The Untold Story

“I’m scared of rain. Whenever I see clouds getting darker, I recall those days. Suddenly I feel a gnawing pain inside me,” said Sajitha Jabil, who was on the last day of her pregnancy when the floods happened.

Years have passed since the mega-flood ravaged Karnataka and Kerala. And the fear is quite palpable.
An entire neighbourhood had been flattened by rocks and sludge.

Here is a small story about survivors who fought for their lives.


SAJITHA JABIL

Sajitha’s water broke on the day the floodwaters reached the second floor of the mosque where she was seeking shelter. “My baby’s face keeps bringing back those remembrances. Not a single day enacts without us thinking of those days,” she said.

We all panicked as my water broke a week in advance. Many people made an effort to pass the message bidding help through Facebook and WhatsApp. Though connectivity was a huge issue in the heavy rains, the message ultimately caught up with the Navy.

By then, Sajitha was in Labour. The helicopter spun around twice before locating the mosque. Sajitha had to be winched up into the chopper. “I do not memorize anything about the lift. I had gone blank,” she said

But she remembers the view she had from the helicopter “it was water all over”.

SAJITHA delivered her third child, Subhana, at the Navy hospital. “The doctor there took such an admirable care of me,” she said.


KANHAIYA KUMAR

Kanhaiya Kumar, a constable with National Disaster Response. He was a part of a team assigned to rescue operations.

“I was told someone on the other side of the bridge needed help. Hearing this I ran to the other side with a colleague,” he recalled. By then the shutters of the dam had been raised and the water was about to wash over the old bridge. “I saw a person holding a child. Understanding the situation, I just took the child from the father’s hand and ran back,” he said

Barely moments after kanhaiya crossed the bridge along with the child and his father, the bridge disappeared under the railing waters.

Sooraj was the ailing child whom kanhaiya kumar, had carried to safety.

The video grab of kanhaiya running over the bridge holding the child became one of the most memorable moments of the flood.


JAISAL K.P.

Jaisal, 33, a fisherman hailing from Tanur in the Malappuram district, had become notable as the “stepping stone” during the flood. He and his friends were patrolling the waters in an inflatable boat. Then, they got a rescue request call.

“When we reached there, the scene was quite bad. The people were frantic and in tears,” said Jaisal. “When we asked them to get into the boat they could not as the boat kept moving. So I just went on all fours and asked them to climb onto the boat stepping on me. That is all I did.”

The video of him doing the act became viral and he turned out to be a hero. Jaisal insists he did not do anything extreme to deserve this kind of adulation.


I assert that “One positive outcome of this occurrence is that heeding the flood, individuals were generally more helpful. They no longer hold off on aiding the injured while they call an ambulance or the police. They have learned the value of cooperating through the flood.”

Writing & Creativity

“An idea goes worthless without a proper execution.”

Who carries out the Author?

A skilled scribe is someone who has mastered the trade and can create work with a distinctive inscription. With the potential in terms of fulfilment and creativity.

Writing: Quite simple, it is bringing your own “flair” to the writing process and straying from the conventional lines of academic norms, professional standards, and technical writing. It is frequently distinguished by a passion of the narrative craft, focusing on aspects such as character development, narrative, and storyline, and infusing its framework with originality and tale.

Creativity: As the name implies, creativity is an imaginative process that is produced by a person with all of their peculiarities and personalities. Creativity encompasses many different genres and styles, which are represented by creativity. Both fiction and non-fiction works of creativity fall within the broad category of creativity.

It’s common practise for authors to manipulate the protagonist or main character’s point of view in an effort to deceive readers and alter their perceptions.

Therefore, there will never be an umbrella definition to describe the “perfect” piece.

An inappropriate fact!

An inappropriate fact centred on men.

Only women, children and dogs are loved unconditionally. A man is only loved under the condition that he provides something.

Adult males often have the greatest rates of suicide, which have been steadily growing larger.

Hard work never killed a man. Men die of boredom, psychological conflict, and disease. They do not die from hard work.

I recall witnessing my father battle for something to pan out, and I grew up noticing my brothers, friends, and colleagues struggle for the same thing. To prove themselves to the world, but why?

That’s how men are made, is the only answer I’d get. You either prove your survival or you’re gone.

