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Is Nicotine Dangerous

Nicotine in high doses acts as an effective nerve poison and can have a number of potentially harmful side effects. It is extremely physically addicting, though estimates on the exact degree of addiction ra ...

2 Comments. 14928 views since Sep 29, 2008

Money is the sixth sense without which one cannot enjoy other five

Small may not be beautiful all the time, but it is indeed complex, most of the times. I felt so after today's GD topic of whether 'Money can be the sixth sense that makes you enjoy the other five senses'. Initiating a discussion is like walking o ...

9 Comments. 10013 views since Feb 17, 2009

TV commercials should be banned

TV adverts during kids' programmes should be banned because children are getting too hung up about the latest toys and gadgets, a new report says. A group of experts looked at how kids live their lives for the report called The Good Childh ...

1 Comments. 7437 views since Feb 15, 2009

US Dollar is no longer a stable currency

Last January, US President George W. Bush began his second term in office by declaring foreign policy objectives with clear imperial overtones that seem to promise increasing violence and disruption on a worldwide scale. Aside from the on-going illegal ...

3 Comments. 6434 views since Mar 22, 2009

Is greed an essential human quality

Greed can be found in almost any culture or society in the world, but what is it and why has it become so widespread? Greed can be described as "an excessive desire to acquire or possess more than what one needs or deserves, especially with respect to ...

1 Comments. 5178 views since Jan 31, 2009

Indias population problem is not really a problem but an opportunity

India’s population is exploding and is likely to surpass China as the world’s biggest within a few decades. In a country where more than 25% of the people live in poverty, is that a good thing? One of the top executives at India’s premier pharma ...

0 Comments. 4428 views since Mar 21, 2009

A brief history of cricket

History of Cricket A rudimentary form of the sport can be traced back to the 12th century. Written evidence exists for a sport known as creag being played by Prince Edward, the son of Edward I, in England in around 1300. In 1598 there was ...

0 Comments. 4401 views since Oct 26, 2007

Food comes first, Ethics later

‘Ethic’ is an idea or moral belief that influences the behavior, the attitudes, and the philosophy of a group of people. Ethics can change from people to people. What one man considers as an ethic may be a sin for another. Food on the other hand is ...

3 Comments. 4100 views since Feb 17, 2009

Consumer satisfaction should be achieved at any cost

Introduction The development of protected designation of origin (PDO) for food products has been one of the most interesting phenomena in terms of extent and implications for the agro-marketing. In fact, PDO labels are a form of differentiating ...

3 Comments. 3925 views since Mar 22, 2009

Is India Really Growing

Let's take a look at the facts below: Indian companies are overtaking foreign companies Sensex is touching its apex Foreign firms investing in India Foreign reserves are filled up to all time high</l ...

3 Comments. 3728 views since Sep 20, 2007

Is globalization a threat to Indian culture

Cultural evolution is inevitable. The world is experiencing unprecedented change in applications of knowledge, technology and know-how in every society. The demands and opportunities of our increasingly interdependent global economy have implications f ...

0 Comments. 3301 views since Feb 19, 2009

Know About SENSEX

The SENSEX, An abbreviation of the Bombay Exchange Sensitive Index (SENSEX), is a "Market Capitalization-Weighted" index of 30 stocks representing a sample of large, well-established and financially so ...

1 Comments. 3216 views since Aug 17, 2008

Introduction: Shaheed Bhagat Singh

One of the most prominent revolutionaries of India, Bhagat Singh was born on September 27, 1907 in a Sikh family in the village of Banga in Layalpur district of present-day Pakistan. The third son of Sardar Kishan Sing ...

3 Comments. 3192 views since Mar 28, 2009

The parliamentary form of democracy has failed in India

Finally, it has taken a man of honour, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, to openly speak about the ills of the multi-party democracy which have almost castrated the nation and rendered effective governance impossible. Shedding his characteristic ‘ ...

3 Comments. 3097 views since Feb 19, 2009

Golden Boy Abhinav Bindra's Biography

Introduction Shooting champion Abhinav Bindra created history when he bagged India's first ever individual gold medal at the Olympics, Winning 10 ...

