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Sonu Nigam’s Heart-Warming Song With India’s First Transgender Band Is Here And You Will Love It

March 8, 2016 — by Debiparna

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The 6-Pack Band is India’s first transgender band. They created a social media ripple with their first music video, Hum Hain Happy, which was a rendition of Pharrell William’s super-hit number, Happy. This time they are back with their second video and first collaboration with singer, Sonu Nigam, with the song Sab Rab De Bande.

Y-Films, which is the youth wing of Yash Raj Films is behind the whole initiative. Watch the video here:

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The story begins with a boy, who is rudely interrupted by his father during a personal moment of self-discovery as a woman. The story moves forward with her life as an adult and the prejudices she faces in a regressive society that still continues to judge people superficially.

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The 6-Pack Band surprised Shah Rukh Khan in his green room during the launch of the theatrical trailer of Fan. They sang a few lines from the Jabra track for him, and they even shook a leg together. It was a moment that will bring a smile to your face for sure.

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Discrimination based on a person’s gender and sexual identity is not only medieval; it is a breach of basic rights to privacy and human dignity. The 6-Pack Band is creating history with their endeavour and we are more than eagerly looking forward to their next video. Three cheers to a discrimination-free tomorrow for the LGBTQ community.

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8 Important Things You Must Know Before You Order The Freedom 251 3G Smartphone

February 19, 2016 — by Debiparna

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Little is known about the man behind the much-hyped Freedom 251 smartphone that was launched yesterday. Director Mohit Goel hails from a family who has been running a three-decade old agriculture-related business based in the Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, and the CEO of the company is his wife, Dhaarna Goel.

The device their company, Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. has launched, Freedom 251 is the cheapest smartphone in the world which runs on Lollipop (Android 5.1). People were not expecting much from a 3G enabled smartphone that only costs Rs. 251, when a standard 1 GB monthly 3G subscription costs more than the phone itself. But, does the phone even hold up to the much touted ‘Make in India’ tagline?

Read on to know what we know so far about this wonder phone:

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#1. The launch

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Indian Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar failed to show up at the launch event stating he had to attend a cabinet meeting. Senior BJP leader, Murli Manohar Joshi was present along with Director Mohit Goel, CEO Dhaarna Goel, and company President Ashok Chadha. The details that were given about the specifications of the phone at the launch event were vague. However, we know that the phone has a 4 inch display with 540×960 pixels resolution, 1.3 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB storage with expandable storage up to 32 GB, 1450mAh battery capacity (even though the actual samples have batteries that say 1500mAh), 3.2 megapixel rear camera, and a 0.3 megapixel front camera.

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#2. Press samples

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It has been claimed that the products the press received for review are not the ‘final products’. The devices the journalists received for review had peeling whitener/paint reveal the logo of the company,  Adcom. In fact, the phone looks and has very similar features to Adcom Ikon 4.

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#3. Ringing Bells

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The Noida-based company that launched Freedom 251, is not a registered company at BIS (Bureau of Indian Standards), which means the product is not safe to use. And, this further begs the question if these devices are indeed repurposed Adcom Ikon 4 phones, which were launched two years ago. Not so much of a ‘Make in India’ proud moment of glory then.

Ringing Bells Pvt. Ltd. is not subsidised by the government, but Ashok Chadha said this to the press:

“By going for Made in India components, we can save on the 13.8 per cent, also we will be selling online first and thus save the costs incurred on large distribution networks.”

#4. Actual price

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People have been speculating how a smartphone can cost just Rs. 251. Company President, Ashok Chadha stated the original cost of the phone is Rs. 2500, and that the company is planning to balance things out by innovative marketing, economies of scale, reduction in duties and by creating a marketplace in the e-commerce sphere. But, according to a letter by ICA (Indian Cellular Association) to Telecom Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, the phone with similar features is estimated to cost somewhere around Rs. 4100.

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#5. The website

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The official website, many users have claimed is a hassle to use. It is ridden with bugs, and was brought down by a huge amount of traffic post-launch. People have had difficulty in purchasing the phone, some have even been able to order half a phone by entering the unit as 0.5 phones! But, let us chalk that up to initial stage glitches.

#6. Built and features

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According to a review by Livemint, they have copied hardware and software elements from the iPhone. The icons as well as the software are iOS copies. Moreover, quite unsurprisingly, the built of the phone is flimsy, but given the price it is not that big of a deal.

