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Two Faces Of Masculinity From The Crude Real World Supposedly Belonging To Men In The Eyes Of Feminists!

Men Will Keep Losing Lives For The Sake Of Society!

Men Will Keep Losing Lives For The Sake Of Society!

*Scene One*

This year in the month of September a senior police officer, belonging to IPS cadre, tried to commit suicide in Maharashtra. Such news report now do not stir the emotions of common mass other than creating short-lived ripples within some sensitive minds. Even when it forces the thinking class to take cognizance of such news items, the centre of gravity in these discussions remain governed by flimsy causes and after a certain period the issue gets swept under the carpet.
 

In this particular sensational incident, this senior police officer was at the receiving end of humiliating gestures at the hands of another junior officer, belonging to IAS cadre. This harassment continued for a certain period of time and seeing no way to get out of this mess this hard-working and honest police official set himself on fire. The reason why this police officer faced the ire of this junior IAS officer was that he had found this junior officer responsible for alleged irregularities in the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). This IPS officer in his capacity as the Chief Vigilance Officer of the MSRTC submitted an inquiry report, which found this officer guilty, who was, ironically, the head of this department at that point of time.

That’s one of the few examples from world of ours, which contradicts the claims of  feminists always unfailingly harping on the same string that world belongs to men! Unfortunately, they never realize that it’s rough, cruel and hellish for men-at-large for most of the time. The wives of such hard-working honest officials, who see such husbands as no more than a source to have ready cash all the time for their sense gratification, either in form of buying costly jewelries, costly attires, rarely come to realize what’s actually the state of affairs in lives of the their husbands. Worse, being unaware of the harsh realities prevailing in the world of men, the women show no haste in throwing tantrums on one pretext or another.

Husbands usually do not protest over such whimsical demands of wives since in their eyes giving way to demands of their wives appears to be some sort of fulfilling one’s duty towards them! And that’s how women come to rule over them and in turn exploit them.  Ironically, now laced with new rights, wives have become more possessive, greedy and irrational. It’s a sad declaration but it’s true that scenario would not change in future. It would remain the same, wherein husbands like, bonded labourers, would continue to serve their wives, even as they remained at the receiving end of most tragic developments in world outside the confines of drying room.

Suicide By Men Is Not A Serious Issue For Governments!

Suicide By Men Is Not A Serious Issue For Governments!

  *Scene Two*      

In one of the famous restaurants of Allahabad, popular among love birds, arrived one such couple. Everything went alright between these two lovers, enjoying a happy conversation amid refreshments. Suddenly, a call arrived on the phone of male friend and he went on to have a long conversation. Being suspicious about the nature of the phone call, the female partner inquired about it from her lover. The explanation offered by the male partner did not appear convincing to her and that led to heated debate between the two. The happy mood gave way to high voltage drama marred by panic and tension. The female partner, who belonged to elite class, being unaware of the consequences of involving police, telephoned the police station of that area stating she was being sexually assaulted. The police acted in prompt manner, beating his male partner black and blue, right in front of her eyes, dragged him to the police station.

The girl who did not imagine such fatal consequences and to an extent feeling sorry about the whole episode informed the police officer in the police station that her complaint was fake! She telephoned merely to teach a fitting lesson to his male partner! Perhaps she did not want that matter should reach to their homes, which was going to be the case in next few minutes. The police, taking a liberal view on the whole episode, released both of them warning them not to indulge in such drama again, which involved police. The couple promising them to behave responsibly left the police station with happy and relaxed faces. Such boyfriends, new face of masculinity in modern times would grow in numbers, willing to serve their girlfriends at all costs, no matter if it involves putting at stake one’s self-respect! 

Girlfriends Would Continue To Exploit Men At All Levels!

Girlfriends Would Continue To Exploit Men At All Levels!

Reference:

India Today 

News Item Published In Dainik Jagaran

Hindi Version Of This Article By Me

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यथार्थ से उठायी गयी मर्दानगी की दो अलग-अलग तस्वीरे: अफ़सोस ऐसा होता ही रहेगा!

… और पुरुष मर्दानगी के चलते ऐसे ही मरते रहेंगे उस समाज के लिए जो उनकी क़द्र नहीं करता :-(

… और पुरुष मर्दानगी के चलते ऐसे ही मरते रहेंगे उस समाज के लिए जो उनकी क़द्र नहीं करता :-(


                                                     *तस्वीर एक* 
                                
इसी साल सितम्बर महीने में महाराष्ट्र में एक सीनिअर पुलिस अफसर ने आत्महत्या करने की कोशिश की. ऐसी बाते हमारे भारतीय परिदृश्य में आम जनमानस के एक अल्पकालिक सनसनी के सिवाय ज्यादा कुछ पैदा नहीं करती। कुछ बतकही होती है इधर उधर की कुछ समय तक और फिर मामला ठंडा पड़ जाता है. लेकिन मै कुछ सोचने पर मजबूर हो गया. इस घटना के पीछे इस अधिकारी की प्रताड़ना थी जो ये एक अपने से जूनियर आई ए एस के हाथो कई वर्षो से झेल रहा था. वो भी इस वजह से कि इस अफसर ने ईमानदारी से काम करते हुए इस अधिकारी को एक इन्क्वायरी रिपोर्ट में कुछ मामलो में दोषी पाया था। और बात इस कदर बढ़ी कि इस अफसर ने अपने को आग के हवाले कर लिया। 

इस घटना का उल्लेख करने की वजह ये है कि जिन ऐसी अफसरो की बीवियाँ गहनो और महँगी साड़ियों से सुसज्जित पति को प्राप्त हर सुख सुविधा का भोग करती है उनको शायद इस बात का जरा सा भी अंदेशा नहीं रहता कि उनके पति किस तरह के समस्यायों से जूझ रहे है. उस पर से तुर्रा ये कि किसी चीज़ की कमी बेसी पर आसमान सर पर उठा लेने में जरा भी देर नहीं लगाती है. और ये घर घर की कहानी है. इस घर और ऑफिस के दो पाटो में हर मर्द पिस जाता है लेकिन अपने शोषण पर उफ़ नहीं करता क्योकि ये उसको अपना कर्त्वय लगता है. और जबकि इनकी पत्नियाँ हर तरह के अधिकारो से लैस इस तरह के मर्दो को कोल्हू का बैल बना के रखती है. और जिस तरह से इनको अधिकार मिलते ही जा रहे है उससे नहीं लगता कि आने वाले समय में परिदृश्य बदलेगा।     

                                                      *तस्वीर दो*

इलाहाबाद का एक प्रसिद्ध रेस्टॉरंट जहा हमेशा की तरह आधुनिक प्यार को विस्तार देते कई प्रेमी प्रेमिकाएँ बैठे है. इन्ही तमाम जोड़ो में से एक के बीच ऐसा हुआ. एक प्रेमी प्रेमिका बैठे हुए है कि अचानक प्रेमी का मोबाइल बज उठता है जिस पर वो किसी से लम्बी बात करता है तो प्रेमिका ने डिटेल्स लेनी चाहिए लेकिन प्रेमी के जवाब से संतुष्ट ना हुई. और जो इन दोनों के बीच मधुर बातो का सिलसिला चल रहा था वो तकरार के भयंकर रूप में परिवर्तित हो गया. बात यहाँ तक बढ़ी कि प्रेमिका ने तुरंत पुलिस को फ़ोन पर सूचित किया कि उसके साथ छेड़ छाड़ हो रही है. ऐसे मामलो में अति सक्रिय पुलिस तुरंत आ पहुँची और उसके बॉयफ्रैन्ड को तुरंत मारते पीटते थाने ले गए. प्रेमिका चूँकि एलिट क्लास से थी सो उसको अंदाजा ना था कि फ़ोन करने पर ऐसा भी हो सकता है. बात क्योकि अब थाने और घरवालो तक पहुचने वाली थी सो प्रेमिका ने मामले को खत्म करने के इरादे से सच बता दिया कि ऐसा कुछ नहीं था. वो केवल बॉयफ्रेन्ड को सबक सीखना चाहती थी. सो पुलिस ने हलकी से दोनों को चेतावनी देते हुए दोनों को छोड़ दिया। दोनों भविष्य में ऐसा ना करने की कसम खाते हुए फिर से इकट्ठा साथ निकल लिए. मर्दानगी के आधुनिक नमूने इस तरह के बॉयफ्रेंड की फसलें सदा लहलहाती रहेंगी जिसे इस तरह की लड़किया हमेशा अपने हिसाब से काटती रहेगी।

 

प्यार कम और तकरार ज्यादा होता है आज अधिकारो के हक़ की वजह से !!!

प्यार कम और तकरार ज्यादा होता है आज अधिकारो के हक़ की वजह से !!!

 

Reference:

India Today

News Item Published In Dainik Jagaran.

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Beginning Of A New Era: Men’s Rights News Reports Which Featured In Newspapers Published From Lucknow And Allahabad

Author Of This Post At Fifth Men's Rights National Conference Held In Nagpur, Maharashtra,  From August 16- August 18, 2013.

Author Of This Post At Fifth Men’s Rights National Conference Held In Nagpur, Maharashtra, From August 16- August 18, 2013.


