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An Indian American Urologist Helps Deliver Baby In An International Flight January 19, 2018 09:57

An Indian American Urologist Dr Sij Hemal was not expecting a Gynaec role on his flight from Paris to JFK when a co-passenger on the Air France international flight went into labor, a week ahead of plan. Sij was traveling on a long-haul multi flight journey from New Delhi in India to Cleveland, OH in the US with flight changes at Paris and JFK New York. He was already half way his journey and tired when he was asked by flight attendants for help. As this second-year urology resident at Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute had spent his entire day traveling.This 27 year old Urologist had planned to have a glass of champagne and watch “Side effects” to spend the journey and fall asleep. “I was pretty tired from jet lag,” he stated. He boarded the flight soon after attending his best friend’s wedding in India. But destiny had other plans, even before he could enjoy his bubbly he was called for an emergency on flight. A flight attendant was looking for doctors on board when Sij went ahead to offer his help. There was a Nigerian Banker Toyin Ogyndipe, 41 and a mother of two kids, who was uneasy with chest pain and feeling dizziness. The plane was then flying over the southern coast of Greenland and making an emergency landing would require a two hour diversion to a U.S. military base in the Azores Island. Also the flight was still 4 plus hours away from JFK. 'She was covered with a blanket so I couldn't see that she was pregnant, but the pain she was describing sounded like contractions,' he said.  "She was complaining of back pain," Hemal told. "At first, I thought it might be kidney stones, but after she told me she was pregnant, I knew she was going into labor." 'My initial plan was to monitor her and her vitals but we did a cervical exam and that's when her water broke,' he said.  "Once they got to two minutes apart, that's when we knew we were going to deliver on the plane," Hemal said."I was pretty tired from jet lag," Dr. Hemal recalled in a post on Cleveland Clinic's website. "I thought I'd just have a drink and fall asleep. As it turned out, I'm glad I didn't drink anything." And as coincidence has it, he was seated next to a French pediatrician, both of whom helped in delivering the child. “Her contractions were about 10 minutes apart, so the pediatrician and I began to monitor her vital signs and keep her comfortable,” explains Dr. Hemal. Using the Air France flight's medical supplies to monitor vitals and contractions, Dr Hemal and the Pediatrician Dr. Susan Shepherd, of Senlis, France helped Toyin safely deliver a baby boy, after almost 30 minutes of pushing.                        Image credit: cbsnews.comSince they all had a coach ticket, the doctors suggested the patient be moved to First class with less passengers and more room for the delivery. “My ticket to first class!” he stated as a joke. Toyin was accompanied by her 4 year old daughter Amy who was tended by air hostesses on flight. And the second child was delivered healthy and safely.Although Sij is a Urologit but he did deliver 7 babies while in medical school. But no experience of doing in the situation he actually did. “We’re trained to stay calm and think clearly in emergency situations,” he adds. “I just tried to think ahead to what might go wrong, and come up with a creative solution.”He used surgical clamp and a shoe string to tie the umbilical cord and cut it with scissors later.Toyin was relaxed throughout her delivery and she stated, “I was relaxed because I knew I was in safe hands. They did everything a doctor or midwife would have done if I was in the labor room in the hospital. Even better, if you ask me.” She names her newborn son, Jake who gets US citizenship as they were flying over US airspace when the child was delivered. Jake was normal and he soon began nursing within a few hours. Upon landing at JFK Toyin and her baby was rushed to Jamaica Hospital Medical Centre which is 4 miles from the airport. The mother and child were discharged later that day.Sij still had the last leg of his journey to Cleveland and he is in touch with Toyin regarding the health of the baby. “So much could have gone wrong, but it didn’t. Being on that particular flight, sitting next to a pediatrician … it’s like it was destiny,” said Dr. Hemal. “Thanks to God, everything worked out.” 'I’m very thankful for the great training we get at the Cleveland Clinic that has prepared us for emergencies and to anticipate the worst and be prepared and make the best out of situations,' he said.By Minu Manisha

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Bhaagamathie Telugu Movie January 19, 2018 05:17

Bhaagamathie is an upcoming Tollywood film directed by G. Ashok, produced by V. Vamsi Krishna Reddy and Pramod. The film stars Anushka Shetty, Unni Mukundan, Jayaram, Asha Sarath in the leading roles. For more previews, stay tuned....

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Charan’s next film rolls from today January 19, 2018 04:54

Mega Powerstar Ram Charan has been shooting for Rangasthalam 1985 from the past few months. This Sukumar directorial is said to be a village based romantic entertainer and is in final stages of shoot. The film has been aimed for March 30th release and the actor signed his next in the direction of Boyapati Srinu. The film has been launched officially some time ago and the regular shoot kick-started today in Vana Devatha Temple, RTTC in Gachibowli. Ram Charan attended the first shot after which he headed to Rajamundry for the final schedule of Rangasthalam 1985. The actor will be joining the sets of his next film in the direction of Boyapati from the next schedule in February. The actor will be seen in a new and never seen lean look. Bollywood actress Kiara Advani is the female lead in the film while Devi Sri Prasad is composing the tunes. Top produced DVV Danayya is the producer of this untitled film which has been announced for Dasara release this year. Most of the film will be shot in Rajasthan and in a specially erected set in Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.

