Brahmotsavam 2016 is for RAO RAMESH! CC: Mahesh Babu fans and Kajal fan base

Brahmotsavam 2016 review

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Brahmotsavam, the annual celestial festival organised to worship Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy on the hill top Tirumala during September and October is a well attended event and occupies a sacred space in any Hindu individual’s calendar.  Sreekanth Addala surprised many by opting to go with the sacred name for a movie though common sense would instruct us to look at any movie as it is supposed to be viewed. Tollywood responded positively when Venkatesh Daagubati and Mahesh Babu Ghattamaneni played out as brothers when they set themselves up to an eye-opener in a meaningful dialogue from their father Prakash Raj with the movie introducing greenery of Godavari paddy fields and a series of regulation dialogues inside a family environment.

Sreekanth Addala "an exciting day on the cards"is not new to experimenting with fluctuations in individuals and their emotions which introduce them as either introverts or extroverts before others. His themes are always classic navigators to making individuals happier than they already were. The recipes from his story kitchen so far received applause from both family and youthful audience as he went on to create a niche for himself starting with Kotta Bangaru Lokam in 2008.  His left shoulder is the USP which made a grand entry with meaningful dialogues decked up at vantage points in story narration with little action on screen. His right shoulder rests on keyboard of Mickey J Meyer without having to worry as the latter is known for his class which can enthral mass on a regular basis.  Mukunda took many by surprise for the cinema lover actually needed to gauge love, politics, and sentiment from purely philosophy of human nature wherein Rao Ramesh played in fact the role of hero!

Now Brahmotsavam starring Mahesh Babu and Kajal-Samantha duo is being screened in not less than 1500 screens in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana jointly. The movie speaks of nothing more than happiness spread across a turf of blood relations and endeavouring joy. The story asks for restoring a sense of belonging among differently and vastly performing actors on life stage. Imagine a life canvass where artists simply walk and paint their themes. In simple sense, the director walked away from spreading infinite happy moments the world over, which he successfully established in Seethamma Vaakitlo Sirimalle Chettu (SVSC) with Mahesh Babu and Samantha in lead pair, to a well defined set of relations with a chain of blood groups!

How the director wanted:

Director’s movie is what we can comprehend from the story lines, without giving in to stardom of Mahesh Babu and, we need to appreciate the bold undertaking from the charming hero of Tollywood after NTR in his peak years before storming Andhra Pradesh assembly. Sreekanth Addala didn’t seem he was interested in making audience sit for casual mix up of melo drama and rather familiar family stories which owe a lot to mother of family blockbuster movies, “the” Kalisundaam Raa in 2000. Movie starts off with a marriage function and token introduction of characters with Rao Ramesh making silent entry spitting venom on his brother-in-law Satyaraj. His nitpicking attitude is more of personal craving for fame and earning resources and less of attitudinal malaise with his brother-in-law and father of screen leader the hero. How they get separated on this point and how the hero walks the talk while ensuring other characters get a taste of life forms the core whereas how two lead actresses claim to offer and understand nitty-gritty of life to hero adds up much needed spice to youthful audience.

How the movie goes on screens:

It’s all talk and no action, simply speaking. Audience have always wanted to see more of action and that villain getting beaten up by the hero forms chassis of their liking and rating the movie. Philosophy of Jeremy Bentham which dwells on happiness distribution doesn’t cut ice with real life tenacities even for those charming UPSC All India Rankers who toil hard to make it big.  On such a level of practical volatility, it’s unwise on the part of Sreekanth Addala to send the message across to his audience who may have come spending hours in transit on bus or bike in this scorching heat wave. Any book lover of the genre of Robin Sharma and Mark Twain’s class of fun and fiction may try to up his/her antennas for speedy transmission from the onscreen performance and dialogues.  It’s the problem of mass audience who loved to see Mahesh running back and forth with occasional romance safely tucked inside an action series.  The movie sports hero and his father trying to uplift emotional lacunae of other relations who aren’t seen that regularly.

