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25 September 2012

Film Review: Anurag Basu’s Movie Barfi, Starring Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra


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Story of the movie Barfi: 

Barfi is the name of a hearing and speech impaired lead character, played by Ranbir Kapoor in the movie. Barfi’s father, a car driver, was enchanted to see his new born son, who was a beautiful baby boy and named him Murphy, after the brand name of a radio in those days, in the advertisements of which an extremely charming and good looking baby boy was featured.

Young Barfi, being a hearing and speech impaired boy, used to pronounce Murphy as Barfi and eventually everybody started calling him Barfi. He grew up into a jolly, prankster and a man with extremely quick reflexes. His mind acted fast and his body moved yet so very faster. His mannerisms and body language made all the onlookers giggle surging the atmosphere high in spirits. 

Barfi fell in love with a girl Shruti, played by Ileana DCruz, who was already engaged and later married to her fiancée. Shruti, always missed Barfi, in spite of having married to a handsome and wealthy person. She even left her husband’s home, in the end of the film, for a reunion with Barfi. 

Meanwhile, another girl Jhilmil, played by Priyanka Chopra, with partial handicap of autism* enters Barfi’s life. Jhilmil is the granddaughter of a millionaire, played by Arun Bali who loves her so much so that he nominates her to inherit his property rather than his own offspring. Jhilmil’s grandpa is sick and bed ridden whereas her parents are insensitive and page-3 socialites, who opted for keeping their daughter Jhilmil in an Orphanage. 

Barfi, comes in contact with Jhilmil through his father who was employed as a driver in Jhilmil’s family. Barfi and Jhilmil both having a handicap of their own, develop intimacy and later on a stronger bond with each other. 

The film ends with the reunion of Barfi, Jhilmil and Shruti in their old age when Barfi dies and Jhilmil accompanies in his last journey. 


The grownup Murphy baby 'Kagyur Tulku Rinpoche' 
married to Mandakini

Movie Review:   

Barfi is an excellent movie for cine-goers to watch it once and enjoy the comedy and pranks of Ranbir Kapoor, associated with loud sound effects and pretty fast successive action shots with expert cinematography and editing.  Direction, cinematography and editing are excellent. Sound could have been balanced in a better way and making the dialogues more audible. The film is excellent and a ‘must see’ creation. 

Basically, Barfi is a comedy movie; nevertheless, the writer-cum -director Anurag Basu has added two more genres that are ‘the first love syndrome’ and ‘the social neglect of an autism* patient’. Comedy, love and handicap are three huge subjects that cannot go simultaneously in making a film. Any two, of course, had to be there for making a worthwhile story and showing an impressive climax. 

Anurag Basu has blended these three genres and made a very complex story for a movie. There are repetitions of fast action shots, offbeat sequences of events and extra prolonged story. Because of all these, many times, I could not understand the incidents, time sequences and reasoning attached to them. 

The last shot shown in the movie is that of the marriage of Barfi and Jhilmil. It obviously appears that this shot has been deliberately shown after the death of Barfi and Jhilmil for covering up the sad scene of their death, giving a happy ending.  

In fact the story did not require to show Barfi, Jhilmil and Shruti growing too very old and above all, showing the death of Barfi and Jhilmil. It was just not required to show all three stages of life… the young age, the middle age and the old age of the lead characters in a film. The story could have done well by showing the characters up to their middle age only. 

                        The Murphy Baby

Role of the characters and stars:

I think that the role of Priyanka Chopra should have been a bit longer and that of Ileana DCruz could have been cut short. The first love syndrome involving Ileana DCruz was not worth prolonging to the extent of the climax of the film. This syndrome has been excessively stretched and even Shruti’s mother Roopa Ganguly has been shown suffering from the same syndrome. The role of Priyanka Copra deserved to be at least 1 ½ times the existing one. 

Pretty more interaction between Priyanka and Ranbir could have been shown and the mutual feelings of the two handicapped people involved in lust-less love could have been portrayed. Barfi could have been a story dedicated to the leading pair of Priyanka and Ranbir with a short prelude of that of Ileana DCruz. 

Ranbir has given his best and lived the character of Barfi live. Even the sign language used by him and the occasional minimal speech were perfect to the hilt. Priyanka did not get adequate opportunity to perform and dominate the show as the leading lady. On the other hand Ileana DCruz has got better opportunity to show off her beauty and talent. All other actors did very well.

