Monday, August 29, 2016

Getting Started With NEET

Competitive exams were a hassle not so long ago. I remember how a friend of mine used to travel from one state to the other, almost every week, to apply for the medical entrance exams of the respective states. He used to tell me, “I wish there was a centralized examination for admission in medical colleges all over India. We wouldn't have to spend our money, time and energy in traveling to different cities, and instead focus more on studies.” He did become a doctor by qualifying through one of the state examinations, but the entire process of getting admitted into a college did have its shares of potholes.

However, times have changed, and with the introduction of NEET (National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test), admission into Medical and Dental courses have become smoother. Now, a student can invest a larger share of his time on studying and preparing for the exam. He wouldn't have to experience the fatigue that creeps within when one has to appear in entrance exams in different parts of the country. Moreover, this centralized process of admission will grant a greater transparency and visibility into the entire process.

We have often heard reports of corruption in admission procedures. NEET aspires to remove them, which is a welcome move in our education system. We not only need doctors, but we require quality ones, and a uniform admission system does raise our hopes. The NEET Syllabus follows the CBSE curriculum.

More details about this selection procedure can be fetched from the CBSE NEET Website. As usual, every change comes with its own share of resistance. NEET aims to make life easier for all medical aspirants, reduce their inconvenience, and give them more time to  study and become the country’s torch bearers in medical and dental fields in the near future. This is a welcome change, something that we should all learn to embrace.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Entertainment At Your Fingertips With Online Bingo

As a bingo lover, doesn't it feel impressive to be able to access all your favorite games of bingo anywhere, anytime; with one click of a button? Gone are the days when playing bingo meant driving down to a bingo hall. All you need now, is a smart phone or tablet with Internet access. That’s right. No more carrying your laptops too!

Mobile bingo is the latest trend! You can pre-buy your tickets to the game you have selected and do pretty much everything you could do on your laptop. You can even play all of the slot games, casino games such as roulette, blackjack, poker, etc and even chat with your online bingo buddies. This feature however isn’t available on all mobile versions.

The contributing factor to online bingo’s tremendous success is the convenience that it has brought to the lives of bingo enthusiasts. The software that online bingo sites use is highly sophisticated and that is how players are given an abundant number of choices when it comes to selection of games and the user interface is extremely easy to use as well. Players can navigate through the website peacefully.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016


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beneath the stories
that I have penned
a few ghosts rested
asleep, unearthed

the closet was locked
I had thrown away the key
then came the knock
I was no longer me

why bury what haunts
the memories of the past
the skeletons screamed aloud
the cupboard wouldn't last

whispers were heard
and echoes in the room
the light was turned off
and then, a sudden 'boom'

I woke up with a sweat
no, this wasn't a dream
a connection was made
with a world beyond my realm

I could feel her touch
my body shuddered, froze
the icy glare, the sharp nails
I shut my eyes close

the moon peeped scared
the silhouette now in sight
"What is your name?" asked she
I screamed with all my might

 This Poem is shared with Prompt Nights - Ghost Stories.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Zee Classic Premieres 'Gandhi'

A gift for all Cinema lovers, with its proposition of 'WohZamaanaKareDeewana', Zee Classic is India's only Hindi movie channel that endeavors to recreate the magic of iconic classics and new age cinema by showcasing not just the films that shaped Indian cinema but also acquaint viewers with the creative talent who were a part of that timeless era.

In order to mark the occasion of India’s 70th year of independence, Zee Classic premieres one of the most iconic films of all times, Gandhi (1982). Gandhi was produced and directed by Richard Attenborough and written by John Briley. Starring Ben Kingsley, Rohini Hattangadi, Edward Fox, Roshan Seth, amongst others, the story is that of an Indian lawyer who returned from racially segregated South Africa to drive the British out of his home country through successive acts of non-violent protest. The movie portrays how simplicity and the power collectivism can throw over a whole British empire bringing them to their knees.

As Zee Classic gears up to premiere ‘Gandhi', this Saturday, on 13th August at 8 PM in ‘India’s Finest Films’ and on Monday, 15th August at 9:30 AM, they came up with a list of who would be a part of this classic if it was to be re-made in 2016! Interesting!


1982 : Sir Richard Attenborough had the ability and talent to accommodate a person’s entire lifespan in a couple of hours. He did a phenomenal job right from the research to bringing alive the legacy of the father of our nation on big screen.

2016 : Ashutosh Gowarikar, known for his love for historical films and bringing lost eras to life with Lagaan, Jodha Akbar and Swadesh, is undoubtedly our choice to direct this film today.

Mahatma Gandhi

1982 : Ben Kingsley played the role of Mahatma Gandhi in the movie.

: Mr. Perfectionist Aamir Khan is the man for the job. Known for his chameleon skills to adapt to various roles and characters combined with his attention to detail, Aamir Khan should play the role of our beloved Baapu.

Kasturba Gandhi


1982 : Rohini Hattangadi, beautifully portrayed Kasturba Gandhi, wife of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. 

2016 : Kajol, one of India’s most acclaimed actresses can easily pull off the role of Baa.

General Dyer

1982 : Edward Fox is etched in our minds as the dreadful and shrewd General Dyer who was hated by all for his infamous Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

2016 : Tom Alter with his international looks and versatile talent can be General Dyer in ‘Gandhi’.

Jawahar Lal Nehru

1982 : Roshan Seth played the role of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to perfection.

2016 : The Nawab of Bollywood, Saif Ali Khan wins hands down with his charming royal looks.

Sardar Patel

1982 : Saeed Jaffery pulled off the role of The Iron Man of India, Sardar Patel, flawlessly.            

2016 : PareshRawal is known for his diverse character roles and this makes him our choice to play the part.

Mohammad Ali Jinnah



1982 : Alyque Padamsee brought to life an important historic figure, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, popularly known as the father of Pakistan in history

2016 : Irrfan Khan, a global Indian, will surely cut ice in this role.

Lord Mountbatten

1982 : Peter Harlowe played the part with the sternness of a bureaucrat and an attitude on his face.

2016 : The suave, Rajat Kapoor has our vote to play the last viceroy of the British Indian Empire.

Whether it was 1982 or 2016, the story of the man who brought India independence needs to be told and needs to be heard!

Do tune-in to Zee Classic to watch Richard Attenborough directed ‘Gandhi’ this Saturday, 13th August at 8 PM and Monday, 15th August at 9:30 AM, a treat this Independence Day.