Sunday April 21, 2019

‘The Cot’ addresses problems that many Indians experience: Manjari Fadnis

"The Cot" is a humorous story that revolves around the relationship of a newlywed couple and their dilemmas while trying to get intimate.

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Manjari Fadnis talks about her latest short film, 'The Cot.' Wikimedia Commons
Manjari Fadnis talks about her latest short film, 'The Cot.' Wikimedia Commons
  • Manjari Fadnis talks about her latest short film, ‘The Cot.’
  • She says it centres around an issue which all Indians face during their marriage.
  • It includes the problems involving in-laws and joint families.

Actress Manjari Fadnis, who essays the protagonist in the short film “The Cot”, says it addresses problems and situations that many people in India experience.

“The Cot” is a humorous story that revolves around the relationship of a newlywed couple and their dilemma of not being able to consummate their marriage as their bed makes a noise every time they try to get intimate.

Manjari told IANS over the phone: “The story of the short film is something that so many people in India live through or experience. When they are living with their in-laws, in a joint family… Especially in small families.

Manjari will be seen in other movies soon. Wikimedia Commons
Manjari will be seen in other movies soon. Wikimedia Commons

“There are so many issues… Consummating a marriage becomes stressful because you don’t know who is outside, somebody would be hearing… This happens so much. It is a humorously written script of the same.”

However, Majari says when the film was being made, there was no such message that was meant to be given out in an outline.

Manjari has also worked in the short film “Khamakha” in 2016.

On the feature film front, Manjari, who has worked in films like “Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na”, “Faltu”, “Mumbai Salsa” and will soon be seen in “Nirdosh” which also features Arbaaz Khan, Ashmit Patel, Maheck Chahal and Mukul Dev. IANS

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US Officials Made ‘Fake’ Facebook Profiles to Nab Indians

The social network has also contacted the Department of Homeland Security about its policy on fake accounts

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Facebook, social media. Pixabay

Facebook has said that the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) violated its guidelines by creating fake profiles on its platform tied to the University of Farmington — a sham institution that left over 600 students, 90 per cent of them Indians, in detention.

The Facebook profiles were allegedly created by the ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) division, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

“Law enforcement authorities, like everyone else, are required to use their real names on Facebook and we make this policy clear on our public-facing aLaw Enforcement Guidelines’ page,” a Facebook representative told the daily.

“Operating fake accounts is not allowed, and we will act on any violating accounts.”

The University of Farmington had a website as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts – but did not have a campus or faculty.

About 600 foreign students had enrolled with the fake university floated by the US authorities under a sting operation. More than 80 per cent of these students were from the two Telugu states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

“In a network of suspicious Facebook accounts linked to the University of Farmington, the college’s alleged president, Ali ‘AJ’ Milani, liked the Michigan Jaguars sports club and had a 51-person friend list that was mostly people from South Asia,” the report claimed.

“Carey Ferrante, who did not list any link to the school but had interactions with persons interested in it, posted three photos of herself that were actually stock photos and sent Facebook messages to at least one person,” it added.

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Facebook App on a smartphone device. (VOA)

Facebook has now removed the University of Farmington accounts.

Each student had paid $20,000 to $25,000 to get enrolled in the fake university, which recruited students in 26 states across the US.

Confirming that 172 students have been arrested for civil immigration violations in the case, ICE’s north-east regional communications director Khaalid Walls declined to comment on the Facebook accounts.

The social network has also contacted the Department of Homeland Security about its policy on fake accounts.

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The US immigration officials kept 129 Indian students in “administrative detention” and arrested eight recruiters involved with the university.

At least 30 students from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana returned from the US in February. They were those who were not detained or served notices by the US authorities in the “pay-to-stay” fake university scam.

The External Affairs Ministry had issued a demarche to the US Embassy in New Delhi asserting that the students “have been duped into enrolling in the ‘university’ (and) should be treated differently from those recruiters who duped them”. (IANS)