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Photo realistic artist Dru Blair

This is NOT a Photograph!

Believe it or not, this is NOT a photograph. It’s the work of the incredibly talented airbrush artist Dru Blair from South Carolina.

This particular painting has been surrounded by controversy and disbelief as it’s made its way around the internet. It’s so realistic and so finely detailed that many people had trouble believing it is, in fact, a painting.

But Dru Blair, the artist responsible, is a well-known photo-realistic artist. He began the piece for a class but finished it later on his own. His amazing airbrush art has been featured in hundreds of advertisements, magazines and book covers. Aviation art is a favourite subject for the artist, and his first aviation painting, “Power,” is the highest-selling aviation print in the world. If you’re interested in learning this style, Dru Blair runs the Blair School of Art in Blair, South Carolina. Bio…

For anyone who argues that photorealistic illustrations reproduced from actual photos (like this one, which to…

Know about Prashant Bhushan

Prashant Bhushan (born 1956) is an Indian lawyer and social activist. He is the son of eminent lawyer Shanti Bhushan, who is a former Law Minister of India at Ministry of Law and Justice (1977–1979) in the Morarji Desai Ministry and also a senior advocate. He Lives in Noida, but now at Ram Lila maidan, as he is one of the top members of Anna's team, and he is responsible to all the legal functioning of protest for Jan Lokpal bill 2011. He along with Arvind kejriwal is responsible to all the activities happening in Andolan for Jan Lokpal Bill 2011.
He is an activist who helps people through the judiciary system. In his career of 15 years, he has worked on around 500 PILs (Public interest Litigation). He is a strong supporter of a Clean Judiciary.
He studied in IIT Madras, which he quit after a semester in Mechanical Engineering. He studied economics and then philosophy (of science) at Princeton.
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Government now has sought public opinion on Lokpal Bill

A Parliamentary committee has sought public opinion and suggestions on the Lokpal Bill, giving people 15 days to send their feedback about the Government's proposed Lokpal bill 2011.

Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare has set August 30 as the deadline for Parliament to pass the bill, on this government has given this advertisement on the dailies so that people get to know about the Lokpal bill and decide themselves and then send their feedback before 4th September 2011.





Soon after the bill was introduced in Lok Sabha on August 4, the Rajya Sabha Chairman has referred it to the Committee and given it three months to give recommendations.

The Standing Committee on Law and Justice and Personnel is serviced by the Rajya Sabha secretariat and headed by a Rajya Sabha member, in this case, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, and he has decided to get the response of people on this Lokpal bill.

Soon after the bill was referred to it, the Committee had invited team Hazare to place its views before t…

Complete set of differences between Government Lokpal bill and JanLokpal bill

Complete set of differences between Jan Lokpal and Government's Lokpal bill These differences between the two versions of the Lokpal Bill were claimed byIndia Against Corruptionin a document released online on June 23, 2011. In the absence of comments from critics ofJan Lokpal Bill, this section may, therefore, represent only one side of the debate.
Issue The Jan Lokpal Bill Government's Lokpal Bill Comments by critics (India Against Corruption) of Lokpal Comments by critics of Jan Lokpal Prime Minister Lokpal should have the power to investigate allegations of corruption against the PM. Special safeguards provided against frivolous and mischievous complaints PM kept out of Lokpal’s purview As of today, corruption by PM can be investigated under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The government wants investigations to be done by CBI, which comes directly under him, rather than independent Lokpal. The PM, as the head of the state, should not be allowed to be probed by an extra-constitu…

Key terms of Jan Lokpal Bill

1. An institution called LOKPAL at the centre and LOKAYUKTA in each state will be set up

2. Like the Supreme Court and Election Commission, they will be completely independent of the governments. No minister or bureaucrat will be able to influence their investigations.

3. Cases against corrupt people will not linger on for years anymore: Investigations, in any case, will have to be completed in one year. The trial should be completed in next one year so that the corrupt politician, officer or judge is sent to jail within two years.

4. The loss that a corrupt person caused to the government will be recovered at the time of conviction.

5. How will it help a common citizen: If any work of any citizen is not done in prescribed time in any government office, Lokpal will impose a financial penalty on guilty officers, which will be given as compensation to the complainant.

6. So, you could approach Lokpal if your ration card or passport or voter card is not being made or if police are not…

Know about Jan Lokpal crusader Anna Hazare

‎10 things to know about Anna Hazare and Jan Lok Pal Bill..!

1. Who is Anna Hazare?

An ex-army man. Fought 1965 Indo-Pak War



2. What's so special about him?

He built a self-sustained model village Ralegaon Siddhi in Ahamad Nagar district, Maharashtra



3. So what?

This village is a self-sustained model village. Energy is produced in the village itself from solar power, biofuel and windmills.

In 1975, it used to be a poverty clad village. Now it is one of the richest village in India. It has become a model for self-sustained, eco-friendly & harmonic village.



4. Ok,...?

This guy, Anna Hazare was awarded Padma Bhushan and is a known figure for his social activities.



5. Really, what is he fighting for?

He is supporting a cause, the amendment of a law to curb corruption in India.



6. How that can be possible?

He is advocating for a Bil, The Jan Lokpal Bill (The Citizen Ombudsman Bill), that will form an autonomous authority who will make politicians (ministers), beaurocrats (IAS/IPS…

Know all about the king of melody Kishore Kumar

Kishore Kumar born Abhas Kumar Ganguly 4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was a North Indian film playback singer and an actor who also worked as lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter. Kishore Kumar sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam and Oriya. He was the winner of 8 Filmfare Award for Best Male Playback Singer and holds the record for the most numbers of Filmfare Awards won for that category.
Kishore Kumar is one of the most versatile singers ever in Indian film history. However, no matter how popular one gets, celebrities always have their fair share of critics and in that light, Kishore Kumar was no different. Sure he was great in funny songs, they say, but he never sang ghazals, qawwalis, bhajans and/or classical songs.

Woh Meri Taraf Yun Chale Aa Rahe Hain is one of the rhapsodies from the golden age of Hindi film industry that featured top actors of the time. The melody of…