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Revisiting The Puranas

The authors of Puranas were absolutely not unaware of the idea of change. Puranas, which speak of the four ages is, no doubt, the reflection of their creators’ foresight. We have reached an age, which according to Puranas, is Kalyug. Kalyug, the age of downfall. But the humanity is making every effort to turn it even worse than that. This age is not just a downfall, but a time when humanity has successfully managed to delay the judgement day forever. But if still the time of judgement has not come, then the true essence of history, the idea of change, needs to be reapplied. 

Humanity has reached an age of hypocrisy, where the truth itself wears a facade. There are noblemen all over the world, everyone is struggling for peace and harmony. To achieve it, we are ready to destroy the other noblemen’s peace and harmony and of course, the result is unpredictable when the destroyer as well as the destroyed, both are noble!

This age is a noble age because the leaders as well as the led, both are sacrosanct. We need not accept our blunders because we have a reason behind all our wrongdoings. Our concern for the world not just ends with the word “avenge”, but we step a bit further to take revenge. 
We are successfully transcending the boundary of kalyug because we have developed the capacity of turning a lie into the truth and vice versa. Infact, the very pillar of our truth is a lie. We are capable enough to defame, kill and destroy the one who dares to unveil the real face of our truth. We have developed the art of achieving enlightenment even as a devil. All this was absolutely not possible in any of the four ages that Puranas speak of. Even though the Kalyug has not ended, it will definitely end soon because the world has either arrived or is about to arrive at a far more developed state than quarrel, strife and contention, that Kalyug actually means.
Humanity will turn nobler in the coming future as is evident from the contemporary situations. So revisiting the Puranas and adding a new era has become very important. But who will do this, we, the noblemen?

Tipu Sultan: An Anti-hindu?

Tipu Sultan, an anti-hindu and an anti-national ruler.
Tipu Sultan, a non-secular, an anti-social ruler.
Tipu Sultan, a Xerox of a tyrrant dictator.

Why??
What justifies all these statements??
Who is empowered to prove them??

Yes, it is an unread page of history for us. And we’re helpless to reach that era and favour or disfavour these claims. All we can try to know is from books, the remains, the architecture etc.
So let’s try to find out!!

Tipu Sultan

TIPU OR TIPPOO SAHIB, SULTAN OF MYSORE 1782-99.ENGRAVING BY W. RIDLEY, PUBLISHED IN “EUROPEAN MAGAZINE”, JULY 1, 1800.

Tipu: The Tiger Of Mysore

Tipu Sultan is called as “The Tiger Of Mysore”. Why? Did he exercise his powers on others? But on whom?

Let me make it a bit simpler. But for that, we need to trace his early life.
I think it would be fun!!

A Glimpse Of His Childhood

Tipu Sultan was born on November 10, 1750 at Devanahalli. He was born as “Badshah Nasibuddaulah Sultan Fateh Ali Bahadur Sahab”.

Later, he became ‘Tipu Sultan’ after the name of Saint Tipu Mastan Aulia.

His father, Hyder Ali was illiterate. So he wanted his son to be taught properly. Hence, alongwith his diplomatic and millitary mission, education was also added.

This led to the birth of a highly learner ruler. Tipu was an intellectual and innovative in person.

Wars, Victories And Advancements

The reign of Tipu is remembered for research and innovation. Tipu, himself was a pioneer in the use of rocket artillery.

A number of rockets and missiles were developed in his era. This was done mostly in collaboration with french rulers. Tipu was the one who introduced luni-solar calendar and new coin types.

Tipu introduced a land revenue system. This system bolstered the Mysore Silk Industry. This in turn, helped Mysore emerge as an economic power.

