Queen Elizabeth II’s Death has provoked significant online debate, especially amongst a section of the former British colonies.
The government declared a day of mourning on Sunday in India, with flags flying at half-staff to honor the late Queen Elizabeth II. But some online reactions across much of the country were blaming the Queen for Colonialism.
I also understand where most of the comments and points of view are coming from, and it is the anger of the dark past of British Colonialism
and yes, it needs to be talked about, but I feel like it should be targeted toward the Queen, especially on her death. as an Indian, I am just trying to put a different perspective.
This news makes me really happy, at least some hope for the Indian judicial system.
Bollywood super star Salman Khan who has been accused of drink driving, hit & run (killing 1 person), killing protected animals, domestic violence, and manipulating Indian judiciary system for over 12-13 years was finally found guilty of culpable homicide, and was sentenced to 5 years in prison.
Salman Khan has been manipulating the system for way to long.
After killing people and animals, bringing Black money from underworld and abusing women left right center for years he created this brand called Being Human to show the world how philanthropist he is. What a joke.
Glad that he will be away for 5 years and now hopefully producers won’t have to spend that money on silly scripts and good scripts and talent gets more money that they deserve.
Bollywood celebs seems to be in complete support of Salman Khan, completely ignoring the the victim, this shows that in india if your poor then you are Nobody.
Wife of the victim Nurulah Mahbob Sharif, said she had been waiting a long time for justice, adding: “We have gone through a lot of hardships.”
“Everything is so expensive and we hardly have any income. My kids are always under stress,”
All those Indian celebs and fans standing by Salman, make sure it’s not on the pavement your standing on.
lets celebrate this great day with some Salman Khan memes.
Local fishermen caught Sawfish, also known as carpenter sharks near my dads hometown Satpatibeach almost 1 hr from Mumbai, India.
This prehistoric beautiful fish is a critically endangered species and face the threat of extinction as a result of habitat loss and overfishing.
Sawfish is a survivor from the Cretaceous period (66 million years ago), and can be found both in saltwater or in rivers and creeks, It may look like sharks but are actually more closely related to rays. Their “saw” is both a weapon and a sensory organ, Although usually peaceful, the sawfish can become extremely dangerous if provoked. this fishes was probably a staple food for the largest carnivorous dinosaur, as a vertebra from the fish was found stuck between the dinosaur’s teeth.
All the seven varieties of sawfish, including four from India, have been listed as critically endangered on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). They are also considered the most threatened marine fish.
Sawfish were once abundant in India’s coastal waters, but are rarely seen these days, as per the article in Hindu. Good thing is that the sawfish is alredy protected under the Wildlife Protection Act but education and awareness is needed
After almost a decade Director Ketan Mehta’s Movie ‘Rang Rasiya’ finally hit screens today in India.
Rang Rasiya (Colors Of Passion) is about my favourite Indian painter and father of modern Indian art Raja Ravi Varma, who gave faces to Indian gods, and made saree a popular Indian garment.
I had a great opportunity to watch english version of this movie last year at Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Its an interesting movie on censorship of Art.
Raja Ravi Varma was dragged to court for painting God and Goddesses in half nudes and how he eventually fought back and won the case.
Both strikingly beautiful and audacious, Ketan Mehta’s film charts the life of the great Indian artist Raja Ravi Varma (played by Randeep Hooda), from his early days under the patronage of a King of Kerala, moving on to British Bombay in the late 1800s, where he makes his fortune.
Here the genius gives birth to Indian modern art and helps inspire the independence movement and the dawning of Indian cinema with his depictions, which bring to life the Hindu gods and goddesses. He must first find his muse who comes in the lavish form of Sugandha (Nandana Sen). Varma’s fascination for his model turns into a torrid, paint-smeared, love affair, which is reflected in his art. The religious power brokers see his increasingly eroticised work as dangerous and Varma is dragged to the British courts to be tried for blasphemy.
Mehta’s homage offers not only a spectacular insight into a turning point in Indian history, but also questions the freedom of the artist in contemporary society. Not to be missed!
Other good reason to watch this movie is because my friend Feryna Wazheir, a very talented British Indian actress who plays a parsi Journalist for Times of India in this movie. she was a last women in Raja Ravi Varma’s life.
Raja Ravi Varma (29 April 1848 – 2 October 1906) was an Indian painter and artist from the princely state of Kilimanoor (presently in Kerala) who achieved recognition for his paintings depicting scenes from Indian literature and mythology including the epics of Mahabharata and Ramayana. He is considered among the greatest painters in the history of Indian art and his paintings are considered to be among the best examples of the fusion of Indian traditions with the techniques of European academic art. Varma’s paintings portrayed sari-clad women in graceful manner which became an important motif of that time, reproductions being found in many homes.
View of the Suburban Mumbai through Plane on a hazy morning
The Mumbai Suburban district (Marathi: मुंबई उपनगर जिल्हा) is a district of the state of Maharashtra in western India. Its headquarters is in Bandra (Marathi:Vandre). It consists of three administrative subdivisions or tehsils: Kurla, Andheri, and Borivali. The district along with Mumbai City district and other suburban communities make up the metropolis of Mumbai on Salsette Island. The district occupies an area of 369 km².
This is the second smallest district of Maharashtra, and it administratively comes under Konkan Division.
The jurisdiction of Mumbai Suburban District is from Bandra to Dahisar, from Kurla (Chuna Bhatti) to Mulund and from Kurla up to Trombay Creek.
Mumbai Suburban District is one of the largest districts in the country by population. The current population is 9,332,481, according to the 2011 census, making it the fifth most populous district in India (out of 672). The Mithi River is the main river in the district.