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The Damage caused by irresponsible reporting | Food for Thought for TV Editors



Every Indian citizen has the constitutional right of being innocent until proven guilty however today the Indian media has taken it upon themselves to be the judge, jury and the executioner. While undertaking the so called ‘expose’ they flout many directives issued by the regulatory and statutory bodies for journalistic ethics, even disregarding directions issued by the courts of the country. It is usually a trend today to use inflammatory language that instead of sharing information aims to prepare a lynch mob. Looking at Indian media today it is clear that they are far from the ethos set by the likes of Makhanlal Chaturvedi or Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi. Time and again we come across these elaborate ‘expose’ or ‘reports’ by these media houses who haven’t made the effort to crosscheck the information with the people they are naming in those said segments. The ethics for journalism have been sent down the drain and in the name of reporting, we consume sensational new pieces aimed to get more and more people to view them. Rules of basic common sense and civility also dictate that one makes the effort of at least conducting a proper background check before publishing reports that will release the wrath of millions on that single vulnerable person. This must specially be kept in mind when the allegations made are of a serious nature. The brand of journalism today has spoiled the societal way of thinking about many key issues as well. It is time that TV Editors take a cold hard look at their ways for TV reporting affects not only the way a nation looks at many popular issues but is also a mirror to the nation for an international community. If standards for journalism are not kept in mind before publishing the same for millions to view, a nation will cease to grow and instead be caught up in killing and lynching our own. 

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Parle & Bajaj Refuse to Advertise on News Channels Carrying ‘Toxic Content’, Social Media Likes That




After fake TRP manipulation racket by several news broadcasters, Parle Products and Bajaj have decided not to advertise on news channels that are broadcasting ‘toxic and aggressive content’

“We are exploring possibilities wherein other advertisers can come together and sort of put a restraint on their advertising spends on news channels, so that there is some sort of a clear signal to all the news channels, that they better change their content,” Krishnarao Buddha was quoted as saying.

Industrialist Rajiv Bajaj, who is managing director of Bajaj Auto, also declared that his company has blacklisted 3 news channels for endorsing toxic content.

Last week, the Mumbai Police claimed to have busted a major TRP manipulation scheme by at least three TV channels, including Republic TV. Mumbai Police alleged that households were paid to keep channels switched on the entire day and boost the TRPs for certain channels.

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Difficulties Faced By A Special Child



Raising a child with special needs does not take a special family. It makes a special family!


Every child needs love, care, encouragement, support, etc. For kids with special needs, we need
to be extra careful and cautious. They need more and more positivity from us. Such positive
reinforcement can ensure that these children emerge with a stronger sense of confidence, self-
worth, and determination to moving on even when the situations are tough. In searching for
different ways to help children with disabilities, we should remember that we are going to help
them so they could help themselves. We cannot “cure” their disabilities, but we can give them
the social and emotional tools they need to work through challenges.

God has made us all different. Every human is different in terms of their bodies, minds,
mentalities, and personalities. Every human, every person is beautiful in their own ways. It
is widely said that children are the gifts from God and gifts, regardless of how they are
physically, are beautiful. When a child is born, there are some traits and things that he/she
inherits whereas there are things that he/she develops over time.  There are times when due
to some pregnancy complications, children develop some issues even before they are born. These
physically challenged children, as they grow, face a lot of issues. They require special attention and opportunities.

FinOwlish is a wealth management company that is forming a trust which will help in parenting special children. It assists in finding the right hospital, doctor, and healthcare facilities. They also help the parents of these physically or mentally challenged kids to find the right counselors, training, and special schools. Other than these, the organization will help in financial planning and how they will manage their lives after their parents are no more. FinOwlish is the one-stop solution for these children to ensure their financial lives are balanced even after they are left alone. At  FinOwlish, they ensure that no special child is left alone; they constantly work towards the betterment of their lives. May it be education, healthcare, needs, etc.; the organization works on everything that is possible to make the children’s and their parents’ lives easier.

Mr. Shaibal Kumar Bhadauri

Mr. Shaibal Kumar Bhaduri (Director, FinOwlish) is one of the Best Financial Consultants in India. He holds 30+ Years of Experience in the Financial Market. He has a special child with a disability called Global Development Delay. This is an umbrella term used for children who are significantly delayed in their cognitive and physical development. It can be diagnosed when a child is delayed in one or more milestones, categorized into motor skills, speech, cognitive skills, and social/emotional development.

When he understood about the disability, he had no information about how to take care of it. He was confused about where to go for treatments, whom to consult, where to admit his child for training or education, etc. He had zero information about the Physiotherapists or Mental Counselors. Experiencing such difficulties, he was motivated to start a Special Child Support to help those parents who are not ready for such challenges.

