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  1. The Coronavirus has now become the source for scores of people losing their jobs in just months of this virus being discovered. The necessity of staying at home in order to practice social distancing and help the world get over this crisis as efficiently as possible, has brought the global economy to shambles. While people belonging to the middle class are finding it difficult to keep up with their livelihood, others with an even weaker economic background, are completely dependent on donations, charities and the provisions made available by their government. Delhi: Army Wives Welfare Association has prepared 2500 food packets for migrant labourers. The packets will be handed over to government representatives in Delhi Cantt today. pic.twitter.com/3ijlBBKTpW â ANI (@ANI) March 31, 2020 Keeping the same in mind, former Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh decided to put out a couple of tweets to encourage their followers to look beyond their national boundaries and support former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridiâs NGO, Shahid Afridi Foundation. Hereâs what the cricketers posted online: Harbhajan Singh: The world is passing through extremely testing and unprecedented times.Letâs do our bit to help @SAfridiOfficial @SAFoundationN doing gr8 work plz join hands with them nd contribute what ever u can https://t.co/t9OvfEPp79 for covid19 @wasimakramlive @YUVSTRONG12 @shoaib100mph pic.twitter.com/sB2fxCAQqY â Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 29, 2020 âThe world is passing through extremely testing and unprecedented times.Letâs do our bit to help @SAfridiOfficial @SAFoundationN doing gr8 work plz join hands with them nd contribute what ever u can http://donatekarona.com for covid19 @wasimakramlive @YUVSTRONG12 @shoaib100mph,â he wrote. Yuvraj Singh: These are testing times, itâs time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on https://t.co/yHtpolQbMx #StayHome @harbhajan_singh pic.twitter.com/HfKPABZ6Wh â yuvraj singh (@YUVSTRONG12) March 31, 2020 âThese are testing times, itâs time to lookout for each other specially the ones who are lesser fortunate. Lets do our bit, I am supporting @SAfridiOfficial & @SAFoundationN in this noble initiative of covid19. Pls donate on http://donatekarona.com #StayHome @harbhajan_singh,â wrote the former India all-rounder. Happy with the kind of support shown by two great Indian stars of their time, Afridi personally thanked Yuvi and Bhajji for their seamless support to his cause in a tweet of his own: Thank you for all you support-both yourself & my brother @harbhajan_singh are huge pillars of support; this bond we have shows love & peace transgresses borders when it comes to humanity especially. Best wishes to you with your noble endeavours with @YOUWECAN #DonateKaroNa https://t.co/IVhqywdl3q â Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) March 31, 2020 âThank you for all you support-both yourself & my brother @harbhajan_singh are huge pillars of support; this bond we have shows love & peace transgresses borders when it comes to humanity especially. Best wishes to you with your noble endeavours with @YOUWECAN #DonateKaroNa,â wrote the Pakistani athlete. However, not all the followers of the two Indian cricketers were as enthusiastic about donating to Afridiâs cause as their idols. Instead, they used a hashtag: #SHAMEONYUVIBHAJJI to show their rage against them for this âshameful actâ: Extremely sad to see this. U have lost all the respect @harbhajan_singh .. everything. He breaks his TV bcoz his wife was watching programs with hindu rituals. He hates india and indian army. U have done a shameful act. https://t.co/6lTKXAtjvw â Shailendra Singh (@shaksingh) March 31, 2020 They were even called âabsolute jerksâ. From being our heroes to being an absolute jerk.!#ShameOnYuviBhajji #COVID #Covid19India pic.twitter.com/yd6XZbzlWO â SilentLucidity (@ineyhathakur) March 31, 2020 One of the users even asked if they were even Indians or not: Are you Indian or a Pakistani ? â Keep Smiling (@upma23) March 31, 2020 What do you think about this whole situation? Did the Indian cricketers deserve such treatment? Let us know in the comments section. View the full article
  2. Russell Crowe, popular for roles like Maximus from Gladiator, in his time in self-isolation, has found an unlikely bond with actor and comedian, Johny Vegas. Recently, he posted a video on his Twitter account for his 2.7 million followers to spread the word about Johny's charity in hometown of St Helens. However, what's interesting is how drastically different he looks in self-isolation than his usual self. © Twitter/Russel Crowe Johnny is part of this charity group that takes everyday essentials to vulnerable people and key workers in the northwest town. Take look at the video here: If you are in the St.Helens UK area pic.twitter.com/Rp7n4yrcgz â Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) March 31, 2020 Self-isolation has drastically changed the way we groom ourselves. Now, that we're locked up in our houses for days on end, no one cares about social constructs like grooming the beard or dying it for that matter. Russell Crowe's self-isolation look is clearly surprising his fans. In fact. he looked barely recognisable in the video that he posted. This man couldn't believe it was Russell Crowe. Canât fool me, thatâs not Russell Crowe, thatâs David Bellamy putting on a dodgy Ozzie accent! pic.twitter.com/x68LIHUGuV â Global Collapse HQ (@G_C_HQ) March 31, 2020 Some people wanted to clash the two worlds together. Some were treasuring this epic COVID-19 moment. In the end, Johny Vegas was grateful for Russell's contribution. Another satisfied customer via@BrookOA @EcclestonArms @StevePrescott1 team. Thanks for your kind donation, here's our safe distance selfie as promised #StHelensTogether#StayAtHomeAndStaySafe & again, thanks @russellcrowe for spreading the word & morale boost 01744881881 X pic.twitter.com/vsq1NDUgvS â Johnny Vegas (@JohnnyVegasReal) March 31, 2020 Despite the Coronavirus pandemic disrupting our lives and forcing us to go in self-isolation, it is also really bringing us together as well. View the full article
  3. While most of us are safely sitting inside our houses, many people apart from the âhealth warriorsâ are out on the streets working for us. These people include vegetable and fruit sellers, and sanitation workers, who are coming to work every day like itâs just another regular day. © BCCL To pay their respects, residents of Nabha showered flowers on a sanitation worker from their terraces to thank him for the work that he is still doing during the Coronavirus lockdown. Taking to his Twitter, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh wrote along with a video, âPleased to see the applause & affection showered by people of Nabha on the sanitation worker. Itâs heartening to note how adversity is bringing out the intrinsic goodness in all of us. Letâs keep it up & cheer our frontline warriors in this War Against #Covid19.â Check out his tweet here- Pleased to see the applause & affection showered by people of Nabha on the sanitation worker. Itâs heartening to note how adversity is bringing out the intrinsic goodness in all of us. Letâs keep it up & cheer our frontline warriors in this War Against #Covid19. pic.twitter.com/tV2OwVa86w â Capt.Amarinder Singh (@capt_amarinder) March 31, 2020 In the video you can see the sanitation worker walking through a colony in Nabha, Punjab with his cart and people are showering flowers on him. Also, the people of the colony thanked him by clapping continuously from their terraces. © BCCL The video has already garnered over 49.4k views and 5k likes on Twitter and it deserves more. People on the internet found the video heartwarming and hereâs what they have to say about the video- True. Beautiful and very moving. â Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) March 31, 2020 Agreed. I agree with you and really hope this virus helps to change attitudes towards sanitation workers and migrants labourers and the poor in society. â ParentStrandedInIndia (@StrandedinIndia) March 31, 2020 Makes sense! Beautiful to see but why are people throwing petals without covering their hands and why are they going up to the sanitation workers with garlands and not keeping appropriate social distance? Not fair to blame this virus on 'foreigners' while promoting inconsistent messages. â ParentStrandedInIndia (@StrandedinIndia) March 31, 2020 Mine as well! Made my day â Abhishek Gupta (@AYPgupta) March 31, 2020 Exactly. oh mannnnn!!! my day is madeeee!!!! â Anjali_Sharmaâ®ï¸ (@TribeccaaAngie) March 31, 2020 Yes⦠Very thoughtful of residents�� â arun (@arunsharma1968) March 31, 2020 So true. Just because a leader is there to lead and set an example, Hats off to your leadership. â Shiv Kumar (@ShivMehra07) March 31, 2020Meanwhile, the Coronavirus cases in India have crossed 1500 so far and the virus has killed around 50 people. © BCCL The virus is spreading dismally and the whole country is on a lockdown to protect everyone from the outbreak of the pandemic. View the full article
