[Movie Review] Go Speechless with Barfi!

Recognize that urge of watching a really nice and a warm movie but not realizing the type of plot that would calm the wretched desire? ‘

Barfi!’ might do the trick for you! Every second of the movie is pleasant, every moment is beautiful and every frame is complete. Ranbir Kapoor as Murphy (Barfi) is insanely fun to watch, though a little shadowed by Priyanka Chopra’s Jhilmil.

The movie is about Barfi, a recalcitrant man with a speech and hearing impairment working out his life by his methods, but is ruled by Jhilmil, an autistic girl who happens to be Barfi’s oldest (and most faithful!) friend.

To talk about the main character, Barfi, he is a mute meddler of the ways of the world with an energy that makes it difficult to sympathize with him. He is portrayed as the Indian version of Charlie Chaplin. In fact, a cut-out poster of Charlie Chaplin is flashed during the first ten minutes of the film as a respectable nod to the hero of his era.

He walks through many heart breaks but they stay out of focus. The audience isn’t even given time to adapt to the new development in his state and the film takes a new turn changing Barfi yet again.

Then enters Jhilmil in his life becoming the source of financial help he desperately needs! In her he finds a true friend and a faithful partner. As narrated, she is a person who needs extra love to be understood and Barfi fits. The love they share is beyond any measurement which keeps the film rolling. I specifically remember the scene when they show a dishevelled Jhilmil making it obvious to Barfi that he’s stuck with her. He had no clue what was to come! [..]

Engineers Day: Engineers urged to Work on ‘Technology compatible with Nature’

The Local Center of Institution of Engineers (India) celebrated Engineers Day today in the seminar hall of the Institution at Hiran Magri, Sector 11.  The event also included a seminar on the topic – Appropriate Climate Responsive Technologies for Inclusive Growth & Sustainable Development.

Dr. Y.S. Bhatt, President did the welcoming of guests and presented a draft on the activities of The Institution of Engineers (India).  E. N. Bansal then spoke on the life of Sir M. Visveshwarya.

Kishor Sant, Chief-Spokesperson addressed the guests and said, “The Global Warming is the main environmental factor that we have to solve. It is mainly the result of our ignorance and we are the ones who should seek solution for it”.

Dr. Pradeep Chandra Deka, Vice Chancellor, SPSU Chief Guest said, “Engineers should contribute to save nature by making technology compatible with nature”. [..]


Wanted Arms Dealer found in Mandsaur Jail

An arms dealer and a prime target of Hathipol Police was found to be in Mandsor Jail, and was then brought to Udaipur by Police on protection warrant today.

According to Police, an accused Shashikant was arrested on 10th Aug, 2012 and was found possessing a gun.  He confessed to have bought it from Anil s/o Shantilal Harijan, resident of Alawada, Mandsor.

Since then Police was searching for Anil, and recently when they got to know that he is in Mandsor Jail, locked under IPC 307. The Police brought him to Udaipur this morning on Protection warrant.

He was brought in-front of the Judge and was granted with a one day police custody remand. There are already 2-3 different cases registered against Anil in different Mandsor Police Stations.

During initial interrogation, Anil accepted to buy the gun, that he sold to Shashikant by a gangster Vishal Harijan, resident of Delhigate, Mandsor. Vishal was killed two months back in the gang-war in Mandsor.

He also confessed that, Vishal was his primary gun supplier. Police have Vishal for one day in their remand, and they seek many answers from him.

Reported By: Sohail Khan


Accident injury claims life of 22-year-old Youth

A youth, 22 year old Prabhu Lal aka Mangu Lal, died today evening, having been earlier admitted in MB Hospital after an accident on 13th Sept. 2012.

According to Police, Prabhu Lal (22) s/o Hag Ram Gameti, resident of Kanpur Madri was caught in accident on 13th Sept. when he was hit by a tractor on his way to Kanpur Madri to Udaipur along with his younger brother, Intu Lal on his bike.

Both brothers received injuries and were admitted in MB Hospital, where today Prabhu Lal died during his treatment.

The case was registered with Hiran Magri police station.


Sister accuses Brother for Swiping off Jewelry from Bank Locker

Surajpol Police has lodged an FIR against Shakti Singh Mewar, son of Maharaja Narendra Singh Mewar for allegedly illegally accessing the Bank Locker that was owned jointly by his sister Madhulika Singh and their late mother Pratibha Rani.

According to the applicant Madhulika Singh, the locker at Vijaya Bank had precious jewelry and ornaments and the Bank Manager Bhagwan Das Lalwani allegedly gave unauthorized access to Shakti Singh without informing her.

She further alleged that few a precious ornaments have been found missing from the locker.  However, Shakti Singh denies all allegations and doubts a conspiracy against him, as he told UdaipurTimes.com in a telephonic conversation that he never visited Vijaya Bank.

