” I was a liar “

 

” I was a liar ”    – by Harsh Sirohi

 

You were the first to blow my mind away.

The locks of your hair got my heart slayed.

I went to school religiously, without a single leave.

Just to see you everyday, would you have believed  ?

 

I would have looked at you , if I got any chance.

I couldn’t look but it was like a trance.

Your exquisite walk down the class aisle.

Your essence near around always made me smile.

 

My heart stopped whenever you smiled.

But you didn’t know how adorable was your smile.

Shit ! Why this heart was so fragile.

When it broke , the sound went to miles.

 

Your curves were great,

But magical were the eyes.

You came in my dreams every night.

Wasn’t it nice ?

 

Thought your eyes were real beauty , agreed ?

Sigh ! You were so erudite in deceiving.

But wait ! I couldn’t believe it in the beginning.

Beauty wasn’t the eyes, but the heart indeed.

 

I always believed, I was your Mickey ,

And you were my Minnie.

A movie would have been made on us,

Himself, by the great Walt Disney.

 

But happy endings are in movies only.

It’s a delusion my friend !

In the real world we live in.

Its nothing but a melancholy.

 

I wouldn’t be thinking about you  !

But what can I do ….

It’s been eight years since ,

I first saw you.

 

I didn’t know the silly girl with an attitude,

would fall in love with someone true.

But, I was a liar when I told you we were just friends.

If I would have been true ……

You would have left everything for me ….

But how could I be so selfish, I had to lie !

It’s agonising that you never dared to try.

If you did, you would know

I was  a liar because I loved you.

 

 

Harsh Sirohi
Author,

The Hypocrite World

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Harsh Sirohi is a Blogger, Social Service Activist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a Dreamer who strongly believes in the power of Optimism and Commencement. He is an organization builder & a strong leader, known for his voluntary and humanitarian work for the society at South Asia level. The Blog on his website will take you to the realities of The Hypocrite World. The alarming issues , the social responsibility , the power of being a Human Being.

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Transgender, a taboo in India ?

Greetings Readers,

First of all I apologise for writing after so long. The good news is, I am writing my first novel but that is why I don’t get enough time to write the articles so often. But here I am.

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We live in a world where men and women are considered equal. Where they are doing miracles, achieving extraordinary goals.

But still there is a part of society or I must say nature, which is not doing as great as the men and women. The ” TRANSGENDER “. They are considered improper for the society.

So is transgender a taboo ?

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Transgender people are people who experience a mismatch between their gender identity or gender expression, and their assigned sex. Transgender is also an umbrella term which can include people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex (trans men and trans women), as well as people who are neither exclusively masculine nor exclusively feminine (e.g. people who are genderqueer, bigender, pangender, genderfluid, or agender).Transgender people are sometimes called transsexual if they desire medical assistance to transition. Other definitions of transgender include third-gender people as transgender or conceptualize transgender people as a third gender and infrequently the term is defined very broadly to include cross-dressers.

 

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It doesn’t matter what people define them to be. But for me, they are human beings.

According to Census 2011 ,

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Indian Census had never recognized third gender i.e. Transgender while collecting census data for years. But in 2011, data of Transgender’s were collected with details related to their employment, Literacy and Caste. In India, total population of transgender is around 4.88 Lakh as per 2011 census. The data of Transgender has been cubbed inside “Males” in the primary data released by Census Department. For educational purpose, separate data of Transgender has been curved out from that.

 

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and the list goes on.  While transgender activists estimate the numbers to be six to seven times higher.

In 2014, the Supreme Court of India legally recognised the transgender community as the “Third Gender”. Prior to the verdict, transgender people were treated as objects of ridicule, prejudice and humiliation who were not only denied their basic human rights but also not recognized as citizens of India. They are also a community negatively stereotyped as eking out a living from begging and commercial sex work.

In India there are a host of socio – cultural groups of transgender people like hijras/ kinnars, and other transgender identities like – shiv-shaktis, jogtas, jogappas, Aradhis, Sakhi, etc. However, these socio-cultural groups are not the only transgender people, but there may be those who do not belong to any of the groups but are transgender persons individually. Though an accurate and reliable estimate of transgender people is not available, it cannot be denied that their number is miniscule compared with the total population of the country.

The transgender community, generally known as “Hijras” in this country, are a section of Indian citizens who are treated by Society as unnaturals and generally as objects of ridicule and even fear on account of superstition. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and ought to be entitled to enjoyment of human rights without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. Everyone is entitled to equality before the law and equal protection of the law without any such discrimination. Transgenders are also part of society and have equal, rights as are available to other persons. The discrimination based on their class and gender makes the transgender community one of the most disempowered and deprived groups in Indian society.

 

Despite of the fact that transgender is a third gender in India. Still a lot of problems are being faced by transgenders in their day-to-day life ie. discrimination, lack of educational facilities, unemployment, lack of shelter, lack of medical facilities like HIV care and hygiene, depression, hormone pill abuse, tobacco and alcohol abuse and problems relating to marriage, property, adoption.

You know why ? Not because of government. But because of us. We haven’t accepted them as a part of society till yet. We still get afraid when we see them at traffic signals asking for money in exchange of blessings. We fear, if we don’t give them money, they will put a curse on us. Why !

 

Why do we get uncomfortable whenever we see a transgender ? They are as much human being as we are.

 

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But somewhere, the transgender people are also at fault. They are insecure about their identity. They are not proud of themselves. The nature has created us all in a unique way. We should take pride in that.

