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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 2014

From the Editor (Likes and Dislikes) From the Editor (Likes and Dislikes)

The general impression about life is that whatever we like is a source of happiness, strength, confidence and progress; and, whatever we dislike is source of misery, weakness, diffidence and failure. In personal relationships also, we are guided by our likes and dislikes, sometimes against our own r

 
Conscientious Voting is Primary Duty of the Citizens	Conscientious Voting is Primary Duty of the Citizens

 

Over time, politics has become a profession for many unqualified people. It has become a very highly paying business with least investment and minimum risk. Once elected as legislator or MP, they are able to quit poverty, accumulate wealth and become over-lords and owners of parties.1 T H Chowda

 
Lunar Letter (Carnival in Caracas)		Lunar Letter (Carnival in Caracas)

Juan and Maria walk on a path which winds alongside the Guaire River in Caracas, Venezuela on a beautiful afternoon during Carnival. Their daughter is dressed like a princess and their son as Superman. While the couple sits on a bench, they watch their kids running around excitedly playing wit

 
Sycophancy Is Antithetical to Democracy Sycophancy Is Antithetical to Democracy

India has never seen this kind of sycophancy before. The way it is growing making gods and demi gods out of their favorite politicians makes one wonder, if we are living in a democracy.

 
Protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela Seek the Rule of Law Protesters in Ukraine and Venezuela Seek the Rule of Law

Russian President Vladimir Putin's sidekick, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, called the demonstrators "masked and armed people" with "black masks and Kalashnikov rifles" using "terrorist methods."

 
22 Amazing Benefits of Carrots for Skin, Hair and Health 22 Amazing Benefits of Carrots for Skin, Hair and Health

Carrot is often used in juice therapy for the treatment of certain diseases. In fact, carrots were initially grown as medicine for treating a variety of ailments. This vegetable can be eaten both in its raw and cooked forms.

 
Diabetic Healing with Ayurveda Diabetic Healing with Ayurveda

Diabetes is a silent killer affecting around 346 million people across the world. The projections of the World Health Organization indicate that diabetes related deaths are doubling as we speak.

 
Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres … Lifestyle Changes May Lengthen Telomeres …

UCSF is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.

 
Only 5% of Your Calories Should Come from Sugar Only 5% of Your Calories Should Come from Sugar

The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories — half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft guidelines published Wednesday.

 
Knowledge Management Vital for Organizations Today Knowledge Management Vital for Organizations Today

Organizations are fast realizing that knowledge is a strategic asset for them, and that it has to be augmented and managed judiciously. The traditional mindset is that knowledge is power, which leads people to believe that one has to hoard it and keep it to oneself to maintain an advantage because t

 
10 Simple Lessons to Improve Your Writing 10 Simple Lessons to Improve Your Writing

A 10-day writing program I put my students through each year. It didn’t matter if I taught 8th graders or 11th graders; the rules and guidelines stayed the same. Each day we would cover a new rule.

 
20 Self-Confidence Traps Holding Smart People Back	20 Self-Confidence Traps Holding Smart People Back

You think you’re doing your best and busting your butt at work, but that promotion never materializes. You’re so excited about the date you had last week, and you thought it went well, but he never responds to follow-up calls.

 
Calming the Inner Chaos Calming the Inner Chaos

The simple turn of a radio knob was all I needed to realize it was time to realign my priorities and find a way to calm the chaotic inner state I was unintentionally harboring. It's been over a year since that day, and with a conscious daily effort

 
8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed by Modern Science 8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed by Modern Science

The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences last year, found that while both types of happiness can make you feel good, the latter could promote physical health and longevity as well.

 
10 Words Recruiters Hate Seeing on Your Resume 10 Words Recruiters Hate Seeing on Your Resume

You can check out a sampling of the best and worst words below (and the full list at CareerBuilder, but the bigger takeaway is this: When it comes to the words you choose on your resume, keep it simple.

 
A Fresh Approach to Tackling Juvenile Violence	A Fresh Approach to Tackling Juvenile Violence

our best chance for success comes from reaching and helping at-risk youth in their early teens -- and preventing them from shape-shifting into criminal delinquents in just a few years.

 
Has the Indian Republic Failed the Youth? Has the Indian Republic Failed the Youth?

In 1977, when Indira Gandhi closed the sterilization camps and called for fresh election, the philosophy of population control was quickly voted out of existence.

 
Crop Intensification as a Long-Term Solution to African Food Shortages Crop Intensification as a Long-Term Solution to African Food Shortages

Farmers in Africa can increase their food production if they avoid over dependence on chemical fertilizers, pesticides and practice agricultural intensification - growing more food on the same amount of land - using natural and resource-conserving approaches such as agroforestry.

 
1962 Indo-China War Secret Report 1962 Indo-China War Secret Report 'Blames' Nehru

NEW DELHI: With a section of the confidential Henderson Brooks report on the 1962 Indo-China war going public, the UPA government on Tuesday came under fire from BJP, with the latter questioning India's defense preparedness at that time.

 
India: ‘Coalition Politics Not Good for Country’ - Arun Jaitley India: ‘Coalition Politics Not Good for Country’ - Arun Jaitley

Accusing the Congress-led UPA government of ‘mis-governance’, Jaitley said that the country’s GDP was about 8.5 per cent when the NDA lost power in 2004 election. Today it came down to 4.5 per cent.

