Toilet Tragedy

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Toilet Tragedy 

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India has so many big problems like rape,corruption,inflation,terrorism,etc which remained in the eyes of media that other problems which perhaps not provide high TRPs but are important enough to affect the millions in our country. The problem of open defecating is as serious as any other problem in our country and it is sad that few are worried for this Toilet Tragedy.

Millions of our countrymen compromise their dignity due to lack of toilets and sanitation facilities. This problem is intense in villages as compare to cities because in cities their are government provided mobile toilets but in villages there are no such options but to defecate in open which leads to health problems like diarrhea,cholera,typhoid,etc arising from unhygienic surroundings. The infants and children are more prone to such infectious diseases and the most of them died due to such illness before reaching the age of five. The infant and child mortality rate in India is 60/1000 which means 60 children died out of 1000 before reaching the age of five and in almost every case the reason behind these deaths are one these diseases. If we compare it to our birth rate which is 20/1000 we can see how horrific is this problem. We are loosing our children at three times the rate of their birth.

Apart from the health issues raised by open defecating , the safety of women and girls is another subject of concern. Imagine woman or girl in your house going to defecate in open at night and that too in village environment where night falls early than in cities and all streets were deserted as soon as sun sets. Open fields or forests areas where open defecation is generally happen are full of dangerous insects and reptiles , moreover mischievous and anti-social elements look such instances as a chance to execute their heinous desires. A study shows that the most victims of rape in rural areas are those women and girls who went for defecating in open. This shows how dangerous open defecating is to our society.But still millions of girls and women compromise their life and dignity due to helplessness of not being accessible to toilets

There is the time we all come together to spread awareness about this issue and come forward to make India open defecating free country. Domex, HUL's flagship sanitation brand is working in this field since November 2013 by running Domex Toilet Academy (DTA) which helps in providing proper sanitation facilities and imparts knowledge of cleanliness. ' Toilet for Babli' program is their latest initiative in providing toilets to villages and making them open defecation free. You can also bring about the change in the lives of millions of kids, thereby showing your support for the Domex Initiative. All you need to do is “click” on the “Contribute Tab” on and Domex will contribute Rs.5 on your behalf to eradicate open defecation, thereby helping kids like Babli live a dignified life. 

I think this is a great initiative and we can do a lot by just a mouse click. This small step would be a big leap for health and safety of millions of kids like Babli.

This post is part of 'Toilet for Babli' initiative by Domex India in association with Indiblogger
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Let Children Be Children

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Let Children Be Children

14th November is the birthday of India's first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru which is celebrated as children's day in India due to his love and fondness to children. He always interacted with them and they used to call him 'Chacha Nehru' (Uncle Nehru). This year we are celebrating his 125th birth anniversary so I decided to raise some issues related to children.

The children are the most important part of our society as they are the future of the country. What we will give them today they will return to us in the future. So if we want a better society, a better state , a better nation and a better world we must take the best care of our children. Their proper growth is crucial for the proper growth of the society and this is possible only when we let children be themselves and not try to make them someone else.

Today in order to get higher TRP's reality shows compel children to behave like adults, they are forced to dance and talk like grown ups, they make them wear vulgar dresses and so on. Similarly some organisations trained them to kill , they filled hatred in they minds and believe me hatred will only make way for more hatred. Such malignant treatment of children is very dangerous. Many children work due to poor financial conditions of their family and in developing country like India we have millions of children in this condition. Their are laws to prevent them but there implementation is almost negligible. When poverty is not giving them proper food how we expect them to grow to their full potential and discover their inner strengths. They are not voters so why concern about their problems. But it is sad to say we elders have also not raised children problems like increasing burden of education,proper facilities in school,problem of malnutrition ,etc.

For a better tomorrow we should hear to their silent yearnings to let them be themselves. Let them be innocent children learning different things as they progresses in life and we playing the role of their guides telling them about the good and the bad. And for the underprivileged children we should help them as much as possible. There is an organisation Akshaya Patra which is bringing such children to schools by helping in providing meals in schools.

I hope a children's day where every child would be happy is near. I have made a video dedicated to all children using a song from Hindi movie Taare Zamin Par ( Like Stars on earth) starring Aamir Khan and Darshil Safary in lead roles 

This post is also linked to Three Word Wednesday #401 (Crucial, Malignant,Yearning).
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Hunger Is Hindrance

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Hunger Is Hindrance

' Ek Mayaan mein do talwarein nahin reh sakti ' ( two of a trade seldom agrees ) that goes with the classroom hunger as well. Their must be only one hunger in the classroom that's hunger for knowledge. We Indians can't afford shortage of this hunger because it is required to build a better country but ' Bhuke pet bhajan nahin hove gopala' which means one can't pray empty stomach. So, if it is not possible to worship god with empty stomach how we wish that children can study and concentrate when hungry.

Many dropouts in schools of rural India is due to this problem, illiterate farmers believes that their children would be benefited more by learning to work in fields and not by learning in classrooms. Poverty in our country also make it difficult for poor people to enroll their children to schools but in areas and in schools where midday meal is offered enrollment of students has increased drastically. But there is the need to spread such schemes to remote areas and to wider population. In places where schools are very far away, I think mobile kitchens should be send with teachers to promote 'Eat and Learn'. Parents with more than one children often left their toddlers in care of school going children when they are off to work thus limiting these children to home caring for their siblings, eat and learn vans are like 'Ek teer se do nishaane' (Kill two birds with one stone) as along with providing education they can help in eradicating malnutrition by providing food for those toddlers and infants in care of their school going brother and children without bothering the parents.

Moreover interacting more with the villagers in such a way bring education closer to the people removing many misconceptions prevailed in people regarding schools and education.' Ek haath se taali nahin bajti' ( Its take two to tango) thus for the success of any program people's participation is must in government's initiative.

A child is a father of a nation, just imagine what a generation of educated youth could do to the nation. It is the lack of education and hunger which misleads many children and they easily falls for t bad habits, violence and crimes. People are ready to do anything for the sake of food for themselves and their family. Education opens the window of opportunity and hunger closes the doors to education. NGO's like The Akshaya Patra is helping in implementing midday meal schemes in government schools as well as government aided school thus opening the doors of education and the windows of opportunity. I am glad for writing this post as it will donate to Akshya Patra by BlogAdda.

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Spotlight: Fraudster

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Spotlight: Fraudster

Title:  Fraudster
Author: R V Raman
Category: Fiction
 Publisher: Hachette
Date: 2014
Price: Rs. 250
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9350098008

Fraudster : The Story of Corporate India’s Black Sheep:
Fraudster is a suspense thriller from R. V. Raman set in the world of corporate finance.

Summary of the Book
Some people will do anything to silence anyone they think are obstacles. They won’t stop at anything, not even murder. In this thrilling novel, a young banker deposes before a commission investigating large-scale financial fraud. She is found dead the very next day. Meanwhile, a leader of corporate India falls to his death from his South Bombay flat. In a multinational accounting firm, the high-security server room is hacked. The hackers want more than just company secrets. Illegal finance, high-profile crimes and brutal manipulation combine in this tale of greed, treachery and corruption amidst corporate India’s worst members.

About R. V. Raman
R. V. Raman is an Indian writer and the former head of KPMG's Consulting Practice and the co-head of their Risk Advisory Services. He was also partnered with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen, and boasts an experience of over three decades and covering four continents. Currently a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Trichy, he teaches Business Strategy. He is based in Chennai and this is his first book.

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