Tipu Sultan at war

‘The last effort of Tippoo Saib at Seringapatam’, 1799, (1847). The death of Tippoo Sahib (1753-1799), Sultan of Mysore at his stronghold, Seringapatam, India. British forces stormed the city on 4 May 1799. This victory brought to an end the short fourth Anglo-Mysore War (March-May 1799) enabled them then to gain control of Southern India, leading eventually to British rule throughout India. Illustration from The History of China and India, by Miss Corner, (Dean and Co, London, 1847). (Photo by The Print Collector/Print Collector/Getty Images)

Tipu Sultan was the right hand of his father in most of his wars. He alongwith Hyder Ali claimed his victory over a number of challengers.

Unfortunately, his father died after second anglo-Mysore war due to cancer. But the seeds of love for his kingdom grew inside Tipu.

A number of rulers and Britishers were badly defeated by him. But the fourth anglo-Mysore war was proved to be the end of this patriotism. Tipu was defeated and he died.

Actually, defeating Tipu alone was not an easy task. So Marathas and Nizam of Hyderabad joined hands with British. This led to the end of Tipu Sultan.

Tipu Sultan sacrificed himself to defend his kingdom from British capture. He is still remembered as a valiant freedom fighter.

Probably he was the only ruler who didn’t negotiated with Britishers. While all other rulers were busy signing treaty and agreements, Tipu was spearheading the kingdom as freedom fighter.

Was He Non-secular, Anti-hindu?

Tipu Sultan was fond of horticulture and gardening. Hyder Ali and Tipu are still remembered as the establishes of Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

During his reign, Tipu gave land grants. These land grants were specially provided for 135 temples.

He also gave high posts to non-Muslims in his court. He was also a great writer. He wrote in Kannada.

Many sources claim that Tipu sent funds to American freedom fighters. Benjamin Franklin had sent a declaration letter of this too.

And yes, he is one of the rulers who fought against British colonialism.

On Tipu Jayanti

As all the issues are beset with politics, Tipu is no different.
We have been told that he was a tyrrant dictator. We believe this and join the strikes.

Lack of awareness and proper knowledge favours the wrong elements to dominate a society. And this happened on the occasion of Tipu Jayant on 10th November.

There are so many misconceptions in the youth that obstructs a good governance in the country.

Youth needs to know the fact before reacting violently. Tipu Sultan was the one who pledged his son to prevent Mysore. And he is being called an Anti-hindu. These baseless issues will keep rising. Untill the youth remain unaware.

Tipu Sultan was a great administrator. He was a great socialist. And emphasisingly, a secular ruler.

He never looked his kingdom as his hereditary belonging. He called Mysore kingdom as “Sultanat-e-khuda dad”, meaning “the gift of God”.

On the occasion of his jayanti, a number of his supporters were present. It was inaugurated in a grand way.

A change Of Thoughts

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday lauded Tipu Sultan before the Tipu Jayanti celebrations began.”Tipu’s progressive measures in administration, his quest for innovation are commendable,” PTI quoted him as saying.

R Ashok, BJP leader and former Home Minister told NDTV:

“This is not a communal protest. We honour Muslim people for their sacrifice for the nation. But Tipu demolished temples and churches – and killed people. He is not a freedom fighter. Do not waste public money on these celebrations.”

Raghu Algur’s words were also laudable. He said-

“These elements are suffering from anti-Muslim myopia. For them every Muslim leader is anti-national and anti-Hindu. They are not looking at the tremendous contribution of Tipu for society and for becoming a living example of religious harmony.”

And I personally believe that every issue doesn’t need a political eye. Celebrating a day to remember a freedom fighter is far more better that involving in religious disputes.

Remembering Tipu and his contribution for a day is worth spending some money. If spending money in temple and mosque building disputes for decades isn’t a “waste”, then how can a peaceful rememberance be called a “waste of public money”.

Well, I am also not much into politics. So I may be wrong somewhere. But I personally believe that religion should not be the pillar of disputes all over the country.

Thank you so much for reading. And we’ld heartily welcome your criticism. As our country is so difficult to inflict so easily.

But we literally respect your opinion and you have all the right to build them in your own way. This was just our opinion and we agree that yours may vary!!

