Welcome to Fundayforum.com - Pakistani Urdu Community Forum

Guest Image

Welcome to Fundayforum.com - Pakistani Urdu Community Forum, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Fundayforum.com - Pakistani Urdu Community Forum by signing in or creating an account via default Sign up page or social links such as: Facebook, Twitter or Google.

  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members.
  • Upload or Download IPS Community files such as:  Applications, Plugins etc.
  • Upload or Download your Favorite Books, Novels in PDF format. 

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'with'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Help Support
    • Announcement And Help
    • Funday Chatroom
  • Poetry
    • Shair-o-Shaa'eri
    • Famous Poet
  • Islam - اسلام
    • QURAN O TARJUMA قرآن و ترجمہ
    • AHADEES MUBARIK آحدیث مبارک
    • Ramazan ul Mubarik - رمضان المبارک
    • Deen O Duniya - دین و دنیا
  • Other Forums
    • Chitchat and Greetings
    • Urdu Adab
    • Entertainment
    • Common Rooms
  • Music, Movies, and Dramas
    • Movies Song And Tv.Series
  • Science, Arts & Culture
    • Education, Science & Technology
  • IPS Community Suite
    • IPS Community Suite 4.1
    • IPS Download
    • IPS Community Help/Support And Tutorials


  • Ishq_janoon_Dewanagi
  • Uzee khan
  • Beauty of Words
  • Tareekhi Waqaiyaat
  • Geo News Blog
  • The Pakistan Tourism
  • My BawaRchi_KhaNa
  • Mukaam.e.Moahhabt
  • FDF Members Poetry
  • Sadqy Tmhary
  • FDF Online News
  • Pakistan
  • Dua's Kitchen
  • Raqs e Bismil
  • HayDay Game


  • Books
    • Urdu Novels
    • Islamic
    • General Books
  • IPS Community Suite 4
    • Applications
    • Plugins
    • Themes
    • Language Packs
    • IPS Extras
  • IPS Community Suite 3.4
    • Applications
    • Hooks/BBCodes
    • Themes/Skins
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • XenForo
    • Add-ons
    • Styles
    • Language Packs
    • Miscellaneous XML Files
  • Web Scripts
  • PC Softwares


  • Articles


  • Community Calendar
  • Pakistan Holidays


  • English
  • New Movie Songs
  • Old Movies Songs
  • Single Track
  • Classic
  • Ghazal
  • Pakistani
  • Indian Pop & Remix
  • Romantic
  • Punjabi
  • Qawalli
  • Patriotic
  • Islam


  • Islam
  • Online Movies
    • English
    • Indian
    • Punjabi
    • Hindi Dubbed
    • Animated - Cartoon
    • Other Movies
    • Pakistani Movies
  • Video Songs
    • Coke Studio
  • Mix Videos
  • Online Live Channels
    • Pakistani Channels
    • Indian Channels
    • Sports Channels
    • English Channels
  • Pakistani Drama Series
    • Zara Yaad ker
    • Besharam (ARY TV series)
  • English Series
    • Quantico Season 1
    • SuperGirl Season 1
    • The Magicians
    • The Shannara Chronicles
    • Game of Thrones

Found 1,875 results

  1. The people who are grow the food we eat work in trying conditions. Cultivating a crop is not child's play and our farmers deserve all the respect they can get. In a country like India, where the sun scorches the earth for most of the year, you automatically learn to do the best with the resources you have, and our farmers have been toiling it out commendably. Armed with demands and marching in discipline.#KisanMarch #KisanLongMarch #CPIM #RedSalute pic.twitter.com/levWc7pEwm — vijesh krishnankutty (@vijeshpk) March 12, 2018 A case in point is Lakshman Bhasre who has marched from Nasik to Mumbai along with his fellow farmers. Walking for a straight 7 days in the sweltering heat, with feet bleeding from walking too much, the farmers made our hearts cry with their plight and perseverance. While they had stocked up on food and other necessary amenities for the way, one major challenge was the lack of electricity and plug points to charge phones. Phones are no longer a luxury but a necessity today. Lakshman Bhasire, who hails from Tryumbakeshwar Taluka, just taught everyone a lesson in jugaad. The man has been walking with a small solar panel propped on his head. The hours of walking in the sun keep the panel charged. He has not only been charging his phone but also provides charging for other people's phones. Favourite photo from #KisanLongMarch this afternoon -- Farmers have no access to electricity so Lakshman Bhasre from Tryumbakeshwar Taluka has been marching for 6 days with a tiny solar panel on his head. He uses it to charge his phone and help other marchers charge theirs. pic.twitter.com/3He32abd4z — Pragya Tiwari (@PragyaTiwari) March 12, 2018 As we sit in the comfort of our air-conditioned homes and offices and whine about having to sit in our air-conditioned cars in traffic jams, our farmers are fighting in the worst possible conditions and yet fighting ways to keep afloat.
  2. Wondering what is Virat Kohli doing these days as Rohit Sharma is donning his captain's hat in the Nidahas Trophy Campaign? Well, the man is having a wonderful time with his favourite person and maybe so should you all. Virat Kohli shared a super cute picture of him and Anushka Sharma chilling together. Virat is always in news--be it for dancing on Kajra re in a wedding, for his style or for kicking some a** on the cricket field. That man totally knows how to win our hearts. @virat.kohli at Gagan Gujral wedding party along with Anushka's Mom & Dad #virat #kohli #viratkohli #sports #cricket #cricketer #captainviratkohli #captainkohli #captainvk #captainfearless #runmachine #runmachinekohli #viratians #anushka #sharma #anushkasharma #bollywood #actress #anushkaholics #virushka #virushkareception #virushkawedding #Virushka A post shared by VirushkaUpdates (@virushkaupdates) on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:35am PST He has been spending some fantastic time and even gave us a view of the city from his house that went viral all over the Internet within no time. Where else would you wanna be when you have such a stunning view from home! ð♥ï¸ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Mar 8, 2018 at 4:43am PST And now the picture of the couple spending their Sunday in a lazy manner is totally worth a look. It goes without saying that Virat and Anushka are one of the most adorable couples and often give us strong relationship goals. Taking to his Twitter, Virat shared a picture and captioned it, “Chilling and how!” Chilling and how! ð pic.twitter.com/GaRCzSWFCZ — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) March 11, 2018 And that was just the start of the beautiful day, when even Anushka shared a picture of her tenderly kissing her hubby, making us adore them even more. ð A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Mar 11, 2018 at 5:38am PDT On the work front, Anushka just returned from Madhya Pradesh where she was shooting for her upcoming film 'Sui Dhaga' with Varun Dhawan. And Virat has taken a break from cricket after the South Africa tour. The duo dated each other for three years and finally got hitched in December 2017 in a small intimate wedding in Italy. Looking at them, all we can say is their latest pictures are all about love, affection, and romance. So if you are thinking how to spend some quality time with your love, you know who to look up to.
