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Srishti-2022   >>  Poem - English   >>  The Imprisonment Cry..

Aiswarya Chandrasekharan

Allianz Technologies

The Imprisonment Cry..

What is this jail bar

Prisoning me ?

Move ,the heart said

Think, the head said

But wait , the world said.

Was I born for this ?

The question seems to haunt me

Every time.. Everywhere..

Even my sleeps keeps me asking

And Sometimes yes,

I am dumb to answer them

Or even pretend as deaf to escape


Bitterly cold in my ways

I think upon where are these leading to ?

Or is it just the querrness of my mind

Where in my life has I really ended to

And why is my life still

In love with imprisonment of no change

But being a loyal slave everytime ??


Why is this jail bar not breaking ?

Oh lord, what are you up to..

I just don't understand you and the destiny

Do you enjoy playing with me ??

Or are you upto free me for better

For the bail of my life's good deeds

I had left and for those still in action....

When will this bars break..??

Srishti-2022   >>  Article - English   >>  The future of Indian secularism

Lakshmi Mohandas

Allianz Technologies

The future of Indian secularism

“Soul of India lies in plurality and tolerance. This plurality came with assimilation of ideas over centuries. Secularism is a matter of faith for us” -- Pranab Mukherjee


Secularism means separation of religion from political, economic, social and cultural aspects of life, religion being treated as a purely personal matter. It emphasized dissociation of the state from religion and full freedom to all religions and tolerance of all religions. It also stands for equal opportunities for followers of all religions, and no discrimination and partiality on grounds of religion. A secular person is one who does not owe his moral values to any religion. His values are the product of his rational and scientific thinking.


Origin of secularism


According to modern literature secularism has its origin in western countries and it is related to the separation of the church from the state, which gives the state a position of neutrality between different religions, while at the same time, it guarantees all citizens right to adhere any religion. G.H. Holyoake has been regarded as the originator of the concept of secularism because of his important work such as, ‘Principles of Secularism’ and ‘The Origin and Nature of Secularism’. A secular state as defined scientifically, means a state which recognizes every citizen as equal and does not recognize any social or religious stratification for any political benefit. But what is generally projected as secularism is tolerance of all religions with special emphasis on the protection of minorities and preservation of communal harmony.


Evolution of secularism in India


Secularism in India does not mean does not mean irreligion. It means respect, regard, and pride for all the religions. There will be no priority of any religion. All the religion will get equal treatment irrespective of its priority. The states have not own its religion. India being a secular, there is no state or favored religion and state will have to follow constitution as a religion that gives equal status to all the religions exiting as such. In society secularism shows that there is no priority of any particular religion. Here religious supremacy never led to discrimination and prosecution of religious minorities. 


History says, emperor Ashoka was the first great emperor to announce, as early as third century B.C. that, the state would not prosecute any religious sections. In medieval India the Sufi and Bhakti movements bond the people of various communities together with love and peace. The Mughal emperor the great Akbar also to a great extent promoted the policy of toleration of different religions. His propagation of Din-e-Illahi (Divine faith) and Sulh-e-kul (Peace with all) were highly inspired by the spirit of secularism.


The spirit of secularism was strengthened and enriched through the Indian freedom movement too. The constitution drafted by Pandit Moti Lal Nehru as the chairman of the historic Nehru Committee in 1928, had the following provision on secularism as, ‘There shall be no state religion for the commonwealth of India or for any province in the commonwealth, nor shall the state, either directly or indirectly, endow any religion any preference or impose any disability on account of religious beliefs or religious status’. The principal advocates of secular ideology in modern India were Mahatma Gandhiji and Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru. Gandhiji’s secularism was based on a commitment to the brotherhood of religious communities based on their respect for and pursuit of truth. Whereas, Pandit J. L. Nehru’s secularism was based on a commitment to scientific humanism tinged with a progressive view of historical change.


Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru has been a leading champion of the concept of the secular state. The creation of India as a secular state has been accepted as one of his greatest achievements. Moreover he was especially concerned with transforming India from a ‘caste ridden society’ in which communalism constitutes a major threat to all the values that he cherished to a ‘national state’ which includes people of all religions and shades of opinion and is essentially secular as a state


Secularism in Indian constitution


Secularism as a principle is that religion cannot be a basis for discrimination of citizens. This is incorporated in Indian constitution through various provisions like


Preamble promising secular state


Right to equality(Articles 14, 15,16)


Right to religious freedom(Articles 25,26,27,28)


No religious restrictions for any secular executive posts like President, Vice president etc.


