There are many artist who earn very low wages for their art and barely are able to survive on it. They demand that government must fund them and their art. Do you agree or disagree with it?
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Art, for a long time, has been seen as the easier thing to do. For some reasons, it has dawn upon people that love for literature, imagination, creativity or understanding of philosophy is very easy. Drawing a painting or singing seems quite trivial task that can be done by anyone. This has led to paying low wages to artist as it is thought that they are easily replaceable. It is in recent times, that artists have demanded the government to fund them and their art. I believe that is fair on their part to do so.
In the era, when most attention is being taken by technology, if government funds arts, there will be several benefits. Firstly, it will give people a choice to do what they love. It has been observed in recent times that people often go for engineering or medicines as they are high paying jobs. If security could be provided to artist more people would take it up as a career. Secondly, art does form an integral part of our lives. Funding by government would help increase awareness among people about the importance of arts. Even more, it will help artists to lead a happier life. Often artists lose their creativity in the struggle of protecting their art and living life. The support from government will surely be of great help.
Overall, I believe we do need engineers and scientist but artists surely make life better. Neglecting them could make our lives monotonous.. Therefore, steps must be taken on behalf of the government to ensure that the artists fell proud of their art and are able to make a living out of the work they love.
Increasing the price of petrol is the best to solve growing traffic and pollution problems.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion? What other measures do you think might be effective?
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In today’s world the main problems which we face in our everyday lives are related to traffic congestion and high levels of pollution. Both these problems, which are inter-related, affect people to a great extent as everyone has to commute for personal and professional reasons. Increasing the price of petrol is not the best way to solve these problems but it can help to reduce them to quite an extent.
These days, everyone uses private vehicles for commuting daily for personal and professional reasons as it is a more comfortable means of travel. This results in the increase of the level of pollution due to the toxic and poisonous fumes emitted by theses vehicles. A reduction in the price of petrol can dissuade a few people from using their vehicles as its usage would become costly. But in general, people who prefer the comfort of their own vehicles would continue to use them irrespective of the decrease in petrol costs. So it is only to an extent this would help curtail the traffic and pollution problems.
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There can be other measures which can be used to curb the growth of traffic and pollution. First and foremost, public transport should be made easily and cheaply available to the public so that it can become affordable for all people. Secondly, the routes for such transport should also be increased and expanded, especially to those areas where commutation is difficult. Lastly, a tax can be levied on all vehicles which are used by people for personal and professional use.
In conclusion, it can be said that the decrease in the price of petrol would not be a very effective way of curbing traffic and pollution related problems and other measures should be devised to keep these in check.
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Without capital punishment (the death penalty) our lives are less secure and crimes of violence increase. Capital punishment is essential to control violence in society.
To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?
Crime and violence have existed and sustained in our world since centuries. In earlier times, all crimes were designated as one and there was no differentiation between heinous and petty crimes. Death penalty was awarded to all who committed crimes, irrespective of their seriousness but now it is awarded for those crimes which are heinous.
Capital punishment for certain crimes is essential as it deters the culprit to commit the offence again. It instils fear in the person to commit atrocious and brutal offences. If there was no death penalty for such crimes, criminals would walk around free without any fear and repeat such criminal acts of violence. It is only when a criminal or offender fears for one’s own life, does it dissuade him to commit offences. We have had a number of cases in India whereby the death penalty has been awarded. For instance, Kasab, the terrorist who was involved in the terrorist attack in which many people were killed in cold blood at the Hotel Taj in Mumbai, was awarded the sentence and was hanged till death last year. Apart from this, the victims and their families also feel a sense of justice and security which in turn makes them live peacefully.
Yet capital punishment does not always lead to less crime in society. If the crime statistics are given attention, it will be seen that crime has increased manifold over the years, despite the death penalty being awarded in many cases. This can be supported by the recent rape case which occurred in Delhi, whereby two criminals were given the death penalty but the incidence of rapes have not decreased. In fact, the numbers are growing gradually and each year it surpasses the previous year.
It can be concluded that capital punishment does not necessarily control crime in a society and only has a deterrent effect but it is required in those cases where heinous and despicable crimes have been committed.
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Nowadays, traffic jams are becoming a big problem in most cities and bigger towns. Some people believe that widening of roads is a solution to this problem.
Do you agree or disagree?
Give your opinion and suggest a solution to this problem.
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The advent of automobiles marked the 20th century. With the rise of middle class in 21st century, the use of automobiles has dramatically increased. Although this increase has given people the freedom of travel, it has posed a serious concern in big towns and cities, the issue of traffic jams. To solve the problem, some people advised that the roads must be widened, but I believe that until and unless there is awareness amongst individuals, the problem may not be solved.
Widening of roads may be one solution, but it might not be the most practical. We are living in such times, when we are facing environmental issues. The road widening project may involve cutting down more trees, which will not only affect the environment but also the animals living in the forests. This will disturb our food chain further and also pose grave issues to our existence. Even more, there is no guarantee that once we have broader roads, there won’t be any traffic jams. The population of the world has increased in the past 5 decades sharply and continues to grow. It will only lead to growing number of automobiles.
However, if individuals are made aware of the consequences, chances are we might solve the problem without any further construction. People must be motivated to use public transport or share their transport as much as possible. Even more, the use of cycle must be promoted. For example-: China has made it compulsory for individuals to go to work on cycle. In this way, they have killed two birds with an arrow. The pollution levels have decreased and people have become healthier.
Overall, I believe that the best way to reduce traffic is to use less automobiles. Awareness about it must be made in schools, colleges and workplaces. Extra awards or incentives could be provided to individuals who in some way are contributing towards the solution. Also, the companies or schools or colleges who work towards making it possible to reduce traffic jams, must be awarded.