Friday, August 05, 2005

FRIENDSHIP


Friendship day is around the corner.the word "friend",means a lot to me. friends are the only people who care more about us apart from the fact that they are not related to us.i am so lucky to have a friend like that.u know we come across many friends in our life,the friend during our first day in school,friends in our middle school,high school and friends in our locality.friends are always there in all parts of our life.but mostly as we grow, we jus lose touch with them,and in due course we find a new friend and life goes on. but there is always a friend, who jus come into life like magic,spread her/his love in our life and is always there when we want them the most. such a friend is there in everyones life and such a friend is there for me.she is a distant cousin,but we grew together.we are of same age,we did different schooling and different colleges.but she is the one who knows everything abt me the goods and the bads,the joys and sorrows.she is there in every part of my life and she is in my heart forever. we share our views abt everything under the sun. when a friend becomes something more than a friend, such as a mother when we are under emotional pressure, as a sister, as a philosopher ,as everything in our life,then she is the one for us.thats what friendship is .i luv my cousin who is more than a friend to me.the thought that she is there for me ,when nobody is ,gives me the strength to overcome any kind of obstacles in life. i hope everyone out there has a friend like her.
"HAPPY FRIENDSHIP DAY"

Monday, August 01, 2005

Arranged marriages

i always wonder why in the whole world india is still the most affected due to intercaste,inter religion clashes.these obstacles can be overcome when the real people in india realise that secularism is not only for the country ,it should be practised by the people.in older days (may be 50 years back)people were not much prone to this advancement in science and in those days people did not really come forward and move freely in the society.women were not allowed to come out of their houses and were not free to move among men.but now women have advanced a lot,they come out for studies ,they work and they lead a good life.but when the term marriage comes about almost seventy five percent of the parents think that their children should marry the person who they arrange by means of caste,religion and very importantly by astrology.the parents want their children to excel in studies,in job,in knowledge.these can be attained only when the children come out and move with the society.so they get a chance to meet many people.they are free to think and they are capable to choose their life partners,but they are not allowed to do so.in very rural areas in the country,even in this century there are clashen taking place between different caste people when there an intercaste marriage takes place.it is pity to hear and see these things.i know it will take time for the older gen to accept things like things,but for how long.the main reason the parents do not support the intercaste marriages is that they fear their society.they have to come out of these things.things are moving fast and we must adapt ourselves to the changing times,without affecting others.it is high time people care for others and the society only for the good reasons,not for their pride and honour alone.