24 November, 2009

Pink is Pretty

Note: 55 Fictions is precise form of micro-fiction that refers to the works of fiction limited to a maximum of fifty-five words.
The 55 fiction present below is an attempt that reflects on the unconditional love, hope, faith and courage. Perhaps, let go through some fascinating fact first.

~ Roseus is a Latin word meaning "rosy" or "pink."
Pink itself is a combination of red and white.

"In Western culture, the practice of assigning pink to an individual gender began in the 1920s. From then until the 1940s, pink was considered appropriate for boys because being related to red it was the more masculine and decided color, while blue was considered appropriate for girls because it was the more delicate and dainty color, or related to the Virgin Mary.
Since the 1940s, the societal norm apparently inverted so that pink became appropriate for girls and blue appropriate for boys, a practice that has continued into the 21st century." (ref:wiki)

Pink is pretty ~ (55 Fiction)

“Why you like Pink?” I asked,
She said, “Being a child I loved wearing pink frocks.
My pink-blush was a talk of the town...”

After some giggles... I asked, “Do you still feel same?”

“Pink holds passionate moments…
But today, I adore Pink in admiration for
..being courageous survival of Breast Cancer",
my grandmother proclaimed.

BREAST cancer is the second most common cancer in Indian women. The incidence is more in urban than rural women. It is more prevalent in the higher socio-economic groups. The risk of a breast cancer is one in 30 in urban India and one in 65 in rural India.

  • 10 facts about Breast Cancer are as follows:
  1. Breast cancer risk increases as one gets older. But the fact which also cannot be ignored is that women of all ages are at risk for developing breast cancer. You are never too young to develop breast cancer! Breast Self-Exam should begin by the age of twenty.
  2. The majority of women diagnosed with breast cancer don’t have a family history of this devastating cancer. However, if your mother, sister, or grandmother ever had breast cancer your risk is significantly increased.
  3. Risks for breast cancer include a family history, atypical hyperplasia, delaying pregnancy until after age 30 or never becoming pregnant, early menstruation (before age 12), late menopause (after age 55), current use or use in the last ten years of oral contraceptives, daily consumption of alcohol and obesity.
  4. The cause of breast cancer remains unknown and is not completely preventable. The real key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment.
  5. The first sign of breast cancer usually shows up on a woman's mammogram before it can be felt or any other symptoms are present.
  6. Breastfeeding may actually decrease the risk of premenopausal breast cancer.
  7. Every 13 minutes a woman dies of breast cancer.
  8. More than 1.7 million women who have had breast cancer are still alive in the United States.
  9. It is reported that one in 22 women in India is likely to suffer from breast cancer during her lifetime.
  10. The majority of breast cancer patients had no known risk factors, other than being a female. So, early detection and treatment of the breast cancer is only possible if there is a proper awareness about this very frightening disease.

Ribbons have been used to express solidarity on the part of the wearer with the identified cause since the early to late 20th Century. Pink Ribbons (and the color pink) are used to express support for women (and men) who are diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

The pink and blue ribbon was designed in 1996 by Nancy Nick, President and Founder of the John W. Nick Foundation to bring awareness that "Men Get Breast Cancer Too!" However, a man's lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is about one-tenth of 1%, or one in 1,000.

Pink was chosen for the pink ribbon for breast cancer for a specific reason. The color pink is bright, vibrant, a strong, healthy color. This puts it in direct opposition to the often very debilitating and destructive nature of breast cancer. Pink provides feelings of caring, tenderness, self-worth and love, acceptance. Pink is also seen as a feminine color representing compassion, nurturing and love.

...talk to
your family
about the breastCancer
as to
create a knee
jerk reaction towards
Breast cancer is a very personal disease as the breasts are a strong part of femininity and what makes a woman a woman. Choosing such a color that is a bright, healthy symbol of women was seen as a positive and striking way to increase awareness of breast cancer as well as support funding of research to fight this disease.

CORRECT ME if I’m wrong in displaying any facts mentioned in above list.

Also, it is REQUEST to all to propagate and spread the awareness about this very terrifying disease..

Don’t feel shy in breaking the ice over this issue in the family, be it your sister, your mother or even your grandmother...Talk..to create a the knee jerk reaction towads the reality!

