I’m ready to sell my ‘pyjama’ to buy MS Dhoni, says Shah Rukh Khan

Rising Pune Supergiant wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni guided now-defunct Chennai Super Kings to two Indian Premier League titles. The yellow brigade won the two trophies in 2010 and 2011 editions.

Two-time IPL winners CSK and 2008 champions Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL for two seasons – 2016 and 2017 – by the Supreme Court following their involvement in spot-fixing scandal.

With their suspension coming to an end, the players of all teams will go under the hammer in the IPL 2018 auction and the yellow brigade will aim to sign Dhoni once again.

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With the IPL 2018 auction months away, Kolkata Knight Riders owner and bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan has shown his desire to have Dhoni in his team next year.

“Yaar main toh usko apna Pyjama bech ke bhi kharid lun, wo aaye toh auction mein (I’m ready to sell my pyjama for buying MS Dhoni but that can happen only when he is available for auction right?),” Shahrukh Khan told Sporstwallah in an interview.

Dhoni hasn’t enjoyed a great run in the ongoing 10th edition. He has just one half-century to his name in 7 matches.

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Japan Have 10 Minutes to Prepare for a Nuclear Attack

North Korea might be talking about building missiles that can reach the United States, but Kim Jong Un’s regime already has lots of missiles that can reach Japan. So the Japanese government is preparing its citizens to be ready in case a missile comes their way — something that could come with less than 10 minutes’ warning.

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In the event of an attack, a document posted on the country’s civil protection site advises people to find the strongest concrete building possible or go underground. Then they should take cover under tables and stay away from windows, it says.

A ballistic missile would likely take around 10 minutes to travel 1,600 km (1,000 miles) from its launch pad in North Korea to Okinawa, it adds, citing a launch in February last year which took that length of time to fly over the Japanese island.

The warning comes as tensions ratcheted up between North Korea, its Asian neighbours and the US. ​The secretive communist state test-fired four ballistic missiles last month, three of which landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, just off the coast of the country.

It has subsequently emerged that the country’s civil defence website had 5.7 million visitors in the first 23 days of April — more than 14 times the usual monthly traffic.

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Japan’s early-warning system, which issues missile strike alerts to the population via loudspeaker and telephone has come under increased scrutiny amid the rising tensions.

In 1998, North Korea demonstrated that its missiles were capable of reaching Japan when it fired a missile to launch a satellite across Japanese territory that landed in its economic zone on the Pacific Ocean side.

Japan’s government has been briefing local authorities on what they should do if a missile lands in their area and urging them to hold evacuation drills.

Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have also surged in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, in the US, every member of the Senate was called to a White House briefing on the threat posed by North Korea last week.

Donald Trump triggered speculation he was planning a response in the event of another nuclear test by Pyongyang when he made hastily scheduled calls to Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and China’s President, Xi Jinping, over the weekend.

Mr Trump later told UN Security Council ambassadors “the status quo” was not acceptable and said the council must be ready to impose new sanctions.

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I Stand with Chetan Bhagat

It was just yesterday when I heard the news that an author named, Anvita Bajpai accused Chetan Bhagat for plagiarism. I won’t get into the detail of it, if you want to know the detailed news you can read it here!

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Well we all know, Chetan is the person who re-crafted the book industry when it was dying due to low book sales and when people were no longer interested in reading books. He made reading cool again! A lot of authors got a chance to showcase their talent because Chetan proved that a certain type of books can make huge money. He has made his way to the top of the hill on his own. Yeah, i know hating Chetan Bhagat has always been a trend! But before you troll him, we need to understand there can be millions of trolls but there is just one Chetan Bhagat.

Now coming back to allegation made by Anvita Bajpai, Just like her, or Chetan, a lot of people can have the same thought. Does it mean that they all did plagiarism? Or just if some real women faces the same situations like Anvita has wrote in her story does that mean, while writing the destiny of that certain women God did plagiarism?

Well I’m not saying that Anvita is wrong in her claims. She may have faced injustice. But stopping the sale of Chetan’s books is not right till the truth is out! And yes she says she hasn’t done this to get fame, well I hope not to get surprise if i see her book, ‘Life, Odds and Ends’ rising in the best-seller chart.

If she is right, she should get justice. But till the truth is out, I stand with Chetan Bhagat.

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Chetan Bhagat’s Success Story

Chetan Bhagat was born on 22 April 1974 in New Delhi, India.

He is an Indian author, columnist, screenwriter, television personality and motivational speaker, known for his English-language comedy-drama novels about young urban middle-class Indians.

His father was an army officer and his mother was a government employee in the agricultural department. His younger brother, Ketan Bhagat, is also a novelist.

He completed his school years at The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan in Delhi.

He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1995 and his MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1997.