0 Comments. 2833 views since Aug 17, 2008

Knowledge is the awareness of someone ignorance

"Ignorance means nothing, zero." What is ignorance? Ignorance means the Self not knowing Itself. Everything is the Self, so ignorance is also the Self; it is the "not-knowingness of the Self." It is like a veil that the Self draws over Itself. ...

0 Comments. 2743 views since Mar 21, 2009

Are Examinations the best way to evaluate students

Socrates once said, “An unexamined life is not worth living” The examination system has been used for a long time. But has always been debatable whether it is really a good way to judge a student’s degree in education ? ...

2 Comments. 2702 views since Oct 1, 2008

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0 Comments. 2566 views since Apr 24, 2008

Alcohol

Alcohol is a drug. Drinking alcohol is dangerous for teens and teenagers and sometimes for adults, too. Many kids have their first drink at an early age, as young as 10 or 11 or even younger. What happens when people drink? Alcohol is a ...

4 Comments. 2516 views since Jan 5, 2009

Medical research on animal is immoral

The "animal rights" movement has pulled off a deadly deception: promote a vicious, anti-human policy, while feigning benevolent, compassionate motives. The deception takes the form of opposing life-saving medical research--in the name of opposing cruel ...

1 Comments. 2338 views since Jan 31, 2009

Competition and not cooperation is important in life

Humans, like all animals, form cooperative groups to compete for limited resources. All life is ultimately competitive, because the natural tendency of any population is to explode, although it is kept in check by the limited food supply (and other fac ...

0 Comments. 2290 views since Mar 22, 2009

A Liquor Baron: Saviour of India

So finally Bapu is heading home ending years of ignomity and that too without any special effort from Congress led Indian government . Vijay Malya, a renowned businessman who always hogs the limelight for his sumptuous lifestyle emerged as India's sav ...

4 Comments. 2286 views since Mar 7, 2009

Cyberspace - Different Personalities and how it affects us

It's well known that people say and do things in cyberspace that theywouldn't ordinarily say or do in the face-to-face world. They loosenup, feel more uninhibited, express themselves more openly. Researcherscall this the "disinhibition effect." It's a ...

0 Comments. 1910 views since Mar 22, 2009

CAT: SURELY AN UNPREDICTABLE GAME

How one can overcome the Common Admission Test (CAT) exam, an adversary, which changes its characteristics at will: essentially a chameleon? The answer is obvious: by becoming a chameleon yourself! Mercifully, even in these uncertain times, the ...

1 Comments. 1905 views since Sep 8, 2007

Prepare to Get Assaulted

Assaulted the word must be striking many things to your mind but my dear friends if you are not prepared for the battlefield of placement you will just feel the word. So let's get prepared and win the battlefield and give the slap on face of the ...

0 Comments. 1892 views since Sep 17, 2007

UPA Government: Done Good or Bad

When the very first "major decision" listed by a government in its first anniversary-booklet is 'allowing Indian Oil Corporation to charter ships for oil imports directly instead of going through Transchart, an agency under Ministry of Shipping', and ...

4 Comments. 1847 views since Mar 29, 2009

Tryst with destiny - has India redeemed its pledge

  “There is virtual civil war in Afghanistan. There are three million Pashto speaking Afghan refugees in Pakistan. If the Afghan crisis is prolonged, both Afghan and NWFP Pashto speaking tribes might be expected to make common cause and ...

0 Comments. 1823 views since Mar 22, 2009

Should India stop participating in the Olympics

Travelling to a modern Olympics brings with it certain guarantees.You will feel the exquisite pain of a rip-off (i.e. US$5 for a cup of watery beer at the Atlanta games). You will be offered souvenir T-shirts whose bizarre designs suggest the artist ...

0 Comments. 1817 views since Jan 31, 2009

Threat to the unity of India

Independence we had heard a lot about the myth of Indian unity. A representative British view expressed by John Stracheyin 1888 held that 'there is not and never was an India... possessing, according to European ideas any sort of unity, physical, polit ...

0 Comments. 1812 views since Mar 22, 2009

Female Infanticide

Rural India In rural areas where a lot of people do not have access to sex determination facilities, female infanticide is shockingly common. The parents wait until the mother gives birth, and when they find out that a daughter is born, they go ...

