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  1. 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
  2. Samsung is also looking to remove chargers in boxes of some of its smartphones from 2021, according to a report by ETNews. The company is looking to not supply the charger as many of their customers already have chargers, reduce costs and also help the environment, according to the report. © YouTube/Technical Ejaz Not including a charger in the box of a phone is already being considered by Apple for future iPhones and it seems like Samsung will also follow suit. However, Apple may remove the charger from their phones starting this year with the iPhone 12 launch, according to Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple will be phasing out the 18W and 5W chargers that come with iPhones depending on the model. In Samsungâs case, most of their phones support 18WPD and PPS charging which means you can use any third-party âPower Deliveryâ charger with the phones. Samsung like Apple will also sell chargers separately which customers can buy and only include a USB cable in the box along with the phone. USB C has come a long way as more devices are now supporting the port and becoming the industry standard. From laptops, phones, power banks to even the Nintendo Switch; it seems like USB-C is here to stay and will become the norm for most devices this year. Samsungâs move to remove the charger from the box not only lets them cut costs; but also help conserve the environment as there will be less electronic waste. © Amazon Samsung has not officially confirmed the news; however, it looks like this move will cut costs for smartphones that have already been facing skyrocketing prices in the past few years. It could also serve as yet another business for Samsung where the South Korean giant can upstart accessories as a viable business for future smartphones. What do you think of Samsung removing the charger in the box for some of their smartphones? Do you think it will help Samsung cut costs and help the environment? Let us in know the comments section whether this is a good move by both Samsung and Apple. Source: ETNews View the full article
  3. TikTok is one of the Chinese apps banned in India and even though âdesiâ users supported the government's decision to ban the app, we were looking for a substitute all along and it looks like we have already found one- Instagram Reels. Facebook confirmed that they are coming up with Instagram Reels in India. The 15-second video format platform is a saviour for people who were active on TikTok and enjoyed the app. This video format is going to fill the space vacated by the ban and now people can put similar content on Instagram. Instagram Reels is all about its users sharing short format videos on their feed for their followers. Also, Instagram Reels is on a test in India right now, which means that now everyone can access it and will be rolled out in planned phases. In Brazil, Germany, and France, Instagram Reels is already live for testing and India has now joined the league. As the feature went live on peopleâs phones- the users noticed the similarity between TikTok and Instagram Reels and soon the social media was flooded with memes. Not to forget, Mark Zuckerbergâs smart timing to launch Instagram Reels. Checkout the memes here- #instagramreels First too much tiktok videos on insta and now reels. Le Instagram: pic.twitter.com/mGVlPt9Sul â 2G_user. (@ManhasRomika) July 8, 2020Instagram after reels#instagramreels pic.twitter.com/pHZlgBtNl3 â Mannat (@thandrakhleyar) July 8, 2020*Instagram releases a feature called Reels where you can create & upload short videos like tiktok * #instagramreels Meanwhile tiktokers to Instagram: pic.twitter.com/8maMXcVN05 â शà¥à¤°à¥à¤·à¥à¤ à¤à¤£à¥à¤¡à¥à¤²à¤µà¤¾à¤² (@oyenikku) July 8, 2020Mark Zuckerberg launching "Reels" for instagram after tik-tok ban!#Reels #instagramreels pic.twitter.com/iZVTyWcpr8 â Harshvardhan Agrawal (@Harsh_humour) July 8, 2020*Instagram introduces a new feature #Reels Le tiktokers: pic.twitter.com/ogIffgJ6xF â Sheenu (@Sheenu61598447) July 8, 2020instagram has launched feature of 15 sec viedo. (reels) meanwhile tiktokers to insta:- pic.twitter.com/Zf4df2rqhn â à¤à¤à¤à¤¿à¤¤ (@shaktbhakt) July 8, 2020#instagramreels When everyone ask why r you create #Reels on Instagram after tiktok ban Le zuccu pic.twitter.com/M5ZvgAiLeh â Astitwa Mohanta (@The_bekar_manus) July 9, 2020*Le TikTok to the new Instagram Reels feature pic.twitter.com/0sLZ28sLcw â hoes mad (@Chey_anne18) July 8, 2020#Reels #instagramreels Me while watching tik tokiya videos on Instagram reels pic.twitter.com/TwFsa4lmj6 â SOMIL SACHAN (@meme_jong_unn) July 8, 2020 Reels can be accessed from the camera link in the Instagram app on your phone. The same way you post your Instagram stories on the app. You have a lot of music tracks, filters, and AR effects to make your 15-second videos entertaining and up to the mark. Also, with time Instagram will innovate with more and more features. View the full article
  4. Bollywood celebs keep us excited, not just with their on-screen presence but also with trivia on their investments and big fat pay-cheques. As decades passed, the numbers have only risen and besides all the money being spent on making a movie, the fees of B-town actors continue to make our jaws drop. While we can assume the cost to be a bomb in today's time, let's take a look at what a fat pay cheque looked like in the '90s. 1. Amitabh Bachchan © Twitter/Amitabh Bachchan A legendary actor, who has done more than 190 movies, Big B started his career in 1969 and made his debut with Saat Hindustani. Speaking of his fees in the 90s, he was amongst the highest-paid actors. All the projects that he picked post Khuda Gawah, he charged Rs 3 Crores approximately per film. That's a lot if you consider it in the 90s! 2. Ajay Devgn © Twitter/Ajay Devgn The promising actor made his debut in Bollywood with Phool Aur Kaante. In the 90s, he was earning Rs 70 Lakhs as per reports for each movie that he did. Though his movies failed to strike a chord with the audience initially, the actor's career progressed with time and his earning increased too. 3. Madhuri Dixit © Twitter/Madhuri Dixit Touted as one of the most talented actresses, Madhuri Dixit gave some massive hits back in the '90s. Hum Aapke Hain Kaun hit the jackpot at the box office and broke records. Post the success of this movie, Madhuri charged Rs 50 Lakhs for Rakesh Roshan's Koyla. 4. Sunny Deol © Twitter/Sunny Deol Once the most bankable star of Bollywood, Sunny Deol proved his prowess post Gadar and Ghayal. These two movies established his name in the industry. The actor was said to charge Rs 50 Lakhs for Rajkumar Kohli's Jaani Dushman, but soon enough, his fee soared and it was hiked to Rs 60-70 Lakhs. 5. Shah Rukh Khan © Twitter/SRK King Khan delivered back to back hit movies in the '90s. The actor who gave some massive hits including Karan Arjun and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge charged Rs 30 Lakhs per movie and post that we saw him strike a chord with the audience in Dil To Pagal Hai, Yes Boss and Pardes. 6. Akshay Kumar © Twitter/Akshay Kumar Akshay Kumar's star value soared in 1994, when he had 12 films, back to back. The actor earned a staggering Rs 55 Lakhs, post his movie Mohra and the zeroes only went onto increase with time. Cut to 2020, as per reports the actor has plausibly become the highest-paid actor and is said to have signed Aanand L Rai's next movie and has reportedly charged Rs 120 Crores approximately for it. (Yes, you read that right.) 7. Suniel Shetty © TOI Suniel Shetty's first movie Balwaan which released in 1992, tanked majorly at the box office. But, he saw success after the release of his movie Mohra, post which his success streak only rose with Gopi Kishan. His fee for Rajkumar Kohli's Jaani Dushman was worth Rs 30 Lakhs. 8. Nana Patekar © Twitter/Nana Patekar After Nana Patekar's revolutionary performances in movies like Tirangaa and Krantiveer, the actor hiked his price to Rs 50 Lakhs. He has also reportedly donated 90% of his income to charity. View the full article