Bhagat recounted in an interview with Newslaundry that he applied after his studies to the investment banking company Goldman Sachs, where he was finally selected after 27 internal interviews. Bhagat worked for Goldman Sachs in their Hong Kong office as an investment banker for nearly a decade.

Wrote Five Point Someone while in Hong Kong. When he got fired, he then had to move to Mumbai to focus full-time on his writing career.

He has been married to Anusha Suryanarayanan since 1998. She hails from Tamil Nadu and was his classmate at IIM Ahmedabad. He has two kids named Shyam and Ishaan.

Novels he has written till now:

Last year his another book named One Indian Girl was published

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He debuted as a screenplay writer with the 2014 film Kick.

Bhagat has columns in The Times of India and Hindustan Times.

Time magazine named him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

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Apart from writing,Chetan has worked on TV as well as scripted several Bollywood moives.He was a judge on the Voice of India Star Anchor Hunt. Chetan Bhagat also hosts 7 RCR on ABP news, which began airing 11 January 2014. The show features a series of biographies of India’s prime ministerial candidates.

Bhagat has recived wide recongnition across the multilingual and diverse Indian society, Such recognition is unprecedented for a an English language writer. Bhagat was interviewed on Comedy Nights with Kapil.

A movie based on his novel ‘Half girlfriend’ with the same title, is going to get released on 19th May 2017.

Among his other activities, Bhagat is known for delivering speeches on programmes organised by corporations, educational institutes, newspapers and media houses like Dainik Bhaskar, The Times of India and at other conferences apart from writing columns for the above.

He was the judge of the dance reality show Nach Baliye.

He was featured in Forbes India magazine as one of the top celebrities of India in 2016. He was listed 40th out of 100.

 

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Awards and Achievements

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Sale Of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘One Indian Girl’ Stopped After Claims Of Plagiarism By Anvita Bajpai

When Chetan Bhagat’s ‘seminal’ One Indian Girl came out last year, he gave a number of interviews claiming to have done extensive research to “think like a woman”. This was a first, he insisted, since he was writing in first person as a woman. He said he spoke to close to 125 women across various age groups and careers. He said he even waxed – his entire body  – to understand what being a woman is all about. However, author Anvita Bajpai is buying none of this.

“I don’t know about him getting waxed or not, but there is no depth in his understanding of women,” says Bajpai. 

Bajpai has leveled charges of Plagiarism against one of India’s most-read English authors and says she has obtained an order from a Bengaluru court to stop the sale of copies of One Indian Girl for now.

Bajpai says her book titled Life, Odds & Ends, which was published by LiFi publications in 2014, was her “baby”.

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“I had poured myself into it. It talked about the experience of an urban Indian working woman. The problems she faces, the choices she makes,” says the IIT and IIM graduate who lives in Bengaluru. 

Of the three short stories that make the book, Bajpai is fondest of the first one, titled ‘Drawing Parallels’.

“It’s about a modern, adventurous feminist who has two men in her life. One is her ex-boyfriend, with whom she has an extra-marital affair and the other her husband. Eventually, she settles for a third person,” says Bajpai.

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It’s this story, claims Bajpai, that was “plagiarised” by Bhagat as a template for One Indian Girl.

“You will see the theme is similar. The names of characters are the same, but they are used in different context. The situations are uncannily similar too,” she says.

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Chetan Bhagat’s One Indian Girl  is about Radhika Mehta, a 26-year-old investment banker with Goldman Sachs who, according to the book’s blurb is opinionated, earns a lot of money, has had sex before marriage and is now going to have an arranged marriage. We are introduced to her past lovers and her current fiancé, and the book is about who she ends up with.

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Bajpai alleges that  plot devices, like the use of a “wonder of a world” as an important backdrop of the story, has also been copied.

“In my story the heroine, Alia, is fed up with all the confusion and she takes a sabbatical to clear her mind, in One Indian Girl Radhika also does the same thing,” says Bajpai.

But why did it take such a long time for her to come out with this allegation given One Indian Girl was released in October 2016?

“I did not read the book for the longest time. It’s only after I read Facebook posts about its plot that it occurred to me that it’s uncannily similar to my story,” says Bajpai.

The other thing that bothers Bajpai, who identifies herself as an Indian feminist, is the way “Bhagat is trying to pass it of as a feminist book”.

“His characters don’t have the emotional depth. He may have used the template of my story but if you see his interviews, you will realise that he doesn’t have the basic understanding of the way a woman thinks,” she says.

Bajpai is seeking Rs 1 lakh in damages from Bhagat. But isn’t that a ridiculously low amount for something as serious as plagiarizing?

“I don’t want the money. I can make my own money. I demanded such a low amount because I wanted the world to know that I am not here for a quick buck. Actually, when I approached lawyers with my case, a lot of them told me that I should opt for out-of-court settlements. I didn’t want that. I wanted justice,” says Bajpai. 

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The court granted temporary injunction till the next hearing, restraining Bhagat and Rupa Publications from selling the novel.

