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F.R.I.E.N.D.S Quiz

Friends Quiz India: Friends fans, how many of these were you able to get right?                    
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Billie Eilish’s Air Jordan Sneaker Collab Leaked Online & It’s As Quirky As Her Sense Of Style

We have often seen rappers and musicians collab with sneaker manufacturers and come up with some of the most iconic sneakers of all times.  Kanye West, for example, practically revived Adidas’ sneakers line up, with his iconic Yeezy line of sneakers. © AFP Now, Billie Eilish seems to be the latest pop star to take sneaker designing and launching her own line of sneakers.
© Instagram/billieeilish Billie Eilish is all set to release her new line of sneakers, which were made in collaboration with Nike’s Jordan. The sneakers will be a refresh of the classic Air Force 1 silhouette, with some minor, but mighty impressive tweaks.
© Instagram/billieeilish Weeks before the launch though, images of the refreshed sneakers were ‘leaked’ online. 
The 'Bad Guy' singer has been a massive sneakerhead ever since she came into the public eye. Pick any of her public appearances since 2015, and you will see her wearing some of the coolest kicks any sneakerhead would give a leg and an arm to have. © Instagram/billieeilish Naturally, it was only time before she too got into the sneaker game.
Going by the ‘leaked’ images it might be a little hard for a regular person to spot the difference between a regular pair of Air Force 1’s and the ones designed by Billie Eilish, which are being called the Air Jordan 1 KO. © Hypebeast First off, there are the obvious neon colourways that we will be seeing. On the tongue, instead of a label that says “Nike Air Jordan,” we see her signature “Blohsh” insignia or the image of a man with his shoulder raised.
© Hypebeast Other than this, we also see that in the insole, we get Billie’s own branding instead of the traditional Air Jordan branding. The original package will also contain a small notebook, alluding to Billie’s abilities as a songwriter.
© Hypebeast The sneakers are set to drop in a few weeks and major sneaker publications are expecting it to cost around $120 dollars. 
While there are no reports about the kicks coming to India and if they eventually do drop here, be prepared to shell out about Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000 for a pair. © Hypebeast Sneakerheads, especially if they’re hardcore fans of Billie Eilish, better get their hands on these when they can, because within days of these dropping, before they show up in the resell market at exorbitant markups.

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As Someone Who Identifies As Bisexual, Here Are 5 Things I Am Tired Of Hearing On Dating Apps

“Sexuality shouldn't define anyone. It doesn't define me. Love should be at the core of what you do.”
- Jessie J (Singer/Songwriter) When I came out as bisexual in 2015, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by friends & family that understood and supported my decision. But, many are not so fortunate. We hear stories about parents rejecting their kids, queerphobic messages on social media that hamper our mental health and just a fear of being cast off by society.  Even though we are all moving towards creating a more inclusive and accepting world, every member of the LGBTQIA+ community faces some stereotype or other on a daily basis.  © A Little Late With Lilly Singh I was subjected to my fair share of creepy, indecent and crass remarks as a bisexual on dating apps. Yes, you read that right, even people our age who are supposed to be “woke” and “inclusive” have no understanding of how to speak to an out and proud queer individual. 
So, grab your notebook and take note of things that no bisexual wants to hear: 1. “Threesome?”This is a patent question that I get asked on every dating app that I have ever used. As soon as my match finds out that I am bisexual the only thing that they are interested in knowing is whether I have in the past or would be open to having a threesome in the future.  © Instagram/ Pritish Nandy Communications My sexuality is not a way for you to live out your sexual fantasy!
2. “I Can’t Even Imagine Being With A Man”Okay? So, don’t. Me being bisexual is not an indication for every straight man to walk the same road but it is definitely time to learn what not to say!  Finding other men attractive does not make you gay, complementing their outfit does not make you gay, having a fashion sense does not make you gay similarly matching with an LGBTQIA+ member is not an opening for you to showcase how straight you are.  __ECOMPRODUCT__1800__ 3. “Your Oral Skills Must Be Through The Roof”Whenever I hear this statement, it makes me want to delete the app and give up on mankind. It is crass, cheap, in poor taste and just unsophisticated to make this statement.  MensXP Me being bisexual is not about my sexual skills and it is statements like these that will make every straight & bisexual woman cringe and unmatch. 4. “Are You Sure You Are Not A Lesbian?”If I had a rupee for every time someone asked me this question, I would 100% be a millionaire. What people fail to understand is that bisexuality is not a pit stop towards becoming a lesbian.  There are many people who are curious about being with the same sex and while that is absolutely okay, it is important to remember that Bisexuality & Bi-curiosity are two different things. __ECOMPRODUCT__1801__ 5. “Bisexuality Is Not A Real Thing”This is the statement that makes every other line seem insignificant. Whether you are gay, lesbian, trans, asexual or a part of the LGBTQIA+ community in any other way, you have heard this statement in some form or other.  © Instagram/ Happiest Season I can choose to love both men & women, I can choose to build a relationship in the way I see fit. Bisexuality is real because it is what I feel!
To Wrap It UpIt is 2021 and the time to fix our mindset towards the members of the LGBTQIA+ community is long past gone. This Pride Month, we need to start listening to our queer friends and family members, we need to fight for their right to love and most importantly we need to educate ourselves so that every one of us can be a true ally to this community. Explore More
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Sudeep & Nadiadwala Also Banned For Cheating At Chess Event, Aamir Khan & Yuzi Chahal On Radar

‘Checkmate COVID’ was a charity event that was supposed to be about raising awareness and funds for those struggling under the ongoing pandemic in India. Instead, it turned out to be a display of how far some of our biggest celebrities would go to win the smallest of accomplishments. On Monday night, Indian Chess Grandmaster and coach Srinath Narayanan shared a couple of screenshots of two massive names of the Indian film industry - actor, director, and produce Kichcha Sudeep as well as producer Sajid Nadiadwala, both of whom had their accounts banned by chess.com for using unfair means to win matches.  Everyone suspected this. I didn't want to be the judge, jury, executioner. Now the truth of this whole thing is out and clear. pic.twitter.com/SqSbqpqRcf — Srinath Narayanan (@nsrinath69) June 14, 2021 On Monday morning, news broke that India’s youngest billionaire, Nikhil Kamath had cheated to win a match against the biggest name there has ever been in the history of Indian chess - Viswanathan Anand and that the event organisers had banned Kamath’s profile for similar reasons as well. Later in the day, Anand put out a very subtle tweet that was full of context while expressing he had no awareness of his opponents using computers and other people’s intelligence to try to beat him.   He added that he had expected everyone to keep the ethics of the game in mind while playing. Yesterday was a celebrity simul for people to raise money It was a fun experience upholding the ethics of the game.I just played the position onthe board and expected the same from everyone . pic.twitter.com/ISJcguA8jQ — Viswanathan Anand (@vishy64theking) June 14, 2021 “Yesterday was a celebrity simul for people to raise money It was a fun experience upholding the ethics of the game.I just played the position on the board and expected the same from everyone,” he wrote on Twitter.  During the day, Kamath not only acknowledged the fact that his 99% accuracy match against Anand was a result of additional help from computers and other people, but he also apologised to the Indian legend on a couple of occasions. @vishy64theking in my head, it was just a fun game we amateurs were playing against the greatest chess champ from India to raise funds for charity. But still gives no excuse for what I did. It was wrong and I sincerely apologize. — Nikhil Kamath (@nikhilkamathcio) June 14, 2021 “... in my head, it was just a fun game we amateurs were playing against the greatest chess champ from India to raise funds for charity. But still gives no excuse for what I did. It was wrong and I sincerely apologize,” Kamath wrote in response to Anand’s tweet.  Unfortunately, with a trend forming with all the major celebrities trying illegal ways to show their dominance on the chessboard, fans have started questioning whether someone like actor Aamir Khan or cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal - an avid chess player in his childhood, would have also used these hacks or were they clean? guess only Arijit and Aamir played honestly — Priyanka ✪ (@eruditepriya) June 14, 2021There were others. Manu Jain, Yuzi and Ritesh. Yuzi is a hardworking sportsperson, he would not stoop to such a low or disrespect a legend. He loves Cricket and Chess. If anything, he might have seen the other games and knew then and there what was happening and felt disgusted. — Nitin Jain (@nitin525jain) June 15, 2021Almost everyone cheated except Chahal — Shashank KR (@Shashan93230927) June 15, 2021
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Some Microsoft Employees Slept In Data Centres During Pandemic So That We Could Enjoy The Internet

