Sunday 30 October 2016

A Rendezvous With The Police Commissioner of Guwahati: H.C. Nath, IPS

-Bibhu Krishna Talukdar.

On 26 August,2016, Hiren Chandra Nath, an IPS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya batch of 1996 took charge as the new Police Commissioner of Guwahati succeeding senior IPS officer Mukesh Agarwal. Recently, Penfreak had the opportunity to interview him. Here are the excerpts from the interview...  

Sir, many many congratulations on becoming the Police Commissioner of the city. We wish you a very successful tenure. We would like to state that its an honour conducting this interview with you. We hope this endeavour turns fruitful.

Saturday 29 October 2016

October 30: I know the pain of this day

I don’t know what to say. As the day approaches near, I still see flashes of that fateful day before my eyes. Oct 30. Year 2008. It was Bhaidooj, the Hindu festival somewhere similar to Raksha Bandhan where a sister prays for the long and prosperous life of her brother. Little did I know that my prayers would remain UNHEARD, UNFULFILLED….

Friday 28 October 2016

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil

Ae Dil Hai Mushkil: A hodgepodge of love, friendship and betrayal!

Amidst all the nationalism driven controversies, Karan Johar’s much awaited directorial venture ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ hits the screens today. Not only is the film a vital project for KJo, who dons the director’s hat after a span of four years, it is a do-or-die situation for Ranbir Kapoor, who has been delivering back-to-back fiascoes for the last two years. Here’s our review of ADHM. Check it out!

Sunday 23 October 2016

Stop Brain Shaming: Debunking Mental illness.

- Apoorva Tiwari

Everything seemed to go wrong! I am always scared of crowd! I am an "Emotional wreck" everytime my deficit played up! My family pressurizes me for perfection! My relationship is not working out and I find myself chained!   

Wednesday 19 October 2016

Mom who died of cancer left this beautiful heart filled letter and it will make you laugh and cry at the same time.

A mom's message of living, loving and laughing as time is running out. 
In 2013, Heather McManamy, a mother and loving wife from Wisconsin, was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the age of 36-years, she passed away from the disease.
In her waning days, she spent a lot of time thinking and contemplating life. Before she passed, she wrote her husband Jeff a touching and hysterical letter. She asked him to post it on Facebook for her, and ever since he posted it on December 15, 2015, it has gone viral with more than 102k shares on facebook alone.
Take a look at the letter below.

Sunday 16 October 2016

Why ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ should be banned all over India- views of a nationalist

-Sidharth Sharma.

The recent news regarding the ban on ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ by The Cine Owners’ and Exhibitors Association (COEA) in the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa and Karnataka comes as a solace to the millions of ‘nationalists’ nationwide, who have been waiting to seek revenge of the ghastly Uri attacks. And myself being a ‘nationalist’, I fervently support the decision to boycott ADHM, which stars Pakistani actor Fawad Khan. Not only in four states, ADHM should be boycotted nationwide and I have some solid reasons to substantiate my point.


Monday 10 October 2016

Ban on Chinese Products

- Ayush Kayal.

Pic credits:Laughing Colours

With the festive season round the corner, the chorus of people and organisations begin to boycott Chinese Products. The present scenario also makes this demand sound legible.

Saturday 8 October 2016

10 Puja Pandals in Guwahati you must check out this year

-Pratap Kumar Das.

Its festive time folks!! Maa Durga has arrived in town and the most glorified festival in eastern India deserves to be celebrated in full fluorish and fervor. Durga Pujo or Navratri holds different values and traditions for various communities but one thing that remains constant is that the main 4 days – Shaptami, Ashtami, Navami and Dashami  are synonymous with shopping, pandal hopping and doi-mishti  with gorom gorom jilaapis. Near home, everybody knows that there are many pujas in and around Guwahati. We took a ride out on the night of MahaShasti around the city and present to you our top picks for this year’s Pujo. Make sure to visit as many of them as you can this festive season.

1.   Bishnupur High School, Bishnupur 

Sunday 2 October 2016

M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story

Sidharth Sharma

M.S. Dhoni- The Untold Story: Sushant Singh Rajput shines in this epic, but unduly overstretched film

Cast- Sushant Singh Rajput, Kiara Advani, Disha Patani, Anupam Kher, Rajesh Sharma, Bhumika Chawla, Harry Tangri

Direction- Neeraj Pandey

Verdict- 4/5

All the Cricket Buffs out there, brace yourself up! The biopic of India’s Captain Cool finally hits the screens and there could not have been a better reason to throng the theatres this weekend. Whether or not the movie is one of the best movies that could have ever been made on the life of the celebrated Indian Cricketer is still a debatable issue, but it certainly is the most honest and factual among the handful of sports biopic made in India.