Elation, Excitement and Enigma is what COMFEST is all about. An event that started more than a decade ago, has now turned out be a mammoth affair, a techno- cultural event which is embedded like a precious jewel in the heart of every Jaipurian. The most special and distinct feature of this fest is that it is an exclusively student oriented event. Students are so passionate about this event, that they start planning for it months in advance.
Unless you have been living under a rock, you probably do not know what it is. The Blue Whale Challenge is a ‘game’ which gives you 50 tasks, ranging from listening to psychedelic music, to self-mutilation and the ultimate challenge is to commit suicide.
However shocking it sounds and stupid it would be for someone to actually start playing it, there are hundreds of people who have lost their lives playing this game. That’s roughly equivalent to the number of casualties which occur in a terrorist attack, which tells us how this game is no joke, and needs to be dealt with seriously and urgently.
Writing enables us to express our emotions, feelings and opinions in a coherent and articulate manner. Today when technology is at its peak and almost half the civilization is linked through social media and internet, blogs serve the purpose of providing an equal platform to everyone, irrespective of one’s background, to make one’s feelings, opinions and emotions public. These blogs give us the freedom to voice our opinions on the plethora of topics we can think of. It is not only a common platform for all to write and act creatively but it also provides jobs to the talented individuals seeking employment in the literary field. Many companies have their own blogging sites where they employ these individuals to promote their ideologies and highlight their achievements whereas the government uses its sites to promote social education and schemes related to various sectors of the state. Many blogging sites like The Quint have become immensely popular among the teenagers. These sites address the common problems related to teenagers and even warn them against any illegal or criminal activity which may have them involved knowingly or unknowingly. The young individuals who in the past were unable to turn their passion for writing into their profession have been extremely benefitted by it. Many scams of the government which earlier used to go unnoticed are now making headlines as the new tech savvy generation knows it all. It has given a new direction to our right to information. We demand answers now. In this fast changing world blogs are not just a net surfing material. In today’s society blogs have the potential to change the way people think, act and behave. So friends ,if you have a flair for writing and have your personal views on different subjects and most importantly, if you want your views and opinions to reach out to people, you will find no better platform than blogging.
THE PROS OF DONATING BLOOD
Donating your blood is definitely an act of goodness. Many hospitals and clinics are in constant need of the blood for different purposes. That is why it is a decent idea to donate blood that can help other people. Most of the people are of the view that donating blood can be harmful to their body but this is not true. By giving your blood, you can save the lives of people who are in need of it.
Technology brought for us machines, computers, cars and many more things. It made the world smaller by providing good communication tools, made it possible to explore the solar system and the universe and proved that the technology is totally significant for human advancement. But we are a little too much dependent on technology. From simple tasks like calculating numbers and complicated tasks like planting seeds, we depend on technology. People hardly walk or ride a cycle. Everyone wants to drive even for the shortest of distance. Most students now don’t know how to look for words in a dictionary because GOOGLE has it all. Technology has made people lazier and passive in life. The world is evolving at a fast pace to incorporate technology into every facet of our live. Because of all this, we are losing the ability to take care of ourselves in an organic or natural way.
Gursahib Kaur Bhatia
Geniuses are made, not born! Even the biggest dunce can learn from the minds of Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin. Despite the widely heard belief that geniuses are all child prodigies, a race apart from ordinary mortals, physiology claims that their success lies more in hard work than any innate intellectual gifts.
Everybody in the world is in quest of infinite power and in India politics is a platform through which one can succeed in partly achieving one’s goal. Religion is a belief and worship of God or Gods. But we have misconstrued religion, as a result of which, the main purpose of religion has been snubbed and has gone awry. People are blindly following religion like dumb driven cattle, overlooking the ideals of their true religion.
Emphatically, there is nothing wrong if the politicians are using, the religion obsessed people, as quarries to trap in the snare by guiling them with the bait of religion. Religion is the only way to wheedle the illiterate and conservative masses who would hardly understand the promise of installing a nuclear power plant or a solar panel. It is obviously more convenient to sidle a theological remark into their minds than elucidating on the logics of progress or development.
It is the people who have triggered this religion centric rivalry and the politicians are simply making the best use of it .It is the blind faith of the people that has given rise to the temerity in the ministers to cajole them into choosing them , in the name of religion.
HARLEEN NARANG (X-A)
The reality of the soul is among the most important question of life. Since time and ages different religions talk about its existence, but how do we know if souls really exist? IS the concept of soul really valid or is it just a mythical superstition. Well, a string of new scientific experiments help answer this ancient spiritual question. Yes, souls do exists. Yet, should cannot be defined as a spiritual thing haunting you by nights but is rather in the form of quantum energy; quantum theory of consciousness asserting that the souls are contained inside structure called microtubules lose their quantum state but the information within them is not destroyed. Or in a layman’s language, the soul does not die but returns to universe in the form of quantum energy as it had existed in our body back to the nature, heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing and the microtubules lose their quantum state. The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it just dissipates to the universe at large. In the event of a person’s death, it is possible that this quantum energy may exists outside the body indefinitely –as a soul. To conclude, my point is souls are not haunting spirits but the truth of our life and can be explained scientifically.
Whether we like it or not and no matter what facts and figures quote, the fact remains that “It is and will always be a man’s world”. There may be an occasional variant and exploits by exceptionally gifted women, but the crux of the matter always remains as above.
Ever since the dawn of civilization, man has showed his dominance over woman. This was the reason for such inhibitive customs, like the purdahsystem, dowry and the sati pratha. A woman plays a crucial role in a man’s life as a mother, wife and daughter but when it comes to equal rights she virtually hasnone. Thus in all crucial matters pertaining to property or ascendance to the throne, it is the son who inherits it.
Even if we concede, that man may have usurped the rights of a woman by sheer force, we still cannot deny the biological truth. The very semblance of a man brings forth a picture of brawn, rough and muscular personality, whereas a woman is the emblem of beauty,elegance and fragility. Thus, biologically also, they differfrom each other .This is the reason why they complement each other and we graciously refer to them as better halves.
Aksa Alam (XI –A)
I would like to tweak the statement a bit that “It was but now, it is not and will never be a man’s world.” We humans are the epitome of God’s creation. It astounds me even to speak on the topic, because it is obvious that the planet, the world we belong to has women too. Needless to say that when a girl is born, the society takes her as a burden but that little girl with dreams becomes a woman with vision , the vision that creates a revolution across the world. Men appear to wield the power, but it is women who rule and dominate in their sweet manner. Women are tactful, patient, andlove to pamper their ego. My opponent mentioned a few areas where men dominate but I feel that women of today have topped all male domains.
If we glance through the annals of history, women have planted their feet in every sphere be it games, politics, defense, world of scientists, academics and so on.
Last but not the least, in the future there will be no female leaders, there will be just leaders. And one thing that women have yet to learn is-
“Nobody gives you power, You just take it and world is yours”.
Palak Bhatia (XI-A)
You were given life because you were strong enough to live it’. Though it is full of ups and downs it has many facets of blessings and successes.
To some people, life is hard, cruel and merciless. These set of people see life as punishment throughout their lives. They therefore resigned themselves to fate, believing all is finished. To them, nothing that they do can ever be good.