Bullet Train: A Dream or Reality? In the world today, pollution is a major problem. But, with the rise of new technologies, we hope to diminish this problem forever. New inventions are on the way to tackle this major problem. Some have already been introduced, such as hybrid cars, electric scooters and other electrical machines. A big contribution to pollution is the smoke from today’s cars and buses. But thanks to a new and efficient way of transportation, that will decrease the smoke emitted by them: the electric bullet train. A bullet train is a high-speed train that is shaped like bullet, sounds childish, but in a layman’s way we can shape the definition of bullet train in this form. Bullet trains are streamlined so that they can travel faster. Electrically powered bullet trains offer amazing benefits: a quiet, high-speed mode of mass transportation with low environmental dangers. In Japan, bullet trains are known as shinkansen the world's first truly high speed locomotive. Japan’s train travel offers the fastest point to point service of any rail line in the world. But the best addition of the trains in Japan is not their speed but their frequency, there are about 6 train stops in an hour; therefore, you are never being late for your train and be just early for the next one. Since bullet trains are effective way of transportation being that it is fast almost noiseless, non-polluting and luxurious, Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed the first bullet train in India for Ahmedabad-Mumbai link covering 534 kilometres at about 300 kilometres per hour speed. Embracing the idea of bullet trains means that the Railways will rid itself of a lobby that has always advocated enhancing Train speed with minor changes. In 2009, Railways vision 2020 document reiterated the need for High Speed Rail corridor but the wide range of speed 250 km to 350 km an hour for the proposed bullet trains cast doubts if they would stay true to character. The fastest train in India now is the Shatabdi which runs at 140 km per hour, the record was previously held by Rajdhani Express which clocks at a speed of 130 km per hour. The world has moved on, with France, Spain, China, Germany, Italy, South Korea and Japan boosting trains that zip at 300 km per hour. India, in sharp contrast, has been stuck in a time warp for decades. Bullet trains are very efficient in resource utilisation, be it time, money land or energy. The lower limit of the proposed High Speed Rail is about 300 km/h which is much higher than the allowed Road speed limit in India. High Speed Rail can accommodate more passengers at far higher speeds than automobiles. A typical passenger rail carries 2.83 times as many passengers per hour metre width as a road. In many countries, example Germany and China high speed Railways share tracks with freight trains. This can help move around goods faster. Even if the tracks are not shared the high speed network will free capacity for rail freight on the conventional network. As more goods are moving faster, it helps the common man by bringing down the prices and empower businesses to scale and speed. An investment in high speed trains will increase efficiency, will be environment friendly, will be economically profitable, will empower the businesses and the common man. However, this won’t be easy. Sure there are and will be challenges. There will be challenges regarding the traffic optimisation, finances, construction, land acquisition and many more. But we can overcome them. We have done this time and again. We have succeeded on several challenging initiatives, and few years down the line- this will potentially be just another such success.
Right To Education Education is the most effective tool and medium for human development. Education changes the mind-set through at continuous process involving, research, experiment and innovation. Without such practices a nation cannot expects its heir to be informed and creative. “Education is a must thing” quoted modern political activist Malala Yousafzai. This quotes further justifies Aristotle’s words, “The educated differ from the Uneducated as much as the living differ from the dead.” These two quotes show the importance of education in everybody’s life. According to the Indian Sages, the aim of education is second birth. We are born into the world of nature and necessity, we must be reborn into the world of spirit and freedom. This significance gives rise to Right to Education. The RTE is a fundamental right and I s accorded the same legal status as the right to life as provided by Article 21A of the Indian Constitution. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, 2009 is “An act to provide for free and compulsory education to all children of the ages 6 to 14 years.” Children with disabilities will also be educated in the mainstream schools. Section (10) of the Act makes it a duty of the parents to ensure that their children go to schools, without prescribing any punishment. Special provisions are laid for children not admitted to school or who have not completed elementary education; a child so admitted to elementary education will be entitled to completion of elementary education even after 14 years The right of children to free and compulsory education came into force from 1st April, 2010. According to this Act, every child in the age group of 6 to 14 years will be provided 8 years of elementary education in an age appropriate classroom in the vicinity of his/her neighbourhood. “Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world”, said Nelson Mandela. So it is important for the country to nurture their children and young talent with the right education, so that India emerges as a strong and prosperous country. Based on the same principle, Platforms like Viden.io are helping people and nurturing the next generation to harness their skills and perform their work to the best of their ability.
