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Birds Flying Freely Amid Janta Curfew While Humans Caged Inside Is Ironic & People Find It Surreal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised speech on Thursday, urged the nation to stay indoors on Sunday to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus which is wreaking havoc across the globe. 
As per the reports, the number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed 324 so far and itâs only increasing each day. To fight this deadly virus, many countries across the globe have gone on total lockdown. © Unsplash In todayâs Janta Curfew, itâs ironic to witness animals roaming around freely on the road and people locked inside their houses.
If not anything, the whole situation has certainly made the entire human race to realise how badly weâve exploited the mother nature and now it is making us pay for our deeds.  © Unsplash Today, ANI shared a picture of a flock of pigeons gathered in Connaught Place, Delhi area, as people have restricted their movements in the city amid the Janta Curfew.
Checkout the post here- Delhi: A flock of pigeons gather in Connaught Place area, as people restrict their movement in the national capital amid #JantaCurfew today announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/axyxt8fUxX â ANI (@ANI) March 22, 2020Now that the people are staying indoors and practicing social distancing, animals and birds are roaming freely outside and are exploring the city, that looks nothing less than a ghost town.
The post, shared by ANI, has already garnered around 6.6K likes and 1.5K re-tweets on Twitter within minutes of getting shared. Hereâs what people on social media have to say about this situation: Lol. Rise of planet of pigeons!! â The_Muffin_Man (@MuffinMan_78) March 22, 2020 So true⦠Humans Caged.
Birds Set Free.

( Nature ) â Sumit (@iamdecipherable) March 22, 2020 Best illustration of the situation. pic.twitter.com/a2G6nWMAoO â Deep N Mahadani (@dn_mahadani) March 22, 2020 Makes total sense. One Pigeon to another pigeon: what the hell happened to humans â KA KA CHI CHI (@_Sickularslayer) March 22, 2020 On point! Nature is again explaining its importance ..... Nature will remain only then you will also remain a human form .... Selfish do not live long. â Vikas Singh (@Sanatan14191) March 22, 2020 What other option do we have? Definitely a sight to watch, digitally though â Shakti Prasad Sarangiâ¡ (@iamshakti93) March 22, 2020 Exactly! Planet earth is healing it was tired by all the hatred since decades â Vinay (@vinaygo03260194) March 22, 2020 Indeed. Humans are caged & the true owners of nature are free now! What a balancing act by Nature pic.twitter.com/JUqNjsHwb8 â Piyu Nair ââï¸ ð®ð³ (@Piyu_Nair) March 22, 2020The scientists across the world are trying really hard to find a cure and meanwhile all we can do is to take preventive measures and stay indoors.  Many countries across the globe are on complete lockdown and many are on its way to adopt the same strategies in order to contain the deadly virus. Itâs time that we realise and wake up to the alarms given by the mother nature or else we are calling the âapocalypseâ upon ourselves.
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Crew Of Medical Dramas Like 'Grey's Anatomy' Are Donating Supplies To Hospitals To Fight Coronavirus

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken all of us up. The reason why everyone's laying emphasis on flattening the curve is that we don't want to choke hospitals with patients and leave them in a situation wherein they don't have enough medical supplies. With hospitals around the world facing shortages of essential medical supplies like masks, major corporations around the world have started doing their bit. From LVMH making sanitizers in their factories to Zara producing masks. Even medical sitcoms like Station 19 and Grey's Anatomy have decided to donate supplies to hospitals and fire stations in need. © ABC network Other shows that have made donations, or are planning to, include Fox's The Resident and ABC's The Good Doctor. For a lot of these shows, medical essentials like the N95 masks, gowns, and gloves are stocked to be used as props on the sets of these shoes. But considering, the world is dealing with a pandemic that is depleting all medical resources, the showrunners have decided to donate all the medical stocks.
© Sony Liv ABC shared the statement from Grey's and Station 19's executive producer Krista Vernoff with a leading publication. 
© ABC network "At Station 19, we were lucky enough to have about 300 of the coveted N95 masks which we donated to our local fire station. They were tremendously grateful. At Grey's Anatomy, we have a backstock of gowns and gloves which we are donating as well. We are all overwhelmed with gratitude for our healthcare workers during this incredibly difficult time, and in addition to these donations, we are doing our part to help them by staying home."
Most show productions have come to a halt as the coronavirus threat continues to increase by the day. Among TV-series and films, Grey's Anatomy and The Resident both halted productions before the current season was completed. Considering all the medical supplies would've anyway been unused and would lie in the stocks, this proves to be an excellent move on their part.
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Here's How To Survive Self Isolation With Our Significant Others & Strengthen The Bond Further

Social distancing has become a lifestyle now, and definitely not by choice. It's the need of the hour for survival in a time of a serious pandemic and we have to learn how to work around it somehow. The outbreak of deadly coronavirus across the globe is a matter of serous concern and everything should be done in measure to ensure the safety and protection of people everywhere. 
The first thing we can and should do for ourselves is to create a healthy distance from everyone else and stay in self-isolation. This is because even if we're not infected, we could be secondary carriers, transmitting the virus to someone healthy. © Thinkstock Although if you show symptoms of the virus or have a fever, cough or flu then just maintaining a bit of a distance till the symptoms go down is a wise thing to do.
(3) Reorganise Your SurroundingsReorganising is therapeutic not just on an individual level but on a collective front as well. If you live together, you have obviously set up your space together too and you probably don't have enough time to rearrange a few things you've been meaning to for a while. Well, here's your chance to do exactly that. Find a space that needs organising and put your heads together and figure out the best way to do it. It could also be reorganising cupboards, cabinets or shelves or just moving furniture around. If it's an activity done together, it's fun. © Twitter (5) Get A Bit Pet FriendlyWe're all prepping for isolation in our own ways and probably everyone is stocking up because we're not sure how long we'd need to wait this out. In this situation, if you're already dreading being home alone with just one person, you can break the monotony and adopt a dog who can give you both company. It works best for you and the dog who probably needs shelter during these tough times too. Since you'll be home a while, taking care of a puppy would be easier too. Because most shops and markets closing down, dogs outside will have no access to food either, so adopting one or two can help them survive too!
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5 Common Mistakes That Most Men Make Before Buying A Perfume

A perfume that lasts long can be really tricky to buy. With thousands of fragrances being available, choosing the wrong one from the lot is actually something that could happen to anyone.  There isn't just the fragrance that you are buying that could lead to the foul-smelling misstep but there are more things associated with it like, its cost, scent, people and your patience level. If you want to avoid these common mistakes, you will finally be able to get the right perfume for your arsenal.  Here's a list of the common mistakes that men make while buying a perfume: 1. Not Taking Enough Time © iStock You decided to lay your hands on perfume but after you tried it, the smell faded in the middle. Usually, you are given the strips to check the fragrance which you should avoid. Instead, spray it on your wrists. Then, take some time, probably move around for a while and then see how the notes unfold. It should meld with your skin's chemistry. This way, it will be easier for you to pick the right fragrance.
2. Limiting Samples Mistakes Men Make While Buying A Perfume When you test these scents, there are two key things to know. Come prepared with a note that you are looking at, for example, woody, musky etc. You should be able to recognise and tell the salesperson exactly what you need, in order to reduce the guessing time. Secondly, test them in a proper manner. Your nose will tire after smelling so many of them. Take intervals and then test it again. It will help determine if the perfume sticks well with you or not. 
3. Neglecting Other Grooming Products © iStock You cannot just work with your perfume as other products in your regime also matter. Considering products that have fragrance add to your perfume as well. Every day, be it your grooming product or your moisturiser, the fragrance interferes with your cologne. The way to make this work is by applying all these products, for example, your hair wax or body lotion before you spray your perfume. Also, never use it immediately after your hot shower. Your scent's fragrance will sustain longer when you follow these steps.
4. Buying Perfume That Smells Good On Others © iStock Your friend bought a perfume and you instantly wanted the same one in your stash but there is a chance, that this perfume might not smell good on your skin. Therefore, it is important to research and check if the perfume that you have liked, is actually melding with your pheromones or not. A true scent will be on your skin no matter what. Hence learning about the notes stands important.
5. Finally, Storing It In The Bathroom © iStock Now that you have finally got hands on the perfume you love, don't just go and store it in your bathroom. This plays up with its longevity and sillage. We find it convenient to use the perfume but since the temperature inside changes, it can actually kill the notes of your perfume. It starts decomposing, changing colour and smells weird if stored at the wrong place. Avoid that and rather store it in cool, dark places.

