An emerging superpower- India

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After receiving such a positive response from the article “The Greatness of India” (https://thegreatindianhitch.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/the-greatness-of-india-incredible-india/#respond), I would like to share some interesting facts which are unknown to the people of this country and other countries who undermine the power and greatness of this nation.

  • The country is achieving a high economic growth of over 8 per cent of its GDP annually, on a consistent basis. In fact, India’s economic growth rate is second highest in the world-next only to China. The developed world has been left behind. The two Asian giants-India and China have today turned the leaders of growth of the global economy.
  • Militarily, India is one of the strongest countries in the world. Having the third largest army in the world, it has a huge arsenal of weaponry including nuclear weapons. Its Army, Navy and Air Force are always ready to meet any challenge. India believes in having peaceful relations with other countries, but in today’s world of changing equation, it is necessary to have a military might to deter other countries to do any mischief.
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) recently launched polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) which created history by lobbying 104 satellites in a single mission, whereas the previous record was in the name of Russia which marked 37 satellites in one single mission.
  • According to a report by New World Wealth in 2016, India is ranked as the seventh wealthiest country in the world. 
  • Few years ago, Indians (who are considered to be blacks) were discriminated in western countries but now Indian minds are ruling over the world:
    • CEO of Google: Sundar Pichai
    • CEO of Microsoft: Satya Nadella
    • CEO of Adobe: Shantanu Narayen

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You’ll find that again. You will!

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There was a time she wasn’t sure. In middle of a hurricane, it always made her question- Wonder whether she will get through it, whether all of it is worth it or what if she could not handle, she always had a thought to quit in back of her mind. But she did not quit because she is not an escapist. The day she realized she has to fight back, she won because she was not scared to lose now. In middle of the storm, where she was the most vulnerable, her ears could not listen to the chaos where she listened to her heart which tells her to calm down, so she listens because she knows even if she wanted to, she cannot go back. Life is a crazy, beautiful, confusing journey but it is lived forward. 

We all had those frightening experiences, some of us are still going through or are yet to go, those memories that scare the shit out of us, but you made out and that’s your victory; the ones who are going through it, do remember that “This is Life and it is not supposed to be easy, it is much more than the barbie or X Box games.” But you will make through it. This is the end of the year and I would like to remind you all of your strengths which didn’t let you give up and trust me, you’re doing great! We all have screwed things in past, but don’t blame yourself for everything. Even if you’re low right now, its okay, give yourself some time, find yourself and you’ll rise again. We all have made mistakes in this year and  have left things behind but  remind yourself- You will find them again. You will be happy again. You will be okay, so keep moving!

Looking forward to the coming year with Hope and ready to fight back with everything life throws at you. Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to all! Stay Blessed ❤

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RESPECT INDIAN SOLDIERS

 

We all keep on whining about our problems and lives but have we ever thought of people least paid by government and living the most difficult lives? Those are the people who stand in -40 degrees protecting us so that we can sleep peacefully! Its easy to find problems and whine about them but it would be better if we could work on them. Its easy to find loopholes in country or governance or putting allegations or for that matter debating upon right to dissent from saying “Bharat Mata Ki Jai”, but have you ever imagined how peaceful lives we have considering the unrest in African and Middle Eastern Countries but still we are thankful to nobody! I believe that the people saying anti nationalist slogans or disrespecting the country should feel shame upon themselves. If we want to make things better then we need a common feeling of Nationalism that will unite every citizen of India, irrespective of religions we should proudly identify ourselves as INDIANS.

RESPECT INDIAN SOLDIERS! RESPECT YOUR MOTHERLAND! PROUD TO BE AN INDIAN!

GIRLS, Don’t fake it up, Stand up and make it up!

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Recently, there have been many cases where Girls are putting fake allegations on guys and as our law is partial towards girls, some innocent guys have been suffering.

Yes, I am also a girl; yes, i have also been eve teased; yes, i also understand that pain; yes, i know there are many situations when bad comments are passed on us on the basis of what we are wearing. But I also understand that the way girl’s reputation is important  in society, same is for guys too! You cannot blame any guy out of revenge taking advantage of law, showing others that girls are weak. This is Pathetic. This is insult of all those girls who have been fighting for so long for their rights and justice.

“Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal!”

DON’T LOOK DOWN TO ME

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Its not my fault, that i am fat
You treat me Bad and makes me Sad!

Its not my fault , that i look short
you tease me and make me feel lonely!

Its not my fault, that I am black
Then why am I bullied, should i feel pitied?

Its not my fault that I am a girl
is it such a crime, that i should live with guilt?

Its not my fault, that I am gay
should i be treated like a prey?

Its not my fault, That i am disable
Is that why i am socially unaaceptable?

Its not my fault that, I look ugly
If only our eyes saw souls
instead of bodies
how very different, our ideas of beauty would be!

You look at me but you don’t see me.
You speak to me but you talk down to me.
Have you ever felt like a prisoner in your own body?
Have you ever had a crowd stare at you with humiliating pity?
I’m a person too,
I’m sick and tired of being overlooked,
You will hear my voice.
I won’t be ignored,
Why must I be ignored?
I will stand up for myself
Using all my strength
No one will ever laugh at me
No one will look down to me!

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WE ALL ARE HUMANS

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All humans started life the same way, we are all equal, its just how we grow up, how we are taught, how we treat our individual life that makes it unequal.

No one is born as Hindu, Muslim, Christian; no person is religious or atheist by birth, we all are born as humans and it is our society that discriminates and teaches us the same. Each and every belief is made by us, there is no GOD who came and told us how to behave and what to believe. Every religion and belief is made by Humans only.

It is therefore our right to choose, whether we want to be religious or atheist, gay or lesbian, hindu or muslim, whether we want to follow any religion, belief or not? No one has the right to discriminate on the basis on caste, creed, race or religion.

WE HOLD THIS TRUTH TO BE SACRED AND UNDENIABLE; THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND INDEPENDENT , THAT FROM THAT EQUAL CREATION THEY DERIVE RIGHTS INHERENT AND INALIENABLE, AMONG WHICH ARE THE PRESERVATION OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

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Face of Euthanasia Debate in India Dies

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The death of Aruna Shanbaug, a nurse who spent 42 years in a vegetative state after being raped and gagged with a dog chain that left her in coma for 42 years and strangled in a Mumbai hospital, has many asking if India can overcome the legal and moral hurdles to allow euthanasia.

The death ended decades of pain and trauma for the 67 year old Shanbaug who remained immobilised in a single hospital room after the brutal sexual assault left her blind and severely brain damaged.

The Supreme Court of India dismissed a petition seeking to legally end Shanbaug’s life in 2011. Since then, much of the debate on legalising euthanasia has revolved around her story. And even in her death, Shanbaug seems to have sparked discussions on the “right to die” in the country. Her tragic story highlights not one but many issues. As The Asian Age puts it, she became a “symbol of all that is wrong with our male-dominated society”.

“Her tormentor” – a sweeper in the hospital – spent only seven years in jail and “society probably forgot about the beast after he was set free”. That was in the 1970s. But looking at the recent cases of sexual assault against women in India, not much seems to have changed.

“The man who assaulted Aruna and left her for dead, walked out of jail, unencumbered by law or conscience.”

Nobody can really know how it feels to lose volition over life and limb, to never be able to speak another word or see the world with a coherent gaze. To lose in one decisive moment, a lifetime of productive work, companionship, just the ordinariness of being married and raising children, brewing a cup of tea after a bath, feeling safe in the world.

India has thousands of patients who live lives worse than death but legal restrictions don’t allow them a way out. Most lawmakers take a sympathetic view on the issue, but fear that a legal “right to die” can be misused in a country where judiciary and government processes are not always efficient.

Should Euthanasia be Legalised? And the debate continues….

#Bethechange

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My Mind, My Body, My Choice

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I am not going to give a speech on women empowerment or something similar to deepika padukone’s video. But this is just a feeling of a 16 year old girl i.e. me.

