Guru Nanak Jayanti 2019: Is Also known as Gurupurab, Guru Nanak Jayanti is celebrated across the globe to mark the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, and is considered one of the pious festivals of the Sikh community.
This year, Gurupurab coincides with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, the first of the 10 Sikh gurus as both are on 12th December.
Do you know that according to the Hindu mythological calendar, Gurupurab ie Guru Nanak Jayanti falls on the full moon day in the month of Kartik Puranmashi while, in the month of October and November, as the Gregorian calendar suggests?
But some ancient scholars also believe that the birth anniversary of the Sikh Guru should be celebrated on 14 April, according to the original Nanakshahi calendar passed by Sri Akal Takht in 2003
Being defined by his spirituality and devotion to the Divine, Guru Nanak Dev was a man of peace who had spent his entire life emphasising on equality and tolerance. He was born in a village which is called Rai Bhoi di Talwandi, presently popular as Nankana Sahib, near Lahore in Pakistan.
Guru Nanak Dev Ji also played an instrumental role in setting up various spiritual, social and political platforms, which were constituted on the principles of quality, goodness and virtue.
A three-day festival, Gurupurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti celebrations begin with Prabhat Pheris which are the early morning processions at the gurudwaras and then proceed to the localities with Sikh devotees singing hymns. It is led by Panj Pyaras or Nagarkirtan (the five beloved ones), who used to carry the Sikh flag, known as the Nishan Sahib and the palanquin of Guru Granth Sahib.
Usually two days prior to the Gurupurab, an Akhand Path is held or the 48-hour non-stop reading of Guru Granth Sahib – the holy text where the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev are preserved is being organised at the Gurdwaras. Some of the popular prayers include Japji Sahid and Sidh-Ghost.
The holy book of the Sikhs also entails the sayings of all the 10 gurus.
On the main day of the occasion, devotees used to wake up early in the morning and sing Asa-di-Var and other morning hymns from the Sikh scriptures.
In the Gurudwaras, priests usually recite poems in praise of Guru Nanak Dev. Langar or free community lunch is served in the afternoon to celebrate life and prophecy of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Gatka, a special type of martial art is being performed by the people on this occasion with a sword.
Gurupurab was celebrated with fiesta and exuberance in the national capital on Tuesday, 12 November, as devotees flocked gurudwaras to pay obeisance to Guru Nanak Dev Ji, the founder of Sikhism, on his 550th birth anniversary.
People offered early morning prayers at shrines, which were all decked and adorned with bright lights and flowers and as well as partook in langars and Shabad kirtans.
A number of programmes were also planned and organised to mark the occasion. Volunteers further set up a free health-checkup programme and offered some stalls with spiritual books in the premises of the Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib.
Devotees also paid homage at the historic Gurdwara Ber Sahib ahead of the birth anniversary of the first Sikh guru.
The highly revered Gurdwara Ber Sahib is the place where Guru Nanak got enlightenment at the end of the 15th Century. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had paid obeisance at the shrine later during the day.
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur were also present.
The Sikh community around the world has been revelling in the festivities on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.
Gurudwaras around the world have been adorned up with beautiful lights. Devotees, in large numbers, have joined the processions and kirtans.
Today’s morning, several Sikh devotees flocked to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib in Delhi. The Gurudwara is known for its association with the 8th Sikh Guru, Guru Har Kishan. It was decorated with beautiful lights.
On the pious occasion of Gurupurab, several devotees gathered at Ber Sahib Gurudwara, in Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab.
The good folks at Air India also have also made an attempt to commemorate the auspicious occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Their national carrier has printed ‘Ek Onkar’ symbol on the tail of Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft.
