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“I was too young to notice,

that the man who gave me a chocolate, was not Santa Clause”

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Dear God,

You must be already knowing who I am, and so, may be, I don’t need any introduction. I thought of visiting you, but I never got a chance to move out of my dorm, and the only time I did go out, my masters never left my hand that I could go anywhere else.

I don’t have more time now, I am weak, I am going to die soon. Two weeks back, when I was very weak, and kept having diarrhea, some man in a white coat had come to examine me, he took my blood and left. I clearly remember the time, 3:09pm, when he left, because after that time, I have not got a single morsel of food. However, they gave me water, but that too, was dirty. As if, it was an obligation for them. My master had said, “Saale ko AIDS hai, marne do, ab kuch kaam ka nahi”, when the guard pleaded him to provide me food. He had seen me crying, struggling, licking my sweaty arms to quench my thirst after the jar of dirty water was done.

I am writing to you, precisely because I want to request you to not make me human the next time you plan to send me back to earth. It is very painful to be one. It was painful when they sent me to some dirty people who inserted something back, which pained a lot. It bleed, it had bruises which were though tended nicely by my Master, but before it could heal, some other Man would again practice same on me. I had stitches also, it gave me more pain when I went to excrete my wastes. I asked him to get me something to reduce this pain, but he would apply a cream which burnt and gave double the pain than relief and eventually, I decided to mitigate suffering by not complaining.

As the years went, and I turned an adolescent from a child, more dirty tricks were played on me. They used to ask me to dress on wierd clothes which they provided me, and asked me to dance, by touching their bodies. They used to burn my skin by their cigarette tips and used to laugh when I cried. Some people were more dangerous. They used to hit me, or insert foreign objects in my body and laugh. I used to cry to my Master to not send me to such people, but he always told me, “You are been bought by me, and so, you need to do all this. If you won’t, I won’t earn and you will die hungry”. I was too scared or dumb to realize that hunger was a better death than this. 

I once asked my Master, “where are those people who used to take me to Garden, feed me candies, and send me school? Where are Aai-baba?” and he simply replied, that they only sent me here. I started hating my parents too, until yesterday, when my the guard, of my dorm, told me that a man who worked in my father’s shop, had tried to rape my mother, for which, my father removed him from work, and filed a case. That man pleaded him that he has served him for 15 years and he should be spared, but my dad did not listen and he was imprisoned for 6 years. I was 2 by then and did not remember all this. He told me, that he had offered me a chocolate when I was just out of my school (I clearly remember this incident, it still remains fresh in my memory. How he, offered me chocolate, and next when I woke up, I was on his shoulders wrapped by a thick black shawl. I was too terrified to shout, and didn’t realise who was carrying me. I was then given to some man in white attire and long beard, who had two servants who injected me again. I clearly remember those 15 minutes I spent on someone’s shoulder, for then, my life has been total darkness) and then he told me, how I was sold to Master, and that I am here like many other children, who are kept in separate dorms and are not allowed to meet.

I miss my parents. I don’t know how they must be feeling. Today, I turn 17 years old, as my Guard had wished me in the morning. I don’t even know what is the date. But I am sure, I won’t see tomorrow. And that is the very reason, I asked Guard to give me a pen and a paper, for I wanted to request you to not make a human againI hope letter reaches you, and that Master doesn’t tear it, like he has done to everything that I have written before.

Yours unloved and unnamed.

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“Child abuse and flesh trade of children is still prevalent in our country. The entire lives of poor souls who are meant to play goes in suffering, Together we shall fight this evil and award the most harsh punishment to the one involved in this”

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Here again, the nation erupts in a fit of rage to oppose something so inhuman that it causes a gulp in throat and a hole in stomach even by hearing a percent of details of what happened in Delhi, Yes, I am talking about the Gang Rape. Today, right outside my classes, I was asked a question by one of my friend, “Why is this thing hyped so much? Aren’t there many other worse cases of rape to be tended to? Why only this?”. When I came home, my sister tells me about a tweet where an article was published about a women who has been in coma for past 39 years after she was Gang-Raped. I also have a friend who wrote an article yesterday, “Meet the black dot people”, which I personally loved a lot. Everywhere, there is a hue and cry about getting the rapists castrated, hanged, stoned, given to people and so on.

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Source: Google Images

There has been pooling of ideas too, major discussions and just an hour back, I saw Mr. Shinde announcing safeguard measures that will be taken in order to prevent such acts. Politicians have claimed that this case will be considered as
“Rarest of rare cases” and the rapists will be hanged. But then, I read somewhere that “Rarest of rare cases” is awarded only when the victim dies, which here, won’t be applicable and hence, in the end, nothing will happen.

