Why is it that some people don’t like Islam?

Why is it that some people don't like Islam? by Elke Weiss

Answer by Elke Weiss:

Please don’t use this as an opportunity to bash 1.6 billion Muslims. I am not sure if you guys know, but I have Muslim friends and neighbors. Muslims serve side by side Jews in the IDF and one of the most passionate Zionists I know is Muslim. I critiqued one behavior.

I think there are some aspects to all religions which are frightening, but here’s one that bothers me, the holiest country to Muslims is Saudi Arabia, and the holiest cities are found there. But the behavior feels quite unholy to me and I think it’s something Islam can improve.

There’s very little public disgust about Mecca practicing religious apartheid. I’m shocked and saddened to see a city in the twenty first century, where the roads are actually segregated by religion.

I also don’t understand how there isn’t more public protest against the lack of freedom of religion there. According to the State Department, non-Muslims of different faiths who engage in overt religious activity have been subject to “ arrest, imprisonment, lashing, deportation, and sometimes torture” Saudi Arabia

There are churches and mosques in the Jewish state of Israel.

There are no churches or synagogues in Saudi Arabia.

My Muslim friend can eat dinner with me near my home in Jerusalem. I can’t eat dinner with him near his home in Mecca. Hypothetically, he could have tea in my living room if we were chaperoned but not in his living room, because as a Jew, I can’t enter the city. (Why chaperone? It’s his religious requirement since I’m an unmarried woman)

My friend can pray in Jerusalem, wear his traditional clothing, observe his faith publicly.

I can’t pray in Mecca (if I wanted to), wear a Magen David necklace or observe my faith publicly.

Jews and Muslims celebrating their faiths openly.

I think Muslims who enjoy the freedom of religion in other countries should work harder to bring that freedom back to the cradle of their faith.

Why is it that some people don't like Islam?

What are some of the strangest facts about famous Indian movies?

What are some of the strangest facts about famous Indian movies? by Suryateja Rokkam

Answer by Suryateja Rokkam:

Some interesting/amazing/strange facts about Sholay:

  • Two producer/director teams rejected the idea before it found favor with Ramesh Sippy.
  • late Amjad Khan was never the first choice for playing Gabbar Singh ? The role was first offered to Danny Denzongpa. However, Danny turned the offer down as he was already busy with Feroz Khan's Dharmatma which was to be shot in Afghanistan at the same time. He was almost dropped because scriptwriter Javed Akhtar found his voice too weak for Gabbar Singh's role.
  • Dharmendra was head over heels in love with ‘dream girl' Hema Malini so much that the actor reportedly used to pay the light boys to disrupt the shooting whenever a romantic sequence of the couple was being shot so that there could be several takes.
  • The song “Yeh Dosti” took 21 days to shoot; the scene where Jaya’s character Radha lights a lamp took 20 days to shoot.
  • Thakur’s character was originally supposed to be a retired army officer. This was changed to a police officer because the filmmakers thought it would be difficult to get requisite permissions.
  • Shatrughan Sinha was initially considered for the role of Jai.
  • It took 40 retakes before the scene featuring the line “kitne aadmi they” was finalized.
  • Amitabh wanted to play the role of Gabbar. “When I first heard the script of “Sholay” I told Salim-Javed (the scripwriters) ‘I want to do the role of Gabbar’. But Ramesh Sippy (the director) decided to cast me as Jai,” Bachchan said in a interview.
  • Apparently, real bullets were used while filming Sholay's climax and a stray bullet is said to have narrowly missed Amitabh Bachchan.
  • Mac Mohan’s character, Sambha had only one line in the film, but he is still referred to as ‘Sambha’. Initially, the role of Sambha was much more but post editing it was reduced to just three words.
  • Mac Mohan traveled 27 Times to Bangalore for the Sholay Shooting: The three words “Poore Pachaas Hazaar” in the movie Sholay shot Mac Mohan or the gun toting Sambha to fame. Sounds difficult to believe but yes the actor who played the smallest roles in the film traveled 27 times from Mumbai to Bangalore to complete the take.
  • Interestingly, Dharmendra was quite interested in playing the role of Thakur Baldev Singh. However, when the actor was informed about Sanjeev Kumar playing the role of Veeru opposite Hema Malini, Dharmendra gave up the idea of playing Thakur and went on to play Veeru because he too was wooing Hema Malini during those days.
  • The town called Ramanagara, about 50 kms from Bangalore is referred to as Ramgarh in Sholay. The rocks around the area are still referred to as Sholay-rocks and are now a tourist attraction.
  • In 1999, BBC India called Sholay the Film of the Millennium. It also topped the all-time poll of the best Indian films conducted by the British Film Institute. However it won only one Filmfare award – for best editing.
  • Though released on August 15 1975, Sholay was launched on 2nd October 1973.
  • Gabbar features in only nine scenes of the film.
  • Sharman Joshi’s father Arvind Joshi starred in the film as one of Sanjeev Kumar’s sons.

