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Bloody Tax!!! Literally……

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Thank God Men do not get Periods! Considering that the current government is not budging at all on its stand of GST on sanitary napkins and with fixation of our Indian men on relieving themselves at the side wall of a road; I cannot help but wonder if Men had their periods, Public Urination would be sadly accompanied with Public Mensuration thanks to super expensive sanitary napkins and all hell would break loose on our beloved apparently Swachh Bharat !!!

But what if? What if Men had to go through “That time of the month”? How would they carry themselves? Would they carry their handbag sheepishly to the loo? Would they use it as an excuse to gorge upon chocolates? Would smoking breaks be substituted to loo breaks in order to accommodate for the time to check whether the “Buddy” is at the right place and is doing what it is supposed to do? Would they blame their bitchiness on hormones flying crazy? I lay awake at night thinking of the questions I would sadly never ever get answers to.

However, moving on! I am fairly lucky I must say! Mother nature treats me well on those times of all the months. I hardly get cramps and no mood swings at all. Well! If you are always cranky, it more or less solves the problem of swinging mood! All I get is a slightly bloated body and just a little inconvenience of not being able to wear lighter shades. No matter how much these advertisement guys zoom their cameras on the butt of a skinny girl wearing equally skinny white pants during her periods; I have sworn a solemn oath of never trusting these people and shall never ever wear my whites on period. Even though I am a special cramp free and equally cranky child of mother nature who can thankfully afford the ridiculously expensive hygiene products which claim to absorb the entire bloodshed of all seven seasons of Game of Thrones combined; Not everyone is as lucky as I am.There is still stigma attached to mensuration, especially in rural India. Having to go through the trauma of puberty without affordable hygiene products at disposal is something the lucky we will never understand.

The government says that polymer which is one of the raw materials used in manufacturing sanitary napkins is obtained after paying 18℅ GST because of which it is impossible to bring down the tax rates lower than present effective 12℅. The government did put an extra effort in collecting data and throwing it in our faces by saying that previous tax rates were 13.68℅ as against lower rates of today. Statistics often eats away both, the logic as well as the emotions. I am sure they would have found a way to address the issue if they really wanted to. Afterall there are so many necessities government procures at higher price and supplies to the public at subsidized prices. Why can’t we do the same for our girls? It is just about setting our priorities straight. What is the alternative after all? Girls being left out from academics and sports for 5 days in a month only because of Periods which can be managed with a little sensitivity and sensibility is a very expensive price we are paying.

Leave aside the 12℅ and 18℅ mathematics for a minute and just think about it! Freedom for a girl child to live her life as she wants and doing what she wants every single day come hail or storm (metaphorical period) is totally worth it and 12℅ in form of GST is a very small price to pay for that freedom!!!

Is there a thing called happy period? If there is then have it! Or not maybe… Cranky is also awesome in its own way… Just stay the Diva that you are every second every minute every hour every day of each month.

 

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The fearless face of first female war-correspondent- Martha Gellhorn

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The name, Martha Gellhorn, is usually associated with Ernst Hemingway for her short-lived marriage to him, however, there is a lot more to her credits and personality that cannot be overlooked. She is one of the first female war correspondents and is known for her fearless writings and reporting on World War II, Spanish Civil War, and Vietnam war sightings. Her novels and work of journalism were celebrated in America and later got popularized to other parts of the world as well. She was considered as the best war reporters of the 20th Century with a career that flourished for 60 long years. She reported all the major wars that happened during her tenure and was known to chronicle the plight of the common man during wars as she had an astute observation and great sense of right and wrong.

Childhood & Early Life

  • Martha was born to a suffragist, Fischel Gellhorn and a gynecologist, George Gellhorn. She was born on November 8, 1908, in St. Louis, Missouri and was Jewish by origin. She had 2 brothers, Walter Gellhorn, who was a law professor at Columbia University and Alfred Gellhorn, who was an oncologist.
  • She began her studies at John Burroughs School in St. Louis and then moved on to Philadelphia to join Bryn Mawr College in 1926. She was determined to pursue a career in journalism, so she left the graduation course in between to chase her dreams. Her initial work was featured in ‘The New Republic’ an American magazine.
  • Later, in 1930 she traveled to Paris with a dream to become an international reporter. There, she started working at the United Press Bureau and during her tenure, she actively participated in the pacifist movement and authored her experience in the book, called ‘What Mad Pursuit’ which was published in 1934.

