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Tab Chuppi Todo…

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 5, 2017

Dear All,

I feel being silent sometimes is the best possible solution or say golden practice at times when an argument is going nowhere. But there are so many women who are suffering in silence. Please understand that remaining silent is not at all a solution of suffering.

I am posting a poem which is written by one of my loving junior Shweta from JNV Katihar, Bihar. The title of her poem “Chuppi Todo” encourages women to raise your voice against the violence.

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A Tribute To JNU’s Vidrohi!!!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 11, 2015

A poet who lived in a poem, stood for the people, the nature and their cause is no more!

vidrohi

For more than three decades, he lived under a tree, inside the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His ragged appearance, dirty clothes and frail body fooled many. But Ramshankar “Vidrohi” was no ordinary man. A poet and a cultural activist, Vidrohi was a regular at students’ movement inside and outside JNU; mostly seen speaking his mind through his Hindi and Awadhi poems. On Tuesday afternoon, he passed away.

Courtesy : After 30 years in JNU, poet and perennial protester ‘Vidrohi’ dies

Nitin Kumar Pamnani’s film on him titled ‘I am Your Poet’ won the Best Documentary Film (upto 40 minutes duration)

His poem on “Aurat”:

He was thoroughly irreverent, ready to cut down to size every form of power – be it the State, priests, or the gods, or death itself. This is what he said about his own death:

मैं भी मरूंगा
और भारत के भाग्य विधाता भी मरेंगे
लेकिन मैं चाहता हूं
कि पहले जन-गण-मन अधिनायक मरें
फिर भारत भाग्य विधाता मरें
फिर साधू के काका मरें
यानी सारे बड़े-बड़े लोग पहले मर लें
फिर मैं मरूं- आराम से
उधर चल कर वसंत ऋतु में
जब दानों में दूध और आमों में बौर आ जाता है
या फिर तब जब महुवा चूने लगता है
या फिर तब जब वनबेला फूलती है
नदी किनारे मेरी चिता दहक कर महके
और मित्र सब करें दिल्लगी
कि ये विद्रोही भी क्या तगड़ा कवि था
कि सारे बड़े-बड़े लोगों को मारकर तब मरा॥

I too will die, so will Bharat-Bhagya-Vidhata
Even Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayak has to die
But I wish Jana-Gana-Mana-Adhinayak dies first
Then Bharat-Bhagya-Vidhata dies
Then dies the uncle of saints
In other words I want everybody to die first
Then I die, there where spring grows, in peace
When milk sprouts from corn, mangoes bloom
Or when the Mahua oozes its ambrosia
And when the tendrils grow
Beside the river my pyre will glare fragrantly
And friends shall jest
How formidable a poet was Vidrohi
Who put everyone to death before he died.

© Translated by Manash Bhattacharjee  

Courtesy: Lal Salaam Comrade Vidrohi!

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“Farming – The Gandhian Way” : Mr. Bhaskar Save!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 30, 2014

Mr. Bhaskar Save, acclaimed ‘Gandhi of Natural Farming’, turned 92 on 27 January 2014, having inspired and mentored 3 generations of organic farmers. Indeed, his farm is a veritable food forest; a net supplier of water, energy and fertility to the local Eco-system, instead of a net consumer. His way of farming and teachings are rooted in a deep understanding of the symbiotic relationships in nature, which he is ever happy to explain in simple, down-to-earth idioms to anyone interested.  He has 14 acre orchard-farm “Kalpavruksha” is located on the Coastal highway near village Dehri, District Valsad, in southernmost coastal Gujarat, a few km north of the Maharashtra-Gujarat border.

As per him, the Principles of Farming in Harmony with Nature. “The four fundamental principles of natural farming are quite simple!” declares Mr. Bhaskar as mentioned below:

  • ‘All living creatures have an equal right to live’. To respect such right, farming must be non-violent.
  • Everything in Nature is useful and serves a purpose in the web of life.
  • Farming is a “Dharma“, a sacred path of serving Nature and fellow creatures; it must not degenerate into a pure ‘Dhandha‘ or money-oriented business. Short-sighted greed to earn more – ignoring Nature’s laws – is the root of the ever-mounting problems we face.
  • The principle of perennial fertility regeneration. It observes that we humans have a right only to the fruits and seeds of the crops we grow. These constitute 5 to 15 % of the plants’ biomass yield. The balance 85 to 95 % of the biomass, the crop residue, must go back to the soil to renew its fertility, either directly as mulch, or as the manure of farm animals. If this is religiously followed, nothing is needed from outside; the fertility of the land will not decline.