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Naa Peru Surya Satellite Rights sold for Bomb January 18, 2018 06:21

Stylish Star Allu Arjun is busy with the shoot of his next film which has been titled Naa Peru Surya. Naa Illu India is the tagline of the film which carries a strong social message. Star writer Vakkantham Vamsi is making his directorial debut with the film which is said to be an action entertainer. Naa Peru Surya has been carrying massive expectations and Anu Emmanuel is the female lead. Naa Peru Surya shoot is taking place in Hyderabad and the entire shoot of the film will be completed by the end of February.The makers closed the satellite deal of the film for a whopping price. The Telugu and Hindi satellite rights of Naa Peru Surya have been sold out for a record price of Rs 24 crores which is huge. Zee TV acquired the rights for record price and Allu Arjun’s recent films performed well on small screen because of which Naa Peru Surya inked such a massive deal. Lagadapati Sridhar, Naga Babu and Bunny Vaas are producing Naa Peru Surya which has been announced for summer release.

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Aziz Ansari; Is He Or Is He Not Guilty Of The Sexual Assault Charges January 17, 2018 12:06

The world is picking sides and clearly there is a benefit of doubt involved (for both the parties, and not) when we read the tabloid details on Aziz Ansari and Grace’s unfortunate sexual encounter. Just when the world was going gaga over the Oscar spree of Ansari, the news started rolling in, of an unfortunate date he had in Manhattan, in Sept 2017; which ended up causing discomfort and sexual assault for the female who goes by the name Grace in media and meant completely consensual act for Ansari. Was it a bad date, was it consensual, were his intentions wrong, is she seeking media attention or was it a sexual assault really? None is yet confirmed and while the world takes sides; there is a clear case of mis-communication here. ‘Master of None’ star took to social media to express his regret and still went ahead to state that the act in his opinion was a consensual one. Ansari dated the woman back in 2017 and as stated at the babe.net website; Grace (the pseudonym of the female) a 23 year old woman whom Ansari met and got carried away on a date with some acts which the woman felt violet about. They met in LA and exchanged numbers, Grace was the one who went after him charmed by his success and persona. Then they exchanged few texts and eventually went on a date in Manhattan which took a different path. First they had wine at Ansari’s apartment and then he took her to a fancy restaurant. They both came back to Ansari’s apartment and thats when the incident began. Grace stated the night as, “by far the worst experience with a man I’ve ever had. I believe that I was taken advantage of by Aziz”. She told she was uncomfortable by the sexual activity soon after their date at Ansari’s apartment and he did not notice her verbal and non verbal clues showing discomfort. He went on trying things which made Grace feel offended. She stated she was pressurized to perform certain acts which she said, “told him [she] was uncomfortable”. She added, “I felt violated. It took a really long time for me to validate this as sexual assault.”Ansari said: “In September of last year, I met a woman at a party. We exchanged numbers. We texted back and forth and eventually went on a date. We went out to dinner and afterwards we ended up engaging in sexual activity, which by all indications was completely consensual. The next day, I got a text from her saying that although ‘it may have seemed OK’, upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable. It was true that everything did seem OK to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned. I took her words to heart and responded privately after taking the time to process what she had said. I continue to support the movement that is happening in our culture ... It is necessary and long overdue”The woman’s texts after the unfortunate date night, to Ansari were reported to babe.net by Grace and they read “Last night might’ve been fun for you, but it wasn’t for me. You ignored clear non-verbal cues; you kept going with advances. ou had to have noticed I was uncomfortable … nothing [changed] even after I expressed that I’d like to slow it down”Ansari responded: “I’m so sad to hear this. All I can say is, it would never be my intention to make you or anyone feel the way you described. Clearly, I misread things in the moment and I’m truly sorry.”Grace was compelled after the Golden Globes as Ansari’s award amid all the #metoo movement and Timesup campaign seemed painful for her. “It was actually painful to watch him win and accept an award,” Grace told Babe. “And absolutely cringeworthy that he was wearing the Time’s Up pin.”While nothing can be clearly stated for now, but the way tabloids have covered the entire details, it is as confusing to Ansari as it is to us. For the details on how and why are too complicated for even verbal cues to establish. The only question that comes in mind is, If you are on a date and you end up being at the other person’s apartment the second time on the night, how is it not an idea pressed by the both of you? If sexual assault was the case then, how come Grace kept it to herself until now and only an Oscar win prompted her to speak up against Ansari who wore the Times Up pin. And for Ansari, it sure was a bad date and you certainly could not fulfil what was expected of you. Or you ignored or rather got turned on by the verbal and non verbal clues which meant something else for her. While the media frenzy continues, more news to come in.By Minu Manisha

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First Week Collections Of Agnyaathavaasi Are Here January 17, 2018 07:41

