Thursday, 21 August 2014

India Needs Bravehearts


Sad that there are many who just stand & stare
While injustice happens right then & there.

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#IndianBraveHeart ; Source
Others are busy enjoying the fun and religiously clicking-
Pics & Videos that they can share on Social-Networking...

Why no one raises a voice or steps in to rescue?
What is wrong with us? Why the bravehearts are few?





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#IndianBraveheart fought to protect her FATHER & herself; Source
If the public unitedly opposes, it'll give a scare.
Am sure the rogues/goons will never ever dare.

Need to follow- Lessons from the Hindi-Movie KICK,
Like Salman Khan advised- "Get united, PUBLIC"-

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And fight against the unjust & the unfair.
Don't watch harassment without any care...

Act & stop "mini-terrorist groups" from functioning.
Together we can stop bad incidents from happening...

If each of us resolved to come to the rescue,
Such terrible & shameful incidents will be few...

All of us need to be strong & be #IndianBraveheart.
Let us all act like humans & play a responsible part.


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Praying that when anyone faces problems, they'll have support.
Watching the fun or photographing or taking videos will abort.


Though proud about the lady, what happened in Meerut, UP today is sad.
Only when we have no repeats of such crimes/acts, will India be glad...

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#IndianBraveheart fought to save herself & her FATHER; Source



Note- 
I had written the above poem a week ago when goons troubled a girl & her father.
In broad daylight, some people dare to torment others...while the onlookers look...
The same people- tormentators & onlookers unitedly stand with candles to protest later!
May there be no reasons for candle-marches... Hope all the guilty are brought to book...

Sharing it for IndiSpire now. Check out all the Posts on this Topic HERE.


Top post on IndiBlogger.in, the community of Indian Bloggers


63 comments:

  1. Recently in Delhi day light murders in busy markets are reported people just remain spectators

    The Other Side

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    1. Very true, Cifar. That's the unfortunate news.

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  2. Excellent Post Anita. Every person should act like a super hero. It's high time now. We are the only ones who can help us. Instead of bashing the political parties or law and order, we should take initiative ourselves.

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  3. The last time a vdo lwas posted to me on whatts app i had actually fired my frnds by saying that don't pls keep forwarding such vdos where i see a man die right in front of my eyes... i see no point in such forwards. We r only promoting what depravity already has crept into all of us.
    i remember seeing that Hollywood thriller in which a psychopathic killer would abduct his victims and brutally kill it. No not he, but the entire country would join in to kill the victim. What he wanted to prove, this very brilliant man supposed to be a doctor by qualification, this so called psychopath to the society/world that it is in all of us to watch with thrill the gore...blood and all that pain so long it is not happening to us or to one of our own. This killing was connected to an apparatus that was also satellite linked and the entire procedure of the torture of the victim thus made available live for the world to see and watch. So the moment anyone logged on to see, the killing would be hastened a bit further. Within an hour or so the victim would die a horrific death with the whole frigging world watching. Yeah in their own places cursing that Psychopath but sparing themselves when in reality they actually are also an accomplice.
    The catch was the killing was somehow connected to an apparatus. Anyone connecting to the internet to watch the victim the killing clock would register a click. This was made known by the psychopath actually this was announced by the doctor yet the moment the news of the new victim was on air of him or her getting abducted people just wouldn't relent. They have to log on to see and know how bad the the case of the abducted victim was.
    Yeah Anita it was quite a gripping movie...i forget the name ...once i remember it i shall share it with you.
    Nowadays with all this smartphones...people love taking images of anyone getting electrocuted standing on top of a train bogie or a child getting crushed while crossing the road and quickly forwarding that on whatts app. i wonder if you have seen those wedding marriage mishaps that are being circulated these days. The newly married couple dying horrific deaths...while their capsule flying in the air supposed to land on that flower decorated platform actually crashed with a bang.
    i ask...what's wrong with us...
    Tell u the truth Anita...everything today...yeah...all tragedy so long it does not affect us is just entertainment.
    See it...if it is on fb...press a like then move on. If it has come on whatts app forward and that you must because it is your prime responsibility. That's the way these days.
    You are talking about this...well two days back in Delhi on a busy road in broad daylight a young boy was chased by a gang of maybe 6 pulled from a bike and stabbed 16 times...this was also shown in the national news...and no one stopped the gang from all that stabbing...some busy road...sigh..
    This is happening everyday...
    Thanks for sharing this for it allowed me to speak to...of all i needed to share.
    Hope you have recieved my mail. Have posted it on rememberanita@gmail.com.
    Thank you for ur kindness.
    Have a great Friday and keep up with all the good work u r doing.
    God Bless
    Affections
    Shivani

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    1. Thanks for sharing in such detail & enriching my post, Shivani.
      The Hollywood movie sounds scary...
      Strange that people like to watch such things gory...

