Social distancing. Self-quarantine. Lockdown. These are the words that are being repeated time and again in the current situation. However, people all across the globe are looking for some ways and means to escape this chaos for a while and let their freak flag fly high. At a time when many countries across the world are in a complete lockdown to contain the spread of the deadly virus, people are looking forward to utilising this time at hand efficiently. In a one-of-a-kind initiative, the Getty Museum in Los Angeles is making sure that those in lockdown do not lose their creative streak. Well, they thought what better time than now to channel our inner Pablo Picasso!
Hence, the museum recently asked people on social media to recreate some of their favourite classic artworks, in a fun way, using just items lying around at home. In their tweet they wrote, âWe challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home. 1. Choose your favourite artwork. 2. Find three things lying around your house. 3. Recreate the artwork with those items and share with us.â
We challenge you to recreate a work of art with objects (and people) in your home.
ð¥ Choose your favorite artwork ð¥ Find three things lying around your houseâ ð¥ Recreate the artwork with those items
And share with us. pic.twitter.com/9BNq35HY2V â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020Here we have compiled some of the most hilarious recreations of people from across the places. Check it out:
Is that an eagle?
Saint John the Evangelist by Frans Hals (with better eagle/dog matching) pic.twitter.com/bRtzLGnlTO â AnthropAbolishICEgal (@Anthropologal) March 29, 2020Love this idea! pic.twitter.com/aTd5WsBlpE â Sue Fictitious (@SueFictitious) March 28, 2020We stan.https://t.co/K3JVGpFPAJ pic.twitter.com/rIqXzr5hIK â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020Even the A & D to match Albrecht DÃ¼rer's signature. https://t.co/xECK09Fu2C pic.twitter.com/okNSKaOgIu â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020Thatâs what we call creativity!
Madonna and child.https://t.co/ZbnVeToUPE pic.twitter.com/7Vkl91CF6D â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 25, 2020All about perspectivehttps://t.co/kOpafs4Kzf pic.twitter.com/R5VX0fAemJ â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 26, 2020The Virgin, Saint Elizabeth, and the Infants John the Baptist and Christ, but now with more unicorns...https://t.co/EUDgg7362Y pic.twitter.com/uSqoPFGF2d â Getty (@GettyMuseum) March 26, 2020Not quite Monet! pic.twitter.com/6Ejk0ayzCk â Jenpiumarta (@JenniferPiumar1) March 28, 2020"Triple Self Portrait" by Norman Rockwell pic.twitter.com/LEr2e2bl7x â Robert Etheredge (@BobEtheredge) March 28, 2020 pic.twitter.com/0zTNNXXRYN â RachelForrest (@RachelForrest) March 27, 2020Girl With a Pearl Earring pic.twitter.com/wPO2q7wneG â taylor (@tayloryaaas) March 29, 2020So art lovers know very well that there is art in everything, all you need is a perspective. Have you taken this challenge yet? Let us know which one did you like better and why in the comments section below. View the full article
Now that we all are stuck in a lockdown and are looking forward to the salons opening again, this is the perfect time to take notes on how to look our best once they do. Or, for those of us who can manage beard-shaping or even haircuts (guts!) at home, now is the time to look up perfect styles that we can take pointers from.
Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 6 handsome Indian supermodels who are giving us the perfect grooming inspo we need. Right from beard to physique to hairstyles, these men know how to be on top of their game. Why not take a few style pointers from them that we can use on ourselves? 1. Nitin Chauhan
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View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@nitinchauhanofficial)A combination of thick beard and smouldering hot bod, this is Nitin Chauhan, who will instantly make you scroll for more sexy pictures of his. Besides this thick, glorious beard, what you can't miss is his unkempt man bun that adds more oomph to his beard. He is a perfect mix of good looks and an ace sense of style, tbh! 2. Arya Bhat
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Health is as important as good looks and Arya Bhat, a yoga teacher and a fitness model outshines in every manner. This supermodel literally knows how to create that thunder while we are indoors. Also, that curly mane and well-groomed short beard have totally it knocked it out of the park. You donât always need a long beard to steal the limelight and Bhatâs beard is a perfect example of that! 3. Gaurav Rana
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View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@gauravraana)Purely drool-worthy, Gaurav Raana has made men and women go equally weak in the knees. His handlebar moustache with a short beard is the benchmark if you wish to add a knack to your style. Add to that, his ripped physique has compelled us to stalk him literally every day. 5. Prathamesh Maulingkar
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View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prathamesh_maulingkar)Indian footballer turned supermodel, exactly knows how to strike a chord with us with his impeccable grooming and fitness game. For a beard that's classy and intimidating, Prathmesh has left no stone unturned and is the reason why our quarantine period is so lit at the moment. What an eye-candy! 6. Prateek Jain
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Prateek Jain clearly knows how to steal hearts with his hot bod and suave grooming game. The world seems limitless for him as he hasn't only sported a full-fledged beard but has gone way out and experimented with versatile styles. Right from fade to unkempt beard, he knows how to raise the temperature stat. View the full article
Ahead of the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2011, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian cricket team found themselves to be high on confidence and they had all the reasons in the world to do so.
After all, they had just ended Ricky Ponting and the Australiansâ 12-year dominance over World Cup cricket, thanks to Yuvraj Singhâs match-winning performance in the quarter-final clash at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium.
#OnThisDay in 2011,
Yuvraj Singh and Brett Lee gave their all for their respective teams. However, only one could win.
Well, folks, itâs time we stop looking for fitness inspiration from Bollywood celebrities as Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared his fitness routine on Twitter. What more do we need for a fitness motivation on Monday? At 69 years of age, PM Modi keeps it going strong and in fact, gives a real tough competition to all the youngsters in the country. Sharing some of his Yoga videos on his Twitter account, he wrote, âDuring yesterdayâs Mann Ki Baat, someone asked me about my fitness routine during this time. Hence, thought of sharing these Yoga videos. I hope you also begin practising Yoga regularly.â
During yesterdayâs #MannKiBaat, someone asked me about my fitness routine during this time. Hence, thought of sharing these Yoga videos. I hope you also begin practising Yoga regularly. https://t.co/Ptzxb7R8dN â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 30, 2020 Giving a sneak peek at his every day fitness regime, the Prime Minister shared some cool 3D animated Yoga videos of him for his followers.
In another tweet, he wrote, âI am neither a fitness expert nor a medical expert. Practising Yoga has been an integral part of my life for many years and I have found it beneficial. I am sure many of you also have other ways of remaining fit, which you also must share with others.â
I am neither a fitness expert nor a medical expert. Practising Yoga has been an integral part of my life for many years and I have found it beneficial. I am sure many of you also have other ways of remaining fit, which you also must share with others. â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 30, 2020 Besides, the videos are also available in different languages, he added.
The Yoga videos are available in different languages. Do have a look. Happy Yoga practicing.... https://t.co/QAJM0UooRm â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 30, 2020 People on social media had mixed reactions to his post. Check out some of the reactions here à¤¯à¥à¤ à¤¹à¥ à¤¤à¥ à¤°à¥à¤ à¤¨à¤¹à¥à¤ ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/IiPvnUTT6Y pic.twitter.com/pzcQ2JiDzX â K.N. Srivastava (@Karunanidhisri2) March 30, 2020Shaandaar ð®ð³ â Jyoti Pandey (@JyotiGOfficial) March 30, 2020
Sir, Your fitness is an inspiration for many people.Which gives you full energy to serve people tirelessly 24*7. You have always said that focus on fitness and never say Alvida to good health. This yoga video of yours will help many people during lockdown to improve their health â NishantSð®ð³ (@nishants79) March 30, 2020
Sir I have not stepped out from my house from last Sunday, have already ran 200 kms inside my house in last , 7 day's..my father is diabetic , kidney patient & heart patient ensuring he is also waking Inside the House. â shajan samuel (@IamShajanSamuel) March 30, 2020
These videos are animated.Where are your original videos Mr. PM ? â Mukesh Kumar (@mailtomukesh) March 30, 2020
PM Modi encouraged people to join his cause of remaining fit and practice Yoga during the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. To contain the spread, he has announced a country-wide lockdown till April 14. According to the news reports, on Sunday the Day 5 of a 21-day lockdown, the total coronavirus cases rose to 1024 in the country with 27 deaths. While we continue staying in quarantine, it is important to keep mentally and physically fit. So in case you have been waiting for some more motivation to get up from that bed, this is your cue.
