Monday, 25 December 2017

टाइगर ज़िंदा है - चलचित्र समीक्षा

@Rishi_Babbar द्वारा लिखित | 25 December 2017


जैसा कि हम जानते हैं कि “TIGER ZINDAA HAI” sequel है “EK THA TIGER” की । मैं यहाँ फिल्म की कहानी पर ज्यादा ज़ोर ना देते हुए कुछ अन्य बातें बताना चाहुंगा, जो मैंने notice करीं । आगे बढने से पहले मैं यह कह दूं कि सभी ने फिल्म में जो मेहनत की है उसका मैं सम्मान करता हूँ और इतना खर्चा करने के लिए यशराज की दाद देता हूँ ।

सारांश में कहानी तो यह है कि R.A.W का agent टाइगर (Salmaan Khan) अभी भी जीवित है और Austria देश में अपनी पाकिस्तानी पत्नी ज़ोया (Katrina Kaif) और बेटे के साथ सुखी जीवन व्यतीत कर रहा है । ईराक में जब कुछ आतंकि, 40 भारतीय और पाकिस्तानी nurses को बंदी बना लेते हैं तो उन्हे सुरक्षित निकालने हेतु  कोई और उपाय ना सुझने पर R.A.W chief (Girish Karnaad) टाइगर का नाम लेते हैं । उनके अनुसार टाइगर ही इस mission को पूरा कर सकता है । और अंत में वह उन्हें बचा भी लेता है ।

अब किसी भी action फिल्म से यह उम्मीद की जाती है कि जब Hero की entry हो तो एकदम धमाकेदार हो, लेकिन यहाँ मुझे निराशा हुई कि सल्मान की entry वैसी नहीं थी जैसी expectation थी । इस पहले scene में टाइगर अपने junior यानी बेटे को भेडियों से बचाता है और सही पूछो तो यह scene इतना effective नहीं है और काफी stretch किया हुआ है और abruptly end हो जाता है। कट्रीना के fight scenes फिर भी अच्छे हैं, एक scene तो Scarlett Johnsson की याद दिलाता है ।

अगर background music कि बात की जाए तो, पूरी फिल्म में शुरु से आखिर तक एक ही धुन repeatedly बजती रहती है जोकि फिल्म की Title theme है। मेरे कहने का मतलब है कि background music में variations बहुत कम हैं जो किसी भी चलचित्र को आनंदमय बनाने में अति सहयोग करता है । तो इसका मतलब यह निकलता है कि Julius जी का background score मेरे कानों को भाया नहीं।

उदाहरण के तौर पर देखा जाए तो मैं अंग्रेज़ी फिल्म FAST & FURIOUS 8 के background score की बात करना चाहुंगा, जहाँ climax में Toretto अपने मित्रों को बचाने हेतु बर्फ में से अपनी गाडी में निकलता है तो उस scene में उसकी वो typical धुन/ tune सुनाई देती है जो पूरी फिल्म में सुनाई ही नहीं दी और इससे scene बहुत- बहुत enhance हो जाता है और एक scene का emotional और visual quotient जाग उथता है । अब जो लोग यह सोच रहे हैं कि मैं अचानक Hollywood से compare कर रहा हूँ तो मैं उन्हे बता दूं कि कला कि कोई सीमा नहीं होती । और मैं तो अचम्भित हूँ कि इतनी फिल्मों के बाद भी जूलियस भाई ने background music के साथ experiment ठीक से क्यों नहीं किया ! F7, F8 और अन्य फिल्में जैसे TRANSFORMERS आदि में हर scene का अपना एक unique music piece है जो अलग से एक album के रूप में भी available है। मुझे नहीं लगता की yrf studios में कोई कमी है और यह state-of-the art studio,जिसमें स्व.मदन मोहन जी के संगीत ने पुनर्जन्म लिया था, इस बात का प्रमाण है कि वह पूरी काब्लियत रखता है उत्तिर्ण होने की ।

दूसरी ओर मैं Vishal-Shekhar की जोडी को बहुत बधाई देता हूँ जो इतने मधुर गाने हमें दिए और देते आए हैं ।

बाकी और मुझे लगा कि Editor रामेश्वर जी का काम थोडा अधिक sharp होना चाहिए था । इस्के इलावा overall देखा जाए तो अली जी की direction ठीक-ठाक रही । लेकिन पूरी फिल्म में गोलियां कुछ ज्यादा ही चलीं । बंदूकों का overdose हो गया ।

