Joined: 01 January 2010
biggest hit of her career Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii, Sakshi was away for more then
2 years... and recently came back with a bang as
Priya Sharma and now known as Mrs. Priya Ram Kapoor opposite to Ram Kapoor.
within a very short span of time our Fiery Eyes spread her magic and once again ruling the hearts of millions giving a tough fight to all the established leading ladies of some the top most tv shows... in just about 3 months she bagged away the most important award of The Indian Telly Awards "The Best Actress" (jury)
hearty congratulations to her from all her crazy fans on this achievement
The following 35 member(s) liked the above post:
trieshkalpoe, shine.s, Drashti-MyIdol, neema.khudarath, cutie88, sakshitfan, tasfia1991, pinkiM, eli01, joohi5ifyy, LalitaLahiri, aditi, parulkhare13, maliha.islam, lalmadhu, sreev12, shamma92, muaaz, ranii.sharma, Celina_, saniya9919, Aurna_ST, simlavidhi, fosla, iSakshi, jakther7, hide, Dimdim., salsaly, chitloner, TVserialfreak, luvsakshi, Sandstone, leena04, swtbaby,
Joined: 01 January 2010
The following 21 member(s) liked the above post:
trieshkalpoe, pangy, sakshitfan, anjy957, asimasyed7, eli01, LalitaLahiri, aditi, sreev12, shamma92, muaaz, Celina_, hide, jakther7, fosla, veena23, chitloner, TVserialfreak, luvsakshi, swtbaby, Sandstone,
Joined: 01 January 2010
Zindagi mein har kadam par kuch naya apnaana padta hai. Jab se Kapoor mansion mein aayi hoon tab se iss ghar ke taur tareeke samajhne ki koshish kar rahi hoon. Ab meri zindagi mere tareeke se nahi chalegi. Main naye ghar main aa gayi hoon. Magar is ghar ko main paraaya samjhoon ya apna? Agar yeh apna ghar hai toh kuch bhi karne ke pehle dus baar kyoon sochna padtaa hai?
Kitne saare badlaav aa gaye hain! Kitni saari nayee uljhanein! Aur iska ek zaaykaa tab mila jab maine Mr. Kapoor ka galat drawer khol diya aur unke underwear dekh liye. Oh god I was so embarrassed. Aur sabsi zyaada embarrassing baat toh yeh ki Mr. Kapoor ko America se hi pata chal gaya ke maine unke … Ab main unke cupboards ko kabhi haath nahi lagoongi. Meri hi galti thi ... sshhh!!!!
Phir agli subah mummy papa bahut yaad aaye ... wahaan toh sabhi kaam khud hi karne ki aadat thi … subah 5 baje doodhwaale se doodh lene se lekar raat ko dinner ke baad kitchen saaf karne tak …. Sab kaam main hi toh karti thi … magar yahaan main who sab miss kartee hoon.
Maine pooja ke liye agarbaati jalayi aur fire alarm bajne shuru ho gaya … my god ittna chaos ho gaya. Humaare middle class gharon mein yeh ameeron ke chonchle nahin hote aur Mummy ne yeh baat jataane mein koi kasar bhi nahin rakh chhodi. Ahista Ahista main apne aap ko Mr. Kapoor ke ghar ke taur tareekon se dhaalne ki koshish karoongi … Isse apna ghar banaa loongi.
I got so bored by afternoon lekin thankfully Neha aa gayi aur hum gappein maarne lagey. Neha ne suggest kiya ki hum khaana banayein aur main maan gayi kyunki mujhe khaana banaana bahut pasand hai aur fir mera time pass bhi ho jayega. Lekin ek halka sa darr bhi tha ke Mr. Kapoor ko mere haath ka khaana pasand aayega bhi ya nahin … kyunki unko to non-veg ke alawa kuch chalta nahin aur main thhehree dal chaawal banane wali but Neha is so sweet, usne mutton banaya aur maine 'ghaas phoos' … hahaha! magar sach mein bahut mazaa aaya.
Mr. Kapoor late ho gaye aur Neha ki zidd par, mujhe jhooth-mooth Mr. Kapoor ko daantna pada. Unpar apna haq jatate waqt I was so rude but I had to do it.
