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I know you care, dear Daddy!

There were tears rolling down my cheeks. Mom was anxious & my brother suddenly got ready to give me all his toys. To me it was the end of the world. My best friend was shifting to another city..

Father was sitting quietly in his cushioned chair listening to good ol’ Bollywood music. When everybody gave up, he got up from his chair & cracked a joke on my teary eyes! Then blew another. It continued till I burst into laughter.

Further came the great lesson of life. He said,

“Life keeps on flowing. Change is its another name. You have to be prepared to pass these changes with excellence. Otherwise there’s stagnation. Means no life at all!”

I was just 8 then!

This is my father. He extracts life’s deep lessons from insignificant events.

“Caring without my knowing. Showering love without any expectations. Sharing jokes and bursting into laughter. Playing petty games with me & telling stories. Extracting great lessons from routine life events. This is father for me!”

I know daddy is by my side everytime I need him. I know he’s the best person I can take advice from. His objective in life is to shape lives of his children beautifully.

Thanks “Goodyear” for giving me the opportunity to refresh my memories down the lane.
Goodyear Fathers Day Contest link

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Why Udta Punjab is not another Tanmay Bhat!

 Tanmay Bhat & Udta Punjab both created ripples. Freedom of speech is what they are exploiting to make their voices reach masses. At this juncture the question arises as to what extent a person may go to benefit from freedom of speech!

Is it fair when “Freedom of speech” of one person becomes an insult to another.  Are we fine when “abusing” is portrayed as a form of freedom of speech! People feel proud to abuse others in public and say it’s their freedom of speech! How ridiculous!

The issue is that we don’t really know the meaning of freedom. The “Freedom” itself comes with limitations. Can we judge when Freedom of one person hinders freedom of another. 

Tanmay Bhat misused the term freedom by degrading idols like Sachin Tendulkar and Lata Mangeshkar. With a pinch of salt he took entertainment to objectionable level. 

“Udta Punjab”,on the other hand, speaks of alarming situation Punjab is facing right now. A step towards much needed reforms in the society. 

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CENSOR CUTS WINGS OF “UDTA PUNJAB”

  Abhishek Chaubey’s Udta Punjab lands in a pool of trouble after being pushed into political controversy. As the film deals with drug threat in Punjab, ruling party  Shrimoni Akali Dal feared an issue in coming assembly elections. 

The Central Board of Film Certification, CBFC, has demanded 89 cuts in the film & asked to replace the word “Punjab” in the title. 

  

CBFC also directed makers of the film to remove any reference to the state of Punjab. Another blow on the freedom of speech.

Inspite of being compared to the Tanmay Bhat case, I strongly reject any similarity between the two. Where Tanmay’s snapchat blunder was his “successful” attempt to grab the attention; Udta Punjab highlights the drug threat Punjab is facing right now.   

Udta Punjab is the crisis Govt must urgently deal with. An alarming situation which is spoiling youth of our country, inhibiting productivity. 

Karan Johar reacts to #UdtaPunjab restrictions by Censor Board
  

Producers of the film moved Bombay High Court seeking a copy of the order passed by Censor Board’s Review Committee suggesting removal of reference to Punjab in the film. 

Top members of  Film fraternity opposed the censor board order. Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt & Karan Johar have been quite vocal while reacting to the censor cuts. 

Mahesh Bhatt on censorship!

Bollywood is an art platform that has its own version of analysing and criticising issues. Curbing artistic views is not beneficial for a developing society like ours. 

  

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Bhat gained all the attention he needed.

Bhat gained all the attention he needed,

For the reason good or bad, that’s secondary.

Poked fun at celebrities, Indians pray as they grow 

Abuse he used to raise the brows!  

That was not intended he says

To whatever extent a comedian can convey

Little does a comedian relate to respect

It’s Tanmay the Bhat wants to portray.   

He takes the shelter under “Freedom of speech”

Even freedom shies while watching  the clip

Speech is free to one and all

Who uses how much makes the amusement or the troll. 

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Journey of a social media influencer(II)

Do you really want to be a social media influencer? 

I never asked this question from myself. Media influencing has an invisible charm  associated with it. Arousing curiosity in people to associating with brands, everything had lasting impact on me. 

  
More than handsome money I earned by tweeting for brands; somewhere deep in my heart, it was the sense of satisfaction that I’m being recognised at a bigger platform. I started enjoying being a mini celebrity:)

  

From no one to someone known is a big achievement. Influencing slowly became an addiction. 

  

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BECKONING

As I pass through

The narrow bylanes of the old city,

Strange yet familiar faces

Beckon my soul.

As I explore

The layers of confined interiors,

Gutsy shadows

Mark their uninhibited presence.

As I try to escape the realm,

My enchanted being

Surrenders to the worthy medium….

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Social Media Influencer!!

I came across the world of social media influencing about two years back & to my interest it was the best opportunity I could grab at that time!

Since childhood days, the most attractive things I found in newspapers and television  were the vibrant advertisements. Spending hours copying those ads & analysing them became my hobby.

Studies swallow most of our interests and mine suffered too.

Slowly life became busy & I almost forgot my hobbies & interests.

Social networking  was what I joined out of curiosity. Connecting to people instantly revolutionised my thinking process. Making friends & gathering followers became my passion.

I started Spending hours on social networking sites.  At that time the newly sprouted social media marketing teams tried to engage people like me. We could convey brand’s ideas to common people. We were given the name –Social Media Influencers!  


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What should I write?

What should I write?

A sermon or a pride,
A review or a guide,
Exposing my inner self,
Or just be a tribe!

Is “What commands my inner self,
Not what I want to share”!
Or I can’t find words to
Express my chronicles!

A query or a chat,
A Fashion or a Brat?
Crazy love or sober frat,
The only thing I can’t decide
Is “What should I write?”

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For Once

For Once

My Love

Let me

Fly

With You 

To

The distant Portlands 

Of

My Dreams!

For Once

Allow

The

Blushing Me

To

Sway

In the

Melodious moods

Of

The Moment!

For Once

When

Everything else

Lays

Silent

Let me

Hear

The sound

Of

Togetherness!

And…..

Once Again

Witness

The magic

Of

The

Eternal Love

Blessed

By

Divinity………