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Monday, 16 March 2015

How connected are we?

There was a time when we had only one channel on TV "Durdarshan". This channel had programs like; Nirmala, Godaan, Bharat aik khoj, Mahabharat, Ramayan, Hum log, Buniyad, Tamas, Jungle Book, Surbhi, Umang...

Every house had one TV. Each program and its each characters used to seem real to us. From upper class to lower class, every kid, youngster and elders used to wait for these programs with such excitement as if these characters were coming to meet only them. We could relate with each character, it seemed as if we knew them in person, whether it was Moogle from Jungle book or Chutki, badki or nanhe from Hum Log. On the name of music we had chitrhar that came only twice a week and rangolee that came every Sunday morning. When Doordarshan's news reader Sarla Maheshwari seemed like a daughter/daughter-in-law of our house. When we used to wait whole week for the Sunday movie.

Many times parents used to tell the children that there are certain programs/movies they cannot watch. There used to be a set time on which we could switch on TV.
Oh what those days were like...

Today in each room of the house there is a TV. Everyone has a TV on their mobiles and laptop. There are over fifty new channels today but we do not feel related to any of their news reader. There are over fifty channels for; music, movies, Kids... but we never stay on one channel for more than half an hour, we change it every few minutes. Each channel have tons of shows but we do not feel connected to any their characters. There is nothing family like on the so called family shows.

The truth is that these days we aren't even connected with ourselves, so how will one connect with others. We have created a rush all around. We want everything, even though there is no time to use those items.

"Once a villager had a rope in his hand that was tied to a cow. He was walking along with his educated son who was busy in his cellphone. The father asked, "Is the cow tied to me or am I tied to her?". The son replied, "The cow is yours. She is tied to you". The father asked, "If the rope slips out of my hold, then will the cow run towards me or will I run towards her?" The son stopped in his tracks. He understood that us humans are tied to technology, which is why we always running towards it."

Monday, 9 March 2015

Give me a guarantee

1) Western cloths are not allowed because they are the reason for rapes and eve-teasing.

This won't happen in saare or burka; you don't give a guarantee for that.

2) Do not go out late night.

Rapes and kidnapping won't happen at daytime; you don't give guarantee for that.

3) Whether its day or night, if you go out you should have a man from the family with you.

Inside the house, any family friend or a man from the family won't rape or abuse; you don't give guarantee for that.

4) Girls should not be given freedom. They should not get too educated, should not use cellphones and internet.

Six year old girls and those woman who are mentally delirious, are neither too educated nor uses cellphones or internet; but you still don't give a guarantee that they won't be raped.

5) Women should try not to get late night jobs.

They will be safe with their coworkers during day jobs; you don't give a guarantee for that.

6) Item songs and sexual scenes shown in films are the reason behind increasing crimes and criminal intentions towards women.

But if I only watch religious movies and only read religious book, even then you don't give a guarantee for my safety.

7) A woman should not have any relationship with other man before or after the marriage.

The man who made relationship with her also cheated his own faithful wife. You don't give a guarantee of punishing that man too.

8) Whether its a girl or a woman, she should not go out to theaters and outings with her friends.

We will be safe in festivals, weddings and celebrations at home, do you give a guarantee for that?

9) A girl who runs away from her house, whether to become an actress or to be with her lover; many of them are forced into prostitution.

A husband won't force his wife to sleep with his boss for promotion, a father, uncle or brother won't sell her; do you give a guarantee for that?

10) I give you my word that I will always listen to elders, whether they are my parents or in-laws and will never argue with them. Do you give a guarantee for my safety then?

It is said that what a woman says, sees or thinks during pregnancy affects the child in her womb. It is said the mother is the first teacher of every kid. So is the woman responsible for the law breaking men? Why is his sister different then him even though she's from the same womb? Every man wants a wife who is like his mother. In that case he should not think so.

The first word that comes on our tongue when we are in pain is mother. Every female, whether she is married or not, is a mother. Our society says that every girl (whose menses have not started) is a goddess, but even they aren't safe. Is man also staining the purity of goddesses? Why doesn't those "Saints" who raises tumults on God - Goddesses pictures and statutes, comes forward for those innocent girls.

So what do you want? Do you want that the female race should not exist, at all? A debate should be held between all the lawyers that are fighting for the rapists all over the country and all the lawyers who are fighting against them; after all lawyers are well educated people. Is it possible? And also all the famous media persons and judges should be present there. I give a guarantee, a solution will surely come out of it.

Let's do this.