Vatsalya 2010 – A festival that celebrates womanhood

The core personality of an individual is mainly determined by the culture that he is exposed to in the formative stages of his life. Incidentally, culture impacts the harmony and progress of a society and eventually the world as a whole.

Keeping in mind the enormous positive impact that effective cultural activities can have on people, ISKCON Bangalore has consistently engaged itself in promoting the rich Indian culture through various cultural events. These events are designed to effectively reach the different strata of people irrespective of age, gender, caste or economic status and help them revisit the glorious heritage of India.

December 23rd through December 26th, ISKCON Bangalore celebrated ‘VATSALYA 2010’ – a festival that celebrates womanhood – A blend of cultural events, exclusively designed to provide an opportunity for women to explore and awaken their latent creative talents and display it on a common competitive platform.

‘VATSALYA 2010’ comprised of various interesting competitions like Vocal Music, Classical Dance, Vedic quiz, Painting, Altar Decoration, Calligraphy, Cookery, Embroidery, Gita sloka chanting, Prayer composition, Pushpa-alankara, Rangoli, Skit, Vegetable-Carving, Jewellery Designing, Creative Writing and other fun events some of which, otherwise, are activities that women constantly engage themselves in.

Women above the age of 20 displayed intense enthusiasm as they participated in some of the competitions which enabled them to portray their talents. Housewives formed groups amongst themselves and took to the stage with much fervor. One such revitalizing sight was the folk dance, where women from varied background exhibited their performance at its best.

“It is a pleasure to see the spirit of participation of these women, most of whom would not have had such an opportunity before”, said one of the esteemed judges of the Folk Dance competition. It was an exciting experience for most participants as well. “It was a different experience for us. All these days we trained students in our school and now it was a thrilling experience for us to train ourselves and take part in these events”, said Veena, a school teacher who participated in the fest with her colleagues.

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Easy Ways to Survive a Vigorous Lifestyle

You hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but what does that mean? In general, a healthy person doesn’t smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy and exercises. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? This article is provided by the Indianext to recieve latest life & style news.

The trick to healthy living is making small changes, taking more steps, adding fruit to your cereal, having an extra glass of water. These are just a few ways you can start living healthy without drastic changes.

Exercise: One of the biggest problems in world today is lack of activity. We know it’s good for us but avoid it like the disease either because we’re used to being sedentary or afraid that exercise has to be vigorous to be worth our time. The truth is, movement is movement and the more you do, the healthier you’ll be. Even moderate activities like chores, gardening and walking can make a difference.

Just adding a little movement to your life can:

1. Reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes2. Improve joint stability3. Increase and improve range of movement4. Help maintain flexibility as you age5. Maintain bone mass6. Prevent osteoporosis and fractures7. Improve mood and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression8. Enhance self esteem9. Improve memory in elderly people10. Reduce stress

So, even if you opt for small changes and a more modest weight loss, you can see the benefits are still pretty good. One study has found that just a 10% weight reduction helped obese patients reduce blood pressure, cholesterol and increase longevity.

Simple Methods to Shift Your Body

You can start the process of weight loss now by adding a little more activity to your life. If you’re not ready for a structured program, start small. Every little bit counts and it all adds up to burning more calories.

1. Turn off the TV. Once a week, turn off the TV and do something a little more physical with your family. Play games, take a walk…almost anything will be more active than sitting on the couch.

2. Walk more. Look for small ways to walk more. When you get the mail, take a walk around the block, take the dog for an extra outing each day or walk on your treadmill for 5 minutes before getting ready for work.

3. Do some chores. Shoveling snow, working in the garden, raking leaves, sweeping the floor, these kinds of activities may not be ‘vigorous’ exercise, but they can keep you moving while getting your house in order.

4. Pace while you talk. When you’re on the phone, pace around or even do some cleaning while gabbing. This is a great way to stay moving while doing something you enjoy.

5. Be aware. Make a list of all the physical activities you do on a typical day. If you find that the bulk of your time is spent sitting, make another list of all the ways you could move more–getting up each hour to stretch or walk, walk the stairs at work, etc.

Factors of Hindi News in Our Culture

Media in our society is the fourth estate. It has an immense power to bring a positive change in our society against any odds and bad issues. They always fight for the right judgments towards the people of our society. In Hindi media industry, the Hindi news channels and newspapers are growing at a fastest rate. Regional news like Uttar Pradesh news and Lucknow news are also available in Hindi to create a great impact on your society and the people. Hindi is our national language with a major impact to our Indians. It achieves a remarkable position in the hearts of many people.

