Voice of the People

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Modern amusement and sapiens

Glimpsing into antiquity, sapiens used to be involved in various physical activities. They used to listen, read and write even their mundaneness. Thus, they were active and creative. The habit of reading was one of the first-rate habits. It not only amused the people, but led them to the shores of knowledge and creativity. Moreover, games (sports) were the only, making them energetic.

Additionally, there was no addiction to any digital practices. As screen addiction is on the rise currently, which is roaming across the world, damaging people’s brains in general and the youth’s in particular. Secondly, radios and all accessories of that era, let the people know the essence of listening and observing.

To cut a long story short, there were no short cut scenes in the life of the people. They were not living their lives on the strength of gadgets but on their own. Sadly, all has diminished. People have left their lives, being led by the machines and giving them cheap entertainment.

These days, people have buried their heads in sand and have reclined on the grounds of accessories and gadgets. Despite being involved in any one of the above mentioned activities, folks have made themselves lazy owing to the inventions—making them sluggish. They must practice, but with regard to their mental and physical health.

MOOSA PANHWAR

Sukkur

Corruption

It is unthinkable and unspeakable that corruption in Zimbabwe is out of control. President Emmerson Mnangagwa have caused corruption to enter the borders of South Africa where South African immigration officers are letting in illegal Zimbabweans with as little as 200 Rands. This is how the corruption in Zimbabwe is extending and encroaching other neighbouring countries. Senior government officials are also masterminding corruption and the net is extending even to the ministers in Zimbabwean government.

Corruption is cancer in Zimbabwe and has created abject poverty and eroded the economy. There is no doubt that the horrific economy of Zimbabwe brewed by massive corruption prove beyond doubt that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has failed to eradicate corruption and grow the economy of Zimbabwe. He should resign or voted out in 2023 election.

MAUD BVUMBE

Hampshire

Christmas is a festival of joy

Christmas is time of the year when we welcome joy and good cheer into our homes, when we sing carols, wear our best clothes and celebrate with our near and dear ones. 25 December, the day when Jesus Christ was born, is one of the biggest celebrations around the world.

Born to Joseph and Mary in a manger in the city of Bethlehem 2022 years ago, Christ the Saviour was visited by the three wise men of the east, the Magi, who came bearing precious gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh with them. What we must remember, though, is that Christmas is not merely a celebration which involves exchanging of gifts and partaking in lavish feasts; it is the infinite love of God and the many wonderful lessons that Jesus Christ taught us that we must reflect upon as we prepare for yet another glorious Christmas night.

The lessons of love, kindness and mercy that Christ Jesus had taught us remain just as relevant over 2022 years after his birth.

JUBEL D’CRUZ

Mumbai, India

Happy birthday Mbappe

Apart from the enjoyment of witnessing perhaps the most competitive final in the history of the World Cup with the fate of the teams resembling a see-saw and ultimate success of Lionel Messi in laying hands upon the much-coveted trophy ; Kylian Mbappe and France still stand out despite finishing the second-best.

First, when most countries of the world discriminate against it’s minorities and “Outsiders” in terms of race, religion or colour, the gallant-hearted French team is liberal enough to include 92% of its members from the migrant communities!

Second, despite getting outplayed till 80th minute of the game and trailing 0-2, the epic comeback by the French transmit an inspiring message of life that one should not lose hope despite initial setbacks with a turn-around guaranteed if the adversities get tackled with tenacity and perseverance.

Third, Mbappe is surely a great player possessed with impeccable skills; but as a human being, he resides at a much higher pedestal! Be it scoring a rarest of rare hattrick in a World Cup final or ultimately finding himself in the losing side despite win knocking at the door; Mbappe remains in his usual calm composed humble philosophical avatar!

May we draw inspiration from the saint-like personality of Mbappe (completing just 24 years of life in 20th December) and negotiate the crests and troughs of life with such a piece of detachment! May this all-embracing cosmopolitan humanity-personified French/”Les Bleus” spirit of “WORLD IS ONE FAMILY” enjoy the last laugh in every sector of the global society by eradicating all norms of hatred and intolerance.

KAJAL CHATTERJEE

Kolkata, India