Jump to content

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more. If you already have an account, login here - otherwise create an account for free today!

Welcome to our forums
Welcome to our forums, full of great ideas.
Please register if you'd like to take part of our project.
Urdu Poetry & History
Here you will get lot of urdu poetry and history sections and topics. Like/Comments and share with others.
We have random Poetry and specific Poet Poetry. Simply click at your favorite poet and get all his/her poetry.
Thank you buddy
Thank you for visiting our community.
If you need support you can post a private message to me or click below to create a topic so other people can also help you out.

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'worldnews'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Help Support
    • Announcement And Help
    • Funday Chatroom
  • Poetry
    • Shair o Shairy
    • Famous Poet
  • Islam - اسلام
    • QURAN O TARJUMA قرآن و ترجمہ
    • AHADEES MUBARIK آحدیث مبارک
    • Ramazan ul Mubarik - رمضان المبارک
    • Deen O Duniya - دین و دنیا
  • Other Forums
    • Quizzes
    • Movies and Stars
    • Chit chat And Greetings
    • Urdu Adab
    • Entertainment
    • Common Rooms
  • Science, Arts & Culture
    • Education, Science & Technology
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IPS Community Suite 4.1
    • IPS Download
    • IPS Community Help/Support And Tutorials

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Categories

  • IPS Community Suite 4.4
    • Applications 4.4
    • Plugin 4.4
    • Themes/Ranks
    • IPS Languages 4.4
  • IPS Community Suite 4.3
    • Applications 4.3
    • Plugins 4.3
    • Themes 4.3
    • Language Packs 4.3
    • IPS Extras 4.3
  • IPS Community Suite 4
    • Applications
    • Plugins
    • Themes
    • Language Packs
    • IPS Extras
  • Books
    • Urdu Novels
    • Islamic
    • General Books
  • XenForo
    • Add-ons
    • Styles
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • Web Scripts
  • PC Softwares
  • Extras