There are many reasons why a person picks up a sport and eventually, decides to make it a career choice. Some do it for the glitz and glamour it brings, others decide to become sportspersons for the money and a stable job. Few do it for the sheer love of it and, fewer look at it as a way of serving the country. The ones who fall in the latter category are a breed apart.
For them, money and fame are secondary. They're just happy to contribute to their nation's growth and success in any manner possible. At the forefront of pursuing glory for the nation, these athletes, celebrated as heroes, put their bodies on the line, risk injuries and their well-being. And when they call time on their career, no one cares to know where they went or what they're up to.
While they no longer seem to garner public attention as they did in their playing days, these Indian sports stars still continue to contribute to the country in their own ways.
The stories of World T20-winning cricketer Joginder Sharma, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Akhil Kumar and Asian Games champion kabaddi player Ajay Thakur are somewhat similar.
2007: #T20WorldCup hero ?? 2020: Real world hero ??
his post-cricket career as a policeman, India's Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.
[?? Joginder Sharma] pic.twitter.com/2IAAyjX3Se â ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020 The Indian trio made the country proud with their respective achievements during their playing days. Owing to their success on the field, they were offered full-time jobs in the state police departments to commemorate them for their achievements. For sportspersons whose careers are over, the trio has once garnered limelight. Once again, for serving their nation.
The three veteran sports stars, working in the capacity of full-time police officers, are once again at the forefront, this time fulfilling their duties amid the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This is the story of five Indian sports icons who, despite their retirement, continue to serve the country and its people in times of great crisis. 1. Joginder Sharma
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At the first mention of his name, Joginder Sharma brings the memories of the last over he bowled during India's five-run win over Pakistan in the 2007 World T20 final in Johannesburg. He was the man who had turned the tide in favour of Team India by dismissing Misbah-ul-Haq on the third delivery of the final over.
While he was never seen on the international circuit again, Sharma was offered a government job for his sporting achievements. Ever since taking up the position of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) with Haryana Police, Sharma has been serving the country in his role. And, more recently, he was seen manning the streets during the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain COVID-19.
âI have been a DSP since 2007. This is a one-of-a-kind challenge for me as a police officer because of the general fear and I can tell you that I have seen quite a few challenges in my years of service. Our duty time starts around 6 am and we do patrolling, making people aware, send those who are out for fun to their homes, help those in need of essentials or medical aid and take action against those who try to defy without any good reason," Sharma told PTI. 2. Akhil Kumar
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Long before the likes of Vijender Singh and Shiva Thapa came to fore, Akhil Kumar was the undisputed poster boy of Indian boxing. Mesmerising everyone with his unique 'open guarded style' of boxing, Kumar is best known for his daunting run at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, where he bagged a gold medal. Long after his retirement from boxing, Kumar is proving to be just as effective away from the ring.
Serving with the Gurugram Police as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) since September last year, Kumar chose to work on his 39th birthday on 27th March. "People are generally cooperative and in any case, essential services are being kept open so there is not much panic. I believe only strict enforcement of lockdown will be able to halt this virus. People are slowly understanding this," Kumar told PTI.
Apart from patrolling the roads and persuading people to stay indoors, Kumar has also been pooling money with his colleagues to buy essential food items and sanitizers for the underprivileged. 3. Jitender Kumar
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Everything was normal, people were on the roads doing their regular chores and suddenly everything came to a halt, owing to the Coronavirus outbreak in the world. In India, there are 1071 active cases and among those active cases, we also have Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor.
