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  1. LONDON: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has been asked by the Football Association to explain comments he made before his club?s Premier League derby match against Manchester City on Sunday. The FA said on Thursday that Mourinho had been asked for his ?observations? on comments he made on Dec. 8 in interviews ahead of Sunday?s game, which United lost 2-1. It did not, however, specify the comments under investigation or what -- if any -- rules might have been broken. During a pre-match news conference, Mourinho questioned City players? ability to stay on their feet, saying: ?A little bit of wind and they fall.? He also doubted he would be allowed to make the sort of political statement that his opposite number, Pep Guardiola, had when wearing a yellow ribbon in apparent protest against the imprisonment of pro-independence politicians in Catalonia. The FA is already investigating an incident after the match in which milk was thrown at Mourinho after he reportedly complained about City?s ?excessive? dressing-room celebrations following their victory at Old Trafford.
  2. Being a man isn't only about being strong enough to fight goons. It is equally about a plethora of other emotions and qualities that you need to develop. Here are 30 tips of wisdom that will help you become the ideal man. 1. No matter how strong you are, do not raise your hand on anybody. Just because you can, doesn't mean you should. © Thinkstock 2. Don't take her to a movie theatre on a first date. It's boring, clichéd and uninnovative. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 3. A well-tailored suit always saves the day, come what may. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 4. Exercise. A fit body will keep you much happier than you already are. © Thinkstock 5. Spend time with your parents. © Images Bazaar 6. Always finish the pint of beer you started. Never leave it unfinished. © Shutterstock 7. Whenever you shake hands with someone, always stand up. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 8. What you cannot afford to lose, do not lend. © Shutterstock 9. Respect everyone, regardless of their social status. © Shutterstock 10. Whoever gets angry first loses. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 11. If you think you're the smartest person in the room, it simply means you're in the wrong one. © Shutterstock 12. Luck can make things easy only if you've worked hard for it anyway. © Shutterstock 13. Stop working so much. Start living. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 14. Learn how to let go of things that don't make you happy. Sweep aside anything that doesn't make you a better person. © Shutterstock 15. Don't let anyone else's problem take a toll over your life. Offer all the support and help you can, but don't let it rub off on you. © Shutterstock 16. Stop caring about what people think of you. It's none of your concern. © Shutterstock 17. Don't be too insecure about the way you look. Just be comfortable in your own skin. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 18. Never regret. Everything was supposed to be the way it turned out to be. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 19. Get rid of laziness. Put an end to unproductive days. © Thinkstock 20. Stop blaming life for being unfair. That's how it is. Fretting over it won't help. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 21. Being ambitious is one thing, setting unrealistically high goals is another. Always keep your dreams grounded. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 22. Stop believing that everything will come to you at the right time. Go get it. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 23. Don't shirk off responsibilities. Be a man and face them. © Shutterstock 24. Stop stressing over the littlest of things. Let go of the sources of stress around you. © Shutterstock 25. Till the time you have a roof over your head and food to eat, don't worry too much about money. Chase your dreams instead. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 26. Stop trying to become a different person. Love who you are. © Shutterstock 27. Let go of excuses. Own up to your mistakes. © Shutterstock 28. Stop being jealous of your loved ones. Be happy for them. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images 29. It's never too late to start all over again. © Shutterstock 30. Never fear speaking your mind. Respect your own opinion on things. © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images Photo: © Thinkstock Photos/Getty Images (Main Image)
  3. First. Let's take a minute to simply appreciate this creation that is Shahid Kapoor. #holidaymood A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Aug 9, 2017 at 7:27am PDT He is smart, he is hot, probably the hottest daddy B-town has seen lately and now there's major proof that his sexiness is a unanimously approved entity. In an annual poll taken by a magazine in London, where the hottest Asian men are ranked every year, Shahid has taken and eaten that cake all by his glorious self. The Eastern Eye 50 Sexiest Asian Men 2017 TOP SIX. Thanks to all those who voted. Full list out in newspaper on Friday December 15. 1. Shahid Kapoor 2. Hrithik Roshan 3. Zayn Malik 4. Vivian Dsena 5. Ashish Sharma 6. Fawad Khan#EasternEye #ShahidKapoor @shahidkapoor — Eastern Eye (@EasternEye) December 13, 2017 Good morning. ð A post shared by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on Oct 4, 2017 at 9:24pm PDT Last year, the crowning king was former One Direction member Zayn Malik and this year Sasha has sashay-ed the whole lot of names that consisted of Hrithik Roshan on the second spot and Vivian D'Sena on the third. Pakistani heartthrob Fawad Khan is sixth in line. The list also included Indian skipper Virat Kohli's name. Me: I'm already barely wearing anything. Please no more. Style Gods: You're overdressed! We need more! Or rather, less. Me: But- Style Gods: LESS! Me: ....... Fine. #thefaceofresignation #whycantIwearclothes #itgetscolddude A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:20pm PDT Geared up for the opening match today! #ISLU #PSL #islamabadunited A post shared by Fawad A Khan (@fawadkhan81) on Feb 3, 2016 at 10:31pm PST A delighted Shahid took to Twitter to express his humble gratitude for the same. Sexiest Man Alive, 2017!!! WOW!! Thank you guys!! It's all made possible because of your love & support. Love you all!! Thanks @EasternEye & @AsjadNazir #AsjadNazirSexyList2017 — Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) December 13, 2017 Amongst the hot women, Priyanka Chopra is the queen of the lot. It is interesting that both the winners are ex-flames, who are not together in real life, but are still together on the ranking chart. Well, that's the thing with hot people.
  4. Manchester City set a new top-flight record of 15 consecutive wins as their relentless progress towards the Premier League title continued with a 4-0 romp at Swansea City on Wednesday. David Silva struck twice for Pep Guardiola?s side as they went past Arsenal?s 14-match winning sequence, although unlike the London club?s, City?s streak has been in a single season. Manchester United kept up a distant pursuit, although they made hard work of beating Bournemouth 1-0 at Old Trafford to remain 11 points adrift in second place. Romelu Lukaku?s ninth league goal of the season was all that separated the sides. Liverpool and Arsenal could only draw 0-0 with struggling West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United respectively, allowing Tottenham Hotspur to move into fourth spot behind Chelsea thanks top a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion as Serge Aurier scoring his first goal for the club. City have 49 points to United?s 38 with champions Chelsea, who won at Huddersfield Town on Tuesday, on 35. Tottenham have 31, ahead of Liverpool on goal difference while Arsenal dropped to seventh with 30 points. It was an enjoyable night for managers returning to former clubs as Sam Allardyce watched his Everton side win 1-0 at Newcastle United and Claude Puel?s Leicester City triumphed 4-1 at Southampton, the club who sacked him at the end of last season.