Some Microsoft employees chose to sleep in the software company’s data centres during the height of the coronavirus pandemic. While most of Microsoft’s employees worked from home after the breakout, some employees were so important that they had to work on-site.  Microsoft has several data centres that contain servers for online services like Microsoft Teams, Skype, Xbox Live and other cloud-related infrastructure for third party customers. Essentially, Microsoft workers slept at data centres so that we could enjoy these services while stuck at home.  © Microsoft Speaking to CNBC, Kristen Roby Dimlow, corporate vice president for total rewards, performance and human resources business insights, said “I heard amazing stories about people actually sleeping in data centres,”
“In certain countries, there was huge lockdown, and so we would have our own employees choose to sleep in the data centre because they were worried they’d get stuck at a roadblock, trying to go home.” Data centres aren’t the ideal place for someone to sleep as hot air dissipated from servers and cold air comes from cooling units to prevent the servers from overheating. It's not known where exactly Microsoft employees slept and how many. © Reuters Having said that, employees were allowed to work from home if they needed and felt anxious coming to data centres. Employees were also provided transportation to and from these data centres and were allowed to stay in hotels. 
“We had to in some cases go to shift work, day and night, to get the work done within the same schedule,” Walsh said. Microsoft is now introducing flexible working for most of its 160,000 employees around the world. The new policy will let employees spend less than half their week working remotely without manager approval. Microsoft also installed eye-level cameras in meeting rooms so that people can make eye contact with their virtual teammates.  Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella has already said that he believed most employees would still want a desk in physical offices, rather than working from home permanently. However, the company said that employees who returned to the office in spring 2021 are spending much less time than they did before the pandemic.
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‘Gadar’ Director Talks About Vision Behind Sunny’s Hand Pump Scene, Calls Film ‘Indian Titanic’

Gadar: Ek Prem Katha is for sure one of the biggest films in India since the turn of the century.   The Sunny Deol and Ameesha Patel starrer, set in the partition era, was a massive hit when it released and remains a film that people continue to revisit to this day. From songs like Main Nikla Gaddi Leke to iconic scenes like Sunny Deol uprooting a hand pump and mouthing slogans of Hindustan Zindabad in Pakistan, this movie has its own separate fan base. The movie has completed 20 years of its release and many people back then wanted to know director Anil Sharma’s vision behind the iconic hand pump scenes as many intellectuals questioned it and called it a very impractical approach. Sharing his vision behind the scene, he told Hindustan Times, “When I was writing the scene, I felt like throwing the entire building on Amrish Puri (his character, Ashraf Ali). But that was not practical. So, I decided to put the handpump in the scene. It was not just about uprooting the handpump, it was an outburst of emotions. It was symbolic." He added, "When people asked me how can it be possible, I told them, 'When Lakshman needed sanjeevani (herb) in Ramayan, Hanuman picked up the entire mountain.' Tara Singh may not be Hanuman but he can uproot a hand pump. We believe (in Hanuman's deeds) as we are emotionally involved. It (the scene) was creative liberty we took, and every person sitting in the theatre watching Gadar: Ek Prem Katha related with the emotions and clapped for the sequence. Many intellectuals do not understand this as they believe in working on logic alone." Here’s the video of the scene:   The director also gave it back to those who found it too far-fetched and said that they aren’t emotional enough to understand the outburst of Sunny’s character Tara’s anger. “Not many people agreed with the scene when it was written. Most intellectuals felt it was too far-fetched. I do not say intellectual people are not emotional, they are. But they believe in logic, they believe two and two make four. But for emotions, two and two can make five, or, even ten. There are no definitions for emotions and that scene was about the emotional outburst,” he said. © Zee Studios He further elaborated, “People lay down their lives for their country, a mother may do so for her child, or lovers sacrifice their lives for their loved ones. These do not fall under any definition of logic (but they do happen). Love can be defined beyond logic. Logic is a very materialistic thing, that involves mathematics and science. But few things are beyond science.”
© Zee Studios The movie is etched in the hearts of the Indian audience. Gadar broke the record previously set by Sholay for most tickets sold for a Hindi film. 
In another interview with Indian Express, he talked about the success that the movie got and compared it with the Titanic. He said, “When I was making Gadar, I understood that it’ll become India’s Titanic and it did become one. When the record of tickets was revealed, we got to know its sale was even more than Titanic. Such was its footfall. To this day, it is said that Gadar had the maximum sale of tickets and footfall seen by any movie in India. We’ve had bigger filmmakers in our industry, but this is God’s blessing that my film created such a record. You see the magic is still the same when it airs on television even today.” Do you agree with his statements? Let us know in the comments section below.
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ICC Announces Prize Money For All WTC Teams & Fans Congratulate Pakistan For Wrong Reasons

With the World Test Championship finals less than four days away, the International Cricket Council (ICC) revealed the division of prize money which will be split into all the squads that participated based on what was their final position at the end of the tournament. Prize money distribution by ICC for World Test Championship participants:

Winners - 11.71cr.

Runner ups - 5.85cr.

Australia - 3.3cr.
England - 2.5cr.
Pakistan - 1.5cr.
Rest of the teams - 73 Lakhs. https://t.co/S9TmCX3tmW — Rohit1️⃣8️⃣ (@rohit_rathod18) June 14, 2021 Essentially, the winner of the one-off final between India and New Zealand will bag $1.6 million or roughly Rs. 11.71 crore while the team at the losing end will receive $8,00,000 (approximately Rs. 5.85 crore. In the case of a draw, both sides will end up splitting the money equally as they will also share the title. And while we are yet to see who wins the big money and who becomes the runners-up, prize money for the rest of the squads has already been allotted based on where they stood in the WTC points table. Winner of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final between India and New Zealand will take home the prize money of USD 1.6 million along with the ICC Test Championship Mace: International Cricket Council pic.twitter.com/fVg4JL8jyn — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2021 Therefore, Australia (3rd) will receive Rs. 3.3 crore, England (4th) will receive Rs. 2.5 crore, Pakistan (5th) will receive Rs. 1.5 crore and the rest of the teams that participated will get Rs. 73 lakh each. Fans of international cricket were thoroughly surprised after learning how big of a prize-money the ICC has kept for the top two sides and also the fact that every single squad playing in the tournament will receive some sort of hefty token regardless of how nicely or poorly they did. Having said that, trolls and critics of the Pakistan squad did not let this opportunity pass by and started “congratulating” them for whatever amount they will be getting. Now imran khan will take this 1.5 cr to reduce loan from china — 🇮🇳KING KOHLI (MASKED) (@Doc_Cricketer) June 14, 2021PSL ka budget badh jaayega chalo achha hai — Cricket lover (@Cricket18_17) June 14, 2021PCB rn pic.twitter.com/AKv75RXLBi — Ram ch. Bhatra 🇮🇳 (@rcbhatra) June 14, 20211.5 Cr will definitely boost the economy of Pakistan — Ayush (@shutupayushh) June 14, 2021pakistan ki economy aachi hu jaayengi — 𝙰𝚋𝚑𝚊𝚜 (spy) (@whoabhas) June 14, 2021The Indian cricket team had themselves a practice intra-squad match just to warm up to the English conditions while the New Zealand squad as intimidating as ever, especially after winning the two-Test championship against England, despite their skipper Kane Williamson sitting out with an elbow injury. Assuming that the injury isn’t too severe, the skipper should be back before the big game. Virat Kohli and the Men in Blue will lock horns against the Blackcaps for the first-ever World Test Championship between 18-22 June at the Ageas Bowl cricket stadium in Southampton.
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Krafton Officials Met With The Indian Embassy In Korea Weeks Before PUBG Mobile Ban & Here's Why