After being tested positive for the fourth time in a row, her family members are concerned about her health. Kanika took to Instagram to inform her fans that she is not in the ICU and also wrote an emotional note that read as, âGoing off to bed. Sending you all loving vibes. Stay safe you guys. Thank you for your concern but I am not in the ICU. I am fine. I hope my next test is negative. Waiting to go home to my kids and family. miss them! (sic)."
View this post on InstagramGoing off to bed. Sending you all loving vibes. Stay safe you guys â¤
Thank you for your concern but I am not in the ICU. I am fine.
I hope my next test is negative. Waiting to go home to my kids and family ð¤â¤ miss them!A post shared by (@kanik4kapoor)One of her family members, who did not wish to be named, said to an entertainment portal, "We are now worried over the test reports. It seems that Kanika is not responding to treatment and in this lockdown, we cannot even airlift her for advanced treatment. We can only pray for her recovery."
The singer was hospitalised on March 20 after she tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As soon as she was tested positive, people started to blast for her reckless behaviour as she didnât self-isolate her after travelling from abroad.
Kanika has also been booked by the Lucknow Police for her negligence and putting other lives in danger despite being infected with coronavirus and having been instructed by the authorities to isolate herself at home.
Kapoor was also recently trolled after Prince Charles, the king of Britain, was tested positive for coronavirus. People shared images of her meeting with the Prince from 2015 and claimed that she was the one who spread the virus to the king. But, it turned out to be fake.
#KanikaKapoor infection pic.twitter.com/2S3UGpQncG â Scientist (@OfficeVGM) March 25, 2020 Well, Kanika has deleted all her Instagram posts since her arrival from London, including the one where she declared that she had tested positive for coronavirus.
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We hope that she gets well soon and bounces back soon. View the full article
A pandemic is upon us and it's crucial for everyone to do their part during this time to help stop the spread of coronavirus as much as they can. For most, it's just as simple as staying at home.
But, there are so many more people who are on the frontlines fighting this virus and making sure people are safe. That includes everyone from medical staff to people who are providing essentials for everyone's survival to the police doing their jobs during these trying times.
Among the cops on duty is Joginder Sharma who has gone from being a T20 World Cup hero to a real-life hero. Applauding the ex-cricketer and current officer in Haryana Police, ICC shared a post dedicated to him.
2007: #T20WorldCup hero 2020: Real world hero
In his post-cricket career as a policeman, India's Joginder Sharma is among those doing their bit amid a global health crisis.
[ Joginder Sharma] pic.twitter.com/2IAAyjX3Se â ICC (@ICC) March 28, 2020From 2007 to 2020, doing anything and everything for the country.
In 2007 he defeated pakistan In 2020 he will defeat corona @LoneWolf4568 â RAHUL SINGH (@imrahulsingh93) March 28, 2020
Great post Indian Cricket Council. â Abu Saarim (@AbuSaarim) March 28, 2020
Heroes do exist â¥ï¸ https://t.co/CXtggLYrsi â Pranav Pawar (@PranavP14694940) March 29, 2020
Man for the clutch moments. https://t.co/MRh1k2ygNt â Austere Virtuous troll ð®ð³ (@Warm_Apple_Pie) March 29, 2020
@jogisharma83 , who famously bowled the final over in India's World T20 win in 2007, continues to serve the country, but, on a different kind of pitch#JoginderSharma#CoronavirusPandemic #TeamIndia #Cricket #BCCI #BREAKING
Follow @imAkshaytadvi pic.twitter.com/Sw7Vut2X0P â Akshay Tadvið®ð³ (@imAkshaytadvi) March 28, 2020
Someone explain this to me.
This is great! One day we will see our ultimate legend Rohit Sharma in this uniform.... after losing a lot of weight! https://t.co/wbinupKOlx â Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) March 28, 2020
This man is REAL HERO. https://t.co/9dJvyAurJY â Voice of Assam (@VoiceOfAxom) March 29, 2020
What a champ.