Principled distance to all religions is a unique feature of Indian secularism.


Critical respect for all religions. Criticality ensures that practices which do not promote social equality, liberty and fraternity are not tolerated.


Intervention when needed to promote constitutional values. Untouchability abolition, Triple Talaq abolition are examples. But such intervention cannot be discriminatory.


Constitutional secularism needs collective action from all stakeholders – Judiciary, civil society, media and citizens.


Advent of party-political secularism


Party-political secularism, born around 40 years ago, is a despicable doctrine practiced by all political parties, including by so-called ‘secular forces’. This secularism has dispelled all values from the core idea and replaced them with opportunism. Opportunistic distance , but mainly opportunistic alliance with religious communities, particularly for the sake of immediate electoral benefit, is its unspoken slogan.


Indifferent to freedom and equality-based religious reform, it has removed critical from the term ‘critical respect’ and bizarrely interpreted ‘respect’ to mean cutting deals with aggressive or orthodox sections of religious groups — unlocking the Babri Masjid/Ram temple for puja, and forsaking women’s rights in the Shah Bano case. It has even been complicit in igniting communal violence. This party-political ‘secular’ state, cozying up alternately to the fanatical fringe of the minority and the majority, was readymade for takeover by a majoritarian party. This was accomplished by removing the word ‘all’ and replacing it by ‘majority’: respect only the majority religion; never criticize it, but recklessly demonize others; and ridding the state of the corrupt practice of opportunistic distance not by restoring principled distance but magically abolishing distance altogether. This is untrammeled majoritarianism masquerading as secularism, one that opposes ‘pseudo-secularism’ without examining its own equally unethical practices.


When politics becomes a threat to secularism


In the current political scenario, its undoubtful that religion/caste is a strong weapon to win the electoral poll. Political parties patronize religion on the basis of their majority in the society. Its evident that caste can influence the results of the election. Political parties formulate policies on the basis of caste ,most of the time to gain the political status and votes. There is a strong relationship between caste and politics. In this relationship, it is not only politics that is impacting the  caste, there is a clear reverse impact as well.


Democracy and casteism  therefore opposes each other. The democratization process will transport new power from the marginalized communities. People want empowerment and want their voices to be listened. The political leaders will have to democratize themselves and try their best to fulfill the basic needs of the common man. Article 325 of Indian constitution clearly states  that there should not be votes on the basis of religion. Everyone has equal voting rights. Representation of people act 1951 article 123(3) says that if any candidate appeals to cast vote, on the basis of religion  and if it proven at the court of law, then their election will be declared invalid. This act is framed to ensure that no one is going to vote on the basis of the religions. Therefore the restriction that an act says should be effectively utilized. So, that Indian democracy further prosper and equality and secularism is maintained.


What is to be done?


What then must be expected from real, genuine secularism? Justice to all citizens, affirmation of all reasonable religious identities, rejection of majority communalism, careful defence of legitimate minority rights only when accompanied by a robust critique of minority extremism, and a critical appraisal of religions with a deeper, empathetic grasp of their traditions. The government’s primary business is to prevent religion-based violence, oppression and discrimination. Perhaps, those outside the government should attend to its other functions. Together, we may just rescue our genuine secularism.


Few suggestions to bring up India’s pluralistic tradition of social harmony that will ensure constitutional secularism are


Promote socially driven secularism movements instead of the current politically driven ones


Gender and caste based oppression must be addressed in all religions. This was the objective of 19th century socio-religious movements and must be pursued now.


Reform must come from within for effectiveness. Sole outside critique will not yield results when communities perceive it as threat to their way of life.


I must agree these are easier said that done solutions especially when we have political parties and authorities with strict agendas trying to create unrest within the society and reap benefits out of it. But any change should start from within . India as a nation have shown tremendous growth and evolution in many aspects and been raised to the position of the one of prominent nations in the world. If we take a little effort to educate ourselves and be aware of the selfish political agendas ,it will be the beginning of a big change. It will surely give breathing space for evolving new forms of socio-religious tolerance which promote secularism and inclusion which are the true essence of Indian democracy.


