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  1. Building strong immunity is not something that requires rocket science but a little discipline in life. With a good diet, regular exercise and proper sleep, one can have a healthy and strong immune system to defeat any infection that enters the human body. The struggle begins with what comes under a good diet because all the nutritious foods can’t be consumed at the same time. For instance, according to Ayurveda, the best time to eat fruit is in the morning. So having fruits like bananas, peaches or pears (fruits which can be consumed empty stomach) at some other time of the day would not be that beneficial for the body as compared to having them in the morning. Let’s discuss a few easily available Ayurvedic solutions that could make your immunity healthier and stronger: 1. Amla (Indian Gooseberry) © iStock It is considered as a storehouse of Vitamin C. Amla has a very important and frequent role in various formulations and treatments in Ayurveda. This green fruit not only is a source of Vitamin C but Calcium, Potassium, Iron and Vitamin B-Complex. The anti-oxidants present in it help in fighting free radicals; Vitamin C keeps the hair color black and it acts as a shield against all the infections. 2. Khajoor (Dates) © iStock Mention of Khajoor in Ayurveda takes place quite frequently. People don’t just find it delicious and fleshy but it also carries some beneficial nutrients and immunity-boosting properties. It is a rich source of Iron, Magnesium, Selenium, Copper, Zinc and Vitamins A & B. Due to the abundance of iron in it; people with anemia are often recommended having dates. They are easy to add to your diet as dessert. 3. Moong Beans (Moong Dal) © iStock Do you often experience lethargy, tiredness, or irregular bowel movements or notice a thick white coating on the surface of your tongue? Ayurveda suggests moong daal for such conditions because of its rich fibre content along with other essential vitamins, proteins and minerals. The best way to get its maximum health benefit is by having moong dal khichdi. 4. Ghee © iStock In Ayurveda, ghee is used for both medicinal and cooking purposes. Rather than just healing or shielding from one particular disease, ghee helps in balancing your complete body function. One such ghee is Jiva A2 Ghee, which is sourced from the highest quality A2 milk from Gir cows. It has optimum levels of OMEGA 3 & OMEGA 6 fatty-acids which help in making the brain, heart, nervous system and eyes healthier, and boosts immune function naturally from within. 5. Turmeric © iStock Every one of us must have heard from our grandparents to drink turmeric milk when sick or wounded. Turmeric is suggested because of its immunity-boosting power and immense healing properties. It can be found in everyone’s kitchen, is used to enhance the colour and taste of the food. It also protects us from heart diseases and improves blood circulation in the body. ~ With Inputs from Dr Partap Chauhan, Director of Jiva Ayurveda, who is an author, public speaker, TV personality and Ayurvedacharya. View the full article
  2. Rakshabandhan marks an important day in the annual Hindu calendar. It’s an auspicious day when the bond between brothers and sisters is formally celebrated. Now, although certain aspects of celebrating the ‘vow to protect’ associated with Rakshabandhan is up for debate, let us utilise this very traditional understanding of the festivity to serve a greater cause. What I mean to suggest is that, this Rakshabandhan, let us make a few extra promises and extend protection and support to certain matters of great significance without limiting ourselves to vowing about protecting and supporting just our sisters. © Flickr Listed below are 5 such crucial matters that are affecting thousands of lives in our country and need our attention and support to turn over a fresh leaf, to grow and prosper or just exist happily and live to their fullest potential, because that is what they deserve. Let’s promise to protect and support: 1. Our EnvironmentThe on-going coronavirus pandemic might be the most obvious sign of distress that our planet and mother Nature could have given us. After centuries of exploitation and abuse, our environment, including the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we need to sustain and the resources we require to grow, is losing its power and purity. © Twitter - minatracks Glaciers are melting away at top speed, temperatures are constantly rising, sea water levels are going up, the air quality around the world is plummeting, massive wildfires, hurricanes and floods have become the new normal… The Earth is requesting us to slow down, introspect and change our destructive ways before we lead this beautiful planet down a road of devastation there would be no coming back from. So perhaps the least we can do is to welcome small and positive changes that would help heal and revive the environment and this planet. 2. The Minority Communities © indiatomorrow There is enough on-going talk around minority issues in the country. But without getting into that debate, let us instead do our bit to educate and amplify the needs of those who do not have the numbers to make themselves heard. Be it linguistic, religious or even cultural minorities comprising numerous tribes and castes, we need to admit that a majority of Indian population isn’t ‘privileged’. So let us try to learn, understand and help them make their lives better by saying no to discrimination in every form, by rejecting oppression of the backward and poor, by speaking up against exploitation and threats whenever we witness it. That’s the best way to keep our social fabric intact and allow age-old cultures and communities stay alive and thrive. 3. The LGBTQ+ Movement © Reuters Our fellow brothers and sisters from the LGBTQ+ community have just started to experience the taste of freedom. After years of struggles and innumerable instances of discrimination, attacks and ill-treatment, they are now finally living without fear. But is that all they deserve? Should they be content with only this win? No. They deserve so much more. They deserve to be respected and acknowledged, they deserve to feel safe and accepted, to be treated as equals and given the same rights and opportunities each one of us enjoy (and often take for granted) by virtue of being humans and citizens of India. The least we can do is support their fight to claim what rightfully belongs to them and help them live as happy, prospering individuals. We need to protect and build a future where they can truly live happily, regardless of who they choose to love or what their gender orientation is. 4. Those Who Can’t Speak For Themselves © Twitter Smaridh Raj By this I mean to draw your attention to the plight of harmless animals (and birds) who are abused and killed by selfish, cruel and diabolical humans who think they are the lords of the world. Recently, so many instances of animal abuse came into light, such as feeding elephants and cows food filled with crackers, which led to the end of innocent animal lives. That’s not all, so many pets and street animals have had to suffer in the hands of insensitive humans since the coronavirus outbreak with several owners disowning their pets and many others turning a blind eye towards hungry street animals or attacking those who tried to rescue/feed them. It’s time we truly and honestly start thinking about our responsibility as humans and do our bit to protect those who cannot speak up for themselves. These are just a few ways how making just four new promises this Rakhi can make this world a better place. Would you be making these promises? View the full article
  3. For ambitious and self-driven individuals, upgrading their cars is borne of aspiration. It isn’t just a mode of conveyance; it represents a step-up in life, being able to enhance the comfort of your loved ones, and underlining that you have arrived. That, in a microcosm, is what the New Dzire 2020 represents. It has a striking appearance, true sedan styling, interiors that signify indulgence, and a character that is subtle yet majestic. Here’s what makes the New 2020 Dzire the perfect car of you: Move Up In Style Maruti Suzuki Driving in style is always desirable. With its elegant silhouette, Bold Front Fascia, Auto-Foldable ORVMs, and Led Projector headlamps & DRLs, the New 2020 Dzire looks classy in every sense of the word. Step in and you’ll witness the plush beige interiors that are complemented by an exclusive wood finish and natural gloss effect on the dashboard. The upholstery with premium trims & champagne accents gives the sedan a premium look. Equipped with Superior TechnologyExperience automotive technology that is in sync with the times! The New 2020 Dzire has a coloured Multi-Information Display that makes accessing information easier, Auto Gear Shift which makes every drive effortless, and Cruise Control that enhances the overall driving convenience. Making the New 2020 Dzire more fuel-efficient is the Idle Stop-Start function. This feature turns off the engine when the car is in idle at a standstill (at traffic lights), and turns it on again when you depress the clutch. This along with the advanced Dualjet, Dual VVT petrol engine helps the Dzire deliver the best-in-class mileage of 24.12 km/l*. Sounds like the complete package, right? But, there is more! Interiors That Impress Maruti Suzuki The interiors of the New Dzire 2020 are a sight to behold. Plush, airy and spacious, the sedan has ample legroom and headroom to ensure comfort during long drives and hectic city traffic. The rear AC vent and rear armrest with cupholder make sure that everyone is comfortable in the back seats. How can we forget about music! The Smartplay Studio System with steering mounted controls in the New 2020 Dzire ensures that entertainment is at your fingertips. In a nutshell, the New 2020 Dzire is the perfect amalgamation of style, comfort and technology, making it the ideal car for you and your family. Still not convinced? Book a test drive and see for yourself. *Company-claimed mileage figures that are stated on the brand website for AMT variants. View the full article
