Politics & Religion

IMG_20170425_214521Politics, Religion & Spiritualism should never be mixed together. Each has its own perspective and ideology. And never can the same person have similar set of these three ideologies in congruence to another.

Ideally politics should work for the growth and prosperity of a nation and its people.

Religion should bring peace and compassion along with discipline in people following any sect or religion.

Spiritualism is for individual progress and evolution of mind, body and soul irrespective of any religion.

History has always given us a reason to look back, pause for a while and introspect about the shortcomings and repercussions of so many errors done in past,but do we have the time and the heart to listen and learn?

Politics and Politicization has changed the look of the world forever. It is power and money that counts. With new players as the corporate world entering into the games of these ,it is becoming more and more futile to rely on any kind of organizational structure. Where masses gather ,there are bound to be clash of thoughts and intentions, so what is it that can change the situation? Of this world and our own nations?

Humanity – That is the sole answer and the common thread which can keep us sane and together. And will that be in form of any organization? No.

It has to be our sole conscience which will keep the essence alive .

Let us gather the scattered dust

Life is impermanent and so is everything in the world! It doesn’t take more than weeks to transform a living place into a realm of  mourning prayers .

Last few years have seen the worst when disaster has stuck Syria, leaving the historical and beautiful cities of Syria into a land of ashes and crumbled buildings. The ruins speak of a rich and glorious past yet today they are in mud. Every such country which has echoed its broad-mindedness and grace of embracing the balance of life is slowly turning into a different land .

How I wish, life had been simple without the politics of power and the conflicts of mind and riches? A common man is worried more about his daily bread and is far away from the politicization of created and misrepresented news , yet the continous harping of wrong inputs and distorted facts have ignited minds into flames which can burn the world without doing good for any,yet the ones who hold the matchstick to this pyre are unmoved.

Remember if a hand tries to burn somebody else’s house, his own shelter gets burnt,it is the law of nature, devastation brings destruction for one and all.

It is too late to realize and gather the scattered pieces of this maze which can bring peace together,but let us hope this sense shall prevail soon.

 

 

 

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Story Awards

Whoever you are, wherever you are, World Pulse believes it’s time for your voice to be heard!

World Pulse publishes stories sourced directly from you, our community of changemakers. Every week, we release new calls for stories to get you talking about the issues that matter most. We believe everyone has a story to share, and that the world will be a better place when women are heard.

WorldPulse is currently running Story awards opportunities. See here : https://www.worldpulse.com/en/voices-rising/story-awards

With every contribution, real stories and new ideas rise from the ground up. New audiences are inspired to connect with you and take action, and lives are changed through the power of voice.

  • Your story stands to get featured on Time e magazine .
  • You may be selected for a $100 honorarium
  • You may become a featured storyteller on WorldPulse.

WORLDPULSE is a  growing social network connecting over 25,000 people from 190 countries with one mission: to create a world where all women thrive—one click, one comment, one connection at a time.

Read one of my stories recognized by Worldpulse about Sisterhood /mentorship.

https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/users/soumya-vilekar/posts/69955

 

SAFECITY- A unique mapping platform

“UN Women states that 1 in 3 women face some kind of sexual assault at least once in their lifetime. But in our experience, the statistic in India seems to be extremely high. A rape occurs every 20 mins in India.Yet most women and girls do not talk about this abuse for a multiple of reasons – fear of society, culture, victim blaming, fear of police, tedious formal procedures etc. As a result women keep silent and this data is not captured anywhere but the perpetrator gets bolder over time and we accept it as part of our daily routine. This leads to under communication and under reporting of the issue”speaks Elsa D’Silva,founder of SafeCity when asked about the role of this mapping site.

SAFECITY is a a platform that crowdsources personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse in public spaces and the data which is anonymous, gets aggregated as hot spots on a map indicating trends at a local level. The idea is to make this data useful for individuals, local communities and local administration to identify factors that causes behaviour that leads to violence and work on strategies for solutions.Since its launch on 26 Dec 2012 it has collected close to 10,000 stories from over 50 cities in India, Kenya, Cameroon and Nepal.

It is known that women aren’t safe when they are moving, traveling, commuting or sometimes even near their own houses due to various factors of harassment. There hasn’t been any such kind of initiative in India which led to an united platform to act against this kind of behaviour.

Read about the whole report on https://www.worldpulse.com/en/community/groups/leadership-group/posts/69663

For any kind of emergency ,contact the helpline links

Twitter for discussion – @pinthecreep

Twitter for reporting sexual violence – @SafecityIndia  #SafecityIndia

Facebook – www.facebook.com/safecity.in

Instagram – pinthecreep

Missed call (India) – +91 9015 510 510

 

WILDLIFE SAFARI FOR KIDS

Summer vacations bring a lot of challenges when it comes to handling kids! The scorching heat at its best and our hyper energetic kids wish to roam or delve in endless activities.

