On the first of October, in the annual marketing fest, Insight 2016 of the India’s premier B-school, IIM Ahmedabad, came a big delight in the speakers’ series. Many of us there essentially didn’t recognise who the speaker was but the couch -‘Creator of the Mauka Mauka advt.’ below his portrait on the gigantic screen bound many, not to leave the Ravi J. Matthai auditorium for the next hour.
‘You are more dangerous to this country than Maoists and terrorists. Don’t dare speak over me!’
These were the words of outraged Arnab Goswami to Umar Khalid during JNU ruckus.
‘Pradhan Mantri ji, aapki foreign policy kaafi achi rahi hai. Your speech to the US Congress was a humorous one and liked by all.’ These again were the words of the same Arnab Goswami while interviewing Narendra Modi. Continue reading “You are more dangerous to this country than Maoists!”
Certainly, story and drama create an innate connect within people towards something. Nothing can serve a better example than the unreleased movie ‘Udta Punjab’.
A scored a gleaming 90% in Class 12 board examinations, aspiring to become a doctor. B scored a meagre 50%. A was a ‘general‘ candidate, hence had to kill her wish and had to study Engineering from some XYZ college. B was an ST. She now plays in the lobbies of the best medical college; shamelessly clicking selfies all day long. Such is the unabashed wrath of this blasphemy called Reservation.
Censor aficionado Pehlaj Nihalani,
Frankly speaking, I didn’t know you until your name popped up in ‘Udta Punjab’ controversy. When I saw you, everywhere on my news feed, I learned that you head the Censor Board of India. You are in such abyssal love with the word ‘censor’ that you had proposed 89 cuts in the movie beside dropping the name ‘Punjab’ from Udta.
The year was 2003. Analysts hailed ‘India Shining’ and every other exit and opinion poll forecasted the return of the ‘Vajpayee’ Sarkaar. Vajpayee was so cocksure of his comeback that he called for matinal elections; but the election results were an absolute shocker.
After being in the corporate world for more than a decade now, Nilesh Rathod narrates a fast-paced story; offering an insider’s view of what goes on behind the glittering facade of corporate stardom. A Graduate in Commerce, a Chartered Financial Analyst and co-founder of Ensemble Infrastructure India Limited, Nilesh never planned to be a writer. In an exclusive interview to eVowlive, he talks about his debut novel, ‘Destiny of Shattered Dreams‘ and his upcoming projects.
It’s the way my education system is managing poetry and literature that’s hurting me. I am a growing poet and have noticed myself taking interest in poetry, ratings and articles since August last month. I regret that I couldn’t understand it when I was in class eight; I regret that it didn’t like it much back then.
The year was 1999. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft was attributed as saying – ‘We think of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) as a student in the competitor and hobbyist market. I don’t see it competing with the Windows in the competitor market’. Microsoft has often denied and ignored the indispensability of LINUX tools.
In the wake of the debate ensuing on social media and television, a major chunk of the political class and society is asking – what should be the permissible extent of freedom of expression? What degree of opinion must be accepted?