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Career

  • In the United States, Martha Gellhorn started working as field investigator at FERA (Federal Emergency Relief Administration). She extensively covered the effect of Great Depression by traveling across the country with Dorothea Lange, the photographer. She recorded the stories of the affected people who were starving and living in poverty, she also documented the accounts of the forbidden subjects, making her work as a key contributor to the American history.
  • In 1936, she was working with Collier’ Weekly and was traveling to Florida to cover the Spanish Civil War. She met with Earnest Hemingway during the task, as he accompanied him to report on the war.
  • She reported major wars and happenings around the world. She documented the growing popularity of Adolf Hitler in Germany and Czechoslovakia. She also reported on the wars that affected countries like Hong Kong, Burma, England, Singapore, and Finland. She also authored a novel, called ‘A stricken Field’ in 1940, where she documented the happenings of the World War II.
  • Martha Gellhorn, was the only woman to witness the Normandy Landings by impersonating as a stretcher carrier on D-Day June 6, 1944.
  • During the 1960s and 70s, she worked for the Atlantic Monthly and covered Vietnam War and the Arab-Israel conflicts. Furthermore, in next decade she reported the Civil Wars that took place in Central America.
  • Martha Gellhorn in 1989 reported on the US invasion of Panama. However, due to her advanced age and an unsuccessful cataract operation, she was unfit to report Balkan conflicts in the 1990s. That’s when she planned her retirement.
  • In 1995, she submitted her last report on poverty in Brazil which was published in ‘Granta’, the literary journal. Her failing eye-sights made the task really cumbersome for her.

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Major Works

  • In 1936, Martha Gellhorn published her first book ‘The Trouble I’ve Seen’ in which she documented the impact of the Great Depression on the lives of the common American people. The book received an overwhelming response.
  • Her major work also comprised of the articles she authored, like the ‘The Face of War’, published in 1959, which is a collection of wartime writings and in 1966, she wrote, ‘Vietnam: A New Kind of War’ and again, in 1988, she published, ‘The View from the Ground’, which was a collection of the peacetime essays.
  • In 1978, she published ‘Travels with Myself and Another: A Memoir’, in this she also documented her travels with Hemmingway.

 

Awards & Achievements

  • She was the only lady to be honoured in the American Journalists stamp series of 2008 among other 5 people.
  • She was the only female to witness the Normandy on June 6, 1944.

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Personal Life & Legacy

  1. Martha Gellhorn was 22 years old when she had her first significant relationship that lasted for 4 years with French economist Bertrand de Jouvenel.
  2. In 1936, she met Ernest Hemingway in Florida and got married to him, 4 years later to become his third wife. She did not like her identity to be limited to being Mrs. Hemingway and she made it clear, with her famous remark, that ‘she had no intention of being a footnote in someone else’s life. The marriage did not last long and she divorced him in 1940.
  3. She had an affair with Major General James M. Gavin of U.S.A while being married to Hemmingway.
  4. In 1949, she adopted a child, Sandy and after sometime he started living with relatives that led to an estranged mother-son relationship.
  5. In 1954, post her divorce with Hemingway and after few other romantic affairs, she got married to T. S. Matthews, the former managing editor of Time Magazine. She moved to London post her marriage, which unfortunately ended in 1963.
  6. On February 15, 1998, Martha Gellhorn ended her life by committing suicide by swallowing a cyanide capsule at the age of 89. During her last years, she was almost bling and was suffering from ovarian and liver cancer.
  7. Posthumously, The Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism was established in 1999.

 

 

Trivia

  • Also Known As: Martha Ellis Gellhorn, Marta Gellhorn, Марта Гельхорн, Martha Gellhorn
  • Nationality: American 
  • Died At Age: 89
  • Sun Sign: Scorpio
  • Place Of Death: London
  • Cause Of Death: Suicide
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Kangana Ranaut: The in-suppressible voice

Kangana has time and again proved she isn’t like any other actor, who will be satisfied with a glam doll image, objectification, bullying or manhandling. She doesn’t wear makeup to hide her imperfections, she is confident enough to flaunt her scars to the world. And we sure love her and relate more to her for being ‘real and raw’. Even though we do not belong to the glam world, we know her problems are real, her arguments make sense, and at the same time, we fear the consequences that she might face for speaking her mind.

