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Keep India Clean Campaign cum Pledge

India is our country.
All those who wish that their homeland is green and a better place to live in,
Please join in and take a pledge of not littering the roads and throwing the waste only in the bins.

Join either by liking or posting your comment.
Share with others and make a difference as every drop makes the ocean…

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Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan

Our revered P.M, Mr Modi (I’d rather refer to him as Modi ji as that’s what suits him more and makesfinal_logo_(1) him more of a person like us.. 😉 ) launched Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on 2nd October. This made me happy. Not only because the task of cleanliness was taken up seriously but because I’ve already been keeping my surroundings clean much before the Campaign started. I so appreciate the efforts of Modi ji. Atleast people will now think a bit about the matter (that’s what I assume).People like me didn’t need a formal or an official campaign to remind ourselves that we need to keep our surroundings clean, more so, our INDIA clean. I never throw even a toffee wrapper on the road. It happily travels with me to my home incase I donot find a dustbin.

This campaign has brought about a change for sure but there are definitely a few who are unwilling to change their rigid mentality. I wonder why! This chunk includes educated people too.
With money does not come civic sense.Here’s the proof: People steering in their cars do spit out on roads or in other cases throw away the wrappers/fruit peelings and other gunk on the road. Civic sense is something that comes from within, something that cannot be preached or forced upon. Education & awareness plays an important role too. Unless people are taught from the very beginning that this is the most basic thing we must or rather, should do, we can’t expect others to do the same. Change comes when each one of us makes an effort.
The reason I wrote this was because the dirt around and the careless attitude of the few people (yes, those careless chunk of society that I mentioned) makes me fearful of the future of the nation. At the end of the day, it is we who appreciate the foreign nations and talk incessantly  about the cleanliness. Infact, these very people (I’m not saying all) won’t dare to throw a piece of paper in a foreign country whereas the same people would shamelessly litter on the domestic roads.strict-monitoring-of-cleanliness-under-way-1353270303-8302
We cannot expect a change unless we are a part of it. “Be the change you wish to see” fits perfectly here. I firmly believe in this because if not us, then, who and if not now, then, when? We can’t be cribbers all through our lives.

We got to decide whether we want to live in filth forever or in a clean environment.

Be the accelerators of growth and not decelerators, Indians!

Free of Corruption?


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It’s been more than 70 years since we are independent but there’s something that gnaws me from within and a little question always bothers me, viz. after independence, are we really free from corruption?

 CORRUPTION– the big monster! It is the indeed the root cause of all problems. I really wonder when will my country develop and be a super power and ultimately, my heart shrinks when the newspaper blares about the scams. What an irony that those who raise their voices against the wrongdoers are demoted from their jobs. A great deal at that!

While watching a comedy show, I heard a person saying that “These days, work cannot be done without bribing” . I suppose that is just an excuse to escape the efforts.And I promote the idea given in that very show that if we can shoot videos of actors, then why not make a video of such wrongful acts and let it go viral via media and social networking sites?

More than that, exercise your right to Vote. Always remember that every vote counts and show the power of honesty by choosing the right person.This is what I call the Power of us’. Image

Yes, together we can do it!

We need to come out with pragmatic solutions instead of being watchdogs or partners in crime. It’s high time that we become responsible citizens. We need to be the first movers and have dynamic approaches. It’s is a heartfelt appeal to the readers to pledge once and for all that they would never in their lifetime bribe anyone for any work whatsoever and will try their best to bring forth the shameful acts. Then only, I suppose the purpose of life be fulfilled since the real purpose of life is to follow the right path and this is just a simple way to achieve it. I really hope that if not all, then at least a few people are influenced by my words. “Working towards a corruption-free India”

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YOU are responsible

Global Warming is not a local issue but a global issue

Yes, you read it right. This time my words would be direct and not sugar coated. YOU are responsible for global warming. It’s not YOU alone but many like you. It’s easy to play a blame game but difficult to swallow the truth. Is the West responsible more than anyone else? Definitely yes but YOU are no less. Incessant pollution, deforestation and what not…. I cant even think of what YOU are doing. Are YOU in your senses? Or can YOU go to any extent to satisfy your needs? YOU selfish HUMAN! It’s high time when YOU wake up man! YOU are the root cause and you got to accept the fact without contradicting it. Will YOU ever do something or sleep over it. Don’t YOU remember, “We’ve not inherited Earth from our forefathers but borrowed it from future generations”? Isn’t that enough?
After all, WHEN? JUST WHEN?
Forget about big steps take small measures atleast. Come on now! Make sure YOU are not a liability on this planet. If others don’t do anything Just DO IT and let’s ALL make it happen.

