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Social Media or Social Killer?

We all live in the growing Digital media age. What is the last thing that we do at night before Sleeping? And also the first thing in the morning after getting up? The answer is common and simple, We check our mobile phones. At night to check the pending notifications and then the morning starts with a horde of Good morning messages. Yes, we do check the important and urgent mails. But along with it there is a long list of Social Accounts that we check. And is Mobile phone the only device on which we access Social Media? The point is, we are addicted to Social media. Social Media is growing because we are addicted to it.

Does Social media actually provide a social life ? Chatting, Check-ins, Story updates etc. is that what you call a social life ? or are you busy in improving your over precedent  profile ? the fact of the matter is, social media has taught us to value ourselves more than anyone else. It has killed the joy of meeting people and talking with them. For Instance, we all must be sitting together somewhere and all must be busy in their mobile phones. I’m sure we all must have experienced this situation. The research says that out of 6.8 billion people on earth, 4 billion use their mobile phones. So, the phase has arrived where we talk a lot with our thumb rather than tongue. Ancient poets who have expressed the nature’s beauty as the place of serenity, if we visit such places today, the competition starts that who takes a better picture to upload it on Social Media. Stop bothering for likes, comments and those fake appreciation. Start bothering for your Surroundings, your people and most importantly You. Its we the humans, who have created this new world. So let humans have a control over it and not the other way round. Imagine if someone is meeting you daily and taking away our people and money in instalments. Would you like it? Ofcourse not, then why do we bother to pay a penny to Mark Zuckerberg or Kevin Systrom everyday. I’m not getting into the argument of not using Social Media, but we definitely have a control over it. After all we all are humans, and are desired to deal humanly.

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Lights, Camera and Auction!!!

IPL 10 Auction was scheduled yesterday, it was a history of Legacy. As expected the foreign players made hay when the Auction Shined on them. Looking at the teams with their Retained Players, it was a clear message that big hitting fast bowlers and All-Rounders are going to be best bided. England players were never given much preference in IPL Auction, but after being the runners-ups last year in World T20 and looking at the form of England Players, there was a definite Big  buy among them. Ben Stokes was the Highest buy in the Auction, Certainly Breaking the Shackles for IPL at 14.50 Cr for Rising Pune Super Giants. He is the Highest Payed foreign player so far. After Sacking Dhoni as Captain, and buying Stokes for 14.50 Cr with the presence of Mitchell Marsh & Rajat Bhatia as Allrounders, Pune definitely have  something else on mind. Along with Stokes, the Speedster Tymal Mills have also entered IPL for a Whopping 12 Cr. A Smart buy by RCB as Mitchell Starc is unavailable for them.

Not just talking about the Biggies, there was also other small but eye catching bids, like T Nataranjan, who with a base price of 10L was bought for 3 Cr. By Kings XI Punjab. T Nataranjan is a Left arm fast bowler, who has already earned praises during Karnataka Premier League. He comes from a very poor family background.

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On the other hand, Kagigo Rabada and Trent Boult also went for 5 Cr. Each for their respective Franchises. The heavy buying of Fast Bowlers was somewhat expected to happen as most of the sides were in Demand for it. Parallel to this, Mohammed Nabi and Rashid Khan of Afghanistan were also bought in Auction, creating history among themselves. Whereas there was also a surprise of shock for all the fans as Ishant Sharma, Irfan Pathan and Cheteshwar Pujara were unsold in Auction. With the amount of Experience they have, still no franchise was seen interested in buying them.

So, all in all IPL 10 Auction was a hay for Foreign Players. Fast Bowlers being paid whooping amounts and some smart picks as well as some surprises. A Complete Package of Bidding. We can definitely say that franchises know how the games works now, Indian Players were not in much demand from the start, as most of the teams have plenty of them and they know who does exactly what. But, yes this auction can be taken up as a change in Indian Cricket, as Bowlers were encouraged, Performance was given a Front site over the Experience of Senior players. So, it’s all on how well you perform and how consistent you are, doesn’t matter if you have Experience. Hence, Franchises through their buying Indicate, either perform or Perish approach. So, IPL 10 was a Foreign player Bidding affair.

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A Known Devil is better than the Unknown.

Not to be satisfied with whatever we have seems to be a part of human nature. We rarely like our present set of circumstances but appreciate those of others. We also tend to see our difficulties and miseries in magnified proportions while those of others in reverse.

