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Sabarimala Row: SC To Hear Petitions in Open Court on 22 January

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 13 November, agreed to hear review petitions against its verdict, which lifted the ban on entry of women of all ages into the temple at Sabarimala, on 22 January 2019. The order also states that there is no stay on the court’s previous verdict.

A five-judge bench comprising CJI Ranjan Gogoi, and Justices Rohinton Fali Nariman, AM Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra decided the date for the hearing of the petitions.

On 28 September, a five-judge Constitution Bench headed by then Chief Justice Dipak Misra, in its 4:1 verdict, had paved the way for entry of women of all ages into the Sabarimala temple saying that the ban amounted to gender discrimination.

  • Besides these pleas, four separate writ petitions seeking review of the verdict are also slated to come up for hearing in the open court
  • In a 4:1 verdict, the Supreme Court had granted women of all age groups entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple in September
  • The apex court’s judgement has led to protests and counter-protests at the hill-top shrine in Kerala

No Stay on Court’s Previous Order

The order stated that there is no stay of the judgment and order of this Court dated 28th September, 2018.

Thanthri Family Head Welcomes SC’s Decision

Sabarimala thanthri family head Kandararu Rajeevaru has told reports that he welcomes the SC’s decision to hear arguments in open court, The News Minute reported.

Basis of Prohibition Was Physiological Nature of Women

The petitioners pointed out that Court wrongly concluded that the basis of prohibition was physiological nature of women, Live Law reported.

According to the review petitioners,the practise was rooted in the “naishtika brahmachari” character of deity, as per which the deity cannot be in the presence of women. The practise is therefore not derogatory to the dignity of women.

SC to Hear Review Petitions on 22 January

The Supreme Court on Tuesday, 13 November, agreed to hear review petitions against its verdict, which lifted the ban on entry of women of all ages, on 22 January 2019.

SC Begins Hearing Review Petitions

The Supreme Court has begun hearing a batch of petitions on Tuesday, 13 November, seeking recall of the verdict delivered by the top court on 28 September allowing women of all ages to enter Lord Ayyappa’s temple at Sabarimala.

SC to Hear Writ Petitions After Review Petitions

Supreme Court says, “We will consider the writ petitions after the disposal of review petitions at 3 PM today.”

Kerala Govt Files Preliminary Objection Plea

Kerala government has opposed a plea seeking ban on entry of non-Hindus in Sabarimala Temple and stated before the Kerala High Court that temple is “secular” and said that entry of devotees based on their religion cannot be prohibited.

According to LiveLaw, State Attorney KV Sohan filed the preliminary objection on Monday, 12 November, which stated, “It is a historically accepted fact that Sabarimala is a secular temple where entry of devotees is not restricted on the ground of any caste or religion.”

What Does the Petition Say?

A plea filed by National Ayyappa Devotees Association (NADA), which has sought review of the verdict, had said:

“The notion that the judgment under review is revolutionary, one which removes the stigma or the concept of dirt or pollution associated with menstruation, is unfounded. It is a judgment welcomed by hypocrites who were aspiring for media headlines. On the merits of the case, as well, the said judgment is absolutely untenable and irrational, if not perverse.”

Besides the Association, several other petitions including one by Nair Service Society (NSS), have been filed against the apex court verdict.

The NSS had said in the plea that as the deity is a ‘Naistika Brahmachari’, females below the age of 10 and after the age of 50 years are eligible to worship him and there is no practice of excluding worship by females.

“Hence, the delay or wait for 40 years to worship cannot be considered as exclusionary and it is an error of law on the face of the judgement,” the plea had said.

(Source: PTI)

SC to Hear Review Petitions on Tuesday

A batch of 48 petitions seeking review of the judgment would be taken up for consideration in-chamber by a bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices RF Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, DY Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra.

Besides these pleas, four separate petitions seeking review of the verdict are also slated to come up for hearing in the open court before a bench comprising CJI Gogoi and Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and KM Joseph.

The apex court’s judgement has led to protests and counter-protests at the hill-top shrine in Kerala.

The top court had on 9 October declined an urgent hearing on the review plea filed by an association which had contended that the five-judge Constitution bench’s verdict lifting the ban was “absolutely untenable and irrational”.

Later, the court had said that it would consider the review pleas on 13 November.

