Netflix’s “The Ritual” Will Terrify You Beyond Doubt

The Ritual Movie

Few horror movies are unforgettable when it comes to their terrifying traits. Creepy monsters and scary mansions are common denizens of the (not so) horror space, but it’s relatively easy to get around. Not with “The Ritual”.

Haven’t seen Netflix’s The Ritual yet? You’ll be terrified, for sure. It’s unlike any horror movie you have seen before, you’ve been warned!

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The Ritual of Guilt, Courage & Redemption

The Ritual is the story of guilt. Luke (Rafe Spall) is unable to save his friend Rob when the latter is murdered by robbers in a liquor store. A poignant scene, where Rob repeatedly calls out to a petrified Luke, who is frozen in fear.

As the movie unfolds, Luke repeatedly lives these moments as the past haunts his present, dictating his future, until he finally confronts his fear, albeit in front of an ancient God from the Norse mythology.

The Ritual: A Spine-Chilling Tale of the Woods

Luke, with his three other friends, is hiking through the mountains of the Sarek National Park in Sweden in the honour of his deceased friend when the group decides to cut the route short and trek through the woods instead. The woods are dark and deep though; strange noises and events are proof enough something sinister is underway.

There’s no stopping for the friends who continue to march until that dark stormy night, which changes everything. Directed by David Bruckner, the film is available for online viewing on Netflix and is gaining widespread acclaim.

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Of Legends and Stories

Drawing from Nordic legends and mythology, the film sets a perfect backdrop to terrify even the most suspecting souls: dark woods, eerie houses, and strange cults.

The Ritual has deep philosophical and metaphysical connotations – the concept of guilt, of anxiety, of friendship, and of course, redemption. The cyclic nature of guilt, which haunts the bearer swinging back and forth between the past and the present, is an essential component of the film. This continues unabated until the protagonist decides to confront his guilt, accepts it, and decides to fight back.

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The Ritual is Not Just Another Horror Film

If you thought the horror genre is done to death, think again. Joe Barton’s screenplay blurs the lines between dreams and reality so often that you travel amidst two different universes in the film. Though they might appear different at first, the moment you scratch the surface, you will begin to see the parallels.

Luke is the chosen one owing to his inner pain and suffering. He is trapped. In a time loop. But is there a way out? What must he do? Witness? Or Fight? The ancient monster can smell fear. And there’s no escape. Until, of course, Luke rises despite all odds.

The film works on many different levels, employing beautiful metaphors to weave a complex narrative that will set you thinking. From the dreadful creature slurping an ancient language to the inner demons in control of our lives, The Ritual is as engrossing as it gets.

The movie is based on Adam Nevill’s novel of the same name and is a definite must-watch.

The Story of Machli: The World’s Most Photographed Tiger

Machli- The Hunter

Machli. The tiger queen of the wilderness of Ranthambore. A majestic Royal Bengal Tigress who dominated the prime habitat of the forest for years on end.

Scores of tourists would gather watching Machli taking a nap in broad daylight. She would move a toe or two, enticing onlookers, who were instantly sent into a frenzy at one glance of the tigress.

The tigress inherited her name from her mother, Machli I. Born in 1997, she is considered the world’s most famous and photographed tiger who would captivate photographers with her grace, her elegance. Such was the grandeur of the tigress, her death made headlines in the country and beyond.

Machli: The Mother

Machli once killed a crocodile twice her size when it threatened its cubs. A fiercely protective mother, she would do anything to ensure the safety of her little ones. When adult males ventured into her territory, she would rise and chase away the intruders away from her litter at once.

Tigers usually produce 2-3 litters, but Machli had 4, giving birth to 11 cubs total, comprising 7 females and 4 males. Her progeny later increased the tiger population of the Ranthambore National Park – more than half the number of tigers in the park are of her lineage.

Two of Machli’s offsprings were later relocated to the Sariska Tiger Reserve, which had lost all its tigers to rampant poaching. The forest is now alive, once again, thanks to Machli’s progeny who helped boost the tiger population in the Sariska reserve as well.

Machli- The Hunter

Machli: The Powerful Huntress

A huntress par excellence, Machli was known for her hunting skills and strength. Her prowess as an exemplary hunter could be seen when she was in her prime, and later, even when she grew older.

