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    A 27-year-old Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera not only stayed awake but also played his favourite instrument, saxophone, during a brain surgery in October.  Surgeons at Carlos Haya Hospital in Malaga, Spain, operated Carlos Aguilera to remove his brain tumour using only local anaesthesia.
    A screenshot of Carlos Aguilera playing saxophone during his brain surgery (video below)

    December 17, 2015, NewsCrunch

    A 27-year-old Spanish musician Carlos Aguilera not only stayed awake but also played his favourite instrument, saxophone, during a brain surgery in October.

    Surgeons at CarlosHayaHospitalin Malaga, Spain, operated Carlos Aguilera to remove his brain tumour using only local anaesthesia.

    A video, which captures key moments of the 12-hour long operation, shows Carlos Aguilera playing his soulful instrument. The instrument is held aloft with the help of a nurse.

    After making full recovery Carlos Aguilera and his  doctors addressed media, and shared  details of the remarkable surgery.

    Carlos Aguilera played saxophone again and said without music his life was nothing.

    Spanish musician plays saxophone during 12-hour brain operation (Watch video)





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    Brazilian strums guitar and sings Beatles song while doctors operate his brain 



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    A Sikh boy from Texas Armaan Singh Sarai, 12, was arrested and put in a juvenile detention centre for three days on the charge of joking about carrying a bomb.  The police were unaware or disregarded that fact that Armaan was born with a heart condition that has made him go through three open heart surgeries.  A Facebook post by his cousin Ginee Haer gives a different version of the incident and says  a class bully made a false complaint that Armaan had a bomb hidden in his school bag. And teachers called the police.
    Armaan Singh Sarai with cousin Ginee Haer - Facebook photo

    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    A Sikh boy from Texas Armaan Singh Sarai, 12, was arrested and put in a juvenile detention centre for three days on the charge of joking about carrying a bomb.

    Dallas police were unaware or disregarded that fact that Armaan was born with a heart condition that has made him go through three open heart surgeries.

    A Facebook post by his cousin Ginee Haer gives a different version of the incident and says  a class bully made a false complaint that Armaan had a bomb hidden in his school bag. And teachers called the police.

    The Facebook post by his cousin went viral and has been shared 7,000 times. It also alerted the local and international media on the incident.

    Ginee Haer says on December 11th, 2015, after the false accusation was made the principal, without any questioning, interrogation, or notification to his parents, called the police.

    It also alleges that the police did not inform the family that they had taken Armaan to custody. Worried that he had not returned home, his family called every police department in the area, only to find out he was sent to a Juvenile facility.

    Armaan was released on December 15th.

    The police allege that Armaan had admitted to saying in jest that he had a bomb and that he would blow up the school. 

    The police checked his backpack and concluded that he did not pose any security threat. But thy still arrested him, as making a “terroristic threat” is a felony.

    Armaan's detention follows another Texas incident in which police had handcuffed a Muslim teen Ahmed Mohamed, who had brought a digital clock to school.

    A Sikh boy from Texas Armaan Singh Sarai, 12, was arrested and put in a juvenile detention centre for three days on the charge of joking about carrying a bomb.  The police were unaware or disregarded that fact that Armaan was born with a heart condition that has made him go through three open heart surgeries.  A Facebook post by his cousin Ginee Haer gives a different version of the incident and says  a class bully made a false complaint that Armaan had a bomb hidden in his school bag. And teachers called the police.
    Arlington school from where Armaan was arrested



    This goofball on the left in this picture is my 12 year old cousin, Armaan Singh Sarai. He was born and raised in Texas...
    Posted by Ginee Haer on Tuesday, December 15, 2015



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    Facebook CEO  Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of the baby in a Jedi costume on Friday,   The costume is complete with a lightsaber, Chewbacca and Darth Vader dolls.   He also captioned it appropriately  - The Force is strong with this one - sending it viral.
    Mark and Priscilla Chan also get the baby's expression also right.

    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Facebook CEO  Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his  baby daughter Max in a Jedi costume on Friday.

    The costume is complete with a lightsaber, Chewbacca and Darth Vader dolls.

    He also captioned it appropriately  - The Force is strong with this one - sending it viral.