  4. At the moment, this lockdown situation is not the only thing that is extremely trying but people around are doing some crazy things that are actually quite cringe-worthy. In an unusual incident that took place on Sunday in Washington, a man was arrested. And for a super bizarre reason. No, it was not for rash driving or drunk driving, but he actually made his Pitbull sit in the driver's seat and made him drive the car at a high-speed. Really disappointing, must say. © iStock According to reports, the man was driving quite erratically and recklessly. The troopers attempted to stop the suspect's car. When the car finally stopped, it wasn't a man but a Pitbull sitting in the driver's seat as it turns out the man had been accelerating and steering the car. © iStock Officials have also reported that the man was driving over 100 mph. The 51-year-old Lakewood man tried to evade as much as he could and drove recklessly on Centennial Trail, a trail for pedestrians and bicyclists. Luckily, no one was hurt during this incident. Later, the troopers were successful in ending this chase. The man has been charged many felonies that include drugs and rash driving as well. After he was booked, he simply had one answer that he was trying to 'teach his dog to drive a car.' © iStock The Washington State Patrol has taken everything into consideration and this man has now been charged for hit and run and reckless endangerment. The bond has been set to $8,500. On this, Axtman also added "I've been a trooper for almost 12 years and wow, I've never heard this excuse. I've been in a lot of high-speed chases, I've stopped a lot of cars, and never have I gotten an excuse that they were teaching their dog how to drive." © iStock As far as the dog is concerned, he has been sent to an animal shelter while the owner is now arrested. This is an insane act and no one has the right to put anyone else's life in danger. View the full article
  5. âSix weeks ago, Dr. Erin Bruce, an anesthesiologist, and her husband, Dr. Michael Szava-Kovats, had their first child, a daughter. He agonizes over the thought of exposing his young daughter and wife to infection. He accepts that he may get coronavirus. The risks to his family are outside his comfort zone, he says.â This is the story, Dr. Szava-Kovats shared with The Guardian in a recent interview - words that must have echoed in the young ER specialistâs head as he shifted into an empty apartment owned by some friends. After five days of risky, back-to-back work at his resident hospital in Calgary, Canada, the loneliness begins to set in - worry about the future, the thought of not being able to hold his newborn child and support his wife during one of the most difficult medical crises the entire world has faced. He finds some comfort in routine - calling Dr. Bruce at the same time each day, meditating to calm himself before work and bolstering himself with the camaraderie of his team... but sometimes, things are just too much. âItâs hard because I want to be with my family. I am not doing this because I want to,â he says. Dr. Szava-Kovatsâ story is nothing short of heartbreaking - but it represents the daily reality for thousands of doctors, nurses and other medical professionals across the world, from New York City to rural clinics in sub-Saharan Africa. Here are a few stories from the lives of these selfless heroes, detailing the sacrifices theyâve had to make for us - sometimes paying with their very lives. Dr. Li Wenliang, Wuhan Dr. Wenliang was an ophthalmologist from Wuhan Central Hospital. He posted his story on Chinese social network Weibo from a hospital bed a month after sending out his initial warning. The 34-year-old had noticed seven cases of a virus that he thought looked like Sars - the virus that led to a global epidemic in 2003 - which turned out to be an early discovery of the now infamous Coronavirus strain. Despite his desperate pleas for caution, the Chinese government accused him of âspreading rumoursâ and âseverely disturbing social orderâ - a month later while in hospital, he shared the above video that went viral, and tragically passed away in early February. Several Chinese citizens stormed social media in fury - âThe truth will always be treated as a rumour,â read one comment on Weibo. âHow long are you going to lie? Are you still lying? What else do you have to hide?â Nurse Naser Ali Al-Shahrani, Riyadh#Watch: Saudi doctor weeps as he follows #socialdistancing advice as #COVID19 crisis continues and refuses to hug his child as he returns home from the hospital pic.twitter.com/KZvQtrOqAy â Arab News (@arabnews) March 25, 2020 In a heartbreaking video coming in from Saudi Arabia where the number of coronavirus cases have soared past 1,500, Naser Ali Al-Shahrani, a nurse practicing at King Salman Hospital, came home from a day of duty to find his young son Mohamed ecstatic to see him. Heartbreakingly, the medical professional was moved to tears when he realised that touching his son would put him at risk to contract the virus, and the confused boy is seen backing away from his emotionally distressed father. Dr. Sanjay Kumar Dhoteja, Punjab Doctors all over the country have been pleading with the general population to stay at home, while simultaneously working round the clock to care for patients suffering from the virus - and Punjabâs medical professionals are no exception. In a video shared by BBC News Punjab, Dr. Dhoteja along with his colleagues appealed to the public in an emotional outburst. âI havenât gone home for the last one month,â he said. âI got to go home for a couple days, 15 days ago⦠but I have a two month old baby at home.â Breaking down into tears, the doctor continued, âplease, stay at home, donât come outside. Please prevent this sickness from spreading. A very big problem has come into the country⦠you arenât able to see it, but we are.â Dr. Chen, Wuhan Remember, every single doctor out there on the front lines is someoneâs son or daughter - and watching them take on a disease with no discovered cure can be downright harrowing. In Dr. Chenâs case, the young medical professional from Wuhan had to quarantine himself after developing possible symptoms. Despite requesting his family to maintain a 2-metre distance at all times, his mother would show up each day at his apartment - carrying supplies and food to feed her son while breaking down emotionally. Dr. Chenâs sister who shot the viral video, says, âWe were so sad to see her crying like this. I cried too. Itâs a difficult time for doctors and for medical workerâs families - I hope all frontline medical workers can protect themselves.â She now collects supplies for hospitals in need. Fortunately, her prayers were answered when her brother eventually emerged from his quarantine without any symptoms. Nurse Kious Kelly, New York City When news of Kellyâs status reached his only sibling Marya Patrice Sherron, it was already too late - the 48-year old nurse was already being intubated in the ICU at New York City's Mount Sinai West hospital. Kelly, who had asthma, told them it was mild and that he was doing fine. "Heâs always been protective of me [and] my parents. I knew he didnât want them to worry," Sherron said. "I asked him a couple more questions, and he said he canât talk. 'I choke if I try. Canât breathe. I love you,'" Sherron recalled him saying. "And he said he was tired and he would lay down and wanted to go to sleep." Six days later, on Tuesday evening, the hospital informed her family that Kelly had tragically succumbed to the virus. Amidst a massive pouring in of support, condolences and financial assistance with Kellyâs funeral, his sister also received a scathing, hateful comment that targeted the heroic nurse for his sexuality - âsuggesting that [Kelly's death] didnât matter because he was a gay maleâ. Despite these disgusting displays of inhumane behaviour, Sherron has been overwhelmed by the massive amount of positive support her family has received during this tough ordeal. "Itâs humbling. Itâs unreal, really,â she said to Buzzfeed News. âYou feel like youâre not alone going through this." If you know any medical workers caught up in the forefront of this pandemic - do reach out to them today with a kind word or two - every little bit helps. View the full article
  6. Let me just say it out loud - God bless OTT platforms. No seriously, how else are we supposed to get through these times? © iStock Although OTT platforms allow us to catch up on some really great films that we might have missed catching on the big screen, they are also a great platform for films that did not perform well at the box office, giving them a new, digital life, so to speak. Here are just some of the many films, which although were box office disasters, went on to become immensely popular on OTT platforms: 1. October- 2018 Raking in a mere 58 crore at the box office, Shoojit Sircarâs October, starring Varun Dhawan is considered actually one of the best films of 2018, thanks to its poignant storytelling, and the breathtaking manner in which the film was made. That, however, was not enough to ensure a sound collection at the box office. Once it was released on OTT, it just exploded, with people praising just how well the film was made and how it was one of Varunâs finest performances. 2. Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota- 2018 If you havenât seen Mard Ko Dard Nahi Hota, at least at the cinemas, you arenât alone. The film did a measly Rs 2 crore at the box office. But man, once it was relaunched on a streaming service, it just exploded. It is through and through, a genuine laugh riot, with some over the top dialogues and actually a good story. A must watch for every millennial in India if you ask us. 3. Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, 2009 As averse towards streaming Ranbir Kapoor has been, quite a lot of his films that did not work well on the box office actually did massively well on OTT platforms. Rocket Singh raked in a ghastly Rs 33 crore at the box office back then. Given it was at a time when Ranbir was being labelled as the next big thing in Bollywood, the performance actually took everyone by surprise. Still, thanks to torrents, and OTT platforms the film was received well, a few months and years after its release. 