Raj kundra sent to police custody

A magistrate court in Mum-
bai on Tuesday sent Raj
Kundra, businessman and
actor Shilpa Shetty’s hus-
band, to police custody till
July 23 for allegedly pro-
ducing and circulating por-
nographic videos through
social media. The Mumbai
police said, “Through in-
vestigation it is clear that
Mr. Kundra is involved in
making nude and vulgar vi-
deos, uploads them on so-
cial media and earns mo-
ney.” He was arrested by
the Property Cell of the
Mumbai Crime Branch on
July 19 in connection with
the pornography racket
busted in February.
When the police raided
a bungalow at Madh village
in Malad on February 4,
2021, some boys and girls
were found flming and re-
cording nude and vulgar vi-
deos and uploading them
on various online plat-
forms. Investigation re-
vealed that these videos
were going to be uploaded
on a website and mobile
app. Actor Umesh Kamat
confessed that Mr. Kundra
is involved in broadcasting
such videos on apps and
has also made WhatsApp
groups to stay in contact
with the app.
A witness told the police
that Mr. Kundra and his
aide Saurabh Kushwah es-
tablished Arms Prime Me-
dia Private Limited on Fe-
bruary 5, 2019, and the
said company sold the app
to a company named Ken-
rin Limited for $25,000.
On December 11, 2019, Mr.
Kundra resigned from the
company. The police said,
“It is clear that Mr. Kundra
is involved in making the
videos and earns money by
establishing Arms Prime
Media Private Limited
which took over the app.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a serious crime in a household setting. Such crimes are a part of every society of the world. Spouse, children, elderly people are the victims in domestic violence. Domestic Violence can take place in the form of physical, mental, emotional, verbal abuse.

With every passing year, cases of domestic violence has been increasing rapidly. A significant number of deaths are taking place on an everyday basis due to domestic violence. Illiteracy, economic dependency, alcoholism etc are the main reasons behind domestic violence. Although many cases of domestic violence comes to light every year yet a huge number of cases goes unnoticed and unregistered.

Dowry is one of the main reason behind domestic violence. The groom and his family pressurise the bride and her family for money and other expensive things. If the family of the bride fails to fulfill the demands of the groom, the bride gets assaulted by her husband and her in – laws. Not only the newly married women but women married for several years too face violence from their in – laws. These women gets robbed of even their basic human rights and lead an unfortunate life.

In many of the cases, the abuser is psychotic and requires counselling. Besides the abuser, the people who are the mute spectators of domestic violence are equally responsible for the crime. To cope with the growing cases of domestic violence, India launched a campaign called ‘Bell Bajao’ with the motivation to raise voice against domestic violence happening around in the society.

The Government of India enforced many Domestic Violence Acts. In Section 498 – A of Indian Penal Code, rules and regulations have been mentioned. Law deals with the culprits strictly.

Making laws to deal with such violence is undoubtedly necessary but it is not enough. People will have to awake from their slumber and become aware. Every human being deserves honour and respect and it is high time for people to raise their voice to protest against the wrongful activities happening to self and others. Domestic Violence is a serious offence and has to be dealt with strongly.

Angular Developer: A Complete Guide

Angular developers are responsible for writing JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Moreover, they settle on plan and specialized choices for AngularJS projects. Therefore, it is essential for Angular developers to know about Angular JS. Both the terms should be familiar along with the difference between Angular and Angular JS.

The capabilities needed by associations change contingent upon the need. The accomplished engineers need to feature more range of abilities and capability subtleties. The middle person and fresher applicants should have essential capabilities.

  1. A bachelor degree in computer science or engineering. Post graduate degree in similar field is an added advantage.
  2. In depth knowledge of Angular framework
  3. Strong expertise in HTML, CSS with good understanding of AJAX and JavaScript Dom manipulation techniques.
  4. Experience in JavaScript build tools
  5. Knowledge with testing frameworks
  6. Knowledge on complex Angular JS applications, controllers, applications and services.
  7. Experience with RESTful services
  8. Knowledge of adjacent technologies( Webpack and Node) to make app development process effective and simpler
  9. Knowledge of web markup
  10. Good command of TypeScript

Companies using Angular in 2021

With tech kings like Samsung and Microsoft utilizing Angular, the stage has acquired overall standing. It has gradually been brought to the spotlight with large organizations like PayPal, Deutsche Bank and Upwork. The quantity of different organizations which utilize Angular has expanded dramatically over last decade.

