April 8, 2020
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Ranveer Singh’s versatility, confidence and wit has been appreciated time and again, but it’s his quirky wardrobe that makes him stand out from the crowd, says Social Media Influencer and Lifestyle Writer Monish Chandan.

Monish admires the ‘Gully Boy’ actor, so much so, that he recently did a fashion photoshoot inspired by Ranveer’s sense of styling. In the pictures, he is seen donning a ghagra (skirt) for men with vibrant kurta and a traditional bandhgala jacket on top. The black leather boots give an edgy look to the attire. He completed the look with a ‘nath’ (nose ring), which is traditionally worn by South Asian brides.

In another picture, he grabs the eyeballs with a black tuxedo paired with checked knee-length skirt. That’s quite an unusual getup but Monish manages to carry it with full grace.

In a quick chat, the influencer threw light on his shoot and inspiration behind it. “I have always been a big fan of Ranveer Singh when it comes to fashion choices. It’s not very easy to go out of the way and try outfits that are unusual, but Ranveer is one actor who doesn’t care about opinions. Despite all the trolling, he went on experimenting with his looks and today we know him as a fashion influencer. He was my inspiration behind the latest photoshoot.”

Monish further said, “I have tried to use bright, vibrant colours for my attire to break the ideology that men should only stick to subtle shades. Also, I have gone beyond the conventional style of dressing for this shoot.”

It would be interesting to see more from this influencer, who is willing to change the way we perceive men’s fashion

Bollywood

Those of us who have seen 33 year old actor Muzamil Ibrahim in action in web series Special Ops will agree that his role is physically very demanding. The actor says that the series required a lot of preparation. “It was physically challenging as it required a lot of action. We had to put a lot more in the preparation than you actually see. People are saying that it has been quite a turning point in my career. It’s such a big hit. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. People have been calling and saying that show is amazing and that it will change my career, but let’s see. I don’t see life in this way. One can never be sure in our industry,” he says.

Talking about his future plans, Muzamil says, “I am taking baby steps at the moment. I was always hungry for good work but there weren’t opportunities. But thanks to the OTT platforms coming in, now there are.”

Ask him who he loves to see on screen and why, and he says, “I loved Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Sing and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Mikha Bhaag, they both were great. I think I can be amazing in such roles too. I am dying to do an action film or a sports film. It would suit me a lot.”

Muzamil says that acting has always come very naturally to him. “Everything in India is about films and cricket. Somehow you don’t need a reason to get connected to them, you just are organically. I didn’t learn acting from anywhere, I don’t think you can learn it. No one can teach you how to act, they can only guide you with the do’s and dont’s,” he says.

He adds, “I love everything about being an actor. I love the fact you can touch so many lives. The love people shower on you without even knowing you personally. There are cons to it too, it’s the hardest profession in the world and if you are not a star kid, the struggle is real. It’s not for the faint-hearted.”

Bollywood

सुपरस्टार अल्लू अर्जुन अपना जन्मदिन मना रहे है और इस विशेष दिन को चिह्नित करते हुए उनके करियर की सबसे महत्वाकांक्षी प्रोजेक्ट में से एक ’पुष्पा’ की घोषणा कर दी गयी है। इस फिल्म को हिंदी और पैन इंडिया सहित पांच भाषाओं में एक साथ रिलीज किया जाएगा।

मेकर्स ने अलग-अलग भाषाओं में फिल्म का पहला लुक पोस्टर साझा किया है। और अभिनेता ने भी अपने जन्मदिन पर प्रशंसकों को उपहार देते हुए अपने सोशल मीडिया पर पोस्टर साझा किया है व लिखते है,”First Look and the Title of my next movie “ P U S H P A “ . Directed by dearest Sukumar garu . Music by dearest friend
@ThisIsDSP. Really excited about this one. Hoping all of you like it . @iamRashmika @MythriOfficial #MuttamsettyMedia”

“पुष्पा” एक विशाल पैन इंडिया फिल्म होगी जिसे तेलुगु, तमिल, कन्नड़, मलयालम और हिंदी में रिलीज़ किया जाएगा।

