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     Dogs love food. Right next on their wish list is to watch people eating.  The dog in the video succumbs to the temptation and gazes at its master feasting, sitting right next to it.
    It goes on and on, till it makes you have a hearty laugh (viral video below)


    March 5, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Dogs love food. Right next on their wish list is to watch people eating.

    The dog in the video succumbs to the temptation and gazes at its master feasting, sitting right next to it.

    It also has a sense of propriety. When the man catches it looking at him,  it turns its face away.

    He gets back to chewing and the dog tries to steal a gaze again.

    It goes on and on, till it makes you have a hearty laugh.

    The video uploaded on February 27 has gone viral getting over 2.7 million eye balls.

    Funny video: Master eats, dog looks; he catches it looking, it turns its face away - repeat



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    Sexaholic, the new short film on sex addiction, has gone viral. Directed by Shailendra Singh and released on February 26 it has clocked  over 1.5 million views on YouTube. Yes, sex sells.  A rich house wife, played by Shama Sikander, confesses to her husband that she has slept with 20 men in 7 months. They go for medical help, which does not work and she worsens, descends into madness and ends up in a mental hospital.
    Shama Sikander is the only convincing part the new adult film, Sexaholic (video below)

    March 5, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Sexaholic, the new short film on sex addiction, has gone viral. Directed by Shailendra Singh and released on February 26, it has clocked  over 1.5 million views on YouTube. Yes, sex sells.

    A rich house wife, played by Shama Sikander, confesses to her husband that she has slept with 20 men in 7 months. They go for medical help, which does not work and she worsens, descends into madness and ends up in a mental hospital.

    First things first – Sexaholic is ‘bold’ and titillating, shows Shama handling a dildo, making love to several men and having brain-blowing orgasms. Online movies, as RGV pointed out recently, are beyond the grasp of Indian Censor Board led by Pankaj  Nihalani.

    Second, Shama is brilliant. The girl-next-door of Yeh Meri Life Hai transforms into a ravishing man eater. In a film marked by mediocre acting by all others, she stands out. The bored housewife, the sex addict and the mental wreck – she gets into different roles with élan. She is the only convincing part of the movie.

    Where Sexaholic fails big time is in its depiction of sex addiction. It ends up showing nymphomaniacs as werewolf-like creatures waiting for someone to come and lock them up.

    This depiction of sex addiction in such harsh terms is definitely not reflective of the mainstream condition and may be medically invalid as well. The Mayo Clinic websitehas a page on treating sex addiction. The treatment varies from prescription drugs to counselling.

    Solitary confinement, where Shama ends in Sexaholic, is not one of them.


    Full movie Sexaholic: Shama Sikander stuns as sex addict, but film gets medical facts wrong  





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     Bangaladesh cricket fans did it again  - started circulating a photoshopped image of their best pacer Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of India ODI captain M S Dhoni.  The photo went on a viral storm, even prompting journalists to seek India official Ravi Shastri’s response to it, which he rudely avoided.
    Viral photo of Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed holding Dhoni's severed head

    March 5, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Bangaladesh cricket fans did it again  - started circulating a photoshopped image of their best pacer Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of India ODI captain M S Dhoni.

    The photo went on a viral storm, even prompting journalists to seek India official Ravi Shastri’s response to it, which he rudely avoided.

    As far as the bad taste goes, the photo is similar to another controversial image published by leading Bangladeshdaily Prothom Alo sometime ago.

     Bangaladesh cricket fans did it again  - started circulating a photoshopped image of their best pacer Taskin Ahmed carrying the severed head of India ODI captain M S Dhoni.  The photo went on a viral storm, even prompting journalists to seek India official Ravi Shastri’s response to it, which he rudely avoided.
    Prothom Alo published a caricature showing Indian players with their head half shaved. (video below)

    After Bangladesh won an ODI series win against Indiaat home, it published a caricature showing Indian players with their head half shaved.

    Bangladeshhas hosted Asia Cup thrice but has never won the tournament and that partly explains the excitement in the country.

    But the Bangla fans’ way of pumping up morale before the Asia Cup final on Sunday at Mirpur left a bad taste in Indian fans, who hit back with colourful tweets.

