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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.

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.

‘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.

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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.

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

Critical review of Being Indian video

It’s a typical mindset that when you hear ‘I am from Bihar’ you get replies like Haan I knew, aapke bolne ke style se lag rha tha that you are from Bihar. Or the other very patent answer is ohho Lalu ke sheher se ho? In the current scenario, you might have also got answers that, who will win in this Bihar election?

This is not what Bihar is all about. It is far more than IAS, Lalu Prasad, Litti Chokha, HUM, etc. Guys grow up! This is what a video uploaded on Being Indian depicts to its lovely Biharis.  Here, in my opinion I don’t think the video is doing justice to Biharis. Every state is typical in its own way like Punjabis, Bengalies, South Indians then why jokes are found more on Biharis. After some time, the video has exaggerated on the conditions of Bihar.

I don’t think they played well with the comic part, they tried a lot to be funny, but they weren’t much. The issues that they have raised for Bihar are not the only copyright of Bihar, the same issues are found in UP, MP, in fact, India as large. Don’t you think corruption, kidnapping, murder are evils that have copyright of India on them? Maybe the video tickles a bit but do not need a huge clap. I appreciate the theme and working of the actors, but had it been funnier without touching the emotions of Bihar, it would have succeeded in the race of viral videos. If you don’t agree with me have a look at it once keeping my points in mind.

 

 

दिल्ली और बिहार में हारने वाली बीजेपी का बंगाल, असम, केरल, तमिलनाडू में क्या होगा!

 

प्रधानमंत्री जी, आप विकास का एजेंडा लेकर निकले थे…कितने सुहाने थे वो अच्छे दिन के वादे, वो हर खाते में 15 लाख देने की बातें लेकिन बिहार पहुंचते-पहुंचते आपको आरक्षण नाग ने डस लिया. आप जिस दूसरे धर्म वालों को 5 फीसदी आरक्षण का मुद्दा उछाले थे वो आपके भी उतने ही हैं, आखिर आप तो देश के मुखिया ठहरे! लगता है कि आप अभी तक गुजरात के फिज़ाओं से बाहर नहीं आए हैं.

आप ही बताइए कि आपके पार्टी अध्यक्ष ने बिहारियों को क्या समझकर ये कहा था कि अगर आप वहां हारे तो पाकिस्तान में पटाखे फूटेंगे? सर, गुजरात भले ही पाकिस्तान से बॉर्डर शेयर करता हो लेकिन बिहार तो नेपाल से बॉर्डर शेयर करता है. ये और बात है कि आपके आने के बाद से उस मित्र देश से भी भारत के रिश्ते ख़राब हो गए. ये भी अलग बात है कि चुनाव के बीच ही भारत-नेपाल सीमा में हुए प्रदर्शन में दो बिहारी मारे गए. पाकिस्तान में पाटखे वाले बयान का तुक क्या था, अब शायद आपको भी पता चल गया होगा कि आखिर वो बयान कितना बेतुका था?

सर, गिरिराज सिंह जी लोगों को जब मन तब पाकिस्तान भेजते रहते हैं. हैं कौन वो! एक जिले से सांसद और आपके मंत्री…पांच साल बाद होंगे कि नहीं उनको भी नहीं पता लेकिन देशभक्ती का सर्टिफिकेट बांटते फिरते हैं. सर, जब पूरी पार्टी आपके कंट्रोल में है तो ऐसे फ्रिंज एलिमेंट इस तरह की बयानबाजी कैसे कर लेते हैं.

एक बात और सर, हिंदुओं के लिए गाय का धार्मिक महत्व बहुत ज़्यादा है लेकिन बिहार को राज्य के तौर पर अभी भी रोटी, कपड़ा और मकान मयस्सर नहीं है. गाय पर राजनीति करते समय शायद आपलोग भूल गए कि लोगों के ज़ेहन में अभी तक अयोध्या वाले राम कौतूहल करते हैं, कई बार सवाल भी करते हैं कि मंदिर बना दिया क्या…अगर नहीं तो इतना बवाल क्यों हुआ था भाई!? वही हाल आपने गाय का भी कर दिया, राम की तरह गाय पर भी लोगों की आस्था ख़तरे में है. सर, सवाल है कि गाय को आगे करके डिजिटल इंडिया और मेक इंन इंडिया कैसे होगा.

शायद आप और आपकी पार्टी बार-बार भूल जाते हैं कि भले अंदर-अंदर और सोशल मीडिया पर आपका एजेंडा हिंदुत्वा था लेकिन आम चुनाव में भी आपको 31% वोट मिला है. उसमें एक बड़ा तबका वो भी होगा सर जो अच्छे दिन के जुमले में फंस गया होगा. सर, आपके लोगों ने धर्मनिरपेक्षता को जेहाद जैसा शब्द बना दिया है. खुद को सेक्यूलर बताने में लोग अब डरते हैं. लेकिन प्रोपगैंडा स्थाई नहीं होता सर, जर्मनी से रूस तक बुलट थ्यरी (एक झूठ को सौ बार बोलो ताकि वो सच हो जाए) फौरी तौर पर चलने के बाद फुस हो गई.

