Headless Women Of Bollywood-Part 4

It’s a man’s job to respect women, but it’s a women’s job to give him something to respect

The film industry of Bollywood was once known for its traditional attires and ruled the global cinemas for decades. With the dawn of 21st century, Bollywood inclination towards headless women has been increased & actresses themselves choose to self-objectify their personalities. The item songs have taken a vital position in every Bollywood movie that is also collaborated with vulgar posters to attract the public grasp.

The movement- Headless women of Hollywood was in full swing in Europe when we witnessed Bollywood joining the hands of Hollywood to self-objectify a women’s character.

Here we will analyze some other posters of Bollywood movies that will ultimately leave you speechless as whether displaying a headless woman on posters is the need of character or a fishy game against a woman.

GreatGrand Masti:

If you have a look at the poster of this movie, you will get a clear idea as to how men visualize a women’s body. It may not be true for all men but the point here is that women are repeatedly presented as pleasure toy for men. The poster also highlights that the GreatGrand Masti comes from being obsessive to so many women.

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The movie’s plot is related to three friends who are unhappy with their marital life and looking for something to enjoy their lives & what is their something? Obviously, a woman who is an object used for their pleasure!

Kya Kool Hain Hum 3:

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This movie came in three different parts & with every release of its new part, the movie’s poster highlighted headless women more boldly. The movie’s storyline revolves around men who opt for a porn star profession to earn money.  So, the poster would have highlighted men’s nudity to meet the demand of the storyline. But here again, women are chosen as glamorous & vulgar characters to publicize the movie for generating the revenue. The directors are just craving for revenue without giving a damn to a women’s character.

This series of headless women of Bollywood will end in our next post.  So, Stay tuned for the last part to help us change these bitter realities!

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Cole Sprouse and Lili Rienhart Relationship so far

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Lili Reinhart (21) and Cole Sprouse (25) both star on Riverdale, which is based on everyone’s favorite Archie Comics, just with a darker and a more mysterious theme, which of course, has the fans hooked on this show really, really bad! Trust me, I know, I’ve been there.Riverdale_Season_1_Poster_(Unknown_Release_Date)

Lili and Cole play the iconic Betty and Jughead in this series, with their on-screen romance so sizzling, it has viewers wishing they were a real-life couple too! Let’s just say our wishes came true. Cole is a mystery in itself, which (sadly) means he does not open up about his personal life, completely understandable! But it also has the poor fans aggressively speculating about the couple’s off-screen relationship.

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But fret no more my Riverdale fellows, for they basically just made their relationship public in the classiest way possible, which of course has the fans (like myself) swooning and giddy with excitement! How did they make their relationship public? By appearing at the MetGala together hand in hand and looking stunning as always!

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Now that the fans have released a sigh of relief, let’s just say it wasn’t quite the easy-peasy journey. While Cole and Lili have been seen vacationing on public holidays and were even caught doing PDA, none of them confirmed it vocally. Although let’s be real, it was quite obvious that they were dating. How could they not?!

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Headless women of Bollywood Part-3

We are now observing poster after poster of Bollywood movies that are using hyper-sexualized parts of women body to sell their movies. There remains no importance to women’s face; all that matters is her fragmented body parts.

We will analyze other posters of such Bollywood movies who portray women as a symbol of sexual greed.

MURDER 2:

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Murder-2 is another symbol for blatant sexual objectification. The movie’s plot is designed specifically to capture the public psychologically with its sex appealing scenes but then there exists no link between the storyline & the posters.  As it can be seen in the poster that Jacqueline Fernandez is shown with her legs wide open, a strapless back & Emran Hashmi’s image in the mirror. This is literally a sense of disappointment when we see one of the most popular actresses chose to self-objectify. It is no doubt that Bhatt movies have chosen to disregard women as a person.

Here comes the third series of Murder:

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The mystery continues with another series of headless posters that refuses to acknowledge a woman as the respected person of a society. These movies are teaching youngsters many ways to harass women; on the other hand woman, herself is choosing the path of self-objectification. It is literally a matter of concern where girls are learning to become glamorous for getting a male attraction.

ALONE:

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If you look at the poster of Alone, you will clearly get the understanding of how actresses like Bipasha Basu are being objectified for publicity of the movie. It is a clear contrast with the script demand & the storyline. Does this make any sense to present Bipasha as a sex bomb in the poster? This movie could have been publicized while using different images.

I keep my pen down saying that sexually objectifying women is not an effective strategy to get the status of the blockbuster movie. If we unite together to stop watching such B-grade movies, it could be a great shock for such box office movie directors who will never ever choose to self-objectify a woman again.

Stay tuned for more information on Headless women of Bollywood!

