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WHAT IS NEOWISE COMET AND THE BEST WAY TO SEE IT !

Comet Neowise has been entertaining space enthusiasts across the northern Hemisphere. Although its official name is C/2020 F3, the comet has been dubbed “Neowise” after the near earth object wide field infrared survey explorer space telescope that first noticed it earlier this year. The Neowise Comet was discovered on March 27th and it is closely passing earth, i.e, it’ll be only 200 times as far as the moon is from the earth. All the hype of this comet is because you can actually watch it with naked eye. The last time humans could see a comet with the naked eye, it was comet Hale- Bopp in 1997.

How can one see it with naked eyes?

Find the darkest possible swath of sky and make sure your eyes are adjusted so that you give yourself the best possible opportunity to see faint objects. You need 15 minutes or so to adjust your eyes, so that your pupils are adjusted, and they are used to seeing fainter thing. You can also use the app “comet neowise” developed by astrophysicist Hanno Rein of university of Toronto Scarborough to see exactly where it is, so that you know the direction which you need to look upon.

You can take a moment to look up and enjoy this beauty glazing through the space for about 20 minutes right after the sunset. A ll should witness this surreal experience before it disappears into the outer-space for next 6000 years.

SUBSTITUTES FOR THE BANNED CHINESE APPS

The central government of our country took a very massive and bold decision on 24th, July, by banning 59 Chinese apps including Tiktok, Share it, Xender and many more. In a press release, the government said, ” the applications are engaged in activities, prejudicial to sovereignty of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.” The ban has been imposed under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with relevant provisions of the Information Technology rules,2009, it said. Some of the apps which are banned are very random and aren’t that useful, but there were some apps which were very helpful and useful to the people of every age. Below is the list of the apps which you can use instead of the apps which are banned by the government.

SHARE ALL : Share All is the Indian substitute for the Chinese file transfer app “Share It”. According to its makers, ” This is app requires no active internet connectivity, can share files or data irrespective of their size and no no cable is required.

DUBSMASH : Dubsmash is a very great substitute if you are looking for an alternative for Tiktok. Dubsmash is a German based application, launched in November 2014. One of the first apps of its kind, Dubsmash was very popular initially, garnering over 50 million downloads from users in 192 countries. The app allows users to record videos of themselves lip-syncing to various audio clippings. The app is available in 20 different languages, including Hindi.

GOOGLE CHROME : UC Browser can get substituted by Google Chrome.Google Chrome mostly comes pre- installed in many android mobile phones. It supports dark mode and gets a dedicated lite mode for saving on data consumption. Plus, it lets you save and sync your accounts, passwords and payment methods across all your devices.

MICROSOFT OFFICE LENS : Cam Scanner was one of the most useful apps which got banned, but there are various options which you can select if you are looking for a similar app. Microsoft office lens lets you scan all kinds of documents and export them to word or powerpoint directly.

AJIO : Shein was a very eminent brand in India because of the clothes they offered but as it is one of the apps on the list which got banned by the central government, Ajio comes to the rescue. Ajio is a multi-branded platform that helps you to get amazing options to chose from clothes, that are stylish and perfectly affordable. The best thing about Ajio is the collection, that you will only get from the Indian manufactures.

why ANIME IS NOT FAMOUS IN INDIA???

First of all there’s no one in India who hasn’t watch anime, it used to be popular and it is popular till now but, if there are people who are thinking what particularly an anime is, so let me tell you every animation you watch like Chotta Bheem or Little Krishna are Indian animations because they are made in India in the same way animations made in Japan are called Anime. We can guess the popularity of Anime by some world wide famous shows like Dragon Ball Z, Shinchan,Pokemon,etc(many people dont know this, but yes these are also Anime).But Anime is not limited to these limited numbers, there are number of quality Anime people don’t know about.But the main problem is slowly peoples have stopped watching Anime or even worse they don’t know what anime is. So I am going to tell you some points according to my researches why, despite having big audience Anime has been wiped out of Indian Televisions.

1:Mature Content

As there is the ideology for Animation in India, that it is only for kids. Anime is like a big slap for people with this ideology.If we compare Indian TV shows with Anime.Most of the Indian TV animations have repeated story-line whereas Anime has awesome unique story-line, well influenced characters and above all it is suitable for every age group(unlike Indian TV cartoons targeting only children between 4-5 years).When adults are also there in targeted age group they have to add some adult content like relationship,sex and violence which are Censor Board won’t allow. To some extent it is right to for children to not watch such extreme content but when shows like Shinchan is also censored than it is not ok.

