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A Multi Faith Prayer At The Shaheen Bagh CAA Protest Showed Exactly How United India Looks Like

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
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While Shikhar Dhawan Fumed, Anushka Sharma Couldn't Stop Gushing Over Husband Virat Kohli

After a 2-1 drubbing in the Test series, the Indian cricket team finally gave their fans a reason to celebrate after defeating South Africa by six wickets in the first One-Day International (ODI) in Durban. Team India's captain Virat Kohli, a proven master of successful run-chases, once again reigned supreme with his pivotal knock of 112 runs that eventually propelled India to a 1-0 lead in the six-match series. For a man who was being slammed for getting Shikhar Dhawan run-out early in India's chase, Kohli - with his trademark innings of brilliance - turned the tide to notch up his 33rd ODI hundred which included ten exquisite boundaries. At a time when India had lost both its openers, the Indian skipper stitched a match-winning 189-run partnership for the third wicket with Ajinkya Rahane (79) to get his team over the line. © BCCL It was the highest stand for India in South Africa, while Kohli notched up his 20th hundred in a run-chase, out of which 18 have been successfully converted to victories. After scoring freely all across the world, it was Kohli's first ODI hundred on South African soil. Thanks for Kohli, India also managed to post their first ODI win against South Africa at Durban, and only their sixth overall in bilateral engagements in the Rainbow Nation since 1992-93. For an innings decorated with individual brilliance, it was only fair to see Kohli run away with all the plaudits. What a chaser, what an incredible player- Virat Kohli.  A hundred in every country he has played. This one has made what looked a tricky chase look like a cakewalk.#INDvSA pic.twitter.com/E9GuAVFq1Y — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) February 1, 2018 He is at is again .. The Greatest chaser the game has ever seen .. #Fact #SAvIND @imVkohli — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 1, 2018 From the great VVS Laxman to the legendary Michael Vaughan, Kohli was hailed for his knack of soaking up pressure and delivering when it matters the most. But, amongst all the praise, the Delhi dasher also received a special message from an equally special individual - Anushka Sharma. © Instagram/@anushkasharma While the Indian cricket fans were going gaga over Kohli, his wife Anushka couldn't stop gushing over here husband's latest achievement. The Bollywood hottie posted a lovely Instagram story with photos of Kohli and captioned it: "What a guy". © Instagram/@anushkasharma Taking an off from the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, Virat got married to Anushka in December last year in a private ceremony in Italy. The couple then travelled to South Africa, following their honeymoon in Finland and the two big lavish receptions in New Delhi and Mumbai. After the first Test, the actress left for Mumbai for a film shoot.

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Taking The Diabetes Game To A Whole Other Level Coca Cola Has Launched A Selfie Bottle

You can now click a selfie as you sip and smile your way into diabetes while sipping on Coke. Not obviously with your other hand (that’s too main stream) but with a camera, integrated on the Coke bottle itself. Coke has come up with new selfie bottles that have a shoe-like contraption camera strapped at the butt of the bottle. The best and (the most senseless) part is even if you don’t want to take a selfie, the camera senses your motion as you tilt over to a 70 degree angle and clicks your photo. What’s even better is that the pictures will be automatically uploaded to Coke’s Facebook page and user’s snapchat. Not invading the privacy at all. Nope.  © Coke Then of course, you can plug it into a USB and closely analyze and research on your sipping style. Come on man, you have got to study and carefully plan your steady decline into diabetes and obesity.  Of course Coke’s invention is not really needed and they had to catch some flak on twitter, which is hilarious.  Remember last time you were taking a drink & thought "I look amazing right now. Wish I could take a selfie"? No? Me neither. Because normal. https://t.co/AwnRrIA0PB — jedi blake (@jediblake) November 17, 2016 i want my last moments to be a selfie from me coke bottle with the mushroom cloud in the background https://t.co/8sC37oKfOI — Neil Gorton (@NeilGortz) November 17, 2016 Why though, Coke? Coca-Cola made a selfie bottle but luckily humans only have 1,000 years left https://t.co/MDC2zuLU6E by @etherington pic.twitter.com/rzCQvbcahs — TechCrunch (@TechCrunch) November 17, 2016 If you are excited for no reason (like a lot of Indians were deeply saddened by Trump’s election), there’s still no news about it’s arrival in India.
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People Channelling Their Inner Pablo Picasso By Recreating Artwork & The Results Are Hilarious

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 Dürer'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.
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6 Indian Supermodels Who Are Giving Us Grooming Lessons Amid Self-Quarantine

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 View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@nitinchauhanofficial) 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   View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@bhatarya) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@bhatarya) 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  View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@gauravraana) 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  View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prathamesh_maulingkar) 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  View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prateekjain_lovemachine) View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@prateekjain_lovemachine) 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.
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This Nurse From Taiwan Is So Hot That Men Are Faking Tooth Aches Just To Get Treated By Her

It's time to tweak our travel plans, goals, bucket lists or whatever; basically strike out every other country on the map and head straight to Taiwan. Why? Because this island nation seems to be the only place that holds the key to the door of magical hotness.  A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on Oct 29, 2017 at 4:02am PDT Remember as kids we often joked that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if the doctor is hot, keep the apple away!” Guess what, Taiwan's Ning Chen has resurrected that statement in every young man's heart. Young men who are now faking illness and queuing up in front of her clinic just to catch a glimpse of her. A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on May 5, 2017 at 5:23am PDT Folks find someone who looks at you the way this dog is looking at Chen.  親ä¸å𤡠A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on Oct 24, 2017 at 1:35am PDT People from across the globe have found their tooth fairy in Ning Chen, and if there's anyone who doesn't believe in tooth fairies, we are sure they will after they meeting her. Dubbed as the “sexiest dental nurse in the world”, 25-year-old Chen has taken the internet by storm and we can understand why people are going crazy about her.  #太é½å¤ªå¤§ç¼ççä¸é #æåå±å±èèç· A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on May 23, 2017 at 10:50am PDT The medical industry in Taiwan is booming right now, all thanks to the army of men lining up outside Chen's clinic begging her either for root canals or fillings.  ä»å¤©ä¼åðððè¶ç·ç·´ç´ç·´ç´äºð¼ð¹ð¶ A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on Apr 17, 2017 at 8:00pm PDT Earlier this year, she started working at Taichung-based dentistry chain Dr. Min and since then, many people have visited the clinic faking tooth aches just so they can talk to her. Well, like they say, “a man's got to do what a man's got to do.” åªåå¾åèµ° æé½åå°±æ¯å¸æ A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on Sep 20, 2015 at 10:02am PDT Can you too feel the pain in your gums? You will once you see these pictures. 天氣éç®èæð A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on Sep 16, 2015 at 4:12am PDT Reportedly, Chen was surprised when she came across her internet stardom, “I can't believe they say I'm the most beautiful dental nurse in the world. I'm so happy with all of the appreciation from people. I have a lot of gratitude for their love.” She further said, “It's funny for me. I enjoy the work, especially the teeth whitening.” æ°å¶æ亮ç¸ä¸ä¸ð A post shared by é³ç¯æ (@n_nxd) on Nov 20, 2017 at 11:02pm PST Thank god she doesn't work in the cardiac department; or else many people would have had trouble breathing properly. Well, as far as India is concerned, we'd rather eat that apple and stay at home, away from doctors instead of going for a root canal. 

