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Abhinav Bindra Helps Refugee Athletes Qualify For Olympics & Here�s Why We Must Laud Him

Abhinav Bindra was the man who immortalised his name in the history books of sports in India when he became the first solo athlete to win an Olympic gold medal for his country. He won the Menâs 10m Air Rifle event in 2008 in Beijing. Since then, Bindra has decided to invest a major portion of the rest of his life towards the betterment of the scenario of sports in this country, focusing majorly on professional shooting. He has not only started his own targeting performance centre but has also joined a Bengaluru based sports foundation as an advisor with the hopes of producing more and more remarkable Olympians just like himself. © Reuters In his latest pursuit, Bindra has decided to take up the âTaking Refugeeâ project alongside Italian Olympian Niccolo Campriani with the objective of helping refugee athletes make it to the Refugee Olympic team for the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020. Why should we care about this? Well, in October 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to combat the global displacement of over 68 million people due to terrorism, wars and civil wars, human rights violations, climate and environmental issues and economic failures, causing these refugees to lose their identity as a part of a nation and developing the feeling of alienation for obvious reasons. One of the ways to fight such issues, as introduced by the UNGA, was to form a Refugee Olympic Team. Within ten months of announcing this, a squad of 10 athletes from came from countries like Ethiopia, South Sudan, Syria and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to form a common team and compete just like the rest of the 11,000 athletes in Brazil in 2016.  Refugee Olympic Team.

Reunited.#OlympismInAction pic.twitter.com/5BSZgZPEQS â UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (@Refugees) October 5, 2018 This was one of the bigger steps of promoting hope and the feeling of belongingness to those who lost their home, family, and livelihood for no fault of theirs. It was a means to unite the world and redetermine the strength that the human spirit possesses. And this is where our icon, Bindra steps in. Shortlisted by Campaniari as the hopefuls for the Refugee Olympic Team, two athletes namely Khaoula and Mahdi were brought to Bengaluru and are to be trained as apex shooters under the wings of the Gold medallist. For his selfless effort to give back to the society at a global scale, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach showed his gratitude towards Bindra in a heartfelt letter:  Honoured by the kind words put across by the @Olympics President for #TakingRefuge ,a project very close to my heart.The @abfoundationind is proud & privileged to work with the great @campriani to help Khaoula & Mahdi dream bigger &become Role models for others across the world! pic.twitter.com/5HEoDjV6Dk â Abhinav Bindra OLY (@Abhinav_Bindra) February 16, 2020 "Thank you for your letter which I read with great interest informing me of the progress of the project 'Taking Refugee'. Rest assured I am extremely pleased with the impressively rapid progress of the athletes and also by the measures taken at the governance level for an increased accountability and transparency of the initiative," Bach wrote. "Not only this project is commendable, it is also entirely aligned with the objectives of the IOC which supports youth refugee athletes," he said in the letter addressed to Bindra and Campriani. "As true Olympians and through your selfless action, you have demonstrated your greatness beyond the field of play. You can be proud of yourselves." Essentially, that is the power of sports. It not only teaches you discipline and the importance of aspects like health and fitness, but also helps the world come together and become a part of a common society, which is striving to build better lives for those who are in dire need of assistance. For Bindra to take this step forward is a great moment of pride for the entire nation. 

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Ranveer Wore A 'Golden Tin Foil' Outfit That Reminds Us Of A 'Mithai Ka Dabba' From A Wedding

Ranveer Singh's stylist Nitasha Gaurav once said in an interview that the actor refuses to keep it conventional when it comes to styling his outfits. He makes sure that he's wearing something bizarre and out of ordinary. Now, here's the thing. The inspiration comes from everything around him is what makes his outfits, even more interesting. The fact that you'll never see him in something regular like his fellow Bollywood actors, has become his signature.  Case in point: pulling off an outfit inspired by Arthur Fleck in Joker or even Queen. For a recent outfit, Ranveer dressed in an outfit of what seemed like golden tin foil used to wrap sweet boxes.  Take a look here: © Twitter For 65th Amazon Filmfare Awards 2020, while everyone was dressed in formals, Ranveer chose to wear a head to toe Louis Vuitton outfit that consisted of a gender-fluid golden blazer and loose breezy pants along with a black hat to complete the look.
The whole vibe of the outfit was very different from what we've seen before. It looked like the actor was aiming to dress up as a character as one would do in a Halloween party. The outfit also looks like a sweet box that people get as return gifts from a wedding, quite literally! © Twitter But, this is not the first time  Ranveer has donned something out of the box. He's also previously worn the famous Joker suit.  In fact, he's set the tone when it comes to maximalist fashion and has made these trends acceptable.

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'Hoovering' Is A New Toxic Relationship Trait & Here's How One Can Be A Victim Of It

Every relationship stands the test of time and resilience and if the relationship falls apart, there is nothing much anyone can do. Yes, you can try and make things work but if they don't work out, then itâs best to part ways as amicably as possible. Well, in most cases this is the best narrative possible. However sometimes, if you're in a relationship with a narcissist and you fortunately recognise their toxic traits and break up with them eventually, they suck you back into their lives, for that mere sense of validation, attention and anything else that can feed their empty and shallow hearts, and that my friend is known as 'hoovering'. © Thinkstock Narcissists create a stringent and manipulative environment in a relationship. They gaslight till you subconsciously become a giver in every sense and after taking what they truly need, they get used to emotionally abusing their significant other, to derive what they desire the most. If the other person in the relationship recognises this trait well enough, they in all accountability try and break away. More often than not, the narcissist lets them do so and gives them time till things pacify. When a considerable amount of time passes by, you probably receive an engaging text from them about how they miss you and how you can fill the void, and that's where, you go back to them like a bad penny, being hoovered into their relentless trap again.
Your partner contacting you out of the blue, while pretending nothing bad has happened in the past, is a big sign of hoovering. It's different if your ex isn't an established narcissist. Then he or she genuinely wants to make the relationship work. But a narcissist twists conversations by saying things you've been wanting to hear like, how they miss you and how your heart still belongs to them, knowing pretty well how to emotionally manipulate you, so you give in completely.  Once you're in the same trap again, they ambush you with emotional jargon and slowly take you towards where you were already stuck before! © Fox Star Studios So, to recognise classic signs of being hoovered by someone who is toxic for you and the relationship, you have to take into account why you two were not together in the first place. Although hoovering does have classic signs, each relationship is different and the level of hoovering can be quite subjective. 
Here are some traits for you to figure out if you're being hoovered back into a toxic relationship or not, the one you courageously got out of in the first place! (1) Re-establishing Communication That's the first step to recognise your toxic ex is trying to hoover his or her way back into the equation. They will pretend like they're still in a relationship with you and talk like old times, just to win you back into their lives. It's a classic trait to re-establish any contact and you have to recognise it as soon as it starts happening. (2) Declaring Their Love      It could be a little strange to hear an ex declare their love for you if they've had trouble doing that in the past, when you both were together. They're only doing so right now to reel you back into their lives but slowly, they will go back to their old ways. They will say and do things you've always wanted them to do because they know exactly what you desire or desired from your equation with them. (3) Being Overly Apologetic If they've never apologised for the way they've treated you, be wary of their apology when they're trying to make their way back into your life. They'll show repentance and will be overly apologetic just so you melt with all their self-pitied stories and give them another chance. © Eros International (4) Being Indirectly Manipulative If you don't respond, they'll manipulate you till you do. They'll use your family and friends to get back to you. For instance, he or she might contact a close friend and try and sell their sob story to them, in the hope that the friend will convey their message to you. If this happens, make sure you tell your friend to not pay heed to anything your ex says to them. They'll use all necessary manipulative tactics to get you back in the same space you were once before. It's on you to recognise these tactics and stay away consciously. (5) They'll Use The Guilt Tactic Narcissists are excellent manipulators and use guilt as the biggest tool at their disposal. If they're trying to hoover you back into a relationship with them, they will always use tools to guilt you. For instance, they'll talk about how they're vulnerable and need help or a friend to talk to or someone to fill the emptiness in their heart or even point out how their life has been meaningless since you left them. Their sob story is infamous for getting what they want and they'll definitely use that for you, so you're guilted into believing they've actually mended their ways and truly need a friend. Stay strong and don't get swayed by their manipulative tactics. © Luv Ranjan It's an established fact that once a narcissist, always a  narcissist. It's difficult to change a narcissist or point out their flaws for them to openly accept them. Their ego will never allow them to change for the better and they will always feed on people's emotions like energy vampires, till they're satisfied. 

