Paralympic Games – What is it?

Paralympic Games are periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes, who are physically disabled in some way. The Paralympic Games are organized a few days after the Summer Olympic Games. The Paralympic Games are held in the same venue as the Summer Olympics. For example, the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics was followed by the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Several sports have subcategories based on the disabilities of the athletes. In short, Paralympic Games are Olympic Games that are meant for persons with disabilities to compete in international sports.

Like Summer and Winter Olympics, Paralympic Games also have a winter version, right after the Winter Olympics. The first Winter Paralympics was held in Sochi in Russia in 2014. The first Summer Paralympics date way back to Rome in 1960. Since their inception, Paralympic Games have evolved and expanded far and wide due to the different types of disabilities athletes possess.

India has a good record at the Paralympic Games. India’s first-ever individual medal came in 1972 when Murlikant Petkar broke the world record in 50m freestyle to win the gold medal. India’s second gold medal was won by Devendra Jhajaria in javelin throw in 2004. Recent successes at Rio Paralympics 2016 has put India’s hopes for many future medal contenders. Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia bagged another gold medal in javelin throw, while Mariyappan Thangavelu won gold in the high jump. The high jump event also had India’s Varun Singh Bhati as the bronze medal winner. The veteran shot putter, Deepa Malik, got silver at shot put.

Tokyo Paralympic Games 2020 is now underway in Tokyo, Japan. The Games began on 24th August 2021 and will continue up to 5th September. Along with the Tokyo Summer Olympics, the Paralympics had been postponed to 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic in the world. Now, the Paralympic Games has begun, India will now once again look forward to the medal contenders. After historic success at Tokyo Summer Olympics 2020, India will hope to repeat the same and add more medals to her campaign at Tokyo in Tokyo Summer Paralympics 2020.

Written by – Himadri Paul

If today was the last day of my life, what I am going to do today?

This famous Steve Job’s question is one of the most outstanding questions ever asked. “If today was the last day of my life, would I do what I am about to do today?” Not many of us may have an answer to this million-dollar question. We are so busy in everyday life that we forget that our main aim is to simplify our lives. We are so occupied in our profession that we forget to devote time to what we love, our family, our friends, and ourselves.

No one knows how much time they have left on this planet. So do the thing you fear, and the fear will disappear. In modern lives, this fear is called risk. If you aim to enjoy life rather than making money, you have already taken the biggest and the best risk. Many are so desperate to make money that they forget about their families, aging parents, young kids, loving neighbors, and their developing interests.

No one on the deathbed will ever regret that they took risks at a particular point in life. Instead, it is better to take risks, for you don’t know when your life ends. It is better than going and doing what you fear instead of thinking about what would have happened if you faced the fear. To live a great life, you have to take risks; calculated risks.

This is what the question asks, whether you will regret the chances you have taken or those you didn’t take. Without daring, there is no success. If you succeed after you dare, well and good. But if otherwise, you will have gained the experience. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, said that the one thing one might regret is not trying.

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. The best way to answer the doubts is to do the things you doubt. You will get all the answers. This is the mantra for overcoming your fears. The limitations you have made for yourself will become the chains that will prevent you from being the ultimate person you were born to be.

You never know when is your fateful day, so you need to stop procrastination and start an action. You need not differentiate between work and enjoyment; instead, make your work the delight. Your family, your home, and your soul love you. You will never regret devoting time to them.

Live life every day as if it was your last day. You are born for a reason. Make sure you do justice to yourself. Don’t let the resource in you go waste. Lastly, don’t just exist; live.

After deep thought, I ask you whether you have the answer to this brilliant question? If yes, you are on the right path; if no, you can always be.

Written by – Arnav Kumar

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COME OUT FROM YOUR COMFORT ZONE

A Great author ROY T. BENNETT said that – YOU NEVER CHANGE YOUR LIFE UNTIL YOU STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORTABLE ZONE; CHANGES BEGINS AT THE END OF YOUR COMFORTABLE ZONE.

