Monday, 6 July 2015

DARJEELING ; THE CALL OF NATURE

Living on this beautiful earth, everybody has the zeal to explore it to the fullest. The lap of nature, the beauty, when the early sun rays kisses the mountain peaks, the silvery water flows, making its way over and under the rocks, the trekking experiences, with mountains at one side and rocky paths with flowing rivers on other side, will make your tour a perfect natural experience. And you can be served with all these in none other but, Darjeeling.
Darjeeling is a town in Indian state of West Bengal, making the state proud for its qualities, which nature has bestowed upon her. It is located in Mahabharat Range or lesser Himalaya at an elevation of 7,100 ft. Darjeeling is famous for its tea industry and Himalayan railway. The tea Industry is life of Darjeeling. It has not only helped to attract tourists but, also helped India in making a place into the world tea market. The soil, the climatic condition, the sloping hills make Darjeeling a perfect place for this type of tea plantation, which can’t be found in any part of the world. The tea plantation, tea gardens is just what the tourists don’t want to miss. Then, the Himalayan Railway is another heritage which is the proud of Darjeeling. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. The tracks lay down between the hilly sites, rocky paths, so skilfully, makes it eye catching and eagerness in the heart grows to feel the beauty and miracle which nature shows here among the thousands of people. The town, Darjeeling, is the headquarter of Darjeeling district, which has partial autonomous status within the state of West Bengal. Many buildings of British architecture can be found here. Apart from this, the Tibetan influence is very noticeable in the monasteries. Darjeeling has many British style public schools which attract many students from India and neighboring countries. The geographical, historical, and diverse culture which exists in Darjeeling makes it a unique tourist destination. The varied culture offers the tourists with an opportunity to visit the temples, churches which are dew drops on the leaves, when they appear behind the mist, between the blue hills and green grass lands.
Knowing the history of the place before visiting, makes the tour much more realistic and brings a pure sense. It was around 19th century when the hilly areas of Darjeeling was controlled by kingdom of Sikkim, while the plains around Siliguri were occupied by the kingdom of Nepal. The Chogyal of Sikkim engaged with war against Gorkhas of Nepal. History has witnessed wars among several groups. Later, the British decided to build sanatorium here, for their soldiers. Darjeeling was at that time also an attracted place for everyone. And her beauty and natural climate made her an important hub. During the British Raj, Darjeeling’s temperate climate led to its development as a hill station for the British residents seeking to escape the summer heat of the plains. Arthur Campbell and Lieutenant Robert Napier were responsible for establishing a hill station here. This attracted immigrants to cultivate slopes and stimulate trades and this led to increase in the population of Darjeeling. At that time, first road was set up, a military depot was built, and the town became a municipality. At this time, many changes took place, commercial cultivation in the district began, Darjeeling became formal summer capital of Bengal Presidency, construction of schools and welfare centers for the British residents started, laying the foundation of Darjeeling as a centre of education. The history of Darjeeling contributes much, in what we see today Darjeeling as.
The specialty which you will get in Darjeeling is the diverse and varied culture, which exists among the masses. In which ever part you reside, visiting to Darjeeling not only gives you an idea about any single culture but, it is about many cultures. By visiting Darjeeling you get an opportunity to hear languages such as, Nepali, Hindi, Bengali and English. Religions such as, Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity are prevalent. Along with all these wonders, you will also get an opportunity to taste variety of dishes. I am sure that by all this dishes, your taste buds will be pleased. Some of the dishes are, Momo, Thupkas, Shaphalay, Aludum, Tibetan Tea, Tongba. As Darjeeling is resided by wide variety of people, it also makes a ground for celebrating diverse kind of festivals. Durga Puja, Diwali, Saraswati Puja and Shivratri etc. The Lepchas and Bhutias celebrate the New Year in January, while the Tibetans have their Devil Dances to celebrate their New Year in their monasteries from the last week of February to March. The snake or dragon dances curl though the streets, as there in the Chinese tradition. In mid-June, processions celebrate the birthday of his Holiness, The Dalai Lama. The tourists visiting here will not only witness the spectacular sight of nature but, the diversity which still exists in such a magnitude will make the experience incredible.

Along with all these, sometimes nature plays havoc. The highest rainfall occurs in July. The heavy and concentrated rainfall that is experienced in the region, aggravated by deforestation and haphazard planning, often causes devastating landslides, leading to loss of life and property. But, in spite of all these havoc, Darjeeling proves to be a heaven with all this multi-qualities with diverse human beings residing in the same place. The economy of Darjeeling is mostly contributed by tourism and the tea industry. The internationally reputed and recognized tea of Darjeeling is produced approximately 9,000,000 Kilograms every year and is 7% of India’s tea output. Beside the tea the most widely cultivated crops include maize, millets, paddy, cardamom, potato and ginger. And the next important thing in Darjeeling is tourism; it is the only location in eastern India that witnesses large numbers of foreign tourists. It is also popular film destination of Tollywood, as well as, Bollywood. The recently produced movie Baarfi of bollywood was also shot here. The toy train of Darjeeling is very famous among the tourists. It is among the few steam engines which are still being operated in India. The handicraft industry in Darjeeling is equally famous. The winter clothes are often purchased by the visitors. The economy of Darjeeling aggravates the zeal of visiting the place and to feel the greenery of the land, the shower of the mists, the touch of the sunrise coming, after touching the peak of the hills, which will make the tour just amazing.
After getting the description of the heavenly place, Darjeeling, you might be anxious to have a visit to Darjeeling. But, hold your breath, Darjeeling is not only about these but, it has many more spectacular sites for you. Among the major tourist attraction, Tiger Hill stands at the first in the queue. Tiger Hill is the summit of Ghoom, the highest railway station in the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. And when the sun kisses the peak of Tiger Hill, you may faint after seeing the beauty the nature has bestowed, your love for nature may increase at a double rate. But, then also you have to hold your breath, because, Darjeeling has many more things for you. Visit Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park. It is a 67.56 acre zoo. It is the largest high altitude zoo in India.
Then comes Batasia Loop. It is a spiral railway created to lower the gradient of ascent of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. And when you are spell bound after seeing all these, then comes, Peace Pagoda. It is one of the Peace Pagodas designed to provide a focus for people of all races and creeds to unite them in their search for world peace. Mirik is just another example of Darjeeling’s nature. Mirik is a picturesque tourist spot nestled in the serene hills of Darjeeling. The name ‘Mirik’ has a interesting history. There is a Lepcha word Mir-Yok meaning “place burnt by fire”. Now coming to the villages of Darjeeling, we have, Samsing in the Malbazar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district, Suntalekhola in the Darjeeling distirct. There is a Bhutia Busty Monastery, which is a Buddhist monastery located in Tongsong. It belongs to the Red Sect of Buddhist Lamas. Kangchenjunga is the one which no tourist wants to miss. Their are some interesting myths about it. It is said that the area around Kagchenjunga is home to a mountain demon. A British geologist spotted a bipedal creature which he asked the locals about, who referred to it as the Demon. Then comes the Rock Garden, which you must visit to go more close to the nature. It is at Chunnu Summer Falls and Ganga Maya Park. It is situated about 10 Kilometres from Darjeeling. While travelling to the Rock Garden along the hill cart road, one has to turn right, well before reaching Ghum. The road descends rapidly into the valley. With sharp bends all the way, there are scenic views at many points. Tea gardens dot the hill slopes. And like these, there are many such places which have the capability of making you amazed and will take you to a another world.
After reading all these, I am sure, that if you are a nature lover and want to lie on the lap of the nature and enjoy the peaks of hills, the softness of mists, you are going to visit Darjeeling again and again. You can take the help of travel agencies, so that your process becomes simpler and you can efficiently enjoy the love for the nature. Or, if you have the zeal to enjoy nature all alone and to have an individual experience of all things, then you can visit all alone to the heaven in West Bengal. Darjeeling can be reached by the 88km long Darjeeling Himalayan Railway from New Jalpaiguri, or by National Highway 55, from Siliguri, 77km. Bus services and hired vehicles connect Darjeeling with Siliguri and Darjeeling has road connection with Bagdogra, Gangtok and Kathmandu and the neighbouring towns of Kurseong and Kalimpong. However, road and railway communication often get disrupted in the monsoon because of landslides. The nearest airport is Bagdora Airport, located 90km from Darjeeling. Within the town people usually transverse by walking. Two wheelers and taxis are available for travelling short distances. The Darjeeling rope way which was closed in 2003, finally opened again in February 2012. Now you may think, when should you visit Darjeeling? Depends on what and how you want to enjoy the nature. Most visitors target the glorious and spectacular kanchenjunga in a temperate weather. Many others like to feel the soothing winter in the hills and the occasional snow fall. Many even love the monsoon and play of the mists. And some lovers just want to feel the hills when there are no one, all alone, wants the hug of the nature.
I am sure that you are now ready to pack your bag, literally. The nature is calling you. The mountains are waiting, the momos and thupkas are just awesome for your taste buds, the toy train, the paradise, the tea gardens, the beautiful serene is what the life needs, to know its real meaning. The nature truly shows herself in Darjeeling. She shows the beauty which she can provide for your deserted heart. Set your minds, my friends and get ready, you have received the “call of the nature”.
--by Arghya Samaddar

