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Protest and Politics

That the large-scale protest will be used as a playground for the political parties, was no doubt, but to this scale, that it now echoes in the whole universe. A clueless government and the brute force of a rather blunt police has come out of the politicized high-voltage drama engulfing us. The nation is outraged at heinous and brutal treatment meted out to the protestors. With around eight metro stations closed, the capital has come to a stand-still. Slogans are being shouted against the government and the police, agitations and candle march protests are being held in different parts of the country and we are perhaps witnessing one of its own kind of protests in many generations. People are resorting to Facebook, Twitter to send across a message of "enough is enough" to whosoever is listening. But is this serving the real purpose? Almost all protestors are innocent, unarmed, mostly young girls, some with their mothers. While they bear the brunt of what looks live savages i…

Wait till the Next Rape!

The great B. R. Ambedkar believed that the Indian State would be able to remove inequality in social and economic life. But the track record of the Indian Republic in the last 63 years doesn’t inspire much confidence in that regard. What will be the trigger for such a social transformation? How can we kickstart the process of moral regeneration? This blogger doesn’t have the definite answer but one possible way is for each one of us to propagate and inculcate the right values in our own spheres of influence. Slow and unglamorous,but are there any better alternatives?

A country like ours, though can’t afford to wait for a few generations to get rid of a heinous crime like rape. The government has been promising a lot of things now-a-days, post-Delhi-girl-rape-case. CCTV cameras in buses, more policemen, women-specific helplines, politics-free police, quick convictions, and so on. But none of this will happen. We will end up with some cosmetic steps to satisfy the outraged public and kee…

Delhi Girl Gang-Raped in a Moving Bus. Views.

No Disclaimer. I want people to feel their guilt on reading this.

What’s horrifying is how a bunch of people could do something like this, that seems like a scene out of a rape-fetish-horror movie, in public in the capital city! And those 4-5 men were obsessed about raping her at the same time! It’s very very hard to be optimistic that anything will change in the near future. It’s not about individuals or a few power-wielding men. It’s about a mass cultural mindset that’s the issue here.

Do you think our society really sees rapists as serious criminals? Many of us seem to see rape as something that happens when a rapist is not able to control himself. It seems we have special standards for judging sexual criminals, and rapists know this.

One more reality check for a country that claims to ‘respect’ and worship women.Yes, let’s round up the Shouters, 'Indian' citizens like us, who criticize a bad deed, bad politician, or the people who gang raped a woman and beat up her friend for…

Explosion

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The light of stereo-casting has blinded my friends who otherwise wanted to dream and attain big.

Mist

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"In its wake, the mist, a sea of tranquility;
Its early gray aura grazes through the leaves
And covers the earth in its foggy veil;
It fights the walking sun with playful scorn
Softly, all living creatures come to life;
The hues on nature’s landscape unfold
Brush-stroked by a master’s hand.."

Talaash: The Answer Lies Within

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Another review in a short span of time. This time its the much awaited movie Talaash. Finally, you get to see an A-listed actor doing no over-the-top scenes like those in pot-boiler flicks that pull the multitudes like the scent of cheese pulls a mouse. It's refreshing to see Aamir Khan do experiments. As realistic as it can be, Reema Kaagti gives it the human touch. Aamir's acting prowess comes out in scenes where he looks troubled, confused and grief-stricken. But unfortunately, Reema Kaagti bravely ventures into shores which bollywood had left quite early, taking the audience to be adults.

Though I would not term this as his best performance, Aamir lends an emotional touch to his character, seen revolving between a murder mystery and his personal loss, which many would've otherwise ticked off as an 'okay' performance. The best acting comes from Nawazuddin Siddique, of Gangs of Wasseypur fame. He sets it straight with exceptionally touching and natural acting. One…