Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Innocence Breached! #Rapes #MoralityatStake









Violence, threats & murder, rapes and incest paints the newsprint, ho halla on multiple channels steal the serenity of our mind and at times, we question with ourselves?

What’s going on?

Why so much of turbulence in an educated society?

Have we got educated for the sake of acting barbaric?

The news of a ten year old girl giving birth to a girl child left me shattered and thousands n thousands of queries stirred me from within...and I can feel her blank eyes.

Who is safe in our community?

The small kids are raped and sodomized. The kids who go through carry the scars with themselves forever and nothing can help them to erase these unfortunate incidents.

What are the people up to?

How can a man be so cruel with her?

Was he not able to judge her innocence while outraging her modesty?

My blood boiled when I came to know that a close family member was involved in this heinous crime…the man stole her childhood forever.

I don’t know whether this case is the first case of such incident but in my life of 45 years, I have heard it for the first time and this incident challenges all to be vigilant towards their kids.

Though news has been floored that she is not informed about the pregnancy & childbirth but the pregnancy blues are not so easy to digest for a responsible n grown up woman…how she faced the trauma so silently…She didn’t understand when the man breached her virginity but carrying baby for so many long weeks…she might be aware of all the transformations within…even the hushes around are loud enough to make one aware.

There are immense physiological & psychological changes, how can it go unnoticed under her nose?

I don’t know her nor have I seen her but my heart cries out for her at the thought of so many unfortunate incidents that saddled her life and never can she be a normal child again.

The ignorance of her parents jeopardized her life forever.

How her Mother could not notice her physiological changes?

Even the illiterate chunks are well aware of these basic things.

The law of our country proved futile for her…leaving her at the risk of giving birth to a child when she herself was a child, who saw only ten springs of her life.

I may sound harsh n stern but it would have been far better to terminate her pregnancy risking her life…even this take was a real threat to her life.

A child came into this world, who got abandoned on the very first second of life; how she will cope with her life later on…this question haunts my mind.

In today’s world where technology is so advanced still such child are born who are consequence of lust and are abandoned…indeed a very sad facet.

How her Mother ignore her daughter’s missed period?

Appeal to Parents:

Be frank with your child and let them open up in your presence, especially Mothers need to be careful.

Teach them about good and bad touch.

Win their confidence so that they share each and every piece of information….good or bad.

Be vigilant for both; Sons and Daughters.

At times, parent’s surveillance is more towards the girls of the family and this creates a rift between siblings and the girls don’t share their feelings fearing they might be scolded.

Be firm when the child is wrong but in normal cases, be friendly in your approach.

Don’t make your children timid, strengthen their innate qualities and be in reach when they need you.

Educate them about Puberty so that they don’t get traumatized when they face and inform the bare truth of Puberty.

Have faith in your child but check their movements, friends & social circle.
Accompany them when they are going for outing.

Even check the antecedents and movements of the extended family who are your regular visitors or staying with the family.

This incident can be a real lesson for many parents who ignore their offspring’s, keeping them over busy in professional, personal and social commitments.

Always remember, your child needs your presence much than your gifts.

Many might argue that the commitments that they are involved in are for their children…it’s true it is, but don’t ruin their childhood…their safety also comes under your jurisdiction so the parents needs to keep their eyes and ears open and time to time evaluate the situations.

If ever you find your child low, don’t ignore.

Discuss openly the reason and try to solve and bring back their smiles.
A parent folly stole her smiles forever.

I pray to God that not again such incidents take place…it’s very tragic for the child, family and the society.

Today…Morality is at stake.



 ***In our society, people are more vigil for girls and ignores the male community but such acts is the amalgamation of both the sexes, so parents, teachers and guardians should be vigilant towards both the sexes so that they don’t get involved in such mistakes where repentance cannot change anything.

Disclaimer: The views are solely mine and it is my outburst so the feelings penned are raw.

Monday, August 21, 2017

STAR BHARAT inspires the nation to ‘Bhula de darr’. #NewBeginning #TVChannels












Mumbai, August 20, 2017: Star India, announced the launch of STAR BHARAT from the 28th of August 2017, 6 pm onwards. Star Bharat will showcase inspirational stories about journeys of strong and fearless characters that rise for the collective. 



​Celebrating the many facets of Fearless India, STAR BHARAT unveils a content line up with strong, rooted icons and differentiated programming that is in line with the brand's philosophy of "Bhula ke darr, kuch alag kar". 



