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7 times in 2017 when our faith in humanity was lost!

Shatakshi Saxena

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In the words of John Steinbeck,

“All war is a symptom of man’s failure as a thinking animal.”

As we are heading towards the end of this year, if we look back at the calendar of 2017 there is so much that defied humanity and peace. The irony is, at some places the virtual masculinity destroyed the essence of feminism and on the other hand the irrelevant faith of saving God who himself is the creator has resulted in religious clashes. The world has become the opposite of what God wanted it to be!

1-ROHTAK GANG RAPE: THE EXTREMITY OF BRUTALITY THAT MARKED IRRELEVANT VICTORY OF CRUELTY OVER LOVE.

ROHTAK GANG RAPE
11th May, 2017 divulged a deep trauma for the society when the body of a 20-year-old Dalit woman was found by the police in an unpredictable condition. The woman was gang raped and killed in Haryana’s Rohtak allegedly. After the inhuman crime, they smashed her face with a brick and run their car over her body to make it unidentifiable. Her body when found, was bitten by stray dogs completely. The incident shook the pillars of the law and order of the country. The only thing that could be done was a candle march or social media outrage that was unfortunately of no use.

2-SWISS COUPLE ATTACKED IN AGRA’S FATEHPUR SIKRI, DESTROYED THE TRADITION THAT GUESTS ARE EQUIVALENT TO GOD.

SWISS COUPLE ATTACKED
22nd October 2017 brought India enough humiliation for the nation to be ashamed of it’s ancestral tradition. A Swiss couple visited Agra and was attacked by a group of five men at Fatehpur Sikri. They were pelted with sticks and stones. This incident came up as a matter of shame for the government.

3-90 MURDERED BY TERRORISTS IN KABUL, WHAT ELSE DOES ISIS NEEDS TO DO TO PROVE THAT ISLAM ISN’T THE PROBLEM?

MURDERED BY TERRORISTS IN KABUL
It was the holy month of Ramadan when after the entire day of fasting, people had done their call to prayers, a frightening bomb blast took place in the busy street. A car packed with explosives was detonated, killing almost 90 people and leaving 400 injured. People were filled with divinity and peace, and this incident shook Kabul and exposed that terrorists have no religion.

4-PRIME MINISTER THERESA ANNOUNCES TO FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIST EXTREMISM AFTER LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKS.

LONDON BRIDGE ATTACKS.
On 3rd June,2017 a group of assailants rented a white Renault van, moved towards people on the London Bridge and attacked them with knives. Moreover, three attackers were wearing suicide belts and were shot dead within eight minutes of call to emergency. The sudden attack by the group left seven people dead with 48 injured and was the third terrorist attack in three months. The loss of lives forced the Prime Minister to announce, “Enough is Enough.”

5-GAURI LANKESH MURDER: TEACHERS DAY IN INDIA WAS WRAPPED WITH THE MOST BRUTAL INCIDENT.

GAURI LANKESH MURDER
Where on one hand the country was celebrating Teachers Day, 5th September came as a darker phase when Karnataka based journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh was murdered by three men who shot her dead with at least seven bullets. It was another shock to the society that led to many protests all over the country.

6-THE BARCELONA ATTACK THAT TREMBLED SPAIN.

BARCELONA ATTACK
17th August,2017 was a jolting day for Spain and Barcelona, killing 16 people and injuring over 130 people from 34 different nations. After three days of continuous fear, the 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub was killed by police on 21st August. Five other suspects were shot dead and four additional suspects were detained. Spain did not see morning and peace for three days till the terror continued.

7-PRADYUMAN THAKUR CASE: A DISGRACE TO THE SOCIETY WHEN A CLASS 2ND STUDENT WAS MURDERED ALLEGEDLY.

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Children are the incarnation of God and it’s disheartening to see the murder of an innocent child. Pradyuman was murdered on 8th September,2017 at Ryan International School. His neck was slashed with a knife twice with cruelty. After investigations, the police arrested an XI standard boy who as per the CBI killed Pradyuman to postpone the exams and parent teacher meeting. Many protests took place pleading for justice, but the young child died without any fault.

Destruction, brutality and hatred hit the calendar of 2017 all over the globe. India or Spain, Kabul or London all have faced incidents that display inhuman behavior for power.