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5 Comedy Movies To Watch With Family While Observing Janta Curfew & Staying Home Today

The quarantine mode is on and while some of us are doing fine because the anti social life was already a way of living for many of us, most of the other people are having an extremely hard time managing their schedules.  Today is the âJanta Curfewâ day and the entire nation is observing it by staying indoors, which basically means we are all locked up with families and suddenly we donât know what to do with all this time and people around us.  So, if you fear your house will turn into a âBigg Boss ka gharâ and lectures from your mom and dad are like background music in real life for you, then here are some light comedies you can stream today with your family.  These movies are available on your OTT platform so weâve picked the one which are easily available for you:  1. Dil Chahta HaiIf you are an independent kid paying your own wifi bill and living life but still have never managed to make one Goa plan without mummy or daddy asking âkyu jaana haiâ, then try watching this today and throw in some emotional blackmail asking if you can finally go once the coronavirus scare is settled. 2. Jai Mummy Di A casual, random watch which can serve dual purpose of entertaining and throwing in a hint to your mom about your alleged affair with the neighbourhood girlfriend. *wink* 3. MubarakaanIf the quarantine has caught up to your senses and things make no sense as your sibling pick up fights and your parents aimlessly scroll on Whatsapp, then just put everyone in a room and stream this mindless comedy which will make you all laugh in chorus.  4. Carry On JattaThis is probably one âgo toâ movie which will make you laugh, no matter what kind of a day you are having. Best part is that this one also has a sequel. So watching this with mom and dad will be fun. Get some popcorn and enjoy! Do not worry about not getting the whole hang of the Punjabi dialect as the subtitles make it easy to understand. 5. Hindi MediumA family oriented social comedy meant to be watched with your family. The second part of the franchise, sadly, had to be taken off theatres for now but until then, stream this one and enjoy a light watch. 6. Krazzy TabbarIt literally translates to âcrazy familyâ so that should explain why this can be a good watch today. A funny love story with lots of situational comedy scenes thrown in. 

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This Astronaut Is About To Leave The Earth For 6 Months But Won't Get A Farewell Due To Covid-19

Usually, as astronauts get ready to suit up and sit inside a spaceship to leave the planet, they get a farewell with friends and family members who gather together for a see off. But due to the on-going coronavirus outbreak, a NASA astronaut, who's about to leave the planet for six months will blast off without any family or fanfare. Chris Cassidy will take off from Kazakhstan on April 9, however, he's now expecting to say goodbye to his wife in Russia on Friday i.e., three weeks earlier than planned. © Reuters Chris's wife is apparently going back to Houston due to the coronavirus. Also, one of his three children is trying to get back to the US from New Zealand. He also expects to see a smaller than usual crowd at the launch pad too.
While speaking to The Associated Press cosmonaut headquarters in Star City, Russia, Chris said, "It really is going to be strange". He is already in quarantine ahead of his launch to the International Space Station.  âThe things that are stressing the rest of the world and the rest of America, are the same things that are stressing me right now,â said Cassidy. Chris is a 50-year-old Navy captain and former Navy SEAL. He said, "Iâll have my own interesting story to tell in years to come.â © NASA Usually, a group of people including friends, families, bosses, journalists, etc. jam into a room behind a glass wall to see the astronauts getting into their spacesuits before the liftoff. But it looks like this time there's not going to be anybody.
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People Are Saying This Video Game Legend Predicted The Future Again & It's Quite Crazy

Hideo Kojima, for those of you who don't know him, is one of the greatest minds in the world right now. He is popularly known for some of the most popular titles in the history of games like the Metal Gear Solid series, Castlevania, and more. Well, there's a meme circulating around the internet that says Hideo Kojima predicted the future again with his latest game called Death Stranding. Death Stranding is a game that's based in a post-apocalyptic world and it sees our protagonist, played by Norman Reedus, play the characters of a delivery man. © Kojima Productions Obviously, he's not just delivering food in the game. Our task is to make the deliveries of valuable supplies in a world where people are practicing self-isolation and social distancing due to an invisible threat. Yeah, that sounds an awful lot like what's been happening around the world right now.
When the game came out back in November last year, things weren't this crazy and serious. But now that the COVID-19 outbreak has taken a toll on all of us, the Death Stranding world has started to look a lot like the world we're living in right now. © Kojima Productions Seriously, just look out of your window and see if you can see people walking around outside. Because of Janta Curfew, things are looking eerily quiet even in India today.
Look, this might sound outrageous, but a lot of people seem to agree on this. Tyler Fisher from Comicbook also thinks the same. Additionally, a lot of people have realized it and have tweeted about the same as well. Here, check it out.
hold up a sec

right now:
- society is divided along political lines
- sudden onset of a nigh-inescapable illness
- paranoia setting in rapidly
- everyone relying on delivery services to avoid going out

ARE YOU KIDDING ME KOJIMA@Kojima_Hideo pic.twitter.com/P0CoRl4j8W â Nitroidâ (@Nitroid) March 6, 2020 "Hahaha, Ok Kojima!" Kojima in 2019: this game is set in a near future where people live in self isolation hiding from an invisible threat, as a delivery man you play a key role in keeping society alive
Everyone: haha ok kojima â Hal is in the air tonite (@halphelt) March 19, 2020 Avoid contact, guys! In light of recent quarantine efforts and social distancing, Death Stranding takes on a new light for me and seems more prescient than ever in its themes and symbolism. I can also better understand why some only speak through a holographic communicator & want to avoid contact. pic.twitter.com/GKC8cp37Tw â Peter Tieryas (@TieryasXu) March 14, 2020 "Bullshit plot" 5 months ago: What a bullshit Death Stranding plot, you just play a delivery boy in a world where everyone is locked up in the house and can't go outside what is this bullshit??

Today: pic.twitter.com/dMBHA1FF4s â Mimi Moon (@MimiMoonCosplay) March 13, 2020 In case you're wondering when was the last time Kojima predicted the future correctly, it was with a game called Metal Gear Solid 2. He more or less predicted the information age, fake news, echo chambers, and more in that game. It's only a matter time of until people realise that Death Stranding is a lot like what's happening in 2020. Anyway, if you don't agree with this then that's totally fine. But there's no denying that there's a lot of similarities. I mean, lines like, "Oh, It's so hard to form connections when you can't shake hands," No way! Well, it's not too late to pick up the game and play it while you're self-isolating yourself from the world. It's now available for PS4 and it's coming out this year to PC too. 
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State Police Departments Create Innovative Awareness Campaign On Janta Curfew & It's A Great Move

The entire nation has geared up for the âJanta Curfewâ which is going on today and will continue for fourteen long hours. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the nation to stay indoors as a preventive measure to contain the deadly coronavirus outbreak. Supporting the initiative, many celebrities took to their social media handles and shared awareness videos urging Indians to support the cause. Not only this, now the State Police Departments across the nation have also taken to their social media handles to create awareness messages in a creative way with a touch of humour. Mumbai Police took to its Twitter handle saying, âSometimes, all you need to do be a superhero is to stay home.â Checkout the post here- Sometimes, all you need to do be a superhero is to stay home! #TakingOnCorona

PC - @nithinsuren pic.twitter.com/KfbWg6qymN â Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) March 21, 2020UPâs Police emergency Twitter handle tweeted saying, âNiyam Sahaj hai, jeet to ghar may he hoti hai (the rule is easy, you win when you stay home).â
#JantaCurfew à¤à¥ दà¥à¤°à¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¥à¤ªà¤¯à¤¾ 'à¤à¤°' सॠन निà¤à¤²à¥à¤...#IndiaFightsCorona #StayHomeStaySafe pic.twitter.com/9JJHsGaJLm â Call 112 (@112UttarPradesh) March 21, 2020Besides, Nagpur Police also shared a witty meme based on Shahid Kapoorâs dialogue from the film Kabir Singh.
Friends: Let's all go together for a picnic

Me : #CoronaStopKaroNa #BreakTheChain pic.twitter.com/NECkgJLZ5Z â Nagpur City Police (@NagpurPolice) March 21, 2020And a video was shared from the official Twitter handle of DCP New Delhi.
Police officers making an appeal to people to follow the directions for #JantaCurfewMarch22 and stay at their homes between 7AM and 9PM. @CPDelhi @LtGovDelhi @DelhiPolice @HMOIndia @PMOIndia #coronavirusindia pic.twitter.com/GX0adEHzAj â DCP New Delhi (@DCPNewDelhi) March 21, 2020Most of the posts went viral within few hours and hereâs what people on social media have to say about the initiative:
True. Super man can ignore us staying at home but not our supercops. Proud of Mumbai police., â Milind Joshi (@milindjoshi_mj) March 21, 2020Indeed.