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Glenn Maxwell & �Desi Girl� Vini Raman�s Love Story Proves True Love Can Bring You To Your Knees

Every kind of love thatâs celebrated is worth sharing. When you love hard, and as purely as the feeling itself, itâs hard for the world to not get a whiff of your rapid heartbeat or roiling emotions.  You see, that is how love works in our world. There is no timeline to it. It sees no cultural or linguistic barriers. There is no stopping it against different skin colours or places of worship, and when it finally does arrive, it brings us to our knees, quite literally. © Instagram Ace Kings XI Punjab player and Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell who recently got engaged to his girlfriend Vini Raman would agree with this from personal experience. Because when all else failed, it took Maxwell to drop to his knees and turn his then-girlfriend into his current fiance, and future wife.
Before we get to that part, letâs take a quick look at Maxwell and Viniâs little-known love story. © Instagram According to tabloids, the first wave of speculation about Maxwell and Viniâs âfriendshipâ started doing the rounds when Vini posted a picture of herself with Maxwell back in August 2017. 
The post came with no captions, and to this day comments on the picture is disabled. Still, since actions speak louder than words, the picture spoke volumes. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@vini.raman) Both look pretty close and comfortable in each other's company in the picture. And though not much is known about their initial phase of dating, it is believed that the two first met at a Melbourne Stars event, a domestic cricket team Maxwell represents. © Instagram As for Vini, she is a Melbourne-born and brought-up, Indian-origin Tamilian who also happens to be a certified pharmacist. In fact, it has always been Vini herself who would often share pictures of herself and âbest friendâ Maxwell on the âGram, along with other cryptic captions every now and then.
View this post on InstagramWe're the best of friends... except for when the jenga comes out ð¬ #topdeckA post shared by (@vini.raman) Besides popping up on Viniâs feed now and then, and going on a Europe trip together, Maxwell and Vini succeeded in keeping speculations rife about their relationship status for a long time.  This was until Maxwell took Vini as his plus one to the Australian Cricket Awards in February last year and even posted their first picture together on his personal Instagram account.  The gossip mills took this as an official announcement of their budding romance. View this post on InstagramAwesome night at Crown for the Australian cricket awards. Congrats to @patcummins30 and @a_healy who both had incredible years! Personally I thought @vini.raman was best on ground last night, she looked absolutely stunning! ð A huge thanks to @nadeneduncanstylist , @marquisebridal , @calibreaustralia , @lajeenartistry , @valerejewellery & @olgabergofficial #australiancricketawards #crown #calibre #marquisebridalA post shared by (@gmaxi_32) This was soon followed by pictures of the coupleâs trip to Paris, though Vini was otherwise quite diligent about filling the gaps with her own set of Instagram posts which captured their blooming romance. However, earlier this year, soon after taking Vini as his plus one to the Australian Cricket Awards for the second consecutive year, Maxwell made things official by announcing his engagement to girlfriend Vini Raman on Instagram. View this post on InstagramðA post shared by (@gmaxi_32) But according to Maxwell, a lot went on before this picture-perfect moment. Things that toppled all his plans for a memorable proposal, turned it into a ânightmareâ and ended up bringing him to his knees instead. During an interview with Cricket Australia Maxwell shared how a perfect proposal for Vini would have been on a beach during sunset, but how it was everything otherwise in reality.  When his initial plan failed, Maxwell asked Vini to meet him in a park near Port Melbourne. It was late in the afternoon and the park was full of people and school kids, so all the while he hid behind a tree to wait for Vini to reach the location. © Instagram But as his luck would have it, Vini walked past him in the wrong direction. So, Maxwell had to give her directions until she was in the exact place where he wanted her. When they finally met up, Maxwell wasnât feeling ready enough to pop the question just like that, so he tried to make her look in the other direction on the pretext of locating a cafe.
© Instagram As soon as Vini turned around to check, and with no other way to do it ârightâ, Maxwell dropped on one knee and ended up proposing to Vini in a public park!
View this post on InstagramLast night we celebrated our Indian engagement and I gave @gmaxi_32 a little teaser of what the wedding will be like 𥰠Shout out to both of our incredible families & all our friends who came to celebrate with us on such short notice - we are so grateful to be surrounded by some pretty amazing people â¤ï¸ Canât wait to get our hands on more photos from @shevan_j_photography ð¸ H&M - who else but ... @lajeenartistry Venue - @lincoln_of_toorak Catering - @tandooriflames Mandap - @rupalis_mandaps_melbourne Henna - @fadziiesmehndiandbeauty Lehgna - @gbcreations_ Arm candy - @gmaxi_32 ðA post shared by (@vini.raman) Soon, the pictures of Maxwell and his fiance made it to social media, which was later followed by pictures from their Indian engagement and a promise that the wedding will be a grand, Aussie + desi affair.
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8 Real Men Whose Glorious Beards Are Inspiring Us To Grow A Big One Ourselves In Self-Isolation

In times of country-wide lockdowns amidst the coronavirus pandemic, one trivial yet necessary question that we keep thinking about is to grow a beard or not. Growing a beard is tricky business and only a select few are able to master the art. On top of that everyday routine life can sometimes become a major hurdle when it comes to growing a beard, from corporate dress code restrictions to strenuous daily commute.  There is something about the beard that gives your face a certain character that is worth trying out. However, now is the time to give growing a beard a try, considering we're all locked up in our houses. Even if the experiment goes wrong, you can go back to being clean-shaven and no one will notice once everything resumes back to normal. But if the experiment is successful, you might end up with a new look altogether that people adore. If you're looking for some inspiration,  Here are 8 real men with glorious beards who've mastered the art of growing one. 1. Nitin Mehta © Nitin Mehta An ex-army official who has now taken up modeling as a full-time profession.
(Nitn Mehta) 2.Umesh Gulia © Umesh Gulia Umesh Gulia is a beard model and designer from NIFT.
3. Paras Chawla © Paras Chawla Paras Chawla is an Indian designer who owns the label, NAKA Clothing.
4. Abhishek Paatni © Abhishek Paatni Abhishek Paatni is an Indian designer who owns the fashion label 'Nought One' - that deals in streetwear and athleisure.
5. Sowrav Bhowmik © Sowrav Bhowmik Sowrav Bhowmik is a fashion and grooming journalist.
6. Aksheev Puri © Aksheev Puri Aksheev Puri is an entrepreneur and a stylist.
7. Mayank Sehgal © Mayank Sehgal Mayank Sehgal is a bespoke menswear designer.
8. Param Sahib © Param Sahib Param Sahib is a Delhi-based fashion designer.
Now that you're inspired, you could look up hacks to get you started on growing the beard of your dreams.
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43 Memes On Indian History That Are Way Way Better Than What They Taught In School

