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Tik Tok download was banned by the Madras High Court in Tamil Nadu on April 3, saying it encouraged pornography and warning that sexual predators could target child users.
Updated : April 17, 2019 17:38 IST
Tik Tok banned in India : TikTok download has been blocked by Apple and Google.
The option to download TikTok, a popular video-sharing app, has vanished from Google and Apple app stores in India after the Madras High Court banned its downloads, in setback for its Chinese developer Bytedance Technology's efforts to tap India's growing internet content market. Users still looking to download Tik Tok, have been reported to be looking for 'TikTok download' and 'Tik Tok apk' online to gain access to the app. TikTok ban alsotriggered a series of jokes and memes on social media.
Downloading TikTok allows users to create and share short videos with special effects which are hugely popular in India but conservative pressure groups and politicians say its content is inappropriate.
The high court in Tamil Nadu asked the government on April 3 to ban TikTok downloads, saying it encouraged pornography and warning that sexual predators could target child users.
The government sent a letter requesting Apple and Google to follow the state court's order and not allow TikTok download, according to an IT ministry official.
Google blocked access to TikTok download in its Play store in India to comply with the court's directive, a person with direct knowledge told Reuters on Tuesday. TikTok app was not available for download in the Google Play Store or Apple's App Store on Wednesday.
Google said in a statement it does not comment on individual apps but adheres to local laws. Apple did not respond to requests for comment.
A spokesman for TikTok in India declined to comment on the app's removal, saying the matter was still in the courts.
The company had faith in the judicial system and was "optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by" its millions of users in India, he added.
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TikTok had been downloaded more than 240 million times in India, app analytics firm Sensor Tower said in February. More than 30 million users installed the app in January 2019, 12 times more than in the same month last year.
Jokes, clips and footage related to India's thriving movie industry dominate the app's platform, along with memes and videos in which youngsters, some scantily clad, lip-sync and dance to popular music.
Bytedance challenged the court's ban order in the Supreme Court last week, saying it went against freedom of speech rights.
The top court had referred the case back to the state court, where a judge on Tuesday rejected Bytedance's request to put the ban order on hold, K. Neelamegam, a lawyer arguing against Bytedance in the case, said.opti
The state court has requested written submissions from Bytedance in the case and has scheduled its next hearing for April 24. Till then TikTok download is unlikely to reappear.
In its Supreme Court filing, Bytedance argued that a "very minuscule" proportion of TikTok content was considered inappropriate or obscene.
The company employs more than 250 people in India and had plans for more investment as it expands the business, it said.
(With inputs from Reuters)
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10 Extreme Adventures Sports Destination in India
Though some of the adventures sports are very new to India like Scuba diving and snorkeling, Ballooning and Paragliding etc but few place in India are well known for its kind of adventures and traditional sports such as Rock climbing,trekking andJallikattu. In the last few year India has become one of the hotspot for the adventures travel and well known as one of the best place in the world for its traditional and adventures games.Gulmarg Kashmir, Adaman Nicorbar, Uttarakhand and north East India are few best destination to try these adventures sports in India. Kalaripayattu, Kushti and Mallakhamb are few ancienttraditional Indian sport to try in the different region of the country for different taste of sports.
Skiing in Kashmir: Kashmir, the heaven of earth is offer best one of the place for extreme snow sports like Snowboarding, ice-skating and Skiing. Gulmarg in Kashmir,Kufri in Shimla and Auli in Uttarakhand are well known destination in India for adventure skiing and other winter sports. Skiing is the major attractions of Kashmir along with ice-skating in frozen lakes and hiking indeep valleys.
River Rafting in Himachal: Rivers of Great Himalayas like Chanderbhaga,bhagirathi Satluj and Ravi are some of the best river for white water rafting in India. River rafting is an extreme sport with thrills till the end in the highly dangerous rivers of Great Himalayas. The rolling white water of these rivers are offer tremendous opportunities for the challenging adventure sports activities of river Rrafting. Manali along with Kullu are some of the excellent option for adventure river rafting along with kayaking and other water sports.
Mountaineering in Uttarakhand: The peak of Greater Himalaya make Uttarakhand as one of the best place for mountaineering and climbing activities. Most of the area of Uttarakhand is either covered by forest or snow covered mountains with rocky hills and beautiful meadows. Mountain Climbing is a very challenging sport and needs skills to choose and perform the right technique at the right time, effectively and efficiently Garhwal and Kumon region of Uttarakhand offers mountaineering, ski,rafting, hiking and rock climbing sports in India.