    Indian fans hit back at the photoshopped image of Bangla pacer Taskin Ahmed holding Dhoni's chopped head











    Video: Ravi Shastri’s rude response to Bangla pacer Taskin Ahmed holding Dhoni's chopped head



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    Kota, the small Rajasthan town, where students flock to prepare for IIT JEE has emerged as the student-suicide capital of India.  Students stay away from families enduring a triple wham of college, private tutorials and coaching classes.
    East India takes a light-hearted view of the IIT rat race (video below)


    March 5, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Kota, the small Rajasthan town, where students flock to prepare for IIT JEE has emerged as the student-suicide capital of India.

    Students stay away from families enduring a triple wham of college, private tutorials and coaching classes.

    Only 0.07% of students who apply to IIT get in. That makes the stress level so high, many opt to end their lives.

    East India takes a light-hearted view of the IIT rat race and tells students that not getting into IIT is not the end of the road.

    You can have as much fun doing many other things.

    Kota, student suicide capital of India– must watch for IIT JEE candidates (Video)



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    Those opposed to Modi marketing intolerance, says Anupam Kher
    (Speech video below) 
    March 6, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Anupam Kher took mike and enthralled the audience at the Kolkata club during the Telegraph national debate on Saturday.

    The newly Padma Bhushan-awarded Bollywood star was on the panel, along with actress Kajol and socialite  Suhel Seth, to speak against the cry of intolerance. They were opposed by Justice Asok Ganguly, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala and Barkha Dutt, journalist.

    Anupam Kher said he would speak in Hindi as his thoughts came in that language, but ended up using English extensively.

    The upshot of his speech was that intolerance was being marketed by those, who were not able to stomach a chaiwala becoming PM.

    They can't tolerate that Modi has been working without taking a single day off in last two years or that he has been spending his Diwali with soldiers in Kashmir.

    They can't talk about corruption, so they have raked up intolerance.

    Speak to the common man on  the streets, nobody knows what intolerance is. The intellectuals, the rich, the famous, those who sit in  five-star hotels sipping champagne, are the ones talking about intolerance.

    Those opposing them and supporting Modis are branded as chamchas.

    Anupam Kher admitted there were some people in BJP - the sadhvis and yogis - who spoke nonsense. Jail them, but don't tar the nation as intolerant.

    In other noteworthy parts of his speech he made personal attacks on Justice Ganguly and Rahul Gandhi.

    Speaking before Anupam Kher, Justice Ganguly had criticised Supreme Court's judgement on Afzal Guru. Anupam Kher was was astounded that a retired judge was critcising a judgment of the Supreme Court. He called it a disgrace.

    He also slammed Justice Ganguly for supporting the cry of intolerance. Anupam Kher reminded him that he had also faced media intolerance in the past, a reference to the sexual harassment charge Justice Ganguly had to tackle after retiring from the Supreme Court.

    The other personal attack focused on Rahul Gandhi. He chided The Telegraph for calling Smriti Irani, Aunty National, and a forty-six year old Rahul Gandhi, a youth icon. Speaking elsewhere, earlier in the day, Smriti Irani had also taunted Rahul Gandhi as a youth leader, who was close to 50.

    Anupam Kher, turning sarcastic, called Congress a tolerant party - for tolerating a PM-candidate like Rahul Gandhi. He assured that the day Rahul Gandhi becomes a tenth of Modi, he would vote for him.

    The most memorable moment of Anupam Kher's otherwise insipid speech came when choked on a word and said Om namah shivaya thrice to clear his windpipe.

    Full video: Anupam Kher's memorable speech on intolerance at Telegraph debate - Om namah shivaya,  Om namah shivaya, Om namah shivaya 



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    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan appeared lengthy discussion on Rajat Sharma's Aap Ki Adalat.  It was his first detailed media interaction after a huge storm had erupted over his remarks on intolerance in the country  Rajat Sharma, close to ruling establishment, threw sharp questions gently, moving Aamir from one contentious issue to another, but letting him speak freely.
    Rajat Sharma moved  Aamir from one contentious issue to another, but let  him speak freely. (video  below)

    NewsCrunch, March 6, 2016

    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan appeared for a lengthy discussion on Rajat Sharma's Aap Ki Adalat.

