Jallikattu

Jallikattu

WHAT IS JALLIKATTU?
Jallikattu only is a small part of the celebrations on the day of Mattu Pongal, which signifies thanksgiving to cattle.
Mainly it is the show where bulls are brought and exhibited. The ones which are most agile are preferred by farmers. The calves from such bulls are in demand.

Jallikattu also has an other term called Eruthazhuvuthal. The word is a portmanteau of “Eru” meaning bull and “Thazhuvuthal” meaning embracing. Literally, it is embracing the bull, not taming the bull. This something that only few understand and there are so many misconceptions and false propanganda about jallikattu which was cherry picked by few vested interest groups like PETA who play major role in banning heritage sport of Tamil Nadu.

WHY I SUPPORT?

If jallikattu is banned, livestock keepers will be forced to abandon the raising of native livestock, which already stands threatened due to the extensive use of motor pumps, tractors and mechanised agriculture. If the sport is banned, it would be the death knell of native cattle species in Tamil Nadu.

We will not only lose our breeds but also our self-sufficiency in milk production as well as promotion of organic farming. If we lose our breeds and import foreign breeds, multinational commercial companies will dominate the dairy industry in India.

WHO IS AFFECTED?

Jallikattu is more dangerous to the folks who participate than to the bulls themselves. This may sound strange, the bullocks never by any chance gore any one who throws himself down on their approach; and the only danger arises from their accidentally reaching unseen someone who remains standing near the arena.

Yesteryear news reports are the standing proof, that would give numbers of casualties every year and hundreds of people injured. Not a single report had the number of killed bulls, maybe because there were none.

I suspect the intent of PETA, I guess they are is indirectly supporting humans, infact humans are social animals.

WHY ARE WE PROTESTING?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has been rallying hard against the sport citing animal rights abuse.

PETA had also challenged the 2016 Environment Ministry notification by the NDA government. Through various reports, affidavits and photographs, The Animal Welfare Board of India(AWBI) has argued that Jallikattu bulls are physically and mentally tortured for the pleasure and enjoyment of human beings. They have also produced visual evidence for torture and cruelty to bullocks in Maharashtra’s bullock-cart races.

According to AWBI, Jallikattu or bullock-cart races conducted in this way have no historical, cultural or religious significance in Tamil Nadu or Maharashtra, and that the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (PCA) Act, 1960, should be altered.


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Dangal

Dangal

Dangal is the biopic of coach and wrestler, Mahavir Phogat, Hailing from Haryana, Phogat trained both his daughters, Geeta and Babita to challenge at the international levels and bring home gold medals. This film portrays his journey. The film stars Aamir Khan, Sakshi Tanwar, Sanya Malhotra, Fatima Sheik in crucial roles.

Unlike his previous films, Aamir played a ageing father to two grown-up daughters. How frequently do you see an super star surrendering himself to a character role? The actor took pains to learn wrestling.  Despite the fact that he has a small part in the movie where he grapples with his colleague, he ensures he looks like one.

No single character in Dangal looked strange. They are stuck together by their craving to set up an extraordinary show. How regularly do you see an amalgamation of raw talents of Fatima Sana Shaikh, Sanya Malhotra, Zaira Wasim, Suhani Bhatnagar, Sakshi Tanwar, Aparshakti Khurrana and Girish Kulkarni in the big budget movie? There is no big surprise then why Dangal is rocking at the box office.

This could be Aamir’s best movie till date. Yes, far better than Lagaan.

Finally, we have a film that discuss about the real struggle of a wrestler.  People who watch this film may never take wrestling as their profession, however one thing is for sure, the regard for the sport will undoubtedly increase.

If you haven’t watched yet, do block the date and go watch ‘Dangal’ in your nearest cinema hall. You will thank me later!

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Ceylon Diaries

On 9th September 2016, my friends and I escaped and headed to beautiful place called Sri Lanka! What a great place with so much diversity for a such a small country.

Sri Lanka is found simply off the east bank of Southern India, however the way of life and people appear to be so unique in relation to its neighbor. It additionally has a dominant part of Buddhists. If I had to compare them I would say that Sri Lanka is much more clean, less congested nation than India.