Keep reading and building your views. Never try think the way you listen. Just get yourself to know the issue and think of your own way. Actually we’re suggesting you so, because it is the high time to make an opinion. An opinion that has grown out of our own thinking.

Keep yourself aware in order to think correctly.

Love,
Mistella.

What Stops Indian Economy To Grow?

On Mr. Rajan’s Statement

Raghu Ram Rajan was the former governor of RBI. He has asserted the Demonetization and GST as the two headwinds in the way of economic growth of India.

Raghu ram Rajan is an eminent economist.

Raghuram Rajan, former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM
(Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

“The two successive shocks of demonetisation and the GST had a serious impact on growth in India. Growth has fallen off interestingly at a time when growth in the global economy has been peaking up,” he said delivering the second Bhattacharya Lectureship on the Future of India.

According to Mr. Rajan, the current 7% growth isn’t enough. It is not enough to support the needs of the country.

He said,

“..for four years- 2012-16- India was growing at a faster pace before it was hit by two major headwinds..”

Apart from these two shock blows, India is facing some other issues too.

We will talk about them in detail. But before that let’s make the major two headwinds clear. What’s say???

Demonetization

It was an absolute surprise!! A surprise announced on November 8, 2016.

Economic Survey Of India, 2017-18 was released just before the general budget 2018. It claimed that all the negative impacts of Demonetization have ended.

Impact On Economy

The Demonetization stabilized the cash to GDP ratio. This suggests a return to equilibrium.

The survey says that GDP will rise from 7% to 7.5% in 2018-19. This might be proved as an increment from prediction of 6.75% growth this fiscal year.

The import and export data suggests that the Demonetization effect was over now. The data has come to be in line with the global trends. This implies that the Demonetization and GST effects are receding.

The main objective of Demonetization was to curtail the black money. They were running as shadow economy. Besides stopping the counterfeiting was also an objective behind it.

Goods And Services Tax (GST)

It came into effect on 1st July, 2017.

It was an indirect tax levied to replace most of the indirect taxes.

It is probably a comprehensive, multi- staged, destination- based tax. It is levied on every value addition.

It is one Indirect tax for entire country.

How It Works

Tax is levied on every point of sale. Hence, multi- staged.
On intra- state sale, CGST* and SGST* is levied. While on inter-state sale, IGST* is levied.

*CGST- Central Goods And Services Tax, SGST- State Goods And Services Tax, IGST- Integrated Goods And Services Tax.

The impact of GST on economy is quite visible. It has helped in avoiding cascading effects*. Tax is collected on value addition at each stage of transfer of ownership.

Non-performing Assets

It is an asset that has ceased to generate income for the lender. It is also termed to be “bad loans” in the recent past.

NPAs have really proven to be the toxic agents for the banks in India.

On this issue, Mr. Rajan said,

“..best thing to do is to “clean up”..”

Oil Price Hike

It is already the hottest topic in the market. So we don’t think it needs any further detail!! And the reason behind it is the excessive reliance. Excessive reliance of India on oil import for its energy needs.

So, these were the issues India needs to overcome.

Possibilities of India

Back to Mr. Rajan’s statement, he suggested so many things too.

According to him, India is capable of strong growth. Now what it needs to do:

India needs to create about 1 million jobs per month. These jobs are required to be created for people joining the labour field.

Three Challenges Before India

1. Torn infrastructure – It actually needs to be stiched. As construction sector is the wheel of economic growth, it needs attention.

2. Unclean power sector– Power sector needs cleaning. As it is the source of electricity. And electricity needs to be distributed so that it reaches the needy.

3. Unclean Banks– Yes, the detoxification of banks is the need of the hour.

Finally, Mr. Rajan stated that the excessive centralisation of power is the key source of ceased growth of the economy. This was explained by him in a very humorous way. He took the example of the ‘ Statue Of Unity’ and explained the whole mess.

So people, this was an instant post. Hence, imperfect. But we hope you get some basic information about our economy.

It was completely based on Mr. Rajan’s statements, which is laudable and brave. Every word of his lecture inspired us to write a justified opinion.