In India, we are so habituated to ‘compromise’ that we feel it’s the norm. As we grow up we learn to shut our voices and suffer in pain and overlook all the wrong that has been done to us, just to remain safe. I seriously doubt the entire concept of safety and condemn the way we are living our lives. We are scared of the truth being spoken so unapologetically. It makes us uncomfortable. The first thought that comes to my mind, instead of appreciating Kangana for standing up, is what will happen to her now? What will these big shots do to her? Will she get another movie now? Will she survive? I am sure just like me a lot of you might relate to my thoughts because..let’s just accept it… we are all fucked up!

I pity my thoughts and also the society the I live in. Look at how we operate? We have lost our sense of justice. We have lost the faith in righteousness. Despite all this, I stand with you Kangana for making me realize what courage means, thank you for redefining and correcting the concept of feminism for me. Thank you for being the voice of millions of people who are going through a similar situation at different places. I wish our voices roar in unison and gives a message loud and clear, ” we won’t take it anymore. We are done”!

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A Bollywood Bully and a Badass Hero

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The story begins quite conventionally, to keep up with Bollywood! There is a Villain and there is a Hero(ine) if you will but I feel heroes (just like villains) should be gender neutral. So you get the idea! This guy is our villain and the girl is our hero.

Just like most of our Bollywood stories, the villain has his entourage of sidekicks. These sidekicks include an England educated guy from a royal family who for some weird reason believes that one of the factors determining your job is genetics. There goes to dumps years and years of struggle of our forefathers who invested their entire lives fighting the class barriers! Apparently, IQ and EQ is something even money and English Colleges can not give you.

Second in line of the many many sidekicks of our villain is this below mediocre Daddy’s boy whose Daddy has spent his life making equally below mediocre movies which invariably included a Hero confessing love to heroine by slapping on her buttock, but all is in the name of comedy and what is comedy without a butt slap? If the argument of our royal regarding genetics holds ground, the son should be equally if not more fixated to butts.

Our villain is again from a filmy family. Being a super rich son of a rich daddy, he takes pride in sitting amongst the most happening crowd of tinsel town and making fun of clothes and accents of the less fortunates. The villain’s brilliant ideas in the past included yards and yards of chiffon wrapped around a skimpy blouse, which has since migrated to a bikini and somewhere between the saree and the bikini you will find a threadbare triangle involving love and friendship.

Our hero; in stark contrast comes from a humble family of a small town and has a weird albeit endearing speech pattern. She is also known to stand up against a self-proclaimed Greek God (ironically yet another guy whose Daddy brought upon himself to launch his son’s career). I don’t say that she is invincible and the best in her craft but I do know for sure that she has way more talent, our villain and sidekicks combined. Although I do wish she could have turned down her last movie, which also starred the snobby royal sidekick in question.

Now since the introductions of related parties are over and done with; let us get to the root of the cause which makes me take sides and call one party a hero and another a Villain. Our hero valiantly took upon herself to stand before the villain and called out his bluff. She accused him (rightly so) of promoting ‘Nepotism’ by way of launching only star kids and thereby sidelining raw talent which is known to gradually fade away after years and years of futile struggle. Before you guys come over me all guns blazing, I do acknowledge there are a lucky few people without rich and famous Mamas and Papas who have managed to make a mark but let us all be honest and admit if your Daddy is not a big shot or if you are not from beauty pageant background your future is now bleak in the industry thanks to Nepotism which our hero has bravely pointed out. Why can’t our villain and his sidekicks acknowledge what is right before their eyes? Life has been easier for them in terms of getting breaks as compared to other people. And this was all our Hero was saying when almost entire industry ganged up on her.

Genes should ideally not be a substitute for talent and hard work. Should this not be a universal truth? Why is there even an argument? But sadly that is not the case. There is a majority which vehemently argues in support of Nepotism. I do not say that privilege should be forsaken or all the privileged ones are mediocre but at least that privilege should not be blatantly rubbed in other’s faces.

So this son of butt fixated daddy and a snobby royal joined our dreamy villain on the stage of a shady and incompetent award show to throw some jibes on our Hero and in their words our hero should not speak at all for the greater good. This gang further claimed that “Nepotism Rocks”. Now if Nepotism Rocks I wonder what else will rock next? Will it be “Mediocrity Rocks”? Or will it be “Hypocrisy Rocks”? I wish and pray this day of Mediocrity and Hyporicy rocks never come. As long as there are Heroes like the hero of our story; We can still hope that a day shall come when only Talent shall rock and not Nepotism. Here’s wishing end of this story is as conventional as the beginning and Hero wins against all odds…. Heroism Rocks!!!!

