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  1. From the moment Donald Trump decided to run for the U.S. Presidential elections last year, he found himself embroiled in one controversy after another. And unfortunately, most of it was from his own doing. From tweeting explosive statements to his notorious policies, the current POTUS is no stranger to being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. And of course, 2018 is not proving to be an exception either. Only recently, Trump was accused of cheating on his wife Melania Trump with an adult star- Stormy Daniels. © Facebook Stormy (real name Stephanie Clifford), in a 2011 interview with In Touch magazine revealed all the details about their night together. The interview was shelved at the time. She says that she met Trump first at the American Century celebrity golf tournament in July 2006. “[Trump] was introduced to everybody. He kept looking at me and then we ended up riding to another hole on the same golf cart together.” Stormy said. © Twitter She further added that he later came to the her adult-film company, Wicked Pictures, sponsored and asked for her number, which she gave him, before they posed for a photo together. © Twitter “Then he asked me if I wanted to have dinner that night. And I was like, 'Yeah, of course!'” she told in the interview. Once she reached his hotel room she claims Trump was sprawled on the couch watching TV, wearing pyjama pants. This was followed by a dinner in the room itself. Stormy then reveals that she excused herself to go to the washroom and when she came out Trump was sitting on the bed and he was like, “'Come here.' And I was like, 'Ugh, here we go.' And we started kissing.” After having ***, Stormy said, “We hung out for a little while and he just kept saying, 'I'm gonna call you, I'm gonna call you. I have to see you again. You're amazing. We have to get you on The Apprentice.'” Although this happened way before he became the President, what has shocked people is that fact that the fling took place less than four months after Donald's wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron. © TWitter For what it's worth, Stormy's story was supported by her good friend Randy Spears and her ex-husband Mike Moz. Stormy also took and passed a polygraph test at the time of the interview. When these allegations came to the surface, Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen denied it outright. “President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence, as has Ms. Daniels,” he said. © Twitter As per the Wall Street Journal, the fact that Ms Daniels also denies these claims now, could be because Trump's lawyer arranged a $130,000 payment to Stormy before 2016 elections as a part of a non-disclosure agreement. Apparently, there's more to this story as In Touch is planning to run the entire, unedited, 5,500-word transcript later this week.
  2. Iranians chant slogans in support of the regime as they march towards the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in Tehran on December 30, 2017. Photo: AFP TEHRAN: Demonstrators attacked a town hall in the Iranian capital Saturday as protests spilled into a third night despite government warnings against any further "illegal gatherings" and moves to cut off the internet on mobiles. Unverified videos on social media appeared to show thousands marching through the western cities of Khorramabad, Zanjan and Ahvaz, while reports spread rapidly that several people had been shot dead by police in the town of Dorud. A swirl of wild rumours, combined with travel restrictions and a near-total media blackout from official agencies, made it difficult to confirm the reports. The authorities appeared to respond by cutting internet access to mobile phones, with the main networks interrupted at least in Tehran shortly before midnight, AFP reporters said. Several Iranian news agencies warned Telegram, the most popular social media service in the country, might soon be shut down after communications minister Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi accused one popular channel, Amadnews, of encouraging an "armed uprising". Meanwhile, the conservative Mehr news agency posted videos of protesters attacking a town hall in central Tehran, overturning a police car and burning the Iranian flag. There was chaos earlier around the capital´s university as hundreds took to the streets, blocking traffic and shouting slogans against the regime. But the authorities could also count on a show of strength, with hundreds of counter-demonstrators seizing control of the university entrance, chanting "Death to the seditionists". The authorities were also fortunate that annual rallies marking the defeat of the last major protest movement in 2009 had already been scheduled for Saturday morning and brought thousands of regime supporters to the streets across the country. "We urge all those who receive these calls to protest not to participate in these illegal gatherings as they will create problems for themselves and other citizens," said Interior Minister Abdolrahman Rahmani Fazli. 'A new plot' The protests began in the second city of Mashhad on Thursday as an attack on high living costs but quickly turned against the Islamic regime as a whole. There were even chants in favour of the monarchy toppled by the revolution of 1979, while others criticised the regime for supporting the Palestinians and other regional movements rather than focusing on problems at home. State news channel IRINN said it had been banned from covering the protests that spread to towns and cities including Qom and Kermanshah. "The enemy wants once again to create a new plot and use social media and economic issues to foment a new sedition," Ayatollah Mohsen Araki, a prominent cleric, told a crowd in Tehran, according to the conservative Fars news agency. Other officials also pointed the blame outside Iran. "Although people have a right to protest, protesters must know how they are being directed," Massoumeh Ebtekar, vice president in charge of women´s affairs, wrote on Twitter. She posted images from Twitter accounts based in the United States and Saudi Arabia, voicing support for the Mashhad protests. US President Donald Trump tweeted later that Iran´s people wanted change and "oppressive regimes cannot endure forever". 'Serious challenges' But officials in Iran warned against dismissing the public anger seen in recent days. "The country is facing serious challenges with unemployment, high prices, corruption, lack of water, social gap, unbalanced distribution of budget," tweeted Hesamoddin Ashena, cultural adviser to President Hassan Rouhani. "People have the right for their voice to be heard." There has been particular anger at welfare cuts and fuel price increases in the latest budget announced earlier this month. Since the 2009 protests were ruthlessly put down by the Revolutionary Guards, many middle-class Iranians have abandoned hope of pressing for change from the streets. But low-level strikes and demonstrations have continued, often on a sector-by-sector basis as bus drivers or teachers or workers from specific factories protest against unpaid wages or poor conditions. Some of this week´s protests were directed against financial scandals linked to unauthorised lending institutions which collapsed with the loss of hundreds of thousands of accounts. Payam Parhiz, editor-in-chief of reformist media network Nazar that broke the news of the Mashhad protests, said they were more focused on the economy than those in 2009, which were sparked by allegations of election-rigging. "Then, they were middle-class and their slogans went beyond economic matters to things like cultural liberties," he told AFP. "Today, the concerns are economic. There are people who have lost their life savings. They will protest until their problems are resolved." Since taking power in 2013, Rouhani has sought to clean up the banking sector and kickstart the economy, but many say progress has been too slow. Aware that economic problems can quickly spiral into political chaos, officials from across the political spectrum have called for greater efforts to tackle poverty and the 12 percent unemployment rate. "Solving people´s economic problems is the chief priority in the country," tweeted Ebrahim Raisi, the hardline cleric defeated by Rouhani in May´s presidential election.