Officials from Krafton, the maker of PUBG on PC and consoles met with the Indian Embassy in Korea a few weeks before the PUBG Mobile ban.  According to an RTI request filed by MediaNama, it was discovered that Krafton Inc. met with officials at the Indian Embassy on August 13th, 2020.  © Google Maps It’s worthy to point out that a few weeks later, on September 2nd PUBG Mobile was banned by India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. 
PUBG Mobile was developed by Chinese video games company, Tencent, who had been accused of violating privacy and data theft after border skirmishes with China last year. In fact, a whole array of Chinese apps were targeted for the same reason, which led to the ban of TikTok, Ali Express and other apps. Tencent is also Krafton’s second-biggest stakeholder with an ownership of 15.5 per cent.  Due to Tencent’s involvement in Krafton’s business, many Indian politicians have started to call a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India, the company’s replacement for PUBG Mobile.  However, it is difficult to ascertain the reason behind Krafton’s meeting with the Indian Embassy at the moment. In the RTI, the Indian Embassy did not detail the emails it received from Krafton citing “stringent Korean Privacy laws.”  It was also discovered that the Indian Embassy in Korea did not maintain any records of the request by Krafton. Having said that, the Indian Embassy did confirm that the meeting with Krafton involved the Korean company’s planned investments in India. Two months after the meeting, Krafton did announce its intention to invest US$100 million in India.  © Krafton Krafton is gearing up to launch Battlegrounds Mobile India sometime this month which awfully looks similar to PUBG Mobile. In fact, the game may even have similar gameplay to Tencent’s PUBG Mobile. The company has also come under scrutiny by key BJP leaders and MPs who have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding a ban on the launch of the PUBG clone. 
Earlier today, it was reported that India’s MeitY does not have the power to ban the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India. Additionally, it looks like both Apple and Google are reluctant to allow Krafton to launch the game on their respective app stores “due to the controversial nature of the app."  Source: MediaNama
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'I wish I Didn’t Have To Wait 25 Yrs To Realise My Father Could Also Be My Best Friend'

For most of my teenage years till young adulthood, my father and I had shared a relationship burdened by unmet expectations, unfamiliarity and emotional distance. What often confused me was the drastically different man our friends and family described, as compared to the person I experienced at home. As is common with most Indian dads, mine also preferred a relatively inaccessible demeanour within the confines of our house. Growing Up Distant  This often left my young mind a tad concerned as well as disoriented. For he was also the man who accompanied my mother to all my PTMs, took interest in my hobbies and kept tabs on my accomplishments. While I appreciated him for all this, I still wasn’t able to get through to him emotionally, or so I felt. The inability of our relationship to enable a connection between us turned us into strangers. © iStock I may have been 15 when my grades started slipping; after all I had just been introduced to the fantastic world of sports. My new found rebellion found a way to irk my father. Truth be told, I was just glad it elicited a reaction. 
I seemed hell-bent on testing every boundary that had been set. From here onwards the rules of engagement had changed. For the next few years, my father and I constantly found most of our interactions, even innocuous conversations, regress into elaborate arguments and clashes.   Shared VulnerabilityBy the time I reached college the gulf between my father and I had widened into a full blown cold war, we’d barely see each other since I preferred never being home. Winter was fast approaching, but not faster than the news of my grandfather’s demise.  I remember easing into an emotionally catatonic state as I entered my house. For most parts of my childhood my grandfather had been my primary caretaker, he witnessed my first words as well as my first steps. I’d often wondered how my father and grandfather could have been such polar opposites. I guess we really do try to avoid turning into our fathers. © iStock My dad was standing in the corner, gathered in his emotions, a few feet away from my grandfather’s resting body. He made his way to me through the horde of people that surrounded him. With tears flowing rapidly, he hugged me. 
I had never seen my father be vulnerable, let alone cry. My mind went from confused to conflicted to calm.  As my eyes started to well up, I realized that our cold war had started to thaw. Things Change, Sometimes For The BetterIt was several years later, after my father had retired from his work, that him and I actually struck up a proper relationship. Ranging from politics to piety, we picked each other's brains on everything under the sun.  It was on one of those nights where we bonded over a drink that I asked him," Dad, why did you never show this side to you while I was growing up?" He told me," I always wanted to. But I felt that it was my responsibility to ensure you didn't face the difficulties I did while growing up. We don't come from a lot of money. So my priority was to ensure that you guys never went hungry. And you can now understand how stressful things get at work. I never wanted to bring the stress home, but I guess that was the price to pay, or so I thought. Also, emotions were not my forte back then.  I was barely holding things together, and showing any of that to you... it just wouldn't have been a good influence on you. Seems silly in hindsight, but it's the truth." © iStock The man I saw cry that day may have been imperfect, but his tears made me realize that he was a man of his circumstances as well. A creation of his times. And unfortunately, times had been tougher back then, with crueller and harder demands.
In our attempts to view our fathers as all knowing, all powerful superheroes we forget that they were young immature humans at some point as well. Although I wish I didn’t have to wait 25 years to realize that my father could also be my best friend, but I'm glad the realization eventually dawned upon me.
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7 High-Risk Indian Govt Jobs Which Can Change The ‘Sarkari Naukri’ Concept For A Lot Of People

When one mentions the term Sarkari Naukri, most people will picture the quintessential government employee from that famous series Office Office starring Pankaj Kapur as Mr Mussadi Lal, who is an aam admi facing the wrath of people working in a government office.
Trust me, we all have grown up listening to the tales of how an uncle employed in the LIC or the SBI is enjoying the perks even after retirement and that a corporate job will never give you that kind of respect which comes with a government job.   However, there is more to this tag than mere white-collar jobs requiring you to sit at a desk and work from 9 to 5.  Here are some high-risk government jobs which are not just cool but extremely rewarding for anyone who dares to take them up: 1. RAW Agent © BCCL We all have watched enough movies to get an idea of how the life of a secret agent or an undercover cop is layered with risks. 
While the adrenaline rush is an advantage for some, this job is extremely tough and requires you to risk your life in the name of national security. 2. DRDO Researcher  © DRDO Not all engineers go to IIM’s or land up a software job. 
Some of them have the passion to do some mad research and contribute to the country’s military technology and that’s where this dynamic profile comes into place.  The risk is not physical as such but your research contributes to the future of technology so, naturally, the recruitment process is tough. 3. ISRO Scientist © TOI Another extremely high potential and risky government job out there. 
ISRO is the national space agency and the reason behind India’s success in the space technology world.  Being a scientist here means you carry a lot of trade secrets and while that’s thrilling, it is an extremely rewarding service to contribute towards the country’s bright future. 4. The Armed Forces © Twitter No amount of justification can probably explain the daring and the risky nature of this commendable job which constitutes not just the Indian Army, but our Navy, Air Force and even our brave coast guards. 
The wonderful brave defence personnel who are working day and night for the protection of this country are the very reason we get to sleep in peace. 5. Forest Ranger © YouTube This government profession is also for the daring at heart. As the name suggests, your job as a forest ranger mostly consists of you guarding and protecting the flora and fauna, the wildlife and even the tribal life of the area designated to you. 
One needs to hold a bachelor's degree in a field related to Zoology, Agriculture, Botany or anything from this field and clear the Forest Reserve exam ( both written and physical).  You get to live in the lap of Mother Nature, travel to lands restricted to the general public, while protecting the land at the same time. 6. Intelligence Bureau Officer  © Twitter Another important government job related to the field of national security, an IB officer’s duty includes staying vigilant 24*7, making plans to keep our country safe from outside terror activities and threats and predict future attacks.
7. Archaeologist  © Twitter_joseph T Noony One needs to clear the UPSC exam to be recruited by the ASI and work as an archaeologist in India. 
The main risk that one faces is saving the origins of any piece of the history they touch or research. This is a very satisfying government job for people who are passionate about human history and wish to contribute to this field.
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7 Best Performances From 'Indian Idol 12' That Got Over 10 Million Views On YouTube

