Top Ten Controversies scams and corruption of Narendra Modi Government

No previous Government in India is exempted from any severe allegations on conducting immoral business practices, scams, scandals and creating rifts in the social-economic layers of our country. Narendra Modi let BJP Government is no exception as well. Below are just the Top ten scandals that are being discussed by Media and public. We will leave it to Time to judge the parties, business men and corrupt officials and take action appropriately.

  1. Rafale Controversy (2018)

The Rafale Deal Controversy is a political controversy in India related to the purchase of 36 multirole fighter aircraft Rafale from France’s Dassault Aviation. This controversy discusses a multi-year scandal that has been going on for several years even before BJP took the power in hand. The controversy began when questions were raised on why indigenous state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) was not chosen to build these flights when Prime Minister Narendra Modi campaigns about Make in India. Also, the fact that Reliance brother Ambani has partnered with the Dassault Aviation. Following the accusations made by Congress Party, BJP took an U-Turn and accused back Congress Rulers whose negotiations with the alleged French Aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation. Dassault Aviation has however denied these accusations. Time will uncover the truth.

  1. Bank Loan Scam – Year -2104 -2108

Rs 77,000 cr Bank loan fraud took place under Modi Government. This is something as common public, we all can understand and relate to as the amount of bank frauds, loan scams torrent on a daily basis in partnership with politicians and influential business magnets. Based on an RTI Plea, it has come out to light that to a tune of Rs. 77,000 Crore worth of Bank Loan Frauds has been reported ever since the Narendra Modi Government took the reign. The RBI response and data only shows that the bank loan and scams have been increased disproportionately under Modi Government. The cases of Nirav Modi and Mekul Choksi are few examples of how influential business people are protected against legal action.

  1. Vijay Mallya Escape Year – 2016

Vijay Mallya was involved Bank loan fraud of INR 9000 and wanted by Govt of India, but he escaped from India to London under Modi’s Government. It has been SIX years since the Bank Loan scandals by Vijay Mallya have been brought out to daylight. But even now he seems to be roaming freely across the Globe without having to go through any legal action. It is indeed surprising how injustice and inequality plays well in the ever-increasing rich poor divide in India.

  1. Nirav Modi Escape 2018

Diamond Merchant Nirav Modi was involved Bank loan fraud of INR 13000 and wanted by Govt of India, but he escaped from India to London under Modi’s government. With so many properties, jewelleries, bank accounts with crores of money, This influential merchant again has followed the lead of Vijay Mallya and simply waved his hands to the legal institutions of India. Though his properties and bank accounts in India have been seized by the Government that amounts just to (Rs.674 Crore) 5% of his overall scam contribution (INR 13000 Crores). The government has been trying to seek help from foreign institutions to seize his overseas properties and to bring back to India.

  1. Adani power scam – 2014

INR 50,000-crore scam engineered by a subsidiary of the Adani Enterprises and shell companies by over-invoicing imported power plant equipment that resulted in inflated electricity tariffs. This inquiry was initiated by the Congress Party way back in 2013 to expose BJP Government’s beneficiaries. However the Narendra Modi let BJP Government has been taking it slowly and this investigation will not seem to reach a conclusive stage.

  1. Chikki Scam 2016

The scam is about awarding of chikki contracts worth Rs206 crore for school children without following proper procedures. These accusations are about the Devendra Fadnavis Government, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Till date the accusations have gone diluted and no strong actions have been taken against the state government.

  1. Dal Scam 2015

A staggering Rs. 250000 lakh crore by Adani and company is quoted as the reason behind skyrocketing dal prices in India massively. Hoarding Pulse Stocks in Foreign Ports and creating artificial demand in India to skyrocket pulse prices is the chief technique played out in this modus operandi. Imagine the devastating effect for farmers, consumers, poor and middle class families across India. Also importing locally available pulses from Mozambique in bulk for utter cheap prices and selling locally in exorbitant prices is detrimental to Indian Economy.

