DailyOh! Ankita Lokhande's big revelation in Sushant death case, to Chhupa Rustam Mohammed Rafi

Ankita Lokhande today broke her silence on the death of her ex-boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput. To the Mohammed Rafi you did not know.

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India is in the centre of Covid-19 storm. Four months since the first case, we have now sprinted past Italy. Our country has achieved the grim milestone of replacing Italy claiming the fifth-highest Covid-19 fatalities in the world. Today, India registered its biggest single-day spike of over 55,000 cases, taking the caseload to over 16.38 lakh. However, a ray of sunshine is that over 10.5 lakh patients have recovered and the fatality rate has dropped to 2.21 per cent now.

That does not give us a reason to be complacent, though. As the country celebrates Eid al-Adha today and Raksha Bandhan on Monday, the importance of stressing on social distancing is more than ever before. If you are celebrating Bakrid AKA Eid al-Adha today, our wishes and Mubarak to you. Hope you stayed safe for your sake and that of your loved ones.

Speaking of loved ones, actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case is in the spotlight as his loved ones try and make some sense of how the actor died. And as new details emerge, the murkier the case gets. Ex-girlfriend Ankita Lokhande has finally come out and claimed that she doesn't believe that Sushant was suffering from depression. One big revelation from her interview is that Sushant's father did not have his new phone number. You can read the exclusive interview here. She says that she wants justice for Sushant's family and is not concerned about Rhea Chakraborty. 

main_sushant-ankita-_073120063913.jpgSushant Singh Rajput and Ankita Lokhande.

On the other end, Rhea has sought an urgent hearing of her plea in Supreme Court for transferring the case from Patna to Mumbai. The Bihar government and Sushant’s family are opposing the plea and senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi will represent the Bihar government. The case is likely to be listed for hearing in the Supreme Court on August 4.

Meanwhile, Sushant's friend and creative content manager Siddharth Pithani has said that he had been staying with the actor for the past one year and was with him the night before his death. Earlier, he had alleged in an e-mail that he is being pressurised to give false statements against Rhea Chakraborty.

In a new video, Rhea Chakraborty has said that even though some "horrible things have been said about me in the electronic media, the truth shall prevail." The actress said she was refraining from commenting on any of the allegations on advice of her lawyers.

As the family, friends and the legal machine of the country try to draw some semblance of sense into what happened when he lived, we will keep you updated on what's happening in the case. 

From Bollywood to the New National Education Policy. Cabinet approved the National Education Policy on Wednesday that says that students should be taught coding or programming from Class 6 onwards. Why? To prepare them for the tech world ahead. Guess what? Sushant Singh Rajput, who was a tech visionary too, had indicated that in an interview last year. He had said that 65 per cent of kids in kindergarten now will have jobs in technology that have not even been invented yet. He went on to add that in a few years from now, coding will be mandatory.

And coding is our Word Of The Day. Coding is the present participle of the word ‘code’ that literally means a system of words, letters, figures or symbols used to represent something else for the purposes of secrecy. The word code is derived from the Middle English and Old French — code that means a “system of law”. This comes from the Latin word codex or caudex that means “the stock or stem of a tree, a board or tablet of wood smeared over with wax, on which the ancients originally wrote — hence, a book or a writing.

The Latin meaning comes closest in the way coding is used in computing. Coding in the computing jargon is the process of creating instructions using programming languages for programming the websites, apps and other technologies that we interact with.

With Covid forcing all of us to upgrade ourselves, coding will now become mandatory knowledge. Coding also brings us to computation, and the person we think of when we think computation: Human Computer Shakuntala Devi. In fact, she even proved the computer wrong once! Her biographical film Shakuntala Devi starring Vidya Balan — has released on Amazon Prime Video today.

In fact, it is a weekend of binge-watching movies and the web series that released today. Besides Shakuntala Devi, you have the options of Raat Akeli Hai starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Radhika Apte that released on Netflix, Lootcase starring Kunal Khemu and Rasika Dugal on Disney+Hotstar and the web series — Avrodh: The Siege Within as SonyLIV’s latest offering. Coming to Hindi cinema, typical Bollywood songs are a staple in the industry. When you think of Bollywood music of the previous generation, the first name that comes to mind is Mohammed Rafi.

The legendry playback singer died on this day 40 years ago. Now we are sure that you have heard Rafi’s voice in every possible genre, but what about the man? Did you know that the Indian singer who was venerated throughout the subcontinent was also an avid badminton player? The man with the golden voice used to wake up at 3 in the morning and offer his namaz. He would then practice singing till the Fajr Azaan — the morning call to pray by the mosque. After offering the Fajr prayers, he would head out to the local gymkhana for his routine game of badminton.

main_rafi-playing-ba_073120055114.jpgMohammed Rafi after a good game. (Photo: Facebook)

His teammates were equally legendary. His son Shahid Rafi authored the singer’s biography and in that he mentions that the teammates were none other than The First Khan Dilip Kumar, music director Naushad and lyricists Shakeel Badayuni and Anand Bakshi. Rafi saab was also an ace carrom player and an expert at kite-flying. Talk of being multifaceted and prodigiously skilled at all the talents! Such are the great and gifted.

With that, we leave you for this week.

We will be back with more on Monday. Stay safe, stay home, and get that tub of popcorn. You have a lot to watch this weekend.

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