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About
Daily Drag
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
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yesterday
"Self Love" or "Love for self" is a basic human necessity.

Self Love or Love for self is a basic human necessity. It may be selfish at times, but compassion for oneself are a key for strong mental-health and well-being. Some of the steps to practice self-love are:
1) Become mindful. People who have more self-love tend to know what they think, feel, and want. They are mindful of who they are and act on this knowledge, rather than on what others want for them.
2) Act on what you need rather than what you want. You love yourself when you can turn away from something that feels good and exciting to what you need to stay strong, centered, and moving forward in your life, instead. By staying focused on what you need, you turn away from automatic behavior patterns that get you into trouble, keep you stuck in the past, and lessen self-love.
3)Practice good self-care. You will love yourself more, when you take better care of your basic needs. People high in self-love nourish themselves daily through healthy activities, like sound nutrition, exercise, proper sleep, intimacy and healthy social interactions.
4) Set boundaries. You'll love yourself more when you set limits or say no to work, love, or activities that deplete or harm you physically, emotionally and spiritually, or express poorly who you are.
5)Protect yourself. Bring the right people into your life. Get rid of your frenemies! There isn't enough time in your life to waste on people who want to take away the shine on your face that says, "I genuinely love myself and life." You will love and respect yourself more.
7) Forgive yourself. We humans can be so hard on ourselves. The downside of taking responsibility for our actions is punishing ourselves too much for mistakes in learning and growing. You have to accept your humanness (the fact that you are not perfect), before you can truly love yourself. Practice being less hard on yourself when you make a mistake. Remember, there are no failures, if you have learned and grown from your mistakes; there are only lessons learned.
8) Live intentionally. You will accept and love yourself more, whatever is happening in your life, when you live with purpose and design. Your purpose doesn't have to be crystal clear to you. If your intention is to live a meaningful and healthy life, you will make decisions that support this intention, and feel good about yourself when you succeed in this purpose. You will love yourself more if you see yourself accomplishing what you set out to do. You need to establish your living intentions, to do this.

Relationship Myself
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VPoints 284
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Vent 41
Calm
2 weeks ago
Build and Preserve your Boundaries

It is very necessary to take care of your emotional well being, as important it is to care of your physical health. The most common cause when we start falling into toxic and bad relationships is when we allow the other person to intrude and tr*mple over our boundaries. If something is bothering you , something is hindering with your mental health somewhere your boundaries are being crossed by the other person. While we are being mentally tortured and not opening up about our feelings the other person is thinking that we are okay and giving him/her the permission to repeat it. In no time things just spiral and we are no longer the person we used to be, we loose our identity, our self esteem and do not feel good about ourselves. Now is your identity and well-being more important than anything? Why are we letting others to define what we are. Why are we not preserving the boundries that we have set. It is very important to set boundaries for our own mental health and no one is ever more important than that! We can always come out of bad and toxic relationships if we are aware of our needs abide by them no matter what!

Entertainment Others
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
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Vent 41
Calm
4 weeks ago
What do you think about "Emily in Paris"?

For all those who have not watched the show, This Netflix comic dr*ma show starring Lily Collins is a show about a girl in her 20's (Emily) who makes a move from Chicago to the French Capital for her job in Marketing. Created by Darren Star, the creator of the famous series Sex and the City. The storyline of the series goes like this, As a replacement for her boss Emily(Lilly Collins) makes a year-long move from Chicago to Paris for her marketing job. From Day one, she tries her best to impress her co-workers and her boss, with an attempt to fit-in at her new job and the work environment. The story revolves around Emily and how she views the city. She doesn't speak French, but somewhere in the middle of the show, she takes up a class. She Falls in love with her neighbor, tries to form a bond with her boss Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu as Sylvie who is not very impressed with Emily from the start, her Instagr*m followers, shoot up in no time as she keeps posting 24/7. Honestly, I hated the character Emily, constantly prodding her American work ethics, posting on Insta, I was agitated when she spoke French which to be honest were very few and repetitive words, I mean what was going-on with the show. I thought somewhere the show would pick-up, but nothing! Apart from some glimpses of Paris there is nothing good about the show. It felt a bit bland and very predictable. It is nothing but a comic-book-version of Paris.

Entertainment Movies
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Vent 41
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4 weeks ago
Let Us Hope We Get To See The Sequel A Quiet Place 2 Without Any Further Delay

A Quiet Place 2, the film starring John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, is to release in April 2021. A sequel of a major box office hit “A Quiet Place” by Par*mount Pictures, which was released in 2018, and declared a hit after its collection of 340 million at the box office. John Krasinski will be directing the sequel of the movie. “A Quiet Place Part 2” again sees their family stay silent and fights the deadly monsters in a dystopian world. The star cast of the film includes Emily Blunt, Millicent Simmonds, and Noah Jupe have the same roles as in the prequel. Cillian Murphy and Djimon Hounsou also joined the cast. Following the success of the prequel, Par*mount Pictures began the development of a sequel in April 2018. John Krasinski was hired to direct the film in February 2019 after he started writing the film in August 2018. The film released a world premiere in New York on March 8, 2020. Par*mount had initially decided to release the film in late March 2020. The ongoing pandemic, however, led to postponing the date of release to September 2020. After being delayed twice, April 2021 is set as the final date of release by Par*mount Pictures. I hope without any delay further, we get to enjoy the sequel of A Quiet Place.