      Yes, I saw it in the news & felt helpless & angry- a young man got stabbed in the broad daylight in Delhi...
      Every time I see/read such news, i wonder why am I even watching/reading news. It affects me a lot.

      Now with Social Media networking sites & messaging services, everyone wants to "share" all this & be "cool".
      Wonder how all this is cool... Our collective psyche & attitude needs a metamorphosis. Deep & urgent treatment required.

      Thanks a lot for your time & wishes!
      You have a wonderful weekend & stay blessed :)

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  4. Kindly omit the typos if u see any...

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    1. No issues. Appreciate that you shared your thoughts here. Thanks!

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  5. Hi, really inspiraitional thought. I wish others would stand against injustice too. We have our share in the U.S. Just watch the headlines.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Mary.
      This is a world problem... Look at the wars & unfairness. Our world needs help.

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  6. Including the news reporter covering this stuff....everyone just spectators...sad!

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  7. the only part that i liked in kick movie was .. when salman khan was beating everyone else instead of the real culprit initially.. because of this.. Every one is just onlooker these days .. ! instead of helping they want to know the full story how things started so that they can tell these things to other over a cup of tea .. really sad !

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    1. Yes, Ankur. Even I loved that scene & message from KICK movie.
      You are so right. Agree. Imagine 'chai pe charcha'- discussing about such details "over a cup of tea"...

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  8. not helping is plain bullshit
    we can be in that shit anyday and then no will help.

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    1. True Rahul.
      Hope no one is in such a position...

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  9. These are the people who will stand like dolls and then the same crowd will walk with candles ....... total bullshit..... it was a great post .... hope people instead of saying thank you atleast helps 3 people and the chain continues that happened in the movie "JAI HO"....

    thanks for your visit to my blog and giving your valuable comments.... thanks for adding me in your group...:)

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    1. True Abhishek. We don't want candle-march. We want kind & bravehearts.
      I liked the JAI HO movie message of helping people. That's a chain-reaction.

      My pleasure! It began with your visit :)

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  10. We live in such a sad world Anita, people are funny .. EVERY ONE will say this should happen that should happen BUT it seldom happens.. basically we have all become such hypocrites and people with no shame.

    although i have no qualms with these candle marches, slut walks etc etc etc.. BUT in the end it is a FACT then after the night all that is left is a WHOLE lot of WAX on the road .. and people DONT Even clean it when they leave .. making that place DIRTY..

    such our US the people ..

    Bikram's


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    1. Can I jsut ask what were the media people doing .. CLICKING the pictures ..

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    2. True Bikram. Thanks for sharing. Agree with your thoughts.
      This is what we do! Media people were doing their job of clicking pics & taking videos.
      Wonder- Protecting/helping is whose job/responsibility?

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  11. It's sad and scary. Just one Q: How would they react if something like that happen to them? We don't realize the Power of One.

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    1. True Vishal. United we stand.
      Hope no such terrible incidents happen...

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  12. So sad, yes we need to be brave and help those in need.

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    1. Yes indeed. Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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  13. Very well said....shameful incident...those onlookers should b now beaten up!!

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    1. Wish all the onlookers/public got united against such terrible incidents, Amrita. The hero beats them first in the recent Hindi movie & then tackles the goons...

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  14. How sad that most of us haven't realised the power of 'we'... Nice post Anita...

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    1. Thanks for expressing it so nicely, Sindhu.
      Hope & pray that we all realize "the power of WE" - then a big powerful force will protect our country...

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  15. Goes an age old adage - Union Is Strength.
    I wish we realize it soon. :)

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    1. True Poonam.
      May we realize this power.

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  16. Rightly said; I can only hope that it happens often :)

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    1. Yes Teny. Let us hope & pray...

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  17. Sad that this shameful incident took place in my town:(
    Very timely, thought provoking and motivating post, Anita!

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    1. Sad when such things happen, Amitji.
      Hope it never happens anywhere in the world.
      Glad you liked my post.

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  18. Brilliant summation Anita. It's a sign of dead society. Hope this article and others collectively will able to awake it from death bed.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Ravish.
      We have the power. We can be the change we wish to see...

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  19. It was such a shame to hear about this incident Anita, more than the person doing it I am really enraged at the onlookers, they are watching it as though it is an entertainment show on television. It makes me look at them in disgust, is it that hard to know that there are more than 10 people looking haplessly at one man who can be overpowered in a fraction of a second?!

    My God!

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    1. Exactly, Vinay!
      We feel so upset & helpless when we see such things happening. But, some other people treat it as entertainment!
      We are yet to harness the power of unity...

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  20. A very sensitive take on this from you, Anita! Depicted very effectively with the pics from Meerut.