4 Comments. 1785 views since Mar 15, 2009

1984 Bhopal Tragedy

Key Facts On December 3rd, 1984, thousands of people in Bhopal, India, were gassed to death after a catastrophic chemical leak at a Union Carbide pesticide plant. More than 150,000 people were left severely disabled - of whom 22,000 have s ...

0 Comments. 1714 views since Sep 28, 2007

Engineers Day

Engineers' Day is celebrated every year throughout the country on September 15th to commemorate the birthday of Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya. Let us see where engineering education of our country stands after 60 years of independence.</stron ...

0 Comments. 1701 views since Sep 14, 2007

Is India truly shining

I   N ONE of the most famous episodes in the Mahabharata , Dharmaraja, the embodiment of truth, is persuaded to announce ashwatthama hatah kunjarah — Ashwattha ...

0 Comments. 1686 views since Mar 22, 2009

All higher education in India should be privatized

“If India wakes up to the world situation and readjusts her educational institutions, I have no doubt that the Universities will have a great and noble part to play in regard to the future of civilisation.”          - Shri. Al ...

2 Comments. 1654 views since Mar 18, 2009

RAYS OF SUN DIMMING BEHIND GREY CLOUDS

India a country of billion populations, India a country of youth, Youth who want to see their country shining out in this world, but the corrosion of age is stopping the shine of youth. Youth a word comprising of five letters but the word is ...

0 Comments. 1584 views since Oct 9, 2007

North - East India: The centre of Lifestyle Management

"…O North-East India! Is it not the base of ULFA's ? Here people of Bihar and that of Bangladesh are killed…. Isn't that so? Aren't the people there are man eaters? Portrayed in the Hindi film TANGO CHARLIE). Is rupee the currency there ? What a me ...

0 Comments. 1545 views since Sep 22, 2008

ARE WE INDIANS RUNNING ONLY AFTER NAME AND FAME

India has finally reached the pinnacle of glory&nbsp;. I am of course talking about India's greatest-ever achievement in the sports arena - beating Pakistan in the Final to become World Champions in Twenty20 Cricket. For all their toil and s ...

5 Comments. 1543 views since Oct 26, 2007

India needs sports culture

India is a land of many talents, but sports isn't really one of them. The performance of our sportsmen in the&nbsp;last 6 months or so is astounding, the Nehru Cup in football, the Asia cup in Hockey, good show by Sania Mirza ...

0 Comments. 1513 views since Oct 3, 2007

Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb: Bad Ruler or Bad History

Of all the Muslim rulers who ruled vast territories of India from 712 to 1857 CE, probably no one has received as much condemnation from Western and Hindu writers as Aurangzeb. He has been castigated as a religious Muslim who was anti-Hindu, who taxed ...

0 Comments. 1497 views since Oct 3, 2008

Shortage of quality faculty in Higher Education

RECENTLY OUR College has appointed a new professor, who had retired from IIT. He has amazing personality and is very friendly. Recently he raised a question to us - &quot;How many of you would be willing to comeback as a teacher to this place?&quot; No ...

0 Comments. 1478 views since Nov 25, 2007

Ends justify the means

Does the end justify the means? Can it sometimes be right to use a bad means to achieve a good end? Don't the conditions of human life require some shadiness and deceit to achieve security and success? First, let's try to understand ...

0 Comments. 1449 views since Mar 22, 2009

Is Inflation Really Affecting Indian Economy

HAVING WON A BATTLE AT HOME...INDIAN GOVERNMENT NOW FACES A ANOTHER TOUGH TEST ABROAD.... INDIA’S coalition government went to outlandish lengths to win a vote of ...

2 Comments. 1416 views since Aug 18, 2008

Attack on Sri Lanka Team: Does fortune always favours the brave

It wud'nt be a wrong claim that Sri Lankans were brave enough to tour Pakistan. None of the nations including India were ready to play in the terrorist hit nation . The financial crisis was looming large on PCB as Sri Lankan board came to it's rescue a ...

3 Comments. 1385 views since Mar 4, 2009

Can IT sustain India economic development

I think we all know nowthat we are now all hit by recession. This has become a globalphenomenon irrespective of any industry, country. sector etc. India hadbeen riding on the success of IT for almost a decade. The success of ITand the money power of IT ...

