Movie Review: KAABIL…Is it Kaabil enough to stand against Raaes?

Movie Review: KAABIL...Is it Kaabil enough to stand against Raaes?
January 27, 2017

The name says it all. KAABIL, that makes impossible into possible. Kudos to the director Sanjay Gupta and versatile actor, Hrithik Roshan for experimenting with a risqué role while deviating from the run-of-the-mill stories. Loosely inspired by a Hollywood film, KAABIL is our dramatized version of BLIND SAMURAI.A visually impaired brave heart taking on the evil system and turning ordinary situations into extraordinary ones with his exemplary courage and special…

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Shah Rukh Khan please stand up and be counted, else you are a Scrooge

January 27, 2017

Shah Rukh Khan, it is time you answered some uncomfortable questions. Indirectly, you have caused the death of a man and there is sense of unease all around. Shah Rukh Khan, stop being a scrooge That’s right. SRK , you are no longer a movie star alone. You sell condoms, cars, soft drinks, mobile phones and what not. In short, you are telling your fans to go and buy those…

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RAEES – A True Blue SRK Film of the Year

January 26, 2017

” Main aa raha hoon” and how SRK enters with a solid BANG! Enough of being a boring gentleman, a-doctor-next-door, a goofy hero or friendly cameos. With RAEES, Shah Rukh means business Currently, RAEES may be the victim of controversies but honestly it deserves none. Neither does it overly glamorise any anti elements in the society nor does it justify any wrong doings. It just pleads to be watched in…

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The Obama presidency has its failures but the liberals won’t notice them

Obama presidency
January 18, 2017

The Obama presidency will be remembered by these famous words,“Yes, we can”. But, has Obama delivered on his intent? While, his Republican foes will definitely disagree, a major portion of the electorate  also looked the other way in the US polls. But first, let us look at the positive aspects of the Obama presidency. Turned around the US Auto industry In 2009, Obama  infused more than $60 billion into the…

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Girls, be your own savior. We men are cowards!

Girls, be your own savior. We men are cowards!
January 17, 2017

I always used to write with an intent to express the positivity within, to give others a good, meaningful read. Never had I imagined that someday I would be writing to express my frustration, displeasure, and derision. Yes, my mind is in a lamentable state and is far from getting sane. Each time a blatant attack against a girl occurs on a street (needless to mention a specific city here,…

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“xXx Return Of Xander Cage” Movie Review: Deepika Padukone, Vin Diesel Rocks

xXx Return Of Xander Cage Movie Review - Deepika Padukone Vin Diesel Rocks
January 15, 2017

Firstly, an honest confession, like every Bollywood-crazy Indian, I decided to watch xXx – RETURN OF XANDER CAGE (ROZC) purely for the super debut act of gorgeous Deepika Padukone in her premier Hollywood outing. Cheers !! But to my astonishment, it is Vin Diesel and Co, who have left me amazed with their ‘super-duper creativity’ and ‘business acumen’. I mean, how could you, sitting somewhere in Hollywood, visualize our Indian…

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Must Read: An Open Letter to Sir Ravindra Jadeja

Must Read: An Open Letter to Sir Ravindra Jadeja
January 15, 2017

Dear Ravindra Jadeja, In 2009, I had a lot of doubts about your ability to stand up in crucial situations. You were included in team India’s illustrious ODI and T20 squad that year. Sorry, but two incidents have completely shaken my confidence in you as a cricket fan that year. At the ICC world T20 (June 2009), India needed 154-run to win in a do or die match against England….

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OK JAANU Movie Review – Old Wine in New Bottle

OK JAANU Movie Review - Old Wine in New Bottle
January 13, 2017

OK JAANU; screamed AR Rahman on our idiot boxes for past week. He gave serious complexes to all ‘jaanu s’of the world.   With a hit jodi of AASHIQUI-2, AR Rahman on board and a sensible director like Shaad Ali at the helm, OK JAANU could have been a runaway success. But to our dismay, the film swears by the mantra, ‘if-you-can’t-beat-them-than-join-them’. Simply put, the film adds to the statistics by…

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Jallikattu ban- The bulls are having the last laugh but not the Tamils