  4. Jeff Mermelstein, a renowned, New York-based photographer took up a special project before the global coronavirus pandemic to capture textual conversations, a practice that is strangely too familiar to us. © New York Post/ Jeff Mermelstein With over three decades worth of experience, Mermelstein started working on the new pet project since October, 2017. The goal was to document the strange text messages that people send to each other while out on the streets. Honestly, this sounds like our neighbors who ask us questions on the regular that they have no business knowing. © New York Post/ Jeff Mermelstein Mermelstein, in an interview with New York Post, explained, "In the midst of making pictures with my iPhone for [my series] “Streetwork,” I saw a woman, ...she was typing on her phone. I went and made a picture of her screen, and after looking at my picture, I saw what was on the screen: It was a Google search about wills, and it had something to do with $6,000 in the attic. It was fascinating, and that kind of opened up a door of awareness. © New York Post/ Jeff Mermelstein That was just the beginning for Mermelstein, he would often be successful in taking shots of phone screens on the streets of New York. However, amid the pandemic, his work has slightly shifted focus. Mermelstein says that "more often than not," people wouldn't even notice the fact that their screens were being captured. This also reminds us of prying relatives who always want to stay updated with the ongoings of our lives. However, for aspiring photographers who wish to engage in 'prying photography, Mermelstein suggests that one needs to be quick in taking the shot. However, Mermelstein made sure that all the names were left anonymous in the final shots that were made available later. © New York Post/ Jeff Mermelstein Mermelstein attempted to capture the element of "surprise and the absurd" in these textual conversations. © New York Post/ Jeff Mermelstein While these texts are definitely insightful, we can't dismiss the fact that they hit too close to home. Occasions like family gatherings, board exam result day, or even casually running into neighbors are filled with prying, absurd questions that are just too similar to these texts. View the full article
  5. Phone charging speeds are getting faster with each year and soon, it will become a thing of the past where we have to wait for hours. In fact, OPPO has been making huge strides in fast charging technology and even licenses their tech to other brands like OnePlus and Realme. Last year, the company announced a 65W charger that could charge some of their phones in 30 minutes. © iQoo_Weibo This year, OPPO has improved the charging tech and now claims that their new 125W charger will be able to fully charge a smartphone in 15 minutes. Vivo has already shown off 120W charging tech for their sub-brand iQOO and can charge the phone’s 4,000 mAh battery in 15 minutes. The company did post a video of the demo, however, we could not see it for ourselves since Weibo is blocked in India at the moment. So far, we’ve already seen companies like Realme and OnePlus bringing faster charging speeds for their phones and in some cases; even wireless charging. It is worthy to point out OPPO and the subsequent brands do not use power-delivery charging protocols and instead, use their own proprietary method called SuperVooc. If you don’t like waiting to charge, the wait is almost over. #FlashForward pic.twitter.com/Uq54uJEphQ — OPPO (@oppo) July 13, 2020 However, it remains to be seen whether OPPO will be able to roll out 125W chargers in mass in the near future. Currently, OPPO will be officially announcing the 125W charger on 15th July and may just be called "super flash charge”. © OPPO Fast charging on phones does not only depend on the higher wattage as it also depends on the device you are using and how much electricity the phone’s circuitry is designed to take in. There are also different types of fast charging and if you want to know more about how it works, check out our guide here. What do you think about a 125W charger that can fully charge your smartphone in 15 minutes? Would you be interested in getting one for yourself or are you concerned that the fast charger may affect the battery life? Let us know in the comments. View the full article
  6. Weâve all tried our hand at using portable USB fans, handheld fans and anything else we can think of to keep us cool during the summers. However, there may just be the perfect gadget now available in Japan for everyone who needs a little bit cooling this summer. Sony created a wearable air conditioner called the Reon Pocket and has started selling it in Japan from this week. © Sony The wearable air conditioner was unveiled last year and Sony said the device supports both cooling and heating modes and can be used on the move. The device is quite small and looks very similar to Appleâs Magic Mouse. It can be worn near your neck and even comes with an undershirt with a pocket to place the Reon Pocket. The shirt is quite breathable as it is made of plaster fabric and has seams to hide the air conditioner in the pocket. You can also use your own undershirts but Sony suggests it should be loose and breathable clothing for the device to be effective. © Sony The Sony Reon Pocket is not meant to be used while working out or anything that involves intense sweating. In order to control the device, one needs to use its smartphone app that connects via Bluetooth. It can even be used manually as users can choose from four different temperature levels. The portable air conditioner is currently only available to buy in Japan and we desperately need it here in India as air conditioners are ramping up huge electricity bills ever since people have started to work from home. © Sony The Sony Reon Pocket costs around 13,000 Yen in Japan which translates to roughly Rs 9,100. The undershirt is sold separately for Rs 1260. However, there is no news whether we would see this product outside of Japan. Sony did show off a âLiteâ variant of the device last year where one could only use the manual modes; however, it seems like Sony may launch that later in the year. Would you buy a wearable air conditioner if Sony sold the Reon Pocket here in India? It does sound like a whacky idea but could just be the solution to our hot weather and high electricity bills. View the full article
  7. Amid the COVID-19 scare across the globe, people and especially celebrities are making the most of the lockdown period. Using the time at hand productively, many celebrities have taken to the fitness path and shed those extra pounds during this time period. The latest to join the league is Punjabi singer Guru Randhawa. Of late, Randhawa has been flaunting his all-new, perfectly toned body on his social media account. His latest few photos have him shirtless and showing off his well-cut physique. Well, those pictures are sure enough to inspire the lazy bums in us! He recently updated his profile pic with a stunning photo with the hashtag âeverydaystrongerâ. #NewProfilePic #everydaystronger ï¸ pic.twitter.com/v84sXfCgej â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 5, 2020 Earlier on Friday too he took to his Twitter account to share a photo with the caption, "I'm Loving it." Iâm loving it ï¸ pic.twitter.com/p4ohtmS2w4 â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 3, 2020 This was posted a day after he shared on his Instagram account about his fitness journey. He wrote, "The CHAMP IS HERE. Thanks to my coach @mouyiefitness for believing in me and working more harder everyday for my transformation. It's just a beginning. Thanks to @dabbooratnani sir for helping us in photoshoot through Video call with my team @thewhitecollarfilms and giving us such a great picture. @makeupbyastha did great job like always. My Guru Nanak dev ji helped me everyday with more power." The CHAMP IS HERE Thanks to my coach Mouyie Fitness for believing in me @DabbooRatnani sir pic.twitter.com/JZBuef0iWF â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 2, 2020Just wanna say ï¸ pic.twitter.com/Fzb4CxiKXt â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 4, 2020Late night picture ï¸ pic.twitter.com/oWpS7qRJIo â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 4, 2020#NewProfilePic #everydaystronger ï¸ pic.twitter.com/v84sXfCgej â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 5, 2020This is how my Sunday looks like. Prauntha with Dahi with achátale with Makhan and love ï¸ï¸ OMG incredible taste pic.twitter.com/DwELdx9qOk â Guru Randhawa (@GuruOfficial) July 5, 2020On the work front, the popular singer is back on stage. After his recent gig in Delhi, he told IANS, "I performed after almost three months and it was a good experience. Though the audience was limited, they were very entertaining. We sang songs that we usually sing for our shows and earned as well." View the full article
