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  1. This is why he will never attain the aura of a Tendulkar or Lara. They were above this pettiness. This attitude is cheap, infantile and Trump-like.
  2. In England prior to this series he played a couple knocks including the 91 in Oval, but never seemed to be at ease. In this series in Aus, he played with real fluency in first 4 innings of the series and scored 73 and 80 in two of them. After that it progressively went downhill from there for him. Seems to me that if he had got his 100th hundred in any of these two innings, his record post 2011 WC would have been different (his average was almost 57 before the England tour!!). The pressure of scoring the 100th hundred just wore him down and finally lead to his decline. Also feel like if the first test was won, things would have been different for India. But you can see in this series, it finally came crashing down for all the "maharathis" who served us well in the 2000s. I have been critical of SRT especially for his decision to hang around too long, and for his lack of significant contribution when the chips were down, but I must admit that of all the batsman, I loved watching him the most. Growing up watching Gavaskar play was a source of joy, and Kohli is very good, but no one has/had the array of strokes, the pure classical batsmanship, especially of the backfoot, that I have enjoyed more. Kohli can become an ATG, but he will never achieve the aura that SRT had even if Kohli surpasses all of SRT's record. Some of it has to do with how he carries himself on/off the field also. Also the pioneers are always held to a higher regard than folks who follow.
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    Ranvir Singh is annoying and obnoxious

    The golden thing to come out of Bollywood is the music. I do not follow the current ones, but music from the 50s through the 80s have a lot of real gems. It provides me a lot of listening pleasure listening to Kishore, Asha, Lata, Mukesh and Mohd Rafi. I think R.D. Burman is the greatest music director that India has ever produced.
  4. Absolutely it can. He is not inhuman. SRT played with the expectations of more than a billion people way more than Kohli will. However, it does not diminish latter's capability as a player. Kohli has clearly shown to be a better clutch player and probably mentally a bit stronger than SRT. It has to do with one's character. SRT was a gentle soul who relied on his talent primarily and secondarily his grit and mental strength. Kohli is a tough SOB who does not take shyt from anyone. That provides an extra edge to his determination. Of course that does not mean he does not have talent. He has it in loads. Toughness without any talent would not have resulted in such success for him so far.
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    Ranvir Singh is annoying and obnoxious

    Gopal baba, I used to watch a lot of this trash when I was younger and did not know anything better. However, we used to have an art film industry even as late as the early 90s which produced excellent films. Sadly that is all gone. Btw, a lot of Hollywood movies are also crap. But compared to Bollywood they are miles better.
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    Ranvir Singh is annoying and obnoxious

    Bollywood is utter trash! Guttersnipe material.
  7. Anyone who is willing to take Bewda down, even for partisan reasons, is a friend of mine. Bewda is pond scum!
  8. I think during the golden era of the Gupta period, sexual expression may have been at its peak. I hear people were phucking like minks! Then the mullahs came and ruined everything.
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    WTF??
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    @velu why hasn't Urvashi Rautela commented on this casting couch, #me too stuff yet?
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    Did you not learn punctuation in school?
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    It is classic reverse gender discrimination. The males, especially in India, have had a death grip over the other gender and now as the grip is slipping, they cry foul. Oh the poor soul of these men having to look at women with skimpy outfits and not be able to molest them or having to cover up in front of a woman. Oh the horror, the horror!
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    You lack basic comprehension about the power structure between an employer and a employee or between two employees. In your house, a maid is your employee. Go find a maid who is going to be comfortable you parading around naked or semi-naked inside the house. Otherwise, if you maid creates a fuss, learn to deal with it. In a mall, the guards, sales clerk, sweepers, do not work for the average mall goer. There is no employee-employer relationship between the two kinds. If someone is wearing skimpy clothes, that person is not in the power structure that affects the mall employee. However, if one sales clerk comes to work wearing skimpy clothes and other employees or his/her employer feels uncomfortable, then there is a problem because it is happening in THEIR work environment. This is not the same as an average mall goer and someone who works at the mall. Looks like this is a bit too much for your backward mind. So let's just end the debate here. Please continue to look at the other gender through your myopic eyes, but rest assured that women are not ready to bark any more at your command necessarily. Times are changing.
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    What? LOL ... There is big difference between workplace and and public place like a market or a mall. You are more than welcome to wear a tight fitting short and sleeveless t-shirt, or take the buttons off your shirt showing your hairy chest in a market . Trust me, no one will come and tell you to button it up. Now if you whip out your penis, then it is a matter of public decency and indecent exposure. I do not think the women who are wearing a skimpy outfits (although it may not be what you approve of) are whipping out their titties or showing her privates! Showing a bit of cleavage is accepted in today's modern society (we do not live in medieval times), but not in a workplace. And for men who are complaining, there is nothing preventing you from showing your cleavage (like showing your toned body or wearing really tight jeans showing off the tight butt or other muscles). Trust me, no one will tell you it is not appropriate. If you do not understand the difference between being in a publice place and a workplace, there I can't make you understand it. If you are uncomfortable someone wearing clothes you do not approve of in a public place, do not look at them or move to another area. In a workplace, you have to be there and you may have to work with that person. The level of comfort needed in a workplace is much more important than in a public place like a mall.
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    4K UHD HDR

