The Youngest Girl Web Designer and Youngest CEO in the World, designed and developed the official website of her school, Presentation Higher Secondary School, Kozhikode, Kerala, when she was only 8 years old.

She has won several National and International Awards for her excellence in web designing. The Association of American Webmasters honoured her by giving their membership along with their highest award for excellence in web designing, the Gold Web Award. She is the only member of the Association of American Webmasters, ever, under the age of 18.

Now she has received the National Child Award for Exceptional Achievement 2008, the highest award in India for Children instituted by Govt. of India.

Sreelakshmi Suresh started her own web designing company eDesign Technologies (www.edesign.co.in), wherein she is the CEO, the youngest CEO in the World.

Sreelakshmi Suresh is very much interested in computer applications even from her early childhood. When she was 3 years old, she used to draw pictures using MS Paint program in Computer. Then she learnt typing alphabets and gradually started studying web designing.

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Marital rape is illegal in England, Scotland and US, but not in India.

 

Marital Rape

In a country where rape is still considered a matter of shame, met with suspicion rather than empathy, the law believes that rape is not possible in a marriage. The institution of marriage, it’s believed, implies that there is no need for consent between the participants. Kanimozhi Karunanidhi, DMK MP in Rajya Sabha, claimed that according to a UN Population Fund report, 75 per cent of married women in India were subjected to marital rape.


When recently asked about the UN Committee’s recommendation to criminalise marital rape in India, the minister of state for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, said that looking at the context, the international concept of marital rape “isn’t applicable in the country”. Factors such as “level of education, illiteracy, poverty, myriad social customs and values, religious beliefs, the mind-set of the society to treat the marriage as a sacrament,” were cited as justifications for Indian marriages to presume sexual consent. One would assume, since there was illiteracy, poverty and all of the problems he set out, that it would be the responsibility of the government to protect any would-be victims of this circumstance. Apparently not.

Justice Verma Committee report set up in the aftermath of the Nirbhaya case suggested the removal of this exception, and even then the government hadn’t acquiesced, saying that such an amendment would ‘weaken traditional family values’. ‘Traditional family values’, probably being a reference to the absence of agency of women in the past; how they historically went from belonging to their fathers to their husbands but never to themselves. Statements like these, which normalise non-consensual sex in “special circumstances” are a symptom of the bigger problem, of ‘rape culture‘ in the society.

 

 

 


Lakhwinder Singh Dhillon

Melbourne: A Sikh cabbie in Australia has set an example of honesty after he returned 1,10,000 dollars to passengers who had left the bundle of cash in his taxi.

The incident happened in Melbourne recently when the cab driver Lakhwinder Singh Dhillon was doing his routine job of picking and dropping passenger.

“On that day I picked up few passengers and after a while I noticed a bag lying in my cab,” Singh told SBS Punjabi radio programme channel in Melbourne.

He said that when he opened the bag he saw it was full of cash which were 11 bundles of 10,000 Australian dollars.

Singh said that instead of thinking to pocket the money he was thinking of returning the cash to its owner.

“For a while nobody came to claim it as the owners were not able to remember it if they had left the cash at the restaurant or the cab,” he said.

“After an hour or so those passengers called the taxi company inquiring about the bag and I told them that it was with me,” he said.

“I went and returned the bag to the right people. The owner was very happy and said that I was a super honest man,” Singh said.


whataboutourvoice

For years and years women have had to endure endless sexual harassment, whether it be unwanted looks, inappropriate physical contact with strangers or even mere cat-calling. Street harassment in particular has become an epidemic in countries all over the world.

It comprises actions and comments between strangers in public that are disrespectful, threatening and unwanted. Such harassment can range from whistling and sexist or sexual comments to flashing, stalking, groping and assault. More importantly, it primarily impacts women, including more than 80% of women worldwide, and it directly limits their access to public spaces.