Bhagat has maintained that the allegations were unfounded and said his book was based on Bajpai’s works in any way.

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In a Facebook post on Monday, Bhagat denied all the allegations and maintained that he had never read her work and that his work was always original.

“I write universal stories about everyday issues. This could be a misunderstanding and am sure will be clarified as what is being suggested is baseless. My publisher’s legal team will be taking appropriate steps,” he wrote.

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10 Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

1] Apple

Just 13 years ago, Apple was on the verge of bankruptcy.

But then – worried that it would be viewed as a monopoly without competition from Apple – Microsoft came to Apple’s rescue with a $150 million investment. Had that not happened the world may never have seen iPods, iPads, iPhones or iMacs.

But that was just the start of Apple’s return to glory. It’s a thing to be thought about how Apple was able to defy the odds and start the ultimate tech comeback.

2]General Motors

Once the world’s most revered automaker, GM faced disaster in the late 2000s when it filed for bankruptcy and laid off tens of thousands of workers. Which makes it all the more extraordinary that just a year after the federal government’s bailout plan earned it the -sarcastic nickname “Government Motors,” the company roared back to profitability. After trimming costs and killing its struggling Pontiac, Saturn, and Hummer divisions, GM went public again, raising roughly $20 billion. By the end of 2013, the government had sold off the last of its GM shares, capping a remarkable turnaround that saved an estimated 1.2 million jobs.

3]Marvel

Marvel has long been the comic-book world’s biggest player. But in the mid-1990s the comics market crashed, Marvel went broke, and there was no superpowers strong enough to stave off bankruptcy. But after restructuring, our hero changed its approach, focusing on movies rather than paper and ink. Today, Iron Man, the Avengers, Spider-Man, and X-Men are all billion-dollar franchises, and the company’s master plan–to connect many of its characters in a single cinematic universe–has turned it into one of pop culture’s most powerful brands.

4]Starbucks

Sometimes too much success can mean trouble. In the 2000s Starbucks over-expanded, -diluting profits and damaging the brand (not every corner needs a Starbucks). By late 2008 net income had fallen dramatically, cutting the stock price in half. Later they worked on it and had a great comeback.

5]Old Spice

Once just a crusty old bottle in your dad’s bathroom, Old Spice–with Wieden+Kennedy–created a marketing juggernaut that propelled it to the top of its category. There were some ads that made Old Spice new again.

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6]CBS

With a prime-time lineup full of snoozy grandparent bait like Murder, She Wrote and Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, the Tiffany Network sank to last place in the mid-1990s. That changed after CBS hired Leslie Moonves away from Warner Bros. TV, where he’d green-lighted such shows as the zeitgeist-defining Friends. The Moonves era has produced a slew of huge hits–CSI, Survivor, Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory–and CBS is now the nation’s most-watched network.

7]Nintendo

We all know about Pokemon Go, don’t we? We all know the originator of our favourite game.But once this founder was about to shut down.

Nintendo dominated the video-game world in the ’80s and ’90s with products like the Game Boy, but in the early 2000s Sony and Microsoft launched the PS2 and Xbox, and Nintendo’s response–an under-powered purple box that screamed “me-too product”–was a flop. Then Nintendo embraced its individuality with the DS, DS Lite, and Wii, each of which would go on to sell around 100 million units worldwide.

8]DISNEY Animation

Disney may be the best-known name in children’s entertainment, but its once-revered animation division began the 21st century in a major slump. After ’90s successes such as The Lion King, the studio started churning out duds like Hercules and Fantasia 2000. The result was a major downsizing in the early 2000s. But after Disney acquired Pixar in 2006 and Ed Catmull and John Lasseter took charge, the studio roared back with hits like Tangled and last year’s world-dominating Frozen.

9]Netflix

The announcement went out in the summer of 2011: “We will no longer offer a plan that includes both unlimited streaming and DVDs by mail.” Subscribers would have to join two separate services–one of them ludicrously dubbed Qwikster–and pay $16 a month instead of $10. The ensuing backlash and exodus stunned investors; more than 800,000 customers fled Netflix in a single quarter, sending its stock plunging from $300 a share to around $65 by year’s end. Netflix quickly scrapped Qwikster and apologized, but the company only truly recovered from the gaffe with original series such as House of Cards, which launched in 2013. Soon profit was skyrocketing, stock hit $400 per share, and Amazon and Hulu were working furiously to catch up.

10]Lego

“Everything is awesome?” Not for the toymaker in the 1990s, when Lego was suffering due to the rise of video games and other competition. In 1998, the company lost money for the first time. Then Jørgen Vig Knudstorp stepped in as CEO in 2004, and things started to snap into place. Knudstorp cut costs and introduced soon-to-be-popular Lego lines like Ninjago. It worked: By 2013, Lego was the world’s most profitable toymaker.

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