Love letter to the banned books…

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The tittle of my post is borrowed from an article of SAYANTANI DAS GUPTA  which forced me to pen down few thoughts ……

In the article writer taught her University students an upper division literature course titled “BANNED BOOKS FROM AROUND THE WORLD”….

She further mentions the books she included in the course…

1- Joseph Anton by Salman Rushdie

2- The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part Time Indian by Sherman Alexis

3-The kite Runner by Khaled Hoseini…

4- An Area of Darkness by V.S. Naipaul

5- The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

6- Lihaaf by Ismat Chughtai

And many more….

Literature helps young people realize that they are not alone in the world….Books inculcate the improved Imagination, Communication, Analysis, Empathy, Agility and understanding….

My first reaction after reading the title of article was…Why ban books??
“People who ban books are like people on diets who get mad at someone for eating a doughnut”….If you don’t like it…don’t read it….

But as The challenge is complex the over simplified solution will definitely not work here….

The banned books have elements that can cause disturbance in one or the other way depending upon the contents in it…..

After reading a couple of short stories from above mentioned books …My view on the topic slightly changed….The books with high level of profanity,or capable of inciting religious violence or hurting national sentiments could be approved or not????

We live in a highly complex world where “One person’s normal is the other person’s provocative”…….

All the violent and challenged things in the world will come to light for everyone and pretending they are not there or trying to erase them instead of embracing will be our fault….

The book challenges are often motivated by the desire to protect us in the world where points of view vary….
Its also respectful and kind….

              Problem arises when an organized group want to dictate the reading selection according to their own choice…..

Reading what’s familiar is like hearing echoes of yourself ….Complex books teach how to analyze and argue….

An ultimate solution of this problem couldn’t be found easily….but may be we can succeed by drawing a boundary line somewhere …..which exists above our comfort zone but within the reality…which allows us to discover but not disturb on the basis of obnoxious facts…..which open welcoming hands for the truth and is not shyed away by the society……

Revelling in joy….

Hello lovely bloggers….🙋🙋

I am so very happpyyyy as the festive season is all set to start:):)

I am going home on Diwali…and I can’t express how happy I am…😁😁

My room mates told … that I have started smiling during my sleep from last 2 days…All I dream about is home sweet home …That’s the height of happiness 😅😅😅

By the way I am all set with the Diwali spirit…🙌🙌🎆🎊🎉🎇
 
By that …I means apart from clothes I’ve bought colors for making Rangoli😍😍 I love lights … hope our house will be decorated by Dhanteras….Woweeeeeee👼👼👼

I know…I am over reacting.. and this post also sounds equally stupid:? as my previous posts…
But I am helpless…what to do…
I am going home after a long break and I can’t wait to see everyone…

I wish my mom likes the Kurta I got for her…She is so choosy …which scares me completely when I am shopping for her…😱😱
She rarely likes something….and I
Rarely reject something completely…
That’s how it works😅😅

All ready for the blast here I come everyone…

To all those who are still reading this mad post…
Lots of love…😍😍😘😘😘😘

Grateful…

Hello dear friends….

Hope all of you are doing good…

I am feeling quite unusual right now… as I am going to write a post after a long gap…

Right now I am completely stucked in my studies…rest of the life seems to be on hold….

The reason behind this post is an incidence which occurred few hours before with me…and when I reached back to hostel …I couldn’t stop myself from writing about it…

At present I am in Allahabad for my studies…which is a complete strange city for me…with no local guardian or relatives over here…

I usually spend the whole week   following the same monotonous routine…On Sundays (sometimes) My classes are off….

Hanuman Mandir at Civil lines Allahabad offers perfect tranquility…I feel calm and settled after visiting that place…

So today I decided to go there at evening…
The weather was not supportive…
My friends were busy…
I was completely in the need to go there as I got this Sunday after a long gap  …So I went alone…

The visit was good…I felt relieved after spending some time there…

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The weather was getting horrible so I decided to return before the rain starts… After waiting for 10 minutes I got an e- rickshaw ….After some time the driver stopped the rickshaw and asked me to get off…that wasn’t exactly the place I mentioned him ..He  got 3 passengers for opposite route so he was just not ready to listen anything he got paid
and left…

I decided not to argue with that rude man as it was worthless, but in my heart I cursed him…the place where he left me was lonely …no body around and it was dark already…I am not so good in remembering the ways …and I was not able to figure out where was I exactly?

