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A 19-year-Old Rapping Against The Citizenship Bill Is Making Us Believe He's The Real Gully Boy
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsThe Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in India, which was passed in 2016, has come under grave scrutiny and protests in the North-East, especially in Assam and Meghalaya. The bill claims to be 'politically motivated' in these regions and has been termed 'anti-Assam' by BJP ally Asom Gana Parishad and has also been cruised by other regional parties. (c)Twitter The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 was formulated by the government in order to change the deification of illegal immigrants in the country. The bill, which was introduced in the Lok Sabha in July 2016, seeks to amend the citizenship act of 1955, to provide citizenship to illegal immigrants from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, who're either Hindu, Sikhs, Christians, Jains, Buddhists or Parsis. The bill also aims to reduce the amount of time for staying in India to become a citizen in the first place. So, instead of 11 years, a minimum of 6 years of staying in the country would be required, if the bill is passed. (c)Twitter Following the new amendment made to the bill, Assam and Meghalaya reacted to it in a grim manner saying the move would make Assam a dumping ground for all Bangladeshi Hindus. The BJP coalition partner have threatened to cut ties with the party if the bill is passed as the locals believe it will affect the cultural identity and linguistics of the indigenous people of the state. Assam since then has been on protest on the passing of the bill as they believe the long standing concern over the issues of refugees is not going to be put to rest if the bill is in action. (c)Twitter The younger folks in the states have been very upfront about the government's agenda and have questioned it time and again. The ferociousness of their honesty is met with little or no answers so far. A few days ago a young 19-year-old boy Rahul Rajkhowa took to YouTube and posted a rap protesting the bill. The rapper adds, that while the government cannot even help rescue 15 miners stuck in an illegal coal mine, they're hell-bent on helping people from foreign countries based on their religion. The rap ends with the line "...and your agenda for progress is fake" and leaves us gutted with what young people from the North-Eastern states feel at the arms of apathy and agenda pushing. Watch the video here: (c)Twitter While the protests still continue against the BJP-led government in Assam over this bill, with All Assam Student Union (AASU) waving their black flags at the CM Sarbananda Sonwal, we're not sure what the end result might be. We just hope the government realises the fallacies and problematic situations that may arise with the bill in action and take a relevant step towards ensuring uniformity and peace in the region, instead.
Aus Open: Rafael Nadal & Novak Djokovic Will Clash In The Final & Here's Who We Believe Will Win
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsLadies and gentlemen! The stage is set for two of the best tennis athletes of this generation to go toe to toe, as the 2019 Australian Open (AO) will conclude with the final showdown between Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal on Sunday, 27th January 2019. On Thursday, Nadal looked locked in as he won what looked like a very simple semi-final against the Greek marvel Stefanos Tsitsipas, who was probably the biggest surprise of the tournament this year as he defeated the great Roger Federer in four sets in the Round of 16. Ever since the first game, Nadal was looking for the corners to position his shots and to wear down his opponent through the three-set victory. While, on the other hand, Djokovic too looked at home competing against France's Pouille in the semi-final on Friday against France's Lucas Pouille. It was as if Djokovic took control of the French from the first set, dictating his every move with a shot of his own. After winning 6-0, 6-2, 6-2, Djokovic has eyes set on what will be his seventh AO title. Both men go into the #AusOpen final relatively refreshed. Djokovic time on court: 11 hours, 59 minutes Nadal time on court: 12 hours, 11 minutes pic.twitter.com/zxqXMCfT7l — #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 25, 2019 However, there's only one man standing between the Serbian and his 15th Grand Slam and that is the 17x Grand Slam champion specimen of pure strength, the Spanish bull, Rafael Nadal. In the past, the competition between Djokovic (World Rank 1) and Nadal (World Rank 2) has been pretty even as Novak has won 27 games out of the 52 matchups while Nadal has won the remaining 25. This match is going to be a recap of one of the most memorable AO finals, which is recorded as the longest Grand Slam Final match ever. Held in 2012, the match between the two tennis stars lasted for almost six hours and was ultimately won by Djokovic in five entertaining sets with a final score 5–7, 6–4, 6–2, 6–7(5–7), 7–5, in favour of Novak. However, in what is considered to be a comeback tournament for Nadal, who has basically reinvented his game, depending more on technique than power and a new serve, we believe that the odds are stacked in favour of the Spaniard. If Nadal does manage to win against the current World Rank No. 1, it would be his first AO title in 10 years and second overall.