    It was his first detailed media interaction after a huge storm had erupted over his remarks on intolerance in the country

    Rajat Sharma, close to ruling establishment, threw sharp questions gently, moving Aamir from one contentious issue to another, but letting him speak freely.

    As his questions drew an applause , so did Aamir's resonse from an indulgent audience.

    Aamir said India was his motherland  and he would always be its brand ambassador (applause) .

    He was misquoted on intolerance - never said he would leave India, will die here (applause)

    Important for all Indians to feel secure - courts and elected reps have to ensure that.

    No offense was meant to Lord Shiva in PK - he just chased an actor playing Shiva (applause)

    India is tolerant, but there some, who are spreading  ill-will. PM should reign them in.

     "Those who speak of breaking up this vast country, such people are present in all religions, Only Modiji can stop them. After all, Modiji is our PM, we have to tell him."


    Video part 1 : Aamir Khan on Aap Ki Adalat



    Video part 2 : Aamir Khan on Aap Ki Adalat



    Video part 3 : Aamir Khan on Aap Ki Adalat





    Video part 4 : Aamir Khan on Aap Ki Adalat



    Video part 5 : Aamir Khan on Aap Ki Adalat 




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    Amid the build up to the Asia Cup final on Sunday against Bangladesh, cricketer Suresh Raina faced heavy trolling for his Facebook post supporting JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.  After watching Kanhaiya interview on NDTV on Friday, Suresh Raina posted that he was saluting Kanhaiya Kumar, who was a true fighter and spoke every word honestly.
    Suresh Raina the latest celebrity to experience the
    'nationalist' anger. (tweets below)
    March 6, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Amid the build up to the Asia Cup final on Sunday against Bangladesh, cricketer Suresh Raina faced heavy trolling for his Facebook post supporting JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar.

    After watching Kanhaiya interview on NDTV on Friday, Suresh Raina posted that he was saluting Kanhaiya Kumar, who was a true fighter and spoke every word honestly.

    That provoked 'nationalists' and the trolling, which began almost immediately, accelerated on Sunday.

    Some tweets expressed disappointment that Suresh Raina had let down his fans by supporting an anti-national. And some tweeted abuses calling him freak, traitor, anti-national and worse. Suresh Raina also seem to be blocking some of the fanatic tweets targeting him.

    'Nationalists' also accused that Suresh Raina had deleted his pro-Kanhaiya tweet after posting it. This may be wrong as Suresh Raina posted his message on Facebook and it still stays there.

    After Shahrukh Khan, Aamir Khan  and few other celebs, Suresh Raina has become the latest celebrity to experience the 'nationalist' anger.

    Suresh Raina post supporting Kanhaiya Kumar on Facebook 




    #kanhaiya on @ndtv right now... Beauty!!! Can just feel the honesty in every word..Respect himtrue fighter and honest man salute you
    Posted by ImRaina on Friday, March 4, 2016

    Angry tweets: 'Nationalists' target Suresh Raina after he supports Kanhaiya Kumar on Facebook 






















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    The ABP video shows an injured Sandili but has an interview with Abhishek, who was not at the accident scene, but spoke on behalf of his sister.



    March 7, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Smriti Irani left the accident scene at the Yamuna expressway on Saturday instead of helping, alleges 12 year old accident victim Sandili Nagar.

    Sandili’s father Ramesh Nagar, who was riding his motorcycle with his daughter and a eight-year-old nephew Pankaj, was killed in the chain of collisions on the expressway.

    The pilot vehicle in Irani’s cavalcade reportedly rammed into another vehicle, which had met with an accident, setting off a chain of collisions. Police are probing to establish the exact sequence of events, which have multiple accounts as of now.

    Ramesh’s elder son Abhishek Nagar spoke to ABP News  and alleged that Sandili sought help from Smriti Irani but was rebuffed.

    “Our father was lying injured on spot. When Smriti Irani came down from her car, my sister pleaded before her to take our father to hospital but she ignored,” Abhishek, Sandili’s elder brother, was quoted saying.


    The ABP video shows an injured Sandili but has an interview with Abhishek, who was not at the accident scene, but spoke on behalf of his sister.

