Low floor bus or more troubles

900 low-floor buses were brought in to replace the killer Blueline fleet of the Capital two years ago. It promised to change the way Delhi. But the deal came with its share of smoke and fire.

Nine low-floor buses of the DTC have caught fire in the past 25 days. The Delhi government has instituted an inquiry into the series of such incidents.

The government had earlier imposed a hefty fine on Tata Motors for “not properly” maintaining the low-floor buses it manufactured. It had also decided to withhold a payment of Rs 150 crore to the Tatas and warned of legal action if corrective steps were not taken by the automobile giant.

As per the contract, Tata Motors is responsible for maintenance of the 800 bus supplied to DTC. However, Tata Motors has cited bad road condition as the reason behind the mishaps.

Even the drivers of these low-rise buses aren’t complaining as these buses with their automatic features and designs are much easier to drive thus reducing their fatigue levels. These new buses have automatic gears, rear fitted engine and automatic doors for boarding and getting out.

But these buses aren’t meant for Indian roads because roads are not smooth and have lots of damages. It is witnessed that series low floor bus accidents are happening. As usual action was taken after long time and the route of low floor buses are being changed. These buses proved to be a trouble in our lives rather than a benefit.

Ruchika as a history in future

Ruchika Girhotra was a rising player of tennis but she committed suicide due to molestation by a police officer. Not only she but her family also suffered a lot. Ruchika Girhotra’s brother, Ashu, had filed an affidavit in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on December 3, 2001. Ashu was implicated and picked up for six false cases of auto theft — all the charges later fell flat in court. Ruchika, who was suffering from depression, he added: “Life was made more miserable for the entire family. Ruchika was literally living under house arrest. As and when Ruchika used to come out of our residence, some mischievous people, who were deployed at the instance of Rathore, used to pass lewd remarks at her. Rathore also made it a point to see that Ruchika did not continue her studies.”

Ashu was handcuffed and paraded in the neighbourhood. The “police officers were abusing my sister and father. I was like an animal who was in a cage and was trying to get myself free to save the honour of my family. My father begged the police to be afraid of God and not to inflict this inhuman torture on the family. After a few days, I was told in custody that Ruchika had committed suicide. I was picked up by the police on October 23, 1993 and was released only on December 23, 1993, after the death of my sister. Even her father suffered a lot when she was alive and after her death her family lived a hidden life due to terror of Rathore.

The name of Ruchika was changed to Ruby and the name of her fatherfrom S C Girhotra to Subhash chander Khatri. False documents were prepared by Rathore after death of Ruchika. Rathore pressured Ruchika’s father to abide whatever he said as well as his entire family would also meet the same fate. Using his strong influence in the police  he protected  that the cause of her death was consumption of slimming pills.

Home Minister has already taken steps to withdraw the police medal given to Rathore within the existing rule. Rathore was awarded the police medal for meritorious service onAugust 1, 1985.

It was CBI that dumped the abetment-to-suicide against former Haryana DGP S P S Rathore  in the Ruchik molestation case as agency told the trial court of special judicial magistrateJ S Dhanjal in 2001 in Ambala that no such offence was made against Rathore.

The medals are taken back of those officer who are ” Liable to be forfeited when the holder is guilty of dislayalty, cowardice in action or such conduct as the opinion of president brings the force into disrepute.

Even Ruchikas school is found guilty because they restigated her only for the non-payment of fees on the time. Now the School will also have to answer that waht was the real reason behind the scene.

More suspense is yet to be revealed.Daily new things are coming in front of people in Ruchika’s case.Court gave the punishment of six months imprisonment and penalty of only 1000/- rs. After an hour back Rathore took bail and came laughing out of the court.It was the most shameful moment where a culprit proved himself to be free no matter what the victims family suffered in these 19 years.

Is this our judicial system?

This is the way to treat with a victim family?

It took 19 years to get justice but is this a justice?

Just getting imprisonment of six months and penalty of 1000/-rs is this right?

What is your opinion?

Do we understand the meaning of independence?

Terrorism and corruption has increased at very high in the country. Terrorism is destroying humanity and corruption is ruining our true freedom. For this day sacrifice was given by our strugglers? Our own people are taking lives of ours. Young people today don’t understand the true meaning of freedom. There are people who understand the meaning of independence. We should celebrate our independence day by remembering our strugglers. Think how we can end terrorism and corruption in our country. Our country was known as golden bird in past, is that possible to make our country golden bird now?

