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Magic of Meghalaya artisans


Bridging the distance

Tradition Happiness and Prosperity Cover Story

Tribal ethnicity

Report card of Three years

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Indian Diaspora Jamdani Basu Chakma


Cover Story

CONTENTS 14 - 25 Meghalaya

Three years of Modi Government


Story for Kids Krishna and Muchkunda


Healthy Living Natural living is healthy living


Indian Food Beetroot Poriyal Stir-Fry, Beetroot Thoran Recipe


Nri profile Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


Desi News Big blow to Pakistan from ICJ

32- 35

Healthy Living

24 - 27 Three years of Modi Government


In Business


State Bank of India to have a planned share sale

In Business

52-53 In Focus Culprit as shield - Indians appreciate Major Gogoi

54-67 58- 59 Indian Yoga

Freedom Fighter Vasudev Balwant Phadke


Indian Yoga Makarasana or The Crocodile Pose

66-67 Romance

60-63 LifeStyle

Sedentary lifestyle cause of modern diseases


Relationship Relationship between friends are very important


Romance Romance with an elder woman


Travelogue Lucknow

74-75 Indian History Buddha period



76-79 Technology

SAARC satellite launched


Automobiles Hyundai Kona Compact SUV

82-83 Indian vasthu Children room


Indian Spiritual Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 Version 14

74-75 Buddha period


Hyundai Kona Compact SUV



Indian Events Dhola–Sadiya Bridge, longest in India

Indian Events

88-93 Fashion Lakmé Fashion Week

94- 101 Special Movie

94-101 Special Movie Tubelight Raabta Spyder

102-109 Movie Review

110-111 Hollywood Tea News

Sachin Hindi medium Keshava

110-111 Hollywood Tea News Don Rickles Harry Styles Riverdale

114-115 Star Gazing


CBI court to frame charges in Babri Masjid demolition L K Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti, Sadhvi Rithambara, Vishnu Hari Dalmai, Vinay Katiyar, Ram Vilas Vedanti, Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Dharamdas, Champat Rai Bansal, Baikunth Lal Sharma and Shiv Sena leader Satish Pradhan will be present in the Lucknow court when the criminal conspiracy charges are framed under IPC section 120(b) in the Babri Masjid demolition case for Ayodhya Ram Mandir.

Prime Minister's Mann Ki Baat Constructive criticism good, polls on govt are welcome said PM Narendra Modi in his monthly Mann Ki Baat. Prime Minister Modi congratulated those “who took out time for an in-depth analysis of our work”. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he welcomed the “critical feedback” and in-depth analysis of its work, “tested on every touchstone” and said constructive criticism strengthens a democracy.

Modi gifts longest bridge Dhola-Sadiya Bridge will be the longest bridge in India over River. It is in Assam over Lohit River in length of 9.15 kilometres (5.69 mi). Bringing Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer, the country’s longest river bridge - the Dhola-Sadiya - constructed over the mighty Brahmaputra, is inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai on NH-37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 KM, cutting down on travel time from the current six hours to just one hour.

Centre bans cow slaughter across India The central government has banned the sale of cattle for slaughter and has allowed it’s trade only between farm land owners across India in a new regulation for animal trade. “Take an undertaking that the animals are bought for agriculture purposes and not for slaughter,” says the special section for cattle in the rule notified under Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act of 1960. The proviso says that the cattle bought cannot be resold within six months impinging the business of cow traders. Cattle can be sold only to a person having documents to prove that he is an “agriculturist”, the rule says, adding “young” and “unfit animals” cannot be sold.


GST rates announced The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council has finalised four tax rates of 5, 12, 18 and 28 percent. Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia has said that, the council has decided a 1 percent Tax Collected at Source (TCS) rate for e-commerce players such as Flipkart, Snapdeal, even though the law provides for a levy for 2 per cent tax rate. “The rates are in line with those finalised for goods. With this, rates of all items except a handful including gold, have been decided ahead of the roll out of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime from July 1.”

Jadhav familly welcomes ICJ verdict “The Ministry of External Affairs ( MEA) and its minister, Sushma Swaraj, are in touch with us and keep us apprised of the developments.The verdict has come as a major relief and we are hopeful that Jadhav will get a fair trial. The provisional order is a step in the right direction,” a family member of Kulbhushan Jadhav said. “Since his arrest in March last year, the family has not been able to speak to Jadhav. We are praying there is a favourable response,” added the source.




Meghalaya Handloom the real magic of artisans 14

Ri –Bhoi district in Meghalaya is where Eri-culture and Handloom weaving is still practiced by the poorer section of the women. In the district there are about 550 villages, out of which about 180 villages have the potentiality in this activity .Ericulture and Handloom Weaving is a traditional craft in the area which remains as a part and parcel of the Culture and Heritage of the Scheduled tribe and economically poorer section of the society since time immemorial. The District has about 2200 households engaged in Handloom weaving. 80% of the weavers are women belonging to the Khasi Tribe and the rest 20% belongs to other sub tribes like Karbis,Lalungs, etc. Ri - Bhoi district of Meghalaya is very famous for the production of WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

fine variety of Eri Silk. The Silk yarn is spun at the cottage level is done from Cocoons that were reared locally. The yarn is not only spun and disposed to the buyers, but also used for weaving of traditional fabrics on their traditional floor loom. The people in this area are known for the dyeing technique, in which indigenous vegetable dyes




The whole process has a very significant and unique system of activities where right from yarn production up to weaving of finished fabric.


are used. The whole process has a very significant and unique system of activities where right from yarn production up to weaving of finished fabric. It is found that not even a single item required throughout the whole process is imported from outside the district. The design of the fabric is mostly in checks and stripes using a combination of vegetables dyed colours, to get a wide range of designs. Traditional motifs signifying the different clans and sub tribes are used by weavers of various clans. Geometrical patterns, Floral and Animals motifs which are prevalent in the area and which form part of the culture are often used. The handloom artisans in the district belongs to the poorer section of the community. Therefore, frequent change of the product, designs, colour pattern and other new innovations in the market has put pressure to the handloom weaver who has to bear the cost of the trail production before the same product is introduced in the market.

The main problems faced by the weavers are: Incapability to take bulge order - which means larger investment which is impossible for the poor weaver. Frequent change of product version in design and pattern-means increase in making cost. Inability to face new uncertainties. Inability to maintain the quality standards like Fabric structure, specificity, designs, colour ,etc, - due to the entire production process being manual and labour intensive and usually done in small and disperse set up. Most of the weavers are part-time weavers, because of lack of proper work place during monsoon. The district receives rain almost six month in a year i.e. from April to September.




Ethnic Tribals of

West Bengal 18

The Chakmas are known as the Daingnet people and are an ethnic group concentrated in the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and West Bengal of India and in Chittagong area of Bangladesh. The name Chakma derives from Sanskrit word Sakthiman or beholder of powerWithin the Chittagong Hill Tracts, the Chakmas are the largest ethnic group and make up half of the region’s population. The Chakmas are divided into 46 clans or Gozas. They have their own language, customs and culture, and profess Theravada Buddhism. The community is headed by the Chakma Raja. The vast majority of the Chakma are followers of Theravada Buddhism, a religion that they have been practising for centuries. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

However, this form of Buddhism has aspects of Hinduism. Almost every Chakma village has a Buddhist temple (kaang). Buddhist priests or monks are called Bhikhus. They preside at religious festivals and ceremonies. The villagers support their monks with food, gifts and offerings to Buddha. The Chakmas also worship Hindu





The Chakmas are a people with their own culture, folklore, literature and traditions. The Chakma women wear an ankle length cloth around the waist which is also called Phinon and also a Haadi wrapped above the waist as well as silver ornaments. deities. Lakshmi is worshipped as the Goddess of the Harvest. Chakmas offer the sacrifice of goats, chickens or ducks to calm the spirits that are believed to bring fevers and disease. Even though animal sacrifice is totally against Buddhist beliefs, the Chakma Buddhist priests ignore the practice. The most important festivals celebrated by the Chakmas are Bizu, Alpaloni, Buddha Purnima and Kathin Civar Dan. The Chakmas are a people with their own culture, folklore, literature and traditions. The Chakma women wear an ankle length cloth around

the waist which is also called Phinon and also a Haadi wrapped above the waist as well as silver ornaments. The Phinon and the Haadi are colourfully hand weaved with various designs. Chakma women are excellent weavers and creative designers, who weave their own traditional dresses, using the Chakma traditional handloom called BEIN. The equipments that make up the chakma traditional handlooms is collectively known as Sozpodor.The design is first embroidered on a piece of cloth known as Alaam.

Bamboo shoot is a traditional food of the Chakma people. They call it “Bajchuri�. They employ various traditional methods of cooking including Goran (cooked slowly in a bamboo internodal tube on embers), Pebang (cooked on leaves on red embers), Pujchya (roasted) and Gudiye (cooked and ground in a bamboo internodal tube), Horbo (raw vegetables mixed in chilli paste). And integral part of the Chakma cuisine is the Cidol, a pungent smelling paste prepared from fish and shrimps. Cidol is added to almost all vegetable dishes.






Bengali Kayastha Basu (variants: Bosu, Boshu, Bose) is a common Indian surname found among Bengali Hindus. The frequently observed variant is the anglicized form “Bose.”


Basus belong to Kayastha caste in Bengal. The Bengali Kayasthas evolved as a caste from a category of officials or scribes, between the 5th/6th century AD and 11th/12th century AD, its component elements being mostly Brahmins and according to Wink, putative Kshatriyas. Basus are considered as Kulin Kayasthas, along with Ghoshes and Mitras. Indian (Bengal) and Bangladeshi Hindu (Kayasth) Basu derive from Bengali bosu (from Sanskrit vasu, which has many meanings including ‘wealth’, ‘gem’, ‘radiance’). It is an epithet of Shiva and of several other gods.

