings other than happiness[Swami Sukhabodhananda] In a flooded village a man who could not swim climbs a tree. A few minutes later a bird also comes and sits on a branch. Both man and bird are sitting on the tree.However if the branch breaks the man will die and the bird will take off on its wings. Gita will provide the internal wings for the man to face the situation.[Jaya Row] Don’t disturb us-we are on honeymoon Passengers aboard the Ahmedabad Jaipur flight had a new experience of two pigeons in the aircraft before take off .Theories abound- they needed privacy and they were going on a honeymoon to Jaipur[my theory].Rajasthan Government should use pigeons as tourism ambassador. Tough times don’t last but tough people do Verma,a single mother  of a boy  who survived an abusive marriage worked as a domestic help before Madam helped her to run professionally understanding her interest in sports.Verma finished in 14 of the races she ran in 2019 and it is common knowledge that she earns around Rs 20000 every time she wins.In the Tata Memorial Marathon in January 2020 she completed 42 kms in 3 hrs 52 mts against the bench mark of 3 hrs 5 mts. Today she only depends on running for survival. She has shown her alcoholic husband who deserted her 15 years back that she is made of steel. We are open and transparent A study carried across 10 major transport and transit hubs has shown that truckers/ owners pay Rs.48000 Crores annually in bribes..The survey findings are based on a detailed survey of around 1300 truckers.Guwahati, Chennai and Delhi hubs belong to the hall of fame with maximum collections. During our time, bribe was something taken secretly but today it is business as usual in the full glare of the public. PS. With your permission I propose to change the title as “Razzmatazz” with the next posting.