Sunday, 27 October 2013

Are The Women Safe in Their Daily Life ??

What is the meaning of ‘Suraksha’ (safety)? According to every woman, I think, it’s an independence of life – independence in lifestyle, and their own thoughts! What is the meaning of independence? Not only living in an independent country, but independent thought of the people who live in the country! For example; in many of villages in India; people hate female child and they force to the mother to abort the child! Is this an independent country, where a woman has no right to birth her angel? Do you call the country, a safe country for women? I wish she had Smart Suraksha with her to fight against this force! 

When I was in class six, suddenly my best friend Suhasini dropped the school for 1month. When she came back to school, I asked her the reason and she answered me that she was ill. After many days, when I became quite mature to call myself the best friend of my mom; I came to know the real fact from my mom. Suhasini was molested by her private teacher in her own home! 

Before a couple of month, at the midday, I was reading a book in my bedroom. Suddenly a quarreling-voice came to here. I went to veranda to know what is happened and came to see that one of my neighbors was quarrelling with her domestic helper. In the evening, I came to know that the husband of the neighbor molested the helper and his wife was quarreling to cover the person! 

Now tell me, where is ‘suraksha for women here? Women are just like eating materials here, whatever her age! It is a common think for a female employee to get bad behavior from the senior stuffs or male colleagues in offices.  It’s a common think for a female student to get misbehave in school and college.I really wish that all the girl in any age has Smart Suraksha with her to protect themselves. 
Lastly, I want to tell a story which I can’t forget till my death!  16 December 2012 in Munirka, Delhi; a 23-year-old woman and her male friend, were on their way home on the night of 16 December 2012 after watching the film Life of Pi. They boarded an off-duty charter bus at Munirka for Dwarka at about 9:30 pm. The woman was raped and injured after that and was died after 13days! I wish she had Smart Suraksha with her to secure herself in this insecure circumstance

 I am participating in the Seeking Smart Suraksha contest at in association with Smart Suraksha App.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Talk about India, from India with you

Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends out there! This is 11:30pm. 23rd October, 2013, Wednesday in India. After a long time, I’m here for you! How are you my friends? I was busying in last weeks for many festivals. You know, that in India, we have so many festivals in October-November months. Actually, we, Indians have huge festivals in all over the year than others! Today, we have celebrated Karva Chauth, a festival specially for married women. I’m going to share some story about it.

Karwa Chauth is a festival that provides an opportunity for all married women to get close to their in-laws. All married women observe fast that ensures the well-being, prosperity and longevity of their husbands. This Hindu festival has a cultural and social significance and all Indians celebrate this festival with great enthusiasm.

The festival of Karwa Chauth is celebrated mostly by North India. This event is growing bigger with each passing day. In addition to the traditional items such as henna, beauty products and fashionable clothes, the demand of special eateries are also gearing up. Nowadays, Karwa Chauth is more of fun than a serious festival.

Karva Chauth is a one day festival when devoted Hindu wives carry out auspicious rituals for the well being of their husbands. They fast the whole day without taking any food or water in order to show their devotion and readiness to suffer for their husbands and to ensure the long life of their husbands. In the evening the ladies listen to the Karva Chauth Katha (the legend). The fast is broken after sighting the moon.

 That evening, they are dressed in their finest, including jewelry and henna in preparation for the sighting of the moon. Married women worship Lord Shiva and His family including Lord Ganesha and break the fast only after sighting and making the offerings to the moon. The fasting of Karwa Chauth is strict and observed without taking any food or even a drop of water after sunrise till the sighting of the moon in the night, within sight of their husband. Then, they take the first bite of food and water from their husband. This should be followed by a special meal that has been prepared just for this event.

Well, that’s all for today. Take care of your family and yourself. Have a good day/ afternoon/evening/night! Namaskar.

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Destination India

West Bengal (PART-XVIII)

Hooghly (2)


The Imambara, built by Hazi Mohammad Mohsin, is situated on the bank of river Ganga in Chinsurah. The construction of the building started in the year 1841 and was completed in 1861, at the cost of Rs.2,17,413/- including a clock procured from England at  the cost of Rs.11,721/-.The two storied building consists of several rooms and has a wide entrance, with the main gate flanked by two 80 ft tall towers and a massive clock tower between them.

