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Life

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Life is so busy that we rarely get time to sit back, reminiscing old joys or simply enjoying an afternoon tea. While in present we tend to think about the future and how to make it better. But how fool a man is, little does he know whats gonna happen with him next. But it would not be justice to put the entire blame on a man as this is how the world expects him to behave. As an Asian student, the society expects him to study hard and get the best grades he can. The teachers, parents and even the distant relatives want him to study and study. But what if he has some other talent say painting, No one really cares about it.
India has the highest number of suicides committed by students because of extreme competition and pressure to study. And when asked by elders why do they want their child to put in so much of the efforts, their answer is that it will lead to a better future. My question to all those parents is that what if the child develops an incurable disease because of extreme stress? So, why ruin the present for the future so unpredictable? Every child is different and will reach where he is destined to.
As soon as a man starts working, he sets goals for himself: promotion or to become the CEO in say the next seven years.And for this he might tell lies, do unnecessary buttering or get involved in organisation’s politics. He destroys his current peace of mind for the future peace. I am not saying that every one in the top position does that…No…but many do.
Every day I observe so many people in Coffee shops having a cold coffee or a dessert while busy on phone, arranging meetings or writing reports and I am one of them as well. We are always thinking about the future…completing work before deadline to avoid future penalty, to get greater pay, future recognition etc but do you ever think that this stressful life has an adverse affect on our health!
We need to take out time for ourselves from the busy routine we are expected to follow. We should learn to live in the ‘present’ and find joy in the small things happening around us before it is too late. We need to slow down and take a break to find our purpose of existence rather than doing things because of societal pressure.

Numbers

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This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge by “The Daily Post” is “numbers”.

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This is something that most college students have dreaded and since I am procrastinating studying it, I thought it would be the right picture for this weeks topic. It shows the algebra problem to solve.

I hope this will serve as a reminder for people procrastinating like me to start preparing for Gmat if they are to give now.

Raising awareness ,Acid attacks

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It is a decade old incident but it still bring tears in the eyes of Zahra’s elder sister.It was a tradition in Miawali(a village in Pakistan) to fix the wedding of a girl as soon as she was given birth.Usually the age gap between the husband and the wife used to be more than twnty to thirty years.No girl ever complained about it because they knew they will be placed in problem if they argue with their elders and will become notorious in the society.

Such was not the case with Zahra.She was different from all the other girls of the village.She dreamt of visiting big cities she has read in stories and she wanted to acquire education.In Miawali the girls education was only till 5th grade.After she passed grade 5 with first position ,she asled her parents to take her to city for completing her education.But to her surprise she was told that soon she was going to get married and stop stop dreaming.

After few days a man about 50 years old came to her their house.Zahra was told to behave well and bring a cup of tea for the man. She did as ordered.The man kept starring at her with his eyes as big as owls  as she served him the coffee.Zahra became nervous and ran into her sister’s room.She was told by her sister that this man was her about to be husband.Zahra could not accept this brutality and refused to marry him.

Her entire family thought that books have brainwashed her.Worse still the whole neighbourhood critised the family for breaking the tradition and for raising an ill-mannered daughter.The man(her about to be husband) could not tolerate someone so small as Zahra rejecting him.He became furious and threw acid on her face.

All her dreams were shattered.An innocent girl of just eleven had her face spoiled.She used to scream each time she saw her face in the mirror.her life was ruined.She knew that she was a shame to her family and so she committed suicide.

This was a tragic end to the story of an innocent girl.Didnt she has the right to study and fulfill her dreams.the man who did this horrendous act was never convicted.There are hundreds of similar stories each year but nothing is done to stop this.The question is: Why is the acid so easily available in the shop? And why doesn’t the government take any action against such people?

We have to widern the horizons of the villagers before any other girl experiences injustice like Zahra.