What a creative team you have!!! â Reshma Shah (@reshma31383) March 21, 2020 On point! @NagpurPolice pic.twitter.com/ItHbSel4L1 â Kachre Wala (@GaadiWalaa) March 21, 2020 Hainah? Aap logo ka ye memes style me msg dekh maza aata h.. â karan Yadav (@karanyadav73311) March 21, 2020 Lol. ohhh bhaisabh maro muj maro â Prajwal V (@vele_prajwal) March 21, 2020 Agreed.
Excellent Social work !
I am with you. â Akhand Bharat ..Apna Bharat (@Rajivan22291838) March 21, 2020 India right now... We are with you sir! None of my family members will step out of house during #JantaCurfewMarch22
Sir keep up your good work to fight #CoronavirusPandemic â NK Prasad(#CAA_NRC Supporter) (@NKPrasa77247245) March 21, 2020 Amid the dismally increasing coronavirus cases across the globe, India has reported over 340 patients so far, and it is only getting worse with each passing day.  In the current situation, all we can do is maintain social distancing and take all the preventive measures such as washing hands and using hand sanitizers. Also, it's extremely important to strictly follow the government's instructions.
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There Are More Gamers In The World Right Now Than Ever Due To The Coronavirus Outbreak

We're living in a world where probably every other person is now talking about a deadly virus outbreak. Tough times, but we'll get through this. One of the best things one can do in times like this is to self-isolate and avoid going outdoors. Well, it looks like a lot of people around are already doing it and most of them have turned towards video games to kill their free time. Steam, one of the biggest online marketplace for video games on the PC, saw a significant spike in the number of people online. Steam just achieved a new peak concurrent user record of 22 million, one day after reaching 21 million and six days after reaching 20 million.

Global lockdowns and self isolation due to COVID-19 has led to at home gaming becoming a safe form of entertainment to pass the time. pic.twitter.com/6lhNFCawKD â Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 21, 2020Yesterday, Steam marked an all-time peak with over 22 million online people, a record which was only set a day ago when it saw 21 million people online on its platform. Yes, these indeed are some crazy numbers that we're seeing now. There's a steady growth in the numbers and we can confirm that because Steam had marked 20 million online users just six days before hitting 22 million. It looks like the numbers started surging as soon as a lot of countries announced lockdowns. © Bethesda It's safe to call it a global lockdown because most of the countries, including India, are now on-board this whole self-isolation situation. This global isolation and self-isolation due to COVID-19 have led to home gaming becoming one of the most popular forms of entertainment. Additionally, it's also the safest form of entertainment out there to pass time.
Doom Eternal, a new game that just released during the outbreak, saw over 100,000 concurrent players playing it on Steam at a given time. In addition to Steam, we're sure other gaming marketplaces and launchers are also seeing a significant spike in the number of users. © Reuters Call Of Duty: Warzone has also attracted over 30 million players in just 10 days of being out. Animal Crossing New Horizons has come out with the Nintendo Switch and it's already seeing a ton of players online. Similarly, we've started seeing a ton of new players join existing popular titles like Apex Legends, Fortnite, and PUBG.
Online game streaming service Twitch is also seeing a lot of new users and the creators are having one heck of a time streaming in such difficult times and entertain the users. If you aren't already, then we suggest you stay indoors and isolate yourself as much as you can. In case you're interested, you can check out the list of games that you can play while being in lockdown.
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Here's How To Get Up-To-Date Info On COVID-19 From The WHO Via WhatsApp & Stay Away From Fake News

Coronavirus outbreak is currently at its peak in many places and it only seems to be getting worse with each passing day. In case you're following the news around COVID-19 then you probably already know that new numbers of positive cases are rapidly pouring in. With information changing so quickly, it's very important to find a trusted source to keep up with the numbers. If you're worried about the unnecessary spread of fake news during tough times like this, then here's the best way to get you facts right about the COVID-19. © Reuters You can simply use WhatsApp to get any information on COVID-19 straight from WHO. That's right. The WHO has announced a new Health Alert system through WhatsApp. This free service is designed to keep the people across the globe informed about things that are happening.
The best part about this service is that it's available 24*7. Here's how to use it. Within WhatsApp, simply send "Hi" to +41798931892. Yes, that's the number. You can create a new contact from within WhatsApp itself and then send the message. When you text, you'll almost immediately get a response back from the numbers detailing everything about Coronavirus along with a couple of other options to choose from. © WHO Now, you can select the kind of information that you'd like to learn. For instance, sending "1" will get you the latest numbers. If you send a "thumbs up" emoji, then you'll get information about how to protect yourself.
This particular service will soon be available in languages other than English like Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish in the coming weeks. But for now, if you know English then this is probably the best source of information out there on Cornavirs with reliable numbers.
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'Believe In Yourself': Cliff Devries� Story From Paralysis To Diving On His Birthday Is Inspirational

Cliff Devries has one of the most inspirational stories that the sporting world has ever heard of. The story of an extremely talented, confident young man who got into one of the most well known educational institutions in the world. The story of slowly losing his ability to do the kind of things he could. The story of undergoing surgery, facing complications and losing all his motor functions. The story of coming back from all of that. Devries started diving when he was in freshman year at Rush-Henrietta Senior High School in New York and quickly found out that he was really good at it. He had the body of a professional swimmer to go along with the elegance required for the sport. His brilliance in the waters got him a scholarship to the University of Kentucky as well. © Democrat and Chronicle By now, he had decided that he would try his hand at qualifying for the Olympics and maybe even win a medal for his country. However, the dream continued to be just that -- a dream.
While trying more and more difficult diving routines, Devries soon began to realise that his shoulder wasnât as strong as it once used to be. âI started taking courses, but then my shoulder started getting really weak and I wasnât able to do the diving skills anymore,â he said, according to an article by Reporter. © ESPN E60 Unable to perform, he soon lost his scholarship and had to move and started living with his sister in Utah.
Back when he had started to discover his shoulder abnormality, Devries went to the doctors with a thought that it was nothing more than a pinched nerve, something a lot of athletes suffer from time to time. But when he asked the doctors how the MRI was coming along, he saw the haunted expression on their faces and instantly knew that the problem was a lot bigger than just a pinched nerve. In 1995, after the test, Devriesâ parents had to give him the most spine-chilling news. âThey said, âCliff, youâre going to die. Youâve got a large tumor (tumour) in your spinal cord,ââ he recalled. âIt took the breath out of me ... All these plans of a future, a family â everything was wiped away. It was gut-wrenching.â © ESPN E60 In the need of a surgery, Devries travelled to New York City where the medical staff worked on him for 13 hours straight. They were confident that they had taken out over 90% of his tumour. However, the operation did not go as smoothly as they had planned.
Devries explained, âThey lost all the equipment. They donât know whether I died or whether it was equipment failure, but for a short time they didnât have any life signs on me." After the surgery, he was put on a ventilator for a few days. He was critical and had to be kept in the Intensive Care Unit. A few weeks later, he was moved to Strong Memorial Hospital but at this point, Devries had lost all motor functions with complete paralysis from neck down. © ESPN E60 Forget about diving at the Olympics, for Devries, moving a single finger had become a daunting task. âThere were times where, yeah, I wanted to die,â he said.
While everything physical that made him a top-tier athlete during his days of prime had left him, what did not leave him was his mental resolve. A sportspersonâs strong-headedness is the very root of their success or failure and Devries wanted to succeed. He sought therapy for years. The sessions were tough, gruelling and very demanding. One session would drain the man for the rest of the day, only to try and do the same things soon. But eventually, he did manage to get some response from his body. © Inspire More âWhen I really started to see progress was when they took me off of the medications, off the painkillers, the antidepressants, the blood thinners â all that stuff ... My muscles started feeling better; I started feeling better,â he said.
He got up all by himself within six months. He took a few steps after a year. He walked with a cane in two years and by January 2019, he was capable of walking more than a kilometer in one go. Still connected to diving, Devries wanted to do his bit in giving back to the sport. He applied for the position of the diving coach at his own high school and they showed their utmost support and hired him. © Reporter Instructing the young and talented students from the poolside became his new passion and he loved doing it.
However, in an ESPN E60 episode, the former diver expressed his sorrow in watching others get on the board and dive. He said that he wanted to experience what it felt like, the rush of a half a second in the air before you make contact with water, he wanted to feel it again. And so, on his 46th birthday, on October 30, 2019, he wore his swimming trunks, walked to the diving board, climbed the ladder, stepped to the edge of the plank and just⦠jumped. âYou are not going to find a lot of beauty in what I do, but itâs a lot of hard work, itâs a lot of emotions and itâs all balled up into a little half-second fall into the water,â he said. How do you know your limit? What is it that tells us âyou cannot do more than thisâ? What is to stop you from getting over all the obstacles in your way and take whatever it is that you desire? You look at Cliff Devriesâ story and you ask yourself that.
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8 Actors Who Broke Up With Their Partners After Becoming Successful In Bollywood

