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  • Pakistan "completely rejects" Indian claim of cross-border strikes

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  • This Pakistani Comedian Has the Best & Most Hilarious Reasons Why India-Pak Should Not Go to War

    Amidst increasing tension after the Uri terror attack and the surgical strikes on terrorist camps, a Karachi-based comedian Shehzad Ghias Shaikh took to Facebook to share reasons why he thinks India and Pakistan should not go on war. “Why are some people in Pakistan suggesting we go to war with India? They are the only country in the world with Katrina Kaif. Have they not seen her mango drink advertisements?” he asks. In a Facebook post that went viral after he posted it on September 22, Shehzad also gives hilarious alternatives to war like, “Tahir Shah and Himesh Reshamiya can have a singing competition. There is potential for superhit duets like Eyes dikhla ja and Dil kee soorkh deewaron par eyes hai teri teri.” In times when terror and hatred seem to have the upper hand, a humorous take on the issue should bring a sense of respite and hope for those who are looking forward to friendship. Read the post here: Why go to war with India? Why are some people in Pakistan suggesting we go to war with India? They are the only... Posted by Shehzad Ghias Shaikh on  Thursday, September 22, 2016 Why go to war with India? Why are some people in Pakistan suggesting we go to war with India? They are the only country in the world with Katrina Kaif. Have they not seen her mango drink advertisements? On the other hand, India too should be mindful about escalating tensions on the Line of Control. If we ask Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar to come back, Indian ladies will have to go back to swooning over the likes of Sunil Shetty and Ajay Devgan. India and Pakistan should share a friendlier border so that it is easier for Sania Mirza to travel back and forth between her sasural and maika. Maybe that way, Shoaib Malik might also get a chance to play a little cricket while Sania is away visiting her parents. We have lived next to each other as neighbours for 67 years now. Sure, when I moved into my own neighbourhood, I would throw lemons at my neighbour and he would play cricket on my porch claiming that he had rights over it; but we eventually found a way to live together. Now, we are living off the sugar and potatoes borrowed from each other every other day. We even get together and gossip about the neighbourhood. India and Pakistan should do the same; discussing how Bangladesh is now old enough to get married and find a reasonable superpower suitor for her or how they saw Sri Lanka shopping at Sunday Bazaar despite claiming she only wears “designer joras”. If either sees that the Chinese ambassador is sneaking into the embassy late every night, they can conjecture over what new country it might be having an affair with. India and Pakistan should also do the number one thing that makes a neighbour just the absolute best: sending leftover biryani from functions at their house. Households in both countries have forged friendships with their neighbours and healthy communities. You can even say that it is a Kahani Ghar Ghar Ki. If India feels that they have the upper hand right now and they can exploit that, it should not forget that Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahoo Thi. They should become a good Humsafar to us rather than acting like Mera Sultan. And if both the countries keep insisting on competing, instead of co-operating, then, there are still better alternatives to war available. Here are some ideas: Shahrukh Khan and Sahir Lodhi can compete against each other for the ‘Best Sahir Lodhi Impersonator Award'. Tahir Shah and Himesh Reshamiya can have a singing competition. There is potential for superhit duets like Eyes dikhla ja and Dil kee soorkh deewaron par eyes hai teri teri. They can play a game of Gullu Danda, combining the powers of the non-violence of Gandhi’s Danda and the non-non-violence of Gullu Butt. A spelling bee competition between Bilawal Bhutto and Rahul Gandhi where they would be asked to spell words in Urdu and Hindi respectively. A Master Chef style competition between India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, famous for starting his career selling chais and Pakistan’s