STOP BULLYING & HATE SPEECH by Sneha Narayan

STOP BULLYING & HATE SPEECH by Sneha Narayan

“Online Hate Speech is Pervasive.”

Being a blogger couldn’t stop myself from writing this.The article was there in my draft section since 2 weeks but today decided to post the same got a msg from my v close friend so thought let’s speak up rather than choosing not to speak.Being so strong mentally still facing bullying since last 1.5 months now ended up blocking two people and exiting one social group coz Admin was not taking any action as the lady who did this bullying is her close friend.

But at the same Admin of the other group stood by.Thanks dear…

So here’s the article ..

What do we mean by Online HATE SPEECH/CRIME !

In INDIA ,IPC protects people from being targeted because of an aspect of their identity. If a POST IS HOSTILE towards a PERSON’S RACE, RELIGION, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR GENDER IDENTITY it could be viewed as HATE SPEECH, and, if serious enough, may break the law, whether it is on- or offline. These are called the ‘PROTECTED STRANDS’ OF IDENTITY.

Hate Crimes and Incidents – what’s the difference?

A single ‘Hate Incident’ may not immediately break the law, BUT A SERIES Of Hate Incidents May Add Up TO A CRIMINAL ACT.

Online Hate Speech is serious and is a crime if it targets one of the aspects of identity listed above.

What does the law say about Online Hate Crime?

Because of the NATURE OF SOCIAL MEDIA, online Hate Speech can reach a VERY LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, and is viewed as seriously as any other HATE CRIME.

ARRESTS can be made and the person posting it could end up with a criminal record or even IMPRISONMENT.

If a post or electronic communication can be proved to be targeting someone based on their identity (race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender) the offender may receive a ‘sentence uplift’. This means their punishment is increased because it was a Hate Crime.

What is the difference between Online Hate Speech and Free Speech?

These are common responses when people are challenged about some of the things they say. But this is a complex area.

FREE SPEECH means the right to seek, receive and share information and ideas with others.

But this FREEDOM MUST BE USED RESPONSIBLY, and can be restricted when considered ‘GROSSLY OFFENSIVE’ or SEEN AS THREATENING OR ENCOURAGING HATEFUL ACTIVITY.

Hate speech, particularly online, often describe those targeted as being ‘the other’, in opposition to the author’s group, and even dehumanise them.

HATE SPEECH PERPETRATORS OFTEN SEE ‘THE OTHER’ AS ENEMIES AND THE SOLE CAUSE OF PROBLEMS IN SOCIETY.

Think about all the ways that you are active online. Some suggestions are given below:

All internet platforms can be places where people post hateful content, whether as words, videos, photos or memes, and cause great harm. It is up to all of us to consider our own online content and make sure we are not crossing the line from free speech to hate speech.

Remember, if something targets a group or person because of an aspect of their identity, it is Hate Speech!

Coming to CYBER BULLYING…!!

What is CYBER BULLYING ?

Cyber bullying is any form of bullying which takes place online or through smartphones and tablets. Social networking sites, messaging apps, gaming sites and chat rooms such as WHATS APP, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Snapchat and other chat rooms can be great fun and a positive experience. But what do you do when things go wrong?

Cyber bullying is rife on the internet and most young people will experience it or see it at some time. In our recent national bullying survey, 56% of young people said they have seen others be bullied online and 42% have felt unsafe online. Cyber bullying can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and it can go viral very fast.

Types of Cyber Bullying !

There are many ways of bullying someone online and for some it can take shape in more ways than one. Some of the types of cyber bullying are:

Harassment – This is the act of sending offensive, rude, and insulting messages and being abusive. Nasty or humiliating comments on posts, photos and in chat rooms. Being explicitly offensive on gaming sites.

Denigration – This is when someone may send information about another person that is fake, damaging and untrue. Sharing photos of someone for the purpose to ridicule, spreading fake rumours and gossip. This can be on any site online or on apps. We even hear about people altering photos of others and posting in online for the purpose of bullying.

Flaming – This is when someone is purposely using really extreme and offensive language and getting into online arguments and fights. They do this to cause reactions and enjoy the fact it causes someone to get distressed.

Impersonation – This is when someone will hack into someone’s email or social networking account and use the person’s online identity to send or post vicious or embarrassing material to/about others. The making up of fake profiles on social network sites, apps and online are common place and it can be really difficult to get them closed down.

Outing and Trickery – This is when someone may share personal information about another or trick someone into revealing secrets and forward it to others. They may also do this with private images and videos too.

Cyber Stalking – This is the act of repeatedly sending messages that include threats of harm, harassment, intimidating messages, or engaging in other online activities that make a person afraid for his or her safety. The actions may be illegal too depending on what they are doing.