    As excited Star Wars fans scrutinised the photo, many pointed out with admiration that proud parents Mark and Priscilla Chan had worked to  get the Max'ss expression also right.



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    The local administration has decided to go ahead and reinstate Sunita Kuwar as the
    school cook. Pic courtesy – The Telegraph

    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    People of Kalyanpur village in Gopalganj district went on protest on Wednesday to stop a widow from cooking midday meals at a government school.



    About 150 people locked up the school to oppose the district administration’s  decision to reinstate Sunita Kuwar as cook, reports The Telegraph.

    Sunita, who has been a widow for 15 years, had worked in the school as a cook for five years. But in January 2014 she was fired as a few villagers objected saying “her character was not good.”

    She petitioned the local administration and managed to get her job back after nearly two years, which led to the Wednesday’s protest.

    The local administration has decided to go ahead and reinstate Sunita as the school cook.



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    Ilayaraja got angry when the TV journalist asked him about the
    controversy over the 'Beep Song' (Video below)

    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    A video of the confrontation between music composer Ilayaraja and a TV television journalist has emerged.


    Ilayaraja snubbed the unidentified journalist during an interaction with the media in Chennai on Thursday.


    Ilayaraja had gone to EthirajCollegeto attend a function, which honoured volunteers who assisted victims during Chennai floods.


    After the event, he made a statement to the media on the selfless work of the volunteers. It was then a TV journalist asked him about the raging controversy over the 'Beep Song'.


    Ilayaraja became furious and asked the journalist if he had any sense to pose a question that was not relevant to the occasion. As the journalist held his ground, Ilayaraja repeated his question till others intervened to separate the two.   


    Tamil actor Simbu and 'Kolaveri Di' fame music composer R Anirudh have landed in trouble for singing and composing music for a video 'Beep Song' with highly objectionable references to women.


    The Consortium of Journalists in India (CJI) issued a statement n Friday condemning veteran music composer's statement.


    "If he (Ilayarajah) didn’t want to respond, he should have avoided replying to the question. Instead, he degraded his credibility by abusing the journalist, which cannot be accepted by any media personality," CJI said in a statement.


    Video: Watch Ilayaraja’s confrontation with TV journalist in Chennai




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    In a blunt rebuttal, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has said Katrina Kaif never called him papa.   “Rubbish, she wouldn’t dare to take such liberties with me,” he told Khalid Mohammed in an interview for The Quint.  A newspaper had reported that Katrina had begun to call him Papa, indicating that she and Ranbir Kapoor were planning to settle down.
    Katrina and Ranbir Kapoor have been dating since 2010 and moved in together last November.

    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    In a blunt rebuttal, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor has said Katrina Kaif never called him papa.

    “Rubbish, she wouldn’t dare to take such liberties with me,” he told Khalid Mohammed in an interview for The Quint.



    A newspaper had reported that Katrina had begun to call him Papa, indicating that she and Ranbir Kapoor were planning to settle down.

    Ranbir Kapoor had also refuted the report saying Katrina called his father Rishi Ji not Papa.

    In the same interview Rishi described Katrina as well behaved, pretty and hardworking. He would not go beyond that.

    Katrina and Ranbir Kapoor have been dating since 2010 and moved in together last November.

    Over the last two years there have been persistent reports that the two have been planning to get married.

    It is a little odd that despite the long association Katrina has not moved beyond calling her boyfriend’s father Rishi Ji. A case of strong parental disapproval?

    Related
    Breakup time: Katrina Kaif making last ditch attempt to make it work with Ranbir Kapoor 




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    Vitality Air, a Canadian company, has begun to sell fresh bottled air to Chinese customers, who are struggling to cope with choking pollution.    The company says it bottles fresh air at the Rocky Mountain town of Banff.   It sent 500 canisters to China in November, which were sold out within two weeks, reports The Daily Telegraph.
    Vitality Air It sent 500 canisters to China in November, which were sold out within two weeks. Twitter pic


    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Vitality Air, a Canadian company, has begun to sell fresh bottled air to Chinese customers, who are struggling to cope with choking pollution.

    The company says it bottles fresh air at the RockyMountain town of Banff.

    It sent 500 canisters to Chinain November, which were sold out within two weeks, reports The Daily Telegraph.