Ohh, girls of this generation of financial inclusion and exclusion and gender-sensitization:

Movie has all the ingredients to make 21st century girls fall for as the director calls the shots by portraying Kajal Aggarwal in a shirt of individuality and a trouser of academic sense often tossing up a blend of legging and frock of gender-sensitivity!

Dance of Mahesh Babu in Baalatripuramani evokes a funny and satirical grin from audience but if one looks at it carefully it is not that easier to enact without smiling on the screen!

India and Summer: Prevention is better than cure CC: Heat stroke and Dehydration

March 2016 had given us the hint of extent of summer and April confirmed how rattling heat wave can be. As it is near impossible to avoid direct sun light for many of us, working men and women, we can avoid major heat wave attacks with smart steps.

Air conditioner from IFB with R410 refrigerant!

Air conditioner from IFB with R410 refrigerant!

Dos

  • Air conditioners have become a necessity these days with growing menace of heat. Use air conditioners optimally so that you will not have to worry about external heat conditions and internal air conditions as you move back and forth. While you can start the AC with 21 degree Celsius initially you can always raise it to 25 in a span of 15 minutes and to 27 in an hour before settling the air after dehumidification at 29 degree Celsius. Places like Madhya Pradesh, Tamilnadu, coastal Andhra Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh have seen rise in temperatures, so be smart enough to keep your surrounds extra cool.
  • Coconut water, salt filled lemon water, and butter milk are the combination to watch out for; avoid soft drinks and ice cool milk shakes. If hard pressed for taste, Glucose is available with orange flavour.
  • More fruits, more leafy vegetables, more water; less meat, less junk food, less juices with artificial flavours.
  • Have good number of protein reserves to battle it out, especially add boiled eggs and fish with dal.

Happy Birthday, dear Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar! CC: Raina, Rohit, Kohli generation

ScoopLense wishes the Indian batting premier Sachin Tendulkar, a name that resonated back and forth for nearly quarter of a century in India, on his 44th birthday (born on 24 April in 1973)! Words and phrases run short, and if attempted, they might as well clear the fence of basic comprehension, typified as common sense.

Here is an article, written not too long ago, with a sharp adjustment of views to readjust certain unhelpful criticism on Maestro’s batting contribution to Indian cricket. The post was written with an aim to classify shortcomings and rearrange them in the most unpopular theory that Tendulkar’s centuries yielded only in losses for his team.

And there is another such, albeit less in intensity of defending Sachin against irrational arguments which didn’t seek his professional advancement but to marginalize euphoria and admiration of his growing fan base! 

https://singlemagneticpole.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/india-will-not-lose-when-sachin-scores-a-century-india-will-not-win-if-sachin-falls-short-of-hundred-either/

https://singlemagneticpole.wordpress.com/2013/02/15/february-15-2003-super-sport-park-centurion/

Excerpts from second post:

Before I explain you the comparison of an ODI knock prospect of World cup league game and a fourth innings fruitful knock between two batsmen rated ahead of peers, I would like you to draw your attention to the following.

  • Australia and West Indies at Barbados, March 1999 – Result West Indies beat Australia by 1 wkt.

Brian Lara inspired with SR of 59.76 in 355 minutes

   to post a win on the fastest windies wkt. against

 MCGRATH, GILLESPEI, AND WARNE with WI facing 120.1 overs for 311/9 in day and a half.

  • India and Pakistan at Chennai, January 1999 – Result India lost to Pakistan by 12 runs.

SR Tendulkar inspired with SR of 49.81 in 405 minutes 

   to take his side closer to win on a turner against

AKRAM, WAQAR, AND SAQLAIN with IND facing 95.2 overs for 258 all out in > a day.

“Sourav Ganguly won an important toss and decided to bat on a track that was quite similar to the one we had at The Wanderers where Aussies crushed Pakistan’s world class bowling line-up days ago. The conditions were as good as those on offer to every visitor in Brisbane, that if you just play average, it could be your game. Good rotation of strike, build up of partnerships, and good wicket-taking deliveries.”

