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India’s National Animal The Tiger Is Fighting A Battle For Survival
March 22, 2017
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Tiger is one of the majestic animals of India. It is belongs to the big cat family. It is a carnivore and usually lives and hunts alone unlike the lions which hunt in groups. India had millions of tigers since time immemorial. During ancient and medieval times the amount of forests which India had and their size was also vast. They were dense too with water bodies thick long grass and green foilage too. India has different kinds of bio reserves and it has more than 12 of the ones which are there in the world.

 

Despite the varied climate and the different types of forests like the ones in the Western Ghats, Eastern Ghats, Nallamala Forests, Periyar, the Sunderbans, Ranthanbore, Nilgiri, Nandan Kanang, Kaziranga, Uttaranchal, Gir etc. Tigers can be found almost in all the forest areas in India has more than 60 tiger reserves. Tigers like to adopt to varied climates and their range of travel would be easily around more than 70 kilometers. The also migrate from one forest to another too. They also fight for territories as they are territorial by nature and would like to guard their spaces against any new entrant. They are much feared and respected for their power in India. They are also considered a source of strength and power and are also depicted as being the vehicles of Gods and Goddesses.

 

Earlier the popular of humans was limited and forests were big now unfortunately the situation has reversed. Humans are encroaching the forest areas and are building roads, railway tracks, jungle tourist resorts, Ashrams are also being constructed near the forest areas so are construction of concrete structures which are ever growing due to the manifold increase in the human population. This put a pressure on the forests, its wildlife and its eco system. Which forces the wild life to come out of their areas leading to man animal conflicts. Here the unfortunate thing to observe is it is man who is the perpetrator and and wildlife just a victim as its place has been occupied by humans. Sometimes it so happens that due to droughts or low rainfall leading to lack of water in the forests as water bodies dry up wildlife tends to come out of the forest too.

 

India is basically dependent on the monsoons for rainfall and it is these which sustain the water bodies like rivers, their tributaries, lakes, ponds and water holes etc. and the forests too.  During some years the monsoon is erratic and this leads to disturbance in the environment and ecosystem. Which in turn results migration of wildlife. From the forest to the outside in search of food and water and better habitats to live in. A good monsoon means lot of growth among different species of flora and fauna. This in effect provides abundant prey to the predators and there will be proper growth in the food chain which will sustain life in the forest.

 

Tiger being the main predator is helpful in preserving the forests, ecosystems and other wildlife too. If we remove the tiger there will be large scale growth in other animal population and that in effect will disturb the food chain leading to uncontrolled growth of other animals in the food chain. This will prove to be a disaster to the forest as a whole as more deer will lead to overgrazing and damage to the top soil of the forests. Similarly growth of other animals like leopards and other population will lead to killing of more deer thus leading to reduction in deer population. An increase in the amount of rat population will lead to damage to forests and the the soil leading to reduction to growth of trees and thus destruction of habitat due to flash floods, soil erosion and other such environmental impact which cause long term damage to forests.

 

Earlier the kings used to hunt wildlife and so did few tribes who subsisted on the fringes of the forest. Over the period of times these hunts increased and it did have some effect on the population of the tigers and other wildlife. But the coming of the British and  the rifles lead to large scale trophy hunting and many of the tigers, leopards, deer and other wildlife were killed from the beginning of the twentieth century till the time India attained independence from the British in 1947. At that time the number of tigers was a reduced lot and there was not much thrust on the part of the government towards the environment and forests as being a new country the focus was on rebuilding the Indian Economy which was in shambles. Later in the 1970 ‘s new laws were enforced and more teeth given to existing laws to protect forests and wildlife.

 

But this had not much impact as the population of the country increased exponentially and put pressure on forest lands which were occupied and used for the purpose of development and nation building. This had a cost as the number of tigers and other wildlife reduced and continued to do so leading to a few thousand tigers at present which is a sad reflection of the state of affairs. The government is doing its best but it is not enough and a lot more needs to be done. Campaigns like “Save the Tiger Campaign” were launched a “Save The Tiger Task Force” was also launched. Many tiger reserves were also created which have been named above. But all these effects are commendable a still more needs to be done.

