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  1. Photo: AFP Cynthia Nixon, the US actress who shot to fame as workaholic lawyer Miranda on "*** and the City," jumped into the race for New York governor Monday, unveiling a progressive platform championing economic equality and eschewing big business. The 51-year-old declared her candidacy with a two-minute campaign video posted on Twitter that showed her at home with her wife and children, riding the subway, taking one of her children to school and speaking at liberal political causes. The move confirmed speculation that Nixon would challenge incumbent Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo. If elected, Nixon -- who is a vocal opponent of President Donald Trump -- would be New York state´s first woman and first openly gay governor. The actress and liberal activist, who has campaigned for gay marriage, public schools and access to women´s health care, announced that she was "sick of politicians who care more about headlines and power than they do about us." "Our leaders are letting us down. We are now the most unequal state in the entire country with both incredible wealth and extreme poverty. Half the kids in our upstate cities live below the poverty line. How did we let this happen?" she said in the video. "Something has to change. We want our government to work again -- on health care, ending mass incarceration, fixing our broken subway. "Together we can win this fight," finished the New York-born and raised Nixon, who said she grew up with her mother in what she called "a one-bedroom, fifth-floor walkup." The Trump presidency has seen a surge in women -- particularly Democratic women -- running for office. Only eight of the current 50 US state governors are women. In 2004, Nixon accepted an Emmy award -- the highest accolade in US television -- for her role as Miranda Hobbes from Trump, the fellow celebrity-turned-politician whose current presidency she publicly opposes. Left-field candidate New York, the fourth most populous state in the United States, goes to the polls to elect a governor on November 6. But Nixon remains a left-field candidate with Cuomo very much the favored contender ahead of the Democratic Party primary on September 13. Despite the stardom brought by her role alongside Sarah Jessica Parker on the hit HBO comedy from 1998-2004 that spawned two movies, a recent Siena College poll found that Cuomo is overwhelmingly favored by Democrats to Nixon by 66 to 19 percent. The governor, who is seeking his third term, has downplayed the competition and Nixon has never previously run for office. "I´m not nervous about whoever runs," Cuomo said last week. "They´ll be people who run. That´s called elections and that´s fine." Considered a potential Democratic presidential candidate for 2020, Cuomo is shored up by a bevvy of powerful supporters, but it remains unclear whether he will be badly damaged by the recent conviction of a close friend and aide for bribery. According to The New York Times, Cuomo´s name was mentioned 163 times during Joseph Percoco´s eight-week federal trial. Nixon, who is close to left-leaning New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, echoes some of the language used by 2016 Democratic Party presidential contender Bernie Sanders, who electrified the left before ultimately losing to Hillary Clinton. Her campaign fundraising page stipulates that she "won´t be accepting any corporate contributions" and that "instead our campaign will be powered by the people." If Trump has proved a celebrity can win office as a political novice, the mother-of-three is far from the first US actor to venture into politics. Republican president Ronald Reagan got his political start after acting as a two-term governor of California from 1967 to 1975. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-born body builder, also served as California governor from 2003-2011. And Former television comic Al Franken -- for whom Nixon once campaigned -- was Democratic senator of Minnesota from 2009 until early this year, when he was forced to step down over sexual misconduct allegations.
  2. You know how to make sure whatever you're making becomes an instant hit? Add something desi to the mix. Remember when we suddenly heard the iconic song 'Mera Joota Hai Japani' in 'Deadpool'? Well, that was exciting. Let's refresh that memory: And, then we again got excited when we learned that Bappi Lahiri's 'Jhoom Jhoom Jhoom Baba' would be used in a promotional video for 'Guardians Of The Galaxy.' As soon as we see something related to India on such an international level, our interest in it increases manifold, and rightly so. And, going by the examples above, going a little bit desi is the perfect way to success. Looks like Apple has also figured that out and used this super-secret but sureshot way to success in an ad for iPhone X. Watch the ad here: The song sounds familiar, doesn't it? Probably making every Bollywood fan's day, Apple used an RD Burman composition in the ad which came from the song 'Meri Nazar Hai Tujh Pe' from the 1980 film 'The Burning Train'. Well, Apple is one of the most loved brands in the world; it's only appropriate that they used music by one of the most loved composers. The music producer for the ad, Pete Cannon, shared the video on Twitter and a lot of people jumped in, pointing out that this is in fact the tune of a Bollywood song. The new @Apple iPhoneX advert is out AND I PRODUCED THE MUSIC FOR IT ;) It's for worldwide use across Cinema and TV. It don't get much bigger laaaa! Have a watch if you've got a moment... #iPhoneX https://t.co/SkPGORMM1K — Pete Cannon (@petecannonbeats) March 17, 2018 People started tweeting to him the original song, probably thinking the music was stolen. Checkout the original music by Indian composer #RDBurman done in 1980 (Oh! you must be knowing anyway) - There is NO Innovation in your re-sampling, just a ReUse without credits:) Take a lookhttps://t.co/VNTx44a02y — Pavan Jha (@p1j) March 19, 2018 This is NOT your Music. This is NOT your Composition. You did not do anything TO DESERVE it. Respect the original creator #RDBurman. Music from 80's movie - The Burning Train. #Disgraceful #Plaigarismhttps://t.co/QI59J85tDj — Piyush Agarwal (@IndiTravlr) March 19, 2018 And, like at least 10 more tweets like this. No, people were not happy about him 'stealing'. But, don't worry people! The 'MAGICAL piece of music' was used with permission, they had the license and everything. Hi Guys, I just want to address the sample used in the new Apple iPhoneX advert. It samples a track from the great R D Burman's 'Burning Train' and it's a MAGICAL piece of music! It was cleared/licensed via Blurred Recs courtesy of Saregama. Everyone is on board and loves it. ;) — Pete Cannon (@petecannonbeats) March 19, 2018 See, now this is how you appreciate great music and give credit where it's due. Good job, Apple. Also, it's pretty smart, if you think about it. Everyone knows what a huge market India is, and Apple just pleased so many people with just one song. This might just convince a whole bunch of people to buy an iPhone X now.