  1. Zubin Irani Land Scam 2017

Purchase of an alleged ‘school playground’ in Kuchwahi, over 500 km from Bhopal. Zubin Irani is the husband of Union Minister Smriti Irani. The land was said to be donated to the Government by an affluent local villager several years back. Until now, the land had been used by the School as a Playground by the school. Now that it has been purchased, strong fences have been laid out in a warfoot basis that started blocking the passage for students and local people to reach the school itself. Lot of fraudulent document forgeries have been taken place in this scam. People outcry have attracted no legal action against wealthy politicians.

  1. SSC Scam 2018

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Question has been the institution that is given the responsibility of fulfilling government positions for several state and central government departments across the country. The fact that SSC Question Papers getting leaked has become a regular incident raised the question of what kind of scam is going behind this racket. Cancelling exams quoting unrelatable reasons by the SSC, lakhs of aspiring students and candidates have started protesting to normalize the operations of the recruitment board exams. Social Media brought to light many examples of how question papers have been leaked for cash and though media companies have blown it up, till date no severe mandates have been taken on this matter.

  1. E-tender Scam – 2018

BJP-led Madhya Pradesh government Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is under scanner for the 3,000-crore e-tenders for its rural water supply in March 2018. Apparently this is a technical scam where they have manipulated the e-tender platform to favor their blessed private companies against public. Though cases have been admitted, the technical vendors behind maintaining the tendering platform have been blamed and as usual Netas have been well protected behind this multi-crore scandal.

There are several more scandals that are being unearthed as usual every day in an average Indian life. Only time has to change where the legal system need to execute criminal punishments instead of inquiring for several years.


Top 10 Adulterated and Contaminated Foods in India

Why should I start it so pessimistically? The great land of Indian Nation is still fertile and can yield to billions of people with its unlimited natural resources. For this very reason the nation has been attacked, invaded, looted and now being ransacked by multi-national companies with support of our very own people.

This practice of adulteration may have never existed 40 to 60 years ago in India. People started picked up greediness for better profits, lesser expenses, minimal wages, stashing away money for unnatural spending habits. Before we realize we are now in the midst of a greatly banged-up, messed-up, adulterated food and nutrition supply chain.

Here are the Top ten adulterated foods in India.

  1. Milk

What is considered as the purest food of all from ancient days is fast becoming the slow poison for all of us. In India Milk is a major constituent of our regular diet three times a day. Without Milk or it’s bye-products like curd, butter, cheese, paneer, our Children, kids, adults or even elderly people can’t really survive. Milk offers a steady balance of nutrients like proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Would you believe if 70% of all the milk sold and consumed are adulterated and contaminated?

This is a fact from a recent country wide survey. Who is to blame? Whether the Farmers, Traders, Milk bottling plant manufacturers or the careless Government institutions? Definitely not the poor Cows or Buffaloes!

Main Milk Adulterant Agents – Detergents, Melamine, water, chalk, urea, caustic soda and skimmed milk

  1. Honey

Next adulterated food item on our list is the Bee Honey. Bees teach us about the hard work. But Man can be super greedy in simply grabbing all the bees’ hardwork in few minutes and yet worse, adulterating the purest output of those poor honey bee colonies.

Let’s be careful in identifying pure honey from adulterated honey using several tests and ensure its quality before consuming ourselves or feeding it to children.

Adulterants – water, table sugar, sweetening agents, high fructose corn syrup

  1. Spices

This is a favorite topic when it comes to food adulteration in India. Adulterated spices in India affect all economic classes of people in India. Originally implemented by Traders who did it for gaining extra revenue, Adulteration in Spices is now epidemic even among the farmers community. Adulteration happens across the entire food chain from farming to production to storing to packaging.

Consuming adulterated spices will lead us to short-term and long-term ailments like nausea, vomiting, ulcer, cancer, blurred vision, infertility etc.

