Saturday, 27 October 2012

A Utopian society is mere a distant dream in today's political scenario.

Our needs are not few, our desires are not limited and we want Utopia!

Utopia! A place where everything is perfect in superlative degree of comparison. A land of no war, no greed, few needs and less desires. Sound fascinating all these, aren't they? Just the way a priest would tell you of heaven. But, ask yourself, do they really exist? Ironical thing is that Utopia is a Greek word compound of the syllable ou-, meaning "no" and topos, meaning "place". It was first used by Sir Thomas More for his book Utopia. But the homo-phonic prefix eu-, meaning "good" also resonates in the word, with the implication that the perfectly "good place" is really "no place".[Wikipedia]

It is, no doubt, a delightful thing to talk about perfection; but the errors and absurdities are more amusing to ponder. So, talking of the real world, it can be said an epitome of distopia(anti-utopia) by all means. Why? Racism, capitalism, anti-feminism, terrorism, casteism, pollution, corruption and bad politics are the most serious issues that are rooted in the world so deep that their endings are impossible to see. We will not be able to breathe the air the second we come to know all the evils of this world. Can we still say we've hope? Well, we are all in gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.[Oscar wilde]

We have to ensure everyone's happiness for an Utopian society. But, everyone is ensuring his/her happiness on the cost of others'. The thing which has to play part to ensure equality to everyone is politics but the thing which it is doing is entirely different or contrasting as the rulers of politics get power in their hands and use them in every evil way possible. There is nothing bad in politics if its actions not harm anyone rather it is best way to achieve development if followed with norms and constitution which is a scheme of dream. We have democracy as the best form of governance. But, to our sorrow, it is based on the choice of majority not everyone. A person can understand everything but not people who don't understand them. Not to forget "It's not voting that's democracy, it's the counting".

We all have slipped our characters in the hands of cheat and betrayal for the fulfillment of our needs that, somehow, develop greed in us. It is us who are responsible for all the issues mentioned above as for now, we don't even see them as problems, we have accepted them as universal truths. If asked to a lot of rich and prosperous people whether they want a Utopian society, it should not be an astonishing answer to hear a NO as that will bring them to the common man's status without any privilege. Summing up all the discussion until yet it can be said that it is mere a distant dream to have a Utopian society in today's political scenario.

If you want to stop evil, stop participating it.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Empowerment of women requires rapid and thorough cleansing of our minds

    Frailty, thy name is woman!
                          William Shakespeare

These words may had their reference to the women of the sixteenth century but the status of women has not been bettered even today.
Worse, now women is another word for cowardice. How can I say so?  Actually, I am not saying it. Find the answer for yourself when I lay the facts before your eyes:
  • Women have not achieved equality with men in any country.
  • Of the world's 1.3 billion poor people, it is estimated that nearly 70 per cent are women.
  • Between 75 and 80 per cent of the world's 27 million refugees are women and children.
  • Of the world's nearly one billion illiterate adults, two-thirds are women.
  • Worldwide, 20 to 50 per cent of women experience some degree of domestic violence during marriage.
  • The majority of women earn on average about three-fourths of the pay of males for the same work, outside of the agricultural sector, in both developed and developing countries.
It seems to be a problem not of an ethnic group or a sector or a country, it is a problem of global domain. Then comes the question, who is responsible for it? On a very thorough encounter for this problem the only answer is the women themselves. Women have no wilderness in them, they are provident instead. Content in the tight hot cell of their hearts to eat dusty bread. Moreover, history is the evidence that every time women stood for their rights were brutally suppressed by the so called guards of religions. One believe it or not, every mythology has said the power given to woman is a disgrace to the society. Many wars and massacre prove it themselves. But why would man give chance to a woman to become his master?

It is not in giving life but in risking life that a man is raised above the animal; that is why superiority has been accorded in humanity not to the sex that bring forth but to that which kills.
One is not born woman: one becomes one that is when she is born,  the ambiance in which she is raised is fed up with the mentality that a woman can not do anything for her rights. But the tail of coin is if it could happen that men vacate their chairs, Women have to fill the chairs by themselves, It is never going to happen that chairs walk to them.  I do not wish them to have power over men; but over themselves.

Feminism is the most revolutionary idea there has ever been. Equality for woman demands the change in the human psyche more profound then anything a woman has dreamed of. It means valuing parenthood as much as we value banking. Yes, empowerment of women requires rapid and thorough cleansing of our minds because it is an inevitable truth that the demand of women equality finds its origin long ago in the sands of time but its achievement is not a one day's process. Apart from this, is is the two way process in which both men and women must stand as one but there is more difference within the sexes than between them.

In societies where men are truly confident of their own worth, women are not merely tolerated but valued. It is a seed sown for a tree known as "Empowerment of women" which only needs rapid cleansing of our minds for these[our minds] are filled with the thoughts that women are not worthy of equality.
If all men are born free, how is it that all women are born slaves?

Sunday, 21 October 2012


                                                                                        ___Katharine Whitehorn : Observations(1970)

When she wrote these lines, she never would have thought what being young would mean after 40 years. Now, being an adult is eagerly awaited as the age when one rakes some moolah. What is being taught to today's youth is "if possible honestly, if not, somehow, make money". These things are not just mere talks but have very deep indentations on minds of youths now-a-days. What else is the reason behind all this? How come the mentality of people took a turn? These are the questions of interest.

The world we live in is breathing the air of technology and to survive in this world we have to be an active part of it. It is an inevitable truth that our youth is so much handy with the technology as mobile phones, laptops, tablets and other gadgets are now the basic needs of our youths. Everyday, new technology comes and youth is the only target of all such baits. Moreover, "Money is like a sixth sense without which one can't make complete use of the other five".

Life of people, today, is filled with wishes and dreams which can't be fulfilled without money. In other words, people are turning overambitious now. Everybody wants to be richer than everyone else. Such thoughts are germinated in them from the very tender age as they are told that if they want the world to listen or follow them, they must have money. So, their psychology is to do whatever it takes to rake moolah, or say, they are brain washed. Apart from this, their wishes of childhood are postponed for the time when they start to earn, so, they have no choice left except from earning as early as possible. They think of earning money by themselves from their puerility and when they find themselves capable of doing so, they get drowned in the river of money-making, no matter wrong or right, no matter what it takes.

What is much popular in youths is giving tuition for the purpose of money. Apart from this, people have many other ways like blogging, vlogging(blogging of videos) and taking part in competitions but are not much popular. These are the creative ways of using one's talent which hardly raise any dust. But the tale ends not here, As the holy BIBLE says, "The love of money is the root of all evil", in the race of raking moolah, one may learn to deceive, cheat and fraud. A very good example being the temptations of network marketing. A so-called well known way for living the dreams is nothing but web of betrayal.

Sometimes, people choose the path which is not wrong, actually, but it is not their choice. For instance, Many students choose engineering as their carrier but end up as a failure and the reason turns out to be that they chose it for it gave a lot of money but it wasn't their choice of heart, sometimes family pressure also comes into picture.
At the end of this post, a famous quotation goes as:   


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