I never felt so helpless in my whole life …Getting lost with no one around…it started raining slowly and I was almost crying  inside …

I spotted a cycle rickshaw finally and told the address but my bad I was so disturbed that  …I said it civil lines in place of the exact address which made me reach the temple again after some time…

I was completely lost in my head… I told him everything … Now any other person could have taken benefit of that situation by demanding  more money …or may have escaped from the situation …but that middle aged guy was angel in disguise for me…

He listened the whole situation  and asked me to stay calm… Finally after understanding my exact address He took me from the correct route telling me the landmark places …I should remember … while traveling in that area….

When I reached my familiar area , I told him..I can go on my own now…but he left me at my hostel….I paid him and thanked for his help.

I reached my place … safe and sound
Few words discussed by one of my teacher started echoing in my head….” Aaj ki duniya me Imandaar vahi hai jise mauka ni mila…agar kisi ki Imandari parakhani hai to use Mauka de ke dekho”…

The guy who helped me was not  from the highly educated crowd …which is ready to give long lectures on the right code of conduct for the society anytime, but is far behind when it comes to materialize those things …He was a normal man who was honest to his job….

With a grateful heart I dedicate this post to that kind guy…

Signing off till next time…

Stay happy…Stay blessed….

Blogger Recognition Award….:)

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Heya! 😘😘

Got nominated for Blogger Recognition Award..:)  by my very dear friend…
You can check her beautiful blog here
http://kindandbold.wordpress.com

My journey as a blogger….

It will be difficult to write in few words..how much I have learned and shared at this platform…Its fun to have friends and positivity around…and I get both of it here on WordPress….
So yeahhhh I love this place and I want to thanks everyone who  ready to listen my nonsense thoughts and haven’t left me still…Hahaha😂😂

Piece of Advice to other bloggers-

Well I assume everyone here is better than me….when it comes to blogging but still …. here I go with some suggestions…..

1. Please avoid writing lengthy posts…instead write it in parts if you want ..to maintain the readers interest.

2. Learn to accept the difference of opinion …and move on…You are not born to change others viewpoint. 

My nominations…
   
1. http://apkphotography17.wordpress.com
2. http://manjeetwhatif.wordpress.com
3.http://justnotrandom.wordpress.com

Rules..
1- Write a post showing your award.
2- Thank the person  who nominated you.
3- Write your journey as blogger here.
4- Write a piece of advice for fellow bloggers.
5- Nominate others…

My nominations are for acknowledging the gr8 work at your blogs:):)
No one is forced to participate in this .

Take Care ….Eid Mubarak to everyone:)

Har Har Mahadev……🙌

Heya! lovely friends….🙋

I went on a trip to “Banaras” / “Varanasi”  recently……:):)

So here I am ….to share some pics n memories😇😇

Please forgive me if you don’t like the pictures…..”My photography skills are horrible than CONJURING- 2″😂😂😂

So the first place was “Vishvanath temple”…..situated in the campus of “Banaras Hindu University”..

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The best and memorable experience from my list is the next at “Dashasvamedh Ghat”……the pure and powerful “Ganga Arti”…..:):)

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The preparation starts here by…..

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And the Arti starts…….

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It was one of the most serene experience of my life…..:):)

The prime temple…”KASHI VISHVANATH” temple…..

It was difficult to reach there as the streets are narrow….crowd is big….security is tight and the weather at present has turned to “Dragon Monster” spiting fire on everyone……😣😣😦

But as we reached the temple …..a strong positive aura was in the air….The powerful “Trishul” above  the temple plated with gold……The presence of super power could be felt there….😇😇😇

Cellphones etc.. were not permitted in there…..So here is the googled image of temple…..

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The journey concluded with happy memories….

Wishing Lord Shiva bless everyone with health….wealth and happiness…..😇😇

Om Namah Shivay……