Make the effort to meet health targets — Journalist portfolio

Despite the growth of the clean eating moment, the prevalence of obesity and non-communicable diseases is continuing to climb. The World Health Organization’s nutritional recommendations, if followed to the letter, would save millions of lives, and the food industry has a critical role to play in that process. We take a look at what the […]

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Some sayings of Epicurus — Phil Ebersole’s Blog

The blessed and important nature knows no trouble nor causes trouble to any other, so that it is never constrained by anger or favor. For all such things exist only in the mind. Death is nothing to us: for that which is dissolved is without sensation; and that which lacks sensation is nothing to us. […]

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Indian Elections and Dirty Politics

People say that if you repeat lie 100 times it became truth. Same is happening in India under BJP Government. Politicians are playing with history distorting and twisting it. Even The Pradhan Sevak (Mr. Modi) is in front row in misquoting history, especially during election campaign. Recent election campaign, in Karnataka are no exception. Here Mr. Modi try to portray Nehru as insulting Field Marshall Cariappa and General Thimayya. Modi said “In 1948 after defeating Pakistan, General Thimayya was insulted by PM Nehru and Defence Minister Krishna Menon”.However, if you read history, dates and incidents he mentioned does not fit with what he said. General KS Thimayya was not the Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army in 1948.

Being Prime Minister of India is a big responsibility. We, the citizen of India, expect more accurate historical facts from our PM. Mr. Modi is first PM who is more interested in election campaign than in National issues. More than hundred peoples died in recent storm Rajisthan, UP and near by areas but Mr. Modi remain busy in election rallies in Karnataka. He sent condolences on his twitter account as if every india is well verse in English and follow him on twitter. 

“Saddened by the loss of lives due to dust storms in various parts of India. Condolences to the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon.

Have asked officials to coordinate with the respective state governments and work towards assisting those who have been affected: PM”

In India there are 29 states. Each state has the election in every 5 years (60 months). This means, approximately every two month there is a state election in India. Each election takes around one month of election campaigning and shortlist of candidates etc. Hence, if a Prime minister will take active part in election, he has to dedicate six months of every year in elections alone. In those six month who will do the Prime Minister’s work?  I am not saying that Mr. Modi is the first or the last PM to take part in elections. However, in my life span, I have not seen any PM more committed to every state election than Mr. Modi. This may be good for his party but not good for a Nation. BJP is in full majority in centre. They already have government in 18 states. This is the time when BJP ministers and our PM must work for country and win elections based on their work not by creating communal divide in society.  

Deep Space Exploration and Mission Mars

With the present speed of rockets (though it is still a marvel of human capability) future of deep space exploration is gloomy. However, NASA and other space agencies are working on different propulsion fuel including nuclear to increase the speed of rockers. Hopefully, sooner than later we will have rockers fast enough which can make the journey to mars shorter than three months.

In last 50 years of space exploration, we have not achieved anything amazing. Last big thing was when man landed on the moon. Since then we saw a dry period in space exploration. All space agencies are busy in sending satellites and rovers in outer space. Even though, human have made outstanding growth in technologies whether it is Robotics, aviation, AI, automation, generating clean energy and much more but same growth was not seen in deep space exploration. We are certainly capable of becoming multi planetary species. Solutions were available but Governments are reluctant!

Private companies bring new ray of hope in this regard. I am a huge fan of Elon Musk, a man behind companies like Space X and Tesla. He actually makes us feel that we already usher in 21st century. Anything is possible; we just need to dream big. The recent launch of falcon heavy with two boosters landing back simultaneously is just outstanding achievement. Such success can’t be confined to a city or nation. It is a global achievement. Though I have not contributed anything in this success but I feel equally proud about success of technology built by human. It took human nearer to the mission Mars.

There are so many enthusiastic people who are willing to go to Mars even when they know that Mars is not hospitable for life. But space agencies are busy in testing their robots and collecting more data. There was a time when people had only small boats, no navigation system, and no communication system back to the land but still people used to take risk and sailed to unknown lands without having slightest information about what kind of animal’s lives in ocean and what they might find on another land mass. Many died in such expedition, but some survived and came back successfully. They didn’t wait for right technology or full information. Their curiosity drove them far and wide. We must learn from them and be ready to take calculated risk.