Srishti-2022   >>  Poem - English   >>  When I was a child,

Amalda Christine Wales

Allianz Technologies

When I was a child,

When I was a child,
I would play in my mother’s garden.
Blooming trees circled it.
There were lush white magnolia flowers,
pink redbuds and cherry blossoms.
Also, my favourite mango tree,
the ever aromatic citrus blossom,
and tasty apricots and peaches.
Adorned with daffodils, dahlias, and daisies,
and fallen flowers that carpeted the garden floor.
I recall the sweet scent of the lavenders,
how the delicate crimson roses and sunset yellow chrysanthemum,
pink peonies, blue sage and violet tulips colored the garden.
There was a pond with blue water lilies.
It was vivid with colors and the chirping birds.
Today I look at the garden and lament
it has lost the colors
Now it’s always winter in my mother’s garden.
No flowers bloom, trees have lost their leaves
Frozen pond and no birds in sight.
I await the spring,
but there’s an eternal winter in my mother’s garden.
It is a museum of the flowers that bloomed there once,
a graveyard of her hopes,
a memorial of lost dreams.
Perhaps I am the keeper.
Though I know it’s fruitless,
I wander around in the cold, seeking to nurture the garden
I never stopped pulling out the frozen weeds.
But the garden remains white as ever.
For it is always winter in my mother’s garden.
One morning when I peered out,
I saw a smidgen of pink against the white
I ran out into the garden.
There amidst the silvery white backdrop
a single Camillia had bloomed.

Srishti-2022   >>  Poem - English   >>  Yes I bleed..!

Aiswarya Chandrasekharan

Allianz Technologies

Yes I bleed..!

 Yes I bleed,

With blood stains and pains in company

Day and night.


The harder my pain, the more I bleed

But still I find the joy in my bleeding days

For making the woman I am today

Like the sun that burns in red and lightens the universe

Let the burning pain in my blood , be the richness of tommorrow


Yes I bleed,

Day and night as a biological bliss;

Though the narrow minded see me as a bitch

On my bleeding days,

I know how pure my existence is

Like the solar eclipse,  I pass my bleeding days

In darkness and closed away from the ordinary

But I know, what i bleed;

What my blood stains is to my womanhood is!


Like the blood on the moon yet pure

Where I myself evolve to be an evolution catalyst

So is every eclipse is to the universe,

Waiting for cycles of fortunes to evolve and witness.

So is my bleed , my fortune cycle for my future generations to evolve and witness;

What the mystery of life and universe has to offer !!

Srishti-2022   >>  Poem - English   >>  Ballads of a melancholy heart

Ashwin Abraham

Allianz Technologies

Ballads of a melancholy heart

The blue yonder streaks with hues of yellow and red,

The chirping of the larks fill the deep spirited woods,

Buried inside, a burning heart lies scarred,

The shadows of yesterday etched forever within.


Her face and her gentle warmth kiss me like the morning sun,

Spreading its rays among the jovial sunflower fields,

Her caressing smile lights up my darkest nights,

The memories of her hasten me ahead in my rocky path.


Shares of crimson and red sparkle bright,

Like crushed shellac upon the forest floors,

The crystal blue rivers stand frozen in time,

Like silent sentinels at the gates of eternity.


Whence I came from, where I go to, I don't yet know,

Chasing the evening zephyr and the afternoon rains,

Yearning to be with my one, whom I truly cherish and desire,

These are the lingering ballads of a melancholy heart.


Srishti-2022   >>  Short Story - Malayalam   >>  ഇതൾ



തീയേറ്ററിൽ നിന്നും പുറത്തേക്കിറങ്ങുമ്പോൾ അവൻ തന്റെ വാച്ചിലേക്കൊന്നു കണ്ണോടിച്ചു..സമയം 11.30..വീട്ടിലേക്കുള്ള ലാസ്‌റ് ബസ്സിനായി അവൻ തിരക്കിട്ട് സ്റ്റാൻഡിലേക്കോടി..തെരുവ് വിളക്ക് ഇല്ലാത്തതിനാൽ നേരം ഇരുട്ടിയാൽ പിന്നെ കവലയിലേക്ക് ഓട്ടോറിക്ഷ കിട്ടാനും വഴി ഇല്ല..


