Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Meghna Gulzar’s ‘Talvar’ – to enlighten us with reality !

TALVAR is based on the real time story of Aarushi Talwar, who was murdered at her home in 2008 with her throat slit while the body of the servant was found on the rooftop with similar wounds. The news had baffled everyone with a strange thought that how the parents could kill their 14 years old daughter. But the investigating 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.

Talvar is directed by Meghna Gulzar who is the daughter of Rakhee & Gulzar saab. She has done her best in depicting that how the law enforcing agencies as well the investigating agencies operate in our country.

The story is written by Vishal Bharadwaj who has referred the term TALVAR for the justice which slices through the darkness to enlighten us with reality, though delayed.

While viewing the special screening of the movie we were just speechless. The visuals were so catchy, that we could not even blink our eyes. It portrayed different versions of investigation, i.e. by local police, by investigating team A and by investigating team B.

It clearly showed the impact of bureaucracy on the investigating agencies that can turn the investigation into any direction they prefer. It showed how the local police had failed to do its job by not even referring to the forensic. It showed how Team A had almost cracked the case, but the retirement of the chief, changed everything. It also portrayed that how the new chief intervened to alter the course of direction.

Irrfan Khan plays the role of an investigating officer in the Team One, while Neeraj Kabi and Konkona portray the roles of Aarushi's parents and it also stars Tabu in a special appearance. It is being released on the 2nd October and we are sure that you will #TalvarThisFriday.

You can check the details at : http://jungleepictures.com/talvar/  

Please view the Trailer embedded below :

Sunday, September 27, 2015

TALVAR by Meghna Gulzar !

Got the opportunity to preview TALVAR. Must view on its release on 2nd of October. A great film by Meghna Gulzar, daughter of Rakhee & Gulzar Saab. It is based on the Arushi murder at Noida when she was just 14.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Swine Flu !

Dear Friends

Received this mail from a friend so sharing with you all for timely preventive measures.

So far, dengue has claimed around 20 lives in Delhi alone. With falling temperatures, there are high chances that the capital might have to face another disease like swine flu. The H1N1 virus makes it appearance during the onset of winter and continues to wreck havoc way until the onset of summer. The H1N1 virus is not vector-borne or does not require a carrier like dengue and malaria and hence spreads more rapidly and is more dangerous. 

Pregnant women, children, elderly people and those with a compromised immunity are more at the risk of contracting the virus. Also, people with diabetes, kidney disease and cancer patients have to be extra careful and take precautionary measures against the disease. 

Personal hygiene is the key to prevent the spread of the infection. Make sure you cover your mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing. Wash your hands regularly and use disposable paper napkins instead of a cotton handkerchief if you have a cold and throw the tissue ion the dust bin after use. 

Also, avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes too often as this can spread the infection quickly. Keep an alcohol-based sanitizer handy or wash your hands regularly with soap. 

Avoid being in close contact with people who are suffering from the infection. Also, if you have been ill for a while, make sure you eat a proper diet to boost your immunity. Keep a distance of at least six to 10 feet from the infected person to prevent airborne transmission. You must also avoid crowded places. 

If you have any symptoms of the flu-like cold, cough and fever, visit the doctor immediately. You must also stay at home and take adequate rest. If your area is a hot spot for swine flu, wear the standard H-95 mask while stepping out. Avoid wearing the normal surgical mask as it does not offer enough protection.


Ranju Minhas

Monday, September 21, 2015

Mei Kun Restaurant at Kempinski offers a special 20% discount to RWAs & its members !

It was a great pleasure for all of us when we found that the famous Mei Kun restaurant at the Kempinski Ambience Hotel had turned into a 100% veg Asian Cuisine restaurant.

We are vegetarians by birth and always look for those places that offer a vegetarian & a quality cuisine. Now you too can relish your favourite Chinese, Thai, Singaporean, Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine at a special 20% discount (food and soft beverage), as a gesture for all the RWAs and the residents. The offer is valid till 15th October. 

To avail the offer, please click a picture of the deal as it appears on the webpage and show at the restaurant or simply tell us that you are a resident and saw it on the RWA Bhagidari website. To book in advance call on 8130990941.

Stand-up-comedy – a great interactive art of making others laugh

All of us have seen great comedians in movies, on stages, as well at various parties. They look so normal while making us laugh. We may be a stranger and absolutely unknown to each other, but still we start laughing on a “stand-up comedy” presentation, by the artist.  

Everyone understands that Laughing is a must but don’t you think that to make others laugh is a great skill  ? If you want to understand every aspect of the life of a comedian, you must visit to the page Stand up Comedy on the liveinstyle.com

Stand Up Comedy is all about the guys who are always there to make you laugh on every single issue. It’s about the fears that the stand up comedians have to conquer before standing in front of the audience. It’s the great art of interacting with those sitting in the first lane with serious faces with a confidence that you can make them laugh.

It’s about the evolution of Indian comedy. It has the witty stories of Akbar Birbal. It exhibits the era of Kishore kumar, Mahmood, Johny walker to Johny Lever and a very recent Kapil Sharma.

It has videos of each and every comedian from any part of the world that we must view and enjoy. It’s a great source that offers us detailed description and videos of the Top 10 comedians of the world. It’s a great source to view Jim Carrey or Charlie Chaplin at a single go.

It tells us about the life through the eyes of Stand up comedians. How they feel, how they perform, how they react to questions being asked of them. It’s the great interactive art of making others laugh while avoiding own critics and getting underpaid, except the big names who can dictate their own terms.

