State of New York


Known for being ‘gateway for immigration’, New York marks for its lifestyle, finance, culture, transport and manufacturing. It is the third most populous and geographically, the largest state in the USA. Strategically located, the state has maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island.

It’s particularly differentiated by the city of New York which is a part of the state. As a matter of fact, the state is also a favorite tourism choice for many foreign visitors (U.S. Department of Commerce).

On being the most preferred city, the tourists are well entertained by well facilitated hotels such as 6 Columbus, Ace Hotel New York, Chambers Hotel, Dream New York, Gild Hall – A Thompson Hotel and many more.

Few of the top attractions in the state include Times Square, Central Park, Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the island of Manhattan, Alice Austen House Museum, Adam Baum gold Gallery etc. When it’s New York, traveling and fun is unending and keeps the visitor mesmerized. Awake 24*7, the state aims to entertain you to the fullest and thus, you are seen dining at the hot spots like ‘Dining on city island’, ‘Romantic spots in the west village’, ‘Cuban cuisine’ and ‘Dessert & coffee’.

You can shop till you drop in places such as Union Square Shopping, Jewelry & Watches, Toy Stores and Electronics in Manhattan. Once you are tired of looking at the skyscrapers in New York, you can take a glimpse at various events, theater, music, dance, sports, museums, and galleries as these are a regular phenomenon.

Moreover, The state which never sleeps caters you with utmost refreshment with places like ‘After-work spots’, ‘Karaoke bars’, ‘Chelsea nightlife’ and ‘Open-air drinking’. In nutshell, the state of New York is a delight to a visitor’s eyes.

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What according to you – is the biggest problem with Indian society?


Being selfish! Admit it, we Indians are. We love ourselves. The ratio of loving ourselves is so much that we do not realize that we have hurt others. This habit is the major cause of lot of issues arising in the society. Check this irony. We prefer taking bath twice but we do not look into repairing the drainage system near our house. It has been noticed, when women broom in their houses, they clean their place to the perfection but throw the waste somewhere near. Does that lead to anywhere? It is the basic problem in the Indian society. Read this piece of information and know more on the issues related to how Indians are shrewd and concerned more about themselves.

 

This issue of selfishness relates to various dimensions in the society. For instance, a young man on his bike is more keen on riding high speed and yet, doesn’t care about traffic rules. Imagine the consequences which could lead to an accident or anything. But, who cares in India? The objective of that young man is to reach some place early and show the people his bike skills. Irrespective of the fact, how he may be hurting others. The frequency of being selfish is so high in the country that we do not care on how it damages one’s personality. You may come across this in sections such as education, administration, sports and others. At times, the same issues affects the economies and development of a an organization. The senior employee wants to excel but cannot handle the success of his juniors. Why? Why is this happening in our society? There may be several reasons behind it. To start with, it can be personal grievances. A person who may have suffered at one point of time in his professional space so, he doesn’t wish to suffer next time. Thus, he makes sure that he is a better person at work and tries to make things fall in his place.

 

It is a universal thought that people wish to think good about them but that should not lead to being selfish. Another reason could be being in good books of their bosses. People look forward to attaining appraisals, promotions and perks. It makes them work more but also, it makes them overshadow others.

Interactive Classrooms – Learning unplugged


No chalk, no blackboard! Welcome to the new classroom where you sit right next to the technology. Today, learning is not restricted to books or the verbal teaching by the teachers. Multimedia, power point presentations and similar more flexible solutions make learning much more interactive. This is where interactive classrooms come into the picture. This is a personalized learning environment which has been designed and developed to meet the learning needs of the students. The teaching and learning is catered through the mediums such as audio, visual, mobile computing and formative assessment technologies around the curriculum.

It is a technology which helps you to change the way Mathematics, Science, Social Sciences and English are being taught. A holistic approach, diverse visual means enable the teachers to develop question papers and analyze the performance of students. In addition, the teacher can bring in a Mobile Science Lab in the classroom. What else can you ask for? There are a plethora of advantages that one gets once you take up this:

  • Smart

  • Interesting

  • Engaging

  • Interactive

  • Effective

These interactive classrooms makes the abstract and tough concepts come to life and thus, make it easier to comprehend. This technology solution offers tools and methodologies for evaluating the students and empower the teachers to analyze their performance regularly. This is an extensive teaching and learning cycle wherein it is more lively and yet informative.

In many ways, this has helped the teachers to add to their skills and make a better way in their career. Today, teachers are abreast with the technology and are able to impart more learning to the students. It has given a cutting edge to the careers of the teachers across the education arena. With the passing time, much more revolutions can be seen in the sector and definitely, paving a way to a brighter future in the education industry. All thanks to the interactive classroom sessions!

Yes, that moment!


They said what does romance mean to you? And I remained speechless and refused to answer. I have always refused to answer this question and maintained complete privacy about it. And I don’t know why I do that. I have always projected as if it doesn’t mean anything to me and that I am a sarcastic personality to even talk about it. People consider me to be a weird and a crazy being and distances away from romance. It does exist in me. Yes, it does! Before I begin, romance is not sex for me. I think beyond it.

It is that bondage between two people which is as delicate as glass. I can define it as a feeling to be desperate, crazy and at peace with the other person. Imagine, a joy ride in a car through wide highway. Cool breeze, dark clouds and few droplets. Hand in hand and that uninterrupted eye contact. I want things to get beautiful and I should feel beautiful. That ultimate joy of being with someone irrespective of anything happening in the world. That peace of mind and heart when no worry can hinder me and haunt. I feel of tranquillity and away from all the mundane hassles of the world even for a second.

The big fat Indian wedding


Just a few days more and my best friend gets married. It has been an year of weddings. So many people got hitched. Must say, almost all my close friends have found their men. This friend of mine happens to be unique and special to me. Varsha Sharma. Yes! That is her name. Brilliant in studies and a doting daughter. There is no other way I can define her.

 

It must have been over a decade we are friends. We both happen to be Indian middle class darlings. While, I am a Bengali, my friend is a typical Sharma product hailing from North India. Like others, we have been also fighting with all the mundane challenges of everyday life. Running to get the bus on time, meeting the deadlines, timing up our next door parlor sessions, shouting out for the things missing at home, bargaining with the shopkeeper, buying the new jeans and adding pennies to meet all the ends. So, like this the years passed away and we realized we were were all set to marry. We made persistent efforts such as following all the rituals which would get a good husband, observing fasts on some week day, being good at out conduct, looks and impressing almost every man we encounter. In a nutshell, leaving no stone unturned.

 

Search began and suddenly, flood of proposals came in the house. While, someone wanted taller bride, the other wanted a girl who doesn’t wear spectacles. Crazy! On the other hand, someone was too shy to even talk amidst parents. Happens. Happens in India. I need to count how many men she served tea. Anyway, after serving lots of sweets to all the wrong men, she finally found her man. Someone from Faridabad got the voice that man was looking for son in law in Ghaziabad. Meetings happened and my already disappointed friend again appeared in salwar holding a tray of eateries in her hand. They looked at each other almost trembling and nodded a ‘yes’ to their parents. The following Sunday was the engagement and the following month will be witnessing the wedding. And my poor friend just knew the name. The typical Sharma Verma name is enough to make her happy and contented. His job, his height, his car and his family to be precise. His heart? Happens. Happens again In India.

 

The wedding is some days away. Arrangements have been made. Menu is set and the house is full of goodies. I am equally busy trying to be an ideal bridesmaid – getting her the make kit, holding her bag at the tailor’s shop and waiting for her to choose the right sandals. I will soon come up with the details once, the wedding is over.