IPL Season: A Season To Remember?
What are you missing this season?
Who is the team you are cheering to win?
Is this season going to be remembered for generations to come?
Will IPL be the same again in the future?
The 13th edition of IPL this year has been a tough one to digest for all the cricket fans across India.
The craze, the celebration, the excitement while spending time with your friends and family has been much awaited every year with every IPL season. It is a silent season as the cricket fans are forced to sit at home and watch their favourite cricketers play the field to win.
There have been major changes and adjustments in the IPL season this year, however, not everything has changed in the world of Indian Cricket.
The entire season of IPl will be played across three stadiums in the United Arab Emirates since the COVID-19 pandemic has taken over the situation in India. There was no opening ceremony for the IPL season this year, an event which witnesses thousands of cricket fans cheering for their team every year.
The cricketers will be missing the participation and the energy from the crowd during intense matches cheering them to win, as Indians have always participated for our teams and generated a wave of enthusiasm in every match of IPL.
Does IPL feel the same anymore? No, it doesn’t. The plans after office, skipping evening tuitions, lying to family members and sneaking out, going to clubs for a better view with friends, nothing is the same anymore and the worst part is, maybe it never will.
The adjustments have had a strong effect on the cricketers too, since there is very little motivation without anyone to witness the match from India.
The pandemic has stirred a wave of silence, distancing, negativity, and fear amongst everyone and hence online streaming partners are the only save amongst all of this where the Indians can still get a live glimpse of the match and the performance of their favourite players.
Everyone is adjusting to the new normal but some moments are always going to remain golden. The national sport of India is Hockey but Cricket will always have a special place in the hearts of Indians because the love for cricket connects communities, families and friends.
Hathras case : It is a subject of discussion?
This has been a long lost debate about safety of women across generations in India.
It has been a male chauvinistic society where the greater power lies with the men of this world. We sit back on our screens and objectify women and a few do it on the streets of India.
We talk about morals, values, ethics and what is right or wrong in every corner of the country and elders lecturing us on how we should follow the norms and guidelines that have been going on for generations, but did it actually help during these incidents?
There have been protests pertaining to everything except justice! Dalits, Modi government’s inefficiency and so on, the contradiction is where people are sharing opinions on how women should be more self taught and that the mentality cannot be changed, but we ask you? Does this really make sense??
Everyone is making statements of how easily this can be avoided with defense training for women, but practically can a single woman fight 5 people who are pinning her down? No, they can’t. No matter how strong she is, she cannot fight multiple men pouncing on her like animals, alone!
Women of India are helpless because they are beneath layers of society, morals, family’s reputation, fight for equality and now comes another layer ‘SECURITY’ which sits at the top because it is a threat to your life. We cannot understand or explain how the mind functions to take such drastic measures of ruining someone’s life and going a step further and enjoying slowly killing someone?
It just doesn’t end here, the mindset of women is moulded in a way where they are made to feel that it is their fault, their way of dressing or their need to step out in the night brings this on them. How wrong can we be? We train women and then teach them to live in fear because we are so called protecting them from all harms.
Our mothers are our first teachers and if they start teaching us to be quiet whenever boys talk and to stay away whenever they try to harm, then how are we making this world an equal and safe place?
Men need to be taught to live in fear of what is wrong and not to teach women about how to live in fear even if they are right.
The judicial system, the police are our helpers and support in every wrong doing in this country but holding them accountable is also true because if they don’t help us in making the right decisions and developing the fear in men whenever they are wrong, then how will anything change?
Drugs: A distraction from Sushant Singh Rajput’s death or not?
There is a lot happening in Bollywood right now, from one of the leading actor’s suicide to reveal of the all time drug mafia in Bollywood and a lot more.
We lost one of the most beloved down to earth actor in bollywood to suicide in June, it has been 108 days and counting and we still haven’t got any justice for Sushant Singh Rajput.
With Rhea Chakraborty’s arrest we have a new issue in front of us, DRUG ABUSE! There have been multiple powerful names like Deepika Padukone, RakulPreet Singh, Sara Ali Khan and many more in the puddle of drug abuse.
But was this the motive? Are we heading anywhere with Sushant Singh Rajput’s mystery of sudden suicide? Apparently not. The country is battling a pandemic with rising cases everyday where the government is engrossed in various political agendas.
We are numb with everything around us, it is difficult to process so much information right now specially when we are trying to segregate the fake news with the actual news. A pandemic, India-China issues, Bollywood drug mafia, Hathras rape case and so on.
The recent reports reveal that the leading actresses are being dragged into it because they want to distract the audience from the fight for justice for SSR. Is it actually working? We think so because every leading news channel in the country wants to be exclusive with live updates about every step taken by these actresses and not highlight how the nation has lost interest in justice for SSR.
