Tuesday, July 31, 2018

It's goddamn crazy!

1. Jumping out of a moving vehicle and dancing on the road doesn't sound like a great idea. But for the thousands of people around the world dancing to American rapper, Drake's "In My Feelings" song, it's just another craze to be part of.

2. The rise of the "In My Feelings" challenge has been hard to ignore. Also referred to as the "Keke" or "Kiki" challenge, the viral stunt has had people around the world getting out of moving cars and getting down low on the street to the lyrics, "Kiki, do you love me? Are you riding? Say you'll never ever leave beside......."

How did it all start?

3. Inspired by Drake's song, American comedian Shiggy posted a video in June doing the dance. It triggered a global movement but as the craze spread, Shiggy's original moves were replaced with far more dangerous ones.

4. In recent weeks, some unlucky participants have been run over, fined or badly injured. An American teen fractured her skull after accepting the challenge at a roundabout. A woman was robbed as she concentrated on her moves while other oblivious dancers have tripped over potholes.

5. And it's not just humans. Cows, camels, goats and dogs have become the unlikely stars of the hugely popular video. The police in Spain have declared that the challenge is getting out of hand and shared a compilation video showing people falling out of vehicles and dancing directly into lamp posts.

6. In India, it's the Bangalore police that has issued a warning to people against taking up the challenge and have said that disturbance to traffic shall not be tolerated!

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The Crossover of Mamata Banerjee.

7. Mamata Banerjee has been accused of inciting hate and tension among communities in a police complaint filed by three workers of the BJP's youth wing in Dibrugarh, hours after she warned of a "Civil war and bloodbath" over the NRC list promulgated in Assam that pin pointed 40 lakh people as foreign migrants.

8. What gives her away regarding the changing stance is a television grab of her speech in Parliament, as an MP in 2005, lambasting the Bangladeshi refugees in her state asking the then government to take immediate action to send them back to their country. At that point of time, it was the CPM that was ruling West Bengal and it needed the vote bank. Thirteen years later, it's her Trinamool Congress that's in power there and it's desperately clinging on to that very same vote bank!


The visual media has been monitoring the water level in the Idukki dam site down to every millimetre. Wonder why it's trying to whip up a fear psychosis among the people?

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