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Watch: What happens when The Weeknd’s chartbusting song ‘Starboy’ gets a bhangra remix?

The outcome is not just catchy music but also sociological insights.

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On September 22, 2016, an R&B song called Starboy was on everyone’s lips across the globe. It dominated the music charts for weeks.

And then came the bhangra version on February 23, 2017. The lyrics, of course, are nowhere close to the ones singer The Weeknd chants in the original track.

Titled Dilli De Sardarboys (Sardarboys of Delhi), the music video – made by Jasmeet Singh Bhatia, Jasdeep Singh and Simranpreet Singh of The Viral Fever – pokes fun at Punjabi wedding stereotypes. While everyone else may have arrived on time, the sardars from Delhi have their own plan of action – and being punctual is not one of them (though eating momos and butter chicken is).

Or so it is at the wedding of Jasmeet (son of Jasmeet and Jasmeet Kaur) with Jasmeet (daughter of Jasmeet and Jasmeet Singh).

The catchy bhangra beats were even retweeted by The Weeknd on Twitter.

In a bid to get the video viral, the makers of the video started a #BhangraDab and #SardarBoys challenge. The YouTube music video, which has received over one million views, has had an enthusiastic response on social media.

In case you haven’t heard Starboy, here’s the original song (video below).

Canadian R&B singer-songwriter The Weeknd teamed up with Daft Punk, the French electronic music duo, to produce the song. Starboy explores the extravagance of a celebrity life, where The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, attempts to murder his former persona.

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The song is so popular that it was even dubbed in former President Barack Obama’s voice. YouTube channel Barackdubs stitched together individual words spoken by Obama – the outcome is hilarious.

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These GIFs show you what it means to miss breakfast

That monstrous roar is your empty stomach.

Let’s take a glance at your every day morning routine. You crawl out of bed, go for a quick shower, pull out and wear your neatly ironed clothes at the speed of light and then rush out of the house, making sure you have your keys and wallet in place.

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You walk into office, relieved because you have made it to work on time. Stifling yawns and checking emails, you wonder how your colleagues are charged up and buzzing with energy. “What is wrong with these people” you mumble to yourself.

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Slowly, you start to change. You start snapping at colleagues and start arguing with your computer. You take out your frustration on anything or anyone in sight.

To add to the aggressive behaviour, you’ve completely lost your focus. After some time, you simply forget what you were doing.

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Unable to bear the hunger pangs, you go for a mid-morning snack. It is only when a colleague asks you for a bite do you realize that you have developed into a fully formed, hunger fueled, monster. Try not to look at yourself in the mirror.

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If only you had spared not even twenty or ten but just 5 minutes in the morning and not skipped breakfast, your story would look completely different - as you will see in this video.

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The fast dip in your mood and lack of focus is because your body has missed its most important meal of the day – breakfast. Research has shown that skipping a meal, especially in the morning, worsens the mood because there is a drop in the blood sugar. This in turn affects the levels of serotonin and dopamine, the chemicals produced in the brain that control our moods and feelings. In simpler English, not having breakfast is going to make you really cranky and confused!

Morning is also when the body needs maximum nutrition to function efficiently through the day as you’ve just woken up from a full 7 hours of no food (and if you’re sleeping less than that, that’s a whole other article).

So in short, having a breakfast could make you go from looking like the earlier GIFs to this:

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But with changing lifestyles and most people hard pressed for time, a healthy breakfast is taking the backseat. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. MTR has come up with a range of widely loved Indian delicacies like Poha, Upma and Halwa which can be made in (hold you breath) just 3 minutes! All you have to do is add hot water and wait for 3 minutes to get a delicious and filling breakfast.

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These amazing and delicious breakfasts can be made in a jiffy and consumed with the least hassle, even in the midst of your frenetic morning routine. So grab your #MTRbreakfastin3 to start the day on an awesome note.

Click here to make breakfast a part of your morning routine.

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