Categories

  • Islamic
  • Funny Videos
  • Movies
  • Songs
  • Seasons
  • Online Channels

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Facebook ID


FB Page/Group URL


Bigo Live


Website URL


Instagram


Skype


Interests


Location


ZODIAC

Found 6,172 results

  1. These are unusual times, and much like the rest of the world, weâve never witnessed anything like this before. Upon scrutiny, the empty roads and clear skies give way to a different reality, and raise pertinent questions besides Indiaâs immediate health and economic concerns amid the nationwide lockdown. © Pexels Relationships have metamorphosed in plain sight. Lovers who went on dates often, havenât met in a long time, and those who hardly got to see each other are now locked down under the same room. So what more has the lockdown done besides digitising romance and threatening peopleâs personal space? © BCCL We got in touch with different couples spanning demographics to find out how they are working their way around the restrictions to balance their individuality and keep the romance alive under lockdown. Garima & Ritesh It took Garima and Ritesh almost 10 years of being âacquaintancesâ before finding their way to each other. The two had been âfriendsâ on social media since 2010 but never had a proper conversation until their share of messy breakups led to some much needed decluttering, and eventually made space for new associations. What started off with an innocent DM, quickly turned into an engagement in three monthsâ time, and within the next seven months, they were declared man and wife. © MensXP Garima Chaklader Pandey Itâs been a little over a month of being married and Garima confesses to loving this âupgrade to the relationship,â and Ritesh agrees too that, âMarriage has only strengthened what we already shared.â Currently, these two are loving this extended honeymoon period due to the lockdown. Garima admits that âIt would have been torturous without him in this situationâ and Ritesh is quick to confirm that âthings are tough since the lockdown. Our mental health and daily lives have taken a strong hit. I am happy that she is around and I am able to share everything with her at a time like this.â © MensXP Garima Chaklader Pandey When asked if the lockdown has affected their equation in any way, Garima says, âThat's the thing with Ritesh, he knows when to leave you alone! I honestly think I have a much harder time giving him the space he needs. I got to work on it.â Ritesh, on the other hand, is quick to point out that unlike others who claim to be bickering a lot more with their partners amid the lockdown, âThe frequency of our fights has actually been the same. The lockdown has had an insignificant statistical impact on our relationship!â As for keeping the romance alive while they keep their individuality intact, Garima says thatâs a department her romantic husband takes care of much better. So Ritesh spills his secret formula, âWell, romance, you know, there is netflix, so chill!â *wink wink* Diya & Chirag © MensXP Diya Elizabeth Chirag and Diya like to call theirs an âarranged love marriageâ and though they may have been set up by their parents initially, fate had other plans in store. Diya wasn't ready to get married, but decided to meet Chirag for her familyâs sake. It took her a couple of more meetings to realise that she had fallen hard and fast for this charming man who constantly made her laugh. A short courtship later, they exchanged vows and became Mr & Mrs. But here is the catch. Soon after their wedding, they turned into a long distance couple when Diya had to relocate to Karnataka for her job. Thus began their days of staying apart for months before they could meet again. Diya shares, âOn a regular day, weâre too busy. Our schedules donât exactly match, so we have to consciously make time to talk. We simply hate the woes that distance adds to the mix.â © MensXP Diya Elizabeth Talk about lockdown and their happiness is almost palpable. âThe lockdown has done us good. She managed to get home just in time. Being away for so long, weâd missed each other a lot.â Diya happily confesses, âSpending the lockdown together is keeping us happy as well as sane! We probably wouldnât have taken this lockdown well if we werenât together. The worry, the yearning, itâs too hard to even imagine.â The lockdown has come as a blessing for these two after having stayed apart for months. But Chirag and Diya also make sure they âgive each other space and donât cling too much. We do our own thing but also ensure weâre doing a few things together as well, be it cooking or playing games.â Diya makes a quick note and adds, âItâs been 2 weeks since I returned home, and we havenât wanted to kill each other yet. So, itâs all good.â Sherry & Joy © MensXP Joy Joy and Sherryâs love story could have been yet another quirky, office romance for the books, but that was not to be. They were coworkers at the same company in Bangalore and despite the many stolen glances over time, never spoke to each other until a month before Joy was to leave the company. Once out, they decided to hang out and ended up exchanging numbers. One thing led to another until the two of them not only got into a relationship, but also found themselves moving-in together. Joy and Sherry have been together for a year now and claim that on most days âit still feels like an adventure. Kabhi bhi kuch bhi hota hai.â © MensXP Joy However, these two are especially stoked about the lockdown and Joy is quick to chip in why. âFor us, itâs been a year of working in shifts with even our weekly offs clashing. So, this lockdown situation has actually worked in our favour. For the first time since we started dating, we are finally getting to spend so much time together.â But when asked if the lockdown has had any severe impact on their equation over the last two weeks, Sherry confirms, âWe do have fights, but then again thatâs just our frustration of sitting at home. Otherwise, we donât think we have any complaints.â They admit that balancing their individuality and romance amid the enforced lockdown has not been an issue at all. âWe give each other enough freedom to do the things we personally like, and though not every day is the same, we do manage to work things out amicably most days.â Needhi & Akshay © MensXP Needhi Dhoker Needhi and Akshay were set up by their mutual friends and hit it right off after their first meeting at a cafe. That was five years ago, and today these two admit to have had âone hell of a journeyâ together. Interestingly, one may call Needhi and Akshay the âaccidentallyâ locked-down couple, and here is why. Needhi happened to be visiting Akshayâs family when she was caught in the lockdown with no way of getting back to her place as planned. Itâs now been 20 days since the two have been living together with Akshayâs family, and Needhi admits to actually liking this little âsneak peek into the future.â © Pexels These two share a pretty easy-going relationship, love spending time together, while respecting one anotherâs need for space. However, when asked how the lockdown has impacted their relationship, they come up with a ânothing has changedâ in unison. Needhi shares that this has rather been a lucky turn of events, âWeâre actually getting to spend more time together. Between working from home and managing the house, we also make time for each other. Thatâs something we didnât get to do before since we live pretty far.â Akshay agrees and adds âwe have been able to tolerate each other so far. We both spend quality time together but also know when to leave each other alone. Between our daily schedule we ensure that we have dinner together and have hearty chats with ample flirting added to the mix. Itâs been a great few days.â The lockdown has actually worked to Needhi and Akshayâs benefit because not only has it allowed them to spend more quality time together, but also helped them grow closer. Sarah & Tariq © MensXP Sarah Malik A product of the classic Indian âarrangedâ match-making, Dr Sarah and Dr Tariqâs story ought to begin in their courtship period, post their engagement. Theirs wasnât the usual exchange of texts and lovey emoticons. Instead Tariq and Sarah bonded over email exchanges sharing their dreams, hopes and insecurities. When the day of the wedding came, it was like two friends formalising a life-long friendship, so love wasnât far behind. What followed was four years of an adventurous ride, and just over a month ago Sarah and Tariq welcomed their baby girl into this world. But as luck would have it, before Tariq could take Sarah and their baby home, the lockdown was announced. Now, while Sarah spends the lockdown away in her maternal home, duty calls Dr Tariq to the pandemic-fighting frontlines. © MensXP Sarah Malik The two of them have hardly met since, and thatâs been a difficult transition for the new parents. But Tariq fondly says, âWe canât meet each other quite as often as weâd like. But this enforced distance has made us grow more fond of each other and we make the best use of whatever time we do get to spend together.â However, Tariq credits their âYin-Yang-like equationâ for having survived the last two weeks without major hiccups. Sarah agrees, âEveryone believes our relationship is special, I am no different. I try my best to instill some planning and seriousness in his easy-going attitude and he helps calm my nerves when I get too paranoid about trivial issues. So, at the end of the day, things balance out pretty well.â © MensXP Sarah Malik Recalling the initial period of the lockdown Sarah says, âthe sudden lockdown came with its set of uncertainties. We have to be extra careful because our daughter is only six-weeks-old. I do miss him not being around with us and also fear about his well-being amid the virus outbreak. But, I see it all improving in the weeks to come. Letâs hope for the best.â But until then, both Sarah and Tariq are relying on technology to stay connected and keep the romance going. âTogether or apart, itâs this feeling that someone is there for you no matter what, keeps the romance alive. Also, in this era of technology, with video calls and WhatsApp, one can always stay connected and in touch.â Five couples, five distinct stories. Yet, all this lockdown seems to have done in most of their cases is to give these couples a chance to move away from their circumscribed, fast paced lives and reconnect at a more deeper, personal level. Thereâs healing here, while for others itâs been nothing short of a discovery. As endless conversations make way for quiet understanding, leaving behind plain old love and clarity in its wake, perhaps itâs time for all of us to pause and really look at all those personal relationships which make our lives worthwhile. And if thereâs only one thing we can take away from all this, it ought to be that life is transient, and so are the people who make it, and we must make the most of what we have while it all lasts. View the full article