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Entertainment Others
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
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Vent 41
Calm
4 weeks ago
Never Have I Ever: A Perfect Binge-Watch For The Weekend

To all those who have not watched his show. This show Created by Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher and starring Maitreyi R*makrish*an as De**, this Netflix series about the complicated life of an Indian American Teenager is hilariously refreshing. The story revolves around a teenager who has a very difficult first year of High school. De** tries to cope up with the tragic death of her father and move forward. Like any other teenager, she has several dreams, she wants a boyfriend, wants to get invited to a party, not to get wasted, but because she wants the opportunity to coolly decline (haha), wants to go to Princeton. She has an amazing group of friends(R*mona Young as Eleanor and Lee Rodriguez as Fabiola) they are thoughtful and loving. A caring and supporting mother(played by Poorna Jagannathan), who doesn't always cli*k well with her daughter, often misunderstanding or misreading her and setting expectations that chafe De**. The show has the perfect blend of dr*ma and humor. Not only do we fall in love with characters, but also enjoy De**'s Indian-ness. Her Indian-ness is something she owns happily in one moment and then ditches as quickly as possible in others. It also plays a vital part in the show. The Indian Functions that she has to attend which she would rather skip, or her mother persuading her to wear a saree on a Du*ga puja rather than a kurta with jeans are some of the intricate details that the show has wielded deftly.
Mindy Kaling has done an excellent job with this teenage dr*ma show, and it is a treat to watch. If you are looking for a simple, soothing show to watch over on the weekend, then this might be the show for you.

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Confession
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VPoints 284
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Vent 41
Calm
4 weeks ago
It Feels Lonely and Sad Sometimes

It has been a long time since I have not been in a relationship. To be honest I have forgotten how to be in a relationship anymore. I am content with my single life.Focusing on my career and myself has become my top priorities.But with the upcoming trends on social media, everybody posting their wedding pictures,friends getting married it feels maybe I am lagging behind in this aspect. Yeah it feels sad and lonely after seeing all those posts, but I am completely not in the zone to get hooked up for marriage or to be in a relationship. It is has been my comfy zone for quite some time now and it feels god. Yes, there are times when I would start comparing myself to others and even get thoughts of getting into a relationship but why bother when you're not even interested in getting into one. Just because other people are doing doesn't mean I have to do that too. Everybody has their own pace and journey, but yes I wouldn't deny the sadness and loneliness that I feel sometimes.

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Daily Drag
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
a month ago
We are striving towards a path of happiness.

Aristotle defines Happiness as an activity of the soul in accord with virtue. Aristotle examined the behavior of people in his everyday life. He noticed some people live good lives and some bad lives, but they all wish the same result. Happiness is not measurable nor, does it comes naturally to anyone. Every small thing is a path towards happiness. Every action we engage in, we expect to be happy. We do not go out in search of unhappiness. As we move through different walks of life, we experience many things characterizing us to be in a happy place or a sad place. People learn it the hard way. The pursuit of happiness is not always a smooth path. There are disappointments and also pain. We strive through it, and in the end, come out a winner. We accept the sufferings that we go through. And why do we do that? In search of happiness and mental peace. We struggle, we suffer, we are even selfish at times. People say being rich and healthy is the greatest virtue that they wish for, but think it about where is it leading in the end? We do not expect to be happy all the time, but yes, that is what every human being is striving towards in the end. We are striving towards a path of happiness.

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Daily Drag
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a month ago
Embrace your true self and begin on a journey.

A person's individuality is something that distinguishes them from another. No two people can exactly be the same. Accepting your true self is the greatest gift anyone can ever have.
It is a modern era, and we often hide our true selves in pretences. In the age of social media, almost everyone is trying to replicate someone else. We are following the footsteps of someone famous or outrank our peers with a false display of ourselves, and not truly understanding the importance of our individuality. We are following the trends blindly. It is rare nowadays to find a person who is true to themselves. Our social media accounts are nothing but a lie. We are living two lives. Somewhere down the line, we have forgotten the gems that we hold. We are unable to find ourselves in the constant quest of being someone else. It is time that we think things over and set aside time to understand ourselves. There is something unique about everyone, and it is time to put your foot down and work on that. Every individual can do something unique if they ponder on their true selves and keep working on it. It might be a struggle at first, but it is worth a try. You never know you might hit the cord with the like-minded that think exactly like you, and even if you don't keep going, it will lead somewhere. Endurance and perseverance can lead you a long way. Do not let the thought that you're too little to make the difference seep into your mind. Embrace your true self and begin on a journey.

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Confession
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2 months ago
"See the world with a child’s eyes and See the magic in everything, "

This beautiful poem by Wordsworth has a significant message. The Sparrow’s nest by William Wordsworth was written in the memory of his sister Emmeline. The poem is about William Wordsworth and his Sister and how a sparrow’s nest catches their eye. They were delighted by the blue eggs that lay in the nest. The nest simple yet elegant caught his sister’s eye. A chatty child who feared the sparrow’s nest, but still wanted to be near it. Every day Wordsworth and his sister gazed at the nest. Wordsworth couldn’t understand his sister’s attachment to the nest in his childhood, but as the years passed by, he understood each and every intricate detail about his sister’s reaction. He appreciates and admires the humbleness and the care that his younger sister had at that time. He remembers and reminisces how his chatty little sister taught him to appreciate the small treasures of life. Wordsworth also credits her for the purity of her heart and the unconditional love that she had, and he however, lacked the empathy that his sister had at that time.It is a beautiful poem by Wordsworth and teaches us a very important life lesson.-"See the magic in everything, see the world with a child’s eyes"
In Today’s world with so much competition and a struggle to beat others has left us unsatisfied. We are so much in awe to reach ahead of everyone that we have forgotten to appreciate the small treasures of life. We are so involved in the worldly treasures, and have become so materialistic that we unable to appreciate the simplicity of life. Children see everything with simplicity and magic, which we are unable to correlate with as we grow older. We often forget to say thank you for the small things that we have. Set aside a little time and be happy and thankful for what you have, because one day you might look back and realize how important these small things were!!

Daily Drag
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VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
From Urban Clap to Urban Company, the start-up marks a Global Footprint.

