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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.

Sarahah

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.

kishore-kumar

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!’

#StopBlueWhaleChallenge

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.

Amount of tolerance Everyday

 

Everyday I am tolerant to Sun as it wakes me up

Everyday I am tolerant to Water as it makes me bath even I hate it

Everyday I am tolerant to my wife’s bread toast and oats

Everyday I am tolerant to kilometres away traffic jams

Everyday I am tolerant to Boss overdose

This is the story of one individual who lives in India. Just imagine there are 1.21 billion people whom Mother India is tolerating and has never said a word against it. Have a look at the Indian version of tolerance

 

Everyday I am tolerant to the rising population

Everyday I am tolerant to the polluted air that I inhale

Everyday I am tolerant to the amount of noise that buzzes in my ear

Everyday I am tolerant to the blood that sheds on my body

Everyday I am tolerant to the garbage that locks my hair

Transgender Idol

Religion is the best way to manufacture any thought and ritual and it will never get questioned. The significance of religion lies everywhere even in determining the sexuality of individuals. In a bold move Kolkata’s Joy Mitra Street has come up with a transgender Durga Idol.

The street will host the country’s first transgender Durga Idol. It is organised by Kolkata-based sexual rights initiative, The Pratyay Gender Trust, in association with association with Uddyami Yuvak Brinda,the local club of the area.

According to the club the transgender idol is based on the Ardhnareshvar form of Lord Shiva which means half man and half woman. The idol was the idea of a 55 year old transgender who approached the Pooja committee. Though the Pooja committee accepted the idea but it was rejected by locals initially. Later even the locals agreed to an offbeat idol.

The idea of introducing an Ardhnareshvar idol is definitely a good step towards breaking the strereotypes aginst the level of its acceptance in India but misinterpretation of religious is not done.

To be precise the Ardhnareshvar form of Lord Shiva means that every individual has the powers of a man as well as a woman but it nowhere means that Ardhnareshvar stands for a transgender.

The initiative must be lauded but the facts should be presented as it is. Defining powers within is completely different from defining one’s sexuality. It is true that we need to progress towards accepting the sexual preferences of people but it should be done by not falsely manufacturing the religious facts.

Why no Google Doodle on Dr Kalam?

The moment one opens up the laptop or a phone to search, the first thing that one notices is Google Doodle, if any. Google dedicates its tribute to any great personality or legend in its own way on their birthday or on special days. But today debate is why not Google celebrating the birthday of 11th President of India, a doctor, a career scientist turned reluctant politician, Bharat Ratna awardee and writer and not to forget role model of India. Yes, I am talking about Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Recently, Google paid tribute to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, MF Hussain and many others were on the list. Where the entire world is remembering Dr Kalam on his Birthday, Why not Google ?

Post terribly tiny tales, time for #6WordStory

By the term, it is clear that terribly tiny tales are the shortest form of story telling but here are some guys who have brought stories to just 6 words. And when you read ’em, you find that they are complete in their sense. In the age of the internet when the expression has become limited to 140 characters…you can for sure cherish these shortest form of stories. So, here they are and they are by WHATASHORT…