So how? How will someone curb such menace? How will people make this country a safe place? What according to you is the problem? Isn’t it the attitude?

Yes, It is the attitude. It is the teachings and preachings of the orthodox elderly who when asked about how could you curb such happenings will answer with an intellectual pride that, the girls shall stay indoors after 9.00 pm, wear dupattas and all other crap. It is the same attitude that when a girl would go to complain about rape/molestation, will be given a smirk, or a cheesy/cheap smile to the victim, which will do nothing but make the victim weak and encourage culprits to go for more heinous crimes like this with zest and vigour.

Although, society needs to set examples and fear by awarding harsh and rigorous punishments to such beasts who can’t be termed as MAN, nor as Animals. But, besides additional security, besides punishments, besides death, what is needed is an Attitude Change. At first, every minister, every police officer and every influential men in this country who says, that the reason for rape is Victim, or victim’s dress which was provocative or victim’s behaviour or victim’s act of staying out on streets after 9 pm, needs to be sent to rehab or school or just imprison them as such people are not needed by society. I mean, come on, People who can’t think rationally, or with sense, how are they going to lead us, or protect us or why should we give them power to influence us?

Secondly, every parent needs to make their kids understand, or rather brainwash like how those terrorist groups do in the name of Jihad, that RAPE IS BAD. It should be hammered to their brain, that raping will destroy them, or make them impotent or destroy their genitals or any shit crap, but should be so nicely imbibed that not a single man would ever attempt that. Its a universal truth that a criminal is not by birth, but he grows with his upbringing, and surroundings and situations around. Even schools should make their students learn that Rape is the worse thing on earth. It’s the collective condemn by society which will make difference. What are we doing now? Don’t we blame the victim than the culprit? Don’t we teach “Not to get raped” instead of “Not to rape”. Society is entirely mislead. We need education or at least brain wash. I would also say, Religious Institutions shall make provisions in religion regarding this. India, being religion blinded country, it will help a lot.

Since, all these changes will take time to show effect, in the meanwhile, we can keep awarding punishments like “Complete ban by society” on rapists, Castration which will be the best solution as any man, given a choice between emasculation and death, would chose the latter (this line comes from “Meet the black dot people” post), or rigorous imprisonment for years and heavy fine, Even handing them to society and public beating will suffice. Humiliation to the culprit may help in reducing this problem too.

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Source: Google Images

To all those people who blame invasion of western culture as a cause for rape, “The mobile phone that you are using is a cause of cancer too my friend, why don’t you live the Indian way, do farming without appliances or meditate on mountains?”. To all those people who are giving moral lectures, “I am sorry Boss, You are no one to teach anyone what to wear, and if you want to teach someone anything, go and teach the men who get seduced so easily that they don’t even think of what they going to do next.”

TO OTHERS, DON’T BE THAT GUY: —


And here we are; Just when, we all thought, that only middle east netas, rajas and our Indian babus only have stupid reasons to justify rape that according to them happens only because of a woman’s fault, that she was flirting, or drinking or wearing revealing clothes, here we have Mr. Richard Mourdock, Indiana Republican claiming “Pregnancy after rape is what God Intended”

In one of the debates held recently, Richard Mourdock, candidate for US Senate in Indiana claimed that while rape was itself horrible, pregnancies resulting from it should be accepted by the woman as God’s will.

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This takes a step further and it won’t be long when some of our babu will also claim something on these lines as copying Americans is like a fashion in Asia. Although, I don’t propagate abortion out here, I ask a question, that why shouldn’t a women, be it any, have full rights to her body? Rapists don’t carry condoms along and hence, Pregnancy happens. This certainly doesn’t make it God-Intended. God doesn’t send Rapists to bring life on earth.

One thing which our society clearly teaches is, “Don’t get Raped”, rather than “Don’t Rape”. How wonderful it would be, if every parent nurtures their son in a way that they are themselves repulsed by rape. Why can’t we change the blame from the victim to the perpetrator?