  3. After four years of working together, the decision to go their separate ways was a mutual one, Sharapova said INDIAN WELLS: Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova has decided to split with her tennis coach Sven Groeneveld following her shock first round exit from the WTA Indian Wells tournament. After four years of working together, the decision to go their separate ways was a mutual one, Sharapova said on Friday. "After four successful and challenging years of collaboration together, I would like to thank Sven for his incredible loyalty, work ethic and most importantly the friendship that we have formed that will go beyond this working partnership," Sharapova said in a news release. "Although we have mutually agreed to part ways during this time, I have been incredibly fortunate to have a team leader like him in my corner." The former world number one, and twice a winner in the California desert, suffered a stunning defeat on Wednesday to Japanese No. 1 Naomi Osaka, losing in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Sharapova was one of the tournament´s major attractions after missing the last two. "Maria has been one of the most hardworking and professional players I have ever worked with. Her strength and fighting spirit will continue to be a force to reckon with and I have the deepest respect for her as a player and person," said Groeneveld of the Netherlands. For Sharapova the loss to the 20-year-old Osaka was another painful reminder that it´s back to the drawing board for the Russian as she makes her way back from a 15-month drugs ban. It was her second first round loss in a row after she withdrew from the Dubai tournament with a forearm injury. In her only Grand Slam appearance this year, Sharapova reached the third round of the Australian Open before losing to Angelique Kerber.
  4. Israeli border guards during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the city of Ramallah on March 9, 2018. Photo: AFP WEST BANK: A Palestinian was shot and killed on Saturday in what began as a clash between Palestinians and Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said. Both sides blamed the other for instigating the violence that erupted between residents of a Jewish settlement and a nearby Palestinian village. The Israeli military said soldiers arrived at the scene and ?used riot dispersal means and fired live rounds.? The incident, it said, would be reviewed. Palestinian officials said a 19-year-old was killed and a second person was wounded, but it was unclear whether they were shot by Israeli soldiers or settlers. Some 550,000 Israelis live in West Bank settlements and East Jerusalem, areas that are home to more than 2.6 million Palestinians.
  5. Yes, most of the time the world seems like the worst possible place ever, but every once in a while, something good happens and everything seems alright. Sorry, it got too deep. Do you believe in karma? It honestly seems impossible, but it's actually true that if you put out good in the world, good things will happen in return, because obviously every good and honest person deserves that. I know it's getting too deep, but this story of a good person being rewarded calls for just that, because honestly these kind of stories do make everyone's day. The story involves an auto driver and one particular passenger who improved his life for good. A passenger forgot her bag in an auto which had about â¹80,000 cash and other important documents. But, her auto driver, identified as Amit Gupta, came to her rescue. So basically, about two months ago Sarla Namboodiri, who runs Arunodaya English School in Chembur for primary and preprimary kids, took Gupta's auto to reach her car that was parked a little away from the institute. But, she accidentally left her bag which contained the cash, which was collected as school fees, along with her credit and debit cards, Aadhar card, driving licence, PAN card, car registration documents, two cell phones and moreover, even her house keys. But, just as she was contemplating calling the police to report her missing stuff, Gupta showed up at her school, about an hour later, to return all of her stuff. According to her, another passenger had spotted the bag and he remembered it was Namboodiri's. She said, “After he left, it struck me that I hadn't taken his contact details and I wanted to do something for him.” And, that she did. TOI She continued her search and was finally successful, and she decided to reward him by taking the responsibility of educating his children. She said, “I found out that he wasn't doing well financially. I learnt that he had two kids but couldn't afford to send them to school. Being a former teacher and with my experience in the education sector, I decided to provide his children free education.” But wait, there's more good news. Gupta was felicitated and awarded Rs 10,000. Namboodiri added, “Had Gupta not brought my bag back, I would have had to face a lot of trouble.”
  6. KOLKATA: Police on Friday charged Indian fast bowler Mohammad Shami after his wife filed a formal complaint alleging assault, domestic violence and infidelity. Shami's wife Hasin Jahan, a former model, filed a written complaint with the police in Kolkata just days after going public with claims that Shami had affairs with other women. The controversy has already cost Shami as India's cricket board has put the 27-year-old bowler's annual contract with the national team on hold while an investigation is conducted. "Police have charged Indian pacer Mohammad Shami and his brother with sections related to rape, domestic violence and causing hurt with poisoning after Jahan's complaint," Kolkata police joint commissioner Praveen Tripathi told AFP. "She has specifically complained about being tortured by her husband and in-laws, and about her husband having multiple extra-marital affairs," Tripathi added. Jahan made headlines by making public on Tuesday a series of messages Shami allegedly sent to women during their four-year marriage. "I managed to access the security code in his phone and saw (the) chats last night. I was shocked and could not sleep," she said. "He tortured me physically and mentally over and over again. Shami assaulted me after returning from the South Africa tour," Jahan told journalists on Friday. Shami has dismissed the accusations of infidelity as a campaign to defame him. "What is being said about my personal life is completely false," he wrote on Twitter Wednesday. "It's definitely a part of a big conspiracy against me. This is just an attempt to defame me." The Board of Control for Cricket in India dropped Shami from a list of contracted players unveiled Wednesday, which saw skipper Virat Kohli and other top Test players awarded salaries just above $1 million. A supervisory committee overseeing BCCI affairs said the allegations against Shami put them in a difficult position and that his contract was on hold pending review.