The Oscar Nomination:

Film Federation of India has selected Barfi as an entry to the Oscars in the foreign language category. It would be better if the director re-edit the current version of the film for making it compatible for Oscars. However, it depends on whether or not the commercial version of a film is permitted to be edited and the Director feels the necessity for the same. 

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Banner: UTV Motion Pictures; Ishana Movies
Released on: 14 Sep 2012
Genre: Comedy
Producer: Siddharth Roy Kapur; Ronnie Screwvala
Star Cast
  1. Ranbir Kapoor.... Barfi
  2. Priyanka Chopra.... Jhilmil Chatterjee
  3. Ileana DCruz.... Shruti
  4. Akash Khurana.... Barfi's Father
  5. Sumona Chakravarti.... Shruti's Friend
  6. Ashish Vidyarthi.... Jhilmil's Father
  7. Roopa Ganguly.... Shruti's Mother
  8. Jishu Sengupta.... Ranjeet Sengupta
  9. Haradhan Bandopadhyay.... Dadu
  10. Saurabh Shukla.... Sudhanshu Dutta
  11. Arun Bali.... Jhilmil's Grandfather
  12. Uday Tikekar.... Shruti's Father
  13. Rajeev Mishra.... Sudhanshu Dutta's Assistant
  14. Kenny Desai.... Senior Police Inspector
Story / Direction: Anurag Basu
Costume Designers: Aki Narula;  Shefalina
Music Director: Pritam Chakraborty
Singers: Mohit Chauhan; Swanand Kirkire; Sunidhi Chauhan; Papon; Arijit Singh; Rekha Bhardwaj; Shafqat Amanat Ali; Nikhil Paul George
Lyricist: Swanand Kirkire; Neelesh Misra; Ashish Pandit; Sayeed Quadri
Editor: Akiv Ali
Cinematography: Ravi Varma
Dialogue: Sanjeev Dutta

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*What is autism? … Answer: Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder. Its symptoms include differences and disabilities in many areas including social communication skills, fine and gross motor skills, and sometimes intellectual skills. 
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22 September 2012

Beggar shares alms with poor girls in Gujarat , India:


            Khimji Bhai Prajapati

Written on 27 June 2010

© Harish Jharia

A beggar Khimjibhai Prajapati, 64 in Mehsana begs outside the Simandhar Swami Jain Temple. He earns livelihood for himself that consists of two square meals a day and some money that he sends for his ailing wife in Rajkot. 

Earlier, Khimjibhai used to run temporary tea stalls on pavements in Rajkot but he had to shut down the same due to price rise and resultant losses and eventually resorted to begging for his survival in Mehsana. 

He has a passion for helping starving poor with food bought out of the alms he collects while begging. He recently donated clothes to some orphan girls of a school (Shrimati Kesarbai Kilachand School for the Deaf) and caught attention of the trusty of that institution. 

The media also rushed to the poor beggar and published this story in The Times of India, dated 27 June 2010.

This is a great act of charity done by someone who himself goes around for asking alms from others. On the other hand we are worried for money, all the time, even if we have treasures in our pockets. Let us learn lessons form Khimjibhai Prajapati and I am sure that most of our stresses will vanish. 

My salutes to you...  Khimji Bhai Prajapati...

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India among the poorest in the world: Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) finds 8 Indian states poorer than the poorest in the world:

Written on 12 July 2010

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© Harish Jharia                               

I recently traveled Narsinghpur, Jabalpur and Mandla districts of the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. I happened to see the people in the interior villages, living down-to-earth simple lives unaware of the fact that their standard of living is in fact termed as ‘stark poverty’ in global context. 

Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative have developed a new theory, called “Multidimensional Poverty Index” (MPI). They in association with UNDP have conducted extensive studies based on MPI, on poverty prevailing in the underdeveloped and developing countries across the world. 

The study has revealed that the people of 8 Indian states (421 million) are poorer than the poorest believed to be living in the 26 poorest African nations (410 million). If the above report is considered true, the following Indian states are the domains of the poorest in the world:

1. Bihar
2. Chhattisgarh
3. Jharkhand
4. Madhya Pradesh
5. Orissa
6. Rajasthan
7. Uttar Pradesh
8. West Bengal

Here is the time when we should stop living in a self created dreamland and boast of being a developing nation expected to be a global power. We should rather concentrate our attention on eradication of poverty from India. 