“TIGER ZINDAA HAI” बार-बार देखने वाली फिल्म तो नहीं है खास्कर cinema hall में । इस्लिए इसे repeat audience इतनी नहीं मिलेगी । जिस तरह कुछ film critics ने इसे बहुत interesting बताया तो दूसरी तरफ किसी ने तो इसे बहुत गिरा दिया । मैं इन दोनो के बीच में कहीं सहमत हूँ । 

और आखिर में जोड्ना चाहुंगा की Marcin जी कि Cinematography बहुत अच्छी थी। अन्य Actoरों की बात की जाय तो परेश जी का काम बहुत ही natural और interesting रहा । कुमुद जी के छोटे-छोटे comedy segments बहुत मज़ेदार थे । तो मैं सभी audiences से कहुंगा की अगर वे इन छुट्टियों में cinema और देसी action का आनंद लेना चाहते हैं तो ज़रूर जाएं देखने इस फिल्म को अपने नज़्दीकी theatres में। और यदी उन्हें tickets कुछ ज्यादा ही महंगी लगें तो 2-3 महीने इंतेज़ार करें जब तक फिल्म की online streaming, DVD या Blu-ray नहीं आ जाती। इस फिल्म की कमाई आगे होते रहने का एक कारण यह भी है की इस समय और कोई बडी फिल्म रिलीज़ नहीं हुइ । यदि पाद्मावती आ जाती तो टाइगर को इतनी आमदनी नहीं हो पाती ।

यहा तक सम्पूर्ण पढ्ने के लिए धन्यवाद ।।

Monday, 18 December 2017

My Introspection of "Terrorism"

By @Rishi_Babbar | 15 November 2017  | (updated 18 Dec 2017)

‘Terrorism’ is one of the most widely ‘advertised’ word of the 21st century. Let us dissect some facts revolving around this great brain drain.

Keeping all known facts aside, from my perspective, terrorism is has become one of the greatest tools for the media to mint money. The way they project the images of misery on the screens in every home and inject fear within our hearts is a clear sign of this situation. Very neatly terrorism and media are feeding each other. It’s a loop, a vicious circle I would say or ‘चक्रव्युह’ as said in Hindi. It is only when the media shows a ‘Breaking News’ of something exploding somewhere, they get a boost in their viewers statistics and vice-versa unless the so-called ‘terrorists’ show to the world, what ‘great deeds’ they are doing, their ‘efforts’ also become futile. Rather than watching such mind torturing ‘Breaking News’ it is better to break the news and stop watching this junk. I sometimes feel that the fee I pay to news channels is misused; therefore I deleted bogus channels from my television box.

We can also notice that the ‘rise of terrorism’ has been along with the spread of television sets in our homes; didn’t anyone notice this? Who knew about this foolishness before television? Where was it? There were wars, battles and quarrels, but not terrorism as such. You see, TV has helped establish terrorism, that’s how I see it. Still if the reader has any doubts, he may please watch the eighteenth bond film Tomorrow Never Dies (1997). Thank God for pouring such an idea into Bruce Feirstein’s brains. I loved Brosnan by the way. There is this dialogue which the media tycoon Mr Carver in the film says, “there’s no news, like bad news.” It is evident that the media and terrorism go hand-in-hand; they are fueling each other. In real world nowadays, unlike film the constant happening of the ‘terrorist events’ continue after some gaps in time, it has become sort of regular you see, to keep the media houses running and the tasty recipe of the ‘terrorism story’ to remain on the headlines every now and then. If any human being in this circle ever read their own holy books by mistake, they would happen to discover the great treasures of eternity and stop these false businesses of filth. Even the audience who waste their precious time watching such futile news on TV must dedicate their time in finding out the real treasure beyond measure. But they would never; for that they must be a blessed soul, to thoroughly delve deep inside their respective holy books. No matter which Master has given the teachings, at the very foundation it is same.

It is obvious that terrorism is a bad phenomenon. It harms and or destroys the lives of the ‘innocent souls’ of this life; perhaps according to the law of recompense or karma, it is these victims who once committed sins with the now terrorists, in their previous births, since their souls are in this creation, from a spiritual point of view. Nothing happens outside of the action cycle or without the will of the Lord. And this is an applied science, which scientists today are hardly aware of because they don’t have access to the divine servers or the supercomputers of God that are located in higher realms of consciousness. These supercomputers of God are un-hack-able because they can’t be located by us, at the first place.

Well coming back to the topic ….it is a new kind of imperialism, where we don’t have any idea of the complete picture of who, what and why? It is random situation where ‘innocent people’ are killed without rhyme and reason. Lives are wrecked, cities destroyed and public property is broken. Therefore my small advice to all the governments of this physical material world is that they must order to simply stop using the word ‘terrorism’ at once and we shall notice a great change in the atmosphere of the world!

