Voice of a child:

baby

“Who am I? What is my identification?
I don’t know the answers. I don’t know my caste, I don’t know my religion, I don’t know my nationality.
Right now am like n unknown flower, which has no name, no identification, no nationality, no caste, no religion, I have nothing; I don’t have any friend, don’t have any enemy too. Am having nothing.
But after someday I will get my identification. I will come to know what is my nationality, caste and religion; Who is my friend and who is my enemy.
All the people around me will make me aware of all those. They will give me my identification; they will say me my caste, my religion, etc. And I will have to live with all those till my death.
But why??? What is the need of caste, religion, race…?? What’s the need???
Can’t we stay without all those?? Can’t we all be friends?? ”

THIS IS FOR ALL THOSE PEOPLE WHO FIGHTS AGAINST EACH OTHER REGARDING RELIGION, CASTE, RACE, AND NATIONALITY.
PLEASE TRY TO UNDERSTAND… RELIGION, CASTE, RACE, NATIONALITY ARE JUST HUMAN DEFINED WORDS WHICH ARE CREATING DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CREATIONS OF GOD – “THE HUMAN BEING”.
THE BIGGEST OF ALL, THERE IS ONLY ONE RELIGION, CASTE, RACE AND NATIONALITY, THAT IS THE “HUMANISM”. THERE IS NOTHING BIGGER THAN THAT. IF YOU HAVE THAT THEN ONLY YOU CAN CLAIM TO BE A HUMAN BEING.

[Note:- No insult is intended to any kind of feeling. It’s just an message to the world to stop harming people in the name of race, caste, religion or nationality. Respect HUMANS]

City kids top Net-savvy league

Life on Broadband

Parents and teachers take note. High school kids in Kolkata have become digital natives, making extensive use of the internet and cell phones to access information.

According to a survey by Tata Consultancy Services, across 12 cities and covering 14,000 students aged 12-18 reveals that 77% school children in Kolkata use the internet to access information, more than kids in any other city including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Given the low home PC penetration in Kolkata, this does come as a surprise. Obviously, cybercafés contribute majorly in enabling student’ access to Web. But what comes as an even bigger surprise is that at 24%, the city also tops in internet access from cell phones. The survey shows 90% of students have access through mobiles and 76% through computers.

YOUNG NETIZENS’ WORLD:
>> 63% of students spend over an hour a day online.
>>93% are aware of social networking.
>>Unlike Mumbai where Facebook is the most popular social networking site, Orkut is more popular in Kolkata.
>>77% of students use Google and Wikipedia to check u on facts and figures.
>>46% use online sources to access news. TV/newspapers users are 25%.
>>62% have a PC.
>>1/4th owns a laptop.
>>It and engineering remains the most popular career choices- with Indian companies scoring over foreign ones.
>>6% students get over Rs 2,000 per month as pocket money.
>>Opportunity to travel and acquisition of new skills score over salary when it comes to deciding on career.

Corruption- An outcome of Democracy

Corruption

Corruption is the main outcome of democracy in India.

Favour:
• The fact that the system provides equality to everyone ,from whatsoever background and competency makes it easier to play around loopholes in the Indian Statute
• Democracy not play a direct role to prmote the corruption but it give power to the people who could be non capable and have there own aims and shelfishness.
• Democracy not play a direct role to prmote the corruption but it give power to the people who could be non capable and have there own aims and shelfishness.
• In democratic system a person is chosen by other people.This procedure could be faulty because human being can be motivated trough the means of greed,or fear.

Against:
• The risk of Democracy is a systemic risk ; corruption is a personal equation and holds good or bad depending on an individual’s and organization’s personal value systems. The two should therefore not be construed/ read as a cause- effect relationship.
• Democracy give choice to people to select the leaders on the basis of there capabilty and goodness.If people choose the wrong leaders then that is not the problem with democracy that is the problem with people.

Conclusion:
• The democracy dont support the curruption at all.But the people them selves are greedy and selfish who are motivatd for corruption.America’s Second Great Depression is not a typical 20th century recession that happens to strike a bit harder or linger somewhat longer. Nor is it merely a fictional scenario conjured up by economists with a murky crystal ball.

Net score: IP addresses outnumber people

Who's Surfing Net???

Internet is growing in dimension every second, so much that there are more addresses than there are more people on earth, claims the team behind Microsoft’s new search engine BING.

Bing has the number of web pages at “over one trillion”, while Google had earlier indexed more than one trillion web addresses. The current global population stands at more than 6.7 billion, which means that there is about 150 web address per person in the world.

And this could mean that if a person spent just one minute reading every website in existence, then he or she would be kept busy for 31,000 years, without any sleep. “An average person would need six hundred thousand decades of non-stop reading to read through the information,” News.com.au quoted Bing as saying.