“And when you play against Australia that was in the shape, thanks to the heritage of Steve Waugh’s attacking mindset, you need to catch a few notches just in case. You definitely need to be an aggressive unit because you wouldn’t know when they talk down and when they do it they go to any extent, but that’s only on the field. Off the field, they are as better as anyone, probably offer you little comfort with words.”

“Sachin at the non-striking end had to choose between the two ends; either attack Aussies and force them to commit mistakes and plunder some useful runs as it became evident he wasn’t going to get support, or, at the most see off overs and stay till the end of over quota. Things became clear to many of us back home that it was an off day for us. It was an upset for me, came out of TV room, visibly destroyed, and even the sight of my favourite batsman occupying the crease didn’t give any confidence. I felt cheated by other batsmen who didn’t do enough. They needed to play full fifty overs and set a modest target to see if their bowlers would make it happen. Though my mother didn’t seem to understand what I said mostly during the advertisements, in short, she asked if India was on course. “Yes”, I said. “They would be returning soon”.”

The win against Aussies at Centurion even by default was necessary because,

a. India then would have moved on to top Group A, assuming that we would prevail against Pakistan, England, and Zimbabwe, to meet South Africa and West Indies from Group B in the S6. India would have made it easy to the Semis even without a solid performance.

b. Australia was the only unit which could make things tough for an Indian batting line up, besides the mighty South Africans who didn’t make it to S6, thanks to poor arithmetic in the rain tormented game against Lanka after Graeme Smith’s counter attack in the night.

c. Had India given them tough contest at Centurion in the group stage, it would have been in a position to meet eye to eye, at Newlands(March 18) or Kingsmead(March 20) or Jo’burg(March 23).

d. Wanderers was supposed to cater to seam bowlers and with McGrath, Lee, and Andy Bichel, Australia was the complete pack to run through the opposition; it had the fielding standards, it had the belief that it can outsmart anyone. This was what Sourav and his men were short of. Why?

In the final encounter, India caved in meekly because its batsmen were short of confidence, as they had non-negotiated mental blocks of repeat of Centurion and its fallout .They had not wiped out poignant memories of humiliation at the hands of same opposition in the league stage on an eventful track with some assistance to bowlers.  That was the real reason why Sourav decided to field on March 23, exactly 45 days after his batsmen were decimated. He didn’t have the confidence levels of a World Cup winning team captain. He was no Kapil, no Imran, no Steve Waugh, not even Arjuna Ranatunga, who used most of power play batting tactics, employed first by Sachin against Dion Nash, Morrison, Cairns, and Harris back in 1994.

India had best batters, but when their bowlers couldn’t restrict them to under 260, they knew facing lanky pace men was going to be real test, that too in a World Cup final.

Disclaimer: The original posts on Single Magnetic Pole (singlemagneticpole.wordpress.com) contained images drawn from ESPNCRICINFO which are copyright material. The repost here is meant to put forth solid argument, via content, and not in anyway a breach of copyright of images. The credit for all images related to cricket on Single Magnetic Pole blog is with ESPNCRICINFO.

 

Do it now, some time later becomes never. CC: Lovers with sincerity and empathy.

Love. Feel of a birth. Feel of a death. Feel of a survival. Summation of all emotions to the point of infinity. Is this love? Is that love? What is love? Is love extremely partial towards meeting desired specification in a man or a woman imbibed since birth, or built in for make over during middle stages, or structured along teenage to conquer lust? What is it that sets love between a boy and a girl apart from love of and among others? Truly, no one on this earth would have given you an answer as straight as a direct line in geometry. We hear of myriad stories, those ending nowhere and some of the thinking tales crossing line of acceptance, and some even bordering on resentment from both ends. Some stories are needless to mention by the apparent standards they seem to have adopted as well.

