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Toilet-Ek Prem Katha Movie Review



So today I am going to review one more movie. Yesterday I went out to watch Toilet-Ek Prem Katha (Toilet- One Love Story) with my brother and my husband. It was one great movie and definitely a worth watch. 

Now the story revolves around the husband named Keshav whose wife left him in the initial days of the marriage because there wasn’t any toilet in his home. Yes! You heard me right. Now this might seem a very funny reason for divorce to a few people, but there are millions of people in India for whom having a toilet is a luxury. Now, back to the story, once his wife abandons him, he sets out on a mission of building a toilet in his village, where for people building a toilet at home is not acceptable because of their age old traditions and beliefs that doesn’t allow impurities or waste related things in their home where their God resides. For them, it’s like insulting their God by having dirt around. On one hand, convincing his father who is a pure Pandit and on the other hand saving his marriage, Keshav fights and wins his wife back by fighting against the beliefs that has been followed for so many years.

Long back, I had blogged on how Defecation is a big problem in my country India. Millions of people defecate in the open due to the non availability of the toilets. Due to the lack of sanitation facilities, poor people are left with no choice except defecating on the roads or in the garbage area or near railway tracks or behind the bushes and so on. Some people even use plastic bags for the toilet matters. Due to this, the hygiene level is zero and the lack of hygiene in return increases the chance of diseases and the health problems. Not only this issue is being faced in the villages, but also, in the major cities too. The problem is not that government isn’t ready to provide proper toilets to them, but in some part of India, there are people who believe in defecating in open and not having a toilet. In some villages, women specially have to walk and go far for defecating. Defecating behind the bushes increases the chance of animal attacks like snake bites. Also, women need privacy during their menstruation period, which is not possible due to the lack of toilets or latrines availability. This not only has the bad impact on their health, but also, affects their dignity. But, even after knowing this, there are many who continue to defecate in open and don’t even consider this as a problem. I have even read that, a few women try to avoid their meals per day so that the need to go to toilet reduces. This in the future will not only affect their health, but also would bring various health risks. 
This motion picture precisely display the issues, convictions and how people must change with the change around. It shows how Keshav fights for his love, his wife’s right to have a toilet at home, making people believe that defecating in open or even in the river is as good as disrespecting God. This movie is based on the true events and is a must watch movie and spreads a great social awareness among us “No toilet, No wife.”
For change in our life, we just can’t be dependent on one person, even we need to change to have a change around or in our life.

-Heta Gala Naidu

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Nirbhaya’s case Final Verdict


I am very happy to hear the verdict of Nirbhaya’s case that was out a few days back. After a five long years, Nirbhaya got justice. Though she is no more with us, but today actually she might be resting in peace. Nirbhaya’s parents got what they wanted for their daughter’s justice.

The Indian law does not permit to publicise the rape victim’s name and so the victim(Jyoti Singh) was named as Nirbhaya which means fearless. On 16th December 2012, an incident that took place was broadly denounced in India as well as abroad. A 23 years old physiotherapy intern Jyoti Singh was gang raped in a moving private bus and severely tormented by six men. She was travelling with one of her male friends who was beaten with an iron rod by those rapists. The rapists then threw them out of the moving bus. They were found by a passerby who then informed the Delhi police. The police took them to a hospital where later Nirbhaya was kept on mechanical ventilation. The doctors found various injury marks all over her body. One of the accused even confessed that a rope like object (assumed to be her intestines) was pulled out of the woman by other accused in the bus. Two blood-stained metal rods were retrieved from the bus and medical staff confirmed that “”it was this object which was used to penetrate her private parts, uterus and digestive organs to wipe off traces of semen, which could have been used as an evidence incase the victim survived the brutality.” Eleven days after the incident the woman was transferred to one of the Singapore hospitals for emergency treatment, but due to her severe injuries she died two days later.  

Remembering that incident once again, still enrages me. I feel that any punishment given to those accused will not suffice. They are animals in the form of humans and I feel like abusing them repetitively. I feel these monsters should have been castrated and asked to live with that pain forever. Because the pain through which any girl goes through after such gruesome incident is beyond our imagination. She will be reminded of that incident again and again until she gets the justice. There are many girls, women out there who are still waiting for their justice and are not aware after how many days or years they will get justice. 

On May 5th, the Supreme court upheld Delhi High Court Death Sentence verdict in the case of Nirbhaya incident and rejected the mercy plea of the four remaining rapists(One of the rapists had committed suicide inside the Tihar jail and one was a teenager who was given three years of life imprisonment as he comes under the Juvenile justice) saying this is the rarest of the rare crime that shook the conscience of the entire nation. 