Edit 1: Ramanagara is still called Ramnagara not Ramagarh. Thanks Rishabh Kapoor for the edit

Edit 2: Sharman Joshi’s father in sholay as sanjeev kumar’s son, gabbar features in only 9 scenes, Real bullet points

Edit 3: Updated Sambha pic

Source: Kitney aadmi the? 16 lesser-known facts about Sholay

40 years of 'Sholay': 10 interesting facts about the blockbuster movie

18 Facts About 'Sholay' That Will Compel You To Watch It Once Again


Thanks Prashobh Nair for the edit !!

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What are some of the best life tips?

What are some of the best life tips? by Varuni Gupta

Answer by Varuni Gupta:

  • Its actually better to take exams on an empty stomach because hunger makes you better able to focus.
  • If you ever get kidnapped and they tie your hands together and put tape over your mouth lick the tape until it falls off.
  • If you have a tough decision flip a coin,not to decide for you,but you’ll realize what you really want when it’s in the air.
  • When you are looking for a life partner ; look at the level of respect of a boy treats his mother or a daughter treats her father.This is the level of respect in which they will treat you in a few years.
  • Got a pimple before something important? Use an ice cube to shrink it!
  • Caught doing something embarrassing in public?SAY YOU LOST A BET.
  • Suspect someone’s giving you the wrong phone number?Read the number back to them incorrectly,if they correct you,its legit.
  • If you are feeling sleepy,hold your breath as long as you can and then breath out it slowly increases your heartbeat.
  • The best way to get someone confess something?remain silent.They’ll talk simply due to being uncomfortable.
  • LIFE TIP- Never base your life decisions on advice from people who don’t,I repeat don’t have to deal with the results of your decisions


Have a good day:)

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What are some of the best life tips?

What are some of the best pics displaying the might of the Indian Armed Forces?

What are some of the best pics displaying the might of the Indian Armed Forces? by Vishnu Menon

Answer by Vishnu Menon:

Since the few answers posted here have covered some of the mighty machines of the Indian armed forces, here are some photos of India’s special forces. The men behind the machines.

Edit:Thank you for all the upvotes. I will keep adding more pics every day.

Garud Commandos, Indian Air Force-

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, one great soldier-

The valiant and mighty Gorkhas (AYO GORKHALI!!!!)

Special Protection Group-

National Security Guards-

Siachen glacier-

Deploying desert snipers-

Army uses cheat codes too…’come fly with me’-

Snipers can fly as well –

Army shooting simulator-

Rashtriya rifles-

Indian army personnel and his anti material sniper (vidhwansak)-

Indo- Tibetan border police (Legend has it that the chinese soldiers used to make fun of Indian soldier’s Gypsy whenever they used to see each other for flag meets. When a high level Indian officer got insulted, they apparently decided to procure Fortuners. I have no idea whether this is true or not though.)-

Maharashtra police commando (Force one)-

Karnataka police –

Gujarat Police commando-

Nagaland reserve battalion-

Mizoram police-

Indian army desert sniper-

Indian army jungle sniper-

Indian army NBC suited soldiers-

Central Reserve Police Force Cobra commandos (anti naxal)-

The person in the background is K Vijay Kumar IPS who played a substantial role in neutralising veerappan. The dog and its headgear reminds me of ‘Riley’ in COD Ghosts

Rapid Action Force (Riot control)-

Police personnel-

Marine Commando Force (MARCOS), Indian Navy-

MARCO training-

Para Commandos, Indian Army-

What are some of the best pics displaying the might of the Indian Armed Forces?

For Indians Only: Which Indian TV Commercial/Series do you hate the most?

For Indians Only: Which Indian TV Commercial/Series do you hate the most? by Mayank Verma

Answer by Mayank Verma:

1. I hate this because it doesn’t make any sense.

VODAFONE SUPERSON asking for a Window Seat on a Video Call.

If he is that “SUPERSON” he could have CHECKED IN online and could get a Window Seat.

