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Ten Days Collections Of Megastar's Syeraa October 12, 2019 13:14

Megastar Chiranjeevi has been focused on his magnum opus Syeraa which is made on a massive budget of Rs 200 crores and is based on the life story of freedom fighter Uyyalavada Narasimha Reddy. Surendar Reddy directed the movie and Nayanthara is the leading lady in this periodic drama that is set before the independence. Amitabh Bachchan, Anushka, Jagapathi Babu, Tamannaah, Vijay Sethupathi and Kicha Sudeep. Syeraa collected a theatrical share of Rs 94.02 crores in ten days across AP and Telangana. The movie has been raking decent revenues across the Telugu states even after the completion of the holiday season. Amit Trivedi is the music composer and Konidela Production Company bankrolled this prestigious project. Here are the ten days collections of Syeraa: Nizam: Rs 28.60 Cr Ceeded: Rs 16.95 Cr Vizag: Rs 14.41 Cr East: Rs 7.88 Cr West: Rs 6.07 Cr Guntur: Rs 9.03 Cr Krishna: Rs 6.90 Cr Nellore: Rs 4.18 Cr AP and Telangana: Rs 94.02 Cr

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Varun Tej Busy in Bombay With Boxing Training? October 12, 2019 12:57

Mega Prince Varun Tej is on a break after a super hit like Gaddalakonda Ganesh. The film ended up as a decent hit and Varun's transformation, performance received top class response. The actor signed his next film which is a sports drama and is directed by debutant Kiran Korrapati. The film got its official launch and the regular shoot commences from January 2020. Varun Tej will be seen essaying the role of a boxer in this untitled film. As per the update, Varun Tej is heading to Mumbai for a two-month rigorous training in boxing. Varun will also get a lean, ripped look to suit the role of a boxer. He will be trained under the supervision of experts before he starts shooting for the film. The female lead and other actors, technicians are being finalized currently. Allu Bobby along with Sidhu Mudda will produce this prestigious project.

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Indian Professionals Can Apply For US Work VISA 90 Days Prior To Employment October 12, 2019 11:01

Acquiring US Work VISA has been a problem for many, especially making it hard for them to manage through. With the building relationship between PM Narendra Modi and President Trump, things are changing and evolving with time. According to the US Embassy in New Delhi, it has been directed that the Indian applicants easily apply for the work VISA in US 90 days before they are set to join their employment. The embassy took to twitter to announce this major change around the US Work VISA. The tweet suggested saying "Applying for your work #USvisa? You can apply up to 90 days before the employment start date noted on your I-797 form."The form of I-797 was issued to help with the communication between the applicants as well as the immigration benefit that comes along with it. The Work VISA for the United States has been one of the major factors in the US-India bilateral ties. In comparison to that, the H-1B is possibly the most important and sought after VISAs by the Indian professionals. The US companies make use of the H-1B VISA to be able to employ the foreign and international professionals for their projects. These kinds of the US Work VISA do include speciality occupations that require skilled technical as well as theoretical expertise.By Somapika Dutta

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9 Famous Celebrities Who Have Come Out In 2019 October 11, 2019 15:24

