Note: I am posting pretty steadily at www.sarvodaya.org.
I think my last email was a little sad. Now I feel more hopeful. The site has done well, and helped people, I hope.
Apple and Google have given Sarvodaya space on their front pages along with the big charities like Red Cross, OxFam, etc It’s the only Asian NGO to be featured on both. I don’t think that has much to do with the site but rather the fact that Sarvodaya is an established and effective organization, but it does make me a little proud.
www.google.com or (http://www.google.com/tsunami_relief.html)
Those pages will change, but sarvodaya.org was there.
We have 315 photos up on the site, from all over. Some of them I can’t look at, but photos of us getting the relief out make me very happy. Tomorrow I’m going to visit a camp to see first hand for the first time. Some Fulbright scholars are in Sri Lanka, and I’ve got them uploading the photos and the news. It takes a lot of the load off me and I like talking to them. Tomorrow we’re going to visit the camps for the first time. I’m a little nervous. I’ve just been working 24 hours and the destruction has been sort of an abstraction to me. I don’t know if I want to see.
I find it strange cause in Colombo people are very quick to return to normal. My publisher wants me to launch the IT Magazine this month. I find it very hard to care. I am actually very angry at them.
Sometimes I think that I just want to work in the orphanages and get the kids to blog. Maybe get some of the poorest of the poor on the Net. But then I won’t have any money. I won’t be able to visit any of you.
These last few days I think I’ve done something that’s OK. But I don’t know what to do now.