    Sandili looks traumatised in the video.

    The victims’ account is at variance with Smriti Irani’s tweet stating that she helped them reach hospital.

    She had tweeted saying she tried to help the injured who were lying on the road for quite some time and ensured they reach a hospital." Eyewitnesses also report having  seen Smriti Irani making calls from accident spot.

    A Times of India report says that Abhishek has even noted in the FIR that Irani ignored the victims and moved away. "It was later that police took the children to hospital," it reportedly states.


    Ramesh's nephew, eight-year-old Pankaj, allegedly failed to get first aid at Mathuradistrict hospital. He was in pain for seven hours till he was shifted to Agra's SN medical college, where he was treated for fracture.

    The charges are similar to those levelled against BJP MP Hema Malini, who wasalso accused of leaving an accident scene without helping victims.

    Update – 2.40 pm, March 7, 2016
    ANI reports a denial from HRD Ministry saying the Minister's cavalcade had nothing to do with the biker, who was reportedly hit by a private vehicle.

    Quoting an HRD spokesperson it also adds that the HRD Minister directed SSP, Mathura, to arrange ambulance immediately to get medical treatment to the injured at the earliest.

    Smriti Irani's tweets after the accident indicating she spent time at scene helping victims





    ABP Live pulls out earlier video of interview Abhishek Nagar - posts Sandili Nagar interview





    Related
    Eyewitness claims Hema Malini fled accident spot, leaving behind accident victims 



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    Shama Sikandar initially was hesitant to play the role of a nymphomaniac when Shailendra Singh approached for the lead role in Sexaholic.   But once she agreed, went all out to prepare for the her role of a sex addict, who loses her mind.   Shama, who was known for her homely, character in Yeh Meri Life Hai, delivered a stunning performance as a nymphomaniac.
    Making of Sexaholic: Shama not comfortable kissing strangers, so she called over her American boyfriend Jame Milliron…
    March 7, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Shama Sikandar initially was hesitant to play the role of a nymphomaniac when Shailendra Singh approached for the lead role in Sexaholic.

    But once agreed, she went all out to prepare for the role of a sex addict, who loses her mind.

    Shama, who was known for her homely, character in Yeh Meri Life Hai, delivered a stunning performance as a nymphomaniac.

    She told Bollywood Life that she researched on nymphomania and even watched porn to prepare for the role.

    Her character in Sexaholic has sex with 20 men in 7 months. So, she had to share intimate scenes with several of them, one of which involved some kissing as well.

    Shama was not comfortable kissing strangers and she knew that none of her male actor friends in TV would agree to play the role.

    So she called over her American boyfriend Jame Milliron to the sets and told him about the kissing sequence. Though not an actor, he was very cool about it and did it like a pro, she says.

    ‘’I have dated a few foreigners and they don’t make an issue of PDA,’’ Shama says.

    Related

    Sexaholic review: Shama Sikander stuns as sex addict, but film gets medical facts wrong - depicts nymphomaniacs as raving mad (Watch full movie)






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    Ludhiana’s 15-year-old student  of of DAV Public School, Jhanvi Behal, is getting trolled for issuing a challenge to debate with JNUSU  president, Kanhaiya Kumar.  The troll point is she is too young to respond to the complex issues Kanhaiya has raised.  But Jhanvi is not a rookie debater. For her age she seems to come with long list of  activist credentials.
    Jhanvi is not a rookie debater, for her age seems to come with long list of activist credentials. Screen grab (video below)

    March 7, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Ludhiana’s 15-year-old student  of of DAV Public School, Jhanvi Behal, is getting trolled for issuing a challenge to debate JNUSU  president, Kanhaiya Kumar.

    The troll point is she is too young to respond to the complex issues Kanhaiya has raised.

    But Jhanvi is not a rookie debater. For her age, she seems to come with long list of  activist credentials.

    According to The Hindustan Times, Jhanvi has :

    * Filed a writ in Punjab and Haryana high court against adult movies and porn content on social networking sites.

    Been part of a sting operation on a liquor and tobacco store, which sold alcohol and tobacco products to under age kids.


    Sought judicial intervention over frequent dharnas and the traffic snarls that
    they result in.

