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Bollywood has been exremely popular all over the world. In recent times many of the bollywood Actors, characters have been used in other ways such as toys (Krish, Ghazini), Or Stickers etc.

Soon we would see Bollywood glam girl Priyanka Chopra as a comic strip heroine in an international comic book series.

British businessman Richard Branson is all for Priyanka Chopra. After showering accolades on the actress, the entrepreneur is keen on turning her into a comic strip heroine for his publishing house, Virgin Comics. The character will look like Priyanka and will also be named after her. With this new facet as a comic strip heroine, Priyanka becomes the first Bollywood star and the second in India (after Sachin Tendulkar) to be featured in Virgin Comics.

An excited Priyanka is all thankful for Branson. She Says: “It’s a great honour. Big filmmakers and actors like John Woo, Nicholas Cage, Shekhar Kapoor and Terry Gilliam are associated with Branson’s comics. Even our Sachin has a comic book series with him. I’m working on two projects. One is a completely fictional story and character. The other will be a super hero who looks like me and will borrow incidents from my life.”

But This is not the first time any Bollywood actor has been roped in for comic book series. Star Comics had created A Superhero was also based on our own Millenium Superstar Amitabh Bachchan named – Supremo. created by None other than Gulzar, It was an instant hit among all the age groups. 

supremo-amitabh-umennet“Supremo was supposed to be the costumed alter ego of Indian film superstar Amitabh Bachchan. He has 2 boy sidekicks –Vijay and Anthony (they are again normal human beings and do not wear any special costume). He has a falcon, named Shaheen,  as a pet, who also acts as scout.” 

Identity/Class: Normal human
Affiliations: Vijay, Anthony (sidekicks); Shaheen (falcon)
Costume: Conventional superhero couture of undies-over-tights has been avoided, and Supremo has a piece of brown cloth draped coyly around his waist, held there by a hip-holster.
Base of Operations: India
First Appearance: Adventures of Amitabh Bachchan (Star Comics)
Powers/Abilities: Supremo has no super-powers. He has the combination of strength to defeat his human adversaries and intelligence to get out of traps laid for him.

 


you can find a group related to supremo here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Amitabh-Bachchan-Supremo/36098809810

You can also see some pictures and even read his comics!!!

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We have won the BEST MUMBAI BLOG Competition conducted by Mumbaibloggers.

Here’s a result summary:

Best Mumbai Blog umennet

Our sincere thanks to all Our Readers, Mumbai Bloggers Team & Judges!!

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Satyakam is an ideal of truth, obedience and true service to the guru. Satyakam’s story is from Chhandogopnishad (4th chapter).  The Story goes like this: 

satyakam umennetSatyakam was the son of a woman named Jabal. He had a strong wish to study and so he left home in search of a guru. He went to the ashram of sage Gautam and requested him to make him his pupil. Gautam questioned him, “Before I make you my pupil, I need to know about your family.”  This puzzled Satyakam, as he had no idea about his family except his mother. But to join the ashram he would not lie. He told the sage that he would ask his mother. So he went to Jabal.

His mother told him, ” Go to the sage and tell him ‘I am the son of Jabal and my name is Satyakam Jabali‘.” (Jabal had served as maid servant to many, and she did not knew who Satykam’s father was). Satyakam went to Gautam and told him what he knew. The sage was pleased with his love for truth and accepted him as his pupil.

Based on this story, a film by same name was released in 1969, directed by Hrishikesh Muherjee. With Dharmendra, Sanjeev Kumar, Sharmila Tagore & Ashok Kumar in leading roles, this is till date Dharmendra’s best performance.  Satyakam is story of  Satyapriya Acharya, Played by Dharmendra, who embodies the repercussions that result when a man places his lofty ideals over social obligations, monetary temptations and, indeed, over his own family. 

A riveting, nationalist drama in which, Satyakam asks, ‘In an imperfect world, is it possible to be an honest, unadulterated individual?’

Synopsis:  Circa British Rule in India, Satyapriya Archarya (Dharmendra) lives a modest yet noble lifestyle with his grandfather, Satyasharan (Ashok Kumar). His mother passed away while he was very satyakam-umennetyoung, and his dad became a celibate and went off on a pilgrimage, never to return. Satyapriya studies Engineering, and becomes a close friend of fellow-collegian, Narendra Sharma (Sanjeev Kumar). India gains independence, both friends successfully obtain degrees, part ways, and Satyapriya gets employed by the United Paper Mill. Satyapriya soon finds out that his employers want him to forge papers to obtain Government funds, and he resigns in protest. He also finds out that a partner of the paper mill, Kunver Vikram Singh of Bhawanigarh, had sexually molested a young woman, Ranjana, the daughter of a prostitute, and he marries her, earning the wrath of Satyasharan, who refuses to have to do anything with him. Shortly thereafter Ranjana then gives birth to Kabul. Always refusing to adapt to bribery and corruption, Satyapriya moves to town to town, and from one job to another. Narendra and he finally do meet each other – this time Narendra is his immediate Supervisor, and it is here the stage will be set for a confrontation after Narendra instructs Satyapriya to compromise with situations. But for Satyapriya compromise equals corruption – and he will never compromise – even for Narendra. 

Watch this movie for the Dharmendra’s performance. He plays the character with the ease, when his warm smile reaches his brimming-with-tears eyes, the sincerity is eminently believable. Sanjeev Kumar’s is incomparable, when he finds his best friend in trouble, and is not able to convince him to be practical. 

Rajinder Singh Bedi’s dialogues are another high point of the movie. Some of the dialogues:

  • Distressed-by-poverty Sharmila Tagore remarks- “Sone ke zevar banane ke liye thodi toh khot milani padti hai .
  • When Satyapriya cant adopt to the mindset of others he says – “Mera dimaag kharaab ho gaya hai, ya main cynic ho gaya hoon, ya duniya badal gayee hain “
  • His desire to reach a higher self arises from his conviction that- “main insaan hoon. Bhagwan ka sabse bada pratinidhi”
  • And the sarcastic Dialogue- Yeh aadmi (Satyapriya) bahut hi badmaash aur paaji hai. Rishvat vagerah nahin khaata “

The songs of movie were, though not so hit, but still had a meaningful lyrics by Kaifi Aazmi. One song, Zindagi hai kya, one of my fav, has some good lyrics such as:

Latoo nahi hai, ladki nahi hai, zindagi hai sachai,
mitti ki murat jab sach boli, aadmi tab kahelayi

bander nahin, charkha nahin, aadmi ka kya kehana, 
pyar mohabat fitarat uski, dosti majhab uska

lassi nahin hai rasshi nahin dosti dil ki dhadkan, 
dushmani  sahara sahara, dosti  gulshan gulshan.

You can have a small glimpse of the film here: Scene shows when Sanjeev Kumar comes to know that Dharmendra is his immidiete junior and he come to visit him in office hours.

Its a movie which makes you to think, and provokes you to follow the Satyapriya’s way of living, but its really tough and you end up being a Naren, like every other man.

I knew the satyakam story much before I saw the movie. Thanks to my dad for introducing me to Amar Chitra Katha. ( I am still a big fan of Amar Chitra Katha).

Inputs:

  • Satyakam’s Story from here.
  • Inputs on film From Rediff, IMDB & Dinesh Raheja.

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Saw this nice ad:

Bhanu, Deepak, Rohan, Amol…… Where are you guys??

Need to plan another trip!!! 🙂

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Another year passed by . . . A lot to achieve, few important which I lost . .  Well time passes by. A new year starts from tomorrow. I hope I have lots more to achieve.  So here’s a quick wrap up of  the passing year. with some new resolutions . . Yeah Yeah ..  I know I am no celebrity to share all these, but still, you have landed so go on . . ..

By the way Dasvidaniya means Goodbye in Russian & Konnichiwa means Welcome in Japanese!!!

Professional:

Got to do something new other than Web designing/Developing. I always did that but never knew that it can be taken as profession!! So Here I am now Social Media Enthusiast, Social media Consultant, Social Media Strategist!! Sounds cool!!!

Started this new role with a Promotion of a celebrity product, worked on some major big Brands and presently handling some great  clients/brands.

My Company Hanmer & Partners became Hanmer MS&L, and now we are –  Advisors. Advocates. Activists. !!!

My Blog which was inactive a few months ago, is now active, with more regular and relevant posts. With an average daily visit increasing by 138%!!!

Started/Administered some Famous groups in Facebook, with great responses, and regular interactions.

Microblogging Followers almost doubled!! Got more ideas, opened my mind more towards the social media strategies & implementations.

Have a achievement of having a great online presence, which I am proud of!!

In the coming year have many more plans to explore and implement more than ever, and to get more out of me, out of life!!!

Personal

Personal life had many many many experiences. Some good, some bad. Some great, some not so great, some… Ahhh leave it.

Got to know that I look good in formals than casuals.  (Kyun ji?? sahi hai na??). So had a lot of formal dressing this year. Had a haircut, tried something new, with spikes and all that. Hmmm… looks good!! 🙂 Thanks Meena!!

2 engagements in family in Nov & Dec. Got 2 new members in my family, and 2 new great families.  Got 2 great friends for life!! All the best Guys!!!

My sis got selected for Satyam, Still waiting for Joining Dates. Presently in Hyd searching for Job.

Hoping the coming new year brings lot more happiness in life.

General

Got to see some great movies!! Some great music. Had quite a few important and good contacts. Had some great parties and get together.  Had  3 trips to my hometown -Bhilai and got 5 chances to be with my family!! Amazing!!

3 of my friends are also getting married in the first quarter, next year!!

Michael blessed with son!! And Puneet Sharma also Blessed with a baby boy!! Great work Guys!!! 😉

Ankeet left Hanmer, joined Vitcom!! All the best dude!!

New year Resolutions:

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1. The one which I take every year – need to shed some weight!! I hope this year I stick to it.

2. Need to be more punctual. automatically followed by previous one. .  still I will Try!!

3. Have to have a recognition is social media fraternity.

4. Need to improve my writing skills for social media optimization!! 🙂

5. Have to manage some important thing much better.

6. Have to be regular in Blog Postings!!

These are to name a few and too much to share!!! hahahaha . .

Got this from here:

“Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Grab life by the mane. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Consider the lilies. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshipping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze a new trail. Criticize by creating. Worry less about what people think and more about what God thinks. Don’t try to be who you’re not. Be yourself. Laugh at yourself. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Quit running away”

Ok Guys with this great note, Wishing you all a Happy, Prosperous and Safe New year!!!


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“to complete” Tag

got from here

My better half is: in incognito mode!!!

I am listening to: A guitar piece being played by my colleague

Maybe I should: Pay more concentration

I love: Internet, Blogging, listening to music

My best friend: is Shubhankar

I don’t understand: something which i dont need to

I have no respect for: People doing things without reasons

I hate: such people

The meaning of my screen name is: umennet: Its U(YOU) ME N(and) NET

Love is: let it be love only…

Somewhere, someone is: avoiding me!!!

I will always: be happy

Forever seems: far

I never want to: be alone

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