Below are the top companies which use Angular in present day

1. Microsoft

2. Deutche Bank

3. Autodesk

4. Freelancer

5. Gmail

6. PayPal

7. Samsung

8. MacDonald’s

9. Nike

10. Cisco Solution Partner Program

CONVERSION THERAPY.

Conversion therapy might be a new term for some of them. So, let us get started by knowing what conversion therapy is exactly about. It is a scientific practice of changing an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual, bisexual to heterosexual. It is done by using psychological, physical, or spiritual interventions. Conversion therapy is a serious offense to an individual with different sex identities, although it is said that there is no evidence of changing one’s sex orientation via conversion therapy. Medical Institute itself declared that performing this task is inappropriate, not healthy, and is harmful in means of mental health.

Many countries like parts of Australia, Canada, Malta, Mexico, etc have banned these foul practices. In Germany, those below 18 aren’t allowed to have this kind of therapy session. 20 US states have also banned it. It is said that the LGBTQ community is treated like this because it is some sort of mental disorder a person is going through.
Transgender who had undergone these wild, unethical practices of gender conversion therapy is more often attempt suicide.

Techniques of changing an individual’s orientation can he worse from talking therapies through to aversion technique. Such as electroshocks, injecting chemicals, and dedication treatments. The report says that there are approx 22,715 transgender adults who live in the US, the report is from 2015. They lived across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and US Military overseas. On the contrary, they were around the age of 31 and 42.8 percent were assigned male at birth. Into that, 14 percent were been exposed to conversion therapy. Undergoing therapies, likely place a person under a lot of stress by worsening how society makes them feel about their gender equality.

As I wrote gender inequality in my previous article, this therapy would come under the causes and why people have such type of mindset, and why aren’t we developing on this gender-equality thing. India itself is facing major backlash from its LGBTQ community people over the use of conversion therapy.
Last year in May, there was a tragic incident happened in goa. Anjana Harish, a 21-year-old bisexual woman in his, took her life. She posted an online video before her suicide describing herself, she was given 40 injections, and used to be locked in a cell which left her traumatized. This is how she was subjected to conversion therapy in Kerala, which is also her home state. Her family forced her to be in this therapy to become heterosexual. This incident led activists to call for an urgent ban on these unethical practices.

This kind of action just makes this community very uncomfortable. Spreading awareness should be made more normalise, as its high time we accept the fact that homosexuality or queerness is not a mental disorder, in fact it is normal.

Ways to improve Online Marketing Strategies.

Online marketing strategies aim to find more customers for business by increasing brand awareness just as traditional marketing. Online marketing, widely known as digital marketing works by coordinating different channels from the creation of content to sales.
Search engine marketing (SEM) is a prominent marketing strategy. Search engine marketing and optimization are two factors that can help your company rank higher in a search engine results page. Your company website will become connected with the terms used to find your services if you have a solid SEO plan in place. As a result, you have a better chance of being the firm that someone decides to work with after conducting an online search. While Search Engine Optimization (SEO), one of its components help to get free visits from search engines, Paid Search Advertising (PSA) helps to get paid visits. The main goal of Search engine marketing is to get visit either way.
Mobile marketing is applicable only when the website has a mobile friendly version. If done correctly this strategy can produce the best experience.
Creating quality content is the very next step. A content must convince the readers and it has to satisfy the strategies of the website.

Ask someone who is knowledgeable about digital and internet marketing if you aren’t. There are hundreds of internet marketing coaches and consultants accessible to you, many of whom can provide you with advice on how to improve your results. A coach or consultant can be incredibly beneficial to small business owners who need to focus on other business systems.

