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Omar Abdullah’s Kashmir Ki Kali

Posted on: September 16, 2011

So the cupid has struck once again. People are used to the film stars calling off their marriages to be with their soul-mates. When such a news story breaks out, nobody gives a rat’s ass dismissing it as some gimmick to remain in the news. For the film stars any publicity is good publicity. This is another thing that people have learnt to see through their impulsive tantrums.

But when the news of a young high-profile politician involved in a romantic dalliance breaks out, the people’s curiosity knows no bounds. Media too plays to the gallery and the alleged lady love  gets hounded out within no time with all sorts of theories floating around right from the couple having tied a secret knot to who’s who of India’s elite attended their wedding reception to who blessed the couple. Adding to the gist of rumour mills are those anonymous sources supposedly close to the couple ready to give sound bytes on the conditions of anonymity.  Welcome to the vibrant media of our country.

The recent examples are Chaand-Fiza and Shashi Tharoor-Sunanda Pushkar. While the latter couple is happily married and now away from the media glare, the former has been going through a rough patch with many flip-flops and bucketful of tears. Public interest in both the above-mentioned stories have waned. The latest romantic scandal doing the round involves a very dapper Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and drop-dead gorgeous NDTV news anchor Nidhi Razdan. Their alleged romantic affair has put the cyberspace on fire and people don’t seem to have had enough of the juicy tit-bits of both these high profile individuals’ private lives.

Is it fair or unfair to indulge in the gossiping of the private lives of the high and mighty? There cannot be smoke without fire. Who leaked the stories of this juicy affair to the media? The question assumes more importance for the simple reason that one of them is a high-profile anchor belonging to a powerful and well-connected media house. Who had the inside information? What is the motive behind leaking this story? Personal and professional rivalries always play a great role in such murky affairs. Detractors are always lurking in shadows to strike behind the back when the proper opportunity presents itself. The whole saga smacks of some rival trying to settle the scores or get even.

Omar Abdullah has been denying these rumours of his involvement with the news anchor. However, in a statement released to the media he has admitted that his marriage with his wife of 17 years has been on the rocks fuelling the speculation that the rumours doing the round might be true. Omar Abdullah is going through a delicate phase in his private life. He has a right to privacy. He has been urging media to respect his privacy and leave him and his family alone until he successfully sorts out the differences and puts his house back in order.

How naïve he is in assuming that his privacy has any chances of getting the respect he has been demanding so vehemently. His friends have come to his rescue by asking the Chief Minister to show restraint by ignoring the rumours. Nidhi Razdan’s colleagues too have taken umbrage at the foul language being used about her in the cyberspace. Will this help in stopping the menace that is galloping at a threatening space? This affair is bound to raise many passions. Love is blind. It knows no religion, caste, creed and boundary. Unfortunately, this holds true for those in love as their love has transcended the above mentioned obstacles and has brought them together. But people opposed to them are bound to play up the divisive issues to create hurdles in the paths of the lovers.

Here are a few words of caution (however unsolicited). When the passions are running as high as this, it’s better to lie low for a while and ignore them. Paying attention to them will only add fuel to the fire. Denying the rumours (if they are true) will not help nor rumours will die down. Instead flashing the wedding invitation with the wedding date embossed in gold letters will set those looking to inflict the maximum damage on back foot. If the enemy is cleverer, the only way to beat him is to keep him guessing by staying one step ahead.

Make love and not war. Keep the flame of love burning and let it rise so high and spread so wide that the entire nation should start falling in love. When everybody in this country is in love, nobody will have time to let off the gossip that will leave our high profile politicians and anchors embarrassed. No denial will be required because the love will be in the air and it will be reigning supreme. So come fall in love. Please don’t oppose those who are in love. They are blessed. We need more people in love than people out of love.

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6 Responses to "Omar Abdullah’s Kashmir Ki Kali"

ONLY NIDHI RAZDAN CAN SET THE NEWS STRAIGHT . WHY IS SHE SILENT????

@ PRANAY KAUL Thanks for reading this piece and leaving the comment. Yes, you are right only she can set the rumours at rest. I too wonder why she is silent on this.

Silly article! A marriage breaker needs no privacy! It is not love but lust!

well this rumor is only rumor can be “AUTHENTICATED” from the fact that i am typing this message today that is 22nd JANUARY 2013(NOTE ITS 2013 NOT EVEN 2012) AND THEIR IS NO NEWS OF ANY ENGAGEMENT OR MARRIAGE BTW ANYONE AND THIS NEWS WAS FIRST BROKE IN SEPTEMBER 2011(NOTE CAREFULLY ITS 2011) , HENCE ITS ALREADY OVER THAT THIS SO CALLED RUMOR OF NIDHI RAZDAN HAVING AN AFFAIR WITH OMAR IS FARCE AS NIDHI WAS NEVER SEEN WITH OMAR ANYWHERE , MAYBE ITS BECAUSE OF NIDHI PAST THAT SHE WAS TARGETED, SHE EARLIER MARRIED NEELESH MISHRA IN 2005 DIVORCED IN 2007 AND THEN WAS IN SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP WITH MR CHANDRA(BOSS OF NDTV) AND ONE MORE PERSON, SO SHE IS LITTLE BIT FLAMBYOANT BUT NOT AS CHEAP AS SOME PEOPLE(NORA CHOPRA) TRY TO DEPICT HER.

how did u come to know about her divorce with Neelesh Misra? and do you know why it happened?

Well, all of this is quite shocking because its absurd to think they can have an affair. Even if it is true, I don’t see any reason why she should be abused. Is it because she’s beautiful to look at, is amazingly talented or because of her divorce with Neelesh Sir (I got to know about it only yesterday. I’m his fan)? I can never even imagine how difficult it must be for her to go through something as bizzare as this. Great that her colleagues support her!! I know she is headstrong, but all of this is enough to make anyone get disturbed. I hope she still works at NDTV.
Women are always targeted this way. Some kinda creepy jealousy. And, why assassinate someone’s character just because she/he had a divorce?? There are many reasons for any marriage to break. Why judge when you don’t know a thing about it? It’s okay!
I admire Nidhi Razdan and I hope she is dealing well with it. Also, I wish she is happy with whatever decisions she makes about her life henceforth..whether re-marrying like Neelesh Sir or just staying single….and I don’t think anybody should question it.

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Wow....!!! This Much Love.....!!!!

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