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  1. India is a melting pot of culture and the synergy of art and cinema that this country radiates is seldom matched by any other country. While Bollywood is globally recognised as a huge source of mass entertainment, the entertainment industry in South India is also a biggie and is sometimes, in fact, known to be more professional and streamlined where work is concerned. South Indian movie stars are perceived to be humble and real for their fans and hence the ever-growing appetite for making more movies is understandable. However, there are some North Indian stars as well who have enjoyed immense fame, and here are 5 Punjabi actresses who have managed to have a successful career down South as well: 1. Taapsee Pannu Long before she forayed and made her mark in Bollywood, Taapsee Pannu was already a famous name down South. She has been there for over a decade and has many hits to her credit including Aadukalam and Mogudu. she is one of the finest actresses of recent times and is currently riding on the success of her recent movie Thappad which raises the issue of domestic violence in the country. View this post on InstagramThrough the shadows .... #mirchimusicawardsA post shared by (@taapsee) 2. Rakul Preet Singh Another Punjabi from Delhi whoâs made her mark in South Indian movie industry before she sets hears ablaze in Bollywood as well. she made her Telugu and Tamil debut in the same year before entering Bollywood in 2014. Rakul is also the brand ambassador of the Telangana government which explains her popularity. View this post on InstagramA day without laughter is a day wasted ð so laugh and spread smiles â¤ï¸A post shared by (@rakulpreet) 3. Kainaat Arora This Punjabi gorgeous lady hails from Saharanpur in UP and besides acting in a few Tamil and Telugu movies, she has also lent her voice to a few Malayalam songs. View this post on InstagramSometimes the only way to Stay Sane is to Go a Little cray ð¸ð¸ð¸ . . . . #kainaataroraA post shared by (@ikainaatarora) 4. Wamiqa Gabbi She has been a known name in the Punjabi industry and now sheâs also been taking up work down South since 2016 as well. View this post on InstagramWubba Lubba Dub Dub !!A post shared by (@wamiqagabbi) 5. Sonam Bajwa She needs no introduction and even if you have not watched Punjabi movies, chances are you still follow this true Punjabi beauty on social media. Sonam made her Tamil debut in 2014 and post that after a hiatus, she was back in 2016. She is currently shooting two projects which include a Telugu movie and a Tamil project as well. View this post on Instagramð¯ð¯ð¯A post shared by (@sonambajwa) View the full article
  2. Bollywood is a powerhouse of talent where you either are remembered for your work or are soon forgotten. While everyone dreams of becoming a star which brings them fame and money obviously, some of Bollywoodâs big names have enjoyed a bigger inning in their real life over the one in reel life. Here are 8 actors who might not have managed to make it super big in Bollywood but are pretty big business owners in real life. 1. Bobby DeolDespite not having many movies in his kitty, this handsome man enjoys a stellar fan following. He is known to be a wonderful person off-screen and even though he became a celebrity DJ not a very long time ago, he has many sound investments in place which keeps him busy. © Instagram 2. Arjun RampalThe talented actor has done some cool work on screen but his hard work off screen is fabulous as well. Arjun Rampal brought the uber cool party place LAP in Delhi a few years ago when the party culture was still catching up. He also has an event and talent management company to his name. View this post on InstagramWaiting....A post shared by (@rampal72) 3. Twinkle KhannaThe witty actress has already proved her mettle as a successful writer in the publishing industry. But before she forayed into the world of writing, Twinkle happily escaped the movie world to become a talented interior designer. View this post on InstagramWho needs a matching bag when you have another color-coordinated accessory, a plant! This is also the epitome of procrastination as what I need to do right now is put down another 500 words and finally submit my piece to the rather scary @tweakindia copy chief:) #DiwaliModeOnWorkModeOffA post shared by (@twinklerkhanna) 4. Suniel ShettyAnna has his own fan following but has lately been away from the screen. He is arguably one of the fittest actors in the country and champions the cause to pursue a healthy lifestyle very well. He owns a few dining bars in Mumbai, has his own production house named Popcorn Entertainment, and is also known to have ventured into real estate. In fact, he is one of the best businessmen who shifted focus from the reel life to make his real one a bigger success. View this post on InstagramUPFRONT AND PERSONAL - HARI CHOPRA .... DARBAR @navin.p.shetty @abbasscissorhand @aalimhakim @rookiesjeans @justmenindia @nayakkiranp @sunnysingh_86 #VakilKhanA post shared by (@suniel.shetty) 5. Sushmita SenThe former Miss Universe who continues to win hearts, courtesy her beautiful nature and the causes she stands up for, Sushmita doesnât care much about her Bollywood career because she has enough love from the world otherwise as well. She has a jewellery brand named after her daughter and a famous Bengali restaurant in Mumbai as well. View this post on InstagramShallow donât work for me, gimme depth any day â¤ï¸ðð The fear of drowning pales in comparison to the power of emerging!!ð #reflections #depth #mystery #stillness #thoughts #selftime #selfietime ððâ¤ï¸ I love you guys!!!A post shared by (@sushmitasen47) 6. Lara Dutta Another smart beauty queen who didnât chase on-screen success but lives life on her own terms instead. She has a production house named Bheegi Basanti and a range of sarees designed by her. View this post on Instagramððð. #livamissdiva2020 in #delhi. #liveyourflow @missdivaorg @livafashionin ð: @gabycharbachy â¨: @anmoljewellers @karishma.joolry @diagoldbyvardagoenka styledby: @eshaamiin1 @clarabellesaldanha @rameshkondapuramA post shared by (@larabhupathi) 7. Dino Morea He set hearts ablaze with his hot aura and continues to make girls go weak in their knees till date. Despite a short-lived Bollywood innings, Dino successfully manages a restaurant chain and also has a clothing line. © Instagram 8. Chunky Panday Our favourite Mr. Pasta is known for his comic timing in movies but not many know that he is a successful restaurant owner in real life as well. © Instagram View the full article
  3. It was a dark Monday in Delhi yesterday. The national capital wasnât on its best behaviour and that cost us the lives of people who didnât deserve to die. As fresh clashes broke out in parts of East Delhi between pro- and anti-CAA protestors early on Monday morning, police officers at the nearest Gokulpuri police station stepped up to calm the protestors and bring peace and order back into the streets of East Delhi. © Twitter Little did Delhi Police Head Constable Ratan Lal know that this would be his last time donning the uniform he cherished. As Ratan Lal stepped onto the streets and faced the enraged mob of protesters, pelting stones and showering bullets, he didnât know it would take his life for people to see the gravity of the situation. Head Constable Ratan Lal was trying to bring the protestors under control when things went out of hand, and he was severely injured in the head while trying to perform his duty, and protect his boss from getting hurt while at it. © Twitter Here is what we know about the brave cop who laid down his life for the sake of peace, and duty towards people. 1. Head Constable Ratan Lal was 42-years-old and hailed from Tihawali Village in Fatehpur, Sikar in Rajasthan. Born into a middle-class family, he was the eldest amongst the four brothers and sister. 