1 Comments. 1376 views since Mar 22, 2009

Chandrayaan | Successful

Chandrayaan, India's first mission on moon was successfully launched on Wednesday. The spacecraft is doing fine and has completed four rounds in orbit. With the successful launch, India has now joined the exclusive club of nations who have sent mission ...

2 Comments. 1353 views since Feb 23, 2009

Be Happy

IT is more difficult to be grounded in happiness than in the sad moments. Actually its very important to digest your happiness sometimes...when sad-happy moments are all the same: two sides of a coin; then just as you have to be patient enough to toler ...

0 Comments. 1241 views since Apr 24, 2008

Indian Space Program

In India, the space program was formerly launched in 1972 with the setting up of the Space Commission and the Department of Space. Advancement in areas of communication, meteorology, resources survey &amp; management, develop satellites, launch vehicle ...

0 Comments. 1209 views since May 12, 2009

Has Education Made Us More Self Centered

THE DICTIONARY defines 'education' as the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgement, and generally preparing oneself or others intellectually for adult life. The definition sound ...

0 Comments. 1208 views since Aug 27, 2008

Promise to keep

As we have already celebrated the 60th anniversary of our Republic, we are justifiably proud of the success of our often anarchic democracy. But amid the pomp and pageantry, statistics in the latest Unicef report on India's children should be a soberin ...

3 Comments. 1186 views since Feb 23, 2009

Condition of Woman in Indian Society

“Womens are the ornaments of society” really the womens are the top of every summit. Then why was the condition of these womens worst in the past.does the same prevails in this society even now ?. The womens in the past were deprived of educa ...

0 Comments. 1170 views since Feb 27, 2009

Think Out of Box

Note: Below document was taken from one nice mail. Want to share with all Very good perspective on what makes a difference when we compare performances across people…   Employee "A" in a company walked up to his man ...

3 Comments. 1143 views since Jan 2, 2009

Smoking

Think of smoking as a horrible murderous monster (because it is!) When you smoke a cigarette you are killing yourself and it is even worse if kids do it. Kids start smoking because they think its cool. Smoking is not cool smoking is disgusting! Ever ...

5 Comments. 1128 views since Jan 5, 2009

Qualities of Leadership

Leadership, of course, is much more than "individuals and their decisions and acts." Leadership   as a quality may be more innate than acquired, but some qualities and characteristics can be  identified and consciously brought to bear during complex ...

1 Comments. 1122 views since Aug 16, 2008

Time Management

Time management is one of those skills no one teaches you in school but you have to learn. It doesn’t matter how smart you are if you can’t organize information well enough to take it in. And it doesn’t matter how skilled you are if procrastinati ...

1 Comments. 1099 views since Aug 12, 2008

How Cool is Being Cool

A DANGEROUS trend is engulfing the country's youth. This trend can be attributed to the technology, influence of west, lack of morality, etc. This dangerous trend is being 'cool'. This word is very subjective and its meaning has changed over the ...

0 Comments. 1091 views since Aug 25, 2008

Basic Terms in Crystal Oscillator Specifications

Quartz crystal oscillators are often used in microprocessor and microcontroller applications to generate the clock pulses upon which all subsequent timing is based. Specialty oscillators, such as TCXOs and VCXOs are found in communication applications ...

0 Comments. 1088 views since Mar 1, 2009

20 Things About Sports Technology

1 &nbsp; Engineers with the U.S. Olympic Committee keep improving timing and measurement technology. Light beams now record racers’ times to within a thousandth of a second.&nbsp; <img alt="" src="http://www.yfrindia.com/img/000 ...

1 Comments. 1085 views since Sep 18, 2008

Fate of the Girl Child - Who Cares

Inspite of the Government launching various schemes for the development and welfare of the girl child, it has become a moot point today to ask how far these schemes have been successful in ensuring the rights and privileges of the girl child, Chairpers ...

2 Comments. 1084 views since Oct 3, 2008

Brainstorming: Finding a Good Topic

Introduction Writing papers is an essential part of any educational process. Despite the fact that students have been writing them all their lives but sometimes it becomes difficult. There is so much one can write about but cho ...

