Scholar Asked on September 28, 2018 in GEOGRAPHY.
Globalization has a wide role to play worldwide. It has left back its footprints at every sphere of life. Not only in India, but the interchange of world views and ideas has resulted in a major transformation of the lifestyle and living standard of people globally. Indian culture is no bar to this transformation process. Our deep rooted traditions and customs have loosened up their hold with the emergence of globalization. India has a rich cultural background and pride of its culture is famous throughout the world. Globalization has not only inculcated the westernization in India, but conversely the Indian culture has also spread its impact globally. Culture and traditions of any geographic region hold a special significance with respect to its uniqueness and that is the differentiating factor for a population within a geographic boundary from the other. This uniqueness has been disturbed to the varying degrees in lieu of globalization. Such an impact is very much pronounced when they hit a developing country like India.
The term ‘Globalization’ is itself self-explanatory. It is an international platform for maintaining evenness in the living mode of the people all over the world. Globalization is the resultant of the interchange of worldly views, opinions and the various aspects of the culture everywhere around the world. This is the means for providing the international arena for intermingling of people from different sectors, culture and dialects and learns to move and approach socially without hurting and affecting each others’ prestige.
Globalization initiated with the masses travelling to other geographic areas for exploration, then with the interest of travel and enjoying the personal space, then came the era of searching employment opportunities anywhere on the globe to win the contest of ‘survival of the fittest’. With every advancement of human approach, the globalization started on rooting its footprints at every place. In today’s era the various means of telecommunication, social media, and most importantly the Internet has a big role to play in the spread of globalization.
Globalization has both positive and negative impacts throughout the globe. Right from the environmental challenges from the climatic influence, the air, water soil pollution etc., to the cyber crime; globalization has a huge contribution to all the ill-effects of scientific advancements. May it be business, trade, and work exposure or the economic and financial status of the country, no field is left behind the reach of globalization.
The culture of any country does not only portray the region and language of the region, but it starts with the mindset and mentality of the residing citizens. Indian culture is quite rich with respect to its heritage and resources, and more importantly due to the welcoming approach of its citizens. India is bouquet of flowers varying religion, dialect, edibles, tradition, custom, music, art and architecture etc, bundled into a single unit of patriotism and unity. The common factor within all these diversities is the Indian mindset of welcoming, greeting, celebrating in a united way with immense affection and togetherness. This is the rich essence of the Indian culture that has attracted many foreigners to stay back in India and mingle into its eternal fragrance.
When we analyse this rich culture with the globalization point of view, we can find many punch holes of westernization and mixing of other traits and cultures into our beautifully woven blanket. Let us closely analyse the impacts of globalization on Indian culture:
Let us start with the key attraction of Indian joint family culture. The joint families have become a strange surprise to the Indians especially to those residing in the metropolitan cities in the small flat culture with the nuclear families blooming up like mushrooms in the rain. We have lost the patience to get adjusted into the joint family, imbibing the values of the elders and getting the young ones brought up under the shadow of their grandparents. Children have started treating grandparents like guests or visitors, and such an upbringing is one of the main reasons of increasing old age homes, as those children consider their own parents as burden in their state of adulthood.
Similarly, marriages have also lost their values. It is very much evident from the increasing number of divorce cases and the extra-marital affairs reported every now and then. Marriage used to be considered as bonding of the souls which will be linked even after the death; but today marriage is like a professional bond or a so-called commitment to share life without compromising their self-interests. The ego factor into the Indian youth is again a product of globalization.
Both the genders were kept at a distance, with lot many restrictions and limitations to the approach for ages in our culture. With the emergence of globalization and western culture, youth have start mixing up well with each other. The friendly approach and the socializing feature is worth appreciable. But the total breakout of restrictions have adulterated the Indian mindset, playing up with the physical relationship. This has given birth to new relationships in India like live-in relationships. Also the increased cases of rape and sexual abuse cases are a result of the perverted mind which again the imported values very much alien to our mother culture.
We have the incorporated values of treating the guests as God, warm-hearted welcoming, greeting elders with due respect and a celebrating every small festival with great colour of enjoyment and togetherness. Such a wide gathering with full hue and light can hardly be seen today. People have highly restricted themselves in social interaction. The interaction in present generation is highly diplomatic considering the financial status and wealth. We have lost our social values and cheerful blessing of togetherness. The present generation are more happy celebrating Valentine’s Day rather than Holi and Diwali.
Food, Clothing and Dialect
Indian food, clothing and languages are varied with respect to different states. The food varies in its taste, but every food has its own nutrient value and every region is specified and rich in its medicinal preparations with the home remedies. Even the clothing varies in different states which is very much particular in maintaining the dignity of woman. The varies cuisines from all over the world though have different flavours to add, still the food ingredients that have inflicted with much popularity are the junk food items which has increased the health disorders in the country. Again the dressing like the suitings for the males are an inappropriate match for the Indian type of climate. The female dresses are again a way of distraction to the perverted minds.