    * been an active member of an NGO Raksha Jyoti Foundation

    Has been honoured on Republic Day for her contribution to Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.


    Has written letters to the Prime Minister, Chief Justice of India, information and broadcasting minister on a number of social issues.


    Has made a documentary, Maa Mera Ki Kasoor, on female foeticide.


    Considers Mother Teresa as her source of inspiration

    Jhanvi hit out at Kanhaiya on Sunday for his famous speech, in which targeted PM Modi.

    She told ANI instead of criticising the PM, he should have said something on those who raised anti-national slogans in JNU.


    Jhanvi challenged Kanhaiya to meet her 'wherever and whenever' for a debate and has been trending since.

    Video: Jhanvi Behal challenges Kanhaiya Kumar to meet her 'wherever and whenever' for debate



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    An Indian American woman, Bhumika Patel, has gone viral after fighting off an armed robber at a convenience store in Georgia, USA.  Patel was working at the Keysville Convenience Store last Tuesday, when a young man walked in pretending to be a customer  CCTV footage released by local police shows him pulling out a gun and demanding cash from the register.
    A screengrab of Bhumika Patel grappling with the armed robber and chasing him out of the store (video below)


    March 7, 2016, NewsCrunch

    An Indian American woman, Bhumika Patel, has gone viral after fighting off an armed robber at a convenience store in Georgia, USA.


    Patel was working at the Keysville Convenience Store last Tuesday, when a young man walked in pretending to be a customer

    CCTV footage released by local police shows him pulling out a gun and demanding cash from the register.

    She pushes the gun away and starts grappling with him. She hits the man on the head with the cash drawer and then grabs a hammer to chase him away.


    The local police have identified the attacker as 17-year-old Christian Dakota Thornton and are looking for him.

    Video: Brave Indian American woman Bhumika Patel fights off armed robber at convenience store and goes viral




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    When model turned TV celebrity Padma Lakshmi became pregnant in 2009, she was embarrassed.   She did not know who the father was.   The anecdote is just one of the slices of her life, Padma has shared wit brutal honesty in her forthcoming book 'Love, Loss and What We Ate'.
    Padma was open about her relationships and both the men knew about the existence of the other

    March 7, 2016, NewsCrunch

    When model turned TV celebrity Padma Lakshmi became pregnant in 2009, she was embarrassed.

    She did not know who the father was.

    The anecdote is just one of the slices of her life, Padma has shared wit brutal honesty in her forthcoming book 'Love, Loss and What We Ate'.

    After the marriage with writer Salman Rushdi collapsed, she was not willing to commit and dated two men simultaneously - billionaire Teddy Forstmann and  Adam Dell, brother of tech entrepreneur Michael.


    Padma tells People magazine that she was open about her relationships and both the men knew about the existence of the other.  But pregnancy was a ticklish issue.

    She persuaded Forstmann to take a paternity test and that showed that he was not the father.

    But Forstmann stood by her and was there in the hospital room when her daughter Krishna was born.

    "He was resolute in making sure I wasn't alone," she says. "This wasn't his child and he held my hand – and he held it very publicly," she tells People.

    She also talks about the initial blissfully married days with writer Salman Rusdhie turning tense. He was insensitive enough to seek sex when she was suffering from severe endometriosis.

    He also needed an annual consolation after the Nobel prize was announced each year, she notes.

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    Hundreds of fish have choked to death at Bangalore’s Ulsoor lake after sewage water flowed in and reduced oxygen level in the water.   Local residents said sewage water had been flowing into the lake due to a breach in the bund, reports PTI. Though they had reportedly alerted the officials no action followed.
    Fish kills in Bangalore lakes are a common phenomena as sewage water usually finds its way into them (video below)

    March 7, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Hundreds of fish have choked to death at Bangalore’s Ulsoor lake after sewage water flowed in and reduced oxygen level in the water.

    Local residents said sewage water had been flowing into the lake due to a breach in the bund, reports PTI. Though they had reportedly alerted the officials no action followed.

    Fish kills in Bangalorelakes are a common phenomena as sewage water usually finds its way into them. Officials say they treat the sewage before it mixes up with the lake water.

