There was a time when British journalist Piers Morgan tried to shame India for celebrating a silver and a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympics and former Indian opener, Virender Sehwag had talked some sense into him.
Sehwag, eventually, revealed that infamous journalist Arnab Goswami had invited him to talk about his rift with Morgan and that the cricketer had refused this offer because he didn’t believe in adding fuel to the fire.
We cherish every small happiness', But Eng who invented Cricket,&yet2win a WC,still continue to playWC.Embarrassing? https://t.co/0mzP4Ro8H9 — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 24, 2016
That was a little over four years ago.
Today, if you look at Virender Sehwag talk about cricket and break down player profiles for all the world-class superstars based on their IPL performance, all that class, all the charm is gone.
His single-man talk show series that he uploads from his Facebook page titled Viru Ki Baithak consists of unfunny one-liners, condescending jokes against his former teammates and opponents and unbelievably hypocritical statements when it comes to critiquing an off-form player.
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It is more noise than substance, more jokes over analysis, more of a comedy show than a respectable former cricketing legend talking about the game he loves (or at least used to love).
When it comes to cricket, it doesn’t matter how fat or skinny a player is. As long as he is making runs or taking wickets for the team, he is a valuable asset to the squad.
However, for Sehwag, body-shaming athletes became another means to remain in the headlines.
Sehwag saying @ImRo45 VADAPAV
You’ve got amazing winter grooming tricks up your sleeve, your beard has never looked better and you’ve even
learnt how to prevent nicks and cuts while shaving. That’s brilliant. But what about your hair?
Sure, you’ll shampoo it. You may even consider using a conditioner if you get enough time. But if you truly want to keep your hair healthy during winter, pay attention to your scalp.
Before you go ahead and Google some ridiculously expensive hair care products, let's suggest some of your mom’s favourite ingredients that are powerful enough to protect your scalp from all-things bad: 1. HoneyHoney is a natural moisturiser that promotes growth and nourishes your hair from scalp to tips.
A coating of this natural sweetener on hair strands can help you fight frizz, dryness, eczema, dandruff, dermatitis, psoriasis and other scalp conditions.
To offset its sticky nature, add a few drops of rice milk and coconut oil. Apply it on your hair for 15-20 minutes and then, rinse your hair with lukewarm water to add volume to your hair and strength to the roots.
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If you suffer from hair fall, combine onion oil or juice with honey and rose water. Apply it to your hair with the help of a cotton swab and leave it on for 45 minutes. Then, rinse your hair with an onion-ginger shampoo and lukewarm water.
__ECOMPRODUCT__315__ 3. Aloe VeraAloe vera is a natural hair softener and it works like magic when combined with a nourishing hair care ingredient.
Add some lemon juice and olive, coconut or almond oil to aloe vera gel and apply it to your hair. Give it 30 minutes and then, rinse your hair with lukewarm water.
__ECOMPRODUCT__879__ 4. Mustard OilWinters without mustard oil is like summers without chilled beverages.
Mustard oil is a must if you want to keep your body warm and hair healthy. It imparts shine and smoothness to your hair.
Apply it to your hair and massage. Wash your hair with lukewarm water after half an hour.
__ECOMPRODUCT__880__ 5. Jojoba OilThe emollient nature of jojoba oil works wonders when it comes to conditioning hair. It soothes dryness and split ends in hair shafts.
For best results, warm up the oil and massage it into your scalp in a circular motion. Leave it on for 45 minutes. Once you’ve washed and conditioned it, your hair will feel softer and appear shinier.
__ECOMPRODUCT__560__ 6. Apple Cider Vinegar A bottle of apple cider vinegar should be placed in your kitchen and another one in your shower shelf. What can we say, this natural elixir is a godsend.
The ideal hair pH ranges from 4.5-5 and the acidic pH of ACV regulates hair back to the ideal pH after it’s disturbed by shampoos and chemical-induced styling products.
To keep your scalp clean and naturally moisturised, apply diluted ACV after shampooing and wash it off with cold water after 5-7 minutes.
