Showing posts from April, 2018

Can You Solve This ?


Bye Bye Communal Hatred - IAS Topper 2015 Tina Dabi marries Rank. #2 Athar Amir-ul-Shafi.

He may have lost the first rank of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination in 2015 to her, but he clearly won her heart. Shunning the inter-faith taboos, IAS toppers Tina Dabi and Athar Aamir- ul-Shafi Khan got married on 20th March 2018.  In a country where people belong to different faiths, at times it becomes quite a challenge to live in peace and harmony without letting other people's beliefs affect you. Although education has played a major role in broadening the younger generation's mindset (I conducted a poll amongst my 17-25 year old friends and 91% of them agreed that Inter-faith marriages should not be considered a taboo in society ), India still has a long way to come in accepting inter-religion marriages without hesitating. 


Pun intended I don't know to what extent this happens in other colleges but it definitely happens in mine!  #CollegeLife

Cristiano Ronaldo's ridiculous bicycle kick vs. Juventus

Check for the kick between 00.15 - 00.24 I'm not a football fan, so I don't watch matches and I have no idea about their clubs (except for a few of them) and leagues (FIFA is the only one I know about). Players, is a different story *blush blush*. So I woke up this morning to Pg. 15 of Mumbai Mirror (dated 5th April 2018) - Ronaldo's  7ft 7in high bicycle kick. And then....I had to see the video. Why ? That man is 33 years old, running at God knows what speed, aiming a bicycle kick goal, and it actually went in the net. That last time I lifted my leg that high (as in 5ft is my record), was during a 10 day Self Defence Taekwando Training Camp. And everyone in the group got it right only on the last 2 days. That was one hell of a chance that he took; and it thankfully paid off. Ronaldo's second goal for the Spanish giants in their  3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg victory at Juventus  was one of the greatest strikes - the 33-year-old Portuguese rising

Bharat Bandh - How discussions over the violence shadowed the protests' cause

Credits to Snapchat I got to see live videos of the protests taken by people from their homes. The protests are bad (obviously, it's nationwide). The citizens who have got nothing to do with the protests are quite annoyed with the incidents since it's causing inconvenience to their daily lives. But everyone is so focused on the magnitude of the protests that they are forgetting the main reason and what caused the SC/ST to act like this in the first place. A quite community suddenly, for once decides to fight and everyone has a problem with it. The government had tried to redress the protesters’ main grievance, and sought a review of the SC order on April 2. However, the order had been passed on March 20. Why did the government wait till the protests began?  In theory, the court is not wrong. Laws assuming the guilt of the accused can be easily misused. However, “fair, just and reasonable” procedures need to factor in the reality that objectivity can sometimes hamper equa

What actually is the SC/ST Act

The  Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989   is an   Act   of the   Parliament of India   enacted to prevent atrocities against   scheduled castes and scheduled tribes .  Article 17 of Indian Constitution seeks to abolish 'untouchability' and to forbid all such practices. It is basically a "statement of principle" that needs to be made operational with the objective to remove humiliation and harassments meted to the Dalits and to ensure their fundamental and socio-economic, political, and cultural rights. USE OF FORCE AGAINST DALITS Sections 3 (1) (i) to 3 (1) (iii) specifies the offences of atrocities by use of force. If a member of upper class uses force against the member of a Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe like committing acts with intent to cause injury, insult or annoyance to any member of a SC/ST by dumping excreta, waste matter, corpse or any other offensive substance in his premises or commits similar acts which

ICICI does not say yes for independent probe

India's largest private sector bank does not agree to  an independent probe  into allegations of n epotism against its chief executive. ICICI Bank refuted allegations that a loan was given to the Videocon group due to its business dealing with chief executive Chanda Kochhar's husband. Whistleblower Arvind Gupta has demanded a forensic audit. However, the bank has ruled out hiring external agencies to conduct an independent investigation into allegations of nepotism.   The Videocon loan issue was first raised by whistleblower Gupta in 2016 when he wrote about it on a blog. Gupta claimed ICICI Bank granted a Rs 3,250 crore loan to Videocon Industries in 2012 mainly due to the business relations between Deepak Kochhar and the Videocon Group. The Videocon loan had later turned a non-performing asset. 

CA? Doctor? Engineer? NO?......Then let it be. Not interested

That's the standard reaction a lot of teenagers might be getting if they are pursuing a course other than medical or engineering. Adults just don't seem interested in talking further if they can't understand what course you're doing. It's treated as if the child is not good enough, not as if it's ignorance on the elder's part. Many a times they don't even remember your stream the next time they meet you (until and unless you're doing medical or engineering; that's a different story altogether). One practically has to move around telling people that this is the full form of my degree, it is a 3 year course, it is based on this, I am working and along side this I am also doing one million other things in college. So my life is just as busy and hectic as medical and engineering students. If at all you have to compare, don't forget to take all these things into account as well. Somehow, whatever and how much ever you do, it doesn't add

Psalm 53 Sung in Aramaic for Pope Francis by Georgians, Stunning

There is an incredible sense of inner peace and spirituality when you listen to this incredible music. You will notice that there are not using microphones or any other type of sound enhancement, just the natural acoustics of the church.