There are some days when all you want to do is lie on the bed and binge-watch a show or just introspect and reflect on your life for hours. We all go through these days when we are at our least productive. It could last an entire day or even pan out for over a month. […]
* Growing incidence of online abuse and threat bring to the fore how abuse and rape threats are increasingly going online. * Threats are being used as a tool to silence women, and even men, who speak out against issues or are perceived to be anti-national.
The hashtag, which appears to have started several days ago, has exploded. But in addition to being extremely time-consuming for anyone who takes part and providing some beautiful images for anyone paying attention, what’s it all about?
The clip is from the 2014 All India Bakchod (AIB) roast in which Johar is mocking the dark skin colour of the comedian Ashish Shakya. The reference is to Zahara Marley, who was adopted by Jolie.
Bollywood lyricist, scriptwriter and activist, Varun Grover recently created a buzz on social media after he shared a picture of him with his cat, where his nails were painted. On his part, Grover wrote how not wearing nail paint seems to be one of the final frontiers of masculinity. “Long hair, ear studs, sensitivity, have all been accepted by men as unisex, but nail paint is still crossing a line,” Grover wrote.
A woman, who gets regular deliveries from Amazon, was surprised by her husband for her birthday with a custom-made cake in the shape of a delivery box.
The photo, which seems to depict Jesus wearing a cassock with his arms outstretched, was compared by some social media users to the statue of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro.
YouTube is the second biggest social media platform in the world with millions of people from around the world logging in to watch their favourite videos. In India, using YouTube as a career option is a relatively new idea, but it seems to be catching on quickly. Comedy is something that always sells and Amit Bhadana knows exactly how to sell it.
An adorable picture put up by American Singer Pink, where she and her children are seen enjoying a day out with a pelican, went horribly wrong after trolls started to target them. Pointing out to the fact that her son was not wearing a diaper, trolls even slammed the singer for circumcising her son. Pink, who is a regular on Instagram and often posts her family pictures, hit back at them, “’There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. ...
Smartphone usage can cause stress and anxiety because we are expected to be constantly connected. Although convenient, smartphones can overwhelm its user with the demand for constant connectivity. Back when mobile phones used to be a source for communication than entertainment, it was only a few with whom we interacted on a daily basis.
A post that is going viral on various social media platforms quotes Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan as saying, “I’ll leave the country if Pakistanis artists are banned.” This has been shared on many Facebook pages, and by several users, and has also appeared on Twitter. The relations between India and Pakistan have deteriorated drastically ever since the Pulwama attack in which more than 40 CRPF jawans were killed. In the wake of the dreadful attack, All India Cine Workers Association announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in the Indian film industry on February 18, 2019.
More than a million posts of people taking part in the challenge have appeared on the platform Weibo in the last two weeks
The constant barrage of perfectly filtered photos that appear on Instagram are bound to knock many people’s self-esteem, while obsessively checking your Twitter feed just before bed could be contributing towards poor quality of sleep. Here are six ways that social media could be negatively affecting your mental health without you even realising.
Radhika Apte was recently slut-shamed by trolls for wearing a bikini and posing with her husband during a holiday in Goa. Not one to bow down, though, the spunky actress gave it back to the trolls by asking a very pertinent question, “Do people expect me to wear a saree on the beach?” Radhika joins a long list of actresses who have been subject to abuses by internet trolls for wearing what they wish to, where they wish to. Actors constantly update their social media profiles and put up pictures.
When Mack Brown first saw Jacqueline Laurean Yates on his friend’s Instagram, he was captivated. He tried to get her attention, eventually DM'ing her to ask her out, and the rest is history.
One of the more prominent messages seen during Wednesday's nationwide school walkout was #MSDStrong, which was emblazoned on maroon T-shirts. So where did everyone get their apparel for a good cause?
A wink picturised on a Mapilla song from Kerala made a hitherto unknown girl from Thrissur, Priya Prakash Varrier, an overnight sensation. Priya even had a fatwa issued against her, while an FIR was filed against the song, which is sung by Muslims from North Kerala, for hurting Muslim sentiments.
Admit it, we all have searched for our old flames on Facebook, and not always does that mean we are pining for a long lost love. Often, it is out of simple curiosity; some of us even take a sadistic pleasure in seeing how they have changed over the years, their once desirable looks giving way to something less appealing — sombre faces with midlife crisis written all over them. But then, there are some really exciting stories of virtual reunions that have happened all because of social media.
Almost a decade ago as Sonam Kapoor graced the cover of Vogue magazine, Shobhaa De didn’t wait to tweet, “Sonam just doesn’t cut it in the sex appeal stakes”. In another equally mindless tweet, Shobha types, “Never understood what the beautiful, intense, sensitive Smita Patil saw in the Blabbering Babber. Maybe he fed her 12 rupee meals?” The tweet came off as an unsavory one as Smita Patil isn’t amongst us to provide a well-deserved retort to the author’s insensitive rant.
It was also revealed that the man had been harassing many other children like this. Children, today, have unlimited access to the internet and social media right from a young age, hence, incidents like the one in Bangalore have, unfortunately, become common place. While, it is impossible to monitor their activities all the time, and nothing is fail proof, it becomes all the more important as parents to ensure that you try and protect your children from cyber criminals.
Aly Raisman has spoken out about body shaming before, but a recent incident that she aired on Twitter was particularly egregious. On Wednesday, the two-time Olympian shared on social media that TSA staffers made comments about her muscles while making her way through airport security.
Social media has a tendency of blowing things up and spreading rumours like wildfires. While some are harmless, other rumours, such as the frequent celebrity death hoaxes that do the rounds, tend to be quite sick and gruesome. Some people create such rumours as a joke or a prank, while others use them as a means of driving traffic to websites which are monetised by ads. What ever be the reason, over the years, these death hoaxes have become more elaborate and believable, with photographic and video evidences attached.From Katrina Kaif and Baba Ramdev to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan a number of people – celebrities and others in news – have had their deaths written about on social media. We take a look at some of these famous personalities who have fallen prey to death hoaxes.Photos credit: Wiki Creative Commons Bollywoodhungama.com
Social media has a tendency of blowing things up and spreading rumours like wildfires. While some are harmless, other rumours, such as the frequent celebrity death hoaxes that do the rounds, tend to be quite sick and gruesome. Some people create such rumours as a joke or a prank, while others use them as a means of driving traffic to websites which are monetised by ads. Over the years, these death hoaxes have become more elaborate and believable, with photographic and video evidences attached. From Katrina Kaif and Baba Ramdev to Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Amitabh Bachchan a number of people – celebrities and others in news – have had their deaths written about on social media.