From childhood to adulthood, we have been encircled by several males. Having both good and bad, from guardians to builders of strength.

According to one study, women cope with pressure better than men.

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Do you think this would make sense without it?

Being a man, you thought us to prefer fight over death. Instead watching you pick death over fight is unacceptable.

What men and women need is encouragement. Their natural resisting powers should be strengthened, not weakened. Instead of always harping on a man’s faults, tell him of his virtues. Try to pull him out of his track. Hold up to him his better self, his real self that can dare and do and win out!

People radiate what is in their minds and in their hearts.

 

 

 

 

 

If you can recall the coloured ballpoint pen?

A multi-coloured ballpoint pen was mentioned in an opinion I read. It is the only pen that contains all the colours in one pen, making it versatile for use on many tasks.

There are no two people with the exact same fingerprint or DNA sequence. One person is not required if two identical individuals exist.

Being talented and distinctive is the best approach to benefit humanity.

Just like this pen, to excel as a leader, one must possess a unique set of abilities and character qualities.

You will gain the most in terms of job betterment if you have a diverse set of abilities that you can apply to one project.

Persistence is what makes winners out of losers, what makes quitters winners.

A unique combination of skills is what creates that real magic.

Can a lollipop be as big as $30 million?

Increased profits for a limited number of individuals. We should relax and adopt a circular, regenerative pattern. Once we ultimately choose to see the truth, we will advance as human beings.

As long as people are getting married, there will undoubtedly be greater demand for diamonds. Let’s discuss a remarkable adventure that demonstrates how mining works.

It takes 1 billion to 3.3 billion years for a diamond to form at a depth of 800 kilometres in the earth’s mantle. 14 carats of diamonds can occasionally be extracted in two to three decades. Diamond mines, with their high costs and rigorous labour standards. A government needs to spend almost 2,500 crores to extract one diamond, as it would result in the felling of over 20,000 trees, the use of a lot of water and the acquisition of 225 kilometres of land.

On top of all these diamond mines, huge open pits are dug in the ground and left out uncovered once a relatively small amount of usable diamonds are discovered.

In a similar vein, you might be familiar with the dark store model, a notion popularised by British retail giants.


Are dark stores seen in a different light in India?

In plain terms, a dark store is a small neighbourhood warehouse where consumers cannot enter directly and can only order online for home delivery. Dark stores in India have primarily been small warehouses with the goal of on-demand, fast deliveries, primarily under a D2C paradigm.

Nevertheless, the price of a speedy 2-hour or 4-hour delivery through dark storefronts is roughly 40% more expensive than the country’s conventional slot-based warehouse retail model. Dark stores require large ticket size orders and labour around-the-clock, whereas Kirana can operate at a lesser end as well.

Are Kirana leading India’s dark store’s drive?

As mentioned in my previous article, India already has a long-standing dark store network in the shape of Kirana stores. The size of the network and the familiarity of neighbourhood Kirana stores across the nation make it difficult for a tech-driven dark store segment to compete. In India, the dark store models never really took off.

The country is covered by a significant network of retail establishments. Due to Indian customers’ and businesses’ sensitivity to price, dark stores are difficult to sell.

Then why the move to dark store?

It’s as simple as the fact that more consumers are looking at the options that are not available in the nearest Kirana stores. This way, order fulfilment goes up. In discussion with the partners, purchase orders are raised. As a result of COVID, there has been an aggravated impact on home delivery demand, and consumer demand has evolved to look for groceries and essentials.

With the anticipation that more and more customers will be shopping for online groceries with quick delivery, it is projected that delivery costs will have decreased in proportion to the increased sales.

However, since doorstep delivery is the underlying principle here, last-mile delivery prices typically run substantially higher. Therefore, even if the delivery cost is decreased, not much will change.

Why haven’t dark stores been caught in India?

  •  Relatively higher cost component in comparison to large hubs and small Kirana stores.
  •  A lot to bear for startups, especially those without large profit margins.
  •  Manpower costs rise in tandem with fulfilment capacity.
  •  Dark stores at least require 2000-4000sq ft of land in densely populated areas of the city, thereby increasing the rent cost exponentially.
  •  Logistics and maintenance expenses eat into margins.
  •  With an estimate of 10% commission earned per order, a dark store operator would need an estimated minimum order size of INR 800 – 1000 to make a profit in hand, which is pretty hard.
  •  The costs of technology enablement, partner integration, cold storage and employment.

