International Mother Language Day on Tuesday:
Mother tongue - an impetus to education
How do we differ from animals? There are a lot of
factors, but one factor nearly always comes on top. We can speak!
The power of speech is unique to humans, even though some advanced
mammals do have a rudimentary communications system. And humans
speak nearly 6,700 languages all over the world.
Attitude knows no immutable laws
As one wag put it, ‘attitude’ is the most
important word in the dictionary! It's no exaggeration if you look
deep into the concept of attitude. Attitude has been defined as a
positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, events,
activities, ideas or just about anything in our environment.
Thorns on the Side:
There is a debate in the wider society regarding
the hike in fuel prices, but one factor that has escaped attention
is the need for conserving fuel. There is little or no debate about
reducing consumption levels vis-à-vis fuel and electricity. This is
essential, not only because of the present fuel price levels but
also because fossil fuels are going to run out sooner than we think.