2. A true patriot, Ratan Lal always wanted to join the forces, don the uniform and serve his country. It was back in 1998 when he joined the Delhi police as a constable. © Twitter 3. He was posted at the Gokulpuri Police Station and attached to the office of the ACP. 4. He married his wife Poonam in 2004 in Jaipur and the couple had three young children together. 5. Ratan Lalâs eldest daughter Siddhi is merely 13, while her younger siblings Kanak and Ram are just 10 and 8-years-old respectively. 6. Ratan Lal lived with his family in Amrit Vihar Colony in Burari, while the kids attended Delhi Police Public school in the area. © Twitter 7. Friends and acquaintances say Ratan Lal was a calm, peace-loving man who hated conflicts and arguments. 8. Reportedly, Ratan Lal was killed near Dayalpur police station during the stone-pelting incident when it peaked during noon yesterday. However, word has it that he may have been shot in the head which resulted in his death. 9. While speaking to NDTV, Ratan Lalâs younger brother Dinesh said, "He was the reader of the Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) of Gokulpuri. He had just accompanied the ACP, but the mob surrounded him and killed him." 10. According to TOI, Ratan Lal was known as a brave cop in his department and had led many raids conducted by Gokulpuri police over the last few years. © Twitter 11. One of Ratan Lalâs colleagues told TOI that Lal would always sign up for difficult and dangerous assignments. He added, âHe was instrumental in nabbing the accused in a gruesome rape of two tribal women in 2013 and in an act of vandalism committed by a group of wrestlers at a restaurant in Seemapuri.â 12. Back in his village in Sikar, people are demanding a âmartyrâ status for Ratan Lal and that he be put to rest with full state honours. They have also asked for the government school in their village to be named after Lal. © Twitter The braveheart and devoted officer has left behind a devastated family behind for no fault of his, and perhaps this should be our wake up alarm to see what we may have gotten wrong while trying to safeguard our rights while taking away anotherâs right to safe and long life by taking the law into our hands. Violent protests will never bring us the right answers. View the full article
  4. There's always that one person in the smoking circle, who, after smoking some of that good stuff, will go on this entire trip of creating memories that probably don't exist! What am I talking about? Well, the next time if you're smoking with a bunch of friends, notice anyone who embarks on a journey to voluntarily go get some munchies and comes back with some terrific tales that seem almost made up. But they're so entirely convinced that these tales are true, that you have no choice but to believe them. Their fabulous rendition of what 'did not' happen can swing from them meeting the tooth fairy to even being mugged by a goat. While sometimes you don't want to believe your friends when they get into these imaginative narratives, because they've smoked too much marijuana, there is actually scientific reasoning behind why your friend maybe stacking up these tall tales! © Thinkstock A new study led by Lilian Kloft of the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience at Maastricht University, in the Netherlands, tried to make sense of the effects of cannabis on our memories and it turns out, smoking marijuana can actually tweak the truth for many people, for them to form their own fragmented realities. While we already know smoking weed impairs ones long term and short term memory and makes it difficult to remember recent events and happenings, this new research found that people who are 'high' after smoking marijuana can formulate or create 'false memories'. To figure out how marijuana affects anyone's memories, the researchers enlisted 64 volunteers and put them through a test involving both visual lists and virtual reality. In the first test, the participants were made to memorise a list of words and then made to recite them immediately after and also after a week. The participants were divided into two groups. One group was given THC-induced weed to smoke while the other was given fake weed, or a placebo with no quality to get them high whatsoever. Based on their final answers the researchers realised that the people who were actually 'high' recited more random, made up and unrelated words compared to those who weren't high. © Thinkstock To further verify the results of the test mentioned above, the participants from both the groups were put into virtual reality crime situations, something like a simulation. One participant was the eye-witness while another was the perpetrator, where half the group was again high and the other sober. After each simulation, the participants were interviewed and asked questions about their experience in the simulation, with purposely placed misinformation to throw them off-track, such as hinting that a gun was used in a situation where the robber used a knife. Once again, the results proved that those who were high were pretty convinced about the misinformation given, while they'd experienced it happen and they tended to remember the false subjective details of the crime. "People under the influence of cannabis show the highest risk for false memories for things or details that are poorly related to the original event. It appears that [cannabis-intoxicated people] have a 'yes' bias when they are uncertain about their memory, which makes them sort of random and unreliable responders," Lilian Kloft concluded. The researchers repeated the same test on the same bunch of people a week after to see how participants responded after they sobered up. When the tests were conducted on the same bunch of sober people, there was no significance difference in memory span of those who used marijuana the week before and those who didn't, showing us that smoking regularly does decay one's memory over time. The study has been published in the journal ' Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences' , concluding that smoking weed can cause people to believe things that may not be true, therefore creating 'false memories' for people who smoke regularly. © Twitter So, the next time when a friend is smoking weed and you're sober, concentrate on the stories they regale you with to see how they maybe creating stories that haven't happened. They obviously don't do it purposely to lie, and we have scientific backing to prove just that! View the full article
  5. If there is one thing about humans which can be declared a universal fact, it has to be our greed and selfishness. Over the many years of our existence on this beautiful abundant planet, or should we say once-abundant planet, humans have managed to rob and massacre a gazillion precious things that made Earth the blessing that it is. © Pexels From almost a million giraffes that lived in sub-Saharan Africa only a hundred years ago, the number has dropped down to only about a lakh remaining giraffes in Africa now. Whatâs even sadder is that out of the 28 African countries where these tall beauties were found, seven countries have already declared them as âextinctâ. These seven countries are - Burkina Faso, Eritrea, Guinea, Mali, Mauritania, Nigeria and Senegal. © Pexels At the on-going Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals, experts shared the sad detail and called for immediate and aggressive action for the conservation of the remaining giraffes. This is yet another reminder that we humans have only learnt how to take from others around us - from the environment, from the animals, from Earthâs resources, we have only learnt to devour anything and everything that comes our way. © Pexels We have taken away natural habitats, fresh air and a million precious lives of various living creatures who no longer breathe on the face of this earth. And in turn, given this beautiful planet a live time-bomb called âclimate changeâ which will perhaps be the end of us all. With the extensive exploitation that we have exposed our dear Earth to, it is quickly losing its perfection to house all of us together in harmonious coexistence. View the full article
