Saturday, July 12, 2014

Passion doesn't require any ambiance





Thursday, July 10, 2014

My enriching journey with the Merinews goes on...

Five years and still counting…

For a person deeply entrenched in spirituality and philosophy, voyage with the Merinews Family appears to be enshrined in my destiny. It all began in the summer of 2009 in the month of June. Since then it’s been five years.

As a journalist thoroughly enjoyed my enriching voyage with the Merinews Family. I take pride in sharing; the leading news website bestowed me twice with the “Citizen Journalist of the Month Award”. I was selected as the CJ of the Month Award in June 2009 and October 2011. Those awesome certificates with my name beautifully engrained, endorsed by the senior management of Merinews Family inspired me to stay focused on writing on socio-economic issues. That’s my genre.

Just like any other professional, I am also an ambitious guy with tons of dreams. However, would like to make it crystal clear, for me pen is not just a medium to make both ends meet. In fact, for me writing is a weapon to transform lives, bring about a change in the socio-economic fabric of the nation. That philosophy clearly reflects in my articles, write-ups.

The joy of watching my article getting published, drawing attention from the readers, garnering comment was amazing!!! Not easy to elaborate in words!!!

In the year 2010, was surprised to receive appealing visiting Cards and stickers. Some of the Visiting Cards are still with me, reminding me of my sweet, enriching, cherishable voyage with the Merinews Family.     

Proud to share, I am a witness of many exciting turnarounds the Merinews Family has gone through. Your portal has gone through modernization to keep pace with the ever changing market dynamics, offering exciting features for instance CJ Columnists and point system. I have also seen many new CJs coming onboard, while some old ones drifting. It’s the quality of the Merniews and warmness of the family that is keeping the beautiful ship floating in this era of cut throat competition.

There have been quite emotional moments too. When brutal Delhi gang rape occurred in Dec 2012, I wrote couple of articles focusing on the tragic issue. When the victim died, I wrote an article at the dawn of the day, around 0630 pm. I called Sudipto asking him to publish the article at the earliest considering the gravity of situation as the whole nation was tracking the tragedy. Within couple of minutes, I saw my article dedicated to the Nirbhaya finding space on the news portal.                      

Though I am regularly writing for the wonderful website, they never thought me fit enough for a columnist. I am now a published author too, recently released my dream book, “Gender Discrimination: An Indian Perspective”, dedicated to a significant social cause, gender atrocities, crime, oppression against women/ girl children. On the same pivotal subject, I conduct workshop too, a modest endeavor to bring about a paradigm shift in the psyche of patriarchal society.            

Hats off to Merinews Family!!! My love for Merinews has only grown but diminished with the time!!!                                                                           

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Workshop on Gender Discrimination at the Lioness Karnavati Hostel for Blind and Physically Challenged

Workshop on Gender Discrimination at the Lioness Karnavati Hostel for Blind and Physically Challenged

Conducted a workshop on Gender Discrimination, on July 06 at the Lioness Karnavati Hostel for Blind and Physically Challenged, Ahmedabad. As part of my dream project, I conduct workshop, deliver lecture on gender discrimination, crime and atrocities against women/ girl children, a modest endeavor to scuttle the menace.

The social initiative focuses on a wide spectrum of issues pertaining to gender discrimination, crime and atrocities against women including:

• Gender discrimination;
• Crime and atrocities against women;
• Ramification of gender discrimination;
• How to scuttle the menace.

It was a great learning experience, I was moved by the courage, grit, determination of these physically challenged girls…Many of them were facing acute physical challenge, complete blindness, can’t speak, can’t hear…

At times when we are down, encountering horrible time, we start shutting doors for brightness, think we are the most unfortunate people on this universe…Draw inspiration from these wonderful girls…

Many of the girls were outstanding, would like to mention Asha and Julie…vibrant and intelligent…

Also, thank one of my good friends here in Ahmedabad, Ginesh for his support…

"Change in mindset of the patriarchal society is the key to overcome the shame of gender discrimination."

“Stop the shame!!! No more rape, crime against women.”

I have also penned down a book dedicated to the victims of Gender Discrimination, "Gender Discrimination: An Indian Perspective”, now in public domain.

No intention to make money out of this social initiative. My objective is to bring out grave facts about gender discrimination in India in public domain, hoping the modest initiative will bring a paradigm shift in society’s attitude towards women/girl child. The 50% of the royalty earned has been earmarked for the welfare of the victims of gender discrimination.

Cover page link: http://wwwkrantirajiv-rajiv.blogspot.in/2014/05/cover-page-for-dream-project-gender.html

May I request you to kindly place your order at:

Atlantic Publishers and Distributors
E-mail : orders@atlanticbooks.com; Ph: +91-11-4077 5200-201

Friends in Agra/ Ahmedabad can contact me directly to receive the copy of the book at: dreamrajiv1931@gmail.com/ 08401691178

With regards.
Rajiv Azad
Contact info:
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Presented my dream book to Dr. Kanan Desai, Asst. Commissioner of Police, Women Cell, Gujarat Police

Presented my dream book, "Gender Discrimination: An Indian Perspective" to Dr. Kanan Desai, Asst. Commissioner of Police, Women Cell, Gujarat Police
Appreciate you Dr. Kanan for sparing your precious time for a humble writer like me...
The book focuses on:
• Gender discrimination;
• Crime and atrocities against women;
• Ramification of gender discrimination;
• How to scuttle the menace;
• Legendary women in India, including Kiran Bedi, Mary Kom and Indra Nooyi.
No intention to make money out of this social initiative. My objective is to bring out grave facts about gender discrimination in India in public domain, hoping the modest initiative will bring a paradigm shift in society’s attitude towards women/girl child. The 50% of the royalty earned has been earmarked for the welfare of the victims of gender discrimination.
May I request you to kindly place your order at:
Atlantic Publishers and Distributors
E-mail : orders@atlanticbooks.com; Ph: +91-11-4077 5200-201
Friends in Agra/ Ahmedabad can contact me directly to receive the copy of the book at: dreamrajiv1931@gmail.com/ 08401691178
With regards.
Rajiv Azad
Contact info:
dreamrajiv1931@gmail.com
dream_rajiv_1931@yahoo.com
08401691178
http://wwwkrantirajiv-rajiv.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/rajiv.azad.3
twitter.com/rajivazad