The poem below urges women to be more courageous in the prevailing hostility against women in India or elsewhere. This is specially relevant to India considering the recent incident against Abhaya, Amanath the precious Indian girl who was brutally handled by the animals in the face of humans. Women is the true nature as she is the bearer and causer of life on the earth. We need to learn to respect her with total humility.
Oh revered women!
The mirror of humanity
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The giver of life on the earth
Oh revered women!
The legit thinkers on the earth
Learn to live fearless
Fight the manly advancements
Burn the wicked hearts
You need your space
You need better life
Come out of the traditional incubators
Create a world of domination
Where wicked breath death
Where nature live fearless
Learn Oh revered women
To live fearless life.
Influence of Media on Youth
The term media refers to several different forms of communication such as radio, television, cinema, magazines, newspapers, and/or Internet-based web sites; required to educate and make a socially aware nation. It has always played a very crucial role as a source of information, education and entertainment. With the evolution in the field of economic reforms, India has witnessed a major advancement in the role played by the media. Media has impacted our society in many ways. During the early days of advancement, media was not only informative but also catered to the development of a civilized society.
These days, television channels and newspapers are racing and competing with each other to make fast name. The condition is bad to such an extent that to become more popular, the communication there appears a kind of sensationalisation. The fact that media is a critical resource in building a healthy and progressive society is nowhere observed within our communication forms.
Media is often considered as a mirror of the society. The main objective should be to inform, educate and entertain the people. With the increase of channels these days, media has solely become the voice of some political parties. Further, the impact of an unethical and unprofessional information shared through the various communication forms leads to an avoidable aggression within our society.
Television, Movies, Magazine and Music Video’s are some of the many ways today’s young adults are influenced. By creating an image appealing to teens the media controls the variety of material that teens incorporate in their daily lives, because of their quest of self-affirmation and discovery. In the past year, the media, its entertainment industries and fashion designers have created an image containing a more questionable look. It is this distinctive style that has parents, teachers and even some young adults worried.
TV producers, network executives, motion picture companies and others in the media deny any impact of their programs on the attitudes and actions of youth. Meanwhile they continue to spend millions on special effects and marketing geared to increase appeal to youth markets. While corporations spend millions on market research and advertising to create products and campaigns targeted at a youth demographic, they still deny their ability to influence youth. If this were true to fact, would NIKE continue spending millions every year on product development, marketing and advertising? Would McDonalds still be using cartoon like characters to sell hamburgers? Would music labels be increasing the level of violence and sexual content in the music geared towards the youth audience? Would liquor companies be using youth oriented activities in their advertising? Of course it works on influencing youth and its ideals advertising would not be a multi-billion dollar a year business.
Media strongly affects youth culture. The media executives are quick to defend their role in youth violence and bullying while selling millions of dollars in adds focused on youth. Although our news media pretty much follows format of U.S media (breaking news, sub-titles, headlines, anchors, talk shows etc) but they are not being responsible in showcasing the facts in an ethical way. Instead of focusing the problem and making the people aware it would be better if the focus is more on the solution and creating awareness among the people about the measures to be taken to solve a problem. In this way media could better serve the society.
We must not forget the fact that there are some honest communication forms also. These forms often put their lives at risk to inform us about an event or activity. The communication form(s) should be such that it provides a good atmosphere to enhance the process of binding the society and not breaking the unity amongst the society. We should never forget that, if the various communication forms play their respective roles honestly and cohesively, no one can either weaken the strength of our society or stop the development of our nation.The article is contributed by Mr. Kasireddy Sai Suren Reddy, M.S. In Telecommunication systems. Mr. Sai is a vibrant individual who has big dreams to see India led by youth. He can be reached at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do Today’s Youth have different attitudes about Work, Employment, Culture, and Life when compared to Youth in the Past?
We the Indian youth are wise, Intelligent, well educated and have all the ingredients to be successful and honest. But, we do not have the resolve to put these to good use.
Our society is full of these intelligent, honest but ambiguous and negligent youth who are not serious in the nation building process. Hence in the process of society rebuilding contribution of youth is zero. Seeing the situation, a concern arises in my mind that what will happen to this country. Reason for this concern is – “Today’s youth is India’s Tomorrow”, if they go so ambiguous and confused then, how can we see the dream of healthy and developed India to be a reality?
Today we are entangled in the web of corruption, illiteracy and unemployment. Speed of development in India is slower than the walk of tortoise. This situation is not acceptable to us; but the thought that nothing can be done about it or even if I take any action it won’t yield anything is the biggest hurdle is achieving our aims. This negative thinking prevents us from taking that important first step which will take us to the solution.
