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TEAM AASHA EDITORIAL TEAM ANKIT MISHRA RISHIKA

DESIGN TEAM DOLLY.N.JAIN SMRUTI MISHRA SHREYA (FRONT PAGE) JAYSHREE


EDITORS NOTE:

AASHAYEIN , the annual magazine of AAINA is suggestive thoughts of the members and is a mirror of the society inscribed in words definitive of every topic it depicts. The magazine contains varied genres of articles, songs and poems and is a collection of some amazing piece of writings. The magazine depicts thoughts which are unique and innovative in nature which will inspire the reader as and when they travel through the journey of the magazine. We are happy to present before you the magazine and we hope to get a positive response from the readers.

LET’S CHANGE


WHAT IS INSIDE BE YOURSELF A PLACE WHERE WE ALL HAVE BEEN!A LITTLE POEM ON HISTORY INTERVIEW TRADITION VS PROGRESS THE CAMOUFLAGED REALITY OF MARITAL RAPE A TIMELINE OF A LONG TURMOIL REALITY CEO WOMAN CONCLAVE ECOFEMINISM MANKIND WORD SEARCH FOR SHE IS A GIRL SUNNY LEONE GOING FOR SURROGACY WALK AWAY FROM THE CLIFF DOSTI


Be Yourself - MYTREYI To be yourself in a world, that is

individual success just to make

constantly trying to make you

oneself or others happy.

something else is greatest

When you constantly try to

accomplishment –Ralph Waldo

convince those who are around

Emerson.

you, unknowingly we create and project a wrong version of

“Be who you are and say what

you which creates both mental

you feel, because those who

and physical stress, moreover

mind don’t matter, and those

carrying that wrong self for a

who matter don’t mind”-

very long time is difficult.

BERNARD M. BARUCH.

Without establishing your own You are what you believe

identity ,you may easily

yourself to be, your goals,

conform to others and lose

aspirations, values, beliefs are

yourself and are carried away

what that that defines the real

by others thoughts and beliefs

“you”. Being yourself is all

and we live a life that is

about knowing what you are

completely different to what

and what you believe in. It is

that satisfies us the most.

always important to be yourself from the inside out.

You can never please yourself if you constantly try to please

People tend to change every

others instead .But it is not at

now and then according to the

all a piece of cake when the

situations and are very much

world tries to influence who you

interested in impressing the

are ,it is very intimidating to be

society around which has

yourself. When you know

nothing to do with one’s

yourself, and your own

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boundaries you are likely to

have more clarity with which

experience a more fulfilling life.

we lead our lives. When we

Everyone has been created to

express ourselves the way we

fulfill a purpose whether you

are there will be people who

know it or not and each

love us .People who really care

individual is unique and

and love for the real you will

beautiful in their own different

always stay back.

ways.

You will attract people who

When you be yourself you can

genuinely connect with you.

connect with individuals with

We were not sent to the earth to

the purest of the heart, people

make sure that everybody loves

believe in what you say or do.

us. It is completely fine, even if

By not being ourselves we are

people don’t like you for being

denying the opportunity from

the way you are, you don’t need

others to know the real you.

them anymore in your life.

When you pretend like someone

If you don’t love the way you

you are not, you will have to

are there is no point in

think before we act or speak to

expecting people to love you

anyone and people can always

back. So, there is no reason to be

find the difference between the

somebody else, be yourself, fall

genuine ones and those who are

in with yourself, make the best

hiding their real self. Only

of you and show the world the

when you know clearly about

beauty of what makes you

what you wanted to do, what

unique among others!!!!

makes you happy and what you truly feel inside, this helps us to

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A Place Where We All Have Been!

-

Divyanjali

"We all yearn for what we

We are so much occupied with

have lost. But sometimes, we

our own insecurities and high

forget what we have." - Mitch

expectations from ourselves that slowly our own internal battle is

Albom

eating away our mental peace Sometimes you feel you have

and leaving behind a void which

everything you could ever

leads to Depression.

imagine but then, the other

World Health Organization

moment, you realize something's

report shows that India is

still missing and you keep on

leading as the most depressed

wondering what! Anxiety,

country in the world, followed

Depression, Loneliness sets in.

by China and USA.

You feel empty. And this feeling is beyond any description.