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. Sounds legit.   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!    LOLOLOL    This low blow!    Can’t…believe…they…went…there   Anupam Kher never looked this intense.    Such candid. Much wow.    *cough cough*    ROFLMAO!    The real GoT.    Good luck bro.    What about her tits?    This is GOLD.    Most appropriate meme ever.    A rare picture of Bob Dylan.     Priceless.    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.    *dies laughing*    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.    Bwahaha! 
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OnePlus Just Confirmed Launch Date For The 8 Series & It Will Be Live Streamed Due To Coronavirus

Earlier today, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau had tweeted out saying that they're ready to unveil their new phones after having to postpone the event a few times. Now, we've just got the confirmation that the company is going to unveil the new OnePlus 8 series of phones on April 14, 2020. Yes, OnePlus has finally decided to go ahead with the launch despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But it'll still be an online-only launch event and we'll be able to stream it live on OnePlus' official website and on YouTube. © OnePlus Though OnePlus hasn't revealed anything about the new devices yet, they did mention that they're going to launch the OnePlus 8 "series", which means we'll definitely be getting more than one phone. This time OnePlus is going with the "Lead with Speed" slogan. The company also confirmed that there'll be a "full series of 5G devices".
It's been a stressful month so far with little to no activities happening due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But now, we're super excited to welcome the new OnePlus 8 series and see what the company has been cooking for us behind the scenes. We already know quite a bit about the OnePlus 8 like its colour variants and even the detailed specs. 14/04/2020 - The answer you all have been waiting for! Are you ready to #LeadwithSpeed with the new OnePlus 8 series? Get notified - https://t.co/XhICjV2k9b. #OnePlus8Series pic.twitter.com/veENE0CbHY â OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) March 30, 2020That being said, we'll definitely be covering the launch in detail, so do make sure to keep your eyes peeled for more info.
Note: The header & social thumbnails are for representation only. That's not the final design of the upcoming OnePlus phones.
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From Getting Sloshed To Getting Laid, Here Are 10 Things Indians Want To Do Once The Pandemic Ends

The Coronavirus pandemic has shaken all of us and disrupted our everyday lives.  It's not like we had never heard of the words 'pandemics' or 'lockdowns' before, as we've all had these troubling terms thrown at us in schools at some point with pictures of a dystopian reality that we never thought could be our own.  But 2020 has shown us that some of the worst possible realities can, in fact, come true. Not that we're not fighting this, we hope to resume routine life as soon as we can, and in a month or two hopefully, we will be back on the streets.  However, these 3-4 weeks of isolation, for a lot of people, has put things in perspective as they make a list of things that they want to do as soon as it's safe to step out.  We asked a bunch of people the first thing that they would want to do as soon as the lockdown ends, and here are some hilarious answers: 1. "The time in the quarantine has made me regret all the times a turned down a party invite, I might possibly turn into a party animal once this ends" © iStock 2. "Once it's safe to meet strangers again, I'm going to find someone on Tinder and hook-up with them"
© Excel Productions 3. "I've been craving fried chicken after watching a bunch of movies of people eating fried chicken in them. Once the pandemic ends, I will go and live in KFC for a whole week."
© iStock 4. "Have sex with my boyfriend."
© iStock 5. "My family is conservative, I can't drink till the lockdown gets over. I plan to get sloshed on the streets with my friends without worrying about catching any infections."
© iStock 6. "I'm done with washing my hands too many times, once it's safe again, I plan to not wash my hands for a month."
7. "I miss greeting people on the streets, I'm going to greet every random stranger on the street once this gets over." © iStock 8. " I'm staying with my boyfriend's family for the duration of the lockdown, as soon as this gets over, I plan to go back and lock myself in my flat for two days."
9.  "I think working in a lockdown has made my team a little crazy, I can't wait for this to get over so I can quit my job." © iStock 10. "Give my girlfriend a ten-minute long bear hug."
© Excel Productions So, what are you planning on doing once it is safe to step out? Let us know in the comments section below.

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5 Heroic Indian Spies Who Could Teach James Bond A Lesson Or Two In Covert Operations