Is drug abuse a very uncommon thing in India? According to a 2019 report, drug usage has increased by 30% in India in the last decade with Heroin being the most commonly demanded drug.
So we are blaming the actresses for setting a bad example when there is a huge black hole in our country in which everyday people die due to drug overdose along with families who have lost their loved ones to substance abuse. We don’t wish to see that part right? Because sitting behind a screen and passing an opinion is so much easier than standing up to it.
We are not siding anybody with this article, we just want to highlight the lost cause for our reason to fight. Drug abuse is not right and should be condemned at all levels, whether a common man on the street or a powerful influencer in India.
Wake up! Make a difference! Think and tell us if we are right or not? Is digging in Bollywood really going to help us win justice for SSR?
Is the cleanup in Bollywood actually lead us to the mystery of SSR’s suicide? Will it surface more faces in the coming days? Who else do you think is going to be looped in the case?
An Inspiration For Indians
How will Vacuum be filled ?
Will there be anyone like him ever again in the future of India?
Pranab Mukherjee served as the 13th president of India from 2012 – 2017. Mukherjee was a senior leader in the Indian National Congress and occupied several ministerial portfolios in the Government of India. Prior to his election as President, Mukherjee was Union Finance Minister from 2009 to 2012. He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Born into a Bengali family at Mirati, his father, Kamada Kinkar Mukherjee was active in the Indian independence movement and was a member of West Bengal Legislative Council between 1952 and 1964 as a representative of the Indian National Congress
Mukherjee was “very well respected within the party social circles.” Media accounts describe him as having “a reputation as a number-crunching politician with a phenomenal memory and an unerring survival instinct.”
Pranab Mukherjee achieved extraordinary milestones in his political career:
Mukherjee maintained that Russia will remain India’s ‘topmost’ defence partner while inaugurating the 5th session of the Indo-Russian Intergovernmental Commission on Military-Technical Cooperation (IRIGC-MTC) in Moscow in 2005
His stint as a minister of commerce and industry that led him to contribute significantly to the negotiations which led to the establishment of the World Trade Organization
He was awarded India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna in 2019 by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind.
Pranab Mukherjee was a man for social and economic wellbeing of the nation and he surpassed all seasons bearing fruits in every industry and as the president of India. He did everything in his power to bring wise and strong changes in the economical and social issues of India
He shall be remembered for generations to come as a MAN WHO BUILD INDIA TOWARDS PROSPERITY and everyone should follow his footsteps to a brighter India in the coming years
If anything happens to the students then who will be responsible for it?, asks Digvijaya Singh
Is it not Justified to hear the Students ? Or is it Justified to Impose exam on them ?
Let’s keep politics away from education, says Education Minister
Amidst the mid the chorus growing against the conduct of the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main, National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET 2020)
We are fighting a pandemic and at the start of the pandemic there was so much chaos and struggle to adjust to the new normal.So many families suffered the wrath of unemployment and the heat of an economic crunch and yet are not able live a normal life because so much has changed for them.
The government is ready to bear the cost of a safe examination procedure through masks, sanitisers and disinfectant liquids worth 13 Crore but is it really worth it?
Over 19 lakh admit cards have already been downloaded so far for both examinations by the students across India.
“You are our future. We depend on you to build a better India. I hope the government listens to you, listens to your voices and acts upon your wishes. This is my advice to the government,” Sonia Gandhi said in a message.
Everyone is scared of the current scenario but is it right to conduct exams? Students are vulnerable to the situation because they are scared of the future, but dont they deserve a say?
Every underprivileged child is still taking time in fighting the scenario however even they deserve time to prepare as a right given to them by the Constitution of India
We feel there should be more time given to the lower class to prepare because a major part of the population is below the poverty line
There are some guidelines:
Step 1: Candidates report in batches from 11:00 A.M onwards
Step 2: At the entry of the registration room their body temperature is recorded through a thermal gun.
Step 3: If the temperature (< 37.4°C/99.4°F) , they move to frisking personnel for frisking
Step 4: If the temperature is (> 37.4°C/99.4°F), they will be taken to the Isolation Room. All processes of frisking and document verification will be done after a period of 15-20 minutes. In this time their temperature may become even normal, if not they will be allowed to take the examination alone in a separate room
Step 5: Candidates display Admit card, Valid Govt ID proof, PwD certificate(if PwD candidate), Scribe undertaking (if applicable in proforma given in Information Bulletin) to Invigilator on duty across the table.
Step 6: After due verification, invigilator checks seat allocation chart & direct them to their examination room as per roll number
Step 7: Invigilator on duty outside the registration room ensures that students enter the registration room in batches of 10 (first) and then 5, when first 5 leave . After leaving he/she directs Candidates to their examination room.
What is the current scenario with Production companies right now?
Is the industry facing a crisis or is it adjusting to the new normal?
High Investment on Stake?