About twenty steps inside the gate of his farm is a sign that says: “Co-operation is the fundamental Law of Nature.

Well said that “Nature provides, we just need to co-operate with it!

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Watch this video, it will make you speechless!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on April 19, 2014

A short film on Edmund Thomas Clint was an Indian child prodigy who was born in the town of Kochi in Kerala. Even though he died at the age of 7, due to a kidney failure, he is known for having drawn more than 25,000 pictures  in just 2522 days that he lived.

Clint

Normally, it would take years of analytic study and training to draw such paintings. But Clint started drawing at 2 and had painted some of his best works by the time he died. It is documented that at the age of 5, he secured first place in a competition held for painters below the age of 18. Watch this video, you will be speechless.

 

God’s own child from God’s own Country!

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Principles or Rules?

Posted by Rewa Smriti on August 30, 2013

I found a nice video and thought of sharing it with you.

It depicts the correlation between principles and rules. My pick from the video is that both these go hand in hand, the only thing is, one needs to priorities them based on the existing circumstances. Please share your thoughts as well… 🙂

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Brutality lies in the eyes of men!!!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 19, 2012

Why women feel guilty and men just don’t care… That is ironical!

In every corner of India, it is absolute jokers who represent our society of onlookers.

Yes, we are a nation of onlookers. We talk big and make revolutionary statements “Enough is enough” but we never take action when it actually is required. We like to talk as it does not cost us anything, but we forget that somebody is paying a hard cost with life and dignity even without doing anything. Nobody thinks about the rape victims, what they go through when they are raped and what impact would be there on their lives after it. We conveniently show our middle finger and go on with true hibernation.  Aren’t we in real sense a nation of onlookers?

Why every time women are blamed of everything, be it clothes or behavior? Why don’t people look at the good values instilled in men, which make them worse than animals. Which society says that clothing controls values so much that a crime like rape becomes right? There is nothing wrong in the clothes that women choose to wear. As it is said – “Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder”, the same way- “Brutality also lies in the eyes of men, which just needs a prey to pounce on!

A tiger never hunts down a tiger, but a deer, which is considerably weak. There is no justification to the statement that women should change themselves or their sense of dressing, even if they do so, in no way it justifies that kids in the age group 2-5 years are also raped whereas nothing is being done to stop the rapist and change the values which says that we cannot change men’s temperament. For a proof of men’s brutality, do see the attached video.

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जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी ज़रा याद करो कुरबानी…

Posted by Rewa Smriti on August 15, 2012

ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगों तुम खूब लगा लो नारा
ये शुभ दिन है हम सब का लहरा लो तिरंगा प्यारा

पर मत भूलो सीमा पर वीरों ने है प्राण गँवाए
कुछ याद उन्हें भी कर लो जो लौट के घर ना आए
ऐ मेरे वतन के लोगों ज़रा आँख में भर लो पानी
जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी ज़रा याद करो कुरबानी

जब घायल हुआ हिमालय ख़तरे में पड़ी आज़ादी
जब तक थी साँस लड़े वो फिर अपनी लाश बिछा दी
संगीन पे धर कर माथा सो गए अमर बलिदानी
जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी ज़रा याद करो कुरबानी

जब देश में थी दीवाली वो खेल रहे थे होली
जब हम बैठे थे घरों में वो झेल रहे थे गोली
क्या लोग थे वो दीवाने क्या लोग थे वो अभिमानी
जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी ज़रा याद करो कुरबानी

कोई सिख कोई जाट मराठा कोई गुरखा कोई मदरासी
सरहद पर मरनेवाला हर वीर था भारतवासी
जो खून गिरा पर्वत पर वो खून था हिंदुस्तानी
जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी ज़रा याद करो कुरबानी

