Indian actor Vivekh (Padma Shri Dr. Vivek) shilled for the Covid vax after his first shot. Within 24 hours, he had a heart attack, and within 48 hours, he was dead.

Tamil, India actor Vivekh (also known as "Vivek" and "Padma Shri Dr. Vivek") received his first dose and urged everyone to take it as well, acting as a vocal proponent of the experimental gene therapy "vaccines".


The actor got his first shot of the Covid-19 vaccine on Thursday at the Government Omandurar hospital.

From the initial article:

>Actor-Comedian Vivekh took COVID-19 vaccine in the Government Omandurar hospital in Chennai on Thursday. After taking the vaccine, the actor urged people who are eligible, to avail themselves of the COVID-19 vaccines.
>Speaking to the media, Vivekh said that he chose to get vaccinated to help dispel rumours around the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and to inform people that vaccination is to keep us safe. “The public safety measures to keep ourselves safe (from coronavirus) is wearing masks, washing hands and maintaining adequate physical distancing. The medical way to protect ourselves is this vaccine. You might be taking Siddha medicines, Ayurvedic medicines, Vitamin-C, Zinc tablets etc. This is all fine. But these are added measures. The vaccine is the only thing that can save your life. If you ask me if people who are vaccinated don’t get COVID-19, it is not like that. Even if COVID-19 hits you, there won’t be death,” he said.
>Taking help of a common analogy, Vivekh said, “This is like saying you have insurance for a bike and hence you won’t meet with an accident. Even if you have insurance, you can ensure safety only if you drive responsibly. Like that, even if we get vaccinated, we should stay inside our public safety measures.”
>Given that the daily cases in Tamil Nadu touched an all-time high of 7,819 cases on Wednesday, State Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan said that the government is using social influencers like actor Vivekh to spread awareness about the importance of vaccination. He also said that the bed occupancy in Tamil Nadu is at 10% at present and the occupancy rate in Chennai is 20%.
>“We should not panic. We should understand that our mortality rate has reduced to 1.35% and hence we should make use of the vaccination offered. This is a natural disaster and only masks will help us break the chain. Hence it should be followed scrupulous

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Veteran Singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam Passed Away, Aged 74

Legendary singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, who had been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Chennai after testing positive for COVID-19 during the first week of August, passed away today after a long battle with the coronavirus.

On August 5, SPB, as he was fondly called, announced through a video recording, which he posted on his Facebook page, that he had tested positive for COVID-19, and had gotten admitted in a hospital. He had then remarked that he was getting admitted mostly "to take rest". "I am in good health. Nobody has to worry about this one, so please don’t bother to call me to find out how I am,” he had said in the video, and added, "I am having a little discomfort, some congestion in the chest, which, for a singer, is nonsense. And fever on and off. Otherwise, I don’t have any problem. But I don’t want to take it easy so I came to the hospital to get checked.”

While his health had deteriorated during the second week in hospital, he was gradually making progress, with his son, SP Charan diligently updating on his health status. In fact, Charan's last update, on September 22, said he was making steady progress even though he was on Ecmo/ventilator, and was eager to leave the hospital.

Unfortunately, the acclaimed singer's health deteriorated in the last 24 hours and he passed away a few minutes ago, today.

SPB, who made his singing debut in 1966 with the Telugu film Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna, was the most prolific singer the country has ever seen.

Though he recorded his first tamil song for MS Viswanathan for the unreleased film Hotel Ramba, his Tamil breakthrough came in 1969, in the form of Aayiram Nilave Vaa, composed by KV Mahadevan for MGR's Adimai Penn. Iyarkkai Ennum Ilayakanni from Shanti Nilayam (which he had recorded even before Adimai Penn) released in the same year, and there was no looking back for the young singer. He soon became the sought-after singer across industries. His association with MSV and maestro Ilaiyaraaja cemented his status as a legend even in the 1980s. In 1981, he recorded 21 songs on a single day, a record that hasn't been broken yet (and might not be ever), which is a testament to his prolific singing career.

He also was an admired character actor, earning praise for his effortless performances in films like Manathil Uruthi Vendum, Thiruda Thiruda, Kadhalan, Minsara Kanavu, and Moone Moonu Varthai. He also played the leads in films like Keladi Kanmani and Sigaram. He was also a voice actor, dubbing

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[Weekend Long Read] The decline of Malayalam actor Jayaram

From 2016:

Last night I was watching Aadupuliyattam (2016), and I knew I would be writing this today. It narrates the story of a young man who lives a luxurious life with his wife and daughter. He is some kind of an affluent humanitarian with an eventful past which has now come back to haunt him and his dear family. Basically Sathyajith, played by Malayalam actor Jayaram, is a compulsive sinner who committed a heinous crime for money during his youth. Which is still not the biggest problem I have with the film. My issue is with a supporting character – one of his close friends – dying as collateral damage for Sathyajith’s sins.

