Light symbolises the victory of good over evil, joy, wisdom and happiness. And Diwali is the festival of Light. Though we can see that we can enjoy a lot on the day of Diwali, it brings neither wisdom nor goodness. Actually every Diwali night is succeeded by a blanket of darkness in the morning- a polluted zone.
Data taken from six places in the Capital between October 22 and November 2 show air pollution is hovering at frightening levels even before Diwali on November 13.
Carbon monoxide presence was between 1.2 mg/m3 and 2.5 mg/m3 on Diwali last year, and between 0.87 mg/m3 and 9.75 mg/m3 in 2010.
Read more at: http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/diwali-air-pollution-levels-delhi/1/227962.html
The morning after Diwali will be covered by a smog which means bad news for Asthma patients. The worst thing every person suffering from respiratory problems(which includes a good friend of mine) has to take shelter in the houses. As we see our present procedure of celebrating Diwali is hampering the enjoyment of many people and also snatching away the sleep of everybody( My God! Somebody should put silencers in fire crackers.)
President Mukherjee said: “On the joyous occasion of Diwali, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to my countrymen in India and around the world… I urge all Indians to try and celebrate a pollution-free Diwali.”
“Diwali is a time for festivity and happiness cutting across all faiths and cultures. It is an occasion to share our joy with those who are needy and deprived. The diyas (earthen lamps) lit on the moonless night of Diwali signify the end of the darkness of ignorance and the beginning of light that enlightens all,” he added.
So why not do something different this Diwali, something that is less injurious to our health( certainly you would choose your life over a day’s enjoyment). What could we do?
- Lets bring some happiness on withered faces. Go to an old age home or to the house of your great-aunt and uncle. Take some sweets with you and help them do their little jobs. Listen to their stories and gain some knowledge from their experiences. You would think that spending time with the old men and women is going to be definitely boring. But they have so many things to tell and advice that you would be lost in their world. Let yourself be their secret sharers. And tell them whats on your mind. Old people are the best listeners in the world(if they can hear)
- Visit Kali Puja pandals. You would be able to see the work of very good creative minds and the hard work they have done to convey happiness to a lot of very busy human beings.
- Organise a ‘Get together party’ for some old friends you have not seen for many long years. Talking with them face to face would be a better way to spend time than to chat on Facebook or any other Social Network.
- Visit the house of poor people. Give the old books and clothes you don’t need to those who need them. Buy some chocolates and distribute them among children. Play with them and tell them some stories. Try and convey some knowledge you have. After all who doesn’t like to play the role of the great wise man!
- Give time to your family and their problems if you are not able to spare time at any other time. And if you think you are totally bound with responsibilities spare some time for yourself. Sit down and play the neglected guitar, go out for a walk or fill your travelogue. Keep a companion with you if you like.
- Or simply stay home and help other guys like you to spend a pretty safe Diwali like me.
Every time you lighten the sky, you darken your life!!!
Varieties of people exist in our world- such a diversity. But do you know what is the best way to categorize people? According to their talking habit. It always gives a preview of their personality.
There must be some colleagues of yours whom you haven’t heard for a century , some whose presence can be heard from a mile away. Some may be selective speakers, some good speakers or some may go on repeating one story for a thousand times till you are bored to death. Some voices are cheerful and others droning.
The way you interact or talk matters a lot. But where? In interviews, in group discussions, in teaching jobs and obviously for publicity and popularity How can we talk so we may sound interesting? I can be a little help up here if you are not already bored by my droning.
My fellow students. Are you preparing for a speech. Here are some tips for you-
1. Always keep your introduction small. Try and add something small and new(funny if possible) in your intro that interests public at first. Try a short story or a good quotation. For e.g; If I have to speak on the topic ” Learning from Experiences” I could start with the story of M.K.Gandhi’s first experience of apartheid and what change came over him after that.
2. Look directly on public. Try not to look above as it gives the impression that you have memorised what you are saying.
3. Give expressions. When you are speaking about something sad, let your voice flow slowly and lightly. When talking about revolution, make your voice sound brave and defiant.
If you are relating a happy experience smile slightly but do not giggle or laugh.
4. Sound confident. Never mind how nervous you are.
5. Do not stop even if you forget something. Move to the next line. Convert the line into a mystery if possible. ”
Free advice hai, lena hai to lo warna chod do.”
– Three Idiots
A new season will be soon added to the calendar- Xam season. Till this date it has remained only in feeling but now it must be scientifically represented. It is so unique. The season brings no sleep and only selfish hardwork. Refreshing breezes blow to find the young fellas sweating. It is the perfect season for Halloween. Every morning puffy eyed vampires walk across the street in groups armed with knowledgable weapons. Everyday wars are fought against sheet and paper.
This season I want to arm my fellow sufferers with some useful tips-
1. While giving a test, try and finish the longer questions first.
2. In a science exam draw a figure in a long question whenever possible.
3. Write clearly and neatly.
4. Never omit a question. U will get some marks even if ur answer is shorter than needed.
5. A common mistake- When up are told to compare between two things, write both the differences & similarities.
6. While differentiating two or more things, make another column in which write the
feature or virtue by which you are differentiating the two.
Keep in touch for more tips!Gdn8.