Anti Crackers Diwali

Anti Crackers DiwaliI am very proud to state that this time my Diwali was completely an anti-crackers one. It was all the more pleasing to read about the drop in sales of crackers along with the decrease in the air pollution level in many cities across the country. It clearly shows that the mindset of the people is changing.

What can be a better piece of news than this?

Yes, we are being the change and definitely we all can collectively do it. It’s not about simply reading about environment conservation and sleeping over it. It’s a matter of taking an action NOW. Little steps go a long way in determining our future…

Spending huge amounts on crackers alone is nothing to flaunt. Instead that is foolishness and nothing else. So; respect for all those who were environment friendly this year and let it be our responsibility to inspire others to refrain from anti-environment activities.

Dear Readers
Due to the overwhelming response, it would not be possible to reply to each comment. Your comments are always welcome and appreciated. Each one of them is read. Thanks  a lot for the love & appreciation
Cheers

Smoke Thrills but Kills

The Age Old dictum rightly goes “Smoke thrills but kills.” Indeed, smoking is lethal to health both to the puffer and the passive smoker.Youngsters smoke with the urge to follow their peers, relieving themselves from tension as we’re all living in a very stressful world and they also do so to try something thrilling. In their quest to fulfill their urge, the puffers do not realize that they are not only putting their life in danger but also the life of others. Smoking is not only addictive but also self harming.

Speaking of human health, cigarettes and other smoking devices contain tobacco and cause much irreparable loss to lungs, throat and other body parts. It causes cancer and other ailments. The life-span of puffers is much shorter as compared to that of others.

Statistics suggest that smoking kills around 1,14,000 people in the UK each year.

One roll of a cigarette contains more than 4000 chemical compounds and at least 400 toxic substances. When one inhales, a cigarette burns at 700°C at the tip and around 60°C in the core. The heat which is generated breaks down the tobacco to produce various toxins.

Moving on to the environment side, smoke causes pollution because of the harmful toxins emitted in the otherwise clean air. People should quit smoking as soon as possible. It’s high time when they learn self control and lead a better life. There are even techniques of coming out of this through self help programmes, psychiatrists,etc. Incase a person has to smoke, then he must go in for harmless cigarettes which are developed for highly addicted people.

I hope that by reading this small piece, atleast 1 person quits smoking. I would get a real sense of accomplishment then. Let’s become aware and spread awareness. Let us also pledge to never smoke in our lives and to try out best to stop others from doing so.

If not for your sake, then please, for the sake of your mothers, children, wives,etc, quit smoking. Save the lives of others and yourself for a better, healthy and a wonderful life.

Cheers!

Education @ Work

Education @ Work

Our very own Indian is the largest democracy in the World. Yet, we are lacking in many spheres like those relating to employment, education,health,etc. People are deprived of basic amenities. The population is increasing every day and not enough job opportunities are being created. Hence many of the rural families are having a tough time with more mouths to feed on and less income earning hands.
This picture was taken on a breezy Saturday morning in Bengaluru, the IT capital of our country while I was enjoying myself but this site moved me when I was on a stroll. This was one of the busiest streets in the city and it has clearly shown that the girl despite selling flowers is studying. What moved me was the fact that the girl who should have been at her home or at school was seen selling instead at such a tender age.
This points out to the fact that our society is still not going on fair terms as on one hand the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. On hand there are those who are wasting resources and having a gala time and on the other there are people like the girl shown in the picture who are coping up with difficult times. Studying besides selling flowers shows that she was trying to compensate for the loss of time.
Children of her age should be enjoying their youth by playing and doing what they want to do. But the strong will is clearly visible. Words do not suffice the description of this small scene.There are many others who dont even get a chance to study even! It’s time for our power hungry politicians to wake up and do something for nation building. We all must also wake up and report such incidents as Citizen Journalists so that the deserving people get their rights. Better still, we can go in for charitable causes so that less blessed children can pursue their dreams.

Keep India Clean: Campaign cum Pledge

India is our own country.

Let is keep it clean. Let us all pledge for a cleaner and greener India.

Please join the campaign and make sure you throw the waste only in the bins.

Join in by Liking the post, posting your comments or participating in the polls.

Share this with others and act for a noble cause.

