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  1. For a country that is comprised of over billion people who share different religious values, caste and culture; there is little doubt that India is united in their love for cricket and Bollywood. While watching the fixtures of the Indian cricket team is a household affair, the plethora of acting talent in the B-town has rightly struck a cord with the people. It's, therefore, no secret that there's a traditional law of attraction between the men with the willow and the hotties from Bollywood. Acknowledged as the country's most celebrated and high-profile arenas, cricket and Bollywood have yielded love stories and marriages down the decades. © BCCL The most recent example came to the fore with Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma's marriage. While Kohli has become one of the best cricketers of his generation, Anushka has also transformed herself into a proven star. The duo followed into the long-list of Bolly-cricket couples who bridged the gap between two of India's highly sought-after professions. While others including the likes of Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge, and Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra all fit the bill of a successful Bollywood-cricket couple, there are indeed a few who just couldn't manage to go past the headlines and failed to materialise into a marriage. Here are the Bolly-cricket couples whose relationships never saw the light of day: Zaheer Khan And Isha Sharvani © Twitter Last year, former Indian seamer Zaheer Khan tied the nuptial knot with Bollywood's 'Chak De' girl Sagarika Ghatge. But, back in 2012, the left-arm bowler was set to get married to another Bollywood actress Isha Sharvani. Zak was bowled over by Isha in 2005 after they met at a private party. The duo immediately struck a cord and began dating. While Isha was seen attending the matches Zaheer played in, the Indian bowling legend was also spotted on dinner dates with her. However, after an eight-year on-and-off relationship, the couple called it quits in 2012. While Zak was busy travelling all over the globe for his matches, Isha was based in Chennai for her work. And, as it turned out it was the distance between the two which became the cause of their split. "I am single today. Yes, we were together for many years. But it is all over between Zaheer and me now," Isha told TOI during an interview in 2012. Yuvraj Singh And Kim Sharma © Twitter Yuvraj Singh got married to Hazel Keech amid a huge fanfare last year. Theirs was a fairytale wedding that happened on the back of a steady relationship. But, many years ago before Yuvi and Hazel began dating, the Indian southpaw was in a srious relationship with another Bollywood hottie - Kim Sharma. Whether it was holding hands at public events or shaking a leg together at private parties, the two were inseperable during the four years of their relationship. But, things eventually didn't work in their favour. While some believed that Yuvi's mother Shabnam didn't approve of her son's choice, others claimed that it was Kim's obsessive and terribly abusive behaviour with the Indian star that became the nemesis of their relationship. Soon after, Kim went on to marry a Kenyan business tycoon who later left her for another woman. Last year in March, Yuvi and Kim crossed paths during a private party where both greeted each other with a peck on the cheek. But, the media reports claim that Hazel - who came along with Yuvi - wasn't happy to see Kim there and within 15 minutes of her arrival, left the party. MS Dhoni And Raai Laxmi © BCCL One of the most popular sportspersons in the country, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has enjoyed his share of limelight over the years. One of the most successful captains of India, Dhoni has been a revelation for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2009, when he was calling the shots as CSK skipper, Dhoni forged a close relationship with southern actress Raai Laxmi. Dhoni met the sultry beauty during a team event where Laxmi was also present as CSK's team ambassador. The couple dated for almost an year before calling it quits for good. While Dhoni went on to marry Sakshi the very next year, Raai Laxmi continues to slam the former Indian captain over their relationship. During the promotions of her film Julie 2 in 2017, when Laxmi was asked about Dhoni, she raised a few eyebrows by saying, "Who's he?". "I've begun to believe that my relationship with Dhoni is like a stain or a scar which won't go away for a long time," she added. Rohit Sharma And Sofia Hayat © Twitter In 2015, India's star-opener Rohit Sharma got married to his manager Ritika Sajdeh amid much fanfare. But, three years ahead of their star-studded marriage, India's 'Hitman' was linked with British-Indian model Sofia Hayat. In 2012, Sofia confirmed her relationship with the Indian cricketer on Twitter. Ok let's put the rumours to end..yes I dated rohit sharma.. now it's over.. I wouldn't date him again..this time I'm looking for a gentleman — Sofia Maria Hayat (@sofiahayat) October 28, 2012 “Ok, let's put the rumours to end. Yes I dated Rohit Sharma. Now it's over. I wouldn't date him again. This time I'm looking for a gentleman,” she tweeted. Few weeks later, media report claimed her saying: "Yes…we met a year ago. It was going well till the time press found out and he freaked out. He responded by saying I was a fan. This behavior disappointed me for he had no decency to even call me before saying so”. Last year in December, when Rohit's heartfelt gesture towards his wife Ritika after scoring his doubled hundred against Sri Lanka won over fans, Sofia didn't shy away from taking a dig at her old flame. "He (Rohit) has this old habit to credit his partner. When I was in his life, I used to be credited but I use to cry only when he played bad. I'm happy that Rohit has finally found someone who is trying to make him move on from me,” she said. Ravi Shastri And Amrita Singh © Twitter Last, but definitely not the least. The final Bolly-cricket couple that didn't get their 'Virushka' moment are Indian coach Ravi Shastri and Bollywood actress Amrita Singh. Theirs is touted to be one of the most-talked about love affairs of the '80s. During his playing days, Shastri was the poster boy of the Indian cricket team. And, there was no surprise when Amrita Singh got attracted to the right-handed batsman. The Bollywood star soon became a regular face at the stadiums where Shastri played. Later, the couple also appeared on a magazine cover which further confirmed possibilities of a potential Bolly-cricket marriage. But, soon, things turned ugly between the two and a break-up eventually followed. After their fall-out, while Amrita got married to actor Saif Ali Khan, Shastri tied the nuptial knot with Ritu Singh. Sadly, for both of them, just like their relationship, their respective marriages, too, failed to materialise.
  2. You know that edgy and erudite kid in class who is quiet but can get down and dirty after a couple of tequila shots? The one who is part of an uppity circle but is humble at the same time? Basically the cool kid in class that everyone wants to hang out with? In city terms, that kid is Pune. Pune has a top-notch educational institution after every 2 kilometres (or less, really), and it's rightfully called 'Oxford of the East'. Plus, it has the coolest crowd in the country. Well, not surprising, since most of Pune's population consists of students and working professionals - also known as the young and the happening. Keeping that in mind, we have compiled a list of 10 wardrobe essentials for the fashionably aware men in Pune. What: Denim Bomber Jacket from Bhane Why: Pune has a lovely weather which is neither too hot nor too cold. A bomber jacket that is as cool as this one can be worn anytime. Where to wear: For that casual afternoon outing on the weekends. Fancy enough for KP and functional enough for Deccan. Price: INR 2750/- © bhane Buy it here What: Camo Printed Joggers with Zipper Pockets from Koovs Why: Because you will need it for that weekend trek. Where to wear: Sinhgard Fort or Harishchandragarh, depending on how badass you are. Price: INR 1399/- © Koovs Buy it here What: Aeropostale Patterned Knit Raglan Sleeve Sweater from Nnnow Why: Because more often than not, the evenings get chilly. Where to wear: The regular late evening gig at High Spirits. Price: INR 2100/- © Nnnow Buy it here What: Crafat Brown Leather Casual Backpack from Amazon Why: Because you need to carry your essentials in a super cool backpack. Where to wear: Everywhere, really. Price: INR 2699/- © Amazon Buy it here What: Single-Breasted Denim Blazer from Ajio Why: Because after a buttload of assignments, you will not feel like dressing up and need a quick fix to look good. Where to wear: Pagdandi Cafe would be perfect. Price: INR 1350/- © Ajio Buy it here What: The Love Triangle Cotton Shirt from Mr Button Why: Because once in a while, your friends will drag you to a fancy club and you need to be prepared. Where to wear: Koregaon Park. Price: INR 2399/- © Mr. Button Buy it here What: XXX Embroidered Pink Joggers from Fighting Fame Why: Because a pair of pink joggers will be your best friend for days when you want to embrace your stylish alter ego. Where to wear: Phoenix Mall. Just don't drop waffle sauce on them. Price: INR 1899/- © Fighting Fame Buy it here What: Style Re-Boat Navy Tee from Postfold Why: You will go to brunches and breweries and need something cool to wear. Where to wear: Independence or Effingut. Take your pick. Price: INR 999/- © Postfold Buy it here What: Levi's Jeoffery Awler Boots For Men from Flipkart Why: No matter where you go, you will need a pair of boots that are stylish and sturdy. Where to wear: For that weekend bike trip to Lavasa. Price: INR 3464/- © Flipkart Buy it here What: Faux Suede Bomber Jacket from Zara Why: It is stylish and will protect you from that nip in the air. Where to wear: Mulshi Dam gets pretty windy. Plus, the brown against the blue-green will look killer in selfies. Price: INR 3990/- © Zara Buy it here
  3. Courtesy PAF. KARACHI: The Pakistan Air Force (PAF) on Friday conducted a live missile firing exercise from the indigenously produced JF-17 Thunder aircraft, said a press statement from the PAF. The aircraft shot down a slow speed target with BVR (Beyond Visual Range) and IR (Infrared) missile with pinpoint accuracy at Sonmiani firing range. The statement added that a state-of-the-art weapon test range was made operational to track the complete trajectory of the aircraft and launched missiles. "This modern facility, developed in collaboration with Chinese authorities, is equipped with real-time tracking and measuring equipment to qualify the indigenously developed and procured weapon systems," said PAF. IR image of target being hit by missile. -PAF "The live demonstration was a potent display of the PAF?s capability to successfully locate and destroy high/slow speed moving targets by employing high-tech inventory of aircraft and missiles," added the statement. Addressing the ceremony, Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman said the successful testing of these sophisticated weapons is a testimony of JF-17 Thunder's multirole capabilities. "It is a matter of immense pride that six PAF fighter squadrons have already being equipped with the JF-17 Thunder aircraft, making it the backbone of our aerial defence," said Aman.