A one-of-a-kind mural shows the holy symbol imprinted on the tail of the aircraft in a yellow hue. And that’s not all: Air India has also launched a direct flight from Amritsar too
Gurupurab celebrations have also reached Birmingham, UK. The metropolitan city hosted festivities organised by the Midland Langar Seva Society (MLSS), a charity for the homeless, in the UK. MLSS had distributed food from the Guru Nanak Langar Bus on Soho Road, Birmingham from 10 am to 3 pm, local time.
However, the entire Sikh community was astonished to see a few days before the 550th birthday of the first Sikh Guru, was a video showing a bunch of Sikh devotees at the Great Wall of China, singing in harmony all the Shabd kirtan with a harmonium and a tabla.
This special heartwarming video went viral on the Internet in no time as netizens lauded the sheer devotion of the Sikhs who were spreading positivity at the ancient wall.
This video was tweeted by a user, Harnidh, who was already in Beijing when she came across this particular scene. Harnidh, whose Twitter bio reads, ‘lost-ish in China’, joked that it was one of the ways of getting over homesickness. Several other people were also seen in the video enjoying the soulful voice of the singers.
Do you want to know what’s more? Gurupurab or Guru Nanak Jayanti is also being celebrated in all its glory and fiesta at Madagascar. These celebrations took place at the Indian Embassy on Sunday and were also attended by the Indian people.
Read More: Know More About Ayodhya Verdict
The trailer of Deepika Padukone’s upcoming film Chhapaak is recently out.
Chhapaak trailer out Deepika Padukone turns acid survivor Malti to leave us speechless
The trailer of Deepika Padukone upcoming film Chhapaak is recently out. She is playing the role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in the film which is directed by Meghna Gulzar.
The wait is finally over. After almost a two-year break since Padmaavat in 2018, Deepika Padukone is all set to return to the big screen with Chhapaak. The trailer of the film has just been out.
Deepika is playing the phenomenal role of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal in Chhapaak. This trailer shows the difficult journey of Malti (Deepika’s character in the film). How she used to hate her face after the attack and learns to love it. The trailer also shows how Malti leads a campaign to prevent all the acid attacks in the country by regulating the sale of acid.
The trailer of Chhapaak also shows how Amol (Vikrant Massey) helps her in all this struggle to get the sale of acid banned. Glimpses of Amol and Malti’s brewing love can also be seen clearly in the trailer.
Deepika shared her trailer by saying that , “Rarely do you come across a special story where you do not need an entire narration to decide if you want to be a part of that film or not. What is even more rare is to not being able to articulate and put it into words what you feel for the film and it’s journey… Chhapaak is all of that and in fact more for me… Presenting the trailer of #Chhapaak.”
In the trailer, Deepika’s character Malti exhorts the people to fight against the sale of acid. ‘#AbLadnaHai’ is the special hashtag that we see as the trailer ends.
Laxmi Agarwal who was attacked in 2005, when she was just 15 years old. The attacker was a 32-year-old man who was just trying to make advances towards her. Laxmi battled for life after the attack too. After surviving this particular attack, she also started a campaign called Stop Sale Acid to regulate the sale of acid in the country. Deepika, who also turned producer with Chhapaak, earlier took to Instagram and shared her first look in the film.
Chhapaak is directed by Meghna Gulzar. Deepika also had to wear the prosthetics to play Laxmi’s role. Wearing prosthetics took a heavy toll on her and she talked about the same in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar India. Deepika said, “I’d say that it’s the toughest movie that I have ever done. Not just because of the role, but also because of the prosthetics. I am an extremely patient person, but I had to dig deep to go through that every single day for 42 days.”
Deepika also revealed her exact intention behind turning into a producer for Chhapaak. She said,that “I became a producer because I wanted to reach more people and create a powerful impact through my films. Cinema is such a powerful tool and has vast audience. You should use that sensibly. You want to use that wisely. I may not be able to do that for every single time, but at least that is the intention.”
At the trailer launch of Chhapaak today, Deepika just broke down on stage when asked to speak about the film.
