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A good book on a rainy day is happiness for me - Ruskin Bond

Monday, April 25, 2011

WORLD's BEST COUNTRIES


The Newsweek Magazine's August, 2010 edition published the World's Best Countries and India  ranked at 78. Our neighboring  Pakistan was at  89 and China at comfortable 59th. Another neighbouring island nation: Sri Lanka pegged at 66th position. 

The ranking is based on a broad  parameters like education, health, quality of life, economic competitiveness and political environment.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

ROAD ACCIDENTS KILL 20 TIMES MORE PEOPLE THAN EXTREMIST VIOLENCE

 
In every discussion, we see people debating the causes of radicalism, but never have we seen people analyzing the causes of road accidents, which kill people twenty times more than the extremist violence in India.

I felt dismayed when I read a news article saying that more than one lakh people die every year in road accidents alone in India, which is 20 times more than deaths from extremist violence. Another startling statistic is that the country is loosing Rs 10,000 crores in compensation and insurance claims, one estimate says.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

HEALTH MANTRA


Health is his style statement. This corporate czar finds enough time daily to sweat out that extra fat for combat fitness.

Anil Ambani, the man who took his father's advice into his veins maintains a healthy body in order to enjoy the wealth he creates. His arduous 15 km daily run from his Colaba home all along Queen's Necklace in Mumbai helps him to manage a slender waistline of 28 inches.

Sunday, April 03, 2011

GENDER INSENSITIVE SOCIETY RESPONSIBLE FOR SKEWED SEX RATIO

We boast of women empowerment, but when it is put to reality test, no encouraging signals are seen. The census figures of 2011 epitomize the disturbing picture of Indian society, which has become heavily gender insensitive.

Governments can’t be blamed singularly for this sorry state of affairs. It is all of us, who are collectively responsible  for this barbaric trend. We need to introspect and shed the old and archaic mindset.

Saturday, April 02, 2011

EDUCATION - ARE WE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ?


Man is ultimate in the evolutionary process. The ability to think put us on higher pedestal amongst animal kingdom.

In the process of educating ourselves, we evolved a system with institutional mechanism to tap our mental potential and update the information on Nature's basket. We formally call it as education.

But I am sceptical about the current educational system where there is a fundamental lacuna in the priority of things to be taught first. Tony Buzan, the father of Mind Maps concept, in his much acclaimed book ‘Use Your Head’ felt that ‘ in our worldwide educational systems we have spent so little time learning about how to learn is that we as a race have

ARE U A GOSSIP MILL ??


No one gossips about other people’s secret virtues.
                                                  - Bertrand Russell

A large chunk of our leisure time is spent unproductively in gossip. If two people meet, they talk less of themselves and more of the world and the people.

If you involve more in gossip, you will be more in chaos. Indulging in such unwanted and futile talk not only seep your vital energies but also negativity corrodes your system. Instead, you could use those vital energies for self-reflection so that you can tread a path to success.

LISTEN ME


Listening is key to effective communication process. If we see our sense organs, it is apparent that the Creator has given us two ears and one tongue for a reason: listen twice as you speak. But how effectively and intelligently  we are using the same is a moot point.

Research reveals that people spend about 70 % of their work life in communication, and listening occupies a lion's share of 45%. Talking accounts second with 30 %, reading and writing rank third and fourth with 16 % and 9 % respectively.

A listener is always superior in his actions than a glib talker who run
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