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Let’s Delve Into Chhapaak Review and Deepika’s Performance

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Chhapaak

Chhapaak is in no way related to any biography, nor does it claim to be. It doesn’t begin and end with Malti, but with stories of other women who have been victimised to establish a bigger world view of the crimes against women.

The Chhapaak story kicks off in the present, when an outraged nation is demanding the swift justice in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape case. While reporters are desperate to make the cries for the justice heard, they are perfectly okay being ignoring an old man who is carrying his acid-attack survivor daughter’s picture, trying to draw attention to her case.

In Chhapaak , We’re introduced to the Vikrant Massey as Amol, who is a journalist-turned-NGO founder who used to work with acid attack victims. He once again tells a simple yet powerful line—What’s an acid attack when compared against a rape case?

You realise it’s true; crimes against women have always been measured in terms of how acceptable the society finds them.

Eve-teasing is okay. Marital rape is okay. Rape and murder? Okay, yes, that’s bad but sometimes men make mistakes. Domestic violence? That’s their household matter.

In Chhapaak , He said that Where is Malti, you wonder, and so do Amol and the journalist, who used to suggest that her case be brought into the limelight again, now that the Nirbhaya case has also ignited a spark. But no one knows. When we do find out, we just see a disfigured but healed Malti, who has withdrawn herself from the limelight.

Her Public Interest Litigation (PIL) who is seeking a nationwide ban on the sale of acid has been stuck in the Supreme Court for seven years now. But it’s not that Malti is dejected or has lost all the hope. She just has other responsibilities on her mind. There’s a frustrated mother, a hospitalised brother, and her one-track mind just wants a job.

Do we blame her? We fixate so much on the catastrophe that we forget that soon enough, the normal life and its struggles will take over. In that way, Chhapaak dwells more on the healing, recovery and picking up the pieces of Malti’s life.

Once she finds a job with Amol’s NGO and gets on her first case is when we are shown her attack for the first time. And even then it was the moment after the acid was thrown on her face, to keep the mystery of the attacker alive a  long enough for the police investigation scenes to hold your attention.

They seemed a little one-dimensional, but at least they weren’t tedious or cringeworthy, even in the face of character assassination of the victim.

The story from the present (2012) then takes us into the past (the attack and the aftermath) and traces the nabbing of the attacker, Malti’s recovery through seven surgeries and how her confidence is shaky at  the first because she can’t do the little things that make normal girls do, like wearing jhumkas since she doesn’t have an ear to put them on.

Lucky for Malti, her father’s employer was a very  rich and resourceful woman who helped the family financially, legally and morally. She and her lawyer friend were instrumental in boosting Malti’s confidence. On the several occasions throughout the movie, we are gently reminded of the fact that Malti got the right help at the right time. 

There’s also the matter of her attacker and his punishment. Even if the heinous crime is proved, the archaic provisions under the Indian Penal Code would let the perp off with seven-year imprisonment for grievous injury.

 Add to that bail and commutation on good conduct, and he would barely be in jail for 2 years. That’s when the PIL to ban acid and have a separate section for acid attack victims germinates from a whispered wishful thought on Malti’s part and becomes the mission of her advocate’s life.

Read More:Deepika Padukone Joins Protest In JNU

 

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Rafael Nadal Winning Yet Another French Open And Proving Why His King Of Clay

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Rafael Nadal Winning Yet Another French Open

The Popularity of the Spanish sportsman, Rafael Nadal in the tennis world is well-known. His dominance over the French Open over all these years is also not new, since any seasons he has shown why he should be considered for the tag of greatness. In the 2020s French, Open Nadal delivered a clear dominant with scores 6-0, 6-2, 7-5, over Novak Djokovic. Djokovic praised Nadal by saying, “He keeps going. No holding him back, it seems like. It’s amazing. I mean, I admire all his achievements”

Rafael Nadal French Open win

Reactions after the win

With these outstanding scores, he is now tied with Roger Federer at 20 major singles championships, which is more than any player achieved in the tennis history. Due to two back-to-back Knee surgeries Federer who is 39 years at the moment, sat out both the U.S. Open and French Open. But after Nadal’s win he posted a congratulatory note on Instagram:

“I have always had the utmost respect for my friend Rafa as a person and as a champion. As my greatest rival over many years, I believe we have pushed each other to become better players,” Federer began, ending with: “I hope 20 is just another step on the continuing journey for both of us. Well done, Rafa. You deserve it.”

After the victory, Nadal himself commented that “(To) win here means everything to me, no? It’s not the moment, honestly … (to) think today about the 20th,” and went on to say,  “Roland Garros means everything to me. I spent, here, the most important moments — or most of the most important moments — in my tennis career, no doubt about that.”

At the moment he is ranked second, after his French Win. But if Djokovic won this season then the trio, Federer, Nadal, and Djokovic will be standing at 20-19-18. But with Nadal’s win, it brought him closer to break another historic record.

