Monthly Archives: January 2020

A Comparison of Economics Indicators

India and China are the most populous countries of the world. Since China has arrested its population growth it seems that their populations will match one another in a few years. In India many of us tend to compare the two and say that India will beat China in a few years. This may be day dreaming.

China has been relentlessly progressing and has become number two economically in the world just behind US although disparities are huge. How do China and India compare in some economic indicators??

China vs India

2019 data

Population (million):

India: 1361

China: 1418

Adult population (million)

India: 866

China: 1090

GDP($/adult)

India: 3282

China: 12663

Total Wealth ($ trillion)

India: 12.6

China: 63.8

Dollar millionaires (in thousands)

India: 759

China: 4447

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Mind and Body

Whereas Body is a physical entity, mind is very difficult to understand. Definitely it is not a physical entity like our body is . It may be considered as a metaphysical thing. Still these are interconnected. Condition of one influences the other. Everyone must have heard things like that if the mind is strong then it has a positive effect on the body. Mind is more powerful and directs the body actions most of the time. If the mind is strong it can make the body achieve the unimaginable.

I think our personality is the sum of our body and mind. I have seen an example that when old age comes, when the body begins to become weaker, some people try to compensate this loss by making their mind strong. They can become more aggressive in mind.

These are my views and can be at variance with others.

Happy Augury!!

Many Vultures and Eagles have reached on the brink of becoming extinct. The main reason for this is said to the consumption of contaminated flesh from carcasses. Many of these Vultures migrate from Eurasian areas to the comparatively warmer climates found in Asia. Here they come for escaping the bitter cold and lack of food there. They rear their young here.

Fortunately, I have been able to spot these Vultures at some places like garbage dumps or where some people used to dump the carcass. These birds come there from hills nearby. Most prominent amongst them is Himalayan Griffon Vultures.

Blue Bearded Bee Eaters

I am going to narrate an incident. I am in search of spotting the birds. The day is foggy and very cold breeze is blowing: not favourable conditions for Photography. There is a square of bushes with two three acacia trees in between.

Suddenly, I spotted this bird sitting on an electric wire overhead. I was surprised to find it there. I try to click a picture but it is very shy and flies to a tree. I try to invade through bushes to reach near it but couldn’t locate it. But while coming out of the bushes, I just stumbled upon a beehive on an acacia tree whose branches have been chopped off by some villager. It was just on the tree trunk abutting the bushes from almost all sides.

But I could hear the sounds being made by not one but three birds in the bush adjacent to the beehive.

I tried to position myself behind a bush and waited. Lo and behold, two of them slowly sneaked near the beehive and began plucking the bees for eating.