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Spiti SpitFires : Ride to the land of Lama

My palms had been itching for long for a long ride & I could not see anything beyond mountains. Mountains untouched, rustic, in the best or worst of their natural self with only serious travelers around to appreciate them and not leave behind their trash.
After 3 Idiots (the movie) 'Pangong Tso' in Ladakh which was not much heard of atleast amongst the 'Simla Manali' Type tourists got enormous hits and loads of enterprising tourists thought of exploring it as the likes of Amir Khan & Kareena Kapoor had made it intriguingly surreal  What happened post it was a major disaster - the once placid & tranquil spot with almost nil stay and eating options now mushroomed with umpteen shanties , over enthusiastic tourists clicking pics & selfies & wasted no time in making them viral leading the place to be strewn with plastic bottles, wrappers & loads of muck...phewwww. So a place I loved so much & traveled thrice before had to be decided against.
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Crime Against Women

It was shocking yet again to read the news & fathom the naked audacity of the psychopaths who not only gang raped a young 19 year old mother of a few months old baby but also rammed the new born on the pavement infuriated by her constant wailing.
In yet another brazen incident of personal vendetta, a young techie was shot dead by a jilted lover who couldn't take a negative from her. The 23 years old Anjali Rathour, a Mgmt Traneee with Lava Mobile Phones was shot dead by an unidentified person at Shatabdi Rail Vihar, a residential society in Noida Sector 62, last week , where she lived.
Police said CCTV cameras recorded footage of her being chased by a pistol-wielding man at a parking lot of the apartment complex around 6.34 am. However, poor video quality has prevented police from zeroing in on the murderer so far.
This is not the end of the ordeal but just the tip of the iceberg, an number of cases are not even reported by the victim and a similar numbers are not entertained …

Rampur Molestation : Sheeps grow horns

What happened ?
The video is disturbing of course & what is more disturbing is the audacity of this pack of 's**t' to openly outrage the modesty of ladies & record their misdeeds & make it go viral for NO FAULT OF THE WOMEN!
Those of you who did see the video would appreciate that pleading , requesting & humbling down from the victims, which fell on deaf ears. Remember, a psychopath has utter disregard to our convenience or plea, all they want is to vent their barbaric vibes either through thought or action.
Most time such incidents happen when these pack of 'wolves' gather together & acquire a sense of strength & support.
in the video when the pleas fell on deaf ears the women became more vocal & started shouting & even abusing but by then it was too late & by now the pack of hooligans had gauged the response level of their victim and were couldn't careless.
It was foolish of these spineless men to post the video as it led to th…

Sheep or Sheep Dog : Avoiding a kidnapping

Introduction The ordeal of someone who gets kidnapped cant be described here nor shall I make any effort to do so. Rather I shall try & explain the whole concept of kidnapping & the antidote for the same. Kidnapping is not very common on our streets but it is definitely not 'uncommon'. The incidents of men & ladies getting pulled inside a moving car, kidnapped, raped & let go or even killed & dumped keep finding place in the newspaper but surely miss out our eyes because 'may be we are not bothered' or may be 'it did not happen with me so its ok' syndrome has colored our whole psyche and made us 'sheeps' & since we do not have very many 'sheepdogs' around we need to fight our own battle.
Why do kidnappings happen? They happen when we are lost & oblivious of our surrounding, when we look like sheep - fearful & unprepared or may be when we have a past & someone need to settle a score with us. But is surely happe…

Black Belts to Black Spots

Today as I looked at the newspaper & read about a certain institution planning to inculcate 'self defence' training for their employees as a preventive measure against rowdy attendants & visitors who not only threaten the staff but even vandalize both property & life I felt very happy.But my excitement was short lived, when I further scrolled that those responsible for training the team are Martial Artists who have won laurels in various tournaments & competitions. Well, I respect these martial artist / sportsperson & have highest regard for them as great athletes who have proved their worth on the 'mat' against another 'player' & while all this was done under the sharp eyes of the referee adhering to the laid down rules & norms.
Unfortunately, the streets have no rules, there are no matches but bloody brawls which may lead to some very serious injuries or even fatalities but definitely not a medal or award. Survival is the agenda &…

Stockholm : Alleged Terror Attack

Introduction It was work as usual for me on Apr 7th 2017, this time in Odisha (India) & little did I know that another barbaric incident was making an infamous history in Europe again, this time in Sweden. Nice (France), Brussels (Belgium), Westminster (London) & now Stockholm (London) have had a similar fate , all within a very short span of time. The modus operandi in all these mishaps remained almost the same - 'use of a heavy vehicle as missile to mow done innocent lives'. News Report A man drove a stolen beer truck into a crowd of people in a popular shopping district in Stockholm on Friday afternoon and then rammed it into a department store, killing four people and injuring 15 others in an attack that unleashed bloodshed and panic on the streets of another European capital. “Sweden has been attacked,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in a televised news conference. “This indicates that it is an act of terror.”A nationwide manhunt conducted through much of the even…

2016 : The year that was (A Protection Professionals perspective)

Introduction
Right at the outset let me extend my best wishes to you & your near /dear ones for a fantabulous 2017. Hope this year sees you shun your inhibitions & fear from uncertainties standing tall against all adverse situations! I convey equal gratitude to the year gone by without which I wouldn't be stepping onto this new year. Is it all a number, fate or sheer luck which made me walk into 2017 with my held high or is there something else without which it may not have been possible ? The answer without an iota of doubt is 'YES', our preparations & adaptability made us to this day without which we would probably have seized or succumbed.

Hoping versus Acting
If you cast your eyes on the National Crime Record Bureau , you will be surprised to see that inspite of all tall claims the crime whether it be attempt to murder, murder, rape etc. have shown an upward trend. We may hope & pray for a world where there is peace, tranquillity & love which is very l…