Her valour earned her the titles of ‘Lady of the Lakes’, ‘Crocodile Killer’, ‘Tigress Queen of Ranthambore’, and the ‘Queen Mother of Tigers’.

A Tiger Saved is The Jungle Saved

Machli’s life serves to illustrate how a single tiger, when protected, can populate an entire forest. She sustained tourism, almost single-handedly, commanding great respect and awe from visitors across the globe.

The acclaimed wildlife filmmaker S Nallamuthu spent nine years of his life following every single move of the queen. He recalls how he shared a special bond with the tigress; he was there by her side even when she breathed her last: a deeply saddening moment that brought tears to everyone’s eyes. His documentation forms the core of his film, ‘The World’s Most Famous Tiger’, which was telecast on the National Geographic channel this Feb 26.

World's Most Famous Tiger

The Legacy Lives On

Machli’s contribution to Ranthambore cannot be expressed in words. She was honoured with a postal cover and stamp issued by the Indian Government in the year 2013 commemorating her contribution to tourism and ecology.

So immense was her contribution to the tourism at the Ranthambore National Park that upon her demise on August 18, 2016 at the ripe age of 19 years, she was cremated in observation of all traditional Indian rituals with full state honours.

Machli might have left her mortal body, but, her legacy lives on. Arrowhead, who belongs to the queen’s lineage, was recently spotted in the reserve with her newborn cubs. Machli still lives in her progeny and will continue to inspire generations of men and women.

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+: Developed For Today’s Communication

Samsung has recently unveiled its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+. This incredible phone has voice tool with AI-powered, improved cameras, and other new features. Samsung has designed and developed this model for today’s communication.

This model is designed with a double-aperture lens that powers an advanced low-light camera, the super Slow-Motion and AR Emoji custom video capabilities. Galaxy S9 and S9+ ensure users will capture all those moments that make their lives epic.

Galaxy S9

In addition, the new Galaxy S9 and S9+ offer a refined Infinite Screen from edge to edge. In addition, Galaxy S9 and S9+ arrive with the new SmartThings application which unites the existing IoT (Internet of Things) of Samsung in a unique and intelligent experience.

The Most Advanced Functions of Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+:

Today in all the smartphones, cameras are used for more things than capturing images. Consumers are looking for a camera that is as smart as their phones and with high-tech technology so that they can easily express themselves with images and high-quality tools that allow them to tell their own story in a personalized way.

In the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung has designed SuperSpeed Dual Pixel Sensor with memory power and dedicated processing that can be combined up to 12 frames in one single shot that resulting in the best quality images.

Following Are Amazing Camera Features:

Super Slow-Mo:

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Galaxy S9 has the dynamic slow motion feature that captures 960 frames/second. Galaxy S9 and S9+ also offer Motion Detection, a smart feature that detects any movement within the frame and switches to automatic video recording.

Once the users are done with Super Slow-mo video, they can set background music to it. Users can choose music from 35 different options which are pre-installed. Also, they can set a song from their playlist. It is also very easy to share, create, and edit GIF files.

Low Light Camera:

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Good lighting while taking photos is the secret of the best photography art. However, it is common to take pictures in poor light conditions and today’s smartphone cameras have a fixed aperture that cannot be adjusted to light environments. Samsung automatically lets in more light when it is dark and less light when it is too bright and generating photos sharper wherever, whenever.

AR Emoji:

Galaxy S9

Samsung allows users to create an Emoji that acts, sounds and looks exactly like them. This new technology of AR Emoji is booming among the consumers. This unique feature has the ability to create an animated digital version of the face.

It captures user’s 100 facial features and creates a 3D model that mimics their all the expressions, such as tilting the head and blinking the eyes. This is an innovative way to communicate using AGIF format. This format can be easily attached and can send through message platforms.

Bixby:

Galaxy S9

It’s Samsung’s intelligence platform and now it is integrated into the S9 and S9+ camera. This feature uses Augmented Reality and machine learning technologies to provide useful information about the user’s surroundings.

This amazing feature can recognize and detect objects in real time and generates its information and shows at the top of the image wherever the camera is pointing.

Isn’t that a Smart Phone in a real sense!

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are likely to launch in India in the Month of March – 2018.

