- In Maharashtra, you can vote, have sex and get married by the time you’re 18. But you can’t drink hard liquor until you’re 25.
- In another ridiculous law, the Indian Aircraft Act of 1934 considers a kite to also be an aircraft thus making it necessary to get a permit to fly one. As is apparent, this law has never been followed and should be dealt away with immediately.
- You need to have a perfect set of teeth to become a motor inspector in Andhra Pradesh.
- It is illegal for more than 10 couples to dance on a dance floor.
- Suicide is legal, but attempted suicide is not.
- Adultery is illegal, but only the man will be penalised for the crime.
- The Indian Post Office is the be all and end all of delivery. According to the Indian Post Office Act, 1898, it is illegal to send letters through any other service apart from the Indian Post Office.
- It’s OK for people to kill themselves in India. However, if they fail, they can be prosecuted according to the Indian Penal Code.
I was overdue for a haircut. My hair was long and curling at the end and falling all over my head especially my balding top of the head. And plus it’s been hot & muggy since the beginning of February (yep, that’s what you get for living in a tropical climate like the one that Kerala has) and it’s become steadily worse since then. And April, the hottest month usually, is only beginning tomorrow! Then we got May and I hope the rains start early.
Anyways, balding on the top or not I hadn’t cut my hair in months and I needed a chop chop really badly. But first, after a day of rest on Saturday, I wanted to go out for some coffee. I went to Cafe Coffee Day for some cold coffee but found that they had a newish item called the Belgian Cold Chocolate with whipped cream and ice cream and I was all for it. I ordered me one of them and a tandoori chicken sandwich on multigrain bread and relaxed for an hour. Then I went to get my hair cut.
And how good it feels once the cutting started. I only had to wait 5 minutes before the barber was free. And he cut my hair, so much of it that if I could have taken all the hair that fell and stuck it to my face, I could audition for ZZ Top! That done I went to Ravipuram and found an ATM and then went to Center Mall. Before I shopped for groceries and toiletries in Big Bazaar I first went into a bathroom stall to cool down and washed my face and neck. Freshened up a bit I bough the stuff I needed and then went to get some wings at Pizza Hut.
After that I came back home tired and covered in sweat and crashed on the bed after another quick wash. It was about 3:30 pm and I spent some of the later afternoon watching Seinfeld from my bed.
Overlord is a 2018 American war horror film directed by Julius Avery and written by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith. It stars Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer, Pilou Asbæk, and Bokeem Woodbine. The film was produced by J. J. Abrams, through his Bad Robot Productions banner, and Lindsey Weber. The plot follows several American soldiers who are dropped behind enemy lines the day before D-Day and discover secret Nazi experiments.
The movie is set on the eve of D-Day as a a paratrooper squad is sent to destroy a German radio tower in an old church. Their plane is shot down and crashes, and most of the squad was killed either in the crash or by German soldiers. Five survivors remained: Corporal Ford and soldiers Boyce, Tibbet, Chase, and Dawson, who is killed by a landmine shortly after regrouping. The remaining four led by Ford run into a young French woman name Chloe who is scavenging the bags of the dead for some loot and she agrees to take them to her village upon knowing that they are American soldiers.
At her home we meet her 8 year old brother Paul and a sick aunt, who is heavily disfigured and secluded in her room. After Tibbet and Chase depart to check the scheduled rendezvous site, a Nazi patrol led by SS Hauptsturmführer Wafner visits Chloe. Wafner sends his men away and proceeds to blackmail Chloe for sex, threatening to send her brother to the church to be “fixed”. Boyce, being an idealistic new recruit, cannot ignore this and interrupts the Nazi officer. Ford is forced to follow suit and restrain Wafner. Attempting to look for Tibbet and Chase, Boyce witnesses the Nazis burning disfigured village residents. He is chased by a dog and is forced to hide in a truck carrying dead bodies inside the church. Sneaking out of the truck, Boyce discovers an underground base which houses not only a radio operating room, but also a laboratory where the German perform various experiments involving a mysterious serum. Boyce takes a syringe containing the serum and rescues Rosenfeld, another member of the paratrooper squad who was captured alive. They escape through the base’s sewers.
