Rise in Odisha flood waters brought the life of about 6.5 lakh people to a standstill

After Kerala now, it is Odisha which is turning into pools. The flood caused by the Baitarani river in Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara districts of Odisha has seriously affected the city. All around there is water and people are using boats to travel.

It has been reported that around 6.5 lakh people are affected by the floods. Going by the numbers around 4.02 lakh people are still stuck in the Kendrapara district, from where the water level is continuously rising. 31 villages are so badly affected by the flood waters that there is no easy escape. They are almost dead. While another lot of people are affected by the flood in Jajpur district, i.e. around 1.71 lakh people.

The whole of Bhubaneshwar is swimming underwater, whereas the water level was flowing below the danger level at Akhuapada in Bhadrak and Raghat in Anandpur.

Pravat Ranjan Mohapatra, the Deputy Relief Commissioner passed a statement on Sunday noon that there is no fresh rainfall, therefore the water level at the Baitarani has started receding. He also said that “In case of inundation of any area, the collectors have been asked to take immediate steps to evacuate the people and keep them at flood shelters. They will be provided food and all necessary assistance.”

Mr. Mohapatra also said that the 10000 people living in the low-lying area of Bhubaneshwar have been evacuated and shifted to other places. Proper help and support are being provided with over 81 free kitchens functioning to cater to the needs of the affected.

There are reports emerging that around 4009 hectares of crops have been destroyed and submerged in waters and approx. 55 houses have been damaged. It has also been reported that 43 relief camps are being set up to which 6913 people have bee evacuated.

It is been coming to the news that the water level is receding and there is no fresh rainfall.

Rajinikanth’s Upcoming Film ‘Petta’: Trending over Different Social Media Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Who doesn’t like Rajnikanth’s films! The legendary Indian actor has appeared in more than 150 numbers of films (maximum films are in Tamil and a few in Hindi). Though Rajinikanth is a South Indian actor, he and his acting skills are worldwide famous. At the age of 67, he is still actively doing different films. Till today, people wait to watch Rajinikanth’s next film!

Now, it’s time to hear a big announcement!!!

Rajinikanth is back to entertain us all once again with an upcoming film, titled as “Petta”. Petta is going to be Rajinikanth’s 165th film in his entire film career, isn’t it massive? Also, it’s going to be a debut of popular actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s Tamil film debut. As two huge stars are going to be seen in Petta, this Tamil film is surely going to be a success! Moreover, the combination of Rajinikanth and Nawazuddin is going to be an interesting one to watch!

First look unveiled: watch the 1st poster of the film

On Friday, 6th September, the 1st poster of Rajinikanth’s upcoming film “Petta” was launched. Soon after the poster was launched, that went viral on several different social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The poster’s official post was viewed by a massive number of active social media users. Not only this, the numbers of viewers are increasing massively! Within three hours after the official poster was launched on Twitter, more than six lakh people viewed it, isn’t it crazy!

Mr. Subbaraj’s tweet:

“Feeling really happy.. Thanks to my team also called a bunch of Thalaivar Fans.”

Sun Pictures also posted a video where you will see Mr. Subbaraj mentioning that “Petta” is a dream-come-true project for him. Other than Rajinikanth, you will see many Bollywood actors like Vijay Sethupathi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Trisha, Simran, and Bobby Simha to share the screen with Rajinikanth. The shooting for Petta has started three months back. According to the filmmakers, they are thinking to wrap up the shooting as soon as possible.

Rajinikanth’s 165th film “Petta” is going to be directed by Karthik Subbaraj. The meaning of the word Petta means ‘locality’ in Tamil. The Sun Pictures which is actually the subsidiary of the Sun Network officially released the poster and announced the film’s title on this Friday. If you haven’t yet checked out the motion poster, then check it out now!

Legendary Singer Asha Bhosle Turns 85: Let’s Take A Look At Her Legacy Through All These Long Years!

Bollywood’s legend singer Asha Bhosle just turned 85 on 8th September 2018 who was once recognized as the perennial ‘Number 2’ while her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar was the Number 1. Now, each of us considers Asha Bhosle as the topmost talent singer of all time! Through all these 85 years, her legacy has continued to grow with time!

Happy birthday to Asha Bhosle!!

As the evergreen singer Asha Bhosle turns one year younger, let’s take a look at her 85 years’ long legendary musical career that inspired many young singers till today.

Asha Bhosle: ‘Bollywood playback doyenne’

Yes! Asha Bhosle just turned 85 today and we can only wish her luck and good fortune on this very special day. Since the beginning of Asha Bhosle’s career, the rivalry between two sisters started. At that time, Lata Mangeshkar was not just famous for her melodious voice but was also giving Bollywood all-time big hits one after the other. Other than music, cooking was her favorite hobby and pastime!