2. If I am not wrong this advertisement series has got huge haters’ list.


Adding few more …

3. Oppo Mobile Phone- I did hate this ad during IPL breaks. Seriously.

4. Fogg- (Forgot to mention this) Irritation Level– Super High

and my reaction after watching this ad

5. Airtel 4G: Give me a reason not to hate this one.

Thanks to Akshay Unnikrishnan (for FOGG) and Akshay Parab(for AIRTEL 4G)

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What are the qualities that make women jealous of men?

What are the qualities that make women jealous of men?

Answer by Avadhesh Khanna:

Night 3:00am:

My friend called me:

My friend: Transfer 1 rupee in my account!

Me:  (half sleep) … what… ohkay…wait a minute… (by virtue of bachelorhood, laptop was ON… and transferred…and slept ..)

Next day during tea at street stall.

Me: So what was the issue?

My friend: I had 99 in my account and atm was not dispensing … so 99+1=100  

Me:  -_- WTF!

That's 'bro code', best & coolest quality in men that makes women jealous!


What are the qualities that make women jealous of men?

India: What are some things that make Indians sad?

India: What are some things that make Indians sad? by @SmartKeeda

Answer by Vipin K Shakya:

We have Shri Milkha Singh

In the year 1958 alone, he won many major events. He won the Gold medals in the 200 m and 400 m competitions at the Asian Games and Gold at the 440 yards event in Commonwealth Games.

He also won Gold medals in 400 m and 4×400 m relay in 1962 Asian Games.

We have Ms. PT Usha

Throughout her illustrious carrier, Ms. Usha won many national as well as international awards. She has won 33 international medals including 13 Gold medals in the Asian Games and Asian Championships. In all, she has won thirty International Awards, for her excellence in Athletics. In 1984, she was adjudged the best women athlete the Jakarta Asian Athlete Meet. In the Seoul Asian games of 1986, Ms. Usha won the Adidas golden Shoe award for the best athlete.

We have Ms. Anju Boby George

National record holder in long jump; won bronze medal at the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, won gold medal in the 2002 Busan Asiad Games, she also became the first Indian athlete ever to win a medal in a World Championships when won bronze at Paris World Championship

Anju Bobby George is an Indian Athlete, and is credited to be the First Indian Athlete ever to have grabbed a Medal at the World Athletics Championship. Also, she has won a Silver Medal at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Final event.

We have Lt. Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore as well

An Olympic silver medalist in 2004 Athens Games, won the gold in the individual and team events in Men's double trap at the 2005 Asian Clay Shooting championships at Bangkok, also brought double trap team gold in 2005 Commonwealth Shooting Championships to his country.

We even have GOD

If I start writing his records here, it might force Quora to change its policy and my answer may collapse for being too long to fit in. 

The list will go on with the names of souls who have selflessly toiled throughout their lives to bring repute to this country.

But what truly makes at least 'me' sad is the fact that the IOA didn't find any of them inspirational enough to appoint as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador and instead, made this man one.

I was sitting with my 16 year old niece when the news flashed on TV. I was pissed to hear the news and blurted, "See, whom they found suitable as an ambassador to represent India in Olympics! He is just a Bollywood performer and now he's going to motivate Indian youth to take interest in sports and Olympics."

My niece: Mama! But, he plays.

I: Which sport by the way???

She, rather sarcastically: Shooting! Remember the killings of deer?

Saying this, she stood up and went into the kitchen and I was sitting there, watching the breaking news flashing repeatedly on television screen.

Yes! I am saddened.

Edit: Those that are justifying Salman's appointment stating his popularity among the youth I would like to bring their attention towards the word called 'relevance'. I do agree to the fact that a brand ambassador need not belong to the group he or she represents but his or her characteristics must.

And when someone in the comment section says that there is no co-relation between a brand and the celebrity the marketers pick, I would suggest him to be a bit more observant when a 'quality ad' goes on air. Let me remind you of the popular Polio Eradication Ad campaign here. The then Health Ministry could have gone ahead and made Shahruk, Salman or Rahul Dravid the ambassador but it was Mr. Bachchan who was chosen over others and has been retained as the Brand ambassador to the Polio eradication campaign for years. Why? Just because the positive and clean image and the dynamic personality he carries and the same has been far more impactful than that of others.

Let me quote another example if relevance of the word 'relevance' still seems intriguing to you.

TVS Sport is the bike the USP of the latest variant of which is its 'mileage'. Why did they choose Virat over MS Dhoni when both are equally popular? It's because Virat has been phenomenal when it comes to 'average' (which is equivalent to 'mileage') for the past few years.

I hope you're able to read between the lines. Peace!

Thanks Vaibhav Antil for the insights.

India: What are some things that make Indians sad?