  8. Many of us are missing travelling right now and some of us even had big plans to travel this year but the pandemic has restricted us to do so. However, one Taiwanese airport has come up with a unique solution for people who are missing travelling. So, at Taipeiâs downtown Songshan airport, people can get a fake travel itinerary, and people can check-in and board the aircraft. However, the aircraft will never leave. © Reuters You are going to travel along with a total of 60 people to nowhere and thatâs the sad reality. Around 7000 people participated to take part and winners were chosen randomly. Also, it seems like such fake flight experiences will increase in the near future. After all, according to WHO, the pandemic is not even close to getting over. Hsiao Chun-wei, 38, said, "I really want to leave the country, but because of the epidemic lots of flights can't fly.â © Reuters According to the people who experienced it expressed that the whole process was very real. The passengers even got boarding passes and proceeded through security and immigration as we used to while travelling. And then boarded an Airbus A330 of China Airlines, where the people also got a chance to chat with the flight attendants. A 48-year woman said, "I hope the epidemic ends soon so we can really fly away.â Not only this, the airport is using the occasion to show off renovations and is also utilizing this chance to acquaint people with the Coronavirus prevention steps. © Reuters Due to COVID-19, fewer flights are flying and the numbers have plummeted by 64% in the first half of 2020. However, domestic travel is reportedly on a rise. In India, recently the government has lifted travel restrictions from everyoneâs beach destination Goa and all you need to do is follow a few rules to keep yourself safe amid the pandemic. View the full article
  9. When there is a bevy of talented actors in a movie, you are bound to praise it and somewhere, you are also sure of the content thatâs coming your way. As audience and media, we have earlier lacked appreciating the true form of cinema but now the wave is changing as we have started to notice the real talents at last. Yes, Kunal Kemmuâs tweet got us thinking about the fact why such talented actors are not given equal opportunities for the promotion of their movies. In a recently held press conference Kunalâs Lootcase was completely ignored , and surely it has the potential to connect with the audience because of the sheer simplicity in the subject. So, the trailer was released last year but the movie couldnât make it to the theatres and now, itâs releasing on HotStar along with a few other projects. Before it releases on the OTT platform, we are here to tell why it deserves an equal opportunity to shine like other mainstream releases. 1. Relatable Content And An Interesting StorylineIf you have seen the trailer, you might agree to the fact that it's a story that will connect to the audience because of its relatable content. The trailer accurately depicts the struggles of the middle class. So, the story revolves around Nandan Kumar played by Kunal who finds an unattended suitcase full of money and that completely changes the course of his life because soon after that, gangsters and politicians leave no stone unturned to make Nandanâs life a mess. 2. Witty Dialogues And Brilliant WritingThe trailer is packed with witty dialogues and we are sure that the movie has a lot more to offer in terms of its writing. It should surely be a much-needed break as we all are battling this negativity. There are a few comic liners that surely are a breather. 3. Kunal Kemmuâs PerformanceKunal Kemmu is one underrated actor that we havenât celebrated enough. From being a child actor to playing leads, Kunal has always aced his acting game. If you have watched his last outing Malang, Kunal showed his acting prowess and what he is capable of. It will be interesting to see how he pulls off his character and what he brings to the table. © PVR Cinemas 4. Gajraj Rao And Vijay Raaz: The Men Who Are Masters Of Their CraftGajraj Rao and Vijay Raaz need an introduction as they have never disappointed us with their craft. Whenever they take up a role, you can be sure that it will be a perfect display of their talent. In this movie, Gajraj plays the role of a politician and we really want to see how he adds his charm to the character written for him. Vijay will be seen playing the role of a gangster and it will be interesting to see such men in one frame. © PVR Cinemas © PVR Cinemas 5. Ranvir Shorey and Rasika Dugalâs Not To Be Missed Acts When you have actors like Ranvir and Rasika backing the script, you know the end product is going to be equally good. Ranvir as an actor is also someone whoâs underrated and we all need to start promoting the talents that deserve to be appreciated. Rasika, too, puts in her 100% to her character to make it look convincing and as realistic as it can be. © PVR Cinemas © PVR Cinemas We are excited for Lootcase! What about you? View the full article
  10. We have said it before, and we will say it again - although a film may initially draw audiences because of the star cast, and the names of on-screen talents, it is the director who ensures that the film is made so well that audiences keep on coming and buying tickets to watch the film. It is the director who ensures that a film, crosses the 200 or 300 Crore mark. © Viral Bhayani There are a few director siblings who are responsible for some of the most iconic films we have in Bollywood today. Now, when we say iconic, it is not necessarily in a good way. There are a few filmmakers, who have given us movies, that are âiconicallyâ bad, as in we donât really know how on earth were they approved. But they are few and far between. © Eros International The more pertinent point here is that there are a few great director sibling pairs, who have actually given us a few great films. This begs the question, is there a gene for storytelling that runs in their families? We think that probably, there is. 1. Abbas & Mustan Burmawalla © Viral Bhayani Of course, we have to start with the most iconic pair of sibling directors, Abbas & Mustan. Now, we agree that their films arenât as pathbreaking or critically acclaimed. However, if you look at their filmography, youâll see that the duo has done a lot for Indian cinema in terms of storytelling, and action films as a genre. Some of their films include titles like the Race trilogy, Khiladi, and Baazigar among a plethora of others. 2. Zoya & Farhan Akhtar © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors Do we really need to spell out why this particular pair of sibling directors are on this list? Zoyaâs filmography does not need any words, it is just fantastic. Clearly, she is one of the most talented directors we have today. As for Farhan, he single-handedly changed the course of Bollywood movies with Dil Chahta Hai & Lakshya. We genuinely wish we could see Farhan in the directorâs chair, more often. 3. Anurag & Abhinav Kashyap © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors Keeping aside oneâs political inclinations, there is really point in arguing over the fact that at one point in time, Anurag Kashyap was the face of parallel cinema in India. Anurag really pushed the envelope when it comes to Indian Cinema, and the kind of stories that we could tell on celluloid. Gangs Of Wasseypur, Paanch, Black Friday, Gulaal, Raman Raghav 2.0 - all these are films that practically lived on our tongues. Abhinav Kashyap on the other hand, reimagined the âCop Filmâ as a genre, with Dabanng. Sadly though, his next and final directorial venture, Besharam was a disaster. However, if we see the scripts that he has written since then, weâre pretty sure that he will do well when he finally gets to sit in the directorâs chair. 