Trekking in Arunachal: The slice of paradise is still untouched and unexplored, northeast India offers rare and wild experience of Trekking and adventure caving. The famous Bomdila Dirang Trek, Twang Mago Trek, Se La Nuranang Trek are the few destinations in the world to offer a wonderful experience of trekking. Trekking is the various beautiful valleys of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh with variety of flora and fauna should be a great experience. Its dense forests, rolling hills and lush green beauty also offers hiking,jungle camping and other mountain sports.
Scuba Diving in Andaman: The Andaman and Nicobar islands are union territories of India and famous for its virgin beaches and unexplored beauty of nature.These small islands are known for exciting scuba diving and snorkeling. Havelock Island is one of best sport to explore the under water untouched beauty of the Andaman Islands.
Flying Fox in Kerala: Apart from adventures water sports, Kerala offers one of the extreme and fascinating sport called FlyingFox.FlyingFox a unique journey from above the hills,rivers or valley’s with ultra-strong steel zip lines and at the same time enjoy the breath-taking view of down earth. As you fly through the steel zip lines like a giant fox from the valleys of Kerala also Fort in Rajasthan offers the same. Kerala also offers extreme adventures sports like Mountaineering, Valley crossing and Trampoline.
Bungee Jumping in Karnataka: The extreme sport bungee jumping is very young sport in India and yet to get popular in the country. Feel the fun along with thrill of Bungee Jumping in India, Mysore in Karnataka,Rishikesh in uttaranchal and Anjuna village in Goa are only few destination in India to experience the exciting thrill of weightlessness.Rishikesh get India’s Highest Bungee Jump Platform of 83 Meters.
Water Sports in Goa: Goa is most popular tourist destination in India and its sea beaches are known as best in the world. Arabian Sea beaches of Goa offers some of the most popular water sports like Jet Skiing, Parasailing, Swimming, Snorkeling and Kayaking. Ocean water Sports also includes In the water and On the water sports.
Paragliding in Maharashtra: The Western Ghat hills of Maharashtra are one of the most preferred adventures sport destination in India. Place of Maharashtra like Panchgani,Kamshet,Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar are well known for recreational flying sportParagliding in India. Paragliding is the another most special and thrilling sport after Parachuting or skydiving.
Rock climbing in Madhya Pradesh: Rock climbing is one of the popular adventure sports in Madhya Pradesh along with Rappling Valley Crossing,Jumaring and mountain climbing. The Satpura mountain ranges offers terrain for adventure activities like Rock Climbing and Trekking. Pachmarhi, Orchha Gwalior,Chanderi and Jabalpur are few best place who host good facilities and experiences of rock sports. The capital city of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal is well known for adventure Boat Racing.
Oh! There's several reasons for that :D
Let me explain in detail-
This is all started with Gandhi Ji and Nehru.
Nehru got the prime ministery job because of nepotism, he never was any deserving candidate, he was brother of Jinnah, so there's some family bias. And as a result he constantly screwed up with Kashmir and with Pakistan. He was one who took Kashmir issue in UN and now world is recognising it as separate land which is fought over by Pakistan and India. What a sad case!!!!!
Gandhi Ji used to live in his own world.
By the way, he wasn't the only man in India and in freedom struggle who wanted good relationship between Hindu and Muslim. But you will only hear that from history books (:D). People like Patel and Bose had the same intention with more realistic attitude towards life. British did take advantage of Gandhi Ji's myopic or fairy tale ideas about life(Even Pakistani general like Parvez Mussaruf makes fun of it today). Otherwise India wouldn't be divided and there will be no Pakistan.
India always have been a country of bakhts around the political spectrum. But there was no other party then only Congress party so one can imagine how much boot licking and ass kissing was going on (:D) and still going on (:D). So there was a political lobby created out of that. You will find them mostly from places like Lutyen's Delhi (:D). There's some exceptions to that as well- people like Sushant Shareen etc whom I have tremendous respect for but mostly that lobby.
They later scattered through different parts of India as well. They from time to time write column (:D). Congress ruled us for very long time so no wonder these lobby would be everywhere. These are actually people who called themselves Gandhian (hero worshipper, blind follower type and rich also in certain extent), these people are self proclaimed liberal but they are not, they are pesudo liberal. They play minority politics and defend Islamic stupidity and yet call themselves secularists (these people give bad name to modern concept such as liberalism, they later joined hand with Left lobby, you can also see them from places like JNU, there's some naxal connection as well and SIMI- Students Of Islamic movement of India :D). Real liberalism is followed by France which they called "Laïcité" which basically means separation of Church and State completely even when it comes to minority religion.
So these lobby people think themselves better than others and everyone else is stupid religious village idiot who can't think for themselves (:D). So you will hear arguments like if we have these ultra nationalist attitude then we will corner the people in Pakistan who are sympathetic towards India (:D).
