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  1. Yesterday's swearing-in ceremony was quite eventful, but one of the biggest things everyone realized was Sushma Swaraj won't be a part of the Modi Government 2.0. The much loved former Minister of External Affairs of India did not take part in the Lok Sabha elections this year but people still had hopes that she would get a nomination for Rajya Sabha and become a part of the Cabinet. But, looks like following some health troubles, she won't be a part of the new government. Thanking PM Narendra Modi in a tweet for giving her the opportunity to serve the people of the country for five years, she said - पà¥à¤°à¤§à¤¾à¤¨ मà¤à¤¤à¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¥ - à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¥ 5 वरà¥à¤·à¥à¤ तठमà¥à¤à¥ विदà¥à¤¶ मà¤à¤¤à¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¥ तà¥à¤° पर दà¥à¤¶à¤µà¤¾à¤¸à¤¿à¤¯à¥à¤ à¤à¤° पà¥à¤°à¤µà¤¾à¤¸à¥ भारतà¥à¤¯à¥à¤ à¤à¥ सà¥à¤µà¤¾ à¤à¤°à¤¨à¥ à¤à¤¾ मà¥à¤à¤¾ दिया à¤à¤° पà¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤°à¥à¤¯à¤à¤¾à¤² मà¥à¤ वà¥à¤¯à¤à¥à¤¤à¤¿à¤à¤¤ तà¥à¤° पर भॠबहà¥à¤¤ समà¥à¤®à¤¾à¤¨ दिया. मà¥à¤ à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ पà¥à¤°à¤¤à¤¿ बहà¥à¤¤ à¤à¤­à¤¾à¤°à¥ हà¥à¤. हमारॠसरà¤à¤¾à¤° बहà¥à¤¤ यशसà¥à¤µà¤¿à¤¤à¤¾ सॠà¤à¤²à¥, पà¥à¤°à¤­à¥ सॠमà¥à¤°à¥ यहॠपà¥à¤°à¤¾à¤°à¥à¤¥à¤¨à¤¾ हà¥. — Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) May 30, 2019 This was followed by a lot of heartfelt messages, thanking her for all that she's done these past few years. H.E. @SushmaSwaraj leaves a lasting legacy as External Affairs Minister. Thank you Madam for being a true friend, and a partner to the Maldives. Your commitment to your people, your dedication to serve, and your passion has inspired several including me. Sincere best wishes. pic.twitter.com/wVMZlJLNiE — Abdulla Shahid ð (@abdulla_shahid) May 30, 2019 Obama, tho. With the big guys & little guys. As @SushmaSwaraj opts out of government, 2 unforgettable photos — with Obama & Bhutan's Prince Jigme. pic.twitter.com/XRpc4BYkSh — Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) May 30, 2019 This seems like a joke, but for real. Ab passpost ka matter hua toh kisko tag karna? — Sagar (@sagarcasm) May 30, 2019 People loved her a lot. The country will miss you in the cabinet . You brought in emotions and values to a ministry which always seemed so clinical! — Priyanka Chaturvedi (@priyankac19) May 30, 2019 Exactly. Govts may change, the cabinet may change, but Sushma Swaraj will go down as the most likeable cabinet ministers India has ever had. Hamid Ansari came back from a Pakistani Jail, he & his mother met Sushma ji on his return. Watch. I choked. pic.twitter.com/TVwqUC2Rxe — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 30, 2019 So many 'miss you' messages. Miss u madam Because of her v all came to know the real meaning of external ministry #Sushmaswaraj #modisarkar2 pic.twitter.com/FpowADVjGw — RAJSELVAN Dr Thangam (@RajselvanT) May 30, 2019 Yep. Congratulations @SushmaSwaraj ji on a wonderful tenure! One the best EAMs India could ever have. India is truly indebted for your exemplary service to the country and its citizens. Wish you the best of health and happiness :) #SushmaSwaraj https://t.co/QfCqv9ncTg — Sukanya Iyer (@sukanyasiyer) May 30, 2019 Totally agree. Look whats trending... A person who is not even in cabinet these time. India is surely gonna miss you mam @SushmaSwaraj you were one of the best foreign minister India has ever witnessed, it would be too tough for the new person to follow your legacy..#ModiReturns #sushmaswaraj pic.twitter.com/7Pxcavzw9y — Manthan Shah (@ShahManthan89) May 30, 2019 She should've been. Why isn't #SushmaSwaraj part of the cabinet? She was by far one of the most effective and efficient ministers in the #ModiSarkar!#SwearinginCeremony — Aniket Pargaonkar ð®ð³ (@aniketsp) May 30, 2019 Yep. I did not realize (until 2 mins back) that #SushmaSwaraj @SushmaSwaraj is not swearing in, which means she will not be a part of #ModiSarkar2 I'm so disappointed because she was one of the best MEA India had. A shining jewel of the #ModiCabinet #ModiSwearingIn — Shantala Shenoy Nayak (@shanayatales) May 30, 2019
  2. Some characters become so iconic, especially because of the actor portraying the role, that it becomes next to impossible for someone else to replace them. Once such character is Indiana Jones, and Harrison Ford himself knows that no one can live up to his legendary portrayal of the adventure-seeking archaeologist. Ford never wants to be replaced by anyone else as Indiana Jones, because he is Indiana Jones, no one else. He first gave life to the character nearly four decades ago with 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' in 1981. I don't even have to tell anyone that this movie, which was directed by Steven Spielberg, based on a story by George Lucas, and penned by 'Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back's Lawrence Kasdan, was just the beginning of an epic franchise. Since then, Harrison Ford has reprised his role three times and another instalment is in the works and will be out in a couple of years. Even though there has been a spinoff and other voice actors have lent their voices to the character, Harrison Ford himself is not ready to part with Indian Jones yet, or ever. Recently, he was asked who he would like to see as Indiana Jones when he's eventually “done with that role”. Well, he has a simple answer, “Nobody is gonna be Indiana Jones. Don't you get it? I'm Indiana Jones. When I'm gone, he's gone.” He even jokingly apologized to the actors who were hoping to take on the role in the future saying, “This is a hell of a way to tell Chris Pine... I'm sorry, man.” But, there's some issue though, since it seems like Steven Spielberg has some other ideas with the franchise. He once said, “This will be Harrison Ford's last Indiana Jones movie, I am pretty sure, but it will certainly continue after that.” Well, I don't know what the future of this franchise is and we'll just have to wait and see if or when someone actually dares to take on Harrison Ford's role forward.