The record he has made is extraordinary and unbelievable but then there are certain factors that contribute to it. Nadal is known as the king of clays since his early childhood planning tennis. He plays best on the best on the red surface and Heavy topspin forehands, incredible defense and a position way behind the baseline make him undefeatable. Nadal is a left-handed player which benefits him immensely, maybe that is the reason behind several wins. His left-hand strikes give him certain unique angles that the opponent is often seen at a loss.

Final Words

Since he is playing from a very early age, he has sustained several injuries. One of the most severe ones was in his knees (Tendinitis). The specialists of the Tennis world have always pondered upon a singular thought: what would have Nadal achieved if he was free of pain and several injuries?

It is explicitly clear that the man was born to reign the Tennis Court while he plays. His fitness, strength, skills, and attitude that goes beyond the court boundary also contribute to his victory.

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NCB And Bollywood Drug Nexus: Everything You Need To Know

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NCB And Bollywood Drug Nexus

What started as a murder mystery related to the death of the late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, has now turned into a hunt for Bollywood Drug Nexus. During the interrogation of Rhea Chakraborty, few of WhatsApp chat messages were retrieved which game indication to drug consumptions by the Late Actor as well as people linked to him. Many of A-list Bollywood actors and managers were summoned by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for questioning.

Some of the actors who were Shraddha Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sara Ali Khan, manager Krishnma Prakash and Kshitij Prasad. One round of questioning is already done by the NCB but it said that the actors may have to be questioned again. Many people took to social media to extend support towards the actors. Karan Johar, who is the owner of Dharma Productions after the arrest of Kshitij Prasad broke his silence about the drug case.

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NCB And Bollywood Drug Nexus

 

  • Shraddha Kapoor who shared the big screen with Sushant Singh Rajput in Chhichhore confessed that Sushant Singh Rajput used to consume drugs in his vanity van during the process of filming but she vehemently denies consuming anything of that sort. When the NCB questioned her about the party that SSR threw in his Pawana guesthouse, she stated that the party had just weed and alcohol; no drugs were present in the scene.
  • Deepika Padukone was questioned by NCB for 5 long hours where she accepted that the part related to WhatsApp group but denied drug consumption. NCB did not give the nuances of the interrogation.
  • Krishnma Prakash is the former manager of Deepika Padukone who was part of the WhatsApp group where procuring hash was discussed.
  • Sara Ali Khan’s name got involved with this drug case when Rhea Chakroborty claimed that Sara Ali Khan used to consume drugs along with her and SSR. When interrogated Sara Ali Khan denied consuming drugs but revealed that she dated the late actor briefly during their “Kedarnath” Shoot.
  • Kshitij Prasad is a former producer of Dharmatic Entertainment – a sister concern of Dharma Productions was arrested in FIR 16/2020 of NCB Mumbai zonal unit. He was supposedly involved with the major drug peddlers of Mumbai region. When interrogated by NCB, Prasad stated that he only used to procure drugs for his own consumption.

Final Words

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) released a statement saying that the interrogation and the answers of the actors cannot be revealed, it will be directly submitted in the court. “The actresses have denied taking drugs. We may serve them a summons for further questioning if we find new evidence. Their questioning is over for now,” and that  they think there might be a  link between Shraddha Kapoor’s and Sara Ali Khan’s case. All the actors have denied using any form of drugs, they even went ahead to claim that they do not even indulge in the activity of smoking. The main aim of NCB is to bring down the “drug Nexus” that is functional in Bollywood.

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Top Memes On Tewatia’s Blistering Performance

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Top Memes On Tewatia's Blistering Performance

Indian Premier League is one of the most-awaited and thrilling events that the citizens of India wait for throughout the year. Like most of the previous IPL seasons, this year also brought jitters, cringe moments, moments of fun and cheer but most importantly a Plethora of memes. Memes are the new trend that is raging the internet, be it for positive notions or negative. The incident with Rahul Tewatia slings clearly to the positive and the brighter side.

In the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kings XI Punjab, the latter team reached a mind-numbing scored which exceeded beyond 200 runs. The credit for this goes to none other than Mayank Agarwal who scored a quick century. When it was time for Tewatia’s batting, people became thought Rajasthan Royals will lose the match because the batsman kept missing the balls and had just 8 runs in 19 balls. But to the utter surprise of everyone, when Sheldon Cottrell came to bowl, Tewatia’s luck got the best of the situation. Tewatia hit five sixes in 6 balls. If this is not turning the game around, then I don’t know what it is.

Right after that the world of social media flooded its platform with positive memes.

Here Are Some Memes That Will Definitely Crack You Up

A Bit of Fun- This picture is taken from the famous comedy show “Comedy Nights with Kapil”. The picture itself is quite self- explanatory

Top Memes On Tewatia's Blistering Performance

 

“Hera Pheri” Fans round up

Top Memes On Tewatia's Blistering Performance

Hulk all the way – Tewatia is clearly being compared to the “smash” version of Hulk.

