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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.

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