  3. The buzz around the ICC World Cup 2019 has already started with the first day of warm-up games taking place yesterday, during which South Africa won their match against Sri Lanka and Afghanistan were able to defeat Pakistan in an action-packed run chase. Sure, these games are really exciting but when it comes to the cricket World Cup, the rivalry between India and Pakistan through the years and decades, always comes to mind. And even though the cricketers from both sides have been giving the same politically correct answers throughout history, people still can't get enough of it. In the pre-World Cup, Captains' Press Conference at the Film Shed in London, a reporter asked Virat Kohli and Sarfaraz Ahmed a question about the kind of pressure the 'India-Pakistan' rivalry puts them under. Kohli replied with a very diplomatic answer. He said “India versus Pakistan is always a very anticipated match… but if you ask the players, it is very different from how the fans look at the game compared to how the players play it. Yes, you feel the anticipation and the excitement of the fans when you enter the stadium but when you enter the field, it is professional.” “For us, it is just another game that you need to win as a team. I am sure all the cricketers from both sides feel that as soon as you start playing the game, it eventually is a game of bat and ball, and that's all you need to focus on.” Sounds like a good answer to us. Top marks. Now it was time for the Pakistan captain to answer the same question as the reporters and the camera turned to Sarfaraz Ahmed, expecting him to say something. And like a cunning student who used to wait for the rest of the students to say the answer, Ahmed said: “My answer is also the same. Nothing different. No difference.” Now, we are not making fun of the Pakistan captain and his response, that has all the potential in the world to become a great meme, by the way. via GIPHY No, speaking English is secondary of being able to play a great game of cricket and being of use to your side that is in pursuit of a win against a rival team and the Pak skipper has done his fair share of work to bring his side to the stage they are on today. Full credit to him. The anticipated World Cup clash between India and Pakistan is scheduled to take place on 16th June 2019.
  4. The world's largest exercise in democracy, the Indian Lok Sabha election is also, in a lot of ways, the desi 'Game of Thrones' (minus the dragons and the white walkers, of course). There's violence, there's dirty politics, there's triumph, and then there's the inevitable heartbreak of defeat. One particular independent candidate, from Punjab, became the national face of such misfortune this year, when he broke down in tears in front of cameras during vote counting on Thursday. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Chacha Chatra™ (@chachachatra) on May 22, 2019 at 11:20pm PDT A video of Neetu Shutteran Wala, an independent candidate from the Jalandhar constituency, drew the internet's sympathy as his emotional breakdown went viral. A sobbing Neetu told local television channels that he had received only five votes, which was especially painful, when nine people from his own family had also voted. © Google Election Analysis Turns out, that wrong information was supplied to him in the heat of the moment, and he eventually ended up with many more than nine – precisely 856, votes. His elder brother Vimal Kumar told MensXP that Neetu was repeatedly trying to access the polling booth on Thursday, but was shooed away by the security personnel, saying that he had received just five votes. This led to him having a meltdown. “He has complete support from the family,” Kumar tells us, “and everyone, including our uncles and the extended family, has voted for him.” Neetu, as suggested by his titular suffix, owns a workshop that manufactures shutters and grills for shops. His election affidavit states that he is illiterate and hasn't had the privilege to an education According to his brother, Neetu has been a godfather to many poor and helpless people of Jalandhar, who have found themselves treated unfairly by the authorities. “Everyone in the city knows my brother very well. His agenda in the election was to fight against corruption, if elected, and to continue helping the poor. He also wanted to champion the cause of generating more employment along with developing Jalandhar and working for the common man,” said Kumar. On Friday, the morning after the final results were announced, Neetu failed to show up at his shop. He's obviously been low since last evening, and has not been able to accept the turn of events from the previous day, says Kumar. “I tried to console him but he'll take his own time. It's all a part and parcel of the game”. When asked about Neetu's political aspirations, Kumar told us that his brother will contest in the next Vidhan Sabha polls. And why not; he definitely has more support than he did 24 hours back. You go Neetu!
  5. The verdict is finally here, and the Indian citizens have finally declared their leader of choice for the next five years. Late last evening, as the nation broke into a collective celebration, especially the Bharatiya Janata Party's right-wing supporters who expressed their joy by distributing sweets and breaking into a dance on the streets, losing parties wondered how to soothe the pain that bothered them so. © Twitter And when we talk about losing parties, who stands as a better example than BJP's arch rivals and opposition, Congress. With less than 100 seats to itself, the Indian National Congress has found itself at a loss even this time, much like in 2014. However, amongst the winners from the party is one name who has been an active face of the Congress over the years. Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, who was contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections from the Thiruvananthapuram constituency in Kerala. Final results show that he has won from his constituency with over 40 per cent votes ahead of BJP's Kummanam Rajasekharan who bagged just over 30 per cent votes for himself. © Twitter However, this win hasn't pleased the wordsmith politician, who admitted that he feels like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost. He made this comment late last afternoon when it was gradually becoming more and more obvious that PM Modi-led BJP would come back to power with majority. As my lead nears 50,000 with 72% counted, i feel like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost! It's a bittersweet emotion I will take some time to reflect on. #TharoorForTvm — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 23, 2019 We can totally understand that bittersweet feeling Mr. Tharoor but regardless of the bigger verdict, congratulations on the hatrick win you have scored!
  6. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are probably celebrating their victory and the chance of running the country for another 5 years, there's one guy who is crying his heart out for losing in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. YouTube Neetu Shuttern Wala, who hails from Jalandhar, stood independently in the recently held polls and claims to have gotten only 5 votes. When he was being interviewed, he broke down before the camera and started crying. Well, he is crying not because of the alleged 5 votes. He is crying because he got 5 votes despite having 9 people in his own family. Yes, his own family members betrayed him and didn't vote for him. The man, while wiping his tears, blamed his family and accused the EVM machines of tampering in the voting process, which resulted in his loss. The reporter then proceeded to leave no stone unturned to rub salt on the poor guy's wounds and asked him, "When your own family doesn't support you, how can you expect outsiders to help you?" Well, the man is so disheartened with the results that he has decided to not run for the elections ever again. We feel you man, we really do! But, people on Twitter are having a field day laughing at his misery. Iss independent candidate ko total 5 votes padi hain aur iske ghar mein 9 log hainððððððððð­ð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/E6f9HJXCYA — Rishav Sharma (@rishav_sharma1) May 23, 2019 Pata karo kon h vibhishan ððð — Robinhood (@Ragy_95) May 23, 2019 Bhot badi be-imaani hui hai iske sathð­ð­ð­ð­ð­ — ‏ÙÛرÛ٠خا٠(@Mehreen778) May 23, 2019 I can't stop laughing ðð𤣠— à¨à©à¨¤ à¨à©à¨° Ú¯ÙÛت Ú©Ùر (@kashmiri_kurii) May 23, 2019 à¤à¤¸ दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ सॠविशà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¸ हॠà¤à¤ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ हॠमà¥à¤°à¤¾;) — Mohinder Pal Setia (@mohindersetia) May 23, 2019 ðððð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/aSVlQ6ZW8Z — @nv! :) (@Anvi008) May 23, 2019 This made my dayðð Can't stop laughing ð — naveen soni (@naveensoni484) May 23, 2019 Ye dekho @India8Heart ....Iske saath dhoka ho gaya.... — Chowkidar Kim Jong Un (@ChowkidarKim) May 23, 2019 While his emotional meltdown has now gone viral, looks like he got more than just 5 votes. Apparently, his voting tally currently stands at 856.