Butchers = Terrorists (for other species)

Lastly I would like to add one more concept of ‘terrorism’ which took birth in my mind in November 2015 and I tweeted about. What we today call terrorism as we understand is humans-to-humans; but what about the 24/7 terrorism against the poor animals (humans-to-other species), who are slaughtered continuously every day for most of the world to eat. Shouldn’t this activity be absolutely stopped? Isn’t this daily terrorism faced by feeble animals? Can’t all humans become herbivores or vegetarians? Who has given us the authority to butcher them? SOME HUMANS ARE EXTREMELY SELFISH; THEY CALL IT TERRORISM WHEN THEY THEMSELVES ARE IN AGONY AND AT THE SAME TIME JUSTIFY WITH THEIR JUNK THOUGHTS THAT MEAT EATING IS ‘OKAY’!? Wow….great! Let them continue. They will have to pay by one day becoming victims to ‘terrorism’ in the future births. Did anyone ponder why an airplane full of passengers vanished or was blown mid-air? It is all karmic law you see. Let’s imagine all those souls who once roasted and barbecued some animals in their past lives and today all those meat eaters, under the natural law of Karma or recompense board the same airplane and are ‘roasted’ mid-air and are eaten away by time! This is accumulating bad karma or sins in our account book of actions stored in our individual file of actions or deeds in God’s supercomputer! Simply by confessing one's sins by visiting an artificial temples doesn't erase sins, unless an individual's soul comes in contact with the Audible Life Stream. Ponder. Human being is considered to be the top of the creation, and being at the top his prime duty is to take care of his brothers and sisters (other species) and not to kill and eat them!


“Did not Moses give you the law,

and yet none of you keepeth the law?”

-John 7:20


 “Thou shall not kill”, as we find it in the King James Version of Mark and Luke. In many modern translations, however, the key word has been changed to "murder" in both the Old and New Testaments, though the meaning in Deuteronomy is ambiguous and could mean either or both. 'Murder' implies only human beings, 'killing' refers to all life. 

See Reference for this paragraph: ‘The Gospel of Jesus’ by John Davidson @ http://www.scienceofthesoul.org/product_p/en-176-0.htm

A soul in the garb of the human being must not forget that the law of karma or actions is universal, firm and unshakeable. We can’t escape this creation until this account book shows ‘NIL’ Balance. One day we will be accounted for our actions in the court of the Supreme Lord. And that day will be the time of our Death!

In this grand play of God which is titled ‘LIFE’, let us pledge to take on the positive roles and become good acting souls by performing good deeds, so that we get positive marks from him in our accounts.
RELATED INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES:
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2.      Look at Your Own Deeds
3.      The Invisible Prison
5.      Vegan Bible
6.      Law of Recompense
8.      What is Karma ?
9.      Our current situation

Thursday, 23 November 2017

Online shopping

By @Rishi_Babbar | 23 November 2017 

There is no doubt that newer technologies are transforming the way we buy and sell things nowadays. Although this is a growing trend, especially in developing nations where only a few people have access to online shopping.

There is still a large number of people in such countries which don’t trust the internet banking and have doubts regarding the same. But those are the mostly the aged ones who are not acquainted with technology. The younger population is quite used to buying products online; they like it rather. In a country like India, web players namely Flipkart, PaytmMall, Snapdeal, Ebay, amazon, etc. are making a great impact on the consumers with all their advertisements and discounts over the mobile applications.

In my opinions, there are some products which can easily be bought over the internet, while sitting at home but, at the same time there are certain things which cannot be or should not be. Say items like books, optical discs, stationery or any such item may be bought online as they are cheap and the probability of defect is the least. We can also book rail, air, movie tickets and recharge our mobiles, bills and DTH online, that’s easy. Then things like furniture, utensils, electronic gadgets and appliances, etc. must be bought by physically visiting the shop as they are costlier and one can inspect them before purchasing; I meant the package seal because generally shopkeepers won’t allow the sealed pack to be opened before one has paid for it. I have noticed some cardboard boxes of electronic items that were tampered with from the bottom side. In case of malls we can see the product in display and feel it before purchase, which is more convenient. There is this thing happened with me where I ordered online a wireless charging pad for my Windows Phone and it stopped working after 3 days; then I complained to them but they are not responding (Online shopping portal name hidden). Same is the case with raw fruits and vegetables, grains and milk, etc. May be in the future, things on the internet may become very transparent and smooth and we may be able to get almost everything online. But at the same time interaction with the shopkeeper is essential too. It gives a sense of friendliness with the seller. Internet does not allow us to physically touch the product which we are going to buy but a physical shop does. Some traditional methods cannot be replaced.