Maintaining a blog is also a best option. Your blog should be used for a variety of purposes, including allowing you to add fresh keywords on a regular basis and optimizing your SEO approach. More importantly, your blog becomes a place where you can give advise, share information, and truly interact with your customers. Trust is the foundation of any long-term relationship, and your blog is an excellent place to start.

Social media marketing comes next. Social media campaigns should focus on targeted audience or followers to spread more attention to the website. Eventually the number of visits would increase the followers. So, small business can easily grow online and thinking outside the box would bring new ideas to flourish business

J. K Rowling

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of the Harry Potter series. However, I’m guessing that the most of you haven’t heard of J.K Rowling. If you’re wondering who she is, she’s the woman behind the world’s most successful bestseller series. This remarkable woman is motivating and extraordinary in every way. Rowling’s triumph is one of the most exhilarating, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. Few people know what happened to her before she became famous.

Rowling, a master storyteller, has struggled with personal issues ranging from financial difficulties to melancholy on her path to literary achievement.

J.K. Rowling, the author whose Harry Potter book series has been translated into 73 languages, sold millions of copies, and earned over $20 billion in movie adaptations and sponsorships, said as much. So, why is it that she admits to being a failure? It wasn’t as simple as scribbling notes on a couple dinner napkins to come up with her book series. It wasn’t a simple one-step, two-step, or even three-step procedure. Years of dedication would be required to achieve the level of success she now enjoys.

It is stated that true success follows a series of setbacks. This is precisely what happened to Rowling. Her personal life was in disarray, making each day difficult for her. On a train voyage from Manchester to London one fine morning in 1990, she created the complete plot from an idea and began building the story of Harry Potter on that route. Unfortunately, her mother died later that year, putting a stop to her writing for a while. Rowling began writing soon after developing the concept for Harry Potter, but was abruptly distracted by the tragic death of her mother. Rowling stopped working on the novel and went into a deep, depressed state. When she moved to Portugal in 1992 to teach English as a foreign language, her life had other intentions. She met, married, and had a daughter with him. A year later, she divorced her then-husband and filed for divorce.

This was the turning point in her life, when she relocated to Edinburgh, Scotland, with her infant daughter to be closer to her sister, with three chapters of Harry Potter in her suitcase. Rowling was divorced, jobless, and a single mother of a child at the time, and it was the most trying time of her life. She struggled with acute depression, yet she persisted. She discovered the light at the end of the tunnel when life was dark and dreary, always pushing through the trials and tribulations life threw at her.

Rowling’s life was defined in so many ways by the year 1995. The Harry Potter script was rejected by roughly 12 prominent publications, not one, two, or five. She had been shattered, but she had not been vanquished. She continued to pursue more newspapers, and her efforts were rewarded.The book was accepted for publication by a small publishing house, and only 1000 copies were printed. Things changed quickly after the book won several accolades, including the Nestle Smarties Book Prize and the British Book Award for Children’s Book of the Year.

J.K Rowling’s most important lesson is to keep trying, believing, and acting on your dreams. Whether it’s to become a great business or to publish a novel, there’s something for everyone.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

There are some set of skills, apart from the technical skills people need to learn and impart, in order to fit or adjust themselves in the corporate environment. Emotional intelligence (EI), also known as Emotional Quotient (EQ) is one of the basic skills to work and grow in the corporate world. Emotions can be defined as the spirit or breath of life.
Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify, use, understand and manage emotions in a positive way. If you have a high EQ, you are able to recognize your own emotional state and the emotional states of others and engage with people in a way, that draws them to you. You can use this understanding of emotions to relate better to other people, form healthier relationships, achieve greater success at work and lead a more fulfilling life.

Five attributes of EQ.

Self Awareness – It helps people to understand their emotions and they don’t let their feelings to rule them.
Motivation – People with a high EQ are usually motivated.
Empathy – Empathetic people are usually excellent at managing relationships.
Social Awareness – Through social awareness, a person feels comfortable socially. It helps to recognize the power dynamics in an organization.
Self Regulation – It is the ability to control emotions and impulses.