4. Wake Up Sid, 2009 This is yet another film that actually looked very promising, but did not live up to the commercial expectation that distributors and the filmmakers had. This is also one of the first of Ranbirâs coming of age films, and probable one of his finest. The plot and the writing were poignant, it had some really good songs, and people who saw the film actually liked the film. Still, it wasnât as successful, as some of the big blockbusters of the year, and soon sort of died out. Again, thanks to network television, and torrents it did pick up steam, but once it was rereleased on OTT, itâs appeal evolved exponentially. 5. Hunterrr, 2015 Another film that had the potential to set records at the film, but ultimately performed abysmally, was Hunterrr. The film had everything that one would expect of a blockbuster - a solid script and story, some really catchy dialogues, and immensely talented actors. Again, people who actually saw the film were going gaga over it. However, the number of people who actually saw the film was not that significant a number. Hunterrr raked in about Rs 13.5 crore before it was picked up by streaming services, where, it went on to become a cult classic. Like we said, thank God for OTT services. If you come to think about it, these films are actually responsible for making us familiar with platform-exclusive films, or films that only have a digital release, and are not released on cinemas. View the full article
  7. Badshah , a few days back, dropped a song online that is ruling the charts. His song Genda Phool stars Jacqueline Fernandez and the peppy track has already garnered over 50 million views on YouTube. After the song was released, a few people started to slam Badshah for plagiarism.In the song, there is a line from a Bengali folk song âBorlok er Bitilo, Lomba Lomba Chulâ¦..lal Genda Phoolâ, which is from a Bengali folk song Borloker Bitilo. But itâs originally written by Ratan Kakar who hasnât been given any credits. Ratan told PTI, âI am extremely poor. Many people have taken my songs, but have not given me credit. They can't write their own songs. They used my songs as their own. I live in a hut. I write songs of the soil. I don't have the financial strength to drag them to court.â He also added, âThere are so many writers and good people around us but nobody protested. Those singing the song donât understand its spirit and ruin its earthiness. I was aghast. Will these things continue?â When Badshah started noticing that he has been tagged for plagiarism and after Ratanâs quotes on PTI started to garner attention, he released a statement last night stating that he had no clue that it was originally written by Ratan as it was not mentioned in any of the records and now that he is aware of the truth, he would be happy to help the singer and he is already trying but because of the lockdown, he cannot go and meet him. Read the statement here: View this post on InstagramPlease readA post shared by (@badboyshah) Soon after he shared the statement, a few Bengalis started to comment that they approve of the song completely. Well, others too supported Badshah for explaining the truth. © Instagram/Badshah © Instagram/Badshah Well, it would be great if Badshah takes the necessary steps to reach out to him because if Ratan can talk to the media there would surely be a way to reach out to him. Whatâs your take on the entire fiasco? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  8. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is offering free FDA-approved ventilators to countries that need it most for patients affected by COVID-19. Musk will be sending the ventilators free of cost to hospitals in regions where the electric car manufacturer operates and delivers. The ventilator will also be sent without any delivery charges. © Reuters "Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please (let) me or @Tesla know," Musk said in a tweet. It is currently not clear how many ventilators are on offer and how the company plans to prioritise which hospital needs it most. Previously, Musk promised to give hundreds of ventilators to hospitals in New York City which happens to be badly hit by the outbreak in the United States. We have extra FDA-approved ventilators. Will ship to hospitals worldwide within Tesla delivery regions. Device & shipping cost are free. Only requirement is that the vents are needed immediately for patients, not stored in a warehouse. Please me or @Tesla know. â Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 31, 2020 There have been more than 8,25,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world and has resulted in more than 40,000 confirmed deaths. At a time when the world is facing tough times, Musk has come to the rescue by committing to getting ventilator to the people who need them most. © Reuters However, Musk does have one condition that the ventilators be used for the recovery of patients rather than have it stored in a warehouse. Ventilators have proven to be crucial medical equipment as the novel virus attacks the lungs and causes severe difficulty in breathing. American car company Ford also plans to make 50,000 ventilators for COVID-19 patients within the next 100 days. View the full article
  9. Amid the Coronavirus chaos while the whole country is on lockdown for 21 days and the government has ensured that the essential goods and services will be available to us throughout, things are still not that easy for most of us. Many of us are still having problems buying groceries or going to the grocery stores as we are really taking the lockdown seriously. © Facebook/Municipal Coorporation Gurugram Recently, Municipal Corporation in Gurugram has launched a new mobile bus that offers home delivery of essential food items. Exactly! While youâre still wondering if the bread is important enough to go out for, Gurugram has already a solution in place for it. The mobile bus home delivery food service has all essential food items including fruits, vegetables and packaged food such as noodles, biscuits, and bread. And theyâre delivering all this to the doorstep of the residents. Now, this is a brilliant idea and all other cities should take a cue from this and streamline a way wherein this can be implemented. © Facebook/Municipal Corporation Gurugram However, many of us are facing a lot of problems finding basic essential goods that we need as they are out of stock in most places, be it online or a store near your house. The mobile bus has been loaded with grocery items and visit all localities in G-town to supply essential goods such as atta, oil, ghee, pulses, handwashes at a comparatively cheaper price than the MRP. According to WhatsHot, you just need to write in your requirements to them and the mobile bus shop will reach you within a few hours. © Facebook/Municipal Corporation Gurugram Also, we hope all other cities implement something similar to make social distancing even simpler. View the full article
  10. Weâve been speculating about the OnePlus 8 Series for a while now and it seems like many of those speculations have been confirmed by the company. On the OnePlus forum, company CEO Pete Lau confirmed some of the specifications of the upcoming phones in a deep dive. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We had already assumed that the OnePlus 8 Pro and the OnePlus 8 would be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 chipset and it was confirmed in the forum post by Lau. This is the same chipset that powers some of the flagship phones of 2020 including the Realme X50 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 in the United States. Xiaomi was also supposed to launch the Mi 10 in India that is powered by the flagship chipset, but was delayed due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Snapdragon 865 chipset already offers impressive performance on other phones and OnePlus claims it will be 25% more energy-efficient than previous handsets. The processor is also more powerful at handling raw processing power which makes it ideal for gaming, video and image editing. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Lau also confirms that the phone will have LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.0 flash storage which will enable the phone to have faster read and write speeds. This, in turn, will enable the phone to launch apps and files faster than ever before. For users who like to use processor-intensive apps and multi-task at the same time, the new flash storage system will help in making the process smooth and power-efficient. The OnePlus 8 Series is already sounding like a great phone with almost every specification leaked before its official launch. While the smartphone is launching soon, currently we do not know how OnePlus plans to get their smartphones in the hands of their customers during the lockdown period. View the full article