It was a short trip and you would definitely need at least 14 days to explore entire Sri Lanka.

Anyhow I’ll try my best to walk you through some of the places which we visited.

DAY 01: COLOMBO

As a city, Colombo highlights include cosmopolitan Galle Road, which keeps running along the sea, the Sri Lankan National Museum, Independence Square and Gangaramaya Temple.

Next to the Fort is the market district of Pettah. A clamoring zone crammed with markets as well as the main train and bus stations. This is the place we began our time in Colombo and we were eager to head back and explore it some more. This is one of the best places to visit in Colombo if you want to do some shopping or encircle yourself by local people and get lost for a moment.

It is additionally the spot to see a blend of Sri Lankan ethnic groups with a blend of religious buildings.

There are nice wide boulevards and footpaths, we barely noticed any garbage, and the roads were not crowded at all. People were kind and helpful, we were barely hassled and I started to understand why so many people love Sri Lanka.

DAY 02: KANDY


Kandy is Sri Lanka’s second-biggest city, after Colombo, there is nothing more to view except for the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, Kandy Lake and a pleasant plant garden. Kandy serves as the gateway to Sri Lanka’s so-called “Cultural Triangle,” there is a beautiful manmade lake in the centre of town that is perfect to explore day or night. We didn’t had additional time to wander around in Kandy but we made it to the Tooth Temple where they keep a tooth from Buddha which is a proven relic. Buddhists from everywhere throughout the world come here to worship and offer flowers.

Be that as it may, and since you have to pass through it to travel elsewhere in the locale, you ought to spend no less than a day in Kandy, although you needn’t spend the night.

One option from Kandy is to travel northward by bus, to the ancient “Rock City” of Sigiriya. You need to pass through the village of Dambulla in order to get to Sigiriya, to which your only transport options are private taxi or tuk-tuk.

DAY 03: SIGIRIYA & DAMBULLA

Sigiriya is an awesome experience, but at the same time it’s an extremely costly one. Transport from Dambulla to Sigiriya costs atleast 2,000 LKR, and entrance ticket is 1950 LKR per person – if one can show an identity card/passport of SAARC countries which consists of Maldives, India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, which means that even if you avoid a hotel stay in Dambulla, you will be spending hefty amount of money just to see Sigiriya.

Dambulla’s renowned worldwide Royal Rock Temple is acquainted with its spectacular Buddha-filled interior long before you arrive in town. This remains an important holy place and should not be missed.

We could not miss the fantastic opportunity of learning more about batik and its history. We took time to know some batik tools and learnt how to make it.

Batik is an “resist” process for making outlines on texture. The artist uses wax to prevent dye from penetrating the cloth, leaving “blank” areas in the dyed fabric.

The procedure, wax resist then dye, can be repeated over and over to create complex multicolored designs.

 Batik has a process of repeated waxing and tub dyeing to achieve their final result. This method requires mastery of color mixing and over dyeing; as each layer of dye is applied over the last a new color is produced.

DAY 04: NUWARA ELIYA

Nuwara Eliya, the hub of Sri Lanka’s tea-producing region, is less than 70 km from Kandy, the bus ride takes over two hours. The train takes significantly more, although it is more comfortable.

Once you touch base in Nuwara Eliya, the pace of life is so refreshingly moderate any anxiety you brought about arriving will drift away.  Green tea fields that seem to extend on forever, to gigantic waterfalls, to the baffling fog that hangs over the mountains throughout the year.

Day 05: GALLE & UNAWATUNA

Sri Lanka is an island, which means that beaches are practically never-ending.

Galle Fort is simply stunning. It is a great spot to simply hang out and wander. It is less crowded than different parts of Sri Lanka, so it was much simpler to stroll around. There are bunches of wonderful shops and eateries and picture perfect landscapes wherever you look.

Unawatuna was likewise a great place. We were sad to the point that we have to leave this place so soon. The beach had a great vibe, but very few people around.

It has a fascinating history, being first established by the Portuguese then taken over by the Dutch before the British having a turn. It is currently Sri Lankan and this blend of various impacts makes an interesting destination.

