Saturday, 22 February 2014

GT Review
Pg.6 - The Global Times| Monday, February 17, 2014

“Close encounters”

Some experiences in life leave a long lasting impression on us. As teenagers and young adults get more and more involved in monotonous schedules and achieving materialistic goals, they tend to forget to stop and take a moment to find out what they really want to do in life. A soon to be 19 year old myself, I’m only beginning to feel the enormity of this.
Shrishti Kajaria, AIS Gur 46, XI A had a touching encounter with a woman named Vrinda Devi, an employee at a garment shop. It was a part of the task needed to do as a finalist in Youth Power – a competition launched in the year 2008 by The Global Times with the mission to sensitize the youth towards social issues.  Although Kajaria had started out as any other teenager would, taking part with enthusiasm to only win the competition, this particular interview completely changed her mind-set. Listening to Vrinda Devi talk about her life, the difficulties she faced daily, how hard it was to be a financially independent woman and seeing her in tears broke her heart.
She writes that there is more to life than studying and materialistic enjoyments. “I have realised that Youth Power is not a competition, not a trophy to be won and be proud of. It is about reaching out and touching lives”, concludes Shrishti.

GT Review
Pg.6 - The Global Times| Monday, February 17, 2014

“Little pearls of wisdom”

Deadlines - an overused word in today’s times. Submission of assignments, completion of projects, presentations, preparation for a test - all done overnight to be submitted the next day. The result being - incomplete work, groggy eyes and a headache. So why don’t we start doing something when we should and not start when it should have been the time to complete it.
In this article by Mansha Jain, AIS Gur 46, VIII E, she writes that everybody is in a hurry. They rush through their work and want quick results. More often than not, people don’t get desirable results for work done in haste. This results in frustration and impatience.
Rome was not built in a day. This quote seems to have lost meaning. People need to realize that true success can never be achieved through short cuts. Only by working efficiently and using our time well can we achieve our goals. As Rudyard Kipling had written in his poem ‘If’-
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And---which is more---you'll be a Man, my son! 

Submitted by

Muktaparna Boruah

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