    that cable will support both 4k HDR-10 and Dolby Vision. There is nothing to support bandwidth up to 48 Gbps. 18 gbps will support any 4K high dynamic range format that is present today. Manufacturers will present arbitrary specs which are not necessary and jack up the prices when same performance can be obtained from a well made lower price cable. Belkin's price is not that outrageous. Some of the so called "audiophile" cable companies charge twice that amount for an HDMI cable. Sadly consumers do not do research and fall for that trap.
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    you are confusing two different issues. Yes, the show is a bit over the top, and I would not go and watch her naked do a show, but it is voluntary and there is not abuse of power. No one is forcing anyone in the audience to come watch her or watch it online. However, if a maid is working in your house and you are parading around semi-naked, it is an abuse of power. It is a workplace for her and you are forcing her to be uncomfortable in her workplace. It is classic workplace harrasment. Would you parade around semi naked or would like someone to do that while you are at work? The same would hold for women as well. If this woman was your coworker and came to work semi-naked or in a skimpy outfit then that would be workplace harassment as well. I distinctly remember when I was early in my carrer work at Ford Motor Company, there was a black woman who wore very tight outfits that showed her curves aggressively and people complained, some of the complaints came from other female workers. She was approached by HR to wear more modest clothing and I have no problem with that.
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    4K UHD HDR

    LOL, digital cables are not like analog cables. Spending $35 on a HDMI cable is insane when you can get the same performance from a $10 good construction high speed HDMI cable. And I am a audio-videophile with good equipment. I use these in my HT system and they are as good as any expensive cables for short runs. Now if you are running 20 ft+, yes there could a difference. For 6 ft or less, NO! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQ9OQU2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_0?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B00NQ9OQU2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=f52e26da-1287-4616-824b-efc564ff75a4&pf_rd_r=T5J8Z6Y3T6YNECZZ1YSJ&pd_rd_wg=mtMrK&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=DWtYT&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=a6f7b52a-d3ab-11e8-acb5-95f73567967b
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    I never commented on her character as a decent human being. She appears to be a complicated woman and one tough to have a relationship with, but she is the first woman I have seen in Bollywood to take on the male dominated culture and the Bollywood establishment head on. And she is still one of the A-list actresses in the industry who can actually act. She is still there, establishment males have not been able to sideline her like others who speak up. So she is doing something right. She talks like she does not give a flying phuck. Why should women have to suffer and keep quiet and men get a free reign? If you think the whole global society is not male dominated, you are living in delusion. Do fake accusations happen for personal vendetta? Yes it does, but the overwhelming majority of sexual abuse/harrassment claims are true because men and women are wired different way and this is coming from me, a man! Regarding her claim against Vikas Bahl, I do not think she said that Vikas assaulted her. In response to the sexual allegation against Vikas made by another woman (which is most likely true), she said that in retrospect it corroborates her finding because of the behaviors she experienced and his stories of sexual conquests while he was married and mocking others for not being like him. In essence, she is saying that she does not feel, him hugging her and smelling her hair, although uncomfortable, amounted to sexual abuse for her even though it made her uncomfortable, but she can put two and two together and deduce that he could be a sexual abuser.
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    Not necessarily true. Sexual abuse and assault has also to do with yielding power and misuse of power. Look at Harvey Weinstein. He was one of the most powerful men in Hollywood. Don't you think he would have had the best escorts possible every night if he wanted to? Same example can be given of a lot of powerful people who are sexual predators like Trump.
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    Maaro maaro suar ko. Chamri nocho peelo khoon!
  21. dandaroy

    #MeToo India 2.0

    Details please. What kind of abuse from each of them. I know Big B has had numerous affairs during his time, but sexual abuse allegations? We are interested in sexual abuse / harassment / assault issues, NOT consensual relationship, illicit or otherwise, or one night stands or having sex with paid call girls, etc.
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    There is a big difference between being a difficult woman to have a relationship with and sexually assaulting / harassing someone.
  23. dandaroy

    #MeToo India 2.0

    Writer and socialist Shobha De said on interview that the folks that are being outed as small fishes. The big fishes will still remain in power and continue to abuse. I want to know who the big fishes are? @UrmiSinhaRay what does your uncle say? We know Subhash Ghai is one, who else?
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    #MeToo India 2.0

    I think getting into a fight with Kangana Ranaut is a big mistake. Now that is one Bollywood lady who is not a fake and looks like does not give a phuck!!!

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