At a time when the world was expected to enter 2020 with new hopes and resolutions, we are facing some of the darkest times in humanity as the first month has not even ended. Australia bushfires and tensions in Iraq are shaking the world and in India, we are protesting the government-imposed CAA and NRC. In case you were not aware, the area of Shaheen Bagh in Delhi has been hosting peaceful protests for over a month now and has garnered a lot of positive support from people all over the city, who now come together every day in solidarity. Last night, however, was special in terms of what one might call an example of what India truly means. The crowd swelled to a large number and people of all faiths came together to not just protest but have an inter-faith ceremony of singing prayers. A traditional Hindu âhawanâ to a proper âkirtanâ, Shaheen Bagh and its people truly touched the hearts of everyone on social media.
Happening right now at Shaheen Bagh #CAAProtests #CAA_NRC #CAA #CAA_NRC_Protests Source: @pooja_prasad pic.twitter.com/vCjQwgUKw9 â Somesh Jha (@someshjha7) January 12, 2020
Shaheen Bagh right now. . Hum Dekhenge!#ShaheenBaghProtest pic.twitter.com/PQwD2YfutS â Nihal Kirnalli (@NihalKirnalli) January 12, 2020
The biggest gathering yet got a lot of support from people who even travelled to Delhi to just be a part of the protest and show their support.
Close to one month since the protest began, Shaheen Bagh sees its biggest gathering yet. #CAA_NRC_Protests #CAAProtests https://t.co/LaX7r8Ca1h â Somesh Jha (@someshjha7) January 12, 2020
This will haunt BJP/RSS for long! #MyINDIA Shaheen bagh right now #ShaheenBaghProtest pic.twitter.com/iNCsAqw32w â CAA / NRC Protest Info. (@NrcProtest) January 12, 2020
Gaya's Shanti Bagh = Delhi's Shaheen Bagh
4000-5000 women have been continuously 24*7 protesting against CAA-NRC since Dec 28
This truly is a movement led by women not only morally but also in the numbers protesting.
Let's make Shanti Bagh famous :)pic.twitter.com/KHois7Df6Z â Srivatsa (@srivatsayb) January 12, 2020
The protest also saw Dr. Shashi Tharoor extend his support and join the protest. He spoke about how it was the first time that a religious test was being introduced to define the meaning of Indian citizenship.
Message to JNU students awaiting me: Decided to give up battling the traffic near ShaheenBagh & have taken the metro instead to get to you. Will still be late, but not as late as if Iâd stuck to four wheels! See you all soon! Looking forward to our interaction. pic.twitter.com/t68zW8Iqsp â Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 12, 2020 View the full article
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
Remember what they taught you about the revolt of 1857 and Gandhi’s freedom struggle back in school? Well, turns out it was all bullsh*t. Thanks to the internet, we’re finally enlightened by some of the best kept secrets of Indian history and it changes every damn thing, No, really. There’s a page called ‘Honest Indian Histories’ and it’s the kind of stuff they should have taught us back in school.
George R.R. Martin, the truth is out.
Funny on so many levels.
Most candid picture of Vijay Mallya.
Whoever created this page deserves an award!
This low blow!
Anupam Kher never looked this intense.
Such candid. Much wow.
The real GoT.
Good luck bro.
What about her tits?
This is GOLD.
Most appropriate meme ever.
A rare picture of Bob Dylan.
For all you party lovers!
Laughed harder than I should have.
Found something? Doesn’t look like it.
*stomach aches from all the laughter*
My life in a meme.
Nationalists, we need you here.
Doing a pretty good job.
This day is made.
The God of all puns.
Because come on, an exorcist needs clients.
Just when you think the internet can’t have more RaGa jokes.
Truth has been spoken.
RaGa trollers strike again.
Babaji ki booty.
Caught in action.
This looks more Tiger Shroff than Tiger Shroff himself.
Kim minus contouring.
Sonia Gandhi ramp ready.
Best scene ever.
Who said there was no media then.
Damn you Shabri. Those weren’t the berries he was expecting you to taste.
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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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