Mark Higginson, director of analytics for Nielsen Online, said that global online population had jumped 16% since last year. “Approximately 1.46 billion people worldwide now use the internet which represents 16% increase from the previous year’s estimate (1.26 billion in 2007),” he said.

The largest internet population belongs to China, with 338 million users online, which are more than there were people in the US. However InternetWorldStats.com (IWS), a website that combines multiple data sources, has claimed that China’s online population is more like 298 million.

But, measuring the online population could be tricky- there are servers, users, per capita numbers, and penetration percentages to evaluate. Thus it is difficult to find a single figure to represent the world online population.

Friendship Day coming soon……

Come the first Sunday of August and all the young people around the globe, who are even remotely aware of the significance of the day, indulge in a joyous celebration of Friendship Day. With Friendship Day coming up once more, you too must be waiting enthusiastically to celebrate the holiday? But are you sure you know enough about Friendship Day? Do you know about the history of Friendship Day; when the day come to be celebrated first, or when this day came to be declared as a holiday? If you don’t, scroll down and read my informative article to know about the fascinating history of Friendship Day.

The tradition of celebrating Friendship Day began in 1935 when the US Congress decided to dedicate a day in the honor of friends. Though it is not known exactly what were the reasons that went into the making of this day, the retrospection of the world scenario of those times can lead us to an understanding. With the devastating effects of the First World War still showing and increasing hostilities, mistrust and hatred between countries providing the perfect conditions for another imminent battle, there was a greater need for friendship and camaraderie not only among nations but also among individuals.

Hence, the US Congress decided to designate the first Sunday of the month of August as Friendship Day and with a formal proclamation in 1935, officially declared the occasion a holiday dedicated in the honour of friends and friendship. Since then, celebration of National Friendship Day became an annual event. The lofty idea of honoring the beautiful relationship of friendship caught on with the people, particularly the youngsters all over the country, and in no time Friendship Day became a highly popular festival.

But the success of this wonderful occasion was not to be limited to the US alone. With time, several other countries followed suit in adopting the tradition of dedicating a day to the cause of friendship. The beautiful idea of having a day in the honor of friends was joyously taken over by several other countries across the world. With more and more nations joining in the celebrations, Friendship Day soon became International Friendship Day.

Today, Friendship Day is enthusiastically celebrated every year by many countries. The occasion is observed on the first Sunday of every August. The traditional celebrations include meeting with friends and exchanging of cards, flowers and gifts. Many social and cultural organizations also celebrate Friendship Day by hosting programs and get togethers. Special performances by rock bands are also organized in countries like the US to enhance the jubilations.

In 1997, the United Nations named Winnie – the Pooh, the famous cartoon character as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship.

It is interesting to note how some associations observe Friendship Day with different customs, by giving the festival different names and holding it in times unlike that of the actual festival.
For example, National Friendship Day is held on the first Sunday in August; Women’s Friendship Day is on the third Sunday in August; the third week of May is the Old Friends, New Friends Week and the whole of February is designated as the International Friendship Month.

These days, Friendship Day is celebrated with a lot of fanfare and great expenses. Just as in US and several other countries, the festival has been greatly commercialized.

Days before the festival, card and gift companies launch an extensive campaign to lure people into buying cards and gift items for their friends. Companies indulge in aggressive marketing to target youngsters, the main celebrators of festivals as these, and entice them into purchasing expensive articles for their pals. Restaurateurs too offer special discounts to make the most of the time. This marketing strategy has been severely criticized by many people and is a subject of debate every year. Many feel that such rampant commercialization has marred the very concept of Friendship Day and has turned it into a mere formality. Many on the other hand think that greater hype and hoopla around the occasion has helped to generate awareness about Friendship Day festival which was till recently a low-key affair (compared to occasions as “Mother’s Day” and “Father’s Day”) and thus promote friendship and brotherhood.

The popular customs of Friendship Day includes handing over roses, especially the pink and yellow ones. The day is observed with great exhilaration and merriment, with friends throwing parties, gorging on lip-smacking dishes and drinking hard (be it at home or at restaurants that offer special discounts for this occasion).

A highly popular thing associated with the day is the well-known Friendship Band – the modern day token of friendship that friends gift to one another to form an everlasting bond. Friendship bands are favorite items for youngsters and are available in stores all over the country. Girls go in for friendship bracelets instead of the conventional friendship wristbands. Friendship Poems and Friendship Day Gifts are exchanged between best friends to renew the bond of friendship and express gratitude and love for each other. These are new ways of celebration of this day that the GenX has invented.

Since its inception in 1935, Friendship Day and Friendship Day celebrations have come a long way. But however much the ways of celebration have changed, the basic idea behind the occasion remains the same. Friendship Day remains the time when you acknowledge your friends’ contribution in your life, express love for them, cherish their presence in your life and pay them a tribute.

Today, Friendship Day is being celebrated around the globe, across diverse cultures and social segments.