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INTERNET-The Incessant Torch of Knowledge and Power

Hasn’t world always been such since creation, ever changing full of evolution and running faster as it could on the borrowed legs of technology and science?
The younger generation cannot imagine how life must have been without television, internet and computers ,then,that really seems a mystery to them? As today we are connected to people sitting in another faraway country within seconds, the flash signal carries the message, whether through Skype, Facebook, Yahoo or any other video conferencing sites.
We can express our thoughts and it can be read as well throughout globe in just few seconds.
Change an update and the world knows about it.
Remember the time, it took more than a month for a single letter to reach from India to United States and few more weeks to receive the reply. What an age it was!
While now we just write and click as the message gets transmitted anywhere in no time.

For a passionate poet who loves to write about anything all throughout the day, it was surely a stepping stone where readers across the world read my poems on my blog.
It wasn’t long ,when I had never known what a blog was and how it worked?
Besides the email services, there wasn’t anything more that I had learnt, then few years back. Today I find myself on a different platform when I write on World pulse and women from almost every distant country reads and shares her thoughts with me. It is touching to see how life of people and specially women is affected with almost the same kind of agony and pain.
Wherever we live, whichever place, the problem a woman faces and the struggle she goes through to overcome her fears and reinstate herself is almost the same. This habitat, World pulse has been surely a common pulse of one & all, a thread which ties every woman out of nowhere to another. A sense of belonging, being heard and the feeling of contributing to the society in every possible way makes a woman proud of this great innovative venture.
This is all due to the internet; its true power has been successful here in vending out solutions to the problematic areas of the suffering humanity. Ranging from providing solutions to co- ordination with different organizations, every initiative here is working through internet and I feel proud to be a part of this noble initiative, even though my contribution is just like a drop in the ocean.
This invisible power of internet like any other technology can create wonders when used with nobility.
While it can open windows of knowledge and literacy to innumerable women who are devoid of learning due to certain social circumstances or financial,this never aging tool of internet can work as a ceaseless burning torch ,which can
continuously burn and provide light of knowledge and learning.

"Tis the incessant torch
burns which with the radiant flame.
enlightening lives of the ignorant minds
speaking aloud of different cultures,
Like an immaculate thread
it can connect unseen faces and people
for a woman
acts it like a magic wand
whence she can create her space
tying humanitarian knots
with the social ,economic and financial world."

A woman shall induce her ideas , ideologies and creativity to do wonders when empowered with the digital technology. It is the power that can change the world and free the captives of inhumaneness to realize the true worth of life .

This story was written for World Pulse’s Women Weave the Web Digital Action Campaign. Learn more »


Greengirl's picture

Soumya the Poet

I love the way you weave words! Yes, the internet is "the incessant torch of knowledge and power" like you rightly defined it. You have in very significant ways shed light on how empowering the internet can be, especially for women. Like you, I will continue to celebrate World Pulse for providing us with a platform to become great weavers.

Your voice counts!!!!!


Soumya Vilekar's picture


Thank you Greengirl for your support of my words and thoughts.Yes,together there can be a change and a difference can be sought. The unified voice of every noble action shall have an impact on every household when spoken with conviction.
Best wishes ,

erincriley's picture

Soumya, Wow!

Soumya, You wrote such an inspirational piece and you are such a poet! Thank you so much for being such a leader in your computer and describing how World Pulse has helped you. You really made a great point that the internet can be an inspiring place. Please keep up the amazing work that you do! I look forward to reading more from you!


Soumya Vilekar's picture

Humble thanks

Dear Erin,
Iam overwhelmed that the piece touched you . It is surely an amazing platform for each one of us to rebder their voices against and for the issues that have been living in this world for long. A global and an unified voice always creates effect.
Iam also very glad that you liked my verse.

Thanks for your wishes and appreciation,

erincriley's picture

You're welcome

Hi Soumya,

Best of luck to you and your amazing endeavor! Keep up the amazing work.


Soumya Vilekar's picture

Many thanks

Many thanks for the wonderful wishes Erin.

Mauwa Brigitte's picture

Thank you

Thank you for sharing your story is touching and very encouraging; Internet tool transforms the social life of people by what we close with our distant friends, enriched our ideas. Communication technology and information to be learned in the rural and urban areas for the promotion of the tool. With the internet we transform the world with a simple click of the mouse.


Soumya Vilekar's picture

So true

Dear Brigitte
Its great to hear your thoughts as well here on the same platform about the role of internet in our lives ,specially for the women who are less connected. It surely encourages and changes the thinking process.

Best wishes,


Mary S's picture

Hi Soumya You have a

Hi Soumya

You have a wonderful way with words!

The internet can transform lives in so many ways.


Soumya Vilekar's picture


Dear Mary,
Thanks a lot for your encouragement . Iam happy you liked the article and thoughts.
Best wishes,

Terry Mullins's picture

Beautiful post...thank you!

Dear Soumya - I loved your post! You very articulately told the story of your transformation to the digital world. Your poem is lovely...and haunting. I have a visual picture in my mind of millions of women, connected by "the incessant torch" with "the radiant flame".

In love and peace,

Soumya Vilekar's picture

My honour

Dear Terry,
Its overwhelming and so touching to hear that my words made you feel so. Isn't it that we all are connected and learning every moment through this . Iam glad my article is a part of this platform where I can share the voice globally.
Best wishes,

gracest's picture


Soumya, you have the words of a true "weaver of the web". This is such a wonderful testimony to both World Pusle and your experience with the Internet. I am a writer as well, as it was very exciting for me when I first started a blog many years ago. It was humbling to write about things, and have people from all over the world comment upon and share their own ideas.

It is something to celebrate! thank you for contributing here.


Soumya Vilekar's picture

Thanks Grace

Thank you Grace for the kind words and for sharing your experience as well. Its always the sharing which makes more impact on us whether its about things or knowledge , creativity or experience and such opportunity is truly a part of Worldpulse where we are connected through the internet.

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