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By- Khushi Bisht
The Nanking Massacre, also known as the Rape of Nanking, was one of the worst massacres committed during the Sino-Japanese war that resulted in the outbreak of World War II in Asia. Thousands of Chinese people, including troops and civilians, were massacred by Imperial Japanese Army forces in the Chinese city of Nanking over the course of six weeks in late 1937.
It is one of history’s most heinous memories. The horrific incident resulted in the sexual harassment and murder of between 20,000 and 80,000 women. Nanking, at that point the capital of Nationalist China, was left in vestiges, and it would require a very long time for the city and its residents to recuperate from the savage assaults.
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When Europe was combating the Nazis, China was defending itself against the Japanese invasion. They fought valiantly, losing up to 20 million people in the process of preventing the Japanese Empire from occupying most of East Asia and the Pacific. There were as many as 17 million Chinese civilians killed in the conflict. They were helpless and defenseless people, and most of them were subjected to inhuman brutality before being killed.
The Japanese set their sights on Nanking after a gruesome victory in Shanghai during the Sino-Japanese War. Nanking was engulfed in rape and murder well before the Japanese Army arrived. On their way through China, the Japanese Army was brutalizing and looting in China, with clear instructions to destroy all captives.
When the Japanese Forces arrived in Nanking, they started to be more ruthless. They would go door-to-door, pulling females and even younger kids out of their homes and aggressively gang-rapping them. Hundreds of thousands of women were raped, and entire families were slaughtered. The aged and children were also abducted for execution. The Japanese burned and completely destroyed one-third of Nanking’s properties as part of their plan to eradicate the region.
The Rape of Nanking became a game for the invading army at times. Toshiaki Mukai and Tsuyoshi Noda, two soldiers from Japan, competed in a competition to see who could kill 100 people with their swords first. The actual casualty count in the Nanking Massacre is still unknown. The vast majority of bodies were charred, dumped, or otherwise disposed of in order to erase proof of the crimes committed. For months following the attack, many bodies littered the streets.
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Iwane Matsui and Hisao Tani, a lieutenant general who had himself engaged in acts of murder, torture, and assault were held guilty of genocide and executed by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East soon after WWII ended.
Sino-Japanese ties are still tainted by resentment over the events in Nanking. Japan has caused unimaginable misery in China, and a heartfelt apology to the Tens of Millions of people who have suffered as a result of Japanese violence is way overdue. Japanese nationalists have denied the real existence of the massacre and used it for political purposes.
Savitribai Khanolkar with husband Major General Vikram Khanolkar.Photo found on Google Images
IANSlife brings you the co-founder of YES MADAM, Mayank Arya who speaks of the benefits of at-home salon services.
We all prefer comfort over anything and everything. Nothing is more comfortable than getting everything under your own roof. One of the most amazing perks of subscribing to an at-home salon service provider is that you can watch your favourite TV show or OTT series while having your hair treated or nails done. Amidst, Covid-19 and working from home some of the beauty services can be taken simultaneously. Getting beauty services at your home keeps you relaxed and calm. During festivals when you are already busy the on-demand salon services can do wonders for your mind, body and soul.
Usually many customers have problems related to hygienic surroundings. Of course, they do not know if the place is properly sanitized or not. For such kinds of customers "At home Beauty services" is nothing but the most appropriate option. There is something about being in a familiar environment that makes you feel at total comfort instantly and allows you to enjoy the treatment in a much better way. Create your own bubble with the most appropriate hygienic conditions according to your requirements and take the at-home salon services.
The biggest and the major concern during the times of the Covid-19 pandemic. In the duration of time where the whole world is fighting a virus, we all need to be extra careful about exposure to any kind of infection. With at-home salon services, you do not have to expose yourself to dozens of people on your way but you can allow yourself to enjoy excellent services within the safety of your home. With vaccinated beauticians, it becomes much safer to get the treatments done. In at-home salon services, the beauticians wear a PPE kit that includes a mask, gloves, bodysuit, and a face shield. They utilize only monodose (single-use) products. Moreover, they also sanitize the area where the set-up is done to deliver the services.
Sometimes, even if you book an appointment, you have to travel a lot far and still the beautician keeps you waiting. The in-house beauty treatment services are much more flexible. It's all up to you, one can book the date and time whenever they need the service, and the beautician will be there at your doorstep. If it is a busy week or an impromptu decision, one can always rely on the on-demand salon services.
. The in-house beauty treatment services are much more flexible. | Photo by engin akyurt on Unsplash
The session with family and friends
Who doesn't love to gossip around and chill with friends and family while getting their manicure and pedicure done? There are so many nosy customers while you visit the salon that just kills your buzz. But a salon at home with your friends and family especially during the times of festivals provide you with the most relaxing and happy vibes.
With the up-gradation in technology, the on-demand salon services do not let you pile up the house chores. While you are working from home and want to get your house festive ready with services like pest control, sanitization, sofa cleaning, carpet cleaning, kitchen cleaning, bathroom cleaning at-home services like Yes Madam always keep you sorted.
(Article originally written by: N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
Keywords: salon, pandemic, safety, hygiene, family, friends, comfort
By Aishwarya Jain
Also, lowering down the crime level would act as a major factor towards a happy society. People who witness crimes, or come across evidence of a crime in their local area, can suffer anxiety and may feel demoralised or powerless. We should also teach them to stop judging people by materialistic things and accept everyone with all their flaws. Media plays an important role in making society happy because they have the power of reaching out to billions of people and helping them out through a solution-based approach.
As per Aishwarya Jain, the Founder of IM Happiness, a social community that works to increase awareness of mental well-being, "Every great leader always talks about building a happier society from Chanakya to J.R.D. Tata. As J.R.D Tata said, "I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country". Happiness makes good things happen. It actually promotes positive outcomes. It's high time corporates start taking importance of mental well-being like it's happening around the world. Last week, Nike became the latest company to close its offices for a week to give employees a mental health break. That's after LinkedIn, Bumble, and Hootsuite have all shut down their offices for a week this year to address mental health. I think the global revolution of happiness has started."
Our brains are literally hardwired to perform at their best not when they are negative or even neutral, but when they are positive. Yet in today's world, we ironically sacrifice happiness for success only to lower our brain's success rate . When we are happy -- when our mindset and mood are positive -- we are smarter, more motivated, and thus more successful. Happiness is the centre, and success revolves around it. IM Happiness is a community that believes happiness is a skill to be enhanced by training and practice. The team works day and night to help the sufferers get rid of their mental chaos and teach them the skill of being optimistic and happy in every situation, either favourable or adverse. They work on the aim of the United Nations Goals of promoting good health and well-being and have worked closely with the organisation. The team is utilizing the power of Science and Spirituality in achieving this aim.
IM Happiness is initiating a new campaign, 'Hello Happiness'. | Photo by Dylan Sauerwein on Unsplash
IM Happiness is initiating a new campaign, 'Hello Happiness'. The campaign unites 30+ celebrities from across the country to have a surprise conversation with selected people in India. Ranveer Brar, Daniel Weber, Masoom Minawala Mehta and Ash King are some of the celebrities who will be a part of this campaign. With this campaign, the community wants to help people deal with their emotions and to motivate them. The campaign is free of cost and the nominee just has to register, wherein the unique algorithm will connect the nominee with a celebrity or other mentors on a call according to their keywords.
The community is trying to bring a change but it is the society's accumulative effort to spread awareness and to make oneself happy. We should try to start small and it will eventually make a great difference because a better society allows us to lead a better life.
(Article originally published on IANS by N. Lothungbeni Humtsoe) (IANS/ MBI)
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