This is a Special Issue of H2H dedicated entirely to the recent global catastrophe of Biblical proportions:The Tsunami. In the Indian Ocean region where this tsunami struck, this tidal wave, killer wave, tiger wave as it has been variously described, is regarded as a wake-up call for having a proper Early Warning System such as is found in the Pacific. But is that all there is to it? Somehow in this hurried jet age, people seldom seem to look beyond what meets the eye.

That is something we shall do in this Special Issue. However, in order to put the matter in the proper perspective, we start off with an in-depth “tutorial” on tsunami. We freely concede that our description is neither exhaustive nor far from complete. Be that as it may, we believe our overview is adequate for the present purpose.

This overview is followed by a presentation on the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004. After this comes a description of Sai Seva rendered in the affected regions, both in India and abroad. This is the most important and the most inspiring part of this issue .

Wrapping it all up is a ‘Reflections’ article that looks at the disaster from a deeper perspective. The ‘Reflections’ article sums up our thoughts.What about yours? Why don’t you share them with us? If you do, then we can share them with our entire H2H family. You will write, won’t you? As always, we can be reached at: [email protected]

The issue is in the form of a PDF file that you have to download on to your system. And please do pass it on to as many people as possible and inspire them too on this noble path of service.

Thank you for your attention.

Jai Sai Ram.




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