THE JOURNEY OF SURVIVORS

70,000-year history of Indian sub-continent

REDISCOVERING INDIA

Unraveling the mystery of our roots to understand the present and predict the future.

WOMEN, SEX AND PREJUDICE

Do we have it in us to give the fairer sex the place they deserve?.

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Change of world order. Religious Terrorism. Where are we heading?.

INCREDIBLE INDIA

Wanderlust Hodophiles.

Welcome to KHOJ: The search to know our roots and understand the meaning of our existence.

Prejudice is the biggest problem in the society. It can be it in terms of religion, cast, sex, skin-colour, status etc. Prejudice can also be in form of the feeling that human beings are the greatest creation, or even patriotism about artificially created borders. The motto of KHOJ is to gain knowledge and break that prejudice. But there is a word of caution for the readers. To break the prejudice KHOJ might throw upon you the concepts it believes in. If the reader believes on KHOJ’s perception without question, then KHOJ itself might incept a prejudice in the readers mind thus failing in it own motto. KHOJ is trying to break its own world of prejudice, but at times that prejudice might get reflected in its writing. Please do challenge them.

Monday, December 24, 2012

RAPE: Are We Fighting The Right Battle?


"Of all the evils for which man has made himself responsible, none is so degrading, so shocking or so brutal as his abuse of the better half of humanity; the female sex." M.K. Gandhi

The night of 16th December 2012 shocked the entire nation… people suddenly realized that it was not human beings, but humanity that the Mayans predicted was about to end. There were protests, both real and virtual, all over the country. The problem with the protests was that there was no clear agenda. Some wanted justice for the 23 year old girl, some were protesting against the rape crimes and rising violence against women, while others were there because they were afraid of their and their family member’s future in the so called ‘rape capital of the world’. The ones with clear agenda were the opposition. The police was definitely tempted by few miscreants, who wanted the police to attack the innocents and make one more case against the government that was already weakened by corruption. The weakness of non-violent protest is that one small act of violence gives the police enough reason to attack and breakdown the entire protest. Amongst the pandemonium one thing was clear, people were concerned…and there were good reasons to be.