Bollywood stars manage to keep their lives personal to a certain extent but by the virtue of being in the glare of the media 24/7, it becomes difficult for them to conceal everything. With everyone having some skeletons in the closet, some of our biggest stars also have a very interesting dating history. Here is a list of eight such actors who broke up with their partners after they became superstars in Bollywood:  1. Deepika PadukoneThe gorgeous actress who is currently the heart throb of millions and is also married to one of the most successful actors in the industry, Ranveer Singh, has a dating history like any other normal person. Not many know that Deepika was dating actor Nihar Pandya when she first moved to Mumbai and started with her modelling career.  They went their separate ways once Deepika started pursuing her Bollywood career. Nihar is now married to popular singer Neeti Mohan. © BCCL 2. Priyanka ChopraThe âdesiâ girl finally met and married her dream man Nick Jonas in a wedding which was straight out of a fairytale and broke many hearts. While the Quantico actor has been linked to various co-stars in the past, rumour had it that she once dated actor Aseem Merchant and the two were going strong for a while when Priyanka was gearing up for her acting career in Bollywood. In fact as per reports, Aseem wanted to make a movie on her life but was reportedly stopped from doing so. © Twitter 3. Anushka SharmaWhile she never really opened up on dating actor Ranveer Singh and surprised her fans when she married cricketer Virat Kohli, Anushka was rumoured to be dating Zoheb Yusuf, a model she met in Bangalore before coming to Mumbai to pursue her modelling and acting career.  © Quora 4. Jacqueline FernandezOne of the most beautiful actresses in tinsel town, Jacqueline is a former beauty queen from Sri Lanka who made it big with her hard work.  Before she made her debut in Bollywood, she was reportedly dating the prince of Bahrain, Hassan Bin Rashid Al Khalifa. The relationship eventually ended once her life back in B-town got settled.  © YouTube 5. Kangana RanautThe queen of Bollywood is also one of the most honest celebrities out there. From link ups to alleged affairs, Kangana Ranaut has never shied away from talking about them. Her relationship with actor Adhyayan Suman was a very public affair which got ugly in no time as the two parted ways soon and he blamed her for affecting his career. Kangana continued to shine and went on to become a bigger success post that.  © Instagram 6. Alia BhattThe stupendously talented actress is currently happy in her love story with actor Ranbir Kapoor but before her big debut in Bollywood, Alia was dating her childhood sweetheart Ali Dadarkar. He happens to be her old friend and the duo grew up together. © Instagram 7. Ranbir KapoorThe actor has been linked to numerous women in the film industry including former flames Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. While he is currently in a relationship with Alia Bhatt, the actor was once in love with Avantika Malik, who eventually married actor Imran Khan.  © Instagram 8. Arjun KapoorThe Panipat star has finally opened up about his relationship with Malaika Arora but long before stardom happened, he was reportedly dating Salman Khanâs sister Arpita Khan for a while. The two were going strong until rumour had it that she broke up with him and they called it off eventually.  © BCCL Source: BollywoodShaadis.com 
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5 Healthy Hacks That Will Instantly Make Your Hairstyle Look Great

You usually have a set routine when it comes to your hair. Washing it with shampoo, drying it and leaving for work defines everything. Then there are also salon visits that help amp up the look. In the meantime, you ask your barber to change your hairstyle and probably end up getting the most disastrous one.  To save yourself from this ugly wrath, why not start working on your hairstyle that will actually help balance out these issues for you? Luckily, with these armed tips ahead, you would exactly know some healthy hacks that will make your hairstyle look great.  1. Don't Skip Pre-Styling Product © iStock Before you start styling your hair in a certain way, you can use products like heat protectant spray or sea salt spray. The reason why this works wonders is because it easily gives your hair that added volume you desire. Adding a pre-styler product to your damp hair and then applying your usual products amps up your hairstyle further. This is one of the easiest tricks to follow through. 
2. Choose Hairstyle As Per Face Shape © iStock There's only one thing that makes a hairstyle stand out and that's your face shape. Every face type is different and if your hairstyle doesn't go well with your face cut, it won't look good, no matter what you do. Understanding which hairstyles are supposed to harmonise with your face shape is something that you should consider before finally going to the barber and asking him to cut your hair.
3. Periodically Work The Edges © iStock A trimmer is probably not something you might want to use often, but it can come in handy to clean those edges of your hairline to look as neat as a new pin. Trimmers are a godsend but remember to go easy on it or you could end up overdoing and spoiling your look.
4. Use Hair Conditioner  © iStock Hair tends to get bothered due to humidity and other circumstances, but a quick damage control here would be to use a conditioner and run it on your hair when it's a little damp. Don't have hair conditioner? You can also use a dab of your facial moisturiser on your hair and control your mane. This works wonders and helps in keeping your hairstyle set at all hours.
5. Take Lukewarm Showers © iStock While piping hot shower can make you feel good, it actually strips off all the natural oil from your hair leading to dryness and more frizziness. Instead, learn to brace cold or lukewarm showers as that forms the basis of a great hairstyle. Get into this habit and you will notice positive changes in your hairstyle.

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A Beginners Guide To Do A Simple Haircut For Men At Home

With an indefinite quarantine period and no certainty as to when things will get better, courtesy the coronavirus pandemic, staying at home has become the new everyday reality for most of us. And one thing that we know for certain is that our everyday routine is going to be disrupted in the coming weeks since we can't leave our houses. In a scenario like this, if you're someone who can't stand long hair and are contemplating giving it a trim yourself, you should definitely read ahead. We're not saying that you should go all out with the scissors, but there is room for self trims that can make it look neat. Firstly, cutting your own hair is not for everyone. But hey, if it goes wrong, you're at home for a couple of weeks, so it's not that bad an idea.   So, for men, here's a quick guide to follow if you want to give a shot to cutting your own hair.  1. As a norm, the hairdresser will always wet your hair or preferably give it a wash before starting to cut it. Likewise, you also need to get your hair wet under running water and wash it using shampoo and conditioner before starting anything. © iStock 2. Next, run a brush through your hair and work out any knots. This will make sure that whatever you attempt to cut is even. Then, dry it off with a towel. Comb your hair again to get rid of any tangles.
© iStock 3. Cutting your hair can especially take time if you've never done it before. Choose a spot in your house where you can calmly sit down and cut your hair without any disruption. That's really important. 
© Istock 4. Comb your hair right about where your head curves, next brush through the hair between the part and the ear down. Repeat on both sides of the head. Next, it's time to get that trimmer out. Clippers work great for a basic haircut. However, remember to set your clippers' guard, which controls how much hair you end up clipping. © Kartik Aaryan Instagram 5. You can also lightly run past your hair in multiple directions with the trimmer to get all the strays at once. If you're going to use scissors, use the ends to lightly cut into your hair on the diagonal so you donât create any hard lines and take the ends off. With scissors if you can take help, you should for better results.  © Istock 6. Post this, you can just brush off the residue hair and take a shower. Your make-shift haircut might turn out to look better than you expected.
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5 Simple Yet Effective Things WWE Stars Do To Create Illusion Of Inflicting Pain On Rivals

