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Global Youth Development is understandably a vast concept. It deals with a significant section of the world’s population that is not monolithic. It stands divided not only by natural divisions but also by man-made religious, cultural and environmental differences. The overall view of life, understanding of the world, innate urges and ambitions are not the same for all of them.

While we have to bear these differences in mind, this heterogeneity is becoming weaker by the modern forces, which bring the peoples of the world together. The world is growing into a global village and the rigid compartments of nationalism, religion etc., have started giving way to the universal harmony of the humankind.

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April 2015

From the Editor (Good,Smart and Bad) From the Editor (Good,Smart and Bad)

From early childhood, we are exhorted to be good people. Most of us desire that our children should grow as good persons. This leads us to the question, what is the prototype of a good person. What kind of picture emerges in our minds when we think of a good person?

 
Wellbeing Wellbeing

It may appear to be a silly question. Your reaction is very much predictable. The curt reply is already on the tip of your tongue. "Don't be silly. Is it a great thing? Wellbeing is 'being well' and 'being happy.' If only it is so simple, if one could explain it so briefly or understand it so easil

 
Judges, Castes and Social Justice Judges, Castes and Social Justice

The agitation in Tamil Nadu for greater representation for backward communities in the judiciary is not backed by facts relating to appointments in the State’s subordinate judiciary. Mark Twain said, “a lie can travel halfway around the world, while the truth is putting on its shoes.” What has

 
Japan Space Agency Advances in Space-Based Solar Power Japan Space Agency Advances in Space-Based Solar Power

It is one small 55-meter step for Japan’s aerospace industry, but perhaps a giant leap into developing a new energy source for humankind. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or Jaxa, said it succeeded in transmitting electric power wirelessly to a pinpoint target using microwaves, which is an

 
Corporate Entrepreneurship and its Importance in Large Companies Corporate Entrepreneurship and its Importance in Large Companies

Though its definition is somewhat contentious, the concept of corporate entrepreneurship is generally believed to refer to the development of new ideas and opportunities within large or established businesses, directly leading to the improvement of organizational profitability and an enhancement of

 
Suzette Jordan\ Suzette Jordan's death

As the news of Suzette Jordan's death spread on Friday, three years after she was raped on Kolkata's Park Street, social media started talking about her. She was, after all, no ordinary woman. She refused to be called the Park Street rape victim, revealed her identity, and brought upon herself and h

 
What Kills More Women than AIDS and Breast Cancer	What Kills More Women than AIDS and Breast Cancer

Nearly 800,000 women die every year because they lack access to safe toilets and clean water, said the development organization WaterAid, which analyzed data from the Seattle-based Institute of Health Metrics research Centre.

 
These Shocking Facts About Lipstick Might Just Keep You Off Them! These Shocking Facts About Lipstick Might Just Keep You Off Them!

Our lipstick pigment stays on for long hours during the day and many times, we sleep with it too! Such a practice is definitely not the healthiest and we have dermatologist Dr. Shefali Trasi to clarify and point out how our lipsticks are harming us.

 
Lessons for India from Singapore Lessons for India from Singapore

Lee did not follow laissez faire. For him, good governance included massive public, social andphysical infrastructure that was world class, facilitating productivity and private enterprise. … Socialist India did a lousy job in physical and social infrastructure: it focused instead on massive (and

 
U.S. Declares Venezuela a National Security Threat U.S. Declares Venezuela a National Security Threat

The United States declared Venezuela a national security threat on Monday and ordered sanctions against seven officials from the oil-rich country in the worst bilateral diplomatic dispute since socialist President Nicolas Maduro took office in 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama signed and issued the

 
5 Ways Yin Yoga Will Transform Your Life 5 Ways Yin Yoga Will Transform Your Life

Yin yoga is a deliciously deep, meditative and reflective practice in which floor-based postures are held for an extended period of time. Unlike a dynamic yang practice that works the muscles through repetition, Yin works the deeper layers of the body such as the fascia, connective tissues, joints a

 
7 Morning Habits of Healthy and Happy People 	7 Morning Habits of Healthy and Happy People

Do you consider yourself a morning person? Studies suggest morning people tend to be happier and even healthier. But you do not have to be morning person to develop simple habits that can help you have a more balanced and productive day. When I was stuck in a corporate career and diagnosed with clin

 
8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day! 8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Day!

Avoid using WhatsApp to delegate work if you are stuck in a traffic jam. Use it to share information, read a light note and share updates. You may use your commute time to connect with your family and friends. While you are at work, prioritize and tune away from groups and chats.

