The phrase "Me Too" was initially used in this context on social media in 2006, on Myspace, by sexual harassment survivor and activist Tarana Burke.
Metoo late became the name of populat movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault.Following the exposure of the widespread sexual-abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein in early October 2017,the movement began to spread virally as a hashtag on social media.The original purpose of "Me Too" as used by Tarana Burke in 2006 was to empow More...
Sabrimala verdict progressive or against traditions
Sabarimala Temple is a temple at Sabarimala in Pathanamthitta District, Kerala, India. In the past, women devotees of menstruating age were not permitted to worship here, this ban being said to be out of respect to the celibate nature of the deity in this temple. A Kerala high-court judgement had legalized this interpretation, and forbade women from entering the temple since 1991. In September 2018, a judgement of the Supreme Court of India ruled that all pilgrims regardless of gender, includi More...
Crypto currency (Bitcoin) is good or bad
Preview: A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses strong cryptography to secure financial transactions, control the creation of additional units, and verify the transfer of assets. Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency. It is a decentralized digital currency without a central bank or single administrator that can be sent from user to user on the peer-to-peer bitcoin network without the need for intermediaries.
Advantages of Bitcoin
Artificial intelligence Boon or bane
Preview: Artificial intelligence Boon or bane
In computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans and animals. Artificial intelligence is basically a computer program which learns by itself and take decison based on scenarios it face. It can work like human brain which take decision based on the situation it face.
Advantages of Artificial intelligence (AI)
How Teleportation technology would change the world
Preview: Teleportation or teletransportation is the theoretical transfer of matter or energy from one point to another without traversing the physical space between them. It is a common subject in science fiction literature, film, video games, and television.
Teleportation is not possible as of now. Various scientists are working on this technology but no success as of now.
Teleportation has different objectives. First scintists are trying to send the matter(things) from one place to other next the More...
GST: Boon or Bane
Preview: Background of GST
The GST (Goods and Services Tax) Act was passed in the Lok Sabha on 29th March, 2017, and came into effect from 1st July, 2017. GST is a single uniform indirect tax which was introduced to replace Central and State indirect taxes such as VAT, CENVAT, and others. GST applies on all types of businesses. Right now there are so many indirect taxes are applied in India.
Taxes levied and collected by the Centre:Central Excise dutyAdditional Duties of Customs (commonly known as CV More...
Do humans need single government across world?
If we create a global government it can be next big step in human development.
Right now lot of resources are being wasted over all world for maintaining security, armies and developing ammunitions.
If world is united there will be no bifurcation of religion, race, religion, language or Culture. It will reduce the hate.
Right now lot of resources are being wasted for individual scientific mission. That can be optimized by a common government and whole world can work towards hum More...
Is demonitisation in India successful?
Preview: On 8 November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetisation of all ₹500 (US$7.40) and ₹1,000 (US$15) banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series. The government said that Demonitization will help to resolve below issues.Black MoneyCorruptionFake currency issuesExcessive Cash in Indian economy.
Demonitization was absolute success because Black money in system is wiped out from economy. People had deposited all their money to Banks and all money has been accounted f More...
DTH providers are exploiting the subscriber.
Preview: There are two aspects of this exploitation.
DTH providers are forcing the users to subscribe for HD channels.
DTH providers are mixing the order of the subscribed channels and paid channels and On demand services so subscriber has to take the pain to go through all channels.
You guys must have seen the ad "Dabba hai dabba uncle ka tv dabba" on TV. After the settop box being made as mandatory by government DTH providers have started the mission of sucking money from the subscribers by selling H More...
Creation of states based on language has not been a good Idea!
Preview: Creation of states based on language is not a good Idea
The demand for states on linguistic basis was developed even before India achieved independence from British rule. Through that time Indian administrative regions were identified as different provinces. Orissa was the first Indian state formed on a linguistic basis in 1936 due to the efforts of Madhusudan Das and became Orissa Province. In Orissa, the linguistic movement started in 1895 and intensified in later years with the de More...
Caste based reservation system is curse for India.
One side whole India say that caste system is wrong. We want to get rid of caste system but other side government has a system which treats the Indian population based on the caste system. It is completely wrong.
Caste based reservation system is main reason why caste system is still continuing in India. Everyone want to stick to their caste because there are benefits of linking to that caste.
One side constitution of India treats everyone as equal but other side we have these rules pe More...
Net neutrality debate: Do you think Net neutrality is important?
Free basics is not good for Net neutrality.Background of Net neutrality:Net neutrality (also network neutrality, Internet neutrality, or net equality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat all data on the Internet the same, not discriminating or charging differentially by user, content, site, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or mode of communication. So ISPs (Reliance, airtel, Idea, vodafone etc,) can not give any benifits to a partic More...
Even Odd number vehicle Formula of Arvind Kejariwal (AAP) in Delhi is not practical.
