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Month: September 2013

Singapore Diaries: My experience at Singapore Grand Prix

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Honestly, am not a fan of Formula 1 at all. I haven’t ever watched a complete race and neither do I know the name of all the drivers. Yes I know the famous ones like Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Fernando Alonso and the likes. But as you would have understood, I am not one who keenly follows who wins the Championship and stuff.

But when I realized that the Singapore Grand Prix was happening during my time in Singapore, I knew that I had to attend it. Whether it is the party like atmosphere at the Circuit Park or hearing the roar of 22 Formula 1 cars zooming past by, I wanted to see how it feels. Singapore has become famous as the ONLY night race on the planet. And moreover, another interesting fact is that it happens on the streets of Singapore. Singapore itself is quite small. And so the organizers would haven’t even thought of building an entire circuit. Instead, 2-3 days before the race, certain roads which would form part of the track were closed to the public.

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Flash Fiction: When I didn’t think twice before sending it!

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And before I knew, I had hit ‘Send’. Everyone told me to shut myself up. There was almost no support for what I had gone through. Some said that your career would be finished. While others said that your family will be in danger. But I had it enough. There was only so much I could bear. And this time, I had decided to take a stand! I didn’t care what would the result be nor did I care for my life. All I wanted was some relief.

It all started a few months back when I went to apply for my annual leave. With the pressure of teaching more than 10 classes at school, I hadn’t taken leave for a year. And so as was the procedure, I had to specially meet the principal to convince him to approve my leave application. I knew that I had given all my hard work, sweat and dedication to this job and hadn’t left any stone unturned to ensure that the people who matter are happy with my contributions. But even in my wildest dreams, I wasn’t prepared for what I had to go through when I met him.

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Movie Review – Shuddh Desi Romance

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Directed by Maneesh Sharma of ‘Band Bajaa Baraat’ fame,’Shuddh Desi Romance’ stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineeti Chopra, Rishi Kapoor and Vaani Kapoor in lead roles. With its unconventional promotional strategy and nice music, the flick has been in the news for some time. Is Maneesh Sharma able to recreate the magic of Band Bajaa Baraat yet again? Let’s check it out.

Raghu (Sushant) is a tourist guide in Jaipur and also acts as a rental wedding guest for Goel (Rishi Kapoor) who is a wedding planner. Raghu is about to get married and on the way to his wedding. But when he meets Gayatri (Parineeti) on the way, he is not quite sure of getting married anymore. In the midst of all this, he comes across Tara (Vaani) and then starts his confusion. Will it be Tara or Gayatri? Is commitment more important to him than love? The flick talks about all this and more as the story unfolds.

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Outraging – Has it become a fashion statement?

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The dictionary defines outrage as a kind of emotion which is related to anger aroused by degradation of moral and societal norms. But who defines outrage? What are the causes which result in people outraging left, right and center? Most of you would say that it’s the beliefs and values people have which define what’s morally correct and morally wrong for them. But is it the only thing? Do people outrage just for the heck of it? Has outraging become a fashion statement? Let’s check it out.

The Delhi gangrape incident last year resulted in protests across the nation. Every Tom, Dick & Harry had a view about what should be done. From reforming the rapists as Rahul Bose had mentioned to chemical castration; people were frustrated, angry and ready to do their bit to save the country from such beasts. Or so it seemed. Yes, many were genuinely frustrated and angry. But to think of it, there many who were just commenting for the sake of commenting. Whether using social media or posting blog posts, during conversations over tea or making bold statements, people were outraging as if this meant so much to them.

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