  4. Investment in crypto currencies has really blown up in the last six months, all thanks to the rapid rise in value of Bitcoin. Although a mini-crash on 16th January scared away a lot of new investors, the crypto currency market is really booming in 2018. Crypto assets such as Ethereum, Ripple, IOTA and Neo have caught the eye of first time investors and even though the market is volatile to say the least, there has been a massive interest in such assets with some pioneers equating the tech behind these companies to early stage internet bigwigs like Google and Facebook. If you are one of those people looking to invest in crypto assets, here are some basic investment rules that you should always take care of while investing in crypto currencies. 1. Invest Only What You Can Afford To Lose © Twitter Do not invest all of your life savings into crypto currencies. These assets are volatile and you should learn to hedge your investment against the massive risks you take while investing in crypto currencies. As a rule, only invest the money that you can afford to lose i.e. that bonus you don't intent to utilize in the short-term or a small percentage of your earnings every month. Start slowly and build up your portfolio depending on the amount of returns you get from investing in crypto. 2. Do Your Own Research Before Investing © Thinkstock/Getty Images Never believe what you read over the comments section on Facebook or the paid influencers on YouTube or twitter. Always do your own research and read the whitepapers of the crypto tokens you are looking to invest in. A good indication of a great project is the team behind it, so make it a point to look up the founders and developers on linked and study their background. If someone did his B.Tech from a shady university, better stay away from that project. 3. Keep Your Assets In A Secure Place © Thinkstock/Getty Images One of the most important issues plaguing the crypto markets right now is security. A lot of crypto exchanges have been hacked and shut down due to phishing attacks. It is a responsible practice to always to keep your assets in a paper wallet or specific hardware wallets built for that purpose. Look for Ledger Nano S if you need a good crypto hardware wallet to store you Bitcoins, XRPs, and other ether based tokens. Also, verify the name of the exchanges before logging into them and always switch on two-factor authentication if you are trading on a international exchange. 4. Buy The Dip And Sell The Peaks © Twitter Trading on crypto exchanges is no easy task but the one thing that you need to take care of if you're serious about trading, is to always know when to enter and exit the market. As a rule, always try to buy the crypto assets in a dip, i.e. when the stocks are down. All-star crypto assets never stay low for long and you need to pounce on the opportunity of buying those at a discount. Similarly, if your assets are performing really well then try and sell them in tranches of 15-20% at a time. This helps to average out the losses as well as the profits. 5. Always Take Out Your Initial Investment From Initial Profits © Thinkstock/Getty Images Never hold your assets without taking out some profits on your initial investment. This will help you stay invested in crypto assets without any large exposure. Profit-taking is also a good practice to ensure that you have some earnings to show for all the hard work.
  5. When it comes to fashion, everyone always seems to be obsessed with what celebrities are wearing (including us). Yes, there is a reason, because they usually are the trendsetters. But what about 'real' fashion? What about common folks like us? We believe real life has some very relatable fashion inspiration, we just need to dig it out. Moreover, it's 2018 and we no longer should be dependent on celebrities for inspiration. That line, we believe, is thinning and we are all for it. In that spirit, we asked 23 Indian men about that one piece of garment in their wardrobe that they just can't live without in 2018. Some of the responses surprised us, and some shocked us. Read on! 1. "Jeans. They are essential. How can anyone possibly do without them? Also, I love all my pairs." - Rahul, 32, Creative Director © Zara 2. "My classic blue blazer. There is something inherently stylish about it, and I feel it's an evergreen piece of clothing." - Rachit, 27, Marketing Manager 3. "My sweatpants. I absolutely can't do without them. Nothing is as comfortable, and I wear them everywhere. I, in fact, don't remember when was the last time I wore anything else — unless of course, it's a business meeting or a formal function." - Saajan, 32, Independent Consultant © H&M 4. "A pair of clean white sneakers. Not only are they stylish, they are extremely comfortable. A must-have, really." - Aman, 23, Student 5. "A pair of red boxers I'm rather partial towards. They are super comfortable, and have pockets too! I love them." - Tapan, 26, Digital Marketer © Ajio 6. "I always wear V-necks from Armani Exchange. They are comfortable and have an excellent fit. As I'm growing older, I would like to embrace the maturity, rather than look like a 22-year-old. So, I want something that can slide easily into the cool casual category. It serves my purpose, both at work and evenings. I can't choose one colour though, I like them all." - Saif, 34, Social Entrepreneur 7. "My 1920's inspired suit. Nothing creates a better first impression than a well-tailored suit. Given my profession, I believe that dressing well is a sign of good manners, and being well-mannered is a sign of a true gentleman." - Raj, 22, Fashion Photographer 8. "My John Abraham-circa-Jism-inspired linen trousers. They are comfortable, very stylish, and I wear them every day to work. I just can't do without them." - Swarup, 26, Engineer © Myntra 9. "An MA-1 style bomber jacket. Reason? Well, considering its background in men's military style jackets, it can look great with formal wear, with chinos, slim fit jeans, or even cropped trousers. I wear it with either a workwear shirt or a basic-ass T-shirt.” - Kaushal, Content and Social Media Strategist 10. "A simple black shirt. It's slimming, eye-catching and dapper-approved. A life-saver TBH." - Harpreet, 42, Social Media Director 11. "I simply can't do without my fitted white T-shirt and my blue jeans. Why? Because they are clean, classic, and fit my physical form excellently." - Reynold, 32, Pilot © Fighting Fame 12. "It's honestly a really tough question (LOL). I can't pick just one piece. But yes, I have decided to pay more attention to my accessories this year. Bow ties, collar pins, lapel pins - you name it. I can't do without them for sure." - Prateeq, 32, Design Consultant 13. "Suits. Definitely suits. In fact, I'm going on a date and wearing one right now. I don't know, I like formals. I apparently look 'handsome' in them." - Vipul, 26, Event Manager 14. "Can I choose two? My big checked pants and my floral print jackets. It's just my love for patterns and drama. Solids are everywhere!" - Chirag, 32, Works In Marketing 15. "My favourite black V-neck T-shirt. Because it goes with almost everything. Pro-tip: Wear a classic jacket over it, or a quirky blazer and make it a date-ready outfit in an instant." - Anand, Real Estate Entrepreneur © Blanktshirtshop 16. "It has to be my Kani Jamawar shawl. I'll be in the UK for the Independence Day celebrations and I have decided to wear it for the function." - Shauvik, 40, Senior Manager in Hospitality Industry 17. "Skinny. Jeans. Are. The. Bomb." - Anirudh, 33, Entrepreneur © i.pinimg.com 18. "A retro turtleneck. I love to layer across seasons, and I feel turtlenecks are extremely versatile that way. In Fall, I pair them up with overcoats, hoodies, and jackets. In Spring, I will probably just pair them up with Chinos." - Mr. Batra, Lady Killah 19. "An Aligarh Cut Sherwani. It's a classic no-frills, plain black sherwani to be worn with a plain white cotton Kurta-Pyjama combo. It feels like wearing a piece of my Aligarian heritage." - Moosa, 32, Creative Director 20. "My Gucci gym T-shirt. It fits me like a dream. You know, you always have that one t-shirt that just feels like it was tailor-made for you? It's that T-shirt." - Kavit, 24, Entrepreneur © Gucci 21. "Vibrant underwear. Sexy, tight and gets me laid." - Josh, 35, PR Professional © Funnkytrunks 22. "My bandana. I have just started growing my hair out and I'm planning to wear them all the time. This year is going to be the year I experiment with my style and paisley bandanas. I feel they'll never go out of style." - Krishan, 28, Writer © Levi's 23. "A classic white button down. It goes with everything. I can wear them anywhere and it would basically be appropriate." - Kush, 23, Media Planner