4. Farah Khan Kunder & Sajid Khan © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors Okay, this is a bit of a conundrum. Farah Khan as a director has sort of perfected the formula of a masala family entertainer, which, in spite of being a little over the top, were genuinely liked by the audience. She is iconic in that sense. Sajid Khan, on the other hand, has mastered how to make a senseless comedy that you cannot watch with any intelligence. We seriously donât know how or why is this the case, but Sajid Khan, at the end of the day, is also a âdirector,â in an iconic way - how not to be one. 5. Sanjay Leela Bhansali - Bela Bhansali Sehgal © Viral Bhayani Bet you didnât see this coming, did you? Sanjay Leela Bhansali is well, Sanjay Leela Bhansali - a filmmaker who has shown how to make one magnum opus after the other. Whether you like his films or not, you cannot deny that he knows how to set up a scene, and how to make some of the most visually stunning films that just makes us gasp. His sister, Bela Sehgal, is also a director. Her directorial debut, Shirin Farhad Ki To Nikal Padi was actually a great rom-com film, which had a poignant story. Unfortunately, it did not do well at the box office, and that was that. 6. Rohit & Hriday Shetty © IANS/Viral Bhayani Yup, Bollywoodâs most commercially successful director, has a sibling whoâs also a director. While Rohit Shetty is known for films that are full-on masala entertainers that somehow always make well over 100-150 Crores. Hridayâs filmography is rather different. They arenât exactly parallel cinema, and neither are they mainstream films - theyâre a hybrid of some sort. His filmography has titles like Chaalis Chauraasi, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Atul Kulkarni, Kay Kay Menon and Ravi Kishan, Pyaar Mein Twist starring Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, among a few others. 7. Yash Raj Chopra & Baldev Raj Chopra © Reddit/r/bollywooddirectors If there is one pair of sibling directors who have shaped Indian Cinema as we know it today, it has to be Yash Raj Chopra & Baldev Raj Chopra, or BR Chopra as he is popularly known. Between the two of them, the films they have directed can quintessentially be defined as Indian cinema. If you look at their respective filmographies, youâll see names that have not only shaped Bollywood, but also how they have defined how we consume visual entertainment. 8. Imtiaz, Sajid, & Arif Ali © Viral Bhayani There was a time when Imtiaz Ali was considered the director to work with. He still is one of the best directors of the current crop. There is just something about his way of telling a story that just resonates with everyone. His brothers, Arif Ali & Sajid Ali have also been credited as directors. Arif is also an accomplished screenwriter and has worked on a number of notable projects. View the full article
  11. Sushant Singh Rajput is gone leaving a void in the hearts of his family, friends, the ones he knew, and his fans. It's devastating and as it's said that when someone sets his or her foot on their last journey, they never come back. I had known Sushant for four years and let me tell you, he was one humble and down to earth human being who had no malice in his heart. I met him during the interviews for MS Dhoni: The Untold Story. I entered the vanity van and the conversation continued for a good 1 hour. When I was leaving, he asked me 'Won't you take a selfie as that's the culture now?' and I responded saying, 'I will take it when I will earn it and I just came to interview you and my job is done and I loved interacting with you'. We both laughed and connected because he remembered me, all credits to our interaction. We kept meeting for interviews, events, and even for a few parties hosted by some common friends. Sushant and I did talk over phone calls and messages at times but as time passed by, the interactions started to get lesser but we remained in touch and yes, he was a friend. Now, he is gone and all I see is the insensitive portrayal of his tragic demise. © MensXP It's hard to let go of people you know and have admired. I understand that there's this rage and we all need to know why he took such a tragic step but why can't we do it sensibly? A few media portals and news channels have gone way too far in telling the details of that morning when he left us. There are different conspiracy theories that are floating around but he doesn't deserve such a farewell. © MensXP His sister, Shweta Singh Kriti, also requested everyone to choose love over hatred. She wrote on her Facebook post (which she deleted a while back), "Mera baby, mera Babu mera Bachcha is not physically present with us anymore and it is ok... I know u were in a lot of pain and I know u were a fighter and u were bravely fighting it. Sorry mera Sona... sorry for all the pain u had to go through...if I could I would hav taken all ur pain and given all my happiness to u.Your twinkling eyes taught the world how to dream, ur innocent smile revealed the true purity of ur heart. You will always be loved mera Baby and so so much more... Wherever ur mera baby stay happy....stay fulfilled and know that everyone loved, loves u and will always love you unconditionally. All my dear ones... I know it is testing time... but whenever there is a choice.... choose love above hatred, choose kindness and compassion above anger and resentment choose selflessness above selfishness and forgive.... forgive yourself, forgive others and forgive everyone. Everybody is fighting their own battles.... be compassionate to yourself and be compassionate to others and everyone. Let not ur heart close everrrrrr, at any cost!!!! #Sushantsinghrajput." © Shweta Singh Kriti Facebook © Shweta Singh Kriti Facebook I wanted to give him a well-deserved farewell by talking about the acts of kindness he did over the years. 1. Donated Rs 1.25 Crore For Nagaland FloodsWhen many celebs didn't pay attention to the damage that happened in Nagaland in 2018, he stepped forward and donated a sum of Rs 1.25 Crore for the relief fund. CM Neiphiu Rio, in 2018, also tweeted about it and wrote, " I thank Sushant Singh Rajput @itsSSR for standing with #Nagaland. He personally handed over a cheque of Rs.1.25 crore towards CM Relief Fund. I am grateful to him and everyone who has come in support of our state #NagalandFloods #DonateForNagaland." I thank Sushant Singh Rajput @itsSSR for standing with #Nagaland. He personally handed over a cheque of Rs.1.25 crore towards CM Relief Fund. I am grateful to him and everyone who has come in support of our state #NagalandFloods #DonateForNagaland pic.twitter.com/AfL8uEwADd â Neiphiu Rio (@Neiphiu_Rio) September 4, 2018 2. Donated Rs 1 Crore For Kerala FloodsWe all remember how Kerala was submerged in floods and it was hard for the city to start functioning again. When a fan tagged him on Instagram saying that he wants to donate for Kerala funds but doesn't have money, Sushant went ahead and donated a sum of Rs 1 crore. Last Year Instagram Post Comment Of #SushantSinghRajput pic.twitter.com/pAyCRbrbbc â Narendra Modi fan (@narendramodi177) June 14, 2020 3. Sent Two Kids For NASA TrainingAs we all know that Sushant was interested in the theories of how space functions. He even went to NASA and also attended a workshop there. He also sent two kids to the space centre as they wanted to fulfill their dreams of understanding astronomy. Sushant, in an interview with IANS, told, "When I was a kid I really wanted to be an astronaut but I did not know where to go. I always wanted to go NASA but was declined again and again, so I got myself a really powerful telescope, which can zoom in on any crater on a bright moon night. It was two years back that I had a chance to go to NASA and I did a small workshop there. One year later I sent two kids to NASA, they were very bright kids and one of them won a gold medal there and he now trains to become an astronaut. I am now planning to send at least 100 kids this time to NASA." The first ever bollywood film to ever visit NASA for training #chandamamadoorke @itsSSR @NextGenFilm @sanjaypchauhan @ErosNow pic.twitter.com/m110yAI7SX â Viki .Rajani (@vikirajani) August 2, 2017 4. Very Approachable ActorHe had this personal connection with his fans on Instagram as he used to reply to them and their queries. Not every celebrity will take out the time to interact with his fans this closely. Let's remember him for his generosity and good deeds rather than anything else. Let's send him with love and positivity as he deserves a good farewell. Goodbye With Love, Sushant! View the full article