TEEN YEARS ARE FUN YEARS

“LIVE AS LONG AS YOU MAY, THE FIRST TWENTY YEARS ARE THE LONGEST HALF OF YOUR LIFE”
BEGINNING TO REALIZE THAT LIFE IS NOT SO FUN AS IT SEEMS TO BE, STRUGGLE IS UNIVERSAL PHENOMENON TO BE AT SUMMIT, FRIENDS ARE NOT THE ONE WHO WILL REMAIN THROUGH OUT OUR LIFE, ALL THIS COMES WHEN WE ARE LATE TEENS OR HAVE PASSED OUR TEENS. ALL ARE OPPOSITE, AND WE POSSESS THE QUALITY TO MAKE THE WORLD UPSIDE DOWN, RUN THE CLOCK BACKWARD, MAKE 24HRS. AS 48HRS, MAKE THE SUN RUN REVOLVE ROUND THE WORLD, MAKE EVEN THE WINTER DAYS A WARM PARTY TIME, ARE ALL THE FANTASIES WE MAKE IN THE EARLY TEEN YEARS. TEEN IS A STAGE OF LIFE. AND INDEED, EACH STAGE HAS ITS OWN SIGNIFICANCE. UNLESS, WE FLY WITH OUR FALSE WINGS AND FALL ON THE GROUND, WE WILL NOT REALIZE HOW HARD THE GROUND IS AND ACTUALLY THE WINGS ARE FAKE.
TEEN YEARS ARE REALLY THE FUN YEARS AND WHAT WE CALL AS ‘MASTI’, ‘MASTI’AND ‘MASTI’. KNOWING THE NEED OF EVERYTHING BUT, THE VALUE OF NOTHING IS SOMETHING STRANGE. IT STARTS WHEN WE ARE NEITHER A CHILD NOR AN ADULT. NO NEED TO BE SILLY LIKE A CHILD OR SERIOUS LIKE AN ADULT. POSSESSING THE CAREFREE LOOK AND NOT BOTHERING ABOUT ANYONE BUT, INDEED, FRIENDS ARE SUPREME.ENJOYMENT ,IS ALL IN TEENS. PARTING THE ENJOYMENT WITH FRIENDS MAKES IT x100 TIMES. INDEED, WE ARE THE FOOLS,IN THIS 14 AND 16 OR 18. WE HARDLY THINK ABOUT OUR FUTURE AND MAY BE, THAT MAKES IT A GALA TIME. THINKING ABOUT THE FUTURE SUCKS, INDEED. BUNKING CLASSES, WATCHING FIRST DAY FIRST SHOW WITH FRIENDS, REALIZING FRIENDS UNHAPPINESS AND ASSURING “MAIN HOO NA”, TEASING FRIENDS, HARASSING NEIGHBORS ALONG WITH FRIENDS, ARE SOME OF THE OCCURRENCE IN TEEN YEARS.
PERHAPS, TEENS ON THE OTHER SIDE FACES LOTS OF PROBLEMS. THE MAJOR PROBLEM (I HAVE OBSERVED) IS ABOUT UNDERSTANDING. IT IS AN AGE WHEN, IF YOU BEHAVE IN A TOO CHILDISH MANNER, YOU WILL BE CRITICIZED- “DON’T BEHAVE LIKE A CHILD!” AND IF YOU BEHAVE LIKE A GROWN UP, YOU WILL BE PRESSED DOWN- “WHAT DO YOU THINK OF YOURSELF? YOU ARE NOT EVEN 18 YET! OK!”, THEY ARE OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD. THEY HAVE SUCH GRAVE PROBLEMS AND MAJOR ISSUES AMONG THEM THAT THEY CAN’T SHARE THEM WITH THE ADULTS TO GET A SOLUTION AND THAT CREATES A MAJOR PROBLEM. THIS IS AN AGE WHERE THE WAY YOU BEHAVE CAN EITHER MAKE YOUR LIFE OR RUIN IT COMPLETELY. INDEED, A DANGEROUS PHASE OF LIFE.
IT HAS BEEN SEEN THAT TEACHERS (MAJORITY OF THEM) ARE ALSO NOT SO COMPETENT TO MOLD THEM AT THIS STAGE AND DEVIATE THEM TO THE RIGHT PATH.
WHAT CAN BE DONE IS, ESPECIALLY SEMINARS, CONFERENCES CAN BE ORGANISED ANNUALLY IN SCHOOLS WHERE THEY WILL BE TAUGHT ABOUT THE REALISTIC NATURE OF LIFE AND THE TEACHERS WILL BE TRAINED HOW TO TAKE CORRECTIVE MEASURES WHEN A STUDENT IS DIVERTED IN A NEGATIVE PATH. INNOVATIVE MEASURES CAN BE IMPLEMENTED AND, EVERY THING CAN’T BE ORDERED BY BOARD RATHER, SCHOOLS SHOULD TAKE THIS INITIATIVE.
~ Arghya Samaddar

VALUE OF HONESTY

“HONESTY IS PRAISED AND LEFT TO SHIVER”
IT SEEMS THAT DECADES HAVE PASSED SINCE, WE HAVE FORGOT THE IMPORTANCE OF HONESTY.LET’S RECALL THE OLD PROVERB “HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY”. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW AND REALIZED THIS LINE ? FOR MOST OF YOU, I GUESS IT’S A LONG TIME. WE WERE USED TO BE TAUGHT IN THE PRIMARY LEVEL, BOTH IN SCHOOLS AND HOMES THAT HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS LINE, TO SURVIVE IN THIS WORLD, PEACEFULLY AND HOW IT WIL HELP THE NATION TO PROGRESS IN ALL FIELDS. SURVIVING AND LIVING WITH HONESTY IS, DOING JUSTICE WITH YOURSELF, AS WELL AS WITH OTHERS. EACH AND EVERY PEOPLE GETS WHAT HE DESERVES AND THERE IS NO
BIASED ONE, NO ONE GETS DEMORALIZED BY SOMEONE’S BIASED DECISION, GUILT GETS PUNISHMENT AND TRUTH GETS IT’S REWARD. THIS BECOMES A WORLD OF PURE EQUALITY.
HONESTY IN ALL FIELDS, TRUTH IN ALL FIELDS, ARE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO SUSTAIN WITHOUT HONEST PEOPLE AND WHEN THE PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS ARE UNDER THREAT. FOR INSTANCE, WHEN YOU ARE STARVING FOR TWO DAYS AND YOU DON’T HAVE MONEY, HONESTY CAN’T FILL YOUR STOMACH BUT, BREAD AND BUTTER CAN. IN THAT CASE YOU ARE BOUND TO PROCURE MONEY WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO BUY FOOD OR FOOD DIRECTLY, BY HOOK OR CROOK. THIS IS TO BE DONE FOR THE SAKE OF THE GENERAL LAWS OF NATURE. IN A COUNTRY, WHEN ALL THE PEOPLE’S BASIC NEEDS ARE FULFILLED, THEN ONLY THEY CAN BE GIVEN A LESSON ON “VALUE OF HONESTY” OR ELSE IT WOULD SOUND ABSURD.
IN INDIA WHERE THOUSANDS AND LAKHS OF PEOPLE LIVE UNDER POVERTY, HOW CAN SOMEONE TAKE A CLASS ON “HONESTY”, FOR THEM? UNLESS AND UNTIL 100% OF THE POPULATION ARE FREE FROM POVERTY AND THEIR BASIC NEEDS ARE SATISFIED, NO ONE CAN TEACH THE WHOLE COUNTRY 'HONESTY', UNDER ONE ROOF.
AFTER A LANDMARK VICTORY OF AAP, WITH 67 SEATS IN DELHI, PEOPLE ARE HOPING FOR A CORRUPTION FREE DELHI. IT CAN BE DONE, BUT, IT SHOULD NOT BE STARTED FROM THE BUREAUCRATS LEVEL RATHER, IT SHOULD BE STARTED FROM THE GRASS ROOT LEVEL IE. FROM SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, POLICE STATIONS, CLERICAL JOBS ETC.
LET THERE BE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL LEVEL – “MORAL EDUCATION”, DON’T RESTRICT IT TILL PRIMARILY LEVEL BUT, TEACH THE TEENS ALSO. INCLUDE CO-CIRCULAR ACTIVITIES RELATING TO THESE. TEACH THE STUDENTS HOW THEY CAN PRACTICE HONESTY IN THEIR REAL LIFE, CREATE SITUATIONS WHERE THEY WILL BE PROVOKED TO GIVE UP THEIR HONESTY AND THAT WILL BE THEIR TEST. GIVE THEM MARKS ON IT. IN THIS WAY, WE CAN IMPROVE THE MIND OF THE SCHOOL CHILDREN, WHO WILL TAKE THE OFFICIAL POSTS IN FUTURE.
ONLY A STRONG DETERMINATION, A GENTLE SENSE OF PATRIOTISM WILL MAKE YOU AN HONEST CITIZEN OF INDIA. YOU ,YOURSELF, BEING AN HONEST PERSON CAN ACT AS AN EXAMPLE FOR YOUR BROTHER, SISTER, CHILD, FRIEND AND FOR ANY OF YOUR ACQUAINTANCE.
ABOVE ALL HOW CAN WE FORGET “SATYAMEVA JAYATE”
~ Arghya Samaddar

PUB CULTURE

AS THE WORLD HAS BEEN ON THE WAY OF MODERNIZATION, IT GAVE BIRTH TO SO MANY GOOD AND BAD THINGS. 'PUB' IS ONE OF THEM. NOW, YOU VISIT ANY DEVELOPED COUNTRY OR ANY METROPOLITAN CITY, YOU CAN SEE PUBS, DOUBTLESS, ON EVERY WAY YOU GO. IT IS NOTHING BUT, THE OUTCOME OF ‘AGGRESSIVE MODERNIZATION WITHOUT PROPER EDUCATION’.
PUB/ TAVERN IS CONSIDERED AS A PLACE OF ENJOYMENT. THIS ATTRACTS ESPECIALLY YOUTHS, AS THEY ARE SO CALLED 'PLEASURE SEEKERS'. WHAT MOST OFTEN HAPPENS IS, THEY GET THEMSELVES INTOXICATED AND IN THEIR UNCONSCIOUS STATE OF MIND, THEY DO ALL KIND OF UNSOCIAL ACTIVITIES, INVOLVE THEMSELVES INTO SCUFFLES. AS THE PUBS ARE OPENED TILL DARKNESS AND THEN, THE YOUTHS WHILE RETURNING THEIR ABODE, DRIVE THEIR VEHICLES IN THAT VERY STATE OF MIND, THIS HELPS INDIA TO BE A SUPERB ACCIDENTAL HUB AT NIGHT.HENCE, THEY BECAME A THREAT TO THE SOCIETY, AS A WHOLE.
WHEREAS, PUBS ALSO PROVIDES SOME PEOPLE WITH LIVELIHOOD. THE PUB OWNERS, THE PUB SINGERS, THE PUB STAFFS, THE ALCOHOL SUPPLIERS AND MANY OTHERS, INDIRECTLY, GETS EMPLOYMENT IN THE ECONOMY. PUBS HELP PEOPLE TO DISCHARGE THEIR FATIGUE AND HELPS TO GET UNPERTURBED.
THOUGH THERE ARE CERTAIN POSITIVE SIDES OF PUB BUT, IN NUMBER, IT IS LESS THAN THE NEGATIVE SIDES IT HAVE.
YOUTHS ARE LESS AWARE ABOUT THIS AND CERTAINLY THEY DON’T BOTHER TO KNOW THIS, ACCORDINGLY TO THEM, PUBS ACT AS A MODERN DAY VAGUE AND BY VISITING PUBS THEY CONSIDER THEMSELVES AS A MODERN LAD. THE ONE WHO DOESN'T GO TO PUB, FACES HUMILIATIONS FROM OTHER MATES AND HERE IT PLAYS A PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT.
CERTAINLY, AS A REMEDY, GOVERNMENT SHOULD INTERVENE AND TRY TO ERADICATE THIS CULT.AS IT HAS BEEN SEEN THAT PUBS DO NO GOOD AND IT CAUSES ONLY HARM TO THE SOCIETY. GOVERNMENT SHOULD PUT A BAN ON TRADING OF ALCOHOLS, WHICH ACTS AS BACKBONE OF PUBS OR SHOULD CLOSE DOWN THESE PUBS WHICH HAS BECOME A THREAT TO THE SOCIETY. THIS STEP WOULD CERTAINLY REDUCE INTOXICATION, UP TO SOME EXTENT, PROMOTE HEALTHY LIVING AND WILL REDUCE ROAD ACCIDENTS, UP TO SOME EXTENT.
~ Arghya Samaddar

