Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Nov 5, Armed with just water bottles and sticks, a group of poor tribal women in Muturkham village of Purbi Singhbhum district of Jharkhand trekked miles to the sal forest that surrounded their habitat. Their mission: To save the forest from being plundered and denuded by the "forest mafia".
Black. White. Red. Blue.
Four colours. Four people. Four perspectives of life.
One problem. Four thoughts.
It is raining heavily. There is no umbrella.
It is my bad luck. Why did I have to come without an umbrella today? Why couldn’t someone at home remind me to take my umbrella? I know, they don’t care about me. They are all so busy with themselves that they don’t have enough time for me. Why does this always happen to me? Why can’t I have a happy life? Everyone hurts me. Everyone hates me. I have no right to live. I am the BLACK sheep.
'My name used to be Mabinty Bangura and I was born in Sierra Leone during the Civil War. I was born with a skin condition called vitiligo, which made people believe I was cursed, and they would call me the Devil’s child. My parents realized that my future in Sierra Leone would be really hard. So from an early age on, they tried to educate me as much as possible. I was 3 years old when my father was killed by the rebels, while working in the mines. My mother and I had to go live with my uncle who believed I was cursed. Therefore, he would barely give us food.
“I was born and brought up in Navsari, Gujarat where my aunt raised me after my parent’s divorce. When she abruptly passed away, my neighbors looked after me and that’s how Nargis and I grew up together. She was the most beautiful woman in the world… it was no surprise that when she came off age, there were many who wanted to marry her — but she was firm about wanting to fall in love and marrying her soulmate. Once, when she was distressed about the pressures of marriage, I took her out for a long bike ride.
“I grew up at a red-light area in Shrirampur. It was a dangerous environment to be in — one of my classmates was a murderer and the others were thieves who taught me the art of pocket cutting. We’d often pickpocket people at train stations…and we were proud of it. We were always upto no good — but one day one of our pranks went horribly wrong. We were throwing stones at each other, and one of our friends passed away, because it hit him on the head. That shook me up and I decided to stop all these practices and become a better person.
मोरक्को की 23 वर्षीय इस्लाम मिटैट फिजिक्स की स्टूडेंट थीं। वो फैशन ब्लॉगर भी थी। कुछ दिनों बाद एक मुस्लिम डेटिंग साइट से उनकी मुलाकात अहमद से हुई। दोनों में प्यार हुआ शादी भी हुई। अहमद ने इस्लाम से वादा किया कि वो व्यापार करने तुर्की जाएगा और साथ में उसे ले जाएगा लेकिन शादी के बाद अहमद ने इस्लाम को जहां भेजा वहां शायद ही कोई जाना चाहे। अहमद बजाय तुर्की के सीरिया चला गया और आईएस का लड़ाका बन गया। वो अपने साथ जबरदस्ती इस्लाम को भी ले गया।
भारत के प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी हाल ही में अमेरिका से यात्रा करके लौटे हैं। दूसरी तरफ भारत और चीन में लगातार विवाद चल रहा है। हालांकि अमेरिकी राष्ट्रपति डोनाल्ड ट्रंप ने हाल ही में पेरिस जलवायु समझौते को रद्द करने की बात कही थी। ट्रंप के इस फैसले से सबसे ज्यादा प्रभावित होने वाले देशों में भारत और चीन शामिल होगें। भारत और चीन के तनाव के बीच चीन से पर्यावरण के मुद्दे पर एक राहत भरी खबर आ रही है।
चीन ने एक फॉरेस्ट सिटी बनाने का फैसला बनाने का फैसला किया जिसमें 40,000 पेड़ लगाने का फैसला किया गया है।
New Delhi, June 18, "'When the wind is right and the cloud is gone, you can see down this road as far as Darjeeling,' I told her. 'But it is a long and difficult road, full of perils, and if a traveller on foot were to look at the length of it, his spirit would be overcome and he would sit down and refuse to go any further. You must not look to the end of the road, Portia. Look only to the step in front of you. That you can do. Just one step. And you will not make the journey alone,'" Deanna Raybourn famously wrote in "Dark Road to Darjeeling".