Check out How the Bollywood Celebs Reacted on Supreme Court’s Section 377 Verdict: Homosexuality Is Not a Crime!

Recently, the Supreme Court has ruled out its latest verdict stating “as people can’t control on their sexual preferences, homosexuality is not a crime”. This verdict has brought a lot of joy and happiness in the LGBTQ community of India. Not only the people of Indian LGBTQ community but, many Bollywood celebrities have reacted on this latest verdict of Supreme Court as well!

Homosexuality is now legal in India!

According to the Supreme Court, sexual orientation is a complete biological phenomenon and there is no control over it. All five judges finally approved Verdict 377 stating private gay sex among adults in low legally recognized and approved in India!

Check out a few tweets of some famous Bollywood celebs that have tweeted in support of the 377 Verdict:

Popular actors and actresses like Sonam Kapoor, Abhishek Bachchan, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Johar have openly accepted the 377 Verdict positively!

Karan Johar’s Tweet:

“Historical judgment!!!! So proud today! Decriminalising homosexuality and abolishing #Section377 is a huge thumbs up for humanity and equal rights! The country gets its oxygen back! “

Sonam Kapoor Ahuja’s Tweet:

“Crying tears of joy for the LGBTQ community. One day there won’t be any labels and we will all live in utopia”

Shashi Tharoor’s tweet:

“So pleased to learn that the Supreme Court has ruled against criminalizing sexual acts in private. This decision vindicates my stand on Section 377& on exactly the same grounds of privacy, dignity &constitutional freedoms. It shames those BJP MPs who vociferously opposed me in LS.”

Dia Mirza’s Tweet:

“May today be the beginning of Equal rights… #Section377 #Section377Verdict”

Arujun Kapoor’s Tweet:

“Sanity prevails for once we can believe we have some sensible decision makers and lawmaker s available to this generation. #Section377 gone with the wind.”

Not only these celebs, but many others like Farhan Akhtar, Apurva Asrani, Swara Bhaskar, Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar, Shilpa Shetty have also posted supportive statements over several social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!

After the ultimate verdict of the Supreme Court in the support of gay sex relations, it seems like the whole nation including the LGBTQ community is celebrating their freedom of leading a gender neutral sex life! Well, the fact that so many Bollywood stars, products, actors, and directors have supported the LGBTQ community’s fight openly has actually made the change to happen today!

US Open 2018 Men’s Single Semi Final

As we all know this year’s US Open has seen a lot of new faces in the court, still there are few of our favorites who are still looking forward for this year’s Grand Slam title.

In the first round of 16 Rafal Nadal, M. Cilic, Novak Djokovic, J. Del Potro and few others won against their opponent to make it to the quarter finals. While in the same round of 16, the legendary player Roger Federer lost to his opponent which was a shock for all tennis fans.

As the Quarter final matches started, we saw some amazing shots and misses by the top ATP rankers. Rafal Nadal won against D. Theim, whereas World No. 3 M. Cilic lost to Wold No. 21 K. Nishikori. On the other hand, Novak Djokovic won a straight set against his opponent J. Millman. This match was held today and you could see the dedication and focus with which both the players played. J. Millman was the one who knocked out Roger Federer in the round of 16 matches.

In the first round of Quarter finals that was held yesterday, M. Cilic lost to K Nishikori by 6-2, 4-6, 6-7, 6-4, 4-6. In this match Marin was ahead in every sphere but due to bad first serve and complete focus he lost the match. On the other hand, Rafal Nadal had a tough fight with D. Theim. He lost the first set to him and after that won the two consecutive sets. After that he lost to him in the 4th set and finally he won the fifth set winning the quarter finals.

Today’s match was kind of different from the rest as Millman asked Djokovic to change his clothes due to humidity. This was a golden opportunity as after this 10 minutes break Djokovic was all good to  knockout his opponent.

 

It’s going to more amazing to see the first clash of semi finals which is Rafal Nadal verses J. Del Porto. The match will start at 1:30 pm.  It is a much awaited match as two top seeded players will be playing against each other to get through the semi finals. At the same time you can see the second clash between Novak Djokovic and K. Nishikori. People are eagerly waiting for the semi finals to see who wins the seat for the finals. It is tough o decide who will win as all the four players are in a good form and especially Japan’s K. Nishikori. Its’ for the first time he is has reached the semi-finals of any Grand Slam tournaments.

Outfits We Wish To Steal From Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra has always been an elegant actress with her stunning choices. This ‘’Desi girl’’ steals hearts with her cute smile and the fashion that separates her. From the gym to the urban style, she is both feminine and elegant. She mixes things and chooses an incredible look for everyone. Just to appear, there is something to be said with the diversity of her style.

