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'It�s Okay To Not Be Okay', Robin Uthappa Opens Up On His Battle With Depression

One of the key members of the 2007 World T20 winning Indian team, Robin Uthappa has recently opened up on his battle with clinical depression. Yes, you read that right.  âI donât think it matters where youâre from or what you are or honestly, how much money youâre earning, because when I was going through that, I was the second-highest paid player in IPL,â Robin Uthappa said in his interview with Quint while opening up about his battle against clinical depression from 2009 to 2011. Well, this was just years after winning the T20 World Cup with India and during a span when he was one of the most in-demand players in the IPL. That certainly sheds light on how depression can affect anyone irrespective of how successful one is or how much money is someone making or anything. It is an illness that can affect anyone. Period. The big-hitting top-order batsman, who represented India in 46 ODIs and 13 T20 Internationals, confirmed the above statement. He said, âYou think that depression comes because of lack of money or not being able to achieve your goals but no, anything can trigger it and it can happen to absolutely anybody.â   Watch the full video here: Robin made his international debut in 2006 and there was no turning back since then as he gained immense popularity in Indian cricket over the next few years. However, the cricketer revealed that 2009 was the year when he started feeling something amiss. He said, âIn 2008, I played (IPL) for Mumbai Indians and I was just transferred to the RCB. I was very conflicted because the trade happened very close to the tournament. I think 3-4 weeks before. Suddenly, youâre preparing the whole year to play for one team and youâre thrown into a trade situation when you have to go to another team. Even though I was coming home (Bengaluru), I was very conflicted. And I think that was the hay that broke the camelâs back, so to speak, for me.â   âI realised something was not right. I was constantly depressed, I was not okay. I would catch myself sitting on the window sill of my room on the 21st floor, with my legs dangling out and just thinking â what should I do with my life? Those are the kind of things you experience. You feel completely hopeless,â he added. Earlier, during the Royal Rajasthan Foundationâs live session "Mind, Body and Soul", the cricketer said, âI remember around 2009 to 2011, it was constant and I would deal with that on a daily basis. There were times where I wasnât even thinking about cricket, it was probably the farthest thing in my mind.â He added, âI was thinking about how I would survive this day and move on to the next, whatâs happening to my life and in which direction am I heading. Cricket kept my mind off of these thoughts but it became really difficult on non-match days and during the off-season. On days, I would just be sitting there and would think to myself on the count of three, Iâm going to run and jump off of the balcony but something kind of just held me back.â I cannot reiterate this enough. WE NEED TO SPEAK ABOUT WHAT WE FEEL WITHIN. we are stronger than we understand and IT IS COMPLETELY OKAY TO NOT BE OKAY. #depression #MentalHealthMatters â Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) June 14, 2020 I thought I had two options in life, said Robin, to end it all or get out from where I am, uproot myself, go to some corner of the world and restart. âI reached out to my counsellor again and after I spoke to my counsellor again, I slowly started getting myself out of my way and it was with her that I realised I was going through clinical depression for the last 1-2 years. Once I went back to the counsellor, I made sure I stayed the course,â added Robin, who reached out to the counsellor prior to this but quit midway. âYou feel like the best thing to do under these circumstances is to finish it all. End it all. And thatâs where I think weâre very wrong. It has been a long journey, a tough journey, but one that required help. Itâs okay to not be okay, itâs okay to not feel okay,â Uthappa had said during this interview. We are reiterating here that depression is an illness and it is extremely important to seek help when you feel something is amiss as mental well-being is as important as physical well-being. If this can happen to celebrities, who we think are living the dream lives, it can happen to anyone. Uthappa subsequently had a great Ranji run in 2014-15 season, finishing as the national eventâs top run-getter. He hasnât retired yet but neither has he played for India since 2015. The 34-year-old top-order batsman was picked by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 3 crore for this yearâs IPL, which is currently suspended owing to the COVID-19 global health crisis. IMPORTANT: If you or anyone you know, is/are facing difficulties processing your thoughts, or feel that talking to someone can make you feel better, please do not hesitate even for a moment and reach out here or call +91-9820466726. A phone call can perhaps change the course of your/someone else's life, and it certainly deserves a chance. (With inputs from PTI and Quint)
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�Got The Feeling He Was Brighter Than I�: Saif Ali Khan Fondly Remembers Sushant Singh Rajput

Sushant Singh Rajput was no ordinary actor but a man who made sense in every argument made or projected in his interviews. He was a space junkie, a well-learned man, a lover of meta-physics, and someone who believed in being more of an actor than a star. Suddenly, people have started to realize that he was a gem that we lost but the only question that haunts us is where was this outpour of love when he was alive. Itâs been more than half a month that he is gone and people are still trying to wrap their heads around what happened.  © MensXP Saif Ali Khan, in one of his recent interviews, said that all the love that is coming for Sushant is nothing but hypocrisy and gave valid points about the double standards of the industry. For those who donât know, Saif shot with Sushant for Dil Bechara and will be seen in a special role in the movie. Well, the Nawab of Bollywood has been giving interviews and when asked about Sushant, he has all the good things to mention about him.  © MensXP In a recent live interaction with The New Indian Express, Saif mentioned that he felt Sushant was brighter than him. âI got the feeling he was brighter than I was,â told the actor. Saif added that he had a bright future and always wanted to talk about intellectual things. âI thought he had a bright future. He was polite to me and appreciated my guest appearance in the film. He wanted to talk about many topics like astronomy and philosophy,â said the actor.  © MensXP Well, Saif has been appreciative of how Sushant was a nice human being and he liked the actor for his generosity. In another interview, he said, "He was very nice to me and he said he wanted to come and have a drink and talk about various things, which never happened, which I feel bad about. Maybe I could have, you know, helped in some way or not⦠I donât know. But after working with him, I quite liked him because he was nice,â said Saif. 
Saif also mentioned in one of the interviews that Sushant was talented and was interested in the same things Saif used to like. âI think he had very refined looks and was very talented. When I met him, I thought he was a little on the edge. And he was a little, I don't know - I think he was looking for something. He was interested in the same things as me in some ways like he liked astronomy, and he liked discussing some of this philosophy,â said Saif. © MensXP In an interview with Anupama Chopra, he said that his daughter Sara Ali Khan too was quite fond of him because he was intelligent, hardworking, and a good actor. âShe liked him very much. She was quite impressed with certain aspects of his personality. She told me he was very intelligent, that he could discuss, you know, Jean-Paul Sartre and he could discuss various aspects of philosophy and engineering and that he had learned how to shoot with a bow and arrow left-handed, and he was very fit as well as very hard-working, and a good actor,â said Saif.
After knowing this much, it does feel that we have lost a gem who was a master of his craft and also was an intelligent human being who was different from many people running in the daily race of life.
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Elon Musk's Head On Kanye West's Body Is Something We Didn't Want To See & Now We Can't Unsee

Both Elon Musk and Kanye West exude this weird, chaotic energy that is honestly hard to understand. And, when you put them together, you would think it would result in something really out of this world, but nope, it's just a slightly frightening photo shopped picture. Recently, Kanye visited Elon at his home and shared a picture with Elon Musk with a funny caption. When you go to your boys house and youâre both wearing orange pic.twitter.com/IyPOdEKaVY â ye (@kanyewest) July 1, 2020 Good one, Kanye. I'm honestly wondering if they changed clothes just for that funny caption, or was it actually a coincidence. But, that wasn't enough. Kanye went on to share an updated version of the picture and it's honestly something I never thought I would see, and now I really wish I could unsee. Have you ever imagined what Kanye would look like with Elon's body and what Elon would look like with Kanye's? I can guarantee no one has ever thought of that, but we still have to see it.  https://t.co/wJLvIufr2u pic.twitter.com/PfQENqgGou â ye (@kanyewest) July 1, 2020 Elon loves it. Haha awesome ð¤£ð¤£ â Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 1, 2020 The original picture got roasted and it's hilarious. When you go to your boys house and youâre both wearing orange pic.twitter.com/IyPOdEKaVY â ye (@kanyewest) July 1, 2020 It's so funny. pic.twitter.com/gHtaZ3nlLG â nopeify (@nopeifyaltalt) July 1, 2020 Great names. Teezy and Yesla â dani capelli (@danicapelli) July 1, 2020 Crazy is an understatement. Elon Musk with black hands is something I didnât think Iâd ever see.