  5. While most of us watched Karan Joharâs Student Of The Year, we thought such schools donât exist at all. And most of us wanted to study in a fancy and posh school like St. Teresa but didnât know if such schools existed. To our surprise, many schools in India give us the Bollywood set the vibe and are exactly how it was shown in KJoâs SOTY. So, here is a list of 5 such schools in India thatâll astound you and give Bollywood sets a run for their money- Mayo College, Ajmer © Youtube/Kanak Arora This one looks less of a school and more of a five-star luxurious resort. This school has a polo ground and a golf course and is an all-boys institution. This institution has an infrastructure that looks exactly like a royal palace and offers a quality education that enables the students to dream beyond average. Army Public School, Dagshai © Youtube/Mandeep Singh This school is spread across 40 acres of land and is situated right on the hilltop. Also, this one is ranked 6th amongst most prestigious boarding schools in India. It not only helps in grooming the students but also enables them in shaping their personalities for future endeavors. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla © Youtube/Kanak Arora Bishop Cotton School is one of the most iconic schools in Asia for boys. Bishop Cotton School, Shimla has given us many ambassadors, ministers, politicians, and judges of the country. The school is spread across 56 acres and is around 4Kms away from main Shimla. Doon School, Dehradun © Youtube/EasyShiksha This all-boys school was built in 1923 and is spread across 70-acre of land amidst lush greenery. Apart from A-one education the institution also has a huge auditorium and various knowledge-specific departments that allow the students to accomplish all their future endeavors. Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet © Youtube/HYBIZTV The school premise looks like a royal heritage and this school was built in 1923. Itâs an approximately 123-acre huge campus that is scenic, beautiful and luxurious at the same time. The campus has eight horses, larger than life swimming pools, and a dining hall that accommodates 1600 students. Woah! View the full article
  6. Bollywood films are extremely popular in the country and hold a major power of influence at the same time. They're known to influence the audience not just in terms of trends but also mannerisms the people see in the films. Naturally, films also have a huge potential for advertising in them that brands take advantage of. But brand placements that do not make any sense do come across as weird and hilarious at the same time. Here are a few films that went overboard with brand advertisements 1. Mountain Dew In Mission Istaanbul © IMDB A product that the actors in the film constantly drank throughout the film and we wondered whether they were all addicted to Mountain Dew. 2. Saffolla In Ki and Ka © IMDB When Arjun Kapoor cooks in the kitchen, he uses the brand to cook the food in the house. Some believe that this was a smart product placement. 3. Mountain Dew In Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara © IMDB Hrithik Roshan has had a long-standing association with Mountain Dew. Even in the film ZNMD, he promoted the brand by using its tagline and drinking it whenever he could. A cheeky reference to the brand is seen when he says, âDarr Ke Aage Jeet Haiâ to his friends before they all go for sky diving. 4. Maruti In Mere Dad Ki Maruti © IMDB For a film with a title that has a huge potential, brand collaboration seemed like the most obvious step. But this was one of the most blatant brand collaborations seen. 5. Bournvita In Koi Mil Gaya And Krrish © IMDB For the film Koi Mil Gaya and its sequel, there was a brand collaboration with the kid's energy milk booster Bournvita. The collaboration was so blatant that it was hilarious when Hrithik drank Bournvita milk. 6. Tide In Chup Chup Ke © IMDB Chup Chup Ke too has done a collaboration with Tide detergent powder in a scene in which it blended so well, it looked like seamless product placement in a film for once. But we have to agree that it did come across as a tad bit hilarious. 7. Bikaji Bhujia In Veere Di Wedding © IMDB In the film, everyone seems to be munching on bhujia almost all the time. In fact, this is the most bhujia we've seen being consumed in a film. From Sonam Kapoor and Neena Gupta's character to the guests, everyone is obsessed with bhujia. While Veere Di Wedding also had other brand collaborations, this one particularly stood out. View the full article
  7. The ones standing guard at our borders, protecting our skies and waters from the enemiesâ evil intents deserve more than the social media uproars and RIPs which follow every time our brave soldiers are killed in action at the line of duty. Over the years, there have been thousands and thousands of Indian soldiers who have fought hard and fought fearlessly at the face of death, to protect their motherland even at the cost of their own life. They thwarted every attempt of the enemy to harm our people, and became the face of courage and hope when the enemies wanted to crush our spirit using fear and hate. © Dharma Productions Their lives, their battles as well as their scars and supreme sacrifices deserve more than a frontpage newspaper coverage. These selfless Indian soldiersâ deeds need to be remembered, their daredevilry immortalised and their lives be made a part of pop-culture for the young and old to take pride in and draw inspiration from. © Honourpoint The upcoming release of Shershaah, a biopic based on Kargil war hero Captain Vikram Batra, starring Sidharth Malhotra as the late Army Captain is one such attempt. Captain Batraâs valor and resilience gave the Indian Army the greatest upper hand in winning the Kargil War in 1999 by enabling the capture of the crucial peak Pt 4875. We believe that just like Captain Vikram Batra these 4 Indian soldiers also deserve their own biopics for their show of courage and sacrifice. 1. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan © Wikipedia There is no way for anyone who has witnessed the 26/11 Mumbai attacks to forget this name. Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan was an NSG commando who was the team commander of 51 Special Action Group (51 SAG) responsible for rescue operation of hostages who were held at Mumbaiâs Taj Mahal Palace Hotel by Pakistani terrorists. On the fateful day, Major Unnikrishnan displayed extreme selflessness when he brought his wounded colleague to safety and chased after the enemy. He launched himself into a face-off with the terrorists and was shot from the back while he was engaged in a firefight. Even at the face of death, Major Unnikrishnan kept fighting and uttered his last order to the commandos, "Do not come up, I will handle them." 2. Major General Ian Cardozo © Rediff One of the unforgettable names associated with the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, Major General Ian Cardozoâs name goes down in history for his show of immense courage in the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. Then an army Major with the 5 Gorkha Rifles, he was asked to replace the second-in-command of his battalion who had been killed in action. Towards the end of the war, Cardozo made the mistake of stepping on a landmine and injured his leg badly. Given the state of his injury, it required immediate medical attention, but with no doctor or sedative in sight, Major General Cardozo cut off his injured leg using his own khurki. He was later operated on by a captured Pakistani army soldier and eventually got a wooden leg. Yet, this setback couldnât deter his spirit as he went on to attain such a high state of fitness, even able-bodied soldiers conceded defeat before him. He went on to serve in the Army for another 22 years after the 1971 war. 3. Subedar Joginder Singh © Wikipedia A Param Veer Chakra awardee (posthumously) Subedar Joginder Singh was an army officer from the 1st Battalion of the Sikh Regiment who had joined the British Indian Army in 1963. Subedar Singh is remembered for his gallantry and leadership during the 1962 Indo-China War where he was commanding a platoon in the North-East Frontier Tracts. During the war, as the Chinese troops advanced towards Tawang, they were intercepted by Sudedar Singhâs platoon of 20 men at the Bum La Pass. Though heavily outnumbered, he led his troop against the Chineseâs attack in three waves, each comprising 200 men. While they managed to defend the post for the first two times, due to lack of men and ammunition, Subedar Singh and his remaining men were forced to fight with bayonets until they were finally overpowered and taken captive. Despite a gunshot wound on his thigh, Subedar Singh managed to kill many Chinese soldiers with his bayonet before getting captured. Even under captivity he refused treatment and later succumbed to his injuries. 