Kayastha is a caste or community of Hindus originating in India. Kayasthas are considered to be members of the scribe caste and have traditionally acted as keepers of public records and accounts, writers and administrators of the state. Kayasthas have historically occupied the highest government offices, serving as ministers and advisors during early medieval Indian kingdoms and the Mughal Empire and holding important administrative positions during the British Raj.

weavers (Tanti). Mitra were Carpenter (Chhutor). Ghosh were Milkmen (Goyala). By origin Kayasthas are heterogeneous but trying to form homogeneity. According to legend, five Kayasthas migrated to Bengal around 1050 AD 1. Purushottama Datta (Dutta) 2. Makaranda Ghosh 3. Dasartha Basu (Bose) 4. Kali Dasa Mitra 5. Virata (Dasaratha) Guha. The Boses claim that they all descended from Dasartha Basu (Bose) and within the Kayastha community they belong to the highest kulin sub class along with Ghosh and Mitra.

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3 years


Modi Government On May 26, 2014, Narendra Damodhar Das Modi took oath as the Prime Minister of India after the BJP-led NDA secured an absolute majority unseen in the last 30 years - in the parliamentary polls. Narendra Modi swung the BJP’s electoral fortune in the general elections with the slogan of bringing Achche Din, symbolising economic prosperity accompanied with enough number of jobs for the teeming millions. Prime Minister has been successful in ensuring political stability and providing decisive leadership with bold decisions, which were both acclaimed as well as bitterly criticised over the last three years. Denying the opposition any place to criticise his government, Prime Minister Modi came with a report card which has the failures of his government also. A true and honest step to present his government. Here is a look at the key themes of the NDA’s three years in power.

Connectivity Positive 1. New integrated transportation initiative for roads, railways, waterways and civil aviation. 2. Sagarmala and Bharatmala programmes for the construction of new ports and expressways. 3. UDAN (Ude Desh ka Aam Naagrik) regional connectivity scheme with fares starting at about Rs2,500.



Negative 1. Increasing number of railway accidents. 2. 23km per day of highway construction achieved vis-avis a target of 41km. 3. Air India’s finances are still precarious. The national carrier is still grappling with legacy issues. Terror, Defence And Foreign Policy

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1. Carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, resumed cordon and search operations in more than 20 villages in Shopian. 2. Combing operations launched against Maoists in Chhattisgarh. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “neighbourhood diplomacy” falling in place as relations with Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka look up.

Negative 1. No strategy to pre-empt rebel attacks on security personnel in districts where Maoists are active. 2. Ties with Pakistan and WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

China are icy despite Prime Minister Modi making trips to both countries (a December 2015 stopover in the former). 3. Relations with Russia— India’s once time-tested friend—too seem to be in the doldrums.

Farmers Positive 1. New crop insurance scheme and higher funding for irrigation to counter weather risks. 2. Set an ambitious goal to double farm incomes in real terms by 2022, moving away from the historical focus on increasing production. 3. Initiated a range of marketing reforms to create a “one nation, one market” in agriculture.

Negative 1. Decline in wholesale prices of vegetables and pulses has dented farm incomes. 2. A loan waiver in Uttar Pradesh led to a moral hazard problem and delay in repayment of loans in other states. 3. Acute drought in southern states led to a spike in farm suicides.

Green Economy And Energy Positive 1. Push for electric vehicles. 2. Rs42,000 crore unlocked for afforestation with Parliament passing The Compensatory Afforestation Fund Bill, 2016. 3. Clean and renewable energy generation gets a boost.

Negative 1. Neglect of the forest and wildlife sectors. Decisions pending on a national forest

policy, definition of forests, inviolate forest areas and a national wildlife action plan. 2. Activists allege that the government is favouring industries and indiscriminately giving green clearances, ignoring the toll taken on the environment. 3. Ganga clean-up is yet to gather momentum.

Fiscal Situation Positive 1. Got states on board to introduce the goods and services tax (GST), the biggest tax reform since independence.

2. Crackdown on black money leads to a surge in 2016-17 tax receipts, number of return filers. 3. Merger of railway budget with Union budget and shifting budget presentation date to 1 February from 28 February.

Negative 1. Demonetisation drive led to short-term cash crunch, hit small and medium enterprises. 2. Pending cases of retrospective taxation on past transactions still unresolved.

3. Inability to bring back black money stashed away abroad by citizens.

Politics Positive 1. Getting unanimity on the economic reforms agenda with high parliamentary productivity. 2. Series of electoral gains puts the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on the political forefront. 3. Expanding voter base of the BJP to Dalits and other backward classes, focus on expansion in the North-East.






1. Failure to get consensus on reform policies like a proposed land bill.

1. Graded autonomy to promote quality in education.

2. Allegations of toppling elected state governments. 3. Problems within the NDA: the Peoples Democratic Party (Jammu and Kashmir), Shiv Sena (Maharashtra) and Telugu Desam Party (Andhra Pradesh) are annoyed with the BJP leadership. Empowerment—Social Safety, Education, Jobs, Gender


2. Slew of social security measures to benefit the working class. 3. Six months of paid maternity leave for working women.

Negative 1. The Women’s Reservation Bill is still pending. 2. New Education Policy still to be formulated.

3. Job creation yet to pick up pace.

Mindset Change Positive 1. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan launched to eliminate open defecation and promote cleanliness. 2. Soviet-style five-year plans come to an end; 15-year vision, three-year action plan come into play. 3. Cashless economy.


Denying the opposition any place to criticise his government, Prime Minister Modi came with a report card which has the failures of his government also.

Negative 1. Hyper-nationalism as seen through the lens of social media trolling and rise of vigilante groups with little regard for human life. 2. Rise of vigilante groups with political agendas who attack minorities. 3. In spite of stricter laws, greater awareness and even campaigns, violence against women continues unabated.

Digital And Communications




1. Improving e-infrastructure, e-participation and government e-services for addressing transparency.

1. Doing away with the red beacon—a symbol of socalled VIP culture—from all government vehicles.

2. Unified Payments Interface (UPI)—a payment system that allows mobileenabled money transfers between bank accounts. Promotion of the Bharat Interface for Money (BHIM) for a less-cash economy.

2. Extending support to ending the practice of triple talaq.

3. Leveraging Aadhaar for improving service delivery to citizens.


Negative 1. Call drops continue despite mobile phone services providers promising improvement. 2. Drop in digital payment transactions with the easing of a cash crunch that followed the demonetisation of high-value banknotes in November. 3. Leakage of Aadhaar data.


3. Introducing the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (save the girl child, educate the girl child) scheme.

1. Rise of vigilante groups called Gau Rakshaks, who target people suspected of harming cows or consuming beef. 2. Launch of the anti-Romeo squads in Uttar Pradesh, ostensibly to protect women from harassment, but seen widely as moral policing. 3. Ghar Wapsi (homecoming), aimed at promoting the conversion of non-Hindus to Hinduism, and campaign against Love Jihad, allegedly practised by Muslim men to win over Hindu women. JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM



Krishna and



Muchkunda was born to the same Ikshvaku dynasty as king Rama. He was so powerful that even Indra would seek his help. Once, unable to bear the onslaught of the demons, the gods came to him for protection. He became their commandant and helped them to win the battle, but in the process he lost his family. Pleased at his service, the gods allowed him to ask for any boon.

Muchukunda who had not slept for several ages due to the prolonged fight, asked for a peaceful sleep. The gods granted his wish and he slept for many yugas, till the Dwapara yuga when Krishna arrived. One day, while living in Mathura, Krishna was attacked by the demon Kalayavana. He wanted to get rid of the demon and ran to Muchukunda’s cave. The arrogant demon thinking that he would be able to kill Krishna, also followed.

However, Krishna entered the cave and hid, after quickly covering the body of Muchukunda with the silken robe that he was wearing. When the demon entered he mistook the sleeping Muchukunda for Krishna and tugged at the robe.

searching for the source of the light and discovered Krishna standing at a distance. Muchukunda shows his devotion and asked Krishna to bless him so that he would always be able to live in service of God.

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Natural living


Healthy living


Everybody is in search of having a healthy living. But the solution for healthy living is available with everybody, but not able to see it. The mother nature has given us plenty of options for leading a healthy life, but we are here to do everything against the nature and get different kinds of diseases. Here are some simple ways to have a healthy living :-

WATER Drink 1–3 glasses of warm/ cold water in squatting position after rising from the bed in the morning. Drink at least 8–12 glasses of water everyday with a frequency of one glass every 2 hours. Vital Factors Breathe deeply and keep erect WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

posture always. Cultivate the habit of passing motions twice a day. Bathe twice a day with cold/ neutral water.* Pray/meditate twice a day.* Once in the morning before sunrise and once at night.





Stroll after dinner for 15 to 20 minutes.

After every meal, pass urine and relax in vajrasana for 5 to 15 minutes.


Sleep on a medium/hard bed with a thin pillow. Forget your worries and be relaxed when you go to bed.

Chew well and eat slowly and calmly. Eat according to your hunger, but fill only three–fourth of your stomach.

Cultivate the habit of sleeping on your abdomen or on the right side.

Ideal time for lunch is between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. and for dinner it is 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Keep a three–hour gap between your dinner and bedtime.

Take only two meals a day (with a gap of 7 hours).


Use any grains/seeds after soaking them in water overnight.

Early morning walk briskly/jog for 30 minutes. Do exercises/asanas/ suryanamaskars/gardening/ swimming/play games etc.


Take dried fruits after soaking them in water overnight. Let a part of your meal consist of cereals and another of vegetables. Do not mix cooked and raw diet. Take raw diet in one meal and

The mother nature has given us plenty of options for leading a healthy life, but we are here to do everything against the nature and get different kinds of diseases.

AVOID Smoking, tea, coffee, alcohol, drugs, soft drinks, tobacco chewing, pan, zarda and other bad habits. White–flour (maida), white sugar, polished rice. Non–vegetarian food. Tinned/dried/adulterated/ colored/flavored/synthetic/ artificial food. Refined/deodorized/ bleached/hydrogenated (vanaspati) oils.

cooked diet in another.

