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All You Must Know About Friendship Day

The transformation from paper-written pen friends to online-social network chats is not hundred-years-old. But one thing never changed- youngster’s beeline for gift-shops to buy choicest soft-toys, greetings cards and wrist bands. A materialistic display of abstract love – friendship. And this is possible because of Friendship Day!

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Drishyam: A Movie That Is Truly Deceptive

The Ajay Devgan starrer that released on Friday is the perfect example of a Bollywood movie with a movie star in the lead role aiming for big box office returns; big money in short. The trailer of the movie is well made. It excites you over a prospect of...

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ISIS Continues To Vanquish, Through Social Media

The American Media Institute recently received an ISIS recruitment document outlining their future plans. Amongst other plans that were revealed, the document stated that ISIS has been planning an attack on India in the hopes of starting an Armageddon like war and confrontation with the United States that would...

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Living In The City: Life In A Single Yellow Metro

A metro station is like an obstinately static badass spider queen that refuses to leave her lair. She magically weaves around webs of tunnels, million miles longer than one can imagine. Notwithstanding the human difficulties, she is swayed here, there, everywhere, and it’s your damned duty to find the...

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Friendzone- Does It Really Exist?

Friendzone: Yeah, that’s the area most of us simply walk into. No, it isn’t a city, state or a country; it isn’t a café, pub or a restaurant either. It’s just an invisible space in our minds- yours and mine. Needed or not needed? Well, certainly NOT needed.

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Masaan: Impunity From The Shackles Of Society

Masaan, directed by Neeraj Ghaywan, stars the talented Richa Chaddha and newbies Vicky Kaushal and Shweta Tripathi in prominent roles. Premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, Masaan was awarded FIPRESCI, International Jury of Film Critics prize and Promising Future prize in the Un Certain Regard section.

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Milind Soman: Once A Champion, Forever A Champion

The title “Ironman” won by Indian model Milind Soman might leave you wondering about so many things, and in this process you can’t help but relate this title to Hollywood film, “Ironman”. While you begin thinking about the tough iron suit which the Ironman embodies in the film, here...

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North Korea: A Mockery Of Democracy?

North Korea calls itself The Democratic People's Republic of Korea. I don’t think that the people of North Korea identify themselves as “Democratic”. The party is fooling no one by calling themselves a “Democratic Republic”. The country follows the “songun” or “military first” policy which dictates according to the...

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The Rise And Rise Of Bangladesh Cricket Team

Time and again, Bangladesh cricket team has shown scintillating performances and has left the people worldwide biting their nails. The breath taking comeback by the Bangladeshi team came to light only after the team won against the top teams like Pakistan, India and South Africa.

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Why Bajirao Mastani’s Trailer Failed To Impress Me

After delivering movies like Devdas, Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam and Goliyon ki Raasleela- Ramleela; Sanjay Leela Bhansali is back with another of his “great” creations- Bajirao Mastani. With larger than life characters, exquisitely royal locations, grand sets, heavy costumes, intensive fight sequences, blood and swords- it seems that...

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JLF 2016: Let The Magic Of Arts Cast Its Spell On You

Though the confirmed list of the speakers for 2016 is not out yet, the organizers have given a tentative list of speaker’s that may come to the event. Neel Mukherjee (The Lives of Others, 2014), Canadian writer Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale, 1985), Man Booker winner Ian McEwan (Amsterdam,...

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Fighting The War Against Ebola In Liberia

On September 5, 2014, the WHO officially declared that the outbreak was over in Nigeria and Senegal and on May 9, 2015, Liberia was also declared free of the outbreak. However, on June 28, 2015, a 17-year-old male died in Liberia. Since then, 6 such cases have...

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Bruce Jenner Wins The ESPY Award As Caitlyn

While Jenner’s selection was praised by many, yet there were people who felt that Jenner had been out of action in the field of sports for many years now. And that the award could have been given to someone more deserving. Whether this argument is right or wrong is...

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PEGIDA: Rebirth Of The Nazi Propaganda?

Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident (PEGIDA) or the “Monday demonstrators” as they are called, is gaining momentum every passing day with more and more supporters pouring into Dresden and other German cities to express their discontent against god knows what issues.

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Racial Difference Versus Racial Preference

All said and done, racism still exists. And a universal way to show this is to say that a particular race is not attractive. This fact was corroborated by a research done in November, 2013 where data was collected from a popular Facebook dating app, “Are you interested?” The...

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The Curious Case Of Corrective Rapes

The word “corrective measure” was first coined in South Africa after instances where victims had been raped due to their sexual orientations came into limelight. Since then, numerous such cases have been reported all around the world where corrective rapes are practiced with the consent of the family members.

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Can The World Ever Become One Culture?

Mass media as a whole is seen as one of the main propagators of globalization. Today a significant amount of the global population watches the same T.V shows and movies, reads the same books and magazines listens to the same music and is influenced by the same advertisements. Therefore,...

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The ‘Kismat Konnection’ Of Shahid And Mira

Tinsel town’s prince charming, Shahid Kapoor, found her princess in the Delhi based Mira Rajput. The two tied the knot in Delhi in a quiet ceremony on 7th July, and headed to Mumbai soon after. 12th July witnessed probably the grandest wedding function of the year. Their reception was...

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Don’t Underestimate The Minions- Size Doesn’t Matter To Be The Most Badass Existence!

Featuring the Gravity queen, Sandra Bullock’s voice along with other artists such as Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton and Allison Janney, Minions is a prequel spin-off to the Despicable Mefranchise. It has been released pan-India following a thunderous applause.. An American 3D computer-animated supposedly family comedy, it’s produced by NBCUniversal...

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Sania Mirza Was, Is And Will Be World’s No 1

Saturday night will go down as a glorious night in India’s sports history. In fact, this year’s coveted Wimbledon championship will go down in history as the event that will remain in the hearts and minds of every Indian. Leander Paes won Men’s doubles, Sumit Nagal won Boy’s doubles...

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Baahubali: A Desi Version Of 300?

S.S. Rajamouli’s Baahubali, which bears a striking resemblance to 300 in terms of special effects, has managed to leave everybody awe-struck as it hit the theaters today. With effects that manage to match up to that of Hollywood movies, Baahubali is action, romance and thrill all packed in one...

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