1977âs Agent Vinod had it all.  
© Sangam Pictures With several James Bond films to draw inspiration from, the Mahendra Sandhu starrer featured femme fatales, daring action sequences and high-stakes thrills - all viewed through the lens of a suave, flamboyant hero willing to gamble his life in the service of his country. 
Itâs all Bollywood at its most classic - the very name of Mumbaiâs film industry was coined during this period in Indian cinema. And among the thousands that would crowd theatres that summer to watch this flick, there must have been a few, who - whether they knew it or not at the time - had a closer connection to the world of espionage than the average filmgoer. I am, of course, talking about Indian National Army (INA) and Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agents - the crème de la crème of Indiaâs intelligence, espionage and counter-espionage efforts. Given Indiaâs long and sometimes tumultuous history with its neighbours, these elite individuals ended up with one hell of a life behind them, and while the nature of espionage itself means that many incredible stories will be forever lost to time, thereâs a handful that make it into the public eye.  Hereâs 5 of the most fascinating, thrilling and downright hardcore spy biographies in the history of India. 1. Saraswathi Rajamani © Wikimedia One of the earliest documented spies to work for the Indian cause, Rajamani originally hailed from Rangoon in present-day Myanmar, where her father, a supporter of the Indian freedom movement, owned gold mines, making them one of the richest families in the region. In a 2005 Rediff interview, the INA veteran recounted a visit from none other than Mahatma Gandhi himself, who was shocked to find the then-young girl practicing shooting in the garden.
She would go on to disagree with Gandhijiâs principles of ahimsa and join Netaji Subhash Chandra Boseâs INA in 1942, under the Rani of Jhansi womenâs regiment.  For almost two years, Rajamani and some of her female colleagues masqueraded as boys and gathered intelligence. While posing as a boy, her cover was called âManiâ. Once, one of her colleagues was caught by the British troops. To rescue her, Rajamani infiltrated the British camp dressed as a dancer. She drugged the British officers who were in-charge and freed her colleague. In a thrilling escape, Rajamani was shot on the leg by a British guard but she still managed to avoid capture - serving the cause until Netaji dissolved the army after World War II. 2. Mohanlal Bhaskar © Wikimedia In a 1983 autobiography titled An Indian Spy in Pakistan, Bhaskar says that he took on a false identity as Mohammad Aslam and had himself circumcised to operate as a Pakistani Muslim on behalf of Indian intelligence in Pakistan - aiming to obtain details on the countryâs nuclear programme.
Unfortunately, Bhaskar was betrayed by double-agent Amrik Singh who played on both Pakistani and Indian sides of the field, and between 1967 and 1974, was imprisoned in Pakistani jails. It was here that Bhaskar made friends and enemies alike within the Pakistani jail system. In his book, he mentions both kind and cruel jailers - the latter of whom would torture Bhaskar for valuable information through these years. His account remains one of the earliest and most interesting documentations of Pak security from the era - making key observations about top officials and Pakistani society alike. 3. Ravindra Kaushik © Navbharat Times Born in Rajasthan in 1952, Kaushik began his career far away from the military - his talent as an actor at the national level dramatics meet in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, was witnessed by officials from RAW. Soon, Kaushik was called in and offered the job of an undercover agent in Pakistan.
After two years of training in espionage, politics, Urdu, Islam and other useful subjects for an agent embedded in Karachi, Kaushik began his infiltration into the country as a law student at Karachi University at the age of 23, with the cover name âNabi Ahmed Shakirâ. From 1979 to 1983, while in military service, he passed on valuable information to RAW which was of great help to the Indian defence forces. He was given the title of 'Black Tiger' by India's then-Home Minister S. B. Chavan. Unfortunately, in 1983, a low-level RAW operative named Inyat Masih was captured by Pakistan and Kaushikâs identity was compromised. He spent the next 16 years in jail, writing secret letters to his family about the torture he faced as a captive. 4. Ajit Doval © Reuters Currently serving as the National Security Advisor to PM Narendra Modi, Doval has previously been head-honcho at the Intelligence Bureau and was an instrumental figure in the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019 - continuing to pull some of the most important strings in the nation today.
Before filling up these big shoes however, Doval excelled on-ground, first as a police officer in Thalassery, Kerala during the late sixties, where he helped quash violence against Muslim communities. This preceded a truly spectacular career as an intelligence operative across the country from the early seventies to the mid 2000s, when he retired as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau.  In these years, Doval not only infiltrated the Miso National Front insurgency forces, gaining the trust of the majority of its commanders - he also facilitated the merger of Sikkim into India and even infiltrated the Golden Temple of Amritsar, collecting critical intel before Operation Black Thunder - a set of feats that earned him the media moniker of âIndiaâs James Bondâ. 5. Sehmat Khan © Dharma Productions/Penguin Played by Alia Bhatt in 2018âs Raazi, Sehmat Khan was a mysterious figure in Indian intelligence circles that surfaced in ex-Navy Lieutenant Commander Harinder Sikka's novel Calling Sehmat. Back in 1999, Sikka visited Kargil to research the state of the intelligence department. After expressing his disappointment, he managed to discover Sehmat Khan - the pseudonym for a woman who provided intelligence for the Indian forces during the 1971 Bangladesh conflict. 
Daughter of a wealthy Kashmiri businessman, Sehmat married a Pakistani Army officer. Though she was meant to be just a facilitator for the Indian Intelligence, Sehmat Khan went a step ahead to gather important security information for India - going deep behind foreign lines as the tutor to Pak leader Yahya Khanâs children. Her efforts culminated in intel that thwarted a Pakistani plot to INS Viraat, a Centaur-class, flagship aircraft carrier of the Indian Navy. She eventually returned to India pregnant with her son, who eventually joined the Indian Army. Know any cool spy tales from Indiaâs espionage elite? Share them in the comments with us!
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Customer Leaves Rs 7.5 Lakh Tip At Restaurant A Day Before Lockdown Proving Kindness Is Free

The dismally increasing coronavirus cases across the globe have crippled global economy bringing lives of people to a standstill. This is the first time in the history of mankind something of this level has happened. In the wake of this global pandemic, many countries including India have imposed a country-wide lockdown to contain the spread of this deadly virus. Consequently, many people who earn wages on a daily basis have been left in the lurch. In such testing times, humanity and kindness are the qualities that help us get through life and this tough time. Turns out that humanity continues to stay alive despite what happens and proving this is an instance that occurred in Florida recently. according to a  report in HT , an unknown customer left a tip of 10,000 USD (Rs. 7.5 lakh approx) at a restaurant called Skillets in Florida to be distributed amongst its staff members. What a kind soul! He did this in a bid to help staff members make their ends meet until the lockdown is lifted. This incident happened just a day before the state mayor asked all restaurants to shut down. © Yelp The owner of the restaurant revealed that the customer handed the money in cash to the manager of the restaurant, asking him to distribute it evenly amongst the staff members. There were a total of 20 employees working at Skillets and they all received 500 USD (Rs. 37,500 approx) each. According to NBC, the owner spoke about the gentle customer and said, âWe have regulars who have been coming in forever, and theyâre our friends but we donât always know their names. We know their faces, their orders, their favourite tables, but we donât know exactly who they are.â Turns out, this one customer isnât the only one who surprised them with his kindness. The owner of Skillets also revealed that many servers received big tips from other customers in the past few weeks.
Owing to the current coronavirus crisis, the restaurant unfortunately has been forced to lay off 90 percent of its employees due to lack of funds. All restaurants were asked to close down. Itâs because of instances like these that people still believe in humanity, kindness and compassion. Kudos to all those people who are helping each other in the time of crisis.
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What Is Coronavirus �Stage 3� & Should Indians Be Worried As Total Cases Go Over 1,000?

After days of denying the spreading of the Coronavirus or Covid-19 at a community level in India, the government has finally accepted the presence of âlimited community transmissionâ or âstage 3â in the country, according to Livemint. 
What Exactly Is âCommunity Transmissionâ Aka âStage 3â?  According to the World Health Organisation, âcommunity transmission is evidenced by the inability to relate confirmed cases through chains of transmission for a large number of cases, or by increasing positive tests through sentinel samples (routine systematic testing of respiratory samples from established laboratories).â  In other words, if a community enters stage 3, a large portion of the population will get infected without knowing how they got exposed to the contagion ie; even if they didnât travel to the infected places or come in contact with anyone whoâs been tested positive.  According to CNBC, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for example, could not trace the source of a California patient in the USA, who contracted the virus in February 2020. The USA now has over 1,40,000 reported cases.  âAt this time, the patientâs exposure is unknown,â the CDC had said in a statement. âItâs possible this could be an instance of community spread of COVID-19, which would be the first time this has happened in the United States.â  Should India Be Worried About Entering Stage 3? On March 19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had said that they had examined over 800 random samples and found that the results did not indicate community transmission yet.  "We can consider that we are in the community transmission stage only when there are about 20 to 30 per cent cases with no clue on how they got the virus," said Lav Aggarwal, a joint secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, later in the week.  "If India enters that stage, we will not hide it. We will tell people so that we can step up the level of alertness and awareness."  © Center For Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy Having said that, the Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) believes the situation might be worse than the ICMR feels. According to them, stage 3 is already in India and began somewhere in the early days of March. Their report also says that between 300 and 400 million Indians are likely to be infected by July if no interventions are made (although, most of these cases will be mild). 
According to yet another report shared by The Economic Times, community transmission in India is âinevitableâ. ICMR director general Balram Bhargava said âthe virus will behave the same way it has behaved in China. It will follow the same pattern.â  On March 14, 2020, Bhargava said that the âIf we manage 30 days (until April 14), if community transmission doesnât happen in the next 30 days, we may be at a good wicket.â  What Do We Do In Case We Do Enter Stage 3?  © Twitter The CDDEP recommends that in theory, social distancing can reduce the effectiveness of community transmission by over 75%. However, the task of carrying out the phenomenon on a scale as wide as the Indian population could be difficult. 
It is an absolute must for people over the age of 65 to take shelter as the virus is more effective towards them.  The thought of a country like India with a population of 1.3 billion entering phase 3 is harrowing and the potential damage, irreversible. Therefore the best we can do now is just stay at home, we canât stress its significance enough.
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Delhi Govt To Quarantine Doctors On COVID 19 Duty At The Lalit & People Want This For Nurses Too