Exclusion – This is when others intentionally leave someone out of a group such as group messages, online apps, gaming sites and other online engagement. This is also a form of social bullying and a very common.

Bullying by spreading rumours and gossip

The worst thing about social networking sites and messaging apps is that anything nasty posted about you can be seen by lots of people and these posts can go viral very fast and be shared by so many people within minutes in some cases.

From what we have heard from people who have been bullied online, the most vicious gossip and rumours are often spread by people who were once your best friends so it’s best to keep secrets and personal information to yourself.

Only tell people things if it wouldn’t embarrass you if other people found out about them. Posting false and malicious things about people on the internet can be classed as harassment.

When comments gets abusive
There are quite a few instant messaging apps including Snapchat, WhatsApp, Secret, Whisper and Instagram. They are a great way of sharing things with your friends and having fun. But if things turn nasty you can block people from seeing you are on line and you can save abusive conversations or print them out as evidence.

It’s tempting to have a go back if someone makes a rude posting on your online space, social network or app but don’t. This is called Flaming and it just makes the problem worse. Abusive comments are very upsetting but the best way to deal with them is to get them removed by the website. Read our advice on bullying on social networks to find out how to remove comments.

INAPPROPRIATE IMAGES
It’s easy to save any pictures of anyone on any site and upload them to the internet. Make sure that you have the person’s permission to take a picture and that they’re happy for thousands of people to see it on the internet. Be wary of tagging and hashtags as this will send the picture out to a wider audience then you may have originally intended.

Don’t upset people and then upload their pictures for other people to have a laugh. That could be HARASSMENT. Don’t digitally alter pictures of people either because what you think is funny may be offensive to other people. Don’t let anyone take pictures of you that might embarrass you.

INNOCENT BYSTANDER

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN INNOCENT BYSTANDER
if you have seen someone being bullied online, you can report it to the online site or app.

IGNORING it may feel like the easiest thing to do but the person who is being subjected to that bullying may need your help and support to get it stopped. Most sites now have a report button which is something you can do and this will send the bullying comments to the site to investigate.

HERE’S HOW TO START COMBATING

HATE SPEECH AND CYBER BULLYING.

After a presidential campaign notable for its demonization of racial, ethnic, and religious minorities – and now under a presidency that is continuing that dangerous trend – some people are feeling more validated and emboldened than ever.

And some of their victims have felt they have no choice but to quit the platforms and silence themselves.

Even in my case did the same .first time chose not to speak and second Time when it was repeated thought to report to cyber department bhut pretty much occupied with normal household Chores as being a Home BAKER …

This rise in HATE SPEECH is even translating into violent actions offline.

We cannot let the spread of hate speech to continue. We cannot let people celebrate racism, misogyny, homophobia, Islamophobia, and white nationalism under the banner of free speech.

My Dad being a Criminal Advocate with 20yrs of experience behind him in High court made us aware of below points and suggested us to decide how we should combat this problem of HATE SPEECH ON SOCIAL PLATFORM

Found below points v useful so sharing.

Here’s how you can help combat hate speech online and stop the spread of violent actions:

1.Hold platforms accountable for hate speech.

Report What’s app messages ,tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook posts, and other speech that spreads hate to the platforms that are hosting it and DEMAND ACTION.
If given the opportunity, be specific about what you FIND OFFENSIVE AND WHY.

2.Raise awareness of the problem. TALK to your FRIENDS AND FAMILY about why hate speech is not a PROBLEM JUST FOR THE INTERNET, BUT OUR SOCIETIES AND CULTURE AT LARGE.

3.SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE TARGETS OF HATE SPEECH.

Fight back against harmful messages in public forum by publicly standing WITH VICTIMS AND SHOWING SOLIDARITY.

4.BOOST POSITIVE MESSAGES OF TOLERANCE. Part of modeling what we don’t want to see is modeling what we do want to see.

MOST IMPORTANT POINT

5.NOTIFY ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING HATE about the worst instances you see. Tracking hate, where it’s coming from, and who it’s directed at is an important part of fighting it.

6.It is important to think carefully when considering posting counter-narrative. YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE.

7.CHECK YOUR PRIVACY SETTINGS – do not allow your personal information to be public. Only allow your friends to see your posts, photos, and details such as your school, where you live, etc.

8.THINK BEFORE YOU POST – will the message worsen the situation by angering the person posting the Hate Speech

9.CONSIDER BLOCKING Offensive posts so you don’t see them – but remember they can still be seen by others and cause harm, so should be reported to the platform moderators.

Moreover

If you post abuse about anyone else online or if you send threats, you can be traced by the police without any difficulty. Every time you visit a website or make a posting, your internet service provider Airtel , jio or Voda phone has an electronic note of your activity. Even if you create an anonymous email address like Gmail, INSTAGRAM Hotmail or Yahoo, you can still be traced.