At this point, people are completely aware of the fact that World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and some of the other brands who indulge in the same âpro-wrestlingâ business, depend heavily on scripts. Their goal is to entertain us using storylines and presenting a show inside the ring which resides within us for the years to come.  In hopes of achieving that, WWE has done various things in the past, such as, making the performers cut themselves with a blade to show blood back in the day to coming up with some of the most unusual narratives around the wrestlers (I mean⦠giving birth to a hand, COME ON NOW!).  Although, ever since the company decided to become kids friendly, they have turned down the crazy by a couple of notches and depended on the wrestlersâ acrobats and the ability to sell the moves inside the square ring. Having said that, there are a few moments from time to time during which the narratives require for the wrestlers to go out of their way, dial in their creativity and create the illusion of really inflicting pain on their opponents to sell the rivalry between them.  Here are a couple of the most simple yet effective ways that the WWE superstars have been doing it for ages now: 1. Triple Hâs Sledgehammer Shots To The Face © WWE Letâs start with the most obvious one. During his days as a wrestling headliner, Triple H was known to carry a massive sledgehammer in his hand wherever he went. He would take it out from underneath the ring or would have someone from the crowd hand it to him to turn the tables of the match in an instant.
However, the âdeadly shotâ that he used to take with the hammer was more evident that the wrestler thought it to be. Whenever, HHH used to go for a blow, he would cover the hammer with his hand which would absorb the contact between the iron and the face of his opponent. 2. Randy Ortonâs âPunt Kickâ © WWE When Randy Orton first introduced the world to his new move called the âPunt Kickâ, people wondered how could the WWE allow something so vicious. Kicking people in the head like a football has to be as inhumane as it gets, right?
But thanks to the multiple camera angles provided by the brand, fans were quick to find out why Ortonâs kick was not as deadly as it would have been in real life. What âThe Viperâ does is that he quickly swings away from the face of the opponents and âkicks the airâ with the rest of the selling of the move completely dependent on the victim. 3. Headshots With Steel Chair © WWE At the time of the âAttitude Eraâ, the company had no issues with wrestlers actually hitting each other on the head with steel chairs but due to multiple athletes coming up with severe concussions due to the move, they had to ban it completely. Now they are only restricted to steel chair shots to the back.
But recently, Edge found his own way about selling headshots with steel chairs when he was cutting a promo with MVP. During the scene, the âRated R Superstarâ placed MVPâs head on one steel chair and hit the metal with another chair just a few centimeter away from the wrestlerâs head. It sounded like the impact was real but MVP was absolutely safe. 4. Whipping Batistaâs Back With A Steel Chain © WWE When Triple H and Batista competed in a âNo Holds Barredâ match at WrestleMania 35, fans thought that the brand was going back to the violent era in which spewing blood and inflicting real damage was a common norm. According to the kayfabe, in the fight between the two legends, Triple H even ripped off Batistaâs nose ring at one point. 
He also began to whip âThe Animalâ with a massive steel chain with repeated shots to his back with the impact sounding as sadistic as it looked. When the dust settled, the fans watched the videos again and realised that the chain was hitting the announcersâ table and was merely falling onto Batistaâs back slowly. 5. Shawn Michaelsâ Sweet-Chin Music © WWE Ah! The notorious Shawn Michaels with his kip-ups and over the top jackets. One of the most entertaining wrestlers in the history of the profession, Michaels heavily depended on his finisher move, the âSweet Chin Musicâ to get the audience cheering (or booing) him. A swift kick to the chin which would sound like the opponent would only be opening his eyes at the hospital, that was the Heartbreak Kidâs memo.
After years and years of HBK performing this move, fans finally discovered the source of the devastating thud that came along with the kick. If you closely look at the leg that Michaels used to deliver the blow, you could see that he would slap his thigh with his hand just at the time of making contact with the opponent to make it sound like an absolute knockout. Which one has been your favourite? Let us know in the comments section below.
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5 Types Of Professionals That Earn Way More Than Doctors & This Hits Hard Amid Coronavirus

Beginning with the initial outbreak in China, the current crisis in Italy and subsequently, throughout the world, doctors and nurses in all departments were told they may have to start working in emergency rooms and intensive care units, a directive that sent shock waves through the medical community. Doctors and health workers across the world are giving up time with their loved ones to help keep ours safe and well. They have a simple request for all their hard work in combating #coronavirus ...#socialdistancing #stayathome #stayhomeforus #COVID2019AU #medtwitter pic.twitter.com/z9EUsiYnvs â AMA Media (@ama_media) March 19, 2020 As demands ramp up with the number of cases inching closer to 300,000, itâs sobering to realise how crucial the role of medical personnel are in society. An estimated 10-15 million doctors practice across the globe, and their counterparts in some of the worldâs more flashy, glamorous job titles receive compensation thatâs quite simply absurd - given the need of the hour. Weâre taking a closer look at the income disparities doctors have to face in four hotspots where the virusâ physical and social presence has made massive changes - India, China, Italy and the United States. Hereâs what we find:  1. Social Media Influencers © Reuters Thereâs no avoiding it - social media influencers have taken over their respective platforms in the last 10years, and their incomes have also exponentially exploded in return. Perhaps the most obvious and popular example is Kylie Jenner from the Kardashian dynasty - the âyoungest self-made billionaireâ rakes in $180 million per year according to Forbes. In case youâre wondering how much she earns compared to her counterparts, most of them are in med-school - the young celebrity is just 22 years old.
© Reuters Meanwhile in India and China, while thereâs no shortage of influencers across films, music and fashion plying their trade, the emergence of Chinese-owned
TikTok has spread the influencer bug much deeper into Indian cities and towns, amassing over 120 million users. Mr. Faisu, who we interviewed earlier in December, had close to 20 million followers before being hit with a ban for political content - a fanbase that allows him to earn an estimated 30-40 lakhs per annum. Thatâs about twice as much as that of a specialised cardiologist in India.  2. CEOs © Reuters It all starts from the top, of course - most of the worldâs richest people are helming global corporations with thousands of employees. In the case of India and the United States, things already seem severely tilted, with both nations topping the ranks for CEO to the average worker ratio. Reliance mogul Mukesh Ambani earns a staggering 48 times more than the average Indian doctor, not even counting stocks and a diverse portfolio of earnings. © Reuters When it comes to the US, things are clearer. Amazonâs Jeff Bezos makes about 14 times more than the average, fully-qualified doctor, not counting for his 16% stake in the company. Bring that into the picture, however, and Bezos earns an astounding 6 lakh times more.
3. Athletes © Reuters According to estimates, the worldâs sports industries make up close to $500 billion - no doubt supported by the tireless athletic and marketing efforts of the worldâs biggest athletes.  Italy has been a key nation behind the dominance of football in sports today - most of the teams in Serie A pay their players between 4 to 1 million US dollars a year. Juventus, in particular, pays over twice of that with an average of 10 million, but what about Ronaldo? The legendary player pulled in a whopping $108 million in 2019 when combining both his winnings, earnings and endorsements - 805 times that of an average Italian dottore.  © Reuters Things arenât that different in China - the epicentre of the worldâs viral crisis, that has major income disparity as well.  The Chinese Super League attracts worldwide talent to play for its teams and the economic powerhouse pays its players around $1 million annually - around 250 times that of the Chinese average salary.  Bring doctors into the mix along with the leagueâs wealthiest player, Brazilâs Oscar, and his heavy $25 million earnings tower in comparison to the $13,000 that Chinese docs take home each year. Thatâs a ratio of nearly 1:2000. © Reuters Leaving aside football, India (until recent years, perhaps) has considered sports synonymous with cricket, and on that spreadsheet, no one dominates the competition quite like skipper Virat Kohli. While the average IPL player nets around $5 million annually, the Indian captain pulls in $25 million per annum - making his bank accounts fill over 3000 times faster than most Indian doctors.
4. Filmstars © Reuters Unsurprisingly, both India and the United States have points to make here, with them both running the two most successful film industries in the world.  Artists, in general, see great variation in income - while struggling actors make extremely irregular annual incomes, things are very different at the other end.  Dwayne âThe Rockâ Johnson sits at the peak here, raking in close to $90 million a year. The top ten ranges anywhere from that figure to Will Smithâs $35 million, making them earn between 900 to 350 times the average American doc. © Reuters In India, the difference is truly astounding. Akshay Kumar, who also happened to be the 4th most paid actor in the world last year, raked in $65 million - close to 6.5 thousand times an Indian doctorâs takeaway even in major cities such as Mumbai.
5. Politicians © Reuters Well, at least for the other three you have the benefit of saying theyâve earned their worth - nailing down the exact incomes of politicians turns out to be an understandably difficult affair.  In the United States, Donald Trump entered the presidency as the only billionaire in US Presidential history - in 2019, the POTUS raked in somewhere over half a billion dollars, making him at least four thousand times richer than the average doctor in the US. © Reuters In India, however, expecting a straight annual income figure for politicians is naive. On paper, for example, PM Narendra Modi, for example, has a salary of around $30,000 per annum - less than the average tier-1 city specialist earns. 
If we look at the scale of major scams led by any of the many corrupt positions in our government over the years, things seem to feel a lot bleaker. Take the mid-2010s Coalgate scam, which cost the nation $33.33 billion, close to 10% the net worth of Indiaâs entire healthcare industry - thereâs no shortage of reasons to raise eyebrows at the earnings of Indian politicians.  While all these professions have their place in the society, the current pandemic is a wake-up call for many to remember just how much time, attention and money is diverted towards not so essential figures in the society. Hopefully after the crisis is averted, governments and regulatory bodies will step in to ensure that the invaluable service given by the worldâs medical professionals gets the recognition it deserves. 
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5 Hygiene Habits One Shouldn't Compromise On While Working From Home To Keep Laziness At Bay