With the increasing number of cases of COVID 19 in the national capital, the Delhi Government has decided that the doctors on duty will be accommodated at the Hotel Lalit on government expense. The official account of CMO Delhi shared the news on Twitter and wrote, âDoctors are on the frontlines of the battle against Coronavirus. All doctors serving in Delhi government's Lok Nayak Hospital and GB Pant Hospital on COVID-19 duty will now be housed in Hotel Lalit. #DelhiFightsCorona.â Doctors are on the frontlines of the battle against Coronavirus. All doctors serving in Delhi government's Lok Nayak Hospital and GB Pant Hospital on COVID-19 duty will now be housed in Hotel Lalit.#DelhiFightsCorona â CMO Delhi (@CMODelhi) March 30, 2020LNJP and GBP are among a few hospitals where doctors are available 24*7 for attending positive or suspected cases of coronavirus infection. Itâs indeed a great step but people are now demanding that the government should also consider giving accommodation to the nurses as they are also risking their lives just like the doctors.
What about the "NURSES" Sir....Are they not fighting during this period ...R they immune to this....plz answer Sir ...why this partiality with Nurses..Plz arrange accomodation for both Doctors & nurses community equally at the specific place. We are waiting Sir for ur response â Rahul Sharma (@RahulSh88127432) March 30, 2020What about nursing officers sir , don't you need our https://t.co/jEykSYkYYA case you don't need then send all of us on leave .why we should struggle all d tym when our minister is no more wanted us ..waiting hours for transportation to go on duty
We r such a fools â Kavita Sharma (@kavitas119) March 30, 2020What about the nurses who also working to fight covid 19?????? Govt must think this. â DEEPAK GOYAL % follow back (@Deepak93498536) March 30, 2020@ArvindKejriwal ji this is total discrimination
Is there no value for nurses and other paramedic staff in your heart ????
No problem we are doing work for humanity if we die in this fight against corona it should our own risk
you save your doctors â Gagan Dadhich (@dadhich_gagan) March 30, 2020Then, there were people who appreciated Arvind Kejriwal who took this bold step and went on to say that he should be the next PM. PM banao isko â Zahid Kuchay (@ISMT_ZAHID) March 30, 2020Great job sir @ArvindKejriwal â Amit (@amitatsocial) March 30, 2020Such a great CM in Delhi @ArvindKejriwal I salute of you â Dilip Jha (@jha6alldjha) March 30, 2020Thank you Mr CM for you fight against Corona ..you are a brave fighter.. â nabaghana sahoo (@nabaghanasahoo5) March 30, 2020Interestingly, The Lalit in Delhi has also taken the lead to support the Delhi Governmentâs initiative of feeding the needy by donating 1000 kg of wheat flour and 300 kgs of refined wheat flour, over 700 kgs of vegetables from their own gardens in the last couple of days to the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB).  © The Lalit Group © The Lalit Group Going back to the news, the national capital of India witnessed a huge spike in the coronavirus cases on Sunday. A total of 23 new cases were reported from the state and hence, this move of quarantining the medical staff had to be taken.
Well, the central government today said there was no plan to extend the 21-day lockdown. But, we will have to wait till April 14 if they plan to extend it.  The novel coronavirus has infected more than 721,000 people worldwide and has claimed over 33,000 lives. MensXP urges you to take the guidelines seriously as this pandemic is contagious and a deadly danger to human life.
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Stylist Divyak D'Souza On Growing A Beard, Using A Trimmer & The Best Beard Conditioner Out There

Celebrity and editorial stylist, funny man and a poster-child of all weight loss regimes — Divyak D'Souza is all about creating a moment in time. Whether it's with his aesthetically pleasing styling skills, his tongue-in-cheek jokes or his idea that beards are meant to enhance one's look and give them a metaphorical facelift. Having said that, Divyak has always had a beard, so caring for it and maintaining it became second nature. 'It comes naturally...', said the stylist whose love for layering is probably the first thing you'll notice about him if you can get past his phoenix-like transformation.  For this shoot, though, we stripped Mr. D'Souza of all his layers, and gave him a three-piece suit from Park Avenue in the shade electric blue. 'This is probably the first (and the last time) I'll ever wear a suit, so make it worth my time!', exclaimed Divyak while low-key inspecting (and almost critiquing) his photo film.  So, drum roll please, for #30Days30Beards, presenting a new-and-improved Divyak D'Souza talking about his grooming routine while casually looking first class in a fine three-piece suit. (Bonus: Notice the vintage waistcoat) © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue 1. Do you think beards are overrated? Absolutely not. Beards add texture to an already handsome face, and character to a forgettable one. 2. How has growing a beard changed your life? Kept my triple-chin a secret for years. Also enables my laziness to shave. Win-win. 3. What made you grow it in the first place? I looked too much like Falguni Pathak without one. 4. Do women dig the beard or clean-shaven men? I know most women veer towards a well-bearded dude. It also totally depends on the vibe of the beard — rugged, hipster, or homeless. I think it definitely adds to the overall package. © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue 5. Ever thought of a name for your beard? 'Baloo' like in The Jungle Book. 6. Razor or trimmer? And how often... Trimmer every once a week when it gets too pube-y. 7. Beards need care. What's your regime like? A good face wash that's mild and won't affect the quality of hair, rather just gently cleanse - Avene has a great one. 8. Ever tried beard oils, shampoos, conditioners etc? L'Occitane hair conditioner doubles up as a beard conditioner for me. Too many grooming products give me anxiety. © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue 9. Your best and worst beard phase? Worst is a month untrimmed when it coils and tendrils. It's more terrorist, less sexy on me.  Best is 2 days post trim, it's grown out nice and easy but without getting into meth addict vibe. 10. The razor/trimmer you're using right now? Philips 11. According to you, the most iconic celebrity beard in the world?  Tom Hardy has to be the best!  And the worst...Katie Holmes © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue 12. What's your next big beard move? Why fix it when it ain't broke. Gonna run with this for a while! --- Divyak wears three-piece suit;  Park Avenue. Photography: Manasi Sawant Creative Direction: Santu Misra Styling: Siddharth Batra Grooming: Jean Claude Biguine Production: Anand Pratap Singh Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue

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15 Profound Dalai Lama Quotes On Love, Life & Compassion

If you want to know how to practice compassion in life then there is no other better teacher than Dalai Lama himself. Though there are many spiritual leaders in the world today but no one is as renowned and followed as Dalai Lama is.  Here are some of Dalai Lama's thoughts on love, life and compassion that will guide you to live a happier life. © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters © Reuters

