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  1. This article sums it up perfectly: https://thewire.in/176724/modi-may-repackaged-23-upa-schemes-working-better-now/
  2. Bollywood's most impactful films

    OP has mentioned the word impactful therefore I will list down few of the movies I can think of: 1. Sholay: glamorized Daaku and also made a huge impact on the word dosti. I have heard that college going student of those days use to idolize the friendship of Jay and Veeru. Gabbar became a symbol of bad man. 2. Deewar: Glamorized mafia. For the first time hero was no more usual good boy played by Jitendra, Rajesh Khanna neither was someone fighting against bad man like Dharmendra. A hero who somehow justified his wrong doings and with "phenke paise nahi uthata " attitude. Clearly best of Bacchan. Even his shirt style used to get copied those days. 3. Qayamat se Qayamat Tak: Glamorized chikna hero and eloping. The instances of boy girl eloping became a trend after this movie and this got more strengthen with Dil movie but clearly QSQT had impact on teenagers. Rebel against parents and samaaj. 4. Darr: Glamorized Psycho lovers. Shahrukh Khan character created a huge impact on cine goers. Believe me writing letter with blood and cutting the wrists became very common after this movie. 5. DDLJ: Glamorized cool hero culture. Yes this movie brought the trend of designer jackets, cool hero who is neither chikna nor macho but had a great sense of humor. Movie made couple of things very popular like Europe trip, Punjab ke sarso ke khet, story of NRI , karwa chauth and srk also keeping vrat made life misreable for lot of Indian husband. I think girls still consider the character of Raj as perfect character they wanna see in their BF. Will come up with set of next movies some other time.
  3. Great read https://scoreline.asia/why-we-watch-cricket/ Andrew Lang put it best. “There is no talk, none so witty and brilliant. That is so good as cricket talk, when memory sharpens memory, and the dead live again – and the old happy days of burned-out Junes revive. ”
  4. Cricket requires lot of discipline. It all depends at what level you are playing the game and whether your performance is getting judged. Do a net practice with leather ball for two hours and believe me it will drain you, requires lot of stamina. Bowl 4 over spell and you will realize what athletism is. Wear full kit including helmet and run 20 singles you will realize what laziness is. So whoever says cricket is a game for lazy people has never played profesional cricket at any level. In addition , cricket might be the only game where so much brain is used in strategizing. This might be the only game where captain has lot of extra thinking to do. So no, cricket being game of lazy is myth and neither it is a game for unathletic people. It is a game which involves lot of hand eye coordination, athletism, presence of mind, discipline, strategic ability, swiftness.
  5. Modi's farewell Speech to Hamid Ansari

    https://www.newslaundry.com/2017/08/14/hamid-ansari-syed-ahmed-khan-narendra-modi-majoritarianism From the same article: By arguing that acts of terrorism inspired by Islamists have nothing to do with the average Indian Muslim, why doesn’t he think that violence attributed to gau-rakshaks are also a case of certain individuals or groups going “off-track’’? If the majority shouldn’t feel threatened by a few ‘individuals’ of the minority community joining terrorist groups, what makes Ansari believe that the Muslim population in this country is having a ‘sense of insecurity’ because of the actions of a few ‘individuals’ from the majority community? This exceptionalism of the Indian Muslim turning terrorist, and assertive Hindu groups threatening every Muslim in India, are clearly the stuff of Ansari’s selective imagination.
  6. Republic TV - How do you guys see it?

    My 7 year old kid saw me watching this channel couple of time and asked "Papa why everyone shouts at each other? It's name should be mad house channel not Republic." I stopped watching this channel from that day.
  7. How many states does BJP rule in?

    5 years is too much time. OP where are you? Care to update the thread.
  8. 600 meters. Well Azaan is not a bhaijaan who would catch an uber and reach Sonu's house through road. I am sure Air Distance would be less and anyway 600 meters is not such a big distance that early morning loudspeaker noise won't disturb. Try some other justification please.
  9. Ramesh Srivats‏ @rameshsrivats I don't see why anyone should get offended by Sonu Nigam's tweet Unless they belong to a religion that for some reason worships loudspeakers
  10. Is there an alternative to Congress and BJP ?

    Thank you. I will try to post more.
  11. Is there an alternative to Congress and BJP ?