A Corridor into History

“Let’s get a new engine from Peshawar” and so begin a weekend of adventure. Our faithful red Joy with whom we had traveled the length and breadth of Pakistan had finally stopped in the middle of the road. Simply given up, died. But ours is not a family, not even a nation that gives up. We sought to rejuvenate our eleven year old bride and Peshawar was chosen due its centuries old bazaars which sell every conceivable thing under the sun, its close proximity to our home and of course a couple of friends and places that awaited our presence. It was spring; the weather helped us endure the non-air conditioned, slow journey as our baby was pulled behind the bigger car. Later that night a set of friends suggested a visit to the famous Karkhano Market, a hub of duty free imported nonsense at the gates of the Khyber agency but to make the visit more meaningful another set of friends recommended to extend the visit along a road as old as time and  a journey as ancient as man.

The next morning we piled into the bigger car as our bride was getting a new life in the Kabuli market and onward it was into the Khyber agency and then the Spin Ghar or Safed Koh mountains. Crossing the gate into the agency the road is modern but the bazaar on both sides is rustic and consists mostly of very small grocery stores and very large restaurants with cut up carcasses of lambs hanging outside, their boards showing the now cut up lambs gamboling shyly in vast green fields, ready to be fed to a multitude of meat lovers  in search of authentic Khyber and Shinwari cuisine. In the midst of this haphazard bazaar we crossed the famed Bab-e-Khyber a symbolic entrance to the ancient pass which is also illustrated on the ten rupee banknote. Immediately after it towards the north of the road we were confronted by the famous outpost of the Jamrud Fort whose foundation stone had been laid by the Sikh General Hari Singh Nalwa  in roughly 1836  in commemoration of the Sikh victory and subsequent takeover of Jamrud. A largish fort is now surrounded by fortress like houses on all sides. The population of Khyber still builds high walled houses although more recently constructed and filled with modern amenities.

Through the Plains of Jamrud the road starts to climb and curve around the mountains. The giddy ride was made even more amusing by the amount of modern shops including a pizza parlor with a free home delivery option. The Khyber agency was trying to keep abreast of world too. The valley started closing in on both sides and one could now imagine how armies of invaders all the way back to Darius had traversed through these very ancient walls of the prehistoric mountains. Alexander, Ghengis Khan, Mongol and Muslim rulers had all come down this path in lust of the jewel called India. Millions of caravans had measured its dusty roads as it has been an integral part of the eventful and imperative Silk Road and remained The road into subcontinent until the Russian invasion of Afghanistan and the country’s subsequent downfall. Although it currently still is an important trade route as well as a NATO supply route.

The British had built a railway line on which until about a decade ago a steam engine would trudge tourists along its historical turns. However a recent takeover of the agency by armed insurgents has resulted in their blowing up of its sturdy tracks in some places. The government it seems is still busy with other things it considers more important than preserving a potent heritage and an important trade route. The interrupted track still snakes along the road as we move in the entrails of the Spin Ghar range, several tunnels stand with their gaping mouths, each has something written on its entrance, relics of their British builders.

We also pass a large bulbous Stupa on top of a hill to the north, guardian of the pass’s Buddhist past.  Shagai Fort then looms large on to our south, an extensive fortification overlooking the road. The pass then narrows down further, to as legend has it, so slim a path that two laden camels could not have passed one another, this point is called Ali Masjid. The road has now been widened but the steep walls of the mountains still rise ominously close over the road. The road now crawls in the belly of the valley as the Ali Masjid Mosque and Fort look down upon it. The strategic placement of the fort is clear, here was where (if they could be) the conquerors would have been defeated and many were while those whose names live on made it through. Local legend that the Prophet’s (PBUH) cousin Ali led a congregation at the location of the mosque; hence its name. The valley walls are decorated by the shields and the insignia of the valiant’s who have fought here over the past two centuries. Until now a slight river had been flowing along the road but now turns south and the cliffs are dotted here and there by green shrubs and spring wildflowers.

The narrow file then suddenly opens up into a flat plateau; this plate is the ancient city of Landi Kotal. On our way to the border we bypass the city and continue up the road until we see an fort like building atop a cliff overlooking the road. East of the border this is the highest point, this structure is Michni Post. We stop for a wondrous view of the pass as it opens into a large valley.  From the viewing room of the post we enjoy peshawari kehwa and drink in on the horizon, the still snow clad mountains around Kabul while below us the truck and trailer dotted road snakes into Afghanistan. Further west of the post on the mountain side we can see Charbagh Fort and Taimur Lung’s prison, the children shrink in horror as we are told of the steep passage in the prison fitted with blades on top of which enemies were asked to confess or fall in. We also find out the origins of the Khyber Rifles the formerly paramilitary force organized by the British which still maintains law and order in the pass and the agency. The Muzail, a type of rifle was the weapon of choice in the area and when the British thought it prudent to organize the locals into a force to be used in the Afghan wars they asked everyone with the rifle to register; hence the birth of the Khyber Rifles.