It’s October 11th, 2019 which is considered as the National Coming Out day. With the society changing its course over the last few years, people are becoming more receptive of other people irrespective of how they define their sexuality. India just legalized homosexuality this year and that itself is a very big breakthrough for the country.Following so many changes happening, we thought, on this special day, we will list out all the famous celebrities who have come out in 2019 so far. Anthony Bowens                        (Image source from: pinknews.co.uk)Anthony Bowens came out as bisexual back in 2017 but over the recent turn of events, in an YouTube video with his boyfriend, Bowens came out as gay in 2019. In a sentence, he said that he now prefers to be labeled as gay, stating that he no longer feels uncomfortable stating who he is supposed to be. Bowens said, “Most people who come out say they had a moment in their youth when they figured out something was different. They just knew they were gay. I never had one of those moments."Ben Platt                        (Image source from: billboard.com)Following so many speculations surrounding his sexuality, Ben Platt finally set the record straight following the release of his single “Ease my Mind” which starred Charlie Carver who is an openly gay actor. While conceptualizing his singles and the theme for the music video, Platt revealed in an interview conducted with People Magazine that he wanted it to be raw and true.And that was to describe the songs written for the man that he was in love with back then. He said that he has been out to his family and friends since he was 12 years old, so it wasn’t something he was ashamed of.Lilly Singh                         (Image source from: ew.com)Popular YouTuber and now a Late night show host, Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman came out as bisexual with a casual tweet stating “female, coloured, bisexual.” The tweet left everyone in a frenzy, making her fans shower her with all the love and support that she needed. Lilly has time and time empowered people to accept themselves for who they are and it is beautiful to see that she is finally following through her own words. According to her, she said that the ride hasn’t been smooth and that she has struggled with ups and downs through the process but she is starting to embrace them as her superpowers now. Sam Smith                         (Image source from: independent.co.uk)The “Too Good At Goodbyes” singer came out as genderqueer and non-binary in one of his interviews back in March with Jameela Jamil. The singer dated Brandon Flynn, the 13 Reasons Why star but then broke up a few months later. The Oscar winning singer went out to reveal that he is finally comfortable and happy being out and free.Explaining his thoughts on gender and labeling it, Sam said "You do not identify in a gender. You are a mixture of all these different things. You are your own special creation. That is how I take it. I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between—somewhat on the spectrum."Ariana Grande                         (Image source from: toyotacenter.com)Even though the pop star didn’t necessarily come out, she released a song with her best friend Victoria Monet titled Monopoly where the lyrics say “I like women and men” which sparked the rumours that the star could be bisexual.Addressing one of the tweets made, Ariana said that she has never felt the need to label her sexuality and she is not going to do so in the future as well. So, no, we don’t know what Ariana labels herself as. It is completely on her terms and what she is comfortable with.Tyler Blackburn                        (Image source from: pinknews.co.uk)With so many questions popping around, nobody was ready to take in the news when Tyler Blackburn, the popular ‘Pretty Little Liars’ star came out as bisexual. He came out with an interview with The Advocate. He said that he is queer and that he has always identified himself as bisexual since he was a teenager. He said that playing someone queer on screen was one of the stepping stones to his coming out. He could feel every last emotion of the character he played. He connected well with him. We definitely can’t control out emotions either, Tyler.Dan Howell                         (Image source from: tubefilter.com)The famous YouTuber, Dan Howell came out to his audience via an YouTube video titled “Basically I am Gay”. He released the video on June this year, coinciding with the Pride month. He went on to his twitter to address everything with a long post as well, making it known to people how he identifies his sexuality.Howell said that coming out does make it seem like a second chapter in life for him. He has always wondered how it would be if the world changes around for the better and he feels it’s the right time to acknowledge yourself for who you are. Willow Smith                        (Image source from: youtube.com)Willow Smith, who is a popular American singer and songwriter as well as the daughter of the popular actor, Will Smith finally opened up about her thoughts on sexuality, telling that she likes men and women just as passionately. She also shared her views on polyfidelitous relationships.Willow said that she believes a lot on the emotional connections and if she went and found a man and a woman she connected well with emotionally and sexually, she wouldn’t have the need to find anyone else. Lil Nas X                        (Image source from: kiss925.com)Montero Lamar Hill, professionally known as Lil Nas X is a popular rapper, singer and songwriter. He took to twitter to finally come out and state the same to his followers and audience. He came out as gay. He has always wanted to do things on his own terms and accord and this was the last straw that helped him reach that pinnacle of freedom.Coming out is not an easy process and should never be forced upon. It is your thing. Do it only when you are comfortable letting other people know. On this National Coming Out Day, we thought we’d share some of the celebrities who recently came out and embraced themselves out to the public.By Somapika Dutta

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Indian-Origin Environmentalists Launch Campaign In UAE October 11, 2019 14:43

The growing threat to the environment and climate is on the rise. With Greta Thunberg leading the way to mitigate the global climate crisis, men and women alike from across the world are joining hands to provide a better future for the coming generation. Addressing this, the Indian Ladies Association (ILA) which is an UAE based community welfare body has recently launched a year long campaign to contribute their part to protecting and preserving the environment. They are working on a series of initiatives. Some of them include the collection of the discarded papers, e-waste, cleaning of the beaches as well as afforestation.  The same is going to be held in Abu Dhabi.In one of the conducted interviews by the Gulf News, the President of ILA, Sunita Wagle said that they have collected over 500 kg of paper from the community. The same included the basic magazine papers to office papers, books, notebooks, paper bags and even the newspaper copies. The main objective of ILA is to fire through sustainable environment associated programs and campaigns and creates social awareness in the designated community every month. The same would go on to happen throughout the year while educating people about the importance of saving the environment and seeking their participation in making this an even greener place. Wagle further shared saying that they have the motto to launch their plantation program by the end of October which will focus on encouraging people to plant more of the ghaf as well as neem trees. Following the planting of the trees, the organization will also take care of the irrigation as well. ILA does provide a platform for the community to take the much needed step forward to bring forth changes and better impacts on the environment and reverse the negative impacts of climate change as well. Not just the elite class, the ILA is also focused around educating the labourers as well. They are going to visit many of the labour camps to give saplings as part of their campaign as well.By Somapika Dutta

