Elon Musk and twitter

Elon Musk’s interest in twitter is no news. But he has accomplished what he intended, with elan’. Though the revenue of twitter is much less than Facebook or Google, he has always been keen on this social platform. He has more than 8 million followers.

It is said that 6000 tweets happen per second. He was invited to join the board when he acquired 9.2% stake in January. But incidentally, he didn’t want part of it but the whole cake. By the end of April, he offered to buy it for a whopping 44 billion USD. It’s chaos since then.

Elon’s Tesla shares started to take a dip after twitter accepted his offer. Even twitter’s shares started to dip, part of it, being the general slump in technology shares and part of it due to the uncertainty in the future of twitter.

Tesla shares fell because of his sale of 8% shares to raise the 44 billion. And now, the deal has been put on hold citing that the number of actual spam users could be more than 5% and not as projected by Twitter. Since this news, Tesla’s share prices have seen a marked increase.

Is it a ploy by Elon musk to deal with the falling tesla’s prices and simultaneously wring out a better deal with Twitter? If so, it is brilliant. But if he chooses to walk away from the deal, it could cost him a billion dollars in break up fee and more billions in damages. We will have to wait and watch to see what unfolds next.

Srikankan Crisis What we know and What we don’t?

All this news about economic meltdown and people standing in long queues for daily basic necessities in Srilanka is sending shockwaves all over the world. Is it even possible in modern era to have people end up like this with no major calamities to blame? It is very much a lesson for the ruling kind to make policy decisions cautiously lest suffer the same fate as the Island Nation.

So what actually went wrong? First, it is a country which depends majorly on imports even for fish, prawns, milk powder and such. It’s economy rests majorly on tourism, which got hit due the Covid Pandemic.

It was a disaster waiting to happen only accelerated by the Pandemic. After spending more than 200 billion dollars on the civil war, it was the responsibility of the government to take measures to make economic policy amends to restructure and improve GDP to balance out the expenditure made a decade ago. But, the current Srilankan Government led by the Gotabaya clan has single-handedly managed to bring down the economy.

The policy decision to ban imports to save the depleting foreign exchange reserves has done bad than good. Businesses closed down due to inadequate products. Tea and garments are the major exports of the island nation. Due to ban of fertilisers, tea production was hit and tourism also took a toll. All major GDP grossers were on a downward spiral.

After the 2009 civil war, Srilanka had to face the European Union’s ire on human rights violations which resulted in withdrawal of special duty free export agreement for its exports to EU. Though the ban was lifted in 2017, it had already scarred the economy. Again last year, the EU has again withdrawn its special export agreement with Srilanka owing to its poor human rights situation. It is to be noted that the ban was lifted during the Maithripala Sirisena-Ranil Wikremesinghe administration.

Srilanka is a beautiful country with nature’s plentiful resources. A country with so much in hand is down on its knees due to policy blunders by the ruling kind. It is the duty of the people to elect their leaders wisely who can make or break their lives.

What does the land slide victory of BJP in 4/5 states mean?

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), in the centre has won in four out of five states namely, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa. Arwind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has won in the state of Punjab. AAP is fairly a new regional political party which has won only in Delhi and has no influence in other states, unlike Congress or BJP.

UP’s outcome is astounding and its impact on national politics is intense enough to change strategies for the upcoming 2024 Loksabha polls.

Communal politics is gaining centre stage, taking the place of welfare state. A severely backward state which struggled so much during the last regime has brought back the same regime despite receiving backlashes and setbacks during the Covid pandemic, and brutalities caused by the ruling BJP in various events, only reiterates the fact that communal politics is gaining prominence rather than growth politics. Illiteracy coupled with hate politics against minorities breeds Governments with ‘Hindurashtra’ goals. It is crystal clear where the victory of BJP is taking us in the future. The only other national party which has presence all over India, the Congress is letting victory slip through its hands by sheer strategical errors and underestimating its rivals.

Brand Modi has reigned and proved its saleability. Akhilesh Yadav Government showed good progress in terms of growth and employment whereas Yogi’s Government has a reverse trend of 2% growth as compared to 7% in Akhilesh’s. This is alarming how the majority mentality against muslims has taken over other sensible issues that affect everyday life in electoral preference.

