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Saturday, 29 November 2014

Ab Montu jor se bolega --bin bole ab nahi chalega

Don’t be a silent spectator. Raise your voice and make a difference. that's what the campaign says and I agree totally with each and every word used 

.Because Only when you speak will you be heard .and if you want to be heard you have to raise your voice .

Like they say communicating is the most important factor in a relationship .Like they say lets sit across the table and solve . 

How are products sold in the market ? with excellent ads and slogans and marketing campaigns 

How do great business houses , companies  organizations reach their target of excellence by communicating with their employees and conveying to them their strategies .

And how do leaders motivate and inspire their people ....through communication through their speeches they instil the fire in their followers through  the way they deliver their speeches and put forth their points they know how to convince. Many  a times the moral of an army is raised and a war which may have been lost is won only due to the feeling of national pride which a speech by a leader conveys.This is why good orators are always a treasure.

Fiery speeches have always been the starting point to awaken the downtrodden How do you think we started the first war of independence in 1857 speeches and messages conveyed by leaders like Rani Lakshmi bai ,Tatya Tope , Mangal Pandey etc How do you think  did  Mahatma Gandhi instil  the need to fight for freedom from the British by his speech which though not fiery in the loud sense of the word were fiery enough to strike the "Indian Heart" his WORDS convinced the average Indian that it was time to become free of foreign rule .

Similarly If we want to become free of all that is dirty in our country If we want to make India free of all forms of corruption WE will have to SPEAK and make ourselves heard .

No woman will become free of mail domination until she speaks until she tells the world what is happening with her , how  she is being ill treated no messiah no Raja Ram Mohan Roy is going to come forward until he is made aware of the happenings .SO RAISE YOUR VOICE  AND BE HEARD.

No Corrupt official is going to be brought to book until you speak and let the officials know about the bribes being demanded . SO RAISE YOUR VOICE AND  BE HEARD .

Everywhere all around if there is any injustice you have to Raise your voice and only then will you be heard .

Please don't nod in agreement with my points saying that yes these issues of Womens plights , bribery, etc  need voices to be raised as they are very important anomalies of our society and strong steps have to be taken to eradicate them EQUALLY IMPORTANT and DISGUSTING are the problems of  CLEANLINESS in our country . Aren't you ashamed of the state in which you find your roadsides littered not only with trash but also human excreta night soil etc How do you feel when you see walls painted with urine stains and paan stains , How do you feel when while walking on the road your feet fall on and stamp sputum or excreta or even a a banan skin.

Don't the rains give you the creeps if you have to go out ? first of all we are scared of the water logging and then jittery at imagining what all our  feet will come across while crossing the water .

So please don't take things lying down stand up and   Raise your voice because its our Indian mentality that unless your voice is Raised and tone and volume convey the message that you mean BUSINESS no one will pay attention We don't believe in politeness and softness WE have to hammer it into the heads of the people concerned . Why blame the authorities and the politicians even at home if I tell my children politely that they should not throw litter around , or that they should not waste electricity a sweet and polite request will not be heeded But once I raise my voice they will follow all my orders .

So friends RAISE YOUR VOICE  and free India of all that is corrupt because corruption is in our attitude our habits are a product of our attitude. Its attitudinal change which is required . 

And if while trying to Raise your voice you have some irritation or repeated endearments fail then please take some throat soother like 'strepsils'  .Because one thing is sure this cleaning of the Indian Society of all the dirt and muck of corruption  in attitude and in the minds will not be an easy job you will have to work very hard and try and convince the public This cleaning is no less important than the fight for independence from  a foreign rule Because it is a FIGHT OF INDEPENDENCE  from MENTAL SLAVERY  You will have to teach people the importance of punctuality , of cleanliness from dirt  to cleanliness from  corrupt attitudes etc etc .and this is exactly what has been shown in the video titled Ab Montu Bolega ---because it shows that in order to be heard you have to raise your voice .

So when we say "Badhega Bharat ---Swachch Banega Bhara" we mean that when we clean India of all dirt all shackles of the likes of trash , litter , rubbish and mental trash like prejudices , superstitions, wrong ideas and beliefs only then will our country proceed on the path of development.

We should not forget that Cleanliness is next to Godliness be it physical cleanliness , clean personal hygiene or be it cleanliness from mental slavery and we have to Raise our voice we have to speak out and make ourselves heard with a clear strong voice devoid of any hesitation or roadblocks of coughing and sneezing and faltering .

This is my entry for the Strepsils "Don't be a silent spectator" contest on Indiblogger 

the hashtag being ...

#AbMontuBolega--the power of voice   on Indiblogger and the links are as follows

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Parachute Advansed Body Lotion - Bring Back The Touch

Varun the ever busy , successful and dedicated doctor and Rita the successful CEO of a multinational  had  married out of choice they were both deeply in love and understood each other's busy schedules    work related tensions and co-operated with each other always  . He was the understanding husband and she the never-nagging wife . These qualities  and their behaviour towards each other showed  results and both of them became very successful in their respective professions.

