Why this blog?

The nascent and fresh minds of students are so creatively inclined that they have the ability to bring into being a universe of their own. They are little tyros who would, with time, unfold into verves, momentum or sensations of various creative dimensions. A chalk sculptor, a clay artist, an amateur painter of Madhubani, Warli, a dabbler of still life, a budding poet, a tenderfoot writer or a fledgling lyricist – one gets all varieties of creatively-aligned students covered in a seemingly dilettantish peel. We at Shishukunj aspire to provide a humble platform to all such potentials to smatter around and mature into the perfection that they are seeking to epitomize or become! This blog is thus an endeavor that would allow all Shishyans to just play around with their latent artistic caliber and enjoy the bliss of a “BRAVO” from known and unknown quarters.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Technology: Haephestus’s Skill or Hades’s Wish?

Abeer Shrivastava, Class XII A

Carrie P Snow once stated ‘Technology is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand and it stabs you in the back with the other’. It is appallingly obvious that mankind has surpassed its limits in advancing science and technology. Man has been constantly testing his capacity and ability in order to become god, unaware of its consequences.
In today’s world, necessity is no longer the reason for invention, the desire to progress is. The direction of this progress determines whether the society will develop along with it or not. This progress is achieved by technological development. As far as its direction is concerned, my views about it are skeptical.
On one hand, scientific advancement has tremendously improved and made our lives comfortable. On the other hand, it has worsened the same. For example, with the help of latest medical equipment and improved drugs, mankind has been successful in getting rid of diseases like small pox and polio and has discovered cures to anomalies earlier though inescapable. At the same time, human brain has forged bio-weapons like anthrax and give birth to phenomenon called biological warfare. Air conditioners and refrigerators, which were invented with the intention to keep us cool have a contradictory effect on earth. The CFCs they release have pierced the Ozone layer and have in turn caused global warming.
I support and agree that mobile phones have reduced work time and increased human efficiency, but their addiction has proved to be more harmful for the civilization than the radiation that they emit.
Science is a tool, if put in the wrong hands, can bring oblivion on earth but if put to use the right way, can ensure life for eternity.

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