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#7. The target consumer

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Given the price, the product has been targeted at unconnected India. But, the product is solely available on the website in the initial phases due to budgetary reasons, and not anywhere else. The buyer has to pay a flat shipping charge of Rs. 40 and is promised to get it delivered in four months from the moment of booking online.

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#8. The local scams

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The opportunists are already exploiting the fact that the phone is not available in physical stores. Plenty of local stores are taking the money in advance from people who do not know any better.

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Many who have failed to book the phones have started protesting outside the office of Ringing Bells.

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Let us wait and watch what happens next in this highly intriguing developing story. Affordable technology is very much a necessity to connect remote parts of India for a better future. But meanwhile, let us know if you or anyone you know has been able to order this phone online. The bookings started on February 18 and can be done till 8 pm on February 21, 2016.

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5 Things An Anti-Valentine’s Day Couple Can Do To Celebrate Each Other On V-Day

February 12, 2016 — by Debiparna

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Yes, we know love is all round, and the saccharine sweetness of it all has probably driven you to harbour anti-Valentine’s Day sentiments by now. But, if you enjoy celebrating your love on every other day, and just want to spend a great day with your beloved on the weekend, then we have a few ideas for you. You can enjoy being with each other, and make memories of a lifetime, and not give in to the commercial aspect of this day. Here are some crazy, fun, and non-mushy yet romantic things you can do to celebrate each other, if you always dreaded Valentine’s day!

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#1. Go to an amusement park

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Remember, how you used to go on every ride when you went to the amusement park as kids? Revisit your childhood and get crazy with your partner. Share laughs and nervous giggles as you feel scared out of your mind when you go on the roller coaster you swore never to ride again. Be silly while riding a slow and safe ride that is probably meant for the five-year-olds.

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#2. Explore the heritage sites of your city

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Forget about visiting the romantic spots of the city that will be anyway overflowing with the lovey-dovey couples. Let them celebrate the day the way they want, while you go exploring the heritage sites of your city. You won’t even need to spend a lot of bucks of entertaining yourselves. And anyway, the best way to explore more about your partner is by travelling and seeing new places with them. Nothing reveals the true self like spending time in the great outdoors do!

#3. Read a book to your beloved

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Books have a kind of romance that has survived centuries. And, nothing can be as seductive for the mind as reading. Pick up your favourite book from the shelf and cuddle up with your love. Lovingly run your fingers through their hair, lie on their chest or lap, and listen to their heartbeat while the words of the pages drift into their ears.

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#4. Binge watch each other’s favourite show

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However, contradicting with the second point, we would suggest you stay indoors, if neither of you are the outdoorsy type, or are not physically together. Tuck yourselves under a warm blanket, cosy up to each other and watch that show that you have been asking your partner to watch for forever! Be it the award winning and critically acclaimed show, Transparent, or timeless comedy shows like Seinfeld, Friends or indie favourites like the ever-hilarious Community or the spooky Supernatural. Choose shows that are not so romantic, but are fun instead.

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#5. Gorge on your favourite street food

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All the restaurants in town will be booked, and more importantly they will be decked up with red balloons and confetti and whatnot! So to avoid the circus, go around the city exploring new and old street food joints and eat your hearts out. You will not only save a fortune, but also contribute something to these independent, hardworking street food sellers. Let the others spend 500 bucks on red and pink cupcakes that cost one-fifth of their inflated prices anyway.

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You may be completely anti-Valentine’s Day, but if you are in a relationship, then you are not anti-love. If you do not want to give in to the commercial trappings of the day, then simply spend another day of love with your partner just celebrating each other. Because, as we all know, for some the warmth of morning kisses and late night hugs matter more than exchanging gifts or spending money on luxurious meals.

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Here Is Our Take On Coldplay’s Beyonce-Starrer New Music Video That Features Sonam Kapoor

January 30, 2016 — by Debiparna

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Coldplay is one of those bands that people can proudly claim to love, in public! They have come to India many times and drove their fans nuts. And, Beyonce does not even need an introduction. Her fans lovingly call her Bey, drop one criticism about her, and they will slay.

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So, when Coldplay and Beyonce released their collaborative music video online, Hymn For The Weekend featuring our resident style queen, Sonam Kapoor, expectedly the collective Indian Internet diaspora went crazy.

