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May'16

5 UPSC candidates turned All Odds to achieve their Dreams

Ansar sheikh :  turned all odds in an opportunities ( Jalna, Maharashtra) Ansar Ahemed sheikh, a 21 years old son of an auto-rickshaw driver and a brother of a mechanic has made his family proud by achieving his goal of becoming IAS officer. Ansar has cracked the most difficult and prestigious UPSC examination in his very first attempt. Today, people all over the world are congratulating Ansar for his grad success but his journey towards success was not that easy. His family background, economic and social standards were not at all supportive during his struggle. Ansar’s father is a rickshaw driver, brother is a garage mechanic and his mother is a home-maker. Ansar Sheikh from District. Jalna did his schooling from zila parishad school of Jalna. Later, Ansar had did his graduation from Fergusson College Pune. With the poor economic condition he has also faced severe caste discriminations during his graduation period in pune. In spite of having various difficulties Ansar stayed focused towards his goal and proved himself. Like Ansar Sheikh, One should turn all odds in opportunities to lead a successful life.   Govind Jaiswal : a Proud IAS officer (Varanasi, Maharashtra)  He was born in Varanasi. His …

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May'16

5 Middle Class People Going Out Of Their Way To Help The Poor

Mohammed Ayub : Teaches Thousands Of Slum Children For Free In Peshawar (Pakistan)   In a country where everyone is struggling for his own progress and happiness, people like Mohammed Ayub are trying to change the definition of progress and happiness. This 58 years old government employee teaches 200 underprivileged children for free every day. Each day at 3 pm, after finishing his day at work, he reaches to a garden near the building of Pakistan’s parliament. Around 200 children from different economic background are lined up, waiting for him at the park, ready to learn. It all started 30 years ago, when Ayub’s family was living in a village and he alone was working in the city. He decided to utilize his free time by doing something for the well-being of the society. Now, thousands of his students have passed from last three decades. They are having decent jobs too like him. Society is definitely in need of many more people like Mohammed Ayub to reduce an economic gap between rich and poor.   Ganesh Dalvi : A True Care Taker (Pune, Maharashtra)   Ganesh is a journalist and a voice over dubbing artist, associated with various NGO’s from …

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May'16

5 Rich People Extending Helping Hand To Underprivileged People In The Society

Elizabeth Sholtys : A Mother Of Slum Kids Of (Pune, Maharashtra)   Elizabeth Sholtys, a resident of United States has started working as a volunteer in various NGOs, orphanages and hospitals while studying in United World College in Pune. She is working for slum children in Pune from last 10 years.   In 2005 she had formed ‘Asharaya’ a residence for street children. The work of ‘Asharaya’ began with the residential programme for four kids. This center deals with the overall development of children right from the age of 1 year to 18 years. Elizabeth is like a friend, philosopher and guide to them. She is more concerned about their educational as well as personality development.  A small initiative from upper class always makes a big difference in the life of these kids.   Ajit Saxena : From A Railway Officer To A Foster Father (Chennai, Tamil Nadu)   Ajit Saxena, is currently posted as the Chief Commercial Manager of Southern Railways in Chennai. But he does something more worthwhile than just earning money for his family. He has accepted the parenting of the children of dead farmers from the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra. He is a philanthropist, a foster …

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May'16

5 Points to be understood before appearing for an Elementary/Intermediate Grade exam

Are you good at drawing? Do you want to make a career in the field of fine arts or commercial arts? Are you looking at ‘Drawing’ more than just a subject? Then you must prepare yourself for the Elementary and Intermediate Grade Examination. The Elementary and Intermediate Grade Examination was instituted in the year 1880 by the Art Directorate of Government of Maharashtra. It started with 18 students for the first ever examination. Moving on to around 2 lakh students who appear for this examination every year. Here are some tips that An Elementary/ Intermediate candidate should understand before he/she appears for the exam. Focus on your artistic goal: There are many students around you, who want to attempt this grade exam. They might force you to attempt the same exam. But if you are planning a career in drawing, then do not take this exam as casually as they are taking it. Focus on your art that will help you grow. 2. Know the syllabus : There are 6 different subjects you will have to concentrate on while preparing for this exam. Those subjects are: still drawing, Nature drawing, Memory drawing, Design, freehand, geometry. Each subject demands different skills. …

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19

Apr'16

5 people with ordinary lives that are chasing their dreams by helping the society

1. Pravin Nikam: A Period Man Pravin Nikam, a 23 year old boy, a strong headed feminist is working on ‘menstruation and personal hygiene’ under which he and his friends arrange seminars or a series of lectures for the women in rural areas. It was on a visit of Assam that Pravin met a  girl named ‘Roshni’ who was restricted from attending school due to her monthly cycle. He fought for her rights with those villagers and made her sit in the school. This incident has changed his life completely; he had formed a NGO named ‘Roshni Foundation’. Under which he works for spreading awareness about the issue of ‘menstruation and personal hygiene’ especially among the women and adolescent girls of lower economic strata. 2. Nilesh Zawar : A Real Nature Lover Nilesh Zawar a Chartered Accountant and an enthusiastic nature lover decided to defocus on his family profession of CA firm and set up a free-range dairy near Nashik. Where he has kept a large number of cows in a very comfortable and humane environment that encourages cows to produce a sufficient quantity of milk in totally organic atmosphere. Also, this organic dairy farm has become a picnic spot for those who are …