It is now upto the opposition parties to scramble and create strategies for the upcoming 2024 parliamentary elections. It is a forerunner for the opposition to reflect on their own shortcomings and try their best.

Is it a Season of Divorces ?

Shockingly, the most revered director Bala of Tamil cinema has announced his divorce with his wife Muthumalar. They got separated legally on March 5, 2022. Sources close to the family say the couple have been living separately for the past 4 years as quoted by news outlets. They have parted ways due to differences in opinion which have been mounting in the recent years. They have a daughter together.

He is one among a very few directors who portray women with respect in their movies. His movies ‘Sethu’, ’Pithagan, ‘Paradesi’ , ‘Avan Ivan’, ‘Nanda’ have created the superstars of today. His creations always speak about the marginalised and the downtrodden.

Last month Actor Danush and Ishwarya Rajnikanth announced their separation following Actor Samantha and Naga Chaitanya who parted ways recently. It is shocking to see kollywood couples announcing separation one after another in the recent months.

Rashmika locked for Vijay 66

Actor Vijay’s 66th movie after Beast, which is slated for release on April 14, has been in the buzz already. The movie is produced by DilRaju of Sri Venkateshwara Creations. He is a tollywood producer making his debut with this upcoming Vijay starrer. Vamsi Paidipally is directing the movie. Vijay is said to be playing a dual role, one with a younger look and one elderly version. Prakash Raj is also a part of the cast. Our delightful performer ‘Srivalli’ Rashmika Mandana has been roped in for the lead against Vijay. Vijay fans and Rashmika fans and viewers alike are super excited and cannot wait to see the pair together onscreen. Hope the movie rocks like the previous ones.

Ukraine vs Russia who is right and who is wrong?

To first understand the current situation, one has to know what is Nato, why the name Nato is seen in news related to this new world crisis? Nato aka North atlantic treaty organisation was formed by 12 Nations who were allies of America to bring peace after the second world war came to an end.

After the breakdown of Soviet Republic, Russia did’nt want Nato to expand its members around its border. It was agreed that Nato would not expand into the east Europe. But contrarily, countries that broke away from Soviet Union in 1991, one by one, over the years have joined the Nato. Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania,Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Albania, Croatia, Montenegro and lastly North Macedonia in 2020 became members of Nato. Ukraine also started showing interest to become part of Nato since 2008. But neither the European Union nor the Nato were ready to accept Ukraine for their own benefits.

Ukraine’s former President Victor Yanukovych who was elected in 2010, preferred to keep the country neutral and non aligned, but in 2014, following the Euromaidan unrest, he fled the country. But the current President Mr. Volodymir Zelesky, an actor turned politician had other plans. In 2014, Russia took over Crimea, a bordering state of Ukraine by referendum which was a democratic solution.

What exactly pushed Russia to take the extreme step now? Ukraine borders the west of Russia. If Ukraine became part of Nato, Russia’s strength against Nato and it’s allies will compromise Russia’s security. Though one can never support war on any grounds, the current scenario should be considered with a pinch of salt with a lot of grey area. Fortunately, the world is dealing with the issue with economic sanctions and not by deploying military in the battle ground.

Russia has always been on a good political relationship with India. During the 1971, Indo-Pak war, Russia came to India’s aid when America entered the Indian seas in support of Pakistan. Now, Russia has stopped the war temporarily to let the Indians cross the Ukranian border and enter Russia. A war free green zone has been created and 130 or so buses have been arranged by Russia for Indians to safely cross the border. It is seen as a good will gesture by Putin, strengthening its diplomatic ties with India. On the other hand, we are hearing accounts of Ukranian army kicking and treating Indian students badly by ones who have been evacuated safely from Ukraine.

But the war is not over, Putin has vowed to take all of Ukraine. We hope this war comes to an end soon.

Google, Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and other social media platforms have closed their doors on Russia, but Elon musk has refused to do so. He has tweeted, that he had been approached by some Governments( not Ukraine) to block his news sources for Russia which he won’t do unless at gunpoint. He adds, that he is sorry to be a speech absolutist.

