Understanding and love- these two simple words hold the power to change lives when put into action. How often does it happen that a bad day transforms into a good one just by a random act of kindness done by someone? Quite often, right? In most cases, the person who does that random act isn’t even aware of how big in magnitude it is and how deeply it affects the receiver. An act of kindness never goes to waste as you never know when YOU are the person needing it and a random stranger returns it to you. This is what happens when we are compassionate to other people. Understanding that everyone is going through something they don’t talk about and showing them some kindness, empathy, and love is the very fabric of internal human goodness and history, is a testament to it, for how many things wouldn’t have happened if it weren’t for the thread of understanding and love that binds the human race. Even the coldest and most indifferent of souls can be changed when treated with love, who knows that the lack of love and understanding from fellow humans was the very thing that turned them the way they are now. Dalai Lama once said “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Empathy is to our heart what spices are to food. We can survive without it but life would be so better with it. We get what we put into this world. And if it is love and compassion that we radiate, we sure get it back resulting in a win-win situation, both for ourselves and the people around us. Love and compassion are the only antidotes to our bitter emotions, making us the best version of ourselves. If only we treated fellow humans just like we treat our golden retrievers, the would be such a better place!

Written by – Radhika Ahuja

LIFE JOURNEY Between- Human being or Being human

As defined in a scientific perspective, the meaning of human beings is a man, woman, or child of the species. Homo sapiens, and different from other animals by advanced mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance. This definition explains how the human species differ from other animal species. It describes the three significant differences between humans’ and animals’ proper stance, language skills, and mental development.

When a word changes its place, its meaning do. The words are same but its meaning..!! The meaning, it completely differs from each other.

All of us are HUMANS but only few of us are BEING HUMAN. A simple thing can differentiate us between Human Being and Being Human.

Being human can be defined as displaying characteristics that are unique to human beings. This can be analyzed from a philosophical perspective and in a thoughtful analysis of oneself. The meaning of being human can vary from one person to another.

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I believe that being human is not enough unless you are ready to sacrifice your own needs and make efforts in providing the one who needs them more than you. It is like creating magic in bringing light to someone else’s life. For example, one might think that being human means showing humane qualities like kindness, empathy, generosity etc. Another might think that being human is the ability to choose between right and wrong while yet another think that being human is displaying all natural human characteristics like anger, pity, jealousy, love etc.

Be the reason for happiness in one’s life. The most significant gift one can get is self-satisfaction and giving credit to God, who made you the source of bringing magic into someone else’s life.

“Do not let the roles you play in life make you forget you are human.”


Marginalisation of Eunuchs

Marginalisation, the word itself coveys to us a deep and thoughtful message. Margin means an edge of something. We know that an edge consists of a small portion or a small area. Margin though gives a completion to a project but is never given much importance. It seems to be excluded. Similar is the situation of Eunuchs in the society. Our so called “society” that considers equality of supreme importance, seems to adopt marginalisation when talked about Eunuchs. We also know the clever trick that the society adopts when they face the media or press. That is the time when humanity and deep respect for all the genders come out from their heart.

Firstly let’s understand what exactly marginalisation is. Marginalisation is the process of excluding a class of people or a group of people. Thus, by doing so they treat them as secondary and give them less importance. Marginalisation excludes such class of people and boycott them from society. Eunuchs in a simple term means a transgender or a third gender. Usually such people are a part of social exclusions. There are various reasons hidden behind the marginalisation of eunuchs.

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Let us throw a light on some reasons that why do eunuchs have to face marginalisation from the society.

Lack of equality

The basic right of every human is to be treated equally with everyone around. Eunuchs are deprived of this. It is because of their gender. They don’t have defined gender. Gender inequality still prevails in our society which has led to a major differences in the society. Gender indifferences divide the society into parts of various communities that further leads to major misunderstandings and disputes.

Educational status

In the fast developing era of technology and advancement in various sectors every workplace needs highly skilled and qualified people. Education is a must for each and every individual. Eunuchs hardly have any idea about the importance of education. Hardly one percent from the hundred are aware and they educate themselves with at least the basics, which is a must.

Living standards

A person should at least possess a certain standard of living to maintain a dignity in a society. Despite numerous hardships, the society respects the one who is independent and works hard to earn a living. Eunuchs have no proper guidance or standards to match up with the society, that is the reason society doesn’t accepts them.

