Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Elederly abused by their offsprings

India is known for its diverse cultures, which has been passed from generation to generation. The Indians are appreciated because of their respectful nature towards their parents. Even migrants who reside abroad want their children to have Indian roots and their devotional approach towards their families.

Recently, Help age India, had conducted a survey that most of the elderly people are victims of physical and verbal abuse. They are mostly targeted by their own families, be it their sons and daughter- in-laws. This highlights the fact that Indian people have been delinquent towards their parents.

The elderly people’s financial dependency over their children is the main reason of their agony. 90% victims are found in Delhi itself. Some have confined indoors in silence and have not been able to share their grievances with their neighbours.

People always desire to have a Male offspring in their families and this survey has clearly proved that 50% elderly people are abused by their sons.

Elderly people have to break their silence and move out in public to express their grievances with the people. Earlier elderly people were targets of crime and murders and now they fall prey in the hands of their own family members.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Get ready to pay for expensive meals

The government is in no mood to respite its citizens with the expenses it is mounting on the people. Since the year began, the government has been introducing new hikes, be it in the milk products, petrol or other groceries that are consumed for daily usage.

From July1 a new hike is reported to be seen in food and liquors, announced by the Delhi Excise Rules 2011.The popular brands of liquor such as Scotch, Vodka and Whisky will increase by 10-15%.While the price of bear will remain stagnant because the price was revised three months back.

An augmentation in the price of liquor will also push up the price of food items in the restaurants. Industry experts said, people will have issue in the beginning as they have to shell out more money on products such as alcohol and cigarettes but within time people will get accustomed with the inflated prices.

People are left with no alternative be it the household products or luxury items as they have to spend more money from their pockets. Since, the year has started; the government has burdened its citizens with the hikes on various products. While the government themselves are unanswerable on issues related to corruption.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Players prefer IPL over country

In time to come, IPL will become more notorious among the players. This is what a survey has to say, which was conducted among 45 players by the federation of international cricket. Players are keen to endure their national duty when they are approached to play for the IPL.

The survey showed that 32% players would retire before as their keen interest is in playing for the Indian premier league and T20.While 94% assured that young players will refine their skills because of the lucrative salaries offered by the IPL.

IPL has its own benefits as it provides the player with astronomical salary which is much more than their actual revenue which is generated while playing for their ODI matches.

Looking at the present scenario of the players, the loyalty factor is likely to shift towards the IPL matches, as it replenish new opportunity to the upcoming players and plenty of time is provided to them for the practice as IPL is held once in a year.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

DU makes it easy for its students

With the declaration of the 12th board result all over India, it is time to move ahead and grab your seats in DU. Breaking the boundaries of school, again time has come to run for the DU admission process. Students from all corners of the country are heading towards Delhi University which provides admission in undergraduate and graduate courses.

While implementing a new method in admission process, it has been able to provide respite to the students. As they do not have to halt in long queue, in the scorching heat of sun to purchase and submit the application forms.

DU has come up with an unusual approach which will help students to take admission directly on the basis of the cut off list and anticipates them from buying applications, which has been in the process for decades.

This new method is only applicable for honour courses. While for other professional courses an application has to be submitted. According to Diksha Bahl a student said, this year DU has made it very convineint for them as they can choose a particular college only based on its cut off percentage. This has saved their time as they do not have to hinder from place to place in search for admissions.

Though DU is welcoming new modifications right from semester system to the eradication of filling any forms, to make it easier for the students. Hope to see new radical innovations which would be a great reinforcement for the students as well as their parents.

Saturday, 28 May 2011


On 13th march, I boarded the train that took me too shirdi. It was my first trip to the land of Sai Baba. 22 hours of journey had kept me ambit from my god father. The next day I reached shirdi in the evening. As I got down from the train I looked around and felt the breezing cold wind on my face as if Sai Baba has himself come to redeem me and wanted to embrace me.

By 9.15 we entered shirdi checked in the hotel, were deep neck tired but still wanted to have a glimpse of Sai who had called us from the capital city. The morning prayer had to start at 4 so by 3 we all were ready .As soon as I entered the Samadhi temple I was delighted thinking that I have marked my first presence to god but I was taken aback when I noticed almost 500 devotees were ahead of me. This is the kind of devotion towards Sai.

