Salman and Sonam promote PRDP in Delhi

They are not crazy for Salman, they are actually crazy. As he enters he is surrounded by educated yet uncivilized fans and media. He walks like he is God who has just landed on Earth for people to follow him. 

Volley of questions are thrown at Salman by his fans as well as die hard critics. Nobody wants to address any question to Sonam as she is brought here only as a showpiece.

 Her only job is to stare at people and smile while Salman responds to media.

This image can only remind of a mental asylum.

 Her fan following should be no different from that of Rakhi Sawant. This smile can bring tears to your eyes. 

Arrogance in every word.

Sex change is no more a hassle in India

Gone are the days when Indian used to travel abroad for surgeries. Since last few years demand for sex change surgeries has gone up both nationally and internationally. Foreigners come to India for such surgeries because it is pretty cheap and fast in India compared to other countries.

After having fought psychological battle for 64 years, Betty from United States came to India. Dressed in saree, an Indian female attire, wearing heavy ornaments, Betty walks with pride. “I was born with male body but I always felt like a female. Life was no so easy. Getting sex changed in America is an extremely lengthy procedure. It can easily take more than 5 years to even get into operation theater. Today is my rebirth and I would love to marry a man in future. Acceptance to transgender is terrible in America and I am happy that I am a female now.”

Rosy, with her mother, has come to India from UK. Though born with male physique, Rosy never felt she was a boy. She smiles as she scrolls down her beautiful pictures in her mobile. “I wear variety of wigs on different occasions and see how amazing I look. Until last year I didn’t know about sex change surgery. My mom suggested me to go for one. We did research and found out that sex change surgery is even cheaper here than in Thailand. Surgery is performed by qualified doctors and we are very happy for our decision. In UK, many people don’t undergo sex change because of huge chunk of money involved in it. They live life of transgender and keep fighting within themselves and society”

Five years back Rosy married a UK based guy from India. At that time it was termed as gay marriage. “Today I am a girl and we will marry again but as straight male and female. We are all very excited especially my mother in law who has extended full support to me.”
"I am dying to wear bikini", chuckles Rosy.

She plans to go to Taj Mahal in Agra, and Jaipur after her breast transplant are done.

Dr. Narendra Kaushik performs sex change surgery with the help of his highly skilled staff. He claims he is one of the few qualified doctors who perform sex change surgeries in India. “We have psychiatrists in our hospital who ensure patient is transgender. Transgender are people who feel their souls are trapped in wrong bodies. We understand the pain they go through while dealing with family, friends and society. Many transgender even commit suicide. Sex change surgery is the solution and a miracle for them. We do what God didn’t do.”

Female to male surgery is considered to be the most difficult as penis is made with the skin taken from forearm and it can take upto 12 hours to create one. Placement of penis is done keeping Gspot in mind. Sex change surgery doesn’t affect sexual satisfaction in an individual. He or she continues to enjoy sex with immense pleasure.

Short dress is NO NO for Indigo

A woman wearing a short frock was forbidden from flying in an IndiGo flight from Mumbai to New Delhi. Indigo staffers termed the dress as inappropriate and allowed her fly in another flight only after she changed to trousers.

According to Indigo airlines, staffers and their family members travelling using staff leisure travel privileges are required to follow a specific dress code. This woman was wearing a dress that ended above knees.The woman is an ex-employee of Indigo while her sister is a current employee.

Shahid and Alia promote Shaandaar in Delhi


This Highway is a man killer

National Highway 44 that joins south India with the north is accused for deaths of large number of tribal villagers living along it.

One of the victim villages is Peddakunta that houses 35 huts with only one male adult. This is the place where 37 men have already died. It lies in the Mahbubnagar district of Telangana.

It doesn’t take much to locate this village because of its standing as the "village of highway widows".

According to ladies of village the village headquarters are on the other side of the highway. One has to cross the highway in order to get any kind of work done by the government. In many cases, those who go don’t come back.

The most shocking and unbelievable incident was that of a man who went across with the petition about the large number of deaths and didn’t return. He died while on his way back.

Village is believed to be a curse one.

A lady named Korra Sakini lost her son three years back. At the same spot, her husband died a few months later.