President, Mamnoon Hussain, rumoured to have started his career selling dahi bhallas. Both the leaders can set up food stalls to see who can outsell the other. Alternatively, we can even create a Pacman style game where Nawaz Sharif eats everything. Raghu Ram of MTV Roadies honour and Waqar Zaka of Living on the Edge dishonour can audition each other for their respective shows to see who is the most ‘daring’. I would also suggest a competition to see which country has the better Coke Studio, but then even Pepsi agrees that Pakistan’s Coke Studio is the best. These are just some suggestions; we can incorporate all the ideas to have an Olympic style competition between the countries; anything to bring the two closer together. Hopefully, we do not have to see another scene of Meera and Ashmit Patel kissing on screen to make that happen. Celebrities of both countries should come forward to volunteer themselves for these competitions. The Tahirul Qadri of India (popularly known ‘Zakir Naik’) can compete in a memory test against our sports anchor, Mirza Iqbal Baig. Both of them have the uncanny ability to remember the minutest of details. Mirza Iqbal Baig often greets his guests on the show with intros like, “17th October kee duphayr 4 bajay Karachi kay National Stadium kay Javed Miandad Pavilion kay ground floor kay bathroom kay 4th stall mai aap nay jab 20 minute kay baad cheekh mari toh phir mai Rose Petal ka 17 rupay ka 2-ply Toilet Paper 8 steps le kar aap kay pass laya.” On the other hand, the following is an excerpt from an actual conversation between Zakir Naik and a waiter at a restaurant in India: Waiter: “Hello sir, what may I get you?” Zakir Naik, “I will have item number 47 on page number 7.” Waiter: “Sure sir, that is the Chicken Burger, would you like any fries with that?” Zakir Naik, “Why? Why would I order fries brother? It is written, on Page number 7, line number 8, it states all burgers come with fries.” Waiter: “Alright sir, that would be Rs 500.” Zakir Naik: “Why 500? It is written on Menu Page 7 that the cost of the chicken burger is Rs 427. India Act of Taxation 1965 page number 45 Clause Number 7 part B clearly states that charging more than 16 per cent GST is haram. 16 per cent of Rs 427 is Rs 68.32, so total is Rs 495.32. Why are you charging 4 rupees and 68 paisas extra? It is haraam, brother.” It is rumoured that Zakir Naik even reached out to Imran Khan to organise a dharna over the 'dhandlee' at the restaurant. The Olympics could even feature a dharna competition between PTI and Anna Hazare. We have reached out to India on numerous occasions to improve relations between the two countries. We even let them win a World Cup semi-final, when Sachin Tendulkar was batting, all Pakistani fielders were busy pretending they were Kamran Akmals. Oh by the way, the latest research says Kamran Akmal can potentially help cure many Ebola patients; he is apparently the only person who is unable to catch it. India needs to treat Pakistan as equals. We are not far behind them in any field. Modi met Obama and we had Osama, we are literally just a letter away from them. They sent a satellite to Mars and I just sent Fazlu kaka to the store to get me a Mars bar. We even made a car that runs on water. Now, only if we had water to run that car. Somebody needs to make a car that runs on pan ki peek for Karachi. India is also known for the Taj Mahal but I doubt that impresses any Pakistani. Our country has made a national hobby out of putting women in walls. There is a saying in Punjab, "Jinay deewar mai chuniya hee nahee o jamiya hee nahee". Pakistan is the Yin to India's Yang; we are the aman in their asha; we are the lawn print to their fashion; the rice to their biryanis; the Disney Prince to their Disney Princess. India, your movies taught me that “pyar dosti hai” so despite the fact that we are fighting with each other, you need to understand that kuch kuch hota hai, tum nahee samjho gay. Do not wait till this Kajol becomes all beautiful and gets wooed by a Salman Khan. Let us try to be friends and if things work out, maybe some years down the line, our parents will meet each other and pave the way for our everlasting happiness. Like this story? Or have something to share? Write to us: contact@thebetterindia.com, or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. NEW: Click here to get positive news on WhatsApp!

