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  1. From award ceremonies to Bollywood chat shows hosted by celebs, there’s a lot of glamour that comes along with the industry but at times, on such shows, some actors end up getting in trouble for rubbing other stars the wrong way. We all know that somewhere these award ceremonies and chat shows might be scripted but sometimes, it so happens that the celebs do lose their cool. Here are 5 incidents that have happened in the past where celebs have engaged in verbal banters: 1. Neil Nitin Mukesh Gives It Back To Shah Rukh Khan & Saif Ali KhanIn one of the Filmfare award shows, Neil Nitin Mukesh lost his cool and we also might have been offended if we were in his position. Shah Rukh Khan and Saif Ali Khan cracked a joke focusing on Neil's name and the actor gave it right back. In the video, he can be heard saying, “That is an insult for me actually. It’s not right that... I think you haven’t seen my father sitting out here also. I think it is ridiculous on both of you all to ask a question like this. I personally find this an insult. I think you guys just need to shut up.” 2. Salman Khan, Arijit Singh & Mithoon’s Show DownerThis verbal spat did give fodder to many gossipmongers. When Salman was hosting the Star Guild Awards back then, Arijit Singh won an award for his track Tum Hi Ho from Aashiqui 2. Salman mocked him for sleeping during the award show and Arijit gave it back by saying, “Aap logon ne sula diya yaar.” It did affect Salman who made fun of the song saying that such songs are meant to make people sleep. In the same show, Singer-Composer Mithoon won an award for his composition for the same track and when he was giving his acceptance speech, the Bodyguard actor interrupted him and pointed out a piece of paper that was stuck to the composer’s backside. Salman also went on to say that his singer was sleeping and to this, Mithoon responded to the actor that it was bound to happen as the evening is dull due to Khan’s long speeches. Mithoon’s response didn’t go down well with the superstar who replied saying, “Chal jaa. Nikal yahan se” to which the composer said, “Sir, main aap se nahin darta.” An eyewitness told TOI, “Salman’s prank backfired totally. He looked very flustered. This was the last thing he expected. Nobody challenges Salman Khan like that in public. Seeing that the situation was snowballing into an ugly incident, Salman went up to Mithoon and hugged him lightly.” 3. Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Verbal War With Sajid KhanIn 2009, Sajid Khan was the host of an award show. During the awards night, he made fun of Harman Baweja's acting skills which triggered Ashutosh Gowariker. Back then, Ashutosh was working with Harman Baweja in What's Your Rashee? When Ashutosh was called on stage to receive an award for Best Film for Jodhaa Akbar, he couldn't help but lash out at Sajid for his remarks. Ashutosh Gowariker said, "I don't like one thing that film industry is made fun of at such award nights. I feel it ridicules the award itself. On the one side, I am feeling very happy that I received an award for the best film. But I don't think the demeanour of the award night has been at a good standard. No offence Sajid and Farah [Khan]. Personal remarks can also be made by me. Fun can be made even by me." 4. Kamal R Khan’s Heated Argument With Ali Asgar & Suresh MenonDuring the Zee Gold Awards, host Ali Asgar and Suresh Menon handed the Lifetime Achievement Balti Award to KRK. This irked the actor as he took it and threw it on the floor. Before throwing it on the floor, he lashed out at the hosts saying he was not a TV actor and these awards were meant for those who acted in TV serials. Kamal Khan gave a tongue-lashing to the show hosts saying they were "Do Rupaye ke Joker". After the heated argument, he walked away from the ceremony. In a telephonic interview from Dubai to India TV, Kamal Khan said, “This was sheer foolishness. I threw away the Golden Balti, but I did not insult anybody.” 5. Ritesh Deshmukh’s Verbal War With Sajid KhanRiteish Deshmukh and Sajid Khan have been friends for a long time but in one of the director’s shows that he hosted, he ended up upsetting the actor. Sajid took a dig at the actor’s sexual orientation and Ritesh simply walked out of the show. When Sajid asked Riteish if he was gay, the livid actor said, “What sort of a question is that Sajid? First, you call me for your chat show, and then ask me such stuff,” said Riteish. What do you have to say about it? