Akash Swarup Sonawane – Mumbai Uncensored, 6th March 2022
पेशव्यांच्या लढ्यात महत्वाची भूमिका निभावणारे चिमाजी आप्पा हे बाजीराव मस्तानी या सिनेमात नकारात्मक भूमिकेत दाखवल्याने, त्यांच्यावर सिनेमा करणारे महेश नेने यांनी त्यांचे योग्य स्वरूप आणि त्यांच्या बलिदानाचा इतिहास प्रेक्षकांपुढे मांडणे कसे गरजेचे असल्याचे सांगितले.
“बाजीराव मस्तानी हा सिनेमा दणक्यात सुरु झाला होता. त्यात संजय लीला भन्साली आणि त्यातील कलाकार व अप्रतिम संगीत म्हटल्यावर त्या सिनेमाला नक्कीच चारचांद लागले असतील अशी माझी खात्री होती. सिनेमातील मस्तानीची दणदणीत एन्ट्री, एका हिंदु राजाने दुसऱ्या हिंदु राजाला केलेली मदत आणि इतर अनेक दृष्य मनाला खरच भावून गेले.”
“चित्रपट पुढे सरकत होता आणि बाजीरावांचे धाकटे बंधु चिमाजी आप्पांची काही दृष्ये डोळ्यासमोर आली आणि तिथेच कुठेतरी सिनेमा वेगळ्या दिशेला भरकटतोय असे मनाला वाटू लागले.”
“चिमाजी आप्पांचे भारदस्त व्यक्तिमत्व त्यांचे पेशवाई मधील मोलाचे योगदान, प्रत्येक लढाईतील त्यांचे महत्व कुठेतरी बाजूला राहुन संपूर्ण नकारात्मक व्यक्तिरेखा समोर दिसू लागली. ज्यांनी १७३७ ते १७३९ या काळात पोर्तुगिजांना कडवी झुंज देऊन वसईचा किल्ला जिंकून पोर्तुगीजांना हद्दपार केले अशा व्यक्तिचे असे संपूर्ण नकारात्मक चित्र पाहून मन विषण्ण झाले. आज चिमाजी आप्पांचे व्यक्तिमत्व जर अशा चुकिच्या स्वरूपात आपण तरुण पिढीपुढे मांडले तर त्यांनी, जे जिवाची पर्वा न करता देशासाठी निस्वार्थी योगदान दिले त्याला काहीच अर्थ राहणार नाही आणि त्याच दिवशी मी ठरविले कि चिमाजी आप्पांचा इतिहास आणि त्यांच्या शौर्याची गाथा लोकांसमोर आणायची आणि त्यांचे पेशवाईतील महत्व लोकांच्या निदर्शनास आणून द्यायचे. हीच खरी त्यांना आणि त्यांनी गाजवलेल्या पराक्रमांना भावपूर्ण श्रध्दांजली ठरेल.”
याच करीता महेश नेने प्रोडक्शन “चिमाजी आप्पा- एक अविस्मरणीय योध्दा” हा चित्रपट लवकरच तुमच्या भेटीला घेउन येत आहे.
Filmmaker Leena Manimekalai Slammed For Goddess Kali Shown Smoking In Documentary Poster, Netizens Demand Her Arrest
Under the hashtag #arrestleenamanimekalai, a poster for a documentary movie has gone viral on the internet. Indian director Leena Manimekalai’s documentary’s poster has come under fire for “insulting” the Hindu goddess Kali. The posters which have spread outrage among the netizens, depicted the Hindu goddess Maa Kaali holding an LGBTQIA flag and smoking a cigarette on the poster.
Siddhant Mohite, Founder of Saffron Think Tank said “How dare such people insult Hindu goddesses Maa Kaali by making such films? I demand strict action against each and every person who has been a part of this film which has been produced to create unrest amongst the Hindu Community. We demand legal action against them under section 295 A for deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs.”
More than 2 Lakh 30 thousand people have tweeted demanding action under the hashtag #ArrestLeenaManimekalai on Twitter this morning.
A twitter handle named SakshiP wrote “This is blasphemy and hurts Hindu religious sentiment. Aga Khan Museum needs to take this down immediately.
A user tweeted, “I am shocked to see this post ! From M F Hussain to u, deriving vicarious pleasure in denigrating hindu gods and goddesses has been our motto. Please pull this down as it is offensive, disgusting and affects the sensibilities of all hindus. This is psychologically traumatic too.”
Another twitter user urged the Home Minister Amit Shah and PMO India to take appropriate action.
Students of Churchgate’s HR college do yoga in front of iconic locations of Mumbai, bring amusement to onlookers
Mumbai: SYNC Club of H.R. College in collaboration with Kaivalyadhama conducted a Photoshoot while doing Yoga Asanas at some of the most iconic places in Mumbai such as CSMT Selfie Point, The Asiatic Society of Mumbai, BSE (Bombay Stock Exchange) and Kala Ghoda, attracting the eyeballs of many pedestrians walking the streets.
