Connect with us


MEN EMPOWERMENT: time for revolution?



“International Men’s Day” A stunner which leaves most of us with thinking whether such a day exists! True to its words incidentally it exists and where some are elated others are astound and many bewildered. “Men-hood”, they deserve a thanksgiving day who exist for the existence of society and establish peace and harmony. Relentless services men offers in their lifetime, recognize the die hard efforts of selfless contributions made by them. It’s a reminisce of men’s rights which is inconspicuous. This is also to highlight society of its responsibilities towards men being abdicated. We say men exist because of Women but women exist because she is nourished by men in essence both are correlated and cannot be separated; that’s what Gender equality taught us but it refrains me seeing gender equality is usually associated only with women! Isn’t it?

Today’s whole article is not only humanity centred but also Male oriented. Here, some of the dear readers would think that why am I too much into this topic so let me introduce what makes me write this. Recent case of Sushant Singh Rajput Sir’s case, a girl committed acid attack on a teenage boy, guys suffering mental trauma, young boys and adults with lots of ambitions ahead enacting suicide. A popular canard “men cannot be violated” and even if it’s assumed to be true it rarely happens. This theory is strongly imbibed in the society that voice of male victim is largely ignored. Indian Society has undergone serious metamorphosis. The male role is often maligned in the garb of patriarchy has left male issues subject to denial. The sensitization on female issues has government backing in edifying the society. Discomfiture of men is left unheard.

A serious question arises is “Do men need empowerment? Any failure of a relationship or professional life mortifies men. They are dumbfounded to be credited of this ignominy. India with a population of 65 crore men rescinds that men cannot face “cruelty. The exodus of male suicide is obstreperous leaving suicide note every 6 min in the nation. Married men’s progression to suicide has been exponential in past decade and has grossed to a whopping rate of a suicide every 8 min. The essence of bias in lawmakers takes a preposterous assumption that man alone is responsible for the fragmenting family values. “Cruelty by husband on wife” defines highly misused law of IPC. Under similar circumstances it doesn’t seem to be the case the other way round if the same repertoire is performed by opposite sex. More than 2 lakh innocent men are thrown behind bars each year. The denial of domestic violence on men is another feather in the cap. Where a a felony for men appears to a be a misdemeanour. The canard falls flat in the weighing scale of judiciary however innocent are victimized.

According to a survey all have tagged men as they’re already empowered, Well, let me peep deeper into them are all of them really strong enough to go through all the hurdles, suppress their thoughts and sustain whatever comes their way? Not necessarily. Men are termed to be stronger than women but not strongest among all! Very often we state that we need everyone on board in order to be able to achieve gender equality. However, I was questioning myself why do men hesitate to talk about this issue and join the cause? Is that because we think they’re empowered, and in fact they’re not, or it is just misconception of mine? We somehow claim that men have it all, thus they are powerful. But than, if they are powerful and empowered why don’t they solve the century-long problem of gender equality? What are they afraid of? Might you all agree but some men would pretend that they don’t because they have to maintain their profile of so called “powerful and strong”

To be very transparent about ethics that no human can reach the peak of perfection, I would elaborate further as every coin as two sides but at a time only 1 is visible although there are two possibilities illustrating with same example when a woman is violated by a man, than the man’s practise is illegal and vice versa and in this infringement often men are ignored when they’re the suspect but highlighted when they’re victim. Here where we make mistake is this that vandalize men’s assumptions about certain things. Like if you know certain thing won’t change so you would never tend to change your behaviour towards it, same way the society has created when men’s mentality that though they behave good or bad; society would still eradicate their feelings.

This is not an easy thing. Men are critically judged and assessed – by themselves, by their peers, by their elders and by most women themselves – based on the dominant ideals of manhood. And across many societies, this still means exercising control over women, being tough, being strong. It also means achieving something, as terms such as “man-up” suggest, and many men, including low-income men struggle with this societal expectation. If men can’t achieve and don’t conform to these societal expectations, they are often socially sanctioned, belittled or ridiculed. Challenging norms and behaviours is thus a collective challenge for men. It is also a challenge for women, who consciously or unconsciously often perpetuate these same social norms in the way they raise their sons or interact with men. This is logical even though it has not been the prevailing approach. Gender is a “system” and both women and men are integral parts of this system. If we want to see meaningful change, both men and women are implicated. It is not enough to enlighten and empower women and expect men to follow.

