Onewhohatedbooks blog is growing. I am excited to announce that we will be hosting guest bloggers very soon. I am happy that this venue is growing. First post by guest blogger will be on Fathers day June 21.
We are also launching our Youtube channel on the same day. Just like blogs here, you will be able to see variety of thoughts and poems. Please tune to the channel on June 21st if possible. To see book trailer for Droplets.
I cannot say how much I am excited and which all venues are opening up for me these days. I hope I can connect with each one of you through many mode of mediums.
I could be one of the stats from India. Daily one student suicide because of the pressure they go through. Can you believe it?
It is true. I have been in this situation. Hey, I can say this much. I never thought of taking my life. I did want to run away from home. Many times. Today after many years, when I look back. I think I had some one looking up for me. Some people call it as God or some supreme power. I still don’t know what it is. I am lucky…
Why? This much pressure. Society is so blind in India. Never changed, this many years and still the same. I thought, situations have changed. But NO guys. I am furious. Recently I read in the news paper, that parents paid some person to arrange strangers to write their kids entrance test to get admissions to Medical courses. Now what happened, they got caught. Now kids got debarred from colleges. The parents are in Jail. Again- Why? What did they got out of this? Kids lost their education. They lost their parents. Now for their entire life, they will be horrible.
I am sick and tired of this. Prime Minister Narendra Modi Ji is doing a lot for the country. But it is high time for him to take a look at this situation. Students are our future. He should reform education system. He should find ways to educate society, that other careers are needed for a well balanced community.
Why, they are forcing kids to do only certain courses? Why the parents are forcing the kids to do the courses they don’t like? Also, why this much pressure put on kids when they are at colleges? Why they have to perform so much? Why they cannot just be kids?
All these talent, these parents create by forcing kids to develop. Kids do it just to make their parents happy. Then they leave country. So what does this society of India really get out of this? I am confused here. Every time I think about it. I am sick on my stomach.
We are ruining our future. Our kids will never live in peace and they lose their childhood. My generation, most of my friends went through this pressure. I thought when we grow up, atleast our kids will not go through this kind of pressure. I thought we will let our kids be kids. Trust me, I am doing my best to give my kids the best childhood they can get. I am living with them. I am getting my childhood back with them. I am re living my dreams, what I used to dream about when I was a kid.
Shame on you all guys, I am calling out all my friends back home. I know many of my friends still running after education institutions paying big donations, securing a seat for their kids, SO the kids get tortured in the system. India has not changed. STOP IT.
Still kids suicide every day because of the pressure we put on them to perform. We don’t give them choice and make them believe, if they don’t become doctors or engineers, they will not make it in their lives. Shame on me as well, I am not able to change the society I came from. I am doing what I can by writing this. Please stop. Let kids live, Let them chose their paths. Let them achieve their dreams. Let them pave their own fate. Guide them. But don’t force them to give you happiness.
I wrote my book, DROPLETS thinking one day the words in my book will open some people eyes. Who knows? My parents realized now, what I am saying. They are not forcing their grand kids. They love them who they are. So, guys, you all can change. We will save kids.
I am very proud today to announce this to the whole world. My younger son who is six years old gave this character to life. “Cutie Fox”.
One morning on the way to drop my both kids. I asked them to share stories. Reason was simple, I just want them to behave and not fight. They both thought about stories. Both had nice stories that morning. I liked it. I encouraged both to come up with more stories.
Those who have been following my blog knows that I have written another book. Come-Travel with me. I am not writing another novel about a lady who lived in a southern part of India during untouchable era. Story is about how she fought against society to support her family. Very raw life and definitely a motivation for many women these days.
Now, going back to Cutie Fox. I asked one day my younger son. If I will write a book for children. What should I write about? He said right away “Cutie Fox”. He also had a vague narration of story as well. I liked the concept. So myself, my older son Jaye and younger son Dravid had a roundtable discussion. I pitched in the story and they both liked it. That is how this book got its life.
Every one can pre- order this e- book from amazon. Link below