Be safe …
Keep safe by using unusual passwords. Use a combination of letters, lowercase, uppercase, symbols and numbers. Don’t use any part of your name or email address and don’t use your birth date either because that’s easy for people who know you to guess. Don’t let anyone see you signing in and if they do, change the password as soon as you can.

Being bullied online can affect someone enormously. Being bullied can impact on a person’s self-esteem, confidence and social skills. We have supported people affected by this type of bullying, and in many cases they have had to leave school, work and social networks to escape bullying.

Try to consider the impact your words may have and think twice before posting.

Think twice before you post anything online because once it’s out there you can’t take it back. It is easy for any comments or posts you make online to be taken out of context and these could be damaging to you in the long term.

FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS ONE THING. HATE SPEECH IS ANOTHER.

Commonly defined as—“SPEECH that expresses or incites hatred toward people on the basis of some aspect of their identity”—hate speech is something that society must take seriously, not dismiss as something that might at WORST HURT THE FEELINGS OF SOME OVERLY-SENSITIVE LIBERALS.

There is evidence that hate speech predicts violence, that groups more exposed to hate speech are more likely to commit suicide, and that it causes

what scientists call a ‘Dehumanisation effect’ which makes it easier for us to justify suffering and harm caused to another human being.

India prohibits hate speech by several sections of the INDIAN PENAL CODE, the Code of Criminal Procedure, and by other laws which put limitations on the freedom of expression.
Section 95 of the Code of Criminal Procedure gives the government the right to declare certain publications “forfeited” if the “publication … appears to the State Government to contain any matter the publication of which is punishable under Section 124A or Section 153A or Section 153B or Section 292 or Section 293 or Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code”.[1]

Section 153(A) Edit
Section 153A of the Indian penal code says,[2] inter alia:

Whoever (a) BY WORDS, EITHER SPOKEN OR WRITTEN, OR BY SIGNS OR BY VISIBLE REPRESENTATIONS OR OTHERWISE, PROMOTES OR ATTEMPTS TO PROMOTE, ON GROUNDS OF RELIGION, RACE, PLACE OF BIRTH, RESIDENCE, LANGUAGE, CASTE OR COMMUNITY OR ANY OTHER GROUND WHATSOEVER, DISHARMONY OR FEELINGS OF ENMITY, HATRED OR ILL-WILL BETWEEN DIFFERENT RELIGIOUS, RACIAL, LANGUAGE OR REGIONAL GROUPS OR CASTES OR COMMUNITIES, OR (B) COMMITS ANY act which is prejudicial to the maintenance of harmony between different religious, racial, language or regional groups or castes or communities, and which disturbs or is likely to disturb the public tranquillity, . . . SHALL BE PUNISHED WITH IMPRISONMENT WHICH MAY EXTEND TO THREE YEARS, OR WITH FINE, OR with both.

Section 295(A) Edit
Section 295(A) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) enacted in 1927[3] says:[4]

Whoever, with deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of any class of [citizens of India], [by words, either spoken or written, or by signs or by visible representations or otherwise], insults or attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of that class, shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to [three years], or with fine, or with both.[5]

Therefore, it recommended that the words with deliberate and malicious intention be inserted in the Section.[3]

A day after WhatsApp set restrictions on sending frequently forwarded messages, the State cyber department on Wednesday issued an advisory outlining the dos and don’ts for members and administrators of such groups.

Cyber police officials said a rise in the instances of fake news, rumours, and hate speech on the COVID-19 pandemic had been noticed in the last few days, with 20 FIRs being registered all over the State in 24 hours.

“Of the 20 cases registered on Tuesday, 14 are communal in nature and six are rumours. From the lockdown till date, 132 cases have been registered in Maharashtra, of which 49 pertain to hate speech,” Superintendent of Police (Maharashtra cyber) Balsing Rajput said. So far, 35 people have been arrested and 28 have been identified and will be arrested soon.

The advisory instructs members of WhatsApp groups to refrain from posting unverified content and report an instance of misinformation, fake news, or hate speech either to the State cyber crime officials or nearest police station.

It also advises administrators of the groups to ensure that every member is reliable and responsible, inform all members about the rules of posting, and warn against sharing objectionable content. “Actively and regularly monitor the content that is being shared on the group. It is advisable that if the group is uncontrollable, then the group settings can be changed to only where the administrators have the right to post. Inform the police if any members resort to mischief and share objectionable content.”

The advisory says those found in violation of the rules will be liable for action under the Indian Penal Code, Information Technology Act, and, in the current atmosphere, Disaster Management Act. Section 54 of the Disaster Management Act deals with someone who is providing or forwarding misleading information related to the severity or magnitude of the epidemic, which may lead to panic, and can be punished with imprisonment which may extend to one year.

