Vote : For Change, Voting System: Needs Change

        Gujarat was already in a milieu of Politics before Election commission of India declared dates of voting in the state. When every time Gujarat’s election produces much effect in Prime ministerial election of India, this time also the political parties are trying to ground their roots much stronger and first step of this political race for Delhi starts from Gujarat.

        When BJP is ruling the state from last 22 years, oppositions are facing it hard to remove BJP from the position of Chair leader. In every election, rate of voting is increasing every year but Election commission as well as the Government of India should try to achieve voting rate as maximum as possible. Election commission of India is taking many initiative for possible change in voting procedure to make it more transparent and easy for all people still voting rates stops at 70% in urban areas while 55%-60% in rural areas. Looking at digitization happened in last ten years, Election commission should also try to change its traditional method of voting and this may lead to maximum voting rates. Here are probable changes,

  • For a particular voting area, voting period should be continuous of three to four days (Covering weekend days) instead of single day, it will help to include daily working people as well as voters residing away from their voting area.
  • Voter should be verified by fingerprint/Photo by AADHAR KYC verification or Election card, it will be helpful to prevent duplication of votes.
  • Online voting facility should be available for remote voters and their KYC verification should be done before election period and they must be provided Log-in ID and Password for the same.
  • Once voter verified by AADHAR or KYC fingerprint, user should not be able to vote again in that area in that particular voting days, it will be helpful to prevent duplication of votes of same voter at different residential voting booths.
  • No. of voting centers should be more and should be in the reach of people.
  • Voters must be informed about voting period by Election commission by SMS or E-mail. Voters must be alerted by the same before the closing day of voting period if not voted successfully.
  • There must be strong protection of voting areas and other places to prevent any manipulation in voting method as well as in votes.
  • There must be prior information should be provided about voting period & time as well as nearby voting locations in local newspapers, any promotional event can be done for the awareness of voting among the people.

There must be transparency in voting system and proper voting method will be helpful in electing people’s choice in this democracy. Gujarat elections are on the way. Do vote, let’s built the strong future.

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મન થાય કે બનું હું નાનું પક્ષી

ગગનમાં વિહરુંને, લવ મઝા દુનિયાની

મન થાય કે બનું હું નાનું પતંગિયું

ફરું રંગબેરંગી ફૂલો પર, ચુસું રસ મધુર

મન થાય કે બનું હું નાનું ઝરણું

ડુંગરો માંથી વહુ, મળું વિશાળ દરિયાને

મન થાય કે બનું હું નાનું બાળક

રમું માં ના ખોળે, મેળવું પરિવારની હુંફ

ડર !

એક ડર હૈ, મુજમે કહી જો હે છુપા

કઈ દિનો સે મુજે યું ખામોશ બનાતા

મેરી હર એક બાત અબ મુજે હી વાપસ સુનાતા

સહી હૈ યે સભી, હર બાર યહ બાત હૈ જતાતા

 

તુમસે ઇશ્ક હૈ સચ્ચા જાનતા હું મેં

તુમ્હારી હર એક બાત માનતા હું મેં

તુમસે કેહના હૈ યે, તુમ બિન મુશ્કિલ હૈ જીના

ફિર ભી,

એક ડર હૈ, મુજમેં કહી જો હે છુપા

કઈ દિનો સે મુજે યુ ખામોશ બનાતા

 

ભીડ મેં ભી મુજે પહચાન જાઓ ઐસી હો તુમ

કુછ કહે બીના સબ જાન જાઓ ઐસી હો તુમ

તુમ્હારે સાથ હોને કા સિર્ફ અહસાસ હી હૈ કાફી

આજ અધૂરા મેં, નાપ લો, કિમત મેરી શાફી

 

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ફિર ભી,

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કઈ દિનો સે મુજે યુ ખામોશ બનાતા

 

At the End of the day !

          Every day…sun rises in morning, sets in evening. Earth rotates, sun remains steady, day shines, and night occurs, we wake up, we work, we sleep but at the end of the day, we all became prepared for all this repeated things. Human life is not about growing up, it’s all about growing old, every day we all are preparing for better tomorrow but tomorrow is leading all of us to death, a gradual death. Human life is a gradual death.