NIGHT BEFORE EXAM

“IN EXAMINATION THOSE WHO DON’T WISH TO KNOW ASK QUESTIONS OF THOSE WHO CAN’T TELL”
WE ALL FACE MANY CHALLENGES IN LIFE. CAN YOU SAY HOW MANY AGGREGATE NUMBER OF EXAMS A GUY GIVES, WHEN HE IS 18+. CERTAINLY, AN IMPRESSIVE FIGURE. ON AN AVERAGE 5 EXAMS PER CLASS. A 18+ GUY WILL GIVE (5X12)60 EXAMS. WITH 60 EXAMS WE CARRY 60 EXPERIENCE OF THE “NIGHT BEFORE EXAM”. THAT NIGHT IS LITTLE DIFFERENT. IN THAT NIGHT WE WANT TO STAY AWAKE, THAT NIGHT WE THINK ABOUT TOMORROW, THAT NIGHT WE WAIT OR NEGLECT THE SUN TO ARISE. I HAVE TRIED TO EXPRESS OUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH THAT 60 NIGHTS.
THE DAY ARRIVES SLOWLY AND OFTEN, IN AN UNNOTICEABLE MANNER. AT ONCE, THE JOYS AND LAUGHTER SEEMS TO VANISH AND THE MIND GETS HEATED UP AND STARTS TO WORK HARDER , AS NEVER BEFORE. IS IT THE INDUCEMENT WE GET BY YOUR EXAMS ? IS THIS THE 'INSPIRATION' EXAM PROVIDES US ? OR, IS IT THE REFLECTION OF OUR FAULTS WE COMMIT THROUGH OUT THE YEAR ?
24 HR.S A DAY. IS ALL THE DAYS REALLY OF 24 HOURS ? PROBABLY, YOU WILL THINK-- “WHAT A STUPID QUESTION IS THIS”-----TECHNICALLY, YES, IT IS 24 HOURS A DAY. BUT, THE FLOW OF TIME DEPENDS ON OUR MIND’S DESIRE TO UTILIZE THE SCARCE TIME OR DEMAND OF TIME BY OUR MIND. WHEN WE DEMAND TIME OR NEED TIME, IT PASSES FAST, 24 HRS. REDUCES TO 2-4 HRS. AND WHEN WE HAVE PLENTY OF IT, 24 HRS. REVERSES AS 42 HRS. THIS IS RELATIVITY OF TIME.
I WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST YOU, PLEASE TRY TO RECALL THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR ANNUAL EXAMINATION. WHAT TO STUDY ? FROM WHERE TO START ? HOW TO START ? , PLAYS A TRACK IN YOUR MIND, UNLESS YOU ARE AN EXCEPTIONAL CHAP. WHEN YOU ARE CONFIDENT ABOUT YOUR PERFORMANCE, THEN TOO, A PIOUS STILLNESS SURROUNDS YOUR MIND, A CRAZE OF REVISING YOUR LESSONS, A BATTLE OF SUCCESS, BECOMING A BLUE-EYE-BOY AND ALL THAT.
BUT, PAUSE A BIT, THINK THRICE, IS THERE A HUMOUR PLAYING BEHIND THIS. A SINGLE EXAM, SAME ONE , BUT, 50 STUDENTS PREPARE IT IN 50 WAYS. 30% LIES IN THE CATEGORY OF 'EXCEPTIONAL' AND REST 70% , YOU KNOW THAT. NOW I CAN’T BELIEVE, BEING IN INDIA, IF U SAY THAT 100% ARE 'EXCEPTIONAL'. THE PARADOXICAL SITUATION PREVAILS IN THE EDUCATION SYSTEM, TO BE MORE SPECIFIC, IN THIS EXAMINATION SYSTEM.
I HAVE SEEN THAT PEOPLE STUDY DOUBLE THAN NORMAL IN THIS NIGHT, DURING EXAMS. WHAT A STRANGE POWER HE GETS. FROM WHERE THE HELL HE GETS THIS ENTHUSIASM IN BOOKS. AND THE CREDIT IS NOT OF “REVITAL”, MIND IT.
BUT, ON THE OTHER SIDE, I DISCOVERED THAT, THE POTENTIAL IN HIM, THAT HE HIDES FROM THE WORLD, THROUGH OUT THE YEAR. ALL INDIAN KIDS HAVE THIS POTENTIAL IN THEM, MAY BE THIS SHINES ON THIS NIGHT AND ARE SUPPRESSED BY AN UNKNOWN FORCE, BEFORE THEY CAN DEVISE A SHORT CIRCUIT . AMONG THAT 70%, ONLY 20% ARE ABLE TO CONVERT THEIR POTENTIAL INTO KINETIC. REST SPENDS THEIR LIVES IN, SOME TYPICAL INDIAN FIRMS, WELDING, AND BURNING DREAMS IN THE BLAST FURNACE.
HOPE THAT THIS ONE NIGHT IS REPLACED BY EVERY NIGHTS IN A STUDENTS LIFE. HOPE THAT STUDENTS’ ENTHUSIASM ARE NOT BEING DIED IN SOME BLAST FURNACES. HOPE THAT EXAM IS A TEST OF INTEREST OF THE CHILD, IT IS A TEST TO TEST WHAT HE KNOWS AND NOT A TEST TO TEST WHAT HE DOESN'T KNOW.
~Arghya Samaddar

DREAMS CANNOT BE MORPHED INTO REALITY BY MAGIC

“THE INTERPRETATION OF DREAMS IS THE ROYAL ROAD TO A KNOWLEDGE OF THE UNCONSCIOUS ACTIVITIES OF THE MIND”
DREAMS, WE ALL KNOW HOW IMPORTANT AND DANGEROUS IT IS. UNLESS, WE POSSESS A DARING DREAM, OUR LIFE REMAINS IN UNIFORMITY AND WE COMPLETE OUR LIFE ALMOST DOING NOTHING, IF WE EXCLUDE ACCIDENT. ACCIDENT IS SOMETHING ELSE. WHEN WE BECAME SOMETHING WITHOUT EVEN THINKING ONCE THAT WE WILL BECOME THAT, IS ACCIDENT. HERE, WE FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT; WE MISS THE TASTE OF SUCCESS AFTER EXTREME HARD WORK. AND SO I PERSONALLY BELIEVE IN REALISTIC DREAMS.
I CLASSIFY DREAMS AS DAY DREAMS AND REALISTIC DREAMS. DAY DREAMS ARE WHEN WE MAKE IMAGINATIONS AND TO MAKE THAT REAL WE DON’T DO ANYTHING OR IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE. AND REALISTIC DREAMS ARE WHEN WE MAKE AN IMAGINATION, FORMULATE STEPS TO TRANSFORM IT INTO REALITY AND START GOING ACCORDING TO THE STEPS. THIS TYPE OF DREAMS SHOULD BE FIRST TRANSFORMED INTO A WRITTEN DOWN PLAN AND THEN IMPLEMENTED.
THE MOST IMPORTANT TASK IS TO BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN DREAMS AND REALITY. THE BRIDGE WHICH CAN JOIN THIS TWO PERMANENTLY IS, HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION. NO MAGICAL SPELL WILL WORK HERE, AS BECAUSE, THE REALITY WILL PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE HERE. SPENDING INFINITE TIRELESS NIGHTS, SACRIFICING GOSSIPS WITH FRIENDS, GIVING UP THE LEISURE TIME, WILL HELP A LOT. FOCUS IS THE MAIN THING HERE. WHEN ARJUNA WAS ASKED BY DRONACHARYA, WHAT HE WAS ABLE TO SEE WHEN HE WAS AIMING AT THE BIRD, HE REPLIED, THE BIRD’S EYE. NOTHING ELSE SHOULD BE VISIBLE AND SOLELY, FOCUSING ON THE DREAM WILL DEFINITELY LEAD TO SUCCESS.DREAMS SHOULD BE ACHIEVED STEP BY STEP AND NOT BY SKIPPING THE STEPS, SKIPPING MAY MAKE YOU FALL.
IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA, THERE ARE MANY WHO POSSESS THAT 'DAY DREAM'. FOR INSTANCE, SO MANY GIVE UP SCIENCE AFTER 10+2, GIVE UP IIT AND JOIN IIM (THOUGH BOTH ARE CREME DE LA CREME), GIVE UP B.COM AND PURSUE A COURSE IN LIBERAL ARTS. WHEN YOU DON’T PREPARE A STEP BY STEP PLAN WITH A RIGID DREAM, YOU DIVERT YOUR DREAMS TO SAVE YOURSELF.FOR INSTANCE, MANY PEOPLE TALK ABOUT BECOMING IAS, IPS , IFS VAGUELY, MOST OF THEM EVEN FAIL TO TELL THE FULL FORM, WHEN ASKED. THEY, WITHOUT KNOWING THE STEPS JUST MAKE VAGUE DREAM OR PICK ONE FROM THE SACK OF DREAMS.
PROBABLY, THIS HAPPENS WHEN PEOPLE LACK MATURITY. AND I THINK, PEOPLE SHOULD BE GIVEN CAREER COUNSELING AT THE TIME WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO MATURE. THIS MAY BE A CHALLENGE FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE FIELD OF CAREER COUNSELLING. MOST OFTEN STUDENTS ARE TOLD ABOUT THE SALARY THEY CAN GET AFTER COMPLETING THEIR DEGREE COURSES. I DON’T THINK THIS AS A HEALTHY CAREER COUNSELLING. TEMPTING STUDENTS BY PAY SCALE OVERRULES THEIR PERSONAL FASCINATION AND DESIRE TO PURSUE A COURSE, UNLESS AND UNTIL, THERE IS A MAJOR CHANGE IN THE PROCESS STUDENTS GETS CAREER COUNSELLING, THIS PROBLEM WILL EXIST. TODAY INDIVIDUAL UNIVERSITIES DO THEIR PROMOTION BY VISITING VARIOUS SCHOOLS IN NAME OF CAREER COUNSELLING. IT IS REALLY UNFORTUNATE THAT PEOPLE SELL THEIR PROFESSIONAL ETHICS FOR MONEY. HOPE FOR BETTER TOMORROW.