Isn't it weird that people are treating working from home like a vacation? If anything, these are the times when we need to maximise productivity, given that we can easily slip into laziness. Communication hindrances are creating major work delays and decreasing efficiency. The occasional lazy days seem to have become a perpetual reality.  Push aside the laziness by following these simple yet effective tips. They will maximise your productivity in the times that you need it the most.  __ECOMLOOKS__312__ __ECOMLOOKS__313__ __ECOMLOOKS__314__ __ECOMLOOKS__315__ __ECOMLOOKS__316__ EXPLORE MORE      
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Here's A Simple Guide To Understanding Your Body Type And Dressing Accordingly

When it comes to fashion, having a personal sense of style is of utmost importance. Some things that work for some men may not work for you - the reason being your body type and what it demands. Dressing for your body type is not about restricting your fashion choices but about investing in the right ones.  Here is a style guide for men that will help you know what flatters your body type and what doesn't. Trust us, it makes the biggest impact if you wear the right clothes.  To begin with, men have a total of four major body shapes. These are - rectangle, triangle, inverted triangle and oval. These shapes determine what looks good on you and what doesn't.  __ECOMLOOKS__308__ __ECOMLOOKS__309__ __ECOMLOOKS__310__ __ECOMLOOKS__311__ Explore More
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5 Comfortable Basic T-shirts For Men That Are Ideal For The Work-From-Home Days Ahead

It's the quintessential part of every man's wardrobe and there's a 99.99% chance that you're wearing one right now - yes, we're talking about T-shirts. Surely, your wardrobe is packed with all kinds of T-shirts, but are you sure your decade-old tees are not raising eyebrows during those video calls from work?  If you want to feel comfortable and also look appropriate for your work-from-home week, then you've come to the right place. We have picked out five T-shirts which you can click add to cart on without a second thought. Scroll your way down and let us make your life easy. __ECOMLOOKS__303__ __ECOMLOOKS__304__ __ECOMLOOKS__305__ __ECOMLOOKS__306__ __ECOMLOOKS__307__  
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Post Covid-19 Diagnosis, Kanika Kapoor Blames �Lax� Health Staff For Being Treated Like A Criminal

The dust doesnât seem to be settling around the storm brewed by Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor ever since she tested positive for COVID-19. The Baby Doll singer has since, been receiving a ton of backlash for being ânegligentâ and threatening the safety of people.  However, in a new turn of events, Kanika Kapoor has decided to speak out against all the hate that is coming her way since her diagnosis yesterday.  Speaking to TOI Kanika said, "I want to tell people that I'm not the irresponsible person I'm being made to look like." © Instagram Kanikais currently being kept in isolation at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow, and she spoke at length about how none of this is her fault, to begin with.  Instead, she believes the casual behaviour of the state health authorities should be questioned for her delayed diagnosis and quarantine.  During the interview, Kanika shared that she was fully screened at the Mumbai airport upon her arrival in India on 9th March, and when no red flags were put out, she decided to come and stay with her parents in Lucknow.   She even says that no government advisory for foreign-returned individuals had been issued at the time, and since she hadnât developed any symptoms and didnât know she had contracted the virus, she did attend a few parties.  © Instagram Talking about the same, Kanika said that she never hosted a party but went to a small birthday bash which was attended by several politicians including Dushyant Singh. However, peopleâs nasty comments and weird allegations have been upsetting her thoroughly even when she claims she isnât the one to be blamed. © Instagram In her defence, Kanika said, âWhen I called the helpline numbers, after hearing out my symptoms, they said it doesn't seem like the Coronavirus, and it might just be the seasonal flu. But I kept insisting, and it was only after I pestered them that the CMO sent people to take my samples. I was the one who pestered the authorities, who I felt were taking things lightly. It took them three days to send someone to collect my sample and test it. From Monday till then, I had confined myself to my room. The moment I felt sick, I called up the authorities. So, tell me, whoâs been lax?" © Instagram She has even spoken out against the medical staff at SGPGIMS, claiming that not only is she being mistreated and threatened by the doctors for allegedly âwithholding informationâ, she is also being kept in a dirty room with flies-ridden food being served to her. She said, âI am being ill-treated here and it feels like Iâm in jail. They are behaving as if I am a criminal for no fault of mine.â Now we didnât see that coming. What are your thoughts on this?
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Coronavirus: From Kanika Kapoor To Bureaucrats, Here�s How Privileged Indians Are Letting Us Down

The irresponsibility with which Indian citizens have been dealing with the outbreak of contagious and even deadly pandemic, Coronavirus is alarming, to say the least. The WHO and our government have been constantly urging people to practice social distancing, go on a self-quarantine for 14 days if you have traveled abroad, wash hands regularly, keep a sanitizer handy and make sure that you donât ignore your symptoms.  But seems like it's still difficult for people to understand this and take a note of it in their head. If you analyze the situation in the country, people who are literate and seem to be educated are finding it hard to contain themselves and self-isolate whenever needed. Better known as 'padhe likhe gawaar' in hindi, these irresponsible citizens are actually putting the lives of millions at risk with their negligence.   View this post on InstagramHi ðð»ââï¸A post shared by (@kanik4kapoor) People, who are suspected cases, are running away from quarantine centers and some are complaining of the isolation rooms not being up to the mark. What's worse is that people are not even taking self-isolation seriously. Needless to say, if we keep at it with this attitude, it would be next to impossible for our country to battle it. Even after knowing the fact that Coronavirus is contagious, there are some people who have taken it lightly and in fact, have put many others in danger. Here are such instances of the 'literate and educated' acting irresponsibly. 1. Let me start by presenting the case of  Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor who didnât care to  self-quarantine after she came from London. According to reports, she hid her travel history from the concerned authorities. The worst part is that she has put many others in danger as she was actively attending parties in the period she should have isolated herself and just yesterday, the news broke in that she has been tested positive for Coronavirus.  View this post on InstagramHello everyone, For the past 4 days I have had signs of flu, I got myself tested and it came positive for Covid-19. My family and I are in complete quarantine now and following medical advice on how to move forward. Contact mapping of people I have been in touch with is underway aswell. I was scanned at the airport as per normal procedure 10days ago when I came back home, the symptoms have developed only 4 days ago. At this stage I would like to urge you all to practice self isolation and get tested if you have the signs. I am feeling ok, like a normal flu and a mild fever, however we need to be sensible citizens at this time and think of all around us. We can get through this without panic only if we listen to the experts and our local, state and central government directives. Wishing everyone good health. Jai Hind ! Take care, KKA post shared by (@kanik4kapoor) 2. Another infamous case is about a senior bureaucratâs son, who traveled from London, moved around the city of Kolkata freely for good two days even after he was advised to get himself checked immediately. His mother whoâs a bureaucrat is also being accused of hiding this from the authorities. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, âYou see that symptoms have come, but you roamed about like an irresponsible person. It could infect 5,000 others, from contact with you. Er cheye obibechok kaaj aar kichhui hotey paarey na (there can be nothing more inconsiderate than this).â  Here's the chilling account of the same: 3. A few days back, we had reported how a few civilians in Nagpur made the streets their workout stations. It seems like common sense has suddenly vanished from our minds. The government has laid out strict guidelines asking people to not gather and this is why gyms were shut in the first place. Thankfully, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a lockdown in the entire state, which should help in curbing such cases.  4. In another shocking news, a medical superintendent from AIIMS, Bhubaneswar also hid his sonâs travel history of flying in from London to Delhi first and then to Bhubaneswar by an Indigo flight on March 18. However, on March 19, he complained of problems in breathing and was taken to AIIMS Bhubaneswar  where he was tested positive. On the very same day, the medical superintendent whoâs the nodal officer of Covid-19 in the city had a meeting with the state government officials and resident doctors are now demanding action against him for hiding the travel history of his son.     5. It's not just civilians, as even politicians seem to be taking it lightly. Reportedly, Koneru Konappa, an MLA from Telangana's ruling party, who had just returned from the US, skipped his quarantine and instead travelled in trains and even attended a social function and political gathering. So #TRS #Sirpur MLA #konerukonappa instead of being in #quarantine, travelled by train to attend municipal council meeting in #Kaghaznagar where entire council reportedly attended; was it ignorance or callousness about public safety?@ndtv @ndtvindia #CoronavirusOutbreakindia pic.twitter.com/tnLERd3vx5 â Uma Sudhir (@umasudhir) March 20, 2020 There are many more unreported cases that are not being taken into consideration. And in such dire circumstances thereâs only one question for all these negligent people - is it a lack of compassion or sheer stupidity that's making them do this? We appeal to everyone to start taking this pandemic very seriously otherwise at this rate, we will surely enter stage 3.
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Manoj Tiwari Denies Attending Kanika Kapoor's Party & People Are Calling Out His Blatant Lie

