Is Priyanka Chopra’s pollution mask a big reason to be sarcastic about?
People have already started their sarcasm on Priyanka Chopra who on Sunday took to social media to post a selfie of herself in a mask, on Instagram.
Chopra, who is in Delhi and was shooting for her upcoming project ‘The White Tiger‘ wrote in her Instagram caption, “It’s so hard to shoot here (Delhi) right now that she can’t even imagine what it must be like to live here under these conditions.
She has been blessed with air purifiers and masks. Pray for the homeless. Be safe everyone”.
People are increasing pollution a notch higher by actively contribute to increasing air pollution in various ways themselves (Yes, driving cars, using ACs causes pollution too), instantly crucified Chopra for her post.
Scrutinize at some of the memes and comments currently doing the rounds on Twitter.
The trolling also reveals the phycology of people i.e. denial of climate crisis, hypocrisy and attempts to gaslight women celebrities, even if they are just stating the obvious.
So one must admit that smoking is not a heinous crime, neither is it illegal. And foremost, it is someone’s personal choice, healthy or not.
Whether Chopra should be smoking or not despite being a vocal asthmatic is another topic of debate. However, to troll her for expressing concerns about pollution in Delhi is not just an attempt to gaslight the actor but also an easy way out for climate change and pollution deniers (Yes, India has them too).
These are the people who take up arms the second someone suggests curbing crackers on Diwali. They invoke religious rights, secularism, freedom of choice and every other distraction and ‘whataboutery’ in the book to justify their actions.
They trend #CrackersWaliDiwali and defend their stand as ‘freedom of expression’. On Diwali evening, Air Quality Index in several corners of Delhi reached its maximum level of 999. No amount of smoking by her or other smokers combined could lead to that kind of spike within a few hours.
of whether they smoke or not. While as an actor feels like a representative of the Indian population (and she is with regard to her own profession), in reality, she as no role to play in formulating anti-pollution laws and strategies for the country or implementing them.
She is not a public servant and is within all her rights to smoke while also complain about the government and pollution. Because if she doesn’t have a right to complain, neither do air-conditioner owners, car drivers, Netflix enthusiasts and rice eaters since all these things can be in some way connected to an increase in air pollution.
While citizens choke, governments at the state and central level are involved in an all-too-familiar blame game. Would it not serve our respiratory systems better if we pinpoint accountability where it belongs?
Instead of engaging in borderline ‘sanskari’ harping on a photo of an actor, maybe Indians would serve their respiratory systems better by asking some real questions:
Why is the ban on unregulated industrial processes and construction not strictly implemented?
Why don’t governments invest more in afforestation?
Why are governments unable to address continued stubble burning in Haryana and Punjab?
Is Delhi government’s Odd-even scheme an efficient answer to reducing vehicular emissions in Delhi?
But no, you just want to hate on PeeCee
Do you all agree that smoking is a personal choice and it is a fact that breathing polluted air is unbearable and it’s not even good for health? And polluted air affects everyone and it can choke people.
Trolls which are directly attacking Chopra sound like smoking is a criminal offence and anyone who smokes has lost all rights to be vigilant about their health. We should all be very grateful to Pee Cee who is an influential voice, for highlighting the arduous problem of pollution faced by many in India.
There have been exorbitant levels of pollution in the city and the smog is refusing to settle in the area.
This is giving birth to choking and serious health-related issues in Delhi NCR. Even Bollywood stars have stated their concern about the same and this included Priyanka Chopra Jonas as well.
Priyanka was in New Delhi for her project and due to that, she had to step out in the city. PeeCee shared a photo with a mask on Instagram and told people to refrain from going out and urged them to stay safe.
She said that she feels sympathetic towards homeless and have to face the adverse health issues due to the alarming air quality in Delhi NCR.
However, people saw the picture in a different way and went on to troll the Sky Is Pink actress. Many users also commented on her viral photo of smoking and trolled her for being a hypocrite. Some also asked in the comments about her cigarette while others commented on the firecrackers that were used at Priyanka Chopra wedding with Nick Jonas.