Uncertain behavior

Many people around have this fear developed in mind that eunuchs may behave weird or in a manner that is harmful or uncertain to them. This is the major reason why many people fear talking to them or approaching them.

Lack of employment

Eunuchs lack employment. This is because they do not have the trained skills or and expertise domain wherein they can work and serve the nation in any form. This leads to their inability to pay taxes and premiums of insurance, etc. Employment also forms a part of major source of respect in society, because we all know a person is known by the work he does.

One human has a control over a birth of a soul. The gender, the qualities, colour, etc. are the determined from birth itself and no one can change it. The one who is the Creator, never discriminates so how can we as humans do so? God creates each and every individual so different from one another that each and every one is special in its own way. Agreed that Eunuchs are different form the rest, but after all they too are humans. Every individual has a right to live a life with basic freedom and right. Somewhere or the other we, being the part of this society are also responsible for the cause of marginalisation of eunuchs.

How many of us took a step forward or took an initiative to stand for them? They lack education because education is not provided to them. We hardly have any schools that can provide them with education. We hardly have any trainers or guides who can guide or teach them. Thus, let’s not just blame the society for the cause of marginalisation of eunuchs. A minor step of change can lead to massive changes that can embark the history. Our every step of individual, every small helping hand can bring about the change in their life and moreover, help reducing the social exclusion of eunuchs.

Draupadi-The eternal being!

Draupadi asked “Why only me, Govind?”

Krishna answered “What happened in Hastinapur was not your karma but the response you will give to that event will definitely become your karma!”

In the game of dice, not only properties and humans but also humanity was put at stake. The ones who maintained silence were equally guilty like the culprits. She was humiliated, beaten up, and insulted but not a single person took a stand for her. She was right that how can a person who lost himself in the game, have the right to bet on her? Still, nobody had the answer. What kind of a Dharma was it that some people tried to undress a girl? She howled and screamed and still, nobody came to support her as the ‘Great-souls’ were tied with the bond of Dharma. Is that what Dharma teaches us to let a girl face injustice? So many questions arise in our mind when we talk about the “Cheer-Haran incident” But at that period of time, many questions were raised against her character.

Draupadi was that pure soul who lived up to the environment, full of impurities. But she was as pure as fire. She was the symbol of strength and purity. She was that lotus which bloomed proudly in the filth. She set an example for the upcoming generations that if somebody tries to harm the holiness of a woman then the person is characterless not the woman. The soul of a woman symbolizes her purity and her self-respect and confidence are the ornaments which she wears. By undressing her in front of the society you can’t take off her pride. In the game of dice ‘Adharm’ took place in the name of ‘Dharam’.

What oath is this which becomes shackles for you?

What duty is this which forced you to remain silent?

What Dharma is this which permits you to let a woman get insulted? Tolerating a crime is equally a crime as committing it. That day all were guilty who stood there and saw all this evil happening. That day, Draupadi was not undressed, but the whole of mankind was undressed. Born out of the fire, distributed among the five husbands, humiliated in front of the society but still was pure as her soul was pure. She is Draupadi for you. She’s the one who never let herself fall weak, the one who promised to fight for womanhood. The sole reason for the ‘Dharmayudh’ Draupadi led the fight against injustice along with the five Pandavas. But today, it’s our turn. Like that day still, the character of a woman is a question mark. Still, a woman’s respect is being harmed. For this, did she let the battle happen? Like that day, the wrong deeds of evil get hidden in the name of the law. That day also everyone was silent, today also. We all worship Goddess but do we ever respect them, if we did, then we would not humiliate the women for their clothes, for their choices, and for their freedom. Why should each and every decision be taken in the interest of the family, what about their own happiness have we ever thought about it? From childhood, all their concern should be towards her family, then after marriage, their husband’s family, and then their children. Has anyone ever asked what you want? They dedicate their whole life to their families yet get judged by society. Why do they need to be careful, why after getting assaulted, they have to hide their faces, not the demons who did a terrible job? Women are caged and are forbidden to fly. No matter how much we talk about modernization and education, until and unless the mindsets of society change, females will be insulted and dominated. There’s a Draupadi in every woman, so never discourage her for her capabilities.

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Written by Sukanya Chanda

Language of Humanity:-LONG FORGOTTEN.