The idea that emerged from a group of three people in one room, the brand that served millions of satisfied customers in no time, has reached the pinnacle of growth and development.
The Urban Company found in 2014 in Delhi. The start-up company started six years ago with a struggle to find its feet. The journey then started, with a presentation of the logo, which was merely a scribble on a napkin. Now it has become the fastest-growing startups in the country.
It has spread its roots from India to Australia, Singapore, and the UAE, with only vision in mind to provide the best quality services to its customers.Urban Company had an only vision in mind to provide services to its customers in an easy way, at their convenience, and what better than to provide the services at our doorstep. Our favorite food is delivered to our houses, then, why not the everyday services. Urban Company specializes in providing salon services, spa services, home repair at home. It was a daunting task to keep a record of the numbers for the house repairs, and salon and spa services are booked beforehand, to avoid those long queues. The company not only provides a range of services, but is also affordable at the same time. Connecting the local professionals to the service seekers via an app marketplace is something to look forward to, no wonder it turned to be a million-dollar idea.

Daily Drag
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Manga vs Anime! Which one would you prefer?

Japan is famous not only for the shinkansen, the rich history of their iconic samurai, the sakura leaves but also famous for its manga and anime industry. In layman's term, manga is basically a graphic novel. In Japan, it refers to both graphic novels and cartoons.The word manga is derived from two words 'man' meaning 'whimsical or impromptu' and 'ga' meaning 'pictures'. Manga was first popularised in the 19th century even though its origin dates back several centuries. The rise of manga initiated during the 1950's and it hasn't stopped since.Manga has a varied range of genres: action, adventure, business and commerce, comedy, detective, dr*ma, historical, horror, mystery, romance, science fiction and fantasy, erotica (hentai), sports and games, and suspense, among others. Mangas don't necessarily have a target audience and can generally be enjoyed by everyone. In fact, in Japan, people of all ages read manga.Traditionally, manga stories are read from right to left and from top to bottom, in the same way as Japanese writing.The narrative is contained within fr*mes called koma.  So, to read a page of manga, you start with the koma in the top right-hand corner and you end with the koma in the bottom left-hand corner.With the advent of animation, mangas began to be converted into anime. Anime brought an entire new outlook to the already existing manga industry. Basically, when a light novel or a manga gains enough popularity, it is common that it might be converted into an anime. Anime has gained so much popularity that it has divided the audience on the basis of preference; some enjoy mangas, some enjoy anime and some prefer both. What would you prefer?

Daily Drag
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VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Why buy Youtube views and Subscribers

Youtube is the largest online video streaming platform. The content that you are searching for is readily available on Youtube. From an audience perspective, the video should have good quality engaging content. But when you are starting a Youtube channel of your own and want to share some high-quality videos to your videos, the task can be a little daunting. To create a channel on youtube is easy. You have the content in your mind, and you are all set with your videos. So you create a channel and upload your videos, but in the end, to great dismay, there are no viewers. That brings us to the real question of whether we should buy the youtube subscriber or views or not? I would say yes.  It is a good practice to buy Youtube views and subscribers but through legitimate ways.  I cannot stress enough on the fact of buying the views legitimately.  Illegal ways are never acceptable by Google, and it can lead to a ban on your Youtube channel. All that hard work for what? Starting a Youtube channel again from scratch is a sheer waste of your time.Buying the views and subscribes helps you to: Make your Youtube Channel Popular Your Content Will be Ranked Higher You are reaching the right audience To buy the views and subscribers for your Youtube channel does have an advantage. There are pros and cons to everything. One must keep in mind that to purchase the views legitimately, to avoid any discrepancies.

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Current Affairs
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
How COVID has reshaped the economy into a K-Shaped economy

Coronavirus- the pandemic that hit us early in the year 2020, is now spreading, like a wildfire. India has now surpassed the total of Brazil and is the second country with the highest number of coronavirus cases after the USA.To contain the spread of COVID,the entire country went into a nationwide lockdown on25th March 2020. The wh*le country came to a halt, and the economic loss that the country suffered was disruptive. The nationwide lockdown caused many businesses to shut down. The financial loss by shutting down the private and government offices, hotels, malls, restaurants, business lead to a loss that would take quite some time to recuperate. The economic slowdown caused around 40 lac people to lose their jobs. What is worst, that the rate at which the cases have spiked, the country can even route down towards poverty. The past trends had shown -with the economic conditions getting worse, experts have been an*lyzing the trends and were hinting for a V-shaped recovery.The USA is stuck, with a K-shaped economic recovery, where there is a wide disparity in the economic growth of the different sectors.Some were even hinting at a W- shaped recovery and some even U-shaped recovery.With the recent data that has come to surface, countries like the USA and India might not be tied up in this alphabet soup and might directly lead its way to a K-shaped recovery. What is a k-shaped recovery? The K-shaped economy recovery is a term coined by economists to depict that following the recession, Different sectors are recovering at a different rate. The rate is not uniform across the sectors. It could be industries or a group of people.Economists and other experts are an*lyzing the economic recovery repeatedly but are not confident about the same.As with the spike in cases every day, it is uncertain where this might lead.It might look promising to some but K-shaped recovery is a must to fail, "V-shaped recovery" is uncertain given the pandemic. To predict any economic recovery at this point is uncertain as we do not know what to expect in the future.

Daily Drag
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VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
From Backrub to Google-The Journey

Google.com is said to be one of the most visited websites. Google is one of the Big 4 technology companies with Amazon, Apple, and Microsoft.Google provides us with not only the search engine but has also divulged in advertising technologies, cloud computing, software, and hardware. The company grew and has now acquired a chain of products and acquisitions.Google, found by two Stanford  University Ph.D. students named Larry Page and Sergey Brin in September 1998. It was initially a privately held company until 2015 when it became the subsidiary of  Alphabet Inc. Their journey started from building a search engine that used algorithms to rank numerous web pages on the World Wide Web(WWW). They had initially named this project as Backrub. Backrub had started indexing pages from March 1996. In 6 months it had indexed around 74 million pages.Backrub was finally renamed to Google Inc in September 1998. Google was created from the misspelled word "Googol"  The word "googol" which by mathematicians is used to refer to 10 to the power of 100.  This was to signify that this search Engine contains a lot of information.As of January 2020, Google has added around 200+ companies in its list of recent acquisitions including Fitbit, Looker, AppSheet, and many more

Entertainment Others
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
The psychological-crime dr*ma set to return for a Season 3.