The Fifth Men’s Rights  National Conference, held in Nagpur in the second week of August 2013,  got tremendous coverage in mainstream media in Allahabad and Lucknow. It’s matter of self-pride since newspapers in this region are still not that familiar with concept of men’s rights. It’s a new phenomenon for them. In fact, issues pertaining to rights of men are still taken in lighter vein. Even the ones who are supposed to be more informed than ordinary class of people like reporters, editors and lawyers remain nonchalant when they come to hear about exploitation of men.

Fortunately, the extensive coverage of news related with Men’s Rights National Conference held in Nagpur marks a beginning of new era in this part of India. I am sure in coming days talks related with rights of men will not evoke irresponsible remarks. Have a look at the various news reports which appeared in Allahabad region’s prominent newspapers. It proved to be a herculean task to make them find meaning in talks related with men’s issues.I am happy that I was able to shatter the inertness prevalent in the minds of people who are supposed to be the custodians of human rights and made them understand the seriousness attached with cause of men.  Many thanks to those reporters, editors and lawyers who responded positively as I spoke about the rights of men. Hope the cause of men’s attain new heights in coming days

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1. The Times Of India

The Times Of India, September 01, 2013

The Times Of India, September 01, 2013

Link Related To This News Report: The Times Of India, Allahabad Edition

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2. Northern India Patrika 

Northern India Patrika: Oldest English Newspaper In Allahabad Region Gave Enough Coverage To Rights Of Men...

Northern India Patrika: Oldest English Newspaper In Allahabad Region Gave Enough Coverage To Rights Of Men…

Link To This News Report:  Northern India Patrika

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3.  Daily News Activist Published From Lucknow

Daily News Activist Published This News Report On September 26, 2013.

Daily News Activist Published This News Report On September 26, 2013.

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4. Jansandesh Times Published From Allahabad, Varanasi, Gorakhpur And Lucknow. 

This News Report  Published In  Jansandesh Times Created Huge Sensation In Various Important Circles.

This News Report Published In Jansandesh Times Created Huge Sensation In Various Important Circles.

Links Related To This News Report Published On October 03, 2013:  Visit The Archives Section Of Jandsandesh Times

And yes, many thanks to Amlesh Vikram Singh,  Correspondent associated with Jansandesh Times,  who made sincere efforts to get this news report published.  

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An Important News Item Related With Rights Of Men:

Deciphering The Significance Of Men’s Rights On Indowaves

Deciphering The  Significance Of Men’s Rights Movement Published In Northern India Patrika 

Deciphering The Significance Of Men’s Rights Movement On Website 498.in 

It's Not Bad To Aware Of One's Worth And Contributions..Many thanks to The Lord Almighty...

It’s Not Bad To Be Aware Of One’s Worth And Contributions..Many thanks to The Lord Almighty…

 


समाज की दशा और दिशा तब सुधरेगी जब पुरुषो का उत्पीडन बंद होगा, पुरुष विरोधी कानूनों का खात्मा होगा!!

नागपुर  अधिवेशन में आये पुरुष अधिकारों को जाग्रत करने ये समर्पित कार्यकर्ता

नागपुर अधिवेशन में आये पुरुष अधिकारों को जाग्रत करने ये समर्पित कार्यकर्ता :-)

नागपुर में पिछले महीने पुरुष अधिकारों के प्रति समर्पित सेव इंडिया फॅमिली फाउंडेशन (SIFF) ने अपने पांचवे राष्ट्रीय सम्मलेन का भव्य और सफल आयोजन किया। मुख्य समारोह जो तीन दिनों का था, १६ अगस्त से लेकर १८ अगस्त तक, का  आयोजन नागपुर से १०० किलोमीटर दूर पेंच टाइगर रिज़र्व के शांत और रमणीक स्थल पर हुआ. पेंच के जंगल नोबेल पुरस्कार विजेता रुडयार्ड किपलिंग से सम्बन्ध रखता है जहा पे उन्होंने मशहूर किरदार मोगली को जन्म दिया। बहरहाल इसी जगह पे तीन दिनों तक वैचारिक कसरत में सलंग्न रहना एक संवेदनशील मुद्दे पर एक सुखद और यादगार अनुभव रहा. ये कहने में कोई सकोच नहीं कि पुरुष अधिकारों के प्रति अभी भी बहुत बड़ा वर्ग उदासीन है लिहाज़ा ऐसे आयोजन समय की मांग बन गए है जो इस मुद्दे पे देश और देश के बाहर एक उपयुक्त भूमि का निर्माण कर सके.

इस सम्मलेन का आयोजन राजेश वखारिया और नागपुर की SIFF टीम ने नागपुर में अन्य महत्तवपूर्ण संस्थाओ के साथ मिलकर किया जिनमे रविन्द्र दरक का योगदान सराहनीय था. इस राष्ट्रीय सम्मलेन में  SIFF की देश भर में फैली शाखाओ ने शिरकत की जिसमे बेंगालूरू , पुणे, मुंबई, लखनऊ, कन्याकुमारी, चेन्नई, इलाहबाद, हैदराबाद, नई  दिल्ली और अन्य जगहों से आये सत्रह राज्यों के कुल १५० से अधिक् जुझारु कार्यकर्ताओ ने अपनी सहभागिता दर्ज करायी जिन्होंने देश भर में फैले 40,000 एक्टिविस्ट्स का प्रतिनिधित्व किया। इसके साथ ही कुछ प्रसिद्ध विदेशी संस्थाओ जिसमे मैरिटल जस्टिस, यूनाइटेड किंगडम और  इन्साफ, यूनाइटेड स्टेट्स ऑफ़ अमेरिका, प्रमुख थे ने भी अपनी उपस्थिति दर्ज कराई। उल्लेखनीय बात ये रही कि जर्मनी, जापान, ऑस्ट्रेलिया, रूस, सिंगापुर और मिडिल ईस्ट से भी एक्टिविस्टस का आगमन हुआ.

सम्मलेन में चलती रही ऐसी कई परिचर्चाये सम्मानित सदस्यों के बीच !!

सम्मलेन में चलती रही ऐसी कई परिचर्चाये सम्मानित सदस्यों के बीच !!

समारोह में मैंने एक लेखक/ब्लॉगर की हैसियत से अपनी सहभागिता दर्ज कराई। चूंकि पुरुष अधिकारों में बहुत पहले से विचार विमर्श में सलंग्न रहा हूँ जो मेरे कई लेखो में उभर कर सामने आये है लिहाज़ा इस समारोह के जरिये मुझे कई और पहलुओ को बारीकी से समझने का अवसर प्राप्त हुआ.यद्धपि इस सम्मलेन में हुई चर्चाओ का फलक, विषय विन्दु कुछ सीमित सा रह गया, कुछ जरूरी सन्दर्भ जो परिवार के विघटन के प्रमुख कारण होते है जैसे उपभोक्तावाद, सांस्कृतिक हमले, इन पर कोई ख़ास चर्चा नहीं हुई और इसके अलावा संचालन में प्रक्रियागत ख़ामिया भी रह गयी लेकिन इसके बावजूद कई मुद्दों पर सार्थक चर्चा हुई. डॉ पोनप्पा, जो कि मैसूर से पधारे सर्जन थें, ने सही व्यक्त किया कि जिन मुद्दों को हम लेकर चल रहे है वे एक गहन गंभीरता की मांग करते है जो अगर इस तरह के समरॊह में भी अगर न दिखे तो तकलीफ होती है.

ये सर्वविदित है कि  IPC 498a, डोमेस्टिक वायलेंस एक्ट जैसे घातक कानूनो ने समाज की कमर तोड़कर रख दी है. इनका जिस तरह से व्यापक दुरुपयोग हुआ है उसको सुप्रीम कोर्ट ने कानूनी आतंकवाद की संज्ञा दी है. ये बेहद अफ़सोसजनक है कि कांग्रेस अपने वोट बैंक के चलते इस स्थिति में कोई सुधार नहीं कर पा रही. उलटे महिलाओ का वोट पक्का करने के लिए हिंदी विवाह अधिनियम (संशोधन) बिल, २०१०, पारित करा रही है जिसके पास हो जाने के बाद पुरुषो को आपसी सहमती से हासिल तलाक के उपरान्त अपनी गाढ़ी कमाई से अर्जित संपत्ति से हाथ धोना पड़ेगा। इस लाचार और पंगु सरकार के पास अपने अस्तित्व को बचाने के लिए सिवाय इस तरह के आत्मघाती कदमो के अलावा कोई और कदम नहीं सुझाई पड़ता है. सरकार में बैठे शामिल मंत्री और महत्त्वपूर्ण संस्थाओ को चला रहे अफसर शायद रेत में शुतुरमुर्ग की तरह सर गाड कर बैठे है कि उनको ये सरकारी आंकड़े जो कि ये दर्शाते है 242 पुरुष और 129 स्त्री हर दिन आत्महत्या करते है ( NCRB) की नाजुकता और गंभीरता समझ में नहीं  आती है. इसको और बारीकी से देखे तो 71 प्रतिशत के लगभग शादी शुदा पुरुष आत्महत्या करते है तो लगभग 67 प्रतिशत शादी शुदा महिलाये आत्महत्या करती है.