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5 Dos And Don�ts To Keep In Mind While Washing Your Hands Frequently

We are already cautioned about all the hygiene tips that one needs to follow due to the coronavirus outbreak. If you touch something likely to be exposed to it, you instantly need to wash your hands to halt the virus from spreading further. When you do so for a good 20 seconds, the virus can be banished, but in turn, your hands will become dry since you are doing it so frequently. Even though everyone is calling it the best method to prevent the spread of the virus further, many people are still not aware of the right way to do it.  If you are wondering what are the dos and don'ts of washing your hands so frequently, here's what you need to know:  Dos:1. Wash Your Hands Under Clean Running Water © iStock Before you start scrubbing your hands with soap, use lukewarm water to wash your hands. Then, take the soap and scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds. Scrub your hands together as it helps loosen and get rid of dirt and germs. 
2. Wash Your Fingertips © iStock Fingertips are often skipped but you need to know that they are a safe haven for the germs to settle. So while you scrub your hands, wash your fingertips thoroughly.
3. Wash Your Hands When You Blow Your Nose And Before Eating  © iStock You might think that you didn't catch anything on your hands, but you still need to wash them. Be it before or after you eat your meals or if you sneeze or cough, there's no excuse, whatsoever. Cleaning your hands is crucial and it needs to be done, either with soap and water or a hand sanitiser.
4. Drying Your Hands © iStock Moist hands can give living organisms a space to survive and spread. Hence drying your hands immediately after you are done, is very important. Experts suggest that one should use a paper towel, dry towel or automatic blowers to dry hands. 
5. Use A Hand Sanitiser © iStock A hand sanitiser is a quick solution to everything and a great alternative to soap and water. Once you apply it, it helps control the spread of the virus. Sanitiser can make your hands feel wet but just for 10 seconds. You should ideally hand wash on most occasions but when you are unable to, a hand sanitiser filled with powerful ingredients can be really helpful. 
Donâts :1. Don't Use Hot Water  © iStock Hot water is the major cause of hands turning dry and dehydrated. Hence it is recommended that you either wash your hands with cold or lukewarm water. 
2. Don't Let The Water Keep Running © iStock While you are scrubbing for those good 20 seconds, there's no need to keep the tap running. When you wash your hands, for example, 20 times a day, you save at least 1 litre of water, if you don't keep the water running. Hence, save it while you can.
3. Don't Touch Anything Else © iStock Once you are done washing your hands, don't touch your skin, any surface or washbasin. These areas could also be infected with the virus and you do not want to come in touch with them. Be cautious while doing so. 
4. Don't Touch Your Face © iStock We know that the respiratory virus is spreading from one person to the other and that is mainly through spread of droplets because of sneezing or coughing. If that happens, the next step is to immediately wash your hands and not touch your face to control the spread of the virus.
5. Donât Scrub Too Hard © iStock While you are washing your hands in those 20 seconds, it is important to scrub it gently. When you do it too frequently, it can lead to dryness and your hands are more susceptible to cracking. This is the perfect stop for the germs to settle down. To avoid any sort of dryness, use a hand moisturiser to keep your hands hydrated.

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This Virologist Gave India Its 1st COVID-19 Testing Kit & It�s Our Biggest Coronavirus Weapon

One of Indiaâs biggest threats when it comes to fighting the Coronavirus pandemic in the subcontinent, is the countryâs low COVID-19 testing numbers.  Even as the Director-General of the WHO advised all the affected countries to âtest, test, testâ on every other citizen, India has only been testing people with foreign travel history or those who have been exposed to confirmed Coronavirus patients. The major reason why weâre facing this situation is that India has limited testing facilities. Or so was the case until very recently. Because now, a Pune-based virologist named Minal Dakhave Bhosale has successfully developed Indiaâs first, low-cost COVID-19 testing kit which is being hailed as a game-changer for Indiaâs fight against Coronavirus. Who Is Minal Dakhabe Bhosale © Twitter Minal is a virologist who works with a Pune-based molecular diagnostics company named Mylab Discovery Solutions as their Research and Development Chief. Reportedly, Minal was eight months pregnant and had just come home from a pregnancy-related complication when she took up the project to create the first âmade in Indiaâ coronavirus testing kit - âPatho Detectâ.
Minal was heading a 10-member team and handled major proceedings remotely from home since February this year.  She, along with her dedicated team, worked non-stop to develop the testing kit in a record six weeksâ time, given the countryâs growing need to test more people for the Coronavirus infection. © Twitter Minal submitted the fully-finished kit for evaluation at the National Institute of Virology in Pune on 18th March. And as fate would have it, the very next day she gave birth to her daughter through C-section. 
But even an hour before she was to leave for the hospital, Minal submitted her proposal to the Indian FDA and CDSCO seeking commercial approval. She got it all right in the first go, got the necessary clearances and gave India a much-needed weapon to fight Coronavirus. What Makes This Testing Special © BCCL - LinkedIN Not only has this development come as a ray of hope for Indians, the kit developed by Minal and her team also comes with its own salient features that make it invaluable. This COVID-19 testing kit can reportedly test 100 samples per kit and would cost one-fourth the price at Rs 1,200 as opposed to Rs 4,500 imported testing kits cost.
Thatâs not all. Indiaâs COVID-19 testing kit is capable of giving correct diagnostic results in just two and a half hours as opposed to the six or seven hours imported test kits take. Whatâs more, the kit can also indicate potentially positive cases among asymptomatic patients What This Means © BCCL The first few batches of kits developed by Minal and her team have already been sent out to diagnostic laboratories in major Indian cities. The director of the manufacturing company of the COVID-19 kits, Mylab Discovery, told BBC that the company can supply up to 100,000 kits in a week and push it up to 200,000 if needed.
This week will see more kits reaching many other labs and take-up Indiaâs much-needed testing numbers higher. Talking about the feat, Minal told BBC, "It was an emergency, so I took this on as a challenge. I have to serve my nation." Given the dire need to scale up the number of random testing of Coronavirus in India, 'Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit' can not only help with early diagnosis but also help bring down the number of fatalities in the process. Kudos to Minal Bhosale and her team for their terrific work!
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9 Years Ago Today, Sachin Tendulkar Took Away Pakistan�s Biggest �Mauka Mauka� Moment

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.