  5. Talk about two of the most popular and oldest political parties of the country -Congress and BJP and you'll have people indulging in heated discussions and debates within minutes. Every day we see members of both parties making remarks on the opposition. But recently, these remarks sparked a major debate across the country. The word 'neech' was used for PM Narendra Modi by one of the Congress members and it obviously did not go down well with the PM. During the ongoing Gujarat election campaign, Modi recalled all the insults that have been directed at him by Congress in a speech and it was accompanied by a number of tweets on the same issue. I have nothing to say on a 'wise' Congress leader calling me 'Neech'. This is the Congress mindset. They have their language and we have our work. People will answer them through the ballot box. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 7, 2017 Congress, including their topmost leaders have abused me in deplorable language. My poor background, my family, my low caste…they have spared nothing. I have nothing to say to them, my focus is India and 125 crore Indians. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 8, 2017 While BJP is talking about development and sharing our vision for Gujarat, Congress is busy abusing me. Latest to join the list is a young Congress leader who asks me who my parents are…I tell him and his party- my everything is India and 125 crore Indians. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 9, 2017 He also asked, “Where is the decency in the language Congress leaders have used for me? What did I do to deserve this? Is it my crime that the people of India have reposed their faith in me?” © Facebook But what caught major attention was the big question in the above statement: 'What did I do to deserve this?' Although all of these are supposed to be rhetorical, an aam aadmi took it a little too seriously. Devdan Chaudhari, a common man just like the rest of us and an author, decided to give a long reply to PM's question in a Facebook post. And by long we mean 22 points long. Here's the list: 1. For destroying India's economy via Demonetisation and not taking responsibility for the damage it has done. 2. For destroying the traditional plural culture of our ancient land via organised polarisation - not just religious, but also regional, linguistic and cultural. 3. For destroying the profound teachings of Hinduism/ Sanatan Dharma by placing Savarkar's fascist Hindutva as Hinduism. 4. For continuing the charade of fake nationalism when your deeds and policies are only harming India. 5. For being a government - not of India - but of Hindutva forces, crony corporations and foreign vested interests - especially the Zionist global banking cartel. 6. For false promises and falsehoods which are being spread through multiple channels everyday. 7. For violating the principles of the Indian Constitution by introducing theocratic militant nationalism and anti-privacy/ anti-freedom Aadhaar. 8. For destroying the pillars of Democracy by de-fanging media and institutions - which are critical to offer any semblance of truth and justice. 9. For not listening to people and the diversity of voices - but to impose dictates via coercion and intimidation. 10. For being anti-intellectual and actively promoting the hatred of the learned and the educated. 11. For doing all the tricks in the book to curb dissent and freedom of expression. 12. For sinking all the human development indexes since 2014. 13. For waging a fake 'morality play 'of anti-corruption crusade when the real policies of the government point to the opposite direction. 14. For hiding from unscripted questions which the people want to ask you - no single press conference since you came to power. 15. For focussing on PR, publicity, events and propaganda, but not the real issues of the nation. 16. For ruining India's traditional 'non-aligned' foreign policy. 17. For instigating the ego - hate and greed - through your theatrical 'carrot and stick' speeches. 18. For surrounding yourself with sycophants who have no talent for governance. 19. For being obsessive about grandiose ideas/ misplaced priorities and failing to deliver. 20. For misunderstanding the meaning of 'development' by neglecting social justice. 21. For being pro-super-rich and putting the poor and the Middle class under the technocratic Neoliberal Economic policies which have hollowed out the West. 22. For raging a war against India via the toxic brew of Hindutva and Neoliberalism, and destroying the people's faith and trust upon the government. His Facebook post went viral garnering 3,000 likes and over 2,000 shares. Here's the original FB post: It isn't known whether this answer has caught the PM's attention or his team's but in case it does, we wonder how he'll respond.
  6. Recently our beloved Bollywood stars came under one roof to celebrate the second birthday of Rani Mukherji and Aditya Chopra's daughter Adira. While, the kids and their gorgeous mommies seemed to be having a gala time at the birthday bash, there was someone who was re-living her childhood by tapping into her inner toddler. From playing a badass special agent to trolling her fans with gravity defying workout, Katrina Kaif can effortlessly sweep us off our feet without us realizing it. This time around, she was casually partying at Adira's birthday bash, yet she floored us all with these posts that have 'Bollywood's newest adorable kid' written all over it. While the Internet was crushing over Kareena's gorgeous boy Taimur Ali Khan, bonding and making friends with Karan Johar's kids Roohi and Yash; Katrina Kaif came along and gave these toddlers a tough competition like no one else. Check out this insanely cute video where Katrina is seen riding a toy train with Salman Khan's nephew Ahil and smoothly taking home the award for the cutest kid at baby Adira's birthday bash. Katrina Kaif(@katrinakaif) takes Salman Khan's nephew Ahil for a ride at Adira's birthday! @glamouralertofficial ððð * * * #KatrinaKaif #AhilSharma #AdiraChopra #SalmanKhan #ArpitaKhan #Adira #Bollywood #StarKids #Birthday #BirthdayParty#Cute #Cuteness #Adorable #Fashion #TigerZindaHai #GlamourAlert A post shared by Glamour Alert (@glamouralertofficial) on Dec 10, 2017 at 1:03am PST Most of us hadn't even finished watching the video and Katrina had already dropped another bomb on us. As we all know Katrina Kaif's upcoming film 'Tiger Zinda Hai' is already knocking on our doors, straightening its collar and waiting for us to open; but before the release of the movie, Katrina and Tiger decided to have a great time and Adira's birthday was the perfect opportunity for the two. Found my ð¯ð#tigerzindahai A post shared by Katrina Kaif (@katrinakaif) on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:03am PST The two definitely make for a great couple, what do you guys think? 'Tiger Zinda Hai' is slated to release on December 22, 2017.
  7. It's not everyday that you get to read about fascinating tales of people who struggled their way in life and yet triumphed it with their hardwork. Barnana Yadagiri is also one stellar and inspiring example of sheer brilliance. © Facebook His father is a labourer who struggled all his life to make ends meet and earned less than Rs. 160 in a day. But that didn't hinder Barnana's dream to achieve what he wanted in his life. He managed to get admission into the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore and even secured a cushiony job in the United States! You'd think that is everything what a person struggling with finances could wish for, right? But little did his father know that his hero had decided to serve his nation over spilling his bank accounts with big bucks. The most beautiful part is that Barnana's father had no idea that his son was becoming an Amy officer until the day of the passing out parade. © BCCL Barnana Yadagiri was always a hard working soul. He completed his engineering from IIT Hyderabad, managed a stellar score of 93.4 in the CAT exam, got through IIM Indore and even secured a job with the Union Pacific Rail Road, a US-based company. He gave all of this up for his dream to fight for his country. In an interview with TOI, he explained, “I have seen days when my father earned only Rs 60 after a day's hard work and my mother who is afflicted with polio clean office tables to make both ends meet. Despite having seen such financial hardships, he says he was never tempted by money. "I had the option of sticking to the corporate world and making a lot of money but that was not where my heart lay. The kind of mental satisfaction one gets by working for the motherland cannot be replaced by any amount of money." On being asked about his immediate thoughts after joining the armed forces, he said, “the basic character of hard work is already there in my genes. I will ensure that I fulfil my duties in a manner that makes the country proud by working in the defence research and development stream." Here's wishing this hero all the luck in his endeavours! The nation needs more men like him.
