Category Archives: politics

Corruption

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• Just a week earlier I met a guy who was asking us to fill the UPTU form and appear for the exam . If one secured a rank in the top 20000 he will be paid 5000 bucks . Why ?? The student securing the rank was supposed to appear for the counselling and vacate his seat . That way that seat will go to the management quota and will be sold for lacs of rupees .

• The guards at the entrance of our campus won’t allow us to go out until we promise them cigarettes in return .

• The conductor in the bus will charge you just 5 bucks instead of 8 if you don’t ask him for the ticket .

• You won’t be receiving your scholarship until you promise to give a good share of it to Mr.X . Even if you are not eligible for the scholarship , its no big deal . Just pay Mr.X his part and you will be fine .

• Guys who have applied for the PAN card a week earlier , paying Rs.200 (against a lot lower official amount) have received their PAN card and those who went for the legal ways are still waiting .

• You want your Driving License but you don’t know how to drive ??? We all know that it doesn’t matter whether you know how to drive or not . You will get the DL anyway .

These are the few incidents I came across in last couple of weeks . Thought of listing them down . Btw , elections are coming . Is there any corruption free party in the scene whom I could vote ??

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Gulaal :: love…power…revolution

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I chose to watch Gulaal over 13B this weekend and I don’t regret even a single bit for that . The movie was fantastic and Anurag Kashyap more than succeeded in portraying what he wanted to . If you hold an interest in the classic politics , then this is a movie you would love to watch again and again .

Disclaimer :  Spoilers Ahead

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The movie starts with Dilip Kumar Singh (Raj Singh Choudhary , the protagonist of the story) being taken to a place , wearing black clothes and with red gulaal all over his face , where Dukey Bana (Kay Kay) is delivering a fiery speech in an attempt to lit the patriotic flame in the heart of every Rajput for regaining the Rajputana . The start itself leaves a big impact on the audience . Kay Kay is at his best . His character , Dukey Bana , is the senapati of the Rajputs , who is trying to gather all the resources to initiate a revolution against the system .

Dilip comes from Bikaner to study law , not knowing that he will be engulfed by the political storm that existed there . He stays with Rananjay (played by Abhimanyu Singh) , who took birth in a royal family but refuses to lead the life of Your-Highness .

Dilip and Rananjay were introduced to Dukey Bana by Bhati (Deepak Dobriyal) , Bana’s most trusted man , when they decided to avenge the ragging of Dilip . Dukey convinces Ransa to fight the college elections . Ransa was murdered and the circumstances saw Dilip standing as a nominee for the post of General Secretary .

Dukey Bana resorted to unfair means and Dilip won the elections over Kiran (debut performance by Ayesha Mohan) . Kiran uses her innocent face to trap Dilip in her false love and drains him off all his emotions to the extent that Dilip refuses to beleive anyone when told about the real face of Kiran .

The master mind behind all the moves is Karan (played by Aditya Srivastav) , Kiran’s elder brother . He is Ransa’s step brother and is fighting for his father’s name . He planned everything , from Ransa’s mother to Dukey Bana’s murder from Dilip’s hand , in order to get the tag of “Rajput” and aspires to take the position of Dukey Bana . With the death of Dukey Bana , the power of Senapati is transferred to Karan . And thus , the madness which ended with Dukey Bana , will now be carried forward by Karan .

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The songs of the movie are awesome with very meaningful Lyrics . Piyush Mishra ( who brilliantly played the role of Prithvi Bana , Dukey’s elder brother) , has written the lyrics . composed the music and has playbacked a few songs as well .  The Prithvi version of  Sarfaroshi Ki Tamanna and Yeh Duniya agar mil bhi jaaye to kya hai points out the theme of the story , that how worthless was the revolution and the demand to establish Rajputana , at the cost of lives of a number of people . Still , there are  few lines such as Jaise dur desh ke tower me ghush gaya re aeroplane which can hurt few people .

Everyone has done a justice to his character . Kay Kay is brilliant as ever . Abhimanyu Singh did justice to his character , creating humor at many places . Raj Singh Choudhary has successfully portrayed an innocent boy who suffers the brainwash during ragging , and then unknowingly gets involved in the dirty politics of love , power and revolution , finally leading to his death .