A battle should never be left unfought!

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Realizations are always sudden! And during teen age we realize a hell lot of things! About life, society, people and more important about our-selves!

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So, one day you wake up and suddenly realize that the world, in which you have been living in was just an illusion, and this realization leaves you shocked! Like a giant wave that comes to your footsteps, looks into your eyes (everything normal and beautiful) and the moment you extend your hands for a warm welcome, it slaps you hard and drags you along. You are trying, struggling to not to get swiped away by using your arms, legs and lungs to the fullest. But everything seems waste. It’s like the wave has come with a motive, to get you drowned. To see you completely submerged in water. Sometimes no matter how much you think that you will swim out, all by yourself. But before fighting we consider our self a loser. But what we forget is that every problem has a solution. We forget that even water pushes you up a few times. It gives you fair chances to fight back. But to rescue yourself, you need to fight. We just need to have patience and keep working towards our goals. Everything will eventually fall in place!:)

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5 THINGS AVERAGE INDIAN CAN’T BE TAUGHT-

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When I say an average Indian, it includes most of the us! Not only the common people, who don’t have major aspirations or ambitions, living only for roti, kapda aur makan but also those who have more than they deserve. Who are living only for their Instagram. Here average isn’t referred to the status one holds in society or how much money he makes. Here average is referred to the mental status of most of us.
1. You can’t teach them using resources in a sustainable manner
Reading this category you might think that, “oh, I don’t fall in this. I am a responsible person”or “I am a true Shaktiman fan, and do obey all lessons that he taught”, but please, honestly tell me, while your way from school/work to home how many leaking taps you saw and tried to close or report about it. Since you are in India, you will find many such taps but you definitely can’t stop at every nukkad for this Nobel cause. But my point is that even if you do it once, or at-least spread the word, it will make a huge difference. Even though I, myself miserably failed teaching the importance of resources to my maid, but this never made me stop. Few days later when I found her daughter in my “Sarva Shiksha” class, where I taught different subjects to students as a volunteer, I realized that my hard-work didn’t go in vain. Not to mother, but I was able to teach her daughter the same lesson. Later when her mother told me about her daughter saving water and food, I really felt good!

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2. You can’t teach them healthy eating
The perk of being an Indian is that not only you get awesome food but also different types of food. And it’s a huge advantage,you see. After all, it was the masale which invited 200 years of slavery. Anyways, today, our mothers and grandmothers have learned the lesson that “use it all, before someone else claims on it”. And they use us as for safekeeping! They don’t have to do anything with proper diet and health. For them the food is healthy till it “has love”, which in Indian homes mean “homemade food”. Feeding on the fat loaded, spicy meals,six times a day does no harm but a burger is a poisonous! And if she is a non-vegetarian then, the fruits and vegetables are not more than grassto her!

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3. You can’t teach them to follow rules
Rules!! You must have read that “rules are mead to be broken” and I am sure it must have come from a person with desi mindset. Honestly, as soon as we get some rules, we want to break them. It’s like, as soon as we get bubble wrap, we want to burst all the bubbles. If we are bound by the rules, we feel our very freedom is snatched away from us. And we also aren’t afraid of facing the later consequences. Call it being a daredevil or stupid, whatever you want, but that’s how our brains work!

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4. You can’t teach them to pee in toilets-
Well, I don’t know whom to be blamed for this, the management for not providing and maintaining hygienic public toilets or the people, who are therefore forced to go on roads because they don’t have any alternative or they are too poor to build a proper washroom. But it is definitely embarrassing and obviously unhygienic, shopping vegetables next to someone who is peeing(my latest experience). I really find public urination the most disgusting and shameful action! Though in big cities, public urination laws are being followed in india, but the performance in small cities is dissapointing.

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5. You can’t teach Indian mothers to throw away old stuffs-
Be it the bundles of old newspapers, sweet box, chocolate boxes, old dresses, which doesn’t fits to the youngest sibling, nothing can be taken away from them.They protect them like their cubs! They call it souvenir, memory or way of earning an extra penny (through kabadiwala). But, honestly, I love this habit of theirs. Though in greed of that extra buck only, something is being recycled. But also,it’s hard to convince them to donate the stuffs like old clothes, at least for my mum it is a hard task! And don’t ask why because in India you can question the government but not mum. And never even dare to question them!

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That conversation about cancer, which pissed me off!

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Why are social gatherings exciting?
Well for me, it’s an exciting opportunity. An opportunity to know new people and old people better. An opportunity to conduct a little poll about “who will win the coming elections”,works done by present government, etc.
So I was in this party, which was pale. Since, there was nothing for me to do, I took a seat. Soon a girl joined me. And then, as the universe’s rule, we were into talking. Though I have known that pretty girl since childhood as we were common guests at  uncountable parties, gatherings but I never got to know her. So we were into talks when we were joined by her brother. I don’t exactly remember to what she replied  to him saying “Cancer people are infectious, so stay away”.
I absolutely hated the way she, insensitively joked about cancer. And also confused because I could not decide if she was really stupid to call it “infectious” or I was missing the catch. So with a laugh, somewhat similar to Chandler’s office laugh, I clearly told that I am an idiot to not able to understand her.
She continued, “oh, cancer is an infectious disease, you know.” trying to explain me.
Me-(frustrated)” no, it’s not. And is he a cancer patient?”
She– “No, it’s a joke. And ,well there are so many kinds of cancer, koi to hoga hi”
Me– “It’s not like that, when cells divide uncontrollably….” I tried to clear her doubts when she interrupted. This time, trust me, I was terrified to hear her next words.
She– “Who cares about cancer?”