Netflix has confirmed its commitment to “You”, in less than a month after its season 2 release. It shouldn’t come as any particular surprise given the second season was viewed by 50 million people. The second season saw a change of scenery for Joe, moving from New York to Los Angeles. Changing his name to ‘Will’ it didn’t take long before his new muse arrived, Love Quinn. Despite his determination to change his murderous way, naturally, people just seemed to die around Joe. Leaving the second season 2 with a cliffhanger the makers had the audience wanting more, and Netflix will be streaming the season 3 eventually. Season 3 was in development ever before the release date of season 2. The season 3 is set to be filmed in California again. With the book's story ending of the second season, a third season is very hard to speculate. Penn Badgley the lead actor did hint that Joe will go looking to get back what was taken from him in his childhood There has been no clear date specified by Netflix but is set to renew the season in the second quarter of 2021. After another excellent season of “You” it should come as no surprise that Netflix has officially renewed “You” for a season three.

Entertainment Others
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
“Ownership Changes everything” –Tyler Perry

Kudos to the man who is an epitome of hard work. Tyler Perry is an American actor, writer, producer and an editor. He was quoted as the highest paid actor by Forbes in 2011.He is included in the 100 Most Influential people of 2020 by the Time Magazine. There are many notable works that Tyler Perry has been a part of. He has created the character “Madea”. Not only has this but he also performed the same character where he acts as an elderly black woman. Talking about the other notable works that he has been a part of.to start with he has produced several stage plays. Not only was this, but also created many TV series like the Tyler Perry’s House of Payne. He also struck a deal with the Oprah Winfrey network. It was a multi-year deal and brought him and the network a lot of success. Remember the Gone Girl? Yes, he played the role of Tanner Bolt. There are several other roles like this where he has been a part of in the most famous movies like the star trek and the teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But the good news now is that he joined the elite club and has been added to the list of Billionaire’s. Raised in poverty and now a billionaire, an owner of the 330 acre studio in Atlanta, which he leveraged to strike a deal with ViacomCBS. A Business strategy that absolutely worked and made him join the elite club.

Daily Drag
@ak_dmn1953
VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Spooky!! How are Tarot card readings so accurate?

I have never believed in the concept of tarot card readings. Tarot card readers read cards for every zodiac/sun/moon sign. I mean there are several people with the same zodiac signs and how can it relate to all of them? How do they even know how to connect the dots through the tarot cards? Maybe it is just the art of tarot card reading. But how can it relate so much? I do believe in certain aspects of astrology example, different personality traits of the zodiac sign. A few months ago I came across these videos of tarot reading. I was appalled by the reading being so accurate. It was everything happening in my life at that point of time. It was a generic reading, but it was so relatable. Forced by habit I researched about tarot readings. Tarot reading came into the presence around the 15th century in Europe. It has come to surface quickly and has become very popular. Most of the people rely on tarot card readers and even base their future decisions on the reading. But can we rely on them completely? It has been researched that not all tarot readings are accurate. There can be cases when the tarot card readings do not relate at all to the person. Tarot readings are intuitive, so cannot be relied upon completely. They definitely cannot be used to depict the future accurately. These readings are neither mathematical nor scientific which has been claimed by many tarot card readers. Some tarot card readers do predict accurate data every time, but the tarot card readings have still not built the trust for every person to divulge into these readings.
But if you still want to have some fun and be spooked do watch any reading and enjoy. There are some readers that will predict your current situation accurately.

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Current Affairs
@ak_dmn1953
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Enforcement Directorate freezes Amnesty International India’s bank accounts

Are they convicts or there’s another side to the story? Amnesty international is a non-government organization working to inspire people against injustice and other discriminations Amnesty International includes several voluntary interns and only a few paid members. It has constantly and thoroughly worked towards fighting for the Human Rights. Amnesty International has always been in the news regarding the funding’s that they receive which is still unclear. When their office was raided in March 2018 in Delhi and Bangalore there were proofs of Amnesty International India holding it accountable for the violation of the Foreign Exchange Law to which Amnesty International India has completely denied repeatedly. In September 2020 it was forced to shut down and lay off their entire staffs as its accounts were blocked by the Enforcement Directorate. Avinash Kumar the Executive Director of Amnesty International India has backfired this time at the Indian Government by saying that this move has taken place due to their unambiguous calls of transparency towards the Indian government and holding the Delhi Police accountable for involvement in illegal activities in the Delhi Riots which led to the deaths of around 50 Muslims. He claims that they are being suppressed time and again by the Indian Government to speak the truth and barring them from raising their voices since 2 years. Is Amnesty international India playing the victim card? Or the speculations regarding their frauds have come to surface? Is it their actions of the past that has led to this end result?

Confession
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VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Coronavirus has turned everyone into Hypochondriacs

Hypochondriacs are people who are in constant fear of a medial issue. They have an irrational fear over every little symptom that they have. Has COVID turned all of us into Hypochondriacs? Yes, I can vouch for that. It is totally true. The moment when a person even sneezes or has a cold people look at him/her as if he/she is the next victim of coronavirus. It was months back when I had travelled to my hometown. As I had travelled people immediately covered their faces and kept a safe distance from me. I had taken the COVID test and it was negative. I was even institutionalized and home quarantined. People still looked at me as if I am the only carrier there. Well okay I understand. I might have done the same thing if the situation was reversed. While, It is always good to take precautions, but have we really turned into hypochondriacs? To some extent yes. The good thing is it at least keeps a check to take precautions for protection against COVID. We are alert all the time and that is alright. But it would be dangerous if the fear reaches an irrational level. We wouldn't want to add up to our distress by worrying unnecessarily. Imagine the people who are already hypochondriacs? How are they coping with all this? Can't even imagine what they are going through!!