    Alternative? What alternative? Isn't BJP an alternative to Congress? It seems people think that they live in a fairyland where everything is in black and white. Suppose there is an alternative party which is pro development ( I seriously don't know how do you calculate development) but if there is and Rahul Gandhi plus Amit Shah joins that party at leadership positions what will happen? Will the party still remain great alternative? Then again one day you will see some media reports, watch ndtv, times now and you will say "yaar maza nahi aaya" let's have another alternative. Parties do not run on their own, there are few individuals who run it. There are two ideology on which parties are formed, left or right. India is such a huge and diverse country that only one ideology won't work so whoever comes into power either at state level or central level tries to balance out both. For eg: Samajwadi Party in UP is ideologically a left leaning party but most of the things it did like creating Eways, Metro by taking lands of farmers were more right centric approach. Bjp on the other hand seen as right wing party has been leaning more towards social schemes like Ujjawala, farmers loan waiver. In the end both parties did exactly opposite to what they are perceived. The reason being as soon as they get power they know running government is a different ball game. But they cannot afford to loose core voters who brought them to power hence this act of balancing out which sometimes create embarrassing situations for them. Most of the parties in India to come out of this conflict between core voters and practically governing people take out a way. That way is make one individual personality larger than life and show him like Messiah. Hence we have Modi, Jaylalitha, Mulayam, Gandhi's etc. Bottom line, after 1991 ie when we opened economy almost all the government from Rao to Vajpayee to MMS to Modi or even Devigouda followed same economic policies. And after implementation of Mandal commission in 1989, almost all parties have followed same socialistic policies. What alternative will do? I don't know. Yes implementation of policy wise this government has been much better than previous ones. So no need of one more party but a tight vigilance on individuals who are running the party is what is needed.
  12. 2017 Elections Thread

    You have not stopped being political analyst yet. I remember your thread 3 and half years back predicting number of seats in 2014 elections and your quote "Even Sonia's dog will be able to defeat Modi". Politics is not your cup of tea sir :).
  13. 2017 Elections Thread

    I belong to the city of Gorakhpur. I had spent almost 20 years of my life there and from last 3 years again got chance to visit my home town very frequently. Before Yogi got elected 5 times from this city it was his guru Mahant Awaidhnath who was MP from here twice. I am not sure there is any other city of India may be apart from Gandhinagar which from 1991 has in each and every election elected BJP MP. During 80's Gorakhpur was always Congress Bastion, Veer Bahadur Singh, two time CM belonged to this city. Interestingly Veer Bahadur was the person who actually persuaded Rajeev Gandhi to reopen Babri masjid in Ayodhya and started Pooja of Lord Ram. People have voted here on religious line always even when they voted for Congress. There is a reason which I noticed while growing up and it was that Muslim areas of this city used to be very unsafe for non muslims. I remember I was always told not to go to Ghosipurwa, Bada Imambada, Ismailpur etc as even if a child of these areas got hurt accidentally by some one other than muslim community he was killed mercilessly. There was terror of these places and in 1992 after babri mosque demolition things got worse. Hindus were not sure when and what could happen to them. It was then the Mutt of Gorakhnath temple decided to enter into politics. Atleast till 2003 elections people used to vote on basis of hindutva but slowly things started to change as rightly mentioned by the driver with whom you got chance to talk. Adityanath raised lots of issues in parliament, he played big role in construction of few flyovers. He is lucky to get Modi as PM in 2014 who gave him and the city reward of opening AIIMS and also reopening Fertilizer. Lot of development related to Central government have started which are now visible. Ujjawalla yojana was the real game changer for Mr Modi, women of villages have voted for him as the ladies have got gas cylinders. Triple Talaq also played a role in getting few muslim women votes. So all in all Hindutva along with development and good intention of Mr Modi was the reason why BJP won the election.
  14. So as per Congress IB head was lying,former NSA is lying, Home Secretary is lying, under secretary is lying. I would have somehow accepted Congress even with corruption but playing with nation security no.
  15. Some of them are really interesting. May be our NRI friends can add or subtract: http://www.quora.com/What-is-the-biggest-cultural-shock-that-a-foreigner-might-face-in-India The tourist lady is from Czech Republic

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