This Formula is not particle because in India medium class people can afford only 1 car and that can be either even/odd number so it is not feasible for everyone to use his car on alternate days.It is possible to not use car for someday but making it a rule and putting penalty on this not a practical Idea.People who are using cars will most likely now go to offices on alternate days using autos. We are all aware of the level of corruption as most auto drivers refuse to use the electronic More...
Can world become border less?
Preview: Points below added by Studyfreak team
This is fantastic Idea. It will reduce the enquality.
It will take humans to next level to achieve prosperity.
It will have very big impact and many problem related with borders and wars between countries will be over by just removing all borders.
All humans unitedly will work towards wellness of human species without wasting time in resolving meager issues.
Resources can be better utlised and available for betterment of humanity.
Is PK Movie Biased?
Preview: Is PK Movie Biased?
Letís just discuss what PK movie was trying to prove.
Statue worshiping is wrong.
In temples Stealing shoes is common.Submitting red wine is wrong on the churches and Christians convert by paying money..
Pakistani boys are loyal.
Statue worshiping (Murti puja) is wrong. Almost all the religions except few worship the idols (statue).From the starting humans are worshiping statues and idols. In other religions statues, buildings, symbols are important. Why to quest More...
Microsoft vs Google
Preview: Microsoft and Google both are biggest companies of the world.Both are competing in many spaces.
Below are the main spaces where Microsoft and Google are competing:
PC Operating system warMobile operating system raceOffice suite warBrowser warSearch war
PC Operating system warMicrosoft is king of operating systems.Microsoft's core forte is windows operating system.Google started it's endeavour in operating system space with chrome OS.
Chrome OS is an operating system based on the Linux kernel More...
Facebook vs Google
Facebook is an online social networking service.Mark Zuckerberg is founder of facebook.Face book's revenue was around 8 billion $ in 2013.
Most of Facebook's revenue comes from advertising.Facebook says it has so much information about users that he can show target ads to right users.
Google is much bigger company as compared to facebook .Google's revenue was 60 billion $ in 2013.Google has Search services, Social networking site and advertising company (adword,adsense) ,google drive and m More...
should criminals be allowed in indian politics?
As per surveys in INDIA 30 % of politicians are criminal over all.Why criminals are allowed in India politics? When criminals are not allowed in government or private jobs.
As per the law an MP or members of the statesí Legislative Assemblies or Councils would be unseated immediately if convicted of a crime.But there is a loophole which allow MPs and MLAs/ MLCs to retain their seats if they appealed their convictions within three months.
Last year Supreme Court judgement disquali More...
Homosexuality in India ?
Preview: As per the recent Supreme Court verdict on homosexuality,homosexual inhabitance of India will be treated as criminal because homosexuality is crime.
Its individuals choice to be in relation with same sex or not or sometimes it may be some hormonal situation but in all I feel it to be restriction on freedom of people.
No one is supposed to decide for others sexuality.
It should not be kept in category of crime because something when done with mutual agreement cannot be binoculared with l More...
Is Boss Always right?
The boss is always right! It is a popular corporate mantra which simply indicate that in job, always consider your boss right and follow his orders.In current scenario, is this Mantra Valid? lets discuss..
Bosses are also human.Work pressure of meeting deadlines, make them to lose his/ her temper. The same is the case with bosses.So if your seniors scold you ,But as long as it does not get personal, One should not take it on Ego and obey the boss."
At the time of appraisal or salary More...
Election 2014 India
A general election held in 2014 will be the next election for the 16th Lok Sabha in India. We would like to request each and every youngster to go and vote. Voting is very important if you donít like the candidate you can now reject that candidate. Itís easy to say that choosing 1 person over other doesnít change anything but at least we can throw scammer out of governance for some time.
NDA (Main party BJP)
Narendra Modi will be face of BJP in 2014 general election. Party p More...
There is nothing wrong in live in relationships?
Preview: Points below added by Studyfreak team
Cohabitation or live in relationship is an arrangement where two people who are not married live together in an intimate relationship, particularly an emotionally and/or sexually intimate one, on a long-term or permanent basis.Indian society has come a long way, but Cohabitation is prevalent mostly among the people living in metro cities in India.
People may live together for a number of reasons. Cohabitants could live together in order to save money, More...
Gambling/Betting should be legalized in India!
BETTING IN CRICKET - SHOULD IT BE MADE LEGAL?
Preview: Points below added by Studyfreak team
Favor (Betting Should be Legalized)
As we can see many big personalities are involved in cricket betting and unofficially it is a big business so it would be right to legalize it so government can earn some taxes which can be utilized for growth of our country.
In terms of output and employment, in United Kingdom (Britain) gambling industry contributes in a big way to economy. For 2008, 3 billion pounds ($4.65 billion) gross value-added transactions More...