Today we have technology. We have resources but we do not have will to take action. One reason might be that as we are getting more information about Mars, we find it more and more inhospitable for human being. We need more reason for sending human to mars than we previously though. It will not be a honeymoon journey. With present speed of Rockets, it took 6 to 8 month to reach Mars. On mars, you will not find anything to eat or drink, no oxygen to inhale and you will be surrounded by harmful radiation. If that is not enough, Mars gravity is much less than earth. Which is not a good news for human well-being if they stay for long time!

There are many more mind-blowing life and threatening facts about red planet. Temperature: minus 60 degrees Celsius which can still go down to minus 100 degrees Celsius. A summer day on Mars may get up to 20 degrees C near the equator, but at night the temperature can again drop to about minus 73 C. Mars also has big dust storm.

So, even if we will make homes on mars, still life will be difficult and whole day we have to remain inside a small room and in night we have to wear space suit to go out because mars atmospheric pressure is 0.6% compared to earth atmospheric pressure. Choice of food will be limited and water and air will be re-cycling again and again.

Disadvantages are far more than advantages to live on Mars. If we had a planet or moon with at least water on it or at least atmosphere with oxygen, then it would be worthwhile to haste. With all life threatening conditions and nine month-long journey time, the only viable thing to make on mars is space station for maintenance of rockets and rovers, research facilities, cheap energy producing plants and re-filling of rockets. All this can be achieved by sending robots rather than humans. Only few human will suffice to control operations. Populating Mars is a distant dream which can only be realise by Terra forming Mars. For present time, robots are better solution.

Republished.

2 books that can change your life

Below two book I read when I was in first year of my Engineering. Both of them help me a lot in different ways. If you want more control over yourself read first book, if you are looking for courage, inspiration and motivation read second book. If you need both read both books.

  1. The power of sub-concious mind by Joseph murphy.
      1. 2. 7 habits of highly effective people

Jin of Jinnah in AMU, Aligarh India.

Some goons of Hindu Vahini (HYV) and other extremist group, entered Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) shouting outrageous slogan with the purpose to remove Photo of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan. The group’s intentions looked hostile as they carried arms, Desi as well as Branded, and sticks with them. A couple of policemen were seen escorting them with an attitude that seemed rather encouraging. On reaching the Main gate, the HYV Group assaulted a student who happened to just pass by. Some members of the Union confronted the HYV Group from breaking into the campus and asked the Police to lodge an FIR against the captured and those who escaped.

The Police however ignored the polite request and released the captured ones without a FIR which enraged the university students. Student started protesting. But, they kept it peaceful until the police started Lathi charge and tear gas. As many as 41 students were injured with injuries as severe as demanding emergency medical attention. Among injured students were the President AMU Student union (AMUSU), the Secretary AMUSU and other members of the AMUSU.

Before you make an opinion about whether Jinnah Photo should be removed from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) or not, please read below few facts related to the issue.

First and foremost, you must know that this photo of Jinnah is hanged on the wall of the Students’ Union hall which is an autonomous body. Secondly, this photo is as old as 1938, i.e before Independence and before division of India and Pakistan. Back than Mr Jinnah was a freedom fighter and played active role in freedom struggle. Mr. Jinnah received lifetime membership of student union like many other great peoples whose photo is available in Student Union hall. For 80 years no one objected on it. Finally, there are many more places in India where you can find Jinnah Photo. In memory of Jinnah Maharashtra government spent Crores of rupees on maintenance of Jinnah Palace.

It is ironical that we are living in a time when people start overreacting without even enquiring about truth. No one seems to be interested in understanding the issue. However, everyone is willing to pass judgement. Judgement about nationality, judgement about right and wrong, judgement about religious identity, judgement about who is having right to live in India.

It is pathetic that, peoples of the largest democracy in world are unable to solve disputes in democratic and constitutional ways. People want to solve problems by mob lynching, trolling on internet, shutting down the net, Lathi charge, provocation and disturbing harmony among different community. Certainly, this is the big failure of past and present Indian Government.

Whatever happening in AMU, is not the result of Jinnah portrait. Muslims of India do not care about him. I studied in AMU for eight years but never knew about Jinnah picture in AMU student union. Muslims of India do not consider Jinnah a hero or role model. He was a villain, who with some others supported two-nation theory. Indian Muslims suffered the most due to partition. We lost our political relevance. I believe that Jinnah photo should be remove from whole Nation. Along with his photo, Nathuram Godse photo should also be remove from all over the country.