So far, the Coronavirus situation in the country has not gotten out of control and literally every single citizen is responsible for keeping it that way. Personal measures need to be taken to prevent the virus from spreading and social distancing and self-isolation are crucial right now.  Moreover, doing the right thing by self-quarantining and getting yourself tested if you've returned from a foreign country or have been in contact with someone who tested positive, is also important. Despite these measures being repeated over and over for everyone, some people are just selfish dumbasses. Case in point, singer Kanika Kapoor, who failed to disclose her travel history and then went on to go party and potentially infect hundreds of people. Now, everyone who she came in contact with at that infamous Lucknow party should be under self-quarantine but nope, some people have a problem with that. Shame on @ManojTiwariMP for denying Truth On-Camera#CoronaStopKaroNa #KanikaKapoor pic.twitter.com/rXtmsergX1 â Nautankibaaj (@PAPA__Tweets) March 21, 2020BJP Leader Manoj Tiwari was asked on camera if he was present at that party with Kanika Kapoor, and he straight up denied it. 
Turns out, he was lying and there are plenty of pictures of him there enjoying. I mean, he's, obviously, going to get the top treatment, whether or not he has the virus, then what's the point of lying and putting so many more people in danger? There's no explanation behind this irresponsible behaviour.   Total jhooth bola raha look at his body language â sanjayk (@sanjayk47504347) March 21, 2020 And, is he going to take his revenge now?  Thats why Delhi rejected him https://t.co/OPHbBtKXqi â Arman Khan (@ArmanMunegu47) March 21, 2020 Please. Ye Rinkiya ke papa ki bhi test kerwao koi ab. ð» https://t.co/lNEdyJjc3h â Berozgaar ðð®ð®ð¹ðªð´ ð¢ð±ð¾ð´ðµðª دÛÙ¾Ú© Ø´Ú©ÙØ§ï¸ (@Deep4IND) March 21, 2020 Hmm. Sarkar ki hi trah ek sacha nagrik â Extream_has_no_limit (@NitroRCX1) March 21, 2020 Ouch. Aapko modi aur amit ji se mil kr chrcha kr leni chahiye. â á´¡á´_á´Êá´_á´á´á´á´Êá´ (@Ragnaar119) March 21, 2020
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Here�s How India Is Becoming A Nation Of Sneakerheads & Hypebeasts

The manner in which sneakers have come to rule the zeitgeist of Indian men is, simply put, uncanny.   In the last two decades, our affinity and love for the footwear have grown leaps and bounds. So much so, that pick any typical Indian millennial who has the spending, and you will see them in some basic pair of sneakers or the other.  © Instagram/vegnonveg Even our celebrities, actors and cricketers alike, are massive hypebeasts, and can often be seen wearing some zany pair or the other.   However, this was not always the case.   For a rather long time, we had no concept of sneakers or them actually being a fashionable piece of footwear. Long before our fascination with sneakers, we had the concept of sports shoes. They differed from the white canvas PT shoes in the sense that they had a chunkier silhouette and had more stylised, but ultimately functional design cues. © Pexels For a long time, âsports shoesâ were considered to be the shoes of the lower-middle-class working man. Not to sound too reductive, but for a long time, sports shoes were not a part of the arsenal of a man in a ârespectableâ position.   You would never see a manager or a senior clerk in the '80s wear a pair of sports shoes to the office. Instead, sports shoes were always a part of a young clerical office worker or someone who has just started with his first job.   Or, as Bollywood would have it, sports shoes or sneakers at this juncture, would be the choice of footwear for the well to do, but ultimately unemployed youth. Take Anil Kapoorâs portrayal of Sunil Sharma from the 1985 film, Saaheb.  View this post on InstagramâWe wonât be distracted by comparison if weâre captivated by purpose.â â¢â¢â¢â¢ ðð¼1984 , ðð¼2018.... ð®ð³ð®ð³ð®ð³ .... proof that India is ready and has been ready ... never underestimate and never settle for less. @nike @virgilabloh take note! ... @purevnv @bhanelove represent!! â¡ï¸â¡ï¸â¡ï¸A post shared by (@anandahuja)The transition between sneakers and sports shoes is murky at best. The same can be said for our fascination with sneakers, as in when exactly did we start thinking of sneakers, as not mere footwear, but a legitimate fashionable statement piece.
© Instagram/amandeepkaur87 To answer that question, we turned to Rahul Anand, the founder of Sneaker Stars India, one of the most widely followed sneaker pages on Instagram.   âGlobally, sneaker culture started developing around the 80s with basketball and hip hop playing a major role. In India however, both those factors didn't make that big an impact for it to translate into developing a sneaker culture. However, over the past couple of years, the two big drivers for the movement have been the Indian film industry and to some extent cricketers and sporting personalities. That's what we have clearly seen through our page as well. Fans are very keen to know what sneakers their favourite stars and idols wear and then that becomes the seed to make a lasting interest in sneakers,â he says. © Viral Bhayani So, where does Indiaâs sneaker culture stand today? Well, although we have finally arrived onto the scene, we are still a long away from being labelled as âthriving and kicking.â Says Rahul, âThe sneakerhead community in India is a small one at the moment but steadily growing.â 
© Instagram/vegnonveg From the perspective of popular brands though, the sneaker culture here is still at its nascent stages. That is the reason why, most notable athleisure brands, be it Adidas or Nike have very limited drops of collectable pairs.  © Instagram/vegnonveg This is where outlets like Anand Ahujaâs VegNonVeg come into play. For Indian sneakerheads, outlets like VegNonVeg are fulfilling a very important gap. Says Rachit Arora, a first-year Economics student from the University of Delhi, âIt is not always possible for me to get my cousins to send me a pair of sneakers. Unfortunately, for a long time, brands brought the really good stuff (collectable, special edition sneakers) to India very late, if ever. Although this is changing, we still don't get as many pieces as we would ideally like to have. Availability is also a major issue at times. Thanks to multi-brand outlets like VegNonVeg, we have easy access to these pairs.â
© Instagram/vegnonveg Most celebrities can actually afford to buy these pieces, well before they show up in India. Sneaker makers too work closely with them, especially if they have been signed as their brand ambassadors. Celebrities would often be given special editions and one-off sneakers to build hype before a new drop is set to arrive.  Furthermore, most celebrities, even if they donât buy the sneakers that they are spotted wearing, have a very strong team of stylists and PR professionals who help their client to get their hands on some rare and zany pairs. © Instagram/varundvn For the common sneakerhead, this rarity and issue with availability have led to two bizarre situations. First, there is the entire segment of counterfeit sneakers or first copy sneakers. âWe have come across knock offs quite often. Some are really good knock offs and you really need to look close to find the differences,â says Rahul.  Interestingly, even celebrities have fallen for them. When we asked Rahul if he has ever seen celebrities wear knock offs, he said, âOh yes, we have seen quite a few, although, we wonât be taking names.â © Pexels The second situation that has come up, are sneaker trades, wherein people trade or sell off their sneakers at a markup. However, not all sneakers are âtradeable.â âSneaker trades work in case rare or "hyped" sneakers, the ones that are really difficult to get one's hands on. The other kind of sneakers that trade well are the ones that are not in production anymore,â says Rahul.
© Instagram/sneakertalkindia; Sneaker Talk India organise the DKX, Delhiâs largest sneakerhead meetup Depending on the sneaker that is being dealt in, the markups can be exorbitant at times. as Rachit says, âWe as a community often have meetups, where we exchange sneakers or buy and sell them.â   There have often been instances where a pair that would originally for about Rs 30,000-40,000 would resell for double or even triple the price. âOne guy who I often see in these meetups once bought a pair of Off White Vapormaxâs for over Rs 1.25 lakhs,â adds Rachit. © Nike This begs the question when people dole out an amount as big as that for a pair of shoes, are they not afraid that they may end up taking a pair of counterfeits? âWell, we have experts who inspect the pairs very closely to see if they are genuine or not before the transaction is made,â says Rachit, who considers himself as well the guy who bought the Vapormaxâs as quintessential Indian sneakerheads.
© Instagram/rannvijaysingha But how would one describe a sneakerhead today? We again turn to Rahul for answers. He says, âIt is hard to describe the average sneakerhead today because the segment is growing and evolving through various sections of society and people. For a while, Indian sneakerheads were looked at as people who would skateboard or dress a specific way or play ball etc. But now it has moved passed to encompass a larger audience. This could be attributed to the fashion trend that has evolved to be more functional and focuses on athleisure or street clothing which incorporate sneakers really well. But overall we are thrilled that it is reaching out to a wider audience!â
© Instagram/ishabhansali Clearly, Indiaâs sneaker revolution is just getting started. It will be rather interesting to see what is in store for us, and sneakers, and whether internationally-acclaimed brands will be able to capitalise on this rapidly expanding market. But one thing is certain - Indiaâs fascination with sneakers is here to stay for long.
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Coronavirus: From ISKCON Temple To Mecca,10 Landmark Locations That Have Dramatically Changed