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  2. The Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020-21 has to be one of the most memorable Test series (if not the best ever) that the Indian cricket team was a part of. The narrative around injured players, an embarrassing defeat, an incredible comeback, everyone coming together to make that series a classic underdog story showed the true character of the young Men in Blue and ensured that the future of the team was in the right hands. Reliving the memories of the iconic clash between a hosting Australian squad completely loaded with big names and a depleted Indian side, here’s what former England skipper, Michael Vaughan had to say about the four-match series: View this post on Instagram "It was a brilliant series to watch. The Aussies pummeling them at the Adelaide Oval – 26 all out. Then Virat going back home to be next to his wife giving birth. No one gave India a chance, I don't care who you are," Vaughan, the former England captain, said while talking on Fox Cricket. "The way that they bounced back and Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy was spectacular. And then to get to Sydney and the Aussies just pummel them for a few days. There's nothing like a last day battling out for a draw." Image 1 "It's a great spectacle when a team just trying to hang in there. A little bit of banter – Ashwin taking a little bit of talking from behind the stumps. And then the Aussies arriving at the Gabba thinking that's all. They just can't get beaten at the Gabba… they’ll steamroll them," Vaughan added. "Throughout the whole tour, we knew Rishabh Pant was a player. We all know that he's got something very special, but I thought particularly those last two Test matches, pant came to light. It was a brilliant series. I can only imagine how much red wine Ravi Shastri must have had." #AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/Y6NY8kWGHj — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) January 15, 2021 We’ve seen Ravi Shastri develop a great sense of humour around people making fun of his drinking habits. After his team whitewashed England during their tour to India, Shastri spoke about the “banter” that he has with his fans and social media trolls who love to talk about what Shastri drinks and how much he drinks. .@RaviShastriOfc reacts to his memes doing the rounds #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/pNvZxKgUmM — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) March 7, 2021 "It's banter all the way. They do it to have fun. It's at my expense, but it's okay," Ravi Shastri in the post-match press conference. "Have a drink on my name. When you post those kinds of things, so many people have a laugh," the India coach said. "Enjoy, it doesn't affect me.” View the full article
  3. The premier on Twitter says India's oppression of Kashmiris is a blot on the international community's collective conscience
  4. WHO says India accounted for nearly half coronavirus cases reported last week and a quarter of the deaths
  5. Mamata Banerjee set to be chief of West Bengal after her party wins more than 200 seats in the 294-seat state assembly
  6. OTT platforms became a huge hit in the last couple of years but weren't as popular. Thanks to the lockdown in 2020 and then again in 2021, these OTT platforms have now become a saviour. While these platforms have been a boon for the new talents, some of the senior actors too carved a niche for themselves through digital means. These actors probably didn't have a good run in Bollywood but OTT platforms did give a boost to their careers. Let's take a look at the Indian actors who shoneQ on OTT platforms. 1. Pankaj Tripathi © Instagram/Pankaj Tripathi Pankaj Tripathi indubitably tops the list. The actor ventured into Bollywood with the movie Run but his talent was recognised only after the release of Mirzapur and then again in Sacred Games. With his immaculate acting skills in these series, he was highly accoladed for working with OTT platforms than in Bollywood. 2. Nawazuddin Siddiqui © Netflix Sacred Games changed Nawazuddin Siddiqui's career completely. His role as Mumbai's don called Ganesh Gaitonde became a massive hit and people started recognising him after he delivered a masterpiece. After Sacred Games, Nawazuddin continued to stun the audience with more projects including Raat Akeli Hai and Serious Men. 3. Sobhita Dhulipala © Amazon Prime Video After several rejections and doing small roles, Sobhita Dhulipala landed on a huge project that changed her career 360 degrees. After her stint in Zoya Akhtar's Made In Heaven, Sobhita truly became an overnight sensation. While season 1 was a huge hit, the audience is now waiting for the release of its 2nd season. 4. Jaideep Ahlawat © Amazon Prime Video Jaideep Ahlawat gave several performances but didn't receive enough credit for his acting skills. But, Anushka Sharma Production company made Paatal Lok was a huge career shift for Jaideep. After this web series, he proved his acting prowess recently in Ajeeb Dastans. 5. Manoj Bajpayee © Amazon Prime Video Manoj Bajpayee is one of the finest actors but his talent was recognised more on OTT platforms than in Bollywood. His role in The Family Man, as an intelligence officer, showed that Manoj is truly a deserving actor. The second season of the series is slated to release in 2021. 6. Radhika Apte © Netflix Radhika Apte may have started her career being a part of several Marathi, Hindi or English movies. But, she is now called the queen of OTT. Several series on digital platforms made Radhika a part of their script and the actress hit each role out of the park with her impeccable acting skills. Think Lust Stories, Sacred Games, Raat Akeli Hai, all of which showed that she is a self-made actress. 7. Divyendu Sharma © Amazon Prime Video We all remember him as Liquid from Pyaar Ka Punchnama but it still wasn't a huge hit for the actor. He then had Toilet: Ek Prem Katha as well. But, when he played the role of Munna Bhaiya in Mirzapur, he allured the audience with his dark yet loveable character. Viewers couldn't help but praise him for his performance. View the full article