As I said before these people live in their own world. They think other people can't think. Reality is these people always have been cornered in Pakistan, if you watch old YouTube videos of Pakistan, you will see anti establiment comments from ordinary Pakistani as they are just some civil servants, bank clerk etc basically educated people not those skull cap wearing and long beard type. They actually look like our fathers and grandfathers who work in same jobs.
But Pakistan has never been a normal country. It is a country made by the Pakistani military and they are glueing it together otherwise all the province of Pakistan would be separate independent country by now, in Kashmir's case seeing the obvious, Mr Singh joined with India which is why Pakistan is obsessed with Kashmir as it has gone through their grasp and also because of the creation of Bangladesh, they want revenge for that as well with Kashmir.
So the point is Pakistani India sympathizers will always be cornered in Pakistan as Pakistani civilian are the guest of Pakistan, they have no power, and never will be as long as Pakistani military exist, Pakistan is owned and controlled by the military and if there is no India Pakistan duel then Pakistani generals can't put money in their pockets (:D).
We still supported these Pakistani civilian for a long long time and took blow after blow, no other countries in our place would have done this, still you will hear same rubbish song from these lobby.
Do you know why?
It's because they are also payed by foreign sources to keep the Pakistani propaganda going. You will find their narrative as same as Pakistani media :D
And everyone knows international law’s loopholes which is it is hard to capture money laundering and black money :D
Hafeez Saeed's favourite journalist is Barkha Dutt :D
These are basically intellectual terrorist turned Left Congress lobby, these people's aim is to weaken India from inside. And to a certain extent they are successful at it as well.
As you will find them dominating various media outlets (you can understand about left as they will never become a central government in India so they are unemployed, hence have a lot of time to spread fake news, Pakistani propaganda, it helps them earn bread as well :D)
So when a right wing government came into picture with seemingly strong Prime minister (by the way, I am not a supporter of BJP, I am right wing liberal, I don't believe in God, eat meat, not conservative by any stretch of imagination, prefer English etc etc, only similarity I have with BJP as I am right wing liberal, BJP is right wing conservative) like Modi suddenly you will find all these hue and cry from these fake lobby (award bwapsi brigade :D), now they are shaking hands with Pakistani propaganda more directly as they feel Modi will win all the votes using these Surgical strikes as political weapons, this is why you will see them shamelessly defending Pakistan and ass kissing Imran Khan saying great statesman :D
I hope I have been able to light on this subject :D
Okay, this is a very important question
First, you need to understand what is exactly fake news?
Every journalists have their personal bias
Every historian have their personal bias
Every editorial column have their personal bias
What is fake news then compared to that?
Unless, you, yourself saw a particular event taking place in front of your eyes, you cannot trust anything blindly with your eyes
Let me give you a perfect example here-
You have heard Donald Trump was shouting fake news, fake news
You have to research on those to know what exactly the fake news. When you are doing the research you have to make sure the tools you are using, you know everything about their company sources and political affiliation
Let me tell you something that you probably won't hear from most
Most occasions those who are championing the cause of fighting against fake news, have their own political agenda, it is because their political biased news isn't getting traction as much as they previously anticipated hence panic and rush to eliminate that naming it fake news
It works in both ways those who are against Trump and for Trump
So be very careful keeping all this in mind and remember every news organisations are biased
How do one counter that then?
Use Google search - reverse search tool (Remember neither Google nor Wikipedia is without any bias, so be very careful keeping all this in mind)
The only person that you can trust is yourself and your instinct, make sure you are following your instinct, if anything you find suspicious check and double check, remember so called fake news travel faster than original news as most often it is boring
Check the particular account that is spreading such news which you are suspecting to be little dicey. Check it's past activity, what is his political affiliation. Remember politics is everywhere, specially where someone is trying to be innocent :D
Don't absolutely believe anyone you met on social media, it's true not just these circumstances but everywhere else also. Remember stalking starts from here. A little sceptical goes long way here
When you are hearing a political news, don't believe completely from either sources of opposite spectrum, truth could be somewhere in between. However this is not a gospel truth either. So be careful about that as well
Keep an open mind, don't believe any conspiracy theory or propaganda, remember most effective propaganda doesn't sound like propaganda so be very careful about that
Why Gandhiji is loved so much by West but not so much by Indians?