  6. According to Indian media reports, windows of her house were shattered as miscreants pelted stones at it
  7. Quaden is a nine-year-old kid from Brisbane, Australia. At his age, he should be thinking about making new friends, playing with new toys, finishing school assignments, playing in the school playground or maybe thinking about what different sandwich he can take for his new friends at school. But what Quaden is thinking instead is "Give me a knife so I can kill myself. I just want to stab myself in the heart. I want someone to kill me." He is only nine and yet he is so disheartened that he wants to kill himself. Why? Because he gets constantly bullied for his dwarfism and he can't take it anymore. Quaden is suffering from achondroplasia. In a video that has gone viral, an inconsolable Quaden is seen crying and wanting to kill himself as his mother, Yarraka Bayles talks about the impact that bullying has had on her kid. As more and more people started sharing the video asking him to stay strong, Qauden is now getting support from celebrities and reel-life superheroes with Hugh Jackman leading the 'friend request'. Wolverine aka Hugh Jackman shared a video on Twitter, where he tells Quaden to stay strong and that he'll always be his friend. "Quaden, you are stronger than you know, mate. And no matter what, you've got a friend in me." He also urged his fans that life is already hard enough so why should anyone go that far to hurt others, "please be kind to each other." He further said, "Bullying is not okay. Period. Life is hard enough. Let's just remember every person in front of us is facing the same kind of battle. So let's just be kind." Quaden - youâve got a friend in me. #BeKind @LokelaniHiga https://t.co/8dr3j2z8Sy pic.twitter.com/jyqtZYC953 â Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) February 20, 2020 Actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who plays villain 'Negan' in The Walking Dead also showed support to Quaden and said, "What I want you to know is that you have friends, me included. I am your buddy. You haven't met me yet, but we'll see if we can change that. Maybe your mom can DM me. You have a bunch of friends out here, out in the world that you haven't met yet. We're here, we got your back. You need to know that. It'll get better." Australia's National Rugby League (NRL) members too came forward to stand in solidarity with Quaden. UD Comedian Brad WIlliams too came to his support and started a GoFundMe page so that Quaden and his mother can come to the US and visit Disneyland. So far the page has raised $150,000. Bullying is NOT okay. It never was and it never will be okay to mock your friends, classmates or colleagues in the name of 'friendly banter'. Nothing can ever justify bullying. Childhood is a critical time for anyone. The things they learn, people they meet and the changes they go through shapes their personality and future. But, is participating in bullying and getting bullied the kind of future we want for our kids? It's time to give them the right education. View the full article
  8. India is now gearing up for another American President's visit and the preparation is in full swing in the country ahead of President Donald Trumpâs maiden visit. Trump is scheduled to visit India with the first lady Melania Trump on February 24 and apart from strengthening the strategic ties between India and the USA, he is also expected to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. © Indiatiems Even though we might find Krishna's fandom amusing, his friends and family actually think it's problematic and there have been instances where they've actually been embarrassed of him socially. âI am facing difficulties because of my relatives. They tell me that I am disgracing them in society. I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump. Neither of us can stop the other from doing so,â Krishna told Reuters. View the full article
  9. None of us can claim to have never tasted defeat. Though I wonât deny that it might secretly be every winnerâs most earnest desire to keep up the winning streak, but as we know, life isnât a cakewalk, and knows of the most definite ways of maintaining equilibrium. Which basically means, you and I have tasted our shares of failures and perhaps also fallen short of making it to the top by a decimal point. And unfortunately for us, nobody ever really cares to look past the winnerâs gold medal and into the eyes of the runner-up - that would be you and me. Amen to that. However, when I happened to stumble upon the trailer of Har Kisse Ke Hisse Kaamyaab, something, no, strike that, everything about this film hit me right in the feels. If you have ever known what itâs like to stand at the runner-upâs spot, or have been introduced as âjust a friendâ by a potential crush, you know the feeling and thatâs reason enough for you to read this. 1. Overshadowed By Glamour So you made that stellar PPT for the team presentation but the âbest employeeâ took the trophy when it came to presenting it? You went out of your way by âbeing thereâ for that girl-friend you hoped to make your girlfriend until she called you her best friend instead? © Red-Chillies Well, going by the Kaamyaab trailer, the same goes for the âsecond most popularâ thing that makes Hindi films such successes - the sidekicks and promising character actors who never get their dues despite their great work when it comes to name, fame and money. 2. Adding Colour To The Bigger Picture I mean, letâs face it. Where would these winners be without the likes of us? It is because we are there to charge them and push them to do better that they even make it to the top just ahead of us. If there isnât anyone to take up the second spot, who even is a winner? *Sour Grapes Alert* © Red-Chillies Such is the case of yesteryear âsuperstarâ sidekick Sudheer, who added so much flavour and dimension to the films he acted in, and yet leads a life of obscurity with little recognition from that one (out the 499) film that got him a âmemorableâ dialogue. Because of course, who remembers a sidekick despite how he helped make that movie a success? 3. The Official Face Of Bigger & Better You know, people should give us more credit for never really losing our heart and giving up. I mean, of course it sucks, missing the top spot and all the âstarry eyesâ that follows it, but really have you ever seen a runner-up giving up the fight? Right, you havenât because thatâs not how weâre wired. © Red-Chillies We love a good fight, and whether we make it to the top or not, we always believe in improving our game, and breaking our personal records. Though just like Sudheer, we keep secretly hoping someday people will notice our achievements and contributions too. 4. The Badshah Of Dashed Hopes However, all that said, more often than not, people seem to look right through us. As if that decimal point is a difference of hundreds, the presentation didnât mean as much as the speaker or the best friend is all but a caretaker, a cushion. © Red-Chillies In Sudheerâs quest to star in the 500th film, create a personal record and gain a sense of achievement, he has a lot more to lose than just his hopes. 5. Making Peace With Our Share Despite what weâd rather believe instead, we are pretty practical and know how the society works and what it prioritises. So we do what we have to do, and end up making peace with the ways of the world. © Red-Chillies Though it would be a lie to say that we donât continue to look for ways to challenge peopleâs stunted worldview, because we do and shall continue to do it till the end of time, or until runner-ups get the love and respect they deserve. View the full article
