life history of Sonam Arvind….

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In a span of just three years in Los Angeles, Indian actress Sonam Arvind Dhage has made a mark in TV commercials and industrial films. Now, she will be seen on the big screen in Troy Byer Bailey’s urban comedy “I Really Hate My Ex,” playing an ex-girlfriend; in a supporting role in Phil Condit’s horror film “Empress Vampire,” making the round of festivals; and on the comedy feature film “Wingman, Inc.,” from director Choice Skinner.

Born in India and brought up in Dubai, Dhage has also shot an industrial film for Los Angeles City College and appeared in television commercials for Telemundo and Dove.

In Jada Pinkett Smith’s poignant music video on the topic of human trafficking, “Don’t Sell Bodies,” Dhage played a prominent role and was directed by actress Salma Hayek, according to a press release. Having trained at Second City and TVI studios, Dhage has also produced, co-wrote and acted in a short film titled “TypeCast.”

Up next for the busy actress is a lead role in “Treasured” (Khazana) by Indian American director Rahul Nath, scheduled to begin shooting in December; and a lead role in Anand Alagappan’s “The Night,” which starts in January.

Child marriages in India

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Every year, millions of Indians girls are married as children. In some instances the brides are no more than 4 or 5 years old. Child marriages are illegal in India, but the practice is flourishing.

Rajasthan is the epicenter of India’s child marriage. More than half of girls born in the area become child brides before the age of 15. The life of a child bride is very sad. The moment, she gets married, from a physical, mental, emotional and educational perspective, her life becomes very challenging.

Most of India’s rural poor live on less than a dollar a day. Marrying off a daughter means one less mouth to feed. In India, Girls are seen as a liability & burden. The girls family is responsible for the paying (of) the dowry, so the longer they wait to get the girl married off, the more they will have to pay the future In-laws.  Each year some 10 million girls are married before they turn 18, and the ripple effects of these young marriages are devastating. Research shows that girl brides are more likely to die during pregnancy and child birth, lose her child before it’s born, be indebted with HIV and undergo multiple abortions.

Police Raids Red Light Areas, Detains 6 Girls…..

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In a bid to combat illegal prostitution, the Maharashtra Police raided a red light areas in Maharashtra, India and detained around six girls alleged to be a part of immoral trafficking.

Police Inspector S D Kamble said Hari Shankar Moolchand Mahto, who was running the sex racket, has also been arrested.

“After conducting a raid with other officials, we have arrested Hari Shankar Moolchand Mahto, the person who was running the business and we have rescued six girls including two from Delhi, two from Kolkata and one each from Lucknow and Pune,” said Kamble here today.

Kamble also said that the girls would be kept in remand room and a case has been registered against Mahto.

“The girls will be kept in a remand room and an offence has been registered under III, IV and V PETA Act against Hari Shankar Moolchand Mahto and his accomplice,” he added.

According to the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC), South Asia is the second largest venue for human trafficking in the world, after East Asia,

Over 150,000 people are known to be trafficked within the region every year – mostly for sex work, but also for labour, forced marriages and as part of the organ trade, according to UNODC officials.

Traffickers often take advantage of impoverished communities, luring girls and young women and girls with promises of jobs as maids or nannies in wealthy households in the cities. But, activists say, the reality is very different.

Bihar Chief Minister…. anti-corruption drive

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Patna: Nitish Kumar led-Janata Dal (United) government in Bihar on Wednesday ordered dismissal of corrupt officers from service even if they secure reprieve from a court.

Corrupt officials in Bihar will not get protection in the state and have to face punishment even if they secure reprieve from a court, as the state government Wednesday ordered dismissal of corrupt officers from service within two months.

The government would dismiss more than 200 corrupt officers and employees on the charge of corruption within the next two months, Sinha said in a statement here after a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

“The chief minister has directed speedier action against corrupt officials and ordered dismissal of all of them within two months after completing departmental proceedings and other formalities,” Chief Secretary AK Sinha told mediapersons.

“The sword of suspension is hanging on the heads of 576 corrupt officials,” he told reporters after the meeting.

Nitish Kumar held a video conference with all the district magistrates and superintendents of police here to enquire about corruption cases involving public servants and speedy trial in such cases.

A vigilance officer would be appointed in every department and in districts, a civil official and one police official would be authorised as vigilance officials who would work under vigilance commissioner, he said.

The CM said whistle blowers on corruption would be rewarded and helpline service in every department should start within 15 days.

The CM observed during the meeting that while in other places corruption runs from top to lower level, in Bihar corruption is prevailing at lower layer.

Sinha said Nitish Kumar also ordered the setting up of a local unit on the lines of the vigilance bureau or the economic offences unit to deal with corruption cases. “He has directed strengthening of the vigilance bureau or economic offences unit on the lines of CBI (Central Bureau of Investigation) to fight against corruption in the state,” he said.

“Nitish Kumar is hell bent on punishing corrupt officials in a record time. It will help to restore the common man’s faith in governance,” an official said.

 

A “corrupt” poverty line

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The poverty in India is measured by a poverty line that is probably one of the most disputed and incessantly attacked measure in the world. What’s more, the World Bank’s controversial poverty line has its origins in the Indian model! It is simply what some call a “starvation line”, a line that accounts for the feeling of satiety: measured in calories.