          Human gives birth to child and child starts living well designed life. Even, child’s birth is also a part of parents well designed life. Humans have designed their life for better lifestyle and every day they are changing it to make it better. In life, we face challenges, we fights, we win, we lose, we learn but at the end of the day, it all summed at one word, ‘Happiness’.

          A normal question everyone should ask themselves, ‘What you want from your life?’ and simple answer is, ‘Happiness’. We are studying, we are doing job, and we are working hard every day is all for happiness. At the end of the day, one should sleep with happiness, otherwise it is not sleep. Life can be fulfilled with happiness but achieving that happiness is not an easy thing.

          There are thousands of creatures on this earth and we humans are one of them. Every creature of earth is living their life and leading them to gradual death but god has given one special quality to humans, quality of thinking. Quality of thinking differs us from other creatures living on earth and it is quality of thinking that makes our life better every day. But quality of thinking is directly connected with our day to day life and our way of living and our way to happiness. We study, we learn, we experiment, we invent using this quality of thinking but also we expect, we love, we get connected, we hurt and we feel sad just because of quality of thinking. Every person sets targets or goals in life according to requirement and requirement is dependent on happiness, also happiness dependent on requirement. One complete goals in life and the very next moment he target next goal of life and feels much happiness of getting success in life, by this chain rule humans keep targeting every goals and keep working for achieving them, all get satisfaction in this process but not at all satisfied with life every moment one lives. Human always feels something is missing in life and the reason for this miss point is saturation. Success in life will lead someone to happiness and satisfaction but this satisfaction will not be at that level that one can complete his life and can proudly say I have achieved everything in life, one gets satisfaction but it is not fully satisfied because only saturation leads to full satisfaction.

          When one becomes fully saturated with life, starts celebrating death and feels happiness every moment of life. It stops well designed life style and work for achieving goals of life, at that moment he has achieved everything and satisfied with all things he got in his life with full happiness ending his chain of gradual death. It takes so much time, almost whole life for getting this satisfaction which leads to enlighten life and sacred happiness. But what one can expect from his life every day is enjoyment and happiness. If one person is getting thousands of bucks and other is getting only food for his work but if the later one is loving what he do then he will be happier that others, ultimately he will sleep with happiness. So, at the end of the day, one should search happiness and he should be working for achieving happiness only. At the end of the day, one should find happiness.

Movie Review : TUBELIGHT

            Eid being one of the biggest festivals of India always pouring box-office with big numbers. Now it’s trend that Eid being occupied with one of Khan’s of Bollywood. After successfully avoiding clash between Sultan & Raees last year on Eid, Salman Khan again came up with ‘Tubelight’ this year.

          Expectation grows much high when Actor-Director duo is entertaining audience with successful movies like ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ & ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’. After Bajrangi Bhaijaan, Director Kabir Khan worked on script of Tubelight and Salman Khan is decided as lead in movie for character of Laxman. When they came to reel life brother story, Kabir Khan approached real life brother of Salman Khan, Sohail Khan for the character of Bharat. We have seen them as reel life brothers before and also this makes people believe in story without any argument.

          Story is based on India-China war situation back in 1962 and its story of immense love between two brothers. In that situation, Bharat had to go for war leaving Laxman at home and other things are treat to watch, will Bharat be back safely or will he die? And if he came safely, then what it take for him to be back, that are the points to look after. The whole idea of story is based on having immense confidence and believe in something and the tag line of the story describes it very well, ‘Kya Tumhe Yakeen hai’.

          First talking about camera work, all shots of the movie are well captured and it shows some wonderful beauty of North part, especially hills and forests. Camerawork is the best departmental work for the movie. Now coming to Music, Pritam continued his track and again pour soulful as well as chartbuster music to movie.  Lyrics of songs are well-penned and songs meets expectation in movie.