I understand when horror comedies deviate into a territory where unintended humor makes the audience laugh, but Aadupuliyattam fails in almost all cinematic departments. It qualifies as one of year 2016’s worst (Malayalam) films with zero entertainment quotient to offer.

Jayaram’s worst films can be listed and talked about like an essay: the recent debacles – Pattabhiraman (2019), Marconi Mathai (2019), My Great Grandfather (2019), Daivame Kaithozham K. Kumar Akanam (2018), Achayans (2017), Satya (2017), Thinkal Muthal Velli Vare (2015), Ulsaha Committee (2014) – and the back-to-back flops in 2012 – Madirsasi and Njanum Ente Familiyum – the list is crowded and endless. And I haven’t even counted over a dozen turkeys he acted in between 2010 and 2014.

Jayaram, the Hit-Maker

What we can gather from this inexhaustible list of flop films above is that the actor has not produced a single watchable film since the 2011 multi-starrer Makeup Man (dir. Shafi), which mainly relied on his and the writer’s ability to generate slapstick. Half a decade later and after acting in more than thirty-three odd films, Jayaram Subramaniam – better known by his stage name Jayaram – has still not been able to match his 1990s’ success.

Veendum Chila Veettukaryangal, the classic 1999 Malayalam film by Anthikad-Lohitadas duo is one of the all-time greatest dramas to come out of Malayalam film industry, but still, critics won’t and cannot fully credit the actor for its success, because most still consider veteran actor Thilakan to be its star (even though Jayaram is top billed in the opening and ending credits). But, for the sake of an argument and considering him as the “other” actor who propelled the film into a blockbuster, let’s assume it as his film.

On the heel of that film’s success, he then gave back-to-back hits throughout the 1990s such as

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Why is most of them in Bollywood silent over Fatwa against Mr. A. R Rehman?

We have seen them protesting against Meat Ban and stand up for Freedom of Speech. Just wondering why we don't see a Hash tag with I Stand With Rehman or something. Why do you think no one is coming forward in support of him. He is a big deal and India's finest because he won 1 Academy Awards 2 BAFTA Awards 3 Golden Globe Awards 4 Grammy Awards 5 National Film Awards 6 Tamil Nadu State Film Awards and perhaps many more...

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Wikipedia Page of the Day: Sridevi


Sridevi (born Shree Amma Yanger Ayyapan; 13 August 1963 – 24 February 2018) was an Indian actress and producer, who worked in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. Regarded as the "first female superstar" of Indian cinema, she was the recipient of various accolades, including the National Film Award, the Nandi Award, the Tamil Nadu State Film Award, the Kerala State Film Award, three Filmfare Awards, the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award, and three Filmfare Awards South. In a career that spanned five decades, she was known for her portrayals of women in challenging situations, and she has appeared in a range of genres, from slapstick comedy to epic dramas. Sridevi ranked as the highest-paid woman in the Indian entertainment industry in the 1980s and 1990s and is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential actresses in the history of Indian cinema.

Sridevi made her debut as child artist with the 1967 Tamil film Kandhan Karunai at the age of 4, and started her acting career in lead role as a child with M. A. Thirumugam’s 1969 mythological Tamil film Thunaivan. She continued to act as a child artist in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films and made her Hindi film debut at age 9 with Rani Mera Naam (1972). Her first adult role came at age 13 with the Tamil film Moondru Mudichu (1976) and she established herself as one of the leading actresses of South Indian Cinema, with roles in 16 Vayathinile (1977), Thulavarsham (1976), Angeekaram (1977), Sigappu Rojakkal (1978), Padaharella Vayasu (1978), Vetagadu (1979), Varumayin Niram Sivappu (1980), Meendum Kokila (1981), Premabhishekam (1981), Moondram Pirai (1982), Aakhari Poratam (1988), Jagadeka Veerudu Atiloka Sundari (1990) and Kshana Kshanam (1991).