The local languages lose their uniformity in the process of increasing western trends. Young generations are mainly the target of western culture. Therefore, it is very important and it is our duty to make them about the Hindi culture of India. Both in rural and urban areas people love to see or read Hindi news on Hindi news channels and Hindi newspapers respectively. It is also an effective medium for the people and to the media persons of our society to communicate thoroughly and intensely with the incidents and issues that are taking place every day around us.

The hot and happenings of Lucknow news are available in Hindi. You can check online with the help of various websites about the latest news and updates. They are very much essential for the people those are really interest and have real nose for news. Uttar Pradesh news is very important during the time of election. During this time, Hindi media industry plays a major role to bring the exact news in front the people. So people are blessed with such an industry that is totally dedicated to the common people and society.

Lucknow news and Uttar Pradesh news on Hindi is gaining more and more popularity for the people of our society. Local Hindi news channels and newspapers as well as national Hindi daily and channels also acquire a strong position in the hearts of the people. With such positive approach, the Hindi media industry is doing a great job to strengthen the position of Hindi language both in India and to the people who stays outside India. This industry mainly focuses on our national language and culture to increase its importance among the people. So, that they become aware about the trends of their own language.

New Issue of DPRK Business Monthly Now Available

In recent news, Park Chan-mo, co-chair of the recently-opened Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST), told the Korea Times, published in South Korea, that the Internet is now available to PUST students, as part of the institution’s goal to become a “globalized university.”

“The Internet at PUST has been implemented since the spring semester of 2011 for the faculty members, but graduate students have been using it since the fall semester of 2011,” he said. “The students are allowed to use the Internet for their class work and research.”

The initiative, which goes beyond the North’s existing internal intranet system, appears to be the latest experiment by Pyongyang to allow greater access to technology following the recent establishment of a domestic 3G cell phone network.

In international news, The DPRK’s Unhasu (Milky Way) Orchestra performed in Paris on March 14, its first performance abroad. The joint concert with the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra was conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, of South Korea’s Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Unhasu was set up in 2009, and the average age of the performers is 20, according to Radio France.

They use traditional Korean instruments such as the haegum, a kind of violin, and the kayagum, a kind of zither with 12 silk strings, along with Western-style orchestral instruments. The first part of the concert consisted of traditional Korean music, followed by Brahms and Saint-Saens.

In other news, Goohoon Kwon, an economist at Goldman Sachs in Seoul, has recently explained that any eventual opening of the North offers the South a pool of labor and natural resources that could see South Korea escape the fate of neighbor Japan, where an aging and shrinking population has eroded long-term economic growth rates.

North Korea has a population of 24 million, or about half that of the South, and holds untapped mineral wealth, including gold and copper, that’s estimated at more than US$6 trillion by the South Korean state-owned mining company Korea Resources Corp. Extracting the minerals is currently hindered by a lack of developed roads, railroads and ports, Kwon told Bloomberg News.

On the domestic front, the DPRK is willing to further improve its environment for foreign investment, Yun Yong Sok, a deputy department director of the DPRK Committee for Investment and Joint Ventures, told KCNA.

“The nation’s economy is gaining momentum, with many industrial establishments and power stations being built across the country,” he said. “It is a consistent policy of the DPRK government to enhance economic cooperation with other countries, while beefing up its self-reliant national economy. In December last year the government amended its investment-related laws, including the DPRK Law and Regulations on Foreign Investment, laws on joint ventures and joint collaboration, and the Law on Foreign-funded Businesses and Foreigners’ Tax Payment, in step with the nation’s developing economy and international practices.”

World Day Against Child Labour – Donate Today for Children

World Day against Child Labour is an effort by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to bring to fore the criticality of the issue called “Child labour”. This is prevalent across the world and its bearing on the society is damaging. Thus, the International Child Labour Day is aimed at creating maximum awareness on the issue of child labour. It is a way to sensitize the society on the ill-effects of this cause and how each one of us can work towards countering it.

Governments across the world have initiated different programmes and schemes to support the children of the needy section of the society, so that it can prevent the children from going out to earn a living. There are many NGOs against that work in coordination with the Government to support millions of children across the world. These NGOs act as an intervention till the last strata of the society and provide them the needed support.

They also allow to effectively mete out the Governmental schemes and benefits to the needy children. There is a phenomenal effort seen worldwide that has been taken towards countering this critical cause. NGO like The Akshaya Patra Foundation is one such example. The principal area of work of this Foundation is implementation of the mid-day meal in Government schools. However, through this program the Foundation aims at bringing maximum children to school. It believes in providing ‘unlimited food for education’ because it opines that food and education are vital for the wholesome growth of children.

Any type of charity against this cause has the potential to create a positive whirl of change. Apart from the Government schemes and policies, it is our individual responsibility too to work towards spreading awareness and raising funds as a support towards NGOs against child labour. There are various ways you can show your support.