  7. Themed parties can be exciting but exhausting at the same time, as dressing up can be big fun or a useless chore. But just like any other themed party that you've been to, there are always people who don't feel like dressing up at all. They make a statement by turning up in their PJs. To be fair, we've been in those scenarios too, haven't we? Turns out, Trevor Noah is just like us. via GIPHY For those of you who don't know, Trevor Noah is a South African comedian among other things, a writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and a television host for 'The Daily Show'. He's known to introduce satire in political commentary in his presentation. via GIPHY However, he clearly doesn't restrict the satire just to the show, as he extends it to life and sometimes, even the parties that he goes to. Trevor Noah made a statement about this by way of his outfit at the Met Gala 2019. Take a look: © Getty Images While it doesn't align with the theme of camp at all, it's still the most relatable outfit from this year's Met Gala probably. And here's why it stands out: The Met Gala is a fundraising event which is also otherwise known as 'fashion's biggest night out' wherein the most iconic looks are seen on celebrities each year. The Met Gala is organised by Vogue Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, who with her team, meticulously prepares a guest list of all the people who should be invited to the Met. Each year, a powerful theme is set that the invitees have to keep in mind while choosing their outfit for the Met. This is no easy task, considering celebrities can easily be mocked for what they wear at the Met. The theme is central to the Met Gala. And then we have Trevor Noah, saying what he believes out loud and clear. © Getty Images
  8. The 2019 Asian Championships have been the true testament of pure grit and the will to do anything to bring home the greatest honour any athlete can give to their country while sticking to their game, the gold medal. The inflow of medals through the tournament have also made these athletes finally get an opportunity to share and discuss their struggles and inspirational stories to motivate their fellow countrymen to do great things. We have had people like Gomathi Marimuthu, who, under extreme poverty and with absolutely no aid from the government, was able to bag the Asian championship gold medal in the 800-m race, only on the basis of her father's unconditional support and her own conviction. And now, there's the story of Arti Arun, a power-lifter who continues to work as a dental surgeon through the day in order to support her career as an athlete. Representing India on the biggest platforms all over the world, bringing home the gold and even spending more than a lakh of rupees from her own pocket for the same, has brought no support to her from the government. On Monday, according to an ANI tweet, Arun slammed the governing authorities for letting her down because of the lack of support she got from her political representatives even after she did something so honourable and prestigious for her nation. Arti Arun, Dental Surgeon&Power-lifter: After winning gold medal in Asian Power-lifting Championship in Hong Kong. I felt let down, I represented India, haven't been appreciated for it. Spent around Rs 1,50,000* from my earnings. Haven't got any support from govt. #TamilNadu https://t.co/GrLkw2v3tf — ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2019 Arun also raised some very important and heartbreaking concerns about the future of athletes like power-lifters in India. Arti Arun, Dental Surgeon & Power-lifter from Chennai: How long can I continue to spend so much? So many power-lifters go unrecognised. #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/lX6a1ARjgo — ANI (@ANI) May 6, 2019 Why is it that only after a sportsperson has accomplished something that they finally get the opportunity to ask for support, financially or otherwise? Imagine how humiliating and demotivating it must feel to be celebrated for achieving brilliance in a sport in one country and being treated as a useless tool in your own. How can you expect more and more medals in every Asian Championships, every Commonwealth games and every Olympics when the initial commitment is not made to the athletes, to promote their desire to win, to support their dreams and turn them into reality?
  9. If you're an ardent 'Game of Thrones' viewer, you'd be amassed with a number of theories doing the rounds already. Well, that's a fact because everyone has a prediction to make for the show, especially since it all got over so quickly. And by all, I mean the Night King and his army. But a new theory about the Night King and the Three-Eyed-Raven has surfaced on Reddit and it makes quite a bit of sense. (c)HBO According to Redditor u/idols2effigies, the Three-Eyed-Raven is the real villain of the show and the Night King is just a pawn in the entire story. He goes on to say that in episode 3 of season 1, the Old Nan, right before she tells Bran the story of the White Walkers and the Long Night, an old crow appears on the window. When Bran turns his head to look at it, she says "Don't listen to it. Crows are all liars". Right after she says this line, she brings up the White Walkers and the Long Night and hints at the true nature of the Three-Eyed-Raven, the supposed good guy. Here take a look: The Redditor then goes on to say that the Three-Eyed Raven had planned to get rid of the Night King and all of mankind from the very beginning. But for him to do that he needed to bring the Night King closer to the South of the Wall. But since he was stuck in the tree, he used Bran to do that instead. If you remember season 6 episode 5, Bran meets the Night King in one of his visions. This is basically the Three-Eyed-Raven's ploy to force Bran's consciousness in to a situation which allowed the Night King to take over. Since he meets Bran, he knows exactly where to come find him. What am I trying to get at? Well, the Redditer states that maybe the Night King doesn't want to exist in the first place and wants to destroy himself and his army, by killing his creator, the Three-Eyed-Raven. (c)HBO Well, if you remember the Death Swirl or the spiral created by the Night King and his army. According to the Redditer, "A spiral is a symbol that shows that from one spot, everything is connected and "spirals" outward, that what has happened will continue to happen again." In simple terms, if you remove whatever's there in the middle of the spiral, the effects of the spiral will cease to exist. pic.twitter.com/nV003g82s6 — Game of Thrones Season 8 theories (@GOTS8theories) 17 April 2019 Now you may wonder how is the Three Eyed-Raven the Night King's creator? Yes, in season 6 episode 5, we do see the Children Of The Forest create the Night King, but who is to say, they were only following the Three -Eyed-Raven's orders? If you notice the scene carefully again, it's his face we see carved on the Weirdwood tree where the night king was created. pic.twitter.com/bKMu2nhGge — Game of Thrones Season 8 theories (@GOTS8theories) 3 May 2019 Now why does the Redditer believe the Three-Eyed-Raven is the real enemy? According to him the Three-Eyed-Raven and the Children Of The Forest are portrayed as these humble, nice magical beings who want good things to happen in the foreseeable future and want the White Walkers out, even though they were the ones who created them. But according to the theory, destruction of mankind is all they ever wanted. According to the Reditter, the entire threat of the dead army was orchestrated by the Three-Eyed Raven, to get exactly what he wants, which is get rid of the threat towards him and rejoin the waking world, all at once. So all in all, the Three-Eyed Raven only helped in the Battle of Winterfell, through Bran because he wanted to protect himself against the Night King, who was his own creation. (c)HBO Well, this theory may just sum up the entire series for us. Since we're still struggling for closure from the last episode, hopefully this Redditer is right and we get to see a major twist towards the end!