  6. Bizarre is just an understatement guys! This world is crazy and is filled with cases of lunatics ranging from mild to the extreme. Just when we thought what more outlandish can happen other than the drama unfolding in 'Bigg Boss 11', this particular development has left us speechless. If you think we are overreacting, then just wait till you watch this video and we bet you will flip out as well! Of course, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan needs no introduction. She is not just considered to be one of the most beautiful women in the world but is also a goddess on-screen. She is the daughter-in-law of one of the most respected B-town clans and has a cute daughter Aaradhya with husband Abhishek Bachchan. Well, before you think why this background is needed. You will totally get the gist of it once you read this. The year has just begun and the actress has been dragged into a potentially bubbling controversy. A 29-year-old Andhra youth has alleged that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is his MOTHER! Yes, own biological mother! Yes, it takes a while for the absurdity to sink in. We saw the video and heard the man's claims and we are SHOOK! Sangeeth Kumar, who hails from Visakhapatnam claims that he was born in London in 1988 via IVF treatment to the actress. And that's just the beginning of the story. He also said that he was raised by Aishwarya's parents Vrinda Rai and late Krishnaraj Rai in Mumbai before he was brought to Visakhapatnam. And just wait till you hear this twist. Apparently, his family destroyed all the evidence and proof of his 'real mother' and manipulated him. He also gave one hell of a statement that the actress herself isn't aware of, “My mother got married in 2007 with Amitabh Abhishek Bachchan and she has separated now. And she (is) living separately.” He also made a fervent appeal saying “I want to live with my mother now after being separated for 27 years.” Well, that's one hell of a demand. The boy is going around giving interviews after interviews claiming that Aishwarya is her MOTHER and he is her SON. Yeah, right Aishwarya is your mother and Ranveer Singh is my fiancé! (Lmao) Check out this jaw-dropping video yourself and look at the statements this guy is making! We don't know whether to feel sorry for the man or laugh out loud. For now, we are going with the latter! No matter how ridiculous this sounds, we wonder what the former Miss World has to say about this.
  7. Actress Jane Fonda attends the Women's Media Center 2017 Awards in New York, US, October 26, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/Files LOS ANGELES: Actress Jane Fonda, who celebrated her 80th birthday last week, says that growing up she never expected to reach 30. ?I never pictured 30,? Fonda told People magazine in an interview published on Wednesday. ?I assumed I wouldn?t live very long and that I would die lonely and an addict of some sort. I didn?t think if I did live this long, that I would be vibrant and healthy and still working. I?m grateful,? she added. Fonda?s mother committed suicide when she was 12 years old and the same year Henry Fonda ? her actor father ? remarried. She has spoken in the past about suffering from bulimia, taking hallucinogenic drugs, and being abused as a child. Fonda won her first Oscar in 1972, at age 35, for the movie Klute and went on to win her second for the 1978 Vietnam War drama Coming Home. She became an anti-war and women?s activist, launched a fitness craze with her 1980s workout videos, married three times, and is nominated at January?s Screen Actors Guild awards for her lead role in TV series Grace and Frankie. The actress turned 80 on December 21. ?I?m thankful that I?ve gotten better over the 80 years,? she told People. ?I?m less judgmental. I?m forgiving. It wasn?t always true. I?ve really worked hard to get better as a human being.?
  8. This year was quite an eventful one for Hollywood and all the movie junkies out there. If you ever thought that 2017 went by in the blink of an eye or was a really bland year, we've got something in store for you. Since, New Year is right around the corner; let's take a look at these 10 reasons (read movies) that made 2017 one of the coolest years to live in. 1. Dunkirk © Warner Bros. Christopher Nolan needs no introduction. From a man who has earlier given us movies like 'Interstellar', 'The Dark Knight' and 'Inception'; one can expect nothing but the best and sometimes even beyond that. His 2017 release 'Dunkirk' was no different. Set in the backdrop of World War II, 'Dunkirk' revolves around the allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France, who found themselves surrounded by the German Army. How they get safely evacuated after a fierce battle, weaves the rest of the story. 2. Thor: Ragnarok © Marvel Entertainment If there was to be an epitome for 'The Midas Touch', we would most definitely vouch for Marvel. They can turn anything into gold and 'Thor: Ragnarok' is proof. Yes, it is best Thor movie you will ever see! Yes, it is the same movie which Mark Ruffalo aka Hulk accidently live streamed a portion from, prior to the release! Yes, it is same movie that we would love to watch again and again and again. So folks, don't wait for Christmas, go and watch it right now. 3. Coco © Pixar If there was anything that Disney and Pixar taught us this year, it was the fact that we can never grow old to watch an animated movie. And the immense popularity of 'Coco' is proof of the same. This movie has already grossed nearly $390 million worldwide and has also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. The movie narrates the story of Miguel Rivera, a 12-year-old boy, who accidently gets transported to the land of the dead. There he meets his musician great-great-grandfather and seeks his help to reunite with his living family. Even if you are not someone who watches animated movies, give this at least one chance. The movie also has a hidden message, which you need you find out yourself. 4. Justice League © DC Comics *Drum Roll please*…Let's get on with the much-talked about movie of this year, a movie that we have waited 10 years for, 'Justice League'. We agree, the flick turned more heads for Superman's airbrushed moustache than the new characters and their superpowers. But let's not take away from the fact that this was one movie that compelled us to say, “We came! We saw! And we never got over it.” And for all the critics who feel that this movie was a disappointment, let's take revenge on them by making them watch Hindi superhero movies. 5. IT © New Line Cinema Until last year, whenever someone made plans to watch a horror movie, people could not think beyond 'The Exorcist', 'The Conjuring', 'Death Note' or 'The Ring'. But, after the release of 'It', things changed and how. Maybe, this is the charm or should we say fear of Stephen King's novels. Even today, people might not remember what they did two days back, but they surely remember Pennywise, the evil clown who loves to feast on innocent children. While Stephen King did a fantastic job with the novel, director Andrés Muschietti left no stone unturned in making the movie adaptation bigger and scarier than any horror movies out there in the market. 