My thoughts, Personal

Made a New Friend 

Today was the perfect weather to stay in at home, sit by the window, and read a good book. The day started with light rains, and was replaced by cool breezes. My friend here in this great morning is “Like the Flowing River” by Paulo Coelho. A collection of short stories and articles, the one that got me the most though was “Pianist in the Mall. ” A short summary – One day Paulo Coelho and his friend, an international violinist, were walking in a mall, when they came across a pianist. Who was playing a piece by Mozart, devoid of all those around him, completely lost in its ecstasy. And he was playing so beautifully, they had tears in their eyes. It reminded me that all  our struggles, paths, and choices are our own personal dialogue with God. And as long as these two members are happy, nobody else’s opinion matters. 

My thoughts, Personal, Travelling

Gender Bias in My Village

As you know I am in my hometown in UP. And I couldn’t help but notice the clear gender bias on the streets. The ratio of boys to girls on the streets is too abstract. This I consider one of the major reasons for gender based violence. Not because men are given free rein, but because women are not. If there is a healthy and equal gender ratio on streets, crime rate will reduce automatically. And if let us say parents or family members find it too unsafe or unsecure to send their females out then they should also not allow their men to go out, Simple. It should be equal right? What is your take on this? Do you think I am right or wrong? Please tell me in the comment section below.