തിക്കി നിറഞ്ഞു മുന്നോട്ടെടുത്ത ചുവന്ന ആനവണ്ടിയുടെ പുറകിലെ കോണിപ്പടി ലക്ഷ്യമിട്ട് അവൻ ചീറിപ്പാഞ്ഞു..സാഹസികമാം വിധം അവൻ അതിൽ ചാടിക്കയറി..യാത്രയിലുടനീളം അവൻ സിനിമയിലെ ഓരോ രംഗങ്ങൾ ചികഞ്ഞെടുത്തു മന്ദഹസിച്ചു!


ഇരട്ടമണി മുഴക്കി ബസ് പാഞ്ഞകന്നു..ആനവണ്ടിയുടെ പുകപടലങ്ങക്കിടയിലൂടെ അകലെ ഒരു വെളിച്ചം അവൻ കണ്ടു..അത് വാര്യത്തെ നാരായണൻ ചേട്ടന്റെ പീടികയാണ്..അവിടെ നല്ല നാരങ്ങാമിട്ടായി കിട്ടും..അമ്മുക്കുട്ടിക് അത് വലിയ ഇഷ്ടമാണ്..രണ്ടു രൂപക്ക് നാരങ്ങാമിട്ടായി മേടിച് കീശയിൽ തിരുകിയ അവൻ കയ്യിൽ കരുതിയ ടോർച് തെളിച് വീട് ലക്ഷ്യമാക്കി നടന്നു...


ഇരുട്ടിന്റെ നിഴലിനെ കീറിമുറിച്ചു നടന്നുനീങ്ങുമ്പോൾ ബ്രിട്ടീഷ് കമ്പനിയുടെ ഇഷ്ടിക ചൂളയിൽ നിന്നും ചെറു ഞരക്കം അവൻ കേട്ടു..മുണ്ട് മടക്കി കുത്തി അവൻ ടോർച് തെളിച് ചുറ്റും നോക്കി..നിശബ്ദത..


അവൻ വീടിനടുത്തേക്ക് നടന്നടുത്തു..


വീട്ടിൽ ആകപ്പാടെ ഒരു ഒച്ചയും ബഹളവും..അമ്മയും മുത്തശ്ശിയും ഉമ്മറത്തിരുന്ന് പരസ്പരം പിറുപിറുക്കുകയാണ്..മുറ്റത്ത് എത്തിയ അവൻ അല്പം ശബ്ദമുയർത്തി ചോദിച്ചു " എന്താ മുത്തശ്ശിയെ?" മെഴുകുതിരി മേടിക്കാൻ കവലയിലേക്ക് അമ്മുക്കുട്ടിയെ പറഞ്ഞുവിട്ട് കാത്തിരിക്കയാണ് അവർ..ഒന്ന് ആഞ്ഞു നടന്നാൽ ഇന്നേരം വീട്ടിൽ എത്തേണ്ട സമയമായി..അവരാകെ വേവലാതിപ്പെട്ടിരികയാണ്..വരുന്ന വഴിയിലൊന്നും അമ്മുക്കുട്ടിയെ കണ്ടതുമില്ല...അവൻ ഓർത്തു ..


കീശയിലെ മിട്ടായിപ്പൊതി അമ്മയെ ഏല്പിച്ച് അവൻ മുറ്റത്ത് നിന്നിറങ്ങി പുറത്തേക്കോടി..ആ രാത്രിയിലുടനീളം അവൻ തന്റെ കുഞ്ഞനുജത്തിയെ തിരക്കി വീടിനു ചുറ്റും കവലയിലും തിരച്ചിൽ തുടർന്നു..അവന്റെ മനസ്സ് പിടഞ്ഞു..നഷ്ടബോധത്തോടെ അവൻ തന്റെ വീട്ടിലേക്ക് പിൻനടന്നു..കരഞ്ഞുകലങ്ങിയ കണ്ണുകളുമായി അമ്മയും മുത്തശ്ശിയും ഉമ്മറത്തിരുപ്പുണ്ട്..വരാന്തയിലേക്ക് കയറിച്ചെന്ന് അവരെ രണ്ടുപേരെയും നെഞ്ചോട് ചേർത്ത് പൊട്ടിക്കരയാനേ അവനായുള്ളു..