Production companies usually take in a lot of investment and manpower to make good movies happen with the most suitable cast, a good storyline, an intriguing concept and so on.The lockdown has brought a long list of troubles for the production sector where they are on a stand still as even with every kind of precaution, it will be difficult to manage and keep everyone secure.
The A-List of actors are keeping up with the pace as they can easily afford the manpower and maintain high hygiene levels but with small production houses there is a budget constraint always and it is difficult to maintain high levels of sanitation as the budgets are barely making ends meet.
We know it is unfair for good scripts to lose out on funding and scripts with leading actors/actresses to get funding easily, this is just how it works!.
Do you think there is any way out for the remote production houses? No right! They just have to wait and weather out the storm of Covid-19 because they don’t have the budget to start shooting just as yet!
Job Losses in the Film Industry
Imagine the amount of job losses in the entertainment sector with the increasing cases of Covid-19 everyday, we feel sad for the people who used to once live for entertainment and manage with making sure the audience is entertained enough to remember their art.
Good Risks and Content at Stake?
What happened to the line of people for tickets outside a cinema theatre during a movie launch? What happened to the remote rural areas doing street theatre and making a livelihood out of it?
It is a lost debate that we miss those times but we don’t know how to bring that era of entertainment back even in the post-Covid world!
Do you feel if we got that back we would value talented actors and meaningful scripts? Do you think we would have stood outside the theatre in line for creativity and not for who is being starred in it?
We feel we would, because it is high time we value real cinema and support production houses who treat entertainment as an art still in these times when others just want to cash out with their investments!
Multiplexes at the verge of a Shutdown?
Due to production houses releasing their films on OTT platforms which might be the new normal, the future of multiplexes is in huge jeopardy! Do you think it will survive the Covid-19 wave or there is still a lot more in store for them?.
Upcoming Bollywood Movies and How the Current Scenario has influenced the box office earning for these movies
Which Movie are you waiting for?
Any thoughts on the Over Hyped or Under Hyped Movies of this year?
Sadak 2 is an upcoming Hindi movie scheduled to be released on 28 Aug, 2020. The movie is directed by Mahesh Bhatt and will feature Sanjay Dutt, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur and Pooja Bhatt as lead characters.
Sadak 2 has been under fire with negative support and boycott claims as Mahesh Bhatt who has directed the film is linked as an integral part of Sushant Singh Rajuput’s case. We can’t wait to see how this movie banks on box office earnings!
Raksha Bandhan is an upcoming Hindi movie scheduled to be released on 5 Nov, 2020. The movie is directed by Aanand L Rai and will feature Akshay Kumar as lead character. Akshay Kumar has built his existence with great credible movies entering the A list category of Bollywood. He is all set to depict the sacred bond of a brother and a sister and we already think it is going to be a hit given the concept and the audience but we have to wait and find out!
Satyameva Jayate 2 is an upcoming 2020 Indian Hindi-language vigilante action film directed by Milap Zaveri and produced by Bhushan Kumar and Nikkhil Advani. A sequel of the 2018 film Satyameva Jayate, the film stars John Abraham and Divya Khosla Kumar. John Abraham has made a comeback with back to back action films which has panned out for him pretty well however this unique combination will surely have a lot to offer on the table and we are skeptical of the response from the audience on the box office, are you too?
2020 has been a rollercoaster ride with too many controversies, unforgettable events, loss of known and loved bollywood celebrities
A new industry is emerging in these times where content matters more than the cast of the movie and up until now the movies released ensured there is sanity and logic with the right balance of emotions
The biggest hit of this year is yet to come or is it already out?? We know you are in trouble deciding too! We feel the last quarter will clear all our doubts with these questions right?
1) Are we as Audience Responsible For promoting Star Kids ?
2) Is It only In Bollywood ? Not Around Us ?
3) From Where Did Word Nepotism entered in Our life ?
Indian Cinema’s or Bollywood’s Idea?
This is one debate which has been going on since we can remember and the industry is now divided because of a huge wall of NEPOTISM
It is just like our society which is divided with economical differences, where the more privileged has access to any handsome opportunities first than anybody else
We have blamed, fought and risen against anyone who has been shielded with nepotism paving way for the less privileged and more talented actors and actresses in the country
Did we really do that? We talk about Nepotism and how it has been wrong always yet we manage to admit the very same movies in the 100 CR club!
We follow Kareena Kapoor more than Vidyut Jamwal, We sell every show of Salman Khan movies and yet Ayushmann Khuranna movies have never made an immense profit in any film!!
We set examples for our children of how they can be the second Shahrukh Khan or the Junior Tiger Shroff, yet we never tell them they can be the first Nihal Singh or the first Priya Parida
We set standards of bollywood giving opportunity in their family circles yet when we have to save money we give the job to someone in our family
Millennials are fighting today for every wrong doing set by our elders years ago yet they can be so easily influenced by a mere social media post
We need to wake up and fight for the real reasons, we need to make a difference for the real people and that is when we know we have won the battle!