What’s rightful assurance vs wrongful manipulation?

The key idea is to give each of your consumers an outstanding experience. Yes, we acknowledge the reality of manipulation in exchange for comfort and calm.

A dark pattern is a message that has influenced you. Manipulation of dark stores, when potential customers visit the online platform, messages on the screen tell them how much other users of this site are saving. Benefiting from people’s desire to fit in creates a “fear of missing out.” They are the digital equivalent of time-honoured consumer-influence strategies.

We can’t just go spending pointless charges on it based on the fact that there is rapid delivery, quick purchasing, and a variety of products available.


Parallel to this, are we favouring micro-centres everywhere by making concessions to swiftly fulfil online orders? Are we only being brought down to a small level of luxury?

Why invest time in something that costs you more than you can afford?

70% of Indian businesses, from shops to eateries, are attempting to develop their online capabilities. Fragmented solutions to handle – orders, payment, billing and inventory demands for the store. An integrated platform for digitally engaging customers.

This lone man had a story to tell, but who was he?

It was then that the motivational creeds of supervision and racism prevailed. Days, when practically everything existed, were universally regarded as evil. Hitler’s reign was the era. The Nazi Party’s leader, Adolf Hitler, is well known. The Nazi regime was obliged under Hitler’s direction and its racially driven ideology. I’m here to reveal a brief history of this lone individual who defied Hitler’s salute.

August Landmesser, in the 1936 photograph who was obnoxiously refusing to give the Nazi salute among the other workers. He joined the Nazi Party in 1931 in the hopes that it would aid in his employment. His engagement with a Jewish woman named Irma Eckler occurred shortly after. The party kicked him out because of his love for a Jewish woman.

In Hamburg, they thereon filed for marriage. It was afterwards denied by the Nuremberg Laws, which forbade Jewish marriages with Germans and were organized to protect German blood and honour.

Lane and Eckler’s first child, Ingrid, were born in 1935. Landmesser realises that leaving Nazi Germany is necessary. Where his attempt turned out unsuccessful and he was stopped at the borders. Charges of racial disgrace and dishonouring the race were brought against the entire family. Landmesser was told to quit their connection but was adamant about staying. The Nazi dictatorship is once more defied by August.

Anticipated to this, he was imprisoned in 1938 and given a three-year sentence to a concentration camp.

August never thought up that he would never see his wife again.

Eckler, who was pregnant, was detained and sent to a concentration camp. Irene, the couple’s second child was born there. Eckler was soon relocated to a Nazi execution camp where she died alongside 14,000 other people. Both of the kids were allotted to an orphanage.

Thereupon serving his prison term, Landmesser was compelled to enlist in the army in 1944. He was listed as missing in combat two months later.

Irene Eckler, the younger daughter of Landmesser, choose to write a book many years later.

Dedicated to the tragic story of her family and her father’s lone, valiant protest.

An historical glimpse of a powerful woman

For all the women who are simultaneously improbably powerful and profoundly human. We have a long history of being powerful women. You all are aware of what that signifies. I’ll give you one good example of a powerful woman.

Keeping it brief and straightforward.


A well-known and frequently repeated tale is the one about Damayanthi from The Mahabharata. In the Vidarbha kingdom, there was a monarch named Bheema. His daughter was named Damayanthi. Stories of Damayanti’s beauty and intelligence circulated all over as she grew up to be an incredible woman.

The ruler of the Nishaba empire was Nala, who was powerful and attractive. He had prominence for being an ever-just and trustworthy ruler. He took care of his public as a parent would. He was adored in return by the people.

A Brahmin entered his court one delightful day. He proposed the name Damayanti after the daughter of King Vidarbha. Nala fell in love with the princess as a result of his vivid portrayal of her.