Mr. Kapoor ghar aaye par unka mood kharaab tha isliye main unke liye khaana lekar gayi. Yeh sochkar ki America main 2 din rehke shaayad unhone ghar ka khaana miss kiya hoga, I insisted ke who mere haath ka bana hua khaana khaayein … par I was shocked jab Mr. Kapoor mujhpar aise chillane lage jaise ki pata nahin maine unhe khana nahin zeher de diya ho. He started telling me ki main unke liye yeh sab naa karoon … yeh apnanpan naa dikhaoon kyunki hum dono ki shaadi ek samjhaute ki shaadi hai …
Lekin main bhi unpar khoob chilaayi … aur maine bansi kaka se kehkar khaana ek NGO main bhijwa diya … mujhe pata tha ki Mr. Kapoor is arrogant but he was so rude… so mean … hmmm but I was also mean!!!!Lekin phir Mr. kapoor ke pet main choohe daudne lage aur raat ko mujhse chipte chipaate kitchen main khaana kha rahe the … aur maine unhe range haathon pakad liya. Bechaare, he was so embarrassed that I caught him eating. Aakhir hain to who typical chauvinist man … hahaha!!
Today is my first date after my engagement.
My thoughts are so conflicting…so many things running in my head at the
moment. I am going to meet Mr. Kapoor for an official double date with
Nuts & Kartik. I don't even know how to react? Because I don't
even know what are we going to do there?
Anyways, let me start by thinking main pehnu kya? I want to look good. …but hello why am I even thinking like that, I don't need to dress up, wear make up to impress Mr. Kapoor.
But wondering if I should just stick to my own style and wear what reflects my personality? This is what I am and this is how I look … why should I, change myself for someone, who is unwilling to share space in his cupboard with me. He has to accept me the way I am. And somewhere even I have to accept him for what he is. After all eventually we are going to share our lives together but the process is not so simple because we are both such different & contrasting personalities.
Yeh din har ladki ke courtship ka itna bada din hota hain, itni khushiyan lata hai…do anjaan insaan jo apni poori zindagi ek doosre ke saath bitane wale hai, yeh unke us anjaam ka pehla padhav hain…par who accha lagta jab who ek normal rishta ho…pyaar bhara rishta ho…par mera aur Mr. Kapoor ka rishta to sirf ek samjhaute ka rishta hain….unki acchaiyon se anjaan nahin hoon main….par pata nahin agar Ram aur mere beech kuch baat karne ke liye bhi kuch ho ya na ho! I hope I don't feel out of the place with Nuts & Kartik…I hope I don't get irritated by Mr. Kapoor's actions – agar unhone paani ke glass main germs dekhna shuru kiya na, pata nahin main kya karoongi?
Par jo bhi ho…hain to yeh meri first date….and I don't know if Ram is experiencing the same…
Oh god…Why can't I get a grip on my thoughts? God please help me! I have never felt like this before. I am feeling anxious, excited … and special at the same time. One question after another. It's a plethora of emotions! I don't know whether at my age I should even be going on a date!
Anyway, I am being hopeful. I am putting my thoughts to rest and looking forward to the double date. Until then I will keep my fingers crossed.
Papa ne itne saalon ke baad mujhe aaj apni
diary ke baare mein yaad dilaya. Mein toh bhool si gayi thi ki apne
khayalon ko, apni umeedon ko kagaz pe utaarna dil ko kitna sukoon deta
hai. So I've decided people…that jab man kare toh main apne khayal yahan
Pichle kuch dino mein there has been so much chaos happening around me. Pehle toh Natasha ke gharwaalon ne der raat ghar pe aake sagaai tod di. Felt very bad since Karthik and Nutz look so cute together. Pataa nahi what is going on with Nutz? It has been so tiring. I just hope Karthik and Nutz will get back together and live happily together. I don't think that is too much to ask.
Meri bhi zindagi main so many ups and downs. Kabhi shadi hone hi wali hoti hai to fir ruk jaati hain or jab nahi hone wali ho to wapas se hone ki baatein shuru ho jati hain. Mere aur Mr. Ram Kapoor ke raaste itni baar takraa rahe hain … ajeeb baat hai. We are so different and I can't relate to him at all. And now with Karthik's wedding being called off, I don't know what will happen to my wedding. I feel it doesn't even make sense now for me to get married to Mr. Kapoor.
