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Odd Socks!

Ever felt you need to blend in a crowd ? Have you felt you are target for bullies? Tuesday, November 12 is Odd Socks Day. It is an awareness building preventive exercise during anti-bullying week. It encourages people to wear a pair of odd socks to celebrate individuality and allow them to express themselves by showing how unique they are. “Odd Socks Day is such a simple awareness raiser.

 Many schools are introducing this to their students. This may seem silly at first but it is for a very important cause. So I hope everyone takes part in this program and inform all friends, family and colleagues.

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MENTAL HEALTH is important!

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When you first see or hear the word mental health, what is the first thing that comes to your mind?

There is a lot of stigma attached to even talking about mental health. It’s a taboo and so people hide their problems.

Mental health can include many things like daily emotions. Sometimes they can turn negative, leaving you feeling trapped.

You feel really stressed out some times. Then slowly you feel relieved when you sit back and relax. Ways of relaxing change form person to person.

Ever felt like a stream of negative thoughts that keeps flowing through your mind and you can’t seem to stay focused in school or at work? This sometimes may not leave your back even when you try to relax like how you normally do.

That might be because you are going through some very hard times like depression, anxiety etc.

You may feel better after talking to someone. It can be your friend, parents, a counselor etc. or you may be able to take your mind off it like playing a sport, dancing, listening to songs or just about anything you enjoy doing.

If you feel you cannot bring yourself to doing that, you need to take medical help. Forget what people might think. You simply have to go get help. You have to do that because you might just realize that you have the potential to help someone else.

So remember mental health is as important as physical health. Keep taking breaks when you need it. It will affect you really bad if you don’t.


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The new dawn of the 21st century has produced a modern society with a broader mindset to accept a little change in life. Many systems of the medieval century such as slavery have been abolished for the betterment of the society due to many open minded and willing group of activists. Its high time yet another system be changed to accommodate the mindset of this modern society. One such system of justice which made many people especially human rights activists to raise their voices for true justice to be served in the practice of capital punishment or rather say death penalty. Is justice really passed by executing the convict? Is there a possibility where the innocent is accused and killed? .

Since the beginning of civilizations until the 19th century, execution was the only means to of justice. As centuries passed the advent of prisons led to a decrease in these executions. So its quite the time that we abolish death penalty as we now know in this century that its not the the best form of justice. The only thing you are doing with a death penalty is doing another unjust act by taking a life, the stains it leaves on that society can never be washed away. We don’t steal from the thieves nor do we rape the rapers, so then why execute the murderers.

One might often ask, Why should death penalty be abolished if the criminal if being punished? How is there any injustice when you put the guilty for a trial?

Firstly, capital punishment should be abolished because its a bloody act of violence which violates one of the most basic human right, the right to life. How can such a cruel, inhumane and degrading punishment even be a part of justice? Secondly, our history has proven a lot. There were many instances where death penalties were carried out at random, a miscarriage in justice occurred and even juvenile offenders were executed.

In the 15000 to 16000 homicides in the US only 120 people were executed, all chosen at random. There were times when people were killed just because of whom they love. Many were killed for being a part of the LGBT community. Innumerable innocents were sentenced to death for someone else’s crimes, since he was executed it couldn’t be reversed. Only if he was imprisoned would he have a chance to have another life. But one of the biggest sins committed was of executing juvenile offenders. The youngest ever was a new born infant having being born during the mothers execution for heresy.. I was startled to have heard such an incident. How could the people kill a new born infant who wasn’t even aware of the world around him? How could the people not find the compassion for an innocent wailing soul? What was most astonishing was that the priests themselves approved for this inhumane act which almost every religion is against.

You can’t really weep about the past, the only thing to do is change the future. Many countries have eradicated capital punishment for juvenile offenders and instead they are given counselling and jail time according to their crimes.

Another reason to abolish death penalty is because of the injustice by discrimination, many a times the lower class people would receive a death penalty than upper class people. Researchers in the US have proved that the white American community is more likely support to support death penalty if it’s applied to an African American.

It has also been proved that the countries with a high death penalty also have a high crime rate, thus proving its ineffectiveness. One other unnoticed point is that a huge amount of money could is saved by just abolishing death penalty. In the state of Oregon, US, it is estimated that $2.3 million could be saved by exterminating the practice of capital punishment. This amount could be diverted for the assistance and counseling of the affected families.

So don’t you think such a brutal, unjust and immoral act should be abolished completely? But the problem comes here. If death penalty is abolished then won’t some people escape after committing a brutal crime such as mass murder? Won’t people take advantage of this system?

