When Spider-man was made in India

After digging a lot, today I have this courtesy to bring to you the Indian Version of Spider-man. Laughing? This isn’t any witty post. Spider-man was launched in India with an Indian origin story. Though the names of the characters were somehow the same but definitely were Indian. Like This time time, Spider-Man was none other than Pavitr Prabhakar. Having a suit designed in “Indian style”. The Spider-man’s logo had similarities with Tilak. A Gamcha (piece of clothe) around his waist, A Payjama/Dhoti-like trousers and wearing Mojdi shoes.

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First lets take a look on the names of other characters!

Peter Parker – Pavitr Prabhakar

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Uncle Benn – Bhim Prabhakar

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Aunt May – Maya Prabhakar

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Mary Jane – Meera Jain

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Norman Osborn – Nalin Oberoi

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Doctor Octopus – mild-mannered doctor – Nalin Oberoi transforms into a demon with four magical tentacles

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Harry Osborn – Hari Oberoi (Was only mentioned – No appearance).

 

STORYLINE…

Pavitr, after death of his parents moves to Mumbai with his Aunt Maya and uncle Bhim. As obvious, being bullied all the time due to his geek and rural nature, he had a good friend in Meera Jain. Meanwhile, Nalin Oberoi, a local mafia uses an ancient amulet to call the demons on earth and prey on it. Once when Pavitr Prabhakar was running away from bullies, he met an ancient Yogi, who grants him the power of the spider. to fight against the developing crime and unnatural beings in the city.

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Death of Uncle Ben.. Arrr… Bhim, Uncle Bhim

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Once Indian spidey didn’t help a girl out from some goons and had to come back there after hearing the shout of his Uncle Bhim. He reached there to find out his Uncle was stabbed by the goons while he was trying to help the woman. This is when he realizes .. “With great power comes great responsibility”. Touche!

Encounters with Nalin Oberoi/ Green Goblin.

Nalin Oberoi becomes the Green Goblin like devil and fights spidey. Nalin Oberoi briefly becomes human again and transforms a mild-mannered doctor into a demon with four magical tentacles (the Indian version of Doctor Octopus), and sends him to kill Spider-Man, as instructed by the demon voices. Doctor however, later loses to spider and spidey becomes hero. Though newspaper agencies treat him like a threat.

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Oberoi later kidnaps aunt Maya and Meera Jain, taking them to a refinery outside Mumbai. Oberoi there first kicks Doctor Octopus into the sea (as he didnt want him anymore) and then he drops both Maya and Meera from the top of the refinery infront of spider-man. Spider-Man dives for his aunt, but fails to rescue Meera, who is saved by Doctor Octopus. Pavitr later on reveals his identity to Meera.

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Oberoi kills Doctor Octopus and touches Spider-Man with his evil amulet. A Venom-like creature emerges from the amulet which tries to lure Spider-Man to the evil side. Pavitr remembers his uncle’s saying about responsibility and rejects the evil. By doing so, the link between the demons and Oberoi is shattered, and he becomes human again. Spider-Man throws the amulet into the ocean, and Oberoi is sent to a mental assylum.

Mumbai city is back to normal, Pavitr and meera have started dating. The comic book ends with them celebrating Diwali. The last strip shows a quotation from Bhagavad Gita and showing Venom-Demon alive.

 

This story-line was brought in India by Gotham Entertainment Group with Marvel Comics. Was created by Sharad Devarajan, Suresh Seetharaman, and Jeevan J. Kang with Marvel Comics. All images shown are product of Marvel Comics and represented for promotional purposes only.

When Modi proved to be more influential than Zuckerberg

Indian Prime Minister is always in talks due to his great work towards digitizing the country. Connecting the rural India to the Urban using digital means. Modi took this initiative and the Silicon Valley stars are out here in helping him. Founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg is a famo
us personality working with Modi in achieving his goal.

 

Mark Zuckerberg last year was in India inaugurating internet.org and met Indian PM as well. Now Modi is in US and met Zuckerberg discussing Digital India. To support this Zuckerberg started a trend of changing DP with a frame of Indian flag on it. So did Modi, so did the whole India. The catch was the number of likes on Modi’s pic is damn too high than that of Zuckerberg’s.