और सब बुनते रहे नए सपने, नए मकाम पुरुषो को उनका अधिकार दिलाने के लिए

और सब बुनते रहे नए सपने, नए मकाम पुरुषो को उनका अधिकार दिलाने के लिए

कितने अफ़सोस की बात है कि जहा महिलाओ का पक्ष सुनने के लिए कई संस्थान है वही पुरुष को सड़ने गड़ने को छोड़ दिया जाता है उसको अपनी तमाम समस्याओ के साथ. खैर आधुनिक सभ्यता अपने उस मकाम पर आ गयी है जब पुरुषो का हर तरीके से शोषण बंद हो चाहे वो किसी भी रूप में हूँ और किसी स्तर पर हो. उनके योगदान का सही रूप से मूल्यांकन हो. लेकिन तमाशा देखिये कि कांग्रेस सरकार ना केवल परिवार संस्था को तहस नहस करने में लगी है बल्कि कानूनी आतंकवाद के जरिये पुरुषो को लाचार और अक्षम बनाने पर तुली है. आखिर हिन्दू विवाह अधिनियम (संशोधन) बिल, २०१०, जैसे अपूर्ण और भ्रामक कानून को बनाने का उद्देश्य क्या है जो संविधान के कई मूल पहलुओं की उपेक्षा करता है? जेंडर इक्वलिटी के दायरे में में क्या पुरुषो को आपत्ति करने का कोई अधिकार नहीं है? फिर ऐसा कानून लाने की क्या जरूरत है जो सिर्फ हिन्दू संपत्ति के बटवारे की बात करता हूँ? ऐसा ही संशोधन मुस्लिम पर्सनल कानून पर क्यों नहीं लागू होता? कितने खेद की बात है कि कांग्रेस की अक्षम सरकार ने विवाह नाम की संस्था की धज्जिया उड़ा दी पर हिन्दू खामोश है और नर के भेस में नारी समान पुरुष खामोश है.

इसलिए नागपुर में आयोजित राष्ट्रीय सम्मलेन ख़ासा महत्व रखता है. ये एहसास दिलाता है कि इस तरह के आयोजन अनिवार्य हो गए है सरकार को शीशा दिखाने के लिए और समाज में एक सार्थक बदलाव लाने के लिये. इस सम्मलेन में कुछ महत्त्वपूर्ण प्रस्ताव पारित किये गए जिनमे प्रमुख है पुरुषो के लिए अलग मंत्रालय बनाने के लिए ताकि उनके समस्याओ पर बेहतर चिंतन हो सके; पुरुषो की जिंदगी को खतरनाक धंधो में भागिरदारी कम की जाए; वैवाहिक कानून जो कि  आज समानता के कानून की  अवहेलना करते है उनको “जेंडर इक्वल” बनाया जाए कानून की चौखट में; पिता को भी समान रूप से शेयर्ड पेरेंटिंग के भावना के अंतर्गत बच्चो को पालन पोषण करने की छूट दी जाए तलाक मंजूर होने के उपरान्त ताकि बच्चो को माता पिता का सामान रूप से सरंक्षण प्राप्त हो. इसके अलावा इस बात पे भी बल दिया गया कि पुरुषो की स्वास्थ्य सम्बन्धी समस्याओं का निराकरण करने की एक सार्थक पहल हो सरकार और समाज दोनों द्वारा।

सम्मलेन का समापन हिन्दू  विवाह अधिनियम (संशोधन) बिल, २०१० को तुरंत वापस मांग लेने के साथ हुआ. सम्मलेन में बहुत से लोगो को पुरुषो के अधिकार के प्रति चेतना जगाने लिए सम्मानित भी किया गया जिसमे इस लेख के लेखक हिस्से में भी ये सम्मान आया, जिनका इलाहाबाद में इलाहाबाद हाई कोर्ट के वकीलों ने एक समारोह आयोजित कर इस उपलब्धि के लिए सम्मानित किया। बहुत जरूरी है ऐसे सम्मलेन, इस तरह के सम्मान समाज का अस्तित्व बचाने के लिए और इस बात को बल देने के लिए कि पुरुष भी स्त्री की तरह समाज की एक प्रमुख इकाई है. SIFF और इससे जुड़े लोग बधाई के पात्र है इस तरह के क्रांतिकारी पहल के लिए. उम्मीद है इस तरह के संस्थान समय के साथ नयी ऊंचाई को प्राप्त कर समाज को नयी दशा और दिशा देने में निश्चित रूप से कामयाव होंगे।

नागपुर में कुछ इस तरह हुआ सम्मान इस पोस्ट के लेखक का  पुरुष अधिकारों के प्रति समर्पित रहने पर!!

नागपुर में कुछ इस तरह हुआ सम्मान इस पोस्ट के लेखक का पुरुष अधिकारों के प्रति समर्पित रहने पर!!

....और इलाहाबाद में सम्मलेन से लौटने पर इलाहाबाद हाई कोर्ट के वकीलों ने सम्मान किया

….और इलाहाबाद में सम्मलेन से लौटने पर इलाहाबाद हाई कोर्ट के वकीलों ने सम्मान किया

References:

The Times Of India

Northern India Patrika

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फोटो जो हमने और अन्य साथी मित्रो ने खींची सम्मलेन की, और कुछ फोटो फुरसत के पलो की!!!

 

मैसूर से पधारे डॉ पोनप्पा को सुनना और मिलना एक सुखद अनुभव रहा

मैसूर से पधारे डॉ पोनप्पा को सुनना और मिलना एक सुखद अनुभव रहा

 

सुरेशराम जो चेन्नई से आये थें उनसे कानूनी पेंचो को समझने में काफी आसानी हुई

सुरेशराम जो चेन्नई से आये थें उनसे कानूनी पेंचो को समझने में काफी आसानी हुई

स्वरुप सरकार  से तो काफी मुलाकाते हुए थी आभासी जगत में लेकिन यथार्थ के धरातल पर मिलन रोचक रहा. जिस अंदाज़ में ये बोलते है फेमिनिस्ट ब्रिगेड को कुछ ऐसे ही एग्रेसिव हथौड़ो की जरूरत थी :P

स्वरुप सरकार से तो काफी मुलाकाते हुए थी आभासी जगत में लेकिन यथार्थ के धरातल पर मिलन रोचक रहा. जिस अंदाज़ में ये बोलते है फेमिनिस्ट ब्रिगेड को कुछ ऐसे ही एग्रेसिव हथौड़ो की जरूरत थी :P

मेरे संवेदनशील मित्र जोयंतो जो अपने इलाहाबाद के होते हुए भी नागपुर में पहले पहल मिले :-) बीच में शायद राजेश वखारिया जी ही जैसा कोई शख्स दिख रहा है :-) बगल में हम है और उसके बाद शम्मी जी है जिनसे सम्मलेन समाप्ति पर कार में काफी रोचक बाते हुई!

मेरे संवेदनशील मित्र जोयंतो जो अपने इलाहाबाद के होते हुए भी नागपुर में पहले पहल मिले :-) बीच में शायद राजेश वखारिया जी ही जैसा कोई शख्स दिख रहा है :-) बगल में हम है और उसके बाद शम्मी जी है जिनसे सम्मलेन समाप्ति पर कार में काफी रोचक बाते हुई!

विराग से मिलकर काफी प्रसन्नता हुई और उसकी एक वजह ये थी कि हम इन्टरनेट पर अक्सर बातचीत करते रहते है..और ये सिलसिला काफी पुराना है

विराग से मिलकर काफी प्रसन्नता हुई और उसकी एक वजह ये थी कि हम इन्टरनेट पर अक्सर बातचीत करते रहते है..और ये सिलसिला काफी पुराना है

स्वर्णकार जी जो शायद विलासपुर से पधारे थें मेरे कमरे में ही रुके थे। अध्यात्म और अधिकारों का गठजोड़ बहुत हुआ फुरसत के क्षणों में इनके साथ

स्वर्णकार जी जो शायद विलासपुर से पधारे थें मेरे कमरे में ही रुके थे। अध्यात्म और अधिकारों का गठजोड़ बहुत हुआ फुरसत के क्षणों में इनके साथ

राजेश जी मिलना होगा सोचा ना था। बहुत पुराने साथी है मेरे।  खैर दिल्ली और इलाहाबाद के वकील मिले तो आपस में :-)

राजेश जी मिलना होगा सोचा ना था। बहुत पुराने साथी है मेरे। खैर दिल्ली और इलाहाबाद के वकील मिले तो आपस में :-)

गोकुल से मेरी पहली मुलाक़ात वर्षो पहले हुई थी  इन्टरनेट पे अपने ही किसी पोस्ट पर चर्चा के दौरान। और मिलना सालो बाद नागपुर में हुआ

गोकुल से मेरी पहली मुलाक़ात वर्षो पहले हुई थी इन्टरनेट पे अपने ही किसी पोस्ट पर चर्चा के दौरान। और मिलना सालो बाद नागपुर में हुआ

अनाडी" जी जो लखनऊ से पधारे ने जो "चाय" पिलाई कि उसकी मिठास अभी भी बनी हुई है. इन्होने ये तो साबित ही कर दिया कि हास्य और व्यंग्य वो विधा है कि जिसकी मार बहुत गहरी होती है

अनाडी” जी जो लखनऊ से पधारे ने जो “चाय” पिलाई कि उसकी मिठास अभी भी बनी हुई है. इन्होने ये तो साबित ही कर दिया कि हास्य और व्यंग्य वो विधा है कि जिसकी मार बहुत गहरी होती है

 

मन में जगह कर गया. आप जैसे और लोगो की जरुरत है जो देश में बेहतर सोच को जन्म दे सके

पांडुरंग कट्टी से मै पहले कभी नहीं मिला था सो मिलना मन में जगह कर गया. आप जैसे और लोगो की जरुरत है जो देश में बेहतर सोच को जन्म दे सके

अर्नब गांगुली से भी मेरी ये पहली मुलाक़ात थी !

