23 Of The Best Professor Snape Moments In “Harry Potter” | #AlanRickman

1. When he iconically asked the class to turn to page 394.

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2. When Umbridge questioned Snape about his failure to be appointed as the Defense Against the Dark Arts professor.

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3. When he was tired of Hermione and took five points from Gryffindor.

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4. When he revealed this nugget of truth to Harry.

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5. When he asks Harry to tell the difference between an Inferius and a ghost.

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6. When he gave the sassiest shrug in the whole wide world.

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7. When Snape finds Lupin wandering around and asks “Well, well. Out for a little walk…in the moonlight, are we?”

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8. Every single time he would whack Ron or Harry on the head.

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9. (And there were so, so many.)

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10. (Seriously!)

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11. When Snape hesitates to raise his wand against Professor McGonagall and you can physically see the heartbreak in his face.

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12. And when he deflects McGonagall’s attack and uses it against Alecto and Amycus.

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13. “Ensnaaaaare the senses!”

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14. When he confronts Harry and Ron about the flying car.

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15. When he took 37 pauses to say “Our…new…ce-le-brity.”

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16. When Snape revealed his Patronus to be a doe, just like Lily’s.

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17. When he accuses Harry of stealing from him.

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18. When Snape shields the kids after Lupin transforms into a werewolf.

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19. When Snape sees a little bit of Lily in Harry.

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20. When Snape urges Harry to take his tear to put in the Pensieve.

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21. Literally the entire flashback when Harry learns about Snape’s love for his mother.

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22. When Harry reveals exactly what Snape meant to him.

When Harry reveals exactly what Snape meant to him.

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23. And, of course, always.

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12 Reasons We All Need To Acknowledge That Kerala Is Killin’ It Right Now | #trending | BUTIKKA |

1. It just became the first Indian state to achieve 100% primary education.

It just became the first Indian state to achieve 100% primary education.

2. The population growth rate has been the lowestamong all Indian states over the last decade.

The population growth rate has been the lowest among all Indian states over the last decade.

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3. And the life expectancy is the highest.

And the life expectancy is the highest.

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4. It was declared the world’s first “Baby-friendly state” by WHO and UNICEF for its efforts to encourage and support breastfeeding.

It was declared the world's first "Baby-friendly state" by WHO and UNICEF for its efforts to encourage and support breastfeeding.

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5. In November 2015, the Kerala government became the country’s first state to announce a transgender policy.

In November 2015, the Kerala government became the country's first state to announce a transgender policy.

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The goal of the policy is to provide a platform to 25,000 transgender folk of the state, to voice their demand for “equality, dignity, development and expression”.

6. And recently announced setting up an actualseparate court of justice for its transgender community.

And recently announced setting up an actual separate court of justice for its transgender community.

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7. Last year, Kerala set a record for reduced alcohol consumption.

Last year, Kerala set a record for reduced alcohol consumption.

Hey, whether or not you think drinking less is progress, it was still an example of effective government policy. In just 18 months, alcohol consumption dropped 20.27%.

8. The highest daily wage earners in non-public, urban jobs are women.

The highest daily wage earners in non-public, urban jobs are women.

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9. It was declared a “complete digital state” last year.

It was declared a "complete digital state" last year.

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“The state has achieved 100 percent mobile density, 75 percent e-literacy, highest digital banking rate and broadband connection up to panchayat level,” Kerala’s CM Oomen Chandy said.

10. Couples wanting to adopt children exceed the number of children in adoption centres in the state.

Couples wanting to adopt children exceed the number of children in adoption centres in the state.

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11. And even though the female-to-male sex ratio is the highest in India

And even though the female-to-male sex ratio is the highest in India...

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12. Contrary to India’s age-old bias toward sons, most adopting couples in Kerala seek girl children.

Contrary to India’s age-old bias toward sons, most adopting couples in Kerala seek girl children.

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Keep winning, Kerala!

13 Reasons We All Need To Acknowledge That Kerala Is Killin’ It Right Now

Suketdhir, Indian Label, Wins the Woolmark Prize for Men’s Wear

“Someone asked me if I expected this to happen,” said Suket Dhir, an Indian fashion designer whose Suketdhir brand was awarded the International Woolmark Prize for men’s wear on Wednesday night.

“I didn’t expect it, but I was hoping. My God, was I hoping,” he added, beaming, after the finalists’ show. “This is the most beautiful and surreal moment for me, my family and all my team back in New Delhi. It is a real game changer for the house of Suketdhir.”

