Is money our weakness?

What do you require the most- money or identity?

Doesn’t that go side-by-side? Without money you have no identity and without any identity you have no money! So what would you want to strive for? I am not saying that if you want money, you have no identity and if you want identity, you have no money. But if you had to wish for something after knowing that you’ll get it for sure, what would you ask for?

  I’m sure you know what you want and it’s quite obvious that most of you will ask for money because that’s what we really need to live, isn’t it? Without money a person can’t be “schooled”, he can’t have decent friends; he can’t set limits for himself once he becomes a teenager because he hasn’t been told of what is good and bad for him. So what exactly is the role of money in our lives? Can it be a source from nothing to something? Or it’s just how a person who was born in the same sense as a beggar out on the street, lives day in and day out with no limitations and a luxury budget beyond any margin.
I asked only one question to young students about what they require the most. And here are a few answers.

Tanushree Bhattacharya says, “If identity alone makes me happy then I shall only want that more than money and if money alone makes me happy then I shall want that too!”

Ronak Sharma says, “Can’t decide because without money a person wouldn’t bother to ask your identity and with identity, who can never earn money.”

Samira Shaikh says, “I would require money because who cares about identity because if you have money, people have no choice but to take notice of you. Today’s world works that way!”

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Special protection for working women in India

 The police stations are to be directed by the state government regarding the security of working women, especially journalists. Female journalists can now inform nearby a police station about their assignments and will be accompanied by one security officer, mostly a female constable for security purposes.

“We understand there are sectors where women work odd hours instead of the usual 9-5 timings. In such fields, women are often required to travel at night on assignment. The government will do everything possible to give them security,” Patil said.

Promises like special protection at isolated spots, providing more staff on local trains and taking frequent special drives against drug addicts loitering around railway stations, were given to female journalists.

This would ensure a much secure atmosphere for working women who usually go about their daily schedule from 9-5pm. The government has taken some more auspicious steps for women around the country.


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Guidelines to all police stations

Maharashtra government has told Bombay High court that it will soon issue guidelines to all police stations in the state on how to deal with complaints of ex-communication which are received and if they disclose commission of cognizable offences, then, proceed to investigate them in accordance with law and bring the guilty to book.

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22-year-old female photographer gang-raped in old Mahalaxmi mill in Mumbai on 22nd August 2013

A complaint of rape was filed at the N M Joshi Marg police station just a few hours after a group of five men raped a 22-year-old photographer and beat up her colleague at an abandoned mill close to the railway tracks in the Mahalaxmi area sometime around 4pm on Thursday. The photographer and her colleague were working on a magazine project for which they came to explore the area around the mill. The 2 colleagues were somewhere close to the mill area when 5 men came up to them complaining that they had trespassed into “restricted railway property” and needed to meet their “senior officer” regarding the same. While walking inside the mill three out of five men pounced on the girl and her colleague. They didn’t spare any heed and bashed up the colleague before they turned to the innocent girl. She was raped brutally, as now she is going through internal bleeding and some severe injuries. After which they left the mill area leaving the two in a horrific condition. A few hours later both of them contacted their family members and friends and filed a complaint immediately.

The incident happened just too easily but the tortured victims did not hold back. They filed a complaint against the rapists and sketches are now being circulated around the city to ensure that the suspects are to be found and punished.

A special squad has been formed by the local police as well as the crime branch to probe into the case and investigators have fanned out across the city to trace the accused.

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RTO to keep check on driving school instructors

The RTO will impart special training on road safety to 50 driving school instructors in Mumbai on Thursday. Instructors from around 50 driving schools assembled at the Tardeo RTO premises on 22nd August 2013, Thursday to carry out training to ensure that those enrolling at driving schools are safe drivers to deserve licenses.

A pregnant woman slapped a BEST bus conductor

The Powai police on Thursday arrested a pregnant woman for slapping a BEST bus conductor for not returning the change after she bought the ticket.

At 10.30am Soumeya Shaikh was arrested as she got angry at a bus conductor for not returning the change and ended up slapping him in public twice.  The drama lasted for nearly 30 minutes until beat marshals took them to the police station. Police have made driver Manoj Pawar an eyewitness. The incident took place in bus no 421 to Ghatkopar.


A memorial for Padmini Cabs in Mumbai

The Mumbai Taximen Union proposed a memorial, in remembrance of the Padmini cabs. A government resolution issued last month regarding the Padmini taxis in Mumbai to be replaced with the latest models of taxi cars, has not only let down the people, but also the taxi-drivers in Mumbai. Greeting the Padmini taxi is a little too tough as they define our city’s prestige and history. It’s not by choice that some of the taxi drivers have to use to new updated vehicles for work.

A government resolution issued last month reduced the number of years a taxi can run on city roads from 25-20 years. Since, the Padmini taxi falls in this age bracket, they will be taken off the road before July 31, the days of the Premier Padminis are numbered.

A tribute to the Padminis is sure, as they have been on the road of Mumbai’s street for the past 53 years, will soon become just a very escalating history. Surviving the toughest of seasons and conditions, the Padmini taxi is going to be remembered for a long time.


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