TWO STATES

love, Marriage, movies, relationships, religion, social trends, society
Intercast Weddings !!! Two States is a simple clean sweet and entertaining movie, based on Chetan Bhagats’s Novel of the same title. The book and the movie have tackled the issue of intercast weddings in India and their acceptability in our society. Since I had not only read the book but found it Chetans one of the best, I could relate with the movie better and with greater acceptance. India and the society, more so in north India ,has moved a long way over the last two decades to accept inter cast weddings and have even started accepting inter religion weddings. It’s a welcome change and while till few years back inter cast weddings always meant love marriages, today we are seeing plenty of arranged inter caste marriages too. In…
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MASTRAM

Pornography, Sex, social trends, society
ETERNAL MASTI !!   It was a pleasure to learn that Akhilesh Tiwari was making a movie on the erstwhile famous and popular Mastram !(Elusive Erotica –THE WEEK,April 13,2014) Mastram was one of the most popular names with which all youngsters of yester years have grown and the mastram series of books were the first to introduce and welcome every normal young man to the ever existing vast world of porn literature.   From sixties to nineties and may be before and after that, Mastrams were read in every professional college, much more than the course books and had an unparalleled contributions in bringing alive the erotic imagination of every youngster. Besides giving immense pleasure Mastram successfully created a sense of bonding and groupfun, better than any other means or…
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SUNNY LEONE

movies, Sex, social trends, society
SHINNING SUNNY Wonder why Shobha De is surprised at the acceptance of Sunny Leone, the super porn star, by Indians as a Bollywood actress.( Sunny Side Up-The Sexes-THE WEEK,April 13,2014) Indians have always been famous at opening their arms and hearts to one and all, be it invaders or intruders and are easy in forgetting the past, even to accept a Bandit queen like Phoolan Devi as a politician…..and Ekta has very wisely exploited this quality of us Indians to cast Sunny in Ragni MMS II ,because Leone with her assets, will happily be welcummed by one and all.  Kuddos to Sunny not only for carrying herself so confidently and conducting herself with dignity, but also for giving her profession of acting in porn movies, a credibility and lifting it…
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QUEEN

movies, relationships, social trends, society
Celebrating Singledom !!!!! QUEEN is yet another movie on a women oriented theme, emphasising Woman Empowerment!  A well made, entertaining, good movie. The story of the movie revolves around a small town girl Rani, (hence the name Queen) from Rajouri in J & K. The girl is engaged to the son of her father’s friend, an engineering student but after he completes his studies he goes abroad and changes his mind, and calls the engagement off, on the eve of the marriage, as he feels that the girl is not of his standard. The girl is crestfallen but gets great support from her family including the grandmother and she decides to go to Paris and Amstradam, on her honeymoon tickets. There she meets and makes friends of both genders and…
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LUNCHBOX Revisited

love, Marriage, movies, relationships, social trends, society
Lunch Box REVISITED! LUNCHBOX appears a virtual love story on surface, but to my small mind it appears that it has tackled many other issues like, marriage, virtual relationships, aging and the universal principle of “life goes on” The movie has been a little harsh on married life or may be that, that is the black truth about it, in today’s time, that we are not willing to accept. There are five circumstances of marriage in the movie, the mans, the lady’s, the auntys, the lady’s parents and the man’s junior’s. The man is a widower, and lives a boring monotonous life, within the social norms, where sorrow and solitude has been brought in his life by death of the spouse. In the second instance, in the marriage of the…
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LUNCHBOX

love, Marriage, movies, social trends
LUNCHBOX !! Lunchbox is a marvellous movie! Set on the backdrop of the world famous Lunchbox delivery system of Mumbai, it is a simple story of virtual love, which revolves around the unexpected mistake in the system, which rarely happens, where the Lunchbox reaches somewhere else, other than its meant destination.   The story is of an unhappy housewife, whose marriage seems to have reached a stage of stagnation, where the husband spends least time at home and expresses no interest in the wife and is probably having a love affair with someone else too. The wife decides to infuse some life in the dying  marriage, by cooking some good food, on recipes taken from her neighbour friend, an elderly lady. The Aunty, who is only heard in the movie,…
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N D TEWARI-Paternity case

bringing up children, love, Sexuality and Sexual Trends, social trends, society
A Dad is born ! Normally we get news of the birth of a child, but this has been a rare case where Rohit Sehgal, informed the world about his newly born father !More than the world I think the eunuchs would have been confused as to where to go for their customary gifts...........to N D Tiwari or to Rohit (Papa, don’t preach, the Sexes, THE WEEK, Aug 12,2012) N D Tiwari, the octogenarian ,is well known for his shady and sleazy activities, being clicked in an orgy with nude nymphets, few years back , in a string operation and the old stud would have fathered many such illegimate children. And there are thousands of Tiwaris in our society who leave innumerable Rohits, alone in this wicked world, to live…
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WHERE ARE OUR ROOTS?

bringing up children, jobs and careers, Kids and teenagers, Life, social trends, society
WHERE ARE WE HEADING TO? In the race to modernize, the present generation is drifting away from our rich culture and Mythology, a fact very well observed by Mallika Sarabhai( Cat with a Nose Ring, THE WEEK, Aug 12,2012) Westernization started about five decades back and in fact in the seventies, one of the very common topics for essays in examinations used to “Westernization-A Curse or a Boon” and since then we have been running nonstop to unidentified destinations and for a new identity .We have been running nonstop and without seeing back and in fact have gone very far, to a stage where the present generation is hardly Indian and in fact have an identity crisis as they definitely don’t have an exclusive new identity. What they have ,is…
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RAPE AND MOLESTATION

GENDERS, media, social trends, TERRORISM, TV
 SHAME GAME !! The Assam Molestation Case has not only once again lowered the head of all Indian men, but has blatantly showed how badly our system, including the police law and politicians handle such issues. (ASSAM MOLESTATION CASE,INDIA TODAY,July 30,2012) It has also broken the myth that east is more tolerant and open minded and safe for the female clan. There was a time when Delhi roads were notorious for being unsafe for woman but now it seems that women and girls are unsafe all over the country, including the broad minded North East and the South, which is known for its high civic sense. Women of all ages ,from all socio economic strata and from any profession, are unsafe on the streets, at workplace and even at home,…
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SEX SCANDLES IN RELIGIOUS INSTITUTES

religion, Sex, social trends, society
  HELL IN HEAVEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The prevalence of all forms of crimes and sexual abuse in religious institutes is nothing new ,but the horrifying stories from the Churches of Kerala (Sex, Scandal & the Church-Cover story, OUTLOOK, July 25,2012) literally sent shivers up my spine. If this is the state of sexual activities in the homes of God, supposedly close to heaven , then one wonders, what hell would be? And if drinking, womanizing, indulging in pornography and unacceptable sexual indulgence is the code of conduct of these guardians of religion, then one wonders what would be a poise life for a common man. All this is however not new. Power games, financial rackets and sexual scandals are well known not only in Churches but in establishments of all religions.…
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