**Following a notable appearance in romantic drama Julie (1975), Sridevi's first starring role in Hindi cinema came with the 1979 drama film Solva Sawan, and she received wider recognition with the 1983 film Himmatwala. She quickly established herself as the leading actress of the industry after starring in a string of successful films, including Mawaali (1983), Tohfa (1984), Naya Kadam (1984), Maqsad (1984), Masterji (1985), Karma (1986), Nazrana (1987), Mr. India (1987), Waqt Ki Awaz (1988) and Chandni (1989). She received praise for films such as Sadma (1983), Nagina (1986), ChaalBaaz (1989), in which she played dual roles, Lamhe (1991), Khuda Gawah (1992), Gumrah

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Wikipedia Page of the Day: Rajinikanth


Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born 12 December 1950), known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K. Balachander's Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal (1975), his acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.

After earning ₹26 crore (equivalent to ₹56 crore or US$7.8 million in 2017) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest-paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time. While working in other regional film industries of India, Rajinikanth has also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including the American film Bloodstone (1988). As of 2018, Rajinikanth has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards—four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor—and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. Apart from his film career, he is also a philanthropist, spiritualist, and serves as an influence in Dravidian politics.

The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year".

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Wikipedia Page of the Day: Vikram


Vikram (born Kennedy John Victor; 17 April 1966), also known as Chiyaan Vikram, is an Indian actor and singer who predominantly appears in Tamil language films. He has won seven Filmfare Awards as well as one National Film Award and Tamil Nadu State Film Award amongst other recognitions and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the People's University of Milan in May 2011.

He made his debut in the 1990 film En Kadhal Kanmani, which was followed by a series of small-budget Tamil, Malayalam and Telugu films in the 1990s, many of which went unnoticed. However, the success of Bala's tragedy film Sethu (1999), in which Vikram appeared as a rogue turned lover, started Vikram's successful career as an actor. In the early 2000s, Vikram appeared in a series of masala films, with Dhill (2001), Gemini (2002), Dhool (2003) and Saamy (2003) becoming commercially successful ventures. During the period, Vikram also appeared in diverse roles and received critical acclaim for his performance as a blind villager in Kasi and a Robin Hood-esque figure in Samurai. In 2003, Vikram's performance as a gravedigger with autism spectrum disorders in Bala's Pithamagan saw him win the National Film Award for Best Actor, with his character only speaking a couple of lines of dialogue in the entire film. His appearance as an idealistic lawyer with multiple personality disorder in Shankar's blockbuster Anniyan (2005) also won critical acclaim, as did his appearance as a superhero in Kanthaswamy (2009). Vikram's portrayal of Veeraiya, a tribal leader inspired by the Ramayana character Ravana, in Mani Ratnam's Raavanan saw him secure further accolades, as did his appearance as a mentally challenged adult with the maturity of a six-year-old boy in Deiva Thirumagal (2011). He consequently appeared in multiple get-ups as a bodybuilder and a crippled hunchback, losing up to 35 kilograms for sequences, during the making of Shankar's romantic thriller I (2015) and won rave reviews from critics for his performance. It is currently the sixth highest-grossing Tamil film of all time.

**Vikram has promoted various social causes and appeared as the Youth Envoy for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme in 2011. He has been a brand ambassador of Sanjeevani Trust and a school for special children, Vidya Sudha, which he stayed at during the making of Deiva Thirumagal as well as having long-term associations with the Kasi Eye Care

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Top 100 Indian Movies of All Time - Moondram Pirai

In the midst of the shock, controversy and fall out after his recently married young actress wife Shoba committed suicide, Balu Mahendra took inspiration to make one of his finest movies of all time “Moondram Pirai” (The Third Crescent) which he remade with most of the same stars in Hindi the very next year as “Sadma”.

Moondram Pirai (1982) 
Directed by Balu Mahendra
Produced by T.G. Thyagarajan and G Saravanan
Starring - Kamal Hassan, Sridevi and Silk Smitha
Written by Balu Mahendra
Music by Ilaiyaraaja
Budget/Box Office - Not available
Awards - National Awards for Acting and Cinematography, Filmfare South Award for Direction and several Tamil Nadu State Awards
IMDB Rating - 8.6/10
My Rating - 9/10

It was a dark period for 41 year old Balu Mahendra when his newly married wife Shoba took her own life at the tender age of 17. Many in the media and film industry blamed him for her death. Balu wrote Moondram Pirai about a young girl with mental trauma who is cruelly snatched away from the movie’s hero based on his time and experience with Shoba. The movie received a lot of critical acclaim becoming a box office hit and cult classic which truly launched its actors Kamal Hassan and Sridevi into superstardom. The movie won national awards and Filmfare South Awards. Balu wanted to cast Sripriya for the movie but she declined due to personal reasons. That opened the doors for Sridevi who was transitioning from child artist into lead actress roles in the early 80s. Moondram Pirai and its Hindi remake Sadma gave her the required credibility during the year when she got launched in back to back Bollywood masala movies with Jeetendra. Even after her brilliant acting in Moondram Pirai, Balu didnt consider her as his first choice for his Hindi remake. He wanted to cast Dimple in Sadma but she wanted to focus on re-launching her career with Saagar which also featured Kamal Hassan. So Balu would return to Sridevi and rest is history.