 

 

 

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Nobel Prize 2018: Major highlights and motivations

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Time and again, people have proved that strong strings withstand the tests, no matter how great the pressure! Nobel Prizes were thus, introduced keeping in mind the strength that inspires billions.

Imagine sleeping on a footpath or park bench, or studying under street lights, or serving as slaves to ruthless people, or working so hard that you almost died. Imagine protecting others with your life in the line, imagine being shot if you raised your voice to protest.

IMAGINE.

People receive awards not just by doing something great, but by finding greatness in hardships, in challenges they face to achieve their goals. Such people are idols, for they show how to achieve greatness, which is far worthy than success.

Here are the Nobel Prize winners of 2018 whose outstanding works made the world gasp in wonder.

 

Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology

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James P. Allison and TasukuHonjo will receive the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of cancer therapy by inhibition of negative immune regulation. Allison’s early research focused on understanding how the human immune system defends the body from pathogens and cancers, with an emphasis on the role of immune cells called T cells. He went on to develop an antibody that blocks a CTLA-4 protein that led to the disintegration of existing tumors. Ipilimumab(antibody) was the first remedial which improved survival for patients with this deadly disease.

Honjo researched & identified the protein PD-1 on immune cells. After meticulous research, he saw that it also operates as a brake on T cells, but that it functions in a different way to CTLA-4.

 

Nobel Prize for Chemistry

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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been bestowed on Frances H. Arnold for the “directed evolution of enzymes” and, to George P. Smith and Gregory P. Winter for the “phage display of peptides and antibodies.”

In simple words, Directed Evolution is a lab method where mutation and screening in used to speed up the genes natural selection process. Arnold introduced random mutations into the gene for a starting enzyme, used microbial genes and screened mutated genes for the desired activity.

Smith’s research was sequencing the chromosomes of the collected phages to produce genes for proteins with desired binding affinity. Winter extended phage display to screening for different antibodies.

Their work involves techniques that are now, used worldwide and their research will set new patterns for upcoming researchers.

 

Nobel Prize for Peace

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Gynecologist Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad have jointly received the Nobel Prize for peace.

Nadia’s story is sad and inspiring at the same time. She was abused and raped by the IS army. Verbal and violent abuses are a part of the IS military strategy and, girls like Nadia served as weaponry against religious minorities.

Dr. Mukwege has spent his time in helping the victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He and his staff have treated thousands of victims to such assaults.

They have received a high appraisal for their efforts to prohibit sexual violence in war and armed conflicts.

 

There are so many big and small things that our eyes miss, but once seen through, they show what human beings are capable of achieving. Don’t be afraid to face challenges. Just so you know, “if you to be in history, you have to solve the mystery!”

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#MeToo The much talked about hash tag, is here on Wordhazard Too.

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” If she did n’t want ‘me to’ touch her, why did she even wear such and such kinds of clothes?

Why did she drag my name into “ #MeToo ”?,  at least I didn’t rape her!

Why is she bringing this all after 8 years? “

 

Allegations are false and totally fabricated. It is to defame me. If only touching her was such a big issue, she could have voiced them.

Aren’t the above sounding familiar, why won’t they?

With the tsunami of allegations and lots of confessions, especially the previous week in India has again stirred up the hashtag game. This time Bollywood has chosen to speak up against the injustice done to the women.  And this looks very promising that women from other sectors shall to get instilled and speak up.

Starting from the very well known Nana Patekar being accused of sexual harassment, it has enveloped famous directors as Sajid Khan, Subhash Ghai and not forgetting, actor Alok Nath.

 

Let’s drive back into the history of #memovement:

 

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Did you know, the phrase MeToo came into existence in the year 2006?

 

Yes, people, it has taken about 11 years to come into its total effect.

 

Tarana Burke, a social activist, and community organizer began using the phrase “Me Too” in 2006, on the Myspace social network as part of a campaign to promote “empowerment through empathy” among women of color who have experienced sexual abuse.

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Tarana while listening to the story of a 13-year-old harassed girl “remarked –MeToo” and since then decided to use it for spreading the awareness.

 

The phrase gained its power when it was tweeted in 2017:

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The phrase “Me too” was tweeted by Milano on October 15, 2017, and had been used more than 200,000 times by the end of the day and tweeted more than 500,000 times by October 16  On Facebook.