  7. Malala Yousafzai appeared in David Letterman?s My Next Guest Needs No Introduction on Netflix. The Nobel Peace Prize winner who entered the show to a standing ovation discussed gender equality, extremism and the importance of education with the late-night talk show legend. ?We have to fight not just against the extremists but against the ideology that does not accept women as equal to men, that does not accept that women have a right to an education, that does not accept that women have the right to do a job, to decide our own future -- we have to fight against this ideology whether it exists in the mountains of Pakistan or in big cities like New York, Washington or anywhere,? the activist said while speaking to the late-night talk show legend. Malala added, ?To fix this, governments need to invest more money into education. Business people and members of society need to start thinking about investing in girls and their education. We just need an ambition and intention. What to do then is easy.? The activist added that it ?bothers? her that ?leaders talk about eradicating extremism and ending poverty and then they ignore education.? ?That?s the first thing you need to do. You need to give education to the future generation,? she asserted. The show which opened with the Nobel Prize winner giving Letterman and prospective students a personal tour of Oxford University which she is currently attending, keeps switching to clips of her life at the university. ??I am proud of my college and encourage students to apply,? said Malala who began her undergraduate studies in philosophy, politics and economics (PPE) last October. ?I don?t really want them [prospective students] to ask me about personal things. Maybe one or two questions, that?s ok, but I do not want the tour to be focused on that,? she explained. When asked by Letterman if she had aspirations to hold a political positions, the 20-year-old replied, ?No. to be honest people just assume that if you study PPE at Oxford then you are going to go into politics but that?s not true. There are some politicians who have studied this course such as David Cameron and Benazir Bhutto.? Comments on Benazir Regarding what she thinks about Benazir, Malala said, ?She?s an inspiration. She told women not just in Pakistan but around the world that they can be leaders.? Comments on the Taliban On Taliban , Malala said Taliban knew education can empower women. ?They did not want that. They could not accept women as equal.? When asked what would happen had she not been shot, Malala said, ?I would still have been campaigning for girls education.? ?I did not realise how beautiful Swat was until I moved to the UK and looked out the window and asked where the mountains were,? she further said. ?I haven?t been back to Swat since I was attacked. Unfortunately it?s been a very difficult time. I tried to to go but I didn?t find the right time. I have received a lot of support in my country. There is this list for change. People want to see change in their country. I am already doing work there but I want my feet to touch that land.?
  8. This week, the world woke up to witness some serious allegations against Indian Cricketer Mohammed Shami. For those who don't know, Shami's wife Hasin Jahan has accused him of not only cheating with several women, but also for domestic violence, match-fixing and attempt to murder. To 'prove' her claims, she went ahead and revealed the WhatsApp and Facebook chats of her husband with different women. Mohammed Shami's wife exposing Shami with her Facebook posts. Could effect his career badly. Accuses Shami of being in numerous affairs with girls even belonging to Pakistan. #Shami #HasinJahan pic.twitter.com/jgoq00Pbxz — Sayeed Rahman (@Iamsayeedrahman) March 6, 2018 Just like the rest of the world, Shami was taken aback by this sudden outburst and has denied all these accusations. He is of the view that all this is just a conspiracy and is baseless Hi I'm Mohammad Shami. Ye jitna bhi news hamara personal life ke bare may chal raha hai, ye sab sarasar jhut hai, ye koi bahut bada humare khilap sajish hai or ye mujhe Badnam karne or mera game kharab karne ka kosis ki ja rahi hai. — Mohammad Shami (@MdShami11) March 7, 2018 While the Kolkata police has started investigating the matter, after a complaint filed by his wife, it is too early to comment on whether all of this is true or not. But you know what happens when something is all over the internet, right? A plethora of memes emerge because that's just how the internet deals with everything. 1. The Dhoni meme came in handy Pic1: Shami's action Pic2: Shami's wife reaction pic.twitter.com/LjkIVOGXp9 — Akshay (@AkshayKatariyaa) March 7, 2018 2. Well, well, well… Mohammed Shami right now pic.twitter.com/1BKGLL9KJk — Rishabh Srivastava (@AskRishabh) March 7, 2018 3. Classic memes Who did this?ð¹ð#HasinJahan #Shami pic.twitter.com/QDV1Ij0vcq — Dr. Dang (@Trozanmind) March 7, 2018 4. Padmaavat memes will never get old. Mohammed Shami right now : pic.twitter.com/qJU501mW1x — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) March 7, 2018 5. #epicfail Mohammad Shami trying to hide messages from his wife pic.twitter.com/67iC7nsAl8 — Bade Chote (@badechote) March 8, 2018 6. A different kind of game altogethe Baki sab to bat ball chala rhe the Asli game to Shami khel gyað pic.twitter.com/sOneu7gOkK — Shiva (@shivbhakt_aishu) March 8, 2018 7. How many times? Poor #Shami ð pic.twitter.com/rcFa4UXQI2 — •Sudhanshu• (@beingsudhanshu_) March 7, 2018 8. No comments Before & After #Shami ð pic.twitter.com/wpOMDKP36o — TheStumpCam (@theStumpCam) March 7, 2018 9. Damn… Shami's kabab is out of control — Karachi Queen (@TonkeePonkee) March 7, 2018 10. Is it though? Ssssss Shami #MohammedShami ðð¥ pic.twitter.com/GQePDBMZi1 — Wahid Syedð®ð³ (@wahidsyed99) March 7, 2018 Following these allegations, BCCI has also put Shami's annual contract on hold. We hope that the matter is resolved by the authorities soon otherwise this can badly hurt Shami's career.