Asha Bhosle’s successful career: She has sung more than 11,000 songs in not only Hindi films but only films in other languages like Marathi etc. throughout her music career. Do you know that she has sung in 20 different languages? No Bollywood singer until today has that potential to break her unbeatable record. Although she made great records, people used to consider as the Number 2 after her elder sister Lata Mangeshkar.

Sibling rivalry: At that time, the Hindi music buffs used to talk about the career rivalry between Lata  Mangeshkar and Asha Bhosle. But, the sisters’ rivalry was unsuccessful to stop Asha Bhosle from getting appreciation and recognition. Throughout her career, she has proved herself as a unique and self-made singer/musician. That doesn’t mean that she received success without putting extra efforts and hard work! When she started her career, she was married! She was dealing with so many problems in her personal life. Yet, she out-shined from everything and made an unbeatable place for herself in the industry!

With a magnificent voice, Asha Bhosle started her music career like a rock star. Like her sister, she started giving hit songs in the industry one after another. Soon she became everyone’s favorite. Throughout these 85 years, her music has grooved us all. Her youthful exuberance and charming persona haven’t just made her famous but she has also become an inspirational figure for many people!

Repercussions faced due to unhealthy morning habits

Every morning is a fresh start in an individual’s life. It is a sign of new opportunities, new hopes and a new start to all that we are doing in our life. It brings a lot of positivity to everyone around. Everyone must have come across the saying “Health is Wealth”. Thus, one should maintain a proper health for doing their work properly. Our morning routine plays an important part in regulating our health, for years we follow a daily routine without even knowing about the repercussions of it. One should follow the saying that “Healthy mind resides in a healthy body” to achieve success in life.

There are several negative impacts on our health because of our faulty morning habits. Some of the faulty habits and their repercussions are as follows:-

  • Skipping Breakfast

Breakfast is the first meal of the day. Many individuals skip their breakfast according to the diet plan they follow for weight loss but it is not the right way. Skipping of breakfast means prolonging the fasting period which is not the way to lose weight. If one skips a meal they will surely consume more proportion of food in their next meal. Therefore, one would have a proper, healthy breakfast and start their morning energetically.

  • Not exercising

Early morning exercise is very important as at that time of the day our body has less amount of glucose and helps in burning more calories in an easier way. Exercise helps to keep our body fit and increases or improves our metabolism. So, one should get rid of all the laziness and start exercising every morning.

  • Oversleeping

One should know how to balance their sleep well. More sleep leads to problems like weight gain, higher blood sugar level and laziness whereas too little sleep hampers one’s concentration in their work.

  • Not utilizing the sunrise/morning sun

For the normal functioning of the immune system, Vitamin D is a necessary element and its best source is the sunlight. Everyone should avoid thinking about their skin complexion all the time and should come out of their house because sunshine not only facilitates ones immune system but also helps in reducing weight which is a good source of knowledge for all those who want to lose unwanted fats.

  • Not drinking lukewarm water every morning

Lukewarm water is one of the best ways to get rid of fat. Lukewarm water increases the metabolism and temperature of the body which is one of the easiest ways to lose weight. Thus, we should drink a glass of lukewarm water empty stomach every day.

Some food habits that should be avoided every morning are as follow:

  • Fried items like vada pav or puri sabzi should be avoided as the first meal of the day. It is because they contain too many calories.
  • Processed food items like Maggi, cereals, cheese and packaged juices are an unhealthy option as there are excess carbs and artificial ingredients contained in them.
  • Bread butter should be a complete no as it has no nutritional value in it.
  • Sweet yogurt has high sugar content which is not good for health.

Since NDA Came Into Power, Green Clearances Are Now A Mere Formality; Diluting the Old Environmental Norms!

Before the NDA (National Democratic Alliance) came into power in 2014, the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) created the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Notification legislation back in 2006 for monitoring the overall environmental impact due to overall industrial development in India. As well all know, green clearances are being done in several areas over the past five to four years. Now, the environmental governance researchers are raising a serious concern on the recent green clearance scenario and different dilute environmental norms supported by today’s business-friendly government!

The scenario over the past four years:

The Union government has accepted over 1,098 projects in order to make some major development in India. Indeed, it’s a great move to make great development over 124,788 hectares area. But, this action has led to massive environment clearance (EC) as well! More than 6,060 projects in different development sectors have been completed while increasing EC massively. According to the reports, greenery was fully gone from 80% of the areas in Delhi.

Moreover, the Union Ministry of Environment has also focused on two primary laws EC (Environment Clearance) and forest diversion. The government has focused on Forest and Climate Change while increasing awareness among the people of India through certain guidelines and amendments to follow in order to keep the environment clean from pollutants. Green clearances are now treated as a mere and undeniable formality.