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This Iraqi Weatherman's Reaction To People Throwing Snow At Him On Live TV Wins Hearts Online

A reporterâs job might seem easy but believe us, it isnât. From dealing with hostile weather conditions to being spontaneous on live television and tackling unruly public, the challenges never cease to end.  A video has recently surfaced on the internet, in which an Iraqi weatherman is reporting in hostile weather conditions undeterred by the unruly passersby.   © Twitter Safan Al Madany Despite the continuous snowball attacks on him by the passersby, the viral video showcases him continuing with his live reporting completely undisturbed. This reaction of the weatherman has now won hearts online. 
Check out the video here- BOMBARDED: TV weatherman falls victim to a snowball attack while reporting on wintry weather in Iraq. https://t.co/OGfKf8igd0 pic.twitter.com/bkKqNjU1V6 â ABC News (@ABC) February 15, 2020The video was recorded near Sulaymaniyah and was shared by ABC News on Twitter along with a caption that read, âBOMBARDED: TV weatherman falls victim to a snowball attack while reporting on wintry weather in Iraq.â
Everyone from kids to grown ups kept on throwing snowballs at the reporter as he was reporting live and only stopped once he completed the segment. The people on the internet are loving the video and hereâs what they have to say- Indeed. Itâs good to see Iraqis having fun again. â â Jim Dandie â ï¸ (@realjimdandie) February 15, 2020True.
Considering what we were seeing 15 years ago, throwing snowballs is a sign of major improvement. â Jeff Schmitt (@jefflschmitt) February 15, 2020We agree.
This is the best thing Iâve seen all day! â John Alexander (@JAlexander0002) February 15, 2020Hahahhaha..
I never heard of snow in Iraq. He is handling it well, given being hit with snow lol. â RayneDropsFallingOnMyHead (@Raynedrops999) February 15, 2020Hainah?
People can be so disrespectful. â Kindness rocks (@Kindnessrocks5) February 15, 2020This one is really funny.
Dude, you gotta fight back! Multi task! â Lee Wojeczonak (@wojeczonak) February 15, 2020Oh..ho!
Poor guy𤣠â messier31 (@messier31) February 15, 2020Thatâs very difficult.
Not losing his cool â KTT (@kinzangKTT24) February 15, 2020In over a hundred years, Baghdad has witnessed snowfall only twice, once this year and earlier in 2008.

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What We Know About Arushi Sharma Who Is Winning Hearts As Leena In 'Love Aajkal'

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!
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Kartik Aaryan's Unstructured Suit With Sneakers Is So Basic That It�s Actually Kinda Cool

If there's one thing that we've learnt from Kartik Aaryan, it is that he knows how to amplify any basic outfit and turn it around 180 degrees. Whether it's a baggy sweater or double-breasted suit, he never fails to inspire us with his great style wardrobe. © Viral Bhayani The resurgence of oversized silhouettes went really big and the exaggerated nonchalance it has, is truly the key to ace the street style aesthetics. Coming to Kartik's outfit, he is seen wearing a loose, lilac blazer layered over a satin grey shirt and pants. The unlikely shade of this overall ensemble is what makes for an outstanding choice. While it may not be as elegant and sharp as a tuxedo, the boxy silhouette is kinda cool to make a statement.

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China Witnessed �Five Suns� In The Sky Simultaneously & We Are Awestruck

Witnessing a sunrise or a sunset is one of the best experiences a person can have and the residents of China were greeted with a spectacular view on Sunday morning.  The epic view had left people awestruck as people in China got a chance to witness not one but âfive sunsâ in the sky.  No, we arenât kidding! © Unsplash Residents of Mongolia in China witnessed a phenomenal view recently that enabled them to witness five shining suns apparently hanging above the horizon of a province in Inner Mongolia.
The video, which is now making the rounds on the internet, was posted by a Chinese media portal on Twitter with a caption that read, âWhat a spectacular wonder! Five suns are seen shining in the sky in N. Chinaâs Inner Mongolia.â Check out the full post here: What a spectacular wonder! Five suns are seen shining in the sky in N China's Inner Mongolia pic.twitter.com/uvYydtCtYJ â People's Daily, China (@PDChina) February 14, 2020However, there is a scientific explanation to this which states it as an elaborate optical illusion that requires temperatures of -20 degrees. Isnât that amazing?
This phenomenon is also known as Sundog or Parhelion, and it usually appears when ice crystals create high clouds and produce reflected sunlight that leads to the appearance of mock suns in the sky. According to NASA, âSun dogs are like a new type of ice halos and formed by plate-shaped ice crystals drift down from the sky â like leaves fluttering from trees.â Hereâs what people on the internet have to say about the beautiful view- Thatâs true.
Will be very cold, soon. â Ts.Bat-Erdene.mnð²ð³ (@tsbat_IT) February 15, 2020Indeed.
SubhanAllah â Takkari Saddam H Langau (@LangauTakkari) February 15, 2020On point.
We call the "Sun-Dogs" here in Canada..
There are even "Moon-Dogs", as well.. â Bill Stewart (@bill_bookersbay) February 15, 2020Thatâs a lot of confusion..
I didn't know the sun can be counted. â Ical Genji (@GenjiIcal) February 15, 2020No, yaar.
Is this because of all the pollution? â english (@global79619367) February 14, 2020Kuch bhiâ¦
Hope itâs not a bad omen .... â Madame Gee (@syrren1) February 14, 2020Oh ho!
How to divert from the current bad situation in China â John Smith - Pierre-Jean Jacques (@JohnKawasaki3) February 14, 2020Sun dogs can be seen during any time of the year but they are usually most visible when the sun is on a lower horizon which is during these months- January, April, August, and October.
© Unsplash It usually can be seen in the presence of ice crystals in the atmosphere and at places where there are cirrus clouds.

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Saif Ali Khan Stepped Out In Zippy & Strange Boxers That Beat His Breezy Espadrilles

Saif Ali Khan's personal style is so relatable that everyone seems to adore his rather fuss-free wardrobe that has tons of things to take inspiration from. What we've noticed in recent times is the fact that Saif Ali Khan loves off-duty looks more than his work looks. In fact, his casual looks also seemingly look like more thought has been put in them. And in general, they're far more exciting. Case in point, the time Saif Ali Khan paired bright red espadrilles with a casual outfit. In fact, he's a fan of espadrilles in general, and you'll find that most of his casual looks are accessorised with this type of shoe. In addition to that, recently he wore a Sunday-brunch appropriate outfit which was again accessorised with espadrilles.  Take a look here: © Viral Bhayani While weekdays are for crisp pants and shirts, weekends are designated for more laidback and relaxed looks. For these two days especially, you can pull out the pair of shorts that you've always wanted to wear but never had enough reason to. Take a cue from this 49-year-old actor, who makes sure that his off-days outfits look nothing like the regular workwear outfits. 
For these days especially, he saves quirky patterned shorts or shorts in vibrant colours. The thing about these unusual and rarely spotted silhouettes is the fact that they bring out a whole new personality of yours upon wearing it. © Viral Bhayani Saif stepped out with Taimur and Kareen Kapoor Khan in the most vibrant shorts we've seen in a while. These shorts were in a vibrant green hue. The actor looked like he was stepping out for a Sunday brunch, and honestly, or even grocery shopping for that matter.
Last year, was great for Saif as his Netflix original Sacred Games' second season came out. This was followed by his film Laal Kaptaan, wherein he played the role of a Naga Sadhu.  This year too the actor has hit films in his kitty like Tanhaji and Jawani Jaaneman  and clearly, Saif is not only experimenting with his on-screen roles but also with his casual Sunday outfits.
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India's Bhawna Jat Qualifies For Tokyo Olympics 2020 In 20Km Race Walk & We Are Really Proud

Sports in India have become more inclusive, especially for women and we have Bhawna Jat proving that right to all of us. In an overwhelming moment, this Rajasthan-born, has earned a place for herself in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, in the 20km race walk and we are really very proud.  © AFIIndia Race walking, is a long-distance discipline within the sports of athletics, where the foot has to be in contact with the ground at all times while walking. It's different from a regular race and has many participants, like Bhawna who has qualified from India for it.
Bhawna has set a new national record and is now all set to book her ticket to Tokyo where the Olympics will take place in July this year. The 24-year-old athlete, clocked a record time of 1 hour, 29 minutes and 54 seconds, as she won the seventh National Race Walk championships. She beat the Olympic qualification mark of 1:31:00, quite easily. âMy target was 1:28 to 1:29, really put a lot of hard work in training over the last three months" she was quoted as saying by the Athletics Federation of India, after which she thanked her parents and the Indian Railways, where she is currently employed. Big result in Women's 20km, Bhawna Jat of #Rajasthan clocks 1:29.54 (Olympic Qualification time- 1:31.00)