अर्नब गांगुली से भी मेरी ये पहली मुलाक़ात थी !

अमर्त्य का लगाव देखकर प्रसन्नता हुई. अमर्त्य में अच्छा ये लगा कि कम से कम कुछ लोग तो पढने में यकीन रखते है गहरे में जाकर। दीपिका जी का योगदान इस मामले में महत्त्वपूर्ण है कि डाक्यूमेंट्री विधा को एक ऐसे मुद्दे में इस्तेमाल कर रही है जिसको वाकई विस्तार की जरूरत है. बहरहाल दोनों लोगो से मिलकर ख़ुशी हुई.

अमर्त्य का लगाव देखकर प्रसन्नता हुई. अमर्त्य में अच्छा ये लगा कि कम से कम कुछ लोग तो पढने में यकीन रखते है गहरे में जाकर। दीपिका जी का योगदान इस मामले में महत्त्वपूर्ण है कि डाक्यूमेंट्री विधा को एक ऐसे मुद्दे में इस्तेमाल कर रही है जिसको वाकई विस्तार की जरूरत है. बहरहाल दोनों लोगो से मिलकर ख़ुशी हुई.

श्रीनिवास से मिला तो समझ में आया कि इस फेमिनिज्म ने कितना नुक्सान पहुचाया है घरो को उजाड़कर

श्रीनिवास से मिला तो समझ में आया कि इस फेमिनिज्म ने कितना नुक्सान पहुचाया है घरो को उजाड़कर

प्रकाश ने जो सहूलियत प्रदान की सम्मलेन में और सम्मलेन के खत्म होने के बाद बारिश में भीगते हुए कुछ दूर तक छोड़ना याद आता है. पहले भी नागपुर आया था तो तब भी मिलना इनसे अच्छा लगा था. प्रकाश में सम्मलेन मेंकोई पेपर तो नहीं पढ़ा लेकिन अगर ये कुछ कहते तो उसको सुनना दिलचस्प रहता।

प्रकाश ने जो सहूलियत प्रदान की सम्मलेन में और सम्मलेन के खत्म होने के बाद बारिश में भीगते हुए कुछ दूर तक छोड़ना याद आता है. पहले भी नागपुर आया था तो तब भी मिलना इनसे अच्छा लगा था. प्रकाश में सम्मलेन मेंकोई पेपर तो नहीं पढ़ा लेकिन अगर ये कुछ कहते तो उसको सुनना दिलचस्प रहता।

रविन्द्र दरक से पहले मै नहीं मिला था लेकिन इस उम्र में एक गंभीर मुद्दे पर इतनी सक्रियता देखकर मन में बल का उदय हुआ

रविन्द्र दरक से पहले मै नहीं मिला था लेकिन इस उम्र में एक गंभीर मुद्दे पर इतनी सक्रियता देखकर मन में बल का उदय हुआ

गंभीर चर्चा बिना खाए पिए कैसे हो सकती है :P

गंभीर चर्चा बिना खाए पिए कैसे हो सकती है :P

पारंपरिक मीडिया में नागपुर अधिवेशन सुर्खियों में रहा

पारंपरिक मीडिया में नागपुर अधिवेशन सुर्खियों में रहा

पारंपरिक मीडिया कब तक हमको इग्नोर करती!!

पारंपरिक मीडिया कब तक हमको इग्नोर करती!!

नागपुर का टाइम्स ऑफ़ इंडिया क्यों पीछे रहता भला

नागपुर का टाइम्स ऑफ़ इंडिया क्यों पीछे रहता भला


Fighting For The Rights Of Men Can Also Bring Honours!

 

Author Of This Blog Post Being Awarded At Men's Rights  Conference Held In August, 2013, in Nagpur.

Author Of This Blog Post Being Hnoured At Men’s Rights Conference Held In August, 2013, in Nagpur.

A High Court lawyer Arvind Kumar Pandey was felicitated by a section of lawyers for receiving an award at fifth National Men’s Rights Conference held in Nagpur recently, for outstanding contribution in championing the cause of men in national and International arena, during a programme organized at Indian Coffee House on Saturday.

Addressing the lawyers, Arvind Kumar Pandey said, “Biased criminal laws have spoiled the lives of many men charged under the Dowry Act. The laws like Domestic Violence Act, IPC 498 a, and Maintenance Act, to name a few are heavily tilted in favour of women and have done more harm than producing good effects.”

The Men’s Rights National conference, held at Pench Tiger Reserve in Nagpur was attended by more than 150 men’s rights activists, who represented 40,000 activists spread across India and other parts of the globe.

This year’s national conference was held under the aegis of Nagpur Chapter of Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF), now being run by Rajesh Vakharia. Few prominent International Men’s Rights Associations like Marital Justice from United Kingdom and INSAAF from USA besides Men’s Rights activists from Germany, Singapore, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Middle East, Japan and Russia also attended the conference.

Informing about the resolutions passed at fifth Men’s Rights conference Arvind Kumar Pandey, who attended the conference as a writer and blogger said, “The first resolution was aimed at formation of Men’s Welfare Ministry while the next resolution aimed at reducing the number of men involved in hazardous professions and another important resolution dealt with creation of gender-neutral treatment in legal aspects. Recognition of the rights of fathers, making shared parenting necessary in wake of separation was another major demand made on the occasion. The activists were unanimous in rejecting the highly biased Marriage Law Amendment Bill, 2010, and demanded its roll back. Lastly, the need to make huge investment in areas of Men’s health was deeply felt.”

The felicitation ceremony at Coffee House, Allahabad, was attended by advocates including Neeraj Shukla, Sampanna Kumar Srivastava, Ashish Nigam, Satyadhar Dubey, Arvind Kushwaha, Pintu Jaiswal, Shubhranshu Pandey, Arun Prakash Srivastava, Mohit Kesarwani and few others.

 

A section of lawyers belonging to Allahabad High Court, Allahabad, Felicitating Me At Historic Indian Coffee House in Allahabad...

A section of lawyers belonging to Allahabad High Court, Allahabad, Felicitating Me At Historic Indian Coffee House in Allahabad…

Some More Pics From The Felicitation Held In Allahabad On August 27, 2013.

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The News Got Captured By Prominent Newspapers Like The Times of India..

The News Got Captured By Prominent Newspapers Like The Times of India..

Another Newspaper Published From Allahabad, Northern India Patrika, Also Published The News ....

Another Newspaper Published From Allahabad, Northern India Patrika, Also Published The News ….

Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Legal Correspondent, Did Not Hesitate To Offer Me This Bouquet :P

Rajesh Kumar Pandey, Legal Correspondent, Did Not Hesitate To Offer Me This Bouquet :P

This Picture Is A Proof That We Also Came To Eat Something :P :P :P

This Picture Is A Proof That We Also Came To Eat Something :P :P :P

The Entrance Of Historic Indian Coffee House In Allahabad. It's Associated With Leading Writers/Intellectuals Since 1950...

The Entrance Of Historic Indian Coffee House In Allahabad. It’s Associated With Leading Writers/Intellectuals Since 1950…

And That's Why It Has Become Necessary To Talk About Rights Of Men!!

And That’s Why It Has Become Necessary To Talk About Rights Of Men!!

References: 

This news item also got published in these two newspapers:

The Times Of India

Northern India Patrika

P.S. : Advocate Altaf Ahamad, practicing at District Court, Allahabad, also attended the felicitation ceremony held at Coffee House, Allahabad on August 27. His name failed to find mention in the news reports. I regret the error.

Tearing Apart The Politics Of Gender Disguised As Gender Equality!

 

Indian Men Always Had Nice  Time When They Left Their Homes!

Indian Men Always Had Nice Time When They Left Their Homes!

I am neither misogynist nor anti-feminist, and not even a Men’s Rights Activist (MRA). Many of my friends working for these organisations feel I should be one like them in a formal way, but being on a different route, I prefer not to identify with any organization, be they ones from spiritual or political background. So it would be useless to measure the worth of author’s views as someone acting as mouthpiece of any organization. Let’s not forget that to come up with entirely different set of facts, a different version of reality not in tune with set patterns, is not bizarre. On the contrary, it’s the result of  having viewed the world from close angles! An open mind would certainly realize it. To follow a different route does not make anyone regressive, biased, much less a Talibani with a capacity to issue a fatwa! Ridiculous assertion!

