Wednesday, December 2, 2015

কামেরার বাহাদুরি

"আমিতা বচন কইয়া এগ্গু আছে যে এক বস-কিঙ্গে চাইর জনরে উরাই লায়" - সহপাঠি মামুদুলের কাছ থেকে আমার সিনেমা বিষয়ক জ্ঞানের মনিমুক্তর প্রথমদিকের একটি| বাজারের রাজধানী ক্লাবের ভিডিও শো-র কল্যানে 'আন্ধা কানুন' দেখে, "আমিতা বচন" এর সাথে বেশ কয়েক বছর পর পরিচয়| তার আগে মামুদুলের বাড়িতে অবশ্য, ওর বড় ভাইয়ের ঘরে, অনেক সিনেমার পোস্টার দেখেছি| নায়ক নায়িকার জড়াজড়ি করে গানের দৃশ্যের একটি পোস্টার ছিল| নায়িকাকে জড়িয়ে ধরলেও, বন্ধু বলল এই সব নাকি কামেরার বাহাদুরি|
"ইলা আনজা করিয়া বডি ছইলে, ফাঁসির আদেশ ওই যায়" | বলাবাহুল্য এই "বডি ছইলে ফাঁসি ওই যাওয়া" শুধু নায়ক নায়িকাই নয় - নায়ক ভিলেনের 'ফাইট' -এর ক্ষেত্রেও প্রযোজ্য| যতই কামেরার বাহাদুরিতে হাত ধরাধরি বা মারামারি থাকুক, কিন্তু আসলে একজন আরেকজনকে ছুলেই কিন্তু ফাঁসি| বুঝলাম সিনেমায় অভিনয় করা যথেষ্ট ঝুকিপূর্ণ কাজ| 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Such hypocrisy is characteristic of Indian society

একটি বিজ্ঞাপনে বিপাশা বসু সঙ্গীকে জিগ্গেস করছেন 'আমি মোটা হয়ে গেলেও আমাকে ভালবাসবে?' অর্থাৎ সম্পর্ক ঠিক করছে মহিলাদের দেহসৌন্দর্যই |

আমাদের সিনেমাতে যেভাবে মহিলাদের দেখানো হয় তা কম মর্যাদাহানিকর নয় |  

শুধুই সিনেমা বা টেলিভিশন নয় জীবনের প্রত্যেক ক্ষেত্রে মহিলাদের পণ্যসম মনে করব আর ফেসবুকে "ধর্ষনকারীর ফাঁসি চাই" বলে স্টেটাস দেব - বোধহয় এটাই আমাদের চরিত্র|   

Though I do not support #death penalty - given the heinous nature of the crime, this verdict ( http://goo.gl/nfT1ug ) is not unexpected.  When the judge tells about the gang rape incident as to have “shocked the collective conscience of society" ( http://goo.gl/Y7Q5QU ), it shows the sorry state of our criminal justice system. From the profiles of the youths involved in the case, I doubt, had they have some political connection, the verdict would have been same! Feel bad for the victim and also the mother of a guy who pleads to spare her son. In a TV Commercial, model Bipasa Basu asks her boy friend something like 'Would you love me if I get fatter?'  Women, to be more specific, the female body, is a commodity in every commercial and mainstream cinema and we are the direct or indirect consumers of the same. We will continue to put Facebook status "#Hang the rapists" and in our life, we would continue to treat women as a commodity in every sphere of life!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Fight against corruptions - JANTAR MANTAR is next IN thing?

Anna Hazare's agitation against corruption of the central government has made an impact but on a second thought, the government's actions AFTER A HUNGER STRIKE by an activist sets a dangereous example. There is an earlier precedence of government-action-after-a-hunger-strike set by West Bengal govt following Mamata Banerjee's 'fast unto death', where the government's project had to be scrapped ( and ulimately the TATA Nano factory had to be moved out of the state). However, somehow, the yielding of govt to such pressure, in case of Mamata's agitation, was seen more like a failure of WB govt but not after the Jantar Mantar agitation.
What's next ? Now if an well respected person like Amarta Sen starts a hunger strike demanding 'free kashmir' or 'stop actions against Maoists or 'Gandhis with Guns' ... what should the govt do ?
True, that, most of the Monmohansingh's ministers are inundated neck deep in corruptions but same is the case for almost every state governments, parties - But's Anna's gun seems to be unidirectional and the whole agitation seems to be hijacked by the english speaking elites.