  8. In the year 2008, Tesla was on the verge of bankruptcy and Elon Musk relied on money borrowed from his friends for his living expenses. He got divorced the same year and everybody thought it was the end of Elon Musk's dreams. Then came Deepak Ahuja, an executive from Ford, as the first CFO at Tesla and didn't just save the ship from drowning but took it even further. Before we get to the point, here is a little history of what all went wrong that led to the near bankruptcy of Tesla. © The Business Journals The Story beings here: The year 2008: Elon Musk introduced the world to the latest Tesla Roadster to which Jeremy Clarkson reviewed the roadster as a barely-running science experiment that couldn't survive a full day at the Top Gear track. Did Elon Musk agree then? No. © carbuzz The year 2016: Elon Musk admits to shareholders that the Tesla Roadster was a disaster. The year 2014: Elon said, “2008 was the worst year of my life”. How? © The Tech This is how. The year 2008: Headlines like “The third unsuccessful attempt for private spaceflight-firm SpaceX” clouded various media platforms. SpaceX was running out of cash. The remaining money went into keeping Tesla alive. Was no other investor interested to invest into electric car company? Do you think that seems logical? Why did only Elon Musk invest? Tesla was incorporated in July 2003 which was founded by a tiny band of obsessive Silicon Valley engineers, Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning. Elon joined as Chairman of the Board in February 2004, investing in their Series A. He participated in their Series A (2004), Series B (2005), Series C (2006), Series D (2007), and Series E (2008). © CleanTechnica Elon then removed Martin Eberhard as CEO and took control of the company, remaining the sole investor. He was then the sole investor in their $40M Series E round in mid-2008, during the financial crisis, and arranged a $40M bridge loan in late 2008. During all this, Elon Musk got divorced after being in a relationship with his first wife, Canadian author Justine Wilson from 2000 to 2008. He was literally borrowing cash from friends to pay for his living expenses. Well, today, he's the 87th richest person in the world, according to Forbes. Enter Deepak Ahuja, a man who spent eight years as an executive at Ford, the last successful American car startup which was founded 111 years ago, joined as Tesla's First CFO. © EVannex At Ford, he was taking care of almost all aspects of the business, including manufacturing, sales, advertising, treasury, and purchasing. By the time Deepak left in 2015, Tesla was a very different company: It had gone public, opened its factory in Fremont, and started selling the Model S and Model X. Shares had gained roughly 975 percent under Ahuja's watch. He then retired in 2015 but later joined Tesla again in the same position which he had retired from. The education was what put him on the map. © mccormick (dot) northwestern (dot) edu He graduated in 1985 with a degree in Ceramic Engineering at the Institute of Technology of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in India and later completed his post graduation in Materials Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and did his MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Now he lives in Silicon Valley, near Tesla's office with his wife and two daughters.
  9. Manchester United have the talent to cope with Paul Pogba?s absence during their top-of-the-table showdown with Manchester City, fellow midfielder Juan Mata said ahead of Sunday?s Premier League clash. Pogba, who has scored three league goals and provided five assists in eight appearances for United this season, impressed in the 3-1 win at Arsenal last weekend but was dismissed in the second half for a reckless tackle on Hector Bellerin. As the Frenchman serves the first of his three-match suspension, Spaniard Mata is confident his team mates can step up and help second-placed United reduce the eight-point gap to their local rivals atop the table. ?He?s a fantastic player... He?s a very complete midfielder, he can do all things. He will be a big miss but another player will play and try his best,? Mata told the British media. ?I think we have a good squad and have good players to replace any other player. Hopefully we can win for him.? Mata underlined the importance of a United win at Old Trafford, saying that it was vital for the club to build momentum ahead of a busy festive period. ?We are doing what we have to do,? the Spaniard added. ?We would love to be first in the table right now but I think we are doing lots of good things. ?Now, especially on Sunday and during Christmas time, which we all know how difficult it is to win every single game, we need to keep that pace if we want to be in a position to challenge for the title... Hopefully we can do it.? City are favourites to win the league after a 13-game winning streak with some fans and pundits believing Pep Guardiola?s side already have one hand on the trophy, but Mata says it is too early to predict the outcome of the title race. ?Most (of the pundits) have played football and they know how football can change,? Mata added. ?I remember a few seasons ago when United were ahead of City and then they won (on goal difference). It?s a crazy league and it?s too early to think that it?s finished. ?From City, they will tell you the same.?
  10. A 20-year-old Florida man was responsible for the large data breach at Uber Technologies Inc last year and was paid by Uber to destroy the data through a so-called ?bug bounty? program normally used to identify small code vulnerabilities, three people familiar with the events have told Reuters. Uber announced on Nov. 21 that the personal data of 57 million users, including 600,000 drivers in the United States, were stolen in a breach that occurred in October 2016, and that it paid the hacker $100,000 to destroy the information. But the company did not reveal any information about the hacker or how it paid him the money. Uber made the payment last year through a program designed to reward security researchers who report flaws in a company?s software, these people said. Uber?s bug bounty service - as such a program is known in the industry - is hosted by a company called HackerOne, which offers its platform to a number of tech companies. Reuters was unable to establish the identity of the hacker or another person who sources said helped him. Uber spokesman Matt Kallman declined to comment on the matter. Newly appointed Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi fired two of Uber?s top security officials when he announced the breach last month, saying the incident should have been disclosed to regulators at the time it was discovered, about a year before. It remains unclear who made the final decision to authorize the payment to the hacker and to keep the breach secret, though the sources said then-CEO Travis Kalanick was aware of the breach and bug bounty payment in November of last year. Kalanick, who stepped down as Uber CEO in June, declined to comment on the matter, according to his spokesman. A payment of $100,000 through a bug bounty program would be extremely unusual, with one former HackerOne executive saying it would represent an ?all-time record.? Security professionals said rewarding a hacker who had stolen data also would be well outside the normal rules of a bounty program, where payments are typically in the $5,000 to $10,000 range. HackerOne hosts Uber?s bug bounty program but does not manage it, and plays no role in deciding whether payouts are appropriate or how large they should be. HackerOne CEO Marten Mickos said he could not discuss an individual customer?s programs. ?In all cases when a bug bounty award is processed through HackerOne, we receive identifying information of the recipient in the form of an IRS W-9 or W-8BEN form before payment of the award can be made,? he said, referring to U.S. Internal Revenue Service forms. According to two of the sources, Uber made the payment to confirm the hacker?s identity and have him sign a nondisclosure agreement to deter further wrongdoing. Uber also conducted a forensic analysis of the hacker?s machine to make sure the data had been purged, the sources said. One source described the hacker as ?living with his mom in a small home trying to help pay the bills,? adding that members of Uber?s security team did not want to pursue prosecution of an individual who did not appear to pose a further threat. The Florida hacker paid a second person for services that involved accessing GitHub, a site widely used by programmers to store their code, to obtain credentials for access to Uber data stored elsewhere, one of the sources said. GitHub said the attack did not involve a failure of its security systems. ?Our recommendation is to never store access tokens, passwords, or other authentication or encryption keys in the code,? that company said in a statement. ?SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS? Uber received an email last year from an anonymous person demanding money in exchange for user data, and the message was forwarded to the company?s bug bounty team in what was described as Uber?s routine practice for such solicitations, according to three sources familiar with the matter. Bug bounty programs are designed mainly to give security researchers an incentive to report weaknesses they uncover in a company?s software. But complicated scenarios can emerge when dealing with hackers who obtain information illegally or seek a ransom. Some companies choose not to report more aggressive intrusions to authorities on the grounds that it can be easier and more effective to negotiate directly with hackers in order to limit any harm to customers. Uber?s $100,000 payout and silence on the matter at the time was extraordinary under such a program, according to Luta Security founder Katie Moussouris, a former HackerOne executive. ?If it had been a legitimate bug bounty, it would have been ideal for everyone involved to shout it from the rooftops,? Moussouris said. Uber?s failure to report the breach to regulators, even though it may have felt it had dealt with the problem, was an error, according to people inside and outside the company who spoke to Reuters. ?The creation of a bug bounty program doesn?t allow Uber, their bounty service provider, or any other company the ability to decide that breach notification laws don?t apply to them,? Moussouris said. Uber fired its chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, and a deputy, attorney Craig Clark, over their roles in the incident. ?None of this should have happened, and I will not make excuses for it,? Khosrowshahi, said in a blog post announcing the hack last month. Clark worked directly for Sullivan but also reported to Uber?s legal and privacy team, according to three people familiar with the arrangement. It is unclear whether Clark informed Uber?s legal department, which typically handled disclosure issues. Sullivan and Clark did not respond to requests for comment. In an August interview with Reuters, Sullivan, a former prosecutor and Facebook Inc security chief, said he integrated security engineers and developers at Uber ?with our lawyers and our public policy team who know what regulators care about.? Last week, three more top managers in Uber?s security unit resigned. One of them, physical security chief Jeff Jones, later told others he would have left anyway, sources told Reuters. Another of the three, senior security engineer Prithvi Rai, later agreed to stay in a new role.