    It is planning to double its supply and begun to take pre orders.


    It also sells masks, which can be used to inhale fresh air, from canisters.

    The air sells for $14 to $20, depending on the size of the canister and there is no information on how long it will last.


    Last week, Beijingissued its first ever red alert because of poor air quality, closing schools and restricting traffic.



    Vitality Air co-founder Moses Lam it’s time consuming to bottle air as every one of these canister is hand bottled.

    “We're dealing with fresh air, we want it to be fresh and we don't want to run it through machines which are oiled and greased," he says.

    Vitality Air, a Canadian company, has begun to sell fresh bottled air to Chinese customers, who are struggling to cope with choking pollution.    The company says it bottles fresh air at the Rocky Mountain town of Banff.   It sent 500 canisters to China in November, which were sold out within two weeks, reports The Daily Telegraph.
    Smog over China as seen from space - Nasa pic

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     Noted dancer Bhanumathi Rao performed graceful  Bharatanatyam on December 5 in Bangalore, a day after she turned 92.    The poise and physical agility she demonstrated at a function organised by Upaasana Academy Of Classical Dance & Music stunned viewers who struggled to guess her age.
    Bhanumathi Rao, an accomplished Bharatanatyam and Kathakali dancer,
    proved that age was just a stupid number (Video below)

    December 18, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Noted dancer Bhanumathi Rao performed graceful  Bharatanatyam on December 5 in Bangalore, a day after she turned 92.

    The poise and physical agility she demonstrated at a function organised by Upaasana Academy Of Classical Dance & Music stunned viewers who struggled to guess her age.

    Bhanumathi Rao, an accomplished  Bharatanatyam and Kathakali dancer, proved that age was just a stupid number that eats your head.

    She has passed on her stellar legacy to her daughter Maya Krishna Rao, a noted theatre personality in her own right.

    A founder-member of the street theatre group Theatre Union, Maya has scripted, directed, and performed several powerful street plays.

    She won a Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Indian theatre, which she returned recently to protest growing intolerance in India.

    Video: Bhanu Rao performing Bharatanatyam at 92 in Bangalore









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    A 59-year-old Sikh, Amrik Singh, defended his petrol station from an armed robber by throwing his slipper at him.  The slipper hit the robber, a white man in mask, on his nose, throwing him off guard. A CCTV footage shows an emboldened Amrik Singh rushing to confront the robber, who manages to flee.  The incident took place at Staatsburg, near New York City.
    Amrik Singh, an immigrant from Punjab’s Moga district, has owned
    the Citgo petrol station and store for 19 years.

    December 19, 2015, NewsCrunch

    A 59-year-old Sikh, Amrik Singh, defended his petrol station from an armed robber by throwing his slipper at him.

    The slipper hit the robber, a white man in mask, on his nose, throwing him off guard. A CCTV footage shows an emboldened Amrik Singh rushing to confront the robber, who manages to flee.

    The incident took place at Staatsburg, near New York City.

    Amrik Singh, an immigrant from Punjab’s Moga district, has owned the Citgo petrol station and store for 19 years.

    He says he did not plan to confront the robber and planned to hand over all his money.

    But the robber demanded $100 dollar bills, which he did not have. When the armed man reached for the tray in the cash register, Amrik Singh reacted spontaneously by reaching for his now famous weapon, slipper.

    The CCTV footage of his bravery has gone viral and been aired by several TV channels in the US.

    A US citizen, Amrik Singh, is sufficiently shaken up to apply for a gun license.

    Video: Watch 59-year-old Sikh man throwing slipper at armed robber and chasing him away from his petrol station 


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    A British woman Becca C runs a popular YoutTube channel, whose major attraction is her Hindi – spoken with a charm and without an accent.  She talks growing up in London and Derby with her parents and sisters, not particularly liking the cold.  The fluency in her Hindi is impressive.
    English girl Becca C has several viral Hindi videos (Videos below)

    December 19, 2015, NewsCruch

    A British woman Becca C runs a popular YoutTube channel, whose major attraction is her Hindi – spoken with a charm and without an accent.

    She talks about growing up in London and Derby with her parents and sisters, not particularly liking the cold.  The fluency in her Hindi is impressive.

