Jeans – The Most Preferred Outfit

Blog, Entertainment, Media
In the present era, “Jeans” are the most preferred and stylish outfit not only among the youth, but across all generations. A thought that lasted for years in my mind was that, “How do people wear a jean without washing for months”. This thought subjected me to dig into the nitty gritty of this trendy piece of clothing. “Jean” is said to reference the clothing worn by the sailors from Genoa, Italy, who wore indigo-dyed clothes with blue cotton canvas in the 18th century. The word “jeans” comes from a kind of material that was made in Europe. Initially, the jean cloth was made from a mixture of things. However, in 1853, a Bavarian immigrant named Levi Strauss, an astute merchant in San Francisco, responded to the increase in trade,…
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Suicide – Walking through the darkness…

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[caption id="attachment_453" align="aligncenter" width="284"] "Suicide - A Coward's Act"[/caption] The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that each year approximately one million people die from suicide, which represents a global mortality rate of 16 people per 100,000 or one death every 40 seconds. Overall, the suicide rate among teens has climbed in the past few years, from 6.3% in 2009 to 7.8% in 2011. In the last 45 years suicide rates have increased by 60% worldwide. Suicide is now among the three leading causes of death among those aged 15-44 (male and female). Most people are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide. Too often, victims are blamed, and their families and friends are left defamed. As a result, people do not talk openly about suicide. Thus an important public health problem…
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When Private becomes Public…

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[caption id="attachment_446" align="aligncenter" width="300"] TEEN SEXTING[/caption] For generation upon generation, teens and adults have been sharing sexually indicative and explicit letters, messages, etc., so sexting shouldn't come as a big surprise. Most teens today are comfortable with documenting their lives online. With the advancement in technology, sexting is the new form of social interaction. Newer technology allows sending pictures, and videos, which are intrinsically more explicit and have greater impact. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages and/or photographs, primarily between mobile phones. The term was first popularized in the early 21st century, and is a hybrid of sex and texting, where the latter is meant in the widest sense of sending a text possibly with images. Sexting as a phenomenon began primarily through the extensive use of…
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Mirror into the “World of Life”

Blog, Media, Relationship
“Family” is the most important foundation. A family consists of mother, father, sisters, brothers and grandparents.. As time changes, the role of an individual in the family also changes. Parents become grandparents and children become parents, hence continuing the circle of life. Over the centuries, grandparent – grandchild relationship has undergone lots of vicissitudes, influencing the meaning of relationships. During the 18th and early 19th centuries, the joint family model prevailed. A family lived along with the extended families under one roof, sharing and caring for each other, thereby strengthening the relationship. With industrialization in the 19th century, the fashion of nuclear family started prevailing, redefining this relationship. Talking to few grandparents who had seen 3 – 4 generations and grandchildren, resulted in the critical analysis of various changes that…
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What YOU Show is What THEY Learn…

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[caption id="attachment_428" align="aligncenter" width="360"] Spread the Love :)[/caption]   FOR ALL THOSE WONDERFUL PARENTS TRYING TO GIVE THE BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN:) Our day to day life is a live example so much that, parents need not teach children anything. The children are smart and sensitive enough to learn from what they see. Parents have to explicitly preach in action, what they want to teach their children. Today parenting is the most impeccable task of life, because one wrong move and it disturbs the “foundation” of the child’s entire life. Parents play an irreplaceable role in the lives of their children. Hence it is important that the relationship between the parents is smooth. This vital relationship impact’s a child’s well-being at multiple levels: physical, mental and emotional. Personal relationships and…
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It’s all about “What do you think about yourself”

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"I'm too skinny." "If only I was shorter/taller/had curly hair/straight hair/a smaller nose/longer legs, I'd be happy." These are some of the common statements of every teenager, regardless of the gender. Boys, girls, men and women can all be affected by body image issues, but in different ways. For example, teenage girls who don’t like their bodies often want to lose weight and be thinner, whilst teenage boys want to lose weight, be taller or have more muscles. “Self Esteem and Body Image are like the two sides of one coin”. They both go hand in hand. Self - esteem is how much we value ourselves. This typically and unfortunately translates in modern society to how much we feel others value, appreciate and love us. People with a healthy self-esteem…
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The Forgotten Twin of Indian Marriages…

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Here comes the fall of winter commencing the feast of big fat Indian weddings. In India, Wedding is more an occasion of bonding of two families and not just two individuals for lifetime. It is a family festival celebrated in the most gala fashion. Presently, India is a home to 12,000 wedding takes place in a day or 10 million marriages in a year. Total purchase of gold falls between 300 to 400 tons annually. If all the expenditure is included then Indian marriage market becomes Rs 1 lakh crore to Rs 300,000 crore annually. A family spends approximately one fifth of the savings or sometimes the entire on a wedding occasion. Eighty per cent of the bank loans are taken by people to meet dowry demands. The Wedding e…
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The Political Illusion Lifts

Blog, Media, Politics
With all the ups and downs of five state assembly elections (Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan) held in November – December 2013, the warm up session for all the political parties reaches its climax. December 8th & 9th 2013, marks a remarkable day in the political history of India. It was super Sunday for BJP and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on the contrary for the Indian National Congress it was a sulking. The highlight of these elections was the emergence of the new power at the centre- the AAP in Delhi. BJP swept the elections bagging 4 states (retaining 2 and capturing 2) and winning/leading in 404 of the 589 seats. After Nelson Mandela and Paul Walker, 2013 may also be the death year of the Indian National…
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A Life of Perseverance & Patience

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A Life of Perseverance & Patience A recent conversation that I overheard while I was travelling in bus, that hit me brutally, it was a conversation was between the mother of a differently abled child, who was trying to make her child stand comfortably in the crowded bus, with another middle aged working woman. The woman commented on the struggling mother and child, “Don’t know why such people travel in bus and make other people’s journey uncomfortable”, along with commenting on that child as a burden for the parents and society. We humans have come a long way in the process of evolution. This world is a mix of normal and differently abled people. Over the years, perceptions towards disability have varied significantly from one community to another. Still our…
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Promulgation of Politics

Blog, Media, Politics
The Modi-Rahul face off is a festival of democracy in the upcoming electoral contest of 2014. The Battle of the "Bachelors" - Rahul Gandhi vs Narendra Modi is a vibrant fight. Pappu vs Chappan, RaGa vs Namo, Yuvraj vs Hindu Hriday Samrat: are the political wars on social media that has caught frenzied attention among the youth. In an era of advertising and promotion, there is conceivably no social group as attractive as the urban 'youth' brand and their culture. And now, in the game of thrones, it is this pervasive youth factor which is likely to play a bigger role than ever before. The 2014 general elections will be the first to have India's post liberalisation generation exercise their franchise. The post-1991 babies have grown up. It is predicted…
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