Any unnatural food and drinks.

Use only pure oil having unsaturated fats such as sunflower/gingili oil.

Food when in fear, worry and anxiety and when not hungry.

Eat more of raw food–sprouts, fresh green leafy vegetables, seasonal fruits, salads, juices, raw chutney, lemon–hone– water, prefer butter milk and curds to milk. Cooked food, Whole flour, unpolished rice and gruel. Preferably, use steam–cooked food and soups.

REDUCE/ MODERATE Salt, sweets, spices, chillies, pulses (dal), ghee, butter, ice– cream, cooked food, potato and nuts. High heel footwear, overweight, heavy exercise, TV and movies.

Very hot and very cold food. Air/water/noise pollution. Harmful cosmetics and clothes, and medicated soaps and creams. Drinking water during meals and within half an hour before and upto one hour after. Late dinner. Heavy meals. Late sleeping. Sleeping on the left side and on the back.

PRACTICE Gargling with warm saline water once a day.

Wash your eyes with Triphala water daily in the morning and in the evening for sparkling eyes. Do ‘Vamana dhauti’ (kunjal/ vomiting) once a week. Take an enema if constipated. Massage and sun–bathe once a week. Do gentle massage over palate (roof of mouth) daily. Splash water twice daily on forehead and eyes, keeping a mouthful of water. Spend some time in laughing and singing daily.

PRECAUTIONS Wash vegetable and fruits properly before cutting/as they contain pesticides and contaminants. As far as possible, eat wholesome fruits and vegetables with the peel. Maintain an adequate distance while watching TV.

ADOPT The early to bed and early to rise habit. Fasting one day every week with juices and adequate water. Eat to live, not live to eat. Nature cure in case of illness as well as for good health. JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM



Poriyal Stir-Fry,

Beetroot Thoran Recipe


Cook Time : 15 Mins Serves : 4

Beetroot is such a hearty and earthy vegetable. Peeling beets is calming. Beetroot poriyal makes for a very nice side dish. Its an easy, healthy, straight forward recipe. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

How to prepare Steam the beetroot to your preference. ( al-dente or fully cooked)

Ingredients 500 grams Beetroot diced (about 2 big beets) 2 teaspoon peanut oil (sesame,sunflower or vegetable oil works fine) ½ teaspoon urad dal ½ teaspoon cumin seeds

Heat oil in a saute pan and add in the urad dal, mustard seeds and the cumin seeds. Let it splutter. Add in the green chillies, ginger and curry leaves all at once. Fry for a bare minute. Add in the onions and the salt. Saute until soft and tender. Add in the steamed beetroot and saute until combined.

½ teaspoon mustard seeds 2 green chillies chopped (thai or serrano)

Add in the shredded coconut and toss to combine. Serve Hot

1 teaspoon minced ginger

Remove from heat and serve with hot rice. 1 sprig curry leaves 1 big red onion chopped ¾ teaspoon salt 5 tablespoon shredded



Venkatraman Ramakrishnan


structural biologist


Ramakrishnan was born in Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India to C. V. Ramakrishnan and Rajalakshmi Ramakrishnan in a Tamil family. Both his parents were scientists and his father was head of department of biochemistry at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. At the time of his birth, Ramakrishnan’s father was away from India doing postdoctoral research with David E. Green at the University of Wisconsin– Madison.


His mother obtained a PhD in Psychology from McGill University in 1959, which she completed in 18 months and was mentored by Donald O. Hebb. Lalita Ramakrishnan, his younger sister, is professor of immunology and infectious diseases at the Department of Medicine, University of Cambridge, and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Ramakrishnan moved to Vadodara in Gujarat at the age of three, where he had his schooling at Convent of Jesus and Mary, except for spending 1960–61 in Adelaide, Australia. Following his Pre-Science at the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, he did his undergraduate studies in the same university on a National Science Talent Scholarship, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1971. At the time, the physics course at Baroda was new and based in part





Ramakrishnan was born in Chidambaram in Cuddalore district of Tamil Nadu, India to C. V. Ramakrishnan and Rajalakshmi Ramakrishnan in a Tamil family.

on The Berkeley Physics Course and The Feynman Lectures on Physics. Immediately after graduation he moved to the U.S.A., where he obtained his PhD degree in Physics from Ohio University in 1976 for research into the ferroelectric phase transition of Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KDP) supervised by Tomoyasu Tanaka. He spent two years studying biology as a graduate student at the University of California, San Diego while making a transition from theoretical physics to biology. Ramakrishnan began work on ribosomes as a postdoctoral fellow with Peter Moore at Yale University. After his post-doctoral fellowship, he initially could not find a faculty position even though he had applied to about 50 universities in the U.S.

He continued to work on ribosomes from 1983-95 as a staff scientist at Brookhaven National Laboratory. In 1995 he moved to the University of Utah as a Professor of Biochemistry and in 1999, he moved to the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, England, where he had been a sabbatical visitor during 1991-92. In 1999, Ramakrishnan’s laboratory published a 5.5 Angstrom resolution structure of the 30S subunit. The following year, his laboratory determined the complete molecular structure of the 30S subunit of the ribosome and its complexes with several antibiotics. This was followed by studies that provided structural insights into the mechanism that ensures the fidelity of protein biosynthesis. More recently in 2007 his laboratory has determined the atomic structure of the whole ribosome in complex with its tRNA and mRNA ligands. Ramakrishnan is known for his past work on histone and chromatin structure. As of 2015 his most cited papers (according to Scopus) have been published in Nature, Science and Cell.

and a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2003. He was elected a Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences in 2004. In 2007, Ramakrishnan was awarded the Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine and the Datta Lectureship and Medal of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS). In 2008, he won the Heatley Medal of the British Biochemical Society. Since 2008, he is a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge and a foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy. In 2009, Ramakrishnan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry along with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada Yonath. He received India’s second highest civilian honor, the Padma Vibhushan, in 2010. Ramakrishnan was knighted in the 2012 New Year Honours for services to Molecular Biology, but does not generally use the title ‘Sir’. In the same year, he was awarded the Sir Hans Krebs Medal by the FEBS. In 2014, he was awarded the XLVI JiménezDíaz Prize by the Fundación Conchita Rábago (Spain). Ramakrishnan was included as one of 25 Greatest Global Living Indians by NDTV Channel, India on 14 December 2013.

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by Congress: Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal, Congresswoman has cautioned the Donald Trump administration against hasty changes in the H1-B visa regime, saying this should be done via the legislative route rather than through a presidential executive order. Jayapal, as part of a US Congressional delegation touring India headed by leader of the Democrats in the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, believes that there is bipartisan support for continuing the H1-B visa program “perhaps with some changes”. She is hopeful that the Trump administration will continue to prioritize India though there are concerns about the growing process WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

between the US and China and US and Russia but she feels that India “should be right in there”. “You can’t just stop processing when people have been waiting in line for three years to get those H1-Bs and then put a barrier there and then say you are not going to get these…,” Jayapal told IANS in an interview. “There has to be a thoughtful rollout to any changes we might want





Stating that every country has to make sure that it is taking care of its workers, Jayapal, said that the H1-B visa program “is incredibly valuable”. She said that there has been some abuse of H1-B visas and that needed to be addressed.

to make to the H1-B program and really it should come from Congressional authority, not from the President’s executive orders,” she said. Her comments come after President Trump signed the “Buy American, Hire American” executive order last month to bring in major changes regarding the H1-B visa program, including closing loopholes for immigration fraud and a shift from the current lottery system to a mechanism that favors higher-paid and higher-skilled workers. Stating that every country has to make sure that it is taking care of its workers, Jayapal, said that the H1-B visa program “is incredibly valuable”. She said that there has been some abuse of H1-B visas and that needed to be addressed. “But I really do believe that there is a lot of bipartisan support for continuing the H1-B visa program, perhaps with some changes,” said the Chennai-born former proimmigration advocacy activist. She said: “He (Sensenbrenner) raised the issue of H1-Bs in an internal meeting and you know, I think again that there is a lot of support for an H1-B program that provides opportunities for Indians to come to the United States, provides opportunities

for them to stay and also benefits India and Indian companies.” “We were so proud of President (Barack) Obama at many levels but certainly the fact that he prioritized USIndia relations was a huge benefit I think to the United States and to the world and I think probably those relations between India and the United States were never better in the last few years,” she said. “We very much want this administration to continue to prioritize this relationship. We hope that they appoint an excellent ambassador (to India) very soon.” Jayapal said that apart from diplomatic ties, “there are independent economic relationships that have been established regardless of which administration is in office”. Stating that there is an increased interest in South Asia, she said: “I don’t think that the President himself is going to determine whether or not there are ties with South Asia. We are going to make sure that we continue to lift up the region and the importance of the region and the importance of the contributions of the South Asian Americans to the United States.”



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A suicide bomber has blew himself up at a concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night, killing 22 and injuring at least 59 people. An unidentified man detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) at the Manchester Arena minutes after American pop singer Ariana Grande concluded her performance to a crowd of over 20,000 people. Grande, who said she was ‘broken’ by the incident, was unharmed. Confirming that the attacker was killed, British police are trying to determine whether he was working alone or was part of a WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

larger network. They are working with the National Counter Terrorist Policing Network and the UK intelligence services to establish more details about the individual who has attacked the Manchester Arena. Authorities have requested the public not to speculate on his details or to share names. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has asked people to remain vigilant. British Prime Minister Theresa

British Prime Minister Theresa May condemned the “appalling terrorist attack”. May condemned the “appalling terrorist attack”. Britain Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to chair a high-level emergency meeting and take stock of the situation. The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Mayor Andy Burnham, had tweeted saying that it was a ‘terrible night for our great city’. “My heart goes out to families who have lost loved ones, my admiration to our brave emergency services. A terrible night for

our great city,” he said. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland and leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), said, “Heartbreaking news from Manchester. My thoughts are with all those who have lost loved ones or been injured in this barbaric attack.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ““Pained by the attack in Manchester. We strongly condemn it. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with the injured.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the incident “will only strengthen our resolve to…work together with our British friends against those who plan and carry out such inhumane deeds.”