This activity was done to celebrate the International Day of Yoga on 21st June 2022, and was an initiative towards promoting Yoga and spreading its awareness among the masses of Mumbai. SYNC is the Fitness Club of H.R. College and aims to include yoga and all forms of fitness in one’s daily life.
Later the students along with a certified yoga trainer from Kaivalyadhama, Anvay Dixit visited the Angel Xpress Foundation (Colaba), a Mumbai-based Non-Profit Organization working for the education of underprivileged children. The HR college students then interacted with the children in a fun way and taught them some easy-to-do yoga poses along with explaining the significance behind each Asana in one’s life. The day ended on a joyous note with sparking smiles on everyone’s faces.
Prof. Dr. Pooja Ramchandani, Principal of H.R. college said, “The art of practicing yoga helps in controlling an individual’s mind, body and soul. It brings together physical and mental disciplines to achieve a peaceful body and mind; it helps manage stress and anxiety and keeps you relaxing. It also helps in increasing flexibility, muscle strength and body tone. Regular practice of yoga helps improve respiration, energy and vitality.”
Pictures of the students doing asanas in various locations are doing the rounds on social media, and has been applauded by many as a quirky way to promote Yoga in an always hustling city like Mumbai.
Qutub Minar Excavation Reports Denied By the Ministry
Following the Gyanvapi Mosque survey reports said that the government had asked the Archaeological Survey of India to conduct excavations to ascertain the builder of the minaret.
Khushi Shah – Mumbai Uncensored, 23rd May 2022
Union Minister of Culture, GK Reddy has denied media reports that his ministry has asked the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct an excavation at the Qutub Minar complex to ascertain the facts behind its origin. “No such decision has been taken,”
After the Gyanvapi Mosque survey, a controversy erupted over Delhi’s Qutub Minar. Some believe it was erected as a tower of victory to signify the beginning of the Muslim rule in India. Others say it served as a minaret to the muezzins to call the faithful to prayer. Dharamveer Sharma, the former Regional Director of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), recently claimed that Qutub Minar was actually Surya Stambh a “sun tower”
Dharamveer Sharma is one of the most respected archaeologists in India. He has served as Superintending Archaeologist in the Delhi division of ASI three times. As per a report in Hindi daily Jagran, he had worked extensively on the conservation of Qutub Minar and went inside the Minaret multiple times. He said he had seen Devanagari writing in the inner parts of the minaret. Every year on June 21, he takes astronomers to the complex.
History states that the Qutub Minar was built in the beginning of the 13th century by Quṭb al-Din Aibak and completed by his successor, Iltutmish. He said it was erected by Emperor Vikramaditya, not the Mughals. He presented a 20-point fact sheet to prove his theory that Qutub Minar was an observatory.
The origins of Qutab Minar are shrouded in controversy. According to certain groups, Qutub Minar was earlier a site of Hindu and Jain temples.
Two weeks ago, members of a right-wing group recited the Hanuman Chalisa outside the Qutub Minar complex and staged a protest demanding that the iconic monument be renamed ‘Vishnu Stambha’.
International working president of United Hindu Front, Bhagwan Goyal, alleged that the Qutub Minar is the ‘Vishnu Stambha’, which was built by the “great king Vikramaditya”. “But later, Qutubuddin Aibak claimed credit for it. There were 27 temples in the complex and those were destroyed by Aibak. Proof of all this is available as people can find idols of Hindu gods kept in the Qutub Minar complex. Our demand is that Qutub Minar should be called as Vishnu Stambha,” Culture Secretary Govind Mohan had visited the monument on Saturday and had spent over two hours at the monument along with a team of senior officials and historians to discuss aspects related to the upkeep of the Qutub Minar complex
Recently, it was reported that last month a letter was written by the National Monument Authority to the ASI on moving two idols of the Hindu deity Ganesha out of the complex, “owing to their disrespectful placement”, and the idols were relocated to Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque.National Monuments Authority chief Tarun Vijay, who is also a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party and a former member of the Rajya Sabha, had said that the placement of the idols was disrespectful. “I visited the site several times and realised that the placement of the idols is disrespectful,” he said. “They come near the feet of the mosque visitors.”Delhi court had last month directed the ASI not to remove two idols of Lord Ganesha from the Qutub Minar complex till further directions. A plea was filed in a Delhi Court against the removal of the idols by advocate Hari Shankar Jain on behalf of Jain deity Tirthankar Lord Rishabh Dev claiming that 27 temples were partly demolished by Qutubdin Aibak, a general in the army of Mohamad Gauri, and Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque was raised inside the complex by reusing the material. The court had directed the Archaeological Survey of India to maintain a status quo till further hearing of the case. It is also an established fact that Quwwat-Ul-Islam Masjid was built atop existing temples but the property was not being used for any religious purposes and no prayers were being offered here.
The court had observed that wrongs may have been committed in the past, “but such wrongs cannot be the basis for disturbing peace of our present and future”
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