Blatant Racism on British TV

Watched Netflix original series SAFE yesterday. The series keep you hooked through out and you are left with a new suspect in each episode. Performance is good. But my problem is the shameless racist portrayal of people of colour in this series. The Marshalls is a family where White man married to a brown woman, having a tantrum throwing, mean and selfish daughter Sia. Sia is a typical teengae bitch, who sells drugs at her party. Then there is the black kid Mike, who makes fun of one of Chris Chahal's mum and calls her MILF who sleeps around with her students. The princhipal of the school is an Asian. He threatens to take action against a suspended teacher who has come to watch her daughter perform in the school choir. We feel bad for the teaher and anger on the insensitivity of the headteacher. Teacher's husband just has to growl and the headteacher quckly backs off. That is how a brown head of the institution behaves! Here the mum is white BUT French (not English). Then another suspect Helen is black and she is shown as a hoarder. The viewers feel disgust at the Marshalls' attempts to dispose of Chris Chahal's body and how they try to cover up their actions. Even afterit becomes clear that Marshalls are not gulity of the murder, we are still disgusted with them and Sia in particular. But when the murderer is revealed, they are shown repenting ( even after causing double murder) and we really feel sympathetic towards them. Why is it that people of colour has to be shown in negative roles to portray the modern diverse British society?


Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan: headed for Divorce?

Am I hearing it right that all is not well with Pataudi's? She is the queen of millions, a beauty with brains and he has the quintessential brooding looks, no brain, a court case and flailing inheritance of Patuadi khandaan. They are as odd as chalk and cheese. And still they fit as glove in hands. We are talking about Kareena Kappor khan and Saif Ali Khan. When Kareena  came with then beau Shaid Kapoor on Koffee with Karan and flaunted her shy boyfriend, I really thought that Kreena and Shahid were truely not made for each other. she was brash , bratty and too outspoken whereas Shahid was shy and reserved. The infamous tongue diving smooch was the talk of the town for some times but all was forgotten when Kareena and Shaid Kappor decided to part ways.

Kareena's mother Babita made the most of her affair with Randheer Kappor and got married into the first family of Bollywood. So what that she separated with him after a few years, her daughters got the name, fame and money that is a given to any Kapoor offspring. Karisma Kapoor went the same path as her mother Babita and hooked Abhishek Bachchan. She was at the top of her career and Abhishek was no where near to making any name in the film industry. Mom Babita thought, baby Karisma would have a hold over her beau Abhishek. But Jaya bachchan proved to be too domineering and dominating for Babita's liking. And the tussel between the two would be samdhans resulted in the broken engagement between Karisma and Abhishek Bachchan.

Kareena Kapoor in Sharnila Tagore's Gharara
Same is the case with the saifeena jodi. Saif has still not been able to give us a hit that is solely on his account. Either it is the heroin or the other hero, who take away all the credit of the success of his films. Poor guy! On the otherhand, Kareena Kapoor was as still is at the peak of her career. THough Kareena Kapoor hasn't been able to give many big hits, but she is always in demand with bigwig directors of bolywood. Just like Karisma and Abhishek, this pairing also had the female on the top.
But unlike Karisma, Kareena Kapoor Khan has got a graceful and understanding mother in law in Sharmila Tagore, whom her kids call Amma. If Sharmila allowed Saif to marry a much older Amrita, she was over the moon when he announced his link up with Kareena, who is a much better choice than foul motormouth Amrita Singh.
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THe best Serial and Episode Ever IPKKND Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon Arnav and Khushi Declare Their Love

Till today, my favoritest episode of IPKKND was 23rd January, when Arnav comes to Kushi's rescue and dances with her. The dance sequence was so erotic and beautifully performed by both Barun and Sanaya. Their faces are so expressive. I have not seen such a good performance on Indian Television lately. I think Barun isn't a good dancer, that's why we don't see him performing in award shows, or participating in dance competitions on telly.
I had watched an episode of 'Baat Hamari Pakki hai' where he is dancing in front of jail warden and other cops. That was the funniest dance I had seen. But you couldn't guess that Barun can't dance while watching 23rd January's episode. He moves so graciously and lifts Khushi with effortless ease.
But today's episode was just amazing, simply outstanding. There were so many highlights: Khushi holding Arnav's hand and stopping him from going, Arnav wiping tear from his eye after Khushi declares her love for him and faints, Arnav leaning close over Khushi on poolside, Arnav telling Khushi, in a voice husky from emotions, their hearts beat like one.
 I have watched this episode 10 times now, and love love love it. I know what Arnav did and said was under the influence of Bhaang and when he comes to his senses he will be his old grumbling self again. But this episode is worth downloading and watching on each Valentines day :)) Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings :)


Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon ( IPKKND) Spoiler

I am in love with Kushi. I love Arnav too, but Khushi is my Jan. Now that doesn't make me a lesbian. I have been pro girs/ females from teen, but that doesn't make me a feminist. Smart and beautiful girls make me turn my head AND I am happily married with two kids.

Anyways, I was saying that I love Khushi's character in IPKKND. It's bubbly, vivacious and carefree, as well as sensitive. I see a lot of younger me in her. As you grow old, you become cynical. Now, don't go and stop reading my blog, thinking that it's only an old hag babbling. I love to see the stats in my blogger dashboard and love the fact that so many of you come to read whatever I write. My only grudge is that you, my readers, don't respond much.

Anyways, lets come to the matter at hand. Arnav has come to know about his Jija's lecherous nature. Now what will he do? In true Mills and Boon tradition,  Arnav will keep this information to himself. And as I said in my earlier post, he marries Khushi to save his sister's marriage.

There were so many twists and turns after I wrote the earlier post that I started doubting my knowledge of Hindi serials. But now I am 100% sure that Arnav will marry Khushi for his sister's sake and not out of love. Then there will be lots of misunderstandings created by Jija Shyam and also due to Arnav's own jealousy. So let's wait and watch if my prediction comes true! Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings :)


Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon 1 Feb 2012

Arnav is frantic when he finds Khushi's slipper and broken bangle on the road. He runs after the ambulance, but to no avail. Arnav ki ankho ke aage woh saare pal ghoom jaate hain jab woh aur khushi ek doosare ke kareeb the. Woh turant police walon se poochta hai ki ambulance kaunse hospital mein gai hai aur gaadi daudata hai. Hospital pahoonch kar woh paglon ki tarah emergency ward dhoondta hai, jahan khushi ko le jaya gaya hai. His eyes are searching for her, praying every second that she be okay.

And when finally when his eyes find her, he is filled with huge relief .........and Love. A love that he never admitted and is still hesitant to admit. Khushi doesn't suffer from major injuries and the doctor has given permission to take her home. Nanhe wheel chair lane jata hai. Arnav Khushi ko godi mein utha kar le jane lagta hai to Khushi protests. But Arnav doesn't listen and continues to walk, as if he is carrying the most precious and delicate flower in his hand.

He looks down at khushi with such tenderness that all the protests die in her throat and she can't tear her gaze away from him. Arnav Kushi ko gaadi mein baitha hai, tabhi uski nazar Khushi ki kalai par lagi chot par padti hai. Woh tenderly chot saaf karta hai aur kalaai choom leta hai. Khushi ke tan-badan main sihran si daud jati hai. ...........................Rest break ke baad :)

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