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Can Lemon And Hot Water Kill Coronavirus? Experts Bust Popular Myths

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India is tackling the second wave of Coronavirus which has seen an exponential rise in cases. During this time, several videos and misinformation are doing the rounds about cures for the virus. For instance, recently a video claimed that two drops of lemon in the nose could ‘completely kill’ Coronavirus in the body. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has shared a post about this viral video, saying that there is no scientific basis to this claim. The PIB has shared several other myth-busting posts on Twitter in order to dispel popular myths about COVID-19. Take a look:

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News reports stated that COVID positive patients are recovering by the intake of rock salt and raw onion. PIB reported that this claim is false and there is no scientific evidence to prove this. Similarly, another message showed a ‘Cure for Coronavirus‘ from Israel which required hot water, lemon slices and soda bicarbonate to be mixed and consumed as ‘hot tea’ every afternoon. It further said that this drink could “immediately kills #COVID19 & completely eliminates it from body”. However, PIB fact checked this and said that this claim is fake.

There were a few other myths that PIB busted on their Twitter page. Another popular myth is that the inhalation of steam from hot water can kill Coronavirus. Similarly, a few media reports suggested that smokers and vegetarians would be less vulnerable to the COVID-19 infection. PIB clarified that currently there is no study that proves these myths to be true.

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In the age of the internet when the spread of misinformation and false claims is rampant, it is best to rely on government and official sources only for the required information. Avoid the consumption of foods that are said to be ‘cures’ for Coronavirus. Dispel the myths in the minds of your social circle including family, friends and relatives. Simply wash your hands at regular intervals, wear a mask while venturing out and practice social distancing.

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Today on World Whisky Day, Raise a Toast and Celebrate Your Favourite Drink

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World Whisky Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. This year the day is observed across the globe on May 15. Celebrated by whisky lovers at large, the day was founded in 2012. To make the occasion special, various tasting events, social gatherings and programs are organised.

Whisky is undoubtedly one of the classiest beverages one can buy. Sitting with a glass of whisky in one hand while listening to Mozart or Beethoven playing on a loop (through in a dash of cigar) in the background would be a whisky aficionado’s dream.

World Whisky Day was set up in 2012 by author and consultant Blair Bowman, who, when he was at university, decided to buy the domain name and set up a website that explored Scotland’s national drink.

Bowman even took to Twitter to wish all the whiskey lovers on the special day. “Today is the 10th annual @WorldWhiskyDay celebration. An idea I had in my head when I was 21 years old. Thank you to everyone who has raised a dram on WWD over the last ten years.” He also shared a video on his Twitter account saying, “The last ten WWDs in ten seconds”.

According to Bowman, World Whisky Day is, “all about making whisky fun and enjoyable. It’s not about being exclusive or prescriptive.”

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Images, Wishes, Messages and Quotes to Share with Your Loved Ones

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May 15 marks International Family Day every year. Also known as World Family Day, this is a remarkable occasion that was introduced by the United Nations in 1993 to emphasize and honour the irreplaceable role that family plays in shaping individuals since their formative years of growing.

Family’s significance is immense. A healthy, happy family is key to ensure peace, harmony, and welfare of the society as a whole. This is precisely why the International Family Day aims towards honouring the social, economic, demographic changes and addressing issues pertaining to them; and bringing families closer.

So, in keeping with the endeavour, on this momentous International Family Day 2021, how about extending warm wishes to share the joy of family! Here are some beautiful wishes that you could choose to share over WhatsApp messages or status during this International Family Day:

1. Family gives you the roots to stand tall and strong.

2. You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.

3. A happy family is but an earlier heaven. – George Bernard Shaw

4. Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life. – Albert Einstein

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5. In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony. – Friedrich Nietzsche

6. Family is not defined by our genes, it is built and maintained through love.

7. There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues are created, strengthened and maintained. – Winston Churchill

8. Having a family is to have an arm around us and being there for us in all good and bad times. Let our world become sort of a mammoth family secured with peace and happiness. Wishing you all International Family Day.

9. A day of sharing, a day of peace, a day of hope for the whole world as a single family. Wishing you peaceful International Family Day.

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10. Family isn’t always blood. It’s the people in your life who want you in theirs; the ones who accept you for who you are. The ones that would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what.

11. In time of test, family is best. Families are like fudge – mostly sweet with a few nuts.

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12. You don’t really need a reason to celebrate when you have your family with you because each day is like a celebration. Happy International Family Day.

13. Family is like branches on a tree. We all grow in different directions yet our roots remain as one.

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Most Popular Songs of Bollywood’s Dhak-Dhak Girl

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Madhuri Dixit aka the ‘dhak dhak’ girl has reigned Bollywood for decades, in a way that no other actress ever has. Madhuri has emerged to be an iconic superstar of Bollywood since the time her Ek do teen dance number took the nation by storm. Her million dollar smile, stunningly expressive face and graceful dance moves have been her X factor; and even at 54, the gorgeous actress continues to charm the audience with her unparalleled beauty and talent.

Recently, her Tabah ho Gaye dance from Kalank reaffirmed her status as the undisputed dancing queen of Bollywood. A complete actress who lends a unique charm to every song, every character, every dance she performs, Madhuri seemed to have aged like fine wine.

On the special occasion of the elegant actress’ birthday, let’s cherish some of her songs that have enchanted us always:

Dholna: This very melodious song from Dil Toh Pagal Hai, which had Madhuri and Shahrukh romance in the lush green backdrop of nature, not only enchanted the audience back in the 90s, but continues to make it to the playlist of even today’s generation. Sung by Lata Mangeshkar and Udit Narayan, it was a soulful romantic song.

Wah wah Ramji: One of the most happy, entertaining songs to have floored the nation and made it to almost every family function playlist is this song from Hum Aapke Hain Koun. Sung by Balasubramanyam and Lata , this song was hugely popular and went on to be used in Karan Johar’s film Kabhie Khushi Kabhie Gham.

Mausam Ka jadoo hai mitwa: Another superhit song from Hum Aapke Hain Koun, this song had almost become the lovers’ anthem for the youth of the 90s. It was another terrific, lovely duet rendered by Lata and Balasubramanyam to which Madhuri-Salman lip-synced.

Kay Sera Sera: This song from Pukar is undoubtedly a dream dance number for many. Madhuri, along with Prabhudeva, enchanted us in this song with her moves and flexibilty.

Ab Tere Dil Mein Hum Aagaye: A lovely, romantic rendition by Alka Yagnik and Kumar Sanu, this song is from the movie Arzoo featuring Madhuri and Akshay Kumar. It’s an instantly likeable song with a very hummable tune. Anu Malik was the music composer for this song.

Palki Mein Hoke Sawar Chali Re: It was a wonderful, breezy song sung by Laxmikant Pyarelal and Alka Yagnik from the movie Khalnayak. Choli ke peeche from the same movie starring Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri, was also immensely popular.

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