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Kiran Bedi tweets video of old lady dancing thinking it was PM Modi’s mother, apologises for faux paus

PM Modi with his mother and Kiran Bedi's tweet

On Friday, Puducherry governor Kiran Bedi tweeted a video of an old lady dancing to a famous Navartri song and mistook her for PM Narendra Modi’s mother Hiraben.

People on Twitter were quick to point out that old lady, despite her enthusiasm and vigour, wasn’t actually PM Modi’s mother. The video turns out to be quite old which shows a woman, draped in a white saree, dancing to Falguni Pathak’s popular ‘Indhana Vinvaa Gayi Thi More Saiyan‘.

Kiran Bedi tweeted: “Spirit of Deepavali at tender age of 97. She’s mother of @narendramodi (Hiraben Modi -1920) celebrating Diwali at her own home????@SadhguruJV. Bedi had tweeted tagging both spiritual guru Sadhguru and PM Modi but neither of them replied to her tweet. The video was actually uploaded on October.

Later realising her faux paus, she wrote: “Am informed it’s mistaken identity @SadhguruJV. But salute to the mother with so much vigour. I hope i can be like her if/ when I am 96..!”

Spirit of Deepavali at tender age of 97. She’s mother of @narendramodi (Hiraben Modi -1920) celebrating Diwali at her own home@SadhguruJV pic.twitter.com/HBXAzNXomC

— Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) October 20, 2017

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Aamir Khan plays a dirty game against Ajay Devgn’s ‘Golmaal Again’, here’s the full lowdown!

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This Diwali saw the clash of two major A listers at the box office. Aamir Khan’s Secret Superstar and Ajay Devgn’s Golmaal Again hit the theatres on the auspicious occasion to cash in on the festival holidays. While Secret Superstar is comparatively made at a smaller budget than Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal Again, both the films have got a 50:50 ratio of screens at the multiplexes.

Going in with the mood of the festival, the prospects of majority of the crowd flocking in to watch Golmaal Again are more, but the distribution of screens at the multiplexes has left a major chunk of the viewers disappointed. Why do we say so? Well, since both the films have got a 50-50 deal at the plexes, the siows of Golmaal Again are getting sold out (read houseful) pretty quickly while those of Secret Superstar are barely getting a good occupancy, despite having an equal number of screens.

Rationally, Golmaal Again should have got more number of screens at the multiplexes since it’s a bigger film in comparison to Secret Superstar. Word has it that Aamir has been arm twisting and blackmailing the multiplex chains that if 50% of the screens aren’t allotted to …read more


Razer’s Electra V2 headset does virtual 7.1 surround sound on a budget

Gaming headphones and headsets can be a real crapshoot, with some of them being downright excellent and others, the majority, tending toward poorly engineered disappointment. I can’t yet speak for where on that spectrum Razer’s Electra V2 cans will land, but the good thing is that you won’t be making much of a financial gamble to find out.

The newly updated Electra V2 sport Razer’s signature luminous green as an accent color and a nice aluminum headband with a self-adjusting fit. They cost $59.99 with a standard 3.5mm analog connector or $69.99 with a USB plug, and both versions offer the promise of 7.1 virtual surround sound.

Faux leather ear pads sit in front of 40mm drivers that Razer says it has custom-tuned to suit the needs of…

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You can remap the squeeze functionality on Google’s Pixel 2

The squeeze functionality on HTC’s U11 and Google’s new Pixel phones is undeniably odd, but HTC’s implementation has the advantage for one reason: the U11 lets you map the squeeze to different functions, while the Pixel 2 only silences calls or summons Google Assistant. Well, not any more, as an app named Button Mapper now lets you remap the squeeze feature in the new Pixel handsets.

XDA brought the app to our attention, and points out that you’re not really re-mapping the function. Instead, the app is intercepting the instruction to launch Assistant and dropping in another command in its place. It’s hacky, but it works.

As the video below shows, you can change the function to do all sorts of useful things, including returning to the…

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J&K: Police rescue mentally-challenged man from murderous mob that thought he was a braid-chopper

Man beaten by mob

A “mentally challenged” man was rescued from a mob which was trying to kill him suspecting that he was a braid-chopper, in Sopore area of the Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.

Police received information that an alleged “braid- chopper” has been nabbed by locals in the Fruit Mandi area of Sopore, 52 kms from here, a police spokesman said. “Immediately, a police party rushed to spot and found that a mob was beating one person ruthlessly. The miscreants had also burnt some grass and were trying to set the person ablaze. Some miscreants were trying to run a tractor over him,” the spokesman said. The victim, identified as Wasim Ahmad Tantray, was rescued by the police team, he said, adding Tantray is “reportedly mentally challenged”.

