Where Did All The Footpaths Vanish? 13

The congestion on the footpaths is a major issue for the pedestrians these days. The biggest problem with the cities these days are, there is practically no footpath! Seriously, there is perfectly no footpath. Being in a metro like Kolkata, it is a daily affair that you would either have to risk your life walking on the roadsides of the busy road or tussle with the fellow passer-by to rush off. Well, if you think that the concept of footpaths is obsolete in the streets of Kolkata, then you are absolutely wrong!

Confused? Well, you were surely supposed to be. The government and the engineers who have paved the road had thought about the pedestrians on the road and had built beautiful footpaths to walk on. However, what they neglected were the so-called “hawkers”. Yes! They perfectly own that place!

Off late, the hawkers occupying the footpath has become a habit for the pedestrians. Well, don’t loose out the hawkers here either. Even they have done their share of research in this field. They always follow a certain trend to set up their permanent shops on the footpath!

Yup, there is a trend! Has it skipped your eyes? Well, don’t worry, will bring it to you. The first step is getting a location. This is just the first thing that they do. They get up and search for the best location, where they can have a good lot of customers (specifically, in the busiest roads in the area). The first day, he would not do much, but sit with the products that he wants to sell out. After a few days pass, people would now be habituated seeing him there. Then he would play the next card. Take on some area and probably clean it and just put on a temporary structure, as if to protect himself from the sun or rain. Yes, then again a long pause till everyone is habituated with the new set up.

Well, but the trump card in the pack is yet to come! And that is, getting a permanent structure. That is exactly what comes next.  And here he is now! The proud owner of a shop. And where is it? On the footpath of the prime road in town.

Well, once the footpath gets blocked, it’s life threatening for the pedestrians. The footpaths being occupied have led to a great number of road accidents.

The political parties have turned a blind eye to the mushrooming growth of vendors and are more concerned about the vote bank that they are having in the form of these footpath hawkers. Now when the city is getting congested more and more with illegal hawkers, compounding the misery of commuters struggling to get through, what we, as common man should do about it?

A thought to think over!

Don’t forget to put suggestions in comments.

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Dating is cooler than a Relationship….Do you think so?? 1062

I am 101 % every one of you is going to agree with me on this – Dating is quite fun!! As it involves meeting new people, exploring new places with your gf/bf, the excitement of a new bond, those butterflies in the stomach. But during all this, somewhere deep down lays a sense of insecurity. Insecurity of losing your special someone because dating is not synonyms to the relationship. Where relationships have the commitment, dating doesn’t follow any such decree.

One of the most significant reasons that make dating cooler than relationships is commitment. It’s not easy to not make a connection and still be together. Many people think that settling down or being in a relationship can be boring, actually, they consider it as ‘Old school’. But you know what, if you never come under this league, perhaps, you will never experience the beauty of being in a relationship.

Relationships are not meant to be boring! In fact, being in a relationship makes your life beautiful and evolves you into a better individual.

Below are few reasons that’ll make you wonder how being in a relationship makes you a better person!

  1. A Relationship Rejuvenates You

Love is a very powerful feeling it makes us do things for others which we wouldn’t do for ourselves. A relationship changes you in a better person, your partner brings out the best in you. With your partner’s love and affection, they turn you into a better individual. Being in a relationship fills you with new hopes and aspirations.

  1. It changes your Attitude towards life

When single we usually only think about ourselves, act stubborn and resentful towards people and situations. But being in a relationship makes us think rationally and lowers down our ego and arrogance. It also invokes the sense of responsibility and a better understanding of life which we generally lack.

  1. You Start Feeling Good

The best part of being in a relationship is you start feeling happy and good about everything around. There is no space for stress or reasons to be depressed as two of you are always there to support each other and work towards the happiness of one another. Here, I would like to mention that this is the case of positive relations which are not forced.

  1. You Learn to Adjust

Every relationship demands adjustment, compromise, and sharing. When you get involved with someone the first thing which happens is you start adjusting according to your partners likes and dislikes. Slowly you start sharing your living space, you start making plans together and what not. being in a relationship teaches you how to express your love and care and how to keep your partners needs first.

  1. You Explore new things

The plus point of being in a relationship is your world expands, by this I mean you get to know about new things from you from a partner. You develop new likes and hobbies. You get exposed to a different kind of music, movies and if you both like reading then, books too ;). You also get a brand-new family and set of friends and cousins to hang out with.

  1. You feel Strong

Difficulties are part of life, we all face ups and downs, difficult situations in our lives. But having a partner by your side gives you the strength to fight any battle of life. Knowing that your partner has your back will give you the courage to go through any circumstances and come out with more positivity and belief that with that your partners help you can fight anything and everything

All relationships go through hell, only the real ones get through It …So, no matter how many girls or boys you have dated, there’ll come a time when you’ll realize the meaning of settling down with that special someone!

What Nirbhaya wants to appeal today for Praduman!! 4576

They ripped my body…

They ripped my dignity…..

They ripped my dreams…..

They ripped my life…………..and they are still alive…!!

If you remember me I am Nirbhaya, a girl who was brutally raped and left to die on 16th December’12’s night. I know it’s an old story now but I am here today because my soul is in pain and tormented once again…

I am suffocated, flustered and frightened too with news of Praduman brutally murdered and a little girl of 5yrs raped in their respective schools with in three days. My intestines were pulled outside my body and his throat was slit wide open….Oh Gosh!! You can’t imagine the pain and fear….Dictionary doesn’t and cannot have a word to describe what we went through..!

Okay, you said I was out for a movie at night… I was wrong and it was my mistake etc etc but I want to ask you today was Praduman also wrong in using a washroom of his school?? Was that little girl in a school uniform was wrongly dressed and out at a wrong time??

Please answer me……this goes to all those who are sitting on administrative chairs and are just concerned about how to remain seated on those positions forever. My question is to the lawmakers, to the ministers, to the officers….to the PM of this country.

Why can’t you frighten these monsters these devils like they frightened us? Me, Praduman…..&…&…

Yes, they frightened us to the extent that our souls are still trembling. Traumatize them…torture them as they did to us.

Where are you, the honorable human rights people?? Why don’t you stand with my and their and each such parent who has lost everything in their lives with us?

When you say ‘Human Rights’ its is for humans not for these demons. NO rapists have human rights…..

Give tortures ..give them trauma to the extent that each man with such sick mentality should get a shiver before even thinking of any such crime. Scare their souls…scare them to the hell…Do it NOW..NOW!

You named me…Nirbhaya(one who never fears)…let me tell you today…I was scared..really scared and I am scared today also. I am scared for each fellow girl…for each child out there…I am scared!

You made me celebrity over night. You named funds after me. No need of all this, if you really want to do something make your laws strict & deadly for rapists and molesters. No one should dare to touch anybody without his/her consent. Make my country safe for all women…for little ones. PLEASE!

Do what Yemen administration did to a child rapist and murderer. Punish them publicly…punish them as brutally as they were with us. It is my last appeal to you people.

Do it for me…for Praduman..for….for….

Do it so that there will be no more Nirbhayas and Pradumans…EVER!