          The biggest problem movie faces in casting, selecting Salman Khan as a character of Laxman is biggest hurdle in movie, if one replaces Salman Khan with any child actor of age ten years then storyline could have been so much different. Showing Salman Khan as mentally ingrown person is the solution of not selection any child actor for the character but in my point of view, this idea fails here. The casting of other characters are well selected, Sohail Khan perfectly placed at his place, supporting actor late Mr. Om Puri, Zeeshan Ayyub, Isha Talwar are very well selected and no one could replace them. Once again Zeeshan Ayyub played his part very well and he is becoming one of the best supporting actor film after film. Martin as child friend of Laxman fills life in movie and he is fire-cracker. Watching his screen-presence is extreme happiness.

          Dialogues of the movie are good, but not extreme, it simply shows innocence of character in every aspect but didn’t leave any remarkable note. Screenplay of the movie fails somewhere and it weakens the story, especially after interval, story became so weak that one could not expect it from this successful pair of Actor-Director and also on occasion of Eid. The best part about Script is, in every frame, it tells about it message, having belief/Having Yakeen. Makers again come back in their message in last but it was too late for them, one only gets message from story with less entertainment. Editor of movie done good work by keeping run time of story 2 hours and 16 minutes. If it is more, then it might get more disappointing for audience.

          Salman Khan performed very hard to express Laxman on screen and he looks innocent as well, he played the character wonderfully but sadly story was not expecting him in that character. Shah Rukh Khan seen in movie in special character of magician and it is one of the best part for story, from where Laxman start believing in belief. Kabir Khan did all hard work as a director but script and screenplay fails somewhere in delivering what people expected from him.

          Tubelight is not extreme which fulfil all Eid’s expectation from Salman Khan but stands an above average.

Rating: 2.5/5

Movie Review : Half Girlfriend

            From ‘Three mistakes of my life’ to Kai Po Chhe, ‘One night @ call center’ to Hello,  ‘2 States – A novel’ to 2 States – Movie and again, Half Girlfriend, Now it’s like a trend that Chetan Bhagat’s novels are converting into Bollywood movies one by one. First talking about Novel, when Chetan Bhagat revealed this title two years ago setting this book as Diwali release, title created huge attraction among youngsters and Book was also a huge success though story was quite similar like Revolution 2020 and other typical Bollywood film.

          When Ekta Kapoor announced a film based on this Novel, Mohit Suri come up as a director and that made expectation high for the film. Previous two directional venture of Mohit Suri was musical success Aashiqui 2 and Ek Villian was pure hit. When the film announced, Shraddha Kapoor was the first choice of the director for the character of Riya and SushantSinh Rajput was approached for the character of Maadhav. As SSR went for Raabta, Arjun Kapoor – on screen Chetan Bhagat replaced SSR in movie for the character in Half Girlfriend.

         Maadhav a Bihaari boy comes to Delhi for education with good sport talent, Riya a rich Delhi girl met Maadhav and they join hands for Basketball match every day and that’s where Maadhav falls in love with Riya. Story continues and stuck when Riya calls her as Maadhav’s half girlfriend, now what will Maadhav do, will Riya love him back are the moments to watch out.

          Talking about the movie, director Mohit Suri found story suitable and didn’t make much changes in the story what writer has written in Novel, Shraddha as Riya Somani is the most powerful character of the story on which whole screenplay rotates. Arjun Kapoor as Maadhav had given good hard work to the character but fails somewhere and looks poor overacted character in some scenes. Especially his poor English and Bihari accent make his work look like an act, one cannot portrait any character always nodding just head and smiling unnecessarily. Shraddha as Riya is perfectly chosen character and no one could replace her in the movie, also her acting and singing is the heart for the movie and the one will witness best moments when Shraddha on screen. She is cute, she is sexy, she is sweet, she is beautiful and she is the heart of movie.

          Talking about the making, first dressing of the movie is well presented and shorts of Shraddha is well selected, dressing of Maadhav is also well presented and make him look like Bihaari Villager boy. Hair style department is the one which fails to impress, Shraddha’s hair styles was poorly designed when she plays basketball and also there is no change in the look of Arjun Kapoor. Movie lifts up when one witnesses wonderful supporting cast in reference of Maadhav’s friend, his mom, his mates in NYC, all supporting cast did wonderful job and all were eye-catching on screen.