  2. Like every other millennial, I also spend time chasing different apps, staying connected on social media, occasionally stalking a celebrity and obviously exchanging memes with my friend. If there is one thing which has scared me and intrigued me in equal measure on the internet right now, then it is the Coronavirus updates that I keep reading, and secondly, it is the mighty influential power of TikTok. This app allows literally everyone to become a star in their own might, run the show, earn good money if their content is great and obviously have a pool of followers digging their content. One such influencer who managed to climb the wall of fame with a stellar following of over 25 million followers is 19 year old Addison Rae. View this post on Instagramcomment two truths and a lie & see if someone can get itA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) The TikTok influencer and a social media star, Rae was rumoured to be dating another big social media influencer named Bryce Hall and in the world of virtual fandom, that was quite a big deal. View this post on InstagramHereâs a collection of random photos (the first one is today) of me over last 5 months of my life. I canât believe iâm even saying this.. but 25 MILLION followers and 1 BILLION likes on tiktok?! AND almost 8 MILLION on instagram?! Iâm so beyond grateful and thankful. Yâall, I wish I could hug (or elbow) each and every one of you personally. My life is forever changed and I owe it all to you guys. Thank you for the constant love and support. Sooo much in store & iâm so glad yâall are with me on this journey. I love you all so so so much and I hope you smile todayðA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) View this post on Instagrambahamas, you were a dream... where to next?A post shared by (@addisoneasterling) In one of her interviews she explained how this blast of success, money and fame came her way. She downloaded the video making app as a joke and well now, the joke is on us because damn girl, you are rich and you are loved by 25 million people , and you are only 19! View this post on Instagrammirror mirror on the wall i miss @nyfw and thatâs allA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) View this post on Instagramwhy do i feel like these were taken on a mac bookA post shared by (@addisoneasterling)Addison has been on TikTok since last July and besides being a millionaire , she is now chasing some starry dreams and is signed up with a talent agency, looking for work in movies now. Addisonâs mom is also a TikTok star and has over 3.5 million followers of her own actually. View this post on Instagramdixison x nycA post shared by (@addisoneasterling) Are you following her yet? View the full article
  3. Working out at home isnât easy. The lack of equipment, the absence of the âenvironmentâ in which you have gotten so used to exercising and to top it all, finding a constant source of motivation to get off the bed and start putting your body through work right next to it, life can be hard at times. Now, while we can discuss the solutions to the last two problems some other time, I have the perfect way out from the first issue. I do not have a place to do chin-ups, I have no barbells or dumbbells and my theraband just broke. So, how do I work on my biceps, now? Here are four exercises that you can do with nothing but a full-size towel and a chair to give a great pump to your biceps: All you need is a towel and a chair: 1. Resisted Leg Bicep Curl While sitting on a chair, put your right arm underneath your right shinbone and try to lift your leg as if doing a dumbbell bicep curl. In order to add resistance, try to push your leg against the momentum of your arm. Repeat the same with your left arm. 8 reps (each side) Take a 20-second break 2. Isometric Bicep Hammer Curl © Richard Ji - YouTube While standing, step on one side of a towel with your right leg and tightly hold the other end with your right hand. Make sure that the towel stays vertical and try to pull it with your hand as hard as possible. Repeat the same with your left arm. Hold for 30 seconds (each side) Take a 20-second break 3. Doorway Single Arm Bicep Curl Stand in front of your doorway and hold the ledge by one arm. Lower your body backwards and pull yourself back up again. Try to focus as much as you can in contracting your bicep while going down and coming back up again. Repeat the same with your left arm. 8 reps (each side) Take a 20-second break 4. Isometric Bicep Curl Hold The fourth and final exercise requires you to stand in one spot and keep your arms in the typical bicep curl pose and push your biceps with your forearms as tightly as possible. If done correctly, this becomes a really effective way to end your workout with a good pump. Hold for 30 seconds Take a 20-second break Repeat the circuit for three more sets and by the end, your biceps will be burning like crazy. View the full article
  4. Itâs quite understandable that itâs difficult to maintain sanity and calm at all times in a situation like this where the entire nation is in a complete lockdown. However, itâs little too much where people are resorting to weird ways to keep themselves entertained. Case in point here is âCorona Sandeshâ. Quite unexpectedly, in the name of creativity, a sweet shop in Kolkata has reached another level altogether. The current trending topic on the internet is a sweet dish, sold by that shop, which is a sandesh shaped like the novel coronavirus. Well, their itch for innovation didnât stop right there. The shop has also designed cakes and cupcakes with exquisitely detailed icing to resemble the deadly virus that is wreaking havoc across the globe. #WestBengal has allowed Sweet Shops to open for a few hours every day.. A shop #HindustanSweets in #Kolkata has come up with #CoronaVirus modeled Sandesh & Cupcakes.. Offered free to customers along with a Pamphlet.. "We will digest Coronoavirus! We will defeat Coronavirus!" pic.twitter.com/wCnXVPzUXY â Ramesh Bala (@rameshlaus) April 7, 2020However, people on social media werenât quite happy with this innovation. Check out some of the reactions here: Crazy people Some name their new born babies as corona and covid.... some make corona sweets ð¤¦ð¤¦ pic.twitter.com/HWz4WX16Lh â Bhattacharya P (@preetibhatta1) April 6, 2020Only in India. â No hay banda (@hay_banda) April 6, 2020 pic.twitter.com/RcMuu1as28 â Pankaj Kumar Gupta (@PankajK33688284) April 6, 2020Oh that's disgusting!! â Ashwani Kumar (@Ashwani49683296) April 6, 2020I would hate to see this only no way am gonna eat it. â shazia ali (@shazia4618) April 6, 2020I mean I'd get it if it looked edible, somehow I feel like I'd get worse diseases from this if I take a bite â indira â̽â̽ (@lourrytingle) April 6, 2020Recently, the West Bengal government had announced that sweet shops can remain open for four hours every day amid the nationwide lockdown due to concern over wastage of milk and jobless staff. View the full article
  5. We've all been excited about this movie right since it was first titled Dhaka and Chris Hemsworth was in India shooting for it and had the full desi experience, which included getting stuck in traffic. But, after seeing the trailer for Extraction, I can honestly say that it deserves all the hype it has been getting. I mean, most desi people are probably waiting to watch the movie just because it has Chris Hemsworth in it, who is playing such a badass role by jumping off of buildings and fighting people on the streets in India and Bangladesh, but the trailer itself is so great that everyone should watch it. Basically, the movie follows Chris' character Tyler Rake, a black-market mercenary who has to rescue the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international crime lord . But of course, things aren't as simple in the murky underworld of weapons dealers and drug traffickers. Along with Chris, the movie also stars David Harbour, Manoj Bajpayee, Marc Donato, Fay Masterson, Randeep Hooda, Pankaj Tripathi and Derek Luke. While the entire trailer is full of action and kickass moments, we still decided to pick some of our favourite ones that are making it unbearable to wait till 24th April for the movie: 1. That Insane Dive From A Cliff Into A River © Netflix Now, this is how you f*ucking start off a trailer! Something so insane right off the bat is a sure-shot way of making literally everyone excited for the entire trailer. Also, Chris Hemsworth being the one doing the jumping is just the cherry on top. 2. Chris Hemsworth Having His Own âAquamanâ Moment © Netflix Jason Momoa, who? (Sorry, we still love you man) But, this does seem like the perfect crossover - Thor is now Aquaman and Marvel and DC fandoms are finally at peace. I'm just kidding but it doesn't look such an incredible shot. 3. Pankaj Tripathi Looking Menacing AF © Netflix But, when does he not, tbh? This movie will be the perfect desi-videshi crossover and that should be enough to get all the Indians excited to watch it as soon as it comes out. 4. Chris Hemsworth Channeling His Inner âFast & The Furiousâ © Netflix Have you wondered how Fast and the Furious would look like if it was set in India? Well, thanks to Chris, we know that now. And turns out that it's just a lot of dust and broken windows. 5. Every Single Moment Between Chris & âThe Kidâ © Netflix I know it's weird to say that about a movie like this, but it's so wholesome. They both seem to have great chemistry and 'protective dad mode' Chris is the best Chris. 6. Randeep Hooda Taking On Chris In âBeech Sadakâ © Netflix If a few months ago you told me that we would get a movie where Chris freaking Hemsworth would be fighting Randeep Hooda on the streets of India - or Bangladesh - I would have never believed it. But, here we are and it looks awesome. View the full article
  6. The Coronavirus lockdown has got everyone more active on social media and people are sharing their pain through hilarious memes. Recently, Bollywood actor Anupam Kher also joined the league of memesters and took to social media to share a meme depicting the excitement once the lockdown ends. Kher received a meme on his phone through a WhatsApp forward and he couldnât help but share it with his fans and followers on social media. In this meme, Kher is seen from a scene from his movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, laughing and rolling around on the bed and talking to his friends about post-quarantine plans. View this post on InstagramGot it as Watsapp fwd. It is hilarious. ð¤ð¤£ðA post shared by (@anupampkher) Later, a fan claimed that he had actually created that meme and Anupam Kher appreciated him for his originality. © Anupam Kher/Instagram After Anupam Kher shared the meme, people started to resonate with it as itâs relatable AF. Sabka yhi haal hai â THE PRASUNN KUMAR MISHRA (@Mishraprasunn) April 7, 2020Me talking to my bestfriend who is so far away from my city. â Weeb and gareeb (@tina_knightly) April 7, 2020Accurate â Jaymin (@Jaymin68120890) April 7, 2020 © Anupam Kher/Instagram Well, Anupam Kher has been quite active on Instagram and he is trying his best to make people understand the dire consequences of the deadly pandemic, which has brought the world to a standstill. With the entertainment industry taking a backseat, for now, Bollywood celebs are doing their bit to spread awareness about the pandemic through social media and it's a commendable effort. View the full article