4. Captain Anuj Nayyar © Twitter Vikas Manhas Army officer Captain Anuj Nayyar was part of the 17 Jat who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his bravado during Operation Vijay in the 1999 Kargil War. During the Kargil War Captain Nayyar's first major operation was to secure a strategic peak within the Pimple Complex located in the Mushkoh Valley. Being a strategic location, securing the peak was a top priority. However, given its extreme slopes and height, an aerial intervention was required. But given the sensitivity of the operation, C Coy, 17 Jat, of which Nayyar was the second-in-command, decided to secure the peak without waiting for any aerial support. During the initial phase the C Coy company commander was injured, and command fell upon Captain Nayyar. Having identified the location of 3-4 enemy bunkers, Captain Nayyar went with the lead section and destroyed three bunkers and killed 9 Pakistani soldiers. However, while clearing the fourth bunker an enemy RPG directly hit Captain Nayyar and he was killed. The securing of the Pimple Complex helped recapture Tiger Hill which eventually forced the Pakistani troops to retreat back across the Line of Control. These bravehearts definitely deserve their own biopics, donât you agree? Which other Indian soldier deserves a biopic according to you? View the full article
  8. The Indian Army wants its personnel to refrain from social media apps for any kind of official or personal communication. On Wednesday, citing security reasons, the Indian Army asked its personnel to delete their accounts from 89 social media apps by July 15 or face action. The range of apps that are restricted now for them include social media accounts, e-commerce and dating sites among other commonly used apps. Some of these apps are Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, songs.pk, WeChat, Hike, Likee, Shareit, True Caller, PUBG, Tinder, according to a news report. This substantial move has come amid a two-front cyberwar with China and Pakistan as the Indian Army takes into account an "exponential increase" in the number of cases being targeted by their intelligence agencies. Amid the weeks of tensions between India and China following the worst border skirmish in more than five decades, New Delhi is being watchful on all fronts possible. The "all-weather" friends have been trying to trouble India at the LOC and LAC. Even last year, the Indian Army stated in its advisory that the popular social media platform Facebook has turned out to be a crucial source of collecting intelligence, which is why officers holding critical posts in the army must consider deactivating their accounts. Here we have listed out in detail the number of banned apps for the Indian Army personnel under 17 different categories. Take a look: Messaging Platforms WeChat QQ Kik ooVoo Nimbuzz Helo Qzone Share Chat Viber Line IMO Snow To Tok Hike Video Hosting PlatformsTikTok Likee Samosa Kwali Content Sharing PlatformsShareit Xender Zapya Web BrowsersUC Browser UC Browser Mini Video and Live Streaming LiveMe BigoLive Zoom Fast Films Vmate Uplive Vigo Video Utility AppsCam Scanner Beauty Plus True Caller Gaming AppsPUBG NONO Live Clash of Kings All Tencent gaming apps Mobile Legends E-CommerceClub Factory AliExpress Chinabrands Gearbest Banggood MiniInTheBox Tiny Deal Dhhgate LightinTheBox DX Eric Dress Zaful Tbdress Modility Rosegal Shein Romwe Dating AppsTinder TrulyMadly Happn Aisle Coffee Meets Bagel Woo OkCupid Hinge Badoo Azar Bumble Tantan Elite Sinles Tagged Couch Surfing Antivirus360 Security Nw Social MediaFacebook Baidu Instagram Ello SnapChat E-Reading AppsPratilipi Health AppsHeal of Y Lifestyle AppsPOPXO Knowledge AppsVokal Music AppsHungama Songs.pk BloggingYelp Tumblr Reddit FriendsFeed Private Blogs View the full article
  9. Pornography has been a part of our lives for a really long time now. Before the rise of the internet, porn was created and made available to masses via magazines or VHS cassettes or DVDs. But with the growing popularity and easier access to the online world, accessing porn sites is just a click away. The pace at which technology is growing has also made it more immersive than ever, especially with the dawn of Virtual Reality. © iStock The decision to watch porn boils down to a personâs personal choice. However, is it harmful to your health and wellness? According to a 2014 research by the Max Planck Institute in Berlin, the part of the brain which is responsible for triggering pleasure, that is, the striatum, is smaller in those who are regular porn-viewers. This essentially means that they need graphic material to get aroused. It is important to mention, however, that the researchers could not come up with a conclusion on whether the smaller striatum of the test subjects led them to watch more porn or was caused because they watched so much of it. They âassumedâ that the latter is true. © iStock These 7 alarming signs suggest that you might be getting addicted to pornography:If the amount of time you have been spending on watching porn continues to increase on a regular basis. If you feel that you HAVE TO watch porn at least once a day or else something feels missing or your day feels incomplete. If the guilt of watching porn takes over your brain and you continue to do it despite feeling low. © iStock If you spend long periods of time surfing through the internet even at the cost of missing out on other responsibilities or urgent work. If you donât feel aroused by real *** and prefer masturbation over it while watching porn. © iStock If you expect or start asking your partner to âdress like a pornstarâ or behave like one while in bed, during ***. You canât get over the urge to flip out your phone and watch porn even if you know that it is disputing your relationship both sexually and emotionally. © iStock You have to understand that what you watch online isnât real. The people you see âenactingâ sexual pleasure are professional performers who are simply doing their job. The viewers often mistake that as reality and start expecting similar things in their lives and when it feels nothing like what they see online, sometimes they choose to lose themselves in the virtual world. Just keep a check on yourself and if you relate to any of the above mentioned points, act on it for the sake of your happiness and that of the people around you. Also Watch: How to Stop Porn Addiction View the full article
