THE CRY

THE CRY

He held her head,

The one he kissed when she first glanced at him.

He held her hand,

The one he held when she took her first step with a sweet grin.

He held her body,

The one that now lay still covered in blood.

He held her for the last time,

Is that what she deserved?

He led her to bed,

To lay peacefully with the dead.

He led her to her grave,

To send her back from where she came.

He led her to her mother,

Who was already there before her.

He led her to their family,

The one he lost in this war against humanity.

He had bid goodbye,

To his beloved wife,

He had bid goodbye,

To his parents (under the rubble)who he couldn’t  find,

Ha had bid goodbye,

To many other innocent lives,

He now bid goodbye,

To his five year old with a loud cry,

“Allow me to be yet another victim of an air strike

because I too, soon wish to die.”

                                        -DelzinV. Dastoor

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PRAY FOR SYRIA . PRAY FOR THE WORLD

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THE THEORY AND THE ANTI THEORY

THE BIG BAN THEORY

Yes, India is a developing country ever since I’ve known and why won’t it be, while the others are busy being over developed, we are thinking like cave men. The reason for this is ‘THE BIG BAN THEORY’ discovered by the Indian government. So let’s look at how this trend of BAN works:

 BAN THEORY 1 : MAGGI

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To start with it was a simple ban on Maggi, the issue being excess led content. This was a health concern thus supported by the citizens of a democratic country    .

BAN THEORY 2: BEEF

A woman worships a cow as Indian Hindus offer prayers to the River Ganges, holy to them during the Ganga Dussehra festival in Allahabad, India, Sunday, June 8, 2014. Allahabad on the confluence of rivers the Ganges and the Yamuna is one of Hinduism’s holiest centers. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Soon the BAN fever took over beef, and this because of reasons unfathomable. Thus, giving rise to THE BAN (D) WAGON EFFECT in a so called democratic and secular country with no dominant religious parties.

BAN THEORY 3: OBSCENITY

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One ban after another and there’s no stopping to the ban(d)wagon effect, be it porn, public display of affection, AIB roast, or whatever they think isn’t appropriate. To be developed we cannot have sex or release sexual desires in isolation or laugh at a few celebrities who are ready to get mocked publicly. Though the scientific reasons behind releasing sexual tension in isolation or with consent are healthy ones and as far as laughter is concerned it’s a known universal fact that it’s the best medicine. Emphasizing a ban on this makes it sound more dirty and obscene than it actually is. Development: India is doing it right or so they think.

BAN THEORY 4: GMAIL IN GOVERNMENT OFFICES

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Hell yeah, now that is the reason why we shall never develop. Just because a few people are technologically challenged in the technically advanced world we ban the most necessary tools with reasons like it’s a foreign domain and all that crap. So why isn’t there yet any national tool for the same which is easy and convenient to use and above all functions well FOREVER without crashing. Just an opinion let this be only within the four walls of your own offices.

ANTI – BAN THEORY: BANS OVERLOOKED BUT DEFINITELY NEEDED

 The following are the anti-bans, wonder when will there be a ban on:

ANTI-BAN THEORY 1:  EXCESS UNNECESSARY TAXES:

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Everything has an increased monetary value (except our earnings) due to unnecessary payment in the holy name of TAX. Thus increasing poverty and hindering the development of our country.

ANTI-BAN THEORY 2: LITTERING, PEEING AND SPITTING IN PUBLIC:

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If Maggi is banned for health reasons then  take a look at this one, isn’t this the smell of India.

ANTI-BAN THEORY 3: IN THE NAME OF RELIGION:

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Just something to reflect upon, India is a secular country with no dominant religion. Cow is holy but chicken is not so let’s eat everything except cow. And if the reason is animal rights then please pick up a grade 5 text book and study the food chain in detail. BTW food chain is natural made by GOD, that’s how the world is supposed to function.

ANTI-BAN THEORY 4: POLITICIANS TRAVELLING ABROAD (to build so called foreign relations):

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If we are building foreign relations then why are we busy banning foreign tools and development strategies? Thorough reflection and action required on this one.

Dear BAN LEADERS,

All the ANTI BANS are causing trouble to the common man, rather than those included in the BIG BAN. None of this reflects that India is a SovereignSocialistSecularDemocratic or a Republic country. Please revise the theory.

Countries have developed to an extent where even LGBT rights have been approved, this makes me happy but yet sad that my country is still in a sorry state. Yes, we wish to be free with our sexuality, we watch porn but are pure at heart, we display affection in public and there’s nothing wrong with that. If you can’t take the appropriate action then do not take any action. Ban this trend of imposing BANs and look into the various other things that you have been appointed for.

Create a BIG BANG that the world will remember us for as opposed to THE BIG BAN that makes the world laugh upon us.

THE FAULT OF BEING A WOMAN

“It’s not what we wear, it’s how you stare. It’s not morality, it’s your pathetic mentality”

I gave this thought a thought and happened to reflect on a very tiny and senseless argument I had with my sweetheart a few days back. Since the weather in Mumbai is as good as a hot spell, I personally prefer wearing clothes that are not too clingy. I don’t know why, but I thought of seeking permission from my sweetheart regarding the shorts that I wished to wear that evening. And his instant reply was, “NO”. His denial offended me, I threw a very pugnacious conversation at him. Eventually I ended up wearing my denims along with a casual t-shirt. While on the signal I noticed a pair of lewd eyes staring at me, I felt uncomfortable for a few seconds till we were signaled green. Within a few minutes while we parked our bike, I spotted another bunch of men gawking at a group of young girls passing by.I could now fathom out the reasons of my darling’s concern regarding my clothing. Yes, he wanted me to be safe, he couldn’t have other men staring at me with lust. He was absolutely justified for the denial he put forth earlier.

I wasn’t wearing anything that was provoking, nor were those girls dressed inappropriately. This is something we face everyday and have now become accustomed to it. So conditioned that the moment someone teases us,  we walk past quickly, with the fear of becoming their object of pleasure. No women dares to argue with these inglorious bastards, those who tried to, faced ill fate. This reminds me of a very recent rape survivor who finally gave up “Sister Aruna Shanbaug”. Her only fault was that she hurt a male ego unknowingly. As always justice was far away from reality, instead she had to suffer for 42 years of her life.

Whose fault was it? Maybe her clothes, afterall nurses dress provocatively…. Or wait, it could be her words, she had the audacity to argue with a MAN. But definitely not the rapist’s fault, he was helpless, he had to engage himself in the act because she provoked him.

The fault was that she was a WOMAN.

We are all well aware about the case of NIRBHAYA. She was dressed in an Indian attire, what was her fault? She didn’t even argue, she didn’t hurt any ego, instead pleaded to let her go. But they were brutal. Again, the  fault was that she was a WOMAN. This was soon followed by the rape of a young photographer in Mumbai. Whose fault was it once again? Her fault. She is a WOMAN , that’s her biggest fault. It could be her clothes, her words, her gestures anything, because SHE provoked HIM.

If that’s the case then what was a five year old’s fault. What did she do to provoke him? Played with her toys, trusted him, because children always see the good in everyone. Was that her fault?

A girl is always questioned about her whereabouts? But a boy is never asked the same question. Women have been objectified for years, it’s time the society stopped that now. We have our own dignity and the need for respect. A woman’s clothes, behavior, mannerisms, gestures, words, are not the causes for rape but are all excuses used by men to rape.

 Instead of asking women to change their clothes and lifestyle why don’t you ask the men to change their mentality. Let’s give this a shot because it doesn’t seem to work the other way round.

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