നിഷയുടെ പൊയ്‌മുഖത്തെ മറികടന്നു പകൽവെളിച്ചം പരക്കുകയാണ്..ഉമ്മറത്തെ ചുമരിൽ ചാരി കിടന്നിരുന്ന അവർ മുറ്റത്തെ ഒച്ച കേട്ട് ഉണർന്നു..കാക്കിയിട്ട രണ്ടു കൊമ്പൻ മീശക്കാരുടെയും ഒരു പറ്റം നാട്ടുകാരുടെയും അകമ്പടിയോടെ അവൻ പച്ച പട്ട് വിരിച്ച പാടത്തിനു നടുവിലൂടെ കവലയിലേക്ക് അമാന്തം നടന്നു..


തടിച്ചു കൂടിയ ആൾക്കൂട്ടത്തെ കണ്ട് ഇഷ്ടിക ചൂളയുടെ അടുത്തെത്തിയ അവൻ നിന്നു..കൊമ്പൻ മീശക്കാർ അവനു ചൂളയിലേക്ക് വഴി തെളിച്ചു..അവൻ എന്തെന്നറിയാതെ മുന്നോട്ട് നടന്നു..അകലെ ഒരു മനുഷ്യനെ വലിയൊരു വടവൃക്ഷത്തിൽ പിടിച്ചുകെട്ടിയിരിക്കുകയാണ്..ചുറ്റും നടക്കുന്നത് എന്താണെന്നറിയാൻ അവൻ തിടുക്കം കാട്ടി..


കുറച്ച് മാറി ചൂളയിൽ നിന്നും രണ്ടു പേർ ചേതനയറ്റ ഒരു ശരീരം പുറത്തേക്ക് വലിച്ചെടുത്തു...മൃഗങ്ങളെക്കാൾ നീചനായ ആ ഇരുകാലി പിച്ചിച്ചീന്തിയ ശരീരം ഒറ്റ നോട്ടത്തിൽ കണ്ട അവനു, നീലപ്പരവതാനി വിരിച്ച ആകാശത്തെ നോക്കി വാവിട്ട് കരയാനേ സാധിച്ചുള്ളൂ!!!

Srishti-2022   >>  Article - English   >>  Right to Privacy

Lakshmi M Das

Allianz Technologies

Right to Privacy

“I cherish my privacy and woe betide anyone who tries to interfere with that” – Jeff Beck.


The notion of privacy  is an old concept finding its origin in the natural law theories. William Blackstone and Aristotle had tried to  make a distinction between public wrongs and private wrongs. It’s hard to come up with a definite legal definition of ‘privacy’. Even though certain  legal experts define privacy as a right enjoyed by every human being by virtue of  their existence, the boundaries of privacy has always been a matter of dispute. The aspect of privacy can be extendable from physical integrity to dignity, confidentiality and above all freedom of non-disclosure of private information. Over the time, many attempts had been made to give a common framework and predefined dos and don'ts for privacy. We shall see the detailed evolution ,progress and expected improvements in these attempts. 


International Legal Framework  :


International law provides a legal framework on the topic of privacy. The human right to privacy and its protection is outlined in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) .


“No one shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his privacy,family, home or correspondence, nor to unlawful attacks on his honour and reputation.Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” (UN 1948, 4; UN 1966, 10).


Across the globe, we can find different versions of legal  conventions supporting the above. There are over 150 national constitution which has mention of right to privacy.Article 11 of the American Convention on Human Rights  or Article 8 of the European Convention  are few among them. Apart from these European union recently introduced GDPR(General Data Protection Regulation). This regulation aims at protecting sensitive data of EU citizens. In digital age, where data is the treasure, regulations like GDPR are seen with utmost importance.


Evolution of right to privacy in India 


The concept of privacy can be traced out in the Upanishads. If we look at the ,Hitopadesh' it says that certain matters (worship, sex and family matters) should be protected from disclosure. But 'Hitopadaesh' never corresponded to a ‘law’ it was just a guidance to ‘positive morality’. Taking this to consideration we could come to the conclusion that even in ancient Indian culture, privacy was a vague concept. 