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Bollywood Wedding of 2018 Starts with Mohit Marwah

A kickass start to Bollywood wedding in 2018

The 2018 big fat Bollywood has already begun with Mohit Marwah. The wedding took place on 20th February, this year. More than 550 people attended the wedding including many Bollywood celebs. Celebrities like Sonam Kapoor, Sridevi, and Karan Johar spotted in the two days wedding Bash in the UAE at Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah.

Though people were enjoying the wedding party, there were around 100 people who were working and shedding sweat to make sure that the wedding functions remains smooth.

Mohit Marwah is the son of the owner of the Noida’s film city, Sandeep Marwah. The Kapoor family were busy throughout the wedding ceremony as Anil Kapoor’s nephew is Mohit Marwah.

All About the wedding:

The ceremony began with colourful Mehendi ceremony arranged during the daytime, which was followed by a sparkly cocktail party. The bride was spotted wearing her Manish Malhotra chikankari lehenga in a pastel colour. All the other celebrities who attended the cocktail party were seen wearing designer lehengas as well.

Images of celebrities who attended the kapoor wedding

The official hashtag of the wedding is #antumoh and the social media is breaming with various images en videos of the wedding.

Let’s speak about the Mohit Marwah wedding’s decoration

According to the Gulf News tabloid, the fancy Bollywood wedding plan worked pretty well. Fete Events, a Dubai based event designer was in-charge of maintaining the whole wedding ceremony. According to the wedding planner, the Marwah’s wanted the wedding to be very glamorous. As the guest list is full of Bollywood celebs and everyone had to travel a long way to attain the wedding, they wanted to make the function very memorable as well.

All pre-wedding ceremonies like Mehendi and sangeet had distinct themes and we must say each of them was ravishing. The Mehendi ceremony had Latin American theme and we can clearly say that it was not like a regular Mehendi ceremony. Rather than regular brown mehendi, there were white mehendi. The mehendi ceremony was arranged outside and was having a different theme. The ceremony was held under a huge canopy.

Mohit marwah wedding images

The colour theme was black and rose gold. Apart from it, there was a starlit dance floor as well which enhanced the beauty of the decoration. One of the best parts of the wedding was Arjun Kapoor and Rhea Kapoor playing a family skit. The skit being very well-planned worked very well. The huge chandelier was the main attraction of the wedding.

Narang was the in-charge of everything related to the decoration of the wedding. According to her, the arrangements were quite hectic. Mallika Singh was the helper of Narang and helped her in every arrangement.

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Mohit Marwah-Antara Motiwala Got Hitched

Mohit Marwah and his long-term girlfriend, Antara Motiwala became man and wife in front of friends and family after a three days long ceremony. The newest member of the Kapoor clan is a celebrity fashion stylist and had worked with various celebrities in past,

We can without any doubt say that this wedding has been a very happening ceremony and we wish good luck to the newly-wedded couple.

Padman is All About Shedding Inhibitions

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“Hum aurton ke liye bimari se marna sharm ke saath jeene se behtar hai”. On one hand, we are entering the digitalisation revolution, and on the other, womenfolk in our country are still reluctant to talk about the menstrual cycle. This really needs thought and is what forms the subject of R. Balki’s movie Padman.

Based on the short story, ‘The Sanitary Man of Sacred Land’ in a book by Twinkle Khanna titled ‘The Legend of Lakshmiprasad’, the movie Padman, released on Feb 9, 2018, is inspired by the real-life story of Arunachalam Muruganantham, who introduced the low-cost sanitary pad.

Padman movieThe Plot

Laksmikant Chauhan (Akshay Kumar), a welder, is concerned about his wife (Gayatri) who uses cloth during her periods and is not ready to opt for the expensive sanitary napkins, which Lakshmikant lovingly brings her, much to the embarrassment of the chemist and the ladies at the counter. The people around him feel immensely awkward when he talks about, let alone buy sanitary pads.

Balki has beautifully captured the taboos and social dilemmas attached to the subject and how difficult it is for a man like Lakshmikant to approach the issue of menstrual hygiene in a society that considers this a “women’s problem” to be tackled in a discreet manner.

Lakshmikant, the innovator that he is, is hellbent to change the pre-conceived notions of the society and help women embrace the menstrual cycle without feeling shy and awkward. He comes out with his own low-cost sanitary napkins against all odds and in turn, empowers village women to earn a living by manufacturing and selling the affordable alternative to dirty cloth.