Though, celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Manisha Koirala,

You cannot figure out what is

Shahrukh Khan have opened up

wrong with you. So, you try

a new door for us by talking out

every possible way to escape

in public about the time they

from reality. And then, you

were fighting the battle with

realize, all these things are

depression. But people are still

shallow and ephemeral.

ashamed of talking about it in Anxiety and depression have

open.

taken away today's youth and

How should we deal with this

that include people like you and

issue? Is there a way? Yes,

me.

there's always a way. First of all, we should accept it that it's okay to feel this way and we aren't alone in all this.

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Talking about it to someone you

heal from within. So, get up and

trust gives you a different

fight every day to love yourself

perspective to your problems.

so much that nothing touches

And the most important thing is

your inner peace and then only,

to give yourself some time to

you will win.

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A Little Poem On History- Arpita Hey little passer by Would you care for a little story? Of myths and tales and kingdoms Gone of legends and of glories? I often wonder what men were like In the by gone ages Were they caring and wise Or just illusionary sages? Were we brilliant and just? And carried an honest attire Or were we broke and thrown to dust and A preposterous liar? Did we have in our hearts? Love for one another Or did we tear apart our worlds and Disrespected our mothers? Did we flourish for our deeds? Saddled on horses of kindness Or did we put our roots to rot and Wore the crown of blindness? Sometimes I ask my grandma Why did the Sun God abandon his son? I see her smile get a little smaller 'He loved more of his reputation'


I ask her again if that is why Draped was given away Not to one but 5 unknown, Brothers not made of clay? Did Kunti not think twice or even once? What crime she was ordering Or did her dismal word of honour count More than a young woman's suffering? It seems that we have a lot of lessons That ought not to be learned from legends For if they might their swords will strike And make this verse more wretched. We call ourselves, not proudly so A modern tragedy of individuals But tell me oh little one on the fence, Can we not merely alter these rituals? Can we not bring about the change? That we want to see Can we not fell the scandalous beliefs, in which this strange society believes? I will grow old and so shall you And we will be drawn to a close But before we leave and dry out our soul, Should the truth not be disclosed? Should not we stop what seems be wrong? Should not we calm ill thoughts? Should not we learn to correct our history? Should we write wrong?


INTERVIEW Mohan –Smiles Foundation- Pooja Sinha Pooja- What is the main idea behind this organization? Mohan- The people here are all talented and knowledgeable people and have exceled in their lives and here the only thing they expect from us is ‘Dignity’. In other places they lack the same; we here try to serve them with love and affection and respect them and their dignity. Their children are not here, they fail to get proper facilities for themselves.

Pooja- What do you feel is the reason that they prefer to stay at an old age home?

Mohan- There are 39 rooms and 50 members in which 70% are NRI parents and rest are government employees. They have houses in the city but they live here mainly due to security issues. At home they fail to help themselves with basic needs of their day to day lives; their helpers also have chances of getting late, taking leaves; that make them very vulnerable. Here we provide them with all sorts of securities. We have three star servicing. We provide them with timely meal, six times a day; starting from bed tea at five in the morning, followed by snacks, lunch, evening snacks and dinner. The menu involves a full-fledged meal that they prefer. We regularly have menu meetings where they present their views on the food provided and also ask for whatever they want to eat. Also we provide them with other facilities like attached washrooms, geyser and TV. We have house keeping people serving daily cleaning their

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rooms. The dhobi comes daily morning and returns the clothes by evening.

Pooja- What kind of relationship do they share with their children? Mohan- Most people here are those have great achievements but now lack the feeling of security living alone. Their children come to meet them whenever they get leaves from their work and take them to the city, stay with them and spend time with them. Also that we have guest house here for them to stay if they want to.

Pooja- What do you charge them against the facilities that you provide?

Mohan- It is a non- profit organization. We charge twenty thousand rupees per single room. We also have a double occupancy room at a lower rate of twelve thousand rupees for those who do not want to stay alone especially ladies, they prefer double occupancy. Also we take a medical deposit of two lakhs from each one of them so that they may be provided with best possible treatment in case of emergency.

Pooja- What do you do to engage them or prevent them from being sad?