Children With Disabilities

About 20 % of the children suffer from debilitating mental illness. Mental disorders that are widely seen and become problematic with time include learning disorders, hyperkinetic disorders (ADHD), depression, psychosis, pervasive development disorders, attachment disorders, anxiety disorders, conduct disorder, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Living and taking care of such children can be very difficult, stressful, and hectic for the other family members. Therefore, there needs to be a determination and a strong will to live with these children. It is important in the process of finding ways to help or support caregivers to provide proper care for their children. This study was done to explore the psychological and emotional, social, and economic challenges that parents or families experience when caring for mentally ill children and what they do to address or deal with them.

Challenges Faced By Such Children

Children with special needs, need special attention as well as special care. They may face the
following issues:


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The society is still not too open and acceptable. Everyone seems to be in a race of being the best. If they see someone who is different and not as strong and privileged as them, they tend to make fun of them. These children may face difficulties in managing and matching the standards of other children. They get bullied for not being “normal.” This generally happens in schools or social gatherings, wherein the child is being bullied about “not being normal”. Bullying can create a lot of pressure on a child’s mind and fill them negativity. All this leads to self-doubt.


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In our everyday life, we see how people, who are lower, in any aspect to us, are neglected. These children being special, are neglected by others. They are seen as weak and unfit to get involved in normal activities. They are considered as abnormal and all these things make these children more prone to isolation.

Inferiority Complex

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When these children see how every other child is carrying out different activities and they are just sitting, they feel inferior. When other children bully them, these children get drowned into self-doubt and start questioning why are they like that. This complex is very common and can prove to be very disturbing for them.

Lack of Self-control

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Self-control is something that we gain with time. These children, as we discussed above, are more prone to bullying and negligence; so they are more likely to lose control over their senses. This lack of control, at times, takes them on a way to be violent. This indeed puts more pressure on the parents.

Overflow or Deprivation of Emotions

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These children are more likely to lose control and so they are more emotionally vulnerable. At times, they may feel and express too much; while the other times, they turn cold-hearted. This puts a negative impact on their physical and mental development.

Challenges Faced By The Parents Of Such Children

The parents of children with disabilities need to give extra attention and provide their children with more care. They may face the following difficulties:

Financial Issues

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Raising a child is a very big and difficult task, and when the child is extra special, the challenges increase. There are several things on which a household spends. These children need special care, attention, and facilities to make them feel connected with the world. The special schools’ fees, medicines, treatments, counseling, and many other things require a lot of money.

Societal Pressure

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The society has not become very acceptable, and so they tend to talk about such children. They even say harsh words to their parents that fill them with negativity. At times, parents and guardians get disheartened and demotivated for being in such a situation. As a result, the parents think that maybe the child is a burden for them or is a black mark on their social status. This demotivates them and they are unable to do more things for their child.

Time Management

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At times parents are not able to manage their time and get caught in work. While they are stuck in their offices, their child might face several issues at home. They might feel alone and left-out as such children need 24-hour attention.

Keeping the Children Happy

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To make these children feel secure, happy, and satisfied is very important so as to ensure their wellbeing. At times, parents get confused about what can be done and what would make the child happy. Sometimes, it becomes difficult for them to decide how they can make their child happy.


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Raising a special child is not easy, but it is not impossible also. Determination is required! The families with special kids are the blessed ones as taking care of someone is a good deed. It is a pressure for sure, but it is not bad luck. Every special child is different and every family is unique. Also, parents eventually find themselves adjusting their routines, aspirations, and expectations. Out of necessity, parents are more flexible, stubborn, compassionate, and resilient than other parents. To all the special parents out there, you can be sure of the fact that you’re not alone! Just feel comfortable and reach out for support, if needed.

There are no special needs children. Just children with special needs!

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Random Acts of Kindness: Ideas and Explanation



Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give!

Being kind to people and doing nice and random things for them is good for our mental health. It actually makes us happier and more satisfied? “Random Act of Kindness (RAK)”: it is a simple 4-word phrase, but contains a deep meaning. How much kindness you can show towards people in a day, it has no limit. The more you do, the happier you feel. Just one good deed from our side can make someone’s entire day. Even the smallest act of kindness is never ever wasted. RAK is relatively well known and has been celebrated all over the world.

What Do We Understand By Random Acts of Kindness?

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It is said that giving our best self to the people, without expecting anything in return is a noble act. We need to understand that it is not a Barter System, but a simple kind deed. It simply refers to doing some good things for someone, without them asking for anything in return. The world celebrates ‘Random Acts of Kindness Day’ on February 17 every year. Its purpose is to urge individuals to be kind to one another. Be kind to everyone, especially those whom you don’t know, do this without any reason. The study says that the Philosophy behind Random Acts of Kindness Day is Altruism, i.e. a selfless effort for the betterment of others.

As we do good to others, we tend to find that some people express a wish to return our favor. When they ask you so, just tell them to continue this chain of kindness. Ask them to “pay it forward” by doing good for someone else. Pay it forward refers to an amazing idea of requesting people to repay the kindness by having it done for others. This way, we urge and encourage people to do good deeds and hence the kindness keeps flowing!


