Friday, April 16, 2010

"Guilty" or "Innocent"

Hey chanz, thanx yet again for tagging. I just enjoy doing this tag more than blogging.
And this one is very interesting.

RULE 1- You can only say Guilty or Innocent.

RULE 2- You are not allowed to explain anything unless someone messages you and asks!

RULE 3- Copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag to your friends to answer this.

Here i go..!!
Asked someone to marry you? Guilty

Ever kissed someone of the same sex? Innocent

Danced on a table in a bar? Guilty

Ever told a lie? Guilty

Had feelings for someone whom you can’t have back? Guilty

Kissed a picture? Guilty

Slept in until 5 PM? Guilty

Fallen asleep at work/school? Guilty

Held a snake? Gulity

Been suspended from school? Innocent

Worked at a fast food restaurant? Innocent

Stolen from a store? Innocent

Been fired from a job? Innocent

Done something you regret? Guilty

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? Guilty

Caught a snowflake on your tongue? Innocent

Kissed in the rain? Guilty

Sat on a roof top? Guilty

Kissed someone you shouldn't? Guilty

Sang in the shower? Guilty

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? Guilty

Shaved your head? Guilty

Had a boxing membership? Innocent

Made a boy/Girl friend cry? Guilty

Been in a band? Guilty

Shot a gun? Guilty

Donated Blood? Guilty

Eaten alligator meat? Innocent

Eaten cheesecake? Guilty

Still love someone you shouldn’t? Guilty

Have/had a tattoo? Innocent (now)

Liked someone, but will never tell who? Guilty

Been too honest? Guilty

Ruined a surprise? Guilty

Ate in a restaurant and got really bloated that you couldn’t walk afterward? Guilty

Erased someone in your friends list? Guilty

Dressed in a woman’s clothes (if you’re a guy) or man’s clothes (if you’re a girl)?Guilty

Joined a pageant? Guilty

Been told that you’re handsome or beautiful by someone who totally meant what they said? Guilty

Had communication with your ex? Guilty

Got totally drunk on the night before exam? Too many Guilts lol...

Got totally angry that you cried so hard? Guilty

oh...goshhhhhhh. too many guilts. m sorry folks. But i enjoyed doins this tag, as it was objective and crisp.

Tagging time now. let me take the honor of tagging my beloved bloggers :

1. Nipun Mittal.
2. Chandrika.
3. Surabhi Raist.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Eunuchs- the Trans genders

One of my close friend had a blog on cross dressing and the situation she has been facing for some time when the shifted to their new house. The comments dropped by the followers encouraged me to share the following information:.

"Today, everyone is talking about 33% reservation for women empowerment and need of reservation for the scheduled castes, tribes and other minor communities. Silently, a strange group of people are fading away from the society's view.

Who are they?
The Eunuchs- the Trans genders- the third sex- the kothis- the Hijra's.
Whatever be the name, they are one species of the HUMAN race who are born with a male physique and grow with a female psyche.

Is this their problem?
Of course not! It is the game played by nature during the maturity stage of the male sex. Purely the male sex. This is the stage when they enter into the stage of severe conflict about their own identity and get carried away by an urge to find a new identity. Unfortunately, denied any kind of social support.

Then another pain starts when they start seeking for a group of their own identity. When they join the group of eunuchs for social support, they need to take up a gender transformation surgery (process of removing the male genital organs). Since this kind of surgery is still not legally recognized, they are done in the most haphazard manner i.e., other eunuchs (Guru amma) performing it in the most unhygienic conditions. No anesthetics- no theaters. The surgery is over. One can here realize the pain a eunuch is undergoing during and after the process of this surgery. If at all some private hospitals do such a surgery, they charge a handsome amount as it is against the law.

When people long for recognition, they are the ones who do not want to be or dwell in the fear of being identified. It is because of the wrong projection of these transgenders by the media. How do we come to know about them?

* Clapping their hands
* Asking for money during good occasions
* Making odd movements
* Unusual dressing

Are they just this? How do they live? What kind of security does this society or Government offers them? This is a question left unanswered so long. Because they are totally ignored by the society, these eunuchs are pushed into a state of taking up sex work or begging as their means for livelihood that too under severe harassment of the Gundas and the police.

When they are out of their homes, if at all they have any,

* How do they travel?
* Do they get a seat?
* Which toilet will they use?
* Whom will they marry?
* Who will protect them in their final days?

These are some issues that pester the ultimate existence of the transgenders. Should they go through such a pain for the biological craziness? Why do we- educated, supposed to be rational human beings- absolutely ignore the existence of the third sex? When we know that there is a third sex, why don't the columns in application forms carry an extra word in the column of sex? Just because of this issue these people are devoid of

* Their citizenship rights
* Property rights
* Human rights
* Right to vote
* Eligibility for passport
* Obtaining driving license
* Ration card
* Opening a bank account
* Enjoying any Government scheme

Since this exploitation starts at the schools itself, they fear to face such an environment, thus discontinuing their studies. So no education- no job- no earning – no savings. How do we expect them to live? Because they are eunuchs, they need to pay more house rentals and face many such problems."

There is a strong need for a more sensitive approach in exploring these issues is required. The Government, NGO's and common people should start focusing their attention on addressing the needs of the third sex. As an educated class, we should strive to work for the advancement of this gender through:

Exploring opportunities and suggesting possibilities to the policy makers.

Courtesy: Ms. G. Barani

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

They walk amongst us !!

My neighbor bought a new fridge for her house. To get rid of the old fridge, she put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: 'Free to good home. You want it, you take it...'

For the next three days the fridge sat there without anyone looking twice. she eventually decided that people were too mistrustful of this deal. So she changed the sign to read: 'Fridge for sale Rs 1000.'

The next day someone stole it!


While driving way back home from the office, I stopped at Mc Donald's and ordered some fries.

The girl behind the counter said "would you like some fries with that?"


One day I was walking down the beach with some friends when someone shouted....
'Look at that dead bird!'

Someone looked up at the sky and said...'where?'


While looking at a house, my brother asked the estate agent which direction was north because he didn't want the sun waking him up every morning.

She asked, 'Does the sun rise in the north?'

My brother explained that the sun rises in the east and has for sometime.

She shook her head and said, 'Oh, I don't keep up with all that stuff.......'


My colleague and I were eating our lunch in our cafeteria, when we overheard an admin girl talking about the
sunburn she got on her weekend drive to the beach.

She drove down in a convertible, but said she 'didn't think she'd get sunburned because the car was moving'.


My sister-in-law has a lifesaving tool in her car which is designed to cut through a seat belt if she gets trapped.

She keeps it in the car trunk.


I was hanging out with a friend when we saw a woman with a nose ring attached to an earring by a chain. My friend said, 'Ouch! The chain must rip out every time she turns her head!"

I had to explain that a person's nose and ear remain the same distance apart no matter which way the head is turned....


Recently i had a business trip to Patna and I couldn't find my luggage at the airport baggage area and went to the lost luggage office and reported the loss.

The woman there smiled and told me not to worry because she was a trained professional and said I was in good hands.

'Now,' she asked me, 'Has your plane arrived yet?'....
(Thank god, i landed safe..!!)


While waiting for my order at a pizza parlor I observed a man ordering a small pizza. He appeared to be alone and the person on the other side of the counter asked him if he would like it cut into 4 pieces or 6. He thought about it for some time then said 'Just cut it into 4 pieces;

I don't think I'm hungry enough to eat 6 pieces.