After Pak Cricketer's Black Magic Rant, Here Are 4 Indian Cricketers Who Believe In Superstitions
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWith Pakistani cricketer Haris Sohail's rant about being under the spell of black magic during the Test series against South Africa, and blaming an incantation for his knee injury and the poor performance making the headlines, we got the idea to list down some of the weirdest superstitions that have influenced some of the greatest cricketers of India for years during their impressive careers. 1. Virat Kohli's Uncanny Obsession With Handwear: © Reuters In his 10 years of playing for the Indian cricket team, the skipper has had a good number of records tallied under his name. While the entire nation and the rest of the world are in awe of the man's expertise at the pitch, Kohli credits something a lot more strange for his success i.e; his favourite pair of gloves. During his early stint of success with the Men in Blue, Kohli used to wear the same pair of gloves in every match. But, that's a thing of the past. Kohli is now completely over his fallacious superstition. Now, he only obsesses over wearing a black wristband every time he comes down to bat. 2. Sachin Tendulkar's 'Left Pad First' Rule: © Reuters Imagine doing the same things; following the same routine every day for 24 years. During his active years with Team India, our very own Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar had an extremely peculiar pre-game routine that bothered his teammates for a really long time. Be it a mere practice session or the World Cup final, Tendulkar always began to suit up for the event by padding up his left foot first. Apparently, this unusual practice helped him calm his nerves before going in front of the large audience that came to see him and helped him “win matches.” 3. Virender Sehwag's Numberless Jersey: © Reuters Ever wondered if the Indian cricket team's staff was playing a prank on Sehwag by not printing a number on his jersey? When Sehwag began his cricketing career, he used to proudly wear a jersey with number 04 printed on his back. As the rumour goes, Viru changed his number several times before a numerologist guru, whom Sehwag and his family really had faith in, declared that the former opener must wear a numberless jersey in order to find his lost glory. Sehwag's beliefs were so strong that despite the International Cricket Council (ICC) showing their displeasure with the numberless jersey, he continued to wear them. Ballsy move. 4. Anil Kumble's 'Sorcery' With Sachin Tendulkar: © Reuters In a short two-game Test series between India and Pakistan in 1999, Anil Kumble became only the second player to bag all 10 wickets in a single innings after England's Jim Laker did the same in 1956. While there's no second-guessing Kumble's ability to create magic with the ball, we are certain that a higher power was at work behind Jumbo's unbelievable feat. After the match, word got out that every time Kumble passed his sweater and cap to Sachin Tendulkar, before heading over to bowl, he'd score a wicket and Kumble has agreed to this on numerous occasions. In an interview with The Times of India, Kumble believed that he was superstitious by nature. “I think all of us are (superstitious). At least the cricketers are. It gives you comfort. At times it helps you perform better,” the former skipper had. Superstitions are extremely common in sports and we are nobody to judge one's personal beliefs but when it begins to come in the way of the players' performance, maybe it's time to get a reality check?