  10. From calling a rescue operator a “pedo guy” on Twitter, to smoking weed during one of the most-watched podcasts, and naming his child a seemingly random combination of characters, Elon Musk surely knows how to stay in the news. However, if there is one celebrity billionaire who is actually, at the face of it, seemingly working for the betterment of human lives, it is Elon Musk. © Reuters We have come to recognise him as that eccentric billionaire who has successfully privatised space travel and is making us rethink cars and personal automobiles, thanks to Tesla. Some of us, who have followed the man know him since his days at X.com or what came to be known as PayPal. What most of us don't know, is how he came to be the billionaire that he is. © Reuters Well, technically, we know how he earned his billions; what most of us don't know, is how exactly he earned his first billion dollars, the milestone that is the hardest to crack into. The thing is, once you have your first billion, it becomes relatively easy to expand your fortune - most billionaires have said so in a number of interviews. What one really needs to be careful about, is how they invest their money, and that they do not squander it away on pointless things. So how did Elon Musk manage to do it? Making the first billion for him was indeed difficult, as compared to the rest of his $54 Billion. © Reuters 1. Starting Out With Odd Jobs © Reddit/r/muskclan Musk got his first paycheck for $500 when at the age of 10, he developed a computer game. When as a teen, he moved to Canada from South Africa, is where he really started working. Before enrolling in college education, he worked as a lumberjack and would cut trees for a lumber company. During this time, he would also work a number of odd and hazardous jobs that would be paying high, like cleaning out the rooms where the logs were disinfected and cleaned, just because no one was willing to do it. Imagine a guy with degrees in Economics and Physics doing such odd jobs, today. 2. Establishing His First Company © Reddit/r/muskclan Borrowing some money from his dad, Elon and his brother Kimbal, during the Dot Com boom, started a company called Zip2, a company that provided real-time maps to media outlets. This was one of the first rudimentary GPS systems that was easily accessible for the common public. This company was bought by Compaq for about $310 Million, of which, musk got about $22 Million. The brothers went on to open up X.com the world's first digital payment and online bank that allowed international transactions. X.com bought a software security company called Confinity, the real founders of PayPal. Soon, the venture was renamed as PayPal. 3. Selling PayPal © Reddit/r/muskclan Contrary to popular belief, Elon Musk did not become a billionaire when e-Bay bought PayPal. All Musk earned from that venture was $180 Million. E-Bay made that acquisition for $1.5 Billion, but because there were a lot of investors, and partners in X.com, Elon got just over 10-12 per cent of the deal. 4. Establishing SpaceX © Reuters With the proceeds he got from the sale of PayPal, Musk started his 3rd company, SpaceX or Space Exploration Technologies. Within 6 years, it was regularly getting contracts from NASA to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. During this time, NASA also outsourced the development of some major projects to SpaceX. This is the business venture that vastly contributed to Musk's personal wealth. 5. Establishing Tesla Incorporated © Reuters Musk was always interested in the physics of energy, and had even gotten into Stanford University's doctoral program before he started his first company. After establishing SpaceX, Musk founded Tesla. Although we know Tesla today as one of the most valuable automobile companies in the world, automotive is just one of the many aspects of the company. There was a time when a majority of the company's cash flow came from providing plans and components for solar power plants and high volume electricity storages that were sustainable in nature. It was Tesla's energy division, which was earlier called SolarCity before it was acquired by him, that really earned Musk his first Billion. © Reuters Tesla won a number of government contracts, especially outside the USA regarding his energy storage solutions. We're talking about massive storage systems, ones that could power entire cities for days without end. From here on out, Musk went completely bonkers - he founded The Boring Company, which shares, invested more into his Hyperloop project, and invested in his AI company. View the full article
  11. 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
  12. The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a written request has asked the Union Minister for Electronics, Information Technology and Communication, Ravi Shankar Prasad, to prevent Huawei and ZTE from participating in 5G rollout in India. The letter cites concerns for national security and other crimes the two companies have been accused of, such as spying, conspiracy, money laundering, bank and wire fraud. © Reuters "We are sure that our above request will be considered by you and necessary decision will be taken to protect not only the security of the country but also the privacy of the people of India through data and as such both Huawei and ZTE Corporation will not be allowed to participate in 5G network rollout in India," CAIT said in the letter to Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. The United Kingdom has already started working on proposals to prevent the installation of new Huawei equipment in the next six months and phase out any of the already existing hardware. Huawei and other Chinese companies have already been banned from doing business with U.S. companies and U.S. intelligence officials cited Huaweiâs close ties with the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) and its military. ZTE, along with Huawei, has been classified as a âthreat to national securityâ by the Federal Communications Commission. India has been on the offensive this past week and has already banned 59 apps in the country that were found storing data outside of the country. Apps like TikTok, WeChat, CamScanner and others were banned by the Indian Government last week. © Reuters US has been accusing Huawei, saying their equipment could be used by China for spying on individuals, corporation and government agencies. The company has also been accused of facilitating intellectual property theft and cyber espionage that has been integrated into their equipment. If true, Huaweiâs equipment could give China an advantage for cyber-warfare thanks to all the data and sensitive information the company could be collecting. Do you agree with CAITâs request for banning Huaweiâs 5G equipment in India? Let us know in the comments what you think about CAITâs request. View the full article
  13. R Madhavan is a guy nobody can hate, really. The kind of films he has done, the kind of roles he plays and just the overall stand up guy he is, people canât help but shower him with all their love. The Jamshedpur-born however managed to create a name for himself in the fitness industry as well when he went through an unbelievable body transformation for his role as Adi Tomar in Saala Khadoos (2016). The story was essentially about a former boxer who gave up on his career falling prey to politics in his field and eventually going on to coach another athlete and live his dreams through her success. Obviously, the man had to look the part, which meant some serious lifestyle changes including following a strict eating cycle and a regulated workout routine. Hereâs How R Madhavanâs Body Transformation Took Place: Changes In Diet Or Eating Cycle: In one of the press conferences at the time of the filmâs launch, Madhavan, who is a pure vegetarian, said that he didnât make any changes in his diet. He also said that he didnât take any extra supplements during his transformation. All he did was make sure that heâd not eat anything after 6 PM and go to bed by 10 every single night. He has also mentioned having at least a five-and-a-half hour long break between meals to give his body an opportunity to digest the food properly. © Universal Motion Pictures Having said that, he did make very minor changes to his eating habits like not overindulging in foods like dahi chawal (curd rice) and puri bhaji. Training: © Universal Motion Pictures Madhavan credits his transformation to Alexander