  3. Karishma Sharma who is probably one of the hottest TV actresses and was last seen in 'Ragini MMS' movie franchise is currently breaking the internet with her latest calendar shoot. Congratulations on the calendar to the whole team. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ Clicked by @amitkhannaphotography Muh @makeupbyanshu Styled @ek_stylist â¤ï¸ðð»ðð» A post shared by Ragini ðð» (@karishmasharma22) on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:07pm PST So here it is the first picture of #streamingcalendar2018 my lovely girl @karishmasharma22 powered by @thedigitalhash photography @amitkhannaphotography makeup @makeupbyanshu styling @ek_stylist #amitkhannaphotography #instapic #instamood ##picofday ##amitkhanna ##swag #sexy #smile #style #follow #fit #hot #wgirl #girls #love #life #cute @amitkhannaphotography A post shared by Amit Khannaphotography (@amitkhannaphotography) on Dec 9, 2017 at 1:21am PST She is freaking hot and the entire internet is agreeing unanimously with us. Throw back to our first shoot together @karishmasharma22 photography @amitkhannaphotography #instapic #instamood ##picofday ##amitkhanna ##swag #sexy #smile #style #follow #fit #hot #wgirl #girls #love #life #cute #amitkhannaphotography A post shared by Amit Khannaphotography (@amitkhannaphotography) on Nov 25, 2017 at 11:31pm PST Have a fab afternoon @karishmasharma22 ask her to post the hottest click of this series ðð mua @makeupbyanshu thanks @ek_stylist for helping photography @amitkhannaphotography #india #indian #instapic #instamood ##picofday ##amitkhanna ##swag #sexy #smile #style #follow #fit #hot #girl #girls #love #life #cute #amitkhannaphotography @amitkhannaphotography A post shared by Amit Khannaphotography (@amitkhannaphotography) on Nov 7, 2017 at 11:54pm PST From our shoot that's going viral @karishmasharma22 @makeupbyanshu @prashantmangasuli photographer @amitkhannaphotography #india #indian #instapic #instamood ##picofday ##amitkhanna ##swag #sexy #smile #style #follow #fit #hot #girl #girls #love #life #cute #amitkhannaphotography @amitkhannaphotography A post shared by Amit Khannaphotography (@amitkhannaphotography) on Nov 9, 2017 at 4:42am PST If looks could kill, she'd already be arrested for murder. Have a beautiful morning @karishmasharma22 @makeupbyanshu photographer @amitkhannaphotography #india #indian #instapic #instamood #instalove #instagood #picofday #picoftheday #amitkhanna ##swag #sexy #smile #style #follow #fit #hot #girl #girls #love #life #cute #amitkhannaphotography @amitkhannaphotography A post shared by Amit Khannaphotography (@amitkhannaphotography) on Oct 24, 2017 at 9:46pm PDT Have a super duper Friday @karishmasharma22 @preksha_desai2208 photographer @amitkhannaphotography #india #indian #instapic #instamood #picofday #portfolio #picoftheday #pictureoftheday #amitkhanna #amitkhannaphotography #sexy #swag #style #desi #follow #fashion #fitnessmodel #hot #life #love #vogue #cute #gq #maxim #girl #girls @amitkhannaphotography A post shared by Amit Khannaphotography (@amitkhannaphotography) on Jun 29, 2017 at 9:57pm PDT It's winter time and every heart needs some warmth. Karishma is a true firecracker.
  4. A full moon arises when the Earth sits directly between the sun and the moon A Supermoon will brighten up the skies on Sunday night in Pakistan in a phenomenon wherein the moon moves closer to the Earth. Supermoon appears around 7% larger and 15% brighter, however, to the naked eye it would not appear much different. This one is the first and the last Supermoons of the year. Two more Supermoons over the next two months will follow, on January 1 and 31 January, respectively. A full moon arises when the Earth sits directly between the sun and the moon.
  5. Prince Harry on one of his earlier visits to Australia/MEDIA-MODE.COM SYDNEY: Australia´s tourism minister has made a shameless pitch to entice Prince Harry Down Under for his stag night or honeymoon, offering a James Bond-style "helicopter crawl" or seclusion in the Outback. The prince will marry Meghan Markle next May, and Steve Ciobo said Thursday he had written to Clarence House with a list of adrenaline-packed suggestions for a buck´s party, as well as "slower, contemplative" honeymoon options. "Australia can provide the perfect pre-wedding party and an amazing romantic honeymoon after the wedding," he said in a statement. The minister said the prince and his friends could replace the traditional Aussie pub crawl with a helicopter crawl of Outback drinking venues, or go fishing for barramundi in the Northern Territory. "We also have suggested they could come to the Gold Coast and go dune buggying," he told Channel Nine television. "Then for the honeymoon something a little bit more slower and contemplative. They could visit some of the magnificent parts of Australia." He suggested the Longitude 131 Lodge near giant red monolith Uluru -- also known as Ayers Rock -- where his brother Prince William and wife Kate previously stayed, or the Great Barrier Reef. UK newspapers try to guess Prince Harry and Meghan's mystery matchmaker The couple have been coy about the identity of the 'mutual friend' who brought them together "I told Prince Harry Tourism Australia stands ready to work with him and Ms Markle to design an itinerary to their tastes," Ciobo said in the statement. It is not known whether Markle has visited Australia, but Harry was in the country in June this year to promote the Invictus Games. The next version of the event for injured and sick service personnel is in Sydney in 2018, with local reports saying it could be the newly married couple´s first official overseas engagement.
  6. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and his ladylove Anushka Sharma set the dance flood on fire at Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge's reception on November 27. The videos and pictures of Anushka and Virat are circulating the social media and the internet is as excited as we are. Dressed in a suave grey suit, Virat, danced with Zaheer, Sagarika and other guests. However, Anushka stole the show with her thumkas to Saddi Gali. Donned in a sequinned lehenga choli, Anushka also posed for pictures with Virat during the reception. This isn't the first time that a video of the couple dancing together as made our hearts flutter. Earlier, the pair was spotted setting the dance floor on fire at the wedding ceremony of Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech in 2016. Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma was haven reported to be dating since 2013 after separating briefly in 2016. Even though, the pair has not spoken about their relationship openly but there are spotted together almost everywhere hand-in-hand.