The latest Priyanka Chopra garments are ideal for romantic picnics. When dating her famous boyfriend Nick Jonas, Priyanka dresses in everything from wedding dresses to romantic flowers. Enjoy your eyes with ideas ready to appear as stolen from Priyanka. More than a week has passed since the romantic story of Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas are in headlines. Since then, we have felt swoon up every time the actor and the singer appeared as a pair.

Nick and Priyanka go through everything from the formal unofficial dress to their white dresses and jeans. She may have spent all these years wearing clothes and designer brands that have helped to improve fashion senses, but Priyanka is pretty sure what to do when it comes to choosing a dress that is liked by Nick. Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy the most exciting stardom of the season, to inspire her fans. Among many fashion trends, it seems that shimmers and sparkles are the favorites of Priyanka Chopra.

So the next time you look at your clothes closet with no clue what to wear, take a tip from Priyanka closet, nicknamed the unofficial queen of the night.

Priyanka was recently seen at Mumbai, issuing a dazzling statement in the CO gray dress, a luxury category fashion brand based in Los Angeles. This exquisite dress features floral prints, translucent sleeves and a high neck with elegant tie-ups. Priyanka worked with a pair of shiny silver and black sandals and a pair of elegant tones.

This is not once that Priyanka chooses light colors, but it is sprayed with an adequate amount of brightness to reach the glam factor. Do you remember impressive appearance made by her at the Women’s Summit in June by Forbes? The actress has attracted the attention of everyone with a dazzling silver shirt with a skirt folded by one of her best designers- Ralph Lauren.

The moment can’t be missed when Priyanka went out with friends in California from top to bottom in the channel brand. She wore a white and silver channel brand jumpsuit, with cut-out and flared trousers, embellished with accents like a Chanel bag, a transparent box, a beaded belt, and a shiny necklace.

Again, when we talk about flashes, we should remember the appearance of PC during the wedding of her friend Meghan Markle, when she looked royal in a Dior champagne gown dress.

Priyanka Chopra certainly proves that when it comes to wardrobe, the best thing is adding a dose of brightness.

 

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.”

India’s 25% Coal-Fired Power Plants Are Still Burning Cash Adding Toxic Pollutants in Air!

While China is planning to wipe out all petrol-driven vehicles by the end of 2030, India is still continuing to use coal-fired power mostly. India’s 1/4 th  power plants are not only generating power by burning coal but also wasting out large sums of money! Why is India still unable to utilize the renewable power resources to the fullest? India is still battling out a huge debt of almost 1.74 lakh crores for developing renewable energy generating plants.

Day by day the price of renewable is falling while non-renewable resources are getting costlier. According to the current statistics, India is still unable to match up the level of renewable energy generation like other countries. Instead, it is still wasting out valuable non-renewable natural resources like coal. While coal-fired power plants fulfill India’s overall energy needs by 65%, renewable solar energy satisfies the energy demand by 20% only. Yet, the Union ministry is allowing the coal-fired power plants to generate 1320 Megawatt energy more!

Indian power sector is no more in good terms!

There are a total of 165 numbers of power plants in India among which 45 plants run on just 50% PLF (Plant Load Factor). You can refer PLF as the overall power generation capacity of that particular power plant. Most of the coal-fired power plants in India have PLF around 60% that means these plants lack almost 40% coal resources to generate 100% in-demand power or energy! Among all 165 plants, only Budge Budge Thermal Power Station in West Bengal has managed to maintain as high as 100.23% Plant Load Factor.

From the recent statistics, it’s pretty clear that most of the Indian Coal Power Plants are not fully functional or capable of utilizing their fullest potential. The latest clearance reports have raised serious concerns for the upcoming years. If the scenario continues to be like this, India might face a big challenge in the upcoming years to satisfy its high energy demands!

Day by day, domestic power consumption is increasing with development. Now, the Environment Ministry is now working on the clearance of 200 Megawatts power plant in Telangana in this year’s April. The Khurja Thermal Power Plant proposal in Uttar Pradesh is still in pending state. Overall, it seems like India’s power sector is burning lumps of cash while increasing the number of pollutants in the air massively!

How are we preparing for the Olympics 2020? Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore plans to distribute the funds for the Olympics with highly surgical precision!

As India is going to host Olympics 2020, not only the athletes but also the Sports Minister of India, Mr. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is very much concerned about the planning and preparation process for Olympics 2020. In order to make the funding process smooth and easy going, the Sports Minister has come up with a plan! He is now making the funding process equally distributed according to the highest surgical precision.