Why should every analyst of our times present a syrupy version of happenings taking place in world of present times women, wherein “every bad thing any man has ever committed highlighted and exaggerated; every bit of good systematically undermined, vilified or ignored”? It’s only that I feel inclined to represent the cause of men, not out sense of any “same gender” feeling but only from justice point of view, which demands that other side should also be heard well. It’s the other side of the fence that I am presenting with total sincerity, different perspective and neutral stance !

कुछ नहीं दिखता था अंधेरे में मगर, आंखें तो थीं,
ये कैसी रोशनी आई कि सब अंधे हो गए।।

(Though we cannot see in dark with our eyes,
It’s strange that we cannot see even as there is light around us)….

Feminism, as a movement, was started in late nineteenth century to demand female rights in society. “At the end of the nineteenth century was that women began to realize that it is unfair for them to be constantly under the power of men simply because the social system has traditionally  favored  males.”  At this point, it’s inappropriate to discuss the impact of this movement in West, but this movement seems to have lost its impact there in modern times. May be because women have gained enough rights there but, in my eyes, it’s because both have realized well that battle of the sexes serves no purpose other than  breeding animosity. “To know the road ahead, ask those coming back”.

The Indian women, who have misplaced beliefs that having all the rights ensures better days should, at least, have the guts to critically analyze the impact of such divisive and lethal movement in Western societies.  Anyway, it’s better that I confine myself to Indian landscape. It’s better to understand the essential elements of Indian society, viewing it not through the myopic terms coined by the so-called progressive elements, but in a conscious way to tear apart the great game of gender equality. It’s interesting that many arguments have been forwarded to show the worth of female mind. Many love to cite the growing academic excellence of Indian women as one of the parameters to upheld the intellectual superiority of women. However, wisdom and real understanding have nothing to do with academic excellence. Many of the great contributors, in fact, nearly all creative geniuses, were very poor in academic terms plus they were never part of institutionalized structures. I say that not to lessen the importance of academic excellence but to highlight the worth of education offered in Indian schools and universities, which are killing all the good elements which a child possesses.

The Indian society might have so-called patriarchal model but it’s a sheer diabolical myth that it was framed to suppress the position of women, much less, exploit the women. The Indian society has always been women-centered society. The concept like “”Ardhanareeswara”, aimed at equality of women, which ensured that Shiva  without  female principle “Shakti” means nothing, always made Indian women enjoy dignified position in Indian society. Even in modern Indian Hindu families, having a balanced and sensible approach, the women always gain upper hand in all issues. All important issues have her consent, wherein her views gain as much importance than any male member. Have a look at the marriage vows. They in clear terms ensure that women come to enjoy an equal ground.

Gribhnami te saubhagatvaya hastam mayapatya jardastirayathasah|
Bhagoaryyamma savita purandhiramahyam tvadurgaharpatya devah||

That is – “Oh dear! On this auspicious occasion of our life, I take your hand in mine in the presence of invoked deities. Oh blessed woman! You be with me as a fortunate partner for a very long time. I hand over the control of my family in your hands, discharge your duties joyously.”

It’s a fallacious assertion that men enjoyed privileges in past while the women remained an oppressed lot. “Society is largely constructed for the benefit of women and children and always has been, otherwise it doesn’t survive. …It takes a gigantic lack of imagination (usually the sole province of baby feminists) to believe that women wanted the economic and political involvement they claim now when the demands and risks of these endeavours were as they were then (ancient times)”. The Indian society is also no exception. It’s always portrayed as if women in the past were some sort of domestic slaves, devoid of any sort of right to decide by themselves. Well, such a claim can only be made by people who have not bothered to know Indian society in its entirety. Even the most ancient ladies in Indian history had the right to chose their husbands via a ceremony called Swyamvara. The women were well versed in scriptural knowledge and many among them were qualified scholars.

True, with advent of time many of the glorious traditions (the great spirit which led to their origin) faded away to give way to their corrupt versions. It would not be out of place to mention that practice like dowry was basically the Streedhan to ensure that a woman is “not left wanting anything after the wedding”. The impression of men being unconcerned about the rights of  women is quite powerfully projected but lesser known aspect is that men have played an instrumental role in any movement aimed at improvement of women. The greatest example in this category is abolition of Sati Pratha and banning of child marriages. Anyway, the division in labour in Indian society was done by the sages, who played an impartial role while framing laws related with basic structure of Indian society. It favoured none.

These women are also from patriarchal set up. Can't you bear their happiness?

These women are also from patriarchal set up. Can’t you bear their happiness?

Had Indian society been truly patriarchal in nature, as suggested by new age scholars, it would have never led to emergence of bold Indian women who always played equal role in Indian society. Be they queens of ancient era, or the women freedom fighters of pre-Independence era, the Indian women played a significant role. It would not have been possible had women been denied the right to make choices. The modern Indian society is facing new set of complexities but the solution is not devaluation of ancient practices. The empowerment of Indian women does not mean women be entitled to make arbitrary choices on the grounds that men also did the same! In fact, it presupposes that men enjoyed unlimited freedom of all sorts. It’s totally false and erroneous notion. Their choices were also determined by the prescribed rules, keeping in mind the interests of women and children. Let’s be clear that the empowerment of women does not mean to give way to propaganda that “women alone have sufferings and women alone have problems in life”.

At present, the situation has become pretty confusing and dangerous for the growth of Indian society.  The men are being repeatedly portrayed as abusers, leading to anti-family and anti-marriage laws. Indeed, there are problems related with Indian women but then effective measures in form of stringent laws are already there to take note of them. There are many institutions to take care of plight of women, whose recommendations have led to new rules, fresh amendments and etc. in form of Domestic Violence Act, Dowry Act and Maintenance Act, to name a few. In  Vishaka v. State of Rajasthan, the Supreme Court of India in 1997 laid down the guidelines to ensure that sexual harassment at the workplace does not take place, which resulted in framing of the “The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Bill, 2012″. The problems pertaining to women are being systematically dealt with, and much of the problems have not arisen out of lack of concern for the cause of women in Indian society, but because of lack of effective implementation. So it’s really shrewd to suggest that patriarchal society favours men!

Let’s understand that in name of personal freedom and personal choices one cannot give way to lifestyle which ensures conflicts and dilemmas of disturbing nature. A choice has to be in league with prevalent norms and customs. Or else, women need to effectively satisfy that their choices would not lead to turbulent state of affairs. There is nothing like absolute freedom. She has to convince what would be the state of affairs in such a society, which allows women unrestricted freedom in name of personal choices? That’s because, if there comes no plausible explanation, and still we went in for such a society, it would be hard to wipe out the new set of complexities. That’s the case in other parts of the hemisphere. To see the resistance offered by men, or by the people belonging to old order of living patterns as an attempt to hold back the privileges enjoyed in the patriarchal set-up is not the right interpretation. It’s also not fear to lose the power or monopoly. On the contrary,  it’s an attempt to prevent the citadels of society from crumbling down.

 It’s simply not issue of having choices/making choices in free manner; it’s more about long term consequences of having choices, which indicate the high probability of single women, pills, abortions, extra-marital relations, same-sex relations, stress-related burdens, broken families, deviant kids and etc.? What about the dangerous interference in the evolutionary process, wherein for ages men played the role of protector and women the role of nurturing the kids? With this kind of perverted “role reversal”, are’t we on the wrong track? One of my friends, during gender related conversation, referring to Sunita Williams ( as if only after that Indian women learnt the art to make exceptional choices) stated that she did not have kids for the sake of work! It would be suffice to say that if all women made such a choice, it would not be hard to imagine the fate of evolution of human species! However, this is classic example of selective approach, wherein a woman seeks benefits of traditional society when she feels trapped by her weaknesses but she is absolutely modern when it comes to making choices and rights. That’s paradox at its best since.

After all, it involves taming of the men species to ensure that inequality gets reduced! That has begun in a cruel fashion. Men are now supposed to do something which is never their strength, and a retaliatory gesture on their part is enough to get them the tag of being an abuser and an oppressor! Who will bear the consequences of  “placing men and women in a conflicting role and creating confusion in values”? But that’s still not as ominous as an attempt to create a society which denies even the right to protest on part of men.  “Under cover of the notion of chivalry, as understood by Modern Feminism, Political and Sentimental Feminists alike would deprive men of the most elementary rights of self-defence against women and would exonerate the latter practically from all punishment for the most dastardly crimes against men. They know they can rely upon the support of the sentimental section of public opinion with some such parrot cry of: “Treat a woman in this way!”/   “What! Hit a woman!”.

Indian Men And Women Have Always Lived And Worked Happily Together. Don't destroy their lives via rights.

Indian Men And Women Have Always Lived And Worked Happily Together. Don’t destroy their lives via rights.

It’s interesting that women learnt to move out of their houses, refusing to remain confined to prison like state of affairs within the home, and began to notice that world outside is a different affair altogether. It missed the “having all the pleasure factor” which they had assumed prevailed in men’s life as they began to venture outside. The world would remain a hell’s replica and it would not going to change whether women remains inside the home or moves outside, fulfilling their aspirations and dreams in fullest manner. However, having said that, let’s make the world safer and better for the women community.  Nobody said that problems pertaining to women’s life, be they of any type, sexual assault, low wages, discrimination, should be ignored.