Mohan- Every time we plan to engage these people via the medium of small programs. Every week there are about two programs; like stage performance of a veena master or visits by college students. Apart from this there is a Bhagwat Geeta meditation session of one hour; at evening there is an arrangement of rummy which is thoroughly enjoyed by them all. They also engage themselves in small volunteered activities like walk to the nearby temple. So these all engage them and help them to maintain a lifted mood.

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Pooja- What is the criteria of providing them with personal attendants? Do you provide everyone with their personal attendants?

Mohan- This is an active elders’ home. While joining we do not encourage the admission of bed-ridden applicants. With time when the residents grow weak with time and except support, then we provide them with attendants who take care of them.in a period of six years, there have been around seven cases where people need assistance, there we provide them with attendants. We currently have nine attenders to take care of the residents.

Pooja- What are your further plans, are you planning to expand this organization?

Mohan- We are not in a mood of expanding this old age home. We are in demand for rooms, approximately hundred people are in waiting but we focus on personal touch and attention to each one of them and what we feel is that on expansion we may lose our grab on the personal attention that we now are able to provide to them. Instead of expanding this organization, our trustees have planned a girl orphanage which will be starting in a week.

Pooja- Can you please brief about this Girl Orphanage? Mohan- We have the inauguration of this orphanage in a week. We will be bringing children from the CWC (Child Welfare Committee). If we get children from near surroundings, we will hand over to the CWC and only after the government procedures; registration and recognition, we will take them. We will be taking girl child from 6 years to 12 years and provide them with all kinds of facilities along with proper education and healthcare and allow them to move out to the world when they become capable enough to earn their living or get married.

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Tradition vs. Progress- Deblina This is the age of development.

Whatever we create today

Today, each and every person,

starts to grow old from

or rather, each and every

tomorrow and one day, it is

inhabitant of planet Earth

tradition. Stephen Hawkins, one

strives to excel.

of the greatest physicists alive, says in one of his book, ‘Black

Excellence in science, research

Holes baby universes, and other

and creativity is the ultimate

Essays’, development is

goal of life. However, some

unstoppable.

people still resort to traditional means of livelihood, and they

Even if the time machine would

think tradition must continue,

have been invented, one could

“Contrary to the others, who

not have put end to

think, tradition is an obstacle to

development, as it is an instinct

progress”.

of man.

Personally, I think that this

In the end, all we can say is

ideology or convention is

that people perceive their own

relative. Tradition never can

tradition and means of life-

really be an obstacle to

style, but cannot ever prevent

excellence.

problems progress is inevitable. If a person wishes to follow

It is rather hard to believe that

traditional way of life, let him

progress can be aborted or can

have it. If he wants to adopt or

even be confronted by tradition.

try some new methods, that is

This is because; progress is

also acceptable.

bound to be a tradition someday.

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To be precise, it is totally up to

himself and on the other hand,

the person to choose his own life

update with himself regularly

style, as whether it is good or

with the latest news and

bad can be best understood by

education, in order to keep up

him only. However, I do agree

with the outside world, or else

that following certain old and

he will find himself “running

bad date practices can be unfit

short of time�.

for people who would try to I conclude that tradition as

adapt themselves to the modern

well as progress must have

world.

enough and justified cause to

It cannot prove to be suitable if

life. They must run on parallel

they want to make a place for

track and they must never cross

themselves in the society and

their justified cause to live.

interact with others. A typical

Otherwise, time will run, faster

must keep his tradition with

than ever thought of.

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The Camouflaged Reality of Marital Rape - Kritika Rashmi

But ‘he loves me’ is what she

Marital rape has always been a

would say to herself every

hush topic in almost all the

day, But then why would not

societies of the world. It is not considered a crime as serious as

he never listen to her ‘no’?

rape by most of the people It was a sunny afternoon when

which in itself is a fall down of

Sheela finally spoke her heart

the society.

out to her friend and the reply by her friend left her in shock.

The women who have faced this

Her friend said,” but you are

are too afraid to speak about it,

married to him right? So he has

they worry about what the

every right on that.”

others would think and the future consequences attached

If only we could have kept a

with it.

record of the number of FIRs that have not yet been filed, if only we could count the amount of teardrops that each woman would have shed while going back to sleep, if only we could have taught our boys that marital rape is as serious as any other criminal offence the situation of women would have been very different!