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said: “This incident, this attack, is especially vile, especially criminal, especially horrific because it appears to have been deliberately directed at teenagers. This is an attack on innocents. Surely there is no crime more reprehensible than the murder of children. This is a direct and brutal attack on young people everywhere, on freedom everywhere.” US President Donald Trump extended his condolences to those affected by the terrorist attack. “We stand in absolute solidarity with the people of the United Kingdom. So many young, beautiful, innocent people living and enjoying their lives murdered by evil, losers in life,” he said.



Big blow to

Pakistan from ICJ 48

The International Court of Justice has stayed the hanging of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of spying. The order came a day after India approached by The Hague-based ICJ against the death sentence handed down to Jadhav by Pakistan’s field general court martial in April. India has accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention and said Jadhav was kidnapped from Iran where he was involved in business activities after retiring from the Indian Navy, but Pakistan claimed to have arrested him from Balochistan on March 3, 2016. India moved the ICJ because it feared Pakistan could execute Jadhav without providing him the legal remedies available to him in that country. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

determination of the merits and jurisdiction of the case.”

The Indian challenge is primarily based on Pakistan violating Vienna convention on consular relations. Among other things, the agreement allows diplomatic representatives to visit their nationals held prisoner by the host country. India argued that Pakistan had ignored a bilateral treaty on consular access. Senior advocate Harish Salve is representing India. “Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure that Mr Jadhav is not executed pending the final decision in these proceedings,” the ICJ ruled

in a unanimous and binding decision. Ronny Abraham, the Haguebased court’s president, asked Pakistan to inform the tribunal that it will implement the ruling, and stressed that ICJ decisions are binding on all state members. “As far as Pakistan is concerned, the court’s decision today has not changed the status of Commander Jadhav’s case in any manner,” said a statement from the Pakistani attorney general. “The court has clearly underscored that the provisional measures are without prejudice to the final

India, denied Jadhav is a spy and had urged the UN court to declare the verdict illegal and order Pakistan to release him. India argued in a preliminary hearing at the ICJ that Islamabad has violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by denying Jadhav access to legal assistance. Deepak Mittal, the Indian lawyer, told the tribunal that Jadhav was “an innocent Indian national” who had been held incommunicado “for more than a year on concocted charges”. But Pakistani representatives accused India of “political grandstanding” and told the court Jadhav “has confessed to having been sent by India to wage terror on the innocent civilians and infrastructure of Pakistan”. JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM


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share The State Bank of India will have a planned share sale by the year-end, probably through a qualified institutional placement (QIP), bank Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said. SBI, has shortlisted six banks to manage the sale that could be worth up to $2.3 billion. “This is something for which we have everything in place but we will go when we find the market is conducive,” Bhattacharya said on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg Economic forum. Bhattacharya said that SBI would likely opt for selling the shares via a QIP, a method under which a listed company


can issue equity shares and some other securities to a select group of institutional buyers. “It’s a good way of raising funds in the sense that you are then able to go with people who have always supported you as well as bring more investors into India. It’s a comfortable

format to work with,” she added. Bhattacharya said that the market would have to be a “little patient for at least two quarters before we are in a position to show good numbers”. Bhattacharya said it was yet unclear if the telecoms losses could prove a bigger risk for the entire

Indian economy but saw warning signs. “If you see a sector developing a set of conditions that lead to stress it bears watching. The telecoms sector, due to various things that happened in the recent past, is showing those typical signs of stress and obviously therefore we need to look out,” she said. Bhattacharya said SBI’s exposure to the weakest telecoms companies was “very very low” but noted the bank had expressed its concerns to the government

recently. “When we wrote to the minister we did that for the entire banking sector and believe this is not just Indian banks but there are companies that have debts to overseas banks too,” she added. Bhattacharya said, “We need a framework (for restructuring) but the framework needs to be flexible. At this point it is a rigid structure and it is not possible to take deep restructurings through that structure.”

“We need something that will enable people who are having difficulties, who believe they may have paucity of capital,” she said. “Some kind of relaxation is given, allowing them to make provisioning over a period of eight quarters and that is something that would be very helpful.” Bhattacharya was in St. Petersburg for the annual forum at which Russian and foreign businesspeople gather and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending this year.



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Indians appreciate Major Gogoi

In an intelligent and much thought decision Major Leetul Gogoi of the Indian Army tied Kashmiri man Farooq Dar to the bonnet of a jeep as a ‘human shield’, which has saved many lives. The decision has prompted the stone pelters to not stone at the Army personals. Indian Army officer Leetul Gogoi, has been given an award by the army for his ‘sustained efforts’ in counter-insurgency operations. The award for Major Gogoi is seen as a backing of the action of the officer belonging to the 53 Rashtriya Rifles. Major Gagoi and his team found themselves surrounded by a mob of over WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

1,000 people hurling stones and petrol bombs. When his repeated announcements failed to deter the crowd he caught hold of an alleged stone-pelter Farooq Ahmed Dar, who was standing 30 metres from his vehicle and

tied him to his jeep thus ensuring safe path to the security personal and polling officers. The entire country has applauded the action of the Major. His presence of mind has saved many lives and also kept the situation, which was otherwise explosive, under control. Attorney-General Mukul Rotagi said, “I salute Major Gogoi, Major Gogoi risked his life for the nation. His critics are speaking rubbish and they have no respect for valiant soldiers who are laying down their lives every day so that we can sleep and work in peaceful conditions”. Deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Nirmal Singh said, “Major Leetul Gogoi’s act of tying a man to a jeep as a human shield against stone-pelters should not been seen as human

rights violation and there should be no politics over it. Gogoi had saved many lives by showing presence of mind in a particular situation.” Cabinet minister Jitendra Singh and Member of Parliament from Udhampur said, “It is a huge vindication for every patriotic Indian and also redemption for all of us at a time when it was being believed that certain perverted apologists were dominating the discourse. Those criticising Major Gogoi are compromised.” BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said, “Everything is fair in love and war. I appreciate and applaude the security forces for saving the lives of innocent people and not falling into the trap of militants, whose only agenda is to celebrate the death of every Kashmiri every day.”

Retired Colonel Anil Kaul said, “He saved lives of people without even firing a bullet despite being attacked by stone-pelters. His act should be applauded and he should be given a Shaurya Chakra.” Former Chief of Army Staff NC Vij said, “I must compliment the army chief for the award, to make sure that young officers do not feel discouraged to do their duty.” General GD Bakshi (retired) said, “They are screaming for the scalp of that young Major Gogoi who tied a stonepelter on his jeep. I think in retrospect that the boy did some out-of-the-box thinking and saved lives on both sides. The standard military solution would have been to shoot the pelters dead.”



Vasudev Balwant Phadke Vasudev Balwant Phadke was an Indian independence activist and revolutionary who has sought India’s independence from British. Phadke was moved by the plight of the farmer community during British Raj. Phadke believed that Swaraj was the only remedy for their ills. 54


Phadke is known as the father of the Indian armed rebellion and he has provided the inspiration for fellow freedom fighters. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s patriotic novel Anand Math incorporated various contemporary acts of patriotism performed by Phadke during his freedom struggle. Phadke was born on 4 November 1845 in Shirdhon village of Panvel taluka based in Raigad district in Maharashtra state in a Chitpavan Brahmin family. As a child he preferred learning wrestling rather than high school education and


dropped out of school. Eventually he moved to Pune and took the job as a clerk with military accounts department in Pune for 15 years. Krantiveer Lahuji Vastad Salve a prominent social figure based in Pune was his mentor. Salve, an expert wrestler, operated a TALIM (training center for wrestling). Salve also preached the importance of independence from British Raj. Salve belonged to the Mang community, taught Phadke the importance of getting backward castes into mainstream freedom movement.




It was during this period that Phadke began attending lectures by Mahadeo Govind Ranade which mainly focused on how the British Raj policies hurt the Indian economy. Phadke was deeply hurt by how this was leading to widespread suffering in the society. In 1870, he joined a public agitation in Pune that was aimed at addressing people’s grievances. Phadke founded an institution, the Aikya Vardhini Sabha, to educate the youth. While working as clerk, he was not able to see his dying mother due to the delay in approval of his leave. This incident enraged Phadke and happened to be the turning point in his life.


Three social reformers and revolutionaries Phadke, Laxman Narhar Indapurkar and Waman Prabhakar Bhave in 1860 formed the Poona Native Institution, which later came to be known as Maharashtra Education Society. Later he established the Bhave School in Pune through this set the foundation for the nation’s education. The society runs Abasaheb Garware College, MES Perugate Bhave School, Vimalabai Garware School and Rani Laxmibai Girls’ Military School and other such 51 educational institutes in six districts In 1875, after the then Gaikwad ruler of Baroda was deposed by the British, Phadke launched protest speeches against

the government. Severe famine coupled with the evident apathy of the British administration propelled him to tour the Deccan region, urging people to strive for a free republic. Unable to get support from the educated classes, he gathered a band of people from the Ramoshi caste. People from the Kolis, Bhils and Dhangars were also included later. He taught himself to shoot, ride and fence. He organised around 300 men into an insurgent group that aimed at liberating India from British rule. Phadke intended to build an army of own but lacking funds they decided to break into government treasuries. The first raid was done in a village called Dhamari in Shirur taluka in Pune district.


Phadke is known as the father of the Indian armed rebellion and he has provided the inspiration for fellow freedom fighters. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s patriotic novel Anand Math incorporated various contemporary acts of patriotism performed by Phadke during his freedom struggle.