Daily Drag
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VPoints 284
Supporters 18
Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Watching Cartoons can help you with your Mental Health Issues

Watching cartoons is not just for kids. They can be watched by anyone. It is not just the colors and the cute animations that they present but the sense of comfort that we feel after watching them. Trust me in a minute your mind will be at ease and you will forget about all your worries. Had a shitty weekend ? Watch cartoons. They are not restricted to age groups. Having anxiety issues? Just turn to cartoons every once in a while. Now a days our anxiety and stress levels are at a peak. It is not always necessary to watch action filled series or the dr*matic shows. They just trigger negative emotions sometimes and it just adds up to our distress. Watching cartoons will not have negative impact on your mood besides it will elevate your mood and distract you from all your worries. They are interesting and creative and makes us laugh. Why would we want to avoid laughing? I have tried this too. There are pangs of anxiety that I feel sometimes at night time. There is nothing better to calm me down than watching cartoons. I feel so relaxed and at ease. And it helps me get a good night sleep.

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Daily Drag
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VPoints 284
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Freegan, combination of the word "Free" + "vegan" has much more to it.

Did you know ? A freegan is a word that is a combination of the words “Free” and “Vegan”. Is is also sometimes referred to as a ‘dump*ter diver’. Did I just hear “Dum*ster Diver”? But wait? A freegan is a person who believes it is wrong to throw away food when millions of people around the world are hungry. A freegan only eat food they can get for free, which would usually have been thrown out or waste. Often freegans rely on food found in supermarket dump*ters. What gives them the motivation to do so? Some say they do it for amusement ,recovering goods and some do it for economic reasons. They strongly believe that the food waste should be recovered and redistributed. But it is not just the food that they recover from the dump*ters they also recover clothes, books, appliances, furniture anything they find useful. Freegans have been criticized for such activities as it has been called unhygienic to dump*ter dive as the thought has irked many, while some have been racially discriminated. People from all phases have participated in this activity. Why you ask? To save money. People have dived-in to become freegans.

Confession
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VPoints 284
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Indian Mythological shows are Interesting and teach us good moral lessons.

There are so many Indian Mythological shows that are out there but have we paid any attention to them. I am guessing No. We always put aside these shows that tells us about our roots and settle to watch Game of thrones or the Vikings? But why are we neglecting these Indian Mythological shows? Is it because the graphics are too bad that we cannot sit and watch these shows or do we lack the enthusiasm and patience to watch these as they are too long? But have you keenly ever observed that these shows are so damn interesting and teach us so many things. Honestly speaking even I am one of those who never liked these and used to mock them because of the poor graphics they had, plus the dialogues had me in splits. But during this lockdown as my grandparents watch these shows everyday and they made me watch them too , I have realized how interesting these shows actually are. They watch all the shows from the R*mayana to the Mahabharat to Lo*d Kr*sh*a. Yes they watch all of them. I don't know how they do it. If you watch these show you would know how much it all relates to everything at present. You will learn about forgiveness, the power of decision making, the strategizing, the choice of words etc. Ever heard "little knowledge about something is very dangerous". These shows are no less than our favs GOT, the Vikings etc. I have learnt a lot from these Indian shows. Do watch them!!

Daily Drag
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Shutting off the outside world! What would happen if we are silent for 10 days!!

Can you imagine a day without your phone, your tablets or your laptops or without the internet? most importantly not talking for 10 days? Sounds Horrific isn't it. Believe it or not people have been practicing this form of meditation called the "Vipassana" which means to see things for what they are. Also called the silent meditation. But aren't we supposed meditate in silence. In this silent meditation technique we need to shut ourselves from the outside world for 10 wh*le days no phones, no talking ,no writing only follow the guidelines of this meditation course. You need to stay at the meditation center for the entire course. This is a meditation technique that was being practiced in India from around 2500 years ago. People who have tried this have also seen results. You wont notice any difference on the 11th day but with month and years there will be significant changes in your personality. It does sounds tough and intriguing at the same time, but I would definitely want to try it.

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Calm
2 months ago
"La Casa de Papel" a total drag after season 2!!

Kudos to this Spanish show that was a success in no time. Released on Netflix, 3 years back the show saw a spike in it's ratings in no time. But was it overrated? Yes, Yes, Yes. The show started off wonderfully but because it gained popularity in no time Netflix dragged it till season 4.
The ending of season 2 was apt and we were satisfied with it. We had already fallen in love with the characters The professor, The detective and the show had a closure at season 2 and we were happy with it. Why was there a need to drag it unnecessarily. We didn't wanted to know what they did with all that money, we didn't wanted to see another cheap version of Aurturo and definitely didn't wanted to see Nairobi being killed. The show started off beautifully but was a complete drag after season 2. And yet there is season 5 coming up next year.

Daily Drag
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Calm
2 months ago
Netflix saw a splurge in its subscriptions during lockdown, Calls COVID its lucky break.

If we compare the various online streaming platforms Netflix is by far the best out of them. It has a variety of content available. From doc*mentaries to latest online TV series it has packed up some high quality online shows and Movies. It puts a dilemma on the users to buy or not to buy as we won't be able to resist ourselves from binge -watching. Netflix also upped its marketing techniques .You can now subscribe for only 199/- wasn’t that a boon during lockdown. The CEO Reed Hastings is quite happy about the spike of users that he had during the lockdown. But do not feel guilty he says, He is happy that he can provide great services to the users during the lockdown. There were about 16 Million users added to to Netflix. As the lockdown shadowed us, the theatres had been shut down, people had no option but to stay home and keep themselves entertained by streaming shows and movies online. But that’s okay Netflix has been adding content every month and has been entertaining us to no extent. As we cannot go out and watch movies it has been adding movies on its platform. Thanks to it but it has been a savior during the lockdown.

