Save Mother Earth…

Did you ever want to live your life with diseases with no cure, no water, the most essential part of our lives, with no clothes to cover our bare bodies under the scorching heat of the sun, with no food to eat? I am sure our spines shiver and shoulders shudder to even think about a life without water, food, cloth. To ensure that we and our upcoming generations do not face such a doomsday, we must do something, but the question remains what? We can make an effort to save our dear Mother Earth. Maybe our efforts will inspire other people to do the same.

Though you may like the style of snobbish people who say that it is very down–market to use recycled products, but it isn’t so when you can make a difference in the world by saving three trees, if we use just one recycled paper. We can also reduce the use of plastics, by using jute/paper bags for shopping, and for our other needs. We can use plastic only and only for disposing off our waste materials. As school students and teenagers we can ride our bikes and go to school which will help in reducing air/ noise pollution, traffic jams etc. If it is practically not possible for you to ride to school, as your house is too far, then all children can get together and have a pool-car system, which will help parents in their economic needs, and if even five children go to school together in one car, we will be able to reduce the cost of petrol/diesel per house.

Imagine just one day without electricity..isn’t it worse than a nightmare? If you want to avoid frequent black-outs, you need to make an effort at least in your own houses/schools/colleges and switch off the lights, fans, coolers, air conditioners and other electrical appliances when not in use. This will help us to preserve energy and save it for future use for the upcoming generations. Now, please don’t say that you don’t care about the future generations, because if you do, think that your own children will have sleepless nights, no cures to their health problems, no water.

So, today make a resolution to make an effort to stop global warming and give a better world to the future citizens of the world. Also, thank your elders for giving you a very nice, sweet world to live in and pass on the same. Remember, if you make an effort, you can make a dent in the universe!!

Also make it a point to read my post Facts on Global Warming from The Times Of India.


Facts on Global Warming from The Times Of India…

Average temperatures have climbed 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degree Celsius) around the world since 1880, much of this in recent decades, according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies.

TTThe rate of warming is increasing. The 20th century’s last decades were the hottest in 400 years.

Arctic ice is rapidly disappearing and the region may have its first completely ice-free summer by 2040.

Glaciers and mountain snows are rapidly melting.

Climate researchers are predicting that the Earth’s average temperature will continue to increase in the next 100 years.

If greenhouse gas emissions drop slightly, the average world temperature in 2100 could be 1 degree C warmer than in 1990.

Advances in technology could result in fossil fuels being burned more efficiently.

Fresh water supplies and local air quality will be impacted due to higher temperatures.

Disadvantages of Mobile Phones

In this highly competitive world, telecom has become an essential part of our lives irrespective of caste and creed in our society. Gone are the olden days, when people used to wait for days or even months to receive a letter from their near and dear ones. In today’s world wireless connections like mobile phones have taken the place of pigeons and hand-written letters, making communication much easier and faster. But everything has its advantages and disadvantages and mobile phones are no exceptions. They impact our health thereby affecting our wealth also.

Tumors, earaches, impairment of hearing capacity are just some of the effects caused by the happening cell phones. The radiations emitted also affect our heart, especially if they are kept in the shirt pocket. According to some scientists, the radiations may even cause cancer. In addition, complaints of cell phone explosions from around the world are reported in which many people have lost their eyesight, hearing power and have got serious burns all over their face and hands.

Mobile phones, unquestionably useful tools, have spoilt people as they are loosing their memory capacity and have reached a stage where they have become indispensable and even the thought of losing or misplacing them scares people. In layman terms, people become helpless if they have to be without their cell phones even for half an hour!

Though we use mobile phones as a communicating tool, it is lessening the face to face interactions within the family itself. This is very harmful to human values and to the society as a whole. Seeing each other in person and having face to face conversations helps people to have better relations and understanding than through mobile phones.

So at the end of this, don’t you agree with me that the impacts due to mobile phones are predominantly on to the negative side?

Harry Potter & the deathly hallows

Author: J.K. Rowling
Publisher: Bloomsbury

Year of publication – 2007, First Edition
Price: Rs. 795.
Other books: Harry Potter Series (1-6)

The brilliant, breathtaking conclusion to J.K. Rowling’s series is not for the faint of heart– such revelations, battles, and betrayals portrayed that no fan will make it to the end unscathed. Rowling has prepped her loyal readers for the end of her series by doling out increasingly dark and dangerous tales of magic and mystery, shot through with lessons about honor and contempt, love and loss, and right and wrong.

The heart of Book-7 Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows is a hero’s mission–not just in Harry’s quest for the Horcruxes, but in his journey from boy to man–and facing more danger than that found in all six books combined, from the direct threat of the Death Eaters and you-know-who, to the subtle perils of losing faith in himself. Never has Harry felt so alone and faced a future so full of shadows. But Harry must somehow find within himself the strength to complete the task he has been given. He must leave the warmth, safety and companionship of the Burrow and follow without fear or hesitation: the inexorable path laid out for him.