It was a treat to view the valley from the calm of the well maintained post and in the care of our very generous hosts. It is a clear day which adds much charm and depth to our view. After which we took a small sojourn on Afghan soil as we crossed the border and turned around. Next stop was the famed Khyber Rifles Mess back at Landi Kotal. We had to ask quite a few people until we finally made it to the mess. Passing several restaurants with ready to barbecue tikka’s wrapped in sheets of fat. It was lunchtime to be fair, hence the drool worthy observation. On entering the Mess gates we were greeted by lush green lawns, an oasis in the center of the dusty frontier town. Peacocks strutted around as long legged cranes sheltered from the sun in green groves. By the mess entrance we saw a huge centurion tree which had been put under ‘arrest’ by a drunk British Officer one night and remains to this day ‘under arrest’.

Inside the mess had an old world charm of dark wood paneling and starched white waiters with perfect manners. Decorated with hundreds of old pictures it required quite a few hours of study which we did not have at the time. We did however view the suite that had been occupied by HRH Diana Princess of Wales on her visit here in the early nineties. Lunch was typical mess fair (our taste buds were still tingling for the fatty lamb we had viewed outside) but the silverware, the crystal ware and the service was like eating in a royal palace; a pleasant experience that added to the old world feeling.

After that it was goodbye to Landi Kotal, not able to visit its famed railway station we had once enjoyed on a former trip, leaving something for next time we turned towards Jamrud and the waiting Karkhano market then towards the vibrant city of Peshawar. Until next time when we will come to sit by the abandoned railway tracks eating barbequed lamb and Shinwari Karai; the pass will remain haunting our memories time and again.

 

 

Neurological Disorders Explained: Dementia

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to one day wake up and forget the name of your cat? Memory loss or dementia with increasing age is a common condition; one that affects a good percentage of people.
But just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s easy.

Dementia includes a set of symptoms associated the memory building, recollection and thinking process. A term familiar with dementia is the Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a neurological disorder that affects old people and is characterized by severe dementia. Another type of dementia called the vascular dementia occurs after an episode of a stroke.

Contrary to popular belief or what you see on TV, dementia isn’t only related to slowly deteriorating memory or forgetting the names and identities of your own children. The condition begins and progresses slowly. It affects not only the memory but also communication, judgment and your ability to focus.

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The early stages of dementia are usually seen as a case of short-term memory loss that slowly progresses into a distressing long-term memory loss altogether in old age. If someone around you has been showing symptoms of declining memory, it’s important to recognize it and talk to the doctor. While dementia is not treatable in its essence, an underlying condition that might be causing the derangement of the memory building process may be corrected.

 

A post only to appreciate the power talent House, Nauman Ijaz

When I think about Nauman Ijaz, I still somehow think about Dasht. I was a kid at that time but I still remember the impact his role had on me even at a time when it was difficult for me to separate real and reel life of those characters and the actors playing those characters.

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He has an eye for unique projects and its no wonder that soon his name got associated with the best projects. Be it Nijaat or the latest Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila, his performance is always impeccable. He has given hits after hits throughout his 3 decade long career. Whenever I watch him on screen I feel that he can’t do any better but surprisingly, he does even better in his next project. He has a flair for negative roles. You need to watch his serials like Rehai, Ullu Barai Furokht Nahi, Shayad and Dar Si Jaati Hai Sila. Among all his negative roles, he has somehow managed to transform himself with utmost ease into adorable Imran Bhatti of Jackson Heights too.

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Over his 3 decade long he has won some awards too but his talent is above awards. He is so versatile that he can be nominated in any of the acting categories and still be able to stand out from all other actors nominated alongside.

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Here is a list of some of my favourite drama serials that star Nauman Ijaz. I hope you will be giving them a chance too 🙂

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  1. Mera Saeein
  2. Badi Aapa
  3. Khamoshiyan
  4. Rehai
  5. Jackson Heights
  6. Sang E Mar Mar
  7. Dar Si jati hai Sila
  8. Shayad

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I might be forgetting some of his work. Please add to the list, if you think I have forgotten some of his good work.

Neurological Disorder Vs Mental illness

If you’ve ever visited a hospital (and I mean really taken your time to explore it!), you’d know that the neurology ward is completely separate from the psychiatric one. They’re never adjacent; heck, they might not be in the same building even!
Two terms that are often used synonymously by many of us are psychiatric illnesses and neurological disorders. While it’s true that the crux of the two relates to the brain, they are in reality two entirely different set of disorders and diseases.
Psychiatric or mental disorders are a group of conditions that primarily affect the personality of the individual without solid diagnostic evidence. Neurologic disorders, on the other hand, often present as a physical pathology of the brain such as a tumor that can cause not only personality and psychiatric symptoms but also other related motor and sensory symptoms.
Studies have shown that psychiatric illnesses usually involve the frontal lobe of the brain as well the visual areas whereas in neurological disorders, the pathology is widespread and not limited to a specific region.
While the two conditions are easily confused and used interchangeably, recognizing what you might be suffering from is crucial for an effective recovery. Get in touch with your physician today if you experience any symptoms of a brain disorder whether psychiatric or neurological!

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