  10. When most of us sit comfortably inside our air conditioned offices and crib about the poor sewage system, and the garbage thrown on the footpath (which some of us are partly responsible for), some people are busy running around in the scorching heat sweeping the roads. Or climbing down the sewers and gutters and picking garbage from the streets. They are the sanitation workers. While most of us give disgusting looks at the sanitation workers and the work they do, no one can change the fact that the entire country will come to a standstill if they stop working. They are the backbone of this country and Ratan Tata just reiterated the same and why it's important to give them the respect they deserve. © Instagram The 81-year-old tycoon shared a heartwarming video today featuring a young kid who begins with explaining how his father's job is as important as any high-paying so-called 'respectable' job. "Mera baba desh chalata hai (my father runs the country)," the kid says in the video explaining his father's job that no father would want. The kid says how his father is not a politician or a doctor, a cop or an army man, but without his father the country would come to a halt, "Agar nahi jaayega mera baba kaam par, to ruk jaayega India ka har ghar (If my father doesn't go to work, every household in India will come to a halt)." He further says, "Sometimes I worry my father will lose to these diseases." © Instagram So, how did Tata come into this whole picture? It's because the video is a part of Tata Trusts' campaign 'Mission Garima' that aims to "reduce manual intervention of the workers with sewage and waste." "Mission Garima, For our very brave sanitation workers #twobinslifewins. In Mumbai, a city of 23 million, only 50,000 individuals are employed as sanitation workers. They are working in difficult conditions every single day to tackle the enormous amount of waste that Mumbai generates,â reads the caption. View this post on InstagramIn Mumbai, a city of 23 million, only 50,000 individuals are employed as sanitation workers. They are working in difficult conditions every single day to tackle the enormous amount of waste that Mumbai generates. As a @tata_trusts initiative, Mission Garima is working to provide safe, hygienic and humane working conditions for sanitation workers who are severely affected doing the unimaginable for the city so that we may find it clean! #TwoBinsLifeWins is a campaign urging citizens to segregate their biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste to help reduce the burden on these hardworking men and women. The links below will help you dispose of your waste responsibly and support our initiative. After all, this country is run by each one of us. https://www.tatatrusts.org/ #TwoBinsLifeWinsA post shared by (@ratantata)It further adds, "As a @tata_trusts initiative, Mission Garima is working to provide safe, hygienic and humane working conditions for sanitation workers who are severely affected doing the unimaginable for the city so that we may find it clean! #TwoBinsLifeWins is a campaign urging citizens to segregate their biodegradable and non-biodegradable waste to help reduce the burden on these hardworking men and women. The links below will help you dispose of your waste responsibly and support our initiative. After all, this country is run by each one of us." So, the next time you see someone cleaning a gutter, don't look down upon them. Instead respect their job because they are risking their lives to ensure that you live in a clean environment. View the full article
  11. Yesterday, I wrote an article about how Karnatakaâs Kambala star, Srinivasa Gowda made the most sensible decision to respectfully say ânoâ to Kiren Rijiju and our Sports Ministry, that had announced his participation in the trial for the 100m sprinting event. He is Srinivasa Gowda (28) from Moodabidri in Dakshina Kannada district. Ran 142.5 meters in just 13.62 seconds at a "Kambala" or Buffalo race in a slushy paddy field. 100 meters in JUST 9.55 seconds! @usainbolt took 9.58 seconds to cover 100 meters. #Karnataka pic.twitter.com/DQqzDsnwIP â DP SATISH (@dp_satish) February 13, 2020 But clearly a lot of our readers did not agree with my views and called me out on social media and I completely understand where they were coming from. "How can somebody like Gowda say no to such an opportunity? He made the biggest mistake of his life declining this offer. He will regret this later," those were the most common comments amidst the mundane name-calling and abusing in the articleâs comments section. Our sports ministry is willing to give the opportunity to those who deserve it the most even on the basis of videos that go viral on social media; however, do the participants actually get a fair chance? The Kambala jockey was the latest example of this âactivityâ and people are going crazy over him, and are comparing him to the Jamaican Olympian and all-time great Usain Bolt. They have completely forgotten about those who have lived through the same week of stardom, only to be unremembered by everyone, including the ministry that promised them a bright future and the hopes of helping them participating in the Olympics one day. Donât believe me? Then hear it from the horseâs mouth himself. Seven months ago, a video of Rameshwar âBarefoot Runnerâ Gurjar, âwho covered 100m in 11 secondsâ, surfaced online and everyone wanted him to be Indiaâs Bolt back then. Unlike Gowda, Gurjar surrendered to all the public attention he was getting suddenly and even vowed to beat Boltâs record. India is blessed with talented individuals. Provided with right opportunity & right platform, they'll come out with flying colours to create history! Urge @IndiaSports Min. @KirenRijiju ji to extend support to this aspiring athlete to advance his skills! Thanks to @govindtimes. pic.twitter.com/ZlTAnSf6WO â Shivraj Singh Chouhan (@ChouhanShivraj) August 16, 2019 The ministry offered him the same deal they offered Gowda but our âbarefoot runnerâ said âyesâ back then. âMy trial was organised in a hurry and I was made to run on the tracks with shoes even though I had an injured leg,â Rameshwar told MensXP. âI even told them that my leg was not healed properly but even then they made me participate in the race," he said. âYes, I was invited to the sports academy in Bhopal but there was no trainer assigned to me. I was left all alone and had to keep practising on my own,â he added. When the trial finally happened, Gurjar crashed and burned. He crossed the finish line last amongst the seven participants. What was the world expecting out of him? This was completely new and everything about this race was unfamiliar to him. The shoes versus his feet, the soft track instead of the hard and piercing asphalt roads, the stadium versus the village environment, everything was different. Kiren Rijiju posted the video of Gurjarâs trial and promised him that he will be given âproper time and trainingâ regardless of the disappointing race. But did he get all those things? Rameshwar Gurjar's trial run was conducted at T T Nagar Stadium by senior coaches of SAI and State Govt. Here, Rameshwar is seen running at extreme left. He is exhausted due to the glare of publicity so couldn't perform well. Will give proper time and training to him. pic.twitter.com/RQtkxWFDFR â Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) August 19, 2019 âI got nothing. I had to come back home. Nobody was willing to take care of my expenses so I had to return,â said a disheartened Gurjar. âI try to get my training here only. I go to my ground and practice here and there," he said. When asked about what he felt about the Kambala jockey, Srinivasa Gowda said, âI saw his video and I was very impressed with him. He ran on mud with no shoes on so I could relate with him.â âI would request him to take his time before saying âyesâ to the trial. He should practice running while wearing shoes and on the race tracks for at least five to six months before thinking about whether he wants to continue,â he said. âI donât want him to go through what I did.â But he still has the same dreams of one day wearing the India logo on his chest and running for his country. âI want to go on with my practice, if not the 100m category then I can even move towards longer races as well,â he appealed. âI request the sports ministry to help me. Here at home, I have no facilities that will help me in my training," he added. View the full article