Capital punishment for rapists
Six drunken men were joyriding in a bus last Sunday when they picked up the physiotherapy student and her 28-year-old male companion. They took turns raping her before throwing the pair off the speeding vehicle.
During her ordeal, the victim was attacked with an iron rod, causing serious intestinal injuries. Six men have since been arrested.
A combination of abusive sexual behavior, a scant fear of the law and India's creaky judicial system encourage such attacks.
The number of rape c More...
Love marriage is better then arrange marriage.
Preview: Points added by studyfreak team :
The definition of marriage varies according to different cultures, but it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually intimate and sexual, are acknowledged.People marry for many reasons, including: legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious. Marriages can be performed in a secular civil ceremony or in a religious setting.
In love marriages relationship start from love where in ar More...
Cloning is good or bad?
Preview: Human cloning is the creation of a genetically identical copy of an existing or previously existing human. The various forms of human cloning are controversial. There have been numerous demands for all progress in the human cloning field to be halted. Most scientific, governmental and religious organizations oppose reproductive cloning.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and other scientific organizations have made public statements suggesting that human reproduc More...
Joint family vs Nuclear family
Preview: Points below added by Studyfreak team
In Favor of Nuclear Family
Nuclear family make members of family more responsible.
Nuclear family provide more privacy.
Small family have less financial needs.
Nuclear families have less quarrels and personal vendetta so less problems.
Youngsters prefer freedom and less restriction choose nuclear family.
In Favor of joint family
Joint family have more people so more support in case of crisis.
Joint families are more wealthy as more earners are i More...
Should India have Two-party system ?
Preview: Points below added by Studyfreak team
Two Party system is a system where only two political parties are part of elections.Examples of countries with two-party systems include the United States, Jamaica and (an exception to the rule) Malta.Other parties can be part of any one of these parties.
In Favor of Two-party system ?
Two-party system can lead to political stability which leads, in turn, to economic growth. Historian Patrick Allitt of the Teaching Company suggested that it is difficult t More...
offbeat career vs conventional career
Preview: Offbeat career vs Conventional career
If you dont choose conventional(regular,usual) career it means you are choosing a Offbeat career.Conventional careers are engineer,doctor,teacher,government jobs etc.And offbeat career could be a script writer,or shoe designer.
Favor of Offbeat career
These kind of jobs are unique and give a sense of diffrence from the conventional job.
People who choose these jobs become critical over the time and they get responsibility for their work.
Value of pe More...
God:Myth or Reality
Preview: God is Myth
Did any one seen god before?NO
God given any sign of him in any way in past?NO
Houdini offered $10,000 to anyone who could exhibit supernatural phenomena that he could not mirror.Humans are not even able to prove existance of any super natural power.God is far to prove.
Religious books tell god is watching us and he is most powerful.If he is watching the corruption and situation in world why dosnt he help humans?
Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking and co-author Leonard Mlodinow stat More...
who serves more either boys or girls
Preview: Points below added by Studyfreak team
In Favor of boys
Boys live with parents always even after marriage so boys serves more to parents.
Boys can earn.So can help parents financially.
Boys are outgoing and can help parents in jobs outside boundries of home
In Favor of girls
Girls are emotionally attached to parents and love them more then boys
In morden times there is no restrictions that girl cant keep parents after marriage so that argument nullifies.
Girls are earning equally to b More...
The only conviction in a man's life should be to not take life seriously
Preview: man should take his life seriously to some extent.
Points added by studyfreak team :
Life is a beautiful gift given to us. One should not waste it just worrying for life certainly there are the things which cant be left unaddressed but still a person should always try to enjoy his life as life is not just for worries, competition and work.
Right now life is so fast people just forget to enjoy the beautiful day to day moments.
Everyone is running a race at the end of which he/she has to More...
Love marriages are a black spot for our culture
Preview: The real fact of love marriage is it increases our ignorance. By which, our civilization also get affected. Indeed, as we know our culture respects those marriages in which family involve, evidently in rare case love marriages are successful. Violent love spreads expression corrupt mind of all. But the selected couple able to pursue the love marriages and able enjoyed it. More...
Government should stop funding IITs and IIMs instead, divert funds to primary education.
India is not a developed country and literacy ratio in India is very low so, government should focus on education of poor people rather than, spending huge money on small group of population.
Students, who are receiving higher education in India, are migrating out of India, serving other nation's that is really awful.
India is a democratic country. Democracy can only be successful if everyone is literate and that could be achieved by focusing on primary education.
Profit is only business of business.
Definitely I feel Businessmen are getting richer now and they are not contributing for social causes.
Industries are only spreading all kinds of pollution in society.
Social work done by corporates is miniature as compared to assets they are taking from society.
The fundamental principle of business is capitalization. Capitalization is based only on profit.