Even the Indians are not very much in favour of promoting their mother tongue or our national language. Instead the youth today consider it to be a shameful condition to speak in their national language Hindi. The way the foreign languages are getting prevalent in India like the French, German and Spanish, right from the school level, is the example of how much we provide importance to Indian languages in comparison to the foreign ones.
Employment and the Agricultural Sector
India was predominantly an agricultural based country. With the advanced globalization and cropping up of MNCs, the farming has lost its prime value in India. Agricultural science has the least focus amongst the youngsters who consider farming as a shameful profession and look down upon the same. Employment through MNCs have lucrative deals attracting the bulk of manpower who are working for the other countries as their customer care representatives. We are losing our health and our status and slowly getting to the age of economic slavery due to these MNCs. This is what the globalization has provided Indians through their emergence.
To conclude we can call Globalization as a slow spreading risk factor that has covered almost the entire country with its severity. With some positivity of having a generalised knowledge of the culture throughout the world and the happening and incidences globally, still the major negative impacts are quite alarming for our country. Hence, we need to more very cautiously with the globalization process preserving our nation’s pride and maintain our cultural prestige.
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Scholar Asked on September 28, 2018 in EDUCATION.
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Scholar Asked on September 25, 2018 in EDUCATION.
આમ તો ભારતભરમાં ભિન્ન ભિન્ન જાતિના લોકો હળી-મળીને રહેતા હોવાથી વર્ષભર તહેવારો ઊજવાતા રહે છે, પરંતુ ગુજરાતમાં તહેવારોની જે મજા અને લોકોમાં તહેવારો પ્રતિ જે ઉત્સાહ જોવા મળે છે એ અનેરો છે. ગુજરાતમાં આમ તો ધણાં બધા તહેવારો ઊજવાય છે – દિવાળી, નવરાત્રિ, જન્માષ્ટમિ, હોળી વગેરે. તેમાં પણ નવરાત્રિ એટલે નાના મોટા સૌનો માનીતો તહેવાર. નવ-નવ દિવસ સુધી માતાજીની આરાધના સાથે યૌવન હિલોળે ચઢેલું જોવા મળે છે.
નવરાત્રિ ના નવદિવસ સુધી લોકો માતાજીની મુર્તિ બેસાડીને કે માતાજીના નામનો ગરબો, જેમાં નવદિવસ સુધી અખંડ દિવો બળતો રહે છે, તેનું ઘરમાં સ્થાપન કરીને શ્રધ્ધાથી પૂજા અને ઉપવાસ કરે છે. શેરી, ગલીઓમાં અને મહોલ્લામા અને સોસાયટીમાં જ્યાં જુઓ ત્યાં – માં પાવા તે ગઢથી ઊતર્યા માં…. પંખીડા તુ ઉડી જાજે પાવાગઢ રે….. મારી મહાકાળી ને જઈને કહેજે ગરબે રમે રે… જેવા ભકિતરસમાં ડૂબેલા પ્રાચિન તથા અર્વાચિન ગરબા સાંભળવા મળે છે. દરેક વિસ્તારોમા લોકો પાસેથી ફાળો એકત્ર કરીને જુદાં-જુદાં મંડળો પોત-પોતાના વિસ્તારમા નાના મોટા મંચ તૈયાર કરે છે. સાંજ થતા જ છોકરાઓ -છોકરીઓ આજે શું પહેરવું? આજે કેવી રીતે તૈયાર થવું? વગેરે ની તૈયારીમાં લાગી જાય છે. રાત થતાં સુરીલી સુર અને તાલની ધમાધમ સાથે ગરબાની રમઝટ ચાલુ થઈ જાય છે જે મોડી રાત્રી સુધી ચાલ્યા કરે છે.
નવરાત્રિમાં માતાજીના દરેક મંદિરોમાં શ્રધ્ધાળુઓની ભીડ જોવા મળે છે. પાવાગઢ, અંબાજી, માતાના મઢ કે મહુડી જેવા સ્થળોએ તો વહેલી સવારથી મોડી રાત સુધી લાંબી-લાંબી કતારો લાગે છે. ઘણી જગ્યાએ આ દિવસો દરમ્યાન માતાજીના ભંડારાનુ આયોજન રાખી ને પ્રસાદી વહેંચાય છે. કેટલાંક લોકોના શરીરમાં આ દિવસોમાં માતાજી આવે છે, તેમાં સત્ય શું છે? અને તેની પાછળ વિજ્ઞાન છે કે અંધશ્રદ્ધા? તેના સવાલો કરતા વધુ મહત્વની છે તમારી શ્રધ્ધા. શ્રધ્ધા જેટલી મજબૂત હશે, એટલો જ અતૂટ વિશ્વાસ આવશે.