It’s interesting to call for sense in love when all you get from love and communicate through it is emotion, fractionally higher or even more. Emotions are the baby steps which undergo transition from time to time as if in accordance to course curriculum of university graduation wherein the +2 student feels overwhelmed with daunting nature of contents added up as integrals on the first look though he never feels relatively newer versions of emotion a burden at all. It’s this kind of adding up of emotions – appropriate, relevant, or even those silly mistakes in order to maintain feel radar on its axis of rotation – taken as responsibility to understand the other person which makes this strange feeling look like it’s always strange. Refreshing. Slightly different from drama though!

And the drama part in love is never short of making its impact felt all through the syllabus of love. As contemplated above, emotions emanate from spontaneity rather than from longevity of maintenance of feel, notwithstanding the accepted norm that it’s the longevity of spontaneous emotions that become inevitable in maintaining dignity of the other person, as also her maturity. Kumari 21F directed by Sukumar in Telugu made an attempt at diagnosing love and the understanding nemesis that surrounds the feel but I feel it ran short of curing the nemesis that engulfs men and women who could have just come out of colleges in pursuit of life and enjoyment it brings. Eye contact and emotions are inter-twinned that any deviation from originally thought out stance on the other person would result in change of body language!

Congratulations Krrish and Kanche! CC: Baahubali team and Indian cinema lovers

Congratulations, dear Kanche movie makers, on winning the national award in best Telugu film category. And, quite not the movie of sorts from S.S.Rajanouli, Baahubali the beginning won the best film at the National Awards. While many have no objection to the national award being announced for the highest ever budget film in independent India, the award for Kanche movie has taken few like me by surprise not because it lacked intensity to be applauded but going by the assessment of adjudicating authority which only years ago garlanded Dirty Picture with “Best Make-up Artist”, “Best Costume Designer”, and also “Best Actress” because many felt the movie apparently shifted from its focus on highlighting issues of women entering silver screen to gaze south sizzling artist Silk Smitha in a rather poor light.

Well, man makes mistakes but to what extent can they be excused is something that baffles us. Surely, the actress Vidya Balan deserved appreciation for showing no inhibition for exposure of skin besides extracting expressions of a woman craving for limelight and survival, but national award for the role is overrated. Coming on to the current edition of national awards, Kanche directed by Radhakrishna Jagarlamudi draws comparison between mass racist murders of second world war in Germany and humiliation of people back home in undivided India based on Manusmriti of the yore. While very few can attempt at comprehending Manusmriti, people at large though thoroughly well versed with experimental science can not even get answers they sought.

Baahubali the beginning has created a number of records proprietary to the film unit. S.S. Rajamouli has always seemed to have got what it takes to beat around bush yet present in a way audience would have liked. Plot and narration have created a belonging of sorts but the screen play involving actress Tamannah has evoked mixed response from the audience. Even by the standards of B class and C class centres, the introduction of the title hero Baahubali and presentation of second half were overly delayed, thanks to the present Tamannah for you effect! Ramya Krishnan has drawn vast experience to the screen with her powerful enactment of drama and body language. Prabhas and Rana Daggubati led their roles comfortably in the end, but we don’t do any justice when we don’t mention Satyaraj who donned impeccable role of Kattappa.

Twenty twenty cricket is literally over in India, thanks to the generous IPL!

Update: West Indies wins world T20 in women’s and men’s categories at Eden Gardens.

I have been watching cricket since Tendulkar (yes, the same guy who had teased Shane Warne on tracks of his choice!) had a rampant sketch for his calibre marked on beautiful international cricket canvas, WACA in Perth in the year 1992. With the same intent as I have been watching on TV and after reading multitude of stories written by columnists who would eat anything but words, I too played some cricket at some length. But the incessant desire to excel on 22 yards has never died down, more as a bowler, strange considering my admiration for Steve Waugh and Sachin Tendulkar. Even now, if ordered by the BCCI which I would religiously find fault for Indians mess every time they choked in a multi national tournament such as the recently concluded T20 World Cup, I would just sign off my writing agreements. All for a return of my name embroidered on a sky blue tee shirt with a number, presumably five or ninety nine! Madness right?

