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Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Communication as we know it is an essential ability in this world. Lack of this in our life will mean that ideas are diminished even before they start to take shape and relationships between people broken without even a reason. In the ancient times, people might have spoken in a single dialect or a single language across the world. Today, one will be astounded at the number of languages existing in this modern era. Some languages have a natural flair of attracting people and some are inbred into everyone such that they gain expertise in it subconsciously as they speak. There's a curious thing about languages though: one word can mean a compliment in one whereas the same word might even turn out to be an insult in another! Each language is unique in its own way and some of them share the same script for reading and writing their alphabets. And we come to the prized question: So what do YOU speak?
Technological advances have brought the world closer than before. And they have also created attractive options for the soul yearning to learn the language he/she desires. Looking at the internet, there’s a wealth of resources which can aid you in your quest to mastering a particular language and you don't even have to take classes! Of course if you are planning to take up a career in that language, then certifications from a reputed institution would prove to be your best friend forever. Pursuing studies at official institutions like The Alliance Francaise or the German Embassy would give a great boost to start off your career as well as serve to improve your skills in the language. What better a place to study a language than the representative’s place from the language's homeland? Speaking of homeland, over here in India (I suppose this might hold true for other places in the world as well) we have a concept known as "The Mother Tongue". This is possibly derived from the family language of the mother before her marriage to a man. Their offspring have a natural ability to speak fluently in that particular language since it also happens to be the first ever language they are exposed to. As a result, they also learn to write and read the script of that language at an early age. That’s one language down and many more to go. There’s work to be done here!
In the current era, English is often used as the common language for communication across many countries. While English serves to attract people as the common medium, there are other languages as well which prove to be irresistible for their artistic impact they have on people. I don’t know about you guys but over here in India, there are a lot of languages spoken which are spread across all states. You might be interested to learn Hindi, which is considered as the national language or perhaps you might be more inclined towards Gujarati or Marathi or Oriya along with a taste of the South Indian flavors of Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil and Telugu to finish it off! The possibilities are endless as the ones I have mentioned barely scratch the surface of the rich culture that is present in India! And then we have what are termed as the foreign languages: French, German, Russian, Spanish, Italian etc. Of these, each language mentioned has its own base of followers solely dedicated to achieving ultimate nirvana in literature. And there are people who love to learn a language not for making a career out of it but for the love of the language and sometimes a bare necessity for those who wish to travel to the home of that language one day. It’s a literal feast for those who love a language and get to travel to the place where it originated from!
I’ll conclude with a personal profile of my own. As I told you about the concept of The Mother Tongue, mine is Telugu. Other languages which I speak are Hindi, Tamil and English. I’m impressed by the French language but unfortunately I’m as good as an infant since I probably know barely two to three words in it. Will have to learn it someday! My favorite language (no prizes for guessing) is English. I do have some fascination for the language and hence I always strive to improve my grammar and vocabulary in it. I doubt that I’m making much progress though! The forms of English known to me are the original British English, the Americanized version and the mixture of both which is spoken here in India. The best of both worlds you could say!
And so I bid adieu to all for now. Bonne chance for those in French and Good luck for everyone else! Have a great time! ^_^
Monday, January 31, 2011
Thursday, December 30, 2010
The article also served to explain the way The Great Depression was handled. The author expressed disappointment that the current state of economic affairs were simply praising the numerous economical myths rather than look at hard factual logic. It had been a bane when The Great Depression actually happened. It created more problems than solve the one problem at large: Unemployment. The author wrote in the article that Jobs are more of a concern today than ever. This is of course the cold bitter truth. The recession of 2008 took the world by storm and proceeded to devastate both the big and the small guys, the former cutting down their monetary expenses and the latter being forced to close down in an unfortunate turn of events due to a financial crisis. Employers who were hiring in droves transformed into Employers who sought to send away people in droves. This gradually had a great impact on the world's economy with every Industry being affected in one way or the other. How many tragedies have we seen on the news depicting suicides over unemployment? The number is depressingly large.
This doesn't mean that the economy was fabulous before the recession though. Some sectors did have a great advantage over others and were booming so much that they were tipped to become bigger in the future. One fact is, no matter how small or how large, in the end every Industrial sector depends on all of the other sectors in a direct or an indirect way. When production is affected in one sector it would slowly begin to affect another unless the rate of production remains constant. Production is also equal to the number of jobs created as well as lowering or increasing the demand of products in the market. As we know, lower production means high demand and with that we encounter an irritable and shady fellow named Inflation. Go down the opposite lane and you would meet his equally irritable but a rather...."charitable" fellow called Deflation. They are equally unwanted as one serves to reduce production and the other proceeds to eliminate demand to such an extent where production creates waste. You would do well to take a trip back to the past and examine and compare the prices of commodities with the present. This would present a very large difference to raise many eyebrows indeed.