0 Comments. 1074 views since Oct 1, 2008

Few Misconception about ASTROLOGY

Maybe it’s part of the nature of astrology, but misinformation – myth, if you will – seems to rise up around it. Art, religion, science, pseudoscience, entertainment – do we even know, really, how to classify the thing? Think it over: in the me ...

0 Comments. 1068 views since Mar 22, 2009

Ragging - Just a HICCUP!!!

Come August and everyeducational institute in India experiences a mass flow of studentstowards them. With high dreams and responsibilities of theirs, as wellas their parents, the young minds meet together to explore the worldand bring it on to their fe ...

0 Comments. 1068 views since Sep 22, 2008

When US sneezes India catches cold

When U.S. sneezes India catches cold - is nothing more than a famous old by word which is the emblem of the unawareness about globalization and liberalization. My friends' out here seem to be sitting still in the 80s where India was a ...

6 Comments. 1063 views since Mar 13, 2009

Conserving Water is the need of hour

Water is ephemeral and though we see it everywhere, we have still not realized the importance of water in our daily life. We continue to waste water and now we are standing on the verge of a severe crisis. As i was writing this i came across the news o ...

0 Comments. 1062 views since Jun 30, 2008

Hi I am Antarctica!

Hi! My name is Antarctica, the white continent of mother earth. I was leftby my fellow brothers near the South Pole. About 300 million years ago,we were all a part of one super continent, called Pangaea. In Greek, Pangaea means ‘All Land’. It was a ...

3 Comments. 1059 views since Sep 22, 2008

The Demise of Parallel Cinema

CINEMA WAS born out of the impetus to represent the reality in a more convincing manner. After the nation gained independence, the cinema focused on post colonial issues such as poverty, illiteracy and unjustified social system. Satyajit Ray, Mr ...

0 Comments. 1054 views since Aug 25, 2008

Don't Waste Your Time-Use It Wisely

Do you waste time? Are you lazy and indolent or are you continuously on the go, using every minute to the maximum? If you are in the first category, there are a lot of very obvious things you can do to improve, but in this article I want to conce ...

1 Comments. 1044 views since Sep 30, 2008

Fear of Seeing a Doctor

“Going to the doctor” is frightening under any circumstances, but the idea of seeing a doctor for “crazy people” brings about it’s own special fears, both for parent and child. Your child may or may not express these fears, but don’t take t ...

2 Comments. 1042 views since Oct 1, 2008

Botux Therapy

Botulinum (BOTOX) Toxin Injection or BOTOX Therapy Botulinum toxin injection therapy (also known as "BOTOX® therapy") is used to treat dystonia - a neuromuscular disorder that produces involuntary muscle contractions, or spasm - that affects m ...

1 Comments. 1042 views since Mar 14, 2009

How & When to Use Quotations

What are Quotations ? Quotation is the term used for the repetition of words that are used by somebody in the past. When speech or spoken words of a character from a play or novel are repeated, it is referred to as quoti ...

1 Comments. 1029 views since Oct 1, 2008

IT and its usefulness to the Common Man

We're constantly bombarded with facts and figures these days. Most of these data, in the raw form, is of no use to us. We maybe interested only in some amount of this data for our work. Filtering of the raw data is imperative to weed out the irr ...

1 Comments. 989 views since May 12, 2009

Tattoos could be future vaccines

A tattoo can be more than just a fashion statement. Tattooing is an invasive procedure done with a solid vibrating needle causing a wound and sufficient inflammation to prime the immune system. German scientist believe tattooing promises better v ...

6 Comments. 981 views since Mar 13, 2009

Cheap Telephony Killiing Human Relations

IT WASN’T too long ago that people used to rejoice whenever the crow cawed at their window. Call it the victory of their superstitious belief or the reward for their honest love for friends and relatives, but more often than not the crow’s caw used ...

0 Comments. 974 views since Oct 7, 2008

Stress Management

In today's world, at some point of time, everyone of us suffers from stress and overburden. Here is my survival list from overstress. 1. Be Positive in Life for Stressful Situations We can not avoid stressful situations. So, be ...