Grievance
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WTH
2 months ago
Are iPhones overrated ?A gadget or a style statement ?

This is a question that has been raised so many times. Still apple doesn't seem to preclude it.Everytime a new series is launched, apple is mocked by people as it doesn't offer anything new except the increase in its prices. It might be a great deal for the rich class but not for the working class.(I don't mean to judge but this is the truth).It is a style statement for some people but it doesn't offer any relief to the working class people. I mean just seeing the prices people don't feel like buying it.There are so many android phones that provide better features than the iphones.It claims to provide a better security and the top notch camera features but what is with the pricing? We do have other camera phones that provide high quality pictures. Has it all come down to this ?Just a money making business. If apple claims it has so many features why can't it develop a phone that is genuinely priced ?Shouldn't it benefit all of us? With the exuberant offers they have what is the point of selling a phone that a middle class person cant even buy. Half of the apple users cannot even claim why they had purchased the phone and the features it provides that validates the purchase. Unfortunately, I have used the iPad for a year and trust me it is the most annoying thing. I did not find anything different that was not there on android. It is downright annoying most of the times. Why are we classifying the Operating Systems now. Gadgets are supposed to help us and not just act as a style statement.

Confession
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Disgusted
2 months ago
Can we Really put an end to Body Shaming?

Everyone is happy the way they are, be it a girl/boy, a man /woman. We still believe in the concept of body shaming and still cannot get it out of our system. We admire people with lean and muscular body and we cannot deny that. It is a natural instinct that everyone has.
And the moment these perfect bodies start changing the judgement starts. I mean who are we to judge isn't this the person's choice .We don't even know what the other person is going through and there is a wave of judgmental comments passed at that person. My cousin is curvy and she loves the way she is, but she is judged everyday because of that. Stupid comments about how she would never “find a guy, "what the hell are you eating ",how did you get so fat", "it’s probably the bad heating habits that you have. Just stop with all the judgmental comments and let the person breathe. Nobody has the right to judge anyone when they have been at the same place at some point in their lives. It is atrocious and hilarious. Guys are judged through no end when they put on a little weight. We don't even know if someone has an health issue. Imagine how they might feel when they are judged for that. It is just body weight anybody can change it anytime and some sadly cannot because of their health issues .So please put an end to this.
Stop admiring the perfectly toned and lean bodies and think beyond that. `Girls are supposed to be lean” ,”boys are supposed to be muscular” are all cliches.Please broaden your minds a little.

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Calm
2 months ago
My depression phase and How I got over it

Depression can be very difficult to overcome at times,but if you have the right people around you will get better in no time.I wouldn't characterize it as a disorder it is something maybe every person goes through and that is okay.
I was in a phase of depression a while back,it was the most difficult time of my life.I didn't feel like doing anything lost interests in all the activities,my behaviour changed ,my thoughts changed -it was negative thoughts all the time,I was sad all the time used to cry for no reason,felt like being alone all the time,somewhere I had lost myself.I gained like 16 kgs.I didnt know who I was anymore.I was at the peak of my career when a new chapter was about to begin in my life,it was completely destroyed.Lost my self-confidence.Couldn't even express my throughts properly.I still remember I used to think why the hell am I even existing?And I used to be a very carefree and a positive person person.The thought why other people are happy and I am not, kept going in my head,I was in a loop of negative thoughts alltogether.
But the best part was what got me through it were my family and friends. Always stood by me.They knew what I was going through and they had never seen me like this,tried their best to get me out of it and it definitely worked."Time Heals Everything"has been very rightly said as things did get better with time.Slowly and Steadily I did come out of that phase.Started feeling like myself again,started working on my career,started surrounding myself with the right people,lost all that weight I had gained.It has been a few years since this happened but I still feel a bit uneasy when I think about that time of my life.The phase completely changed me.I do feel like going back to the person I was before all this but that just never happens.Somewhere down the line all this changed me and I am happy with the person I am today!!

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Daily Drag
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
Not all physical board games can be replaced by their digital counterparts.

I am the 90’s kid and I loved those indoor games,carrom,scrabble,chess,ludo,snakes and ladders,cards.It was not just the games you’ll have you friends over or your relatives the coming together of so many people in a game was so much fun.There was chatting,there was teasing,there was food ,there were drinks.Isn’t all this what indoor games actually meant.
The digital counterparts of some of these physical board games have destroyed the concept of indoor games.Everyone is on the phone or their ipads no one will be talking to each other.Everyone is so focused on their games and suddenly if the internet does not work .Game Over.Some of these games can never be replaced like the monopoly,carrom,cards(there is no fun in playing cards online),Ludo,snakes and ladders.Online games might have been a great help during the lockdown but I still cannot enjoy them online.I still need those physical board games.And I still do buy them every now and then.So yes I don’t think all physical board games can be replaced by their digital counterparts.

Confession
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Frustrated
2 months ago
When I met a guy for an arranged marriage! It was a disaster.

Arranged Marriage has always been a concept for me that I have never promoted. But when your parents keep prodding you for 3 years it is most likely that you will give in.
So I met this guy which they claimed to be a very good guy. I mean no offence but everything was good until he started talking. It is shocking when a self-made person can talk about such things. The guy started off with how he was against having boyfriends. He also mentioned that he had broken up an engagement as the girl had lied to him about her past and also asked her ”What if I had filed for a divorce”.
Then he went off to how he demands respect and trust from his better half. Also, she needs to care for him as well as his family.
The guy also judged me for being too dominating and broad-minded just after one meeting?
So I am not sure how right this guy was. Why do guys have this ”list” of things that they expect from the girls? And they keep repeating it to make a point? and we are just supposed to be okay with it? I mean how are we even supposed to react.
Anyone who faced the same situation?

