first_imgAmerican pop-singer Katy Perry’s fascination with Indian culture and its simultaneous appropriation has attracted the attention of fans and critics alike.The Dark Horse singer once spoke about her love for India to Alex Zain, a musician at Music Studio. ”We loved how Indian traditions are…I’ve seen how Indians go with their traditions since ancient times. Yet they’re good competitors for rest of the world in every field who changed their traditions for the sake of being dominant,” Zain quoted Katy as saying, on Quora.On the star’s 33rd birthday, let’s take a look at all the times she proudly flaunted our country’s cultural and religious symbols, something most Indian youngsters are wary of doing.  1. When Katy sported the traditional bindiWhen Katy Perry walked into Grammy Awards event in 2011, wearing a bindi, it resulted in a lot of heated debates on whether sporting a bindi was merely a fashion statement. But that couldn’t mar Katy’s spirit, as she wore it again in 2012, during her visit to India.i have a zit where my bindi should be, does that count? Dang.- KATY PERRY (@katyperry) January 5, 20102. When Katy took the saat phere on her wedding day Among other things for which Katy Perry and her ex-husband Russel Brand made headlines, the then-couple also won attention when they chose Rajasthan for their destination wedding in 2010. And the wedding was quite a desi affair, starting from the pandit to observing traditional rituals.Picture courtesy: Facebook/Katy Perry Worldwide Fan Club 3. When Katy got herself inked in Sanskritadvertisement”I wanted to take away something valuable from India but the queen already had the diamond with her, so I got this tattoo in Sanskrit,” the singer was quoted as saying by Zain. The tattoo in Sanskrit, on her right bicep, reads ”Anuugacchati Pravaha” which roughly translated as ”Go with the flow”. But why on her bicep? That’s because she believed ”hard work and flow with your art will pay off.”Picture courtesy: Twitter/ilu_shak Also Read:  Katy Perry: I always love things that are a little tongue-in-cheek 4.  When Katy donned a chic choli for Indian Premier League (IPL)The international star turned heads with her maiden performance in India during IPL 2012. But it wasn’t just about her performance–she chose to woo the audiences in a blingy choli, maang tika and bindi.Photo: AP 5. When Katy felt she could relate to Goddess KaaliWe all remember how the pop sensation was heavily trolled on social media when she posted a picture of Goddess Kaali to depict her ”current mood”. What followed was hate speech about Katy’s disrespect for our religious values and her brazen attempt at demeaning the goddess.It’s not like we’ve learnt to respect people’s personal choices, and so the kind of criticism hurled at Katy doesn’t really surprise us. On the other hand, we hope she continues to find more ways to uncover India’s beauty and true worth.last_img read more

first_imgTransfers Fernandinho seals extended Manchester City contract Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 18:19 1/19/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Fernandinho Manchester City Huddersfield Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Transfers Manchester City Premier League The midfielder has been one of City’s most consistent performers under Pep Guardiola and the club have rewarded him with a new deal As revealed by Goal in December, Manchester City midfielder Fernandinho has signed a two-year contract extension to keep him with the Premier League leaders until June 2020.The Brazil international has been a mainstay of Pep Guardiola’s side as City have established a 12-point advantage in England’s top flight this term.Former Barcelona boss Guardiola has labelled the 32-year-old as “one of the best three holding midfielders in the world” and insisted he would not have got into this City team during his playing days due to Fernandinho’s quality. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player As Yaya Toure moves towards an expected exit when his deal expires in June, City have been linked with moves for Shakhtar Donetsk’s Fred and Nice’s Jean Michael Seri to bolster an area of Guardiola’s squad where Fernandinho reigns supreme.”This is a club with a fantastic future and I want to be a part of it for as long as possible,” Fernandinho said, having joined City from Shakhtar in 2013.”With Pep in charge, I feel sure we can win significant silverware and, importantly, we will try to do it playing attractive, attacking football.”It’s a pleasure to be a part of this club and I look forward to seeing what the next few years bring.”Fernandinho won the Premier League and EFL Cup during his debut season in England under Manuel Pellegrini, scoring in the final before City regained the latter competition on penalties against Liverpool in 2016.Fernandinho, Pep GuardiolaHe has featured in all 23 Premier League games this season, starting 22, and has racked up 212 City appearances overall – scoring 19 goals.”We’re delighted Ferna has signed his new contract,” said director of football Txiki Begiristain, with the club having also tied down centre-back Nicolas Otamendi to extended terms earlier this week.”He is a senior member of the squad and his professionalism and work ethic are second to none.”His form has been fantastic this season and we’re happy he’s extended his deal for a further two years.”City host Newcastle United on Saturday having suffered a first Premier League defeat of the season at Liverpool last time out.last_img read more