Monday, June 7, 2010

After 26 years of Bhopal gas tragedy......what's next?

Mockery of Judiciary....After causing death to thousands & making lakhs to suffer for life, our judiciary found few people guilty of negligence. It took us more than two decades and I am sure, it will continue for another two decades of 'apeal to higher court', 'stay order', 'reopen', 'reinvestigate'.........before putting the case under the carpet. By this time we can conclude - if you do not belong to a political family or from an elite english-speaking class, your life is worth few thousands (if you are lucky, the figure may go to few lakhs!!) of rupees.

Note that Mr Anderson, the then Chairman of UC, could never be made appear the trial. No wonder,we never dare to make big-bro unhappy.

Our citizens can not overcome the hurdles of Constitution ....why not give a padmashree to the ex-chairman Anderson & his team ? Mr PM can offer this in his next visit to US.

See this link on US double standard ...but I believe, the way Union Carbide case has handled is more of India's leadership failure - contrast to what BP is made to.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

TATA Indicom sucks!!! Do they have customer in their line of sight?

Sometimes mid march, my Indicom connection was failing despite I had no outstanding dues. I thought, it was because of my modem settings etc. I tried all possible tricks that Windows allows but did not succeed. Finally, I called Tata Indicom help desk and found that my connection was disabled by them....they discovered that there is not enough documents that establishes my identity. I was puzzled as what else document besides photo copy of PAN, Passport and rent agreement, I could have missed to submit ( I was using this connection from last several months ). The Indicom help desk guys ( girl, to be precise ) are only trained to tell - "I am sorry sir, I can not help you" and "Sir, do you have any other issues that I can help" in a perpetual sequence. Frustrated, I resubmitted all documents and thought waiting for 2 days before attempting net from home. After, 3 days, when I checked the line, I found that the line is still disabled. When I called the help desk, they informed that there was a power cut in their office, so they could not give any status to my complaint !!! After two weeks,when I called the help desk, they informed that the line has been enabled....but ordeal is not to finish here. Any attempt to connect internet was responded with - "the remote server did not respond"!!

Decided, I won't talk to the help desk, instead I checked the internet (from office) logged a complaint with more f***words in the content than the actual issue itself. The TATA Indicom seems to understand f***words very well !!! .....the line was enabled finally with an executive calling me to get a confirmation. It took 25 days - what a great customer service!!!!
The tata indicom customer support executives (thats what they like to be called)are the worst ....very poorly trained...have no idea of what the cusomers could face....they are worst that I came accross.

Anyway, I m going to change my service provider soon... may be I will go for a BSNL broadband.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Institute(s) of higer learning....


What purpose our institutes of higher learning serve? I am skeptical about contributions of IITs and IIMs in nation building (compared to fundings they get). These institutes produce highly paid executives, mostly– yet our govt is spending huge amount of money for them while there should have been more investments on the primary education. Well , is it without any reasons? No.
• Opening an IIT /IIM/ University in a state is considered to be an achievement for the people’s representative who can cite that for seeking votes in the next election. This will create job opportunities for few hundred peoples as well – another reason why “you vote for me”. A primary school may not be that fruitful as long as ‘return’ is concerned.
• Guess what is the picture above? It is a university that WB CM is going to inaugurate in few days from now. Lest I forget, election is nearing!!!
Here is the src of the photo-> http://www.anandabazar.com/archive/1090226/26south1.htm

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Do not ask HOW MUCH MONEY YOU MADE, MINISTERJI

If this is to believed, I am really disappointed, given that we have MMS as PM!! Looks PMO has yielded to the pressures from Amar-Mulayam, Lalu et all. Too bad Mr PM.