  3. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan is the biggest name in Bollywood today, and the iconic actor even commands respect in the West as well. From his acting, fashion sense to his sharp wit, he literally rules the tinsel town and millions of hearts. At present, the veteran actor is busy shooting for 'Thugs of Hindostan' in Jodhpur. The movie also features stellar performers like Aamir Khan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh. The film is already the talk of the town and here's the latest picture from the sets. © Instagram Big B often posts interesting content on his social media that goes viral within no time and his latest post was no exception. Taking to his Instagram, he shared a vintage picture of himself from 1968. Talking about it, he revealed that it is the same picture that was on his job application for a movie when he was rejected. Well, we did tell you he has a great sense of humor! My application picture for a job in movies .. 1968.. no wonder I was rejected !! A post shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Mar 20, 2018 at 3:24am PDT This reminds us of the time when he penned down a few lines applying for a job to work with tall actresses like Deepika Padukone and Katrina Kaif. Job Application : Amitabh Bachchan DOB 11.10.1942 .. age 76 .. 49 yrs experience in films .. approx 200 films acted .. speaks Hindi .. HEIGHT 6'2'' .. available .. You shall never have height problem !! A post shared by Amitabh Bachchan (@amitabhbachchan) on Feb 17, 2018 at 8:07am PST Not many know that the legendary actor had faced a lot of rejection before he made it big in the industry. Back in the day, when Ameen Sayani was a well-known presenter on Air India Radio, Amitabh Bachchan wanted to be one as well before he tried his luck in Bollywood. AB visited the studio multiple times but couldn't make it to the list, as Sayani never cleared him. Unimaginable right? © AB_Twitter Well, we guess little did anyone know that he would become a success story one day and sit on Bollywood's throne.
  4. Warning – This video and article are not for the faint-hearted, and it might cause a lot of pain. Imagine watching one of your most prized possessions being destroyed, and there's nothing you can do about it. Whatever it may be, it always hurts. Now think about the guy who had to see his beautiful Ferrari 458 Spider supercar get crushed by a bulldozer. I can honestly feel his pain, especially considering that the car is worth almost Rs. 2 crore. If it was my car, I would have literally climbed on top of it, and if getting crushed along with my baby was the way to go, then fine. So basically, the car belonged to Zahid Khan, a millionaire from UK, before the poor car was taken away by the police. Apparently, Zahid had parked his 458 Spider on the pavement outside Birmingham Crown Court during a trial he was taking part in. The car was seized by the police because they suspected it was stolen. They claimed that since there was no valid insurance, it was a Category B vehicle, meaning it suffered serious damage in the past, thus making it unroadworthy. But, Zahid insists he was the rightful owner. Sharing the footage of his car being destroyed on YouTube, he wrote, “I was the owner. They went behind my back and removed a court order that was imposed on the car without notifying my self or my legal team.” He also said, “I saved my ass off to buy this car and it was a sentimental car to me and my family. The police had no right to do what they did. It is very sad, as this money could have gone to a good cause, as a Ferrari broken in parts is worth more than the car itself. We pay our taxes for officers who act like this in a public office.” While we don't know exactly what will happen to him, just watch this video because it honestly is quite painful.
  5. Ahead of the Nidahas Trophy final, cricket fans or pundits wouldn't have even bothered about the future of Dinesh Karthik in the Indian team, let alone praise him for one of the best finishes in a T20 match. But, during India's thrilling contest against Bangladesh on Sunday, Karthik's artistry with the willow propelled him to one of the rare moments of glory in his, otherwise tumultuous, career. His manic eight-ball 29 meant that India pulled an emphatic win from the jaw of a certain defeat, while Bangladesh - who dominated the better part of the second innings - were left stunned and, later, red-faced. His blistering knock didn't just earn him the Man of the Match award but also allowed the Indian wicket-keeper to find a special place in the hearts of a billion emotional cricket fans across the country. © Twitter From cricket bigwigs to Bollywood celebrities, the congratulatory messages poured in from every corner of the country. But, amidst all the praise, there was a special message from arguably one of the most important people in Karthik's life - his wife Dipika Pallikal. â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/E7HQHWEVAF — Dipika Pallikal (@DipikaPallikal) March 19, 2018 The acclaimed squash player was over the moon and couldn't hide her excitement before tweeting out hearts to laud her husband. The duo, who got married in 2015, make one of the most glamorous couples in the country. Pallikal, being an acclaimed squash player herself, knows too well the effort it takes to succeed at the international level. #proudwife â¤ï¸ A post shared by Dipika Pallikal Karthik (@dipikapallikal) on Mar 18, 2018 at 11:19pm PDT Later, she took to Instagram and shared her happiness following the heroics of her husband. She posted a picture of Karthik and added the hashtag 'proud wife'. Karthik's explosive innings will also serve as a major boost to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the upcoming eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) teams. After former skipper Gautam Gambhir moved back to Delhi Daredevils, the right-hander will be seen calling the shots as the KKR captain this season.