Women always try and even they gather all the courage that they have to come and speak

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about it they are made silent by

depression and even suicides in

others and especially the family

rare cases. It is high time, we

members. The most important

should start acknowledging the

reason for people not coming

ill things present in the society

and speaking about the topic

and start to eradicate it from

could be because the husbands

its roots entirely because only

are viewed and worshipped as

then would the society be a one

God.

in which we can live.

We cannot even imagine the

But more than that we should

affect that marital rape creates

probably speak more about it

on the mind of the individual. It

and should not be afraid to

could probably leave the woman

speak or listen to someone who

in shock, trauma or other

has gone through the same.

mental diseases including

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A Timeline Of A Long Turmoil-Aradhana Have you ever cried? Cried out so loud, that it was really difficult to breath? Breath behind those four walls, When there were no phone calls, And the clock that is fixed to the wall, Holding a circumference of life, Quietly mutters, tick-tock, tick-tock. So, if you’ve cried, you are lucky, For you have seen the world for what it is! Summer 2003, I ran around the field free, Chasing after butterflies, and kicking around stones that came my way, I wish, it was literal, for now when I think of it, They had to pay! A few boys of our colonies, Stopped, jerked, pushed and chuffed, called me names, While I stood there smiling, Pulling my ribbon and letting my hairs fall down, Which Maa tied, Saying, “You Are Beautiful”. I was 7. Spring 2009 I was feeling fine, I felt wet, in the dried bed, which turned red, I freaked out, screamed and shout, Ran to the washroom, My uncle helped me eventually, But his touch was different now I was 13


If you’ve tried you are lucky, for you have seen the world for Exactly what it is! Winter 2013, I felt warmth in all the hurting, I was lied, cheated & pushed aside By the love of my life. The same pain, the same cold, but chaos all around, I was 18. I have tried, I have cried, I have been molested and used, Married and bruised, Raped and scraped. But, never have I ever, Stopped myself from dreaming. Dreaming of a better world, Dreaming of a better tomorrow, Where humanity is not just a concept found in pages of the books. It’s autumn now, As old dried leaves fall down, and new life blooms, I think of my past, I have been scarred, When I was 7, and so were you, So, smile my dear, because this life with pain is sometimes, beautiful around you. And now life continues, With Leaves rusting, Woods churning, Metals scraping, Wheels spinning, Mind Racing, And this heart? It’s still beating:’)


REALITY - Jayshree Khandelia They were strolling, holding

her frequent visitor was back

hands and admiring the

and she felt like a mountaineer

beautifully budding spring

trapped under thick sheets of

flowers, but they knew that

snow. Scenes flipped like quick

they would soon have to part

advertisements on the radio, it

ways, just like the bloom would

felt like a mischievous spirit

be lost to monsoon showers.

was there to embrace her just as

How they wished their good-bye

tides lead the row.

to be short-lived as it was shown

She was reminded of how her

in Disney movies, He cradled

abusive mother had succumbed

her like she was a string of

to her prolonged illness, though

precious rubies.

she'd felt relieved, she had to muster all her surviving

She could feel her eyes get

strength to grant forgiveness.

heavy and she feared the world might know she's not as strong,

There was a flashback of how

her vision became blurry and

she abandoned herself to second

she slowed down, though she

time by the one who was most

didn't halt because she wanted

dear, Oh! and also of the

no one to know that something

betrayal encountered when

was gravely wrong. She looked

she'd been grabbed but had to

around but at her second failed

remain muted under fear. She

attempt to smile, a tear escaped

stopped, took not a step ahead,

its cage just like a prince had

waited and curled up right at

achieved freedom on his exile.

the street corner, against the

What was apparently over in

backdrop of fast-forward feet,

the past, now played before her

she was alone like a foreigner.

like a crystal clear slide show,

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CEO Women Conclave 2018 (CWD in association with Club Aaina IBS Hyderabad) CEO women conclave 2018 was conducted by CWD (Centre for Women Development) which is a part of ICFAI Foundation for Higher Education (IFHE), Hyderabad in association with club Aaina, the official social awareness and women development club of IBS Hyderabad held at Taj Banjara, Hyderabad on 15th September 2018. The Conclave started with the speech by Dr M Srinivasa Reddy, Director ICFAI TECH School, Hyderabad. He talked about ICFAI University and about its club culture. He also mentioned about activities of club Aaina like Anokha Utsav and other CSR activities. He also spoke about CWD and its achievements.

