The Indian film industry has always been a soft target for political propaganda. A very distinct instance of this can be the films which were released during the era of Emergency. Emergency propelled movies to be counter-acting to the political strategies of the time.
Due to media censorship, free disposal of content was affected and movies containing any slight reference to politics were completely banned.
One such movie which was prevented from being screened was Amrit Nahata’s ‘Kissa Kursee Ka(KKK)’.
Based on a political satire on Indira Gandhi’s style of governance, the film tried to emphasize on the negative impact of the Indira-Gandhi led government and its forced implementations of the sterilisation program. The film faced severe consequences as the master print for the film was lifted by the supporters of Sanjay Gandhi and was burnt. Here is the link to the film which was not watched by many during that era.
New Delhi, October 4, 2017: In the digital era,one can pick and choose from a variety of mobile apps to connect and bond over with friends and family, and enjoy the festive season.
Mobile apps are a great way to not only engage users, but their easy-to-use interface makes it easier for individuals to organize and manage all work. This demand further rises multifold during festivals when a lot has to be done in very little time.
Is the upcoming festive season giving your jitters? Are you worried about organizing the best party? We have you covered!
The following five mobile apps perfectly fit the bill for mobile apps for festivals and help you organize the most memorable festivities!
1. View and Revise Mythology
Various especially designed mobile apps for festivals are offering advanced viewing of animated mythological epics that will not only keep you engaged but also help you revise and brush up your information and knowledge.
Apps like HOTSTAR are offering Ramayana movie for its viewers. Kids can watch animated stories around Ramayana and Panchatantra, among other texts and learn moral lessons on virtues that will help them throughout life.
2. Learn More About Diwali and Upcoming Festivals
A vast number of people celebrate all major festivals; however they do not know the deeper meanings and significance behind these festivities. Are you wishing to learn more about the upcoming festivals, too?
There are some mobile apps for festivals like YuppTV that offer elaborate catalogs on festivals like Diwali, centered around information on the significance and practices of the festivals and also interesting stories and legends. Individuals can avail these apps to learn more about these festivals on the go!
3. Do Not Compromise on Security
Single girl in the city, or not visiting your family for the upcoming festival season? That shouldn’t stop you from going out and celebrating with fervor.
However, festivals might mean travelling across the city and staying out till late. Your security must not be compromised.
For these security reasons, download apps like SOS, which send an alert to family members in case of an emergency.
4. Get All Odd Jobs Done
Looking for an electrician to put up Diwali lights? Or do you need a beautician to deck you up for your glamorous best? Or did the air conditioner stop functioning at the last moment right before your guests arrive?
For all your last moment and also all pre-planned tasks, you can avail services of apps like UrbanClap, LocalOye, HelpForSure etc for all your nitty-gritty and major developments.
5. Order Food For Everybody
Did more people turn up for your Diwali cards party than expected? Or did uninvited guests drop by? Or are you too tired to cook after all the festive cleaning?
While welcoming people home is not troublesome, problem lies in cooking for a large number of people, especially during times of festivals.
To take care of those moments, you can make use of food delivery apps like Food Panda, or Zomato Online. These apps come with a wide variety of menus, and delivery and packaging choices. Get it delivered during the early hours of the day, or during late night hours.
Today, it will not be wrong to say that there exists a mobile app for almost everything. However, our list will sort all your confusions regarding mobile apps for festivals and their preparations. Have a great festive season ahead!
A region of South Sudan has recently entered “phase 4”, an “emergency” on the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) scale
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan currently has a shortfall of $106m in its food distribution budget
38,000 have left the region surrounding Kanjak to Sudan where prospects for families to feed themselves are said to be better
Kanjak, South Sudan- With thousands of people killed and almost two million displaced in a civil conflict that erupted in late 2013, South Sudan has disintegrated into chaos. Apart from violence that continues to strike this country, to make things worse, recent analysis of the situation says that the parts of the country are just weeks away from a famine.
Northern Bahr el Ghazal, a region of South Sudan close to the border with its neighbor Sudan is usually self-sufficient in food, but because of drought in parts of the country, and an economic collapse , it is unable to provide for itself this year, 2016.
According to the Aljazeera report, South Sudan has recently entered “phase 4”, an “emergency” on the Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) scale. What it means is that even with any humanitarian assistance at least one in five households in the area have large food consumption gaps resulting in very high acute malnutrition and excess mortality or extreme loss of livelihood assets that will lead to food consumption gaps in the short term.