I am proud to be an Indian, are you?
It has been a long journey for India 1947. After more than two hundred years of British rule, India finally won backs its freedom on 15th August, 1947. In history this date has a special significance as it gave birth to a new nation and a new era. Independence Day was also the end of nearly a century of struggle for freedom, battles, betrayals and sacrifices. People gave their life so that our country enjoys freedom from Britishers who ruined our country. We have actually forgotten the cost our freedom fighters have paid to achieve this independence. We hardly remember our struggle for freedom but history tells us that it was not achieved in one day. Various regional revolutions that rose against the British Empire were Kittur Rebellion in Karnataka, Sannyasi Rebellion in Bengal, Santhal Rebellion in Bengal, and Kutch Rebellion in Saurashatra. The main Indian freedom struggle began with the Revolution of 1857. The revolt started because of the growing difference between the Indian soldiers and their British officers. On March, 1857, Mangal Pandey a soldier of the Indian army attacked British Sergeant. For this he was hanged to death. After that the revolt broke out in other places such as Meerut, Lucknow, Jhansi, and Kanpur.
Then India’s freedom struggle took a new turn. Organized movement started in India. In the year 1867, Dadabahi Naoroji established East India Association. Surendranath Banerjee formed Indian National Association in 1876. The organization was inspired by A.O. Hume who was a retired British civil servant. Arya Samaj, Brahmo Samaj and other socio-religious groups were also formed. Great men like Rabindra Nath Tagore, Sri Aurobindo, Dadabhai Naoroji, Swami Vivekananda, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Subramanya Bharathy, Bankim Chandra Chatterjee and Sir Syed Ahmed Khan ignited the passion of freedom in the minds of the common people of India.
The Indian national movement took a major turn with the help of the members of the Indian National Congress. Bal Gangadhar Tilak was the first person to demand for Swaraj which means freedom. His famous sentence “Swaraj is my birthright, and I shall have it” inspired many Indians. In the year 1885 the first meeting of the Indian National Congress was arranged in Bombay. In the year 1907 the Indian National Congress got split into two halves – The Extremist and the Moderates. The prominent leaders of the Extremist group were Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Lala Lajpat Rai and Bipin Chandra Pal. The moderates included Dadabhai Naoroji, Gopal Krishna Gokhale and Pherozeshah Mehta.
India’s freedom struggle gained a new momentum with the entry of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. He is a popular Indian leader and joined the Indian freedom struggle after returning from South Africa. Gopal Krishna Gokahale became his mentor. Gandhi’s ideas and views about conducting non-violent struggle against the British appeared baseless to some Congressmen.
The first non-cooperation movement urged the common people of India to use Khadi and Indian made goods. It also urged the Indians to boycott everything which has British connection. It became very popular but Gandhiji withdrew the movement after the Chauri Chaura incident which killed twenty two police men. On 12th March, 1930 he started Dandi March or Salt Satyagraha.
In the 1900s many revolutionary activities also started in different states such Bengal, Orissa, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, and Punjab. India’s freedom struggle reached its climax with the formation of Indian National Army or INA in the year 1942 by Subhash Chandra Bose. In 1942 Gandhiji launched another movement called the Quit India movement. Then series of India’s freedom struggle continued to till independence and finally in the year 1947 India became independent.
Are you aware of Indian National Symbols?

Can Poor Survive In Our Country

Today poverty is increasing as country is developing . Expenditure on vegetables is rising. Urban Indians’ expenditure on vegetables is more than that on protein-rich items or on sugar. The same holds for rural Indians. India is the second largest producer, after China, of vegetables and fruits in the world. Something is seriously wrong in the veggie economy. Vegetable prices have, in fact, been rising impressively over the last five years, irrespective of monsoon performance.

As for dal, we are in a jam. India’s pulse production has been flat-lining for 30 years. So, pricier pulses are not a surprise at any time. There are limited import options for pulses and whenever price expectations in food economy are on the higher side. Already the price of some vegetables are rising high to add to this the price of cereals are also increasing and among it the arahar dal is topping the list which doubled as compared to the past and becoming out of reach for the middle class is not at all withing the reach of poor .