  11. Social distancing. Self-quarantine. Lockdown. These are the words that are being repeated time and again in the current situation. However, people all across the globe are looking for some ways and means to escape this chaos for a while and let their freak flag fly high. At a time when many countries across the world are in a complete lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly virus, people are looking forward to utilising this time at hand efficiently. In a one-of-a-kind initiative, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles is making sure that those in lockdown do not lose their creative streak. Well, they thought what better time than now to channel our inner Pablo Picasso! Hence, the museum recently asked people on social media to recreate some of their favourite classic artworks, in a fun way, using just items lying around at home. In their tweet they wrote, âWe challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. 1. Choose your favourite artwork. 2. Find three things lying around your house. 3. Recreate the artwork with those items and share with us.â We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. ð¥ Choose your favorite artwork ð¥ Find three things lying around your houseâ ð¥ Recreate the artwork with those items And share with us. pic.twitter.com/9BNq35HY2V â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020Here we have compiled some of the most hilarious recreations of people from across the places. Check it out: Is that an eagle? Saint John the Evangelist by Frans Hals (with better eagle/dog matching) pic.twitter.com/bRtzLGnlTO â AnthropAbolishICEgal (@Anthropologal) March 29, 2020Love this idea! pic.twitter.com/aTd5WsBlpE â Sue Fictitious (@SueFictitious) March 28, 2020We stan.https://t.co/K3JVGpFPAJ pic.twitter.com/rIqXzr5hIK â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020Even the A & D to match Albrecht Dürer's signature. https://t.co/xECK09Fu2C pic.twitter.com/okNSKaOgIu â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020Thatâs what we call creativity! Madonna and child.https://t.co/ZbnVeToUPE pic.twitter.com/7Vkl91CF6D â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020All about perspectivehttps://t.co/kOpafs4Kzf pic.twitter.com/R5VX0fAemJ â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 26, 2020The Virgin, Saint Elizabeth, and the Infants John the Baptist and Christ, but now with more unicorns...https://t.co/EUDgg7362Y pic.twitter.com/uSqoPFGF2d â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 26, 2020Not quite Monet! pic.twitter.com/6Ejk0ayzCk â Jenpiumarta (@JenniferPiumar1) March 28, 2020"Triple Self Portrait" by Norman Rockwell pic.twitter.com/LEr2e2bl7x â Robert Etheredge (@BobEtheredge) March 28, 2020 pic.twitter.com/0zTNNXXRYN â RachelForrest (@RachelForrest) March 27, 2020Girl With a Pearl Earring pic.twitter.com/wPO2q7wneG â taylor (@tayloryaaas) March 29, 2020So art lovers know very well that there is art in everything, all you need is a perspective. Have you taken this challenge yet? Let us know which one did you like better and why in the comments section below. View the full article
  12. Now that we all are stuck in a lockdown and are looking forward to the salons opening again, this is the perfect time to take notes on how to look our best once they do. Or, for those of us who can manage beard-shaping or even haircuts (guts!) at home, now is the time to look up perfect styles that we can take pointers from. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 6 handsome Indian supermodels who are giving us the perfect grooming inspo we need. Right from beard to physique to hairstyles, these men know how to be on top of their game. Why not take a few style pointers from them that we can use on ourselves? 1. Nitin Chauhan View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@nitinchauhanofficial) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@nitinchauhanofficial)A combination of thick beard and smouldering hot bod, this is Nitin Chauhan, who will instantly make you scroll for more sexy pictures of his. Besides this thick, glorious beard, what you can't miss is his unkempt man bun that adds more oomph to his beard. He is a perfect mix of good looks and an ace sense of style, tbh! 2. Arya Bhat View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@bhatarya) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@bhatarya) Health is as important as good looks and Arya Bhat, a yoga teacher and a fitness model outshines in every manner. This supermodel literally knows how to create that thunder while we are indoors. Also, that curly mane and well-groomed short beard have totally it knocked it out of the park. You donât always need a long beard to steal the limelight and Bhatâs beard is a perfect example of that! 3. Gaurav Rana View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@gauravraana) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@gauravraana)Purely drool-worthy, Gaurav Raana has made men and women go equally weak in the knees. His handlebar moustache with a short beard is the benchmark if you wish to add a knack to your style. Add to that, his ripped physique has compelled us to stalk him literally every day. 5. Prathamesh Maulingkar View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prathamesh_maulingkar) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prathamesh_maulingkar)Indian footballer turned supermodel, exactly knows how to strike a chord with us with his impeccable grooming and fitness game. For a beard that's classy and intimidating, Prathmesh has left no stone unturned and is the reason why our quarantine period is so lit at the moment. What an eye-candy! 6. Prateek Jain View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prateekjain_lovemachine) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prateekjain_lovemachine) Prateek Jain clearly knows how to steal hearts with his hot bod and suave grooming game. The world seems limitless for him as he hasn't only sported a full-fledged beard but has gone way out and experimented with versatile styles. Right from fade to unkempt beard, he knows how to raise the temperature stat. View the full article
  13. Every kind of love thatâs celebrated is worth sharing. When you love hard, and as purely as the feeling itself, itâs hard for the world to not get a whiff of your rapid heartbeat or roiling emotions. You see, that is how love works in our world. There is no timeline to it. It sees no cultural or linguistic barriers. There is no stopping it against different skin colours or places of worship, and when it finally does arrive, it brings us to our knees, quite literally. © Instagram Ace Kings XI Punjab player and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who recently got engaged to his girlfriend Vini Raman would agree with this from personal experience. Because when all else failed, it took Maxwell to drop to his knees and turn his then-girlfriend into his current fiance, and future wife. Before we get to that part, letâs take a quick look at Maxwell and Viniâs little-known love story. © Instagram According to tabloids, the first wave of speculation about Maxwell and Viniâs âfriendshipâ started doing the rounds when Vini posted a picture of herself with Maxwell back in August 2017. The post came with no captions, and to this day comments on the picture is disabled. Still, since actions speak louder than words, the picture spoke volumes. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@vini.raman) Both look pretty close and comfortable in each other's company in the picture. And though not much is known about their initial phase of dating, it is believed that the two first met at a Melbourne Stars event, a domestic cricket team Maxwell represents. © Instagram As for Vini, she is a Melbourne-born and brought-up, Indian-origin Tamilian who also happens to be a certified pharmacist. In fact, it has always been Vini herself who would often share pictures of herself and âbest friendâ Maxwell on the âGram, along with other cryptic captions every now and then. View this post on InstagramWe're the best of friends... except for when the jenga comes out ð¬ #topdeckA post shared by (@vini.raman) Besides popping up on Viniâs feed now and then, and going on a Europe trip together, Maxwell and Vini succeeded in keeping speculations rife about their relationship status for a long time. This was until Maxwell took Vini as his plus one to the Australian Cricket Awards in February last year and even posted their first picture together on his personal Instagram account. The gossip mills took this as an official announcement of their budding romance. View this post on InstagramAwesome night at Crown for the Australian cricket awards. Congrats to @patcummins30 and @a_healy who both had incredible years! Personally I thought @vini.raman was best on ground last night, she looked absolutely stunning! ð A huge thanks to @nadeneduncanstylist , @marquisebridal , @calibreaustralia , @lajeenartistry , @valerejewellery & @olgabergofficial #australiancricketawards #crown #calibre #marquisebridalA post shared by (@gmaxi_32) This was soon followed by pictures of the coupleâs trip to Paris, though Vini was otherwise quite diligent about filling the gaps with her own set of Instagram posts which captured their blooming romance. However, earlier this year, soon after taking Vini as his plus one to the Australian Cricket Awards for the second consecutive year, Maxwell made things official by announcing his engagement to girlfriend Vini Raman on Instagram. View this post on InstagramðA post shared by (@gmaxi_32) But according to Maxwell, a lot went on before this picture-perfect moment. Things that toppled all his plans for a memorable proposal, turned it into a ânightmareâ and ended up bringing him to his knees instead. During an interview with Cricket Australia Maxwell shared how a perfect proposal for Vini would have been on a beach during sunset, but how it was everything otherwise in reality. When his