50s of Sachin and Gambhir as well as Raina's partnership with Yuvraj helped India win this quarter final against Australia. pic.twitter.com/jfVj1BUZDt â Rashmi (@Iam__Rashmi) March 24, 2020On the other side, Shahid Afridiâs Men in Green had just defeated the West Indies by 10 wickets in their quarter-final match and had no reason to doubt themselves against their neighbouring opponents, even though they were the hosts.
However, the sheer significance of the historic rivalry is enough to overwhelm the strongest of men. For India, the need to make it to the finals and finally clinch the World Cup trophy after a drought of 28 years. For Pakistan, the desperation to break the curse of being winless against the Men in Blue in the history of the tournament. A WC SEMIFINAL CAN'T GET ANY BIGGER THAN THIS
Sehwag sizzler at the top
Lucky Sachin anchoring the innings
MS-Raina with key knocks
Indian bowlers having a field day#OnThisDay in 2011, India snatched another Mauka Mauka from Pak in a WC encounter, winning by 29 runsð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/gG7y5tuJRo â North Stand Gang - Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) March 30, 2020By the end of the day, only one team would go on to fulfil their dreams, the other, as we now know, would have to wait for at least 12 more years. 
Before the toss, Dhoni announced that he had replaced an inform Ravichandran Ashwin with an experienced Ashish Nehra. Afridi, showing faith in his Playing XI from the Windies win, didnât change a single man, and Shoaib Akhtarâs dream of facing the Indian batsmen in a World Cup duel remained unfulfilled. #OnThiDay in 2011 India beat Pakistan and qualofied for final of ICC cricket World Cup amd it was my first ever match which made me fall in love with cricket it made me extremely sad i remember those tears in @SAfridiOfficial eyes i remember shoaib akhtar got retired pic.twitter.com/PuqPjLliKr â Momina Shahzadian ðµð° (@IamMomina_19) March 30, 2019As India won the toss, an arrogant Shahid Afridi mentioned that the toss didnât matter anyway and that the Mohali pitch was in favour of the spinners.
India, throughout the tournament, had dangerously depended on their two openers to give them a fleeting start and they had just the two men to get the job done. One on side of the pitch was Virender Sehwag, who scored 36 out of the 38 run-innings with boundaries before giving up his wicket Wahab Riaz on an LBW appeal, and on the other was the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, the man who was at the twilight of his illustrious career, and only one good innings short of scoring his 100th century.  © Reuters After Sehwagâs early dismissal, Tendulkar knew that the burden of giving a good start to his captain would fall on his shoulders and he was ready for it. He continued to hold the fort while the bleeding of wickets didnât stop on the other end.
First, Gambhir was sent back to the pavilion at 27, then Virat Kohli was dismissed on 9. Even the hero from the previous match, Yuvraj Singh failed to impress as he was bowled out by Riaz on a golden duck. © Reuters Tendulkar was hungry for the win, he wanted his 100th century and he wanted it against Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final. However, as the oldest veteran of the team, he also knew better than to lose his wicket in haste. 
Slowly but steadily, he struck 11 fours and never in his innings lofted a shot for a maximum, except that one time when he failed to keep it down and âBoom Boomâ Afridi caught him out at cover in the 37th over. The hope of watching their God complete the unprecedented journey of scoring 100 tons came to a crashing halt for millions of his fans. © Reuters Nonetheless, his 85 runs turned out to be enough to hold off Afridiâs batting-order as it was backed up by some fine bowling by the lastest team inductee, Nehra ji who, while giving away just 33 runs and picking up two wickets in his 10 overs, became the most efficient bowler against Pakistan. 
Other Indian bowlers in Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, all scalped two wickets each, as well. Most High Voltage World Cup Match India Vs Pakistan#OnThisDay in 2011 Sachin Tendulkar Made 85 Runs in WC Semi Final Mohali.
6 WC ODIs Vs Pak#SachinTendulkar Played 5 Match
Sachin Won M.O.M 3 times
INDIA WON ALL

How Old Were You When India Beat Pakistan in 2011.? pic.twitter.com/zCNzdyKhdN â Sachinð®ð³ Tendulkar FC CrickeTendulkar (@CrickeTendulkar) March 30, 2020India won the match by 29 runs and went on to the final of the 2011 World Cup to meet Kumar Sangakkaraâs Sri Lankan squad for the ultimate recognition at Tendulkarâs home ground in Mumbai.
As far as the match against Pakistan was concerned, the little master turned out to be godsent for Dhoni and Co. He was crowned a well earned âMan of the Match,â before he went on to address the Mohali crowd: âI would like to thank everybody in Mohali for the terrific support. The team played brilliantly. The way we bowled and fielded was awesome.â © Reuters âInitially, Viru got us off to a flier and we had to take our time and play out the spinners. We kept losing wickets which we did not want. Raina played well in the end,â he said in the post-match interview.
âGoing back to Mumbai is a great occasion. We want to focus on the job that is ahead. All the five matches against Pakistan have been memorable.â The second half of the ICC World Cup 2011 journey for the Men In Blue was rather unique. For every match that India won during the knockout rounds, you could pinpoint the very specific player who led us to the other side.  In the quarter-final, it was Yuvraj Singh, in the semis it was Sachin Tendulkar and in the final, it was going to be the then Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who would hit the greatest six of his career to win the World Cup trophy. 
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PM Modi Shares His Lockdown Fitness Routine & That�s All The Monday Motivation We Need

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
यà¥à¤ हॠतॠरà¥à¤ नहà¥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.

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10 Times When Diljit�s Sense Of Style Was More Insane Than Anything Ranveer Has Ever Worn

An actor, a singer, a songwriter, a TV presenter, and a social media star -  there are a number of feathers that Diljit Dosanjh has added to his cap over the years. So great is his fan following that he legitimately is, a bonafide style icon for a number of people. 
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh From quirky accessories to extremely loose and baggy silhouettes, and even dressing up like a traffic cone, there have been a number of instances when Diljitâs outfits have stolen the limelight from everything and everyone around him. That is not a bad thing though - people often dress up to impress and make a resounding statement, donât they? Well, here are 10 instances when Diljitâs sense of style outdid anything that Ranveer Singh has worn, proving that when it comes to having an eccentric and zany sense of style, Ranveerâs not the only king of the jungle.
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh Leave it up to our Bollywood celebs to dress up in an outfit that is completely neon and still this fashionable. An outfit that comes completely from Prada, Diljit does look his eccentric and zany self in this one.
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh We know Diljitâs a fan of baggy silhouettes, but this one just pushes the envelope to a whole new level.
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh Although we wouldnât even dare to wear velvet pants in like a million years, Diljit does what only Diljit can. And that shirt with a melange of prints? Again, something that only he can pull off.
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh Are ugly Christmas sweaters only acceptable on Christmas? Not if youâre Diljit. Seriously man, where does he get these ideas from? Thatâs a seriously dope one, especially because of its non-conformist colours.
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh And finally, we have this one. An all-black monochrome outfit that has been decked out with a technical-looking outer. The T-shirt and/or the jacket almost looks like a bullet-proof jacket. And no, thatâs not a costume from his films or a music video where he is dodging bullets.
© Instagram/diljitdosanjh Bollywood celebrities hire a stylist to deck them out and make them look good, make them look as stylish and fashionable as possible. However, Diljit has gone on record and said that he does not have a stylist and often picks his pieces himself. And we see why. When youâve got this zany a sense of style, and are this capable of coming up with outfits and ensemble ideas on your own, you yourself qualify as a designated style god. 
Take a bow, Diljit!
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Unsung Heroes: Indian Sportsmen Who're Manning Roads & Fulfilling Their Cop Duties Amid COVID-19