Therefore, like two sides of the coin we may sometimes opt for online shopping and if the mood persists, go to the physical shop. Malls have rather become an interesting place to hang out with friends and family. You see the charm of these titanic air-conditioned shopping centres cannot be replaced with a web browser or a mobile application and at same time a busy office goer can buy products while she or he is commuting.


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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Food-food everywhere…

By @Rishi_Babbar | 22 November 2017    

(Before you read this text let me tell you my definition of "FOOD" : Some selected plants and herbs are the only food for those among us who want to be called a human being. Anything that can think, walk and has intelligence is not food for us. If those creatures were food, they would come to the butcher by their own will and request him to take their life. It is sinful to forcefully shed blood for our stomach, therefore I support "Vegetarianism". #GoVegan)

In today’s busy life, when people are so engrossed in the so-called ‘competition’ of earning material wealth, that they have forgotten the most important part of their lives and for which they are earning ‘money.’ Having a good nutritious meal has become a big question mark on the face of the daily 
office goers.

Many people have insufficient time to cook food at home or by themselves, so they resort to buying readymade food from the retailers and or restaurants. Although few restaurants may be preparing recipes with utmost care and cleanliness, but not all. It is a well-known fact that most packaged food or fast food as we call it nowadays, is of less nutritious value and can be harmful for health in the long run. Many food outlets use the microwave ovens to re-heat the food just before the delivery is made to the customer. This again damages the food’s nutrient quotient because it is altered at the molecular level. All the tasty delights like pizzas, burgers, noodles, etc. have high content of refined flour which gets stuck in the intestine and becomes the cause of constipation and other horrific diseases that follow this event of blocking intestinal cilia. One more thing to be noticed is that many people don’t chew the food properly and just swallow it because they are in a ‘hurry’. This further deteriorates their digestion process. Not only this, the readymade food costs more than the home cooked one over a period of time as there are many factors involved like packaging and delivery, etc.

On the other hand food prepared at home is better than the readymade one in a variety of ways. Firstly we take utmost care in cleaning the raw food, grams, pulses, rice, etc. Then with all our attention we make the recipe a properly balanced one, in terms of amount of salt, spices, fat and wheat flour used; which is not always the case with the packaged food. They are too salty, spicy, roasted you see. They are meant to attract more customers with their gloss and yumminess. Secondly preparing meal at home becomes interesting irrespective of the company of our family members or being home alone. One can relish and enjoy cooking her or his favourite recipe as required. And have it fresh, hot and in a balanced manner. Also the food prepared at home is cost efficient and feasible, when compared to the packaged one. We have the freedom to prepare whatever we feel and how much we want.

So summing it up, we have seen that the home cooked food is far superior that the readymade fast food and is healthier, neat, clean and cheap. But we may have the packaged food only in some rare case, once in a while; but not always. We must restrict it to a certain limit only because prevention is better than cure.

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Monday, 13 November 2017

The New Language…

By @Rishi_Babbar | 13 November 2017  

Filling up one’s natural hard disk with anything new is not an easy task, especially when a person is required to retain the gained information for longer time. Some people learn via books, some through a teacher and others go online to view videos and recorded sessions or simulated environments.

For learning a new language for instance, one may have to perform multiple things. Let us now examine the best methods to learn a new language. Learning a new language can be difficult or easy depending upon the learning methodology adopted by the eager student. She/he should put to use the new language in her/his mind in everyday life. After going through the basic language skills like learning the alphabets, words and grammar of it the student must apply using the words in real life. He must try to inculcate the words learnt in her/his daily dealings.

At no point of time can there be only one best way to learn a thing so varied like a new language. An avid student of the language will have to amalgamate her/his newly learnt skills in day-to-day life. For example, trying to speak the vegetable names, fruits and other eatables; body parts, names for the things of daily use like clothing, vehicle parts, animals, seasons, etc. to name a few.

Also, one needs people surrounding the learner to speak the same language the student is learning, because if the learner doesn’t interact with others, she/he may not be able to “think” in that language. And it is a necessary part of the process of learning a new language; to “think” in the new language.

Lastly, I conclude by saying that to learn a new language it is good to have a language teacher and try to read lot of books. There are no shortcuts for anything that must be obtained through hard work. In order to be perfect, learner has to fulfil the four aspects of a language, i.e., write, speak, read and listen. But if the learner doesn’t imbibe the features of the newly learnt language in his daily life, she/he may not be able to use the language fluently, efficiently and without hesitation.