  6. We all cry a bucket or two when life hits us hard. But, nothing can be more painful than a friend hitting you hard at a time when you least expect it (quite literally). And TV's popular actress Shraddha Arya learned this lesson in the most brutal way possible. Not that I am trying to sound like a sadist, but I laughed hard and enjoyed seeing her get hurt, because that's basically most of us while doing a group project. I am sure I am not the only one who hated the concept of group projects in college. No matter, how hard you worked, there was always someone who came around and f**ked things up for everyone. This video is a graphic representation of the same. © instagram Shraddha Arya, who currently appears on Zee TV popular daily soap, 'Kundali Bhagya', recently shared a throwback video of her doing a 'towel dance' with two of her friends. The video started on a high note and we soon started comparing it to Ranbir Kapoor's iconic towel dance from 'Saawariya'. But, things soon went downhill and she had to stop it immediately. Stop having any weird thoughts guys, it wasn't a wardrobe malfunction. However, it did get brutal in the end. She was dancing happily before her friend accidently slapped her hard in the face. Hahahahahð when things don't go as planned, since we were so messy from the start. (Watch till the end) @meher_gill @bhaveshweta #bloopers #whatrubbish ð#throwback #wth A post shared by Shraddha Arya (@sarya12) on Mar 19, 2018 at 10:27pm PDT It's okay Shraddha, not everyone can be a pro at towel dance like Ranbir Kapoor. On this note, let's take a walk down the memory lane and look at Ranbir's debut days.
  7. Anushka Sharma is currently spending some time off from the madness of the concrete jungle of city life, and is currently in Bhopal shooting for 'Sui Dhaga'. The movie also stars Varun Dhawan in the lead and will see Anushka sporting a de-glam look. ममता à¤à¤° मà¥à¤à¥ ठरहॠहॠ२८ सितमà¥à¤¬à¤° à¤à¥ | #SuiDhaagaFirstLook #SuiDhaaga @yrf @suidhaagafilm @varundvn A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Feb 12, 2018 at 9:38am PST Currently the beautiful actress is bestowing upon us the pleasure of watching her wonderful smile as she happily posed for some pictures with a 'handsome' horse. Look at that attitude ! Uff ! ð´ð⨠A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Mar 18, 2018 at 7:35am PDT Handsome ðð´ð A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Mar 19, 2018 at 4:33am PDT She is also enjoying some pizza time with a picnic in her pristine surroundings. Because sometimes you just need carbs to remind you of the joys in life. Made the most of the few hours before night shoots here in Bhopal . Made friends with horses , walked around , swam , had lunch (pizza!) on the grass ! So all in all a day well spent before night time shooting begins. BUT can we please see how terribly clove is failing at basic things like ... eating ð¤£ðð¼ð @cloverwootton A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Mar 19, 2018 at 8:10am PDT Our beloved 'Virushka' recently took some time off together and were seen chilling . ð A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Mar 11, 2018 at 5:38am PDT As long as we get to see the smiling beauty, we don't mind if the pictures are with her beau or not .
  8. Kartik Aaryan is a hyphenated dresser — sweatpants, jeans, bomber jackets, suits, Kimono jackets; he's worn them all. His arsenal of menswear, ranging from expensive + affordable street-wear brands, is one of the best owned by an Indian celebrity. And that's not all. Are they well-fitted? Check. Easy to slip into? Check. Simple to cop by the common man? Check. There's nothing that's wrong with the actor's apparel choices. But as usual, there are a few things that Aaryan loves to wear. And to list them down: he loves ripped/holed T-shirts, white sneakers, graphic tees and ripped jeans. And of course, we love his ripped jeans more than anything. And not because they look badass, but because Kartik really knows how to wear them. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani But if his recent outing at the Farmer's Cafe in Mumbai is any indication, his fixation with ripped jeans is now at an all-time high, as he wore the baap of all ripped jeans yesterday: © Viral Bhayani Paired with his absolute staples (a solid-colored T-shirt and white sneakers) — Aaryan clearly went in for minimalism with this one. Since he was headed out for a casual lunch, he didn't want to appear like a try-hard at all. To sip on coffee or bite into Tartines, you don't need the sight of avant-garde fashion. Stick to classic, casual everyday gear and you won't be disappointed. © Viral Bhayani Coming to his ripped jeans, let's say that these are a little too ripped. Too ripped to be true, actually. Having said that, we're 100% game for them even though they're exposing a big portion of his legs. Considering there's nothing major in the outfit otherwise, these peak-ripped jeans are some serious dope for the eyes. Giving us proof, that even a goddamn rip can up your style stakes. © Viral Bhayani Notice how the tint of his sunnies is in-sync with the colour of his T-shirt and his mop has been tamed, but without looking like there's a lot of hair wax involved. And for once, while we're witnessing a lot of bundles over his crisp white sneakers, we're letting this street style-approved outfit pass.
  9. Virat Kohli wears many feathers to his cap: 1) Owner of India's most engaged Instagram account 2) Captain of the Indian cricket team and 3) A success story that is just-too-remarkable to not talk about. But in between all of the aforementioned accolades, Virat is also a style icon. Think cool-ass tattoos, an enviable health-goth-approved wardrobe, and a sneakerhead's wet dream. But we felt like we need to dig a little deeper. So, we sat down with the man himself for a quick chat about style, watches and more… © Instagram How would one describe your style in one word? My style is whatever feels comfortable and looks good at the same time. How has your style changed over the years? It's become more effortless and casual, and I like dressing that way. Subtle things appeal more to me now. © Instagram One piece of clothing you can't live without? My blue and grey One8 track pants. For someone who dresses up in head-to-toe black for all his airport looks, tell us a little about your love for black... I feel like black combined with white sneakers allows you to pick any watch type you want, any cap you want. Everything seamlessly works with it. That's exactly what I'm into. © Instagram And your love for tattoos. How many do you have? And your favourite one? I've 7 in total if you count them separately. My favourite is Shiva in meditation, with Manasarovar and Mount Kailash behind. © Instagram Five style staples every man should own: White sneakers Track pants Long-line T-shirts Beige chinos Dark tan loafers Tell us about your association with Tissot? It's been a good journey so far. The brand has given me recognition and visibility globally which is amazing and they are innovating with time which I think are qualities both Tissot and me share. It's been wonderful to be associated with them. © Instagram Also, how important is wearing a watch in a world dictated by smartphones? Very important. A watch gives you a check on time constantly which I think is the most important thing in life. Apart from you, who do you think is the best dressed Cricketer? Among the youngsters, KL Rahul and Kuldeep are stylish. Umesh also has a great sense of style. MS wears more rugged clothing which suits him a lot.