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWhat happened? Where did the time go? How is it 2019 already? Am I causing everyone to have an existential crisis? Sorry. But seriously, so many songs that were the top songs in 2009 are still bangers to this date and people still probably listen to them. Time really flies when your life is falling apart. From the Black Eyed Peas releasing a hit after hit to Beyoncé coming out with the iconic 'Single Ladies', 2009 was really the best year for parties. So many new hit songs, so many choices, and it feels like everything just went downhill from there. So, let's go back a decade and relive all the top party songs that came out in 2009: 1. Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas We all should still say 'you're so 2000 and late' to people, let's do it! 2. Just Dance - Lady Gaga I had to make a hard decision between this and 'Poker Face' but let's face it, this is the song that can make anyone dance. 3. Right Round - Flo Rida The song probably spins everyone's head right round. 4. Single Ladies - Beyoncé I think this is still the first song people associate with Beyoncé, it's that iconic. 5. Heartless - Kanye West Kanye West releasing great music and not supporting Trump, what a great time to be alive. 6. Kiss Me Thru The Phone - Soulja Boy If you say you don't remember all the lyrics - especially the phone number - from this song, you're lying. 7. Birthday *** - Jeremih People still play this on all of their friends' birthdays and that's what you need to know about the impact of the song. 8. I Know You Want Me - Pitbull Mr Worldwide makes an entry on the list! 9. I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas Is tonight a good night? 10. Hotel Room Service - Pitbull Can't have just one Pitbull song on a party song list, obviously.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsThe use of Cryptocurrency has been on the rise in the last few years and we've already witnessed a massive trend wherein people are considering it to be an easy source of quick earnings. While enthusiasts are envisioning it to be the future of trade, critics and government authorities haven't been very accepting of it. While people expect it to solve issues of mankind ranging from poverty to financial crisis, a study finds that if bitcoin continues to become more widely adopted, the huge amount of electricity used to trade and mine the cryptocurrency could push global temperatures above 2 degrees Celsius by 2033. © Reuters Firstly, the mining process consumes a humungous amount of energy. Bitcoins are “mined” in a process that is computationally demanding, with heavy hardware requirements that suck electricity. Everything's fine if the electricity grid is connected to a renewable source of energy like a hydroelectric dam or wind turbine, but becomes worrisome if fossil fuels are being consumed instead. The study by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa found that the cumulative emissions from bitcoin would be enough to push global warming beyond 2C in 22 years. If the average rate of technology uptake is used instead, this number is closer to 16 years. © Medium The researchers have clearly stated that their intention isn't to predict the usability of Bitcoin's but to measure and evaluate the side-effects. Randi Rollins, a PhD student who studies the impacts of climate change said, “This type of analysis should be performed when any new technology is under development. Being aware of the consequences of future technology development could go a long way in reducing emissions and preventing further damage to the environment.” The 2015 Paris Agreement commits 195 nations to stop global temperatures rising more than 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels. A 2-degree rise in temperature could reduce water availability in some areas by up to 30 percent according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). © Medium To come down with this conclusion, the scientists analysed the power efficiency of computers used in bitcoin mining, the location of miners around the world and the CO2 emissions from electricity in those countries. Even though the relation between Bitcoin mining and climate change sounds too far-fetched, we can't ignore the resources it takes up even in the shorter term. Not only is high-end hardware required to process mining, but an equivalent amount of power goes into cooling down the system. In 2017 alone, the use of bitcoin produced 69 million metric tons of carbon dioxide - about the same as the state of Arkansas. © Reuters "Clearly, any further development of cryptocurrencies should critically aim to reduce electricity demand, if the potentially devastating consequences of 2C of global warming are to be avoided,” said Professor Camilo Mora, who led the study. Source: Nature.com