  12. At a time when people across the globe are actively raising their voices against the continuous racist attacks over the years and existing deep-rooted racism, here we come across a racist post in our own country. On one hand, people in the United States are protesting against racist police violence through the âBlack Lives Matterâ movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by a police officer in broad daylight. On the other hand, here in India, recently parents of a primary school in West Bengal's Burdwan district took to the streets to protest against an illustration that depicted a dark-skinned person as ugly. Till when are we going to relate dark-skinned people with ugliness? What's that sick mentality? Isn't it high time to get over such a regressive mindset? Whether USA or India or any part of the world, discrimination on the basis of the colour is far from over and needs immediate attention. Whatâs more shocking is that such sick mentality is being taught to children right from the beginning. For instance, this recent incident. #WestBengal #government has suspended two women teachers on the charge of #teaching pre-primary students from an #English alphabet book consisting of a portion derogatory to people with dark complexion https://t.co/ROFU6pILeJ â National Herald (@NH_India) June 12, 2020 According to news reports, the illustration in one of the chapters depicted âU for Uglyâ with a photo of a person with dark complexion, next to the word. Thatâs next level derogatory! These little minds are being corrupted by such unethical teaching. When the parents came to know about this, quite naturally, they weren't comfortable with the usage of an image of a black person next to the word âuglyâ in the children's curriculum book on alphabet and words. © BCCL Besides, Majumdar also demanded for the book to be withdrawn as it discriminates against dark skinned people. He said, "This book should be withdrawn soon. In any case, the education being given to children in the name of blacks will work to fill their tender hearts with inferiority complexes and discriminate against blacks. This is wrong." Why not "U" for "UNITY"..? â à¤à¤¤à¥à¤®à¤¨à¤¿à¤°à¥à¤­à¤° ã¢ãã (@abhit16) June 12, 2020 Meanwhile, news outlets tried to contact Swapan Kumar Dutt, District Inspector of School Primary Education, who refused to comment on the matter initially. But, he later accepted the fact that such education is not right. He said, "This kind of book is not an official book given by the school. We will still talk to the school about it. If needed the book should be changed." Soon, following a thorough investigation into this sensitive matter, two teachers were suspended with immediate effect. Also, stricter action is to be taken against them. Clearing the stance of the government in this matter, in an interview, Education Minister Partha Chatterjee confirmed that the textbook was not issued by the government. He said, "The book is not part of the text books referred by the education department. It was introduced by the school itself. We have zero tolerance for acts which instill prejudices into the minds of students." Instances like these make us question the existing teaching system in place that pays little to no attention to the existing social evils. Children should be made aware of such sensitive topics right from their childhood rather than corrupting their minds. This particular incident came into light when the father of a student was referring to the textbook and teaching him at home. He immediately informed other parents and the education department about the issue. View the full article
  13. Google CEO Sundar Pichai who was named as one of the Worldâs Most Reputable CEOs by Forbes in 2018, would have never imagined making it to such a reputable list, let alone becoming the CEO of one of Big Four tech giants of the world 27 years ago when he first set foot in the USA as Pichai Sundararajan. As a young man in his early 20s, Pichai had arrived in the US to pursue his Masters at the prestigious Stanford University, an opportunity that would go on to change his lifeâs trajectory and cost his family an entire yearâs worth of income. © Reuters Despite his humble beginnings, Sundar Pichai went on to write his future on his own terms, and revolutionised the world by changing how people interacted with technology using the internet and Google products that would become survival essentials in the future. But here are 10 other things about Sundar Pichaiâs humble beginnings which prove that strong intent and sincere hard work will always be greater than monetary riches. 1. Sudhar Pichai was born in a lower middle-class family in Chennaiâs Madurai where he lived with his parents and younger brother in a two-room apartment in Ashok Nagar. © wikibio 2. Sundar Pichaiâs father, Regunatha, worked as an electrical engineer at General Electric Company, while his mother Lakshmi worked as a stenographer. However, she eventually gave up her job after Sundar Pichai and his brother were born 3. Growing up, Sundar Pichai or his brother didnât have exclusive rooms for themselves in the house. And due to lack of enough space, Pichai and his brother would sleep on the floor of their living room. © Reuters 4. With his father as the sole earning member of the household, the Pichai family fell in the moderate income bracket and couldnât afford most luxurious commodities such as a refrigerator, television or a car. 5. Sundar Pichai and his family survived a major crisis due to a serious drought during his growing up years, which ended up having such a grave psychological impact on him that even today he sleeps with a bottle of water right beside his bed. © YouTube 6. Sundar Pichai was 10-years-old when his family could finally afford their first rotary phone. The functioning and usefulness of this device would go on to plant the seeds of technological curiosity and innovation in the mind of a young Sundar Pichai. 7. While most of his neighbours had refrigerators at home, Sudhar Pichaiâs family also got one of their own eventually, though much later. Recalling how it reinstated the power and value of technology in his mind, Sundar Pichai said, âWe waited a long time to get a refrigerator, too, and I saw how my momâs life changed: she didnât need to cook every day, she could spend more time with us. So there is a side of me that has viscerally seen how technology can make a difference, and I still feel it.â © YouTube 8. Since owning a car wasnât an option, Sundar Pichai depended on local city buses or an old Lambretta scooter the family had to serve as a means of transportation. 9. Upon his graduation from IIT Kharagpur, Sundar Pichai landed a scholarship to pursue his Masters from Stanford in the US, but the price of the air ticket alone cost more than his fatherâs annual salary. So Pichaiâs father took a loan and used up the familyâs savings worth $1,000 to fund his flight ticket and initial expenses. © Reuters 10. Pichai, who didnât have regular access to a computer until he moved to the US for his graduate school, shared that life in America was not any easier. The cost of living was expensive and he would have to pay $2 per minute for a phone call home. Even a backpack cost the same as his fatherâs monthly salary in India. Yet, despite all odds and a major academic shift, not only did Sundar Pichai continue to persevere, but he also went on to attain great success in his life. By simply believing in himself and putting in the hard work to turn his dreams into reality, Pichai Sundararajan became what millions only aspire to be, the CEO of Google. View the full article
  14. Our Verdict: A lockdown-worthy binge-fest (but itâs not for the faint-hearted). Revenge dramas set in the heartland are the winning genre of the season. But tread with caution because they arenât for everyone. MX Playerâs new Original Series Raktanchal is just what the trailer promised â a gripping and gory tale of vengeance. Set in the 1980s of Purvanchal, Uttar Pradesh, the show brings alive the tender wars that ruled the political power play. After the government back then decided to open lucrative projects for public bidding, it was no less than an unnerving war of tenders. The first episode âThe Bad Bloodâ introduces us to Waseem Khan, played by Nikitin Dheer, the mafia king of the tender war. With tenders rigged in his favour and money laundered right up to the top government official, he enjoyed unprecedented power in Purvanchal. That is until his well-oiled deal falls back with the entry of our anti-hero Vijay Singh, played by Kranti Prakash Jha. Driven by vengeance for his fatherâs death, Vijay Singh disrupts the tender chain and the result is bloody mayhem. Known for his negative role in Chennai Express, Nikitin Dheer fits the bill of Waseem Khan to the T. His cold and withering reel persona makes Waseem Khan one of the most feared gangsters. On the other hand, Kranti Prakash Jha aces the role of the underdog in this bloodbath. MX Player High on crime, drama, violence and crude language, the show is a sure-shot winner when it comes to the gangster genre. With new characters and plot twists introduced in almost every episode, the 9-episodic season one goes by in a flurry, leaving you on the edge of your couch wanting more. Director Ritam Srivastav cuts the long chase short with a fast-paced storyline. Raktanchal is also lead by a strong ensemble cast. From the calculative Pujari (played by Ravi Khanvilkar) to the reckless Sanki (player Vikram Kochhar), these characters extend significant support to the tale of Purvanchal. With violent plot twists and crude drama, Raktanchal makes for a quick lockdown watch. The show is available on MX Player and you can stream it for FREE with zero subscription! View the full article