Cortes, a personal body trainer. He also went to the United States of America for the training not because he felt the quality of training was better there but because he wanted to put himself in a mental state of being prepared for the long journey, something that he felt he would not have been able to do while at home. Madhavan also took up boxing to kickstart his workout. Boxing in itself is one of the most effective yet underrated exercises and can be more demanding than it looks. âI realized that if you have to do boxing for even 40 seconds, how much preparation â strength, stamina and energy â you need,â Madhavan said himself in an interview with The Indian Express. © Universal Motion Pictures Not in a hurry to see hollow and mere âcosmeticâ results, Madhavan wanted to do it the right way. He focused on having a stronger core and the aesthetics came as a bonus for him. By the end of his transformation, not only did he look bigger, his muscle mass became so much that he was giving the bodybuilding legend Arnold Schwarzenegger a run for his money in terms of size. © Universal Motion Pictures "Let me just say that Arnold Schwarzenegger had 20-inch biceps when he did his first film, and when I did Saala Khadoos, being a vegetarian I managed 18 and half inches,â said Madhavan. While people normally talk about how plant-based supplements can take care of a vegetarianâs intake of protein and other macronutrients which are required to make such a body transformation, the fact that Madhavan refrained from taking those and still being able to look this massive, is incredible in itself. View the full article
  14. As everything is falling apart due to the pandemic, Bigg Boss fans must have assumed that there wonât be a season 14 this year. But thatâs not true! The show is most likely to air by the end of October this time and we are already excited. Last season, it was reported that Salman Khan was charging a whopping amount of Rs.13 crores per week to host the show. Also, due to the extension, he was getting an extra 2 crore per episode which made him take home around Rs. 200 crores for the entire season. We wonder how much will Sallu Bhai charge this season as he will be shooting amid a pandemic. So, hereâs all we know about Bigg Boss 14 and what all changes can we expect from the show - The Host Of The Show © Viacom 18 Salman Khan will be returning to host Bigg Boss 14 as well. But, he will be charging an even bigger remuneration this year. According to reports he will charge around Rs 16 crores this year per week. After all, who can be a better host than Sallu Bhai for Bigg Boss? No one! Safety Norms Amid Pandemic © Viacom 18 Now, there has been chatter whether or not it will be safe to keep so many contestants in the house together. But, it is being said that all the contestants will undergo a COVID-19 test before entering the house. Not only this, all the contestants will also have to follow the social distancing norms in the BB house. Contestants © Viacom 18 According to a report by Mid-Day, the makers of the show have already shortlisted 30 contestants for the show through the online audition process. This time there will be around thirteen celebrities and three commoners. Expected Celebrities In The House © Viacom 18 We might get to see Karan Kundra, TV star Alisha Panwar, Paras Chhabraâs ex-girlfriend Akanksha Puri, MTV Roadies 8 winner Anchal Khurana, MTV Spiltsvillaâs contestant Aarushi Dutta, Naagin 4 actress Jasmin Bhasin and Mansi Srivastava. However, Bhabhiji Ghar Par Hain star Shubhangi Atre was also approached for the show but she denied it due to her prior commitments for the existing shows that she is doing. House Theme © Viacom 18 It is also said that this yearâs theme for the house is âjungleâ. And weâll only get to see it once the show is aired on national television. The show will take place in the film city and Salman Khan will commute from his Bandra house to shoot for the weekend episodes. We are already excited about the upcoming season, are you? Let us know in the comments section below. Enjoy 10+ premium subscriptions with Times Prime! Become a member today to get complimentary subscriptions of Zee5, Mubi, Storytel, Gaana +, ET Prime, TOI +, and more. Use code TIMES to get a 25% off on membership. View the full article
  15. We're only six months into the year, but 2020 has already been quite an eventful year. From a possible World War 3 to a full-blown pandemic, we've seen it all. While we're still struggling to get out of a pandemic, it looks like there's already a new disease coming out of China. According to a new report, a city in Northern China sounded an alert after a suspected case of bubonic plague was reported. A level 3 warning of plague prevention and control came out of Bayannur, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The suspected case was reported by a hospital in Bayannur. © Reuters The warning period will apparently continue until the end of 2020. The local health authority has confirmed the case and said there's a risk of a human plague epidemic spreading in the city. This, by the way, wasn't the first suspected case of this newly reported plague. Earlier this month, two other adults were found to be affected. They both are brothers and they're being tested at two separate hospitals. The brother reportedly ate marmot meat. Marmot, for those of you who don't know, is a type of rodent. A total of 146 people, who they've been in contact with, have been isolated and are being treated at local hospitals. Bubonic plague is a bacterial disease that is spread by flies living on wild rodents such as marmots. It can kill an adult in less than 24 hours if not treated in time. Last year, a couple died in the western Mongolian province of Bayan-Ulgii after eating raw marmot meat. The researchers are now concerned about further mutation so that they can transfer from person to person. That's probably the worst thing that can happen while we're already battling a full-blown pandemic. People are obviously not happy about this whole situation that we're in. Here are some Twitter responses to this news about the new disease. No! I beg for mercy. I canât cope with any more such news... https://t.co/3CtrIrAVII â anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) July 5, 2020 True that Itne virus hum biology class me na padhe honge jitne ye log iss saal invent kar chuke he ð¤£ð¤£ â Appu (@Appu_Jr1) July 5, 2020 We wish everything happening in 2020 was 'Fake News' Please tell me it's fake news. â Asha (@iamAshaLatha) July 5, 2020 Let's not step out of the house only. @PMOIndia seal boarders till end of 2020 . â SVDragnov (@SDragnov) July 5, 2020 We really hope we're not looking at a serious disease here. Between COVID-19 and everything else happening in 2020, we really can't afford to have another crisis situation. Source: TOI View the full article
