10 amazing series that 2019 gave you!

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2019 has been absolutely great for some of us, but not so good for the rest of us. As we enter into 2020, we shouldn’t forget the best things that 2019 gave us, here are a few of the best series that 2019 gave us.

We usually watch series on Netflix or Amazon Prime, but here we have complied a list of the series on all types of online streaming platforms that have given us the best for 2019, let us take a look at them –

  1. Little things-

Little Things starring Mithila Palkar and Dhruv Sehgal is a very cute yet matured story of two people in a relationship who live together. It shows the modern style of dating and most importantly focuses on the little things that matter in a relationship, like it can be going all the way going to eat bhaji’s at 4:00 in the morning to sending each other cute stuff while at work and having a bad day. Over all, you will love the show if you’re a huge fan of love and relationships. Earlier, the first season was aired on Dice Media but later on Netflix bought the streaming rights and the 2nd as well as 3rd season were aired on Netflix.

  1. What The Folks (WTF)

What The Folks or most commonly known as WTF is a Dice Media original and has been doing really well for the last three seasons. It stars Dhruv Sehgal and Eisha Chopra in the lead. The series revolves around the two characters and their families. They tend to bring out changes and remove the stereotypical relations of how daughter-in-law or son-in-law should stay after marriage, over all, it is a good watch for everyone who is looking for a fun-watch and definitely would love to watch the modern family find solace within each other while they juggle a lot of things in their life. They have three seasons, and the recent one was aired in the month of October.

  1. The Family Man

The Family Man is an action drama-based series that is an Amazon Prime Original. The series received a lot of appreciation right in its initial days and went on to be one of the best action-packed series of 2019. It stars Manoj Bajpayee and Priya Mani in the lead role. The story revolves around Srikanth Tiwari and Suchitra Tiwari, with their family problems and professional problems to handle. It is a must-watch for all of them who love action filled with a lot of drama and humour at the same time. There isn’t one point where the series becomes boring and keeps you hooked until the end of it. The sequel has already begun and we all eagerly await its return.

  1. Kota Factory

We all have heard about the very famous Kota, where there are hundreds of IITians born. This series is based on the IIT coaching centres of Kota and the struggles of people trying to study engineering. Kota Factory is a TVF original and is an all-black and white series which is one of its first kind in the online streaming platforms. The whole series focuses on the struggles and pressure put on the student in order to get into IIT and have a good placement or job. Mayur More, Ahsaas Channa, Ranjan Raj, Urvi Singh Alam Khan, Jitendra Kumar, and Revathi Pillai in the lead. Every student and parent should definitely watch it and understand how coaching centres work and function.

  1. Tripling

Tripling is a TVF original starring Sumeet Vyas, Maanvi Gagroo and Amol Parashar. The sibling comical drama focuses on a trip that these three siblings take and meanwhile go through a lot of trial and error processes. It is the usual story about how the siblings get along with each other through the entire trip and also the second time this time. The first season was released in 2018 and the second was released in 2019. The series is all about unplanned trips, building relationships, exploring and going on an adventure. If you all love road trips, then this series id for you.

  1. The College Romance

The timeliners came up with their new series The College Romance, which became very popular amongst the youth. It is about three guys who want to find true love, there is a lot of comedy as well as cringe at sometimes but obviously if we’ve beared Bollywood then this is seemingly nothing. There is a lot of drama, comedy and of course romance. You will love this series if you’ve watched movies like Student of The Year and Pyaar Ka Punchnama. It was later on also added to Netflix.

  1. Criminal Justice

For all the crime and mystery genre fans out there, this is for you. Criminal Justice is a Hotstar Original and the story revolves around a cabbie who has a one-night stand with a girl and later on the girl mysteriously ends up dead. It is a crime drama and every inch of it will keep you hooked and curious about what is going to happen next. The series also stars some famous Bollywood celebrities like Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi and Jackie shroff. We would definitely recommend this for anyone is a fan of crime drama.

  1. Minus One

We’ve all seen couples falling in love, having problems and then breaking up. Minus one starring Aisha Ahmed and Ayush Mehra who portray the role of Riya and Varun are a couple to start living together but mid-way they break up and still remain flatmates. The series beautifully moulds the relationship of Riya and Varun not only when they were in a relationship but even after they remain best friends first. Sometimes, people are just not meant to be but who said they cannot remain best friends. It was released on “Just Human Things” launched by Qyuki digital. The series can give you #exgoals rather than #couple goals.

  1. Gullak

Welcome to Sharma Ji’s family of very relatable and bickering family but with a heart of gold. The Gullak is a TVF original again but was streamed on SONY LIV. The series has just five episodes and captures the emotions and situations that the Sharma family is in. unlike the other series, this series has been one of the best series of 2019, with its very natural settings and everyday struggles of the family that is being shown in a very satirical way. This series is a must watch for everyone and people of all age groups can watch it.

  1. Delhi crime

We all are well aware of the Delhi Gang Rape case which we all call by as the Nirbhaya case. The story of Nirbhaya still sends shivers down the spine of every girl who has read what she has been through during the time of her rape. The Delhi Crime is a Netflix original that stars Shefali Shah in the lead with Rasika Dugal, Adil Hussain and Rajesh Tailang. The series shows the side of the story from the police perspective and how they handled the case, not only is it shown about the crime but also about the gender inequality faced by the DSP. It is a really good series and has been critically acclaimed by many celebrities and audience of course.