Chhapaak will hit the theatres on the January 10,2020. The film will clash with Ajay Devgn’s Tanhaji The Unsung Warrior at the box office.
MUMBAI: Actor Deepika Padukone broke down at the trailer launch of her upcoming film ‘Chhapaak’ on Tuesday, saying she was at a loss for words about the movie where she plays an acid attack survivor.
The actor called the film, which is directed by Meghna Gulzar, her career’s most special project. It is based on the real-life story of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal.
After the trailer launch, Deepika was also called on stage but could not hold back her tears.
Chhapaak is all of that and much more for me… Presenting the trailer of #Chhapaak “I had only thought that this trailer would be shown and we will come on the stage but I didn’t think I would have to speak about it too once on the stage. Whenever I watch the trailer, I… Can we talk about this later? I am really sorry,” Deepika said.
Meghna, who was standing next to Deepika, said the actor had not seen the complete trailer earlier, which is why she felt overwhelmed. The director also requested the photographers to not click Deepika’s pictures as she tried to compose herself.
The 33-year-old actor later said she instantly had an emotional connection with the story, which is so rare to come across in an artist’s career.
She thanked Meghna for trusting her with this role and hoped the film will have an impact on the audience.
“It’s been an absolutely incredible journey, emotionally, putting it together and I feel like, irrespective of how it’s received and how it does, it will be the most special film of my career and I truly hope all of you see.
“The impact that the film is supposed to have on all of us and the reason why I have made this movie, I hope you see in it what we saw. We have made it with.
Watch It Now:<iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/5SBs06G5uUI” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>
It’s A Baby Girl For Comedian Kapil Sharma
Kapil Sharma and his wife Ginni Chatrath are now parents to a baby girl. The famous comedian shared the good news on his Twitter account on December 10.
He tweeted by saying that he is so “Blessed to have a baby girl need your blessings love u all jai mata di “
The couple Kapil Sharma and Ginni got married last year in December. It is in July that the news of Ginni’s pregnancy came out suddenly. This was later confirmed by Kapil Sharma
Talking to the Mumbai Mirror, he had said, “I just want to take care of my wife and be by her side for now. We are obviously so excited as it will be our first kid but my mother is most excited. She has also been waiting for this moment for years now. We all are just praying for Ginni and the baby’s health.”
Kapil and Ginni went to Canada for their babymoon.
Do you know that Last month, the comedian also shot for some advance episodes of Kapil Sharma Show so he could spend time with Ginni and the baby?
Post his marriage ceremony, things have only been looking up for Kapil as TKSS is also doing well on the rating chart. And now with the baby, it seems like life’s come a full circle for the comedian.
Within only a few hours, the 38-year-old’s post went viral on social media and witnessed thousands of congratulatory tweets from his fans and friends from the film and cricket fraternity. The first few to respond to Sharma were singer Guru Randhawa, actress Dia Mirza and former cricketer Suresh Raina.
Earlier in May, while giving an interview to Mumbai Mirror, Sharma revealed that he and Chatrath are expecting a baby.
The couple tied the knot in Jalandhar on December 12 last year. They later hosted two grand receptions – in Amritsar and in Mumbai.
Sara Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan Are Breaking All Stereotypes
Bollywood stories:Sara Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are breaking all stereotypes as they prove to have a strong bond even as the stepmother and stepdaughter and the starlet is looking to honour her Bollywood inspiration once again.
It looks like the 24-year-old Aaj Kal actor will be taking all her inspiration to the next level as she pays tribute to Bebo by dancing to the mix of all her songs at the Star Screen Awards.
The reports of the starlet’s upcoming performance has left their fans with their excitement skyrocketing as we all know what a big Kareena fan the Kedarnath actor is.
Meanwhile on the work front, Sara is also presently busy filing David Dhawan’s Coolie No 1 with Varun Dhawan and will next be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s Aaj Kal alongside Kartik Aaryan.