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Friday, 27 October 2017

The Binary Kingdom

By @Rishi_Babbar | 27 October 2017

With the rise of computers in almost every field today, the artificial intelligence (AI) seems to be a superior and better “employee” for most MNCs. The recent trend of reducing the employees in the name of company profits has been very disheartening. Many IT companies have had thousands of job-cuts in the past few months/years than ever before; rather this was unheard of. This act of job-cut is so inhuman. Indian mystics have often said that:

किसिका दिल तोडना तो दूर, दुखाना भी एक गुनाह है ।
 
क्योंकि हर दिल में पर्मात्मा वस्ता है । ”  

Even in the mid-sized businesses there have been job-cuts as machines with higher capabilities become affordable for these companies. Especially in the automobile manufacturing sector, the robotic arms have lured the owners to reduce human arms as these lifeless arms work faster with greater accuracy and without tiring. There is obviously no comparison of these machines with humans on the physical level, as machines do not demand any appraisal or lunch break as humans do.

As the phenomena of this artificial intelligence reaches zenith, there will come a time when majority of the things in the world will be computer controlled as we see in the movies; and human may perhaps do the job of maintaining these machines, until these metallic-organisms become self- sustaining. Talking about movies I would like to remind the reader and the students of art and science that most of the gadgets in early Bond movies are a reality today and we use those things today in our daily life, perhaps some things more powerful and enhanced. At the same time, it can be a havoc situation in the world if the workers remain unemployed, in spite of being capable and skilled. Only when there is some insolvable dilemma with these dead workers, the CEOs may realize the need for the human power which they previously declined to use.

Lastly as the saying goes, “Man learns from his own mistakes.” People of the future may heal the damage they have unknowingly done to the society and may try to rectify this situation. The cause to any problem is the loss of equilibrium. I am not cursing technology altogether, we love it, I just want to say that there can be a sufficient balance between humans and machines in the workplace, why throw humans who made the machines in the first place? I think that would be the day of great achievement & prestige, when this happens and everything is in harmony.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

My views on - Vegetarianism

By @Rishi_Babbar  |  26 October 2017 

It is very important to choose a proper diet for ourselves for various reasons. But which diet is proper, healthy and eco-friendly? This is the question that many of us will ponder upon.  Let’s examine some of the facts of being a vegetarian.
Looking at the structure of the human body, we notice that it is not designed in a way to eat meat or inject dead bodies. Rather in my eyes, any animal product cannot be a food at all. Even the Bible asks us not to kill. It refers to stop killing of any life. And many great men such as Mahatma Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pythagoras, Albert Einstein, Emperor Asoka, Maharaj Sawan Singh, Nizami Ganjavi, Socrates, Confucius, St. Matthew, St. Thomas, Leonardo Da Vinci, Tukaram, George Bernard Shaw, Guru Nanak, Saint Kabir and all Indian/global saints were/are vegetarians! And they have also provided statements as to why should a person be vegetarian.
From a health point of view, consumption of foul, fish, meat and eggs is carcinogenic. And according to a recent study, there are new headlines coming up that meat eating is cancerous and thus a vital threat to our system. There is also a question of mercilessly killing animals who are helpless compared to humans and are entitled to our mercy.
It is so funny that a person who eats meat, when visiting a Doctor, starts trembling with fear looking at the syringe but is unaware of the pain caused to the poor animal, which he had the night before! How can a flesh-eater come under the classification of “homo-sapiens”?
From a spiritual perspective, killing is a heinous crime and According to the universal law of “actions”, described by all the great men in their holy books.
“Ye are the top of the creation”, says the Bible and being at the top, it is the prime duty of human beings to look after and care for his brothers and sisters (other species); and not to kill and eat them.
Isn’t this daily terrorism for all those animals who are slaughtered every day to satisfy our pallet?
This also proves that man is super-selfish because he calls it “terrorism” when he himself is in agony but at the same time justifies that meat eating is okay! Then in my eyes such people have no right to complain and mustn’t fear when their airplane is about to crash land! Stomach is not a grave yard, you see.

Let me tell you my definition of "FOOD" : Some selected plants and herbs are the only food for those among us who want to be called a human being. Anything that can think, walk and has intelligence is not food for us. If those creatures were food, they would come to the butcher by their own will and request him to take their life. It is sinful to forcefully shed blood for our stomach, therefore I support "Vegetarianism".
At last, one who adheres to a vegetarian diet, stays perfectly healthy provided he has a proper overall lifestyle as diet is not merely the only factor for health. Vegetarianism is the ethical way to survive.




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Bahubali - The Vegetarian

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