  10. The 2019 season of the Indian Premier League has to be special and unforgettable for both, the former West Indies ODI hero, Kieron Pollard and the young and eccentric, Hardik Pandya, both of whom found themselves hitting long shots on a regular basis in the ongoing month and a half long tournament. While playing for the same franchise, Pollard and Pandya, and Mumbai Indians, have been loyal to each other through the thick and thins of the team's 12-year-long journey and have reaped the benefits of being a part of the most successful IPL team with three championships (tied with MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings). © Twitter/IPL And while this season has not been MI's best, they are still on their way to qualifying for the top four spot of the IPL playoffs by winning 7 of their 12 matches and a total of 14 points in their hands and it is safe to say that on a lot of occasions, the MIPaltan needed some superhuman performances to get out of trouble and the duo of Pandya and Pollard got to work, especially in the death overs. “Even when he came onto the scene, if you remember, in a couple of games for Mumbai (Indians), he finished off with his big hits. He is a small guy but hits the ball a long way. And once he continues to practice well and continues to evolve as a cricketer, you can see him doing great things not only for Mumbai Indians but (also for) Indian cricket,” the Windies legend praised a 25-year-old Hardik Pandya. © Twitter/IPL Pandya, who was in a bit of a fix ahead of the league began as he suffered from a stiff lower back and a life-time of humiliation for his comments at a popular talk-show, has finally collated enough courage to go out there and let his bat do the talking. “It is matter (sic) of him having the confidence and you giving him the confidence for him to believe in himself, because he is one of those guys who is free-spirited and just goes out and tries to use his youthful exuberance to have an impact on the game,” said Pollard, who has been by Pandya's side for ages now.
  11. We talk about things like the athletes' determination that takes them places. And if we are feeling really generous, we might touch upon the contributions of their coaches and the equal amount of work their have put in behind the success of their apprentice. Having said that, ever since I covered the stories of Special Olympians like Dinal Jain and Ankush Saha for a dedicated docu-series: 'Beyond Victory' , I realised exactly how important it is to let the world know about the contributions of the parents of the sportspersons who made the nation proud by excelling in their sport of choice. It is imperative that their role, their sacrifices for the betterment of their talented children, are highlighted. Why? Because of stories like this: When the 30-year-old, 800-m Asian Athletics Championships gold medal winner, Gomathi Marimuthu stepped onto the podium to embrace her win and the recognition to go with it, the only thing that was probably going through her mind was gratitude. Congrats #GomathiMarimuthu You make us proud pic.twitter.com/TaCGAR5wRh — Naveen.M (@NaveenFilmmaker) April 23, 2019 Gratitude for her late father, who did everything within his capabilities and then some, to watch his daughter realise her dreams but could not be around to experience the joy and excitement when she finally did. After winning the Asian gold, Marimuthu went down the memory lane, remembering all the hardships her family had to go through on a daily basis just to make her better at what she wanted to do, by a tiny margin than how she was the previous day. "When I used to do sports, my father had a leg ailment and he was unable to walk. He had a two-wheeler and that was a big deal for us back then. We did not have good bus facility to go to the city, there was no electricity in my town and the roads weren't good either," said the athlete in a press conference after the win. "If I woke up at 4 a.m., I could catch the 4.30 bus. So my father would wake me up at 4, sharp, putting an alarm. If my mother was not feeling well, my father only would give me water, boil milk... all these things he would only do." "I miss my father. Since I was into sports, and we didn't have much food, he kept aside some for me and ate cattle feed for himself. I can never forget that one day,” she said as tears rolled down her cheeks. "If only my father was around today, I consider him to be like God." Look at this incredible run! Gomathi Marimuthu of India won 800m Gold at Asian Championships in Doha. Sadly no one to even hug/congratulate this 30-yr-old daughter of farmer from a village near Tiruchi. She picks & waves the Indian Flag herself. That is patriotism! Jai Hind!! pic.twitter.com/VqTkJJ3dLQ — Lt Gen Satish Duað®ð³ (@TheSatishDua) April 25, 2019 Very little to no food, bad transportation facilities, health and financial issues at home, no electricity but sheer determination to become better every single day and a Gold medal to prove it. That's Gomathi Marimuthu's story and her father's legacy and it could not have been any better.
  12. With the ICC World Cup 2019 just a month away, the captain of the Pakistan cricket team, Sarfraz Ahmed, was found making some rather bold statements during a press conference ahead of leaving for England. Considering themselves as the 'underdogs' of the tournament, Ahmed believes that the level of pressure they will be carrying on their shoulders starting their World Cup campaign against the Windies on 31st May 2019, will be manageable. "Look, when we go as favourites, then it's a problem, but if we go as underdogs then other teams feel the danger, so I think being underdogs is good for us and eases the pressure," he said. Eyebrows were raised only when Ahmed mentioned Virat Kohli's Team India in his comments. "For us all nine matches are important so we will take every match as a match against India," said the 31-year-old. "We have beaten India in a bigger event recently so we will have that advantage.” The skipper was referring to their victory in the Champions Trophy final in 2017, in which Ahmed and team dominated the Men in Blue, while winning the match by 180 runs. Pakistan have also won the 1992 World Cup and the 2009 World Twenty20. However, when it comes to the World Cup, India and Pakistan have clashed six times, none of which were won by the perennial rivals of India. As expected, as soon as the statement was made available online, the hardcore fans of the Indian cricket team trolled the wicket-keeper batsman hard and left nothing to the imagination: Meanwhile We INDIANS and INDIAN TEAM be like pic.twitter.com/Cir8KThb1D — Silly Strom (@SillyStrom) April 23, 2019 2017 isko recent lagta hai. — Rahul (Pray for Sri Lankað±ð° ) (@rk5444) April 23, 2019 Looks like he has forgotten the 2 embarrassing defeats against India in Asia cup recently ðð — Abhi Panchal (@iamabhi1909) April 23, 2019 India is 6 - 0 to Pakistan in the World cups, where does this lad live? — ðð ððð®ð¿ðð ðµð²ð¿ð² (@hathnostalgia) April 22, 2019 I don't give a damn what Safaraaz says — Raman Chakrabarty (@RamanChakrabar2) April 23, 2019 Ahmed and his boys will be participating in a three-game warm-up followed by a five-match ODI series and a solitary Twenty20 International with the Englishmen before the World Cup takes place in England and Wales. While Team India's World Cup 2019 journey will begin from 6th June 2019 when they go head to head with the South Africans in the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground in West End, Hampshire. India and Pakistan are scheduled to lock horns on 16th June 2019 and you DO NOT want to miss this one.
