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Do You Break Out in Rashes,Hives and Blisters when you Care for Others ?

If Caring for others makes you sneeze & wheeze, If you come down with high fever,headache,stomach cramps, leg pull, tennis elbow,Become A-Z of diseases, know that you are not alone. 
 I will  act when storm gets closer till then I don’t care, I will voice when the fire threatens to burn me,till then I don’t care, I will stand up when I find time, till then I don’t care~ aam aadmi
Isn’t it amazing how the same common man who would keep their eyes and ears shut to avoid helping any accident victim, trying their best ignoring the pleas for help, same common man who would rather record accidents and assaults on their mobiles than go ahead and help someone,would cry foul,howl and shout how Government, Police and people around are indifferent to their problems!
These other people/politicians/police- are you- are us…They are doing what we do, they have not come from outer space, they are us!
As long as we are safe… nothing else matters eh!
  • A few years back a 13-year-old disabled girl was assaulted and raped in a suburban train in Mumbai. There were 5 other commuters including a Prominent journalist  from one of the leading dailies of the country, and none of them even thought of helping the girl. All they had to do was to pull the chain in any of the stations in between, all they had  to do was to raise voice and stand up for that girl…no one in that train that day thought it was necessary to intervene.
  • A 26 year old woman bled to death along with her 8 month old daughter after a truck ran over them, while her husbands pleas for help fell on deaf ears of passerby in an area in Jaipur
  • accidents, assaults, all in broad day light, all in full public view,some stop to see the tamasha, some to quench their curiosity ,the tsk tsk’s and who has done it’s, and some to tweet and FB what they saw. who wouldn’t like their you tube video to go viral?

apathy

I can comeup with a hundreds of different situations all displaying same shameless apathy of people all around..indifference to one’s environment..
God forbid if a day shall come when we will start keeping the city clean, stop to help, or stand for a fellow human…when there will be no discriminations based on race and religion,  When life will not be about sharing on facebook but caring in Real world.
HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON A WALL
HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL
AND ALL THE SPIRITUAL GURU’S, BABAS AND YOGI MEN
COULDN’T PUT HUMPTY DUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN
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A few oaths do not and cannot make a person a good policeman or politicians…
To do good, to serve with honesty has to come from within
Care , care for YOUR own people, care for YOUR kid’s future, care for YOUR country.
When it comes to YOUR own house do YOU just leave it to the police to keep it safe?
Don’t YOU take every measure necessary to keep it clean, safe and secure?
Why is YOUR country not part of YOUR security plans and measurements?
Why brutality and heinous crimes don’t shake YOUR conscience?
What will it take to make YOU stand up and be that first hand of help?
When will YOU understand that any assault on a fellow human is assault on YOUR soul too?
Why someone has to die to wake YOU up and How many more brutal deaths will it take to wake up this country of millions?
How long do YOU think YOU will be safe caring just for YOURSELF?
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EVIL KNOWS NO BOUNDS
 CHANGE TO BRING CHANGE
STOP
STAND UP FOR OTHERS
HELP
JOIN HANDS
YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU
YOUR PEOPLE NEED YOU
THINK
THINK HOW YOU CAN HELP
THINK HOW YOU CAN RAISE A BETTER CITIZEN
THINK WHAT IS YOUR CHILD LEARNING FROM YOUR BEHAVIOUR?
BE AWARE-SPREAD AWARENESS
TODAY IS YOUR DAY TO START SOMETHING NEW
TODAY KEPT IT’S PROMISE, YOU SHOULD KEEP YOURS TOO
DO SOMETHING IF YOU ARE STILL ALIVE
SOW GOOD TO REAP GOOD
I CARE
Sketches & Article ©2013 Soma Mukherjee

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Check out the Bellbajao Initiative ( http://www.bellbajao.org/ringthebell/)  for raising awareness and connecting the ‘will do’ people together

Child Sexual Abuse AWARENESS Month- Childhood is about weaving Dreams not Living Nightmares

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves..~ Proverbs31:8

April is National Child Sexual Abuse Awareness month.

  • We need to get up and start working on this issue.
  • Join hands to secure this world for our kids.
  • Lot has to be done in this field,small and/or big scale.
  • Educating kids about Wrong and Right touches,
  • Talking to them more about it and again and agin till they understand they are surrounded by People who will Listen, People who Care, People who will Fight for them.
  • It is very important that a child has a SAFE EAR where they can go without hesitation and talk about their concerns. Be that safe ear.
  • WE live in a society where Victims of any abuse hide in shame and feel guilty whereas the real culprits roam around freely- this has to change, society has to change, we have to bring this change.

