Proverb Expansion WHERE THERE’S A WILL, THERE’S A WAY This proverb assures us that, if we are really determined to do a thing, we shall find a way to do it, however difficult it may be. If we are armed with a burning ambition and an inflexible determination, we shall surely be able to sweep aside every obstacle in our path. Nothing can defeat a fierce will, which may be compared to a mountain torrent that sweeps out of its way stones and rocks and trees. All those who achieve great things in life are those who possess irresistible will power. The word “impossible” is not in their dictionary. In short, it is will power that brings success, and it is lack of will – power that causes failure. So if we wish to achieve success in life, we should develop irresistible will-power. To some extent, will – power is a congenital gift, but through constant effort we can train ourselves to act with self – confidence and determination in the pursuit of our objectives, and thereby win success.
ESSAY ON DENATIONALIZATION OR PRIVATIZATION The myth of socialist economy of nationalization has been exploded. Some of the critics of nationalization called it state capitalism. But by the end of 1990 it was realized by the people of East European countries which were the breeding ground of communism that it was a hand maid of bureaucrats, dictators and generals in the armed forces. The proletariat and the common man reaped no benefits from the system. The nationalized industry, agriculture and financial institutions, provided funds for the well placed authority in the Communist countries. They replaced the feudal lords in enjoying comforts and luxuries. The common man remained where he was. He revolted against the political system as it starved him through economic mismanagement. After 70 years he dug the grave and buried it forever in Soviet Russia where it was born. The journey of Marxist concept from the land of Lenin and Stalin to the third world democratic countries was also dangerous. In USSR and East European countries people could not form trade unions. In India, the biggest democracy of the world, it is their fundamental right. In communist countries it provided luxurious life to fifty per cent of the people in the Imperial army and the bureaucratic bosses.... read more
DAMS – THE LIFE LINE OF A COUNTRY Water management is essential not only for the development but for the very existence of the people. It is because of non realization of this that in many developing countries floods and drought go side by side. In the year 2000 in certain areas of Gujarat water was to be transported by trains while certain areas of Orissa and West Bengal were reeling under floods. In certain areas of Bihar it rains heavily during monsoon. But immediately after the rainy season the farmer finds his fields dry. It just means that it is essential to store the water for future use .One may just be helpless for the floods. But these too can be controlled to some extend if the river is channeled towards big dams. Thus both for future use and for partially checking the floods big dams are necessary. For utilizing the rain water in sloppy areas like that of Bihar small dams are a must. It is rather exulting that while we had only 300 dams in 1947 we have 4300 big and small ones today. Thus the dam consciousness is gaining ground. During the last three centuries water requirement has increased 35 times. The annual consumption now... read more
IMPACTS OF AUTOMOBILE POLLUTION Before 1970 air and water pollution were considered serious problems. Noise and nuclear pollutions were added to these too – and ozone too. The smog that reduced the visibility in Malaysia and Mexico City and later the smog that engulfed the Los Angeles Valley in California in 1970 compelled the world to rise from the slumber. This photochemical smog was caused by the automobiles emitting different gases. Formerly only carbon dioxide was considered as the culprit. Carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides were added to the list. Scientifically it was proved that the problem was severe as the sum of these three pollutants can create havoc. That is what we are observing throughout the world as automobiles are considered the most convenient source of travel. In 1999 the numbers of vehicles in India were estimated at 35 million. It was expected to be 53 million by the end of 2000.3.6 million vehicles are produced per year. The older vehicles emit more gases. This damage can hardly be rectified. In a few decades India may become not only a super vehicular country in the world but a super vehicle polluted country too. We have generally been talking about the levels and density of air pollution by... read more
A MORNING SCENE IN MY TOWN The soul of William Wordsworth experiences bliss when he looks at London from the West minister Bridge. His lips brimming with joy move in the appreciation of The beauty of the morning: silent, bare, Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie Open unto the fields’ and to the sky All bright and glittering in the smokeless air. That is what the city was to the great bard of nature on September 3, 1802. The industrial revolution had not yet made the city dirty. The poet still saw the glimpses of the nature in the flow of father Tames when at the end of the sonnet he says. The river glided at his own sweet will: Dear God! The very houses seem asleep; And all that mighty heart is lying still! That is what I too feel when from the roof of my house I look at the houses in the lanes and bye lanes – all leading to the roads. Peace and tranquility reigns supreme. The lanes look like small streams flowing to meet the river of the main road. The roads lead to the high way- they are not yet awake, the eye lids have yet to open. The... read more
BE INDIAN BUY INDIAN The invasion of multinational companies is a great challenge to the Indian entrepreneur. He is in a fix. He has praised the government policy. By liberalizing different spheres the government would lose its hold over the public sector. If this loss making nationalized sector loses its importance it will fall like the house of cards. The Indian industrialist is trying to seek an opportunity. As soon as the government is obliged to dispose of the assets of nationalized concerns Indian Companies would like to purchase them. The industrialist may be allowed to start their own concerns in competition with the nationalized ones. It has already been done in the supply of LPG in certain areas. It is our duty, as Indians to back these Indian enterprises so that the MNCs may not have a hold over our economy. It is rather unfortunate that the Indian producer in the Cottage industry sector is losing ground. Under the liberalization policy the government has allowed the Multi-national companies to start their production or business. Now they are allowed to have 100% investment. They do not require the Indian investment. It means the whole profit goes to them. The MNCs have identified the areas in which they can have... read more
Essay on A DAY WHEN EVERYTHING WENT WRONG It was a Sunday morning and I wanted to have a little more rest. But the dogs won’t stop barking. My room being by the side of the street it was I who had to face the gauntlet. I had only three hours’ sleep by five in the morning when the barking started. What throat the nature had provided this little canine with. They had no business to invade my dream land. But they did. The green lush sea shore, the distant boats dancing on sea waves, the coconut trees inviting the travelers to have a drink from the green fruit, I just enjoyed nature at her best- the scene changed. With a prince’s robe I entered the palace in the forest where the princess was asleep for the last hundred years in her golden surroundings just waiting for me to transform her with a touch. Lo! She was awake – the whole palace was full of activities. The sleeping beauty was just to embrace me when the evil dog barked full throatily. The princess disappeared-no trees-no sea-no dancing boat. I was there in the corner of my room. Let curse fall on the small canine that spoiled my morning. Mother... read more