How Lakshmikant battles all odds with the support of Pari (Sonam Kapoor) to come up with an affordable solution and is recognised in his endeavours by the UN and the Indian Government, forms the rest of the story.

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Padman: A Feather in Balki’s Cap

It must indeed have been quite difficult for Balki to deal with an issue so looked down upon and “secretive”. The way the director comes up with the concept and the script weaves the narrative without sounding in the manner of a documentary, retaining the essence of the subject in a light-hearted way is simply commendable. At no point in time does the film slip away from its objectives.

The Padman movie features brilliant performances by Sonam Kapoor, Radhika Apte, Akshay Kumar, and Suniel Sinha amongst the other supporting cast. The music is breathtaking, as is the cinematography that captures the beauty of Maheshwar town in Madhya Pradesh.

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It’s Time to Shed Inhibitions

We are living in an era where women are making their mark on all frontiers, while on the other end of the spectrum, they still face inhibitions talking about menstruation and menstrual hygiene.

The movie Padman is a powerful blow on the face of the society, which considers the woman as an incarnation of Shakti, the Goddess, but has no hesitations in secluding her when she goes through her biological cycle.

A must watch on all counts, this film will set you thinking. With the International Women’s day just around the corner, it’s time to introspect. In the words of Lakshmikant, “Big man, strong man not making country strong. Woman strong, mother strong, sister strong, then country strong”.

Our Relationships Are Turning Sour: Here’s Why

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They say all relationships go through hell. Real relationships get through it.

Man is a social being, which means he likes to be surrounded by friends, relatives, and loved ones. We are, however, living in an era where time is the most critical constraint. This time factor is the one that has the most bearing on our relationships as well.

We never even realise how far we are led astray, away from those who matter. In a quest. The quest to succeed, to soar the sky, to make a mark. We might have succeeded in making a mark for ourselves but is there someone around to celebrate the joy with? Didn’t we leave them far behind?

Relationships are turning sour

Relationships Turning Sour – Is Time Alone to Blame?

If there’s a single most significant thing you can give your near and dear ones, it is time. Are you there for them when they need you the most?

Time alone, however, is not the culprit. The solution lies within. We need to manage our time well and most importantly, figure out our priorities. Professional and personal lives go hand in hand; we need to maintain a healthy balance between them both. The middle path is always difficult to walk on and isn’t a bed of roses. It’s a great test of true grit and determination. Nurturing your relationships while also performing well in your career is a test only the most strong-willed will be able to endure. The others will either see their relationships crumble away or their professional careers slip out of their hands.

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You can’t do It Alone

To tread on the middle path and balance a career with the homefront, you’ll need support. From your family, from your colleagues. We, human beings, have become increasingly self-centered and have forgotten the value of understanding. The basic human instinct of socialising holds a powerful solution. We need to talk, discuss, and sort things out. Speak with your family members, friends, and colleagues. Discuss the problems that confront you and them. Remember, sharing reduces the burden and makes it easier to find a solution.

There Will Be Fights and Clashes

No matter what you do, there will always be clashes, quarrels, and fights. That’s impossible to get around. In fact, they’re perfectly normal for a healthy relationship. The main point is to get along well after the clashes end, every time. Your ego shouldn’t dominate your relationships. Neither should you carry pre-conceived notions and thoughts about others. It’s important to respect the other person’s opinions and views. We can all be right in our own spaces and perspectives, each one of us having a different way of seeing things; it is vital to accept people and situations as they are.

Relationships need time

Love is Unconditional

Remember, love is unconditional. There are no terms and conditions attached. Accept people around you with their own share of flaws and merits. No one is perfect, including you. Love them, no matter what.

We need to introspect and see what it is that is affecting our relationships and find a way to sail through, together. In the words of Winston Churchill, if you are going through hell, keep going.

And if I might add a word, together.

This Year, Celebrate a Holy Holi

Holi Celebration

As the yellow-brown leaves shed, the new green leaves emerge. It’s time for the winter to end. Here comes a splash of spring. It’s as if nature herself revels in the joy of Holi, the festival of colours, which marks its arrival in the month of Phalgun.

Holi Celebration

Holi: The Onset of Spring

An ancient spring festival celebrated in the Indian subcontinent, Holi marks the victory of good over evil. It’s a day meant for laughter, joy, and mending scarred relationships.

