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Why spend money on toys? Save it to buy a gun for your little girl

19 Dec

Indian woman defense - image: www.theurbanpolitico.comTime has come now for the parents in India, especially the ones who are proud parents of their little angels to pull up their socks and start saving money for buying a Gun. Open a savings account, do a fixed deposit, a recurring deposit or whatever it takes to start contributing towards the Gun fund for protecting your little girl from brutal hands of sexual maniacs in the Indian society. Cut down on your visits to Burger joints, Pizza houses, Malls etc. and pledge some money on a monthly basis to buy a Gun for your little daughter who at some point in her life will surely face some kind of hostile brutality from the crack pots of Indian society. We know the laws to keep a gun in India are very stringent, but the fact that you are parent of a little girl should be good enough to allow you keep a gun for the safety of your family.

Let’s be very frank, is India going to change? Are Indian laws going to change? Will the crime like rape ever result in death penalty? In 2005 a 28 year Pratibha Srikantha Murthy in Bangalore was raped and murdered by a taxi driver, not before October 6, 2010 our great Indian Judicial system was able to prove the driver guilty and gave a life sentence. The trial went on in the courts for four-and-a-half years. It began in a session court in Bangalore and was shifted to a fast track court in December 2009. A total of 71 witnesses and 218 exhibits were examined in the case. For Prathibha’s mother, Gowramma, verdict has been disappointing and the next recourse will be sought before the high court where both the state as well as the family of the deceased will seek to enhance the punishment to a death sentence. Doesn’t this incident proves how weak our Indian judicial systems are and how unprotected women are in the Indian society. It’s a shame that it takes so long to bring justice to a common man. In a clear cut incident it took more than four years to deliver the verdict, just imagine how many such cases, small in magnitude must be floating around the court rooms waiting for justice. Many of such small time offenders must be freely waking on the streets of India making mockery of our judicial system.

After so much of development and India being projected as the developing country, the question we need to answer is are we really developing? Do we define development as opening of thousands of American burger joints and pizza corners across the country? Are we progressing in terms of child education, poverty reduction, women equality etc.? The fact of the matter is that our Indian Government doesn’t take incidents like rape too seriously otherwise proper laws would already have been in place. When it came to cable TV digitization government was, every hour telecasting two minutes advertisements all across the country asking everyone to upgrade their TV network, can’t we have ad-clips running all over India explaining the rape crime and its severe consequences? Just go around any city in India, all the hoardings and billboards are filled with ads trying to sell us something, can’t government of India display few billboards around the city explaining about eve teasing, rape and its consequences.

The shameful rape case of Delhi is just another incident for the Indian government which will be forgotten in another few weeks and then it will be business as usual, again they will be back fighting on petty issues which matters nothing to the common people.  Women in this country are really unsafe and we don’t see any good reason why they will be safe in future. On one hand we donate millions of rupees in the name of female goddess like Lakshmi, Sarasvati, Parvati etc. and while in our daily life we look up women as a weaker class and not ready to make laws to protect them. Time has come that we Indians should think about protecting our kids and women ourselves rather than depending on the government and Indian law who have just been mere spectators in all these shameful incidents.

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Aishwarya Rai – Do celebrities always need to stay fit?

4 Dec

Aishwarya Rai is one celebrity who has probably received harshest flak from the media for her post-pregnancy weight gain. Is it really human to criticize someone who is going through the natural process of a human cycle? Why media forgets that Aishwarya is also a woman who is has turned a mother and is probably feeding her baby day in and day out just like any other woman in the world.

It’s really good to see that Aishwarya didn’t listen to the crazy media persons criticizing her and comparing her to some other celebrities like Celina Jaitley who gave birth to twins in the month of March in 2012 and was spotted recently in bikinis. Without a doubt Aishwarya is enjoying her motherhood and good to see that she is not listening to the critics who probably seem to be more concerned about her figure than her personal happiness.

Loosing those extra flab is really not a big deal for celebrities like Aishwarya, her presence at the Cannes this year has definitely silenced her critics with her new glamorous look. She looks pretty in a new jewellery advertisement and seems to be on the right track towards regaining her post-pregnancy fitness.

Hats off to Aishwarya for handling her personal life so well and not letting critics come in her way to motherhood unlike some other actresses who move to strict diet regime immediately from day one.

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Aishwarya Rai – Miss World 1994

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Aam Aadmi Party – Common man is the only hope

26 Nov

Indian Election Challenge for AAP

How many of Aam Aadmi(Common Man) in India has an aspiration to become politician? Answer would be zero. In India the common man never goes anywhere near to politics, the people with deep pockets can only think of becoming a politician. The first step to become a politician is to get a national political party ticket. The biggies of the Indian society donate a huge amount of money to get the party ticket after which they have to shed another huge amount for fighting the election. Here is Kejriwal, a common man who is trying to fight it out for Indians against the existing rich and powerful political parties of India. The money will be the only big hurdle in the success of Aam Aadmi Party(AAP). The political parties look at the elections as an investment in expectation of splendid returns over the next five years. It’s a well-known fact that elections in India are won only and only by money and power, votes of aam admi are bought, commodities like TV and fridge are distributed in return of votes.  In 2009 a report suggested that India spent ten thousand crore rupees or USD 2 billion in 2009 General Elections. How will AAP succeed without money?