इससे पहले, आर्य और आर्य 2 जैसी सफल हिट और प्रशंसित फिल्मों के बाद, अभिनेता इस फ़िल्म के साथ फिल्म निर्माता सुकुमार के साथ तीसरी बार सहयोग कर रहे है।

सुपरस्टार इस समय ‘अला वैकुंठापूरामुलु’ की सफलता की उच्च सवारी का आनंद ले रहे है, जो दक्षिण फिल्मों के इतिहास में सबसे बड़ी हिट फिल्मों में से एक है।

अल्लू अर्जुन के जन्मदिन पर सोशल मीडिया खुशी की लहर दौड़ पड़ी है। वह सिर्फ़ दक्षिण में नहीं, बल्कि संपूर्ण भारत और विदेश में बसी भारतीय जनता के बीच भी ख़ासा लोकप्रिय है।

TV

The eternal chocolate boy of the TV industry and one of the sexiest man of Asia , actor Vivian Dsena is surely one actor who is missed terribly on screen. The actor, who was last seen in Shakti Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, reportedly left the show because of a time leap and has not taken up anything new as of now. Here is why we want him back!

  • He made us fall in love with him right from his show Pyaar Kii Ye Ek Kahani. His portrayal of the dashing Abhay Raichand was simply amazing.
  • His show Madhubala – Ek Ishq Ek Junoon was another show which had us literally drooling over him. Not only was his character strong, but is well-remembered even today. His Jodi with Drashti Dhami was clearly incredible and we still miss that seeing such chemistry on screen today.
  • Well, as we have already mentioned before, his chocolate boy looks are to die for. He might not have the most well-chiseled body or six-pack abs, but Vivian surely has a charm, which one cannot miss. Don’t you agree?
  • His versatility as an actor can also be seen in the various shows that he has done. Each role has been so unique and different. We hope we get to see him in more unique characters.
  • Last, but not the least, the fact that Vivian has never run after popularity is what makes him so special. Unlike many of his contemporaries, Vivian has always managed to keep a low profile, which has piqued the audience’s interest in him.

Well, all we can say is that we can’t wait for Vivian to be back on screen!

TV

Actress Amrita Prakash (Patiala Babes) is spending her time in quarantine as productively as she can. She has started posting online skin care tutorial for her fans and followers. When asked, she says,”I am not someone who likes to use too much makeup.

I prefer showing my natural energy and beauty while keeping my skin healthy. I was getting a lot of requests on my social media asking me on how I maintain healthy skin. On watching skin care videos by vloggers and makeup artists out there I realised most of them are pushing fancy and expensive products onto people.

In my opinion, skin care does not have to be so expensive. Also, I only use cruelty free make up and skin care products. I wanted to share this idea with people who are unaware of the cruel animal testing that goes on behind their favourite brands. Surely, we don’t need to make animals suffer for our superficial needs.” Speaking on her own mother and grand mother’s skin regime she adds,”My nani and my mom both have amazing skin.

Their secret has been to only use natural remedies. I have incorporated their ideology into skin care routine. Thus, I use a lot of ‘ghar ke nuskhe’ along with natural and organic products.

TV

The past few days have been fraught with anxiety for television actor Shivin Narang — the highrise near Infiniti Mall in Malad west, where he resides, has been identified as a containment zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). On Thursday, after one of the residents with a recent history of foreign travel tested positive for COVID-19, the BMC officials swung into action and sealed the residential complex that consists of six buildings.

Narang, who lives with his parents, says, “The buildings were sealed few days ago. We have no choice but to adhere to the guidelines. Residents have been told not to step out to buy essentials; we can place orders online or ask for home delivery. The essentials are being dropped at the main gate and we have to pick them up from there.” Sakshi Tanwar is among the many small screen stars who stay at the Malad address.

Narang, who was part of the latest instalment of Khatron Ke Khiladi, believes that such extreme actions are necessary in the face of the crisis. However, the actor points out that the current situation may pose difficulty for senior citizens in the buildings. “It is a tough task for senior citizens as it is a huge complex, and they have to walk almost half a kilometer to reach the entrance and pick up their supplies. But we are all following the rules. Everyone has to cooperate to stop the spread of the virus.” Other actors who live in the building include Ankita Lokhande, Sakshi Tanwar and Ashita Dhawan.