 

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Game of Thrones season eight episode five, review

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Game of Thrones has continuously been liable to a dramatic penultimate episode – Ned Stark losing his head, blackwaterbay beneath siege, the Red Wedding, thus on – and therefore the final season is not any exception. Here, when episodes that have flirted with the Targaryen lunacy stirring in Daenerys, she goes full Mad Queen, burning down half King’s Landing, together with eight seasons of character development and any likelihood of redemption.
With Miguel Sapochnik, who helmed the battles of each bastards and Winterfell, back on directional duties, it absolutely was clear that “The Bells” was continuously visiting be a punch drunk action film brawl. He incorporates a talent for creating violence appear, well, violent, from the muddy crush that swallowed Ramsay Bolton to the fiery gloom of “The Long Night”. it’s fitting maybe that his abilities here are deployed towards the incorrect end: to focus in on the civilian horror of a idly even holocaust. there’s very little joy found within the ring of steel on steel, simply shot when shot of the immolated residents of King’s Landing, in the main ladies and youngsters, at variable stages of the roasting process
The episode begins in tellingly out-of-tune kind, with Varys seen scrawling some traitorous text, moments before Tyrion rats him out to Queen Daenerys. Varys is a very important character – he has been crucial since the show’s 1st season, to not mention taking part in a good more pivotal role within the books – therefore to open this episode with him jubilantly treasoning his way to an early death is telling. It tells us that the episode is willing to urge eliminate key characters while not abundant send-off (which it does). It tells us that the seventy one episodes of character development are going to mean next to nothing (which they don’t). It tells us that Daenerys has gone from murmurs of madness to totally loving the smell of dragonfire within the morning (which she does).
But even the misjudged shunting of Varys off left might hardly inure the murder that ensues once Daenerys turns her attention to King’s Landing. Season eight has felt rushed from the off, however it’s additionally done plenty of labormaking an attempt to balance out the forces of Dany and Cersei in order that we’d get that as a head-to-head contest, decimating the Dothraki and Unsullied and bumping her right down to one dragon. No matter, it seems, as a result ofDrogon has aced some off-screen arrow-dodging coaching, and in one fell swoop (literally) destroys the Iron Fleet, and blasts his means into King’s Landing
With Jon Snow staring down a surrendering Lannister army and therefore the bells of the town ringing out their concession, the camera turns its attention to Daenerys. Last likelihood saloon: can she be a merciful conqueror or, in her rage against Cersei, endanger the lives of the city’s residents? In what’s going to long be considered a shark jumping moment (though i believe, at now, the shark has been long jumped) she chooses a 3rd possibility, to commit war crimes on a scale unprecedented even by Cersei’s wee moment of act of terrorism in season six (there’s no Geneva in Westeros, apparently). She shows very littleinterest within the Red Keep and its sceptered dweller, instead she mows down ladies and kids with belches of dragonfire. If this can be character development, count me out.
Really, the sole strand of this multifaceted disaster that worked was Cersei’s farewell within the arms of Jaime. Crucially, it absolutely was an instant that felt faithful those characters; true to our understanding of Cersei as equal elementstyrant and mother. “I need our baby to live,” she whispers to Jaime, as he holds her within the collapsing sepulchre, and it’s arduous to not be touched by the sudden vulnerability of Westeros’s second maddest queen. lena Headey has nearlymanaged to stay Cersei’s legacy from being completely deconsecrated by this season; probably as a result of she solelyhad about twenty lines of dialogue before she was squashed by falling masonry. different outbound characters venture out with additional of a whimper: Euron brags pointlessly regarding however he’s killed Jaime (untrue), Qyburn gets his neck snapped in regarding 0.3 seconds of screentime, and even #Cleganebowl looks like it doesn’t quite do justice to The Hound’s emotional journey
At the beginning of this final season, Daenerys was committed to the existential battle against the risen dead; currently she is burning thousands alive as revenge for one dead adviser. what’s the logic here? That unhealthy Targaryen blood cancome in the end? that every one power corrupts? That Benioff and Weiss had written agreement obligations to holdup the show in six neat episodes that would never be met?
Whatever the thinking, the result’s clear: Game of Thrones marches towards its final episode a lame duck. once living versus dead and Dany versus Cersei, we tend to finish with Starks versus Targaryens. however even as with Dany sitting on the Iron Throne in a King’s Landing that has scarcely the infrastructure to support the half a dozen remaining voters, the harm has already been done.



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Chopsticks Teaser Trailer| Netflix Introduces Mithila Palkar’s Character

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Netflix has released a teaser trailer of its latest Indian original film Chopsticks. This teaser briefly introduces Mithila Palkar’s character ‘Nirma Shahastra Buddhe’, who is a “shy and under-confident” young woman tourist guide who’s new to Mumbai. The movie is directed by Sachin Yardi of the ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’ fame, Chopsticks is a story in which Nirma tries to fight and get back her stolen car from a goat-frenzy, Mumbai gangster.”.