When the two reach Chloe’s house ibbet and Chase had already returned. Wafner refuses to explain what the serum does, even as Ford tortures him. As the squad prepares to assault the church, Wafner attempts to escape and fatally shoots Chase. Boyce instinctively injects the serum into Chase who wakes up from being dead only to freak out as he mutates and become very strong. A scuffle ensues ending with Boyce killing Chase. Wafner escapes with Paul as a hostage and alerts a patrol. A shootout erupts where the patrol is killed and half of Wafner’s face is shot off. Back at the lab, Wafner injects himself with multiple syringes which quickly stop the bleeding. Boyce then suggests that they get back to their mission to infiltrate and destroy the tower and the lab. Chloe takes off running to distract a part of the squad that Wafner was previously with to steal a BMW R75 and rig it with explosives. Rosenfeld and Tibbet launch a frontal assault when the bike is ridden in and exploded, distracting them from the actual main purpose of the attack.
Ford, Boyce, and Chloe enter the base using the route Boyce previously used to escape. Boyce and Ford plant the explosives while Chloe looks for Paul. Chloe nearly escapes an encounter with a test subject, sending Paul outside the church and killing the subject with a flamethrower. She then leaves and rejoins Tibbet and Rosenfeld are caught up in a fight, where Tibbet is shot in the shoulder. Chloe arrives just in the nick of time to apply first aid to his wound. Wafner, now possessing superhuman strength and resilience, overpowers Ford and begins torturing him, using the same tactics Ford used. He reveals the serum was made by using the villagers’ bodies to distill an ancient tar from under the village. The aim was to create undying soldiers to serve the Reich. As Boyce distracts Wafner, the injured Ford injects himself with a syringe. He holds off Wafner long enough for Boyce to set off an oxygen tank, which momentarily stuns him.
Ford orders Boyce to leave him behind and detonate the explosives, believing neither side should possess the serum.Boyce complies and narrowly escapes as the church and radio tower collapse behind him, just as the D-Day invasion concludes in a victory for the Allies. In his report, Boyce credits Ford for the decision to plant the bombs inside the church. The commanding officer questions Boyce on talk about an underground lab in the church, Boyce denies everything, remembering Fords remark that no side should have it. The commanding officer seemingly accepts this story and informs the soldiers that they will be reassigned to Charlie Company as the war continues.
I have high praise for the visuals in the opening scene and some of the action scene. It isn’t very original but entertaining enough to keep me interested during the afternoon. I give it a solid 7 outta 10!
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So I have just spent the past 5 days working extra hours and I am feeling pretty tired and spent. Other than my usual 9 hours from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm I have been putting in a couple of hours daily and even 3 on Wednesday and today. Waking up at 6 am is hard for someone who has been used to late evening or night shifts for the past 4 years.
So not only do I feel tired and a bit sleepy throughout the day, I am then making it worse by extending just to ensure that I am seen as getting some things done. And for some reason sleeping has been tough as it is hot and humid and also the time difference and I end up waking up a couple of times in the middle of the night. This makes me even more tired. Yet when I work late evening or night shifts I end up sleeping more soundly so even 6 hours gets me a lot of rest.
Now the work week is done and even if I do have to work in the morning shift next week, I will not be stretching so much for extra hours. I just wanna relax at home and chill. Have some good food and drink and put my feet up and watch a couple of movies. And catch up on some sleep.
The school exams are over. Not that I was writing it but yeah the kids are all celebrating from this evening. For the last few weeks there has been less traffic on the streets as the parents of kids who have exams are also staying at home and ensuring that junior & Miss junior keeps their nose in those textbooks and study as hard as possible. But that is gonna change.
These kids, including my 12 year old niece, are now gonna enjoy their summer holidays. They will go out for movies, for sports, for activities that include participating in sports and learning one, learning arts and singing or maybe pick up an instrument and learn how to create music. They will go to the theme parks and play games and have sleepovers with their friends and cousins.
I miss that. I miss those simpler times. I loved the vacations and enjoy mine to the max. Have a great summer holidays kids. Things are only gonna get worse!
My review for for the 21st movie in the MCU, Captain Marvel.
