India lodges complaint over Australian ad endorsing lamb

Once again the issue over lamb has caught eyebrows towards it. This time it is for an Australian ad campaign that has attracted widespread criticism from India.

The advertisement shows a dining scene in which a number of religious figures — including Lord Ganesha, Jesus, Buddha and Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, Prophet Muhammad– are seen sitting down together to a lamb-based meal, raising a toast to the meat and conversing.

The discussion takes a stand that lamb is something that can be enjoyed by all, regardless of “beliefs, background or persuasion.” And there it took the offensive turn that hurts the religious sentiments of the Indian community.

Prompting officials have also lodged a diplomatic protest with the Australian government. India has lodged an official complaint about this Australian advertisement that has featured Hindu god Ganesha and other religious icons endorsing lamb. The ad has met with anger in Australia’s Indian community. A direct appeal to Meat and Livestock Australia to withdraw the commercial has also been made.

Advertisements often raise criticisms, so it is believed that whenever you are planning for the one be careful with the religious icons. It is better to avoid them idols and God’s faces to remain critics-free.


Is ‘Sarahah’ only Sahara for honest reviews?

Have you received a white envelope, recently gifted by your friends and colleagues? Yes, or may be not yet, then hold on you will be receiving it ASAP. It’s on its way!

An illustration of a white envelope on a turquoise background is now the medium to communicate and give your honest reviews.

Sarahah, which means honesty in Arabic, has now charted the list of top app downloads with around 300 million users in many countries.

Many of us are jumping in to join the bandwagon and witnessing the criticism or may be honest reviews.

But don’t we really know our strengths and weakness? Never mind this app will let you know one, where whoever has a grudge on you will now be able to say it through Sarahah app.

How it works.

Users download the Sarahah app to their phone or just sign up online to create an account. Then they share a link to their Sarahah account to social media and wait for the comments to come in. Now the best part of it is anyone can go to that profile and post a comment that is sent as an image to the user. Yes, your name remains anonymous. Isn’t it interesting?

Hold one! A Sarahah visitor can’t view the messages as long as the user doesn’t share them. It is certainly a private way that lets you discover your strengths and areas for improvement by receiving honest feedback, but, people are calling it a cyber bullying activity too. God knows, but enjoy it until you are not getting bullied by it.

Disclaimer: A free run to trolls, those who can’t deal with criticism shouldn’t download such an app in the first place.


Happy birthday ‘Kishore Da’ #KishoreKumar

Start your day humming musical treasures of ‘Kishore Da’ and wish his soul happy 88th birth anniversary.

August 4, 1929, was the day when Kishore Kumar was born as Abhas Kumar Ganguly till the time he changed it to the name that we recognize. Not to your surprise, he has eight Filmfare awards to his credit – the highest till date.

The legendary Bollywood singer-actor Kishore Kumar was the one melodious voice that made human emotion connects with the musical moments. Emotions raised as his voice went deep into our hearts. People have grown listening to his music, not only that his acting, his lyrics. Yes, lyrics were such a thing then, that people had memories attached with.

Kishore Kumar, one of the most versatile singers, has immortalized numerous film songs that have created its own space in the heart of Indians.

He may not be physically present here but we have an emotional connection to his soul that will last forever. A very Happy Birth Anniversary Kishore Da.

Here are few tributes that people are sharing on his birth anniversary, in their own way.

You truly deserve #KishoreKumar

A game that takes away life – Blue Whale Challenge

Is it Gaming or Murdering

A game that takes away life! A game that asks people to commit suicide! Why is it called a game, why not a murder attack? ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ the horrifyingly dangerous game that has taken at least 130 teen deaths across Russia. It is a 50-day challenge in which the administrator gives a certain task to the member to adhere to. But mind it! tasks are like horrific ones that include harming oneself, watching horror movies in the late night, waking up at unusual hours. Gradually getting more extreme like carving a specific phrase on the person’s own hand, poking a needle in the arm or leg or as dreadful as a whale.

When was it started

Originating in the year 2013, in Russia with “F57”, one of the names of the then-called “death group” of the Vkontakte (largest European online social networking service, like Facebook). Allegedly causing first suicide in 2015. Since then it has become a trend and many teenagers are getting accused of it.

Why again it is in news

Now, recently not only in Russia and UK but in India also it is believed to have taken the shape. A 14-year-old boy from Andheri, Mumbai, committed suicide and has carved a fish on his arm with a needle. His mobile phone is with the state forensic science laboratory and investigations are going on so as to find out if there was any link with the group of ‘Blue Whale challenge.’ As reported in HT, “No link so far between Mumbai teen’s suicide, Blue Whale challenge,” said Police.