2020 crazy. â DJ PICKLE JUICE (@DJPickleJ) July 1, 2020 Ended racism. Meaning blacks and whites are all the same ð¿ https://t.co/TJsEKCUaIi â Sb Orlandoð¬ð­ (@gyaigyiimi) July 1, 2020 They probably think it's the funniest thing ever. I know damn well these two sitting there chuckling at themselves like kids LMFAOO https://t.co/eXACiyc63w â aaron (@WElRDB) July 1, 2020 We just got the proof. yeahhhhhhhh... the rest of 2020 bout to be a dumpster fire https://t.co/i7UjKvE7Yd â Orlando & The Rumors (@OandTr) July 2, 2020 Are you sure? On second thought https://t.co/qDPkD7jceQ â Dyllan (@DGrittttt) July 1, 2020 2020 is straight-up crazy. weâre living in a simulation... there is no fucking way this is real life https://t.co/s8Cjnyp1Ve â julie (@thejulesramirez) July 2, 2020 For sure. i just know kanye gets a dumbass idea and he goes âhold on watch this...they love this shitâ https://t.co/tAPtYl1KRP â Jadyn Landreth (@foreverjadyn) July 2, 2020 Relatable. this picture makes me uncomfy in a way I can't articulate https://t.co/e338ovit1a â leo (@leonardcowalski) July 1, 2020 Exactly. If this picture doesnât end racism then I donât know what will. https://t.co/Sf9UDexCKQ â Crâªwd âFailed Scientistâ Demon (@CrowdDemon) July 2, 2020 Kanye got a dumb idea and went with it. I need to know what your reasoning was for this??? https://t.co/K4gzwA2jPn â N8 (@NATHANLEWINSKY) July 1, 2020 Why Kanye, why? Kanye why https://t.co/yE6ICWV1pJ â Alex (@NoMorePartiesI2) July 1, 2020
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Mumbai Police's 'Dark' Series Reference Post To Spread Important Message Leaves People Impressed

Mumbai Police has always had its Twitter game on point with its creative and witty tweets to spread awareness on social issues. The interesting thing is they use pop culture references and funny memes to put forth advisory messages which is, TBH, the best way to get people to actually listen. They are relatable and fun, and can even reach a larger audience. This time too they have done it right. Mumbai police has now used a reference from a popular web series, Dark, to send out an essential advisory message. It is basically a note of caution that everyone should follow to stay safe in the current situation, especially when the COVID-19 cases are increasing on a daily basis.Taking the creativity to another level, they shared an image with a message which contains a reference from the German science fiction thriller series Dark. Here, take a look: Question - Is it okay to share masks?

Answer- Absolutely not. Itâs a #Dark habit pic.twitter.com/kiTsdBlIpR â Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) July 2, 2020 Emphasising on the importance of staying safe and not sharing masks, they wrote, âIs it okay to share masks?â Then they added the answer, âAbsolutely not. Itâs a #Dark habit.â Well, it sure can turn dark as there is a high probability of catching infection if we share the mask we are wearing with someone else or use theirs. People on Twitter took notice of their creativity and flooded the post with appreciative comments. I just love the @MumbaiPolice media team. Great ideas â Sandeep Dutta (@jeddidahsam) July 2, 2020excellently conveyed haha. Thank You Saviors â Ketaki Kets (@Kets00100) July 2, 2020Mumbai police is lit!! â Rohit Agrahari (@Rohit_Agrahari8) July 2, 2020witty ð» â apurva chavan (@apurvac43441230) July 2, 2020Whoever's Handling the Mumbai Police's Social Media is very cool. Loving the tweets & posts! â Pooja Daya (@pooj_daya) July 2, 2020Superb creativity â£ï¸ â GOPI (@GOPI68649810) July 2, 2020Sharing is not always caring! pic.twitter.com/3g9vxp9rCY â Funny Molecule (@tweeetbro) July 2, 2020Well, one thing is for sure - talking about important issues should not and does not need to be boring. And thatâs exactly what Mumbai Police is doing. Kudos to them for their creative posts over the years!
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PewDiePie Pays His Respect To Sushant Singh Rajput & Believes He Was A Really Good Guy

It's almost been three weeks since we got the news of Sushant Singh Rajput's tragic death and it's still hard to believe a brilliant actor and person like him is gone forever. © Twitter For weeks, people have been paying him tributes and celebrating his work. Now, the latest person to pay his respects to the late actor is PewDiePie. Recently, in a video, he talked about the #Unsubscribe hashtag along with Sushant Singh Rajput. Not wanting to get into the entire thing with T-Series, he just remembered seeing a video of Sushant addressing students at a university.
He said, "I have seen people talk about it and there was something about Sushant Singh Rajput. It was a university talk about this guy. He seemed like such a good dude, like a genuinely good dude. So people were pointing to nepotism in the industry and then it somehow got in a clash with T-Series and that is why Unsub T-Series got trending. Itâs such a shame he decided to end his life. I donât know everything about him but from what I saw he seemed a really good dude and someone the industry needs. So itâs a huge loss. Rest in peace." Someone's first impression of Sushant is so pure just because of how genuinely great he actually was. PewDiePie is also seeking advice on whether he should make a video on him or not. love you pewdiepie

Sushant Singh Rajput was an amazing Bollywood actor. pic.twitter.com/m38vIzfFwC â Dan (@Danmurai) July 1, 2020 A great gesture! Whn @pewdiepie talked abt #SushantSinghRajput, it made me so happy to see a big prsn like him talk abt him whereas big people here r pressing it.
Also when he said its universally talked about means voices are reaching, so keep SPEAKING

Thanks @pewdiepie #CBIMustForSushant pic.twitter.com/1FQ14SlreX â #SushantInOurHeartsForever (@AnjaliT41374448) July 1, 2020 Hmm. Pewdiepie payed his respects to Sushant 𥺠pic.twitter.com/nFnS4I6LRm â Luqman bhana (@luqman_bhana) July 1, 2020 That's great. Sushant Singh Rajput follows PewDiePie on Instagram. Sushant was a floor gang....aawoo pic.twitter.com/15tGgUJWhh â Ajit Ningombam (@ajitning) June 28, 2020 Okay then. Pewdipie is an absolute gem of of a person. I didn't think he would truly talk about Sushant other than the brief mention in his Cancel Pewdiepie video.
Where the Indian industry itself is trying to cover it under mud, it'd be so huge if Felix talked about it pic.twitter.com/WKK06g2HGr â rev (@revTrelos) June 30, 2020 He was a great person. #UnsubscribeTSeries pewdiepie in his latest video addressed sushant and said that it was a shame that he had to end his life that way..he seemed like a good dude in the interviews and from what he has read about him.. someone the industry needed.....andhbhakts where are you now? â Derek TJ (@derek_tj) June 29, 2020 Maybe he will. @pewdiepie please make a video on Sushant singh rajput..I am an Indian and I will love to see it â JacksonYT (@JacksonYT15) June 30, 2020 If only. For an influencer of PewDiePie's stature to appreciate the work of Sushant and even delve into his death, it shows what HUGE uproar this man's demise has created.