A must visit website and I am sure you will just stick to it. Just view standupcomedy if you want to understand and enjoy the term Comedian or a Stand up comedy. I am sure that this Stand-up-comedy section at liveinstyle.com will make you to think about the Stand up comedians in a different way.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Dengu Awareness Drive !

RWAs of Delhi / NCR : please join us in the Dengu Awareness Drive. If you have any details, any news report, any pictures or videos related to it, just feel free to mail us. We must come forward to fight with it. Looking forward for your earliest response.


B S Vohra

Plz view the videos being reproduced below :

Saturday, September 12, 2015

No water, no power, so no tax, say east Delhi residents : Hindustan Times : B S Vohra

  • Rozelle Laha, Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 11, 2015 13:29 IST

Abandoned garbage, missing sewer connections, damaged roads ail residents of illegal colonies

Sharply reacting to East Delhi Municipal Corporation’s (EDMC) recent move to collect property tax from unauthorised colonies of east Delhi, the residents want to know how the tax money will be utilised for maintenance of civic services in the area.
“If the government asks us to pay property tax, we would have no option but to pay up. It is not that we were not paying it earlier, but the services here have never been up to the mark. The previous government had also promised sewer, water and electricity connections to every household and made the payment of property tax optional, just before the elections. In fact, even the now the ruling party in Delhi (Aam Aadmi Party) had promised these facilities during their election campaigns. However, now even though the new party is in place  we have not got the promised facilities and the property tax, earlier waived off, is being imposed again,” says Salahuddin Ansari, general secretary, Rani Garden RWA, Geeta Colony.
“Damaged, overflowing drains are major issues here. Municipal workers rarely come to clean this area, sometimes once in 15 or 20 days. Then the the main road, not the ones in the interior, are cleaned. When asked why, they say they have shortage of staff and that dedicated staff will be in place once our colony is authorised, ” adds Ansari.
Property tax is collected from residents to maintain basic civic services like water, sewer, roads and drains across different parts of the city. But as per a letter dated March 14, 2013, the department of urban development under the Delhi government had directed the commissioner of EDMC, to levy property tax on owners only “from the date of approval of the layout plan of the colony by MCD.” HT Estates is in possession of a copy of the letter. However, against the fact that the approval of several colonies is pending in east Delhi, the municipal corporation has decided to resume charging property taxes from property owners despite the poor infrastructural facilities there. Lata Gupta, chairman of the standing committee, justifies the move, saying, “Section 114 of DMC Act allows us to collect property tax from the owner of any constructed buildings or land,”
Residents of illegal colonies of east Delhi told this correspondent that they were not aware of the provision of optional payment of property tax. “We have not received any circular saying that paying tax is optional, so we continued to pay the tax. Despite that, however, the municipal workers rarely come to clean the interior lanes and people living there have to go to the vans to dump their garbage. There are no sewer connections. Damaged roads, drains and overflowing sewers with water-logging during the rainy season adds to our woes. Such unhygienic conditions can in no way justify the property tax imposed on us,” says a resident of D block, West Vinod Nagar.
Echoing concerns of residents of unauthorised colonies of east Delhi, BS Vohra, president of East Delhi RWAs Joint Front, says” Technically, if the municipal corporation really wants to charge property tax from residents of unauthorised colonies, they first should regularise these colonies, give them access to the basic facilities and then ask for property tax.”
However, in answer to all these persisting issues raised by residents, Gupta says, “All our Nagar Nigam colonies under EDMC clean the roads and drains on a regular basis. There are street lights installed in all unauthorised colonies for which Nagar Nigam has been paying BSES. We have been doing extensive repairing work of drainage systems, roads and damaged roads irrespective of the approval status of any colony. We have employed workers for the upkeep of facilities in all nooks and corners of east Delhi colonies.”
Some residents of east Delhi’s illegal colony continued to pay their property tax even when they knew that the same was waived off in 2013. “We were advised by EDMC officials to continue paying the house tax, so that in case there were issues in our colony, we could ask the municipal authorities to resolve them as we were paying taxes just like people in the  authorised colonies. In return, we have ensured good supply of water and electricity and also have quite good sewer and road facilities in our area,” says Hemant Gangia, secretary, Vikas Samiti, School Block, Shakarpur.

With thanks : Hindustan Times : 11th September, 2015.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

RWAs convene meet, discuss ways to counter rising pollution in Delhi : Hindustan Times : B S Vohra

After our RTI on the Pollution levels of Delhi, and the Lungs check up camp alongwith CIPLA, we arranged a meet of RWAs to discuss the issue & the guests included : Anumita Roy Chaudhury, MP Maheish Giri and many others. Please read the news covered by Hindustan Times. Thanks. B S Vohra

Monday, September 7, 2015

Weddings at Kempinski Ambience Hotel - 30% Discount till 31st October

They say Marriages are made in Heaven and we at 'Kempinski Ambience Hotel' strive to create Heaven for you on earth. We value our guests the most and you being our immediate neighbours, we would like to make it the most special. 

Make your D-Day memorable by hosting it with us as we get you exclusive offers for all your social events ( Anniversary, Birthday, Roka, Sagai, Mata Ki Chowki, House warming party ) till Oct’2015. Book now to avail the benefits. Call us on +91 8130990841/ 8130990817 for queries. "Why should you go anywhere, when we are right here."  PS: The discounts are not valid on events after 31st Oct 2015.