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Social Discrimination: A Huge Population of Indian Citizens are Still Treated as Outcast Untouchables

Written on 1 August 2010


© Harish Jharia

Nearly 85-odd students of primary schools at Jasapur, Jhinjhak village, near Kanpur, refused to eat mid-day meal because the food was cooked by lower cast cooks. The students and their parents resorted to boycotting class as they did not tolerate dalit cooks appointed by the government. This protest continued until the cooks were removed from their jobs.

according to some press reports the UP Government paves way for upper caste candidates by relaxing conditions of compulsory recruitment of dalit candidates on these posts. 

After incidents of boycott of midday meals by upper caste students, prepared by so called lower-caste cooks, the UP government appears to have abruptly gone soft on its pro-dalit agenda. The authorities have changed the recruitment specifications for midday meal cooks by replacing “compulsory' appointment of SCs, STs and OBCs” with “preference should be given to members from these communities”. 

India boasts of being one of the most literate nations in the world and claims to be the next global super power. Yet, if the widespread rampant social discrimination based on casts is any indication, then this claim appears to be merely a hollow self appreciation. If social discrimination is prolonged for generations after generations that might result in mass movements and aggressive revolutions by the downtrodden and deprived citizens of the largest democracy on this planet.

Such revolutions usually end up in extremism and might go to the extent of social divides based on caste, creed and language. The trifurcation of British India into independent India, Pakistan and East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) at the time of transfer of power in the Indian subcontinent is a burning example of extreme religious intolerance and the worst kind of non-secular politics.

India is the largest democracy in the world and this fact has been accepted globally. Now we are accountable to the world community for convincing them that we are not ‘far’ the people… ‘off’ the people… and ‘bye’ the people. We will have to refine the social order prevailing in our country and prove to the world that we are the real democracy. 

Read about dalits converted to other religions: 
  1. Indian Dalits find no refuge from caste in Christianity
  2. Muslim Castes and Communities of India
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Communal Politics in India: Caste Based Census Being Conducted:

  Members of 'मेरी जात हिन्दुस्तानी' demonstrating 
               against caste-based census
             at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi 

© Harish Jharia

Written on: 11 August 2010

It is almost certain for the census officials to ask castes of the Indian citizens while doing the survey for the ongoing census in India. The activities in the Indian parliament for the past many months reveal that the MPs belonging to other backward casts (OBC) have been struggling hard for caste based census. Their purpose of doing so is to prove that the Indian population consists of 50% OBCs. 

It is relevant to mention here that the major percentage of seats for education and jobs have been reserved for the scheduled casts (SC) and tribes (ST), ever since the constitution of the Indian union was approved. SCs and STs were provided protection in the constitution because the casts falling under theses categories were socially discriminated, oppressed and abused for centuries. People belonging to these casts were treated as ‘untouchables’ and were not even permitted to draw water from community wells or ponds. Names of some casts are even used as abuses by upper cast people.

In fact Indian society has been distinctly divided into two categories that are ‘lower casts’ comprising of SCs and STs and the rest of the casts that are called ‘upper casts’. The people of lower casts are considered and treated as so very inferior that they will never declare their casts voluntarily that they belong to a socially condemned category. Hence the cast based census will definitely fail to record the correct statistics of the population belonging to SCs and STs.

On the other hand the people belonging to OBC categories are inclusive of the big landlords and village heads who feel proud in declaring their castes. They own enormous properties, political powers and luxuries like farmhouses, cars ETC. In the ongoing caste based census the people belonging to OBC will definitely score the highest in statistics and achieve the figure of 50% that they are claiming.