Her confidence, amazing acting skills, her on-screen persona, and whatnot, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan has just made everyone go crazy, and she is here to stay. After performing and bagging a lot of appreciation in her very first two films, Kedarnath and Simmba, Sara is also performing quite well on the professional front. Not just this aspect but , her personal life is also on-point as her relationship with step-mom, Kareena Kapoor Khan breaks all stereotypes.
Earlier on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan, Sara Ali Khan and Saif Ali Khan appeared together and shared bits about their modern family and much more. Sara did remarked once, that “Everyone has been clear about their dynamics with us. It has never been confusing. Kareena herself used to say that ‘look you have a mother and a great one and what I want is for us to be able to be friends at least.’ My father also never said ‘this is your second mother’ or made it any way uncomfortable.”
Further sharing that if there has been any awkwardness over Kareena’s marriage to Saif, she remarked, “As far as our personal equation is concerned, I was very clear from the very beginning that anyone who makes my father happy – not specifically Kareena – makes me happy. Anyone, he loves, I love. I don’t need to know who that person actually is. It’s about my father. Having said that, Kareena and I became friends and have a very healthy equation regardless of the fact that we’ve conducted ourselves with dignity.”
Now, in an interaction with the Filmfare, Sara talked at length about her equation with step-mother, Kareena and how her mother, Amrita has a major role to play. Sara also told the magazine, “I’ve been an avid Kareena Kapoor’s fan. So even today, there’s an element of surprise that Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G) is my stepmother. People say I willed it to happen. I must have. After Sridevi, I’m a Kareena Kapoor fan.”
confidence, amazing acting skills, her on-screen persona, and whatnot, Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh’s daughter, Sara Ali Khan has made everyone go crazy, and she is here to stay. After performing and bagging a lot of appreciation in her first two films, Kedarnath and Simmba, Sara is performing quite well on the professional front. Not just this, her personal life is also on the point as her relationship with step-mom, Kareena Kapoor Khan breaks all stereotypes.
Earlier on Karan Johar’s Koffee With Karan, Sara Ali Khan and Saif Ali Khan appeared together and shared bits about their modern family and much more. Sara had remarked, “Everyone has been clear about their dynamics with me. It has never been confusing. Kareena herself says that ‘look you have a mother and a great one and what I want is for us to be able to be friends.’ My father also never said that ‘this is your second mother’ or made it any way uncomfortable.”
Now, in an interaction with Filmfare, Sara talked at length about her equation with step-mother, Kareena and how her mother, Amrita has a major role to play. Sara told the magazine, “I’ve been an avid Kareena Kapoor fan. So even today there’s an element of surprise that Poo from Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (K3G) is my stepmother. People say I willed it to happen. I must have. After Sridevi, I’m a Kareena Kapoor fan.”
Not just this, the Kedarnath actress gave her mom, Amrita Singh all the credit for her good equation with Kareena. Sara went on to add, “It’s also easy for me to love and accept Kareena because I have a mom, who makes me feel everything’s fine. She got me ready for my father’s wedding with Kareena. So, when you have a mother saying, ‘Yeh earrings mat peheno, doosri chandbali peheno’ and if that’s the vibe at home, then you’re comfortable enough to take anything on.”
Watch Now: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/foM1M2L3OEc” frameborder=”0″ allow=”accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture” allowfullscreen></iframe>
Read More:Youtube launches rewind 2019
Make-up artist Subhash Vangal aka Subbu suddenly passed away
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s make-up artist Subhash Vangal aka Subbu suddenly passed away on December 6. The actress has posted to her Instagram stories to share this sad piece of news.
An ardent social media user actress Anushka Sharma penned down a heartfelt note for her make-up artist Subhash Vangal on his demise. Sharing the pictures with him ,the actress also wrote that he was one of the kindest and sweetest souls who didn’t just made her look beautiful but also made her feel beautiful inside out each time he did her make-up. For the unversed, Subhash Vangal aka Subbu was a very popular make-up artist who worked with many actresses like Vidya Balan, Tabu, Kareena and Karisma Kapoor and many others.
