Thursday, March 05, 2015

I am India's Daughter

So, I watched the most in'famous" 'India's Daughter' documentary. If you haven't watched it already here is the Link. Ok, I am calling it infamous because, it is banned. And we ban only infamous things in India. Right? The characters, except for Jyothi's parents, are infamous. The reconstruction of the whole episode is infamous. And the whole documentary itself, is infamous for our nation, which would allow infamous politicians to speak in Parliament and rule our country. I am wondering why are they never banned. 

Anyways, before my blood starts boiling thinking about those badass people, let me write down some thoughts. 

1) I am not surprised at all watching the documentary and everything is, as expected. The reaction of the rapists claiming he hasn't done anything wrong, defense lawyer saving his and his clients' ass, parents of the accused blaming everyone but their sons- everything is expected. I can't expect the rapists to recite commandments. He is insane and that's how he will talk. And he will never show remorse, because he doesn't know what it is. 

2) I hated and loved Mukesh- Hated because he doesn't deserve to be in this world or among humans. Oh wait, he is not a human. But I would not even send him to Amazon forest because he is equally capable of raping animals too. Oh no, he is not even an animal. What is he? Leave it. 
Loved him because he raised some valid points. Why are other rapists not punished equally? Why are those rapists who burnt other women, who threw acid on other women, who raped and killed other women are left to roam on streets? So, true. A question to ponder about and to be discussed in the Parliament. What should be done to those? 

3) The defense lawyers are a rock stars. There are actually 2 of them. 
One described a woman as a flower and man as a thorn. I wonder what kind of a thorn he is and how is he hurting his wife who is like a flower. I wonder if he has daughters or sisters. He is no less than Taliban who would refrain women from getting educated or going out. He should be kept in a museum. 

The other lawyer who openly told that there 250 MPs who have pending cases of rape, murder, corruption and other charges. He raised a valid point on why they are not being punished. Yes, why? If he knows, why doesn't he use his Foxy talent to put them behind bars? Also, I pity his daughter or daughter-in-law because he said he will burnt her alive if she chooses to have extra marital affair? Ehhh? Really? With a father like him, the girl will commit suicide even before reaching puberty. Anyways, he should be sent to Pluto. 

4) Family of the accused- The wife of one of the accused, threatened that she will die and also kill her son because without a man she doesn't have a protection. How true. Every woman surely needs protection from monsters like her husband and she knows it perfectly. 

5) The juvenile- I truly have a problem with him. When he can get aroused and rape a girl, insert something, pull the intestines out and wrap them in a cloth and throw them somewhere and clean the crime scene, how can he be a juvenile? Oh wait, he is not even 18? So, he is a benchmark for all those who can now happily commit all crimes and get punished before they turn 18. And after 18 they will roam on roads like wild boars and hunt for their prey. Watch out women, this Juvenile will be released by this year end. May you have a safe new year party, as he can be anywhere near you. 

6) The Indian government- Instead of banning the documentary, why can't the government telecast it and hang all the rapists? This could be a potential lesson to all those who would try to attempt any horrific/gruesome act on women. Banning the documentary would do no good, because the elite and educated class would watch it anyways! What a hypocritic act. And by the way, there is nothing in the film that shouldn't be seen. It is much better than many bollywood movies with skin shows. Trust me. 

So, these are my thoughts. Put yours and let the word spread. It's high time, stricter laws are implemented and the judicial system see a paradigm shift. After all, India is not such a bad place to live. I am India's daughter and I am saying this. 

Jai Hind. 

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

India- a place to live

I was born and raised in India. Now that I am in the USA since 4 years, I am seeing my nation as an outsider. whenever I read about the rapes, scams, scandals, murderers, actors involved in crimes, and other incidents, my heart sulks. One political party throwing mud on others, one religion insulting others. I wonder what happened to that secular, democratic, beautiful nation that I was born in. But, then, of all the billions of people living in the country, we read news about just 1000s of them. Statistically speaking, it's not that bad.

There are still good people out there. We, as Indians, still believe in humanity. We love and preach fellow beings. We give room to all religions. We have innovative minds and brilliant leaders who are globally recognized. Irony is, we hardly talk about them. The bad takes over the good so much that, we let those dark clouds engulf us completely. 

So, I have decided to pen down some memories from my childhood and adulthood that I cherished living in my motherland-

1) I could live all by myself for 3-5 hours, sometimes the entire day while my parents were out working. I started living like that since I was age 5. We had no nannies then, still I was safe and sound.

2) I had a perfect neighborhood where we never worried about play-dates.

3) I played on streets with other boys. I played cricket, football, seven picks, skipping, and what not. 

4) I traveled across the country as part of school and college and job and never felt insecure.

5) I took trains and buses during nights and still reached home in one piece. 

6) I rode my bike in the midnight from work to home and never felt anyone follow me.

7) I interacted with different men from all walks of life, but never was harassed by them.

8) Many strangers(men) helped me on various occasions and never took advantage of the situation.

9) Listening and seeing or witnessing rapes/murders/kidnaps was something that happened in movies or once in a year in newspapers. 

10) My neighbors and friends always helped and we pretty much relied on them during crisis and were never disappointed.

11) There are tons of such incidents and I can keep on writing.....

After all, India is not such a bad place to live or to be born, Yes, rapes,molestation, female infanticides and murders happen. But they happen to both genders (though women are more- statistically speaking). If one in ten men is a rapist, then there are still nine good people that are existing. Bad people are everywhere. They are not native to India. 

I strongly believe, stricter laws should come in to action to curb such acts from happening in the future. May our brothers and sisters don't find it hard to live. May be the present government can bring a change and show the world that after all-

India is definitely a better place to live. Vande Maataram. 

Why don't you pen down your beautiful memories? Leave yours in the comment section.