__ECOMPRODUCT__868__ 7. AvocadoAvocado is loaded with essential vitamins that work towards fortifying dry, damaged hair from within.
When mixed with hydrating and conditioning ingredients like ripe banana or egg yolk, there’s little this oil can’t do.
Mix it with the ingredient of your choice and apply the hair mask to your hair. Keep it for 20-25 minutes before washing it off with lukewarm water. It’ll moisturise your scalp and smoothen and improve the elasticity of your hair strands.
__ECOMPRODUCT__379__ The BottomlineOnce your hair pushes past the skin of the follicle, the cells in the strand die. While some good hair products may add temporary sheen to it, there’s not much you can do to improve its quality after hair has grown.
Which is why you need to keep a good eye on your scalp, so it can grow healthy hair from scratch.
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He decided to bat do the talking in the middle and scored unbeaten 79 runs from 43 balls including 10 fours & 3 sixes while chasing 164 runs against RCB. Take a bow, Suryakumar - one of the best knock. pic.twitter.com/iocfZ37SGO — Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 28, 2020 “Frankly, I was expecting to be selected this time. I was a bit disappointed when I found my name missing. I couldn’t even train that day and it was difficult to take my mind off from that dejection. Even Rohit (Sharma) asked me if I was disappointed and I told him I was. But never mind. I will wait for my chances. There is a lot of time to show my cricket abilities and make my case stronger for a national call-up. I hope I can score big in domestic games and then do well in the next IPL to catch the attention of the selectors.” View the full article
Bollywood is obsessed with good on-screen chemistry and if there isn’t good chemistry between the lead actors, then the films usually don’t do well at the box-office. Many films in the history of Bollywood have been a blockbuster due to a good script and extraordinary on-screen chemistry between the actors.
Just like Kajol and SRK were a hit in DDLJ and the film wouldn’t have worked so well if it weren’t for their great acting and how great they looked together. However, we haven’t seen fresh Bollywood jodis in a long time now and we are eagerly waiting for it. So, here is a list of new on-screen couples that’ll definitely set the screens on fire with their chemistry-
Diljit Dosanjh & Fatima Sana Shaikh
Diljit Dosanjh & Fatima Sana Shaikh will be next seen in Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari, and their jodi in the trailer looks extremely promising. The family entertainer will make everyone laugh and the unlikely pairing has also made us all excited and eager.
Varun Dhawan & Sara Ali Khan
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Coolie No. 1 became unforgettable, thanks to Govinda and Karisma Kapoor's stellar act together. In the reboot, Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan are set to give the audience a taste of a new age pairing that will hopefully carry the baton forward.
Govinda and Karisma Kapoor’s on-screen chemistry made it extremely difficult to forget Coolie No. 1. And now after years Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan will step into the shoes of the iconic on-screen jodi. Also, this is one of the most awaited pairings that should hit the theatres very soon.
Rajkummar Rao & Nushrratt Bharuccha
The film Chhalaang which has recently released stars the National Award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao and Nushrratt Bharuccha. Rajkummar Rao is a PT teacher who is fighting to win the love of his sweetheart. Also, the quirky chemistry of the couple is what we needed to look at.
Alia Bhatt & Ranbir Kapoor
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The good thing about this on-screen couple is that they are a real-life couple too. Audience is already excited to see them share screen space for the first time in the film Brahmastra. Also, the film has been making the headlines for such a long time that fans can’t wait any longer for the movie to release on December 4, 2020.
Vaani Kapoor & Ayushmann Khurrana
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Ayushmann is playing the role of a cross functional athlete in his upcoming film. It is a love story and Vaani Kapoor is going to play the role of his love interest in the film and their on-screen chemistry is what got director Abhishek Kapoor excited the most about this project. View the full article
As 90s kid, we hardly had the internet to keep us occupied. It was the movies that we watched in single theatres or on TV which heavily influenced our socio-cultural perspectives. From dressing up like them to uttering popular dialogues, we wanted to look and sound cool
More than a decade later, some of these dialogues have trickled into popular memes and continue to stay fresh in our memories. We have curated a list of five such popular dialogues from the ’90s that you must have used in real life. 1. “Dosti ka ek usool hai madam – no sorry, no thank you.”
