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  • Elephants are being revered across India for their majesty and loyalty, personified in the figure of Lord Ganesha, and constitutes the pride of Kerala state
  • Only through befriending elephant owners, can westerners have a proper insight
  • The owners whole family should be supported in their endeavours to prolong ancient tradition of elephant breeding, instead of being condemned

The Western ‘Ignorance Is Bliss’ Attitude: 

Most of the western people excel in perceiving the details which might be an eye-sore to the western eyes itself. Following our highly subjective, sensational media, living our hectic western lives we do not really bother to see the whole context. Being so pro animal rights movements, so eco-friendly, and ‘enlightened ‘we tend to look down at the rest of the world.

Anna Golanska, a Polish woman feels accountable enough to raise this serious issue regarding Westerners turning a blind eye to elephant cruelty.

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Seeing majestic Kerala elephants parading at temple festivals, we moan about their apparent mistreatment, mentions Anna. Our minds act like a Velcro for all horrific incidents ( what stays in minds is chains, shackles, aggressive novices mahouts inflicting injuries on them ), and Teflon for all positive imagery. Let’s not be like blind men from an Indian tale, who exposed to an elephant for the first time, cared to notice only one detail each, disregarding the whole picture.

A forest official shoots a tranquilizer dart at a wild elephant in a street in Siliguri, India, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer
A forest official shoots a tranquilizer dart at a wild elephant in a street in Siliguri, India, February 10, 2016. Image source: REUTERS/Stringer


Interaction with elephants is not idyllic. There are problems, major issues, that need to be addressed and corrected. And the first step to such correction is honest, factual documentation which in turn leads to awareness and to the resulting public pressure that can produce remediable action.It all starts with awareness. And that means real stories. Not self-serving fiction, not half-truths, not outright lies masquerading as reportage, not sensational pieces spread by NGOs, adds Anna.

What is the percentage of all those with negative standpoints, who know at least one elephant owner personally? I have the honour to know one. The pure love and passion with which he talks about his elephants, made me think once that he talks about his own children. I even envied those animals that they have such a devoted guardian. Glamorous animals are treated like members of the family, featuring in many family photos.

Would any concerned father ever intentionally mistreat his children?

A father feeds, nurtures, provides medical health, even talks to them. The whole family should be supported in their endeavours to prolong ancient tradition of elephant breeding, instead of being condemned. Only under the kindest and most intelligent of care can his elephants be content and happy.The mahouts working for him are highly-trained 24/7 committed to the animals, understanding their psychology. They certainly ensure those sensitive and emotional mammals happiness and well-being.

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Anna suggests, only through befriending elephant owners, can we, westerners have a proper insight. Generalizing, judging may only trigger confusion and anger. Let’s make an effort to change our blind perception. Only knowledge, full picture bring harmony. Elephant sanctuaries funded by western money are not necessarily the best option. For a lot of families, it would be just like leaving an older member of the family in an old people house, stripping them of proper individual care and that incomprehensible for a lay person attachment to a human being.
Being revered across India for their majesty and loyalty, personified in the figure of Lord Ganesha, and constituting the pride of Kerala state, elephants could only be provided the best possible conditions to live by their owners who are best aware of their individual need, characters, she adds.
– prepared by Karishma Vanjani of NewsGram. Twitter @BladesnBoots
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  • AJ Krish

    So many animals are hunted and poached, yet the culprits walk free and continue to live their lives. The laws must be made strict!

  • JRK

    Thank you Anna. We need more people like you to give us the strength of your voice to our women and men’s effort and fight for the conscious interactions between the elephant and the loving caretaker.

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  • AJ Krish

    So many animals are hunted and poached, yet the culprits walk free and continue to live their lives. The laws must be made strict!

  • JRK

    Thank you Anna. We need more people like you to give us the strength of your voice to our women and men’s effort and fight for the conscious interactions between the elephant and the loving caretaker.

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Do not panic on the day of the examination. Too much stress often leads to mistake and confusion.

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NEET Examination is organized every year for the students who aspire to study graduate medical courses like MBBS, BHMS, BAMS, and BDS in the prestigious medical colleges of India.

The NEET paper consists of three sections Physics, Chemistry, and Biology; with a total of 720 marks- of which 50% weight is given to biology, and rest 25% to each of physics and chemistry. Nowadays, more than 3000 students secure over 600+ marks; which means the students have good command over all the three sections. So, you need to be well enough in all the three papers to secure a good rank in NEET exam, and by putting a little extra effort one can turn their dreams to the reality of securing a seat in top medical colleges.

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Chemistry being one of the top scoring subjects, an aspirant can maximize the chances of getting good rank by dedicating additional time to this subject, during their preparation. First thing that you need to do is to go through the NCERT textbooks of XI and XII and while doing you have to know how to read between the lines. This will help you clear the basic concepts and cover every topic which is considered important from the NEET point of view. If you manage to gain good command over the NCERTs, then you can start reading some high-level books like Modern’s ABC book of chemistry, Concise inorganic Chemistry by JD LEE etc. Avoid being selective. Read the topics included in the syllabus thoroughly and remember the formulas. Remembering the formulae will help to answer the question that are directly asked which in turn will save your time, and by doing so you can give your time to the questions that are

The main thing you need to keep in mind while preparing for such competitive exams is that you need to be accurate. This is because, for every correct answer you will score +4 against a negative marking of -1 for every wrong answer. So accuracy is a must to score good marks in your paper.

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The first thing you need to do is to cover your entire syllabus. Highlight the topics which seem to be little difficult for you. Set a target and try to complete that target daily. Say, you can fix the target like, you will solve n number of questions from this topic daily until and unless you are confident enough that you can answer every question is asked from that part. Analyze the previous year papers and note down the pattern. You can join a test series and attempt mock test regularly, watch videos and lectures on the internet. Plan your activities in such a way that you complete the entire syllabus a month or two before the date of exam. This will boost your confidence.

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Practice the numerical from physical chemistry and derivations has to be practiced multiple times. Remember each and every point from inorganic part as most questions are directly asked from that part. In organic chemistry, understand the mechanism and practice them a number of times. Follow these steps and you will for sure get 130+ in Chemistry.

During the examination, avoid attempting the questions from the topics which you are not sure of and attempt these questions only when your total attempt count is low. Along with this, you have to be quick while answering the questions, as the duration of the examination is 180 minutes and you need to solve a total of 180 questions.

Some additional tips: Be consistent in your studies. Have faith in yourself. Plan your preparation well and execute it diligently.

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Do not panic on the day of the examination. Too much stress often leads to mistake and confusion. Do not let your hard work go in vain. So, remain calm and focused. Answer the questions with a cool head in order to avoid silly mistakes. Utilize your time wisely and you can always maximize your score.

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