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Are You Flowing With The Tide? #MondayMusings

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We fit ourselves in the new shoe. The feet adjust to contain themselves within its boundary through the pain of shoe   bites in   the first wear. Else, the shoe changes its shape according to our feet. In a new surrounding, is it us who become attuned to the team, the workings of the group, the fraternity. Is it us who adjust our own frequency to match that of the people around us, or is it vice versa? Does the group get accustomed to us? Or is it both ways, each trying to match the others’ thought process, deciding factors, opinions, and views until all eventually fit in the same   mould. Is this the science of belonging? We attune our lives according to the natural frequency of our surroundings. Then we adjust to change. If we protest or fight against change- the workings of our peripheries- it hurts us. We, humans, are similar to the musical instrument that needs tuning depending on who is playing it, for which type of music. Do we make the patterns or do we

Dark Brew : A dark humor

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Dark Brew is a film by Akash Goila, produced by Aashish Sachdeva, starring Vinay Pathak, Sheetal Thakur and Shibani Bedi. Akash is an Indie film and TV series Producer, Director and a renowned Public Speaker. He’s the founder of TalkWiz, a club that deals with Professional Speakers and their brand creation and marketing. He’s also associated with The Actor’s Studio, a recruitment agency for film, theater and television series. Akash is a visionary entrepreneur and film director who wishes to transform the short filmmaking scene by launching short theaters in India and transform the way filmmaking is done at grass root levels via his and Aashish Sachdeva's brand Filmeraa. Vinay Pathak is a well-known actor in Indian television and movies. He has starred in many films like ‘Khosla Ka Ghosla’, ‘Bheja Fry’, and ‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’, etc. His career graph is a long one. In this film, he plays the pivotal character around whom the story revolves. Sheetal Thakur began her

Why Biopics Are THE Thing Of Today #BOLLYGUPSHUP

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Source: Wikipedia Bhaag Milkha Bhaag , the biopic on the life of the renowned athlete Milkha Singh, lovingly known as ‘The Flying Sikh’ went on to earn 100 crores. Paan Singh Tomar , the story of an athlete turned rebel, went on to win the Best Feature Film in the 60th National Film Awards. Mary Kom , the journey of a boxer to win the 2008 World Boxing Championship, won the title of The Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment at the 62nd National Film Awards. Shahid , the movie based on the life of lawyer and human rights activist Shahid Azmi who was assassinated in 2010 in Mumbai, went on to win the National Film Award For Best Actor and Best Director at the 61st National Film Awards. Dirty Picture, the biopic on the controversy-courting South Indian actress Silk Smitha garnered applauds from the audience and critics alike.  Dangal , the biographical sports drama that portrays the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat who teaches his two daughters Babita Kumari and Geeta

Queeristan by Parmesh Sahani

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  Queeristan (Amazon Link) Thanks to Audible Free Trial I listened to this amazing non-fiction on LGBTQ inclusion in Indian workplaces. Author Parmesh Sahani identifies as gay Indian, working closely with Godrej higher management and employees for years to create an inclusive workplace, both legally and in spirit. This book is a result of those years of experience, research, collaboration with individuals from difference spectrum of the society and organizations who has successfully transitioned into a queer friendly one.   Indian history is inclusive. From the Khajuraho temple architectures, to Konark to the Rig Veda, there is existing proofs even 2000 years ago of Indian inclusiveness of queer. It’s the draconian British law that criminalised it, which was scraped in 2009, came into effect once again following a sad judgement in 2013 and eventually was scraped off for good in 2018. I am in awe of the lawyers who fought this legal battle- colleagues and partners – Arundhati Katju

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