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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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February 2015

From the Editor (Success, Defeat, and Game) From the Editor (Success, Defeat, and Game)

The word Success, I would say, is overworked. As a result, its sharpness and focus have been lost. If a success is to be valued, it should be meaningful. It should fit in an overall scheme of things. It should shine as a diamond embedded in a crown. It should be worthy of celebration.

 
Being Alive Being Alive

The people are born;they live and die. Often, the world is compared to a drama stage, where the actors appear, act their roles, and then disappear behind the screens. Is that all? Do we appear in this world just to do the ordained things, procreate, and leave? Is life nothing but breathing and s

 
Lunar Letter (The Light at the End of the Tunnel) Lunar Letter (The Light at the End of the Tunnel)

Life is a journey made up of each of the steps we take. Each stretch has its time and each space has its moment. As human beings, it is common to want to free ourselves from the stones and the obstacles, which litter our path. Nevertheless, not having these troubles can lead to a stale existence

 
Is A Soviet-Style Republic Day Military Parade Needed …? Is A Soviet-Style Republic Day Military Parade Needed …?

"Imagine a Soviet-style military parade ran into the Notting Hill Carnival and some camels and you’re close to understanding this event that runs down India’s most impressive avenue, Raj Path. The show of military hardware and dancing girls goes on for almost two hours and is always attended by

 
How to Prevent Kidney Stones How to Prevent Kidney Stones

I used to get kidney stones regularly. Then, almost 25 years ago, I heard about taking magnesium. I’ve been taking it ever since and haven’t had a kidney stone. —H.M., Odessa, T. Thanks for sharing this very interesting—and effective—tip, H.M. As you know, there’s nothing more painful

 
Natural Alzheimer’s Reversing Oil …	Natural Alzheimer’s Reversing Oil …

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a degenerative brain disorder that breaks down and eventually destroys brain cells and the neurons that connect brain cells to one another. This damage causes a decline in memory, behavior, and mental capabilities.

 
Sugary Drinks Set Off Early Periods, Up Breast Cancer Risk Sugary Drinks Set Off Early Periods, Up Breast Cancer Risk

Girls who drink more than one sugary drink a day are likely to start having periods sooner, say scientists. A new study of almost 6,000 adolescent girls links the consumption of sugary drinks to earlier menstruation. The research found those drinking more than 1.5 sugar-sweetened beverages a day had

 
What Obama What Obama's Visit Actually Means for India?

President Obama’s visit has boosted India-US ties, which is to the good. The challenge now is to leverage our relations with the US and yet preserve the credibility of our independent foreign policy. For assessing the results of President Obama’s visit, a couple of general points will provide pe

 
Teixobactin Discovery Teixobactin Discovery

Thursday 08 January 2015. A new antibiotic – the first in nearly 30 years – has been discovered by scientists who claim it appears to be as good, or even better, than many existing drugs with the potential to work against a broad range of fatal infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis.

 
7 Simple Ways to Stay More Positive Every Single Day	7 Simple Ways to Stay More Positive Every Single Day

If you think you lack positivity in your everyday life, here are a few simple ways to stay happier and more positive every single day. Sometimes little things such as listening to uplifting music or speaking to a positive person can make a big difference in your day.

 
10 Thinking Errors That Will Prevent You from Being Mentally Strong 10 Thinking Errors That Will Prevent You from Being Mentally Strong

Mental strength requires a three-pronged approach -- managing our thoughts, regulating our emotions, and behaving productively despite our circumstances. While all three areas can be a struggle, it is often our thoughts that make it most difficult to be mentally strong.

 
20 Tiny Changes That Can Completely Overhaul Your Life 20 Tiny Changes That Can Completely Overhaul Your Life

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.
Proverb
Ever felt down in the dumps, absolutely sure that you wanted to transform your life but no idea where to start?

 
Eight Things to Do For Your Mental and Physical Well-Being Eight Things to Do For Your Mental and Physical Well-Being

1. Go for a run Running has shown to improve mental performance and it makes you happy because it releases hormones that elevate your mood. It is also the one workout that does not cost you any money!

 
Five Things Healthy People Do Before Starting Their Day Five Things Healthy People Do Before Starting Their Day

"This morning couldn't get any worse, and I'm hungry!" my friend texted on the plane. She sat on an already-delayed flight to see her in-laws, the plane had been taxiing for takeoff over an hour, a baby was screaming in the row behind her, and a traffic delay to the airport meant she had missed brea

 
These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Happiness is good for you. Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else. But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.

 
We Can Find Reasons to Be Happy and Grateful Every Day 	We Can Find Reasons to Be Happy and Grateful Every Day

Many people have told me throughout my life that I sound just like my mother when I laugh. I lost her to cancer when I was sixteen, over twenty years ago. I learned from her to laugh and laugh often, even through the toughest of times. “Happiness is a choice,” she always said.

 
Why People Who Bring Enough to Share Are Happier Why People Who Bring Enough to Share Are Happier

We all have these random little personal philosophies or rules that we live by. Oftentimes, these rules are hidden beneath the surface, not in a form that we are aware of or is easily expressible. But I do have one particular “random little personal philosophy” that I live by (and am aware of!)