Om Shanti Om: For the first time on Indian television, a channel will celebrate the essence of devotional music with a contemporary twist. A devotional music reality show where tradition meets trendy, creating ‘traditional’ music. The show will depict the musical journey of 14 voices that will give a contemporary touch to devotional songs and unify audiences across the country with their renditions. Produced by Colosceum, the show will mark the debut of Swami Baba Ramdev on television as the Maha Judge. While the esteemed panel of judges will include Bollywood sensation Sonakshi Sinha, singer and music director Shekhar Ravjiani, and singer Kanika Kapoor.




Kya Haal Mr. Panchaal? –1 Saas. 1 Son. 5 Brides. Boon or bane? Kya Haal Mr. Panchaal? is a comedy of errors where a mother’s quest for the perfect bride lands her with five. See how a desperate mother’s prayer for the ‘perfect’ bride with 5 essential qualities gets answered in the form of 5 women with 5 different qualities. What follows is a series of funny events. Sometimes getting more than what you ask for can be a curse! Created in association with Optimystix, ‘Kya Haal Mr. Panchal?’ is a rib-tickling comedy starring Kanchan Gupta as the saas and Manindar Singh as the son.
Promo Link:  https://we.tl/2XvRsgZFls 



Nimki Mukhiya- Set in Bihar, this is a story of a village that has been ruled by men for years. Women here are confined mostly to being home makers. But a wind of change is about to set in. Call it opportunity or sheer luck, for the first time ever the state will witness something extraordinary. A naïve and bubbly young girl, Nimki, who loves to day dream and is unaware of the world outside her house, is about to take on the responsibility of her village and become the Mukhiya. The show is a journey of self-realization that power to change oneself as well as the environment we live lies within. Nimki’s unexpected position as the Mukhiya gives a comical twist to situations.
Promo Link- https://we.tl/NscFxPq4OF 


Saam Daam Dand Bhed- Saam Daam Dand Bhed is the personal journey of Vijay Namdhari, played by Bhanu Uday, a high-potential but misguided youth who doesn’t know what he wants from life. This family drama, based in a fictitious town in India, is produced by Shakuntalam Telefilms. When a storm shatters his life, Vijay finally finds the courage to fight back and protect his family. The show will trace his transformation from a carefree youngster into a political leader, who becomes the inspiration to many.

Ayushman Bhav- Set against the backdrop of Mathura, Ayushman Bhav is a gripping story of Krish. The show depicts the poignant tale of an eight-year-old boy whose childhood is not as simple as others’. Like other children his age, Krish plays with toys and games but he also harbors a burning desire to seek justice for the wrong doings in his past life. Produced by White Horse International, the revenge drama stars popular child artist Ricky Patel as the lead and Avinash Sachdeva, Megha Gupta, and Manish Goel as cast members.

Star Bharat’s launch campaign 'Mat kar'​ is based on a simple yet powerful insight on how we unknowingly allow different kinds of fears to creep into our minds and how ​these fears end up in stopping us from pursuing our dreams.

‘Mat kar’, an oft repeated phrase in Indian society refers to a pull-back factor. Pulling back from free flowing fun, nurturing a dream, making a life choice or simply following one’s instincts. The film, conceptualized by Star India’s creative team and directed by Shimit Amin of Chak De fame, takes us through various scenarios, some significant and some apparently not so, all of which play on fear.  Star Bharat's answer to "Mat kar" leading to fear is a resounding Bhula de darr...


A New Beginning

STAR BHARAT



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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Madhya Pradesh is one of the seven states where child marriage is most prevalent. #ChildMarriages





Madhya Pradesh continues to battle one of the most regressive practices in modern Indian history, Child Marriage. The state is one of the 7 states in India where child marriage is the most prevalent. According to NCPCR’s report on Child Marriage in India based on 2011 census data, Madhya Pradesh ranks among the top ten states with high percentage of child marriages among both boys and girls.



“When one thinks of child marriage, the image conjured up is that of times gone by. The image is of days when education was not accessible to women and girls were married off before they could even enjoy childhood. Sadly, child marriage has been carried into the technology driven 21st century and shows no signs of slowing down,” says Sh. Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel PeaceLaureate and founder, Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation.



