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House Of Cards Season 5(Homecoming Of Terror)

When it’s about politics we naturally become attracted due to its vastness, does not matter whether we are the supporters of certain political parties(Personalities) or politically neutral. Politics is always about a long journey especially when the leader achieves something great like being a PM or President.

Now when a television show comes with such a journey it will attract us for sure especially when it’s not a long running show which gradually becomes monotonous.

House of Cards is such a television series, a drama on politics, based on the novel by Michael Dobbs.

House of Cards first became on aired in the year 2013 with 13 episodes and in next three consecutive years it launched its 2nd, 3rd and 4th series and now in this year House of Cards has started the sequel with season 5. This show has already received huge positive reviews and has bagged 33 Primetime Emmy award nominations.

 

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House of Cards is about a journey of a power hunger democrat named Francis Underwood, a highly intricate planner, a manipulator and tricky one. Season one is about the journey of Frank from Secretary of State to Vice President with the help of his wife Clarie Underwood and in the next three episodes he becomes the President.

It was expected that this show will get a stable note and was about to lose its attraction from the viewers when Frank became President Coz a tough journey was already completed. But in the beginning of the episode it banged up with the audacious dialogue of Frank…”I will not yield, I will not because I can’t”

The beginning of season 5 has some masterstrokes to catch the viewers attentions, it has really broken my notion that this show will get a stable tone, this sequel of House of Cards is named “Homecoming of terror” and you can easily guess with which it will dealt, The beheading of Jim Miller, an average American, raised a threat on the security of the Americans and simultaneously  thrown a challenge against Govt, here another interesting thing can be observed, that is…Joshua Masterson whom we have seen in last two episodes of season 4 has come up with immense potentiality. After the Miller’s death the hatred against the President got a high peak, Frank announce war against terrorists, the people did not like his decision, the daughter of Miller(in the Funeral of her father)  whispered in the ear of Frank “I wish you die and she (Claire) becomes the President” reflects people’s view towards Frank.

The show could be less interesting if it would only focus on the war against terror that Frank has already declared but there are something more in the show, you may find some Spoilers in this post but I will try my level best to make it spoiler free.

So what are the things happening in parallel with the terrorist attack?…the Presidential election is ahead, Frank wants to see Claire as Vice-President and he also wants to strengthen his hold for the Presidential post for more years. Frank has to defeat Will Conway who is also in the race of Presidential Selection; Frank knows Will Conway can go any extent to defeat Frank.

 

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To take a good hold on the terrorists Frank makes the Us Visa rules very strict, this step has so much similarity with the decision of Mr. Trumph.

The first episode of Season 5 has ended with so many questions in mind…

Why Melissa, the daughter of Miller, an average American hates Frank so much? …this one could not be such a big question if Miller would have any connection with politics.

Will Frank be able to catch Joshua?

Who will win the election?

Another big doubt this show has created is…in previous shows Frank used to look at the camera and used to deliver some high potential dialogues but in this season we can see Claire doing the same thing…does it mean she is gonna take the position of Frank?

The first episode ended with Franks’ soliloquy…”You have nothing to be afraid of”.

 

Frank Underwood is coming to India with the television premiere of House Of Cards Season 5 on Saturday, 3rd June, 5 PM onwards, only on Zee Café

 You can check their Facebook link given under

https://www.facebook.com/ZeeCafe

 

So, wish you all a thrilling Saturday with high suspense with the intense political drama House of Cards. You can watch this today 5pm onwards on Zee Cafe #HOConZCafe

 

 

Jamai Shasthi—Reflects Patriarchal Society

Today in West Bengal Jamai Shahthi is celebrated with Pomp and

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This one is must, I mean the preparation of fish head but this size will not work…at least two times larger than this one is much needed.

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Fish head will never lose its priority but with time mutton also has got a place with fish head…yes, yes mutton, not chicken, chicken is cheaper than mutton, so if mutton is not served it can leave a bad impact (Lesser amount of love and respect).

What about other dishes?….there must be minimum five different dishes of different vegetables along with all these there should be sweets, fruits and curd.

The arrangement is so huge (and a must one) that a normal human being can’t take all the foods in a day but it must be done.

 

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Dhoti Punjabi!!!! O ho, who wears this dress now a day…it’s an old fashion, so this dress has lost its dignity and jeans-t-shirts have taken this place.

 

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Same thing has happened with umbrella also…rain coat is much user friendly, so umbrella also has lost its pride and rain coat has taken that place.

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Yesterday I visited a watch shop to get our wall clock, that wall clock suddenly stopped working and after checking the clock I realized that it needs a replacement of the machine, so few days ago I given to a repair shop and yesterday I had to bring it.

 

When I entered the shop there were already two customers present, a girl, hardly of age 30 with her mother, they were buying a wrist watch, seeing their dress one can easily understand that their financial condition is not good at all, but they had to buy a good wrist watch, seeing them in shop I realized that the mother was buying the watch for her son-in-law, it’s a gift from the in-laws house.

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Exactly This design they have bought.

It was tough for them to expend 500 rupees, their financial condition does not support it but they are bound to it, it’s not only about the watch they also have to arrange various types of foods (Mentioned above)

Jamai Shashthi is a Bengali ritual when son-in-laws get king like treatment from their in-laws house; it’s an age old ritual and still existing with all its glory and as I feel this ritual reflects that our society is still a patriarchal society.

Is there any ritual when the girls gets Queen like treatment from their in-laws houses? Whenever it’s about the girls the first thing comes first is fasting…whether it’s Kaurva Chauth or Shivratri.

Men do not seek best welfare for their wives? if they seek so then they must also go for whole day of fasting and offering Pujas to certain Gods-Goddesses but unfortunately it cant be seen.

If worshiping certain deities after a whole day of fasting…you can wish good for someone…then why only these rituals are for the girls and not for the boys?

Shasthi…Is a religious ritual named after Semi-Goddess Maa Shasthi who is worshiped by the mothers for the well being of their children, during this Puja every mother have to go for half-fasting(Rice and Flours can’t be taken, depends upon the tradition of the family). There were no existence of giving king like treatment to the son-in-laws in this particular day, in ancient time the parents (Specially the mother) of a girl were not allowed to visit the in-laws of the girl and the girls were also not allowed to visit her paternal house until she become pregnant, so later the dictators has made this ritual named “Jamai Shahthi” when the girl will visit her paternal house with her husband and that husband will get king like treatment.

So here lies the differences…The girls (Mothers) will fast and the boys (Men) will rejoice the day with sumptuous feast

“Char Chand”!!!!

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