YOUNG CHRONICLE MAY, 2011 THE YOUNG CHRONICLE WHY IS THE WORLD THE WAY IT IS? Council, is a key influencer in all-international Very often, we hear our matters. Which is why their interference in most parents talk about the national matters is accepted. However, the U.S United States being a isn’t all that philanthropic and saintly. The Gulf super power. But what Wars are evidence of that. In fact even the The New made it one? How did a York Times observed that the U.S. had imperial land discovered by ambitions in the Middle East because the Middle Christopher Columbus East is resplendent with Oil reserves, which the become so powerful in world desperately needs. just a couple of centuries; The year 2000, changed a lot of things, and Osama more so in the last Bin Laden was partly century? responsible for that. Recently you would have noticed that many decisions pertaining to countries at a When Al-Qaeda national level are taken after a lot of global influence, rather after U.S influence. U.S attacked the twin troops were stationed in Afghanistan; Saddam Hussain was hunted and hung after towers, the power and operation . And recently Osama Bin might of the big giant Laden was caught and killed on sight. was unleashed over innocents in the Middle Well, the world saw a dramatic change East and Afghanistan. in world order as a cause and effect of Even though, the U.S. the First and Second World War. The military overthrew the wars posed as opportunities to Saddam Hussain and implement idealistic proposals for the Taliban regime in global governance and make collective Iraq and Afghanistan, efforts to address worldwide problems the involvement of the that went beyond the capacity of individual nations. While nations had the right to U.S military in national matters is questionable. self- determination, they had to comply with certain international norms and pressures. International organisations like the League of Nations and United Currently, we find Pakistan fighting the same Nations and NATO, were created to maintain a balance of power in favor of the battle with the U.S, as even though the U.S United States and collaborate and cooperate to maintain peaceful trade and probably did a good dead by killing Bin Laden, capitalism. they were not authorized to do so, without Pakistan’s knowledge. Of course, many feel that Internationalisation was welcomed after officials from the Pakistan Government were the aftermath of the wars. Except that involved in ensuring Osama’s Safety, and he there was a lack of democracy in the wouldn’t have been caught had the Pakistan way these organisations functioned, Government been informed of the attack. which is why they were inadequate in preventing global war and fostering Needless to say, terrorism and the bomb attacks in global justice. The United Nations was the U.S and all over the world have brought the designed in 1945 as an association of world together. Fighting terrorism is one agenda sovereign nations, and not a replacement for a democratic world government. that has brought a lot of nations together. India has faced a number of attacks too, however, the United After the Second World War, Soviet Union (Which broke down in 1991 to form Russia States has an upper hand when it comes to taking Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Armenia Azerbaijan decisions that could cause international uproar. Kazakhstan Uzbekistan Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan Even though, the current world order stinks of Estonia Latvia Lithuania ) became really powerful and a big threat to the political propaganda, it is true that we make the United States as it was a Communist country where as the U.S was capitalistic. world a better place together as one people. Somewhere, a lot of people feel that there was a conspiracy involved and top Bankers and greedy Politicians were involved in the block politics (which emerged between In the Words of Michael Jackson, nations supporting the USSR and the US after the Second World War) which resulted in internationalism when the USSR lost. ‘We are the World In advocacy of internationlism, a lot of statesmen feel that the world would have been We are the Children —a world of barbed wire and concrete block, conflict and cold war had internationalism not been We are the ones who make a brighter day introduced. Now, we can see a new world coming So let’s start giving into view. In the words of Winston Churchill, a There’s a choice we’re making, we’re saving "world order" in which our own lives "the principles of justice and fair play ... protect the It’s true we make a better day, just you and weak against the strong..." me.’ The United States, being the strongest part of the United Nations Security
YOUNG CHRONICLE MAY, 2011 The Great Indian Westerlies In India, the monsoon is the most awaited season. Rambo decided to find out what causes the monsoon. Now that he is an expert in the subject, let’s find out what monsoons are, from him. Rambo says that the heat in the summer makes air lighter and rise. This creates a vacuum, which needs to be filled with heavier air. This is when cold winds gush into the space from the sea, carrying with them, loads of moisture. It is this moisture that condenses in the form of rain. You must understand the basic principle of monsoon winds. They blow from cooler to warmer temperatures. Monsoon also occurs in the Winter, however it isn’t very severe as the wind blows from the land to the sea. We will discuss that sometime later; however let’s understand the Summer monsoon for starters. Source of Map: http://www.mrdowling.com/612- monsoon.html The path taken by the monsoon is reflected in the map below. I wish we had a colourful map but Rambo found this map most explanatory. The monsoon hits the western coast of the country first somewhere in the month of June. Most of the winds crash against the Western Ghats and the area experiences heavy downpour. The Mumbai floods? Well, these winds are responsible for them. Some winds headed towards the north and those which go over the Bay of Bengal are responsible for rains in the rest of the country. Orissa gets flooded each year because of the winds that travel over the Bay and gather more moisture in route. You might wonder why Rajasthan became a Desert then? Well this is because, when the winds reach Rajasthan, they are almost parallel to the Arravali Mountains, they don’t crash against them and hence it doesn’t rain there… some of these winds travel further, and reach Delhi and Punjab. Delhi primarily receives rain from the winds that travel over the Bay of Bengal, and this happens usually in the month of July and August.2 Achi Bachi, Darshita Rohera’s Sketches Isn’t Darshita absolutely cool? Well, if you have a talent, and want your work to be featured as the ‘Acha Bacha or Achi Bachi talent of the week’, then send in your entries to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and be the coolest kid in the country.Page 2 30/05/11