BEAUTIFUL WORLD

childhood should be carefree
fun, games, sand and puddles
childhood shouldn’t hurt
childhood shouldn’t be about wrong touches
‘ don’t tell your mom It’s our secret’
‘if you tell your parents they will think you are bad’
childhood shouldn’t be hiding under the bed
scared to come out,scared to face the world
childhood should be green and mud on knees
not blood and pain and nightmares
childhood should be playing with parents
asking them for stories and toys
not hiding from them
Childhood is about weaving dreams
not broken ones
A note to Parents and every one who Cares –
  • 1 out of 5 boys will be Sexually Abused by their 18th Birthday
  • 1 out of 3 Girls will be Sexually Abused by their 18th Birthday 
  •  A child is Sexually Abused every 2 minutes
  • Estimated 95% of children who are sexually Abused know the abuser, and in many cases, loves & trusts that person.
  • The Abuse may consist of a single incident or many acts over a long period of time.
  • It is more often perpetrated by someone known to the child.
  • Abuse may escalate over time,particularly is the abuser is is a family member.
  • You may be thinking…” That could never happen to my Child” sadly it can and does happen to kids…Never assume that just because you know where your child is and who they are with, That this could never happen to them. 
  • Never Assume that if this happens or is happening to your child that they would tell you.
  • Sexual Predators know how to silence Children and as a Parent, your understaing of this horrific crime is Imperative for your childs safety.

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( photo-slocap.org)

Child abuse is a community problem and its prevention can only succeed through  the involvement of social service agencies, schools, hospitals, religious and  civic organizations, law enforcement, the business community, and private  citizens
Be Careful Be Vigilant Be Active in your kids life
Listen to your kid
Watch people around them
Listen ANDInvestigate
And Fight
Fight with all you have- ‘if and when’
“The World is a Dangerous Place to live,not because of the people who are Evil, But Beause of the People who don’t do anything about it”
Albert Einstein
And although we are talking about prevention do click the link and read the Warning signs
WARNING SIGNS- RAINN
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( photo – nsvrc.org)
Soma Mukherjee

Horn OK Please, cos Honking is fun!

Today is HONK COS YOU ARE COOL DAY. If you are someone who is in love with their car ( or truck or whatever) horns, who loves to keep honking no matter what the situation is, this is the day for you.
HOW TO CELEBRATE THIS DAY?
Go out honk your town in pain red, get your vehicle fitted with the latest loudest Air horn this world has ever heard of, but don’t just stop there, honk like there is no tomorrow or existence of the entire human race depends on how loud you can be on roads. In short be a –
HONKIS BONKIS HONKA DONKA HONKING ZUDE
[Zude = Dude + Cooler + Zappier
Zappier= Happier + yo]
   Of course there are people who will think you are a menace, but what do they know and do we really give a damn what others think ! And to those people who think you are a stupid, biggest jerk ever seen on roads and keep wondering who the hell gave you a drivers license, I will say only this and as I say, know that there  is some air quote happening  around- “whoa”
I have collected some Sayings, News paper headlines and Excerpts from T.V shows which say it loud and clear that ‘I HONK THEREFORE I AM’
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There is an old saying in Webdings-
All those who honk like maniacs on loose will be dumped in hell and made to eat rotten cabbage four times a day. (Although the connection between rotten cabbage and punishing honking maniacs is not known but the ill effects of eating rotten cabbage most definitely are.)
Now some honk related news that made it to the headlines in all the leading news papers this year
Those who see dead people can also see people who honk like crazy – Times
Those who see only good and positive and meditate to elevate say that the more you honk, closer you get to the awesome seats in heaven.- The Times
(This I believe is true, has to be, why else would someone honk when the signal is red, or on a deserted road or even in a basement car parking! Think about it, who are these people honking at in the basement parking ! unless their car is an alien communicating with its species dressed up as other vehicles, in that case Your highness kindly excuse my ignorance.)
From the food shows, quotes of some celebrity chefs-
.”….And while we are at praising or criticising honking( depending on which side popular people are) there are some cocktails like Honk Honk,Honka doo, Honky Donky etc which are truly incredible and should be banned.. “- Ataa Maajhi Satakli
“….then there is Honk Tikka masala and Honk In Rice which no one should eat till one knows Honk  is a vegetable or meat and in case of later what kind of meat is being used…you %%$##&** shit you  garbage ^%#@ you are a fish piss- Gordon Ramsey
 