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Healthy and Tasty Vegetable Sandwich Recipe October 11, 2019 11:00

Want to try some healthy and tasty sandwich recipe? Then try this Vegetable Sandwich which you can easily prepare for your loved once. This dish has a nice texture, flavor and aroma. This dish is prefect after school time snack for your kid’s. Try this tasty sandwich at your home. Ingredients To Be Blended Into A Smooth Green Chutney 1 cup roughly chopped coriander (dhania) 1/4 cup shredded spinach (palak) 1 1/2 tbsp roughly chopped green chilies 1 1/2 bread slices , torn into pieces 1/2 tsp lemon juice salt to taste 2 tbsp water For The Sandwich Masala 2 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera) 2 tsp cloves (laung / lavang) 2 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) 1 tbsp black peppercorns (kalimirch) 4 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) 1 star anise (chakri phool) 4 tsp black salt (sanchal) 2 tsp rock salt 4 tsp dried mango powder (amchur) Other Ingredients 8 bread slices butter for brushing 4 tsp green chutney 20 cucumber slices 16 boiled potato slices sandwich masala for sprinkling 16 tomato slices 12 boiled beetroot slices 8 sliced onions Directions For the sandwich masala1.Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorns, fennel seeds and star anise and dry roast on a low flame for 2 to 3 minutes and keep it aside to cool.2.Once cooled, transfer to a blender and blend to a fine powder.3.Transfer the powder into a bowl, add the black salt, rock salt and dried mango powder and mix it nicely.For Green Chutney4.In a blender, add chopped coriander, shredded spinach, chopped green chilies, bread slice, lemon juice, salt, and 2 tbsp of water and keep it aside.How to proceed5.Trim off the edges of each bread slice and apply some butter and ½ tsp of chutney on it and keep it aside.6.Place a slice of bread, with the buttered-chutney side facing upwards, on a clean and dry surface.7.Arrange 5 cucumber slices, 4 potato slices and sprinkle some sandwich masala evenly over it.8.Arrange 4 tomato slices, 3 beetroot slices, 2 onion slices and again sprinkle some sandwich masala evenly over it.9.Cover it with another slice of bread, with the buttered-chutney side facing downwards and press it lightly.10.Cut into 6 equal pieces, place it on a plate and apply some butter evenly over it.Serve it with chilled lemonade and enjoy its flavor and taste.By Meghna Nath

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Pawan Kalyan's Comeback: Ram Charan to Produce the Film? October 10, 2019 17:11

Megastar Chiranjeevi tested his luck with his magnum opus Syeraa which is made on a massive budget and is produced by his son Ram Charan. Both Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan are extremely happy with the film's response and the collections. Ram Charan is in plans to produce prestigious films on his production house Konidela Production Company. Chiranjeevi and Charan recently discussed of roping in Pawan Kalyan for his comeback film. Pawan Kalyan will make his comeback next year. Ram Charan recently met Pawan Kalyan and discussed about producing his comeback film. Pawan responded on a positive nod and asked Charan to go ahead. Ram Charan is currently in hunt for the director and right script that suits Pawan Kalyan. An official announcement would be made next year once things are finalized. Pawan Kalyan also has commitments for several top producers and he is in plans to honor them before he turns busy with the 2024 polls.