  12. Google Maps is one of the most-used Google services out there. Literally billions of users across the globe use the maps on a daily basis in one way or the other. Google's navigation service uses Google Maps and even the maps used by third-party apps like Uber use Google's version of the maps. When you're talking about a service that is as big as Google Maps, generating billions of dollars in revenue annually, it goes without saying that even subtle changes will affect our lives. It's more obvious in the case of navigation because it's happening in real-time. This incident where a man created a virtual traffic jam on Google Maps is a great example of that. But when you're talking about something big like international borders, who don't really notice the difference until you go looking for them. That's exactly what a Washington Post report has uncovered. If I was to explain what's happening in simple terms, I'd say that Google is showing a different version of its map depending on who's looking. For instance, if you look at the Kashmir region on Google Maps from India, you'll see different borderlines from what Google will show to someone who is looking at the maps from Pakistan. Here, check out the difference yourself - © Washington Post Notice how the borders have been altered? In the Pakistan version of the map, the dotted lines suggest the disputed borders the two nations have fought over for decades. In the Indian version, however, there's just a single solid border to denote that the region is under Indian control. It's like showing a different reality to people in different areas of the world. It's not limited to the Kashmir region. There are a ton of other regions across the globe where the differences are subtle yet mind-blowing. The "Sea Of Japan" between Japan and Korea is shown as the "East Sea" when you look at it on the maps from South Korea. And there are numerous other examples like the border differences in Morocco, the water body between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and more. It's not just Google who's doing it, by the way. Even Apple and Microsoft are following the same practice. And why are they doing it? Ethan Russell, director of product management for Google Maps, said in a statement to Washington Post, âOur goal is always to provide the most comprehensive and accurate map possible based on ground truth. We remain neutral on issues of disputed regions and borders, and make every effort to objectively display the dispute in our maps using a dashed gray border line. In countries where we have local versions of Google Maps, we follow local legislation when displaying names and borders.â © Reuters This is, honestly, quite a common phenomenon and there's nothing to be surprised about. I am sure Google will keep doing this as long as there's a disputed view to suit the diplomats and policymakers. It's also really hard to get an accurate representation of the ground reality, so I think Google is just trying to stick to the data that's being given to it by the local talent working on the ground. That being said, there's no denying that it's indeed quite alarming. It's like showing a different version of the maps to people who are living in a disputed border and showing something else to the rest of the world. It's an alternate reality which the people living in that particular area are completely unaware of. Source: Washington Post View the full article
  13. We've all heard that there are as many as seven people in the world who look exactly like you. But, Meghan Markle definitely has more because I have officially lost count of the number of people who have claimed and continue to claim that they look exactly like her. View the full article
  14. Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan starrer Love Aajkal might not have been able to recreate the magic of its 2009 original version, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone in the lead roles, but the actress who plays Kartikâs love interest from the 90âs, Arushi Sharma surely is getting all the right kind of attention from the release. View this post on InstagramImtiaz sir: Ab batao, Leena ka peecha kyun kar rahe ho Raghu? @imtiazaliofficial @kartikaaryan . . . . . . . . . . . #LoveAajKal @saraalikhan95 #DineshVijan @wearewsf @maddockfilms @officialjiostudios @officialjiocinema @reliance.entertainment @sarkarshibasish @randeephoodaA post shared by (@_arushisharma)She has not been in the spotlight but her pious portrayal of the simple and beautiful Leena has found her a new fan following. We were naturally intrigued as well so we decided to do a little homework on her. Turns out, Love Aajkal is not her first Imtiaz Ali movie. Being noticed and cast in an Imtiaz Ali film is like being touched by Midas and Arushi ended up impressing the brilliant director who previously cast her in a âblink and missâ performance for Tamasha. In fact it was right after she shot for this micro cameo that she shared her interest for acting with him and he obviously kept her in mind while casting for this one. View this post on InstagramTamasha screening :) at Yash Raj studios Please go and watch Tamasha if you havent already! #tamasha @tamashaofficial @utvfilms @nadiadwalagrandsonA post shared by (@_arushisharma)She is an engineer-turned-actor. Just like other actors like Kriti Sanon and even her co-star Kartik, Arushi was pursuing engineering and gave up a 9-to-5 plush corporate job to pursue her love for acting and the craft. View this post on InstagramRaghu aur Leena :)A post shared by (@_arushisharma) View this post on InstagramMemories ðð»ââï¸from Love Aaj Kal.A post shared by (@_arushisharma) If you are a fan of beautiful relationship videos that keep going viral on the internet, then chances are you have spotted her in 60 Seconds Conversation with Dhruv from Little Things. View this post on InstagramHere's a glimpse. Check out the entire episode. Link in bio (:A post shared by (@_arushisharma) Well, we hope to spot her doing some more interesting stuff in the future! View the full article
  15. Mangal Pandey - history will tell you about the many tales of bravery this soldier inspired, before turning into a freedom fighter and launching Indiaâs independence struggle. Cut to 2020 and his namesake is putting it all to shame by failing to even seem like a decent human being. Recently, Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey called for the suspension of a police officer on duty, simply because the officer failed to recognise him and made the 'mistake' of stopping him from accessing a VIP-only area. © Twitter The incident took place at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a hospital in Biharâs Siwan district, where the minister has been recorded on video asking why officers who donât even recognise ministers have been put on duty. He then went on and added that the officer should be suspended for daring to stop a minister. Listen to his exact words here: #WATCH Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey asks for suspension of a police officer who fails to recognise the minister; The police officer was deputed for security at the foundation stone laying ceremony of a hospital in Siwan yesterday. pic.twitter.com/gsG71WwsdD â ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2020 The on-duty officer has been identified as Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Ganesh Chauhan, who was put on security duties at the ceremony and had to overlook access to a VIP-only area that led to the stage. © Twitter Having failed to recognise