We need help.

Its time for some brainstorming; to stop for awhile and ponder.
What we are doing is good – a welcome start after shaking off the dust of laziness and inaction.

There is no doubt about it.

If you’ve read my last post, you’ll find that I’d sought time to move VOICES FOR DAMINI from online to offline.

Allwin Bright, friend and fellow blogger and I, had a conversation tonight via phone and chat about this. We brainstormed.

It turned out it is tougher than we thought. We are not embarrassed. Not a bit. We tried. Maybe our young minds are overwhelmed by the proposition of social change in a nation of 1.2 billion and some more.

The best I can do is be honest about it. Yes, we don’t know what’s next. We are asking for your submissions; the response is tremendous. That’s great.

What next?

The hurdles are many. Personally I have my exams in two months time. So that’s a factor. When Allwin and I failed to find answers we decided to ask you. It was your movement all along. VOICES FOR DAMINI is what it is just because of you.

So we forward all the tough questions to you so that we can atleast sleep well.

What is our outreach? How many people are we reaching? And, most importantly, what do we want to achieve?

A societal change or a political change?

Is it even possible through a humble blog? The media is so partial they refused to cover a prayer meet for the deceased girl. They said they would come if it was a protest and there were slogans.

We have lost hope. And direction. We need help.
Kindly don’t just criticise but also suggest ways to improve.

We are counting on you.

P.S. : keep the submissions coming. Atleast that’s our forte. Let’s not lose that.


5 comments on “We need help.

  1. Beechmount says:


    You will need a political change through voting for persons who stands for office and have your cause in mind and that requires organization(s) who speak with a unified voice. Get together with some or all of the bloggers from India that sympathise with a particular agenda,-an agenda that you must first work out between you. Begin by suggesting a name for the organization-solicit ideas and organize some founding members. Next, begin to work out the agenda- the policies that the organization stands for and want politically implemented. Take one idea at a time and make sure all your members have an input, before the final agenda(s) are incorporated in the organizations policies.

    It’s a tall order and it take willpower and determination. I will gladly work in the background with all of you, but I’m sure you can find someone in India who would be interested in getting some such organization off the ground, perhaps someone with a legal background. Remember, I do not have the necessary knowledge to the social structure in India to be very useful to you.

    Take some time to think about it. Perhaps a good time is after the verdict of the alleged perpetrators of the crime. I believe the trial will begin this weekend and I should think it will be a speedy one. I can’t imagine the government desire anything but to get this business over and done with, so the can return to their “normal” way of life.



  2. soumyav says:

    I think we nee dto create a facebook page and everyone who is already here can share the page everywhere on their fb . We can reach more people like this and can invite more suggestions and contributions there ! It will be more transparent and people will respond.We can name the page Voices of Damini! And make everyone the admin…so that people who r intersted can add new members.so that we are able to create a big group and forum out of it.
    What do u think?

  3. gita4elamats says:

    Hope you got my email.
    You might want to check:

    Also, if we don’t hear from Mammamia, you could just add a link to the article in your next post.

  4. Thanks to all three of you. Yes I’ve checked your e mail, Ela. It gave me a lot of confidence. Mr. Beechmount’s comments are valuable and shall prove helpful in the long run. Kudos to Soumya for the wonderful suggestion. Facebook is indeed the fastest way to go offline from online. Thanks. I’ll keep all of you informed about the next course of action 🙂 how many of you are on facebook and want to be admins? We need responsible admins who ‘ll carry the cause forward.

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