The article points out that production is the key to a thriving economy. I'm inclined to agree and at the same time would add that demand along with production is the way towards a successful economy in the future. More demand would mean more production and in turn more production would mean more opportunities thus solving the unemployment scenario. I wouldn't say that production on it's own is incapable of standing up to improve economical conditions. I would place demand as a supporting companion to the main character that is production. At the same time demand is a rather unpredictable character, a double agent like those you see in movies. When demand increases in power beyond the maximum level of production it naturally invites Inflation to the party and wreaks havoc on people, rich and poor. High prices anyone? When it goes down to abysmal levels, it forces production to bow it's head out of the way due to it's creations being shoved onto forgotten shelves. Both tend to disrupt the economy of a nation and in turn invite a third person known as unemployment.
Let me underline the importance of demand with a fitting example. The recent and temporary price rise of Onions in the Indian market showed how demand can eventually overwhelm production. Due to unexpected circumstances, the availability of the number of Onions decreased to such a minuscule amount that prices were raised by a ridiculously large amount. The situation was prominent until the supply was put back into order. Demand is the important piece in the puzzle which constantly changes to bring about radical changes in the economy of any nation. Production is for naught when there isn't a reasonable demand to match up to it since nobody benefits when stuff produced in large quantities is not being sold at all. With this I end my rather amateur musings on the economical climate. This is just a newbie's point of view and you're all free to extend your opinions onto me. Here's hoping for a better future with affordable prices for all. Later then! Have a great time and a Happy New Year everybody! ^_^
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
to spend time with their children can make a huge difference in bonding between the two. These are just some of the very many examples out there in the world.
It is said "from a tiny spark may burst a mighty flame". There's no bigger a truth than this! Everything we see today might well be something which grew out of something small. This is true for both the good and the bad side. Understanding between people will eventually blossom into great friendship. At the same time, misunderstanding between people will eventually breed anger, hatred and misconception. In the beginning it would look almost negligible but will slowly grow into such a catastrophe that the root cause is almost forgotten. People would then try to solve the problem but alas, that alone will not be enough. The real solution lies in tracing the roots of the problem in order to eliminate it. Let's take the positive side. Just imagine that you cross a certain person everyday on your way to work or on the road or anywhere. Now add a little something to it. You smile and wish him/her every time you happen to meet. Now after a long time, just think that you've stopped that practice and you instead ignore that person. What would happen? That very person, even if he/she were a stranger, would come up to you and inquire if you were not well or if you were falling on bad times. That's how much difference a small but great thing can make!
You would have heard about people who don't spend time with their parents either because they're busy or they simply make excuses for it. Looking deeper into this, some of them do this because they had it the same way before. Remember that I talked about parents finding time to go and spend some time with their children? Unfortunately, that wouldn't have happened in this case. Just think about it. Just because the parents didn't want to do a nice little thing which would have ensured a closer bond with their children, they would reap bitter rewards for the rest of their lifetime. They would have money, a nice home and all facilities in the world. But an important thing would be missing: the fond vision to stay as a happy family. However, there are some who realize that revenge is the wrong way and eventually create happy memories later on. But in the end, the little things we have done in the past will eventually catch up with us, whether they were negligible or not worth bothering at that moment.
There's also a famous example about tyrants ruling with terror among innocent people. Those tyrants fear more than the people who are affected because they know that one day, someone, however small he/she may be will rise up and bring about their destruction as surely as the sun rises and sets everyday. This is made good by our day to day stories and examples in real life as well. India's struggle for independence is a good example in itself when we look at Mahatma Gandhi's use of simple but powerful things called non-violence and righteousness. Therefore, let's not underestimate the incalculable power of little things in our life because they eventually have the power to make or break moments, to separate or bring people together and in the end, make our life happier or more tragic. With this food for thought, I'm now off to the real world. Adios!
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
For crying out loud, people talk about the concept of "our world" and yet love to point a finger against those who supposedly "tresspass" inside what they say "my area, my country". Don't get me wrong, those are of course measures set in place to remove people with bad intentions but most of the time, those very bad people end up getting away. One pressing thing is that Humanity always banks upon a certain thing called trust and right now, it's not available in plenty. Because of atrocious activities done by some people, every single human is viewed as a suspect today. Trust is very hard to win over and it is rightfully so for only the righteous achieve it. But right now, trust is being discarded like a use and throw material by many.