Small steps today would lead to better success tomorrow from where can we start? So dear big fellas! By taking into consideration the consequences lets practise these norms:

Men who are victims of violence: need to break their silence and seek help

Men who use violence: need to understand and try to have a word with someone who could help

Men who are silence spectators: need to speak out

Men who speak out: need to become agents of change

Men who are agents of change: need to continue to speak out and mobilize others for betterment.

We must continue to empower women. Women continue to face disadvantages in almost all spheres. But if we want a gender equitable society, empowering women is not enough. Furthermore, as mentioned prior women and men are co-related than why not say “Empower Women by Empowering Men” As we just celebrated International Women’s Day, let us continue to recognize women for all the advances and contributions they have made. But let us also ’empower women by empowering men’ and recognize that we need new approaches and huge efforts to achieve this objective.

The positive role of men as a family builder a pillar of society a protector and provider and his relentless services is subdued. India breeds 17.5% of the population worldwide one of the safest nation for women, although misrepresented otherwise. However, the bias in society as a whole has left Indian men to think it’s high time to empower the male fraternity to address the growing imbalance will obfuscate the position of men as a whole.

“Men’s right are human rights” and marginalization of men can be addressed with equal sensitivity if not less as women issues. A government initiative of men’s ministry is a decade old demand, however, apathy towards male issues has not benefited the cause. This International “Men’s day” let’s raise a pledge,

“Why not empower Men?”

Presented by Anushka Sharad

1 Comment

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Dyson Sphere and Solar Power: The Future of Human Civilization



In future, when human civilization will colonize other planets in the solar system we will require ungodly amount of energy and we can it get it through our Star ‘Sun’. Yes, Sun is the ultimate source of energy. It is 100 quintillion times more powerful than our nuclear reactor. It shines with the energy of a trillion nuclear bombs per second.

So, do you know how can we get its whole energy? Not some of it, as we get through solar panels! For getting its whole energy we’ll have to build a mega structure called as ‘Dyson Sphere’.

Currently, we are slowly moving towards renewable energy and if human civilization doesn’t get destroyed due to our own petty politics or due to nature, we’ll be able to create a ‘Dyson sphere’.

It is a cosmic and hypothetical mega structure known as ‘Dyson sphere’. This Dyson Sphere has power to consume the total energy of Sun.

So,what woud it look like?

A solid shell enveloping the Sun is probably not the way to go. A large rigid body like that would be vulnerable to impact. Possibly it would be liable to drift and could also crash straight into the Sun. A practicable design for this mega structure can be a ‘Dyson Swarm’.

Dyson swarm is an enormous set of many orbiting panels that collects the Sun’s power and beam it to any other place.

Such thing will give humanity unlimited source of energy. But have you ever thought why we still didn’t make it? Sun holds 99.8% of the solar system’s mass and if we compare Earth to Sun, Sun is 109 times the diameter of Earth. So we would need many satellites for it. Suppose size of each satellite is 1 we’d need around 30 quadrillion for surrounding the mighty Sun!

Like this

Also we need the energy to actually put the parts together and also to deliver them to their specific positions around the Sun. So, currently its impossible for humans to make ‘Dyson sphere’.

This mega structure has its mini version.

Yes this structure is mini version of Dyson Sphere. (This structure also isn’t made by humans still but after 200 or 300 years we can make this structure) As satellite orbits the Earth, this structure will also orbit the Earth and they will absorb Sun’s energy. As satellite sends us signal in the way it will send us solar energy and looking at the speed of human’s advancement in technology approximately after 100 or 200 years such satellite will be orbiting our Earth and this will be our need in future because at that time we’ll lose most of the energy sources like Petrol, Diesel, Coal, etc. present here on Earth and also it will help us to get energy on other planet too!
This mini version of Dyson Sphere has its mini version too! and the good thing is it is made by humans!!!

This is it

This is it ‘Solar Panels’ a device which can transform some of the sun’s heat energy into our electricity and this Solar Panels which you seeing now aren’t just Solar Panels they will be our necessity in our future.
In the end I would like to say that human civilization will be totally depended for energy sources on these structures.

Hope you have found this interesting!

Continue Reading


The Creation Story



The Creation Story
As Albert Einstein said, “The important thing is to never stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence.” This curiosity leads us to many great ideas, innovations, and discoveries, basically everything we see around us. It raises many unanswered questions too. As our universe is very vast and old and keeps expanding further and faster. But we don’t know the exact reason behind the expansion. Astronomers suggest many possibilities but none could stand strong expect a few.
In ancient time astronomers thought the earth was the center of the universe but as they keep observing the things, they encounter many fascinating facts like earth and other planets revolve around the sun, our solar system is a part of the galaxy, and our galaxy is not the only galaxy that exists in the whole universe. So they end up on one question, HOW? How it all started? Many astronomers try to prove their theories about the origin but 4 theories make more sense than others.