Rights diluted by the Union Ministry of Environment:

The Union Ministry of Environment has also diluted the entire environmental impact assessment process which was introduced by the previous government while diluting several rights-based legislations as well! Additionally, NDA has been focusing on reforming the previously created environmental clearance (EC) process and forest diversion process in order to ignore overhaul. The first change NDA brought was to make the coal mining projects open in order to keep the development process smooth. The Forest Advisory Committee (FAC) now reviews Forest Clearance cases and determines whether to approve it for several different development projects.

Government’s reconciliatory approach to stop the violators:

The government has adopted a strict reconciliatory approach in order to stop the violators. A six-month window has been fixed for all projects that need obtaining an EC for proceeding further. This has improved the compliance greatly. In March 2018, the government has agreed to allow SEAC/SEIAA for taking action against the violators. Overall, the past four years of Government’s action clearly indicate that nothing much has actually improved in the green clearance and the government needs to work harder to change the current scenario!

Which celebrity donated how much for the Kerala Floods?

More than 3,750 medical camps in Kerala are established by the Central government to prevent outbreaks of disease. A statement has been issued by the Ministry of Health “while an outbreak of infectious disease is not reported, health reporters say that once the waters begin to go down, the environment will reduce the spread of epidemic diseases.”

Here are the donations that have been done by various celebrities for the Kerala Floods-

  1. Celebrities like Surya, Kamal Hassan donated Rs 25 Lakhs each.
  2. Rs 15 lakhs were contributed by the Tamil superstar Dhanush. Actress from South- Anupama Parameswaran contributed Rs 1 lakh.
  3. The Tamil actor Vijay Sethupathi contributed 25 lakh and the actress Rohini contributed Rs 2 lakhs for help fund.
  4. The young Telegu actors Allu Arjun, Prabhas, Vijay Devrakunda, and many others have also donated their efforts to the flood relief. The actor- Sidharth requested people to contribute to the Chief Minister Relief Fund by involving in #KeralaFloodRelief Challenge.
  5. Current reports said that the star Rajinikanth announced that Rs 15 lakhs will be donated by him, while the director Shankar has confirmed 10 lakhs for the victims of the floods in Kerala.
  6. Several Bollywood actors have also requested their supporters to donate funds to CM’s relief fund, including Sonali Bendre, who is fighting
    metastatic cancer. Most Bollywood celebrities are going to Twitter to connect with their fans like Anushka Sharma, Bhumi Pednekar, and Abhishek Bachchan. The success of John Abraham latest film “Satyameva Jayate” was also canceled, and instead expressed a strong concern for the flood victims in Kerala. In the latest news, Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan joined a group of celebrities to donate and request their supporters to help the state of Kerala.
  7. Shahrukh’s Foundation “Meer” contributed 21 lakh rupees for a relief work among the victims of the flood. Jacqueline promised to donate Rs 5 lakh for this flood relief program in the state of Kerala to humanitarian NGOs in India. She commented: “I am deeply hurt to see the destruction caused by the floods in the state of Kerala. My heart is with those who need it, and to help them, I decided to donate to the organization Habitat for the cause. “I’m glad you worked in response to disasters in Kerala. I appeal to all my friends and my fans and their peers from the Bollywood industry to come and help the flood relief.
  8. Priyadarshan and actor Akshay Kumar also handed over a cheque for the same. Chitrangada Singh requested people to help our citizens. Hrithik Roshan said:” Kerala is in a critical situation. Please help, let’s go ahead and do everything we can. I have donated and I ask all of you to do what you are capable of.” The donation is made by many other celebrities as well such as Karan Johar, Alia Bhatt, Shahid Kapoor, and Varun Dhawan.

 

People of India including various celebrities have joined hands together to help the God’s own city to fight this disaster and we are sure that soon the things will get as beautiful as they were earlier.

Biggest congratulations to Shahid and Mira!!!! It’s junior Shahid this time!!

Hearty congratulations to the stunning couple- Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput on welcoming a new member to their family.

The star couple Shahid Kapoor and Mira Rajput who tied the knot in 2015 have been blessed with a baby boy on Wednesday, 5th of September.

Yesterday in the evening Mira Rajput was admitted to Hinduja Hospital in Mumbai. To the hospital, Mira was accompanied with mother Bela Rajput, brother-in-law Ishaan Khatter and mother-in-law Neelima Azim.

This is their second child after baby girl Misha. Misha has become the 2year old elder sister to this little blessing to Kapoor family.

Shahid and Mira are being congratulated by everyone, family, friends, Bollywood industry, fans. It was Pragya to share this big news with the people. She wrote on Instagram “Biggest congratulations to all of you! My darling Mira it’s been a beautiful journey and I’m so happy I got to share it with you, it’s been special! Love and more love.”