The first scene of Chopsticks teaser trailer opens with Nirma (Palkar) giving a tour of the Dharavi slums to a group of Chinese tourists in Mandarin. In the next frame, Nirma buys a new car and is trying to build up her confidence by playing some repeat-after-me motivational tapes in her new car. Her life takes a bad turn after she’s fooled by a fake ‘valet parking attendant’ who steals her car.

In the next few successive quick cuts. You can catch Abhay Deol with a goat. Abhay Deol happens to team up with Nirma to get back her car. The teaser trailer ends on a humourous note where a cop who’s registering an FIR laughs at the name of Palkar’s character ‘Nirma’ as he realises that she shares her name with a popular washing detergent brand in India.

Chopsticks will be releasing by May 31 on Netflix, all around the world. The film also has Vijay Raaz and popular MTV India VJ Benafsha Soonawalla.



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A ‘Game of Thrones’ to remember

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David Benioff and Dan Weiss brought alive the world of “Game of Thrones” on the small screen in 2011, and it has been a ride full of drama, action, betrayal, murder, mystery, hope and scares since then, making it a global phenomenon. On the surface, the show, based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, comes across as a thrilling quest to the coveted Iron Throne. But it also stands for complicated political gambits, scheming and the backstabbing nature of people and finding love in troubled times.

The most alluring thing about the show is that just when you place a bet on a character, or any other event, the show proves you wrong. It leaves fans thinking — ‘did that really happen?’. With the final piece of the whole puzzle releasing on Sunday, IANS looks back at the whole journey of the HBO show — from its most defining moments to varied fan theories to the famous catch-phrases that continue to live on.Game of Thrones season 8

Here are some important moments leading up to the final chapter:

* Ned Stark’s head getting chopped off: It was the first shocking moment wrapped in the narrative of first season. Many thought of him as a hero, and were shocked with his execution, and for many, the moment prepared them for further surprising deaths in the show.

* The Red Wedding: Here red is not the colour of garment, but blood. The episode of season three is famous for the bloody and brutal wedding scene. What happened? Robb Stark was shot with arrows, his wife was stabbed to death and Catelyn Stark’s throat was slit as she pleaded for mercy.

There was another not-so-happy wedding — Purple Wedding where King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) was poisoned to death at his own marriage feast.

* Jon Snow’s resurrection: Jon Snow lay dead at the end of the season five, and this moment turned out to the biggest cliffhanger of the show. He came back to life in the opening episode of season six with some magic.

* The walk of shame: An iconic scene from the fifth season starring Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister. After Cersei is found guilty of falsehood and fornication, she strips down to nothing and takes the walk of atonement.

* The Battle of the Bastards: Fans were waiting for the moment when Jon Snow would fight with the evil Ramsay Bolton, who raped Jon’s sister Sansa and also tortured Theon Greyjoy and cut off his penis. It turned out to be the finest war scene on the small screen, and ended with the death of Ramsay.

* Mother of dragons: After much talk, dragons appeared in the show when Daenerys Targaryen walked out of a burning funeral pyre of her husband Khal Drogo. She took three ancient dragon eggs, and not only survived but came out with three baby dragons.

* Cersei Lannister blowing sept: The moment of gain and loss for Cersei as she killed several of her enemies by blowing up the Sept of Baelor. She also lost her son Tommen, who killed himself after losing his wife Margaery in the gigantic green explosion.

* Hodor holds the door: He was a gentle giant, and only said one word ‘Hodor’. The mystery behind his name unraveled in the sixth season. It explained the giant’s past and also how once talkative stable boy named Wylis sacrificed himself to prevent an army of monsters from getting to Bran Stark, by accepting the command “Hold the door”.

The show has spawned many catch-phrases as well. And they are:

* “The things I do for love”: Jaime Lannister.

* “When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die”: Cersei.

* “You know nothing, Jon Snow”: Ygritte.

* “A Lannister always pays his debts”: Various Lannisters.

* “Winter is coming”: First used by Ned Stark.

* “If you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention”: Ramsay.

The finale of “Game of Thrones” season eight will air internationally on Sunday. It is aired in India on Star World.

Though the end is near for the “Game of Thrones” original series, the saga will continue in form of several spin-offs, which have been ordered by HBO.

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