    Then she fell in love with Indian culture and Bollywood, discovering Shahrukh Khan along the way. She visited Indiaand learnt the language to impress King Khan, whom she eventually managed to meet.
    A British woman Becca C runs a popular YoutTube channel, whose major attraction is her Hindi – spoken with a charm and without an accent.  She talks growing up in London and Derby with her parents and sisters, not particularly liking the cold.  The fluency in her Hindi is impressive.

    She even studied in India; the college and course were such let downs, she does not even want to name them.

    But that did not stop her from getting an Indian boyfriend with whom she has been going strong for the last three years.

    That is her story in brief and watch three videos below to enjoy the way she speaks Hindi.

    Growing up in London and Derby– English girl Becca C on her childhood in Hindi


    Becca C on why she learnt Hindi




    Becca C on meeting Shahrukh Khan 


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    Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who had been strutting around with a medieval bushy moustache, for nearly two years now, got rid of it on Saturday.  His girlfriend Deepika Padukone, who probably bore the brunt of it, wielded the scissor gladly and snipped out the extra hair from his moustache.
    Ranveer posted the video on his Facebook page asking his fans "Pehchaan Kaun?" (video below)

    December 19, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh, who had been strutting around with a medieval bushy moustache, for nearly two years now, got rid of it on Saturday.

    His girlfriend Deepika Padukone, who probably bore the brunt of it, wielded the scissor gladly and snipped out the extra hair from his moustache.

    Ranveer posted the video on his Facebook and Twitter account asking his fans "Pehchaan Kaun?" (guess who)

    The video once again shows the camaraderie he enjoys with Deepika.

    "Bajirao Mastani" released on Friday to critical and audience acclaim.

    Video: Watch Deepika Padukone cutting off Ranveer Singh’s Bajirao Mastani mustache 


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    Zomato has pulled out its controversial double-meaning advertisements from porn websites.    Its CEO Deepinder Goyal has also apologised to anyone offended by them.  Zomato started advertising on porn websites for late night food delivery between 11 pm and 4 am. It also claimed that the campaign was cost effective and getting good response.
    Zomato food porn campaign raised eyebrows

    December 19, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Zomato has pulled out its controversial double-meaning advertisements from porn websites.

    Its CEO Deepinder Goyal has also apologised to anyone offended by them.

    Zomato started advertising on porn websites for late night food delivery between 11 pm and 4 am. It also claimed that the campaign was cost effective and getting good response.


    The ads caught attention as they were racy and loaded with double meaning. For instance, an image showed a doughnut and asked viewers to nibble around delicious holes.

    Another showed a hotdog and asked viewers to swallow the whole six inches.

    The campaign raised eyebrows and the backlash, if any, was muted. But it was enough for the company to pull down the controversial advertisements.

    Writing in his blog, Goyal claimed the campaign had broken new ground but offended some people who felt it was in poor taste.

    “Some also said that all porn is not legal, and by advertising on porn websites, we are financially supporting abuse,”  Goyal added to explain why ads were pulled out.

    Tailpiece

    In an interesting piece of trivia Media Nama mentions the places which sent the maximum response to these advertisements.

    The highest clicks came from Hauz Khas, Delhi, Koramangala, Bangalore and Powai, Mumbai.








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    Telangana CM  K Chandrasekhar Rao is conducting a mega yagna this month to thank stars for granting statehood to Telangana.   The yagna to be held between December 23-27 at his farmhouse in Erravalli village, Medak district, comes with stunning logistics, reports The Telegraph.   The total cost of Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam is estimated at Rs seven crore.
    KCR planning mega Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam – Pic for representation only

    December 19, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Telangana CM  K Chandrasekhar Rao is conducting a mega yagna this month to thank stars for granting statehood to Telangana.

    The yagna to be held between December 23-27 at his farmhouse in Erravalli village, Medak district, comes with stunning logistics, reports The Telegraph.

    * The total cost of Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam is estimated at Rs seven crore.

    Five helipads are being built for VVIP guests led by President of India Pranab Mukherjee. KCR also personally invited his archrival Chandrababu Naidu for the ceremony.  There is a question mark over Modi's participation.


    Facilities to host over 15,000 vehicles and two lakh people are being put in place.

