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Month: August 2014 (Page 1 of 2)

#FiveSentenceFiction – Conflict

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“We are not going to rest until we destroy their last line of resistance even if it involves loss of hundreds of our soldiers. They have destroyed our lands with their dirty political games and we will strike back with force.”

The people had borne the brunt of the government’s assault on anyone joining forces with the rebels. From barrel bombs to grenade launchers, the government was striking at their own people increasing the death toll by the hour. With shortages of basic necessities, a large scale humanitarian crisis was looming.

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Are you a real braveheart?

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Rapes, Sexual Harassment, Molestation & much more – Women in India face all of this each and every day of their lives. Whether its in offices, buses, stadiums or also sometimes at home from family members, women have to face the brunt of disgusting actions by men everywhere. Even after this, parents don’t control their sons but instead put up all kinds of restrictions on their daughters. Whether its about wearing the right clothes to avoid being stared at or not going out beyond 9pm at night, women are made to follow the rules because men can be beasts whenever they feel like, right?

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Movie Review – Mardaani

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Directed by Pradeep Sarkar and produced by Aditya Chopra, Mardaani is Rani Mukherjee’s comeback vehicle. She is supported by Jisshu Sengupta and Tahir Bhasin. The trailers clearly indicated that this one is an out & out thriller. Does it work. Let’s check it out.

Shivani Sivaji Roy (Rani) is an upright Senior Inspector with the Crime Branch in Mumbai. She lives a simple life with her husband played by Jisshu and her niece – Meera. She is known as a no-nonsense officer who treats criminals as they must be treated. The day a teenage girl – Pyaari is kidnapped from a shelter home, Shivani’s life turns upside down. As she begins the journey to find her, she starts to uncover a dirty truth which will lead her to Walt (Tahir Bhasin). The rest of the flick deals with how both of them battle it out against each other.

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Re-doing my Home

Our home is where our hearts always lie. We feel safe and secure behind those four walls. Whether its about saving us from the brutal summer or harsh winter, our homes provide us the shelter we need. And therefore, we all dream of having the perfect home with beautiful fittings, vibrant colours and large spaces. When I was searching for options to decorate my home, I happened to visit the MakeMyHome website. It gives a great variety of products to choose from. And I couldn’t resist.

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Are you really patriotic?

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When you get out of the airport, you throw litter on the road without a concern. Despite knowing that the vehicle you use is causing pollution, you don’t care because no one asks you to change. You don’t go to vote but keep cribbing about every minister in the country. You can tweet, blog or put up Facebook posts on the state of the nation and what can be done better. But you dislike the thought of even trying to make things better by working for a government organization to build the future of the nation.

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Book Review: Ramayana – The Game of Life: Rise of the Sun Prince

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Amish Tripathi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Ashwin Sanghi & Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni among others are some of the famous names, readers in India associate with mythological fiction. With captivating storylines and interesting characters, mythological fiction is finding a lot of readers in India. Personally, I am not a fan of mythological fiction but Shubha Vilas’s Ramayana – The Game of Life: Rise of the Sun Prince seemed quite interesting since it wasn’t fiction but instead a modern take on Ramayana without any changes. Does it work? Let’s check it out.

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Organ donation: Bringing smiles to many faces

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There are so many of us who dedicate their lives to help others. Companies do it as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) while individuals do it for their personal satisfaction at having given back. Helping others could be through monetary benefits, psychological benefits, health benefits etc. For some of us, keeping others happy is what makes us happy.

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#FiveSentenceFiction: Maps – My window to the world!

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My association with maps spanned centuries with most of my family members engaged in cartography. From cameras to scales; from telescopes to protractors, I grew up seeing such equipment strewn all around the house. Whether it was about giving me a peak into the economic resources across countries or depicting various cities and towns, these maps were my window to the world. Every time I visited a new place, I made it a point to circle it on the map and show off to all and sundry. It had always been my dream to visit every single place on the map before I die.

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Inter – religious marriages in India – A taboo?

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There are so many of us who believe that we marry for ourselves and not our families or extended relatives.Obviously that’s understandable to a great extent. If you and your spouse-to-be love each other & understand each other very well, why should anyone else have any problem at all? Let’s explore the argument in more detail.

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I am blank because…

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I am weird because

I can have any combination of vegetables for food if they are considered healthy as per nutritionists.

I love hard copies of books more than e-books just so that I can smell the fresh pages of a new book.

I get sleep only if I lie on my stomach on the bed.

I get the most  creative ideas for blog posts or stories after 1am.

I am a bad friend because

I am not the secret Santa who often gifts his friends a lot many things.

I often speak my mind out.

I am not very prompt in staying in touch through social networks.

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