Spices Adulterants

  • Turmeric powder – “Metanil Yellow’ dye, corn flour, saw dust, lead chromate
  • Pepper – Papaya Seeds
  • Chilli powder – Brick Powder
  • Asafoetida – Soap Stone
  • Saffron – Maize Cob
  • Cinnamon – Cassia Bark
  • Mustard Seed – Argemone Seed
  • Many more…
  1. Ice creams

What we refer to Ice Creams in general are all not truly Ice Creams. True. Trust me! In a tropical country like India, Ice Creams have become one of the favorite foods and part of their everyday routine. In India, Amul ice cream brand is most famous and widely consumed Ice cream which owns whole manufacturer to retailer line of business. There are many other Ice Cream vendors sell something in the name of Ice Creams.

They sell technically frozen food items that are typically contaminated with the following adulterants – pepperonil, ethylacetate,butraldehyde, emil acetate, nitrate, washing powder etc.

  1. Food grains and flour

Staple foods like Rice and Wheat are the major food crops in India. Rice and Wheat are consumed in various formats. The powdered rice and wheat is usually adulterated with starch. Rice is being adulterated with small ‘grains of stones’ to increase the overall weight per quintal by unscrupulous retailers. Rice, Wheat, Maize, Jawar, Barley, Channa etc. are being contaminated with Dust, pebble, Stone, Straw,weed seeds, damaged grain, weevilled grain, insects, hair and excreta of rodents.

  1. Coffee powder

Indians consume Coffee and Tea as refreshment beverages during several occasions a day. Coffee seeds are mixed with so many other adulterants before it comes as strongly flavored packing.

Coffee Adulterants include husks, sticks, corn, cocoa seed, barley, wheat middling, chicory, brown sugar, maltodextrins, glucose syrups, soybean, triticale and acai seeds.

  1. Tomato Sauces

Fast food culture has introduced us modern Chinese, continental dishes and snacks. Tomato Sauces go well with fried rice, samosa, chat items, sausages and Manchurian dishes.

Adulterants of Tomato Sauces include Pumpkin pulp’, ‘sugar’, ‘non-edible colours and flavours that are highly carcinogenic.

  1. Tea Leaves

Tea is the most preferred refreshment beverage in Indian families. There are people who simply can’t begin and end their days without having a cup of strong tea. Some like tea with milk, some like it without milk, with lemon, without sugar etc. Drinking actual tea leaves does bring lot of excitement and energy to souls to lead tasks. Due to climatic conditions, poor economic wages, greed, lack of government regulations, consumer rights and profit motive, Tea is also getting adulterated.

Tea Adulterants are Bismark Brown, Potassium Blue, Turmeric, Indigo, Plumbago etc. to impart some favourite color or glossiness. Prussian Blue is a toxic substance that is used to color tea.

  1. Vegetable Oils

Mustard Seeds are adulterated with Argemone Seeds and Papaya seeds to add volume and weight. Consuming edible oils from such adulterated oil crops will lead to diseases like glaucoma. Often we hear reports of using petroleum bye-products in edible oils can help us imagine the level of adulteration in this highly priced and much needed food product.

  1. Sweetening Agents

Sugar is derived from Sugarcane, palm trees, coconut trees for getting us sweetening agents. Without sugar or sweetener agents, we couldn’t have tried and tasted many interesting food recipes.

Adulteration in sugar leads to kidney failure, weakening of bones, abnormal weight gain, food poison, cancer and other diseases.

Adulterants in Sugar include Chalk powder, Washing soda, White sand, Plastic, crystals, Urea, White/ Yellow color, Insects, Rawa/ Suji, Stones, Metanil yellow,

Bacterial and fungal contamination.

Let us be very careful in procuring and consuming food products and save our health.


10 Famous Indian Film Celebrities who Died under mysterious circumstances

The lives of Celebrities are often filled publicity stunts, mysteries, gossips and super drama. It is very unfortunate that the lives of some of the Celebrities end in an undesired manner.