The big corporates of India donate funds to the political parties in return of favourable policies and tax laws to suit their businesses. Kejriwal has already upset some of the top big corporates who in no way are going to support his party financially, as a domino effect many other business icons will surely restrict themselves from funding AAP. Kejriwal ideology won’t accept money from the rich gundas and goons of Indian society who are known for backing the Indian political parties financially. So who is left for funding? Yes the common men like us are the only hope for AAP. With Anna Hazare playing a double game and backing out of Kejriwals’ decision of political party at the last moment, there will be many Anna Hazare’s common man who will surely back out from donating generously to AAP.

AAP has a tough road ahead, but nothing is impossible. The AAP as such looks very good and promising. Arvind Kejriwal is implementing fresh ideas to rebuild India and make us corruption free, but the fact is that Aam Admin Party really needs to get all the aam aadmi of India on the same page and together which will be a daunting task. The big national parties like Congress and BJP know they have what it takes to win elections in India and Kejriwal doesn’t stand a chance to challenge them, that’s the reason they are openly bashing AAP. Now it’s totally up to us, the divided aam admin to come together as one unit and support AAP to an extent that it survives and win elections.
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Diwali 2012 in India – Interesting facts

13 Nov

Diwali 2012 - GreetingAs per a survey undertaken by Assocham-Social Development Foundation (ASDF) in the major cities like Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabd, Pune, Chandigarh etc, it was found that demand of Diwali cards have gone down by over 70% in the last 5 years. Earlier, the postal department used to handle about 8,000 post cards and greeting cards per day during Diwali but now the numbers have come down to about 500 cards per day. Only those having near and dear ones abroad are sending greeting cards. Also the corporate sectors and politicians prefer greeting cards to wish others these days.

Diwali spending of India Inc. has also taken a hit. A survey conducted by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India(ASSOCHAM) has revealed that spending on Diwali has witnessed a fall in 2012. Survey findings pointed at the trend wherein one in every three corporate has decided to let go of Diwali gift exchanging ritual this year. In 2009, India Inc. spent 2000 crores on Diwali with the spending seeing an increase in 2010 to 3200 crores. However in 2011 this spending saw a downfall of 11 percent and this year it has been cut by almost 50 percent, coming out to be roughly at 1450 crores.

According to a report by e-commerce platform for small businesses, Alibaba.com, searches for fireworks and firecrackers saw the biggest decline at 32 per cent. The Alibaba.com report added that during the festive season India has emerged as the second largest supplier market after China and fifth largest buyer market worldwide for Diwali related products.The US is the top buyer market for Indian suppliers constituting 23 per cent of inquiries. Indian manufacturers also supply locally with the country being the second biggest buyer market with 17 per cent, followed by the UK at 8 per cent of inquiries

Diwali 2012 shopping market is lead by automakers who have launched nearly 20 new cars this year. Cars, luxury jewellery, watches, tablets, iPads, iPhones even Microsoft’s Windows 8, retailers are trying new product launches to attract consumers this year.

State Bank of India, the country’s largest commercial bank, has cut its processing fee on home and auto loans by half, for loans borrowed between mid-October to the end of the year.

According to the ASSOCHAM survey, demand for chocolates is steadily increasing in the range of 45% majority in cities like Ahemdabad, Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Cochin, etc. as the corporates and others are using it as a Gifts instead of traditional sweets.

With increase in petrol price and other household commodities by Indian government,  the rush of discounts and offers still may not be enough to get consumers opening their wallets. Does anyone really cares about India celebrates Diwali or not?

One in three Indians is overweight

2 Nov

Fat Indians - Aishwarya RaiA recent survey reveals that India is losing the battle against the obesity with one in three citizens exceeding their normal weight. Most of these overweight people come from Tier-II cities like Kochi, Ludhiana and Nagpur rather than the metros as believed earlier. Here is the percentage of obese people in 11 cities of India being surveyed:

Delhi: 32%, Ludhiana: 41%, Kolkata: 41%, Jaipur: 30%, Mumbai: 27%, Ahmedabad: 42%, Nagpur33%, Chennai: 38%, Hyderabad: 30%, Bangalore: 43%, Kochi: 46 %

Also 23% of the people classified as healthy individuals were on the verge of turning overweight. That is their body mass index (BMI) would soon tip over the healthy count of 22.9.

53% of fat Indins had atlest one of these coexisting conditions:
- Hypertension
- Cardiovascular/heart disease
- Sleep apnea
- Acidity/heartburn

Here are some starling facts which proves that Indians are not concerned about the increase in bulge:

- 63% in North India and 38% in West India didn’t think they needed to lose weight
- Only 25% of the respondents had even tried dieting
- 88% believe that obesity is caused due to overeating and don’t think exercise plays.
- 80% obese are likely to suffer from hypertension, diabetes, heart ailments or acidity
Endocrinologist Dr Shashank Joshi, the president of the Research Society for the Study of Diabetes in India, said India’s transition economy was the main reason for obesity. “There is better awareness and, hence, better diagnosis of both obesity and diabetes.” Yet, he believed India was still too malnourished a country to have many morbidly obese people.

Experts believes that the obesity burden in the next five years would increase in such a manner that 5 out of 10 urban Indians and 2 out of 10 rural Indians would be overweight or obese.