Talking about Hollywood, a report said  425 well-known public figures have been publicly accused.  According to Bloomberg news, “that’s more than one newly reported person facing accusations each day, on average, for the last 12 months.” And that’s one whooping fact.

Questions like-

 

Where is the proof?

 

Why is she speaking now?

 

Isn’t is disrespectful for the man?

 

Why didn’t she quit the place silently?

 

How does she remember things as old as 20 years ago?

 

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People must understand, in this patriarchal society where even voicing over harassment is itself one major issue, it is not that one person who needs to be punished , but the entire sick mental thinking that feels wearing short dresses, keeping silent, smiling and talking in a friendly manner provokes or gives you the authority to even finger touch the women without her consent is ethical, just because you are a man ,then I must remark, you are the most dangerous element existing  for the entire humanity.

It’s definitely about equality and here, the question about some #metoo statements being fabricated cannot be ruled out. It is true that many at times men are made the scapegoat and are extorted money, and in such cases, necessary actions and belief in the right judgment by higher authorities must be infused. Be assured if you haven’t done any wrong.

The day, when every woman and every man stops ignoring and starts being proactive and concerned, I don’t think one more victim like me may have to heavy heartedly write and tell yes, it’s #MeToo even.

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Happy Birthday to the living legend, the Angry Young Man : Mr. Amitabh Bachchan

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To Mr. Bachchan,

Sir, 11th October is not just a date but a festival for all of your fans around the globe. Everyone knows you as the Angry Young Man, the Anthony from Amar Akbar Anthony and many such names that are a true reflection of your hard work and success. For the world you might be all of these characters first but for me, you are an inspiration, a living legend. Since the moment I have begun watching films, your persona has had a huge impact on me as a person. I remember watching Anand for the first time and realizing that your on screen presence was my off screen happiness. Sir, you for me are someone who inspires me to keep moving for life is fullof ups and downs.

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I have my own way to cherish 11th October by watching all your movies on TV that are telecasted. From Sharaabi to Baghban, KhudaGawah to Paa and many more movies that have a special place in my heart. Your every character has a story to tell and very easily connects with my soul. I’ve admired you on that chair of Kaun Banega Crorepati and at the same time danced to the beats of Badumba song. I’ve laughed my heart out in SattepeSattaand cried every time you shed a tear on screen.

I remember as a child I always complained, why Mr. Bachchan has to die in the climax of most of his films? Those climax scenes of Sholay, Paa, 102 Not Out have all made me feel so sad. I’ve grown up watching your films and adoring your dialogues. From “Hum Jahan Khade ho Jaate Hain Line Wahin se Shuru Ho Jaatihai to KabhiKabhi Mere DilmeinKhayalAata Hai”, they have been my favorite. From Rang Barse to Main YahanTuWahan, your voice has always been so connective and mesmerizing. Meeting you in person and being able to express what you are to me is my dream. To witness your charismatic persona, to hear those dialogues live is my dream.

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Your movies are an eternal part of my life. Baghban has made me realize not just what family means but also the essence of true love. Mohabatein has made me witness the strong man whose ethics are his priority. Sharaabi has taught me to stay grounded no matter how rich you are. Paa, 102 Not Out taught me to live life to the fullest. While we see you work, we realize there is no end to legendary art and talent. Your work is eternal and so is your personality. The industry is blessed to have you as someone whose admiration for anything or anyone is a blessing for them.

No award or honor is greater than the honor of being a living legend and yet so grounded and humble. I heard someone saying that you are just 36 years for you had a rebirth after the accident in Coolie. I was not even born then but every time I see you sir, I thank God for making me so lucky to watch you. On this birthday of yours, I wish you all the happiness, success and health. May you continue to work and may we meet soon someday sir. For me you are no less than a teacher, a guide and a man of honor.

For me, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan is not just an actor but a feeling of respect, honor and purity. Your journey will continue to motivate me to be a person who gained respect through his unique work and humble gestures. I’ll continue to try my luck in KBC and all other ways in the hope to meet you sir. Words will always seem less for me to describe your importance in my life. I know one thing for sure that if I meet you someday, I’ll just cry out of happiness. My words will have no way to come out expect my eyes. Happiest Birthday Sir !

With best wishes,

Your greatest fan!

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