 

Some of the problems being faced by the authorities and the environmentalists are problems of poachers who are well armed and come in gangs. These poachers are aware of the terrain well and end up killing many animals. They also sell the body parts in the illegal wildlife trade market which is a huge business worldwide and many of the buyers are in the so called developed countries. Till the time this demand from these buyers is the there tigers  face the risk of elimination. There are chances of the tigers getting extinct too in a few a years if proper steps are not taken.

 

The number of people who are staffed in the forest department is very less compared to the area they have to monitor to protect the tigers. Some of the methods being adopted to kill the tigers and other wildlife are food poisoning, use of metal clamps, snares, using weapons like guns and in some places due to man animal conflict lynching of the tigers or leopards also take place as someone in the village has been killed by the wild animals sometimes even cattle get killed too.  In some unfortunate cases there are cases of burning them too by angry villagers. Awareness is the only way to stop the problem of  man animal conflict and where required law of the land should come into play to protect wildlife.

 

Almost all parts of the tigers are traded in the international illegal wildlife trade market. Parts like Skin, bones, nails, genitals, eyes, meat, blood, paws and powder of bones etc. are all in great demand in the international marked. They are used for the purpose of  fashion accessories in the fashion industry, used as Chinese medicines, religious purposes, claws and some other parts are worn as lockets. There is a big industry of quackery which is running which also uses these parts for the purpose of medicines and cure which is nothing but rubbish. Whiskers of the tigers are also used in religious purposes.

 

With these sort of humans one really fears for the tigers future. Governments all over the world have to come together and collectively put a stamp on these sort of activities because only when the buying stops will the killing too. It is better to leave the tigers and other wildlife alone in the forests as they can in a single handed way restore the forests.  Which humans are incapable of. Governments of India has done a lot but it is insufficient and more is expected to be done if the tiger needs to survive. We owe it to our future generations to handover what we received from our elders as it is. So that they can have an environment which will sustain them and their livelihoods too.

Do you enjoy cleaning your house
March 22, 2017
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I like to clean the house when i have mood, suer i clean it daily, but i mean the cleaning and dusting which you do for the whole house, which takes day or two, not due the house big or no, but because you need to go to the corners and under the fridge and here and there including the garden.

i used to hate doing it but sure force my self to do it, then later with good instruments i started to like it, now i do enjoy it and i take my time doing it, i do not rush my self into cleaning or washing the dishes or the apparel, i like to do it with good mood, its not really hard chores to do but it takes tiem so if you look at it as time you do for making oyur house to look better and to smell good and you remember how enjoyable it is to set in such a house you will like doing these chores, of course working people find it hard but such cleaning happen once every week not daily unless you have so small kids.

i like to buy detergent and mix it with other solutions to make it light as the detergents in the market are too strong you will feel from the smell, try to like i do and you will find your home good cleaned and saved few dollars here and there too

of course as working person some needs to hire maids for part time to help with the cleaning, its really good if its under supervision, im sure there are good honest maids but how to know which is which. unless its someone you know and tried working with before. back to cleaning, just gals women put some music or put your tv show high to hear and go do your chores happily, trust me you will enjoy it if you see it as fun and do it slowely not forcefully and like a duty that has to finish now. that is how you enjoy doing the dishes and cleaning home or house

Water shortage and our duties
March 22, 2017
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I was just reading an article on Literacybas which described the importance of water in humans’ life. True there is no life without water and the day water would no more available there won’t be any life remaining, therefore we must use it very cautiously and simply go for water conservation and rainwater harvesting as there is no alternate of this.

They should take this on the priority list with immediate effect before it gets too late. Chances of making it a success are remote and out of sight in near future unless they make an all out effort. I had been in Bangalore one of the best cities of India for a long time where it used to be no shortage of water in last decade but it’s not so now.

Now there is an acute shortage of water and one tanker of water costs about $30. The local government has made it mandatory to fix water conservation or harvesting in each house but very few follow the rule as usual. They even refuse to sanction a house plan if the system not installed in a house, but there is much more to do yet.

There are many more efforts to do to save water, which is going down the drain. Save it for the future of your future generation. Otherwise, the future looks very bleak. I think I have mentioned in other websites and tried to make people aware of a big problem that we are going to face in very near future especially with such a big population that we have in our country that has not enough to drink.

