Drunk Driving

First of all I would like to mention two happenings of this month:

  1. Banning of sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways by the honourable Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 1st April 2017.
  2. Release of a video song on youtube by the name Mera Highway Star Video Song | Tulsi Kumar & Khushali Kumar | Raftaar. This video was published on 8th April 2017.

Now you must be thinking that how these two events are related. Those who have listened to this song might have guessed by now what I intend to say through this blog. I am quoting a stanza from the lyrics of this song,

“Thodi boht liquor chadha ke
Unchi unchi speaker baja ke
Mera highway star
Mera highway star”

Yes these lines are openly promoting drunk driving on highways. Now what I intend to say is that if the Supreme Court really wants to check drunk driving, it should put a check on these types of songs which are gaining mainstream acceptance in the popular culture. You are banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways and at the same time these types of songs are openly promoting drunk driving. In my opinion the best way to curb this menace of drunk driving is spreading awareness among the public and strict patrolling by the police. Putting blanket bans will hardly help solve the problem because those who intend to drink and drive will find some ways. Drunkards won’t mind taking a detour of a kilometre or two for their share of liquor. The problem is that drunk driving is being promoted as a thrilling adventure in the popular culture. This needs to stop now. Banning these types of songs might help more rather than banning sale of liquor which has evidently led to losses of businesses and jobs for the common man and loss of revenue for the government.

P.S.- I am not attaching the link to the aforesaid video in this blog as I don’t intend to promote the song.

 

The transformed TIGER

What did you get from the title, are you thinking of the animal tiger or you have paid attention to the timing of the blog. Sorry if you thought of this as a blog on tiger – the animal, you are wrong. Others who have paid attention to the timing of the blog might have guessed, at least by now you must have. Yes you got it right, I am indeed talking about the bollywood actor Tiger Shroff. Yesterday the official trailer of Baaghi was released. If you haven’t  watched it yet, you can visit the following link:

Apart from the regular love story which most of the Bollywood films have, it has got that Chinese touch of marshal art training. But the thing which will grab your immediate attention is that this time our tiger has grown some whiskers also. Yes Mr. Tiger Shroff has taken all those memes about his lack of facial hair sincerely and has tried to transform his look. I would appreciate Mr. Tiger Shroff for this as it shows that he takes the opinions of the viewers seriously. This is indeed a good thing. Way to go Mr. Shroff. Keep bettering yourself.

This is from a fan…..not really, but I have watched Heropanti.

RAIN

RAIN

Clouds are falling from heaven

To lessen our pain

To wet the dry croplands

And the endless sands

 

Granting our prayer

O! The Almighty Dear

Rain befalls us

And the merry octopus

 

Joy spreads all around

Greenery covers the earth round

Birds sing at a higher pitch

While kids dance in a ditch

 

But the lightning thunders

Proves to be the murderers

It’s a symbol of nature’s power

Showing man that he is lower

 

 

And the fatal flood

Takes lives without blood

Drowning man and lands

Except the endless sands

 

Rain when in excess

Creates a mess

And when is scarce

Conditions get really worse