Enjoy listening to MY Top 5 songs of this week from the latest Kollywood and Bollywood movies. Also do share your latest favorite hindi/tamil songs in the comments which I can consider for next week 🙂
In India, we have always been hearing the noise about caste based discrimination and reservations. Its still a confusion on who is minority and who is majority, who is upper caste and who decides all these. Though such discrimination acts irritates us , I should say we have ignored it as we got used to it and also it doesnt affect us as a common man as we do not make friends seeing caste atleast in our schools and colleges. But its sad to see that they caste hatred has hit the colleges for past few years. We have come across few government education institution where there had been clashes based on caste discrimination. With extreme anger I am penning down this blog. The cause for anger is the suicide of Rohith, a scholar (should I refer him a scholar after he performed the coward act) of University of Hyderabad who has become a root cause now for yet another confusion. My thoughts as bullet points here:
1. Why should the educational institutions encourage religious or caste based groups in college/university? Shouldn’t the universities or colleges be scrapped with the groups? Educational institutions should not encourage politics within the campuses. Every individual can have their freedom of thoughts but discipline and decorum in the campus should be given more importance. Educational institutions should be a place to develop integrity and gain broad mind perspective instead of sowing rivalry by means of cast ism.
2. Rohith’s death seems to create agitation in the university of hyderabad by the group he belonged to. If dalits are being neglected in the university then why does one want to go and study their. You can boycott the institution. Its hard to believe the information as there are many other dalits who seems to be part of the institution and if every dalit student are not been accepted then how come the dalits prefer that university.
3. Rohith’s suicide note doesnt talk about dalits or he beig denied the opportunitiea but the prestitutes version seems to create a stir. I saw a local magazine with title “Kill dalits by poinsoning – By Rohith”. Media should be little more sensitive when they give news about such incidents.
4. After watching movies with stories with similar plots, i personally feel that the suicide is being politicized. Why not his group of members would have kindled or brain washed him to be a role model and insisted him that his death could bring a change. You can call me a Bhakt now but I dont mind. My point is if a suicide can only bring change , the change should have come by now as a tamil dalit student has already has died 6 months back in same university and it was said he died due to heart attack and his death has been later found to be mysterious death. The tamil dalit student’s death at the same university was not bothered by the group who are protesting for Rohith now. So what is the policy that they have?
5. I do not agree with people who favor student suspension. The students group protested against the hanging of Yakub Memon who was arrested and hanged for his hand in Mumbai terror attack. This is contempt power of court and will definitely be actionable. The group mentioned that it protested against hanging statement but why they do not protest it for Yakub Memon who has been declared as terrorist. It has become a fashion for protesters and prestitutes to support terrorists who have taken the life of fellow country men. Please learn it from France guys on how to react to terror attacks.
As Rohith ends his letter requesting for his stipend amount, I wish the university provide it to his family so that they are benefited out of it. And dear politicians don’t misuse this suicide for your benefits and dear government this is the time you wake up to do something that would bring equality in the mindsets of the people. I would like to see that the HRD ministry takes charge and scrap all political and religious groups from educational institution. If educational institution cant sow the equality among the students and does encourage division, then they are definitely not the healthy place for next generation to grow. Rohith is just another prey in the political plot. As he mentioned in his letter atleast let him be in peace now.
“You can’t or you need not be the best in everything all the time. At times you need to learn and explore the opportunities.”
Recently I got to watch couple of non stereotype Tamil movies which had messages that is very much important for the society now but unfortunately they were not very successful at box office – Inji iduppazhagi and Pasanga 2.
We regularly hit upon atleast one friend or a relative who speaks about weight loss or looking slim. And when this topic starts at home or at workplace you suddenly can see every soul in the room giving the tips that they have read or tried irrespective of their size. Everyone of us just think to shed fat and look beautiful by following all short cuts that we read in internet or through friends. Doesn’t “You have become slim” gives more happiness than “Your salary is credited” ? If you say ‘Yes.’ or you say ‘No. I dont care about my weight’, this movie is for you. Everyone really does somewhere deep inside wants to be the slim and trim model that we regularly watch in television or hoardings. Have we ever thought that we should be fit rather being slim ? Do we think about doing exercise to burn the extra calories or fat sediments in our body? We don’t. We actually run behind easy tips to loose weight. And hence weight loss has become a business and we fall prey for it. Every third person today has become a nutritionist and recommends you a fitness diet or shake which can shrink you but not make you fit. Just remember that !!!
Inji iduppazhagi talks exactly about this and gives us the message that be happy how you look but be fit. If you are thinking about joining crash course for weight loss or drinking fat burning shakes then this movie should be immediately watched by you.
Being a father of a hyper active kid who is yet to join his school, the second movie I watched was a nightmare. After watching the movie, me and my wife had a long discussion if we will be like one of the parents in the movie running to get admission in top schools and have to face all the problems that the characters in the movie face. This is not a remake of ‘Taare Zameen Par’ for your information. This movie also doesn’t talk about special kids. It talks about today’s kids who are hyper active and smart. But are we parents really smarter to tame them? Are we really intelligent to bring the best out of them? How many of us say “Let he/she decide what they want to learn”? We want our kids to be experts in everything. They should sing, dance, play an instrument, be a cricketer/footballer, should swim and after all these should get good rank in class and also should be calm and behave maturely at the age of 5 as Mr.Swami’s son or Mrs.Shanthi’s daughter. We don’t allow them to live the life of their age. We force and confuse them according to our wishes and societies needs.
Pasanga 2 talks about all these. It also stress upon how parents and the schools should bring the best out of children. Also what kind of education would bring out the best in today’s kids. This movie is must watch for all the parents of this generation.
INJI IDUPPAZHAGI AND PASANGA 2 – My recommendation from the tamil movies of 2015.
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