The Recurring Attacks of The Infamous “Thak Thak Gang”

Thak – Thak is the sound made when someone knocks on the windowpane of your shiny car. A reasonable and a prudent person would be alerted and would humbly pull down the window to ask what is the matter. Little does the driver know that he has just been a victim of The “ THAK THAK GANG”. Within an instant, another knock is heard on the rear door of your car, the men accuse the driver of negligent driving; the […]

किसी की सफलता , किसी की सजा…!!

उस दिन मैं दोपहर के भोजन के दौरान टेलीविजन पर चैनल सर्च कर रहा था। अचानक सिर पर हथौड़ा मारने की तरह एक एंकर ने कहा- देखिए … मुंबई का छोरा – कैसे बना क्रिकेट का भगवान। फलां कैसे पहुंचा जमीन से आसमान पर। और वह उम्दा खिलाड़ी कैसे बन गया खलनायक। माजरा  समझते देर नहीं लगी  कि तीन दिग्गज खिलाड़ियों पर बनने जा रही फिल्म की चर्चा हो रही है। जिसमें एक का  मामला तो साफ था। क्योंकि वह […]

“Treated like Animals” – Could be a good thought!!

“THE GREATNESS OF A NATION AND ITS MORAL PROGRESS CAN BE JUDGED BY THE WAY ITS ANIMALS ARE TREATED.”- MAHATMA GANDHI Highest intellect is perhaps that seems to make us human superior to other animals. Perhaps , we are the only animals who ill-treat and kill them for our pleasure. They are not our blood relation. No, neither distant  cousin or relatives. They don’t speak or convey the way we do. Who are they? Why should we care? They are […]

Education is her Right

I measure the progress of a community by the degree of progress that women have achieved– B.R Ambedkar. Amidst  all the propagation of messages ,Slogans, widespread number of documentaries on Women Empowerment on social media, issue of being a feminist and huge media coverage of  eminent Social Activists, Politicians and Celebrities coming forth to discuss  and work for better society, stressing on the important role of women in over all socio-economic development of our country, contributing to change of mind […]

DEFYING ALL ODDS

Where you focus your energy determines where you will go. If you focus on the setbacks and challenges it brought you, you can’t move forward. Courage and determination has proved that no one can stop you from achieving what is meant for you, all it requires is just the morality, hard-work and perseverance. Growing up with scoliosis; a medical condition causing uneven musculature on one side of the spine and topping UPSC civil service exam which is country’s most prestigious […]

THE INHUMANE SOCIETY

It has been rightly said by our Father of Nation “The greatness of a nation is judged by the way it treats its animals”. Shaktiman is a horse that no one in India had heard of until she was brutally assaulted with sticks in a protest rally. The uproar over Shaktiman’s issue will die down soon and we will forget and move on. We need to realize that tweeting: Yes, We Care About Shaktiman, The Poor Horse. That’s Not Enough. […]

Intolerance – Let’s talk it again!

How remarkable is the Indian culture! All admirations for their impeccable unity, their religiosity to follow the herd in any discussion and nodding in perfect unison beating even the up sync parade of 26th’January. What unabashed duplicity to praise movies like PK and at the same time to differentiate and marginalize ‘the other’ on the basis of caste and creed. A round of applause for the fanatics who use their freedom of speech to redeem their cause. This is my […]

I am not a feminist anymore….

A stale debate! I am a female and I am not a feminist “There is really no such thing as the ‘voiceless’. There are only the deliberately silenced or the preferably unheard” claims Arundhati Roy. The discourse around the F-word has lost its essence off late. Basing my argument around the notion of Free-Will it is apparent that the reach whether of a man or a woman is/can be curtailed if he/she desires. In majority cases where a girl is […]

Years of struggle after Diwali…..

       A plea for deglamourization     The flamboyance on 11th’nov’2015 was no less than any year as the enthusiastic people came out in full spirits all over again to show their machismo through their costliest fireworks and reveling their prestige in the smoky atmosphere. For most people lighting of firecrackers is the highlight of Diwali. Brighter the sparkles, louder the noise the greater the thrill!! In fact to many of us, these aesthetic forms of light seem so appropriate and most essential […]

TRAFFICK-ILLED

Road rage can be classified as a mental illness or a combination of emotional responses culminating in a pattern of behavior. This collapse of the composedness of minds is due to the crisis of a sense of community in our society and disintegration of shared values. In the metros where every person is in a quest to discover the horizon yet all this boils down to zero as soon as someone hits their vehicle. Exiting the car to attempt to […]