Little bit of everything!

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– What am I good at? 
– Quite a few things, actually. 
– What I am best at?
– Well, nothing in particular. 
The above two questions would bother me quite so often – especially when I see all these beautifully talented people around me. And anytime I would ponder over these two questions, I would get those exact answers everytime.
Sometimes it makes me sad, but then more so than often I don’t actually mind being just another average human being who’s good at quite a few things.
I have been classified into a lot of different categories by people but when in reality I never solely fit into any category because. . Well, I am what I like to describe as, ‘sugar and spice and everything nice!’
Sugar and spice don’t exactly go together but then again, they do!! Don’t they?? 

I am tough and sensitive. I am deep and light-hearted. I am serious and funny. I am loud and quite. I am confident and humble. I got a smart mouth and a cheap sense of humour. I am specific and easy-going.

I am a contradiction. I am a little bit of everything. 
And I am only getting started! 

Written by Kasturi Sharma

Dream like your life depends on it..

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Photo by Bethany Legg

Sometimes external situations in life may push you to pick up a job that you dont enjoy or it will push you to take risk, be creative, innovative and do the things you always wanted to do and earn your living from it.

But, why wait for external situations in life to decide your destiny? Ya, I understand- fear of failure, people’s judging opinions are all part of not having confidence to take the risk and doing something that you love. Irony is that people will judge you anyways, then why not do the things you love and then allow people to judge you and make opinions about you…

Photo by Jordan Whitfield

Let me help you out, just answer these two questions to yourself.

1. What do you really enjoy doing and you won’t mind doing it for the rest of your life?

2. What is the only job you would do if your life depended on it?

Paul Fernandes

From Mom’s Nose Pin to Brother’s Gym: How at the age of 9 I realised that gender is fluid, Aishwarya

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“Rahul, Raj, Govindda, Ajay…..” the audience blabbers as they were asked to guess the host of OBR (One Billion Rising is a global movement, founded by Eve Ensler, to end rape and sexual violence against women (onebillionrising.org)

“It is Aishwarya”, says the host finally.

“My name is Aishwarya and I was born a girl.”

I am a 17 year old student and at the age of 9 started applying the concept of gender fluidity. It started when my mom and dad separated, and my dad was fed up of tying up my waist long hair, hence, got it cut short. I was told by many that it suited me, and that I was looking cute. That was the reason I didn’t return to my long hair, but this of course is not the reason that I am identified as a boy. I have an elder brother and sister and since childhood my brother was allowed to go out, be it day or night, was allowed to hangout with his friends, and take all serious decisions and responsibilities of the house, this used to confuse and annoy me because I too was a human and I used to wonder why was I treated unequally. That time I didn’t know anything about gender equality, or that women were equal before law, I became sensitised only after 6 years when I joined NINEISMINE (http://www.nineismine.in)at the age of 14.

Although I was being treated equal as my brother, by her father, I was sent for grocery shopping or any other important work in the absence of my brother; I was given a phone before my elder sister. Although it made me happy but it also made me realise the level of discrimination in our Indian families and I started fighting for my sister’s rights with my father, and now all the three children of my family are treated equally.

When I got opportunity to speak in public, I spoke on gender equality, and everybody used to think that I am a boy because of my attire, my voice and my built which I had due to the gym, and once I tell them my name the hall used to echo with applause.

Now, everyone refers to me as beta(son), bhai(brother) and my sister looks up to me, as the so called protector, rather than my brother. I know this concept of protector too needs to be eliminated and that’s my vision: I want to become a professional dancer, and by being be the real me on private and public platforms, I know I am fighting gender stereotypes and inequality.

Now that I recall the times I used to apply my mother’s lipstick I laugh, and continue doing my dumbbells. There are lot of people who come to me and say that they want to be just like me and have the same courage. You know what? I am going to fight for all of these people.

My family, friends, neighbours, teachers all have accepted me like I am, and why shouldn’t they?
I am just another human.

Equal Status for Women. By Abhishek Kshirsargar.

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image  St. Xavier’s High School and Jr. College, Panchgani.

 Equal Status for Women.

          Women are one of the pillars who are important to continue the human race on this planet. They must be treated equally. If we do not treat them well, it is equivalent to committing a sin. During the old Indus Valley civilization women enjoyed equal status as those of men. Then why is there no equal status for women in modern time?

         Most men think that women exist to satisfy them. This concept is totally wrong. Even the ‘Holy Bible’ says- Eve was created by God to give company to Adam. Many women around the world are not paid well nor respected. Each and every girl wishes that when they grow they want to be great, but most of their dreams are shattered due to unequal status in our modern world.

       Why do women struggle to have an equal status, even after the declaration of human rights? Human Rights means the basic rights and freedom to which all human beings are entitled to as members of a civilized society.

      Now it is our responsibility to make this into a reality. I am willing to put my effort. What about you?