  13. There's no need to bet on the fact that 'Avengers: Endgame' is surely one of the most anticipated films of the year 2019. Just two days are left for the release and the fans can't keep calm. If you have booked your tickets well in advance, then you're probably bubbling with anticipation over how the movie will turn out. There's a rush among fans to see the movie on the very first day and if you are a hardcore Marvel fan and you have not been able to book the ticket, we can totally understand your pain. It's common knowledge that the barometer of any film's success rate is the box office opening. The more the movie mints, the more it attracts the audience to watch it on the big screen. Interestingly, 'Avengers: Endgame' will wrap the storylines that have been shown in the last 21 films. It's the ultimate finale and that's why the craze. Since the box office is one of the biggest parameters of the success rate of a film, we got in touch with Trade and Film Expert, Girish Johar, to know the Day 1 prediction for Endgame. © Twitter/girishjohar "The craze for 'Avengers: Endgame' is unprecedented. It's not only in India but we can see it globally. In China, the midnight screenings broke the record of 'Fast and Furious' by three times and that's not really a small thing. It has crushed the previous records and the same is expected in India. Advance bookings have gone berserk and fans have gone crazy. I, honestly, expect mayhem at the box office. They have already cloaked in a million tickets in advance which is great. It will shatter the old box office records and new ones will be set with 'Avengers: Endgame'," Girish said. "The screenings are yet to be locked by today. I envisage around Rs 50 crores plus on Day 1 including all the languages. The screens are being increased by each passing day. The audience is hungry and wants to see it. Even after ticket pricing being high, fans are still thronging so it shows the craze the people have for the franchise," added Girish. Are you excited to watch 'Avengers: Endgame' this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.
  14. Here's some Tuesday humour for those people who're going to cast their vote within the next month. BJP candidate for Lok Sabha polls from Bhopal, Sadhvi Pragya said a mix of cow urine and some herbs derived out of cow products helped cure her breast cancer. The very candidate who made insulting remarks against 26/11 martyr Hemant Karkare and who boasted about helping demolish the Babri Majid in 1992, even though she was 4-years-old then, came forward saying cow urine cured her breast cancer. © Twitter Let's not forget Sadhvi Pragya, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case is out on bail over health issues currently. While talking to a popular news channel, she said it saddens her to see the state of cows in the city. "Godhan amrit hai" she stated in an interview. She then went on to list certain health benefits by consuming cow urine and the herbs derived from cow products. The biggest health benefit she said was that cow urine absolutely took care of her breast cancer, which truly implies she's absolutely healthy now. She also said rubbing a cow from the back towards the neck, helps control blood pressure. © India Today Obviously Twitter didn't take her statements lightly again, and they practically became a laugh riot in no time! And why the fakk did she not share that info with her party member Goa CM Parikkar ?? — Batsman Prashant (@From_DC) 23 April 2019 Since cow urine has cured terror accused Pragya of breast cancer, shouldn't she be back in jail?? #PragyaSinghThakur #Terrorist — Never fear to speak the truth ‏‎Ø³Ú Ø¨ÙÙÙÛ Ø³Û Ú©Ø¨Ú¾Û Ù (@EmpoweringGoa) 23 April 2019 "Cow urine cured my breast cancer" - Sadhvi Pragya Okay can we now send her back to jail! https://t.co/nrGOHOuCFG — Ù¾Ûا٠پرÙس Ú©Ø´ÙÛرÛ(@P_Kashmiri) 23 April 2019 If aeroplane and internet invented long back then why not cow urine can cure cancer..BJP ka yeh chutiyapa bhi le le lete hai...more to come LOL...waiting for all naga sadhus sitting in parliament — Zakir Hussain Sayyed (@sayzakirhussain) 23 April 2019 oh man!!. this lady is going to provide cow urine at trains and railway stations if she becomes railway minster. God Save us!!.. And who knows swiggy and zomato will also deliver the cow urine in future. ðð. God save us — Tejaswi (@Tejaswikadaba) 23 April 2019 She must be kept in lock-up with a cow, can have ample cow-mutra. No reason to be out on bail for health reasons. https://t.co/PmvmCWgAdd — Peters Peter ð®ð³(@sabupeters) 23 April 2019 In #Bhopal @BJP4India Lok Sabha candidate Sadhvi Pragiya Thakur tells her breast cancer got cured because she drank cow urine. She wants to popularise the use of cow urine after defeating pic.twitter.com/zbiQ4gK32T — Mohd Lateef Babla (@lateefbabla) 23 April 2019 Well, all we can say is we hope people vote sensibly.
  15. Sushma Swaraj has saved quite a few lives in her tenure as the Union External Affairs Minister, and literally so. Over time, she has turned into a sort of quasi-godmother for Indians residing abroad, who swiftly steps up to help those in need. Swaraj has been actively helping Indians living abroad, who reach out to her in moments of distress through social media platforms such as Twitter. © Twitter Earlier today, she pulled a 'Main Hoon Na' move when an Indian national in Saudi Arabia reached out to her and she assured to help him out by saying “hum hain na”. An Indian named Ali had been trying to leave Saudi and get back to India for the past one year. He had been in touch with the Indian Embassy in Riyadh for the same purpose, however, nothing came out of his efforts even after 12 months of struggle, and as a last resort he reached out to Swaraj for help. 'Khud kusi' ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi. @IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this. https://t.co/ajU8EXyhAK — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 18, 2019 In his plea, he stated that he has tried tooth and nail to get back to India, but the Indian Embassy has shown no seriousness in considering his request. Now, the man said that if help is not sent, he might have to take his own life, as he can see no other way. To this Swaraj promptly replied saying, “Khud kusi ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi. @IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this,” and asked the authorities to look into the matter. © Twitter This isn't all. We have witnessed Sushma Swaraj come to the rescue of many others in the past as well. Last year she also responded to a tweet stating that she personally handled her Twitter account, and it wasn't “her ghost” doing it for her. She has a great sense of humour and an even greater sense of responsibility and accountability for her duty as well as her position.