When it comes to improving your movie watching experience, there are plenty of gadgets that can come in handy. Here are just five must-have gadgets for any movie lover.
A 4k TV
A 4K TV could help you to watch your movies in stunning realistic detail. They’re a step up from HD, often referred to as UHD (ultra high definition). There are lots of different 4K TVs on the market to choose from – this 4K UHD buying guide could help you find the right one suited to your needs and budget. Other cool modern features to consider could include a curved screen (which allows people from all around the room to get an equally good view) and smart technology capability (which allows you link up your TV with your smartphone). 4K TVs are starting to get more affordable – perhaps due to the rise of 8K TVs, which have an even greater resolution, but are still very much a luxury option.
A sound bar
To turn your living room into a home cinema, surround sound speakers could be another worthy purchase. The sound bar is the most innovative new speaker system – rather that having to place speakers all around the room, you can have a single speaker in the form of a strip just below the TV which is capable of bouncing sound around the room. There are a lot of different sound bars out there to meet all budgets. Make sure to choose a design that complements your TV.
For watching movies on the go, nothing beats a tablet. This could be a great way of filling a long commute or a way of occupying the kids on a long car journey. There are lots of different tablets on the market – the tablet buying comparison guide could be worth reading before you invest in one.
An all-in-one remote
Rather than having multiple remotes for different things, you could consider switching to an all-in-one remote that allows you to control your TV, your speakers and your media players at once. These could help to cut out the confusion.
A VHS converter
Still got an old library of VHS tapes gathering dust in your attic? Converting them into DVDs could be possible thanks to a small USB stick. This gadget records whatever is on the TV and saves it onto the USB drive. This can then be burned onto a DVD, allowing you to keep your selection more consistent. All-in-one media players are another option, although these tend to be bulky bit of kit that may not fit under all TVs.
Oh man, it is terribly hot and humid. I do not feel like drinking coffee or just plain water. I wanna bath in ice water and lie in a bathtub of ice water. I wanna jump into a pool filled with really cold ice cream milkshake and just let the stuff slip and slide all over my naked body. Ok I might want to have a full body shave or wax all over before I do that.
But what I really crave is cold watermelon. It is tasty and cools you down a lot. I remember thinking about this this whole day. Today has been hot & bloody humid. It doesn’t help that I just had a dinner that had had a really hot mushroom curry. It is burning in my chest and belly at the moment.
Anyways, coincidence – mom & dad happened to have visited the nearby fruit stall on their way home from a walk and they bought a large watermelon which is chilling in the fridge. I cut up a few slices which are too cold so I am waiting for it not be too cold so I can easily eat it. But it will be juicy and it will be sweet and it will down as a treat. And cool myself down really well.
The longest running horror genre tv series Supernatural is finally ending after being renewed for a 15th and final season. Here are my thoughts.
It is so hot. A heat wave alert has been issued for Kerala till Thursday with the mercury level witnessing a steady increase over the past few days. According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), maximum temperature was likely to be above normal in all districts, except Idukki and Wayanad. The IMD warned that temperature would rise by 4 degrees Celsius in Alappuzha, Kottayam, Palakkad and Kozhikode. Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, Malappuram, and Kannur will see a rise of 3 degrees Celsius. As Kerala braces for a sweltering week ahead, two more suspected cases of death due to sunstroke were reported from Thiruvananthapuram and Kannur districts on Sunday.
The number of sunstroke deaths in the State over just the weekend has now risen to three. In Ayira in Thiruvananthapuram, a 42-year-old man, identified as Karunakaran, was found dead in a field. In Eramamakuttur in Kannur, Narayanan, 67, was found dead near his home. Narayanan was reportedly missing since Saturday. In both cases, sunburn marks were reportedly found on the men, but autopsy reports are awaited to ascertain the cause of death. Though a third death reportedly due to sunstroke was reported from Pathanamthitta on Sunday, the Health Department did not confirm it. Between March 1 and March 24, as many as 125 persons sought medical attention due to sunburn, the DHS reported. Of this, 67 cases were reported in the last one week alone. On Sunday, Nasar Khan, a local RSP leader in Punalur, and a young girl from Kasargod were among seven persons hospitalised due to sunburn.