WOMEN IN MODERN INDIA

“FRAILTY, THY NAME IS WOMAN”
THE WORLD TODAY, HAVE REALIZED THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WOMEN AND HAVE UNDERSTOOD THAT WOMEN ARE ALSO A PART OF HUMAN BEINGS. WOMEN CAN ALSO BE EFFICIENT AND VALUABLE HUMAN RESOURCE AND THEY HAVE PROVED IT FROM TIME TO TIME. AND SO, THE WORLD HAS DESIGNATED 8TH MARCH AS INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY.
IN INDIA, WOMEN HAD FACED LOT OF ATROCITIES. AND IT’S EVIDENT FROM THE INDIAN HISTORY. FROM SATI DAHA PRATHA TO PURDHA CUSTOM, FROM CHILD MARRIAGE TO INACCESSIBILITY OF EDUCATION TO GIRL CHILD. THOUGH, THERE WERE CERTAIN REVOLUTIONARY WOMEN WHO DARED TO STAMP THERE FEET AND SAY, THAT, THEY ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE IN THIS WORLD WITH EQUAL DIGNITY AS THAT OF MEN. DURING THE BRITISH RULE THERE HAS BEEN CERTAIN CHANGES MADE IN THE STATUS OF WOMEN, IN THE INDIAN COMMUNITY. LAWS WERE AMENDED, LAWS WHICH PROHIBITED WOMEN FROM ENJOYING EQUAL RIGHTS AS THAT OF MEN, WERE REMOVED. SATI DAHA PRATHA WAS ABOLISHED, GIRL CHILD EDUCATION WAS STARTED, WIDOW REMARRIAGE BECAME LAWFUL AND BEHIND THIS THE CONTRIBUTION OF RAJA RAM MOHAN ROY, VIDYASAGAR CAN’T BE DENIED,
TODAY, AFTER 65 YEARS OF REPUBLIC WHEN WE CELEBRATE THE 66TH REPUBLIC DAY, IT’S A MATTER OF DISGRACE THAT OUR WOMEN COUNTERPART DOESN’T FEEL FREE IN A COUNTRY LIKE INDIA. THEY NEED TO THINK TWICE BEFORE GOING OUT OF HOUSE AT NIGHT, TRAVELING ALONE IN A PUBLIC BUS, STAYING ALONE IN HOUSE, ALLOWING GUEST TO ENTER WHEN SHE IS ALONE IN HOUSE, AND SHE NEEDS TO BE CAUTIOUS BEFORE TAKING EACH AND EVERY STEP IN THIS TYPE OF SOCIETY. IS IT THE FAULT OF OUR LEGAL SYSTEM OR THE EDUCATION WE RECEIVE? IT’S REALLY A MATTER OF REGRET, THAT OUR MANNERS HAVE GIVEN RISE TO THIS TYPE OF QUESTIONS IN OUR MIND .BEING STAYING IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY WE FEEL SHAME TO TALK ABOUT ‘SEX’ BUT, DON’T WITHDRAW OUR SELF FROM WATCHING A SEXUALLY EXPLICIT MOVIE WITH OUR FRIENDS. IT’S A HIGH TIME TO REALIZE THAT SEX IS NOT A STIGMA BUT, IGNORANCE IS. ACCORDING TO ME, MOST OF THE CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN ARE ARISING DUE TO SOCIO-PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS AMONG PEOPLE IN THE SOCIETY. THE MORE YOU ARE IGNORANT OF OTHER SEX, GENDER, THE MORE YOU ARE MAKING THE OTHER SEX VULNERABLE. THOUGH, TODAY PARENTS ADMIT THEIR CHILDREN IN CO-ED SCHOOLS, IT DOESN’T MAKE THE MIND MATURE ENOUGH TO JUDGE AND UNDERSTAND, WHAT SHOULD BE THE UNIVERSAL RELATION BETWEEN THE OPPOSITE SEXES.
TODAY, WOMEN ARE MUCH MORE AWARE ABOUT THE LAWS OF EQUALITY AND THEY DARE TO CHOOSE ANY PROFESSION AND DARE TO DEFY THE GENERAL BACKDATED NORMS OF SOCIETY. AND SO WE GET TO SEE OUR FIRST WOMEN IPS – KIRAN BEDI, FIRST WOMEN TO LEAD FIRST INTER-SERVICE GUARD OF HONOUR- PUJA THAKUR, WOMEN SPORTS PERSON LIKE MARY KOM, SARITA DEVI AND WE ALSO HAVE WOMEN AS CHIEF MINISTER, UNION CABINET MINISTER, JUDGE, ADVOCATES, DOCTORS, IAS, IFS, AMBASSADORS ETC. TODAY, MOST OF THE WOMEN IN CITIES, APART FROM DOING TRADITIONAL HOUSEHOLD WORKS, THEY WORK OUTSIDE AS A SELF-EMPLOYED. ALONG WITH THIS, THERE ARE WOMEN WHO ARE AUTHORIZED ONLY TO WORK IN KITCHEN OR HOME, TO VEIL THEIR FACE ALMOST ALL THE TIME, CONSIDERED AS ONLY A HOUSE CARETAKER BUT, NOT A NATION BUILDER. WE CAN SEE THIS TYPE OF NEGATIVE SCENARIOS IN THE PLACES WHERE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT LEVEL ARE NOT SO HIGH AND WOMEN ARE UNEDUCATED OR HALF-EDUCATED (SIMPLE GRADUATE). THIS TYPE OF WOMEN IS OFTEN BOUND TO WORK WHEN THEY FACE EXTREME FINANCIAL INSTABILITY. AND THEN THEY HAVE TO WORK AS A DAILY WAGE LABOUR OR PHYSICAL WORK, PERHAPS, BECAUSE OF BEING UNEDUCATED OR HALF EDUCATED OR LACK OF EMPLOYMENT. IT IS VIVIDLY EVIDENT IN RURAL INDIA AND SOME IN URBAN. ALONG WITH All THIS, CRIMES LIKE EVE TEASING, DOWRY, ACID ATTACK, AND RAPE ARE STRONGLY EVIDENT.
TO IMPROVE THE MAJOR CHALLENGES FACED BY WOMEN OF INDIA, TODAY, THERE SHOULD BE A VIBRANT ECONOMY WITH WOMEN CO-OPERATIVE SECTORS IN RURAL AS WELL AS IN URBAN SOCIETIES. ‘A+’ GRADE EDUCATION SHOULD BE PROVIDED SO THAT WOMEN GET EDUCATION EFFECTIVELY AND EFFICIENTLY AND THE CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN CAN BE REDUCED. I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT SEX EDUCATION CAN HELP TO DWINDLE CRIME, BUT PRIOR TO THAT, TEACHERS SHOULD BE GIVEN SPECIAL TRAINING, HOW TO TEACH THE SUBJECT MATTER OF “SEX EDUCATION’, OR ELSE IT WOULD HAVE A CATASTROPHIC RESULT. ESPECIALLY AWARENESS CAMPS , AND COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE OF ALL WOMEN IN THAT, CAN HELP TO DEVELOP THE ZEAL OF BECOMING EDUCATED AND TO GET RID OF THE ATROCITIES, ONE THING SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND, THAT THE MORE YOU GET SPECIAL TREATMENT, RESERVATIONS, THE MORE YOU PROVE HOW WEAK YOU ARE, AND THAT WEAKNESS CAN MAKE YOU VULNERABLE. RESERVATION CAN NEVER BE A PERMANENT SOLUTION.
‘THE WORLD WILL CHANGE WITH TIME, BUT, THE SIGNIFICANCE OF WOMEN WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED, GENERATION AFTER GENERATION’

~ Arghya Samaddar

I HATE POLITICS! I HELP POLITICS!