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Do you know Sonam Kapoor, who played a princess in her last release opposite Salman Khan, was a part of one of the worst jodis list of 2015? Top 10 Worst Bollywood Jodis Of 2015 That Made You Cringe This Year

Take a look at the video here:

The video is so vibrant, yet so limiting in so many ways. As the Twitterati pointed out, it looked like the kids from Slumdog Millionaire went berserk throwing colours at each other.

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While some others loved everything about this video- from Chris Martin, and dear Bey, to the ghats of Benaras, pole-balancing sadhus, and the two whole seconds of Sonam Kapoor too!

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Bey is all good and fine, but we think Sonam would have killed more hearts in those gorgeous getups that Beyonce got to flaunt.

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Some people have pointed out that there is a good deal of cultural appropriation going on in this video, while some others have stated it is a case of good old Orientalism. These arguments have proper merit too. A gora guy walks in and shows the imagery of poor kids playing Holi and dancing on the streets yet again for a zillionth time to the whole world as ‘this is India’, and Beyonce pretends to be a Bollywood queen when an actual Bollywood star gets two seconds of footage, people will point it out.

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But, how can you blame them when our own side is only too eager to sell themselves as ‘exotic’ birds to the west? Our Indian celebs are bargaining with the only socially relevant currency in their Western market to make themselves visible after all.

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Well, do let us know what you thought of the song and the video in the comments section below.

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7 Invaluable Things That Our Dear Professor Snape Taught Us About Life

January 15, 2016 — by Debiparna

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On the evening of January 14, 2016, the news of the death of British actor, legend, Alan Rickman broke on the Internet. It shocked the legions of fans of the Harry Potter universe, and it saddened a lot of hearts. Now, whenever someone asks a Potterhead a silly question, to which they can only respond with an, “Obviously,” just like dear Professor Snape used to say, the glee will be a little dimmer; it will be intermingled with the sorrow of loss. (READ: 10 Things You Will Regret Not Doing When You Turn Older)

He was a gifted actor both on-stage and on-screen, and won a BAFTA, an Emmy, SAG and the Golden Globe for his performances, not that awards could measure his acting prowess ever. However keeping up with the spirit of PeppyStory, we would like to remember one of Alan Rickman’s most beloved characters, Professor Severus Snape for all the good things he taught us.

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#1. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for teaching us all that is to know about life. Thank you for letting us know early on in our childhood, that life can be unfair.

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#2. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for teaching us that people are not simply black and white. They have both good and bad in them.

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#3. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for showing us that no matter how misguided, a person can change if he truly wants to.

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#4. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for teaching us about trust and loyalty like no other.

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#5. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for teaching us that some things are worth sacrificing your life for. Thank you for dedicating your whole life to uproot an evil from society, even if it meant you had to die for it at the end.

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#6. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for showing us that all your sacrifices, all your love will never go to waste. The world will be a better place some day, even though no one would know about your struggle while you were alive .

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#7. Dear Professor Snape, thank you for teaching us what true love really meant. It was never about selfishly wanting another one to love you back.

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Alan Rickman played the role of Professor Snape with utmost sincerity- from being the most hated character to becoming one of the most beloved characters in literature. He embodied the character J.K. Rowling created so completely, that he will always remain our beloved Professor Snape to us. Even though he taught us so much more, we stuck to the magical number seven, which you will find scattered throughout the Potter universe. Alan Rickman will always remain in our hearts.

R.I.P dear Professor Snape.

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Educated Homeless Man Finds A Job After Actor Ahsan Khan’s Video Goes Viral

January 12, 2016 — by Debiparna

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Social media has emerged as a champion in many situations in the recent past. Be it in case of natural calamities, or cases of any international crisis, social media has been connecting people who are in need of help and those who are more than willing to help them out. When Pakistani actor Ahsan Khan posted a video of a homeless man asking for an office job in fluent English, little did he know that the good Samaritans of the Internet would reach out to help in hordes.

Watch the video below to hear what he had to say:

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“A helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve”
Plz let me know if anyone of you is interested in helping this man !!!

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We live in a world where everyone is struggling to just get by comfortably enough. There are many who fall way below the minimum literacy requirements to get proper office jobs. But, we just assume the qualified ones at least find it easier to earn a livelihood of their choice. So, it was naturally shocking that this man from Lahore, who speaks English so fluently, and seems to be in complete control of his cognitive abilities, was homeless and unemployed.