  11. With the passing away of Shashi Kapoor, one of the most glorious lights of Hindi cinema has been extinguished. The soft-eyed boy of Bollywood made hearts quiver with his charismatic smile and effervescent vigour. He could be the lovestruck skater from 'Aa Gale Lag Ja' as easily as the solemn righteous cop in 'Deewar'. With more than 100 films throughout his splendid career, he was one of the biggest stars from the Kapoor clan to have graced the silver screen of Indian cinema. We bring you a beautiful excerpt from his biography 'Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star' written by Aseem Chhabra and published by Rupa Publications: When an adult Shashi Kapoor decided to join the Indian film industry, the reasons weren't exactly starry-eyed; he had to support his family. 'I came into the movies as an actor for money,' Shashi Kapoor tells Rachel Dwyer, a writer and professor of Indian cinema, in an interview for her book. 'I liked theatre, but there was no money in it.' Kunal Kapoor corroborates this: 'After I was born, my father realized that he had to supplement his income to fund the lifestyle his family wished to enjoy. You see, Mum read a lot of books—and, as we know, books are expensive!' © BCCL .... While Shashi had been named Vijay in Waqt, he was called Ravi in Deewaar, and Amitabh was referred to as Vijay (as in Roti Kapada Aur Makaan). The names became so popular that they stuck even when the two did not work in Yash's films. .... Above all, Deewaar's casting decisions paved the way for a solid friendship between Shashi and Amitabh. 'We had a lot of fun together,' Shashi says. Once, while judging a beauty contest in Poona, where Zeenat Aman was also an arbiter, Shashi andAmitabh got so drunk that they could not decide which woman to pick as the winner. Shashi adds, 'They all looked lovely to us. We thought they all should win prizes.' Eventually, Zeenat, who had been a beauty queen, stepped in and made a decision for the tipsy actors. This would be one of several spontaneous moments of good cheer between the two stars. © BCCL Today, Deewaar is considered a departure from most of Yash's other films, since it lacks a strong romantic structure. Amitabh/Vijay's girlfriend is Parveen Babi/Anita and Shashi's character'slove interest in the film is Veera, played by Neetu Singh. But theromantic moments are brief, often circling around songs, and donot interrupt the main plot. Neetu—who was dating Rishi Kapoorat that time—says, 'In Deewaar, Shashi Uncle and I had two songs and since they were romantic, they didn't need choreographers. There was “Keh Doon Tumhe”—which was very popular, andeven now plays in all the hotspots—and “Maine Tujhe Maanga, Tujhe Paya Hai”. Usually, back then, one song would take two or three days to picturize. But—and I am not joking—we finished filming both songs in one-and-a-half days! That's the way Yashji worked. He was known to be very, very quick.' If Deewaar is remembered, it is not only for the cast, but alsofor the writing expertise of Salim–Javed (who were working with Yash for the first time) and Shashi's/Ravi's classic four-wordretort to Amitabh's/Vijay's long monologue towards the end ofthe film—the unforgettable, 'Mere paas maa hai!' ('I have our mother'). A lot of thought went into writing this high-impactpunchline. 'Ravi could have said all kinds of things…“Aaj mere paas maa ka pyar hai, mujhe yeh mil gaya, mujhe voh mil gaya” (“Today I have my mother's love, I've got this and I've got that”),' Javed tells director and author, Nasreen Munni Kabir. 'By contrast, take Vijay […] who is providing the platform for this punchline. He has many lines before Ravi makes his mark with a single statement. Perhaps Ravi's dialogue wouldn't have worked without Vijay's monologue.' He adds, 'You have to orchestrate a scene. If you try to bombard the listener's sensibilities all the time, his sensibility will be [so] shattered that when you want him to feel something, he will be […] tired.' © Trimurti Films The famous scene between Amitabh/Vijay and Shashi/Ravi was shot at Rajkamal Studios. 'Little did I know—and neither did any other person connected with the film—that the scene and its dialogues would become popular,' Amitabh says. While the long soliloquy was thoroughly rehearsed for the appropriate impact, Amitabh says that this was hardly an indication that the scene would become part of Indian film history: 'As professionals, yes, we do rehearse. But that is normal amongst artists.' Later, at the premiere of Deewaar, Amitabh sat next to Shashi. Amitabh recalls: We never said a word. But [at] the 'mere pass maa hai' moment, I felt a gentle hand on mine. It was Shashiji's. He never spoke, but the way he held my hand said everything. It was reassurance, it was affection, it was acknowledgement, it was complimentary, it was appreciation, it was everything that a struggling actor that had once played an extra in a film that starred this gentleman sitting next to him [in James Ivory's Bombay Talkie] had never ever dreamt would happen. Deewaar would earn box office and critical acclaim, and win Filmfare Awards for Shashi (best supporting actor), Yash (best The Taxi 87 director) and Salim–Javed (best screenplay, story and dialogue), besides being recognized as the best film of the year. It would become a golden jubilee hit and then run for another fifty weeks—becoming one of the biggest blockbusters of Hindi cinema. Excerpt taken from 'Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star' (2016), by Aseem Chhabra, with permission from Rupa Publications.
  12. Manchester United will be without Nemanja Matic and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Tuesday?s Champions League group match against CSKA Moscow at Old Trafford, manager Jose Mourinho said. Serbian midfielder Matic limped off with a muscle problem at Watford last week but started in United?s 3-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal on Saturday. Mourinho said he will not risk the 29-year-old for the match, with United requiring a point to secure top spot in Group A. ?Matic is injured and when I say he is injured, he is injured. I am not going to make him play tomorrow so Matic is out,? he told a news conference on Monday. ?A couple of others guys are playing every match and they also need a rest. More importantly, the others deserve an opportunity to play.? Mourinho confirmed Ibrahimovic will be rested as a part of rehabilitation on his return from a long-term knee ligament injury. The 36-year-old striker made four substitute appearances last month but was left out of the squad at Arsenal. ?Zlatan needs sometimes very hard work on the muscular area that supports the knee that had the problem,? Mourinho added. ?He was on this cycle of work, divided between the gym and the pitch. And he will be out again for tomorrow but I believe back to normal work after CSKA.? Mourinho refused to discuss whether the club have appealed against Paul Pogba?s suspension after the midfielder received a straight red for a reckless challenge on Arsenal?s Hector Bellerin. ?He?s not suspended for the Champions League. He plays tomorrow,? Mourinho said. ?Of course, he?s a bit tired because it was a huge match at the weekend and just two days to recover for CSKA. But he?s very happy to play and to try to keep his momentum because since he was back from injury, he?s been phenomenal.? United host leaders Manchester City on Sunday with an opportunity to cut the gap to five points at the top of the table.