 
India: Lok Sabha Polls In Nine Phases Up To May 12; Counting on May 16 India: Lok Sabha Polls In Nine Phases Up To May 12; Counting on May 16

 

NEW DELHI: Election Commission on Wednesday announced the poll dates for the 16th Lok Sabha polls, the world's largest elections, which will begin from April 7 and end on May 12, 2014

 

 
Press Freedom Compromised in India Press Freedom Compromised in India

Among the questions the survey tries to seek answers to pertain to government (bureaucratic) interference in editorial content, transparency of government decision-making, independence in journalism training.

 
No Indian University in Times Higher Education Ranking’s Top 100 No Indian University in Times Higher Education Ranking’s Top 100

India's struggle to break into the list of world's top 100 universities continued as the higher education institutions from the country yet again failed to impress academics across the world.

 
US Justice Official Cites Use of Rewards, Threats in Fight Vs Corruption US Justice Official Cites Use of Rewards, Threats in Fight Vs Corruption

Lurie also cited the importance of the use of wiretap devices, of access to financial documents or bank records, and the adoption of whistle-blower laws as critical tools for US law enforcement.

 
Blood Test for Alzheimer Blood Test for Alzheimer's Disease

The new test can determine with 90 percent accuracy whether an older adult might develop Alzheimer’s disease within approximately three years.

 
Benefits of Wheatgrass Benefits of Wheatgrass

Wheatgrass is considered by many people to be the most healing of all grasses. it contains more than 90 elements from the soil, and it is one of nature’s richest sources of vitamins A and C.

 
Fat and Heart Fat and Heart

Fats have long been blamed for obesity and heart disease, but some scientists now say there is evidence that fat may have been unfairly demonized and sugar is really to blame.

 
Honey Is a New Approach to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance Honey Is a New Approach to Fighting Antibiotic Resistance

Quorum sensing is the way bacteria communicate with one another, and may be involved in the formation of biofilms. In certain bacteria, this communication system also controls the release of toxins, which affects the bacteria's pathogenicity, or their ability to cause disease.

 
For First Time, Kremlin Signals It Is Prepared to Annex Crimea For First Time, Kremlin Signals It Is Prepared to Annex Crimea

Leaders of both houses of Russia’s Parliament said that they would support a vote by Crimeans to break away from Ukraine and become a region of the Russian Federation, ignoring sanction threats and warnings, from the United States and other countries, that a vote for secession would violate Ukrain

 
President Putin Signs Treaty of Bringing Crimea, Sevastopol into Russia President Putin Signs Treaty of Bringing Crimea, Sevastopol into Russia

Russia and Crimea have signed a treaty of accession of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol to the Russian Federation following President Putin’s address to Parliament.

 
Russia Could Be Expelled From G8 if Aggression Continues Russia Could Be Expelled From G8 if Aggression Continues

Prime Minister Stephen Harper warned Russia could be expelled from the G8 over its provocative military moves in Ukraine, but the possibility of expulsion is in question since booting a nation from the club requires a consensus that so far appears elusive.

 
The 9 Essential Habits of Mentally Strong People The 9 Essential Habits of Mentally Strong People

In a world that we don't control, tolerance is obviously an asset," Ryan Holiday, author of the forthcoming The Obstacle Is The Way, told The Huffington Post. "But the ability to find energy and power from what we don't control is an immense competitive advantage

 
Secret to Success: 10 Tips That’ll Get You to the Top Secret to Success: 10 Tips That’ll Get You to the Top

Geetha Vishwanathan has spent three decades juggling multiple roles as an entrepreneur, image consultant, educationist and a fashion designer.

 
5 Habits of Highly Successful People 5 Habits of Highly Successful People

High-achievers follow the Nike way and 'just do it', while the achievers are busy looking for opportunities.

 
Top 7 Meditation Tips Top 7 Meditation Tips

anyone can learn how to meditate quickly and easily. You don’t have to go through an elaborate ritual to be able to meditate. Simply put, meditation is just a way to get in touch with your inner self.

 
US Honors International Women of Courage US Honors International Women of Courage

First Lady Michelle Obama said winners of the U.S. Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Awards are an inspiration to social activists everywhere.

 
Wit and Wisdom Wit and Wisdom

A prominent politician was pleased and proud that the local sandwich shop in a town he was visiting had named a sandwich after him.

 
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.

 
Pearls of Wisdom Pearls of Wisdom

Any act of anger is worth postponing. Any act of love is better done right away

 
Conquer Your World Conquer Your World

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

 
Share Your Thoughts April 2014 Share Your Thoughts April 2014

Dynamic Youth readers may share their thoughts, at whatever stage they are, here in this column. Let us remember, even for great empires, the seed has been only a good thought expressed in time and acted upon with passion and commitment

 
March 2014 Potpourri March 2014 Potpourri

The passing away of veteran writer and journalist Kushwant Singh at a young age of 99 years on Thursday signals the end of an era. We cannot but curse the cruel fate for snatching him away as all of us were waiting to celebrate his 100th birthday on Feb 2, 2015. Only a year ago, Singh told some

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