INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE MARKET : EXPLORING THE PITFALLS OF PURCHASING PROPERTY IN DUBAI

Property buying is easier said than done. There are multiple pitfalls that can make your property purchase a horrible experience. This article presents you with some common tips that help in easy purchase.
Investment in house is not just about acquiring a property or asset, it is much more. Majority of the population carries the desire about buying such property that fits both their specifications and financial ability. Since, this forms a major investment in many people lives, so it should be done with extreme caution.

 

🔶 Understanding the threat:

Apparently, the aspect of property buy is easy. However, in reality it is something that requires in-depth research and careful examinations. This field is such that involves numerous pitfalls. While some of the pitfalls are easily averted, other can land the buyers in serious trouble. That is why it is essential to follow certain guidance that will help the buyers in staying away from impending problems.

🔶 Dubai as a property hub:
The aspect of pitfalls for property buy is a concern for the real estate market all over the world. However, this article is particularly pointed at the aspects that you should remember while purchasing a house in the real estate hub – Dubai. Over the years, this city has gained extreme prominence and emerged as the hot sport for property deals. This increasing concentration on the real estate market of Dubai is due to its rampant growth in terms of infrastructure and communication. Furthermore, it presents the residents with a high and upscale standard of living.

🔶 The points to remember:

When you are buying property in Dubai, certainly you desire a high returns. Here are some tips that will help you in avoiding those situations that can cause a hindrance in your plan of getting a lucrative return of investment.
🔶 Ignoring the structural survey:
The market of resale houses is as high as the new houses in Dubai. While purchasing such a property, it is essential to have a proper structural survey of the place. Often the buyers tend to ignore this aspect to save some money. However, that initial saving can turn into a huge expense if the house has structural faults. Thus, always check the maintenance report before investing your money in the purchase.
🔶 The peeking charges:
Creating a proper budget is the first step before purchasing any form of property. In general, the charges included in the budget are the price of the property. However, that is an incomplete one that can cause trouble in the near future. In Dubai, the purchases don’t require paying any tax amount and that saves a lot of money. However, there are charges of legal and processing fees that one need to consider. Along with that, buyers often forget to take in consideration the money that one requires to invest in the furnishing or renovation of the house. Moreover, one also needs to keep in mind the charges that come with the Dewa bills.
⚫ Judging the priority:
What is it that forms a buyer’s prior aspect for selection of a house? Most will dwell on the distance of the house form their workplace. However, that is one of the naïve mistakes. Your house buying decision should be on the fruitfulness of the location and not its distance from your workplace. The reason is that one’s place of working may change in the future. However, the huge investment in property cannot come every time you shift from job within Dubai. Thus, it is extremely necessary that you have a thorough survey of the location where you will be purchasing your house.
⚫ Judging the location:
What are the parameters that help you in judging a location? Many buyers have this complain that they cannot understand the aspects that make a location better than the others. Here are some of the aspects that will help you in understanding the efficiency of a location. This certainly will help you with hassle-free purchase of the property.
1. The modes of communication are easily accessible from the place.
2. There should be easy availability of the common facilities of market, medicine, education, etc.
3. The place needs to have consistent water flow.
4. Most importantly, ensure that the place is secure for residing.
Dubai is such a city where each locality has developed in a similar way. Thus, the buyers will not face much problem in these aspects.
🔵 Ownership issues:
Due diligence is a necessary step before purchasing the property. It will help you in authenticating the aspect of ownership. Make sure the property you are purchasing has the necessary papers and the seller has the rightful ownership to make the dealings.
🔵 Choose help cautiously:
To avoid the hardship of finding a property, many takes help of the real estate agents. However, before hiring make sure that the agent has the registered permission to operate in the concerned field. Moreover, the registered agents will help you in selecting such house that doesn’t pose any form of problems for the buyer.