Your City Guide published the following in their April 2013 booklet-
“..and while we are at this topic of honking and related stuff I want to request people who dream, sing and dance honk, not to spit or urinate in open till we are sure how much of information makes it’s way to your brains.”
Well have to admit, never expected so much hooplahoo about honking in News papers and T.V shows but as I always say-
” someone is going to talk about it, much sooner than you expected”  ( this one day will be the most used quote)
 
what if i told ya
Oh and I wrote this incredibly amazing rocking song on Honking which will make you a proud Honker.
                              I have named  it ‘Flaunt your Honk’
Honk your way to work ( why do you work again?)
Honk your way to home ( no need but hey you gotta sleep)
Honk in a parking lot ( why not cars are people too!)
Honk if you are driving all alone ( like that ever happens …ha)
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HonkHonk cos you own this world
HonkHonk cos you are such a Dude
HonkHonk cos there is no one like you
HonkHonk cos you are in the mood
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Honk  loud in a traffic jam ( wth)
Honk on a deserted road ( like you are disturbing ghosts now )
Honk to the tune of a song ( cos you have an art)
Honk cos you ain’t a toad ( um hmm)
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HonkHonk cos you are rich
HonkHonk cos your dad got  cash
HonkHonk cos you own the law
HonkHonk cos rash is in fash.
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You were born with nothing ( what’s it to anyone i ask)
You came in this world alone( yeah so what)
But now you got cash, house and cars ()
HonkHonk and let the world know ( sure wouda)
honk dance
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©2013somkritya.wordpress.com
( seriously!!!! you are going to copy this!!!)
 
As I said earlier some one is going to talk about it sooner, soooner did it happen. Today Stuart from THE STUART TIMES reported the Following,all i have to say to this is  and i air quote it _ “I knew It”
 
Honking, honking all day long
Why, cos I like this honking song.
Honk in the day time
And night time too
Honk to the pedestrians
And other drivers too.
I used to think that honking was crass
A thing to be done
By a stupid dumbass
But now I know that honking is cool
I’ll ask for it to be taught in school.
 

B FOR BOO, ONE O SILENT

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Hashtag Boogart
There will never be another ghost like him
So full of vim, So driven by whim
Munching on toasts, Haunting the coasts
Hashtag Boogart
Huge Grunge fan , sporting Tattoos and Tan
used to live with me not so long ago
He was scared of the Boos (sometimes of his own)
Shivered and sweated everytime he heard a Coo
Felt dizzy at the sight of Jimmy choos and Candy yoos
He was scared of everything that had a double O
even the toos, the Loos, and the Moos
Boogart was scared of zoos
and there was nothing I could do for him
He hated ducks and drakes
Despised the designer fakes
Scowled at the screeching sound of sudden brakes
He hated everything that rhymed with snakes
even the cakes, the lakes and the snow flakes
Boogart was scared of  zoos
Boogart hated milk shakes
and there was nothing , oh nothing
I could ever do for him
He would get cramps just looking at leams
Break in hives if he accidental feasted on breams
Sneeze and wheeze if exposed to steams and screams
He was allergic to everything that had ‘eams’
even the fleams, the up streams and the creams
Boogart was scared of zoos
hated milkshakes
was allergic to dreams
and oh unlucky me
I could never ever ever do anything for him
POOR BOOGARTHIDING AS A WALLPAPER

Poor Boogart hiding as a wallpaper after some kids shouted boo at him.

That is why last Friday
people from
The Ghost Welfare Committee ( T.G.W.C)
took him away from me
I live alone in my, now not so haunted mansion
while Hashtag Boogart
once my pet Ghost
lives in a zoo
with ice creams on every menu
and is given a bed made of cornflakes.
  
Hashtag Boogart
I miss him toogart.
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
         
©2013Soma Mukherjee
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My Dear Dearest Friend  STUART visited Boogart in the zoo and this is what he had to say-
Alas poor Boogart, I visited him there.
In the zoo, where everyone stared.
‘Boo us ghosty’ – how the crowd howled.
But poor Boogart simply scowled.
He tried to tell them to get out of there.
But the sound that they heard was breeze in the air.
Misery, blisery, booing and hoo
Poor Boogart doesn’t belong in a zoo.
A mansion with webs,
Hanging down from the stairs,
Is where he belongs.
He’d be happier there.
~ Stuart (http://thechangeyourlifeblog.wordpress.com/)
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