NH10

NH10 is an action thriller featuring Anushka Sharma and Neil Bhoopalam. From Bollywood to Parliament we have severe lack of women in strong character in our nation. Actresses mostly play pretty things in Indian society. Anushka Sharma changes that in NH 10.

NH 10 is a story of a business woman with a strong resolve to cut in the man chauvinist society. Anushka Sharma is attacked by a group of organized criminals in the capital city of India, New Delhi. Her husband is hurt that he wasn’t there to help her. They plan a trip. On the way to their destination they encounter honor killing in Haryana. Neil feels obliged to help the desolate girl who is going to be murdered by her kins. In spite of the fact the husband intervenes getting both himself and her in a load of problems.

The rest of the story revolves around how Meera played by Anushka overcomes her newfound travesty.

I was pretty bored with first half of the story. I went to the show with a pretty biased opinion that the film is going to sad depiction of our day to day life. Why would I go watch things that we experience in everyday on the Indian roads. I was pretty sure it’s not going to be Tarantino style ‘the bride deserves her revenge kind of a movie. It turned out to be quite pleasurable in the end.

In the beginning of the film when Meera has to leave party in the middle of the night to go to her office, she is spotted by two guys on a motorcycle. They immediately get in touch with their criminal friends and later they try to catch Meera who luckily escapes. I found this deeply upsetting. There is a thread of reality in this depiction. I have always thought that crimes are often opportunistic but they are not. There is a culture of crime against women in that region.

Crime against women by women is also rampant in the world we live in. The mother of the victim is the person who ordered her execution. How can a women inflict such pain on another woman?

What can we do about it? Government of India banned BBC Storyville’s documentary India’s Daughter. I think one way we can fight against such menace is by discussing these topics publicly. Discussion it until we are able to resolve it. Government have not only failed to make any changes in women safety but they also decided to shutdown any discussion of it. Something that surprised me most is the women in the parliament were crying because of the hurt that the documentary that they have not seen caused them. I think it is the time we all come out and face out demons.

Nexus 7 Writing Station

I am writing this post on a Nexus 7 2012 tablet using a Motorola Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. 2012 model of Nexus 7 has become a little too old to do anything beyond playing Clash of Clans and reading books. Most of all it has lost its charm of the title the best device at the moment. I need to find some ways to re-purpose it.

I thought I could use it as dedicated device to write. There aren’t great apps which I could use for writing journals. I am too scared too keep my data on a tablet which has a high probability of me leaving it anywhere or giving it to friends or family. I can exercise control over my system by using encryption and hiding the files.

I can certainly use this setup to make regular posts on WordPress. I don’t really like on any topic these days. I don’t do research or I don’t proofread my posts. I would like to do that though. It would require me to switch among a few apps like the writer, Chrome, audio and video player, and PDF reader. I want to be able to switch like I do on my system. There are a lot of dedicated keys on this keyboard but it doesn’t quite know how to properly use them. Like I want quickly reach overview and shuffle through apps. This can be tedious because of how mobiles work. Apps aren’t killed unless memory is required by the system. Maybe I could write a small app that would let me shuffle through a selected few apps using Alt+Tab.

I will give it a go for some time.