Sunday, December 27, 2015

A Day in Aksa Beach Mumbai

You all must have heard the song. 

Tujhe Aksa beach ghuma dun
Aa chalti kya
Chacha ki chai pila doon
Aa chalti kya......

Ok, Aksa is a beach in Mumbai, its in the western suburb of Mumbai. Unlike Juhu Beach or Girgaum beach its not that well known, But if you have time to go for one beach than go for Aksa beach. Unlike Juhu which is so dirty you will find Aksa pleasant and beautiful. It is not very crowded unlike other two beaches.  The beach is clean and beautiful. there is a lot of space for family picnic. You can cook food from home and eat together there in the beach.

There are a lot of snack options available at Aksa Beach like  Kanda Bhajia (onion fry), vada pav, misal pav, anda burji Egg, Coconut, icecream, Gola, chips etc.
It is recommended to take a mat from home to sit there. Also you can take a football, or bat & ball or a frisbee for some sports fun with family.

How to Go ?
You can go with a taxi or Auto from Malad (west) railway station. An auto will cost around Rs. 140 from Malad, even you can take BEST bus from Malad west station. Bus number 271. and get down at Aksa beach bus stop from where the beach is about 100 miter away.

Enjoy your day with Sun, sand and water at Aksa.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Silence or Encouragement, What's your advice ?

3 reasons why it is important to encourage reporting sexual violence.

Sexual Violence is definitely an issue being faced by our society. This can happen at public transport, at workplace or even at home. This not only gives the victim the physical pain but also mental agony. The society treats the victim as the main culprit. o the question is should one report the crime or just remain silent for the fear of being judged by the society ?

Reason Number 1
I believe we should come together to report any kind of sexual violence faced anywhere and anytime. This will create fear in the mind of the offenders, If they have a fear that no one is going to keep silence and society will punish the culprit instead of the victim, than sexual violence can be curbed.
Somewhere I had read that for some youths some lewd comments to girls is just fun. If we report any violence b it small or big these types of me-too offenders will have a sense of fear and it can be curbed. Also those youths or people who thought they can go scot-free for such crimes will fear to do so. If we report it will act as  deterrent for these people.

Reason Number 2
In this age of smartphones and a lot of recording devices the offenders are not only committing the crime but recording it also. Their purpose, fun, entertainment, uploading in a porn site, showing to friends and most importantly blackmailing the victim for money & sex. If we will not report the violence the ordeal will continue for eternity. So we must report any type of sexual violence at once, who knows what the offender has recorded and when he is going to blackmail the victim. The quicker we report lesser is the chance of circulation of such videos and more the chance of catching the offender. Also if there is punishment offenders will fear to repeat such crimes.

Reason Number 3.
There is a old Bollywood song which says. 

                            Kuchh toh log kahenge, logo kaa kam hain kehna
                                    Chhodo bekar kee bato me kahee bit naa jayey raina
The meaning is the society will say anything, why should we always care about it. This holds true for a sexual violence victim. Why she should feel ashamed instead of the offender. Let us encourage her to report any sexual violence faced by her. Let us all condemn the offender not the victim, afterall what's her fault ? Let her live the normal life once again instead of the offender.

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