  7. WhatsApp has already done a lot in the past to curb the spread of fake news on its platform. But sadly, it looks like nothing can stop these fake forwarded messages that we come across on various groups. And now that the coronavirus pandemic is affecting countries all over the world, it's crucial to curb the spread of fake news. Well, in an effort to limit fake news, WhatsApp is introducing a new limit on forwarding messages, making it a lot more difficult or rather tedious to forward messages. © Reuters With this new limit in place, users can now forward a message to only one chat at a time. WhatsApp will automatically detect if/when you forward a particular message more than 5 times and limit you from forwarding that to more users at a time. WhatsApp is using metadata to identify the number of times a message has been forwarded, so there's nothing to worry about them going through your messages. Here's what WhatsApp says in its blog post - "However, weâve seen a significant increase in the amount of forwarding which users have told us can feel overwhelming and can contribute to the spread of misinformation. We believe itâs important to slow the spread of these messages down to keep WhatsApp a place for personal conversations." © Reuters This particular feature will join the existing efforts of the company to curb fake news. Back in 2018, WhatsApp began labeling forwarded messages when things started getting out of hands. We're glad that WhatsApp is constantly on the lookout for ways to make things better and improve its apps. In case you missed it, you can simply use WhatsApp to get accurate and prompt info about Coronavirus from WHO. More of such cool features, please! Source: WhatsApp View the full article
  8. Lady Gaga and the World Health Organisation crossover is not something we knew we needed but here we are. She has been doing an incredible job at raising funds during this pandemic and using her platform the best way possible - raising money for all the healthcare workers on the frontlines risking their lives to fight coronavirus. And, along with the millions of dollars raised, WHO and Global Citizen have also announced a virtual concert to take place on April 18th to show support for the health workers. The One World: Together at home event is going to be a grand one, just look at the lineup - Alanis Morissette, Andrea Bocelli, Billie Eilish, Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, Burna Boy, Chris Martin, David Beckham, Eddie Vedder, Elton John, FINNEAS, Idris and Sabrina Elba, J Balvin, John Legend, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Kerry Washington, Lang Lang, Lizzo, Maluma, Paul McCartney, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Shah Rukh Khan and Stevie Wonder. Yes, Shah Rukh Khan and Priyanka Chopra are reportedly representing Bollywood during the event and people are very proud of it, of course. That's a weird way to look at it, but okay. This best thing coming out of this stupid rona is Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and SRK on the same event It doesn't get more surreal I love it â ãã¡rike ð¹ð·ð©ðª (@meriked) April 7, 2020It's going to be great. One world together at home . WHO event on 18th April . SRK , lady gaga , priyanka and others. The way Lady Gaga said Shah Rukh Khan . @iamsrk .pic.twitter.com/tsiRFHADVW â SRK Hunter Universe (@HunterUniverse_) April 7, 2020Fire emoji is right. So #TogetherAtHome,a global broadcast on April 18. Curated in collaboration with @ladygaga & featuring International Artists like @iamsrk @priyankachopra @eltonofficial,Chris Martin, D Beckham etc..SRK & PC r the only Indian Artists to featured in this event.. @GlblCtzn pic.twitter.com/H7rv8bBGKi â Som (@SadhyaSom1) April 6, 2020Full props to Lady Gaga. Thank for making this @ladygaga and being part @iamsrk @priyankachopra https://t.co/CNttz04n4y â Bharath Rajasegaran (@Bharathr138) April 6, 2020Stay at home, and watch virtual concerts. I'm so excited that this happening. Among @ladygaga my two other favourite artists will be featured @priyankachopra @iamsrk Looking forward for 18 April. Thank you for still making us stay at home ï¸ https://t.co/YewH7jBmdJ â Bharath Rajasegaran (@Bharathr138) April 6, 2020While we still donât know when we will see them in a movie together but for now, watching them come together for this wonderful initiative sure sounds great! View the full article
  9. Ever wondered what would happen if you got stuck on an island with your partner? Sounds romantic, right? Well, looks like itâs not all roses when it actually happens. Recently, a couple has found themselves trapped in an eternal honeymoon in Maldives after the airports in their country shut down due to the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus. Initially, newlyweds Olivia, 27, and Raul De Freitas, 28, were only supposed to spend six days in paradise at the Cinnamon Velifushi Maldives before heading back to their country South Africa. The newly-wed couple arrived in Maldives on March 22 and were supposed to head back home the following weekend. However, due to the mounting travel restrictions in multiple countries, the couple had made sure to check with their travel agent before embarking on their journey, according to The New York Times. At that point, no restrictions for their itinerary had been announced and their agent told them that all South African citizens would be allowed back home. Although, that wasn't the case and the couple is now stuck in Maldives. âItâs incredible that we get this extra time,â Olivia told the Times, adding that they are getting a generous discount off the usual $750 per night resort, but each day is cutting into their savings. âEveryone says they want to be stuck on a tropical island, until youâre actually stuck,' Olivia said. 'It only sounds good because you know you can leave.â The couple explained that they were in the fourth day of their honeymoon when they received a notice that South Africa's airports would all be closed by midnight the following day. They told the Times that flights back to South Africa are five hours to Doha, Qatar, where they would be subject to a three-hour layover, and then nine hours to Johannesburg. Hence, due to those complexities of leaving paradise, they would've never made it back to South Africa ahead of the country's airport closures. In addition, they said they considered other options like taking an hour-and-a-half speedboat ride to the main island's airport. However, the Maldives had also announced their own lockdown around the same time, banning foreign travelers. The lockdown in South Africa will last until at least April 16. View the full article
  10. Some major financial scams in India have quite literally stirred-up the country in the past. These scams have consisted of fraudulent practices, corruption, and other malpractices. Here's a list of some of the biggest scams in India that lead to huge losses in the country: 1. Commonwealth Games Scam © BCCL The memory of the Commonwealth Games being held in India is still fresh for most of us. However, it also came along with eye-brow raising headlines for the controversies and corruption surrounding the organisation. With accusations of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery emerging every day back them, even the Chairman of Common Wealth Games 2010, Suresh Kalmadi, was accused of corruption and malpractices. It was estimated that the scam was for over Rs 70,000 crore. Gory details came out later of how Indian athletes were forced to stay in terrible conditions instead of the accommodation allotted to them by the authorities. 2. Nirav Modi PNB Bank fraud © BCCL In recent times, Nirav Modi PNB Bank fraud is easily one of the most controversial scams. Through Punjab National bankâs Brady house brand, Nirav Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and two senior PNB officials were also found to be guilty in the fraud of over Rs 11,400 Crore. In 2018, PNB filed a case with CBI accusing Nirav Modi and the companies he was associated with for obtaining Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) from PNB without paying up. This meant that all those companies failed to pay the loan. 3. Kingfisher Scam © BCCL From being Kingfisher's âKing of good timesâ to making it to the most-wanted list, liquor giant Kingfisher's Vijay Mallya, who absconded the country in 2016, continues to be in hot soup.) After being heavily accused of fraud and money laundering in the country. He allegedly took loans for over Rs 9000 crore to keep his now-defunct Kingfisher airlines afloat. His Wikipedia page describes him as a fugitive businessman in the most wanted category. 4. Coalgate ScamThe âCoalgateâ scam refers to the infamous political scandal that came to light back in 2012 when the UPA government was in power. The scam was essentially brought to light by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) when they alleged that the government had been illegally allocating 194 coal blocks between the years 2004 and 2009. Of what was initially expected to be Rs 10 lakh crore came down to Rs 1.86 lakh crore in the end. 5. 2G Spectrum Scam © Twitter The 2G spectrum came to light back in 2008, and the government came under fire after being accused of undercharging mobile telephone companies for frequency allocation licenses that had to be used to create 2G spectrum subscriptions. Former Telecom Minister A. Raja was at the helm of this scam. The CAG had stated that the difference between the money collected and that was mandated to be collected was about Rs. 1.76 trillion which comes down to Rs. 1,76,000 crore. In 2012, the spectrum was thankfully declared âunconstitutional and arbitraryâ by the Supreme Court and led to the cancellation of over 120 licenses. 6. BOFORS Scandal © Twitter A relatively old scam as compared to others, during the 1980s and 1990s a major weapons-contract was signed between India and Sweden. In 1986, India reportedly signed a deal worth approximately Rs 1437 crore with Swedish manufacturer Bofors AB, to supply their 155mm field howitzer to the Indian Army. Reportedly, politicians like then-Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi were also accused of taking bribes worth over Rs 64 crore for the deal. View the full article
