Tagged: thoughts

MOTIVATION – One More New Attempt

                   Rishave Verma When you do something right and fail, assume that you were wrong!!.                                                               (Lily Tomlin)   January 6, 2014 at 9:31 am gud morning to all of you…i have some questions in my mind please help me…you all guys are doing suberb job..actually i started my preperation in 2010 but still after 3 attempts i could nt clear prelims….not...

Dealing With Failures

Practice makes man perfect. No. Wrong. I believe, failures make a man more perfect – provided he learns from his failures. Failure, is actually a state of mind, a perception, or a thought process. Basically it is an event – and this event can be thought of as a success or failure based on its effect on one’s life. One’s failure...

In Egypt, It Is Back To Square One

Egypt was ought to be a role model for other Arab countries – post Arab spring revolutions. After throwing out Hoshni Mubarak, a puppet ruler in the hands of USA, Egypt democratically elected its first leader – Mohammed Morsi, albeit belonging to Muslim Brotherhood, which was antithetical to the secular practices of previous governments. In fact, Muslim Brotherhood which got the majority...

15 Most Popular Motivational Books – To Help You Succeed In Both Personal And Professional Life

We keep facing failures no matter how rich or poor we are, or how much motivated or inspired we are.  Failures are good omens that come across our lives to set the course of life on correct path; only if we are willing to learn from our mistakes. To learn from failures, we need motivation to get up and get...

Nobel Peace Prize 2012 Awarded To The European Union(EU)

The Nobel Prize committee announced that the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the European Eunion: “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”. This is akin to pat on its own back, and surely a controversial announcement considering European economy in tatters, and its role in Libyan war...

Praying For Malala Yousafzai – Modern-day Anne Frank

Pakistani Taliban, in an assassination bid,  have lethally wounded Malala Yousafzai – a 14-year-old rights activist who gained international recognition for her stand against Taliban ban on girls’ education in the Swat Valley, in NW Pakistan. She campaigned through both Pakistani and Western media for allowing girls in the valley to continue education. When she was 11, she kept a...

Is Civil Society In India Urban-Centric?

The use of phrase ‘civil society’ became quite popular during Anna Hazare led movement against corruption. Until then this phrase was non existent in public discourse. Mainstream media then started assessing the nature of civil society institutions that were involved in this popular agitation. Many branded this movement as middle-class phenomena; urban centric; driven by internet and educated urban youth....

CAG Says His Team’s Findings Are Rational And ‘Undisputable’

It is unfortunate that CAG of India himself has to defend his reports even though no one except politicians doubt their credibility.  Can you imagine Supreme Court Chief Justice publicly defending a judgement by his colleagues or by himself outside the court if there was a criticism directed at that judgement? Now, Vinod Rai has come out again and said unequivocally that...

Women and Child Development Ministry Invites Comments on the Draft National Policy for Children 2012 (download PDF)

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has drafted the National Policy for Children 2012 and is inviting comments from the general public The first National Policy on Children was formulated in 1974. The policy described children as a supremely important asset and made the State responsible for providing them equal opportunities for growth and development of all children. The...

Acceptance Speech by Shri Pranab Mukherjee on his Assumption of office as President of India – Complete Text

Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, Shri Hamid Ansari, Smt. Meira Kumar, Shri Justice S.H. Kapadia, Members of Parliament, Your Excellencies, Friends and fellow citizens, I am deeply moved by the high honour you have accorded to me. Such honour exalts the occupant of this office, even as it demands that he rises above personal or partisan interests in the service of the national good. The principal responsibility of this office is...

Union Cabinet Approves Introduction of the Criminal Law (Amendment ) Bill, 2012 in the Parliament With Provision Of Stringent Punishment For Rape

The Law Commission of India in its 172nd Report on `Review of Rape Laws` as well the National Commission for Women have recommended for stringent punishment for the offence of rape. Taking this into consideration, government had constituted a high powered committee headed by Union Home Secretary, which  examined the recommendations of Law Commission, NCW and suggestions various quarters on the...

Novartis Case – Its Battle Against Poor Patients

Novartis is a behemoth in pharma industry – its net profit was about $9 billion in 2011. This Swiss multinational pharmaceutical company ranks second in sales in the world. In spite of making hell lot of profit, since 2006 it is fighting a legal battle in Indian courts to stop Indian companies from producing affordable version of one of its...

‘Soft Power’ China Divides and Tries To Rule Asia pacific

Last week 10 member ASEAN countries’ meet ended in debacle. China orchestrated  it, Cambodia the host and indebted to China, ensured it. China has become assertive in its claim to superiority in the Asia Pacific region, scaring neighbouring countries and pushing them, quite stupidly towards US pivot. Resource rich South China Sea has become bone of contention between China and...

Drought, Monsoon, and El Nino – Their Mutual Relationship In The Indian Context

Monsoon brings showers and cheers to India. If it fails, it is a disaster both for people and economy. This year all forecasts of good monsoon have been belied and government is preparing to combat drought. Thankfully we have enough food reserves to meet emergency requirements. Last year India produced record 252 million tonnes of foodgrains. Lot of it will...

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