Sunday, 13 November 2016

Attaining spirituality.

Never, never, never run behind the materialistic things, aesthetics can be extirpated, commodities can vanish away but your inner talent can never degrade. In just one day, the 85% of our currency got demonetized,  In just a matter of a few hours, the money tender that ruled the nation, hypnotising the 1.25 billion denizens and enticing them to vie, itself became just a piece of paper. Now if such an invincible thing (like money) can be trounced, then who we are to think of ourselves as being the supreme of all.

Hence never vie for things,luxuries or amenities; never think of just achieving success, but just try to become worth being successful. Never think about outcomes, never fear about problems, never nag yourself to worry about the consequences. Your work is to do the things that you are required to do and not to ponder on the future. If you want to become a great singer, just do your work  of singing, your work is to practice day in and day out, the rest would follow itself but if you stop your work and start building castles in the air, nothing would be of value; if you stop in between and start taking interests in things that are not pertinent to your work, nothing would be fruitful. 

In this world, nothing carries value but your ability and character.  You can be duped by anything except your talent. Even if you are bankrupt and nobody is there to salvage you out, don't worry,  your cultivated talent can change your fortune overnight but even if you are the richest person on the earth and have no capability or dexterity, you would just simply drain off your wealth. The biggest happiness that you can ever get is from your talent, not from your money or resources. Cultivate greatness in yourself and the rest would simply follow.


Saturday, 12 November 2016


You are not what you are, you are what you can be. If you have not got what you want to get, don't settle keep toiling. In the end, only those people succeed in life who have practised incessantly and terrifically hard. It's not necessary to be the winner when you start. Accept the fact that every person you consider as your idol, every person you think is the "greatest" was once a small beginner who started alone, just like you are today. There was a time when  Albert Einstein was not at all known, there was a time when J.K. Rowling was just a bad failure in life. You don't get what you want, deserve or must have in the beginning because if you would have been gifted with such things there would have been no need for you to work hard and life would have been a boring and fractious adventure. You needn't be afraid of not having requisite things that you need to be strong enough to develop them. Everybody knows that you are unknown! but you and only you can see the tomorrow when you will be eximious; only you have the sense to foresee and foretell the future in which you would spring up as a star. Just know that you are going to be there one day because it's paramountly crucial that you are certain that you will be successful because if you can't compel yourself to believe that you will be successful, how can you ask others to believe that you will make it. Initially, people will make fun of you, try their best to belittle you but one day these things would subside and your charisma would blind them all. They would be forced to believe in your greatness but also keep in mind that to make those things come true, it is not a child play to perform an arresting feat. It takes guts, preparation and a desire to sacrifice your present for your tomorrow. 

If you have that, go ahead and take what you are born for.


Wednesday, 9 November 2016


Discovering the world around us is truly a painstaking work. The world around us is changing every moment, the universe is not constant and hence unravelling the profound mysteries of the universe and the inhabitants of this great and queer civilisation.

Everything we do engenders a sort of change in the world. Since, the world comprises of us only, hence tremors in the world are truly inevitable if there is even a minute change is us.The most onerous work that we people have been deputed to do is to realise the vibration in the world.
"Whenever we want to achieve something the whole universe conspires to help us achieve it." This has now become a hackneyed statement but unskeptically it can never lose its essence.  When we resolve to limit ourselves to precedents, our inner soul, our soul creates a sort of vibration in the world and we would be acted by two kinds of forces inside ourselves. One would prompt us to go ahead and take the risks while the other would try to deter us to forestall our plans and here come the use of one more striking statement. "When your desire to succeed outpaces your fear of failure, you start doing wonders." When our internal forces trounce the unnerving forces (which also find their origin in us only), we produce an acceleration of the change. And then the universe recognises the strength of our decisions and the vibrations we create out of ourselves come back helping us in a positive manner.

Learn to work for that thing. Learn to produce so much positive energy so that all your negative energies get devastated and ultimately you will start winning every battle in life.

              JAI  HIND, JAI BHARAT

Saturday, 29 October 2016


One November 1, 1966, India saw the dawn of a new state, the state of Haryana. Now as the state completes its interesting journey comprising of political, social and economic upheavals of fifty years, let us check, how much ahead the state has gone.

Haryana was carved on the basis of linguistic believes, the state of Punjab was divided into two factions bases on the linguistic structures of the two states. As per the census of 2011, Haryana stands as the eleventh most populated state in the whole of nation and the journey at which the state embarked on exactly fifty years ago, is truly worth reminiscing.

Haryana boasts of 44,212 km2 area. Its huge development in agriculture, real estate as well as other sectors has made it one of the most prolific states in the whole of South Asia. This is also the state which received largest investment per capita in the whole of the nation.

