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4 Gentle Online Games That Make You Smarter

Playing games is necessary for all age groups as games keep our brain alert and active by making it do a lot of tasks quickly.

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There’s always a child in each one of us who loves to play, sing and do whatever he/she feels like doing. As we grow up, we tend to repress that child, and give up the childlike innocence and playfulness. The basic reason for the child in us getting repressed is our stopping to play sports and games. Sports activities are perhaps the most effective stress busters. But it’s not easy to pursue sports once one starts a professional career, except for sportspeople. Hence, online games have become popular with working people these days.  The hunger for playing games and winning in them has been fueled by the variety of online games available to the masses.

Playing gentle social games such as online rummy, which involves using mental skills and strategies and boosts our response mechanism, is both good and easy for working people. As a result, mental, calculative games like rummy and quizzes are fast becoming the numero uno choice of the netizens. Some of the most popular virtual games are as follows:

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Online Rummy: The virtual version of our age-old rummy has retained the charm of the game. The game has touched a new pinnacle of adoration and fan following as a number of sites now effectively teach how to play rummy online. Virtual rummy is played both cashless as well as on cash rummy sites. Cash rummy sites are more popular as they offer the player a chance to win cash in each game.

Online Quizzes: Online quizzes are a good pastime if you like to get your knowledge tested and updated. From fun quiz questions like “Who is your dream boyfriend/girlfriend?” or “Who is the celebrity you would wish to date?” to more serious ones that test your IQ or knowledge of world affairs, there is no shortage of questions to be answered in your leisure time.

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Online Ludo: Remember those blue, green, yellow and red checks on a square board with matching pegs? Yes, we all do, and that’s a part of our childhood we all cherish. Don’t be sad if you don’t find a partner who loves ludo as much as you do. An online version of the board game is available. A nostalgic and fun way to enjoy your leisure hours is to play online ludo.

Online Scrabble: If you’re proud of your vocabulary and love to show off the bombastic words in your armory, then you must be a fan of the game of Scrabble. If you want to use your vocabulary to win a game, you can always enjoy a round of online Scrabble.

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An online version of the board game is available.

Playing games is necessary for all age groups as games keep our brain alert and active by making it do a lot of tasks quickly and attentively. Thus, the online world has given us a new playground to explore and enjoy ourselves as much as one wishes.

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Anil Kapoor: I Need To Learn How To Go Easy On Myself

Actor Anil Kapoor says that he needs to learn to go easy on himself

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Anil Kapoor says that he has always been his worst critic. Wikimedia Commons.

After four decades in Bollywood, Anil Kapoor feels he needs to learn how to go easy on himself, and that is his biggest challenge. The actor says he has always been his worst critic.

Anil entered the industry with a small role in 1979 with Umesh Mehra’s “Hamare Tumhare”, and then went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star, with performances including “Woh 7 Din”, “1942: A Love Story”, “Mr. India”, “Tezaab”, “Ram Lakhan”, “Lamhe”, “Beta”, “Taal”, “Nayak: The Real Hero” and “Pukar”.

At 62, he has managed to keep himself relevant in the forever fickle world of Bollywood showbiz, and his fit and sprightly persona defies his age. Anil insists his constant struggle is to go easy on himself.

“I’ve always been hard on myself and I’m always my own worst critic. So my biggest challenge continues to learn to go easy on myself and to let go when I need to,” Anil told IANS.

He says his career goals continue to be the same as they were all those years ago, when he was starting out.

“Strangely enough, my goals haven’t changed much! I’m a simple man with a simple plan — to be better than I was yesterday. So that’s what I continue to strive towards,” said the actor.

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Anil Kapoor feels that Cinema is the most engaging way in which stories are told. Wikimedia Commons

If anything, he has managed to stay relevant by experimenting with his craft and subjects, as trends changed in Bollywood over the past 40 years.

There have been the international forays, too. He featured in Danny Boyle’s Oscar-wiing global blockbuster “Slumdog Millionaire”, and also worked in “24”, “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “Family Guy”.

His versatility is proved by the fact that he was equally at home in these international projects as he was in out-and-out Bollywood outings as “No Entry”, “Welcome”, “Race”, “Dil Dhadakne Do”, “Mubarakan”, “Fanney Khan”, “Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga” and “Total Dhamaal”.

“I’ve always believed that change is the only constant. So, I have let life and opportunities change me along the way, in the most organic ways possible. The only thing that hasn’t changed is the passion I feel for my work,” said the actor, who recently became part of a panel discussion by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films in Kolkata to decode “what makes films powerful”, as part of a six-city tour.

Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films brings stars together to talk about the power of cinema and the short film genre. The panel discussion in Kolkata was moderated by Anupama Chopra, and also included Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Vinay Pathak, Sheetal Menon, Bejoy Nambiar and Niranjan Iyengar.

“Cinema is perhaps the most engaging way in which stories are told and shared”, he said, adding: “And stories have always had the power to shape minds and lives.”

The actor points out that power comes with a sense of responsibility.

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Anil Kapoor along with ‘Shootout at Wadala’ cast at a promotional event. Wikimedia Commons

“Anyone in a position to influence minds and hearts has a responsibility towards the people they are reaching. Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the right platform and a mouthpiece to communicate with the world, so when you do, it comes with the duty to be mindful of the message you’re sharing and affirming,” said the father of three.

Anil will be back on the big screen in Anees Bazmee’s “Pagalpanti”, with whom he has in the past worked in “No Entry”, “Welcome”, “No Problem”, “Welcome Back” and “Mubarakan”.

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“Pagalpanti” also stars John Abraham, Arshad Warsi, Pulkit Samrat, Ileana D’Cruz, Kriti Kharbanda, Urvashi Rautela and Saurabh Shukla, and is slated to release on November 22.

The film is produced by Bhushan Kumar and Krishan Kumar’s T-Series and Kumar Mangat Pathak and Abhishek Pathak’s Panorama Studios and co-produced by Vinod Bhanushali, Shiv Chanana, Aditya Chowksey and Sanjeev Joshi. (Bollywood Country)