  13. Supermodel Amit Ranjan — a lean-mean-romantic with long locks and a groomed-to-perfection beard — has been modelling for over a decade now. Whether it's showcasing his editorial excellence on the pages of top Indian magazines, or seamlessly gliding down the ramp — Mr. Ranjan can do it all—and make it seem effortlessly cool. Like for our #30Days30Beards shoot, where he channeled his inner dandy in a three-piece maroon suit paired with a vintage-y floral shirt. A look we would kill to wear. But I digress. We are here to talk about his beard and his grooming know-how. © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue Do you think beards are overrated? Beards are for legends. Some of the most iconic men in world history have sported magnificent beards. How has growing a beard changed your life? I beards. Proof? I've always been a bearded man and never left the pressure or need to completely shave it off—except once. But, to be honest, it actually changed my life and gave my look a whole new edge. What made you grow it in the first place? I was fascinated with some of the most stunning personalities who have sported a big-boy beard. From Abraham Lincoln to Karl Marx—these iconic figures have always served as my beard inspiration. Do women dig the beard or a clean-shave? According to me, women majorly dig beards. (laughs) © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue Ever thought of a name for your beard? Never. That would take my obsession to a whole new level. Razor or trimmer? And how often? Always use a trimmer — depending on my assignments and my mood. Ever tried beard oils, shampoos, conditioners etc? I shampoo and oil regularly. Because one has to keep it clean and smooth. © MensXP, Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue Your best and worst beard phase? Usually, my best phase is when I am on a break and traveling. It means I get to let my beard be free-flowing and wild. The worst was when I had to shave it off for a campaign and the in-between phase got on my nerves The razor/trimmer you're using right now? Philip trimmer According to you, the most iconic celebrity beard in the world? Amitabh Bachchan according to me sports a classic and very stylish beard --- Amit wears a three-piece suit and floral shirt all from Park Avenue Photography: Manasi Sawant Creative Direction: Santu Misra Styling: Siddharth Batra Grooming: Jean Claude Biguine Production: Anand Pratap Singh Wardrobe Partner: Park Avenue
  14. Sitting inside the comfort of four walls and commenting about the country's situation and giving two cents on dealing with the external threats, comes naturally to most of us. But, how many of us actually do something for those who put their lives on line, fighting for our safety; or for those who lost their lives protecting us? © Wikimedia No matter what we do or say, nothing can suffice the courage and bravery of the jawans and their families, who live every single day fearing if their loved ones will even come back. To honor these jawans and to help provide financial assistance to their families, the Government of India launched 'Bharat Ke Veer', an initiative which allows people to transfer money directly to the accounts of the brave hearts. 1st Dec 2017 Bharat Ke Veer Ultra Marathon- 2017 Commemorating Martyrs, Samir Singh & his team of 6 runners started their Run from JCP Atari to cover 15663 km through 24 states&7UTs Spreading the word in 1000 cities & Villages, Samir&team will finish in April '17 at Atari only — BSF (@BSF_India) 2 December 2017 Under this initiative, Samir Singh, an ultra marathon runner and his team of 6 runners have started a 15,000 km run from Attari-Wagah border, with an aim to raise funds for the families of martyrs of the Central Armed Police Forces. Singh and his team started running on December 1 from JCP Atari and will be covering 24 states and 7 UTs, while spreading their word in 1000 cities and villages. For those who don't know, India is celebrating Armed Forces Week starting from December 1 and will end on December 7, which marks the Armed Forces Flag Day. Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has already started the week with this video message. Thank those who protect the honour of the nation this #ArmedForcesWeek. Wear Armed Forces Flag with pride between 1-7 Dec. To contribute to the welfare of ex-servicemen & their families and get a printable version of the flag go to Jai Hind! @nsitharaman — Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) December 1, 2017 Samir Singh is not a new name in the list marathon runners. In fact, known as the faith runner, Samir has earlier won notable races including Vadodara, Mumbai Ultra marathon. Singh, who currently works as a running coach, hails from Kanaheda village, Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh and started running at the age of 35 (nearly 10 years ago). © Twitter In fact, Singh will be joined by some soldiers from paramilitary forces and said that he will also seek financial support sponsors. Singh told The Times of India, “This time I am excited as my run would generate funds for the families of India's brave-hearts.” He further added, “As long as God is on my side, I have no fear. This race has been written in my destiny since birth.” This will be for the first time that Singh will run more than 10,000km to pay his respect and show love to the soldiers for their service to the country. It's initiatives like these and people like Samir Singh, who encourage us to help the soldiers and show our love to them with whatever little bit we have in our capacity. We wish Samir Singh all the best for his journey that is expected to end in April 2018.
  15. The FIR quoting his statement says that the father was unable to take care of his daughter and other children alone MULTAN: Police have arrested a man from the city?s Basti Malook area for drowning her 5-year-old differently-abled daughter in a canal. A father of four, Riaz said it had become difficult for him to take care of her visually-impaired and disabled daughter after his wife passed away six months ago, police said. The FIR quoting his statement says that the father was unable to take care of his daughter and other children by himself. Police have registered a case, filed by the child?s paternal grandfather. A number of cases of parents killing their children due to poverty or domestic disputes have been reported in Pakistan. Mother suffocates three children to death after 'domestic dispute' A rescue operation is underway to recover the bodies from a canal Last week, a woman murdered her three children in cold blood near Hafizabad?s Sakhekhi vicinity on Saturday over a domestic dispute.
  16. David Silva scored a late goal as runaway leaders Manchester City won their 13th successive Premier League game and restored their eight-point lead with a 2-1 victory against West Ham United on Sunday. Silva converted Kevin de Bruyne?s brilliant pass from close range in the 83rd minute as City maintained their blistering form this season. Nicolas Otamendi had converted substitute Gabriel Jesus?s cross in the 57th minute to equalise after defender Angelo Ogbonna had headed West Ham into the most unlikely lead at the end of a first half in which the hosts dominated. In winning their 13th successive Premier League match, City equalled the record held by both Arsenal and Chelsea. ?It was difficult, teams seem to come here and get every man behind the ball, not interested in anything but parking the bus,? City midfielder Fabian Delph told Sky Sports. ?But we have players like David Silva in the team, so we knew if we kept going we?d get our chances. We knew we had to be patient, we came out flying in the second half, we tried to explain to the boys we still had time and then we started to relax a bit more and found those spaces. ?We want to win the derby but we are taking it each game at a time.? After rivals United beat Arsenal 3-1 on Saturday to cut their lead to five points, City needed to win against relegation-threatened West Ham to restore their comfortable lead ahead of next weekend?s trip to Old Trafford. As expected, City dominated possession but the mass ranks of West Ham defenders frustrated their array of attacking players and disrupted the rhythm of their intricate, threaded passes. Surprisingly, it was West Ham who came closest to opening the scoring when Michail Antonio stretched to fire a close-range volley over the top. Not until the 26th minute did goalkeeper Adrian make his first meaningful save, pushing Silva?s deflected shot over the crossbar. Manuel Lanzini drew a save from Ederson 10 minutes later before out-of-sorts City failed to deal with a corner -- as they did in last weekend?s victory at Huddersfield Town -- with Ogbonna?s downward header evading Ederson. Otamendi restored parity shortly after the break but, until Silva?s late intervention, it appeared that City?s search for a winner would prove fruitless. Jesus, Leroy Sane, de Bruyne, Silva and Raheem Sterling all went close as the Hammers defended superbly in their most impressive performance under manager David Moyes. City have not lost a game since April, and face second-place United next Sunday. West Ham, who have won only twice all season, sit 19th -- three points behind West Bromwich Albion in 17th.