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The above red boxes easily show the amount of support Modi has is much more than that of Zuckerberg. Might be because it’s an Indian initiative so Modi has more followers but who cares! Modi beats Zuckerberg!

 

About the Q&A at Facebook Townhall.

I ask world leaders not to avoid social media but to connect to it – Modi

Before leaving the Facebook HQ, Modi left hsi impression by wtiting “Ahimsa Parmo Dharma” in Sanskrit Meaning – non-violence is the topmost duty to the extent that it supersedes all other duties.

Some of the questions asked were :

Q. There is a lot said about women empowerment in India. What is your view on schemes on this and women equality?

A. Mr. Modi replies: there is an imagination about God in all societies. Only in India is the woman imagined as God (durga, Kali, Saraswati, etc.) For our government to achieve economic progress, we have to utilise the potential of the 50 percent population — the women in India. Women are very involved in education and health sectors today.

Q. You were one of the early adopters of social media. Did you expect the impact on policy, foreign policy etc.?

A. Mr. Modi replies: Social media was like a “guide” and an easy textbook to know about things for me. It helped mould my thought process. Build a world consciousness and it helped the world accept me for what I am. Social media has helped people recognise and accept me for what I am. When I took office .. I realised that there was a large gap between people and govt. By the time one gets to realise this, elections come up! But social media allows for accountability instantly. I ask all world leaders not to avoid social media and to connect to it.

The world saw Modi get sentimental after Zuckerberg asked him about his parents struggle in his upcoming. A great day for all the Indians world-wide, Respect Modi, Bharat Mata ki Jay!

When games find way to the Big Screen!!

Hola nerds! And geeks! And keyboard addicts!

There used to be a time when high-end games, be it on desktop, playstations or mobiles, used to stay there only. The popularity of these games went so far that they found their way into the big screen, with a related storyline and a new way to woo the whole community of intense gamers..

Any gamer will be able to relate to those moments when their favourite games, on which they spent hours, is showcased in a more awesome way!

Here are some games which were remade into movies. Some were able to entertain, while some weren’t. But still, they were truly worth a shot!

1. Mortal Kombat (1995)

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As far as research goes, this was the first ever movie adaption of a video game. It was loosely based on the earlier versions of Mortal kombat video game series. As far as the reviews of the adaption goes, it was mixed(towards the negative side). But this being first-of-its-kind, did run a lot in the theaters and was even America’s No.1 movie for 3 weeks. My suggestion, lets stick to the awesome game for now. And this, does deserve a reboot..

2. Lara Croft (2001)

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Okay, the movie, was not that good at all. Its sequel was a bit better than the predecessor. But still, Angelina Jolie’s adaption of the video game, was at that era, the best one ever made. The adaption hopes and Angelina did bring a lot of people rushing to watch these and it did go well.

3. Hitman (2007)

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A Xavier Gens version of the game was released in 2007. Though not well received by both critics and audiences, it was an average flick that sort of did justice to the game. The planned sequel to this was cancelled (good decision maybe) and instead, it met with a reboot recently.(More on that later)

4. Max Payne (2008)

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A loose adaption of this game, met with a lot of negative reviews as it did not meet up with the game storyline and the character development. Yet, it did stay in screens for some time. Could have surely been much better!

5. Tekken (2009)

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The 2009 movie, as the reviews state(cause I havent seen it), was terrible. The fighting scenes, for which the game is famous, weren’t upto the mark. And the story: too weak. It still met with a prequel in 2014. Still not much of a success.

6. Prince of Persia (2010)

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This was one movie which surpassed every box office collection upto that time, for a video game adaption. Though named “Sands of Time”, it did incorporate some aspects of “Warrior Within” and “Two Thrones”. It was a disaster at the box office, but was the best of its time.

7. Need For Speed (2014)

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The long time favorite racing game found its way to the big screen in the form of a Aaron Paul flick. It did g=have the basic idea of NFS, FAST CARS!! As far as a movie is considered, it could have done much much better, but there was speed in Need For Speed!!

8. Hitman (2015)

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The 2007 movie had a reboot in 2015 with the LOTR elf, Rupert Friend starrer, Hitman Agent 47. It had the action deserved in the kind of game its based on, but was poorly developed.

