Why Punjab is becoming another Mexico?

“As of today, over 40 lakh youth in Punjab are addicted to drugs. The drugs network has been spread in the state by the Akalis. Within a month of our government formation in the state, we will stop the supply of drugs,” Kejriwal said while addressing a rally in Jalandhar district.

Mister Kejriwal what will you be able to do when the police have proven to be totally wasteful for the past few years?

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Amritsar and the Science City in Jalandhar on a school trip and after hearing about all the buzz around ‘Udta Punjab’ my mindset was very different from previous views.

Even after really really tight police, I could notice shards of glasses on roads which seemed to be from syringes. However, it was nowhere near the bigger picture of Punjab.

I read the following article when I returned to Delhi:

Dr Muneet, who is working with a rehabilitation centre in Batala Civil Hospital, told ET that the profile of the average drug user in Punjab is changing. “I have been working on this project for six years and the incidence of drug use is increasing. Even the age group is now 13 to 28 years. The younger children befriend old kids and are coming in contact with drugs at a younger age. Initially it is offered free to these children and then when they get hooked, they are asked for money,” Dr Muneet says. She says the more dangerous trend is that the younger age group is injecting heroin. “In the older age group from 29 years and upwards, heroin is being sniffed and injected,” she says, adding that there is no age or gender bar as girls are also reporting drug abuse.

The same Economic Times report also states that:

“In Batala, just a few kilometres from India-Pakistan border, you don’t need to look too hard for chitta (white powder), ganja or afeem. Make your way to Gandhi camp, the slum area home to the industrial focal point’s migrant labourers, and you can buy it. The dusty path next to the road is strewn with glass. On closer examination, you find crushed syringes all along the road. A young boy sitting in a desolate spot casually rolls cigarettes and offers to a buyer. “

If an Economic Times reporter can find the places where these drugs are distributed, I am deeply disturbed as to how a police officer cannot? We may as well appoint journalists at high posts in the police. This greatly puts me in a state of sorrow. These rapacious politicians sell all the properties owned by the government while making an excuse that they are doing so to pay off school teachers. The ET report also tells that :

“They usually give you free drugs. The first few times it is free. I started when my friends offered. I was young, unemployed and had nothing better to do,” says Sonu. He tried it a couple of times and then got hooked onto it. He said he did not realise he had got addicted even when his knees and legs ached if he did not get a hit. “The initial feeling of having power to do anything gave way to ‘I need it to live’,” he said. That is when the supplier started asking for money.

The Rs 60,000 crore illegal narcotic industry is flourishing under the nose of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, whose party Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), has been allegedly marked by corruption, lawlessness and poor economic activity.

There is a clear connection between the power corridors of Punjab and the money launderers, drug peddlers, contraband sellers and many more, each one of them leeching out life of the state that is known for the vigour and valour of its men and women.

In 2014, while the Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) was staging dharnas on the Indo-Pakistan border against the drug menace, Bikram Singh Majithia, brother-in-law of Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal, was named in the multi-crore drug racket led by Jagdish Singh Bhola.

It is known that in his statement to the Enforcement Directorate (ED), Bhola named many top Akali leaders and their family members in the drug racket. Sarwan Singh Phillaur’s son Damanjit Singh Phillaur was named as being hand in glove with the drug cartel.

I wonder till how long will the government try and censor the truth as it is only going to get worse during the elections.
The only reason why I thought I must write a blog on this was that I was deeply disturbed to see kids of my age destroying their lives whereas they should be working hard to become highly successful in life.
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Top 3 Anti-Pollution Masks in India

With the pollution on the rise going out without a mask seems somewhat life-threatening. So, here I present the three most effective masks in the Indian market.

  1. Vogmask
  2. 3M 9332+ Aura Disposable Respirator Mask

  3. 3M 9010 N95 Particulate Respirator

I will now explain what you need to look for while buying the right mask for yourself.