 
Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Five Lessons for India	Charlie Hebdo Massacre: Five Lessons for India

In a daring daylight raid on January 7, three masked jihadi terrorists armed with AK-47s and shouting "Allahu Akbar" massacred 12 people (ten journalists, including the editor) and two policemen in the office of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical Paris weekly.

 
Will Gunmen Get Me Too Will Gunmen Get Me Too

A few years ago, I was invited to visit the Charlie Hebdo office. I was bowled over by the work of their brilliant and talented cartoonists. Their struggle for freedom of expression at the risk of their lives is akin to my own struggles. There were fatwas and there were death threats galore but they

 
UNESCO Global Action Program on Education in Sustainable Development UNESCO Global Action Program on Education in Sustainable Development

The overall goal of the GAP is to generate and scale up action in all levels and areas of education and learning to accelerate progress towards sustainable development.

 
Nations Are More Successful When Their Women Are Successful 			Nations Are More Successful When Their Women Are Successful

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Namaste! (Applause) Thank you so much. Thank you so much, Neha, for what a wonderful introduction. (Applause) Everybody, please have a seat. Nothing fills me with more hope than when I hear incredible young people like Neha and all the outstanding work that she is doing on beh

 
6 Reasons to Never Neglect Flax Seed 6 Reasons to Never Neglect Flax Seed

Ask any guy who is serious about his health, and he will promptly tell you that an active lifestyle goes hand in hand with a proper diet. One way to maximize your efforts in the gym and in the kitchen is to ensure you’re always getting enough quality protein. Something else that could help, ye

 
Depression Is a Physical Ailment Depression Is a Physical Ailment

Barely a week goes by without a celebrity “opening up” about their “battle with depression”. This, apparently, is a brave thing to do because, despite all efforts to get rid of the stigma around depression, it is still seen as some kind of mental and emotional weakness.

 
IS Executed Nearly 2,000 in Syria in 6 Months IS Executed Nearly 2,000 in Syria in 6 Months

The Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians, a British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday. Islamic State militants also killed 120 of its own members, most of them foreign fighters trying to return hom

 
Obama Defends US Ties As He Pays Respects in Saudi Arabia Obama Defends US Ties As He Pays Respects in Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he led an array of current and former American statesmen in paying respects on Tuesday following the death of King Abdullah

 
The Uncommon Creator of That Common Man The Uncommon Creator of That Common Man

Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent personalities such as painter M.F. Husain, playwright Vijay Tendulkar, musicians Amjad Ali Khan and M S Subbulakshmi, Odissi dancer Kelucharan Mahapatra and Laxman. Rediff.com repro

 
National Unity March in Paris National Unity March in Paris

More than 40 world leaders, and what government officials say, were between 1.2 and 1.6 million people streamed into the heart of Paris on Sunday for a rally of national unity to honor the 17 victims of three days of terror. French officials claimed that the march is the largest demonstration in the

 
11 Things Shiv Khera Wants Young India to Know 11 Things Shiv Khera Wants Young India to Know

People who take pride in their performance hold themselves accountable to much higher standards than others do. They always strive to do the right thing, first time every time. To them, good is not good enough.

 
Celebrating Michigan youth – 4-H State Awards Celebrating Michigan youth – 4-H State Awards

From left to right: Madeline Meyer (Clinton County 4-H Member & Junior Winner), Ms. Sharon Toth (Chief Executive Officer of UDIM), and Natalie Horning (Washtenaw County 4-H Member & Senior Winner)

 
New Patriotic Party of Ghana says Government Commitment to Youth Development is Weak New Patriotic Party of Ghana says Government Commitment to Youth Development is Weak

The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has accused the Government of having a weak commitment to youth development. The criticism follows Thursday’s launch, by Government, of the national youth policy implementation plan (NYPIP).

 
Ghana - Use Sports as a Development Tool – Youth Told Ghana - Use Sports as a Development Tool – Youth Told

Mr. George Ben Arku, a former Chief Librarian at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), has urged the youth not to consider sports as only a recreation, but to use it as a tool to develop themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. He said as a former athlete in his school days at the Adisadel Col

 
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 Feb 2015 Wit and Wisdom Feb 2015

The shipwrecked mariner had spent several years on a deserted island. Then one morning he was thrilled to see a ship offshore and a smaller vessel pulling out toward him. When the boat grounded on the beach, the officer in charge handed the marooned sailor a bundle of newspapers and told him, "The c

 
Pearls of Wisdom (Peter F Drucker) Pearls of Wisdom (Peter F Drucker)

Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. The best way to predict your future is to create it. If you want something new, you have to stop doing something old. The most important thing in communication is to hear what isnot being said.

 
Conquer Your World Conquer Your World

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

 
Share Your Thoughts feb 15 Share Your Thoughts feb 15

கறுத்து இன்னா செய்தவக் கண்ணும் மறுத்து இன்னா செய்யாமை மாசற்றார் கோள்

The guiding principle of the unblemished, noble persons is not to harm even those, who were mean and harmed

 
January 2015 Potpourri January 2015 Potpourri

US President Barack Obama is finally in India, but it is Wing Commander Pooja Thakur of the Indian Air Force who has emerged as Sunday's shining star as she marched two steps behind the US President during the Guard of Honor inspection at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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