Why girls are taught shame. Close your legs, Cover Yourself? Why girls are taught how to behave? Why girls are not allowed to go outside home after sunset? Why girls cannot be pride of family? Why girls are taken as a burden? Why girls are said- “ye to paraye ghar ki ho jaegi”?  Why girls are not given equal freedom like their brothers? Why girls are not independent of their decisions? Why girls are discouraged for every outdoor activity or sports saying YOU ARE A GIRL? Why even if a rape takes place, the girl is blamed for wearing wrong clothes or bad gesture? Why a boy having many girls around is referred as CASANOVA and girls having many guys around is referred as SLUT? Why anything bad done by a boy is referred as cool and something bad done by a girl is referred as SHAMEFUL? Why boys drinking Alcohol or Smoking is FUN and girls doing the same is DISGRACEFUL? Why girls even after facing so much difficulties don’t get the respect they deserve? Why girls have to go through so much pain and yet are made feel as though by being born female, they are already guilty of something? Why girls grow up to be women who cannot say they have desire, who silence themselves, who cannot say what they truly think?

These are the questions which every girl has in their mind and i have not brought various important issues like female foeticide, girl education and all. But these are the questions of a 16 year old girl living in National Capital. Can anyone answer?

Now there is a strong urge to make a change in mindset and I request all the men to think think and think.. what is the girl’s fault? Why can’t men change their mentality so that every woman can live peacefully and happily. And i would like to ask all the girls to move forward and take the initiative for a change. Because if we won’t step forward then no one else will bother to take an initiative.

Strong women don’t play victim, don’t make themselves look pitiful and don’t point fingers. They stand and they deal. #Bethechange

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Will the cheap disgusted mentality of people ever change?

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This is a photo of Rupali Kaur who posted this on Instagram herself and this picture was deleted by Instagram twice by stating that this picture is against the community guidelines.

They deleted a photo of a woman who is fully covered and menstruating, stating that it goes against community guidelines when their guidelines outline that it is nothing but acceptable, the girl is fully clothed, the photo is of her own and it is not attacking a certain group nor is it spam and because it does not break those guidelines she posted it again. This girl didn’t apologize for not feeding the ego and pride of misogynist society that will have her body in an underwear but not be okay with a small leak, when the pages of Instagram are filled with countless photos/accounts where women (so many who are underage) are objectified, pornified and treated less than human.

Women bleed each month to help make humankind a possibility, her womb is home to the divine, a source of life for our species, whether she choose to create or not but very few times it is seen that way. In older civilizations this blood was considered holy in some it still is but a majority of people, societies and communities shun this natural process. Some are more comfortable with the pornification of women, the sexualization of women, the violence and degradation of women than this. They cannot be bothered to express their disgust about all that but will be angered and bothered by this. We menstruate and they see it as dirty, attention seeking, sick, a burden as if this process is less natural than breathing, as if it is not a bridge between this universe and the last, as if this process is not love, labour, life, selfless and strikingly beautiful.

This image was a part of a photoseries project by Rupali Kaur for her visual rhetoric course. You can view the full series and read the full article at http://www.rupikaur.com

The Need to Be Humble!

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We achieve a lot of things in our lives.
From getting good marks to buying a new phone, we achieve.
From being popular on social media to getting a new job, we achieve.
From being in shape to eating in new places, we achieve.
Each and every one of us is an achiever and many things that we attain are difficult to attain.
We have reached our goals with great effort.
We have accomplished our needs and desires by struggle and endeavor.

But, all our achievements and efforts can go in vain by a single action of ours. Everything can go in the drains.
Our earned respect and dignity can vanish, and people may not like us anymore.

When we take excessive pride in ourselves and the deeds we do, we become high headed.
When we try to be superior than others that surround us, people think low about us.
When we show off, people realize it.

The biggest problem with many of us, is high-esteem and ego. We think of ourselves as the best. We feel that no one is better than us. We believe too much in our values and morality which may not necessarily be correct and ethically moral.
We don’t wish to bow down and accept our mistakes. We don’t believe in realizing where we went wrong.

What does it do for us? Does it make us good human beings? No, it certainly does not. We may be achievers, but when pride and ego sets in, we become losers.

Hence, there is a need to be humble. No matter what happens, we must bow down. We just need to do the right things. Respectable human beings are always humble in nature. Humility and humbleness add to the greatness of a person.
So, next time when you achieve something, don’t brag about it.
When you fight with a friend, just bow down and let it all go.
Help the people which surround you.
Remove ego and pride from your dictionary.
Be grateful to everyone. Smile. Smile, a lot, and feel happiness.  

Work hard, and stay humble! 🙂

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