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Month: July 2021

FOMO- The Fear Of Missing Out

It is Saturday evening and you are alone at your home staring at your phone, scrolling through the feed and viewing the live stream of people you know. How do you feel? 

It is this feeling you get, of missing out on things, being alone when all others are having great time, feeling sad because even you wanted to be a part of it all, trying to stay connected and involved socially as much as possible, which is called FOMO- the Fear Of Missing Out. Yes, most of you know what it is and how hard it strikes your psyche making you really anxious and annoyed at being alone and missing the opportunity of having fun and making memories for life. But do you know the way out?

HIGH COURT OVER THE FOREST AREA

What did you do last valentine’s day? Spent time with the one you love? In Jammu the people spent their day hugging trees! A really nice gesture to show your love for nature, right. But is it just this much behind this act? There is a lot more to the story.

On 10th Oct 2019, a project proposal for “expansion of judicial infrastructure at Jammu ” was submitted to the secretary, law, justice, and parliamentary affairs department by the Registrar General, J&K High Court requesting allotment of land by the State Government. . It is one of the very rare projects which get approval on every front so smoothly. It got clearance within 12 days. The proposal was hurriedly passed since soon the Kashmir Reorganization Act was going to come into effect from 31st Oct 2019. And then passing this proposal under Indian Forest Act, 1927 would have been a way more difficult challenge than getting it approved under J&K Forest Act, 1997 as it has fewer sections than the IFA. This project is pertaining to the shift of the 15 year old High Court complex situated in Janipur to a new location in Raika forest.

ADOPTION OF CULTURED MEAT IN INDIA

With the only difference being that this time, the animal whose meat you’re eating is living to this day…



A new type of meat has gone on sale in Singapore and apparently tastes just like the real stuff. But there is no slaughtering involved. The meat was grown in a lab.

 So is this the future of modern cuisine or does it sound too good to be true?

Let’s  explore.

It’s the age old rule of nature that, FOR YOU TO EAT A CHICKEN, A CHICKEN MUST DIE. But that could possibly be changing. Just google lab grown chicken nugget and take a look at it. It certainly looks appetizing. What if I told you it’s  actually chicken and no animal was slaughtered for it? This piece of meat is actually grown in a lab. 

PAX INDICA

Besides penning his thoughts on bilateral relationships of India, the author also makes a bold and reassuring statement about the future of India’s perspective towards the world. He says, “The post-colonial chip has fallen off our shoulder, New Delhi can now afford to look at the globe from a position of authority.”  These are profound words for a nation whose foreign policy identity has rested on its traumatic experience of colonization and the subsequent battle for freedom.

 

Pax Indica, one of the numerous bestsellers of a prolific author, former UN official, skilled public speaker and an incumbent Member of Parliament, Mr. Shashi Tharoor is more than just a book. It is an unprecedented and earnest attempt to take foreign policy thinking to the common masses rather than just leaving it to bureaucrats or the strategic elite class. Based on a subject in which Mr. Shashi Tharoor has first-hand experience and knowledge, viz. external affairs of India, the book offers the readers more than just an ordinary, mundane description of historical events associated with different countries. It not only confers thoughtful insights into India’s major international relationships in detail and its soft power but also shares his thoughts on a new strategy for India to move beyond non-alignment to multi-alignment.

Psych:The Workings of Human Nature

What is Human Nature? - Definition, Theories & Examples - Video & Lesson  Transcript | Study.com

Imagine you enter an apparel store to shop, and you notice an item that has been put on discount. It’s a great bargain at $29, but you suspect foul play. As it’s the identical item you found to be priced at the same price a fortnight earlier. Now, you might think that there’s a mistake on the staffs’ part. But alas, you are wrong as this is a classic example of luring customers to buy a product that was valued at the same price without a discount. The customers are induced to think that they have obtained a product at a better deal than others. 

Budget and the Bourses

Budget boosts bourses, Sensex rises over 1,000 points (Ld)

The budget 2021 has been a boon for the equity market as there has been no increased tax rates and an increased expenditure on part of the government. Proposal of disinvestment of 2 PSUs including LIC and formation of bad banks has led to Bank Nifty soaring to new heights.

Budget and the Bourses 

On 1st February 2021, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had presented Budget 2021 & on the very same day stock market went up by 2300 points. What could be the possible reasons for the same? 

Budget 2021- A Budget like never before

Budget 2021: Income tax, common man's expectations, Covid 19 challenges and  more - this market expert answers all questions | Zee Business

The Union Budget 2021 has been a common man’s budget with a key focus on ease of living. It has drastically increased healthcare spending, made space for infrastructure, and laid out a plan for divesting two PSU banks, all aimed to dig an economy out of a pandemic-induced slump.

Budget 2021- A Budget like never before

On 1st February 2021, Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget 2021 applicable over the previous year 2021-22 and assessment year 2022-23. The key highlights of the budget were Increased Capex (Capital Expenditure), no change in Income Tax slabs, Agriculture Infrastructure & Development cess on petrol & diesel, Increase in FDI limit for Insurance Sector and setup of Bad Banks. We are going to discuss in detail all these points and a few more announcement which are significant for the economy.

