Monday, February 7, 2011

Reality Check

Despicable. That's the only word I can come up with to sum up the horrendous Trichur train incident. For those who are in the dark about this tragedy (I doubt there are such people; this issue has been well-publicised): An innocent woman was brutally hurt and raped, resulting in her untimely death.

This violent incident is a shame not only to Keralites, but to the whole mankind which degrades the status of women and denies them the respect they deserve. In spite of so much progress in various spheres, women are still not safe in India. They are in constant danger of eve-teasers, harassers, molesters... it's no wonder that parents, including mine, are scared to let girls out late in the evening. But such incidents are no longer confined to the dark; they even take place in broad daylight!

It's high time that this male-dominated society realised that women are an integral part of the society and that they should be accorded honour. Women are NOT the dirt under men's feet. Women have their pride, their dignity, and whoever messes with it should be punished strictly. Otherwise there's a big question mark over the safety of women...

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I can't contain my joy!!!!

There are many Children's Associations (ബാലജനസഖ്യം) throughout the Calicut district, which are the initiatives of Malayala Manorama, a popular newspaper. After being the individual champion in the first-level (by being first in English short story & essay contests and second in the English poetry-writing), I participated in all the three categories at the regional level. And now the results are out! I bagged the first place in all of them!!!! :) The results were published in the issue of Malayala Manorama dated 5th February 2011.

I need to jump around for sometime... my bottled-up happiness need to be exercised! 

Friday, February 4, 2011

Hi Guys...

So here am I, Zainab Ummer Farook, a new entry into the blogosphere, or whatever this place is called. Right now, I'm supposed to do my maths homework but I can't get a single thing into my head, so I thought I'd sneak away.

My fellow students, except for my best friend Malu, think that I'm a goody-two-shoes whose nose is always in her schoolbooks. I actually find it hilarious. I mean, people think I love studying??? (Nobody in their right mind would, anyway...)

Talking about books, my beautiful volume of "The Chronicles of Narnia" is tempting me to switch off this PC... no amount of distraction will be sufficient to drag me away from my favourite books. If you want to know more about me, look below the blog title- there's a little button which says "About Me". Click on it please....
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