  16. On Monday, a couple of hours before the final list of India's top 15 cricketers who will be representing the nation in the greatest contest of the cricketing world, was declared, former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh shared his thoughts on the decision to select one of two players in particular. In an interview with India Today, Bhajji spoke about the lack of need of a secondary or backup wicket-keeper to the current man behind the stumps, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Showing his utmost faith in the former skipper, he believes that the Indian squad are more than good enough to be successful at the 2019 ICC World Cup with just a single wicket-keeping maestro, thereby also announced his apprehensions about both Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant being selected. “It's not that Dhoni does not have niggles. Playing cricket with him I know he has some back issues but with his experience, he knows how to play with all that,” Singh told India Today. © Reuters Not to let his devotion toward Dhoni get the better of him, Harbhajan also spoke of how KL Rahul is well qualified and experienced to fill in Mahi's shoes if the 37-year-old suffered a serious injury. “I don't think you need any backup for Dhoni unless he suffers from any major injury during the World Cup. In case of any minor niggle, you do have KL Rahul in the squad who can keep.” Singh also showed some love for the Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer, Navdeep Saini, who's fresh bowling style and raw pace has not only impressed cricketers like Sourav Ganguly and himself during 2019 season of the Indian Premier League but also in the domestic circuit. “You need a fourth specialist seamer in England too and Navdeep Saini would be my pick. Not just because he has bowled well in IPL which in itself is credible in Bangalore's batting friendly wickets but also because he has won Ranji matches in the past, so he comes with domestic experience,” he said.
  17. Admit it, working overtime is never fun. Actually, it might be a little fun if it happens only once in a while, and we are adequately compensated for it too. But then, many would say it's too much of wishful thinking because obviously, such a thing does not really exist. As it gets more and more difficult for new-age employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance, owing to the ever-rising demands on their professional front, even a stray comment in encouragement of working overtime can be a pretty huge buzzkill. (c) Reuters Something similar happened very recently when China's richest man and one of the world's largest e-commerce companies Alibaba's founder Jack Ma spoke up in defence of the laborious overtime work culture in Chinese tech companies. What's even saddening is his belief that working overtime is nothing less than a “huge blessing” for young workers. All of this transpired during a speech that Jack Ma delivered to Alibaba employees encouraging the “996” work schedule, which basically refers to the 9 am to 9 pm daily work timings, for six days a week. (c) Reuters Insane, right? We agree! But if you are wondering where this logic stems from for the e-commerce magnate, read this, “I personally think that being able to work 996 is a huge blessing. Many companies and many people don't have the opportunity to work 996, if you don't work 996 when you are young, when can you ever work 996?” How about “never”, Mr Jack? Never at the cost of our physical and mental well-being at least. (c) Reuters But in his defence, Jack Ma thought the following excuse might be a valid justification. “In this world, everyone wants success, wants a nice life, wants to be respected. Let me ask everyone, if you don't put out more time and energy than others, how can you achieve the success you want?” We are all for working hard, and going that extra mile to get the job done to perfection, but what Jack Ma seems to have ignored in this entire monologue is that, there is a difference between working to achieve our dreams, and slogging to get to the nearest grave sooner. (c) Reuters Working overtime is by no means to be encouraged, especially at a time when millions around the world are struggling to maintain their mental well being, due to constant pressure and stress at work. Aspiring for a nice life might mean surviving through some sleepless nights along the way, but that surely doesn't mean giving up the peace and very life in order to live it. So, thank you for the suggestion Mr Jack, but we think we'll pass.
  18. We all know Will Smith loves India and he proved that to us when he actually did come here to partake in the Leadership summit and also because he has a brief cameo in Karan Johar's 'Student of the year'. The 'Men In Black' actor is one of the finest in Hollywood and has an array of films under his belt that have done fairly well. © Instagram One of the main reasons he's liked so much by his fans is because he's one of the most grounded stars you'll ever come across. We saw that when he was in India, doing very Indian things. Like riding an auto in Mumbai, or chilling desi style or even doing a puja in Haridwar, because he can! The actor made a quick trip to Haridwar and Rishikesh and performed the rudrabhishek in Haridwar and participated in the Ganga Arti in Rishikesh. He also had a local Pandit read his horoscope. Smith said this experience was a great spiritual awakening for him. Why are we refreshing memories here? Because Smith recently shared his India sojourns on his Instagram account and it's quite endearing to read actually. He wrote: 'My Grandmother used to say, “God Teaches through Experience”. Traveling to India & Experiencing the colors, people and natural beauty has awakened a new understanding of myself, my Art & the Truths of the world'. Isn't that the sweetest caption? Here are the pictures he shared along with it: My Grandmother used to say, “God Teaches through Experience”. Traveling to India & Experiencing the colors, people and natural beauty has awakened a new understanding of myself, my Art & the Truths of the world. A post shared by Will Smith (@willsmith) on Apr 6, 2019 at 1:51pm PDT Well, we really hope he comes back again and does local touristy things. I won't be shocked if I find him driving a tractor in Haryana sometime soon. For now, we're really looking forward to Aladdin in May 2019, where he'd be playing Genie.