Jai Hind

India’s Justification in hosting the CWG 2010

CWG 2010She gave us birth; She gave us life; she gave us everything we wanted. She is our motherland-INDIA. Our nation hosted the CWG 2010 in October in the national Capital, New Delhi and it was a magnanimous event. India was fully justified in hosting the games as all the citizens came together for a national event. The work had been very stagnant in the beginning and much of the hopes had been shattered but as 3rd October approached nearer, we started being zealous and finally the day came and we gasped the opening ceremony. It was no less than the FIFA opening. Multi lingual people came together and there was a perfect amalgamation of oneness and culture. Guests from overseas came for the event and applauded the same among whom were Prince Charles.
Though red tapism is malignant here; yet the glory and the success cannot be overlooked. we ourselves are witnesses to the games and cannot oversee the hardwork of so many. We are the only nation who can brag about stadium which is one of it’s only kind in the world in the sense that it is totally different from the rest of the stadia of the world. There, every seat would give you just the same view even if you were on the edge of the curve. To add icing on the cake the Indian sportspersons brought laurels to our country by fetching many gold medals.
If we pledge against social vices then nobody can stop us from being a developed nation like US. We are progressing but at a slow pace. We need to speed it up fast. Furthermore, India has been defamed just because of a few miscreants otherwise if each and every individual has faith in her; she would give us quite sweet fruits.
After all, it’s just a matter of BELIEF!
Having high hopes for the future…

Shera

A Different Diwali

DIWALI, A festival of lights is celebrated with much joy and fervour across the nation. According to mythology, Lord Rama returned on this day after being in exile for 14 years. At that time, lighting up of diyas marked the triumph of good over evil and family re-unions came to be celebrated.
As time went by, the capacity to spend and need for grandiose among people increased. Diwali is now celebrated with lighting of candles, diyas in homes; exchange of gifts; burning of crackers, among other activities. This is what we now call celebrations. I guess we have simply made this day a holiday and a day for personal delight hardly having any significance.
Go Green & Save the Earth
Generation-Next has tremendous spending power, spending lavishly on SIM cards, i-Phones, movies, the latest technology and what not. It hardly strikes them that there are people dying, who don’t even get a chance to celebrate Diwali. Instead, if they give this money in donations, a huge change will be brought about and their deeds will bring a genuine smile on the faces of children of God.

This might seem as trite on a merry occasion like Diwali but this is the bitter truth. I am not delivering a lecture and asking people not to enjoy themselves, they can and have the right to enjoy but I’m requesting them to think just a wee bit about the world too. That was just about donations.

Moving on to celebrations, being an aware student of the environment, I would like to suggest that people to light the minimum number of diyas and the least number of candles if they can’t prevent themselves from not lighting any. The science behind this is that candles, etc are sources of heat and light and due to combustion; the end products released are CO2 and heat. These further results in trapping of these end products in the atmosphere, which finally results in Global Warming – the hot issue throughout the world now. We ought to do just a little bit from our sides and together we can overcome this demon or ‘Ravana’. We will be the present century’s Rama then.

If candles, etc are used in minimum quantities, a lot (good) will happen. And if you think that the Lord will be happy by these actions of candle ceremony and everything else, then probably you’re mistaken. The Lord will be happy only when you do good deeds. Even if you use crackers, then plant a tree the very next day. This is same as getting wounded and then applying the necessary medication. If this is further taken ahead, then this festival of lights will soon be converted to a Festival of Plantation.

I do hope that at least a few people are inspired by my words.
, A festival of lights is celebrated with much joy and fervour across the nation. According to mythology, Lord Rama returned on this day after being in exile for 14 years. At that time, lighting up of diyas marked the triumph of good over evil and family re-unions came to be celebrated.
As time went by, the capacity to spend and need for grandiose among people increased. Diwali is now celebrated with lighting of candles, diyas in homes; exchange of gifts; burning of crackers, among other activities. This is what we now call celebrations. I guess we have simply made this day a holiday and a day for personal delight hardly having any significance.

Generation-Next has tremendous spending power, spending lavishly on SIM cards, i-Phones, movies, the latest technology and what not. It hardly strikes them that there are people dying, who don’t even get a chance to celebrate Diwali. Instead, if they give this money in donations, a huge change will be brought about and their deeds will bring a genuine smile on the faces of children of God.

This might seem as trite on a merry occasion like Diwali but this is the bitter truth. I am not delivering a lecture and asking people not to enjoy themselves, they can and have the right to enjoy but I’m requesting them to think just a wee bit about the world too. That was just about donations.

Moving on to celebrations, being an aware student of the environment, I would like to suggest that people to light the minimum number of diyas and the least number of candles if they can’t prevent themselves from not lighting any. The science behind this is that candles, etc are sources of heat and light and due to combustion; the end products released are CO2 and heat. These further results in trapping of these end products in the atmosphere, which finally results in Global Warming – the hot issue throughout the world now. We ought to do just a little bit from our sides and together we can overcome this demon or ‘Ravana’. We will be the present century’s Rama then.

