Monday, August 12, 2013

Smart Tips for women when alone in the company of a strange Man

Found this on FB, but they are wise, a must read for women living alone.

1) What should a woman do if she finds herself alone in the company of a strange male as she prepares to enter a lift in a high-rise apartment late at night?
Experts Say: Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 13th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.
2) What to do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your house, run into the kitchen.
Experts Say: You alone know where the chili powder and turmeric are kept.And where the knives and plates are. All these can be turned into deadly weapons. If nothing else, start throwing plates and utensils all over.
Let them break. Scream. Remember that noise is the greatest enemy of a molester. He does not want to be caught.
3} Taking an Auto or Taxi at Night.
Experts Say: Before getting into an auto at night, note down its registration number. Then use the mobile to call your family or friend and pass on the details to them in the language the driver understands .Even if no one answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows someone has his details and he will be in serious trouble if anything goes wrong. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound. A potential attacker is now your de facto protector!
4}What if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to – and you feel you are entering a danger zone?
Experts Say: Use the handle of your purse or your stole (dupatta) to wrap around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse or stole just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.
5} If you are stalked at night.
Expert Say: enter a shop or a house and explain your predicament. If it is night and shops are not open, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television.
Fearing identification, no one will dare attack you.
After all, being mentally alert is the greatest weapon you can ever have.
Please spread it to all those women u care & spread awareness as dis is d least we can do for a social & moral cause and fr d safety of women.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Help Save the RTI act

Ask the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, to save the RTI Act from amendments.

Dear Leonard -

The most powerful law we have to fight corruption is going to be diluted soon. In the next few days, theGovernment will amend the RTI Act to ensure that political parties do not come under direct public scrutiny.
It was a huge victory for India when we recently won an appeal to bring political parties under the RTI Act. But, instead of honouring the decision, political parties are now trying to change the law to exclude themselves.
This is a huge setback for our nation. In order to remain free of corruption, all political parties should be transparent and answerable to the public. This won’t happen if the RTI Act is modified.
It is time for us as people of this country to take action.Ask the Prime Minister (PM), Manmohan Singh, to save the RTI Act from amendments. Sign our petition.

We hardly have any time to act. We need to showcase that the whole country is against this proposed dilution of RTI Act. If thousands sign this petition
, the Government will know that there is growing public support, and that they cannot ignore this demand of their voters.
Help us get at least 25,000 signatures before we deliver them to the PM, the Cabinet Ministers and to prominent media houses. They need to know thatIndian citizens deserve and demand clean, transparent politics.
Each signature and every voice of the people of this country counts. Sign the petition and forward this email to your family and friends.

Thank you for taking action for our country,