Grievance Others
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Vent 41
Disgusted
2 months ago
BEWARE!! Instant cash loan apps are a scam, do not fall for this debt trap.

Unemployment has hit us hard during COVID.A countless number of people are facing financial issues and they are inclining towards these instant cash loan apps. But can we rely on these apps?
I would never advise anyone to borrow from these also. They will not only charge a huge processing fee and interest but the duration of the loan would also be very less.
For a loan amount of 5000, you will only be getting an amount of 3700 in hand after all the deductions. These apps can seem like a boon in time of distress but trust me never ever fall for these debt traps. Most of the money lending apps on Google play store are operated by Chinese-firms.The apps that ask you to pay an upfront fee are a scam.
Even worse, they collect your personal data and if you are not able to pay on time they will not only harass you but also your relatives. As soon as you download the app and give permission to access your contacts your all contacts are hacked by them.
They will send you fake legal notice and also intend that an FIR will be registered against you if the repayment is not done on time. Most of the recovery agents are not even aware of the companies they are working for.They are specifically instructed to recover money from the borrower by means of extortion.
Google play is taking active steps to ban such apps for violating their policy. But if you find any such scam please flag it as inappropriate and alert the Google Play customer care.

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Angry
2 months ago
”Indian Matchmaking”! Everything that is wrong with arranged marriages.

This show was released long back but I happen to come across it recently as it was referred to me by one of my friends. Honestly, this show is the most annoying show I have ever come across.
The show is about a Mumbai-based Matchmaker. She is also the main character of the show. It is specifically mentioned that she takes up only high profile clients. In addition to that, her fees were never mentioned in the show as we can all guess the numbers by the looks of it.
”Seema Aunty” judges all her clients to no extent. The show depicts her as working so hard to get the matches, she even visits her face reader showing the pictures of her clients. One of her clients ”Nadia”, unfortunately, the guy backs out of the proposal and to quote ”Seema Aunty” after this instance ”What can I do”.
At some point Seema aunty’s friend is also introduced in the show, also a matchmaker and only takes up high profile clients. She sets up a girl with a divorced guy without the girl’s knowledge. So I mean what was the point of hiding it?
It was also clarified by all the participants of the show they were not able to find even a single match on the show. I could pen down only a few things that are wrong with the show. Please Netflix save us from this atrocious matchmaking in future.

Confession
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Calm
2 months ago
Which career path should you choose, Govt sector or Privte sector?

Govt Sector or Private sector, the debate of which sector should we choose as a career path has been going on for a while now.
In spite of the exposure that the private sector provides, I still would vouch for the govt sector.
To get into a government organization anyone with the right eligibility can apply. There are various exams conducted by different organizations e.g GATE, IES, or the State Govt exams even bank exams for some govt banks like SBI. The private sector on the other hand requires specific skills even as a fresher you need to have some basic knowledge about computers or coding.
Coming to the benefits and perks the govt sector holds an upper hand as compared to the private sector. Perks like pension, deputation, medical claims etc are provided in the govt sector. The private sector provides you with onsite trips, reimbu*sement for travel etc which varies from company to company.
We have seen so much financial loss during COVID. It especially hit the private sector at it's worst. There were salary cuts, unemployment, budget cuts, less hiring. While the govt sector employees still had their salaries in hand and a sense of stability at their jobs.

Daily Drag
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Vent 41
Calm
2 months ago
The battle of the two next-gen gaming console is upon us! ”PS5” or ”Xbox series x”?

It has been 7 years since the launch of PS4 and Xbox one. Sony and Microsoft are all set to launch their next gen gaming consoles.The battle between the PS5 and Xbox series x is upon us.Both are due to arrive in November and with the same pricing.
Sony has upped their game by releasing two version of PS5 this time with PS5 digital edition priced at $499 and $399.Microsoft not far behind is launching Xbox series S along with Xbox series X with a pricing of $499 and $299 respectively.
Pre-orders for PS5 also went online by many retailers. There is not much difference between the two consoles except that PS5 offers a little less storage than X box series x. Both are also providing cloud storage with a big plus point for all the gamers. The loading time for PS5 is less as compared to the Xbox. There is support for both 4k and 8k. Isn’t that something now?
Xbox also provides the Xbox game pass which can also be a plus for all the gamers, as it needs to be purchased only once.Both of them have striking designs PS5 developers have upped the design of the controller calling it the DualSense controller replacing the rumble with haptic feedback.Microsoft also made an advancement in the controller in terms of it's latency.
I still think PS5 is much better console than Xbox but in the end it all comes down to actual gaming experience by the users.

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2 months ago
Love the vintage shows? ”Seinfeld” or ”Friends” which 90’s sitcom would you prefer?

It’s been more than 20 years and we still cannot resist ourselves from binge-watching these shows. ”Friends” is so close to our hearts.”Friends” teaches us above love, relationships, friendships, career and the punchlines are so apt, while Sienfield is about ”Jerry Sienfield’s life.It was about mundane conversations and situations in New York city.

While David Crane did an excellent job with the show, the punchlines and the character development, Larry David on the other hand made the show a success with his intelligent writing.With the mundane situations depicted he was able to draw humour out of it.Seinfeld is certainly a treat to watch. The character Kr*mmer nobody can match his uniqueness. I mean the hairdo. The guy is eccentric yet funny. George the paranoid insecure bald guy, we cannot help but laugh at the poor guy and also pity him at the same time.

While the two shows are so unique there is no replacing them. There is in fact no match for the characters. I love both these shows.
Which vintage shows do you love?