  11. There's no mistaking it - everywhere we look, whether it's on our almost-deserted streets or in news photographs, we're getting more and more used to face masks as a part of everyday life. Everyone from infants to the infirm have taken up the responsibility to protect both themselves and their communities from the Coronavirus outbreak by wearing masks. Here are some of the most pressing answers to the key questions at hand for a population under lockdown. What Makes Masks Effective? © Reuters The novel coronavirus can spread easily from person-to-person contact, according to the WHO. So to curb the spread of COVID-19, wearing masks is important. Protective masks are said to lower the chances of coronavirus entering our respiratory system through droplets that are present in the air. Wearing of masks is especially recommended for people living in densely populated areas. In contemporary times, masks have seen widespread usage in East Asia, such as in China for protection against pollution and especially in Japan, where it is used to guard against allergies and airborne diseases. While masks are a very common feature in those countries, even western nations have begun to adapt - the Czech Republic and Slovakia have issued nation-wide decrees to make masks compulsory for its citizens, and other nations seem likely to follow. What Challenges Does India Face? © Reuters In India, while the middle and upper classes can socially distance like Western markets owing to closed housing and the spending power to buy supplies and sanitation, the real concern is the mass population being unable to do so, and the consequent spread from them to others. The challenge, then is twofold: - How long can India sustain consistent social distancing across all strata of society? - If there is any degree of airborne carriage, what does that mean for any sharing of space, when a section of society cannot socially distance well for sustained periods of time? What's The Solution? © Reuters The solution is cheap, simple and pun intended, right on our nose - DIY masks. And here's how you can make a mask for yourself. By spreading mass awareness on how to wear and craft basic face masks, India has a chance to help overcome the downsides of its large population. It all starts by being absolutely economical - both the skillsets and materials required are abundant, with India being the 3rd largest textile economy in the world, behind the EU and China. Easily doable by both rich and poor, the act of wearing and creating a mask allows people to feel an emotional attachment as well - a sense of taking action and working together to help protect ourselves during these tough times. An important thing to note about using masks is that given the dire circumstances, they cannot be a single-ditch effort, used and then forgotten after a strict lockdown period. For any post-social distancing stage, it would still save lives if we observed the discipline required to wear them even for minor tasks such as grocery shopping or travelling by public transport. Helping calm the tide of unresearched and unvetted information is The Times of India, pushing for a nationwide campaign to alert and awaken readers with #MaskIndia- teaming up with several celebrities to help spread the word. Let's all join hands in working towards increasing the widespread usage of masks and share our solidarity while proudly wearing our own. A TOI initiative to help keep you and the nation safe The Times of India is today launching a #MaskIndia movement encouraging all Indians to wear simple, homemade masks to cover your nose and mouth READ ðhttps://t.co/PvENhZ4mev pic.twitter.com/X6FmlUbna9 — The Times Of India (@timesofindia) April 6, 2020 Who knew that masks could save the world? Just remember to wash your hands too. View the full article
  12. Because of the manner in which the spread of the coronavirus contagion has suddenly spiked up in India, it is imperative that whenever you step out of your homes to shop for essential medicines or groceries, you wear a mask. In case you do not have an N95 mask or have run out of those disposable ones, you can always learn to make one for yourself, using this video, or by following these instructions. Now, as important as wearing these masks are, it is equally important to keep your skin healthy, especially on your face. Not only are you not supposed to touch your face unnecessarily, you are also supposed to wash it properly, after stepping inside, even if you just took a small trip to your balcony. Furthermore, when you're wearing a mask for a prolonged period of time, you may have noticed how the area covered by the mask starts feeling moist after a period of time. A continuous build-up of moisture that results from you exhaling can be detrimental to your skin in more ways than one. Serious moisture buildup, for example, can clog up your pores, and cause acne and frequent breakouts. © iStock In such a scenario, having a good skincare routine is paramount. Just follow these steps, and you should be alright. Prep Your Skin Before Putting On The Mask © iStock Before you put your mask on and step out, you need to prepare your skin to keep things in check. Wash your face with plain water for starters. Also, moisturise your face using a moisturiser that suits your skin. If you have one, consider using a face mist, or micellar water, although this one isn't actually that important. Wash Your Hands Immediately After Taking The Mask Off © iStock Once you have returned home, or have taken the mask off finally, wash your hand thoroughly, using soap or a handwash. Just using a sanitiser will not work, so make sure you actually wash your hands thoroughly. If you have to dispose the mask off, or need to wash it, we suggest you dispose of the mask before washing your hands, or place the mask in the wash basket, before washing your hands. Wash Your Face After Taking The Mask Off © MensXP Now, use a good face wash to wash your face thoroughly. Not only should you wash the part of your face that was exposed to the elements, but the part that was hidden behind the mask too. Ensure that you wash your face for a full two minutes before rinsing off. While washing your face, try to get to that place where your nose meets your cheeks, the front of your throat and the area behind your ears as well. Use Warm Water To Wash Your Face © iStock Warm water helps soaps and facewashes work better, as the heat from the water, really works up the cleansing agents in the product. Also, warm water helps your pores to loosen up, thus allowing a deeper and more impactful cleansing. You can end the cleansing process with a splash of cold water, or water that is at room temperature. Use A Moisturiser That Suits You © iStock Once you're done washing your face, again moisturise your skin with one that suits you. Different skin types need different types of moisturisers, so make sure you don't use the wrong one. A moisturiser that is meant for oily skin, may slightly aggravate dry skin, so pick yours carefully. Change Your Mask Frequently, If You're Taking Care Of The Sick © iStock Finally, if you're a medical worker or are taking care of the sick, you need to change your mask often. First and foremost, only take your mask off when you are in a clean environment and have prepared yourself to do so. Secondly, wash your hands and face immediately, and moisturise them, before putting on a fresh mask. When you wear a mask for a long period of time, you are actually breathing out germs and not letting them escape as they should. When inhaling, you're breathing in those same germs back in. Therefore, it is imperative that you change your mask frequently. Indian medical professionals and caregivers are in dire need of personal protective equipment. Therefore the general public is urged not to hoard masks unnecessarily, especially given that we are under lockdown, and stay indoors for a major part of our day. Instead, what we can do is join The Time Of India in its new initiative, #MASKINDIA, wherein we have asked people to come up with ingenious ways to make masks using regular, household items so that our caregivers have ample masks to work with. Head over here, to do your part in this fight against COVID-19 and be a saviour in your own way. View the full article
  13. Right from film shoots to the new movies releases, everything came to a standstill amidst the coronavirus lockdown. Every activity has been halted in India, and it has been a while now since we have been quarantining. If it has affected us, it has also affected B-town celebrities who are also in self-isolation currently which means that even the paparazzi world has stopped taking pictures during the lockdown. With airports, gyms and studios being shut, the destinations for paparazzi pictures are all empty. In the midst of all this, we decided to do a throwback of our favourite celebrity pictures that are making us miss the paps big time. 1. Ranveer Singh in a purple coat © Viral Bhayani Ranveer Singh tops our list of paparazzi pictures and by now, we all know how he is all about being extra and over the top. Even the paps never miss a chance to take his pictures. From his bizarre outfits to shoes, his sartorial choices are unmatched. This one picture garnered a lot of attention with the purple overcoat that looked like a bubble wrap and shoes that were overly long. Can't wait for Ranveer and the paps to step out, honestly! 2. Asim Riaz spotted in oversized sneakers © Viral Bhayani Asim is a new face on the paparazzi block since his stint in Bigg Boss 13. He had already garnered all the attention on the show and is now also on the paparazzi's list of getting clicked every time he steps out. Before the lockdown was announced, Asim was photographed wearing a zany pair of sneakers that had an exaggerated sole. The pictures were so crisp that we went ahead and scoured the details of his outfit. Well done, paps! 3. Shahid Kapoor before the lockdown © Viral Bhayani Shahid Kapoor was busy shooting for his upcoming movie Jersey which has also come to a standstill due to the outbreak of the novel virus. His last airport stint was quite impressive where he was spotted motivating people to make use of masks and sanitisers. The airport arena used to be a major source for paps to click celebrities and even that has been suspended to control the spread of the virus. 4. Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra around the holi party © Viral Bhayani If the paps wouldn't have clicked pictures, we wouldn't have been able to give you any insider infp into what these celebrities are wearing. Having said that, spotting a watch on a celebrity is a task,but not when we have well-clicked images. Nick Jonas was last spotted while heading back to the US with Priyanka Chopra where we saw him sporting his Rolex which was worth Rs 29 Lakh. Would all this be possible without our paps? Not at all. 5. Saif Ali Khan movie promotions © Viral Bhayani Not just airport pictures, but we miss pictures of celebrities during promotions of their movies. This is from the time when Saif Ali Khan was promoting Jawaani Jaaneman. Besides his on-screen humour, this impeccable actor is also known for his fashion game and this ensemble is a perfect example to show you what we mean. Acing the baggy trend is not a cakewalk, but Saif can do it with panache. Don't you agree? 6. Arjun Kapoor sweating out wearing expensive pyjama © Viral Bhayani For a lot of people, the biggest setback of this lockdown is that there's no access to gyms as well. Hence, even celebrities are opting to work out at home, with the help of their instructors. These areas were also a hub for the paparazzi to spot celebrities post their workout sesh. Here's one from the time we spotted Arjun Kapoor post-workout, where he was seen wearing super expensive pyjamas. We have to admit, the gym pictures were quite entertaining for us! 7. Maniesh Paul running errands © Viral Bhayani If they have papped celebrities in their most fashionable avatar, there have been times when they have spotted in their natural element. Maniesh Paul is known for acing super relaxed silhouettes and overly chunky sneakers. Even though he is super candid in front of the camera and doesn't soak up all the attention, we actually miss scouring the sneakers he used to wear, courtesy paps clicking clear pictures. View the full article