We apologise if you don’t agree to any of the sentences.

Thanks for reading and we hope your Diwali was awesome!!

Mistella.

Poetry: A Logic Or Philosophy

Poetry is a blend of Logic and Philosophy

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So our lovely readers, the masters of logic and the hidden lovers of philosophy. Do you mind calling a poetry ” the stanzas containing logic” or you would oppose this and retain the defination of poetry as ” the stanzas containing philosophy” ?

Well, in my case I won’t mind calling a poetry as the collection of logical stanzas expressed in the words of philosophy!
I will tell you the reason…

Sci-fi Vs Poetry:

You often read sci-fi and those who find you reading such books, consider you as a person with brain and logic. Now what I wonder is logic in these sci-fi novels. Are they really factual scripts?

If you really think that creating suspense in a novel with a sci-fi story by introducing super powers is an art, then I appreciate your sense of logic. Yes, I really do!!

Reading and writing poetry is often considered as an absurd job as poetries are substances of no logic. Then what explains the logic through a sci-fi?

I often hear that poetries are imagination of a poet, they are philosophical substances without any logic.

This makes me wonder if poetries are philosophy and philosophy does not relate to logic, then everything the philosphers explained about the world, the universe etc. are absurd. Right?

I personally love reading sci-fi novels, but I find them contradictory to be called as “factual”. The writers of such scripts are artists but they are not true authors.

I once read an interview of a sci-fi writer who admited that sci-fi writers are not true authors.

Poetries are result of inspiration

A poetry is inspired by something. This inspiration can be a gift of love for a person, love for the nature, love for religion, faith etc.

Besides, a poetry is an expression of what the poet is going through, or what a person, a human being suffering from that situation might be feeling at that moment!

So poetries are inspire the life of people. They are probably not a result of intellect but they’re the part of what that person with intellect might be going through.

Perspective of literature

Poetries, in many senses, represent a different perspective of literature. But this perspective is often not accepted.

Most of the perspectives of literature are represented through fictions or novels. But the touch that a narrative song provides to the piece of work, is above all the other means of expression.

They are stories, but they are able to be sung. So they have the power to occupy a special room in our mind and heart as well.

In Nutshell

Actually, I personally love to read poetries. So, my reasons won’t end at all!! But one thing I must mention. And that is the way you put yourself. What do you think, why people listen to someone and ignore the other one? Even though the second person speak the same words, he’s being ignored.

So it all depends on the way you put yourself.

The same goes with the readers and writers. You will be read till your style of writing attracts the reader.

Simply speaking, songs are loved because they bind the listeners. Similarly, stories are read because they bind the readers.

So if you have the capacity to mix both the song and story phenomena in your writing, don’t you think it would attract readers!!

I agree that everything it won’t work, but you can try it atleast in an informal way.

So yes! If anything has the tendency to bind a person in its words, it has to contain something logical inside it.

And still if you believe it to be a bunch of philosophies, then I would love to let you know that “Poetry is a blend of logic and philosophy”.

It literally has the characteristic to make you fall for it everytime you read it.

So that’s all for today. I didn’t wish to be dogmatic in my arguments. But if I did, I heartily apologize!!

Love you all and wish you a very happy Diwali eve,
Mistella.

Rupee Fall In 2018: All You Should Know

Indian Rupee hits its all time low against the dollar. This has become a matter of worry and concern in the sector of Indian economy.
According to recent reports, it reached the 71 a $ mark. This in turn, has prompted the central bank or the Reserve Bank to interfere in the market to soften this continuous fall.
The RBI was pushed to sell dollars to stabilize the currency market. The sharp devaluation of currency is a result of the strethening of the US dollar. This is being observed since mid April. But still, Moody Corporation, often called as moody’s. It is an American financial investment company. It still believes that the Indian economy is least to vulnerable to this currency depreciation.

Why is India least vulnerable to currency pressures?

