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What have we not contributed to the world? Why are we being divided?

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Make most of the Indian hemp seed and sow it everywhere

                                                                                                  George Washington

 

Watch this video—I AM INDIAN

The above video is written and performed by a  renowned US-based Comedian Rajiv Satyal. Following is the sum up of what Rajiv says in this video:

We as Indians are today being divided as East-Asians, North-Asians and South-Asians, But why? We are “Indians” solely Indians. Then why are we being divided once again into different groups repeating what the British did to us years back.

India being the third largest economy in the world with a population of 1.3 million why is being pushed towards the verge of ethnic division? Just because an Indian is born in a different country, lives in a different country, sounds like this and eats like that. NO. All this doesn’t mean that we have lost our nationality and patriotism. Our HEARTS are Indian.

India is not just good in numbers, but in its people as well. We haven’t left any scope for the world to not identify us. We are charming, after all; we have given the world iconic singers. From Ravi Shankar to Zubin Mehta to Asha Bhosle to Lata Mageshkar, our music industry is flourished with the best voices. Our romantic Bollywood films and the allure of Kama Sutra are famous all over the world.

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We are brainy, we are the ones who invented numbers. We gifted the world the greatest mathematicians like Aryabhata and Srinivasa. We are doctors, engineers and techies. And when we mind our business, we Indians are the third wealthiest ethnic group in America.

We welcome the world for Yoga, to taste our scrumptious cuisine and turning cricket into a multi-billion sport. We meditate, we practice Ayurveda and we have everything-chess, flush toilets, wireless communication, arranged marriages, monuments, scriptures, temples, churches, Gurdwaras and DEMOCRACY.

Our motherland is magical and mystical -with Mahatma Gandhi, Abdul Kalam, Jawaharlal Nehru, Pandits and Gurus being born to it. We preach Dharma, Karma and religious tolerance. We have kismet and Reincarnation. And no matter where you live, which country you belong to, what color you have, what religion you practice, you are WELCOME TO INCREDIBLE INDIA!

JAI HIND!!

With inputs from Shubhi Mangla. Twitter @shubhi_mangla

 

 

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Jaipur Literature Festival Takes A Questionable Stand On The #MeToo Movement

JLF's fast spreading presence in the international arena, calls for a more substantial stand on its part, as far as #MeToo is concerned.

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After several star speakers of the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival, including C.P. Surendran, Suhel Seth and Chetan Bhagat, among others, have been accused of sexually harassing multiple women, on the sidelines of the popular lit fest, the organisers, in a cautiously worded one-sentence tweet on Thursday, have supported the rising tide of the #MeToo campaign in India — but questions still remain.

“The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival unequivocally stands by the women who have courageously spoken out for equity and dignity and is committed to supporting and amplifying their voices,” the official handle of the JLF said in a tweet on Thursday.

The statement came two days after a petition was started on www.change.org by writer-editor Rajni George, asking its organisers to support the #MeToo India and stand up “against sexual harassment”.

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“We write today regarding the serious and credible allegations of sexual harassment made recently against a number of men in and around the literary world, as part of the MeToo movement in India.

“We, the undersigned, are dismayed, saddened and angered by these accounts. We admire the work that the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) undertakes. As India’s largest and most recognised literature festival, we believe JLF is ideally placed to take the lead in addressing this urgent issue,” George’s petition said.

JLF’s response in the one-line tweet is general, and does not specifically mention whether any of the allegations that have now surfaced were earlier brought to the notice of the organisers.

It also does not make it clear whether the doors of the festival will remain closed for the accused in its future editions, or not. It further makes no comment whatsoever on several instances that are said to have taken place on the sidelines of the annual event.

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Sanjoy K. Roy, with writers Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple as co-directors, has been instrumental in bringing societal issues to the fore.

Notably, many of the accused have featured in prominent sessions at what is described as the “greatest literary show on Earth”, and, in many instances, the festival has been instrumental in increasing their popularity as well as readership.

On its part, JLF, produced by Teamwork Arts, headed by Sanjoy K. Roy, and with writers Namita Gokhale and William Dalrymple as co-directors, has been instrumental in bringing societal issues to the fore. In fact, the 2018 edition of the festival in January this year had come to a close with a hard-hitting debate on #MeToo, long before the campaign gained momentum in India.

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Many in the literary circles feel the benchmark that JLF has itself set over the course of its journey, its coming of age and gradual but distinct shift from controversies to substance in the recent years, its fast spreading presence in the international arena, calls for a more substantial stand on its part, as far as #MeToo is concerned. (IANS)