EQ can help you navigate the social complexities of the work place, lead and motivate others and excel in your carrier. If you are unable to manage your stress levels, it can lead to serious health problems. Uncontrolled stress can also Impact your mental health, making you vulnerable to anxiety and depression. Understanding and controlling emotions allow you to communicate more effectively and to build stronger relationship both at work and in your personal life.

How to improve organizational EQ ?

Employees develop their own EQ. They have to seek support when needed and have to be more open and cooperative. Leaders should encourage the expression of feelings and foster a positive emotional climate. They should follow an open door policy by developing their own EQ. The organization should integrate EQ in training programs and should try to include EQ evaluation in recruitment process.

IQ, or intelligence quotient, is a measure of your ability to reason and solve problems. It is not enough to be successful in life. In general, thinking fast and coming up with unique solutions to tough problems seems to be aided by having a high IQ. But really, consider most business problems such as needing to develop an effective marketing campaign or figuring out how to distribute a product. Solving problems such as these does not typically require a PhD, Instead, it requires motivating people, getting the right information out of the right people, building alignment, and effective communication. So people need both these factors to be successful.

Music

Music is a pleasant sound which is a combination of melodies and harmony and which soothes you. Music may also refer to the art of composing such pleasant sounds with the help of the various musical instruments. A person who knows music is a musician. The music consists of Sargam, Ragas, Taals etc. The music is not only what is composed of men but also which exists in nature. Have you heard the sound of a waterfall or a flowering river? Could you hear music there? Thus, everything in harmony has music. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the greatest musicians, quoted “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between”.

Importance of music

Music has great qualities of healing a person emotionally and mentally. Music is a form of meditation. While composing or listening music one tends to forget all his/her worries, sorrows and pains. But, in order to appreciate good music, we need to cultivate our musical taste. It can be cited that in the Dwapar Yug, the Gopis would get mesmerized with the music that flowed from Lord Krishna’s flute. They would surrender themselves to Him. Also, the research has proved that the plants which hear the music grow at a faster rate in comparison to the others.

Magical powers of music

It has a power to cure diseases such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, etc. The power of music can be testified by the legends about Tansen of his bringing the rains by singing Raag Megh Malhar and lighting lamps by Raga Deepak. It also helps in improving the concentration and is thus of great help to the students.

Music and brain health

Music seems to find re-routed paths and that is why it is such a useful tool in terms of helping people with different kinds of brain damage because it can help find new pathways in terms of brain functioning. Th reward system of the brain is highly associated with music. One specific rain formation. known as the striatum discharges substance called Dopamine in reaction to pleasure-related stimulating elements. The processing of music in the brain is done differently, than any other stimulating elements making it important for researchers to understand the effects of music on the brain.

Music therapy

Music therapy an allied health profession, is the clinical and evidence-based use ofmusic interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy is a broad field. Music therapists use music-based experiences to address client needs in one or more domains of human functioning cognitive, academic, emotional/physiological, spiritual aesthetics. Music experience are strategically designed to utilize the elements of music for therapeutic effects, including melody, harmony, key mode, meter, rhythm, pitch/range, duration, timbre form, texture and instrumentation.

Evidence suggests that music therapy is beneficial for all individuals both physically and mentally. Benefits of music therapy include improved heart rate, reduced anxiety, stimulation of the brain and improved learning. Music therapists use their techniques to help their patients in many areas, ranging from stress relief before and after surgeries to neuropathologies such as Alzheimer’s disease.One study found that children who listened to music while having an IV inserted into their arms showed less distress and felt less pain than the children who did not listen to music while having an IV inserted. Studies on patients diagnosed with mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression have shown a visible improvements in their mental health after music therapy.

Conclusion

Music may cause you feel joyful, sad, anger, hyped up, relaxed etc and sometimes you can feel more than one emotion during a song. As research shows music not only affects what kind of mood we may be in, but also seem to have a habit of choosing music based on the moods we are already feeling.

Where to travel to post Covid-19? Try these 10 Indian destinations made famous by Bollywood

It never hurts to dream a little. Therefore, we thought of compiling 10 scenic Indian destinations that were made famous by Bollywood. So, when this pandemic is over, you can finally pack your bags, pick a place and just travel.