  7. The newly married love birds of the cricketing world and B-town, Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge have been in the headlines ever since they tied the knot in a small ceremony a few days ago. The reason is their stunning saga of glittering parties which have been the talk of the town for the past few days. Last night saw the couple indulge with some close friends and family during their 'mehendi' night. #ZaheerKhan and #SagarikaGhatge looked stunning at their Mehendi ceremony. A post shared by Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) on Nov 26, 2017 at 9:25pm PST The evening saw their closest friends joining the festivity and having a good time. #Repost @glamouralertpunjabi (@get_repost) ã»ã»ã» Party time ! @glamouralertpunjabi ð * * * #ZaheerKhan #SagarikaGhatge #Cricketers #CricketLove #Ethnic #LoveBirds #Love #CutenesOverloaded #Hot #YuvrajSingh #HazelKeech #Friends #Friendship #GlamourAlert #GlamourAlertPunjabi A post shared by Glamour Alert (@glamouralertofficial) on Nov 27, 2017 at 2:19am PST #yuvrajsingh #gauravkapur #angadbedi #zaheerkhan #ZAK #YUVI A post shared by BeingPushpendra12 (@pushpendra_yuvi) on Nov 27, 2017 at 3:18am PST Yuvraj and Hazel were present among other celebrity guests and even master blaster Sachin Tendulkar made an appearance. So much love and fun tonight especially with my partner in life @yuvisofficial ! Wearing @houseofmasaba and @curiocottagejewelry styled by my image consultant @aeshy ð A post shared by HazelKeechOfficial (@hazelkeechofficial) on Nov 26, 2017 at 11:54am PST When you pose for a picture but then a good song plays and you start acting to it.... @yuvisofficial A post shared by HazelKeechOfficial (@hazelkeechofficial) on Nov 26, 2017 at 7:59am PST Sachin and Anjali Tendulkar pose for shutterbugs at #zaheerkhan and #sagarikaghatge #mehndi #ceremony #monday #paparazi #instadaily #sachintendulkar A post shared by Manav Manglani (@manav.manglani) on Nov 26, 2017 at 9:36pm PST The bride was seen having some quality time with her family as well. Sagarika Ghatge (@sagarikaghatge) wih her mother at the Mehendi Ceremony! @glamouralertofficial ðð * * * #ZaheerKhan #SagarikaGhatge #Married #Marriage #NewlyMarried #Wedding #Cricketers #Couple #LoveBirds #Family #Cute #Love #Traditional #Tradition #Ethnic #MehendiCeremony #Mehendi #GlamourAlert A post shared by Glamour Alert (@glamouralertofficial) on Nov 26, 2017 at 8:46pm PST “ Sagarika Ghatge's brother gives his blessings to the newly wed. So so adorable ð . . Follow ð @InstantBollywood8 for latest updates ⤠. . #Instantbollywood8 #bollywood #sagarikaghatge #zaheerkhan ” A post shared by Instant Bollywood (@instantbollywood8) on Nov 26, 2017 at 9:30am PST The grand finale is their reception which is happening tonight and a star studded night is already predicted.
  8. When a woman is single in a big city, it's not tough to imagine the opportunities that may come her way. By opportunities I mean sexual encounters with various eligible men. They can and should live up to their fantasies by taking men home on their own accord and have the best one night stands they can possibly imagine. Men often wonder what goes through a woman's head when she's out scouting for the night, trying to make the most of her single life. I agree one night stands are a rare phenomenon in our society but when it does happen, women don't like to talk too much about it, leaving men in the realms of curiosity. Somehow though, I found 5 unabashed single women to explicitly describe their hottest one night stands they've had in the past, to break the monotony and the stigma that's attached to *** for a single women. Use their tales as inspiration to spice up your *** life! I Found Me A Music Man My friend organises musical evenings every now and then. The idea is to promote talented artists by providing a platform for them to perform in front of an informal crowd. I always make it a point to attend his music concerts because the energy is so awesome. The one I went for the last time was quite thrilling and unexpected. It was a Friday night and I had made plans to go out with my friends later, after the concert got over. I sat right in front to watch the musicians perform. The first performance was by a jazz guitarist who was also singing his own songs. We saw each other and it was like lust at first sight! Throughout his performance he kept exchanging glances with me, like he was singing to impress me. After he finished and before the next performer came on stage we both unanimously decided to walk at the back of the terrace where the performances were happening and chat each other up. © Thinkstock There were hardly any words spoken. We'd just about exchanged names and pleasantries when he leaned in to kiss me. I kissed him back and went with the flow. There was a lot more than kissing that happened. His hands were everywhere and I couldn't contain the sounds coming out from my mouth. I took him home right after (forgetting about the plans I had already made with my friends) and we had the best *** of my life. He was an animal in bed! The next morning he woke up, took his guitar and started strumming some jazz tunes while I was still waking up. We exchanged numbers and he was on his way out. I haven't heard from him since but I still have the scars left behind, on my body from that night! – Niharika, 28 (name changed). The Bar-Beque It was a rustic crowded bar I had gone to with a fried, to grab a drink. We were actually fishing for some cute men while bar hopping. But everywhere we looked, the men were either taken or just so unappealing until this guy walked up to me. He was lean, spoke well and politely asked me and my friend what we were drinking. After finding out the poison of our choice for the night, he got us our drinks and started chatting me up. My friend, bored out of her wits, decided to call it a night and explicitly asked me to message or call her once I got home (since I wanted to stay longer and see what he was all about). We hit up a conversation about the city, the people and found out we had a dozen common friends. He then asked me to accompany him for a friend's barbeque party and I agreed. We headed to the party and it was quite a lot of fun. We spent the entire night together, just talking. I wanted to go use the loo in the middle so he said he'll show me where it is. That was all there is. Once we got to the loo, I don't know what got over me. I bolted the door from inside and we had the most heated make out session ever. We were all over each other and we were one step short of 'doing it' because we didn't have protection (wise call). © Thinkstock I couldn't invite him home because I live with my family and neither could he so we called it a night. He dropped me home on one condition though: that he got to keep my panties from the night to remind him of the hottest make out he's ever had. I obviously agreed! – Sophia, 30 House Bound I live in a house full of people. I have a joint family and it's always crowded. Sometimes I hate it and at times it's exciting at times like these- my cousin is four years older and he had a friend visiting him from his college in the US for a day before he left the city to travel to another. There is always a guest room available for visitors in our mansion and coincidently the guest room, where he was putting up, was adjacent to my room. There was instant attraction when we both met and I would go all red in the face when he spoke to me. My brother noticed that and warned me to keep away from him saying the entire family would be watching me like a hawk (since we both were single AF). Instead of being mindful about the do's and the don't's, I found it quite thrilling to imagine what it be like to have *** with him, in the same house, secretly! © Thinkstock Since he had just one night in town, I wanted to make the most of this opportunity and live out my fantasy to have *** with a complete stranger and I knew he was thinking the same. We all had dinner together and spent some time chatting him up, making him feel like a visiting guest. Right after dinner, we retired to our respective rooms. Sometime post midnight, I noticed his room light was still on. That was my cue. My entire family, including my cousin were asleep to watch me like a hawk. So I took the bravest step I had ever taken and ventured into his room on the pretext of asking him 'if he needed anything for the night'. He was a bit taken aback but showed a sudden relief about my presence in his room, at such an ungodly hour. After some banter, we started making out. He grabbed me and pulled me into bed and reached for my pyjamas and hurriedly took them off to give me head. I was in pleasureville. The *** was wild and he was quite horny. We tried to keep it as low as we could. After two hours, I kissed him goodbye and went back to my room. He had an early morning flight. The next day my cousin came up to me and said 'I know about last night. I just hope and pray you guys used protection'. – Kamla, 27 (name changed) Wedding Bells It was my friends wedding and I had to attend it. I had just come out of an 8 year old relationship and I was in that phase of randomly hooking up with men. Although I hadn't initiated it yet but I was quite certain this is what I wanted. So anyway the wedding was fun. Met a lot of old friends and along with old friends I met this guy who was the grooms friend. Very polished and good looking individual who I was instantly attracted too. After a couple of drinks we had together, he asked me to accompany him to his car where he had forgotten his pack of cigarettes. When we reached his car he asked me if I wanted to go for a short drive. I instantly agreed. We hadn't gone much further when he pulled over and we started making out. It was a tad difficult since we had space constraints and I was in a sari (which was turning him on even more). After 15 minutes of intense foreplay he lifted my sari and entered me. I was in heaven. I didn't climax but just that experience was enough for me to get the thrill I was seeking. We later joined the ceremony as if nothing had happened. –Naina, 25 Thai Me Up I was invited to a friend's pool party. Since I have no qualms about one night stands and have them often, I was looking for a suitable boy to take back home from the party (since I was going alone). I've had many sexual encounters in the past but this one was worth a mention. So anyway I reached the party and got hammered. There was this guy who had been staring at me the minute I entered. He wasn't too tall but well built. He was a gym enthusiast from Thailand! We got talking and before you know it, he was driving me to his place. © Thinkstock We didn't spare even a second and start making out and taking off our clothes simultaneously. The next thing I know, I am in handcuffs, tied to this bar at his kitchen, stark naked. While my legs were spread apart, he decided to go down on me and man, was I left wanting more! He then took me out to his balcony and handcuffed me to the grills there with my back facing him and f***** me from behind. I was screaming and moaning as loud as I could and I bet the neighbours heard us but we didn't stop. After the hottest *** session of my life, he dropped me home. I've never seen him again but whenever I have *** I always imagine that night in my head! –Susan, 35 Some say one night stands are healthy; some say they're too provocative and dangerous. I feel a woman should go with the flow and figure what's safe and healthy for her sans judgement from her male counterparts. If a woman friend of yours indulges in one night stands, there isn't anything wrong in that. That's just a way of healthily expressing her sexuality. Just look out for her. If you're indulging in one night stands yourself, make sure you show utmost respect to the woman in question, while having some crazy fun together.