  10. There is a reason why Floyd Mayweather has earned the middle name 'money'. Often labeled as Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, the American boxer is one of the highest-paid athletes in the world and has generated approximately $23.8 million in Pay Per View (PPV) buys and $1.67 billion in revenue throughout his 50-0 impeccable career. If that wasn't enough, his last rumble - a triumphant outing - in the ring with UFC poster boy Conor McGregor further enlarged his coffers. Since then, there have been ever-growing rumors about Mayweather potentially reigniting his rivalry with McGregor, only this time in the octagon. A post shared by Floyd Mayweather (@floydmayweather) on Jan 30, 2018 at 10:38am PST While many believe that Mayweather stands no chance of beating the Irishman in MMA, there is little doubt over the amount of money the American will take home, even in defeat. So, when you're already rich by quite a margin, and could potentially increase your net worth in near future, what do you do? In Mayweather's case, you make more ludicrous claims - even if they seem unreal. After teasing his fans with a potential rematch with McGregor, the 41-year-old had football fanatics drooling with his interest in buying Premier League club Newcastle United. And, if that didn't get people excited, his claims that he will persuade "buddy" Cristiano Ronaldo to join the club, sent shockwaves across the football fraternity. Newcastle was put on sale last October with Sports Direct and club owner Mike Ashley keen to sell the North East giants quickly. Ashley came close to selling the club to Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners before publicly calling it off and labeling them as "time-wasters". Easy to see why Floyd Mayweather wants to invest in Newcastle United. pic.twitter.com/kPBlDm8YKJ — Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) March 19, 2018 "You better believe if I were to invest in Newcastle I would be back partying there often," Mayweather was quoted as saying to the Daily Star. "I love Newcastle. Those guys like to party as hard as any city I have been to anywhere in the world. I met some of the players last year – and they are good guys. I am always open to new business opportunities and I love all sports, but I invest with my head, not my heart. © Twitter/@FloydMayweather "Investing with your heart is the quickest way to lose money. But if somebody put together a business plan and my people looking over it and went 'Floyd that can make money' then I would invest. Soccer might not be my game but I've got connections everywhere. Cristiano Ronaldo has been a long-time supporter and buddy of mine, so I might even be able to get him to finish his career off at Newcastle." Newcastle United are currently in 13th place in the Premier League standing with 32 points after 30 games played. Here's what the fans think about Mayweather's latest claims: Floyd Mayweather buying Newcastle is the kind of mental shit that would happen to this club tbh. #NUFC — Dell (@agbnufc) March 19, 2018 Floyd Mayweather reportedly wants #NUFC it won't be long before he clocks Ashley in the talks and next year we'll have a match for control of Newcastle United in a ladder match at Wrestlemania for Floyd's undefeated streak. — Shaun Todd ð·ð¸ (@ShaunToddx) March 19, 2018 Washed Mayweather is exactly what football needs & Newcastle is the perfect place for that tragedy.... — Äó|m (@RonMxintosh) March 18, 2018 Mayweather has claimed this but he can't nearly afford to buy newcastle never mind bring ronaldo — diah (@diahydrated) March 19, 2018 Mayweather wants to buy Newcastle Utd ððð Jesus — Terry O'Leary (@TerryOLeary4) March 20, 2018 Lol! ð Unconfirmed reports are that Floyd Mayweather has expressed interest in buying Newcastle FC & that he'd want to sign Cristiano to finish off his career there. pic.twitter.com/msAtnosqQD — Idah Waringa (@IdahWaringa) March 20, 2018 @FloydMayweather introducing @Cristiano to Newcastle #mayweather #ronaldo #nufc #takeover pic.twitter.com/fM7XpKhhMD — Daniel Coffey (@Coffeeeyy) March 19, 2018 Floyd Mayweather buying Newcastle United and making Cristiano Ronaldo his first signing has got to be the most stupid rumour I've ever seen — Jack Mackay (@JackMackayy) March 19, 2018 Floyd Mayweather wanting to buy Newcastle and sign Ronaldo is exactly why Americans should stay out of football ð — Jack Liddle (@jack_liddle99) March 19, 2018
  11. 'The Big Bang Theory' is one of my favourite shows, simply because it has some of the best characters and, of course, the one and only Sheldon Cooper. But just like any other sitcom out there, this one too has some rotten apples and there is one character in particular who makes me want to kill myself. via GIPHY I really did not have a problem with Penny in the beginning of the show. I mean she was the cute girl-next-door with a big heart, and seemed to be perfect for the shy and adorable Leonard Hofstadter. via GIPHY Then suddenly I got the feeling that Penny was getting too much power. Sure, when you are a hot chick surrounded by four nerds who clearly adore you, it must be a good feeling. But then the way she began to lord herself over the guys and constantly kept picking on them, their hobbies and interests, it did not sit well with me. via GIPHY Sure, it was fun watching Leonard woo Penny and try to get into a relationship with her, and I was even happy when they got together. But, oh God, what followed next was nothing short of painful and cringey. Watching Penny toss poor Leonard around her tune was just sad. I couldn't see the 'cuteness' anymore, and Kaley Cuoco's character started to piss me off like anything. via GIPHY Needless to say, watching Leonard lose himself and his self-respect was not an easy sight. Somehow, Penny made it look like a hot woman could get away with anything, and that was just wrong. Instead of being supportive, she made it look like she was doing Leonard a huge favour by being his girlfriend. via GIPHY So I have compiled 10 reasons why I feel that Penny is literally the worst girlfriend I have ever seen among sitcoms: 1. She Treated Leonard Like A Downright Dispensable Object via GIPHY 2. She Never Respected Leonard's Interests & Always Made A Point To Mock Him via GIPHY 3. Leonard Was Constantly Under The Fear That She Would Break Up With Him via GIPHY 4. She Continuously Kept Putting Leonard Down via GIPHY 5. She Never Gave A Damn About Leonard's Job & Took Him For Granted via GIPHY 6. She Knew She Could Get Away With Practically Anything When It Came To Leonard via GIPHY 7. She Always Kept Leonard Hanging Around & Ensured He Was On Her Hook via GIPHY 8. At One Point She Even Bragged About Making More Money Than Leonard, Completely Forgetting What He Did For Her In The Past via GIPHY 9. Kept Making Leonard Go Out Of His Comfort Zone, But Had Problems When It Was Vice Versa via GIPHY 10. Used Her 'Hotness' To Get Her Way As If That's The Only Thing A Woman Has In Her Arsenal via GIPHY