2:A PROPAGANDA AGAINST KIDS

It is clear to all how are mainstream media is making us fool, its main motive is to keep the audience dumb and of low IQ because if we became smart then there illogical shows will come to an end.For example a kid gets to know about gravity and solar system from Doraemon .Because of the shows kids are watching now there IQ level and understanding capability has also been worn out.For this people will say “If Anime is available in the internet then what is the need for broadcasting it in TV”they don’t understand that there are majority of people in India who don’t have much amount of. That is why Anime broadcasting in India is important because people who don’t have internet connectivity would have to look for other options like TV and movies.

3:MONOPOLY

Believe it or not our Entertainment Industry feels insecure about Anime,that is why they don’t want Anime to come in Indian Market.It is common in Indian Entertainment Industry, that there will be only some number of people who will run whole thing by themselves and won’t allow any other person to even enter.They misuse their power and put a dirty monopoly over it.

4:CULTURAL DIFFERENCE

There is a big culture difference in India and Japan, like girls in Japan mostly wear skirts unlike India where full body clothes are the first priority of society because of it shows like these are mostly banned so that Indian girls don’t get influenced by their culture. I know it does not even sound like a valid point to ban Anime in India but I have seen such extremist people who wants Anime to not air on Indian TV’s because of this.

CRICKET VS OTHER GAMES IN INDIA

Ever since my childhood, I thought cricket is our national sport. The reason behind this was very clear, as for sports I’d always watched cricket in our home , whether it was the astonishing innings of Sachin Tendulkar or deadly shots of Rahul Dravid, my family made sure to not miss even a single ball. However I don’t remember my family watching any other sport besides cricket. This is the impact of this sport in our country.It’s bitter but very true that one single game blotting many other games in India. Cricket fever has even overshadowed our national sport hockey. Theoretically, we all know that hockey is our national game but in practical vision its cricket maniac all over. No one remembers that in Shooting, Gagan Narang won four gold medals in Common Wealth Games 2010, or Indian World Champion Wrestler Sushil Kumar has won the gold medal in FILA 2010 World Wrestling Championships , but we surely know how many times the Indian cricket team has won the World Cup. You ask a child on the streets like whom do you want to become? they will instantly answer “Sachin Tendulkar” or “Virat Kohli” , but why no one ever answers “Dhyan Chand”? The reason is very simple, it is because the kids don’t even know who he is, and this is very shameful to us as a society that our children do not know who Dhyan Chand is.

Many budding players in sports like shooting, lifting, hockey etc. cannot continue their passion due to lack of governmental aid provided to them at international level which is not the case with cricket. Huge crowd pack the cricket stadium when there is India- Pakistan match, but the the stadium’s seats are found empty during other sports. It is such a shame for us that Sunil Chhetri , our Indian football team captain, had to seperatly make a video urging all the Indians to come to the stadiums to support our football team. It is such shame that our football captain have to ask us for our support, to boost their moral by marking our present at the stadium because we never care to go to the stadiums to watch their matches, which will never happen in cricket.

If this cricket mania continues, India can never perform well in the Olympics for years to come. Hence, there is a need of administration, infrastructure, training and facilities given to players of other sports than cricket so that they can shine more brightly with their stunning performances and we as an audience need to give all the attention and appreciation to the players of every sport, which we currently only give to the cricketers.

IS ANIMAL TESTING NECESSARY?

Over the time, the scientists and doctors have developed ways to test new products or medicines over the animals. Whenever the doctors come up with a cure for something, they try the medicine or the concerned products over the animals first. The product is tested on a number of different animals and only when it gives a helpful and positive outcome, it gets recommended for humans. Not only medicines but various different experiments are also conducted on animals.

Over the years, the different groups of people have either supported or criticized this system this system of animal testing. The opinion of the world is generally divided on whether the animal testing is right or wrong? Whether animals should be made the escape goats for the advantage of human race? A major class of people stands rightfully against animal testing as according to them it is an injustice being done to animals. These people say that if the lives of the humans are important, then the lives of the animals are also equally important. Just because humans are superior than animals don’t give them any right to consider the lives of others as being mere. There are many organizations like PETA(People for Ethical Treatment Of Animals) or PFA(People for Animal)etc. which are strictly against animal testing and have been trying to make it unlawful.On the other side according to the people who support animal testing , it is very important to create the right type of drug or medicine to save human lives. They believe if the humans are superior species and they have the power to dominate the over other life forms, they should dominate them and use them when required.

Some people believe since the act is cruel to animals, animal testing should be practiced only in extremely needed cases and in such ways they do harm as less animals as possible.

SUICIDE RATE AMONG MALES: A WAKE UP CALL !