Definition of business: Businesses are predominant in capitalist economies, most being privately owned More...
Democracy has hampered India's progress.
Democracy has definitely hampered progress, because people who have chosen by Indian population are incapable to run government.
Democracy putting forward a lot of restrictions on industries to run it as, profitable enterprise rather then it is becoming more like running for social cause, because the way the system is built, lot of regulations and formalities come into picture. The bureaucracy leads to delays.
Yes, as all can see from the news and media that, everything is being mo More...
Are we raising a generation of burnt out children?
Reason for pushing children today is to nurture them, to face the competitive world tomorrow.
Developing talent is not a sin; it will help the child in his future.
It is a trickle down effect, from the kind of competition experienced for entry into engineering colleges, graduation and others.
As Darwin said that "most eligible can survive". It is only way to make children capable so that they can survive in sea of humans.
Basic needs of childhood More...
Advertising is all glitter and little truth.
Celebrities are promoting products which most of the time they don't use, so it's like cheating with viewers.
Advertisers have to depict what customers like, enjoy keeping in mind clients requirements.
As products increase and so the ads, glitter is a way to ensure brand recall, a very important factor for the advertising firms.
Most of the time companies over showcase their product qualities which is not fair.
There are lots of examples like a person eating More...
Is bureaucracy a hindrance to economic reforms in India?
The system in which bureaucrats work includes politicians and other factors which are affecting decisions made by bureaucrats in a huge way.
Basically as human being everybody is thinking about himself. They are taking decisions of their own benefits.
As laws have not been changed significantly, bureaucrats still play a major role in policies and processes, related with corporations. They have power to impact the businesses and few of bureaucrats take undue advantage of More...
Are film-makers harming folk culture?
Producer and director take a gamble trying to woo crowd by showing what they want. It's all commercial. It's not a charity, so while adding entertainment to original folk stories, sometimes they lost the gist of real story and basically distort the original history.
Current trend in movies is towards folk culture, which may fade away soon.
The producers are distorting history and giving a wrong picture of real life story to viewers for making money.
What a cinema is More...
Under Indian parliamentary democracy, it is impossible to ensure balanced regional development. (IIMC)
Governments tend to be biased towards vote banks while making and implementing policies.
The minorities are usually left out in power game and agitation by various minorities is an example of the lopsided development.
Most of politicians and policy makers in our country stay in metros or frequently visit metros so; they themselves take such decisions which promote development of only metros; whereas rest of India being untouched with growth.
Politicians in power, More...
Corruption is main outcome of democracy in India. (IIML)
Democracy provides equality to everyone, from whatsoever background and competency; it makes easier to play around loopholes in India.
Democracy does not play a direct role to promote corruption but it gives power to people who are incapable and have their own aims and selfishness.
In democracy a person is chosen by population. This procedure could be faulty because human being can be motivated trough means of greed or fear.
Democracy leads to vote politics and vot More...
In an over-regulated society corruption is inevitable. (MICA)
Forcing human mind to follow rules, which are unnecessary and biased make them revolutionary and they move towards revenge. Corruption is one of ways to take revenge from government.
Few people believe laws are made to be broken so this is case of economic phenomenon of regulatory arbitrage.
Over regulation can lead to complex laws and if population fails to understand those laws then they can unintentionally break laws. For example tax system is so complex in our countr More...
For poorer sections of society, a state controlled economy is better than a liberalised economy
China is biggest example of success of state controlled economy.
In liberal economies richer become richer and poorer are getting poorer.
A state controlled economy will result in proper flow of benefits towards rural masses.
State has control over the production and the markets helping poorer sections to avail benefits which they otherwise would have been deprived of.
State controlled economies are big problem in path of growing business in coun More...
Money being put into cricket is harming development of other sports. (SCMHRD)
Cricket is very popular in our country so companies are always ready to sponsor cricket.
Finding sponsor for other sports in India is very difficult.
Players of other sports are struggling a lot to be in game. They are facing trouble to buy equipment (sport gears) as there income is low and no one is ready to sponsor.
As no one is sponsoring, grounds and courts are in bad conditions.
Indian teams are performing poor in Olympics and other contests.
Money fl More...
Formation of European Union has a drastic effect on India's trade.
This may be read in light of trading equations with our biggest partners USA, UK and Germany, where we had miserably failed to bargain given that most of our trade consumables have import exposures from these nations; the European Union will further augment this situation.
EU-India trade talks began well in June 2007. India's rapidly expanding role in the world economy as a buyer and seller make this an important free trade agreement for the EU, as recent research shows.
Women's empowerment will lead to social development.
Woman is base of family. When you empower a woman, you empower a family.
Women have major influence on children and thus society.
Empowerment of women will give new workforce for society.
This question may be invalid in few countries where women are treated equally but in few other countries women empowerment is must.
No direct connection.
Empowerment of women may lead to nuclear families and split homes.
