June 11 2018

National Identity and Patriotism in times of globalization #BlogToPM

Globalisation is a modern concept that emerged in the last decade. It facilitated interconnectedness between different nations for the sake of capital investment, technology transfer, marketing of finished products and a host of other things. With the advent of cellular phones, social media and ultra-fast internet this interconnectedness trickled down to the level of personal relations between different nationalities. Despite of strained finances, elevated ticket prices and pressing inflation due to clashes in the middle-east regions, high fan turnout in support of home countries is being observed. Although we cannot justify that as an act of nationalism, yet it motivates the players and proves that national identity and patriotism are alive and growing in these times of globalisation.

Without a feeling of patriotism, we will not dedicate ourselves for our country which will kill our competitive spirit and survival instinct. Darwin said “survival of the fittest”. Today it is not about muscle power but about intellect, dedication, hard work and motivation. One of the main problems in India is inability to retain our best brains. Though they are groomed in our country using public money and best resources, they move to foreign nations in search of greener pastures. This brain drain is somewhat due to lack of patriotism.

Another trend that is being seen is that billionaires accepting citizenship of countries that charge less taxes. Though they are increasing their family coffers, they are betraying their country. When they shift business focus to some other country, they take jobs, technology and investment from their home country. This adversely affects employment and financial health of the country concerned. This is one of the adverse effects of globalisation.

Diversity is one of the essential components of our existence. If all the nations come under one umbrella, it will be difficult to understand and satisfy all. There will be a feeling of betrayal and unequal treatment. There are problems within nations that are causing clashes between sects, religions and regions. It is distressing and frightening just to imagine the magnitude of these clashes if the entire seven million people of the world are under one government. So, national identity and patriotism which are the progenies of nation need to exist.

Defence is not a high paying job. Despite of the risks involved people go to the borders to serve their country due to love for country. They sacrifice their lives by virtue of their patriotism and bravery. When the British established their supremacy over a major portion of the world, it was not only due to supreme armaments and organised army but also due to lack of dedication, patriotism, fighting spirit among our regional leaders. They were reluctant to shed their comfortable and luxurious life in favour of battle and self-respect. Some of the rulers betrayed their counterparts and helped the British. This resulted in years of torture, inequality and fierce freedom struggle. The only way to avoid such a predicament is to guard our national identity.

Social media as the agency of globalisation has virtually encompassed all walks of our life. It has penetrated into national and international security establishments and threatened their stability. It has negative consequences on economic spheres and geo-political military security environment. The terrorist organisations use it as a method of spreading their clandestine propaganda, hacking into government agencies and harming nations. They usually include gullible, unpatriotic and greedy individuals in their mission. So, patriotism is important in the face of globalisation to protect our country’s integrity.

Globalisation is changing our way of living like feeding habits, dressing style, social conduct etc. Our food, culture and dresses have evolved over centuries keeping in mind our home grown culture, climate and body’s needs. Though we need to modify ourselves according to shifting times and job requirements, we also need to keep in touch with our roots as it is an important recipe for success. We can retain our individuality only by virtue of national identity and patriotism. This makes national identity and patriotism important in these times of globalisation.

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June 11 2018

WHY GIFT MATERIALISTIC STUFF WHEN YOU CAN GIFT WORTHY MOMENTS

Memories are the diary we all carry with us. While some might be unforgettable, the others are vivid and overwhelming. They signify the importance of the moment once it has passed. All these good memories constitute a part of our good lives. We can’t be thankful enough for the. The people we share these good times with, definitely hold a very special place in our hearts. Those instants well etched in our minds are to be cherished forever. They are a source of such positivity in our lives which cannot be done without.

What a great idea would it be to gift these moments again to your special someone? Rather than cliched gifts life chocolates, greeting cards etc, a personalised gift is much more touching and makes the receiver feel special. PortraitFlip is the one stop for this. PortraitFlip turns your fond memories into beautiful paintings. What could be more beautiful than expressing your feelings through colours? Best time spent with your loved ones are well etched in our hearts. You can know more about us or get started here

All sorts of customized paintings are done here and for any occasion. Be it Birthdays, Anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day or any other special occasion; PortraitFlip happily customizes your portrait to make your gift very special and touching for your loved one.

What a great idea it is to rewind through your memories by such souvenirs. The timeless love being expressed through the colours enhances your relationship by recollecting the moments. Such flash ons have a positive effect every individuals. The wonderful connection shines through the thoughts put into to give such a personalised gift. Such gifts can be given to a person of any age group.

Some of our Completed gifting products are shown below. You can also see a list of their completed orders.

Travel memories are the best souvenir one can take back along. That feeling of being lost but in a perfect place with a perfect bunch of favourite people cannot match any other pleasure in the world. How about cherishing these memories lifetime in a physical form? Wouldn’t it be magical? Yes friends, PortraitFlip provides you the opportunity to frame the memories forever.