TV

Ramayan, Circus, and Mahabharat have made a comeback on screen, and we are loving it. Here are the other shows which these TV actors wish would come back.

Amrita Prakash: I think we had some beautiful shows on television in the 90s. There are some wonderful shows that I have grown up watching and performing in, which influenced me as a performer and a person. I feel blessed to have been part of television during its golden age, in the late 90s and early 2000s- with shows like ‘Rishtey’ and ‘star bestsellers’ – which were completely story-centric. As opposed to the TRP-centric storyline we have today, back then every story was spun and told so beautifully, with performances that moved the soul. How I wish we would only bring back these shows to re watch but also to remake. I miss being a part of that wondrous era in Indian television.

Mohsin Khan: I would again like to see Dekh Bhai Dekh and Fauji. I have heard so much about these shows and I really want to watch them.

Rohitashv Gour: Re-telecasting Ramayan and Mahabharat is a very good thing because people won’t step out from there house when these shows are on. We should target villages as well as towns. Village people will be more connected to Ramayan and Mahabharat kind of shows and the town people will be more connected to the shows like Tamas, Buniyaad, Byomkesh Bakshi. These serials were very famous during that period. Another shows like Mr. Yogi, Yeh jo hai Zindagi, Rajni should also re-telecast.

Sharad Malhotra: I used to religiously finish all my homework before time so Sunday mornings could be happily spent watching my favorite classic animated superhero character – HE-MAN and the masters of the Universe. I wish this series could be retelecast on TV.

Mohit Malhotra: Ramayana and Mahabharat both are amazing to watch again. They have been cult shows and I have grown watching them every Sunday morning. I remember when it would telecast, you’d have no traffic outside on the roads since most of us were watching these shows at that time.

Rishina Kandhari: I would like to see Malgudi Days because I have heard amazing things about the show. I have also read a couple of stories amd I really wish it’s telecast again for me to learn more about it. I liked RK Narayan’s writing as well.

Parull Chaudhry: It’s fabulous to know that these shows are coming back. Today, I saw the first episode of Ramayan and it completely took me back to my childhood days. I don’t remember much of the show accept Ram, Ravan and Sita and Dashrath Ji. It was so nice to see the show today. We were all sitting and watching it together. I think we will watch the repeat at 9 pm also. I am looking forward to seeing Circus as well. I want to see Shahrukh Khan back then. I think we should retelecast Banegi Apni Baat, it was one of those wonderful shows and if we come a little more ahead, then it should be Sarabhai vs Sarabhai. These are the two shows which definitely should be retelecast.

Amal Sehrawat: I feel Dekh Bhai Dekh should be retelecast. It was a sitcom produced by Jaya Bachchan and had an ensemble cast of talented actors like Navin Nishchol, Shekhar Suman, Sushma Seth and many others. It had beautifully portrayed in a humorous way various problems solved together by family, reflecting their love and attachment for each other.

Kettan Singh: I want Hum Paanch, Grihlaxmi ka Jinn, the entire season of He-Man and Giant Robot to come back on TV. I have a list actually, Just Mohabbat, Shankar Jai Kishan are at the top of that. I know the retelecast will find a lot more audience.

Kunal Thakur: Ramayan and Mahabharat will be very nice to watch because we have seen these throughout our childhood. Circus, I haven’t seen so I will be very happy to see it. Sarabhai vs Sarabhai will be very nice to watch again as well because, at this sad time, we get stressed and this affects our body. So we should see a comedy show so that we can laugh.

Amit Sarin: We used to watch these shows with our entire family and the beauty was that everyone used to find the time to be able to do so! It used to bring the entire family together, kids to elders. I would love to see shows such as Hum log, Yeh jo hai Zindagi, Malgudi days, Mungeri lal ke Haseen Sapney, Kyon Ki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi on air again.

Vikas Sethi: I love Yeh Jo Hai Zindagi, Nukkad, Circus, Fauji because these are part of my childhood memories. I hope these also come back on screen. I can’t wait to watch them again.