Anushka shared a few pics with Subbu and wrote a heartfelt note which read, “One of the sweetest, kindest, gentlest beings who has left us today. He was extremely talented and such a delight to work with.
With him around, there was just no drama! He used to make only exceptional working environment and the result was that he made me look and feel so so beautiful each time he did my make-up. Subbu you will be missed so much!”. She even captioned pics as ‘RIP Subbu’.
Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s makeup artist Subhash Vangal alias Subbu died recently. Anushka has shared some of her pictures with Subhash Vangal on her Instagram with which she shared the sad news of Subbu’s demise. Anushka’s post shows how close she was to her makeup artist.
With the pictures, Anushka wrote, ‘He was kind, he was humble, he was gentle and very talented. Subbu will always be one of the most loved and respected makeup artists in the country.
He touched my face every time and made me beautiful every time. He will be remembered for all the beautiful things he has left behind. A brilliant son, brother and beautiful self left us today. God bless your self, Subbu ‘.
Talking about the work front of the actress, Anushka has been keeping the distance from the film world for some time. In the year 2018, she appeared in ‘Zero’ with Shah Rukh Khan and ‘Sui Dhaga’ with Varun Dhawan. After these two films of 2018, Anushka did not appear in any film.
At the moment, the fans are desperate to see Anushka again on screen, but there is no information about when and which project the actress will return on screen. Anushka may be far from the film world but she remains very active on social media. She keeps sharing photos on Instagram to stay connected with her fans. Recently, Anushka has been voted Most Glamorous Female Star by the Filmfare Glamor and Style Awards.
And now, Katrina Kaif has also shared a post recently along with a long caption to mourn the demise of the makeup artist. In her caption on Instagram, she wrote that he was the first artist she has worked with and was able to bring out the beauty one cannot see.
Sharing a monochrome candid clicked of them on her Instagram, she captioned, saying that “A great loss ,so unexpected, cannot believe it …..such an incredible talent ,The first makeup artist lover that worked with me also taught me so many things , by my side for so many shoots ,days ,weeks months .
It doesn’t seem real , such a gentle kind quiet soul , u never heard him speak about anyone in any way , he could transform your face and bring out beauty u could not see. Gone way too soon , cannot believe we will never have our discussions again . Rest in peace subhu you will be missed 💔”
Reportedly, Subbu has been a go-to makeup artist for many lead actors and had a great name in the industry. Many celebs like Karan Johar, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Preity Zinta and more also commented on the Anushka’s post expressing their grief over the news.
On the work front, Katrina was last seen in Ali Abbas Zafar’s ‘Bharat’ starring Salman Khan. The film also starred Disha Patani, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Grover and Tabu. It was released on Eid 2019.
Katrina will next feature in Rohit Shetty’s cop drama ‘Sooryavanshi’ starring Akshay Kumar. The duo will be sharing screen space after a very long time. The film has been slated for March 2020 release.
Read More:Youtube Rewind
Youtube Launches Rewind 2019
In 2018, YouTube’s annual “Rewind,” which is a recap of all the biggest moments on the platform over the previous 12 months, quickly became the most disliked video in the history of the site. YouTube left out its most influential creators last year, and racked up an astounding 17 million dislikes as viewers revolted.
In 2019,YouTube is taking a more analytical approach, honoring all the most-watched creators, most-watched videos, and channels that broke out in 2019. That means Pewdiepie is back – but the new formula may not save YouTube’s like-to-dislike ratio. Just three few hours after the video premiered, the new Rewind video had amassed 276k likes and 462k dislikes.