The income tax which was collected for British Raj was kept in the house of local business man Mr. Balchand Fojmal Sankla. They attacked the house and took the money for the benefit of famine stricken villagers. There they collected about four hundred rupees but this led to his being branded as a dacoit. To save himself Phadke had to flee from village to village, sheltered by his sympathisers and well-wishers, mostly the lower class of the society. Impressed by his zeal and determination, the villagers of Nanagaum offered him protection and cover in the local forest. The general plot would be to cut off all the communications of British forces and then raid the treasury. The main purpose of these raids was to feed famine-affected farmer communities. Phadke performed many such raids in areas near Shirur and Khed talukas in Pune. The leader of Ramoshi, Daulatrav Naik, who was the main supporter of

Phadke, headed towards the Konkan area on the western coast. On 10-11 May 1879, they raided Palaspe and Chikhali, looting around 1.5 lakh rupees. While returning towards Ghat Matha, Major Daniel attacked Naik, who was shot dead. His death was a setback to Phadke’s revolt, the loss of support forced him to move south to the Shri Shaila Mallikarjun shrine. Later, Phadke recruited about 500 Rohilas to begin a fresh fight. He once had a direct engagement with the British army in the village of Ghanur, whereafter the government offered a bounty for his capture. Phadke in turn offered a bounty for the capture of the Governor of Bombay, announced a reward for the killing of each European and issued other threats to the government. A British Major, Henry William Daniell and Abdul Haque, Police Commissioner to the Nizam of Hyderabad, pursued the fleeing Phadke day and night. The British move to offer a bounty for his


capture met with success: someone betrayed Phadke, and he was captured from a temple after a fierce fight at the district of Kaladgi on 20 July 1879 while he was on his way to Pandharpur. He was taken to Pune for trial. Ganesh Vasudeo Joshi, known as Sarvajanik Kaka, defended his case. Phadke and his comrades were housed in the district session court jail building, near Sangam bridge. His own diary provided evidence to have him sentenced for life. Phadke was transported to jail at Aden, but escaped from the prison by taking the door off from its hinges on 13 February 1883. But his escape was too short lived. He was recaptured and put back in prison. Phadke then went on a hunger strike to death. On 17 February 1883 Phadke breathed his last breath as a result of his protest hunger strike.



Makarasana or


Makarasana in Sanskrit means “Crocodile pose”, because this Pose resembles a Crocodile resting in the ocean. The crocodile keeps its neck and face above the water. A similar form is seen in this pose. Makarasana is an Asana for all spherical stretching of the body. Makarasana straightens and stretches the muscles of the rear, buttocks, legs and the back of the arms and legs. The crocodile posture in yoga is additionally an excellent pose to cut back stress and improves body posture. The aim of Makarasana is to unleash strain caused by other Poses.




How to do Lie down straight on your stomach.

While exhaling, your feet should be straight and keep your head steady.

Now join your elbows, making a stand and place your palms under the chin.

Repeat this for 20 to 25 times.

Lift your chest up. Keep your elbows and legs together. During inhaling, first fold your one leg at a time and then both the legs together. During folding, your ankles should touch the hips.

Benefits of Makarasana Beneficial in cervical, slip disc, spondylitis, sciatica. Beneficial in all spine related problems. Very useful in Asthama, knee pain, and other lungs related problems. Stretches the muscles of legs and hips. This pose is best for relaxing after doing other Asana.



Sedentary lifestyle cause of modern



A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with little or no physical activity. A person living a sedentary lifestyle is often sitting or lying, while reading, socializing, watching television, playing video games, or using a mobile phone/computer for much of the day.

A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to many preventable causes of death. Excessive screen time is linked to negative health consequences. Lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide. Sitting still may cause premature death. The risk is higher among those that sit still for more than 5 hours per day. It is shown to be a risk factor on its own independent of hard exercise and BMI. The more still, the higher risk of chronic diseases. People that sit still for more than 4 hours per day have a 40 percent higher risk than those who sit fewer than 4 hours per day. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity can be a risk factor for: Anxiety Cardiovascular disease Migraines Breast cancer Colon cancer Computer vision syndrome only for computers and tablets Depression





Diabetes Gout High blood pressure Lipid disorders Skin problems such as hair loss Mortality in adults Obesity Osteoporosis Scoliosis Spinal disc herniation (Low back pain) As a response to concerns over health and environmental issues, some organizations have promoted active travel, which seeks to promote walking and cycling as safe and attractive alternatives to motorized transport. Some organizations have implemented exercise classes at lunch, walking challenges among co-workers or allowing employees to stand rather than sit at their desk during the workday. Workplace interventions such as alternative activity workstations, sit-stand desks, promotion of stair use are among measures being implemented to counter the harms of sedentary workplace environments.




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Everybody have friends and are very particular in maintaining the relationship. Some friendship are life long, while others are short living. Friends are the most important entity that is reachable during the good and bad happenings in our life. But maintaining a healthy relationship with friends are sometimes cumbersome.

Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between people. Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Although there are many forms of friendship, some of which may vary from place to place, certain


characteristics are present in many types of bond. Such characteristics include affection; sympathy; empathy; honesty; altruism; mutual understanding and compassion; enjoyment of each other’s company; trust; and the ability

to be oneself, express one’s feelings, and make mistakes without fear of judgment from the friend. While there is no practical limit on what types of people can form a friendship, friends tend to share common backgrounds occupations, or interests and have similar demographics. Making and keeping friends can be particularly

tough if you are shy or unsure of yourself. The best way to make new friends is to be involved in activities at school and in the community where there are other people your age. Another way to make friends is to be friendly and helpful to other people. Talk to people, get to know them, and find out if you have something in common with them.

your friendships will start to change and some may grow deeper. You might also begin to know many more people, although not all of them will be your close friends. Chances are, you will also start to spend more time with your friends and maybe talk on the phone more. Changes in relationships are natural but not always easy.

As you get older, some of




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After knowing about the newly elected France’s President Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigitte Marie-Claude Macron’s age, it has become a trend to romance with an elder woman. As the word old also means experienced and mature, which is what you expect a partner to be like. Older women rather than being a liability are independent and never mess with your head. A man dating younger women is almost cliche but the society is yet to give way to the idea of young men dating older women.

Tips To Attract An Older Woman The difference between your ages is WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

inversely proportional to your chances of dating her. It is better to be prepared beforehand and face the least despair. Try to gain knowledge of her psyche. Observe her in the group where she spends time and understand her likes and dislikes. Find a way to get close to her. Try a more discreet manner, like, become an acquaintance to any

of her siblings, cousins or other relatives of your age. Try to attract her attention with something she likes. Make her laugh, but don’t do something clumsy that you end up becoming just a laughing stock for her. If you are trying to get into

the skin of a much older woman then the best way is to keep your wild attitude and spice it up with a substantial hint of maturity. Chivalry always works with women of all ages and tastes. Gentlemen are always held in high esteem by ladies. Display your soft,

but reliable side to win her trust and respect. Try not to flatter her because unlike younger girls, she will easily see through it. Instead go for the praise which you really find she is worth.



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Lucknow is the capital city of Uttar Pradesh in India. Located in what was historically known as the Awadh (Oudh) region. Situated in the heart of the great Gangetic plain, Lucknow city is surrounded by its rural towns and villages like the orchard town of Malihabad, historic Kakori, Mohanlal ganj, Gosaiganj, Chinhat, Itaunja.


INDIAN TRAVELOGUE On its eastern side lies Barabanki District, on the western side is Unnao District, on the southern side Raebareli District, and on the northern side the Sitapur and Hardoi districts. The Gomti River, the chief geographical feature, meanders through the city, dividing it into the Trans-Gomti and Cis-Gomti regions. Lucknow city is located in the seismic zone III.


Lucknow has always been a multicultural city, and flourished as a cultural and artistic capital of North India in the 18th & 19th centuries. Courtly manners, beautiful gardens, poetry, music, and fine cuisine patronized by the Persian-loving Shia Nawabs of the city are well known amongst Indians and students of South Asian culture and history. Lucknow is popularly known as The City of Nawabs. It is also known as the Golden City of the East, Shiraz-i-Hind and The Constantinople of India.

History After 1350 AD the Lucknow and parts of Awadh region have been under the rule of the Delhi Sultanate, the Mughal Empire, the Nawabs of Awadh, the WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

East India Company and the British Raj. Lucknow has been one of the major centers of First War of Independence, participated actively in India’s Independence movement, and after Independence has emerged as an important city of North India. Until 1719, Subah of Awadh was a province of the Mughal Empire administered by a Governor appointed by the Emperor. Saadat Khan also called Burhan-ul-Mulk a Persian adventurer was appointed the Nazim of Awadh in 1722 and he established his court in Faizabad near

Lucknow. Awadh was known as the granary of India and was important strategically for the control of the Doab, the fertile plain between the Ganges and the Yamuna rivers. It was a wealthy kingdom, able to maintain its independence against threats from the Marathas, the British and the Afghans. The third Nawab, Shuja-ud-Daula fell out with the British after aiding Mir Qasim, the fugitive Nawab of Bengal. He was comprehensively defeated in the Battle of Buxar by the East India Company,

after which he was forced to pay heavy penalties and cede parts of his territory. The British appointed a resident in 1773, and over time gained control of more territory and authority in the state. They were disinclined to capture Awadh outright, because that would bring them face to face with the Marathas and the remnants of the Mughal Empire. Many independent kingdoms, such as Awadh, were established when the Mughal empire disintegrated. Awadh’s capital, Lucknow rose to prominence when Asaf-ud-

Daula, the fourth Nawab, shifted his court here from Faizabad in 1775. The city was also North India’s cultural capital, and its Nawabs, best remembered for their refined and extravagant lifestyles, were patrons of the arts. Under them music and dance flourished, and many monuments were erected. Of the monuments standing today, the Bara Imambargah, the Chhota Imambargah, and the Rumi Darwaza are notable examples. One of the more lasting contributions by the Nawabs is the syncretic composite culture that has come to be known as the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb.

