Category: Columns - Page: 30

HillBilly-TOURISM OR TRASH?

“People say you need to think out of the box, and so on. That’s superficial advice. What you really need is to interact with people who see the world differently than you do, and take the time to occasionally see through their eyes.” Bruce Kasanoff Uttarakhand is a Himalayan State, located in close proximity to globally connected cities like...

TENDENCY TO COMPLAIN & THE SENSE TO SOLVE

For one who tends to observe what goes on in society, it may seem boring and even irritating to see the same old scenario being played over and over. A problem elicits questions, protest, blame and short-sighted attempts at solution before it is swept under the carpet and forgotten for the time being as another problem takes its place...

CANDID NOTES

SWEET REVENGE It is a common belief that the resourceful officers tweak the system to their advantage. And this has been reinforced through the recent appointment of controversial Sumer Singh Yadav as managing director of Jodhpur power distribution company by BJP ruled Rajasthan Government. Yadav stoked many a controversy during his event-packed tenure as MD of Uttarakhand Power Corporation...

GUEST COLUMN: HARD WORK MATTERS MORE THAN MARKS

It is a well-known fact that many famous people were not great achievers in school. However, this did not stop them from achieving great things in life later on. Albert Einstein is called a genius today for his discovery of the Theory of Relativity and Gravity. He was expelled from high school at the age of 16 years for...

Surging Instances of Molestation: A Sociological Perspective

Like every time, the last bone-chilling violation and killing of a young girl eventually got mired in political controversies. While for the world community it is hard to metabolize the brutishness of the perpetrators of the crime, those in the business of power continue to pass the buck onto one another. Then there is the community of pseudo-activists across...

SC STEPS IN

Apex court’s decision to direct an immediate floor test in the Karnataka Assembly is welcome The electorate of Karnataka may have spoken on 12 May and votes for the State Assembly counted on 15 May but it has taken the intervention of the Supreme Court to ensure the will of the people is translated into a representative Government, whatever its political...

A GREEN WORLD WITH AZURE SKIES THAT VANISHED

Recently I met a lady and her husband who had come from Israel to spend a couple of weeks at a retreat in the Doon valley. I knew about them as they were friends of my brother.T hey contacted me and we met a few times. They were just fascinated by the valley and expressed happiness that they could...

CANDID NOTES

Babu’s surrender It has commonly observed that Babus vie among themselves to get seated in plum government assignments. The Excise Commissioner is one such post normally helmed by most influential of the officers. Weird it may sound, the present incumbent on the supposedly lucrative post is requesting the government to abdicate him from the responsibility of running the money...

EDUCATION AND EMPLOYABILITY

India is a country with contradictory approach in terms of education and employability. There is huge population of youth in the country but still there is a lack of skilled manpower and resultantly employment rate shows negative trends. It is a big question for the policy makers. So what and where is the problem? Today, the number of youth...

GUEST COLUMN: VAMPING & SMART PHONE ADDICTION CAN MAKE CHILDREN LESS SMART

Smartphones are small innocuous looking gadgets often found lying innocently in our pockets or bags, but they are capable of causing massive psychological and physical damage to us and our children, if we do not learn to use them judiciously. It is now a proven fact that intensive use of these electronic devices can cause many mental and emotional problems...