  9. Ed Sheeran performed in Mumbai last night and even though many of us weren't there physically to witness the magic of his singing, the beautiful world of social media took care of that. Don't fuss over any FOMO because here's what went down last night. Let's start with his blue 'kurta' which everyone loved! Apparently he isn't wearing an ordinary kurta there's DIVIDE written on it in Hindi ð­ Legend! #EdSheeranIndia pic.twitter.com/ZNBHFulPrF — Siddhant (@IamSiddhant0701) November 19, 2017 More than 10,000 fans turned up at the Jio Gardens to sing and dance to his tunes. Best kinda weekends! ð #edsheeran #edsheeranconcert A post shared by Mrunal's art (@savemrunal) on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:36pm PST After I watched him live in Mumbai in 2015, people said I was crazy for wanting to do it all over again. But, @teddysphotos... No big props, no dancers. Just him, his guitar and that bunch of songs that he sings straight to your heart. Favourite song from the night wasn't Shape of You, or Castle on the Hill or Galway Girl... it was this one. And yes, I'd do this all over again! ð #edsheeranconcert #edsheeran #mumbai #jiogarden #livemusic #popmusic #popmania A post shared by Evita Louis Patrao (@evita.louis.patrao) on Nov 19, 2017 at 11:53am PST He even played the highly requested 'You Need Me, I Don't Need You' #EdSheeran brings the house down with #YouNeedMeIDontNeedYou. ð @edsheeran #EdSheeranIndia #Divide #EdSheeranOnJio @teddysphotos @reliancejio A post shared by HBDð SRK⤠(@thesouravpatra) on Nov 19, 2017 at 8:49pm PST And of course people hoisted the Indian flag because why not? @teddysphotos #edsheeran #shapeofyou #edsheeranmumbai #jiogarden #concert #edsheerenlive #edsheeranliveinmumbai #edsheeranshapeofyou #shapeofyoulive A post shared by Aman Khan (@amankhan77) on Nov 19, 2017 at 10:45pm PST The end result was this : So sad to see this at #edsheeranMumbai today. People can afford tickets worth Rs. 4750, but don't know where to throw the trash! pic.twitter.com/uudgxeT3k6 — Anuya Chakravarthi (@chakranuya) November 19, 2017 The best part though? TBH, no hooliganism and no flak were thrown his way. Well, it seems like we can go to a concert and dance to music like normal people after all!
  10. There are days when you and bae wanna just sit at home and Netflix and chill in your pj's and messy hair. We mean how many times do you want to binge on drinking sessions or ceremoniously be a part of each and every wedding you're invited to. Don't you just wish to be with her and do things only the two of you enjoy doing? One of them is definitely Netflix and 'chilling' and beyond the movie binge-watching, there is always some raw, hot and steamy *** that follows. We know you don't need constant reminders on how to turn each other on while you're spending some quality time together but there is no harm buffering a sexy movie to get you guys in the perfect mood. So, we have our pick of ten movies that'll make her panties drop in a minute and make your mojo swing like Tarzan, right after watching them. Ahem, you're welcome! 9 Songs © Revolution Films This movie does have an interesting storyline but some believe it to be an excuse for 'soft porn'. The movie is based on a couple's sexual relationship, told through music (hence 9 songs). If you weren't horny before pressing play, you definitely will be after watching this flim. Blue Is The Warmest Colour © Wild Bunch Umm, remember critically acclaimed good cinematic experiences? Well, you can have that with a really explicit ten-minute *** scene in this movie. A beautiful love story that you guys will probably want to sit through. Killing Me Softly © Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer The movie has lots of hot *** scenes between Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes and fulfils the famous '*** with a mysterious hot stranger' fantasy. There is, of course, lots of mystery in the movie to go along with the ***. Worth a watch, if you're watching it for Heathers smashing hot bod. Secretary © Lions Gate Films Back when 'Secretary' made its way in the halls, everyone, regardless of their sexual orientation completely fell in love with the movie and of course got massively turned on as well. The movie unfolds some really sexy S & M role play and if you think you're kinky as hell, you're gonna love this one. 9 1/2 Weeks © Galactic Films Together Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke break every sexual taboo there is through this movie. Remember the famous ice-cube scene? No? Watch this movie! Unfaithful © Regency Enterprises A bit of an intense one but the *** scenes will drive you wild and you will love the chemistry between Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez. As the name suggests, the movie is about being unfaithful (duh). Remember Imraan Hashmi's 'Murder'? Yeah, direct rip off but this one got the *** scenes! Little Children © New Line Cinema Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson get down and dirty in this one and of course they will, as they're both are stuck in sexless marriages. Watch this for the legendary *** scene on the washing machine scene. Fear © Universal Pictures Watch this movie just so you can act out the famous 'fingering whilst stuck in mid-air' scene with bae! The movie gets a bit too dramatic and borderline creepy towards the end but that scene is worth the watch! Wild Things © Columbia Pictures This 1998 erotic thriller is right up your alley if you're looking something exciting to watch. The *** scene between Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell and Denise Richards is gold. Also watch it for the pool scene between Neve and Denise. We lost our mind over how hot Denise is. We're sure you will too. Poison Ivy © New Line Cinema Another erotic thriller, if you're looking for some ahem, rush of blood to the head. This movie has everything, including the very hot Drew Barrymore who gives Sharon Stone a run for her money. So get hot, cosy and comfy with her this coming weekend and pull out the big guns, along with these movies from the interweb!