  15. Sometimes all you need is a little piece of good news to cheer you up instantly. And despite the adversity the world is facing right now, some story from some corner of the country ensures we get our daily dose of positivity. One such story is of 20-year-old Janmoni Gogoi who hails from Assamâs Dibrugarh and works hard to run her family. Of late, owing to the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown, she has been selling vegetables on a bicycle to support her ailing parents. As soon as her story got published in newspapers, the police in Dibrugarh gifted a moped bike to the woman under the initiative of Assam police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta. Janmoni Gogo sells vegetables on a bicylcle to fend for her family. Inspired by her self respect & guided by our visionary @DGPAssamPolice Sir's direction to transform ourselves from police force to facilitators of economy, DYSP HQ gifted the little entrepreneur a moped / bike pic.twitter.com/kncyhRQEr9 â Dibrugarh Police (@dibrugarhpolice) May 11, 2020 As per the report, owing to the poor financial condition, Gogoi had to drop out of high school. For the last two years, she has been helping her mother sell vegetables at a market in her hometown. After the nationwide lockdown due to the deadly coronavirus was imposed in March, she started selling vegetables door-to-door on her bicycle. "I am thankful to Dibrugarh Police because they gifted me a moped bike to sell vegetables. After reports on me got published, people are coming to help me. I have struggled during the lockdown because I had to ferry vegetables on cycle and had to cover long distances on cycle. Now, I can easily take the vegetables on the moped bike," she said. "My father has been ailing for the last 18 years. He cannot walk, and my mother sells vegetables in the Borbaruah market to run the family. Since the nationwide lockdown, our business got affected. I then decided to sell vegetables on the cycle and started taking them door-to-door," she added. The residents of Ghogora village also heaped praises on the girl. One of the villagers said, âWe are proud of Janmoni because she is a true inspiration and encourages others with her good works. We hope for her future success.â Meanwhile, Dibrugarh police officer, who handed over the moped to Gogoi, said, âWe got to know about Janmoni from the media. Under Dibrugarh Superintendent of Police Sreejith T, we decided to help her but she refused to take any monetary help from us." "She had self-respect and didn't want any help from us. Then we decided to gift her a moped bike which will help her carry vegetables. We are proud of her and she is a true inspiration for others," the officer added. View the full article
  16. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, people across the world have suffered huge losses. As of now, COVID-19 has taken 293,547 lives and it continues to infect more people worldwide. However, besides the actual disease, casualties are also seen in the form of people who are working on the frontlines, or the ones who are dying from not having enough food and other supplies in this time of crisis. In India, migrant workers have been worst hit amid the lockdown, as they have no means to fend for themselves anymore. As they move in large numbers to go back to their hometowns, (as living in cities is not even an option anymore for them) without public travel facilities, they're dealing with hunger, exhaustion, and the sheer trauma of having their life uprooted in a jiffy. For instance, an NDTV reporter recently interviewed an auto driver, Md Jawed who was traveling with his family and relatives from Bhiwandi to Lucknow as living in Bhiwandi wasn't possible for the family anymore. The tempo approximately carried 19-20 people in it. मà¤à¤¦à¥à¤°à¥à¤ à¤à¥ à¤à¤¼à¤¿à¤à¤¦à¤à¥ à¤à¤¾ à¤à¥à¤ भरà¥à¤¸à¤¾ नहà¥à¤.. लà¤à¤¾à¤¤à¤¾à¤° हम मà¥à¤à¤¬à¤ नासिठहाà¤à¤µà¥ पर मà¤à¤¦à¥à¤°à¥à¤ à¤à¥ परà¥à¤¶à¤¾à¤¨à¥ à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ बता रहॠहà¥à¤, à¤à¤ भॠयहॠà¤à¤° रहा था.. सà¥à¤¬à¤¹ 10 बà¤à¥ à¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¥à¤¬ वासिà¤à¤¦ मà¥à¤ हमारॠमà¥à¤²à¤¾à¤à¤¾à¤¤ मà¥à¤¹à¤®à¥à¤®à¤¦ à¤à¤¾à¤µà¥à¤¦ सॠहà¥à¤.. à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¥ परिवार à¤à¤° à¤à¤¾à¤à¤µ à¤à¥ à¤à¥à¤ लà¥à¤à¥à¤ à¤à¥ मिलाà¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¥à¤¬ 20 लà¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤®à¥à¤ªà¥ सॠà¤à¤¾ रहॠथॠpic.twitter.com/TZCAyjjAVV â sohit mishra (@sohitmishra99) May 11, 2020 Things took a turn for worse when the reporters while returning, spotted the same tempo that they had interviewed earlier that morning. The tempo had met with a gruesome road accident that took the life of the driver on the spot. While some family members were injured and admitted to a nearby hospital. Here take a look at the report. Ndtv à¤à¥ यॠरिपà¥à¤°à¥à¤ à¤à¤à¤¤ तठदà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¯à¥à¤à¤¾ pic.twitter.com/iSZ3czw0bH â Abhisar Sharma (@abhisar_sharma) May 12, 2020 The harrowing incident brings to light the horrifying reality of the lives of migrant workers amidst the coronavirus crisis in India. As PM Narendra Modi first announced the first phase of a nationwide lockdown on March 24, 2020, without a heads up, the migrant workers in metropolitans started struggling. With a meager, hand-to-mouth income that barely cuts it, meeting needs for weeks to come was next to impossible. In such a scenario, migrant workers in huge numbers had set out to return to their hometowns on foot given the fact that there was no alternative left for them. Walking hundreds of kilometers on foot meant that casualties increased by the day. This also brings into perspective the fact while some of us are comfortably cooped-up in our houses complaining about the monotony amid the coronavirus crisis, there are people out there struggling to make ends meet in unimaginable ways. Times like these easily highlight the growing difference between the privileged few and millions suffering in the country. While the government is increasingly looking out to help these workers, the efforts are not enough to help tackle the situation at hand. View the full article
  17. MCU action director Sam Hargraveâs latest release Extraction hit Netflix on April 24 - featuring plenty of balls-to-the-wall action, awesome performances from Indian actors such as Randeep Hooda and last but not least, Chris Hemsworth himself as Tyler Rake, a near-unstoppable black-market merc with a heart of gold. Cast alongside Hemsworth as Tylerâs handler and primary contact Nik, Iranian-born actress Golshifteh Farahani makes an appearance in this film, and if you think she seems familiar, youâd be right - sheâs got her own storied filmography that dates back all the way to 1998, and is one hell of a formidable talent in her own right. Here are a few surprising details on one of the filmâs hidden gems. Beginnings As A Child Actor © Farabi Cinema Foundation Born in Tehran in 1983, Farahaniâs relationship with acting began at the tender age of 6 when she was introduced to the challenge and prestige of theatre acting - a passion that sheâs kept close to date. However, it was at the age of 14 that she acted in her first film The Pear Tree (1998), for which she won the prize for the Best Actress from the international section of the Fajr film festival, immediately cementing her as one of Iranian cinemaâs rising new talents. Actingâs In Her Blood © Twitter @Ansherli20 Behzad Farahani, Golshifteh's father, is an actor and screenwriter himself. Golshiftehâs mother, Fahimeh Rahimnia, is also an actress and her sister, Shaghayegh Farahani, is in the business too. It only made sense for Golshifteh to continue in the family business, so to speak, even if her talents took her out of Iran as she began to explore roles in other countries, including the United States. Not Just An Actress © MACT Productions Aside from her pretty successful career in acting, Farahani has also dabbled quite seriously in music. Her underground rock band Kooch got the first prize at the 2nd Tehran Avenue Underground Rock Festival in 2003. Rock music and women singing are banned in Iran. Sheâs even melded together both talents - in her extremely well-acclaimed role in the 2007âs controversial The Music Man, Farahani plays the piano as part of her performance. Hollywood Presence © Amazon Studios Farahaniâs long list of roles isnât just limited to poignant and beautifully crafted Persian films - sheâs also taken on appearances in everything from major summer blockbusters to romcoms. Youâll find her in films such as Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Exodus: Gods & Kings alongside Aaron Paul and Christian Bale - while she played a lighter role alongside Adam Driver in 2016âs heartfelt drama, Paterson. Political Activism © Entertainment One One reason why Farahaniâs filmography gradually tapers away from her Iranian homeland is the deeply orthodox and inflexible state bureaucracy of Iran, which prohibits several freedoms of speech, particularly with respect to women. After she appeared nude in films and photoshoots, Iranian officials spoke out against her and it was reported that she had been effectively banned from the country. © Inforg-M & M Film Kft Speaking out against her exile, she said in a 2012 statement, âExile is like death. You cannot understand it until it happens to you. The whole world wants to see you as a victim and they push you to be even more a victim because they see you miserable and they feel good.â The actress has also taken on a role in Girls of the Sun, portraying the lives of Kurdish female insurgency fighters - a heavily political issue within the Middle East. With Extraction taking another notch in her long career, we canât wait to see her next appearance in film - perhaps a return to some of the touching dramas weâve seen before? View the full article