  14. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai is hands down one of the best TV shows that exist and there's probably not a single person who hasn't watched the show and loved the hilariously dysfunctional family. With the country under lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, a lot of popular shows are coming back on air because everyone loves to feel a little bit nostalgic. After Ramayan and Mahabharat, now even Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Khichdi are making a comeback as well and honestly, that should be enough to keep everyone who can stay at home during this pandemic remain indoors. © hats off productions The best thing about the show was how every character was hilarious and how good the chemistry among the entire cast was. And, who wouldn't want to see Maya and Monisha fight once again with Indravadan aggravating them even more? And, how can we forget Maya's iconic insults, and Rosesh's poems that we can still quote to this day. The show is 16 years old and yet, people still talk about it all the time. Now, that's how you know you've made an incredible show. And since it first started airing almost two decades ago, the cast has changed a lot, so here's how everyone looks now. After all, it'll be a great throwback before we catch the episodes today. Ratna Pathak Shah - Maya Sarabhai © sarabhai The woman, the myth, the legend. While all Hindi daily soaps were filled with âsaas-bahuâ fights, Maya was not like every evil âsaasâ, in fact, I'm pretty sure she would call all of them middle class and downmarket. Satish Shah - Indravadan Sarabhai © sarabhai The man who caused almost every fight Maya and Monisha had, he was hilarious and his jibes at Maya and him annoying Rosesh to the point where he goes 'MOMMA' were one of the biggest highlights. Rupali Ganguly - Monisha Sarabhai © sarabhai The bargain queen! She has never paid full price for anything in her life and honestly, sp much respect. Moreover, whining 'Sahil' and 'daddyji' were just loved by everyone. Sumeet Raghavan - Sahil Sarabhai © sarabhai Probably the only normal person in the family but he still had his moments. And, it was just straight-up hilarious to see him get caught between his mom and his wife in every episode. Rajesh Kumar - Rosesh Sarabhai © sarabhai 'Momma ka purse jaise hospital ki pyaari koi nurse' - so many chills, Rupi Kaur, who? His poems were honestly way ahead of his times, there were so profound. I'm not kidding when I say I would buy an entire book of his eccentric poems, they're just that amazing. View the full article
  15. If you have seen John Cenaâs off-stage interviews and when he is not performing as a WWE superstar, you would know that the man leads his life based on the rules and principles that he had created for himself. Itâs his set of principles that got him to this point of stardom and success. His workout routine, his diet, his commitment to being in his best physique, no matter how busy his schedule maybe, everything seems to look like words engraved in stone. © Reuters However, it becomes unreasonable for Cena to expect such dedication and strictness from someone else who hasnât lived a similar life as the leader of âCenationâ himself and it becomes that much more difficult for that other person to live freely, when theyâre supposed to spend the rest of their life with him. Here are 5 bizarre rules that John Cena used to make Nikki Bella follow when they were in a relationship: 1. Dress To Dine Growing up, Cena did not have a lot to be thankful for but now that he could afford the finer things in life, he wanted to appreciate it completely. One of the main ways to do so was to dress formally when it was dinner time. Suits for men, gowns or dresses for the ladies and a formal dinner once every week. Cena did it and expected everyone in his house, even Nikki to do it. 2. Stretching For An Enormous Period of Time There may be a reason behind the longevity of John Cenaâs extremely successful career, his insanely long stretching sessions before starting with the cardio or hitting the weight room, sometimes even an hour. He expected similar dedication from Nikki. 3. No Sharing Of Assets John Cena made it certain that the two people in the relationship werenât going to share assets. Even though it may sound a bit too harsh at first, the reason why Cena did this was because he had a mother and a younger brother who needed special medical care and he wanted to be able to be there for them both in spirit and financially if things didnât work out. 4. Different Sets Of Dirty Clothes You know how we donât care about sweaty gym clothes as opposed to the everyday clothes that are dirty? Well, not for Cena. He maintains two separate laundry buckets for clothes that need to be washed and when Nikki Bella once returned from the gym, he gave her a proper lesson for the same. 5. A 75-Page Contract Even before Nikki was to move into la casa de Cena he made her sign a 75-page long contract. In an interview with the daily live broadcast show Today, Cena agreed to being wrong about this move as well: â I was very abrasive and stern and she had to sign this huge, crazy agreement to come in the front door.â View the full article
  16. A new leak which shows off a new design of the Galaxy Buds that resembles an actual bean, is more bizarre than any truly wireless earphones weâve seen so far. The recently launched Galaxy Buds+ already comes with upgrades that improved upon the first iteration, however, this new design that has surfaced on the internet looks quite... abnormal. © winFuture Leaked renders of the new Galaxy Buds show a smaller and perhaps an improved design as the Galaxy Buds+ largely used the same design with incremental upgrades. The leak of the new Galaxy Buds come from WinFuture who have an incredible track record of Samsung leaks. It shows a compact design that will apparently have a better fit and will be easier to use. The new buds seem to be designed for people who have small ears and ear canals, however, we can only be sure once we use it for ourselves. The bean-shaped earbuds apparently go by the model number SM-R180 and will have two smaller speaker units each. The earbuds will also have numerous microphones for better call quality but there is no information as to whether it will have any noise cancellation features. © winFuture Other specifications are also not known i.e. the battery size and the shape of the charging case. We also donât know whether it will sweat/water-resistant. Having said that, rumours suggest the wireless earphones will be compatible with a preferred digital voice assistant. Since these Galaxy Buds are not official yet and are still in its early development stage, we recommend taking these rumours with a pinch of salt. Samsung could change the design by the time it officially launches or scrap this design entirely if it doesnât work as intended. It is quite encouraging to see Samsung experiment with the design of wireless earphones and if these earbuds turn into reality, it sure would be interesting to see how it works. Source: WinFuture View the full article
  17. Itâs true that love finds its way, no matter what the situation is. While the world is quarantining away and our country is in a lockdown, for this âmadly in loveâ couple, social distancing could not create any distance. A guy from Mumbai and a girl from Delhi tied the knot in a virtual wedding with full family in tow (virtually). In a unique ceremony, according to TOI,a Mumbai-based 29 years old merchant navy officer, Preet Singh and Delhi girl Neet Kaur tied the knot virtually through a video calling app. © TOI Proving that love defies all odds, the loving duo, who had been in a year-long, long distance relationship, finally got married on April 4 through the video app. It was the day their big-fat-Indian wedding was initially scheduled. They had been planning their wedding for six months and didnât let COVID-19 get in the way of their official union. © mumbai mirror To make this special day the most memorable day in their lives, the bride and the groom dressed up for the occasion and their friends and family logged in from as far as Dubai, Australia and Canada to join the unconventional ceremony. After the ceremony was over, they even broke into a dance to celebrate the occasion and congratulatory speeches lasted for two hours. TOI quoted Preet as saying, âWe were heartbroken because we had been planning the wedding for six months. But every cloud has a silver lining and we found ours too.â Besides, their honeymoon to Sri Lanka might be postponed, but at least Preet and Neet will be virtually together as a married couple. Neet will move in with him when the lockdown ends. Isnât this an amazingly heart warming story? Instances like these prove that there is goodness in every situation; all you need to have is a perspective. Share with us your thoughts on this in the comments section below. View the full article
  18. While India remains obssessed with cricket, other sports including football continue to find its own feet in the country. Owing to the ever-improving Team India and popularity of Sunil Chhetri, football has struck a chord, especially with the country's youth. The promotion of I-League and Indian Super League (ISL) has not only brought football to the homes of Indian fans, but also allowed the sport to find a new fanbase. Though the salaries and prize money of ISL players still doesn't come close to the earnings and wages of cricketers plying their trade in country's cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL), the state of affairs for the beautiful game has improved considerably in this part of the world. © Twitter/@bengalurufc Just like Virat Kohli, Chhetri reigns supreme on the football scene in the nation. Owing to his unmatched skills on the field which saw him notching up multiple honours and enjoying an illustrious career, Chhetri has has not only become the face of Indian football, but also a befitting role model for the youth. For someone of his stature, Chhetri is arguably the best Indian footballer around which explains the big bucks he has earned through central contracts and ISL deals. But, at 35, old age is catching up with Chhetri. While his unbelievable fitness levels remains up to the mark, Chhetri's market value that once soared at the top has gone down considerably, currently estimated to be 375,000 euros (Rs 3,09,07,618.66), as per 'Transfer Markt'. Here's a look at top five ISL players who have a better market value than the Indian football captain: Andy Keogh © Twitter/@NEUtdFC Joining NorthEast United earlier this January, Andy Keogh was roped in as a replacement for injured Asamoah Gyan by the John Abraham co-owned ISL franchise. The Irishman is well known for his time in the A-League with Perth Glory where he scored 55 goals in 122 matches. With 30 international appearances under his belt, Keogh also represented Republic of Ireland. He began his career in England with clubs like Leeds United, Bury FC, and Scunthorpe United before making the switch to the then Championship side Wolverhampton