Thursday, 26 May 2011

Dowry System in India

Dowry system in India is a huge social problem in India that has been a significant cause of great disturbance in our society. Historically, it started as a cultural belief of honoring the bride groom or offering a token of love and gratitude but the meaning and the concept have sadly changed over a period of time. The old belief has become a major cause of women harassment in India.

However, it is considered to be a bad practice and also has legal enforcements but then too it has become an unspoken requirement that has to be fulfilled by the bride’s parents. It’s distressing to know that the family of the bridegroom fails to understand that they are gifting their most precious possession. It’s not at all easy for parents to bind her daughter in marriage but bounded by the cultural beliefs they are forced to do so. They bring her up from tiny steps to a complete stage of womanhood imparting all virtues and qualities in her. Whatever she is and all that she beholds in terms of talents, virtues, qualities, and characteristic are all treasured gifts to the family of the bridegroom. Then too…the greed is there. Why the hidden gifts are always ignored?

A bride when steps into her new world accept a new family with open arms. She works day and night to serve them and fulfill all their expectations. She is an epitome of selfless love and care who beholds the power to beautify her home with an excellent aura. But the greed of monetary things is so bright that everything else becomes invisible and insignificant.

Sadly, the trend of dowry system in India that started long back is continuing and is sure to continue for years ahead. Because the greed is always on climbing up the wall and is never going to fall anywhere.

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Life is a Roller Coaster

Life is a roller coaster with ups and downs in all phases of life. At times it make you happy and fills your heart with pride but at times it denies your wishes and put you down in a way that it becomes difficult to abide. The twists and turns of life really make a tough life that continuously crush your scholar mind and leave your heart barren. At times life is so peaceful that it makes you feel the warm breeze on a cool winter night and warms your heart with love, joy, and happiness.

When you look back at life, then there are days that leave your mind in puzzled pieces but the road ahead make you feel stronger and better with a wish to strive for a new journey of life. The emotions, the sentiments and the power of words are all ruled by the situations and circumstances of life. Emotions that you once dismiss can be your strength at some crossroad of life and the feelings that you value much in life can take you to darkness.

There is lot of commotion here and there; there are hidden secrets in the deep ocean of life; and there is an unpredictable explosion. There is no certainty and nothing permanent in life. How can you expect anything to be permanent in this temporary life? If life itself is not permanent then how can any single moment of joy or happiness be permanent?

Life has its own course, let it flow with its never ending motion. Rather than stumbling over obstacles and burning on fire, be strong enough to stand against the wind of time and accept whatever comes your way and wherever life takes you.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Philosophy of Life

It is truly been said that 'life is a one way road, where you can always see back but can never go back'. It is really easy to make a mistake or to hurt someone but at a later stage of life when you realize you committed a mistake it becomes too late. And that time it becomes impossible for you to go back on your way and set things right. It is easy to say 'I forgive' for anyone but the fact remains that the hurt and the pain that a heart feels through your harsh words and deeds is something that no joy can take away. Hurting a loved one or leaving someone special behind with the lust to win the race of life, is something that a heart can forgive but can never forget. The other person may be good enough to forget the past but the scars remain their is not at all easy to mend a broken heart or a broken relationship.

That is a simple philosophy of life that life does not give you a second be sure of what you are doing at every stage of life.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Women Issues in India

Women issues in India is causing a big threat to the society and the people living in the country. The increasing crime rate against women and gender discrimination is continually hampering the growth and is creating an imbalance in the boy-girl ratio.

People are knowingly causing harm and offering endless pain to the gender who is known to be the creator of man. God never created women with this vision but were descended with a belief to run life on earth. If gradually there is no women left on earth then life will certainly come to an end. There is no justification to why men is pushing further all the women issues in India but the fact remains that women are increasingly becoming the target of atrocities.

Sadly, this is the nation where we worship Goddess Lakshmi, Saraswati, Paravti,and Maa Kaali but we fail to worship the creature that is known to be the epitome of their supernatural powers and selflessness. Why such a differentiation?

If you have a deep insight into the belief that Goddesses are worshiped in the country then do get deep into the heart of a woman and see how painful and pitiful it is to make her run through fire and deflate her life by bursting her with blow of insult, disrespect, and violence. She is a beautiful creature that has descend from heaven her and respect her. In return you'll get a bundle of joys and abundance of unconditional and parallel love.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Social Evils in Indian Society

Social evils in Indian society have become a serious concern in the present day world. it is gradually affecting the roots of our culture and is blocking its rapid growth on the global chart.