6. Blade Runner 2049 We don't think we can get over this picture of Ryan Gosling anytime soon. © Columbia Pictures Now that we saw this picture, let's talk about the movie it is from - 'Blade Runner 2049'. If we were to explain this movie in one word, we would possible use either 'Exceptional' or 'Brilliant'; and the fact that it has already grossed $256 million worldwide, is kind of reassuring that we are not wrong. Set 30 years after the first film, this one will take you through the life of Officer K (played by Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department. His unravels a long-buried secret and…we won't tell you the whole story. Go and watch the movie, right now. 7. Logan © Marvel Entertainment Another fantastic superhero movie from Marvel, 'Logan' is the 10th installment in the 'X-Men' series and final solo movie of our beloved superhero Wolverine. The movie has already grossed $616 million worldwide, becoming this year's second highest grossing R-rated film ('It' is the first). We don't think we need to say anything in addition to it or explain why you should watch it. All we can say is, you are missing out on some really cool stuff, if you haven't seen it already. 'Logan' features an aged Wolverine along with an extremely ill Professor X, who set out to save Laura (she was created from Wolverine's DNA), from the evil forces Reaves and Alkali-Transigen led by Donald Pierce and Zander Rice. 8. Baby Driver © Media Rights Capital 'Baby Driver' is probably one of the best action movies of 2017, with a musical touch that makes it all the more intriguing. 'The Fault In Our Stars' actor Ansel Elgort did a fabulous job as the talented (music obsessed) getaway driver named Baby, who is forced into working for a mysterious kingpin (Kevin Spacey) of a gang of bank robbers. In other news, Director Edgar Wright has already teased the fans that a sequel is “being hammered out”. 9. Wonder Woman © Warner Bros. If there was an award for the best season (we are talking about weather and not a show), summer of 2017 will possibly win that prize without any competition. Reason? Gal Gadot, our 'Wonder Woman'. She was the primary reason for all the heat and rise in temperature we all witnessed. Want proof? How about we tell you that this movie was the 8th highest grossing film of 2017, after it earned a whopping $821 million globally! Still need reasons? It singlehandedly destroyed everything that Marvel worked hard for. Still not sure whether to watch it? Well go and watch it for Gal Gadot and how she turns into one of the most badass superheroes this world has ever seen. 10. Get Out © Universal Pictures Written and directed by Jordan Peele, 'Get Out' is a horror movie that follows the lives of a young couple, who visit the woman's parents, only to witness a series of strange events that scar the man's life forever. It is an amazing movie that was critically acclaimed to be one of the best films of this year. So peeps, go ahead and tag your friends to make a movie marathon plan with them. Also let us know about your favourite movies from 2017, which did not make it to this list.
  9. The newly weds have a luxury apartment waiting for them in Worli area of Mumbai Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma, who tied the knot in Italy on December 11 in a fairytale ceremony, will soon move into their dream house in Mumbai. The newly weds have a luxury apartment waiting for them in Worli area of Mumbai, purchased for a whopping INR 34 crore, according to Indian media. Omkar Realtors website The 7,171-square-foot apartment, which Kohli bought in 2016, faces the Arabian Sea and is said to be located in the most luxurious of the three towers of the Omkar 1973 Towers complex. Omkar Realtors website According to details shared by Architectural Digest, the four-bedroom apartment has a few defining features: a ceiling height of 13 feet that creates a large space, and decks or verandas that extend from each bedroom. Omkar Realtors website Other features include a grand entrance lobby, dedicated spa for pets, fitness and sports facilities, a sky terrace for hosting parties and dedicated areas for kids ? including a crèche, pool, and play area. Omkar Realtors website The couple will also have a familiar face as a neighbour ? fellow cricketer Yuvraj Singh also purchased an apartment in the same tower in 2013. Kohli and Anushka will host a reception in New Delhi for relatives on December 21, followed by a celebration in Mumbai on December 26 to be attended by Bollywood stars and cricketers. They will then honeymoon in South Africa before moving into their new home in Mumbai, the cradle of India´s multi-billion-dollar Hindi film industry.
  10. One of the most-watched and exciting football leagues in the country, the Indian Super League (ISL) was aimed at finding budding talent at the grass-roots level and nurturing them in the presence of international icons. And, this year's edition has also seen an increase of local players in the playing XI after a restriction on overseas stars. The likes of Lallianzuala Chhangte (Delhi Dynamos) and Sunil Chhetri (Bengaluru FC) have also ensured that the level of skill and competition elevates this season. But, while the cash-rich league continues to break new ground every year, the nuisance in the stands during matches remains an area of great concern. The first incident, in this season, came to light when racist chants during the Bengaluru FC and Mumbai City FC clash echoed in the stands. The reports suggested that the some sections of the Bengaluru FC fans referred to Mumbai striker Achille Emana as a certain 'dark-coloured food item'. Is this how you treat visiting fans @ChennaiyinFC @Supermachans ?? pic.twitter.com/XP5l6nA4el — Khalid Mahmood (@TheReal_Khalid) November 23, 2017 If that wasn't enough, another incident has hit the web during Thursday's match between Chennaiyin FC and NorthEast United FC. In a viral video shared by a spectator from the JLN stadium in Chennai, some local fans - especially one boy - is seen performing a vulgar dance in front of a group of northeastern girls. Really disgusting behavior by some Chennaiyin fans against these Northeastern girls. Football is all about mutual respect. Hope we don't see any more of this anywhere. Say No To Racism#LetsFootball @fni @ pic.twitter.com/qC76zsyjWi — Madhurzya (@FlyinGiggsy) November 24, 2017 While the Chennaiyin side absolutely massacred the NorthEast side to seal a 3-0 win, the nuisance by what appears to a home fan has undoubtedly brought a bad name to the Abhishek Bachchan co-owned franchise. A statement has also been issued by Chennaiyin FC who took to Twitter to condemn the act. Chennaiyin FC has a very strict and firm policy against racism and any unbecoming behaviour in the stadium. The club strongly condemns any such act. We are looking into any such incidents and will take strong action against it. pic.twitter.com/0ZD2VjMCBM — Chennaiyin FC (@ChennaiyinFC) November 24, 2017 On the other hand, Chennai's star striker Jeje Lalpekhlua - who hails from Mizoram - also minced no words. Hei hi kan ngai serious viau e. Investigation anti mek e. An man chhuah ngei pawh beisei ani ati tu te hi. — jeje lalpekhlua (@jejefanai) November 24, 2017 Taking to Twitter, the Indian footballer revealed that a thorough investigation is currently underway to get hold of the perpetrators seen in the video. The NorthEast United club also issued a statement from their owner and Bollywood star John Abraham. Statement: NEUFC stands by the the passionate supporters who faced untoward incident at the Marina Arena in Chennai last night. Here is a brief statement from our owner John Abraham. #Highlanders we are with you. #8States1United pic.twitter.com/ceej8iVvG3 — NorthEast United FC (@NEUtdFC) November 24, 2017 Chennai fans have also condemned the shameful act with many expressing their displeasure as to why none of the bystanders interfered or came to the aid of the victims. On the other hand, the NorthEast fans labelled it as one of the various incidents of racism they go through in north and south India. THIS IS RACISM! WE (NORTH EAST PEOPLE) ARE ALSO INDIANS. WE'RE SO HURT. Dear @IndianFootball and @IndSuperLeague, please identify them and take legal actions. There are lots of racism against NE in every corner of outside NE. #WeTooAreIndians #IndianFootball #HeroISL pic.twitter.com/zk9rdAwKgm — Sp Belieber (@Chelsea_Ngente) November 24, 2017 I just think one..thing there are soo many mens but no one..help her.and .the shit guy continues to abbuse her..in front of the crowd.. this not only responsibility of police..we have some responsibility to stop this non sence..each and every man who was there..is guilty. — Gourab Ganguly (@GourabGanguly19) November 24, 2017 We are not cool with it either. This is totally unacceptable. We have already reported it to higher authorities and they're looking into it. Have personally apologised to the victims as well. — Jeni (@JenishaRani) November 24, 2017