 

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THE DUSK OF DEPRESSION

Depression,
it all began with two sleepless weeks
and one lost word – I.
am not the person who choose
to vent out my emotions
in the most fancy way
‘cause it feels like a deuce
to answer their every question
while I throw a hundred dead smiles at them,
cynically,
not a single one returns to life.
How easy it is
to stand among the horde
waiting for a transport
to carry you home
but not when your eyelids flicker
twenty times and your heart screams
of a dungeon noir
louder than those announcement speakers
with every passing train.

Let me lay open
a lethal pain scorching through my spine
which is growing as fragile as my heart.
The same heart, which was once brave enough
to carry an unbounded weight of loneliness.

Their preferences,
their priorities,
their rules,
their desires,
I served their lives.
Selflessness, comes with a big price to pay.

A life more brutal & baffling
than it was meant to be
so as I stare at my room’s ceiling
in the screams of sleepless nights
my mind consoles my soul
for the failed attempts of regrets
that I tried
to throw out the fucking window
every time I crawl through
my own torturous mind.

But there’s always one ray of the sun
dwindling all those aching questions

inhaling tomorrow
exhaling yesterday.
‘I’ keep walking,
until I see the dusk of depression.
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FATHER – AN UNDERRATED ANGEL

The wrinkles of his forehead vanishes away with one glimpse of your face at the end of the day.
The gray smoke he exhales is nothing but the demons he struggle to fray.
sometimes, he stays awake throughout the night with broken wishes in his eyes,
so that some day you could sleep peacefully after completing your own dreams.
You scored 85, he yelled – why not 90?
Yet deep within he was pleased that at least you tried.
‘Stone like personality’; the society labels him,
but no one knows, when he would box up his feelings.
The bottle of cheap alcohol that he gulps down once in a while,
is a way of loosing the weight of indefinable baggage that he carries around.
Obliquely, he teaches you about how to trust the ones you love and<br>
how to not trust everyone you come across.
Your mother fed you but he took care of your health,
your mother bought your school books but he is the one who put covers on them for you so that they would stay clean even on stormy days.
I need more pocket money; you insisted your mother every month,
but it was him who kept quiet the moment you sneaked out with his hundred rupees note for the first time.
They say God created mothers ’cause he cannot be everywhere,
what they couldn’t understand is that; angels matter too.
Father, he might make you feel alone many the times,
but he can never let you be – ’empty’.

 

 

One father is worth more than                a hundred schoolmasters! 

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They named it – ‘The substance abuse’.

Dear Chester Bennington,

 

They named it ‘The substance abuse’.
Numb, that is what you must have felt while standing one step closer to death. Maybe your invoiced pain weakened your powerful screams to the extent where you finally craved for silence from the inside. 
Did that melodious sound of the instruments echoing inside recording room scorched your wounds? Or was it easier to run rather than being victimized by impending voices? I bet, when your dreams were reeling, you hit that castle of glass full of sharp edges until you beheld the first shadow of the day. 
The agony, must have hovered through your spine along with the last performance. Instead of those million words you could have said, you offered the world an unrecognizable goodbye & yet they named it –
‘The substance abuse’.

 
When suffocation is unending;
know that it isn’t the time to mark the graves. 
Because there’s always,
always one more light
when you feel powerless
from skin to bone.

 

 

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The man who sung like an angel, and screamed like a demon. R.I.P

You alone are ample

My journal has become like the dark sky without stars.
I haven’t written anything in a long time. My misery almost ate me up from inside out and left nothing but shattered bones behind.

All these days are biting the dust in front of my eyes. I can’t save them. How will I, When I cannot even save my perishing heart? Sometimes I look myself in a mirror and screech, “what have you done to yourself darling?” Nevertheless, I brutally fail to find the answer most often. But am I the only one who have caused this catastrophe beneath my soul? Maybe not. I hope not. Many the times you will wake up with dreams within your eyes which will eventually turn into nightmares and the reality will chock you up until you suffocate even in the fresh air.
Analyzing the cause behind my depression & despair, I came to a conclusion that a human never tortures self in the first place. It’s always an expectation & hope from someone else that kills you time after time and one fine day you certainly realize the fact that you cannot hold someone if they do not want to serve the same love anymore, no matter how hard you try.