Swami Vivekananda and his vision

We are obligated to fulfill the vision of Swami Vivekananda - The Hitavada

On the 11th of September, 1893, the halls of the Art Institute in Chicago were abuzz with praises and admiration for the sun of India, Swami Vivekananda, clad in befitting orange and yellow robes. Like the blazing, radiant sun, he rose above the horizon of all kinds of discrimination, and emanated strength with every word like a ray of glimmering hope and determination and filled the entire ambience with the warmth of oneness.

Swami Vivekananda was born as Narendranath Dutt in the hub of India’s freedom struggle, West Bengal. He was a man of indomitable will which was evident in not just his words but also his demeanour.

His speech that commenced with the words, 

“Sisters and brothers of America…”,

A love letter

How to Write a Love Letter - Love Letter Ideas and Inspiration

The season of love is about to end, and with it is to begin a season of lamenting the love and lovers lost. It is both naive and sad to see hearts breaking, as if made, literally of glass. The emotions losing their value and tears becoming as normal and undervalued as plain water. It leaves me reminiscing on our love. 

Old is what I miss. We crave for novelty, for change, for a fresh vibe to our relationships, but there comes a time, when we realise, that old is what is the purest, and the most beautiful of all phases of a relationship. 

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Why are we still so passionate about 'Pride & Prejudice'?

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

A classic first published in 1813 portraying the 19th century British lifestyle and mindset, the book has a great hype being Britain’s favourite book and also provides a rich taste of that era mixed with perpetual issues of pride and prejudice prevailing in every society. The story revolves around the mediocre Bennet family of Longbourn in pursuit of securing some wealthy men, to support their family by getting one of the daughters married to one of them since their own estate is entailed. The Bennet family has five daughters with no son so the only concern of their mother, described as a little noisy and foolish lady, is to get her daughters married somehow. Jane, the eldest daughter is the prettiest, sweet and lovely daughter, regarded as a perfect woman by the society whereas Elizabeth the second eldest, protagonist of the story is an exceptionally intelligent, witty and talented girl. She is pretty quick in forming an opinion about everyone and way different than the rest of her sisters. She meets Fitzwilliam Darcy through the love of Jane, Charles Bingley. Initially she finds him really arrogant and proud but eventually the story unfolds in a really surprising manner for her.

THE PLACE CHANGE DILEMMA

Moral dilemmas in the time of the pandemic - The Hindu

The sound of train sirens, packed luggage lying beside, all cluttered up with emotions, one side it is the journey that awaits, on other the nostalgia that strikes.

Travelling to a new place, excitement of having new people and prospects, an altogether new life. The exciting commotions, eagerness to go to a new spot, planning of having some astounding events and dwelling on thrilling thoughts. It is the hope of having some great moments and a different lifestyle, an escape from the mundane routine that induces us to feel so exhilarating. A shift in living place always carries along this bewilderment. But when the duration of this place change is long, the emotions are mixed. Then it is not just excitement of the future it is also the memories of the past that start intertwining.

Aurangzeb

Amazon.com: Aurangzeb: The Life and Legacy of India's Most Controversial  King (9781503602571): Truschke, Audrey: Books

This book is a pioneering study book on Aurangzeb, who is said to be India’s most controversial ruler. This is the whole account of Aurangzeb’s life. From his birth to his last days in Deccan, she has discussed every aspect and episode of his life very compactly. 

Aurangzeb, who was the 6th and last major ruler of the Mughal Empire, ruled for 49 years with a population of 150 million people. According to her, he extended the Mughal empire to its greatest extent, by subsuming most of the Indian subcontinent under single imperial power for the first time in human history. She also discussed how Aurangzeb rose to power in 1658 in the midst of a bloody war of succession that left all of his brother’s dad and his father imprisoned. 

Toxic Masculinity

Be a man' - toxic masculinity, social media and violence | Innovation Unit  | creating impact - reducing inequalities - transforming systems

In the process of attributing traits which were eventually imposed on women, what we can say are the by-products of this rigidity are ways of behaving associated, or more radically saying, imposed on man. Initially, this term was used in the mythopoetic men’s movement of the 1980’s and 1990’s. From then it has been widely used in academics and popular writings. Other than having its bad impact on women, toxic masculinity had a severe impact on the mental, physical and social health of men. 

This culture pressurized men to behave in a certain fixed manner.  Now let us discuss those ways in which man will be called ideal. They are like;

Ambubachi Mela

Kamakhya temple closes for 4 days as Ambubachi Mela begins | Cities  News,The Indian Express

Celebrated annually in June, with the onset of Monsoon season, Ambubachi Mela is one of the most unique festivals hosted in India’s Guwahati. It’s organized at the Kamakhya Temple, perched on the top of Ninanchal Hill, the temple being one of the most important tourist destinations of Assam. It’s said to be associated with the Goddess Kamakhya and stands true to the story that surrounds her. 

According to the Legend, an angered Kamakhya jumped into the fire because her father insulted Shiva. As a result of which, Shiva performed Tandava, holding Kamakhya’s burning body. If nobody had stopped Shiva from completing the Tandava, the world would have been destroyed. And so Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra to cut Kamakhya’s body into 5 parts. The temple now stands where her genitals and womb fell. There is no idol in the temple but a yoni (female genitalia) shaped rock with a hot spring flowing over it.