Indian Idol has been one of the longest running and most watched singing reality shows since it first aired in 2004 (yeah, we were kids). The craze around it is still the same as before and if anything, it is bigger than ever with a huge following. People not only watch the show religiously but hype up their favourite contestants, share their opinions and if need be, don’t hold back from calling out any biases or unfair decisions on the show via social media.
© Instagram That is how much the desi audience is involved with the show and its contestants. It is also evident by the number of views on the Indian Idol performances on YouTube. It’s astounding. Some of the best and outstanding performances of the current season have surpassed the 10 million views benchmark but it is all for a reason.
© Instagram These performances are hair-raising to say the least. I mean, I might have watched a couple of performances about a dozen times while writing this, because they are so darn good.
Not only did they get a round of applause and a standing ovation but also got the fans going back to them and listening to them on loop. © Instagram In case you are wondering which of the performances touched the hearts of the audience the most, here are seven most viewed videos on YouTube that the fans can’t seem to get enough of.   
1. ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’ by Arunita Kanjilal: 54 million  Arunita sang this song originally sung by the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar and got a standing ovation by all three judges in the end. This performance also got her a spot in the Top 14.  2. ‘Shayad’ by Pawandeep Rajan: 31 million The audition video of Pawandeep Rajan who is now one of the most loved singers on the show is also viewed over 30 million times. He performed a song from Love Aaj Kal on a piano and got a golden ticket.   3. ‘Teri Mitti’ by Pawandeep Rajan: 27 million  Another of Pawandeep’s performances, which is among the top viewed, is a patriotic song from Akshay Kumar’s Kesari on the occasion of Republic Day. His soulful voice made everyone in the audience emotional and teary-eyed.   4. ‘Keh Doon Tumhe’ by Arunita Kanjilal and Pawandeep Rajan: 25 million  When two of the best contestants on the show come together to perform, it is obvious that the video will blow up with likes and comments. Arunita and Pawandeep’s rendition of ‘Keh Doon Tumhe’ got even Neetu Kapoor grooving to the tunes.  5. ‘Mann Kyun Beheka’ by Sayali Kamble and Arunita Kanjilal: 19 million Sayali and Arunita picked this very melodious song which was sung by Lata ji and Asha Bhosle in Rekha’s Utsav. It’s safe to say that the young duo did complete justice to the song and the OG singers.   6. ‘Mere Kismat Mein Tu’ by Arunita Kanjilal: 19 million With Padmini Kohlapuri as the guest judge, Arunita sang a song from her movie Prem Rog that made the actress lip sync while enjoying her performance.  7. Medley by Pawandeep Rajan: 17 million Pawandeep sang a medley of ‘Ye Zameen Ga Rahi Hai’ and ‘Hoga Tumse Pyara Kaun’ in the same episode where Padmini Kolhapuri and Poonam Dillon were guest judges. His performance was so amazing that Himesh stood up and started dancing in between.  © Instagram And, here’s a bonus. Not just contestants, but the set members of the show are just as talented. A crew member Yuvraj who has been working on the set since past few seasons finally showed his singing talent by performing ‘Khel Mandala’ and left the judges and everyone stunned. The video has got 19 million views and is one of the most watched performance videos on YouTube.   He got a standing ovation by the judges and the audience couldn't help but sing praises for his marvelous performance in the comment section. 
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6 Awesome Investigative Mystery Shows Like ‘Mindhunter’ That Glue People To The Edge Of Their Seat

Investigative mystery shows work for most of us on so many different levels. 
© Netflix First, they allow us, the viewers to play the detectives, like most investigative shows. Plus, they also scratch the itch that we have for a good thriller story that is shrouded in mystery. 
Whether you pick literature, cinema, TV shows or web series, this is a formula that has always worked. © HBO These are shows that keep you engrossed, that just grab onto you and keep your attention hooked. A really well made investigative mystery show like the Mindhunter will always find a cult following.
© Universal Television Distribution Here are 6 investigative mystery shows that are, simply put, brilliant in every sense of the word. Almost as good, if not better, than Mindhunter:
1. Freud You’re literally watching Sigmund Freud, as an amateur detective, who’s investigating a spat of murders and disappearances.  As if that wasn’t cool enough, we see Freud get entangled with a ‘psychic’ and some occult. Think Sherlock Holmes: Game Of Shadows but on a better budget and shot in Vienna. 2. The Alienist If you haven’t watched the Alienist, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. The show is masterfully made and has a very gripping story.  You follow a group of amateur detectives (one’s a psychiatrist, one’s a cartoonist in a newspaper, and one’s a secretary) through the New York of the 1890s as they try and solve a murderer who kills young prostitute boys.  The second season is just as gripping, so you’re sorted for a whole weekend’s worth of binge. 3. Broadchurch Now, this is a show that not a lot of people are aware of, but if you are one of the few people who have actually watched this show in its entirety, you have great taste.  This is one of the best British television shows ever made, that’s just a fact. Of course, visually, the show is stunning. The story and the character development between each season is phenomenal.  If you haven’t watched this yet, do yourself a favour and, watch it as soon as you can. 4. The Killing The Killing is again one of those investigative mystery shows that follows all the classic tropes.  With that being said, the story feels very fresh. Do keep in mind, that this one is a little slow-paced at times. However, the show is absolutely worth a watch. 5. The Sinner As opposed to most investigative mystery shows, which explore the ‘who’ of the crime, as in “whodunnit,” The Sinner investigates the why. And don’t assume that these are your run of the mill criminals, they’re not.  Instead, we get to see a series of very ordinary people, murdering, looting and committing some of the most heinous crimes, without any memory of them doing it.  Seriously, this is a show that will keep you hooked till the very end. 6. Maigret Maigret is not suited for everyone. This is very slow-paced, and it does test your patience if you’re only interested in the story. The show has many nuances about class, gender, and a number of socio-political issues.  But at its core, it is an investigative mystery. Also, this is a great reminder for everyone who knows Rowan Atkinson just for his character Mr Bean. The range that the actor has is phenomenal.  7. True Detective Come on, you don’t expect us to have to explain to you why this is on the list, now, do you? This is hands down the best show on the list, especially if you’re one of those fans who only consider the first season.  Don’t get us wrong, the other two seasons are phenomenally made and are definitely worth a watch. But they don’t hold a candle to the first season. Actually, nothing does.  Also, if you aren’t in awe of Matthew McConaughey after watching this show, get yourself tested, there’s something seriously wrong with you. Which of these shows do you think is the best of the lot, and maybe even better than Mindhunter? Think there’s a show that we missed out here? Do let us know in the comments below.
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5 Bollywood Actors That Are All Set To Debut On OTT Platforms In 2021 & Entertain Us

The way we consume content these days has changed. Thanks to the upsurge in OTT platforms, we can now sit comfortably at home and enjoy versatile movies and shows. Bollywood stars, too, aren't a newbie to the OTT world. In 2020, several actors made their debut in this arena, including Abhishek Bachchan, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sushmita Sen, etc. The year 2021 will also witness an ingress of more B-town actors into the OTT space. Check it out. 1. Shahid Kapoor View this post on Instagram Shahid Kapoor will mark his digital debut in 2021. He announced that he has been working with Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK for an action-thriller series, which is untitled yet. He will be seen opposite Rashi Khanna. As per the news, this is an exciting project teemed with action scenes. Besides that, Shahid will also be seen in Jersey. 2. Madhuri Dixit Nene View this post on Instagram Madhuri's Dixit Nene needs no introduction. While many shows and movies create a buzz in the OTT arena, fans are awaiting Madhuri's Finding Anamika. As per reports, it's a suspense drama series in which a superstar goes missing. The show includes shocking lies and secrets that will keep us on the edge of our seats. Let's just hope that's true! 3. Ajay Devgn View this post on Instagram Ajay Devgn is all ready to set his foot into the OTT arena. He will debut in a crime-thriller, Rudra - The Edge Of Darkness. As per reports, it's based on the British series Luther. In an interview. Ajay mentioned that it's a highly intriguing story, and playing a cop is not new for him. Moreover, the character is intense and is possibly the greyest character he has pulled of late. 4. Sonakshi Sinha View this post on Instagram Sonakshi Sinha has given some power-packed performances in Bollywood. She is another star to join the OTT hood. The upcoming web series has been tentatively titled Fallen, and Sonakshi essays the role of a cop named Anjali Bharti. What we also know is that it's based on a real story. The cast wrapped up the shoot in March this year. 5. Juhi Chawla
Juhi Chawla will be seen in the OTT space as well. Amazon Prime Video recently announced its next series, starring many female celebrities, including Karishma Tanna, Sahana Goswami, Soha Ali Khan etc., for the show named Hush Hush. There isn't much news about the show, but it's touted as a thriller drama.
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6 Instances When Indian State Govts Stood Up For Trans People & Tried To Be Great Allies For Them

