Thursday, 31 January 2013 highlights: One! International Charity Event

Thanks to my amazing ma for taking pictures throughout the evening.

Monday, 21 January 2013

4 days left.

This post is dedicated to my charity event I am holding on for an organization called One! International Poverty Relief. They are an amazing organization, filled with awesome people that strive to teach literacy to children living in the slums of Mumbai!

Tonight We Are One! is a night filled with awareness, entertainment, great food and a way for you to be part of ending poverty and educating the youth!

Come out and experience it all at the Norwood Community Centre, Friday January 25, 2013,
6:30 p.m. !!!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

when will it stop.

4 days ago another article was written about a 29-year old woman who was gang raped on a bus in Punjab. The woman pleaded to get off the bus but no one said anything or did anything except stop at a secluded area where six men raped the woman throughout the night.

The six men have been arrested.

This is another of the many cases, women are being victimized, tortured and objectified. When will our culture get it in their heads that women are not born to be sex objects! When will the media stop objectifying women in the first place?

All I see in magazines is women wearing products after products, starving themselves to look more appealing to who? To themselves? Or to the eyes of others? It's sad to think when I have children they will be growing up in a materialistic, fake- alistic WORLD.

Let's work together to educate the people in our life to not think/be like that. Because if we have more people loving, instead of conforming then maybe, just maybe it will stop.


Thursday, 10 January 2013

so much to say.

So much has happened this past holiday in the news. First the Connecticut shooting and secondly the Delhi rape victim.

I have a lot to say about both but this post will focus on the Delhi rape victim. My ma was the one who told me about what happened. My first reaction wasn't shocking as I've heard many stories in India where women are raped and abused and there's no cry out, except this time. It's very unfortunate what happened but it's important that it did- to teach a lesson.

When I'm in India, especially in smaller states like where I was born- Allahabad- population of 1.74 million, I feel very cautious of how I present myself. This is because whenever I go out, my sister and I get stared at like vultures. It's quite disgusting but it's something we have taught ourselves to ignore. And, that's just it. We teach ourselves to ignore the wrong to protect ourselves when we shouldn't even have to.

It's time India changes their way of thinking and it's time they talk about sex. First, educate children at a younger age about sex. It's still very hush, hush there and if it's understood at an earlier age of what's wrong and right then maybe such problems wouldn't arise so often. If I understand correctly sex education isn't taught at most high schools in India or at all?

And in all honesty it's time citizens of India get taught about sex because come on,  India has a population of 1 billion or more so it's time they open there eyes to that option. It will leave less children in poverty, it will help the overall culture and hope to free the country as a whole into an open-minded way of thinking. - That's purely my thought on it.