  16. In a rather disturbing development, an animal rights activist and her team were allegedly assaulted by a group of locals in Delhiâs Rani Bagh area, for trying to sterilise the local stray dogs. 33-year-old Ayesha Christina Benn, who is the founder of NGO âNeighbourhood Woofâ, posted a video on the internet narrating the incident of the attack, which went viral on social media. Aayesha Christina running animal shelter - "Neighborhoodwoof" in #Delhi. She and her helping mates were beaten while rescuing dogs. Why there is so much cruelties?@Cmodelhi @ArvindKejriwal@CPDelhi @DelhiPolice @LtGovDelhi @Manekagandhibjp @gauri_maulekhi @asharmeet02 pls help. pic.twitter.com/OsrwNhl1GZ â Streetdogsofbombay #Feedastrayeveryday (@streetdogsof) July 4, 2020 âThere were some unfriendly dogs and we were about to catch the last one when a father-son duo came and started questioning one of my team members very rudely. He just told them that they can speak to me instead,â she said. The duo then allegedly started yelling at the team and even abused them, questioning their work and saying, âwe can even steal their children like thisâ. The issue then escalated when the locals allegedly blocked her car and vandalised the windows and windshields to pull the team out of the vehicle. âWe ran for our lives, else they would have either killed us or at least thrashed us brutally,â Christina said. -Ayesha Christina with 3 more was beaten by mob in Rani Bagh, while they were rescuing dogs. -They somehow reached to Adarsh Nagar Police station with their broken car to save their lives. -She has shattered pieces of glass all over her face & body!@DelhiPolice @Manekagandhibjp pic.twitter.com/VyIsV86ZRv â Adv. Ashutosh J Dubey (@iamashu123) July 3, 2020 A bleeding Christina, who appeared to have suffered multiple cuts on her face, did a Facebook Live from the Azadpur Police Station, where she claimed that her complaint was not being registered by the senior police officials. However, on Saturday, she lodged her complaint at the Rani Bagh police station. People on Twitter reacted to her viral video in droves and are now demanding the accused be identified and brought to justice. This is so disturbing. Look at the volunteers of neighborhood woofs AYESHA cristina & her team who have done many things for homeless dogs,animals were beaten up in Rani Bagh (delhi). Ayesha stands bleeding at police station Azadpur and they refuse to register FIR.@DelhiPolice pic.twitter.com/bGxJGAzqLn â Tripat Bhatti (@TripatBhatti) July 4, 2020Ayesha Christina and 3 other people were beaten up for rescuing dogs in Rani Bagh area in Delhi. These people are paying for doing something noble but what is the police and the government doing?@DelhiPolice @ArvindKejriwal @noopurpatel_ @raghav_chadha https://t.co/e6AILoSV2u pic.twitter.com/b8Kj0yCsD3 â Sinha (@heysristi) July 4, 2020Delhi is a brutal city and in these times has become even worse. Itâs citizenry is brutal and brutalised. This is the 2nd time that Ayesha Christina of Neighbourhood Woof has been physically assaulted for simply doing her job. https://t.co/RlHMeGTxgZ â Radha Khan (@RadhaKhn) July 5, 2020When will the mob culture in our country finally come to an end? View the full article
  17. From being portrayed as perennial macho men with a penchant for saving damsels to showing their vulnerable side and being open to emotions, Bollywood's portrayal of male characters has sure come a long way. Back in the early 80s, men were shown as larger-than-life characters with the focus mostly on this burning rage that they carried within them all the time. The concepts of 'ladke rote nahi hai' and 'mard ko dard nahi hota' were pretty much a constant back in the day for Indian cinema but now, things have changed drastically as male characters are challenging stereotypes. Here are 7 brilliant male characters that we have seen in Bollywood movies, who opened the dialogue around the notion that men are not just about being 'strong', 'tough', 'angry' and 'manly': 1. Shahid Kapoor As Aditya Kashyap - Jab We Met © T-Series Aditya Kashyap in Jab We Met is a very beautifully written character and anyone who has seen the movie can attest to that. Here we have a man who wants to create a safe environment for a woman, a complete stranger, who's travelling with him. He is humble, poised, and someone who thinks about others before himself. He makes sure that Geet is comfortable in the journey with him, showing the audience that men can be trusted and are not just mere stalkers, whose goal is to simply chase down the woman, irrespective of her wishes. "Haan, main tujhe bahut pasand karta hoon par woh mera problem hai. Tujhe tension lene ki koi zaroorat nahin. (Yes, I love you but thatâs my problem. You don't have to worry about it)," this dialogue by him just goes on to show the depths of his personality. 2. Vikrant Massey As Amol - Chhapaak © FoxStarHindi When you fall for someone, one of the first things to strike is looks and beauty. But, Amol in Chhapaak is here to show you a different side of men who believe that love is not just about falling for looks alone and that the person on the inside also matters. Amol falls for Malti's courage, ethics, and how she deals with all her sorrows. That in itself is what makes her beautiful to him, even though her face was left disfigured from the acid attack. 3. Shah Rukh Khan As Kabir Khan - Chak De! India © YRF Kabir Khan is one of the very few male characters, who is a feminist, that we have seen on the big screen. He coaches a team of female national hockey players and does not go easy on them just because they are women, as it should be. Khan sees them as hockey players, not as women, making it clear right from the start that gender does not matter to him when it comes to doing his job. However, he is also someone who does not hold back from reminding the girls from time to time how strong they are as women. True feminism. 4. Manav Kaul As Ashok Dube- Tumhari Sullu © T-Series Ashok Dube, another well-crafted character, shows how a man, in a household, is capable of making drastic changes to his life and give the reins over to his better half, if need be. His wife takes on a job of being an RJ at night who hosts a live show and talks to people, especially men, who get addicted to her voice. She slowly starts earning way more than Ashok and this, somehow, affects him. But he does not let himself be consumed by the negative feelings and becomes supportive of his wife and her venture. Well, this is a beautiful transition of roles that we should celebrate. 5. Ayushmann Khurrana As Kartik Singh - Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan © T-Series A lot has already been talked about this particular project on how it challenged the stereotypes surrounding the LGBTQ community in our country. Kartik is a character who is a breath of fresh air when it comes to the portrayal of gay men in Bollywood. He shows how being gay does not necessarily make one 'girly' or 'feminine', something a lot of people still think to this day, and that they are regular people who just want what other couples want- acceptance and acknowledgement. 6. Arjun Kapoor As Kabir Kamlesh Bansal - Ki And Ka © Eros Now When the movie released in 2016, people couldn't stop raving about Arjun's progressive character, a man who aspires to be a house husband. For years, we have seen movies with women taking command of the kitchen and running the house, but here we have Kabir who has no qualms in doing the household chores and letting his wife earn. 7. Amitabh Bachchan As Bhashkor Banerjee - Piku © Sony Entertainment Pictures Our dads may sure be liberal but we cannot, in no way, indulge in a conversation about our virginity with them. And then there is Bhashkor, who is changing that notion as he doesn't shy away in accepting, publically, that his daughter Piku is sexually active and he has no issues with that. These characters make us want to celebrate men in a very different way and we are glad that Bollywood is evolving towards a progressive direction through these brilliant characters. View the full article