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 ??
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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, 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  View this post on InstagramPrevention is the only cure for Coronavirus,Letâs be together and fight with this Pandemic situation..Please cooperate with us ð®ð³Jai Hindð®ð³A post shared by (@jogi23sharma) 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  View this post on Instagramâªà¤à¤¾à¤¨à¤µà¤° à¤à¤¦à¤®à¥ फ़रिशà¥à¤¤à¤¾ à¤à¤¼à¥à¤¦à¤¾â¬ âªà¤à¤¦à¤®à¥ à¤à¥ हà¥à¤ सà¥à¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥à¤ à¤à¤¼à¤¿à¤¸à¥à¤®à¥à¤...⬠âª....⬠âªðð»ðð»â¬ âª#AKhiladi â¬A post shared by (@akhilkumarboxer) 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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New OnePlus 8 Series Phones Are Coming Very Soon & They'll Come In These Stunning New Colours

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected a lot of businesses in more ways than one. Smartphone makers, among many other manufacturers, are also having a hard time, both manufacturing and selling new devices. To that effect, OnePlus, which was set to introduce its new phones, had to delay the launch because of the on-going pandemic. However, the CEO of the company has now confirmed that the new phones will be launched very soon and won't be delayed further due to COVID-19. © Winfuture OnePlus CEO Pete Lau tweeted out saying how difficult it has been for the company to delay the launch multiple times already. He noted that the launch date will not get pushed any further and they're ready to move forward.
"These are difficult times for us all, and Iâve been pained to see how the pandemic has unfolded and already hurt so many, both directly and indirectly," he said in his tweet. You can read the complete tweet thread below - These are difficult times for us all, and Iâve been pained to see how the pandemic has unfolded and already hurt so many, both directly and indirectly (1/4) â Pete Lau (@PeteLau) March 29, 2020While we don't know when exactly the new phones are going to be launched in the market, we do have a new leak that gives us an idea about the new colour options. It looks like the new OnePlus 8 series phones, whenever they decide to launch them, will come in three different color variants.
A very reliable source has leaked a ton of new render images of an upcoming OnePlus phone. We're looking at three new colors i.e. Interstellar Glow, Glacial Green, and Onyx Black. Besides the Onyx Black, both are new colors and they look incredibly cool. #OnePlus8 Official Renders have leaked! I know what the marketing name for these colours will be:
-Interstellar Glow
-Glacial Green
-Onyx Black
Looks amazing in my opinion! What do you think?
Source: @rquandt / https://t.co/sd7Pw4nGHg pic.twitter.com/FWMlSuZzii â Ishan Agarwal (@ishanagarwal24) March 29, 2020We already know pretty much everything about the new OnePlus phones, including their specs. So now, we just have to wait for the official pricing and availability details. 

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5 South Indian Stars Who Donated Towards Corona Relief Fund Proving They Are Heroes In Real Life

The entire worldâs economic condition is slowing down due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. but while we still have the privilege of sitting at home and buying essential commodities, some people such as daily wage workers and the homeless are in a fix.  In the wake of lot of people coming forward to donate towards the corona relief fund,  a lot of South Indian celebrities are coming together and pitching in to make donations towards the relief funds.   Here is a list of South-Indian superstars  who are doing a great job by making donations to fight the Coronavirus outbreak: 1. Rajnikanth © Lyca Productions South Superstar Rajnikant was the first celebrity who came forward and donated Rs. 50 Lakhs to help the daily wage workers amid the Coronavirus Outbreak.
2. Prabhas © The Beginnning Baahubali actor Prabhas also recently announced that he will donate Rs. 4 crores to help people affected by the pandemic.  According to news reports, Rs. 3 crores will be contributed towards the PM National Relief Fund and Rs 50 lakh will go to each CM Relief Funds of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. 
3. Pawan Kalyan  View this post on Instagram#PawanKalyan ð¥°A post shared by (@pawankalyan.k) Pawan Kalyan came forward and announced on Twitter that he will donate Rs. 50 Lakhs for each government of Telugu states and Rs. 1 crore towards the PM relief fund.  I will be donating Rs.50 Lakhs each to both AP and Telangana CM relief funds to fight against Corona pandemic. â Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) March 26, 2020I will be donating Rs.1 crore to PM relief fund to support our https://t.co/83OmZ9biYX Sri @narendramodi ji,in turbulent times like this. His exemplary and inspiring leadership would truly bring our country from this Corona pandemic. â Pawan Kalyan (@PawanKalyan) March 26, 2020Ram Charan  View this post on InstagramâRAAM RAAMâA post shared by (@alwaysramcharan) Following the footsteps of Pawan Kalyan, Ram charan also announced on Twitter that will be make a contribution of Rs 70 Lakhs.  He wrote, âHope this tweet finds you in good health. At this hour of crisis, inspired by @PawanKalyan garu, I want to do my bit by contributing to aid the laudable efforts of our governments.â Hope this tweet finds you in good health. At this hour of crisis, inspired by @PawanKalyan garu, I want to do my bit by contributing to aid the laudable efforts of our governments...
Hope you all are staying safe at home! @TelanganaCMO @AndhraPradeshCM @PMOIndia @KTRTRS pic.twitter.com/Axnx79gTnI â Ram Charan (@AlwaysRamCharan) March 26, 2020
4. Chiranjeevi Konidela View this post on Instagramâ à°®à±à°à±à°à± à°à°¦à°¾ à°à°¨à°¿ వదిలà±à°¸à±à°¤à±, ... ... " my duty every morning #21daylockdown #StayHomeStaySafeA post shared by (@chiranjeevikonidela) Chiranjeevi deciced to help the most affected by the pandemic, he announced that he will donate Rs. 1 crore to help daily wage workers and lower income group of their film fraternity.  Checkout the tweet here- The lockdown situation while mandatory to deal with the #CoronaCrisis,also adversely impacts the lives of daily wage workers & lower income groups in the country including the #TeluguFilmIndustry.Keeping this in mind I am donating Rs.1 Cr for providing relief to the Film workers. â Chiranjeevi Konidela (@KChiruTweets) March 26, 20205. Mahesh Babu View this post on InstagramHappy birthday to my director @anilravipudi ! Filming with you has been all-in-all, an incredible experience! Wishing you happiness, success & many more blockbusters! ð¤ð¤ð¤A post shared by (@urstrulymahesh) Mahesh Babu urged the citizens to abide by the rules that are put down b the government and also announced that he will donate Rs. 1 crore to the CM relief fund of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.  Let's battle the COVID-19 as a nation! I urge everyone to follow the rules put forth by our Government. My deepest gratitude for all your efforts @PMOIndia @TelanganaCMO @KTRTRS @AndhraPradeshCM @ysjagan. Humanity will rise and we will win this war! #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/csfdtaZPWy â Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) March 26, 2020Many celebrities in Bollywood have now started coming forward, announcing their donations. Kapil Sharma, Akshay Kumar and recently Kartik Aaryan have donated towards corona relief fund.

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