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  • Live Cricket Score of India vs New Zealand, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Kolkata

    Day 1 - Build Up:  Williamson-less NZ seek turnaround A 0-1 deficit in a three-match series is not easy to overturn. Particularly not against India, in India. To do so without your regular captain and the side's best batsman would be nothing short of a herculean task. These are the odds New Zealand face as they step into the hallowed Eden Gardens for the second Test. A 'crook' Kane Williamson has been forced out of the game and Ross Taylor will lead the visitors in his absence. But while the problem is for real, it also offers a genuine possibility - an opportunity for someone to stand up and be counted. Taylor will have to use all his experience to marshal this eclectic bunch. And this is New

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  • Karan Johar Speaks Up On Having Stress For Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’s Clash With Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay

    Since the announcement of Ae Dil hai Mushkil and Shivaay releasing on the same date all kinds of things have been speculated and spoken about. Recently at the Jio MAMI press conference when the director of ADHM, Karan Johar was asked about the pressure of the clash between ADHM and Shivaay, he responded in his trademark cheeky way and said it’s like asking him about his early morning problems.

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  • Bebo flaunts her baby bump in thigh-high slit gown at Ranbir's birthday bash

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  • Amul’s Smart Ad About MNS’ Threats To Ban Pakistani Artistes

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  • Is Hrithik Roshan prepping up for a final showdown with Kangana Ranaut?

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  • Uri attack: Arrested PoK duo brought to Delhi for grilling, remanded to 10-day custody

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  • Deutsche Bank woes keep world stocks on steep slide

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  • Check out: Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor recreate Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol's iconic train scene for Half Girlfriend

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  • Indian worker's suicide in Qatar raises concern over stranded migrants

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  • 11 Super Cool Indian Pet Startups That Care About Your Furry Friends