There are a lot of reasons that make India non- vulnerable to dollar strengthening. Probably, India is among the five countries which are the least vulnerable to this pressure. Let’s find out why!!

Rupee logo

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India’s less dependence on foreign currency:

Yes, India is not very much dependent on currencies from abroad. It doesn’t use them to fund it’s debt burden. Consequently, that limits the risk of the horrible impact of depreciation.


Moderate Currenct Account Deficit (CAD):

But before everything else, let’s get to know what does the Current Account Deficit or CAD mean?
So CAD is the measure of the trade of a country (here India in our case). Here the value of its imports is greater than the exports.
Now you are probably able to understand this. Since the Current Account Deficit of India is moderate. It is unexceptional relative to GDP. This limits the risk of vulnerability. Additionally, it was largely financed by the equity inflows. This also includes the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).


Buffer of forex reserves:

India’s significant buildup of foreign exchange reserves act as buffer. This helps to reduce the external vulnerability risk. Also India is relatively large and stable economy. It is stable with its strong domestic base. This contributes to limit the risk of currency pressure too.


Local currency debts:

India’s debts are no doubt large. Also its affordability being comparatively weak. But the average maturity of these bebts is close to 10 years. And the good news is, about 96% of them is in local currency.

Why to compare with dollar?

Here is your answer! Dollar is the currency of the USA. And USA is the greatest economic superpower of the world. So it is assumed to be a stable economy. Hence it can be believed that no significant change will be observed in its economy in the near future. So All the currencies of the world are compared to the value of the US dollar.

What is the reason and trend of this depreciation?

The escalated trade war between the US and China has paved a way for this challenge. Besides, there is high impact intensity in some sectors. Like jewellery, gems and oil see price hike. This too, is a reason behind the issue. The rise in oil price also observed. From this, it is quite clear that the CAD must contribute to this challenge.
There are still a number of reasons and trends as well. These trends are of great Value in escalation of this issue. In addition, rate hikes have made dollar assets give more return. Thereby making emerging market assets look less appealing.
owing to this, a number of Foreign Portfolio Investors have pulled out a cumulative 9.4 dollar approx, from equity and bond markets since January itself.

How will it impact the economy?

India imports a number of products which do not have any alternative, hence the weakness of currency will make these imports comparatively costlier. Crude oil being the most common example, has seen a drastic price hike in the retail market due to the same reason.
All these lead to higher rate of inflation, which will implicitly be detrimental for growth of the overall economy. Even the RBI has estimated that every 5% fall in rupee will lead to increase in retail inflation by 20 basis points.
If we deeply observe this issue, then we can clearly conclude that the students studying in foreign or Overseas Universities will also be affected badly, for they need to purchase dollars to pay their fees in return of rupee.

How will it impact the export market?

Weakened currency will offer a limited relief to the exporters. It will help the export of services more than the export of goods. Probably because the overall merchandise exports have an average import intensity of as much as 60% with limited addition of value in a number of segments.
Basically, this rupee fall has come when the developed market like the US has turned protectionist.
According to the exporters, this fall in rupee is not much profitable or helpful for their export business.

What can be done now?

If we try to think over the depreciation properly, it will provide two kinds of solution one in the long-term and the other being the short-term. Let’s know about them in a bit detail, what say? We really don’t think you won’t agree here due to any reason so let’s begin the conclusion!!

1.Long-term Solution:

Every problem contains its solution with it. All one needs to do is to sleep over it properly. India imports those products which do not have any alternative in the domestic market. If we talk about crude oil, we find that all the petroleum products are price inelastic.
On the other hand, they contain carbon which produces large amount of pollution. But still there use has become a necessity for daily needs. Their price rise has made transportation facilities way more costlier.
Hence, it is the high time to find an economic and environment-friendly alternative to them. This is honestly the best option to stabilize the economy but will be time taking.