Let us not think that child marriage is restricted only to rural areas and it is not an urban phenomenon. It is alarming to note that it is growing in India, across both rural and urban spaces. It is a growing menace that cuts across class, caste, religion and region.


While the access to education has become easier, and awareness about this social evil is widespread across the country, it is ironic that it is still practiced at will in India.



“Child marriage is one of the biggest forms of socially sanctioned sexual, physical and mental abuse of young children. The practice of child marriage has time and again received been strongly opposed by government institutions as well as civil society. And yet, as India grows economically prosperous, its future continues to fall prey to illegal, under-age civil unions,” says Mr. Satyarthi.



Several studies indicate that one of the strongest factors that force people into marrying off their children is poverty. This is true, especially in the cases of the girl child, where they are seen as a liability to their family.


Even in urban areas, despite the improvement in the overall education of the people, the lack of economic alternatives contributes to the prevalence of this practice.


Children who are forcibly married, are often not provided access to any form of education for their livelihood. This lack of education is creating a cesspool of ignorance among girls and boys. Child marriage is a monumental hindrance to the socio-economic progress that is expected of a state, and ultimately, the country. It poses significant risks to the health, education and demography of the country. At a time when children are expected to play, study and live a carefree life, they are being pushed to abandon their childhood and take up responsibilities that are highly uncharacteristic and unbecoming of at such a tender age.


Child marriage, apart from being illegal, is also associated with a multitude of risks to the children involved. These range from the physical and sexual complications that arise with pregnancy to the subtle yet equally grave psychological trauma the children must endure.



The weak implementation of the prohibition of Child MarriageAct 2006 (PCMA) is another contributing factor to the growth of these marriages. There is limited understanding of the law and very little understanding of the functioning of the law or consequences of the act.



Mr Satyarthi said, “Children should be playing sports and studying hard. They should not be pushed in marriage. We should not turn a blind eye to this growing problem. The time has come for the whole country to take a strong stand against this practice of child marriage. Madhya Pradesh has already taken an initiative to end this social evil.”


Society at large needs to be educated on the numerous problems associated with child marriage and the society must be made aware of the pitfalls that dot the lack of education in the state. Unless a strong stand against this regressive practice is taken, there will be no end in sight to the menace of child marriage in this country. Child marriage should not exist in 21st century India.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

THE BODY SHOP® LAUNCHES ITS SECOND STORE AT NAGPUR. #PersonalCare







- Continues to strengthen Tier II presence -



The Body Shop, the iconic global retailer of cosmetics and toiletries, is all set to strengthen its base in Nagpur by opening its second store in the city. This is the second standalone store in the city, the first one being in the Empress Mall. This outlet offers a wide range of 100% vegetarian products for Skin Care, Bath & Body, Make Up, Hair, Fragrance, Men's and Gifts. Apart from the fabulous products, the store also offers specialist services like skincare consultation and make-up application. Customers can also enroll into The Body Shop Customer Loyalty program “Love Your Body” for a nominal fee and they will be able to enjoy fantastic member benefits, year round discounts, member's special offers, VIP access to all important brand events and many other privileges throughout the year.





Speaking on the occasion of new store opening, Ms. Shriti Malhotra, Chief Operating Officer, The Body Shop India, says: “We are extremely excited to announce our second retail store in Nagpur with our new standalone store. Since the inception of The Body Shop in India in 2006, we continue to be inspired by the thoughts ideas and ethical passion of our fonder, Dame Anita Roddick. In our endeavor to expand our horizon and the reach to as many consumers across the country, we have added another store to the brand. With this store, The Body Shop has presence in more than 150 stores across India and we continue to work passionately, campaigning for causes close to our heart and bringing positive impact for thousands of local communities. The Body Shop Commitment places us at the fore front, affirming our mission to be the most ethical and sustainable beauty brand in the world. We are proud to be representing The Body Shop and the Commitment in our country.




The Body Shop has over 150 stores in India across 50 cities which includes standalones, Shop-in-Shops available in malls, shopping centers, high streets, department stores and airports. 







The Body Shop has recently launched a new campaign ‘FOREVER AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING’ for a global ban on cosmetics animal testing on products and ingredients by 2020, revolutionizing the beauty industry and protecting millions of animals around the world. Partnering with the leading non-profit organization working to end animal testing, Cruelty Free International, The Body Shop aims to collect 8 million signatures and will take the campaign to the highest authority, the United Nations, and request an international convention banning cosmetics testing on animals forever and everywhere.