1.Steady State Universe!
This theory was popular and nearly accepted back in the ’20s. According to this theory, the universe has no beginning and no end, it’s just there from always and remains forever. But as its constantly expanding; however the density (weight) of the universe remains constant.
This theory was proposed by James Jeans in 1920 but it got real fame in 1948 when Fred Hoyle, Thomas Gold, and Hermann Bondi reformulated it. But as new observation and pieces of evidence were taking place, astronomers slowly started to oppose the theory. Like certain features or behavior of the distant galaxies weren’t seen in the nearer galaxies, and this makes sense about the birth of the universe.

2.Simulated Universe!?
This theory is a modern theory and quite an interesting one. Have you watch one of those movies which stories are related to a simulated world like Metrics, Inception, Ready Player One, etc. What if I tell you our whole universe might be a simulation game? Well, this theory is getting a hike due to a recent statement by our beloved Elon Musk the visionary guy. He said in his one interview that we might are be living in a simulation game controlled by higher dimensions. We just don’t feel it because we are programmed to do whatever we are doing right now. As we see the progress graph of video games, we are come from windows XP to virtual reality and augmented reality, these technologies are near to reality. Soon we’ll unable to spot the difference between reality and simulation. So maybe that’s the case with us too. Let us know what you think about it.

3.Big Bang Theory!!
When it comes to the creation of the universe the strongest theory that comes in our mind is The Big Bang Theory because it is widely popular and nearly accepted by everyone as it makes more sense about the origin. Well, this theory was suggested by a Belgian priest named Georges Lemaître in the 1920s. He said the universe began from a single atom which is existed from the very beginning. He called that atom cosmic egg. And from that cosmic egg universe expands to get as huge as it is now. Later in the 1930s, Edvin Hubble observed that other galaxies are moving away from each other which suggests back in time they all were very close to each other. Fun fact, Einstein opposed this theory because he believed that the universe was static, and due to that he introduced the term in his General Relativity Field equation called cosmological constant. This term was trying to prove that the cosmological constant holding a universe in a static state. But as Hubble and Lemaître jointly publish their observations and pieces of evidence regarding the Big Bang, Einstein kinda convinced and removed the cosmological constant from his equation. It was Einstein’s biggest blunder in physics. But as more observations have taken place and found pieces of evidence, this theory got special attention and started to opposing Steady-state theory.

Anyway, the theory suggests that at the very beginning there was nothing but a tiny atom with infinite temperature and density called Singularity, and suddenly it exploded and created the universe we know today. Scientists found out the evidence of the explosion as they detect CMB i.e. Cosmic Microwave Background. CMB is the electromagnetic radiations left from the early stage of the universe, also known as the image of a baby universe. It represents the heat leftover from Big Bang. Even if this theory makes complete sense about the creation but still there are a lot of flaws in this theory. Like it violets the 1st law of thermodynamics which says that matter and energy neither be created nor be destroyed. This law is opposing the big explosion that happened during the Big Bang. This is why this is not widely accepted.

4.Vedic Rashmi Theory
When I first hear about the theory, it got my attention and I became more curious about this theory because it has a background of Vedas. It is a recently introduced theory by Acharya Agnivrat Naishthik. Rashmi means the very first ray of light. This theory gives three causes to the formation of the universe.

  1. Efficient cause = Anything cannot be created without a creator. The creator is always needed.
  2. Material cause = Any created thing can never take form without basic materials.
  3. Normal cause = Any created thing always needs a purpose. Creation cannot occur without purpose.
    It is explaining three Gunas (qualities) as a form of creation is mass, force, and motion. But higher science spoken by Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Geeta says,

इन्द्रियाणि पराण्याहुरिन्द्रियेभ्य: परं मन: |
मनसस्तु परा बुद्धिर्यो बुद्धे: परतस्तु स: ||

Meaning = ‘Subtle, they say, are the senses; subtler than the senses is the mind; subtler than the mind is the reason; but subtler even the reason is He (Atman—Supreme force)’
This means the highest thing is beyond all these things and in that state, one can know all the mysteries of the universe.

All the theories we discuss the creation of the universe are just THEORIES! when we practically prove any one of them it’ll become a law of the universe. As Carl Sagan said’ “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known”. Let us know your thoughts on creation.

Continue Reading