Why West love him:-
West love Gandhi ji because they only read his theory in text book or in other books not experienced it with their lives unlike Indians so they have no idea about the reality behind his idealistic theory in a imperfect not really idealistic world
They love it because his ideals later turned into peaceful revolution in America and South Africa
They love it because he was saying something unique, non violent and peaceful and impressive in the times of World War and when everyone was out to kill their competitors
British love him because he let them suck India dry for longer time and they encouraged him to carry on with his merry ways as that was beneficial to them, so no wonder they love him
I have huge respect for Gandhi ji as an Indian
But here's my problem with him-
At that point of time, many Indians got racist attack by the Caucasian people, so it's not like when Gandhi ji was pushed out of a train in South Africa was anything new or exceptional
Gandhi ji was the single person responsible for stereo typing Indian people. I mean you have got to be kidding me!! Gandhi ji was a very superficial person in a very opposite sense. Let me explain- what do we understand from word superficial - it generally used to describe the Hollywood type of people who are all about what is outside and so so and glamour etc etc. Well in Gandhi ji's case it's extreme opposite, he actually promoted India and indian as certain type in a very de glamouised way . As a result, a new trend was born throughout India which is why Indian still feel insecured about various things in life. Not really able to compete with the world the way they were supposed to, basically the problem self confidence and cagy type
We never were in through out our history non violent people. I mean look at war and traditions of various battle techniques in our history. So how come we suddenly become a non violent country in Gandhi ji's India. It is absolutely rubbish. I also don't agree with his non violent approach towards life as I believe it is very superficial, simplistic and one dimensional approach towards a very complicated multi dimensional world. There's a reason why human characteristic like violence exist in the first place. Now we are not Gods and we don't know what is exactly needed when or what is relevance of a particular thing in life, so by taking away a significant characteristics of human beings and expecting things to be good and normal and workable is not only unrealistic but in certain ways utter stupidity. Sorry for using this strong word, but I believe it is needed. His most famous speech about non violence is utter bullshit- “Eye for eye will make the whole world go blind”. I mean really!!!!!? Did Gandhi ji think the whole world was simple and one dimensional? People can't handle their emotions. I think Gandhi ji underestimate people's intelligence, resolve, and capabilities. It's true that violence doesn't solve problems but that doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't have any relevance in real life. Anybody who thinks like this is fooling himself.
Actually the reason why Gandhi ji was promoting bullshit like that because he had experience in western world. World War was going on that time, so he knew what exactly to say in that point of time to get all the necessary attention on him which will further clear his easy access into Indian politics as famous leader. As a result there was a little revolution in America on non violence, every one knows the Nelson Mandela case in South Africa. This is a chain reaction which Gandhi ji saw happening before it's actually happened. So Gandhi ji was never the honest the people of India would like to think. He obviously had the tricks of mischievous politician. He is actually a fake person in that way. His superficiality about India in de glamouised manner shows exactly that.
Another example is his phobia with technology, yet he never had any problems with any of that when he was in foreign countries. Infact he used telephone quite frequently. Hypocrisy anyone? Another fakeness exposed
He was a horrible father to his children yet he is the father of our country. Wow!!!
Gandhi ji was a different type of attention seeker than the usual type one get to see in real world. He was the politician and he knew that Shubhas Chandra Bose could become more popular or bigger leader than him so he made sure that Bose would leave Congress and create a new party named Forward Block. Basically a clever way to eliminate one's competition.
And then Nehru!!!!! Okay I have to share my personal experience here, I had a grandfather who died when I was little kid. Now my grandfather had the good fortune of seeing Gandhi ji when my grandfather was very young. He told me that nobody in India even heard of Nehru, everyone thought either Bose or someone like him would become the first prime minister of India as Gandhi ji made it clear that he won't be. So when Nehru became first prime minister of India, everyone was dumbfounded. But that time people were so poor and had plenty of problems of their own and that's why they could not afford to think about anything else as result, it was a very easy access for Nehru. It was after his accession into prime ministerial position, every one knew that he was the son Motilal Nehru!!! Ha, ha. Politics is a funny business.
Hitler was the aly of Bose , and enemy of British as a result he decided to help Bose to fight against British by sending a ship full of weapons to Azad Hind Fauj which definately would have troubled British in a very big way, after that British would have left India. But Gandhi ji betrayed not only Bose but entire people of India by revealing this secret to the British. Can you imagine? In other occasions, such act would make a person 'Mirjafar'. As I said before politics is a funny business :D
By the way Gandhi ji and Congress didn’t give us freedom from British. It's absolutely myth. Freedom struggle was a long hard battle where so many freedom fighters gave their lives from all over India. Most of them has been lost from history pages. Gandhi ji actually delay the process as I mentioned it before. Even when British decided to leave India, it was because of multiple reasons not because of Gandhi ji or Congress
British left because Azad Hind Fauj was creating too many problems for them to be here in India
British left because there were plenty of unheard freedom fighters from all over India gave their lives and Gandhi ji was part of this process not the mover and shaker of freedom movement. British didn't left India because of Gandhi ji infact they were encouraging him to be more non violent so that they can exploit more. Gandhi ji knew relevance of this support from British. Politics is a funny business :D
British left because they were dying from all over the world because of World War and they were becoming home sick
British left because there was economic clash back in England because of long hard battle in World War