Author: My Say

12 year old Delhi boy dies while imitating suicide,as seen on TV.

Impact of reel-life on real-life ?

Suhail, a 12 year old boy is reported to have been found hanging  from ceiling fan at his Jafrabad home in Delhi, on 7th February’2012. The shocking incident took place when the class 5 student was alone at home while his parents Mohammad Salim and Isha had gone out.
His mother recalls, some days back , Suhail had watched a suicide scene in a movie on TV and was very inquisitive about the act and the reasons behind it. His mother scolded him about his query.However,she also recalls the kid started remaining upset since then. The only kid of parents was rushed to Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital but was declared dead. In the initial investigation , police doubts accidental death while imitating the act.

A day back, a Chennai based class 9 boy had stabbed his school-teacher to death. These incidents are alarming for the urban Indian society where mostly the families are nuclear and both parents are normally working. Kids need proper parental counselling during the early teenage. They are more into experimenting and less bothered about consequences of the act. Even schools should have professional counselling sessions, at least once a week. The growing impact of Television and movies leave kids curious about many things they are not aware of and hence it is the parents who need to be patiently counselling the kids.

Chennai, Class 9 Student stabs Teacher to death in the school premises.

Grudge Against The Guru?

Feb 9th 2012- In a shocking incident in Chennai, a Class 9 student has been booked by the cops for stabbing his school teacher , 40 year old lady,Uma Maheshwari to death, inside the school premises.
As per the private school authorities, the student allegedly stabbed her for finding her too strict with him. The teacher had complained his parents in the past and scolded him on certain occasions finding him neglecting his studies. However the school authorities also confirmed that the teacher was a gentle by nature.
The student stabbed in her throat and stomach while she was waiting to take another class in an empty classroom. It was her alarming call for help which brought the incident to the notice of other students and teachers who held the student but it was too late.


Indian Wrestler Lokesh Kumar thrown out of train by five youths!

How safe is Indian Railways for its passengers ?

8th February 2012 , HaryanaNational Level Junior Wrestler , Lokesh Kumar is suffering from fractured backbone and multiple head injuries after being thrown out of moving Dadar Express train by 5 people.  The incident took place between Ambala and Sonepat and the wrestler lied by the tracks for almost 12 hours before being noticed and admitted to the hospital by the locals. Reportedly, he was going to Gonda to participate in the selection camp for upcoming  tournament in Thailand when this happened.

No arrests have been reported so far. It is astonishing that Yuvraj Singh, a cricketer, has the nation by his side after reports being revealed of he suffering from cancerous tumour though in first stage and news and controversies have been following since it was revealed in media and there lies another athlete of national level fighting for his life assaulted by anti-social elements while the culprits are free.

This is not for the first time this has happened . On April 13 ‘2011 Sonu Sinha , a national level volley-ball and football player was thrown out by robbers trying to snatch a gold chain from her neck. The incident happened in Padmavat Express, between Chenati and Bareilly stations,in Uttar Pradesh. The athlete lost her leg in the incident.

If citizens of national recognition are not safe in the trains of the country, think about commoners of the nation. These sufferers somehow made to the news as they are known to the nation. What about the common citizens ? Who knows if similar incidents take place every other day in the Indian Railways and the cases may be closed as accidental deaths !  This is an utter failure of Indian Railways and the Railway Police and a shame on their administration!

RTI activist beaten up for trying to unearth corruption in MNREGA.

Right To Information But No Right To Complain ?

In the ICU at a Jaipur hospital lies a 65-year-old RTI applicant,Dudhram from Bikaner, Rajasthan  with multiple fractures. He was beten up by the supporters and relatives of Current Sarpanch of Somalsar Village in his attempt to unearth the corruption in MNREGA work. Amazingly, there have been no arrests so far even after  FIR has been lodged against 10 people invloved in the crime.The Right to Information activist, Dudhram had complained to the Anti Corruption Bureau about the allocation of Rs 4 crore for clearing sand and that led to the incident.

Well, what is the point of Right To Information Act if pointing out follies and intentional-manupulation by the administration would lead to hospitalization while the accused would not be held for the crime ?

India wins 2nd ODI of Commonwealth Series by 6 wickets , against Sri Lanka!


The Funny Winning Run Scored by India!

India registers its first win in the Commonwealth Tri-Series against Sri Lanka. In the 46th over , bowled by Mathews of Sri Lanka Ashwin hit the winning shot which was ideally going to make him lose his wicket as it was high up in the air, very close to the pitch, towards the off-sdie and had at least two Sri Lankan players beneath it . It was considerably a very easy high-catch for any player. However, there was a twist in the tale as both took similar decision. Malinga decided to leave the ball for Tharanga and vice versa and the ball fell in between while Ashwin and Jadeja completed the winning run. Ashwin could not believe the rescue like everyone watching the match and had a astonished smile on his face. Well, rarely do we get to see these childish follies in International matches. All in all, it was a happy and funny climax of the match for Indian Cricket fans.