  19. The twelfth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is not fairing out well for the world's number 1 ranked ODI bowler according to the International Cricket Council (ICC) as far as avoiding injuries is concerned. While the pacer injured his left shoulder after a scary dive on the last delivery of Mumbai Indian's (MI) season-opener against Delhi Capitals.(DC), the cricketing fans of the Indian held their breath when they saw him enter the field to bowl against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with a swollen right eye on Wednesday. Nobody had any idea what sort of trouble did the 25-year-old had gotten into the get such a bad bruise on his face. So, when the match finished, people went crazy on social media demanding some sort of clarification on the horrific injury. What happened to Bumrah's eye? — Romsha ð®ð³ (@kohlischarms) April 3, 2019 Who punched Bumrah on his right eye? ð pic.twitter.com/s4935FMrU1 — Ojas. (@Ojasism) April 3, 2019 Why aren't people talking about Jasprit Bumrah's black eye?#IPL #MIvCSK — Maulik Sheth (@MaulikSheth03) April 3, 2019 When the question was put in front of MI head coach Mahela Jayawarden, he decided to have some fun with the frowning commentator who was interviewing the Sri Lankan legend. Upon being asked if he was the reason behind Bumrah's black eye, he quickly replied with a huge smirk on his face: “I think the story is he is going for a night-out you know and get into a brawl or something like that.” He then quickly clarified that he was only pulling the interviewer's leg: “Just joking. He missed a straight catch from Jimmy the other day. He was quite lucky actually. He had a pretty big swelling yesterday evening and managed to get it down. He's one of the good ones in the team.” Despite the injuries, Bumrah indeed has been extremely lucky for none of them have been grave enough to put India's finest out of action. With the 2019 ICC World Cup less than a month and a half away, he ought to stay out of trouble as his role in building an Indian side worth the trophy will be massive. As far as the game against CSK is concerned, it felt as if the huge lump on his face was bothering MI's top bowler as he went through the night without a single wicket while giving away 27 runs in four overs. Mumbai managed to add to the winning column nonetheless, thanks to Hardik Pandya's heroic performance on both ends of the pitch.
  20. Donald Trump has said a lot of questionable things in the past. Like, seriously hilarious things. It's no surprise that he's referred to by those closest to him as an 'idiot', 'moron' among other things. But now the social media is trolling the President left and right for saying what we believe is one of the most hilarious things we've heard in quite some time now. While attending the National Republican Congressional Committee's spring fundraising dinner in Washington DC, he said, “If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations your house just went down 75% in value.” © Pexels He then continued to make a weird waving gesture with his arm in the air and said, “And they say the noise causes cancer, you tell me that one, OK.” Here, watch the hilarious video here - ICYMI: Trump at the NRCC dinner last night: "If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer. You tell me that one, okay?" Then he makes a windmill noise. ð³ pic.twitter.com/2q1GIj0we9 — Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 3, 2019 Just to be clear, windmills do not cause cancer. We repeat, windmills do not cause cancer. Yes, there are other health problems that are blamed on wind turbines, but cancer certainly isn't one of them. In addition to the social media, even GOP Senator Chuck Grassley called his comments completely “Idiotic“.
  21. In an industry which should thrive on gender fluidity because of equal opportunities, there is still gender disparity that's visible from every archaic lens. Recently, after the success of her film 'Luka Chuppi', Kriti Sanon, the lead actress, spoke about how the entire credit for the film went to the lead male actor Kartik Aaryan and it seemed absolutely unfair. According to her Kartik was lauded for bringing the audience to the theatre to watch the film and she said this is always the case where the male actor steals the show mostly, when the female has an equal part to play for the success of the film. © Pintrest "This business of overlooking the leading lady has been going on for a while and it's so unfair. I am glad this conversation is finally happening." she told a leading entertainment publication in an interview. "It's logical to talk about only the male protagonist when the leading lady doesn't have a lot to do, but when they are both carrying a film on their shoulders, the credit should be equally shared. Everybody deserves a mention," she added. © AA Films The actress had fair points to address because they've been visible since the genesis of the industry. For the success of every movie, the male actor is always brought forward for his commendable work, while the actress is criticised for what she was wearing or how she carried herself out in the movie, completely objectifying her, istead of paying heed to her acting prowess. It's time we change the dialogue of how we perceive our films and make them more gender equal when we talk about them, especially if the actor and actress both have an equal role in the movie. Kriti also spoke about gender pay disparity in Bollywood and said it needs to be equal to set a good example to the country. “Actors are also paid more than their female counterparts in Bollywood. Remuneration should be in sync with two things — your role in the film and your capacity to pull in the audience. There have been instances in the past when actresses have been paid more than their hero,” She opened about disparities in gender pay in Bollywood with a popular entertainment publication. © AA Films I think Kriti is certainly moving talks towards a more progressive standpoint. Equal pay has been a fight in our country since long and if an industry like Bollywood demonstrates it within their own realm, it will set a good example for other industries to make equal pay more sustainable and possible. While we're grateful to Kriti for bringing up such pertinent points and addressing them, we hope more actresses come forward and talk about things that really matter. Kriti is currently working alongside Arjun Kapoor on Ashutosh Gowarikar's 'Panipat', which is about the third battle of Panipat.
  22. After the most anticipated wait in cinematic history, 'Avengers: Endgame' is finally around the corner and we can't wait to book our tickets already! Recently John Russo, one of the directors of 'Avengers: Endgame' was in the country, Mumbai to be precise, for the launch of the Marvel anthem composed by A.R Rahman and he revealed some interesting trivia he knows and keeps on Bollywood. © TOI Bollywood has a cult following across the world now. With its stark flamboyancy, colours that can give you a headache and songs that can probably mesmerise you, it's no surprise that Hollywood looks towards the East to draw some parallel inspiration every once a while. Well, Russo does the same. In an interview with a popular publication, Russo revealed how he loved watching Bollywood cinema when he found the time and that his favourite movies were 'Dabangg' and 'Robot'. This was definitely something we didn't expect. The Marvel Cinematic Universe director watching 'Dabangg'? Really? But he revealed that he loved the way the action sequences were shot and that he was a Salman admirer (like we don't have enough around already!) © Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd When Russo was asked where he caught these films, he said over the years he'd been watching a lot of fun stuff in the edit rooms, but these movies were mostly seen when he was on an aeroplane, off to his travels. “For the last seven years, I have been able to watch a lot of stuff other than these movies in the edit room. But when I get into airplanes and I have to travel a lot, I like to catch up on movies, especially global cinema,” he said. “I remember reading about 'Dabangg' so when I got into the plane, it was on there and I watched it and I loved it. I loved the camera work and the tone. It's very entertaining. It reminded me of some of the work we did in Community,” © Twitter He also mentioned how Rajinikanth's 'Robot' influenced 'Avengers: Age Of Ultron' and that's the kind of revelation every Bollywood filmmaker needs to hear! Well, post this revelation from his end, he was asked the most pertinent question ever. Since he'd seen both Rajinikanth and Salman in action, he was asked what characters they would play best from the Avengers and to that he took no time to say Rajinikanth would perfectly fit the bill as Iron Man and Sallu would play the Hulk for sure! I mean wow, he'd probably envisioned the two as Stark and the Hulk when he saw their movies, in all probability. While I agree Rajini would kill it as Tony, Sallu's a little too damaged to fit into any superhero profile, even if it's the Hulk! But Russo knows best I guess. © Twitter While Russo met all his fans in India, he had come alone and not with the 'Endgame' ensemble. However, Chris Hemsworth who plays Thor, Paul Rudd who plays Ant-Man and Josh Brolin who plays Thanos sent rather endearing messages to all their fans in the country and expressed their wish to be here with the director. © Walt Disneys Atudio Motion pictures 'Avengers: Endgame' is out on the 26th of April 2019 and it will be the end of a decade-long journey the Avengers have had and hence, it's the most anticipated film of the year. We're gearing up for the big release already, are you?