Ms. Anju Matta: Ms. Anju Matta, presently working as director in American Express India private limited. A professional working women, presently with 24 years of diverse and rich experience in financial shared services and in Indian public sector. She is extremely passionate for women empowerment and leads a small initiative for girl child “Pahchaan” that means “Identity”. She is admired as an inspiring and approachable leader within and across organization. MS. Anju Matta in her speech mentioned about three primary reasons for obstacles in women’s career growth being “Women herself has limited beliefs”, “the organization” and the “culture. She is associated with various NGOs (NonGovernment Organization), All Ladies League as Delhi NCR chapter lead of mentoring and coaching chapter and volunteer for drug free world initiative.

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Ms. Jyothi Reddy: Ms. Jyothi Reddy, is presently the CEO of Keys Software Solutions Inc., United States of America. A woman who is a living inspiration, a visionary, a well appreciated exemplary personality. The one, who stood up against all odds and has carved out a niche of her own. An astute businesswoman, an executive director, a teacher, a women chairperson and volunteer of various associations and a phenomenal entrepreneur. She said that women are multitasking capable person and hence can run the family, manage organization, society as a whole. She points out that women had to face some negative forces which restrict them from performing their work they like to do, but through will power, dignity and greedy for success they can overcome those negative forces. She believed in change and hence acquired so many skills and still learning, hence, suggest others to never stop learning. Ms. Shukla Bose: Madam Shukla Bose, founder, CEO at Parikrama Humanity Foundation. She is also the TED speaker, with over 15 years in social reform, education advocacy and the social sector. A member of the Karnataka Karnataka

Knowledge school

Commission

education

task

(KKC)

force,

and

and

chairperson,

works

with

the

Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Board member, private and public sector organizations for prevention of sexual harassment of women at workplace. Then Madam Shukla Bose took the stage and enthralled the crowd with three C’s of corporate world, “Conviction, Clarity and Communication. She feels proud by saying that she worked with Mother Teresa for some years and had volunteered “Nirmal Hridaya – it means soft heart” and learnt about society, courage of selling our own ideas, clarity of thought, and about outcome which doesn’t matter but how better an individual deliver is important.

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Ms. Vijayalaxmi Devarajan: Ms. Vijayalaxmi Devarajan is presently the director in HR & Operation. She is honoured by former President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as the best women achiever in Women Empowerment from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. An astute leader and a seasoned professional, Ms.Vijayalakshmi Devarajan has always been a “People’s Woman”. She wanted to ensure that no “Mother” should undergo these challenges and started campaigning about “Positive Living despite Challenges”.

Ms. Ritu Grover: Ritu Grover, CEO at Global Helpdesk. In 1996, the year which saw the rise of MNC (multinational companies) and expansion of corporate culture in India, Ms. Ritu Grover kick started her dream of pioneering the concept of concierge services in India. Ms. Ritu Grover enlightened the crowd by key points like “Services add value and are significant”, “Proximity- choose the friends very carefully” and “Prepare like a Pro, understand the competence”.

Ms. Suneepa Das: Ms. Suneepa Das, assistant vice president, finance business management and change-leading community and people initiative at RBS Global Finance. She is a confident leader with a passion for empowering underprivileged children and youth – an area where she has had the maximum involvement over the years as a volunteer and benefactor. She could create customized sustainability and CSR (corporate social responsibility) plans based on business and stakeholder requirements, in alignment with the organizational goals. She said that change is a constraint, hence adapt to a situation, circumstances, and the work culture and learn from it. She also focus

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on wisdom, courage, compassion, keep learning through experiences by communicating more with people. Last but not the least, she said that don’t showcase since she believed that we all have some leadership qualities hidden within ourselves, hence explore it.

Ms. Tamanna Singh: Ms. Tamanna Singh, is presently the Managing Director at Uberlux India. She was also the founder of House of Wellness, master franchise at fashion TV India and founder of ‘My Gorgeous Club’. She believed that comparison should not be made based on gender, hence take decision independently. She elaborates on self-sympathize, think out of the box or don’t think only for women entrepreneurs. She always insists to ask questions and gather more knowledge in any particular subject or topic in the business world, to survive in the market. Ms. Tamanna Singh also believes that anyone can make mistakes, so do not hesitate to apologize for the mistake. She suggest that play on the strengths, be happy, believe in yourself, keep smiling, don’t worry about what others are saying and just keep doing the work.