  9. Throughout his ballistic menswear career, Ranveer Singh hasn't look one-bit ordinary. Of course, at the beginning of his movie trajectory (when he hardly cared about what he wore), he did look a lot like a neighborhood homie, but that's why no one sat up and noticed his style. For us, his real victory started with his controversial 'condom' outfit and post his hefty deal with Adidas Originals. That's when he started to hit a million arrows at once. Now, if you go by this theory, his recent outfit was clearly a far cry from his usual flipped-out ensembles. There were neither any prints involved nor an alien-like move, but just plain, simple solid-coloured separates. For starters however, let's bring the highlight of his outfit into focus: © Viral Bhayani If you notice closely, Singh's longline white T-shirt is a quite a commitment to his personal style. While this could have been an outing for a classic white tee, Ranveer turned to a crazy antic here. For one, there's an asymmetrical hemline and two, it's almost like it was snipped at home with a pair of scissors. And though, we're not sure of the brand this T-shirt belongs to, we're 100% down for the attention-grabbing detail. Looks quite cool. © Viral Bhayani And since Ranveer Singh's the man in focus, he decided to pair the rather simple T-shirt with a drape at the bottom-half, formally known as a lungi (or a lungi drape). Plain, simple, without any drama, just a pop colour to fulfill it's straightforward KRA. And thanks to his brand-new, crisp-white Adidas Originals kicks, there's some great balance throughout this ensemble. © Viral Bhayani Topping things off in signature-Ranveer style, there's an addition of a spicy mustard hat and tinted glasses here. All in all, this is a winner guys!
  10. A view of the Indian Supreme Court. Photo: Reuters India?s Supreme Court ruled on Friday that individuals had a right to die with dignity, allowing passive euthanasia with guidelines in a landmark verdict. The top court also permitted individuals to draft a ?living will? specifying that they not be put on life support if they slip into an incurable coma. The five-judge Constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice of India said, ?human beings have a right to die with dignity?. Though the judges gave four separate opinions, all of them were unanimous that a "living will" should be allowed. Passive euthanasia will be applicable to only a terminally ill person with no hope for recovery, the court said. The court further spoke of involving a medical board to determine whether the patient in a vegetative state could be revived or not. The SC said it was aware of the pitfalls in giving effect to 'living wills', considering the property disputes relatives have. Therefore, the SC said the relatives of a patient who has not written a 'living will' can approach high courts asking for passive euthanasia. In 2015, the death of a 66-year-old nurse Aruna Shanbaug, who was sexually assaulted and left in a vegetative state for more than 40 years, had sparked a national debate over the legalization of euthanasia.
  11. A UK-based higher education analytics company Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) calculated statistics from hundreds of universities worldwide to see which institutions were the strongest in 48 different subjects, from accounting to philosophy to veterinary science. The University of Pittsburgh has been rated to have the best philosophy program in the world whereas Colorado School of Mines is best in the engineering program. University of California, Davis topped in veterinary sciences program. If you are thinking what all factors they take into consideration before coming to the conclusion then here is there filtering criteria. They see the institutions academic reputation, employer reputation, Research citation per paper, and H-index(a way of measuring both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scientist or scholar. © Thinkstock These are the top 10 institutions in the world with most top-ranked programs: 1. University of Cambridge Country: United Kingdom Number of top-10 programs: 37 Top 10 programs include: Anthropology, English Language, and Literature, History 2. University of Oxford Country: United Kingdom Number of top-10 programs: 35 Top 10 programs include: Anatomy and Physiology, Classics and Ancient History, Politics and International Studies 3. Harvard University (tie) Country: United States Number of top-10 programs: 34 Top 10 programs include: Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Economics and Econometrics 4. The University of California, Berkeley (tie) Country: United States Number of top-10 programs: 34 Top 10 programs include: Architecture, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences 5. Stanford University Country: United States Number of top-10 programs: 32 Top 10 programs include: Biological Sciences, Economics and Econometrics, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering 6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Country: United States Number of top-10 programs: 24 Top 10 programs include: Art and Design, Computer Science, Linguistics 7. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Country: United States Number of top-10 programs: 14 Top 10 programs include: Chemistry, Communication and Media Studies, Psychology 8. London School of Economics (LSE) Country: United Kingdom Number of top-10 programs: 13 Top 10 programs include: Business and Management Studies, Development Studies, Social Policy and Administration 9. Yale University (tie) Country: United States Number of top-10 programs: 11 Top 10 programs include: Law, Medicine, Nursing 10. National University of Singapore (tie) Country: Singapore Number of top-10 programs: 11 Top 10 programs include: Civil & Structural Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmacy and Pharmacology
  12. DUBAI: Quetta Gladiators recorded the biggest win by runs in the Pakistan Super League history by defeating Karachi Kings by 67 runs in tonight's second game in Dubai. Courtesy a fiery knock of 90 runs by opener Shane Watson assisted by Kevin Pieterson's half-century, Quetta Gladiators posted a score of 180 runs against Karachi Kings. Kings only scored 113 for the loss of eight wickets as the Sarfraz-led Gladiators' bowling attack did not allow Kings to dominate the game in the second innings of the game either. Watson and Pietersen effectively neutralised the Kings' bowling attack, by smashing boundaries all over the ground. The Australian opener gave one easy catching attempt during the game when he was on 54, but Usman Khan Shinwari dropped it?a mistake costing Imad Wasim's team the entire match. Second Innings Gladiators cemented their domination in the game by picking two early key wickets in the start of their innings. Muhammad Nawaz stumped opener Joe Denly on the very first over the match, while in the next over Kings' decision to send Shahid Afridi did not prove beneficial as the senior batsman in his typical fashion was dismissed by fast bowler Rahat Ali by giving an easy catch over mid-off area. Ravi Bopara was taken by Ben Laughlin on a duck by nicking a ball to the wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed. In the 10th over of the game, Babar Azam departed on the very first ball of Shane Watson. The highlight of the day was fast bowler Rahat Ali pointing towards the pavilion after dismissing Kings' skipper Imad Wasim. The celebration clearly irked Wasim. First Innings Opener Shane Watson's fiery start pushed Kings on defensive. His three sixes to skipper Imad Wasim put the basis of a strong start to the Sarfraz-led team. Afridi gave a much-needed breakthrough to Kings by dismissing Asad Shafiq (16) on the last ball of the sixth over. Pietersen was the next to return to the pavilion after he was brilliantly caught by Ravi Bopara at mid-wicket area on the ball of Usman Khan Shinwari. The top-order batsman scored 52 off 34 balls. After a somewhat lackluster start to the third edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), Quetta redeemed themselves when they beat table-toppers Multan Sultans in a dramatic chase Wednesday night.