Observed on a full moon day, this is a 2-day festival. On the first day is celebrated the Chhoti Holi, also called Holika Dahan, when communities gather around the pious Agni to witness the destruction of the evil within.

On the next day is observed Dhulandi. People from across the world gather to witness this spectacular phenomenon when the earth sheds its browns and embraces the yellows, reds, pinks, greens, and blues.

Holika Dahan

Holi: The Traditional Way

Traditionally, the festival would be celebrated with large community gatherings where people would smear coloured powder on each other – vibrant hues made from flowers, Henna leaves, Neem, Haldi, and other substances of natural origin. They would then exchange delicacies and of course, sing and dance. In the evenings, people would head out to meet friends and relatives, sharing the joy of the festival.

With the passage of time, organic colours gave way to synthetic colours that were cheap and could be conveniently sourced from chemicals and dyes. Needless to say, they cause severe damage to the eyes and the skin.

2018 Holi

Holi Now: Not so Holy

The festival is now rapidly losing its grandeur as the younger generation is shying away from colours, which are increasingly artificial and prefer to travel or rest on festivities. Holi is now losing its charm, as are the other ancient festivals.

Gone are the days when a Holi song would mark the arrival of the festival. The sound of the Chang and traditional folk songs has now given way to Bollywood numbers. Community celebrations lost themselves to individual, segregated gatherings.

Barsana Holi

Let’s Come Together This 2018 Holi

It’s now time to revive our ancient traditions and customs, bringing back the glory and togetherness that once characterised the festival. It’s the joint social responsibility of communities across the nation to bring back the fun and frolic.

We need an increased access to organic and natural colours over the market swamping synthetic chemicals. Nature’s nectar needs to be sought from Neem, Chrysanthemum, Turmeric, Palash, and Bilva. Once that’s done, we can all dance in the rain!

In this day and age, ancient festivals such as Holi are a great occasion to unite people, ushering in the re-establishment of active communities, where people celebrate and laugh together. Solitary lifestyles are the root cause of the growing anxieties and stress in our societies today, which are rapidly crumbling. It’s time we gather and celebrate our culture, which is the only chord that ties us all to a distant past so alive, vibrant, and colourful. It’s time for a holy Holi!

Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest: What Is The Difference?

Everybody knows that any complication related to the heart and cardiovascular health is terrifying and really dangerous. But most people use the term heart attack and cardiac arrest indistinctly which is not appropriate and could be a fatal error. If you want to protect yourself or someone you love, it is crucial that you know the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest. And also you should know about its symptoms.

First of all, it is important to know that a heart attack and cardiac arrest can often happen independently which means you can have one without the other.

What Is The Difference Between A Heart Attack And A Cardiac Arrest?

Heart Attack

The easiest way to think about this is, one of these health problems is plumbing and the other is an electrical problem. For your heart to work properly, you need effective plumbing and the necessary electrical power.

According to the American Heart Association, “a heart attack is when the blood flow to the heart is blocked, and a sudden cardiac arrest is when there is a malfunction of the heart and suddenly stops beating abruptly.”

# A heart attack happens when your heart is not receiving blood properly due to problems with your arteries and veins.

# And a cardiac arrest happen when your heart is not working properly and stops pumping blood throughout your body.

Heart Attack

In many situations, a heart attack will happen first and could lead to cardiac arrest. This is because heart needs oxygen to function, and it gets this from the complicated network of arteries that surround the muscle and deliver oxygen-rich blood to the heart. When an obstruction prevents blood flow from an artery, it affects how much oxygen is given to the heart. And that causes poor heart function. In other words, clogged blood flow can cause your heart to malfunction, which results in both – A heart attack and in the end, a cardiac arrest.

What Are The Symptoms?

You also need to pay attention to its symptoms. In many cases, the symptoms of heart attack and cardiac arrest are similar. But there are some differences that can indicate what is failing so that you can receive the necessary medical attention as soon as possible.

Heart Attack

Symptoms of a heart attack include:

– Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

– Feeling of tightness in the chest

– Pain radiating from the jaw or arm

– Trouble breathing

– Dizziness

– Loss of consciousness

– Sweating

– Heart palpitations

The symptoms of a cardiac arrest include:

– Precise collapse

– There is no pulse

– No breath

– Sudden loss of consciousness

Mainly, with cardiac arrest, these symptoms occur suddenly without warning.