    Kitchens to feed over 50,000 people daily.

    Over 101 yagna kundas (fireplaces) have been set up.

    Over 2,000 priests led by six chief priests from the Sringeri mutt in Karnataka will perform the rituals.

    There has been criticism on the religious extravagance at a time of drought and farmers suicides. But KCR says public funds are not being spent on the ceremony.

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    1,000 priests to perform 10-day Ayutha Chandi Yaga to invoke divine blessings for K Chandrasekhar Rao 




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    German researchers have found that a popular myth about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is true -  had only one testicle.  According to German media, researchers at the University of Erlangen have found prison documents that establish that Hitler’s right testicle was missing.   Landsberg prison files, which have details of Hitler’s examination Dr Josef Brinsteiner in 1923, bring out his medical condition.
    According to Nazi-era gossip Hitler had lost a testicle in a battle during the first world war.
    December 19, 2015, NewsCrunch

    German researchers have found that a popular myth about Nazi leader Adolf Hitler is true -  he had only one testicle.

    According to German media, researchers at the University of Erlangenhave found prison documents that establish that Hitler’s right testicle was missing.

    Landsberg prison files, which have details of Hitler’s examination by Dr Josef Brinsteiner in 1923, bring out his medical condition.

    According to Nazi-era gossip, Hitler had lost a testicle in a battle during the first world war.

    But the reason for the missing ball was more mundane, a birth defect called chryptorchidism, in which one or both testicles fail to descend during childhood.



    Cryptorchidism, the most common birth defect of the male genitalia, affects about 3% of full-term and 30% of premature infant boys.

    It is associated with reduced fertility, increased risk of testicular tumors and psychological problems.

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    Indian boxer Vijender Singh scored his third successive knockout triumph on Saturday by clinically punishing Bulgaria's Samet Hyuseinov, who had promised to send him back to India "beaten" and "broken".  The six-round contest ended after just two rounds, when the referee stepped in to declare win for Vijender Singh. In the brief contest the Indian boxer was on a rampage and the Bulgarian challenger was cowering at the ropes taking the assault meekly.
    Vijender Singh was on a rampage and Samet Hyuseinov was cowering at the
    ropes taking the assault meekly. (Video below)

    December 20, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Indian boxer Vijender Singh scored his third successive knockout triumph on Saturday by clinically punishing Bulgaria's Samet Hyuseinov, who had promised to send him back to India "beaten" and "broken".

    The six-round contest ended after just two rounds, when the referee stepped in to declare win for Vijender Singh. In the brief contest, the Indian boxer was on a rampage and the Bulgarian challenger was cowering at the ropes taking the assault meekly.

    With this remarkable triumph, Vijender Singh, who made his professional debut in October,  remains unbeaten.

    He had earlier sent packing Sonny Whiting and Dean Gillen in less than three rounds.

    Video: Watch  Vijender Singh knocking out Bulgaria's Samet Hyuseinov in just two rounds 



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    Noted historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam says professional historians are not safe in India as there is an aggressive attempt to deny therm their space.  In India, history is equated with 'belief' and historians deviating from that pay a price, says Sanjay Subrahmanyam in an interview with The Times of India. .
    In India, history is equated with 'belief',
    says Sanjay Subrahmanyam
    December 20, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Which job in India has become as dangerous as patrolling Siachen?

    Writing history books.

    Noted historian Sanjay Subrahmanyam says professional historians are not safe in India as there is an aggressive attempt to deny therm their space.

    In India, history is equated with 'belief' and historians deviating from that pay a price, says Sanjay Subrahmanyam in an interview with The Times of India. .

    If a real historian writes an authoritative book on Shivaji, Golwalkar or Annadurai, he runs the risk of getting censored.

    You are not allowed to portray Tipu Sultan as a complex figure or mention that Aurangzeb's ties with Gorakhnathi math.

    While Indian government's have always been trigger-happy in banning books, there is a new player now: The Internet troll.

    "You know Indians are known to be the most abusive users of the internet. Indian trolling is known widely to be highly vitriolic," says Sanjay Subrahmanyam.
     
    "The publishers are very scared, and they have caved in," he adds. 