Studies have shown that more than 90% of women in countries like Egypt, India, Yemen, and the USA experience it. More than 80% do in Canada. A recent study in France found that 25% of women between the ages 18-29 feel scared when they walk down the streets. In London, 43% of women ages 18-34…

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whataboutourvoice

Usually when you think of a rapist, you tend to think of an adult man lurking on a dark street corners or in a dodgy alley. Did you ever think a rapist could in fact be an adolescent youth under the age of eighteen who sits across from you in class? Well according to a new study published in JAMA Pediatrics nearly 10% of American youth cause sexual violence

What was even more disturbing was that the thrill of getting away with it often overrode the crime being committed.

“Two out of three of our perpetrators said no one found out, so they didn’t get in trouble,” said study co-author Michele Ybarra.

Ultimately the blame for such callous behaviour has been put on the lack of sexual education at home in in schools throughout the United States. While this is true and education truly is one of the ways…

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Pingali Venkaiah

Pingali Venkayya, He is none other than the man who designed the Indian National Flag.  The Inspiring Personality, but unknown to most of us.

Pingali Venkayya was born in Bhatlapenumarru, near Masulipatnam, the present day Machilipatnam of Andhra Pradesh, British India to Hanumantharayudu and Venkataratnamma.

Venkayya was an accomplished person on many fronts. He was knowledgeable in geology (which he would later obtain a doctorate for) and agriculture.

In Andhra Pradesh, this knowledge enabled him to spend most of his fortune experimenting with developing new crop cultivars and to become an authority on diamond mining, leading to him being popularly known as “Diamond Venkayya”. He served in the British Indian army during the Anglo-Boer wars in South Africa. It was there he came in contact with Mahatma Gandhi and was influenced by his ideology. On returning to India, he worked as a railway guard and a government employee at Bellary before moving to Lahore, where he enrolled into the Anglo-Vedic college to study Urdu and Japanese. This versatile man was a prolific writer, a Japanese lecturer and a geophysicist.

National Flag :
During the National conference of Indian National Congress at Kakinada, Venkayya suggested that India should have a national flag of its own and Mahatma Gandhi liked this proposal. He suggested that Venkayya could come up with a design. During the National conference at Vijayawada, Venkayya proposed a tricolour with an Ashoka Chakra at the middle. Gandhi liked the flag, and the design was later adopted as the National Flag of India. After researching into 30 kinds of flags from all over the world, Pingali conceived the design of a flag which became the forbearer of the Indian national flag.

Pingali Venkayya died on 4 July 1963, in conditions of poverty. It was only a few years ago that his daughter began to receive pension from the government on his death anniversary.


One Indian solider , Lance Naik Mohd Firoz Khan of Char Minar, Hydrabad was killed when he was hit by a mortar splinter near line of control in Poonch sector on Tuesday evening, a defence spokesman said.

“It was a ceasefire violation when Pakistani troops opened unprovoked fire on our posts near Hamirpur in Bhimbar Galii in Rajouri district 180 km north of Jammu the winter capital this evening at about 1730 Hrs”,he added

Sources further said that martyr lance nayak Feroz Khan was given a holiday for EID but he preferred serving the motherland over  celebrations.

RIP Feroz…We are proud of you !!!

 

Kreativ Blogger Award

Posted: October 10, 2013 in Patriotic Quotes

Kreativ Blogger Award

Janta Rocks has been nominated for “Kreativ Blogger Award” by Sweet Sharing. Thanks so much although I dont think i deserve 😀

Here are the Kreativ Blogger Award rules:

  1. Thank the blogger who gave you the award and provide a link.
  2.  List seven interesting things about yourself.
  3. Nominate seven other bloggers, provide links, and let them know!

First I done with.

Second i yet to discover interesting things about me …so i am skipping it for now 😀

Third, to nominate other seven, here is the list:

1. First and foremost, its always been Sweet Sharing. I dont have enough words to describe beauty of this blog. You will fall in love with this blog once you visit it. Thats all i can say it for now 🙂

2. Caterers n Catering

3. What About our Voice

4. Gabriela Lebaron

5. AtOnce Sols

6. The Public Blogger

7. Capo