Women are already in good posit More...
Computers result in unemployment.
Computers making many jobs simpler so replacing lot of manual effort; it is basically reducing manual effort. It is definitely resulting in unemployment.
Any technology which is basically reducing the manual effort is resulting in unemployment.
Computers making human life machine dependent so it has impacted human society.
Computers are making human life mechanical. For example in past various helplines had human operators who were providing information warmly to t More...
With IT replacing middle level management, software jobs are more lucrative than MBAs.
Software professionals have analytical skills which is good for management jobs as well so IT professional have choice to move to management job any time in his career but it's not same for an MBA.
Software professionals have opportunity to work abroad so; there job is more lucrative and growth is also better then MBAs. MBA's can't get exposure and benefits of working abroad easily.
Pay scale of Software professional is lesser compared to MBA's pay scale. In More...
Do you think accent hold you back? Would you prefer everyone speaking uniformly?
If communication is uniform than, communication between people of different languages will be faster and easier.
No discrimination on basis of ascent. Everyone will be same and people will teach other respectfully.
People do consider accent while communicating. If ones accent is polished than he/she have better chances of success.
Accents are linked with our history. Uniform accent will take us to loss of traditions.
With different languages, it i More...
Men resent women power at work place
Males want to dominate women in every part of society and work because of their traditional male ego.
Its common doubt in society; whether woman can become good mangers?
Men do resent women power at work place. In offices people do fall in conflicts and at that moment they pass judgments on each other. At that time male employees pass judgment that she is woman so she is taking this decision.
As compared to past when all lead roles in society were played by males; n More...
Youth in India is becoming greedy by the day.
Youngsters are greedy now. Everyone running behind easy money and don't want to work hard.
Youngsters have better opportunities compared to past, but young generation is not as hard working now.
Youngsters want to go to abroad and they don't want to contribute in nation's growth but want more benefits from government.
Youth don't want to stay in India; they want to settle abroad.
Ambition is being misunderstood for greediness.
The way you More...
MBAs should be taxed at higher rates in our country. (IIMB)
Management professionals, Corporates and businessmen, are earning huge amount of money so; government should tax them based on their income.
As well as MBAs have better knowledge of tax system so they are saving more money through tax rebate.
Recently USA government brought higher taxes for rich population; such laws can bring more money to government.
Taxation is a policy and policies are decided for masses at large. In order to avoid any discrepancy a More...
India should be reorganised into smaller states.
By dividing India in small parts and concentrating on problems region vise; there are more chances of better growth.
We need governance at small level so that we can manage and regulate life more appropriately
Dividing India is not solution of problem. Because it would create hatred and divergence between people of 2 states.
More over dividing on basis of caste and religion is creating more issues like minor ,major population with in newly created state
Who is responsible for eve TEASING: Boys or Girls?
Preview: Favor of (Boys)
Girls motivate boys with their body language and sometimes their clothes do play role to motivate boys
Most of the times girls don't react on this kind of activities that might be due to their shy nature but boys get motivated due to such response.
Girls should reply back or report back to police so if anyone doing this kind of activity should be punished.
Against of Boys
Boys are completely responsible of such kind of acts.
But not all boys ar More...
Banning smoking in public place is a right decision.
Preview: Favour of (Boys)
It is indeed a right decision; it has been troublesome to nonsmokers.
Due to passive Smoking cancer and asthma are part of Indian society. Why should one pay for other people's bad habit
On the name of personal freedom we can't allow people to smoke publically. Nicotine kills more people than other drugs like marijuana or snort coke.
This is extremely unfair for those people who are forced to be passive smokers.
Against of Boys
Banning smoke i More...
Preview: Favor ("Criticism...is good")
The good form of criticism is known as constructive criticism; it offers valid feedback both positive and negative.
A constructive criticism can lend much needed assistance to an individual by giving them feedback on things that can be improved and issues that can be avoided.
A constructive criticism can also help establish your credibility and expertise by ensuring that you know what you're talking about, and the people who benefit from your con More...
Should INDIA Change Its National Game?
Indian national game should be cricket because it has just become cramming line that our national game is hockey. No-one in our country knows names of hockey players and about match schedules. Change is requirement of today. If we do not change we cannot make progress.
National game should be choice of nation; that is cricket.
If hockey is not able to create any sensation among youngsters than; it's weakness of game.
Cricket is religion in India and no More...
Should India stop trade and all relations with Pakistan?
Preview: Favor (Yes)
Definitely India should stop trade & all other relation with pakistan unless they take any positive step to stop terrorism.
As we can see India is not able to take any actions against pakistan.so at least they should protest by stopping trades.
What is use of good relation with such country which is always conspiring and eager to kill our people?
Stop talking or trading is not solution of problem. We should help people who are still peaceful i More...
Freshers are better than laterals.