Both loved each other and pledged to themselves that they would always help the other---they pledged to themselves that they would always be the giver and never demand anything .  But then as we all know too much of everything is bad and their dedication towards their respective professions sort of began taking away the romance from  their relationship --- Romance which is the main ingredient of a successful Marriage .

They both realised and felt the diminishing of the feeling of  love  , even when together they were a bit apprehensive and there was some kind of hesitation in the way they talked and  behaved --they behaved more like good colleagues than like husband and wife.

In there attempt to bring back the warmth in their relationship they tried their level best He would bring flowers for her and take her out to dinner etc --she in her attempt would make the best food and prefer to  let him spend time and rest at home thinking he was tired --she would do all the jobs in the house letting him rest and attend to his work ---he in turn would never ask her to do anything for his self thus trying not to create any kind of  problems for her .

BUT then marriage is not about sacrifice it is about fulfilment , it is all about belonging ---there is that feeling of giving in the taking .It was Rita who realised this .She felt that the " something" missing in their relationship was the "touch of love " . She had noticed that they had not touched eachother since a long time --leave alone touch as in a  sensuous act --they had not touched each other even as two human beings ---even if she gave him a glass of water she would carry it in a tray and he would pick it up.

They both yearned for the brushing of their skin with each other --she was dying to be in his arms and he was longing to hold her , kiss her BUT over the years and days which they had given to their careers they had almost forgotten how to go near each other forget kissing and holding.They both wanted it badly but just did not know how to go about it ---a wall had built itself between both of them --They slept in the same room and shared their bed but it was like sleeping with a stranger ---many a times they both reached out for the other but stopped midway --not wanting to disturb .

Rita could hold it no longer and wanted to be clasped by Varun come what may.One day she  made up her mind to drop all inhibitions and run into his arms when he came home ---but as luck or bad luck would have it Varun had to go out of town for some important meeting of the medical association and  did not come home from the  hospital   he took a flight directly from the office and rang her to tell her that he would be away for five days .Rita was heart broken and spent that night languishing.

Unable to sleep she went and took out some magazines --where she saw an article about skincare.It showed  many advertisements  of products for  skin care, the one that caught her fancy belonged to Parachute It said that one can have smooth and soft skin in four days with the help of Parachute Advanced Body lotion .She immediately decided to buy this product and use it to soften her skin and then her touch  would be able give Varun the same feel as that which he was crazy about in their courting and early marriage days. She knew her skin had become dull and rough due to neglect. What made her think of using this Parachute product was their ad which said that you could see a visible change for the better in just four days and experience had taught Rita to believe whatever the Parachute people said.

 She knew and her mother had always told her that Parachute never lies it means what it says .

The next day her dressing table saw a bottle of Parachute Advanced Body Lotion and her tired skin felt rejuvenated as the first drop touched it . She applied Parachute Advanced  Body Lotion regularly for 4 days and on the fifth day when Varun returned she was waiting for him at the airport with a dazzling smile and a glowing skin . It was a pleasant surprise  for him to see her instead of the chauffeur .As he walked towards her with a smile she took his hands and wrapped it around her waist ---and trying to get as close to him  as she could in a public place she inquired about how his trip had been .He was astonished at her behaviour and when his hand went round her waist he just couldn't resist the temptation to give her a peck on her cheeks ---that was all he could do considering his post and the presence of his staff at the airport.

Giving instructions to his subordinates to proceed to the office He told them they could take the day off and to be present at the office the next day He took the car-keys from the driver and gave him a half day off too and then drove away with Rita . The driver and the staff had all seen this change in his behaviour and smiled to each other when they saw through the rear window of the car that he had pulled Rita and she had snuggled up to him . The staff  who loved him were now happy for him .

Back home they dragged each other to the bedroom and lost no time in falling into an embrace ---Oh how they had yearned for it . Later on as they lay in each others arms whispering sweet nothings  Varun could not help commenting that she was as beautiful and her touch as smooth and soft as when they had been just married .She smiled and told him about the Parachute Advanced Body Lotion  and he said ---"

Thank you Parachute for bringing my love back to me how I had missed her touch ---no amount of  silent love , talking eyes , sacrifice and understanding can bring that into a marriage what a touch can --after all marriage  was all about getting the licence to"touch and feel and become One With Each Other ".

This is my entry to Parachute Advanced body Lotion --contest

the link being hashtag being # Bring Back the Touch.


Monday, 17 November 2014

Toilet for Babli

 Babli and Bunty were two children from the same village and were bosom pals .They used to share all their games , gifts everything and understood each other very well .Both of them  grew up together and had the same dreams and the same ambitions .They were the kind of children who keep themselves abreast of the activities of the world  and both hated their village .What they hated most was the fact that their Village was so dirty ,they hated the sight of people using the roadside as a public toilet and scum and excreta lying around no place was clean what with flies and insects buzzing around and they hated the fact that they had no toilets inside their homes either.Babli was a sensitive girl and empathised with her aunts and other female friends and relatives when they talked about the discomfort of going out in the open to attend to the call of nature and the embarrassment they felt when they could sense the leering looks in the eyes of the male members of the village.