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To my dearest Ex-husband…,

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My “Dearest” Ex Husband,

Let me start with what this letter is not; it is not a confession of love I once had for you and neither  it is to convey any regret for our failed marriage. I do not think you will ever come across this piece coz if I know you correctly, video games is your thing and reading is bore for you. So this letter although addressed to you, is for all those once madly in love couples (especially the women half of the couples) who have decided to call it quits for whatever reasons. We were together for almost 7 years of which 3 years as married couple and I desperately need to draw out something from our failed relationship even if it is nothing but bitter lessons of life, this is why I sadistically chose to relive our lives together.

I will start with Thank You!!! You remember how I used to get irritated when people would say everything happens for a reason and I need to find happiness in adversities of life. Well!!! It turns out people were right. I never thought something good could come out of abuse you subjected me to. But thanks to your behaviour, moving out of this marriage was way easier. So, thanks a lot for calling me Ugly and Not good Enough. Retrospectively I wonder why I chose to believe you when you called me all this when there are people (better human beings than you) who called me “Beautiful” and “Perfect”.

Now that the worst is over; by worst I mean our marriage, let us talk about the lesser evil, i.e. our Divorce Proceedings. First things first, congratulations!!! Our divorce proceedings have lasted longer than our marriage itself and this very fact has reaffirmed my faith in higher power of divorce vis a vis marriage. There are a few things I wish we both had done differently to make the process less harassing and less painful for both of us. The things you have said to me in our marriage and during our separation should have been seen by me for what they were; your insecurity and your defensiveness as a result of abuse you subjected me to. But against my good judgment, I fell in the trap and I responded emotionally and often angrily at the filth you threw at me. People generally fight to win; but in a divorce if the two parties are fighting, neither of the two wins. There is only one winner in the fight of divorce and sadly it is neither the man nor the wife; it is the Lawyer. Your insecurities and my anger have proved to be very expensive for both of us.

I hope the couples reading it learn from our mistakes and deal with divorce like what it is; a nasty job that needs to be done. A dead rat in the house needs to be disposed off or else the house will stink; I don’t think disposing off rat’s corpse calls for emotions of any kind. Divorce is just a process of disposing off the corpse of a dead marriage (metaphorical rat) and nothing else. The kind of person you are, I don’t think you would have behaved differently during our separation; the onus of dignified divorce just like the onus of dragging the marriage was on me and I failed. I wish I had reacted differently during our divorce than I did just to save my time and money if nothing else.

In spite of whatever happened, the things you did and said to me and the way I responded; it would be a lie if I say all those 7 years were bad. There were times we were good, when you were less of a jerk and I was less of a bitch. So, thank you for all those times when you made me smile, for making me believe that you loved me (which was very rare and restricted solely at beginning of our relationship)- although it proved to be one of my many delusions but till the time this delusion lasted, it was beautiful. I hope someone sees in your eyes the same innocence I once believed existed and I hope and pray this time around, with another woman, you come across as  a man I once imagined you to be.

I shall consider this struggle worth the pain if you learnt your lessons and will no longer call any girl ugly or not good enough or try to abuse her into submission. I surely have learnt my lessons; never again will I let my emotions rule my judgment. Never again will I let a man get away by calling me “Not Good Enough”.

 

From,

Beautiful and “Almost” Perfect Ex Wife

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Best Bollywood Dance Ideas to Rock Sangeet, on This Wedding Season

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Wedding season is on, and just when you are planning out your attire for the evening, here are few ideas to rock the Sangeet function too. If you are the bridesmaid or the bride yourself, here are the steal-worthy ideas that will make you stand out. We have listed down, few choreography we loved. Do check it out and let us know which ones you liked.

