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  • Gargi: Story and Review

    Gargi a Tamil industry legal drama film starrer Sai Pallavi and Kaali Venkat in the lead roles is directed by Gautham Ramachandran, produced by Blacky, Genie & My Left Foot Productions. It was released on 15 July 2022. --------------------------------------------------Spoiler Warning-------------------------------------------------- Plot Gargi is a school teacher from a struggling family. In her family, her Dad Brahmanandam works as a security guard in an apartment building, her mom who sells Dosa and her younger sister Akshara is in middle school. One night Gargi little sister comes home late and Gargi scold her as now a day's their city is not safe. Akshara told her that while coming to home she was stuck in crowd in the Shanti Apartment. That was the same apartment where her father works as a security guard. Gargi went to that apartment with a friend whose father is also a security guard there. There was police and lot of crowd. After she inquired, she came to know that a 9 year old girl got raped by five men and the fifth man accused was her dad. Gargi is steadfast in her resolve to prove her dad's innocence, as he's her hero, having protected her as a child from a perverted teacher, encouraging her to stand up to such evil. Gargi approches her family friend who is a successful lawyer but he denies to take her case due to the nature of case he can be boycott in legal world. But his assistant, a no-note lawyer, Indrans Kaliaperumal, agrees to represent them as he has no reputation to lose. At the hearing, while questioning the investigating officer, Indrans uncovers that the victim was wrongly medicated with a high dose of barbiturates, thus rendering her testimony (identifying Brahmanandam as the culprit) inadmissible. Further, he meets the victim's dad, who reveals that it was he who made her identify Brahmanandam (certain of his guilt), as she was catatonic with trauma, unable to function at all. All this puts into question the evidence, this enabling him to obtain conditional bail for Brahmanandam. When her dad's colleague, who had earlier claimed to have been at home all day on the fateful day, inadvertently reveals that he, in a drunken stupor, had actually been the first to discover the child lying there, and had alerted Brahmanandam, Gargi starts doubting her dad's claims that he'd been drinking at that time. She confirms her suspicions by visiting the child again and showing her a picture of the 5th culprit. It's revealed, when the child identifies him, that Brahmanandam was indeed the culprit, leading to his arrest and conviction. Gargi takes a moment outside, to quietly come to terms with this horror. As the credits roll, we discover that she and her family have moved on, having reconciled with the victim and her dad. Review Gargi was a controversial movie because of its nature. I personally believe these types of movies are very important for social awareness. It is a must watch movie and mind blowing acting by Sai Pallavi.

  • Earth Day

    Nature can fulfill all needs of humans but can never fulfil their desires As we are no stranger to the fact that Global Warming has became major environmental issue, On Earth day the Nature lovers, organizations, societies helps to spread awareness among all. Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. It occurs on April 22nd every year, It is organized all across the globe to spread awareness for environmental protection. ORIGIN This moment was started by Gaylord Nelson on 22nd April, 1970 in form of environmental education. He got the idea to save the planet after the event of Santa Barbara oil spill, California in 1969. On the very first Earth day, over 20 million Americans gathered and it became biggest modern environmental event. In the decades leading up to the first Earth Day, Americans were consuming vast amounts of leaded gas through massive and inefficient automobiles. Industry belched out smoke and sludge with little fear of the consequences from either the law or bad press. Air pollution was commonly accepted as the smell of prosperity. Until this point, mainstream America remained largely oblivious to environmental concerns and how a polluted environment threatens human health. However, the stage was set for change with the publication of Rachel Carson’s New York Times bestseller Silent Spring in 1962. The book represented a watershed moment, selling more than 500,000 copies in 24 countries as it raised public awareness and concern for living organisms, the environment and the inextricable links between pollution and public health. The name "Earth day" was given by Julian Koenig in 1969, this day was his birthday. The idea was Earth day as in Birth day. Ron cobb an American artist created a logo for this day. The logo contains a figure with an E and O where E stands for environment and O stands for Organism. This logo was released in Los Angeles free press on Nov 7, 1969 and later kept in public domain. Following this event Nature lovers, organizations, groups especially American students started to event marches to prevent oil spills in oceans and sea, throwing garbage in rivers and sea, companies who throw harmful water from factories, cutting trees and destroying forest. Some major themes of previous Earth day are: 2019- Protect our species 2020- Climate action 2021- Restore Our Earth This year 2022 theme is "Invest In Our Planet" Factors which are destroying our nature- Polyethene are most harmful for our nature then also it is widely used everywhere. Cutting trees, making rivers and ponds dirty by throwing garbage has became part of our day to day routine. Low awareness towards topics like human resources taking earth for granted week rules of forest and environment security At last, the real earth day will be when we start preserving earth and its resources for future human civilization.

  • April Fool's Day: origin

    Here are so many stories about how 1st April came to be celebrated as April Fool's Day but the most wide spread origin is about the calendar . In the year 1582, Pope Gregory XIII introduced a new calendar. This calendar started the new year on 1st January but back then info took time to spread as there was no internet or phone back then so many people didn't know about the change in calendar and many who knew about the calendar refused to accept the calendar. These people continue to celebrate new year day on 1st April. The people who had accepted the calendar start making fun of these non believer, they would lead them to believe in things that did not exist or even send them on fool's errands, errands that didn't exist. This harassment evolved to a tradition of playing pranks on 1 April, this then spread to other countries. However April fools has already established in England which didn't switch calendars till 1752 also people were started engaging pranks and lightheartedness around this time of year long before French switched their calendar system such as in case of ancient roman festival o hilarya. Modern celebrations of April fools have slightly different traditions depending in which country you are in but they all has a similar theme of pranking or humiliating individuals. in France they try to tape an image of fish to your back without your noticing, in Portugal they throw flour at you. and in England you're are only suppose to pull jokes until noon if you pull jokes after noon then you were called April fools . In US in Britain popular media outlets and companies have also been involved in the fun. In 1996 Taco bell announced that it has purchased the liberty bell from the city of Philadelphia and was going to rename at Otago liberty bell in 1992 NPR claimed that Richard Nixon will be running again for president, British publication the guardian famously pranked the public in 1977 that when they said there were simi column shaped island in Indian ocean has been discovered this hoax is credited for launching the trend of April fools day pranks by British tabloids. Eventually the new calendar was accepted worldwide but the pranks stayed on. parents, friends, relatives, siblings often play tricks on their loved ones on 1 April all the pranks are harmless fun and not to hurt anyone. they usually end with pranksters shouting April fool and peels of laughter from everywhere. So pranking is a prank of celebration.

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