Nearly a century ago when floods ravaged Kerala, Mahatma Gandhi had termed the misery of the people as “unimaginable” and stepped in to mobilise over ₹6,000 to help them
Many had skipped a meal daily or given up milk to find money to contribute to relief fund mobilised by Gandhi
Source : The Hindu
Opinion : may we realise the importance of self made money even to give others .
Data and facts, once so carefully mined, evaluated and presented by experts, can now come, unchecked, from anyone. And since mobocracy demands that the mob be placed above all else, there is simultaneously a debunking of traditional sources of information — institutions, scholars, journalists, media houses.
The electronic age made acquiring and dispensing information really easy: books, reports, maps, data and facts are just a keyboard click away. Knowledge has been democratised to an unprecedented degree.
The attempt to simplify everything to the point of infantilism is a peculiar disease of our times, and comes hand in hand with the deep suspicion of intellect and learning that we now see everywhere
Source ; The Hindu
My Opinion : We need to be careful while accepting Data and Information from unauthorised sources
Veteran journalist, columnist, political commentator and rights activist Kuldip Nayar died at 95 on Thursday. Journalists remembered the legendary Mr Nayar for his “fearless” reportage and how he fought for liberal values. He was among the first few journalists to be jailed during the Emergency in 1975.
Sri Kofi Annan , former UN Secretary General breathed his last today .He can be understood from his quotes .While praying for his noble soul to rest in peace , I would like to share this wonderful quote from his writings :
People of different religions and cultures live side by side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us with very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what – and who – we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings.
As many as 539 new species of plants and animals were discovered by scientists and taxonomists in India in 2017 .It’s a big plus for Biodiversity of the country ..
Source : The Hindu Dt.6-6-18
Koraputonline says : The report speaks about the findings of Western Ghats and Himalayas .Don’t know if any research was done in the Eastern Ghats including the Deomali range .Hope researchers would pay attention towards this possibility next time .