Ms. Uma Chilakamarri: Ms. Uma Chilakamarri is the Managing Partner at designism and city head Hyderabad chapter Robin Hood Army. She feels proud in saying that the new age corporate women works double hard to manage the family as well as the work. She advises us that be strong, be confident and express in an authoritative way, express in a soft easy voice, be clear, have a clarity of thought. She suggest of avoiding all kind of gossips, during work time. She also advises of being presenting ourselves in a dignified way, explore the world, work hard and work smart.

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Ecofeminism- Tanisha When it comes to environmental damage and the health of our natural resources, gender definitely plays a role in ways such as who is affected, who can do what, and how we can move forward. Around the world,

What exactly is ecofeminism?

environmental conditions

To understand this in a

impact the lives of women and

layman’s language, let us divide

men in different ways as a

it into two parts, ecology

result of existing inequalities.

meaning our nature or our

Gender roles often create

environment and feminism

differences in the ways men and

meaning a women’s freedom or

women act in relation to the

liberation, therefore when we

environment.

combine these we get ecofeminism that is , branch of

When it comes to putting focus

feminism that examines the

especially on climate change

connections between women

and environmental issues,

and nature also known as,

there's one particular school of

ecological feminism.

thought that prioritizes women and that is the concept of

Beyond calling for the

ecofeminism. The term was

advancement of women’s rights

coined by the French writer

as a way to fight global

Françoise d'Eaubonne in her

warming and environmental

book Le Féminismeou la Mort

degradation, ecofeminism

(1974)

understands that bringing

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women to the fight helps in

empowering generally assert

achieving ecological goals in a

that women are closer to nature

way a “men-only� approach

because of their positions as

would not.

mothers or homemakers.

This very notion gave birth to

As a result, they conclude that

the concept of ecofeminism.

because women take care of

Ecofeminism is based on the

their families and homes, they'll

theory that the oppression of

be more aware of

women and the oppression of

environmental issues than men.

nature on gender, race and

The people who view the

class are directly related to the

association as degrading

exploitation and destruction of

generally state that men will

the environment.

continue to exploit women and nature because men sees both as

Ecofeminism uses the basic

eternally fertile and endlessly

traits of equality between

capable of providing life.

genders, intuitions connections, collaborations etc. It emphasis

No matter the differing

the ways both nature and

approaches or schools of

women are treated by

thought, one thing is certain

patriarchal (male-centered)

ecofeminism is a global, multi-

society.

issued movement with an evergrowing community of activists

When people realized this, it

and theorists all over the world.

lead to the popularity hence growing of this notion. Some

For instance, women are often

people view this concept as

the gatherers of food and water

empowering whereas as some

for their households, which

people view it to be purposeless;

means that their lives are

those who see the association as

pretty heavily intertwined with

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a healthy, flourishing landscape,

love. The Bottom Line being

or those young girls who have to

whatever your interpretation,

work with their mothers to find

ecofeminism is a unique

scarce water are less likely to be

feminist lens on the very real

able to go to school, or those low-

relationship between gender

income women of color are

and environmental issues.

exposed to toxic chemicals in

Damage to the environment is

the workplace and other such

definitely an alarming issue

daily life instances where

and hence it desperately needs

women are both used in

the involvement of empowered,

preventing environmental

educated women to succeed in

damage and are very

protecting communities and

vulnerable to it, or are causing

stopping further serious

it knowingly or unknowingly.

degradation.

Ecofeminism puts forth the idea that life in nature is maintained through cooperation, mutual care and

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Mankind-The killer of environment-Nikita World's progressing day by day At the cost of nature suffering as time sways. People becoming restless, flying at time's speed So is the environment and its serene beauty. With transports multiplying every hour Cutting down every minute of atmospheric spa. The stars are fading from the jaded sky Now looks sinister once peaceful with twinkling eyes. The enchanting moonlight used to gulf the streets Now lost amongst the clouds of smoke and fuels burnt by high speeds One look above the head, a bluish, white sky was the sight

Horse shaped, butterfly, ice cream look alike clouds Seems to me now all fading out Transparent water is now blue and green With germs and bacteria gloating to eternity Sitting in my car watching the view.