“I HATE POLITICS”—YOU CAN SEE THIS PHRASE MOST OFTEN, IF YOU CHECK FACEBOOK PROFILES OF NEARLY TEN PEOPLE. THOUGH, THEY HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO EXPRESS THEIR OPINION, I AM NOT RESTRICTING IT, BUT, TRYING TO COUNTER IT JUST BY JUSTIFICATION.I HAVE ASKED MANY AND HAVE SOUGHT FOR JUSTIFYING THEIR SUCH NEGATIVE OPINION ABOUT POLITICS. BUT, UNFORTUNATELY, ALMOST EVERYONE PROVED THAT THE PHRASE IS IN VOGUE. BY WRITING IT, ALMOST, EVERYONE TRIES TO PROVE THAT THEY ARE SO CALLED CLEAN FIGURES, AS THEY ARE NEITHER DIRECTLY NOR INDIRECTLY RELATED WITH POLITICS OR POLITICAL SYSTEM. THEY CAN STUDY POL-SCIENCE UP-TO CLASS 10, AS THEY HAVE TO, THEY CAN TAKE HUMANITIES (AND POL-SCIENCE) IN 10+2, AS THEY DON’T GET THE OTHER OPTIONS. BUT, AT THE END OF THE DAY, THEY FAIL TO UNDERSTAND THE DIVINITY OF POLITICS. THEY REMAIN AN UNAWARE CITIZEN OF INDIA, IN RESPECT TO POLITICS. THEY DON’T KNOW HOW THE PM GETS ELECTED, HOW THE PRESIDENT GETS ELECTED, HOW CJI IS APPOINTED, HOW THEIR LIFE IS RELATED WITH POLITICS, THEY ONLY FEEL GOOD TO SAY THAT, POLITICS IS A “DRAIN” WHICH CAN NEVER BE TREATED BY THE STP.
PERHAPS, WE LIVE IN INDIAN SOCIETY, HOW CAN WE GET RID OF STUPIDITY? ITS COMMON THING IN OUR SOCIETY. WE ARE TAUGHT BY OUR PARENTS, THAT WE CAN BE DOCTOR, ENGINEER,CA, ICWA, LINGUIST, ADVOCATE, JUDGE BUT, NEVER A POLITICIAN . HOW MANY OF WE SEE DREAMS OF BECOMING PM OR PRESIDENT OR CM ? DO WE? MAY BE, BUT, VERY FEW. THIS MAY BE BECAUSE, THERE IS NO SUCH EDUCATIONAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIRED FOR HOLDING SUCH POSTS. BUT, PUBLIC , OPPOSITIONS, WILL POINT OUT, IF A MINISTER IS ONLY 12 PASS. PEOPLE DEMANDS EDUCATIONALLY QUALIFIED LEADERS BUT, THE CHAIR DON’T. AS THE TIME IS CHANGING, AN UNEDUCATED FELLOW CAN NEVER EVER BE A MINISTER; THIS IS THE TREND OF FUTURE. WHEN WE WILL BE TAUGHT THAT POLITICS IS NOT THE LAST RESORT OF SCOUNDRELS BUT, A SERVICE WHERE EDUCATED PEOPLE COME TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SOCIETY, THAT DAY, LIKE PEOPLE, SEE DREAMS OF BECOMING DOCTORS, ENGINEERS, CA, ICWA, WILL ALSO SEE DREAMS TO ENTER INTO POLITICS AND TO RENDER THE NATIONAL SERVICE. TIME IS CHANGING; POLITICS IS HAVING A BROADER SENSE IN THE MIND OF GENERAL PUBLIC.
TODAY, WE ARE GLORIFIED TO WITNESS HOW THE EDUCATED PEOPLE ARE ENTERING INTO POLITICS. FORMER IPS OFFICER, KIRAN BEDI, AAP CHIEF ARVIND KEJRIWAL, BOTH ARE RAMON MAGSAYSAY AWARD WINNERS, MINISTERS, ARUN JAITLEY, HOLDS A LAW DEGREE AND MANY MORE ARE THERE.THEY ARE NOW THE ROLE MODELS OF SOME, INDEED, A MATTER TO BE PROUD OF.
BUT, IT CAN’T BE SAID THAT ONLY HOLDING EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS WILL MAKE YOU PRACTICE CLEAN POLITICS. VALUES ARE INDEED VERY NECESSARY. WE HAVE MAMATA BANERJEE, WB CM, HER CHOICE OF MINISTERS IN THE CABINET HAS COST HER, JAYLALITHA, FORMER TAMIL NADU CM, PAID HER PRICE. AND FROM ALL THESE FACTS WE CAN INFER THAT ONLY HOLDING DEGREES CAN’T MAKE A SYSTEM FREE FROM ALL THESE.
LET US COME TO THEM, THE “I HATE POLITICS” PEOPLE. THEY MIGHT HAVE UNDERSTOOD BY NOW THAT, LIKE ALL SERVICE, ALL PHASES OF LIFE, HERE ALSO WE HAVE BAD AND GOOD, AND FOR THAT YOU CAN’T DEDUCE THAT IT IS WORTHLESS. WE ARE ALL RELATED TO POLITICS. EVEN IF YOU HATE POLITICS, YOU CAN’T HELP. THEY TAKE THE DECISION, HOW WE WILL LIVE IN THE SOCIETY, HOW WILL OUR SOCIETY BE AND WE CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT AFTER 5 YEARS, WHEN WE FEEL THAT THEIR DECISION WERE NOT GOOD. YOU HAVE TO RECEIVE EDUCATION, STATE BOARDS, CBSE ETC. REGULATED ULTIMATELY BY GOVT., THE POLITICIANS, YOU HAVE TO AVAIL THE GOVT. SERVICES, FUNDED FROM THE GOVERNMENT TREASURY, YOU HAVE TO GIVE VOTE TO MAKE THE POLITICIANS FORM THE GOVERNMENT, FROM THIS POINT OF VIEW, YOU ARE HELPING THE POLITICIANS TO DO POLITICS, TO WIN YOUR VOTE. AND YOU CAN SAY HONESTLY, ‘I HELP POLITICS’.
FRIENDS. BROTHERS, SISTERS, WE ALL ARE RELATED TO OR, WITH, POLITICS. LIVING IN A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY (INDIA), WE SHOULD REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT A GOOD POLITICS IS, TO BUILD OUR NATION, FOR OUR GROWTH, ECONOMICALLY AND SOCIALLY. A GOOD POLITICAL SENSE ENSURES US A HEALTHY LIVING, PROPERLY CHOOSING OUR LEADERS AND EVENTUALLY, WE ARE BENEFITED. NOW, IT'S UP-TO YOU, HOW WILL YOUR RATIONAL AND INTELLECTUAL MIND TAKE POLITICS AS.
“MAN IS BY NATURE A POLITICAL ANIMAL”
~Arghya Samaddar

INDIA'S DAUGHTER: THE REOPENED WOUND

“In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued”

It was certainly unexpected that, after 2 yrs the wound will be reopened, the countrymen will again start discussing the brutal night, the government will be baffled, the legal system will look at the mirror and the parents will think about their daughters.December 16, 2012, was indeed a brutal night. But, who knows, there are many such nights passed by, in India, which are unrecorded, unnoticed and overlooked. The night when the horrifying nirbhaya rape case occurred, the people erupted in anger, which was kept in reserve for years. No police barricades, tears gases were strong enough to resist this people’s anger. The government was baffled, they tried to reason it out but, it was too late. It suddenly dawned upon the parents of India, that how unsafe their daughters are, in their motherland. The accused were arrested within few days, comparatively. And many turns took place in the case. Mukesh, one of the accused, committed suicide in the cell. Unfortunately, the case is yet to be closed with a final verdict. Almost 2 yrs. Have passed, since the dreams, the aspirations, of nirbhaya, was murdered by few idiot men. Now a British documentary, “India's daughter” by filmmaker leslee udwin, has reopened the wound, highlighting the attitude of the lawyers, rapists, her parents and the society. Indeed, the documentary features truth. The truth, which was unknown, the truth, which highlighted how cruel men can be, the truth, showing the crisis of humanity. It was a documentary of around 58 minutes but, it has left an imprint which will last more than 58 days. It showed the view point of rapists, the lawyers and also the society. The interview of Mukesh showed the general view of a rapist. Latter, the social media was flooded with a similar type of comments, like that of Mukesh, from the so-called most educated and spiritual persons. The chivalric attitude was exposed. After the night of 16th December, people were on the streets demanding justice, demanding accountability. The documentary showed, how easily crimes are committed, how easily they manage to get through the system, how reluctant officials are to protect the society. The doctor told the victim’s mother, that “it is impossible to save her life”, but the government out of no reason, shifted her in a hospital abroad, which didn’t change the harsh truth. How easy it is to rape a girl in a bus, in the capital of India. The government might install securities, cameras after cameras in the abode and offices of minister’s, but for the citizens, security is nominal. And it was not the last rape in India, after this also; rape cases have been featured in India, kamduni rape case, June 7, 2013, rape of a kid in Bangalore and many others. The nirbhaya incident forced the legal system to come up with an amendment, criminal amendment act, 2013.

Mukesh’s interview says, “girls roaming outside after 9 pm are not decent”, “girls are themselves responsible for rape”. Opposing the comment, I must point out, there are women, so called the most educated and decent one, who goes out after 9, for their nightshifts, return after work or studies and moreover, why should the girls not have the freedom of secure enjoyment alike, men? They too have the liberty to go to pubs, disco, provided that, it is legal. The prejudice and cruel mind of men, however, tries to dominate and snatch the freedom of women. And the problem here is, more socio-psychological than anything else. The government of India has approved the amendment in the factories act, 1948 to allow women employees to work in night shifts. It suggests that the employer should take due care regarding the safety of women.
Mukesh’s second statement was a bad excuse for justifying his act. When a rape is committed, it’s the rapist who is tempted, it is the rapist who fails to control his desire, eventually, and it is the rapists who commit rape, burning his humanity. It is not the clothes which matter, but, the dimension from which you look.

Now, government’s banning the documentary was highly opposed by the people. Quoting that “banning it will not reduce rapes”. However, will showing it reduce rapes? , will reopen the old wound, act as prevention for not getting that wound again in future? What if they start making a documentary of every rape cases in India, to earn a pile of bucks? Then, they might wish that this type of crimes occur more, for their own commercial gain. The documentary featuring Mukesh's interview was not needed. Every criminal will say nonsense things to justify their act, are we going to record it and feature it every time? Moreover, who is he? A rapist! If u think it is needed to know the viewpoint of a rapist, then use it in your own research and curb crimes like this. What is the point in making it public? Is it for raising controversy? , or monetary gain? Democracy without restrictions can be catastrophic. There should be certain restrictions.
Nirbhaya rape case is not the first one to be so brutal. On February 23, 1991, when units of Indian army launched a search and interrogation operation in the village of konan poshpora, located in Kashmir, almost 100 women were gang-raped by Indian soldiers. But, the Indian government rejected the allegation as baseless. Even, the govt. Launched a campaign to acquit the soldiers. The human rights organisation have expressed serious doubts about the manner the investigation were conducted. Villagers even claimed that no such police investigation has taken place at all.
During the intervening night, between February 5 and 6, 2012, a woman was raped in park street, Kolkata. Latter, Mamata Banerjee, cm, commented on the incident as “cooked-up story”, for her own political gain.
June 7, 2013, a student in kamduni (20 km from Kolkata), was abducted, raped and murdered. Latter, Mamata Banerjee, cm, assured that culprits will be arrested but, it was not done for political reasons. The place is full of mafias, women passing by often has to face lewd comments. A hooch den even operates there, beside the tmc party office.
It is really unfortunate, people, political leaders, for their own political whims and fantasies, dare to play with common people’s life. Bureaucrats, civil servants also, alike political leaders, plays this game. It is a high time to revamp our minds because, if you want to change, it starts with yourself. Unless and until we are changing our views and the way we look at things, there will be more nirbhaya, kamduni cases.

