First, the good news : health has become such a hot button issue that we are all now more aware of the risks and benefits of our respective lifestyles. Now, the bad news : the increased awareness also means increased paranoia and increased (also increasingly expensive) visits to a range of doctors/specialists to check if sundry body parts and organs are in proper working order. Aches and pains that we once dismissed as the normal process of ageing are now the precursor to a battery of tests that could put NASA out of business.
Ten years ago, I went to my friendly neighbourhood General Practitioner and was perfectly satisfied with his diagnosis (and his rates). Nowadays, a fit of coughing means being shoveled into a menacing steel cocoon while anxious-looking people in smocks and masks prod and poke you from all angles, extracting precious bodily fluids while injecting you with vile looking potions to compensate.
That's not all. These days, doctors are not enough. We all seem to be in such dire straits that we constantly require the help of specialists. Visiting a specialist is a nerve-racking experience. The waiting room walls are covered with dire warnings and frightening photographs of diseased organs which would send anyone up the,well wall.
Finally, you are ushered into the office of the doctor who does the final evaluation. If you thought the nurses were bad, the evaluator is literally the last nail in the coffin. You stagger out, feeling as sick as you have ever been and before you reach the front door and fresh air, someone hands you the bill. It's enough to bring on cardiac arrest.
(Source: India Today)
(Edited for students'purpose)
On the basis of your reading of the passage answer the following :
(a)The increased awareness of the risks and benefits of our lifestyles does not only means (i)but also (ii).
(b)Aches and pains, once considered the signs of (i)could now lead us to a (ii).
(c)Extracting precious body fluids by the doctors and (i)along with
from all angles (ii)for maximum impact, is the remedy
for a fit of coughing nowadays.
(d)(i)is a nerve-racking experience since the walls of the waiting room
are (ii)and frightening photographs of disseased organs.
(e)The (i)or the doctor, who does your final evaluation acts as the
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I would like to draw your kind attention through your daily towards saving water. In our area Lodhi garden, there were so many places where the tap is opened whole day and night because the tap is leaked and nobody taking care of that taps.
So I would like to say all the people that our future generations were not going to get one drop of water in future if we are not saving water for them from today.
So lets contribute a hand in saving water.
Greater Kailash, Delhi
Dated 20th November 2019
The Hindustan Times,
Subject: Frequent load shedding for three months in Greater Kailash.
Through the columns of your esteemed national newspaper, I would like to express my concern on the crisis of frequent load shedding in Greater Kailash, South Delhi.
I am surprised that in spite of lodging several complaints with the power department, nothing has been done and the locality of Greater Kailash continue to face frequent load shedding for the last three months. Due to this the people of this locality are facing much hardship. It is also very unprofessional and callous that no reason for the load shedding was intimated to the residents.
Further, both parents and their children are very concerned with the frequent power cut as the annual final exams is already underway.
It must also be noted that it is the common people, the low income and hand to mouth groups of people who suffer the most during load shedding because they cannot afford to buy solar panels or generators.
I therefore request the power department and the authorities to look into the matter immediately for remedy and to restore uninterrupted supply of power to the locality.
South Delhi, Delhi
Sector I, Pocket H,
January 5, 1991
Hindustan Times, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi-110001.
Apropose your Editorial and a few news-items on Environmental Pollution published recently, I want to underline the problem of noise pollution in the big cities and towns of our country. It has been causing bearing damage to thousands of people. If it goes on increasing at the present rate, it is estimated that by the turn of the present century only a few people above the age of ten will have normal hearing capacity in many of our most industrialized cities. Many of us are still not aware how dangerous is noise pollution. It is ubiquitous and all around emanating from continuous traffic, industries, factories, workshops, household activities, construction work, the aeroplanes flying above, rock and pop music and the loudspeakers used for various purposes including marriages, religious preachings and entertainment.
Noise harms us in so many ways. It disturbs our sleep, rest, peace, and causes irritation, annoyance and mental tension. It interrupts the flow of our thoughts and adversely affects both our mental and physical health.
Sometimes a noise may not arouse us from sleep, but certainly it affects badly our rest at the level of quality and quantity. It may go unnoticed; but it certainly produces pro-found psychological changes in the human body. Frequent loud noise may cause decreased flow of blood in the small vessels, dilation of pupils, tensing of muscles, digestive tip-sets, nervousness and anxiety. It lowers the working efficiency, specially in workers requiring concentration and accuracy. The most glaring harmful effect of noise, is in the form of gradual loss of sense of healing.
Noise control laws are there, but they are not of much help because they are not stoutly enforced by the authorities. Only increased public awareness can deal with the menace which is growing more and more dangerous Gay by day. Noise should be checked, and kept within safe limits. It is the duty of the government and administration to see that noise does not pose a danger to the well being of the citizens. Factories, workshops and repair shops of vehicles, eta., located in the residential areas should be removed immediately. Heavy vehicular traffic should not be allowed in the city during the peak hours of
traffic. Blowing of horns, etc., should also be checked. A new concept suggest that planting of trees can also reduce the noise pollution to some extent. Moreover, uncontrolled and unnecessary noise should be checked by strict enforcement of rules and regulations. The public should also cooperate with the authorities in the control of noise. Without public cooperation nothing appreciable can be achieved in this respect. The use of loudspeakers should be totally banned, especially in the areas having schools, hospitals, libraries, etc.
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Frequent power cuts in our area have become a very big problem in our day to day life. There is hardly any area which is not affected by this problem. The whole society and system are paralysed for the time being.
We are suffering from this problem from several days. We are not getting proper electric current for our work. It has become a headache thereby obstructing our daily life routine. We are not able to use our gadgets because of this load shedding and thus we have become digitally blind. In this hot and humid summer we are frequently falling ill and also not getting a proper sleep. Students are the worst sufferers of this problem. Our annual examination is knocking at the door we are not able to study properly and also we are unable to prepare fully for coming examination.
I therefore request you to highlight this load shedding issue of our area so that the attention of the authorities of our service station can be drawn up on this problem. I will be highly obliged.
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Some unknown Transporters are dumping their garbage in the Vijayanagaram childrens park.
Foul smell coming from the garbage bags makes it difficult for the children to play and causes health problems for the senior citizens as well.
On behalf of residents in Vijayanagar Colony, I have written this letter to inform you unhygienic condition of Vijayanagar Park.
I would request you to write a strong article in your newspaper and inform the local authorities about this environmental problem.
I would suggest that the local municipality sends a van every weekend or stop garbage dumping to keep the park clean.
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