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When a 90% disabled Saibaba is denied bail and Arundhati Roy who questioned charged with Contempt of Court, you are failing the largest democracy

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Do you remember Ajmal Kasab? May be you remember or maybe you don’t. In any case he was the lone surviving 26/11 Mumbai attacks terrorist who was executed in November of 2012. There’s an infamous ‘anda’ isolation cell in Nagpur prison where this Kasab was lodged before execution. It’s an extremely isolated place which in winter becomes unbearably cold making life extremely miserable to live but given how brutally the 19 year old had assassinated people in Mumbai it begs for no sympathy for such a murderer. Point taken. Enter Professor G N Saibaba of Delhi University. In that same infamous ‘anda’ cell of Nagpur is now this professor, a man with 90 per cent disability. Don’t even try to imagine how he spends his life in that isolated cell with denied access to any help or medicines. Sometimes he is given the medicine but not the food that should go with them. His is no ordinary flu but a condition deterioting day by day. It’s question of life and death for him. But who cares and who is th…

Bajirao Mastani - A brilliant movie short of perfect has a lesson which our world needs so badly today!

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Bajirao Mastani, is a treat offered on celluloid for movie buffs, a brilliance at best but also a lost opportunity in portraying the greatness of the best known Peshwa! A canvas where love story has taken centre-stage while in life it was battles, 40 straight wins is no joke my friend! But then you can't really blame Bhansali because going by the title it was meant to put the story of two protagonists above all and he achieved it with brilliance, a little less I would say!

I'm no reviewer and won't go into nuances of the art of doing what I'm not but I believe you need to give it a watch. For the brilliant sets, colorful canvas, larger than life imagery, things for which Bhansali is best known in the industry! And stellar piece of acting from Ranveer Singh and others. In fact Ranveer is the life of this credulous display of a time from history known for its larger than life living and blood soaked battlegrouds. I can't believe I had doubts initially when cast of …

Law is a dick: Curious case of a driverless car from India long before Google that killed a man in 2002!

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It was year 2002 and that was a fateful night, for the poor homeless chaps sleeping on pavements and also to a superstar who was about to drove his SUV over them. That SUV whose driver has changed in police records from drunken Salman Khan to not-drunken Salman Khan to no Salman Khan now. But the poor who died and four others who were injured have remained same, until now. A lower court pronounced the Khan guilty while High Court with same pieces of evidence lower court referred to has acquitted him of all eight charges. So to say evidence decides the justice will be a grave mistake. Court said, he can’t be convicted on the basis of circumstantial evidence yet the same courts have ran whole trial and subsequent judgement based on the same circumstantial evidence in Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj’s double murder. Court observed how public opinion can’t be a case for court verdicts yet in the case of Aarushi a whole theatrics of a case was built around public shaming of Talwars! Fans of the…

Stop Fighting over Tipu Sultan instead read History of which he’s a part now!

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Tipu Sultan, the 18th century ruler is back from the grave to haunt the land he once so ferociously ruled. In the protests against Karnataka government for deciding to celebrate the birth anniversary of the Tiger of Mysore, one person has lost his life while others continue to boil their blood amidst winter’s chill. Karnataka government on the other-hand is acting all passive as if it’s a storm in the tea-cup, terming it as another political game to communalise the society. It’s one of the sad irony of our times how one person has lost his life over a ruler who lost his life more than 200 years back in a war fighting against the British!
Tipu was a patriot or ‘bigot’ is debatable. Those who are protesting claim he was a tyrant, an intolerant ruler while the other fraction claims he promoted communal harmony. Whose point are we supposed to buy? This is where history comes to our rescue. The then king of Mysore introduced number of innovations during his rule, including lunisolar calenda…

Why we expect Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of the Union of India, for god’s sake, not the daroga of Dadri, to speak on every issue??

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All you need to know about new Snapchat update: Rainbow tongues, paid replays and more!

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The teen-senasation app Snapchat is changing and how!
In a first, it has got in-app purchases, rainbow tongue selfies, ghost faces, science fiction lenses etc..
Power of Snapchat or its popularity lay in the fact how you were able to see your friends’ posts for just once. But that was an old story; company had begun to chip away its hallmark disappearing act years away, first with Snapchat Stories which stayed for unlimited viewing for a period of 24 hours and then with a slightly different but similar, Replay feature which allowed one-on-one messages to be replayed although one replay per day!
That One Replay Per Day is all set to change now with newly introduced paid feature. With Tuesday’s update, you can pay $0.99 for 3 additional replays, though each individual Snap can only be replayed only once. That means you have to choose 3 different snaps to replay! “We’ve provided one Replay per Snapchatter per day, sometimes frustrating the millions of Snapchatters who receive many daily Sna…

Why do you lose your ability to think rationally when you are horny and get it back upon ejaculation?

Ever wondered why all of a sudden after sex or ejaculation you gain your Sherlock instinct back? Or why you lose your instincts or power to think rationally while you are horny or busy thinking about the person of your dreams or anticipating a good drive of lovemaking with that dream person? Don’t worry. You are not alone who loses his instincts at that high time. Most of us do it too. Like any other stuff, there is a whole lot of science behind this losing of Sherlock instincts. Here what it is...

First things first. The way you feel when you are anticipating the intimacy or the way you feel when you are horny is controlled by your limbic system. It orders the body to redirect as much blood as it safely can do to the genitals. People who were attentive during 8th grade science lessons will remember how genitals don’t have bones like most of the other parts of the body has. So it is this blood which is pumped at this moment that helps it harden. In the meantime, the higher thoug…

Syrian Refugees and Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims: Two tales of Human Apathy

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You have to understand, no one puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than land - Warsan Shire.
An image of Aylan Kurdi, 3 year old whose lifeless body in a red shirt and dark shorts face down on a Turkish beach which washed off to shore like debris has galvanized the public attention to a crisis that has been building for years. His round cheek pressed to sand as if he is sleeping is nothing short of apathy the humanity has turned into. The boy along with family like million others were on their unsuccessful journey to safe shores but no one except father survived.
What brought Syria a treasure house of archaeological marvels which sadly are looted and bulldozed now only to be sold in black markets to such a stage where people are risking their blood to flee their homeland? It is not simple to sum it all in definite terms but here is a short summary of what happened. It all appears to have begun after the Arab Spring of 2011 where young Muslims across the Middle East looke…