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There was an outpouring of messages once the video went viral. And soon enough, he landed a job! Amtech Systems, an IT solutions company tweeted that now he will not only have a job, but also warm accommodations to live in. And, Amtech Systems along with Ahsan Khan have launched a new initiative called ‘Employ Pakistani’ with more than 100 firms on board!

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Ahsan Khan uploaded another video with the man, assuring everyone that he is doing well and is being taken care of.

A good news for u guys!!!! He s safe ,he z with his cousin!He s in good hands like I said ,He z with his family members.I m glad I was the bridge over troubled waters!!Ahsan Khan !!!:)

Posted by Ahsan Khan on Sunday, 10 January 2016

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This heart-warming act of kindness will restore anybody’s faith in the fact that there is still a lot of good left in this world. Even if it seems like the world is burning, never forget that as long as love, generosity and kindness exist, such miracles will keep happening.

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8 Most Memorable Roles Of Kalki Koechlin That Cast A Spell On Our Hearts

January 8, 2016 — by Debiparna

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Kalki Koechlin, pronounced as Kalki ‘Kekla’, has been winning our hearts with her toothy smile, social activist spirit, and brilliant performances in Bollywood since 2009. She burst into the Indian movie scene as the modern day Chandramukhi aka Leni in Dev D. From the very start, Kalki made one thing clear- that she was not your regular glam queen. She has made unconventional choices in her movie roles as well as her life when she chose to go for a divorce with husband, Anurag Kashyap because she “did not want to pretend for other people.” (READ: 10 Bollywood Divas Who Are Ruling The Silver Screen Even After Marriage)

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Kalki has been very vocal about being a feminist, she has spoken out about her own sexual abuse as a child, and done several things that have been nothing short of empowering; i.e., if we overlook her controversial endorsement of a certain beauty product that has been deemed ageist in nature.  She has starred in many roles that have impressed both the commercial-loving as well as the intellectual movie-goers. And, here we present to you some of her best performances on-screen.

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#1. Dev D (2009)

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Kalki plays the role of Leni, a victim of an MMS scandal, who later turns to prostituting for high-paying clients to pay for her education after being disowned by her family. This Anurag Kashyap film was critically acclaimed, and gained a lot of fan following for its innovative narrative  style, stylistic visuals and powerful performances by all the three leading actors, Abhay Deol, Mahi Gill, and Kalki herself. She won the Best Supporting Actress Filmfare Award for her performance.

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#2. That Girl In Yellow Boots (2010)

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Even though she was praised for Dev D, she remained unemployed for a year and a half before she starred in That Girl In Yellow Boots, which she co-wrote along with Anurag Kashyap, who also directed the film. The film dealt with dark issues like child abuse, prostitution, alienation, and was hailed for the way it was shot to provide the audience a sense of claustrophobia and extreme unease.

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#3. Shaitan (2011)

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Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Shaitan, was a thriller that captured the fascination of the audiences. It is about a bunch of rich twenty-somethings, whose hedonistic way of living life comes to a crashing halt when one drunken night they accidentally kill someone. Kalki’s portrayal of a character bordering on mania, sometimes drug-induced, sometimes life-induced again gained her a lot of praise.

#4. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara (2011)

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This Zoya Akhtar film was Kalki’s first foray into out and out commercial mainstream cinema. She played a less-than-likeable character in this coming-of-age saga starring big Bollywood names like Hrithik Roshan, Farhan Akhtar, Abhay Deol and Katrina Kaif. She rendered a certain complexity to her portrayal of a sensible turned jealous and possessive woman that actually made her seem more human.

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#5. Shanghai (2012)

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This Dibakar Bannerjee film questioned the way the system works, it raised an ostensible finger against establishment and authority. As film critic Anupama Chopra put it, “The Shanghai in the title isn’t a city. It’s a state of being, a metaphor, an aspirational fantasy.” Kalki’s character gets mired in the political murder of her professor Dr. Ahmadi, and the film follows the juggernaut that ensues in the fight between corruption and truth.