It could be through volunteering, holding an event on charity run a marathon, use social media platforms for spreading awareness and many other similar activities. Essentially, these international days are a form of evoking the citizens of the world about such crucial issues. But, we should take up the onus of continued support beyond these specified days. Let’s take the first step towards helping the needy children on this International Child Labour Day. Together, we can achieve a society free of child labour.

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Psychiatry – a Common Sense Guide, Part One – What is Psychiatry?

Psychiatry is a nineteenth century school of the mind, which believed that:

*Man is an animal.

*All Man’s thought, emotion, inspiration, hopes and dreams result from chemical and electrical activity in the brain.

*Man has no soul.

*The causes of Man’s woes cannot be rectified but they can be suppressed and their symptoms anesthetized by a direct attack on the body, brain and nervous system, through electric shocks and other methods of altering structure, removing or disabling sections of the brain or chemical poisons known as drugs.

When the lack of results achieved by such brutal interventions became a liabilty, psychiatry later added genetics, which asserted that nothing could be done about the mind because human difficulties were inherited: that is, pre-programmed into the person’s genes.

Psychiatry was able to establish itself as an authority on the mind because in the nineteenth century very little was known about the mind. The physical sciences were ascendant and psychiatry was able to make itself sound scientific.

Close examination of psychiatry reveals that its claims to science are bogus. I invite you to verify this for yourself by examining its methodology against the criteria for a true science. However, dressed up in pseudo-scientific trappings, and funded through the decades by governments and corporate/banking interests who have failed to make any such examination, psychiatry clung to its status as an authority on the mind until recent times. This was despite the fact that it was never able to produce workable methods with desirable results, a betterment of Man’s conditions or the resolution of his problems.

Through generous funding by governments and their money masters, the banking elite, and through a huge outpouring of literature and friendly media, psychiatry became woven into the fabric of society. It insinuated itself in various guises and with false claims of expertise into many areas, such as criminal reform, education, the justice system and mental health.

As it did so insanity, violence and crime increased. After nearly two centuries of psychiatric intervention, Man is more troubled and uncertain about himself than he has ever been and violence, crime, insanity and drug addiction are at epidemic levels. The world has become, in other words, catastrophically worse.

If psychiatry had truly provided answers, the opposite would have happened.

Yet despite all this, despite the swathe of carnage it has engineered, it continues to survive thanks to the continued willingness of governments to waste tax payers’ money on it.

In The Public Interest – Kieron McFadden’s Mental Health Desk. For more information about the harm done by psychiatry, contact the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). To find CCHR and more free information In The Public Interest, visit the HowDo Information Hub The next article in this series: What is a Psychiatrist?

National And International Affairs

Having knowledge of national current affairs and international current affairs is very important as they give you a picture of the current status of the world and the happenings around you. Every news affects you directly or indirectly, in long term or short term. Current affairs are an important part of life.

National Current Affairs: ???The national news is that government has allowed 4 percent reservation for government jobs in Andhra Pradesh, which benefited 14 OBC Muslims in the state. ???The government has started its survey on population and started its scheme for National Population Register of Indian residents. This project will approximately cover 1.2 billion people with a total cost of rs. 3539.24 crores. ???108th amendment bill of the constitution which is called women’s reservation bill was passed by Rajya Sabha in one favor against 39 abstained. Bill seeks to reserve a third of the states on lok sabha and state assemblies on a rotational basis. ???In the current affairs section, unfair practices have been prohibited in technical and medical educational institutions both governments under the bill passed recently, which subjects to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of up to rs.50 lakh for higher education providers, if they are found guilty of misleading the students in any form. ???Government has approved foreign universities to set up campuses in India which comes under foreign educational institution bill. ???Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore are the official earth hour cities among 15 cities, as declared on Earth hour celebrated on 27th march, funded by World wide Fund for Nature. ???Government has now decided to provide death sentence to the hijackers by amending anti hijacking act 1982. ???India’s is the first country among the world to have a supersonic cruise missile which can be maneuvered, which was successfully testing fired 290 km

International current affairs: ???Top international news is about the Current Protests in Iraq have not yet reached a very large scale and would not lead to the country’s collapse but the patience of the people is wearing out due to inadequacies of their prime minister. ???As political upheaval spreads across North Africa and into the Persian Gulf, 2011 may turn out to be as momentous a year for global oil markets as 1971, the year when the nature of the region’s petro-states first took shape. ???Hackers have been continuously penetrating into the company that runs NASDAQ Stock Market during the past year which has led to a serious federal investigation trying to find out the penetrates and their purpose. ???Dalai Lama has decided to completely exile from being a political leader.

This National and International current affairs will help and keep you updated with the status of your own country and the world.