નવરાત્રિ ભાવ, ભક્તિ અને આરાધનાનો તહેવાર છે, પણ આજના દોરમાં યુવક-યુવતીઓએ આ પવિત્ર તહેવારનો ખોટો ફાયદો ઉઠાવીને તેની ગરિમાને ઠેંસ પહોંચાંડી છે. આ તહેવારનો ફાયદો ઉઠાવીને યુવક-યુવતીઓ પોતાની મરજી મુજબ નુ આચરણ કરે છે. યુવાન છોકરીઓ મા-બાપ ના વિશ્વાસને ઠેંસ પહોંચાડતાં ગરબાના નામે પોતાના યુવક-મિત્ર સાથે ફરતી રહે છે. અમદાવાદ વડોદરા જેવા મોટા શહેરોમાં આ દિવસો પછી ઘણી કુંવારી છોકરીઓને સૌથી વધુ ગાયનોલોજીસ્ટની જરૂર પડે છે, અને ગર્ભપાતના કેસ પણ વધુ જોવા મળે છે, જે આપણા માટે ઘણી શરમની વાત છે. માતાજીની આરાધના કરવાના આ પવિત્ર તહેવાર પાછળ આ બધું ન થાય તો નવરાત્રિ ખરેખર ખૂબ જ મજાનો તહેવાર છે.
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Scholar Asked on September 25, 2018 in TECHNOLOGY.
With Xiaomi gaining momentum at the expense of traditional OEMs such as Samsung, one might wonder what exactly is driving that onward march. Almost assuredly, the answer you will all reach is one: It’s all about the way its phones are priced. But, how? Here are few reasons:
- Selling the products online: Xiaomi’s products are pretty much exclusively sold through its web stores, which is a massive money saver. It entirely bypasses distributors and third-party retailers, both of which seek profits of their own and inflate the price.
- Radical Strategy: Xiaomi products remain on the shop shelves for about 14–15 months and then a new device is launched. They launch new gadgets at perfect time. Because the hardware components’ cost drops down the road, especially in an industry as heavily characterized by rapid improvements in technology. So, there’s need of a new high-tech mobile every year.
- Advertising: Xiaomi doesn’t spend money on traditional boost awareness, the company has relied on social networking sites, the press and its own customers, known as Mi fans(I am a Mi Fan :P), to help spread the word.
- Limited Units: Releasing only a limited quantity of phones each time it is launched, has been a staple of Xiaomi’s business that’s helped keep costs down. No extra-manufacturing.
This is how they keep the prices low and provide high-tech gadgets. I am using Redmi Note 3 for a year now, and it is working all fine. 🙂
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1881 માં એક સામાજિક કાર્યકર્તા નરેન્દ્ર મેગજી લોખંડી (જયોતિ બાઈ ફ્યુલના પાલક) એ રવિવારને રજા તરીકે જાહેર કરવા બ્રિટિશરો વિરુદ્ધ ચળવળ શરૂ કરી. તે અમને રવિવારના રોજ સામાજિક સમસ્યાઓની સંભાળ રાખવાની રવિવાર ઈચ્છે છે. તેમણે આ આંદોલન 8 વર્ષ સુધી ચાલુ રાખ્યું હતું કે બ્રિટિશ સરકારે રવિવારને 1889 માં રજા જાહેર કરી હતી. તે દિવસથી ભારતમાં રવિવાર રજા છે મેગેજીએ ભારતના વેપાર સંગઠનના પિતા તરીકે સન્માનિત કર્યા.
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Scholar Asked on July 9, 2018 in PHYSIOLOGY SCIENCES.
Knowledge that does not require assumptions is called by various names. Direct, unmediated, intuitive etc. I prefer ‘knowledge by identity’. As Aristotle noted all other knowledge is either tautological or uncertain. Only what the sages call upper-case ‘Knowledge’ is free of assumptions. The rest is called ‘relative knowledge’.
So in reply to the question ‘Is it possible to know something without any assumptions?’ I’d say that it is not possible to truly know something any other way. It seems to me this is a matter of logic.
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Scholar Asked on February 8, 2018 in ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.
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Scholar Asked on March 24, 2017 in EDUCATION.
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Scholar Asked on March 14, 2017 in POLITICAL SCIENCE.
Security Analysis of India’s Electronic Voting Machines
Elections in India are conducted almost exclusively using electronic voting machines developed over the past two decades by a pair of government-owned companies. These devices, known in India as EVMs, have been praised for their simple design, ease of use, and reliability, but recently they have also been criticized because of widespread reports of election irregularities. Despite this criticism, many details of the machines’ design have never been publicly disclosed, and they have not been subjected to a rigorous, independent security evaluation. In this paper, we present a security analysis of a real Indian EVM obtained from an anonymous source. We describe the machine’s design and operation in detail, and we evaluate its security, in light of relevant election procedures. We conclude that in spite of the machine’s simplicity and minimal software trusted computing base, it is vulnerable to serious attacks that can alter election results and violate the secrecy of the ballot. We demonstrate two attacks, implemented using custom hardware, which could be carried out by dishonest election insiders or other criminals with only brief physical access to the machines. This case study contains important lessons for Indian elections and for electronic voting security more generally.
Can the problems with EVMs be fixed?
Not easily. The entire class of voting systems to which these EVMs belong has inherent problems that stem from a lack of transparency. They force voters to trust software and hardware without proper means of verification.
This answer accepted by MR_ROBOT. on March 14, 2017 Earned 15 points.
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