वसुधैव कुटूंबकम- Subject to Individual Interpretation

वसुधैव कुटूंबकम- Subject to Individual Interpretation

Culture, Opinion
"... it is a very long time since we have had cases of crimes committed by these animals... I petition for the deer and other eventual animal culprits to go punished, because their alleged deed was a reaction to the cruel soulless conduct of the victims, whom my thorough investigations have shown to be active hunters...", speaks Janina Duszejko from Agnieszka Holland's Polish ecological thriller 'Pokot'; who becomes convinced that the murderers are animals taking revenge for being hunted, after her neighbours and acquaintances are murdered in mysterious circumstances. Sounds like an enthralling storyline, but is quite enough to create a huge predicament about the mankind and his standpoint towards the environment. Those Homo sapiens in Duszejko's village in Poland (like their other brot...
To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

Book In Focus, Culture
To Kill A Mockingbird is the first book that I have read in 2017. The first few pages were tough for me to read because I was getting confused a lot but then finally after reading the first two pages twice, I picked up the rhythm. The book is written by Harper Lee. It was first published in 1960. She was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for this book. The book tries explaining about sensitive topics like rape and racial inequality in a very warm manner. The remarkable story-telling skill of Harper Lee makes the book a wonderful read.  The Background of 'To Kill A Mockingbird' The story is set in the year of 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama. The story revolves around four main characters: Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. The author draws the attention of the readers to many
How Deforestation Gives Rise To Human Disease?

How Deforestation Gives Rise To Human Disease?

Curious Brain, Earth Issues
By and large, we are taught that deforestation leads to environmental degradation and other environmental problems. In fact, the problems created by deforestation are atrocious for all organisms. We all know about its impact on the environment. Having said that, what about its impact on the human? I would like to draw your attention to the link that exists between deforestation and human disease. I would like to start with a case study so that a better understanding is developed in analyzing the correlation. Case Study of Deforestation in Borneo Island Borneo is the largest island of Asia and third-largest island in the world. It is shared both by Malaysia and Indonesia. It is one of the oldest rainforests in the world. But it seems like very soon, we will be replacing ‘is’ with ‘was’.
Shivalik 2017: Geo-Fest In My College

Shivalik 2017: Geo-Fest In My College

Coffee Talk
Last week on this very day, Shivalik 2017 was organized. This year the fest was very special for me. It was because for the very first time, I actively participated in an event. My active participation came as a surprise even for me! You must me wondering what was so special about it? Well, I am a girl who hides behind her books but still this year I picked up the courage to manage stuff. And that stuff didn't belong to my the things that I keep doing inside my room but it was about our big Geography department.  Events Before Shivalik 2017 Though the actual fest was on 3rd March, the preparation began way too early. I was given the responsibility of designing the poster and editing the magazine. But later, I was also involved in designing the cover of the magazine and writing certificat
Messages From Guys On International Women’s Day

Messages From Guys On International Women’s Day

Opinion
The first thing that I saw when I opened my browser was the Google doodle. The doodle has correctly depicted the many forms of a woman. I was happy to see it and I was wondering the history behind this day which has now become so important. The day has become a catalyst for the gender equality. We celebrate International Women's Day every year without knowing its history. Today, let us first look at the origin of this day. How Did International Women's Day Start? #BeBoldForChange This year the theme is #BeBoldForChange. The theme encourages everyone to take a stand for gender equality. If you have never experienced or seen inequality against women, you must be thinking that gender equality exists. But that's not true.  According to World Economic Forum, gender gap won't close entir
Why Is It Important For You To Go Out Alone?

Why Is It Important For You To Go Out Alone?

Coffee Talk
Today, I wanted to go for shopping. I was thinking whom should I request for a company. After an hour of thinking, I was still clueless. ‘You should learn to go out alone.’ Echoed a voice. After a moment of hesitation, I started getting ready. I decided that I will go out alone. I took all the kinds of stuff that could distract me from the world outside. The stuff included my mobile phone, earphones, a novel and many packets of gems.  After stepping outside of the house, I thought of listening songs to expurgate myself off from the surrounding voices. I asked myself if I wanted to listen to music. The answer was no. I kept the earphone inside my bag and started moving ahead. After few steps, I thought of taking a rickshaw, again to avoid the gazes of the people. In a country li
Regular Cricket Is Okay. But What Is Blind Cricket?

Regular Cricket Is Okay. But What Is Blind Cricket?