As compared to the other members of the LGBTQ+ community, people of the transgender community have it harder in India.  The stereotypes that the community is shrouded with certainly doesn’t make their lives easier. © BCCL Starting from being denied basic healthcare amenities, and housing, to being denied education and government jobs, people of the transgender community have faced endless trials and tribulations.
© BCCL This is where our elected governments should come in, ideally. Over the years, some state governments have stepped up and introduced legislation and policies that made their lives easier, in a very proactive manner. Other states, well, not so much.
© BCCL Here are 6 instances where state governments have stepped up and introduced initiatives, that have helped the Transgender community, massively:
1. Assam Allowing Trans People To Register For Civil Service Exam © BCCL Back in October 2020, the state government of Assam added ‘transgender’ as an option in the gender category for their state civil service examination forms. This made them the first Indian state to do so. 
This means that people from the community in the state can now get recruited as state police officers and as other different civil servants. 2. Odisha Police To Now Recruit Transgenders, Issue Application © BCCL The Odisha Police recently announced that they would too will start recruiting transgender people for posts such as sub-inspectors and constables. 
Furthermore, they have invited applications for the same.  3. Tamil Nadu & Kerala To Pay For Trans People's Gender Reassignment Surgeries © BCCL In 2018, Kerala became the second state after Tamil Nadu to offer financial aid to Trans People, who chose to go for reassignment surgery. 
Both the state governments offered up to Rs 2 Lakhs for the surgery, and some other costs for therapy sessions to adjust to life after reassignment.  Tamil Nadu was also one of the first states to have a Transgender Welfare Board, which was established way back in 2008. 4. Pension Scheme & Other Social Security - Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh & Andhra PradeshOver the years, some states have introduced several social security and pension schemes for people of the Transgender community. Although this isn’t exactly a solution, it has been noticed that states which have some form of a welfare board or social security program, start paying attention to issues such as education and jobs. 5. Dedicated Medical Boards & Sub-Committees For Trans People By Himachal Pradesh © BCCL Healthcare, in particular, has been one area where trans people have faced some of the most biases, mainly because of administrative issues, not medical ones. This is particularly bad in government-run hospitals. 
Back in 2016, Himachal Pradesh’s state government established dedicated Medical Boards & Sub-Committees, who were tasked with ensuring that the issues trans people have to deal with in getting adequate medical care, is dealt with urgently. 6. Maharashtra’s Transgender Welfare Board & Their Focus On EducationThen, there’s Maharashtra’s Transgender Welfare Board, which was set up in 2019. Apart from conducting health programmes and providing education and employment opportunities to transgender people, the board also facilitates students in the state, who wish to apply for scholarships.  They also have numerous welfare programmes, which aim to make it easier for trans people to avail government schemes and benefits, in a timely manner. The Bottom Line… While these states may already have robust systems in place to make lives easier for trans people, it is not enough, and a whole lot more needs to be done.  Reservation in educational institutions, government jobs are just a few of the things that are being deliberated. Other states seriously need to pull their socks up.  Most of them have only declared their intent to implement policies and measures that would help bring trans people for problems specific to them. Some, have not taken any actions, or haven’t made any such declarations at all.
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Here's How Much The 'Lagaan' Cast Earned For Acting In The Rs 65 Crore Grossing Superhit Film

Ashutosh Gowarikar's movie Lagaan has been exceptional for many reasons.   Even after being around for two decades, the cult movie still continues to rule our hearts. Aamir Khan's film made history in India and was also nominated for the Best Foreign Film category in 2002 for Oscars. While these are just some facts about the movie, another exciting thing is the cast's salaries. As we celebrate 20 years of Lagaan, let's take a quick look at the remuneration of the actors: 1. Aamir Khan as Bhuvan © Instagram/Aamir Khan Aamir Khan played the prominent role of Bhuvan in Lagaan. Bhuvan forms a cricket team in the village and teaches them to play the game to save the villagers from the cruelty of the tax. 
His character as Bhuvan is one of his best performances to date. As for his salary, he earned Rs 35 lakhs for this film. 2. Gracy Singh as Gauri © Aamir Khan Productions Gracy Singh floored us with her acting skills in Lagaan. The simple-looking village girl is Bhuvan's love interest in the movie. As for her salary, she took home Rs 8 Lakhs. 
Lagaan was Gracy's debut movie. 3. Yashpal Sharma as Lakha © Aamir Khan Productions Lakha plays the role of a woodcutter in the movie who likes Gauri. But due to her interest in Bhuvan, Lakha tries to disrupt Bhuvan's game. 
As the movie clocks 20 years, Yashpal recalled earning Rs 2 Lakh, whereas he would have settled for Rs 20,000 as well for the film. 4. Rachel Shelley as Elizabeth © Aamir Khan Productions Rachel Shelley plays the role of a white British woman named Elizabeth in Lagaan. She helps Bhuvan and his cricket team win against Captain Andrew Russell. She also falls in love with Bhuvan but eventually moves back to England. 
Her fee for Lagaan was Rs 5 Lakhs. 5. Paul Blackthorne as Captain Russell © Aamir Khan Productions The primary antagonist or villain of the movie, Paul, played the role of Captain Russell impeccably. As for his part, Paul charged Rs 7 Lakhs for the film, which is one of the highest after Aamir and Gracy Singh's pay.
6. Kulbhushan Kharbanda as Raja Puran Singh © Wikipedia Kulbhushan Kharbanda played the role of Raja Puran Singh, who tries to reason with the British captain to save the drought-stricken village. 
He gave quite a power-packed performance for the movie and charged Rs 3 Lakhs as his fee. 7. Suhasini Mulay as Yashodhama © Wikipedia The famous Marathi actor Suhasini Mulay played the role of Yashodhama. She is shown as Bhuvan's mother in the movie. 
As for her salary, she reportedly got around Rs 2 Lakhs for the film. 8. Raj Zutshi as Ismail © Wikipedia Known as the calm-headed cricketer of the team, Raj Zutshi essayed the role of Ismail quite fantastically. 
Despite getting injured, he continues to play the game. As for his fee, he charged Rs 2 Lakh. 9. Akhilendra Mishra as Arjan © Aamir Khan Productions Known to have given some of the best performances in Bollywood, Akhilendra's role as Arjan left us spellbound. 
Speaking of his fee, he got Rs 3 Lakhs. 10. Rajendra Gupta as Mukhiya Ji © IMDb Rajendra Gupta played the role of Mukhiya Ji in the movie, the village headman of Champaner. He charged Rs 1.5 Lakh.
11. Raghubir Yadav as Bhura © Aamir Khan Productions Even though no one was a master in cricket on the field, Bhura's decision-making skills made him a good player. As for his fee, it was Rs 2 Lakhs.
12. Pradeep Rawat as Deva Singh © Wikipedia Known as one of the best strategists in the team, Pradeep enacted the role of Deva Singh in a convincing manner. 
As for his remuneration for Lagaan, he got Rs 2 Lakh. 13. Aditya Lakhia as Kachra © Aamir Khan Productions We know who helped seal the deal at the end of the match. Kachra is shown as a socially rejected player, but the spinner takes the hattrick and plays a crucial role in the team. 
His fee was Rs 1 Lakh for the film.
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Remembering Sushant Singh Rajput Through His Words Of Wisdom & Understanding Of Life