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  12. If we consider films as a medium to escape from our real life woes, then fantasy is the perfect hideaway as it sweeps viewers away from their mundane lives into an imaginary world. Once there was time when this genre was considered to be loved only by nerds but over decades, an alternative fantasy world has become everyone's favourite. If you take a look at the history of cinema, then you will realise that the makers have given birth to some fantastic alternative realms and parallel universes, which we wish were a reality. The grandeur and the beauty of it is so magnificent, that it makes one want to jump into the screen and live in them! Spanning across super power, animation, action and sorcery, here are 6 best fantasy realms that we can never get enough of: 1. Pandora- Avatar © AVATAR In 2009 James Cameron created a fictional universe with so much with such exquisite finesse, aesthete that it blew everyone away. This world was a place in which humans sought to mine unobtanium on the fictional exoplanetary moon, Pandora. 2. Asgard- Thor © Thor The beautiful world of Asgard where people age super slowly, drawn directly from Norse mythology is home to a powerful pantheon of gods, including Thor and Loki. It is a small, other-dimension, whose nature and physics are different from those of planetary bodies in the Earthly dimension. Asgard is a part of the so-called Nine Worlds, and planet of Gods. The world of Asgard was so loved by the viewers that now makers are all set to release their third instalment 'Thor Ragnarok' where all Marvel fans will see Thor and Loki with the mighty Hulk battling the evils. 3. Middle Earth- Lord Of The Rings © Lords of the rings From the picturesque Shire to the stunning, haunting and majestic Rohan and Gondor to the pretty Rivendell, Tolkien's fantasy world of Middle Earth has enraptured movie fans for decades. Peter Jackson's LOTR trilogies and 'Hobbit' franchises have garnered Oscars for the VFX and of course, you know why! 4. Hogwarts School and the Wizarding World of Witchcraft- Harry Potter © Hogwart JK Rowling's magical world of Hogwarts became one of the most successful multi-billion dollar film franchise that was loved by all around the globe. From being one of the top fantasy books to becoming a commercially super-hit movie, 'Harry Potter' is an explanatory example of alternative fantasy world! The stunning school, complex yet lovable characters and traditional triumph of good versus evil, all make one want to settle down permanently and study in Hogwarts. If only one could! 5. Star Wars Galaxy © Star Wars This one needs no introduction thanks to the genius creator George Lucas. From giving us the most menacing villain of all time Darth Vader to epic wars throughout galactic history, this franchise is an experience in itself. And yet again the journey continues as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' hits theatres this December. Don't miss it as it's the last one where you will get to see late Carrie Fisher. 6. Narnia © Narnia This fantasy world by C. S. Lewis took everyone by storm. Not only does it entertain you but also makes you want to be part of the world where most of the action of the Chronicles takes place. The universe of Narnia has everything in from talking animals to friendly dwarves.
  13. Yes, we challenge the world's leading countries when it comes to technology, education and defence. But we also spit on the road, urinate in public and flourish in road rage. There are many good things we can learn from the developed, developing as well as from underdeveloped countries from across the world. Here is a list of 5 such things we need to adapt ASAP to have a better living standard in India. 1. Abiding By The Traffic Rules © Teekhi Mirchi Overspeeding, drunk driving, teenage driving, night driving, tailgating (not keeping enough distance between two running vehicles), overtaking and wrong side driving are some of the major reasons many of us are daily losing our loved ones in road accidents. If our roads are not built in such a great manner, then we need to take care of ourselves. We need to wear a helmet and a seatbelt for our own and others' safety on the road as well, and not just for the sake of skipping a traffic challan. Road rage, unnecessary honking are some of the important things we need to talk about in public as a general discussion. One of my friends from Belgium after visiting India shared that he cannot remember when was the last time he honked in Belgium. He might have done that 15-16 times at the max in his whole life. So, you can clearly see the difference here. Countries like Bhutan follow traffic rules so well that a pedestrian is bound to cross the road by zebra crossing only. And here in India, neither the pedestrian nor the driver is serious about following traffic rules. We stop our cars beyond and over the zebra crossing and most of the times we do not even care to stop at the red light. Hence, we kill ourselves and others too. That is murder. 2. Stop Spitting & Peeing In Public Places © Millennium India Education Foundation I saw this in a busy street in Bengaluru, where right in the middle of traffic, a guy stepped off his BMW with his son and asked him to urinate on the roadside. Now, that's where we need to reflect. If we will teach our children such wrongdoings, this is what they will carry forward to their generation and hence we may never ever see a #SwachhBharat. Spitting in public toilets, in public transport, in windows and corners are some other major bad habits we need to stop. So despite chanting “Atithi Devo Bhava”, what is the point of turning a place into a downright, disgusting pig-sty? Materials in dustbins are recyclable too only if you could stretch your hand a little bit and not just fling that chips wrapper at the roadside. 3. Becoming More Conscious & Scientific In Our Actions © jagran.com It is sad but true that in India, we have a mass, blind following to things that we don't understand but still devotedly follow like sheep. Recent cases of people like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Asaram Bapu are examples of us blindly indulging in outdated rituals and superstitious activities. The Aamir Khan starred 'PK' beautifully portrayed the difference between blind belief and faith. Just don't watch it for entertainment but also reason your action and words next time you see yourself engaging in such activities. It took a long time for our country to get rid of the 'land of snake charmers' tag, but some of our activities drag us right back to square one. This needs to stop. 4. Excelling In Academics Is Not The Only Way To Succeed © Brainpickings There are certain parents in our country who blindly continue to put pressure on their children and keep riding on them to get good marks, instead of helping them in identifying their strength and provide guidance and support to fulfill their dreams. Getting into sports or literature or philosophy should not be just seen as a mere subject but a contribution to a diverse society. The point is to do what you love doing and if you haven't found your purpose yet then build one and the money and success will follow eventually. 5. Besides Women, Respecting Fellowmen & Elders As Well © MyIndiaPictures What is the point of development when our mindset is archaic? We are living in times when both husband and wife earn to live a more comfortable life. It is reproachable for a man to harbour begrudging feelings to watch his wife earn as well. We have to move along with the times if we don't want to be left behind. Talking about respecting your elders, it is alarming how many old age home are there in India and how several of them are overflowing with inmates. Several other South Asian nations like Japan and South Korea boast of having old people that cross the age of 100 and that is due to how well they are taken care of by their own families, and how they are treated with supreme respect in general.