Yesterday I was reading an article about suicides and the statistics and figures of males attempting and dying because of it and those were indeed horrifying. Suicide has become very common these days, be it a celebrity or a common man, we are constantly hearing news about people taking their own life. But the suicide rates among men are very shocking and alarming at the same time. According to a survey :

* Compared to women, men are 3 times more likely to die by suicide in Australia, 3.5 times more likely in the US and more than 4 times more likely in Russia and Argentina. * In 2016, the last year global data is available from the World Health Organization, there were an estimate 7,93,000 suicide deaths worldwide, mostly men. * Suicide is still the single biggest killer of men under the age 45.

After looking at the aforementioned figures, one question which pops in everyone’s mind is that what could be the possible reason behind taking this tragic step and why the numbers of males are so damn high? Well there can be numerous reason for the same. Let us try to understand the basic reasons behind the sky-scraping suicide rates among men:

* The major reason can be Communication. It is quite obvious that women are willing to share their problems whereas men tends to bottle them up. Men don’t express from what they are suffering or going through. The society has made men inexpressive and and are always expected to be strong.

* Other factor can be family or work. Worrying more about finances or trying to find a job can be exacerbate mental health issues. When there’s an economic downturn that results in increased unemployment , there tends to be an associate increase in suicide.

* Sense of isolation can also be a prominent factor. The outwardly successful professional who has prioritize career career advancement to the detriment of all else, including social relationships may sense a feel of loneliness at times.

THE DAY I MET MY INSPIRATION…

We all have someone in our life, the one we look up to and and the one we admire the most. The people who inspires us, who gives us strength to overcome all the challenges and the ones who give our life a new meaning and a new and a brighter path. This inspiration can be anyone- a person, an object, any non-living thing and it can even be an animal. Some people have found their inspiration and some are still in search of that particular thing which will give them a new prospective. Luckily I am one of those who have found their inspiration. This is a story of me narrating my first and the last meeting with my inspiration.

This incident took place 7 months ago when Covid-19 was not a big deal and just like my daily routine I was returning home from my college. That day I was quite dejected and and downhearted because my marks of the internal assessment were given and I’d scored very low marks in one subject. I’d prepared for that particular subject wholeheartedly, but still end up getting low grades.I was heading towards the bus stop, my mind full of hundreds of thoughts about my bad grades(as my college is very far from my home and I was compelled to use the public transport), suddenly a voice from behind broke my chain of thoughts. I turn around and saw a little boy, holding lots of balloons in his hands and staring at me with a heart melting smile. He came running towards me and told me whether I am interested in buying a balloon? I never liked balloons
(I am scared of them), but there was something in his smile that I ended up buying it. I gave him money(a little extra than the actual cost of the balloons) and told him that because of the rush in the public transport I would not be able to take the balloons with me, so he can keep them with him. He immediately declined me and said, ” No didi(elder sister) I cannot keep this money, if you won’t take this balloon. I want to earn money by doing some work, by selling some balloons and not like this.” I was stunned by his reply and finally agree to take the balloons. But now I was very inquisitive about this little boy so I asked him whether he will accompany me to the nearby Ice-cream shop. Initially he was hesitating but after insisting him he said okay. We went to the shop and I ordered ice-cream for both of us, meanwhile I asked him about his family and asked him why is he working at such a young age age. He told me his father died when he was 2, and his mother works as a maid. Since the income was not enough he decided to do some work after his school hours, so he started selling balloons. He said I don’t want to beg anybody for money or food, instead I will Earn them by doing work. After finishing the Ice-cream he picked his remaining balloons and say now he got to go as he wants to sell more balloons. I wished him good luck and asked him to meet me outside the shop, the next day, at the day time. He agreed and ran away.

During my whole journey I kept thinking about him, about how brave and determined he was about his goals. I suddenly felt how stupid was I to get sad about my bad grades, when my problems were nothing his front of his. The boy’s problems were giant and still he was so happy and dedicated towards solving them. A small boy, not even half of my age, unintentionally became my inspiration that day. Unfortunately he never showed up after that day, yet I feel and hope someday I will surely meet him again, again I would be able to witness that brightness on his face has his unforgettable smile.

THE CHALLENGING JOURNEY OF KFC IN INDIA

Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, is a fast food restaurant chain that is known for its fried chicken. Headquarted in Louisville, Kentucky, the United States, KFC is the world’s second largest chain restaurant after McDonald’s. Currently, KFC has more than 18,000 outlets in over 100 countries. Every day, more than 12 million customers are served at KFC outlets around the world. KFC is a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, which also owns Taco Bell and Pizza Hut. KFC was the first foreign fast food restaurant chain to enter India in 1990s after the Indian government implemented the LPG policy. At that time, KFC received permission from Indian government to open 30 outlets across the country.