No wonder I am sweating while sleeping right under the ceiling fan and my sheets are covered in my sweat puddles. The Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) said that 4,467 water kiosks have been installed across the State to ensure adequate supply of potable water in water scarce areas. District Collectors have been sanctioned ?50 lakh each for undertaking distress relief measures, including emergency supply of water through tankers and kiosks.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics characters Scott Lang / Ant-Man and Hope van Dyne / Wasp. Produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, it is the sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, and the twentieth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Peyton Reed and written by the writing teams of Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, and Paul Rudd, Andrew Barrer, and Gabriel Ferrari. It stars Rudd as Lang and Evangeline Lilly as Van Dyne, alongside Michael Peña, Walton Goggins, Bobby Cannavale, Judy Greer, Tip “T.I.” Harris, David Dastmalchian, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, and Michael Douglas.
It’s almost two years since the events of Civil War and Scott Lang is serving the last few days of his house arrest term due to his involvement with the Avengers in violation of the Sokovia Accords. He spends his time at home waiting for the weekends when he can spend time with his young daughter. Hank Pym and his daughter Hope van Dyne briefly manage to open a tunnel to the quantum realm. They believe Pym’s wife Janet van Dyne might be trapped there after shrinking to sub-atomic levels in 1987. When he had previously visited the quantum realm, Lang had unknowingly become quantumly entangled with Janet, and now he receives an apparent message from her. Lang contacts Pym and leaves a message bout Janet despite the strained relationship they have due to Lang’s actions with the Avengers.
Hope and Pym kidnap Lang, leaving an ant decoy, with instructions to mimic Scott’s routine at home so as not to arouse suspicion from FBI agent Jimmy Woo. the trio work to build a stable quantum tunnel so they can take a vehicle to the quantum realm and retrieve her. They arrange to buy a part needed for the tunnel from black market dealer Sonny Burch, who has realized the potential profit that can be earned from Pym’s research and double-crosses them. Donning the Wasp outfit, Hope fights off Burch and his men until she is attacked by a quantumly unstable masked woman. Lang tries to help fight off this “ghost”, but the woman escapes with Pym’s lab, which has been shrunk down to the size of a suitcase. Pym reluctantly visit his former partner Bill to track the lab. However there they are the ghost captures the trio and reveals herself to be Ava Starr. Her father Elihas, another of Pym’s former partners, died along with his wife during the experiment that caused Ava’s unstable state. Foster reveals that he has been helping Ava, whom they plan to cure using Janet’s quantum energy. Believing that this will kill Janet, Pym refuses to help them and escapes with Hope, Lang, and the lab.
Hope, Scott & Pym open a stable version of the tunnel and are able to contact Janet, who gives them a precise location to find her but warns that they only have two hours before the unstable nature of the realm separates them. Using a truth serum, Burch learns the trio’s location from Lang’s business partners Luis, Dave, and Kurt, and informs a contact at the FBI. Luis warns Lang, who rushes home before Woo can see him violating his house arrest. Pym and Hope are arrested by the FBI, allowing Ava to take the lab. Lang is soon able to help Pym and Hope escape custody, and they find the lab. Lang and Hope distract Ava while Pym enters the quantum realm to retrieve Janet, but Burch and his men also attack Lang and Hope which allows Ava to begin forcibly taking Janet’s energy. Luis, Dave, and Kurt help incapacitate Burch and his men so that Lang and Hope can stop Ava. Pym and Janet return safely from the quantum realm, and Janet voluntarily gifts some of her energy to Ava to temporarily stabilize her.
Scott returns home before the FBI can check, aided in part by his daughter who is also there with her mother & her new husband and Woo has to release him at the end of his house arrest as the two years is now up. Ava and Foster go into hiding, with the latter promising to help her find a permanent solution. Pym & Janet take their house to an island beach to start a new life. In the credit scene Pym, Lang, Hope, and Janet plan to harvest quantum energy to help Ava remain stable. While Lang is in the quantum realm doing this, the other three disintegrate due to Thanos.