A new study has found that youngsters are more self-centric and money-minded than their previous generation peers. In my opinion, today’s youth are far more developed than the youth who grew in the 1950s and 1960s. The distinct difference is that these days youth have more freedom to express their thoughts and ideas and they have more access to knowledge. In this age of information if they are to compete on an international scale, they have no choice but to become more knowledgeable, regardless of whether they want to or not.
Why are our thoughts so negative? Reasons manifold. We have lots of corrupt and power-hungry people around us. Seeing such people the question arises that why should I alone be honest and servile. So this idea starts rooting in our minds that nothing is going to happen of our country and importantly I alone cannot do anything about all this.
These practices all contribute to ruining the souls and minds of our youth because it convinces them that this is the normal way of life. They see very serious looking elderly people sitting in front of them, managing offices and occupying high positions, and suddenly they realize that such people create artificial obstacles just to get money for tasks that they are supposed to do as a normal part of their job.
That’s what causes young people to change their attitudes towards life. Their ideas of justice and fairness get broken and as a result, they lose faith in people, in themselves, and in their future. There are so many shortcomings in our present – day education system. We need to train specialists in a purposeful, constructive way. No corruption, no lies. Then people will care about their professions. In the sight of the ocean, we shouldn’t forget the contribution of drop. A big fire can be generated by a simple spark. This spark of confidence and courage in youth today can make a large difference in the future of their country.The article is contributed by Mr. Kasireddy Sai Suren Reddy, M.S. In Telecommunication systems. Mr. Sai is a vibrant individual who has big dreams to see India led by youth. He can be reached at Email: email@example.com
What if children were told to educate themselves in modern sciences without any teacher or Guru or any access to prior knowledge gained over centuries? What if we had to reinvent the wheel in every walk of life, without having access to knowledge that was already available from authorities in the field? If this were the case, we would spend a lifetime trying to educate ourselves without making much headway or perhaps even going down a wrong path.
Guru Brahma Gurur Vishnu Guru Devo Maheshwaraha
Guru Saakshat Para BrahmaTasmai Sree Gurave Namaha
Meaning: Guru is verily the
The word ‘Guru’ is derived from the Sanskrit language and has a deep spiritual meaning. Its two syllables Gu and Ru stand for the following:
Gu denotes the spiritual ignorance that most of humankind is in.
Ru represents the radiance of spiritual knowledge that dispels the spiritual ignorance. Guru is not a person, it is a force driven by grace.
Western culture, which has increasingly welcomed and embraced traditions from the East in the last thirty years, has too often understood guru to mean simply a teacher. In the West guru is frequently considered to be merely someone who is trainer. From this point of view, the guru is expected to share this knowledge with the students, training them. This makes the western student to become dependent on the teacher and have high expectations about what the teacher should do on behalf of the student; the guru is nonetheless viewed as a teacher only.
In ancient times students received formal education in guru-kulas. The students lived with their guru from an early age and were given not only instruction on an intellectual level, but also were guided in spiritual development and in the maintenance of physical health. The guru had a very close relationship with the students and knew their habits and level of inner strength.
In today’s life there is no such environment. It is very difficult for the student not to be distracted by the temptations of the external world. Modern education focuses on memorizing facts of the external world, and ignores the growth and development of the inner being. The gurukula system of ancient times is not practical in today’s world, but a more holistic approach to education can be adopted. In the eastern tradition guru is much more than a teacher. He or she represents the special energy that is guiding individuals toward their fulfillment as human beings, toward perfection.
The guru’s job is not to hold hands with the disciple and wipe away tears, but to cut into pieces the disciple’s ego and all that stands between the disciple and freedom. The guru does not allow dependence. If the disciple becomes too dependent on him, the guru pushes the disciple away, insisting on independence. It is a remarkable expression of the deepest love.
If you look at the past Leaders for instance Vivekananda his guru is Ramakrishna Parama Hamsa, For Shivaji it was Samartha Ramadas and so on. Even great Legendaries are guided by Gurus. Such important role a Guru plays in molding our Personalities. But now-a day’s Gurus were not given such a high importance in the society due to several factors. Not caring about these issues if every Guru tries to fulfill their duty with love and compassion they can bring back the tradition that is missing in today’s generation towards Gurus.
Salute to all the Gurus who guided me, are guiding me and will be guiding me towards achieving my Goals.The article is contributed by Mr. Kasireddy Sai Suren Reddy, M.S. In Telecommunication systems. Mr. Sai is a vibrant individual who has big dreams to see India led by youth. He can be reached at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org