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POSTED BY News Ed ON Mar 11, 2014 AT 21:10 IST ,  Edited At: Mar 11, 2014 21:10 IST

What happens when 20 strangers are asked to kiss for the first time? On camera, that is. Tatia Pilieva finds out in this film that has notched up 3,749,704 views on YouTube in 4 days.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Mar 11, 2014 AT 21:10 IST, Edited At: Mar 11, 2014 21:10 IST
POSTED BY News Ed ON Feb 04, 2014 AT 23:01 IST ,  Edited At: Feb 04, 2014 23:01 IST

A new advertisement that Coca-Cola unveiled during the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb 2 has sparked quite a controversy. 

Named 'It's beautiful', the ad depicts US' diversity by showing people of different immigrant communities singing "America the Beautiful" in seven different languages, including Hindi.

Individuals featured in the footage represented the melting pot that is the US. One of the vignettes also depicted what are said to be the first gay parents shown in a Super Bowl ad.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Feb 04, 2014 AT 23:01 IST, Edited At: Feb 04, 2014 23:01 IST
POSTED BY News Ed ON Jan 31, 2014 AT 00:08 IST ,  Edited At: Jan 31, 2014 00:08 IST

Back in November, 2013, a gap ad had gained widespread attention after it was vandalised with racist comments at a subway station in New York.

The Gap ad featured renowned Indian-American actor and designer Waris Ahluwahlia along with filmmaker Quentin Jones with the hashtag 'Make Love'.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Jan 31, 2014 AT 00:08 IST, Edited At: Jan 31, 2014 00:08 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 02, 2013 AT 16:15 IST ,  Edited At: Dec 02, 2013 16:15 IST

No fancy op-eds, no lobbying, all it took was a short Facebook status update from Maheshwer Peri, former Outlook publisher:

A few months back, on NDTV Suhel Seth suggested that formal degrees have no meaning. His ignorance of the real world for most career and job aspirants was appalling. By accepting a doctorate from a university that is most likely to abuse it to reach out to ignorant students, he has again shown his ignorance as also his lure for citations and recognitions. How i wish our celebrities acted a bit responsibly and did their homework.


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POSTED BY Buzz ON Dec 02, 2013 AT 16:15 IST, Edited At: Dec 02, 2013 16:15 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 29, 2013 AT 06:18 IST ,  Edited At: Oct 29, 2013 06:18 IST

Saudi comedian Hisham Fageeh's spoof version of the Bob Marley classic No woman, no cry, protesting the ban on women driving in the Saudi Arabia has gone viral on YouTube.

“I’m an artist and social activist. I don’t really listen to music, but while studying in the US I heard this song by this Jamaican guy that caught my attention. I decided to do my own rendition; with lyrics relevant to my culture but without musical instruments” the video begins, which was posted on YouTube on October 26.

Fageeh is  well known on the Arabic-speaking Web for his funny YouTube videos, which often contain a degree of social commentary. Till the time of posting, the video had run up as as many as over 4.3 million views.

"Say I remember when you used to sit, in the family car, but backseat," the song begins, telling women not to consider getting behind the wheel which was posted on the day set by activists to launch a new campaign to defy the kingdom's ban on women driving.

The song goes on to mock a claim by a Saudi cleric that driving would hurt women's ovaries and bring "clinical disorder" upon their children.

"In this bright future, you can't forget your past, so put your car key away," the song continues.

No woman, no drive
No woman, no drive
No woman, no drive
Say say say
I remember When you used to sit
In the family car, but backseat
Ova-Ovaries are safe and well
So you can make
lots and lots of babies
Good friends we had
And good friends we lost
On the highway
In this bright future
You can't forget your past
So put your car key away

No woman, no drive
No woman, no drive
Hey sister, don't touch that wheel
No woman, no drive
I remember When you used to sit
In the family car, but backseat
Of course the driver can take you everywhere
Because the queens don't drive
But you can cook for me my dinner
Of which I'd share with you
your feet is your only carriage
But only inside the house
and when I say it I mean it
everything's gonna be alright
everything's gonna be alright
everything's gonna be alright
everything's gonna be alright
No woman, no drive
No woman, no drive
No woman, no drive
Hey, little sister, dont touch that wheel
No woman, no drive

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Oct 29, 2013 AT 06:18 IST, Edited At: Oct 29, 2013 06:18 IST
     
 
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