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Daily Drag
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Calm
2 months ago
Are Online Fitness Apps worth it? Home Workout or Gym Workout?

“I am a night owl, I can’t wake up early in the morning'', ``Gym membership prices are too high”, I am too lazy to go the gym”, I need a buddy to workout with me”,” I cannot work out I’ll just diet and eat clean”.

Haven’t we all been making these excuses every once in a while. Especially at these unprecedented times wouldn't it be just easier if we could just work out at home.

Will these apps be effective? Well, Yes you can work out at home and still get those results.

1)BTES-This app was started by Rebecca Louise. She is my favorite trainer and I have been following her for 4 years now. She is not only a trainer but also a motivational speaker. If you don’t want to access the entire content of the app you can even watch the videos online on YouTube.

2)SWEAT- This app was started by Kayla Itsines. I tried this app during lock down and trust me it was the best app to work out.

3)CURE. FIT-I would really recommend this app to all those who suffer from mental health issues.It has some great meditation and yoga videos.

Daily Drag
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Calm
2 months ago
Let's break the Mental Health Stigma. Talking about it shouldn't be a taboo.

To be honest even I am one of those who never wanted to get into therapy. I remember the humongous thoughts I had before booking an appointment.

“What if she/he judges me?”,” Would it be kept Private”?,” Can I really trust her/him?”

I am certain these thoughts pop-up in each and every person’s mind before talking to a psychiatrist/therapist. But trust me taking that first step is all you need to get it started. Mental Health is as important as your physical health. Body and Mind work together, so why are we neglecting our needs to treat our mind. People of all age groups barring gender suffer from Mental Health problems. It has been researched that men with Mental health problems are less likely to seek help.

WHO (World Health Organization) has estimated that around 7.5 per cent of Indians suffer from some form of mental health problem. Still, there are only a few who take that first step to heal themselves. Why can’t we leave the shackles of judgement and embarrassment behind and treat our mind the same way we treat our body when it needs help.

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2 months ago
Netflix cancelled yet another brilliant show? Dark Season 4! Yay or Nay?

Plot of the Show:
The show is based in Winden a small German town. The show has depicted complex ideas related to time travel. As the children of the town start missing the mystery of the town in unraveled. The complex and messy past of the three families is also introduced which elevates the dr*ma.

But will there be season 4?
Reports suggest that Netflix was about to cancel the show after the season 2 but co creator Bran Bo Odar had reconfirmed.Dark returned to Netflix for the 3rd and final Season on 27,June 2020. Yes, you heard it right Netflix is not planning to renew the show and this is the final season, and this is solely the creator’s choice.
I am saddened that we have to bid adieu to yet another brilliant show. Who wouldn't want to watch a show depicting r*mifications of time travel.The show has so many twists and turns could easily find a way to continue past the final episode. There are various possibilities that one can think how season 4 might have been.But for now sadly there will no Dark Season 4.

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3 months ago
Nepotism and Its Impact.Is it just confined to the Bollywood industry?

What is Nepotism:
“The practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends, especially by giving them jobs”
We have recently seen the wave of uneasiness that was caused in the Bollywood industry with the death of Sushant Singh Rajput. It has been 3 months since the demise of this great actor. His fans are still in shock and his family traumatized to no end. The death of SSR did raise a major concern in the Bollywood industry -“Nepotism”. Yes the industry is biased. The star kids have always been preferred and are given more work in the industry even though they are not talented enough.
But is Nepotism just confined to the Bollywood industry? We have heard so many instances even in our professional lives, someone being favored over someone. “Nepotism” resides in our professional network. It is a practice that is followed everywhere. In order to climb the professional ladder people have been practicing Nepotism. But how far can the consequences of Nepotism lead to? Can we really believe that SSR has committed suicide due to this, and if yes, can Nepotism be the cause of death of other Working professionals around the country?

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3 months ago
Kangana Ranaut vs Bollywood! Fight for a cause or a Publicity Stunt?

Every time Kangna Ranaut takes a stand about the paradoxes in Bollywood, Bollywood has always ignored it saying "people who shout doesn't mean they are honest".

While she unravels the great mysteries of Bollywood from Nepotism to Drug abuse, people have been wondering if she really feels bad about the demise of SSR. Is this a fight for a cause or just ways to get back at Bollywood for the mental abuse that she initially suffered?

Remember the war between her and Aditya Pancholi, Hrithik Roshan? People claim all this to be a publicity stunt. The recipient of three national awards would do something like that just for publicity? To what extent the BMC justifies demolishing her office? Wasn't it just another blatant abuse of power. Why is Bollywood mute in all of this?

Even before the "Nepotism" word was connected to Bollywood it was quite evident how the star kids have been preferred over others. The drug abuse was also not hidden. The only difference would be that some famous names have been blurted out now. So is this really Kangana's fight for a cause or is she just lashing back at Bollywood? Let's ponder over everything and decide for ourselves.

Confession
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Frustrated
3 months ago
To Marry or Not To Marry? Flaws of the Indian Society.

There are a great many flaws with the Indian Society but the pinnacle for me would be Marriage.Marriage is considered as one of the mandatory tick mark in a person’s checklist.Girls are prepped up for this from a young age.They are constantly prodded to hone up their cooking skills,be polite to everyone,maintain a good physique.Boys are asked to get a well paid and stable job.

Some cliche’s that we always hear. “Everyone has to get married”,”This is the right age to get married”,”Marry now or you won’t find good guys at a later age”,”You can get a job after you marry”, or the worst one “get married if you don’t want to work”.

The Indian Society does not understand that these are not the reasons to get married.It is apparent that everyone needs a companionship at some point in their lives.But this is a commitment that shouldn't be forced onto someone.It must and always be a person’s choice to get married and even if they don’t feel like it, it’s their choice.How can we expect the Indian society to be progressive with such regressive thoughts and mindset ?

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