Therefore, there is a dire need to make programs and go all out but you know our government is not at all worried and doing a thing in this direction and making only plans and not implementing them with firmness would take us nowhere. The way we are wasting water and doing nothing to store it. We are going to face a big problem in near future in case we do not act now.

Will the next war be fought for water?
March 22, 2017
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According to sources we have already used more than 70% earth water over the years and it’s not hard to imagine that rest of the water will not last for a long time if we do not go all out to recharge it.

I feel so sorry for the people living in the areas with acute water shortage. I even feel guilty when I hear that people are walking for miles to fetch water for drinking purpose. I felt too bad when I watched the water is being sent by water tankers to areas where water is not available for a large number of citizens.

Actually it’s a common problem being faced in number of countries and as I have read several times that the next world war will be fought over the issue of water seems to be very likely in a not so distant future. If we go deeper into the Indian water crisis almost 70% of water to Indian cities is supplied through water derived from ground which is causing a rapid fall in water level.

So what is the solution for providing water to everyone on the planet? In my views there is no other alternative but to conserve the available water before it becomes too late. We shall have to fight at multiple points to achieve the target. We shall have to go for various water conservation programs.

We have rules regarding rain water harvesting in place but not following them seriously which is one of the main reasons that more than 85% of rainwater goes down the drains. If we could utilize that water properly more than 50% of our present scarcity for water could be solved.

We should immediately revive our water ponds which are capable of recharging the water level of the earth. We are one of the largest populated countries in the world and our population is increasing at such a rapid rate that if we do not wakeup at this very moment the situation will soon go out of our hands.

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Wake up or face draught in near future
March 22, 2017
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22 April is celebrated as Earth Day every year and as you will see everyone including Google doing a lot of talking to remind you constantly about the importance of the day. But what is so important in this particular day or what we have done to preserve earth from environmental degradation! I know most of us have no answer.

Environment is the front page news but for all the wrong reasons. There is nothing new the newspapers often carry headline news for last few years. Why, I read news only recently that water is being transported to different areas by special trains.  I read the other day only that water is under protection of armed guards.

Political parties are taking full advantage of this situation by targeting ruling parties but the fact is every political party is culprit of ignoring the issue. They have done precious little to save the water or educate the masses. They have not done anything for conservation of water. The result, the water which was available at 20-30 fit has gone down as low as 100-250 ft from ground level.

In some place the water level has gone down as low as 1000 ft below the ground level.  I remember the time when water was easily available at 30 ft in Bangalore but recently they tried to dig a bore-well in expecting water at 800 ft but they dug up to 1000 ft deep yet failed. And Bangalore is among the first cities of India with rain-water harvesting rule in place.

The problem has taken an ugly form as the official reports say that more than 25% people are living in the areas facing acute shortage of water. That means over 300 million people are suffering from draught like situation and this is only the beginning of summer. The environmental problems are undoubtedly the side-effects of over industrialization but our planners have missed the conservation part of water so very badly.

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How can We Save Water for our Coming Generations
March 21, 2017
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We all should try to save water as it is of utmost importance to us. Water is an essential part of our lives and we cannot even think of our life without water. As we are members of the society, we should try to save water by different means and shouldn’t leave everything on Government and its policies.

Ways which can help in saving water:

  1. Make people aware of Bad effects of Water wastage and Good things of saving water. Most people are unaware and they are ignorant to their wastage of water.
  2. Rain water should be saved. In this case Government should help as well to make places where in the rain water can be saved and can be utilized effectively later on and many places in Southern part of India are utilizing this method very well and in other countries as well.
  3. Government should check and punish the wrong doers who are wasting water with their negligence.
  4. Use of Recycled water for Agriculture and other activities like that except for cooking and drinking.
  5. Close the Water tap when it’s not in use so that it won’t unnecessarily waste the water.
  6. Wash your vehicles with wet clothes rather than using flexible water pipes and throwing water on the car or bike. Most water gets wasted through this process and efforts should be made by government that these people should use only recycled water and will only wash with wet cloths rather than wasting many buckets of water in cleaning.

It’s us who should change ourselves to save water for us and for our coming generations and there is no substitute for water and we require water for almost everything, for drinking, for cleaning, for cooking, for washing clothes. Also we should try to not infect the water of ponds and rivers as still we see people throw many things in the rivers and ponds which infect the water.

Water is a Boon and blessing for us by God and we should use it effectively as well.