9. Pixels (2015)

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Though not exactly any video game adaption, this movie did recreate all the arcade games into one movie, with an altogether different story. Cmon, people who have lived their childhood playing Pacman and other arcades were actually thrilled for this flick. And Adam Sandler and our very own, Tyrion Lannister, Peter Dinklage were worth watching!!

10. Angry Birds (2016)

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The upcoming movie, based on the ever-grossing mobile game is a featured wait for next year.. Birds popping around to beat pigs, I’m waiting! Again, Peter Dinklage.. Have a preview which is shown:

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11. Assassin’s Creed (2016)

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The long rivalry between the Assassins and the Templars, was one which made way into 9 awesome games in series. And the same in a movie, thats obviously worth watching! A mini TV series(2009) and a short movie(2010) were already out based on the game. But this upcoming Micheal Fassbender starrer movie, is the one that is long awaited. Hope it does justice to the game!

12. God of War (still waiting!)

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The story of Kratos, which made some worth playing, high end, supreme graphics games, has been doing rounds as a movie for a long time, going on-off-on-off… Its damn time the game deserved a movie that will show justice!

And some which deserve to be on the list:

Call of Duty

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This.. deserves.. to.. be.. there..

Skyrim

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Head down.. An adaption of this will be awesome if it works out!

 

Post your comments if you think there are more that deserve to be here!

All Batman comicbook covers!

It’s Batman day and this day is no less than Christmas in our nerd’s community. To celebrate Pikapost.com’s first ever Batman day we have somehow managed to arrange the covers of Batman comic books between the period of 1939 to 90’s.

 

  • from 1939 to 1949

This was the beginning of an era, The Batman ERA!. Detective Comics was on a roll with the Batman series and the comics reach was getting wide day by day. This period saw the vigilante in black pairing up with Robin and taking on catwoman, Joker, Riddler, The Monk. The Boy Wonder too was having a good time with batman busting the crimes of Jokers and others.

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  • in 50’s

This era had the ups of Batman’s life. The secret identity of the dark knight was revealed and it cause chaos when underworld learned Bruce Wayne is Batman. Bruce makes his own batmobile, then some great cool gadgets were introduced. Joker again had a thing to do with million dollar notes with his face on it. This era also had the introduction of Bat signal, different types of Batsuits for different regions (for space, earth, North pole, Radium etc).

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  • in 60’s

In this era batman faced challenges from MAN-BAT, The Penguin,The Signalman, Riddler’s new set of zanzy puzzle and even The creeper (some circus kinda dude controlling lions). He even had to face the Two Way death trap and Slaughter in Silver. This era also saw debut of BATGIRL and different other characters like robin, Roy Raymond, Dr. Mid-Nite, STAR HAWKINS, elongated man & Kid eternity were also featured

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We always live for a Sunday..

All right, I had thought about giving this a go from quite some time but just got the right frame of mind and pure thoughts now only to put this one down into words. (Actually my plans were to go for it long ago, but provided the kind of busy life I live completing the last year of my engineering, I had to postpone my shots.

I see a movie, I listen to a song, I read a quote somewhere and it is then exactly my mind begins the task of wondering and pondering over things. So this was going to be about Sunday, right! Monday to Saturday, then we have the Sunday. And I cannot help but quote it out “After Sunday, Monday, Tuesday even the week says WTF” (lamest I know: P ). Life waits for that one moment, that one little moment when it gets respite from everything else, that one shot to happiness. Dreams are all made of Sundays, no?

I have striven all my life for that one Sunday. Even a little kid does! I only wonder the significance it acquires silently in our lives. There is always a hope that there is a Sunday somewhere waiting, The Sunday for our dreams! I wonder whether we all would have had the same optimism if we were without these Sundays. And the meanings keep on changing individually! Love is a Sunday, That World Cup trophy is a Sunday, achieving a distinction is a Sunday, That placement with a good package is a Sunday.

It was so mechanical to put in a Sunday after the weekdays but wasn’t he/she a genius who realized its larger significances. And I get a phone call now from my friend asking whether I’ve completed the 5 assignments? (That’s why I say, Life isn’t always a Sunday). Cutting this short,

There are Days, and There is a Sunday. And for that Sunday, The life waits 🙂

Where There Is True Love, There Is Sacrifice..!!