Much has been written about the state of Haryana in the ancient texts. The region of Kurukshetra, mentioned in Mahabharta speaks of the areas of states which now coalesce to form the modern state of Haryana. Panipat in Haryana has observed some of the most decisive battles in the whole Indian history, an eyewitness to the battle between Babur and Lodhis which changed the fate of Indian subcontinent for forever by entrenching the Mughal rule in India which then lasted for around 300 years.

The modern version of the state of Haryana became extant on 1st November, 1966. The Indian government set up the Shah Commission under the chairmanship of Justice JC Shah on 23 April 1966 to divide the existing Punjab, India and determine the boundaries of the new state of Haryana after consideration of the languages spoken by the people. 
The commission delivered its report on 31 May 1966 whereby the then-districts Of Hisar, Mahendragarh, Gurgaon, Rohtak and Karnal were to be a part of the new state of Haryana. Further, the tehsils of Jind and Narwana in the Sangrur district—along with Naraingarh, Ambala and Jagadhri—were to be included.
The commission recommended that the tehsil of Kharad, which includes Chandigarh, the state capital of Punjab, should be a part of Haryana. However, only a small portion of Kharad was given to Haryana. The city of Chandigarh was made a union territory, serving as the capital of both Punjab and Haryana. Today there are 21 districts, 62 sub-divisions, 83 tehsils, 47 sub-tehsils and 126 blocks. Haryana has a total of 154 cities and towns and 6,841 villages.

Taking about the physio-graphical division of the state, Haryana has Yamuna plain, Shivalik hills, semi desert plains and Aravali Mountain ranges too. Yamuna, which flows through the state’s eastern boundary, has made the state a very fecund land, thus making agriculture a top occupation around the whole state. Today the state has a whopping 84 percent cultivable area out of the total net geographical area with a cropping density of 184.81 per cent.

In manufacturing business also, the state has trounced many of its competitors. Gurgaon is truly the hub of the real estate business in the whole nation. It is home of India’s largest real estate company DLF. Faridabad has come out to be the biggest industrial city of Haryana as well as the north India. Rohtak has a complete industrial model township and has Asia’s biggest wholesale cloth market. Panipat is the home of various chemical companies producing a huge amount of steel and fertilizers to be exported round the nation.

Haryana State has always given high priority to the expansion of electricity infrastructure, as it is one of the most important inputs for the development of the state. Haryana was the first state in the country to achieve 100% rural electrification in 1970 as well as the first in the country to link all villages with all-weather roads and provide safe drinking water facilities throughout the state. Haryana has a total road length of 23,684 kilometres (14,717 mi). There are 29 national highways with a total length of 1,461 kilometres (908 mi) and many state highways, which have a total length of 2,494 kilometres (1,550 mi). The most remote parts of the state are linked with metaled roads. Its modern bus fleet of 3,864 buses covers a distance of 1.15 million km per day.

In sports too, the state has left no stone unturned in making the nation proud.  State’s famous wrestling players like Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari.  and boxers like Vijender Singh have made the nation proud in various international competitions like the Commonwealth games and Olympics.

The state has truly unearthed huge success in its journey hitherto. The great transportation, agricultural progress is in itself evidence of the state’s successful ventures. In terms of literacy too, the state has made immense progress producing a plethora of academicians and also serving the state’s youth population with decent education system comprising of engineering and medical colleges. All in all, a great work has been done till now. But still, a lot needs to be done. Crimes like honour killing and female infanticide and foeticide continue to besmirch the true progress that the state has made. Its lowest male to female ratio has tarnished the state’s image around the nation. Today is the need to effect a strong change in these social things so that the state can rise up above these stigmas.

India’s experiment with Haryana has been a marvelous one but still some lacunae need to be weeded out which would certainly take huge beating.


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Attaining Divinity.

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In my small experiments with spirituality, I have been able to unravel just one thing. Spirituality or divinity is nothing but controlling your desires. When you can edify your mind exactly what is the right thing to do rather than flowing away with your capriciousness, you are becoming, in the purest sense,spiritual.

Controlling one's desire is truly the most intractable thing to do. We all are very well-versed with the consequences of all the actions that we are committing. Let me give you a simple example of a student. A student knows exactly that he is bound to fail if he is not going to study, he knows that he won't be a successful person if he doesn't work hard; but since his whims to enjoy the life rather than striving hard, outplays his dedication to become successful; he ultimately loses out on success and fame. Just like this student, all of us exactly know what would come out of our actions but still since our mind, since our actions are not in our control; we just can't snub away the unnecessary things. 