  18. Ramanand Sagarâs Ramayan first aired more than three decades ago in 1987. The amount of sentimentality and reverence the show enjoyed at the time, can be gauged not only by the testimonials the elders in our house share, but also by the showâs current rating on Doordarshan. © MensXP People flocked to the sets in large numbers to get a glimpse of Ram, Laxman and Sita, made immortal by actors Arun Govil, Sunil Lahri and Dipika Chikhlia. As the popular show is being rerun on DD National amid the country-wide lockdown, MensXP got in touch with the son of the showâs late art director. Mr Vipin Bhai Patel was kind enough to share some unknown facts and never-seen-before photos related to Ramanand Sagarâs Ramayan. © MensXP/Vipin Bhai Patel 1. There are many reports which claim that Ramayan was shot in Mumbai. But in reality, the show was shot in the Vrindavan Studio in Umargam, Gujarat. 2. Art director and the then owner of the studio late Mr Hirabhai Patel was responsible for designing all the major components of the show, right from the costumes, sitting areas, chariots to the set itself. © MensXP 3. Hirabhai Patel had also been well-versed in Trick Photography (a special form of photography that uses special methods to make unreal things seem very real), which gave the show a whole new dimension and made everything seem true to life. 4. Mr Hirabhai Patel acquired a 40-acre piece of land in Gujarat under a government subsidy scheme, and set up the Ramayan studio on it. © MensXP 5. The studio is located along a seashore and has multiple locations on its premises. Many scenes featuring the sea in Ramayan were shot inside the studio itself. It is also said that post the shooting of Ramayan, Shri Krishna was also shot in the same studio. 6. Son of Late Mr Hirabhai Patel and the current owner of Vrindavan studio, Vipin Bhai Patel also shared that director Ramanand Sagar and his father were close associates. The director would discuss various matters of the show with Hirabhai Patel and then decide on the future course of action. © MensXP 7. Reportedly, the shooting of Ramayan began in 1985 and went on for the next five years. 8. The studio was let out on shift basis and for every 8-hour shift, the renting changes would be Rs 2000. Every significant scene in the show, right from the jungle to the battle scenes were shot inside the studio. 9. The creation of particular elements of the set, including costumes, jewellery and even weapons were first hand-painted by Mr Hirabhai Patel upon discussing it with the director. Only then were they physically created. 10. Trick photography/videography would be used to make things appear larger than life on-screen. For instance, Ravanâs palace in the show seems humongous, but in reality, the palace was merely 4 feet in height. © MensXP Check out more never-seen-before photos here: © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP Inputs taken from an exclusive story covered by Mradul Rajpoot for MensXP Hindi. View the full article
  19. The coronavirus lockdown across the globe has brought a looming doom on humans at the moment. As we continue to stay in quarantine, the world is divided in several categories of lifestyle. On one hand we have the privileged lot which is trying hard to make it look like one long vacation, and on the other hand are people who cannot afford a single meal. Talking about first world problems in this pandemic, Indians are dying for âthekasâ to open so they can fill up their booze stock at home and continue having a quarantined life in peace. However, as per new guidelines, sale of liquor and cigarettes is banned, and maybe rightly so. The governor of Nairobi in Kenya has been the target of some flak after the COVID-19 care packages that are being given by the government include alcohol as well. âWe will have some small bottles of Hennessy in the food packs that we will be giving to our peopleâ¦â - Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko Note: WHO warns that drinking alcohol does not protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous pic.twitter.com/vuSuVAb8dy â Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) April 14, 2020 When the governor was questioned, he agreed to the claim and actually had an explanation for the same. He explained that alcohol is in fact a âthroat sanitiserâ although according to WHO, alcohol doesnât protect you from COVID-19 nor is consumption recommended. The video went viral on social media and people had many opinions around this move. Creative politician award to Mike Sonko governor of #Nairobi, #Kenya He distributed #COVID19 care packages included food, other needs & cognac, #Hennessy. Sonko suggested the #WHO suggested alcohol helps kill #Coronavirus, the Hennessy would serve as a âThroat Sanitizer.â ... â Delrish Moss (@Delrish_M) April 18, 2020 People actually want to vote for him and wish every government was this cool. Everyone is hating on the governor of #Kenya for giving out bottles of Henny in Rona relief packages but come on, I want my government to be this cool...@MikeSonko hook it up!!!! â Bill Tracy (@BillTracyIV) April 17, 2020Not sure about his choice of outfit here, but he had me at HENNESSY! pic.twitter.com/XRKvdyU6zz â Shawnasaurus Rex (@ShawnG927) April 18, 2020 Jokes apart, some people didnât find it cool and called him out for this health hazard. There is alot of ignorance as regards preventing COVID19 in Africa, just heard a governor in Nairobi Kenya shared cognac to his people claiming it kills coronavirus, some Men for Naija go like that kind Governor ooooo â Owen Gee (@OfficialOwenGee) April 17, 2020His hand sanitizers are pretty cool actually with all that customisation included. I wonder if it has a personalised not as well? © Twitter/ _Kimenyi All things said and done, hope you are staying indoors and adhering to the government rules. source: CNN View the full article
  20. Amid the ongoing coronavirus lockdown, like us, animals are also experiencing a new everyday reality sans the dominance of humans in their lives. While for some animals this might be a good thing, for others it means going days at end without any food as they're primarily dependent on leftovers spilled by us. © Twitter/Khushboo Soni In such a scenario, police officers and animal activists have been taking care of stray animals who have been struggling to scout for food. In Uttar Pradesh, for instance, cops were recently spotted in a video feeding a troop of hungry monkeys. Now, another viral video on social media, shows a cop feeding a banana to a monkey with no hands. The heartwarming video, which looks like it was probably shot at a police station, shows the cop peeling and feeding a banana to an amputee monkey. Police Officer feeding an amputee Monkey. pic.twitter.com/7IKBGLlAy6 â Khushboo Soni (@Khushboo_) April 17, 2020 The policeman is seen wearing a face mask to protect himself whilst talking on the phone and holding a banana which he then peels and feeds to the monkey who is sitting right beside him. "Police officer feeding an amputee monkey," wrote a Twitter user, Khusbhoo Soni who shared the video this morning. © Twitter/Khushboo Soni Reportedly, the video, has been viewed more than 28,000 times on Twitter and has also been retweeted over 2,000 times. In the comments section, many praised the cop. Can someone let me know which station is this i would like to thank the gentleman â Siddhartha (@myBharatMahaan) April 17, 2020 What do you think of the video? Let us know using the comments section. View the full article
