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Eklavya (Sanskrit: एकलव्य, éklavya) is a character from the Hindu epic, the Mahābhārata. He is a young prince of the Nishadha, a confederation of jungle tribes in Ancient India. Eklavya aspired to study archery in the gurukul of Guru Dronacharya, the greatest known teacher in the use of weaponry and martial knowledge at the time. He was son of Vyatraj Hiranyadhanus, a talented soldier in the army of King of Magadha. Magadha was ruled by Jarasandha, who was at odds with the Kingdom of Hastinapura.
Eklavya sincerely sought the mentorship of Drona in weaponry and martial art. Drona discouraged him, and ultimately rejected the boy due to his caste. Out of respect for Drona, Eklavya began a program of self-study, using a clay image of Drona for inspiration. Eventually, Eklavya achieved a level of skill superior to that of Arjun, who was Drona's favorite and most accomplished student, and part of the royal Pandava family. The Pandavas come across the boy in the forest one day, and Eklavya told them of his self study under the idol of Drona. In a cruel move, the guru demanded that Eklavya cut off his right thumb in obeisance to his guru, a request that could not be refused by a student in a gurukul. Eklavya agreed to the demand without hesitation, severing his right thumb and presenting it to Drona.
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Monday, November 11, 2013
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Anurag Kashyap recently released a short film ‘That Day After Everyday’ on eve teasing and molestation. Three women, each succumbing to societal pressures of being a woman at first, finally put their foot down and fight back against ‘the men on that street’. The director hints strongly towards the male psyche in India and how wrongly it is expected of women to back off when attacked, or rather endure it – how the woman is always at fault.
There is no justification for molestation or harassment, none at all. The film is heart-wrenchingly thought provoking and that is why every man must watch it. It takes only a real man to stand up against an issue this big and be respectful towards women. We applaud Anurag Kashyap for this effort.
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Saturday, November 9, 2013
The Vampire Diaries is a supernatural drama television series developed by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on the book series of the same name written by L. J. Smith. The series premiered on The CW on September 10, 2009.
The series takes place in Mystic Falls, Virginia, a fictional small town haunted by supernatural beings. The series narrative follows the protagonist Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) as she falls in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley) and is drawn into the supernatural world as a result. As the series progresses, Elena finds herself drawn to Stefan's brother Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) resulting in a love triangle. As the narrative develops in the course of the series, the focal point shifts on the mysterious past of the town involving Elena's malevolent doppelganger Katerina Petrova and the family of Original Vampires, all of which have an evil agenda of their own.
The pilot episode attracted the largest audience of any series premiere since the network began in 2006. The first season averaged 3.60 million viewers and following seasons have maintained an audience of over 2 million viewers. Despite such ratings being considered low on other networks, it remains the most-watched series on the network. The series initially received mixed reviews, but critics agreed as the first season progressed that the show improved. Subsequent seasons have premiered to more positive critical reception. The show has received numerous award nominations, winning two People's Choice Award and many Teen Choice Awards.
On February 11, 2013, The CW renewed the series for a fifth season. On April 26, 2013, The CW has officially announced that the spin-off The Originals has been ordered to series, set to premiere in the 2013–14 television season. The fifth season premiered on October 3, 2013.
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Sunday, October 27, 2013
Super Chefs on Indian Television
Sanjeev Kapoor: Sanjeev is a legend in the food world, and one of the first Indian chefs who became popular with the show Khana Khazana on Zee TV that ran for 17 years. After achieving the ultimate height of love and recognition, Sanjeev launched his own food channel called FoodFood in 2011, and now hosts the show Sanjeev Kapoor's kitchen on it. Viewers love him for his recipes, presentation of food, simple and clear teaching techniques and his amazing cutlery collection. All in all, it's complete paisa vasool!
Vicky Ratnani: This spontaneous chef who describes himself as 'devilish', infuses his irresistible charm into his show that makes it a must-watch. With his experiences abroad, Vicky has a wide range of information to share and does an impeccable job as a lively and fun loving host. He hosts two shows on NDTV Good Times - Vicky Goes Veg and Vicky Goes Foreign.
Harpal Singh Sokhi: The popular host of the culinary show Turban Tadka, on the channel FoodFood, is known for his quote ânamak shamak, namak shamak daal dete haiâ". Harpal is much loved for his passion for food, especially traditional Indian cuisine. After mastering the art of Indian food, he bagged the title of the â'Energy chef of India'. He also received the title of the most admired chef on television in 2012 by the Golden Star hospitality awards. Harpal's unique hosting skills and well versed cooking expertise come across well and has helped him become a household name in no time.
Aditya Bal: After a successful eight-year stint in modeling, Aditya changed tracks to nurture his love for food and cooking. Unlike other chefs, Aditya is self taught. This young lad hosts the show Chakh Le India on NDTV Good Times and travels to different pockets of India, exploring unique tastes and flavours.
Ritu Dalmia: A celebrity chef and restaurateur Ritu hosted three seasons of the NDTV Good Times show Italian Khana. Her new show Travelling Diva has been on air since February 2012. Dalmia adds her eccentric charm to the show and makes it a delight for viewers with interesting snippets of information.
Bikramjit Ray: Ray has hosted food shows like Secret Kitchen on CNN IBN that ran for six years. His recent assignment includes the show Fat Man and 13 Brides on NDTV Good Times. Ray has his own unique take on food that makes for an interesting watch.
Kunal Kapoor: Celebrity chef and hotelier Kunal Kapoor rose to fame with Master Chef India hosting its 1, 2 and 3 season on Star Plus. He specialises in Indian cooking and his stern hosting skills spell perfection. This Delhi-born Punjabi is now a world renowned chef and receives great love from his audiences.
Vikas Khanna: This New-York based chef wears many hats. Raised in Amritsar this writer, film maker, humanitarian, restaurateur and host of the famous TV show Master Chef India has trained under renowned chefs. He became a household name with his appearance on national television. His striking good looks, exuberant craft and fun loving demeanour makes him an admired host and dost. No wonder the man has been named as one of the sexiest men alive by People magazine in 2011.
Amrita Raichand: A former model and TV actress Amrita hosts the show Mummy Ka Magic on FoodFood. She gives recipes and tips to mums to feed their fussy little ones. The show has also been awarded as the â'Best Cookery Show' at the Indian Telly Awards 2012, because it provides nutritious and healthy recipes that are loved by audiences. With her million dollar smile, great looks and crisp hosting skills Amrita has won many a mom's praises.
Seema Chandra: Chandra has been anchoring a popular cookery show on NDTV called Good Food. As the food editor of NDTV lifestyle, she plays an active role in conceptualising all the food shows on NDTV Good times. Seema also hosts Guilt free - a show on NDTV Good times that dishes out healthy and guilt-free delicacies.
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