initial plan failed, Maxwell asked Vini to meet him in a park near Port Melbourne. It was late in the afternoon and the park was full of people and school kids, so all the while he hid behind a tree to wait for Vini to reach the location. © Instagram But as his luck would have it, Vini walked past him in the wrong direction. So, Maxwell had to give her directions until she was in the exact place where he wanted her. When they finally met up, Maxwell wasnât feeling ready enough to pop the question just like that, so he tried to make her look in the other direction on the pretext of locating a cafe. © Instagram As soon as Vini turned around to check, and with no other way to do it ârightâ, Maxwell dropped on one knee and ended up proposing to Vini in a public park! View this post on InstagramLast night we celebrated our Indian engagement and I gave @gmaxi_32 a little teaser of what the wedding will be like 𥰠Shout out to both of our incredible families & all our friends who came to celebrate with us on such short notice - we are so grateful to be surrounded by some pretty amazing people â¤ï¸ Canât wait to get our hands on more photos from @shevan_j_photography ð¸ H&M - who else but ... @lajeenartistry Venue - @lincoln_of_toorak Catering - @tandooriflames Mandap - @rupalis_mandaps_melbourne Henna - @fadziiesmehndiandbeauty Lehgna - @gbcreations_ Arm candy - @gmaxi_32 ðA post shared by (@vini.raman) Soon, the pictures of Maxwell and his fiance made it to social media, which was later followed by pictures from their Indian engagement and a promise that the wedding will be a grand, Aussie + desi affair. View the full article
  14. In times of country-wide lockdowns amidst the coronavirus pandemic, one trivial yet necessary question that we keep thinking about is to grow a beard or not. Growing a beard is tricky business and only a select few are able to master the art. On top of that everyday routine life can sometimes become a major hurdle when it comes to growing a beard, from corporate dress code restrictions to strenuous daily commute. There is something about the beard that gives your face a certain character that is worth trying out. However, now is the time to give growing a beard a try, considering we're all locked up in our houses. Even if the experiment goes wrong, you can go back to being clean-shaven and no one will notice once everything resumes back to normal. But if the experiment is successful, you might end up with a new look altogether that people adore. If you're looking for some inspiration, Here are 8 real men with glorious beards who've mastered the art of growing one. 1. Nitin Mehta © Nitin Mehta An ex-army official who has now taken up modeling as a full-time profession. (Nitn Mehta) 2.Umesh Gulia © Umesh Gulia Umesh Gulia is a beard model and designer from NIFT. 3. Paras Chawla © Paras Chawla Paras Chawla is an Indian designer who owns the label, NAKA Clothing. 4. Abhishek Paatni © Abhishek Paatni Abhishek Paatni is an Indian designer who owns the fashion label 'Nought One' - that deals in streetwear and athleisure. 5. Sowrav Bhowmik © Sowrav Bhowmik Sowrav Bhowmik is a fashion and grooming journalist. 6. Aksheev Puri © Aksheev Puri Aksheev Puri is an entrepreneur and a stylist. 7. Mayank Sehgal © Mayank Sehgal Mayank Sehgal is a bespoke menswear designer. 8. Param Sahib © Param Sahib Param Sahib is a Delhi-based fashion designer. Now that you're inspired, you could look up hacks to get you started on growing the beard of your dreams. View the full article
  15. Earlier today, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had tweeted out saying that they're ready to unveil their new phones after having to postpone the event a few times. Now, we've just got the confirmation that the company is going to unveil the new OnePlus 8 series of phones on April 14, 2020. Yes, OnePlus has finally decided to go ahead with the launch despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But it'll still be an online-only launch event and we'll be able to stream it live on OnePlus' official website and on YouTube. © OnePlus Though OnePlus hasn't revealed anything about the new devices yet, they did mention that they're going to launch the OnePlus 8 "series", which means we'll definitely be getting more than one phone. This time OnePlus is going with the "Lead with Speed" slogan. The company also confirmed that there'll be a "full series of 5G devices". It's been a stressful month so far with little to no activities happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, we're super excited to welcome the new OnePlus 8 series and see what the company has been cooking for us behind the scenes. We already know quite a bit about the OnePlus 8 like its colour variants and even the detailed specs. 14/04/2020 - The answer you all have been waiting for! Are you ready to #LeadwithSpeed with the new OnePlus 8 series? Get notified - https://t.co/XhICjV2k9b. #OnePlus8Series pic.twitter.com/veENE0CbHY â OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) March 30, 2020That being said, we'll definitely be covering the launch in detail, so do make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more info. Note: The header & social thumbnails are for representation only. That's not the final design of the upcoming OnePlus phones. View the full article
  16. The Coronavirus pandemic has shaken all of us and disrupted our everyday lives. It's not like we had never heard of the words 'pandemics' or 'lockdowns' before, as we've all had these troubling terms thrown at us in schools at some point with pictures of a dystopian reality that we never thought could be our own. But 2020 has shown us that some of the worst possible realities can, in fact, come true. Not that we're not fighting this, we hope to resume routine life as soon as we can, and in a month or two hopefully, we will be back on the streets. However, these 3-4 weeks of isolation, for a lot of people, has put things in perspective as they make a list of things that they want to do as soon as it's safe to step out. We asked a bunch of people the first thing that they would want to do as soon as the lockdown ends, and here are some hilarious answers: 1. "The time in the quarantine has made me regret all the times a turned down a party invite, I might possibly turn into a party animal once this ends" © iStock 2. "Once it's safe to meet strangers again, I'm going to find someone on Tinder and hook-up with them" © Excel Productions 3. "I've been craving fried chicken after watching a bunch of movies of people eating fried chicken in them. Once the pandemic ends, I will go and live in KFC for a whole week." © iStock 4. "Have *** with my boyfriend." © iStock 5. "My family is conservative, I can't drink till the lockdown gets over. I plan to get sloshed on the streets with my friends without worrying about catching any infections." © iStock 6. "I'm done with washing my hands too many times, once it's safe again, I plan to not wash my hands for a month." 7. "I miss greeting people on the streets, I'm going to greet every random stranger on the street once this gets over." © iStock 8. " I'm staying with my boyfriend's family for the duration of the lockdown, as soon as this gets over, I plan to go back and lock myself in my flat for two days." 9. "I think working in a lockdown has made my team a little crazy, I can't wait for this to get over so I can quit my job." © iStock 10. "Give my girlfriend a ten-minute long bear hug." © Excel Productions So, what are you planning on doing once it is safe to step out? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
  17. 1977âs Agent Vinod had it all. © Sangam Pictures With several James Bond films to draw inspiration from, the Mahendra Sandhu starrer featured femme fatales, daring action sequences and high-stakes thrills - all viewed through the lens of a suave, flamboyant hero willing to gamble his life in the service of his country. Itâs all Bollywood at its most classic - the very name of Mumbaiâs film industry was coined during this period in Indian cinema. And among the thousands that would crowd theatres that summer to watch this flick, there must have been a few, who - whether they knew it or not at the time - had a closer connection to the world of espionage than the average filmgoer. I am, of course, talking about Indian National Army (INA) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents - the crème de la crème of Indiaâs intelligence, espionage and counter-espionage efforts. Given Indiaâs long and sometimes tumultuous history with its neighbours, these elite individuals ended up with one hell of a life behind them, and while the nature of espionage itself means that many incredible stories will be forever lost to time, thereâs a handful that make it into the public eye. Hereâs 5 of the most fascinating, thrilling and downright hardcore spy biographies in the history of India. 