Archive for April, 2015

Art Lessons For Your Kids

Research shows that art lessons will balance your kids’ learning and helps develop their thinking skills. They have a tendency to try and do better in all their studies.

Research shows that art lessons will balance your kids’ learning and helps develop their thinking skills. They have a tendency to try and do better in all their studies. Kids who are exposed to the world of the arts have high self-esteem and very expressive of their thoughts. Art classes can help them know more about themselves and find out new ways of seeing the world around them.
We usually teach our kids to value education even at an early age and the knowledge that they learn is very valuable. They help them in their emotional and mental growth. Art lessons will help them nurture their human soul. They can share the artworks that they have made and how their art reflect about themselves. Exposing your kids to art lessons will also develop their social and interpersonal skills. Some kids show their talent in the arts at a very young age. Many individuals think that creativity is genetic but it can be developed. But talent when not develop to their fullest potential will be a complete waste. Talented artists learn quicker than their peers but without proper guidance and direction from an art teacher or coach it leads to nothing.
If you want to your kids to be exposed in arts or hone their talent at an early age you can enroll them in private art lessons as an extracurricular activity for them. Their lessons are carefully designed to bring out their hidden talents. Usually taught in art lessons is painting. In painting they can express their emotions and in the process increase their confidence in their talent. Help improve their concentration and eye coordination. They can paint their creative ideas that are taking in their heads. A variety of painting classes are offered for kids of various ages. These classes could extend to several months depending on the art category your kid is enrolled. Color harmony is a basic lesson in the art of painting.

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Corruption in India

Corruption not only has become a pervasive aspect of Indian politics but also has become an increasingly important factor in Indian elections.

The extensive role of the Indian state in providing services and promoting economic development has always created the opportunity for using public resources for private benefit.

As government regulation of business was extended in the 1960s and corporate donations were banned in 1969, trading economic favours for under-the-table contributions to political parties became an increasingly widespread political practice. During the 1980s and 1990s, corruption became associated with the occupants of the highest echelons of India’s political system.

Rajiv Gandhi’s government was rocked by scandals, as was the government of P.V. Narasimha Rao. Politicians have become so closely identified with corruption in the public eye that a Times of India poll of 1,554 adults in six metropolitan cities found that 98 percent of the public is convinced that politicians and ministers are corrupt, with 85 percent observing that corruption is on the increase.

The prominence of political corruption in India in the 1990s is hardly unique to India. Other countries also have experienced corruption that has rocked their political systems. What is remarkable about India is the persistent anti-incumbent sentiment among its electorate. Since Indira’s victory in her 1971 “garibi hatao” election, only one ruling party has been re-elected to power in the Central Government.

In an important sense, the exception proves the rule because the Congress (I) won reelection in 1984 in no small measure because the electorate saw in Rajiv Gandhi a “Mr. Clean” who would lead a new generation of politicians in cleansing the political system. Anti-incumbent sentiment is just as strong at the state level, where the ruling parties of all political persuasions in India’s major states lost eleven of thirteen legislative assembly elections held from 1991 through spring 1995.

Corruption in simple terms may be described as ‘an act of bribery’. Corruption is defined as the use of public office for private gains in a way that constitutes a breach of law or a deviation from the norms of society. Scales of corruption can be Grand, Middling or Petty and payment of bribes can be due to collusion between the bribe taker and the bribe giver, due to coercion or even anticipatory.

This was the outburst of Mahatma Gandhi against rampant corruption in Congress ministries formed under 1935 Act in six states in the year 1937. The disciples of Gandhi however, ignored his concern over corruption in post-Independence India, when they came to power.

Over sixty years of democratic rule has made the people so immune to corruption that they have learnt how to live with the system even though the cancerous growth of this malady may finally kill it. The Tehelka episode surcharged the political atmosphere of the country but it hardly exposed anything that was unknown to the people of this biggest democratic polity.

Politicians are fully aware of the corruption and nepotism as the main reasons behind the fall of Roman Empire, the French Revolution, October Revolution in Russia, fall of Chiang Kai-Shek Gov­ernment on the mainland of China-and even the defeat of the mighty Congress party in India. But they are not ready to take any lesson from the pages of history.