If candles, etc are used in minimum quantities, a lot (good) will happen. And if you think that the Lord will be happy by these actions of candle ceremony and everything else, then probably you’re mistaken. The Lord will be happy only when you do good deeds. Even if you use crackers, then plant a tree the very next day. This is same as getting wounded and then applying the necessary medication. If this is further taken ahead, then this festival of lights will soon be converted to a Festival of Plantation.
I do hope that at least a few people are inspired by my words.Go Green

Gandhi Ji

 

Father of Nation

Great legend-Gandhi Ji

 

A white clad man with a slight stoop being balanced by a stalk wearing Khadi, round spectacles and a very simple dhoti which could barely cover this body was M.K Gandhi. India’s success can only be bequeathed to the Father of the Nation. Gandhian philosophy still holds true in today’s fast-rack world. He followed very simple principles of life which were truth, honesty and simplicity. He did not have any intrigue principles like any great philosopher or leader; he had very simple goals and perspectives of humbleness and honesty. Such ethics as he said might not bear fruits right at that moment but they pay one later. History has revealed that honesty is the best policy though it many not profit you at that time. By speaking truth and following the golden path of honesty, one gets inner peace and contentment though not any pecuniary gain which is very immaterial. Gandhi Ji had very simply living and very high thinking. Only because of his principles, he was able to set India free from the clasp of the British. One man had the power of many. He was and still ensues to be the epitome of a perfect Indian. He focused on self sufficiency so that no Indian would beg at the mercy of the so called superior white men. He was very proud to be an Indian and allowed banishment of untouchability. Because of Gandhi Ji our society experienced revolution. Burning of foreign cloth and rebellion against the British helped India to gain the present situation. Now he’s been dead as many as 62 years. His presence is felt in every part of the country. Physically he might not be present yet he remains in our hearts and continues to inspire each one of us. What we want is his blessings so that the hatred is completely eliminated and our country resides in tranquility. His thoughts about the environment in those days were also very interesting as he said, “Nature has enough for everybody’s need but not for anybody’s greed.” Seeing the harm we have caused to the Earth, we now realize what he said was absolutely true. Apart from social causes and environment, he supported Indian industries. He was against mass production and wanted it to replace it with production by masses to ensure full employment.

If the great legend was alive today; He would have first cried over the present situation of death and destruction;

Secondly be sad to see the youth disrespecting their own language and customs

and Thirdly would have led India to a better path of success.

Many successful and thought provoking movies have been made on the iron willed man, which are again very inspirational.  So, make the departed soul happy and be proud to be Indians and follow his golden rules if you want to succeed.

Beauty of Indian Monsoons

Monsoon-Source of Peace

Monsoon-Source of Peace

Monsoon basically has come from the Arabic word ‘mawsim’ meaning weather and it refers to the gracious bounty of the generator, operator and destructor in the form of merciful rains. Indian is a land of splendor and serenity. The monsoons instill the place with greenness. Monsoon is the only time when air freshens and dormancy comes to an end. It is a time when mother earth gives us the message of togetherness and hopefulness. Not only the trees regain their lives but also human beings learn purity, patience and selflessness from their mother, Planet Earth. The verdant fresh leaves coming out of the branches instill in us elation. The nature is so splendid that it yolks happiness and forbearance in a cloud of rejoice.
Birds chirrup in their euphoria and humans in their own ways. The farmers who are most dependent on the Indian monsoons and more particularly the rains consider the monsoons to be their Christian Soul driving them out of all wretchedness and melancholy. Just like a Christian Soul drives the stranded passengers out of an isolated isle, similarly the monsoons help everyone particularly the agricultural farmers in our country. For them it is their life redeemer. Rains bring respite to everybody. The scorching heat is given a break and the animal and insect life reverts to square one. We get to know what life in reality is. Monsoon is the only time when we see the hibernated elements coming to life. The rains floods our emotions and the next moment we are on cloud nine. It is an absolute pleasure to watch the water gushing from the hills and the crystal clear and diamond pure rains pouring from their heavier counterparts. It is a delight to watch the birds swinging flawlessly and other creatures slithering or running. A sense of satisfaction enables us to work better as well. Life in the monsoon season cannot just be expressed in words. It is our priceless possession and we must thank our beloved mother for that for because of her we are enjoying all the necessities and opulence of life.Beautiful Monsoon
Busy in the hustle-bustle of our lives, we never realize the importance of winsome Earth, which has given us the birth and nurtures us even after death. Unfortunately in the moribund of urban lives we have forgotten about her. She works for us every day and every minute yet we remain thankless and greedily ask for more. Nature is our life and our soul; we should rather thank her in our gratitude.