The movie follows Bhagyalakshmi, a young woman played by Sridevi who gets retrograde amnesia after an accident. She regresses into the mental state of a child who calls herself Viji and gets kidnapped and sold to a brothel. There she meets Cheenu played by Kamal Hassan who is visiting Chennai and is brought to the brothel by his local friend. When Cheenu meets Bhagyalakshmi and gets to know about her situation, he decides to take her away from the brothel. He pays the madam

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All of Kangana Ranaut's digs at Deepika Padukone in one place

Kangana Ranaut has never minced words, no matter who is on the other side. Her digs at Deepika Padukone have been a constant, if you look at Ranaut's social media. In the past few weeks since Sushant Singh Rajput's death, however, Kangana has gone all-out in her attacks on Deepika Padukone, calling the actress's mental health awareness work a 'dhandha' and what not. But this is hardly the first time Kangana has taken jibes at Deepika.

After Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the issue of nepotism and favouritism in the film industry were splashed all across social media, with Kangana Ranaut being its flag bearer. In the past, the actress has openly slammed many Bollywood biggies, but it is her consistent jibes at Deepika Padukone that has got everyone's attention now.

Recently, Kangana Ranaut posted a series of tweets calling Deepika Padukone's battle with depression fake and targeting her for being privileged. But where did the Kangana Ranaut and Deepika Padukone face-off start?

Their rivalry dates back to an award show in 2014.

We take a look back at Kangana and Deepika's clash, where it all started, how it progressed over the years and Kangana's recent attacks on Deepika.


It goes back to the year 2014, when Deepika Padukone won the Best Actress award for Happy New Year. In her acceptance speech, the actress dedicated her award to Kangana Ranaut for her performance in Queen. Kangana, however, didn't win any award.

Deepika's gesture didn't go down well with Kangana. The actress snubbed Deepika."Yes, I heard about that, but I hope someday, she would tell me in person what she feels about my work. I would appreciate that a lot more."

In another interview, Kangana said that Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra personally called her to praise her performance in the film. However, she never received one call from Deepika.

After Kangana's comment, Deepika soon called her up and Kangana told HT that they had an 'emotional and heartfelt conversation'. Kangana said, "Deepika called me, and clarified that she had no personal equation with me to make a direct call (to appreciate her performance in Queen). Also, I explained to her how it would have been unjust for me to publicly acknowledge an award from her when I have decided not to attend any awards functions. It was an emotional and heartfelt conversation. I appreciate that she called me; she is truly courteous and very emotional and I just

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Wikipedia Page of the Day: Rajinikanth


Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born 12 December 1950), known professionally as Rajinikanth, is an Indian actor who works primarily in Tamil cinema. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. He has won many awards, including four Tamil Nadu State Film Best Actor Awards and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. The Government of India has honored him with the Padma Bhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2016). He received the Chevalier Sivaji Ganesan Award for Excellence in Indian Cinema at the 4th Vijay Awards. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year". At the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (2019), he was honoured with the Icon of Global Jubilee award.

Following his debut in K. Balachander's 1975 Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal, Rajinikanth's acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films. The Suresh Krissna-directed Baashha (1995) in which Rajinikanth played a crime boss, was a major commercial success in his career and earned him a 'god-like' status in Tamil Nadu. Sivaji (2007) was the first Indian film to enter the 100 Crore Club. After earning ₹26 crore (equivalent to ₹63 crore or US$8.9 million in 2019) for his role in Sivaji, Rajinikanth became the highest-paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time. He played dual roles, as a scientist and an andro-humanoid robot, in the science fiction film Enthiran (2010) and its sequel 2.0 (2018), both being India's most expensive production at the time of their release, and among the highest-grossing Indian films of all time.

