Being a feminist is a double edge sword and it ranges from being a conservative to a liberal one. I find myself somewhere in the middle of the two extremes. Every single instance of molestation is disheartening and mocking at our sensibility and intellect. The recent instances of women being molested will continue to recur until there is a contrast in our beliefs and our thoughts. We Indian families have a policy of silence on the major issues be it sex education or any sensitive issue for that matter. Since It is very easy to form an impression about the opposite sex (females) in era of Internet with plenty sleazy and demeaning songs. Unless and until the women themselves take the baton in their hands and shape the young minds and hearts in their houses with fearless conversations and strong point of view, there will be humiliation. Women are rebels and they have proved that consistently by being a tenacious homemaker to an ambitious career women and juggling the roles every single day. Look at your mother, sisters, daughters and spouse and you will resonate with me. Yes women are gorgeous and sensuous, the least we can do is to admire and appreciate , than make them victim of ogling, dishonoring and disparaging. Yes life is uncertain and there will be an outcome irrespective of whether you (women) were an instigator or not. It is a vicious cycle of who is to be blamed for every single heinous act committed. I strongly believe that we ( man/ women) should take responsibility for factors which are in our circle of influence, be it the place , the people and the time. Certainly condemnation is no consolation. Finally we Indian society are stuck between a Dangal ( movie ) liberation and a Pink ( movie ) decimation of a person. Can we be the change , the change we wish to see. Please do ponder.
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Its sunday , I was having my brunch and watching the news in the dinning hall of the hotel. I have been seeing , news items in the television about saving our tigers and posters on the walls . Our cricket team captain Mahinder singh Dohni and Mr.Amitabh Bachan are the voice of the campaign . The telecom service provider Aircel and NDTV is also part of this very important initiative. “Saving tigers ” seems cool. This whole initiative has bought a lot of people on board ,including our Prime Minister ,Dr. Manhmohan singh as well , besides other known personalities , who have shared there concerns.Since I had been a law student , I do remember some of the acts /laws made for protection of the widelife , like this act Indian wildlife protection act of 1972 , and this must be one of the laws. I have grown up in the urban part of India . And to my knowledge there were not even parks to play for us . And always had a hard time to get back the ball , if it landed in the wrong house . In my entire life I have been just to one wildlife sanctuary , in a van along with lot of other people with a guard ( who had a gun). Lets save our “Tigers”, but from whom? Ofcourse the poachers,who esle? There was another news item on the news channel , somewhere in TN , the guards of the sanctuary ( where tigers are present) had spears and arrows , to save what I am not sure? Though I am not much of wildlife lover, but I do mistakenly watch discovery channel and how the wildlife is saved. The integration of technology , is essential to save these extincting species. The animals are kept track by using GPS devices, which are inserted in them .To be honest we urban India have nothing to do with saving tigers except intellectualize about the issue and create content for the television. The real issues is to investment in preserving the wildlife as a whole and not just the tigers. To create funds for educating , training , sharing , integrating technology for people with whom rest the responsibilities of these sanctuaries. If I remember a case against Mr. Pataudi ( ex- crickter) , was let free ,against whom there was a case of poaching of a black buck.t is presumably villagers and the Royals , who poach animals . I am not sure , can we educate the Royals. Lets try with villagers ( pessimistically ) . I remember the campagin of ” Chota parivar sukhi parivar ” ( samll family a family) and ” Hum Do ,Humarie Do” ( We two and ours two) and yet we are the second most populated country in the world.” We bloody humans”( Indians). Last but not least I have no guns at home and neither do I know how to set up booby traps and I stay hundreds of Kms away from wildlife.And yet to try my hands on arrow and bow .
Note:- Poaching as I know (To take or appropriate something unfairly or illegally.) like talented manpower from one organization to other for better compensation, flashy offices and fancy designations , of course.