I had my own philosophy. I wanted to get married only when I was in love with that person. Toh phir bhi sab meri shaadi Ram se karaane par kyun adey hue hain … can't figure out. Mujhe sochne ka waqt bhi nahi mil rahaa hai. We have, because of a row of fights, parted and reunited so many times that I think I have started believing in destiny. These situations can't just be mere co-incidences.
Is destiny responsible for bringing people together or breaking them apart? Is destiny responsible for the way your life turns out to be? Are the lines of destiny on your palm actually true or just a myth?
I am not saying I don't like Ram, but I am not sure whether I love him or like him as a life partner. I am sure he is a nice person with a clear heart, but I don't know…There are a lot of thoughts squabbling in my head. Main itni confused hoon. It's like, as if it's a sign from God but one which I can't comprehend.
Is it possible to fall in love with your husband in an arranged marriage? Does attraction and love develop between two people after they are married? Don't know … just thinking!
The following 14 member(s) liked the above post:
trieshkalpoe, anjy957, asimasyed7, sakshitfan, LalitaLahiri, aditi, Celina_, chitloner, fosla, hide, jakther7, swtbaby, luvsakshi, Sandstone,
Joined: 01 January 2010
The following 21 member(s) liked the above post:
trieshkalpoe, sakshitfan, tasfia1991, ady1218, anjy957, eli01, aditi, LalitaLahiri, sreev12, crystal30, shamma92, Celina_, hide, Dimdim., jakther7, veena23, fosla, chitloner, TVserialfreak, luvsakshi, swtbaby,
Joined: 01 January 2010
The following 16 member(s) liked the above post:
trieshkalpoe, anjy957, parulkhare13, eli01, LalitaLahiri, aditi, sreev12, crystal30, shamma92, Celina_, hide, viny_queen, fosla, TVserialfreak, swtbaby, Sandstone,
Joined: 01 January 2010
The following 9 member(s) liked the above post:
eli01, LalitaLahiri, aditi, Celina_, fosla, hide, jakther7, swtbaby, luvsakshi,
Joined: 01 January 2010
The following 9 member(s) liked the above post:
LalitaLahiri, aditi, eli01, Celina_, fosla, veena23, jakther7, TVserialfreak, swtbaby,
Joined: 01 January 2010
There's no need to to blow up things out of proportion, says Sakshi Tanvar, under fire from critics for the her steamy act on the small screen
Much in news, Sakshi Tanwar, aka Priya Kapoor of "Bade Acche Lagte Hain", is not happy with the way her bedroom scene in the show, is causing tounges to wag. In Varanasi to shoot for "Mohalla Assi", the actress says that unnecessary hue and cry is being made about the whole thing.
Reacting to the brouhaha, Sakshi says, "My serial has not brought sex on television. In fact, there have been serials in the past when I had not even started working, on TV, like " Tara", "Saans" and "Hasaratein", which were far bolder in content than this show is. In our show, the scene was the outcome of a gradual progression of a very mature relationship, which was eventually consummated. Though, I agree that it is perhaps one of the longest such scenes, but shows like "Maryaada" also had similar scenes. In fact, ours was not even the first liplock on TV as it being claimed out to be, so why is it being blown out of proportion?"
The actor who started off with the role of Parvati, considered to be epitome of the Indian values on tellyworld, says "I was apprehensive, initially, about doing such a bold scene since I belong to a conservative family. The creative team took a lot of time to convince me and then I needed time to convince my family. I spoke to my sister and it was she who spoke to my mom and dad about it. Once I was prepared, then it was like any other take and I did it the way an actor is suppose to shoot any scene. Moreover, I feel it was beautifully depicted and aesthetically shot. I did not get any negative feedback from any one," she adds.
The actor also rejects all the criticism, based on the ground that television is a medium for family entertainment. "The scene was not aired out of blue as the promos for the same were running 15 days prior it and were steamy enough," says Sakshi. Going further, she says, "There is a thing called remote too, which I am afraid they forget to use. The scene came at the end of the episode so why did anybody wait to see the entire episode? Right now, TV is in a state of flux, where mature subjects are being accepted. Any phase in any medium that brings about a change should be welcome," she says.
