Basements to the aid of beleaguered Syrians
Living conditions in eastern Ghouta, Syria, have all the shades of hell. The family seen in the photo had been living largely underground as the Assad regime sought to gain control of key areas from the rebels. Several families have been living in their basement since their houses was damaged by bombs in February. They only make quick trips up to the main floor to use the bathroom. They don’t have access to a proper kitchen, so they make do in the basement. However, doing laundry poses a serious risk. It’s impossible to do it in the poorly-ventilated and humid basements, so they must go outside. In a silver lining, the children living in the basement bunkers still make time to play.
Not religion, but body hair, says comedian
Dina Hashem, a stand-up comedian based in New York City, shows how powerful a tool humour is. She talks about the real problems Arab women face and they are not religion or laws or Trump, rather body hair and the difficulty to find love. This video has more than 3 million views, 48,000 reactions and 7,000 shares. Her style involves a low-key delivery with dark observations about her life and Islamic upbringing.
Anushka cheering for Virat now a meme!
Playing at their home ground, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kings XI Punjab recently to register their first win in IPL 2018. But the limelight was stolen by RCB captain Virat Kohli’s wife and actor Anushka Sharma cheering for RCB. Not to miss the chance, twitterati created several memes, including one in which the actor is seen travelling on a Metro saying: “When u r the only one who didn’t get seat in the metro #RCBvKXIP”.