Suicide – Right or wrong?


Suicide, the word seems to be little awkward and is generally considered to be a crime. There can be many reasons to commit suicide. This article highlights one of the major problems i.e suicide which is rarely discussed.

India reported 1,33,623 suicidal deaths in the year 2015 as per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. This figure is strange as more than a lakh people committed suicide. Out of the total suicide, female suicide accounted to 42088 and male suicide were 91528 and rest 7 were transgender. Let us look at some statistics of suicides in India as illustrated in the following table which highlights the top 10 suicidal states.

Table 1: Suicidal deaths in top 10 states in the year 2015
State Suicidal Deaths
Maharashtra 16970
Tamil Nadu 15777
West Bengal 14602
Karnataka 10786
Madhya Pradesh 10293
Telangana 10140
Kerela 7692
Gujarat 7246
Chattisgarh 7118
Andhra Pradesh 6226
Source: National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

As it can be interpreted from the above table, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal are leading in suicidal deaths. The above table also states that the problem of suicide is present throughout India from north to south, west to east which is an alarming situation. Let us look at the top 10 major cities in India having a wide number of suicidal deaths which is illustrated in the following table.

Table 2: 10 major cities with suicidal deaths in the year 2015
City Suicidal deaths
Chennai 2274
Bengaluru 1855
Delhi 1553
Mumbai 1122
Pune 873
Ahmedabad 869
Hyderabad 728
Surat 663
Indore 528
Nagpur 483
Source: National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

From the above table, Chennai is the leading city with highest number of suicidal deaths and can be said as the suicidal capital of India. The five major cities of India namely Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad are in the list of top 10 cities having suicidal deaths.

There can be many reasons for suicide. Some of the reasons can be work pressure, extra marital affairs, love failure, household atrocities, depression, stress, no hope for survival, examination pressure of failure, hunger, lack of basic amenities to live, poverty etc. However, the exact reason behind people committing suicide is difficult to find. Some people say that it is the state of mind which allows people to take such step. Yes, it is the mind who decides what to do and what not to do and it is ultimately the decision of people who go to end their life. This is startling but is the harsh reality.

Life is precious and should be lived and enjoyed while facing the bad moments. Nothing lasts forever, whether it is good or bad. Approach should be to fight and not to quit and end up one’s life. One needs to be strong enough to tackle the situation. It’s amazing to know that there are cases where people come to end up their life if failed in some activities which they have desired most. But is committing suicide is right? Life doesn’t end if you fail.

Please share your views on suicide. Those who commit suicide, is it right or wrong? What according to you is the reason behind committing suicide and what steps can be taken in order to curb suicidal deaths? Please share your thoughts.

– Ashish Kumar

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The Glory of Indian Republic


26th January is one of the important day in Indian history. It is on this day in 1950, the Indian constitution came into force. This day is celebrated as Republic Day across the country.  It is one of the two most important national festivals along with Independence Day which is being observed on 15th August. Independence Day as the name suggests is the day when India got freedom from British regime and Republic Day is the one which made India to adopt its own constitution.

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Although the history of Indian Constitution goes back. On 26 November 1949, the constitution was adopted by the Constituent Assembly and came into effect on 26 January 1950. Dr B.R Ambedkar was pioneer in drafting the Indian Constitution and was also the Chairman of Constitution Drafting Committee.  Dr Ambedkar was also the first Law Minister of independent India. His contribution is incomparable.

The President of India hoist the national flag at Rajpath, New Delhi. Every year India is hosting head of state or government of another country as a chief guest in Republic Day celebrations. In 2015 , India hosted Barack Obama, the then US President.  Last year it was French President Francois Hollande. This year UAE Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan will be the chief guest.

I wish all of you a very happy Republic Day. Do good to the nation as people only make or break the country. Contribute to the betterment of the nation so that India should reach new heights in every field. Enjoy, be cheerful and be happy. 🙂 Once again, a very happy Republic Day…

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– Ashish Kumar

Concluding without Analysis


There are different circumstances in life where we always come to conclusion after analysing the facts and figures, situations etc. In fact life is always full of incidents. Every moment we are facing an incident or better to say some happenings which are always a part of life. Each and every scenario has its own aspects. Life is never the same. Every time we take some decision based on some facts or scenario and come to a conclusion. But do we really always  come to a conclusion by thorough analysis of all the aspects and facts?   If you want to know the answer then you have to analyse first and then come to a conclusion.

