The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants

Blog, Social
[caption id="attachment_709" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants[/caption] The True Colors of the Colorful Beauty Pageants This is a tragic story of a small girl, hailing from a small village in India. The everyday tussle to mend the needs of her family, did not stop her from dreaming a magnanimous life. She had vibrant dreams of getting crowned with the titles of beauty pageants of the world. Many mocked at her when she expressed her dream to them. Some even dampened, by commenting about her murky skin color and ignored the sharp and attractive features. However, no societal snag could deter her from painting colorful dreams of life. After a lot of struggle, she cleared the state and national level selection of the beauty pageant. One step…
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The Battle of the Quotients

Blog, Education, Social
[caption id="attachment_706" align="aligncenter" width="281"] The Battle of the Quotients[/caption] The Battle of the Quotients The astounding scientific explorations and inventions transmuting into cutting-edge technologies, to lead a comfortable and luxurious lifestyle by the mankind, is worthy of all the appreciation of the world. The Intelligence Quotient (IQ) of the human race, certainly needs a big round of applause. While we brag about the achievements, somewhere in this journey, the growth of the Emotional Quotient (EQ) has been slower, when compared to the former. The fact is that, the battle of the quotients of Life is, typically won by the Intelligence Quotient, which is a lost battle of the mankind. The suicide stories of the young blood, in our day to day life, are the witnesses of the lost battle. The…
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Gender Genital Mutilation – An Atrocious Act

Blog, Cultural, Social
[caption id="attachment_643" align="alignleft" width="261"] Say NO to Gender Genital Mutilation[/caption] Gender Genital Mutilation – An Atrocious Act We quiver to death with the slightest bad touch from another human being. It is baffling, how we would react, if an amorous lump of flesh is removed from our personal part of the body, in the name of societal ritual and custom. More than 100 million women and girls of this world are the victims of the Gender Genital Mutilation (GGM). Yes. You have read it correct. Even today, in this clichéd modern world, this dreadful tradition prevails. True that, it does remain to be a taboo topic, not just in Indian society, globally as well. Gender Genital Mutilation is the most atrocious act of the mankind, irrespective of the gender practiced…
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Women Abuse at Work

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[caption id="attachment_619" align="alignleft" width="300"] Women Abuse at Work[/caption] Women Abuse at Work In today’s times, to carve a satisfying career for oneself, in the corporate world is not a child’s play. Added to this, if you are a woman, then undoubtedly, the path is prone to have hurdles. With a very small stint of my professional experience in corporate world, I realized how difficult it is for a woman to climb up the ladder. An obvious difference is visible in the growth rate of a man and women. A lot is debated about the presence of women in top management. Nonetheless, very less is spoken about the abuse that, women face in their formative years of the career. If you think, women at work in their formative years, do not…
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Hover the Horror of ‘Honor’

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Hover the Horror of ‘Honor’ Striking a conversation with the audience, known or unknown, acknowledging their life experiences and sewing into an emotive story for the readers, is what writer’s journey all about. One such instance of my life was, when I had met this couple through one of the friends. With one chat, I felt definitely, they were made for each other. The love and respect were justly evident in their words and actions for each other. Grilling them more about their striking yet challenging love life, I realized there was so much more to these beautiful smiling faces. A thirteen year old love story, which crawled from school to till date, was all about love for them and a disgust of honor for their parents. The horror of…
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Plagued with Fraud

Blog, Civic, Health, Social
Plagued with Fraud While we all know corruption is deeply rooted in India, Healthcare is one of the main sectors that is plagued with this fraud. A recent conversation with a family friend turns to be a learning lesson for lifetime. As we discuss about the hospitals and medical treatment procedures in India, he stated his experience with one of the most reputed hospitals of India. The story goes like this, ‘When my wife was spotted with cancer, we barely had the knowledge about the same. Since my children stay abroad, it was just me, running around, taking care of everything possible. My children did visit us from time to time. But as we all know, the complete procedure of cancer treatment requires a lot of time, patience, perseverance and…
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‘Gala’ – In Real Sense

Blog, Relationship, Social
‘Gala’ – The Word That Fits All Birthdays, anniversaries or festivals, who wouldn’t want to celebrate them in an insanely gala fashion. Who doesn’t love to feel special on their special days? Irrespective of the age, all of us seek and love the attention and treatment. In short, an extravagant special time with lots of colorful memories with our loved ones is what we wish for. Thanks to Facebook, lately I bumped into one of my school friend’s daughter’s birthday party pictures. The impressive candid shots unveiled the tiniest of the details of the event. From personalized birthday cards to birthday cake, lighting, food, venue, dance, music, etc., each had its own color. The jaw dropping uniform outfits of the family members were pitch perfect for the day. The return…
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What’s with Patriotism?

Blog, Education, Politics, Social
What’s with Patriotism? The violent Uri Attack by the Pakistan Army on September 18th, 2016 and the counter surgical strikes by the Indian Army have worsened the cross border relationship between the countries. Certainly, neighboring countries are taking the utmost advantage of it. Surprisingly, even the internal political threads also doing the same. Nevertheless, the arts and sports division are consistently putting their best foot forward to uphold a harmonious affiliation. Unfortunately, even that ray of hope has been blurred with the ban of Indian personalities having any kind of relationship with the Pakistanis or vice versa. Media has given enough and more awareness about the cross border tensions and the internal clash between the politicians and artists. The cine artists like Karan Johar, Fawad Khan, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan…
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The Shopper’s Delight

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[caption id="attachment_571" align="alignnone" width="300"] Offline Shopping Stops[/caption] Kudos to the technological progress, today we witness a boom in this e-commerce industry satisfying all our needs at our comfort and convenience. The fashion of “Online Purchase” or “Online Shopping” is spinning into an addiction. Every question’s answer ends up to an online search. It’s incredible to appreciate how the e-commerce industry has gratified our lives. Going back in time, ten years ago, who could imagine of buying groceries and medicines by staying at home? The online shopping industry has everything one needs, whether it is apparel, books, furniture and groceries, etc., you name it, and it’s available. Consumers are more attracted to online shopping because of the comfort and luxury of time, place, transportation, etc. Yes, true that people are moving…
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The Repercussions of Voicing Oneself

Blog, Media, Social
[caption id="attachment_532" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cornering / targeting[/caption] The Repercussions of Voicing Oneself Waking up with a mammoth of WhatsApp group conversations and images of silent protest propaganda as a gesture of disapproval against the thoughts of the Newsmaker, provokes me to dig deep into the intentions behind those words. Yes, I am referring to the statements of the Bollywood actor “Aamir Khan”. A thought of insecurity of one family, is the talk of the nation. Over the past seventy two hours and more, there is only one English word “Intolerance” and only one news which is trending all forms of media and ruling all the conversations with our family, friends and colleagues. Surprisingly, even the school children, housekeeping & security workforce, the older generation, shopkeepers, milkman, bus conductors & drivers,…
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