The Inner Demon

It howled at night in the pitch-black jungle.
It wanted to spring upon its prey,
Upon hearing the prayer.
Oh! It was a calling.

It possessed the man to commit the act.
The possession is real, oh, it's true!
The urge is real, the thirst too.
He's a conniving man now!

He turned towards the moon and smiled.
He pulled his claws and wings out,
And flew towards the moon.
Oh, the beast it was.

He got hold of a branch and moved forward;
Branch by branch and tree by tree; 
Moved till the end of the trees.
At the sight of lotus pond.

He stretched to grab the flower he loved.
In the water, when he saw himself.
Astonished, at his reflection.
For the Demon he was.

All along the way, was I always a demon?
Is my bad myself as the good is me?
Am I demon to act the thought?
Is the good thought-not-act?

He growled and cried for his own reflection.
The guilt killed his mind, ah, the tears.
The appearance too; unwatchable!
Turn me back! He growled.

But can he? Or will he change the act done?
The devilish deed and demonish greed.
The wantings of urge and pure need.
Now he is all the demon's feed.

The demon jumped out, sprung out from him.
Left him crying at the pond, laughing hard.
The man on his knees, crying out loud.
But would he know it left?

Would he ever again dare to see in the pond?
Could he ever have a glance at himself?
Will he realise that it was not him?
That it was the demon.

And the demon? Just part of his mind's jungle.
The one that hides and attacks when called.
The actions! It possesses them hard.
The thoughts however, not!

It is the thoughts that call it out to act open.
The man could have controlled the call.
But did he? He gave himself to it.
He sold the soul to the demon.

Now he gets what he asked for, the eternal guilt.
The burden of the thought; that unasked act.
That could have passed away; the thought.
But it did turn into an act.
The unforgettable.
The un-passable.
Quite natural.
But still is,
Is never.
No, No.

Awareness And The Crimes Caused By Lacking It.

By – Mourya Koundinya

In the world of 7.2 billion people and counting, there are at least 7.2 billion perspectives on how to lead a life. Life in such a way that you enjoy your freedom and don’t hurt others. In reality, Some of them are universal qualities like not committing any crime, treating everyone equally, awareness of the situation so on and so far. There are a few things which are not given the importance they should be given. The reason is that people think it will be learnt as days go on or in the spur of the moment. One of the thing that is not given such importance is awareness. Today let us discuss scenarios in which lack of awareness led to very tragic and bizarre incidents. The extremity is so high that lives are lost.

What is the meaning of awareness? Awareness means “knowledge or perception of a situation or fact.” In other words, knowing what is around you and acting according to it. Awareness of a situation helps you and the people around you to analyze the situation and act accordingly. You cannot go to a funeral and laugh there.

Similarly, you cannot go to a birthday party and cry. It makes you and the people around you very uncomfortable. The following are the three scenarios which happened in India due to lack of awareness or ignoring it, which has changed a few lives forever.

On June 15, 2020, A 19-year-old girl was thrown out of the bus and lost her life in Mathura Uttar Pradesh. She was suspected of Covid-19. She fainted due to heat and exhaustion, prompting the bus driver and conductor to believe that she was infected with the coronavirus. She then died due to cardiac arrest once thrown out of the bus. In this scenario, the lack of awareness of the diseases took away a precious life.

On June 19, 2020, a woman was raped on a moving bus in Uttar Pradesh by the conductor and the driver. In which a dozen passengers were on board. This is the 21st century, and it happened in India, where women are believed to be treated like a goddess. The people are not aware that rape is not consensual. It hurts women physically and mentally. I think in this scenario, along with the culprits, those people should also face the law. They must be given some punishment.

On June 23, 2020, Two men named, Jayaraj and Bennicks have lost their life due to police brutality. This incident shook the nation to the core. Their crime was that their shop was open post permitted time. According to the locals, it was open for a few minutes. In this scenario, the police were not aware that you could educate the public by giving information about the pandemic and could have asked them to close early. But they instead showed their brutality and two precious lives were lost. By lacking awareness, you can never make the right call for the situation. This is the best example of this.

In the end, if you are doing something without the awareness of the situation. By that, if it is affecting the life of anyone in a wrong way, then you are no less than a criminal.