Save the Tigers

Save the Tigers

Less than 1400 left. This is the number of our country’s pride and our national animal. The tigers are fast dwindling in their number. Tiger is not only a majestic animal but it also is a part of the eco system. The census conducted in 2001 and 2002, put the figure of tigers at 3,642. And now less than 1400 are left. Think for yourself. What if the tigers vanish and become extinct like dodo? Wont it be a shame for us?
Tigers are fast decreasing in number because of poaching and illiteracy. They are poached for their pelts and body parts which are highly prized in places like China and Eastern Asia. Dams and other mining projects have also affected their natural habitat due to which they were unable to adapt to the new niche. Illiterate poor poach the tigers for they are superstitious that tiger eyes are beneficial for their health and can cure incurable ailments. While it is not so, such masses refuse to accept the truth and base their selves on science and logic. Infact, traditional Chinese medicines use tiger bones for it is thought to calm fright, cure ulcers, bites, etc.A tiger skin can fetch up to £5,300 while tiger penises – traditionally believed to have near-magical properties – can fetch £14,000 per kilo. In a world where red tapism is a natural phenomena, it is hard to curb such illegal activities. Tigers are decreasing not only because of killing but also because of encroachment of their natural habitats; their forest area. For example, an adult male tiger needs about 80 to 100 square kilometers forest area.
As citizens, we can spread awareness among larger number of people, roar for tigers, contribute/donate for the same and do whatever is possible from our side. Use your networking sites to join such groups instead of wasting time in futile gossips and gaming. Plant more trees. Inform the government if you see something wrong happening. Instead of criticizing and cribbing, we need to implement our innovative ideas. If we can be innovative enough to bring in new gadgets, then we can definitely use our innovative skills to national and noble causes. Write articles on magazines, newspapers and form small organizations. Also comes with them to be a responsible tourist. Shop carefully and don’t use any product which has tiger teeth, nails, etc (perhaps in international shopping this would help). Now the Save Tigers T-shirts are also available, grab them and let the world know how concerned you are. Saving the tiger means saving mankind.
The government needs to have stringent punishments like death sentence for the law- breakers and need to increase the number of Tiger Reserves. The government shouldn’t wake up when the number tolls down to just a two digit number.

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Hazardours Cell Phone Towers

Hazards of Cell Phone Towers

Cell phones came as a boon for us but now we are having troubles with the cell phone towers. While few of them have been installed illegally, the legal ones are also not causing any less tribulation. These towers not only cause health hazards to humans but also to innocent animals and birds. The evident example is the decreasing number of house sparrows, which used to perch with their delicate wings on the bright days. The harmful electro magnetic radiations (EMRs) from the towers affect children and women the most adversely affecting their health. These EMRs cause tumour, skin cancer, DNA disorders, death, etc. Studies reveal more than this data. EMR can cause memory loss, headache, allergies, etc. The rays have a frequency of 1900 Mega Hertz which can easily penetrate human bodies. The standards set by the International Commission of Non-Iodised Radiationare not being followed by the mobile tower operators. They tend to provide services to customers but in turn deplete their health. Instead of help, they are rendering hell.
Shimla has recorded 118 towers out of which only 18 are legal. It’s not that the legal ones are not causing any problem. The guidelines say that such towers need to be installed beyond 500 metres (in radius) from the schools and congested areas. The government needs to wake up soon otherwise there would be serious repercussions on the society both health wise and bio-diversity wise. These towers cause electromagnetic Pollution also. Campaigns to save birds are launched but no one thinks about the other activities carried down. Inhabitants definitely can register a PIL and seek the redressal.

The Sealing of towers in Delhi is also a welcome step.

World Earth Day

Each Day Earth DayApril 22 marks World Earth Day. Earth is such a precious gift to us that we have forgotten in our selfish nature the harm we are causing to it. Hustle and Bustle of urbanization has resulted in a lot of tribulations. We are relentlessly depleting the natural resources without realizing the repercussion. Earth Day need not be celebrated only once a year but every day in our day- to- day activities. The time has gone when sermons would function. Our everyday contribution can make a lot of difference. Carbon emissions are increasing like anything and to add to human miseries the recent natural ash clouds due to the burst of Volcano in Iceland has caused inconvenience.

We not be a carborexic who are fanatics but we can do little bit like planting trees, using CFLs, paying E-bills, conserving the energy by switching off lights, etc.  More and more business organisations are opting for green offices and buildings which is a welcome step. Such techniques need to be adopted at individual as well as government level for a greener future. Simple steps can go a long way to shape the future of the coming generations because we have not inherited the Earth from our forefathers but we have borrowed it from our future generations. Everything is up to us only. It is we who can do it. The question arises that If not Earth, where? If not now, when? And if not you, who? We are the writers of our future. The power lies in our hand, so why not act now?
At this time, I am reminded of the 2 lettered 10 words that are very motivational taught to us in schools that, “If it is to be, it is up to me.” So, if it is to be globally, it has to be locally. Think globally to act locally.