  21. Amid the nationwide lockdown owing to the outbreak of the deadly Coronavirus, which came into effect from March 25 and now extended till May 3, all passenger train services and domestic and international flights have been suspended. However, as per the recent developments, two special trains are scheduled to run on April 17 and 18 for the Indian Army personnel. According to a news report in HT, citing national security reasons, the central government has given permission for the running of two special trains to be deployed for the Indian Army personnel, according to officials aware of the development. The Ministry of Home Affairs has given its nod for the running of two special trains for security forces, the officials said. âThe MHA authorities have given their nod for deploying two special trains for security forces,â HT quoted a senior official on request of anonymity. This initiative to run two military special trains is in a bid to meet the operational requirements for Northern and Eastern borders. âThese are, Bangalore - Belgaum- Secunderabad - Ambala- Jammu on April 17, and Bangalore - Belgaum- Secunderabad - Gopalpur - Howrah - NJP - Guwahati on April 18,â the official said. âThis will enable decongestion of Category A and B training establishments at Bangalore, Belgaum, Secundrabad & Gopalpur as well assist in op preparedness of active formations deployed in the borders. Only personnel due to rejoin units deployed in northern and eastern borders and have undergone mandatory Quarantine period/ found medically fit will be accommodated. Further coordination with the Ministry of Railways is in progress for planning additional trains in coming weeks.â the official further added. Hundreds of soldiers, who have finished their training at key centres such as Bengaluru, Secunderabad, Gopalpur and Belgaum, need to be moved for their deployment. âOnly personnel due to rejoin units deployed in northern and eastern borders and have undergone mandatory quarantine period/found medically fit will be accommodated. Further coordination with the Ministry of Railways is in progress for planning additional trains in coming weeks,â the official said. Owing to the current situation of nationwide lockdown, the Indian Railways is only running freight and parcel trains for an uninterrupted supply of essential goods. View the full article
  22. While the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to tighten the noose across the globe, the deadly virus has had a major impact on the United States of America (USA) in a span of just a couple of months. From recording just 75 confirmed cases on 1st March, the tally of positive COVID-19 cases in the US has risen to over 6 lakh alongside more than 28,000 deaths. Affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, like other multiple companies, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has taken a sensational decision of furloughing a portion of its workforce and releasing on-screen talent. A total of 20 wrestlers have been let go by the WWE management in a bid to to improve their cash flow. BREAKING: WWE has come to terms on the release of Drake Maverick (James Curtin), Curt Hawkins (Brian Myers), Karl Anderson (Chad Allegra), EC3 (Michael Hutter) and Lio Rush (Lionel Green). We wish them all the best in their future endeavors. https://t.co/cX449nNSLU â WWE (@WWE) April 15, 2020 Former world champion Kurt Angle, former tag-team champions Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows, former cruiserweight champion Lio Rush, former 24/7 champion Drake Maverick, former Intercontinental champion Zack Ryder, former US champion Rusev and 13 other wrestlers have all been fired. The desperate decision taken by WWE has attracted all sorts of responses from the fans and wrestlers alike. But, reacting to the news, wrestler Drake Maverick's emotional outburst on social media highlights the true extent of WWE's latest decision. In an emotional video posted to Twitter, Maverick, who won the 24/7 title five times and had been a heavily featured act on television, said he will still be seen in WWE's cruiserweight tournament this month. But after that, his wrestling career is likely over. My immediate thoughts.@WWE @WWENXT #WWE #NXT @TripleH @ShawnMichaels #Cruiserweight pic.twitter.com/Afw58V7eo1 â Drake Maverick (@WWEMaverick) April 15, 2020 "It's affecting people's lives. It's affecting people's jobs. It's affecting the way people make a living," said 37-year-old Maverick. "I'm very fortunate that WWE is still allowing me to compete in the NXT cruiserweight title tournament, but it's very likely that those will be the last matches that I ever have. There's a lot of people I'm not gonna get a chance to say goodbye to that I really love and I really care about...It's not about a title anymore. It's about my life. It's about the fate of my family, paying my bills," he added. As soon as his post surfaced on social media, Maverick's fellow wrestlers and fans offered their support in heartfelt messages to console the emotional wrestling star. Youâre going to be ok brother. In due time you will be back in the ring â Kurt Angle (@RealKurtAngle) April 15, 2020Ur not finished yet my friend. This is only the beginning for you. U are too talented, bring much to the table & ur an asset to any wrestling company out there. This is not the be all end all for you. Excited to see whatâs next for you. Chin up. You got this Spuddy buddy. ?????? â ?Velvet Sky? (@VelVelHoller) April 15, 2020Nothing but love and respect for such a genuine human being ?? good things will come â Raquel González (@RaquelWWE) April 15, 2020Powerful. Love ya, my friend. â #BROKEN Matt Hardy (@MATTHARDYBRAND) April 15, 2020We love you. This isn't the end, it's just goodbye for now ?? â WWE on BT Sport (@btsportwwe) April 15, 2020You quickly went from being a coworker to one of my close friends. You are such a good person - one of the best and I know things will end up working out for you even better than you could have imagined. So thankful to have gotten to work with you. I hope we get to do it again.?? â Kayla Braxton (@KaylaBraxtonWWE) April 15, 2020You are so incredibly talent & smart. This pain too shall pass. ???? â Leva Bates (@wrestlingleva) April 15, 2020We love you ?? â Bea Priestley ????????? (@BeaPriestley) April 15, 2020Damn it, this made me cry...I am so sorry to you and everyone on this terrible day â The IWC Messiah (@JDfromNY206) April 15, 2020Love you buddy â Zelina Vega (@Zelina_VegaWWE) April 15, 2020Love you. Stay strong. â The HBIC (@MiaYim) April 15, 2020This video broke my heart. This reminds you that itâs real. â Justin Digby (@JJDigby85) April 15, 2020bloody heartbreaking, this. Wishing you all the very best for the future â Ross Tweddell (@RossOnRasslin) April 15, 2020 View the full article
  23. Calling Tanishk Bagchi the âBadshahâ of remixes wonât be wrong as he is the one behind taking all the original songs like Tu Cheez Badi or Aankh Marey and making it to something completely different or as we call it in the millennial lingo, âremakesâ. A while ago, he dropped one of his remixes, Masakali 2.0, that features Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria. While we all loved the Delhi-6 track, we can not say the same about this one because itâs completely ruined and Tanishk has taken away the essence of the original song which we missed in this one. In one of the interviews, Tanishk had said, âI just want them to understand that the original track is still available for them to listen to. People had forgotten Aankh Marey. But today, every club in the country is playing it. I am just bringing back forgotten hits.â Well, I agree with your argument of bringing golden songs back for the millennials to consume, but who has asked you to take away the whole essence of the original one? Also does bringing back forgotten hits include making us forget the original? Donât you think itâs high time for you to leave remixing old songs and give us some original tracks? There are many songs that you have butchered to death but here are 5 songs which we feel were ruined to death by the composer: 1. Masakali 2.0With Masakali 2.0, heâs added all the elements that have ruined the original song for many listeners and we wonât blame them for sticking to the old version. We were happy listening to the original one till you dropped this âbombâ online today. Remixed Version Original Version 2. Mere Angne MeinThis was nothing but a cringe-fest. Did he not take into account that the original track in Amitabh Bachchan's Laawaris has a separate fan following and obviously have emotions connected to it? Probably he ignored it completely because the end result wasnât that pleasing to the ears. Remixed Version Original Version 3. Yaad Piya Ki Aane Lagi I am sure the 90s kids would have loved this Falguni Pathak song because we have dreamt about our first crushes through this song in our school days. So, he conveniently decided to ruin that too for us with the Divya Kumar Khosla version. Remixed Version Original Version 4. O Saki SakiWonder what was he thinking before making this one! Even Nora Fatehiâs sexy moves couldnât help this song from its ultimate doom. It was one of the popular chartbusters, thanks to Sanjay Dutt and Koena Mitra, but he clearly didnât think it can backfire. Remixed Version Original Version 5. The Humma SongFor music lovers, Humma Humma by AR Rahman was one of the cult songs. I remember when the song was released, people were fuming with anger because he ruined that one song which won AR Rahman six national awards. Remixed Version Original Version All things said and done, he should remember that, âjanta maaf nahi karegiâ! View the full article
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