Time spins, people change. The pass code of your cellphone won’t be the same ever again. The habit of receiving morning, night, and those twenty texts in the middle of the day; will fizzle out just like a million particles of sand does with vicious wind, gradually.
The strongest cup of coffee made at 2 am will taste like regrets, but you will drink it up till the last drop. Comfort will play on your eyelids and you can finally behold the entrancingly changing colors of the sky at 5 am.

 
And if you cannot find any strength within self, 
clean that dust off – 
from your mirror
from your mind.
Or just take those scattered pieces
& rebuild yourself. 
If they cannot see your worth, 
then it’s your turn to exit the room full of adversity.
Life is too short to throttle your existence with your own palms. 
Looking down was never an option,
it never is.
Keep your head up,
see the dark clouds evanescence.
Even with a bruised soul, 
know that you will continue.
You will.

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CONFESSIONS OF A SKINNY GIRL : WHERE ‘BEING SKINNY’ IS BEYOND THEIR INTUITION.

Sometimes she consoles herself about how one day everyone will accept her as she is from inside. They judge her from head to toe as if her kind behavior, her talents, her thoughts, her dreams, her willpower – nothing else matter for them except her external looks. If you think only obese people suffers depression because of all the judgments of this so called society, then take a look at these personal experiences straight from the diary of a skinny girl.

1. “It must be because of the screwed-up eating pattern” – They say, a skinny person is skinny because he/she refuses to manage a healthy diet throughout the day but trust me, this isn’t the case with everyone. What some people around do not understand is different humans have different body structure. We all are born with different body structures and that is how it works. We cannot always change how our body functions. Skinny people have the genetics which give them a quick metabolism. When a person is gaining fat, he/she is said to have a bad metabolism function.  For example, when a skinny person eats as much as obese person, his/her body would not show much difference but when a substantial person eats in a small quantity, his/her body begins to react hastily and hence they gain fats faster than others. It’s not like I have a serious disorder regarding food intake, but I can only eat as much as my body wants to accept.
P.s. – I do feel hungry therefore, I do eat just like any other normal person.

2. “Scraggy bodies are for modelling purpose only” – wrong, wrong, wrong. Some of them starve till they pass out and that, is not ‘skinny’ but utter idiocy. “Clothes look better on tall & skinny girls” is one horrible norm of fashion industry. Though the time is changing now, and many brands are hiring overweight girls; there is a long way to go when many parts of the fashion & entertainment wouldn’t be biased – where every woman – whether skinny or overweight would get equal opportunity and acceptance.

3. “Lean people can wear anything they want to” – When you are lean AND tall, you cannot just go to the store & find a well fitting shirt or jeans. Only a skinny person can understand this awful struggle. Being tall, S is too small for me & being thin, M is too baggy for me you know? There is nothing in between. It feels as if all these local & international brands have taken a pledge of never coming up with proper sizes of attire for people like us. When your friends are shopping in xyz brand store and you are just staring at those shelves filled with trendy clothes, ‘cause you know you cannot fit in them as of now, it is just an absolute disappointment with yourself.

4. “A skinny body is equals to unhealthy person” – As obvious as it may sound but it doesn’t get applied to every lean body structured person. I rarely fall sick (*touchwood*touchwood*). Maybe it’s my body which is too nice to have mercy on me or maybe the white blood cells inside me are truly great soldiers! But this is the only one side of the coin, a nightmare giggles on the other side telling me that you cannot win if you get into the physical fight with someone and that my friend, is an undeniable truth. The other day, one of my good friends punched on my shoulder with a minimal force and poof! My stupid bone got swollen leaving a blend of red-blue-green scar on that particular area. Having great hemoglobin percentage is not always enough to fight back – this truth is indisputable.