Having said that, one thing must be noted here. The way whole incident unfolded was not a democratic way. Are we going to follow instruction of goons now? Does our constitution is so timid that even students and Ex- Vice president are not safe in this country? Is this the way to treat students? Is this how we will solve all the problems now by taking law in our hand? Is this for what we choose a government every five year?

We are living in Gunda raaj where law and order has no meaning. Protest of AMU is not about Jinnah, it is about Gunda Raaj, it is about our rights and freedom of expression. Protest may end in few days but our struggle against Gunda raaj and communal forces trying to de-stablise our beautiful Nation will continue.

This is not the first time BJP came in power, last time when they came in power no one objected on such issues. However, this is first time they are in full majority and yet fail to achieve any milestone which they promised in 2014 election campaign. Even UP state government is not been able to achieve anything except safety of Cows. Girls and children are more vulnerable than cows! Hence they need fake issues to divert attention.

Indian Muslims does not like Jinnah in any way. He was neither a good Muslim nor he did anything for Indian Muslims after Independence. However, we should not forget that it was Jinnah who fought the case of Bhagat singh. Erasing history is no solution to existing problems. History may remember Mohammad Ali Jinnah in various contexts. But to the AMUSU, he is as good a Life Member as Mahatma Gandhi or Dr. Sarvapally Radha Krishnan is. Hanging his portrait on a wall of AMUSU HALL is merely a gesture of respect to the honour he was conferred once upon a time.

My First Award!

Blogger Recognition Award!

 

Thanks to Mehar Gandhi for nominating me for ‘Blogger Recognition Award’! I received two award nominations previously from other bloggers but didn’t reply to the post . When it comes to awards, I am like Amir Khan. LOL.  Though awards make me feel good, however, I doubt credibility of awards. If you haven’t already checked out Mehar Gandhi Blog, you can check out Blog here

RULES:

  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  • Select other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

HOW MY BLOG STARTED:

You can’t force yourself to write.

It is an inspiration that make your brain bright.

I am neither a poet, nor even a writer. I think of myself as a Science motivator and truth searcher. I write because I like writing. I like to express myself. Things which I never share with anyone I can share here.  Like any normal kid I wanted to talk with everyone about my thoughts, my feelings and my dreams. But I was different. I had a nasal voice. When I was a child, my friends and other school boys used to mock me, imitate my voice and laugh at me. I pretend to smile but my eyes never supported me. That makes me realise that if I have to talk to other, the only way is through writing my thoughts and share. However back then, there were not so much facilities. My Father was a Research officer in Unani Medicine. We belong to middle class family. There were no laptops, forget about internet.

As I grow up, I started writing even though my English grammar was very weak. I was 21 when I first start serious writing. Initially it was hard to write just a sentence. I have to think what to write for long time. Slowly I started writing one page of my diary in one hour. It was quite an improvement. However, I didn’t continue it for long time due to other responsibilities. As I started working, I find it difficult to write due to scarcity of time. For next ten years I hardly wrote anything. After ten years I again decided to write and this time with high discipline. I was in Qatar and my wife was in India. So, after office time I had two to three hours free to write. For six month, I wrote on Facebook and other free social media. Later when my wife came to Qatar with my beautiful 6 month old daughter, there was no time to write. I kept my laptop in Almera . Again for 5 years, there was a draught period in my writing.

Six month back, I started writing again. This time my aim is to become a professional blogger if not writer and to earn some money from my writing. This goal is still far away but slowly and steadily I am moving forward and this time I will not stop writing.

 

TWO PIECES OF ADVICE:

I am sharinig link below of my post about advice to new bloggers:

http://sustainedsociety.org/2018/03/31/ten-mistakes-new-bloggers-can-avoid/

MY NOMINEES:

Congratulations to my nominees! Awaiting your award posts!

That’s it for the award! Loved doing this one!

Thanks to everyone for love and support. Wish you all wonderful life.

10 Best Quotes collection (Courage and Inspiration)

  • Never Give up.
  • Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
  • Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
  • A man fails many time in his life but he is not a failure until he gives up
  • No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work.
  • You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can´t have it. 
  • Be determined to live for your dreams.
  • Stop fearing the failures. Start preparing for success
  • Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.