  7. They say while they are flagging mutations, there was no reason currently to believe they were expanding or could be dangerous
  8. Indian rickshaw driver helps coronavirus patients reach hospitals, refuses to charge them even a single rupee
  9. Travellers heading to Norway from Pakistan will now be required to quarantine at a hotel; Iran closes land borders
  10. An Indian woman can be seen in a rickshaw, sprinkling water on her husband's face and giving him CPR
  11. The second wave of the coronavirus in India has led to all sorts of troubles in the country, both for the common people and the sportspersons who became a part of the ongoing Indian Premier League 2021, with the hopes of having a good season, free of ill-health or injuries. Already, three Australian players have announced their departure from the league for this season and are experiencing an exodus with the lack of support from the Indian and the Australian governments, with regards to their travel plans. Australian cricketers won't be given priority to return from India, Prime Minister Scott Morrison saying, "they've travelled there privately". #auspol pic.twitter.com/LPhV462YID — 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) April 27, 2021 However, when it comes to international concerns being made towards India and the world’s biggest, most devastating COVID-19 outbreak ever, the Aussies have also shown a lot of empathy and willingness to support the cause in whatever way possible. The greatest example of this was seen earlier in the week when one of the best pacers in the world, Pat Cummins donated $50,000 to PM CARES COVID-Relief Funds with the expectation that the money will be used to buy oxygen cylinders. pic.twitter.com/2TPkMmdWDE — Pat Cummins (@patcummins30) April 26, 2021 "There has been quite a bit of discussion over here as to whether it is appropriate for the IPL to continue while COVID-19 infection rates remain high," Cummins wrote. "I'm advised that the Indian Government is of the view that playing the IPL while the population is in lockdown provides a few hours of joy and respite each day at an otherwise difficult time for the country. "As players, we are privileged to have a platform that allows us to reach millions of people that we can use for good. With that in mind, I have made a contribution to the 'PM Cares Fund,' specifically to purchase oxygen supplies for India's hospitals." A day later, all-time Australian legend Brett Lee announced that he had donated 1 bitcoin towards the same cause which would essentially mean approximately Rs 42 lakh to Crypto Relief. Tons of fans hopped on to Twitter to ask the former cricketer ‘thanking him’ for not donating the amount to the PM CARES program like Pat: Thanks for the awesome support, Brett Lee. And thanks for not giving the fund to PM Cares. You are both kind and smart. 🏼 — megsy (@megh_vk) April 27, 2021Brett Lee contributes now. Not to PM Cares Fund though https://t.co/NmeYSbmWKa — Vishesh Roy (@vroy38) April 27, 2021Brett Lee also donated, glad that he didn't donate to PM cares fund. https://t.co/mpL3HfkwEf — Ahmed | احمد (@Ahmed_Brilliant) April 27, 2021Brett Lee donated about 41 lakhs to purchase oxygen supply to hospitals in India thank god he didn’t donated to PM cares fund otherwise that money will be spent to buy MLA in any state thanks Lee ️️ pic.twitter.com/GFHJIXlqLz — Sheikh Humza (@SheikhHumza12) April 27, 2021 View the full article
  12. The Indian Premier League clash between two of the most struggling franchises of the season, Punjab Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders took place yesterday and as if the fans didn't already anticipate it, the match turned out to be a low-scoring affair with many even getting “Test match” vibes out of it. Losing the toss, KL Rahul’s squad was made to bat first at Ahmedabad’s Narendra Modi Stadium - one of the two venues for the second leg of the 14th edition of the tournament, given the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Today is the final IPL match at Chepauk and Wankhede. From tomorrow the leg will move to Ahmedabad and Delhi for the next 16 league matches. — Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 25, 2021 Nonetheless, the match was quickly won by Eoin Morgan’s side within 17 overs, albeit at the loss of five of their finest batsmen. It took a captain’s knock to get the Kolkata side just their second win of the season which boosted their position from the bottom of the IPL Points Table to the number five position, even though they have played one match more than the rest of the teams. However, it is the Punjab squad and their disappointing run during IPL 2021 that has