With constant reminders about following social distancing guidelines and wearing masks to fight Covid-19, travelling seems like the last thing on our minds right now. However, no pandemic can rob us of the yearning to reach new regions, explore stunning locales and visit the countryside.

International trips have become a long-forgotten dream as borders of most countries have been closed for tourists. So, why not look inward and visit the gorgeous locations of our country instead. Therefore, we thought of listing down 10 destinations around India that were made famous by Bollywood.

And in case you were wondering why now, we want to ask, why not now? There’s still time till we finally travel, so grab that pen and list down all the places you have ever wanted to visit. And once this all is over, pack your bags and travel!

Spiti Valley

If there is heaven on earth, then it is in Spiti and if you don’t believe us, google a few images. A few movies that were filmed at this scenic valley are Highway, Paap and Kesari. This Himalayan beauty is as beautiful in the winters, as it is in the summers. Tiny hamlets and serene monasteries are sprinkled across this desert mountain valley, and it is situated at a height of 13,000 feet.

Rohtang Pass

Rohtang Pass has always been fancied by filmmakers looking for a location that truly depicts the marvels hidden in the laps of the Himalayas. And films like Jab We Met, Dev D and Highway have immortalised the snow-clad stretches of Rohtang Pass on the big screen. It is a perfect choice for those who are yearning to take their bike out to the hills.

Pangong Tso Lake

Remember Kareena Kapoor riding a yellow scooter dressed in wedding attire in 3 Idiots or Shah Rukh Khan in Jab Tak Hai Jaan? Well, both those films were shot at this pristine blue lake with the stunning backdrop of magnificent mountains in Ladakh. These two movies put this beautiful place on the map of travellers once again. Of course, we’re guessing by the time this pandemic is over and free-flow travel returns, China will also be done with its mischiefs in the area. When you plan a visit to this unforgettable destination, be considerate of the locals and the ecosystem of this beautiful cold desert.

Shimla

Shimla and Mall Road have been a favourite among tourists for many decades now. But Bollywood made this familiar-looking hill station a favourite among Instagram-hungry travelers. This city situated on the Himalayan foothills makes appearances in films like Bang Bang, Jab We Met and 3 Idiots.

Gulmarg

Bollywood’s love affair with Kashmir started a long time ago, when Shammi Kapoor showed us a glimpse of the green meadows and snow-capped mountains. However, recently, other Bollywood films that showed the beauty of this paradise on earth were Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Highway, Haider, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and Jab Tak Hai Jaan. Though YJHD presented Gulmarg as Manali, the Valley’s beauty lured tourists to witness its majestic and pristine mountains.

Manali

Though Manali was always a popular tourist spot, it became popular after the famous Hadimba temple made an appearance in Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani. The town saw a boost in tourism after the film, as young Bollywood buffs escaped the city madness to visit this backpacking site.

Goa

A list talking about the attractions which were made popular by Bollywood is never complete without Goa. Dil Chahta Hai made Goa the quintessential dream goal of every young millennial. After that, several other films were shot in the state, some of them being Socha Na Tha, Simmba, Dilwale, Drishyam… the list is endless. The best way to make the most of Goa is to hire a scooter and just explore. And in case you want to experience the less travelled places, visit the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary, Galgibaga Beach, Hollant Beach, Harvalem Falls and more. We don’t know if your trip will materialise after the pandemic, but one can always hope.

Udaipur

The royalty and the grandeur of Udaipur’s havelis have been very well captured by Bollywood filmmakers on celluloid. This scenic lake city made a grand appearance in Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ram Leela and is worth a visit. It is worth immersing yourself in the culture of this gorgeous city. So, when this pandemic is over, pick a weekend and hire a scooter as you go around just enjoying the cuisine, the art and the people.

Munnar

Deepika Padukone dancing in the middle of a tea plantation with Shah Rukh Khan is sure to remind you of Munnar. Kerala’s backwaters have always been an ideal tourist spot, but Chennai Express brought forth the idyllic beauty of the South. In fact, after Chennai Express, Nishabd and Life of Pi, Munnar became one of the most sought-after destinations in South India.