Already successful on the small screen, Sakshi is graduating to the silver screen, with "Mohalla Assi". The talented actor says that she is not ambitious. "There are no career plans for me. "Mohalla Assi" just happened, as did television. I don't do acting to prove myself. If this had been the case, I would not have sat at home for two and a half year doing nothing. Instead, I would have gone out, met people and looked for work. In fact, it took several years for Ekta to make me do "Bade Acche Lagte Hain", since she had planned to start this at the time "Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki" was off air. But I wanted to take a break after "KGGK", so "Bade Acche Lagte Hain" got delayed. I work by my instinct and I am always in a state of surrender to the amighty so I do not plan. So many of my friends call me lazy but this is what I am," says Sakshi, who has been approached by several film makers.
Ask her if she is being choosy in Bollywood, the Sakshi clarifies, "The roles I have been offered so far are not the typical commercial ones as directors who are into off beat cinema have sent feelers. In fact, I had worked in a film, "Saalon" of Pritish Nandy production house directed by Nikhil Nagesh Bhatt, which has not hit the screen so far," she says before signing off.
This year television's ideal bahus made way for women we are familiar with.
What would Parvati make of Priya? What would Priya, for that matter, make of Parvati? Parvati, TV's ideal bahu with her prim bun of hair, the sindoor emblazoning her status, the perfect pleats of her saree matching the equanimity of her demeanour. Parvati, the protector and the preserver of the Aggarwal parivar.
Priya's long hair, on the other hand, falls untidily about her face, her saree spills off her body as if it has a will of its own and she giggles insanely; she's 30-something, carefree, recently married to a very large Mr Ram Kapoor and doesn't care much for the Kapoor clan. Priya tipples and sings Bollywood songs; Parvati sang bhajans at aarti and drank water only, always neat.
A funny thing has happened to Sakshi Tanwar as she went from the first decade of this century to the next: the actress who played the straitlaced and self righteous Parvati bhabhi of Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki is now the bubbly, wide-eyed wife of Bade Achche Lagte Hain. They're about four years apart, on the screen, and no two women could be more unlike: if they met, they'd disapprove of one another, instantly. Come to think of it, Parvati would sniff at many of today's leading ladies and they are likely to stick out their tongues at her.
It's a bet that none of the above couples could beat their chemistry on Indian television. The middle-aged couple is rocking on screen and their chota-mota fights make it even cuter.
How is life after Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki?
(smiles) Well, I have to admit that initially it was very weird! It was difficult to imagine a day when I could wake up late and leisurely do everything instead of rushing to get ready and heading for the sets of Kahani 'Guess eight years had made me get used to the routine! I really felt weird and lost when I did not have to go to the sets of Kahaani, meet my colleagues and start shooting for an episode. It was difficult to adjust.
But I guess I needed this break ' on the personal and professional front. In fact, I feel even the audience needed a break from me! I am sure they were also getting bored seeing the same face in the same role for eight years!
I went on a long holiday to the US and UK and chilled out. This is the first time I went on a holiday without having a tight schedule. I really took it easy and stayed there for as long as I wanted to. After coming back to India, I went to Rajasthan and spent a month with my parents. I am back now, recharged to take on new challenges in my professional life.
Are you in touch with your Kahaani' colleagues?
Yes of course! They are like my second family. We had been working together for eight years and these are the people who supported me when I came to Mumbai eight years back. I am in touch with almost everyone associated with this show and we meet up pretty often.
Did you watch television during this break?
When I was working in Kahaani', I hardly got time to watch even one episode of any show. However, after Kahaani', I have been relaxing and watching two Balaji shows regularly ' Bandini and Kitni Mohabbat Hai and am liking both of them. Another serial I have been following is Balika Badhu ' it is one of the best ongoing shows today. However, in the last few days there is some interior work that is going on in my house and thus I am not being able to watch television.
Did you stay away from work completely?
Not really. I have a friend who has a production company. She offered me a very interesting role for a month. She produces a serial called Samman for DD1 and wanted me to help her with the production of the serial. It was a fantastic opportunity and I readily accepted it. Today I am thankful and grateful to her for having given me this opportunity.