The first KFC outlet in India was opened in Bangalore in June 1995 and from these outlets, the number has grown to 296 today. Fast food restaurants have gained popularity in India because of their customized menus that suits the taste-buds of the citizens. When KFC first entered the Indian market, there were a lot of protests, and the Bangalore outlet was repeatedly ran-sacked. Many Indians were worried that the western culture would seep into the Indian roots, leading to the dilution of indigenous traditions. Another KFC outlet was opened in Delhi in the same year but the combined revenue of both the outlets was not sufficient to continue the KFC business in India. The reason why KFC didn’t gained the popularity is because anti-KFC movements that accused KFC of using illegally high amount of mono-sodium glutamate, which are harmful to health. Also, the anti-KFC movements claimed that KFC sold food that was cooked and fried in pork fat. Because of these KFC had to abandon Indian market.

Once the Indian market cooled down, KFC returned to the country in 1999, and set up an outlet in Bangalore. Until 2004, KFC only operated 1 outlet in India, As the sole outlet started making money, KFC expanded its operation throughout India and today, KFC outlets can be found in a number of cities.

It is the tenacity, that won the hearts and stomachs of millions of Indians, to finally decided to embrace KFC’s dishes and gave KFC a second chance.

J.K ROWLING : THE JOURNEY OF THE FIRST MILLIONAIRE AUTHOR

Author J.K Rowling has lived a life from rags-to-riches. She lived for years with government as a single mother, and overcame a dozen rejections from publishers to become one of the most successful and widely read author in the history. After a couple of decades of “Harry Potter” , Rowling has turned the boy wizard into an entertainment franchise including books, movies, a play, a theme park and many more. When Rowling was 15, her mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. She died a decade later, before Rowling became a published author. The author studied French at the university of Exeter, graduating in 1986. Her classics knowledge was later used when she came up with the names for spells in the Harry Potter series. After graduating, Rowling worked at the research desk for Amnesty International, doing translation work.She said it didn’t suit her. On a delayed train from Manchester to London’s King’s Cross Station, Rowling came up with the idea for Harry Potter.Over the next five years she outlined the plots for seven books in the series, writing in longhand and amassing scraps of notes written on different papers. Without a job, Rowling visited different Edinburgh to write her very first novel on a typewriter. During that period, Rowling lived off government welfare. In a 2008 interview with the Sunday Times, Rowling said she was severely depressed and sought professional help. In 1995, Rowling finished the first the first Harry Potter book and sent it to publishers which was roundly straight. Her book was accepted by Christopher Little , an Obscure London literary agent. After a year, Little made a deal to print 500 copies of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” with Bloomsbury. The book appeared in print in 1997.

By March of 1999, over 300,000 copies were sold in the UK itself. “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” , the second book in the series was sold in the UK in July of 1998 also to huge acclaim and sales. In 2004, Forbes reported Rowling was the first person to become a millionaire by writing books. Later she dropped off the list because she gave so much money to charity. In 2007, Rowling finishes the series with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” , which became the fastest selling book of all time and have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 67 languages.

“BOYS DON’T CRY BUT REAL MEN DO “

“Hey! why are you crying like a girl”, “Boys don’t cry”, “How can you be afraid? Boys should be brave”, “You read books? What kind of a girly hobby is this?”. I am very sure you all must have heard things like these many times, and we still listen it everyday. These are such stereotypes which the society has made for men, and the men have to act accordingly. But do we even realise how a simple sentence can affect them in many ways. In this article we’ll be talking about these stereotypes and how adversely they affect them. The whole concept about typecasting boys starts from childhood only where we tends to buy cars and adventure toys for the boys and sweet and simple toys like barbie dolls for girls. Again I am not saying that playing with a barbie is a weird thing or something but I think it would be better if we let them decide instead about there toy preferences. Whenever a boy cries due to some reason, everyone is like “Hey! you are not a girl, stop crying”, but the question is why can’t boys cry? Boys are considered to be mentally and physically strong and are expected to bear their pain, agony, anger or sadness without showing their emotions. But it is very important to let them show their emotions, to let them feel their emotions, which will make them even more stronger. Another common stereotype which we have seen is generalization of colours by gender. Have you ever noticed that all the essentials and clothes of boys are mostly of blue colour while Pink is used for girls. So, what made us so sure that blue is boys’ favorite colour and pink is loved by girls only? Try to understand the seriousness of this concept that it has even affected the colour choice.

Because of these stereotypes, we, the society have made men emotionless, unexpressive and rigid. People must not see a boy as an emotionless human but as a human who feel emotions, who expresses emotions and who convey these emotions. Adults should try to be role models for this. even though this is a stereotype, a father should perhaps not only play soccer with his boy, but read a book too.

“And to all the boys who are reading this, it’s okay to cry, it’s okay if you feel pain, it’s okay if your favorite colour is not blue and it’s okay if you don’t like soccer but hiding your emotions and suffering in pain is definitely not okay.”