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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…