**Rajinikanth is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most popular actors in the history of Indian cinema. His popularity has been attributed to his uniquely styled dialogues and idiosyncrasies in films, as well as his political statements and philanthropy. A philanthropist, he undertook a day-long fast in 2002 to protest the Government of Karnataka's decision to not release Kaveri River water into Tamil Nadu, and donated ₹10 million (US$140,000) toward a plan to interlink Indian rivers. Rajinikanth is the only Indian actor to be featured in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) syllabus, in a lesson titled From Bus Conductor to Superstar. In 2015, a film about his fandom, For the Love of a Man, premiered at the

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Fifty people who have affected Hindus and Hinduism in a negative way – Francois Gautier

In a recently posted article on François Gautier’s website, he lists the names of 50 people who can be described as enemies of Hindus and Hinduism. He says that he created the list, which is incomplete, without malice aforethought.

Here is the list, 50 Biggest Enemies of Hindus (Dead or Alive), including the reasons he gives to justify his choice of enemies — Editor

  • Thomas Babington Macaulay – He played a significant role in introducing English and western concepts to education in India. This was worthy as no one can deny that English gives India an edge in dealing with other countries to penetrate into the era of globalization. Yet, Macaulay had very little regard for Hindu culture and education including all the books written in Sanskrit which actually contains all the historical information. Rather, the worthless abridgement used at preparatory schools in England is considered more valuable than books written in Sanskrit language. Today, much of India’s intellectuals and Media stand as a proof of the success of Macaulay as they look down on their own culture and analyse India through the western prism.
  • Indian National Congress – Only a few people know that the Indian National Congress was founded on 28 December 1885 by a Britisher, A.O. Hume. Its objectives were to “allow all those who work for the national (read British) good to meet each other personally, to discuss and decide of the political operations to start during the year”. And certainly, till the end of the 19th century, the Congress, who regarded British rule in India as a “divine dispensation”, was pleased with criticising moderately the Government, while endorsing its loyalty to the Crown and its faith in “liberalism” and “the British innate sense of justice”! The real nationalist leaders like Sri Aurobindo and Tilak, were put aside by the “moderate Congress”.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru – A French historian Alain Danielou writes, “Nehru was the perfect replica of a certain type of Englishman.” Several times he used the expression ‘continental people’, with an amused and sarcastic manner, to designate French or Italians. He reviled non-anglicised Indians and had a very shallow and partial knowledge of India. His ideal, the romantic socialism of 19th century Britain, was totally unfit to India, as the conditions of India were totally different from 19th century Europe. Nehru has been promoted by Congress as an icon, which nobody has yet dared to touch, but as history will
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[EPILOGUE] Pax Indica

> ###The Indian Subcontinent in 2050

> A timeline of events in the Indian subcontinent between 2035 and 2050.

> ___

> ###The Great Indian War (2033-2038)

> Rise of DUSS and PRT

> Beginning in 2033 and lasting until mid-2038, the Great Indian War was, without a doubt, the bloodiest continental conflict since the Second World War, resulting in the deaths of over sixty seven million people including military casualties and civilian deaths and over two trillion dollars in terms of property damage and instrumental in completely changing the face of both Indian and Asian geopolitics forever. What began as ethnic and socioeconomic strife back in the 20s would spiral into a full-fledged continental war within ten years and while most scholars and historians regard 2033, the year of the declaration of independence of the southern Dravidian states, as the start of the Great Indian War, some argue that the war had begun as early as 2027 in the manner of ethnic and religious pogroms in India, especially targeted towards southern Indians and Muslims. Reaching a wide audience and acquiring great popular support for their separation from India, both the Dravidian Union of Socialist States and the People's Republic of Telangana were successful in keeping their territories under control despite heavy assaults and slowly chipped away at more and more territory; the city of Bengaluru, the tech capital of India, would fall to the DUSS in November 2035, a massive blow to an already deprecated morale in the Indian Army. The fall of the city also led to the Congress, already having been elected by a thin margin, to be voted out and replaced by the BJP although this time under Amit Shah, the assassinated former Prime Minister Modi's personal friend and ally. The civil strife in Maharashtra finally finds a voice in the newly rejuvenated Republican Marathi Congress (formerly the Republican Party of India), championing Marathi nationalism, secularism, anti-casteism, and laissez-faire capitalism with a focus on creating a welfare state. The party does not take up arms, however, and continues with its stance of non-violent resistance. Negotiations regarding increased autonomy with Delhi fail as the Indian economy completely collapses and inflation goes sky high, further cementing the idea of secession among all active groups and in states that had previously remained pro-Delhi as the odds of a re

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Here are the associations between individuals and organizations that influence Indian politics and discussions in Indian public space.
  • Suzanna Arundhati Roy is niece of Prannoy Roy (CEO of NDTV)

  • Prannoy Roy sits Council on Foreign Relations' International Advisory Board.