  14. Yes, we challenge the world's leading countries when it comes to technology, education and defence. But we also spit on the road, urinate in public and flourish in road rage. There are many good things we can learn from the developed, developing as well as from underdeveloped countries from across the world. Here is a list of 5 such things we need to adapt ASAP to have a better living standard in India. 1. Abiding By The Traffic Rules © Teekhi Mirchi Overspeeding, drunk driving, teenage driving, night driving, tailgating (not keeping enough distance between two running vehicles), overtaking and wrong side driving are some of the major reasons many of us are daily losing our loved ones in road accidents. If our roads are not built in such a great manner, then we need to take care of ourselves. We need to wear a helmet and a seatbelt for our own and others' safety on the road as well, and not just for the sake of skipping a traffic challan. Road rage, unnecessary honking are some of the important things we need to talk about in public as a general discussion. One of my friends from Belgium after visiting India shared that he cannot remember when was the last time he honked in Belgium. He might have done that 15-16 times at the max in his whole life. So, you can clearly see the difference here. Countries like Bhutan follow traffic rules so well that a pedestrian is bound to cross the road by zebra crossing only. And here in India, neither the pedestrian nor the driver is serious about following traffic rules. We stop our cars beyond and over the zebra crossing and most of the times we do not even care to stop at the red light. Hence, we kill ourselves and others too. That is murder. 2. Stop Spitting & Peeing In Public Places © Millennium India Education Foundation I saw this in a busy street in Bengaluru, where right in the middle of traffic, a guy stepped off his BMW with his son and asked him to urinate on the roadside. Now, that's where we need to reflect. If we will teach our children such wrongdoings, this is what they will carry forward to their generation and hence we may never ever see a #SwachhBharat. Spitting in public toilets, in public transport, in windows and corners are some other major bad habits we need to stop. So despite chanting “Atithi Devo Bhava”, what is the point of turning a place into a downright, disgusting pig-sty? Materials in dustbins are recyclable too only if you could stretch your hand a little bit and not just fling that chips wrapper at the roadside. 3. Becoming More Conscious & Scientific In Our Actions © jagran.com It is sad but true that in India, we have a mass, blind following to things that we don't understand but still devotedly follow like sheep. Recent cases of people like Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and Asaram Bapu are examples of us blindly indulging in outdated rituals and superstitious activities. The Aamir Khan starred 'PK' beautifully portrayed the difference between blind belief and faith. Just don't watch it for entertainment but also reason your action and words next time you see yourself engaging in such activities. It took a long time for our country to get rid of the 'land of snake charmers' tag, but some of our activities drag us right back to square one. This needs to stop. 4. Excelling In Academics Is Not The Only Way To Succeed © Brainpickings There are certain parents in our country who blindly continue to put pressure on their children and keep riding on them to get good marks, instead of helping them in identifying their strength and provide guidance and support to fulfill their dreams. Getting into sports or literature or philosophy should not be just seen as a mere subject but a contribution to a diverse society. The point is to do what you love doing and if you haven't found your purpose yet then build one and the money and success will follow eventually. 5. Besides Women, Respecting Fellowmen & Elders As Well © MyIndiaPictures What is the point of development when our mindset is archaic? We are living in times when both husband and wife earn to live a more comfortable life. It is reproachable for a man to harbour begrudging feelings to watch his wife earn as well. We have to move along with the times if we don't want to be left behind. Talking about respecting your elders, it is alarming how many old age home are there in India and how several of them are overflowing with inmates. Several other South Asian nations like Japan and South Korea boast of having old people that cross the age of 100 and that is due to how well they are taken care of by their own families, and how they are treated with supreme respect in general.
  15. While Marvel fans are anxiously waiting for the release of Thor: Ragnarok, about 25,000 fans got to listen to movie's first 15 minutes after an actor forgot to stop live streaming of a movie screening. Mark Ruffalo, who plays Hulk/Bruce Banner, in the franchise, decided to bring fans closer to the action during a movie screening held at the El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles. Cate Blanchett and Chris Hemsworth were also present at the event. Thor, Hulk ready for battle in the teaser trailer of Thor: Ragnarok Action packed teaser trailer has us excited for Thor: Ragnarok Ruffalo started live streaming after the cast was introducing the much-awaited film before its premiere. However, the actor forgot to stop the live stream and it continued to record from his pocket as the movie began. The film audio was clearly audible as the stream continued for 15 minutes, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Immediately afterwards, Twitterati went into a frenzy poking fun at the actor. With this mistake, Ruffalo may have given Tom Holland (who plays Spiderman/Peter Parker), a run for his money with this spoiler. Tom is infamous for accidentally revealing plot details to the audiences. Thor: Ragnarok is said to pick up from when the audience last saw the two superheroes in Avengers: Age of Ultron. While Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been held captive on the planet Sakaar, where he must beat Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) in a gladiator-esque duel to safely return to Asgard, where Asgardian goddess of death Hela (Cate Blanchett) is beginning to wreck havoc.
  16. This week, the team have been discussing the one thing they can not live without. Some found this a hard question to answer. What is the one thing you cannot live without? A tricky question for some. Could you pick just one thing? Brandon (Senior tech support and development) My family is my saving grace and escape, and even though they're (collectively) the ones typically causing me the most work I wouldn't trade them for anything. Mark H (Tech support) I believe my choice would have to be "good coffee". I can deal with no phone, even deal with no credit card. But no coffee? The horror.... the horror. (2 points for naming the reference). Marc S (Tech Support) For me, no matter how much I like my computer, and look around for my phone before I do so much as make a coffee, it would have to be speakers. Not because I have a decent set of speakers, and don't even have to be my own speakers, but something that can play music. Whether I'm doing tickets, developing, cleaning, driving, sat in my office or sat in a bar, its the one thing I cant do without. Rhett (Cloud Support) The question really has two answers, On the tech side, it would be my iPhone, I can do anything from it you can think of really and my go to device for communication of all sorts. In life in general, that's an easy one, "My children, they are the center of my life, and really all that matters is I have them by my side!" Matt (Senior Developer) The one "thing" means I don't have to say family or kids! So I definitely think it has to be my MacBook Pro. I switched from a traditional desktop set-up earlier in the year and haven't looked back. I like being able to pick up my MacBook and carry on working while out and about. When I'm home, I plug it up to my two external monitors and it performs as well as any desktop. Jennifer (Designer) My iPhone. There is no worse thing than leaving my house without being able to check my chat programs or to be able to play Pokemon Go. Daniel (Senior tech support and development) The nerd in me can't live without alfredapp to automate all the things! ( check out their great forum https://www.alfredforum.com ) And the two hours a day of free time I get, I couldn't be without my son and bike. Stuart (Senior tech support and development) I pretty much couldn't be without my laptop, I use it for everything from Gaming, Films to Work. Is there one thing that you can't be without? Let us know below!
  17. We're not the ones who wear kurtas every day. So really, we're no one to say a word here. But if you believe in good quality brands, long lasting fabrics, accessible pricing and well, kurtas—you've landed yourself a gold mine today. And if unlike us, kurtas are your everyday uniform or at least once in a week and since it's festive season...you're having ethnic pangs—these affordable brands are here to be your holy grail. 1. The Indian Garage Co © Myntra The first thing we noticed about this brand (and the biggest one too), is their unique henley+kurta pedigree, which really is something we've never seen before. Sure, maybe on the runway, but never at a price of INR 649. Point being, these kurtas aren't reserved for festive wear alone! Wear them on Diwali, then repeat for a day out and once beach season sets in, throw them on again. Shop the brand here! 2. Even © Even Kurtas You know, it takes a lot to overthrow a brand like Fab India. You have unparalleled quality to match, immense variety and most importantly, the consumer's trust. Well, to be honest, Even hasn't overthrown the brand completely. But its highly affordable pricing and versatile options are something that are really multiplying their sales. Think A line kurtas, short kurtas, long kurtas to even patch pocket options—they have something for every man hustling to find a festive outfit. Shop the brand here! 3. Indus Route by Pantaloons © Amazon India First off, it's a tried and tested mass fashion brand—Pantaloons. Plus, it's a brand off the Aditya Birla Group. So really, we're dealing with the good stuff here. Honestly, the brand's collection as such, isn't very wide and never, ever will you spot experimental styles. But to sum it up: if you're looking at safe, conservative kurta styles, this is a great brand to turn to. And, you know the kind of kurtas you can wear with jeans? You'll find plenty of them here. Shop the brand here! 4. Svanik © Myntra This homegrown, affordable ethnic wear brand is for the everyday man. The man, who prefers wearing kurtas on a daily basis and knows it's adaptability with modern footwear styles, trousers/chinos and accompaniments that aren't necessarily 'ethnic'. Plus, this brand has pathani kurtas too. So to be fair, Svanik has exactly what the malls have. Only difference? You can buy this with a click. Shop the brand here! 5. Manyawar © Manyawar Unfortunately, a lot goes on stake when you have Virat Kohli as your brand ambassador, gigantic hoardings in every city and ethnic styles for an ordinary man to a groom. So as we just said it, Manyawar literally caters to every Indian man. From classic blacks, princely reds, prints/patterns—there's nothing they haven't left unturned. Agreed, they're a little heavy on the pocket but definitely not as much. Shop the brand here! 6. Abhiyuthan © Abhiyuthan 100% cotton is key here. And with majority of neutral hues, occasional pops and innumerable versions of striped kurtas—Abhiyuthan has already become our go-to kurta brand. One, because they're bang on with their fits. Two, they're least bothered about the trends in the country. They're easy, simple, conservative, very relatable and something we'd like wear everyday. Did we mention they're cheap as well? Well, let's say that now. Shop the brand here! 7. Fabindia © Fab India Let's not even waste our time here. Fabindia is absolute OG ethnic wear! Shop the brand here!
