Natural Disasters and Mankinds Responsibility

“Dont stop till u get enough”, This has been the motto of mankind since the inception of life on earth. The extreme greed for  leading a better lifestyle has propelled us, humans to make advancements after advancements . This very lust has seldom backfired . These are the results of too much experiments on mother nature.
“To err is human” one might say, but the things or deeds that bring forth such catastrophes aren’t mistakes, they are prolonged practices of bad habits.
Let’s consider earthquakes, which has rattled us of late. One might wonder what has mankind got  to do with earthquakes? Well, various kinds of bombs are being exploded in the mountains or beneath the ground to maintain their distance from the populated areas. There explosions sent tremors down the tectonic plates, which shake them up and give rise to the earthquakes. These explosions, specially nuclear, bring about climatic changes which spur volcanic eruptions too. The only remedy is to lower the frequency of these fatal explosions. It is true that scientists crave for advancements in their field and in our daily lives but we can’t let our survival be at stake for it.The hilly regions, which are mostly tourist attractions are mostly home to numerous hotels. The hotels change the very topography of that area. As a result  the region becomes unstable and give rise to landslides. The over constructed buildings start to fall like lego blocks. The most notable incident of this type was the Uttarakhand catastrophe of 2013. The engineer built a dam to support the hydroelectric facilities but the dam couldn’t stop the raging river. When the Alakananda went haywire it took the entire place with it. The journey of the innocent pilgrims proved to be their journey towards eternity. This flood brought landslides as well it  toppled numerous buildings encourse. Not only this there is always a chance of an epidemic after such an incidence. So, the people could have built a few less and have maintained the serenity of the place. Well, that’s only  for speculation. Nowadays, we come about many “green” projects. These “green” projects are dedicated to stop being converted to “grey”. Yes i’m talking about deforestation. Hectares of forestland are cleared off in the blink of an eye to construct the high roads and the high rises. The people are oblivious of the fact that the trees suck up the CO2 and give us O2 to breathe. If we don’t “C” with our two “O”s then , who will? The excess CO2  in the atmosphere rise the temperature of the earth due to the greenhouse effect. Prolonged duration of excessive heat delays the monsoon and brings forth droughts.  It is also the cause for the melting of the glaciers. The vehicular emissions and CFC’s cause holes in our natural blanket, the ozone layer. The ozone layer, if depleted , gives entry to the harmful  UV rays which is highly responsible for skin cancerand spur cyclones as well. So, we might use our car a little less, turn off that tube in an empty room or even use the public transport  to take your beloved in a date. If we can abide by these norms which all the evs books have been repeatedly telling us to do then, we just might buy some more time for our grandchildren to live.
Another fatal cause that gives rise to the global warming is its distant cousin, Deforestation. As the land i being cleared of the trees , the top soil becomes loose and tends to wash away, hence causing landslides. The top soil is the most updated version of  soil in the soil family and supports the plant life. When the land land gets devoid of the top soil, it becomes infertile which might result in dust bowls like the one in the US.
We, the humans are the biggest threat to us. Our deeds, rather greeds cause such events. While we go gaga over the role of humans in the natural disasters, others might oppose. They might say that ,“The entire concept is an oxymoron. How can natural disasters be manmade ? According to History, the glaciers are melting since twelve thousand years back, what were we doing back then?. Humans cant cause the disasters they can amplify them!”. Here, I say that ,”these aren’t natural disasters, its a false coinage, it’s absolutely MAN MADE!”
-roy samya            

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Profession or Education?

If “the survival of the fittest” be the principle of one’s life or existence for a suitable livelihood, then one must have proper education and a sound qualification. Not only for a suitable livelihood but also for a obtaining a good job one must have academic knowledge.
Vocational education can only help one to become no more than a pedant. If one has to seek a good profession the he or she must understand the difference between profession oriented and knowledge oriented education. Inspite of having tremendous knowledge if someone doesnot have a suitable job then it becomes hard to survive in the twentieth century. For easier employment our society must opt for building career oriented education systems.
Following the maxim, “live and let live” one must learn how to live first and then should give away to look into other stuff. Many people are there who really study for the sake of gaining knowledge but the majority are hell bent on studying to secure the monetary insurance for the rest of their lives. This kind of attitude is extremely logical as there is too much COMPETITION nowadays. There is a very funny contemporary saying that “ There is no end of knowledge so one should not try to know even a bit of it”. Truly everyone only aquires that bit of education that would secure a roof over their head. As far as my views are concerned. I certainly prefer the profession based education because one must lay stress on the field or strata that he or she aspires to work in. this will also act as a boost in enhancing their career life. One should never be “ a jack of all but a master of none”. For instance, if someone considers football to be his passion then he must concentrate on the field. Sadly, the present day scenario doesn’t allow that, these kinds of aspirers are forced to depart from their passion and are overburdened with everything else. Education should not be restricted within the books. Today Cristiano Ronaldo, Bill gates, Johnny Depp etc.. have reached the zenith because they considered their passion to be their profession and worked hard on it.
Several children in India dream of representing the country in cricket but due to lack of support and enthusiasm they fail and keep failing miserably. The age of technology brought forth new gadgets to ease one’s lifestyle. To grab the know how’s of it every tom dick and harry set out to be an engineer or a doctor. Even those who weren’t supposed to be were forced to as Mr.Kumar’s son was studying IIT or Mr.Chatterjee’s daughter was giving the joint entance.
Now in the year 2015 we are not running out of tv screens nor did we fall short of cellular but there are shortages of food in plenty places round the country. Still in our country there are more engineers than agriculturists. Is it funny? Maybe.