    Faulty treatment and sudden increase in the inflow periodically lead to dead fish floating up in massive numbers and raising a stink.

    Before Ulsoor, Bangalore’s Bellandur lake had drawn attention when the toxic chemicals that had flown into it had caught fire.

    Video: Sewage water kills hundreds of dead fish at Bangalore’s Ulsoor lake





    Related
    Watch video: In heavy rain, foam at Bangalore's toxic Bellandur lake turns into a mini avalanche 




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    Guinness has recognised the new 108-feet idol of Lord Rishabhdeva, the first Teerthankar of Jains, as the world's tallest Jain statue.  The idol stands tall at Mangi Tungi, a Jain pilgrimage centre in North Maharashtra.
    The new idol  is nearly double the height of the 57 feet idol of
    Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka,

    March 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Guinness has recognised the new 108-feet idol of Lord Rishabhdeva, the first Teerthankar of Jains, as the world's tallest Jain statue.

    The idol stands tall at Mangi Tungi, a Jain pilgrimage centre in North Maharashtra.

    It is nearly double the height of the 57 feet idol of Lord Bahubali at Shravanabelagola in Karnataka, which was the world's tallest Jain statue till now.

    The idol has been carved out of a single rock. More than 300 sculptors, started work in 2012 and took four years to finish it.

    Video: Watch 108-feet idol of first Teerthankar at Mangi Tungi mountain -  Jain statue enters Guinness record book








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    Kim, who gave birth three months ago, later clarified that
    the photo was one year old.

    March 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Kim Kardashian has posted a selfie taken in her bathroom showing her totally nude except for a thin black strip masking her most private parts.

    The photo posted on Monday on Instagram went viral quickly given the reality TV star's massive following on social media. "When you're like I have nothing to wear LOL," she captioned the pic.

    Kim, who gave birth three months ago, later clarified that the photo was one year old.
    Her nude selfie did not go down well with most, drew more criticism than compliments. It was seen as a desperate attempt to draw attention and keep her career going.

    The best response came from senior actress Bette Milder. She said if Kim wants to show a body part never seen before, she would have to swallow the camera.


    Bette Milder's epic response to Kim Kardashian's nude bathroom selfie 



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    A  video of Pak cricketer-politician Imran Khan praising Indian PM Modi for his honesty has drawn attention.  Zee News reported on Monday that the video in which Imran Khan is seen praising PM Modi's honesty, good work and the policies is going viral.
    But much has happened in India since Imran Khan praised Modi
    on black money. (Video below)

    March 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    A  video of Pak cricketer-politician Imran Khan praising Indian PM Modi for his honesty has drawn attention.

    Zee News reported on Monday that the video in which Imran Khan is seen praising PM Modi's honesty, good work and the policies is going viral.

    Two riders on this viral video:

    It is old, dates back to late 2014. Imran Khan is seen praising Modi's effort to bring back black money to India. He says Modi has identified 627 individuals, with black money abroad.

    Modi would not have done this, if he himself had stashed away back money, says Imran Khan.

    He further says Pak leaders such as Nawaz Sharif and Asif Ali Zardari are not keen on tackling black money menace as they themselves may appear in the list of hoarders.

    Much has happened in India since Imran Khan praised Modi on black money.

    Ironically, the Indian PM also is facing  criticism in his country for not following up on his election promise to bring back black money.

    Video of Pakistani politician Imran Khan praising Modi for his honesty goes viral 


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    In 2006, Kangana Raut’s sister Rangoli was attacked with acid.   A decade later, after the best treatment money can buy, she has managed to put the traumatic incident behind.   In an interview with PinkyVilla the sisters recall the incident and how it scarred them for life.   Rangoli was 23, in college studying microbiology, when a man who obsessed over her, splashed her with acid. She did not even know him.
    Full recovery for Rangoli means, she has to manage with one ear, a 90% vision
    loss in one eye and a dysfunctional breast

    March 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    In 2006, Kangana Raut’s sister Rangoli was attacked with acid.

    A decade later, after the best treatment money can buy, she has managed to put the traumatic incident behind.

    In an interview with PinkyVilla the sisters recall the incident and explain how it scarred them for life.

    Rangoli was 23, in college, studying microbiology, when a man who obsessed over her, splashed her with acid. She did not even know him.