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03

Apr'16

Ten Tips For Last Minute Preparation of CET Exam

It’s not easy! Of course it’s not; studying for the exam itself is a difficult task as it deals with the competition, stress, social pressure and struggle of proving self. In addition to that, studying for an entrance exam is not a regular feature in any student’s life. But the competition is a vital element of one’s life, as competition leads to the struggle for success and the success results in the positive development of a mankind. Though the syllabus of CET contains most of the portion that you have covered in the boards, it creates the same amount of stress that affects not only your mental health but also your entire family. Let’s not make this happen…… let’s find some easy ways for the last minute preparation of this CET examination. 1. Relax yourself: Stop blaming yourself for not taking this exam seriously and leaving some topics for the last minute preparation.Relax, and be ready for the last minute preparation of the exam. 2. Focus on the subject: Don’t confuse yourself by taking too many chapters or topics at a time for the last minute study. List out the chapters or the topics that you have studied deeply and …

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01

Apr'16

Learn how to play Sitar: a string instrument

A musical instrument is an instrument created or adopted to make some unique and refreshing musical sounds. Every musical instrument is known for its different musical pieces that are composed and used for representing different moods in a film, a play or for any artistic creation.   Sitar is a classical instrument used especially for emphasizing on the pleasant moods of the artist or for creating background music while showing the pleasant changes in the Nature. Overall the strings of sitar connect you to the artistic transformations and help you in spreading the positive vibes all around your small world.   Composition of sitar: Sitar is a plucked string instrument used mainly in Indian classical music. The composition of sitar is complex yet attractive that easily drags your attention. A sitar can have 18.19.20 or 21 strings. Six or seven of these are played strings which run over the curved area of sitar. And the rest of all are sympathetic strings which resonate on the head of the instrument. The instrument has two bridges. the large bridge is known as ‘Badaa Goraa’ and the small one is named as ‘chotaa Goraa’. The large bridge is used for playing the drone …

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01

Apr'16

Learn How to play Tabla: a Rhythmic Instrument

  Na…Dhin…Dhin…Na…! Is the rhythm we always hear in the beginning of any musical concert. An instrument that plays such rhythm is commonly known as ‘Tabla’. It is an essential musical instrument that plays a vital role especially in the world of north Indian music. Tabla consists of two wooden drums. One smaller and one larger. the larger drum positioned on the left is called ‘Bayan’ and the smaller one kept on the right side is known as ‘Dayan’. Both the drums have equal importance in music. Each drum has a different pitch but together they make a distinctive tone. A tabla player is always considered as the center of attraction and automatically draws attention of the audience. The musical instrument like Tabla may attract you at first, but it needs certain amount of dedication and patience to learn this musical instrument.     There are some basic steps one has to follow  while learning to play Tabla: Before starting to play Tabla, one needs to understand the structure of the Tabla, and the position in which a table player needs to sit during his classes or the concert. Sit cross legged on the ground. The position of your waist …

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31

Mar'16

Learn How to Play Rabab: An ancient Classical Music Instrument

As we say music has no bar of language, region, religion or caste. Music has the magical power of healing the mind and soul. Every musical instrument has its own identity and every note that comes out from any instrument is appealing. When we consider all the musical instruments introduced in the different parts of the world by various communities, we should think about the instruments that are hardly used in the concerts and hence rarely known to the audience. Here, we are going to inform you about ‘Rabab’ one of the classic musical instruments rarely used in the concerts but can have everlasting impact on audiences. ‘Rabab’ is a musical instrument originating from central Afghanistan. It derives its name from the arab “Rebab” which means “played with a bow”. Rabab is also known as lions instrument and is one of the national instruments of Afghanistan. Classical afghan music is incomplete without this musical instrument. ‘Mian Tansen’ was a prominent Indian classical music composer, musician and vocalist. He was one of the ‘Navratnas’ (nine jewels) at the court of the mughal emperor Jalal-ud- din Akbar. Tansen was also an instrumentalist who has a major contribution in popularizing ‘Rabab’ as an …

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30

Mar'16

Learn to play Dholak : An interesting musical instrument

Music has the universal language. No barrier can stop a person from experiencing the sense of love, purity and satisfaction from music. But universally accepted forms of music have emerged by making the use of different instruments like Tabla, dholak, Sitar etc. Each musical instrument has its own flavor that decides and maintains the standard of any musical concert. Here, we must differentiate between the instruments like Tabla or dholak and sitar or flute. Because, all these instruments fall into the different categories with some distinct characteristics. Let’s focus ona musical instrument ‘dholak’. ‘Dholak’ is a widely accepted musical instrument particularly used in the concerts of Indian folk music as well as the homely programs likebhajan sandhya or wedding sangeet. Configuration of dholak: Dholak is a double headed hand drum. It is barrel shaped; at times a cylindrical drum with skins on both the sides. One side of Dholak is smaller and tighter to produce a high pitched sound, while the other is larger to serve as the bass side. Both the sides are equally important and help you in developing your sense of folk music. People say that dholak works the same way as Tabla, but that’s not true. …

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