What Is The Difference Between Heart Attack And Heart Failure?

The American Heart Association makes a clear distinction. Although heart attack or cardiac arrest can be fatal, heart failure is a medical condition with which a person can live for a long time. It is described as “a chronic condition where the heart muscle is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s blood and oxygen needs.”

Heart failure is not when your heart does not work completely. It is when it does not work as well as it is not able to handle your workload required to maintain your heart. With the passage of time, heart failure can cause a heart attack or cardiac arrest.

The key learning here is that heart attack, cardiac arrest, and heart failure are different with unique causes and symptoms. But they are all related in the sense that they affect the health of your heart and your health in general.

Remember that the heart is an essential muscle that pumps blood and oxygen to all your muscles and organs. Know the symptoms to consider. And do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you are worried that you might have any of these heart conditions.

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Sridevi’s death – RIP, really?

As the entire nation woke up on the morning of Sunday, 25th February 2018 to news of Sridevi’s death, the initial reaction was ‘shock’. Just the day before, people had seen her pictures from a wedding that she was attending in Dubai. Many found it impossible to believe that the actress, who was looking all resplendent and regal and as fit as ever in the trending pictures, was no more. Some smelt another death hoax like so many others these days. But, with all leading websites carrying the story in the wee hours on Sunday, and her Wikipedia page referring to her existence in the past tense, it was soon obvious that the reports were true after all.

The Public Reaction to Sridevi’s Death

Sridevi’s fans reacted to the news with grief. Within a few hours, people had posted poignant farewells to the late actor on their What’s app status. Facebook was flooded with long posts remembering her, accompanied by her beautiful pictures and Twitter was abuzz with condolences. The comments, discussions, and retweets just would not stop, until suddenly there was a new twist in the tale.

Reason of Sridevi’s Death: Cardiac Arrest

The initial reports suggested that the actor died of a severe cardiac arrest in Dubai. Building on this info, suddenly the social media saw an onslaught of messages promoting cardiac health. People were urging each other to ‘take it slow’ in life and to ‘keep away from stress’ because well, ‘Life is unpredictable!’. Some even went to the extent of promoting their healthcare packages with the tagline ‘Life is unpredictable’.

The Vultures Begin to Circle 

Like that was not enough, an open post claiming to be from someone who knew Sridevi ‘closely’ surfaced and was quickly shared several times on all platforms. The post claimed that Sridevi had a cardiac arrest because she went under the knife for cosmetic reasons many times. Soon after this, speculation was rife that she indeed suffered this fate because of the botox and some drugs that she supposedly took for killing hunger. So basically, according to all these self-styled medical ‘experts’, Sridevi somehow managed to starve herself to a cardiac arrest! Think this is weird? It gets bizarre from here on.

Attack on Personal Space

The open post also questioned husband Boney Kapoor’s love towards his wife because why did he ‘allow’ her to get the cosmetic surgeries done? It called her insecure and not happy with the way she looked. It claimed that she succumbed to the media pressure to look younger than her fifty-something years. The initial shock was replaced by an irrational interest in her personal life, even as die-hard fans watched her personal space which she had so fiercely guarded while alive, being trampled upon in her death.

Reason of Sridevi’s Death: Accidental Drowning

By Monday afternoon there were reports that claimed the actor died due to drowning in a bathtub. It also said that traces of alcohol were found in her blood. Suddenly, the media was in a frenzy once again. While the social media, insensitively, ‘joked’ that after reading so much about prevention of cardiac diseases, telling that it was a case of ‘drowning’ is almost like cheating, it was the news channels that took the cake in being grossly unsympathetic.

The Media Shenanigans

The news channels were in a frenzy over the new reports and did not leave any stone unturned in trying to outdo each other in this blatant show of insensitivity and total lack of empathy for a recently bereaved family.

Media coverage hits a new low

If this news channel labeling the bathtub in the Dubai hotel room as ‘Bathtub of Death’ doesn’t lead you to question the sanity of the people who come up with such stuff, something is wrong with you!

And the madness doesn’t stop here either!

Notice how at the top the news website asks the vital question, “What was Sridevi doing in Bathtub”?