Mr. Dhir is probably right. In an increasingly challenging retail environment for small labels and mega-brands alike, awards like Woolmark’s — a $70,000 cash prize and partnerships with department stores around the world to sell the winning collection — are increasingly make-or-break moments for fledgling designer businesses. Last year, the men’s wear prize was awarded to Public School, the New York-based brand, and the stars of its designers, Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, have continued to rise since they were appointed to the creative helm of DKNY in April.

There were more than 70 nominees from around the world for the 2015-16 Woolmark award, which promotes the use of merino wool.

“We were absolutely ready to go international,” Mr. Dhir said. “We just didn’t have the means or the contacts. I feel ready to take that next step.”

“Winning this prize gives me that launchpad to grow my name worldwide,” he continued. “I’ve done what I could in India, and this is the best thing that could happen to me, for me to move in a bigger way.”

The judging panel, in Florence for the twice-a-year men’s wear trade show Pitti Uomo, said it was impressed by Mr. Dhir’s contemporary take on classic Western tailoring with an Indian twist — a homage to the style of his grandfather that marries sharp lines with a romantic subcontinental fluidity.

The Paris-based designer Haider Ackermann, one of the panelists, said: “I love to be surprised by a collection, and with this one I was. There was a charming story shining out through the clothes that both impressed and inspired me, which is increasingly rare nowadays.

“Suket is a person with a dream to tell,” Mr. Ackermann continued. “And I thought that it was very beautiful. Fashion at this time is about a dream, and the rest — the business — will follow.”

Nick Sullivan, fashion director of the men’s magazine Esquire and another judge, noted the collection’s attention to detail as well as its innovative use of a new wool yarn to create a trans-seasonal fabric with commercial growth potential. It is the first fabric Mr. Dhir has developed.

“When you got up close to these clothes, you saw their true merit,” Mr. Sullivan said. “A quirky umbrella-print ikat jacket lining here, ombré pre-dyed fading there. He used traditional weavers who had never worked with wool before to produce something truly new and distinctive, which is what appeals to male consumers more than ever right now.”

“The major difference between men’s wear and women’s wear is that, for the former, the devil is in the detail,” he continued. “Fabric and finish really matter while increasingly, in this Instagram era, for women’s wear, the focus is on visual impact from 50 feet away. These were clothes that could really sell.”

The chief executive of Pitti Uomo, Raffaello Napoleone, noted the international scope of the finalists: Mr. Dhir, P. Johnson of Australia, Munsoo Kwon of South Korea, Jonathan Christopher of the Netherlands, Agi & Sam of Britain and Siki Im of the United States.

“We are a proudly Italian event, but we need to encompass displays of design and manufacturing from all over the world, and the show tonight was a fantastic example of that,” Mr. Napoleone said.

Mr. Dhir, who founded Suketdhir in 2009, is the second Indian designer to win a Woolmark prize in recent years. Rahul Mishra, a designer based in Mumbai and New Delhi, won the 2014 women’s wear prize.

Kalki Koechlin’s New Video Is the Most Powerful Thing on the Internet Today! | Trending | BUTIKKA |

Kalki Koechlin is a self-made woman, who has earned respect and celebrity based on her talents. She is one of the few actors in Bollywood whom we think stands for being a great feminist role model. She’s done us proud once again with her new poem, ‘The Printing Machine,’ which she’s co-written and performed with the good folks at Blush, thereby giving us this powerful video.

The words, the beats, and the visuals, create an impactful message for all of us to understand and imbibe. We all talk about the ridiculousness of the news, the negativity of it all, and then go about our normal routines. But here’s an earnest effort that is making us question our subtle, but harmful indifference.

Listen to Kalki, people. Because when this woman talks, the world becomes a better place. Start by asking the right questions today.

10 timeless outfits for Wedding on Budget

Though wedding is a dream, which every young heart wishes to realize soon, yet it is certainly not that easy. It is one of the most important and serious affairs in one’s life and therefore requires utmost attention.

Shopping for an Indian wedding is one of the most adventurous and fun filled part of the entire event.

In order to organize a hassle free and joyful wedding, there are a number of preparations that are to be taken care of. Being a bride first you should be particular about your needs means you need to understand about your choices and requirements. Then you should decide about your budget and check does your needs fit in that budget.

Believe me, you don’t need a BOMB BUDGET to compile your wedding trousseau.

You can look a million bucks without repeating your outfit for those numerous special occasions.
Before you go out in the market to find the best wedding outfit for yourself, here are some timeless cholis which you can get stitched and wear in multiple ways.