In view of the above and based on the United Nations observations in 2007 we need to follow certain remedial measures in order to rectify our global image as far as social and civic democracy is concerned. They are as follows:
  • stop cast based census
  • take solid and dedicated measures to remove poverty and untouchability from rural India
  • remove the cast tags from Indian citizens as it is undemocratic and against the Indian constitution
  • take disciplinary / criminal actions against government officials, ministers and politicians who spread cast based discrimination
  • impose strict control on Khap Panchayats dominated by wealthy farmers, who practice social discrimination against so called dalit Hindus 
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20 September 2012

Indian Films, TV and NGOs are the unilateral friends of Pakistan:

                Pakistani Filmstar Vina Malik

- Harish Jharia

Ever since the British declared independence to the countries in the Indian subcontinent, 63 years back; the relations between India and Pakistan continued to be tense. Both the countries indulged in many wars and wasted scarce national resources and human lives. At the same time Pakistan resorted to encourage terrorism against India and initiated a passive war against her. This terrorism was sponsored by the Pakistan army in the guise of supporting ‘jehaad’ (struggle for independence) in Kashmir. Nevertheless, their policy of passive proxy war backfired and today Pakistan herself has become the worst target of terrorists that were initially sponsored by her.   

Pakistan authorities keep branding India as the biggest threat to their country and now they have gone to the extent of comparing India with terrorism. In all, Pakistan leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of spreading hatred against India among their people and world over. 

In spite of all that, Indian film industry, TV channels and some NGOs keep striving hard to promote Pakistani artists and Indo-Pak friendship. This philosophy appears to be more commercial rather than a social or humane effort. It is quite evident that Indian showbiz and cultural bodies are more interested in earning revenues out of Indo-Pak showoffs rather than seriously bringing both the countries to a common platform for resolving long pending serious issues. 


Pakistan born Bollywood singer Atif Aslam leads 
Pakistan team of singers in ongoing TV reality show 
Sur-Kshetra (in tune of Kurukshetra of Mahabharat)

Indian TV channels are inviting Pakistani artists for earning profits and increasing their TRP at the cost of Indian national pride. In addition to that they are depriving Indian artists who would have been appearing on TV screens and earned name fame and fortune that have been diverted to Pakistani artists. Similar policies have been adapted by Indian film industry also where Pakistani artists sign huge contracts with Indian film production houses thereby depriving Indian artists, music directors and singers of the expected revenues that they might have earned. Such practices also result in losing Indian currency to Pakistan that could have been held back in India for Indians. 

The following are some of the Pakistani singers who have established themselves as Bollywood singers just because of the unilateral choice of Indian music directors and Indian film producers. Titles of their tracks and films are also mentioned along-with them:
  1. Atif Aslam: ‘Woh Lamhe’ for Zeher;  ‘Tere Bin’; ‘Pehli Nazar Main’; ‘Tera Honay Laga Hoon’;  ‘Tu Jaane Na’ 
  2. Rahat Fateh Ali Khan: Om Shanti Om, Singh is King, Namaste London, Aaja Nachle, Billu Barber, Love Aajkal, My Name Is Khan, I Hate Luv Stories, We Are Family, Dabangg and many others. 
  3. Shafqat Amanat Ali: ‘Mitwa’ from Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna;  ‘Yeh Hosla’ for Dor, Hello Mumbai;  Aashayen, Bin Tere’ for I Hate Luv Storys
  4. Ali Zafar: Tere Bin Laden Ali acted in the movie as the lead and sung four songs of Tere Bin Laden; ‘I Love Amreeka’, ‘Ullu Da Patha’ and ‘Welcome To Amreeka’; ‘Bus Ek Soch’ is truly Ali’s own composition.
  5. Shehzad Roy: ‘Bullshit’… Khatta Meetha.
This happens only in India...

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Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010: difference between United Kingdom, Great Britain, Northern Ireland and England... participating individually in sports events


- Harish Jharia 

    Flag of United Kingdom*

In fact, the official name of the country is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." The United Kingdom is a country that consists of the following big islands:
  1. Great Britain 
  2. Northern Ireland. 
Flag of Northern Ireland*

Great Britain: Great Britain is the name of the island northwest of France and east of Ireland that consists of three somewhat autonomous regions as follows: 
  1. England
  2. Wales 
  3. Scotland
           Flag of England*


 
              Flag of Wales*

             Flag of Scotland*

England: Eventually, England is a part of Great Britain, which is part of the United Kingdom (UK) that includes England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. 
England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland are not countries whereas the United Kingdom is. 
The remaining portion of the island of Ireland (that which is not the U.K.'s Northern Ireland) is an independent country called the Republic of Ireland (Eire).