And for the right reasons. If only the people had shown this much support when he was alive.. â ⢠S à D à A ⢠(@livenletlive25) June 30, 2020 Great guy. There is a reason I always said that pewdiepie deserves to be the most subscribed YouTuber

He talked about SUSHANT SINGH RAJPUT without even knowing him
Completely he still played tribute to him!!!!!

Sushant was a fan of him too
RESPECT https://t.co/Z1y2G4G2Ws â ðððððð (@__iamyourdaisy_) June 30, 2020
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Robert Downey Jr�s 2007 Screen Test For �Iron Man� Shows Why He�s Meant To Be Tony Stark

If Robert Downey Jr. has proven anything during the 11 years of him playing the character of Tony Stark, itâs that nobody in the world could have done a better job than him (well, maybe Elon Musk, considering the role was based on him).  He was the perfect man to be the âgenius billionaire playboy philanthropistâ that Stark was and his transition from being a selfish rich guy to someone who sacrificed his own life for the betterment of all every living organism ever, was captured brilliantly in the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. © Marvel Studios However, when the creation of such an extensive and extraordinary movie franchise was just a mere idea and the first project in the pipeline was that of Iron Man, it was that one actor who shouldered the responsibility and succeeded beautifully. 
After the end of an era with Avengers: Endgame last year, Marvel Studios released Downeyâs official screen test footage from 2007 when he had to audition for the role despite director Jon Favreau backing him one hundred percent. © Marvel Studios Considering how Downey had to reinvent the character, based on information coming out of comic books, he absolutely crushed it during the tests. 
The video consists of three scenes which were in the original script of the 2008 film, two of which didnât make it to the final cut: 1. Dialogue Between Stark & Christine Everhart The first scene shows Stark talking to reporter Christine Everhart at the beginning of the movie in which she asks him whether Stark Industries was into âwar profiteeringâ.  This was of course followed by a scene of Everhart spending the night at Tonyâs mansion because⦠it was 2008, I guess? 2. Talking To The Soldiers © Marvel Studios Although this scene did not make it to the final cut at all, it shows how quickly Downey could change the mood of the scene from light and comedic to serious ending with a comic relief. It also shows how he could think in split seconds and come up with hilarious lines, cracking up everyone in the room without breaking character.
3. Telling Col. James Rhodes About The Suit © Marvel Studios The final scene in the footage shows Stark talking to his buddy Col. James âRhodeyâ Rhodes after the US Air Force attacks him with two F-22 fighter jets. The tension between the two actors was evident from the beginning and according to the dialogues, Starkâs initial rendition was supposed to be a lot more serious than it turned out to be.
This scene also didnât take place in the movie but a lighter, funnier and more casual moment was shown instead.
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4 Private Indian Rocket Companies That Will Push The Boundaries Of Space Exploration With ISRO

SpaceX is doing an incredible job with back-to-back rocket launches in the US. The company has already launched its 11th Falcon 9 rocket of the year, and there's a lot more to come. SpaceX has truly become one of those names that'll stay synonymous with the US space history. In case you're wondering, there are a lot of private Indian rocket companies here too. You may not have heard about them unless you're heavily invested in space study, but here are four private Indian rocket complanies that are India's answer to SpaceX. Skyroot Aerospace © Agnikul Agnikul Cosmos is a Chennai-based aerospace manufacturing company founded by Srinath Ravichandran and Moin SPM. The company is working on a rocket named 'Agnibaan', which is a two-staged rocket with 3D-printed engines. Agnikul wants to be one of the first companies to offer affordable in-orbit launches before branching to outer space.
Bellatrix AerospaceThis one's an Indian aerospace R&D company that specializes in satellite propulsion. It's based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, and was founded by Rohan M Ganapathy and Yashas Karanam. Bellatrix is working on a rocket named 'Chetak', and it could be the first rocket with engines that use Methan and liquid oxygen. They're planning to use a 'Mobile launcher' to launch their rocket, although it remains to be seen how it works out.
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Dear Bollywood, It�s Time To Stop Favouritism And Start Supporting True Talent

Dear Bollywood,
As we say, Bollywood is a âmayanagriâ where people come to achieve big dreams and follow their passion of becoming an actor that they have been nurturing for years. I have been a big cinema lover, and I totally understand the rush of earning a huge chunk of money and filling your pockets because thatâs what we work for. In the recent past, I have heard words like ânepotismâ and âfavouritismâ a lot.  Suddenly, the Bollywood I was a big fan of, started to show its true colours and the ugly realities, which were hidden in a closet, started to crawl out. Yes, there was a lot of injustice happening but no one really spoke about it. Back in the 90âs, there was no social media and the untold truths within the industry was hidden from the public eye. But, things are different now, with the advent of social media, as everyone has access to the information available.   Like the shadow
I am
and
I am not...
~ Jalaluddin Rumi ï¸ pic.twitter.com/Ejj1X6LSyV â Sushant Singh Rajput (@itsSSR) October 26, 2019 After Sushant Singh Rajputâs tragic demise, I am seeing the favouritism and nepotism bit in its naked state all over social media. According to reports, it was revealed that Sushant was banned from the big banners and dark realities were out in front of us to contemplate. Kangana Ranaut  even made a video trying to âexposeâ her version of the truth and garnered a lot of opinions.     A day before yesterday, Kunal Kemmu and Vidyut Jammwal spoke about the harsh reality wherein they said they were completely sidelined and ignored to the point that they were not even intimated about the press conference that HotStar was holding for announcing their movies. This is after when the hot debate these days is around the nepotism that is deep-rooted in the industry. Izzat aur pyaar maanga nahi kamaya jaata hai. Koi na de toh usse hum chhote nahi hote. Bas maidaan khelne ke liye barabar de do chhalaang hum bhi oonchi laga sakte hai â kunal kemmu (@kunalkemmu) June 29, 2020A BIG announcement for sure!!
7 films scheduled for release but only 5 are deemed worthy of representation. 2 films, receive no invitation or intimation. Itâs a long road ahead. THE CYCLE CONTINUES https://t.co/rWfHBy2d77 â Vidyut Jammwal (@VidyutJammwal) June 29, 2020Why are we forgetting that fact that Bollywood is not only restricted to the people who are influential and have filmy backgrounds? We have talented actors that are not influential but their work speaks volumes of their brilliance in their craft. I am almost saddened to see the sheer hypocrisy thatâs so evident for everyone to see. Abhay Deol pointed out the fact that even awards are unfair and how these tags are undermining the value that a real actor can get on board. Why do we see proper promotion strategies panned out for star kids and not for the ones who donât have filmy roots? Why is it that all the people who are not from the filmy background take 10 to 15 years just to get noticed? In an interview with me, Vijay Varma told me it took him a good 8 years to finally get noticed. Avinash Tiwary had to struggle for 15 long years to finally land a role as a male lead. It took Viineet Kumar Singh 18 years to show his talent to the world. From Taapsee Pannu to Manoj Bajpayee, everyone who had no godfather in the industry, had to keep proving themselves and keep giving the test of time. But thatâs not the case with star kids as they get it handy on their plate. I am not denying the fact that they donât have to prove themselves but the rule is the same for the ones who have no godfathers. Taapsee, in an earlier interview, said how she lost on a few projects because she was not a star kid. She told PTI, âIt is not a shocker to me that a film went out of my hands, not because I was not credible, but because I was not so-and-so's daughter or sister or dating so-and-so.â She also added, âI used the same hand to pat my back and to pick me up when I get shattered after losing out on a film due to reasons except your credibility to that role.â Swara Bhasker, once said, âBollywood as an industry is based on relationships, it has always been star-driven and it has an element of feudalism.â Why is that every time all these people who leave their cities to chase dreams have to struggle this much? Why is there constant pressure on them to prove their mettle every time because they dread of the fact if they fail to do so, no one is going to help them? Yes, nepotism is everywhere but if you want to become a doctor or an engineer, you will have to sit with lakhs of other aspirants to prove the fact that you are worthy of a chance. All I am asking for is a fair system in place and better scrutiny to know who is talented and who is not. The parameter shouldnât be solely based on the fact that you have connections. It should be driven only by the merit and talent that an actor brings to the table.  My request is to both the audience and media to help and be the voices of the real talents and promote them too. We have actors like Abhishek Banerjee, Jitendra Kumar, Amit Sadh and many others who need our support. Itâs high time that we understand, favouritism and nepotism arenât doing any good to the industry per se. Yours Truly, A Cinema Lover
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Last Night Gmail Was Down Across India & These Hilarious Memes Helped Us Cope With It

