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Movie Review: Jolly LL.B 2

Jolly LL.B  2: REVIEW After the much critically acclaimed prequel to the film much was expected from ‘The State vs Jolly LL.B 2’ and it is fair to say, after watching the film, Akshay Kumar and co. did not disappoint at all. While the last installment dealt with a hit-n-run case, this one deals with the case of mistaken identity of a J & K terrorist. The film centers around Jolly a.k.a Jagdishwar Mishra, a BA LL.B (law-degree) graduate, who is struggling to establish himself among the quarters of the…

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Happily Ever After Culture Featured Literature Open Forum Society 

Happily Ever After…?

None of us are unfamiliar to the promise of “happily ever after” trope of fairy tales, so much so that each tale is incomplete without its own happy ending. But it is such a doubtful phrase, and makes one ponder whether happy endings are in reality a myth or not: what exactly is this “happily ever after”? Under a veil of goodness, artful presentation and appealing dialogue, they are just dark, gruesome tales, full of evil stepmothers, hungry wolves and demure damsels in distress (along with suitable princes to kiss…

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winter in kolkata Culture Featured Open Forum Society Travel & Food 

Why Winter In Kolkata Is Absolutely Amazing…

Kolkata, which otherwise remains unbearably hot and humid in Summer, especially offering a painful experience to natives flying down from a cold region, unbelievably turns into a great weather paradise, gradually with the arrival of November. Seriously, you should not think twice before planning a trip to the City of Joy in the winter months. Wonder why winter in Kolkata is a bliss? There you go. Well, to speak in strict climatological terms, winter in Kolkata is so unlike the winter in Delhi which is beyond endurance. Mind you, Delhi…

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Dangal Culture Featured Movies Open Forum Society Sports 

Dangal: An Inspired End To 2016

There is Shah Rukh Khan as Raj in DANGAL & so is Salman Khan’s SULTAN on the internet, whenever & wherever you will search for DANGAL. But there is only that much of Aamir Khan as Mahavir Singh Phogat in the movie as there should be, which stands totally opposite to what extent he should be keeping in mind that this is Bollywood. This is that time of the year again when quote for the season’s greetings are searched on neck-to-neck with the review of an Aamir Khan’s release, that…

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Window Seat: A Reality Check

When one isn’t accustomed to flying very much, one is under an impression that the window seat is a corner of awe, one that holds a position of extreme importance and luxury. When booking seats, everyone would apparently be hoggling to grab the last remaining window seats lest they run out like movie tickets that would in turn mean a flying episode of utter depravity. One reason for this might be perhaps when you’re a child, your parents always granted you the window seat; and travelling with parents always ensured…

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Demonetisation : MODIfication or MODIfiction?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s demonetisation move has left the citizens in sheer ambiguity regarding the effectiveness of the move in eradicating black money economy, isn’t it? How far is it going to work as a successful measure to curb corruption? Was it really formulated to eliminate the parallel economy which has developed in the Nation based on “unaccounted money”? Didn’t he calculate the dire consequences which the common mass would have to encounter? Is it an economic move against the big menace to the Indian economy , or a mere…

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Depression : The new Monster under the bed

“It’s all in your head.” If there is one line that can completely break a person suffering from anxiety or depression, it is this oft-repeated casual dismissal of the problem. In South Asian countries, India being no exception, mental health problems have always been taboo. People feeling low are advised to get over it and go on with their lives. Any suggestion about seeking professional help is absolute sacrilege. After all, log kya kahenge! A prolonged state of desolation and apathy, depression is one of the most common forms of…

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Rock On 2 Movies Open Forum 

Does Rock On 2 maintain the ” MAGIK “?

I remember walking down the lane from a shopping mall when I extended my earphones to my companion. I wanted my favorite song Aabroo to be appreciated by not only her / him but at least by all, whom I could personally reach out to. But I’ve failed, miserably, in gathering likes for the work of the kind of Sneha Khnawalkar (Gangs of Wasseypur-1 & 2 fame). The reason for the same was, scheduled for no sooner than the release of the sequel to 2008’s hit ROCK ON! A series of tweets, including mine, have been…

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Donald Trump, Brexit, and our Judgements as a society

November the 8th. I finished writing on the mentioned date which might be a little sad since it’s about the very U.S. Presidential elections that take place today, riddled with controversy, hate, and above all, divisiveness.There’s been endless debates, at this point not even surprisingly not about the candidate’s policies or plans for the Head of State but about their moral character that is supposed to be the yardstick for their worthiness. Nonetheless, the results of this election is not what this is about. The world is shouting at you…

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Movies Open Forum 

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil : Was watching it ‘mushkil’?

From an eatery, a cook made it to the top of the world of cuisines by serving the world something usual, but decorated & presented in a way that made them feel like something never felt before. The cook now made it to the top list restaurant chains & groomed infinite caterers & cooks under him. The cook’s signature dish had made the goodwill that ran the entire business. Once upon a time, after a few years since his last dish came out, he wanted to serve something that would…

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