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Hyderabad to host third edition of Indywood Film Carnival

Hyderabad to host third edition of Indywood Film Carnival

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Indywood Film Carnival is all set to kick off its third edition at Ramoji Film City from December 1 to 4. The carnival will be inaugurated by Vice President M .Venkaiah Naidu along with Union Minister of State for Tourism Alphons Kannanthanam, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao, Telangana Minister for Cinematography Talasani Srinivas Yadav to be present at Princess hall on 1st of December at 6 pm. The carnival is expected to draw in 50,000 footfalls, 5000 trade delegates, 500 plus investors, 300 exhibitors and 2500 plus talents from across the country. UAE-based NRI industrialist Sohan Roy spearheads Project Indywood which is being promoted by 2000 Indian billionaires and corporates. Sohan Roy who is also the Chairman and CEO of UAE-based Aries Group aims at initiating 10,000...
Child Abuse: Steps to be taken by Families and Schools

Child Abuse: Steps to be taken by Families and Schools

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-Sreedevi Rajesh About 10-20 years ago, girls were free to play joyfully, get upon elder ones (males) laps and enjoy their petting. But now the guise has terribly changed. Parents now are scared to allow any indulgence of others with their child as the society is going through perverted sexual vulgarities. Not only girl children, the opposite gender of the similar age groups also are at high risk of molestation. Today atrocities against children have ramped up ridiculously, for no doubt. They are abused sexually physically and emotionally by various unconventional means. It is a critical offence and country is in a state of affairs for immediate interference. Poxo cases regarding sexual atrocities against children have been increased from former years. According to the studies of C...
Formal Education in India – How far is it Flawless?

Formal Education in India – How far is it Flawless?

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- Shashi Sharma "Formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free” We’ve all been to schools and colleges, “learned” quite a lot of stuff from people there which are meant to be applied in our everyday lives. We’ve been taught things related to a variety of subjects, manners, social skills and other such stuff. We’ve all been there for the sake of attaining what’s called “Education” and ways to make use of it. This is what’s called Formal Education because we were made to follow a particular scheme, a particular manner to learn and take away all of that stuff. But are we really making use of what’s been taught to us in this “manner” of education? Ever thought about it? It is true that getting educated formally from deemed schools and colleges
Is squat just an exercise to define your thighs and abdomen?

Is squat just an exercise to define your thighs and abdomen?

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-Ridhima Mourya It is of no question that the older generation had rounder bums than that of us. They had curvy abdomen and sexy thighs. You would now say, it is all because they had better physical activities than us. Yes, that is true and that is the reason for their sexier physical appearance - agreed. So what was that they did so as to achieve it? What sort of physical positioning every time? Before answering it, let me say, if you are that 10 hour working (sitting) professional, and daunt for the gym, you would be told by your trainer that squat is the most efficient exercise for your bulky belly and dancing thighs. Squats are considered as primary exercise for developing core strength as well as increasing the strength and size of the legs and buttocks. Squats works on l...
Hubbub over the hijab: The tale of the headscarf in a democracy

Hubbub over the hijab: The tale of the headscarf in a democracy

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-Fidha Sherin Can a piece of clothing pose threat to democracy? Apparently, yes. The hijab that clad the believing Muslim woman has now become the shroud of the withering spirit of democracy. From a symbol of oppression to a feminist statement, the hijab has been there, done that. In the backdrop of growing Islamophobia in the west, the multiple-hued hijabs have come to be seen as the black-hued civil disobedience protest banner. In most Muslim-majority countries it is mandatory for even young girls to wear the hijab, sometimes against their will. The stark contrast in both the above cases has become a bone of contention between law-abiding ‘believing' women and freewheeling ‘believing' women. To clear the air, there is almost unanimous consensus on hijab as being sanctioned by th
Indywood launches Billion Dollar Club

Indywood launches Billion Dollar Club

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Commenting on Billionaires Club, Sohan Roy, Founder Director of Indywood highlighted that Billionaires Club is a novel initiative to attract business tycoons, investors and corporates from across the world to entertainment industry in India. “Opportunities galore in entertainment sector especially movies, animation and graphics. The Indian Film Industry according to a report prepared by Deloitte-Indywood is expected to grow at 11 per cent CAGR reaching USD 3.7 billion by 2020. In the coming years the volume of foreign direct investment will play a decisive role in conceiving and implementing mega projects. Billionaires Club is a new step in this direction to educate movers and shakers about the vast opportunities in the sector and how it can be tapped effectively,” he said. 1000 movies
Romanticizing Mental Illness : A cool trend by the ‘wannabe depressed’

Romanticizing Mental Illness : A cool trend by the ‘wannabe depressed’

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-Fidha Sherin Mental illness has been long subjected to stigmatization in our society. In the rural areas, it is not uncommon for people to associate mental illness with demonic possession and the like. While still being a hushed-up topic in urban areas, more and more people are being open about it. Then there is another interesting trend developing: the tendency to romanticize mental illness. Swinging between these extremes, our society clearly needs to take a balanced approach to this issue. About a year back, Bollywood's reigning queen Deepika Padukone candidly spoke about having been suffering from anxiety and depression. The news made waves as it established the actor as bold in real life as her portrayed characters on screen. Consequently, the revelation also inspired many ...
Chennai’s Love-Hate Relationship With Rains – Some Facts

Chennai’s Love-Hate Relationship With Rains – Some Facts

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-Fidha Sherin Of late, the riddle of the water problem seems to baffle Chennaites. A typical summer in Chennai revs up the mercury levels, followed by an acute water scarcity problem across different parts of the city. Come the monsoon season, and water again proves problematic – this time by causing inundation of roads. As a Twitter user cleverly pointed out - ‘Till November, water scarcity. After November, water scares city’. Earlier this year, there was widespread media coverage on the water scarcity faced by Chennai. Allegedly, improper maintenance of water bodies had caused a drought-like situation in several parts of the city. Albeit not entirely a new issue, this year’s drought was considered the worst in the last 140 years. Now enter the north-east monsoon. Reportedly, the
You too and #metoo, now where to?

You too and #metoo, now where to?

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-Fidha Sherin   Happen to be on social media? Notice how things go viral over minutes? Liked, shared, viewed, commented, retweeted? I hope you answered in the positive, because I did too. Yeah, me too ! Then it is fair to assume that we are all well-acquainted with the #Metoo campaign that took the internet by storm. To trace the trail of the storm, it all began when a slew of female actors accused Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault. The storm gained ground when actor Alyssa Milano tweeted “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted,” Milano added, “write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” Not many foresaw the results which were beyond astonishing. According to reports, The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours, according to Twitter. On
The recent Mersal Controversy painted by Political and Religious hues

The recent Mersal Controversy painted by Political and Religious hues

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Off late, controversies have become confined to particular party in India. Though the agenda behind the splurging controversies are unknown to the public, the Prime Minister and his fellow men are curiously involving themselves in many notorious statements. The Taj Mahal controversy has just been subsided. Even the Kerala Tourism Board tweeted supporting the Master Piece that went viral. It is interesting to note that the Taj Mahal statement was thrown within a few days of BRD Medical College Case where 69 children died in 4 days. Does it show that controversies are voluntarily built to hide some flaws? What is Mersal Controversy? Several BJP members have taken offense to a scene in which Vijay's slams GST in his movie Mersal that released on 18th October. In the scene, Vijay’s ch
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