On Wednesday, the world almost came to a standstill. No no, donât panic. Actually it almost felt like that, as users of Googleâs email service Gmail, across the places in India, suffered a sudden outage for almost over an hour, especially the Airtel users. Soon, several Gmail users took to their social media accounts to complain about the outage in the service, and #Gmail and #GmailDown started highly trending on Twitter. Subsequently, Gmail's social media account also responded to users who complained about the issue and said it was working to resolve the issue. "Thanks for reporting. We are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Appreciate your patience," the email service provider said in a response to a Twitter user. Hi there. Thanks for reporting. We are aware of the issue and are working on a fix. Appreciate your patience. â Gmail (@gmail) July 1, 2020 In addition, some users complained that the issue was specific to only Airtel users. Soon, popular outage tracking portal Down Detector reported there was an outage with Google servers on July 1. It said nearly 62 per cent of the users reported problems with Gmail, being unable to send or receive emails. However, as we know our people, they turn every issue into a meme - thatâs exactly what happened here too. Soon, people on Twitter flooded the micro-blogging site with hilarious memes and jokes to express their confusion over the sudden outage.
Check out some of the funniest reactions here: Everyone posting about #Gmail server down and work from home.
Meanwhile Marwadis who always go to their dukaan pic.twitter.com/u2zq9t0AmB â Neeraj Agrawal (@neeraj_aashi) July 1, 2020#Gmail server are down
Le TCS Webmail: pic.twitter.com/I6jj61Mq0Y â Divyang Parekh (@divyang_parekh) July 1, 2020When we try to login Twitter in other phone ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£
#Gmail : pic.twitter.com/6iN8Iizren â Kuldeep Singh (@kdtion_) July 1, 2020#gmail is down
Other mailing service...#Gmailnotworking pic.twitter.com/25MqSQ6C7W â Dwarkesh Soni (@DkBoss____) July 1, 2020#Gmail server down, i'am so excited to experience it. So it's my first email pic.twitter.com/meRdWo0mrP â Umesh Narayan Mishra (@iamumesh19) July 1, 2020#Gmail server is down in India#Gmail #gmaildown pic.twitter.com/55CWYhHbrR â Chinmoy Ray (@iamchin) July 1, 2020*#Gmail Server Is Down*

Le Memers- pic.twitter.com/bprtDBe40B â Piyu(SH)are (@PIYUshARE) July 1, 2020When #Gmail server down ð¤³

Yahoo : pic.twitter.com/B9CUsHra3J â Monika Chaturvedi (@itsme_moni07) July 1, 2020Microsoft outlook and teams users reaction after #Gmail is down pic.twitter.com/64aH3L5itC â Yashraj Chauhan (@iam_yashraj) July 1, 2020#Gmail server is down

Work from home wale pic.twitter.com/pg99P1dWTW â insanememerr (@Adrrshh) July 1, 2020After knowing #Gmail is going down
Right yahoo pic.twitter.com/rCXci6zirA â Anurag (@anu_agrwl) July 1, 2020Time to mail presentation to Manager

Suddenly #Gmail stops working

Me: pic.twitter.com/CSvTpsMxGC â Mr. Stark (@Mr_Stark_) July 1, 2020 Well, Gmail is by far the most used email service and this sudden outage affected millions of users. Besides, some users also tweeted that the service was working on mobile networks, but not broadband networks.
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PM Modi Quits Chinese Website Weibo But Here�s Why He Wasn�t Allowed To Remove Two Posts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has suspended his official account on the Chinese social media website Weibo. The account was set up five years ago when the Prime Minister visited China for the first time.  PM Modi had a total of 115 posts that had to be removed manually since Weibo implements a complicated process for VIP accounts.  Weibo is Chinaâs biggest microblogging website, similar to Twitter, and was amongst the 59 apps that were banned by the Indian Government.  © Reuters Since most of the posts were deleted manually, two particular posts were not allowed to be removed by the micro-blogging website. The two posts feature images of PM Modi along with Chinese President Xi Jinping. 
Turns out, the app does not let users delete pictures of the Chinese President easily, which may be the case here as well.  Weibo has come under scrutiny before as well for following strict censorship policies imposed by the Chinese Government. It has led to certain trends being removed from the website altogether and even made âWinnie The poohâ unsearchable on the micro-blogging website, as it was used a meme to compare the cartoon bear with the Chinese President.  © MensXP Weibo was banned by The Ministry of Information Technology as it had received many complaints of data break and misuse of some mobile apps on "Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users'' 
After the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, China claimed "Indiaâs measure, selectively and discriminatory aims at certain Chinese apps on ambiguous and far-fetched grounds, runs against fair and transparent procedure requirements, abuses national security exceptions & suspects of violating WTO rules," said Ji Rong, spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in India. © Twitter_Narendra Modi It is worthy to point out that many of our readers found the statement to be hypocritical since China does not allow any of the major social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube amongst many others. 
These websites and apps are banned in China as a part of the Great Firewall China initiative that strictly regulates the internet domestically. Many of these websites have been banned in China as China feels it can hurt its ânational security.â
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Hacktivist Group �Anonymous� Calls TikTok A Spying App By Chinese Govt & Asks People To Delete It

The popular Chinese video app TikTok is facing a tough week after it was found that the app was spying on its users, following which it was swiftly banned by the Indian Government.  The app has been accused of mishandling data and follows censorship according to Chinese Internet policies.  TikTok was caught spying on its iPhone app where it could read every text copied by a user. This could include sensitive information such as passwords, financial information and other personal details.  © Facebook_Anonymous TikTok was later removed from both Googleâs Play Store and Appleâs App Store after the app was banned by the Indian Government earlier this week. 
India has banned 58 other Chinese applications that were found to be tracking users' data which was not being stored in the country.  Recently, Hacktivist group 'Anonymous' trained its guns on the social media app and is asking everyone to delete the app from their phones. The Hacktivistâs Twitter account said, âDelete TikTok now, if you know someone that is using it, explain to them that it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation.â Delete TikTok now; if you know someone that is using it explain to them it is essentially malware operated by the Chinese government running a massive spying operation. https://t.co/J7N9FS7PvG â Anonymous (@YourAnonCentral) July 1, 2020 In the Retweet, the post detailed a Reddit post that claims the app can track personal and sensitive information which was found after TikTok was reverse-engineered. According to the Reddit post, TikTok can identify the hardware of your phone, on which other apps are installed, your IP router Mac address and everything else related to the network.  Some versions of the app could also ping your GPS location every 30 seconds, which means the app was tracking the location of a user most of the time.  © Unsplash Additionally, it was also found that every bit of the logging done on TikTok is remotely configurable, meaning it can be accessed from anywhere. 
Other alarming practices found in the app's code shows it can allow downloading of zip files remotely, unzip and execute it as a binary on Android phones. Anonymous said, âThere are zero reasons mobile app would need this function legitimatelyâ TikTok no longer works in India and does not work even with a VPN but is still available for download and use in countries. Claims by  Anonymous is certainly alarming as the group considers TikTok a spying app for the Chinese Government.  The Reddit post also compared Instagram, Facebook and Reddit with the Chinese app and called it incomparable. âItâs like comparing a cup of water to the ocean â they just donât compare,â the Reddit post said.
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How Homophobia Has Affected Dutee Chand Who Came Out As India�s First Gay Athlete A Year Ago

Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has opened up about how people have started looking at her âdifferentlyâ ever since she revealed being in a same-sex relationship, last year.  In an online interaction with US Consul General in Hyderabad Joel Reifman, Chand said: âOne may fall in love anytime and with anyone. One does not decide that based on caste, religion, or gender.â In May 2019, Dutee became Indiaâs first athlete to talk about being in a same-sex relationship in an interview with The Indian Express. © Reuters "I have found someone who is my soulmate. I believe everyone should have the freedom to be with whoever they decide they want to be with. I have always supported the rights of those who want to be in a same-sex relationship. It is an individual person's choice,â she had said back then.
Duteeâs elder sister had threatened to âsend her to prisonâ if she talked about her sexual preference in public. âBut I am also an adult who has individual freedom. So, I decided to go ahead with this and make it public,â she had said.  Sheâs the 100m record holder and the first openly gay sportsperson in India. I guess she knows a thing or two about being first. Iâm so proud of her. https://t.co/auoyWY8yvk â Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) May 21, 2019 Other than her sister, she was praised by people from all walks of life for being true to herself and becoming an icon for those who had to hide their relationships because of the prevalent homophobia, but the support hasnât been the same. âMy partner supported me every time and I have chosen her for my life. People may look at us differently or call us by any name like gay, lesbian etc. That does not matter so far as we get to spend our lives with each other,â she told the US Consul. © Reuters In an exclusive interview with MensXP Chand spoke about how she always dreamt of getting married one day and urged the Supreme Court to pass the law in favour of same-sex marriage as well. 
"I believe in the ritual of marriage and ever since I was a little girl, I have always dreamt of getting married to someone that I love dearly and spend the rest of my life with them. If in the future, the Supreme Court does make same-sex marriage legal, I would forever be thankful to them."  Chand is considered to be the fastest female athlete of the country and also holds the national record in a 100-m clocked at 11.26 seconds. She also won silver in the 100m and 200m races during the 2018 Asian Games.
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�Chingari� Developer's Site Hit With Malware & We Wonder If People Who Downloaded It Are Safe Now

Chingari is currently enjoying its space as one of the most popular apps on the market. With close to 10 million downloads over the last two days, it's safe to say that a lot of Indians are now trying out this new app. And if you're one of those people who downloaded this app, then here's something that you need to know. It looks like the website of Chingari's developer Globussoft's is under attack and has been hit with malware. The same has been pointed out by the famous French hacker who goes by pseudonym Elliot Alderson on Twitter. Here's what he tweeted out - The website of Globussoft, the company behind #Chingari, the so-called Indian #TikTok alternative, has been compromised. The malicious drop[.]dontstopthismusics[.]com/drop.js script has been inserted to all the webpages pic.twitter.com/JO2lj4Jido â Elliot Alderson (@fs0c131y) July 1, 2020 He noted that the site has malware script in all pages and it redirects users to pages around the web. This, obviously, seems like a serious issue, but Chingari co-founder Sumit Ghosh seems to be very positive about the whole situation.  He assured that the users of Chingari are completely safe and nobody's been compromised. He noted that the user data is safely stored on a dedicated and secure AWS server. That being said, he did acknowledge the malware attack and confirmed that it's real. 
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6 Factors That Make Handmade Natural Soaps The Best Choice For Dry & Sensitive Skin

We have been debating for quite some time now about soaps vs. shower gel and clearly the battle is won by shower gels. 
In modern times, more and more people are making a switch to shower gels.  With the many benefits for the skin, we get why you would choose that. But before you do that, maybe give the better and improved natural, handmade soaps a chance? Unlike the popular belief, some handmade soaps are very beneficial for the skin. The natural ingredients used in the making makes it a great choice for people with sensitive skin.  Here are 6 handmade soaps benefits and why you should choose them if you want better skin! __ECOMLOOKS__936__ __ECOMLOOKS__937__ __ECOMLOOKS__938__ __ECOMLOOKS__939__ __ECOMLOOKS__940__ __ECOMLOOKS__941__ BottomlineHandmade soaps are great for all skin types, be it sensitive or oily, dry or acne-prone. Since the ingredients are natural and have essential oils, these soaps are nourishing and super gentle on the skin.  We hope these handmade soaps benefits convince you to give soaps another chance, especially if you want better skin and long lasting benefits!  Explore More:
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Yo Yo Honey Singh�s Latest Insane Body Transformation Is Making His Fans Scream �Haye Mera Dil�

Honey Singh is a composer, a singer, a music director, and a rapper and also possesses the power to make everyone dance to his songs. Mostly, his fans get addicted to his songs not caring about what the song is âactuallyâ about.  His fans love his songs and even when he was away from the limelight, people still listen to his famous songs like Haye Mera Dil, Angrezi Beat, Brown Rang, Blue Eyes, Lungi Dance and many more. However, he was away from the music industry for almost two years and made his Bollywood comeback with songs like Dil Chori and Chhote Chotte peg from the film Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety. ð¤ð¤ #loca coming soon! pic.twitter.com/knasHSA9Rv â Yo Yo Honey Singh (@asliyoyo) February 20, 2020 Now, we have seen Honey Singh undergo some major body changes. And for that matter, a lot of celebrities undergo body transformation that gives us some major fitness goals to follow. These transformations have time and again proved that all it takes is the will to change and the action to begin the journey. The latest addition to the body transformation brigade is Honey Singh but first, take a look at him before his transformation. So, here you go- This is Honey Singh in his song Makhna which was released last year. And hereâs Honey Singh in his song Loca that was released earlier this year. Now, this is Honey Singh post his transformation and the rapper has lost a lot of weight amid lockdown and has also gained muscle.  He posted a series of pictures on Twitter to flaunt his newly built physique- The caption reads as, âCheckout my Latest body transformation pictures, lockdown mein ki gayi mehnat !! Share which one u like !!â Checkout my Latest body transformation pictures, lockdown mein ki gayi mehnat !! Share which one u like !! Pic -1 pic.twitter.com/JGCuZq7fcq â Yo Yo Honey Singh (@asliyoyo) July 1, 2020 Hereâs another one- Checkout my Latest body transformation pictures, lockdown mein ki gayi mehnat !! Share which one u like !! Pic -2 pic.twitter.com/Tr0oV2idK7 â Yo Yo Honey Singh (@asliyoyo) July 1, 2020 Now, fans are congratulating him on his insane body transformation. Checkout my Latest body transformation pictures, lockdown mein ki gayi mehnat !! Share which one u like !! Pic -3 pic.twitter.com/KvoIC1qp5Y â Yo Yo Honey Singh (@asliyoyo) July 1, 2020 Hereâs what his fans have to say about his body transformation- The champ is backkkkkk â Salilacharya (@Salilacharya) July 1, 2020Lockdown ka fayda to bas railways or yoyo ne uthaya hai , waiting for you next â Rushabh jain (@rushabh_jain__) July 1, 2020Well come back , ab bachana fake rappers yo yo aa gaya â PREM (@dip4prash) July 1, 2020Old yo yo is back â Md Shariff Desai (@DesaiShariff) July 1, 2020Yo this yo yo Honey Singh which I want back..when will your next song coming I am desperate to watch. â Singh (@bhinder303) July 1, 2020King always king â kashyapparmar (@kashyapsarkar3) July 1, 2020His fans are lauding him for his body transformation, and are eager for his next song to release soon. Also, most people think that Honey Singh is the only one who has made the best use of the time amid lockdown. Enjoy 10+ premium subscriptions with Times Prime! Become a member today to get complimentary subscriptions of Zee5, Mubi, Storytel, Gaana +, ET Prime, TOI +, and more. Use code TIMES to get a 25% off on membership.
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Kartik Aaryan's Witty Reply On Shehnaaz Gill's Post Has Made Him An Overnight Twitter Sensation