Unemployment, illiteracy, corruption, urbanization, gender discrimination, domestic violence, poverty, population explosion, and lust for money are all social evils prevailing in the country. Moreover, decline of values and decline of community has further shaken the society. There are many factors and causes that have contributed in the creating as well as inflating these evils.

In the recent years many pathological social conditions have arise due to which the social problems in India have become even worse. Some of the common causes of social evils are differentiation of interest, growth of civilization, challenges in social behavior and social systems, lack of required changes in religious beliefs, malfunctioning of economic system, defective execution of political systems, and an ever-increasing lust for money.

Further to that, the biggest cause contributing to the increasing social evils in Indian society is a developed insight or an improved vision. This caters to development of human in all fields of life. People today are becoming modernized leaving behind the facts and essence of society, culture, and religion. His approach towards life is becoming practical and scientific. Every phase of life is now judged by a developed insight to have a scientific and rational solution to all issues of life.

Women Issues in India

Women issues in India are a matter of serious concern for the health of women, the fate of humanity, and for the prosperity of a country. There are many issues that women of today are experiencing day in and day out with a heavy heart and a silent tear. Sadly, our government and the stringent policies as well as laws have failed to change the mindset of this man dominating world.

Since the birth of humanity, time has not changed its course for women. Even today women of India are put forward to various discriminatory practices like sati, dowry, lower literacy levels, higher mortality rates, malnutrition, and domestic violence. All these women issues are sadly deep rooted in the Indian ethos which is not only affecting the social status of women in India but is also hampering the growth and development of the country.

It’s distressing that many girls don’t even get the freedom to life as they are brutally killed in their mother’s womb. This cruel world snatches away the right to life and she fails to breathe the freshness of life. And if in case she becomes successful in living she is burnt to ashes through harshness of life and cruelty of the society. In any case she has to sacrifice her life to fulfill the needs, demands, and desires of men in the society.

Staring from her life as a girl child till the end of her life as a grandma, she experiences many trials and tribulations that leave a deep impact on her life physically, socially, and emotionally. During childhood she is put to face lack of nutrition, lack of education, and lack of care whereas in adulthood she is put to the most distressing social evils of India like sati, dowry, and domestic violence.

India holds a sad picture of women status in India. The society has to change the way it looks at women and the way it treats women in our country. Government has to take a strict action against various forms of women issues in India before the essence of life and unconditional love dies from a woman’s heart.

It’s not only the job of the government to protect women rights in India but also our duty being the citizens of the country. You and I are also contributing to the worsening conditions of women status in India in some way or the other. We, together have to take a step ahead to give women the right to live a happy life. Shouldn’t we?

Real Life Situation – Handle Life or Lose Life

Real life situations are bitter and tougher than we can think and imagine. There are many situations that come and go with bundles of trials and tribulations but there are some that in a moment of time can change the direction or the meaning of life.

When you encounter life it becomes really difficult to decide what to say and where to go. Life itself is a big question waving into your minds and this makes it even more difficult to judge what’s right and what’s wrong. But at such a moment it is very important to make a wise judgment or else you’ll lose the essence of life.

This is a real life situation that occurred long back, an touching life story that changed the meaning of life. One day I saw two good friends fighting for no reason. They gave an end to a beautiful relationship that was being carried over since years. They together nurtured the relationship to a beautiful story that had no beginning and no end….all that the bondage had was love. Then all of sudden why this distressing end?

It was nothing but just the result of one’s frustration. In anger you don’t know what you speak and what you act but later when you realize it becomes truly difficult to cope up with that painful past where you can never go back and set things right.

One of the friends in anger etched all blames and disappointments on the other friend’s heart. Burning in the fire of frustration and self respect both moved in different direction of life with a promise to never come back to this crossroad of life. The friend who in anger poured all blames was living her life but in vain, she felt she was happy away and alone. At the other end, the other friend just moved away but deep within her heart had all the love and concern for her friend. Sadly, this concern and love was read by her best friend. She was still sure that one day her friend will be back.

Months from then a day came when the friend in fault had to approach the other friend in help and to her surprise she was forgiven for all her harsh words and painful acts. Infact, it was a shocking experience to know how a person can be so humble and considerate. It’s like spreading the fragrance of love even after being crushed. 