  • Mukesh D. Ambani also sits on CFR's International Advisory Board.

  • Mukesh is MD, Reliance Industries Ltd.

  • Prannoy Roy married to Radhika Roy

  • Radhika Roy is sister of Brinda Karat (CPI(M))

  • Brinda Karat married to Prakash Karat (CPI(M) - General Secretary)

  • Arundhati Roy meets Ghulam Nabi Fai in London and reiterates independence of 'Kashmir' from India. (June 2011)

  • Fai is arrested by FBI in July 2011

  • Prakash was part of debating club in Madras (Chennai).N.Ram,

  • P.Chidambaram & Mythili Shivaraman were part of this group.This group started a magazine "Radical Review".

  • CPI(M)'s senior member of Politburo and Parliamentary Group Leader is Sitaram Yechury.

  • Sitaram Yechury is married to Seema Chisthi.

  • Seema Chisthi is the Resident Editor of Indian Express

  • Burkha Dutt works at NDTVPrabha Dutt was mother of Burkha Dutt.

  • Prabha Dutt was a chief reporter for Hindustan Times.

  • Bahar Dutt is sister of Burkha Dutt.Bahar works for CNN-IBN as an Environment Editor

  • .Rajdeep Sardesai was Managing Editor at NDTV

  • Rajdeep Sardesai married to Sagrika GhoseSagarika Ghose is daughter of Bhaskar Ghose.

  • Bhaskar Ghose was Director General of Doordarshan.

  • Sagarika Ghose's aunt is Ruma Pal.

  • Ruma Pal is former justice of Supreme Court.

  • Sagarika Ghose's another aunt is Arundhati Ghose.

  • Arundhati Ghose was India's permanent representative/ambassador to United Nations.

  • Rajdeep is now Editor-in-Chief at CNN-IBN

  • CNN-IBN is a tie up between GBN (Global Business Network) and Turner International.

  • GBN is a Network 18 company.CNN is one of Turner International's asset.

  • Sagarika also works at CNN-IBN as senior editor and as an anchor.Dilip D'Souza was member of PIPFD

  • Dilip D'Souza's father was Joseph Bain D'Souza.

  • J.B.D'Souza was former Maharastra Chief Seccretary and activist.Teesta Setalva member of PIPFD

  • Teesta Setalvad married to Javed Anand

  • Teesta and Javed run Sabrang Communications.

  • Javed Anand is General Secretary of Muslims for Secular Democracy { ?? }

  • Javed Akhtar is spokesperson for Muslims for Secular DemocracyJaved Akhtar married to Shabana Azmi

  • Karan Thapar owns ITV

  • ITV produces shows for BBC

  • Karan Thapar's father was General Pran Nath Thapar COAS during 1962 war, when India lost under his watch.

  • Karan Thapar was very good friend of Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Z

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Stuff named after Gandhi Family.

Sports/Tournaments/Trophies (28), Stadiums (23), Airports/ports (5), Universities/Education Institutes, (103), Awards (50), Scholarship / Fellowship (15), National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums (15), National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums, (15) Hospitals/Medical Institutions, (40) Institutions / Chairs / Festivals(37), Roads/Buildings/places:(77), Sanjay Gandhi stuff(30), Stuff named after Motilal Nehru (15), Stuff named after Kamla Nehru(14)


  1. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament

  2. Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run

  3. Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship

  4. Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football)

  5. NSCI – Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi

  6. Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala

  7. Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament

  8. Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet

  9. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championship

  10. Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi

  11. Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh

  12. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut

  13. Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, Initiated by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi

  14. Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football

  15. Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football)

  16. Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons

  17. All India Rajiv Gandhi Basketball (Girls) Tournament, organized by Delhi State

  18. All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling Gold Cup, organized by Delhi State

  19. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Jhopadpatti Football Tournament, Rajura

  20. Rajiv Gandhi International Invitation Gold Cup Football Tournament, Jamshedpur

  21. Rajiv Gandhi Mini Olympics, Mumbai

  22. Rajiv Gandhi Beachball Kabaddi Federation

  23. Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy Prerana Foundation

  24. International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament

  25. Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament

  26. Indira Gandhi Boat Race

  27. Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Football Tournament

  28. Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament


  1. Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi

  2. Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi

  3. Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi

  4. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium, Bawana

  5. Rajiv Gandhi National Football Academy, Haryana

  6. Rajiv Gandhi AC Stadium, Vishakhapatnam

  7. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Pondicherry

  8. Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahariagun, Itanagar

  9. Rajiv Gandhi Badminton Indoor Stadium, Cochin

  10. Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra,Ernakulam

  11. Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex , Singhu

  12. Rajiv Gandh

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Top controversies/incidents happened in years 2014-2018

I decided to make a list of the top controversies/incidents happened in years 2014-2017 that either started debate on social media or started a political blame game.