YouTube Rewind is an annual end-of-the-year video that aims to highlight some of the key trends posted on the platform. Rewind is released and promoted by YouTube itself. Last year’s YouTube Rewind quickly became one of the most disliked videos ever within weeks of its release. No wonder YouTube is taking a different route with this year’s Rewind. YouTube Rewind 2019 is out now, focussing on videos YouTube users liked during the year.
To start with, YouTube Rewind 2019 acknowledges the fact that everyone hated last year’s Rewind. The video received around 16 million dislikes on the platform. The video starts with, “In 2018, we made something you didn’t like. So in 2019, it says let’s see what you did.”
In its blog post announcing YouTube Rewind 2019, the company said, “we can’t ignore the elephant in the room: Last year’s YouTube Rewind, um, wasn’t your favorite (to put it lightly…). So this year, we tried something completely different and looked at what you did like — a lot. Our Rewind 2019 video also compiles the top videos and creators that you liked and watched the most around the world, from the biggest games to must-watch beauty palettes and breakout stars.”
YouTube Rewind 2019 features clips from some of the most popular YouTube videos of 2019. The video features the most-viewed and most-liked videos across multiple categories and feels like a listicle.
Rewind 2019 includes the most-liked music videos, most-liked dance videos, most-viewed video games, breakout creators, and others. The video also showcases some of the new creators who joined in 2019 and quickly generated a lot of attention amongst users.
Globally, the most viewed creators according to YouTube Rewind 2019 are PewDiePie, Felipe Neto, Pencilmation, Jelly, David Dobrik, DudePerfect, MrBeast, LazarBeam, Fischer’s, and Azzyland. The video also features most-viewed video games, Minecraft and Fortnite.
Meanwhile, the response for this year’s Rewind video seems mixed so far. Right now, the video has around 950,000 likes and 1.7 million dislikes. Initial responses on Twitter have been somewhat negative while comments on the video are poking fun at it. The video was released around 12 hours ago so it’s still fairly early to speculate on the criticism.
YouTube Rewind 2019 was created by Portal A which has been making Rewind videos for YouTube since 2012. Separately, users who visit the YouTube Rewind 2019 page get to see the top trending videos of the year (for their country), top trending music videos of the year (global and for their country), as well as previous years’ YouTube Rewind videos. In India, the top trending video was CHOTU KE GOLGAPPE by Khandeshi Movies, the top trending music video was Rowdy Baby from the movie Maari 2,
It’s that time of the year again. No, not Christmas. The time for the Youtube Rewind.
And like a gift that keeps on giving, YouTube Rewind continues last year’s trend of being an absolute dud.
YouTube Rewind started as something special – it became a collaborative effort between the celebrated YouTubers on the platform, irrespective of who they were — creators, actors, musicians, and more — and the rewind would always be something that fans on the platform looked forward to, for summing up the best bits of YouTube in a single video. And to watch Lilly Singh dive into a pool of balls.
But Lilly Singh has now moved onto her own late-night show, and YouTube also seems to have moved on from making good quality videos. Last year’s video was the most disliked video in the history of it.
This year, it may outdo itself. If you are into numbers, we’re currently at 1.2 million dislikes at the time of writing this.So what went wrong (read: again)?YouTube Rewind 2019 is perhaps different for two reasons. One, it is nothing like what a YouTube Rewind is supposed to be.
The reason why Rewinds worked, was because they summarized what happened in that year. It was like watching a small highlight reel montage of everything good and wholesome. This year, it’s just a countdown. Literally. The entire YouTube Rewind 2019 is just a ‘Top Ten of…’ of various sections.
Two, it’s trying too hard for crowd appeasement. In trying to undo the damage by ‘Last year, we made something you didn’t like,’ and making something boring, bland and with the editing skills of an inbuilt iPhone app, YouTube seems to have set the bar lower than one could imagine.
In words of a fan on YouTube, ‘I had zero expectations, and I’m still disappointed.’
But that’s not all that fans had to say. People did not mince their words. None whatsoever.
Read More:EverGrowing Game of Tiktok