What I wish to suggest is that while dealing with women’s issues, the gender politics should not get mixed with the reforms. An attempt to distort the intimate relationship with men and women should not become the prime motive in guise of welfare. Sadly, that’s how one feels while analyzing the current state of affairs, wherein right from biological facts, psychological facts and legal truths, all are being  selectively quoted, or quoted in perverted manner to suit the vested interests acting as agents of change in world of women.

That’s why all conscious souls, interested in right developments, should become alert when “there is no distinction between potential and probability. An allegation suffices for proof. Hearsay is taken for gospel.” (Charles E. Corry). Rohan,  Men’s Rights activist, Bangalore, conveys the same sentiments in a different way: ” Women have the right to be seated when in a bus or in a train. They have the right to 50% reservation in govt. jobs and academics. They have the right to claim alimony and maintenance, even in a live-in relationship. They have only  rights and men only have duties. This is called equality, according to feminazis.”

Precisely, it’s for the very same reason it  has become need of the hour to present the happenings taking place in world of men in an aggressive and conscious manner. The happier side of the movements aimed to improve the life of women has been “demolition of the idea that women are inherently nice”.  The thing that’s now taking place is that discrimination and abuse stories related with women are being presented both in right and wrong way, with help of paid media. Facts, right and wrong, are flowing thick and past to show that how women have been underprivileged and suppressed lot. No one is bothered to check either the authenticity of facts nor the source, forget about probing them from wide angles.

Anyway, since all this is  happening in the name of ensuring a better world for women, I am but compelled to endorse them. But with a condition and appeal: Let’s also reveal the true picture of the sufferings, pains, humiliation, torture faced by men side-by-side the stories which talk about sufferings of women, with the same honesty and intensity! That alone will  bring the true story, true picture. At present, we are witnessing with abuse stories related with women only. That’s unfair to hear/see only one side in any story and jump to flawed conclusions applicable to totality.

Why such a wish irks those concerned with rights of women?  Will society be a better place only if you enable the women to have all the rights? Why shouldn’t the rights of men be discussed in the same breath? Why should not adequate attention be paid to silent sufferings of men? It leaves me aghast that tragedies, stories of discrimination associated with men, their precarious state of affairs being involved in hazardous and tough activities and regular interaction with dilemmas and ironies of peculiar type are being talked about in matter-of-fact tones. Worse, any attempt to bring the truth get checkmated by giving the impression that since men are about to lose the power, lose the privileges, these are reactionary backlash. That’s an absurd and fleeting observation. The right interpretation is that men have now begun to get organized to make “gender equality”  attain a right shape, a right balance, a right  proportion. And this would never stop.

P.S.:  Many thanks to my  friend, Rohan, whose views  I have borrowed from the conversation we had on Instablogs on one of my posts having the same theme. He is Men’s Rights Activist hailing from  Bangalore.

Indian Men Have Always Worked Hard. Don't  Create Their False Image.

Indian Men Have Always Worked Hard. Don’t Create Their False Image.

Reference:

Sexual Harassment Bill

Shattering Myth  Called Patriarchy

Society Always Tilted Towards   Women

Pics  Credit:

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Gender Equality Is Like The Snake Marrying Mongoose!

Gender Equality Leads To  Snake  And Mongoose Relationship!

Gender Equality Leads To Snake And Mongoose Relationship!


The women community seeking “equality of gender”, should either accept this concept in entirety, or else, follow desirable norms. The point is why so much insistence on rights for behaving as you want, for doing whatever you want? Why not give way to responsibilities shared,  supposedly always considered as role of men since time immemorial! That includes all menial jobs requiring intense labour in tough conditions. That also means serving the men community, inside homes, for ages. The men community did that for ages, supplying money like ATM machine, despite suffering severely at hands of cruel wives. That too silently! These employed, high salaried women, should also marry unemployed youths and offer them all comforts for many centuries without feeling the pinch just the way men community did that in past! I am just trying to convey that  this drama of gender equality gained momentum in wake of the world becoming a sophisticated place to live, largely shaped by men and women in the same patriarchal mode, which the bunch of derailed feminists saw as an obstacle for the emancipation of woman.

I am not interested in narrating the consequences of feminism in other parts of the world, but in Indian context, it has given rise to new set of complexities. There was already healthy division of labour but with the rise of feminism, or call it curse of modernism, the world inside home got projected as insult to the capabilities of women. The traditional roles were projected as subservient. However, as the modern women,  shattering so-called shackles, stepped out of the confines of home, they realized that world is not bed of roses, or on par with their expectations, largely because of  limitations caused by their physicality. So another set of calculated efforts came into action, to make the outside world seem a safer domain. And for that very reason, males were advised to co-operate inside homes, doing household work, after all, that’s what true equality demands! That also meant loving  “fathers,  brothers, sons” all be presented as “potential rapists” so that a false alarm can be raised, and thus, International bodies can come to dictate us, calling it a nation, which does not respects and honours  women! The problems pertaining to women were highlighted in exaggerated way so as to ensure that hocus-pocus, called feminism, can make its presence felt in India.

It’s not that the problems related to woman community do not exist but a shrewd attempt to use them to create rift between the relationship, using the same bothering issues, is simply an attempt to hit hard at the cherished institutions called family and marriage. One never said that problems related with women be it  female foeticide, rising sexual crimes, health concerns, low literacy level and etc. should never be dealt with in a conscious way. However, why should one not be alarmed when these very issues became a part of the plot to destabilize Indian society? It’s amazing that  lesbians, drunk female girls, prostitutes not by condition but by choice, females involved in all sorts of complex relationship should be hailed as appropriate but the same women living inside the confines of home as an ideal wife is seen as insult to womanhood! I mean what sort of values are being professed in name of equality? What’s  being achieved? It leaves one in deep pain that even the most heinous crimes “rapes” are also being used as tool to ensure that gender imbalance sharpens in name of equality.

This sort of heightened false consciousness in Indian women is a necessity because the governments in future would largely be shaped by minorities and women, and so it’s necessary to appease them, to keep them ignorant about real implications of chasing imported theories related with equality. At global level, this sort of destabilized society, wherein men and women, are living highly individualistic lives, caters well to the needs of consumerist society. So why would corporate demons make women aware of consequences of aping such wayward lifestyle, which is resulting in single women, divorced couples, broken homes, fatherless children, eventually leading to rise in crime level too? It’s safer for them that women come out of their homes, work for them, leading to greater productivity.

On the other hand, political class is all prepared to use them as a tool to make their political dreams come alive with their help. Only to attain such diabolical interests, the concept called feminism-the great game of gender equality-came in effect. It’s a myth that it got introduced to make their lives better. At least, in India, it’s not the case. Indeed, women have a set of their own problems, but to remove them, was it necessary to fall in the trap of complex notions of feminism, having goals which even Western world has failed to exhibit in totality or demonstrate with perfection? However, the problem starts when New Delhi starts living the pattern of life found in New York and Washington. That’s why borrowed concepts become a necessity. That’s why “equality” also becomes a necessity. That’s why a highly reputed media publication is bound to see “Sunny Leone” as woman of exceptional talent and merit. And that’s why it’s necessary to give rise to conflicts wherein woman is equal when it comes to enjoy benefits of modern society but woman feels no longer equal when threat is directly to her body. At that point, she is woman! Be equal to enjoy benefit, but be a woman in helpless positions!

Bringing qualitative differences in lives of woman is quite a different issue than using these very issues to demonize men,  or, in fact, use the same issues to shatter the citadels of society. The positive side of this gender equality is that it has allowed men to reshape their own priorities. It has given them a huge chance to realize their own worth and get united to fight for the cause of men in a spirited way-something never done until now. This gender equality is a great phenomenon. At least, now everything related with woman shall be put on trial and it’s a great chance to shatter all stereotyped notions with them. They are no holy cows, and they are as shrewd and manipulative as men needs to be ably projected. It’s a myth that they are a weaker sex and that they were the harassed lot in past. They have always enjoyed deep respect, care, both in external world and within the four walls of home. However, it’s ironical, and diabolical too, that instead of highlighting this aspect, all the men got clubbed in one category of abusers of women. So it’s time to tell that who actually has been abusing-man or woman?  The men community should discuss their own issues in a more organized way-their concerns, their dilemmas, their worries, their pain and their sufferings etc. should get highlighted in a better way. It’s for them to decide that they have to live like a male or as a female in a male body. That’s the real agenda of feminism- to curb the instincts of men to make them in tune with absurd concerns of women.

Lastly, there is nothing like gender equality. There are honorable differences and these differences should persist for the growth of society in a better way. Radha, Seeta, Draupadi, Savitri and other such great women were the by-product of same patriarchal society. Even in modern times, the same society has produced women for whom their fathers have been the role model. Let’s not topple such a society or else the future will be more darker than one would have imagined. Agreed that women have suffered discrimination and face problems. But are the lives of men devoid of problems? Aren’t they facing host of complex problems? Some times back in Kargil War, the Indian soldiers were killed in barbaric manner. Their genitals were cut. That was simply treated as war crime. The same done with woman would not have not only been treated as a war crime but also as sexual assault, rape. Now there lies the difference. That’s the paradox. One wishing true gender equality should  treat both bodies as mere bodies! If that’s not possible then stop this nonsense about gender equality. At present, there is a difference and no difference in the name of equality. Difference when you can’t face the heat and no difference in sophisticated scenario. That’s not equality. That’s opportunism. That’s selfishness. That’s shrewdness of highest type.