    Her face was disfigured, food and wind pipes were severely damaged.

    She endured 57 surgeries, each physically excruciating and mentally torturous, to improve her condition.

    She didn’t have courage to face a mirror for three months. Every time their parents looked at her, they physically fainted.

    Full recovery for Rangoli means, she has to manage with one ear, a 90% vision loss in one eye and a dysfunctional breast.

    The acid attack scarred her in other ways.

    She as engaged to an Airforce officer, who fled after the attack. Later, she fell in love with a childhood friend, a relationship that also eventually broke up.

    Kangana says Rangoli is very tough. The day her second relationship ended, both went out for dinner chatted and laughed about the restaurant’s name.


    But the actress remains bitter. She told PinkVilla that the man, who threw acid on Rangoli was out of jail after just two years, even before his trial started.


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    Titan has released a short video, ‘Break the Bias’, which sends out a strong message in support of working women.  When men succeed, it’s hard work; when women succeed it is because of other dubious factors ! ‘Break the Bias’ takes on this stereotype.
    In all good short stories or videos, the twist in the tale is all that matters. ‘Break the Bias’ does not disappoint (Video below)

    March 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    Titan has released a short video, ‘Break the Bias’, which sends out a strong message in support of working women.

    When men succeed, it’s hard work; when women succeed it is because of other dubious factors ! ‘Break the Bias’ takes on this stereotype.

    A company’s senior executives are discussing the promotion list. There is a strong recommendation from Rajat to elevate Kiran in his team.

    Rajat and Kiran, we are told, are close, work at nights and spend even weekends together, though on official business.

    The men and the lone woman in the top team get ideas and with a smirk, they call Kiran, for a first-hand assessment.

    In all good short stories or videos, the twist in the tale is all that matters.

    ‘Break the Bias’does not disappoint.  Posted on Sunday it has clocked over 1.5 million views.

    Change the way you look at a woman’s success – Titan’s classy ‘Break the Bias’ video goes viral



    Titan Raga #BreakTheBias
    Move the conversation ahead for women, change the way you look at her success. #BreakTheBias this Women's Day.
    Posted by Titan on Sunday, March 6, 2016

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    National vs anti-national narrative was dumbing us down, 
    says Barkha Dutt (video below)

    March 8, 2016, NewsCrunch

    The Telegraph National Debate, made famous by Anupam Kher’s viral video, had other interesting speeches.

    Journalist Barkha Dutt’s response to Anupam Kher has also generated lot of views on social media, clearly indicating how divided Indians are on the tolerance debate.

    Anupam Kher had dismissed intolerance as rhetoric being marketed by those not able to stomach Modi’s rise.

    Barkha Dutt spoke about the intolerance - Dadri lynching and Kanhaiya Kumar’s arrest though there was not an iota of proof against him.

    Saying national vs anti-national narrative was dumbing us down, she pointed out that not everyone, who opposed the nationalists was a communist. Barkha Dutt described herself as a free marketer.

    Quoting Karl Popper Barkha Dutt said tolerance had limits and said it should not be extended to intolerant people.


    Barkha Dutt’s response to Anupam Kher: Don’t tolerate the intolerant (Telegraph debate video)






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    The first total solar eclipse of 2016 threw its mesmerising  spectacle over parts of Indonesia and parts of Indian and Pacific Oceans, on Wednesday morning, India time.  Thanks to clear skies, the rare sight was visible to 40 million people within its narrow path. It did not disappoint the eclipse chasers who travelled from around the world to witness it.
    Thanks to clear skies, thesolar eclipse was visible to 40 million people within its narrow path. (photos of videos below) 



    March 9, 2016, NewsCrunch

    The first total solar eclipse of 2016 threw its mesmerising  spectacle over parts of Indonesia and parts of Indian and Pacific Oceans, on Wednesday morning, India time.

    Thanks to clear skies, the rare sight was visible to 40 million people within its narrow path. It did not disappoint the eclipse chasers who travelled from around the world to witness it.

    In case you missed it, here are the best photos and videos of the celestial spectacle.

    Select photos of 2016's first total solar eclipse












    Select videos of 2016's first total solar eclipse











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