I don’t even voice any opinion like the life should be killed as it is caused by a Rape. Even that decision should be left to the woman who has suffered through a rapist (Sorry, I can’t even call him MAN). Rape itself is anti-life who kills the person from inside and leaves deep scars throughout their lives, in most of the cases rendering her incapable of loving or living happily and independently and then comes Mr. Richard Mourdock who is reported to have said, “I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”

As rightly said by Ms. Karuna John of Tehelka, while writing about the same topic and Khaap leaders who always seem to have come with the most stupid decisions of justice and who are the most lively male chauvinists of our Country; “Dear khaap elders, how about demanding that rape be a zero tolerance crime? How about demanding that rapists be given the strictest of punishment? How about demanding that the victim be helped to heal? This might actually make for good publicity. Or would you rather that someone like this American politician Richard Mourdock come over and share his wise views over a hookah at the village square with you? While you are at it, why not invite the Taliban and they will share their bright ideas on women, rape and other things you all seem to be experts at.”

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Meanwhile, let’s wait for the political corrections which Mr. Mourdock will speak out sooner of  later, as I am sure, his folly won’t go well with at least sensible people.

and yes, Mr. Richard – Rape is not God-willed, Please.

 


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“Permits the fare hike with a caveat that autos and taxis will provide good services to passengers”

    —— Mr. Prithviraj Chavan (Chief Minister)

GHANTAAAAAA !!!

                 And here we have, another fare hike, third within a year. The Auto fares and Taxi fares have inflated from Rs. 12 to Rs. 15 and Rs. 2 in case of taxis. Apparently, this one comes without any fuss. Without any useless hoodlum by the Unions of both the transports, or strike or anything. There is one of this stupid Hakim Committee, who submits a stupid calculation taking in mind rising cost inflation index which does not affect common man at all according to him, which is too evident.

                The most funny thing is, Mr. Prithviraj Chavan says that good services will be provided to passengers and today itself, I was turned down by 7 rickshaw wallahs. The fare hike is at one place, but then who will look into the tampered meters? Half or more than half have not been converted even to electronic meters and then, I already hear people saying, if you put a magnet over electronic meter, the meter runs. The corruption increases at one end, whereas the expenses at other. The Government works for the rich class and the unions get the work done for low class as they will Vote and elect them. What about middle class? The class that works and runs the country?

               How will a middle class man vote, because he won’t get voting card on time, whereas the entire procedure makes him run here and there. Where will middle class common man go and form his own cartel? This is one of the most unorganized group, where will they have unions? Do they have time for that? They have to fill stomach of their family, save money for further expenses. Basically, no one thinks about that class as they are of no benefits. They selflessly or selfishly work. Selflessly as they will work work work, which increases economy of the country. They run businesses which helps the country grow. They pay taxes which leads to development of civic amenities. Selfishly because they do everything just to feed their families. However, all the efforts are in some way or other, made for country’s development. The working class, the common man.

              I am not discriminating or bifurcating classes here. This has been since ages. There are housing projects and innumerable other type of projects for poor, and the rich will bribe and get their work done by the Government. Who suffers in the end, is only the middle class man. The one with no organized cartel or common interest group. The one without time.

              Keeping this aside, who is now going to fight for us? cover us? keep the promise made to us that better services shall be provided? Who will take care that meter tampering doesn’t happen? Who will control further hike in prices of consumables which will also increase since transport costs increased? Who will increase the frequency of buses? Who will increase frequency of trains? Who will facilitate smooth transport? Problem free roads? Risk free traffic? and the answer is NO ONE.

              And again, after a few more days, these rickshawwallahs and taxiwallahs will demand hike. Again, it shall be hiked, and we will suffer. We will suffer because we don’t have time to fight. We won’t fight because the Government mechanism makes the life hell of the one who wants to fight for justice. We won’t fight because if we dare to, the plaintiff’s house will be stoned or put fire to by the defendants. We won’t fight for us, survival is more important than anything else.

I am sure, there are more debates and discussions over how much a poor man suffers, for which I will be emotionally made to lose the opinion of middle class suffering. But as a whole, in a city like Bombay (now, Mumbai), please keep your eyes open for the reality.

—— Some of the BBM Statuses and Twitter tweets I read on hike today ————-

“Soon, Autowallahs will buy a sea facing apartment” —— Ketki Barfiwala 😀

“Hey people who pronounce “ask” as “aks”, with the fare hike, at least they will get it right when they will try to say, “risk mat le, bhaari padega”” – One of the tweet 😀

“Auto Rickshaw fare today is expensive than a stock price of Kingfisher Airline .. Time time ki baat hai mere dost” — Mili Shah’s Broadcast 😀

— Well, most of the tweets abuses everything and everyone involved there. Hahaahhaa 😛

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                                                                                                          — Maulik Doshi