The Right to Privacy had been very much debatable in India because the Indian Constitution did not expressly grant Right to Privacy. The drafters of the Indian Constitution put forth Right to life as an essential right. The Supreme Court of India has also given various interpretations to Article 21 of the Indian Constitution expressly granting Right to life to all the citizens of India and with the growing times, right to life has been given too much expanding horizon with so many other rights coming within its ambit like right to speedy trial, Right to shelter, and many others. The explanation given by the Apex Court to “life” and “liberty” under the Indian Constitution has always been expansive to the extent that it does not mean mere animal/physical existence.

In modern India an official discussion on the issue of right to privacy occurred for the first time in debates of constituent assembly were K.S. Karimuddin moved an amendment pointing to  the US Constitution, where B.R. Ambedkar gave it only reserved support. This did not secure the incorporation of the right to privacy in the constitution of India. Earlier the stand of supreme court of India was against making right to privacy as a fundamental right .Hon Court even observed  the attempt to ascertain the movements of an individual which is merely a manner in which privacy is invaded is not an infringement of a fundamental right in the M.P. Sharma vs Satish Chandra case.

But later court had taken a lenient approach on privacy specifically in Govind v State of MP case. The observation made was like this “The right to privacy in any event will necessarily have to go through a process of a case-by-case development” , which means right to privacy varies with case or rather this meant right to privacy is a foreign concept and Indian culture might face problem with that, or right to privacy has to be interpreted in an Indian way, which would obviously take time. Maneka Gandhi Vs Union of India Case was considered as  the wide interpretation of Right to Life, which actually helped the Right to Privacy to fall into to the scope of Right to Life. More over Unni Krishnan v State of A.P. case numbered right to privacy as one of the twelve meanings of right to life .


Fundamental right 


In a mile stone judgement on Aug 24 2017, Supreme Court of India declared that privacy is a fundamental right for each of its 1.3 billion citizens protected under the country's constitution.

The ruling is the outcome of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Indian biometric identity scheme Aadhaar (Justice K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd) vs Union of India). This judgment reconciles those different interpretations to unequivocally declare that privacy is a fundamental right and also concludes that privacy is a necessary condition for the meaningful exercise of other guaranteed freedoms. With this judgement which withholds "Privacy as the constitutional core of human dignity", India, world’s largest democratic country had joined United states ,Canada, European Union, South Africa and United Kingdom in recognizing privacy as fundamental right.

While adopting this landmark judgement, it is necessary to define the borders of privacy on a case by case basis. This would  be a tedious task considering the various aspects that the term privacy might get involved in. 


Major After effects


  1. Article 377:

Making use of the foundation of privacy as fundamental right ,On 6 September 2018, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the application of Section 377 to consensual homosexual sex between adults was unconstitutional, irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. With this mile stone decision India had joined about 30 countries across the globe , who had decriminalized same sex relationships.

For a country like India where culture and traditions rule the mind of a vast majority of population, this judgement was indeed a milestone. The right of the LGBT community for not being considered as criminals had to be considered much earlier ,but we should be proud that at last we value  them as they are.


  1. Aadhar Scheme:

In response to the 27 petitions against the ‘draconian’ nature of  Aadhaar, for which       Government of India had collected many sensitive information of citizens , including biometrics ,Supreme Court of India mentioned collection of basic details of citizen for unification and distribution of privileges  will not contribute to violation of right to privacy. However it had  scrapped article 57(which allowed private entities to use Aadhaar for verification purposes) and article 47(which deprived citizens of any right to file an FIR against anyone violating his or her privacy by illegally using his or her Aadhaar number) of Aadhaar act. 

This judgement is a prime example of the definition of border of privacy. Collection of basic details of citizen which includes demographic and biometric data, is not a violation because its purpose is to provide a digital identification and there by targeted delivery to citizens. Whereas sharing this information with private firms can lead to misuse of the information, and hence this section was dropped. With this court is trying to making it clear the reason for collection of personal information is important , at the same time, the chance of it getting misused should also be prevented.


Privacy in digital age:


 The right to privacy in the digital age is threatened aggressively by data automation If privacy is at risk or threatened, we might miss the chance for personal assessment of the political process, one based on critical evaluation and self-reflection of our choices and preferences.


