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Zoomed - 55 Fiction

He jumped from the terrace and zoomed to the sky. His soul after leaving that blood soaked body was not feeling any parent's pressure or peer pressure which was experienced by his mortal body when he was forced to pursue career in medicine. He was flying freely which he always wanted by becoming a pilot. 

Kohinoor

Kohinoor

Kohinoor is a Persian word which means mountain of light. This was the name given to a colorless diamond one of the biggest of its time by Persian ruler Nader Shah. Kohinoor since the time of its discovery near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh in the 13th century has become the matter of pride for many. Though there are no direct reference in history which makes it the reason of any battle but it remained the status symbol and a must have during wars between rulers which possessed it during the course of history. 
Currently this diamond is decorated in the royal crown of Queen Elizabeth of England and is in the possession of British monarchy. India, Pakistan,Iran and Afghanistan have all tried to claim its ownership and demanded its return to their respective country. When you read about the history of this diamond you will know why all of them are demanding it. Kohinoor is in news after government's contradicting statement in a span of two days during hearing in Supreme Court t…

Movie Review : FAN

Movie Review : FAN FAN released on 15th April 2016 is an Indian thriller movie starring Shahrukh Khan in the lead role. He is playing a double role of a superstar Aryan Khanna and his doppelganger Gaurav Chandna who was his Fan. Others staring in the film are Waluscha de Souza (Gauri Khanna-Aryan's wife), Sayani Gupta (Aryan's PA), Shriya Pilgaonkar (Neha - Gaurav's love interest), etc. The film is directed by Band Baja Baraat fame Maneesh Sharma who said that making this film was his only dream. It is produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films.


Pre-Production and Marketing : News of film's release was in public domain from more than a year. Its release was delayed several times for VFX and special effects requirements. Promotion was handled mainly by SRK as he always did for his films and was visible everywhere before and after film release. From motion poster, to title designing to Fan Anthem to movie release , SRK's fan were involved on social media platform…

Book Review : Pandora's Box

Book Review : Pandora's Box
Pandora's Box is debut novel of Tushar Sen a banker in Mumbai. The book is published by Frog Books of Leadstart Publishing Pvt. Ltd and I have received it from the author. It is a collection of 21 short stories all filled with the element of surprises to grip the readers. 

Cover: Cover is simple. It has not the attraction neither it is imaginative but it is not bad also. It shows colors coming out of a box which is probably Pandora's Box.

Plot: The book contains 21 stories which deals with different subjects. Some stories revolved around or involve some known personalities of history and explore conspiracy theories around them. It has story about Apollo 11 moon mission, Saddam Hussain's CIA connection, Moldof, secret army of Indian Prime Minister and so on. All stories are connected with the element of surprises.

Highs: The stories are strongest point of the book. The way they are narrated make them more interesting. Jaw dropping climax left yo…

Deshdrohi

Deshdrohi

Right now NIT Srinagar has more security personnel than any other educational institution in India. Some reports says that there is one army man for two students. People outside don't really know what is happening or has happened inside because media is not allowed in the campus. Bandwidth is also lowered in campus premises so students wouldn't send their videos outside through social networking sites. Nothing is actually clear but a large part of the country still knew that some Deshbhakhts/Nationalists/Patriots who were chanting Bharat Mata Ki Jay by carrying National Flag were beaten by some Deshdrohis/Anti-national/Traitors and also by J &K police. Thanks to what's app messenger service the country is divided this time into Kashmiris and Non - Kashmiris.
Since media is not allowed in NIT Campus none of us have confirmed reports about what has happened on the night India lost to West Indies and on the night when India defeated Pakistan in T20 World Cup To…

The Panama Papers - 2

The Panama Papers - 2
I am wondering from last three days why there is no uproar in India and many parts of the world over Panama Paper Leaks i.e the 11 million documents of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca which helps its clients in setting up offshore shell companies in tax heavens like Panama and British Virginia Islands so that they can escape tax authorities of their nations. It is also astonishing that a single firm is dealing with so many high level clients who rank from State heads to sportsman to corporate houses to millionaire businessman and their relatives. Seeing lethargic attitude of media, opposition and government on The Panama Leaks I was also started detaching myself to go deep into the issue until I heard about the resignation of Iceland PM. 
Have we not understood the Panama Leaks properly or we are indifferent to it because it didn't involve any big politician's name? Are businessmen's who accumulating the money through illegal means hold no concer…

The Panama Papers

The Panama Papers

The leaks of Panama Papers draw our attention to the need of free and fair journalism. How important it is to get the right news without sensationalism because governments tend to corrupt with power and money. The involvement of who's who of various fields from world over in diverting money to tax heavens of Bahamas and British Virginia Islands is a startling news. It would have never revealed if governments have the responsibility to do so since most of the government heads are involved. I am stressing on free and fair journalism because India stood 136 in 180 countries in the list prepared by Journalism Without Borders even Bangladesh is ahead of us. 
What are Panama Papers? Panama Papers are collection of around 11 million papers leaked from a Panamanian law firm and corporate service provider Mossack Fonseca which helped its clients in account management, property purchase and foreign investments.These paper revealed unlawful investments by the companies'…

Jungle Jungle Pata Chala Hai

Jungle Jungle Pata Chala Hai

No only Jungles but all villages,cities and metros knew that 'Chaddi Pehan Ke Phool Khila Hai' back in the nineties. I still remember this show used to air on Doordarshan on Sundays at 10 AM and all roads/streets wear a deserted look at that particular time. It was the time when there was no round the clock cartoon channels and we children of 90's waited for these few animated shows on Sundays. We used to sing the title song entire day, this song was even allowed in Antakshri the favorite time-pass game of that era in which you have to sing songs in chain where the last alphabet of first song became the first alphabet of the second song. This one was favorite when you were required to sing from Hindi alphabet 'Ja' (ज )'. 
We also competed in boomerang throwing competitions. You must have remember that boomerang was Mowgli's weapon but the one we used in competitions were plastic made and they were unlike his wooden boomerang wh…