Ganga Waters

Ganga as it used to BE...The holy waters of river Ganga hold a symbolic significance in the hearts of religious minded people across borders. Their religious believes pulls them from their cozy and comfortable homes to the lands of the sacred river either to perform religious practices or bathe. They forget in their minds that they are in turn polluting the river. They snatch away the purity of the river. Which religious book, priest or the like has given the sermon to pollute the river and perform the rituals? The ashes of humans give in toxic substances due to decomposition, which leads to many deadly ailments. Not only human ashes, the industrial waste are also dumped into river waters, which again causes the same effect. The debris has lead to killing of the river.

Polluted Ganga

Years ago, Coliform was found in human intestines which caused serious implications. Not only this, scientists have proven that Ganga water (in specified regions) is no longer safe to drink. This is all a result of human work. We no longer enjoy crystal clear water gushing down the stream. All we can see are huge masses of dust clouds clinging on to the air. It’s high time when we realize the impact we are having on the environment and on holy waters. Pollution is all we are contributing towards the nature. We need to minimize our impact.
The possible solution is to electrically cremate the deceased who has probably left for heavenly abode. Though religious minded people oppose this pragmatic idea but this is the best way to keep the “MOTHER earth” happy. Electric cremations will reduce the air pollution and creation of new crematorium fields by felling of trees. We talk so high of saving the earth but in reality do such acts and forget about the damage we cause to her. She is always pleading us to protect her from damage and destruction and gives evidence from natural disasters and calamities.
So, wake up! Act now! It’s now or never…… Spread awareness among masses.

E Language

E-LanguageIn the quicksilver world with cutting edge technologies, it is becoming very difficult to catch up with the latest lingoes coming up. As the time evolves, so does the language. Welcome to a new world, a world that offers a new range of words, yes, the e-language or the sms language. The messages are going around as, “hy, wz up?” which is the simplest of all but few are such that they are unidentifiable.Take a look at this-TTYL which is Talk to you Later! The inbox gets filled up with thousands of messages containing these ironically beautiful words and then you get a head spin. Have a headache with these new words coming on your way hindering your vision. Keep on lingering what these new set of words mean and interpret your own meaning. The creative team of youngsters are the inventors of such words who feel that this is a much “easy” language and helps them to send their message over seas very quickly as they have word constraint in networking sites like Twitter.
The opinions of the professionals and teachers are however in contrast to this. They feel that the new ‘slangs’ corrupt the English language. Quite true. At the end of the day, most of us have to give written examinations, which require complete and full forms with correct English spellings. Some people also feel that English language wouldn’t be affected since every language erupts out of a root language; it’s father. So, the new words, which would come up would need some reference, which is the real English Language.
The possible and the alluring solution is to train the brain to use proper English words while writing the examination and using proper English whenever and wherever possible. Such positive autosuggestions do help a lot. As a matter of fact, many of us lose marks because of the shorter sms words being used on the ‘holy’ answer sheet. Mind the word ‘Holy’. Incase we do not find a way out; we would be caught in the web of two languages and won’t be able to adopt either of them. This switch over doesn’t seem to be very easy but can be acquired with constant use of proper words in maximum spheres of life.