Bollywood

As the world adapts to limitations imposed by the lockdown, there has been myriad new material made available for children. Swamping the cyber space with creative ways to keep children engaged, the online cultural race has shifted to another, less likely target: the humble children’s story.

Dia Mirza, Bollywood Actress and Artist Ambassador, Save the Children, and Soha Ali Khan joined Hollywood celebrities Jennifer Garner and Amy Adams on social media in telling the world their favourite children’s story through #SaveWithStories. Other Bollywood celebrities are soon catching up in support of the child rights organisation that works for the most vulnerable children and marginalized communities, to bring some levity during the ongoing national lockdown, as experts extol the importance of regular routines for children.

In a post on Instagram, Dia Mirza, who read a Shel Siverstein story called The Giving Tree, wrote, “While our kids will stay safely in our home, many children who live on the fringes of society without shelter or protection, leaving them more vulnerable and exposed than ever. The story I have chosen is dedicated to those children across the world. We can HELP children in India now by supporting @savethechildren_india @savewithstories who will continue to reach children at risk of disease and infection through their programmes.

It’s simple, #SavewithStories – grab a tale for kids that inspired you when you were young or a story you discovered as i did looking for good books to share with children, put out a book reading video on a post or a story and ask your friends to #SlowTheCurve by donating at www.savethechildren.in/savewithstories

I nominate @sakpataudi @nehadhupia @varundvn @bipashabasu @gulpanag @karanjohar to pick up and read their favourite story for children #StayHomeStaySafe”.

Soha Ali Khan in turn tagged five other celebrities to host the storytelling session in support of Children living on the fringes of society. With the lockdown affecting stars just as much of the rest of the population, film and television artistes are joining the viral moment in harmony. The Children’s story trend is also reaching beyond the usual celebrity circles, with media personalities adding their name to the list of storytellers.

#SavewithStories is an initiative of Save the Children to help children from marginalized communities have continued access to nutrition, health services, education and social protection, more so in the current time when children are getting most affected.

Lifestyle

कोरोना भारत में असंगठित क्षेत्र में काम करने वाले करीब 40 करोड़ कामगारों को भयंकर गरीबी में धकेल सकता है. लॉकडाउन का बड़ा असर लोगों की नौकरियों और कमाई पर दिख सकता है. अंतरराष्ट्रीय श्रम संगठन (आईएलओ) ने मंगलवार को एक रिपोर्ट में यह बातें कही है. भारत ने महामारी को रोकने के लिए 14 अप्रैल तक तीन सप्ताह का लॉकडाउन घोषित किया है. आईएलओ के अनुसार, भारत उन देशों में शामिल हैं जिनके पास मौजूदा संकट से निपटने के लिए कम संसाधन हैं.

जिनेवा में जारी आईएलओ की रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, ‘कोरोनावायरस के कारण असंगठित क्षेत्र में काम करनेवाले करोड़ों लोग प्रभावित हुए हैं. भारत, नाइजीरिया और ब्राजील में लॉकडाउन के कारण अंसगठित क्षेत्र में काम करनेवाले कामगारों पर ज्यादा असर पड़ा है.’ रिपोर्ट के अनुसार, ‘भारत में करीब 90 फीसदी लोग असंगठित क्षेत्र में काम करते हैं. ऐसे में करीब 40 करोड़ कामगारों की रोजगार और कमाई प्रभावित होने की आशंका है. इससे वे गरीबी के कुचक्र में फंसते चले जाएंगे.’

रिपोर्ट में कहा गया है, ‘भारत में मौजूदा लॉकडाउन का इन कामगारों पर बड़ा प्रभाव पड़ा है. कामकाज बंद होने से उनमें से कई अपने गांवों को लौट गए हैं.’आईएलओ ने कहा कि वैश्विक स्तर पर इस महामारी से कामकाजी घंटों और कमाई पर प्रभाव पड़ा है. आईएलओ की रिपोर्ट में सबसे ज्यादा प्रभावित क्षेत्रों के बारे में बताया गया है और संकट से पार पाने के लिए नीतिगत उपायों का सुझाव दिया गया है.