Powerstar Pawan Kalyan is back with his next outing Agnyaathavaasi which has been helmed by Trivikram Srinivas. Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel played the female leads while Boman Irani, Kusbhoo., Rao Ramesh and Murali Sharma essayed other pivotal roles in the film. Leaving everyone in surprise, the film fell short of expectations and bombed badly at the box-office. Agnyaathavaasi managed to open with packed houses and the film dipped down completely right from day two. Agnyaathavaasi collected Rs 56.03 crores in its first week which has been quite low when compared to the budget on which the film has been made. The theatrical rights have been sold for Rs 125 crores and the film is expected to end up as one of the biggest debacle in the history of Telugu cinema. Anirudh composed the tunes and Haarika and Hassine Creations bankrolled this prestigious project. Here are the area wise collections of the film: Nizam: Rs 10.30 Cr Ceeded: Rs 5.20 Cr Vizag: Rs 5.55 Cr Guntur: Rs 5.01 Cr East: Rs 3.84 Cr West: Rs 4.48 Cr Krishna: Rs 3.09 Cr Nellore: Rs 2.16 Cr AP and Telangana: Rs 39.63 Cr Rest of India: Rs 7.50 Cr Rest of World: Rs 8.90 Cr Total Worldwide: Rs 56.03 Cr

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Deepika in talks to romance Prabhas? January 17, 2018 05:42

Young Rebelstar Prabhas is now a pan Indian actor and he has been occupied with many interesting films. After Baahubali: The Conclusion ended up as a massive hit, the actor has been knocked with interesting offers from all the corners of the country, but the actor wanted to wrap up his current commitments first. He started shooting for his next film titled Saaho which is directed by Sujeeth. The film is being made in all the Indian languages and Bollywood beauty Shraddha Kapoor is the female lead. Bankrolled by UV Creations, Saaho has been slated for release during early 2019. The actor even signed a film in the direction of Radha Krishna Kumar who made his directorial debut with Gopichand’s Jil. The film is said to be a new age love story and will start rolling during the second half of this year. Bollywood top actress Deepika Padukone is in talks to romance Prabhas in this film which is yet to be titled. Though there has been no official confirmation on this news, the speculations have been widely spread. UV Creations will produce this big budget entertainer which will be shot in Europe mostly.

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Lahari bags BAN and Rangasthalam audio rights for Massive Price January 17, 2018 05:37

Young music sensation Devi Sri Prasad is one of the finest music composers of Telugu cinema. Occupied with several biggies in Tollywood, the ace composer is now focussed on Ram Charan’s Rangasthalam 1985 and Mahesh Babu’s Bharat ane Nenu which are said to be the most awaited films. The audio rights of both these films have been bagged by Lahari Music Company for record prices. While Bharat ane Nenu audio rights fetched Rs 2 crores (GST extra), Rangasthalam 1985 audio rights have been sold out for Rs 1.6 crores (GST extra). Devi Sri Prasad scored several musical hits with Sukumar and Koratala Siva who are directing Rangasthalam 1985 and Bharat ane Nenu respectively. Hence the audio rights have been in huge demand and amidst huge competition, Lahari managed to bag the audio rights of the two prestigious projects. While Rangasthalam 1985 has been slated for March 30th release and Bharat ane Nenu has been announced for April 27th release during summer.  

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Rangula Ratnam Movie Review, Rating, Story, Cast and Crew January 13, 2018 13:04

Raatnam is the story of Vishnu (Raj Tarun) who owns a greeting card company named Emotions. His mother (Sithara) is his world and she shares everything with her. It is during this time, he spots Keerthi (Chitra Shukla) and falls for her on first sight. Despite of several attempts, Vishnu fails to impress her and in a shocking move, his mother’s demise shatters him. Vishnu’s only hope in life is Keerthi and the rest of Rangula Raatnam is all about how the duo differs with each other and finally wins their love. Watch Rangula Raatnam to know about the rest.

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First Day Figures Of Jai Simha January 13, 2018 08:29

Nandamuri Balakrishna is testing his luck with a mass entertainer titled Jai Simha. Directed by Tamil veteran director KS Ravikumar, Nayanathara played the female lead and Natasha Doshi, Hari Priya played the other crucial roles. Jai Simha released in record number of screens and the film received decent response from the audience. Balakrishna will be seen in two different shades in this mass entertainer and Murali Mohan, Prakash Raj, Ashutosh Rana, Prabhakar played other crucial roles. Jai Simha managed to get decent openings all over. Jai Simha raked Rs 8.01 crores on its first day which has been huge. The first day figures have been extremely decent across AP and Telangana. Jai Simha is expected to perform exceptional in the coming days to recover the investments. Chiranthan Bhatt composed the music and C Kalyan produced Jai Simha on CK Entertainments banner. Here are the area-wise figures of Jai Simha on its first day: Nizam-1.07 Ceded-1.46 Nellore-0.37 Guntur-1.11 Krishna-0.46 West-0.81 East-0.85 UA-0.72 AP & TS Day1 Share 6.84 Cr KA-0.60 OS-0.25 ROW-0.32 Total Day1 Share 8.01 Crs

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