  1. Actress Sridevi

Image result for actress srideviThe south born actress who rose to fame in Bollywood, then aged 54, died on 24th February “due to accidental drowning following loss of consciousness”, police said. She was found in a hotel bathtub. Many speculations are circulating in the media. We are yet to understand the real cause of her sudden demise.

  1. Actress & Politician Jayalalithaa

Image result for jayalalithaAnother leading actress from South, who went on to become one of the prominent politician and a chief minister of 5 times for the Tamilnadu State, died in 2017. Jayalalithaa was bed ridden in Apollo Hospitals for more than a month before she was pronounced dead due to health conditions. Still there are inquiries and rumours about her death in the air about possible causes keep us wondering.

  1. Actress Divya Bharti

Image result for divya bhartiActress Divya Bharti a very popular actress often related to her resemblance with leading actress SriDevi. It was reported that Divya Bharti fell from the fifth floor of her apartment. Police investigated the case but came to a conclusion that it was a suicide. However, there were speculations that her husband Sajid Nadiadwala was the cause of her death. Decades have gone since she died.

  1. Actress Jiah Khan

Image result for jiah khanDeath – The 25-year-old actress, who made her debut with RGV’s ‘Nishabdh’, anging from her ceiling at her Juhu apartment on June 3, 2013. Her mother Rabia Khan alleged that it was not a suicide, and that it was murder. She blamed actor Aditya Pancholi’s son, Sooraj Pancholi, who was Jiah’s boyfriend, for her death. She also produced pages from Jiah’s diary where the actor had written about her unhappy relationship.

  1. Director Guru Dutt

Image result for guru duttDeath – The director, actor and producer, who gave us classics like Pyaasa, Kaagaz Ke Phool, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, and Chaudhvin Ka Chand was found dead due to an alcohol and sleeping pill overdose. Dutt was a victim of depression.

  1. Actress Silk Smitha

Image result for silk smithaVijayalakshmi Vadlapati, popularly known as Silk Smitha was the sex siren of the South Cinema Industry. The actress died in 1996 by committing suicide. It is said that her alcoholism, failed romances and dwindling finances made her take her own life. Her story was also made into a film. Vidya Balan portrayed Silk Smitha in the blockbuster ‘The Dirty Picture”.

  1. Actor Kunal Singh

Image result for actor kunalDeath – The cute actor from ‘Dil Hi Dil Mein’ was found hanging from the ceiling of his house. However, the actor’s father claimed that it was not a suicide and that his son was murdered.

  1. Actress Parveen Babi

Image result for parveen babiParveen Babi was the first Indian actress to grace the Time Magazine cover. The actress was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and was found dead in her Mumbai flat. Postmortem, the doctors speculated that she starved herself to death.

  1. Model Viveka Babajee

Image result for viveka babajeeOne of India’s top models died a tragic death, when she hung herself from the ceiling fan in her flat. She had left a diary which eerily said ‘I kill’. It is suspected that a spat with her boyfriend pushed her to the edge.

  1. Actress Soundarya

Image result for actress soundaryaSouth Indian Actress Soundarya and her brother Amarnath died in an aircraft crash near Bangalore on 17 April 2004, when she was on her way to Karimnagar to campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party and Telugu Desam Party candidate for the upcoming elections. She was 7 months pregnant when she died.

Let us pray that their souls rest in peace.


Top 10 people who became Overnight social media superstars in India

Here are Top 10 Indians who became overnight social media superstars. Reasons are unknown, but the fact is always overwhelmingly surprising. Let’s get to know them a little more.