  12. Ever felt cheated in a relationship?
  13. Bollywood might be done with giving away awards to our favorite celebrities, but the celebs surely aren't done with receiving them. Almost every other day, there is some or the other award show to honor the personalities for their contribution. Although there is no dearth of award shows in India, the newest ones only make us look forward to what new categories they have to offer. And the already huge list of awards recently welcomed a new member on board – Instagram. © Pexels Instagram just announced its first-ever awards in India to honor the celebrities, because clearly, their posts are way more entertaining than ours. So what if you struggled for hours to get the perfect lighting for your #FoodPorn post, while they stole the show with literally just one single quote on a grey background. Well keeping our jealousy aside, let's congratulate the winners of the awards show. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's on-screen Goddess Queen Padmavati, Deepika Padukone and Indian skipper Virat Kohli outclassed everyone else to win the top honours. adorable(& not so little)on set buddy!ððð A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Feb 10, 2018 at 10:36pm PST Reportedly, with 22.4 million followers, Deepika has won the award for the 'Most Followed Account'. Was so excited to receive this today!This milestone will always be special!Thank you @instagram ð A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Nov 27, 2017 at 6:32am PST This picture is from last year, but we are sure her feelings won't be any different this year too, now that she has defeated the likes of Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra. Virat Kohli on the other hand won the 'Most Engaged Account' award, with 19.8 million followers. Wearing my #One8 gear for travel. Style plus comfort beats everything else ð Are you a part of my #One8Crew yet? ð A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Nov 27, 2017 at 3:20am PST But, we guess the credit for this award goes to someone else. Yes, we're talking about his leading lady Anushka Sharma. Right from their wedding announcement on Instagram… Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Dec 11, 2017 at 7:32am PST His romantic honeymoon pictures with the picturesque landscape in the background… Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous New year. Love and light to all. ðð A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:51am PST And the crazy dance videos from their Mumbai reception, where Shah Rukh Khan gave flirting lessons to Virat… The love between them is so Adorable @iamsrk gives a dialogue ð â¤ï¸ #virushkareception #virushkawedding#virushka #anushkasharma#shahrukhkhan #kingkhan #viratkohli #viratanushka #couplegoals #lovebirds #mumbai â¤ï¸ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@viratkohli18.insta) on Dec 26, 2017 at 10:03am PST December 2017 was the time when his Instagram scored more than his bat. And that time when he made a billion enemies by kissing Anushka for the world to see. My one and only! ♥ï¸ð♥ï¸ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Feb 20, 2018 at 12:14am PST We guess, just like how Virat dedicated his 150 runs in the South Africa test to Anushka, he should dedicate the Instagram award to her too. © Twitter If the first thing you saw in this picture is Anushka Sharma, then you will know by now that we're right. Cape Town is such a beautiful place and even more beautiful with my one and only! ð⤠A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Jan 2, 2018 at 10:11pm PST But, if the scenery behind them is what you're still thinking about, take a bow for being a true wanderlust at heart.
  14. The trauma doctors of AIIMS fight to save lives every single day!
  15. When we saw the Hindi version of 'Avengers: Infinity War' trailer,( https://www.mensxp.com/entertainment/hollywood/43279-the-avengers-infinity-war-hindi-trailer-is-way-better-than-any-bhojpuri-movie-ever-made.html ) we didn't think it could get any better than that. That was, in itself, the perfect parody, and that too unintentionally. But, a bunch of Malaysian guys are taking it up a notch (or, maybe down, we can't decide). Everyone is so excited about the upcoming Avengers movie and honestly, that is all we can talk about, after all, it's probably the biggest release of the year. While we're all desperately waiting for the movie to hit the screens, these guys found the perfect way to deal with the pain of waiting – by recreating the whole freaking first trailer. But, no it's not exactly a recreation. We all know that no one can reach the level of perfection that is the movie, but there is always the scope for making it more hilarious, right? That's exactly what these students did. Improving the original trailer (jk, don't @ me), they made a low budget version and if the spoof doesn't make you laugh, then you're probably not human. Check it out! Who did it better? @MarvelStudios pic.twitter.com/k504zAadGB — Aiman Sany (@awesomerawks) March 17, 2018 They didn't miss out a single scene, but the best part is the creative use of all the regular household things that you won't ever find in the Avengers. Let's see some hilarious highlights that deserve a special mention. I'll start with my favorite – the plates. © Twitter Life hack – how to get blonde hair at home. © Twitter This is as low budget as it can get. © Twitter Full props for creativity. © Twitter The plates are back! © Twitter Discount Spider-Man is the best Spider-Man. © Twitter Okay, for the rest, watch the whole video, because it will honestly make your day. The video was so hilarious that even the Russo Brothers, the directors of 'Infinity War', replied with an actual open invitation to direct Avengers 5. How cool is that? Aiman. You guys are geniuses. Are you available to direct Avengers 5? https://t.co/8IIS3hacBu — Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) March 18, 2018 We are all looking forward to their next Avengers movie, it'll be the best one, I can feel it.