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    Ex-journalist and Amnesty India head Aakar Patel's Sunday coulmn in  TOI has triggered a controversy.  Commenting on the movie Baji Rao Mastani, he says it is wrong to think that Marathas -- though they fought against Mughals for long -- stood for Hindu nationalism.  Marathas were mobile warriors, who made a living by attacking other kingdoms, to extract chauth or a levy amounting to one-fourth of the vanquished state's revenue.
    A Hindutva poster of Bajirao Peshwa - Aakar Patel refutes popular notion 


    December 20, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Ex-journalist and Amnesty India head Aakar Patel's Sunday coulmn in  TOI has triggered a controversy.

    Commenting on the movie Baji Rao Mastani, he says it is wrong to think that Marathas -- though they fought against Mughals for long -- stood for Hindu nationalism.

    Marathas were mobile warriors, who made a living by attacking other kingdoms, to extract chauth or a levy amounting to one-fourth of the vanquished state's revenue.

    Like Mongols, Marathas rode on their horses, left no permanent settlements behind - just attacked, plundered and took their chauth, says Aakar Patel.

    They could be particularly brutal in their intimidation.  They had no qualms in raping women or in killing pregnant women and infants.

    They did not discriminate kingdoms or people on the basis of their religion. Everyone was  a target as long as chauth and rape was concerned, notes Aakar Patel.

    It was under Maratha pressure, Jaipur king Ishwari Singh commited suicide by taking poison in December 1750. The popular king's death prompted Rajputs to rebel against Marathas and slaughter them.

    Marathas started establishing their kingdoms only after the decline of the Mughals.

    The article generated considerable heat among those who hail Marathas as icons of Hindu nationalism.










    Related
    Unable to pay Maratha Rajput Kingh Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh committed suicide 


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    Ishwari Singh was the elder son of a Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh II.  His ascension to the throne in 1743, after his father died, was contested by his  half brother Madho Singh 1.   Ishwari Singh and Madho Singh 1 fought two battles. Both the time Ishwari Singh emerged victorious with the help of Maratha chieftains Malhar Rao Holkar and Ranoji Scindia.
    Ishwari Singh started defaulting and in 1750
    Maratha army came to Jaipur to recover their taxes.

    December 20, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Aakar Patel's Sunday article comparing Marathas to Mongols has stirred controversy. He contends that the true interest of Marathas was in extracting a hefty tax they called chauth from Hindu and Muslim kings alike.

    Aakar Patel also says that Marathas were quite brutal in their extortion, which even prompted a Rajput King Ishwari Singh to commit suicide.

    Here are some more details about tragic and short reign of Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh.

    Ishwari Singh was the elder son of a Kachwaha ruler of Jaipur, Sawai Jai Singh II.

    His ascension to the throne in 1743, after his father died, was contested by his  half brother Madho Singh 1.

    Ishwari Singh and Madho Singh 1 fought two battles. Both the time Ishwari Singh emerged victorious with the help of Maratha chieftains Malhar Rao Holkar and Ranoji Scindia.

    In 1749 Ishwari Singh even built a victory tower Isar laat popularly known as Sarga Suli in the Tripolia Bazar.

    But he was already in trouble by then. The Marathas had been collecting chauth and sardeshmukhi taxes that counted up to almost 35% of state income, for their support and services.

    Ishwari Singh started defaulting on these and in 1750 Maratha army came to Jaipur to recover their taxes.

    Unable to pay, Ishwari Singh ended his life on December 12, 1750 with poison. According to a legend he got himself bitten by a cobra.

    Ishwari Singh was succeeded by Madho Singh 1, who went on to make his mark as a successful ruler.
    But there were initial hiccups. The new ruler, his nobles and the people of Jaipur bitterly resented Maratha demand of one third or at least one fourth of the Jaipur territory.

    The simmering anger of the people of Jaipur found expression in the killing of thousands of Marathas in the Jaipur city on January 10, 1751.

    Madho Singh 1 managed to convince Maratha leaders of his innocence and rebuilt his relations with them.

