Adam’s Eve

What am I? A woman or a simple element-

Society makes me feel like an element,

They don’t see, they leer,

I feel their eyes crawling up on my arms,

They know how to make me scream;

Laugh has been long forgotten,

I don’t even know, if it’s right or wrong,

Generations of staring down,

Now this is the rule, we follow it

But is it right?

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Independence Day

I was wondering whether to start with something like happy independence day. If you ask me , “are you happy?” I can definitely reply with a yes. Not an issue really. But the real question is -IS IT MY INDEPENDENCE DAY? The answer my dear friends will be NO.

My nation became independent on this day from the British. An important question which should itch your mind is “Are you happy about your nation”? Again I can answer that with a monosyllable NO .

The Government seems too happy to have made electricity accessible to the remotest villages of the country. A happy news YES , should I clap my hands NO. The above mentioned statement may be true, but they did not see to it, whether electricity is properly being supplied to the every area of the region, it being village or city. Let me speak for my city Guwahati, claiming itself to be a metro city , swift flowing electricity is like breathing in and out of air. Power cuts are so frequent that at times, it turns out to be power cut per 30 minutes. I really don’t know what is the issue with the electricity board “Do the consumers not pay their bills”? or ” Does the board have contradictory issues with zonal power grids”? During every elections the representatives have a common resolution ” After the upcoming ballots electricity will be 24/7 amenity for this region”. Did it ever happen NO, mind you we don’t always let the same party win. Yet all of them seem to have a problem of ‘Short term memory loss’.

Women of the nation are still not categorised as humans. We still have the tag of products, whether we are old or middle aged, young adults, teenagers or infants. 70% of Indian men still haven’t added the word ‘No’ in their dictionary. In many of the Indian communities love marriages are still taboo words but RAPE is not. Well they don’t consider it rape actually. According to them it is either disciplining the girl , his wife or having his way with a girl he likes who might have rejected him. Society accepts that because he is a MAN . In India if you are man, it means you are God and you have legit powers to do anything to your partner, your cousins, your mother-in- law ; anyone who is not a direct blood relative. And the hilarious situation is if you ask them why they did it , their first reaction would be ” Man did I do something wrong?” ,after further enquiry which is talking high because most of the cases don’t reach the office of authority , much less do they see judiciary. And if they somehow reach the police station, they try instilling good amount of fear in the poor girl’s (considering she is alive till then, which is rare) head that she opts out of the whole issue. Acid attacks and other domestic abuse cases are getting so popular now a days, sometimes I feel public lynching these criminals to death is a better option than the judicial punishment of death. Why give someone an easy death , when he or she doesn’t understand an easy word called NO.

With these tortures which includes – foeticide, domestic abuse, acid attacks, rapes, the number of females in few of the North Indian states are at stake. So the men might be in a virtual idea that they will be able to reproduce without women or probably get pregnant, which is not a bad option given the progress of science.

I guess I got a lot of pent up emotions, bringing to you best social who live to serve the citizens by protecting them – Government bureaucrats, the Police Department and other departments of executive. The Government should start a policy of salary increment in every 3-4 months because most of the people working in these departments seem to be totally in adverse condition , even may be below poverty line. Though they collect their salary every month from the Government, yet they live on bribery from common citizens. There is a deeper sentimental issue that we overlook, the people who work in these high raised Government buildings had to get their jobs by bribing the senior officers, so why will they not collect what is theirs. Traffic officers get the best choice here, theirs is like completing targets of Insurance officers , here the difference is the Government didn’t set up any target and it doesn’t have any recorded issues about their collected commission. Till the end of their tenure they should be able to collect the full amount that they paid. Government salary though might be helpful to run a family, yet when it comes to collecting the deposited money in the seniors table they will have to get it from other citizens. A man has to live his life common, stop thinking and start bribing.

The Government fears China might launch a war to gain Arunachal , Pakistan may take away Kashmir; but they forget about the society which is so abysmal as to bombard its own people.

I am really proud to be celebrating independence day of the nation where politics is the national game, and corruption is the Popular People’s Choice Award.

I am thankful to all those people who took the pain to go through this long unadroitic article of mine.

Happy Independence Day everyone.

Stalkers Alert

This post is very different from my usual ones. The present situation in India (I have no idea about other countries) is such that most men and even boys think that social media.networks are all dating sites.

The process begins with them sending friend requests and the girls who are unaware of such problems accepting it. Facebook is the most common one,instagram getting the runner ups cup. It might begin with hello and then next sentence being said. “I like you”. Here things start getting interesting because the guy doesn’t even know the girl and he already likes and she might reply “Ok”. If it’s an ok guys please understand that she is not interested, instead you keep on sending her messages until she finally blocks you.

Instagram the next best app to search for would be girlfriends has the same facility . Even in this app the guys may be blocked out.

If she likes you she will surely talk to you, don’t rile her up. The women of our society are already enough demoralised to be even more terrified by your mental abuse.