Champion on and off the field.ð®ð³ï¸#JoginderSharma https://t.co/UAla0pf8sP â Bhavya Chand (@bhavya_journo) March 29, 2020
Joginder Sharma won us the world cup and won many hearts...
His job in uniform is commendable, a true hero, a champion ... https://t.co/2CARgTgdGv â KKz Voice (@kkzkind) March 29, 2020
"Because that's what heroes do."
That whats heroes do #JoginderSharma https://t.co/c2NfAnQ9ku â Shubham rajput (@legendsrajput) March 29, 2020
Take a bow sir. You are the inspiration to all. You are real SUPERHERO for the mankind today.. ð®ð³ð®ð³ https://t.co/8NfL58SNHL â anand pandya (@anandpandya82) March 29, 2020 View the full article
There was something I read yesterday that has been proven true over and over again. The internet can collectively troll Akshay Kumar and even bully him into leaving behind his Canadian citizenship, but his love for India doesn't end with his movies. He has, on many occasions, gone above and beyond to help the people of the country and that is actually a commendable thing.
While so many Bollywood celebrities are making TikToks instead of contributing in a way that needed, Akshay Kumar alone has decided to donate Rs 25 crores to help the people of the country who have lost everything during this pandemic.
Replying to PM Modi's tweet about how anyone who wants to help can contribute to the PM-Cares fund, he made the announcement about his generous donation because jaan hai toh jahaan hai.
This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to @narendramodi jiâs PM-CARES Fund. Letâs save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai. ð» https://t.co/dKbxiLXFLS â Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) March 28, 2020
Not to sound pessimistic or anything, I just really hope this money reaches to the people for whom it is intended for, that's extremely important, especially right now.
Even Modiji is impressed with Akshay Kumar.
Great gesture @akshaykumar.
Letâs keep donating for a healthier India. https://t.co/3KAqzgRFOW â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2020
That is so heartwarming, not gonna lie.
The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, â I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.â https://t.co/R9hEin8KF1 â Twinkle Khanna (@mrsfunnybones) March 28, 2020
After this you are my real life hero! Respect and respect only ð¾ @akshaykumar https://t.co/3NdRkRxH7g â hardik pandya (@hardikpandya7) March 28, 2020
How much have the Khan trio given? https://t.co/TwKWRxnOtp â Shefali Vaidya. (@ShefVaidya) March 28, 2020
Bhai jaan @akshaykumar you have proved that you are the real hero of India! https://t.co/grJJ2ZPHt5 â KRK (@kamaalrkhan) March 28, 2020
Tripathi, that Canadian has donated 25 Crores to help India in this crisis. That Canadian donated 3 crores during Assam & Bihar floods. #AkshayKumar donated money on many other occasions. And you hiding your face in New York.? The only favour U did for India is.. when you left it https://t.co/ockqDmENHs â Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) March 29, 2020
Akshay Kumar is a real hero. This meme has been updated for use with immediate effect. pic.twitter.com/awx5o9XAOM â Akshar (@AksharPathak) March 29, 2020
God bless you @akshaykumar https://t.co/GVJziL1K4t â Elisabet Elli AvrRam (@ElliAvrRam) March 28, 2020
Please keep going.
Wow, thatâs indeed tremendous @akshaykumar - Amazing gesture. I am sure many more celebrities will keep forward for this noble initiative! https://t.co/8cwzaHGYcO â Joginder Tuteja (@Tutejajoginder) March 28, 2020
Now, that's the kind of influencer we need.
Inspired by my guruji @akshaykumar sir hereâs my contribution to #PMCARES pic.twitter.com/FTBWldPgtF â ð¥ð®ð»ð·ð¶ððµ (@rk_akkiann) March 29, 2020
With no ulterior motives or desire for a political career, or setting sight for Ambassadorship or favours from the Gov; here is this gentleman citizen who pays his taxes honestly & does charity passionately. Yet some low lives call @akshaykumar a Canadian citizen ! â Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) March 29, 2020
So much respect.
That's a massive amount. Respect â Arun Bothra (@arunbothra) March 28, 2020 View the full article