But the question is why people are so harsh and what is making them take up such challenge- Is it the trend or the competition that is compelling the teenagers into killing themselves.

Police are warning people to stop doing this cruel activity with their body. Also, social platforms have taken a step ahead to stop this challenge, like Instagram has started showing users a warning when they search for pictures relating to Blue Whale. We should also look beside us and find out if any unwanted activity is happening with our friends. DustbinDubba urges you to ‘Take a challenge to stop Blue Whale Challenge!’


Paint Don't faint

Paint Plz don’t faint

The first thing that we used to do on a computer screen was to open the ‘Microsoft Paint’. In those days everyone was a painter, known mostly for their abstract art that included just colours splashed on the screen. Performing calligraphy art with shaking hands able to write the names correctly without any uneven lines. Writing and rubbing as if the painting was a game, drawing illustrations of the sun, mountain, hut, and river, yes the perfect combination of art!

Now, Microsoft Paint, how can you keep intact all our memories in your paint box and get yourself recycled? Yes, the eternal or one of the first graphics editors used by many and was an integral part of Windows, that was born in the 1980s, has now been marked for death in 2017. With the constant update of the software, Microsoft next Window  10 update, known as the Autumn (or Fall in the US) Creators Update, will bring a variety of new and innovative features. The newly introduced tool will have Paint 3D, installed alongside traditional Paint and will have highlight 3D image making tools along with some basic 2D image editing. But remember, it is not an update to original Paint and doesn’t behave like it.

But our eternal love for Microsoft Paint will no more be visible as it is getting chopped off. Whenever one needed just to scribble something or make a quick cut and paste job, Paint was always there, holding our hand, even on work computers. The time has come to bid adieu to the piece of software that has been with us for as long as we can remember.

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No more ‘Regal’ feel for Delhites

The four walls covered hall, succumbed around the buildings at Connaught Place- Regal Cinema is now putting its shutters down today, i.e., 30th March. One of the most iconic single screen theatre in Delhi will not give you the experience of buying low-cost fares or booking tickets of balcony and box. You won’t be surprised to know that its been 85 years since its being. The decision to close the doors is to give the theatre a makeover and make it a multiplex just like others in town.

Before the movies were screened, there were plays done to entertain the audience. No doubt it is a heritage landmark, which was given the shape by its English architect Walter Sykes George. Therefore we can see those curves and British times interior designs. But whatever new look it may take the feel of the interiors will never get away from our heart. We are sure there are many like us whose first reaction will be whoa!!! when they hear the news.

There are memories attached to it; thankfully we got the opportunity four days back to watch last movie Phillauri there. Although the film was shocking but the adventure to watch it in Regal with friends during the month end (cash-crunch) was an awesome feeling. It is heard that they are ending the show by screening “Mera Naam Joker.” So guys, hurry up… go… and get the Regal feel because tomorrow may never come.

Itel Wish A41-A VoLTE & smartkey device launched at Rs 5840

Further strengthening its 4G portfolio to support the government’s ambitious ‘Digital India’ initiative, itel Mobile from Transsion Holdings has launched Wish A41. The 4G VoLTE-enabled smartphone comes equipped with premium features and is available at INR 5,840. The launch of Wish A41 underlines itel’s commitment to becoming the preferred 4G device enabler for entry to mid-level smartphone users.

itel is committed to making high-speed Internet connectivity more accessible and ‘within the means for its consumers’; the launch of Wish A41 is a testament to that vision. In the existing portfolio, the brand offers two other 4G VoLTE enabled smartphones viz. it1518 and it1520 and it further intends to expand its 4G portfolio with robust product offerings going forward.

Speaking at the launch, Sudhir Kumar, CEO – itel Mobile India, said, “With a significant focus on the ever increasing demand for 4G phones in the smartphone industry, we have added another innovative and value-driven smartphone Wish A41. It perfectly exemplifies our long-term vision of making high-speed internet connectivity a tangible reality for all Indians. itel constantly endeavours to equip consumers with technological innovation needed to claim their ‘Right to Progress and emerge as one of the leading smartphone players in the industry. Given the success that other itel 4G smartphones have registered in the country, we are confident that Wish A41 will receive excellent market traction and create a benchmark in the industry.”