    And thanks for supporting the topic. Anybody who enthusistically participates in marches and protests must go through this post at least once.

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Saket.
      Thanks for suggesting the topic. Glad it got voted for IndiSpire. It's very relevant. We need to question ourselves...

      I was so angry to watch the news that day that I wrote this poem.
      If you have read the comments in this post, 2 fellow-Bloggers have raised the "candle" issue here- Abhishek Ghosh & Bikram.
      We all do feel strongly about such topics. If we all raise our voice & to be united make a choice, such crimes & candle-marches should STOP.

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  21. Aptly put ...as it's intentions which matter than hullabaloo

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    1. Yes Chaitali, there will be hullabaloo if we keep staring as onlookers rather than helping...
      May better sense dawn & may all have great intentions & actions.

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  22. Sad truth ! Though many such cases are brought to light, still it gets repeated...no fear of God!

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    1. Yes, Uma. Look at the bravado of the people-
      They are so bold to indulge acts like this in broad daylight in front of public.
      I shudder to think what they'll do when they are alone...

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  23. A man of about 50 was sitting on the aisle seat in the bus and was busy touching any woman who passed by, when I shouted at him everyone was mum even the women whom he had touched. strange world. At least the conductor made him change the seat. I had to be content with that.......

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    1. Kudos to you for this. Sorry no one came to your rescue. And that's the reason people keep quiet as they know they'll get no support & have to fight a lone battle...
      I protest when I see such things too. Public behavior is in the abyss... Imagine youngsters sit on the seats reserved for "Senior Citizens" while the latter stand without uttering a word...

      Happens often. But, I believe once we make a beginning, it'll catch on... Let us all join.
      Let us shout & shame these people. But, they are so shameless, perhaps they won't feel anything...

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  24. So true Anita! It's a sad state...people do talk and preach a lot but when finally the time comes to stand up for someone, they go immobile but they don't forget to use their mobiles!!!
    Poignant post!

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    1. Thanks for such an apt comment, Deepa.
      People are- Immobile to act, but ready with their mobiles to show off that they have witnessed the act! :)
      Sad... Shameful...

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  25. The onlookers are the same people who rage out on twitter when something bad happens and when time comes to actually show their worth they move on to pathetic things like catching a video instead of helping !!! Very very sad plight you have put light on :/ Hopefully people will realize that they are wrong soon :(

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    1. True Najm. Thanks for sharing your views.
      I do lash out on Twitter too. But, I lash out outside too- on the roads, malls, public-transport... whenever I see something unfair.
      May no one be a mute spectator...

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  26. Hats Off Anita for the detailed post on the behavior of citizens who lack empathy.

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    1. Thanks Fayazji. We all are guilty of this...

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  27. This is our nature...we simply look out and perhaps some of us even take out their smartphones to capture a video...so that it could become 'viral' in SNS...sad, sad reality...nicely done Anita...

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    1. That is so sad, Mani... Hope this attitude changes.
      Thanks for the appreciation.

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  28. This 'don't care' attitude is eating up our country.
    Public should change their attitude.
    Great post.

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    1. True Indrani.
      Sab Chalta Hai & Don't Care...
      Thanks.

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  29. Well written Anita.. Action matters, those actions which actually bring a change in someone's life not the show offs..

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    1. Yes, Vinitha. It can make the difference between life & death...
      For, some it just means entertainment & show-business on Social-Networking...

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  30. awesome post, I do agree with every single word of this

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    1. Thanks Vikram for stopping by & for your maiden comment here on my Blog! :)

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  31. Almost all of us, candle-marchers or not, are guilty of ignoring a girl in distress or an accident victim on the road. We all have to change. Unfortunately, even when one or more persons try to do something, others don't support them. It's not just hypocrisy. There are some practical realities, one of which I've explained in my post http://proactiveindian.com/2014/09/02/brave-in-thought-and-word-but-not-in-deed/

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    1. Valid points. Agree with you.
      But, my point is, if a group of people go to rescue/help, then the goons will be outnumbered & won't dare as there is power in "WE"...

      Now quoting your inspiring lines (from the 'About Me' section of your Blog):
      "Since I am partly responsible for these problems being kept alive, I share the responsibility to solve these problems.
      Others share the responsibility, maybe more so, for solving these problems.
      But, I will not wait for others to act.
      I will start contributing to solutions to these problems.
      Hopefully, others will do the same. If not, I’ll try to make them do so.
      If many persons start contributing to solutions to these problems, each in her/his own way, these problems will be resolved or reduced.
      This is not easy. It will take a lot of time and effort, and there will be many obstacles to overcome
      But, a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step
      So, I’ll start with a single step.
      I’ll be proactive.
      I’ll be a proactive Indian."

      May we all be proactive Indians & STOP all the nuisance happening...

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