Wednesday November 22, 2017

Singer Miley Cyrus opts for “Fruit Bowl” over “Super Bowl”, performs Laxmi Puja in her Malibu home

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Malibu, Feb 6, 2017: Miley Cyrus is one of those celebrities who never fails to stun her fans with her crazy acts which don’t conform to stereotypes. She always does things her way and that is why probably she chose to be at her Malibu home and perform Hindu festival Laxmi Puja while the entire America was busy celebrating the ‘Super Bowl’.

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Miley Cyrus uploaded a picture on Instagram with a caption which read, “Fruit bowl over Super bowl” and the picture was of a typical desi puja setting with bowls of fruits, flowers and images of Goddess Laxmi. Another image that she shared depicted her room filled with flower petals, candles and colourful cushions and captioned as ‘Puja’. She shared two videos taken on the same day and captioned one of the videos as “Rose Angels! #Puja #mysore.”

#FruitBowl over Super…… ????? #offering

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Miley Cyrus has now and then showed her inclination towards the Hindu culture through her Instagram posts wherein she was seen inking tattoos which read “Karma” and “Om”. She was also seen doing yoga. Miley is embracing the Hindu culture explicitly on Instagram but has not given any statement regarding her religious views.

Miley Cyrus has also been known for open hate posts for the US President Donald Trump. The 24-year-old American singer, songwriter and actress is currently dating Liam Hemsworth.

prepared by Shambhavi Sinha of NewsGram. Twitter:  @shambhavispeaks

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Facebook reports $4.7 bn profit, 2.07 bn monthly users in Q3

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San Francisco,November 2,2017:  With 1.37 billion daily active users and 2.07 billion monthly active users, Facebook again topped expectations when it reported 79 per cent increase in its quarterly profit and nearly 50 per cent rise in revenues in the third quarter.

With apparently no influence of the ongoing hearing regarding its role in Russia meddling, Facebook late on Wednesday published its financial results for the quarter that ended on September 30, reporting that its profitability hit $4.7 billion mark and earned $10.3 billion in revenue compared to an estimate of $9.84 billion.

 “Our business is doing well,” company CEO Mark Zuckerberg said in a statement. “But none of that matters if our services are used in ways that don’t bring people closer together.

“We are serious about preventing abuse on our platforms. We are investing so much in security that it will impact our profitability. Protecting our community is more important than maximising our profits,” he said.

Mobile advertising revenue represented approximately 88 per cent of advertising revenue for the third quarter of 2017, up from approximately 84 per cent of advertising revenue in the third quarter of 2016.

The average revenue per daily active user reached $7.51 compared to $5.95 a year ago showing a 26 per cent increase.

That is due to a 16 per cent growth in its daily active users over the year and 3.8 per cent increase quarter-over-quarter touching 1.37 billion mark.

Facebook now has 2.07 billion monthly active users — an increase of 16 per cent year-over-year. The growth is 3.19 per cent compared to last quarter’s 2.006 billion and it grew at 3.4 per cent.

According to Tech Crunch, Facebook’s share price closed at $182.66 prior to the earnings announcement and climbed 1.28 per cent in after-hours trading.

Facebook CFO David Wehner said Facebook will boost its expenses 45-60 per cent in 2018 in order to fund security efforts following the Russian intrusion as well as in furthering original video content, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR).

The company said it would hire 10,000 people to monitor content and ads, though some will be contractors. It plans to double its security engineering work force.

As of September 30, the headcount at Facebook was 23,165 — an increase of 47 per cent year-over-year.

Zuckerberg also said that Instagram Stories and WhatsApp Status both now have 300 million daily active users — up from 250 million in June (Instagram) and July (WhatsApp).

–IANS

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R Madhavan Gifts Himself an Indian Roadmaster Worth Rs 40 Lakhs on Diwali

Maddy declares himself as a proud Indian posing with the Roadmaster for his Instagram followers.

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R Madhavan with his Diwali gift the Indian Roadmaster. Instagram

New Delhi, October 24: Ranganathan Madhavan, admiringly called as R Madhavan or Maddy is known for his romantic films and his exquisite love for two wheels. This Diwali R Madhavan has upgraded his garage with an exclusive product by Indian Motorcycles’ flagship – the Roadmaster. The best owner, R Madhavan gifted himself this luxurious vehicle to make his Diwali all the more memorable and he took to Instagram to share the arrival of his prized possession.

Maddy declares himself as a proud Indian posing with the Roadmaster for his Instagram followers.

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R Madhavan shares the arrival picture of his Roadmaster. Instagram.

The Roadmaster is one of the most deluxe and classy cruiser motorcycles, with vintage style that costs around 40-45Lakhs. With supreme structure on the outer part, the Roadmaster has all the modern technology for smoother and comfortable rides.

As for the entertainment factor, the Roadmaster is acquired of that as well. With a 7-inch touchscreen system, it provides access to music, navigation, health and more. That’s not all. A smartphone can be combinedly used with the motorcycle with USB and Bluetooth connectivity.