Preview: Favour (Yes)
Frehers have more enthusiasm and energy and motivation.
Freshers come up with new innovative ideas to the organization.
Freshers don't have presumptions so they come up and fight challenges and try to change things. Whereas experience people are filled with the presumptions so they want to tackle things in routine way
Fresher also be needed to get trained from the laterals as expertise is also required in business matters where it decisions More...
Western culture should be adopted by India good or bad?
Preview: Favor (Good)
Culture is not law, change is law of nature, and so if Indians want to adopt some good things of western culture, than it's totally acceptable.
Western culture has various practices which are good and it can help us to make our society better.
Adopting good practices of any culture is always fruitful.
Sending parents to old age home is not a western thing. If it is immoral to send parents to old age homes then why are those old age homes set up.
Against ( More...
Religion is a private matter and should be no concern of the state.
As religion is one's personal choice; so he /she should not accept any returns from government on basis of religion.
State should see each and every person equally not take decisions on basis of religion.
Involving religion in governance can impact growth of nation.
Bifurcation of people on basis of religion could increase dissatisfaction between communities
If state really feels that a particular community is poor or less empowered. NGOs and social organizat More...
Are corrupt but efficient politicians better than honest and in-efficient politicians?
Corrupt but efficient politician can bring a difference in Indian government. Currently most of our politicians are corrupt and inefficient.
The politicians are not able to take care of citizen's benefits because they are inefficiants. If we have the efficient politicians who are bit corrupt but able to serve nation, that would change scenario.
Inefficiency of politicians came out in recent Mumbai terror attacks. If we have slightly efficient people than such kind of att More...
Beauty contests do little to improve the status of women.
Preview: Favour (Yes)
Personally I think beauty pageants, in general (both adult/children), are pretty much stereotypical, conceded, and even vain at times. Plus they seem to go against a lot of minorities. You never see or hear of any overweight beauty pageants
it's up to the women who want to be famous its fine I guess doesn't hurt anyone
The real question is how it is affecting women's status and answer is very little. Because society is treating them as showpiece in this case
One superpower is better than two in world.
Having two super powers leads to a situation of constant tension between two nations. This leads to cloud of fear covering world. World Wars have been an evidence of extent to which human breed can go to stay in power and to suppress other nations. Be it Pearl Harbor or the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, game of power has adverse effects.
If two super powers exist than they can indulge in wasting their resources in WAR and other destructive activities.
Women empowerment - A cause for increasing divorce rate in India.
Women empowerment stands for empowering women with legal and social rights, education, awareness about self and the world.
Increase in numbers of divorce can be attributed in part to women empowerment since women being more aware of their legal rights would not mind walking out of a violent or unfulfilling relationship.
As women become more independent financially, there is a lesser probability that a women stays in a relationship out of sheer necessity and obligation.
Managerial skills learnt from classroom can never match those learnt from experience.
In class rooms a student can only read books and read case studies which are not the experience of him so it not imprints in his mind and lost soon.
It is a fact that text books can cover only few situations where as real life is combination of many other complex situations
Reading just gives students glimpse how they should react in a particular situation but when that particular situation comes in real life it depends on his personality that how he reacts.
In re More...
MNS-cultural bullying / Localization
Local groups are helping local people to have their rights so they can grow and achieve same status as other people
Local groups are only trying to stop migration of people from villages to city which should be controlled by government but government is not taking any action because they are getting votes from the migrated people.
Local groups want to take firm action against the different antinationalist elements, that are growing due to lethargic action of government. More...
Mobile phone a ban or a boon.
Everyone is available to others for 24x7.
People say mobiles made life miserable by providing unlimited connectivity but they don't understand the fact it also provide limited connectivity options like you can switch of the mobiles.
Mobile proved life saver for human beings in many areas related with human health.
Mobile proved boon for businesses as well where crucial information is at reach for corporate decisions.
Mobile phones made life easy for people wh More...
Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
Preview: Quote by Henri de Lubac
Henri-Marie de Lubac, SJ (February 20, 1896 September 4, 1991) was a French Jesuit priest who became a Cardinal of the Catholic Church, and is considered to be one of the most influential theologians of the 20th century. His writings and doctrinal research played a key role in the shaping of the Second Vatican Council.
Habits are routines of behaviour that are repeated regularly and tend to occur subconsciously, without one's directly thinking consciously about them More...
He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
Preview: This is a quote written by Jules Michelet.
Jules Michelet (21 August 1798 to 9 February 1874) was a French historian. He was born in Paris to a family with Huguenot traditions
Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs in this world.
Being poor shows you true nature of people.
Being poor is living in a world where no one other than your family likes you.
Being poor makes you appreciate everything you've earned
But being poor is also a ray of hope for good days.
By be More...
Foreign Television Channels are destroying our culture
We have a rich and diverse culture. But, western culture doesn't have such values and social esteem.