Wonderers, achieving promtion with the Wolves in 2009. The 33-year-old arrived in India after scoring eight goals in 17 matches in Saudi Arabia's second-tier side Al-Qadsiah. While he may no longer seem to be the goal-scoring machine he once was in his career, netting just once in 7 matches for NorthEast, Keogh remains one of the highly-sought-after footballers in the ISL. With a market value estimated to be 650,000 euros (Rs 5,35,67,800), as per 'Transfer Markt', the Irishman shares the top spot in the list of ISL footballers with highest market value. Roy Krishna © Twitter/@ATKFC Arguably one the hottest properties in ISL, Roy Krishna set the tournament ablaze after joining Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) from Wellington Phoenix - a New Zealand football club that competes in Australia's A-League. Arriving at ATK last June, the Fiji football team captain was arguably one of the best strikers on show last season. The 32-year-old, captaining ATK, emerged as the joint-top goalscorer with 15 goals in 21 matches, alongside five assists and a hat-trick to his name last season. His ability to find the back of the net allowed Atletico to become the first club to win a record three ISL titles. For someone who was roped in on a year-long contract, Krishna proved to be an invaluable asset for ATK last season. Owing to his success in ISL and other league clubs, Krishna currently has a market value of a staggering 650,000 euros (Rs 5,35,67,800), as per 'Transfer Markt'. He shares the top spot, alongside Keogh, in the elite list of ISL players with the highest market value. Marcelinho © Twitter/@HydFCOfficial Born in Rio de Janeiro, Marcelinho started his senior professional career at the age of 18 with the reserves of Atletico Madrid, followed by a stint with Getafe CF B. But it was at Greek club Skoda Xanthi where he really became a key figure with more than 100 appearances. Owing to his success in Greece, Marcelinho was bought in to play for Delhi Dynamos in the 2016 ISL season. In his debut season, the Brazilian footballer repaid the faith of his employers with a sensational season, finishing as the league's top scorer and bagging the 'Golden Boot' honour. His success at Delhi saw Pune City stealing him away in 2017 on a contract that saw him providing his services over a course of two seasons (2017/18 and 2018/19). Marcelninho continued his journey in the ISL, this time with new entrants Hyderabad FC who secured his signatures for the 2019/20 season. While Hyderabad had a catastrophic debut season, finishing at the bottom of the table with just 10 points in 18 matches, it didn't really affect Marcelinho's impressive market value that is currently estimated to be 600,000 euros (Rs 4,94,61,600), as per 'Transfer Markt'. David Williams © Twitter/@ATKFC Born in Brisbane, Williams played youth football at the Queensland Academy of Sport before making his professional debut for Queensland Roar. Williams has also played in Europe for Danish Superliga (Denmark) club Brøndby and NB I (Hungary) club Haladas. But, it was time playing for several A-League clubs including the likes of Sydney FC and Melbourne City and Wellington Phoenix that really put on him on the world map. Arriving at Atletico de Kolkata last June alongside his former Wellington Phoenix teammate Roy Krishna, the Australian forward did his bit in his new club's 2019/20 title-winning campaign. His most notable contribution came in the second leg of the semifinals against Bengaluru FC where he scored a brace to help ATK script a spectacular turnaround and storm into the last season's final with a 3-2 aggregate win. The 32-year-old scored five goals and recorded four assists for ATK, but Williams' market value, thanks to his title-winning season, saw his market value rising to a whopping 600,000 euros (Rs 4,94,61,600), as per 'Transfer Markt'. Bartholomew Ogbeche © Twitter/@KeralaBlasters Born in Nigeria, Bartholomew Ogbeche moved to France to join the youth teams of Paris Saint-Germain at the age of 15. While the move was undeniably a golden opportunity to establish himself, Ogbeche's consistent run-ins with injuries kept the playing field at bay. Following inconsistent game time over a course of three seasons in Paris, the Nigerian had brief spells at SC Bastia and FC Metz before leaving France to join Al-Jazira in the Middle East. In August 2018, Ogbeche joined NorthEast United and scored on his debut against FC Goa. Few days later, he scored a hat-trick in a mere 10 minutes during the clash against Chennaiyin FC. Showcasing his goal-scoring prowess, Ogbeche finished his debut ISL season with 12 goals for NorthEast. Taking note of his exploits, Kerala Blasters secured his services and reunited him with his former NorthEast coach Elco Schattorie for the 2019/20 season. Handed the role of captaincy, the 35-year-old couldn't save Kerala from enduring a disastrous season, but that didn't stop him for scoring 15 goals in 16 matches, finishing as the joint-top scorer for the 2019/20 season. His success in the ISL has also allowed him to enjoy a handsome market value estimated to be 575,000 euros (Rs 4,73,61,600), as per 'Transfer Markt'. View the full article
  19. As the number of critical COVID-19 cases increases by the day, various hospitals and medical facilities are rapidly falling short of ventilators. Ventilators, for those of you who don't know, are equipment used to help patients breathe. Luckily, a lot of companies have stepped forward to help build ventilators. Tesla is one of the companies that has decided to repurpose its facility and resources to build ventilators for COVID-19 patients. Today, the company released a short video showing how its engineers have managed to build a ventilator prototype. It's a short 3-minute video in which the engineers are giving us a behind-the-scenes look at the prototype. It's worth pointing out that Tesla is using parts of its vehicles to build these ventilators. Obviously, not all of them, but a huge chunk of the prototype consists of parts used in Model 3. In this case, the engineers are using the Model 3 infotainment system to control an airflow manifold. Similarly, the car's suspension air tank is being used as an oxygen chamber, and Model 3's touch screen is being used as a controller. clearly, there's a lot going on here and honestly, it's quite fascinating. © YouTube/ Tesla We hope many more companies will step forward to help fight the coronavirus. It's been a couple of months since the outbreak and a lot of countries, including India, are still under lockdown. We hope to get out of this situation stronger. View the full article
  20. Google Maps is one of the most popular mobile apps out there used by billions of people and Google has been trying really hard to add more meaningful features to the app over time. On the same lines, Google has now added a really useful feature to the app for its users in India during the on-going Coronavirus lockdown. The folks over at Google are working closely with the central and the state government to show public food and night shelters. The feature is now available to use in India and it's available in English for now. Apparently, Google is working to enable the experience in Hindi as well soon. Public Food Shelters and Public Night Shelters can now be found on Google Maps, for 31 cities (more Shelters, Cities being added). Search on Google or Google Maps for "Food Shelter Near Me" or "Night Shelter Near Me" to find the closest shelter.#IndiaFightsCorona#9pm9minute pic.twitter.com/a9QFO2gyVo â MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) April 5, 2020 Users can look for these food and night shelters on Google Maps, Google Search and Google Assistant by simply searching for "food shelters in" or "night shelters in" followed by the name of the place. © Reuters Google understands that the users who probably need to search for these shelters may not have a smartphone and hence, it has enabled the feature for Jio Phone users as well through the available Google Assistant access. The results will show up across 30 cities for now, but we're sure more places are being added. We really hope this feature is being discovered by more users and it eventually reaches the people in need. These are tough times and it's really great to see all these companies putting their best step forward to help all of us fight this virus together. View the full article
  21. Basically, the entire world is under lockdown right now because of coronavirus and people are allowed to leave their homes for only essentials in most of the countries. While we all are probably risking our lives even when we go for a grocery run to our local store, a guy decided to actually go to a different country to buy his most essential supplies for the lockdown. Apparently a guy walked from France to Spain just to buy cigarettes, and I get it, a smoker would consider cigarettes an essential item, but going all the way to a different country for them? Now that seems excessive. © Pexels He not only risked coronavirus but also the safety regulations put in place due to the virus just to buy 'cheap cigarettes'. Too bad he had to be rescued from the Pyrenees and then got a fine of 135 euros, or about â¹11,000. I'm guessing that amount is much higher than whatever he was saving on Spanish cigarettes. Reportedly, he first set out on the journey in his car but since there was a checkpoint, he decided to continue on foot but he fell into a stream and brambles and got lost before contacting rescuers. Yes, it's pretty stupid but a lot of smokers on Twitter actually can understand. Anything for a smoke, right? More addictive than heroin? Also not good for fighting Corona. pic.twitter.com/RORWEikdnC â Aine (@amobeirne) April 5, 2020 Good one. All his plans went up in smoke â Pan (@Pan20745680) April 5, 2020 Hmm. I used to smoke. This seems reasonable. â Brendan I (@truthiness2010) April 5, 2020 I would watch it. A Netflix original series. https://t.co/u4nk5UTZje â Diego Parra (@DiegoJParra) April 5, 2020 Someone translate this please. Ah here. We're all mad for a rake of pints and a box of fags but this is taking the piss https://t.co/VaYL6bD2Xm â Eoin Madigan | Treaty City Translations (@TCLtranslations) April 5, 2020 It's hilarious. Thread By far the best new story of the day https://t.co/B7vo0SoKsm â LOUISE (@Swift__Girl) April 5, 2020 Worth it! A must read on how some people will do anything to get a cheap smoke!! https://t.co/DhFOTdKAF1 â Brigid Laffan (@BrigidLaffan) April 5, 2020 We definitely aren't. Sâweird to think sometimes that humans are supposed to be the most evolved. https://t.co/sPVWG1aZI9 â Mazzy K (@MazzyK) April 5, 2020 While some of you would probably think he is stupid, the smokers understand his plight. View the full article
