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First Polio Free Year - Is Any Problem Insurmountable?

India's first polio free year has proved that determined and sustained efforts can result in amazing results. That should serve as encouragement for other initiatives and campaigns. We are facing severe challenges in the form of climate change, environmental degradation, child labor, malnutrition and numerous other concerns. Many of these issues seem insurmountable, thanks to the slow movement, improper implementation of schemes and disagreements among nations. Creating awareness is one of the ways to tackle these challenges. And, there is a ray of hope. Several international organizations such as World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are leveraging twitter to communicate developments, initiatives, policies and links to reports. Their proactive engagement to disseminate information is highly commendable. There are no easy solutions, we have a tough task ahead. However, sustained eff…

Rail journey, Language barrier, Diabetes, Children, Conversation, Sharing and Unity in Diversity

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According to World Health Organization (WHO), around 346 million people worldwide suffer from diabetes, the chronic disease, which may also cause damage to other parts of body and even aggravate many other ailments. India may well have the largest number of patients suffering from diabetes. Changes in lifestyle, growing consumption of junk food may all contribute to the growth of the menace. Not surprisingly, heart disease and diabetes are becoming common in all families. I will discuss non-communicable diseases (NCDs), some time later. But today's blog post deals with language and communication. Then, what made me began today's post with diabetes. During a recent rail journey, I encountered two old couples, one hailing from Central India, and the other from Tamil Nadu. While the former were uncomfortable in speaking English, the latter had problem speaking in Hindi. But, both families had one thing in common - the evil diabetes. And, that became the source of conversation. I…

Social Networking: Keeping the flag high on rival's ship

Social networking sites continue to grow in popularity. Now Google +, Google's social networking site is open to all. Interestingly, Mark Zuckerberg, the co-founder of Facebook has more number offollowers on  the rival social networking site, far ahead than Google's co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Achievers have business acumen, which differentiates them from others.

Again, Zuckerberg is one rank ahead of Page and Brin in the new Forbes list of richest Americans. Whether Google + overtakes Facebook in popularity is something that time will reveal. Perhaps, users will make best use of both the sites.

100 million

Heard Twitter reached 100 million user mark. The microblogging site has its share of advantages and threats. The way it connects  people around the world is remarkable. And now, its part of revolutions as well. Hope, the makers make it more secure and people continue to benefit from another finest invention.