0 Comments. 974 views since Aug 9, 2008

Spin Your Wheels To SUCCESS

Have you ever gotten caught on a slippery road and felt the wheels under you spinning and going nowhere? Well, you don't really need to be in a car to know what I'm talking about because this scene has been played out metaphorically many times as ...

1 Comments. 963 views since Oct 3, 2008

Happiness - A State of Mind

Everyone tries to get happiness, but we do not get the desired results every time. Mostly, the results are not according to one's wishes, and this becomes the cause of unhappiness or sorrow. It is said even love causes unhappiness. Either the wife or t ...

0 Comments. 960 views since Oct 2, 2008

Relevance of High School Mathematics

It is an age old question in math classes: "Why do we have to learn this? When are we ever going to use this in our lives?" There is of course, a very fine answer to this that any teacher can be proud of. It consists of something along the lines ...

0 Comments. 946 views since Oct 2, 2008

Chain Smoking

Chain smoking generally refers to individuals who smoke frequently. A more accurate definition is someone who smokes one cigarette after another, often using the old cigarette to light a new one. Chain smoking most often refers to cigarettes but can in ...

0 Comments. 944 views since Sep 29, 2008

Organ Harvesting

Organ harvesting refers to the practice of removing usable organs from someone who is dead so that they can be transplanted into someone else. There is some dispute over the proper term for this procedure, since it involves delicate ethical and persona ...

0 Comments. 939 views since Sep 29, 2008

Pain and Its Management

Pain –introduction Pain is an unpleasant subjective sensory and emotional response to a stimulus, which causes actual or potential tissue damage. It is a personal and subjective experience. The psychological aspect of pain is as important as ...

1 Comments. 937 views since Mar 17, 2009

Competition and Not Co-operation is important in life

Summary Humans, like all animals, form cooperative groups to competefor limited resources. All life is ultimately competitive, becausethe natural tendency of any population is to explode, althoughit is kept in check by the limi ...

1 Comments. 915 views since Feb 20, 2009

Drugs and Alcohol

People use alcohol and drugs in different ways - usually to experiment, to relax, or to get high. Because drugs and alcohol affect your mind as well as your body, they can have a strong effect on your feelings and thoughts. These effects usually wea ...

0 Comments. 895 views since Jan 5, 2009

Life of a IT Engineer in 2009

Yes its a question that can not be answered. Every doubt you get about the life of a IT employee in 2009 is a question mark forever. IT is dependent on other sectors heavily for its existence. In the era of recession where all sectors are going down, I ...

2 Comments. 887 views since Mar 3, 2009

Kidnapping of Summer Break

It seems that teachers have forgotten what summer vacation means. Only recently have I noticed the subtle switch from the summer break of yesterday to the summer prep-period that it has become today. More and more schools are sending their students off ...

0 Comments. 880 views since Oct 1, 2008

Educational Evaluation Quality

An adequate educational evaluation enhances instruction. Just as evaluation impacts student learning and motivation, it also influences the nature of instruction in the classroom. There has been considerable recent literature that has promoted evaluati ...

0 Comments. 852 views since Oct 1, 2008

IT Downfall: Increased Hacking in Europe

Lots of intellectuals within computer science within Eastern Europe have lots of knowledge and know how to play with computer systems and networks. However, they are struggling getting a computer related job. Especially during the recessions or depress ...

0 Comments. 851 views since Mar 22, 2009

Asthma is a disease of Urbanization

Asthma is disease of urbanization Asthma is a disorder of characterised by chronic airway inflammation and increased airway responsiveness in symptoms of wheeze,cough,chest tightness and dyspnea.asthma is a disease of urbanization. Factors such ...

1 Comments. 846 views since Mar 22, 2009

Environmental Impact of IT

The case of ecological and environmental aspects of fields such as energy, industrial production &amp; urbanization are hotly debated issues across the world. The environmental impact of IT hasn't as yet received due notice. Almost all of us are well-a ...

0 Comments. 845 views since May 7, 2009

Anti - Bullying Skills & Techniques for Children

Bullying is a big problem in our schools today. However, bullying has always been a problem. The main differences between bullying today from the past are the nature of the bullying and the violence that occurs in the aftermath. Cyberbullying is becomi ...

1 Comments. 812 views since Oct 2, 2008