Archive | June, 2009

Blank Noise : I Never Ask For It!!

13 Jun

No matter how well developed technically we become, our thoughts remain “archaic”, In India the society system is so messed up that we are tied up in a “Spider’s Web” and stuck! There’s apparently no way out…I feel the need to change this, especially the mindset of the people.  I am talking of an issue  we see every day in news i.e. “Eve Teasing”…This has become as issue which demands social & moral outrage. It is the same story everyday, filthy people tease girls, women in public places, streets, public transport etc. But it is a difficult crime to prove, as perpertrators often devise ingenious ways to attack women. 

 

How often have you been witness or mute spectator to ‘eve teasing’?
How many times have you whistled, leched, stalked or passed remarks at a girl or a woman on the streets ‘just for fun’?

I am sure nobody would be willing to answer that..

The girls/women those get haressed learn to be quiet and dont raise their voice against it, this is what makes it even more difficult to curb it. For those minority that actually do raise their voice, get nothing in return but a blame “Its your fault this happened to you, you were at the wrong place, at the wrong time wearing the wrong clothes”…blah blah blah…

 The people who actually think this way should RETHINK…!!! 

What do you say when a girl in a burqa with her head covered is whistled at?
When a mother of two,covered from her neck to ankles,taking her kids for a stroll in the park, is subjected to leery comments?
When a young girl going to college in a bus,dressed in a shapeless loose churidar-kurta, is pawed at by unknown hands,leaving her fuming & almost in tears?
When 40-year old middle-class working women in saris,waiting at a bus-stop, are the target of obscene vernacular film songs by cycling romeos.

Putting dresscode (salwar suits for girls in some colleges), is not the solution to the problem, those desparados don’t really bother before making a move. 

Think about it!

 

Its is all around us, sometimes we end up as mere spectators…but little do we realize how painful it must have been for the girl/lady who was subjected to it. Being a girl myself i feel the guilt…But now is the time to speak up…

 I believe a woman looks beautiful in just whatever she decides to wear and once she does it confidently..and no one can then dare to even look at her with a wrong intention. It is time everybody including the girls/women speak up on the issue & raise their concern saying, I NEVER ASKED FOR IT!!!


BLANK NOISE   is a volenteer led collective. I would request all of you to join them & support the social cause. As they say it

Volunteering is about:

  • getting your hands dirty
  • being a good listener
  • being calm
  • being enthusiastic
  • being patient
  • being persistent
  • being open
  • responsible
  • putting in that extra bit
  • about collective ownership
  • about doing small things
  • about making time
  • about putting yourself out there
  • about conviction

But it is worth it, join hands & help change the mindset of people around you…I salute Blank Noise for taking up such a noble cause which is generally ignored by people & is not considered of any importance…

 

Thank You Blank Noise…

I have already Voluntereed, what are you waiting for???

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story to live by..

6 Jun

This came in an e-mail, which i found interesting.

There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always
there for her. She told her boyfriend, ‘If I could only see
the world, I will marry you.’

One day,
someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her
boyfriend.

He asked her, ‘Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?’ The
girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The
sight of his closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn’t expected
that. The thought of looking at them the rest of her life
led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: ‘Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before
they were yours, they were mine.’

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes.
Only a very few remember what life was like before, and who
was always by their side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a
Gift

Today
before you say an unkind word – Think of someone who can’t speak.

Before
you complain about the taste of your food – Think of someone
who has nothing to eat.

Before
you complain about your husband or wife – Think of someone
who’s crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today
before you complain about life – Think of someone who died
too early on this earth.

Before
you complain about your children – Think of someone who
desires children but they’re barren.

Before
you argue about your dirty house someone didn’t clean or
sweep – Think of the people who are living in the streets.

Before
whining about the distance you drive Think of someone who
walks the same distance with their feet.

And when
you are tired and complain about your job – Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your
job.

But
before you think of pointing the finger or condemning
another – Remember that not one of us is without sin.

And when
depressing thoughts seem to get you down – Put a smile on
your face and think: you’re alive and still
around.

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