Painting above is thyself painted and is Pink Emotions @ rachi creations..
  • The post "Pink is Pretty" has been selected by Blogadda as one of the Tangy Tuesday pick.


  1. Hats off to this post and what a great painting:)))

    Every woman/man shud check/ go for physical exam every year no matter how healthy you are.

  2. wow, what a nice thought and what a way to increase the awareness...Nice topic....Cheers to your ideas on posts...

  3. its a great post by you.

    I liked presentation, theme and styling of your blog.

    you writings are expressing and impressive. Good Work.

    Keep it up.

    Keep Smiling.

  4. n ya a lovelyyyy n super cute sketch!

  5. beautiful post...
    very nice of u to have highlighted on this topic:)
    u write each of yr posts with a lot of sincerity thats visible clearly:)
    tc hugs,

  6. Its a lovely 55F for a noble cause... well done :)

    take care... cheers..

  7. thanks for so much information on this subject. I am sure it would help many and create more awarness.

    Keep the spark alive.

  8. @ Shruti

    Thankyou, Shruti for being the first one to comment and also taking time to through some very important aspect and facts. Hope this post enriched you knowledge regarding the breast cancer.

    Be Healthy and spread the awareness!

  9. @ Makk
    Welcome to Humming Today, Makk!
    Thank you so for adoring the presentation and my blog.
    Hope you visit my blog more often.


  10. @ Priya

    I’m so glad that you liked the painting and the purpose of this post.

    Yes! We all must be aware of the risks this frightening disease.
    Be Healthy and share a though over the awareness..
    Keep the spark Alive..

  11. @ Divsi

    I’ m happy that you like the way this post was presented…my aim was to attract as many people as to at least spend some time reading the facts...those we often forget or ignore to see. Yes! We all must be aware of the risks this frightening disease.

    Be Healthy and share a word over the awareness..

    God bless you!
    Keep the spark Alive..

  12. @ Arv

    I’ m so glad that you liked my attempt for the 55fiction!
    Be Healthy and share a word over the awareness..

    Keep the spark Alive..

  13. yaar ! ab toh mere paas words hi khatam ho gaye hain...kya bolun.....seriously i think u shud not let yr talent go waste....talk to few editors....ab to mujhe hi kuch krna padega...ye tu nahi jaanti tu change laa sakt9i hai..a revolution i mean...congrats! what i feel now is that such awareness articles must be made use of on larger scale...good luck..

  14. Very nice post....rather...an important post.:)

  15. @ Madhulika

    I'm totally humbled with your words...it is such a great motivation! Thankyou Chweety...and am glad that my little effort to spread awareness did touch your heart!
    We together definitely can create a definite revolution to support the cause!
    Thankyou so much:)

  16. @ Anu

    I'm so glad that you took some time going through this post..
    Yes! Anu, this is indeed an improtant issue and we all need to talk freely over the issue.

    Thank you for Supporting the Cause!

  17. This has to be the prettiest blog I have seen. The theme and the colors suit the content, your tag line and tone to the T. :-)

    A great post on a very relevant issue that needs people to talk about and take action..

    Thanks for the kinds words on my post. Appreciate it..

  18. hi rachana
    u never cease amazing me with ur ingenuity. ur 55 thing, surely the best part of urs, comes so lively and in such a informative and touching way that it forces a gush of emotions out of me.

  19. Thanks Rachna for sharing such important information and noble thoughts...
    Keep up the good work!!

  20. nice start and what a way to end the post !! thought provoking ending & post !!! continue you great job !

  21. spreading awareness throw a wonderful post... awesome..

    i loved the sketch.....

  22. @ Madhu Rao| (INDImag.com)

    I'm so glad that you visited my blog and liked it!
    Thankyou for your time and support for the cause!
    DO visit again!

    Keep the spark Alive..

  23. @ Vishal

    Wow..did you really feel that way! I'm all pumped with pleasure with your words!
    Thanks Vishial for you very kind words...it motivates me so much! And I'm glad that you liked the concept and the presentation..!


  24. @ Ayu

    Welcome to Humming Today!
    Glad U liked my blog and Thankyou so much for following!

    Keep the spark Alive..

  25. @ Juhi
    I'm so happy that you vsited my blog and found it interesting!

