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18–24 May 2012 RNI No. HARENG/2011/39319 Vol. 1 No. 39  Pages 24  ` 7 W P3 {Inside} Sector Watch T his week we feature Sector 9 A and Uniworld Garden - the problems, the failed promises, and the possible way out. 8 Mayfield Mayhem I n what may turn out an interesting precedent, HUDA has been tasked with taking care of Mayfield Gardens – a 300 + acre township, where the licences of the original private builders (a consortium) have been cancelled. ...Pg 9 Aura Healing A unique therapy, for a halo effect ! You can practice aura cleansing on your own too. ...Pg 15 The Children’s Room E nsure that your child’s room is set up with natural advantage, with the help of Vaastu. ...Pg 20 Now, The Human Toll hat could drive a person, a young one at that, to take his/her own life? Gurgaon today is a land of opportunity. It has provided the much needed economic freedom to lakhs of people. Why would anyone want to give it all up – and so early? The traditional reasons were, and are, poverty (farmer suicides) and ill-treatment (mainly of married women). The Millennium City has added new dimensions. The suicides in the City seemed to have some broad causes: Either the people concerned now had other important needs that were not being fulfilled. Maybe the absence of friends and family was now giving them a feeling of emptiness. The Millennium City is, after all, a city of a thousand islands. It has fast developed a culture that promotes isolated living – and is comfortable with it. Slowly, the victims slipped into depression. There was no natural outlet. Or, conversely, some people have felt that what they had was not enough. They saw more all around them. They believed they deserved more. They wanted more – materially, and even in relationships. They did not know when to say – enough. The glitzy malls, the 24x7 lifestyle, the new luxuries give you new highs regularly. The victims felt cheated. They were angry. They felt humiliated. They could no longer face this world. Given the ‘good life’ in Gurgaon, the negative would need to excessively outweigh the positive. The above factors were probably enough, in today’s times, for today’s youth, to tip the balance of life. The sad part is that none of their friends or family saw it coming. Here is a story. { Hritvick Sen / FG } M eenakshi Chalana, a young 27-year-old mother of two, was described by everyone as effervescent, and a kindly woman, who lived with her husband and mother-in-law in Pelican Apartments in Sector 10-A. Her husband had a suspected drinking problem, one of her kids had asthma, and the other a kidney condition. On a sunny Monday morning, she said that she was going to the beauty parlour. She went over to the nearby Shiva Apartments, and jumped to her death from the sixth floor. 18-year-old Sultana, a maid, jumped off the ninth floor of Tarika Apartments on Monday. Her distraught father, Hasmuddin has alleged foul play, blaming her employers; but eyewitnesses have come forward to say that she took her own life. Police investigators suspect that she was unhappy with her own domestic life. She seemingly had no one with whom she could share her woes. Fair Game Contd on p 6  { Shilpy Arora / FG } D To Jaipur With Love W e bring you the journey, and some civic insights, to India’s first planned City – a Pink City. ...Pg 21 Regular Features Learn Haryanvi ...Pg 6 Food Take ...Pg 6 The Week That Was ...Pg 7 Helpline ...Pg 7 Laughing Stock ...Pg 20 On Wednesday, 22-year-old Amit Kumar, a Suzuki employee, was found hanging in his room – with no suicide note. There have been a spate of suicides in the recent months, in the City. Most of those who took their lives are young. What are the reasons for them to take such an extreme step? Is it the fabled fast lifestyle, the loneliness, the ostracism – or a different deadly mixture? What stops these people from sharing their worries with their loved ones, spiralling them into the inescapable chasm of depression? Nearly all the victims have shown no ‘tendencies’ – until they took their own life. Contd on p 19  o not console yourself, that beauty is only skin deep. And that you, a ‘normal’ person, are good from the inside – and that is really what counts. The business of looking good has never been this good. Whether it is a housewife, a corporate executive, a school going kid, or a senior manager in his 50s, everybody wants to look good. From just eight salons in the City a decade ago, today there are over 500. Gurgaonites are frequenting salons and parlours in search of a new look, and a feel good factor. If it is a Saturday, chances are pretty high that it will be spent getting waxed, or indulging in a spa or massage. With a more competitive work environment, there is a felt need to look well-groomed and attractive at work. “The fastpaced life in the City gives little time to people for personal grooming. Yet they can afford to be pampered. That is why they turn to professionals for treatment, to maintain their good looks,” says Neelima Chaudhary, owner of a salon chain in the City.

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