“Tantray was immediately rushed to a hospital in Sopore.As the condition of the injured is stated to be critical, he was referred to a hospital in Srinagar,” he said. The spokesman said police have registered an FIR and identified those involved in the incident.

More than 130 braid-chopping incidents have been reported from various parts of Kashmir over the past one month but police has so far failed to make any arrest. Special …read more


Priyanka Chopra reacts to the Harvey Weinstein sex scandal, here’s what she has to say!

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Priyanka Chopra, who’s shooting for season three of her American TV series Quantico, has reacted on the Harey Weinstein sex scandal in Hollywood and said that “it happens everywhere.” Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexually harassing female colleagues for over three decades. Actresses like Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow among others have come out in open and spoken about their unfortunate experiences.

Now, during a conversation at the Maire Claire Power Trip 2017 event, desi girl Priyanka Chopra spoke her mind about the scandal and said, “There is not just ‘a Harvey Weinstein’ in Hollywood, there are many. It happens everywhere.” She further added, “It is not about sex, it is about power. About putting a woman in ‘her lane.’ For the longest time women have been told only one of us will survive. Only the best girl will get the job. But that just can’t be tolerated anymore. Look around this room, full of incredible women who have fought (to get everything that they want).”

On being quizzed if there’s a Harvey Weinstein in India, PC shared, “I don’t think there’s ‘a’ Weinstein. I don’t even think there’s one Weinstein in Hollywood. There are a lot more …read more


Essential Phone is $100 off at Best Buy

Remember the Essential Phone; the all-screen smartphone with 128GB of storage and magnetic accessories that Andy Rubin announced in May? That was a long time ago in phone years, and well before a spate of other bezel-less devices including the iPhone X, Galaxy Note 8, LG V30, Mi Mix 2, and others made their debuts (not to mention the Google Pixels). Well, the unlocked Essential PH-1 is now on sale at Best Buy for $599.99; $100 less than the price asked by both Sprint and essential.com.

It might not be essential, but at this price the Essential Phone might be nice to have.

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ICC ODI Rankings: AB de Villiers pips Virat Kohli to take the No.1 spot among batsmen

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India on Friday lost their numero uno status in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa following the Proteas’ win over Bangladesh in the second match of the ongoing series.

According to the updated ICC ODI rankings, by virtue of South Africa’s 104-run win over Bangladesh in the second ODI in Paarl, the Proteas jumped to the top spot, leapfrogging India. While India and South Africa have identical 120 points against their names, India are placed second on the basis of decimal points.

India had claimed the top spot in the ICC rankings following their 4-1 win over Australia at home recently. But India have a chance to reclaim their top spot as they host New Zealand in a three-match ODI series, scheduled to begin in Mumbai on October 22.

Meanwhile, India skipper Virat Kohli has slipped a place to be at No. 2 in ODI batsmen’s rankings, behind South Africa’s AB de Villiers. Another Indian to be ranked in top-10 is Rohit Sharma, who has also dropped down two spots to be at seventh.

In the bowlers’ list, Jasprit Bumrah and Axar Patel are the two Indians who figure in top-10. Both Bumrah and Patel have slipped a position each to be at sixth …read more


In Pics: Shilpa Shetty-Raj Kundra’s Diwali bash was a star studded affair!

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While the entire country has been busy in the festivities of Diwali, much like every year, the B-Town celebs also had a whale of celebrations. With a number of tinsel towners hosting and attending the Diwali parties, the night turned out to be high on glam and style quotient.

One of the most happening Diwali bash was the one hosted by Shilpa Shetty Kundra and hubby Raj Kundra. From Bipasha Basu-Karan Singh Grover to Sridevi-Boney Kapoor along with their daughters Janvi and Khushi, everyone made quite a few heads turn and made it a star studded affair.

Some of the celebs who attended the Diwali bash include, Soha Ali Khan-Kunal Kemmu, R Madhavan with wife Sarita Birje, Shamita Shetty, Rishi Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Riteish Deshmukh, Dia Mirza with hubby Sahil Sangha, Chunky Pandey with daughter Ananya, TV actors Sanjeeda Sheikh and Aamir Ali, Niddhi Agerwal, Farah Khan with husband Shirish Kunder, Sonali Bendre Bahl and Pooja Hegde among others.

Check out a few pictures of these celebs from the starry night right here:

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