Best wedding dance ideas:

  • Badri Ki Dulhania | Title Track | BOLLYWOOD | Naach Choreography

  • Udi Udi Jaye (Raees) by Devesh Mirchandani

  • Pinga | Bajirao Mastani | Bollywood | Naach Choreography

  • So You Think You Can Dance: Bollywood dance by Svetlana Tulasi & Ridy (Jhumka Gira Re)

  • Bollywood Dance performance by the Mona Khan Company1

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The official TEDTalks video of Shah Rukh Khan

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We have been waiting for this for so long, the official TED  Talk video of Shah Rukh Khan. It’s not just a name, he is phenomena. He is so well-read and has an innate charm and wits and it reflects when he talks. He isn’t those typical preachy guys, he is fun, he is witty, he is articulate and most importantly draws life lessons from his personal experiences and the words have the power to connect to the masses. Without much ado, just check out this amazing video of his recent TED Talk, where he talked at a stretch on humanity, fame, and love. So, go ahead and click on the play button below:

Inspired? I am sure you all must- be. Now, check out  10 big quotes from Shah Rukh Khan’s addressal:

“I sell dreams and I peddle love to millions of people back home in India, who assume that I am the best lover in the world.”

“I have been made to understand that there a lot of you who haven’t seen my work and I feel really sad for you. That doesn’t take away the from fact that I am completely self-obsessed, as a movie star should be.”

“I truly believe that humanity is a lot like me. It is an ageing movie star, grappling with all the newness around itself, wondering whether it got it right in the first place and still trying to find a way to keep on shining regardless.”

“By the time I was 40, I was really flying. I had done 50 films by then and 200 songs and I had been knighted by the Malaysians and given the highest civilian honour by the French government. Humanity was soaring with me. We were both flying off the handle actually.”

On the internet:  “We had expected an expansion of ideas and dreams; we had not bargained for the enclosure of judgment.”

“I looked at my face and realized I am starting to look more and more like my wax statue at Madame Tussauds.”

On joining social media:

“Everything I said took a new meaning, everything I did- good, bad, ugly was there for the world to comment upon and judge. Everything that I didn’t say or do was met with the same fate.”

“Reality became virtual and virtual became real. I started to feel that I couldn’t be who I wanted to be or say what I actually thought. And humanity at this time completely identified with me. Both of us were going through mid-life crisis. Humanity, like me, was becoming an over-exposed prima donna.”

“I tried to reconstruct my identity on social media.”

“Neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less torturous… Whatever helps you survive is perhaps the oldest and simplest emotion known to mankind. And that is love.”

“Mankind will never be the wiser about its future unless it is coupled with a sense of love and compassion for their fellow beings.”

“You may use your power to build walls and to keep people outside or you may use it to break barriers and welcome them in.”

Not only this, there is more in store. SRK is all set to launch the Indian version of the TED Talk and in an exclusive interview he described the format as,

“People will share stories about changes in society, in life — whether it’s about the climate, dangerous diseases or to help empower women — and all of this will be integrated. There are some beautiful stories — both Indian and international — which the team is planning to get on one platform and do a nice mix of Hindi and English speakers. I feel it will be a niche show.”

So, we are waiting for the execution of the project and would love to hear your thoughts on what you loved most about his TED Talks.

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More the laws; less the Justice

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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are affected”- Benjamin Franklin


I remember like yesterday the morning of December 17, 2012; the cold and unforgiving morning of Delhi. The newspaper headlines shook the city awake which should ideally have risen from its deep slumber way back. It took six men (one of those was apparently just a boy), a moving bus, and an iron rod along with God knows what all tools to rape and tear apart a hapless 23-year-old who has since become “Nirbhaya”- The Fearless.


What surprised me and still surprises me is: It takes this level of brutality to finally stand together against criminals of the lowest order. One and only slight solace from a tragedy of one family was that it finally outraged the “Unaffected”. But are we really the unaffected I wonder. We all (especially the women) have been subjected to some sort of sexual offence in varying degrees at some point of time which makes us the affected party as well and disgusting truth is that somewhere down the line we have accepted these instances as part of our lives. But for the sake of clarity, let us assume that other than the victim and her immediate family & friends, all of us are the unaffected ones and this gruesome incident shook us to the core so much so that some of us started demanding horrifying punishments ranging from public hanging, castration so on and so forth. We all (I included) kept on screaming for some time questioning the impotency of judicial system, insensitivity of the police and the worthlessness of our political system. Screams get tired and faded after sometime and it takes instances like yet another rape or reminders like judgments from different courts to revive our latent anger and the cycle of should be’s and shouldn’t be’s begin again.


Other than this justified outrage a lot of us were also shocked at responses from the accused. While talking to Leslee Udwin who was filming a documentary on the same subject titled ‘India’s Daughter’, one of the accused claimed that if only the victim did not fight back, they would have graciously left her alive. Fight for dignity proved fatal for the girl. Another accused claimed that by going out so late at night the girls themselves invite Molesters. What makes me hopeless is that if we all try very hard, we may still improve the judiciary, the police and even the political system but how the hell are we going to change the way some (sadly impressive number) people think about and treat women.