Top Memes On Tewatia's Blistering Performance

Leonardo Dicaprio to the rescue

Top Memes On Tewatia's Blistering Performance

The memes that were created after the win of Rajasthan Royals surely kept the spirits of the game active. The fun banter between both the teams was a pleasure to watch as well. We hope to see more such incidents.

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 The Social Dilemma: The Lesser-Known Pandemic

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Edward Tufte said, “There are only two industries that call their customers ‘users’: illegal drugs and software”. The new Netflix original documentary by jeff Orlowski “the social dilemma” brings to you the dark side of the social media that keeps you addicted to a virtual world. It is a well-documented and a very staunch portrayal of social media.

It explores the spooky side of these platforms which has the capability to manipulate and psychologically affect human beings from people who have closely worked in these industries. These people talk about the distress they felt when they worked for something. How it is taking hold of an individual’s life and play around with it to earn profit to become the most successful industries in the history of humankind. This group of people is from social media giants like Google, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and many others.

What is the “dilemma”?

Social Dilemma Review

As the name suggests, it talks about the dilemma that is social media. I talked to one of my friends from school today, she is doing fine and told me about this new show she is watching. Well, I also saw stumbled upon celebrity news casually scrolling which by the way, has no use for me.  Now, that is the dilemma we are talking about. The documentary talks about our heavy dependence on social media in today’s world and how we fell prey to this trap. In today’s world, it is not possible for one to totally isolate themselves from social media.

All our work has come to Gmail, Pinterest is the world of ideas, and for much social media is the workplace. We found all our old friends on social media and stay connected with our family and friends. But at the same time, we can’t put our down at the dinner table to have an actual conversation with our family. This dilemma is really where we can’t go with just the good part, we will take along the repercussion as well. This is the question this documentary puts out there. The dilemma of good and bad. But the question is, “is the payoff of good is enough to compensate for the cost of bad”?

What are these “bad”?

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Now, how this social media is affecting you? Manipulation of the Human brain, social media is a world of ideas and how these ideas are presented to you is based on an algorithm that is up to the maker of these platforms to decide. This sequence and control over what one is coming across leads to restricting the way one thinks and builds is the point of view.

Social media has been used as a weapon by many people to pour out false information that is provocative, degrading, and spread negativity across communities resulting in things like riots, violent actions, and sometimes even things like mass killings. We came across this kind of news almost every day. Content related to ideal beauty types, body shaming, hate comments, and constant exposure to advertisements are all constantly floating on social media specifically affecting teenagers and the young generation.

These algorithms work to keep you looking at your screen and is an addiction that needs to be addressed. Unknowingly, social media is affecting all aspects of our life It puts a threat on democracy, increase depression, and even suicides, mob violence, etc. it has also lead to people losing contact from the actual world. Addiction to devices has distanced families and also affects other relationships which are totally opposite to the way humans are supposed to behave, humans as a species are supposed to be open-minded, dynamic, and communicative. Not to just hide behind screens.

Final words

Jeff Orlowski has very rightly called it the social dilemma. But at the end of the day, it’s in our hands that how do we want to live How do we want ideas to come to us and how we decide to act to them. All of this can be summed up in one last question – whether we want to live a life that is influenced by people around us, with a wide range of ideas on all aspects from all sources, not just a few selected ones, or a life that is operated by an algorithm.

 

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IPL Fake Crowd Memes Are Still Trending

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IPL Fake Crowd Memes

Seeing the current situation, it was evident from the very onset that there were going to be major changes in this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL), one of the most anticipated events in the sports work. But what the audience did not expect is the fake additional cheers. The current IPL is being held at empty stadiums in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah and the management is doing their best to keep it virus free.

They aim of the added IPL Fake Crowd cheers and shouts of joy were meant to make the matches livelier, much like how it is done for sitcoms where we see fake laughter in the background. Many people compared the match to the popular sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S which is known for its background laugh. But what seems to work for the show did not work for IPL. People took it to social media platforms like twitter, Instagram and Facebook to criticize the move and made memes out of it.

Some of the most famous memes

Which Peshwa are you?

IPL Fake Crowd Memes

The old meme which is eternal

IPL Fake Crowd Memes

Hang in there audience

IPL Fake Crowd Memes

Nothing beats stand-up comedy

IPL Fake Crowd Memes

Overreaction is a way of life

IPL Fake Crowd Memes

Bollywood is here to up the meme game

IPL Fake Crowd Memes

The contexts of the memes are extremely self-explanatory. All of the above memes compares the fake artificial cheers to some bizarre or exaggerated situations to extract humor. Many audiences took to Twitter to complain about the same. One person wrote, “Do you need further proof that this is more about entertainment and less about cricket when there is a need to add the fake sound of audience cheering when the game is being played in front of empty stands!”

But all these issues where overshadowed by CSK’s win.

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