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2. Short-term Solution:

Here comes the need of RBI to increase the inflow of it’s buffer of dollar in the market. But this should be done with consciousness and complete attention. Because this can be proved to be a bit risky solution.
Besides, OMO or the Open Market Operation can also be proved to be good solution. Here the central bank can buy government bonds and sell it to the people in the market.
In addition, the option of NRI bonds too, can work. This has been proved to be a good measure in the past.

So dear readers, this was all about the Rupee depreciation in India. This fall is especially pushed by the trade war world over. subscribe to our blog for more search articles and poetries.

stay aware and make others too.

Mistella

Cyberspace: Everything You Need To Know

Cyberspace, a lonely world where you are connected to every person (almost every) on the earth. Cyberspace, a homeless companion who pretends to entertain you, inform you and provide you everything at the lowest cost possible or most precisingly, at  free of cost. But I need to know, is it really free? I asked one of my intellectual friends about of few days back, the same question, “Is cyberspace or social media really free?” And I heartily appreciate her reply as she said,” yes it requires no money to be paid, just needs an internet connection.” you too, will be amazed on listening what she continued as her reply, “surely an internet connection takes you to the social world free of cost, but the actual cost, nowadays, the users are required to pay to the social sites, is your personal information, which is sold at about 1000 times costlier than the internet pack, their personal liberty and privacy, which is being misused by other users for a number of in human purposes. And still so many high cost payments are required to be paid on such platforms. I again appreciate such intellectual and practical views. Whenever we see, our rights are being exploited, we fearlessly and rightfully knock the door of court. But what is this when we, ourselves, are providing our personal data do some people who in turn, are infringing our right to privacy without our consent. Right to privacy is a fundamental right and all the constitutions of the world which consider it as a fundamental right, were sleeping when it was taken away by some unknown organisation and undefined trollers, before they saw the result being horrible.

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The cases of mob lynching, celebrity deaths, presidential rumours, social networking falsities, social experiments, all constitute the rumours and hoaxes being spread on social media like Facebook WhatsApp Twitter etc. The hoaxes of celebrity deaths and some of the social experiments may be regarded as a bit older, but the hoaxes fueling deadly mob attacks in India are not esoteric anymore. The case of Assam where two tourists were killed by mob,  accusing them of child lifters, is a result of fake video shared on WhatsApp. Nowadays, almost every person with a smartphone uses WhatsApp and most of them feel proud and consider forwarding such messages as a sensitising activity.  They’re like sensitized innocent humans, who lack the capacity to think of the conspiracy and truth behind a message before forwarding it, after all touching of ‘forward button’ takes nothing of a person. But actually, the truth is horrible. The urge of “forwarding the message without hesitation” is abominable, if we think of the results around us. Even though we ignore the cases through social media across the world, Indian cases itself, would be enough to unleash the truth. Few months back, Dr. Raghuram Rajan, former governor of RBI, was being congratulated for making India proud on been appointed as the governor of Bank of England. This fake news was shared about 7000 times on Facebook and Twitter, that most of the popular people like politician and an intellectual author Mr. Shashi Tharoor too, was taken in and latter,  he had to apologize for his tweet congratulating Dr. Rajan. But the recent scenario is even more terrible. Such rumours are taking lives of a  number of innocents. Besides lynching and defamation, there are still many aspects that are adversely affecting the world through social platforms.