Store Address:

The Body Shop, Shop No. 2, 3&27,
Ground floor PrathibhaSankul,
Beside Alankar Cinema,
Nagpur - 4400010







About The Body Shop
Founded in 1976 in Brighton, England, by Anita Roddick, The Body Shop is a global beauty brand. The Body Shop seeks to make a positive difference in the world by offering high-quality, naturally-inspired skincare, hair care and make-up produced ethically and sustainably. The Body Shop pioneered the philosophy that business can be a force for good and after being acquired by L’Oréal in 2006, it is scaling up its vision. The Body Shop has more than 3,000 stores in more than 60 countries.



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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Monday, August 14, 2017

Death of Humanity! #GorakhpurTragedy #Death

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On the eve of coming Independence day, I had planned to write about the achievements of our country and feel pride in mentioning about it…but the deathtoll of innocent infants & kids who did not even get the opportunity to recognize their parents who brought them into this world after toiling hard with pregnancy blues, rising to 70 plus…did not give me courage to scribble about the goodness of India.

There are valid reasons to be proud of but this setback of massacre affected me to such an extent that all the best efforts vanished from my mind and I am left sad and numb.

Loss of one life stirs us so much and subjugates distress to such level that we are not in a position to think of something else and this huge loss is indigestible.

When I think of it, I get restless, so well imagine the blank eyes of more than 70 odd pairs who lost their bundle of joy in seconds.

When a woman becomes a mother, she is reborn and she conquers all pain just to hold her flesh in her own hands.

All her dreams that she day dreamed throughout nine months got washed off leaving her in pain…the loss is irreparable…Reason clear…IRRESPONSIBLE HOSPITAL AUTHORITIES.

Even it is the defeat of the State & Central government who is ignorant of the issues flaring in the hospital running under their nose.

Who cares?

The battle goes on for Ram Mandir and killing of cows. The people join the protest for these flimsy causes but where is the protest today for the innocent lives that have been butchered in full public view.

People visit hospital with a faith to be blessed with good health but this hospital of Gorakhpur turned to be butcher house for the parents who lost their loved ones.

The literacy rate has flared up, awareness is around but the greed is at its height to grab more & more killing the throats of humanity.

I am not convinced that the kids have succumbed in unavailability of oxygen.

Can anyone answer me?

Were all the kids hospitalized on Oxygen?

There is something more in the backdrop.

The reality is trapped.

I feel there might be issues in the supply of medicines administered to the patients admitted which has caused so many deaths.

Authorities, wake up and search the real cause.

I know the lives that are gone cannot come back but as a human think how many lives got roped in dark….think about the poor parents.

How they will come to terms and lead a normal life?

Deaths do happen every day, some lose lives naturally, few in accidents and calamities but this tragedy has instilled fear in the minds of people and people will lose faith in medical fraternity and hospital institutions.

I know investigations won’t bring back the lives that vanished but at least the culprits will come to light and the reason of conspiracy.

The people who have erred need to be booked under law under the fast track court.

I would request all my countrymen to join the league of protest so that this act is not repeated again in our country.

All our shows and achievements went underground in the wake of this dreaded incident.

My prayers for the departed lovely and innocent souls and wish that God gives courage to the bereaved parents to bear the loss.

It’s easy to say but in practice…it is the most difficult task.

Amen.


Disclaimer:  It is my sole view and I haven't followed any statistics regarding figures. watching the news and reading the news left me bewildered and I penned down my raw thoughts.

Friday, August 11, 2017

I Won't Give Up! #Life #Suicides #Social #Stress





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The cases of suicide is increasing at alarming level.

At times, I cannot come to terms to accept as how educated people are taking such drastic steps to put an end to their life.

Why don’t they think of another alternative?

Today again a bureaucrat ended his life that too in a planned way.

Till now, I knew that the people committed suicide in impulse but now there are cases where suicides are planned
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Many queries throng my mind.

Why people commit suicide?

Life is precious and the life of a person is the sacrifice of two living souls who sacrifice all his energy to raise the child and nurtures great expectation to see them happy and prospering and the child never thinks twice before ending their life.

He becomes eccentric & self-centered and only thinks of himself, forgetting all those who are associated with them in some way or the other.

This is not the first bureaucrat who has taken such drastic step; the numbers are alarming.