And I Notice The Difference For Society's Unity!

And I Notice The Difference For Society’s Unity!

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आम लोगो की इस देश में कोई सुनवाई नहीं।

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दिल्ली में हादसे के बाद अचानक से दुष्कर्म सम्बन्धी कानून को सख्त कर देने की जरूरत पड़ने लगी है। फ़ास्ट ट्रैक कोर्ट स्थापित किये जा रहे है। उम्मीद है इन कदमो से शायद इस तरह के हादसों में कमी आ जाए। ये हमारे यहाँ कि बिडम्बना है कि हर सुधार के लिए हम न्यायालय का मुंह ताकते है। अपनी जिम्मेदारी का कुछ भी भान नहीं रहता और ना ही हम किसी मुद्दे के तह में जाकर गंभीर विश्लेषण कर के कोई कदम उठाते है। सिर्फ सरसरी आकलन के बाद कुछ तुरंत ही कदम उठा लिए जाते है। जैसा कि इस वीभत्स हादसे के बाद हुआ। लेकिन मुझे नहीं लगता कि जहा बात मानसिकता के परिवर्तन की हो वहा कानून बना देने से कोई विशेष फर्क पड़ेगा। खासकर उस देश में जहा पे न्याय या तो किताबो में सिमट के रह गया है या उनके हिसाब से होता है जिनके पास पैसा और पावर दोनों हो। फिर कानून की पेचदगी से उपजने वाली समस्या तो खैर अपनी जगह है ही।

बेहतर तो ये होता कि कानून को सख्त करने के ही साथ इस बात पर भी विचार किया जाता कि ये समस्या उपजी ही क्यों। लेकिन मुद्दा “हैंग द  रेपिस्ट्स ” या महिलाओ की बेहतर सुरक्षा तक ही जा अटका। मतलब कि अगर पुरुष का सर कोई काट कर फ़ेंक दे तो वो सहज है, गंभीर मुद्दा नहीं है, मगर स्त्री का सर काट कर फ़ेंक दे तो वो गंभीर मुद्दा है और सुरक्षा तंत्र महिलाओ की बेहतर सुरक्षा कर पाने में नाकाम रहा है। जब तुरंत कदम उठाये जाते है तो बात सिर्फ सीमित दायरों में से ही उभर  कर आती है। जैसा कि इस मामले में हुआ। चर्चा स्त्री अधिकारों से उभर कर, स्त्रियों की सुरक्षा तक ही सीमित रहा। ऐसा नहीं कि इन सीमित कदमों का लाभ नहीं होगा। होगा जरूर पर वो सीमित ही रहेगा। 

खैर दुष्कर्म मेरी नज़रों में सेक्सुअलिटी की विकृत समझ से ज्यादा उपजा है बजाय नारीवाद की इस समझ से कि ये पुरुष की अधिकार भावना मतलब पावर का विकृत स्वरूप है। क्योकि सत्ता का विकृत स्वरुप हर जगह मौजूद है और यहाँ भी है। इसको विशेष चश्मे से देखने की जरूरत नहीं। जुर्म जब कभी होता है तो जेंडर देख कर नहीं होता। जुर्म को जुर्म की परिभाषाओ के दायरे में ही समझना चाहिए। ये सीधी सी बात प्रायोजित फेमिनिस्ट वर्ग समूह को समझ में नहीं आती।  इसमें कोई पितृसत्तात्मक नाम का जिन्न ढूढने की जरूरत नहीं। दुष्कर्म एक विशेष प्रकार का जुर्म है जिसके तह में कोई साधरण कारण नहीं कि आपने कानून सख्त किया नहीं कि सब कुछ ठीक हो गया। जिस तरह के कदम उठायें जा रहे है वो बिल्कुल आधुनिक चिकित्सा पद्धति कि तरह है जिसमे तुरंत आराम तो मिल जाता है पर रोग जड़ से नहीं जाता है। 

इस तरह के सेक्सुअल डिसऑर्डर्स को दूर करने के लिए हमे भारतीय समाज में व्याप्त ढोंग और विरोधाभासो को बहुत सूक्ष्म रूप से समझना पड़ेगा। सिर्फ बात बात पे कानून का चाबुक चला देने से बात नहीं बनेगी। ये हमको समझना पड़ेगा कि प्राचीन काल का भारत समय के प्रवाह में बहते बहते उस मोड़ पे आ गया है कि जहा आधुनिक समाज में फैले तथाकथित नए तौर तरीके उसके सामने मुंह बाए खड़े है। क्या विकल्प है हमारे पास? इनको पकडे कि छोड़ कर आगे बढ़े? आज का आधुनिक भारत कुछ तो नीति निर्माताओं की गलती के कारण और युग के परिवर्तन चक्र के कारण द्वंद्ध का अखाड़ा बन गया है। ये जुर्म उसी द्वंद्ध से गुत्थम गुत्था का दुष्परिणाम है। वैसे भारतीय समाज हमेशा की तरह ऐसे वैचारिक  द्वंद्ध को पचाकर आगे बढ़ जाएगा  ऐसा मेरा यकीन है पर अभी तो द्वंद विकृत स्वरूप है। इस समय के भारत के दो स्वरूप है जहा एक ओर तो अधिकारों और मूलभूत जरूरतों से मरहूम लोगो की दुनिया है जहा प्रसव पीड़ा से ग्रसित स्त्री को कई मील चल कर डिलीवरी करनी पड़ती है, एक आदमी को जरा सा काम कराने के लिए कई लोगो के आगे विवश होना पड़ता है तो दूसरी ओर नयी जनरेशन के लोग है जिनको बस जल्दी से पढ़ कर या बिना पढ़े नोट कमाने की धुन है नयी कार और खूबसूरत बीवी के साए में। इनको एथिक्स से ज्यादा कुछ लेना नहीं क्योकि आँखों में इनके स्वार्थ की धुंध हमेशा छाई  रहती है।

नीति निर्माता जो ये सख्त कानून बना कर दुष्कर्म रोक देने का ख्वाब देख रहे है ग्रामीण भाषा में कहे तो लंठनमति बुद्धि की परिचायक है। लंठनमति बुद्धि  से अभिप्राय काठ के उल्लुओं से है। जब आपने ग्लोबल संस्कृति के लिए द्वार खोल दिया है तो सिर्फ उपभोग के सामान जिसमे शैम्पू से लेकर सेंट तक है तो सिर्फ सामान ही नहीं बल्कि एक ख़ास प्रकार के मूल्यों का भी प्रवाह होगा। आपने सामान तो खरीदा ही पर साथ में कुछ सूक्ष्म विकृत मूल्य भी आप लेकर  चले आये जिसको तो आप ना अपना पा रहे है और ना ही तज पा रहे है। इसको आपने इग्नोर किया जिसका दुष्परिणाम आप आज देख  रहे है।इसको स्त्री पुरुष के अधिकार संघर्ष के आइने में देखने के बजाय सेक्सुअल भावनाओ को सही दिशा देने का मामला है। लेकिन हो ठीक उल्टा रहा है। जहा पे पुरुष तो ट्रैक से भटके हुए ही थें स्त्री ने भी राह अपना ली जहा देह से परे उसके कुछ भी नहीं। जहा उसे अपने को सेक्स ऑब्जेक्ट में परवर्तित होता हुआ स्वरूप अपना एक मूलभूत अधिकार सरीखा बन गया है। सो इस देश में बच्चे से लेकर स्त्री तक सब ने अपने अधिकारों की  अजीब सी परिभाषायें गढ़ ली है और सब उसे अपनी तरह से जस्टिफाय कर रहे है। और कुछ नहीं कर और समझ रहे है तो वो ये कि आपके अपने कर्त्तव्य क्या है या आपको कौन से बेहतर त्याग करने है समाज को बेहतर रूख देने के लिए। सब के सब अपने क्षुद्र सीमाओ में सीना फुला कर जी रहे है। अपने सीमित सफ़लताओ-असफलताओ को ढ़ोते तोपची बने फिर रहे है।

तो एक तरफ “लौंडिया मिस काल से पट रही है” और दूसरी तरफ़ अगर  आप के पास ख़ास तरह का मोबाईल है तो वो आपकी मर्दानगी का सिम्बल है और इसके एवज में आप एक खूबसूरत स्त्री से छुट्टे पैसे के नहीं बल्कि कॉन्डोम के हकदार है। तो एक तरफ इस प्रकार का भारत है, इस तरह का समाज है  जहा इस तरह के बोल्ड दृश्य विद्यमान है। एक तरफ वो संस्कृति है जिसमे बॉयफ्रेंड/गर्लफ्रेंड आम बात होते हुए भी ऑनर किल्लिंग्स होती है, चमकते घरो में भी भ्रूण हत्या होती है, हर तरह के अपकर्म होते है। लेकिन इसके परे एक भारत और भी है जहा आम स्त्री पुरुष, वास्तविक धरातल पर जीते हुए हर तरह का संघर्ष कर रहे है। इनके पास बनावटी अधिकार चेतना का विमर्श नहीं बल्कि इनके अपने साधारण से ख्वाब है, साधारण सी जद्दोजहद है। और तकलीफ की बात है इनके बारे में कोई बात नहीं करता। जबकि सारी  सरकारी नीतियों का ये दुष्परिणाम ये चुपचाप झेलते है। ख़ास वर्ग से आती समस्यायों को भी यही वर्ग झेल रहा है चाहे वो किसी अमीरजादे की गाडी के नीचे आकर कुचल जाने का मामला हो, किसी के हवस का शिकार बन जाना हो,  या जरूरी वस्तुओ के आसमान छूने के कारण आभाव में जीने का दुःख हो, ये सब एक बड़े माध्यम वर्ग- आम लोगो का निरीह समूह- की किस्मत बन गयी है। कडुवी सच्चाई यही है कि इनके बारे में कोई बात नहीं करता है पर इनका इस्तेमाल करके आगे जरूर बढ़ जाता है।