Once a man had a strange dream in which Vidhata, the goddess of Fortune, declared to all persons to dump their bundle of difficulties and miseries to a particular place. Everybody did it very Enthusiastically. Thereafter, the goddess ordered them to exchange their miseries with those of the others, with an option to take back their own. Everybody opted for a Exchange. When it was done they found themselves in a critical position, an old man who hankered after a son, got one; but was immediately turned out of the house by the young man. The poor in exchange of wealth recieved a host of dieases- Indigestion, ulcer, blood pressure and what not! A Foolish man exchange intelligence and his mental agony knew no bounds..a bachelor got a wife and a spinster a husband- their unhappiness was a hundred-fold more!

Slowly but surely it dawned upon them that old miseries like the known devil, are better than the unknown! 

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Mumbai! Meri Jaan…

Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jaha 2 Crore log Rehte hai,

Aur raatko Police ki wajah se Chain se Sote hai. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jaha Daar k aage Jeet hai,

Aur Dadar k aage Seat hai.


Agar Kismat achi Nikli toh “Ek No”, 

Warna phutega gaadi ka Bumper. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai,

Jaha aap pura din kaam Karo,

Aur shamko Virar Local mein bolo,” Bhai thoda Andar Chalo.” 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jaha par Gareeb Ki Ameero se Phatti hai. 

Lekin Samose k sath extra chutney toh Banti hai. 


Ha yeh wohi mumbai hai,

Jaha you wish your life to be Hell Free, 

But its always a good time with friends to take a Selfie. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jo Mushkil aane par bhi Chain se Soyi hai,

Lekin wohi, MS Dhoni ka World Cup Chakka Dekh k Khushi se royi hai. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jaha Haar Aurat ya Ladki ki hobby Shopping hai,

aur teenage ki health k liye sabse achi Flirting hai. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jaha Bollywood ki Film,

1st day, 1st show dekhte hai,

Lekin khud k sath dusre ko b Adjust karte  hai. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai,

Jaha acha time aaye toh 

Sab Haste Khelte hai, 

Aur bure time mein, Chal Dekhte hai. 


Ha yeh wohi Mumbai hai, 

Jaha Cricket, Bollywood aur Marine Drive humari Shaan hai. 

Kyuki Yeh Mumbai Humari Jaan hai. 


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Has Bollywood lost its Originality?

 

 

If you talk about the recent trend in Bollywood, it’s of remaking the old songs to new item numbers. It started from Force 2 in which Sonakshi Sinha dances on Kaate nahin katte, yeh din yeh raat. The remix of the original song from 1987’s Mr.India, sung in the melodious voice of Kishore Kumar and Alisha Chanai. If we compare the new song  with the old one its  just too ordinary. Then if we look  at the all next year releases, have atleast one old song performed as an item number. The Humma Song from OK Jaanu, Laila main Laila from Raees and Haseeno ka Deewana from Kaabil. If you look at all these songs, what does it have? An Actress dancing by overexposing her figure, a hero who is already in a typical Bollywood huff situation and some party and booze around the Actress.

Don’t you think this is too much repetition of what we have been watching for a while? We love Indian Cinema , but shouldn’t some things be Different? Why are Producers and Directors obsessed with making a film a big business deal called “The 100 Crore Club”. Is there no room for a Concept called Story Development? Yes, the other positive part is there has been some really good movies this year. With some of the real life incidents and situations. So there is this positive fact that the Real Life, has entered the Reel Life. But the point is, producers and directors try and make money out of it too. The real life is again made a fiction to have a good business at box office. Can’t we target the niche audience and make a good cinema? Why can’t a movie like Wazir cross 100 crores? Yes the swag and slang do work wonders for the people in India. Instead that is considered as a base of Entertainment in Movies. But, if you observe closely, then such movies are either a south remake or a sequel to the well money made movie. Or it might be a typical happy ending love story. Don’t we think we require a change over here? Change not to be competitive with Hollywood. But a change for a Pure and Classic Cinema, where Drama and Characters take a first seat and glamour and exposure then.

Why does a remake movie sholay flops?Or why can’t a remake of Prithviraj Kapoor’s Mera Naam Joker be made. There are tons of such questions which will again arrive even to your mind while reading this. Probably we all are still unanswered or may be we haven’t really found it. Its been more than 100 years for Bollywood now, but we still lure at the trust and believes of the heroic climaxes and happy endings. The need for class and dignity of a drama will continue to exist on a consistent basis.

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