As per some unconfirmed reports when the four lane highway was being built, provision to build a service lane was also passed so as to enable the villagers to go to the other side without having them to cross the highway. Unfortunately, the plan never materialized and villagers had to cross the highway bypass for collecting their pensions and taking up jobs in villages across.

The only man left in the village is Thariya Korra who is left with a kid after he lost his wife to the highway.

Mothers are afraid of sending the only five children who go to school. They hope to send their children to government hostels so that at least they can stay happy and away from everyday mourning.

The most unfortunate incident is that of Nenavath Rukya who not only lost her husband, but also three sons and a son-in-law to the highway. After having failed from saving his daughter in law from unwanted men attention, she sent her back to her parents.

Many women are forced into prostitution for money and food.

Illiteracy and alcoholism among children are at peak and the village is the poorest in the district.

Love, Sex aur Dhokha Co-exist

Dr Anderson,Professor of Sociology at the University of Winchester, through is survey, found out that men cheat their wives not because they are not in love but because they are sexually bored.

He concludes that expecting men to be loyal is unrealistic. Men love their wives and cheat. If they didn’t love they would have walked out and enjoyed guilt-free sex with another partner.

Evidence show men who cheat are romantically contented, but tired of sex with one person.

According to another survey conducted by Ashley Madison (a global dating), 81 percent married men surveyed had extra marital affairs. Survey was done on 75321 people, out of which 80 percent were married. 61% of men don’t find infidelity to be immoral.

Men with extra marital affairs claim their affair proved to be constructive in their marriage. In many cases, affair worked as a wake-up call to repair the relationship.

Fascinatingly, over 80% of people surveyed had arranged marriages. Average age of men surveyed was 45. Clearly, infidelity co-exists with a large number of arranged marriages.

The most important question now is what makes spouses go outside their marriage!

For 36 percent men, lack of sex made them look beyond while women have affairs when they feel they are not loved by their partners.

A poll on Toluna reveals that merely 17 percent men who responded didn’t have sex while their wives were pregnant

Infidelity is not as simple as it appears. Most of the respondents who had extra marital affairs didn’t find infidelity unethical, at the same time they felt guilty of cheating.

Sexologist Dr. Pant believes that most men have affairs because of monotony in their sex lives, or a lack of response from partner, and in many cases it is for variety.

Transgender school head demands Rs 50 lacs for giving interview

Fame brings with it a greed to make more money – by hook or by crook. After reading several reports about first ever transgender school Principal in India Manabi Bandopadhyay, we too decided to interview her.

I called her up many times on her mobile phone, and each time the call was received by her so-called adopted son-cum-secretary Debashish. In Hindi loaded with heavy Bangla accent, he asked me zillion questions about how we wanted to do the interview, the shoot requirements, shoot angles, the questions etc. Finally, he asked me to mail a formal request for the interview along with the list of questions. I complied.

The next day when I called Manabi again to enquire about the possible shoot date, she handed over the phone to Debashish who asked for a facilitation fee. Assuming it to be some kind of donation for the welfare of the transgender community, I agreed and told him it should not be a problem. However, when I asked the amount of money he was expecting, I could not believe my what I heard. He said, "Rs 50 lacs (INR 5 million)."

“Nobody cared for Manabi when she was struggling. Today, when she has established her career, everybody is after her for interviews. She has given many interviews to print media in past. If you want to interview her, you have to shell out Rs 50 lacs, or else move on,” said Debashish over the phone.

"I have been approached by BBC, CNN and many other foreign channels. Manabi will give interview to the one that offers the highest amount,” he added.

Not believing what I heard, I asked him to let me speak to Manabi once. And lo and behold, came the same response from her too. Too shocking to believe.

Later I learnt from other international media that Manabi and Debashish indeed ask for the same amount from every such news group desirous of interviewing her.

Without many options, we dropped the story idea and "moved on." Disgusting to the core.

Mukesh Singh paid 40k for interview to BBC?

According to a news report in Navbharat Times, Mukesh Singh, accused in Delhi gang rape of 2012, was paid Rs. 40,000 for giving interview to the makers of the documentary India's Daughter.

