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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Metro is a boon and a bane for us at the same time.Of late,It has become really hard for women to commute in the Metro as it is extremely over-crowded so much so that sometimes,there is no room to stand and breathe with ease.Whenever I travel in Metro,I feel very uncomfortable as anybody can breach my personal space easily.I have a hard time travelling in Metro,considering the fact that there are some perverted men around who exploit the situation to their advantage.I was delighted when I got to know about the women's coach and I thought it would be a big relief for us.But, I had forgotten that this is India, wherein, people are so reluctant to the idea of change.Things can never be smoothly implemented without any hurdles.I fail to understand how some men can be so shameless that they continue to travel in women's coach.I can give benefit of doubt to some of them who may not be aware of this latest development in the Metro. But I have seen that there are literate men also who travel in women's compartment.One thing which irritates me to the core is when some women ask these men to leave,they start murmurring among themselves, "Oh, what do these women think of themselves"! It hurts their ego so badly that some of them just start acting stubbornly & are not ready to budge at all.Instead of giving way to logical reasoning and understanding women's perspective,they tend to act in a rather insensitive manner.Men shouldn't think that this is a war-like situation, wherein, women are trying to show their supremacy by fighting for their rights.
Why is it so hard for men to understand a simple thing that their own daughters,sisters,wives,mothers who face harassment while travelling in the very same metro?It is not possible for these women to commute safely without men's support & co-operation.Although I know,our (Indians') reaction to change is very slow & we are not exactly regarded as a law-abiding nation.I would still expect men to realise things & act a little responsibly.

Monday, October 4, 2010

My heart is brimming with pleasure

Amidst so many controversies and criticism regarding the Commonwealth games, people were sceptical about the games but we still managed to pull the Opening ceremony off. Just when almost everybody had started to lose hopes,this kind of a grand opening was needed to lift up the spirits and to boost India's morale.This will perhaps set the example of "Action speaks louder than words".Till now,a lot of negative publicity has already been done.Now is the time to put aside our own differences about the games and to work towards making it a success.Yesterday's Opening ceremony has again instilled faith in us that we have the potential to do something big.

This doesn't mean that one can simply overlook the massive corruption and the careless easy going attitude with which the preparations were carried out.We cannot deny the fact that it has seriously tarnished our image.There is a need to hold people accountable who have brought shame to our nation.But,the need of the hour is to look beyond this and save our country's face by leaving no stone unturned.Yesterday,India put up a good show and I wish the games turn out to be well in the coming days without any glitches.