Has the world actually accepted globalization? By Ravindra Rao From nomads to urban warriors, human kind has seen a drastic and technical transition over centuries, since its inception. We are 'social animal' and have always thrived to mingle and jingle with the society. Integrating ourselves; our emotions, our feelings, our work and what not with people. There was always a sole principle in the back of our mind that distance doesn't matter but the forces does to bind us with the people. All of these sayings can be compressed into a word, i.e. globalization. Globalization has sprouted its way back to many thousands of years. People have been buying from and selling to each other in lands at great distances. Technically, globalization is a process of expansion, integration, interaction and anchoring among entities of different nations driven by international trade and aided by information technology. Well, that was definitely a jargon and to summarize it in a crisp manner globalization is the process by which anyone (individual, business or any organization) can work and operate on an international scale. Since 1950, for example, the volume of world trade has increased by 20 times and it keeps on increasing to 'n' times by every single passing day. During the middle-ages, traces of globalization are found like the famed silk route across central Asia that connected China and Europe. Portuguese and the East India company had deliberately traded with India during 18th, 19th and 20th century. This shows how the world has adopted globalization and is harnessing it. But everyone doesn't have the same perspective to it. Globalization is deeply controversial. However, proponents of globalization argue that it allows poor countries and its citizens to develop economically and raise their standard of living through the free flow of FDI, while opponents of globalization claims that it is the process through which rich and powerful people expand their means to utilize (whether efficiently or not) at the cost of poorer and weaker. All these things whether true or not have certainly undermined the scope of globalization. Certainly, globalization is a platform through which domestic traders and entrepreneurs can compete with international organization and prove their mettle. Had it not been globalization, India which was at the brink of having debt trap in 1990-91 certainly would not be able to develop her economy and to become a nation having fastest developing economy rate in the world. Globalization is the medium through which our culture, our teachings, our skills, our proficient products can be integrated to the global market and provide everyone with the heritage we have. In a rapidly changing world, where every hour, every minute and every single second, we are leaping toward a more scientifically advanced technology, globalization is the key feature through which everyone can get the benefit of it. Many says, it is a harm to our culture, our tradition and it might be true in certain conditions when people starts believing that everything western is superior and start neglecting their own customs. Well, culture and traditions are certainly not penal to abide by but mixing it with western, dissolves the teachings of our ancestors which might hurt cultural sentiments. Gandhi Ji said, "I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any." This surely explains that he did understand the pros and cons of globalization. With all the hustle and bustle pushing and pulling the flow of international trade, globalization has helped to reach out to thousands and millions of people living in far, distant and remote areas. Globalization is surely integrating domestic market to international market but only this does not reflect the actual scope of globalization. It is the transfer of ideas, sentiments and much more. It is the mean through which savings (money, resources, culture or anything) can mobilized and channelized into a productive use. In the light of realities, the present situation is that rich and big industrialists run few errands to lure and coax poor labourforce of under-developed and developing countries. And the poor people in search of better life prospects and opportunities confirm their candidature. Globalization is about providing equal opportunity to all with free and fair competition and promotes equity. Today, we are living in a dynamic society where every second is passing by with new advancement in technology and developing various innovative courses of action to accomplish and certify a given task. Globalization has paved ways and opened many doors of opportunity for tech-know-how and fresh grads. Many nations have actually suffered a lot for not accepting globalization and sometimes, accepting it becomes a necessity rather than choice. Today, world has become a global village because of globalization. Everything we did earlier can be done now within seconds. Foreign direct investment (FDI), availability of alternatives, discovery of new technology is possible because of globalization. If the world had not accepted globalization, then today the situation must have been strange. So, all thanks to globalization due to which we all are able to interact and integrate ourselves. Internet, a.k.a the world wide web is a catalyst and a component of globalization. It is now very hard to imagine a nation where the economy has not actually not accepted globalization. An isolated nation may not be able to procure and produce resources to fulfill its citizen's needs and demands. The present scenario is that the world has partially accepted globalization in terms of trading purposes and continue to hinder the social and culture elements of globalization. So, this is the high-time when people have to realize the potential of globalization and take it as a nurturing tool. The world consists of individual and is indifferent to everyone. Globalization should positively affect the lives of all people and then it will be sure that the world has actually accepted globalization but till then it is just accepted by riches who bait others and the victim are eventually the poor people. It is sure that "a day" will come when globalization will help everyone to get their 'ambition-work' and executed properly. Platforms like Viden.io are proving to be boon for the students as well as professionals to get their skills amalgamated with proper and executory knowledge. So peeps get your skills harnessed. :)
DELIVERING SPEECHES Everywhere we go; in an interview, seminar, public assembly or any other social errands, delivery of speech has always been an integral part of our personality expression and moulds our traits in front of the media. So the main question arises how to geat your collars up for those deliveries?? Answer is Self-Confidence. So Peeps let’s get started with an illustrative speech example on self-confidence: - “Everything has changed except the way we think, good morning respected principal Sir, teachers and all my dear fellow mates today I am here to deliver a speech on the topic self-confidence. Do u know that one of the most important keys to success is self-confidence, with this key it is easier to achieve success, improve relationships, have better health, enjoy happiness, satisfaction and inner peace. Self-confidence is very important as it helps us to deal with all kinds of hardships wisely and therefore in this process one becomes more mature. Self-confidence does not always mean to be happy always or always have a smile in your face, it is much broader concept than this. It is wisely said that every dark cloud has a silver lining in it which means that the road to our success *the path to our success* (2) will be full of difficulties but we will surely reach our destination, remove all those stones and with all the boosted up self-confidence we will surely reach our Destination. As said by sir Rabindranath Tagore Ji that (Bengali language) *Jodi tor daakshune kaeu naa aasche, tobe akeola chalo re* which means that if no one responds to your call then go your own way alone, then go your own way alone.” Easy it is….. isn’t it?? Delivering speeches is a cup of tea for everyone and with platforms like Viden.io these all becomes very easy and even jack can become a maestro in this….. So fasten your skills and get your things done.