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Theme or Traditions? Looking back at this year’s Durga Puja

Another Puja came and went in the blink of an eye and the passionate Bengali spirit is left to mope once again for yet another year-long wait before the Goddess makes her descent again. This year’s Puja witnessed a bigger crowd than any other year, the sheer amount of which was much akin to the amassing of Lord Ravana’s demon army – resulting in equally bad traffic conditions, coupled with blinding LED lights strewn all over the city and blaring loudspeakers from each and every pandal- resulting in utter chaos…

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Manchester United vs Liverpool : Preview

If there is one fixture every Premier League fan marks on his calendar, it has to be Manchester United vs Liverpool. The two most successful clubs in the English football history, face each other on 18th October at Anfield. This fixture has always been a feisty affair and the upcoming match promises to be the same. The two teams have faced each other 168 times with United winning 67 games against Liverpool’s 56, 45 matches have ended in draws. Going only by their recent form, Liverpool are the favourites to win…

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Unveil The Goddess In You: The Puja Fashion Parade

With huge beautiful pandal set-ups, high puja discounts and the rush on the streets. Can you feel the pujas already?! Four days in a year, shashti, saptami, ashtami and navami – of the famous festival Durga Puja are here. They are celebrated with utmost style and fashion galore. Buying a new set of attires is the most exciting thing about this festive season. Well, dear ladies, who wouldn’t want to be the centre of attention during the most awaited day, “Ashtami” Go traditional yet trendy this Durga Puja. Here are 10 styles…

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DC Movies v Critics v Audience: Spawn Of Hype

The DC universe has gifted the world some of America’s most iconic superheroes. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the first cinematic venture to feature Batman and Superman along with Wonder Woman, The Flash, Aquaman, and Cyborg. The plot drove some of its elements from Frank Miller’s iconic graphic novel, The Dark Knight Returns, as well as the “Death Of Superman” story arc but overall followed an original premise deviating from aspects of its source material. It reincarnated Batman differently from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy. The approach of…

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MOVIE REVIEW: PINK

PINK takes up an agenda of “Gender biased thinking” by supporting the motion people are afraid to talk about. In one simple sentence, PINK describes the difference between Women Empowerment and Gender Equality. Making it to the minds of all the galat-fehemenists around the global social media, the difference between the two is deeper than the cleavage one exposes to get on the page-3 with such heated topics. Shoojit Sircar stands out as the producer and gives attention to the minute detailing of it. Though it’s agreeable that on writing…

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Cauvery Ka Paani

“We will give blood but not Cauvery”: Cauvery Water Dispute Bengaluru: The state of Karnataka victim of vandalism and pyromania, after an unrest among the public of the state on Monday. On 5th of September, the Supreme Court ordered Karnataka to release 15,000 cusecs of Cauvery water per day to TN for next 10 days. The bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit asked the Supervisory Committee to look into Tamil Nadu’s plea over the deficiency in the supply of 60 tmcft of water from June to…

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From the pages of a Pluviophile

Have you ever looked up and felt an adrenaline rush on seeing a blanket of black and grey cocooning the sky? Have you ever sat by your window, a book in one hand and a cup of steaming cocoa in the other, the steam mingling with the fog outside, the raindrops – a melancholic yet beautiful reminder of memories lost and gained? Have you also been overjoyed on feeling the first drop of rain hurtle towards the ground, an undeniable sense of urgency, an indefinable restlessness in doing so? Have…

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MOVIE REVIEW: BAAR BAAR DEKHO

There are two types of Sidharth Malhotras in this world. One, who needs his father-in-law for everything (Hasee Toh Phasee), and the other, who needs everything other than his father-in-law (Baar Baar Dekho). But in this world of cinema, fiction, romance, descriptive beauty of life, and all the ingredients that make one jump out of their 2×2 seat and scream in the air of euphoria, against the snowfall, there is only ONE Karan Johar. Straight after Kapoor & Sons earlier this year, if some rain is about to happen over…

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DC v Critics: Who Will Win?

As DC prepares the base for the release of the first film of the Justice League series, it looks like they are going to need a bigger team of superheroes to battle DC’s latest mega-villain: the Critics. After the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of justice (highly hyped too, if I may add!) was blitzed by critics of the Western Press, it is now Suicide Squad, DC’s latest in the line of Superhero films, that has been trashed by the Critics. While the Rolling Stone gave a contemptuous 1/5…

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Urdu… Poetry In Language

If we look into the meaning of the very word ‘Urdu’, we find its Turkish origin means ‘camp’ or ‘army’, because of its predominance among army-men (‘Lashkari Zuban’ or ‘the language of the army’). It is a beautiful blend of Persian, Turkish, Arabic and local Hindi dialects and is known to be one of the origins of Hindi, and has a reputation for fascinating non-Urdu speakers for years. My first tryst with Urdu was when I was four or five and my mornings were intricately touched with the ornate tune…

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