In fact Babli who was now growing up  felt very uncomfortable to go to the bushes for defecating or to the river banks for bathing having to face the remarks of young vagabonds who would not shy away from making indecent gestures using the roadside as their private toilets. Both of them decided to escape from the dirty village  and go to some big city to lead a comfortable life and they made up their minds that once they make it big in the posh ,and urban world( which their young minds thought would have clean roadsides, proper toilets and better living conditions )  they would take their parents to live with them. BUT  they found that the cities were not much different from their village as far as public toilets and cleanliness were concerned .They had to see the same sights of children sitting down and  littering the streets with their night- soil dogs loitering and flies buzzing around creating excellent   conditions for health hazards to take birth.And women facing the same problems of lack of any public toilet . In fact they were quite disillusioned and decided that they will go back to their village once they made some money and make a house of their own with better living conditions and even improve the plight of the rest of the villagers .

But as it normally happens with innocent village children who run away from home --they fell into bad company and their innocent minds began thinking in terms of making fast money .They found  opportunities and succeeded in making a name( what if slightly dubious) for themselves and earning a lot of money which is the other word for success but there was one big problem they had to face during their escapades ---that was the lack of TOILET  facilities .You can very well imagine and understand their predicament when so many of their important assignments were left in the lurch only because of inability to attend to their call of nature. Just visualize them  after a bank robbery  making good their escape  in a stolen car with no one any the wiser or having a clue to where they had vanished  but then suddenly they have to  stop because not having come across any toilets in the city they were holding their urge to attend to the call of nature and so they get down to relieve themselves in the open and then are spotted by the police .and sent to jail 

And this is exactly what happened with them on their last adventure .

Just when they had decided that they had earned enough money and also enough popularity and that the police had now become  aware that they were the couple responsible for so many bank robberies They decided to take one last chance and go back to the village with their ""earnings " when misfortune struck and they were caught while they had to get down from their stolen car in desperation to relieve themselves near some bushes on the roadside just outside the city limits.

Poor Babli and Bunty how they cursed their Kismat .They let out a lot of abuses to the lack of facilities .

But then they did not know that in  India we consider sex to be such a taboo and such a hush hush  topic that we even add the basic need of attending to the  call of nature to this category AND whereas  we don't forget to provide eateries and paan shops and even general stores all through out our travel routes ,our cities and towns and villages WE conveniently forget to provide public toilets ---but then where Bunty being a Male was free to relieve himself in the open poor Babli had to control her urge until she could find a place away from the visibility range of humans specially men .

By the way let me tell you that it is only the modern Indian authorities who ignore this important facility Because as far as history tells us our rulers of the past Sher Shah Suri , Akbar, Ashoka had all provided their subjects with inns and toilets in cities and on travel routes and even Harappa and Mohenjodaro boast of public toilets and bathing places ---BUT the modern Indian doesn't need them he is happy to use the open air and the roadsides  blissfully unaware of the pollution he is spreading .

Oh yes !! did you notice what I have written in the last line of the above paragraph ---no---well let me copy paste it for you """BUT the modern Indian doesn't need them he is happy to use the open air and the roadsides  blissfully unaware of the pollution he is spreading .""""I have used the word HE ---because the Indian male indeed is happy and relaxed, for him the whole world( country) is a toilet and he is free to use it as and when required and needed .But the poor Indian female our very own Babli !! what about her ? has any one ever thought of her dilemna ---the embarrassment she has to face looking for a place to relieve , she has to ignore the meaningful eyes of the men to reach a place  out of their visibility range ---not only on travel routes and cities but even in their"" homes""" whereas  the men brazenly walk out  whenever the need arises the women have to secretly go out pretending they are going out for some work . Because their homes are devoid of any sort of toilet or bathroom ----result they are the target of the lustful eyes of the loitering romeos and at times get molested or raped too . And if she is lucky enough not to face  these terrors she has the disadvantage of getting Urinary Tract Infections by holding her urine for too long .

It's time our government  realised the need to provide proper toilet facilities both  private and public. And saw  to it that the rules are followed  strictly.

And special importance has to be given to the need for toilets for women to protect them from many illnesses like UTIs and more importantly  from the indecent glaring gazes of menfolk moral police where are you please look into this ---or do you think women should not attend to their call of nature --kya jaroorat hai " but what to do?  ghar mei bhi toh bathroom and toilets nahi hai ---jaye toh jaye kahaan !!??

Thankfully  DOMEX has taken up the initiative to make Indian villages "open defecation free"they  have brought a change in the villages of Maharashtra and Orissa .

A Domex Toilet Academy was launched on 19th November 2013 and it aims at providing sanitation which is beneficial to the local community and to the local economy by providing facilities which make toilets affordable and accessible and it promotes  cleanliness and good hygiene  they  are now aiming at building 24000 toilets by 2015 in rural areas faced with the problem of open defecation----thus not only helping the environment to become pollution free but also helping men and women to keep their dignity intact..

Babli and Bunty would not have landed into the clutches of the police had they not left their village disgusted with lack of proper toilets ----its another story that the police let them off  when they told them that they were going back to their village with the intention of improving their living conditions there and that they had heard about the DOMEX INTIATIVE and were planning to join hands with them.

This is my entry for the Domex Intiative and the link is -----

You can bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life.