  17. FAISALABAD: A man killed his father and younger brother over a property dispute in Faisalabad, Geo News reported Sunday. According to the police, the suspect, identified as Idrees, opened fire on his father, Javed Iqbal, and brother, Jamshed, after an argument at their house in Chak 230 of Satiana area. The police said that Idrees? father used to yell at him as he did not work, adding that the suspect resented that his father used to give preference to the younger brother. The suspect, who had managed to escape after the killing, has been arrested, the police added. The bodies have been shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Jaranwala for postmortem. On Saturday, a woman murdered her three children in cold blood near Hafizabad?s Sakhekhi vicinity. Mother suffocates three children to death after 'domestic dispute' A rescue operation is underway to recover the bodies from a canal Zareena and her husband Abid Hussain, a kiln-worker, frequently argued over domestic issues, the police said. According to reports, a domestic dispute led Zareena to suffocate five-year-old Zehra Fatima, four-year-old Muhammad Faizan, and two-year-old Ahmed Raza and dispose of the bodies in the Jhang Branch canal. The woman?s mother-in-law, however, showed oblivion to an argument between her son and Zareena.
  18. If you love experimenting sexually, then there is no dearth of things you can try every now and then to keep your libido alive. Whether you are enjoying the single life or bundled up in a relationship, *** should be thrilling and exciting and if you're facing terrible monotony, it's time to rev things up! For starters, create a bucket list of adventures you'd want to fulfil this lifetime and start living them already! If you're still on Tinder and are not ready to say good bye to the single life just yet, definitely live your bucket list right now before you eventually tie the knot! We asked a few men what was their sexual bucket list and after hearing them out, we picked out some of the best ones, you should indulge in before you die aka get married! The Miles High Club This is one of the most fascinating and achievable fantasies ever to exist! The miles high club represents *** in mid air. In other words, having *** while you're in an airplane! It's quite a thrilling fantasy to live up to and if you do get a chance to do it, you should! (c)Giphy The Orgy Party A good way to experiment your vicarious voyeuristic tendencies is while indulging in an orgy. Some people don't want to experiment with orgies but it's definitely once in a lifetime kinda situation. Of course you can't indulge in group *** everyday. So if you're single af, or even if you're not, get together for an orgy and cross that off your bucket list! (c)Giphy Date An Artist They're wild, they're crazy and they're fun. Surprisingly most men want to date an artist or at least have a one night stand with one, for the sheer spontaneity they bring to the table. Artists are obviously very free spirited creatures and nothing can hold them back. So indulging in some wild, colourful *** isn't that bad an idea? We're saying be her canvas for a night and you may surprise yourself! (c)Giphy Vacation With A Stranger Yes that's possible! There are bunch of travel dating sites that help you pick out a travel buddy of your choice. Wouldn't it be fun and exciting to travel with someone you have absolutely no idea about? The dating sites pair you up if you both are lonesome travellers. You can spend a lot of time getting to know them and probably have the best 'stranger ***' of your life. (c)Giphy Date An Older Woman They're wiser and most of the times are more sexually charged. A woman in her late 30's has a sexual appetite of Aphrodite on ecstasy! She almost has no inhibitions and is open to any and every sort of sexual experimentation. They say women reach their sexual prime in their late 30s. So what're you waiting for? (c)Giphy Try *** Toys The market is full of each and every type of *** toy you ever want to look for. If you're single or with a partner, it really doesn't matter! There's an array of *** toys available for every need and you can experiment in bed with them. Here's our comprehensive guide to all the *** toys available online. Go nuts! (c)Giphy Maybe Try Some BDSM We were surprised to know a lot of men secretly desire being tied up and spanked about! Some people even went to the extent of mentioned BDSM which is bondage-disciple-dominance-submission-masochism. Basically an exotic role-play of sorts where one partner is submissive and the other dominant. BDSM is not just restricted to role-play but is a complete character change, wherein you live in character while getting the thrill out of the whole concept! Interesting to try once in your life, we think. (c)Giphy The Railway Is Sexy Yup, this one was a popular one too. Having *** in a train is quite sexy apparently. Something to do with the movement making it easier and a lot more fun! So next time you're doing a 36 hour journey, you know how to enjoy it! (c)Giphy Water, Baby Another popular fantasy most men want to cross off from their list is having *** on a beach, amidst the waves or in a pool! So basically get down and dirty in water. We're sure you've already thought of that! However, just be careful of Jellyfish stings, coz you will not enjoy that particular type of pain! (c)Giphy Stock Up On Condoms This might now be an ultimate fantasy but it's what every man should do! Stock up on condoms before you get married so you're just about ready to live up these scenarios wherever you may find them! Safe *** is like the catalyst to your fantasies here, so don't forget to buy a 50 packer now! (c)Giphy Created your bucket list yet? No! Come on get around to it, you're not getting any younger!
  19. Manchester United ended Arsenal's 12-match home winning run in a breathless encounter to close the gap on Manchester City on Saturday but Tottenham slipped further off the pace with a costly draw at Watford. With Pep Guardiola's pacesetters not in action until Sunday, United's 3-1 victory took them to within five points of the Premier League summit following emphatic wins for Chelsea and Liverpool earlier in the day. But Mauricio Pochettino must find a way of lifting struggling Spurs after they dropped two more points against Watford with a 1-1 draw at Vicarage Road that leaves them 15 points off the pace. Jose Mourinho took his team to the Emirates with questions over how they would approach the fixture after a poor recent away record against fellow members of the "Big Six". But United quashed all thoughts of shutting up shop and were immediately on the front foot, taking the lead through captain Antonio Valencia in the fourth minute and doubling their lead just minutes later through in-form Jesse Lingard. Arsenal came back strongly, attacking in waves and pulled a goal back early in the second half through Alexandre Lacazette but United reestablished a two-goal margin through Lingard again. As the match lost some of its high-octane momentum, referee Andre Marriner sent off Paul Pogba for a studs-up tackle on Hector Bellerin to change the balance of the contest, but Arsenal could not take advantage. With the Manchester derby looming next week at Old Trafford, United have a chance to haul themselves right back into the title race though Mourinho will be devastated to lose the services of midfielder Pogba. "I loved the way my team played and fought," said Mourinho. " Arsenal played in some period amazing attacking football -- creating difficulties for us. But I have to say that my players deserve all the great words. "I don?t know so many in English but amazing, phenomenal, fantastic. They deserved three points." Wenger commented: "I am really disappointed because it was a good performance, but we had nothing to show for it at the end and that is hard to take." In a thrilling end-to-end contest United looked irresistible on the break but Arsenal enjoyed more than 70 percent of possession in the first half, hitting 15 shots as David De Gea's goal led a charmed life. The Spaniard was incredible throughout but the highlight was an astonishing double save to keep United's lead intact at 2-1. Mourinho hailed the display as "the best from a goalkeeper in the world".