 
9 Tips to Improve Your English	9 Tips to Improve Your English

Have you ever been in a situation when did not have the right words to express your ideas in English?. Did you feel you need more sophistication and complexity in your expression?. A lot of people face the same situation and would like to communicate more effectively in English but how can this be a

 
A Simple Way to Be Present and Live Life to the Fullest A Simple Way to Be Present and Live Life to the Fullest

People have always told me to stay in the present and make every moment count. I nod my head, manage to stay present for about an hour, and then alternate between living in the past and the future. It can be a struggle to stay in the now, especially when life seems better in the past.

 
Engaging in the Moment Instead of Wanting to Be Somewhere Else Engaging in the Moment Instead of Wanting to Be Somewhere Else

Many of us have been there… The alarm goes off. In anger, we strike the wretched machine in hopes of getting a few more precious minutes of beauty sleep. It’s Monday again. The weekend is over and it will be another five days—120 hours, 7,200 minutes, 432,000 seconds—until we throw up our h

 
Life Changes When We Change Life Changes When We Change

With piling bills and debts, I was trying to switch from a freelancer to a full-time employee. I had been job-hunting for weeks, with zero results. I started wondering why. I was qualified, I had a great resume, and I was willing to work hard. So why did I feel so helpless, like the reins were in so

 
May You Have Many Worries May You Have Many Worries

My mother was what you might call a “professional worrier.” She worried with skill, power, and acumen. She could incisively hone in on the most seemingly benign situation and find within it some kernel of trouble to worry about. Money, Health, Household, Children, Travel, Work, You name it; she

 
Stop Feeling Frazzled Stop Feeling Frazzled

I highly recommend The Mindful Way Through Stress to anyone who would like to find more peace within the chaos of daily life. It is, hands down, the most helpful guide I have read in a long while, and one I will certainly reference whenever I need a little help dealing with life’s inevitable cha

 
Stop Thinking and Start Doing Stop Thinking and Start Doing

We all have goals that we want to achieve in our lives. These goals may include learning a new language, eating healthier and losing weight, becoming a better parent, saving more money, and so on. It can be easy to assume that the gap between where you are now and where you want to be in the future

 
9 Tips to Improve Your English	9 Tips to Improve Your English

Have you ever been in a situation when did not have the right words to express your ideas in English?. Did you feel you need more sophistication and complexity in your expression?. A lot of people face the same situation and would like to communicate more effectively in English but how can this be a

 
How to Make the Most of Your Performance Appraisal	How to Make the Most of Your Performance Appraisal

Some of you have worked round the year, some of you, round the clock. Congratulations, its appraisal season -- finally, it is time you get your worth. From listing your achievements and contribution to the organization and team at large, this is just the perfect time to let the right people know tha

 
How to Succeed in Business 	How to Succeed in Business

Our mission at BusinessDictionary.com is to help people succeed in their careers. As founder and CEO I’m frequently asked for career advice, so I thought it was worth compiling some wisdom I’ve gained over the years, things I wish I had known when I first started the company, to help you avoid m

 
EC May Revoke Registration of Parties Which Do Not Contest EC May Revoke Registration of Parties Which Do Not Contest

The Election Commission is planning to revoke registration of political parties, which have never contested any election in the last 5-10 years. Chief Election Commissioner H S Brahma on Saturday said there are more than 1,600 registered parties in the country of which only less than 200 participate

 
Is Cholesterol Really Bad for Your Health? Is Cholesterol Really Bad for Your Health?

Cholesterol has, for as long as most of us would remember, been a bad word. Consuming cholesterol-rich food, we've been told, means inviting trouble and playing with the health and well-being of our heart. We have formed such a clear-cut opinion of cholesterol that even the food industry now takes g

 
Benefits of Pineapple Juice Benefits of Pineapple Juice

Pineapple juice is rich in so many vitamins and minerals, so drinking the juice will help you to reach you daily intake of many of these so quickly. As part of a balanced diet, pineapple juice in moderation is a great way to meet your necessary goals. What are the benefits of pineapple juice for our

 
What is Oil Pulling? What is Oil Pulling?

Bleach trays and teeth whitening products do make your smile brighter but they also strip away precious enamel that could ultimately result in the thinning of your teeth. Plus, most of these products are packed with toxins such as coal tars, fluorides, aspartame, aluminum and benzene.