In the finale of the series, J. K . Rowling unveils in spectacular fashion, the answers to many questions that have been so eagerly awaited. The spellbinding richly woven narrative, which plunges, that takes twists and turns at a breath-taking pace, confirms the author as a mistress of storytelling. And so the book will be read and re- read.

The journey is hard, filled with events both tragic and triumphant, the battlefield littered with the bodies of the dearest and despised, but the final chapter is as brilliant and blinding as a phoenix’s flame, and fans and skeptics alike will emerge from the confines of the story with full but heavy hearts, giddy and grateful for the experience.

Honking a nuisance?

The answer to this question, most scientists, environmentalists etc., would say yes. Nowadays, people who drive vehicles just don’t care about the people around them and the earth itself being affected. According to a survey conducted by a few news channels recently report that most people honk as they find it entertaining and use it as a medium to express their impatience. The question still remains…what does the government or the citizens of India do to stop the honking mania? In answer to this the Mumbai police broke the ice by enforcing a rule on 7th April ’08 that no citizen should honk in Mumbai unless he/she wanted to loose a five-hundred or a thousand rupee note. Don’t you think this is a good way to avoid the ill-effects caused by the noise pollution like headaches, loosening of hearing capacity, impatience, accidents, short & hot temperedness etc? In my opinion, it should be practiced in other cities of India as well and should be passed as a law that honking must be avoided and used only if it is essential. Don’t you think so?

Internet links us globally

Imagine talking about the latest elections with someone three thousand miles away without receiving a large phone bill; or sending a letter to a friend or relative and having it arrive one second later. How would it feel to know that any source of information is at your fingertips at the press of a button? This has been possible only through internet.

Millions of people worldwide are using the Internet to share information, make new associations and communicate. Individuals and businesses, from students to journalists, to consultants, programmers and corporate giants are all harnessing the power of the Internet. For many businesses the Internet has became essential to there operations. It has become this way because of the ability to send and receive data such as: messages, notes, letters, documents, pictures, video, sound and just about any form of communication, as effortlessly as making a phone call.

Many people use the Internet in genealogy research, or track down family or friends on a people search. It can also be a great advantage when one is planning to travel; maps are easily accessed, and unlimited research can be done on a destination. If one is into games then there are demos for most computer games, or you could even play chess with someone overseas.

The internet impacts so much of our daily lives that it has become indispensable to so many people and businesses. An office worker away from his desk, perhaps the other side of the world can have complete access to all of their files and data, including e-mail and other applications, by having a remote desktop session. Gone are the days when people had to wait weeks or even months to receive postal mail! With the internet, an email can be sent and reach its destination instantaneously! E-mails have made the world a smaller place, allowing people separated by great distances to correspond.

Instant Messaging, Chat Rooms allow people to send messages instantaneously, much like a phone conversation. Web pages are like virtual homes on the internet. They allow people to download files, submit files and comments, and do all your shopping online. Some Web pages have become money making vehicles. The internet spawned what we now call e-commerce. This involves purchasing over the internet. Internet has also become one of the most effective and simple ways to use technology in the classroom.

The world is just a clock way…

What should schools be like?

People often wonder, “In which school should I send my child to so that my child can face the modern world?” In my opinion,

To prepare today’s younger citizens to face the modern world they need to be fully-equipped and in order to prepare them, the educational system must be such, which will develop their personality and help them be all-rounders. Schools should encourage co-operative leaning by giving them projects which would inculcate the value of team-work. Communication skills are very important to express ideas and children can gain exposure through journal writing, creative drama etc. Reading good books and newspapers will help children to see the world with new perspectives. Children should be encouraged to know the culture and tradition thus helping to pass on requisite knowledge to future generations. This can be achieved by the means of music, drama, dance etc.students should be encouraged to write art reviews which will not only help their writing skills but will help them to respect and appreciate art. Problem solving and crisis management skills need to be developed to avoid stress and to achieve this goal-a creative, free-wheeling & resourceful approach to problems can be scored by virtue of the sheer practicality of lateral thinking which will train students to use innovative methods of thought to equip them better to tackle the changing scenario of the modern world. But what about the children wilth learning disabilities? For this all schools must have dyslexia centers under specially trained teachers to work at addressing the specific learning disabilities that hinder his/her academic progress. In today’s world physical education ios more essential than ever which can be encouraged though promotion of taking sporting activity helping develop spirit, surviving skills and a balance between both physically & mentally. To hone the students’ skills and widen their academic and co-curricular horizons, enrichment activities to enhance the talents of the potentially gifted children through competitive exams. Computer assisted learning programmes and audio-visual facilities will groom students to meet the challenges of the new techno world order and will also improve their listening and speaking skills respectively. Guest-lectures will bring nuggets of wisdom and discovery methods will make science and math classes more interesting. Service programmes should be taken up to teach the children the value of code of conduct and to render service to the community in the spirit of humanity and dedication.