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BY SALIL GEWALI
When the desire for a sense-object overwhelms, the logical mind becomes unsteady. This subsequently might force the “feet” to take wrong steps. Sometimes such wrong steps are brutally detrimental. While the high society of Bollywood is now joyfully groping in the darkness of materialism, some section of actors is longing for a “quick high” and so they are doping themselves with intoxicants. The recent shocking revelation following the controversial suicide case of Sushant Singh Rajput has rocked the entire country. The media went overboard. The finding of the intricate network between the drug cartels and the actor Rhea Chakraborty, who was a former girlfriend of Sushant Singh, has brought forth what were less known earlier. Rhea Chakraborty has now been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau, India. Many other are being interrogated, top actors of B-town are deeply involved. A senior psychiatrist from Pune says — “what we have heard about the ‘Bollywood’s tryst with drugs’ is just the tip of the iceberg. In the country, our youths, from lower to upper economic strata, are badly affected by the drug addiction.”
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Of course, while the drugs with various combinations and names have penetrated deeply into Indian society, the Government agencies and its police forces are practically caught between the devil and the deep sea. Well, with the cutting-edge technology at ones’ command, the jaws of the menace have more teeth now, and thus it looks more ferocious and ominous. While, about 25-30 million people in USA are drug addicts and are mentally depressed, India is not far behind as the trend is catching on. High society apart, the addiction to various addictive substances among adolescent students in India have adversely affected the countless households. Any unsuspecting corners could be the hotspot while the WhatsApp and mobile messengers are the faithful interface. They easily help pull off the dope deal anytime, anywhere.
One can put the blame on the flawed modern culture. The society usually advocate the “personal freedom” for the youngster at an age who can’t even “distinguish” between good and bad, decent and indecent and nectar and poison. Not just that, in the thick delusion of the dope pleasure and its addiction, many have begun to see even the household members as their deadly enemies. A few week ago, a certain newspaper carried the news that a father was beaten black and blue by his own cannabis addict son. The son, with his face masked, did this only to snatch away the money which the father was carrying after drawing the monthly salary. Just look at the degree of desperation that drives the addicted son to act so abnormally and with such cruelty. Procuring the addictive substance is his only goal, no matter how, no matter what.
There are countless mothers who have been constantly tormented by drug-dependent adolescent children. An increasing number of petty thefts, muggings, burglaries, lootings and a host of violent attacks on the roadsides, which often disrupt the peace in the society, have usually to do with those who have fallen victim to narcotics. It’s reported that in a span of one year there is about 20% to 30% rise in the substance abuse in India. A worried social activists from Bangalore, Mr. Rajiv Iyer laments thus — “Unemployment and availability of various kind of drugs are the main reasons for an upsurge in the menace. The frustrated lot is quite prone to seek escape and take refuge in substances which are made available by their peer groups.” True, the saying — ‘the devil makes work for idle hands’ should always make the government and the parents extra alert.
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In this aspect what intensely upsets the police fraternity is NDPS act (Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances). The act lets off the addict/seller with less than 5 grams of drug. It is being heavily exploited to get the peddlers out of prison. Most of the hard-core peddlers, with the help of lawyers, peddle the stories of innocence too quickly and too easily. The addicted are fondly caressed; hence a peddler pretend to be the one!
With the increase in the drug abuse and its adverse impact on society, we should question the law practitioners that why the ethics are just thrown to the wind and put the soul up for sale! Many worried parents and also police officers have accounted how a bunch of “lawyers” cleverly use the loopholes in the NDPS act to save the cruel peddlers having link with international drug cartels. One affluent businessman Mr. Ravi Mehta from Mumbai quips “Don’t the lawyers know it is the narcotic peddlers who usually entice our unsuspecting children with the doses of opium/cocaine first and then push them into the pit of no-return? Do the lawyers have no grown-up children at home who might in a twist of fate be caught up by such peddlers and teach them this dangerous habit?” Ravi Mehta has only one son who had fallen victim of the drug addiction and is now in a rehab centre.
One of the police officers in Delhi, who put all efforts in arresting a good number of drug peddlers in two months, rues — “all those arrested drug peddlers by our dedicated team were released on bails within no time. Many have again got into the same trade/habit. This fact alone discourages our police fraternity to hunt around for the peddlers on a war footing. Besides, we also have to go through lengthy procedures and papers formalities before arresting any peddlers.” This is the ground really directly from the horse’s mouth. One believes, why does the government not consider relieving the police of gathering the evidence and maintain the tedious paper work? For that let there be a separate cell with narcotic experts in each state. The police job should end immediately with the arrest of the culprit. This way we can achieve a very good result, else, the society will be further afflicted with the scourge.