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Aspirin May Help With Air Pollution Harms October 10, 2019 14:09

If you thought aspirin is just there to help you with your headache, you are definitely in for a ride. The new studies have provoked better understanding with the importance of the same in handling the overall health and well being of an individual. A new study conducted by the Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health is the first to point out the fact that the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin reduce the impacts of the air pollution exposure on the lungs and the respiration in general. For conducting the study, the researchers did analyze a subset of data collected around from 2280 male participants located around the greater Boston area. They had to undertake certain tests to check for their lung functions. The average of the involved participants in the study was 73 years. To understand the progress, the researchers examined the relation between the test results, the NSAID usage along with the ambient particulate matter preceding the conducting of the test. While conducting the test, the researchers also kept in mind certain factors including the health status of the subject along with the test of whether or not they are a smoker. Upon investigation, the researchers did find that the usage of the NSAID did halve the effect of the particulate matter on the lung function. The association between the same was consistent across all the four weekly air pollution measurements that were done around four weeks from the lung function test. Owing to the fact that majority of the people involved in the study took aspirin, the researchers believe that the modifying effects are because of the same. They also need to find whether the non-aspirin NSAIDs have the same kind of impacts on the body and the lung function or not. The mechanism of relief for the condition is still a mystery. But, the researchers believe that the same could be because of the fact that the aspirin helps mitigate the unnecessary inflammation caused because of the air pollution. Xu Gao, PhD, a post-doctoral research scientist in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia Mailman School who is also the corresponding author to the study said that aspirin and NSAIDs may protect the lungs from the short term spikes in the air pollution. It is not the only source you need to rely on though. It is necessary and important that you do focus on minimizing your exposure to air pollution which is responsible for enhancing the risks associated with cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Andrea Baccarelli, MD, PhD, chair of the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Columbia Mailman School, who is the senior author of the study said that while the environmental policies have made a lot of progress towards the overall reduction in the pollution across the world, it is possible for the short time spikes even in the areas which have a lower grade of air pollution. It is this reason why it is necessary to identify the harm caused and find better ways to mitigate the same. There have also been prior studies conducted which suggest that Vitamin B could be a very well sorted mode of treatment in addition to aspirin to combat the negative impacts of air pollution on our lung function.By Somapika Dutta

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Indian Travelers Spent A Total Of 15.8 Billion In Sales While Travelling To US October 10, 2019 11:30

Travel VISAs have been on the rise for the United States and the same is being reflected on the kind of sales that the country has been experiencing. If you had the notion that Indians went to just explore around, you are mistaken. Indian travelers purchase and contribute to the economy there.Jason Pacheco, who is the Global Trade Development Consultant for Brand USA which is a reputed marketing organization in the United States suggested that Indian travelers are important for the US economy. He has been in the travel and tourism industry for over 25 years now and is responsible for overlooking the global trade strategy for India. If the statistics are to be believed, in between the time frame of January to May this year, around 606,841 Indians travelled to the United States on a travel VISA. The numbers are 4.04% more than what it was last year. Among that, 42% of the travelers are families with children below the age cohort of 18 years and 28% of them are solo travelers. In a chat conducted with Telegraph India, Jason Pacheco opens up about the importance of Indian travelers for the economy of the United States. He also shed some light on the changing nature of the Indian travelers as well. He was asked a few questions which he then went on to answer to provide with a better understanding of the trade relations around the two countries. When asked how important the India is as a market to them, Pacheco said that India has always been a very important market for them. Given the new budding relationships between PM Narendra Modi and President Trump, the same is opening up better relationships and partnerships between India and US. As the prospect of the commerce with India increases, he believed that the travel will increase as well. Pacheco believes that new opportunities are all set to open up pretty soon. The number of Indian travelers is increasing every year and they expect that the numbers will go up to 1.9 million by 2023. He further provided figures saying that the Indian tourists are the number 10 in travel and the number 5 in terms of spending. Pacheco was further asked about the travel sectors that he is targeting. He said that things have changed over time. While people before looked up flights to US to visit their friends and families, things are changing up now. They are visiting to get a vacation and a break which is pretty amazing. He suggests that the 10 year multiple entry VISA really does come handy.As the one managing the Indian travelers, he wants the travelers to come multiple times in these 10 years time. Things are changing, so it is important that they target the travelers to different parts around in the US rather than them being stuck in a specific portion only. It is not just the travelers, there are several Indian students who have family visiting who then travel around US to explore the place with their kids. When asked how the Indian travelling prospects have changed over the course of years, Pacheco said that the visiting family and friends aspect have changed by a lot. While people travelling before came to visit and then stay with their friends and family and spend time with them, the same has changed now. The Indian travelers who visit now tend to stay for a few days and then go around and explore the different parts of the state they are in. They take up the necessary recommendation and hit the roads to explore the place around. This wasn’t a very common thing back in the days. This contributes to the regional travel pick up, he says. In addition to that, the driving holidays are also increasing, meaning that people are preferring to go out on road trips rather than staying localized in a spot. This has spiked up the rental car business because that is a booming trend now. Since Indians love nature and explore natural places, the national parks and the nature related spots around US is also gaining a booming momentum. Unlike before, the Indian travelers are actually stepping out of the house and the place around and exploring the state that they are visiting. To help the Indian travelers gauge a better holiday or visit, Pacheco was asked if he wanted to share some insights. He suggested that one check out the food journey through the country. It is not just the place, the Michelin star restaurants are too good to miss out on. Try out these spots and even the bout of street food as well as the food trucks and the farm food experiences that the country has to offer.By Somapika Dutta