5. “You are lucky because you don’t have to face consequences which are generally faced by chubby folks” – Really? What about lean people like us? We do have to go through various issues like we cannot lift heavy weight objects, we cannot ride heavy vehicles, we cannot walk for long time, we cannot tolerate heavy cold or heavy temperature due to our thin skin. We struggle with weak bones & if we ever get injured, the pain is obviously more than those who have normal weight so; no we do not feel lucky at all when we have to bare all that physical pain.

6. “Carrying yourself must be as easy as ABC” – “Not really, darling!” I do not even remember when was the last time I stepped out of the house without looking in the mirror thrice. It is hard to go throughout the day specially when your profession requires communication with different kinds of people. Showing confidence on face even when you are feeling extremely exhausted from inside, is no joke. Being skinny is in some people’s genetics but making excuses isn’t. So what you were born that way? We all are in the same race with equal rules.

So the next time anyone looks at you from head to toe and call you a ‘skeleton’ or even a ‘round’, show them the best curve you could ever wear – your smile. Has it been written anywhere in golden words that a woman should look like an hourglass and a man, like hulk? Your dress size is not more important than the size of your zest. There is nothing wrong with your body but so much wrong with those minds which make fun of it for the sake of self-entertainment. Be comfortable in your own skin and love yourself inside-out for who you really are. Whether you are size 0 or size 18, never ever starve yourself – intake healthy food and breathe positivity ‘cause that’s how your mirror would fall in love with you every single day.

‘Pole’ in school,
‘Skeleton’ in college and
‘Matchstick’ at workplace;
body shamming lived with her
from the time she didn’t even know its meaning.
Visible bones, thigh gaps
Flat chest or not so toned butt,
She wasn’t born to look sexy in your parties;
her soul was meant to suit-up for the meetings
to build grand opportunities for herself –
so that the world which tries to mock her
shall feel ashamed of their slender minds
instead of leaving her body in disguise.

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PHILLAURI : A GHOST THAT MAKES YOU LAUGH – A LOVER THAT MAKES YOU CRY.


Anushka Sharma as Shashi and / Ghost
Diljit Dosanjh as Roop Lal
Suraj Sharma as Kanan
Mehreen Pirzada as Anu (Kanan’s girlfriend)


“It will bore you to tears”, they said.

Turns out, I didn’t even yawn for once throughout the movie. But they were not wrong about tears; I did shed some, in joy as well as in misery.

Produced by siblings – Anushka Sharma & Karnesh Sharma and directed by Anshai Lal, released on 24th March 2017; Phillauri isn’t just a movie but a magnificent concept of which no one ever thought of before in Bollywood industry. Even though some scenes might hit you right in the heart, from the beginning to the end, the film stays true to its genre – ‘romantic comedy’.
The 33 year old Actor & singer Diljit Dosanjh made a perfect pair with Bollywood’s one of the most talented actress Anushka Sharma.

The movie begins with Kanan’s (Suraj Sharma) marriage meet with his long-term girlfriend Anu’s (Mehreen) family where an astrologer suggests his family to get him married with a tree so that all hitch in his upcoming life shall fade out. Kanan has no idea that he isn’t only getting hitched to a tree but also with the ghost (of Shashi) which lived on that tree for decades. The movie takes you a century back where Shashi & Roop Lal’s love story begins within a small village of Punjab. Soothing poetries, sunny fields, knotted dreams; everything seemed nothing less than beautiful. But unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! What was written in the fate of flower like lady Shashi and community’s joy Roop Lal? Viewers would have to bide their time to know that! On the other hand, the ongoing time period revolves around Kanan & his girlfriend’s pre-wedding life conflicts – which the ghost of Shashi tries to sort out eventually.

If you are one highly sensitive person like me, then the last few minutes can take you to a world where you will cry your eyes out, regardless of how hard you try to withhold your feelings.
Anvita Dutt has done an exceptional job in penning down the lyrics for the songs while Diljit himself has sung two songs for the film.
Romance, comedy, history, mystery, music – all in all, Phillauri is the perfect blend of everything. So what are you waiting for? Take the time off from work or get off from your couch and get ready to enter into a world where you cannot resists to feel plentiful emotions.