Only with understanding and forgiveness have I found the grace of the deep love I share. We both almost gave up in the early days, but we persevered. Love started it all, but sacrifice, determination and kindness kept us together.

Sometimes in life, you have to sacrifice your relationship for the better good. It might be that your family is not agreeing with you both being together or the circumstances arise where you have to move a distance far from lover and it is more easier to give up relationship so that your lover can live a better life. If you look at it in a positive way you’ll realize that when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.The real sacrifice should be done from love… It should be done from necessity, not without exhausting all other options. It should be done for people who need your strength because they don’t have enough of their own. And sacrifice is not something to regret, it’s something to aspire.

What matters most in relationships can be summed up in one word, “otherness”. It is through an otherness focus that we love. Through love we show and tell others that they matter to us. Love recognizes others and their needs, their needs to be noticed, to be accepted, appreciated, to be loved, and to know that they matter. The most important asset you have is your time, and if you are loving others with your time, then you are doing what matters the most. Love is sacrifice, you sacrifice your time, what you want or desire, to love others.

Veronica Roth has beautifully quoted- “There are so many ways to be brave in this world. Sometimes bravery involves laying down your life for something bigger than yourself, or for someone else. Sometimes it involves giving up everything you have ever known, or everyone you have ever loved, for the sake of something greater. But sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it is nothing more than gritting your teeth through pain, and the work of every day, the slow walk towards a better life. That is the sort of bravery you must have now.”

How Batman will kill all other superheroes

Ever wondered why batman is celebrated as the best superhero ever? Even though he is just a human vigilante? How can we even think of him even competing against all those hard-tough-Outta Planet superheroes ? in DC universe, others can fly, can easily outrun Battie and what-else not? Well enough of building up the curiosity for this post. The answer is “Batman, the answer is always batman” (I just wanted to use this sentence).

What makes the Dark knight what he is that he has the knowledge and resources to kick any other superheroes arses off. All he needs is a bit of time to be prepared. So let’s see the contingency plans of Batman against others one by one –

  1. Aquaman

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Any sane person will say Aquaman can kick batman’s ass when batman gets zero time to prepare. Arthur is much more powerful than Bruce but the catch here is, with time to prepare – Aquaman is rendered hydrophobic due to an altered form of the Scarecrow’s fear toxin. Without water, he would die in a matter of hours. Martian Manhunter uses his telepathy to help him overcome the effects of the toxin and survive without water. So if Batman uses his weakness in hydrophobism he can win the match!

 

2. Martian Manhunter

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J’onn J’onzz is covered with nanites that convert the outer layer of his skin into magnesium, causing him to burst into fire- his greatest weakness- upon exposure to air. He later survives by wearing an airtight water-filled suit provided by Aquaman, then waiting until he can shed enough skin cells to function normally. Batman didn’t anticipate this strategy because he never expected J’onn to survive so long.

3. Green Lantern

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Green Lantern is rendered blind by his own power ring from a post-hypnotic suggestion introduced in his sleep; as an artist, Kyle is unable to function without his vision to guide the ring’s power, but he is able to overcome the post-hypnotic suggestion after his ring is temporarily removed and the methods behind the attack are explained to him.

 

4. Wonder Woman

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Thanks to a nanite injected into her ear, Wonder Woman is trapped in a virtual reality battle against an opponent who she cannot defeat and is her equal in every way; her refusal to surrender under any circumstance would eventually cause her heart to fail. The nanite is removed after her teammates recover.

5. The Flash

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A specially designed “vibra-bullet” strikes Flash in the back of the neck, causing him to experience seizures at light speed before it is removed; although only exposed to the weapon for 22 minutes, Wally’s relativistic speed makes the experience feel like months.

6. Superman

 

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Superman’s skin becomes transparent after exposure to red Kryptonite, an artificial creation of Batman’s made by exposing a green kryptonite sample to radiation. As Superman is powered by solar energy, his skin’s transparency causes a sensory overload by his internal organs’ direct exposure to sunlight without his skin as a proper solar filter.

 

7. Plastic Man

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Plastic Man is frozen solid, then shattered by a hammer by one of Ra’s’ henchmen. Afterward, Flash reassembles him, allowing Plastic Man to recover.