 

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Happy Independence Day (Salute !!!)


tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-023    Jana Gana Mana Adhinaayak Jaya Hey,
Bhaarat Bhaagya Vidhaataa
Punjab Sindh Gujarat Maratha,
Draavid Utkal Banga
Vindhya Himaachal Yamuna Ganga,
Uchchhal Jaladhi Taranga
Tav Shubh Naamey Jaagey,
Tav Shubh Aashish Maange
Gaahey Tav Jayagaathaa
Jana Gana Mangal Daayak,
Jaya Hey Bhaarat Bhaagya Vidhaataa
Jaya Hey, Jaya Hey, Jaya Hey,
Jaya Jaya Jaya, Jaya Hey♫♫♫

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The National Anthem of India written By The Great Rabindranath Tagore. It was adopted as our National Anthem on 24th  January 1950. The meaning of the song is

“Thou art the ruler of the minds of all people,
Dispenser of India’s destiny.
Thy name rouses the hearts of the Punjab,
Sindh, Gujarat, and Maratha,
Of the Dravid, and Orissa and Bengal.
It echoes in the hills of Vindhyas and,
Himalayas, mingles in the music of the
Jamuna and the Ganges and is chanted by
the waves of the Indian sea.
The pray for the blessings,
and sing by the praise,
The saving of all people
waits in thy hand.
Thou dispenser of India’s destiny,
Victory, victory, victory to thee.”

Independence Day is celebrated in India on  15th August of every year.  Word itself means that our Country INDIA became an  independent nation and free from the British rule on  15th August 1947.Whole country celebrates this day by hoisting our tricolor flag (saffron color which signifies sacrifice, white color which signifies peace and purity , green color signifies prosperity and in center of the flag is navy blue color Ashoka Chakra with twenty equaled drawn strokes ). Our great Warriors fought for our nation’s  freedom and laid down their lives .  Mahatma Gandhi, His wife Kasturba Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhash Chandra Bose, Aurobindu Ghosh, Bhagat Singh, Chandrashekhar Azad, Rajguru, Lala Lajpat Rai, Sukhdev, Sarojini Naidu, Kanaklata Barua, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit,Padmaja Naidu, Rani Laxmibai , Vallabhbhai Patel,Tatya Tope, Shivaji Bhosale , Dadabhai Nawroji, Sangu Ganesan and many more great people fought against Britishers fearlessly and sacrificed their lives in achieving  peace and freedom  for our country.  They had been through immense torture by Britishers but they never gave up. I salute each and every freedom fighters for their bravery tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-024.

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During my school day , our principal hoisted our national flag and we all sung in chorus our National Anthem song♫♫.  Different channels on TV telecast programmes in honor of freedom. News channels showcases flag hoisting by India Prime Minister held at Red Fort Delhi every year followed by speech. Music Channels floods with various patriotic songs  whereas  Movie channels are lined up with various films based on journey of real life heroes who fought for our country. Every Cinema hall plays National Anthem song before showing a  movie. All people stands up to respect, when our national anthem is played.  Even today, Our Indian Army (Jawans) make sure our nation’s security from external threats . Their main motto is to safeguard our country from our enemy and maintaining peace and security within its borders. Not only this great Jawans are brave , but even their families who allow their son to enter  in such field where they are not sure when is the next time they will see them again. I salute every Indian army jawan and their families  for their bravery. Because of them we are living peacefully and enjoying our life safely.  Recently our five brave soldiers were brutally killed. Our Politicians always stepped ahead for friendship with neighboring country but what we got back !! Ruthless murder of our Jawans tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-026Even there are other points which makes me question every day to myself that when will India be free from internal threats like corruption, human trafficking, rape or many more problems tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-004These are questions /debates which are unanswered still today tiny-smileys-yesemoticons-062.

Anyways I will   end my note  On this auspicious day, by paying  homage to every freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives , our Indian army who today also protects us from external threats and some who sacrificed their lives for our country. I am proud to be an INDIAN. Feeling proud to be born on the land of  great motherland whose sons and daughters freed our country from our enemies. VANDE MATARAM,  JAI HIND.Image

 

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My Favourite Song which I dedicate to my Country INDIA

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Bhaarat Humko Jaan Se Pyaaraa Hai
Sabase Nyaaraa Gulistaan Hamaaraa Hai
Bhaarat Humko Jaan Se Pyaaraa Hai
Sabase Nyaaraa Gulistaan Hamaaraa Hai
Sadiyon Se Bhaarat Bhuumi Duniyaa Ki Shaan Hai
Bhaarat Maan Ki Rakshaa Mein Jeevan Qurbaan Hai
Bhaarat Hamako Jaan Se Pyaara Hai
Sabase Nyaaraa Gulistaan Hamaaraa Hai

Ujade Nahin Apanaa Chaman
Tute Nahn Apanaa Watan
Gumraah Na Karde Koi
Barabaad Naa Karade Koi
Mandir Yahaan, Masjid Yahaan
Hindu Yahaan Muslim Yahaan
Milate Rahe Ham Pyaar Se
Jaagooooo♫
Hindustaani Naam Hamaaraa Hai
Sabase Pyaaraa Desh Hamaaraa Hai
Hindustaani  Naam Hamaaraa Hai
Sabase Pyaaraa Desh Hamaaraa Hai
Janmabhuumi Hai Hamaari Shaan Se Kahenge Hum
Sabh To Bhaai Bhaai Pyaar Se Rahenge Ham
Hindustaani Naam Hamaaraa Hai
Sabase Pyaaraa Desh Hamaaraa Hai
Aasaam Se Gujaraat Tak
Bengaal Se Maharashhtra Tak
Jaati Kai Dhun Ek Hai Bhasha Kai Sure K Hai
Kashmir Se Madraas Tak
Keh Do Sabhi Ham Ek Hain
Aawaaz Do Ham Ek Hain
Jagooooo♫♫

(A song sung by Singer Hariharan and Music given by  A R Rahman in movie ROJA (1992))

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Child Trafficking-A Shame!