One of the concerned scholars from Mumbai says, “Parents these days feel happy about buying expensive mobiles for their children. Do they really care to know what other horrible activities that their grown-up children are getting done with the help of the devices? So far I know, the drug-related message and information is only one of the many vices.” A secretary of a welfare organisation in Assam, Mr. Manish Patel, who has continuously asked this writer to write article about the rise of drug menace, quips —“All should join hands to contain the drug menace. Especially the parents should not be complacent after sending their children to college and tuition armed with cell phones. Many outrageous things prop up to greet one right at the click of the cell phone.” Indeed Mr. Patel is very correct that the “parents must be extra watchful” now than ever before. The vices now come and attack us in the “digital format” in various avatars for which we do not see any effective anti-vices being peddled by anyone and anywhere.
An India-based writer and researcher, Salil Gewali is best known for his research-based work entitled ‘Great Minds on India’ which has earned worldwide appreciations. Translated into Twelve languages, his book has been prefaced by a world-acclaimed NASA Chief scientist – Dr. Kamlesh Lulla of Houston, USA.
Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor was never really keen on exploring horror comedy but the story of 'Bhoot Police' pushed him to try his hand at the genre. The actor said, "It's not a genre that I was looking for, script-wise. When I heard it, when I read it, what worked for me was the camaraderie between the brothers, the friction and the banter between them. So I quite liked the friction, the brotherhood and at the same time the love-hate relationship and the witty tone."
The film is set for its world TV premiere on Star Gold.Unsplash
He further said, "There was a certain canvas and a certain color created in the script itself, so my decision to say yes to the film came from the director's vision, and thankfully it came at a point where I knew the passion Saif had, also because everybody knew in the industry he is so bullish on the script." On his camaraderie with Arjun in the film, Saif mentioned, "Arjun and I have a relationship off-camera too; he is a family friend and we have known each other for ages! On camera, we don't take each other for granted and bring out the best we can. We had a good time working together and that shows in the movie."
The film is set for its world TV premiere on Star Gold, sharing his excitement for the premiere, Arjun said, "I cannot wait for the audiences to enjoy the World TV Premiere of our movie, 'Bhoot Police' on 23 January, Sunday at 8 PM on Star Gold." The 'Ishaqzaade' actor added, "'Bhoot Police' is an ideal family watch. Usually, horror-comedies are not children-friendly. But Bhoot Police is the kind of film the whole family can watch together over dinner. It is not often that you get a film that is mildly frightening and can be watched with the whole family. The kids will definitely enjoy watching the movie with their family!"
The actor said, "It's not a genre that I was looking for, script-wise."Unsplash
Speaking about her role in 'Bhoot Police', Yami Gautam said, "The character Maya that I play in 'Bhoot Police' was physically challenging. We had to shoot under tough weather conditions because the cold was bitter. There were a lot of outdoor sequences and keeping the light and weather in mind, we had to pack a lot within a day, every day." She continued, "Whenever I am in Himachal, I feel a sense of belonging; when I see the sunrise, those snow-capped mountains despite long tiring night shoots. It is my birthplace and shall always have a special place in my heart." (IANS/SP)
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Are you still doing things the incorrect way when it comes to working out? Whether you realise it or not, the correct sports bra or leggings can help you achieve your fitness objectives faster or perhaps exceed them. This is something that a high-performance athlete sincerely believes in. Because it's critical to choose clothing that suits your needs in order to achieve the desired result.
This is the era of flexible work schedules and rapid acceptance of a healthy way of living. Everyone is becoming more aware of the importance of keeping good mental and physical fitness, and the sportswear business is now helping to make their lives easier. When you feel good about yourself while working out, it motivates you to go above and beyond. Fitness aficionados today not only exercise at home, but also go to the gym or participate in sports on a regular basis. Comfortable, performance-oriented clothing underpinned by the latest advancements has become a need.
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Consumers nowadays seek out sports equipment, wearables, and accessories that will keep them ahead of the game and provide them with the feeling of a high-performance athlete. Adaptable gear like leggings, sweatpants, and activewear have fast become integral components of everyone's professional wardrobes as business is conducted in a hybrid arrangement, i.e. both from home and from the workplace.
Clothing must develop to assist clients effortlessly move throughout their day as fitness evolves and becomes more accessible. Apparel with cleverly designed pockets, mesh ventilation in crucial areas, binding apparel for no-ride-up yoga sessions, and other types of enclosures and supports to assist you work out without discomfort are all becoming more common. These garments have been tried and tested by thousands of customers, who have liked and used them. It has now become a way of life for them. For runners and gym goers all over the world, products like shorts with phone pockets have become standard.
Comfort is style, independence.Unsplash
Comfort is confidence
Comfort is style, independence, and the self-assurance we project, all of which contribute to our ability to grow and adapt. The most basic requirements a buyer looks for when investing in comfortable clothing and athleisure are maneuverability, fit, and fabric quality. Varied people have different definitions of comfort. While some high-intensity users prefer lighter, thinner, and faster drying materials so that they may exercise without smelling or sweating, others prefer non-clingy, heavier fabrics that give them the courage to exercise without fear of being seen. Stretch has also become a must in sportswear to ensure that users are not restricted in their movements. Our full stretch dry fit pants, stretch daily shorts, and high stretch power leggings are among the most popular.