7th National #RaceWalk Championships 2020 #Ranchi

Priyanka Goswami narrowly miss Oly Q as she clocked 1:31.36@BhutaniRahul @g_rajaraman pic.twitter.com/ChtUexgIuw â Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) February 15, 2020Bhawana Jat's previous best in the same category was 1:38:30, set in October last year and an improvement of nine minutes is quite a big deal. It is an extremely impressive feat as she will partake in the Olympics 2020 now. Bhawna will be following up on her sensational performance at the Nationals at the Asian Race Walking Championship next month.
© PTI Bhwana trains in Jaipur, on her own, with the help of her coach Gurmukh Sihag, and has never taken part in any International tournament, in junior or senior level. She also has never been in a national camp under the Athletics Federation of India (AFI). But to see such a spirited athlete who has fought her way to one of the most prestigious global sporting events, is an inspiration for many women athletes in the country, who strive everyday to do their best in whatever field they're excelling in.
© PTI âItâs a dream come true. I was doing in the range of 1:27:00s during training and so I knew that if the conditions are all right I would be able to breach this Olympic qualifying mark of 1:31:00s,â Bhawna recently told PTI in an interview.
âIt was pure hard work in the last few months with my coach that I am being able to come up with this kind of performance,â she added. Currently Bhawna is employed as a train ticket examiner with the Indian Railways but come July, her world will surely turn around once she represents India in race walking in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.
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LFW 2020: Aditya Roy Kapur Gave Us Major Style Inspiration With His Monochrome Desi Ensemble

When it comes to turning heads with casual ensembles, Aditya Roy Kapur hardly makes a wrong move. His sartorial choices are simple and effortless which make it easier for us to take notes from his zany style. But, recently, instead of going the mainstream way, we saw Kapur making an avant-garde statement, as he walked down the ramp for Chola, at Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020. © Viral Bhayani The brand recently came together with Reebok to create high impact and add more oomph factor to the street style aesthetics of the ensembles. With Chola's silhouettes and Reebok's transformative Zig Kinetica, the overall show was minimal and had a hint of mystery to it with its colour palette.
© Viral Bhayani Chola's recent collection included extraordinary silhouettes with Ninja theme. It's reflective of the brand's aesthetics which speaks about easy and contemporary fashion. Moreover, the styles showed the subtlety of tribal prints which stays true to the label's signature style. That's not it. To bring in more drama to these ensembles, the collaboration with Reebok's Zig Kinetica raised the style stakes even higher.
© Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Chola as a label has, time and again, spoken out loud about gender-neutral fashion, featuring deconstructed tailoring, versatile jacket styles and oversized silhouettes and has proved that there's no inherence of gender when it comes to clothing.
Even for the recent collection, we saw flowy silhouettes further revolutionised with baggy drop-crotch pants and right sort of layering. All the garbs were experientially amplified with Reebok's shoes. © Viral Bhayani Coming to collaboration, the ZigTech technology of this collection was originally introduced back in 2010 with innovative and disruptive design. The recent styles are high on functionality and can seamlessly transition into all sorts of wardrobe which makes it a worthy choice. The overall aesthetics of this edit blended well with Chola's immaculately made contemporary designs.
© Viral Bhayani As far as Aditya's ensemble goes, this monochrome, desi look steered clear of normcore fashion. The black shirt teamed with baggy drop-crotch pants, featuring a loose belt is a true masterpiece due to its modern structure and light fabric. What's more, the shoes with vibrant orange outsole rounded off this ensemble with total suaveness.
All in all, this is perhaps the zaniest way to rock an all-black ensemble. Keep up the game, Aditya!
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This Bengali Man Could Be JK Rowling's Protagonist In Next Book & We Bet Desi Readers Can�t Wait

More often than not, your life changes when you're least expecting it. No, I'm not trying to go all emo here, but just talk about a guy who recently received a life-changing phone call. Netraprasad Sharma is a tour guide and a class tenth drop out from Pampu Basti in West Bengalâs Buxa Tiger Reserve Forest. Oh, and now, he's also possibly the main character in an upcoming novel by JK Rowling. This is the kind of representation we've all been waiting for!
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5 Incredible Guitar Solos That Prove We've Lost A Legend In �Parikrama� Guitarist Sonam Sherpa

Itâs a dark day for several rock fans across the country today. Legendary band Parikrama mourned the loss of their founder-lead guitarist Sonam Sherpa, who succumbed to cardiac arrest at the age of 48 yesterday, leaving behind three decades of insane riffs, memorable solos and fantastic collaborations that have stood the test of time.
View this post on InstagramWith a very heavy heart, we regret to inform the sudden demise of our backbone, Mr. Sonam Sherpa. Itâs very very tough to lose a band mate, a brother and a mentor. Thank you all for all your messages and tributes to Sonam. He sure will have a âGreat Gig in The skyâ. Farewell dear friend.A post shared by (@parikramaindia) Among the first to speak on Sonamâs death was actor-singer Farhan Akhtar, who had collaborated with the band back in 2008. 
View this post on InstagramIn 2008, post Rock On!!, I was part of a 4 city tour with the amazing #Parikrama and I can never forget or adequately say how thankful I am for the love and warmth that #SonamSherpa extended to this first timer on stage.. he was a gifted guitarist, a supremely cool guy and a true rock star. RIP brother. Deepest condolences to his family. On stage and off it. @subirmalik666 Image @chiragwakaskarA post shared by (@faroutakhtar) Sherpa was born in the hillside, West Bengal town of Kalimpong back in 1971. After making it to New Delhi, the guitarist formed the band in 1991 with Nitin Malik on vocals, Saurabh Choudhary on rhythm guitar, Subir Malik on synths and Gaurav Balani on bass.
The group went on to blow peopleâs minds especially through the 90âs as one of the greatest acts in Indian rock history - choosing to keep their music free and not pursuing any copyright violations. They were also notorious for steering clear of making studio albums - prefering to keep things live and right next to their listeners, something quite uncommon today.
Composer Ehsaan Noorani also pitched in his condolences on Twitter.
Eternal rocker awesome guitarist and a lovely guy #SonamSherpa has gone into the light ... will remember the jams and the hang outs @parikrama pic.twitter.com/7hU2a8Avv1 â Ehsaan Noorani (@EhsaanNoorani) February 14, 2020 Sherpa is one of the reasons why India has a thriving rock scene today - if youâve ever picked up a guitar or been at a gig, chances are that his influence as a musician led to new horizons in what was once a minute, underground scene. Even more important was his intimidating, absolutely badass fretwork through thousands of live performances - a stark contrast to the gentle personality friends and family remember him for.
What better way to send off a lead guitarist, than to pick out some of his greatest-ever solos to listen to? If youâre new to the band, hereâs five of Sherpaâs best to add to your playlist. 
Vapourise But It Rained In The Middle Am I Dreaming Tears Of The Wizard Rest in Peace, Mr. Sherpa - perhaps he's finally part of that Great Gig In The Sky.
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People Call Out Bihar Minister�s Arrogance Who Wanted Cop Suspended For �Not Recognising� Him

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.
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#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?
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�It's A Sh*t Idea,� Sara, Kartik On Going Public With Relationships & Love In The 21st Century