the minister, ASI Chauhan tried to stop him and had to bear the brunt of his mistaken entitlement and âcelebrityâ tantrums. Talk about being drunk on power that is probably handed to him by the likes of ASI Chauhan whom Pandey ji so shamelessly rebuked in public. It also needs reminding that this is the same dimwit who had the audacity to ask for India-Pakistan World Cup match score during a meeting being held for growing encephalitis death in Bihar in 2019. Sure enough, people are rightly miffed and want to see this minister suspended now, instead. Shame on this Minister of @BJP4Bihar @JPNadda hi please suspend him before this ego spreads to other people ð»ð» â MiNi ð®ð³ (@monicanitin) February 15, 2020 Even opposition is joining in. Shocked to see how Biharâs health minister is bragging about his entitlement. Assuming the Cop on duty couldnât recognize the minister & requested for identification, does it behove of a minister to publicly threaten & humiliate him? Power drunk minister shd be suspended instead pic.twitter.com/kqMjrcB0Tu â Tejashwi Yadav (@yadavtejashwi) February 15, 2020 Well said. Junta k sewak ho tumlog....itna ghamand sahi nahi. â Indian Kim Jong Un (@ChowkidarKim) February 15, 2020 Absolutely sir. Mr Mangal Pandey, Learn to behave in public. It shows your ego. Also asking suspension of police officer shows your personality and ignorance. People will not accept your behaviour. â Lt Col N Thiagarajan (@LtColNThiagraja) February 15, 2020 People wonât forget. Don't worry people will suspend u in next elections, heights of arrogance â Viraj (@meet_viraj) February 15, 2020 Let Bihar government suspend police officer, we will suspend government in upcoming election. â Sone Lal Singh ð®ð³ (@I_am_Singh1) February 15, 2020 @mangalpandeybjp aukat mein reh ja bete janta ka naukar hai tu bhi abhi election mein bheek mangta firega â Rescue King (@Callmepatel_) February 15, 2020 Good point, well made. Koi achha kaam kiye hote tab to pehchanta.... â vishal (@VishalVns3) February 15, 2020 What are your thoughts on the matter? View the full article
  16. Eleven-time world champion Usain Bolt has held onto the world record for the 100m sprint for a while now - his record time of 9.58 seconds has been unbeaten for over ten years. View the full article
  17. Whatever happens in the world, especially if it's something tragic, you can always trust some assholes to use it as a way to turn it into shitty pranks. And, it's just sad to see that people can be so unempathetic just for a few likes online. This is, of course, what's happening with the coronavirus outbreak as well. People are playing pranks by pretending to have caught the virus, or 'spilling' the virus on public transportation. There are three incidents that I know of right now, but I'm pretty sure there are a lot more that didn't get publicised. First, we have two 'Instagram Comedians' (side note - can we stop with these dumb terms), 17-year-old David Flores and 19-year-old Morris Cordewell who were dressed in hazmat suits and were carrying a container with an orange liquid that was labelled with 'WARNING' and hazard symbols. They were apparently telling people that they were carrying the deadly virus, and then, very conveniently, spilt it in a train full of people. View this post on InstagramCorona Virus in the train protect yourself @worldstar #coronavirus #explorepage #2020 #viral #subway #virus #prank #funny #skits #manhattan #daquan #newyork #suit #protection #funnyvideo #worldstar #boxA post shared by (@soy.floeres)First of all, I don't even have to explain how stupid it is and even though a lot of people caught on to the prank and were laughing while it was going down, the teenagers still managed to create panic in the train. Obviously, no one got hurt because of this particular prank, but it's still incredibly insensitive considering how many people have lost their lives because of the actual virus. The second one is pretty similar but at least it has a happier ending since the guy behind the prank has been arrested. Basically, the guy, identified as Karomatullo Dzhaborov, pretended to fall and faked a seizure on the Russian metro. At first, people started to go towards him to help, but everyone panicked when he started twitching. It resulted in a stampede. He can now face up to five years in jail for his little stunt and I just hope he learned his lesson. Lastly, we have the worst one - a guy literally made a plane have an emergency landing because he thought it would be funny to claim that he has the virus. The flight, going from Toronto, Canada to Montego Bay, Jamaica, was forced to return back to Canada because YouTuber James Potok got up in the plane and said to everyone that he had just returned from China and wasn't feeling well. Well, he had hoped to get a viral video out of it but got criminal charges instead. That honestly makes me really happy. Pranks Gone Wrong He should be ashamed of himself ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬ð¤¬#coronavirus pic.twitter.com/8OwWxOd9Oe â Frank Jofo (@frankjofo) February 6, 2020I'm sure there are so many more incidents like these and I just have one question for people like these - do you even have an ounce of empathy in your entire body? Thousands of people are infected, over a thousand people have lost their lives because of this. It's a deadly virus that is spreading everywhere, not content for your shitty videos. To quote Kourtney Kardashian, "Kim, there's people that are dying." I didn't know it needed to be said but stop making jokes about something that has killed so many people, it's not funny. View the full article
  18. Michael Ryan said he thinks it´s way too early to try to predict the beginning, the middle or the end of this epidemic right now
  19. There's never a bad time to hit the roads with your friends. But the idea of planning a road trip can be really daunting, especially if you're not prepared. I am not really into road trips, but from what I've heard from people who're really into it, one of the main issues is figuring out a way to log everything and finding other passionate riders to help you out. There are multiple ways to do it. While some prefer the old school method of logging everything by hand, others are constantly on the lookout for something to take care of things automatically. And that's where the new KogoBot enters. © KOGO Kogo is an Indian startup founded by some hardcore travelers who are always on the road. Imagine a group of bikers on road riding heavy-duty machines. Yes, Kogo was founded by two such travelers in an effort to solve some head-scratching issues. I was recently invited by the folks at Kogo to check out their new device, which they claim can take care of logging your trips and give you a curated summary. All you have to do is carry the device with you, and hit the start button on the app. The rest is taken care of by the device and its companion app The KogoBot caught my attention mainly because it sounded like a dedicated community for travelers. Think of it like Fitbit for fitness enthusiasts. You log your activities and everybody in your circle gets to know what you're up to. Kogo is exactly like that and then some. A High-end Tracking Device © MensXP/Karthik Iyer The experience of using Kogo is sort of incomplete without the device i.e. the KogoBot. It's this rugged-looking device that stays with you when you're on the road. It tracks everything from the route that you're taking and how fast you're riding or driving. It has a dedicated GPS and multiple sensors to map out the journey. The KogoApp takes the data captured by the device and uses artificial intelligence to automatically create stories as the person travels. It's particularly interesting because it's all about gamifying your experience with rewards along the way. They've also partnered with some brands to offer you discounts on things like fuel, food, and more. As I mentioned before, the KogoBot is small enough to