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#6. Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013)

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Another mainstream film directed by Ayan Mukerji had Kalki portray another coming-of-age role along with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Aditya Roy Kapoor. Even though the main focus was on the lead pair of Ranbir-Deepika, Kalki managed to steal hearts with her performance. This was a strictly feel good movie, where everyone gets a happy ending, unlike Kalki’s most other films.

#7. Margarita, With A Straw (2014)

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Right after the commercially successful Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Kalki wowed the audience with a refreshingly honest performance in this Shonali Bose film. Disability is often misunderstood in our society, and sexuality is another misunderstood taboo topic. But, this film dealt with the topic of disability and sexuality with absolute finesse. Pointless to mention, Kalki’s  performance was superlative. This film, at the end of it all, was all about learning to love oneself, no matter how we are.

#8. The Printing Machine

Even if this is not a film, this powerful video deserves to be on a list that is about Kalki’s most memorable performances. In this captivating piece that Kalki made in collaboration with BLUSH, she performs a poem she wrote herself, called The Printing Machine.  It is an angry vituperation against our culture, which has gone so morally numb that no news is shocking enough for us to be permanently enraged. Her words and hypnotic rhythm will suck you into consuming each line she doles out about our obsession with juicy, controversial headlines, and our ultimate apathy to everything happening around us.

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Kalki seems to have perfected the art of balancing between good commercial films, the gritty non-mainstream ones, and award-winning theatre with ease now. As she turns 32, we wish she continues to wow us with her performances and continues to empower us with her social activism.

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7 Salman Khan Flicks Even Hardcore Bhai-Haters Will Enjoy

December 24, 2015 — by Debiparna

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Abdul Rashid Salim Salman Khan (yup, that is his full name) is turning 50 on December 27, 2015, and he has been enthralling us with his brilliant performances ever since he acted in Biwi Ho To Aisi in 1988. According to IMDB he has 96 movies to his credit, and a proud Salman fan probably has seen them all. But truth be told, even a true-blue Bollywood buff might not be able to digest the Bhai phenomenon that Salman has ballooned into now.

Instead of spouting white-hot rage at his movies, a level-headed Bollywood-lover will enjoy some of Salman’s old gems. And, here they are:

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#1. Saajan (1991)

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This Lawrence D’Souza movie had some of the best and most memorable songs that came out of the 90s. S.P. Balasubramanyam, Kumar Sanu, Anuradha Paudwal, Alka Yagnik belted out beautiful songs like Dekha Hai Pehli Baar, Bahut Pyar Karte Hain, and so much more.

#2. Andaz Apna Apna (1994)

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After Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) and Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), this was just the third film in which Salman appeared as Prem. This is significant because, the same way Shah Rukh is synonymous with the name Rahul, Salman is synonymous with the name Prem, as both played characters with these names plenty of times in many hit films. Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Andaz Apna Apna is one of the best out-and-out comedy films to come out of Bollywood, and has secured a cult status over time. This film gave us Aamir and Salman together, Crime Master Go-Go and several iconic dialogues we love to spout even now to earn street-cred.

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#3. Karan Arjun (1995)

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In this Rakesh Roshan film, involving rebirth, revenge and romance, Salman played the character of a reticent, angry young man perfectly. His eyes expressed the anguish of his character, and his reserved emotions were a perfect foil for Shah Rukh’s Arjun, who was more of the fun-loving, easy-going guy. Quite a role reversal for both of them if you compare the kind of roles both choose now, eh?

#4. Khamoshi: The Musical (1996)

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This was the first Sanjay Leela Bhansali directed film that Salman featured in. Khamoshi was about a deaf and mute couple, played by Nana Patekar and Seema Biswas; their daughter played by Manisha Koirala falls in love with Salman’s character. Helen made a guest appearance as Koirala’s grandmother. Bahon Ke Darmiyan was a wonderfully melodious song that can keep lovelorn folks awake at night even today.

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#5. Judwaa (1997)

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This was around the time when David Dhawan had found his hit formula- propel the story forward by involving twins, romance and a good dose of comedy. This one is a light-hearted comic caper where Salman plays the role of bachpan ke bichhre hue twin brothers.

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#6. Phir Milenge (2004)

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Even though Salman was not the lead in this film, he had a significant role in it. This was a sensitive movie where Shilpa Shetty’s HIV positive character faces discrimination at workplace and loses her job.