This dialogue from the 1989 movie Maine Pyaar Kiya penetrated our social circles as we couldn't wait for someone to say thank you. Well, Salman Khan made this dialogue popular and we just wanted to be associated with the movie so desperately that we would use this dialogue at every opportunity we got. 2. “Bade bade deshon mein aisi choti-choti baatein hoti rehti hai, Senorita”
We can not believe it if you say that you haven’t used this dialogue from DDLJ ever in your life. Forget the 90s, this dialogue is still pretty popular among millennials. In fact, it is so popular that even the former US President Barack Obama couldn’t escape from its charm.
3. “Rishtey mein toh hum tumhare baap lagte hai, naam hai Shahenshaah!”
Amitabh Bachchan was a cult figure in the 80s and 90s and this popular dialogue from his movie Shahenshah didn’t take much time to catch on. In no time, it was a part of the pop culture wherein we saw people using it whenever they got into any quarrels. 4. “Haar kar jeetne wale ko baazigar kehte hai”
If you are a fan of Shah Rukh Khan, you would definitely know which movie this dialogue is from. This dialogue also became a part of the cool culture of the 90s. It surely is one of the evergreen dialogues that has been carried over to the current generations too. 5. “Mere Karan Arjun aayenge”
We saved this dialogue for the end because this wins the race hands down. Forget the 90’s era, this dialogue from the 1995 film Karan Arjun still has a separate fan base in 2020. From meme culture to using it just to poke fun in certain situations, this dialogue has earned its spot on this list.
you’ve used these dialogues at one point or the other in your lives but which one have you used the most? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
First salaries are always of paramount importance and most of us remember our first salaries as that’s the first time we ever do something on our own. Everyone starts from somewhere and even if the amount is extremely small, it changes the course of our life and gives us the biggest sense of growing up.
However, sharing first salaries recently became a trend on Twitter and people started sharing their first salaries. From journalists to film directors to movie stars, everyone started from somewhere and followed the trend along with sharing their first salaries on Twitter.
After all, everyone remembers their ‘firsts’!
So, here’s how actors did odd jobs for making money and now after years, they have come a long way.
Fukrey actor Pulkit Samrat took to Twitter and wrote, “First Salary- ₹ 1500 Age- 16, Selling petro cards at gas stations.”
Check out the tweet here-
First Salary- ₹ 1500 Age- 16 Selling petro cards at gas stations. https://t.co/ncJS45x0Of — Pulkit Samrat (@PulkitSamrat) November 18, 2020
Indian film director and producer, Anubhav Sinha earned only Rs 80 with his first job and now he has given us films like Mulk, Thappad, and Article 15.
First Salary- Rs 80 Age-18 Arithmetic tuition to a class 7 student to earn for my smoking in the Engg college. https://t.co/SmxrV3E2Xf — Anubhav Sinha (@anubhavsinha) November 18, 2020
Actress Sayani Gupta also shared that she was in Sales and Marketing while her first salary was Rs 12,500.
First Salary- Rs 12,500/- Age 21 Marketing and Sales Executive in a Publishing House/Infrastructure Research Firm. https://t.co/cwr1BDs5bi — Sayani Gupta (@sayanigupta) November 18, 2020
Ali Fazal who won our hearts by playing the role of Guddu Pandit in Mirzapur revealed that he worked at a call center to pay his college fees.
First salary - 8000/- Age - 19 Call centre during college to fund college fee. https://t.co/z2julqM576 — Ali Fazal M / میر علی فضل / अली (@alifazal9) November 18, 2020
DJ Paroma took to Twitter revealing her first salary was Rs.30,000 when she was 18years. She wrote, “As a Cabin crew, which then grew to about a lac a month and then dropped to Rs.4,000 at the age of 23 when I started my career as a DJ.”
First Salary - Rs.30,000 Age - 18 As a Cabin crew, which then grew to about a lac a month and then dropped to Rs.4,000 at the age of 23 when I started my career as a DJ https://t.co/CEA0dgjQvB — PAROMA CHATTERJEE (@DjParoma) November 18, 2020
Actress Nimrat Kaur also took to Twitter and said that she was a part of a music skit where she earned Rs 10,000 as her first salary.