fit in your backpack or your riding gear. You can also attach it on your bike or the car and forget about it. With that, you can actually slap it on someone's car or bike without them even knowing and kind of monitor them and see where they're going. Well, that's an ideal use case for this product, so let's not go there. Kogo says it has got unmatched accuracy, seven days of battery with heavy usage, and up to 10 days of data even when there is no network. It also comes with IP certification, so you don't have to worry about weather conditions too. During my usage i.e. the short trip which we took from Jodhpur to Khimsar by road, I'd say it managed to track pretty well. I can't speak about the battery life just yet, but I started my trip with 60 percent battery and it still had the same amount of charge when I ended the trip three hours later. A Dedicated App To Curate Stories It's hard to talk about Kogo without mentioning the app. I'd even say the app is what makes Kogo appealing, to begin with. It's available on both Android and iOS, and you can download it for free. However, you'll need a subscription to reap the full benefits of everything that it offers. © KOGO Kogo is all about automated content creation. You keep your eyes on the road and leave the content part to Kogo. So, the app takes all the necessary data from the device and uses AI to automatically write amazing stories as you travel, live. It's really good for people who don't necessarily get time to log everything while traveling. The best part is that it even detects your pit stop along the route and asks you why you stopped, so it can create content accordingly. You also have the option to add pictures and videos and create what Kogo calls a "moment". It works surprisingly well. Here's a quick screenshot of the app to give you a better idea of what I am talking about. © MensXP It's the app that is also useful if you want to, say, travel to a completely new location and don't know anything about the place. You can discover people who're either traveling through the place currently or have been there before. You can simply go and check out their trip to figure out your plan. That's what I really like about the Kogo app. Should You Buy It? If you're into traveling, then yes. Honestly, I was a little skeptical about the product itself at first because there's nothing that you can't do on a smartphone these days. I do most of my work on a phone, so it made little to no sense to me. But after seeing what the KogoBot and the app can do, I am ready to recommend it. It works brilliantly to curate all the data in one place and weave meaningful stories around it. And I've been told that the experience is only going to be better over time when they manage to iron out the existing issues and add new ones. To start using Kogo, you'll have to shell out a hefty Rs 7,749 which comes with a year of free subscription to use the app. You'll also get an Airtel SIM to use it. So that's all being taken care of. But the price is still a little too high in my opinion, which is why it's something that I'll recommend only if you have been bitten by the travel bug and want a dedicated place for all your travel data and memories. You can check out Kogo here. View the full article
  20. 19 years and 157 days old Ravi Bishnoi not only bagged four wickets during the final between India and Bangladesh, he was also the leading wicket-taker of the entire tournament with 17 wickets in his bag. 17*: #TeamIndia leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi becomes #U19CWC leading wicket-taker. #INDvBAN l pic.twitter.com/wrXtFwwaXf — Venkatesh R Das (@venkateshRdas) February 9, 2020 A master of legbreak googlies, Bishnoi can easily become the leading wicket-taker and a captain's first choice of bowlers and you could see India's U19 skipper Priyam Garg trusting him with the ball when it mattered the most and he did not disappoint. And even though he looks confident about his skills, what makes the Rajasthan-born a rather interesting character is his hot-headedness despite being a spinner, a rather rare combination to have. Character separates the big -match player and just a player.Ravi Bishnoið¥ð pic.twitter.com/3UNmITofpM — Anish dalavi (@Anishdalavi14) February 9, 2020 Due to the fact that India were unable to put up a big score on the board for Bangladesh to chase, it was important for the Boys in Blue to build up some mental pressure on the opponents. From placing two fielders right in the face of the striker to surrounding them to talk trash in between overs we got to see everything during the second innings. But the kind of sledging Bishnoi provided was completely different than the rest of the squad. While he was clearly intimidating to all the batsmen he bowled to, it was his tête-à-tête with Bangladeshi opener Parvez Hossain Emon that was the highlight of the show. Bishnoi sledging Bangladeshi batsman like it is grade 10 vs grade 11 on a school sports day! ðð¯ #U19CWCFinal — Lay Thaker (@Lay_Thaker) February 9, 2020 Ahead of Yashasvi Jaiswal removing him from the pitch in the 32nd over, Bishnoi got to share some 'words of wisdom' with Emon when the former was failing to connect with the ball one delivery after another. Using some NSFW vocabulary, Bishnoi was successfully getting under his skin. And even though he wasn't able to take his wicket, getting Emon all riled up to go for a big shot has to be credited to the spinner. Check out what the Indian fans had to say: Bishnoi signalled Emon to use that 'bat a bit' after beating him concesutively & Emon acknowledged it. That's quality sledging. #U19CWCFinal #U19CWC — That Cricket Guy (@Vivek7968) February 9, 2020 Bishnoi is sledging Emon ð Bsdk#@-$+$ #INDvBAN #U19CWCFinal — The Beastð ð¥ (@AkhadeKrushna) February 9, 2020 Too much sledging by this Bishnoi guy' ð — Vignesh (@vignesh_dino) February 9, 2020 Despite the sledging as well.But still bishnoi giving his best as well — #bring back manish pandey (@MoukthikS) February 9, 2020 Bishnoi sledging emon is the best thing you will see this week#INDvBAN — #makerohitloseweight (@russellXranafc) February 9, 2020 View the full article
  21. In a matter of hours, the 92nd Academy Awards will be premiering. The Oscars, somehow, have always trumped the other awards. In the award season, this is one red carpet everyone looks forward to. The golden statuette means a lot to the people in the industry. This year's list includes Joaquin Phoenix for Joker, Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and even Laura Dern for her role in the film, Marriage Story. This is when most people are racking their brains predicting which film and actor will be triumphant amongst the lot. We have Sam Mendes' 1917 that's won most awards this season and Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite, a critically acclaimed masterpiece. So here's a list of all the nominees in the main categories and the nominee that we think will win, and the one that we think should've won. 1. Best Picture Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit Joker Little Women Marriage Story 1917 Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Parasite Will Win: 1917/ Joker Should Win: Parasite Parasite, despite being a Korean film, has been universally acclaimed as hard-hitting. While Joker and 1917 are brilliant in their own right, however, it's rare for films like Parasite to make it to the top. The last time something like this took place was back in 2009 with Slumdog Millionaire. © Getty Images Actor in a Leading Role Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Adam Driver in Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix in Joker Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes Will Win: Joaquin Phoenix Should Win: Joaquin Phoenix Like Leonardo Di Caprio's long-awaited win for The Revenant, I think most people will nod heads in agreement that Joaquin Phoenix in Joker was a phenomenal performance that deserves an Oscar. © Getty Images Actress in a Supporting Role Kathy Bates in Richard Jewell Laura Dern in Marriage Story Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit Florence Pugh in Little Women Margot Robbie in Bombshell Will Win: Laura Dern Should Win: Florence Pugh While Laura Dern's speech in Marriage Story was commendable which got her this nomination in the first place, it was Amy as Florence in Little Women who moved us second to Saorise's performance. View the full article