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Cyber bullying- a recently designed tool to take revenge online. This is used as an umbrella term to describe kinds of online abuse, defaming reputation, revenge porn etc. Cyber- bullying has become an exclusive issue to social media and online gaming community too. This is considered as the smartest way to take revenge, as the victim is unaware of the person sitting and conspiring the abominable crime. Cyber-bullying is done through a number of ways depending on the kind of revenge to be taken from the victim. This leaves a very bad impact on the mind of victim, especially and mostly girls in their teenage or who have just stepped in their youth. Unsurprisingly, reports say that about 20 million fake accounts have been banned, which constitute about 4% of all Twitter accounts. Crime in the name of religion, child abuse, rape and other sensitive topics, are being initiated and indirectly every user is being involved in it, either as victim or as accused. If the situation will continue as it is, a time will come when such a victim will be one of our loved ones or family members and we, as users, will be an accused as “it takes nothing to forward a message”, right?
No doubt, there are many positive aspects of social media too, but the present scenario shows that the negatives are dominating the positives. If we think of the sensitive aspect of its negative facet, we find that the social media has created a new world, which is virtual, non-existent, and hopefully, will be intolerable in the near future. So on  analysing its positive contribution, we should surely try to protect it from our dirty mind. There are lot of informations, updates and entertainment, that it provides, so why not just restrict to these utilities only? Why to explore it in a negative direction? Why to spread dirt online also? If entertainment was not unnecessary routine, I personally feel that there is no use of such platforms.  Many countries in the world have banned the use of social media. The best such example is China, one of the developing and a neighbour of India. China has inferred to the use of social media, and still it is showing a remarkable progress, whether it is related to technology, employment or decrease in population. It is in the race of development too and without using any social media. So it is very clear that use of social media does not contribute to the development of a country, especially when the cost of input is reputation and exploitation of right, then we should try to find entertainment and updates from somewhere else. But this would not be easy to ban social media in India, as it has become a culture and an important part of lifestyle of Indians. Putting status while driving, visiting somewhere and even while having dinner or meal, has become a necessary part of indian schedule. When I think of especially people, uploading pictures with an “abnormal” caption would surely succumb to death without Facebook and WhatsApp.

Hence, there is a need to create awareness among people, to use these media wisely and not emotionally. The government should take actions as the situation has already turned life-taking. The government should ask the owner of the social media to update their terms and conditions of use, so that the users with dirty mind, can at least have a fear of being liable to legal action against them if they don’t abide by these rules. For this, there is a need to develop a technology that can detect the illegal and intolerable activities without exploiting the right to privacy of the users. But it will be a bit time-taking process and until then, it can only be advised to the users that they should use the social media wisely and try to exploit the best out of it, rather than getting involved in unnecessary crimes and pushing an another user or even a loved one into the gutter of being a victim.

India And The Lack Of Scientific Temper

The rich history of India never lets Indians disconnect themselves from it. Indians are connected to their mythological history and any opinion, whether it is approved or not, if contradicts their mythology, is not acceptable in this country. By the way, this connectivity can’t be ignored because the Indian mythology is the biggest source that makes India proud of its pre-scientific abilities in this era of scientific development. But invention and innovation are two different aspects of science. What has been invented in the past, cannot be regarded as the ultimate achievement in the future. And this clearly reflects the lack of scientific temper.

What makes Indians uncreative:

Few weeks back, one of the Global leaders of IT industry and co-founder of Apple Computer, Steve Wozniak stated that Indians are not creative. He supported his statement with an argument that blames the Indian educational system, which he considers to be very weak. He had predicted that India is unlikely to create world leading IT companies due to lack of creativity, which means a lack of scientific temper in Indians. This lack in educational system comes from the dominance of irrational opinions over the independent ones. Indian trace their future with their past and that’s the biggest obstruction in the path of scientific achievement.

Development is all about future:

Scientific technologies like cloning, live telecast (divya-drishti), use of missile (Astra), used in Mahabharata are no doubt brilliant examples of the pre-scientific achievements of India, but they need to be explored. This may be accounted that the creativity and a keen scientific temper in the people of other countries, led them to learn from Indian mythology. But Indians themselves lack such skills and knowledge, except some of them. So science is not restricted to the past and present, it is all about future of a nation especially such a nation which has just put it’s step on the stairs of advancement.

The way forward:

The statement by a Global leader can’t be denied as the Indian education system is evidently below average, when it comes to science or even other fields but we’re not going there as it would be like Pandora’s box. If India has shown a rapid growth in corporate sector, then the credit goes to MBA courses specially, which have been flourishing from past few decades. Except some of the institutes, there is a need to develop the approach towards education in a proper way. India needs quality education and not quantity education. Besides, excessive crowd in just one sector of education leads to the spoilage of the system and thus, the quality of education. So Indians are required to learn what they wish to learn instead of rushing to just one sector which, they think is the most efficient in providing a decent earning.