  20. Do you know what happens when you add air to water? You'll get aerated water or carbonated water! But, this is no laboratory experiment and you are not here to perform one. So, read on and we'll get to why this analogy is important. Ramesh Chauhan, An MIT Graduate Who Came Back & Conducted His Own Experiments In India So, this is what happened. In 1962 a 22-year-old man named Ramesh Chauhan returned to India after receiving a degree in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to run his family business. He joined them and two years later his elder brother who was also the Vice President of the company passed away in a plane crash, leaving the responsibility of running the company, which was already going through a rough phase and declining sales, to Ramesh. © Ramesh Chauhan honored by The President of India, Zail Singh Unlike many businessmen's children who slip into the family business, slowly, over a couple of years, Ramesh was promptly set to the task and asked to build a soft drink plant at Andheri, in suburban Mumbai. And he successfully did so. Now, you will see what air plus water can make up together? Now, it was Ramesh's turn to play his cards right and he did exactly that. Using his father's desi tactics and the groundwork he had learned at MIT, the company started showing an upward graph again. When Coca-Cola Made Tons Of Money Taking Advantage Of Absence Of Any FDI Policy In India 1956: Nearly a decade after India's Independence Coca-Cola entered the Indian market and made fortune because India had no foreign exchange act in function till then. Coca-Cola made a ton of cash operating under 100% foreign equity. They invested just Rs. 6,00,000 against a whopping profit of 250 million rupees over a span of 20 years. But then something big happened in Indian politics which also altered the faith of many and also the way businesses operated in India. The Game Changing Scenario And The Rise Of Home Grown Fizz Market In India 1977: The Indian foreign exchange act was implemented in the year 1974 as Indira Gandhi came into power. The foreign exchange act stated that foreign companies selling consumer goods must invest 40% of its equity stake in India in its Indian associates. Coca-Cola agreed with investing 40% foreign equity but stated that they would still hold full power in technical and administrative units with no local participation allowed. The government then plainly asked them to comply or simply stay away and so Coca-Cola abandoned its operations in India. © Guruprasad's Portal This turned out be a golden opportunity for the Parle brothers, Ramesh Chauhan and Prakash Chauhan, who along with then CEO Bhanu Vakil, launched Thums Up as their flagship drink, adding to their portfolio of older brands like Limca (lime flavor) and Gold Spot (orange flavor). Now, the fizz market was all there to be ruled with little competition from smaller regional competitors like Campa Cola, Double Seven, Dukes and United Breweries Group's McDowell's Crush, who did not have a vision like Ramesh had. Ramesh says his major takeaway from his time abroad was that there was a difference between bookish knowledge and execution on the ground. He believes that executing a project is more than just getting the job done. This can be seen in the way he handles his brands and employees. He always found a way of making brands a part of his consumers' lives. His Ability To Connect A Brand Resembling The Youth Of India Under his leadership, Thumps Up enjoyed a monopoly in the market for almost 20 years, connecting the youth of India with famous slogans like 'Happy days are here again' to 'Taste the thunder'. © He made the fizz stronger and marketed it like a more manly drink for the 80's and 90s youth. Cricket and Bollywood celebrities endorsed the brand. There is even a Thums Up pahaad(hill) in the Manmad Hills near Pune resembling its logo. The Relaunch of Coca-Cola In India And The Beginning Of Downfall of Ramesh's Empire But then, in 1993 Coca-Cola re-entered the Indian market after government approval under the new liberalization policies that were coming to India. Although Thums Up had 80% of the market share but was majorly dependent on a franchise model and those people were not very happy with the autocratic leadership of Chauhan so they started switching to Coca-cola. Eventually, in 1999, Coca-Cola bought Parle, India's top soft drink brand, which bottled Thums up, Limca and Gold Spot. It is rumored that Coca-Cola even tried to kill Thums Up but soon realized the brand name it was known for. © MxMIndia Bisleri, A Pawn That He Had Bought In 1969 Turned Into A Knight Three Decades Later As per Chauhan, Coca-Cola missed their chance to buy Bisleri under the deal and by then Chauhan had learned his lesson. 1969, Ramesh had bought the mineral water company – Bisleri from the Italian entrepreneur Signor Felice Bisleri of Italy at Rs. 4 lakhs. Now, this paid off. Today Bisleri is on the top when it comes to the bottled mineral water. He saw a gap which no one else could. He asked himself why would anyone need a bottle of soda when one is traveling for maybe just half an hour or so. If it is not a long train journey, no one needs to dilute their whiskey. So he introduced 500 ml and 1-liter water bottles and today you can see them served in hotels, marriages, railways and everywhere else. Ramesh has even bigger plans for bottled water and believes that only one thing could change the fate. He says, “our biggest competitor is our incompetence” Chauhan, the founder of brands like as Bisleri(acquired), Maaza, Thums Up and Gold Spot literally became the Brand Man of India. It is incredible to see how well he understood the marketing and business side of soft drinks and thus has set a new standard in terms of connecting a brand that people can consider their own.
  21. Ashley Young struck twice against his old club as Manchester United cured their recent travel sickness with a 4-2 victory at Watford to close the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to five points on Tuesday. United, beaten in their last two away Premier League games and at Basel last week in Europe, began slowly but Young, without a goal for 18 months, struck twice in six minutes midway through the first half before Anthony Martial scored a third before the break to knock the stuffing out of the hosts. Watford made a fight of it after the break with substitute Troy Deeney scoring from the penalty spot and when Abdoulaye Doucoure grabbed a second in the 84th minute it seemed the hosts could snatch an unlikely point. Two minutes later, however, Jesse Lingard scored a superb individual goal on the counter-attack to settle United?s nerves. Second-placed United have 32 points with City, who host Southampton on Wednesday, on 37. ?We had chances to make it four, five and six,? United manager Jose Mourinho told reporters. ?Maybe we thought it was too easy. Maybe it was a good lesson. ?It?s good to have lessons without losing points. The next time we are 3-0 up they will remember this. ?But I prefer to forget the five minutes they scored twice and focus on the good things we did because there were many.? Watford, buoyed by successive Premier League wins, were lively in the opening stages and Richarlison was inches away from connecting with a Kiko Femenia cross. But the game changed in the 19th minute when left back Young beat Herelho Gomes with a powerful shot inside the near post. Six minutes later United were awarded a free kick in a central position 25 metres out and Young, rather than expected taker Paul Pogba, planted an exquisite curler beyond Gomes. Things went from bad to worse for Watford as Martial was played in by Romelu Lukaku and the Frenchman found the net with a low right-foot shot. Richarlison headed against the bar for Watford after the break but they were eventually rewarded when Deeney beat David De Gea from the spot after Marcos Rojo, on his first game back after a long injury lay-off, fouled Roberto Pereyra. Doucore guided home Andre Carrillo?s cross soon after to set up a frantic climax, but Lingard set off on a long solo run, beating two Watford defenders and firing past Gomes to leave United as worthy winners.