Trickling tears, heart ache, deep pain, guilt within, and shameful eyes were all that could be seen on the faulty friend that day. She repented for years together even though the other friend had forgiven her. She could never erase that harshness from her life. She then realized that she never etches blames and disappointments on her friend’s heart but on her own heart….a scar that can never be mended. She lived for years but a dead life with the guilt that remained within her.

It is truly been said that life is a one way road where you can always look back but can never go back. So, be wise and take the right decision at the right time rather than to repent later. Live the real life situations with thoughts from your head, and sentiments arousing your heart.

You should know how to handle life because if you fail to handle even one single situation you may lose life.

Social Problems in India

Social problems in India require deep insight into the rich heritage and culture of the country. It is deep rooted in the Indian heritage and from that is has outgrown to a serious crime prevailing within the boundaries.

India is certainly one of the fastest developing nations of the world. It has been more than half a century ago that the country gained independence and became a republic but sadly the freedom of thought and freedom of life is not enjoyed by all even today. However, issues rooted in our colonial past, cultural processes, socio-economic changes, and certain advancements have together led to experiencing a variety of problems.

At present, poverty, gender discrimination, and unemployment are the most distressing social evils in India that has weaken the growth factor of the society. At one end we say economy is progressing at a soaring rate but the truth remains that in certain sections of the country, people are deprived of their basic requirements like food, water, and shelter. Poverty in India is a dehumanizing condition that snatches away the right to fulfill necessary resources of life.

Gender discrimination is undoubtedly one of those social problems in India that is causing an uncertain imbalance in the society. Issues like girl infanticide, exploitation, illiteracy, maternal mortality, and dowry deaths are throbbing discrimination women of India are subjected to.  In all fields and phases of life women are becoming the key targets of various kinds of atrocities.

Unemployment is another issue that is pushing many people under the poverty line. With increasing price of necessary resources of life, unemployed people are unable to fetch themselves and their families. Increasing competition in the business and job sector is aggravating the conditions of unemployment in India.

Further to that social evils in India like corruption, illiteracy, and urbanization is also making the condition worst for people living in the Indian society. All these social issues need a careful analysis and demand rational solution to help the society grow in all possible ways.

There has to be an end to these social problems in India or else the growth and development of the country will be at stake.

Monday, 16 May 2011

Truth of Life is Sour

Truth of life is really sour with one moment of success and bundle of hardships, one second of joy and hours of sorrows, one day of celebrations and years of tribulations. You can never know how swiftly a special divine moment will turn into a distressing period of life. The journey of life is not at all a smooth road.

It is said that challenges test our strength, courage and endurance but at times these are so hard that life starts taking a toll. Why such things always outnumber the small joys of life. The hardest to digest truth of life today is that people are not sad with their sorrows but sad with joys and success of other people. I really don’t understand why people eagerly wait to see the troubles and challenges of other people? Why can’t they just walk their own path of life and overcome all the obstacles on their way.

Every life is filled with a mixture of joys, sorrows, success, failure, and hardships. Rather than smiling on the sorrows and failures of others, if we help others overcome their challenges then trust me you won’t ever stumble upon obstacles blocking your own way. When you go out of your way to help others selflessly and unconditionally then your way will be clear without any efforts. It is certainly a fact to question in the present day world of selfishness but just give one try and you’ll see the difference.

Truth of life is sour and will remain sour but you can certainly add some sweetness by helping others and making others feel special. Remember the joys you give to others will revert to you in double.

Trust me, just try once and then you’ll see how sweet and memorable truth of life will become.

Social Evils in India

Social evils in India are gradually transforming the face of Indian society. The rich heritage of India beholds a bundle of rituals and religious beliefs that are known to be an essential part of Indian culture and civilization. But way ahead from then, the scenario has completely changed…the beliefs that were once known to be a respectful form of the cultural society has now become one of the biggest social problems in India. One live example of this is the practice of Sati.

Sati was never a social evil till people in the country accepted the belief and respected the norm but now with modernization and advancement people have started raising their voice against sati, eventually making it a social problem. The voice was heard only after Raja Ram Mohan Roy took the initiative and tagged the practice as awful and harmful. Apart from this, population explosion was also not at all a social problem in India but as the population start exploding massively the issue t turned out to be the most serious problem.