What Did I Learn Today?
GK Mahantesh, Cricket Association for Blind in India (CABI) President said, "It would be great if the government and BCCI react and recognize, embrace and endorse CABI. our boys have won four championships in the last four years. It's a huge time they respond and positively recognize this otherwise it's a big insult to our country." And it's not only the government who has failed to descry blind cricket. Even many of us are turning a blind eye to it. Try to have a discussion about blind cricket and I am sure, the first question that you will encounter will either be, "How can blind people play cricket?" or "How blind cricket is played?". You can't question the efficacy of blind cricket as a prove of excellent human spirit but you can surely question yours. We all know the kind of...
Modi Focuses On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Modi Focuses On Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

News & Current Events
The nation was curious about Modi's big speech yesterday because of obvious reasons. Many important decisions were made in the last few days and so, we all were waiting for another big announcement by Narendra Modi and the good thing is we are not disappointed. Modi yesterday threw light on 'Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana'. Let me quickly give you the details of the scheme. What is Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana? It is a missi0n that aims at providing central assistance to Urban Local Bodies. 3255 Urban Local Bodies were classified in 1991 Census of India. These bodies in India can be classified into four major categories: Municipal Corporation (Nagar Nigam) Municipality (Nagar Parishad) Town Area Committee Notified Area Committee The main objectives of Pradhan Mantri Awas Y...
Solution For Keeping Your New Year Resolution!

Solution For Keeping Your New Year Resolution!

Opinion
For me, the most exciting thing about New Year is the resolution that I make. I stay so confident when I make these resolutions. Do you know why? Because I always believe that I will be able to keep them. But things never turn the way I want them to. So, few days before 2017, I have surveyed to know the real reason behind such failure and how we can avoid them in future. After seeing the response to the survey, I have noticed that not many people are different than me; I will share the result of the survey with you. Analysis of Survey Conducted About New Year Resolution The age group of the participants of the survey lied between 13 to 30 years. 50% of the participants didn’t keep any New Resolution this year (2016). We will exclude the people who have no resolution because they a
India- The Leader of Renewable Energy?

India- The Leader of Renewable Energy?

Earth Issues, News & Current Events
India is a land of diversity. This statement stays true even for the geography of the country. India has a huge potential for harbouring renewable energy and the good news is that’s what India is doing! Recently, India has grabbed the 4th position in global wind power installed capacity. With the year coming to an end, it’s time to look at the efforts made by Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). What Has MNRE Done To Get International Attention? Clean energy is the energy that everyone should opt for and even our Prime Minister, Narendra Modi believes in it. As a result of which, India has taken up the largest renewable capacity expansion programme in the world. This clearly indicates that India has plans for increasing the share of clean energy by focusing on the renewabl
An Interview With Ketan Bhagat

An Interview With Ketan Bhagat

Uncategorized
Indian A: He is an NRI Indian B: Wow! He must be having a glamorous life then. Indian A: I agree.I envy him. He is simply a lucky guy. Indian B: His life is nothing but a cake walk. Do you also react in the same manner when you meet or see an NRI? If yes, let me remind you that the grass is greener on the other side of the hill. Go and read the book "Complete/Convenient: There Is More To Men And Bromance" to have a closer look in the life of an NRI. It's time to meet another debut author and learn from his successful journey in the world of writing. Today we meet Ketan Bhagat, author of Complete/Convenient- There Is More To Men And Bromance. An Interview Of Ketan Bhagat Q- Do you enjoy giving interviews? A- Yes when there is something special about the interv
Know How To Provide Emotional Support

Know How To Provide Emotional Support

Health, Mental Health
Many a time, we encounter such circumstances where we need to be strong in order to provide emotional support to our dear ones. I have noticed most of us go blank when we are in such a situation. We want to provide emotional support but we don't know how to actually provide that. So, today I will be telling you how you can attain this mojo. First of all, you should know that every person is different, and therefore the kind of emotional support that you should be providing will differ from person to person. You can decide that, can't you? It's your call how you deal with the person who needs the emotional support. Fortuitously, there are few basic ways by which you can prove yourself to be helpful. Ways Of Providing Emotional Support 1. No Judgement A person reveals his true side to ano...
Places You Must Visit in San Diego

Places You Must Visit in San Diego

Travel, Travel & Food
Know A Bit About San Diego! San Diego lies in the state of California. It lies on the coast of Pacific Ocean. It is known to be the birthplace of California. There are many water harbour and beaches in the place.  It is also a research centre of biotechnology. The highest elevation of the area is 485 metre. It has a hilly topography. There are around 200 wild canyons in the place. San Diego Rivers run from the middle of the city. The city inhabits around 1.3 million citizens. In the south of the city, one can see the Mexican border. One can easily have a quick trip to Mexico with public transportation. It is also important from the military point of view.   BEST PLACES IN SAN DIEGO 1. USS Midway Museum Address: 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101 There are plenty
A Shade Of Your Love- 1