A scene of withering trees and naked branches asked Where is the air, the ambiance gone? Ebullient peace was sought with arms stretched out Breathing deep in the early morning open air

Will now rust the bronchitis and give asthma without fear Global warming becoming a subject of publicity


How will green award function carpets save the earth's serenity? The chirping of birds to the cracking of grasshoppers All is lost amongst big town car honkers How can one believe there used to be Adam and Eve Who were actually punished for eating from a sacred tree The fruits are vanishing and so the trees With faux fruits becoming the new showpiece The modern day yuppie is all about himself Who is bothered about the earth or The environment living in? New parameters are defining nature Air Conditioners are available Who needs to be the morning breeze inhaler? Adding on smoke, exhausting the fuels One day will come there would be nothing to use Nor the air, the water, the plants and fruits Animals will extinct soon as consumed food What will you eat and feed on then? With everything depleting as this earth spins The downfall of mankind has marked its onset Can you guess who'll die first- the environment or The one creating its deathbed?


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HINTS: 1.

The CSR activity of Tech Mahindra that focuses on enabling

children from the underprivileged and marginalized socio-economic strata to get a quality education. (5 letters).

2.

‘Shikshaantar’; looks after professional development of primary

government school teachers, principals, school inspectors, education officers, leaders and management officials by training primary school teachers, to impart knowledge through art and craft, in turn resulting in child-centric learning is a CSR activity of this company. (12 letters).

3.

The sector gets majorly focused by the companies for CSR

activities (9 letters).

4.

‘Kalashala’ (Music Education and Engagement Program) and

‘nrityaparichya.’ ((Folk Dance Training and Engagement Program) is a CSR activities of this Indian company (17 letters).

5.

ICICI aims at providing importance of financial literacy and

basic financial planning to junior personnel in defense and other allied uniform services through this CSR initiative. (8 letters)

6.

CSR initiative of IFHE is…. (21 letters)

7.

In which state highest number of CSR activities got

implemented, consecutively in three successive years? (11 letters)

8.

This state has the highest average project cost, amounting to 8.4

crore (7 letters).

9.

What is the percentage of CSR initiatives taken in India by non-

Indian companies? (11 letters)

10.

Which sector in India spend the highest in CSR activities,

amounting to 2525 crore? (14 letters)

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Answers at last page.


*For she is a Girl*- Sumedha When she was born her father said "kill her I don't want a girl", He neither saw small white hands nor did he see those eyes like pearls. Her mother's pleading wouldn't let her die, Thus she grew up in this world of despise as the time passed by.

Walking through the road, with everyone staring, Taunting, teasing with snickers and jokes but no one caring. Oh poor girl! Discriminated, threatened and insecure, For their stands no one who cares and there stands no cure. Oh! God protect her for she stands alone, Before she becomes the target of demons and later we shall mourn.

We shall stand beside her, and bring her a new tomorrow, Cut off the evils from her world that bring malice and sorrow. Change the minds of people for they must know what she is worth, They must remember that it was a girl who gave them birth.

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Sunny Leone going for Surrogacy - Sushmita Surrogacy is a very simple

When we look into the world’s

medical option for people who

major debatable topics

want to start a family, a

regarding parenthood, we

method of assisted reproduction

notice that surrogacy has

that help the intended families

turned into a hot topic of the

grow or start families when

social media. Once upon a time

they cannot do so by themselves.

when surrogacy was such a hush-hush yet an option taken

Surrogacy has turned into a

in secrecy. The times have

bigger picture due to the

changed so much that, even

entertainment industry

though the topic is still sensitive

welcoming this concept into

it is now talked about more

their lifestyles for many

freely than before.

reasons.

Many such instances, such as

Considering how India is

major celebrities like Aamir

impacted by these major

Khan, choosing surrogacy as an

Bollywood celebrities, they have

option to give them a bundle of

brought a change in the mindset

happiness, had created a buzz

of the society and therefore, it is

in the society as big as India.

no more an alien concept. One such example would be of

A country such as ours, whose

Sunny Leone, a controversial

culture and traditions have

but one of the kindest hearts

severe impact on the thinking of

Indian Cinema, Bollywood has

an individual, we can see the

ever encountered.

enormity of surrogacy being talked about at this scale.