उम्मीद है इन पे भी  विचार करके देश को सार्थक दिशा देने का प्रयास किया जाएगा।  इनकी भी किस्मत संवारने का सार्थक प्रयास किया जाएगा ग्लोबल भारत में जहा हर प्रकार के जायज़-नाजायज़ अधिकारों के साथ बहुत से संघर्ष चल रहे है। इस  अंतर्द्वंद में इस उपेक्षित वर्ग, आम पुरुषो।औरतो का समूह, की भी बात सुनी जायेगी जिनके बल पर देश टिका हुआ है।

 

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Million Thanks To My Haters For Adding A New Dimension In My Stature

The Honourble Mr. Justice K Bhaktavatsala: Becoming Agent Of Change

The Honourble Mr. Justice K Bhaktavatsala: Becoming Agent Of Change

It appears my worth as a writer attained a greater value, more than the symbolic value in a society deep rooted in utilitarian principles. I thank my detractors for making me gain star value by their constant display of stupid gestures at regular intervals. On Sep.04, 2012, I signed a petition on change.org,  seeking promotion of  Justice Bhaktavatsala. Later, I got the usual thanks notification: Dear Arvind, Thanks for signing my petition, ‘Reward Justice Bhaktavatsala -Karnataka: Reward JusticeBhaktvatsala for fighting against misuse of section 498a.’      

This petition stated: “In a feminist ruled country(feminocracy) like India Justice Bhaktvatsala is a great judge who against all odds is battling the feminist hegemony in courts. He has taken on the misandrist media and feminist ideology and is delivering great judgment. His recent efforts on stopping the misuse of the dreaded section 498a which has led to millions of husbands committing suicide is truly remarkable. India hails Justice Bhaktvatsala and wants more Judges like him to be elevated to the HC and Supreme court.”

And now on Sep.05, 2012, a prominent prestigious publication, Kafila, started a campaign for removal of the same judge. The content of the petition states: “Justice Bhaktavatsala has shown grave disrespect towards the Indian Constitution, which he is sworn to protect, and which guarantees equal rights to all citizens, men and women. As such, he has revealed himself to be utterly unfit for his high office of responsibility.Sign the petition asking the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Mr. Justice S.H. Kapadia, to remove Justice K Bhaktavatsala from his post for these appalling statements.”

Well, all I can now say is that ball lies in the court of people. Right now, I feel happy for adding a new dimension in the creature called writer. And yes, million thanks to my haters! 
 

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The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010: Hope It Really Helps Trapped Partners

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010: Hope It Really Helps Trapped Partners

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010 has raised a storm in the legal circles and among bodies representing rights of men. The bodies advocating for men’s rights like Save Indian Family Foundation (SIFF) have lambasted the latest amendment on ground that it promotes misandry in society. Even in legal circles, allowing wife right to oppose the grant of a decree, if she happens to be respondent, on the ground that the dissolution of the marriage will result in grave financial hardship to her but denying the same right to husband is being seen as violation of the principle inherent in Article 14 related with Right to Equality.

In my eyes, the response is just the reverse. I appreciate the amendment and I condemn the media and Men’s Rights Association that they have reacted in immature manner without bothering to having a close look at the Amendment. The Amendment nowhere talks about distribution of husband’s property -an impression generated by SIFF and Indian media. We should learn to appreciate good laws. However, I too have my fears and doubts but they differ hugely from the mainstream media or, for that matter, associations championing the cause of men.

This amendment had became a necessity after Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, and the Special Marriage Act, 1954 were modified to meet the new changes in the society. It was presented in the Parliament last year, keeping in mind suggestions made by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice. It would be quite interesting to know that demand to include “Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage as a Ground of Divorce” came into limelight some three decades ago. That prompted the Law Commission to take note of this issue. It dealt with this issue in its 71st Report titled “The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 — Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage as a Ground of Divorce” which was submitted in April, 1978, and made this recommendation that “irretrievable breakdown of marriage” should be made a new ground for granting a decree of divorce.

The Bill cites two judgement delivered by Supreme Court which acted as a catalyst: Ms. Jorden Diengdeh vs. S.S. Chopra(AIR 1985 SC 935) and Naveen Kohli vs. Neelu Kohli (AIR 2006 SC 1675). Both theses judgments laid emphasis on bringing suitable changes in Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 so that irretrievable breakdown of marriage could serve as an additional ground for divorce. The Law Commission once again came to the fore when it took suo moto cognizance of the issue, presenting its 217th Report titled ‘Irretrievable Breakdown of Marriage —Another Ground for Divorce’ to the government in year 2009.

It can be noticed that Congress governments have been pretty much conscious to introduce laws, which give an upper hand to weaker sex so that it can be seen as champion of women’s rights. It’s very much similar to its approach in the case of minorities, which it tries to woo with anti constitutional measures. The same Congress government miserably failed to protect the sanctity of important Constitutional bodies like Governor of States and Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). After all, how dare CAG came to point out irregularities in the allocation of radio spectrum? No need to talk about role of governors who turned out to be puppets instead of acting as bridge between Centre and States. It also weakened Judiciary by making it in constant conflict with Parliament over its power to interpret the laws in independent manner. The Congress governments in subtle ways have always tried to weaken all the institutions that came to curb its lust for power. Of late, we find that it’s chiefly focused to appease minorities and women. One can easily sense why it’s so? It’s because these two constitute its vote bank. It’s neither bothered about quality of life nor its interested in making the nation on right track. How else can one justify the way it dragged important institutions into controversy- the latest being army row?

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010: Hope It Really Helps Trapped Partners

Let’s grasp this fact very well that all dubious laws have been framed by Congress government in the name of good intentions. The same laws created with good intentions become so terrible that Supreme Court Court is left with no other option other than to treat the Dowry Act as instrument of legal terrorism. The SC/ST Act is another draconian law that has left deep scars on the societal structure operating in India. The point is if laws are allowed to operate in the flawed system they do not serve the purpose for which they have been created. They become medium to harass and frustrate the right people. The better way to improve the society is not only have good laws but also have a system that makes implementation of the laws in proper way.

Coming to the latest amendment made in Marriage Act, it’s good that government is conscious that divorce petitions if get trapped in the battle of egos hurt the interest of both the parties interested in quick separation. What it fails to recognize that granting only one side to oppose the petition, the wife, would only make the life of husband miserable, who is already reeling under many other flawed laws. It’s highly shocking that despite noticing trend in previous laws – the gross misuse of provisions providing upper hand to women- the government grants women the power to oppose such petitions in the name that ” dissolution of the marriage will result in grave financial hardship”. However, it conveniently forgets that dissolution is equally painful and shocking, emotionally as well as financially, for men community? Why have been they denied the chance to oppose the petition on the same ground ?

It’s not hard to ascertain that government is not ready to accept the new changes that have hit the Indian society. For instance, it is not ready to believe that women are highly aggressive and violent in our times, and, therefore, make necessary changes in Domestic Violence Act. Psychiatrist Dr Harish Shetty in one of the news items published recently says ” Domestic violence by women is grossly underreported as the law is heavily weighed against men.” It would be interesting to see when is Law Commission going to wake up and take suo moto cognizance of new behavioral patterns in women and make necessary changes in laws related with them? The problem with Law making bodies is that they deal with issues in narrow terms and hence the laws framed often miss the mark. The other point is bit complex in nature. The Women’s Commission in tandem with Women’s Rights activists and NGOs promotes emancipation of women, which has created more room for individualistic traits in women with heightened ego.

It’s really strange that we are creating more grounds of separation and, on the other hand, we are equally conscious that divorce becomes an easy task. Instead of making quality of life better, we are manufacturing new grounds of separation. On top of it, the flawed laws that ignore the abusive nature of women, the painful ignorance about the fact that men can be silent sufferers and the deep rooted prejudices which readily presume men guilty and women a holy cow have only led to collapse of family structure in India. It’s better that we device ways and means to ensure union and smooth relationship than ensuring easy divorce. Anyway, this amendment needs to be welcomed as it , at least, provides the trapped partners a chance to start new lives again than being engaged in endless battle. One hopes that it is not misused by the shrewd wives to manipulate and dictate terms.

The Marriage Laws (Amendment) Bill 2010: Hope It Really Helps Trapped Partners

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