#7. Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015)

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This Kabir Khan movie surprised even dedicated Salman fans. It has came out at a time when Salman has already established his brand so firmly that his characters no longer have much individuality; he is the eponymous “Sallu Bhai” in most of his blockbuster films nowadays. So, he surprised all by playing a character that was quite different. He actually got beaten up good in this one, which is a welcome change from always turning others into pulp.

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The hardcore romantics would enjoy Maine Pyar Kiya a lot, and we all know how many kids faced teary-eyed emotional atyachaar from parents who had a habit of watching Baghban on repeat. Good or bad, Salman’s movies always provide entertainment, whether you are a fan, or just a heathen non-believer who can mock every shot in any Salman Khan flick. So as Bhai turns 50, pick any movie from his illustrious list and enjoy with a bucket of popcorn, a translucent vest and middle-parted hair.

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Watch How Shah Rukh Khan Trolled His Trolls In This Hilarious Dilwale Parody

December 21, 2015 — by Debiparna

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Shah Rukh Khan can simply do no wrong in our eyes, even when he keeps gifting us brilliant movies like, Chennai Express, Happy New Year, and Dilwale. People have been laughing at the Dilwale song, Gerua from the moment its music video released. We will fess up; we have caught ourselves humming the catchy tune several times before berating our idle brains. But, when Shudh Desi Gaane came out with the parody of Gerua, we had to share it with you, because Shah Rukh himself is doing some good-hearted trolling in it, and we are absolutely loving it! Watch it here:

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Dilwale has been officially certified a dud, even by some of Shah Rukh’s most loyal followers. When other stars are busy falling victim to the recent surge of parodies left, right, and centre, Shah Rukh, in his true style, has played it smart. He has trolled his trolls perfectly in this video, even before they got a chance to get to him. And, only Shah Rukh can laugh at himself this way.

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We keep praying that our beloved stars stop churning out garbage movies in the name of entertainment, and that the fans stop paying hundreds of bucks to turn them into multi-million blockbusters. But, who has the time for such bagawat in a nation where actors and cricketers are put on the same pedestal as gods and goddesses? And, let us be honest, we would happily sit in stunned silence as we watch the brilliant show that is CID, just because Shah Rukh made a special appearance there to promote Dilwale.

If you are a true SRK fan, then tell us how many of these 17 Lesser Known Facts About Shah Rukh Khan you knew already!

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If there is one star we love no matter what he does, it is Shah Rukh Khan. You know why? It is because he knows all about and accepts the criticism showered on his movies, and still somehow manages to win our hearts with his on-point witticisms and sarcastic quips.

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We hope you enjoyed this parody as much as we did. Cheers to Shah Rukh! May he always keep us this entertained.

Video and Cover Image Courtesy: Shudh Desi Gaane

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You Will Laugh Your Guts Out At This Prem Ratan Dhan Payo Parody!

November 12, 2015 — by Debiparna

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Prem Ratan Dhan Payo has released in the theatres, and many are simply not happy. Sooraj Barjatya is back with his Prem after nine peaceful ‘sanskaar-free’ years, minus Alok Nath aka babuji this time. All of us have ‘that’ friend who was and is still a fan of his saccharine sweet love stories cum family sagas, and has already pakaoed us with the title track on repeat!

As a malham for your soul, we bring to you the parody version of the title track, The Amar Prem Song by Shudh Desi Gaane!

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So, watch it and enjoy:

Love is timeless, so is Bhai! Dedicated to all the Salman Khan fans, Shudh Desi Gaane presents ‘Prem Ratan Dhan Payo…

Posted by Shudh Desi Gaane on Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Salman Khan is almost 50 while Sonam is just 30. It is true that our beloved Khans do not look ‘that old’, but the fact remains that they have been working with actresses who are young enough to be their nieces.

This was not the first time Shudh Desi Gaane took a dig at BhaiWatch The Rip-Roaringly Funny Parody Of Salman Khan’s Main Hoon Hero Tera!

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But, let us carry on with the infantilisation of women in mainstream media, because, well ‘Love is timeless. So is Bhai’. No? Imagine how interesting it would be to watch Madhuri Dixit being paired opposite Ranbir Kapoor, and not just for a song. If we are ready for a Cheeni Kum, we can give this a shot as well.

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We hope you had a good laugh watching this parody. All jokes aside, we sincerely wish our beloved Khans continue to entertain us for many more years to come!