  11. Have you ever shot a video of your intimate moments? Or clicked a picture of you and your partner being intimate? If yes, then this short film is just the thing you need to watch right now! Be it casual outings with friends or close, intimate moments with the loved ones, the incredible camera smartphones available today help up capture that perfect moment whenever we want. Thus, many of us go ahead and film these private moments on our smartphones, not realizing the repercussions of privacy breach. In the heat of the moment, it may all seem fun and thrilling but sometimes it turns into a gruelling nightmare. Educating the tech-savvy millennials about the meaning of 'safe ***', Manforce Condoms have made this powerful short film called 'Love Can Take A Wrong Turn'. The short film starts off with a couple on their honeymoon, who like many others, have filmed their intimate moments. But what happens next could easily happen with any one of us, making us vulnerable to illegal pornography. The statistics of leaked videos and images that have made their way to pornographic sites is staggering and it's time we play smart and safe! It's time for us to #ShutThePhoneUp and indulge in 'Safe ***' because your private moments should stay private.
  12. The trailer for the much awaited 'Tumhari Sulu' is out and the film looks like it's going to be a ton of fun. From Vidya's vivacious style to her sultry voice, she totally steals the show with a spot on performance that keeps your eyes glued to the screen and a smile that never leaves your face. (c) T-Series The clip shows Vidya in a totally new avatar as the titular 'Saree Wali Bhaabhi' Sulu, who has her own dreams and wants to be more than just a housewife. (c) T-series It is exactly that dream that helps us relate to her character in the film. She is a regular caller at a local radio station and has won a ton of prizes. But one day she spots a chance to be an RJ herself and Neha Dhupia, the radio producer, gives her a shot and sets her off on her journey of self -discovery. (c) T-series And, that's not all; we also get a reprised version of a hit song, 'Hawa Hawai' from Mr. India that is still as peppy and catchy as we first heard it. Manav Kaul plays Vidya's husband and the filmmakers have also roped in RJ Maliksha in a pivotal role in the film. (c) T-series This will be Vidya's second release this year after 'Begum Jaan'. The film didn't fare particularly well with both critics and fans and it will be interesting to see if 'Tumhari Sulu' is a hit or a miss at the box office. Directed by Suresh Triveni, the film is set to hit theatres on November 17th. Check out the trailer below:
  13. Pakistani-American comedian Kumail Nanjiani is all set to host ?Saturday Night Live? this week, and the new promo for the upcoming episode has us waiting with bated breath. Set to the tune of P!nk?s ?So What? (who also happens to be his musical guest this week), the promo shows ?The Big Sick? actor get lost on his way to the studio. "This is happening," Nanjiani tweeted, ahead of the October 14 episode of the show. Nanjiani's romantic comedy ?The Big Sick? received rave reviews and continues to gain traction for awards season. The stand-up comedian-actor also stars on HBO?s Emmy-nominated Silicon Valley.
  14. 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.
  15. MEXICO CITY: Mexican rescuers on Wednesday laboured for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country?s most lethal earthquake in a generation, including a girl trapped under a school in Mexico City, as the death toll exceeded 230. Television stations broadcast live the painstaking, hours-long attempt to rescue the girl after crews at the school in the south of the city reported seeing her hand move. They threaded a hose through debris to get her water. The girl?s name was not made public, but her family waited in anguish nearby. Rescuers moved slowly, erecting makeshift wooden scaffolding to prevent rubble from crumbling further and seeking a path to the child through the unstable ruins. They implored bystanders to be quiet to better hear calls for help. It was part of the careful search for dozens of victims feared buried beneath the Enrique Rebsamen school, where officials reported 21 children and four adults dead after Tuesday?s quake. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed. ?We have a lot of hope that some will still be rescued,? said David Porras, one of scores of volunteers helping the search at the school for children aged 3 to 14. ?But we?re slow, like turtles,? he said. By Wednesday morning, the workers said a teacher and two students had sent text messages from within the rubble. Parents clung to hope that their children were alive. The magnitude 7.1 quake, which killed at least 93 people in the capital, struck 32 years to the day after a 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Mexico is also still reeling from a powerful tremor that killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago. On Wednesday afternoon, officials told bystanders to move back from the Plaza Condesa building which houses a well-known concert hall frequented by famous international acts and a popular bar in the upscale Condesa neighbourhood. The order sparked fears the massive building could collapse, just like an apartment block about 100 meters (yards) away where emergency crews spent Wednesday sifting though rubble. Throughout the capital, crews were joined by volunteers and bystanders who used dogs, cameras, motion detectors and heat-seeking equipment to detect victims who may still be alive. Reinforcements began to arrive from countries including Panama, Israel and Chile, local media reported. In a statement, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) said it was sending a Disaster Assistance Response Team to help, at the request of the Mexican government. ?The United States remains committed to helping our neighbours during this difficult time,? the statement said. US President Donald Trump spoke at length with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, the White House said. On Tuesday, Trump had tweeted: ?God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.? VISIBLE RESPONSE Pena Nieto declared three days of mourning. ?The priority continues to be rescuing people from collapsed buildings and taking care of the injured,? he said. ?Every minute counts.? The president has been unusually visible since the two earthquakes, a sign of the political sensitivity of disaster relief less than a year before the next presidential election. The government?s widely panned response to the 1985 quake caused upheaval in Mexico, which some credited with weakening the 71-year rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Pena Nieto, the PRI?s first president since it lost power in 2000, hopes to elect a party successor next year. On Wednesday, the president travelled to the state of Morelos, just south of the capital, where 71 people died, to survey damage. In Puebla State, site of the earthquake?s epicentre, at least 43 died. The earthquake toppled dozens of buildings, tore gas mains and sparked fires across the city and other towns in central Mexico. Falling rubble and billboards crushed cars, and nearly 5 million homes, businesses and other facilities were without power at one point. Although authorities and property owners will need time to fully assess the damage, initial reports suggest that collapses were limited mostly to buildings that predated the 1985 quake, after which stricter building codes were enacted. But even wealthier parts of the capital, including the central Condesa and Roma neighbourhoods, were badly damaged as older buildings buckled. Because bedrock is uneven in a city built on a drained lake bed, some districts weather quakes better than others. ?The central part of Mexico City, in the lake bed, is always going to be a complicated place to build,? said Rodrigo Suarez, chief operating officer at Mexico City-based apartment developer Hasta Capital. ?These old buildings (may) survive an earthquake or two or three, but since they weren?t built to modern code, there?s always going to be a risk in major earthquakes.? In Puebla, some 100 miles (158 km) southwest of the capital, parts of colonial-era churches crumbled. In the town of Atzala, a row of coffins lined the street outside a church where the roof collapsed, killing 11 worshippers inside.