Wildlife safaris are a great option during such time,as the proximity of nature and wildlife brings about a new dimension to their growing knowledge and imagination.

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Yet it is not feasible or possible everytime to sneak out thus from our routine job and duties.

There is yet another way which can keep our kids at bay from the electronic gadgets and develop their motor and co ordination skills.

Recently ,Flintobox  launched a play-based activity kit ‘Wildlife Safari’ to creatively introduce children to wild animals and their habitats.

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Wildlife Safari adds the fun element to learning with its experiential activities. Designed for the age group of 4-8 years, the box has a story book, a game, a puzzle, a binocular as well as an engaging art activity! The box teaches kids about animals and birds from across the globe along with exciting wildlife vocabulary. Each activity is designed catering to different developmental skill sets in a child which includes coordination, cognitive and gross motor, creativity, exploration, language, and social skills. This makes kids engrossed with meaningful content and keeps them away from TV and screen addiction – which is what most kids succumb to during summer vacations!

Flintobox produces theme-based subscription activity boxes on Early Child Development for children between 2 and 8 years. 90% of brain development happens by the age of six. Early experiences and positive interactions during the age of 2-8 years determines the overall development of children for years to come. Every month, Flintobox delivers at the child’s doorstep, exploratory and play-based activities to teach concepts and help him/her develop skills/habits. Flintobox also has theme-based activity kits for 2-3 year olds (Colour Carnival) and 3-4 year olds (Jr. Colour Scientist). The products are completely designed by game designers, montessori and pedagogy experts and child psychologists. Crafted with kid-friendly materials, the box is shipped all across India with COD available in certain areas.

More information can be found on : 91-7695857799

http://www.flintobox.com

or at: care@flinto.in

 

 

 

 

 

REVOLUTIONARY PENS-A crusade

CREATION:

The birth of ” Revolutionary Pens ” is for an unified purpose of the revolutionary artists around the world to create a world free from hatred, violence, discrimination, terrorism, politicization and transform it into a peaceful and humane world.
Artists across the globe are invited to share their respective thought provoking works here. It doesn’t lend any platform to artworks which include derogation, abuse of any form , nudity, violence , indifference, discrimination and lastly but not least plagiarism in their works.

PATTERN”

Revolutionary pens  welcomes all artists across the geographical borders  to join hands in an endeavour of creating a better and peaceful universe through the mighty power of their respective revolutionary thoughts.

The group considers Humanity as the only religion of world and  writings , narratives, poems, articles and non fictions should be posted which ignite the dead thoughts and instigate introspection to bring about a desired change in life, people, society, nation or world. Any kind of artwork is  welcomed which falls in compliance to the above categories.

“OUR MOTIVE”

Amidst the world of chaotic noise and bouts of hatred , we the people of this world live in cocoon to free ourselves from these pangs and detach by ignoring the situation of the world. Issues are plenty ,but every problem shows the lack of inhumaneness in character and nature.
How has mankind moved in such a direction ,where we forget ,that we are humans and not cannibals or animals?
Strike a dialogue with others with your thought provoking notes, articles, poems, paintings, creations,photographs, editorials .
The group intends to bring together like minded artists and creators across the globe while creating a bond between each one of us to spread the word of peace and harmony through their respective works.
“A problem is a problem, will be a problem unless we don’t’ act upon it! “

A WARM WELCOME TO ONE AND ALL !

Join The cause here “REVOLUTIONARY PENS”

What type of artist are you??? Have you ever wondered?

Where has the ink of conscience vanished? The zeal of expressing the social injustices done on humanitarian grounds , which always found its way through the fine nib of a writer’s pen is somewhere lost.

Novels and stories spoke about the prevailing conditions of society and brought about many changes in the mindset of people ,by instigating them to think about the rights and wrongs. Often stories from such novels were considered to be of revolutionary thoughts, thereby reflecting the ideas and character of writers of those times.

Indian literature has been one of the finest and richest ,depicting true facts from the intricacies of life. Being diversified in languages and culture ,although within a single country, we had variety of literature. Besides the intense romantic poems , poetry has seen another facet ,which was revolutionary. The true replica of historical and political scenarios were expressed with precise manner , written with a flame to create an utopian world. That zest and zeal has got lost somewhere . Artists still create art, brushes move on the canvas, pens scribble much often on the blank pages,yet the essence of truth and reality is absent.

The efforts aren’t enough to create a change nor adequate to inspire the dreaded people of a nation. As artists we have the responsibility of infusing into people and society alongwith depicting the true picture of life and politics.

Controversy is the child of today , but controversies are more materialistic. There is a thin line between controversial and revolution . One attracts attention due to erratic behavior ,disposition while the other raises voice against injustice and iniquity.

What type of artist are you??? Have you ever wondered?

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