Friday, September 26, 2008

A packet food calamity......

In today’s hectic life, we all depend packet foods for our convenience. Lack of time and easiness are the two main factors which we are attracted towards it. Wide variety of packet foods are available aiming infants to old aged. The sad thing is that even infants are depending packet milk powder instead of breast milk. Today’s mothers are not at all ready for breast feeding. Through breast feeding the baby gets the immunization power. No other products can beat that natural thing.

I was provoked to post this topic when I heard about the latest event happened in China. Thousands of babies were badly effected by using poisonous milk powder. The chemical “melamine” was added in it which was used for making fertilizers and plastics. The after effect was kidney stones and some had kidney failures. Think about the cruelty. Few children already died and thousands of children are sick. We could not have done anything against it, but we can avoid such products.

India also was a big customer of that product. Now that product is banned here for three months. Chinese state-run media announced that 21 more companies were found producing milk powder tainted with melamine. Let us try to bring up our kids in the natural and secure way.......

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Violence get ahead in India.

India is getting popular for its Religious Violence nowadays. Events that happen in many states of India especially in Orissa shows its depth. Now it is spreading to other states too. We all forget the good principles of religions that it is not for violence. We all get mental peace through prayers and the worship centers provide the best circumstances for it. But in today’s condition can we go to a church and pray there with that peace of mind? I think when we go to interfere the belief of others and try to draw others to hike the density of one religion, all these things happen. Everybody has his/her own belief and stick on it. Religious changes play an important role in this violence. Understand the fact that religions are not for fighting, but for lighting a better life.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ganesh Chaturthi

It is a great festival of north Indian Hindus, especially in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. It is celebrated as the birth day of Ganesha, the son of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. The celebrations last for 10 days. These days the Ganesha idol is worshipped in houses and it is immersed in lake or river or ocean with great celebration on the final day. All people take part in the procession. The festival symbolizes the victory of the good over the evil.

But there is a serious impact on this festival. Before the idols were made by clay and now it is done with plaster of paris, because of convenience of moulding, lite weight, less expensive etc. The chemicals on these idols create environmental problems, cause the death of fish in lakes and rivers.

Actually all the festivals which we celebrate have a good moral value and this help people to get the inspiration of living through that values. It helps people to think good, do good and live good. Let these festivals give us the positive energy to lead a good life.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Teacher’s Day

Today, September 5th is celebrated as teacher’s day. It is celebrated as a compliment to the contribution made by the teachers to the society. It is the birthday of Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan who was a scholar, president of India and above all a teacher. When Dr.S.Radhakrishnan became the president of India in 1962, some of his friends and students asked his permission to celebrate his birthday. But he replied “instead of celebrating my birth day, if it is celebrated as teachers day, it would be my proud privilege”. From then onwards, we celebrate September 5th as teachers day in India.

Teachers have the main role in molding a new generation. If they can do it for social commitment too, it means more. Now I really understand the value of The Times of India’s TEACH INDIA initiative. It is such a wonderful act to educate poor or under privileged children. They started this plan for fulfilling this dream of teaching poor.

5 metro cities from India were selected for this initiative. Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Kolkotta and Bangalore are these 5 metros. Thousands of applicants were ready for this job. Students, housewives, businessmen, executives and senior citizens came forward to make this initiative success. As the first step these volunteers will be given training. After that they can choose their convenient timings to teach the children. It is only 2 hours in a week.

Teaching is not merely a job, but it is a social commitment. So in this teachers day we can heartily congratulate a news media's attempt to raise the value of teachers in a socially committed way.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

“Kids”- the success mantra behind many products’

Without advertisements no product can beat the marketing world. Kids are the main factors of many advertisements. (Not only for kids products but for all range of products). Kids in advertisements attract customers more easily. It is a marketing strategy of advertisement agencies.

In some cases, these ads are giving negative impact in kids minds, because of the theme and kids are the main viewers of these ads. “Teasing elders or always victory upon others” become the themes of these ads. Our tiny ones are now totally hooked on to television and they are fascinated by the amazing world of ads. As most families are nuclear, parents don’t get enough time to spend with kids and normally they become addicted to television channels. As a result these programs make a deep influence in their minds, and as its impact, they want to succeed always. They are not ready to face failure. Due to long time TV watching, they lose intimacy to others. Lots of cartoon channels are available now. Jetix, cartoon network, Nick, Hungama and pogo are some of these. In some cartoons fighting and unusual powers are the themes. So ads and cartoons make such type of negative influence in kids. It is our responsibility of parents to make them realize the facts.

Many kids products offer some free gifts with their pack for attracting children. So for getting these gifts, parents are forced to buy these things. So automatically we fall into their business trick. In exam season, we can see the launching of many products targeted on these kids. So for more intelligence and power, parents depend these ready made products by the influence these ads. Instead of that if we are using the natural foods, we will get 100% result from that. But all we have to do is spend some time for it.