Friday, December 28, 2012

Can We Please Hope For A Better 2013 ?

2012 is almost at its end, a new year awaits and generally people are happy about the new year it brings so many new hopes and happiness but somehow due to the state of women in this country I feel scared about the coming year. Even though there are so many protests and revolutions happening against the Delhi Gang Rape Case, there are still new rape cases coming happening everyday. Trust me for the last couple of days I dread putting on the news channels because I know there has to be atleast one Rape case. What gives these people guts to pull of something like this when they know that youth are finally understanding their duties and are protesting against it. Have we proven our law and judiciary system so week that even these people don’t care about what is happening are freely committing such crimes?
My mother always considered Mumbai a very safe city and she always gave me the independence which a growing up girl needs, but these days if I get late to come home from college she starts bombarding me with her phone calls. That is how insecure parents have got, I don’t blame them ofcourse. Why can’t women just feel safe with the people around them, why can’t men just decide that they will not let anything happen to the women who are around them, isn’t this some kind of a moral responsibility? Anyway, I just hope things get better in the coming year. With more strict law and punishments, people getting aware about good and bad and a safer society for women.

PS – I came across this picture on facebook just thought of sharing it here, it might help someone.


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas - ing.. :D

So this year, On Christmas eve we all went to Mount Mary, Bandra. What an amazing experience… the streets were filled with lights and lanterns and the roads were jam packed with cars and bikes going to Mount Mary. I had never been to Mount Mary on Christmas eve before and I was taken by a total surprise by the festive spirit there. So here are some pictures that I would like to share with you J

Monday, December 24, 2012

Desh Ubal Raha Hai.

Remember the Tata Tea Ad? Where the husband is complaining of how the country is going down the drains when the wife explains him that the country is boiling now, you add tea sugar and milk and you’ll get an excellent result. I can’t help comparing the same with what is happening in the country capital. With what started on Sunday morning I thought it was just another protest march, people will assemble – protest – go home and carry on with their life. But when the protest turned into a violence and actually demanding an answer from the government did I feel happy thinking that something is finally happening to the country. Are we getting inspired by what is happening in Syria, Cairo and other countries? I hope yes!
During all election rallies, all these political parties promises to look after their people and their problems. But where are all these people now? When a mob is waiting for them outside their own house, these politicians make no assurances, instead they order lathicharge and tear gas on them so as to curb their protest… definitely not what we can call Democracy.  
It is our people who do such disgracing act and it is we who can change it, I recently had a chat with a friend,
Me – I hope I come back from Gujarat on time tomorrow, there is a candle light march at Gateway of India.
Friend  – I don’t understand how these march are going to help anyone or anything.
Me – so are you saying that we should do anything but just sit home what the crime happening on news and crib about it?
Friend  – no..but how is this helping?
Me – so tomorrow if I get raped, you as my friend  will do nothing to help me? Just sit home and crib about it? Chuck it lets not talk about it.
I pray for the girl to make a quick and healthy recovery and for all the devils who could so something like this to the poor girl a harsh punishment so that no one can ever do the same again. It only when we youth join hands and decide that we wont allow anything like this happening to any girl would we finally be able to protect the girls in our society.

PS – completely off topic, but something I am very thankful of. I generally travel late night for work reasons and for a long time now I wanted to buy pepper spray. So I was really very happy when my boyfriends brother bought two  pepper sprays 1 for me and 1 for his girlfriend. Well this also shows that guys these days are becoming more aware of the safety of the girls they are in touch with.  I feel more confident and less worried when travelling alone. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Stop This Shame !!!

Past couple of days I have been dreading to open a newspaper, almost every other news is about someone getting raped, or murdered or murdered due to mistaken identity. I have always thought of Mumbai as a very safe city, and till now it has given me enough reasons to believe so. But now I am so not sure if this can be said about Mumbai anymore. With everything that is happening in Delhi, with a girl getting raped everyday and trust me there is nothing in this world that can ever justify this.
What makes me more angry is the people in India, majority of the people would just read the news, talk about it during lunch breaks, crib how bad the country is and that some change needs to be done, go home update their facebook status and then just forget about it. Why have we become so insensitive suddenly? Had this happened in US or some other developed country a revolt would have already started. This is where we lack, we forget about it in a day and move on in our life. Our judiciary is so slow that the criminals are also sure that no matter what they do they wont be in serious trouble, they will either be out in a jiffy on bails or the court procedures will take years to reach a decision, and this gives them the guts to actually pull of such thing.
What more saddens me is that, some of our media tries to pull TRP’s even on such a sensitive topic. Instead of trying to do something for the victim or to pressurize the government to take proper actions against the criminals, all they do is make some shaddy dramatization of the real event and scare off the audience. Whereas the real job of media is to inform and educate people and also make them realize their responsibilities towards such things.
Being a girl, I have started doubting almost all the strangers. Somewhere down the line there are many issues attached to this which leads to these rape cases, but that again is a different topic altogether.
Also I appreciate Sushma Swaraj for speaking up and demanding that the criminals get a death penalty, something like this is really needed so that people knows that something like this wont be excused. I would really be happy if this thing actually is taken into action and the rapist are hanged till death.