Phillauri the movie definitely deserves 3.5 out of 5 stars.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS : TAKE THE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN SMILE.

“Why can’t you just be happy?”, my classmates used to ask me in worry.

“Happy? What’s that?” – This was my all time favourite counter question.

‘Happiness meaning’ I typed on Google and hit the search button when I graduated from my high school. Until then, I was too innocent to care about my own emotions. I was innocent and ignorant just like a new born who does not hold capability to understand more than a specific limit. For me, definition of happiness didn’t exist – it wasn’t even necessary. Serenity that came from running freely on the grass with naked foots & agitation that occurred whenever I missed my favourite cartoon serial. That’s all mattered. There was nothing in between. Back in those days, I was carefree.
As I grew young, I eventually started realizing that two more emotions exists inside us, then five more, and then ten more. Certainly, most of them are negative so they begun to overshadow my ‘peacefulness’. After all, it takes one little spark to spread the fire which destroys anything & everything, and millions of water drops to create one beautiful pond. Each of us may go through different phases or various experiences but sufferance is inevitable. Well, it just happens. We hope & depend too much on someone or something that we literally hand over our mind’s remote to that person or that particular situation. Situations are unpredictable, and so are people – it took me five years to understand this shit. I was brutally failing in giving myself that one smile back. It has always been easy for people around me to capture my state of mind. I am a zero at hiding my emotions, no matter how hard I try to cover them up. They counselled me at an individual level, tried to divert my  mind by taking me out for few hours, some of them scolded me so that I would change my thoughts. At one point, they all stopped trying. Not because they didn’t care anymore but because I stopped caring about myself. I thought ‘There is something wrong with my fate because whenever life is gifting me one smile, I am compulsorily paying the price with depression and tears. My thoughts were irrational. Heck, every now & then – they still are. But now I have formulae to control them as much as possible. I have begun to follow this exercise:
If I stay awake till 3 in the morning, I say to myself, “whatever is going on inside my brain is probably insignificant and pointless so why should I screw up my health for the upcoming day? I can think upon all these issues over the period of time when my brain is really relaxed and usually by then my anxieties fades away. As cliché as it might sound but, ‘time heals everything’. We are all slaves to our wants and desires. If someone criticizes you and it makes you think twice about yourself, then you are nothing but a slave to that person’s changing moods. Be aware of the things you are a slave to. Be it materialistic or non-materialistic. When you know, it gets a lot easier to get out of any situation which indirectly saves your time and makes space for things which are profitable for your own self.
The main problem with entire humanity is we ‘ask’ for happiness, instead of ‘building’ it by our own. If boss disapproves the work, disappointment hits right in the heart. If business is going through hard phase for few days, fear eats us inside out. If we notice even the smallest strange thing in our love life, we stay insecure day & night. We expect, we expect ‘greatness’ from everything around us and end up getting disenchanted and yet we anticipate again – that’s the human tendency. Sometimes, we need something to hold onto and that is why some humans visit religious places or perform rituals time and again. But at the end of the day, an atheist & an idolatry; both have to fight through bad phases. So what can you do to make yourself better in this not so perfect world?

  • Get rid of bad people – When you stay twenty feet away from people who does not bring out the best in you, all the qualms inside your head gets cut in half. Whatever brings you down – whether people or thoughts, need to leave immediately.
  • Choose yourself – Wrong decisions? Risks? Consequences? Failure? What are you afraid of? We are humans and not robots. Nothing is going to fall in our laps so easily. Even if something goes totally wrong, you lose nothing but gain. You gain experiences, you gain strength, you learn lessons. Choosing yourself matters when “YOLO”.
  • Cling onto present – that is the only solution to get rid of past’s pain and future’s trepidations. Make the list of things which brings you happiness and make them your priority.
  • Learn to enjoy small things – Take a walk on empty street every once in a while, go for the hiking on nearby mountain and just breathe in the beauty of our nature, plant a tree at the corner of the street, have a good laugh with your beloved, dial the number of the friend you haven’t talked with for a pretty long time, take one day holiday from your work and take a random local bus/train. Observe, contribute, and learn more.
  • Be the boss of your life – Now you will say that this is not easy at all. But you know what? This is not even that complicated. We imagine bad situations like they are as big as a mountain turns out, they aren’t even the size of a dust particle. We evolve them by feeding them unknowingly. Whatever we choose to feed, grows.