Her coming into the Indian cinematic industry, considering

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her choice of career in the past

grow her family of three was a

as an Adult movie star, was a

shock even after her adopting a

bold step and was initially not

dark-skinned girl child. Her

welcomed with enthusiasm in

going for surrogacy was a rage

India.

as her history became a reason to judge her inexplicably. She

Ridiculed, shamed and judged

still stood tall with her decision

by men and women equally for

along with her husband to

different reasons, she was one to

continue with this process, even

hold her dignity intact

though the media, the country

throughout this whole ordeal.

was doubting her intentions.

One can say that a woman of

She got her twin children to

such a bold past would like to

grow her family, with her

cover it up or not even try to

continuous strive to be who she

enter this stereotypical

is and what she wants to have.

industry.

Her defining a woman’s choice

Slowly and steadily, with her

in such a way was major

will power and dedication, she

impactful change in the current

carved a space where she was

societal tendencies. This is a

respected and admired for her

testament of how one’s past or

beauty inside and out, as her

history can never be a factor of

words have always been said

someone’s character. In the end,

straight from her heart.

surrogacy is heavenly option for parents who want to be a

She created a buzz when she

part of the whole process of the

came out with her news of

birthing from the start to its

adopting a girl child, which was

end. A bundle of happiness is

unconventional in the history of

brought into this world through

Indian Cinema, or even the

this to a set of loving parents.

country. Her choice to even take surrogacy as her option to

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Walk Away from the Cliff!! Suicidal Causes and Symptoms ~ Sonal Khare

What is Suicide? Each suicide is a personal tragedy that prematurely takes the life of an individual and has a continuing ripple effect, dramatically affecting the lives of families, friends and communities. Among the various mental disorders which tend to be closely related to suicide, depression is a particularly important risk factor. Many individuals suffering from depression commit suicide never having had access to psychiatric care or proper treatment. Although depressed mood, psychomotor retardation, anxiety, and autonomic symptoms may occur in depression.

Signs & Symptoms of Suicidal Behavior Individuals could display many red alert signs which could be categorize as Suicidal tendencies. Following are some of the possible warning signs that a person may be at risk for suicide: 

Excessive sadness or moodiness

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Sudden calmness Changes in personality and/or appearance Recent trauma or life crisis Threatening suicide Talking about feeling hopeless Talking about having no reason to go on living Making a will or giving away personal possessions Searching for a means of doing personal harm, such as buying a gun

Sleeping too much or too little Eating too little or eating too much, resulting in significant weight gain or weight loss Engaging in reckless behaviours, including excessive alcohol or drug consumption Avoiding social interactions with others Expressing rage or intentions to seek revenge Showing signs of anxiousness or agitation


Individuals Who Are Most Likely to Commit Suicide

suicide, and intervene before the person can complete the process of self-destruction.

Suicide rates are highest in teenagers, middle aged, and the elderly. People with age over 65 have the highest rate of suicide. Men are more likely to be successful in suicides even though women are more likely to attempt it. Suicide risk also is higher in the following groups:    

Elderly people who have lost a spouse through death or divorce People with previous suicide attempts People with suicide history in family People with an acquaintance who committed suicide

Below are most popular ways to treat individuals who are at risk for suicide:

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People with physical, emotional, or sexual abuse history People who are unskilled, unmarried or unemployed People with disabling or terminal illness or any long-term pain People who are inclined to impulsive behaviour People who have recently been released from a psychiatric hospitalization, which is often a very frightening period of transition. People in certain professions, such as police officers and health care providers who work with terminally ill patients People with substance abuse problems

Suicide Prevention In many cases, suicide can be prevented. Research suggests that the best way to prevent suicide is to know the risk factors, be alert to the signs of depression and other mental disorders, recognize the warning signs for

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Talk Therapy Medication Lifestyle Changes Provide emotional support

In case, any individual has suicidal thoughts, you should:     

Talk to someone Take medication as directed Never skip appointment Pay attention to warning signs Eliminate access to lethal methods of suicide

It’s critical to act if you're able to help. Starting a conversation and risking your feelings to help save a life is a risk worth taking.

“However long the night, the dawn will break.”


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ANSWER 1. ARISE 2. Tech Mahindra 3. Education 4. Kodak Mahindra bank 5. Samrudhi 6. Centre for women development 7. Maharashtra 8. Haryana 9. Five percent 10. Energy and power

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