“Under Sections 144 and 144 (3) of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, orders by a district magistrate can be passed against WhatsApp groups, which can direct the group settings to be changed so that only the administrators can send messages. Even after this setting, if any messages sent on the group were found fake, insulting any religion, spreading hatred, bigotry, or which may create communal tensions, the administrators would be held SOLELY LIABLE,” the advisory says.

Disclaimer: The narration of this act is Authors personal view. It may or may not fit exactly in the technicalities involved while situations of injured person on board a ship.Although the author has made every effort to ensure that the information in this Article is correct, the author do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence or any other cause.

FRIENDS ARE FAMILY WE CHOOSE !!! by Sneha Narayan

Friendship day 2020


This Friendship day might be the most exceptional one in our  life this friendship day we are spending under lockdown since last six months which has got a feeling of sadness and tragedies in our life .A  small attempt from my side to bring a smile on the faces of all my friends who have made my life heaven on earth THANK YOU to all my friends. Hope have not missed any of you enjoy the roller coaster ride to to LAND OF FRIENDSHIP.

This day we all friends are apart due to the CORONA PANDEMIC and THE SOCIAL DISTANCING. The whole world is very badly affected with this disease but yes nobody can stop us to celebrate this friendship day. Here is a small article which I dedicate to all my friends since today we cannot meet each other.

 

 

HOPE You Like It Love U All !!

Needless to say, friends are the most cherished and valued people in our lives, who make the journey of life a little simpler. From knowing our deepest secrets to helping us in difficult times, a friend truly makes our lives wonderful. Especially, in the times of a pandemic, friends are the ones who lift up our spirits in these gloomy times and stand with us.
In order to celebrate this special bond, July 30 is celebrated across the world as the official International Friendship Day.

The day is known to have originated from Hallmark cards, by Joyce Hall, in 1930 and was first observed in 1958. In 2011, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared July 30 as official International Friendship Day with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can build bridges between communities.

Celebrated on different dates at different places, several countries celebrate friendship day either before or after the UN-designated date.

Life would be so boring if we were to not have any friends that we can talk to, go out with or just spend time with. When you stay far away from your home and family, friends are the only comfort you will have in a place that is full of strangers. They are there when you need them and are always ready to get up to some mischief or go on an adventure with you.

To celebrate the spirit of friendship, every year, in India the first Sunday in August is marked as Friendship Day, and this year it falls on 2nd of August !

Through friendship by accumulating bonds of
camaraderie and developing strong ties of trust we can contribute to the fundamental shifts that are urgently needed to achieve lasting stability, weave a safety net that will protect us all, and generate passion for a better world where all are united for the greater good.”

But whatever the day or month Friendship Day falls on, we do not really need an excuse to celebrate friendship and can mark it daily if we wish to.

To show our appreciation to the friends in our lives, we could send them some messages or greetings to let them know they are remembered. You could also check out some of the quotes that describe what a friend is.
But by writing this article i would thank each and every friend of mine to walk in every phase of my life.
Thank a ton guys.you all never felt me alone on this earth.

Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learnt the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learnt anything.



Friends pour into your life in different walks of life. Let’s start with  first ones close family wali,sibling wali,school wali, Neighbour  wali,college wali ,
Shaddi wali,work place  wali ,society wali,travel wali,abroad wali,extra classes wali,morning marathon wali,music class wali ,chanting wali, they come in your life in an unexpected way so random wali,bhut helping hand wali,my Autism group wali too add shipping wali  and some which i personally dont like is selfish and trap wali bhi.Inse bach ke rehna.
The the most cherished one is my  idols in life wali. Mere dada jee babujee,papa mummy wali Amma jee and Masi dee  wali.FFriendship can be between men and men, women and men & women and women and some exception too with add on kids gang.

I have grown up with small group of female friends. I’ve always had 1-5 girlfriends in a convent  school later in high school some girlfriends and the rest were guys in family only  brothers of my age or elder ones friends..later my better half my best friend my husband came into my life and then my most cherished best friend my soul my part my son came into my life. Feel so blessed to have all of them in my life.
There’s a huge difference between a friendship with a man than a friendship with a woman.
With female friends, there’s an UNSPOKEN LANGUAGE AND A MUTUAL RESPECT.

When you’re in a group of secure women, it’s like you’re in a TRIBE.

You don’t have to personally know one another to feel a bond with them. However, it takes a certain kind of woman to give off an energy that makes others feel like they can open up to them and talk to them about anything. Those are the women I want to be friends with. Those are the best types of friends!

THE WOMAN WITH STRONG BELIEFS

he’s the woman always posting on Facebook about her opinions and beliefs. She doesn’t do it in a way that’s offensive. She respects your beliefs, but you best believe that she will have a healthy debate with you any day. She will happily “agree to disagree” and go about her merry way. You don’t agree with her? Good. You aren’t exactly the same and she appreciates your differences. I like a woman that knows exactly what she believes in, what led her to those beliefs, and the facts behind them.