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsIn the tough times if Kerala has managed to stay strong against one of the worst floods in the state's history, it's because of the rescue operations carried out by NDRF, Indian Navy, volunteers, local police and fishermen. © Reuters Be it celebrities, businessmen or common people, everyone has come forward to lend a helping hand to the Kerala flood victims. In fact, not just India, help is pouring in from all parts of the world, and in great amounts. While we've already heard about the celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Sanju Samson, Sushant Singh Rajput and Hardik Pandya pledging support to Kerala, there's a wild rumour doing the rounds on social media about a sportsperson who has donated Rs 77 crore to Kerala. © Reuters We're talking about the Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, whose fans believe that he has donated approximately Rs 77 crore to the flood victims. Here is the reason why people Love #Ronaldo He donated 77 crores for the #KeralaFloodRelief victim's What a Love showed to his Kerala fans We Selute you Ronaldo â½ï¸â½ï¸ pic.twitter.com/qqFAdRosSj — Krishna Kohli (@KrishnaPanumati) August 20, 2018 We don't know if there is any truth in these tweets, but it all started when some fans requested him to help Kerala through charitable organisation. Ever since that appeal was made, tweets started circulating suggesting Ronaldo's huge contribution. While some called it an anonymous donation or hinted that he gave money but did not want to announce it to the world, others called it a false piece of news. #Kerala Football player 'Cristiano Ronaldo' gave 77 crores for Kerala, Dhoni, Tendulkar, Kohli and Sehwag are not visible anywhere .. — RAju Karmakar (@11karmakar) August 21, 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo donated Kerala floods for Rs 78 cr he is super hero no other indian stars are not given a Rs1 not even cricket stars like kohli,Dhoni,etc#KeralaFloods #AllForKerala #SaveKerala #HelpKerala #Cristiano #Ronaldo #Kohli #ViratKohli #Dhoni #Cricket #foodball pic.twitter.com/RTzddHW6pS — shakthisaravana (@saravanas673) August 21, 2018 While it is possible for a player like Cristiano Ronaldo to donate such a huge amount to Kerala, there's no confirmation from the footballer or his charitable organisation, so we can't say anything yet. However, Ronaldo isn't the only sportsperson, who is trending on social media for his hefty donation. Twitter further claims that Sachin Tendulkar had anonymously donated Rs. 10 lakh to the flood victims on August 14 but never spoke about it. Hats Of @sachin_rt ð We #Sachinist Are Always Enjoy Ur Attitude Cricket God Sachin Tendulkar Donated 10 Lakh To Kerala Chief Ministers Relief Fund On 14th August But He Never Promoted That@sachin_rt @100MasterBlastr pic.twitter.com/oO2x3MEuak — TAPAS MAKUR (@SRT_for_ever) August 20, 2018 Actions Speak Louder Than Words Sachin Tendulkar Has Donated 10 Lakhs To Kerala CM Distress Relief Fund On 14 August Sachin Will Let His Actions First Late Talking About It Hats Of @sachin_rt Ji ððð Proud To Be An #Sachinist@100MasterBlastr #KeralaDonationChallenge pic.twitter.com/9OalhFqXMx — TAPAS MAKUR (@SRT_for_ever) August 20, 2018 Sachin has been constantly posting updates about Kerala floods on his Twitter account, but there's no official confirmation from his end on how much he has donated.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWe've all heard that there are as many as 7 people in the world who look exactly like you. Given the 7.6 billion population of the world, chances of finding your lookalike or doppelganger is literally one in a billion. Despite this fact, almost every other day we find someone or the other who looks like a carbon copy of our favourite celebrities. Instagram From Rihanna, Dwayne Johnson, Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Ryan Gosling, Katrina Kaif, to Tyrion Lannister aka Peter Dinklage; everyone has found their twin aka doppelganger enjoying half their fame, in some other part of the world. Thanks to the internet, we now have innumerable lists of celebrities and their not-so-famous doppelgangers. The latest celebrity to join this bandwagon is Jackie Shroff's son aka Baaghi aka Indian Rambo, Tiger Shroff. This is Tiger Shroff. âªI was sad to cut my hair but I guess it was worth it! ð Watch my transformation for #Baaghi2 (Link in bio) – http://bit.ly/TigerShroff-Transformationâ¬ âª@dishapatani #SajidNadiadwala @khan_ahmedasas @nadiadwalagrandson @foxstarhindi @amityashwant_hair #Baaghi2onMarch30â¬ A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Mar 15, 2018 at 7:52am PDT This is him chilling with Disha Patani on a vacation. Son of a ð A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:19am PST This is him dancing his way into our hearts. I love this song from one of my fav movies @varundvn! Thanks @piyush_bhagat for this awesome block! Wish i could do your style...and thank you @jamesdance_ sir! #exprimenting #musicality #judwaa2 #aatohsahi A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jun 6, 2018 at 12:09am PDT This is his twin from Assam, which he is clearly unaware of. Maybe now he will know. Quick Repost A post shared by David Messiï£¿ (@davidmessi_official) on Jan 19, 2018 at 11:09pm PST After coming across Renee Kujur, Rihanna's lookalike from Chattisgarh, the internet has now found Tiger Shroff's doppelganger, David Saharia who is a successful model and actor in Assam. Old post Being Inspiration# Shredded # Way to go A post shared by David Messiï£¿ (@davidmessi_official) on May 5, 2018 at 10:16am PDT Be it his looks, hair or physique, everything thing about him screams 'I look like Tiger Shroff.' According to IB Times, David said "Initially, it was really exciting because everyone was appreciating me for my looks and I felt really good." @poster Soon #giving best A post shared by David Messiï£¿ (@davidmessi_official) on Jun 29, 2018 at 11:02am PDT He further said, "Even now I feel good but they just know me by his name not mine. I feel bad about it sometimes, but it's okay. I take it as a positive thing." Castle of Glass @Being Inspiration A post shared by David Messiï£¿ (@davidmessi_official) on Nov 6, 2017 at 11:26pm PST David is currently working in the local film industry and said, "Currently I am working in Assamese film industry, so that I can make my own name and people would know exactly who I am."