Data collection, through hacking or simple data harvesting combined with data analytics , allows governments and commercial entities to amass huge banks of information about common citizens and their online behaviour. Privacy incursions occur frequently, affecting our search and digital behaviour patterns. These incursions are not only about a person or in this case a user – they can also affect a group, a family, a community. Government surveillance may include complete tracking of the calls and activities of an individual who they categorize as a threat to nation. But this facility can be used for tracking details for political and business purpose. Private entities who capture and sell  personal data of users are prominent in almost all parts of the world.  The latest scandal involves Facebook users and Cambridge Analytica researchers mishandling the data of over 40 million users. FB claims that its interface is based on the illusion that users are in control of what it is shared. In reality, Facebook users have next to no control what is covertly shared about them. Whether the threat comes from governments or private entities, these occurrences pose a significant question to the right to privacy of an individual. Strict laws need to be formulated for handling privacy intrusions that can happen in a digital age.



With the recognition of privacy as a basic and fundamental right of an individual, India definitely cannot lag behind. The judgment of the Supreme Court is correct and true and with the growing information Technology, privacy needs to be fundamental right. However, it is also true that stringent laws needs introduction after this. An expert committee must be formed to probe into the matter as to how many privacy infringement issues are taking place in India and accordingly legislation exclusively dealing with such problems must be enacted. Data protection laws must be made more stringent and must conform to guidelines. Only one or two sections like section 43A of the IT Act won’t be sufficient to regulate the data protection at such a large scale when schemes like Aadhar are to be implemented.

When it comes to conflict between infringement of privacy and public interest, reasonable care must be taken to choose as to what is more important. Individual interest cannot override public interest. Hence, the Government must take into account the pleasure of larger number of people should try to inflict lesser pain. There must be regulation on the arbitrary use of power by the Government with respect to personal information of the people. One of the greatest advantages that India has is that the Privacy bill, 2011 is still pending in the Parliament. Hence, relevant amendments can be made to it before enacting it as legislation. We shall hope for a well framed structure for privacy which covers all relevant aspects to be implemented in India at the earliest.

Srishti-2022   >>  Poem - Malayalam   >>  ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെ.

Raji Chandrika

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ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെ.

ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെയോർക്കുന്നു ഞാൻ.. 

ഈ തെളിനിലാവിന്നിടനാഴിയിൽ തെല്ലു നേരം 

എന്നോർമ്മയിൽ തെളിയുന്നു നിൻ മുഖം 

ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെയോർക്കുന്നു ഞാൻ..


ഗ്രീഷ്മങ്ങൾ പൂത്തു നിന്നെരിയും മനസ്സുമായ് 

ദീർഘനിശ്വാസത്തിലുരുകുന്ന കാറ്റുമായ്

എൻറെ ജീവനിൽ നാമ്പിട്ടൊരായിരം ആശകൾ ചൂടേറ്റു കരിയവേ

ഇന്നു ഞാൻ പിന്നിട്ടൊരീ വഴിത്താരയിൽ നിന്റെയാത്മാവിൻ കനൽക്കാടു തെളിയവേ  

ഓർത്തു ഞാൻ നിൻ മുഖം ഓമലേ 

നിൻ ക്രൂര താണ്ഡവം കണ്ടെൻ മിഴിപ്പൂക്കൾ വാടവേ

ഉടുചേല  കത്തിയൊരു പകൽപക്ഷിയിന്നെന്റെ 

തരളമാം സന്ധ്യയിൽ മുഖമമർത്തീടവേ 

തുടുത്തൊരാ ചക്രവാളത്തിൻ നെറുകിലൊരു കറുത്തമുത്തായി നീ, നിൻ മുഖം മങ്ങവേ  

കേട്ടുഞാൻ നിൻ തേങ്ങൽ , നിൻറെ യാത്രാമൊഴികൾ, പിന്നെയൊരു വർഷകാലത്തിന്നിരമ്പൽ..


നിൻറെ നയനങ്ങൾ പൊഴിയുന്ന ബാഷ്പധാരയാം ഇടവപ്പാതിയിൽ 

പിന്നെയൊരു തുലാവർഷപ്പകർച്ചയിൽ..

