Monday, August 21, 2006

Prey on a hunt!

It has much to do with our society at large. Questions and introspection have been over and over again made no sooner we get another minor being raped. The girl who was the victim of a police constable Sunil more is in a state of coma. What happened on that night would be frail to assume what is transpired for the girlýs future. Shamefully, India accounts as one of the leading country for rapes per year. Does it ring an alarming bell that our girls and women are unsafe? If it does also, the shameful incident by a cop does raise fingers to our law. If the law protectors become law- breakers, then whom are we to commute our worries?

Ha, itýs all because the girls wear indecent dresses, says my fellow friend. As software professional he finds his colleagues wearing outrageous dresses and are blind to the comments made by people. They believe being democratic citizens of a republic they have every right to wear and do anything. Well, honestly speaking this carefree attitude does let you fall in mud slinging sometimes.

But, are not Indian women being subjected to humiliation every night? Ask my fellow lawyer friend in Bangalore
And he points out an interesting link. He says most of the women filing divorce cases points out to them they have been forced to have sex during the marital period, and then to know the guy as your husband is a disgusting thing. Our constitution has clearly stated that any sort of force being thursted during sex is termed as Rape. Almost 1 out of 10 housewives have complained that their husbands have raped them. How do you explain this now?

To me media is partly responsible for the crime on women in cities of India. Just the other day, I switched on the television and happened to see a female model for a gutkha advertisement; how on earth do you explain that? Itýs one of the areas where everyone need to focus; every girl wants to wear the best outfits in town, but does it crosses the moral of obscenity is the all important question?

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Myths and Mis-conceptions

'Green City', 'Refresh Bangalore', 'IT Education'- what's common to them? Interestingly, these so called adjective wonders are very much in the front page of our Daily Newspapers today. I usually travel in company bus and carry along TOI. It's a sheer enjoyment to read an early morning newspaper-fresh, vigorant, new ideas, sports and above all job advertisements. If this do not appeal, than hop along a ride with me towards Hosur Road and you might have some beautiful things to say about a newspaper. In this piece of blog, I've tried to analyze as what are the things that make Bangalore Greener and how are the newspapers serving this need.

I guess the so called 'bureaucrats' of Bangalore had a meeting with citizens the other day. Sparkling ideas, suggestions and promises (mainly by the honourable CM)decorated the podium. Suggestions to improvise the education sector in Bangalore with umpteenth number of schools imparting English eductaion was made. The CM made a promise that almost 100 schools were going to be opened in Bangalore providing english education.

Next came the hygene factor, with someone making the assumption that Bangalore should be litter-free; ah! some people heard liquor-free! Parks and public galleries are to be maintained with proper dustbins and no sanitary hassles. So much said, yet the people lack basic habit of dumping their waste in a dustbin. Lalbagh Botancial Gardens have lost its historical significance and has become the den of Romeo-n-Juliet. No harm in that but chances of it turning into a vulgar zone, as seen in the recent past is there.

Road usage comes to picture next. The Government is planning to have a toll-fee taken on vehicles for certain roads. It is believed that the traffic congensation would be diminished considerably if this act comes to force. We will wait and see!