Day 06: AGAIN COLOMBO


From Galle, we reached Colombo by train and trust me when I say this: It was one of the most beautiful train trip which you will ever experience.

Before leaving Sri Lanka, we decided to do some souvenir shopping

If anyone has ever brought you a little gift that’s quintessentially Sri Lankan, mostly it would be from Laksala.

Today Laksala works through 13 branches located island wide and offer the greatest assortment of all Sri Lankan items at a sensible cost. Laksala empowers the various ventures that supply products to it to remain both beneficial and in business, they have various choices of flawlessly bundled tea, beautiful batik product to an intricate accumulation of craftsmanship and additionally the finest gathering of conventional Sri Lankan Gems and Jewelry.

Laksala is a one stop destination for souvenir shopping and trust me you won’t be disappointed.


Sri Lanka is an incredibly peaceful vacation destination.
Book a vacation to Sri Lanka for its delightful experience of culture, wildlife, beautiful scenery and adventure.
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Aanandam – Never Ending Happiness

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Different grades of happiness best depicted by each of the character and of course the casting is the best part of Aanandam. Story revolves around of seven engineering students – four young men and three young ladies – each of them gets equivalent role in the story. Everyone has done a splendid job and made justice their roles in the most ideal way.

Ganesh Raj’s splendid script alongside a stunning making will make you grin all through the film. Being an engineering student himself, Ganesh easily pulled off the college life in the most realistic manner.

Anend C Chandran’s camera is a visual treat alongside Sachin Warrier’s music.

With blissful moments the film takes you through an exciting trip.

Aanandam will be one of the feel good movie that one can get the opportunity to see. What’s more, for those who are missing college life, this movie will make cherish your nostalgic college memories.

Block your seats and go watch ‘Aanandam’ in your nearest cinema hall. You will thank me later!

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3 years down, forever to go.

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.

I always believe that most everything comes from nothing. An idea is easy to copy, but experiences are very hard to replicate.

It’s not everyone who has a team who is reliably kind and understanding, and I feel that I’ve been so much blessed.

Some of my friends have left ZOHO but are still in constant touch with me.

Thank you for the 3 years of warmth, friendship, and support. I couldn’t have done it without you, nor can I take the next steps without your help.

There’s never been completion in my career because I’ve always been striving for that next thing.

Thanks folks 🙂

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Maruti – The Greatest Devotee Ever

Maruti from the epic Ramayana passes by numerous names, for example, Hanuman, Chiranjivi, Anjaneya, and so on. He epitomizes incomparable dedication to Lord Rama. He is likewise the most old super human, who is famous beyond the Indian subcontinent and said in different customs and societies.

People who are acquainted with Hinduism and the epic Ramayana know the god, Maruti extremely well. He is thought to be the best devotee on earth. He is one of the fundamental characters of the epic Ramayana, who assumed an extremely significant part in the freedom of Sita and demolition of the devil lord, Ravana.

He was honored by Sita, spouse of Lord Rama, to stay dynamic in the earth plane till the end of the time cycle. He has been frequently referred to in the West as the monkey god, which is not true because Maruti is not only a monkey.

As a devotee, Maruti represent the mental body, our buddhi is said to be an immediate impression of heavenly knowledge. It is in charge of divine intelligence and decision-making ability, rational thinking and conscience.

Maruti can be related to every one of these capacities.

He is a great example of true dedication. He additionally symbolizes the animal in us who proved that devotion can make you accomplish great heights.

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Small does not always mean small.

When you are good at despising little things, you are likely to throw away the tiny match stick that has the potential of putting the entire forest on fire! Little things do carry heavy potentials!
We’re all put here on this planet, such a tiny thing, truly. This tiny Earth, in the midst of an ever-larger universe. We were put here for reasons unbeknownst to us, reasons that may not even exist. And, above all that, we try so hard. People work to discover things, to try to create the greatest new thing, to learn everything, to find answers. But those answers are pointless.

Look at yourself from the space! You are very little, you are so tiny! But there is something big in you: Your extraordinary thoughts! Indeed, even from the space they look huge in light of the fact that they have the ability to change the universe, to change the space!