Do you support nepotism or do you just like the idea of being a part of the crowd against nepotism?
Ask yourself and then figure out how to act on it!
Will CBI continue to be termed as Caged Parrot or will be able to conduct an Un biased investigation ?
Do we really want justice For sushant or we are only running behind TRPs till the time case is in Limelight ?
Is it good on the part of National News Channels to initiate Media Trials on Accused ?
A lot of trending hashtags are picking up pace in the world where people are looking for justice to the criminal offenders who they feel are losing nothing in compared to the hideous and cold blooded crimes committed by them
We all live in a powerful world where whoever raises the highest stack of money wins it! We are scared of standing up against the honest truth because lying and living a life in denial is so much better than facing the consequences of a naked truth
We started out asking for justice for Sushant’s death who left this world at a mere age of 34, just when people start living the time of their lives
So many facts manipulated, so many people turned their backs to the case, so many friendships destroyed, so many influential people looped in for knowing the truth behind the case
Mumbai Police has been under the radar for declaring it a fake suicide, tampering the evidence, illegally putting Bihar Police under quarantine, investigating with everyone involved in the case and incompetent in handling the entire case
We are dealing with a crashed economy, a worldwide pandemic, a series of natural disasters, and the one thing that will bring us peace in these horrific incidents is the belief that justice will be served but even that is being snatched away from us
Did we notice the Bollywood Mafia ever before this? Did we believe they existed? Did we know they are capable of taking lives?
No we did not.
We as an entertainment audience were aware of the atrocities of Nepotism but we certainly did not know that it could bring us down and make us look so helpless during such incidents
Alia Bhatt, Sonakshi Sinha, Karan Johar and so many others have beared the brunt of the doing of someone else because they had the courage to stand up and accept the truth of nepotism
We demand for Justice yet we punish the people who we know have no involvement in Sushant’s Death! We did not know the fight to Justice will turn us into such Hypocrites, we did not know we would be so blinded with the fact that we are demanding justice by committing hate crimes ourselves!
Look around and ask yourself? What is that you really want?
Justice for Sushant or another trendy subject where you can speak about in 10 years and boast on how you harassed the leading director of India or the top actress of their times to beg for peace?
FROM KYUNKI SAAS BHI KABHI BAHU THI TO XXX:UNCESORED
WHY EKTA KAPOOR DROPPED HER LUCKY ALPHABET “K” FOR NUDITY LIKE IN HER WEB SERIES?
CAN EKTA KAPOOR GET ANY A LIST ACTOR OR ACTRESS TO SIGN ‘NUDITY CLAUSE’ OR IS IT SHE JUST TAKING ADVANTAGE OF STRUGGLERS ?
These questions must be raised and discussed to bring out the apathy of Film industry.
Since we are on the topics, let’s analyse why Ekta Kapoor has made it big and would it matter if she wasn’t there?
It all started with the ‘Nudity Clause’ compulsory for actors which never scared her of the cuts from the censor board during the release of her projects.
The serials which at some time brought families close because of the stories depicted in the serials came straight from the lives of every household has now started fading away. With the recent release of XXX, an erotica disgracing the Indian Army and its stature, she is under fire!
Is serving sex in the name of web series over 3rd screen is demanded by public or is this demand is created by Ekta Kapoor productions?
It doesn’t stop here, there are facts surfacing how Ekta Kapoor was utterly disappointed with Late Sushant Singh Rajput on leaving Indian television and trying for Bollywood.
Does any actor or actress in her erotic web series have any choice of being not performing sexual acts in front of camera?
Many past actors who have bagged major roles in a few hit series like Rajeev Khandelwal, Smriti Irani have spoken loud about her tactics and her zeal as a Director and Producer. But does strugglers and newcomers in her erotic series think in the same way the above mentioned do about Ekta?
No, rather then they have to bear this brunt of big productions houses and have to perform such acts in web series to fulfil the nudity hunger.
Would it matter if she never entered the Indian TV space?
Maybe Yes, because over the years we have always considered Women to be less empowered than the opposite sex. We had built a psyche of women are restricted to the household work and that they should never be given a voice.
Ekta Kapoor had her share of rises and falls but had made sure she brings out the whitewashed slate of Indian Women to paint it with all the coloUrs possible empowering women to stand on their feet and be successful
The mentality of the Indian audience had changed over the years where no women was allowed to step out but she made a difference by portraying otherwise.
Did she cause a revolution?
No we don’t say that she caused a revolution but she put it all she had to make a difference.
She has lost her way today but we shouldn’t forget the way she influenced Indian society to look beyond appearances and cultures and consider everyone equal.