  18. Pakistan American comedian Kumail Nanjiani will host an episode of Saturday Night Live in the upcoming 43rd season, NBC announced on Thursday. The Silicon Valley actor will host the October 14 episode with musical guest Pink. Nanjiani was recently seen on the screens in the critically-acclaimed indie comedy, The Big Sick. Other hosts for the season include Wonder Woman Gal Gadot, who will host the show on October 7, The Notebook actor Ryan Gosling will host the season opener on September 30 alongside musical guest Jay Z. The show, which is based on different comedy sketches, picked up nine Emmys this year out of their 22 nominations, including wins for Alec Baldwin, Melissa McCarthy, cast member Kate McKinnon, and Dave Chappelle, who hosted the post-election episode in November. The series also picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series.
  19. KARACHI: In a striking display of fire power, Pakistan Navy undertook live weapon firing in the Arabian Sea on Saturday, according to a statement by a Navy spokesperson. Pakistan Navy Helicopter Sea King launched air-to-surface anti-ship missile, which successfully hit the intended target with pinpoint accuracy, reaffirming the weapon?s lethality and offensive punch of the Pakistan Navy fleet, the statement said. Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah witnessed the event and praised the combat readiness of the fleet. ?The successful firing by [Pakistan Navy] Helicopter Sea King is reflective of high state of readiness and professionalism of Pakistan Navy fleet,? he said, as he visited various fleet units at sea and witnessed ongoing exercises. Admiral Zakaullah also expressed his complete satisfaction at the combat readiness of Pakistan Navy fleet and commended the efforts put in by all involved. The Naval Chief further appreciated professionalism and high morale of the personnel, and reaffirmed the resolve of Pakistan Navy to ensure the country?s seaward defence and safeguard maritime interests at all costs.
  20. Rinse, lather, exfoliate, moisturise. Easy. But unfortunately, there's a lot that goes behind looking your best. Well, to sum it up—the right products can do the trick for you. Think fresh new entrants, tried-and-tried essentials or products straight off a blogger's grooming caddy. Lucky for you, we got 5 of the country's top bloggers to reveal that one crucial product they simply can't live without. Result? They're like most of us lesser mortals perfecting the steely graze, with affordable bottles/creams and balls-out morning regimes. 1. Nikhil Kandhari, I AM NKHL © Nikhil Kandhari Blogger and music producer, Nikhil's beard routine involves daily contouring, re-shaping every two days and pro-trimming tricks (including ending his beard right below the jawline). He says and we quote, the latter gives his face a lot more definition! But all, courtesy his Philips Beard Trimmer! 2. Sarthak Raswant, Plaid It Well Style © Sarthak Raswant Mr. Raswant is a sneakerhead before anything else. Even through his broke-hood, he's often seen dropping cash on the most expensive kicks out there. But within this hype beast—lies a sun-conscious, absolute SPF enthusiast. Currently obsessing over Kama Ayurveda's organic Sun Protection Lotion, Sarthak says, "I can't leave my home without this brilliant sunscreen. Even on the hottest days, it's super-light on my skin, not runny at all and apparently even has anti-ageing abilities." 3. Usaamah Siddique, The Dapper Label © The Dapper Label Menswear blogger and formal wear bawse, is on his journey of growing an iconic mop lately. One, that looks effortless, voluminous and in all honestly, has already begun to take form. But well, the man's facial grooming routine isn't any far behind. His Braun Beard Trimmer's as crucial as his frequent travel posts on his Instagram, and he adds, "It's a fantastic product—very handy, has multiple trimming options and most importantly, a battery that lasts for really long." 4. Allen Claudius, Bow Ties And Bones © Allen Claudius Streetwear horse and bearded daddy, Mr. Claudius is absolutely averse to the idea of body odour. So quite evidently, his Hugo Boss deodorant is like his daily lifeline. "No one, I repeat no one should have to put up with body odour in their lives. And until they invent fart deodorizers in the world, a deodorant it is. Pick one and spray quick!" 5. Sarang Patil, He Is Got The Style © Sarang Patil As one of India's most relatable style bloggers, Sarang's obviously a big clotheshorse first. But brushing through his social media, you'd arrive upon the conclusion—his well-groomed face wasn't perfected over night. He says, "I absolutely enjoy my time with the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate and have a habit of using it every night. Because the next morning, the result is terrific—my skin feels more relaxed and breathes much better."
  21. This article talk about Celebrity Kids Who Live A Better Life Than All Of Us
  22. Some of the ads bought by Russians on Facebook last year promoted events during the US presidential campaign, Facebook Inc said on Tuesday, indicating that alleged meddling ahead of the 2016 election went beyond social media. Facebook said in a statement that its takedown of what the company last week called Russian-affiliated pages included shutting down ?several promoted events.? Facebook declined to provide details of the promoted events. Facebook, the world?s largest social network, said last week that an operation likely based in Russia had placed thousands of US ads with polarizing views on topics such as immigration, race and gay rights on the site during a two-year period through May 2017. US Senator Mark Warner on Tuesday said he was ?disappointed? in Facebook for failing to present the latest information during a briefing last week with staff of the Senate Intelligence Committee, which is investigating allegations of election interference. ?We?re seeing more evidence of additional ads and how they are used to manipulate individuals,? Warner, the committee?s vice chairman, told reporters. Facebook said it will continue working with US authorities as necessary. Russian President Vladimir Putin has denied that his government interfered with the US election, in which Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Daily Beast, the news website that first reported on the promoted events posted on Facebook, said one advertisement promoted an anti-immigrant rally in Idaho in August 2016. The rally was hosted by a Facebook group called ?Secured Borders,? which was a Russian front and is now suspended, according to the Daily Beast. Some 48 people on Facebook expressed an interest in the Idaho event and four said they went, according to a copy of the event page archived by Google?s search engine. The Campaign Legal Center, a Washington nonprofit that advocates for more transparency in elections, on Tuesday sent a letter to Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg asking that the company publicly release the content of the alleged Russia-linked political ads. ?Releasing those advertisements could allow the country to better understand the nature and extent of foreign interference with our democracy,? the center?s president, Trevor Potter, wrote. Facebook said in response to the letter: ?Federal law and ongoing investigations limit what we can share publicly.? The company has turned over information about the ads to Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference, a source has said.
  23. ?The land we live on is being strained to breaking point. Restoration and conservation are key to its survival,? UNCCD said in a report launched in Ordos, China. Photo: Reuters ROME: More than 1.3 billion people live on agricultural land that is deteriorating, putting them at risk of worsening hunger, water shortages and poverty, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) said on Tuesday. People?s use of the earth?s natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years. Now a third of the planet?s land is severely degraded, and every year 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of fertile soil are lost, UNCCD said. ?The land we live on is being strained to breaking point. Restoration and conservation are key to its survival,? UNCCD said in a report launched in Ordos, China. UNCCD promotes good land stewardship and is the only legally binding international agreement on land issues. As land becomes less productive - which can happen through deforestation, overgrazing, flash floods and drought - people are forced to migrate to cities or abroad, there is greater likelihood of conflict over dwindling resources, and countries? economies are hit, said UNCCD deputy executive secretary Pradeep Monga. ?If you don?t fix land degradation, we get into a cycle where people are losing their livelihoods, their homes, their fields,? he said. And if the amount of productive land shrinks, less will be available to feed the world?s population which is predicted to increase to more than 9 billion people by 2050, up from 7 billion today. ?If we can stop land degradation and green our deserts, we can easily become food secure,? Monga told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Small choices, like families cutting back on food waste, as well as improvements to land management, smarter ways to farm, and national policies to stop degradation, can make a lot of difference, he added. China, which introduced the world?s first law to prevent and control desertification in 2002, has greened hundreds of thousands of hectares of desert in Inner Mongolia resulting in more food, more jobs and a better life for the local people, Monga said. ?People?s confidence in their quality of life is back, and these places become much more habitable,? he said. Drought degrades land, but if countries have good drought plans in place and act on them then people can be protected from its worst impacts. ?We cannot prevent drought but we can prevent the calamity and crisis that comes with that. It?s like facing a hurricane - we have time,? he said. ?If we manage the land well, the world will become a much better place to live in every sense.?