India Shining

Our IndiaIndia has been the most ancient civilizations of the world and is the fastest growing economy in the world. It has shown tremendous improvement in the field of agriculture, industry and the most significant thing, the technology.
Today the exports from the IT sector are worth a $10 billion.
India has given the world the most important idea of number system and the value of zero. The geniuses from our nation have given the world the most important things.
Even the muslin, spices, merchandise have voyaged from India along with the stories of Mahabharata and Ramayana. India was once a golden bird and it were the callous Britishers who stole the wealth from our nation. The Kohinoor had been taken away from our country. The History teaches us many salient features about our ancestors about which we might have never ever thought.
There are many striking facts about India, which surely makes one proud of his nation. Nowadays the brain drain is not from India to foreign countries but from abroad to India. Moreover, the newspapers, army, doctors are more than any other country in the world.
38% of doctors in USA are Indians, 36% of NASA scientists are Indians, 34% of Microsoft employees and 28% of IBM employees are Indians. And that’s not all.
17% of INTEL scientists, 13% of XEROX employees and 12% scientists in USA are Indians. Fifteen of the world’s major automobile manufacturers are now obtaining components from Indian firms, Hero Honda is now the largest manufacturer of motorcycles in the world—with an output of 17 lakh motorcycles a year. One lakh Indica cars of the Tatas are to be marketed in Europe by Rover, one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious auto-manufacturers under its — that is, Rover’s — brand name and the list ensues….
The best works of India are in the fields of Nuclear Energy, Satellites, Software, Nuclear weapons, rockets and Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles.
Many legends of India have been awarded Nobel Prizes, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards and the most prestigious awards by honorable people.
Our nation has also been the T-20 champions. Moving to the Olympics, which started in 1896, it is after 112 years that India has got a gold medal in the 10m air rifle shooting. Abhinav Bindra has made millions of Indians very proud of himself. Saina Nehwal has been ranked no. 5 in Badminton and the fact that she went into the quarterfinals is a great achievement for a young girl.
Vishwanathan Anand has been the World Chess Champion, which again makes us proud.
Further more, many words in the English language have been taken from our ancient and rich language- Sanskrit. For instance, ‘bhatra’ has been taken for Brother; ‘matra’ of Sanskrit has been taken for Mother, etc.
The Alphanzo mangoes, Darjeeling tea, Yoga, Ayurveda, Spiritual gurus, etc have sprung from India.
Although the population of India is the 2nd largest, yet during the alluring Kumbh Mela, tides of people go there and make a beautiful site.
The new generation, which has replaced Gen X, ‘Gen Y’ is fast growing whereby the youngsters live life to the fullest along with doing their work at desk with full sincerity. The youngsters of Gen Y are Internet friendly and more ambitious as compared to others who are bookworms and their work/job is everything (life) to them.
Coming down to the rivers, River Indus is one of the longest rivers of the world.
George Bernard Shaw said, “All Progress depends on the unreasonable man” therefore, it’s no one but the youngsters of India who can help to develop our nation. India is progressing and will one day be the unsurpassed nation of the world.
An amazing fact for all of us is that UNESCO has declared India’s National Anthem as the World’s Best National Anthem. Last but not the least, A.R Rahman is the 4th Indian to win an Oscar and India’s recently won 3 Oscars which really make us feel very proud.

Plastic Bags

Abandon PlasticsThe monotonous student’s life ensues, long lectures to save environment, conserve resources, control pollution, etc. These lectures (wise sayings) even inspire the future of tomorrow-the children, to conserve our fragile Earth. We’ve been taught since time immemorial to save Earth, not to use polythene bags, etc but how many of us actually listen and act to such things? These are just the waste sayings, which are heard from one ear and passed off from the other. What we need is pragmatic approach to reach to the apex of success.
Plastic bag is one of the things, which is extremely hazardous to every person’s life. A person uses tons of such bags; from colorful packets of clothes to the bags of bread, curd, cakes, milk and innumerable things.
Not only they choke the drains, they also imbalance the ecosystem. When these bags are thrown on land, the percolation (i.e. penetration of water) stops; plants do not grow and many useful insects also die.
When thrown in water, they do not let oxygen to enter beneath them and aquatic life is disrupted which affects the life of fishermen also. So, the whole mankind is dependant on environment, something that has given us birth. We have grown from this land and will die in this land only!
Just like states of Himachal Pradesh and Delhi have adopted very eco-friendly methods in the same way, the need of the hour is to work on such projects. The possible solutions that ought to be taken by the Government are: ban on polythene bags just like out capital has done and using jute/cotton/nylon/cloth bags.
Although the shopkeepers in Delhi are very plaintive because they said that other bags would really cost a lot for them because the prices were not affordable. The normal poly-bad just costs them about Rs.10 and other bags (such as jute bags) would cost them around Rs.50. So, the shopkeepers felt that they would be in debt and there would be more loss than the profits they earn.No Plastics Please
Even though prices are a bit high in this world of recession and inflation, the authorities must ponder over such mind-boggling issues and issue such bags on very subsidized rates to the shopkeepers. We call the Earth ‘Mother Earth’ but a very simple question arises that do we treat our mother’s as we to this Mother Earth? All the people of the world must consider the earth as their own and try to reduce the Carbon footprint as well. We all must join hands together as we did in case of terrorism to fight against those non-environment people and burn the mid night oil to make this ‘mother’ more green and clean.
Other states must also ban polythene bags and make this wonderful creation of Lord a better place to live in so that the saying “Live and Let Live” remains in the hearts of the people.

