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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Single Child: Alone or not?- My response which appeared in 'THE HINDU' Sunday Magazine


What  was an exception in the yesteryears has become a rule now with the changing priorities of women. The women of today are more educated and career-minded and they look forward to achieving something in life and so they do not want to get bogged down by spending all the years bringing up the children. They feel that with a single child, they can give the best to him/her and also pursue their careers. But this is more prevalent in urban areas and metros and the population growth rate happens more in the rural areas in our country where the single child is not yet a norm. China implemented the rule of one-child norm and thus was able to reduce the growth rate significantly. This will not be easily possible in India, but if we educate and provide employment to the rural and poor women in our country, it will not only make our country prosper, but will also reduce the population growth rate, as their priorities will also change.
Deepa Nagaraj

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Spirit of every festive season

Hi folks,
           Another Christmas has passed but the festive mood will remain until the NEW YEAR which is just a week away. This last week  is the time to relax, unwind and look back at what the year was for each of us. The advent of every NEW YEAR fills us with hopes, positive energies, resolutions, etc. But all of us are aware that every year brings new joys, sorrows, fears, changes for better or worse. At the end of each year we should ask ourselves what are we doing to make world a better place to live in.
                      Each festival lifts up the spirit of humanity. We have hundreds of festivals celebrated in hundred different ways. But the spirit of each festival and the message conveyed across is more or less the same. The spirit of  "universal peace, brotherhood, unity".  Let us all get together and spread this message across by diminishing the barriers of caste, creed, religion.

                     " HAPPY NEW YEAR "


Quote for thought

“Instead of thinking about what you're missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.”