Sushant Singh Rajput has left a void in people’s lives who genuinely loved him for his aura. A year has passed by already and it still feels like yesterday that the news started to flash everywhere that the beloved actor is no more. When my father informed me of the news that Sushant is no more, I told him that he must have got it wrong for sure or it must be a hoax.  I knew Sushant and we had the most meaningful conversations whenever we met or talked on the phone. The news of his untimely demise pierced right through my heart and Sunday (14th June 2020) couldn’t have been any worse. View this post on InstagramHis death did start many important conversations in Bollywood and many aspiring actors started to raise their voices against the injustice in the industry. Sushant has always been an important anchor for many youngsters who dare to dream big and make it big in Bollywood, without any strings or a godfather.  In an industry dominated by star kids, Sushant made his mark with movies like MS Dhoni: The Untold Story, Kai Po Che, and Chhichhore in a very short span of his career. He lived his characters and you could witness the entire metamorphosis in Sushant. More than just living his characters and giving them a new meaning, he was a man of wisdom and his words can give you a completely different outlook on life. View this post on InstagramIt’s his thoughts that will continue his legacy and will be passed from generation to generation. 1. In an interview with Hindustan Times, he had earlier said, “The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting. So, you stumble over something new, and then work on it and make it your own.”  This is an amazing thought and it can completely change your outlook of seeing a particular situation if you implement it in your life. We have been living a monotonous life and if we manage to generate excitement, we have done half the job of lifting our spirits up. 2. We all have goals but when we accomplish them, all we find is a dead end. I really loved how Sushant explained in of the interviews that happiness is not about achieving the very goal you have been desiring for ages, but it’s the process that keeps you going.  In an interview with Indian Express, he had said, “I really wanted to buy a Range Rover. It was a big dream, and the day I bought it, I was very happy, but by evening, I was immune to it. That’s when I realized that excitement if it’s happiness, is not in reaching the goal but in the process. Thus process trumps over realization.” View this post on Instagram3. In a particular press conference, he had said, “To be able to make statements, you need to be confident about what you think. You need to have a sense of right and wrong.”  This one especially hit me the most as many people choose to let go of morality when they make statements and the key to success is to have a sense of what’s right and wrong. 4. He had shared this thought in an interview with HT and we really need to understand the depth of it.  He had said, “We should never forget the inevitable, as we will lose everything, eventually. So, why fret over any kind of security? The idea is to just fly and experience it all while it lasts.”  It’s so true that we have been holding on to what next but it’s the truth that we will lose it all so it’s better to enjoy the experiences life is throwing at us on a daily basis. View this post on Instagram5. It was in 2015 that he had said in an interview with HT, “Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?”  This statement holds true to every generation as we keep judging others but in reality, we are yet to have a grasp of our own selves.  These five statements by Sushant hit you completely differently. Which one do you relate to the most? Let us know in the comments section below.
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4 Fathers Who Struggled To Make Their Sons Successful Bollywood Actors

There are many father-son duos who are known in Bollywood such as Amitabh Bachchan-Abhishek Bachchan, Rishi Kapoor-Ranbir Kapoor, Sunil Dutt-Sanjay Dutt, and many more. However, there are some fathers whose struggle in making their son a Bollywood actor is not known.
Many fathers are not themselves Bollywood stars but have made extreme efforts to make their sons Bollywood stars. So, here’s a list of actors whose dads played an integral role in making them Bollywood stars-  Ayushmann Khurrana’s Dad P Khurana View this post on Instagram Ayushmann Khurrana is an outsider in Bollywood and made it big in the industry with just pure hard work. He has been able to win the hearts of his audience and he has struggled for a long time. However, it’s not only him who struggled and made him what he is today. In a post, he expressed how his dad helped through the journey. He said, “From an under-confident child you transformed me into a people’s person. Your zest makes me more enthusiastic about life. Thank you papa for everything.” Pankaj Tripathi’s Dad Pandit Benaras Tripathi Pankaj Tripathi is one of the versatile actors that Bollywood has and he has been in the industry for a long time now but only gained stardom a few years ago. He brings a lot of edge to his roles but what we don’t know is that what role his father has played in making him an actor. Pankaj Tripathi’s dad always wanted him to become a doctor but now he is happy as his son has become a successful actor. Kartik Aaryan’s Dad Manish Tiwari View this post on Instagram Kartik Aaryan has achieved a lot in a short period in Bollywood. From giving back-to-back hits to getting big-budget films, he has won the hearts of the audience. Now, that he has made it in Bollywood, it shows on his dad’s face how proud he is of his son’s success. Manoj Bajpayee’s Dad Radhakant BajpaiMy gr8 father!dicussing the mutton that he cooks very well.yumyum pic.twitter.com/vKBCoBTU — manoj bajpayee (@BajpayeeManoj) October 5, 2012 Manoj Bajpayee is one of the best actors our industry has and he was recently praised for his performance in The Family Man 2.  However, he has had his fair share of struggles in the industry. There is a lot that goes unsaid that his dad has done for him. 
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Someone Asked Young Professionals To Work On Weekends, But It Was Saturday So No One Responded

Regardless of how much we love our jobs and enjoy work, we still wait eagerly and impatiently for Friday every week. That’s the only 48 hours when there are no work calls, no client briefs and no targets to be achieved, except catching up on sleep and unwinding with some beer and maybe a movie. After you have slogged for five days, this is the least we deserve, right? 
© iStock Someone on Twitter has some other POV regarding this. A user recently shared an unpopular opinion for young professionals advising them to work on the weekends for better career growth. They wrote, “Unpopular opinion: the best thing young people can do early in their careers is to work on the weekends.” Hmm.
© Prime Video People on Twitter aren’t too keen on the idea and are not sure how exactly this would help in one’s career. Would working on weekends fetch us a promotion or an “employee of the month award"?
But, if it messes up your sleep schedule and makes you miss out on the  important years of your life by spending them in a cubicle, is it really worth it?  © Prime Video It started an unending discussion about work-life balance, healthy work habits and the toxic corporate culture which is perpetuated by mentors and employers like these. 
Nope. This generation is getting wise to this 40+ hour work week. There’s no need to work on the weekends to advance your career. — 🦊Melissa Amateis (@WW2HistoryGal) June 13, 2021Makes a note to not recommend any of the young people I mentor to work at one of your companies.

Balance matters; a full life matters; choosing to not be exploited by a company matters; establishing that balance and fullness starts early. — Grady Booch (@Grady_Booch) June 13, 2021Unpopular opinion: the best thing young people can do early in their careers is learn to have a fulfilling life at any income level so they don't trap themselves in a never-ending wealth-chasing capitalist hellscape for the rest of their lives. — Orchestructive (@orchestructive) June 13, 2021And then, there were some funny reactions on the thread that we totally loved. Here are some of them. Some opinions are unpopular because they are bad — Hilary Agro (@hilaryagro) June 13, 2021She wants young ppl to suffer so bad pic.twitter.com/X8DVwNzVdz — The most opinionated (@biigforehead93) June 13, 2021She wants young ppl to suffer so bad pic.twitter.com/X8DVwNzVdz — The most opinionated (@biigforehead93) June 13, 2021This tweet simply glamorizes overworking and encourages the workaholic culture, completely ignoring the fact that it’s important to have a life outside of work.  This reminds us of Japanese work culture where extreme work hours is an acceptable norm, so much so that employees dying due to overworking has a definite term ‘Karoshi’. Working for extra hours or extra days is definitely no solution or way to climb up the ladder of success. It is extremely unhealthy and unimportant.  © Twitter We are glad that the replies came from some employers who said they would never motivate a young joinee to work on weekends. With bosses like these, young professionals can actually grow and feel motivated the right way. 
© Yash Raj Films After all, your job is just a part of your life. Don’t make it your life. 

