Healthy Alia Bhatt Photoshopped In Magazines to Look Thinner

Photoshopping, digital alteration, image manipulation. Everyone talks about the fact that so many images of women are “perfected” with the help of technology, but do we really understand how serious this issue is? Like exactly HOW MUCH these photos are manipulated to fit some seriously unrealistic ideals that we view constantly?

The naturally beautiful and perfectly healthy Alia Bhatt is heavily photoshopped to match upto the beauty standards set by the magazines!

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Some thoughts after seeing these magazine covers:

Anonymous
She is without doubt one of the most beautiful actors we have right now.But the above photos are not doing justice to her.

Anonymous
great example of bad photoshop :(. She is so pretty, why do they have to try to make her look chiseled ? She is young and pretty, why cant she just be that ??

Unfortunately, this case study is pretty representative of thousands more that appear in magazines, on billboards, in advertisements, in stores and everywhere else you can think of every single day.

Ex-lovers Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma will be seen romacing in Zoya Akhtar’s ‘Dil Dhadakne Do’

‘Dil Dhadakne Do’ , a family drama, is Ranveer and Anushka’s first film together post their break up in 2012.

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Ranveer, 28, and Anushka first appeared together in his debut movie ‘Band Baaja Baarat’, which was a box office success and the two hit off instantly. They were later seen together in ‘Ladies vs Ricky Bahl’. The two met on the sets of ‘Band Baaja Baarat’ and dated for almost three years until 2012, when they seperated.

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Currently Ranveer Singh is believed to be dating his ‘Ram-Leela’ co-star Deepika Padukone, with whom he was on a cruise trip recently. Meanwhile, Anushka Sharma is rumoured to be dating cricketer Virat Kohli.

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India Vs The Burqa: Women in burqa steal gold chain from shop

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Four burqa-clad women managed to steal a gold chain weighing 38 grams and worth Rs 1.15 lakh from a jewellery store in Thane, India. After flicking the chain the ladies decided to leave the shop saying they weren’t able to decide what to buy. After the four left the shop, the jeweler realized that they have been robbed of a gold chain. The jeweler then filed a complaint with Thane Nagar Police station on Friday. A case has been registered under Section 420, 379 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code. (Source:Times of India-8 Jun 2014)

In August 2013 in Hyderabad, Two burqa-clad women gained entry into the house of a private employee, tied up the housewife and stole a small quantity of gold at Amberpet.
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Back in 2010, citing security concerns and not religious ones, the Shiv Sena had called for a ban on the burqa in Maharashtra after a two-month-old baby was stolen from a hospital in Santa Cruz and through CCTV footage and statements from the baby’s family the police have zeroed in on a burqa-clad woman as the possible perpetrator. An editorial in the Sena’s mouthpiece, Saamna, said the theft shows that the burqa is being grossly misused and the government should put a statutory ban on it. The editorial urged home minister R R Patil to formulate a law banning the burqa.

Representatives of the Muslim community slammed the Sena’s demand, with both clerics and moderate secularists saying it only betrayed the party’s deep-rooted bias against Islam and Muslims. They added that any anti-burqa campaign by parties like the Sena would only hamper real reforms in the community.

However, reformist Islamic scholar Asghar Ali Engineer said that crimes cannot be stopped by banning burqas. “Deal with the theft. Don’t demand something that is not practical and can only communalize the atmosphere. If reforms need to be brought into a community, they should come from within,” said Engineer.
(Source: Times of India)

What are your views?

Sania Mirza: Indian or Pakistani?

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Sania Mirza is professional Indian tennis player. She holds the record for being the highest ranked Indian player for over a decade. She has now reached her highest world ranking in women’s doubles (rank 6).

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She is married to Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik, who captained Pakistan’s cricket team between 2007 and 2009. Inspite of this she is clear in her mind that she will remain an Indian. Yet, Sania Mirza has made it to an elite list of Pakistani women, thanks to an overzealous magazine.

But Sania Mirza said she did not welcome comparisons between politics and her marriage.

“My marriage has nothing to do with Indo-Pak politics,” Indian newspapers quoted the her saying. “This is a happy moment … Be happy we are getting married. We both are happy. Our families are happy. I don’t think we can ask for more.”

When asked which side she would support if India played Pakistan in a cricket match, Mirza said she would support both India and her husband.

Mohammad Irfan, a Muslim driver who works in Delhi, was also puzzled by the match, though for different reasons.

“Shoaib is an eligible bachelor and from her own religion, so it’s fine,” he says. “But I would be happier if she married an Indian cricket star. There are lots of eligible Muslims in our country too.”

Inspite of people opposing her marriage in India she continues to represent the country.

She started “Sania Mirza Tennis Academy”, which was launched in March 2013 with the aim of providing world class tennis training to Indian tennis players. The academy also recognizes rural talents and a few selected are trained at no expenses to brighten India’s future.

We wish her all the best for the future.