  22. Itâs nothing new, but itâs always fascinating - some of our favourite action stars have really pushed the bar in recent years with body transformations that seem to defy the laws of biology. From inspiring fans with straight-up gym-dedication to bringing unconventional workouts in vogue, here are 6 Bollywood actors that packed on some serious muscle - and the secret behind their beefed-up onscreen looks: 1. Hrithik Roshan - War © Instagram After going a bit soft for Super 30, Hrithik followed up with an incredible, well-documented body transformation for his role as rogue ex-RAW agent, Major Kabir, for War. Given just two months to pull it off, the actor went through an extreme zero momentum reps (ZMR) regime, supplemented by band work - all through his mid-forties while nursing his ankle and spine injuries. His secret? âThe most important being writing down each dayâs progress,â revealed Hrithik in an Instagram post. âIâd aim to do one more than yesterday - there is magic in consistency.â 2. Aamir Khan - Dangal © Instagram Similar to Hrithik, Aamirâs amazing fat-to-fit body transformation occurred under less than half a year and saw the actor go from 38% body fat (which he required for 80% of the role), to a hulked out 9.67% and a physique weâd usually expect from WWE superstars. Aamir attributes the success of his workout to his expertly crafted diet - designed by Nikhil Dhurandhar, a professor in nutritional sciences at Texas Tech University in the US. The diet was tailored to take advantage of Aamirâs workout schedule - he would eat a lean 1800 calorie meal plan during days focused on cutting out fat, and pack on the protein with a 2500 calorie plan during days when building muscle was the primary focus. âNo matter how hard you exercise,â says Aamir, âif your diet isnât right, you wonât get the desired results.â 3. Vicky Kaushal - The Immortal Ashwatthama © Instagram Unlike Aamir and Hrithik, however, Uri star Vicky Kaushal is going the path less travelled for his upcoming film, The Immortal Ashwatthama. Playing the son of Dronacharya, a legendary figure from the Mahabharat epic, Kaushal aims to get pretty big for this role. While he weighed around 90 kilograms in Uri, his trainers are helping him get to around 115 kilos for the upcoming role. Whatâs interesting is that Kushalâs route to buffdom isnât just dependant on pumping iron at the gym - in order to keep up with the filmâs action scenes, heâs relying on MMA training, with a focus on Israeli martial art Krav Maga and the Japanese techniques of Jiu-Jitsu. 4. Aditya Roy Kapur - Malang © Instagram Similar to Kaushal, Aditya Roy Kapurâs latest Bollywood outing saw him taking on his most physically demanding role yet in Malang - through an unusual workout routine that saw him dive into yoga, 20-minute runs and even the ancient martial art form from Kerala, Kalaripayattu for his transformation. This was all supplemented by a razor-sharp focus on his diet - which was pushed even further to the limit for key scenes. According to nutrition expert Anmol Singhal, âjust before the body shots (that you see in the trailer), we cut down salt from all his mealsâ7 days prior to the shoot so that there is no water retention in the body (allowing Kapur's muscles and veins to pop on camera).â 5. Tiger Shroff - Baaghi 3 © Instagram True - Iâd much rather see Tiger Shroff work on better scripts than he currently has, but thereâs no denying that the man is in absolute control of his body ever since he burst onto the industry with Heropanti in 2014. This time, heâs preparing for the third film in his Baaghi series - and the routine involves an interesting combination of cardio, weights, bodyweight exercises and to break the monotony - MMA combined with dancing. âWhen you are dancing you are listening to music you like or you are enjoying the choreography,â shared the actor with GQ India. âYou don't come to know how much you have burnt until you are done with your session. I think I lose up to around 1 to 1.5 kg of water weight after dancing.â 6. Vidyut Jamwal - Junglee © Instagram Probably the most popular stunt-focused action star in India right now, Jamwalâs physique isnât just for show - carrying out his stunt choreography and parkour techniques require impeccable coordination, discipline and strength to pull off. While his diet and food habits are as youâd expect, itâs his psychology and single-minded focus in the gym that gets him his results. âFirst they call me obsessed, or obsessive,â he tells Hindustan Times in an interview, âand then the same people will call me for training or diet advice. So this obsession is normally a compliment.â View the full article
  23. While the culinary experience continues to evolve and grow, a major chunk of the country is slowly embracing alternate dietary options for various reasons ranging from philosophical to health-related. And one of the most popular options that seem to have become a recent rage is- Veganism. © Instagram What started as a celebrity-first dietary shift in the West, has quickly made its way into the Indian lifestyle and a huge number of personalities are known to follow and endorse this brand of vegetarian diet. What is Veganism © Pexels Veganism essentially calls for a complete rejection of animal products especially when it comes to food intake. While there exist further categories under Veganism, vegans are primarily known to consume plant-based food, nuts, legumes and fruits, while they categorically reject any product or food ingredient of animal origin, such as dairy products, eggs, etc. Why Veganism © Pexels While health continues to be one of the biggest catalysts in making this shift, people have also been making the leap due to ethical and environmental reasons such as rejecting the commodity status of animals, exploitation and right to life. No matter the reason why one chooses to make the shift, here are 6 of the fittest Indian celebrities who have turned vegan: 1. Akshay Kumar © Viral Bhayani The most recent addition to the list, itâs only been a month or two since Akshay shifted to a vegan diet. Also otherwise known to eat clean and less spicy food, we canât wait to see how he takes to it. 2. Aamir Khan © Star World It has been over 3 years since Aamir turned vegan following an episode with his already vegan wife Kiran. It was a 1-hour video by a doctor talking about 15 most-common, life-threatening diseases which can be avoided by making dietary changes which pushed Aamir to make the shift. 3. Virat Kohli © Instagram Back in 2018, Virat finally adopted Veganism and joined his wife Anushka who already followed a vegan diet. He has since undergone a serious physical transformation and admitted that it has improved his fitness and game. 4. Shahid Kapoor © Instagram Even though Shahid swore off non-veg while dating Kareena, it was a book by Brian Hines called Life is Fair that finally inspired Shahid to switch to Veganism a few years ago. 5. R. Madhavan © Instagram One of the most dedicated, oldest practising vegan in B-town, Maddy has been very vocal about his support towards animal rights and even received a PETA Person of the Year in 2012. 6. Vidyut Jammwal © Twitter One of the fittest and most active actors in the industry, Vidyut has often credited his vegan lifestyle for his ripped body. He has even publicly spoken about going vegan and said, âBeing vegan helps me keep fit. I love the way I feel.â View the full article
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