  • Protection from PM 2.5 particles, dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants.
  • Should be N95 or N99. N99 blocks 99% of containments while N95 blocks 95%.
  • An embossed top panel to reduce fogging of eyewear, if you wear glasses.

Now let me explain the top three masks in detail.

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  • Well-fitting, comfortable and reusable.
  • Award-winning filtering textile
  • Provides superior protection from PM 2.5 particles, dust, pollen, and other airborne contaminants.
  • Available in various designs and colours. (They predicted masks are going to be a part of a person’s apparel in some time)
  • One of the very few masks who offer N99 filter, and options of carbon filter layer (C), and exhale valve (V). (Best quality air filtration)
  • Blocks smell.

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3M 9332+ Aura Disposable Respirator Mask

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Price: Rs. 480 for Pack of 2

  • Provides comfort and style without compromising performance
  • Protects against dusts and mists found in a wide variety of industrial applications and other work situations requiring FFP3 protection. (FFP3 is protection from poisonous and deleterious kinds of dust, smoke, and aerosols. Oncogenic and radioactive substances or pathogens such as viruses, bacteria and fungal spores are blocked)
  • Flat fold disposable P3 respirator offering reliable, effective protection against higher levels of fine dust, mists and metal fume
  • Low breathing resistance filter technology for easier breathing.
  • Supplied in hygienic packaging to help protect the respirator from contamination before use, also allows practical storage and dispensing.
  • An embossed top panel to reduce fogging of eyewear

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3M 9010 N95 Particulate Respirator

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  • N95 particulate respirator
  • Protects against certain non-oil based particles
  • Minimum 95 percent efficient against certain solid and liquid aerosols
  • Use in workplace or home
  • Can protect against H1N1 swine flu virus

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At 6 lakh rupees, it is too expensive to die in the United States

Every year, Americans arrange funerals for more than two million deceased at an average cost of $7,300 (Rs. 4.8 lakhs) per funeral,not including cemetery costs. Many funerals go for $10,000 (Rs. 6 lakh) and up.

It’s no surprise that most families call a funeral home when someone they love dies. The funeral home dispatches a funeral director to pick up the body and bring it back to the funeral home. The funeral director then schedules a meeting with surviving family members to help them arrange the funeral service.

The family spends approximately $6,000 on goods and services purchased from the funeral home. Here is a price breakdown of some of those typical costs:

    • Casket – From $2000 – $10,000 (Rs. 1.3 lakhs to Rs. 6 lakhs)
      • At an average price of more than $2,000 for a metal, wood, fiberboard or plastic model, a casket is the single most expensive item in a traditional funeral. Mahogany, bronze or copper models run up to $10,000 or more.
    • Funeral director’s basic services fee – $1,500 (Rs. 1 lakh )
    • Embalming (to preserve corpse from decomposition) and body preparation – $600 (Rs. 40,000)
    • Funeral ceremony and viewing – $1,000 (Rs. 66,000)
    • Hearse, death certificates, obituary, etc.- $600 (Rs. 40,000)

The average traditional funeral service is followed by body burial in a cemetery. The average family will spend approximately $2,000 for goods and services at the cemetery. Here is a price breakdown of the typical costs:

    • Grave space – $1,000 (Rs. 66,000)
    • Cost to dig the grave – $1,000 (Rs. 66,000)

While the typical family has spent close to $8,000 by now, there are still more costs involved in completing the funeral transaction. If the body is buried in a cemetery you will also need to purchase a headstone or grave marker. A headstone is typically a two-piece granite rock that sits on top of the grave site. It’s typically two feet high. A grave marker is typically a flat granite or bronze plaque that lies flat on the ground on top of the grave site. Here is a rough approximation as to what you can expect to spend on a headstone:

    • Headstone – $2,000 (Rs. 1.3 lakhs)
    • Grave Marker – $1,000 (Rs. 66,000)
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A headstone with inscriptions

So, live freely and die cheaply in India rather than going bankrupt dying in USA.

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