The treaty of 1801 formed an arrangement that was very beneficial to the Company. They were able to use Awadh’s vast treasuries, repeatedly digging into them for loans at reduced rates. In addition, the revenues from running Awadh’s armed forces brought them useful revenues while it acted as a buffer state. The Nawabs were ceremonial kings, busy with pomp and show but with little influence over matters of state. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, the British had grown impatient with the arrangement and wanted direct control of Awadh.

In 1798, the fifth Nawab Wazir Ali Khan alienated both his people and the British, and was forced to abdicate. The British then helped Saadat Ali Khan to the throne. Saadat Ali Khan was a puppet king, who in the treaty of 1801 ceded half of Awadh to the British East India Company and also agreed to disband his troops in favor of a hugely expensive, British-run army. This treaty effectively made the state of Awadh a vassal to the British East India Company, though it notionally continued to be part of the Mughal Empire in name until 1819.

In 1856 the East India Company first moved its troops to the border, and then annexed the state, which was placed under a chief commissioner - Sir Henry Lawrence. Wajid Ali Shah, the then Nawab, was imprisoned, and then exiled by the Company to Calcutta. In the subsequent Revolt of 1857 his 14-year old son Birjis Qadra son of Begum Hazrat Mahal was crowned ruler, and Sir Henry Lawrence killed in the hostilities. Following the rebellion’s defeat, Begum Hazrat Mahal and other rebel leaders obtained asylum in Nepal. JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM

INDIAN TRAVELOGUE retained some marks of its former independence.

The city played an important role in both the First War of Independence and the modern Indian freedom struggle.


Those company troops who were recruited from the state, along with some of the nobility of the state, were major players in the events of 1857. The rebels took control of Awadh, and it took the British 18 months to reconquer the region, months which included the famous Siege of Lucknow. Oudh was placed back under a chief commissioner, and was governed as a British province. In 1877 the offices of lieutenantgovernor of the NorthWestern Provinces and chief commissioner of Oudh were combined in the same person; and in 1902, when the new name of United Provinces of Agra and Oudh was introduced, the title of chief commissioner was dropped, though Oudh still WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

The city played an important role in both the First War of Independence and the modern Indian freedom struggle. Whether it was the Lucknow Pact of 1916 or the Khilafat Movement, it brought the citizens on a united platform against the British rule. In the Khilafat Movement Maulana Abdul Bari of Firangi Mahal, Lucknow actively participated and cooperated with Mahatama Gandhi and Maulana Mohammad Ali. In 1901, after remaining the capital of Oudh since 1775, Lucknow, with a population of 264,049, was merged in the newly formed United Provinces of Agra and Oudh. However, it became the provincial capital in 1920 when the seat of government was moved from Allahabad. Upon Indian independence in 1947, Lucknow became the capital of Uttar Pradesh, the erstwhile United Provinces. The All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) was formed at the Lucknow session of the Indian National Congress in 11 April 1936 with the legendary nationalist Swami Sahajanand Saraswati elected as its first President, in order to mobilize peasant grievances against the

zamindari attacks on their occupancy rights, and thus sparking the Farmers’ movement in India.

Lucknow Chikan work Lucknow is famous for its small scale industries that are based on unique styles of embroidery, namely, Chikan and Lakhnawi Zardozi, both of which are significant foreign exchange earners. Chikan has caught the fancy of fashion designers in Bollywood and abroad. Chikan is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery. Believed to have been introduced by Noor Jehan, Mughal Emperor Jahangir’s wife, it is one of Lucknow’s most famous textile decoration styles. Chikan began as a type of white-on-white (or whitework) embroidery. Traditionally, white threads were used on semi-transparent muslin cloth. However, with the advent of newer fabric types, and changing demands and fashions, Chikankari is now also being done on a variety of fabrics including synthetic ones and in various colours. Sequin work is also done on the fabrics along with Chikankari to give it an exquisite and glittering look. The fact that Chikan embroidery has returned to fashion and

resulted in production of exquisite pieces and products of very dubious taste. Creation of a Chikan work piece begins with the use of one or more pattern blocks that are used to block-print a pattern on the ground fabric. The embroiderer then stitches the pattern, and the finished piece is carefully washed to remove all traces of the printed pattern. The patterns and effects created depend on the types of stitches and the thicknesses of the threads used in the embroidery. Some of the varieties of stitches used include backstitch, chain stitch and hemstitch. The result is an open work pattern, jali (lace) or shadow-work. Often the embroiderer creates meshlike sections in the design by using a needle to separate threads in the ground fabric, and then working around the spaces.



Golden period of Buddha


Siddhartha Gautama was a prince who lived in the kingdom of Sakyas, near the present day border of India and Nepal, more than 2500 years ago. The young prince was raised in great luxury, but was not happy. He wanted to understand what caused human suffering. He did not understand why some people were rich and others were poor. Why some people were healthy and others sickly.


Siddhartha left his palace and lived as an ascetic. An ascetic is a person who has few material possessions and has given up all pleasures and comforts. He prayed and fasted. Siddhartha fasted so strictly that he nearly died, but he was still not satisfied. Finally, Siddhartha sat down under a bodhi tree and determined to understand why he had failed to find a satisfying way of life. Late that night Siddhartha Gautama became enlightened. Siddhartha told people of his enlightenment. He became well known for his teaching. Siddhartha’s students called him “the Buddha,” which means “the Enlightened One,” and the followers of Siddhartha’s teachings are called Buddhists. Buddha taught his followers to seek balance in their lives. The path to happiness is neither

through indulgence nor denial, but a “middle way.” Siddhartha taught them to put aside the ego and escape the cycle of death and rebirth to reach Nirvana. Gautama Buddha laid emphasis on non-violence and compassion in his teachings. The realisation that life is full of sorrow leads to a boundless love for living things. This love is compassion or Karuna. Panchasheel: The rules of conduct that are in keeping with the eight-fold path are known as the Panchasheel. Ahimsa, asteya, control over the bodily desires, truthfulness and not taking intoxicants are the five rules or the Panchsheel. Gautama Buddha sermoned in Pali,

the language of the people, to preach. Bauddha Sangha: Gautama Buddha wanted his doctrine to reach the masses. He, therefore, organised his followers into Bauddha Sanghas. Those followers who left their homes and entered the Bauddha Sangha were called Bhikkshus (monks). Strict rules of conduct were prescribed for the Bhikkshus. People of all castes were allowed into the Sangha. People from all castes of society entered the Sangha in large numbers, as caste was no barrier. Buddha established women’s sanghas, too.





SAARC satellite


India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F09) has successfully launched the 2230 kg South |Asia Satellite (GSAT-9) into its planned Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) on May 05, 2017. This launch of GSLV was its eleventh and took place from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota, the spaceport of India.


TECHNOLOGY This is the fourth consecutive success achieved by GSLV carrying indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage. In its oval shaped GTO, the South Asia Satellite is now orbiting the Earth with a perigee (nearest point to Earth) of 169 km and an apogee (farthest point to Earth) of 36,105 km with an orbital inclination of 20.65 deg with respect to the equator.


Few seconds before the launch countdown reached zero, the four liquid propellant strap-on motors of GSLV-F09, each carrying 42 tons of liquid propellants, were ignited. At count zero and after confirming the normal performance of all the four strap-on motors, the 139 ton solid propellant first stage core motor was ignited and GSLV lifted off at 16:57 IST. The major phases of the flight occurred as scheduled. About seventeen minutes after lift-off, South Asia Satellite was successfully placed in GTO. Soon after separation from GSLV, the two solar arrays of the satellite were automatically deployed in quick succession and the Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan in Karnataka assumed control of the satellite. South Asia Satellite is a communication satellite built by ISRO to provide a variety of communication services over the South Asian region. For this, it is equipped with Ku-band transponders. Following the successful launch, the Honorable Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi addressed along with the South Asian leaders. He congratulated ISRO and remarked that was a historic WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

day for South Asia and a day without precedence. The Prime Minister recalled that two years ago India made a promise to extend the advanced space technology for the cause of growth and prosperity of the people of South Asia and felt that the successful launch of South Asia Satellite marks a fulfilment of that. In the coming days, the satellite orbit will be raised from its present GTO to the final circular Geostationary Orbit (GSO) by firing the satellite’s Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) in stages. The South Asia Satellite will be commissioned into service after the completion of orbit raising operations and the satellite’s positioning in its designated slot in the GSO following in-orbit testing of its payloads.



Hyundai Kona Compact SUV Hyundai has not confirmed Kona’s India entry. But if launched here the car could get the 1.4-litre, turbocharged petrol engine along with 1.4-litre & 1.6-litre oil burners. 80




The same set of engines power the i20 where the petrol unit makes 99bhp of power with 130Nm of torque and the 1.4L and 1.6-Litre engines produce 88.73bhp with 219Nm torque and 126bhp of power with 259Nm torque. It is to be noted that the power and torque figures for Kona may vary. Coming to the transmission choices, Kona may get six-speed manual and sixspeed automatic gearbox. Kona will be based on either i20 or i30 platform and will be built on Hyundai’s new Fluidic design language. The front end will get the quintessential grille with chrome surround and the two-tier headlamps. In addition, it will also come with small fog lamps, skid plates and aggressive creases. The side profile looks aggressive sporting pronounced wheel arches with thick cladding and five-spoke alloys. Other bits such as the sloping roofline, blackened roof, C-pillar, chrome beading on the

window and the roof rails atop accentuate its sporty character. Regarding styling, the rear end is likely to resemble i20 hatchback with sleek taillamps with LED inserts, roof mounted spoiler, skid plate and large bumper with black plastic cladding. Hyundai’s new Drive Mode Select, dualzone climate control, 10-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, leather upholstery, keyless entry and go, 7.0-inch touchscreen system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with navigation and voice recognition will be stuffed inside. Primary safety features like dual front airbags, side-bags, curtain-bags, electronic stability control (ESC), hill-start assist control (HAC), vehicle stability management (VSM), downhill brake control (DBC), front parking sensors and brake assist will be a part of the safety brigade.