If nothing is done soon to content the price very soon many lives are going to starve and malnourishment is on the way and many more going to come especially those who are relying on the cereals entirely for whom vegetable are not in their reach. It is not so for the higher class for whom its very easy to procure it even if price is higher but if difficult for the middle class like us .even I rely on the cereals like all and even I am finding it difficult ;leaving some cereals the most sought and fed upon cereals are riding high as price is compare.

Temperature in most parts of the country this year has been 3-4 degrees above normal for the last three months. This has cut the output of expensive vegetables and fruits and their already high prices are unlikely to east in the near future. Prices of potatoes and tomatoes are also ruling high. The Union finance minister has said so, holding lower production and a consequential supply shortage responsible for the high price of pulses, oilseeds, sugar and some other commodities. The domestic production of pulses is woefully short of requirement. Though the government has allowed duty-free import of pulses, supply in the international market is limited. The scarcity of sugar, on the other hand, is of the government’s making, though the country is in a position to produce enough sugar for domestic consumption and even exports. The same is true also of food grains. The second factor responsible for high food inflation, especially of the consumer price index, is market imperfections in retail. These too cannot be legislated away. Improving retail marketing of food items, both through a wider public distribution system and through a more efficient private retail trade, is the only way in which existing market distortions can be tackled and prices moderated. The government could consider permitting import of vegetables, especially potato and onion, and other commodities.

And with the government moving in a suspiciously slow manner over tackling these issues, the common man’s pockets are not likely to breathe easy anytime soon.
Mrs Arora says that she has stopped buying which are high in prices and has started buying veggies like spinach. Not only she but many housewife’s are being affected by price rise in veggies and cereals and cut down their budgets. And those who are below poverty line think about those families and houses, how they will be surviving and running their house? Its a curse upon poor people because they cant even buy things which are basic and common.

How long will this price rise last?

Can a poor survive in this inflation?

Exploitation of women in India

Although government and other law-enforcing agencies have taken stern steps to put an end to these outrageous acts of street sexual violence, the problems of sexual offense still continue to haunt the society. The alarming thing is that most cases of eve teasing go unreported to the police for concern of public exposure and humiliation. So getting an accurate statistics of eve teasing is not an easy task. Unable to escape from the harrowing experience of being sexually abused, many victims of eve teasing commit suicide.

In India, every 51minutes a woman is sexually harassed; every 21 minutes one woman is molested. Eve teasing is something that a woman has to contend with everyday. So what is it with Indian men and eve teasing? Is it the frustration of sex or just another mode of fun?
Offenses against Women in India

  • Acid Attacks on women
  • Molestation in empty train compartments
  • Outraging of Modesty in Offices
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Eve Teasing in Buses, etc
  • Sexual Assaults in Discotheques, Pubs, Public places
  • Humiliation of Women
  • Stalking & Following
  • Alcoholic Offenses
  • In April 2005, a 17-year-old college girl was raped on Marine Drive–a popular Mumbai promenade–by a policeman. The Shiv Sena, a powerful local political party that controls large sections of Mumbai, condemned the rape, but also added that women should not wear revealing clothes and mingle with men. The victim’s clothes, her companions, her occupation and her habits are all used to put her on trial.

    Laws and Section:-
     
    Section 298 (A) and (B) of the (IPC), which sentences a man found guilty of making a girl or woman the target of obscene gestures, remarks, songs or recitation for a maximum tenure of three months. Section 292 of the IPC clearly spells out that showing pornographic or obscene pictures, books or slips to a woman or girl draws a fine of Rs.2000 with two years of rigorous imprisonment for first offenders. In case of repeated offence, when and if proved, the offender will be slapped with a fine of Rs.5000 with five years imprisonment. Under Section 509 of the IPC, obscene gestures, indecent body language and acidic comments directed at any woman or girl carries a penalty of rigorous imprisonment for one year or a fine or both.

    But then also these harassers come out of custody very easily or sometimes no action is taken against them. In some places special ladies trains are run,or some coaches are alloted only for ladies, or in crowd ladies police officers are kept in civil uniform so that they can easily catch teasers. but we all women should know how to protect us from these nuisance and shouldnt rely on police or law.
    Yeh aam baat hame badalni hogi,  apni ekta se, ek dusre ke saath se…!

    Rakhi Sawant’s Reality

    Rakhi Sawant – Drama Maharani

     

    Publicity stunts is always there where is Rakhi Sawant. She lives her life in front of the camera. In 2009 Rakhi Sawant began her search to find a man to marry – once again in front of the camera. ‘Rakhi Ka Swayamvar’ came on air. The show, like Rakhi, came with its share of controversies.

