Being Over-sensitive

I don’t know if its a trend all over the world or its just a case in India, but this certainly is not something very appreciable. People here are becoming extra-patriotic and leave no chance to troll those who has an opinion regarding the country.

Snapchat CEO suddenly got very (in)famous in India over his alleged statement regarding the country. Although it has not yet been proved but even if he said so, there was nothing wrong in that. He is a person and a corporate man  and has full right to express his opinions. So what if he is not ready to expand his business in a country which he thinks is poor and actually is poor! “This app is only for rich people,” Spiegel said,  “I don’t want to expand into poor countries like India and Spain.”

People in mass started trolling him on social networks and too many Indians even uninstalled the app to express their anger over his remark. This protest went too far and Snapchat had to issue several official statements, denying “Poor India” remark.

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Something similar happened a few years ago, when Maria Sharapova had to face the wrath of Indian cricket fans given her non familiarity with the Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. She was heavily trolled on Twitter just because she was not knowing about this player of a game which is played in some 10 or 12 countries. And this keeps happening every other day where a celebrity gets heavily trolled for his/her opinions.

People here have become over sensitive and have no ears for any criticism or even a simple fact stating some harsh truth. Wish we could get a little mature and stop paying extra-attention to silly things and work hard for a country prosperous enough to not attract unwanted remarks.

JAI HIND 🙂

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89th Academy Award (Oscars) 2017:Winners

Tonight was the night! The most popular and respected award ceremony again was an happening one! The awards were handed out in between jokes and attacks on President Donald Trump.

La La Land was announced as the best film and then this mistake was noticed, it was not La La Land at all! “There’s a mistake. Moonlight, you won best picture,” Fred Berger, the La La Land producer announced to the gasps of a shocked crowd. He held up the card clearly showing the winner was Moonlight. The stars and crew of La La Land shuffled off the stage and handed their gold statuettes to a jubilant Moonlight team.

Casey Affleck won best actor for Manchester By The Sea while Emma Stone won best actress and Damien Chazelle best director both for La La Land.

Here is the full winners list :

Best film

Moonlight

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Best actress

Emma Stone (La La Land)

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Best actor

Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea)

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Best director

Damien Chazelle (La La Land)

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Best supporting actress

Viola Davis (Fences)

Best supporting actor

Mahershala Ali (Moonlight)

Best original screenplay

Kenneth Lonergan (Manchester By The Sea)

Best adapted screenplay

Barry Jenkins and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight)

Best cinematography

Linus Sandgren (La La Land)

Best original score

Justin Hurwitz (La La Land)

Best original song

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Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land)

Best sound editing

Sylvain Bellemare (Arrival)

Best foreign language film

Asghar Farhadi (The Salesman)

Best film editing

John Gilbert (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best visual effects

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Dan Lemmon (The Jungle Book)

Best production design

David Wasco and Sandy Reynolds Wasco (La La Land)

Best sound mixing

Kevin O’Connell, Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace (Hacksaw Ridge)

Best documentary Feature

Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow (O.J.: Made in America)

Best animated film

Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer (Zootopia)

Best animated short film

Alan Barillaro and Marc Sondheimer (Piper)

Best documentary short subject

Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara (The White Helmets)

Best live action short film

Kristof Deak and Anna Udvardy (Sing)

Best make-up

Alessandro Bertolazzi, Giorgio Gregorini and Christopher Nelson (Suicide Squad)

Best costume design

Colleen Atwood (Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them)

source:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/films/2017/02/26/oscars-2017-winners-list-full-plus-academy-awards-talking-points/

Racism and Making America Great Again

Yesterday, an Indian man was killed (and two injured) after this american lad shot him dead at a bar at Kansas (U.S.). This was not some regular attack but purely was a racist one, where this killer yelled “get out of my country” before shooting the victim. It really shook the people back at home in India. This is how India’s foreign minister responded –

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I don’t know if the newly elected POTUS should be blamed for all the recent racist attacks or this racism was always there, but Trump surely has never criticized any single racist attack! Being the president of a country which has a rich heritage of embracing people from all over the world , a responsible behaviour is always expected.

I’m really sorry for the man who attacked the victim, had he known the contribution of India in the US economy, he would never have done this. He and people like him should be aware of  the following facts before yelling again!

As many as 12% scientists and 38% doctors in the US are Indians, and in NASA, 36% or almost 4 out of 10 scientists are Indians. 
If that’s not proof enough of Indian scientific and corporate prowess, digest this: 34% employees at Microsoft, 28% at IBM, 17% at Intel and 13% at Xerox are Indians.

With a whopping 29.4 per cent increase, a record high of 132,888 Indian students studying in the US in 2015/16 academic year contributed $3.6 billion to the US economy, (according to a new report).
Imagine a US with no Indians and u ll know! and why only Indians , but everybody else too, who come from all over the world and contribute to the progress of the states, imagine the US without  them and you ll have nothing but regret!

America has made this progress only because of its heritage and power of adaptability and how it has the opportunity for everyone irrespective of color, gender, and nationality. America has always been welcoming and has embraced people from all over the places. No one should forget that the power of America doesn’t lies in its nukes but in its unity! Don’t let anybody ruin that.

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Like the Trump says, Lets Make America Great Again! How I wish, Trump knew the meaning of Greatness!

Neighbours in space!!

Don’t know if its exciting or scary for you but this is really cool. National Aeronautics and Space Administration on 22nd feb, wednesday had a major announcement to make and it came out as a real cool news! NASA along with its partner all around the worlds has found a solar system with 7 earth alike planets revolving around a small star (Trappist1) just 39 light years away! As per Michael Gillon, the lead author of the ‘Nature Paper’ announcing the discovery, “it would be the first time that so many planets with as similar feature as earth has been found in a single solar system”. Not only this, three among these seven planets are at the star habitable zone, that means that its most  likely that these planets would have the existence of water on their surface. One of them has a mass indicating a water rich composition. the distance at which these planets orbits the star can be compared with the Jupitar and its moons.  Also, these planets lies at the zone where their temprature is estimated to be in between zero to hundred degree C.

These worlds have sizes and temperatures similar to those of Venus and Earth and are the best targets found so far for the search for life outside the Solar System. They are the first planets ever discovered around such a tiny and dim star.

Right now, the astronomers are beginning to study the planets’ atmospheres with the telescopes they have. And from these observations, they feel fairly confident that the worlds are rocky. “For detailed characterization, we will need James Webb,” Triaud said.

“With this discovery we’ve made a giant, accelerated leap forward in our search for habitable worlds and life on other worlds potentially,” Sara Seager, a leading exoplanet expert at MIT, said during the announcement. This one star system, she said, gives astronomers many chances to look for life, and refine their understanding of exoplanets in small-star systems.

Today Google’s doodle  recognized the event too.

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WE always has assumed about the life over other planets but this time its indeed a huge discovery.

As NASA associate administrator Thomas Zurbuchen said, “Finding another Earth-like planet isn’t a matter of if but when.” 

whats your take on this exciting discovery? please leave a comment 🙂