So her motive was to raise awareness among people about an issue that is affecting millions. We agree on the part that she can afford expensive air purifiers and stays out of India most of the time. However, it is very astonishing it is funny to see trolls which are targeting a celebrity who stood up for them.
For these trolls, we would say that commenting on the celebrity’s lifestyle choices seems to be more important than this pollution distress, urging the powers to do something about the pollution menace raising a notch affecting millions in India. Gauging the mentality would tell us that if one smokes, she becomes immune to pollution and thus should not wear any masks.
There is no room for any complacency and we should take utmost care to keep pollution levels under check. There is a dire need for everyone to focus on things they can do to reduce pollution than failed attempts at gaslighting celebrities by calling them “hypocrites”. At the end of the day, like everyone, even Priyanka Chopra is responsible for her own health and wellbeing.
While there has been relentless air pollution in the city, many on the Internet seem to have found an easy target to release their exasperation.
Priyanka Chopra has been seen smoking along with Nick Jonas went viral on social media. Chopra, who is suffering from asthma and has previously suffered against the bursting of crackers on Diwali was mercilessly trolled for the photo. People even asked the Dostana actor to quit smoking if she wanted to cure her asthma instead of telling others to not burst crackers on Diwali.
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Rhea Chakraborty Arrested, Charged For Consuming Marijuana
After days of rigorous questioning, Indian actress Rhea Chakraborty arrested by Narcotics Control Bureau on Tuesday. The actress has been taken into judicial custody till September 22. NCB has charged the actress for the involvement in procuring and financing the consumption of marijuana for her late boyfriend actor Sushant Singh Rajput along with her brother Showik Chakraborty, house manager Samuel Miranda and cook Dipesh Swant who were arrested earlier.
Charges against Rhea Chakraborty
Rhea has been booked by NCB under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act. under section 8(c) dealing with possession and purchase of illegal drugs, 20B(II) for possession, purchase, and transportation of illegal drugs, 27 dealing with financing illicit traffic, 28 dealing with an attempt to commit the offence, and 29 for abetment and criminal conspiracy.
Statement by NCB
NCB has charged her being a part of an “active drug racket” connected with drug suppliers. The agency has said that they have received a lot of information and nobody will be spared. The application by NCB states that all the deliveries of marijuana and other drugs and payment for these drugs were done with complete knowledge of Rhea and even at times, the order and choice of drugs, along with payment have also been done by Rhea herself. She is the tenth person in the list of people arrested. As per the report by NCB Rhea’s brother, Showik has made a statement that he has facilitated the drug delivery through peddler Basit Prihar, Kaizen Ibrahim, and Zaid Vilatra. He has been accused of procuring weed for Rajput from September 2019 to March 2020. The chat messages found on Rhea’s phone which lead to the involvement of NCB when the investigation was carried out by the Enforcement Directorate is prime evidence.
The national Control bureau has not asked her custody as they have done enough questioning in the last three days. The agency has asked for Rhea to be sent to judicial custody, which means that the accused is put in the custody of the magistrate concerned. The judicial custody will be for 14 days i.e. till September 22. After her arrest rhea has been sent to Sion hospital for medical tests and will be sent to Byculla jail. The session court, today rejected the bail plea for Rhea Chakraborty. She will be again applying for bail in Mumbai high court tomorrow.
Rhea’s lawyer Satish Maneshinde termed rhea’s arrest as “ a travesty of justice” and said that the three agencies are hounding an innocent girl just because the man she loved was a drug addict. He was also suffering from mental health issues for years and was getting treatment from almost five famous psychiatrists of Mumbai and attempted suicide by taking illegal drugs”. Many Netizens and Bollywood celebrities have also come to Rhea’s rescue by saying it a witch-hunt and have shown disagreement for the unfair treatment done with Rhea by central agencies and the media.
With the arrest of Rhea Chakraborty, a new case has come into the light of drug cartel in Bollywood. However, a clear distinction needs to be made that the case of the reason for the death of the actor Sushant Singh Rajput. CBI and NCB are currently working in the case.