Actor Kartik Aaryan is one such celebrity who never fails to entertain his fans and followers on social media. Recently he started trending all night on Twitter on Tuesday which surprisingly made his mother quite worried. This was shared by the actor on his Twitter handle.  Around midnight, Kartik asked his followers why #KartikAaryan has been trending all evening and the answer he received was sweet. âYaar please koi bata do shaam se Trend kyun ho raha hai #KartikAaryan Ab Mummy ko tension aa rahi hai (Please someone tell me why #KartikAaryan has been trending since evening. My mother is getting worried now),â he wrote in his tweet.  Yaar please koi bata do shaam se Trend kyun ho raha hai #KartikAaryan Ab Mummy ko tension aa rahi hai â Kartik Aaryan (@TheAaryanKartik) June 30, 2020 Soon, his followers let him know that it is due to a comment he left on an Instagram post by Bigg Bossâ Shehnaaz Gill, who is also Kartikâs one of the biggest fans. âBecause you followed Shehnaaz and commented on her post :) Thank you very much !! #ShehnaazGill,â read a comment by one of Shehnaazâs fanpages on Twitter. âBec of your comment on shehnaaz gillâs post and bec shehnaazians love you,â read another comment. Check out the peopleâs reactions here: because you made shehnaaz happy and we love you for that â shreya (@i_shreya18) June 30, 2020Coz Shehnaaaz Gill loves you... And you gave her a fangirl moment... Thank you !! Lots of lovee !! ï¸ â Anui_ (@PakaaMatt) June 30, 2020Because you followed Shehnaaz thatâs y ï¸ â Sanjh ð¥ (@iamautumnspark) June 30, 2020Coz u made our cute pie happy today,
So aapko khush kia ja rha hai â Chaaru (Sid_is_ï¸) (@chaaru__m) June 30, 2020Bcos we love you loads #KartikAaryan â Sia (@Sidnaaz88404918) June 30, 2020Because of your comment on Shehnaaz's insta postâ¥ï¸â¥ï¸â¥ï¸â¥ï¸ â ~ââ¡â~ (@mitali_xoxo) June 30, 2020KARTIK BABYYYYY
YOU'RE TRENDING FOR BEING THE SWEETEST AND THE CUTESTTTTTTTT HUMAN BEING ON THIS EARTH â Ankita ð¤ (@sluttysaviitri) June 30, 2020For the unversed, earlier Bigg Boss fame Shehnaaz had shared a glam picture of her on her Instagram account on Tuesday with the caption ârespect everyoneâ. Soon, the Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety actor asked her in the comments, âUsko bhi jisne sabse pehle Bat khaya tha (Even the one who ate that bat for the first time?)â, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic and the cause behind it. Kartikâs witty reply garnered 24,500 likes and 6000 comments. However, Shehnaaz replied with a shrug emoji and stayed with her â#respectallâ stand. Shehnaaz Gill is a Punjabi singer and model who featured in the 13th season of hit reality show Bigg Boss. Since then, she has featured in a couple of videos, including one with her rumoured boyfriend Siddharth Shukla, whom she met on the show. On the work front, Kartik will be seen in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 and Dostana 2. The production of both the films has been stalled currently due to the coronavirus global health crisis.
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5 Crazy Things People Have Used To Try And Destroy Their Nokia 3310 With

When it comes to durability, nothing's beating the good old Nokia feature phones. The original Nokia 3310, in particular, is known for its durability over anything else. It's literally a tank when it comes to durability. People have tried using a lot of things to destroy the phone with. We're talking pitting the phone against a sniper rifle, dropping it from crazy heights, and all that. Here's a look at 5 such crazy things people have tried to destroy their Nokia 3310 phones with:  1. Slicing With A Katana?The Nokia 3310 is quite a strong device, but can it hold its head when being sliced with a Katana? Check it out - 2. Nokia 3310 vs a Hydraulic PressHydraulic Press machines are something that are not to be messed with. But exactly what happens when the Nokia 3310 is crushed with one of them? Can it survive? Find out - 3. Nokia 3310 vs A BulletWhat if we told you that the Nokia 3310 can take a bullet and still work? Yes, that's true. Check it out - 4. A 1,500 ft DropCan the Nokia 3310 survive a 1,500 ft drop? Well, we won't be surprised if it did. Let's see - 5. A 20mm Rifle?Last, but not least, we have a 20mm rifle. The Nokia 3310 did manage to survive a standard bullet out of a pistol, but we're talking a 20mm rifle here. What will happen?
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An Astronaut Shared Breathtaking Picture Of The Earth With The Boundary Between Day & Night

Our planet is breathtaking and honestly, we don't talk about it enough, and also appreciate it, but that's a whole another story. Just looking at pictures of earth from space is so beautiful and it can induce a little bit of anxiety because the realization of one being so tiny in the literal sense of the universe is a scary thought, to say the least.
But, let's focus on the positive side and look at these incredible pictures of the eath shared by Bob Behnken, an astronaut. Showing the difference between day and night on our planet, he shared a couple of pictures. My favorite views of our planet that capture the boundary between night and day. pic.twitter.com/Jo3tYH8s9E â Bob Behnken (@AstroBehnken) June 28, 2020 One word - wow. Space and earth and planets are some of the coolest things to look at and I love how these pictures show the drastic difference so well. Moreover, another kind of related thing - will the flat earthers please stand up. Flat earthers make it way too easy to make fun of them and I want to see someone explain these pictures to me. Day and night! Unbelievable Day Meets Night ï¸ pic.twitter.com/wPNwqZzjqc â venus ð§ââï¸ (@venus47203379) June 29, 2020 Definitely the best part. The best part is that you canât see any shitty humans from up there. â Guilherme Benites (@guicbenites) June 28, 2020 Hmm. Ummm, I think the SpaceX will be his next mission. Heâs riding on the International Space Station & got there via a NASA mission. So youâre tax money is going to good use because never forget: major leaps take government spending, then private industry can come in after â James Trabert (@jamestrabert) June 29, 2020 Roasting humans are my favourite type of replies. Do we look as stupid from that height? â Samwel Emmanuel (@smccoobey) June 29, 2020 There it is! Be honest. Is it flat? â Todd Mitchem (@ToddMitchem) June 29, 2020 He's lucky. Pliz incase you get any opportunity pass it on to með¤£ð¤¦ââï¸ â Ambrose sira (@Ambrosesira) June 29, 2020 Can you believe it? @FlatEarthOrg Can you believe this shit? Because I do. â Bernardo Santos (@portuguesegb) June 29, 2020 For sure. Be sure to tap these photos to see them in their full glory! â https://t.co/l37zmFdvGM â Mike Pegg (@Mpegg) June 29, 2020 I would give anything to not be on this planet right now. Is it too late to be an astronaut ? ð¤·ð»ð§ Epic views of the world we all live in. ï¸ https://t.co/KjKX4zhiOo â Chris Hayes (@christophhayes) June 28, 2020 Very calming. Stop, take a deep breathe and just look at these photos. https://t.co/NH2b5UK9lh â Christy Westbrook (@ChristinaWestb3) June 29, 2020 Sounds right. While working at @NASA I have seen thousands of beautiful and rare photos of all the planets and everything else up in the night sky but photos of our earth where the sun is only partially covering it always is ultra-amazing to me.#NASA https://t.co/bWTshyqYWQ â Kevin Levy (@MrKdiddy) June 28, 2020 Imagine not having to imagine that. Imagine being in a place so incredible https://t.co/usVRkXrTKn â Jay ð¦ï¸ (@jayhall242) June 29, 2020
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This Doctor�s Day, Let�s Thank Our Brave & Faceless Warriors Fighting COVID-19 On The Frontlines

