The demonetisation of the Rupees 500 and 1000 currency that was announced nationally at 8pm on November 8, 2016 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi wasn’t an absolute secret as tom-tommed by the Government. The Hindi daily – Jagran published the story of demonetisation and introduction of Rs. 2000 note on the 27th of October, 2016. Jagran’s reporter, Brijesh Dubey’s story is based on information sourced from RBI officials and is explicit about government’s so called ‘Surgical Strike on Black Money’.
All that brouhaha about absolute stealth in wiping out Rupees 500 and 1000 denomination currency is false. Definitely lot of people knew about it and a popular Hindi newspaper published a detailed story two weeks prior to the announcement made by the PM on 8th of November. Read the article! All that chest-beating about secrecy and Cabinet asked to keep the mobile phones outside when the news was broken seems so hollow now.
Now the video of the new Rupees 500 currency is released by ANI.
Whatever Marilyn Manson does is usually controversial so I am not shocked by the teaser of his forthcoming video – ‘Say 10’ released hours before the outcome of US Presidential Election. In the video Manson is seen sitting in a dark room holding the bible before a knife flicks and the clip cuts to some shots of a decapitated Donald Trump. Or at least, an orange-skinned, red tie-wearing guy who looks like he could be Trump.
Manson is not a fan of Hillary Clinton either. He is sitting out this election and said that he is refusing to vote as he doesn’t see any good choice between “cat shit and dog shit”.
The clip, directed by Tyler Shields, is complimented with Manson’s eerie delivery of “cash is the poor man’s money”. In the chorus Manson shouts, “you say god and I say SAY10”. The clip finishes with Manson standing before Trump’s corpse holding a head of blonde hair. Here have a look at the video: https://youtu.be/N3oGIx7KYTA
The famous designer, Tom Ford’s second movie – NOCTURNAL ANIMALS is a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves. The designer’s second film, Nocturnal Animals is about an art gallery owner called Susan Morrow (played by Amy Adams) who is haunted by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield’s (Jake Gyllenhall) novel. 19 years after their separation, she receives a book in the post and though it is dedicated to her, its contents are incredibly violent and she interprets it as a veiled threat.
Nocturnal Animals comes seven years after Ford’s first film, A Single Man starring Julianne Moore and Colin Firth, which was about an English professor trying to get back on his feet following the death of his boyfriend.
Releasing this Friday – 4th November, 2016, Tom Ford released the second trailer of Nocturnal Animals that gives a glimpse of the gritty thriller where Jake’s family is assaulted while on a road trip across Texas. Ford who grew up in Texas used his experience of the Texan life in the script. Here is the link of the latest teaser released: https://youtu.be/yfGrzcWtcrM
Amongst the fraternity of Indian designers – Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who had done costume designing for Bollywood movies have expressed desire to direct movies. Currently they are busy raking in the moolah selling expensive lehengas!
When we talk about the ‘Big-Fat-Indian-Wedding’, invariably the mind drifts to opulent weddings of wealthy families from Northern India. Things have changed when it comes to obscenely extravagant weddings in India as Southern India – the wealthy families from Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra have set the bar higher for extravagant weddings. The infamous mining barons – the Reddy brothers are spending Rupees 200 Crores on Janardhan Reddy’s daughter – Brahmani’s wedding with Rajeev Reddy on November 16.
Janardhan Reddy spent more than three years in jail in connection with the Bellary illegal mining case. He was released on conditional bail on January 22, 2015, by the Supreme Court. Reddy was also a minister in the Karnataka cabinet during BJP rule and the family is very close to Sushma Swaraj, the MEA in the present Government.
The wedding invitation comes with a huge box that has a LCD Screen on the lid. As you open the box, a video starts playing on the screen. The video features Reddy, his wife, Brahmani and the groom Rajeev Reddy. Janardhan Reddy and his wife are lip-synching to a Kannada song that seems straight out of a film. The song was specially composed for the wedding. Here are the links of the ‘Invitation Video‘: https://youtu.be/rHRQEPxAu74
Shah Rukh Khan, Prabhudeva, Tamannah and Katrina Kaif will perform at the wedding. https://youtu.be/3TgCeDmE6UI
If anybody mastered the art of luring in powerful businessmen with honey-traps for con jobs, it was Abhishek Verma. His former New York based partner – Edmond Allen has spilt loads of material on AV, which we mostly know about but yes, Allen has given us unseen photographs that are shockingly obscene and horrid.
How to close a Ponzi defense deal ‘Verma’ style is best understood if you see these pictures – nibble the earlobe of your partner (the honey-trap) at the boardroom. Next flaunt another honey and your tattoos and finally seal the deal by doing a strip show that explains the technology of ‘heat-seeking-missiles’ in a most vivid way.
WARNING: You may get nightmares!