According to the Chinese governmentâs statements, the first Coronavirus patient - COVID-19âs âpatient zeroâ had contracted the virus on November 17th, 2019. Itâs been just over 120 days and close to 300,000 cases have been reported since then, and the global effect of this pandemic seems to have spread on a scale never seen before on Earth  © Reuters; A combination picture shows school children leaving the primary school of Omar El Mokhtar in Cairo, Egypt March 11, 2020. The school is closed following government efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. From Times Square NYC to the skies of Mumbai, things are changing rapidly - and in ways that many of us wouldnât have expected.   With the economy finding new and unusual ways to keep chugging along, public streets seem emptier - very few are fancying vacations with air travel regulations in place.   Hereâs how the pandemic has switched things up, at key locations around the world:  1. The Johor-Singapore Causeway  The causeway between #Singapore and #Malaysia is one of of the world's busiest border crossings. Here it is before and after Malaysia imposed a travel ban to stop the spread of the #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/ElwPwIjCS5 â Aradhana Aravindan (@RDchatters) March 18, 2020 This immense 1,056-metre link between Malaysia and Singapore is crucial to the backbone of maritime Southeast Asia - being the busiest border crossing in the world with 350,000 travellers daily. After Malaysiaâs government set forth a series of travel bans, not a single civilian vehicle has made the trip. 2.    The Kaabah, Mecca (left) empty mecca source from the internet.

(right) i took it before coronaoutbreak last month. pic.twitter.com/YMwaV5jYMk â hazwanmatassan (@Hazwanbhm) March 19, 2020 The holiest land according to Islamic scripture, Meccaâs Kaabah brings in millions of pilgrims to worship each year - although in response to over 200 COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia, the country announced that the customary five prayers and weekly congregations would be on hold while combating the virus, halting a religious tradition that has continued through centuries.
3.   St. Peterâs Square, Vatican City A view of empty chairs at St. Peter's Square Vatican City.#photography #coronavirus #covid19 #Rome #Italy pic.twitter.com/f351cWTghQ â The Z World (@TheZWorld) March 18, 2020 Similarly, the Vatican City has seen none of its usual crowds at St. Peterâs Square, the large plaza facing St. Peterâs Basilica, the largest and perhaps most artistically significant cathedral in the world - before the devastating outbreak in Italy, the grounds would draw over 50,000 people each day.
4. Traffic Hotspots, Bengaluru That's dream come true ð https://t.co/ow0verUiUr â Partha (@partha79) March 18, 2020 If youâve driven a vehicle in Bengaluru, itâs likely that youâve been acquainted with the cityâs mortal enemy - traffic. According to recent reports, however, Bangaloreans were stunned to see the jams calm down from 30-50 per cent since Coronavirus quarantine measures were imposed.
5. Bandra & Worli Skies,  Mumbai Donât remember Mumbai Sky looking like this in last 10 years. pic.twitter.com/zpsx9tyWMc â Dhiraj (@dhirajwrites) March 19, 2020 Mumbaikars this week also found themselves pleasantly surprised - while the city usually deals with hazy, lifeless skies due to local pollution, the Coronavirus outbreak has preceded a surprising drop in pollution levels - leading to social media exploding with photos of bright blue skies, a rare occurrence in the city. 
6. ISKCON Temple, Delhi A deserted view of ISKON Temple as the temple has been closed for the general public due to coronavirus outbreak at Kailash Colony.

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(Pictures by @sanchit2294) pic.twitter.com/xf4UmMvTWE â HT Delhi (@htdelhi) March 18, 2020 ISKCON's Krishna temples have also been hit by the virus, with the religious society choosing to turn to medical precautions and technology to keep things running. 
While it has shut doors and preached the importance of social distancing, resident devotees continue to run aartis and special prayers that are being broadcasted on ISKONâs website.
7.   Times Square, New York City Ballet dancer and performer Ashlee Montague of New York wears a gas mask while she dances in Times Square as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues in Manhattan. Photo by Andrew Kelly pic.twitter.com/kcJG3tfpOL â corinne_perkins (@corinne_perkins) March 19, 2020 One of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, the glowing neon signs of Times Square usually shine on 330,000 people each day - and are now hauntingly empty, allowing artists to take to the streets in search of creative inspiration.
8. Taj Mahal, Agra #India
Pictures show tourists visiting the Taj Mahal on January 3, 2018 (L) and the same view of Taj Mahal with low number of tourists on March 16, 2020, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Agra.
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9.   Ibiza, Mediterranean Sea Ibiza deserted by Coronavirus ð pic.twitter.com/zBjrhnDaND â Sheikh Haidar (@sheikh_haidar) March 15, 2020 Part of countless songs, music videos and party references, it now seems like no one's too excited at the famous Mediterranean party destination. Bars, clubs and pubs all fold in front of the lack of tourists and outbreak concerns from locals.
10. Central London The surrealness of the coronavirus crisis has really hit home after seeing the streets of central London totally deserted bar homeless people and Deliveroo drivers at 10pm on what turned out to be a very eerie Friday night walk pic.twitter.com/lXj3GQ2bio â Maya Oppenheim (@MayaOppenheim) March 20, 2020Perhaps even eerier than New York Cityâs streets are Londonâs  - 10 PM isnât anywhere close to early in the city on usual days, yet Londoners are finding their neighbourhoods desolate and quiet.  Howâs your neighbourhood looking since the outbreak began? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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This Doctor Used A Genius Hack To Help 9 Coronavirus Patients With One Ventilator & He�s Our Hero

These are hard times and all of us are feeling the tremors of a pandemic that is threatening life on Earth. As the Novel Coronavirus continues to make its steady climb and put more and more people at risk of losing a piece of their lives, doctors and health care professionals at the front lines are putting up a strong fight against the onslaught. © BCCL However, as the number of cases continues to rise, hospitals are slowly beginning to feel overwhelmed by the number of patients that need their attention. The situation seems especially bleak when we look at the global crunch in the number of available ventilators in hospitals needed to treat COVID-19 patients. © Getty Images But there is still some hope, thanks to outstanding medical practitioners like Dr Alain Gauthier who came up with the genius idea to use a DIY hack that would help nine Coronavirus patients avail the benefits of a ventilator from a single instrument! The news came to light when his colleague Dr Alan Grammond took to Twitter to share Dr Gauthierâs awesome idea. So in ten minutes the evil genius who is one of our GP anaesthetists (with a PhD in diaphragmatic mechanics) increased our rural hospitals ventilator capacity from one to nine!!! pic.twitter.com/yNmuCCDbWd â alan drummond (@alandrummond2) March 17, 2020 According to a Daily Mail report, Dr Gauthier is Canada-based anaesthetist who works at the Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital in Ontario. Reportedly, this idea struck the doctor when he came across YouTube videos created by two Detroit doctors in 2006. He has since been able to come up with a method to put these modified ventilators to use. © Twitter Dr Gauthier told Daily Mail that to make it work seamlessly, patients with similar lung capacity have to be paired together. Then with the help of multiple hoses attached a ventilator, it can be used to run several times its normal power. We personally think this life-saving hack could be a game-changer at this time of global crisis when so many people are in need of medical attention to fight off the coronavirus pandemic.   This man has yet again proved that doctors and health care professionals are the real saviours.
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