A Charmed Life

and we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne

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So this year ends with the death of a young girl who was gang raped and beaten in Delhi. In a country that is now seen globally as a progressive country it is devastating to know that a woman is raped every fourteen hours (and they are the ones that are reported).

That these men had the temerity to do this vile act leads to the bigger issues; the need to change social attitudes and corruption that permeates every corner of the country. I was in India this year and I saw corruption firsthand everywhere I went whether it was to park a car or to gain entry to a tourist site, it is like a cancer and seems insurmountable to conquer in a country of over billion people. But that this particular case of sexual violence has initiated a national movement gives me hope that something anything will be done.

With a new year dawning and resolutions being made…this girl cannot and should not have died for nothing.  I keep thinking what would Gandhiji say – I feel his heartache because my heart aches too.


Author: akiwigirlabroad

'the universe always has your back'

One thought on “and we’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne

  1. What a lovely cheery note on which to end the year!

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