Cause A Chatter – Criminal Justice behind closed doors

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Blogchatter has a themed campaign  for ‘Cause A Chatter Blogging With A Purpose’ by adding three categories of causes Mental Health TalksGender Talks, and Environmental Talks. My choice is Gender Talks.

I recently watched the Criminal Justice Behind Closed Doors. It is a Hotstar special.

The story revolves around why did a wife kill her husband? She was the murderer for sure, BUT WHY? The victim, a celebrity Lawyer, loving father, great husband (portrayed) looks too tidy to be the perfect husband. The couple have a young daughter who plays a good role in the series. The mother of the victim essayed by Deepti Naval.

Right from the trailer I knew I would like it, it went beyond my expectations. Cinematically, theme wise, there was a comparison with the previous Criminal Justice, which was popular enough to garner views for the next season. I am usually more concerned with the story, and watching it was pretty painful (strong word) but yes, let me tell you why. A keen observer, I guessed she was in an abusive relation but in the court, this had to be proved with evidence. The wife was clearly silent but calm with respect to the murder, the only time she shakes up is when her daughter is at stake. This shows that she is at peace with the situation she is in but is immensly worried for her daughter.

SPOILER ALERT!

The wife Anuradha, played by Kirti Kulkarni, wife of Bikram Chandra, played by  Jisshu Sengupta, is dazed most of the time, thinking but unable to say a thing. Bikram has scripted a story to the world, their daughter and Anuradha’s father about her illness. An imaginary illness. He tells the daughter that they are a team trying hard to save Mom from the illness. Manipulation by a lawyer keeping all the pieces intact. With this I could draw a conclusion, in today’s world, the more educated, the more intense the crime. He makes her believe that she forgets things by tiny incidents. As the story progressed, I felt more bad for the society we live in. The daughter is completely against the mother, it cuts out a sorry figure for all the mothers out there. But there is justice and it is through the daughter.

The police officer Gauri played by Kalyanee Mulay, deserves a special mention for the role essayed and and the character she plays. She is also in a subtle abusive relationship that gets visible towards the end, discovers it through the case and takes a final call to part ways.

There is Pankaj Triparti who is Madhav, the lawyer who takes up the case for Anuradha, who leaves his wife, just after getting married. This too is not clearly right in my opinion, but the wife, a strong Ratna played by Khushboo Atre shows him the pathway of marriage. How are women so taken for granted?

Another part played by Anupama Menon’s mother who is dealing with her husband’s second marriage throws light upon another problem women face, but must stay on putting up a brave face. Anupama is, Nikhat the lawyer assisting Madhav with the case.

I believe that if a story like this is made, it surely has been lurking around the corner. These four stories, all dealing with not very healthy relationships must be understood by the audience and seen as a perspective of saving such a relationship

Abuse at home, giving a cold glance, commenting on the suggestions offered, disregarding one’s opinion and laughing it off, trying to act indifferent with in-laws are all subtle forms of abuse. Many undergo these harsh yet subtle forms of abuse but very few actually speak up, some don’t even understand that they are being abused and are made to feel guilty for every tiny little act as simple as forgetting to buy ice-cream.

Criminal Justice behind Closed doors has the apt sub-title behind closed doors for this sort of abuse.

 

My Book Basket – Dots and Streaks by Ellora Mishra

My Book Basket for January 2021

Name of the book: Dots and Streaks

Author: Ellora Mishra

Available as : E-book and Paper back

Released on: 05 November 2020

Published by: Bigfoot Publications

Genre: Poetry (Poetic Tales)

The book is available here on Amazon

About the Author:

Ellora Mishra hails from Odisha, India. She is currently residing with her husband and 5 yr old Son in The Hague, Netherlands. An alumnus of BITS Pilani, Rajasthan (B.E. Hons Chemical) & XIMB, Odisha (MBA Finance) she has around 12 years of corporate experience in IT and corporate banking spaces across organizations. She is an avid blogger and loves to pen her musings under her pen name of Ira Mishra. Her first e-book is Dots and Streaks (short poetic tales).

Book Talk: Dots and Streaks is a book with abundant verses filled with emotion 42 poetic tales, it righfully deserves the LIT Digital Award 2020. The cover is catchy, it keeps you guessing. Each tale is written with a purpose, an emotion and it also concludes with a sense of completeness. Dots and Streaks is profound and takes you through a roller coaster of personal events with images justifying the tale. The poetess has touched upon various topics like friendship, agriculture, nature, hope, the pandemic and many more. Diversity is the bond here.

My Book Talk: Pastels starts of with “So, the creator…”, I felt the book is talking to me, or should I say the poetess is talking to me. It felt like a tête-à-tête. I was participating too. That’s the sign of a great book. Reading Dots and Streaks is a dwelling. Placid and soothing at times, windy when you are trying to make peace.

Ego of the Candle and Luck’s Luck are my regular re-reads, and the one that stole my heart is “The Jigsaw Puzzle”, I read it, felt it and heaved a sigh of relief that solving the puzzle is not the ultimate goal. Read it to feel it.

Dots and Streaks stands out as a masterpiece, the first paperback of the poetess. Some of the poetic tales were written as a part of Blogchatter’s A2Z blogging event and launched first as an e-book on the Blogchatter website from where it scaled heights.

https://www.theblogchatter.com/

I recommend Dots and Streaks for a rendez-vous with yourself.

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla, and happily SPONSORED BY RRE Studios and SHOWCASE Events.

My Book Basket – Postcards from India

My Book Basket for January 2021

Name of the book: Postcards from India

Author: Sinjana Ghosh

Available as : E-book and Paper back

Released on: 30 October 2020

Published by: Notion Press

Genre: Travel/Tourism

The book is available here on Amazon as an E-book and a paperback

About the Author: Sinjana Ghosh is a full-time management professional and a rookie homemaker living in India. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagapur, she has 9 years of experience in the Technology industry. When she is not working, she is reading news and comtemplating on socio-political issues as an argumentative Indian. In other times, she travels, and explores her beloved country. She writes about travel, food and culture on her blog https://www.backpacknxplore.com/

Book Talk: The book according to the author is “neither a travel guide nor a travelogue, it is an unconventional anthology of stories from obscure parts of the country that will help you know India a little better and convince you to explore the off-beaten path.

Postcards from India is an engaging travel guide, appealing in a pleasant way through a series of letters (postcards the name suggests), written to the reader that contains slices of history, facts and promising information to a tourist or anyone who loves reading.

Postcards from India charmingly describes 23 tourist spots in India with an irresistible aura of simplicity. The cover, a beautiful orange, compelled me to buy the paperback. The paperback has made an effort to have the postcard rectangle taking us to the earlier days where writing postcards was a trend. It is an incredible emotion to hold the book and read it. I just loved it.

The writing has some excellent information on the soul of India,that is the villages, as said by Gandhiji “the soul of India resides in her villages”, where each place is described with an alluring spirit, it beckons you with a mesmerising questioning ability that makes you want to respond. Like “have you heard about me?” humanising the city,town/village, and usually ending the letter with an invitation to visit. It kept me completely engaged throughout.

I encourage you to read Postcards from India.

This books was written as a series of posts for http://www.theblogchatter.com. And now a published

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla, and happily SPONSORED BY RRE Studios and SHOWCASE Events.