  1. Priya prakesh varrier
    The wink that conquered a thousand hearts. 2.9 million Instagram followers and counting.
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  2. Jimiki kammal – Sheril G Kadavan
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    Everyone on social media knows her as the ‘Jimikki Kammal girl’. In just a matter of days, Sheril has become a wildly popular internet sensation
  3. Aunty Gormint
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    ‘Bik Gayi Hai Gormint’ Aunty’s Family Says Her Abusive Viral Video Ruined Their Social Life
  4. Dhinchak Pooja
    Image result for Dhinchak Pooja Pooja Jain, also known as Dhinchak Pooja, is an Indian Youtuber and singer.
  5. Prayer Aunty
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    Purnima Dalal, Nita Ambani’s mother
  6. The Trivago Guy or Abhinav Kumar
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    Abhinav Kumar, the man who is at the centre of countless jokes and memes and is an incredible sport about it. | Woah! The Trivago ad guy is Trivago’s country manager
  7. Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh
    Image result for Gurmeet Ram Rahim SinghGurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan (born 15 August 1967) is an Indian guru, music producer, singer-songwriter, actor, and filmmaker
  8. Omprakash Mishra, an aspiring rapper
    Image result for Omprakash MishraOmprakash is a cringe pop singer. Mishra uploaded a song on YouTube called “Aunty ki Gunty” way back in 2015, but it was not noticed on the internet. Suddenly, the song erupted in 2017 after which it became the most talked about video on the Internet
  9. Honey Singh
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    Hirdesh Singh, better known by his stage name Yo Yo Honey Singh or Honey Singh, is an Indian music producer, Indi-pop singer and film actor. He started as a session and recording artist, and became a Bhangra music producer.
  10. Bigg boss Hina khan
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    Hina Khan is an Indian television actress. She played the role of Akshara in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She is one of the highest-paid actresses in Indian Television Industry.

Top 10 Scams in India that will surprise you by Numbers

Recent PNB INR 11,300 Crores scam exposes the biggest flaws in the Indian banking system and Law mechanism works. Let us have look at the previous scams that have taught us a lot. Some of these scams have been brought forward to trial and got some justice. Rest of them will run for years without justice.

  1. Indian Coal Allocation Scam

People lost: Rs 186000 crores

Main accused: Manmohan Singh, Kumar Mangalam Birla and P.C. Parakh

Year: 2014

  1. Fodder Scam

People lost: Rs. 950 crores

Main accused: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Year: 1996

  1. Bofors Scam

People lost: Rs 400 million

Main accused: Ottavio Quattrocchi

Year: 1980’s

  1. Satyam Scam

People lost: Rs 14,000 crores

Main accused: B. Ramalinga Raju

Year: 2009

  1. Saradha Group Chit-Fund Scam

People lost: Rs. 24 billion

Main accused: Sudipto Sen

Year: 2013

  1. Nirav Modi –PNB scam

People lost: Rs. 113 billion

Main accused: Nirav Modi

Year: 2018

  1. Harshad Mehta Scam

People lost: Rs 5,000 crores

Main accused: Harshad Mehta

Year: 1992

  1. 2G Spectrum Scam

People lost: Rs 1,76,645 crores

Main accused: A. Raja & M. K. Kanimozhi

Year: 2011

  1. Commonwealth Games Scam

People lost: Rs 90 crores

Main accused: Suresh Kalmadi

Year: 2010

  1. Hawala Scam

People lost: $18 million

Main accused: L.K Advani/ Late Narasimha Rao

Year: 1991

With many more scams yet to be explored, few immoral Indian Politicians and Business People continue to take their tolls. Let us look forward to read more about newer scams in the upcoming years.


Top 10 Expensive Cricketer buys by CSK in IPL 2018 auction

Here is the list of Top 10 Expensive Cricketer buys by CSK in IPL 2018 auction.




Kedar Jadhav All-Rounder INR7,80,00,000
Dwayne Bravo All-Rounder INR6,40,00,000
Karn Sharma Bowler INR5,00,00,000
Shane Watson All-Rounder INR4,00,00,000
Shardul Narendra Thakur Bowler INR2,60,00,000
Ambati Rayudu Wicket Keeper INR2,20,00,000
Murali Vijay Batsman INR2,00,00,000
Harbhajan Singh Bowler INR2,00,00,000
Faf Du Plessis Batsman INR1,60,00,000
Mark Wood Bowler INR1,50,00,000

Top Ten Highest Mountain Peaks in India

India is home to some of the tallest and greatest mountain peaks in the World. Situated just near to the Ecuador, having these Mountainous ranges offer this great nation a flavor of weather, seasons and natural wonders.