  16. Disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. Image via REUTERS Video/Screenshot NEW YORK: US film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said Monday it had filed for bankruptcy with an offer from with an affiliate of private equity firm Lantern Capital Partners to acquire its assets. The studio?s bankruptcy comes after it spent months looking for a buyer or investor. The company inked a deal with an investor group led by former Obama administration official Maria Contreras-Sweet but the group terminated its offer earlier this month after seeing that the company had more liabilities than previously disclosed. Weinstein Co said in a statement it entered into a ?stalking horse? agreement with a Lantern Capital affiliate that would purchase substantially all of the assets of the company. More than 70 women accused the company?s co-founder, Harvey Weinstein, who was one of Hollywood?s most influential men, of sexual misconduct, including rape. Weinstein has denied having non-consensual *** with anyone. Movie producer Killer Content also said bankruptcy would be the best option for the company and that it may be interested in the studio?s assets in a bankruptcy auction. In February, New York Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman sued the Weinstein Company, Harvey Weinstein, and his brother Bob Weinstein, alleging that Harvey Weinstein sexually harassed employees and the company failed to respond. Bob Weinstein co-founded the company and is the co-chairman. Launched in October 2005, the studio produced and distributed critically acclaimed hits including The King?s Speech and Silver Linings Playbook, as well as TV series such as long-running fashion reality competition Project Runway.
  17. Ever since Irrfan Khan revealed that he has been diagnosed with a rare disease, his ardent fans across the globe have been praying for his welfare. The news of him being unwell started various speculations. However, the talented actor assured his fans that he would keep them updated regarding his condition. Everything was made clear when he revealed that he has been diagnosed with a Neuro-Endocrine tumor. Just a few days ago, he traveled to London and has been getting treatment for the same. ðð» pic.twitter.com/IDThvTr6yF — Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018 Amidst all this, the actor took to his Instagram and shared an inspiring poem that made us ponder about life as well. The post clearly gives us an insight of what Irrfan might be thinking in his current state. It is a thought-provoking piece and it just makes us admire Irrfan's strength and admiration to fight back. He wrote, “God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night.These are the words we dimly hear. You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing. Embody me. Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in. Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don't let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness Give me your hand #rainermariarilke.” God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us silently out of the night. These are the words we dimly hear: You, sent out beyond your recall, go to the limits of your longing. Embody me. Flare up like a flame and make big shadows I can move in. Let everything happen to you: beauty and terror. Just keep going. No feeling is final. Don't let yourself lose me. Nearby is the country they call life. You will know it by its seriousness. Give me your hand #rainermariarilke A post shared by Irrfan (@irrfan) on Mar 19, 2018 at 1:27pm PDT During this hard time, the film fraternity has requested everyone to give his family space and privacy. At present, Irrfan Khan's movie 'Blackmail' is all set to hit the screens and people are very curious about it. The movie looks pretty interesting and the concept looks out of the box. Next in line is Vishal Bhardwaj's movie, where he will be seen sharing screen space with Deepika Padukone. The director has already announced that he will reschedule the film until Irrfan is back. Till then we wish Irrfan Khan a speedy recovery. Get well soon superstar!
  18. We went to interview Rajkummar Rao and it was a complete disaster. Probably the worst celebrity interview ever. Here's how it went.
  19. DUBAI: Skipper Quetta Gladiators Sarfraz Ahmed reiterated on Monday that the players who miscommunicated with the Pakistan Cricket Board and franchises on playing the league's matches in Pakistan should not be included in the next Pakistan Super League drafts. Just like last year, Quetta Gladiators are again running the risk of a depleted squad as most of their overseas players are unwilling to visit Pakistan. England opener Jason Roy, star batsman Kevin Pietersen, Australian veteran Shane Watson and all-rounder Ben Laughlin have expressed unwillingness to visit Pakistan for the knockout games. Speaking in a press conference, Ahmed said: " I think the players should give importance to Pakistan when they accept huge contract offers." Responding to a question, the Pakistan captain said he won't say Gladiators opener Shane Watson betrayed the franchise as his wife did not allow him to visit Pakistan even though he confirmed that he will play in Pakistan. The skipper expressed his hope that the local Pakistani players will play as per expectations in the upcoming matches. Gladiators will play against Peshawar Zalmi in the eliminator at Gaddafi Stadium today.
  20. We see so many ads on a daily basis that are so, so bad that they actually make you look away from your TV for a few seconds, because you cannot believe that you just watched that. Remember those kinds of ads? Of course, you do, because bad memories don't go away so easily as they are always back to haunt us. But, we have found literally the worst one of the lot, and I'm apologizing in advance for making you sit through it, but trust me, it's so bad that it's good. First of all, it's a beer ad and it includes a whole family. It starts with the mother being judgemental about a girl drinking beer, because obviously, how else do you show an Indian mummy? Extra points for that 'hawww'. Loving the acting, auntie! Then, the couple watches everyone around them drinking beer that too “khulle aam”. Oh no, yeh aaj kal ke bacche! More hawww. But, there's more. Their own kids come back with these beers, and that's just a typical Indian mom's worst nightmare, right? Now, comes the twist that we've been waiting for – it's not even beer! Now, I wasn't expecting that. It's non-alcoholic, and now the father wants to know all the benefits of drinking this 'beer'. What a nice ending. All the random people started listing the reasons, and everything was fine, but this girl made a point and I don't know how to react to it. Raise your hand if you never knew that. Well, we learn something new every day, don't we? Here's the whole video, get ready for the best 72 seconds of your life. If it was up to me, this whole ad, and each and every actor, would get an Oscar, because of the beautiful acting they've done. This is a masterpiece and it should get all the attention and appreciation it deserves.