They are spoiling the values and social fabric of Indians.
Few of the programs which Indian television imported from foreign like big boss are only weird showcase of family values and they have no moral and social obligation.
Foreign channels are serving good or bad programs based on the viewer demand.
It is matter of personal choice user want to More...
Euthanasia: To Do Or Not To Do.
Euthanasia refers to practice of ending a life in a manner which relieves pain and suffering.
According to House of Lords Select Committee on Medical Ethics, the precise definition of euthanasia is "a deliberate intervention undertaken with the express intention of ending a life, to relieve intractable suffering."
For terminally ill patients and in cancer patients who are undergoing tremendous pain. It should be permitted, because pain is really unbearable. People who a More...
Education and Success - Is There A Correlation?
Education is important for success. Knowledge, imagination, creativity is essential to be successful with hard work & luck a little bit.
Education and literacy are not correlated, but to be successful power of mind, creativity, imagination, dedication, knowledge whether bookish or practical is very important. Being educated doesn't mean being smart.
Education here is not just school education or academic education. Some kind of practical or industrial experience is also More...
Valentine day is harming our culture.
Valentine day is western festival if our youth really want to celebrate than they can choose any other day for this.
On Valentine's Day People do a show off of their love in public? Which is not acceptable to our society and traditions?
Couples should celebrate it gracefully.
Valentine day is propaganda of western capitalist society which wants to celebrate all those days where people can come out to shopping malls and spend money.
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A ship Docked in Harbour cannot face the storms.
Preview: It means that a ship cannot reach its destination when it is docked at harbour. Docked ship means that it is safe from storms but eventually it is not moving. Philosophically a person cannot fight and win wars of life without moving in life. If a person thinks that he should not take risk and keep himself safe always, he cannot progress in life. It's not necessary that moving ahead always is risk. So Human beings should understand, change is natural process and if you are not moving with time a More...
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Preview: Topic simply means that every problem has a solution hidden within. So human should never lose his hope and should fight with problem with full enthusiasm.
Every dark night there is a nice shiny morning... bad days just like dark clouds comes in everyone's life but best part is that how you tackle situation to overcome hassles and find silver lining for a fruitful life. Whether it's a happy patch of life or a rough one, one thing we always need to bear in mind is that it is temporary. Every h More...
Small is beautiful!
Simple theories are better than complex theories (OccamsRazor).
Slim organizations are better than large bureaucratic organizations.
small national states are better than a large association(argument against the European integration)
Growing Big is always good for a positive setup of activities. If it is an industry going big is better. If it is an educational institute, restaurant, super market or a showroom going big is better.
Growing big wi More...
Growing BIG is boon or ban?
Indian economy is getting bigger and bigger and it is big boon. India, an emerging economy, has witnessed unprecedented levels of economic expansion, along with countries like China, Russia, Mexico and Brazil. India, being a cost effective and labor intensive economy, has benefited immensely from outsourcing of work from developed countries, and a strong manufacturing and export oriented industrial framework.
India's Economic Projection
2007 2008 2009 2010
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Idea to make India a superpower in 2020.
Preview: "A developed India by 2020, or even earlier, is not a dream. It need not be a mere vision in the minds of many Indians. It is a mission we can all take up - and succeed." - A P J Abdul Kalam.
The economy of India is eleventh largest economy in the world by nominal GDP and the fourth largest by purchasing power parity (PPP).The country's per capita GDP (PPP) is $3,176 (IMF, 127th) in 2009. Following strong economic reforms from the socialist inspired economy of a post-independence Indian nation, More...
Obama's visit to India-gain or loss.
U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed India's long-held demand for a permanent seat on the U.N. Security Council, a reflection of the Asian country's growing global weight and its challenge to rival China.
"In the years ahead, I look forward to a reformed United Nations Security Council that includes India as a permanent member," Obama said in a speech to India's parliament on his first official visit to the world's largest democracy.
In his three-day trip -- the longest s More...
Intrusions in privacy is more important then security.
Privacy advocates plan to call on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to suspend use of "whole-body imaging," the airport security technology that critics say performs "a virtual strip search" and produces "naked" pictures of passengers
Even if the scanners prove to be safe, travellers feel their sense of privacy is being violated, since the scanned body images are quite detailed. Federal agencies have been insisting that the images are discarded as soon as they are view More...
Kohinoor must be returned to India
Kohinoor is cultural property of India. Indians have full right to take their historical artefacts back.
Most of the articles wrongfully transferred to British museum during the period of east India Company.
An artefact achieves a higher aesthetic level only in true archaeological setting. A mummy must be in an Egyptian pyramid, not placed out of context in a museum in London.
A noble service to mankind's common heritage can come with restoration of these artefacts More...
Life may start getting happier after 50
Number of studies says at age of 50 happiness begins to peak while stress, anger and worry all start to fade.