1. Saraswathi Rajamani © Wikimedia One of the earliest documented spies to work for the Indian cause, Rajamani originally hailed from Rangoon in present-day Myanmar, where her father, a supporter of the Indian freedom movement, owned gold mines, making them one of the richest families in the region. In a 2005 Rediff interview, the INA veteran recounted a visit from none other than Mahatma Gandhi himself, who was shocked to find the then-young girl practicing shooting in the garden. She would go on to disagree with Gandhijiâs principles of ahimsa and join Netaji Subhash Chandra Boseâs INA in 1942, under the Rani of Jhansi womenâs regiment. For almost two years, Rajamani and some of her female colleagues masqueraded as boys and gathered intelligence. While posing as a boy, her cover was called âManiâ. Once, one of her colleagues was caught by the British troops. To rescue her, Rajamani infiltrated the British camp dressed as a dancer. She drugged the British officers who were in-charge and freed her colleague. In a thrilling escape, Rajamani was shot on the leg by a British guard but she still managed to avoid capture - serving the cause until Netaji dissolved the army after World War II. 2. Mohanlal Bhaskar © Wikimedia In a 1983 autobiography titled An Indian Spy in Pakistan, Bhaskar says that he took on a false identity as Mohammad Aslam and had himself circumcised to operate as a Pakistani Muslim on behalf of Indian intelligence in Pakistan - aiming to obtain details on the countryâs nuclear programme. Unfortunately, Bhaskar was betrayed by double-agent Amrik Singh who played on both Pakistani and Indian sides of the field, and between 1967 and 1974, was imprisoned in Pakistani jails. It was here that Bhaskar made friends and enemies alike within the Pakistani jail system. In his book, he mentions both kind and cruel jailers - the latter of whom would torture Bhaskar for valuable information through these years. His account remains one of the earliest and most interesting documentations of Pak security from the era - making key observations about top officials and Pakistani society alike. 3. Ravindra Kaushik © Navbharat Times Born in Rajasthan in 1952, Kaushik began his career far away from the military - his talent as an actor at the national level dramatics meet in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, was witnessed by officials from RAW. Soon, Kaushik was called in and offered the job of an undercover agent in Pakistan. After two years of training in espionage, politics, Urdu, Islam and other useful subjects for an agent embedded in Karachi, Kaushik began his infiltration into the country as a law student at Karachi University at the age of 23, with the cover name âNabi Ahmed Shakirâ. From 1979 to 1983, while in military service, he passed on valuable information to RAW which was of great help to the Indian defence forces. He was given the title of 'Black Tiger' by India's then-Home Minister S. B. Chavan. Unfortunately, in 1983, a low-level RAW operative named Inyat Masih was captured by Pakistan and Kaushikâs identity was compromised. He spent the next 16 years in jail, writing secret letters to his family about the torture he faced as a captive. 4. Ajit Doval © Reuters Currently serving as the National Security Advisor to PM Narendra Modi, Doval has previously been head-honcho at the Intelligence Bureau and was an instrumental figure in the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 - continuing to pull some of the most important strings in the nation today. Before filling up these big shoes however, Doval excelled on-ground, first as a police officer in Thalassery, Kerala during the late sixties, where he helped quash violence against Muslim communities. This preceded a truly spectacular career as an intelligence operative across the country from the early seventies to the mid 2000s, when he retired as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau. In these years, Doval not only infiltrated the Miso National Front insurgency forces, gaining the trust of the majority of its commanders - he also facilitated the merger of Sikkim into India and even infiltrated the Golden Temple of Amritsar, collecting critical intel before Operation Black Thunder - a set of feats that earned him the media moniker of âIndiaâs James Bondâ. 5. Sehmat Khan © Dharma Productions/Penguin Played by Alia Bhatt in 2018âs Raazi, Sehmat Khan was a mysterious figure in Indian intelligence circles that surfaced in ex-Navy Lieutenant Commander Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat. Back in 1999, Sikka visited Kargil to research the state of the intelligence department. After expressing his disappointment, he managed to discover Sehmat Khan - the pseudonym for a woman who provided intelligence for the Indian forces during the 1971 Bangladesh conflict. Daughter of a wealthy Kashmiri businessman, Sehmat married a Pakistani Army officer. Though she was meant to be just a facilitator for the Indian Intelligence, Sehmat Khan went a step ahead to gather important security information for India - going deep behind foreign lines as the tutor to Pak leader Yahya Khanâs children. Her efforts culminated in intel that thwarted a Pakistani plot to INS Viraat, a Centaur-class, flagship aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. She eventually returned to India pregnant with her son, who eventually joined the Indian Army. Know any cool spy tales from Indiaâs espionage elite? Share them in the comments with us! View the full article
  18. The dismally increasing coronavirus cases across the globe have crippled global economy bringing lives of people to a standstill. This is the first time in the history of mankind something of this level has happened. In the wake of this global pandemic, many countries including India have imposed a country-wide lockdown to contain the spread of this deadly virus. Consequently, many people who earn wages on a daily basis have been left in the lurch. In such testing times, humanity and kindness are the qualities that help us get through life and this tough time. Turns out that humanity continues to stay alive despite what happens and proving this is an instance that occurred in Florida recently. according to a report in HT , an unknown customer left a tip of 10,000 USD (Rs. 7.5 lakh approx) at a restaurant called Skillets in Florida to be distributed amongst its staff members. What a kind soul! He did this in a bid to help staff members make their ends meet until the lockdown is lifted. This incident happened just a day before the state mayor asked all restaurants to shut down. © Yelp The owner of the restaurant revealed that the customer handed the money in cash to the manager of the restaurant, asking him to distribute it evenly amongst the staff members. There were a total of 20 employees working at Skillets and they all received 500 USD (Rs. 37,500 approx) each. According to NBC, the owner spoke about the gentle customer and said, âWe have regulars who have been coming in forever, and theyâre our friends but we donât always know their names. We know their faces, their orders, their favourite tables, but we donât know exactly who they are.â Turns out, this one customer isnât the only one who surprised them with his kindness. The owner of Skillets also revealed that many servers received big tips from other customers in the past few weeks. Owing to the current coronavirus crisis, the restaurant unfortunately has been forced to lay off 90 percent of its employees due to lack of funds. All restaurants were asked to close down. Itâs because of instances like these that people still believe in humanity, kindness and compassion. Kudos to all those people who are helping each other in the time of crisis. View the full article
  19. After days of denying the spreading of the Coronavirus or Covid-19 at a community level in India, the government has finally accepted the presence of âlimited community transmissionâ or âstage 3â in the country, according to Livemint. What Exactly Is âCommunity Transmissionâ Aka âStage 3â? According to the World Health Organisation, âcommunity transmission is evidenced by the inability to relate confirmed cases through chains of transmission for a large number of cases, or by increasing positive tests through sentinel samples (routine systematic testing of respiratory samples from established laboratories).â In other words, if a community enters stage 3, a large portion of the population will get infected without knowing how they got exposed to the contagion ie; even if they didnât travel to the infected places or come in contact with anyone whoâs been tested positive. According to CNBC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for example, could not trace the source of a California patient in the USA, who contracted the virus in February 2020. The USA now has over 1,40,000 reported cases. âAt this time, the patientâs exposure is unknown,â the CDC had said in a statement. âItâs possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.â Should India Be Worried About Entering Stage 3? On March 19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had said that they had examined over 800 random samples and found that the results did not indicate community transmission yet. "We can consider that we are in the community transmission stage only when there are about 20 to 30 per cent cases with no clue on how they got the virus," said Lav Aggarwal, a joint secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, later in the week. "If India enters that stage, we will not hide it. We will tell people so that we can step up the level of alertness and awareness." © Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy Having said that, the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) believes the situation might be worse than the ICMR feels. According to them, stage 3 is already in India and began somewhere in the early days of March. Their report also says that between 300 and 400 million Indians are likely to be infected by July if no interventions are made (although, most of these cases will be mild). According to yet another report shared by The Economic Times, community transmission in India is âinevitableâ. ICMR director general Balram Bhargava said âthe virus will behave the same way it has behaved in China. It will follow the same pattern.â On March 14, 2020, Bhargava said that the âIf we manage 30 days (until April 14), if community transmission doesnât happen in the next 30 days, we may be at a good wicket.â What Do We Do In Case We Do Enter Stage 3? © Twitter The CDDEP recommends that in theory, social distancing can reduce the effectiveness of community transmission by over 75%. However, the task of carrying out the phenomenon on a scale as wide as the Indian population could be difficult. It is an absolute must for people over the age of 65 to take shelter as the virus is more effective towards them. The thought of a country like India with a population of 1.3 billion entering phase 3 is harrowing and the potential damage, irreversible. Therefore the best we can do now is just stay at home, we canât stress its significance enough. View the full article