“Rapists show how weak they are, unable to control temptation, unable to gain spirituality but, only to burn their own humanity, while thinking that, they are burning others life”



KILLING CRIME IN INDIA WITHOUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

“PUNISHMENT IS NOT FOR REVENGE, BUT TO LESSEN CRIME AND REFORM THE CRIMINAL”
BEFORE WRITING THIS, I SHOULD NOT HESITATE TO INFORM YOU THAT I CERTAINLY DON’T CONSIDER MYSELF ELIGIBLE TO WRITE ON SUCH LEGAL TOPIC IN ANYWAY. BUT, I WOULD TRY TO WRITE IT FROM A COMMON MAN’S POINT OF VIEW. BEING JUST A MERE OBSERVER, I AM PRESENTING YOU MY ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION FROM THE SPECTACLES OF A COMMON MAN ABOUT CRIME IN INDIA AND THE PUNISHMENT OF DEATH SENTENCE.
THERE HAS BEEN NUMEROUS DEBATES ON THE TOPIC “IF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT IS ABOLISHED ----CAN IT DECREASE THE NUMBER OF HEINOUS CRIMES??”. JUDICIARY HAS WORKED A LOT,NO DOUBT ABOUT IT, MADE AMENDMENTS AFTER AMENDMENTS TO INCLUDE CAPITAL PUNISHMENT TO REDUCE BRUTAL CRIMES. DEATH PENALTY IS GRANTED WHEN THE COURT FEELS THAT THE CASE FALLS UNDER “RAREST OF RARE CASE”.
THE GENERAL PERCEPTION IS, IF A CONVICTED PERSON IS “HANGED TILL DEATH”, ANY ONE IN THE SOCIETY WOULD FEAR TO COMMIT SUCH OFFENCE OR, WOULD WITHDRAW FROM COMMITTING SUCH OFFENCE. THE THING IS, TO BE MORE SPECIFIC, WHEN A PERSON IS MURDERED, WHEN A GIRL DIES IN A RAVISH INCIDENT, WHAT SOCIETY WANTS IS “EYE FOR AN EYE”, “BLOOD FOR BLOOD”. BUT, IT SHOULDN'T BE THE CASE. YOU JUST CAN’T TAKE ANY ONE’S LIFE, JUST BECAUSE HE HAS TAKEN ANOTHER ONE’S LIFE. AND IN THE LARGEST DEMOCRACY OF THE WORLD (INDIA), IT TOTALLY SOUNDS ABSURD, FORFEITING SOMEONE'S RIGHT TO LIFE, WHICH OUR CONSTITUTION GUARANTEES. ARTICLE 21 STATES THAT, “NO PERSON SHALL BE DEPRIVED OF HIS LIFE OR PERSONAL LIBERTY EXCEPT ACCORDING TO PROCEDURE ESTABLISHED BY LAW”, WHICH MAY HANG YOU TILL DEATH. CERTAINLY, THIS HAS BEEN DONE TO CONTROL THE CRIME RATE. BUT, HAS IT REALLY AFFECTED OUR CRIME RATE? IF AFFECTED, HOW IT HAS BEEN AFFECTED?
MICHIGAN IS ONE OF THE 12 STATES IN U.S THAT DOES NOT HAVE DEATH PENALTY. THE STATE WAS THE FIRST ENGLISH SPEAKING GOVERNMENT IN THE WORLD TO BAN DEATH PENALTY. AND STATISTICS, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, REVEALS THAT STATES WITHOUT THE DEATH PENALTY HAVE BETTER RECORD ON HOMICIDES RATES.
NOW LETS COME TO INDIA’S DEATH PENALTY. THE SUPREME COURT (SC) IN INDIA RETAINS CAPITAL PUNISHMENT FOR A NUMBER OF SERIOUS OFFENCES. THE SC RULED IN 1983 THAT THE DEATH PENALTY SHOULD BE IMPOSED ONLY IN THE ‘RAREST OF RARE CASES’. WHILE STATING THAT HONOUR KILLINGS FALL WITHIN “RAREST OF RARE ” CATEGORY. DEATH SENTENCE CAN ALSO BE IMPOSED ON POLICE OFFICIALS WHO COMMIT POLICE BRUTALITY IN FORM OF ENCOUNTER KILLINGS. SOME OF THE CRIMES WHICH ARE PUNISHABLE UNDER DEATH ARE—CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY TO COMMIT A CAPITAL OFFENCE (120B IPC) , WAGING OR ATTEMPTING OR ABETTING WAGING WAR (121 IPC), MURDER (302, 303 IPC), RAPE—IF THAT RESULTS IN VICTIM’S DEATH OR IS A REPEAT OFFENDER (376 IPC AND CRIMINAL AMENDMENT ACT, 2013), IN GUJRAT ONLY—MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF POISONED ALCOHOL WHICH RESULTS IN DEATH(S) (BOMBAY PROHIBITION BILL, 2009). IF DEATH SENTENCE IS AWARDED BY HC, THE CONVICT MAY APPEAL TO SC BUT, IF THE SC TURNS DOWN THE APPEAL, HE CAN SUBMIT A MERCY PETITION TO THE PRESIDENT AND GOVERNOR OF THE STATE UNDER ARTICLE 72(1).
BUT, AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, CRIMINALS DOESN'T FEAR DEATH, THEY FEAR EFFICIENCY OF LAW AND ORDERS, EFFICIENCY OF JUDICIAL MECHANISM. AS THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM IS NOT SO SIMPLE AND THE COMMON MAN OFTEN GETS INTO TROUBLE WITH IT, THE CRIMINALS KNOW THAT THEY CAN ESCAPE FROM BEING CONVICTED. THEY CAN FURNISH BAIL, SO THAT THEY CAN LIVE FREELY, BEFORE THE TRIAL COMMENCES. AND IF THEY WANT TO GO THE OTHER WAY ROUND, THEY CAN EVEN BRIBE THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR AND TELL TO FABRICATE THE CASE OR DROP IT OR THEY CAN FIND INNUMERABLE LOOP HOLES, IF THEY CAN AFFORD A COSTLY LAWYER. AND THESE ARE THE INEFFICIENCIES I AM TALKING ABOUT. THE ACCUSED PERSON SIMPLY DON’T FEAR DEATH SENTENCE. MOST OFTEN IT TAKES YEARS TO HANG A CONVICTED PERSON.THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF INEFFICIENCY.
THEN WHAT CAN BE A SUBSTITUTE WITH DEATH SENTENCE? CERTAINLY, THERE IS SOLUTION TO THIS QUESTION. LIFE IMPRISONMENT CAN HELP IN REDUCING CRIME RATE. IF DEATH SENTENCE IS ABOLISHED, DEMOCRACY WILL BE A DEMOCRACY IN TRUE SENSE, WHERE LIFE OF NONE CAN BE TAKEN AWAY. IN PLACE OF DEATH SENTENCE, LIFE IMPRISONMENT CAN WORK. IN CASE OF DEATH SENTENCE, THE CONVICT DOESN'T GET TIME TO REALISE HIS GUILT, AS HE DIES WITHIN A MINUTE AND IN CASE OF LIFE IMPRISONMENT, THE CONVICT GETS YEARS TO REALISE THAT HE HAS DONE WRONG AND THIS ALSO GIVES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE HIMSELF FOR BETTER. SPECIAL TREATMENT AND SPECIAL WORK CAN BE ALLOTTED TO THAT CONVICT TO MAINTAIN THE SERIOUS DEGREE OF PUNISHMENT HE DESERVES.FOR INSTANCE, IF YOU WANT TO PUNISH SOMEONE FOR MURDER, YOU CAN’T PUNISH HIM BY MURDERING HIM (DEATH PENALTY). THE LAND OF NON-VIOLENCE DOESN'T MORALLY ALLOW YOU “EYE FOR AN EYE”. AS BECAUSE TAKING EYE FOR AN EYE WILL RESULT IN MAKING THE WHOLE WORLD BLIND AND THAT’S WHAT MAHATMA SAID. SIMILARLY, MURDERING SOMEONE FOR MURDER WILL NOT HELP THE SOCIETY TO BE MURDER-FREE. IF YOU WANT YOUR SOCIETY TO BE MURDER-FREE, THEN CHANGE THE PREHISTORIC LAWS, LEARN THE MODERN TREND OF KEEPING CRIME RATE UNDER CONTROL. MANKIND CAN’T BE BLAMED WHEN WE UPROOT MANKIND IN THE NAME OF JUSTICE.
CERTAINLY, I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE MANY BRILLIANT MINDS WHO ALL POSSESS MUCH MORE REALISTIC IDEAS AND WILL HELP THE LEGAL SYSTEM TO GAIN REFORMS.HOPE FOR BETTER TOMORROW.
“LAY THEN THE AXE TO THE ROOT, AND TEACH GOVERNMENTS HUMANITY. IT IS THEIR SINGUINARY PUNISHMENTS WHICH CORRUPT MANKIND”
~ Arghya Samaddar

FRAGMENTS OF POOR HEARTS

FROM THE BROKEN HUTS TO SQUALOR PATHS,
THE SOUND OF POOR CRY HITS ME.
FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION, FROM CALENDAR TO CALENDAR,
THE PROMISES TO REVERSE IT FADES AWAY LIKE A MIRAGE.
BEING LESS AWARE ABOUT THE POLITICS,
HE BURNS HIMSELF BEHIND THE CHARCOAL AND,
HURTLING VANS DOWN THE STREET.
HE KILLS HIS DREAMS, BUILDS FOUNDATIONS ON CLOUDS,
HOLDS HANDS WITH RED DROPS.
BEING LESS AWARE ABOUT SOCIETY,
HE CRIES OUT LOUD,
STEALS TO FEED THE OTHER DEPENDED STOMACHS.
BUT, GETS A CERTIFICATE OF BURIED DREAMS.
BUT, THE SUN WILL RISE, THE DARK FOG WILL WASH AWAY,
THE NEW HILLS WILL BOW AND SAY,
"YOU THE CREATOR OF HUMAN DREAMS ",
"THE WORLD GREETS YOU TO BE A SELFISH PHILANTHROPE".
THE ROADS WILL LEAD TO DEVELOPMENT,
THE POOR WILL BUILD THEIR MONUMENTS.
ONE WILL BE THERE TO LEAD THEM, TO GUIDE THEM.
THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AND THE REPORT OF POVERTY,
THE BREAD OF GOD, THE BLACK WALLS, WILL WASH AWAY.
THE GLOBE WILL CHANGE THE PHASE,
THE EXPLOITATION WILL HIT THE RACE,
THE BURNS WILL BURN THE MESS.
THE SCARS WILL BUILD THE ROAD,
THE BURNS WILL BE CURED,
THE TURNS WILL SHOW THE LIGHT,
THE POOR WILL STAND TO FIGHT FOR THEIR RIGHT.