Nala was once strolling the royal garden unaided and abstracted about Damayanti. Golden-winged swans dismounted in a hive upon the meadow. As she moved, Nala caught one of them. The swan fought to flee. The swan stated, “Nala let me go, you talk in a human voice,” which stunned Nala. I am aware of human language. I’m going to release a splendid bird like you right now. How can I? Nala retorted. I’ll do you a favour if you exempt me. I’ll take a plane to the land of Vidarbha, where I’ll characterize you to Damayanti, the princess. She will yearn to be yours and yours alone once I refine her to you said the swan.

Nala let go of the swan. I’ve set you free. Now go. Tell Damayanti about my fondness for her. The swan flew to Vidarbha. Damayanthi ran towards the swan. Swan led her to a peaceful corner far away. It then addressed her. Damayanti, pay attention. I have come to tell you about Nala’s affection for you. The swan lavished praise on Nala. Your life and beauty would turn more worthwhile if you agreed to become his. You are a rare find among women. Nala is the most noble of men. The union of the best with the best results in happiness. What is your response? ”

Blushing, Damayanti replied, ”

“Dear swan, go and tell Nala that I am his and always have always been his.” The swan flew back and gave Damayanti’s message to Nala.

Meanwhile, Bhima was planning a grand ceremony called the swayamvara for Damayanti, where she could choose her husband. News of the swayamvara reached even the gods in heaven.

The Devas: Indra, the gods’ king; Agni, the fire god; Varuna, the god of the seas, and Yama, the god of the underworld had also heard of Damayanti’s charms. They also decided to attend the swayamvara. Damayanti claimed that kings, wearing rich clothes and jewels, came on golden chariots drawn by magnificent horses and surrounded by attendants to impress Damayanti. The four gods descended to earth as well. They passed Nala, who was also on his way to the swayamvara. The gods were taken aback by this mortal man’s dignified relevance and noble appearance. The gods came up to him. “Are you Nala, or not?” We’ve heard of you, of your generosity and devotion to the truth. Will you assist us? Will you carry a note for us? ” Nala bowed to them.

Nala replied, “I will do whatever you ask.”.

Tell Damayanti we’re coming and that she should marry one of us. Nala replied, “No.” You previously stated that you would do anything we asked.

Will you now go break your word? Indra questioned.

As the gods had ensured him, Nala was able to go without being stopped, straight into the palace and into Damayanti’s chambers. He noticed her sitting there. “I am Nala. I have come as a god’s messenger. The four supreme gods of heaven want you to choose one of them as your husband. I have come here unseen through their powers. As promised, I delivered their message. “Now, Damayanti, do whatever you think is best.” Damayanti paused for a moment to reflect. “Nala, you have done your duty to the gods by delivering their message,” she said. But the decision is entirely in my hands. If I put the garland around your neck, then you are not to blame. No harm can come to you as a result of my actions. “Go and tell the gods that I will choose you in their presence.” Nala’s heart was overjoyed. He returned to where the four celestials were waiting and delivered Damayanti’s message to them. The hour of the swayamvara arrived. The royal guests had gathered in the hall. All eyes were on the entrance door. Damayanti walked in, holding a garland. Without halting, she walked straight to where Nala was seated. Her brow furrowed, and she frowned. There were Five men seated in front of her, who resembled Nala. How is this possible?

In a flash, Damayanti reckoned who the men were. There were the four gods who had endured the form of Nala.

Damayanti then began to pray. Oh, gods, I have chosen Nala as my husband with faith and sincerity. For the sake of this belief, please reveal him to me. Damayanti observed the transformation.She wrapped the garland around true form Nala’s neck. Appreciation!! The gods confronted their true forms and blessed the young couple.

When asked how she distinguished. They didn’t even flutter an eye, she said in response. And instead of lying on the ground, their feet appeared to be hovering over it, as if they were not made for our planet. The flowers in their garlands appeared to have been picked just moments earlier. Shadows fell sideways as a result of the intense sunshine that was coming in. But none of the four men made a shadow. Nala sat next to them, his garland drooping from the heat and his eyes naturally blinking as he perspired lightly. He had his feet firmly planted, and Damayanti smiled and expressed gratitude as she regarded the priceless shadow he had created.

“Damayanti, you have chosen me over the gods themselves,” Nala exclaimed. I promise to be your most honorable companion. The four gods figured out that Damayanti’s love had a strength that was unmatched by their own. Her strong will and sincere heart moved them.

We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so passionate they can be sensible.