Here are the Top 10 Mountains Peaks in India:

Kanchenjunga   Height: 8,586 Meters     Mount Kangchenjunga, Himalaya State: Sikkim

Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. Kanchenjunga stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). The literal translation of Kanchenjunga means “The Five Treasures of Snows” and these treasures are gold, silver, gems, grain, and holy books. Kanchenjunga is a group of five peaks out of which four are over 8450 ft.

Nanda Devi Height: 7,816 Meters     Mount Garhwal Himalaya   State: Uttarakhand

Nanda devi is the second highest mountain peak in India. This is the highest peak (entirely) in the country, as Kanchenjunga lies on the border areas of India and Nepal. It was the highest known mountain in the world until 1808 when western surveyors discovered Dhaulagiri. The mountain stands tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft).

Kamet   Height 7,756 Meters, Mount: Garhwal Himalaya, State: Uttarakhand

Kamet is the second highest mountain peak in Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Chamboli District of Uttrakhand. It is the third highest peak in India (according to India however, the rank is much lower as it includes in its list of mountains all those in Pakistan occupied Kashmir). The Kamet mountain peak is the 29th highest in the world.

Saltoro Kangri / K10  Height: 7,742 Meters Saltoro Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir

The Saltoro Kangri is the highest peak of Saltoro Mountain ranges,a sub range of Karakoram, the biggest range of greater Himalaya mountains. Saltoro Mountains are situated at the center of great Karakoram and very near to the longest glaciers in the world, the Siachen Glacier. The Saltoro Kangri is 31st highest independent mountain peak in world with an
elevation of 7,742 m (25,400 ft) in Kashmir.

Saser Kangri I / K22  Height: 7,672 Meters, Mount: Saser Karakoram State: Jammu and Kashmir

Saser Kangri I (or Sasir Kangri) is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh, the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram range in India. This massif lays toward the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a major glacier, which drains the eastern slopes of the group. The mountain stands at an elevation of 7,672 m (25,171 ft) and is ranked at no. 35 in world’s highest mountain peaks.

Mamostong Kangri / K35  Height: 7,516 Meters,    Rimo Karakoram   State: Jammu and Kashmir

Mamostong Kangri or Mamostang Kangri is the highest peak in the remote Rimo Muztagh range, which is a subrange of the Karakoram range in India. The Karakoram Range is spread in three countries namely Pakistan, India and China. Mount Mamostong lies in Indian part of Karakoram Range. The mountain stands at an elevation of 7,516 meters (24,659 feet) and is raked 48th in world’s highest peaks.

Saser Kangri II E                Height: 7,513     Mount, Saser Karakoram             State: Jammu and Kashmir

Another magnificent peak in the Saser Muztagh is Saser Kangri II. The eastern elevation of the peak is 7,518 m (24,665 ft) and the western elevation is 7,500 meters. Saser Kangri II is ranked 49 in the top 100 mountain peaks of the world.

Saser Kangri III  Height:7,495  Mount: Saser Karakoram              State: Jammu and Kashmir

At no. 51 in the list of top 100 mountain peaks of the world is Mount Saser Kangri III that stands at an elevation of 7495 meters (24,590 ft). This mountain is located on Saser Muztagh Range that is a sub-range of Karakoram Range.

Teram Kangri I   Height:7,462  Mount: Siachen Karakoram         State: Jammu and Kashmir

The Teram Kangri group is a mountain massif in the remote Siachen Muztagh, a subrange of the Karakoram range. The high point of the group, and of the Siachen Muztagh, is Teram Kangri I. The peak lies on the boundary between China and the disputed Siachen Glacier region near the line of control between India and Pakistan. The northeast side of the peak is in Chinese-controlled territory, the southwest side in the disputed Siachen area currently controlled by India.