  20. With the increasing number of cases of COVID 19 in the national capital, the Delhi Government has decided that the doctors on duty will be accommodated at the Hotel Lalit on government expense. The official account of CMO Delhi shared the news on Twitter and wrote, âDoctors are on the frontlines of the battle against Coronavirus. All doctors serving in Delhi government's Lok Nayak Hospital and GB Pant Hospital on COVID-19 duty will now be housed in Hotel Lalit. #DelhiFightsCorona.â Doctors are on the frontlines of the battle against Coronavirus. All doctors serving in Delhi government's Lok Nayak Hospital and GB Pant Hospital on COVID-19 duty will now be housed in Hotel Lalit.#DelhiFightsCorona â CMO Delhi (@CMODelhi) March 30, 2020LNJP and GBP are among a few hospitals where doctors are available 24*7 for attending positive or suspected cases of coronavirus infection. Itâs indeed a great step but people are now demanding that the government should also consider giving accommodation to the nurses as they are also risking their lives just like the doctors. What about the "NURSES" Sir....Are they not fighting during this period ...R they immune to this....plz answer Sir ...why this partiality with Nurses..Plz arrange accomodation for both Doctors & nurses community equally at the specific place. We are waiting Sir for ur response â Rahul Sharma (@RahulSh88127432) March 30, 2020What about nursing officers sir , don't you need our https://t.co/jEykSYkYYA case you don't need then send all of us on leave .why we should struggle all d tym when our minister is no more wanted us ..waiting hours for transportation to go on duty We r such a fools â Kavita Sharma (@kavitas119) March 30, 2020What about the nurses who also working to fight covid 19?????? Govt must think this. â DEEPAK GOYAL % follow back (@Deepak93498536) March 30, 2020@ArvindKejriwal ji this is total discrimination Is there no value for nurses and other paramedic staff in your heart ???? No problem we are doing work for humanity if we die in this fight against corona it should our own risk you save your doctors â Gagan Dadhich (@dadhich_gagan) March 30, 2020Then, there were people who appreciated Arvind Kejriwal who took this bold step and went on to say that he should be the next PM. PM banao isko â Zahid Kuchay (@ISMT_ZAHID) March 30, 2020Great job sir @ArvindKejriwal â Amit (@amitatsocial) March 30, 2020Such a great CM in Delhi @ArvindKejriwal I salute of you â Dilip Jha (@jha6alldjha) March 30, 2020Thank you Mr CM for you fight against Corona ..you are a brave fighter.. â nabaghana sahoo (@nabaghanasahoo5) March 30, 2020Interestingly, The Lalit in Delhi has also taken the lead to support the Delhi Governmentâs initiative of feeding the needy by donating 1000 kg of wheat flour and 300 kgs of refined wheat flour, over 700 kgs of vegetables from their own gardens in the last couple of days to the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB). © The Lalit Group © The Lalit Group Going back to the news, the national capital of India witnessed a huge spike in the coronavirus cases on Sunday. A total of 23 new cases were reported from the state and hence, this move of quarantining the medical staff had to be taken. Well, the central government today said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown. But, we will have to wait till April 14 if they plan to extend it. The novel coronavirus has infected more than 721,000 people worldwide and has claimed over 33,000 lives. MensXP urges you to take the guidelines seriously as this pandemic is contagious and a deadly danger to human life. View the full article
  21. Arguably one of the greatest footballers on the planet, Cristiano Ronaldo needs no introduction to the sport. From winning league titles across countries, Ballon d'Or honours to lifting UEFA Champions League trophy, the Portuguese footballer has probably won it all in his illustrious career. But, his hunger to succeed and passion for the game, which fuels his success, also, at times, brings out the worst in him. The Portugal football team captain is so obsessed with the idea of winning that, sometimes, his competitive edge gets the better of him, and his judgement, on the field. Not one to hide his emotions, Ronaldo has often been seen expressing his disappointment, whether at a player, match official or himself, on the pitch. He has also been seen over-committing himself on the field. One such instance was in the 2018/19 edition of the Champions League when Juventus locked horns with Valencia at the Mestalla. Making his Champions League debut for Juventus, Ronaldo was sent off 29 minutes into the clash for allegedly pulling the hair of Valencia's Jeison Murillo. © Reuters For someone who had cut a fuming figure right from the opening minutes in the clash, Ronaldo's teary-eyed exit at Mestalla pretty much summed up his Champions League debut for Juventus. But, if that wasn't enough, the fact that then Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri had placed in a rule that forced the red-carded players to buy presents to the rest of the squad rubbed salt to Ronaldo's wounds. And after two months of arguing against the punishment, Ronaldo finally relented and made up for his misdemeanour. So, what did he buy? Well, how about Apple iMacs, eh! Juventus no. 1, Wojciech Szczesny, has revealed the whole on his podcast. Ronaldo bought 29 iMacs as a present for his Juventus teammates. "Yes, we all have an iMac," Szczesny revealed on his own podcast Prosto w Szczene. "It took a very long time because he couldn't process that red card and insisted high and low that he was not doing anything wrong. It took him a while, about two months of arguing, but we all have received an iMac," the Juventus goalie added. © Reuters Amongst his other rules, Allegri also penalised players who reported late for training, with Szczesny himself falling victim on one occasion. The former Arsenal shot-stopper revealed he bought his team-mates 'Dr. Dre Beats' headphones. 'I thought it was Tuesday, but it turned out to be Wednesday that day. Allegri called me and said everyone was already there. When I arrived half an hour late on the training field, everyone said: "oh, we're getting presents!" I ended up buying headphones for the boys,' he added. While the footballers don't really have to worry about their finances, owing to the staggering wages they earn, Allegri's unique way of keeping the footballers in check would have surely helped the Juventus stars in establishing who the coolest player, depending on their gifts, was at that time. View the full article
  22. Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak in the country, Kartik Aaryan has joined the film fraternity in donating generously to PM Narendra Modiâs Relief Fund as he has pledged a sum of Rs 1 crore. Kartik took to Twitter to share this news with his followers and well-wishers. He wrote, âIt is the absolute need of the hour to rise together as a Nation. Whatever I am, whatever money Iâve earned, is only because of the people of India; and for us, I am contributing Rs. 1 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. I URGE all my fellow Indians also to help as much as possible.â It is the absolute need of the hour to rise together as a Nation. Whatever I am, whatever money Iâve earned, is only because of the people of India; and for us I am contributing Rs. 1 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. I URGE all my fellow Indians also to help as much as possible ð» https://t.co/AzTT3lWHtr â Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) March 30, 2020 In fact, Kartik has also urged everyone to contribute to the fund in whatever capacity they can. Well, people are appreciating the actor for donating money graciously and lauded him for being a self-made star. People are calling him a true âdeshbhaktâ for his big gesture. A newcomer like him has surpassed the donation amount as compared to established actors like varun. So proud of you. â Chinmay Mangal (@ChinmayM385) March 30, 2020 salute to u.. being a self made star, u had to do a lot of struggle n hard work to earn this much amount. It needs big heart to donate 1cr at this stage of ur career. Kudos. â Appy (@Akshay__Devotee) March 30, 2020 Good job Kartik!! Izzat badd gayi hai tumhare liye Baat sirf paiso ki nahi Baat niyat ki hoti hai!! â RiseOfBurnol (@RiseofBurnol) March 30, 2020 Asli deshbhakt kartik aaryan . â sanyasi princu (@aboywithbrains) March 30, 2020 dil jeet liya bhai â Shivam mishra (@Shivamm79774443) March 30, 2020 @narendramodi Many Thanks for your great contribution at this need of the hour.. Whole #India is fan of yours after that #Corona Video of yours n now we will keep remembering you May God Bless you for a bright career ahead into #Bollywood Keep Contributing ð®ð³.. #JaiHind pic.twitter.com/lBasLccmWa â ð¾ðððððððððð ð»ððððð ðï¸ð®ð³ (@saktisagar83) March 30, 2020 Great great job kartik u said correctly, whatever u earned is because of people of India, not only u but also many heros..but many won't have this much great heart to give in return... awesome man... â Sahithya Reddy (@Sweetie_Tweetz) March 30, 2020 A while back, Kartik Aaryan also shared a monologue wherein he urged people to practice social distancing in Pyaar Ka Punchnama style and the monologue actually became a hit among the masses. View this post on InstagramMy Appeal in my Style Social Distancing is the only solution, yet ðð½A post shared by (@kartikaaryan) Not just Kartik Aaryan, Akshay Kumar and Kapil Sharma have donated for the people of the country. Seeing the situation in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had imposed the 21-Day lockdown which will end on April 14 and he has been requesting everyone to pitch in for the fund. MensXP requests everyone to come forward and help the country as the government is in dire need of funds and also adhere to the guidelines laid down by the PM as we continue to stay in quarantine for our own safety. View the full article