थी खून से लथ-पथ काया फिर भी बंदूक उठाके
दस-दस को एक ने मारा फिर गिर गए होश गँवा के
जब अंत-समय आया तो कह गए के अब मरते हैं
खुश रहना देश के प्यारों अब हम तो सफ़र करते हैं

थे धन्य जवान वो अपने
थी धन्य वो उनकी जवानी
जो शहीद हुए हैं उनकी ज़रा याद करो कुरबानी
जय हिंद जय हिंद की सेना
जय हिंद, जय हिंद, जय हिंद

– प्रदीप

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An Awakening Call…!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 23, 2012

The song is very touching, it makes you feel the pain of women and at the same time it gives women an encouragement and immense valor to face the world. As Shakespeare once said, “the better part of valor is discretion”.  Below is the Rupaiya song from the show Satyamev Jayate, along with the complete lyrics.

Babul pyare sajan sakha re
Suno meri maiyya
Bojh nahi main kisi ke sar ka
Naa majdhar mein naiyya
Patwar banoongi, leharon se ladungi
Arey mujhe kya bechega rupaiya
Ho arey mujhe kya bechega rupaiya

Kal baba ki ungli thaame chali thi
Kal baba ki lathi bhi bann jaaungi
Amma tere gharonde ki chidiya hoon main
Dana lekar hi ghar wapas aaungi

Jiski fitrat mein ghairat samaayi nahi
Jisko daulat se jyada main bhaayi nahi
Aise shaadi ki mujhko zaroorat nahi
Naa kehne ka sunlo muhurat yahi
Akeli chalungi, Kismat se milungi
Arey mujhe kya bechega rupaiya
Ho arey mujhe kya bechega rupaiya
Ho ho ho..
Dil se dil ke taar toh jude nahi
Do rasmon pe daulat ye kaahe bahe
Hum toh pyaar ki khwahish mein rishte bune
Do rishton mein lalach hum kaahe sahe
Kya shaadi ke aage zindagi hi nahi
Jo shaadi hisaabo ki keval hai
Aise saajan ki mujhko zaroorat nahi
Naa kehne ka sunlo muhurat yahi

Subahon si khilungi, Ratiya si bharungi
Arey mujhe kya bechega rupaiya
Ho arey mujhe kya bechega rupaiya
Ho ho ho…

No man is rich enough to buy your free will and dignity. This show is indeed an eye opener for those who in spite of having eyes, do not want to use them and are still struggling to accept the immenseness of women. For centuries, enough time is taken to think of the change, now it is the time to take action and implement it, till it becomes too late.

“Time enough to think of the future when you haven’t any future to think of” ~ George Barnard Shaw

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Leading the society barefooted!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on February 5, 2012

Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy left his privileged, highly-educated family and went to dig wells in the villages of India. He says that he was exposed to the knowledge and most extraordinary skills that the poor possess in the villages only.

Some outstanding points from his talk:

  • Who is professional? “A professional is someone who is a combination of competence, confidence and belief. What to define as a professional? A tradition midwife is a professional. A traditional bone setter is a professional.” Roy explained.
  • If you ask any solar engineer in the world, ‘Can anyone make this in a village?’ They say it’s technically impossible. And if I say a grandmother is making it who is illiterate, he can’t believe it, it’s beyond his comprehension,” says Roy.
  • He says, “Men are un-trainable. Men are restless, men are ambitious, Men are compulsively mobile and men all want a certificate”. Why? Because, “they want to leave the village and go to city looking for a job.
  • And when he talks about the illiterate women, he says, women are much more intelligent than men. These women know more about practical installation, fabrication, repair and maintenance than any paper qualified certified solar engineer after five years study,” Roy said proudly.
  • How to train these illiterate women? His answer is “SIGN” language!
  • “You don’t have to look for solutions from outside,” he urged. “Look for solutions within and listen to people, they have the solution in front you. The all over the world, don’t even worry, don’t listen World Bank, Listen to the people on the ground”.
  • Gandhi coming back to his mind and he ended up with a quotation of Mahatma Gandhi: “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you and then you win.”