They say because God couldnât be everywhere all at once, so He created mothers. And when He wanted us to learn about grace and miracles, He created doctors. They heal us, cure us, make us a better version of ourselves and give us a second chance at life, literally. The men and women in white coats, spend years and years, burying themselves behind books, research, studies and hundreds of sleepless nights just to prepare themselves for the divine task of saving lives, even at the cost of their own peace of mind and safety. © BCCL Now more than ever, these real-life heroes deserve our undying support and faith. Amid the ever raging war against Coronavirus in the country and the world, every single doctor has put their lives on the line to serve people and help Indians defeat this invisible enemy called COVID-19.
And it has been anything but easy for them to navigate through this situation. With at least 70 doctors already dead at the line of duty in India, their casualties continue to rise. And why? Because they âchoseâ to respect their oath to help save lives in any way they can, under whatever circumstances, no matter how life-threatening they may be. © BCCL If things have been difficult for COVID-19 patients in the country, the predicament of doctors hasnât been easy either. 
Beginning with a lack of proper protective gear, to a shortage of essential equipment and staff, doctors across the country have been forced make-do with whatever little resources they had, until backup arrived - only to overwhelm them with doubling Coronavirus cases and deaths that they tried so hard to prevent. These warriors have been pulling off 8-10 hours shifts on a daily basis, running around the hospital and checking on as many patients who need their services, yet failing to keep up, given the sizable difference in the patient to doctors ratio.  Wearing unbreathable PPE kits, goggles that bruise and gloves that suck out the last drop of moisture and leave them wrinkled and scaly, these doctors are doing it all. © Pexels They go hours and hours on their feet, without food or water and no loo breaks either, just so that they can take care of that one extra patient during their shift. They do it all without ever expecting anything else in return besides their patientsâ quick recovery.
But being the âflawedâ humans that we are, we have been nothing but ungrateful to these heroes. We have been endlessly pelting stones and cutting abuses at the doctors for both doing their job, and not being able to perform up to our expectations, completely overlooking the fact that like all of us living during these times, they are also doing their best. © Pexels Instead of thanking them for their selfless service in the face of death itself, we have been attacking the very doctors who are fighting the toughest battles to save our lives, abusing them and disrespecting their every effort which is coming at the cost of their own well-being and staying away from their families.
Things have gotten so out of hand, that we are taking their services for granted, never once bothering to stop and even acknowledge their relentless spirit and willingness to serve despite it all.  Now more than ever, it is time to change our ways, and rectify our attitudes towards doctors, especially those who deserve it.
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This Video Successfully Captures The Essence Of Father-Son Relationship & Here's How It Came To Fruition

Fathers & sons share a relationship that is very nuanced and yet, is often brushed aside as something facile, and overly simplistic. MensXP & Philips One Blade collaborated over a video which tried to explore the dynamics of this relationship in an earnest manner. Naturally then, the requirement was for a brand activation exercise that was not just relatable for the sake of being relatable, but intelligent as well. The result was the video titled Fathers: Then V/S Now, which has garnered an inordinate engagement from audiences across major platforms since its release on the 20th of June. © MensXP THE IDEA © MensXP The idea that Philips One Blade had, was to create a light-hearted and yet intelligent and genuinely relatable video that explored how the dynamics between a father and his son has evolved over the years, and how, in spite of those changing dynamics, fathers have continued to be the source of confidence for them.
THE IMPLEMENTATION © MensXP In accordance with the brief, ILN Studios, & Carat, Philipsâ digital agency, conceptualised a narrative which juxtaposed the father & son relationship from two different eras: one, in the late 1980s-early 1990s, and one set in the present day. 
© MensXP The video presents various situations that a regular young boy in his early 20s may come across, no matter what era he is in. Throughout these instances, the fatherâs sensibilities of letting the child fall, learn, and that one always ought to do the right thing comes across as a constant factor throughout generations. One other thing that stays constant, is the need to do the right thing confidently, and with oneâs head held high.
THE IMPACT © MensXP Because the video was very relatable and earnestly made, it was received well across platforms. As of 30th of June 2020, the video has over 17 million cumulative views, with over 3,60,000 reactions, 55,000 shares, and a total engagement figure of over 4,19,000. The activation exercise proved to be wildly successful for not just Philips One Blade, but for MensXP as well.
THE OBSERVATION © MensXP As pithy as it may sound, content, indeed is king. The idea going forward needs to be that of finding solutions that integrate brand values with issues and concerns that audiences find commonplace and relatable. And of course, to present the best form of the message. In short, to come up with content that is not just relatable, but responsible and intelligent.

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�PUBG Mobile� Is Still Censoring Content In India According To Chinese Laws & That�s Not Cool

A few months ago, we reported that PUBG Mobile was imposing Chinese censorship rules in its game even though the game is not available to play in China. PUBG Mobile, developed, published, distributed and operated by Tencent Holdings, is one of Chinaâs biggest multinational corporations. It is no secret that Chinese censorship laws are prevalent in Chinese applications and that remains the case for PUBG Mobile as well. Other applications like TikTok have also removed any content that is critical of China without any warning or reason.  So @TikTok_IN has removed my last video which had jokes on China, jaisa desh, vaisi app. Kuch bolne ki freedom hi nahi hai. â Saloni Gaur (Nazma Aapi) (@salonayyy) May 29, 2020 A few months ago, Blitzchung, a professional Hearthstone player chanted a pro-democracy slogan, âLiberate Hong Kong, revolution of our timeâ in his post-match interview and was immediately banned. Hearthstone in China is operated by Activision Blizzardâs partner Tencent Holdings, which was probably why Blitzchung was banned as it was against Chinaâs censorship laws.   © MensXP © MensXP © MensXP Since Hearthstone is operated by Tencent, we decided to see if the company was abiding the same censorship laws in games played by millions in India. 
It was found that if you type âFree Hong Kongâ the game censors âHongâ with asterisks in an attempt to prevent their players from using the slogan. âHong Kongâ is still being censored at the time of writing this story in the popular Battle Royale game.  PUBG Mobile has censored even basic words such as âMeâ, âlolâ, âTiananmen square massacreâ in the past. It is worthy to point out that PUBG Mobile has been banned in China, however, still implements censorship according to Chinese laws in its global port of the game.  Appleâs region lock of ROC Taiwan flag ð¹ð¼ extended beyond CN devices to HK and Macauâs in the iOS/iPadOS 13.1.1 rollout. Interestingly, the new lock only affects the keyboard, and has no problem displaying and is easy to bypass by switching region. https://t.co/RVRKNQyc1l pic.twitter.com/8eQXambiAQ â çåæº Wang Boyuan (@thisboyuan) October 3, 2019 In previous instances, China has forced Apple to remove the âTaiwanâ flag from its keyboard during the Hong Protests in 2019. American companies complied with the order as they were fearful of losing business in one of the most powerful economies of the world.   We expect the censorship to get even worse in the coming days as China passed a new security law yesterday that gives the country powers over the territory that will crush its freedom. The new law targets the âcrimes of secession, subversion, terrorism and collusion with foreign forces, with penalties as severe as life in prison.â  The law went into effect last night and has already resulted in multiple arrests and allows the country to extradite individuals to mainland China. Weâve reached out to Tencent Holdings for comment about censoring âFree Hong Kongâ in the game and will add more to the story soon. 
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Now That TikTok Is Not Even Working With VPNs, These 4 Alternatives Are Quickly Becoming Popular