  23. Social distancing, working from home and self-isolating can be really hard and they can take a toll on your mental health. This pandemic is hitting everyone differently, but if there's one thing that's common to all, then it has got to be stress and anxiety. And therefore, we think it's the perfect time to develop the habit of taking some time off for mindfulness and meditation. In case you need some help with that, we have curated a list of the best meditation apps to help you stay calm and keep the anxiety away. Calm © App Store Calm is probably one of the most popular mindfulness and meditation app there is. It has a beautiful and easy-to-use interface, which is what we all want right now. From mindfulness exercises and guided meditations to stretching exercises, there's a lot to check out here. And in case you don't want to download the app on your phone, you can even head over to their dedicated page to get a glimpse of all the available resources. Download: iOS, Play Store Ten Percent © Play Store Ten Percent is an app that's great for both who are willing to pay a premium or simply use a free tier. Ten Percent has a lot of really good explanatory videos and guided sessions. We're talking about short sessions that are no longer than a minute or so, making them perfect for people who don't have a lot of time. They also have a dedicated COVID-19 section with daily live "sanity break" videos. Download: iOS, Play Store Smiling Mind © App Store Smiling Mind is a free app that's designed for kids and young adults. It has a ton of videos and sessions across a lot of modules that can be very useful during these tough times. This particular app is also very well designed and it's very simple to use. Also, Smiling Mind is one of the very few apps offering the premium tier membership for free for those who can't afford to pay, so be sure to check it out and give it a try. Download: iOS, Play Store Insight TimerThis is a free-to-use app with a library of over 30,000 guided meditations. This is a very basic app that's not going to offer you anything out of the ordinary. Just pick a meditation routine, set a timer and you're good to go. There's a premium tier with a very generous 30-day free trial, so it's a really good option. Download: iOS If meditation isn't for you and you just like to kill some time by playing games, then be sure to check our recommendations for the best relaxing games you can play. View the full article
  24. PM Narendra Modi , in order to contain Coronavirus outbreak in the country, decided to impose a lockdown for 21 days which will end on April 14. After he announced the lockdown, rumours started to afloat that it might be extended till June. But, Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba has now put rest to all the rumours and said the Centre does not have any plan to extend the nation-wide lockdown. Press Information Bureau has also confirmed the news on Twitter and wrote, âAlert: There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless.â Alert : There are rumours & media reports, claiming that the Government will extend the #Lockdown21 when it expires. The Cabinet Secretary has denied these reports, and stated that they are baseless#PIBFactCheck#lockdownindia #coronaupdatesindia #IndiaFightsCorona â PIB India ð®ð³ #StayHome #StaySafe (@PIB_India) March 30, 2020 Just after the tweet started to garner attention, people were quick to react on the social media platform and asked if India would again be a safe place after 21 days of lockdown and interestingly, people are in favour of extending the lockdown because they have started to understand the dire consequences of this contagious virus. Okay so after 14th april, the virus will disappear.. Wow.. â Prasad (@Prasad67243445) March 30, 2020And why do you think the lockdown should be removed ? Will India be a safe place again in 21 days ? â C Rahul (@bitsapien_log) March 30, 2020 Why anticipate what is there in future from now? Though we have to be prepared for the worst. â दादाà¤à¥ (@HammerH58848716) March 30, 2020 Unless the issue is under control the lock down is required otherwise things could look very bad. â Rajdeep Basu (@raj_1403) March 30, 2020 To contain the virus lockdown is necessary! So this is a fact that it may get extended by months! pic.twitter.com/swPG3zKWd3 â Singay (@Singay20) March 30, 2020 if things are not in controll after the expiry of this lockdown period,GOI should extend the lockdown period. it is the only remedy that has controlled the spread of corona in India so far â Sheikh Yasir (@iamya45) March 30, 2020 I feel extension of Lockdown is inevitable. Look at this graph. dis #lockdown21 is not going to give any major result. Minimum lockdown need to be of 49 days. BTW @realDonaldTrump has extended Social distancing measures upto April 30 2020 that is enough for us to know #covid19 pic.twitter.com/5rWu917YCo â Nishant Upadhyay (@lexkareaus) March 30, 2020 The lockdown MUST be extended! â AriB (@ummagummaAB) March 30, 2020 Seeing the situation as of today, itâs still very important that the government should take their decision considering the safety of the countrymen. On Monday morning there were reports of 130 new cases which were freshly reported. Itâs surely a worrying sign and all the precautionary measures should be taken. Well, more cases are expected after thousands of daily wage workers crossed the Delhi border to go back to their villages. So far, India has recorded over 1,100 coronavirus cases with the death toll crossing 25. Worldwide, coronavirus has claimed over 30,000 lives Letâs see what PM Narendra Modi decides on April 14. View the full article
  25. It can get difficult to feed yourself if you're stuck at home because of the uncertainty around the availability of supplies. Not everyone has access to a kitchen or some may only know how to cook instant noodles. But this doesnât mean you cannot eat from restaurants as food delivery companies like Zomato and Swiggy are still operational, albeit with limited services, depending on your area. However, with food delivery comes the stigma of whether it is safe or not and arguably, it is a genuine concern during these tough times. Both Zomato and Swiggy have introduced zero-contact policies for restaurants and their delivery agents. However, in order to order food from places that are safe and hygienic, there is a simple way to make sure you are ordering from the right places. © MensXP When ordering on Zomato, make sure you select the âSafe and Hygienic' filter to exclude restaurants that are not following safety and hygiene guidelines. In addition, the search results will also show restaurants that are following WHO safety practices in blue text right below its listing. The app also lets you check the riderâs sanitisation if you are not convinced about the delivery agentâs hygiene. After placing the order, in the delivery agentâs information section, Zomato will show whether the agent has sanitised before picking up the order. Additionally, you can even ask the delivery agent to leave your order at the door to avoid direct contact. © MensXP © MensXP For Swiggy, you can access all the restaurants following safety standards from the homepage itself. The app also highlights restaurants that are conducting daily temperature checks for their staff and pick-up agents. An additional badge can also be found on the listing where it mentions the restaurant follows the âBest Safety Standard.â Both food delivery companies have implemented safety practices such as educating their staff about precautions that are necessary to protect themselves, ensure their staff wash their hands regularly, that hand sanitisers are easily accessible for riders, ensuring that their kitchen staff is trained to wash and sanitise their hands thoroughly, ensure restaurants are disinfected daily amongst other practices that you can read in detail in the app itself. Riders are also being screened for higher body temperatures and assuring that food does not get delivered by an agent with higher than normal body temperature. If you are going to order food online, we urge you to only order food from restaurants that are following the hygiene and safety standards. View the full article
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