When it comes to millennials, their idea of love and its expression have evolved way beyond the boundaries and restrictions of the bygone era, thus resulting in some complications too. Love in the 21st century is both the same and different today as we are trying to reconfigure it for lives led at a very fast pace.
Since the 17th century, it's been the pursuit of love that has excited us. Back in the 80s, our parents could hardly even confess their feelings to their loved ones. Cut to the present, everything is out in the open and people are comfortable in putting snippets of their personal lives out on social media for everyone to consume. © Maddock Films Here are the excerpts from the interview:
The ideology of love in the 21st century Sara: In 2020, it doesn't matter what a male or a female side is. There are just different viewpoints about love and the basic ethos of love remains the same. I don't think it's about gender disparities anymore. It's about how present are you mentally in that relationship.  View this post on Instagram#HaanMainGalat â¤ï¸ . . Out tomorrow #LoveAajkal ðºð»ðð»ð¥A post shared by (@kartikaaryan) Kartik: It's always been the same. I believe it's something which is more about you rather than the time we live in. The kind of availability and options that we have in the digital scenario wasn't the case in the old times. It's to each his or her own. I really feel that be it the millennial age or even younger generations than us, it has always been about the feeling and the jitters you get in a relationship.  Instagram Wala Love: Is going public a good idea? Sara: It's a shit idea. I believe the more public you go, the more it gets worse. I think love is very personal and it should be kept between two people because it would stay real and close to you.  View this post on InstagramJo Tum Na ho â¤ï¸A post shared by (@kartikaaryan) Kartik: I also think the same as I never felt the need to go public. I have never talked about my personal life. I feel whenever you make a statement or even talk about it in public, it becomes a conversation that will keep coming back to you. I think it's one of the personal feelings and it should be kept that way.  Food Being The Cupid In Relationships... Sara: The real answer to this question is that the more real things that you do with your loved one, the more special it's going to be. I think more than anything, eating is a very primal instinct and if you can enjoy doing that with your partner, it's very basic. If you find someone who can do this simple stuff like eating which is devoid of any glitter, it's actually great.  View this post on InstagramKaafi dubli ho gayi ho Aao pehle jaisi sehat banayeinA post shared by (@kartikaaryan) Kartik: It's not only restricted to food, as I believe if you can enjoy silence with your partner, it's all worth it. For me, if you spend time with someone in complete silence without having any thought of doing or saying something and still being in that harmony, it's pure and you have totally cracked it. 
Sara On Being An Inspiration  Sara: I think that inspires me to do better because inspiration is a circular thing. If I know I have the ability to inspire even one girl to be more her, I will be glad. I think we need people to make us realize who we are and celebrate and channelize our inner self.  Heartbreak As A Reason Of Depression In Millennials Sara: What doesn't kill you will only make you stronger.  Kartik: I understand it can be really tough for people, but you really need to stay strong and you should always discuss this with the right people. Sara and Kartik's latest release Love Aaj Kal 2 explores the journey of love in two different time frames and compares the obstacles of one with another. The movie has warmed up to mixed reactions from the audience and critics alike. If you're planning to catch it this weekend, check out the trailer below:

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�Baap� Of Handshakes: PM Modi Handling Portuguese President�s Death Grip Leaves People Impressed

Thereâs an art to handshakes, no doubt. 
Everything from business deals to diplomatic visits and divorce settlements end with them - and nothing quite feels like a good old, firm shake of the wrist to formally bring an end to a meeting. 
PM Modi, being an international spokesperson for the country has had several of them since 2014 no doubt - but this Friday, the Prime Minister faced one hell of a handshake following a visit from the Portuguese President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.
The 'handshake' there :))))) pic.twitter.com/wORHIAYGkl â Ashish K Singh (ABP News) (@AshishSinghLIVE) February 14, 2020 Serious props to Indiaâs head honcho for keeping a straight face there. The rather amusing gesture led to several laughs on Twitter as well.
Shaheen Bagh ka "Current"â¡ laga hai Modi Ji koð¹ â â¦â¢âââ¿ðð´ð·ð´ðâ¿âââ¢â¦ (@chin_ga_ri) February 14, 2020The level of awkwardness Modiji is feeling is equal to when the birthday person doesn't know what to do when everyone is singing around 𤪠â Doctor Doctor ð®ð³ (@icedtea28) February 14, 2020Ye handshake nahi earthquake hai â Khushboo Mattoo (@MattLaemon) February 14, 2020The two leaders met at the national capital this week to discuss a series of agreements - seven in total that focus on investment, transport, ports, culture and industrial and intellectual property rights. Both countries have a long-lasting trade relationship forged during colonial times - today, Portugal imports large quantities of iron, cotton and other materials from India.
PM Modi himself visited Portugal back in 2017 - 11 agreements were signed back then covering a large number of areas including space, avoidance of double taxation, nano-technology, biotechnology and higher education. This week marked President Marceloâs first visit to India.
Interestingly, it seems that this obsession with powerful handshakes isnât a one-time thing. Back in 2018, the Portuguese Premier visited the White House to meet with President Trump - who was quite literally yanked into his contemporaryâs face on greeting him.
Even the kids arenât safe, it would seem. Last December, De Sousa met with some children and greeted them rather⦠violently, one could say.

Currently, reports state that he will be visiting Maharashtra and Goa during the week - the latter state was under Portuguese rule since 1510, resulting in several generations raised under a Portuguese government. Today, only a few people still speak the language (3-5% of Goaâs population). 
According to the prevailing law in Goa, for anyone who is born in Goa before 1961, their children and grandchildren are eligible for the Portuguese passport and nationality. Letâs just hope that no one's arm gets dislocated in the meantime, though. 
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Record-Breaking Karnataka Jockey�s Humble Reaction To Being Compared To Usain Bolt Wins Hearts

The best thing about the internet is that we get to see the special talent and achievements of people that would otherwise go unnoticed. 
Recently, a Kambala jockey from Karnataka went viral and became an overnight sensation because he did the unexpected - he freaking broke a world-record set by Olympic track legend Usain Bolt. Srinivasa Gowda not only covered 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds - Usain Bolt did that in 9.58 seconds, just FYI - but he also broke a thirty-year record in the history of the sport of Kambala. © Twitter But even after managing to achieve so much all at once, Srinivasa has remained nothing humble, while also dismissing the comparisons with Usain Bolt.
He said, "People are comparing me to Usain Bolt. He is a world champion, I am only running in a slushy paddy field." Karnataka: Srinivasa Gowda from Mudbidri, Mangaluru ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at a buffalo race (Kambala) in a paddy field on Feb1 in Kadri. He says, "People are comparing me to Usain Bolt. He is a world champion, I am only running in a slushy paddy field". pic.twitter.com/tjq03M5m0C â ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2020 But, doesn't that make it even more impressive? He managed to run that fast in a slushy field, which I imagine would act as a speed deterrent for sure.
He can be humble all he wants, but the country has seen how talented he is and people are probably not going to stop until he finally reaches where he belongs - the Olympics. 
People online started campaigning for him as soon as his record-breaking news was out and all that tagging Kiren Rijiju in tweets worked out!
I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India is left out untested. https://t.co/ohCLQ1YNK0 â Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) February 15, 2020 People have gained even more respect for him after his humble reply.
pic.twitter.com/CAErF69Dcu â Nigam (@nigam_acharya) February 15, 2020 Hmm. Agree and disagree, Usain is a superhuman, but if Mr Gowda even manages to get a medal at Asiads, it will be one hell of a discovery. â SAURABH JAINð®ð³ (@sorabjain) February 15, 2020 For sure.
That is what Indian culture is.
Always show their down to earth mentality.
I believe that your talent will help you to sit in the highest throne of success â Subham (@subhsays) February 15, 2020 That's what I thought.
But isnât it more difficult to run in a paddy field as compared to a well maintained race track? â Aditya Kadam ð®ð³ (@Adityak007) February 15, 2020 Hopefully, we'll get to know.
Curious to know what he would do on a track..... of course, a cold start will have a big impact on timings. https://t.co/y1YV2ocyxF â Sanjeev Sanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) February 15, 2020 That's a great saying.
What is it they say? When youâre good you tell the world but when youâre extraordinary the world tells you #SrinivasaGowda #Kambala #Karnataka https://t.co/WkziApNlat â Chitra Subramaniam (@chitraSD) February 15, 2020 For sure. You are a true champion!@usainbolt - would be great if you could encourage this raw talent. https://t.co/PeYzVvug1Z â Siddharth Zarabi (@szarabi) February 15, 2020 For sure.
Good that he knows the difference!! People and Media usually hype such things but then if this man works hard very hard he can be a champion. https://t.co/rBr5h9tsMx â Mihir Jha âï¸ (@MihirkJha) February 15, 2020 He does.
He is a champion in thoughts as well.