  13. The 23-time Grand Slam singles winner is ramping up her return this week by playing in Indian Wells, her first WTA Tour event since she won the 2017 Australian Open INDIAN WELLS, USA: Serena Williams is through taking baby steps on the comeback trail after the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia in September. The 23-time Grand Slam singles winner is ramping up her return this week by playing in Indian Wells, her first WTA Tour event since she won the 2017 Australian Open. After a couple of exhibitions and a Davis Cup doubles match, Williams is eager to hit with the big guns as she opens her campaign on Thursday night against Zarina Diyas. "I´m ready to just jump in and get started and see what happens," the 36-year-old American told the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. "Obviously I´m going to have a few hiccups, I would imagine, and I´m ready for that." Earlier this week she played one tiebreaker in an exhibition tournament in New York. In February she played a doubles rubber for the US Fed Cup team, and took part in another exhibition in Abu Dhabi in late December. Indian Wells features a star-studded women´s field in a tournament that looks wide open. Many of the players on Wednesday said they welcomed Serena´s return. "We are all going to look to see how she is playing," said reigning Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza. "She is one of the best players so it is good that she is back, especially after being a mom. It is great." French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko said Serena´s contribution to women´s tennis cannot be overstated. "She is an amazing athlete," said sixth seeded Latvian Ostapenko. "She is a very special and what she has done for women´s tennis is huge." Pliskova doubts But Czech fifth seed Karolina Pliskova said it is going to take more than one WTA event for Serena to get back in championship form. "Obviously it is tough to get back even for a champion like her," Pliskova said Wednesday. "I don´t have that experience with having a baby, but I think it changes the body and the mindset a lot. "We will see in the first round. For sure she is going to be a little bit nervous. I don´t know what kind of shape she is in and if she was practising or not practising. "She can play good tennis again but I don´t know if it is going to be at this tournament maybe it will take her a while." The first clues to Williams´ form will be displayed in Thursday´s night game against Diyas, Serena´s first match in Indian Wells will be Thursday night against Diyas, the 24-year-old world number 53 from Kazakhstan. Serena boycotted this event, with her sister Venus, for 14 years after she was booed in the 2001 final. She returned in 2015 but had to pull out before her semi-final against Simona Halep with a knee problem. Times have changed for the most successful female player of the Open era. If you asked her 10 years ago if she envisioned herself playing after the age of 30, Serena would have replied no. But that was before she started collecting Grand Slam titles like others collect antique furniture or vinyl records. "There´s nobody´s rule that says you have to retire at 30," she told The Wall Street Journal. "All the best players in the world now are well into their 30s, so you know, technology is better at enabling athletes to play a longer life."
  14. ADDIS ABABA: Washington's top diplomat Rex Tillerson said Thursday the United States was "a long way from negotiations" with North Korea, which this week made a shock offer to discuss denuclearisation. Tillerson, who is in Ethiopia on his first-ever Africa tour, said the signals from Pyongyang may be positive but stressed negotiations with Kim Jong Un's regime were not going to happen soon. "I think as President Trump has indicated, (there are) potentially positive signals coming from North Korea by way of their intra-Korean dialogue with South Korea," he told journalists. But "in terms of direct talks... we're a long way from negotiations, we just need to be very clear-eyed and realistic about it," he said. He said a first step would be "talks about talks" to see if "conditions are right to even begin thinking about negotiations." Details are still sketchy, but South Korea announced Tuesday that the North had stated there was "no reason" to hold on to its nuclear weapons "if military threats towards the North are cleared and the security of its regime is guaranteed". The North is open to "frank" talks with the United States on denuclearisation and would suspend missile and nuclear tests while dialogue was underway, the South´s national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said after returning from a meeting in Pyongyang with Kim. President Donald Trump welcomed the offer as "very positive". However, his Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told Congress he was "quite skeptical" and Vice President Mike Pence said the US position towards North Korea would not change "until we see credible, verifiable, and concrete steps toward denuclearisation." China on Thursday urged the United States and North Korea to start negotiations as soon as possible, while Japan has warned it could be a ploy to play for time, and urged "concrete" steps from Pyongyang.
  15. Chess player Bushra Maqsood at SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School, in Karachi, Pakistan. She says she loves playing with an opponent who can give her a really tough time. Picture taken February 24, 2017 - Thomas Reuters Foundation 1 Peering at the chess board from behind her spectacles, 14-year-old Pakistani schoolgirl Maleeha Ali deftly put her opponent?s king in checkmate, winning her third victory in a row. With a score of 24-4, her team of blue-and-white uniformed teenagers from SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School in Karachi, Pakistan?s biggest city, trounced a group of boys from a prestigious private school. ?You have to watch your opponent?s every move from every angle,? said Ali, sitting on a high stool. With echoes of Uganda?s ?Queen of Katwe?, the Pakistani teens have defied expectations about girls by thrashing men nearly twice their age at chess. ?These girls always give us a tough time,? said Foad Abdullah, 15, from BVS Parsi High School who lost six of his eight games to the girls. Like Phiona Mutesi - whose rise from a Ugandan slum to international chess championships inspired the 2016 Disney film - Pakistan?s chess queens have beaten the odds to succeed. About 23 million children do not go to school in Pakistan, half of them girls who often marry before the age of 18, miss out on education because they have to work or cannot commute long distances because it is not safe. The majority of children who go to school attend government institutions, which often have dilapidated facilities and poor attendance rates by teachers. Chess Master Karachi?s chess queens have a distinct advantage. They are being trained by Pakistan?s former international chess master Shahzad Mirza, a keen promoter of the game in schools across the country, better known for its love of cricket. All girls chess team of SMB Fatima Jinnah Government Girls School, in Karachi, Pakistan. Picture taken February 24, 2017 Thomson Reuters Foundation2 Most of the girls can outshine men in national tournaments, he told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. ?These girls have won the top five positions so many times, I?ve lost count,? he said with pride. Chess is also a compulsory subject for girls in grades 4 to 8 in the school, which is in Karachi?s old city Garden area. Their success has boosted their self-belief, according to their coach Hira Sher Mohammad, 23, a former student. ?When the girls win against boys, you should see how ecstatic they are,? she said. ?It is the consistent victory that has brought about a change - girls have become confident and parents have come around too,? she added. Strategic Thinkers SMB Fatima Jinnah school has a second celebrity backer in the form of the Zindagi Trust, a charity run by Pakistani singer Shehzad Roy to improve the quality of education. ?Chess is not just a game,? he said. ?It will help these girls ... when they have to make important decisions or handle tough situations in their lives.? Chess can help to produce ?strategic thinkers and problem solvers who will tackle complex issues affecting Pakistan or even the world?, said Roy, who has been honoured by the government for his humanitarian work. The school is one of about 600 in southern Sindh province - one of the poorest regions of Pakistan - that is part of the Adopt-A-School program, which aims to improve facilities in government schools. One of the chess queens, 15-year-old Bushra Maqsood has been chosen to take part in the Seeds of Peace camp in the United States in June, which brings together teenagers from countries in conflict to encourage dialogue and understanding. Although she has never left Pakistan or been on a plane and speaks only a smattering of English, she is not anxious. ?I think I will manage,? she said, beaming confidently.