caught the attention of the fans. The fact that despite having a loaded roster with names like KL Rahul and Chris Gayle at the top of their batting order and Mohammed Shami leading the bowling attack, the team struggles to win matches so much has become astounding for those who support the team passionately. KL Rahul is at a loss of words #PBKSvKKR | #IPL2021 — ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) April 26, 2021 Many have blamed the lack of leadership skills shown by Rahul as the leading reason behind Punjab’s disappointing series so far while others are going for a deeper analysis. The head coach of the franchise, Anil Kumble has now come under fire for not being able to make the team function better regardless of the talented names onboard. The problem was Anil Kumble not Virat Kohli..Today we're seeing it live.!#KKRvsPBKS — Deep Point (@ComeonPant) April 26, 2021Absolutely!!! https://t.co/jTrjnBR197 — Parth Dhanesha (@iampaarth_) April 26, 2021The feud between Kohli and Kumble is an ugly one. At the time of resigning from the position Team India enjoyed one of their most successful records when it came to bilateral series and went all the way in the Champions Trophy. But the way Kumble went out, making sure that the world knew about how Kohli was the reason for his resignation, made things exponentially worse for the two sides. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/eF5qVzdBRj — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 20, 2017 “I was surprised since I have always respected the role boundaries between Captain and Coach. Though the BCCI attempted to resolve the misunderstandings between the Captain and me, it was apparent that the partnership was untenable, and I, therefore, believe it is best for me to move on,” Kumble had written back in 2017. View the full article
  13. According to the spokesperson from the health ministry, not a single case of Indian coronavirus has been reported in Pakistan yet
  14. The Indian gaming community is now petitioning Sony to give a response on the status of the PlayStation 5 restock in the country. The PlayStation 5 launched in India on February 2nd 2021, however, due to the lower number of units available it instantly went out of stock leaving many gamers without a way to purchase the next-generation console. Since then, India has not seen a restock of the console by the Japanese company and it is now testing the patience of Indian gamers. © dennis-cortes-unsplash The petition was first spotted by IGN and the person who started the petition i.e. SV Yesvanth Kumar told the outlet that it was an effort to “bring to Sony’s attention that it cannot ignore the Indian gaming community for long.” Like many gamers, Kumar wasn’t able to secure a PlayStation 5 for himself at the launch and is not looking to purchase the console from the grey market. The petition on change.org has already got 2,767 signatures at the time of writing this story and is expected to grow further. “PlayStation 5 launched in the US in 12th November, but India got its launch in 2nd February. That's not the problem, the problem is that there's not even a single restock since then” the petition states with a frustrated tone. © charles-sims-unsplash There have been previous rumours suggesting the PlayStation 5 getting a restock in early April, however, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, it could have been possible that the restock was delayed even further. Multiple cities across the country have imposed a curfew/lockdown that only allows the movement of essential goods and services. Retailers like Amazon are only delivering essential goods in cities like Delhi and Mumbai which may be another reason for the delay. It would be interesting to see if Sony responds to the plight of the Indian gaming community either with a statement or a restock soon. Having said that, if you would prefer to get notified about the PlayStation 5 restock promptly, we recommend joining this Telegram Bot for instant updates. Source: IGN View the full article
  15. India has been ravaged by the tsunami of a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, leaving its health care systems to collapse and the country's major population in desperate need of hospital beds, medicines, test kits, and most importantly oxygen. There was no respite for the nation on Monday (April 26), as it recorded 3,52,991 fresh Covid cases and 2,812 deaths, setting a new record which only goes to prove exactly how the deadly virus is continuing to hold the country by its neck. © Swindia Meanwhile, international support poured out from various nations for India with the European Union, France, the United Kingdom, and even neighboring rival nations like China and Pakistan expressing its solidarity with the country. However, in what will uplift the spirits of Indians across the nation, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), lit up with the Indian tricolor to showcase for the country in its battle against the Covid-19 crisis. Tonight we stand in solidarity with #India 🇮🇳. Prominent landmarks in the UAE display the Indian flag as India #Delhi fights #covid19 #StayStrongIndia 🇦🇪 🇮🇳 #CovidIndia pic.twitter.com/zgQTbQRmKL — حسن سجواني 🇦🇪 Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) April 25, 2021 In a 17-second long video released in a tweet by the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, Burj Khalifa, which is the world's tallest building, displayed the deep saffron, white, and dark green colors of the Indian flag, following which it showed a message stating, "#staystrongIndia". The official Twitter handle of the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in the tweet, said, "As India battles the gruesome war against COVID19, its friend UAE sends its best wishes. Burj Khalifa in Dubai lits up in (Indian tri-color) to showcase its support. #IndiaUAEDosti (IndiaUAEFriendship)." ⭐️As #India battles the gruesome war against #COVID19 , its friend #UAE sends its best wishes @BurjKhalifa in #Dubai lits up in 🇮🇳 to showcase its support#IndiaUAEDosti @MEAIndia @cgidubai @AmbKapoor @MoFAICUAE @IndianDiplomacy @DrSJaishankar @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/9OFERnLDL4 — India in UAE (@IndembAbuDhabi) April 25, 2021 The warm gesture of support from the UAE, which is already sending a huge shipment of oxygen concentrators to the country, garnered the attention of social media users in India, who thanked the Arab nation in return. Emotional support plays an equally important role in the path of recovery. This is beautiful and much appreciated. We shall overcome and continue being supportive to each other. — Sapna Madan / सपना मदान (@sapnamadan) April 26, 2021Thank you so much Dubai and especially Saudi Arabia because he is sending oxygen for India @KingSalman @IndianEmbRiyadh — Ali sahid Saifi (@SahidaliAli) April 25, 2021India is fighting back with strong desire. #loveforindia #IndiaFightsBack Thankyou @UAEembassyIndia @BurjKhalifa for your Huge support for Indian people. We are true friend and longlive🤝🏼 Jay hind🇮🇳🇦🇪 showing your love and prayers for India during our biggest battle — Rajesh🇮🇳if anybody needs help pls contact me (@RajeshROfficial) April 26, 2021India and Indians loves this gesture thank you UAE Love and respect from India ️🇮🇳#IndiaFightsBack — Rashmi D (@rashmia101) April 25, 2021India and Indians loves this gesture thank you UAE Love and respect from India 🇮🇳#IndiaFightsBack — Manash Dewanji (@ManashDewanji) April 26, 2021We NOW very well know who our friends are during this time of need! Long live the UAE! Long live the leadership!! — Priceless 🇮🇳 (@Bhagwaa) April 25, 2021Thankyou, UAE, Its Kingdom, The King & Crown Prince. India & World, together with at most resolute focus,will defeat Covid19 once for all. — Venkatesapalani Thangavelu (@Ven070670) April 26, 2021Thank You, UAE! You hv been a true friend🇦🇪🇮🇳 — 𝕶𝖗𝖎𝖘𝖍𝖓𝖆🇮🇳 | shadowbanned for life🏼 (@krishnajindal07) April 25, 2021Jai Hind to all Thanks #IndiaUAEDosti Our Elders always teach Us Never Forget Friends who help U in Difficult and Bad Time Sir's All True Friends Come Out for Help with SMILE — k suhas (@khedkar_suhas) April 25, 2021Thanks for supporting india .. Mera bharat mahan 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳 — B Das (@das_basabi) April 25, 2021Thanks Dubai for supporting India & giving encouragement to fight.v Indians appreciate this !!!jai hind — jignasukhadia (@jignasukhadia) April 25, 2021I heartly thank DUBAI 🥺for their help Thank u So much Dubai and this burj khalifa msg was beautiful — Shruti_Raj_Sharma (@ShrutiRSharma13) April 26, 2021Thank you from zillion hearts to the entire UAE, thank you so much — Dr.Nandita Pokhriyal INDIA (@Drnpokhriyal) April 25, 2021 View the full article
  16. The Marvel Cinematic Universe has come a long way since the first Iron Man movie which came out in 2008 and has enjoyed global fame since then. One of their biggest fan-following comes from India so it is only obvious that the guys in the studios try to give us a shoutout from time to time. Here are the five major Indian references made in The Avengers and other MCU Movies: 1. Bruce Banner In Kolkata - The Avengers (2012) At the very beginning of The Avengers, Natasha Romanoff is given the task of locating Bruce Banner, who was trying to keep his calm in the “slums of Kolkata” and looking after the sick. 2. Terror Attack In Mumbai - Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) At the near end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Alexander Pierce tries to explain his plan to the World Security Council and talks to Councilman Singh dirently. Pierce asks him if he will be willing to use the S.H.I.E.L.D.’s resources to deal with a situation in which Pakistan attacks Mumbai. 