Top 10 Quotes from India’s Former President Pranab Mukherjee
On 31 August, Former President of India Pranab Mukherjee took his last breath. He was known for his efficient administrative skills, role as a politician and eloquent speaking. His visionary quotes and inspirational lifestyle are inspirational for many. As the President of India, he has always been seen as a respectable figure by the countrymen and on his death, the Prime Minister has announced seven-day mourning.
Pranab Mukherjee, the 13th President of India
Pranab Mukherjee was the 13th President of India and in his five-decade-old political career, he is known to hold a number of portfolios including finance, defence, foreign affairs, shipping, revenue, communication, transport, economic affairs and industry. He was awarded Bharat Ratna for his services to the nation in 2019 by current President, Ram Nath Kovind. Some of the major acts for which he is known to include SmarTgram project, the inauguration of the first phase of solarization project in President’s estate and conversion of The Stables and The Coach House into a magnificent museum in his tenure. He took his last breath at Army’s research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi. The main cause of his death was a lung infection.
Pranab Mukherjee was a wonderful orator. He was a visionary man with an optimistic outlook. Here a few quotes by him which clearly portray his vision and thoughts.
Thoughts about the political system
Quote about the Constitution of India
Views about women empowerment
Quote about himself
The way to achieve development
Views about Poverty
The four pillars of development and work culture of a nation
What leads to the dilution of national identity?
Views about secularism
The most abusive humiliation
Pranab Mukherjee was one of the visionaries who played a very important role in Indian Political system both as a part of active politics by being a minister and also as the President of India. He will always be remembered for the services rendered by him for the nation.
‘Black Panther’ Star, Chadwick Boseman, Dies Of Colon Cancer, Aged 42
2020 is continuously giving bad news. Recently, Chadwick Boseman, the actor famous for his role as Black Panther in marvel series died at the age of 42. The cause of death is colon cancer. Chadwick Boseman has played several iconic roles in Hollywood. He has always given a famous speech at 2019’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. Chadwick’s death has been confirmed by his family through his social media handle.
Chadwick and his iconic performances
Chadwick Boseman is best known for his performance as Black Panther in Marvel Series. Bur he has also played several iconic roles. He is best known for his roles as baseball player Jackie Robinson, music icon James Brown, and Marvel superhero T’Challa also known as Black Panther. Chadwick was born and raised in South Carolina. He has studied directing at Howard University. After his education, he soon began his acting career playing historic Black icons like Thurgood Marshall in Marshall, Brown in getting on Up, and Robinson in 42.
Boseman’s speech about Black Panther’s legacy
Boseman delivered a famous speech about the representation and legacy of Black Panther at 2019’s Screen Actors Guild Awards. In his speech, he said, “We know what it’s like to be told there’s not a screen for you to be featured on, a stage for you to be featured on. We know what it’s like to be the tail, but not the head. We know what it’s like to be beneath, but not above. And that is what we went to work with every day. Because we knew not that we would be around during awards season or that it would make a billion dollars, but we knew that we had something special that we wanted to give the world — that we could be full human beings in the roles that we were playing.”
Confirmation of death
Chadwick’s death has been confirmed by his family on his Twitter handle. They confirmed that Chadwick Boseman was suffering from colon cancer, the fourth stage. He was diagnosed with stage three of colon cancer in the year 2016 and it progressed with time. The statement says, “A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement said. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. “It was the honour of his career to bring T’Challa to life in Black Panther. He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.”
It is a hard time as a superhero in real life has lost us. He has managed to work better everyday battling with cancer but cancer won the battle. Chadwick was a real hero who is still alive in the hearts of his family, friends and fans. He will always be remembered for his iconic performances.
KFC Gets Rid Of Iconic Tagline ‘It’s Finger-Lickin’ Good’ After 64 Years In View Of The Pandemic
Whenever someone says ‘It’s Finger-Lickin’ Good’, KFC is what comes to our mind. This 64 year old and of one of the most successful food chains in the market has decided to get rid of its iconic tagline due to coronavirus. As the number of cases is rising day by day, the food chain has shown its concern and changed its tagline which was not at all in the purview of safety measures prescribed. However, the global chief marketing officer of KFC has assured that the tagline has been suspended temporarily only and it will be brought back once situation will restore to normal.