  16. SIUT founder Dr Adib Rizvi speaks on Geo Pakistan. KARACHI: People will continue to be affected by diseases of the kidneys if diabetes and high blood pressure is not treated, said the founder of Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, Dr Adib Rizvi. While talking on Geo News show Geo Pakistan on Thursday, Dr Rizvi said a number of factors cause kidney malfunction, one of them being a good diet. The SIUT founder was speaking on World Kidney Day that has coincided with International Women?s Day this year. Dr Rizvi also shared his observation regarding gender bias in terms of treatment at hospitals, saying earlier more men would be seen being treated at hospitals but now an almost equal number of women come in to medical facilities. SIUT, which was founded by Dr Rizvi, is Sindh?s largest centre for free of charge medical treatment of kidney and liver diseases and cancers. It started off as an eight-bed surgery ward in Civil Hospital, Karachi in 1972. But Dr Rizvi?s care for the indigent patients at the ward and support of the administration resulted in the unit?s recognition as the Department of Urology and Transplantation in 1986. Five years later, in 1992, the department became an institution and started functioning, offering free-of-charge medical services to people who can otherwise not afford treatment.
  17. China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi. Photo: File BEIJING: China will respond as necessary in the event of a trade war with the United States, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Thursday, while warning that such a war would only harm all sides. US President Donald Trump is expected to establish tariffs of 25 per cent on imported steel and 10 per cent on imported aluminum this week, but the White House has said there could be a 30-day exemption for Mexico and Canada and some other countries based on national security. Such a move aims to counter cheap imports, especially from China, that Trump says undermine US industry and jobs. Trump?s administration has faced growing opposition to the tariffs from prominent congressional Republicans and business officials worried about their potential impact on the economy. Trade tension with the United States has jumped to the top of the list of risks facing China this year, Zhou Hao, senior emerging markets economist at Commerzbank, told the Reuters Global Markets Forum this week, and its latest data showed exports surging 44.5 per cent in February from a year earlier. Wang, speaking on the sidelines of an annual meeting of China?s parliament, said China and the United States did not have to be rivals, and history showed that trade wars were not the correct way to resolve problems. ?Especially given today?s globalisation, choosing a trade war is a mistaken prescription. The outcome will only be harmful,? Wang said. ?China would have to make a justified and necessary response,? he said. Wang said China had a long way to go on its path of modernisation, and that it ?will not and need not displace the United States?. Trump addressed trade with China in tweets on Wednesday, demanding that it lay out plans for reducing its trade surplus with the United States by $1 billion, which appeared to have been raised during a meeting with a top Chinese official last week. ?China has been asked to develop a plan for the year of a One Billion Dollar reduction in their massive Trade Deficit with the United States,? Trump tweeted, without saying where the message had been conveyed. In the tweet, Trump mistakenly referred to a deficit where China runs a surplus. It was also not clear if he meant that amount, which would only be about 0.27 per cent of the record $375.2 billion goods trade surplus China had with the United States last year. Trade tensions between the world?s two largest economies have risen since Trump took office in 2017, and although China only accounts for a small fraction of US steel imports, its massive industry expansion has helped produce a global glut of steel that has driven down prices. ?Few alternative sources' The US tariffs are expected to go into effect in two months, though economists see little immediate impact on China. Capital Economics estimates China?s exports of steel and aluminum to the United States account for less than 0.1 per cent of its gross domestic product, as both are already limited by anti-dumping measures. ?On paper, China has more to lose from a trade war ? it exports far more to the US than it imports. But there are few alternative sources for the main products the US buys from China,? the research firm said in a note on Wednesday. US soy beans, aircraft and cars are widely seen as vulnerable to possible retaliation from Beijing. Trump is also considering trade sanctions against China under a ?Section 301? investigation into its intellectual property practices and pressure on foreign companies for technology transfers. Diplomatic and US business sources say the United States has all but frozen a formal mechanism for talks on commercial disputes with China because it is not satisfied it has met its promises to ease market restrictions. China?s latest trade data released on Thursday showed its February exports up 44.5 per cent from a year earlier, beating market expectations, while imports grew 6.3 per cent. That left it with a trade surplus of $33.74 billion for the month, and a January-February trade surplus with the United States of $42.92 billion. China?s trade performance rebounded in 2017 and logged a strong start this year thanks to robust demand at home and abroad. But the tensions with the United States are clouding the outlook for exports, while a cooling property market may curb domestic demand for imported raw materials such as iron ore.
  18. With Xiaomi closing in on Samsung in the budget smartphone segment and overall smartphone market, the South Korean giant is looking for ways to maintain its top position in the country. Samsung said it will be adopting “multi-dimensional” strategies amid intense competition in the mobile phone market. “You can expect multiple devices being launched over the year across price segments that we operate in. These smartphones will be available across online and offline channels from time to time,” Asim Warsi, Global Vice President, Samsung India told IANS. © MensXP The decision comes on the backdrop of recent market reports saying Xiaomi had toppled Samsung to become India's number one smartphone vendor in Q4 2017. The giant launched its flagship Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices to India on Tuesday that have several "Make for India" features such as "LTE Carrier Aggregation" to let users stream data 2.5 times faster and company's own loyalty programme called "Samsung Rewards". Samsung has partnered with telecom service providers Reliance Jio and Airtel for "LTE Carrier Aggregation" where spectrum across different bands merge into one single pipe, thus, giving users higher bandwidth, faster streaming, and downloads. © MensXP "We will continuously invest and expand our reach not just on the channels' part but also on expanding the after-sales service network," Warsi added. As per IDC, for the year 2017, Samsung dominated the overall Indian smartphone market with a 24.7 percent share. And those numbers make sense given the Korean-firm has the largest retail network in India with over 150,000 touch points. Samsung is also ambitious about the 'Make in India' programme, it plans to start export of India-made smartphones to Europe, Middle-East and Africa very soon. The company is more than doubling its production capacity to 12 million devices per month against nearly 5 million at present. The company is already producing the entire range of its devices locally (Noida), including entry-level feature phones and top-notch ones like Galaxy S9 devices.
