Indian Cinema, Gutter Politics and Desperate Media

October 8, 2017

Indian Cinema, Gutter Politics and Desperate Media

Padmini Arhant

Indian Cinema is potent arsenal and suicidal for criminal syndicate comprising politics and diverse nefarious representations struggling to muzzle truthful and factual presentations of current events and conflicts threatening life and habitat.

The downward spiraling of Indian Cinema with wannabes and opportunists expediting decay is ominous for an industry fundamentally premised on nepotism, corruption, criminality and promiscuity besides specializing in piracy and plagiarisms.

Lacking in substance and decency, Indian Cinema is the failing industry miserably and hopelessly dependent on unscrupulous tactics in self-defeating endeavors deploying trash substituting talent for cheap commercial success and instant fame rather infamy hoisted on the flag pole.

The industry hallmark in voyeurism is reflected in every possible format with enthusiastic performers compromising individual value and integrity. The tasteless and lack luster themes serving political and criminal enterprise needs with desperate media providing the platform summarize the beginning of the end of celluloid impact on captive audience in the Information Age.

The underserving glory and undue credit to actors and actresses buttressed by behind the scenes contributors barely known in making a movie is the trend promoting superficial imagery.

The transition from film industry to politics for many following diminishing prospects in cinema is yet another custom. The immunity on crimes to film stars ranging from tax evasion to embezzlement, black money, homicide and treason that would normally subject ordinary citizens to legal consequence is reality.

The wealthiest of the wealthy in Indian cinema expanding family through rent-a-womb mechanism i.e. surrogacy pregnancy in a country and region with millions of children in dire requirement for caring home offering love and attention is the irony in the glossy glass citadel.

Above all, such personalities being lauded by Vogue and similar category further explains idiocy prevalent in fantasy world.

The glamor world basking in glitz and ostentation tirelessly engage in self-adulation and compete with each other to be brand ambassadors for business products and services to supplement the meager million dollar plus income and opulent lifestyle.

The star power abuse emanating from media adoration, strong alliance with politics and influential forces not barring underworld contacts set no limits on celebrity transformation to notoriety.

On the contrary, the stardom is rarely utilized in worthy humanitarian cause and Samaritan duties perhaps due to such involvements tied to selflessness and humilityscarce virtues in the present time.

The idol worship in temples mocked in the era replace the practice with idle reverence of those from Indian cinema and sports arena. The precipitous decline in art and entertainment field preoccupied as propaganda resource is opportunity wasted in cultural development.

Indian cinema continuation on this path at best obsessive and at worst self-destructive.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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U.S. Special Olympics Athletes Need Your Kind Support

December 27, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Our Special Olympics athletes are all prepared and ready to compete in the forthcoming Winter Olympics in 2011.

However, the continuous advanced training would enhance the opportunity for them to claim victory in the international event.

For many of these athletes, it is a lifetime dream to prevail with indelible mark that will tear down barriers in human ability to succeed against the odds confronting them.

The phenomenal trend thus far has been made possible by great humanitarian organizations helping individuals from all walks of life to display their talent with pride despite the arduous journey in reaching the milestone.

Among them the Special Olympics organization committed to promoting human spirit through international sports deserves praise and admiration for the relentless work towards the honorable humanitarian service.

Today, they desperately need your kind attention to assist them with the daunting task of raising funds to provide for special programs to 567,000 athletes participating in the exciting world competition.

Please extend your generous support to these Heroes as they are about to perform in the Winter Special Olympics in January 2011.

The organization urgently requires your affordable donations by the deadline December 30, 2010.

Please visit

Donations could be sent to Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street, N.W. Washington DC 20036 USA

Toll Free +1 (800) 700-8585. Direct Tel. # – +1 (202) 628-3630.


Your overwhelming response will be deeply appreciated.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

International Olympics: Beijing 2008

August 20, 2008

The grand opening ceremony by China to unveil the 29th Olympiad games in Beijing on August 8th, 2008 was impressive.

There were many “Gold, Silver and Bronze” medalists honored at this event.

The stellar performance by Michael Phelps as the “World and Olympic Champion” swimmer was incredible. His goals were to achieve “eight gold medals” to set up a new World and Olympic record in Beijing 2008. Michael realized his dream by winning “eight gold medals”, surpassing the record of the former athlete “Mark Spitz” who won seven gold medals in the same Olympic event. Michael’s name and fame reached sky high competing with the fireworks displayed at the Opening Ceremony of this international event.