  18. It's been days since you left us, Sushant and I still find it hard to come to terms with your loss. I still go numb thinking that I won't ever meet you or converse with you over a call phone call or through text messages. And this month, all your fans and admirers will have to bid you a final farewell with your last outing, Dil Bechara. The film is the adaptation of the famous John Green novel, The Fault in Our Stars, and will be releasing on Disney+Hotstar on July 24, 2020. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh took to Twitter to announce that trailer would be releasing tomorrow along with a new poster, saying, "TRAILER DROPS TOMORROW... New poster of #DilBechara... Stars #SushantSinghRajput... Costars #SanjanaSanghi and #SaifAliKhan in a special role... Directed by Mukesh Chhabra... Will premiere on #DisneyPlusHotstar on 24 July 2020." TRAILER DROPS TOMORROW... New poster of #DilBechara... Stars #SushantSinghRajput... Costars #SanjanaSanghi and #SaifAliKhan in a special role... Directed by Mukesh Chhabra... Will premiere on #DisneyPlusHotstar on 24 July 2020. pic.twitter.com/FtE7UWSKKr â taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) July 5, 2020 While we watch the trailer tomorrow, there is bound to be a flurry of varied emotions that we all sense as it's Sushant's very last movie: 1. AnticipationThe trailer would surely give us a hint of what we can expect from the movie but more than anything, there will be a sense of anticipation as to how Sushant would have added his trademark charm to the character and make it his own. While the trailer would give us only a few glimpses of the actor, it will be more than exciting to him in the movie in all his glory. As we all know that Sushant used to give his 100% to all his characters, this, too, is bound to be a masterpiece from him. #DilBechara first look poster... pic.twitter.com/xJqRCGT3Zq â taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) June 29, 2020 2. HappinessThe film was in the pipelines for a long time and it was slated for a theatre release, however, it got a direct digital release owing to the Coronavirus pandemic. There is bound to be a sense of complete happiness among fans as they will get to see their beloved star all hale and hearty in the movie. 5 years ago, I never thought I would get an opportunity to be a part of Gus and Hazelâs incredible love story So grateful for #TheFaultInOurStars and #DilBechara!@shailenewoodley @AnselElgort @johngreen @itsSSR @CastingChhabra @foxstarhindi pic.twitter.com/2iwebm1LyJ â Sanjana Sanghi (@sanjanasanghi96) July 4, 2019 3. HeartbreakAs we all know that this will be Sushant's last piece of work, there will be a sense of abject sadness and heartbreak. It also does not help that the plot of the movie is gut-wrenching in itself. A fresh love storyâs got to have a fresh title! #KizieAurManny is now #DilBechara @foxstarhindi @CastingChhabra @itsSSR pic.twitter.com/xcgerrGa2m â Sanjana Sanghi (@sanjanasanghi96) February 8, 2019 4. Bittersweet GoodbyeWith Dil Bechara, Sushant will leave his legacy behind for us to cherish for the rest of our lives. As all his movies would be accessible on OTT platforms, it will be a very bittersweet feeling to bid him a final goodbye. Like the shadow I am and I am not... ~ Jalaluddin Rumi ï¸ pic.twitter.com/Ejj1X6LSyV â Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) October 26, 2019 Sushant, it's hard to even use the word 'late' in front of your name, however, truth is that you are not really gone, you will always be alive in our hearts. All now we can do is to pray for your soul and hope you are at peace. RIP, Sushant... View the full article
  19. Amid the raging national outcry right now against nepotism in the industry, one can't help but think back to 2017 when a fiery Kangana Ranaut openly called out the nepotism in Bollywood, when she appeared on the infamous Koffee With Karan show. View the full article
  20. The popular belief is that one cannot be on good terms with their step or half brothers and sisters. However, many of us will agree to have come across numerous people who completely adore their half-siblings and share a pretty close bond with them. However, in an industry like Bollywood where every celebrity is always under scrutiny, it comes as refreshing news when we witness Bollywood actors bonding with their half brothers or sisters and changing the popular narrative that half-siblings cannot be family in the true sense of the world. © Twitter HDpopcorns From spending time with each other to genuinely hyping up one another and standing strong by their side, many Bollywood half-siblings have shown us the way forward when it comes to being great friends with their half-brothers and sisters. Here are 5 Bollywood actors who share a close bond with their half-brothers and sisters and showed us that blood-ties are more than social labels: 1. Arjun Kapoor - Janhvi & Khushi Kapoor © Star World Arjun, Anshula, Janhvi and Khushi really make for a great family picture every time the siblings pose together. However, this change truly came after Srideviâs passing which really helped the half-siblings connect on a personal level. Since then, Janhvi has often opened up about Arjun and Anshula and how much she appreciates their presence in her life. 2. Sara Ali Khan - Taimur Ali Khan © Facebook saraalikhanlove Sara and Taimurâs adorable pictures never fail to make people break into a smile. Little Tim seems very comfortable with his half-sister Sara and half-brother Ibrahim Ali Khan, who celebrate many festivals together apart from also chilling together as a family every now and then. While Sara calls Taimur a âbundle of happinessâ to be around, Taimur also has a special nickname for his dear sister - âGolâ. 3. Alia Bhatt - Pooja Bhatt © Twitter aliaasangels Despite a huge difference in their age, Alia and Pooja share a very close friendship and have never shied away from openly expressing their affection for each other. From praising younger sister Alia to sharing childhood pictures together and standing up for one another, Alia and Pooja Bhatt definitely prove that blood is thicker than water. 4. Shahid Kapoor - Ishaan Khatter © Twitter Pinkvilla-celebsandcinema Perhaps one of the most notable pairs on the list simply because of the strong bond they share with each other. On multiple occasions, Shahid has proved how much he adores and loves his half-brother Ishaan. Ishaan too completely dotes on his elder brother and often hangs out with him and his family. 5. Prateik Babbar - Juhi & Aarya Babbar © BCCL For the longest time, Prateik was rather shy about his personal life. However, recent years have brought a change in him and given us a glimpse of his personal ties beyond his immediate family. Ever since he made peace with his father and his family, Prateik also opened his heart to his half-sister Juhi and half-brother Aarya. From celebrating festivals together, to being Prateikâs biggest cheerleaders, the siblings publicly shower younger brother Prateik with lots of love. View the full article
  21. The year 2020 isnât really bringing much good news especially for Bollywood as the glitz town has lost another legendary celebrity. Bollywood choreographer-dancer Saroj Khan passed away on July 3 leaving fans and industry colleagues shocked and saddened. âMaster Jiâ, as she was fondly called, breathed her last at the Guru Nanak Hospital in Mumbai following a cardiac arrest, as per the reports. In her lifetime, the 71-year-old legendary dancer had choreographed many songs pictured on iconic heroines like Madhuri Dixit, Sridevi, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan among many others. In fact, Saroj Khan had a huge role to play in making Madhuri Dixit and Sridevi the stars of the industry. The veteran that she was, teaching Bollywoodâs iconic heroines dance to the likes of many, her legacy continues with the body of work she has left to follow. Not to forget, she was also one of the pioneers in the choreography business and has laid the path for her contemporaries today. Master Ji has given us innumerable hits for roughly every occasion and evergreen signature steps that continue to be favourite of many till date. Sure, there is a hoard of talented choreographers in todayâs time but none nuanced like our very own Saroj Khan. Here is a look at some of her iconic songs: 1. Ek Do Teen (Tezaab)The peppy number featuring Madhuri Dixit has iconic dance steps and was a real chartbuster. This song made Madhuri a household name and the choreography was spot on. The song was a part of the 1988 film Tezaab, a love story starring Anil Kapoor, Madhuri Dixit, Anupam Kher, Chunky Pandey among others. 2. Dola Re (Devdas) Saroj Khan received the National Award for best choreography of this iconic song from Devdas. The popular track features Madhuri and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in a grand haveli. The signature step of this song created a lot of buzz and garnered heaps of praise. 