HUMAN PEACE

OH HEAVENLY WORLD ! OH HEAVENLY WORLD !
LET THERE BE NO BOUNDARY TO DIVIDE US,
NO ARMS TO KILL THE DREAMS,
LET THERE BE GRASSES TO SLEEP,
SKIES TO DREAM, LADDERS TO MOUNT ON .
THE DAY I WANT TO FRAME IN THE HISTORY OF HUMANITY,
THE DAY PEOPLE WILL NOT ASK THEIR IDENTITY,
THE DAY PEOPLE WILL HUG WITHOUT ANY CURIOSITY.
THE RISE OF PEACE WILL KILL THE ARMS,
THE SUN OF BROTHERHOOD WILL BURN THE DIRTY BLOOD.
HE THE SON OF GOD WILL COME TO MAKE US ONE,
WE THE FLOWING RIVERS WILL MEET THE SEA.
BEING SO CIVILIZED,
WE WILL FORGET RACE, CASTE AND,
KEEP OUR HEART AND SOUL ON MOTHER EARTH.
--BY ARGHYA SAMADDAR

ARTIST

YOU THE CREATOR OF THE NATURE,
YOU FRAME THE WORDS OF THE PEOPLE,
BUT, WHY YOU SHED YOUR TEARS IN MINIATURE ? ,
WHY FRAME YOUR FALSE LAUGHTER ?
BLOWING BY THE WINDS, YOU WASH THE LEAVES,
WHY YOU DON'T BOTHER TO LOOK AT YOURSELF ?,
YOU HIDE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS,
INSTEAD OF YOUR FALSE LAUGHTER.
THE NATURE GREETS AT YOU TODAY,
THE CRIMINALS SHED TEARS FOR YOU,
THE CHAMPS PLANTS TREES ON THE WAY YOU GO,
THE SKY CRIES BY RAIN,
THE SUN DRIES IN PAIN.
OH MY ARTIST ! ARE YOU THE SON OF GOD ?
CONSUMING DARKNESS, YOU GIVE US LIGHT,
PIERCING THORNS, YOU CLEAR YOUR PATHS,
ARE YOU THE ARTIST, THE WORLD GREETS AT.
--ARGHYA SAMADDAR

THE GREAT INDIAN CHAMCHA

THERE IS A LONG HISTORY OF “CHAMCHAGIRI”. AS THE DAYS HAVE PASSED, THE ART OF SYCOPHANCY HAS ACQUIRED A STATUS OF FINE ART. FROM FILMS TO POLITICS . INDUSTRIES TO SCHOOLS , THE ART IS MASTERED BY FEW AND MANY ARE IN THE PROCESS OF MASTERING IT. THE MORE YOU ARE MASTERED BY, THE MORE YOU ARE IN THE VERGE OF PROMOTION. BE IT IN SCHOOLS, THEN TRY TO BECOME AN OIL FACTORY, PURCHASE THE BEST QUALITY OF REFINED OIL AND BE READY TO APPLY IT ON THE TEACHERS, TO GET THAT GOOD MARKS. DON’T FORGET TO APPLY IT ON THE CLASS MONITORS, HEAD BOY, PREFECTS. SHARE SOME TIFFINS WITH THE CLASS MONITOR, AND HAVE A JOLLY TIME IN CLASS. BE A “CHIPKU” WITH THE TEACHERS. DON’T FORGET TO USE THE OIL FACTORY PHRASES—SIR JEE---MADAM JEE----YOU ARE A GREAT TEACHER I HAVE EVER SEEN-----MY HEART DOESN’T ALLOW ME TO BUNK THE CLASS OF YOUR’S, YOUR BEAUTY OF TEACHING SHOULD GET THE FULL CREDIT FOR THAT. THE BEST “CHAMCHA” WILL SURELY GET THE BENEFIT.
WHEN THE QUESTION COMES OF PUBLIC SECTORS OR PRIVATE SECTORS, WITH CEOs, BOSSES, CHAIRMAN, HOW CAN WE OVERLOOK THE POST OF A “CHAMCHA” ? ----WITH EVERY MINUTE—SOMETIMES, EVEN BEFORE THE BOSS UTTERS ANY WORD---THE “CHAMCHA” HAD HIS LIPS FULL OF—YES SIR---“HAA HAA SIR JEE”—“AAP KA JAWAB NAHI”. THE REQUIREMENT OF BEING SYCOPHANTIC IS IMPLICIT, WHEN THE COMPANY PUBLISHES THEIR ELIGIBILITY AGAINST ANY VACCANT POST. THE BOSSES, CEOs, ENJOYS IT A LOT, NO DOUBT ABOUT IT. THEY LOVE TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO WILL LICK THEIR SHOES AND POLISH IT, WILL ACT AS A PURCHASED ‘YES” SLAVE, WILL DO SOME SHOPPING FOR HIS DEAR BOSS AND WILL EVEN CLEAN HIS BOSS’ CLOTHES, IF HE GETS THAT NOBLE CHANCE.
HOW CAN WE FORGET OUR GREAT POLITICIANS? THE MOST KISSED SINISTERS.(A NATION WIDE VIEW POINT ABOUT POLITICIANS). THEY TOO, HAVE THEIR HIRED OR GIFTED SYCOPHANTS WITH LONG TONGUES, WHICH HELP THEM TO LICK THE SHOES OF MULTIPLE LEADERS AT A TIME, WIDELY TERMED A “MULTI-LICKER TONGUE”. THEY BEG TO KISS THEIR LEADERS’ EVERY WORDS , THE LEADERS’ CHEST GETS WIDENED UP AND THE “CHAMCHA” DOES NO DELAY IN GETTING HIM WITH A “CHEST STRETCHABLE” VEST. THE CHAMCHA WORKS 24X7 ROUND THE CLOCK, BUT NOT SELFLESSLY. WHILE LICKING HIS LEADERS ALREADY SHINED SHOES, HE EXPRESSES HIS HIDDEN DESIRE OF GETTING PROMOTION. “IF NOT A MINISTER, PLEASE MAKE ME A STATE PRESIDENT OF YOUR PARTY-----OF ANY STATE----SIR JEE”. 
VERY SOON COURSES WILL BE OFFERED IN NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LEVEL UNIVERSITIES FOR POST GRADUATES IN “CHAMCHAGIRI”.WANT TO DO P.HD IN THAT ?, SLOWLY IT WILL BE OFFERED, BUT FOR THAT A JOINT ENTRANCE EXAM WILL BE CONDUCTED AT NATIONAL LEVEL. NAMED AS--AICJEE (ALL INDIA CHAMCHAGIRI JOINT ENTRANCE EXAM). AFTER THAT YOU CAN PROUDLY WRITE IN YOUR RESUME---“SPECIALISATION IN CHAMCHAGIRI”, WHICH WILL ASSURE YOU THE JOB. AFTER FEW PERIODS, WORLD’S CHAMCHA DAY WILL BE OBSERVED, INTERNATIONAL CHAMCHA AWARD WILL BE HONOURED TO MANY AND WE WILL MOURN ON THE DEMISE OF SOME WORLDS GREAT “CHAMCHA LAUREATES”.
~By Arghya Samaddar

GOOD MORNING.

AS I REMOVED THE CURTAINS, SHE FELL BRIGHT ON MY FACE,
SHE DO HER MONOTONOUS WORK, IRRESPECTIVE OF HUMAN RACE.
CLIMBING UP THE HILLS, SINKING DOWN THE SEAS, SHE SHINES,
SHE BINDS HUMANS WITH INNUMERABLE JOYS AND CRIES.
SHE IS YET TO BE RECOGNISED BY HUMAN EYES,
SHE SHINES, SHE SHINES, SHE SHINES.
SHE WATCHES US THE WHOLE DAY,
MAY IT BE BUSY WEEKDAY OR BORING SUNDAY.
SHE PEEPS IN NIGHT THROUGH SILVERY MOON’S EYES,
SHE RECORDS HISTORY IN HER GOLDEN LINES.
BUT, SHE IS YET TO BE RECOGNISED BY HUMAN EYES,
SHE SHINES, SHE SHINES, SHE SHINES.
LETS TRY TO RECOGNISE HER BY OUR BUSY EYES,
NO MATTER WE DO IT OR NOT, SHE SHINES, SHE SHINES, SHE SHINES.
~Arghya Samaddar (25/12/14)

TEACHER AND SCIENTIST

OUR SOCIETY CONSIST OF MANY PEOPLE, INDULGED IN DIFFERENT ACTIVITY. SOME ACTIVITIES, WE RANK THEM AS NOBLE ACTIVITIES, SOME ACTIVITIES WE TITLE THEM AS ADVENTUROUS, THRILLING, INNOVATIVE,DULL ETC. HOWEVER, EVERY JOB HAS IT’S OWN IDENTITY. BY THEIR JOB ONLY, A MAN’S IDENTITY IS BEING BUILT. ALL ACTIVITIES SOME WHERE OR THE OTHER, CONTRIBUTES TOWARDS SOCIETY. SOME CONTRIBUTES DIRECTLY AND SOME INDIRECTLY.UNTIL OUR KNOWLEDGE IS SHARED AMONG SOCIETY AND NOT USED FOR SOCIETY, THE KNOWLEDGE ACQUIRED BECOMES WORTHLESS. SO THERE IS A COMPLETE SIGNIFICANCE ON HOW WE SHOULD USE OUR KNOWLEDGE.
TEACHER AND SCIENTIST, THESE ARE TWO JOBS IN OUR SOCIETY WHICH IS GIVEN A HIGHER RANK. BUT, THE QUESTION IS WHICH ONE IS MORE IMPORTANT IN OUR SOCIETY ?
A TEACHER WHO IS A SCULPTURE OF YOUNG MINDS AND HELPS IN FORMATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL OR A SCIENTIST WHO WITH HIS INNOVATIVE WAYS HELPS THE SOCIETY TO SEE THE WORLD FROM A LOGICAL DIMENSION.
A TEACHER IS OF COURSE THE SCULPTURE OF MINDS. FROM THE LITTLE AGE A CHILD IS GUIDED BY A TEACHER. A TEACHER IS HE , WHO TEACHES WHAT IS WRONG AND WHAT IS RIGHT, WHO TEACHES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HONESTY AND DISHONESTY, WHO TEACHES NOT ONLY HOW TO TAKE BUT ALSO, HOW TO SERVE TO THE SOCIETY. A TEACHER MAKES MAN. EDUCATION IS A RELATED TERM WITH THE PROFESSION, TEACHER. EDUCATION IS WHAT THE TEACHER PREACHES. EDUCATION IS AS OLD AS THE HUMAN SPECIES ITSELF, IMPLYING THAT TEACHER EXIST FROM THE TIME THE HUMAN BEINGS EXIST. THE PATH OF LIFE IS TO BE WALKED ALONE, SOMEONE MAY WORK WITH YOU BUT NO ONE WILL WALK FOR YOU. THIS PATH OF LIFE IS REALLY VERY COMPLEX, BUT IT SEEMS EASY WHEN A TEACHER GUIDES YOU TO WALK DOWN THE PATH.THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TEACHER CAN’T BE DENIED.
A SCIENTIST’S FIELD IS, WHERE A PERSON SCRUTINIZE THE MATTERS MINUTELY, WORK ON IT, PERFORM A RESEARCH AND THEN BY THE HELP OF HIS INNOVATIVE IDEAS GIVES A NEW UNKNOWN DIMENSION TO THAT MATTER. BASICALLY, A SCIENTIST IS DESCRIBED AS A PERSON WHO DOES RESEARCH WORK AND INVENTS. WE CAN’T DENY THE IMPORTANCE OF SCIENTIST IN OUR SOCIETY. BECAUSE, THIS COMPUTER, INTERNET, ELECTRICITY, WHICH GAVE LIFE TO MANY INVENTIONS, ARE CREATION OF THIS INNOVATIVE MINDS WITHOUT WHICH WE FIND DIFFICULT TO SURVIVE. SCIENTIST DEVELOPS THE HEIGHT OF SOCIETY AND MAKES THE SOCIETY MORE CIVILIZED.SOCIETY LEARNS TO LIVE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLY FOR THIS SCIENTISTS. SO, NO DOUBT WE CAN UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT OF SCIENTIST IN OUR SOCIETY.
IF WE TRY TO CONTRADICT THIS TWO PROFESSIONS, TEACHER AND SCIENTIST, WE WILL NOTICE THE TEACHER PLAYS MOST IMPORTANT ROLE IN SOCIETY BUILDING.WITHOUT SCIENTIST ,MAY BE THERE WILL BE NO INVENTIONS , NO DISCOVERIES BUT, PEOPLE CAN LIVE WITHOUT THAT IF THEY TRY. AS , PREVIOUSLY THERE WAS NO ELECTRICITY BUT PEOPLE STAYED. BUT, JUST IMAGINE WITHOUT TEACHER THERE WILL BE NO ONE TO TELL THAT, THIS IS BAD OR THIS IS GOOD, SOCIETY WILL LOOSE THEIR ETHICAL SENSE AND WILL BECAME CRUEL. MOREOVER, IF YOU SEE, A MAKING OF SCIENTIST, YOU WILL GET TO SEE A ROLE OF A TEACHER. A TEACHER TEACHES HOW TO GIVE, AND A SCIENTIST GIVES TO THE SOCIETY. SO, A SCIENTIST’S, THAT PART PLAYED, IS ACTUALLY TAUGHT BY A TEACHER.AND THAT'S THE REASON, WHY TEACHING IS A NOBLE PROFESSION AND EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATING IS NOT,COMPARATIVELY. 
SCIENCE HAVE GOOD AND BAD AFFECTS. A SCIENTIST JUST INVENTS MACHINE, BUT A TEACHER TEACHES HOW TO USE THAT MACHINE POSITIVELY. FOR EXAMPLE, SCIENTIST INVENTED MOBILE PHONE, BUT THEY DIDN'T TAUGHT US HOW TO USE IT POSITIVELY .AFTER INVENTION THE NEXT STEP IS USE, WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ATTAIN WITHOUT CORRECT EDUCATION. A SCIENTIST’S INVENTION MAY BE USED TO BRING POSITIVE EFFECT IN THE SOCIETY OR NEGATIVE EFFECT BUT, THE TEACHER TEACHES ONLY TO PRACTICE THAT POSITIVE EFFECT. AND THAT’S HOW THE ETHICS OF SCIENTISTS ARE OVERRULED BY THE TEACHER.

