Thursday, October 8, 2015
If you want to know and understand that how the law enforcing agencies operate in our country & how we are at the mercy of those who have the responsibility to deliver the justice to the society, you must watch the new release, i.e. TALVAR by Meghna Gulzar on 2nd October itself.
I am sure all of you must have heard or read the entire news story of Aarushi Talwar, who was murdered at the age of just 14 years. Someone had slit her throat. The family servant was also found dead, again with the same modus operandi, i.e. throat slit.
The news had shocked everyone with a big question that how the parents could kill their 14 years old daughter. But the investigation agencies had termed the murder as the Honor Killing stating that the parents of Aarushi Talwar i.e. Dr Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar had seen her in the compromising position with the servant.
Directed by Meghna Gulzar - daughter of Rakhee & Gulzar, the movie has given three perspectives to the murder with an absolutely unbiased approach to the case and lets the audience decide which version of truth they want to believe. The question remains that why we can’t have a system that can deliver justice without any favour, without any pressure, without any discrimination and without any delay as the justice delayed is justice denied.
Vishal Bhardwaj has rightly pointed the name TALVAR towards Aarushi as well as for Goddess of Justice who is blindfolded, carries a weighing scale and a sword to give the justice by way of treating everyone equal in front of the law.
While viewing the special screening of the movie we were just speechless. It clearly showed the role of investigating agencies that can turn the investigation in any direction they prefer.
Irrfan Khan plays the role of an investigating officer, while Neeraj Kabi and Konkona portray the roles of Aarushi's parents with Tabu in a special appearance. As usual Irrfan has given a great performance and his dialogues are very catchy. Konkona looks beautiful and has done complete justice to her "unusual" character of a mother convicted of murdering her own child. A must watch movie, being released on the 2nd October. Don’t miss it if you really want to know that what happened to Aarushi.
Please go through the link http://jungleepictures.com/talvar/ to know more about TALVAR. The Trailer video is also being embedded below :
Large-hearted Sikhs have taken their traditional community kitchen to one of the most dangerous places on earth today – Syria. Giving a twist to the concept of langar, a group of Punjabi NRIs has collaborated with locals to provide fresh bread to nearly 14,000 refugees daily in the strife-torn region for several months now. Langar Aid, an extension of UK-based NGO Khalsa Aid, is located in the Pesh Harbour area, about 35km from the Kurdish city of Duhok and 10km from the Syrian border. Almost 70 percent of the members of Langar Aid have Punjabi roots, besides some European volunteers as well.
Instead of the classic kitchen, Langar Aid set up a bakery because IS fighters were destroying any food coming in for the Yazidis. While Khalsa Aid provided the machinery and Joint Help for Kurdistan gave a new building to house the bakery , the local government in Duhok is providing free power. Some time back, we told you how Khalsa Aid was helping Syrian refugees in Serbia . This time they are bringing help directly to the war-torn area.
UK-based Indy Hothi, a 27-year-old economist-cum volunteer of Indian origin said, "We set up a bakery at a refugee camp for Yazidi people to provide a self-sustaining solution. Support in the form of food for distressed people has been there for over a year now and organizations from Sweden are helping run the bakeries. Help is also pouring in from Serbia and Greece."
"Refugees often mistake us for IS because of our appearance," said Ravi Singh, CEO of Khalsa Aid, but that not deterred this unique force. "I was there about two months back and it was a very overwhelming experience. It was poignant to meet a family that had fled from their homes with their 10-monthold child and they were pleasantly surprised to find aid in the middle of nowhere. Then there was an elderly lady who still wanted to return to her village she had built after years of hard work. The situation will get more challenging as winter sets in."
On the other side of Syria, on the Lebanon-Syrian border, the organization is helping refugees by running a school for 5,000 local children. "The idea is to take the langar outside the walls of the gurdwara and share food with people who need it the most," added Hothi.
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Members of the Sri Guru Singh Sabha Gurdwara said a group of around 20 men opposed the 'mixed marriage' and forced it to be stopped on Friday
Britain’s Sikhs, long seen as a minority success story, are plagued by a faction of young men ‘defending’ their vision of the culture – and seeking to impose their views by attacking the nuptials of women who marry ‘out’