Report suggests that filmmaker Leslee Udwin made several attempts to interview Mukesh. She is believed to have been assisted by a man called Khullar. Initially all her efforts went in vain but later she received permission from both Ministry of Home affairs as well as Tihar jail to interview Mukesh.

Inquiry in Tihar Jail reveals that Singh demanded Rs. 2 Lakh for the interview but ultimately settled at Rs. 40,000. Money was allegedly paid to Singh's family after interview.

Report comes at a time when government has issued a legal notice to BBC. In the notice, BBC is accused of violating the predetermined conditions to make the documentary with a controversial interview of an accused of the Delhi gangrape incident of 2012. In his interview Mukesh Singh made some comments which became headlines in Indian and foreign newspapers. Despite ban, video was uploaded on youtube by BBC and watched by millions of people across the world. Documentary sparked outrage on social media.

The British filmmaker, Udwin says she worked on the film for two years. Watching thousands of protesting people taking to the streets across India inspired her to make the documentary.

Six people including Mukesh Singh committed heinous crime on December 16, 2012. Other five men were Ram Singh, Vinay Sharma, Akshay Thakur, Pawan Gupta and a juvenile. Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide while in prison. His body was found hanging in Tihar Jail. Juvenile has been kept at a reformatory home run by Delhi government. Remaining four convicts are sentenced to death, but their execution is stayed on appeal of the Supreme Court.

Lankan PM makes controversial remark ahead of Modi visit

A major controversy has been created by Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe remark that Indian fishermen can be shot in case they intrude into Sri Lanka’s waters. The remark came ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Lanka which is scheduled on March 13.

Lankan PM told Tamil news channel Thanthi TV, "If someone tries to break into my house, I can shoot. Law allows me to do that."

On being asked about killing of around 600 Indian fishermen over the years, he said no such incident has been reported since the last one in 2011.

He also said that Portion of these fishermen were killed at the time of Lankan civil war as they were believed to be supplying arms.

Mr Wickremesinghe expressed concern about northern fishermen who demand Navy to defend them. He held himself responsible for explaining to them that they have to sort out issues with India as regards territorial waters.

He enquired Why Indian fishermen were coming and fishing in their waters. He asked them to be on Indian side to avoid any shooting by them.

"You stay on the Indian side. Let our fishermen stay on the Sri Lankan side. Otherwise don't make accusations of human rights violation by the Navy. You came in there," he held.

Many cases of arrests and abductions of Indian fishermen came to light last month.

As many as 10 fishing boats have been seized and 86 Indian fishermen arrested Lanka Navy last month for poaching allegedly in the country's waters.

Press freedom threatened in Telangana

In a newly formed Indian state called Telangana, Chief Minister, K. Chandrasekhar Rao, took an action against the media. Security staff of Rao entered the office of Chief Public Relations Officer in the Secretariat on Feb 23, where reporters hang around, and asked them to move out.

This is not the first time reporters were forced to go out. The action shocked journalists present there and they ultimately had to follow the order.

It is believed that some Indian Administrative Service (IAS) complained to Rao that they were finding it difficult to function in the presence of so many reporters wandering in the area. Rao was also not happy with the video cameras placed right outside the entrance of his office.

Immediately after reporters moved out, they protested by sitting on dharna. The public relations officials denied giving any such order to the security personnel.

No one expected such an action from the K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s government. Even his critics expressed shock when they heard on Feb 20 through a leak to some news dailies that Rao was planning to end reporters’ access to secretariat.

After all the criticism, Rao met the representatives of journalist associations and complained that some news dailies were creating obstructions to the growth of Telangana. He also promised welfare measures to them.

Already, two channels TV9 and ABN Andhra Jyothi have been banned in the state for more than eight months. Ban was imposed by Telangana Multi System Operators (MSOs) Association. Rao’s government didn’t intervene to lift the ban.

When Congress was in power, journalists were allowed free movement in the secretariat.

Decision disturbed media because it was only media that was in favour of formation of Telangana state and backed Rao’s party Telangana Rashtra Samiti. Many journalists even disrupted press conferences which opponents held at that time.

Majority of Telugu news channels are now cautious of broadcasting anything that Rao may
not like.

Even news about journalists’ protests has not been aired by many Telugu news channels.