Changing education system

Early education system in India was mainly based on religious texts there were famous universities like Taxila, Nalanda which provided courses on a number of subjects like Science, Literature, Religious studies,Logic,Astronomy etc. There were schools where the children would get education under a guru and he/she would have to stay in in the Gurukul(school) throughout his learning years. Among the tribes of the country there were dormitories ,some of them were separate for boys and girls and others included coed studies. Sanskrit was a common subject everywhere. Many women scholars were also present during this stage of the education system, Gargi, Maitreyi, Ghosha, to name a few.

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With the advent of Muslim invaders the country saw its proportion to new schools called Madrassa where Islamic religious scripts were taught along with subjects like Arabic, Persian logic which were influenced by Middle East countries. Students from Afghanistan and various other neighbouring countries came to pursue their education here in India. This was the time when women were slowly deprived of their right to education. And then during 1600s the Europeans invaded our country , people got access to new Christian missionary schools and colleges.

This system prevails till date. In some of the states there are more English schools than vernacular medium schools. I think the reason behind this is our Government, it never takes the proper initiative to run Government schools properly. There are very few teachers in those schools. The case turns even more interesting when you come to know that the kids who study here don’t even appear exams to pass out from one standard to the other. Now if you ask why is it so? The only reason that I can provide you with is the Government wants a 100% literate society and to do that children must attend school.This can only happen when they find it easy. The scheme designers don’t concentrate on making the syllabus interesting rather they make it easy. This is the condition in Government schools.
Whereas in Private schools the children are given such huge syllabus that most of the time they are seen running with their bags on, even on holidays some of the private tutors take classes so as to complete their course. Here completion of course is important whether the student gets his head in it or not is not minded.
Same is the case with colleges where in some of the universities the admission process takes place much before the result of the previous standard has been declared. So sometimes you come to you failed in the previous class just after the admission process for the next class or standard is over. All the money spent goes to a waste, that too for nothing. Even after lots of complaints have been filed against this system none takes heed in the affairs. When such a system has been prevailing for long how can you expect the country to develop.  Development is possible if the system is modified, but that would be done in a decade or not can’t be assumed.

Holi-A festival of colors

Calling this festival simply as the festival of colors is not enough it’s the festival of unity in diversity. It is enjoyed by individuals of different regions of the nation.

There are many mythological stories associated with this festival.The most famous ones are that of lord Krishna and Radha and that of Prahallad and Hiranyakashap.

According to the first legend lord Krishna used to spray colors on the gopis while he was in Vrindavan. That’s why on the purnima before holi people worship lord krishna first and then they put colors on him.This is called Dol purnima.  The color is called Abeer, is put on his feet as a way of seeking the lord’s blessings.

The second legend is a bit different it is said that Prahallad, a devotee of Lord Vishnu was the son of a devil Hiranyakashyap.The devil in order to kill his son for praying the lord called his sister Holika. She had the blessings of lord Brahma and would not die even if she sat on fire.This get interesting when she sits with prahallad on the fire and gets herself burnt instead of him.  From that day onwards people in some of the regions burn holika before the day of playing holi.

But these traditions are not followed nowadays. Youngsters start playing holi much before holika is burnt or much before dol purnima. For their personal enjoyment they have stopped following the traditions and customs.

Holi also has great biological significance since march and april are the months when people are more likely to get sick with skin diseases like chicken pox and other such diseases the colors of holi are said to keep such diseases off of us. Again during this people are more lazy than ever because of the change in season from winter to summer, the activities of the festival makes them work out their drowsiness.

People also clean their homes during holi making it more hygienic.

Now let’s move to the food section thandaai and bhang are one of the famous drinks of holi. Drinking it does make the people little drowsy but not drunk. They are naturally made beverages. Thandaai is basically prepared using milk,water, sugar, almond,poppy seed,fennel , fresh rose petal and cardamom powder. To go with it you may add 2-3 optional ingredients.  Bhang is prepared using Marijuana leaves,milk,sugar
,water,almond, clove, cardamom, ginger, rose water, Cinnamon etc.
Gujia, Papri, Dahi Valle are some other favored delicacies of Holi.

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Gujia

Holi is played in different regions in different ways one of the most famous is the lath mar holi of Barsana region of India.It takes place days before actual holi, the man of Barsana visit Nandgaon region and sing provocative songs, the women of the village then act as if they are provoked and playfully beat the man with lathis   who in turn protect themselves with shields and all this take place near the radha rani festival. Thousands of tourists witness this festival every year.

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Lath mar holi

In mathura holi continues for at least 16 days.
But in the major cities of the country this festival has taken a total different turn . Holi is organized by different clubs there people play holi using balloons, pichkari and abeer. The cultural importance is almost lost. Boys and girls drink thandaai and bhang and get themselves drunk totally. Lots of accidents also take place during this festival.One of the most recent one in which 5 people were fatally killed due to their own mistake took place last year.Girls are molested every year during this festival , since the faces are covered with colors so guys take it as  a chance to have their ways with us.
So girls be careful these two days about whom to trust. Don’t go into the sweet talks, be aware. And all of my fellow bloggers a very HAPPY HOLI to all of you.