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Speech on Peace and Violence

PEACE AND VIOLENCE

Respected and distinguished guests and all my dear friends, today I’m going to talk about Peace, something which we so long for all our lives, and work so hard to attain the inner bliss and calmness. In fact, our very existence is defined and driven by that perpetual desire to attain the feeling of tranquility and composure.

But ask yourselves, could you ever experience a sense of assuredness if someone around is constantly suffering and is in mind numbing agony, would you really believe that amity and pacifism exist in the current scenario full of conflict and discord? No, right?

You don’t really have to look very far to understand what I’m trying to implicate, just look at your surroundings, remember those shrill sounds coming from your next door flat, those eerie sobbing sounds, muffled yet shouting out loudly about the raging domestic violence

Doesn’t it make you think that the very idea of Peace in the current context is a mere illusion and nothing more?

Think about those parents who are mistreated by their children, raged upon, abused and left to fend for themselves

I would like to reiterate this point very strongly that there can be no peace until and unless the people in our society and respected and cared for by others, be it the youth, the middle-aged people or are elderly. We are all slaves of the injustice until everyone is free.

It immensely grieves my heart when I see young, well-to-do people shutting out their homes for their parents and sending them off to old age homes. How could you even do this to those who brought you to life and nurtured you and stood by you through every thick and thin.

You’ll be surprised to know that 70% of women in some countries face physical and or sexual violence in their life , and 11-83% of older people in almost 15 countries have been subjected to a variety of types of abuse

The violence against our own brethren has tremendous cost to communities, nations and societies for public wellbeing, health and safety and also for productivity and law enforcement.

The prosperity of a nation is directly proportional to the happiness index of its population. Absence of happiness and peace on the other hand leads to depression and sometimes people themselves become victims or abusers. Henceforth, creating a dearth of a neutral and amiable environment.

We must bring forth innovative and stringent ways to deal with perpetrators and provide justice to the victims. Some studies have shown that bringing together the victims to discuss issues of violence and to be able sensitize towards others has made them feel different. They become more involved and feel free to give suggestions on how to reduce violence.

Government and schools, as a must, must leave no stone unturned to lay the foundation for respect and equality by inculcating values of civility towards the other gender. The following four P’s of action plan are a must for sustaining justice

Protection of Human Rights

Prosecution of offenders

Prevention of violence

Provision of services to survivors

At last, as a conclusion I suppose the least we can do is bestow love and respect on our fellow human beings without any discrimination linked to cast, race, gender or religion and bring about a real change and peace to this world.

Deeksha Baluja

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Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

The Darker Side Of Me

                              Things that are unexplainable , inexplicable ,
The side behind the sheen and distortion .

Something behind the mirage you create,
In the world you live,  you so strive to survive.


The farce you put up , feign calmness you show ,
for putting those prying and officious  eyes to rest.

A face , the real one, behind the fake one,
A life I have been living , A life I have been dreading.

-Deeksha Baluja


 
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Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Grief and Anger

Grief and Anger are each other’s complement,

They rise out from melancholy and resentment .

Grief makes one depressed and sad,

Anger makes one go mad.

Grief and Anger destroys one’s calm and coolness,

So  its one’s folly to assume an attitude awash with  foolishness .

Grief and Anger makes a person to lose control over his brain ,

All his consciousness and understanding go down the drain.

Grief and Anger makes one feel tense and  lonely ,

He remains restricted and  confined to himself only.

Grief and Anger leaves  a person to strain  and strive ,

They make a person’s life like a car with failed brakes while on a terribly long drive.

Grief and Anger makes one so helpless , one wonders how to survive ,

They make your life a cryptic maze ,  neither to which you find clues nor a way out anyhow improvised.

-Deeksha Baluja

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

LOST SOUL

My existence is entangled the cobwebs of nonnebulous ,

It sears through the mechanical and  desultory  rituals ad nauseam.

It seems as if I’m living through something so fallacious , it hardly seems to exist ,

What appears out at the front is starkingly contrasting to the murky truths deep within.

I strive so hard , so  painstakingly , to acquire what my being desires ,

Retrospectively deliberating , it dawns upon me I’m rot off my innocence to propensity  of my desires.

Hanging upside down in a limbo , I see my tenebrous conjectures obscured ,

No truth no lies, dreariness ubiquitously and nothing procured.

The very fabric of our world strewn and befuddled with terrorism and hypocrisy , found on baseless beliefs ,

Even if I get to be part of this never ceasing deceptiveness, I wonder what good I would gain.

Relationships that are supposed to be a bundle of joys , strangle me and hold me down ,

Encircle me in their depressing confinements, yearning for a few precious moments of peace.

I find myself lurking in the obsidian depths of the world , wandering through the paths of ceaseless drowning,

 I don’t feel the absence of my lost soul anymore , perhaps because I’ll never find it. 

-Deeksha Baluja


 
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Posted by on May 4, 2019 in Uncategorized

 

Koi Umeed Bar Nhi Aati – Ghalib

Koi umeed bar nahin aati
koi soorat nazar nahin aati

maut ka ek din mu’ayyan hai
neend kyon raat bhar nahin aati?

aage aati thi haal-e-dil pe hansee
ab kisi baat par nahin aati

jaanta hoon sawaab-e-taa’at-o-zahad
par tabeeyat idhar nahin aati

hai kuch aisi hi baat jo chup hoon
warna kya baat kar nahin aati?

kyon na cheekhoon ki yaad karate hain
Meri awaaz gar nahin aati.

daagh-e-dil gar nazar nahin aata
boo bhee ‘ei chaaraagar ! nahin aati

hum wahaan hain jahaan se humko bhi
kuch hamari khabar naheen aati

marte hain aarzoo mein marne ki
maut aati hai par nahin aati

kaaba’a kis munh se jaaoge ‘Ghalib’
sharm tumko magar nahin aati

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2017 in Uncategorized

 
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Words – Inexhaustible Source of Magic

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Posted by on February 27, 2017 in Harry Potter, Uncategorized

 

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The Road Not Taken – Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

 
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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Cleanliness

via Daily Prompt: Clean

In not so many words , Cleanliness amounts to a paramount importance in every aspect of our life.

A clean body and a clean mind make us feel healthy and cheerful.

Our clean surroundings let us wander in moments of peace , rather than worrying about the incessant stinking smell.

Clean  and error less work at the job makes us satisfied and ensures increments in the salary.

A clean accounting system and balance sheet of the companies makes it trustworthy to its employees and shareholders.

So you see, CLEAN matters a lot.

 

 

 

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Life – A wonder

I wander and wander in the depths of this wonder ,

Where life shines and withers amidst the perpetual thunder,

We keep going on through the realms of endless blunder ,

To unknown destinations and beautiful  meanders

 

 

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

16 by 6 brother, and under we go

“I am that lost, oh, who will find me

deep down below the old beech tree?

Help succour me now the east winds blow, 16 by 6

brother, and under we go”

“Without your love he’ll be gone before.

Save pity for strangers, show love the door.

My soul seek the shade of my willow’s bloom

inside, brother mine, let death make a room”

“Be not afraid to walk in the shade.

Save one, save all, come try!

My steps, five by seven, life is closer to heaven

Look down, with dark gaze, from on high”

“Before he was gone, right back over my hill

who now will find him?

why, nobody will, Doom, shall I bring him that I am Queen

Lost forever, 9 by 19.”

 
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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

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