Not just styles and colours, these are easy on prices and are so versatile. Pair them with lehengas, patiala salwars, skirts, sarees, palazzos or even pants to look your best !!

Just let your creative juices flowing.

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5 Reasons Why Goa is the Best Vacation Spot in India! | Travel | Brea Sandhu | BUTIKKA |

Goa is an amazing spot. Everybody wants a break from the normal, tiring daily routine and a place like Goa provides you with that.


1) YOU CAN HAVE A CHILL LIFE FOR SOME DAYS:
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The chiller life which everybody wants is available in Goa where no one bothers about you at all. Do whatever you feel like.


2) HAVE THE BEST SEA FOOD:
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It’s the perfect place to have amazing sea food. Lobsters, Prawns, fish and Shark become your new favourites.



3) A PHOTO ORIENTED VACATION:

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It has the best locations for pictures and to have an entirely new photo gallery with the best moments captured.


4) WATER SPORTS: THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES:
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Provides you with exciting experiences and Goosebumps, and memories that will drive you crazy.


5) BEACH LOVE:
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Forget your tensions with the best time of your life at the beach with your real friends around and the food that you love.



6) SUPER ECONOMICAL:
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It’s the best because it suits your pocket in the best way.


Simply Put: Happiness = Goa.

Things we need to know to make relationships built to last actually work! | Mannat Sibal | Love & Relationship | BUTIKKA |

Romantic comedies make love look so simple, and while they make us feel all gooey inside, real-life couples know that relationships take work, and lots of it.

The relationships you admire, or aspire to have someday — you know, the ones between people who have been together forever — didn’t just blossom overnight.


 

  1. There is ritual, more than need, to have transparency.

Anything in the world with attached emotions, is built on honesty and completely transparency. If there’s something to hide, there’s something fishy for sure. Complete honesty created a lack of jealousy and better defined boundaries.


 

  1. Don’t expect a medal for every chore you cross of your joint To Do list.

We all thrive off of flattery, but fishing for compliments or affirmation is tedious. If you need a pat on the back for every errand you run or unpleasant job you complete, consider giving it to yourself or call home to mom. You’re on the same tea, but your partner isn’t your personal cheerleader, so don’t expect them to praise you for every little thing you accomplish. Unless things are divided unequally, your significant other is doing just as much as you are.


 

  1. Be unexpected yet romantic.

Surprise her with flowers.  Plan him a special night under the stars.  Do anything to show how much you really care about each other.  As redundant as this may sound, its a really important step in any relationship.


 

    4.  A couple means two. So its important to be a good teammate.

Being in a relationship is a two-person job.  If you want your relationship to last, you cannot expect your partner to do all of the work. Nobody can expect someone to put in efforts to make something work that is built for two. Be it emotionally or physically. It’s a two-way street, so if you’re not the one initiating something, reciprocate!


 

  1. Grow together. Help make each other a better person.

The best way to grow is by identifying your own traits and talents and matching it to your partners. Know what they’re good at and try to be better for it. Some are good at exercising while the other know how to maintain a home and constantly check up on you. Commit to trying those things their way. If you embrace your partner’s commendable habits and note their life enhancing impact on your life, you’ll have an easier time coping with the less awesome aspects of living with someone for the rest of your life. 


 

    6. Adaptability and acceptance is the way.

You obviously can not expect to have the all of the same ideas and beliefs as the person you are in a relationship with, so it is important to adapt if you want your relationship to last.  If you care about your boyfriend/girlfriend, this step should come pretty easily. Somethings may or may not make so much sense to you or may not be “your way” but if your partner’s little quirks or even outrageous beliefs may seem like a deal breaker and  you have the ability to adapt, then your relationship has the amazing ability to go the distance.


 

  1. Remember to say “thank you.”

This is one of those golden rules mom always taught you.  These two simple words can mean a lot to someone. Saying “thank you” is such a simple way to make someone feel as if they are appreciated.  Ask yourself this question: would you stay in a relationship if you felt unappreciated?


 

    8. It’s the simplest things that matter most; be affectionate and don’t         be afraid to show it.

It’s a no-brainer that women, especially, are a sucker for display of emotions, it makes them get an idea that you’re proud to have her and aren’t holding back on showing it. Same, go on grab his arm in public and I bet you’d see a smile curl up on his lips. There aren’t any gender roles non sense that the society is fixated upon, just do it!

There is always a lot of work involved in maintaining a relationship with someone, but if you always remember how much they mean to you, it will not seem like work.  You can ask anyone who has been in a relationship for a long period of time—they wouldn’t trade it all for anything.