While the majority of the film is most funny and entertaining I found the ending to be really good leaving us in doubt as to what will happen to the trio. We know that Scott Lang comes back in the Avengers Endgame film so how does he comes out of the quantum realm without help from the scientists? I guess we will have to wait for April to know how that comes to be. I enjoyed the film with it’s blend of action and comedy. I give it an 8 outta 10!
Running any kind of business is always going to be something of a challenge. There are many risks associated with any business, and you need to make sure that you are aware of them primarily so that you can protect yourself from them should you need to, and so that you know what you can expect in terms of potential future issues. Obviously, the main thing that you will be concerned with is financial loss, and as with any other business you might want to think about what you can do to make sure that you minimize it as well as possible. In this article, we are going to look at what you might be able to do to ensure that you protect your business from financial loss. As long as you consider the following, you should find that that is much easier to do than you might think.
With farming, you absolutely need to make sure that you are planning ahead. You need to always think about the next season, the next few seasons and even the next whole year if you are to know what is ahead. That is important not just so that you can kee crops alive and animals happy – and therefore make sure that your money is kept in tact – but also as a means of planning for what future planting you might want to do. You will soon become aware of just how much you need to focus on this in order to keep your finances in tact for good, and it is in many respects a kind of skill you will develop over time. In the short term, you should always be looking at the weather for upcoming weeks, so that you can protect against things like sudden spring frost or a rapid increase in temperatures. The more you pay attention to these things, the more you are protecting your business in the long run from any kind of serious loss, so this is vital to make sure you are doing.
As with any other kind of business, it is always important to make sure that you are insured. There are actually many kinds of agricultural insurance that you might want to look into, depending on the kinds of risks you feel your farm is particularly open to. For instance, if you are worried that you live in an area where you might see the theft of some equipment and machinery, you should look into getting hold of some farm machinery insurance, just to ensure that you are going to be able to recover any losses that there might be if that does happen. Or if you are worried about the potential of fire and other disasters, then you should think about insuring your premises against that too. You can even insure the land itself, although that kind of insurance has the potential to be quite expensive on the whole. In any case, it’s worth looking into if you want to really feel secure in keeping a hold of your money for good, no matter what might occur.
Advertise Early & Often
A lot of farms suffer with not being advertised enough, and this lack of marketing is often one of the main reasons that they don’t see their profits rise and rise. If you want to protect yourself against financial loss, you do of course need to make sure that you are going to advertise your farm early and often, so that you can be sure you are going to keep selling as much as you can. Bear in mind that at the start you will need to start advertising a season or two in advance, so that you have interest by the time you can actually start selling anything. You might even want to hire someone to manage this side of things for you, so that you can ensure that you are going to be able to sell as much as possible, and so keep your business in positive financial terms.
Finally, remember that one of the main reasons that any business suffers financial loss is due to being fined for illegal activity. It’s not that these businesses necessarily do anything untoward on purpose, merely that they often overlook some kind of legality which they didn’t realize was there. You should make sure that you are aware of whatever regulations you need to follow, so that you don’t have to worry about losing out money with a hefty fine one day.
The CW has canceled Supernatural. It is truly the end of an era. But fans of the series will get one more season before saying goodbye to the boys forever. After fifteen years on the air, Supernatural will end on The CW after Season 15, which series star Jensen Ackles promises “will be the big, grand finale of an institution” in a farewell video. Ackles, Jared Padalecki, and Misha Collins came together to announce the news in an emotional video on social media today. “We just told the crew that though we’re very, very excited about moving into our 15th season, it will be our last,” says Ackles. “We wanted you to hear from us.”
Supernatural is currently in the midst of its fourteenth season, which saw the milestone 300th episode and the long-awaited return of Jeffrey Dean Morgan as the Winchester patriarch, John Winchester. Season 14 will wrap up on April 25, and Season 15 will follow with 20 new final episodes. It’s honestly kind of shocking that The CW finally pulled the plug on the long-running series. CW President Mark Pedowitz has always said that Ackles and Padalecki would be the ones to decide when they were done with the show, though when we caught up with the cast for their 300th episode celebration in November, Ackles had a very quick answer when he was asked how he envisioned the show ending: “I don’t!”