  24. Notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar may be no more but hit Netflix crime drama "Narcos" is alive and well, as season three shifts the focus to the notorious Cali Cartel. The most successful crime syndicate in history at its peak, the multi-billion dollar organisation stepped into the void left after the charismatic Medellin Cartel boss was shot dead by Colombian police. Known as "los caballeros" (the gentlemen) of Cali, its leaders were an altogether different prospect from the flamboyant Escobar, shunning the limelight and running their business like a Fortune 500 company. While Escobar enjoyed both adulation and notoriety, handing out charity and brutal mob justice very publicly, the Cali godfathers were more interested in making alliances with their massive network of bribes and political favors. By the early 1990s the "Cali KGB" ? so-called because of their extensive intelligence infrastructure ? controlled up to 90 per cent of the world's cocaine supply, amassing an estimated $12 billion. They were described in a report by the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) as "the most powerful international drug trafficking organization in history." As Escobar escalated his campaign of bombing against the Colombian government, the Calis were quietly professionalising the industry, surpassing Medellin as the number one underworld organisation in Colombia. "While everyone was focused on Pablo, this other approach to drug trafficking was forming, which is more corporate, more secretive," "Narcos" executive producer Peter Friedlander told a group of media outlets including AFP ahead of the season three premiere in Bogota. "So you're seeing ways in which this war is going to continue to shapeshift." While Escobar was a godlike figure, running everything from the top, the Cali Cartel had a unique leadership structure consisting of a four-man board of directors, each in charge of a different aspect of the business. The case of Narcos season three. Photo: Getty Images Fish food Gilberto Rodriguez Orejuela, played by Damian Alcazar in "Narcos," was the supreme leader, and was known as the Chess Player because he was always one move ahead of his enemies. His younger brother Miguel (Francisco Denis) Gilberto's principal lieutenant, ran the legitimate businesses, including the local football club America de Cali and a string of pharmacies. Francisco Helmer "Pacho" Herrera (Alberto Ammann) was the muscle behind the outfit, a cold-blooded killer in charge of international distribution, while Jose "Don Chepe" Santacruz Londono (Pepe Rapazote) ran the New York operation. The Cali Cartel may have been better at business strategy than the impulsive Escobar, but they were far from benign pen-pushers, and "Narcos" shows them running Colombia's underworld with an iron fist. But while Escobar's Medellin Cartel wanted everyone to see the blood they spilled, the Calis dumped bodies bound in chicken wire into rivers so that they would bloat, shred into tiny pieces and end up as fish food. As Escobar's killings ran into the thousands, many of the "disappearances" at the hands of the Cali barons weren't even counted in the murder statistics. "There wasn't that in-your-face violence that was happening in other parts of Colombia," said co-executive producer Andi Baiz, 42, who grew up in the southwestern city of Cali at the height of the Rodriguez brothers' reign. "We were living in a bubble in which the economy was booming. There was a feeling of protection from the war against Medellin. And then the bubble popped and we understood all the corruption that was going on, and how the moral values of people decayed." This file photo taken on August 20, 2017 shows Pedro Pascal attending the "Narcos" Season 3 New York Screening. Notorious cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar may be no more, but hit Netflix crime drama "Narcos" is alive and well, as season three shifts the focus to the notorious Cali Cartel. 'More money, more power' Season three, which dropped on Friday, opens with cartel boss Gilberto negotiating a surrender which will allow the partners to keep their fortune and avoid jail time, although the plan quickly goes awry. DEA Agent Javier Pena ? Chilean-American actor Pedro Pascal ("Game of Thrones," "Kingsman: The Golden Circle") ? a major player in the operation to hunt Escobar, switches his attention to the Cali Cartel after the kingpin's 1993 death on a Medellin rooftop at the age of 44. Although in real life Pena left Colombia soon after Escobar's demise, the show sees him team up with new characters, real-life DEA agent Chris Feistl (Michael Stahl-David) and his part-fictionalised partner Daniel Van Ness (Matt Whelan). Viewers are shown how the three men worked with the Cali Cartel's head of security Jorge Salcedo (Matias Varela) to plot the downfall of the Rodriguez brothers. Salcedo is now in a witness protection programme in the United States. The brothers, now in their 70s, were arrested in the mid-1990s but freed from prison in Colombia after serving only a few years. Their real problems started when they were extradited to Miami in 2006, charged with conspiring to import 200,000 kilogrammes (440,000 pounds) of cocaine into the United States. They are serving sentences in federal prisons in North and South Carolina, their vast wealth gone and with no real hope of ever being released. But their influence in professionalising drug trafficking remains an indelible legacy. "In our first two seasons, Pablo Escobar is a tsar, he's a king. And so it's fighting one king in control of the industry," said Pascal, 42. "With Cali, it's four godfathers very (insinuated) into the society that they are controlling. It changes the narrative structure because the story is very different, much more complex and sprawling. "The truth is that after Escobar, the cocaine industry grew. The Cali Cartel had more money, more power, more reach."
  25. The very first message was sent over the ARPANET( a project funded by the US Department of Defense) in 1969. It was sent from a computer science Professor Leonard Kleinrock's laboratory at UCLA to the second network node at Stanford Research Institute (SRI). © informatiknerd - blogger The period from 1950 to 1980 was a period of incubation for the internet. Very few people got a glimpse of what later came to be known as the Internet. It was only in 1980 when a researcher at CERN in Switzerland by British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee resulted in the World Wide Web or Internet. But at that time no one knew that the internet will grow to be something as big as it is today. Today it has become a basic need just like food shelter and clothing. The founder of W3C and inventor of the Web, Tim Berners-Lee, once said, “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone, regardless of disability, is an essential aspect and it does not just connect machines, it connects people.” © newsby2 Today in 2017, we can not imagine our lives without it. Our generation is highly dependent on the internet. No Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp or Google for a few days. Won't you feel suffocated? People will go mad. The whole system will come to a halt. If the internet is inevitable, so are its pros and cons. People are suffering and people are rising to new heights. If you have ever thought deeply about the fact that you could be a victim or beneficiary of this. Then this article is just for you. 18,180 people were quizzed across 23 countries in a survey carried out by Ipsos. They wanted to know public attitudes towards technology. And you know what came out of this study? Two-thirds of the people said they couldn't imagine their life without the Internet. Time changes quickly my friend, and along with that, it changes a lot of things too. This is how the picture looks like as of now- © Quartz According to the study, India has the highest proportion of people, i.e. 82 percent, who said they can not live without Internet access. That's even higher than the UK, China, and the US. Apart from the fact that India is just second to China in term of population count, there are of course some obvious reasons behind this proliferating positive curve of Internet usage in our country. - Increasing market trends dictating the pace of Internet adoption in the country. - Increasing number of Internet users in India credits to the rise of Internet-connected smartphone sales. According to an IAMAI-IMRB report, today there are more than 450 million internet users in India. - The rapid decrease of cellular data costs is another major factor causing this change. - The increasing data speed. Though, we are still at just 4.2 Mbps which falls quite far from the average global speed for an LTE, or 4G, connection of 17.4 Mbps. © Forbes/Statista Besides that, we are also downloading the highest number of smartphone apps in the world. We downloaded over 6.2 billion apps through Google Play on Android phones in 2016 alone! Amazing. right?