  19. Jonny Bairstow's 138 and Joe Root's 102 went in vain as Ross Taylor overshadowed his English counterparts with a scintillating knock of 181 runs to help New Zealand chase an imposing total of 335 runs and secure a thrilling five-wicket win over England in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at Dunedin. The marauding right-hander overcame England's competitive bowling attack and his thigh injury, to help the Kiwis level the five-match ODI series 2-2. The 33-year-old took the opposition bowlers to the cleaners, smashing 17 fours and six sixes in his blistering 147-ball innings. © Reuters Adjudged the Man of the Match, Taylor drew plaudits for his batting masterclass from the cricket bigwigs and fans alike. But, there was one comment that stood out from the rest. And, we weren't surprised, it came from none other than social media king Virender Sehwag. Wah Darji ji , that was special. Brilliant innings, Master ji @RossLTaylor — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) March 7, 2018 Lauding the New Zealand batsman for his match-winning knock, Sehwag didn't shy away from bringing back his old 'Darji' jibe to poke fun at Taylor. Taking to Twitter, Sehwag wrote: "Wah Darji ji , that was special. Brilliant innings, Master ji @RossLTaylor". The tweet has since gone viral on the micro-blogging website, garnering over 17k likes and 1.3k retweets. But, this isn't the first time when Sehwag has trolled Taylor by likening him to a tailor. Well played @RossLTaylor Darji ji . Great effort after handling the pressure of Diwali orders .#indvsnz — Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 22, 2017 Last year, during New Zealand's tour of India, Sehwag praised Taylor in a similar fashion. "Well played @RossLTaylor Darji ji . Great effort after handling the pressure of Diwali orders. #indvsnz". But, the banter didn't just end there. @virendersehwag #Rajkot mein match k baad, #darji (Tailor) Ki dukaan band. Agli silai #Trivandrum mein hogi... Zaroor Aana. #India #IndvNZ A post shared by Ross Taylor (@rossltaylor3) on Nov 5, 2017 at 2:30am PST In a befitting reply to Viru, Taylor came up with his own plan to troll the former Indian cricketer. The New Zealand cricketer shared a photo of himself - sitting in front of a tailor shop in Rajkot - with a caption: "@virendersehwag #Rajkot mein match k baad, #darji (Tailor) Ki dukaan band. Agli silai #Trivandrum mein hogi. Zaroor Aana. #India #IndvNZ". Apart from Sehwag, other popular stars also wished Taylor for his magnificent innings but they clearly couldn't match the pun and wit of the 'Nawab of Najafgarh'. @RossLTaylor oh my word. One of the best. Hell of a knock and a tremendous win. Get the other eye checked mate just in case!!! Congratulations. — Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) March 7, 2018 Congrats @RossLTaylor- next level mate! https://t.co/onxj1CeynF — Brendon McCullum (@Bazmccullum) March 7, 2018 Have some of that. Stunning Innings. Well batted Arjuna @RossLTaylor#NZvENG — Scott Styris (@scottbstyris) March 7, 2018 Great to see @RossLTaylor is such red hot form, mighty innings today 181* off just 147 balls. #NZvENG#ODIseries — Tom Moody (@TomMoodyCricket) March 7, 2018 Wow.. One of the great knocks @RossLTaylorð¥#NZvEng — Beauden Barrett (@beaudenbarrett) March 7, 2018 Take a bow Ross Taylor — Carlos Brathwaite (@TridentSportsX) March 7, 2018 If there are tears in heaven right now, they're coming from Martin Crowe watching this innings from his protege Ross Taylor. One of the greats. #Kiwigrit#allclass — Marc Hinton (@marchintonffx) March 7, 2018 Did Ross Taylor just smash a six and then grab his crotch Michael Jackson styles? That was a great moment in Nz cricket history. #Blackcaps — Guy Williams (@guywilliamsguy) March 7, 2018
  20. The Apple MacBook Air has been immensely popular among all other MacBook models, and the company is said to be working on a newer MacBook Air model that will be priced cheaper than its predecessor. According to a report by 9to5Mac, citing KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will launch a 13-inch MacBook Air model with a 'lower price tag' in the second quarter of this year. Apple will host the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in June this year, where it is expected to announce the launch. It's been ten years since Apple first released the MacBook Air and many believe a redesign is long overdue. At the time, it was dubbed the 'world's thinnest laptop,' with Jobs boasting that it was so slim that it could fit into a manila envelope. © Reuters While Apple managed to successfully discontinue the 11-inch MacBook Air in 2016, the 13-inch variant has remained on the shelves, albeit without any major upgrades or even visual changes. The focus has been on the 12-inch MacBook, which should have been the obvious successor, but with prices starting at 1,00,000 rupees, it is just too expensive. Interestingly, some reports recently pointed out that Apple may discontinue the MacBook Air line this year, however, contrarily the MacBook Air has so far garnered good sales. With this kind of product, Apple could target lower-income users, starting with students, who often look to alternative options running Windows 10 or even Chrome OS. So, rather than abandoning the Air, as some may have expected, Apple could be set to prolong the lifespan of this product. © Reuters We also heard at the end of January that Apple would fit its new computers with custom processors; Bloomberg noted at the time that at least two laptops were slated to get those chips. The company has previously designed processors in-house for things like image processing, security and handling Touch Bar duties. Source: 9to5Mac
  21. First off, here's a fact: no grooming product can make you fairer (or unrealistically bright). Because really, nothing can make your skin whiter and lighten your skin tone for you. Maybe a few medical procedures can, but no product in the market can eliminate the melanin deposition on various layers of your skin, that'll help in lightening your skin tone. However, if your skin is dull and you're eyeing some facial glow, a few off-the-rack products can come in handy. Like these right here: 1. Himalaya Men Power Glow Licorice Face Wash © Amazon India Price: Rs. 146 Buy it here 2. L'Oreal Men Expert White Activ Oil Control Charcoal Brightening Foam © Amazon India Price: Rs. 525 Buy it here! 3. Nivea Men All-in-1 10x Whitening Effect Face Wash © Amazon India Price: Rs. 370 Buy it here! 4. Pond's Men Pollution Out Face Wash © Amazon India Price: Rs. 84 Buy it here! 5. Oriflame North For Men Fairness Face Wash & Scrub © Amazon India Price: Rs. 335 Buy it here! 6. Kama Ayurveda Himalayan Deodar Face Cleanser For Men © Amazon India Price: Rs. 375 Buy it here! 7. Forest Essentials Sandalwood and Orange Peel Facial Cleanser © Amazon India Price: Rs. 1,025 Buy it here!