 

8. Green Arrow

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Immobilize one of his arms. It will be tough for the Emerald archer to take on without any arm.

 

9. Red Tornado

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An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) will do the trick.

 

10. Firestorm

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By creating a Phantom zone. Causing lack of raw materials which will nullify his powers. TOO MUCH OF PHYSICS HERE! (Little help Dr. Wells, please).

11. Black Canary

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Tear Gas – if cut off easily, she will lose her ability to speak or scream. Batman also has captured her scream, so if it is played with equal intensity it will nullify her sound waves.

 

12. BATMAN HIMSELF,

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Batman is a master strategist and a combatant but a mere human being with emotions and memories. If Batman gets out of order then the best way to beat him is by bringing up his dead parents. They will act as a perfect blind spot. Other thing that will distract him is by taking hostages, specially his friends or family.

 

 

Justice League Superheroes movie with Bollywood actors

Our Faker reporters have given us an inside news that DC is planning to launch Indian version of their best franchise “The Justice League”. It is reported that movie will be titled as Justice League of India (JLI). JlI will be based on the stories of DC superheroes which are hereby based in India. Though our prime reporter Abhikant Fekuwal, also reported that movie is currently in the scripting phase and the shoot is only possible after a good success of original Justice League movies releasing in years to come. Fekuwal had a secret meet with DC’s Indian Chairman, Mr. Harrison Sharma and he quoted :

Chaai at the Juhu chaupati isn’t that good; we should have some chaats.

wait! not this one. Mr. Sharma quoted

We are planning to start shooting in the year 2022 and rightnow finalizing the scripts based on Indian soil. We have finalized the actors we are going to choose for the roles based on their recent performance at the bollywood flicks.

So, Now let’s see the potential candidates for the JLI Movie!

  1. Superman

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Superman is Salman ka fan! So most probably role will land to Salman Khan. With his great “Gravity is a bitch” fighting techniques and his skills in flying his car all over the park, it is quite clear that the roll will land to Salman. Salman’s recent flicks like Kick are going to help him on the sets as he pretty much did some ass-kicking tasks there too!

2. Batman

Batman’s role was quite tough to give away. Battie being the central character of the franchise is supposed to land in the hands of someone really safe. It is rumored that the role fight fall into the hands of Hrithik Roshan beating Akshay Kumar. The rumour can be confirmed to be true after seeing the following images.


Hrithik Roshan meets the Batman.

Yes, that’s true! Hrithik was seen at the DC HQ”s figuring to make the Batsuit better. It was reported that Hrithik wanted the suit to have an essence of Krrish but the DC Gurus rejected the suggestion by saying “NO!”. Yeah in CAPS. After which the angry Hrithik went and did what stars do, distributing t-shirts.

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3. The Flash

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The Flash is an important character of the DC universe. The scarlett speedster, the fastest man alive, is a young charming character and the DC guru’s though of considering Shahid Kapoor perfect for the roll after watching his running skills from the movie Kaminey!

4. Wonder woman

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The main female character of the series, Wonder woman’s role is most probably going to fall in the laps of Deepika Padukone. The sexy diva is bold and can definitely portray the role quite well. DC had to try a lot harder to convince her as she has already said NO to FAST N FURIOUS franchise. DC were afraid of rejection so they made sure that SRK doesn’t pop her in his another movie.

5. Green Lantern

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Lantern’s job ain’t that easy. As seen in the past it needs a perfect combo of wit and action. Probably there are many potential actors to perform Green Lantern but the role may goto Ranbir Kapoor! reason may be that he somehow looks like green lantern’s Hal Jordan and also Ryan Reynolds! Ranbir looked delighted to show off his Lantern Ring outside DC office but he forgot to wear any.

6. Cyborg


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The role of cyborg might be done by Ajay devgan. This is going to be greta watching him in meatallic armour and doing all those geeky stuffs like playing with technology.

7. AQUAMAN

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Aquaman’s selection was out of the box and it went to Milind Soman due to his great fitness and ability to perform underwater. He recently won the ironman contest which included hard task of running cycling and swimming. This made his resume even more strong!

It was also reported that Tushar Kapoor tried his luck in getting the role of Aquaman post his so called “Kya super kool hai hum” success

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Tushar Kapoor trying for Aquaman?

