Amrita Samskriti

Summer of Blogging – Fourth Round

Posted on: June 12, 2009

Hi Amritapuri Bloggers!!

The fourth round is up and we have a surprise for you! This time around you will have a choice of 3 topics from which you may write on any one you prefer.

A billion souls and an Olympic gold

The pride of Bharath

One gold for one billion. India’s proudest moment at the Beijing Olympics also showed one her most shameful statistics. Sports commentators in India and the world over often pondered over the reasons for our dismal performance. Many reasons are cited : poverty, malnutrition, genetics and even plain lack of talent. The answer eludes us even as Jamaica, another country mired in poverty manages to get 2 gold medals for every million of its people and China with a comparable population to ours, gets 51 gold medals. In almost every per capita medal statistics India rests peacefully at the bottom.

What do you think is the reason behind this? Do you think there is a way to bring a difference to this? Are there lessons we can learn from other countries?

Eve Teasing

The leering eye, the unwanted remark, the howl and whistle, eve teasing come in many forms. Many a woman suffer silently from the daily indignation in the streets, buses, sidewalks etc. This is unfortunately on the rise in India. Many of us have experienced it or at least know someone close to us who has experienced it. The majority of us tolerate it choosing to ignore the perpetrators as harmless road side romeos or even go as low as to blame the girl/woman for dressing or acting provocatively.

What are your opinions on this? Do you think there is a practical way to solve this growing menace?

I, inspired

inspiration comes to us slowly and quetly .. prime it with a little solitude

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and your discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”

Patanjali

Inspiration can come anywhere at any time any place. Write about a person, film, story, event, book, character or any other thing that has inspired you to do something.

For example when the young Pandava prince Arjuna was having dinner a gust of wind blew out the oil lamp that lit the room. But due to force of habit he continued to eat. Then suddenly a thought came that if he can eat in the dark then he could also shoot with his bow in the dark ! He immediately went and started practicing in the dark. (You can read more about it from the Mahabaratha)

Submission

The link to your blog post should be emailed to samskriti108@gmail.com

Format of the email :

Subject – Fourth Round

Content –

Name: Your name

Roll Number: Your roll number

URL to the article on your blog

Example –

Subject: Fourth Round

Name: Ashtavakra

Roll:    AM108CS108

URL: http://mythoughts.wordpress.com/2009/05/mychosentopic.html

Points

1.  50 points for mailing us the link on or before 16th June’09 .

2. 40 points if you mail the link on or before 19th June’09.

3. 30 points, anytime after 19th June’09.

Samskriti Team : These are points that you automatically get for submitting the blog posts. Your contest posts will be evaluated qualitatively later by the judges.

Namah Sivayah and Happy Blogging!

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