Here are one of the 10 best series that 2019 gave us, if you haven’t watched any of them then go watch it right now and reply back in the comments section below.

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The Bois Locker Room: An Instagram Chat Or A Wake-up Call?

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If you’re not already aware of what this case is all about, a group of young boys in Delhi on a private Instagram chat (screenshots of which were shared around later) called “Bois Locker Room” were seen objectifying, degrading, rating, demeaning young girls, sharing their pictures (some of this girls were only 14-15 years old) and even threatening to rape or kill them in case they got exposed. 

Screenshots of this group chat were shared across social media platforms - predominantly Instagram and Twitter, after which the school authorities of these students (the 20+ boys) requested the Delhi police to investigate the incident.

The Delhi police have so far found that some students of leading South Delhi schools created the Instagram group in the last week of March and started adding their friends. “A few members are in college. Some of the teens allegedly started sharing photos posted by schoolgirls on their Instagram accounts, and passing sexually explicit comments,” an officer said, adding that the purported chats also included threats of sexual violence.

DCP  Anyesh Roy told The Indian Express, “After we came to know, we registered an FIR under Sections 465 (forgery), 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record), 469 (forgery for purpose of harming reputation), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and Sections 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) and 67A (publishing or transmitting of material containing sexually explicit act in electronic form) of the IT Act. 

The case is still under investigation. But..

All the right things that could’ve gone wrong: 

First off, the boys on the group chat threatened some of the girls to rape, kill, and humiliate them if they dared to share any of this information with anyone. But the girls, being well-educated (and smart) enough to know that no such thing could actually take place if a complaint was lodged, went ahead to expose them anyways. But you see, things like this happen EVERY DAY and young girls are often a) either too ignorant to pay attention and brush off these issues as “minor” or b) scared of the empty threats that honestly have no real follow-throughs.

Second, the school authorities specifically requested the police to investigate the incident. Now again, this may not have happened in many other cases. A lot of times, any kind of vulgar behaviour, especially in schools and colleges in India, is looked upon as high risk to the reputations of these institutions so they prefer to sweep it all under a carpet

And third, social shaming. In cases like these, we bless the speed of the internet. Social media fastens the process of information spreading, and it is necessary for people to acknowledge this pro of social media platforms. But more often than not, a lot of serious issues may be lost under all that is glitter and jolly good, unicorns and rainbows - But this piece of incident DIDN’T. Imagine the number of people that want to have a voice to socially bring shame to their oppressors, but are unsuccessful. At least this one caught the eye - and the punishment of being recognized as a “so and so” in case of this incident will stick with the boys for a lifetime. 

Now, the case is under investigation, and a judgment has not yet been made. But it’s clear to the general audience that since some of the girls (whose pictures had been shared on the group chat) were underage, this is child porn. So not only are what these boys doing morally incorrect, but also illegal under IP section 292, 293. 

We hope for the best outcomes.



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What Is Herd Immunity? Everything You Need To Know

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Picture a herd or community of healthy people. An infectious virus or disease would pass easily through the community from person to person. Vaccines train our immune system to protect us from diseases it hasn’t come in contact with before. For example, the MMR vaccine provides immunity against measles, mumps, and rubella. During an outbreak of a disease, vaccinated people will remain healthy. As they won't become infected, they won't pass on the disease. Hence, if most of the community is vaccinated, it makes it difficult for the disease to actually spread to the rest of the community. This is the basis of herd immunity. 

If most people in the community are not vaccinated, herd immunity can break down, allowing the disease to spread more easily.

Herd immunity becomes especially important for the individuals in a herd who can't be vaccinated. These could be people who are either too old, too young or have weaker immune systems

Herd Immunity without Vaccination: Another way the building of herd immunity could happen is if many people contract the disease and in time build up an immune response to it (natural immunity). In this case, the herd would have to be fit enough to contract the disease, survive it and then become immune towards it. 

 It is important to note that in order for herd immunity to take action, the disease/virus must be categorized as a Contagious one. (capable of spreading)

COVID-19 and Herd Immunity In India

Renowned Immunologist and Cell Biologist Dipyaman Ganguly has said that one of the only hopes in defeating the novel coronavirus is by developing ‘herd immunity,’ 

In an interview with news9, he said, “This coronavirus is not going anywhere. Viruses don’t go anywhere. They may become weak but its strand remains. The virus will keep infecting people until a large population develops immunity against it.”

He has also stated that immunity could only be achieved through a vaccine or by getting infected by the virus. “Since developing a vaccine for COVID-19 is not an easy task and it is unlikely that we will get one soon, the only hope that remains is that of herd immunity and it is bound to happen.”

Explaining the idea of herd immunity further, he said, “The virus is going to infect a large number of populations in India. When a large number of people get infected, their bodies will develop natural immunity. They will stop the virus from spreading further by breaking the chain of infections transmitted from one person to another.” “Since I am closely monitoring the situation, I am sure that we are moving towards herd immunity,” he added. 

Studying infection trends in India, he said that most coronavirus cases will be asymptomatic. Patients will recover through natural immunity and vitamin boosting medication suggested by doctors. However, those with existing health conditions could develop severe complications as the virus is shown to aggravate symptoms. 



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