 
Russian Aggression Threatens European Security Russian Aggression Threatens European Security

Russia is actively supporting violence in Ukraine, sending weapons and equipment to separatist forces and violating the "immediate and comprehensive cease-fire" called for in the Minsk agreement, officials told Congress today. The cease-fire is holding in some areas of eastern Ukraine, and recovery

 
Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Shot Dead Russian Opposition Leader Nemtsov Shot Dead

Nemtsov, 55, was shot four times in the back by assailants in a white car as he walked across a bridge over the Moskva River in central Moscow with a Ukrainian woman, who was unhurt, just before midnight on Friday, police said. Police sealed off the bloodstained bridge close to the red walls of the

 
The Lost Hope of Tibet The Lost Hope of Tibet

The period March 10 to March 17 holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Tibetans spread across the four corners of the earth. 56 years ago, these eight days sealed the fate of a land, the size of Western Europe, situated on the world’s highest plateau. It was during these days of March 19

 
World World's Poorest President Mujica Wraps up Term in Uruguay

Later Friday, two days before his successor’s swearing-in ceremony, “I will be giving a symbolic hug to all of the Uruguayan people,” Mujica, 79, wrote on his website(www.pepemujica.uy).

 
How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil? How Healthy Is Genetically Modified Soybean Oil?

Soybean oil accounts for more than 90 percent of all the seed oil production in the United States. Genetically modified (GM) soybean oil, made from seeds of GM soybean plants, was recently introduced into the food supply on the premise that it is healthier than conventional soybean oil.

 
3 Questions That Will Give You Instant Clarity on Work Priorities 3 Questions That Will Give You Instant Clarity on Work Priorities

Priorities require focus and being able to make judgment calls. If you are finding yourself drawn and quartered between projects and managers, it is for one of two reasons: You are not 100% sure of what your responsibilities are, or your company does not know where it is going. (If you find that, it

 
Modi Seeks Ideas from Youth to Improvise PMO Mobile App Modi Seeks Ideas from Youth to Improvise PMO Mobile App

NEW DELHI: Urging young engineers to help move India to the status of an innovation hub, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he will invite ideas from the public for developing a mobile application for the Prime Minister's Office towards making it mobile-friendly.

 
Pohamba Praises Commonwealth for Youth Development Pohamba Praises Commonwealth for Youth Development

The Queen is the head of the Commonwealth and the day is celebrated annually across the Commonwealth by young people, schools, communities and civil society organizations on the second Monday of March. The day provides an opportunity to promote an understanding of global issues, international co-ope

 
Role of Youth in Community Development Role of Youth in Community Development

A three days mega event was inaugurated sponsoring several competitions and 1,000 plus participants from over 20 institutions and 10 Cities taking part in 20 exciting competitions which include; live art, debating, dramatics, Chess, gaming, table tennis, wall climbing, photo essay, fashion, film mak

 
The Girl Who Saved Freedom of Speech The Girl Who Saved Freedom of Speech

In 2012, senior lawyer Manali Singhal, while having a discussion with her daughter about the arrest of two girls over a Facebook post under Section 66A of the Information Technology Act in Palghar, asked the latter to file a PIL in the Supreme Court if she was so concerned about freedom of speech

 
Youth Participation Key to Good Decision Making Youth Participation Key to Good Decision Making

This was one of the driving forces behind a meeting of Youthline’s National Youth Advisory Group, recently renamed the National Youth Collective, (NYC) last month. A Youth Advisory Group (YAG) is a group of young people who are supported with good training and equipped to provide input and undert

 
AwakIND Website AwakIND Website

AwakIND is India's first socio-political network for people who want to raise their voices on a common platform. It is a web-based portal that has been designed to initiate a change in the society and existing systems.

 
Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

A motorist was on trial for hitting a pedestrian.
The motorist's lawyer made this point: "Your honor, my client has been driving for over thirty years."
To which the lawyer for the plaintiff retorted: "Your honor, if we are going to judge this case by experience, may I remind you that my client ha

 
Pearls of Wisdom (About Self-confidence) Pearls of Wisdom (About Self-confidence)

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration--because it's a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. Yo

 
Conquer Your World Conquer Your World

In her special column in DYNAMIC YOUTH Kathy Munoz answers your questions on personal development.

 
Share Your Thoughts Share Your Thoughts

Being strong does not mean you have to stay and fight all the battles and petty arguments that come your way. Being strong means, you do not have to stay and respond to rude remarks.

 
March 2015 Potpourri March 2015 Potpourri

Saina Nehwal Becomes First Indian Woman to Attain World No. 1 Ranking
Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party Wins Israeli Election
Bill Soon to Criminalize Bribery in Private Sector
U.N. Report: Vatican Policies Allowed Priests To Rape Children

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