The Good

1.4-litre diesel

– Contemporary Styling – Feature Loaded cabin – Multiple powertrains – AWD system – Top-notch quality


THE Bad – Likely to be pricier than rivals – Lacks SUV-ish profile Hyundai Kona SUV Specifications

Engine 1.4-litre petrol 1.0-litre turbo petrol

90bhp 110bhp 90bhp Torque 145Nm 160Nm 230Nm

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Vastu complaint children’s room suggests placing every thing at its proper location according to corresponding direction such as study table, bed, bathroom, clock, window, door and so on. Proper placement of things instills positive thinking in children’s mind to work harder and makes them cheerful.

Improper placement of things transforms children into brat, stubborn and low in concentration. Converting your child’s room with Vastu set of rules can perhaps give you positive results making your child obedient and progressive.

Some basic tips of Vastu for children’s room are: West direction is ideal for children room and must be placed there. Keep the bed in the South-west portion of room and let your child sleep with head towards the South or East, the direction for peace of mind. Door of children’s room should not directly face the bed. South-west direction is best for placing furniture, avoid any kind of furnishing in the middle or centre of the room. Keep all the furnishing 3” away from the wall. Cabinets and closets should be placed in the South or West direction.

Avoid TV and computer/ laptop in children room as they effect child concentration. In today’s scenario and compulsion, computers should be located in North and Television in Southeast. Avoid any exposed mirror in children room and do not place any kind of mirror in front for bed. Study table should face East, North or North-east.

Study area should be clutter free in order to boost concentration and clutter free ambience is good for generating new ideas. Good lights should be placed in South-east direction, avoid sharp lamps on study table which begets strain. To add freshness in your child’s mood brush up his room with Green or Blue hue. Doors in children room are best at East or North. JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM


Bhagavad Gita Chapter – 3 Verse – 14

Performance of Yagna is required for sustenance Sloka: annad bhavanti bhutani parjanyad anna-sambhavah yajnad bhavati parjanyoyajnah karma-samudbhavah 84

Word to word Meaning annat—from grains bhavanti—grow bhutani—the material bodies parjanyat—from rains anna—food grains sambhavah—are made possible yajnat—from the performance of sacrifice bhavati—becomes possible parjanyah—rains yajnah—performance of yajna karma—prescribed duties samudbhavah—born of. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

Verse meaning

and such rains are controlled by demigods like Indra, sun, All living bodies subsist on food moon, etc., and they are all servants of the Lord. The Lord grains, which are produced can be satisfied by sacrifices; from rain. Rains are produced therefore, one who cannot by performance of yajna [sacrifice], and yajna is born of perform them will find himself in scarcity—that is the law of prescribed duties. nature. Yajna, specifically the sankirtana-yajna prescribed Explanation for this age, must therefore be performed to save us at least Food grains or vegetables are from scarcity of food supply. factually eatables. The human being eats different kinds of Lord Krishna has pointed food grains, vegetables, fruits, out the virtues of performing etc., and the animals eat the yagna or worship according refuse of the food grains and to the Vedic injunctions and vegetables, grass, plants, etc. the demerits incurred by Therefore, ultimately, we have ignoring the Vedic prohibitions to depend on the production and failing to perform yagna. of the field and not on the He points out the folly of production of big factories. non- performance of yagna The field production is due beginning annad bhavanti to sufficient rain from the sky

meaning food strengthens living beings. All beings have evolved from and waxed strong from foods. Production of food is dependent on rain and rain is dependent on yagna which is dependent upon the activities performed as prescribed in the Vedas. This is the chanting of Vedic mantras and offering the oblations such as ghee or clarified butter and seed grain such as sesame into the sacred fire. In Manu Samhita III.76 it has been presented in another way: the oblations offered into the fire ascend to the sun, from the sun comes clouds and rain, from rainfall food is grown and from food beings come into existence.




Dhola–Sadiya Bridge




The Bhupen Hazarika Setu (Dhola–Sadiya Bridge), is a beam bridge in India, connecting the northeast states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge spans over the Lohit River, a major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, from the village of Dhola in the south to Sadiya to the north. At 9.15 kilometres (5.69 mi) in length, it is the longest bridge in India.


With rapid movement of India’s defense assets in mind following incursions by the Chinese Army, the Dhola–Sadiya Bridge has been designed to handle the weight of 60-tonne (130,000-pound) tanks such as the Indian Army’s Arjun and T-72 main battle tanks. Since the SinoIndian War, China has disputed India’s claim to Arunachal Pradesh politically and militarily, making the bridge an important tactical asset.

many key endeavours in Asia’s third largest economy.

The bridge is among a series of infrastructure projects that PM Modi has fast-tracked since taking charge after a landslide win in 2014. Launched a decade ago under the government of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, PM Modi’s biggest challenge is to see these projects to completion without the yearslong delays that have beset

Construction began in November 2011 as a publicprivate partnership with Navayuga Engineering Company, with an expected completion in 2015. However, due to construction delays and increased cost, the bridge’s completion date was pushed into 2017.

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways completed a feasibility study of the project in August 2003 after demands from local constituents. In January 2009 the bridge was approved for construction with funding from the Government of India as part of the Arunachal Pradesh Package of Roads and Highways.

billion (US$155 million) and construction took over five years to complete. It is 3.55 kilometres (2.21 mi) longer than the Bandra Worli Sea Link in Mumbai, making it the longest bridge in India. The bridge was inaugurated on 26 May 2017 by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The bridge is named after Bhupen Hazarika, a famous musician, poet, filmmaker and lyricist from Assam. The bridge will reduce the distance from Rupai on NH-37 in Assam to Meka/ Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165km, cutting down on travel time from the current six hours to just one hour.

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Summer/Resort 2017 Tabu walked for Gaurang Shah at the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017 wearing an off white anarkali suit that has big gold border. Gold jhumkas and wvay hair rounded off her look!












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ubelight is an upcoming Indian historical war drama film written, and directed by Kabir Khan. The film is produced by Salman Khan and Kabir Khan. Set in the 1962 SinoIndian War, it stars Salman Khan in the lead role who plays a man from India. It is confirmed from the director that Shah Rukh Khan will play a cameo on the film. Julius Packiam and Pritam will compose the music of the film, with the former composing the film score and latter composing the songs. The film is scheduled for release on 23 June 2017 during EID Festival. The end credits in the teaser revealed that the story of the film is based on the 2015 movie Little Boy.

Director Kabir Khan

Music Pritam


Cast & Crew Salman Khan Sohail Khan Zhu Zhu






aabta is an upcoming Indian romantic thriller film directed and produced by Dinesh Vijan coproduced by Homi Adajania and Bhushan Kumar .The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon and Jim Sarbh in the lead roles. Deepika Padukone will be seen doing a cameo in the title song of the film while Rajkummar Rao will also make a cameo appearance in the film. It is scheduled to release on 9 June 2017. Director Dinesh Vijan

Music-Songs Pritam

Cast & Crew Sushant Singh Rajput Kriti Sanon Jim Sarbh




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pyder is an upcoming 2017 Indian spy thriller film written and directed by AR Murugadoss. Produced in Telugu and Tamil, the film features Mahesh Babu and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. Production began in 2015, and the film's principal photography commenced in July 2016. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on 11 August 2017. The first look of the film was released on 12 April 2017. It marks also Mahesh Babu's Tamil debut. Director AR Murugadoss

Music Harris Jayaraj


Cast & Crew Mahesh Babu Bharath Rakul Preet Singh






ouch Chesi Chudu is an upcoming 2017 Telugu film written by Vakkantham Vamsi and directed by Vikram Sirikonda. It features Ravi Teja, Raashi Khanna and Seerat Kapoor in the lead roles while Freddy Daruwala plays the main antogonist which marks his debut in Telugu cinema. JAM 8, a band of new talents formed by Pritam composes the film's score and soundtrack. Principal photography began on 3 February 2017 in Hyderabad. Director Vikram Sirikonda

Music JAM 8

Cast & Crew Ravi Teja, Raashi Khanna, Seerat Kapoor

(Apprentice band of Pritam)




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Hindi Medium Hindi Medium is gripping, realistic and deserves an applause. Though it may not appeal to all the sections, the film can be given a shot for its content and the performances. Story : Raj Batra (Irrfan Khan) and Mita (Saba Qamar) fall in love with each other after which they get married. Raj is a small businessman and Mita is a home maker. The real troubles in their life start after they struggle to admit their daughter Piya into an English Medium school. They leave their ancestral home and move to a posh South Delhi location in an attempt to improve their status, so that they can fit in a society, where in Mita’s words. The rest of Hindi Medium is all about the consequences they face. Watch Hindi Medium to know about the rest.

Analysis : Hindi Medium focuses on the lives of Indian couple and the challenges they face in the society. The film has been thoroughly entertaining and passable. Most of the episodes look realistic and they have been thought provoking. Most of the audience get related to some of them even atleast once during the film. With not much unwanted episodes, the first half of Hindi Medium has been good, engaging and entertaining. The second half of Hindi Medium too has enough ingredients to impress the audience however the film dips down at parts. The slow pace is sure a worrying factor however the film picks back again before the damage takes place. The climax looks decent and heart touching. It is Irrfan’s show all over that drives the film completely. On the whole the second half of Hindi Medium is completely decent.

Final Word: Hindi Medium is gripping, realistic and deserves an applause. Though it may not appeal to all the sections, the film can be given a shot for its content and the performances.




Sachin: A Billion Dreams Analysis : Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams is one of the finest dramas that should be given a miss. The film will appeal to each and everyone who knows Sachin Tendulkar and cricket.


Story : Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams is all about the story of Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, one of the legends of world cricket who has been worshipped as the God of cricket in India. The film reveals about the hardwork, dedication, disciple and love of Sachin towards cricket. His love story and many unknown facts to the world has been unveiled by Sachin himself which is the biggest surprise the film has. On the whole, Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams is all about Sachin Tendulkar and his achievements which made him worship as the God of Cricket. Watch the film to know about his story.


Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams starts on an interesting note revealing about the life of Sachin. Right from his childhood days, Sachin takes it to narrate about many crucial phases that took place in his career. The film reminds about those days during which Sachin smashed the cricket ball taking back everyone to the world of Sachin’s empire. Though it is a documentary, Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams assures the audience not to be disappointed. It has many interesting aspects narrated in the best available way. The second half of the film too maintains the grip completely and it manages to stand tall. Those who are not much aware of cricket too will be related to Sachin’s story as the film has been laced with many interesting aspects. Sachin narrating the story will relate the audience emotionally and he managed not to touch the controversies and the criticism that he faced during the tough times in his career. On the whole, Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams will end up as an impressive drama. Final Word: Sachin: A Billion Dollar Dreams is one of the finest dramas that should be given a miss. The film will appeal to each and everyone who knows Sachin Tendulkar and cricket.





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Keshava Analysis : Nikhil once again surprises the audience with Keshava which is one of the finest revenge dramas in the recent times. Sudheer Varma and his team should be appreciated for their work. Don’t miss it. Story : Keshava (Nikhil) loses his parents during his early age in an accident after which he stays with his paralysed sister. Keshava plans serial crimes on cops after which a special cop Sharmila Mishra (Isha Koppikar) will be asked to investigate about the crimes. Keshava manages to leave no clue making them mysterious. The rest of the film is all about why Keshava turns deadly killing the cops. How are they related to his parents death? Will Keshava step out free escaping from all the crimes? Watch the film to know about the complete film.

The first half of Keshava has been extremely impressive throughout. Right from the first frame, the film has been interesting and the suspense has been maintained till the end. Mixing crime and comedy is not that easy and Sudheer Varma manages to mix it in the right amounts. The cinematography and the background along with a gripping screenplay are the major highlights of the movie. The interval episodes have been explosive and on the whole the entire first half is a masterpiece. The second half of the film has been quite interesting though the entire plot has been unveiled during the first half. Some of the episodes have been predictable but the presentation and the performances along with some racy screenplay that makes the film completely interesting. With a decent climax, the second half of Keshava has been decent and worth watching. Final Word: Nikhil once again surprises the audience with Keshava which is one of the finest revenge dramas in the recent times. Sudheer Varma and his team should be appreciated for their work. Don’t miss it.




Rarandoi Veduka Chudham Analysis :


Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam has its moments but misses the much needed soul throughout. It is the entertainment and the music that drive the film however Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam will end up impressing a section of audience and will fail to attain wide reach. Story : Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is the story of Shiva (Naga Chaitanya) from Vizag who visits a village for his cousin’s marriage. It was during this time he meets Bramaramba (Rakul Preet Singh), a typical and traditional village based girl after which he falls for her. The duo bonds together after Bramaramba shifts to Vizag for her MBA. Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam is all about their families which change their fate and it is all about how Shiva and Bramaramba bring back the happiness by uniting them. Watch the film to know about the rest of the film.


Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam has a huge list of actors throughout and unfortunately most of them have been wasted without some promising assignments. The story has been completely old fashioned however it is the performances by the lead actors which make the film passable. The songs have been the major assets of Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam and an interesting interval episode make the first half end on a decent note. However the film misses the much needed soul right from the first frame. The second half of Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam misses the magic of a family entertainer which the audience expects from the film. Rakul Preet Singh steps out with her best till date as Bramaramba and most of the episodes have been predictable and dragged. Once again the songs have been shot well and every frame in the film looks colourful. Thanks to Annapurna Studios for the grand production values. The pre-climax episodes look hurried and the climax ends up on a predictable note. On the whole the second half of Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam offers nothing much. Final Word: Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam has its moments but misses the much needed soul throughout. It is the entertainment and the music that drive the film however Rarandoi Veduka Chuddam will end up impressing a section of audience and will fail to attain wide reach.




TEA NEWS Niall Horan Niall Horan, 23, told the Sunday People at a recent red carpet in Los Angeles. “We would be silly not to… ridiculous.” Uh, we totally agree. But for right now, Niall said the boys are “enjoying” their time off. “At the moment we are all doing our own thing. Harry [Styles] wanted to do his movie and everyone is just chilling.”

Khloe Kardashian Even though the temperature may be dropping you can still totally heat things up with your fierce fall style — just take a note from Khloe Kardashian, who put her curves on display in the stylish silhouette. 110

Bridget Malcolm The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is no joke — it takes months of prep work to look that good in lingerie! Model Bridget Malcolm kept a food, fitness and beauty diary for a week before the show

Mariah Carey Mariah Carey looked better than ever as she posed on the red carpet ahead of the VH1 Divas Holiday: Unsilent Night special. The powerhouse singer sported classic curls and long lashes with a glossy pink lip on the carpet, later changing it up for her performance. Click ahead for the details on her holiday beauty look. WWW.WISHESH.COM | JUNE 2017

Liam Payne Liam appears to be working out in a home gym, as we can see in the black and white photo. He wears shorts, leggings and Nike sneakers — typical workout garb — but a lack of shirt ensures that his ripped abs and huge arm tattoos are on full display.

Kanye West Beverly Hills Psychiatrist Carole Lieberman M.D. tells exclusively: “I can’t believe they let him out! A patient with the symptoms that Kanye West has been exhibiting would need far more than a week to be stabilized sufficiently to return home.

Meghan Trainor Meghan Trainor will be on hand to announce the nominees for Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year on CBS This Morning. She will begin revealing the nominations on CBS This Morning at 8:30 a.m. ET. You can watch Meghan announce nominations on Stream the nominations with your cable, satellite or telco provider.

Klay Thompson The Golden State Warriors dominated the Indiana Pacers in a 142-106 victory on Dec. 5, and it was largely in part to an epic game from Klay Thompson, 26. The Warriors guard didn’t even play in the fourth quarter, but he still managed to put up a whopping 60 points after just 29 minutes on the court! In fact, before he left for the bench with just over a minute left in the third, his team was up 114-79. JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM


Balmain launched a stunning advertising camapign for Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection.



Star Gazing ARIES From the 5th until the 19th Mercury transits its home sign of Gemini which is in your third house of communication and the mind. Clarity and perception are very sharp now. These resources will serve you well with family issues this month. Be patient with your burgeoning innovative ideas. They will see the light of day but let the Universe help you with the timing of their implementation. Be here now! It is vacation time, so unwind a bit.


During this month the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn take up occupancy in your first three houses of identity, values and the mind. It is a rich time to explore what makes you tick and what you want. Challenge yourself. There may be a hiccup of unbullish self-doubt early on and even a little reticence about reaching beyond your safety zone. On your path, however, there is no going backwards so embrace the new currents.

GEMINI Happy Birthday to you, Gemini… both of you! Your birthday gift this month will be a great adventure. It’s all about feeling, passion and possibility this month but don’t be alarmed, intelligent one. It’s really an awesome opportunity to re-balance your sometimes overused right brain and underappreciated left brain. Take action to step out of your safety zone a little bit.


CANCER Saturn, the lesson bringer of the zodiac, normally indicates a time for introspection, focus and discipline with respect to developing who we want to be. This month Saturn reaches the middle degrees of your birth sign and thereby provides an opportunity to get some perspective on your progress in these matters over the last year. In addition dynamic, innovative Mars inspires us to action and stirs our creative passion through the 23rd.

LEO It is time to hone in on creative fulfillment through career. Your energy and talents need to be expressed more fully and opportunities in this area are coming into focus. You might feel you are bursting at the seams for some creative shift, but don’t take any short cuts. Be as clear as you can be about your goals and what you need for cellular level creative satisfaction. If you can be clear about what you want, then what you want will come to you.

VIRGO Benefic planet Jupiter rolls through your sun sign until September. For now that means the energy of expansion abounds. Keep these energies well harnessed and in balance. Keep your perspective. What are your most important priorities and goals? This is the best time to practice the art of conscious intention and thereby let go of some of those encumbering control issues.

LIBRA Your ruling planet is Venus which is the highlight of the planetary show this month. Energy should be pulsing through your veins when retrograde Venus moves across the face of the Sun on the 8th. Insight and inspiration will be sparked. Retrograde means that we are re-considering ideas or going back over old territory we visited just a couple months earlier.

SCORPIO You are on a roll as the month begins. Things will be heating up as time goes on. The energy of transformation abounds and we all know that is appealing to scorpions. If you could sit down at a drafting table and re-design who you are, what would the new you look like? Think about it while this deliciously intense energy abounds but don’t set yourself.

SAGITTARIUS Wow! Benevolent Jupiter remains in your career house through September. Healer asteroid Chiron occupies your second house of talents and money. Spiritual Neptune occupies your third house of the mind. Things are building toward a crescendo later this year. This month gives you an opportunity to clear away thoughts that might block your optimism and confidence about those approaching changes.

CAPRICORN Healer asteroid Chiron completes its transit of your sun sign over the next nine months and won’t return there for almost 50 years. These nine months are the perfect gestation period for creating a more healthy relationship with your sense of responsibility. Practice easing up on yourself in this department particularly in the area of relationships. The ruler of your sun sign is Saturn which is transiting through your relationships house.

AQUARIUS Healer asteroid Chiron completes its transit of your sun sign over the next nine months and won’t return there for almost 50 years. These nine months are the perfect gestation period for creating a more healthy relationship with your sense of responsibility. Practice easing up on yourself in this department particularly in the area of relationships.

PISCES As the month begins there is some tension between your fourth house of needs/emotions and your tenth house of career/showing up to others. Take a look at how you put the needs and expectations of others above your own needs. Take notes, keep a diary, communicate, be honest to yourself. Get things out in the open. The sky is not going to fall if you define your life on your terms! JUNE 2017 | WWW.WISHESH.COM

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Wishesh magazine june 2017  

Here is the Latest June Edition of Wishesh Magazine. Narendra Modi as a Cover story. Find more Interesting Stories of Fashion, Desi News,...

Wishesh magazine june 2017  

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