My latest sketch will demonstrate the conundrum regarding transgender in our Indian society.

 

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We all are beautiful. We all are proud to have this amazing life. Like this wolf, which is beautiful, bold, aggressive yet patient at the same time. It knows, how to love, how to protect, how to attack. But it is chained. The chains of insecurity, lack of social identity, discrimination, low self esteem have seized the beautiful wolf to express itself.

The wolf is a metaphor for transgender here. You all are beautiful. Break all the chains and free yourself from the orthodox lifestyle. You are not meant to live an inexorable or prewritten lifestyle like a witless ritual. You are meant to write your own destiny and live your life in an extraordinary way to change this world and make it a better place to live in.

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I would request everyone to stop following the discriminative trends set up by this hypocrite world.

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” Transgender is not a taboo. So stop making it one. “

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I can only URGE ! The power is in your hands, the change starts with you. YOU ARE THE CHANGE.
When you will become a change , you will change the world for a better place to live in.
Its a long journey but every journey starts with one step.
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Aim to protect the transgender.
Act within time and when needed to say no discrimination to them.

Achieve the happiness.

AIM , ACT , ACHIEVE

Share this article as much as possible and take a pledge to protect the transgender from social injustice and discrimination.

Harsh Sirohi
Author,
The Hypocrite World

 

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Harsh Sirohi is a Blogger, Social Service Activist, Businessman, Entrepreneur and a Dreamer who strongly believes in the power of Optimism and Commencement. He is an organization builder & a strong leader, known for his voluntary and humanitarian work for the society at South Asia level. The Blog on his website will take you to the realities of The Hypocrite World. The alarming issues , the social responsibility , the power of being a Human Being.

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Licence to commit crime ?? – The Juvenile Act @India – Think Again

Greetings Readers,

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We live in a world where a lot of species prevail and the most abhorrent and sordid among them are the rapists & murderers.

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Recently, one of the convicts was set free, who was the only minor among those who were found guilty in the Delhi Rape case ( 16th December 2012 ).

News channels have started their common praxis of debating into finding who is onus for this. Every channel gets into the rat race to showcase debate and their conclusions.

But, who has suffered ?

Is it the girl who got raped ? Well yes she was the acute sufferer and may her soul rest in peace. But she was not alone, everyday in world , women are getting raped. It is more alarming than Global Warming. What will you do if the social environment is not safe despite of living in a smart city ?

But who is at fault ?

The government ?

Yes it is undoubtedly. If the Juvenile act would have been amended near around 2005 when there was an alarming increase in the criminals falling in  the age group of 16-18. WRONG !

The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000 is the primary legal framework for juvenile justice in India. The act provides for a special approach towards the prevention and treatment of juvenile delinquency and provides a framework for the protection, treatment and rehabilitation of children in the purview of the juvenile justice system. This law, brought in compliance of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), repealed the earlier Juvenile Justice Act of 1986 after India signed and ratified the UNCRC in 1992. This act has been further amended in 2006 and 2010. The Government of India is once again contemplating bringing further amendments and a review committee has been constituted by Ministry of Women and Child Development which is reviewing the existing legislation

Yes the JJA has been amended a couple of times, but still the rape cases went on increasing. Everywhere in news, they are making Rajya Sabha guilty of not amending the JJA earlier with new firm punishments and exceptions.

The thing is, we as Humans are very shallow from inside, we only see what we want to see and hear what is pleasant to our ears.

No doubt , Government is at fault. It has not been effective in establishing new courts. There is a never ending list of cases which is pending from decades. In India, most of the cases get their final verdict after the people who are involved have already died a long time ago.

Oh, ya right. Now you will start blaming the Delhi Police. Of course, you must. Somewhere, they have been incompetent in protecting us. WRONG !

They are trying their level best to make the environment safe for you all to live in. Atleast 70% of the department is. There are only 85000 policemen, out of those 45000 are assigned to protect the VIPS. So only 40,000 Policemen to protect 18,248,290 people of Delhi. ie. One Delhi Policeman is protecting 456 Delhiites.

This is why the crimes are inclining so rapidly as we have lack of defence forces. Again WRONG !
We have all the defence we need. ” WE “. Why we need to depend on our police system to protect us. Yes it is their moral duty to safeguard the citizens and their property and getting criminals to trials in courts, and they are trying hard to fulfil it.

Its not the Juvenile Justice Act which is giving a licence to criminals, its WE.

But the QUESTION remains the same ? What is the solution ?

The solution is WE, the youth. If we decide to stop any crime happening near around us. There will be no need of sitting at INDIA GATE for a candle march. Yes, we need to support the victims but primarily we need to stop the crimes. Again it is 456 of us against 1 criminal.

We hope that today the Rajya Sabha will pass the amendments and Juvenile Justice Act will decrease the age from 18 to 16 and make additions to enforce law strictly.

But it is you, who need to buckle up against the crimes. Lets pledge today that We won’t let anyone tease or rape a woman. lets make Delhi a RAPE Free city. It is very challenging but not impossible.

And trust me its far better than watching news and debates over the same thing again & again.

Aim to Protect the women

Act within time and when needed to protect them

Achieve the safety of your loved ones

You and your family will be safe , when Delhi will be safe. So make it.

AIM , ACT , ACHIEVE

Share this article as much as possible and Pledge to protect Women and DELHI.

Harsh Sirohi
Author,
The Hypocrite World