 

It has been more than four years since she died, one of the accused decided to take his own pathetic life, four out of six accused are still alive although jailed and one of the accused who was supposedly just a boy moves free. There were many voices who spoke in favor of that boy who walked free, claiming he was gullible and under influence of his adult accomplices. In words of Terry Goodkind- In words of Terry Goodkind- “ Pity for the guilty is treason to the innocent”. I wish we all could have stood together by the innocent this time around. Sadly we can not question, neither we are equipped to change the laws which allow such criminals to walk out free and lead a normal life.

One saving grace in the entire episode has been that the Supreme Court has upheld death sentence for the remaining four accused. People are saying that justice has been served although delayed. I honestly do not think this qualifies as justice. I do not know what should be justice in this case but this judgment of hanging the four accused does not sound or feel like justice. The kind of trauma she went through and the kind of pain her family is still going through, closure is hard to find. We can only hope that this outrage ignited at the cost of her life never settles down. I pray we all are better than ourselves tomorrow than we were yesterday.


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ShahRukh Khan rocks the TEDTalks with his wits, charm, intelligence, and lungi dance

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Shah Rukh Khan as always was at his wittiest best when he spoke at the 2017 TED conference on Thursday.  The audiences went head over heels at Vancouver, Canada to get a glimpse of the Superstar.

He kept the conversation interesting by talking on his persona of the ‘King of Romance’ to how the world has changed following the arrival of the internet.

He spoke so well that as per the reports in Business Insider goes, he was apparently the funniest speaker at TED 2017 up until now.

He playfully portrayed himself as an aging movie star grappling with the changes around him.

Khan will soon be launching the Indianized version of the show and will do a debut in India where he will play the role of curator Chris Anderson. Chances are the show will be in Hindi.

During his TedTalks he also said, “For years, I’ve been a huge fan of TED Talks,” Khan said, referring to the conference’s freely shared videos in which brilliant and accomplished people dive concisely into captivating concepts.

Furthermore, Khan, at his philosophical best, drew a parallel between a movie star and life. The report quotes him as saying, “Humanity is a lot like me. It’s an aging movie star, grappling with all the newness, wondering whether she got it right.”

To end the show with a bang he also did a short performance on his popular track ‘Lungi Dance‘ from Rohit Shetty’s 2013 action comedy Chennai Express. The song has almost become a cultural marker for India as Deepika Padukone also performed on the same at a couple of global talk shows and also at the Indian premiere of her Hollywood debut film, DJ Caruso’s action ensemble xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

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Vancouver Sun reports that Shah Rukh was very approachable in spite of all the mania surrounding him in the city. His last visit to the city was three years ago when he performed SLAM: The Tour at Pacific Coliseum along with his team of Farah Khan’s 2014 heist comedy Happy New Year.

Business Insider lists down some of his instantly viral one-liners, some philosophical some hilarious in nature:

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Meet the 106 year old YouTube sensation who is rocking the culinary world

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A 106-year-old grandma is taking the culinary world by storm with her traditional recipes and out of the world cooking style. Meet Mastanamma, who recently celebrated her 106th birthday.Let's Talk Random Meet the 106 year old YouTube sensation who is rocking the culinary world Food and Fun Lifestyle RANDOM Trending

So, it all started when her great-grandson wanted to start a YouTube channel- CountryFoods. He wanted to showcase the traditional recipes and was looking for someone who can create those recipes in the most authentic style. That’s when he thought, who can be better than her granny? Because not just him, everyone around her loved her for her spirit and cooking skills
So, he approached her with the idea but she could not relate to it (for obvious reasons), infact she found it funny. But she still gave it a try and now she loves her new found stardom.
And, everyone who sees her can’t help falling in love with her infectious energy, warmth and of course her lip-smacking recipes.
Till now, this sensation has gained over 200,000 subscribers on her channel. We also appreciate her grandson-Laxman for his brilliant idea and execution. He swears by her eggplant/brinjal curry recipe, you should check it out too and since we loved her unique style of cooking, we have added one recipe here. But before that, check out this video that talks about her story.

Inspired? now, check out her amazing chicken recipe cooked in the watermelon shell.

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