First Salary : 10,000/- Age : 17 Musical skit for a car launch at the Auto Expo Delhi used to open my first bank account. https://t.co/k3Kerh34KF — Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) November 18, 2020
Actor Sharad Kelkar revealed that he earned Rs 2500 bucks as a gym instructor.
First salary - Rs. 2500 "Age - 18" Gym instructor — Sharad Kelkar (@SharadK7) November 18, 2020
Recently, Indian film director, Hansal Mehta who is the director of Scam 1992, Citylights, Omerta, and Chhalaang revealed that he was a salesperson when he was 16 years old and earned Rs 450.
First salary- Rs.450pm Age-16 Salesperson at Intershoppe Kemp's Corner selling Fu's jeans and casual wear to earn money for my junior college wardrobe. https://t.co/TYiJi9dQPR — Hansal Mehta (@mehtahansal) November 18, 2020Do you want to share the memories of your first salary with us? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
Laal Singh Chaddha, starring Aamir and Kareena Kapoor Khan, is the official Hindi remake of Tom Hanks’ Hollywood classic, Forrest Gump. The film has been in the headlines ever since it has been announced. In the movie, we are getting to see Aamir as a Sikh guy and people have been waiting to watch him on the big screen as his look from the movie was very well received. The film will span over five decades in the life of the main character.
View this post on InstagramThe exciting part about the movie is that Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan will be seen in cameos for Aamir’s movie. Fans have a reason to celebrate as three Khans are finally coming together on the big screen. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, Shah Rukh discreetly shot for the cameo in Delhi last month.
A source told the daily, “The screenplay weaves in iconic moments from each decade and since we love our matinee idols, Chaddha’s journey would be incomplete without certain top stars. So, during this journey of self-discovery. Aamir lands on the sets to Shah Rukh around the release of DDLJ and sharing his personal experiences, engages with the wonder world. He’ll go back to 1995 and look like a younger version of himself with the use of prosthetics and VFX.”
The report further stated that Aamir has also been trying to lock Salman for the movie. Salman too will add the 90s flavour as he will reportedly play Prem. “His Prem wooed the audience in the ’90s, from Maine Pyar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hai Koun! to Hum Saath Saath Hai and Aamir is keen to get Salman back as Prem in his social dramedy. There’s a track set in 1989 that depicts a change in audience taste, from action to romance, and a craze around Salman. There are expected to finalize the details soon,” added the source.
While there’s no official announcement yet, people are already celebrating the big news.
Bollywood Biggest Superstars Reunites #ShahRukhKhan and #SalmanKhan relive their 90's iconic characters of Raj and Prem in #AamirKhan starrer #LaalSinghChaddha pic.twitter.com/kyTdWxhC7I — Shiv Dutta (@imshiva17) November 19, 2020This is some great NEWS ... #KareenaKapoorKhan #AamirKhan #LaalSinghChaddha https://t.co/em7RVADQVF — beboholic (@lisa_lilies_) November 19, 2020This is great news !! #LaalSinghChaddha https://t.co/Wh1LBFpSQ7 — Manavi Pathak PhD (@manaviip) November 19, 2020#LaalSinghChaddha 3 khans in single movie #SalmanKhan pic.twitter.com/eHzgNsfVMZ — Manish Pathak (@Mkpathak72) November 19, 2020#Confirmed#ShahRukhKhan & #SalmanKhan Cameo In #LaalSinghChaddha going to be Very Surprising... It Would be From 90's Era Where #SRK to Reprise his #DDLJ roles as RAJ Whereas #Salman to be PREM From #MainePyaarKiya ️@iamsrk @BeingSalmanKhan @aamir_khan pic.twitter.com/c5bApMFsq2 — ALBIN EAPEN (@eapen_albin) November 19, 2020Are you excited to have the three Khans together on the big screen? Let us know in the comments section below. View the full article
Diwali celebrations are incomplete without Bollywood dance numbers. Festive parties mean grooving to the beats of these popular songs that make us feel connected to each other, no matter which part of the world we are in.
