The big news is that despite the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) claims that public sector banks are well-prepared to deal with monetary frauds post the infamous Vijay Mallya fiasco, jeweler Nirav Modi has been able to dump the authorities by stealing somewhere close to INR 11,500 crore in driblets of foreign currency. What comes as a bigger surprise is the fact that neither the internal auditors nor the people in power were able to unearth the fraud. Continue reading “Questions aplenty as Nirav Modi pulls off a dramatic heist…”
Filmmaking is rightly considered a profession allowing the creative juices to flow out of people. It provides people with the widest extent of unleashing their creativity. A director puts his creativity to use in an attempt to create a world of his own. A film maker takes all sorts of cinematic liberties (He’s bound to). Historical depictions are subject to a considerable amount of distortion. History is something which is always created. Distorting history can prove extremely fatal. The recent attack on director Sanjay Leela Bhansali comes as a wake-up call that Hindu extremism is no longer a myth, but a harsh reality.
It’s an age old fact that with one’s choice of words, one can win over the hearts and minds of people. Words are enough to deliver fatal blows and terrorize the masses. I believe those associated with history would be able to understand the point I’m trying to make. Adolf Hitler, the Fuehrer of Nazi Germany, mobilized the masses and sent the Germans to war. Continue reading “Politics: A game of wordplay”
In my opinion, politics is more of a mind game than anything else. The supporters and the well wishers of almost all the political parties have this habit of flooding the social media circles with Scandalous, fake and malicious posts in order to frame their rivals. In response, those framed, would expose these charges as scandalous misinformation if not anything else. I, in all fairness, would like to believe that this process makes the masses realize that messages posted over various social media platforms cannot be trusted without verifying the facts and figures. Continue reading “A game of deception……”