Written by:- Vaishnavi Bhandari

Dear Maa,

” This might and may not reach your doorstep, just like I never returned from that tragic day of 18th September 2013.

Maa, we live in a world that has forgotten to speak the language of humanity, the language of kindness. All this society knows now is the language of monstrosity and language of inhumanity. Our nation used to be a place where men raised wars when somebody tried to put their filthy hands on their honor, but presently some men are less of men than we could have ever thought them to be, in my case it was my own uncle. Poverty smogged in his head so much that he believed selling me for money would bring him a fortune and the life he has always desired. Maybe, he is having the time of his life too. But was I worth just being used as a deal? Maa, you once told me that the right man will bring me Gajras for my long hair, and even though he might not have money to fulfill my desires he’ll have jars full of love inside himself and that would be enough for me, but now, my hair is just used for grabbing and at 3 am in the night I hear noises of shattered expectations and whiskey bottles. Remember, when I broke your favorite glass and you just picked me up from the place so that I won’t get hurt? The sweet language of love in which you assured me that it was fine and accepted my apologies? Things have taken a little twist now,

I am made to dance on broken glasses and after they’re done filling their throats with whiskey and rum,

To scratch me and consume me, they thereupon come.

Maa, you once told me I will grow to be a beautiful woman with green bangles jigging on my hands, but instead of buying me bangles, men tie me in handcuffs or use their wrists do clutch mine as tightly as they can, the only color which stays on my hands is crimson blood red.

Maa, you once said that my skin is as soft as rose petals and matches the fragrance of berries, you advised me to take care of it, I tried to maa, I really did, but I remember the curtains in my room, so thin,

worn through, scratched, slapped, groaned just like my skin.

 Maa, you once said No means No and men should understand it,

But when I said the two-letter word,

My face was cupped and stabbed on the wall.

I was told to mind my language, I was a prostitute after all.

I tried to take all of it but I was tarnished with the title of ‘Prostitute’ and was broken every bit

I tried running away

but there was never a single way

I was made to do unthinkable things

Were they really human beings?

Maa, you always knew my love for poetries but I never thought my last one would be describing my plight. Sorry maa, I quit.”

Kashi ended the letter and overdosed on the drugs she was being given regularly.

This was an abstract letter, but what about the ones who have actually been in this situation? The circumstance we would never wish even for our enemies?

We live in a world that has ratified man’s absolute control over another. The unjustified trade and enslavement of human beings in this century reflect the state of affairs which confirms that the greatest ethical challenge facing the globe today is the lack of understanding of the language of humanity, kindness, and mercy.

Sex/human trafficking involves the use of human deception to exploit the vulnerable through forceful stripping of their dignity and self-worth. It also portrays a contrasting resemblance if unevenness among equals with regard to the right of every individual over her/his life, as trafficked victims are compelled to sell their freedom and are subject to coercive domination. 

This phenomenon manifests in the form of sex trafficking, women and children are merely reduced to the status of satisfying sexual commodity. Victims are subjected to constant abuse in order to force them to submit. They’re led in the pit of darkness where even cops conspire with traffickers in return for free sexual favors. Sometimes parents themselves sell their girls, school-age minor girls are forced to now in front of wealthy older men so that their parents can have all the privileges.

The most brutal form of sex trafficking is when people start speaking the language of exploitation. Where sadists feed on the popular belief that having sex with a virgin would cure them of sexually transmitted diseases. Little girls are raped and plagued until they are physically damaged and deprived of the natural light and satisfaction of motherhood. Male sex slavery and prostitution also exists. The ones who spoke the language of religion are huge fans of the Devdasi system, where young girls are trafficked and married off to a ‘temple deity.’ They are forced to provide their services to preachers.

Humanity is an act of compassion, concern, sympathy. It is worship, religion, behavior that spreads joy but most importantly is a language, a language which the dumb can speak, the deaf can hear and the blind can see. However, the one’s without any disabilities neglect to learn this language. Language is not just a collection of words in an unabridged dictionary but the individual and social passion of human beings. A number of languages emerged, died after some time along with them died the language of humanity too. In this society, seven billion or more people who are breathing the existing corruption, inequality, exploitation, harassment, and prejudice are striving to be free. It is time we learn this language because without them the culture of our nation blows up along with the people who live in it.