Education should unite not separate the nations. We learn history to know how stupidly we fought one another and not to repeat the same mistakes again.
A giant portrait of a child – intended to be seen by drone operators and US satellites monitoring the region – is unveiled on the ground in Pakistan in an attempt to “save innocent lives”.
In this undated handout photograph from the “Inside Out Project”, a poster bearing the image of a Pakistani girl whose parents, lawyers say, were killed in a drone strike, lies in a field at an undisclosed location in the northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. A group of artists in Pakistan is hoping to generate “empathy” among US drone operators by placing giant posters of children in the country’s troubled tribal regions.
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She started speaking…
Just like many lucky kids, I also can say proudly that my father is my hero. When does “a just another father” turns a hero? It does not demand any special cinematic scenes or a formidable villain to make our man a hero.
I started feeling a hero in my father when he took a stand against the most fearful character in my life. Well, that was the time I started going to school and that character is my teacher Stella, who used to give all the scary assignments on the 2 lined and 4 lined note. I compared that horror of writing 2-3 pages of homework to eating spinach. On Spinach’s case my mother takes the teacher’s place and always insist me to eat them complete. I had no choice because even my father supports her.
But the choice was with me, when it comes to my homeworks. I felt it so tough to complete 2-3 pages and submitted my half done assignments to Teacher-Stella. Gone the day one, day two of her advices and finally she called up my parents to complain against me.
It was the day my hero emerged. My father reached school and listened to the teacher’s complaints. He advised teacher-Stella that she should allow me some time to pick up writing speed and give less assignments. My father backed me. That angered her and she yelled at my dad that he was careless about his child’s future.
My father turned towards other kids and asked openly “Hey Kids, do you like homework?”. Even I didn’t expect that and we all kids remained silent. Of course, we were at our LKG and our teacher was standing just before us; how could we answer!
“Do not worry, Stella Miss won’t say anything, you can tell” my father insisted us to reply. I was the first girl to raise my hand and say “No”, then a few other kids joined me and then the entire class. I could still remember the reaction on teacher-Stella’s face.
My father smiled at her. She went on to advise him, “See, this is not the way, which kid like to do the homework. After all, it’s just 3 pages and takes 10 mins to complete. You should understand and do not encourage kids like this”.
He took my 4 lined note and the assignment “A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Cat” was still incomplete. He gave it to her and asked “Miss Stella are you right or left?”
“Right!” She replied with a question in her eyes.
“Fine, then, you take a pencil and try completing these 3 pages in 10 mins, but with your left hand” my father challenged her.
She smiled “Ha ha.. Are you kidding me?”
“No, I am serious, just take it easy. Try once” my father smiled back.
She tried as my father told and she started writing with her left hand. God! She wrote exactly same as how we used to write. The letters wobbled, there are waves and every letter was like Kurkure chips. We all laughed when my father shown it to us, so as the teacher-Stella. 🙂 She could not complete even a single page with neatness.
She needed no explanation that our tender fingers and her unpracticed left hand faced the same hurdles. My father won that day and homeworks were reduced. Not just alone for me, but for the entire kids.
That day he became my hero.
And today he has become a hero of this entire nation. I may not know what terrorism is all about, I am just a Sixth Class student giving this speech before you. But I am sure you all know what violence and terrorism is all about. I am sure about what a gun is, what a bomb is and what happens when it is fired. They tried to do the same on that school bus. Why they tried to kill school kids? I hope you can find any sense out of it, Can you? No? Right? Yes, I am also unable to find any justice in killing innocents.
My father was not a bomb squad expert. All he could do was to take that bomb and run as far as he could away from the school bus and kids. He did that so well. He saved everyone. But there was no Hero to save my father’s life from that bomb.
But I do have a message to the Terrorists “Thanks for making my Father a Hero in million of hearts, before he was a hero in just a single heart and I request you all terrorists to let my father be The Last Hero”.
Thank you all.
She completed addressing the crowd and the national media, filling millions of eyes with tears and gratitude. There she goes along with her mother to collect the Bravery Award for her Father and her Last Hero.
- Written by Din
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Have you ever felt what humanity is? Well we all do most of the times when we encounter War, Mass murders, Natural calamities, Deaths and what? “Sufferings”. Even by the time you finish watching the following 30 Pictures that shocked the world, you may feel Humane!
I Don’t know whether heaven exists, I don’t know about hell either. But I am sure we can create any one of the both right here on earth during our lives. We created more hell in the earth than the heavens.