WHY IS SHE A GOOD FRIEND?

She is the friend that will stand up for you. She doesn’t care what trouble it will cause her because in her heart, she knows what’s right.

2. THE WOMAN THAT’S ALWAYS LAUGHING !!

There’s something that wins me over about a girl that’s always smiling or laughing. I’m not referring to the polite smiler. I am referring to the girl that laughs more than the average person. I’m referring the one who will smile when you walk into the room, whether you’re a stranger or a friend. These are the girls that appreciate life. She loves the little moments and is grateful to be in your presence. I bet her laugh is pretty contagious, too.

WHY IS SHE A GOOD FRIEND?

She is the one that will find a light shining in the darkest of hours. She will flip your bad day and make it into a beautiful one. My soul thrives off of positive people. I need these type of friends to survive. I need a friend that makes me laugh in the most inappropriate situations.

3.THE MATURE AND LOUD AND VULGAR TALK ONE !!
There are so many reasons why I love women like this. I love a friend that you can’t put on speaker phone in public. I love a friend you have to lecture before taking her to meet you grandparents. These are the women that take life by the balls and then laugh because I said balls. If my cheeks aren’t red from embarrassment, then this isn’t you. She’s the friend that blatantly asks about your sex life and tells you a little too much information about hers. I love a girl that says all the wrong things at all the wrong times, but is there for you when you need her to be.

WHY IS SHE A GOOD FRIEND?

She’s the one that threatens your boyfriends if they hurt you. This is the type of friend that you can tell anything to without her flinching. She’s the one that you call at 2am because you need a good vent session and maybe a drink or two. She’s not afraid to be herself and would never judge you for being you.

4. THE ONE THAT ASKS QUESTIONS !!!
I have the worst social anxiety. I can have a mind full of thoughts and have them all disappear as soon as someone walks up to me. I’m not so good at interacting, face to face, with my peers. I clam up and just don’t know what to say. If a woman is really outgoing and surrounded by people, I wont talk walk up to her because of my anxiety. That’s why a woman that asks questions is the best kind of friend. When someone asks me questions about my life, it’s because they care. They are interested in getting to know me. I love that feeling because I slowly start to ease up. My heart stops racing and I slowly become more comfortable.

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WHY IS SHE A GOOD FRIEND?

She puts in the effort. She takes the time out of her day to talk to you and ask questions. She walks up to you just to goes out of her way to talk to you. She’s the kind of friend that will always be there when you need her. She will always know what’s going on in your life before everyone else.

5. THE WOMAN THATS A LITTLE SHY OR DIFFERENT !!!

In a public setting, I find myself drawn to the ladies that are shy and/or different. If she’s standing alone, I’ll make an effort to talk to her. I always think, “Maybe she’s like me. Maybe she has anxiety. Maybe she is uncomfortable.” I never, ever want someone to feel alone or to feel like an outcast. I want everyone to be comfortable and to feel like someone is on their team. She is the one who stands out in the crowd, but doesn’t know it. She may be standing quietly in the corner, but her presence is known..

WHY IS SHE IS MY FRIEND !

She doesn’t make friends with just anyone. She’s not very outgoing or a “people person”. But boy, when you break down her walls she is full of depth. She has so much to say and is the most loyal friend. I would probably have a lot in common with her because I’m pretty strange myself. Quirky, weird, and different people are my favorite

WHY HAVING MORE THAN ONE BEST FRIEND IS OKAY.

Best friends. We’ve all had one, or two or even three. They come and go, and if we’re lucky we’ve had a best friend for a really long time. And as life goes, you come across an abundance of people, or maybe just a few, that all mean so much to you in their own way. But, is having more than one best friend okay? If you already have a best friend, but consider another friend your best friend as well, does it really count?

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The answer, if not obvious already, is yes. And here’s why.

ALL FRIENDSHIPS ARE DIFFERENT !!!

Each friendship develops differently and they each have their own special moments. It’s the differences in the friendships that make each and every one of them so important, because none is like the other. Some friendships start off immediately while others take time to progress. And some friendships have their own traditions while others tend to go with the flow, but in the end they all matter. The way they started and what makes them different is what leads you to consider that person as your best friend.

ALL FRIENDS HAVE THEIR OWN SUPERPOWER !!!

Believe it or not, friends have superpowers. It’s not the kind of superpowers that you read in a comic or see in a movie, but it’s more of the realistic kind of superpowers. The kind where they know exactly what to do when you are feeling sad or know what to say to encourage you when you are feeling doubtful. Having more than one best friend, you realise that each of them have their own superpower and not all are the same. And despite the differences in each of them though, you realise that their friendship along with their amazing superpowers are exactly what keeps you grounded.