It all starts with a tiny, stupid idea, then one thing leads to another, and suddenly, you find something amazing and that’s: Madproject‘s #Miniature.


If this idea really excites you, then do shoot a mail to getmad@madproject.in, we will keep you counted.

Thanks for your time 🙂

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We’re Mad About Madras

Ever though that urban cities would have days praising their inception? Well, Madras or today’s Chennai has a day celebrating its birthday!
The founding day of Madras is thought to be August 22, 1639.

We got the name Chennai just in 1996. Until then it was Madras, accepted to be gotten from Madrasapattinam which is a fishing village north of Fort St. George. An intriguing clarification is that it could have been gotten from a fisherman named Madrasan. We South Indians are as yet being gathered under the expression “Madrasis” which evolved as Madras.

You may know Madras as so many things. For some it’s one of the hottest, most humid, most intolerable cities while for others, it’s home, it’s safety and it’s freedom. No matter what you may know Madras for, it is undoubtedly one of the most important cities in India.

Madras, a clamoring city acclaimed for its cultural roots and manufacturing prowess, has something to offer for everybody. Many people know Superstar Rajinikanth, Viswanathan Anand and the Mozart of Madras — A.R.Rahman. Be that as it may, it has significantly more to offer — the Authentic Filter Coffee, the Beautiful Marina Beach, India’s first Bookshop at Higginbothams, Hot and steaming Idlis, the Madras Music Season, Countless sanctuaries, Automobile Industry.

Madras day are usually loaded with exercises that motivate community to concentrate on its past and present.

So here is a small token of madness for Madras.

What is Madproject?

Madproject started as a self initiated concept to exercise our creative muscles, we don’t seek any monetary benefit from this initiative.

Few projects can be really fun and challenging when we collaborate together, Madproject is one of those kind. We realised that the best teamwork comes from people who are working independently toward one goal.

MadProject is not restricted to just the usual art forms such as pen and paper. Do feel free to be as creative as possible in any medium that excites you. So let those creative juices flow, creating great art in any medium ranging from photography to your kitchen experiments. So feel free to explore our themes in any method that excites you.

Why?

These might not pay for themselves directly, but they do eventually pay off.

By doing things you like, and spotting how to do that, you’re learning something new. You’re pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone, and you never know where it might take you.

When you support people and encourage them, you’ll be inspiring them to see the best in themselves.

The whole idea is to gather creative ethusiasts’, where we can feel enlivened, taught, associated, and above all, cherished!

If this idea really excites you, then do shoot a mail to getmad@madproject.in, we will keep you counted.

Thanks for your time 🙂

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PINK Makes You Think.

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Pink Makes You Think

Every one of those connected with the making of ‘Pink’, please take a standing ovation : finally, a courageous Hindi film which concentrates on real young women who live simple lives and deal with everyday issues, which young women the world over will recognize and relate with.

Right from the trailer, the film has been creating a considerable measure of interest. Will it have the capacity to put over its solid message to the general public?

After a block buster Piku, Shoojit Sircar once again collaborates with Amitabh Bachchan yet this time for a totally different sort of film. Pink has Sircar as maker and Bachchan playing a legal advisor safeguarding three young ladies who have been blamed for homicide. In any case, what’s the genuine reality? Are the young ladies the culprits or the casualties? An abrasive thriller Pink endeavors to answer questions related to the general public.

Directed by Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, the film features Taapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Angad Bedi and Andrea Tariang. Pink addresses some grave issues like ladies security in the capital city and that how Power overules court judgements.

Amitabh Bachan was extraordinary and considerably more. To give him an extreme we require an exceptionally skilled performing artist, and that was satisfied by Piyush Mishra, who was suitably scary.

To sum up: PINK is an exceptional film with an awesome message. PINK makes you think.

Block the date and go watch ‘PINK’ in your nearest cinema hall. You will thank me later!

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Landmark – Indian City Icons

India is known for its cities. Every city is unique in its own sense. Some cities are known as the pilgrim cities, some as the tea cities and some as the spice cities of India. Let me walk you through the lanes of these famous cities.

Indian Landmarks

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Based on a work at http://blog.adidhotre.com/landmark/.

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