Jongsong Peak  Height:7,462  Mount: Kangchenjunga, Himalaya             State: Sikkim

Jongsong Peak is a mountain in the Janak section of the Himalayas. At 7,462 metres (24,482 ft) it is the 57th highest peak in the world, although it is dominated by 3rd highest, Kangchenjunga, 20 km (12 mi) to the south. Jongsong’s summit is on tri-junction of India, Nepal and China.

Rank Mountain name Height (m) Range name State
1 Kanchenjunga 8,586 KangchenjungaHimalaya Sikkim
2 Nanda Devi 7,816 Garhwal Himalaya Uttarakhand
3 Kamet 7,756 Garhwal Himalaya Uttarakhand
4 Saltoro Kangri / K10 7,742 Saltoro Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
5 Saser Kangri I / K22 7,672 Saser Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
6 Mamostong Kangri / K35 7,516 Rimo Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
7 Saser Kangri II E 7,513 Saser Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
8 Saser Kangri III 7,495 Saser Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
9 Teram Kangri I 7,462 Siachen Karakoram Jammu and Kashmir
10 Jongsong Peak 7,462 KangchenjungaHimalaya Sikkim



10 controversial films released before Padmaavat in India

When it comes to movies that faced severe controversies, Padmaavat is not the first one. Here are 10 other controversial movies released in India before Padmaavat.

  1. Movie – No Fire Zone
    1. Release Year – 2014
    2. Reason – The Sri Lankan Civil War documentary was not allowed for public screening by the Censor Board. Director Callum Macrae decided to release the film on the internet to circumvent the ban.
  2. Movie – Kaum De Heere
    1. Release Year – 2014
    2. Reason – The film was banned by the central government after the Intelligence Bureau had warned that the film may cause communal tensions. The film glorified the assassins of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
  3. Movie – 50 Shades of Grey
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – After much hype and controversies, that the movie will be banned and why this movie should not be released in India. The film was not given a rating by the Censor Board, even after voluntary cuts by the distributor. The movie indeed become a blockbuster.
  4. Movie – Main Hoon Rajinikanth
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – Notable south Indian actor Rajinikanth moved the Madras High Court to stop the release of this film stating that it violated his personality rights. A stay was granted, and the makers of the movie were directed not use superstar’s name, image or likeness. The director Faisal Saif later said he had shown the film to the actor and his lawyers to assure them. The film’s title was later changed to Main Hoon (Part-Time) Killer.
  5. Movie – Unfreedom
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The film was denied a rating by the Censor Board. The film examined same sex relationships and religious fundamentalism in India. The director Raj Amit Kumar was told by the Board that film will cause clashes between Hindus and Muslims, and will provoke “unnatural passions”.
  6. Movie – India’s Daughter
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – This television documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape was prevented from being broadcast by a stay order from a court, due to perceived negative public sentiment[44][45] including remarks defending the rape which drew public outcry in India when the film was shown. The movie was uploaded to YouTube and the Indian government requested it be removed.
  7. Movie – Patta Patta Singhan Da Vairi
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The movie was initially denied clearance by CBFC, but was later cleared by the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal
  8. Movie – The Mastermind Jinda Sukha
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The film was cleared by the CBFC but banned by the Minister of Home Affairs. The films is based on the lives of the assassins of General Arun Shridhar Vaidya. The makers of the film decided to release it overseas.
  9. Movie – The Painted House
    1. Release Year – 2015
    2. Reason – The CBFC denied a rating to film for containing nudity. They suggested the scenes should be blurred or deleted.
  10. Movie – Mohalla Assi
    1. Release Year – 2016
    2. Reason – The CBFC denied a rating to the film. The film deals with the commercialisation of the pilgrimage city Varanasi. On December 11, 2017, Delhi High Court allowed the release of the film with one cut and adult certification, setting aside the order of CBFC.