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In Child Trafficking , young children are kidnapped or abducted and exploited in various ways. According to International Labor Organization estimation, around 1.2million children are trafficked every year!. Some of them are forced into labor work , some are sexually exploited and some are forced to beg on roads. There was this story of eight year old girl from New Delhi named Miss P who got disappeared when she was a year old. Her family did everything to find their daughter, but they failed. Her mom went into depression after she lost her child. After eight years , their neighbor visited to one temple in Amritsar , where they saw a girl who completely resembled like Miss P who was begging  near the temple side. They informed her parents and their parents immediately came. Initially that girl refrain to come with them as she hardly recognized anyone. But finally her mom convinced her and even those people who were into the business of kidnapping child were caught. There are many movies which have projected over this issue (real life incidents). How children were kidnapped and transported to various cities or part of the world and how they were victimized. Some children were sexually exploited. They were forced into sex. Many cried out of pains and never came to know what was happening with them. Some people,companies or even politicians to entertain themselves and please their foreign clients, force innocent children into sex. It was heart breaking when i saw how children were forced into it and cried in pain! How a human can be so insensitive!.
I was watching this morning, one show named “Savadhan India – India fight backs” (Real incidents based show). I like watching reality shows. Today one episode of this show just made me post over this issue! A guy named Master S lived with his father named Mr A. Master S belongs to very poor family who lives in a slum area. He lost his mother at a very young age. His father use to sell mangoes on roads by approaching every single  vehicle passing by. One day while selling mangoes, his father met with an accident and his left leg got injured.  People gathered around and admitted him to a nearby hospital. When Master S returned from school, he saw his home locked. He waited for many hours outside the home for his father. After sometime he thought of going to the place where his father usually sold mangoes. He couldn’t find his father. He asked traffic police of that area who told him about his father being taken to hospital. Master S reached hospital and saw his father lying outside one ward unattended. He went near his father and asked him what all has happened and why is he not taken to general ward or given a bed!His father told him that doctor have operated on his injuries but they need money to check him  for few more days and allocate him some bed. He explains his child that for now they dint have any money and he has to lie this way until he gets well. He told his son to go back home but instead of going home Master S thought of collecting money for his unwell father. He took boxes of mangoes and went to the signal where his dad usually did his work. He had succeeded in collecting at least a little money and thought of going to hospital. On his way to the hospital, group of two to three guys surrounded him and threaten him to give those money. Master S denied to give and told them this was for his hospitalized father. But those guys beat Master S very badly and took away his money. Master S ran to the traffic police and explained him his plea. With the help of traffic police, he got back his earned money from those gang of guys.  He went to the hospital and got some food for his father. He even stopped going school because of the current condition.
Next day when Master S was selling mangoes those gang of guys appeared again and dragged him with them. Actually these guys worked for one of Mafia who was “most wanted ” . This mafia gang kidnapped children and forced them into begging business. Master S was brought to the mafia leader who then locked him in one dark room which was equivalent to a  toilet room. Master S was crying out for help. He was tortured every single day. With him there were eleven other children who were kidnapped and locked in that room. For almost eight days he was locked in that room. He was then forced to work for them. This mafia group forced children to beg on roads and collect money and give it to him. When Master S could not collect much money, a very heart throbbing thing happened to him. The mafia leader heated a spoonful of oil and splashed into Master S both eyes . He thought by doing this public would pity him and give him money.!How  on earth can a person do such kind of inhuman thing!!! Even those children were hardly given to eat or drink. Few were even drugged !! After Master S father got discharged from the hospital , he rushed to home. After he could not find his son , he interrogates neighbors, school teachers and even that traffic police. At that time he realized something wrong must have happened to his child. Though with the help of police he found his son who could not recognize his father as he lost his eyes. He was so scared and petrified to say anything to his father or police because he was been told that if he utter a single thing to anyone they will kill his father. But finally Master S told police everything. He took police to that place and whole gang got arrested.
Like this child (Master S) there are lakhs of children who were exploited and were run by such mafia  and some are still exploited in  some or other part of the world. It’s a shame how our “to be a future generation” are either abandoned by their parents and then landed up in this mess or some who are abducted and forced into such mess. Though many of organization are working to eradicate child trafficking by various research done by them and accordingly proposing some solution but still this problem is not completely solved till date!

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PS: Above written story is true based but character names are fictitious.