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Best Indian Travel Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

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Indian Travel Bloggers are creating history with their travel stories. Instagram.

Travel Blogging is one of the most interesting and adventurous works, where you earn as well as travel to different places as a part of your work. Nothing can be more exciting than this.

In recent time, travel blogging has become popular among all the age groups. Whether it be a college-going student, retired person or someone from a middle-aged group, everyone is very fond of traveling. Here we bring you the stories of some crazy travel bloggers of different age who will surely inspire you to enjoy your life at fullest.

Below are some of the several Indian Travel Bloggers who are exploring out the world and are earning and are traveling all around the world. If you are a travel freak then you may follow them on Instagram also. 

Shivya Nath: The Shooting Star

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Shivya captures an early morning swim in Guatemala. Instagram.

At the age of 23, Shivya left her corporate job to travel the globe. She prefers to travel slow, experience the local aura, stay and connect with the people. She does the same with her award-winning blog called ‘The Shooting Star’. In 2013, she bagged the title of ‘Best Travel Blogger’ at the Indian Blogger Awards for sharing her knowledge and ideas on how to travel like a local. She is undoubtedly the best Indian Travel bloggers to be followed on Instagram.

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Shivya Nath is passionate about writing as well. Instagram.

Anuradha Goyal: AnuReviews, Inditales

Indian Travel Bloggers write about their travel diaries. Anuradha Goyal. Instagram

Since 2004, Anuradha Goyal has been passionate about sharing her life based on traveling and reading. Her book reviews are all lined under one blog called AnuReviews, and her travel stories are published on her different blog called Inditales. She is not only one of the niche Indian Travel Bloggers but has also authored the novel The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India.

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Hong Kong island captured by Anuradha Goyal. Instagram.

Lakshmi Sharath: A travel blog of an Indian Backpacker

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One of the Indian Travel bloggers, Lakshmi Sharath posing in Canberra. Instagram.

Lakshmi Sharath is a multi-talented world traveler by being a media professional, a full-time traveler, blogger, travel content writer and also a photographer. Her blog named ‘A travel blog of an Indian Backpacker’ is based on her personal journeys worldwide and within India. In 2008, her blog was voted India’s best travel blog of the year. In 2014, she was featured internationally as one of the 100 travelers to follow on social media. She is one of the Indian Travel Bloggers as a ‘Perfectionist’.

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The sun plays hide and seek, says Lakshmi. Instagram.

Karthik Reddy: Romancing The Planet

Indian Travel Blogger
One of the finest Indian Travel Bloggers, Karthik Reddy in Istanbul. Instagram.

After completing his MBA in 2012, Karthik Reddy decided to leave his comfort zone and travel instead, to get along as one of the finest Indian Travel Bloggers. In his travel blog, Romancing The Planet, he intends to share his experience and explore the world by getting involved in the location in depth. Through traveling, Karthik Reddy enjoys his passion for all these different cultures and finds his own way of life. To learn a little more on what to do or even where to go, check out his blog and his newly made Instagram page.

Indian Travel Bloggers
Karthik is one of the Indian Travel Bloggers who has his put up his new Instagram page. Instagram.

Sankara: Be on the road

Indian Travel Bloggers
Sankara has his blog named as ‘Be on the Road’. Instagram.

Sankara is one of the top Indian travel bloggers who is also a biking enthusiast and blogger featured in various top media outlets. He specializes to show the beauty of the world in both texts and images through his writings and photographs. In his blog ‘Be on the road’, he writes about vegetarian cuisine, wildlife holidays and unique traditions. For those wishing to travel India and explore the Indian cultures, follow his Instagram today.

Indian Travel Bloggers
Asia’s first Amphitheatre captured by Sankara, Indian Travel Bloggers. Instagram.

Ankita Sinha: Anki On The Move

Indian Travel Bloggers
Indian Travel Blogger Ankita in NewJersey. Instagram.

Ankita Sinha has introduced to indulge her audience into adventure sports through her blog called Anki On The Move. It is probably one of the most classy adventure blogs where she pours out her words of ecstasy attained through traveling. She has been accredited for her writings and is one of the Best Indian Travel bloggers. You’ll get your adrenaline high by watching her videos of sightseeing and sports.

Indian Travel Bloggers
Mammoth hotsprings captured by Ankita Sinha. Instagram.

Siddhartha Joshi: The Wanderer

Indian Travel Bloggers
Indian Travel Bloggers like Siddhartha stroll in style. Instagram.

Siddhartha Joshi is one of India’s most successful and followed Indian travel bloggers on social media. He believes travel can break the barriers and increase your acceptance level. Through his writings and photos on his blog called ‘The Wanderer’, he desires to share his passion for humanity and traveling. Siddhartha Joshi’s biggest dream is to make the world reach no boundaries and that they can travel visa-free all around.

Indian Travel Bloggers
Siddhartha Joshi is one of the most followed Indian Travel Bloggers. Instagram.

 -Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana