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Irrfan Khan Will Always Remain One Of The Best Actor In This Era
In this challenging times, movie stars and fans were in shock after the sad demise of veteran actor Irrfan Khan. The actor was admitted in Mumbai’s Kokilaben hospital for colon infection and died during surgery on April 29, 2020. Three days back, he couldn’t attend his mother’s funeral due to the lock down and had to pay his respects through a video call.
One of the finest actors in Bollywood, born in Jaipur, Rajasthan, Irrfan, first tried his career in cricket but couldn’t afford ₹200–250 for a tournament. His life changed after he bagged his first role in Bollywood. When the first Jurassic Park came out in 1994, Irrfan didn’t have the money to buy the tickets but later in 2015 he played a lead role as Simon Masrani, the park’s owner in Jurassic World part 4.
Irrfan was one of the finest actors of both Bollywood and Hollywood. His struggles to become one of the best actors in Indian film industry is inspiring one. In real life, he was as humble and kind as he was on screen. In Bollywood;Piku, Paan Singh Tomar, Billu Barber, Hindi Medium, Lunchbox, Blackmail and Caravan are some of his best movies. He was a big star in Hollywood as well with movies like Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi. Slumdog Millionaire was one of the biggest successes of his life and helped him make a name for himself at an international level.
Irrfan was not as famous as the other Khans in our country, but he was as good, if not better when it came to acting. His performances were pure and realistic. His latest film was Angrezi Medium with co-star Kareena Kapoor Khan, and it is unfortunately his last on-screen role. Both Bollywood and Hollywood will cherish him. He will always be remembered for his simplicity, authenticity and realistic acting. Bollywood have lost one of our greatest icons.
Northeast India Sets An Example For The Rest In Fight Against COVID-19
COVID-19 has brought the world to its knees. The United States of America (USA) has registered the highest number of cases and deaths, and India is not far behind. The United Kingdom has already started their first human trial, whereas India has started its first case of plasma therapy. If this therapy and human trials will succeeds to defeat the novel corona virus, then it will be the biggest achievement of this year.
Cases are rapidly increasing day by day in India, number of cases in Maharashtra, Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu are very high. The whole nation is now under lock down, and it is supposed to extend yet again. States are supposed to be divided in three zones; red, orange and green. States having most positive corona virus cases might be put in red zones, while States having less number of cases will come in orange zone, and States having no cases or very few cases would be fall under green zone.
In Northeast India, five out of eight States, including Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Tripura have no coronavirus cases. The other three states, Assam, Mizoram and Meghalaya have eight, one and 11 positive cases. But no new cases have been reported from these three states in last few days. The Center has declared five Northeast states as corona virus-free, waiting for the other three states to test negative so that the whole north-east region can be declared corona virus-free.
The Northeast States have coordinated brilliantly. For the past few years, Northeastern India has been setting examples for all the other States in the field of development and literacy. All transport facilities and Inner Line provision (ILP) are suspended in NE sates. People in the region are maintaining social distancing, hygiene and following government orders everywhere.
The government of these States have managed the lock down in such a way that corona cases didn’t spread much.
Again, the Northeast States have set an example for other states in their fight against COVID-19. Now, the Center will be able to put the whole Northeast region in the green zone.
Life Of People On Lockdown: One Stay Under A House Roof, Other Search For Food
As the world battles against the novel corona virus, many people are realizing what is ‘home’ to them. We are living in a society where there are two sections of people: one is enjoying the lock down during the pandemic period, while the other is stranded in cities or States away from home.
People who are home may also realize that home is also their new work place where no one is there to interrupt them. There’s no time limit, and they are free to do anything. But on the other side, there are people who are stranded in different states or cities. They don’t have enough food, money or a place to stay.
One who stays at home, life is easy for them. Everything they might want is nearby to them. They are enjoying the lock down, sitting on sofa and watching television, listening news, making new dishes every day, sharing memes and fake news on the internet, and also passing comments on stupid conversations.
But what about the other section of people who doesn’t know when they’ll be able to go back to their homes?
These are mostly laborers, small shopkeepers, farmers who went to cities or other States to find jobs or sell their product. The sudden announcement of the lock down has changed their lives.
Many of those stranded are being forced to stay on roads, while some of them have been rescued and sent to respective camps. Some of them are stranded in such desperate conditions that food suppliers are also not able to provide food to them. Their families are waiting for them and asking help from everyone. Some of them decided to come on foot, in which few lost their lives. From one State to other on foot is not easy for anyone.
During this pandemic period, it is very difficult to travel from one place to other without maintaining social distance. But in this case, it is not their fault. In a difficult situation like this, everyone wants to stay in their homes or with their families. So, they are just trying to reach to their families as soon as possible.
For people like us, who are staying at their homes, it is easy to blame them. We blame them for doing such ‘stupid’ things when the country is suffering from a dangerous virus. But before saying anything, we should think once about their situation and put ourselves in their place so that we can understand their pain.
We are staying at our homes, we have money to buy food and other essentials, we can even order anything we need sitting at home. But what about those who are stranded without having a single penny or morsel of food? They are wandering here and there in search of food and other essentials.
Governments should organised transport facilities for these stranded migrant laborers, so that they can reach their home as soon as possible. It is easy for us to eat pizzas and burgers inside our homes, and comment on such people. But on the other hand, those stranded are wandering for their two-time rice and pulses or in simple word two times meals. Some organisations have started supplying food and other essentials for workers.
So, if we cannot help them during the pandemic, then we don’t have the right to say or comment on their condition. Everyone should contribute some essential for them so that they can eat at least one-time meal. They need our support, not our stupid comments.