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19 September 2012

T20 World Cup 2012 Hosted by Sri Lanka: Schedule of matches and Team India players

                 Click on the image to enlarge

- Harish Jharia 

Team India: 
MS Dhoni (captain), Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Piyush Chawla, Gautam Gambhir, Suresh Raina, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Manoj Tiwary, Irfan Pathan, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, L Balaji, Harbhajan Singh, Ashok Dinda

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Initial Groups:
Group A – England, India, Afghanistan
Group B – Australia, West Indies, Ireland
Group C – Sri Lanka, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Group D – Pakistan, New Zealand, Bangladesh

Super Eight Groups:
Group 1 – A1, B2, C1, D2
Group 2 – A2, B1, C2, D1
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Match Schedule: 
  1. Tue Sep 18: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group C; 1st T20 - Sri Lanka vs Zimbabwe; Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
  2. Wed Sep 19: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Group B : 2nd T20 - Australia vs Ireland; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  3. Wed Sep 19: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group A : 3rd T20 - India vs Afghanistan; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  4. Thu Sep 20: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group C : 4th T20 - South Africa vs Zimbabwe; Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
  5. Fri Sep 21: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Group D : 5th T20 - New Zealand vs Bangladesh; Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  6. Fri Sep 21: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group A : 6th T20 - England vs Afghanistan; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  7. Sat Sep 22: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT Group C: 7th T20 - Sri Lanka vs South Africa; Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, Hambantota
  8. Sat Sep 22: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group B : 8th T20 - Australia vs West Indies; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  9. Sun Sep 23: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Group D; 9th T20 - New Zealand vs Pakistan; Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  10. Sun Sep 23: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group A : 10th T20 - England vs India; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  11. Mon Sep 24: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group B : 11th T20 - West Indies vs Ireland; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  12. Tue Sep 25: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Group D : 12th T20 - Bangladesh vs Pakistan; Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  13. Thu Sep 27: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 1 : 13th T20 - TBC vs TBC (C1 v D2); Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  14. Thu Sep 27: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 1 : 14th T20 - TBC vs TBC (A1 v B2); Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  15. Fri Sep 28: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 2 : 15th T20 - TBC vs TBC (D1 v C2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  16. Fri Sep 28: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 2 : 16th T20 - TBC vs TBC (B1 v A2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  17. Sat Sep 29: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 1 : 17th T20 - TBC vs TBC (A1 v D2); Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  18. Sat Sep 29: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 1 : 18th T20 - TBC vs TBC (C1 v B2); Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  19. Sun Sep 30: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 2 : 19th T20 - TBC vs TBC (B1 v C2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  20. Sun Sep 30: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 2 : 20th T20 - TBC vs TBC (D1 v A2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  21. Mon Oct 1: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 1 : 21st T20 - TBC vs TBC (B2 v D2); Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  22. Mon Oct 1: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT Super Eights, Group 1 : 22nd T20 - TBC vs TBC (A1 v C1); Pallekele Cricket Stadium, Kandy
  23. Tue Oct 2: 15:30 local | 10:00 GMT Super Eights, Group 2 : 23rd T20 - TBC vs TBC (B1 v D1); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  24. Tue Oct 2: 19:30 local | 14:00 GMT; Super Eights, Group 2 : 24th T20 - TBC vs TBC (A2 v C2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  25. Thu Oct 4: 19:00 local | 13:30 GMT; 1st Semi Final T20 - TBC vs TBC (SE Group-1 1 v SE Group-2 2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  26. Fri Oct 5: 19:00 local | 13:30 GMT; 2nd Semi Final T20 - TBC vs TBC (SE Group-2 1 v SE Group-1 2); R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
  27. Sun Oct 7: 19:00 local | 13:30 GMT Final T20 - TBC vs TBC; R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
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18 September 2012

Editors Page: Thanks Giving to the Visitors from the United States USA


New Delhi, India, 19 September 2012


Hello dear visitors from the United States,

I opened my Blog ‘Discover Life’ today at 11:11 am in India and was overwhelmed to see that there were 15 visitors online at a time. I was yet more enchanted to notice that all the 15 visitors were from the United States USA. 

Total visitors on ‘Discover Life’ in the last 11 plus hours were 136. Out of which the visitors from the USA were 108, from India 13 and others from rest of the world. 