TIME DOESN’T MATTER WITH FRIENDSHIPS !!!

Friendships begin in all throughout our lives. You may have your high school best friend, but you may also have a college best friend. Just because you meet someone earlier or later than another doesn’t mean that their friendship doesn’t hold the same value. Yes, friendships take time to grow, but you will know if that new friend that you met a few months or so ago is your best friend. Not through how long you’ve known each other, but rather through the special moments that have tucked themselves deep inside your heart. A New York Times bestselling author called Dodinsky says, “There are friendships imprinted in our hearts that will never be diminished by time and distance.”

DESPITE THE DIFFERENT FRIENDSHIPS YOU LOVE THEM ALL THE SAME !!

When you ask your parents who they love the most between you and your siblings and they respond with, “We love you all the same,” you might sigh and roll your eyes. But, when having more than one best friend, you begin to somewhat understand what they mean. Despite the different friendships, despite all the special moments shared within each friendship and despite the various superpowers your friends may have, you realise that you love them all the same. And that love is shown in their own special way.

But don’t forget, friendship is a two-way street. Make sure to show your best friends your own super powers and help them through their struggles. Let them know that they all mean a lot to you and show them that it’s the differences that make them special.

FEARLESS SEAMANSHIP AND THE UNDAUNTED PINNACLE OF HEROISM: Courageous Heroes Of INDIA By Sneha Narayan

TODAY on 15th August we all Proud Indian’s.. Celebrating our 73rd Independence Day with great fervor and enthusiasm. For me there is another a big wala reason to celebrate this independence day..

This article is to honour and to express my GRATITUDE and COMPASSION towards an EXEMPLARY and COURAGEOUS act of The “An INDIAN CAPTAIN and his whole TEAM” currently sailing in vessel named MAERSK BINTAN who has brought Proud and feeling of satisfactions to whole MERCHANT NAVY SHIPPING FRATERNITY OF INDIA and to All INDIAN’S who will be very proud to know about this act..

My son Dhruva made our Indian Flag.

MERCHANT NAVY is about COURAGE, COMMITTEMENT and COMMANDER SHIP AND CAPTAIN HAD PROVED TRUE IN ALL THESE QUALITIES”

The hardships of living at sea are many. Rough weather, an almost non-existent social life, months of separation from friends and family; and lack of comfort makes a sailor’s job very different from those of others.But at the same time, life aboard a ship can have its share of countless adventures and extraordinary moments which God has bestowed upon Captain Rishikant Narayan and his Team..

His ultimate compassion has provoked him to do this rescue operation… Successfully..

Echoing these ideas, “Democracy flourishes only when the populace is enlightened, can dialogue and co-operate in spite of its difference, and builds a society of hope pointing toward the ultimate goal of peaceful coexistence

UNPRECEDENTED RESCUE OPERATION.”

Captain Rishikant Narayan.

MayDay MayDay MayDay!!! May day is international signal to notify life-threatening distress..Capt.Rishikant Narayan heard on VHF one fine evening.

MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY . !!!

“The Whole incident is Described by CAPTAIN Rishikant itself And it’s Heart Touching writeup, I Myself had tears rolling down while i was reading about this whole Rescue operation…”

A Mission to Rescue a Life at Sea by Captain Rishikant Narayan….

It was a fine evening and were about 250miles west of the Azores islands on our way to Newark (New York, USA), that we received a VHF call from a Skipper (Mr. Robert de Kort, citizen of Netherlands) of a small sailing boat “Madrugada” asking for weather update and if possible, could help with some water & provisions as he was running out of the food and water.

I decided to help him with food & water, and turn the ship around to come closer to the sailboat. The Skipper was not able to steer the boat with all his efforts and asked to come closer.

I brought the ship closer to the boat to pass the line to the boat and managed to get her alongside which took more than an hour of patience. All were so happy to help him with the food and water

Mr Robert received food and water..

And just when the ship got cleared the Sail boat that again got a call on VHF from Mr. Robert that he had injured his leg while coming alongside and when he opened his shoes it bleeding badly.

He kept on asking for being rescued and he couldn’t sail in this condition. It was almost 11pm in the night and deciding to wait for the dawn or to rescue him immediately was a tough call as with the swell & wave of 2 to 3 meters, I did not want any other injuries and mis-happenings.

I called all my team and told that the old man is bleeding continuously and it would not be wise to wait till the dawn, so we need to help him right now.

Thanks to my full team that everybody was so willing to help him in every possible way. So we planned to come closer to the Sailboat and use the Rescue boat to get him out of the boat as this time he will be unable to help in any way to come closer to the ship.

The final chapter began as we approached a very fine target on the Radar. He was also running out of the power to switch on his lights on the boat so he had switched off his all lights. It was pitch dark and could not see the boat at all even at 0.3 miles with our flood lights.