    Source

    Jadunath Sarkar, Fall of the Mughal Empire, Vol. I

    G.S. Sardesi, New History of the Marathas,

    The Rajput-Maratha relations in the Eighteenth century
    PhD Thesis by Ashok Kumar, CHS, JNU, 2010

    Related
    Marathas were not Hindu nationalists, just greedy Indian Mongols, Aakar Patel article sparks controversy - sample tweets 




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     Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan do not see eye to eye - their discomfort nurtured over the decades refuses to thaw.   In his new biography, Anything but Khamosh (Om Books International), Shatrughan Sinha reveals what went wrong between them.   Ironically, both of them started together in Bollywood, with Shatrughan Sinha being a little senior to Amitabh Bachchan.
    Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan in
    Kaala Pathar - the final straw.

    December 20, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan do not see eye to eye - their discomfort nurtured over the decades refuses to thaw.

    In his new biography, Anything but Khamosh (Om Books International), Shatrughan Sinha reveals what went wrong between them.

    Ironically, both of them started together in Bollywood, with Shatrughan Sinha being a little senior to Amitabh Bachchan.

    They were great friends, moved in the same circle which also boasted of Mehmood's brother Anwar Ali, Anil Dhawan, Asrani and Subhash Ghai.

    Shatrughan Sinha would recommend Amitabh Bachchan to his director friends and both of them together delivered hits such as Naseeb, Shaan, Dostana and Kaala Patthar.

    As Amitabh Bachchan grew in towering stature, Shatrughan Sinha was one of the few actors, who held on his own,. He never let Amitabh Bachchan intimidate him and could deliver his signature performance with bluster.

    “The problem was the applause I was getting for my performances... Amitabh could see the response I was getting. That’s why he didn’t want me in some of his films,” says in an excerpt of the biography published by The Outlook.

    By the time Kaala Patthar, happened the duo had reached break point.

    "On the sets, the chair next to Amitabh Bachchan would not be offered to me, nor would his umbrella be ever trained to cover any of us," says Shatrughan Sinha.

    Then Amitabh Bachchan also tried to upstage Shatrughan Sinha in the movie.

    The script held that the pre-interval clash between the two would be an equal fight that ends in Shashi Kapoor separating the two. An even fight was required as Shatrughan Sinha continues to challenge Amitabh Bachchan even after that scene.

    But during shooting Shatrughan Sinha found that he was getting thrashed by Amitabh Bachchan, who had reportedly fixed the scene through fight master Shetty.

    Shatrughan Sinha protested, put his foot down and stalled the shooting for a few hours till the issue was resolved, but thoroughly irking Amitabh Bachchan.

    There was no turning back after that.

     Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan do not see eye to eye - their discomfort nurtured over the decades refuses to thaw.   In his new biography, Anything but Khamosh (Om Books International), Shatrughan Sinha reveals what went wrong between them.   Ironically, both of them started together in Bollywood, with Shatrughan Sinha being a little senior to Amitabh Bachchan.
    Shatrughan Sinha and Amitabh Bachchan in
    Kaala Pathar - the final straw.




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    Over 91 people are missing after a landslide wiped out 33 buildings in southern Chinese city of Shenzen on Sunday.  Dramatic video footage shows multi-storey buildings crumbling like a pack of cards at the Hengtaiyu industrial park in the city's northwestern Guangming New District.  The landslide was caused by the build-up of waste construction mud in the vicinity, which collapsed sending a river of mud that ran wild bringing down everything in its course.
    A screenshot of footage that shows multi-storey buildings crumbling like a pack of cards after landslide (Video below)

    December 21, 2015, NewsCrunch

    Over 91 people are missing after a landslide wiped out 33 buildings in southern Chinese city of Shenzen on Sunday.

    Dramatic video footage shows multi-storey buildings crumbling like a pack of cards at the Hengtaiyu industrial park in the city's northwestern Guangming New District.

    The landslide was caused by the build-up of waste construction mud in the vicinity, which collapsed sending a river of mud that ran wild bringing down everything in its course.

    Fourteen factories, 13 low-rise buildings and three dormitories were among the buildings flattened.
    14 people had been rescued and more than 900 people had been evacuated from the site.

    A section of China's major West-East natural gas pipeline also exploded,

    Industrial accidents have been on raise in China prompting many to ask questions about safety standards following three decades of rapid economic growth.

    Video: Watch man-made  landslide wiping out buildings in Chinese city Shenzen 



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