    Glad that you supported the cause!

    Hope you visit again!
    luv Yeah!

  26. @ Priyan
    I'm so glad that you support the cause and liked the way it was presented!

    Yeah, hope to provoke more often such thoughts!

    Thankyou for your time and support!

  27. @ Suree

    Really appriciate that you liked the way the cause was presented with sketch!

    I only aimed to provoke and propogate the info and facts over the issue.

    Thankyou so much for you comments!

  28. A neat job perfectly done. Decent style of blogging and a great opinion to voice.

    P.S: I'll have to work hard and write on better topics even to come near your blog's shade...

  29. @ Rachana,

    Unique, balanced, relevant, happening, valid, post and thats why i was planning genuine comments.
    I do appreciate your noble deed and effort, with heart and mind , as i completely go with your work because of

    1. Kudos for breaking the rules of 55 fiction and coming out of the box
    2. Kudos for writing a bold topic in meaningful and balanced manner with apt content of factual data
    3. Kudos for availing your blog in creating social awareness on such happening topic
    4. 55 words and our blog should act as a means to reach our end, rather than allowing them to use us as their means to reach the end (number of comments and posts)
    5. Kudos for accepting the netizen's social responsibility

    My tribute to your post is that i am taking the cue from you...Yes, it has inspired me

    Keep climbing the heights of different genres with your beautiful and magnificent sparks

  30. @ अनिल कान्त

    Welcome to Humming Today..
    Glad that you liked the post and found it relevant to know the facts regarding the important issue!

    Hope you visit again!

  31. @ ashwin ramachandran

    Heartily, welcome to my Page!
    I’m glad that you liked my blog so much. Yes…when you have read it and have got known to few significant facts over the important issue…I’m done with my aim of spreading the alertness!

    P.S. However, We together can actually work harder to connect with such very imperative causes!

  32. @ Mahesh Kalaal

    Wow! I’m flattered and flying high. Such a systematic analysis of the posts is so exciting to read.

    Honestly, I had almost lost hope on my terrible fiction but…seems like I have hit the right chord this time!

    It’s so wonderful to read all the praise for the post and definitely seems, Pink have over-shadowed all the colors.

    Yes, it’s a very important issue and I have complete concern about it. This is indeed my honest true little effort to make a difference in the phase of spreading the awareness.

    Seriously, can’t still digest…that this post inspired you…however it sounds great.

    Yeah! I shall try my best to use my creativity to uphold, circulate and support such noble causes more often.

    Thanks a bunch buddy:)
    Keep the spark Alive..

  33. Excellent post :)
    Everyone loves a good 55-fiction and using it to spread awareness is like killing two birds with one stone.

    It's my first visit to your blog and I am loving it here.

    Keep up the wonderful work:)

    Congrats on being the Tuesday Pick by BlogAdda.

    Hope to see you around.


  34. to be honest.. i hate pink.. as u said since its portrayed as a feminine color.. am sick of seeing all gals wearing pink tops.. the only place where i like pink is pink floyd.. lol..
    but this was a totally unexpected post.. i knew some of the facts abt breast cancer.. thanks for enlightening.. never knew pink was associated with breast cancer..

  35. @ Chatterbox

    Welcome to Humming Today!
    Thankyou so much for all your wishes!

    I'm so glad that you liked the post and somewhere it could make a difference!

    Keep the spark ALive..

  36. @ Vishnu
    O dear! I'm so so happy to know that you liked this post so much. Yes Pink is associated with Breast Cancer in WOmen and a slight blue color is associated with breast Cancer in Men.

    However, the percent of breast Cancer in Men is like 1 in 1000 so not much in notice!

    This is a very important issue to know and MY post made a difference in spreading the awareness is my biggest achievement!

    Thnak you for you time and appreciation.

    P.S. I love Pink Floyd tooo

  37. an amazing post indeed...
    the facts about pink and spreading awareness abt breast cancer is really praise worthy... i just love how you always start with a fiction and then go into details abt the topic. beautifulll :)

  38. Wow now thats something .. loved the post I hope more and more people read this and are aware of this dreadful disease

    hopefully more and more people knowing may educate them enough to take precautions , early checks ... and the 55fitcion excellent

    Support the ribbon people

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