Like me, many of you have already forgotten many of the incidents mentioned in this article.

If i forgot to mention any incident that had any influence on social media please do mention in comments.

P.S. my english sucks so please dont complaint about any grammar mistakes.

YEAR 2014 (Election Year):

Love-jihad : Allegations of Love Jihad first rose to national awareness in September 2009, but the resurgence of the term 'LOVE JIHAD' happened in 2014 (because of elections, i guess). (source-- Wikipedia )

jayalalitha - PM narendra modi article on sri lanka website : The article titled 'How meaningful are Jayalalitha's love letters to Narendra Modi?' had been published without appropriate authorisation and it has been removed from the website. (Source)

Sankrit vs German in Kendra Vidyalya : In November 2014, the HRD minister Smriti Irani, in a mid-session, directed to pull out German language as a third subject in all Kendra Vidyalya. (Source)

DU-UGC: FYUP Controversy : The FYUP was part of several protests against the implementation of certain controversial reforms at the university of Delhi. (Wikipedia , HindustanTimes).

Sakshi Maharaj- Madarsa controversy : in Sept 2014, BJP MP from Unnao said : "Education of terrorism is being given in madrassas. They (madrassas)... are making them terrorists and jihadis....It is not in national interest." (IndiaToday)

Goa's deputy CM remarks on hindu nation : All Indians are Hindu, I'm Christian Hindu: Goa deputy CM. (TimesOfIndia)

Controversy over Bikini, short skirts & Pubs in Goa : [IndiaTimes](http

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What's Going on in Columbia? November 12-18th

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Messiah – November 15 7 PM – 9 PM at Jesse Auditorium. The MU Choral Union presents George Frideric Handel’s most recognizable work on the verge of 2019 – the 260th anniversary of his death. Though this piece was originally written as an Easter celebration, today it is intertwined with the Christmas season, featuring the Hallelujah Chorus in its second part. A collaboration between the Choral Union, University Singers and University Philharmonic.

Missouri Contemporary Ballet – November 16 & 17 7 PM at Missouri Theatre. As Missouri Contemporary Ballet blasts into their 13th season, they bring a repertoire performance of all world premieres. Choreographers will be; MCB's Artistic Director Karen Mareck Grundy, Resident Choreographer, Fernando Rodriguez; and Guest Choreographers Joshua Blake Carter of Chicago, and Sean Carmon, a dancer with Alvin Ailey. There are bound to be twists and turns in this diverse blend of creators.

The Jungle Book – November 15 & 16 at 7 PM and November 17 & 18 at 2 PM at PACE Theatre. Our Next Show is ready for you! In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?

Chuck’s Jungle – November 16 & 17 7:30 PM and November 18 2 PM at Talking Horse Productions. Written by local playwright, David Webber, Chuck's Jungle is a powerful and poignant look at the lives of homeless men and women in America. Set on the outskirts of a familiar town near the airport, Chuck has set up an ideal camp safe from law enforcement, weather, and other uninvited guests. Alongside his friends, Walt, Ernie, and Patty, Chuck struggles to live peacefully while always running low on food, money, and supplies. When newcomer Jason comes to the camp, he disrupts the balance of the group and Chuck's way of life. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Love, Inc.


Dinner & Wine Series – November 13 7 PM – 10 PM at Glenn’s Café. Two gourmet chefs and a sommelier personally guide y

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About that censored documentry

In my previous post i posted about Google transparency report. It's no big deal actually. There are many take downs, it's pretty common.

In the report there was this censored documentry which was removed across several countries. I digged a little bit about and found out that it was a stupid fucking low quality, low effort "documentry" .

Video :

[removing the video link as it is not allowed to post (i think) according to law, as it is banned in india] [ you can watch it on youtube by simply searching "innocence of muslims" video length : 14 minutes]

Probably censored because YouTube. Couldn't find any other source even in duckduckgo or others.

Now watch it. Comment your reaction.

Proof that that this is the actual doc :

What happened during the production?

The doc creator dubbed the audio, changed the title several times.

What happened after release?

Nobody saw LoL. It sparked outrage after everybody gave attention to it. One of the biggest stupid move everyone makes.