You cannot have a strong body without a strong mind and he proves it https://t.co/BHwYHWNz4a â Arul Prakash (@arulprakash) February 15, 2020

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LFW 2020: Karan Singh Grover Walking The Ramp With Bipasha Basu Is Legit Couple Style Goals

Believe it or not, couples who are really in sync with one another really do have similar tastes when it comes to style and fashion, at least when they are making a public appearance. Now, that does not mean that both people in the relationship will wear the exact same or even similar piece. No. What it means is, that their outfits, even though they might be as different as chalk and cheese, will be perfectly in sync and harmony.
© Viral Bhayani Very rarely do we fashion folks get to see star couples walk down the ramp as showstoppers. But when they actually do, boy, do they drop some legit couple style goals.
© Viral Bhayani At the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week, Karan Singh Grover and Bipasha Basu walked the ramp for designer Sanjukta Dutta.
© Viral Bhayani While Bipasha was draped in an elegant, black and golden silk sari, Karan was clearly the highlight of the show. 
© Viral Bhayani The asymmetrical kurta, with the baggy and dropped crotch jodhpuri pants was especially a masterpiece, thanks to its asymmetrical hems, and the silk embroidery on the hems. 
© Viral Bhayani Then, thereâs also the collar which gives it an elegant and regal appeal. The three golden buttons, add a ton of character, thanks to the manner in which it sits in contrast with the rest of the outfit. 
© Viral Bhayani The fine and intricate embroidery on the collars, just on top of the buttons, also sits well with the outfit, and gives a nice character and appeal.
© Viral Bhayani Thanks to Karanâs broad shoulders and muscular built, the ensemble looks swell on him, giving him that alpha male aesthetic that he pulls off so effortlessly.
© Viral Bhayani All in all, itâs actually a dapper way to dress up with your significant other, without going over the top. 
© Viral Bhayani Way to go, Karan and Bipasha. Really, thatâs one heck of a way to ring in Valentineâs Day

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NRI Brothers Help Their Mom Retire Before 50, Live For Herself & Now We�re Feeling Useless

Letâs get one thing clear - mothers are amazing! I am pretty sure they created superheroes after real-life mothers and the sense of loyalty, selflessness and dedication that comes with them. I mean itâs almost unbelievable the amount of unconditional love and a bottomless pool of forgiveness that our mothers are capable of bestowing.
View this post on InstagramSundayâs ð¤ð³ - Today, I got to spend the day catching up with my Mum. Iâm glad that we have so much in common. We appreciate simple things - quality food, spending time outdoors & getting engrossed in a good book ð - Like Iâve mentioned before, by the time youâve turned 18, the average person has spent over 90% of the time theyâll ever spend with their parents ð³ Iâm determined to be an outlier with regard to that statistic ðð¾ - Iâll do that by avoiding routine tasks which arenât intrinsically valuable. Since Mum brought me several weeks worth of RNS meals, I wonât have to worry about going to the shops, chopping, peeling, cooking, etc. Not only do I not have to do those tasks, I donât even need to think about what Iâll be eating. Itâs one less decision to make every 3/4 hours ð - Having become acclimatised to our incredible commercial kitchen at RNS HQ, Iâm also not sure I could face the prospect of a student kitchen anyway 𤣠- Want to spend more time with your parents? How about more time with your friends? More time relaxing, focusing on yourself?ðð½ââðð»ââ - For An Extra 7 Hours Of Free Time Every Week, Visit RNSMEALS.COM ð¤ðð¾ð±A post shared by (@rice_n_spice_) They give up their life, interests, hobbies and even careers to ensure we, their kids, have a smooth transition through life. From taking care of our most basic needs to helping us with studies, building relationships, becoming a decent human being and every other thing under the sun, mothers tend to do it all with a smile, expecting almost nothing in return.
View this post on InstagramThis time last year, I remember questioning Jhai & Mumâs commitment. I told them we need to eat, breathe & sleep the business, or this time next year, there would be no business ð¢ - Things are different now. I watch Jhai negotiating or managing & I watch Mum communicating or making decisions. Iâm a nit picker & love throwing in my 2 pence but Iâm struggling to add much ð𤭠- Itâs incredible to think that theyâre now more integral to the business than I am. I couldnât be prouder of them ðð - There were lots of points during the past year when I thought I couldâve just gone into a job where the salary wouldâve eclipsed my household income, or I could be at uni with my friends. But I look back on the impact the last 12 months has had on my family, and I wouldnât change it for the world ð¤ - Iâm so passionate about RNS because thereâs nothing more precious than family. Not only does RNS enable me to spend more time with my family, but because we improve the health of our clients, they are less stressed, more energetic & have more time to spend with their families â¤ð¨âð©âð¦âð¦ - What an incredible business ð¤ð - Care about your family? ð¤ - Visit RNSMEALS.COM, letâs Free Up Your Time, Reduce Your Stress & Increase Your Energy ðð¾ð±A post shared by (@rice_n_spice_) A warm smile, a simple kiss or maybe a quick hug is all it takes for mothers to forget about all of their discomforts. A bit of that, and they happily go on being the dutiful mothers that they are.
Thatâs pretty much how brothers Jhai and Simmy Dhillon remember their mother Kal. As teenagers Jhai and Simmy, now 24 and 23-years-old respectively, realised that their mother had given up a lot and especially a chance at a great career in order to bring them up.
View this post on InstagramâWho took the last Protein Waffle? ð¤â - Mum loves her RNS meals. Sheâs not a fan of sweet potato but she enjoys rice & burrito meals. She doesnât eat beef but she loves peri chicken ðð¯ð - Initially, it was difficult to get Mum to use the meals for herself. Like many, she believed meal prep was just for âgym headsâ, that she couldnât eat protein waffles because they had âproteinâ in the name ð¤¦ð½ââï¸ - Whilst we serve a number of âgym is lifeâ & âprofessional athletesâ clients, what we seek to achieve for ALL clients is for them to become Happy, Healthy people ð - So yes, it was Mum who pinched the last pot of protein waffles 𤣠But look at her - more energetic, healthier & happier even as she grows older ðµð½ð - If you donât like the sound of âmeal prepâ or âhigh proteinâ, donât call it that. Just call it âlunchâ, âdinnerâ or âgood foodâ ð¤·ð½ââï¸ . - Donât like the sounds of meal prep? Fair enough. How about âquality food prepared for you, enabling you time save time, improve your health and become happy & healthierâ?ð­ - Sound good? Just Visit RNSMEALS.COM to get started ðð¾ð¤ð±A post shared by (@rice_n_spice_) Thatâs when they decided to do something that would help their mother Kal retire from her job as a general staff member at Tesco, where she had been working for the last 20 years! Thatâs how the two brothers opened their own meal preparation business âRice n Spice Mealsâ and slowly helped their mother transition into a new role within her own company.
Read about the familyâs terrific journey here:
View this post on InstagramMumâs worked in the same job since before I was born. Itâs unglamorous yet it provided her with the flexibility to spend time with us growing up ððð¾ð¦ð½ð¦ð½ - When I turned 18, I became aware that weâd prevented Mum from having a career. I felt guilty so I promised Mum that Iâd find her a new career. I quickly realised that the world doesnât make it easy for a woman to spend 20 years prioritising her kids, and then start a âcareerâ ð - There were options available, yet I knew none would improve Mumâs quality of life. Jobs would pay more, yet theyâd be unfulfilling. Courses promised development, yet werenât designed for someone who hadnât seen a classroom in 2 decades ð - Failing to accept defeat, I had one last idea - I told mum that the best way for her to learn & develop would be to work in a business which I created, so that I could teach her ð¤ - Fast forward 5 years and this week, Mum turns 49. Sheâs been helping us with RNS for 3 years whilst reducing hours in her current job. We challenge her to solve problems. We give her responsibility to lead. We encourage her to innovate ð­ - Today, Mum visited Bristol & I was able to give her the green light: âHand in your notice Mum, youâll never work for anyone else again.â ðð¤ - Itâs incredible what impact you can have on people when you invest time into their development. Itâs what we seek to do with all of our clients & staff, not just with Mum, and that will never change ð¤ - Visit RNSMEALS.COM and weâll treat you the way we treat our Mum ðð¾ð¤ðA post shared by (@rice_n_spice_) Today, Jhai and Simmy have helped their mother retire at 49 and given her the freedom to do whatever she wants to, with enough security for the rest of her life. Kal has now taken the responsibility to utilise her time helping her sons with the family business, as she tries her hands at different aspects of running and growing the business.
View this post on InstagramLike Clockwork ð¤©ð° - Now that weâve got an incredible kitchen team, Jhaiâs playing football again & Iâm back at Uni, we spend far less time at RNS HQð - In fact, itâs rare that both Jhai & I are able to spend Saturday at RNS HQ. However, this week we did ð¤ð­ - It was the first time Iâve been at HQ and not touched anything. I stood & observed, notebook & pen in hand. I watched with pride - our kitchen; professional, efficient & composed ð - Weâre helping more clients than ever before, weâre running smoothly and yet I donât believe weâre out of first gear ðð¢ - The food is better than ever, our new website makes clients lives even easier & results are flowing 𥳠- Weâve increased capacity and weâre ready to help even more people live Happier Healthier lives ð¤ - If you think we could help you, Visit RNSMEALS.COM to get startedð±ðð¾ð¦ð½ð¦ð½A post shared by (@rice_n_spice_) Talking about his motherâs latest move, Jhai said, "She helps out with the business a couple of times a week by managing the shifts and sits in on meetings and calls on strategy or marketing. But she now does this as she enjoys it and it's her 'new baby' rather than because she has to for work. She spends the rest of her week reading, going to the gym or doing yoga now."
View this post on InstagramThere were times when I thought about stopping RNS, itâs a huge time commitment, I donât take a salary & there are lots of other more lucrative ways I could spend my time ð¤ - I havenât considered stopping for the past year since weâve had staff but the reason I didnât stop before was Mum.. - Growing up Mum made her life fit around us but only more recently have I come to realise how much she must have sacrificed for us over the past 20 years ð¤ - Sheâs extremely content with life and never asks us for anything, but I thought it would be great to give mum a job she enjoys, itâs the least we could do ð¦ð½ð¦ð½ð¤ - We want Mum around for as long as possible, so weâre trying to build a happy, healthy lifestyle for her. We want her to consume food that will promote longevity & which she enjoys eating. We also want to give her meaningful work which will provide her with a sense of purpose and which is challenging enough to keep her sharp 𧠠- Mumâs the reason we are who we are. So sheâs the reason weâll ensure RNS is a success â¤ï¸ðµð½ðA post shared by (@rice_n_spice_) âRice n Spiceâ provides healthy meals which are delivered chilled on Sunday for people to use throughout the week, and this family is an inspiration for having done a lot of good through this single initiative. Way to go!
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LFW 2020: Shikar Dhawan Sets The Ramp On Fire With A Classy Desi-Inspired Suit

