Maharashtra govt. trolled for not giving a state funeral to coach Ramakant Archrekar.
Prakash Mehta, housing minister who representated
state government in the funeral of famous cricket coach Ramakant Archrekar said
it is “sad and unfortunate” that he was not given a state funeral.
He further added that not giving him a state funeral might be a “communication gap” at the government level. He was Sachin Tendulkar’s first coach. “It is someone’s mistake which caused communication gap. Me being a government representative, I apologise and I will check what happened”, Mr Mehta told the reporters.
Mr Prakash Mehta, the former Mumbai BJP chief said that he will speak to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on this matter. Coac Archrekar was the childhood coach of Sachin Tendulkar who died on Wednesday at his Shivaji Park residence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a coffee table book, titled “Timeless Laxman”. The book is based on the life of renowned cartoonist late RK Lakshman. He also asked Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis to see if any university of the state can do a case study on the social-political history of last four to five decades by taking RK Laxman’s cartoon work as a medium.
He also spoke about the iconic caricature created by the late cartoonist, ‘The Common Man’. He appreciated and thanked Laxman’s family for providing life to his work by digitalizing it. Cartoonist have the ability to observe and understand different characteristics of the people and that’s why they are ‘close to god’ and cartoons don’t hurt but have the ‘healing power’, he said.
Modi also shared how Laxman’s work created an impression in his mind. He Said “I always used to think why the aeroplanes have ‘Maharaja’ tag on them and not of a common man? This thought reached then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and now few flights have common pictures on them”.
Politics and Bollywood, whenever get blend with each other have always turned out to be a big mess! Be it a politician jumping into Bollywood or be it an actor trying to be a politician, all we have seen in the past years is that only few of them succeed.
Now lets come to music videos! When it’s a music video,it is supposed to be much more sensuous and peppy than the whole movie. Now imagine a politician into a bollywood music video? Unimaginable right? But this has come our to be true and this time its not going to be a disaster at all. Can you people guess who is starring opposite Big B in this new music video? It’s Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife Amruta. And must say the lady looks super hot In her avatar.
At 9 am on Tuesday, Ahmed Khan and his team assembled at the Opera House in South Mumbai to shoot a music video featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s wife, Amruta, who looked svelte and glamorous in a fiery red dress and high heels.
“It’s a beautiful song, titled `Phir Se’, which will see Amrutaji seeking admission to a performing arts institute which is headed by Amitji.
There is a conversational scene between the two,“ informs Ahmed who is directing the video which is produced by Bhushan Kumar.Mrs Fadnavis has previously given playback for Kunal Kohli’s Phir Se and Prakash Jha’s Jai Gangaajal. This time, she kicks her showbiz stint a notch higher by featuring in the song she has lent her voice to.
Shooting wrapped up late evening. Ahmed admitted that they had to be careful while filming in the auditorium as they were surrounded by expensive antiques.
The 150-meter long underground British era bunker which had been closed for several decades was discovered by Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao inside the Raj Bhavan complex at Malabar Hill. The Governor, who visited the bunker along with his wife and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Tuesday, has decided to consult experts from various fields regarding its preservation.
Here’s a video of the newly found old British era bunker.
The governor was informed by old-timers and his friends that there exists a tunnel inside Raj Bhavan, and out of curiosity he asked to get it opened. When the staff member of the Public Works Department at Raj Bhavan opens a temporary wall that closed the entrance to the bunker on the eastern side, they were surprised. They found an entire barrack with 13 rooms of different size. The bunker opens with a 20-ft tall gate and a ramp on the western side.
Amazing Discovery! Hon Governor of Maharashtra discovers a very big, well built tunnel beneath Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. pic.twitter.com/EvvSzMWpCg
There are long passages and small to medium rooms on either side. The bunker has spread over an area of more than 5,000 square feet has rooms bearing the name shell store, gun shell, cartridge store, shell lift, pump, workshop etc. Even though the bunker was apparently closed after independence, it was found to be surprisingly intact. Interestingly the entire underground bunker has a drainage system and inlets for fresh air and light.
“I Quit” said he on Twitter and the office flung into chaos!
Such is the current scenario. The platforms that were actually destined to drive us away from work to pleasure and relaxation are now the notice boards of those offices.
Official orders! Sacks! Resignations! and what not?
We’re actually taking digitization to a whole new level. Latest being the case of Devendra Fadnavis and Pankaja Munde where the former nods for the Singapore trip regarding WLS 2016, and where exactly it happened? Take a guess! Twitter.
To start with, Munde declared she would not be attending a global water leader summit on Monday since she was no longer minister of that portfolio. To that, Fadnavis responded by saying she needs to attend it since as a senior minister, she would be representing the Maharashtra government. This is not the first case though. Last year, Minister of State for External Affairs, V K Singh had kicked up a storm when he tweeted out that he was forced to attend the national day reception at Pakistan High Commission against his wishes. Now the question here is that what’s legitimate and what’s not to tweet in 140 characters.
There have been a lot of instances where people in power have used twitter as a tool to order or command rather than to use it for reform or betterment. Be it Kejriwal addressing his ministers over the social media or some Army chief being sacked online in a distant country. Or Heidi Alexander resigning over twitter. All of these raise the similar question of legitimacy and the extent of transparency required “online”. Some protocols and procedures are conventional but that’s the very sanctity of it. One should never trespass this line. Or at times one should. It’s hard to know when, when you’re out of logic and reason.