Visible in Flood light goshh it’s so small ..

We asked him to switch-on his lights otherwise its too difficult to come further closer.

I brought the ship again near the boat to about 100m and started to launch the Rescue boat with my Brave team.

They got him in the rescue boat.

The Sailboat very nicely came alongside and the rescue-team members went on the Sailboat to make her fast and rescued the Skipper Mr. Robert.

We finally rescued him safely at the late night hours of darkness. We brought him onboard and gave him first-aid & food.

He was bleeding so badly..

We informed the Rescue centre and again turned the ship towards the Azores island where the Navy helicopter took him away to the hospital.

PORTUGAL COAST GUARD’S HELICOPTER
Commando Fastening Mr Robert
Finally Taking him to hospital.

It gives me deep feeling of satisfaction to save him and watch him so happy, which cannot be expressed in words….

MY WHOLE TEAM OF CHAMPIONS….

Thanks to my full team of M.V. Maersk BINTAN, who made this tough rescue also possible.

CAPTAIN. RISHIKANT NARAYAN AND HIS TEAM

Thank you, Capt. Rishi Kant Narayan Master M.V. Maersk BINTAN 28-29th July 2019

MY ROBERT D COURT the survivor was around 52 yrs old and wrote a thank you letter to CAPTAIN RISHIKANT NARAYAN and HIS TEAM..It is heart touching…

Captain Rishikant Narayan.. THANK YOU CAPT NARAYAN FOR THIS WONDERFUL WRITE UP YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON SUMMARISE THIS ACT.

Author back in action

Captain RISHIKANT who is basically from Ranchi (Jharkhand )currently residing in Pune( MAHARASHTRA)has proved himself to be a GLOBAL COURAGEOUS CITIZEN” citizen who has

DAISAKU IKEDA Quotes:

‘The wisdom to perceive the interconnectedness of all life and living. The courage not to fear or deny difference; but to respect and strive to understand people of different cultures, and to grow from encounters with them. The compassion to maintain an imaginative empathy that reaches beyond one’s immediate surroundings and extends to those suffering in distant places. These qualities are the essential elements of global citizenship.”

This rescue operation is about.

A compelling and highly readable excursion into the actions of valorous men facing improbable odds in midst of ATLANTIC OCEAN

The fact is, when we support others, we ourselves are actually being supported; when we help others, we ourselves are actually being helped. This is the worldview of “dependent origination” taught in Buddhism.

DAISAKU IDEKA Quotes:

“HOPE Both Our INDIAN GOVERNMENT and NETHERLANDS GOVERNMENT WOULD RECOGNISE THERE ACT FULL OF BRAVERY AND COURAGE and honour “Captain Rishikant and his team’s”valorous heroics remind us all of the exceptional men and women on Sea’s who serve our country, both then and now.” ―Sneha Narayan.

Capt.Rishikant’s and his whole team’s act of courage and loyalty marks the only time in modern history that the Medal of Honour should bee awarded in an Action where one recipient received the Medal for saving the life of another.

His company AESM has sent CAKE and bouquet at home to HONOUR CAPTAIN Rishikant NARAYAN so we celebrated his victory at home…

“Yes the captain in this journey is my husband and WE ARE proud of you”:SNEHA NARAYAN 😊DHRUVA TOO Is saying”PROUD OF YOU PAPA”

Come home we are waiting ….

Disclaimer: The narration of this act is Authors personal view. It may or may not fit exactly in the technicalities involved while situations of injured person on board a ship.Although the author has made every effort to ensure that the information in this Article is correct, the author do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by errors or omissions, whether such errors or omissions result from negligence or any other cause.

THANK YOU AESM By Sneha Narayan

To Quote:
Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy, they are the Charming Gardeners who make our Soul’s Blossom.”

So today I thank Capt.Rishikant Narayan and his Team for “Saving a Life at Sea”.

Dear Mr.Prasad Nayak sir and Capt.Shrikanth Sir

Appreciation can make a day, even change a life. Your willingness to put it all into words is all that is necessary.” —Margaret Cousins

Henceforth,I take this opportunity to thank you all for such a warm Gesture. I appreciate everything you have done.You all went above and beyond for this Surprise..

This was an amazing surprise Gift and I fall short of words to express my Gratitude towards everyone in AESM. We feel Deeply Honoured.

Sharing the pics.

The flower’s

The Cake

The card..

I wanted to express my personal gratitude for the effort and extra time you have contributed towards these surprise gifts.

As the popularity of hand written thank you letters decreases, the significance and value of sending one is more important than ever.

There is no substitute for a card that someone took the time to write and send. No email, text, or shout out on social media can replace the sincerity of paper and pen. So thought of writing this Article and expressing Gratitude..Thank you for your consideration and forthcoming response.