Beautiful,colorful, and cool season is autumn.
March 21, 2017
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In India, we count six seasons in year. Autumn is the one of them. It is composed of September & October. It comes after Rainy Season.

It is third season of year when fruit is gathered. So, it is knows as fruit gathering season.

Autumn is at war with rain. The Autumn win dispels clouds in the sky.Sunny weather of Autumn wipes off the footprints of rainy season.

The muddy paths are dried up. Bogs & swamps are no more seen. The marshy land gets dried & ditches are dried too. Gutters are dried up.

Water in ponds & rivers is no more muddy. The mud in water goes down unto the beds & the water looks clear & blue. It is transparent.

Autumn is the decked with beauties of nature. The dry clouds float in sky. Most of them are white & bulging. They look like sail boats fluting on sea.

Sometimes clouds drizzle & sometimes they rain few drops. The beautiful Autumnal flowers are in bloom. And We see many kinds of lotus in ponds. And They are white, blue & red. All the day they look at sun. white and blue lilies bloom in evening.

Some of lilies are red too. All nigh, they gaze at moon. The glossy moon of Autumn beams bright. The moonlit sky looks like beautiful blue glass.

Autumnal breeze passes through green bought of trees & leaves rustle. They make dreamland of light & shade. The cool touch of Autumnal wind works magic in us. We feel thrilling sensation all over body & new vision come to our mind.

Autumn is cool & beautiful. It is highly praised by lovers of beauties. Great poets of past & present have sung praise of Autumn. So Hence, we welcome this seasons.

Poets and lovers love this season .Directors of movies shoots romantic songs there.And autumn makes beautiful scenes more beautiful.

Fall is my favorite season. All leaves from trees & plants change into multi colored works of art & fall away. It creates bare, & vulnerable branches, revealing true scenery underneath

It also represents beautiful cycle of loss, regeneration & regrowth once spring season comes around.
The dead leaves & branches on ground disintegrate & turn into part of soil, which are used as seeds & fertilizer later once cold welcomes warmer weather.

There are many reasons why I love fall & why I think it’s best season, but here are just few.

The trees change color
In southern part of United States, all the seasons are very apparent. The spring season is very green, summer is very hot, the winter very cold & fall is full of magnificent colors.
The maple trees are especially vibrant with colors of red, golden yellow & combinations of both.

When I was younger we called them tree stars from movie “Land Before Time” & to this day they are my favorite trees when season changes.

This season is perfect for taking beautiful scenic photos & spending time outdoors. Nothing can relax & rejuvenate more than enjoying nature & surrounding scenery.

Beautiful,colorful, and cool season is autumn
March 21, 2017
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In India, we count six seasons in year. Autumn is the one of them. It is composed of September & October. It comes after Rainy Season. It is third season of year when fruit is gathered. So, it is knows as fruit gathering season.

Autumn is at war with rain. The Autumn win dispels clouds in the sky.Sunny weather of Autumn wipes off the footprints of rainy season. The muddy paths are dried up. Bogs & swamps are no more seen. The marshy land gets dried & ditches are dried too. Gutters are dried up. Water in ponds & rivers is no more muddy. The mud in water goes down unto the beds & the water looks clear & blue. It is transparent.

Autumn is the decked with beauties of nature. The dry clouds float in sky. Most of them are white & bulging. They look like sail boats fluting on sea. Sometimes clouds drizzle & sometimes they rain few drops. The beautiful Autumnal flowers are in bloom.

And We see many kinds of lotus in ponds. And They are white, blue & red. All the day they look at sun. white and blue lilies bloom in evening. Some of lilies are red too. All nigh, they gaze at moon. The glossy moon of Autumn beams bright. The moonlit sky looks like beautiful blue glass.

Autumnal breeze passes through green bought of trees & leaves rustle. They make dreamland of light & shade. The cool touch of Autumnal wind works magic in us. We feel thrilling sensation all over body & new vision come to our mind.
Autumn is cool & beautiful. It is highly praised by lovers of beauties. Great poets of past & present have sung praise of Autumn. So Hence, we welcome this seasons..