दिल्ली और बिहार की हार में एक बात समान है कि दोनों जगह आपकी पार्टी ने निगेटिव कैंपेन किया. आपको तो याद ही होगा कि 2014 के आम चुनावों से पहले कांग्रेस के मणिशंकर अय्यर ने आपको चाय वाला बताकर मजाक उड़ाया. कैसे हवा हो गए वे. आप पीएम बन गए, मणिशकर अय्यर के भी पीएम…खैर! दिल्ली विधानसभा चुनाव 2015 में आपने वही किया जो अय्यर ने आपके साथ किया था. आप दिल्ली के पूर्व सीम केजरीवाल को नक्सली बता गए और तब से लेकर अंत तक निगेटिव कैंपेन के जाल में फंस गए. ये सिलसिला बिहार में भी जारी रहा वरना अपने लोगों को कौन पाकिस्तानी करार देता है. नतीजे आपके सामने हैं.

किसी भी सूरत में बिहार को अगले पांच साल तक ठीक शासन नहीं मिलने वाला, नहीं लगता कि राज्य को जो सरकार मिलने वाली है वो बहुत बेहतर सरकार है. लेकिन एक बात तय है कि बिहार की तरह आने वाले चुनावों में बीजेपी की भी दुर्गती तय है. सोचिए जब दिल्ली में रहकर आपसे दिल्ली नहीं बची और बिहार में सलों तक सरकार में रहकर बिहार नहीं बचा तो असम, बंगाल, केरल, तमिलनाडू में तो आप न कहीं थे और ना कहीं हैं. राज्यसभा में बहुमत का सपना तो सपना ही रह जाएगा.

एक बात तय है कि आपकी पार्टी अब 1992 या 2014 के पहले वाली बीजेपी नहीं रही. कांग्रेस के बाद आप देश की एकमात्र दूसरी पार्टी हैं जिसने अपने बूते सरकार बना ली. लेकिन उसके लिए आपको इंदिरा गांधी का गरीबी हाटाओ के तर्ज पर अच्छे दिन का जुमला उछालना पड़ा. इस देश में ऐसे ही जुमले चलते हैं. इन्हीं जुमलों पर बहुमत की सरकारें बनती हैं. आपकी सरकार उसका सुबूत है. वरना आपको याद होगा कि 1992 के आपकी स्थिति सुधरी ज़रूर लेकिन आप सरकार बनाने की स्थिति में आधे सेक्यूलर वाजपयी जी के नेतृत्व में आए, सांप्रदायिक अडवाणी के नेतृत्व में नहीं. वहीं 2004 के आम चुनाव में हार के कारण पर बात करते हुए वाजपयी जी ने गोधरा दंगों को भी बड़ा कारण बताया था. राम, अल्लाह, गाय और सूअर काठ की हांडियां हैं सर, एकाधी बार चढ़ सकती हैं…बार-बार नहीं.

Brutally honest answers

This happens when you don’t follow the world. To many, it’s A for Apple and to few A stands to 18+ or Adults. There is this line- Shauke Deedar Hai Toh Nazar Paida Kar (if you want to see the world your way, just have your eyes open). This way you can have your own imagination and creativity and that’s what these pals have taught in their answers…ENJOY!

Via The Collective Intelligence

6 ways to remain stylish this winter

What good is the warmth of summer without the cold of winter to give it sweetness? So let’s welcome the cold breeze with an open arm. Give way to the cuddly and comfy warm clothes piled in the wardrobe from 6 months in search of happiness. But as the cold season is coming and you must be clueless so as what to wear while staying fashionable, here is a solution to all. You want to look stylish but at the same time you also don’t want to freeze your butt off. Then, here are few checklists that you can keep in your warm pockets.

In order to make dresses appropriate for winter, you have to have some fashion basics: leggings, tights, boots, thick socks, cardigans, and scarves.

  1. Pair your summer dress with a leather jacket or blazer, tights and booties.
  2. Adding a scarf and high boots to a long-sleeved dress can make you look elegant hot at the same time.
  3. Cardigans or sweaters can add oomph to your outfit! So go for a long cardigan, chunky knit scarf, tights, and combat boots. You can even add cute knit socks for added warmth.
  4. Be it summer or winter Denim will never apart! Stay warm in a denim jacket, pretty tights, and ankle boots.
  5. Wear a fitted sweater over your dress, and pop the collar out. This is a cute and easy preppy look.

6. Wear your sleeveless summer shift dress over a button down shirt with tights. Add a belt to make the look less bulky.

 

All these can make you look trendier in winters too. Many hate winters because they cannot wear stylish dresses. But style is something you create on your own and fashion is that you buy! So prefer to remain stylish this winter!

Shahrukh Khan goes “periscopiee..” on his bday

On this 50th birthday, King Khan landed to the next pool of social platforms. After getting overwhelmed by the love and wishes from his fans, he tried a new way to thank them. He created his first periscope to say thank you to the fans who have gathered outside his home since midnight. His debut on Periscope today was of five and half minute video, where he gave a glance at the frenzied mob outside Mannat, his home at Bandra. As he does every year, he went up on the fence, and waved at his admirers. Not surprisingly, the mob goes wild when they saw SRK waving at them. Like no other birthday this one was also overloaded with wishes, from messages to calls, from audio to video, from status to profile pic change, from standing on the other side of Mannat’s wall to watching his periscope from inside. Every individual in his or her way dedicated this entire day to King Khan without complaining that Badshah didn’t even read his status!

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