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It is human nature to feel compassionate and cheerful towards other people. Some people tend to do good for others even when there is no personal benefit. If I talk about myself, whenever I see someone in distress, my innate human response is to help and I want to help that person on an immediate basis. Sometimes, I have to go out of the way, but it is fine as it feels so good. Similarly, many other people do such things. People who have such instincts and support others are more likely to have stronger social bonds.

Several researches and studies have claimed that people doing good deeds develop a feeling of pleasure and happiness. When we do random acts of kindness, we tend to build high-quality relationships with others. If our kindness can make someone happy, they will bless us to be more powerful and successful.

As they say, “One good turn deserves another”, i.e. if we do good to someone, there are chances that they will repay in kind. Random Acts of Kindness create a “ripple effect”. This means that the person we help might get inspired to help someone else, and so on.

Ideas for Random Acts of Kindness

There are many acts we can do as random acts of kindness. Let’s have a look at some of these:

1. Compliment A Stranger

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It is not necessary to do something for the people you know. We can do good deeds for the ones we don’t know. Let’s say you are walking down the street and you like a dress someone is wearing. A thought in your mind says, ‘that’s such a nice dress!’. So, don’t keep it in your mind, just say it out. They will be flattered by your compliment and you might make their whole day. This may even lead to a deeper conversation with the person and you might make an unbreakable bond.

2. Give Away Your Seat For Someone In Public Transport

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This does not take a lot of time or effort as it can be done simply while traveling in public transport. Let’s suppose you are traveling in Metro and a pregnant lady enters the compartment. What will you do? A human with true humane feelings would get up immediately and offer his/her seat to that lady. Similarly, this can be done to the elderly or physically/mentally challenged people. Those who cannot travel by standing in the metro need help. If we offer our seat to someone who needs it more than us, it gives a great feeling and we feel happy.

3. Leave a Tip For The Waiter In a Restaurant

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Many of us do this often. Whenever we go to a restaurant for lunch/dinner, we often leave a tip for the waiter while paying the bill. This small gesture can make the waiter’s day. In the era of Debit and Credit cards, we generally do not pay in cash. But, leaving a little tip for the one who served us is not a big deal. Even if you pay by card, just leave a small amount for the waiter and make his/her day. This will make you feel good and that person would remember you for days to come.

4. Hold The Lift/Elevator

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While standing in an elevator, we often see people running to catch it. We also see people who are least bothered and are just standing and busy on their phones. What can we do in such a situation? A little gesture can save someone’s time. We can put our hand before the sensor and stop the elevator for someone who is running towards it. The person might be running late for the office or maybe in an emergency. This small gesture would make the other person happy and thankful.

5. Send Some Gifts To Soldiers At The Border

The soldiers sacrifice their lives for us. They stay at the border, away from their homes, just to ensure that we stay safe in our cozy homes. Due to these people, we can feel secured and live without a fear of being attacked by terrorists. Sending gifts to these people would make their day and give us a sense of happiness. Any gift can work. A bouquet, some sweets, fruits, greeting cards, etc can make them feel happier and motivated. This can do wonders.

6. Talk To The Elderly People

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Talking to the elderly people is always amazing. They teach us several lessons of life and tells different stories. We should sometimes visit our elderly neighbors and sit with them for a cup of tea/coffee. Asking about their life, routine, or simply watching TV with them would make them feel amazed. India is a country with a diversified culture. there are thousands of food items as there are several cultures. We can also learn to cook new dishes from them. Sometimes, these people are so lonely that they don’t talk to anyone for days. We can also take them to the market to buy groceries. Spending time with them will make us feel happy and relaxed.

7. Be A Good Listener

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This pandemic has made us negative about the situation. Many people are getting stressed due to different reasons. In this case, we need to listen to the person who is feeling low, facing mental health issues, or is depressed. Sharing a problem may lead to a solution sometimes. If we are a good listener, the other person can share the issue with us and they may feel relieved. Even if we don’t provide them a solution, we can definitely console them and motivate them to face the issue and stand strong.

8. Buy Something To Help The Street Sellers

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We often see people selling goods on the streets. These poor people are needy and they can only have food if they are able to sell their stuff. For example, while roaming on the streets of Connaught Place (CP), Delhi, we can see people selling pens, stickers, books, earrings, etc. These people work hard to earn a single meal for their family. Even if we don’t need the stuff, we should still buy it and make a way for them to earn a meal. A little spending of ours can fill their stomach with food and make them work harder.


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There are hundreds of ideas for Random Acts of Kindness that cannot be explained in one single article. We need to look around ourselves and find out ways to be kind to people. The above acts are about realizing what we can do when we go beyond our own selfish needs and desires. Do we try doing these deeds on a daily basis? No, right? We should definitely try doing that. There will be times when we are kinder than others. All we have to do is, try doing it as regularly as we can. Implementing random acts of kindness to our routine will make us see and live a different side of life. We will start seeing the brighter and positive side of the things.

Kindness costs Nothing, but means Everything!

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