Fall is my favorite season. All leaves from trees & plants change into multi colored works of art & fall away. It creates bare, & vulnerable branches, revealing true scenery underneath

It also represents beautiful cycle of loss, regeneration & regrowth once spring season comes around.
The dead leaves & branches on ground disintegrate & turn into part of soil, which are used as seeds & fertilizer later once cold welcomes warmer weather.
There are many reasons why I love fall & why I think it’s best season, but here are just few.
The trees change color
In southern part of United States, all the seasons are very apparent. The spring season is very green, summer is very hot, the winter very cold & fall is full of magnificent colors.
The maple trees are especially vibrant with colors of red, golden yellow & combinations of both.

When I was younger we called them tree stars from movie “Land Before Time” & to this day they are my favorite trees when season changes.

This season is perfect for taking beautiful scenic photos & spending time outdoors. Nothing can relax & rejuvenate more than enjoying nature & surrounding scenery.

Do you buy from the first shop that you saw
March 20, 2017
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do you buy from the shop you saw your product in it or go  around and see other shops, then take a deciccion on which shop to buy from whether due to the price, design or material

i like to see as much shops as i can, see the prices of the thinngs that i wan to buy, see the deisng and length of it , check if its available or not then decide the shop that i want, its hard sometimes but some sellers make the price too high to give you some bargining as lots of us like to do

you have to barg for sure if you really worked hard for your money and you dont want to waste it on things that isnot worth that amount of money

one time i went to a shop with my family and when asked them about the rpice they told us too high price, some friend earlier told me to brag with them so i get good price as they do that on purpose as they know people will do barging, so i told the seller i want half the price, so first he refused and told us too long story about the material and where tis made at and how alsting material is and how good the design is and so on, but then he made a show how the material is really so strong, so at the end he asked gaoin how much you want price for this and sure i told him the exact price isaid before, so what he did? yes you are right, he gave it to us with the price that i wanted, if he will not earn good money frm the price that we gave trust us he would not sell it ot us at all and he would have told us no, and go to for other guests to sell it to bu the price he wanted.

 

The fastest Animal on Earth!
March 20, 2017
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Did you guess it right? No it is not the Cheetah….running in excess of 100 kmph. Infact, there are quite a few birds which move faster than the cheetah. However, none of them are any match to the Perigrine Falcon. This is a bird of prey of North America. When it swoops down on its prey from great heights it reaches incredible speeds nearly 4 times that of a cheetah!!!

Surprised….?!!! Yes, as on date the highest recorded speed of a Perigrine Falcon is 389 kmph! (242 mph). Because of this gift from nature, it can sight its prey from great heights.

Once a group of people decided to take a look of this feat of the falcon more closely. They boarded a plane and reached a altitude in excess of 10,000 feet. They carried alongwith them, a Perigrine Falcon which had been trained to catch an object. The object was held in the hand of a researcher. He also held with himself a speedometer to read their actual speed. He clung to the shoulders of a seasoned skydiver and the falcon rested on the fist of another person standing closeby. The stage was all set. With final counts and checking, lo…….the researcher clinging to the skydiver jumped off…

Falling freely under the gravitational pull, they were accelerating extremely fast. The Perigrine Falcon was let off immediately after their jump. The bird, trained as it was to follow the object held by the researcher, started to chase them. Remember, the bird was not falling under gravity, it was actually swooping down as it would do to a prey it had spotted below.  Initially the distance was quite a big but started to close in comfortably fast. Meanwhile the speedometer in the hands of the researcher was showing their speeds going up nearly at the rate of 10 metres per second square. Despite the huge acceleration of free fall, the Perigrine Falcon was comfortably catching them up. At last their speed peaked at 180 kmph and thereafter it stagnated at this terminal velocity. The bird comfortably came close to them and started to move around them as if playing with them.

Having been through this for sometime, it was time to open the parachute as the ground was nearing. So they did it and soon after they landed softly on a grassy field. The Perigrine falcon which was flying with them slowly came to them and the researcher patted it and handed over the object it had been seeking for. While people converged to them to congratulate them for their feat and to find out the details of their adventure, the falcon sat nearby merrily toying with the object it had sought for from such great heights.

It was a great experience for everyone present there. But for the falcon, it was just too mundane. It had been challenged to only half of its maximum speed recorded ever!

It is Nature’s one of the great creations. Even the second fastest animal on the planet ‘The Golden Eagle” has clocked only 320 kmph i.e. 200 mph. A distant second indeed!