Yes what I am pointing here is one of the general and most neglected behaviour and that is “Concluding without analysis”. There are many circumstances where we bluntly come to a conclusion without analysing anything. There are times where we generally come to conclusion without knowing the reality which should be avoided.  No one is perfect in this world. Everyone is having some faults and this is the law of nature and we cannot change it.

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In this hectic and busy life, we meet and interact several person in our surrounding or in office. Its not always easy to feel comfortable with everyone because everyone is having his own comfort zone.  Everyone is having his own way of thinking and that may be good or bad. Many people have the tendency to taunt always and hurt others without any reason and enjoy that situation and laugh uselessly. There are many things which we cannot control but there are few things which we can control and behaviour is one among them. Our behaviour is that part which can make or break the life and coming to a conclusion without analysis is also a part of our behaviour.We should not posses the tendency to judge others regarding their work, talent etc. At the same time we should not predict what he/she will do or become in future  because remember Dr A.P.J. Kalam was an orphan and he used to sell newspaper in his childhood and he became the “missile man  and President of India”. Narendra Modi was a tea-seller in his childhood but he is the current Prime Minister of India. There are many other examples too.

The tendency to arrive at a conclusion is good only when we have analysed the facts or otherwise conclusion without analysis will happen which will in turn can be dangerous too. Concluding without analysis can happen for sure by mistake or in hurry but that doesn’t mean we should make this a habit. There are circumstances when such kind of attitude is not good to the person bearing it. It depends on us how we proceed on such situation. A simple example is if you are not well and decides to go to a doctor for check up. The doctor first collects the information from you like your name, age etc. and then checks your body temperature, blood pressure etc. and asks from you regarding your symptoms or if necessary he may opt for some blood tests. Based on these information he comes to a conclusion that your are suffering from this disease  and prescribes the medicine for same. Does he prescribes the medicine as soon as you reach without knowing your situation? The answer is no.  In the same way we should also avoid coming to a conclusion without knowing the reality.  Concluding without analysis can give you fun for a short term but for the long term , it is a disaster.

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– Ashish Kumar

Collegedunia – The world of colleges


In India, one of the most difficult situation that students face is about the choice regarding college like which college is better, where to take admission, does the fee structure will be affordable or not etc.  The decision to choose better college based on their aspiration is not an easy task. There are times when wrong decision had been made by students because of lack of proper information. In this article I would like to share one website which I came across recently and found it worth to be visited for all those aspiring students who are in the dilemma because of lack of proper information.  The website is  Collegedunia.

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Every aspiring student wants to get all the necessary information before taking admission in college. So he starts searching and collecting information and proceeds accordingly. But what if you get all the necessary information about colleges at one place? Yes, Collegedunia does that for you. This website contains information of around 15,000 colleges of our country. First I would like to share brief history and objective behind this website.

History

Collegedunia was founded by Sahil Chalana in May 2014. There are plenty of websites which provides tutorial and video lectures for the courses. But when it comes to getting information regarding colleges, it is difficult and time consuming task. So the objective behind formation of this website is clear –  ” to develop a one stop destination for students on a college/university hunt.”

“We go at great lengths to get our users the most detailed information which differentiates us from our competitors. One of the biggest learning I had from all this was that ventures fail but people who persist don’t,” says Sahil.

What you can get?

Collegedunia has information of about 20,000 colleges and almost all the competitive exams like CAT, MAT, GMAT, GATE etc. One can navigate to different sections like architecture, commerce, science, management, hotel management, design, medical, law, engineering, dental etc… You can browse to almost all the entrance examination like CAT, MAT, GATE, NIFT, JEE, IBSAT, NATA, NIFT etc…

Apart from these you can also look at different courses like B.Com, B.tech. Msc. Phd, M.Phil and many more to get information regarding colleges.  Not only this they have made available the information brochure of almost all the colleges. One can download that and can get the desired information. This serves as a great help for many students who face this difficulty in order to get the information.