YOUNG CHRONICLE MAY, 2011 THE SPORTS CHRONICLE Well, Rambo is quite bored of the IPL. His newfound hobby is reading about cars and Grand Prix rallies around the world. James bond’s chase sequences on his Aston Martin amaze him no end. And he is amazed at the finesse with which Jason Statham dodges the ‘bad guys’ with his W12 Audi A8. He winces at the fact that Robert Langdon absconded with Leigh Teabing in the Da Vinci Code, as what they left in, was a Range Rover. These wonders of automotive innovation have left many dumbfounded throughout the years, coupled with a desire to one day see these masterpieces on Indian roads. As if these companies from the world over, primarily Europe have suddenly woken up to the urgency of entering the Indian market, our shores are being flooded with cars, super cars and hyper cars! First off the block was Porsche and with no less than the 911! Do what you will, the 911 has managed to remain the clear winner in terms of sports touring and straight-line performance. The Boxter and the Cayman add to Aston Martin the list of affordable http://www.tuningnews.net/article/080429/ sports cars which have aston-martin-amv10/ been well accepted here. Then came Lamborghini with two of its road-going bulls: the Gallardo and the Murcielago. Considered to be the ultimate sports machines, the company is expected to bring in the even more devastating Reventon and Aventador to India, after production of the Murcielago was stopped. Big daddy Volkswagen was not contended to see its siblings (Porsche & Lambo) doing duty in India. Enter the A8 from Audi. A rival to the world’s best car: Mercedes S-class, the A8 seems menacing and hell- bent to take over this title from the three-pointed star. And it seems Mr. four-rings has done an excellent job at that. Italian player Fiat did not have a lot of sports goodies to offer in India apart from their standard sedans and hatchbacks. But so what! We have two biggies known for their super car culture around the world in India now: Maserati and Ferrari. With all the three variants of Maser and four hyperactive models from the prancing horse in India, options could rather kill you! Then there was always JLR. After Tata’s acquisition of these two premier British marquees, things have not only started looking up for the Tatas, but also sounded a revival for JLR, which was in desperate need of a change. So, now we have a host of offerings from Jaguar in India and the world’s best SUV: Range Rover is parked at your nearest dealer; have the bucks, no stopping you! End customers are the ones have the last laugh. Never were they treated to such a great variety in terms of design, engine options or the overall appeal from a car. Intense competition between manufacturers has ensured that when a model is launched globally, it makes its way to India within a few weeks, as no one can currently afford to neglect the second fastest growing economy in the world that is becoming a manufacturer’s dream destination and a driver’s paradise. 3 TECH CHRONICLE OBAMA’S TECH SAVVY! Some Congressmen feel that the use of such a pen for matters of such supreme importance is a danger. And how do we know that? Well, that’s because he just made Nevertheless, Rambo feels that the use of such history by using an autopen- an automatic signing machine- from technology is actually quite cool. When Rambo an ocean away. This spurred a lot of controversy but Rambo and further investigated the news, he got to know that Pranks were more interested in how the autopen actually works. Thosmas Jefferson was the first one to use such a pen to sign bills back in the 1800’s. He also figured Essentially, news is that a White-House aide would hand-carry the that only two such companies in the U.S, make these Patriot Act, a set of anti-terrorism and law enforcement devices and each signature template costs about measures, to Europe (where Obama was attending an important 175$ each. Some expensive autopens are automated international summit). This act had been passed after 9/11 (you all and require programming a person’s handwriting into know what happened on this date, don’t you? Well, the famous a computer. Wonder which kind of pen Obama uses, World Trade Centre towers were brought down in a heinous act of but Rambo certainly wants the most expensive one to terror on September 11, 2000). recreate his father’s signature. However, the process was delayed and Obama would have missed Trust him to get such ‘Ganda Bacha’ notorious the deadline, so he authorized the use of an autopen. This pen is thoughts. more commonly used to mimic the President’s signature on Christmas Cards and other trivial formalities.
YOUNG CHRONICLE MAY, 2011 THE BRAIN TRAIN Thought for the Day “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant!” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson Which place receives the maximum amount of rainfall in a year? • South Dakota, USA • Amazonian Mind Boggle forest, South America • Cherrapunji, India Find the number of times the word Boggle appears in this DID YOU KNOW?? • Hawaii Islands crossword. Email us the answer at email@example.com God must love animals – There and will email you the correct answer. are so so so many of them. Some animals are in fact invisible to the eye. That means that we cannot see them with out the help of a microscope. And others are so huge.4 The diversity in the animal kingdom is interesting to observe. Coming to the facts, Pranks was quite flabbergasted to hear that here are more than a million animal species. There are 6,000 species of reptiles, 73,000 kinds of spiders, and 3,000 types of lice, to be precise. This means, there are about 200 million animals for each person. The 4,600 kinds of mammals represent a mere 0,3% of animals and the 9,000 kinds of birds only 0,7%. The most abundant bird species is the red- billed quelea of sub-Saharan Africa, numbering almost 2 billion. Surprising right?! Source: Email us your solutions at firstname.lastname@example.org and win http://www.puzzlepixies.com/difficult/difficult/mind- Acha Bacha and Achi Bachi Badges. All the Best!! boggling-find-a-word.htmlPage 4 30/05/11