Activewear - All day wear
Times and lifestyles have evolved since the pandemic, and this hybrid environment need adaptable attire. Dry-fit cotton or cotton-like clothes with good stretch, a casual look but a very functional appeal has become the norm in recent years. Leggings have evolved into an all-day, all-time wear for women, and goods like our leggings with phone pockets have been a big popular with active-wear clients. Similarly, for men, stretch daily pants and cotton joggers with basic yet elegant designs, as well as a comfortable form and utilitarian appeal, have become commonplace.
Stretch daily shorts, and high stretch power leggings are among the most popular.Unsplash
In this new period, times have changed, requirements have changed, and the entire community's perspective has altered. The acceptability and demand for clothes that fits in all life situations and makes you feel confident while wearing it will result in a worldwide and domestic market revolution. The activity and sportswear market is on the verge of a revolution, and firms that understand client needs and provide gear that meets them will thrive. Some firms are already concentrating on tackling this issue and bringing about a true market revolution. As a result, people now have the option of purchasing apparel that effortlessly fits with their lifestyle and provides not only exceptional performance but also excellent comfort during their busy hobbies. (IANS/SP)
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A laptop has evolved from being a luxury item to becoming an essential utility in today's world. Laptops make it easier for professionals to work on the go as more and more of our work shifts online. Whether you're attending a conference or travelling to another location, a laptop allows you to bring your work with you.
Advantages of Gaming laptops:
Gaming laptops are ideal for work since they offer efficient technology that allows them to handle demanding office activities without slowdowns. A gaming laptop's primary benefit is its hardware, including a strong CPU and graphics card. These two factors can significantly boost non-gaming activities. A fast CPU will increase the performance of every activity. In short, gaming laptops are built to be speedy.
A gaming laptop's primary benefit is its hardware, including a strong CPU and graphics card. | Unsplash
Disadvantages of Gaming Laptops:
Gaming laptops are much costlier than regular laptops and usually big and heavy as the hardware used in such laptops is bulkier. Hence, more heat gets generated, which needs proper ventilation to cool down. They consume a lot of power, and therefore their battery life is poor, and you would need to connect a charger almost all the time to use your laptop.
Are gaming laptops good for work/ school?
Depending on the type of work you conduct, the answer will vary. A gaming laptop may not be necessary for standard Microsoft Office tasks such as creating Powerpoint presentations, writing documents in Microsoft Word, and using Excel. Almost any standard laptop is capable of running such apps without any issue. On the other hand, a gaming laptop may be a suitable choice if your job requires you to perform graphics-intensive jobs such as video editing, Photoshop, graphic design, or animation.
Although a gaming laptop might be handy at work, there are certain disadvantages to using one. | Unsplash
Although a gaming laptop might be handy at work, there are certain disadvantages to using one. The most significant drawback is that you probably don't want to take the chance of damaging your pricey gaming laptop. While at work, you'll have to pack and unpack your laptop several times, and there's always the possibility that you'll drop it or accidentally spill something on it. I would not recommend a gaming laptop for school use. I'd be content with a less expensive option, such as a laptop that lacks a dedicated graphics card but has a powerful enough CPU for research. The reason for this is that if your gaming laptop fails, you will not be forced to spend hundreds of dollars on a replacement.
Another key consideration is that gaming laptops are typically large and bulky, making them inconvenient to carry about on a daily basis. Ordinary laptops, which are smaller, lighter, and have a longer battery life than gaming laptops, are more convenient.
The majority of gaming laptops are large and hefty, and you'll likely get tired of lugging them after a few days of use. | Unsplash
Overall, gaming laptops are a little excessive for work or school. The majority of gaming laptops are large and hefty, and you'll likely get tired of lugging them after a few days of use. Consider compact laptops that can be readily transported in a bag so that you can quickly pull them out anytime you need to, without worrying about connecting a charger continuously while using or running out of battery.
For those who have the financial means, aren't concerned about weight, and believe that the additional power supplied by gaming laptops would be beneficial to their profession and education, a gaming laptop can be considered.
For those who have the financial means a gaming laptop can be considered. | Unsplash
Which gaming laptop is best for gaming and work?
Asus ROG Zephyrus G15, Acer Aspire 5, Razer Blade 14, Dell G5 15 and MSI GS66 Sleath are good gaming laptops that are well suited for work.
Can a gaming laptop be used for office work?
In demanding office work like graphic designing or editing and developing, gaming laptops are a fantastic choice, but if the convenience of carrying and battery life is important to you, opt for a mid-range laptop.
Are gaming laptops suitable for everyday use?
It depends on your use. If you solely game on your laptop, a gaming laptop is ideal for everyday use.
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