  16. Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump/REUTERS LOS ANGELES: Satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live´ took the Emmys by storm on Sunday, winning three early awards in a ceremony marked by multiple jabs at US President Donald Trump. After the show´s most-watched season in 23 years, Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump, while Kate McKinnon was a winner for her spoofs of his presidential election rival Hillary Clinton and White House aide Kellyanne Conway. "Saturday Night Live," which airs on Comcast Corp´s NBC, also won the Emmy for best variety sketch series, while Melissa McCarthy´s turn as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer won her an Emmy last week. Spicer, who resigned in July, was a surprise guest at Sunday´s Emmys, appearing with his podium to declare that the Emmys telecast would attract the largest audience ever. Trump loomed over the ceremony. "The biggest TV star of the past year is Donald Trump ? and Alec Baldwin, obviously," said Colbert, who has relentlessly attacked Trump on his "The Late Show." Colbert joked about Trump´s multiple Emmy nominations but zero wins for his reality shows "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice," before he decided to run for the White House. "If he had won an Emmy, I bet he wouldn´t have run for president," Colbert told the A-list audience. "It´s your fault! He never forgave you and he never will. But unlike the presidency, the Emmys go to the winners of the popular vote," Colbert quipped, referring to the 2016 election result. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is joined by the cast and crew of "Veep" as she holds her Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series and Outstanding Comedy Series at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards' Photo Room, Los Angeles, California, US, September 17, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Accepting his statuette, Baldwin quipped, "I suppose I should say, ´at long last Mr. President, here is your Emmy´." Backstage Baldwin said he would be reprising his Trump role in the upcoming new series of "Saturday Night Live," describing his impersonation as an outlet for Americans who cannot come to terms with Trump´s election. "I find myself a conduit for them. They are very frustrated, they are suffering a great deal," he said. Female-driven murder drama "Big Little Lies" was another big winner, taking early limited series awards for supporting actors Laura Dern and Alexander Skarsgard, as well as for director Jean-Marc Vallee. The absence of two-time Emmy champ "Game of Thrones" because of a later broadcast date has opened the door to new shows in the coveted best drama series. They include Netflix contenders "Stranger Things" and British royal series "The Crown," and well as newcomers "The Handmaid´s Tale," on joint venture Hulu, HBO´s sci-fi drama "Westworld and NBC´s "This Is Us." "The Handmaid´s Tale," author Margaret Atwood´s dystopian tale of a society where women are forced into sexual servitude, led the early Emmys, winning for writer Bruce Miller, director Reed Morano and supporting actress Ann Dowd, who plays a brutal den mother. Alexis Bledel took home an Emmy last week for her guest turn as the defiant Ofglen and "Handmaid´s Tale" lead actress Elisabeth Moss is favorite to win her category later on Sunday.
  17. Alec Baldwin (L) as Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy (R) as Sean Spicer have been two of the most memorable characters on Saturday Night Light. Photo: file LOS ANGELES: Saturday Night Live found laughter and lampoonery in America?s fraught political and social scene and on Sunday the satirical sketch show looks set to reap the benefits at the Emmy awards, the highest honours in television. Led by Alec Baldwin?s withering impersonations of US President Donald Trump and Melissa McCarthy?s winning turn as former White House spokesman Sean Spicer, the show earned 22 Emmy nominations after its most-watched season in 23 years. Kate McKinnon is competing in the supporting actress race for her spoofs of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and White House aide Kellyanne Conway on the live show that airs on Comcast Corp?s NBC. Politics promise to run through Sunday?s ceremony in Los Angeles, starting with host Stephen Colbert, whose relentless attacks on Trump have brought a surge of viewers to The Late Show. ?The biggest TV star of this year is undoubtedly Donald Trump. No one?s close,? quipped Colbert ahead of the ceremony. Julia Louis-Dreyfus is expected to win her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing an egotistical, losing presidential candidate on Time Warner?s HBO comedy Veep. Veep could also be a repeat winner for best comedy series, with actor-director Donald Glover?s hip-hop themed Atlanta and contemporary African-American family show ?black-ish? seen by pundits as its closest rivals. Netflix?s dark Washington drama ?House of Cards? and its stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright are competing in a drama series category that includes fan favorite ?Stranger Things,? dystopian series ?The Handmaid?s Tale,? lawyer show ?Better Call Saul?, sci-fi drama ?Westworld,? British royal series ?The Crown? and front-runner family show ?This Is Us.? Two-time Emmy champ ?Game of Thrones? is out of the running this year because of a later broadcast date for its seventh season. Sunday?s red carpet turnout will feature a slew of A-list movie stars who are flocking to the small screen and the more than 400 scripted shows on cable, streaming platforms and broadcast television. Nicole Kidman?s battered wife in HBO?s ?Big Little Lies? is seen as leading the limited series category that features three other Oscar winners: Reese Witherspoon (also for ?Big Little Lies?), and ?Feud? co-stars Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange. ?Nicole is the one to beat. She is having a career resurgence and she played the courageous role of the survivor of physical abuse in marriage,? said Tom O?Neil, founder of awards website goldderby.com
  18. Actors Shemar Moore (L) and Anna Chlumsky present Emmy nominees for Lead Actress In a Drama Series at the Television Academy, on July 13, 2017, in Los Angeles/ HBO's sci-fi western "Westworld" and NBC's "Saturday Night Live" led the field for TV's Primetime Emmy awards Thursday, with 22 nominations.-AFP LOS ANGELES: Television´s biggest stars were dusting off their designer frocks and getting suited and booted Sunday for their chance to snag the biggest prizes for the small screen. With awards juggernaut "Downton Abbey" finished and "Game of Thrones" ineligible, this year´s Emmys are seen as the first in years in which any show could take home the most prestigious statuettes. There will be fierce competition among a host of acclaimed first-timers, including HBO sci-fi Western show "Westworld," Hulu´s dystopian "The Handmaid´s Tale" and Netflix´s 1980s-set horror series "Stranger Things." The three series already have a huge 13 statuettes between them from last weekend´s Creative Arts Emmys, which recognize behind-the-scenes talent as well as guest acting appearances. "What´s probably going to come out is that the awards will be spread across everybody. I think everyone´s going to be happy," Debra Birnbaum, executive editor of television for Variety magazine, told AFP. The glitzy ceremony in downtown Los Angeles -- the first under the administration of President Donald Trump -- is expected to have a distinctly political flavor, with host Stephen Colbert likely not to pull his punches. NBC´s long-running comedy sketch show "Saturday Night Live" received 22 nominations -- the joint-highest total alongside "Westworld" -- after a year of mercilessly spoofing the new commander-in-chief. Its haul of five Creative Arts statuettes included outstanding guest actress in a comedy series for Melissa McCarthy, whose "Unhinged Spicey" take on embattled White House press secretary Sean Spicer came to embody early criticism of the administration. The show is in the running for five more gongs at the main ceremony, with Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon nominated for their turns as Trump and campaign rival Hillary Clinton. HBO´s fantasy epic about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne raked in a record-breaking 12 awards last year, but is ineligible for the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, having started its seventh season too late. ´Good writing´ The outstanding drama category includes five debutants -- "Westworld," "The Handmaid´s Tale," NBC´s family drama "This Is Us," and two Netflix shows, "Stranger Things" and British royal drama "The Crown." Birnbaum said that with such an open field this year almost no award would surprise her. "The only thing I think is a sure thing would be Elisabeth Moss for ´The Handmaid´s Tale.´ I think she´s beloved in the academy," she said. "Veep" star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, vying for a sixth consecutive Emmy for best actress in a comedy, is the only other nominee who could be described as a shoo-in, according to Birnbaum. "I like good writing, characters and relationships, and costume. I thought that ´The Crown´ was marvelously done. The writing was great and the exploration of that particular period was beautifully done," Tobin Bell, who is best known for playing the iconic Jigsaw Killer in the "Saw" franchise, told AFP. The 75-year-old actor´s four-decade career has seen him appear in some of the biggest shows in TV history, including "NYPD Blue," "ER," "The X Files," "The Sopranos," "The West Wing" and "24." "I loved how ´The Crown´ explored John Lithgow´s character, Winston Churchill, of course, how they explored his insecurities," he added. The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will be beamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles by CBS and starts roughly at 5 pm (0000 GMT Monday).