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Pakistani Artist Jailed In Lahore For The Most Bizarre Reason- ‘Lambey Baal’

Okay guys, tell me this!
If you or any of your other Indian friends ever managed to keep long hair in college, you will know ki ladkiyon se zaada toh tumhe auntiyaan ghoorti hai. © Disney Plus Hotstar © Eros International The fact is that at many places, unfortunately, no matter how you are as a person, you will still be judged on the basis of your appearance.
Bhai! Even if you've not smoked weed or touched alcohol in your life, if you have long hair or dark circles (all that Netflix, bro), the police or your gully wale uncle will think of you as mohalle ka sabze bada nashedi. While it's the hard truth, we're still pretty sure that you won't get arrested for just that. Well, guess what? Neighbours Pakistan are one step ahead of us. In what is clearly a bizarre reason to take someone on a ride to the local thane, the police in Pakistan's Lahore city jailed an artist for having long hair. © Twitter/Natasha Javed According to reports, the artist, performer, and teacher, Abuzar Madhu had just been casually waiting for a rickshaw one fine morning before suddenly, a police car pulled up in front of him and took him to the police station.
Narrating the incident was his friend and child rights advocate, Natasha Javed, who said the police arrested him just because he had long hair. "Last weekend, my friend Abuzar was picked up by Punjab Police in Lahore. He had to spend a night in Model town police station, in a lock-up. Reason: his long hair.” she said in a series of tweets. Last weekend, my friend Abuzar was picked up by Punjab Police in Lahore. He had to spend a night in Model town police station, in a lock up.
Reason: his long hair.
A thread — Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) June 7, 2021Abuzar is an artist & a teacher. He was waiting for a Rickshaw near Kalma Chawk when a police van stopped him. They asked for his ID card, which luckily he had. He showed the ID card. The police officer then asked others to put him in the police van ‘Ainu Gaddi wich Pao’ pic.twitter.com/6Wu9Odk5L6 — Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) June 7, 2021"Abuzar is an artist & a teacher. He was waiting for a Rickshaw near Kalma Chawk when a police van stopped him. They asked for his ID card, which luckily he had. He showed the ID card. The police officer then asked others to put him in the police van ‘Ainu Gaddi wich Pao”. said Natasha in her tweet. Abuzar asked the officer what the issue was. The officer continued to threaten and scare him by saying that he will find out the issue once he reaches the police station. That the issue was his ‘Hulia’/appearance, his ‘lambay Baal’ and that he is out on the street at 3 am. — Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) June 7, 2021Abuzar kept explaining that he is a teacher and an artist. However, The police harassment did not stop and they forced him to sit in the van and he was taken to the police station. — Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) June 7, 2021At the police station, they checked him & his bag. They found nothing except a few books. The officer who checked him asked ‘thaanaydar Saifullah’ to let him go at his pint. But, no. He didn’t agree and instead asked his junior to put Abuzar in the lockup. — Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) June 7, 2021Apparently, despite Abuzar answering all that needed to be answered, the police insisted on teaching him a lesson by locking him up for his appearance. He insisted that he wanted to teach Abuzar a lesson for his long hair & appearance. That a Night in jail would be good for him to know that he dare not look the way he chooses to. Abuzar reached out to friends through Facebook to seek legal support before his phone was taken. — Natasha Javed (@natashajaved1) June 7, 2021 Jokes apart, this clearly displays the insensitivity and the attitude of a certain section of our society including authorities towards judging people on the basis of their appearances. We really do hope Abuzar wins this battle and the police officers involved in the incident face the necessary actions.
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From 6-Pack Abs To Lean Fitness, These 6 Celebrity Fathers Are Redefining Dad Bods

Gone are the days when all dads had a round belly, receding hairlines & a fashion sense that made them look like characters from “Office Office”. It’s 2021 and dads are stepping up their game!  The range of dad bods is long which hold everything from super jacked celebrity dads like Hrithik Roshan, Shahid Kapoor, Chris Hemsworth & Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, to dads who like to stay lean, healthy & have top of the line fashion game like Aamir Khan and John Legend, to dads like Jack Black, Seth Rogan & Will Ferrel who don’t care about their physique but still look good! It’s not just the new-age dads who are living healthy, active lives and like to have a diverse closet, even men whose kids are into their '20s & '30s are not working towards living a fitter life and wearing brands that have a younger, 2021 vibe.  Here are a few celebrity dads that have been redefining dad bods since the beginning: 1. Anil KapoorAnil Kapoor has been giving us “cool dad” vibes both on-screen & off-screen for years now. Be it his suave look in Dil Dhakne Do or his recent commitment to maintaining a 6-pack look, he has always been the definition of “jhakaas”! © Instagram/ Anil Kapoor 2. Shah Rukh KhanThe King of Bollywood is not just known for his acting skills and style but also for his modern views on parenting and that makes him a super cool dad to have. SRK has always charted high in his style quotient, plus, with his classic lean dad bod, no outfit can look bad! © Instagram/ Shah Rukh Khan __ECOMPRODUCT__274__ 3. Chris HemsworthOf course, Thor is on this list! While Chris Hemsworth might look like a jacked-up superhero who can crush you with his hands, he is the perfect definition of a “goofy dad”. We have all seen and awwed at fun posts of him & his kids messing around. Hemsworth has always been on the super-fit spectrum of dad bods and we think he always will be! © Instagram/ Chris Hemsworth 4. Hrithik RoshanThis list cannot be complete without Hrithik Roshan. Be it his lean look in Kaho Na Pyaar Hai to him looking like a Greek god in War, he has always been at the top of our “hot celebrity fathers list” © Instagram/ Hrithik Roshan __ECOMPRODUCT__1793__ 5. John LegendThis EGOT holder is not just a genius artist but also a super sweet, stylish dad. His lean, sophisticated looks will never go out of style. John Legend who has two super cute kids with Chrissy Teigen is the poster boy for lean but healthy dad bods & a style inspiration to all millennial dads.  © Instagram/ John Legend 6. Jack BlackDoes your dad love wearing PJs, running around acting goofy & eating whatever his heart desires? Then he is just like Jack Black. This comedian/actor is known for his signature belly and facial hair. He doesn’t care about being jacked or wearing super fancy clothes, all he cares about is having a good time & that is the type of dad everyone wants. © Instagram/ Jack Black To Wrap It UpWhether you have a super fitness-oriented dad or someone who likes to watch the news while sitting in his comfy chair & drinking his 5th cup of chai, they are all superheroes who have made sure that we have the best lives. So, this Father’s Day, thank your dad with a gift that he will love and definitely use. If you need help finding that gift, then just head on to MensXP Shop because a huge sale is on! Explore More
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A ‘Professional Cuddler’ Shares The Weirdest Requests She's Gotten & Lonely Guys Now Have Hope