A Shade Of Your Love- 1

Love & Relationship, Serendipity Call
I waved my hand to bid farewell to my mom. My brothers were still asleep. I closed my eyes to recall the happy moments that I have shared with this place. Leaving the place where you have spent your childhood is difficult. It makes you sad but still you can't ignore the feeling of excitement for starting a new life in a new place. I was keen to begin my fabulous new life. I sat down with my head pressed on the glass window of the car. I was watching the world beyond the glass, pass by. 'Have you checked everything?' enquired my dad. 'Yes.' I said with a weak smile. Finally, I was going to a place that will help me to understand what I really wanted from life. I was heading towards Delhi, the heart of our India. After around twenty minutes, we arrived at the railway station. The...
J.K.Rowling Releases Early Harry Potter Sketches

J.K.Rowling Releases Early Harry Potter Sketches

News & Current Events
So, you thought J.K.Rowling can only write well? Wait till you check the Harry Potter sketches made by her. When a writer writes a story, it is quite obvious that they also create a mental picture of the characters, like the readers do. J.K. Rowling wasn't different but the irony is, she has still managed to be different. This is because she decided to sketch those characters. Harry Potter Sketches by J.K.Rowling Recently, J.K.Rowling decided to release the early Harry Potter sketches made by her in Pottermore. Give your eyes a treat with these wonderful sketches! The Quidditch sketch is an interesting one! Many events of the game are shown in a single sketch, this is surely a masterpiece of J.K.Rowling.   Professor Snape is teaching about Potions. Did you notice the fancy
Dove’s #ChangeTheRhyme Questions The Perception Of Beauty

Dove’s #ChangeTheRhyme Questions The Perception Of Beauty

News & Current Events
The first thing that we are made to learn after we have the understanding of words are the nursery rhymes. The retaining capacity of a child is very high and therefore we seldom forget about the things that we are taught in our childhood. Dove has cleverly and rightfully used one of the nursery rhymes to convey a very strong message to us. Chubby cheeks, dimple chin, Rosy lips, teeth within, Curly hair, very fair, Eyes are blue, lovely too, Teacher's pet, is that you? Yes! Yes! Yes! Are you familiar with this rhyme? If yes, then you are in for a rethinking. Dove has joined hands with 'Blush', the Culture Machine's lifestyle channel to deliver a very powerful message with this simple rhyme. #ChangeTheRhyme ad features women who are beautiful in every way except the
The World Is Changing, Thanks To The Computer!

The World Is Changing, Thanks To The Computer!

Tech
From intelligent robots and self-driven cars to gene dating and awesome 3D printing, drastic technological change is happening all around us. The fourth industrial revolution is underway, and, it aims at completely staggering our notion of life. It may very well be called the union of biological, physical and social spheres of life. Now a question arises, how exactly is it going to happen? Well, the answer is really simple, through the thing which has revolutionised industries as well as our social life, the computer and the internet. The oldest computer was the size of a room with limited computing speed and capabilities. Look at the contrast now, we have a smartwatch which we can wear on your wrist and it can function as a calculator, a heart rate monitor, a speedometer, all the while
A Relationship With No Name

A Relationship With No Name

Serendipity Call
'Don't you think we should take our relationship a step forward?' Ishiqa asked while adjusting her dress. 'Which relationship?' Vivaan retorted. Ishiqa looked at Vivaan and moved out of the room. She poured chilled water into the glass and stood blankly. After a moment or two, she returned and handed him the glass. 'Have it.' she said and sat beside him. She observed him quietly, while he gulped the whole water. She handed him his shirt. 'Is there a future of the things that are going between us?' she asked. 'Don't start that topic again. I gave you the explanation again and again. But still, you are not willing to understand anything. Are you hungry?' he said, in an irritated tone. 'Are you going to cook something for me?' she asked with a smile. 'You really think so?' he ...
Know More About Make In India

Know More About Make In India

News & Current Events
The Make In India program was launched by Government Of India in September 2014. It aims to give fillip to the manufacturing sector and envisages making India a manufacturing hub in the coming years. The core idea of the program is to encourage national and international companies to erect manufacturing units/industries in the country. The manufacturing sector contributes around 17% to the overall GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of our country, which remained stagnant for 4-5 years consecutively, and this initiative aims to increase it to 25% by 2022. Manufacturing sector is labour intensive, so the program also endeavors to address the acute unemployment problem of the country by aiming to create 100 million direct jobs and many indirect jobs by 2022. Also, it focuses to reduce imports and i...
Why Do You Smoke?

Why Do You Smoke?

Health, Mental Health
Inhale. Now hold your breath for few seconds. Exhale now. Two questions for my friends who love to smoke. Do you want to smoke now? Will you light a cigarette now instead of lighting your life? Go on, no one is watching you. I will be an idiot to think that I can make you quit smoking by my article. So, relax I am not asking you to quit smoking. Infact, I am going to justify your action. Interesting, isn't it? I know why you smoke and I am listing them one by one, only for you. DO YOU SMOKE FOR FUN? Can't we play GTA games or ludo for having fun? What about going out with your siblings or gossiping a bit or having fun in the kitchen by trying a new dish? But the main questionis why will we do that, now we are no longer children. Smoking is the adult way of having...
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