That’s what is a social evil involves, a value judgment.  Social evil is defined as situation or a practice confronting a huge section of the society and leaving harmful impacts on the human relationships as well as the culture of the nation. It changes with the change in thoughts and expressions of people residing in the country. Social changes like change in human behavior, technological advancement affecting the society, and change in human relationships, create new conditions under which an issue can be identified and unveiled as a social evil.

In the present scenario social evils in India include drug abuse, corruption, terrorism, poverty, unemployment, and girl infanticide, maternal mortality, and domestic violence. All these issues have turn into oblivion the aesthetics of Indian heritage and culture. The increasing crime rate in the country is gradually snatching away the beauty of the country which was accented by the feelings of humanity, brotherhood, and love amongst the people in the country. India is now witnessing a declining growth in terms of cultural advancement….

Monday, 9 May 2011

Stop Brutal Killing of Girl Child in India

Every now and then we hear of girl infanticide, female feticide, and son idolization. Sadly, these discriminatory practices in India have overshadowed the biological advantages of being a girl. We often tend to forget that biologically and emotionally girls are stronger and powerful than boys. With every death of a girl child the boy to girl ratio in India is decreasing which in long run will certainly take a toll on human life.

Technology has advanced after liberalization and globalization but in no way it has helped to give the freedom of life to girls. Indian ethos witnesses a number of girl infanticide and sadly the same continues even today despite of all the social, economic, and technological advancements. In reality, the soaring advancements in technologies have given birth to a number of innovative technologies like biopsy, amniocentesis, and ultrasound. The purpose for which these were introduced is of no value in the present day as these techniques have become an important medium of brutally killing girl child in India as well as in other countries of the world.

Further to that recent improvements in science like IVF have given infertile couples an opportunity to choose the gender of their child. Obviously, more than 80% of the couples in the country are choosing to have a baby boy. Science is turning out to be a curse for the Indian society. As and when there are some improvements in science or technology, it is taking a toll on girl’s life.

Today situation in India is quite similar to the situation of South Korea in the year 1980. During that period of time in South Korea, it was difficult for families to find a perfect wife for their sons. The main reason was the declining men to women ratio due to which every man was unable to tie the wedding knot. The fight for getting a bride in the family had become a high level competition. At a stage when a mother is pregnant people there used to exaggerate about the qualities of their sons so that if the mother gets a girl child, the son’s family books her very much in advance. Sadly, the same is happening in India but the difference lies in the time span. Time is not far away when the number of girls in India will become half or even lesser when compared to boys.

If this brutal killing of girl child in India continues then soon a day will come when life will come to an end because if there will be no womb how will a life survive? Think wisely and ponder sensibly….stop the brutal killing of girls.

From the Heart of a Girl Child

Can you hear the voice of a young girl sweating with blood and flooding in tears? With tears in her eyes, pain in her heart, and plead in her words, her heart is just singing one slogan of life, “ Please Let Me Live”.

Is it really difficult for the world to grant me this one quest of life? From the womb of my mother, I can feel the beautiful world, the magnificent landscapes, golden deserts, flowing waters, and numerous panoramic views. From there within I can feel the virtual touch of my parents, my family, and my friends. From the wraps of a mother’s womb, I want to come out to see the beautiful world, feel magic in my mother’s arms, feel at bliss walking the first step holding my dad’s finger, and enjoy the splendid world of friends and relatives showering love and concern. Is this something beyond life that I can’t get? Or is it something that I don’t deserve? Are my expectations too much for you all that you can’t surrender and grant me the freedom to live my desire?

If not, then why are you killing me? Please let me live my life like my brother and my other siblings are living. Allow me to take a fresh breath in the world and march ahead to experience the ups and downs of all phases of life. Hurdles are certainly a part of life and I don’t deny facing them as I know that I hold the strength and endurance to overcome them. But to fight these I need to live, I need to experience the truth of life, and I need to fight courageously. Without even giving me one chance to prove myself, don’t say, ‘I am weak’, don’t say, ‘I can’t fight’ and please never say, ‘I can’t live’.

Inner voice of every girl child today is singing just one chorus, ‘I may not be beautiful in appearance but I am beautiful from within. Please don’t kill me and grant me the freedom to live’.

It’s time to wake up my friends and listen to the chores of a girl child. We should certainly take measures to stop girl infanticide, female feticide as well as grant all girls a beautiful world to live and enjoy.