What were the reactions of RoP?

Arre how could they be quite? They killed 90 hoomans and injured 695 hoomans of which 25 of then are indians.

What happened in India?


>On September 14, the U.S. consulate in Chennai, India, was attacked, with protestors throwing stones and footwear at the consulate. Police dispersed the crowd, causing minor injuries to 25 protesters. The Consulate asked American citizens to enroll in the STEP program, asked American citizens to follow the local news and media and ceased the consulate's operation temporarily. Additional Police protection for the consulate was also granted by the Tamil Nadu Government.[14][60]

What happened in Pakistan?


>Pakistan witnessed widespread protests all across the country.[62] On September 14, security forces clashed with demonstrators outside the U.S. embassy in Islamabad over the anti-Islam film.[63] Protesters called for the execution of the filmmaker and urged Islamabad to close the US Embassy and expel its diplomats.[64] In the eastern city of Lahore, demonstrators burned the US flag outside the U.S. consulate and shouted slogans against the United States and Israel. On September 16, Voice of America News reported that police fired tear gas and water cannon at hundreds of demonstrators as they approached the heavily guarded consulate in the southern city of Karachi.[65] On September 19, a businessman who

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What's Going on in Columbia? November 6-11th

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The United States Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors in Concert – November 7 7 PM – 9 PM at Jesse Auditorium. Join the Jazz Ambassadors in Columbia, Missouri to hear the military’s finest practitioners of jazz and swing. The Army’s official touring big band, this 19-member jazz ensemble has received widespread acclaim at home and abroad, earning the Jazz Ambassadors the title “America’s Big Band”. This concert is free and open to the public.

Sans Merci – November 8 – 11 7:30 PM at Warehouse Theatre. Kelly, a survivor of rape and attempted murder by South American revolutionaries, is visited three years after the attack by the con­servative mother of Tracy, the other victim. Slowly, the survivor and mother negotiate their grief at losing Tracy and discern the truth. They explore their dangerous humanitarian mission and all that happened on that final day.

Sounds of Japan – November 10 7 PM at Missouri Theatre. Columbia Chorale officially opens its 40th season with Sounds of Japan, a Japanese-themed concert featuring special guests the Osuwa Taiko Drumming Ensemble. The taiko’s deep, thunderous sound was traditionally used to communicate among neighboring villages and to intimidate enemies in warfare, but is now a celebrated art form worldwide. This concert uniquely blends Eastern and Western music and rhythm to depict a universal musical language that transcends borders and cultures.

Opera Scenes – November 9 – 10 7:30 PM at Rhynsburger Theatre. Show-Me Opera presents two evenings of Opera Scenes, directed by Christine Seitz. The world premiere performances of “A Certain Madness” by MU student composer Hans Bridger Heruth. Based on the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Certain Madness" sees Sherlock and Watson attempt to solve a murder with the help of an unlikely ally - a medium! The program will also include selected scenes from a wide range of operatic repertoire.

Stephens College Showcase Ensembles Concert – November 11 7:30 PM at Historic Senior Hall. Enjoy vocal jazz and musical theatrenumbers presented by our ensembles, The Velvetones and A Class Act Musical and Theatre Troupe.


2nd Annual Cider Festival – Nov

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Wikipedia Page of the Day: Rajinikanth


Shivaji Rao Gaekwad (born 12 December 1950), known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor, who works primarily in Tamil cinema. He began acting in plays while working in the Bangalore Transport Service as a bus conductor. In 1973, he joined the Madras Film Institute to pursue a diploma in acting. Following his debut in K. Balachander's Tamil drama Apoorva Raagangal (1975), his acting career commenced with a brief phase of portraying antagonistic characters in Tamil films.

After earning ₹26 crore (equivalent to ₹55 crore or US$8.6 million in 2016) for his role in Sivaji (2007), he was the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan at the time. While working in other regional film industries of India, Rajinikanth has also appeared in the cinemas of other nations, including the American film Bloodstone (1988). As of 2014, Rajinikanth has won six Tamil Nadu State Film Awards, four Best Actor Awards and two Special Awards for Best Actor — and a Filmfare Best Tamil Actor Award. In addition to acting, he has also worked as a producer and screenwriter. Apart from his film career, he is also a philanthropist, spiritualist, and serves as an influence in Dravidian politics.

The Government of India has honoured him with the Padma Bhushan in 2000 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2016 for his contributions to the arts. At the 45th International Film Festival of India (2014), he was conferred with the "Centenary Award for Indian Film Personality of the Year".

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