When Ranbir and Mahira met in Dubai

Ranbir Kapoor and Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai on Sunday.
Updated 20 March 2017

When Ranbir and Mahira met in Dubai

DUBAI: Videos of Bollywood actor Ranbir Kapoor and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan at the Global Teacher Prize ceremony in Dubai on Sunday are going viral on social media. The videos show the two actors engaged in animated conversations, leaving fans wondering what is going on between them.
In one video, clasping her hands together, Khan is seen pleading Kapoor for something, while he raises his hand questioningly.
In another video, Khan spiritedly reads from papers in her hand to people backstage. Kapoor appears happy, and she then walks away smiling. Cut to moments later, the two run into each other again, and the actress looks exasperated.
While some speculated that this may be some sort of act or promotional stunt, others said that some dispute arose between them.
Addressing the Global Teacher Prize ceremony, Khan said, “Teachers have the power to make a shy little girl like me believe in her dreams, so yes, teachers do matter.”
“You (teachers) are the true stars,” the actress added as she vowed to use her platform to empower people.
Kapoor, meanwhile, remembered the teachers who shaped his life.
“My favorite was my Hindi teacher. I loved his patience and encouragement. He made me into a confident person and I will always be grateful for it all my life,” said Kapoor.
“You can never disregard the contribution of teachers in a society ... Some of the teachers don’t even have blackboards or a classroom to teach, but they still persevere,” he added.

What’s Trending Today’s: hot topics explained

Zuhoor Assiri gestures as she drives her car in Dhahran on Sunday. (Reuters)
Updated 25 June 2018

What’s Trending Today’s: hot topics explained

In the driver’s seat

Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal. (Twitter photo)

“Al-Waleed bin Talal” was one of the top trending Google searches on Sunday, as he participated in the historic event of women driving in the Kingdom.  

He shot a video of himself sitting next to his daughter Reem who drove him around Riyadh with his granddaughters sitting in the backseat.

In the viral video, Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal said: “Saudi Arabia has entered the 21st century.” 

Prince Al-Waleed is a Saudi businessman, investor, philanthropist, and a member of the Saudi royal family. Prince Al-Waleed is also the chairman of Board of Directors of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), a Saudi conglomerate company, publicly listed on the Tadawul (Saudi Stock Exchange). 



The Arabic hashtag for Saudi women driving cars, and the English #SaudiWomenDriving were the top trending hashtags in the region. On June 24, history was made in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, as women with valid driving licenses grabbed their car keys and enjoyed a drive on Kingdom’s roads marking the beginning of an era of prosperity. 

@geekyerxm said: “Seeing all the Saudi woman driving with the biggest smiles ever, is making me tear up GO GIRLSSS”

@ArshiyaShariff7 said: “So finally the wait is over”

@Aljehani_Maha said: “Today we are making history congratulations to all the women in our beloved country, I’m so happy and proud of each one of us. Let’s drive and be the change that we want to see in the world. #SaudiWomenDrive”

@ZainabDaham said: “24th of June 2018,the end of an era and the start of a new one for our Saudi sisters. A very memorable day and a true historic moment. #SaudiWomenDrive”

@LamaG6 said: “Congratulations to all the women in Saudi Arabia! Today marks an extraordinary leap of faith. Today we ARE the news. #SaudiWomenDrive”