And as if this wasn’t enough, someone tried to give the whole re-construction a realistic feel by doing this:

Meanwhile, one reporter, in the absence of computer graphics, decided to take matters into his own hands.

While this media coverage became so laughable that it was downright sad, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy cried ‘murder’ because he claimed Sridevi never consumed hard liquor. A moment of silence to let his fantastic theory sink in.

If you have trouble digesting Swamy’s statement, Choreographer Saroj Khan’s take on it will blow your mind.

“Her figure was so big. How can a bathtub drown her?”, asked Ms. Khan. “If she fell down, water will come out”, concluded the celebrated choreographer. Very smart, Ms. Khan! 

Many news anchors have a penchant for stating the obvious and repeating the same thing over and over again varying the tone and jumbling up the words in a sentence. This video will showcase the talent of saying the same thing for over 4 minutes. Watch it here.

It Doesn’t End Here!

People are now circulating a photo of a beautiful baby girl with shining luminescent eyes, claiming that she is Sridevi’s ‘reincarnation’! Only time will tell what more Sri’s fans will have to endure. With the funeral rites of the late actor scheduled on Wednesday, 28th February, the media circus is far from over.

Until this is all over, the hundreds of thousands of ‘RIPs’ on Facebook will not be enough for the departed soul to truly rest in peace. And the husband and daughters that she has left behind will probably have a hard time trying to get closure, with all the unwanted media attention.

Dear Sridevi, you did not deserve this. The people of India owe you and your family an apology for making a farce of your death. They need to feel ashamed for sensationalizing your death beyond all limits of decency.

Celebrity or not, she was a human being first. And nobody deserves the kind of unwarranted gossip-mongering that followed her death.

We truly pray to the Almighty for her soul to rest in peace and for the family to get the strength to cope up with the grief. But before that, RIP Humanity!

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Is Imran Khan’s political career going downhill after third marriage?

Imran Khan

Imran Khan Married Third Time:

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) confirmed that their party chief Imran Khan has married for the third time. Bushra Maneka, his present wife, is known to be the politician’s spiritual guide. There were speculations about the marriage from a long time, and the news had been kept a secret. The ‘Nikah’ commenced with a simple ceremony in Lahore on January 18, 2018, which was held in Maneka’s brother’s house, with the closest relatives.

 Imran Khan

Unknown unrest in the families

It is true that marriage is the union of two hearts and souls, and a wedding is a special occasion. Imran Khan is surely a happy man being wedded at 65, and for the third time. However, none of Imran’s sisters were present on the big day. This surely brought up many questions and thoughts on the public forum.

Imran Khan’s previous marriages have ended with divorce. He was first married to Jemima Goldsmith, who is the daughter of a billionaire from Britain. The marriage lasted for nine years since 1995. He also has two sons from her, and later married TV anchor Reham Anchor. The marriage only lasted for 10 months.

Bushra Maneka

Who is Bushra Maneka?

Bushra Maneka is a spiritual guide and adviser by profession. Imran Khan started visiting her last year for spiritual guidance. Maneka has also been married before and has five children from her first marriage. She belongs to the Pakpatan district which is about 250 km from Lahore.

Imran Khan got close to her after she made some political predictions which came out to be true. Later, they got intimate and finally decided to get married. Bushra, who was already married at that time divorced her husband and married the politician.

Bushra Maneka

Why Imran Khan’s political career might go downhill?

There were plenty of speculations stating that Imran’s marriage with Maneka is a contract, but he denied all the reports. He was probably under pressure from the PTI to not disclose his wedding, especially after the embarrassing failure in Punjab’s Lodhran district in the previous week.

The PTI members are rumored to mention that the wedding has been the reason for this loss. If you wonder why then we must think about how Muslims are serious about a relationship like marriage. Although there are legal settlements of signing off a marriage certificate and same for divorce, by religion the majority of Muslims do not support divorces. Imran Khan has already been married twice before, and if a personality at this age goes in for a third marriage, it can be quite disliked by the public. Since the general elections are nearby, the former cricketer was asked not to disclose about his new beginning.

Bushra Maneka

Imran Khan has said that he dreams to be the Prime Minister of Pakistan after his marriage with Bushra. However, time will tell us if any of these predictions made by Bushra come true or not. The present scenario is much against the duo, but anything can change in a jiffy!

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