‘RIP science and logic’: TV soap shows man getting ‘chand ka tudka’ to win over a woman, leaves netizens speechless

Indian TV shows are no longer just known for their elaborate and melodramatic themes, of late, some bizarre sequences from hit shows have gone viral with netizens wondering why. Latest joining the list is a scene from a drama which shows a man breaking down the moon to get a piece of it to win his lady love.

Yes, you read it right, he literally got a chand ka tudka to marry his bride! Armed with a rope, supported by his family, the man identified as Aman, is seen trying hard to bring the celestial body to the Earth. When he fails to get a piece by pulling it, he resorts to another plan — going up in the space using just a car!

And if that wasn’t baffling enough, he then uses his magic wand, saying some magic words to strike the moon and get its pieces to fall

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Shaka Smart Named Marquette Men’s Basketball Coach

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Shaka Smart has been named the 18th head coach of the Marquette University men’s basketball program, Vice President & Director of Athletics Bill Scholl announced on Friday.

The university will hold a press conference on Monday, March 29 (time TBA) at the Al McGuire Center, 770 N. 12th St., to formally introduce Smart to the Marquette community. In accordance with the university’s COVID-19 protocols, there will be limited attendance and socially distanced seating will be utilized.  The press conference will also be streamed live on GoMarquette.com.

In 12 seasons as a head coach at Virginia Commonwealth (2009-15) and Texas (2015-21), Smart guided the two programs to a total of eight NCAA Tournament appearances.  Those trips were highlighted by a run from the First Four to the Final Four by VCU in 2011.

“I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to welcome

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Sci-Fi Writer or Prophet? The Hyperreal Life of Chen Qiufan

But for the people working in the genre, the sudden crush of attention and esteem has been vertiginous. “None of us had the goal of taking over the world,” says Emily Jin, a translator and protégé of Ken Liu who has worked closely with Chen. “We’re just a bunch of nerds having fun together.” In China, where rapid technological change keeps transfiguring the world beyond recognition, “one of the most important qualities in a writer is sensitivity—the ability to capture the strangeness in everyday life,” Chen says. And it can be hard to maintain that sensitivity when you’re squinting under the spotlights.

Chen turns 40 this year, but at first glance—lithe and graceful, sporting candy-­colored Adidas high-tops—he could easily pass as a man in his twenties. He is cerebral, wry, and soft-spoken. Chen lives in Shanghai but came to Beijing for two weeks in October, where I meet him at

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Rugby players, entertainers learning management

The current cohort demographic average “is aged 38, an average of 13 years of experience, a 70-30 male-female split, and yes we can improve that gender balance″⁣, Snell says.

“But apart from the usual professional applicants for an MBA such as engineers, accountants, finance people, we also have this interesting representation of the arts – celebrities, musicians,” she says.

“This is a COVID impact. Some sectors have been more harshly affected than others, and entertainment is obviously one of them.

“People are looking to reskill and they’ve got this experience as an actor or musician or other entertainer and now they’ve started producing something or doing a podcast and an MBA is a vehicle for understanding the mechanics of that.″⁣

The GMBA award takes 18 months to four years of study and “is very different from purpose-built learning experience online”, Snell says.

“We use video statements on theory for example

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