Google told me that happiness means feeling cheerful. DO I feel cheerful all the time? No, that’s next to impossible. CAN I simply stay serene through ups & downs in my day to day life? Of course, yes. We humans live an average life of 75-80 years on a dot that carries 10,000,000 different species – which are inhaling, exhaling just like us. What are you afraid of? Yesterday is gone; tomorrow may never come, so be content with what you have now. You don’t have to change your living, but the way you look at your existence. When was the last time you rode with the wind on grass patches with your bare feet? It’s never too late to feel that ‘contentment’ again.

“The key to being happy
is knowing you have the power
to choose what to accept
and what to let go.”
– Dodinsky (In the garden of thoughts)

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International Women’s day – Celebrating the invincible spirit of women.

Mother, daughter, wife, sister, nanny, colleague, student, teacher, doctor, adviser, entrepreneur, leader, social activist – in whichever role she is, she pours her whole heart in it. Today, she is sparkling in every field. She is daring to speak up, she is willing to take actions, she is eager to ‘be’, rather than watching other’s ‘becoming’.  But this little-bright situation was not the same few decades ago. There was the time when females had no right to step out of four walls, they had no right to take education or learn any kind of skill, they had no right to choose, and they had no right to breathe with free minds. Taking birth as a female child meant a life full of barriers & misery. There had to be someone to break those walls, to change those polluted thoughts, but in the world of 7 billion people; ‘someone’ was not enough to bring the change. When one woman breaks her silence, the voice echoes, inspiring hundreds to take a stand for good. Let us bring spotlight on some valorous women around the world lived their lives as warriors, who refused to give up every single time and became revolutionary faces of different parts of the world.

Savitribai Phule :

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Being born as a female in a country of male dominance and at the period when women used to get treated nothing less than servants, was like living behind the bars right from the first breath. Nevertheless, Savitribai Phule was an exceptional lady. Along with her husband, Mahatma Jyotirao phule (Indian activist & social reformer), she determined to improve woman’s rights in India by solving illiteracy issue. She knew that the education is the first step to bring women out of darkness of the four walls. She founded a school for girls of rural community in pune, Maharashtra in 1848. Savitribai Phule motivated many girls to come to the school & learn for their own betterment. Coming from a family where every woman was illiterate, she took a bold step of taking education from her husband. She wrote many poems against discrimination & illiteracy.  Being the first woman teacher ever in India, she became an inspiration for millions of woman in our country.

Aruna Roy :

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Born on 26th June 1946, Aruna Roy’s life journey marked her name in the hundred most influential people in the world in 2011. She is known for her contribution to fight against corruption and promoting government transparency. Her parents played a huge role in making her what she’d always wanted to become – a woman who’d work to bring the change in poor’s lives. She also worked towards the empowerment of small wages workers and farmers. From being a civil servant, to becoming the voice of low-paid people, Aruna Roy played a huge role in establishing right to information & right to work act. She is the co-founder of Mazdoor_Kisan_Shakti_Sangathan.

Safa-al-Ahmad :

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This brave heart lady was born in a country where women are treated as second-class citizens. Rights for women in Saudi Arabia are lesser as compared to any other neighbouring country. Most of the times, they do not have right to do many vital tasks like driving a car, wearing make-up or jewellery, talking to a man outside of relative, learn or play their favourite sport, and so on. Despite of knowing all the consequences, Safa al Ahmad stood on her ground in an attempt to break the silence of those millions of Arabian ladies. The government of Saudi tried to stop all her campaigns but they couldn’t shake her enthusiasm. She has made various documentaries on revolutions in Middle East – focusing on the lifestyle of woman so in the flesh, all these inappropriate situations shall come to an end eventually.