Lifeline of Mumbai-Local Trains

mumbai local trains cartoon


Mumbai Local trains A symbol of unity !

The scariest thing for a ‘new-comer’ in Mumbai would any day be the Life-Line of the financial capital of India, the Local Trains. The first thing explained to the newbies by the inhabitants of the city is about the Trains. Mumbai being the most populated city of India is also geographically stretched over a huge area. While the main city is as big as any other Metro cities of India, it is the sub-urban area and the areas of Navi Mumbai (New Bombay/Mumbai) which make the city too huge to travel from one distance to the other.  The local trains are therefore the best options if one has to reach his targeted destination on time. Moreover, the interval between trains is negligible compared to local train services in any other Indian city.

Trains coming at short intervals and also being fast and very cost-effective, attracts the population of the city towards itself and hence the first thing an inhabitant would educate a newbie about is the Local Train, the timings, the frequency and above all the CROWD. 9 out of 10 times , you travel by train anytime between 6am-12am, chances are rare that you would get a seat.Rest of the times,boarding the train itself needs prior practise at home. One needs to be good at pushing , pulling and most importantly be able to stand on a foot while somehow manage to intrude one hand to get hold of the hand-rest. Mumbai being a humid city almost round the year, it adds on to the pain. However, within a span of 15 days of regular train journey, one would be accustomed with the rules of the LifeLine and most people learn the art of survival till they reach their destination.

It is the same Lifeline which has another picture as well. The crowd of  500 people, in every compartment which cannot afford more than 200 people, there is an India which does not discriminate. No religious discrimination, no caste discrimination, no state discrimination, no rich-poor discrimination(of course there are first class compartments in each train and not to surprise,even they remain crowded,may be a little less), no discrimination at all. One India! Everyone has a common goal – just to reach their destinations. It is not that conflicts do not occur between co-passengers but it is a rare sight. The Life-Line of Mumbai does not allow any classification of human being (except for men & women and handicapped compartments are different ). There is only one goal of every individual boarding the train , that is to reach his destination and everyone is tolerant to extremes. It somehow develops a sense of brotherhood between the passengers who adjust because they understand the goal is similar.

Had every one of us realized  that we all have come in the world to go away , sooner or later, probably competitions would have remained healthy, ambitions wouldn’t shape-up as hunger and greed. Probably, boundaries of nations and states would have been lesser and supremacy would have been measured in terms of giving away all and not acquiring the most !

Karnataka Ministers caught watching objectionable content on mobile, while in the Assembly!


In yet another shocking incident Karnataka Ministers were accused. It has been reported that two of  the  Ministers were found watching obscene content on their mobile phones and this all happened  inside the State Assembly. The two ministers are Karnataka Co-operation Minister Laxman Savadi and Karnataka Women and Child Welfare Minister CC Patil. Clarifying their stands the Ministers said they were trying to find out the meaning of a Rave Party!

They could have witnessed it live on the St.Mary’s Island !

Well,did they not get any better time to search for the meaning of Rave Party?  If the politicians of the nation do not respect the House, how do they expect us to think positive about them and feel secure under their regime ? One of them being Women and Child Welfare Minister is all the more eye-raising. The speaker of the House assured legal measures would be taken against the Ministers but the point is what do they go to the Assembly for? Reminds of College Boys who would get suspended for surfing the net over the phone while lecturer is taking classes !

Cricket Australia fined for Advertising ‘Kamla Pasand’!

Kamla Pasand labelled boundary ropes may attract a fine of upto $66000 on Cricket Australia by the Australian Federal Health Department. The advertisment of “Chaini” which is fancy-packed spit(tobacco) were visible in almost all the matches. The advertisment is a breach of 1992 Tobacco Advertising Ban Law. Kamla Pasand being a company which is also into manufacturing of chewing-tobacco hence legally the adverts should not have been entertained by Cricket Australia.

As per reports these ads were removed in the first test match between India and Australia following complaints about the ad against the 1992 tobacco advertising ban law. But they were back after the Indian High Commission reportedly assured the cricket board that the product was mouth-wash.
The most shocking part is when asked by Cricket Australia the ad was  allegedly translated in English as “Kamla likes fragrant Chaini mouth freshener”.

Well, Law breakers and manupulators find their ways out in the country , some way or the other but this time the limit was extended to a foreign country and at the end it is Cricket Australia which is likely to suffer by paying the penalty fee.