3. Nimbooda Nimbooda (Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam) This track was Saroj Khanâs one of the most popular ones. Clad in a blue lehenga choli, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan aced the moves of this song from Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Apart from her moves, Aishwaryaâs facial expressions too were so apt that the track continues to be many peopleâs favorite even today. 4. Hawa Hawai (Mr India) Starring Sridevi, this evergreen song is still popular. Both Sridevi and Saroj Khan were at the peak of their career during that time. Hawa Hawai was part of the science fiction film Mr. India, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starred Anil Kapoor in a lead role. 5. Ye Ishq Haaye (Jab We Met)Saroj Khan received a National Award for this evergreen song Ye Ishq Haaye too, featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor, from the film Jab We Met. The film was directed by Imtiaz Ali. 6. Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna (DDLJ) Even actor Kajol Devgn did a lot of films under Khanâs choreography. From Ishq to Baazigar, the actress learnt it all from the noted choreographer. In fact, our all time favourite is Mehandi Laga Ke Rakhna from the iconic film Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ). 7. Mera Piya Ghar Aaya..Ramji (Yaarana) This iconic song choreographed by Khan is from the 1995 film Yaraana starring Madhuri Dixit, Rishi Kapoor, Raj Babbar, Kader Khan, and Shakti Kapoor. 8. Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai (Khalnaayak) Saroj Khan made sure Madhuri and Neena Gupta looked elegant and graceful in Choli Ke Peeche Kya Hai. Madhuri stunned everyone in this number from the 1993 blockbuster Khalnayak. 9. Channe Ke Khet Mein (Anjaam) This signature dance step from Channe Ke Khet Mein is enough to lead one to the filmâs name, Anjaam. The film starred Shah Rukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit. Even though the film wasn't a big hit, Saroj Khanâs choreography continues to remain a highpoint. 10. Tabah Ho Gaye (Kalank) The multi-starrer Kalank was Saroj Khanâs last film as a choreographer. She has choreographed the song Tabah HoâGaye, picturised on Madhuri Dixit. This popular track takes us back to the olden days and Madhuri aces the Kathak moves with utmost elegance and perfection. Saroj Khan has left back a legacy of iconic songs that will continue to be in people's hearts for years to come. May her soul rest in peace! View the full article
  22. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives in more ways than one. Even after months of lockdown, the virus is still lurking around in the various parts of the world, making it hard for us to get back to our day-to-day lives. But it looks like we finally have some good news. According to a new report, it looks like India's first indigenous COVID-19 could be ready for public use by August 15. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked medical institutions and hospitals to expedite clinical trials for the vaccine. © Reuters If everything goes to the plan, then it looks like the vaccine will be made available to the public by August 15 2020. Here's everything that you need to know: Joining Hands With BBIL ICMR has partnered with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for the clinical trials of this indigenous vaccine 'Covaxin' for the coronavirus disease. A total of 12 institutes have been selected for the clinical trial. Trial Locations © Reuters These institutes are located in Visakhapatnam, Rohtak, New Delhi, Patna, Belgaum (Karnataka), Nagpur, Gorakhpur, Kattankulathur (Tamil Nadu), Hyderabad, Arya Nagar, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Goa, and Bhubaneswar-based Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital. Top Priority Right Now ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava noted that this is one of the "top priority projects which is being monitored at the top-most level of the government". The vaccine was developed and manufactured in Bharat Biotech's facility located in Genome Valley in Hyderabad. Another Vaccine In Development © Reuters Meanwhile, another candidate is also being developed Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila Healthcare. It's also considered to be a potential vaccine candidate, however, we don't have much about it just yet. The First Vaccine To Receive Approval The 'Covaxin' has become the first candidate developed in India to receive the Drug Controller General of India's approval to enter human trials. Source: The Hindu View the full article
  23. 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
  24. There has been a lot of buzz about Jio's new teleconferencing app. But it's official now and it's available to download from both the Google Play Store as well as the App Store. It's indeed called JioMeet and it's here to compete with the likes of Zoom, Skype, Google Meet, and more. Anyway, to help you understand how the app works, we've compiled a short list of things to know about the app: 1. Up To 100 Participants © JioMeet JioMeet supports direct calls as well as group meetings with up to 100 participants in a call. It's super easy to either create a new meeting or just join an existing one with an invite code. It's very similar to how you'd join a meeting on, say, Zoom or Google Meet. 2. Free To Use JioMeet is completely free to use. The app is available to download for free from the Google Play Store as well as the App Store. Once you download that, you can create an unlimited number of meetings per day. These meetings can also be password protected and there are waiting rooms in the meeting too. 3. Easy To Use Interface © JioMeet JioMeet has an easy-to-use interface and we don't think you'll have any difficulty navigating around the app and using it. There are different tabs at the bottom of the app for each setting and the app isn't overly cluttered with options. You'll easily be able to find what you need. 4. Multi-Device Support JioMeet supports multi-device support, which means you can log in on up to 5 devices at the same time and switch between them seamlessly. You can even switch between the device while being on a call. © MensXP/Karthik Iyer 5. Safe Driving Mode & Other Features JioMeet also has a feature called Safe Driving Mode, which is pretty much self-explanatory. You also get other standard features like screen-sharing. If you want to use JioMeet on Windows and Mac, then you can simply use the web browser. View the full article
  25. One of the many cumbersome things that happened during the lockdown was the unchecked growth of your hair, without you having the means to make it look good. We can imagine how troublesome it might be to deal with those extra long locks, especially during the summers. Even though most of you hated the long hair and probably instantly got a haircut post the lockdown, some others discovered that long hair kind of looks good on them! If you belong to the latter half, we have the perfect inspiration for your new look! Picking some of the best long hairstyles for men, here are the coolest haircuts of 2020 for you. __ECOMLOOKS__949__ __ECOMLOOKS__950__ __ECOMLOOKS__951__ __ECOMLOOKS__952__ __ECOMLOOKS__953__ __ECOMLOOKS__954__ __ECOMLOOKS__955__ Hair Care Tips For Long Hair If you have decided to pick one of these long hairstyles for men, there are certain tips that we would like to give you. Firstly, your hair will get tangled faster so make sure that you use a hair serum and conditioner always. Secondly, it will also get dirtier faster so make sure that you have your shampoo routine in place. You can no longer go days without washing your hair. Lastly, make sure that you are ready because styling long hair will take time and effort. Even though managing long hair can be a task, the look of a cool long hairstyle is unbeatable and makes it all worth it! Explore More View the full article
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