  21. Ever since the sensational scenes from Bangladesh's fiery encounter with Sri Lanka in the Nidahas Trophy went viral, the controversial 'Nagin dance' celebration by the Tigers after their two-wicket win the virtual semi-final has been the talk of the town. Since then, everyone seems to have been hooked onto it. Shikhar Dhawan was seen flaying the moves on the field. Indian commentator Sunil Gavaskar couldn't resist the 'Nagin dance' in the commentary box. And cricket fans across the globe, whether they liked it or condoned it, just can't stop talking about it. Sunil Gavaskar Doing Nagin Dance To Troll #Bangladesh Just Won Our Heart. ðð¤ðð®ð³ #DineshKarthik #INDvBAN #INDvsBAN #BANvsIND #NidahasTrophy pic.twitter.com/lOT0DRvJDc — Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) March 18, 2018 However, the very moves which gave them immense happiness and rubbed salt to Lanka's wounds eventually became the pivotal tool of embarrassment for Bangladeshi cricketers and fans after their heart-breaking four-wicket loss to India in the summit clash on Sunday. As soon as Dinesh Karthik hammered Soumya Sarkar over extra cover for a flat six, the entire Premadasa stadium including the Sri Lankan cricket fans were seen mocking the Tigers with their controversial 'Nagin dance'. The mock celebration further transcended into trolling on the social media with Indian and Lankan fans joining hands to throw insults at Bangladesh. Finally back to earth. "Nagin dance anyone"? #INDvBAN pic.twitter.com/oZFAR1zDM0 — Ali. (@AliHa1der) March 18, 2018 But, while everyone was busy doing the 'Nagin dance', out-of-favour Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh came up with his own unique way to troll Bangladesh by introducing his hilarious 'Bichuu dance'. After Nagin dance s success we present you this bichuu dance.. Enjoy ur weekend guys âï¸ pic.twitter.com/eILFcVWTMt — Harbhajan Turbanator (@harbhajan_singh) March 17, 2018 Taking a dig at Bangladesh's exploits in the previous match, Bhajji tweeted: "After Nagin dance s success we present you this bichuu dance. Enjoy ur weekend guys," he tweeted. Bhajji's tweet has been a major hit with the cricket fans, garnering 550 retweets and over 5,000 likes on Twitter. Here's a look at the reactions on Harbhajan's hilarious tweet: this is what happens, when you go for shower and cold waters hits youððððððð #sundaymotivation #SundayFunday #Sunday — Inder (@inderkm) March 18, 2018 Bicchu ka naam D. K. — suresh (@suresh66100478) March 18, 2018 Amazing bicchu dance lovely video — Nikhil Tiwari (@NikhilT42610052) March 17, 2018 Paaji lagda esnu karant lag gya..ðððð — JobanPreet Singh (@JobeeRandhawa) March 17, 2018 This is hilariousððð — Abhishek limbani (@limbaniabhishek) March 18, 2018 So much fun ð¹ð¹ð¹ð¹ — Cheena (@CheenaKashyap) March 17, 2018 Bichuu dance superb bajji bhai — lmdhussain.786 (@lmdhussain786) March 19, 2018 Bangladeshi players ki halat bilkul isithara tha kal DK Unko bichu banadia — prasantkumar (@prasant517) March 19, 2018
  22. There is a reason why Jim Rohn, an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker said, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” There is a scientific reason why extraordinary people stand apart from the crowd and prefer surrounding themselves with others who think like them. © AZ Quotes Solomon Asch, a 1950s Swarthmore College psychologist, conducted a study and asked a group of volunteers to estimate the length of a vertical black line on a plain white card, he made an intriguing observation. In the results, he found out that each person's estimate varied, depending on what everyone else around them thought. A person surrounded by people who overestimated the length of the line overestimated it as well. A person surrounded by people who underestimated the length of the line underestimated it too. People saw the line differently, depending on who was around them. The result was startling as to how could a line looked different and varied as per the person's surrounding. Solomon was trying to confirm what polymath Gustave Le Bon had written over half a century before, in his seminal treatise 'The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind". This is the same work reputed to have been read by Hitler, Mussolini, and Lenin. Le Bon had published that in a crowd, "the sentiments and ideas of all the persons take one and the same direction and their conscious personality vanishes". This Is What Actually Happens Inside Your Brain: © Thinkstock./Getty Images When you hold an opinion or an idea which matches to that of the people around you, your brain's reward pathway activates and you feel good. On the other hand, if your opinion or desire is different than that of those around you, the anterior insula, a part of your brain that fires when you feel pain, gets activated. In this case, you do any of these two things. 1. You pretend to agree with others but continue to secretly hold on to your own thoughts. 2. Your brain actively changes how you think and molds your innermost thoughts to align with that of your crowd. A recent study suggests that people use option B more often than they think. A new study has shown that this network made up of the medial frontal cortex and anterior insula(monitors "errors" in how you are conforming with people around you) becomes active before people change their innermost beliefs to match with the beliefs they outwardly pretend to hold. What Does This Mean For You In Layman's Words? Now, if you have brilliant and creative ideas, can see things in a way most people can't, have an entrepreneurial streak, you will be at risk of abandoning those ideas or ventures, changing your beliefs if you surround yourself by them, such pessimist. On, the other hand if you surround yourself with like-minded people, who are full of energy, are risk-taking and have an entrepreneurial streak you increase the chances of your success. What it means is that you will still be aligning your innermost beliefs with the people around but only this time you will be doing it for the good. The crowd around you has the ability to alter your innermost beliefs and thus can change you too, so why not choose your crowd wisely that will make you a successful person?