Jallikattu ban
January 12, 2017

The Jallikattu ban is proving to be a jali kati issue for the average Tamil. While the directly affected party, the bulls, are having a hearty laugh, the issue is a red rag for many Tamils. But, let us understand the basics first. What is Jallikattu ? This word refers to the ancient- but still continuing- practice of taming the bulls by embracing them. This practice of jallikattu was in vogue for…

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16-year old Hyderabad girl issued a legal notice to “resume” her “conjugal duty”

16-year old Hyderabad girl issued a legal notice to "resume" her "conjugal duties"
January 12, 2017

When the uproar regarding the refusal of wife to consummate in 2014 arose, people considered it to be a satisfying decision that it can be the basis of divorce as well. In addition to it, the female over 15 years of age is eligible for consensual sex. But I have a question does age determine one’s consent? Where is the idea of “putting your heart” in relationship? Doesn’t this mean…

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Dear Meryl Streep, it is time you stick to facts and not opinions alone

Dear Meryl Streep
January 11, 2017

Dear Meryl Streep, it is time you came out of the closet and declared thatYES I AM VERY MUCH A PART OF TRUMP HATING CROWD. Don’t play to the gallery,  Dear Meryl Streep It isn’t that we are particularly enamored of your new President, Donald Trump. But, after analyzing your Golden Globe speech , we can just say this- don’t play to the gallery. Show some respect to your fans,…

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A.R. Rahman Jai Ho- Don’t you get tired belting out great music?

A.R. Rahman Jai Ho- Don't you get tired belting out great music?
January 6, 2017

Dear A.R. Rahman, here is wishing you a very happy birthday from all of us at Social Chumbak. The cool dude of Indian film music, A.R. Rahman We thought that with the passing away of the legendary RD Burman, Hindi film music would lose its melody and soul. But, we were proven wrong. Rahman, just in his mid-20s burst into the scene with his haunting Roza numbers. Things have never…

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Top 7 Facts and Heroics of the Haryana Hurricane Kapil Dev

Top 7 Facts and Heroics of the Haryana Hurricane Kapil Dev
January 6, 2017

India’s search for a genuine all-rounder began only after the retirement of the great Kapil Dev. His mercurial rise as a performer culminated into India’s victory at the ICC Prudential World Cup 1983 final at Lord’s.   It was for the first time that India clinched the prestigious trophy since its inauguration in 1975. No doubt, Kapil Paaji is the greatest all-rounder India has ever produced. His fast-pace bowling was…

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Bangalore molestation- Punish the mindset not the short dresses!

Bangalore molestation- Punish the mindset not the short dresses!
January 5, 2017

This Bangalore molestation case shows that we are still a part of woman hostile society. Some were groped, touched inappropriately and bodily insulted. Wondering what exactly is being talked about? How can someone behave in this manner? Now, if we say that few females were groped, touched inaptly and bodily insulted, what would you call it? It can’t be rape, but is it not the sheer case of defying someone’s basic…

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MS Dhoni Retirement: Sometimes your happiness knows no boundaries!

An Open Letter to Former Indian Skipper MS Dhoni
January 5, 2017

Dear MS Dhoni, Finally, you took the decision almost suddenly that your fans have always been paranoid of. The news of your leaving the captaincy of limited over internationals has shaken the entire cricket universe. It was unexpected. You were still leading the side in an exemplary fashion at the helm of Indian cricket team. However, we are glad that you took the decision yourself and expressed your desire to…

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Geeta Basra and Harbhajan Singh share candid moments from their vacation

Geeta Basra shared candid pics with Harbhajan Singh from their vacation
January 4, 2017

Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh and his gorgeous actor wife, Geeta Basra are on vacations. They are enjoying their extended New Year bash in Dubai. Both Bhajji and Geeta have shared some candid pics from their Dubai vacation. This is the first vacation of the beautiful couple since birth of their daughter Hinaya. Truly – The best way to start 2017 Geeta posted above pic with caption The best way to start 2017…..

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Relationship Goals: How to deal with an egoistic partner?

Relationship Goals: How to deal with an egoistic partner?
January 3, 2017

A relationship is like a boat hinged on a placid lake. The partners on both ends act as peddlers sailing in the water of “egoism”. To push the boat forward, the peddlers need backstrokes to move the water in the backward direction. This is what gives the boat the desired thrust. Egoism has the power to destroy any relation at any moment. When you stepped into a relation, you foresaw…

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