I could not believe on my eyes when I found that there were 100 visitors from Ashburn, VA out of the total 108 US visitors from the US. It is a coincidence that Ashburn is the place where I stay for months together on my trips to the USA. 

I thank the visitors from the United States and especially those from Ashburn, VA, from the core of my heart for their interest shown in my blog ‘Discover Life’. Thanks indeed and may god bless you all. 


Unforgettable moments at Ashburn Golf Course


Please Keep Visiting ‘Discover Life’…

Thanks indeed

Harish Jharia 
Discover Life

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17 September 2012

A Different Bigg Boss Season- 6: Salman Khan Invites Common People to Join the Bigg Boss House Inmates as Contestants

Bigg Boss Season- 6: Alag Chhe!
बिग बॉस सीज़न- ६: अलग छे!
अलग छे = It's different

 Salman Khan the Bigg Boss- 6 Host

- Harish Jharia 

Bigg Boss is back with an assorted blend of emotion, drama, fun and entertainment. Housing celebrities, mostly strangers to one another, from different walks of life, locked in a house, for 90 days… watched by 63 cameras following their activities 24 x 7 is a different life worth experiencing by inmates and watching by TV viewers. 

This season is not going to be just about celebrities but also about the ‘aam aadmi’ (common man); who will join the exclusive band of people with name fame and fortune.   

In addition to the human inmates there are going to be two charming and lively houseguests…  a fish, 'O Fish' and , 'Radhe', a talking Macaw parrot to give company to the housemates and make their stagnated lives colorful.

The new edition of Bigg Boss-6 is going to be aired at a family-friendly timeslot of 9 pm, from Sunday to Monday starting 7 October 2012. 

Do you want to be a contestant on Bigg Boss Season- 6 this year? 
If yes, click on the following link and knock at the door of Bigg Boss House: 

Click on the following image:

Link to the official website of Bigg Boss Season- 6: 
URL: http://colors.in.com/in/biggboss/ 

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16 September 2012

Editors Page: Visitors to ‘Discover Life Site ‘in Alphabetical Order since 27 July 2012