Actors come on the sets, deliver their bit and go back thinking they are the most important aspect of a show. But this behind-the-scenes stint taught me how important the other aspects of production are. I did everything ' reading and discussing scripts, sitting in the editing table, deciding on sets and even going down on my knees to find a lost earring of the heroine to ensure continuity! I think I am much enlightened after this stint. My friend was very gracious in putting my name in the credit list as creative consultant.
How did you get the offer for Coffee House?
While I was shooting for Kahaani 'I got a call from the director of Coffee House ' Gurbir Singh. He asked me whether I was ready to take up a role in his film. Not many people are aware that Gurbirji was the person who offered me my first role in television ' for a show called Dastoor. Those days I was a greenhorn, but still he had faith in my capabilities and offered me the role. Since the offer of Coffee House came from him, I definitely had to give it a good thought.
Plus, many times it has happened in my life ' and perhaps in everyone's life ' while talking to someone about a project, an instinct tells you that it is something good for you. There may apparently be no rhyme or reason, but you do sense an inner voice telling you that it will be good. I got the same feeling with this film. Plus my saying yes also meant me saying thank you to him for restoring his faith in me.
Tell us something about the film and your role in it.
I am playing the role of Kavita, the wife of the male protagonist (played by Ashutosh Rana) Kamal. He owns a newspaper and runs a theatre group. Both of them are completely different individuals and have different ways to approach life and have varied ideologies. Kavita brings in the much required balance in their relationship.
The couple visits a coffee house where they meet up with a number of friends and discuss their life, politics and the society in general. They spend hours there to understand different points or view and also present theirs on various issues. In other words, Coffee House is a contemporary, socio economic statement.
Have you ever been to a coffee house in your real life?
Yes of course! During my college days in Delhi, we used to go to Coffee House a lot. And anyone who has visited a coffee house will know that this is usually located close to the University and government run. As a result, you get inexpensive but good food there. So it was a much-favoured hangout during our college days, since we had to run on limited pocket money. Most of our birthday parties and other celebrations took place in coffee house. So I can relate to the film's scenario very well!
Any plans for the small screen? Will it take a back seat with you being busy with Coffee House?
Honestly speaking, I believe that we are ruled by our destiny. In my eight years of television career, I have never met anyone with a request to give me a role. But destiny has its own plans stored for me. If working in films was there in my destiny, I could have done this movie six years back. But that is not how it was supposed to be.
For me the medium is not important, the role is. If the role is good, I am ready to do a film, TV serial or a street play ' it does not matter to me. Also, for most actors getting out of the comfort zone is very important. I am happy that I have been able to do that after Kahaani. I feel now is the time when I need to create my niche space in the industry.
Television is changing. Films are becoming more experimental. I think the division and gap between films and television is getting bridged.
Any plans of getting married and settling down in your personal life?
(Smiles) I am sorry I could not hear that question!
|Srabanti Chakraborty|| |
Posted on 26 March 2009 3:30 pm
Now that Sakhshi Tanwar is back on TV-circuit she is all set to break her Bhabhi image. These days she is not at all touching upon any thing, which is even remotely close to Bhabhigiri. Apart from hosting Crime Patrol, she was also seen lately in a small but substantial cameo of a Rajasthani-woman. She is yet again in light to have entered as a Rajasthani woman in Colors's popular show Balika Vadhu. In an interview, the excited actress candidly spoke of her entry in BV and the journey so far.
Shed some light on your entry in Balika Vadhu?
I play the role of Teepri who in her childhood used to play with Bhairon and Basant, and was Maa sa's favourite. After many years, circumstances make Maa sa bring her back to their house and in their lives too. What follows thereof is what the story entails. More than me my parents are happy about my entry in Balika Vadhu as it is one of their favorite shows. My niece and Mom are going to love it the most.
After a Rajasthani cameo in Do Saheliyaan and then Balika Vadhu which is again a Rajasthani cameo, what are you heading to?
I would call it a mere coincidence that after the cameo in Do Saheliyan, I am offered the role of Teepri in Balika Vadhu, which also has Rajasthan as the backdrop. As far as cameo is concerned for me whether it's a cameo or full-fledged role, a role is a role. I am game for challenging roles.
Why would you opt for a show that's already been running for a year and a half?
I had been waiting for something different and challenging. The character of Teepri is beautifully penned by Purnendu ji (writer of the show) so when I was offered I took up.