You may be eating bread all year (or all your life) and use up your body in a few years, you may be living in a flimsy house that flies away at the first storm, and you may not have access to clean water or education: all this doesn’t matter, does it? If you agree it doesn’t, you now have some homework to do: read this page on the definition of poverty again!

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  • 50% of Indians don’t have proper shelter;
  • 70% don’t have access to decent toilets (which inspires a multitude of bacteria to host their own disease party);
  • 35% of households don’t have a nearby water source;
  • 85% of villages don’t have a secondary school (how can this be the same government claiming 9% annual growth?);
  • Over 40% of these same villages don’t have proper roads connecting them.

The forgotten poor

There’s also the problem of huge segments of the population that are not included in the official poverty count, namely the Dalits (the untouchables), women and minority ethnic tribes.

They’re groups that are marginalized in the society and These groups are marginalized in society and it’s more convenient for politicians to announce massive reductions in poverty by simply not including them in a census. It is easier to pretend they do not exist at all. However, it is obviously difficult to change the way an entire country and its society functions…

Face the problem… with tact

Right now, rather than trying to radically alter local customs and disrupt wider social dynamics in India, policies should find a way to take them into account. Otherwise, by allowing these groups to be systematically excluded, authorities risk massive social disorder and further tensions.

Maximum PLUS ONES, LIKES or RTs

Today while updating my beautiful Facebook status, I was thinking what to update on it? Sometimes we update our profiles or tweet, like ” very happy today “, ” life is beautiful “, ” that song is awesome “, ” going on a trip with friends “, ” missing you”, ” birthday today — having fun”.

Sometimes amazing photos from a party, sometimes photo with a baby, sometimes a photo with friends and what not ……….

Everyday we do many things, but we don’t update everything in our FB status like ” going for office ” , ” working in office ” , ” lunch break in office ” ,” going back from office “. But we might update status when it is raining heavily and we are going to office …”wow I love to go to office when it is raining heavily “. We enjoy updating beautiful status on FB. When we are doing something different or there is something happening to share with all or something that we do for the first time.

Updating a status is the best way to make ” LIFE BEAUTIFUL “. For that to happen everyday DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Something nice and happening. HELP SOMEONE, TRY SOMETHING NEW, SMILE MORE ….and update beautiful status on your profile.

LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL. JUST DO SOMETHING THAT IS WORTH AND BEAUTIFUL FOR UPDATING YOUR PROFILE. AND WHICH WILL GET MAXIMUM PLUS ONES, LIKES OR RTs!

Friendship Messages : That Show How Much You Cherish Your Friends

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Just enjoy them :

1) Real friends never leave each other, never part. They just sometimes sit silently, deep within each other’s heart, saying, “I’m just here if you need me.”
 
2) Friendship is impossible to keep within yourself, it will always extend as far as it can reach to touch your hearts. Exactly like the way you touched mine. Thank you so much.
 
3)  You were someone I don’t know before; you were someone I don’t expect I will get along with. But it turned out you have given me one of the best friendship ever. Thank you.
 
4)  A true friend understands when you say, I forgot, waits forever when you say, just a minute, stays when you say leave me alone, opens the door even before you knock and says can I come in?
 
5) Sooner, you’ll no longer feel my presence, you’ll never even miss my absence. I just hope that someday, when our roads meet again, you will still be the person I used to call friend.
6)  Maybe, I don’t really know you that well. I don’t know how you exactly act, but those things will not keep me away from you. Coz those are my reasons why I’m here… to know you much better.
 
7)  I’m praying that our friendship will never come to an end. I’m wishing that it will last until you can see an apple in an orange tree on the 30th day of February.
 
8)  An empty stomach needs food, an empty brain needs knowledge, an empty house needs a family, and an empty heart needs love. But then, an empty life needs a friend, thanks for filling in.
 
9)  Friends are like mornings, you can’t have them the whole day, but you can be sure they will be there when you wakeup tomorrow, next week, next year, forever.
 
10) Promise me we are true friends. You are the roof, I am the ground. You are the floor, I am the tiles. You are the sun, I am the rays. I am the tree, you are the monkey.
 
11)  True bonding is not measured by the time spent together or the favors done for each other but by the comfort you find when you realized that you care for each other.
 
12)  God gave us 86,400 valuable seconds each day. May I use a few seconds to say thanks for giving me the gift of knowing someone like you.
 
13)  God puts certain person in our lives for a reason, and whatever God had in mind for bringing you into mine, I don’t really mind. I’m just thankful He did!
 
14) Shores never meet yet share the same sand, the moon and the sun couldn’t be one yet cross the same sky. Just like friends who don’t meet often but never stop being friends.
 
15)  I’m proud of myself because I was given a chance to meet someone like you. Whatever happens, I’ll always treasure you because I know, I’ll never have another friend like you.
 
16)  I know your life can go on without me, that you can be happy without me, that you can survive without me. But even if you turn me away, I will still stay with you and will always be your friend.
 
17)  The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with, never say a word, and then, walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.
 
18)  There is no such thing as coincidence! People met for a special reason. But whatever it is, I’m so glad I have you in my life! Clueless? Oh come on! Let’s just say that we are meant to befriend.
 
19) I don’t regret the things I have done and the thing I didn’t do, for somewhere along the way, I must have done something right because I ended up with a friend like you.
 
20)  What if you need a friend and there are hundred steps between us? You can take the first step to get near me and I will take all 99 steps to be there for you.
 
There you have them;  be inspired everyday.