With this the final team of Justice League of India is complete and now Mr. Harrison Sharma is of for having chaat with Abhikant Fekuwal at at chaupati.

We will be back with casting of villains for the Justice League of India MOVIE PRETTY SOON!

 

Why having a Muslim friend is awesome!

We say India is a secular country, but is it? We have stereotypes about how people from other religions are like, especially Muslims…! During my B.E days, my hostel roomie was a muslim and trust me, this was one of the best experience of my life. We definitely are very good friends. Hanging out with her was always fun! I got to learn new things, a lot of them. Eid is here, I do miss the tasty foods she used to make for us! This force has compelled me to write down this, this is “Why is it awesome to have a friend in a Muslim”.

1. All religions preach the same thing : Be good ‘n Do good.

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Infact, there should be no concept of religion. We already have a lot to discuss and debate about like, “Pepsi or COke?”, “DC or MArvel?”, “IPv4 or IP6”. Then why do we need to have one more extra topic to debate upon! Live simple, be happy!

There are some who don’t get point 1 and do certain things in the name of religion.. But that doesn’t mean everyone is like that.. (U can not Generalize)

 

2. You get to learn some Arabic words

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Learning new things are always fun, let it be a new culture or new words! like :

Mascha’Allah – Arabic way of praising something

Khudah afiz – Arabic way of saying goodbye

Sabah el kheer – Good Morning.

 

3. Unique dressing sense

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Somehow Hijab is cool! When you have someone else (Muslims) of a different culture, it is obvious you get to have some more cool dressing senses. A piece of cloth around your forhead like that of my friends, makes us look cool and even protects us from pollution. Win-win situation for us.

 

4. The best reason : RAMZAN and EID FOOD!! <3

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Oh, come on! what else can be more delicious than these? Biryani and Sheer Khurma – yes, YES you’re going to gain some pounds but worth it! Truth be told, when it is Eid or Ramzan most of us visit our Muslim friends house. You know why!

5. A true friend for life time – GUARANTEED!

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The bonding and faithfulness of our friendship is damn too high. Friendship is something which is supposed to be for lifetime and having a faithful friend is not at all based on or related upon religion but this point is just a myth buster for stereotypes.

 

You do not have to follow the same culture or religion to connect with someone. What Matters is on the inside..!!

Post story by ~ Nikita Sharma for her friend Tuhina and also Muqsit and Saba.

Wish You a Very Happy Bakri Eid!! 🙂

Facebook was down!

Third time this week facebook was down. Reason being error at facebook server side and config values .detailed report below. This is what facebook had to say :

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FULL TEXT MESSAGE :

Early today Facebook was down or unreachable for many of you for approximately 2.5 hours. This is the worst outage we’ve had in over four years, and we wanted to first of all apologize for it. We also wanted to provide much more technical detail on what happened and share one big lesson learned.

 

The key flaw that caused this outage to be so severe was an unfortunate handling of an error condition. An automated system for verifying configuration values ended up causing much more damage than it fixed.

 

The intent of the automated system is to check for configuration values that are invalid in the cache and replace them with updated values from the persistent store. This works well for a transient problem with the cache, but it doesn’t work when the persistent store is invalid.

 

Today we made a change to the persistent copy of a configuration value that was interpreted as invalid. This meant that every single client saw the invalid value and attempted to fix it. Because the fix involves making a query to a cluster of databases, that cluster was quickly overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of queries a second.

 

To make matters worse, every time a client got an error attempting to query one of the databases it interpreted it as an invalid value, and deleted the corresponding cache key. This meant that even after the original problem had been fixed, the stream of queries continued. As long as the databases failed to service some of the requests, they were causing even more requests to themselves. We had entered a feedback loop that didn’t allow the databases to recover.

 

The way to stop the feedback cycle was quite painful – we had to stop all traffic to this database cluster, which meant turning off the site. Once the databases had recovered and the root cause had been fixed, we slowly allowed more people back onto the site.

 

This got the site back up and running today, and for now we’ve turned off the system that attempts to correct configuration values. We’re exploring new designs for this configuration system following design patterns of other systems at Facebook that deal more gracefully with feedback loops and transient spikes.

 

We apologize again for the site outage, and we want you to know that we take the performance and reliability of Facebook very seriously.