Documentary : Child Rearing Parenting Taboo

In China, selected children are taken away to the state-run boarding school at the tender age of three and a half years. Know about children raised in Tihar Jail, India. Meet Rohit who was brought up in the prison for 5 years. Would you let your children smoke at 6? If you live as an Indonesian tribe it is possible.

Know : Commuting Dangerously @ 1500 feet Everyday

If you think your commute is stressful, you really need to take a look at this remote village in China. Both adults and children of Yushan take a villager-made cable car to and from work and school. At one 1 kilometer long and over 1,500 feet above the ground, this cable car system makes whatever you take to get around look like a sports car. This is all before you factor in how the cable cars don’t provide any sort of warmth or shelter.

  • Yushan village in China’s Hefeng county built cable car two decades ago
  • Now it carries people and supplies daily saving grueling trip down valley
  • Allows children to go to school and adults to commute to work
  • Cables strung between two cliff faces and no accidents reported so far

Yushan (1) Yushan (2) Yushan (3) Yushan (4) Yushan (5)


Courtesy and Source :  DailyMail

Perspective : How Women should be dressed?

Feminists

This is not a moral policing article 🙂 however may give you an unbiased perspective about dress codes in a simple way.

One can wear any dress as they prefer. However, every individual should understand the term social etiquette according to the civilization where they are and act accordingly.

When I was a kid, I saw an old man who got into a bus wearing only a Langoti, he was a village man. Everyone yelled him and the conductor pushed that poor man literally out of the bus. I felt so sad and bad about the people’s behaviour.

I wonder how this trendy world would react if they see such a man or a man with no shirt on a city road, now? This is the social etiquette I am trying to convey. As a society, we expect something from individuals, and they are expected to follow it.

And feminism!! that is just hyped term. Women who want to be free are still free and they achieve whatever they want and wear whatever they wish, without any hurdle. Only those who want the society to accept their way of thinking always speak, “feminism!, feminism!”

Freedom is taken not given.  Take your freedom, but realize the fact that every freedom has a limit, which is something the individual need to decide in accordance with the civilization where he/she lives. Adjust to your society or be bold enough to face criticism and stand out confidently! Nothing is wrong or right, only it is a matter of acceptance of the majority.

- Din

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SAVE : Thousands of Buffaloes Killed Brutally!!!

Nepal

This is a ritual that is happening in Nepal. Day one they have slaughtered 5000 Buffaloes, which worshippers believe will bring good luck. and the numbers may increase in day two and the last day – according to Times of India.

Gadhimai festival is a month-long Hindu festival that is held every 5 years at the Gadhimai temple of Bariyarpur, inBara District, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the capital Kathmandu in southern Nepal, near the Indo-Nepal border.The event involves the world’s second largest sacrificial slaughter of animals after Hajj (but third largest in terms of number of animals consumed after Thanksgiving and Eid al-Fitr) including water buffaloes, pigs, goats, chicken, rats, and pigeons – with the goal of pleasing Gadhimai, the goddess of power.

The festival has prompted numerous protests by animal rights activists and Nepalese Hindus from Hill region. In 2009 activists made several attempts to stop the ritual, including Brigitte Bardot and Maneka Gandhi, who wrote to the Nepalese government asking them to stop the killings. A government official commented that they would not “interfere in the centuries-old tradition of the Madheshi people.” Ram Bahadur Bomjon, claimed by some of his supporters to be the reincarnation of the Buddha, said that he would attempt to stop the sacrifice at the festival, preaching non-violence and offering a blessing at the place.His promise prompted the government to send additional forces to prevent any incident.

After the festival, the meat, bones and hides of the animals are sold to companies in India and Nepal.

Because the men who take on the role of killing the animals are largely unskilled in the ways of humane slaughter there is a concern that the animals are suffering needlessly, and dying slow and painful deaths.

The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs has directed the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh to monitor and make sure no animals get to Nepal for the festival.

Actress Joanna Lumley of United Kingdom urged to stop the mass killings of animals in Gadhimai festival urging Madheshi leader and bordering Indians to stop this savagery.

– Wikipedia

I am deeply hurt to know such barbaric practise exists among humans. Wonder is there any Blue cross or Animal Rights group exists in Nepal! Why no one is caring for the animals?

We request you to share this across, especially with people who can stop such idiotic traditions and save those animals. Please do something.

Know : History of Friendship Day

Please be there for your friends when they need you, some may ask, some may not. The day when you stand for each other is the true friendship day! – Din

Friendship dayInitially created by the greeting card industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia.

Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, intended to be 2 August and a day when people celebrated their friendships by sending cards. The second of August was chosen as the centre of the largest lull between holiday celebrations. Friendship Day was promoted by the greeting card National Association during the 1920s but met with consumer resistance – given that it was too obviously a commercial gimmick to promote greetings cards. By the 1940s the number of Friendship Day cards available in the US had dwindled and the holiday largely died out there. There is no evidence to date for its uptake in Europe; however, it has been kept alive and revitalised in Asia, where several countries have adopted it.

In honor of Friendship Day in 1998, Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The event was co-sponsored by the U.N. Department of Public Information and Disney Enterprises, and was co-hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford.

Some friends acknowledge each other with exchanges of gifts and cards on this day. Friendship bands are very popular in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and parts of South America. With the advent of social networking sites, Friendship Day is also being celebrated online. The commercialization of the Friendship Day celebrations has led to some dismissing it as a “marketing gimmick”. But nowadays it is celebrated on the first Sunday of August rather than 30 July. However, on 27 July 2011 the 65th Session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 30 July as “International Day of Friendship”.

The idea of a World Friendship Day was first proposed on 20 July 1958 by Dr. Artemio Bracho during a dinner with friends in Puerto Pinasco, a town on the River Paraguay about 200 miles north of Asuncion, Paraguay.

Out of this humble meeting of friends, the World Friendship Crusade was born. The World Friendship Crusade is a foundation that promotes friendship and fellowship among all human beings, regardless of race, color or religion. Since then, 30 July has been faithfully celebrated as Friendship Day in Paraguay every year and has also been adopted by several other countries.

The World Friendship Crusade has lobbied the United Nations for many years to recognise 30 July as World Friendship Day and finally on 20 May, General Assembly of the United Nations decided to designate 30 July as the International Day of Friendship; and to invite all Member States to observe the International Day of Friendship in accordance with the culture and customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.


Courtesy : Wikipedia


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