  19. This photo ? taken on July 1, 2010 ? shows an elephant walking along at sunset in Addo Elephant Game Reserve, near Port Elizabeth in South Africa. AFP/Jewel Samad/Files PARIS: Like escaped convicts, elephants in eastern Africa have learned to travel at night and hide during the day to avoid poachers who are hunting tuskers into extinction, researchers reported Wednesday. Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight while resting under cover of darkness. But a sharp increase in illegal hunting driven by the global trade in ivory has forced the massive land mammals ? against their nature ? to upend their usual habits. In an upcoming study, Ihwagi details his findings, based on data gathered from 60 elephants in northern Kenya tracked with GPS devices for up to three years during the period 2002 to 2012. Working with the NGO Save the Elephants, which has fitted more than 100 of the animals with GPS collars, Ihwagi monitored the movements of 28 females and 32 males in and around the Laikipia-Samburu ecosystem. Females live in close-knit families and often have young calves at their side, while bulls tend to be more solitary. To determine how, and to what extent, poaching had changed elephant behaviour, he compared two sets of data. The first measured the distances travelled during the day and at night and was logged as a ratio between the two. The second ? drawing from the Illegal Killing of Elephant programme database ? identified zones and time periods when poaching was more or less severe. Slaughtered for ivory "Simultaneous elephant tracking and monitoring of causes of death presented a perfect 'natural laboratory'," said Ihwagi. The nighttime movements of the elephants increased significantly in sync with poaching levels, especially for females. In high-danger zones, females reduced daytime activity by about 50 percent on average compared to low-danger zones, Ihwagi told AFP. Changing their behaviour in this way may help keep elephants alive in the short run, but could have long term implications for their survival, he added. Despite their intelligence, deeply ingrained foraging strategies and mating patterns developed on an evolutionary timescale may limit the capacity to adapt. "For mothers with very young calves, the risk of predation of the calves by lions or hyenas would be higher at night," Ihwagi said. "For the mature elephants, it implies an alteration of their normal social life." The real-time data from GPS devices could be used as an early warning system to alert environmentalists and park rangers, the researchers noted. A sudden uptick in nocturnal travel, for example, could signal that elephants feel threatened. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the number of African elephants has fallen by around 111,000 to 415,000 over the past decade. The killing shows no sign of abating with around 30,000 elephants slaughtered for their ivory every year, mainly to satisfy demand in the Asian market for products coveted as a traditional medicine or as status symbols. "The escalation of poaching has become the greatest immediate threat to the survival of elephants," Ihwagi said. The findings will appear in the January issue of the Journal of Ecological Indicators.
  20. Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight while resting under cover of darkness. Photo: AFP PARIS: Like escaped convicts, elephants in eastern Africa have learned to travel at night and hide during the day to avoid poachers who are hunting tuskers into extinction, researchers reported Wednesday. Normally elephants forage for food and migrate in daylight while resting under cover of darkness. But a sharp increase in illegal hunting driven by the global trade in ivory has forced the massive land mammals -- against their nature -- to upend their usual habits. "As most poaching occurs during the daytime, their transition to nocturnal behaviour appears to be a direct result of prevailing poaching levels," said Festus Ihwagi, a researcher at the University of Twente in The Netherlands. In an upcoming study, Ihwagi details his findings, based on data gathered from 60 elephants in northern Kenya tracked with GPS devices for up to three years during the period 2002 to 2012. Working with the NGO Save the Elephants, which has fitted more than 100 of the animals with GPS collars, Ihwagi monitored the movements of 28 females and 32 males in and around the Laikipa-Samburu ecosystem. Females live in close-knit families and often have young calves at their side, while bulls tend to be more solitary. To determine how, and to what extent, poaching had changed elephant behaviour, he compared two sets of data. The first measured the distances travelled during the day and at night, and was logged as a ratio between the two. The second ? drawing from the Illegal Killing of Elephant programme database ? identified zones and time periods when poaching was more or less severe. Slaughtered for ivory "Simultaneous elephant tracking and monitoring of causes of death presented a perfect ´natural laboratory´," said Ihwagi. The nighttime movements of the elephants increased significantly in sync with poaching levels, especially for females. In high-danger zones, females reduced daytime activity by about 50 percent on average compared to low-danger zones, Ihwagi told AFP. Changing their behaviour in this way may help keep elephants alive in the short run, but could have long term implications for their survival, he added. Despite their intelligence, deeply ingrained foraging strategies and mating patterns developed on an evolutionary timescale may limit the capacity to adapt. "For mothers with very young calves, the risk of predation of the calves by lions or hyenas would be higher at night," Ihwagi said. "For the mature elephants, it implies an alteration of their normal social life." The real-time data from GPS devices could be used as an early warning system to alert environmentalists and park rangers, the researchers noted. A sudden uptick in nocturnal travel, for example, could signal that elephants feel threatened. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the number of African elephants has fallen by around 111,000 to 415,000 over the past decade. The killing shows no sign of abating with around 30,000 elephants slaughtered for their ivory every year, mainly to satisfy demand in the Asian market for products coveted as a traditional medicine or as status symbols. "The escalation of poaching has become the greatest immediate threat to the survival of elephants," Ihwagi said. The findings will appear in the January issue of the Journal of Ecological Indicators.
