“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”– Unknown
“Happiness is the art of never holding in your mind the memory of any unpleasant thing that has passed.”– Unknown
Long, long ago, there lived three friends in a jungle. They were-a deer, a crow and a mouse. They used to share their meals together.
One day, a turtle came to them and said, “I also want to join your company and become your friend. I’m all alone. ”
“You’re most welcome,” said the crow. “But what about your personal safety. There are many hunters around. They visit this jungle regularly. Suppose, a hunter comes, how will you save yourself?”
“That is the reason why I want to join your group,” said the turtle
No sooner had they talked about it than a hunter appeared on the scene. Seeing the hunter, the deer darted away; the crow flew in the sky and the mouse ran into a hole. The turtle tried to crawl away fast, but he was caught by the hunter. The hunter tied him up in the net. He was sad to lose the deer. But he thought, it was better to feast on the turtle rather than to go hungry.
The turtle’s three friends became much worried to see his friend trapped by the hunter. They sat together to think of some plan to free his friend from the hunter’s snare.
The crow then flew high up in the sky and spotted the hunter walking along the river bank. As per the plan the deer ran ahead of the hunter unnoticed and lay on the hunter’s path as if dead.
The hunter saw the deer from a distance, lying on the ground. He was very happy to have found it again. “Now I’ll have a good feast on it and sell its beautiful skin in the market,” thought the hunter to himself. He put down the turtle on to the ground and ran to pick up the deer.
In the meantime, as planned, the rat gnawed through the net and freed the turtle. The turtle hurriedly crawled away into the river water.
Unaware of the plot of these friends, the hunter went to fetch the dear for its tasty flesh and beautiful skin. But, what he saw with his mouth agape was that, when he reached near, the deer suddenly sprang up to its feet and darted away in the jungle. Before he could understand anything, the deer had disappeared.
Dejected, the hunter turned back to collect the turtle he had left behind on the ground in the snare. But he was shocked to see the snare lying nibbled at and the turtle missing. For a moment, the hunter thought that he was dreaming. But the damaged snare lying on the ground was proof enough to confirm that he was very much awake and he was compelled to believe that some miracle had taken place.
The hunter got frightened on account of these happenings and ran out of the jungle.
The four friends once again started living happily.
A nurse from KEM Hospital in Mumbai was from a small town in Karnataka. She was engaged to be married to a Doctor from the same hospital. She died on May 18th 2015 at the age of 66 from pneumonia, after being in a vegetative state for 42 years.
Her story came into light after a journalist Pinki Virani had applied for euthanasia on her behalf. The plea was rejected but she was allowed passive euthanasia.
At the age of 24, Aruna was sexually assaulted by a ward boy that left her in vegetative state.
The criminal Sohanlal Bharatha Valmiki, 28 at the time attacked Aruna and strangled her with a dog chain in a manner that cut off the oxygen supply to vital parts of her brain, he then proceeded to brutally rape her.
He was charged with assault and attempt to murder and served only 7 years in jail. He was never charged with rape. Only God know why? Anyways that charge would have also not made much of difference to his jail time.
The real punishment was given to Aruna; 42 years in vegetative state, no justice, and no report on the so called fiancé either.
As a woman, I cannot imagine what all she has missed in her life. Not being aware of sunshine or sunset. Not enjoying the rain. Not eating your favourite food, not meeting your friends and family. It is just unfair, outright unfair.
What should be the punishment for taking away somebody’s soul? I guess there is none.
Sohanlal, moved back to his village in U.P. Living with his family. A wife, 2 sons (both married). This makes me laugh! How are they living with this man? I really want to ask that woman who calls herself his wife.
Do you let him touch you after knowing that he raped (had anal sex) with a girl and tried to kill her?
Did you think your sons will become like him?
Did you want that? Are you a secret psychopath?
Because I could never do that. If my man did something like this. I would kill him and hand myself over to the police.
It is women like her who give men like Sohanlal guts to commit such crimes. He apparently says that he did not rape her, there was a fight and it got out of control. Hahahaha! No words, no words for such a loser.
I appreciate the hospital that took care of her. I wonder where the fiancé guy went. Married to somebody else huh! Did he try to fight for her? I wonder. I wonder what if I was in her place. I would have wanted my fiancé to at least raise his voice when I lost mine.
I have no faith in our judicial system of course. But, I have faith in God; I can only pray no Aruna Shanbaug is created again. No woman is created again. Who gets mistreated for pleasure!
Holding your hand, answering your questions
Smiling at your curses, wiping your tears
Building your hope, protecting you
Teaching you faith, he is always there with you
And all he wants is love, For you to love yourself
He is within you, Love the Almighty, he will never leave you!!!
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
― Robert Frost
Ivan Dmitrich Aksionov is a merchant living in a town in Russia, Vladimir. Although Aksionov is prone to drinking, he is not violent, and he is responsible and well-liked by people that know him. One day he decides to go to a fair as a business venture, but his wife pleads for him not to go because of a nightmare she had the previous night. Aksionov doesn’t consider his wife’s dream and leaves for the fair.