Making the deal even more lucrative are its sought-after features such as ‘Multiple Account’ apps and ‘SmartKey’. ‘Multiple Account’ allows users to log in with two different accounts on popular social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram. On the other hand, the ‘SmartKey’ feature enables them to conveniently perform functions such as taking screenshots, disconnecting calls, and taking pictures with a single click. Wish A41 is a power-packed 4G VoLTE/ViLTE-enabled smartphone operating on 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor with 1 GB RAM. It has an internal storage space of 8GB, which can be expanded up to 32GB. Wish A41 comes loaded with 5” FWVGA screen and Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a longer-lasting 2400 mAh battery with innovative battery management feature. Its 5MP autofocus rear camera and 2MP front camera both with flash are perfect for capturing breath-taking pictures and envy-inducing selfies. The phone also comes loaded with an advanced SOS feature which, upon activation, takes pictures from both the cameras and sends it to emergency contacts along with a 5-second voice recording. The smartphone comes in trendy shades of Champagne, Calx, and Rose Gold. itel Mobile cares for its consumers, and hence the product comes with a protective back cover, along with other accessories such as charger, screen film, and data cable. With a commitment of 100-days replacement warranty on all its products, itel is trying to elevate the overall end-to-end ownership experience for its consumers.

Key Features Description
Display 5-inch FWVGA display (480×854 pixels)
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
CPU 1.3 GHz Quad core processor
Storage 8GB ROM storage (expandable by up to 32 GB ); 1GB RAM
Cameras 5MP rear camera with Auto Focus, Flash, 2MP front camera with flash
Connectivity Wi-Fi, 3G/4G/2G, GPS, Bluetooth
Battery 2,400mAh
Resolution 480*854
Colour Champagne, Calx, and Rose Gold

‘Sana and Uttu’ no-more in a relation!

A reality show that stands for “hunt for love”, Splitsvilla has worn the garland of heart from its audience. Today we will take you to the journey of the recent and the most searched (loved) a couple of season 8, Uttu and Sana.

The lovey-dovey couple has been in the gossip for many of us. Their cuteness did many tango and salsa in our hearts. But was all this only for the show? Yes, might be as you will be shocked to know that their smitten on-screen love saga ended with the show itself. This relationship might have come to an end, but they seem to enjoy the company of someone else. According to a source when asked about their relation Sana once said that we were never a couple but just friends. Sana Sayyad is in no resentful mood as she has already moved on and seemingly likes the company of her co-star, Ashwini Koul from Boyz.

Her social networking sites are flooded with the pictures of the two stars. Though both of them claim that they are just good friends. But do remember that ek ladka aur ek ladki kabhi dost nahi ho sakte!  This might be true or maybe not, but Sana’s recent dubsmaash and her posts on Instagram say something else. Just have a look at this video and do read the comments beneath. The reaction shows how much heart-broken the audience is instead of Sana and Uttu being sulky.


Bajirao: The next banned historical movie

With the rising number of Bollywood movies on scripts taken from ancient history the amount of number of Ban’s also increased. The BAN culture is nothing new in the country and is mostly seen in the film fraternity of India.

Recently the very talked about the beauty of Deepika Padukone’s glaze in movie Bajirao Mastaani is at stake. The movie may or may not be screened depends upon censor board, as a petition has been filed seeking a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming Bajirao Mastani. It has been alleged that the movie has distorted history relating to late king Shrimant Bajirao Peshwa and his family members. It is believed that one of the ‘Pinga’, song from the movie has disrupted the Marathi culture and their sentiments. Pinga is a dance style performed in Maharashtra and in the movie it has been portrayed as an item song on which the two actresses performs.  The case is also filed saying that the historical facts have been “altered” while portraying the late king and his wives in the film.

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This is not the first time that censor board is banning the movies but earlier also historical movies have faced the same situation. When Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Jodhaa Akbar was released, people also raised fingers on the caste shown in the movie. The Kshatriya (Rajput) community in Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh protested against the movie because they believed that the film portrayed distorted historical facts as in the movie Jodha Bai was represented as a Kshatriya though she wasn’t one. However, a month later Supreme Court lifted all restrictions imposed on its screening by various state governments.

Another in the list of banned movies was Bandit Queen (1994). The Censor Board initially banned this Shekhar Kapur film due to its crude language and sexual content. Later on Supreme Court paved the way for the film’s release when the producers of the movie approached them.

By this, we come at a conclusion that Indian film fraternity is quite restricted and has created its own boundaries which don’t welcome creativity and experiments in the movies. Hence the lot of baseless, scriptless action, dramas movie were born. Every movie or documentaries that have good content and context is banned, this shows the conserved thinking of the society. We must produce and release this kind of movies more so that the narrow mindset broadens.