Culture 

What is beautiful? Really?

Scrolling through my Instagram stories I stumbled upon this one story that got my attention. First, it got me confused, thinking how is this even possible. Trying to learn more about the image, I cross-checked every word of what I read. Though the meme was based on twisted facts, it lead me to know something really important about history and changed my perspective. Imagine a protagonist, a serene face, thick curly hair reaching her shoulders, black unibrow, and a subtle mustache is approached by thirteen young handsome boys to ask…

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Culture 

Missing Children of India

A total of 1,11,569 children went missing as of 2016, according to National Crime Record Bureau. I learnt more about the issue when I met with the secretary of SATHI. A NGO that works to rescue and rehabilitate missing children found on railway platforms all over India. Being working in this field for the past 25 years, their opinion matters. With the headlines of some of the major media houses claiming that” one child goes missing every 10 minutes”. In reality, this number is high. Very high, with only 30%…

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Culture 

Why is the Economic survey book, Pink in color?

The Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry of India presents the Economic Survey in the parliament every year, just before the Union Budget.It is prepared under the guidance of the Chief Economic Adviser, Finance Ministry. It is the ministry’s view on the annual economic development of the country. A flagship annual document of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Economic Survey reviews the developments in the Indian economy over the previous 12 months, summarizes the performance on major development programs, and highlights the policy initiatives of the government and the prospects of the economy in the short to medium term. This…

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Technology 

How I committed a crime in 3 minutes and no one knew.

The phone rang, “Where are you?”, were his first words to me. Once I told him my location. He then went on to ask,”accommodation is where?”. “Home”, I replied and that’s it. I was verified. He didn’t bother to know whether I was a minor or a 70-year-old man, whether I had HIV or not. After all, he was not the one to be traded here. So why’d he bother? I am talking about Mr Kishan, who successfully runs an e-commerce website online. In the age of Flipkart and Amazon…

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Culture 

I bought a girl online.

How strange it may sound to you, is the reality of prostitution in India. The advances in technology are free to be used by everyone and exploited, like in this particular case. Prostitution not always means filthy balconies and stingy room and minor girls trafficked into the brothels without their consent and with false dreams. As truthful as these circumstances are, this is a totally different area. Here prostitution means girls who are good looking and want to lead a lavish lifestyle and have no problem in selling their body…

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That smile, can it last long? (Source: apneaap) Culture 

Choice: To let her die.

Everything in life boils down to the choices one makes. In fact, everything started because of the choice Eve made in the garden of Eden. Yes, Adam too made a choice. But, it was first made by Eve. Look what I just did there? It is easy to make a choice and then later blame the other to have forced it on us like we never had a choice to make a choice. The fact that you are able to make the simple decision of using the internet and order…

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Culture 

On the streets of MG Road, Bangalore.

Bangalore, as a city, does not have a particular red light area. But, it does have “areas”, where sex is sold. Starting today this blog will have an account of such areas in and around Bangalore. While coming back from work on Saturday, I decided to visit MG Road to buy some second-hand books. It was late and then, there I saw the nightlife of Bangalore for the very first time. From past research regarding the documentary, I knew, things were going on in MG Road. So I decided to…

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Billy Our Story 

Do more with less. (Walter Murch’s Book review)

If you are into filmmaking and haven’t read Walter Murch’s “In the Blink of an eye”, you are already missing a lot. It’s one thing to make mistakes yourselves and another to learn from others. Discreation of experienced people has always motivated me to learn from them. They have so much to give and I am a taker. This book is as old as me, published first in 1994 and the second edition came out in 2001 which also includes his thoughts on digital filmmaking. I started reading this book…

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Technology 

another september, another iPhone.

Recently, Apple released their new iPhones. In fact, this time they released 3 new iPhones. 8, 8s and the very new iPhone X (ten, not ‘X’). At the newly built Steve Jobs theater. Where 8 and 8s were just a spec bump to the old iPhone 7 and 7s. The hype was all about the new iPhone X, with the bezel-less display and what Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook introduced, as the major leap forward after the release of the very first iPhone. The one more thing, thing. Though the all…

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International 

“Rocket man on a suicide mission” – POTUS

President Trump has a way of things, one of his very evident personality traits to speak his mind whether you like it or not, was very prevalent in his UN speech today at the UN headquarters, New York, USA. Mainly focusing on international terrorism. President Trump was straightforward in his speech with no bullshit. “The USA is capable of totally destroying North Korea”- President Trump. Addressing the recent nuclear tests by the North Korea and their open agenda against the United States of America. Trump said that “The USA can totally…

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