After completing our darshan the next destination was Mumbai ‘THE CITY THAT NEVER SLEEPS’ .Indeed it is a verily statement and you can only agree to it once you reach there. Scorching heat reminded me of my home town as during the month of March cold winds are wafting in the air.

Unknown about so many places a driver from Punjab who stayed in Mumbai helped us to locate all those places which were new to us. Gateway of India, chopatti, bandra, sea link, Kolaba were some places we visited.

The best thing which had sweeped my heart was it’s a safe city for women ,unlike in Delhi were you have to be cautious of rowley people who can verbally make you the target and you end up feeling like a sheep who is surrounded by wild male animals.

The next day we boarded the flight back to Delhi I could see the lightning city, busy people fading away from my vision. Though when I came back to Delhi my heart and my mind was still in Mumbai. If given a chance to go back I will surely make my presence there. Indeed it is a place which cannot be forgotten easily.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

New Era of Slavery

In august 2010, the crime branch of Lucknow police claimed to have busted a racket in human trafficking. The gang which was caught by the police lured over 200 poor girls and boys who were sold in West Asian countries .(TOI.COM)

This is not the only racket that has comes into picture there are millions of women and children who are trafficked every decade ,every year,every month around the world for the purpose of forced labor and other formsof exploitationNearly every country is caught in the web of trafficking and inarguably poverty is a crucial factor for the rise in human trafficking in India. Due to which either they are sold by their parents or are tricked into fraudulent marriages.  

Women and children are the main victims and have to go under deceptive means which includes all low skilled work.

The UN has placed India on the second worst category of human trafficking watch list. Further every year 5-7 thousand Nepalese girls are trafficked into India for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation.

Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Mahrashtra, Tamil Nadu and UP are the high supply zones for women in prostitution. While Bangalore is one of the major city in India which accounts for 80% of child prostitution in the country.(
Futher , many NGO’s have been working to eradicate the ongoing immoral trafficking. One such NGO is Project Aasara which was launched on April 21, 2005 by Nalgonda police in Andhra Pradesh.

The Government of India has also launched the Immoral Trafficking Prevention Act (ITPA),1956 which prohibits the commercial sexual exploitation. The prescribed penalties under ITPA include seven years of life imprisonment.

Indian authorities also use section 366(A) and 372 of the Indian Penal Code, which prohibits kidnapping and selling minors into prostitution.

Despite the ongoing problem of human trafficking India has failed to show evidence of increasing effort to tackle this menace. Though emerging scenario is certainly positive but the government has not been able to touch the root cause of trafficking and even the much developed schemes have not been able to reach the economically weaker section of the society.

Illusion and Reality

The truth is there is nothing to be afraid of its just life.

There comes a time in every man’s journey when all that is normal overturns, leaving us completely off course. You suddenly realize that you are standing at mid-seas braving the storm and trying to figure out that which direction to sail, a final hope which would save you from drowning.

The basic question which comes in our mind is what sustains you at such moment? In that circumstances how do you renew your faith? Do we lose ourselves in the maze of misery or find out a way to fight against it? The choices we make in these decisive moments can change the rest of our lives for better or worse.

We all wish for a better future for ourselves. Some work towards it while others just rely on their luck but no matter how perfectly it is planned there are bound to be disappointments.
When we are young we think that nothing can hurt us. Your whole life is ahead of you big plans for your future. But as we grow old we realize that things does not shape as we had expected it to be and the plans you made were mere dreams.

Many a times we fail to recognize the good in the worst that life throws at us. Some would give it up too easily without putting up a fight. While handful of others will believe in the kindness and justice of life, never giving up easily. It has to be understood that there can be no triumph without a trial because it is only when we have tested ourselves, we discover who we are and once we have tried it we are able to discover who we can be The person has to be courageous enough in order to turn the impossible into possible and should rise above themselves showing promises of a better tomorrow.

Through our strong thinking we can be an inspiration to someone who could be anyone from a friend to a stranger.

There are times and a situation when someone close to you disappoints you or someone you thought great falls short of your expectations but these are not the reasons enough to stop believing.

On the whole if you give it a closer look one can find possibilities in almost every simple thing that life has to offer, letting go off regrets and sometimes by deciding to be a better person that you were yesterday.