संगठन के मुताबिक, संकट के कारण 2020 की दूसरी तिमाही (अप्रैल-जून) में 6.7 फीसदी कामकाजी घंटे खत्म होने की आशंका है. इसका मतलब है कि कोरोना की महामारी के कारण केवल दूसरी तिमाही में ही 19.5 करोड़ फुल टाइम नौकरियां खत्म हो सकती हैं.

प्रतिशत के हिसाब से अरब देशों में सबसे ज्यादा नौकरियां जा सकती हैं. वहां 50 लाख फुल टाइम कामगार बेरोजगार हो सकते हैं. यह फीसदी के हिसाब से 8.1 फीसदी होगा जबकि यूरोप में 1 करोड़ 20 लाख फुल टाइम वर्कर्स अपनी नौकरी गवां सकते हैं. एशिया और पैसीफिक में 12.5 करोड़ फुल टाइम वर्कर्स को अपनी नौकरी से हाथ धोना पड़ सकता है.

Health

कोरोना (Corona) वायरस के दिल्ली में 4 हॉटस्पॉट (Hotspot) हो चुके हैं। यहां एक से ज्यादा संक्रमित मरीजों की पहचान हुई है। दिलशाद गार्डन, निजामुद्दीन और दिल्ली राज्य कैंसर संस्थान के बाद चौथा हॉटस्पॉट पंजाबी बाग स्थित महाराजा अग्रसेन अस्पताल बन चुका है। यहां पिछले तीन दिन में डॉक्टर सहित 6 कर्मचारी संक्रमित हो चुके हैं। हरियाणा निवासी एक कोरोना पॉजिटिव दम तोड़ चुका है। चार में से तीन हॉटस्पॉट (Hotspot) यमुनापार में हैं।

इनमें से दो पर सरकार का लगभग नियंत्रण हो चुका है, लेकिन दिल्ली राज्य कैंसर संस्थान से लगातार पॉजिटिव केस मिल रहे हैं।  दरअसल केंद्रीय स्वास्थ्य मंत्रालय के अनुसार, जहां भी कोरोना संक्रमित मरीज मिलता है, उसे हॉटस्पॉट मानते हुए निगरानी की जाती है। एक से ज्यादा मरीज मिलने पर हॉटस्पॉट की निगरानी और सख्त हो जाती है। 28 दिन तक यहां स्वास्थ्य विभाग की टीमें निगरानी रखती हैं। साथ ही अब हॉटस्पॉट के तहत आने वाले अन्य नागरिकों को भी कोविड जांच कराने की अनुमति दी जा चुकी है।

पहला हॉटस्पॉट (Hotspot)

यह दिलशाद गार्डन के एल ब्लॉक में है। यूएई से लौटी एक महिला ने पहले अपने भाई, मां और फिर दोनों बेटियों को संक्रमित किया था। इसके बाद महिला ने मौजपुर मोहल्ला क्लीनिक के डॉक्टर को भी संक्रमित कर दिया था। उसके एक पड़ोसी में भी कोरोना (Corona) मिला। उधर, मोहल्ला क्लीनिक के डॉक्टर के संपर्क में आने से उसकी पत्नी और बेटी भी कोरोना (Corona) पॉजिटिव हुई थी। इस महिला को स्वास्थ्य विभाग केस नंबर 10 नाम से जानते हैं। विभाग ने महिला के संपर्क में आने वाले 70 लोगों को क्वारंटीन किया था और एल ब्लॉक को सील कर दिया था। फिलहाल यहां स्थिति सामान्य है।

दूसरा हॉटस्पॉट (Hotspot)

निजामुद्दीन स्थित मरकज दिल्ली ही नहीं पूरे देश के लिए कोरोना (Corona) हॉटस्पॉट है। यहां से जाकर 19 राज्यों में पहुंचे 1 हजार से ज्यादा लोग अब तक संक्रमित मिल चुके हैं। दिल्ली में अब तक 320 संक्रमित यहीं से अस्पतालों तक लाए गए हैं। फिलहाल यहां सैनिटाइजेशन आदि का काम चल रहा है। पूरे इलाके में स्वास्थ्य विभाग की चार टीमें निगरानी कर रही हैं।

तीसरा हॉटस्पॉट (Hotspot)

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