We Family and Friends celebrated this

HAPPINESS of Saving a Life”

By Captain Rishikant Narayan and his Team Accompanying the gifts Presented by AESM in a small party at Home…

Sharing Pics..

Thanks for taking out time and reading.

Regards

Sneha Narayan & Dhruva Narayan

Secret’s of Happiest MOM Revealed….

Launching first article of my 2nd Blog

Bella Vita“..summation of Good and Happy life..

As Nothing is more relaxing than writing an article to me ,it’s so theraputic.It takes me away from the chaos of our multi-tasking life, gives my eyes a rest as i get lost in portraying my thoughts on pages, and here is a beautiful creation..
“Girl Gang this is my gift to you all on World’s Chocolate Day 7 July….”

Coming to the topic now..

Have you lately found yourself at your wit’s end?

As mom’s, we are constantly on the go.So coming to the topic for today

Secret of Happiest MOM’s……..let’s start the roller coaster ride

From dance classes to vocal practices, swimming class, karate class , school,office and daily household chores it is no wonder that our once healthy lifestyle is placed on the back burner.

This quote reminds me of the common saying “we can’t pour from an empty cup.”

It’s very important that even in our busy lives we take care of ourselves as well so that we can pour all our love and care to our kids.

“OATH FOR NEW MOM’S”

The moment you become a mother and commit to caring for your child, set an intention for yourself: I will honor and respect myself by regularly taking care of my needs. This will make me happier and better able to care for my family.

And now for we mom’s who are into patenting from years..

It’s highly recommend that Mums should go out with friends at least ONCE a week for better HEALTH and HAPPINESS

Having friends is essential for your health and happiness.
But GOING OUT with your pals at least ONCE a week is important for your overall wellbeing, research has found.

A study conducted by Oxford University found that women who go out with their girlfriends often had better health and happiness than those who didn’t.

Mums need to go out with friends for better overall health. noted that women who get together with four best friendS ONCE a week where they “do things”what they like is of utmost importance.

“Doing things” consists of drinking, gossiping, talking and basically overall “Girlie Time”. But you don’t have to be a night owl or a big drinker, quite the opposite. The importance lies in releasing endorphins while laughing or having a giggle with friends.

What’s more, the study found that having a larger number of friends ensures you have a higher pain threshold and they will help you live longer.

“The figure of Once a week comes from our findings that this is the amount of time that you typically spend with your closest friends/family,”

“For both Men and women (no surprise) having a large, well-integrated social network has a significant impact on both physical and emotional health.

“People with larger and/or more integrated networks suffer less illness, recover quicker from surgery, are less likely to die — and even their children are less likely to die.”

However, researchers noted that only 2 out of 5 women have the time to actually go out with their girlfriends once a week, even less often if they have children to care for and all sort of work but girls meet at least once a week who so is available..

“Research shows that women, [possibly] more than men, need to maintain friendship connections. It increases serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone,”

“We get busier, with more responsibilities. It makes us feel nurtured and validated to hang out with friends we can be totally ourselves [with], minus the outside pressures.”

Benefits of time with friends include a faster recovery time from illness, a stronger immune system, lower anxiety levels, as well as increased generosity levels.

The proof to this saying is my current situation

Recently Rishi joined ship and while returning back home with a heavy heart of separation ,tears rolling down my cheeks was sitting at the back seat of my car suddenly met with an accident.I landed up with some internal injuries..

The Honda surveyor said that in this amount of damage to a car people are not saved you are v lucky something was protecting you and you came all alive.

It’s my “MOM’S GirlGang” that took care of me.

Since last 10 days now I haven’t been cooking at all every day from breakfast to dinner all my “Mum Girlfriends” come to shower there love on me with yummy breakfast, lunch and dinner . There is so much to eat and rest in fridge for other day but again next day lots of lovely food…the point is its this bonding and relationship built in years that in absence of Rishi too I am being pampered by my friends.

Thank you so much Richa ,Vrushali, Divya for yummy food .

Thank you Shobna bhabhi and Suraj bhaiya for all the mouth watering breakfast you use to get daily from Wakad to my home…

One of my friends is a doctor and her hubby is an orthopaedic they at this crisis and pain period of my life took very good care of me. They did all my medicals and treatment in a hassle free way .Thanks Rucha and Amol. Official doctors of ’43 Privet Drive”Family.

Thank you Baba and aunty for always making me strong in my tough times especially when Rishi is on board,the oil prepared by Aunty worked as a miracle ..and in that immense pain also I fully enjoyed Tanvi’s wedding . Baba you cheered me up when I was feeling low you made sure even I am happy in this celebration.Thank you my Mentor’s.

Sounds like it’s time to make some plans with the girlfriends. For health reasons, obviously.

So get going..

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