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One can also get the list of colleges present in a particular state and city and courses offered by them. It is a place where you have so many options to know about your college and decide accordingly.

Current status

Currently this website contains information close to 15,000 colleges across the country.  Collegedunia recently launched an exam feature where they notify aspirants about entrance exams deadlines, provide free sample papers, tips, counselling and result advice. Collegedunia is India’s most extensive listing portal – catering help to thousands of students.

Future Plan

Collegedunia is going to launch an app soon in order to make things easily available to the students. This will serve as a great boon too for many aspiring students.

This is a good initiative taken by Collegedunia to create a platform which will help thousands of students across the country. This is a complete package where you can get all the important information at one place and this is the thing which differentiates them. I would like to share few of the links which will be helpful in for you to gather information. Do have a look at them.

This website is surely going to serve the necessary requirement of having a single platform rather than to have individual one which is beneficial for thousands of students of our country.

The overall team of Collegedunia is increasing. It has increased from 5 to 50. Their office is situated in Prashant Vihar, New Delhi. Their target is to make available information of around 30,000 colleges by the end of this year. The company had announced a fund raise of INR 1 Crore form gaadi.com CEO Umang Kumar. The journey is good and steady and hope the journey continues.

I would like to appeal to all my readers to share this information regarding Collegedunia to their friends, relatives etc, so that they can benefit from this website and get the desired information.  The information provided by this website and the most important thing is, that too in one place is the reason which compelled me to write this article and share among you. I started collecting the information and here I am with this article so that those who are not aware of this can get to know and could benefit from this site.

 – Ashish Kumar

अपना हिन्दुस्तान |


As Independence day is coming closer i.e on 15th August. So here is my first take on a poem which is of patriotic theme. I hope it will be liked by you all… 🙂 Happy Independence day… 🙂

ये धरती है बहुत पावन |
यहाँ का हर रंग है मन भावन  |
जिसके सिर पे हिमालय का है ताज |
जो है हम सबका सरटाज़ |
शान से सदियों पे जिस पर हमे है गर्व |
हर रोज़ होता हैं यहाँ कोई पर्व |
है जिसका हमें अभिमान |
कोई और नहीं …
वो है अपना हिन्दुस्तान |

खून से सींचा है जिसे शहीदों ने |
जिसके लिए सर कटा दिया वीरों ने |
ये माटी है बहुत ही अनमोल |
जो बोलती है हमेशा मीठे बोल |
गोद मे संजोया है जिसने हमे |
माँ की तरह पाला है जिसने हमे |
होता है जिसपे हमें गुमान |
कोई और नहीं …
वो है अपना हिन्दुस्तान |

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देश है एक पर भाषा अनेक |
जहाँ के लोग हैं सॉफ और नेक |
है कौन जो इस से प्यार नहीं करेगा |
ढूँदने पर भी ब्रह्मांड में ऐसा देश नहीं मिलेगा |
इसकी वातावरण मे एक अनोखी खुशबू है |
जो कहीं और मिलती नहीं है |
है जहाँ पर सबका मान और सम्मान |
कोई और नहीं …
वो है अपना हिन्दुस्तान |

जिसने किया है संसार पर अनेकों उपकार |
क्यूँ न करे हम उस धरती से प्यार |
यही वो जगह है जहाँ स्वर्ग है बस्ता |
हर दिल मे हिन्दुस्तान है रहता |
इसकी तारीफ कोई लिख नहीं पाएगा |
लिखने भी लगे तो स्याही कम पर जाएगा |
जिसके हर एक कन मे अनोखी ताक़त है |
वो तो अपना भारत है |
नहीं होता है जहाँ किसी का अपमान |
कोई और नहीं …
वो तो है सिर्फ़ अपना हिन्दुस्तान |
अपना हिन्दुस्तान …

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  – Ashish Kumar