Posted in Problems Of The Country

The Dilemma That Persists

Greetings to everyone.

Welcome back to my blog.

Have you ever walked past the road and encountered people coming to you and begging for food or money?

I bet you must have if you live in India or have visited India.

Do you consider them to be a burden on the society?

Do you believe India can never become a developed country until the beggars are removed from the society?

And most importantly what do you generally do when these poor damned souls approach you?

Do you ignore them?

Do you help them?

Or do you ask them to leave?

The reaction of the masses to these pupil’s deplorable situation can be summarized by five thought processes mentioned below.

First, there is this section of people who shrug of these beggars/vagabonds and pretend to ignore, even after they have seen them already.

Second, there is this section of people who dare to look them in the eyes, and still ignore them or shoo them away by saying “we don’t have anything, Go away!”.  How ironic!

Thirdly, there is this section of generous people who offer to give them something, money or food. But their offering is so negligible that it hardly makes any difference. Their thought process tells them to be caring at the same time be cunning. Cunning because they know that beggars can garner huge sums of money/food by the end of the day by doing absolutely nothing.

Fourth, there is this section of overtly generous people who don’t think twice before shredding out money from their pockets to help someone. But beware this category of people don’t become overly generous every day. It happens only once in a blue moon.  On the other days, they belong to the second or third category.

Lastly, there is this section of people who observe the beggars/vagabonds, feels sad for them, at the same time starts grumbling about their life choices and argues that instead of begging they should look for work. In the end, this section of people brings nothing but disappointment to the poor chaps.

So which category do you belong to?

I don’t want to know, you just to need to know that for yourself.

Because it is the dilemma that persists and we need to get over it.

 

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Posted in Feminism Ideas, Problems Of The Country

Women: The Educated Helpless

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HI folks!

Welcome back to my blog.

When I read news headlines of girls outshining boys in the board examinations, my chest swells up with pride. It implies that in the process of making our country the epitome of equality, we have achieved a great milestone.

Another testimony for increasing trends in the education of women is indicated by the recent survey by National Family Health Survey, released in 2017. It states that “Education levels among women have risen in the past 10 years. It has helped push the percentage of women who are literate to 68% from 55%.”

And the paramount of all is the news which states that Punjab has announced free education for girls in government college from nursery to Ph.D. As an individual, I experience positive vibes whenever inception of such initiatives takes place.

But there is only one big problem associated with it.

What happens after a girl is fully educated in our country?

There are two possible solutions available at present. Either she is married or she starts working. The chances of the latter happening are very low. A few years back a study by the IMF revealed that the enrolment of girls in higher education increased from 39% to 46% from 2007 to 2014, but female participation in India’s labor workforce declined to a low 27% in 2014 from 34% in 1999. I’m sure not much has changed in the recent years too.

India at present has more than 315 million students and by 2025 it is predicted to have the largest student population in the world.

But my dear readers, what do you think is the purpose of educating half of the student population of the country when you know that half’s contribution to the society is negligible?

The explanation for not being able to contribute to the Indian economic development by the female gender is very unrealistic but unfortunately true. You might shun away some of the reasons for being non-viable but it is important to understand that such situations do prevail in our society. The reasons are:

  1. In the so-called modern yet patriarchal society women don’t tend to but are bound to give up their jobs because of unrealistic expectations of playing multiple roles.
  2. There exists societal pressure which holds them back from pursuing careers ahead.
  3. Lack of encouraging support from in-laws.
  4. The pressure of having a child soon after the marriage takes away the fire to focus on career.
  5. The disintegration of joint families leads to multiple responsibilities on single individuals, which in most cases are women.
  6. It is also seen that due to faulty grooming women generally are not career oriented.

The consequence of one gender’s limited participation in the workforce restricts the economic growth of the country. This can be comprehended from the fact that in the Indian startup ecosystem only 21(3% only) out of 670 funded startups in the year 2016 were run by women.

Now imagine what will happen if the there is even a slight augmentation in the percentage of funded startups by the women from 3% to 30%.  It would massively benefit the Indian economy along with uplifting the status of Indian women without any campaigns, protests or even reservations.

Also, the scenario above presented applies only to the startup industry. What if in all other industries also the percentage of women workforce increases?

Such an enlargement would mean increased productivity along with increased family income. An increased family income would mean an escalation in the disposable income of the family. And an upsurged disposable income would mean more demand for goods and services which would ultimately imply the expansion of the industry. And we all know that when an industry expands, the economic growth is positively affected.

This chain of effects happens because females make up half of the population of the country. That’s roughly around 48.17% according to the world bank. So, if we utilize the other half of the population productively, wonders can happen. Because of the empowerment of female population economic growth takes place as well as it also surges their ability to influence decision making within the households that leads to women empowerment.

Thus, the entire point of writing this article was to focus on the notion that just educating the girl child will not empower them. Empowerment comes when a female can stand shoulder to shoulder with his male counterpart in all aspects of life.

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The Great Indian WASTAGE!

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Hello Readers!
Welcome back. Today we are going to talk about the most peculiar problem of our country India. The problem which certainly degrades our rapport the most. This problem seems quite simple, but is an abstruse one. The queasy problem that is responsible for all the malady in our country. Yes, it is the problem of wastage.
Wastage in India is quite uncontrollable. It is that trundling and sepulchral stone in our society that affects everyone around. People here disgrace it, condemn it, but do nothing to prevent it. Seeing the current situation, I strongly believe that the day is not far when wastage will become an indispensable and inevitable part of our lives.
Here is my little experience with the wastage of our country India.
I recently attended a wedding. A “typical” Indian wedding. A wedding equipped  with all the crackers, glitters, sparkles, the loud music and our so called “Band Baja Barat.” But the only thing that was quite astonishing to me in the whole wedding was was the wastage of the hefty sums of food. It was not the first time I saw wastage, but actually the first time I gave notice to it. I was so dumbstruck at the moment that I was not able to get my nerves back, seeing the situation. Even my brains were busy having a clash with reality.  I certainly at that moment was not able to comprehend the truth of life and I almost had a recalcitrant attitude towards it. Even I was busy having the critical analysis of the man, who on his part could be so selfish.  Frankly speaking and being veracious enough I do admit that I was a part of this heinous crime of wastage. But now, I am no more a part. I am really very thankful to God that I had the approach to consider the situation and act accordingly.
So this is all what i  wanted to prove. that changes do not happen until and unless we have right approach and correct stance towards it. A approach which might be different and unique from the point of view of many. But it is evidently right.

So why not change?

As someone rightly said, “a journey of thousand miles, begins with a single step.” So let’s step up and change. Because India badly needs one.