I want to discuss my views on it and I wish that my readers should try to understand what I mean to say and convey the same in their circles & surrounding so that the cases of suicides and suicidal attempts decline.

To become a bureaucrat is not easy, it’s a tough nut to crack and the person who nurtures the dream of winning the place in bureaucracy puts all his longings and desire on cupboards to satiate his desire to win the chair of bureaucracy. In that race some win, others lose. They take so much pain to fulfil their desire and finally seeks solace when he is selected.

At times, my mind screams when they take such drastic step of ending their precious lives.

Before thinking to end one’s life, one should rethink umpteen times weighing all the pros and cons.

Discuss problems with your friends, accomplice, parents or whom you confide in, it will ease mental pressure and will give time to rethink.

He should first question himself.

Who am I to put an end to this life?

Remember, 

Life is not easy, it is not a bed of roses. It has thorns strewn all over and as roses make their place among thorns to survive, same way, we humans too need to carve a place amongst odd circumstances.

One should always be prepared for the struggles, it can arrive any time. Be prepared for it.
Just like the night comes after the day, likewise tough days come along with happy days.

In the moments of joy, we never count the days then why to count the days of sorrow.

People get petrified at the slightest pretext in adversities but never complain if they are overloaded with happiness.

Oh, I entered into the realm of philosophy; just to interpret why to fret in difficult times.

Take it easy and accept the downfalls as a storm which is temporal in life.

Advice to Parents:


  •  Don’t be over caring & over protective towards your kids.
  • Let them explore around and face the challenges.
  • Be there to guide them but let them fall. Then only the child can learn to rise after every fall.
  • Failures are the pillars of success, so let them taste failure.
  • Don’t take all the pain on your shoulders, share them with your kids.
  • Make them strong and independent.
  • Don’t succumb to each demands. Be firm.
  • Introduce them to the reality of life. They should know that life is not a fairy tale.
  • Teach them to share & care.
  • Don’t panic when they overreact. Gradually, they will learn to come to terms.


I know it’s tough for the parents to watch the child in pain but remember throughout life, you cannot stand by him. He has to stand for himself, so let them taste the fruits of success & failures, happiness & pain, joy & sorrow.

These days the parents cajole their kids too much overlooking their faults and the consequence is child is unable to discriminate between right and wrong.

Three four decades before, there was strict guardianship and the child had fears and many times, he tackled the situation by himself and learnt by trial & error but never gave up. He learnt to comply with the situations.

Today, the situation is just reverse. If once the child says that he is unable to complete the task, both the parents surround him and asks umpteen times what the problem is and hill is made out of the mole. The child is innocent and even at the slightest pretext, he gives up because he knows, his parents are there to help him out.

Helping is not bad but if you see the things minutely, you will find that he is taking advantages of your love and and gives up easily.

Why the parents of today are so lenient?

According to me, they haven’t forgotten the fears that they had in their minds for their parents & guardian and in some way, they don’t wish to repeat the history. In this process, they are not realizing that they are overprotecting their kids and this over care is making their kids weak.

Gauge in the past, how many suicides happened in those times?

Very less compared to today’s statistics.

People of yesteryears had a tough life and they did not gave up easily.

They knew to handle adversities and with each stroke of odds, they emerged stronger.

Parents…let your child struggle. Don’t be ready with readymade solutions, let them learn and fight for themselves.

Advice to Youngsters:

  •  Don’t give up.
  • Fight for your right.
  •  If you cannot bear, change the situations instead of ending life.
  • Life is not easy, it is laden with struggle. Remember, a beautiful butterfly has to struggle a lot in the journey from caterpillar to butterfly. Same ways, to achieve something commendable, one has to take lot of pains.
  • Confide in someone whom you trust.
  • Try to adjust in situations. Life is an adjustment.
  • You have got one life, enjoy to the fullest.
  • Focus on the positive aspects of life.
  • Be happy.
  • Help the needy.
  • Develop hobbies to engage yourself & combat Stress.


Schools & Corporates:

Start stress management sessions at schools, colleges and Corporates. There should be interactive sessions wherein people can discuss their problems in general & can find solutions to it.

Once again, the parents and teachers need to adopt strict rules to handle children so that they can cope up with pressures.

Guys, don’t give up easily. Discuss for solutions. Open up. Don’t bottle up your feelings to explode.

This view is solely mine and it’s my perception.

If you find me wrong anywhere, do correct me.

I will be happy to get corrected.