With age comes an experience and wisdom tool that increases one's ability to accept the world the way it is rather than whine over its imperfections.
We have to differentiate happiness and enjoyment. Perhaps spirit of youth allows one to indulge in enjoyment. But it is when someone is 50 he experiences true happiness born out of the contentment.
Indeed whil More...
Penalty shoot -outs are an unfair way of deciding football matches.
A study says Team kicking first kick win match 60% of times.
The team going second is usually more stressed.
Penalty shoot are always more luck then skills.
Psychological pressure of losing the coin toss and going second is unfair.
In an intense game where small percentage can swing a match, leaving so much to chance is unjustifiable.
Athletes have been trained for these kinds of stressed situations.
Athletes have been paid in million More...
Social network Boon or Ban
Preview: Favor (Boon)
Social networks are new way of communication for example Facebook, Myspace, Orkut and many more.
Every one is sharing pictures, day to day activity, thoughts about issues, personal problems etc. on social network.As well as people are communicating with each other through social networking sites.Few people are exploiting social networking sites by spying on others life. Few cases has been reported where robbers and thieves were spying on victims through social networking More...
Principles of Mahatma Gandhi are they valid today?
The pivotal and defining element of Gandhism is satya. A Sanskrit word usually translated into English as truth. The principle of Satya as espoused by Gandhi needed that Truth must pervade all considerations of politics, ego, society and convention.
Brahmacharya or Celibacy was important to Gandhi for not only purifying himself of any lust and sexual urges, but also to purify his love for his wife as genuine and not an outlet for any turmoil More...
Growth and integrity are poles apart.
Growth is the edge a person or organization wants to achieve over its rivals. Where integrity is honesty to work. Both have nothing to do with each other.
Growth needs selfishness, greediness of making profit which is certainly urge a person or organization to move away from his integrity.
Integrity needs the overall honesty which is not possible while running a profit making business.
If you see the entire businessman who achieved success have been accused of aski More...
Satyagraha by baba Ramdev
Baba Ramdev, India's well-known yoga guru, has now taken center stage as a crusader against corruption and black money hoarded abroad. He began a satyagraha on June 4, 2011 to goad the government into checking corruption and recover crores of black money buried in foreign bank accounts.
Thousands of Baba Ramdev's supporters were gathered at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan on Saturday, June 4 2011 and many more were expected to join him through the day.
Ramdev had earlier sai More...
Middle East Protests
The Arab Spring is a revolutionary wave of demonstrations and protests occurring in the Arab world that began on Saturday, 18 December 2010.
To date, there have been revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt a civil war in Libya resulting in the fall of its government civil uprisings in Bahrain, Syria, and Yemen, the latter resulting in the resignation of the Yemeni prime minister; major protests in Algeria, Iraq, Jordan, Morocco, and Oman and minor protests in Kuwait, Lebanon, Ma More...
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector.
The recent cabinet decision on FDI in retail has triggered protests by opposition and key allies of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), who are demanding a roll back of the policy. The hour-long meeting held in Parliament House failed to resolve the logjam in the two Houses as opposition parties, led by BJP and the Left, stuck to their stand and demanded rollback of the Cabinet decision to allow 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail. Though at present only 53 cities with p More...
The Jan Lokpal Bill also referred as citizen's ombudsman bill.
The Jan Lokpal Bill aims to effectively deter corruption, readdress grievances of citizens, and protect whistle-blowers. If made into law, the bill would create an independent ombudsman body called Lokpal (Sanskrit: protector of the people).It would be empowered to register and investigate complaints of corruption against politicians and bureaucrats without prior government approval.
In April 2011, civil More...
Content on internet should be censored!
Internet censorship is the control or suppression of the publishing of, or access to information on the Internet. It may be carried out by governments or by private organizations either at the behest of government or on their own initiative. Individuals and organizations may engage in self-censorship on their own or due to intimidation and fear.
Internet censorship in India is selectively practiced by both federal and state governments. While there is no sustained government policy More...
Sachin Tendulkar should not retire!
Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian cricketer widely considered by many to be one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
He is the leading run-scorer and century maker in Test and one-day international cricket.
Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, behind Donald Bradman. And the second greatest one-day-international (ODI) batsman of all time, behind Viv Richards.
Tendulkar is the only cricketer to accomplish the feat of scoring a hundred centuries in internation More...
Does India need to reduce defense expenses?
India is number 9th in his spending on weapons. India spend 41.3 billion dollar each year on weapons. Which 2.7 percent of its total GDP.
India increased its military spending by 17 per cent to $41 billion in the Union Budget 2012-13. Of this expenditure, $17.5 billion will be reserved for procuring new equipment.
The hike comes a year after India had increased its budget expenses by 11 per cent. A cumulative outlook over the past two years shows that India has increased military More...