          Talking about direction, Mohit Suri did all hard work to present the whole story on screen and quite successful in that, he fails in some scenes specially covering Arjun Kapoor and St. Steven’s in first half. Screenplay of the movie is poorly written somewhere and one didn’t found any logic when Shraddha starts walking in rain, she dreams about getting on India gate every now and then and Maadhav’s English remains poor till the end. It is hard to believe when just first basketball meeting leads them to proposal of game and a movie, some gestures in first half is poorly placed and Kiss between Maadhav and Riya misplaced in screen and hard to believe for viewer. Screenplay of the movie is the most disappointing work for me. Dialogues are also not up to that level and not memorable, some good written work also flushed out in poor screenplay. Cinematography in first half is average somewhere and it seems camera moves too fast, but it solved in second half and well presented in rest of the film. Editing of the movie is also average and some scenes in first half are cut out which is there in the novel.

          Talking about music, the best departmental work of the film, and it has to be when Mohit Suri is directing, it must be a musical chartbuster film. All songs in the film are well composed, well singed, well written and well presented in the movie, it is right if we say music saves the whole movie. Main Phir Bhi Tumko Chahunga, Baarish & Stay a little longer are soulful to hear and eye-catching to watch. Background music of the film is also well composed and well used the composition of good songs. Music wins it all the way for the film. Choreography is average but good songs cover it all for film.

          Ultimately it seems the producers bought novel from writer and presented on screen without making much change, without wasting much time and without wasting much money. As it is a love story, it is good to watch but fails to impress what we expected and what Karan Johar makes like larger than life love story. Makers used half word too much in the movie and movie impresses half only and also giving half rating to the movie – Half Girlfriend.

Rating: 2.5/5

Yes, I am 21.

Dear life,

          At the age of 21, I am normal human being with two legs, two hands and one mind living a normal life.

          At the age of 21, every day I wake up and thinks, I will make someone happy today.

          At the age of 21, I bought one guitar for me but still don’t know how to play it.

          At the age of 21, being a Kshtriya, following my Dharma is everything for me.

          At the age of 21, I started setting my goals of life.

Dear life,

          At the age of 21, I started having beard and moustache, though clean shaved face suits me more.

          At the age of 21, I get attracted of every second girl I met and I end up having good friendship.

          At the age of 21, I am still single.

          At the age of 21, I have only fear of old age.

          At the age of 21, I am trying to be as honest as I can while writing this.

Dear life,

            At the age of 21, still I don’t know how to fly.

          At the age of 21, I am an Engineer now but I think being a doctor is best career option to choose.

            At the age of 21, I am having job but not fully satisfied with it.

          At the age of 21, currently I am writing my fourth novel which is story based on Gujarat and one Gujarati director already rejected it.

            At the age of 21, I feel I should start doing meditation now.

Dear life,

          At the age of 21, I often cry once in a month and tears still taste salty.

          At the age of 21, sometimes I regret for my misbehaviour when I am in anger.

          At the age of 21, I feel I have less friends.

          At the age of 21, one policeman slapped me and I was innocent then.

         At the age of 21, I bore people around me telling them different life lessons and theories.

Dear life,

          At the age of 21, to meet SRK is still my first aim.

          At the age of 21, I like Twitter more than Facebook.

          At the age of 21, I feel hormonal changes are taking place in my body.

           At the age of 21, I feel more creative during midnight of twelve to three.

          At the age of 21, Traveling is happiness for me and cooking is good habit.

Dear life,

          At the age of 21, I am following the same name of mine my parents had given me 21 years ago.

          At the age of 21, I feel mature enough and became too protective and caring for the people around me.

          At the age of 21. Tom & Jerry is my favorite cartoon show.

         At the age of 21, A R Rahman’s music spreads peace and love in me and makes me feel that I am a very good singer.

          At the age of 21, Yes, I am 21 years old now.