  22. Literally, the only good thing right now amid the lockdown is how iconic 90s TV shows are gracing our screens again, and even now, after all these years, still have the same magical effect on us. After Ramayan and Mahabharat made a spectacular entry back into our lives, our favourite comedy shows Khichdi and Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai are also coming back on TV to entertain us while we are under this lockdown. Those who were ardent fans of these two iconic shows back then would agree that itâs still pretty relevant to this date. From showing middle-class antics to making us laugh with their relatable humour, these two shows have been considered a cult favourite. Well, who can forget brilliant characters like Rosesh, Monisha, Praful, and, of course, Hansa who just took the episodes to the next level? Producer JD Majethiaâs shows Khichdi and Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai continue to enjoy a very strong fan following even today, after a decade of being aired on television. Well, people are excited that they will be revisiting those old times and are happy that these two shows will lighten their mood amidst the current state of turbulence across the nation. This show is just too iconicð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£so happy to watch the episodes again on tv𤩠#SarabhaiVsSarabhai https://t.co/QWyT9yWRkF â Shreya (@shreya_080) April 6, 2020What according to you are the TV serials worth binge-watching on streaming sites (and why). Will be featuring best ones in an article. â Asjad Nazir (@asjadnazir) April 6, 2020 Thank you so much #starbharat #StarPlus for #SarabhaiVsSarabhai and #khichdi Sarabhai vs Sarabhai and Khichdi back on Star Bharat amid Covid-19 lockdown pic.twitter.com/wG12UIacLu â Stuti Pandya (@fairystuti) April 6, 2020 Nostalgia #SarabhaiVsSarabhai https://t.co/5zSBwHf13t â Anju (@ShreNal_11_11) April 6, 2020 Happiness is watching this show againð¤©ð¤©ð¤© My childhood is back𤩠My fav show back then𤩠I'll never get bored watching it again and again𤩠#SarabhaiVsSarabhai pic.twitter.com/5r4a2CsGb8 â Shraddha (@Shraddha_W9) April 6, 2020 Pehle #SarabhaiVsSarabhai uske baad #Khichdi Ek hi to dil hai, kitni baar jitoge pic.twitter.com/yxx6QgJfII â MANtastic Mulga (@PraTickTackToe) April 6, 2020 Hansa bhabhi remote se gas on kar rahi thi!!! ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£#Khichdi â Aayushi (@30Aayushi) April 6, 2020 #Khichdi also back on Tv. Golden days are back.!!ð¤©@StarBharat pic.twitter.com/jOOoMDnzCu â VahiFriendzoneHoneWalaLadka (@VinamraSinha18) April 6, 2020 Sarabhai Cs Sarabhai will be aired at 10 am followed by Khichdi at 11 am. In a statement, JD said, âThe Parekhs and Sarabhais are back on Star Bharat! Be a part of the crazy lives of Babuji, Praful, Hansa, Jayshree, Himanshu, Maya, Monisha, Indu, Sahil and Rosesh who will bring the house down with their crazy antics. Like literally! These iconic shows will have you in splits and evoke both laughter and nostalgia in your quarantine days. So, what are you waiting for, feel free to share this news with your family and friends nahi toh âKisi ko pata nahi chalega Bapu!ââ So damn happy this is happening right now. What other shows would you like to see make a comeback from the good old days? View the full article
  23. As concerns about COVID-19 grow, the demand for hand sanitisers has skyrocketed across the globe. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), although it is more than a mere fix, diligent use of hand sanitizer along with practicing social distancing is the best possible way to keep the virus away. Not to forget, maintaining personal hygiene is important to avoid the risk of getting infected and spreading it to others. While we all might know the basics before buying a hand sanitizer, it gets difficult to keep a tab on facts and separate them from fiction in the day of forwards on WhatsApp University and much to parse through online. So let's delve into some of the lingering questions about hand sanitiser that might be on your mind. Why 60% and not 100% alcohol concentration? We know alcohol is effective in killing microbes, including bacteria and viruses, but hand sanitisers with at least 60% alcohol content are considered more useful. However, using undiluted alcohol is not advisable as that would dry out the skin or cause irritation. This is why most hand sanitisers use Isopropyl Alcohol so that we are able to sanitise our hands as frequently as needed without any dryness or irritation. © istock Are homemade hand sanitisers a bad idea? There are many DIY hand sanitiser ideas online, including some that use vodka or other hard liquor. But, the ethanol concentration in such alcohol is typically 30 to 45 percent which is not high enough to kill microbes. Also, pure alcohol evaporates too quickly to efficiently kill bacteria or viruses on our hands, especially when the air is less humid. While rubbing alcohol on cuts and scrapes could be useful, a homemade hand sanitiser is not a wise idea. © istock Is a quick thrust of hand sanitiser enough? Hand sanitizers are only effective if used in a proper way. Just like with soap and water, hand sanitisers won't work unless it's used in the right amount and with proper technique. While using hand sanitizer, make sure it's covering the hands entirely, including between your fingers. Don't rub in the sanitizer too quickly. Stop only when it is completely absorbed. © istock __ECOMLOOKS__360__ Do expiry dates really matter? YES! Just like everything else, every hand sanitiser has an expiry date too. As alcohol is volatile, with time it will slowly evaporate, making the sanitiser lose its ability to kill bacteria and viruses. Although the scarcity of hand sanitisers might make us overlook this factor, it is necessary to make sure that we're not using an expired one. Get this hygiene kit with a foam hand sanitiser. Grab the kit before it's sold out… __ECOMPRODUCT__292__ Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention View the full article
  24. After ruling the box office for years, Shah Rukh Khan's net worth has been increasing every year, which is why it is not surprising that in 2020, Shah Rukh Khan has one of the highest net worth figures in the country. In such a scenario, with an annual income of Rs 256 crore, SRK's net worth can easily give any contemporary actor out there a tough competition. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter But before we get right into it, it's important to understand what consists of net worth. Net worth is the value of all assets, minus the total of all liabilities. Put another way, net worth is what is owned minus what is owed. This net worth calculator helps determine your net worth. It also estimates how net worth could grow or decline over the next 10 years. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter Shah Rukh Khanâs net worth has reportedly been estimated to be 600 million Dollars. This comes down to approximately Rs 4,575.9 crore. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter The assets aside from his annual income include the likes of luxury cars like BMW 6 series (convertible), Audi A6, BMW 7 series, BMW i8, Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, Mitsubishi Pajero SFX, Bentley Continental GT, and Harley Davidson Dyna Street Bob Toyota Land Cruiser Prado from his collection. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter Among properties, it is noteworthy to mention an estate called Villa K-93 in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai which is priced at Rs 17 crore. He also possesses a place in Park Lane, London which approximately costs big Rs 167 crore. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter Among other assets, fans also buy him things, this includes land on the Moon certified from the Lunar Republic Society. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter We all know SRK's stake in the IPL. He owns a strong and winning IPL team with a stake of 55% adding Rs 575 crore to his bag. The team as you must know is the all-time winners, Kolkata Knight Riders, also known for its initials as KKR! © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter Besides, he runs a production house under the name of Red Chillies which also consists of two huge components - production and VFX. The annual turnover of the same is around Rs 500 crore. Another venture is Kidzania, designed for children aged 4-14. The program blends learning and reality with entertainment. It is a four-hour experience where the kids can independently pick several activities and test their potential in a vast number of professions. © Shah Rukh Khan FC Official/ Twitter Besides that, having brand ambassador deals with Airtel, Pepsi, Hyundai, Sprite, Videocon are also noteworthy income sources. Clearly, he is King Khan for a reason and has no comparison. View the full article
  25. Nowadays every Bollywood song that you hear these days either have crappy lyrics or is a ruined remake of the original old songs. It feels like the music industry has given up on original content completely and almost all the songs that you like now are basically sub-standard, low version remixes that make you want to cry alone. Nonetheless, it also makes you want to listen to the original songs more and more. © Showman Pictures Not only this, at times I just feel that the lyricists arenât creative anymore to write better ones and hence, they have no other option but to return to old songs and make something bad out of it. Joining the bandwagon of many songs that now have bad remixes, the pigeon song âMasakaliâ from the film Delhi 6 is next in line. Now, some of us still like listening to this song occasionally and we donât really need anyone to ruin it! Is nothing sacrilegious here? © Showman Pictures The song is 11 years old and still feels fresh and young when one listens to it. Also, how can we forget how cute Sonam Kapoor looked with the white pigeon on her shoulder while she danced freely to the song! Also, why make a remake when people already still listen to the song? Thodi creativity laao, Bhai! However, the 2.0 version will be starring Sidharth Malhotra and Tara Sutaria and has been recreated by Tanishk Bagchi and has been produced by Bhushan Kumar. © Emmay Entertainment Now, fans are worried and so are we that another good song is about to get destroyed. So, hereâs what the people on the internet have to say about this! True. Bhushan K will murder all the iconic old songs.. just the way he did with humma humma.. â Anila ï¸ (@simplyanila) April 6, 2020Screaming the sameâ¦. I canât see masakali get ruined by some lazy rehashing and bland making.. pic.twitter.com/pzWQZiXPj3 â Anila ï¸ (@simplyanila) April 6, 2020 Donât do this⦠Yuckkkkkkkkk.... They're spoiling masakali now? Odacha furniture podhum pic.twitter.com/gnhwxHIV5J â Satish (@Satishisk) April 6, 2020 We call it âzero creativityâ! Gone ! Music in Bollywood is gone to the drains â Anai Komagan (AK) (@AnaiKomagan) April 6, 2020 Ouch. They donât have anything better to do professionally â Tanay (@Tanay1587) April 6, 2020 AR Rahman is known for the uniqueness and originality of his songs and Hollywood often takes inspiration from them. Why change that? © Showman Pictures According to Indiatimes, earlier, AR Rahman agreed that he finds remakes of songs disastrous and annoying. He also said that the only remake that he liked of his song was âHumma Hummaâ. However, we are sure most of us will still listen to the original song over the new one and we hope they donât disappoint the pigeons by completely ruining the song! We really want to report this crime. View the full article
×
×
  • Create New...