  22. FC Porto's Iker Casillas saves a shot from Liverpool's Mohamed Salah during the Liverpool vs FC Porto match in Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg held in Anfield, Liverpool, Britain, March 6, 2018. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith LIVERPOOL: Liverpool eased into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a goalless draw against Porto on Tuesday, completing a routine aggregate victory after their 5-0 first-leg win in Portugal. Despite facing old rivals Manchester United in the Premier League on Saturday, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp fielded a strong side although top scorer Mohamed Salah and record signing Virgil van Dijk both started on the bench. In a predictably low-key game, Liverpool striker Sadio Mane, whose hat-trick in Porto helped ensure there was little at stake at Anfield, came closest to breaking the deadlock. Mane was off target with an effort at full-stretch from a Joe Gomez cross in the 18th minute and then hit the post in the 31st minute after taking down a ball from James Milner and releasing a low diagonal drive. While the night lacked drama, the passion was brought by Porto?s supporters who, despite the heavy loss from two weeks ago, travelled to Merseyside to fill the away section and sang their hearts out all night. They received little in the way of excitement from their team in return with their first real effort on goal not coming until the 52nd minute when Ghanaian winger Majeed Waris? shot from the edge of the box was pushed wide by Liverpool keeper Loris Karius. Substitute Danny Ings then forced a fine save out of Porto?s veteran Spanish keeper Iker Casillas with a looping header in the final stages. Casillas, a three-time Champions League winner with Real Madrid, will be released by Porto at the end of this season and at the age of 36, this may have been his last game in Europe?s elite club competition. The keeper was given an impressive round of applause from Liverpool?s fans as he took his place in front of the Kop for the second half. ?We are through to the next round which is the most important thing - obviously we wanted to win - but we have to give credit to Porto because they played well,? said Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson. ?This is the business end of the season. The next few months are very important for the team. We need to put performances in like we have been and the results will follow,? he added.
  23. KARACHI: Pakistan People?s Party officials separately met Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday at Bilawal House. As per the official press statement, the PPP office-bearers from Azad Kashmir and South Punjab also met with the party chairman. In the meeting, matters pertaining to the progress of party?s reorganisaton process and developing political situation after the Senate polls were discussed. The PPP Southern Punjab delegation, under former prime minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani, called on the PPP chairman separately. PPP Azad Jammu and Kashmir leaders included Chaudhry Latif Akbar, Faisal Mumtaz Rathore, Chaudhry Pervez Ashraf former President AJK Sardar Yaqoob Khan and others, who met Bilawal here. Senior PPP leader and former Minister of State Tasneem Ahmed Qureshi also called on Bilawal Bhutto Zardari. Peoples Workers Union Pakistan Steel?s Chairman Shamshad Qureshi was also present on the occasion. Later, PPP leader from Punjab Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo in his meeting with the PPP chairman discussed political situation in his constituency. The press release said that PPP Karachi Division President MPA Saeed Ghani also met the chairman at Bilawal House after taking oath as provincial minister at the Governor House.
  24. It's Gabriel Garcia Marquez's 91st birthday today and even though he is not present in the physical world but his beautiful legacy of work ensures that he stays on in spirit amongst us. The Nobel Prize winner, who gifted us gems like 'One Hundred Years Of Solitude' and 'Chronicle Of A Death Foretold', is remembered for his theory of 'magic realism' and how he put South America on the literature map with such glory. On the occasion of his birthday, his fans on Twitter got together to share their favourite quotes by him. “It is enough for me to be sure that you & I exist at this moment” Gabriel Garcia Marquez pic.twitter.com/8IF6odVt5a — Abhijit Bhaduri (@AbhijitBhaduri) March 6, 2018 “There is always something left to love.” -Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude. Happy Birthday Magical Márquez!𸠗 Aditi (@AditiYajnik) March 6, 2018 That is something we all realised after reading his work. To the man who made me realize that it's possible to weave magic out of words. Happy 91st birthday #GabrielGarciaMarquez. I hope you're writing up a storm in heaven. pic.twitter.com/l9XAOWxJSm — Maanvi (@MaanviNarcisa) March 6, 2018 Just because someone doesn't love you as you wish, it doesn't mean you're not loved with all his being...#GabrielGarciaMarquez — Mary (@macabre_mars) March 6, 2018 Don't we all need a reminder for this? He allowed himself to be swayed by his conviction that human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mothers give birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.#GabrielGarciaMarquez , Love in the Time of Cholera pic.twitter.com/PS6EwWiVlA — Petrificus Totalus (@n23pandey) March 6, 2018 "It's enough for me to be sure that you and I exist at this moment" Gabriel Garcia Marquez#GabrielGarciaMarquez pic.twitter.com/xsUwqXLKOc — Art Vault (@Art_Vault_) March 6, 2018 THIS is what a Gabo book does to you! Happy birthday,dear Gabriel García Márquez. I first came across you at 16, when I took refuge inside a bookstore in Calcutta after skipping school, through 'Memories of My Melancholy Whores'. I remember not caring about going back home. By the end of that day, you became home. pic.twitter.com/zNTNpYD34r — Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) March 5, 2018 You stole all my words, You crazy old man. #GabrielGarciaMarquez pic.twitter.com/C0GjW18ymY — Tanvi (@PerfectSunSeth) March 6, 2018 Thank you Gabo, for gifting us the magic of your words!