  23. In his much-hyped and anticipated address to the nation a couple of days back, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that India is now a space-power, as DRDO successfully destroyed a low earth orbit satellite in space using a missile. While the government claims that the ASAT test has provided 'credible deterrence' against the threats to the country's space-based assets, a former ISRO Satellite Communication Engineer thinks that this won't be effective at all. First of all, in case you don't know what the announcement was all about then here's PM Modi's address to the nation - Now, let's see what N Kalyan Raman, former ISRO Satellite Communication Engineer, who has worked with ISRO for over two decades thinks. According to him, India won't be able to knock out the satellites that are in the higher orbit with its missile. “Most of the countries' satellites are in the higher orbit, and even with this India won't be able to knock out those satellites,” he said. Kalyan noted that Mission Shakti doesn't quite add up in a war-like situation. In fact, he says there are a lot of other ways through which one can keep an eye on the enemies. He said, “In a war like situation, if a country wants to spy on its enemies there are various ways to do it-- for example, Google Earth. All you need is good resolution photos. Why do we even need this?” © ISRO Raman firmly believes that India's anti-satellite test was more a demonstration of its ballistic missile defence system, rather than its ability to challenge its adversaries in space. On the same lines, even Vipin Narang, an associate professor of political science at MIT, told the WIRED that India needs to balance things out if it's interested in getting into the anti-satellite deterrence game. He added that China can knock out all of India's satellites, but India can't really do the same.
  24. After the historical verdict that changed dialogue for all religious sentiment in the country, it's only inevitable that everything is depicted visually to tell us what really happened. The Ayodhya verdict came out in September 2010 and since its fair and riveting result, it made a big impact on the country, and a movie by the name of 'Ram Ki Janmbhoomi' will be releasing on the 29th of March, 2019. © Cine Craft Productions Sanoj Mishra's 'Ram Ki Janmbhoomi' will be dealing with the controversial issue of Ram Mandir and Halala. Although it is in full-swing to release this Friday, there was a plea that sought to stall the release of the film, before a bench headed by Justice S A Bobde. This is because the petitioner claimed the release of the movie will impair the ongoing mediation proceedings in the land dispute case. But the Supreme Court refused the plea altogether for stalling the film, saying there is no vital connection between the mediation proceedings and the release of the movie. “There is no connection between the mediation proceeding and the release of the movie,” said the bench as they listed the plea for hearing after two weeks. © Cine Craft Productions The Delhi High court also stated that people will have to be more tolerant, if freedom of speech and expression given under the constitution has to survive in this country. The high court made this observation when a plea was filed by Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who happens to be a self-proclaimed descendant of Bahadur Shah Zafar. He'd made the plea to stop the release of the film in question. On March 8th, the court ordered a formal mediation into the Ayodhya case, as a way to solve the 60-year-old Ramjanambhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute. The case is not about property anymore but about how people feel about it and how they should heal from this age-old turmoil. © Twitter But we're glad the court sees positive sentiments where the dispute is concerned. For them to uphold freedom of speech and expression in the highest conduct is a great start to end the dispute through visual entertainment and we can't wait to watch the film post its release.
  25. While depression isn't an easy condition to deal with, we have a lot of people coming forward and talking about it openly. This not only helps others who are going through it, to accept it and deal with it, but also normalises the whole philosophy behind depression, which in most cases is seen as a regressive state to go through, in society. © Twitter The most progressive stance though has been taken by celebrities like Deepika Padukone, Honey Singh and even Justin Bieber, who have openly talked about going through depression and experiencing every nuance of it and crossing the gripping hurdle one day at a time. Very recently, singer Armaan Malik revealed his battle with depression as well and said he was heavily inspired by singer Justin Beiber's posts on depression, on social media to face his own internal issues and come and talk about them, openly. Armaan also talked about efforts he was making towards rectifying his mental health and how he will never give up on it. © Twitter In a recent Tweet he said: “I've always been honest about my feelings in general so yes I'VE NOT BEEN OK for a while now & I know my fans have been worried about me. I resonated a lot with Justin's recent post where he said he's battling a lot of internal issues” I've always been honest about my feelings in general so yes I'VE NOT BEEN OK for a while now & I know my fans have been worried about me. I resonated a lot with Justin's recent post where he said he's battling a lot of internal issues — ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) 26 March 2019 He also tweeted: “I have been too and it's not easy coz even if you have people you love around you, you need to sort out stuff YOURSELF!! But just wanna tell all of you, I have been super patient, I've tried my best to be positive & that's what has gotten me through a lot of my low phases.” I have been too and it's not easy coz even if you have people you love around you, you need to sort out stuff YOURSELF!! But just wanna tell all of you, I have been super patient, I've tried my best to be positive & that's what has gotten me through a lot of my low phases. — ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) 26 March 2019 He then added a glimpse of positivity for 2019, saying: “So don't need to worry. It's gonna be a KICKASS 2019 and EVER YEAR"! So don't need to worry. It's gonna be a KICKASS 2019 and EVER YEARâï¸ — ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) 26 March 2019 Lastly, the 'Bol Do Na Zara' singer Tweeted: “Just realised that it's not only me, it's you and everybody else around us and we all go through some intense stuff on a daily basis which we don't talk about. Let's all be strong together" Just realised that it's not only me, it's you and everybody else around us and we all go through some intense stuff on a daily basis which we don't talk about. Let's all be strong together ðð¼ — ARMAAN MALIK (@ArmaanMalik22) 26 March 2019 Which was a very helpful Tweet, might I add, considering a lot of people today are undergoing mental health issues and aren't very sure how to bring them up, without falling under the trap of it being a social taboo. Armaan's fans also came forward in his support for speaking up on such a crucial matter. We're very glad Armaan came forward to openly admit and talk about depression and we wish and pray everything works out well for him!