Standup Comedy – Laugh, But Laugh Wisely & Heartily

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The Future Fall of Standup Comedy in India – What, When & How You Say Matters ‘Laughter is the best medicine that should be consumed by every soul from the moment it steps into this world’ Standup Comedy With great recommendations from my cousins, I recently viewed this Tamil & English mixed, musical standup comedy - ‘Alex in Wonderland’. For the first time ever in the past decade, I sincerely appreciate the artist for the work of humor. 2 hours and 16 minutes of my life was gadget-free and filled with tummy paining laughter, with real impact in my mind. Yes! It is evident that there is a rise of standup comedy in India. Yet, the future seems to be shaky of this entertainment circuit, if one of the core…
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The Great Power of Media

The Great Power of Media

Blog, Media, Politics
[caption id="attachment_932" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Great Power of Media[/caption] The Great Power of Media Our civic books have reflected Media as the fourth pillar of democracy, according to the Indian constitution, whereby thrusting a huge responsibility for the Great Power of Media. Hailing from Pre-Independent era till date, the media has undergone an evolution. The form, the style, the technology, etc., all have witnessed, leaps and bounds of transformation. Gone are the days, when people have to wait for almost 24 hours to have their newspaper in hand to get insight into the major bulletins. Today, the magic of technology has pervaded. The Great Power of Media can be relished with a few clicks. In this comprehensive journey of media fruition and advancement, undoubtedly the number of media houses and…
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Crossing the Edge

Blog, Media
[caption id="attachment_690" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Crossing the Edge[/caption] Crossing the Edge We all have a secret space in our heart. The love and respect for that space is impeccable. We do not like if someone tries to dig in that private zone. There are plenty of emotions buried inside the private zone. We do not share it with anybody, regardless of whether they are parents, siblings or life partner. It is absolutely discourteous and awful if anybody intrudes our privacy. Crossing the edges of that space without our permission creates bruises in the relationships. This emotion is mutual to all of us. When I say ‘Us’ it is implied even for the famous personalities and celebrities as well. Unfortunately, we as the audience along with the media, always cross those edges. We…
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You will have to call someone after reading this…

Blog, Media, Relationship
[caption id="attachment_653" align="alignleft" width="300"] Real Vs Virtual Life[/caption] You will have to call someone after reading this… I am a 1980's child, where writing letters were a way of communicating with our loved ones and getting in touch with them. My mother consciously used to write letters to our relatives and family friends, at least once in a month. I loved my part of going to a post box and posting the same. The response for the letters would light up our face and hearts. This mutual communication gesture was a comforting family ritual. Of course, besides happiness, even sadness, anger, hurt, etc., everything could be conveyed only through letters. Even the couples, during their courtship period would converse only through those hand written beautiful pieces of paper. The sheer…
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Are You Jealous? If yes, then you are on the right path…

Blog, Media, Relationship
Are You Jealous? If yes, then you are on the right path… The roller coaster ride of pursuing a new job has been a bumpy road accompanied by countless emotions. The journey of finding one’s own path is never easy. Hilariously rejections have become an integral part of my life. Fortunately or unfortunately, once in two years, this scenario gobbles me up. ‘Jealousy’ is one of the umpteen emotions that rule this path. Thanks to the constant updates on the social media platforms for adding fuel to the fire. After lots of thought and introspection, I decided to share about this trauma to one of my friends. The obvious reaction was not so surprising. But the fact that one should never possess the feeling of ‘Jealousy’ was always under the…
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The Repercussions of Voicing Oneself

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[caption id="attachment_532" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cornering / targeting[/caption] The Repercussions of Voicing Oneself Waking up with a mammoth of WhatsApp group conversations and images of silent protest propaganda as a gesture of disapproval against the thoughts of the Newsmaker, provokes me to dig deep into the intentions behind those words. Yes, I am referring to the statements of the Bollywood actor “Aamir Khan”. A thought of insecurity of one family, is the talk of the nation. Over the past seventy two hours and more, there is only one English word “Intolerance” and only one news which is trending all forms of media and ruling all the conversations with our family, friends and colleagues. Surprisingly, even the school children, housekeeping & security workforce, the older generation, shopkeepers, milkman, bus conductors & drivers,…
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Master Chef Reality Check!!!

Blog, Entertainment, Media
Looks like, reality shows are the bread and butter for any television channel. Knowingly or unknowingly, fortunately or unfortunately, the most gala fashioned and hyped television programs giving more TRP for the television channels are the reality shows. One such programme is “Master Chef”, conducted by different countries. As a food maniac, I am a die-hard fan of this reality show. Master Chef reality show caters to the audience aging from 12.There is no upper age limit for the participation. The contestants participate in the competition for various reasons ranging from the sheer love for food, to accomplish a food dream, a professional learning of cooking of food, to make culinary skills a source of earning etc., I am a staunch follower of Master Chef Seasons India, US & Australia.…
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Half Girl Friend – Is it a Novel or a Movie Script?

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Half Girl Friend - Is it a Novel or a Movie Script? Half Girl Friend, the most talked novel of recent times, is authored by the famous and inspiring Indian writer Chetan Bhagat. While many modern bookworms criticize him for his style of simple, straight English and giving the desi touch with local slangs of words. I totally disagree with this aspect. He creates a picture perfect storyboard of Indian mentality, especially the lower middle class who struggle for their daily livelihood. He caters to that particular segment, which incidentally is more than 70% of India's population. His books have a particular formula, where he tries to make use of themes which depict Indians as they are. That is why they appear so corny to some of us. Moreover, few…
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“Intercultural” Marriage – The Curious Case of “Life”

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India is a “secular” country, with many religions, cultures, races, and ethnicity living together under one roof. And the one common thing among all of them is the “Concept of Marriage”. The glimpse of history reveals the true colors of “secularism”. Since the time of Independence, our country was always covered with bloodshed, not just of the soldiers, sadly also with communal violence and intolerance towards diversity in our society. Today, Indian society has changed and so is the institution of marriage. A decade ago, this institution was ruled completely by the societal norms; decisions were taken by the elders of the family and society. NOW, we see a radical shift in the way this association is perceived with “Intercultural” Marriage coming into existence. The recent surge in such marriages…
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Know Your Body – “Prevention is better than Cure”

Blog, Media, Science & Tech
When people think about sexual health, they mostly assume sexual health is about sexually transmitted infections or sexual dysfunction. While they are important, there’s more to it than that. Sexual health is about three things – safety, pleasure and respect. Sexuality is an integral part of being human. Love, affection, and sexual intimacy contribute to healthy relationships. Besides the positive aspects of human sexuality, there are also diseases and accidental consequences that can affect the sexual health. Hence it is critical to undergo sexual health check-ups at regular intervals. An open discussion of sexual issues and sexual health concerns is imperative to promote sexual health check - ups at regular intervals. More attention has been placed on sexual health ever since the World Health Organization (WHO) issued the following statement;…
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