Darjeeling

From Main Hoon Na to Barfi, the film industry has always found inspiration in the splendid locales of Darjeeling. And of course, who can forget Rajesh Khanna singing Mere Sapnon Ki Rani for Sharmila Tagore in Aradhna as the toy train makes its way through the tea gardens. The lush tea gardens, the snow-capped mountains, the quaint architecture and the warm hospitality of its people make Darjeeling a place you would keep wanting to return to.

So, which destination are you visiting when this pandemic is over?

Technology and the Environment

How technology can play a role with respect to the environment:

The development of various types of technology in today’s time has given rise to more convenience and efficiency. Technology can be used to properly understand and address important challenges like climate change, degradation of the environment, scarcity of food, management of waste, along with other important global issues and challenges. Data can be consolidated and stored in various information systems online in the form of comprehensive portals. These portals can then be accessed by academicians, scientists, students, environmentalists, and anyone else as they need it. These expansive databases can cover a variety of areas such as wildlife conservation databases, marine flora databases, forest cover databases and the like.

A few technology systems which can be used for the betterment of the environment are:

  • Remote Sensing
  • Google Earth
  • Geographical Information System (GIS)
  • The World Wide Web
  • The database ENVIS: Environmental Information System

Remote Sensing

Remote sensing

Remote Sensing refers to obtaining information of a place from a distance. In this process, the physical characteristics of an area are detected and further monitored through the measurement of its reflected and emitted radiation. This is carried out with the help of remote sensors on satellites. A few applications of remote sensing are:

  • Finding out temperature changes in the ocean and air
  • Tracking changes in forested land
  • Making weather predictions

Google Earth

Google Earth

Google Earth is a map which gives three-dimensional views of the earth with the assistance of satellite imaging and other types of aerially conducted photography. Presently, Google Earth covers around 98% of the earth’s surface. Google earth doesn’t just cover land but also water. Through the use of Google Earth, it is possible to view below the surface of marine bodies and view the ocean floor by the method of bathymetry (study of the underwater depth of an ocean or lake floor).

Geographical Information System (GIS)

Geographical Information System (GIS)

The Geographical Information System is a spatial system which creates, manages, analyzes, organizes and maps different types of geographic data. Using the GIS software, it is possible to visually analyze a large volume of data. Through the usage of GIS, it is possible to bring together and integrate information from varying sources of information and have efficient data distribution and management. It can be used efficiently for Environmental Impact Assessment.

The World Wide Web (WWW)

World Wide Web (WWW)

The WWW is a collection of many electronic documents of varying types. It provides various types of resources about the environment, from journal reports and articles to animations and is available to a wide variety of people, right from students, to scientists to government officials. It provides, free, convenient, accessible, evolving and the latest information.

Database: ENVIS

ENVIS

ENVIS is a database known as the Environmental Information System. It was created by the Indian Ministry of Environment & Forests in 1983. Its goal is to collect environmental information, along with its subsequent organization, storage, recovery and distribution. The role of ENVIS is to provide people like policy makers, researchers and the like with environmental information.

Surveillance

Implications of surveillance

• Freedom of speech curtailed – journalists or dissidents who have
criticised the government – targeted.

• Faulty refuge under Statues – Indian Telegraph Act, 1885; section 69 and the
Interception Rules of 2009 under Information Technology (IT) Act, 2000.
 Statutes provide way for surveillance, no protections to the surveilled.
 Even the opaque laws don’t provide for surveillance
 Hacking is a criminal offence under the IT Act.
• Threatens the separation of powers
 Judiciary can effectively over see and curtail such
powers being misused.
 Laws provides no scope for an individual subjected
to surveillance to approach a court of law.

Key Take-away

• Surveillance system impacts the right to privacy under Art. 21 – reiterated in K.S. Puttaswamy (Retd) v.
Union of India (2017) case.

• Impacts exercise of freedom of speech and personal liberty under Art. 19 of the Constitution.

• Mass surveillance – risk of concentration of powers
with the executive.