More than the very definition and intent of madness. Yeah, and, have you figured out that I said something on the conclusion of twenty twenty world cup recently, when in actuality the final between England and West Indies is slated to be played out on the night of April 3 at the Eden Gardens? Sounds another madness or jealousy firing on all cylinders of my sense, but frankly the euphoria of an India England summit clash would be deliberately different. And the last time they fought against each other was in Champions Trophy One Day final. Mark the sound and exaggeration that I wanted to attach with the term One Day. One Day match is not just about superiority of numbers  and duration of the game, but that has a long history of introducing icons who by the very game they cherished received the status as a token of respect and memory for making contests out of nowhere.

The world cups till 2007 were a different ball game together. Twenty twenty was resorted by the International Cricket Council as a means to achieve mindful proximity, or to strike balance to say the least, between longer version and limited version. On this very radar of test and one day that employ discipline, quality, and patience for a maximum of five days, and summon little of the three in a single day respectively, fell the little or shorter version called twenty twenty. But the seemingly gentlemen’s game by then was already under the trap of business houses, as if spectators would have requested them to make experiments and bring on a special menu of excitement on the lines of Q3s or Q4s. Since the adoption of power plays, divided for the comfort of batsmen, the game turned into a bat game. Sounds strange even then that Wasim Akram or Glenn McGrath would have their retirements early for house making had this shortest version been introduced in 1990s!

The debate of nationalism and politics – enough is enough.

I was in the national capital for a brief period in late February 2016. The cameo visit was official and personal as if it would have to resemble traits of my zodiac sun sign, and since I truly and firmly believed at that time, that I belonged to a middle class nuclear family of a developing nation-state in the making called India (preparation has been on since Jawaharlal Nehru unfurled the national pride in three symbolic colours on Lal Quilla in 1947!), which typifies customs the day time and embraces western the night time probably as repentance, and vice versa, I settled myself for travel on a third Air Conditioned class journey ticket. Wow, that’s air conditioned class, dude!

I felt like that’s my maiden journey to the national capital though in reality I visited Mukherjee Nagar to meet my friend in 2004, and visited Karolbagh for an interview for faculty position in 2009. The details presented so far render themselves useless if they have no substance in the current discussion. My train reached New Delhi Junction, the destination junction, with a delay of 30 minutes in relay at Hazrat Nizamuddin Junction, the originating and destination junction for trains making upward and downward journey from southern states. Even if this doesn’t reveal why I mentioned railway itinerary and its relevance to the discussion, my English would have by this time made you identify that either a Madarasi or gult is on internet weaving a story out of nothing!

If one goes by common sense and by adhering to Vaastu of biological body (well, mine is not astral body by the way!), journey for about 36 hours on Indian Railways should render any human worthless for at least a day, especially with the train making halts for boarding passengers at Nagpur, Bhopal, Gwalior, Jhansi. The berth adjustments criterion citing newly married couples be given first preference as if they would kiss for the first time in front of a waiting audience who might order curious teenagers to self censor (perhaps self control!), alteration of seat preferences while grand fathers and mothers would find it difficult to sip cups of coffee, food items seen as reflections of the great Indian diversity, languages that we would speak as if someone from other states should listen to, and so on did indeed become norm for accommodating co-passengers just as they do for us. Many of the passengers apparently belong to majority of nation but the very linkage of majority and minority to a geographic nation-state was something that I felt I should avoid for preserving common sense in me. My marks at the Senior Secondary Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate (BIE) are anything but extraordinary as I was never Sharmaji’s son or tried to impress the girl next door!

An Open Letter to Andhra Pradesh government! CC: Board of Intermediate Education, B.I.E., AP, Hyderabad

Albert Einstein's Relativity-the Special and the General theory

Albert Einstein’s Relativity-the Special and the General theory

ScoopLense wishes students who have appeared at the IPE 2016 first and second year the required luck to sail through in the next league, graduation and research/entrepreneurship. While it’s commendable that the conduct of IPE has so far been good and decent on occasions – issue of hall tickets and pass percentages have always seen rise ever since Chandrababu Naidu made it compulsory to announce results well in advance so as to relieve parents and students from anxiety syndromes. The decency here implies to setting of question papers, with an emergency set of question papers kept in abeyance of normal machinery, with a sense to ignite passion amongst student community to reinvent themselves, which is only possible if the questions in examination papers stimulate strength of intelligence rather than maintain routine chores of securing marks with no benefit other than setting up for an All India examination like JEE of IITs.

