Politics to Entertainment, What's Buzzing Online

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart created a buzz online this week. Find out why.

Published: 23rd April 2016 03:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 03:53 AM   |  A+A-



Not just jhakkass, it’s mazedaar too!

When MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, R Aswhin and Queen Kangana Ranaut come in the same frame, ‘hungama’ toh hona hi hai.  The ‘fantastic’ four feature in Lyf smartphone’s latest ad. The ad shows birthday boy Ashwin watching Queen, and criticising picture quality, but he soon gets mesmerised when he gets the new smartphone and is able to see jhakkass Kangana. While the ad has brought a smile on the faces of their fans, it is behind the scenes clippings of the ad that has broken the internet. If Ashwin’s “Yeh picture quality bakwaas hai” is a reminder of Deepika Padukone’s accent in Chennai Express, Kohli’s mocking reply, “Tere Hindi se toh achha hai,’’ followed by the trio’s infectious laughter shows their amazing bonhomie. In another clipping, where Ashwin appears awestruck after being offered a brand new phone, Dhoni reacts hilariously by saying, “Bhool gaya dialogue.” Viewed nearly three lakh times, this video is one of the most hilarious videos starring Indian cricketers.

‘You’re Beautiful’

What’s beauty? Radhika Apte in a little over four minutes answers this question. Her poignant advice where she urges girls to dismiss norms set by society, especially the definition of ‘a well-behaved Indian girl,’ is already resonating among women. The video called “Find Your Beautiful” was uploaded on April 20 by Culture Machine’s YouTube channel Blush. In two days it has been viewed over a lakh times. The video shows Apte sorting old books where she chances upon an old photo of hers and begins pondering what would she advice would she give chhoti Radhika. Perhaps, talk less and study more, or not to cry after losing a competition or how terrific life would be in a few years? Actually just a couple of words, “You’re beautiful.” The video is also a wakeup call for all of us how not to live. “Apni zindagi ke chhote bade hisse kiraye pe mat dena.” Absolutely!

When NaMo met himself

This week was also special because our Prime Minister met himself at Delhi. Confused? What we mean is that PM Modi saw his wax statue before it was flown to London to take residence at the famous Madame Tussauds from April 28. The team for Tussauds has created three statues of Modi each to be displayed at their Singapore, Hong Kong and Bangkok museums. While Modi seemed pleased meeting his wax self, he did give few touchups to the statue. And as expected that set Twitter abuzz. While some said the inanimate Modi avatar to be “younger, taller and fairer” than the real life PM, someone tweeted “all I want is for someone to look at me the way Modi

looks at Wax Modi.”

When PM schooled a journo

Sometimes for his handsomeness and other times for his outspokenness about feminism, Justin Trudeau has always been internet’s beloved. This time he broke the internet with his explanation of quantum physics! Trudeau who was at Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario, to announce grants for the institute, was jokingly asked by one of the reporters to explain quantum physics. Though the reporter immediately attached his real question, one about ISIS, Trudeau being Trudeau began, “Very simply, normal computers work by …” The crowd burst into laughter and applause and a while later set the social media abuzz too. While the PM did a pretty good job explaining quantum physics, there have been reports suggesting that the interaction may not have been as impromptu as it appeared. But going by the number of times the video has been viewed, these allegation don’t seem to bother his admirers.

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