Jonitha Gandhi, the “arabic kutthu”star

Who is this new comer who is rocking with the latest chart buster from Vijay starrer ‘Beast’? Apparently she is not new to tamil songs, she has already sung the ‘Chellama’ in Sivakarthikeyan’s ‘Doctor’ which was a superhit. She looks stunning in her viral Video with Anirudh Ravichandran singing the ‘Chellama’ song.

She is an Indian-born canadian singer who sings mostly in Hindi and Tamil. Her latest Arabic Kuthu song is breaking the charts with a whopping 107 million views and it’s growing. All celebrities posting videos of thier ‘Halamithi Habibo’ moment is interesting to watch.

She was even rumoured to be in a relationship with Anirudh Ravichandran, but neither has denied or agreed to the rumours. She is 32 years old and is a stunner. Her latest pictures from photoshoots affirm her versatility. As expected, she was roped in for a project backed by Vignesh Shivan named Walking/Talking Strawberry icecream directed by Vinayak.V. Her singing skills are par excellence, we wish that her acting skills are also no less.

Is Rashmika Mandanna getting married?

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North Indian media is abuzz with the news that talks are going on for the wedding of Pushpa star, Rashmika with her ‘Geeta Govindan’ costar Vijay Deverakonda. Vijay Deverakonda is currently in Mumbai shooting for his upcoming film ‘Liger’ with Ananya Pandey. Rashmika has flown in to visit Vijay in Mumbai and has reportedly purchased a property also in Mumbai. Vijay Deverakonda is a super star and a heart throb in Telugu Industry. Their sizzling chemistry onscreen was loved by audience. The news is sure to bring in joy to the countless fans of Vijay Deverakonda and Rashmika Mandanna.

Legend Latha Mangeshkar passes away

Last week, legend singer Latha Mangeshkar passed away after contracting covid. She was hospitalised and was undergoing treatment for over a month and was 92 years old. She was cremated with state honours. She is a recipient of Bharat Ratna and Padma Vibushan. Her loss is mourned by the country for two days, the Indian flag will fly half mast to mark the mourning.

She was single and was a very private person. She stayed away from controversies though she had her share of it in her 70 year long career in Indian film music. She started singing at a very young age of 13. Her father who was from a classical music background introduced her to the world of film music.

Famous playback singer Asha Bonsle is one of her four siblings. But it is rumoured that she never shared a cordial relationship with her sister who was also into film music. In a rare interview by Hindustan Times in 2009, she first opened up about her thoughts on marriage, love and children. She expressed that certain matters of heart should remain close to heart only. When asked whether she was happy and contented, she replied, that she has a overwhelming feeling of gratitude and though she believes in rebirth, she doesn’t want to be reborn.

It is rumoured that her friendship with the former late cricketer and BCC chairman Rajsingh Dungarpur who also belonged to the the then royal family of Rajasthan, was more than just that. Due to his royal legacy, he was denied permission to move ahead and marry Lathaji who was a civilian. Both of them had remained single throughout their life. Neither did they deny or agree to the link up rumours about them and maintained a dignified silence. He is credited with introducing cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to the world when he was just 16.

That’s about it in a nutshell about a great legend who stole the hearts of all Indians alike for over more than half a century. Her songs will be there forever as a guiding light to aspiring singers and music lovers all over the world.

Hrithik roshan’s new girlfriend revealed

Actor Hrithik roshan was spotted with new and upcoming actress Saba Azad outside a restaurant. They were holding hands while coming out of the mumbai restaurant and Hrithik helped Saba get into his car. He happily waved at the papparazi after he got inside his car. It is rumoured that the duo had been dating for quite sometime now. It looks like they are ready to share their relationship status to the world.

Hrithik is 48 years old and Saba is only 33 years old. Hrithik was previously married to Suzanne khan and is father to two children with Suzanne. The couple divorced in 2014 and have gone separate ways, but are amicable to each other. Suzanne even supported her ex-husband in his controversy with Kangana Ranaut.