    "Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France With over four million dogs, the Indian pet care market is pegged at over USD 1.22 billion with an annual growth rate of over 35 per cent. The exponential rise of pet ownership in cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai and Bengaluru, has ensured that the Indian pet care industry is the fastest growing pet care industry globally. As a result, a new breed of Indian entrepreneurs have emerged on the startup scene, striving to solve problems for what they are deeply passionate about - pets! Photo Source From professional healthcare for your pets to finding safe homes for them when you travel, these startups are creating a whole new industry through services that were hitherto confined to the neighbourhood pet shop or are completely new. Here are 10 Indian startups that cater to both, furry friends and the humans who love them. After all, pets are family! 1. Vivaldis Health and Foods Photo Source Vivaldis Health and Foods Pvt. Ltd. is a healthcare products company born out of the vision of professionals passionate about animal and human healthcare. The startup manufactures and markets novel medicines for chronic pet diseases such as obesity, cancer and arthritis. Since in India, almost 40% of pets suffer from lifestyle diseases, Vivaldis has also designed lifestyle management products for pets, duly supported by formulations for infection and infestation control. Founded in early 2015 by OP Singh, an animal health industry veteran, and Kunal Khanna, a London Business School graduate, Vivaldis operates in 25 cities across India. 2. TimeForPet Photo Source Timeforpet.com was founded by a team of pet lovers with a serious passion for helping pets and pet owners. This startup is a one-stop destination for everything a pet needs, be it food, accessories or medical care. It allows you to post free advertisements through which you can put up your pets for adoption or adopt a pet. The site also provides doctor’s advice, which basically means you can get assistance from a vet in case your pet has a medical emergency. The website also houses a list of reputed veterinary clinics in Bengaluru. 3. PetDom Photo Source Petdom is a pet adoption platform on a mission to find the right, deserving home for all pets in India. With the help of technology, Petdom aims to aggregate and facilitate the adoption of thousands of dogs from animal shelters and NGOs. Even current pet parents who are looking to re-home their loved pet can use Petdom to find suitable families and individuals. They have a verification process and a binding agreement which the pet adopters have to sign. Petdom also helps both the pet and its new family adapt to each other. 4. BarkNBond Photo Source A unique canine consultation service, BarkNBond was started by Pranita Balar, who quit her well-paying job to follow her love for animals and turn it into a profession. Balar, a canine consultant and 'dognition' evaluator, believes that positive training methods are the key to a fulfilling relationship between you and your pet. BarkNBond helps you find all pet-related places - from veterinary clinics to pet friendly cafes - with just a few taps on your phone. The startup also provides 'dogs on demand' to bring some canine cheer to offices. Currently, the app covers the city of Mumbai. 5. Collarfolk Photo Source CollarFolk is for those people who hate to leave their pets behind when going on a vacation and would love for them to come along! This startup was born out of the founder Rukmini Vaish's need to step out of town for a fun break without leaving behind Kiki, her 5-month-old golden retriever. She decided that she wanted to do both, and then went on to set up her startup to help like-minded people. Collarfolk helps people plan pet-friendly vacations with their ever-growing list of pet-friendly hotels, resorts and home stays across India. Other than that, they also help you find the right grooming and boarding services for your dogs. They even help you get a pet friendly taxi for the trip. You May Like: This Woman Rescued 44 Dogs from the Streets and Is Raising Them in Her House. Here’s Why! 6. BarkLoot Photo source BarkLoot is the brainchild of Usha Raghav, who started the online portal as a gesture of love for her dog, Atom. The portal brings you, or rather your pet, a box-full of cool things that are both safe and beneficial for the pet’s health. With BarkLoot's monthly subscriptions, pets get to enjoy different products - from toys and treats to grooming products - every month. Pet parents also save big on time and money by letting the start-up curate and deliver the products right at their doorsteps. 7. Waggle Photo Source The doggie version of AirBnB, Waggle is an online community of dog lovers that help traveling pet parents find safe and pet-friendly homes in the places they are visiting. Waggle handpicks each of it's hosts through a vetting process to ensure that they are genuine dog lovers with sufficient knowledge in pet care. The founder duo of Sameera Abraham and Arjun Mathai also host dogs at their own homes frequently. 8. Doggie Dabbas Photo Source Doggie Dabbas aims to change the fact that while humans have plenty of choice to order food, pets have to be content with packaged food at best. It is a one-stop shop which provides the benefits of home-cooked food combined with the convenience of traditional packaged dog food. Healthy, home-cooked and customized meals are vacuum-packed with the latest technology and hand-delivered to the doorstep. Founder and pet chef Rashee Kachroo got a brainwave about getting into the cuisine-for-canines business when she realised that her own three dogs preferred her cooking over branded dog food products. 9.PetPhotographer Photo Source Missed out on taking pictures of your pet chasing his tail, sleeping on the window sill or asking for more food with that irresistible wide-eyed look? PetPhotographer captures those fun moments with your pets, be it indoors or outdoors. Founder and pet photographer, Aakanksha Tavag takes pictures that highlights your pets' personalities in the best ways possible. As the former Google employee likes to say, she loves capturing precious moments with pets through her camera. 10. Dogsee Chew Photo Source Dogsee Chew was founded purely for the love of dogs. Founder Bhupendra Khanal, who headed an analytics firm for 7 years, quit his job to start DogSee Chew. The start up makes organic dog treats from natural ingredients that are directly sourced from the Himalayas. They are then made using an ancient recipe of hardened yak and cow milk. They have also collaborated with Therpup, a dog cafe in Bengaluru where pet lovers can come, relax and play with dogs. 11. The Paws Pack Photo Source The brainchild of Tanya Kanetkar Kane and Neha Panchamiya Jangle, The Paws Pack offers holistic solutions for pet-lovers, from hydrotherapy and hostels to pet transportation and training clubs. They also have a state-of-the-art pet resort where a pet can get its own room to relax in when their pet parent is not in town. The pet-loving duo are also proud to have a RESQ veterinary clinic on their Pune premises that offers permanent discounts to pet owners who have adopted Indian breeds. Also Read: This Girl Celebrated Her Dog’s 14th Birthday by Treating 70 Street Dogs to the Bash of a Lifetime! Like this story? Have something to share? 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