Speaking about parenthood Shahid went ahead saying, “It is no more about just being an actor. I have a family and a kid. I want to be part of my child’s growth. I want to be with her in each and every moment. The whole experience of being a parent has been beautiful and life-changing.”

He also expressed his sadness at not being able to give so much time to Mira during her second pregnancy as he did in the time of Misha by taking off from work for months. He said, “During Misha’s birth [in 2016], I took a couple of months off. This time too, I was negotiating to take a month-long break, but things didn’t work out. I will get only a week off from work. It is too short a duration, but such are the circumstances.”

Blame games being played in Kolkata over the 3rd bridge collapse (Majerhat bridge) in 6 years

Yesterday on 4th of September at around 4:40 pm, the Majerhat bridge of Kolkata had collapsed. this is the main way connecting the south of Kolkata from the rest of the city.

Suddenly around 4:40 pm a segment of the bridge around 20m, collapse carrying 3 motorcycles, a minibus, and a few cars. One of the motorcyclists died immediately as he fell headlong. The causalities reported till now is 1 dead and 24 injured. The dead being the motorcyclist who was the 1st one to go down with the bridge. The injured are admitted to 2 nearby hospitals.

The rescue operations are being carried by The Kolkata Disaster Management Department, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the state fire department together. The officials fear of more people being stuck under the debris and so they are on site working till now.

Whereas, the oppositions and the party in power are busy playing blame games. The opposition alleged that it is the result of negligence and callousness towards the repair of old bridges of the TMC.  The Governor K N Tripathi called it a “big disaster” and said that maintenance of the bridge is entrusted with the PWD and the railway department.

Senior BJP leader Mukul Roy said, “It is really unfortunate that the bridge has collapsed. But the fact is the state government is solely responsible for the bridge collapse. The issue of repair of the old bridges is not at all on the on the agenda of TMC government.”

The CM Mamata Banerjee who is on a trip to Darjeeling ordered a probe to be conducted. She also went ahead announcing a compensation of 5 lakhs for the family of dead and 50,000 for the injured.

The collapse of the Majerhat bridge is the 3rd such disaster in West Bengal within a time period of around 6 years or less than it. If this disaster had occurred an hour later the casualties would have been much higher as it would be the peak time.

The government really needs to do something about it. There are many other old bridges which need instant repair or else other disasters are not far away.

 

Best Supporting Roles in Bollywood Films That Actually Took Over the Lead Characters!!

Generally, people watch the Bollywood films only for the big film stars who play the lead roles in those films. But, there are many sensational Bollywood films in which the supporting characters have taken over the limelight fully. Here are some of the brilliant supporting roles in Bollywood films that have won all our hearts!

Aamir Khan’s performance in Secret Superstar:

Aamir’s role as Shakti Kumar in the film “Secret Superstar” has actually won our hearts. Aamir’s performance in this film is a big reason behind the massive success of this film. He barely appeared in the film with a very few scenes, but that was enough to leave a lasting impression over the viewers’ eyes. He has balanced out his role in this film while letting other co-stars perform their best, isn’t it right?

Kirti Kulhari’s acting as Falak in “Pink”:

The movie “Pink” did a commendable job at the box office while raising a big concern over the least spoken issue of consent in India, about the safety of Indian women! Among the three girls in Pink, Kirti Kulhari’s acting performance as Falak Ali has brought huge appreciation and applauds to her! While Tapsee and Amitabh Bachchan amazed the audience with their brilliant performance, Kirti Kulhari left her own impression over the viewers’ eyes! What do you think about it?

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s role as Saba in “Ae Dil Hai Mushkil”

Well, we all loved the chemistry between Ranveer Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil, but, truly, Aishwarya’s bold and stunning performance in this film has amazed us all! With jaw-dropping looks of Ash and sizzling chemistry between Ash and Ranveer, Aishwarya managed to get a huge appreciation from the audience. Though Ash was there in the film for a very few scenes like Shah Rukh Khan, her appearance has hard to miss! Until the end of the film, she managed to look as gorgeous and sparking on the big screen!

Priyanka Chopra as Kashibai in “Bajirao Mastani”:

Like Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh nailed their performance in Bahirao Mastani, Priyanka Chopra also nailed the whole of it even after being a supporting role in the film. In Bajirao Mastani, Priyanka played the character of Kashibai and managed to represent Kashibai’s character as a strong woman who did everything to keep the family intact. Surely, the sizzling chemistry between Priyanka and Ranveer has also received great appreciation from the people!

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the film Badlapur”:

Are you a big fan of Nawazuddin Siddiqui? Well, Nawazuddin Siddiqui received the greatest appreciation for his supporting role in Badlapur in which he shared the screen with Varun Dhawan! Definitely, Varun did a marvelous job in the film. But, Nawazuddin’s character of a shattered man in the film has driven enough limelight towards it!