                  Aizawl, Mizoram, India

                    Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

       Hasan-II Mosque, Casablanca, Morocco

- Harish Jharia

Here are some of the countries from where our readers visited Discover Life Site from 27 July 2012 to 16 September 2012
  1. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 
  2. Agartala, Tripura, India 
  3. Agra, Uttar, India 
  4. Ahmadabad, Gujarat, India 
  5. Aizawl, Mizoram, India 
  6. Ajmer, Rajasthan, India 
  7. Alexandria, Virginia, United States 
  8. Algorta, Pais Vasco, Spain 
  9. Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India 
  10. Alwar, Rajasthan; India 
  11. Ambala, Haryana, India 
  12. Amravati, Maharashtra, India 
  13. Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  14. Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium 
  15. Arlington, Texas,  United States
  16. Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  17. Attock, Punjab, Pakistan 
  18. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India 
  19. Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India 
  20. Baarn, Utrecht, Netherlands
  21. Balanga, Bataan, Philippines
  22. Baltimore, Maryland, United States 
  23. Bangkok, Krung Thep, Thailand 
  24. Beirut, Beyrouth, Laban 
  25. Belgrade, Serbia 
  26. Bellaire, Ohio, United States
  27. Bellary, Karnataka, India 
  28. Berlin, Germany 
  29. Bern, Switzerland 
  30. Binh Duong, Quang Nam-Da Nang, Vietnam 
  31. Birmingham, United Kingdom 
  32. Bistrita, Bistrita-Nasaud, Romania 
  33. Blanca, Colorado, United States 
  34. Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa 
  35. Bochum, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
  36. Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia 
  37. Brabrand, Midtjyllen, Denmark 
  38. Bremen, Germany 
  39. Bristol, United Kingdom 
  40. Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina 
  41. Buting, Rizal, Philippines
  42. Cabanatuan, Philippines 
  43. Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt 
  44. Calicut, Kerala, India 
  45. Camponogara, Veneto, Italy 
  46. Canmore, Alberta, Canada 
  47. Casablanca, Morocco 
  48. Central District, Hong Kong 
  49. Chandler, Arizona, United States 
  50. Chicago, Illinois, United States 
  51. Chicalim, Goa, India 
  52. Christchurch, New Zealand 
  53. Cliffside Park, New Jersey, United States 
  54. Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India 
  55. Congers, New York, United States 
  56. Crystal Lake, United states
  57. Cuttack, Orissa, India 
  58. Dadiangas, General Santos, Philippines 
  59. Daegu, Taegu-jikhalsi, South Korea 
  60. Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
  61. Davao, Davao City, Philippines 
  62. Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
  63. Denizli, Turkey 
  64. Dhaka, Bangladesh 
  65. Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 
  66. Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar
  67. Downey, California, United States 
  68. Durango, Maxico 
  69. Ede, Gelderland, Netherlands 
  70. Erode, Tamil Nadu, India 
  71. Espérance, Moka, Mauritious
  72. Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan
  73. Falls Church, Virginia, United States
  74. Ferndale, Michigan, United States 
  75. Firozpur, Punjab, India 
  76. Franca, Sao Paulo, Poland 
  77. Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen, Germany 
  78. Gainesville, Florida, United States 
  79. Garland, Texas, United States 
  80. Gjøvik, Oppland, Norway 
  81. Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom 
  82. Glil Yam, Tel Aviv, Israel 
  83. Greenville, North Carolina, United States 
  84. Groningen, Netherlands 
  85. Guatemala City, Guatemala 
  86. Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom 
  87. Gulbarga, Karnataka, India 
  88. Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  89. Guwahati, Assam, India 
  90. Hammond, Louisiana, India 
  91. Hanoi, Dac Lac, Vietnam 
  92. Haridwar, Uttaranchal, India 
  93. Herndon, Virginia, United States 
  94. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, United States 
  95. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 
  96. Horana, Sri Lanka  
  97. Hungary
  98. Iowa City, Iowa, United States 
  99. Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia 
  100. Iserlohn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
  101. Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia 
  102. Jalpaiguri, West Bengal, India 
  103. Jambi, Indonesia 
  104. Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India 
  105. Jiddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia 
  106. Jimboomba, Queensland, Australia 
  107. Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
  108. Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States 
  109. Karachi, Sindh, India 
  110. Kasba Bou Hamira, Ben Slimane, Morocco 
  111. Kaul, Haryana, India 
  112. Keighley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom 
  113. Kochi, Kerala, India 
  114. Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
  115. Kottayam, Kerala, India 
  116. Kowloon, Hong Kong 
  117. Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia 
  118. Kuwait, Al Kuwayt, Kuwait 
  119. Lagos, Portugal 
  120. Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan
  121. Lam Tin, Hong Kong  
  122. Lárisa, Larisa, Greece
  123. Larka, Sindh, Pakistan 
  124. Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan 
  125. Larkana, Sindh, Pakistan 
  126. Latham, New York, United states
  127. Laurel, Maryland, United States 
  128. League City, Texas, United States
  129. Lebanon 
  130. Lemesos, Limassol, Cyprus 
  131. Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium
  132. Lithia, Florida, United States 
  133. Little Rock, Arkansas, United States 
  134. Longueuil, Quebec, Canada 
  135. Longview, Texas, United States 
  136. Louisville, Kentucky, United States 
  137. Lufkin, Texas, United States 
  138. Mackay, Queensland, Australia 
  139. Madrid, Spain 
  140. Mahesana, Gujarat, India 
  141. Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom 
  142. Makati, Manila, Philippines 
  143. Malang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia 
  144. Malden, Massachusetts, United States 
  145. Male, Maldives 
  146. Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain 
  147. Mangaluru, Karnataka, India 