Aksionov meets another merchant on his way, and the two decide to travel together. They check into an inn and have a good time drinking, and then they retire separately. Aksionov wakes early in the next morning to get to the fair and leaves without the other merchant. Not far down the road, Aksionov is stopped by some policemen. They explain a merchant was just murdered and robbed, and then they search Aksionov’s bag. They find a bloody knife, and despite Aksionov’s claims that he is not the murderer, he is sentenced and sent to Siberia. After his trial flogging, his wife can finally visit him, and she sees that Aksionov’s hair has begun to go gray from the stress.
Aksionov spends twenty-six years in Siberia, and, resigned to his fate, he dedicates his life to God. He becomes a mediator of sorts in the prison, and he is well respected by the other prisoners and also guards alike. One day some new prisoners, one of them being Makar Semyonich, are transferred to the prison. After overhearing several conversations, Aksionov is convinced that Makar Semyonich is the man who committed the murder for which Aksionov was blamed.
One day the guards notice that someone had been strewing dirt around the grounds, and they search the prison and find a tunnel. Aksionov had found out earlier that it was Makar Semyonich that was digging the hole, but after being questioned by the police, Aksionov declares that it is not his place to speak about the matter. Makar Semyonich approaches Aksionov later that day in a terrible state, and he eventually admits to Aksionov that it was he who killed the merchant. Aksionov forgives Semyonich, and he feels as if a terrible weight had been lifted. Makar Semyonich confesses to the authorities and the process for Aksionov to be cleared is begun. Unfortunately, Aksionov dies before he can reach home, but he dies in peace.
P.S: This beautiful story by Leo Tolstoy, brings out the importance of faith and patience in God.
It’s a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.Roald Dahl
She was beautiful girl, who wanted to become an IPS officer. Getting trained at NCC (National Cadets Corp) she went along with her life. Little did she know that all of it is going to change.
Sonali Mukerjee a young girl from Dhanbad had applied for euthanasia. Euthanasia is a plea submitted to the court to allow mercy killing or legalised suicide. Why did she do that?
Because, she suffered for more than 9 years for a punishment; a crime of being a girl with dreams.
She is an acid attack survivor.
3 men ; Tapas Mitra, Sanjay Paswan and Bhrahmadev Hajra would stalk this young girl. Tapas Mitra was apparently in love with her and wanted to possess her. She said no to his proposal. Because she wanted to make something of her life and not get married to a random stalker.
His response was that she is full of attitude and that he will teach her a lesson.
On 22nd April 2003 she and her sister were sleeping on the roof of their house, when she was attacked. She was immediately rushed to the hospital and her sister was also injured.
The acid had burned her face and neck and upper parts of her body. This started the years of ordeal for her. She was hospitalized for 9 years and her family spent their entire fortune trying to save her.
The attackers were arrested but were released out on bail in 3 months. They are all happy in their lives. Where in the girl barely managed to survive. She and her family appealed to the court a several times but no action was taken. Then when she applied for euthanasia she was noticed. This horrible incident got media coverage and she got a little support from people other than her family.
She is married now. I am sure she is still trying to heal internally and externally. She was on Kaun Banaga Crorepati with Lara Dutta and won 25 lakhs.
But what about those men? What about the law in India? So as I understand you can attempt to murder and disfigure somebody for life and all you get is 3 months in jail. That is a pretty good deal.
How the law changed? Oh! Very simple just regulate the sales of acid. The buyer needs to provide an ID proof for buying the acid. This is what the Indian Penal Code says:
“326A: Whoever causes permanent or partial damage or deformity to, or burns or maims or disfigures or disables, any part or parts of the body of a person or causes grievous hurt by throwing acid on or by administering acid to that person, or by using any other means with the intention of causing or with the knowledge that he is likely to cause such injury or hurt, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which shall not be less than ten years but which may extend to imprisonment for life, and with fine:
Provided that such fine shall be just and reasonable to meet the medical expenses of the treatment of the victim:
Provided further that any fine imposed under this section shall be paid to the victim.
Explanation 1.- For the purposes of ….. this section, “acid” includes any substance which has acidic or corrosive character or burning nature, that is capable of causing bodily injury leading to scars or disfigurement or temporary or permanent disability.
Explanation 2.- For the purposes of ….. this section, permanent or partial damage or deformity shall not be required to be irreversible.’.”
I am at loss for words. Do they not understand what the victim goes through? Are they completely oblivious to pain and suffering? I wish the law could just rule: Hanged until death! (Hey Kanahiya, protest now!)
Also a question to mothers of sons! How do you feel when your son is charged with acid attacked or molestation or rape?
Proud I guess, because if I were you I would have killed him and happily would have taken “Hanged until death”
Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. — Harvey Fierstein
Do not be afraid to stand alone……