Earlier this week, the government decided to ban 59 Chinese apps in India including the ever so popular video-sharing app, TikTok.  While some people are extremely happy about the fact that it's no longer available, some are still trying to find ways to continue using it. Until yesterday, TikTok was still usable with VPNs, which means people were able to access the platform with VPN services. However, that no longer seems to be the case, because it seems to be tracking device ID too. © Reuters In simple terms, the app will not work on your phone if your device ID has been registered with TikTok previously. One way to bypass this is to install TikTok using a VPN on a brand new device or rooting your existing one. 
You could either do that or simply check out some of these alternatives that are quickly gaining popularity in India: 1. RoposoThis one is an Indian short video sharing platform with over 5 million downloads on the Google Play Store. It's available in multiple languages and allows users to create and share short videos, just like TikTok. 2. Mitron © MensXP This one is, obviously, one of the newer alternatives, but it seems to be super popular now with over 5 million downloads too. Mitron has had its fair share of controversies, but they were recently addressed by the creators and seems completely safe to be used.
3. ShareChatShareChat is an Indian multilingual social networking app that offers content in 15 Indian languages. Just like the other alternatives, it allows users to create short videos. The highlight of the app is that it has a chatroom feature that allows users to make a chatroom and meet new people. 4. TrillerThis one is a little different from the others on the list because it uses AI to automatically edit your videos. Very convenient, isn't it? It comes with over 100 video filters, editing features, and more.  This app will also help you to share videos on other platforms because, why restrict your content to just one platform, right? © Reuters Anyway, those are some of the alternatives that we think are worth taking a look at. We're not sure if TikTok will ever be usable in India again but we'll keep an eye on the updates and revert with more info.

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Addicted To Masturbation? 7 Alarming Signs You�re Indulging In Self-Pleasure A Bit Too Much

Ever since the outbreak of Coronavirus, the lockdown has affected our lives in more ways than one can imagine.  Our sleep cycles are disturbed, regular workouts have become a distant dream and according to a report by The Guardian, our7 sex drive is being destroyed as well. Under such times of distress, leading doctors from all over the world have recommended masturbation as the best way to satisfy your needs and also boost your immunity in the process.  Also Read: 10 Health Benefits Of Masturbation But how much is too much? Are you getting addicted to taking care of yourself? Here are seven signs that you are getting addicted to masturbation: 1. Masturbating Out Of Habit: © iStock If you are masturbating not because you are turned on or horny but because it has become a habit, something you have to do or else the day feels incomplete. 
2. Hurting Yourself: © iStock If you have abrasions or cuts on your junk due to excessive masturbation, itâs a very big sign that youâve gone too far and it might be time for you to realise that you have a condition, and that you need to make certain changes to your way of living.
3.  Choosing Masturbation Over Sex: © iStock If you feel taking care of yourself is better than getting physically involved with someone, and have refused sex not because you are nervous but because you feel it isnât as exciting.
4.  Going Once Isnât Enough: © iStock If you feel masturbating once isnât satisfying your urges and that you have to do it multiple times a day.
5. Canât Quit:  © iStock If you have tried testing how long you can go without masturbating but have failed to overcome the yearning, and have given up in the first couple of days.
6. Canât Focus On Anything Else: © iStock If you have tried diverting your mind towards something else, but your brain keeps bringing you back to the need to have a quick one before getting to any other work.
7. Avoiding It Leads To Anger/Erratic Behaviour: © iStock If you donât get to do it every time you feel like it, it messes up your mood, leading to getting angry at people around you or behaving irrationally.

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5 Things To Know About Lamborghini's New $3Mn Yacht That's Just As Powerful As Their Supercar

Have you ever looked at a Lamborghini on-road and wondered, what would it be like if they made a sci-fi luxury boat that's just as incredible and fast as their supercar? Okay, maybe not unless you have millions of dollars sitting in your bank, but it's worth pointing out that Lamborghini has made it happen anyway. Meet the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, a beast of a machine that's now official thanks to a collaboration between Automobili Lamborghini and yacht company The Italian Sea Group.  The yacht that we are looking at is inspired by Lamborghini Sián FKP 37 hypercar. It looks incredible, right? © Lamborghini The exterior of the yacht is also meant to capture the aesthetic of the Lamborghini Miura and Countach from the 60s and 70s. We'd say it's a good mix of an OG design and a sci-fi look with sharp edges and neon lights.
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10 Iconic Title Sequences From TV Shows That Are More Memorable Than The Shows Themselves

Some television shows are great and tend to stay with us for a long, long time. However, rarely do we even bother to listen to or watch the title tracks or the title sequence of these shows. This has been the case with some of the most popular shows of our times.
© iStock However, there are a few television & OTT shows that have title sequences that give you goosebumps. So iconic are these title sequences that we remember them for a really long time - we click the skip intro button with great difficulty if at all we manage to do it. 
© NBC Heck, some of these title tracks are so iconic, that decades after a show has ended, just an empty photograph of the set from the title sequence opens a floodgate of nostalgic memories. Photographs like this one.
© NBC Here are, what we think, the most iconic title sequences in television history. Admit it, you all have hummed along, nodded your heads, and maybe, were even left a little mesmerised by these. Just a quick note, weâre not including cartoons and animated shows, for thatâs a whole different story.
1. Dexter Dexterâs opening sequence really set the tone of the show about a âresponsibleâ serial killer. The entire sequence has been shot as if the guy getting ready, is committing a murder in different ways. Plus, the music just builds up the tension and suspense of the sequence. 2. House One of the most iconic medical dramas ever made, House had three different versions of their title track due to copyright issues. The final one that they stuck to the longest for, was a heavily reworked version of the Teardrop, by Massive Attack. We think the final version that is the last one in the embedded video is the best of the bunch, but honestly, you really can't go wrong if you choose one of the other two. All three are iconic. 3. Friends Diehard Friends fans will know the lyrics of the song by heart. What many of them donât know, is that the song was composed by a band called The Rembrandts and was a chartbuster much before the show was released. There is simply no point denying the fact, that the opening strum of the guitar brings back memories.  4. Westworld Irrespective of what you think of the show, Westworldâs opening sequence is one of the most poignant ones out there. The music is just fabulous, but the visuals of the opening sequence are just out of this world. Again, an opening sequence that completely befits the show. 5. Narcos The original title sequence for Narcos that was used in is one of the greatest ones ever made. The song, Tuyo, is so iconic that they stuck to it even when the show was revamped. We all have tried to learn the lyrics of the song; heck, some of us even decided to learn Spanish in order to learn the lyrics. When was the last time a title sequence had that effect on you? Never? We thought so too. 6. True Detectives Shows produced and distributed by HBO have a knack of having really awesome title sequences. The first season of True Detectives has an amazing title sequence, especially if you enjoy country music at all, (fans of Elvis, anyone?) As disturbing as the show was, the title sequence just hits the nail on the head, especially with its imagery. 7. The Sopranos If you havenât watched The Sopranos yet, you seriously have been living under a rock. The show is genuinely one of the greatest shows ever made on crime families. Plus, the title sequence and the theme song go perfectly well with the overarching theme of the show. 8. Mad Men Mad Menâs title sequence is as concise as they get, and yet, it goes so well with the entire premise of the show. The imagery of the opening sequence perfectly embodies what the series is all about: an ad man, selling us capitalism, while everything around him is crumbling. One can say that the sequence is a perfect metaphor for the concept of capitalism. 9. Game Of Thrones Putting Game Of Thrones on this list is a little risky. So bad were the last couple of episodes that people completely forgot about an otherwise stellar show. One of the best aspects of the show was its opening sequence. We particularly love the music of the show. We also like the various versions of the graphics that the title sequences had, but nothing beats the original one. 10. Sacred Games Finally, we have the one Indian show that all of us went absolutely crazy over. There is simply no point denying the fact that the opening sequence for the show was just amazing. It had a stunning set of visuals and moreover, put together the chaotic history of India after independence, very concisely, all in under a minute.
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