Caught up in the pandemic that has literally ruined our lives, there is bound to be a feeling of loneliness and despair, especially if you are living by yourself.
© Istock Well, there may be a thing that might help you. Cuddle Therapy!
© Pexels Yes, it exists. And, we hear that it really, really helps.
While of course, nothing's ever going to truly beat the state of lying down on the bed, holding your better half next to you, however, cuddle therapy could be the second-best option to help you feel a bit better about things. The concept explores the use of physical touch to help reduce heart rate, blood pressure, symptoms of depression while also helping to increase the flow of happy hormones in one's body. © Unsplash In what is a growing trend, under cuddle therapy, professional cuddlers are paid to cuddle with people as long as it is platonic.
One such cuddler, Keeley Shoup has been working in Chicago, USA, in the capacity for the last seven years to help people suffering from trauma and abuse. © Ladbible/Keeley Shoup Shoup, who earns around $100 per hour for an individual session has even explained how she loves getting strange requests from clients.
"I kind of love strange requests, because what that means is that that person trusted me enough to tell me a thing that they wanted. That is atypical in society, that means they have to trust me a lot." "That means that I have created a space safe enough where they don't feel like I'm going to judge them. I love that. I want them to have places in their life where they don't feel judged." "One of the rules that I have is that they can ask me for anything that falls within the code of conduct, and they won't be judged," said Keeley. However, she adds that the requests should all fall within the code of conduct that she abides by and should not put anyone in an uncomfortable situation. "I'm not going to say yes to everything, I'm still going to check in with myself and see whether this is something I can actually do wholeheartedly - I'm not going to do anything that I will resent them for.  "I will hold my own boundaries, and I will never put myself in a position where I'm uncomfortable. "That gives them the freedom to ask for anything," said Keeley. Well, while you're out wondering what exactly falls under the range of strange requests, Keeley explains how they aren't sexual and are usually things that adults typically shy away from doing. "I've had tickle fights with clients before. That's something that's kinda atypical or out of the norm." © Unsplash "I've read books - like children's stories - because they wanted to feel taken care of in that way, and that was a thing they remembered from childhood that was really reassuring and nurturing. I've wrestled around like a puppy with someone before, just to get that sense of play. I say 'weird' in the most loving way possible. One that I think most people resonate with but don't think of it was... when you were a kid, you'd draw on someone's back and they had to guess what shapes [you were drawing]. That, I love doing, but it's not something that adults typically do," said Keeley. 

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Akshay Kumar Dismisses Reports Of 30 cr Pay Cut For 'Bell Bottom' While We're Sitting Here Counting The Zeroes

Akshay Kumar recently took to Twitter to dismiss a news report that claimed that he has reduced his fees for his upcoming movie. The report said that Akshay had agreed to reduce his fees by Rs 30 crores for Bell Bottom. The film was shot in Scotland last year.  Akshay Kumar didn’t confirm the number on his tweet and called the report fake. He took to Twitter and wrote, "What waking up to FAKE Scoops feels like!" Check out the post here- What waking up to FAKE Scoops feels like! 🥴 https://t.co/jxn1cXT6as — Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) June 14, 2021 According to the report by Bollywood Hungama, producer Vashu Bhagnani had requested Akshay Kumar to reduce his fee and the actor agreed to the same. The report also said that Akshay Kumar had quoted a fee of around Rs 117 crores for the film, which was later elevated to Rs 135 crores. Vashu Bhagnani also tweeted that there is no truth to the report at all. The report quoted a trade source saying, “Being primarily a film that caters to the tier 1 and 2 cities, Vashu Bhagnani wanted to keep the budget in check and hence, he requested his leading man, Akshay to scale down his acting fees by ₹30 crores, as the rise in budget aside, there looms a lot of uncertainty on the release too. If theatrical, it's a given that the film wouldn't earn what it would have in a normal scenario."  The source also said that Akshay had graciously agreed to reduce his salary, keeping in mind the COVID-19 situation. It also said that the film turns a profit, he would be reimbursed for the discount. But, if the film doesn’t perform well that he will only be able to make around Rs 80-90 crore. Here’s what people have to say about this- Arey sethjii rehem karo unpe.... 2-4 paise unhe bhi kama lene do app naam leke — 丂нυ͢͢͢внαηкαя ⚡ Leͥgeͣnͫd ᴳᵒᵈ (@Akshay_1God) June 14, 2021 Ye nhi sudhrenge 🤣
Guruji ne fir expose kar diya — Nitin Tushir⚡ (@Ideal_khiladi) June 14, 2021 Akshay Kumar to Bollywood Hungama :- pic.twitter.com/4yVerZxzVG — The Evil (@AkkiEkGod) June 14, 2021 Pel diya guruji Made my day — ᏢᏒᎾffᎬᏟᎬᏒ Paul (@_Akkian_paul) June 14, 2021 Sir ji tabhi koi @Bollyhungama ko rt nahi deta bus rumors failate he — axay patel (@akki_dhoni) June 14, 2021 Loving these old vibes ️ — Ruhika. (@_Oathkeeperr) June 14, 2021 Aj expose diwas h kya..? — Mᴜᴋᴇꜱʜ Yᴀᴅᴀv🇮🇳 (@mukesh_akkian) June 14, 2021 Kya sir kal se badi masti ke mood main ho, kya hua hera pheri 3 sign kar li kya🤣 — Khiladi izz back (@Sweta67696620) June 14, 2021 Ek Khiladi se Panga nahi — Rohan Singh (@AkshaySPower) June 14, 2021 Akshay has recently recovered from COVID-19 and his film Sooryavanshi has also been on hold for over a year now.
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Billionaire Who Cheated To Win Vs Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand Spells His Name Incorrectly In ‘Apology’

Nikhil Kamath, who was applauded by the people of India after he became the youngest billionaire in the country and entered Forbes’ list of 100 richest Indian people, has seen a massive drop in his fan-following after he was banned for cheating against Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand during a charity event. In a charity event to raise money for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in India, Chess.com had made arrangements for the country’s biggest names from all various sectors to play against the Indian Grandmaster, and based on the reports shared by the organisation, the event was a big success. Massive THANK YOU to everyone for making this event a grand success! 🏻

We are glad to share that we managed to raise more than 10 Lakhs from this event! @AkshayaPatra

Note that you can still make a difference by donating here and help us #CheckmateCovidhttps://t.co/mgOmSwr54n pic.twitter.com/fZxZAGrleR — Chess.com - India (@chesscom_in) June 13, 2021 Unfortunately, a big asterisk has been put on the game between Anand and Kamath in which the latter, according to his own acknowledgment, had used the help of computers and other people who were analysing the game on his behalf as he went on to beat the legend with a 99% accuracy in his game. Upon further investigation, Chess.com ended up banning Kamath’s account for “using unfair means” and violating “Fair Play” regulations and even issued a statement addressing what had happened and why it happened in the first place. Statement: pic.twitter.com/L5Q6We83sS — Chess.com - India (@chesscom_in) June 14, 2021 After noticing some significant backlash online, Kamath ended up making an apology (sort of) while trying to normalise what he had done. While the tone of his apology felt extremely casual to many of the fans of the game, another thing that ticked off the followers was the fact that the billionaire did not care enough to check whether he had spelled the name of the person he was apologising to correctly or not. "Yesterday was one of those days that I had dreamt of when I was a really young kid learning chess, to interact with Vishwanath Anand. Got the opportunity thanks to Akshaypatra and their idea of raising funds for charity conducting a bunch of chess games with Vishy. It is ridiculous that so many are thinking that I really beat Vishy in a chess game, that is almost like me waking up and winning a 100mt race with Usain Bolt," Kamath said in a statement. It is ridiculous that so many are thinking that I really beat Vishy sir in a chess game, that is almost like me waking up and winning a 100mt race with Usain Bolt. pic.twitter.com/UoazhNiAZV — Nikhil Kamath (@nikhilkamathcio) June 14, 2021 "I had help from the people analyzing the game, computers, and the graciousness of Anand sir himself to treat the game as a learning experience. This was for fun and charity. In hindsight, it was quite silly as I didn't realise all the confusion that can get caused due to this. Apologies," he added. What should have been a damage-control process, ended up creating a few more troubles for the 34-year-old: The least that a person ‘apologising’ can do is to spell Viswanathan Anand’s name correctly. — Venky Srinivasan (@venkyQM) June 14, 2021Exactly.. his apology is as much fake as his game.. he is just trying to be funny with that apology. Just a shameless person he is. I wonder how his company treat his customers and employees — ︎ ︎NoOne (@FascistTwitttrr) June 14, 2021Nikhil Kamath didn't even spell Vishy sir's name right in his apology — Bubli Gupta (@GuptaBubli) June 14, 2021That PoS Nikhil Kamath didn't even spell Vishy sir's name correctly, and had balls to not apologize properly. Bhai, isse achcha toh Kunal Shah hai, useless hai but less of a moron. Cannot even apologize properly! Asswipe. — hooman (@foodonmymind) June 14, 2021
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