Hope we realize to carry humanity all the time in our souls and try to be Humans!
SAY NO TO HATRED, SAY NO TO WARS!
SPREAD PEACE AND LOVE!
– Words by Din
Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death by Robert Capa
Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange
Taken by Dorothea Lange. Just Listen what He has to say about this picture, “I saw and approached the hungry and desperate mother, as if drawn by a magnet. I do not remember how I explained my presence or my camera to her, but I do remember she asked me no questions. I made five exposures, working closer and closer from the same direction. I did not ask her name or her history. She told me her age, that she was thirty-two. She said that they had been living on frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields, and birds that the children killed. She had just sold the tires from her car to buy food. There she sat in that lean-to tent with her children huddled around her, and seemed to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me. There was a sort of equality about it.”
Child Crawling by Kevin Carter
Taken by the award winning south african PhotoJounralist Kevin Carter. This Picture was taken at a local feeding center in Sudan. He was at the receiving end of harsh criticism’s for not helping the child.
He later commited suicide in great depression, his suicidal note read like ” I am depressed … without phone … money for rent … money for child support … money for debts … money!!! … I am haunted by the vivid memories of killings and corpses and anger and pain … of starving or wounded children, of trigger-happy madmen, often police, of killer executioners … I have gone to join Ken [recently deceased colleague Ken Oosterbroek] if I am that lucky.”
Napalam Girl by Nick Ut
Saigon Execution by Eddie Adams
9/11 The Falling Man by Richard Drew
Taken by Richard Drew, a Photojournlaist with assocaited press. During the september 11 attacks in newyork city. The jumper was never identified then. Many people were forced to jump out from the windows to avoid smoke and fire.
Defending the Barricade by Oded Balilty
Uganda by Mike Wells
The plight of Kosovo refugees by Carol Guzy
Kent State Massacre by John Filo
Hans Conrad Schumann jumping into West Berlin by Peter Leibing
Reflections on the Rwandan Genocide by James Nachtwey
Taken by James Natcheway. This Picture tells the genocide which took place in rwanda. This Hutu man was in one of those concentration camps who was brutally tortured. He then managed to survive once freed.
Allende’s Last Stand
Taken by Luis Orlando Lagos. This Picture shows Allende the democratic president of a state in Americas. At first the photographer remained anonymous. This was the last picture of Allende. He was believed to have commited suicide then.
White Colored by Elliott Erwitt
Bhopal Gas Tragedy by Raghu Rai
Taken by Raghu Rai, a Indian Photojournalist, who was asked to join by Henri-cartier-Bresson. This Picture was made on the Chemical Disaster in Bhopal during 1984. He even did exhibit the pictures to support the survivors of the disaster.
Biafra 1969 by Don Mccullin
Taken by Don McCullin. It was in Biafra, almost more than 3 years of war have ruined the lives of more than a million people . He was petrified in seeing the scene of more than 900 children living in a camp almost close to a point of death.
Torture and prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib
Burning Monk by Malcolm W. Browne
This Picture of a Monk Thich Quang Duc, who allegedly burnt himself down. It was due to the rising rivalry between catholics and buddhists in the vietnam. The Monk didnt even move, he remained absolutely still even while burning.
Lynching of young blacks by Lawrence H. Beitler
Federal Dead on the Field of Battle of First Day by Mathew Brady
Taken by Stuart Franklin of Magnum Photos, Tiananmen Square 1989
Civil rights movement firehose by Charles Moore
Breaker Boys by Lewis W. Hine
The Corpse of Che Guevara by Freddy Alborta
Taken by Freddy Alborta. The Man of revolutionaires “Che” Guevera. This picture has a striking similarity to the one of Jesus from the cross. This Picture also made the people to adopt the slogan “Che Lives”
La Jeune Fille a la Fleur by Marc Riboud
Earthquake in Sichuan by Mads Nissen
Wait for Me, Daddy by Claude P. Dettloff
Taken by Claude P. Dettloff. Titled as Wait for me Daddy, is more than an emotional statement on the conditions of war. This kid was seen running away from his mother to his father, Private Jack Bernard. This Picture was made to drive war bonding.
Fallen Soldiers in Wootton Bassett
Dr Fritz Klein is standing in a mass grave
This Famous Picture is of Dr.Fritz, standing in middle of a mass grave at the Concentration camp of Bergen – Belsen. This Doctors main duty was to send these prisoners to the gas chambers to be killed later.
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