I agree with this statement as it said that if you don’t come out from your comfortable zone until then; you don’t achieve what you want in your life. Let’s imagine whatever you want in your life you have, then how you will come out from that and how you will achieve your dreams. Staying in your comfort zone is like wearing blinders. You will tell yourself that all you care about are the things that are already a part of your life.

woman using laptop in bed

You will continually convince yourself that you dislike the things you have never tried; they aren’t for you. When you come out, you learn that failure is rare because the most common outcomes are success, learning, and growth. It’s not as bad as you expect, try to achieve your goal. Only you are not scared, other people are too. If you don’t come out from this, then there is no better way to grow.

Boost your self-confidence, expand your brain and accept new challenges which you might discover something you love. No one is paying that much attention to you. So, face the challenges and accept the reality.

Anjali Priya

Success stories without education

There are many success stories that had been ideal without formal education.

One of the greatest examples is Steven Paul Jobs popularly known as Steve Jobs, co-founder of one of the most demanding and popular MNC- Apple, a great activist, and successful entrepreneur. He dropped out of Reed after just one semester but created the first successful computer and over the years helped introduce numerous revolutionary products such as Macbook iPod, iPhone, and iPad all along with its own operating system -iOS.

Another noticeable example we have is Albert Einstein. Yes, the man whose name now equates to genius, who published more than 300 scientific papers, the man behind the theory of relativity ‘E=mc2’, and the man who won a Nobel prize was in fact a high school dropout. He attempted to get into university but initially failed the entrance exams. He eventually made it to college but the simple fact of the matter is that the greatest mind of the twentieth-century was in fact a high school dropout.

Few other examples are:

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Abraham Lincoln, former US President is more or less self-educated but is a political prodigy.

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William Shakespeare produced some of the best-loved works the world has ever known, from Romeo & Juliet to Macbeth. But he never received much by way of formal education.

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Henry Ford- the owner of the US automobile industry Ford, who left at age of seventeen without any formal education and became an apprentice with a machinist in Detroit which later led to the formation of the company ‘Ford’.

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Mark Twain, most beloved American writer, and humorist in history.

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John D. Rockefeller, a famous billionaire. And the list would go on.

All these people had put the age-old belief that education or certification is necessary for success in life to shame. They stood as an exception to the popular myth.

Deepali K.

SEO – The cheapest method to succeed online

If you are reading this right now, I have succeeded. ~ An SEO Writer

Ever wondered why — every time you google something, only certain articles are shown on the first page? While others are way back on the 10th page? While some loiter around in the middle? What decides the order of the search list?

The answer is simple — it is the different web algorithms — but is there a way to understand these algorithms and make sure your piece is always shown first when someone searches for something in that field? Absolutely! But how? The answer is SEO!

Ok, but what is SEO?

The full form of SEO is Search Engine Optimization, and it is the need of today’s Industrialized society. Using SEO means optimizing your website in such a way that your sites and articles are ranked first in the search list of different web browsers such as Google and Bing.

Wait, but why does everyone need it?

What is a business without clients? SEO helps clients reach their businesses. It is not just crucial in large ventures or limited to the Writing and Media sectors but is equally important in all the other sectors as well as small businesses.

2020 is the year everything is online, so if you want to grow your business, help customers always find you first amongst so many others, then you must be at par with the latest SEO techniques and methods. It is the need of the hour today as everyone is getting more and more competitive. Be it the educational sector, the service, or even the agricultural one — in today’s fast-growing world, everyone needs to shift to online to grow their business — this is where SEO comes into play.

One cannot expect their websites, articles, or business news and information to reach desired clients without strategically writing the pieces with keywords that fit the algorithms of different websites.How do you SEO?Now that you know why you need SEO, the question is how do you use it? Well, there are different SEO tools to help and assist website owners and make sure that their articles are ranked higher on the search list.

Many companies offer specialized SEO services for their clients. These services help a lot in their business. In 2020 however, SEO is much more than creating the same old content by just adding a few extra words. It has become more complex and creative and is a whole different area in itself. SEO today has many types like on-page, off-page, and technical SEO.

Even though it is debatable if all the SEO tools are accurate, it is a fact that SEO writing is a must for small as well as big businesses. Since most of the marketing tools are beyond one’s control, SEO is one of the few ones which can be controlled and designed strategically to help ventures, irrespective of the sector.

Written by Sakshi