3. Tony Stark Attends Indian Wedding - Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Although Robert Doney Jr. wasn’t really in India, the moment in the very first Spidey movie as an MCU product in which Stark is in the middle of an Indian wedding, surely surprised a lot of Indian fans. 4. ‘Glory To Hanuman’ - Black Panther (2018) When M’Baku makes his first appearance to challenge T'Challa for the throne, he says “Glory To Hanuman” signifying that the people of his Jabari tribe were the devotees of the Hindu god. However, the Indian Censor Board felt that this reference might hurt people’s religious sentiments and decided to bleep the god’s name from the film. 5. ‘Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba’ - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) This last one’s a bit tricky. While Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 didn’t really have any Indian reference, one of their marketing campaigns involved redoing the movie trailer with 1980’s superhit song Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba. While this experiment received mixed reactions from the fans, the film did exceedingly well in India and it is safe to say that the marketing stunt paid off. Also Read: 5 Times Iron Man’s Helmet Showed How Obsessed Marvel Studios Is With Attention To Detail View the full article
  17. Advertisements, unarguably, are important for the media to regulate the money flow in the business. From promoting their brands to making a difference with their products, brands have been using ads as a medium to reach a large number of people. Some advertisements were plain stupid and we have criticized them for their useless way of portraying the brand. There are some that did make sense but didn’t have any message attached to it. Well, we are going to talk about those ads that have managed to initiate a dialogue and challenged societal taboos which many have been following as age-old customs. 1. DoveThe recent Dove ad has a lot to offer as it has stories of women who had to battle criticism for their complexion and body structure during the matchmaking process, and the impact this has on their self-esteem. As these are real stories, they send out a very strong message that women shouldn’t be subjected to such societal taboos. Priya Nair, Executive Director, HUL & VP – Beauty and Personal Care South Asia opined, “In a country of 631 million women, it is unfortunate that there is such intense pressure to adhere to one definition of beauty. As owners of some of the largest beauty brands in the country, the onus to make beauty more positive and more inclusive is on us. Dove has always believed that beauty should be a source of confidence, not anxiety. With #StopTheBeautyTest, we want to go one step forward in that direction.” 2. Red LabelAs a society, we always have trouble accepting transgenders as equals. The recent ad of Red Label has touched this very topic and has shown how the transgender community is always subjected to prejudice. They are already treated differently and through this ad, the makers are trying to tell that we have to change our attitude and be more accepting towards them. Shiva Krishnamurthy, vice president, Tea and Foods (HUL), says, “Brooke Bond Red Label’s purpose is to make India more inclusive. We believe that a cup of tea can help us challenge stereotypes and bring people closer. Our latest TVC is yet another attempt to celebrate diversity and encourage people to embrace it.” 3. GilletteIf you have seen this ad, you would have an idea that it touched upon a topic that should have been discussed ages ago. Gillette is now urging men to embrace their vulnerability. From shedding tears to accepting that men can be vulnerable, the new ad is challenging all the notions of masculinity we all carry within us. Talking about the ad, Sandipan Bhattacharyya, Chief Creative Officer, Grey Group, said, “Gillette, as a leading male brand and advocate for men, believes in igniting conversations that raise and inspire the future generation of men. With #ManEnough, we want men breaking free of notions that crying makes them weaker and that it takes courage to show your vulnerability.” 4. All OutIn joint families, there have been instances wherein a mother is not even allowed to scold their children even after their wrongdoings because some relatives will always have issues with her tough nature and will land up ridiculing the mother for being harsh. This ad is trying to change that mindset and shed light on the correct parenting. Ann Mukherjee, Global Chief Marketing Officer for SC Johnson, said, “My hope is that this campaign will help initiate conversations within families and encourage support for raising happy, healthy children.” 5. TanishqAn advertisement by Titan Group’s Tanishq Jewellery featuring an interfaith married couple focused on Hindi and Muslim unity. It was one beautiful ad but only received backlash because of the backward mindset of people. The advertisement, which was released on 9 October, shows a Muslim family preparing a traditional Hindu baby shower for their pregnant Hindu daughter-in-law. It was accused of promoting ‘love jihad and ‘fake secularism’. We wish people had understood the real sentiment behind the ad. Have you seen all these ads? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  18. The virus variant was found in "a passenger who was transiting through an airport," says public health authority
  19. COVID-19 surges are placing a major strain on healthcare systems across world, with no end in sight
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