Do you feel your entry will help the ratings shoot up?
As an actor my job is to portray the character I am given, with full conviction and sincerity. The rest is for the audience to judge. Ratings don't guide my performance.
Is your exit from the show is pre-decided or will depend on the ratings?
I have just begun and I hope that by the end of my journey in Balika, however long it is, people say "Just so long!"
What kind of offers you are turning down at this stage of your career?
What really matters is what roles I am doing presently.
Do you think the swarming new comers have left little scope for seasoned actor?
Even seasoned actors were newcomers once. But like my dear friend Achint says, "In every lot of newcomers, there are few actors who make their mark and are here to stay."
Had the journey been satisfactory so far?
As an actor, one is never satisfied with what one has done. There is always room for improvement. I personally feel that television is a writer's medium and I was very lucky to have got good author backed central roles to portray whether it was Kahaani Ghar Ghar Kii or Devi.
Balika Vadhu may not be ruling the TRP charts anymore, but efforts to bring in newer tracks to boost TRPs are constantly on.
Now there's a mystery man linked with Teepri (played by Sakshi Tanwar), who will enter the show. Some high points in the serial are expected in the days to come. Anandi will leave a gas knob open in the kitchen and there'll be a fire after which an angry Maasa will put down many restrictions on the little bahu. The fire sequence will be followed by the entry of the mysterious character. He will be shown inquiring about Teepri in the village. If the character clicks, the track will be taken ahead. Last heard, actor Manav Sohal has been selected to play this role and he has started shooting for it. The serial apart, what's happening in Sakshi's personal life? Well, the lady always maintains she is happily single. We haven't really heard of any link-ups either. Guess, she's married to her work and likes it that way.
Whether the change was welcomed by the Indian janta is yet to be tested but news has it that Sakshi has managed to create a fan following already. It seems Rupali Ganguly popularly known as Monisha of Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai cannot help going ga- ga over Sakshi's performance as Teepri. In a chit Chat with TellyCafe Rupali says, "Amazing performance .Absolutely stunning .It's also the most interesting character on television today."
Well, Sakshi's new avatar has definitely not gone unnoticed.
We hear that the show will begin in the end of September and will be a
biweekly to start with. Optimistiz and Sony will be retaining the host
of season 1. Anup Soni initially, and might rope in Saakshi Tanwar later.
When contacted, Producer Sanjiv Sharma said, " Yes the channel is committed to bring back Crime Patrol the launch is going to happen very quickly the first season saw lots of success and we will be retaining the same flavor for season 2. We have had lot more time this time for our pre-production phase and we are looking ahead for the launch."
Producer, Vipul Shah too asserted "Crime Patrol will return to be a biweekly. It will launch at the end of this month but we have not been confirmed the exact launch date and time slot."
The following 13 member(s) liked the above post:
STfan-Sami, nehaprasad1994, aditi, eli01, parulkhare13, crystal30, sreev12, Celina_, shamma92, veena23, fosla, leena04, swtbaby,
Sakshi Tanwar in a new Mahina Bhar Ka Vim Ad
Author: shamma92 Replies: 12 Views: 1967
|shamma92||12||1967||31 March 2013 at 10:55am by jineejiggs|
Success of KGGK is enough for lifetimSakshi Tanwar
Author: zan101 Replies: 8 Views: 1160
|zan101||8||1160||30 March 2013 at 9:01am by -SweetEtika-|
SBB Sakshi seg/sakshi ke mama papa/link added
Author: ...RamonaG.... Replies: 25 Views: 5274
|...RamonaG....||25||5274||12 January 2013 at 10:55am by busybee..|
Hum Log - By Sakshi- About Sakshi
Author: IndYa4u Replies: 16 Views: 4404
|IndYa4u||16||4404||09 April 2012 at 11:39pm by cutie88|
~*~The Radiant Diva Sakshi Tanwar~*~
Author: Sakshi_Deewani Replies: 1203 Views: 54248
|Sakshi_Deewani||1203||54248||16 February 2012 at 12:21pm by Sakshi_Deewani|
Popular actress Rakhshanda Khan will soon be making a come back to the ...
Television actress Asha Negi, who has been part of the small screen ...
Popular Channels :Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK
Quick Links :Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index