As stylish as he is, Shikhar Dhawan isnât exactly a fashion icon. Or so we thought, until he walked the ramp for Delhi based designer Samant Chauhan. And boy, are we glad that we got to see Shikhar walk the ramp, especially given how elegant and classy his outfit was.
© Instagram/shikhardofficial Before we get into what Shikhar was wearing, we have to show some of the really dapper ways to ace a black outfit, that we saw on Samantâs show.
© Instagram/lakmefashionwk First, thereâs this black and grey co-ord kurta shirt set. Paired with slip-ons and a glossy leather jacket, thatâs one heck of a way to amp up your street style.
© Viral Bhayani Then, there was this asymmetrical suit, which when combined with the rather longish shirt, does look well on a guy with a lean and tall built. Plus, the large checked print on the jacket gives the ensemble even more character.
© Viral Bhayani One of our favourites from the bunch, was this long shirt with a zany print, which was paired with a technical looking, shacket. The deconstructed plackets and the marked collars further added to the charm of the upper half of the outfit. For the lower half, we have a rather zany combination of a skirt and a pant, which is something that we can totally see Ranveer going for something like this.
© Viral Bhayani Then there was this street-wear-meets-athleisure ensemble that caught our eye. We really love the manner in which the uneven collar sticks out of the pullover jacket. Also, the bulky and technical aesthetics of the jacket and the pants give it a very quirky character.
© Viral Bhayani Finally, there was our very own jatt ji. He was dressed in an ensemble that can only be described as the best West-Meets-Desi aesthetic that we can actually think of seeing off the ramp and on the rack.
© Instagram/lakmefashionwk Shikar is seen here wearing a fitting technical kurta with a textured black coat. The belt high from the waist is actually a nice touch. The pants, as simple as they may be, actually complement the kurta and the coat really well. 
© Viral Bhayani The choice of the shoes, though, could have been a little different. Yes, they do work with the outfit, but we figure a pair of black monk straps, or brogues would work wonders. With that being said, we do like how the ensemble sits just perfectly well with Shikhar.
© Viral Bhayani A perfect wedding outfit, if you ask us.

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6 Things Men Should Do In Their 20s To Make Their 30s Better

âYou never know when itâs going to be your last day, so live every day like it is your last.â While this sounds good on paper, itâs a little too impractical to implement in real life. Living a carefree life is never a bad idea, but zero planning for the future is a pretty dumb move, frankly. In the battle of survival of the fittest, make sure your future planning is fit enough to survive the test of time.
Given below are some things which you can do in your 20s to make your 30s better: Eat Right & Exercise © Unsplash A while back Akshay Kumar shared a picture with a hashtag #antisupplements. If you look at the toned body of this 52 years-old actor, you would know why. What we eat today impacts our tomorrow. In the 20s, our immune system is strong enough to handle junk food and lack of exercise. But as we grow older, this lifestyle comes back to haunt us.
Start exercising from today, make a schedule and stick to it. It doesnât necessarily need to be the gym, start from a brisk walk and slowly graduate to jogging/running. A little cardio would also come in handy. Avoid junk food as much as you can, build a lifestyle where you eat healthy and natural. Donât Just Save, Invest © Unsplash A man has only 24 hours in a day and in these 24 hours, he can only work as much. So let the money you earn work for you. Invest your funds somewhere, gold, property, mutual funds, anywhere you can. Contact a CA and tell him to give you the best possible plan according to your income and aspirations. Make the money you are earning today earn more for your future.
Make Memories © Unsplash When youâre old, you should have some amazing stories to tell your kids. Some adventures that you lived, some thrilling experiences that rejuvenated your life, some spine-chilling scenarios you got yourself into - work on all these and create a legend for your future conversations.
Learn the Art of Self-Love © Unsplash If you canât love yourself, you shouldnât expect anyone else to love you. Learn to appreciate yourself, your talents, your flaws, your strengths as well as weaknesses. Learn to be confident in your skin, this confidence will take you to places in your 30s.
Donate Whatever You Can © Unsplash Helping someone brings a feeling of peace within, the kind of peace which is hard to find in todayâs chaotic world. Doing charity makes you a better person, and you become more compassionate. This is something which will help you a lot in your 30s as it will help you gain the respect of others.
Find What You Want © Unsplash When youâre in your 20s, work on yourself. From things as small as food to as complex as life, find out what you desire, what you like, what you love and what you absolutely canât stand. In your late 20s, you should know what kind of person you want to be with for the rest of your life. You should know what places you would like to travel to. You should know what you want your bucket list to be made of. Find yourself while youâre in your 20s, to make your 30s a happy and comfortable age.
Thereâs no point in worrying about tomorrow but it sure is wise to plan it well. Live in your present, as long as youâre taking care of your near-future needs.
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Things We Do In The Name Of Love: 5 Toxic Behaviors We Need To End In Relationships