Now, it has become a hideous and vacuous custom to burn Indrajit's effigy along with that of Ravana and Kumbhakaran on the day of Dussehra but nobody knows the fact that Meghanat was called so, because he had won over his mind and had actually amalgamated his soul and his mind by the thread of spirituality. (Now some stupid people might reason that notwithstanding being the master of his mind; he chose to fight against the God but let me tell you, he knew that Rama was invincible but he chose to combat him because it was his duty, his requisite Karma to fulfil his role as a son and that's the ultimate reason also why he achieved "moksha" or redemption of soul from the hands of the almighty himself.)

Controlling oneself in life is the ultimate goal of every human life. If we are able to control our desires and do what is necessary rather than doing what is more pleasant; when it becomes impossible to discern any difference between the way we are living or the way we should live; when impetuousness is replaced by sensibility and prudence; you achieve spirituality. 

Each one of us is so close of divinity. We are human beings, that truly means that we are half-way to spirituality, the rest half just depends on some simple actions that we need to take in the right direction.


Friday, 21 October 2016


Walk alone,
or you may be deceived,
Walk farther,
Or your fame may be ceased,
Walk right 
to set an example,
Or take the wrong steps,
To be ultimately trampled,
Walk independent,
Or you may be purged,
Walk with pride,
No matter how much difficulties surge,
Walk with principles,
Or you may not reach the summit,
Walk, armed with abilities
Or your opportunities will be ransacked,
Walk cautiously,
Or your ideas will be hacked,
Walk defiantly against the wrong,
Or you will never get it right,
Walk with benevolence,
Or you might never lead,
Walk with facility,
Or you might die unknown,
Walk with integrity,
Or you will be subdued by adversity,
At last it's on you to decide,
How you choose to walk,
Whether you walk, run or crawl,
The final destination lies only,
In achieving the desired goal.


Sunday, 16 October 2016


         Sustainable Tourism for Development

As per the reports by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), in the year 2013, receipts in destination worldwide from the expenditures conducted by the tourists on accommodations, food, clothing etc. fetched a whopping USD 1159 billion and the good news is that these figures are bound to undergo huge increments of up to 5 percent per year in the upcoming years. All in all, on an average the international tourism generates around USD 1.4 trillion in export earning everywhere. In the United States of America alone there has been an increase of 6.9 percent in the tourism receipts from 2014-15, while other hotspot tourists’ destinations such as Thailand and India registered a record 16 and 17.3 percent increment respectively in the receipt of their tourism.

All the aforementioned figures veraciously portray the huge success attained by the tourism departments around the world. With more income flow in the developing countries as well as the generation of sophisticated transportation amenities, these figures are surely constrained to soar high. But just as many other things, tourism too cast a huge influence on the environmental issues. To have a small dekko at this facet, let me tell you that aviation alone constitutes for 55 percent of transportation of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Now when tourists travel to a different destination, they use the energy, fossil fuel etc. of that place, coalescing to form a huge chain of environmental effect. That’s why according to reports by the year 2050; tourism sector would alone be the sole sector responsible for 40 percent of global carbon emissions. The main causes of such a rapid and horrendous change would be aviation, deforestation (to create lands for tourists to take stay around the tourist destinations) and industrialisation in various places powered by their tourism sector. One horrifying example is that of Mount Everest. At the base camps situated on the mountain, 12,000 pounds of human waste is generated by around 70,000 visitors who visit the mountain annually and unfortunately since there is no service provided to dispose of the waste, the waste is accumulated on the mountain and this has been going on for years.  

Hence, tourism, notwithstanding being a humongous income generator, is also transmuting itself to pose a grave danger to the climate and environment.

Owing to such issue, today we face an impending need to do something in order to tackle this serious trouble. Since we can’t and mustn’t stop tourism in any way and we can also not dare to assault our much-degraded environment anymore; we must resort to finding a method to fillip our tourism as well as environment simultaneously and here comes the role of SUSTAINABLE TOURISM.

Sustainable tourism is, in fact, a new aspect of sustainable development which focuses on using our resources judiciously so that the coming generations can use them, thus enforcing the belief that “we don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” Keeping in mind that we need to pay our dues back; sustainable tourism is a must for this technologically advanced century.

To know more about sustainable tourism, first, we need to have a clear understanding of the stakeholders in sustainable tourism.

The foremost stakeholders would be the ethnic communities of the different tourist destinations around the world. They can range from tribal communities to developed societies, depending on the financial status of the area being visited.
The next in line is the government. It is the government of the nation that manages the influx of tourists and hence conducts all the activities regarding the tourism from arranging things on a national base to publicity of various places that would try to elevate the interest of the coming tourists.