According to the FIR, on 10th April 1996, a joint account was opened in Vijaya Bank, Bapu Bazaar in the names of Pratibha Rani and Madhulika Singh.  On 29th Dec 1999 jewelry was kept in Locker no.139.

After a few days of the death of her mother on 11th April 2012, the locker was allegedly opened by her brother Shakti Singh with the help of the Bank Manager.

Shakti Singh told UT, “a few months back a similar allegation was put on me and a written complaint was given to the S.P.  However, after initial investigations, the police closed the case, hence the frustrated conspirators now tried this to defame me.”

BJYM mourns the demise of K.C. Sudershan

Former RSS Chief and the 5th Sarsanghachalak, K.C. Sudershan who was known for his hard-line views died in Raipur on Saturday after suffering a heart attack. The Bhartiya Janta Yuva Morcha, Udaipur go together to mourn the demise of Sudershan.

Sudershan was 81, and is survived by a Brother and Sister.

According to Jinendra Shastri, BJYM (President), “Our country has lost a national saint and leader and his demise is a great loss to the Nation.

He said that he will be remembered for his great leadership.

On his demise BJYM General Secretary Naresh vaishnav, Member Gajendra Bhandari, Luvdev Bagdi, Mayank Kothari, Rajesh Swarnkar, State Representative, Jayesh Champawat, Gajpal Rathore, Irshad Chainwala, Pankaj Sukhwal, Shankar Dangi Dilip Paliwal, Mandal President Inderlal Menariya, Mohan Gurjar, Jitendra Maroo , Pintu Prajapat, Kamlesh Prajapat, Girish Sharma, Deepak Mehta, Amrit lal Menariya, Sohansingh Karwad expressed their condolences on Sudershan’s demise.

St. Anthony Students made team for Zonal Chess Tournament

St. Anthony’s School has declared its chess team for the CBSE West Zone Chess Championship, which is being hosted by the Indus World School, Indore.

The Principal of St. Anthony School, William D’Souza said that under the guidance of Coach Vikas Sahu the Under-19 and Under-14 team have been declared. The Under-19 team boasts of International player Manthan Chittora, FIDE rated player Yogesh Hingad (Captain), Mudit Babel, Nikhil Yadav and Priyanshu Vaya. The Under-14 team is represented by Ojas Shukla (Captain), Divyanshu Babel, Bhavya Pandya, Harshit Babel and Dhruv Chaudhari.

For records, St. Anthony’s Under-14 team was the runners up at CBSE West Zone Chess Championship 2009.

CBSE schools from 9 States will be participating in this event.

“Color of Life” an Exhibition of Painting

A Painting Exhibition showcasing contemporary and live Art Work commenced at the Hilltop Hotel in Udaipur today.  This two day long exhibition organized by “Keshori Art” consists of around 57 paintings, which will be displayed on 15th and 16th September.

The Painting Exhibition, titled “Color of Life” was inaugurated by Hemant Gera, District Collector, Udaipur and the exhibits were on display till 7 PM today.  The timings for tomorrow will be11AM till 5PM.

All the paintings are being created by siblings Dr. Seema Choudhary and Nitin Choudhary, who are painters by passion.  Of the 57 paintings, around 37 have been painted by Dr. Seema, while the remaining 20 have been done by Nitin. [..]

Sunrise Group of Institutions celebrates Engineering Day

Sunrise Group of Institutions celebrated Engineering Day at their campus today. As part of the celebrations, they organized various competitions like technical quiz, technical rangoli, poster designing, etc.

All the students of the institute participated with full enthusiasm. Prof. ML Kalra, MD, Sunrise Group of Institutions welcomed the Chief Guests by presenting them with bouquets.

Chief Guest of the occasion Vinod Kumbhat, Vice President, Chamber of Commerce addressed the students about the ways of being successful in life.

He also shared his own personal life experiences about his struggle and achievements. He advised the students, not to leave any opportunity that comes in life. He said, “Instead of comparing yourself with others, always be focused towards your aim.” [..]


District Congress Executive Committee Dissolved

As per the orders of the Indian National Congress Committee, the State Congress President Dr. Chandrabhan has dissolved the Udaipur (city) Congress Executive Committee with immediate effect.

Rajasthan State Congress General Secretary (Headquarter) Pukhraj Parashar informed that Dr. Chandrabhan has organized a committee for the new District Executive Committee and Ward Committees for which Ex-MLA, and member State Executive Committee Harimohan Sharma, Pradesh Congress Secretary, R.R. Tiwadi are the members.

Pukhraj Parashar also informed that this high profile committee will send its report to headquarter within 15 days and will decide the eligible candidates for the District Congress (City) Executive Committee as they will discuss the matter with the veteran congress workers and leaders.

Nilima Sukhadiya (President DCC) was not available for comment.