    There were reports of the show being fixed, of a contestant being married and so on. As the show was on air it was said that Rakhi will marry a man at the end of the show but it didn’t happened and the decision of getting engaged was taken by giving an excuse they they want to know each other more without facing camera. Finally, Rakhi selected NRI businessman from Canada, Elesh Parujanwala, as her ‘life partner.’ After selecting Elesh and staying together for weeks with him in a reality show named Pati Patni Aur Woh, Rakhi took the decision of not getting married to him. Even she told media about people using her name and pics on facebook and some other sites as these ID’s belong to Rakhi.

    How much is the reality of the reality shows like Rakhi Ka Swayamwar and coming up Rahul ka Swayamwar?

    Is this nature of Rakhi or its just a coincidence?

    Stress in life

    As many as 20 million Indians are believed to be suffering from mental illnesses, but there are only 3,500 psychiatrists and 1,500 psychiatric nurses to treat them, say experts. Not only does India lag far behind western countries when it comes to mental health manpower but it also falls short of some Asian countries, they say. Today we have lots of stress in our day to day life. We have stress of work, kid’s education, health, marriage and much more. We get depressed very fast and sometimes we suffer huge depression that we don’t like anything. We all go through ups and downs in our mood. Sadness is a normal reaction to life’s struggles, setbacks, and disappointments. Many people use the word “depression” to explain these kinds of feelings, but clinical depression is much more than just sadness.

    Some people describe depression as “living in a black hole” or having a feeling of impending doom. However, some depressed people don’t feel sad at all — instead, they feel lifeless, empty, and apathetic.
    Whatever the symptoms, depression is different from normal sadness in that it engulfs your day-to-day life, interfering with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep, and have fun. The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness are intense and unrelenting, with little, if any, relief. Depression varies from person to person. There can be many different reasons for single person facing depression. When someone faces depression he/she feels lonely, empty, hopeless, helplessness. Depression can affect anyone, irrespective of age, gender or race. It has been found to affect women twice as much as it affects men.

    Depression can have serious physiological as well as psychological consequences.There are some factors that can develop depression are: genetics, stress, poor health, hormonal imbalance, alcohol or abuse, early childhood trauma, unemployment or underemployment, relationship problems, loneliness, lack of support. There are different causes and each person is treated differently from other. Person suffering depression should be taken care that he/she is not left alone, given a lot of attention, they should be given love and should understand their feelings and situation. Depression varies in each teen like some have depression of study, or may have stress of parents love it may happen that they commit suicide. Adults have stress due to loss of independence or health problems.

    • Do not stress yourself too much with everyday tasks. Do not take more than you can handle.
    • Do not blame yourself for failures or have negative thoughts about life. Remember such thoughts arise because of the depressed state of your mind.
    • Develop new areas of interest or a new hobby. Explore areas that can keep your mind occupied and interested.
    • Do not take major decisions in your current condition. Leave that to close family members or trustworthy people.
    • Alcohol or other kinds of intoxicants worsens depression and will delay your recovery. Avoid them.
    • Exercise regularly. Even moderate exercises have a positive impact on overall health and can cheer you up.
    • Follow you doctor’s advice and do not miss out on appointments or any of the treatment plans.
    • Have medications on time, drink plenty of water and eat a balanced nutritious diet and get enough sleep.
    • It will take a few months for you to recover. Do not lose heart. Remember that depression is treatable and curable. There are so many people out there just like you who have maintained a positive outlook and defeated depression—so will you.

    कहानी

    कहानी……!
    जीवन एक नयी कहानी सी लगती  है,
    जैसे रोज़ खुदसे अनजानी सी लगती है,
    मैंने देखे न थे सपने कभी न जाने जैसे सपनो से डर लगता था,
    छोटी सी आँखों मैं खुशियों का समंदर तो था,
    पर न जाने उनके खो जाने का एहसास क्यूँ था,

    एक पल मैं जीवन बदल गया,
    तेरे आने से जैसे सब कुछ खिल सा गया,
    सुबह हुई महेके फूल, धुप मैं फिर झुलस गए,
    श्याम होने के इंतज़ार मैं न जाने कब मुरझा गए,
    ऐसी मेरी ही कहानी है जो लगती अनजानी है.