At a time when love letters have turned into mushy BF/GF appreciation Posts, first sightings are made up of edited social media pictures, Matches are Artificial Intelligence-ly made, and all it takes for us to find âThe Oneâ (or the flavour of the season) is a right swipe on our phone screen - the rich essence of the good olâ love of the old days has gone amiss.
Or has it? Maybe instead of vanishing away, romance has just changed its appearance, shifting along with every other change that modern society brings. Despite this evolution, thereâs a host of toxic behaviors that continue to show themselves in love - that you may have noticed with that less-than-ideal date from last weekend, or even a couple thatâs lasted for years.  When the world goes offline, and the prying eyes of âfollowersâ are not to be found anywhere, and the âlikesâ are hard to come by, the face of modern-day love stories undergo a transformation that doesnât quite look like the love we grew up wishing for. Our writers have weighed in with their perspective on the how and what about the five things you definitely need to keep a check on when looking for romance - both big and small. Guilt-TrippingDevlina: âWe could have had a great time out if you didnât insist on attending your grandmaâs birthdayâ, âno wonder your ex left/hated thisâ, âI wonder how I ended up here with youâ - first off, these are HUGE red flags that you shouldnât be ignoring. If your partner has been using these sort of retorts to come back at you and guilt-trip you for doing something you want to/love to do, or holding you hostage emotionally for taking a stand and not siding with them, itâs time you remind them the relationship is not bigger than your individuality and voice.
Sharan: I donât think itâs possible to have a relationship without guilt of some kind occuring every now and then - people are different, and sometimes a partner doesnât match up to our expectations (and vice versa). The problem for me arises when someone attempts to induce guilt on the basis of insecurity - say guilt-tripping me for spending time with a friend, instead of having an open and frank dialogue about their feelings.  Ignoring Consent © Eros International Devlina: âHow could you say no to such a simple thingâ, âjust give it a try for meâ, âweâre doing this, whether you like it or notâ - if any of these ring a bell, chances are, your partner needs a refresher on âconsentâ. If they are making you feel bad for saying no, or forcing you to do something youâre not okay with or even checking your phone without your permission, these are all signs that they do not respect your right to say no or choose for yourself. That canât ever be healthy for a relationship.
Sharan: While consent regarding sex and intimacy is a clear-cut requirement for any healthy relationship, I feel that it matters even on mundane things for a simple reason - practising consent implies respect and the knowledge that you earn a partnerâs trust and that youâre not simply entitled to it. Sure, sometimes we do things in relationships that weâre not particularly enthusiastic about, it happens. However, being vocal and taking the effort to confirm consent shows that you arenât in a relationship for your own desires - but for a shared experience with another human being. Forcing Them To Choose © UTV Motion Pictures Devlina: Again, this brings us to, âyou either spend your weekend with your family or meâ or âyou either stop doing that or weâre doneâ - choosing for you on your behalf and giving you senseless ultimatums clearly means your partner is coming from a place of selfish needs and narcissistic pleasure of getting the âupper handâ in the relationship - there is no place for this in loving relationships.
Sharan: Yeah⦠this one is never fun. Could be a situation like forcing you to choose between groups of friends or even different sides of a family - giving someone a âdo what I want or weâre overâ line is at its best laughably childish, and at its worst, emotionally traumatising. Holding someone hostage in a relationship is a serious red flag, and I donât see any reason why someone should continue to stay - especially when relationships with people who care for you are at risk. Being A Control Freak Devlina: âWhy are you friends with her on Facebookâ, ââyou canât go to that party without meâ , âdonât take his/her callâ - if you have heard anything along these lines from your partner and are turning a blind eye to whatâs an obvious case of insecurity and jealousy, I suggest you pick your poison and get down to having that conversation about drawing the line when it comes to your personal space. Sharan: Itâs one thing to give constructive criticism as a partner, but an entirely different kind of issue when someone begins to control your freedom and choices as an individual. Itâs a hard line to draw as well - sometimes we just want to see our partners happy, and give into that pressure too often. However, if you find yourself constantly compromising on activities and personal choices such as your hobbies or interests, itâs time to speak up and reconsider things. You might be a partner, sure - but youâre an individual first. Playing The Blame GameDevlina: âYou forced me to take this extreme stepâ or âI wouldnât have done that if I werenât so angry at youâ - whether this brings back memories of angry outbursts, physical violence or emotional abuse, we suggest you come clear about how it's totally unacceptable and walk out the door for good. Man or woman, nobody deserves to go through this shit, no matter the âexcuseâ.
Sharan: Weâve all seen the pattern before, either in real life or on TV - thereâs that one person who does something awful, and justifies it by seamlessly transferring the blame onto their partner. Classic example of adding insult to injury, huh? I think anyone who resorts to this instead of behaving like a normally functioning adult has some serious issues to unpack - and Iâm not sure if dealing with endless excuses sounds like my idea of a âfun relationship.â
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�Love Aaj Kal� Releases On Valentine�s Day & People Are Saying �We Won�t Watch It Aaj Or Kal�

After a long, drawn-out month of promotions, Imtiaz Aliâs Love Aaj Kal 2 hit screens rather fittingly on Valentineâs Day, as fans of leads Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan went into theatres with high hopes. 
While the director has had a string of successes in the past with Rockstar, Tamasha and Highway, todayâs release has firmly divided moviegoers, with a rather sizable majority finding the film awkward - especially when it came to the script.
© Maddock Films While you can check out our review here, we also took a look across social media to figure out the audience reaction to the movie - what we didnât expect was the sheer, endless barrage of memes that followed.
Plenty of Sacred Games memes were to be found:
People who went to watch Love Aaj Kal 2 after few minutes#LoveAajKalReview pic.twitter.com/KPmEeuBbx6 â Viratian (@dhirani_dharmik) February 14, 2020#LoveAajKalReview
My Friend: Why did you watched Love Aaj Kal 2
Me: pic.twitter.com/5xmG3NmlCk â ð«OFFLINEð« (@iamAQ17) February 14, 2020A few even turned the film on itself, making memes out of Sara Ali Khanâs dialogues - a pity considering that a few fans did appreciate her performance in the film:
*10 minutes into love aaj kal 2*
Me :#LoveAajKalReview pic.twitter.com/L86iVN3R6K â virat shah (@__Ashwathama) February 14, 2020Meanwhile, dozens of mini-reviews flared up - with embarrassingly low opinions of the movie:
#LoveAajKal
Modern take on relationships and sex that goes brutally wrong . With its cringy and loathing screenplay that will test your patience every five mins , this #ImtiyazAli direction is utter garbage. @TheAaryanKartik shouldn't have signed this at this point of time

â­ â Rahul verma (@RahulVerma4860) February 14, 2020
A coufused film about confused people with confused performances made by a confused director. Kehna Kya Chahte Ho? Arey bhai, koi yeh confusion solve karega? #LoveAajKal

â­.5 stars (1.5/5) â Himesh (@HimeshMankad) February 14, 2020
Also... #LoveAajKal is easily the most wahiyat of all Imtiaz Ali films. And boss, I've seen Jab Harry Met Sejal.
So if you're voluntarily going out to watch Love Aaj Kal today, may the force, the patience, the sanity be with you. â Ananya Bhattacharya (@ananya116) February 14, 2020 A user even criticised the film for being misogynistic in how it wrote Khanâs character arc:
#LoveAajKal terribly fails for me coz it only pretends to like women. In fact, it makes you want to hate women more coz it's too much invested in punishing its woman protagonist to achieve perfectness in life, rather than letting her enjoy the messier parts of young womanhood â Shrishti Negi (@shrishti_03) February 14, 2020 All this negativity must be trying for Ali, who returned to the directorâs chair following his work for Jab Harry Met Sejal - a universally panned project that led several fans to doubt Shah Rukh Khanâs ability at choosing film signings.
Imtiaz made a movie worse than Jhms to make SRK fans feel less bad. Unsung legend. #LoveAajKal â bk. (@NotBobbey) February 13, 2020 Not all was lost, however. The film does feature Randeep Hooda in the role of Raj - the actor was last seen in Baaghi 2. In a sea of negative comments, a fair number of users took a moment to appreciate his performance in the film, calling it âthe one good thing in Love Aaj Kal 2â.
Must Watch #LoveAajKal only for @RandeepHooda! He's exceptional in the movie.. Randeep Hooda pic.twitter.com/SN95s81P56 â Kush Rajput (@kushrajput111) February 14, 2020
@RandeepHooda as Raj definitely leaves a lasting impression even with lesser screen time. Up it #LoveAajKal Randeep Hooda pic.twitter.com/uKJuNiiASX â Harsh Kumar (@harshkumar_999_) February 14, 2020 This user even suggested that Hooda should have played the filmâs lead role.
Watched #LoveAajKal! How good is Randeep Hooda in the film! His eyes and voice literally bore through you ⤠. How I wish he was the main lead of the film. pic.twitter.com/kZ0ltlctYL â Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) February 14, 2020 Finally, thereâs the (rather lonely) camp of fans who stand by Imtiazâs film regardless of public opinion - believe it or not, a few people actually werenât bored out of their minds during the 2.5-hour spectacle. What an amazing movie...just can't explain in wordsððð you will feel every emotion in this whole world while watching it...â¤â¤â¤ You will surely feel like loving someone trulyâ¤â¤â¤â¤ Everyone's acting is amazing⤠#LoveAajKal @TheAaryanKartik pic.twitter.com/D6WW5ECzdS â Aarti Deosthali (@AartiDeosthali) February 14, 2020
Exactly !!! For a #ImtiazAli you need to feel and not just understand â¤ï¸ #LoveAajKal @TheAaryanKartik https://t.co/3BMKI9c7UD â Kartik â¤ï¸ Sara (@Sartikian) February 14, 2020 I donât know about you guys, but if I canât understand a film, I sure as hell wonât be feeling it.