NGOs (Non-Government Organisation) too play an indispensable role in this issue. Bishnoi community in India and Moscone Center , San Francisco, USA (who have a wonderful recycling and solar power plant) are just a few examples of organizations who are working to ensure the safety and health the places near them and this in itself is conducive to sustainable tourism. Such organizations largely help the tourists in the area by informing them about the necessary things about the area and also restrain them from anyhow disturbing the serenity of their places.

Now as we know about the stakeholders, now is the time to have a pensive look at the sustainable tourism and its principles.
After the Rio conference of the year 1992 regarding issues and development, a major upheaval in the United Nations policy came up in the year 2012 in Rio again (Rio+20 summit)when UN assembled to talk on the sensitive issue of sustainable development. Sustainable tourism is also a brainchild of this convention only and the convention mapped out some serious ways in order to boost sustainable tourism.

Some of the key guidelines were to notify the tourists about the different ins and outs of the places that they are going to visit. This would include information about local beliefs, ethnicity of the place and also about the culture and economics about the communities in their destination; asking them to support the entity and integrity of the local communities involved, to make purchases only from businesses which guarantee no environment degradation; to use least possible amount of the non-renewable resources and above all to be environmentally cautious. 

It’s much tractable to talk about these things but when it comes to their execution, it’s a pretty formidable task to apply the things into action. The biggest problems that we face originate in the developing nations especially in Africa and Asia. The indigenous people have to pay a brutal price for the sake of tourism. For example, in the year 1996, 5200 residents of the city of Pagan, Myanmar were forcibly displaced in order to create space for the “Visit Myanmar Year’. One significant case is of our nation also. After the 2006 tsunami Southern India, Thailand and Sri Lanka earmarked the traditional lands of the tribes for tourism which led to the displacement of millions of people. One more significant case in the African continent is of Maasai tribes.

These communities are completely battered down by such relocation and to add injury to insult they are not even paid their rehabilitation money to a satisfactory extent. Due to the red tapes and rampant corruption, tainted officials suck out the money meant for these needy people and at last, they are just left out to live a life of misery and agony.
One more serious issue is that of illegal profit-making. Nowadays sustainability has actually become an oxymoron as well as an ostentatious concern. Various corporate activities covertly extort out the land which is the birthright of the indigenous tribes or population and in the court of law, the voices of these people are subverted in the name of sustainability and conservation of environment. These companies then erect lavish hotels etc. on the acquired land and benefit immensely through tourism.

Coastal tourism has also led to much concern. Destruction of water species near the coast as well as the displacement of the tribal groups in the coastal regions, is also a big issue that needs to be addressed in an exigent manner. The Great Barrier Reef in Australia which is currently in a much severe condition holds tourism as one of the culprits behind its current scenario. Though tourism can be attributed to around USD 1.52 billion income but it has also left no stone unturned in disturbing the natural makeup of the reef. Fragile corals are broken by reef walking, dropped anchors or by boats dropping fuel and other sorts of pollution. Even the number of people in the water with the associated run-off of sweat and suntan lotions may well have a negative impact on the fragile reef environment.

The world has tried to develop the issue of sustainable tourism so as to lessen the harm that it afflicts to environment by attaching the sustainable tourism with the development strategy. By merging up the principles of sustainable development in their development strategy for the area, by compensating all the tribes to the best extent, by decreasing the government’s dependence on corporate sector, to deal with these specifically precious areas, we can surely lessen out the damage. There has been the promotion of sustainable tourism practices surrounding the management of tourist locations by locals or the community. This form of tourism is based on the premise that the people living next to a resource are the ones best suited to protecting it. This means that the tourism activities and businesses are developed and operated by local community members, and certainly with their consent and support. Sustainable tourism typically involves the conservation of resources that are capitalized upon for tourism purposes. Locals run the businesses and are responsible for promoting the conservation messages to protect their environment.

Community-based sustainable tourism (CBST) associates the success of the sustainability of the ecotourism location to the management practices of the communities who are directly or indirectly dependent on the location for their livelihoods. A salient feature of CBST is that local knowledge is usually utilized alongside wide general frameworks of ecotourism business models. This allows the participation of locals at the management level and typically allows a more intimate understanding of the environment.

The use of local knowledge also means an easier entry level into a tourism industry for locals whose jobs or livelihoods are affected by the use of their environment as tourism locations. Environmentally sustainable development crucially depends on the presence of local support for a project.  It has also been noted that in order for success projects must provide direct benefits for the local community.

These methods are surely going to fetch respite for the displaced communities as well as the environment but still, much work needs to be done since we can never compromise with the security of our environment and mother earth.

Albeit we stand on the frontiers of this great 21st century of technological advancements but surely we can’t snub asunder our environment because if there is no environment, there can be no civilisation in the world and sustaining the environment would eventually mean sustaining the human race. Now the decision lies on our shoulders.