  22. Sayfullo Saipov ? the suspect in the New York City truck attack ? is seen in this handout photo released on November 1, 2017. St. Charles County Department of Corrections/Handout via REUTERS/Files NEW YORK: The Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people by speeding a rental truck down a New York City bike path in October pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to murder and other criminal charges. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, entered his plea before US District Judge Vernon Broderick in Manhattan. David Patton ? a court-appointed lawyer representing him ? declined to comment on the case after the hearing. Saipov was arrested immediately after the October 31 attack, in which he ploughed a truck down a bike lane on Manhattan?s West Side. Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the deadliest assault on New York City since September 11, 2001. Saipov ? a legal permanent US resident ? was hospitalized after he was shot by a policeman and arrested. On November 21, Saipov was charged in an indictment with eight counts of murder, 12 counts of attempted murder, one count of providing material support to Daesh, and one count of violence and destruction of a motor vehicle resulting in death. The most serious charges against Saipov carry the death penalty, though it is not yet clear whether prosecutors will seek it. US President Donald Trump repeatedly called on Twitter for Saipov to face the death penalty. Following the attack, Saipov told investigators he was inspired by watching Daesh videos and began planning the attack a year earlier, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors the day after the attack. The complaint said Saipov was particularly motivated by a video where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ? the leader of Daesh ? exhorted Muslims in the US and elsewhere to support the group?s cause. Saipov also said ?he felt good about what he had done? and asked for permission to display the flag of the militant group in his hospital room, the complaint said. Umida Saipova ? Saipov?s sister ? told Reuters in a phone interview earlier this month from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, that she believed her brother had been ?brainwashed?. Mirrakhmat Muminov ? an Uzbek acquaintance of Saipov living in Ohio ? told Reuters that Saipov became religious after moving to the US in 2010. Five of the victims were Argentinians who were part of a group in New York to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their high school graduation. A Belgian woman, a New Yorker, and a New Jersey man were also killed. The next hearing in Saipov?s case is set for January 23.
  23. The contraband was hidden inside oranges. Photo: Geo News ISLAMABAD: Authorities at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport foiled on Tuesday a bid to smuggle contraband out of the country. Officials of the Airport Security Force (ASF) said the suspected smuggler, identified as Fazal Wahid, was transporting 1kg of heroin outside the country. ASF officials said the drugs, ice to be specific, was hidden inside a bag containing oranges. Wahid was heading to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on a private airlines' flight. Investigations against him are now under way, said officials. The bag of oranges in which the drugs were hidden Crystal methamphetamine, more popularly known by its street names Ice and Glass, consists of colourless crystals of varying sizes and shapes that are used by smoking, insufflations and injecting into one?s body. Authorities frequently bust bids to smuggle drugs to Saudi Arabia. On October 5, ASF officials seized 786 grams of ice heroin from a passenger at the Islamabad airport. They said Islam Gul, a resident of Mardan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, was travelling to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia from a private airline. Exactly a week from that, media reports had stated that the ASF had foiled another heroin smuggling bid at the airport. ASF foils bid to smuggle ice heroin at Islamabad airport Ice heroin seized from passenger who was headed to Saudi Arabia The suspect, identified as Lal Bahadur and hailing from Mardan, was travelling to Riyadh through a private airlines' flight. A kilogramme of ice was recovered from him. In September this year, ASF foiled a bid to smuggle one kilogram of ice heroin from the same airport. The suspect, too, was travelling to Saudi Arabia.
  24. Manchester City restored an eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Huddersfield Town, while Everton?s season went from bad to worse following a toothless 4-1 defeat at Southampton on Sunday. Huddersfield appeared on course to earne an impressive point against City but Raheem Sterling bundled home a fortunate 84th-minute winner for the visitors after Sergio Aguero had earlier converted a penalty to cancel out Nicolas Otamendi?s own goal. With a 12th victory in 13 games, Pep Guardiola?s City have made the best ever start to a Premier League season and lead second-placed rivals Manchester United by eight points. Southampton?s Charlie Austin scored twice as they coasted to victory over managerless Everton, while Arsenal?s Alexis Sanchez scored a 92nd-minute winner as they climbed into the top four with a 1-0 victory at stubborn Burnley. City did not sweep aside Huddersfield as many expected, but the manner of their post-match celebrations illustrated how important victory was on a winter?s evening in Yorkshire. They may have had many more eye-catching performances this season, but Sunday?s victory was typical of title-winning sides. A rapidly-maturing Sterling, who has scored 12 times in 18 games this season in all competitions, won the penalty that led to Aguero?s equaliser and was in the right place at the right time late on to score after Gabriel Jesus was denied. ?Today was a game that epitomised the Premier League - winter is here, it?s colder, it?s harder to move the ball, they defended well,? said City captain Vincent Kompany after his side reached 37 points from a possible 39. ?I feel the team deserved the win, we kept at it, even being 1-0 down we believed.? United are second on 29 points after a 1-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday followed by Chelsea (26), who drew 1-1 at Liverpool (23), Arsenal (25) and Tottenham Hotspur (24). EVERTON WOES Everton have scored just 13 league goals since the departure of striker Romelu Lukaku to Manchester United in the close season, while the 28 they have conceded is the most of any side in the top flight this term. On the south coast, Dusan Tadic gave Southampton a deserved lead with a neat finish in the 18th minute before Everton equalised when Gylfi Sigurdsson?s long-range effort went in despite hitting the crossbar twice and the post once. Austin restored the home side?s lead with a close-range header in the 52nd minute before adding a near carbon-copy second to double the advantage six minutes later. Steven Davies added a fourth with a superb effort late on as Everton?s despondent players capitulated after the break. The Toffees, who sit two points above the relegation zone with 12 points, have now won only once under caretaker manager David Unsworth. ?I take responsibility, but we all have to as well,? said former Everton defender Unsworth. ?We?re in a tough place and things have to change quickly. ?Confidence is as low as it has ever been. The club has to decide (on a new manager) and the sooner that happens the better. The players need this resolving. ?What I see is a happy squad but I?d rather have an unhappy squad that?s winning. I want what?s best for the club and I hope the players do too.? NERVELESS PENALTY After top-four contenders Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool failed to win on Saturday, Arsenal capitalised but were indebted to Sanchez?s nerveless late penalty against Burnley. Arsenal have now won three successive games against the Lancashire club with goals on or after the 90th minute. ?In the first half we didn?t find our game, they stopped us from playing very well,? said Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger. In the second half it was a question of the final ball and patience, not making a mistake at the back,? Asked about the late penalty decision, the Frenchman said: ?From outside it looked 100 percent (a penalty). And regarding the battle for Champions League qualifying places, he added: ?It?s early, (the top four) changes from one week to another. We wanted to win away from home and we did it. Let?s focus on the next one.?
  25. Manchester United missed a chance to reach the Champions League knockout stages with a match to spare for the first time since 2014 after a conceding a late goal in a 1-0 defeat at Basel in a pulsating Group A clash on Wednesday. Midfielder Michael Lang tucked in an 89th winner for Basel after Raoul Petretta found him with a pinpoint low cross at the far post, giving United?s stand-in keeper Sergio Romero no chance. United are still top of the section with 12 points from five games, three ahead of second-placed Basel and third-placed CSKA Moscow, who boosted their hopes of reaching the last 16 with a 2-0 home win over Benfica earlier in the day. United hit the woodwork twice as they controlled the first half while Basel dominated after the break and missed a string of chances before Lang sent the fervent home crowd into raptures.