And boom!!!
I never come to conclusions with one incident. I had made myself happy thinking that she was stupid for not having basic knowledge about cancer and moreover she was an insensitive girl. But I was shocked that majority of people present there were equally clueless. Maybe they don’t know it because they never had to face it (touch wood) or maybe because it was not in one of their chapters or just chose to stay mumm, for god knows what reason. But today, our world is not confined to books.It’s way more beyond. There, in that party, everyone was digitally connected to the world. But they are more busy in themselves. In their virtual world. A world which did existed but was equal to not existing. A world all about their demands, their likes, dislikes, happiness, sorrows, hopes, etc. A world, all about them. Yes, that selfish, virtual world!

This world has actually made people selfish. People keep painting themselves in an image, which is completely  different from the real self, so that complete strangers can like them! We keep trying to please someone, who doesn’t stand anywhere in our lives.

Also,I believe that we, teens, aren’t using our privileges properly. We  are well facilitated and equipped with different mass medias and we have access to information more easily. So we have some responsibilities to others, as well. I agree that we can’t  mug up gigantic books and be Mr-know-it-all. Even Jack couldn’t master all. You only need to be curious. Curious about the world around, the happenings, the issues concerning others, like you are about the girl or the guy next door, about knowing the income of any other person or the marks of that famous Sharmaji’s son!

Be a responsible and sensible person. Use your powers wisely. Don’t keep blaming the education system, school authorities etc. because everything can’t be taught. Knowledge can’t be fed, it has to be achieved or earned. Don’t be a fool. If you don’t know something, don’t be lazy and try to look it up. Because you never know when that out of course knowledge turns out to be helpful. Keep educating yourself and break the walls of common myths about diseases. Patients already suffers a lot, don’t make their living more terrible! They have more to deal with than your stupid misconceptions!

 

Hope

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I just read one of the quote which was sent to me by a dear friend which said “One thing that is more important than Oxygen, Heart beat or even love is HoPe”
But I go with ~Robert G. Ingersoll, who said that
“Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity. ”
It’s not  because of all the Negativity that’s in my head but he is actually true and makes sense. Hope make us careless. We don’t accept the reality and keep hoping for something that will never happen and with this hope we spend our lives. In the end we are dissatisfied and discontent!  Isn’t it? 

And still she chosen to smile!

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And still she chosen to smile,
Again.
Against all odds,
To lift herself,
Whith trembling feet,
And shaking hands.
Empty hands.
Her support, already broken and lost,
Yet trying to search and revive.
Trying to walk on,
Corrupt and disorganized roads,
On the shoes of courage,
Which may broke any moment.

When instagram ditched Log out button for iOS!

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One thing that motivates me for waking up is Instagram! Every morning the first thing that I do is to go through my instagram. Because my phone is too old to lift the weight of instagram application so I decided to use it from my father’s iPhone 6. And so does my younger sister (well, she still hasn’t got her personal phone so she uses insta from papa’s phone as well). So, today when my sister went through her instagram profile and when it was finally my turn, she said she couldn’t get “log out” button. Later, when I searched for the button, it was actually not present in its usual place!  After the changes, made by instagram on 29 March, you can post longer videos but can’t log out. The log out button was diched for iOS! Well, they have said that they are working on fix but this wait is how long, no one knows.

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But this definitely means two things –
1- Vidisha can’t get her regular fun and can sleep longer!
2- This also means that I can take over my sister’s account!!  Hehahaha #beingevil
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ENGLISH: matter of status!

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Warning: This post consist of writer’s personal thoughts, who is just wishing to share and know your opinion. No sentence intends to hurt anyone with any language(especially to English speakers).

I live in a country called India, which has 22 official languages and according to Census of India, the total number of mother tongues spoken here is 1652 and that’s the reason why we don’t have a national language. I know this must have came like “What!” even to many Indians too. But it’s true, Hindi is Rajya Bhasha not Rashtriya Bhasha! This wide difference is the beauty. A nation, comprises of 29 states and 7 union territories have their respective languages and their people are proud of it BUT somehow the language English has outshone others. Today people measure other’s level of intelligence with the number of english words they use in a sentence. The more number of English words used, the more educated he is! English language was chosen by our constitution as associate official language to avoid confusion among people who have different languages as majority of them, irrelevant of their birthplace & mother tongue, could understand English. After all they ruled on us for 200 years and that was uniform throughout! So that, they can converse properly but this language should not be imposed on anyone. I am not denying the importance of English in our country but if two people are comfortable in their own tongues then why this extra pressure of “have to speak two English words”. Why this show off? Why can’t we feel proud on our own language?  Why can’t we be confident about our mother tounge? Why the shame to speak our tongue in front of four people? Every Indian should ponder over these questions.

ps: going extreme with your language is also no option. I mean, killing others because they don’t speak your language is so dumb act. If all have to admit that except English, kaam nahi banne wala hai, but apni bhasha ko thodi izzat to deni chahiye na. This is our responsibility to stop our cultures and languages from extinction. These are our roots, our treasure that we have inherited from previous generations, we should protect it! 🙂

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