Fourteen seasons in, Supernatural continues to be a potent ratings performer, ranking as the CW second most watched and highest rated among adults 18-49 series in Live+Same Day only behind The Flash.
Well, it’s been a debate that has been going on for many years and will continue to be debated and argued for a long, long time. “Indians do not eat beef” – is what most foreigners think about our dietary habits. Not true! Heck, a lot of Indians also think the same thing. Not true! And when they see us Keralites or some others in India or maybe a few metro cities or the 7 North Eastern states, some of them – the normal ones – shrug it off as a cultural difference and never have a problem with it but some others – the fanatic assholes – start abusing us verbally and shout at us for not being real Indians.
Stupidity aside, Kerala, West Bengal and North-eastern states such as Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim. In Manipur, a royal edict banned cow slaughter, but beef is consumed widely. Now, what I find funny is that international brands like McDonald’s, Burger King, Taco Bell etc cannot have beef products in India and Kerala. Instead they have chicken and veggie options. But if you are in Kerala – well I can say for Cochin in particular since I live here – you can eat beef burgers in various places. The Burger Junction, Double Roti, The Grill Lab, Burger Spot, Burger Queen, Burger Hut & Burger Hutz, Chai Kofi, Mash 24, Westley’s (former known as Burgeria) among others all serve beef burgers and some even have pork. No problem in getting our fill of beef burgers over here!
In terms of the best I would say that The Burger Junction is the most awesome with Double Roti come in at second place. The Grill lab is a place that I have only visited once and I would love to try more of their food but I guess they would rank high.
Captain Marvel : My Thoughts & A Little Rant Before Watching The Film – here are my rambling and somewhat incoherent thoughts about the controversy and negativity surrounding the film & especially the lead actress, Brie Larson.
If you thought that watching TV was the best way to get your brain working, you are mistaken! Most of us spend so much time idly lazing on the couch we are letting our brains rot. If you’re concerned that, as you get older, your memory seems to be subsiding somewhat, you shouldn’t worry anymore! It’s actually all about getting the best hobbies. The fact is the right hobby can do so much for us in mind and body. But let’s focus on the best hobbies that can improve our mind.
Learning A Language
Learning a language has been shown to have stimulating effects on the brain. In fact, people that can speak more than one language have more gray matter in their brain than those that speak just the one. It’s, in many ways, a way of multitasking. And while you might think that learning a language is harder in life, you will still feel the same benefits that a child does. Just because a child is able to pick up a language easier, doesn’t mean that they have vastly improved brains! In fact, the topic of neuroplasticity shows how malleable our brains are, despite our age.
Picking Up A Musical Instrument
Musical instruments have been shown to have benefits in terms of cognitive functions, including problem-solving and pattern recognition. Music is a great way to engage both sides of the brain. And if you’re someone that hasn’t picked up an instrument before, it can feel like a very complex notion, like learning a new language, but there are sites like Piano in 21 Days that can guide you through the basics. It’s a very important thing to point out when you want to engage with a subject, but you’ll find it difficult, doing something that you enjoy, or something you have a deep connection to will help you to learn it better. Music is a very good example if you have a passion for music in the first place.
Not just any games, but specifically brain training games have been shown to improve our problem-solving abilities. We have to remember that games, in any form, can stretch our brain. Even physical ones. And while playing sports can involve a lot of physical exercise, which does benefit the brain, if you really want to challenge your mind, you’ve got to go for the brain training games and puzzles that are out there in abundance. From Sudoku to crosswords, and the many apps around, you can challenge your brain. In fact, there’s a game that comes recommended, Dual N Back, which challenges sequential learning, spatial awareness, and your memory functions. Remember, these things are difficult (and very frustrating) but because they are difficult this means you are stretching yourself.
Have you ever sat down and trying to focus on nothing? It’s difficult! As a hobby, meditation isn’t just a fantastic way to aid concentration, but it has benefits for mind and body, calms you down, and giving you that ability to focus despite a whirlwind of distractions around you physically and mentally. Getting into the habit of meditating in the morning, or learning how to calm your body and mind down, just by focusing on the breath, will serve you well throughout your entire life.