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A divided world

A Divided World

Everyday we hear and read about violence in various forms. We hear about hate, death and despair inflicted upon humanity across the planet.

We read about how arguments over the smallest of things could turn into national or international disasters if proper attention is not given. All this makes one wonder on how we can continue to live in such a divided world.

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Microblog Mondays: Xenophobia

Microblog Mondays: Xenophobia

As the years pass by, it seems as though we are becoming more and more intolerant of each other. Discrimination based on caste, creed, sex, religion and more is the order of the day in many societies across the planet. If we know that the individual is from a particular place and is of a particular caste or religion, more often than not we tend to form a negative bias in our minds even before talking to that individual.

Even though we are moving forwards in leaps and bounds in terms of technological developments, we are surely moving backwards when it comes to people to people contact. Xenophobia masquerading as nationalism is translating into verbal violence on social media and physical violence on the streets.

It’s just saddening that in this garb of nationalism, even after thousands of years of human evolution, we are still at war amongst each other.

Linking to Microblog Mondays 

Five Sentence fiction: Xenophobia #AtoZChallenge




“It seems as though we are all becoming xenophobic to the world around us. All we seem to be thinking of is ourselves.”

Ron’s movement against racism had begun out of his own experience when he was assaulted and harassed just because he looked and spoke a different English accent than the rest.

He was astonished to face such treatment in a city which he could call home as his parents had arrived there more than 40 years ago.

And so, he immediately made it his mission to play a small but important part in removing xenophobia out of the city.

I am participating in the A to Z challenge in April  and the theme I have chosen is Micro-fiction

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Six word story: Prejudice




They were similar

but yet different.

Written for the Six Word Story Challenge and read the other stories here.

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – September – My post no 11 for this month.

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Movie Review “Crook – Its Good to be Bad”

“Crook – Its Good to be Bad” is a movie starring Emraan Hashmi and newcomer Neha Sharma (acted in two Telugu movies before) directed by Mohit Suri. It had been heavily publicized as a movie based on the racial attacks against Indians in Australia in 2009. With the racial attacks affecting a number of Indian students across Melbourne and much of Victoria, it was only a matter of time before Bollywood readied itself to make a movie on this issue. And who better than Bhatt to make this right? WRONG!

Jai Dixit’s (Emraan Hashmi) father is an underworld don who is killed by the police after he confesses that RDX from his smuggled consignment was used in the Mumbai blast. He is brought up by Gulshan Grover who out of worry that Jai would fall into bad things sends him to Australia with a new identity. And as you expect, he meets up Suhani (Neha Sharma) there and immediately falls in love with her / or shall we say love to get Permanent Residency. But then the racial attacks begin wherein people are attacked, killed, mugged and what not. The rest of the story deals with the reasons for the attacks and the problems from both the sides.

Emraan Hashmi sleepwalks through his role. He has played the bad boy character a zillion times and now audiences are seriously bored. Dude! Get a life maan! Neha Sharma has nothing to do other than walk in short dresses on the streets of Melbourne or shall I say Cape Town 😉 (disguised as Melbourne). Everything about the movie is half hearted be it the love sequences, the songs or the racism issue. Mohit Suri doesn’t know whether to concentrate on love or racism and he seems torn in between.

“Mere Bina” sung beautifully by Nikhil Dsouza is the only thing going for the film. Another problem about the film is that it gets too jingoistic against the Aussies. I mean yes they are racist, but then is the whole country like that? It’s just an attempt at sensationalism by the Bhatts. Even the bare back scene of the foreign female is just for 2 seconds. And you wonder what was the hullabaloo all about?

Final verdict – Poor!

Rating – 1/5

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