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5 Ways That Can Help Stop And Prevent Bullying October 09, 2019 17:57

October 9th is celebrated as the National Stop Bullying Day and what better day to talk about the ways to stop bullying that today, right? Contrary to popular belief, bullying does have a grave impact on a kid’s overall mental and physical well being. The constant string of curse words and the silent beating can take a toll on an individual’s mental health, making it hard to analyse the kind of impacts one is leaving behind.All that being said, bullying is a serious matter than needs very delicate analysis. You just can’t ramble a kid and make them confess the kind of constant torture that they are experiencing in school. Personal struggles aside; it is often very tough for people to acknowledge that they are the weaker ones who are constantly being played with.In such situations, knowing the ways to stop bullying can definitely help save a life that you didn’t even think was possible. Pay close attentionThe very first and possibly the most important way to get rid of the condition of bullying is by paying attention. If you have someone in your friends or family suddenly changes their demeanor, it could possibly be a red alert for something you need to pay close attention to. Not just the behaviour, if you have been witnessing your kid coming home with bruises that weren’t there in the morning, ask them. It could be that they fell down while playing but if that isn’t the case, you need to make an intervention to get them out of the dark pits of this. Paying attention can help save lives that you didn’t even know needed saving. Talk to someone close to you and ask them what’s bothering them. Sometimes, it is the little changes that make all the difference. Take it seriouslyOne of the primary reasons why bullying is such a massive point of concern is because many parents and friends don’t take it seriously. If your kid is coming and telling you that they are being bullied at school, you need to take that seriously. For the most part, it does become a lot harder for people to manage the condition.If you have been approached by your kid, telling you that they have been experiencing such kind of things at school, you need to take a step back and assess things. Don’t blame your kid saying they are the weak ones. Nobody should use violence to tame violence. If your kid is coming and telling you their problems, you need to make an intervention.Let them know that they are being heard. This itself will cut down a lot of the problems and can help assure the kid of their safety.Don’t stay silentOne of the primary reasons why bullying is becoming so extensive in schools and universities is because of the lack of retaliation. Kids often see their school mate or class mate getting bullied by the “popular” bunch of kids in the school but say nothing in fear that they will start getting beaten up.This is where the problem is. If you stand up as an unity against 2-3 kids who are bullying a child, they won’t have the power over you. Outnumber them because that is the best way to stop bullying. Once they know that the “silent and polite” kids aren’t alone, they won’t have the courage to do anything against that.Don’t stay silent when you see a kid being bullied. Stand up against the bullies and if possible, get more people to be on your side. Use your calming natureWhen you are trying to intervene a situation or an act of bullying, don’t lash out on the other student. Instead, stay calm and try and find ways that can help in managing the situation better.Violence is never the answer and that is something you need to understand as well. Once you know that, it does become a lot easier for you to handle the situation without any issues as such. Talk to the bully about why they are beating a kid and try and take them away from the situation. This itself does cut down on a lot of the issues altogether. Listen firstMany people have the habit of judging before listening to what the problem is. This is where the problem arises. If you want to effectively get rid of the problem of bullying, you need to listen first.Listening goes both ways. You need to make the bully sit down and talk as well as the kid being bullied. Listening to both the sides of the stories can effectively help in getting a better look at the broader picture. Once you know what the problem is, approaching for the intervention becomes a lot easier for you. When it comes to the ways to stop bullying, it all comes to the situation at hand. There is not a standard specimen for you to follow through. You need to look through the possibilities at hand and then assess the damage caused and then find ways to mitigate the problem. For the most part, it all depends on how well you handle the situations. Don’t let violence take its course. Be calm and understand what is causing the problem and plan an intervention accordingly.By Somapika Dutta

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