The walls are decorated with texts from Holy Koran and the interior is enriched with marbles, candle and lanterns. The mosque is situated north of the building. At the south there is an enclosed compound where the graves of Md. Mohasin & his relatives are present.

Hangseswari Temple




Hangseswari Temple is one of the very important temple among all the temples in Hooghly District & seven in West Bengal.  The structure of the  temples is the representation of 'Tantrik Satchakrabhed'. This 5 storied 'thirteen ratna' temple is situated near the Bansberia and Tribeni railway station  both of which is on the Howrah-Katwal main line. This 21 m high 19th century temple has 13 towers. The top of each tower is shaped as a lotus flower.  The main deity is made up of blue-neem wood. The five storey idol of Ira, Pingala, Bajraksha, Sushumna and Chitrini follows the structure of a human body.
Near to this temple there are also two other important temple named Ananta Basudeba Temple, which is decorated with very rich teracotta pointed plates and Swanbhaba Kali Temple built by Nrisinhadeb in 1788. 


Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay

Debanandapur village is the birthplace of Katha Silpi Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay, who was born on 15th September 1876. This village is one of the seven important villages, which formed the Sapta Gram during the Mughal era.

The dwelling place of Sarat Chandra is still present there and is frequented by tourists year-round. A library named Sarat Smrithi Pathagar and a museum housing belongings of the famous writer is present there. Four atchala temples of the 19th century can also be found there. Tourists having archaeological interests can visit the old Dol Mancha within the premises.

Chandannagar Museum & Indo French Institute

Among the cultural organizations of the Hoogly district, the most important is the “Institute De Chandannagar” is State-managed (Education Department) and recognized by the Government of India and France. The residence of the rest while French Administrator was set apart as an union property for locating the cultural centre but the supposed lack of French interest a pancity of French surveyors led to an alternate proposed being mooted in March 1955 for having a municipal museum. In February 1965 Mosieur Pompidre, the French Prime Minister by discussion with Lal Bahadur Sastri mutually agreed to set up the cultural centre in Indo-French collaboration not merely for the parochial benefit of Chandannagar, but for the Eastern India as a whole in 1966.   

The library and reading room was started with the donated book of Harihar Sett, a prominent citizen of Chandannagar along with a separate children corner. In 1956 the art gallery and museum was already started. The museum contains exhibits connected with local history of Chandannagar things used by Dupleix including a marble bust of him, various crafts and archaeological evident lain discovered in the District since the Gupta period. The library is indeed a rich storehouse of information relating to the administration of the last while French pockets in India.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Talk about India, from India with you

Good morning/Good afternoon/Good evening my friends out there! This is 11:30pm. 3rd October, 2013, Thursday in India. How are you my friends? Another Durga Utsav is coming in our way in India. All the people are enjoying their preparation for this festival. I have also shopped so many dresses and saris and the process is going on!
Yesterday, we have celebrated the Birthday of the ‘Father of Nation’, Mahatma Gandhiji as Gandhi Jayanti. Allow me to say something about him.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Mahatma Gandhi, the apostle of peace was born on 2nd October 1869 at Porbandar in Gujarat. Gandhi Jayanti is celebrated on the very day every year as the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of India.
In his autobiography "My experiments with Truth" Gandhi recalls that his childhood and teen age years were characterized by education in a local school, marriage to Kasturba at the age of 13 and an intrinsic love for ‘truth’ and ‘duty’.
Gandhi, as he was popularly called, proved that non-violence is the most effective instrument of social change. His teachings are promoted even today to avoid violence and find peaceful solutions to conflicts. Through his sheer dedication and self-belief, Gandhi freed India from the British Raj (British Rule). He proved to the world that freedom can be achieved through the path of non-violence.

For Gandhi ‘Non-violence’ and 'Truth' were two inalienable virtues. He summed up the entire philosophy of his life as: "The only virtue I want to claim is truth and non-violence. I lay no claim to super human powers: I want none".

The United Nations General Assembly announced on 15th June, 2007 that October 2nd will be celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence.

Well, that’s all for today. Have a great weekend. Take care of your family and yourself. Have a good day/ afternoon/evening/night! Namaskar.