WORLD WITHOUT OIL

MAHATMA GANDHI SAID “EARTH PROVIDES ENOUGH TO SATISFY EVERY MAN’S NEED, BUT NOT EVERY MAN’S GREED”. WE KNOWN THE PROBLEM OF LIMITED RESOURCE AND UNLIMITED WANTS OF OUR SOCIETY. AS DAY BY DAY PEOPLE ARE BECOMING MORE CIVILIZED, THEY ARE STARTING TO USE MORE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY WHICH WILL GIVE THEM MAXIMUM BENEFIT. BUT, BY DOING THIS KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY PEOPLE ARE EXPLOITING THE NATURAL RESOURCES, WHICH ARE LIMITED. AND CONSEQUENTLY THE NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES ARE NOW IN THE VERGE OF EXTENSION.AS PEOPLE ARE USING THE NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES IN A HUGE QUANTITY , IN COMING YEARS THERE WILL BE PROBLEM IN LOCATING THESE RESOURCES.SOME EXAMPLES OF NON-RENEWABLE RESOURCES ARE OIL,FOSSIL-FUELS,PETROLEUM , ETC.
IN THIS FAST RUNNING WORLD OIL IS THE MOST DEMAND-ABLE RESOURCE. OIL INCLUDES EDIBLE OIL AND INEDIBLE OIL, WHICH FURTHER INCLUDES PETROL, DIESEL,KEROSENE ETC.AMONG THESE PETROL, DIESEL ARE USED LARGELY IN VEHICLES. AS POPULATION IS INCREASING, AND THERE IS DEVELOPMENT OF PEOPLE’S LIVING STANDARD,THE DEMAND FOR VEHICLES ARE INCREASING. AND AS A RESULT PETROL OR DIESEL ARE GOING TOWARDS THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION, AND IT IS ALSO RESULTING IN HIKE IN PRICE OF PETROL AND DIESEL.
JUST IMAGINE WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE WORLD IS WITHOUT OIL?, ALL THE DRIVING,RIDING ACTIVITIES WILL STOP. AT LEAST SOMEONE WILL BE HAPPY, THE ENVIRONMENT. THERE WILL BE NO POLLUTION AND THE EARTH WILL FEEL RELIEF.THE LIFE WILL BECOME JUST LIKE THE PREVIOUS LIFE, WHEN MAN DIDN’T DISCOVER OIL.MANY OPPORTUNITIES WILL BE SEIZED.BUT, THEN ALSO THE LIFE CAN BE SAME IF ANY SUBSTITUTE OF OIL IS INVENTED. IF THE VEHICLES ARE SWITCHED FROM PETROL OR DIESEL TO ANY THING ELSE, LIKE GAS,LIKE CNG OR LPG.WORLD WITHOUT OIL, THE WORLD WILL BE TOO HAPPY, AS THERE WILL BE NO POLLUTION , THERE WILL BE NO HARMFUL OIL CARRYING VESSELS ON THE SEA , POLLUTING SEA WATER AND SO ON. THE TROUBLE-R WILL BE THE PEOPLE. AND IF THE USE OF OIL CONTINUES AS IT IS CONTINUING, AFTER 10-20 YEARS THE OIL WILL BE EXTINCT FROM THE EARTH.AND THEN THE REAL PROBLEM FOR THE PEOPLE WILL ARISE, UNTIL THEY CAN FIND A PERFECT SUBSTITUTE OF OIL. SO, IT IS THE TIME FOR THE PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANT OF THESE RESOURCES AND ACT TO CONSERVE THEM.

Concept of PARENT’S EDUCATION ; India

When the country is busy in trying to bring positive changes, especially in the social ideology of people, there is something we are missing out. That is “CHILD LEARNS WHAT THEY LIVE”-today we can see many crimes which uproot humanity, people’s peace, lacs of homes. Research says that behind 95% of heinous crimes, at least a man is involved.
Thanks to ‪#‎satyamevajayate‬ for raising this point. I want to expand it a bit. Parents says----- “don’t cry like a girl”, sense of gender biasness. When daughter is caring, “my daughter is my son”, to a son when he has fought in school, “u have beat him or got beatings? Go and beat ; be a man” . So these are the parents. They from the very beginning train the child to be violent, aggressive and gender discrimination is also evident. These results in crimes like rapes, dowry, ragging, eve-teasing etc. Parents are not supposed to teach them to be a girl or a boy but, they need to teach them to be a human first. And here comes the significance of PARENT’S EDUCATION.
PARENT’S EDUCATION has become a need for the hour in India. Here parents will be taught, how to develop child’s mind, what to do, how to do, what impact will arise from your actions and so on. They will be taught how to build this human resource in such a way, so that they can support the nation. And yes, the criminals, the terrorists, the cheat fund CEOs, the corrupt politicians are also someone’s child. So is it wrong to think, that implementing PARENT’S EDUCATION will reduce crimes, terrorism, corruption in a society?? When will India move forward in implementing compulsory PARENT’S EDUCATION??

MY EXPERIENCE WITH INDIA’S EDUCATION SYSTEM; TILL NOW.

Education is the life blood of any country’s economy. Similarly, India’s economy needs education to develop. Mind it, I am talking about education, not literacy. Education is not acquiring degrees, jobs, status, money etc. Rather, education is learning in such a way, so that a person is able to innovate, modify, and recreate a existing substance , better than it’s original form. Along with that education should include , learning the difference about good and bad and to choose what. 
According to me, the drawbacks of India’s education system is , lack of these significant outputs which education provides. In India, people feel more proud to say about their qualifications than their ability and skills they possess. This has certain root causes.
There are various boards such as, CBSE, ICSE, ISC, STATE BOARDS etc. , their main objectives, in pen and paper ,is to develop students ideologies but, it doesn’t happen. Lets talk about CBSE (as I am more familiar with) , when there is a opening of pvt. Schools they long to get the affiliation, without caring about standards. They aim to increase number of students by hook or crook, as that can help them to get the affiliation. While doing this what happens is, they don’t expel or suspend any students, as they are focused on the number. Discipline goes down, along with teaching.However, exceptions may be there.
After getting affiliation they change their focus, now it’s earning or increasing profits. Now they face certain pressure from board, specially for classes 10 and 12. Don’t worry , for that also there are many loopholes. 
Let us discuss about one to make it clearer. CBSE has made efforts to increase sports performance in India. How?? , they have included Physical education as an optional subject in many schools. The irony is, the subject is included not to increase sports performance in India but, it is a way to make all students pass and get good marks. Many tells, it is a scoring subject, is it an insult to that subject or a praise ?? Then come to project, project is another way to make students pass out. No such implementation of projects are done. As like, when there is project on economics, students are told to do a survey, they present their fake survey. Nothing is learned from that project and it’s designed not for learning anything but for scoring.
Another dark side which I got to know few days before. In H.S externals (outside teachers) comes to check the board project files and to take oral exams of the students. According to CBSE external are supposed to check the project files, take orals, and a 12 marks written test (if there) and give marks . But, what happens is exactly the opposite. External comes but, they don’t give marks, the marks are given by the school teacher with full biasness. This process helps the students to get min. 10-15 % marks (which is included in board papers). And also it helps them to pass easily. This is not inspected by CBSE. All aims to pass, pass and pass. And this results in catastrophic destruction of the economy. This continues in bachelors. Masters and probably in job sectors.
Corruption takes birth in education sector, and shows it’s impact in job sector. -----------------------------BOARDS ARE LESS BOTHERED. EDUCATION IS NOT THERE. INDIA’S EDUCATION IS NO WHERE AMONG THE WORLD'S TOP EDUCATION PROVIDING COUNTRIES. HOW WILL EDUCATION TOURISM FLOURISH ? WHY WILL THE INDIANS NOT GO OUTSIDE TO ACQUIRE EDUCATION ? TELL ME !