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�I Worked 12-14 Hrs A Day,� Aditya Roy Kapur Shares Journey From Lovelorn Hero To An Action Star

For someone like me who has been crushing on Aditya Roy Kapur ever since he made his debut with London Dreams in 2009, it was nothing less than a surreal experience to finally have a hearty conversation with him. As it was destined, I finally got a chance to speak to Aditya because Mohit Suriâs Malang happened. 
© T-Series We have seen Aditya in movies like Aashiqui 2, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani and Ok Jaanu and everyone thought he was just cut out for romantic movies and he was, in fact, getting stereotyped as a romantic hero.
But with Malang, we saw the birth of a very different Aditya - no more restrain or restricted to just having alcohol in the frames as this time, the Aditya we saw on screen was a merciless murderer and the one who can fit the part as an action hero. For me, Malang was all about Adityaâs 2.0 version.  © T-Series When we started interacting, the very first thing I asked was about his transition from being lovelorn to this guy who commits cold-blooded murders in high-octane action sequences.
He laughed and said, âThe transition, for me, was surely a new territory. I have been a part of this movie from the beginning when it was at the writing stage. Mohit and I have been in touch since its inception. Goa was a nice place for the film to be set at and I have spent my teenage years there. The younger portion of the movie resonated with my own experiences. The tricky part for me was actually to differentiate between who I really am and who the younger character in the movie is. I am playing someone who is similar to me but is still not me.â  Â© T-Series âThe challenging part was to shift from the younger portions to straightway killing people. The physical part was indeed one aspect as Mohit wanted to make it very apparent that I look five years apart from the younger portions in the movie and the mental state has changed completely," he adds. Shedding more light on the transformation, he says, "Yes, it was physically challenging as we had less time but also mental makeup had to change too. It was tough but at the same time, it was enjoyable to experience this shift. The action was something that I have never tried and to create a hero who's like this was, in fact, worth the shot. Despite all the challenges at a few fronts in the movie, it was a thrilling experience.â 
View this post on InstagramðªA post shared by (@adityaroykapur) âI am definitely happy in a genre that I have wanted to do as I have grown up watching action movies," says Kapur. It can be quite risky for any actor who has been stereotyped earlier to break all the set notions about him. On this he said, "I think it's satisfying for me that people have accepted me in that whole action hero space because I had done only romantic movies and nothing remotely close to this genre."
Malang indeed set Aditya apart and people have accepted him in this action space. "I think sometimes you need to show people a different side of you before they start seeing you a certain way. I can't blame people for seeing me as a guy who's cut out for romantic movies. It does feel good to finally try something different and I would love to do more of it,â he adds.   View this post on InstagramMALANGA post shared by (@adityaroykapur) If you have seen Malang, you would know that Aditya sports two looks in the movie. âIt was definitely a task. I think getting leaner was hard. I have done it before as well so I had an idea. I had to cut down on my calories and keep it low. As we had long shooting hours, the challenge for me to have this much energy to get through the day," he says.
And while in one of them he has a very lean frame, in the other he has really bulked up. Speaking on the same, he said, "I was maintaining a low-carb diet and then, I had to start building muscles which I have never done as I have never got bulky before. I had to be on a protein diet and lift a lot of weights. I wasn't getting enough sleep because we were shooting 12 to 14 hours a day. Well, there was no two ways about it as the film required me to have this body." It might look easy, but itâs not actually the case when you have to achieve both the looks in such a short time. "I told myself that I am in some sort of boot camp for three to four months. Going to the gym and then to sets, Malang became like more of a lifestyle but that made me more and more close to the character. I had no life except for Malang and that's why it became such an intense experience,â shared Aditya.  View this post on InstagramMy crazy Malang journey as Advait! #MalangInCinemas @anilskapoor @dishapatani @khemster2 @mohitsuri #LuvRanjan @gargankur82 @bhushankumar @jayshewakramani @luv_films @tseries.official @tseriesfilms @malangfilmA post shared by (@adityaroykapur) When he told me about his hectic schedule, I was all praises for him and thatâs when he said, âFor me, it becomes more of an escape because it takes you from the mundane things of everyday life. I love being on sets.â
I have closely followed Adityaâs journey. He has seen highs and lows, hits and flops and received both appreciation and brickbats for his performances. After a few movies, there was a dull patch for him and I asked him if he thinks Malang is a breakthrough movie as it opened new doors for him as an actor.  View this post on InstagramYeh #Malang ka khel aur bhi khatarnak hoga, in cinemas 7th Feb.. #Malang #7FebWithMalang #6DaysForMalang @anilskapoor @dishapatani @khemster2 @mohitsuri #LuvRanjan @gargankur82 @bhushankumar @jayshewakramani @luv_films @tseries.official @tseriesfilms @malangfilmA post shared by (@adityaroykapur) âI think it's a breakthrough in terms of me being accepted in this genre. It's something very heartening for me to see that people have loved my 'acting' avatar. It has opened new horizons and doors for me. It has definitely widened the scope for me as an actor,â Aditya agreed. 
   Malang was definitely a physically challenging project but somewhere, it felt it was emotionally exhausting too. I, then, asked him if thereâs was a moment when he had a breakdown and was at a place where he ever wanted to completely give up.  âI never got to the level that I wanted to give up completely. Every character has justifications as to why he is doing what he is doing. It can be emotionally and physically draining but it's fun because you get to do something that you won't ever do in your real life,â he said     I have been curious to know what an actor thinks before he gives his nod to a project. âI think first and foremost, it's about liking the story and if it resonates with you. I feel just to like the role isn't enough as people need to like the movie as a whole," highlights Aditya. "Secondly, it's about the kind of role I am getting to play. It's definitely first the story and then the character,â he went on to add. He started out as a VJ for Channel V and eventually made his debut as an actor. And to see him live his dream and carry it forward gives me immense joy too. Before we both ended our conversation, I wanted him to reflect on his journey. âI don't tend to look back too often but it has been quite a ride from who grew up never wanting to be an actor to being a VJ. I actually started loving my job as a VJ, then getting into acting and now even trying action, it somehow feels like it was destined. It's like I haven't chosen this path but it has chosen me in a funny way. Things have come my way and I happened to stumble across one and then on to others. After my first two or three movies, I realized that acting is something I really enjoyed doing and ever since then, I haven't planned or crafted out a career or a strong game plan. This is something I love doing and it wasn't the case when I was starting it. It's the journey of realizing my calling while being a part of it. Now, I am sure I want this and I want to keep experimenting as an actor,â Aditya shared. 
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Delhi Airport Channels Its Inner 'Dilli Ka Launda' & Tries To Flirt With Every Airline On V-Day

There's always a fine line between hilarious and cringey when official Twitter accounts of companies interact online, and well, looks like we've finally hit cringe territory with the Delhi International Airport, as it tried to shoot its shot this Valentine's Day and flirt with different airlines.
Who asked for this PDA between a freaking airport and airlines? Who came up with the idea? Who actually approved this idea thinking it's a good one?
Oh, wait. Since it's Delhi Airport, it is embodying every Dilli ka launda, of course. The only explanation that makes sense, tbh. No offence to all the Dilli ke launde out there...
Starting off with IndiGo, they have a runway pun.
Hey @IndiGo6E, promise me youâll never run away from my runway! #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020 â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 Then, Air India gets another pun, obviously.
Hey @airindiain, youâll always be my love at first flight! #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020 â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 Vistara also gets a normal, flirtatious message.
Hey @airvistara, its valentines day, want to continue flying higher with us? #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020 â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 Now comes the worst one.
Hey @flyspicejet, love how you turn my hub red, hot and spicy! #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020 â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 Thanks, I hate it. Also, basically Delhi Airport is a hoe, openly flirting with so many airlines, no loyalty whatsoever.
Looks like it actually worked with IndiGo, though, as they replied.
@delhiairport Oh darling, your love brings me back on-time, every time! #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020 #LetsIndiGo â IndiGo (@IndiGo6E) February 14, 2020 I have no words.
I love how you are so plane and simple. #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020
ï¸ â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 *cringe factor intensifies*  Why thank you, we get this new feeling with you and it never gets old, runway with me? #DELlovesYou #ValentinesDay2020 â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 Why, just why?
Keep it spicy! #DELlovesYou â Delhi Airport (@DelhiAirport) February 14, 2020 The only reply that matters, tho.
pic.twitter.com/ZPbnU5Cr7z â I stand with Shaheen Bagh (@GulRose_views) February 14, 2020 Me, after I saw the tweets-
Lol Wut? https://t.co/r7xHmMhpQl â Rahul Rane (@Handle_Rahul) February 14, 2020 Yep.
Oh god this is not humor https://t.co/NHqAxDpRK8 â Ø´Ùس (@shams_z) February 14, 2020 I'm risking a no-flying ban.
I want to say something critical about both, but I fear that they may impose a no fly ban. https://t.co/WZSjBwHoi4 â CP #EOA (@chirag) February 14, 2020 Pata nahi bhai.
ab ye kya naya natak chalu hai idher â OWAIS ALI BHAT (@OWAISALIBHAT2) February 14, 2020

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