Obama

Barack ObamaA very dynamic, intellectual and a legitimate leader of the Democratic Party was elected by the people of the United States of America on 5 November 2008. In his speech, he declared, “If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
Born to a father from Kenya and a mother from Kansas on 4 August, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the 47 year old President has graduated from Columbia University and Harvard Law School. He went on to attend the Law School where he became the African-American President of the ‘Harvard Law Review’. He sworn in as President on January 20, 2009. Obama and Michelle are the parents of two daughters namely Malia,10, and Sasha,7. Obama said that he would stop the outsourcing but then thinking pragmatically, many citizens from across the two countries have confessed that incase outsourcing is stopped, U.S would be in a fix. He had promised that he would close down the Guatanamo Bay in Cuba and he did so and the trial is not yet over. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has been ordered to close any secret prisons that may still be operating.
Moving on to the environment, he said that his Government would ensure 10% of U.S.A’s electricity came from Renewable Energy by 2012 and 25% by 2025. He has plans to use soil,wind,etc as alternate sources of energy so that the Gift of God can be prevented from tarnishing. With every passing day families in America are watching their bills soaring up and their money (savings) draining out.
Mr. Obama feels that if they (U.S citizens) do not act quickly, recession could linger for years, which may swipe away the competitive edge of America, the competitive edge which has provided strength to the nation to stand in the mammoth world. The leader has put forth an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan also, which will restart job creation. He is going to ensure long-term growth by innumerable ways such as doubling the production of alternative energy in the next 3 years, improving energy efficiency by modifying the federal buildings, expanding broadband across America, etc to name a few. He has got the determination to change the world and wants to set an example for all the nations of the world to save the earth and go green.
Moreover, he is a source of inspiration not only for the young but also for every person. He has taught us that hard work always pays and it was his hard work that he came up to this height flabbergasting the whole world. He’s following the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King. Despite the fact that he fumbles in his oath, he’s still loved by all and all of us believe in him and trust him.
And finally, after many years, it seems to me as though the relationships between India and America are going to be cordial. Heartiest congratulations to the U.S and the President elect for changing the history.

Showing off trends in youngsters

Show off among youngstersY-O-U-N-G-S-T-E-R-S: What world comes to your mind when I say this word?
Studies? No. Show-off? Yes! Youth are the future of any country that can take the country to the apex of success. The youth are the only human resources on which a country can depend. The country invests so much on the Youth/Work force but when it comes to their abilities, the result is not very encouraging. In this hectic 21st Century, gadgets are surrounding every individual. One actually doesn’t have time for himself and his family. All over you’ll see cell phones, pico-computers, X-boxes, i-pods, etc. Ironically, it seems as though the human body is made up of these ‘elements’. We all are so engrossed in this materialistic and mammoth world that we have lost our senses and become insane. We have gone to the extent of killing our beloved. It is pathetic to see small children getting involved in habits like smoking; terrorism, begging, etc. This is the condition of youth. What will happen to the nation then? The future of the country seems blurred.
Because of peer-pressure, every second day, teenagers demand from their parents something that they actually don’t need but they need because their pals have it. They might not ever use it but just to have a shoulder-to-shoulder race or to be at par with the better ones, they pressurize or why not say emotionally blackmail their parents to buy those unnecessary tools. The parents buy those superfluous things just to get a little smile on their child’s face and so that their child is not filled with hard feelings. Children (teenagers) on the other hand do not understand their parents’ psyche and just keep on demanding all the time. They want the latest gadget, which may not be even launched in their country but because they are “SUPER COOL” generation, they want everything.
In schools, stringent laws have been made not to carry mobile phones but children fearlessly do that without informing their parents about the same. Such kind of acts are ‘cool’ for them but they must realize that as time is passing by, they are getting trapped in the web-a web, which is far more complex than their thinking.
God never wanted humans to have differences but human psychology is such that he has categorized everyone as rich, poor, good/bad, etc. So, in order to come to the status of the so-called RICH, teenagers are getting involved in the show off business. The day is not far when the 21st century will be called “show-off century”.
It is now or never that teenagers can make or ruin their lives. Their future and their life lie in their hands. If the golden-time passes by, then none of the stars, etc will work to change their luck.
The pure air that one used to breathe few years ago now consists of show off elements and nothing else. I really can’t breathe in this world. Please help by changing this air to the former one!



Our Soldiers

Indian SoldiersOne of the most important organs in ensuring security in a country is the Army and its related organs. The soldiers work round the clock to ensure that the common man is safe and sound. They are so selfless that we ought to learn something from them. Perspiring in the summers when the mercury soars up to more than 40 degree Celsius, these soldiers never \think of their needs and work throughout the year for a smile on our faces. In their selfless work for the nation and us, are they not to be given any sort of comforts? They never speak about their needs but just remain happy with whatever they have. Our ministers have bulletproof cars and hundreds of security guards around them. Not only this, they have AC cars. On one hand we have the ministers having all the luxuries even though their stomach is made turgid with money. On the other, our soldiers are not even given the basic needs in the hot summers. At least, a comfortable shed with a petty fan will be enough in case the government complains that with such “luxuries” as they would call it, they wont be able to look after the security. I would instead say that they would be able to work more efficiently. I would suggest the authorities to give them nutritious food free of cost too.
Millions of promises are made and the welfare of the public is taken care of but no one pays heed to the life of the people who burn the mid night oil to ensure that we are happy.True Heroes

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