All I can say is that Mr. Bunker Roy gives us the tool to help ourselves. All we need is the determination, clarity and commitment. We can then motivate the common people of the society and change it from a self-centered one to a people-oriented one.

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Fighting to be fit!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on October 31, 2011

One of my friend sent same video to few people. He received some reply from some of them, which I am quoting below.

Music is good and bahut boring hai. kya kya dalte ho, pagal ho gaye kya?

To begin, I must say that to understand this particular video, “you don’t need to have an intellectual brain or any academic qualification, but you definitely need to have a heart to hold close to your brain!” He replies, “aur yehan pe bahut logo ke paas ye nahi hai, isliye sirf video se kuch nahi hoga, unko kuch samjhana bhi padta hai, usko realize karana bhi padata hai”, so he insisted me to write something instead of putting video only. Yea, indeed, he is right! As I have mentioned in one of my previous posts that, “one can be literate but not educated or one can be educated though not literate!

Well, coming to the video. The video is naturally expressed by saying something like “Fighting to be fit”, is just opposite of Darwin’s theory “survival of the fittest”, which is fatally flawed. This video of tribal people leaves unforgettable marks on me. I am so disappointed. Taking one long breath, I began to realize that “it is not development but it is destruction” and things are just different now. It is a feeling of being scared and with a bit of sorrow mixed in.  My true self comes out and it makes me feel a bit nervous. I feel fortunate at the same time that I have grown up in a rural area, therefore, I am able to realize their pain.

However, I admit that I don’t understand many things. What I see around me and what kind of way I live in comparison with them, is totally different. Not only that, I see, how they live, how poor they live, how much pain they have, but all staying together, they still smile, they still love, they are still happy, and they don’t want to leave such beautiful place, they still want to save our root, our village.

No – what bothers me instead is that, they are always systematically crushed for their courage and honesty. I can’t help but think that the more one stresses over ‘knowing’ what ‘situation‘ is, that obviously makes me uncomfortable. I feel, our lives are so different right now and will continue to be on different ways indefinitely. You can’t just target growth. A lot of people are losing homes and I think they have an agenda, they want to make us listen to them.

Now that’s tough! I understand, an elite group often find it difficult to understand. (You are in your branded T-shirt with vodka and bisleri bottles! and you are listening a rock star Bryan Adams, that’s Heavens!?)🙂 Yet, such people are none lesser than an angrej, who used to think about Indian in same way like a literate ‘shahari babu’ who love materialistic world which is not having life, using people and nature which has life and thinks about villagers “a village of muddy uneducated uncivilized people who need to be educated!”.

Truth be told, I sometimes feel, I am ‘a product of globalization’. Don’t you think so? I am not against globalization. Neither I am saying that the whole mess is from globalization, nor I am out of it. It’s not that we can stop it but it’s like we have to go hand in hand together. I know well that it is not stoppable. It’s like fighting against wind so we have to accept it but not to extreme extent. Moreover, these days, due to global warming, climate changing rapidly and the graph of agriculture productivity has gone downwards. They are facing the problem with rain waterfall. Who cares?

I have heard from people saying, “gaon ke log hote hi aise hain“. They grow up playing in mud with friends, frogs, and cow, and connected to harmony in nature. Is that strange? Or, they don’t bother about mosquitoes? Is that weird? I would say, they are hundred time much better than such elite people who think “gaon ke log ganwar hote hain” and there is nothing ‘pagalpan’ in this video. The unacknowledged villagers are greater than great. Please, don’t ever try to “underestimate the power” of our sensible villagers!

Their demands are very less but we never see them. We never realize how they travel from a playground to a school. You know…Village is like our backbone and how could one stand without it? If someone thinks that ignoring the backbone, one can reach to the other planet or achieve anything he/she wants….then please go ahead, you may go to second or third planet…but let us not make this planet spineless. This is the only good planet we know of, so let’s not ruin it in our lifetime, please!

 
समर शेष है, नहीं पाप का भागी केवल व्याध,
जो तटस्थ हैं, समय लिखेगा उनके भी अपराध!
~रामधारी सिंह दिनकर

Thank you Shanta for sending this video.

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