നിറയുന്ന, കവിയുന്ന, നീർച്ചോലകൾ നീന്തി 

നിറയുന്ന, കവിയുന്ന, നീർച്ചോലകൾ നീന്തിയൊരു കടവിലേക്കണയുന്നു കാലം

ദാഹിച്ചു നിന്നൊരീ ഭൂമിയിൽ നീ തീർത്ത 

സാഗരച്ചുഴികളിൽ നീന്തി വലഞ്ഞു ഞാൻ 

മുങ്ങി മരിക്കുന്നിതായെൻറെയോർമ്മകൾ

മുങ്ങാതെ നീ മാത്രമൊഴുകുന്നു..

പിന്നെയും നിൻ തിരശ്ശീലകൾ മായവേ

പിന്നിലായെന്നെ വിളിപ്പൂ വസന്തം.


എന്നോർമ്മതൻ മുറ്റത്തു നീ വരച്ചിട്ടൊരാ പൂക്കളം നോക്കി ഞാൻ നിൽക്കെ 

മലർവീണവീഥികളിലൊരുകുഞ്ഞുകുയിലിൻറെ പൂവിളികൾ കേട്ടു ഞാൻ നിൽക്കെ

നീ തന്ന പുടവയുമുടുത്തു ഞാൻ ഒരു സ്‌മൃതിയിലാരെയോ

വരവേൽക്കുവാൻ കാത്തിരിപ്പൂ 

നിൻറെ  പുലരികളിലൊരു ലതിക ഇതൾനീർത്തി വിടരുമ്പോൾ 

നിൻറെ ഹിമമുടിയിലൊരു  കണിക കുളിർതൂകി മറയുമ്പോൾ

എൻ മുന്നിലൊരു കുമ്പിൾ മലരുമായ് ഒരു കുടം മധുരമായ്

കണി വച്ചുണർത്തുവാൻ എത്തിയിന്നാവണി ..


ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെയോർക്കുന്നു ഞാൻ ..


നീങ്ങുന്നു ഞാൻ വെറും മണ്ണിലോടെന്തിനോ, നീങ്ങുന്നു നീയുമെന്നൊപ്പം 

ഏതോ നിശീഥത്തിൽ ഞാനുമെന്നോർമ്മകളു- 

മേതോ കൊടുംതണുപ്പേറ്റു  വലഞ്ഞു 

ആയിരം പാളികൾക്കുള്ളിൽ കിടന്നും 

ഞാനാപാദചൂഡം വിറച്ചു 

എൻറെ നെറുകയിൽ നീ മഞ്ഞു പെയ്തു 

എന്നെ നിന്നിളം വിരൽത്തുമ്പുകൾ തൊട്ടു 

നിന്റെ നിശ്വാസത്തിൽ, നിൻറെയുന്മാദത്തിൽ 

നിന്നിൽ നിന്നകലുമ്പോളെൻ മനം നൊന്തു 

നിന്നോടു ചേരുമ്പോളെൻ സ്വപ്നം പൂത്തു..


ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെയോർക്കുന്നു ഞാൻ 

ഈ തെളിനിലാവിന്നിടനാഴിയിൽ തെല്ലു നേരം 

എന്നോർമ്മയിൽ  തെളിയുന്നു നിൻ മുഖം 

ഋതുകന്യകേ നിന്നെയോർക്കുന്നു ഞാൻ....

Srishti-2022   >>  Poem - English   >>  Yes you can touch me but

Yes you can touch me but

Yes, you can touch me but Uncle,

your hands should caress me

your eyes should reflect the love and care..


Yes, you can touch me but Bro,

your hands should be the warmth for me

your eyes should reflect the love for your sister..


Yes, you can touch me but Dad,

your hands should be the cradle for me

your eyes should reflect the endearment for your little girl..


Yes, you can touch me but Son,

your hands should be the anchor for me

your eyes should reflect the overflowing love for motherhood..


Yes, you can touch me but Friend,

your hands should be the support for me

your eyes should reflect the sanctity of friendship..


Yes, you can touch me but My Love,

your hands should be to wrap me in your affection

your eyes should reflect the overwhelming love for me..


Yes, you can touch me but,

your hands should be to protect the woman in me

your eyes should reflect the respect for womanhood..

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