Kalpana Chawla :

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conquering the world was not enough for the strong creature like woman and that is why Kalpana Chawla – an Indian-American astronaut, aspired to fly in space shuttle. She became the first Indian woman to be in space. In 2003, the entire world had their eyes on NASA’s space shuttle STS-107 Columbia carrying seven crew members including Kalpana Chawla. Right from the school days, Kalpana had that spark inside her. Unlike other students, she would draw airplanes & spacecrafts. She obtained two degrees – Masters of Science & PhD in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas & University of Colorado. After being in space for 31 days & 14 hours, the STS-107 was finally returning to earth and just when 15 minutes was remaining for space shuttle to land on earth, it exploded, killing all the seven members. NASA honoured kalpana with three different medals for her contribution to astronomy and her ultimate bravery.

Malala Yousafzai :

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“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful” – this was the statement made by Malala at one press conference when she won the battle against death. At the age of 12, for BBC website, she anonymously wrote her life experiences during Taliban’s tremendous dominance in Pakistan. Taliban made their own laws in Pakistan such as – there should be no music, no television, no source of education for girls, and so on. But being an educationalist’s child, she knew how essential it was for her and for other kids to get at least basic education so that they don’t have to get influenced by society’s cruel minds. Many evil heads in her community tried to threaten her and others who were trying to bring a positive change in the country but she didn’t backed off and indeed, in the year 2012, when she was just 15 year old; a gunman shoot her down with three bullets on her head. After months of treatment she stood on her own feet and again continued her journey towards stamping out illiteracy. Malala achieved the noble prize at the age of 17 – becoming the youngest ever Noble award laureate. She is still getting honoured in various festivals around the world, television programmes, and international events.

Berta Caceras :

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Born in La Esperanza, Honduras, Berta Caceras didn’t think twice before making her mind to work for the betterment of environment. Who would have thought that saving a place which gives us better environment to breathe, would be the reason of somebody’s last breathes? Just when she started opposing the mining works and unlawful deforestation which were destroying our planet’s pleasing environment, she was murdered by some heedless minds by entering inside her home. She was one of the 185 environmental activists who were shot dead worldwide in the year 2015. Even though she is gone, her legacy is still alive among those who are continuing her incomplete battle. Saving the nature and making this world a better place, for our future generations.

Ruchira Gupta :

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The fierce lady of Indian society , Ruchira Gupta has worked for over 25 years towards bringing sex trafficking to an end. She is the head of ‘Apne aap woman worldwide’ – an NGO that works for eliminating human sex trafficking. Unlawful prostitution in India is a major issue and trying to stop it means going inside Lion’s territory by self-will. She has also made a documentary upon prostitution business titled – ‘The selling of innocents’. With her ceaseless efforts, Gupta became the voice of millions of victims & survivors of prostitution globally. In her organization, girls & women are given the access to basic and higher education, they are taught different skills so that they can earn on their own, and they are provided legal protection. She told the world how human bodies aren’t made to be stolen or sale. Ruchira Gupta is honoured with Clinton Global Citizen Award by the Clinton foundation and the abolitionist award by the House of Lords.

These are just few woman icons amongst thousands like them, who inspired thousands & millions females to fight for good and climb the stairs of success. From silent generation to Millennials, women are proving that gender has nothing to do with capabilities & tenacity. The day when a woman would no longer have to struggle for her survival, is the day when this world would be one beautiful & a contented place for the entire humankind.
A woman deserves to be free just like any other creature does on this planet. Strength of a woman can carry the weight of the world so if you are a man, support her in her every right decision, if you are a woman then remember to keep building yourself strongly and if you are a human; celebrate the spirit of a woman 365 days instead of celebrating her existence for once in a year.