  21. These fan theories are never ending, I tell you. But we can never get enough of them, so brilliant some of them are. Looks like beside George RR Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, there are thousands of other brilliant writers secretly toiling hard over the scripts in their studies. And sometimes, their hard work produces some of the most mind-boggling GOT theories ever. We think even George RR Martin would be amused by some. © HBO Winter has officially arrived in the show and it's going to be a battle between the alive and the dead. So far we know that the Night King has brought along the army of the undead through the Wall, thanks to Daenerys' dragon. The massive army will kill ruthlessly and ordinary mortals will be helpless against their ice swords. But that it is not all. It could never be so simple in GOT. © HBO A Reddit user who goes by the handle ‘twerkmileyyy' has a crazy theory in place. And it sounds way too legit to ignore. He charts the predicted itinerary of the White Walkers and believes they are headed towards God's Eye. The Isle of Faces is a lake that is found at God's Eye and it's the place where the Children of the Forest and the First Men made a pact of peace. Among the many magical properties of this place is the gift of eternal life. © Reddit/twerkmileyy The Redditor believes that the Night King has greensight because he could even see Bran when the latter had warged into another time and place. The Night King has foreseen that the Isle of Faces can bestow life and he hopes to induce life into his undead army and create an entire kingdom for himself. So, basically, this means the Night King, after defeating the mortals from the Seven kingdoms, plans to raise his army from the dead and establish a reign of his own. Surely it's no fun to rule over dead people. This is also probably why the undead army formed the Stark sigil while marching through the Wall – the Night King was originally a Stark and he plans to rule as part of the Stark clan. © HBO Now it's only a theory and raising an entire army from the undead is too far-fetched even from GOT standards, but (and there's a huge but) the Night King could also only raise just a few Wights and White Walkers at the Isle of Faces. Only as much as he needs by his side to rule the Seven kingdoms, and that includes the Ice Dragon as well. A sly pact with Cersei could also be a possibility that cannot be ruled out. Guess it will all turn out to be a war amongst humans only then. And that is scarier than the undead.
  22. Twitter has enabled 'Night Mode' for desktops, a feature which was previously available on iOS and Android devices. The feature was rolled out on Wednesday but has yet to reach all user accounts, hence some users may not have the option to activate it instantly. To enable the new feature, users must click on their profile photo and select night mode. Night mode turns Twitter's usual vibrant white and blue background into a navy blue dark screen with an icon of the moon on it. Night mode was rolled for iOS and Android users in July and August last year, respectively. The feature is expected to ease eye strain while using the social media platform in a low-light environment.
  23. Palestinians attend the screening of '10 Years' at Samer Cinema in Gaza City on August 26, 2017. AFP/Mahmud Hams GAZA CITY: Several hundred Gazans went to the cinema on Saturday for the first time in more than 30 years, albeit for one night only. The long-abandoned Samer Cinema in Gaza City, the oldest in the strip but closed for decades, hosted a special screening of a film about Palestinians in Israeli prisons. About 300 people of both sexes attended, with men and women not segregated by gender and despite the lack of air conditioning on a hot and humid evening. There are currently no functioning cinemas in the Palestinian territory where two million people live in cramped conditions under an Israeli blockade. Ghada Salmi, an organiser, told AFP the one-night showing was "symbolic" of wider efforts "to bring back the idea of cinema to Gaza". Jawdat abu Ramadan, a member of the audience, said he wanted to see a permanent cinema in Gaza. "We need to live like humans, with cinemas, public spaces and parks," he said. The Samer Cinema was built in 1944 but shut in the 1960s. The enclave's remaining cinemas closed in the late 1980s during the first Palestinian intifada or uprising. There was a fire at one cinema in 1987 that was widely thought to have been the work of extremists who consider cinema ungodly. "The rest of the cinemas were scared to show films after that," Salmi said. Ironically, according to French historian Jean-Pierre Filiu's 2012 history of Gaza, the Muslim Brotherhood's Gaza branch ? from which Hamas sprang ? held its founding conference at the Samer on the Islamic new year in 1946. Ten Years, the feature-length film screened on Saturday, was made in Gaza with volunteer actors and tells the story of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. Salmi said it does not focus on the wider politics of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, telling a human story instead. Saturday's showing went ahead with the approval of Hamas. Nermin Ziara, who appeared in the film, said she wanted to see a cinema open as "society needs to develop through films and documentaries". Ziara said she did not think the extremist rulers should or would block such moves. "I don't think there is a problem with opening a cinema with Hamas as it is a place of art," she told AFP. "We as Palestinians need to have a large space for art." In May, a rare festival showcased films focusing on human rights issues, with outdoor screenings at Gaza City's port. Other films have occasionally been shown in rented halls. Gaza is still recovering from the last of three wars with Israel in 2014 when more than 2,000 Palestinians were killed and much of the strip was devastated. Seventy-four people died on the Israeli side, most of them soldiers.
  24. The onus of this week's ‘Game Of Thrones' has suddenly shifted to the white walkers and more importantly, the Night King. © HBO The dead, but no so dead man has an ice dragon, is responsible for the current catharsis in Khaleesi's life and has a plethora of zombies who only serve him. © HBO But what or who is this Night King? Probably one of the most bad ass negative characters in the history of TV, the Night King is being essayed by Slovenian actor, Vladimir Furdik. © Imdb You might recognise him from that time in Bran's vision when he gets a peek into how the Children of the forest changed him into this ice villain. © HBO However, Vladimir is not the first man to play this ice foe. Initially Richard Brake essayed the face of the Night King. If you are all about precision and detailing, their bone structure and face shape is different so that's how GOT geeks pointed it out. © Imdb The finale is almost here and while we cannot wait to see what happens, the Night King certainly stole the thunder from every GOT character after he threw that dagger and caught the dragon. It was spine chilling, literally! Out of multiple theories doing the round about who is he in the series, one major theory revolves around the fact that Bran is the Night King. © HBO It is believed that his time travelling sojourn took him too far and while he wanted to undo some events involving the creation of the Night King, Bran got stuck in the body and became the ice villain himself. Whatever it is, the Night King is the ice man to watch out for.
  25. We're sure by now you all have seen the 6th episode ‘Beyond The Wall' of ‘Game of Thrones' and are going through a lot of emotions. Shock has given way to grief which has further given way to rage, and right now we are facepalming ourselves. Let's take a moment to mourn the beautiful creature we lost in this episode and also the death of sanity in the show. © HBO Like seriously, all this was for Cersei? To convince her that White Walkers exist? Cersei, who was already on the brink of a defeat at the hands of Daenerys Stormborn with a Dothraki army and 3 dragons. Cersei, who had only one ally by her side – her brother Jaime. Jon Snow went on a suicide mission to make the southerners believe there were White Walkers? They couldn't come up with any other plan, any other alternative to win this war. That's even more naïve than Ned Stark's decision to confront Cersei about the real parentage of her children in Season 1. Guess who has the last laugh now? Without raising a finger, Cersei Lannister has become the reason behind the death of a dragon. We wonder what her reaction will be when Jon Snow presents her with the captured Wight. The Wight he lost 2 men for, the Wight he lost a fuckin dragon for! Was Cersei already ready for a peace out? Sacrificing your dragon to the Night King to convince an almost defeated Cersei, what were you thinking Daenerys? Love is blind And it knows nothing Daenerys is quite the impulsive lover Now that the Night King has a dragon of his own, how do ya plan to defeat him, king in the North? One tip: please let your friend Sam do the thinking. Also, talk to Bran.