  148. Mantova, Veneto, Italy
  149. Martinsville, Virginia, United States 
  150. Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia 
  151. Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia 
  152. Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 
  153. Mentone, Victoria, Australia 
  154. Mercer Island, Washington, United States 
  155. Mesquite, Texas, United States 
  156. Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico
  157. Miami, Florida, United States 
  158. Milan, Lombardia, Italy 
  159. Mississauga, Ontario, Canada 
  160. Monthey Valais Switzerland
  161. Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India 
  162. Mountain View, California, United States 
  163. Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India 
  164. Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India 
  165. Nagpur, Maharashtra, India 
  166. Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya 
  167. Nantou, Tai-wan
  168. Nanuet, New York, United States
  169. Naperville, Illinois, United States 
  170. Nasik, Maharashtra, India 
  171. Nelson, British Columbia, Canada 
  172. Nichelino, Piemonte, Italy 
  173. Nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  174. Northville, Michigan, United States 
  175. Norway, 
  176. Nottingham, United States 
  177. Nutley, New Jersey, United States 
  178. Oakland, California, United States 
  179. Oakville, Ontario, Canada
  180. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States 
  181. Orem, Utah, United States
  182. Osseo, Minnesota, United States
  183. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  184. Oud-beijerland, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands 
  185. Pabianice, Lodzkie, Poland 
  186. Palhoça, Santa Catarina, Brazil 
  187. Palos Heights, Illinois, United States 
  188. Panama, Rpublic of Panama 
  189. Paradip, Orissa, India 
  190. Pattambi, Kerala, India 
  191. Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia 
  192. Pennington, New Jersey, United States 
  193. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  194. Pianiga, Veneto, Italy 
  195. Pilani, Rajasthan, India 
  196. Pittsfield, Massachusetts, United States 
  197. Pondicherry, Puducherry, India 
  198. Portland, Oregon, United States 
  199. Purcellville, Virginia, United states 
  200. Pyrmont, New South Wales, Australia 
  201. Quatre Bornes, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius 
  202. Quebec, Canada 
  203. Quezon City, Philippines 
  204. Rajkot, Gujarat, India 
  205. Ranchi, Jharkhand, India 
  206. Raymond Terrace, New South Wales, Australia 
  207. Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil 
  208. Riga, Latvia 
  209. Riyadh, Ar Riyad, Saudi Arabia 
  210. Rome, Lazio, Italy 
  211. Round Rock, Texas, United States 
  212. Rupnagar, Punjab, India 
  213. Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia 
  214. San Francisco, California, United States 
  215. San Jose, California, United States 
  216. San Leandro, California, United States 
  217. San Leandro, California, United States 
  218. San Ramon, California, United States 
  219. Santa Clara, California, Santa Clara 
  220. Santa Cruz De Tenerife, Canarias, Spain 
  221. São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil 
  222. Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  223. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  224. Sattur, Tamil Nadu, India 
  225. Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
  226. Schaffhausen, Switzerland 
  227. Seattle, Washington, United States 
  228. Selam, Tamil Nadu, India 
  229. Senawang, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia 
  230. Seneca, South Carolina, United States 
  231. Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia 
  232. Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 
  233. Shiliguri, West Bengal, India 
  234. Siegen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 
  235. Silchar, Assam, India 
  236. Singapore, Singapore
  237. Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, india
  238. Skien, Telemark, Norway
  239. Solon, Himachal Pradesh’ India 
  240. Southbridge, Massachusetts, United States 
  241. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India 
  242. Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden 
  243. Sukkur, Sindh, Pakistan 
  244. Sunnyvale, California, United States 
  245. Surat, Gujarat, India 
  246. Suva, Central, Fiji 
  247. Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 
  248. Szczecin, Zachodniopomorskie, Poland 
  249. Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, Iran 
  250. Tampa, Florida, United States 
  251. Tbilisi, Dushetis Raioni, Georgia 
  252. Tengah, Sulawesi Tengah, Indonesia 
  253. Tezpur, Assam, India 
  254. Thana, Maharashtra, India 
  255. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India 
  256. Thrissur, Kerala, India 
  257. Tiruchchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India 
  258. Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu, India 
  259. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  260. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  261. Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France 
  262. Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States 
  263. Udaipur, Rajasthan. India 
  264. Udupi, Karnataka, India 
  265. Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 
  266. Valencia, California, United States 
  267. Van Buren, Arkansas, United States 
  268. Vankleek Hill, Ontario, Canada
  269. Vapi, Daman and Diu, India 
  270. Vasai, Maharashtra, India 
  271. Velluru, Tamil Nadu, India 
  272. Venetia, Pennsylvania, United States 
  273. Vevey Vaud, Switzerland
  274. Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
  275. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  276. Wahran, Oran, Algeria 
  277. Warangal, Andhra Pradesh, India 
  278. West Covina, California, United States 
  279. Wilmington, Delaware, United States 
  280. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 
  281. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  282. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  283. Zagazig, Sharkeya, Egypt
  284. Zbaszynek, Lubuskie, Poland
  285. Zilina, Slovakia 
  286. Zimmerman, Minnesota, United States 
  287. Zug, Switzerland
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