In a nutshell, what Indians must be advised to do, is to know their interest and choose what suits them. Science is not the ultimate field which provides money and fame. It is better to work as social worker instead of working unwillingly under some other person for the whole life and even with a meagre amount of salary that would never be able to be called as “decent”.

How To Develop Interest In Books

All of us have read books during schools and colleges. Besides reading course books a week before exams, most of the people enjoy reading other books like novels, plays, anthologies etc. But in most cases, it is observed that people couldn’t complete the whole book as their interest in reading is lost after some pages. And if anyhow they manage to keep interest, the burden of course book never allows them to complete it. This tragedy is evident with almost all of us, as we find our course boring or confusing as compared to others. So, we start reading novels and stories or whatever to come out of it.
Now the question is how to read a book and never let it be a burden like your course books. Here are some steps which will definitely ensure your interest in the book which you are reading:

Choose your genre wisely:
Often we choose books which our friends suggest us to read. But unless you and your friend are not like-minded, this idea doesn’t work. You should try to know yourself. Which genre suits your interest. As a beginner, you need to develop your interest in reading, so you should choose your book wisely on your own opinion instead of listening to others.

Books with less pages:
While choosing a book, you should keep in mind that you are just stepping towards the world of fictions or non-fictions and poetries as a reader. You are just trying to generate interest in this field. So besides choosing a favorable genre, choose those books which are comparatively thin. This will keep your concentration and interest both till the end as you won’t be able to spend more time.

Be patient:
Often we are not where we seem to be. I mean our mind is uncontrollable, it is always on a journey. So try to concentrate your instincts in the book and then you will find your brain listening you like a three years child! This is called patience which you need to teach yourself.

Live the characters:
While reading a fiction, you are required to feel the emotions of the characters. Cry when their tears come out and smile when they laugh. This is the key formula to read a book and reach till the end of it.

Choose a perfect time:
You may get distracted while reading a good book in the same way you get distracted while reading your course book. So once you will be able to develop your interest in reading books, you will try to complete your course studies as soon as possible so that you can make time to read them. But still, in the the beginning, you need to choose a perfect time when other pressures rarely distract you.

Hope these steps help you develop your interest and teach you time management as well.

How To Analyse A Poem

Analysing a poem is literally a difficult task in literature. You can’t exactly get what the poet is trying to refer to. Whenever we analyse the poem, we can just predict the situation which the poet might be going through while writing the poem.
Poets put their emotions in their work and no one can analyse a stranger’s emotions. How can you read someone’s mind, whom you have never met before, when you can’t even read the psychology of a person standing next to you? But atleast you can try to understand the meaning in your own way. Here are some steps which may help you to almost reach the meaning of a poem.

1. Read like a kid:
Before jumping right to get a meaning, you must go through the whole matter atleast twice. You don’t need to understand the words in a one or two go, but just read as a kid reads without understanding, but filled with excitement about getting through a new chapter!!

2. Relate title with stanzas:
Whenever someone titles his/her work, they keep in mind that the title should relate to the whole matter in someway. So try to relate each stanza with the title of the poem.

3. Pick words closely related to title:
While reading the poem, you will definitely find some words or phrases that somehow relate to the title and thus, predicting the situation becomes much easier.

4. Imagine yourself in that situation:
It is truly said that all human brains somehow think in the same way. While going through a person’s way of writing, you may probably be able to predict his/her thinking process. So imagine you are the poet and relate those words with your own way of thinking and taking action but in the same attitude in which you find the poet is.

5. Be a good learner:
Analysing poems is rare for those who don’t belong to literature field but nowadays, you can find a lot of exams where unseen passages are given which constitute articles, reports, essays, short stories etc. Once you develop your psychological experience which you can learn through the people you are surrounded by and the nature, you will be able to analyze every piece of work easily. So let yourself learn from every situation.

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