South Sudan depends largely on imports. The sharp increases in the prices of staple foods were due to the depreciation of the South Sudanese pound. The families are reliant on buying food from the market where prices have risen sharply, while their livelihoods have rapidly declined.
The economy of South Sudan is largely dependent on oil exports as it has sub-Saharan Africa’s third-biggest reserves. The civil war that erupted two years ago has reduced the production of oil by about a third in the country. It has also been badly affected by plummeting oil prices internationally.
The UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan currently has a shortfall of $106m in its food distribution budget. With no help underway, fleeing seems to be the only option.
38,000 have left the region surrounding Kanjak – known as Aweil East to Sudan, where prospects for families to feed themselves are said to be better. According to the WFP, since February about 7.6 percent of the population has left.
In the past the UN has provided residents with sheets of corrugated steel, used as an alternative to the traditional thatched roofing.
Now, many of the houses lie empty with gaping holes where the roof once was.
“When people decide to leave the village, they roll up the sheets and sell them for a few pounds. Some houses even have mounds of sand piled outside, the graves of their former inhabitants. Malnutrition is the primary cause of death,” explains Chout to Al Jazeera.
-prepared by Ajay Krishna, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @ajkrish14
Study of human brain is no piece of cake but it is definitely a field to explore. Mind is like book which contains things many of us don’t even know. One small problem in brain can lead to many problems and even to a disorder. It’s a wonder to study about brain and its effect on the body .
10 bizarre and interesting medical conditions that will leave you surprised and amused-
(i) Alien Hand Syndrome
Patients who alien hand syndrome usually find their hand reach, grab and hold onto something without the knowledge of the person. This action occurs due to activation parts in brain that control voluntary movement. For example, 35 year old man who suffered from always grabbed the hand/arm of person next him.
Autophagia is a impulse control disorder in which a person is compelled inflicts pain on themselves by biting, chewing, scratching, cutting or even devouring any part of the body. The person who have autophagia become possessed and does not control over it; they can’t even resist as it is associated with the psychosis.
Synesthesia is considered to one of the rare neurological condition in which a patients senses get entwined. This cause a person to associate number and letter, days and month,emotion and senses with colours and taste. For example if a patient listens to word cinema he/she will get a taste in their tongue. Like if some said car then the patient could taste lemon tea.
Apotemnophilia is associated with the Body intergrity Disorder. In this type of disorder usually rational person express every strong and specific desire for amputation of the limb or limbs. Some even seek s surgeons to perform an amputation or purposefully injure a limb in order to force emergency medical amputation.
(v) Walking Corpse Syndrome
WCS (Walking Corpse Syndrome) is another rare condition in which a person affected think that a part of the body or they themselves does not exists. Walking corps Syndrome is also known as Cotard Delusion. Mostly in these type of cases about 55% of the diagnosed patients in a 100 feel that they were immortal.
Coprolalia is not that serious condition when compared to others on this list. People who from coprolalia tend to do involuntary swearing or the involuntary utterance of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks. It is a neurological disorder which makes say these offensive and derogatory words which are not necessarily their thoughts and opinions.
(vii) Stendhal Syndrome
Stendhal syndrome is a type of psychosomatic disorder. People who suffer from this tend to have rapid heartbeat, fainting, dizziness, and hallucination when they exposed to a over whelming personal significance. It is also known as the Florence syndrome and is used to describe a same reaction when exposed to immense beauty in natural world.
(viii) Clinical Lycanthropy
It is a rare psychiatric syndrome where a person affected has delution that they can transform into or has transformed into or is animal. The name of this syndrome is associated with mythical condition of lycanthropy, in which it is said that human can physically change into wolves.
(ix) Stockholm syndrome
Stockholm Syndrome is type of psychological phenomenon where the hostage shows empaths , affection and positive feelings towards the kidnapper sometimes to the point where they to defend the kidnapper. It also be seen as bonding where it does require hostage situation but which describes strong emotional ties that develop between two persons where one person intermittently harasses, beats, threatens, abuses, or intimidates the other. In Highway Bollywood movie Alia bhat suffers from Stockholm syndrome.
(x) Alice in wonderland
It is a neurological condition in which a patient feel severe migraine headache, causing them see and perceive objects as greatly out of proportion. Patients also suffer from altered sense of touch and time. This happens because of abnormal amounts of electrical activity causing abnormal blood flow in the parts of the brain that process visual perception and texture. This syndrome is named after the classic novel by Lewis Carroll.
-by Bhaskar Raghavendran
Bhaskar is a graduate in Journalism and mass communication and a reporter at NewsGram. Twitter handle: bhaskar_ragha