All posts by Bhavika Batra

Lockdown- a medical emergency or a sinister conspiracy?

 2020 - a year of uncertainty and anxiety, a year when the world locked, unlocked, and again locked itself. So much has changed and everyone is trying to make peace with the new normal. Masks have become a part of life, hand sanitizer is an added item found in everyone's bags, traveling is more like a nightmare where we need passes or a covid negative test to cross state borders, and social gatherings have become extinct. What makes matters worse is the fact that we meet everyone with

The Political Lobbies and the Bollywood has been Exposed #KanganaRanaut

  Law has been murdered, democracy has been demolished and free speech has been arrested. Today, India saw a new low in the history of the histrionics that our political clowns show from time to time. They killed a star in his house and assumed that the public will forget about it in no time and they also succeeded in manipulating the truth initially. But then came a voice from the woman who has always taken a stand for what is right. Kangana Ranaut, the recipient of the Padma Shri

One month to Sushant Singh Rajput ’s death – a month spent in immense grief, speculations and prayers!

Sushant Singh Rajput - a name that emerged from the Indian TV industry and forayed into Bollywood with a movie called Kai Po Che. We didn’t have many expectations from this movie as it had three new faces and two of them had come from the small screen. And yet, people saw the movie, enjoyed its plot, and specifically appreciated Sushant’s work. At that time, he was just another TV actor who ventured into movies with a surprise hit. But was he just another actor making a big move? His success was

Is Government the only one to be Blamed for Covid-19 Lockdown Failure!

Ignorance is bliss they say. I guess, this is precisely the reason why we ignored all the signs of a pandemic preparing to take an ugly shape. But the fact is that bliss that comes as a result of ignorance is shallow and meaningless and the same is the case with Coronavirus; our ignorance could not and did not save us from this demon.  Today, we have almost 5 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and India just crossed the 100,000 mark, after a frustrating Tom & Jerry chase that started about 100

Covid-19 and our lives looming between Hope and Despair!

How many of you remember hearing the word coronavirus or pandemic for the first time? I first heard it in February and didn’t bat an eye. I went to the cafes, met with friends, visited relatives, and went for long drives too, just as always did. I quit my job, moved to another city, and was planning to migrate to another country. Life just continued how it always was until we actually started taking the pandemic seriously. I don’t think any of us were being ignorant, we were just not ready to

Is the Coronavirus Lockdown Encouraging a Spike in Domestic Violence Numbers?

Who had imagined living life under a lockdown only months ago? India has spent 44 days in their homes. Everything that we knew about life has changed except the condition or the status of women in our society. Regardless of where you come from, women are still not seen as an equal part of our very profoundly educated society. And the coronavirus has only made the situation worse. While a lockdown due to coronavirus across the globe was being announced, organizations like the WHO was trying to

Let’s Understand CAB and the Promise that it Holds!

India - a country of diversity blended with a rich cultural heritage and historical pride. Now, add the world-known perennial intolerance to change and an overly explicit stance when it comes to expressing non-compliance and you get the India of today. The latest example of our over-reaction to things is the protest against CAB – Citizenship Amendment Bill. The ruling Indian Government has been making headlines since they have come in power. Be it demonetisation, triple talaaq, scrapping of

Is Citizenship Amendment Bill The New Excuse for Haters to Spread Hatred!

Is the Citizenship Amendment Bill really what it is being portrayed to be? The capital is burning. The students are protesting against the new bill passed by the Government and it is spreading like a wildfire to the other parts of India. The politicians in the ruling party know why they are doing what they are doing. And, as expected, the people in the opposition are fuelling the fire that has engulfed our nation.  Well, it is an absurdity to expect humanity from our politicians, regardless of

Unnao Case Victim Dies & the Govt is Busy Covering Its Failure!

There are certain attributes that one must demonstrate in order to be a top-notch criminal in India. You need to have zero conscience, a questionable character, no regard for morals, a despicable upbringing and connections with political parties. As long as you have these ingredients, you will give media the best masala story. We are witnessing the same in the infamous Unnao Case. In order to befool the innocent public, there are certain attributes the government must also showcase. Such as,

Hyderabad Encounter Illustrates What New India is Seeking!

Singham comes from the reel to the real. The slumbering arm of the nation responsible for maintaining law and order in the society woke-up last night when Hyderabad police killed the four accused in Dr. Priyanka Ready's case in an encounter. They set an example which we would love to see resonated wherever a woman’s modesty is encroached, wherever a girl is seen or touched inappropriately, wherever a family loses their daughter because some seemingly humans decided to act like animals. What a

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