I recently read this article about high crime rates in Delhi against women. The author has taken an interesting viewpoint by proposing that bad parenting of the male child is responsible for rapes. “Parents bring up their sons as though they are reincarnation of the God Emperor”, she says..
I am pasting the article below. I somewhat agree with what she has to say. Our social fabric and family and social values are woven in such a way that the female is always considered inferior to the male child. What do you think? Enter your views in the comments below.
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We, as Indians, place great importance on our family and the value system a family carries. The kind of sacrifices our parents have made for us, and the struggles we go through for the well being of the family are unheard of in the West and forms a big part of the contemporary Indian society. However, we care much less about our community, society and others in general. In the West, we see a mutual respect for each other and proactive attitude towards problems in the society. In this post, I am going to speculate on these seemingly different approaches and what could be the approach the Indian of the future should follow to ensure the best future for himself and his country.
We belong to a culture where deep rooted family values are an integral part. Parents consider it their duty to take care of their children until they stand on their own feet. After that too, there is a strong bond between parents and children. Children too consider their duty to take care of their parents in old age. This ensures a strong emotional bond and support structure for the whole family to… Read the rest
Sometimes I wonder,
How much of our lives these days,
Are lived following the trends,
Which the society follows as a craze!!
Why do when people have to talk,
It is customary to go for a drink?
We land up somewhere too loud,
Where you can do anything but talk!!
Why is the Rs 50 coffee so popular,
The only thing is you can talk for hours!
What happened to sitting and eating,
At a place which we can call ours!!
Why doesn’t it pain to tip Rs 50-100,
At a high end hotel, restaurant or bar!
Then why does it pain to contribute,
The same amount for a good cause!!
And how much do we indulge in,
Pleasing our taste buds by mindless eating!
Do we no longer care, or do we lack,
The self-power to deny anything appealing!!
Why is it ‘cool’ to spend more,
At a place which is high end!
It is time to ask ourselves,
Do we live only to follow the trend!!
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Indian society is unique in itself,
With diversity in every house, street and corner!
And with so many ironic situations all around,
How our society survives is a wonder!!
We have the best malls now,
With the best brands lined up wonderfully inside!
And copies of the same brand are available,
At throw away prices at the adjacent roadside!!
To see how the poor and wealthy co-exist,
Imagine when we drive in an air-conditioned car!
It is not at all strange to witness outside,
Beggars and slum dwellers barefoot on burning tar!!
Still if they beg for money or try to sell some toys,
Standing outside in weather as hot as a furnace!
Why do we sitting inside the AC cooled car,
Get red hot angry and treat them like they are from outer space!!
“Ganga jaisi pavitra” has been used many a times in Indian cinema,
As Ganga is worshipped as a symbol of purity!
Yet 2 million daily holy bathes and tons of industrial waste,
Make it one of the most polluted rivers in the country!!
Mumbai is the financial and… Read the rest