Congratulations! Michael Phelps you are truly a great inspiration and a role model.

Also “hats off” to the Olympic marvels – Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor, the “dynamic duo” of the Women’s Volleyball, “Ryan Lochte – wonderful performance with a gold medal and a world record”, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Dara Torres – tremendous spirit.

Again Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones and Jason Lezak – in setting the record straight against the “French team” with gold medals after winning the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay swimming, the NBA Basketball stars and the entire U.S. Olympic team – terrific games!

All U.S. athletes put on a dazzling performance. The spectacular display of talent in all events by the U.S. Olympic team contributed towards the United States leading the Medal tally. We need to catch up with the host nation “China” on the “Gold Medal” count, even though it does not appear to be a great challenge.

All athletes were at their best given numerous factors related to age, past performance and last but not the least mishap with the “Women’s Gymnastics”. It was commendable that Alicia Sacramone handled the whole situation gracefully and proved herself to be a good sport.

A tribute to all athletes from different parts of the world –

Usain Bolt of Kingston, Jamaica wins the gold medal in the 100-meter dash in 9.69 seconds. The rumor that he might have a future with NFL further enhances the prospects for the athlete.

Several athletes from poor and developing nations showcasing their talent are praiseworthy for competing against developed and rich nations with far better facilities and advanced training programs. 

It has been a week since the 29th Olympic games started and it is not devoid of controversies;

The controversy involved the allegedly “underage” or minor “Chinese Female Gymastics” team with an advantage to seize the gold medal against the U.S team.

Not surprisingly some athletes testing positive for “performance enhancement drug”.

The very latest news; NBA forbidden from signing up the 7’2” Iranian Basketball Olympian Hamed Ehadadi as per the letter received by the NBA legal counsel according to Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports that stated “We have been advised that a federal statue prohibits a person or organization in the United States from engaging in business dealings with Iranian nationals.”

Then the buzz about the “Spanish Basketball team” with several NBA players including the Lakers’ Pau Gasol and Toronto’s Jose Calderon, in the audacious team photo posing in a “squinty-eyed” gesture angered the Asian athletes accompanied by sparring of words in the Asian press media. This incident also raised the “double standards” issue among the African American NBA players.

The “Excerpts from the news article by Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports Aug 13, 10:24 am EDT – Thank you.

Gasol and Calderon aren’t just accountable to Spain on this Olympic stage but the global corporate entity that pays them more than $130 million in pro contracts. The NBA could’ve delivered a ready rebuke on Wednesday and there was none.

They’ll dock you $50,000 for ripping an incompetent official, but you can get a pass on an orchestrated racial slur? Gasol is kidding himself to say that he was pushed into it. Do you think Kobe Bryant would’ve been pressured to pose this way? LeBron James? Gasol is a serious, sensitive player with the prestige and clout for Spain to step up and say: Forget it, fellas. This isn’t happening. Only he didn’t.

As much as anything, this episode feeds a prevailing feeling among African-American NBA players that they’re the constant scapegoats for whatever issues – real or perceived – plague the sport. Without the public demanding a pound of accountability for European players, do they get a pass?

“The simple question is, ‘Would NBA commissioner David Stern and the league hold the American players accountable?’ And I think the answer to that is yes,” one NBA general manager said. “So why wouldn’t he hold the ‘other’ NBA players accountable – unless the rules only apply to the American players.”


International Olympics and politics have collided since the origin of this event. Even though the Olympic event is symbolic in defining international solidarity with nations gathering together to pledge their support for peace and harmony, some nations have used the same event as a platform to air their political differences and hostility against each other.

There have been bomb threats, boycotts and even a hostage crisis….the notorious one being the “Munich massacre”.

Munich massacre

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia – Thank you.

The Munich massacre occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage by Black September, a group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization.

By the end of the ordeal, the terrorist group had killed eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and one German police officer. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during an abortive rescue attempt. The three surviving terrorists were captured, and were later released by West Germany following the hijacking of a Lufthansa airliner, a release that has led to speculation that West Germany had helped stage the Lufthansa hijacking.[3][4]

Israel responded to the massacre with Operation Spring of Youth and Operation Wrath of God, a series of Israeli air strikes and assassinations of those suspected of planning the killings.”

Perhaps the twenty first century could teach mankind to respect and understand each other as part of the “human race” and spare the sports event from becoming the battleground to resolve any political crisis.

Padmini Arhant