Now be it Bole Chudiyaan or Gallan Goodiyaan, we all love dancing to these popular Bollywood songs, no matter what the occasion.
But turns out, it’s not only Indians who are enjoying the desi songs.
Recently, a group of police officers from New Zealand performed a dance number for their Diwali Celebration.
The cops, who can be seen dressed in uniform, danced to the beats of the songs ‘Ladki Kar Gayi Chul’ and ‘Kaala Chashma’.
The audience present there thoroughly enjoyed the show and couldn’t stop applauding the cops for their extraordinary performance.
Checkout the full video here:
#Diwali New Zealand police officers celebrating Diwali at Wellington Police Academy.
Lovely!! #HappyDiwali@nzpolice @IndiainNZ @NZinIndia@MukteshPardeshi @BhavDhillonnz @NZPoliceMedia pic.twitter.com/FeoRJ4N59T — Geeta Mohan گیتا موہن गीता मोहन (@Geeta_Mohan) November 18, 2020 In the video, we can see the cops nailing the hook step of the song ‘Kaala Chashma’ and performing the whole song with perfection.
The video has already gone viral and has over 56.7K views and counting.
Here’s what people on the internet have to say about the amazing dance performance-
Wow. Amazing — Atheisticમનુ (@MCmanishShady) November 18, 2020Woww it's so cool — Ankit suthar (@ankitsuthar32) November 19, 2020Woww it's so cool — Ankit suthar (@ankitsuthar32) November 19, 2020Thank you, lots of love from india — Deepak Yadav (@DeepakY09676464) November 19, 2020Thank you very much, New Zealand Police, you celebrated our festival Deepawali with so much pomp. — ravindra kumar ( Dhoni) (@tPi2nXMA6qgnJaY) November 19, 2020Wonderful — ️️1️⃣ (@DrPavanDHFM) November 19, 2020So basically everyone in New Zealand is as calm and cool as Kane Williamson — Yash. (@Datascientist3_) November 19, 2020They all danced just so well!!! Full on desi vibes. No discomfort or anything. — Ankit (@ap141994) November 18, 2020Isn’t the performance just awesome? Truly, when it comes to groovy Bollywood dance songs, you don't even need to understand the words to just bop along and have fun. After all, music has no language barriers. View the full article
Irrfan Khan is not just an actor but an emotion to his fans. People loved him for the iconic roles that he gave us over years and it’s hard to wrap our head around the fact that we won’t see him on the big screen ever again. It felt like a personal loss as Irrfan was surely one of the actors that many people took inspiration from.
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His legacy is far from forgotten though. And Pankaj Tripathi is one such person who is still distraught and coping with the loss as for him, Irrfan was his guru and inspired him immensely. Pankaj had appeared in Irrfan’s final film, Angrezi Medium. In an interview with DNA, Pankaj spoke fondly of Irrfan and said the Maqbool actor is perhaps the only Indian actor whose every film he has seen.
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And here's how Irrfan inspired him:
1. Pankaj felt that Irrfan was doing something different from others. “I think he was the only Indian actor whose every film I’ve seen. I felt like he was doing something different and this is the impact acting should have,” said Pankaj.
2. He has learnt a lot from Irrfan’s performances in Haasil, Maqbool, The Warrior, and Paan Singh Tomar. He said, “I’ve always been inspired by Irrfan’s performances as an actor. He has had a huge impact on my life, especially with his performances from Haasil, Maqbool, The Warrior, and Paan Singh Tomar.”
3. Pankaj always wanted to follow Irrfan’s route and impact the audience the way the legendary actor did. “My guru and also my senior from the National School of Drama, I have always wanted to impact audiences the way he does. His contribution has been greatly acknowledged in Indian Cinema and my role in this film is almost like my ‘guru dakshina’ to him,” he’d said.
It’s heartening to see how Pankaj is keeping Irrfan’s legacy alive and we are proud of the fact that we have such genuine people in the industry. View the full article