Reason of suspending tagline
The main reason behind suspending the iconic tagline of KFC was the ongoing pandemic. The tagline was not following the safety measures prescribed during a pandemic. On Monday, when KFC announced that it will be suspending its slogan, it also called it “most inappropriate slogan for 2020”. In a statement, the company said, “Think we can all agree, this year has been like no other and, right now, our slogan doesn’t feel quite right. So, for that reason, we’ll be pressing pause on using it in our advertising, for a little while.” As the safety measures include not touching face or eyes with unwashed hands, KFC found it’s slogan inappropriate for this year.
Statement of Global Chief Officer at KFC
Catherine Tan-Gillespie, the global chief officer at KFC has made a statement regarding the slogan. She has also assured the customer that the only tagline is changing but the food will remain the same. Her statements also made it clear that the suspension of a tagline is temporary and it will be restored once this pandemic situation will be over. In her statement, she said, “We find ourselves in a unique situation — having an iconic slogan that doesn’t quite fit in the current environment. While we are pausing the use of ‘It’s Finger-Lickin’ Good’, rest assured the food craved by so many people around the world isn’t changing one bit.
KFC as a global brand
KFC has been one of the most successful food chains of restaurants in the global market. It is popular in almost every corner of the world. But as a global brand, the responsibility of the food chain company is also great. The part is that KFC realizes this responsibility and has taken steps by keeping it in mind.
The Global cases for Coronavirus are increasing and this is a matter of concern. What KFC has done is an example of Corporative Social Responsibility and the other big brands should also realize this as well. Customers are very happy at this decision of KFC as the brand has taken favourable steps for their safety. All we can do now is praise KFC and pray for the situation to get normal so that we can once again enjoy listening to the iconic tagline of KFC.
Sonu Sood Keeps His Promise, Opens A Martial Arts Training School For Pune’s ‘Warrior Aaji’
A few weeks back, video of Pune’s ‘Warrior Aaji’ while performing martial arts on street got viral on social media for her swift martial art and lathi skills. The fact that she is 85 years old and performs just like a young performer made her more popular. If you remember her, you must also be remembering the fact that Sonu Sood had tweeted that he wanted to open a martial arts school for her. Sonu Sood has kept his promise and our Warrior Aaji has a small martial arts school in Pune.
Sonu Sood’s tweet
As the video of 85-year-old Aaji got viral on social media, netizens began to praise her for her skills. She used to perform martial arts on the streets of Pune to sustain herself and her family. As her video got viral, it reached our hero Sonu Sood who tweeted that he wanted to open a martial arts school with her so that she could train the women of our country and teach them self defence measures. At that time, everyone praised Sonu Sood for this announcement. Though everyone was sure that Sonu Sood will keep his promise but no one knew that he will open a school for her so soon. He kept his promise and inaugurated her school on the holy occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi.
Reaction of Aaji
In a recent video, Aaji said that her dream has been fulfilled by Sonu and she has named her school after him. In another video, some kids are seen practising with her. She will be teaching methods of self-defence and martial arts to women and young girls in her school. The main idea of Sonu Sood was to enable her to train females in the art of self-defence with the support of Aaji. Even at the age of 85, Aaji’s gestures are quite active and swift. She is an inspiration for many.
One more humanitarian act by Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood, the real-life hero who has played a very important role and sending migrants to their home towns has proved once again that humanity is alive. On the basis of humanitarian concerns, he helped Aaji and set an example for every Indian to help others. This act of Sonu Sood has been gaining praise from the public through social media platforms.
This act of kindness done by Sonu Sood has made us believe in the existence of instincts of humanity among people. As now our Warrior Aaji has got her own martial arts school, we are quite sure that she will be producing more warriors and talented students in the field of martial arts. Also, Sonu’s dream of opening a school in which Aaji will train women in martial arts for self-defence is not too far. Aaji will be soon starting classes in her school. From this incident, this clear, India needs more Sonu Sood.