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Top 10 Common Superstitions believed and followed in India

Indians are regarded as highly educated and advanced when it comes to adopting science and technology. It is true. However they don’t still refrain from following good old superstitions.

You will still see modern Indians follow the below superstitions in everyday lives.

  1. Cat crossing the path

It is not a good sign if a cat crosses the path. Either the purpose of going out will be delayed or in an unavoidable situation to go out, a glass of water is drunk before leaving. In few other parts of the world, cat crossing in front of a person is believed as good omen. In India irrespective whether the cat crosses from right to left or from left to right, it is considered as bad luck will befall you.

  1. Lemon and Green chilly hangings

Hanging a lemon stringed with seven green chillies is believed to bring good fortune. It’s a very common site in India to see these hangings in doorways of shops and vehicles. Hanging Nimbu Mirchi Totka is believed to protect the place from evil and jealous eye. In new vehicle, lemon strings with green chillies are hung to avoid accidents and to have a safe journey. This is one popular belief that is passed through generations in India.

  1. Broken mirror

The superstition associated with a broken mirror is that it brings seven years of bad luck. It has to be immediately disposed from the place and buried to ensure nothing bad happens to the people living there. Even mirrors reflecting blur images are replaced. Not only in India but broken mirror are considered bad omen in many places round the world.

  1. Eating curd and sugar mixture

Before heading out for an important work, elders in the family insist having curd + sugar mixture. The sugar actually increases the energy levels and curd is an excellent body coolant. So this mixture physically prepares the body for the important work the person is getting ready for. They say it increases the chances of getting success and be more active.

  1. Fear for the Number 13 (triskaidekaphobia) is considered unlucky:

Not sure about other countries when it comes to the fear of unknown. Triskaidekaphobia refers to the extreme superstition regarding number thirteen. But in general Indians too consider Number 13 as non-auspicious or evil. You won’t believe that the following exist:

  • That many buildings in India don’t have 13th Floor
  • Many buildings don’t have flats with door number 13
  • People avoid family occasions like marriages, housewarming, joining a new job on 13th Date
  1. Crow Cowing brings guest

As stupid it may sound, it is believed that when a crow continuously cows near the house, guests for that house are expected. Many say that they often get guests when a crow cows continuously near a house. Whether people take that as a good sign or bad sign, often they take clues to be prepared to host the guests.

  1. Kajal dotted on baby’s forehead/feat

New born baby are smeared with a black dot of kajal is an age old practice followed in India. Applying kajal or Surma protects the baby from any misfortune and ward off evil’s eye. Scientifically speaking, kajal is made of castor oil(almond, ghee, aloe) which is an excellent coolant. More over the aloe gel added to Kajal soothes and calms the eyes making it looking bright.

  1. Throwing coins in Holy rivers

A temple visit in India always starts from getting the feet dipped in river and then only one has to enter the temple. Throwing coins inside the river or pond fetches good luck and wealth to the person. The scientific reason behind this belief is that in ancient times people were more dependent on river water. The make the water purified and free from bacteria, copper coins were thrown inside the pool. Though copper coins are not in use these days, the superstition alone remains the same.

  1. Never sweep in the dark

Ancestors believed that sweeping floor after sunset brings bad luck. Across India people don’t sweep the floor at night as it believed to sweep out good luck. The scientific reason attached to this superstition is that in olden days due to lack of electricity, sweeping wasn’t done as valuable things might also get dumped out.

  1. Adding 1 rupee to gift sum

When money is given as gift, Indians have the habit of adding one rupee along with the sum. One is considered to be lucky, hence adding it to the Shagun brings good fortune. These days envelops from gift store comes with a one rupee glued so that we don’t forget it. The concept of adding one rupees is followed in puja’s, weddings, rituals.

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