Thus, I don’t support a complete abolishment of capital punishment. Fear has to be instated in the people so that they will think twice before committing a crime. I believe that death penalty should be given to those who have committed a crime which has affected a society as a whole such a massacre or bombing. Capital punishment should be abolished for crimes such as espionage or financial crimes and jail time should be given instead. In 1945, at the first attempts of abolishing capital punishment only 8 nations signed for so. Progress has been noticed ever since, the number of countries to abolish death penalty have increased while the number of penalties have came down drastically. The UN states that as of 2017 “some 170 states  have abolished or introduced a moratorium on the death penalty either in law or in practice or have suspended execution for more than a decade.”  China , for example has had a decrease in death penalties from 12,000 in 2002 to 3000 in 2012, this sure is a great sign of improvement. In 2017, at least 2591 death sentences were recorded in 53 countries, a change from previous occurring.

Certainly a universal abolishment on death penalty can be attained. While an alternative for this inhumane form of justice could be found such as life imprisonment for certain crimes.  The death penalty is just the easy way out, it’s the option to kill the single problem committed by a few people only. According to me the best alternative is  imprisonment, the prisoners should be taught a skill such as tailoring and other handicraft work so that they receive a second chance in life. By doing this the society will also be benefited.

We have already come a long way; this reflects a greater international recognition of the state of human rights. It’s high time for new age to emerge with new amendments to abolish capital punishment

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Is Social media 😈 ?

This post is dedicated to few of my old friends who had trouble with social media.

Social Media

Some of you may think that “what’s up with this title !”. I am not saying that social media is evil, but the way we use it causes trouble. Today I’m expressing my point of view on this topic.

Social media’s a brilliant innovation to our society. It has a dark side, but it’s normal that all things have a darker side. What’s important is how to control or use it. 

Social Media has a lot of positives and negatives. Lets start with some of the positives of social media.

  • Communicate to your loved ones and friends.
  • Can connect to people who lives far away.
  • Helps in expanding business.
  • Easier to extract information.
  • Spread in Ads and peaceful messages and more.

Now the negative of Social Media

  • Have a poor mental and physical health.
  • Cyberbullying
  • Having a fear missing out any experience.
  • Unrealistic expectations in life.
  • Addiction

Anyway, the main point to my topic is just arriving

The start of using social media negatively begins when people don’t have a substitute for spending time. When people are tired of their work or bored they start to use social media. Some other people when they feel low or highly positive they immediately go to social media.

This will be quite common in a lot of places

Like these situation causes themselves to get distracted from the work they do. In most of the houses I see people complete there work in hurry just to chat with their friends and most of their works aren’t done properly.

Overuse of social media will mostly cause.

  • The believing that others are more popular due to the most number of “friends” or “followers” they have.
  • Lack of “likes” to your post, resulting in feelings of disappointment.
  • Seeing pictures of happy people enjoying their lives, which creates sadness and jealousy because your life doesn’t seem as grand.
  • Lack of self confidence and more.

It is necessary to limit the usage of social media. Its a beautiful creation made by mankind which not be used to harm or destroy what we already have.

Misuse of Social Media

The other big problem is a lot of people misuse social media. They post bad pictures, abusive comments and more. They waste half of their time on things which aren’t beneficial.

One of friends had a similar situation this of ‘misusing social media’ in her class.

A lot of my classmates use social media like Snap chat, Facebook, Instagram and more. The most popular social media used in our class was Instagram. I have never used Instagram in life but others used. They kept on talking about how many likes they have, asking everyone to follow them on Instagram etc. But a few days a before my class and grade 7 had a meeting with the Vice Principal and the Principal of our school. The meeting was related to some children who have been using inappropriate language and disrespecting other parents. The V.P and the Principal to action by suspending the children who have been involved in this mess for 2 days. The Teachers and Principal gave us this situation as a warning for the other students

Anika, 2018

Its a good thing that the teachers took some action.

Cyberbullying is also getting common these days. People torturing or hurting other people. What is this! We aren’t living in a jungle. Its a shame that people torment each other.

Here are a few tips for people who are being cyberbullied

  • Inform to an elder person
  • Provide evidence
  • Take action
  • Protect your accounts

Lets all start working towards helping other people to rise up than hurt each other.


Sure, the full-wide could be using even more than this.

Its not to late to make a difference in this world. We still have time but we have to act quick since time waits for none.

Lets do more recreational activities than spending time chasing with your friends the phone.

Lets all work together and build awareness around the people. Lets not spoil this great innovation made by mankind spoil us.