Archive for July, 2011

Hi dear ones,

I am always called “SCEPTICAL = A person who doubts accepted (not established) opinions “; that means I always try to look at the  other side of the frame also.

So when I read & saw the news with headlines like –

‘ Demise of  25 Paise coin’,

‘ 25 Paise coin to vanish ‘,

’25 paise coin to biscontinue’,

’25 paise coin to be History’

I was shocked !!!

You may ask why? I also asked myself why r u shocked Mr. koltey? When was the last time you bought something for 25 paise ?

Yesssssssss !! it was a long time ago !!

Here are some points i have taken out for you –

India has been one of the earliest issuers of coins in the world since the 6th Century BC.

India introduced distinctive coins on August 15, 1950. Indian coins are known for their diversity in terms of minting techniques, motifs, sizes, shapes and metals used.

The 25 paise coin was introduced in 1957 when RBI switched over to the decimal system from the Anna system. In 1988, stainless steel coins of 25 paise denomination were issued for the first time.

When was the last time you saw 25 paise coins or you have done any transaction using 25 paise coins?

Govt gives following reasons  to make 25 Paise obsolete:

Due to increase in prices of all commodities 25 paise has become irrelevant.

Rise in metal prices and a drastic fall in usage are said to be the reasons for discontinuing the lower denominated coins

Does it affect our national economy? As well as our personal pockets?

  • If something costs Rs.1.25, it now has to round up to either 1:00 or 1:50. I am wondering who is going to take the burden for that “missing” 25 paisa. I know very little about economics but isn’t it somehow going to affect the sales tax? Why UK & USA or Developed Countries for that matter are so serious about returning even a penny for a purchase, although there is almost no value of a penny as it is.
  • Well all the price set by the government in India are not an absolute round figure, for example petrol prices in India costs 66.32. Please note the 32 paise; do we have 1 paisa or 5 paise or 10 paise coins in use in India?No!!

Then why are these prices in paise? If anyone gets 1 ltr petrol he will pay 64 rupees and not an absolute 66.32 as the price is, this money will then eventually come to government, which will smartly take away the 68 paise and leave 66.32 in the account,.

So who is pocketing these 68 Paise???

  • If government is phasing out 25 paise means, govt is sure that there will be no reduction in prices of everything and this is really a bad sign. Govt might have thought, now a days the cost is growing and will never come down, then who will use 25 paise? Let’s phase out 25 paise and concentrate on increasing the cost of everything. Already the fuel prize is high from 20-25Rs to 70Rs!!!!!!!! And govt will never bring it back to the old price……….
  • WE HAVE BECOME AN IRRESPONSIBLE NATION This is a nation of atrocious behavior and policy. On what basis did reserve bank decided to do away with 25paise coin. They must realize the India is a trillion dollar economy but Indians are still dying of hunger and malnutrition. The examples of Rickshaw puller and state transport bus tickets are there and 1000s of such examples are there. This country is fast being thrown to dogs.

India is rich Indians are not.

hi dear ones,

Following is the dark reality of the INDIA.

A red-light district is a part of an urban area where there is a concentration of prostitution and sex-oriented businesses.

Causes of prostitution:

· Ill treatment by parents.

· Bad company.

· Family prostitutes.

· Social customs.

· Inability to arrange marriage,

· Lack of sex education, media.

· Prior incest and rape.

· Early marriage and desertion.

· Lack of recreational facilities, ignorance, and acceptance of prostitution.

· Economic causes include poverty and economic distress.

· Psychological causes include desire for physical pleasure, greed, and dejection.

Notorious red light districts of India include GB Road in Delhi, Sonagachi in Kolkata, Kamathipura in Mumbai, Budhwar Peth in Pune and Reshampura in Gwalior.

There are around 2.8 million prostitutes in the country and their number is increasing, as informed by Lok Sabha. Most of the girls are brought from Nepal and Bangladesh.

”Young girls are trafficked from Nepal to brothels in Mumbai and Kolkata at an average age of twelve. They are trapped into the vicious cycle of prostitution, debt and slavery. By the time they are in their mid-twenties, they are at the dead end”.

In modern India different kinds of prostitution is prevailing apart from prostitutes in brothel there are:

· Street prostitutes

· Bar dancers

· Call girls

· Religious prostitutes

· Escort girls

· Road side brothel

· Child prostitutes

· Gimmick prostitutes

· Beat prostitutes

Steps that should be taken in order to fight with prostitution:
# Formal education should be made available to those victims who are still within the school going age, while non-formal education should be made accessible to adults
# The Central and State Governments in partnership with non-governmental organizations should provide gender sensitive market driven vocational training to all those rescued victims who are not interested in education
# Rehabilitation and reintegration of rescued victims being a long-term Recruitment of adequate number of trained counselors and social workers in institutions/homes run by the government independently or in collaboration with non-governmental organizations
# Awareness generation and legal literacy on economic rights, particularly for women and adolescent girls should be taken up.
# Adequate publicity, through print and electronic media including child lines and women help lines about the problem of those who have been forced into prostitution.
# Culturally sanctioned practices like the system of devadasis, jogins, bhavins, etc. which provides a pretext for prostitution should be addressed suitably.

Can legalizing of Prostitution be a solution?

Some people opine that prostitution shall be made legal in India and accept them as a part of society because the problem of prostitution is inevitable.

The benefit of legalizing prostitution in India will be that at least we will have a track record of Sexworkers. And give access to medical facilities, which can control the spread of AIDS.

Benefits of legalizing prostitution are:

Legalization of prostitution and the sex industry will stop sex trafficking.
Legalization of prostitution will control the sex industry.
Legalization of prostitution will decrease hidden, illegal and street prostitution.
Legalization of prostitution will protect the women by giving them certain rights.
Women in systems of Prostitution want the sex industry legalized as they are the one who suffers the most as they don’t have any rights.
Legalization of prostitution will promote women’s health as they can have easy access to medical facilities which they don’t have when it is illegal.
Recognizing prostitution as an economic activity, thus enabling women in India to obtain working permits as “sex workers”.

hi dear ones,

Be cautios, you are being watched by them, they will gather around you, theirs is very lesser demand !!!

The basic amenities –Food, Shelter, education, unemployment, health and judicial services to the people in the country have been paralyzed by the political leadership.

And this may be the one of the problems behind increasing number of beggars.


Associated with the problems of poverty and unemployment is the problem of beggary which is a social as well as Economic problem of great magnitude and grave concern in INDIA. Begging is a problem for all classes as well as for the masses!!!

It is common to find beggars at rubbish dumps, road sides, temples, traffic lights and under flyovers. As well as important monuments, railway stations, religious and spiritual sites, and shopping places.

The majority of beggars see it as a profitable and effortless and viable profession. Begging has been an accepted way of life in India. Giving alms (Daan) to the needy was built into the social fabric of India and is thought as a good cause/Deed (Punya) (since feeding/helping the poor & needy makes good way for heaven).

We need an effective plan to address this socio-economic issue and curb it (if not completely eliminate it). India as a nation needs to think for its begging population. With the nation aspiring to become world leader in every field; socio-economic measures are needed to curb the begging problem in India.