Rathore’s initiative to distribute funds among all participants equally in Olympics 2020 is commendable

Rathore’s initiatives can actually make India a sporting powerhouse in the world! Rajyavardhan Singh has promised to maintain strict “surgical” precision so that all the athletes preparing for the Olympic Games 2020 can utilize equally distributed funding. In order to achieve this, he plans to divide the entire working burden equally among the elite sportspersons and grassroots. In this way, they can avoid bureaucracy completely, isn’t it great?

Currently, Rajyavardhan Singh is working on the main system that will directly connect the participants with the TOPS (the Target Olympic Podium Scheme) which provides funds to those athletes who have strong medal winning prospects. MOC or Mission Olympic Cell which is appointed by SAI has already started the selection process of the most talented and deserving athletes for Olympics Games 2020. MOC is also responsible for equally disbursing funds among the selected athletes in Olympics Games 2020.

According to the Sports Minister, many corporate houses and big organizations have already started contributing funds generously for the Olympics. Previously, the funds used to go in different directions. Now, the total of the funds is being combined together for equal distribution among all participating athletes!

India has already won 69 medals in the Asian Games and Rajyavardhan Singh is confident about the upcoming Olympics as well while saying “We have gone out and performed outside the country against odds”.

All the athletes are getting battle-ready to win each and every challenge in the Olympics. Not only Olympics 2020, Rajyavardhan Singh is also preparing for Olympics 2024 and Olympics 2028. From explaining the entire work process of the TOPS committee for tracking down the funding process, Rajyavardhan Singh is keeping his eye over each and every dimension. He is keeping a keen eye while observing the planning process.

Undoubtedly, Rajyavardhan Singh’s innovative approach of Olympics 2020 funding will not make all the participating athletes happy and satisfied but also with make India proud.

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.

 

Trivial Reasons that broke down the top Bollywood friendships

Bollywood, basically known as the world of glamour is a fancy place which is full of love and hatred. It is an industry filled with friends, enemies, fame, light, and colors but it even bears the negative of all that stardom. The Bollywood is not easy and it does not remain a secret anymore. Every fan witnesses the PDA as well as breakups and catfights of the celebs with their partners and best friends. The celebs share an unpredictable bond, that is, friends become enemies and enemies become friends. It is an endless awful cycle of public humiliation and fights where the celebs keep accusing and taunting each other. There are celebs who have been best friends at some point in time but now they refuse to bear each other’s sight.

Here is a list of some celebrities who bear grudges on each other:-

  • Kareena Kapoor Khan and Esha Deol

Kareena Kapoor and the famous actress Hema Malini’s daughter Esha Deol went to same high school and were closest of friends. In the year 2002, in an interview, Kareena Kapoor said that Esha Deol is one of her closest friends. They shared a sisterly relationship, Kareena Kapoor was six films older that time and treated Esha Deol as her younger sister. She helped Esha Deol and taught her all the do’s and don’ts. They had the same likes and dislikes regarding things. Lastly, Kareena Kapoor said that she is quite sure that their friendship is envied by all in the B-Town.

Today Kareena Kapoor Khan and Amrita Rao are ultimate BFFs.

  • Deepika Padukone and Sonam Kapoor

Sonam and Deepika debuted around the same time in Bollywood. They bonded really well in Karan Johar’s “Kjo’s Koffee with Karan”. It was the time when Sonam Kapoor did her first movie with Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika had broken with him. They ripped off Ranbir Kapoor by laughing at him on the show. But very soon, Sonam Kapoor was seen accusing Deepika Padukone’s PR team and fashion.

  • Karan Johar and Kajol

The entire fraternity was shocked with Karan Johar’s and Kajol drifting apart. Karan has always considered Kajol as her lucky charm but just because of some personal issues and hurtful feeling the warmth of their friendship remains no more.

  • Salman Khan and Hrithik Roshan

Things got sour between the popular buds Salman and Hrithik just because of Sanjay Leela Bhansali. When he offered the movie “Guzaarish” to Hrithik instead of Salman. It was the time when Salman made many negative comments on Hrithik and his movie – Guzaarish and burnt Hrithik Roshan.

  • Shilpa Shetty and Twinkle Khanna

Shilpa Shetty and Twinkle Khanna were B-Town’s popular best friends until Akshay Kumar happened. While Shilpa was dating Akshay Kumar he got married to Twinkle and ditched her. Nothing could be worse for Shilpa Shetty as she was ditched both by her boyfriend and best friend. Although she was not upset with Twinkle at that time and could not even continue to be friend with her anymore.

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!