It is in the best interests of student community that we, at ScoopLense, have primarily conducted a survey with small sample size. The letter therefore is anything but criticism of existing structure.

We would like to have your kind attention and empathy on to the following details.

With due respect to the Board of Intermediate Education, B.I.E, AP, Hyderabad, which has successfully conducted examinations across Andhra Pradesh and erstwhile Telangana region, from and on behalf of student fraternity and intelligentsia, we would like to present before you the matter of concern regarding conduct of practical examination for the first and the second year intermediate students.

The procedure for intermediate examination, especially practical examination, mandatorily stipulates students appearing at the practical examinations to conduct and demonstrate experimental observations in only those colleges where they have prepared for theory and performed practical preparatory tests and submitted observational record books. These admitting institutes are also said to be the sole medium of communication between BIE and student. As we all are aware of the fact that theory examinations, known as IPE, started jumbling process in order to minimize mal practice and prevent mass copying almost a decade ago, with a prior notification of intention of government policy to the admitting institutes through public means of communication well in advance, the change has appeared to serve its purpose quite significantly.

But the latest G.O. issued in February 2016 regarding preventing mass scale duplication of practical observations and mass copying, just when the students were about to fine tune their practical observations and submit record books, had made students stranded. Many of the students had acquainted themselves with laboratory structure and observational environment of the very colleges they had prepared for theory and conducted practical observations. The very fact that science group students – to whom Physics and Chemistry would go along major part of their under graduation and graduation – may not have belonged to the intellectual echelons of James Clerk Maxwell, Oliver Heaviside who attributed most of his astounding Mathematical prowess to the former, Lorentz, or even Darwin, is something that we request the board to consider and officially communicate to the students and faculty members to avoid last minute mental conditioning and preparation.

The second appeal, which relates to the practical examinations for intermediate first year students, is something on which the board need to press for a progressive action. Ethics and human values and environmental education have become buzzwords these days that rarely get the treatment they deserve. Although the practical imperfections exist in many lessons students learn, or as a matter of fact we as humans try to understand for evolution, it rests on our part to arrive at logical conclusion to motivate students comprehend rather than rote memorize. Majority of topics covered under ethics and environment, it came to light from unspecified quarters, have become tools for some college managements to force students copy and reproduce without getting to know nitty-gritty. Most of the hapless students may not like the beautiful lessons be dutifully copied but that’s what they are forced to do against self-discretion. We request, therefore, to kindly look into the matter and value-add the same lessons of ethics and human values and environmental education in parts of detailed and non-detailed sections of regular theory papers of English and Sanskrit.

And the third appeal, regarding despatch of sealed question papers to students around 9 IST, is in defending rights of students who are eager to have a look at the question paper which they assume to have been kept in secrecy. The papers in some parts have been found to be broken seals before due start time, and therefore have opened a doubtful debate on the supposed secrecy of questions, especially the two markers. We request BIE to preserve the question paper seals till the due start time and direct the invigilators and office managements to break the seals before students only in the examination hall, just on the lines of UPSC Civil Services and IIT JEE.

Nannaku Prematho 2016: Quotient of intelligence and emotion

Must watch in INOX theatres only for better sound and experience. Devisri Prasad made violin play with ease throughout the movie. A fitting climax in the end should take the movie forward in competing with industry’s number game in revenue.

What happens when you turn an object anti clockwise? Will that have an impact on material stuff or on fellow human being? Or corresponding emotions of the object will have a say on emotions of the man? What will you do to outsmart a man who you believe had outwitted you in your burgeoning business? Will you be a nice man and do the opposite – teach a pervert his lesson? Yes or No will depend on corresponding emotion!