Don’t question her answers,
don’t doubt her intentions,
don’t disregard her choices,
don’t forget her sacrifices,
but most of all;
never let her feel that she is lesser than the opposite gender.
For she is a woman –
a soul full of wondrous capabilities,
she could move mountains and leap over oceans
once she determines.

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WE THE PEOPLE OF INDIA : FROM ACCEPTANCE TO EXPECTANCE

India-the land of diversity celebrated its 68th Republic day on 26th of January 2017. Legends came & left forever mark, seasons passed, generations suffered through various scenarios but there are some pieces which are still awaiting to get rearranged.

Somewhere indigenous swears sound vulgar but international ones make you sound cool.

Somewhere temples are full of money & food but somewhere a beggar sleeps empty stomach, with no roof over head.

Somewhere ordinary clothes make you look illiterate while wearing branded clothes ironically make you smart.

Somewhere trash cans are clean, and roads are filled with garbage.

Somewhere people has patience to stand in long queues for buying stuffs on sale from mall, but impatientness reached the ace while standing in ATM/Bank queues after demonitization.

Somewhere sharing fake news through social media applications & sites is more important than finding the truth.

Somewhere traditions matter over living creatures lives.

Somewhere vegetable & fruit vendors are for bargaining & supermarket’s overpriced products gives you a feeling of living high-status lifestyle.

Somewhere people are spitting & urinating publicly but no one heeds. On the contrary, it gets extremely troublesome for few when a couple tries to walk hand-in-hand on streets.

Somewhere residential pools are clean & shinning but no one thinks twice before throwing worship materials in rivers.

Somewhere dowry system still exists. In fact, even in well-educated familiws living in metropolitan cities. Whenever it is from man’s side, it is a dowry and whenever it is from woman’s side – it’s called the ‘need of time’ .

Somewhere some of us scream that ‘education is the key’, but we do not think twice while changing locks.

Somewhere providing one 100 rs. Note to the traffic police is okay whilst wearing one kg helmet seems like a huge burden on head.

Somewhere foreigners try to speak in local language as much as they can, and some citizens exhibit their sophistication level by using huge English sentences at unnecessary places.

Somewhere some people are always ready to debate over Geeta & Quran no matter whether they had read one before or not.

Somewhere you can easily rent a partner for a night and somewhere you have no right to choose a partner for life.

Somewhere we are proud to be known as an originators of Kamasutra but section 377 is still valid.

Somewhere a celebrity is roaming free after committing a major crime and on the other hand, a needy victim seeks for justice all his life.

Somewhere people try hard to ‘cast a vote’ with the hope of changing bad scenario while somewhere someone is happy to ‘vote for a caste’.

And there are many more issue which gets ignored under such vast population.

A country which carries more than 134 crores of population, living in 29 states & 7 union territories, with more than 8 religions & 1,652 unalike languages in use, India, is not just a country, it is one carefully & divinely crafted concept. Any kind of positive social modification is possible if we, as an individual, dare to take a small steps towards it. Dr. B R AMBEDKAR wrote the constitution of India 68 years ago yet today’s society is somewhere lacking to live up to it. Where there is darkness, there is also a bright ray of hope. Today, our country’s literacy rate is continually increasing, female foeticide is finely decreasing, gates of opportunities for woman are gradually opening. We need more such progressive changes.No, the whole nation doesn’t need you but at least five people around you does. Stay awake, for you are a part of world’s biggest democracy. A country cannot do anything for you until & unless you are ready to do something for it.

Safety, Justice, Liberty, Equality, & Fraternity has no place where fear breathes. Change is possible only when all the minds are freed. One rotten mango can spoil the entire basket & we cannot afford to have a bolt on our well-formed culture. Talent & Wisdom flows in our veins, together let’s create a place where we can constantly boost them. Once social evolution begins, it cannot be reversed. The future belongs to us & our esteemed tricolor. So let’s not accept the situation, expect the best – from self, and fulfill our responsibilities towards the nation ’cause that is how we can create a better nation for next generations by fixing these unfitting pieces to create a beautiful picture for the world in the end.

JAI HIND!

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