Travelling is the best when it is with your group of near and dear ones. It has been very accurately said that to travel is the best way to know what a person feels about you. The moments that are shared in the far away distant lands can never be felt again once you are back. Well, everybody tries to capture them in photographs. But the expression of those feelings in the form of handmade portraits cannot match the digital world. At PortraitFlip we convert your loved photographs to paintings  and let the colours talk about the time well spent.

Even when you travel alone, these things of beauty is a joy forever. When you lose yourself in the fascination of the natural beauty you are in, you have found your allurement. You can let the attractiveness of that place entice you for a lifetime. You can get the serenity of the site to be with you forever. The tranquility of the landscape can be well brought out and expressed in the form of a beautiful art. Landscape paintings offered by PortraitFlip helps you get them as a part of the decorations to your walls. 

PortraitFlip is the one stop to satisfy your souvenir needs. Also, you can choose from a wide variety of mediums such as oil painting, watercolours, acrylic colours, coloured pencil, pencil sketch or charcoal sketch. Sizing option is available to suit your requirements. Every medium brings out a different beauty of the portrait and PortraitFlip helps you enhance the quality in every way.

To order, you just need to upload your fond picture and select the medium and size. You are notified via email when the painting starts. After the completion of the painting, its sent to the customer for approval. If the customer require any revision, we welcome the suggestions wholeheartedly. The product is not shipped until the customer is completely satisfied. 

A house doesn’t seem finished without some great pieces of artwork on the walls. They cast a life into the bland walls. Whilst you have a numerous of varieties to choose from, wall paintings are one of the best options to complete your furnishing. One of the best online stores to get your artwork done is PortraitFlip for your Home Decor.

From the vast varieties, art forms have to offer, PortraitFlip has chosen some of the best options which are apt for a home. It is not only essential for the mental health of the people living in it, but it also acts as a focal point and helps to spruce up the walls.The following are the diversification they offer according to the diverse audience they serve.

#1. Buddha Painting

#2. Religious Paintings

#3. Abstract Paintings

#4.  Figurative Painting, Superheroes Painting and Celebrity Painting

#5. Wildlife Paintings

#6. Landscape Paintings

#7. Flower Paintings

#8. Pet Paintings

#9. Village Life

#10.Vintage Cars and Bikes

PortraitFlip has to offer free shipment worldwide. Complete customer satisfaction is guaranteed. They assure 100% money back without asking any questions in case of a dissatisfied customer. Each artist give in their best for the smile of our happy customers. They have superior customer services and exceptional product value. With a multi-tire quality check process and lowest prices guaranteed, PortraitFlip definitely is the best website for this job.

Memories can be the best souvenirs. To frame the memories forever and keep them close by is a blessing. Adding a cherry to the cake, expression in the form of art, speaks a thousand world than the mute photographs. 

 

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June 11 2018

Vikramaditya Veergatha Book 2 – The Conspiracy at Meru

Blurb: Victory is Temporary the Battle is Eternal’. Vikramaditya and his Council of Nine have fought valiantly to repel the rampaging hordes from Devaloka and Patala – but Avanti has been brought to its knees. Ujjayini lies battered; its citizens are scared and morale is badly shaken. Meanwhile, the barbaric Hunas and Sakas are gathering on the horizon and cracks are emerging between the allied kingdoms of Sindhuvarta… The only silver lining is that the deadly Halahala is safe. For now. Bent on vengeance, Indra is already scheming to destroy Vikramaditya, while Shukracharya has a plan that can spell the doom for the Guardians of the Halahala. How long can the human army hold out against the ferocity and cunning of the devas and asuras? And will Vikramaditya’s love for his queen come in the way of his promise to Shiva?

About the author: Door-to-door salesman, copywriter, business journalist and assistant editor at the Economic Times, Shatrujeet Nath was all this before he took to writing fiction full-time. He debuted with the Karachi Deception in 2013, followed by the Guardians of the Halahala and the Conspiracy at Meru, the first two books in the Vikramaditya series. Shatrujeet lives in Mumbai, but spends much of his time in the fantasy worlds of his stories.

Review:  The Conspiracy at Meru is the second part of the Vikramaditya Trilogy, the first being Vikramaditya Veergatha Book 1 – The Guardians of the Halahala. Writer’s attractive writing style kept me engaged. It was hard to close the book before climax. The Combination of Mythology, Fantasy and amazing storytelling made this book unique. The second book of the series starts from the first book and immersed me in action and adventure with ease. This time it was Devas and Asuras against the human king and plotting battles for me all this served as an interesting reading. The author introduced the characters better. Many are heroes but they fail many times, giving a real human side to it. There are many new characters that make their appearance in this. In the first book of the series, the author combined mythology and history; he successfully created the same magic in this second instalment. Fantasy books have large number of characters and large number of characters spins head but this is not what happened in the present series. Though this story had large number of characters it was easy to get acquainted with them easily and no doubt the climax of this book sets the stage for the third book.

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