  23. Ranveer Singh just keeps getting better. He can play a boy-next-door as convincingly as a brutal sultan, and he can do it effortlessly. His insane portrayal of tyrant Khilji is undoubtedly one of the best cinematic performances in the Hindi film industry so far. The actor confessed that playing the menacing character of Khilji was emotionally draining for him. He talked about how he had to go to a dark place within himself to find the essence of Khilji. And the results were there for all of us to see – Ranveer's Khilji was fascinatingly terrifying. © Bhansali Productions Supporting him perfectly was Jim Sarbh, who played Malik Kafur, the slave confidant to Ranveer's Khilji. Sarbh beautifully played his part of the smitten slave swooning over his sultan. Nothing captures their chemistry more sensually than the song 'Binte Dil'. Ranveer's uninhibited passion in the song is unmatched in Bollywood. © Youtube_T-Series The actor shared a behind-the-scenes footage of 'Binte Dil' and it just goes on to show how well he knows his craft. © Youtube_T-Series While Mr Bhansali is seen helping Ranveer with the technicalities of playing with fire in a bathtub, the actor takes it from there and makes the scene his own. Even Bhansali is left in awe of Ranveer's craft. Here's the complete video. As Mr Bhansali says, “Ranveer, kya karta hai iss gaane ka…wah wah…”
  24. Every now and then, you will see a new dietary trend pop up that takes the fitness/wellness industry by a storm. The claims of these new trends are outrageous where promises from a quick fat loss to the discovery of alien life forms are made. Funnily, the latter can still be true. The newest (not really) but consistent blue-eyed baby of these trends has been Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV). © YouTube Apple Cider Vinegar has been touted as the 'holy grail' for fat loss in the recent times. Instagram fitness models post their recipes with added questionable ingredients for this magic weight loss product with a 10% discount code. Let's weigh the evidence and data on this to see if this so-called weight loss product really stands up to the claimed promises. There was a study done on humans where they were fed a high glycemic meal with vinegar ingestion. The study had a non-significant trend where some of the participants reduced their caloric intake by 200 kcals for the day. [1] Now, the key point here is that the caloric intake dropped. That was because of the delayed gastric emptying which resulted in increased satiety. This means, that Apple Cider Vinegar by itself does not burn any additional fat or calories, but decreases your calorie intake for the day which can lead to weight loss in the long-term. You feel full, you eat less. No rocket science here. But there is another twist to the tale here. These so-called appetite suppressant effects were correlated with the feeling of nausea following vinegar consumption. [2] In simplified terms, vinegar tastes disgusting and you feel pukish after consuming it. As a normal human being, you won't end up eating after having a feeling similar to that of vomiting. That will in turn reduce your caloric intake for the day and by eating lesser calories, you will reduce some weight in the long-term. © Youtube But for that, you will have to live with a feeling of nausea after your 'Magic ACV Fat Loss Shot.' One strong point that we can take from these studies or any weight loss claims is that all of them work on the premise of reducing your energy intake (calories), directly or indirectly, in the long-term which result in weight loss. There is no magic solution available. You will have to monitor yourself and have some dietary restraint if you want to lose weight, and that restraint need not leave you feeling miserable. You can diet in a smart way Apple Cider Vinegar, as a supplement, has very weak evidence to support its fat loss claims and it tastes disgusting when you drink it. Honestly, there are very few numbers of supplements that have strong evidence backing their uses and benefits. And again, the word 'supplement' means it helps a tiny bit. Any number of supplements will not benefit you if your diet in the first place is terrible. There are no magic solutions but again, there is Apple Cider Vinegar. If you still want to go ahead and drink it, you totally should. But if you are only putting yourself through misery because it promises magic weight loss results overnight, you are better off it. References: 1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16321601 2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23979220 Author bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company. He is regarded as someone who will make it easy for you to understand the process by putting things in the right context and providing science-based recommendations for natural bodybuilding. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness.
  25. People collect drinking water from pipes fed by an underground spring in St. James, about 25 km from the city centre. Photo: AFP South African winemaker Marlize Jacobs looks out across the parched brown earth that sustains her award-winning vines, surveying the effects of the water crisis ravaging Cape Town and surrounding areas. "It's the strangest thing ? I think vines like to suffer. When the berries are shrinking, there's more concentration of flavours," she told AFP, describing the impact on her crop of the worst drought in 100 years. The Western Cape region has gone without significant rains for more than three years, forcing South Africa's second city to slash residential water consumption by more than 60 per cent. Wine flavours may benefit, but water-intensive businesses like Marlize's farm, 35 kilometres east of Cape Town, have borne the brunt of the water crisis. "It's the fourth year in a row that we're having lower production and there is a shortage of wine," said Marlize, 48. "Water costs have increased by about 100 per cent. We're absolutely only giving water to keep the vines alive ? not any more than that." So perilous is Cape Town's economic situation that credit rating agency Moody's warned in January that if the crisis worsens, it could lead to the city losing its investment-grade status. Western Cape province said in its economic forecast for 2017 that the growth outlook was "soured... by the persisting drought which also threatens employment". The 'Day Zero' threat The Western Cape region has gone without significant rains for more than three years, forcing South Africa's second city to slash residential water consumption by more than 60 percent. Photo: AFP The city was granted a narrow escape earlier this month when the dreaded "Day Zero" ? the date when taps will run dry ? was finally pushed back until next year after months of growing public panic. If Day Zero does arrive, individuals will be forced to queue at public standpipes to collect daily 25 litre rations. The famed winelands, responsible for 11 per cent of the region's economic output, also bring millions of visitors to the region annually and the Western Cape tourism sector alone sustains 300,000 jobs. But tourists have been found to use up to eight times as much water as locals. The construction industry ? another major employer ? has not been spared drastic consumption cuts. Some building projects have had to rely on expensive imported water with others postponed indefinitely because of shortages ? in a region where one in ten jobs are in construction. The Rabie Group, a large construction company, uses treated effluent water to make concrete and wash equipment on its Cape Town sites. "Obviously these factors all have a price tag which will invariably push up construction prices," warned Rabie director Miguel Rodrigues. In 2016, 94 per cent of the region's companies flagged water as a risk to their operations. Companies have not yet faced a blanket limit, but instead struck agreements with officials ? often at huge costs. "You want to avoid creating the crisis within the crisis... the construction industry is already very fragile, cutting off their water risks creating job losses," councillor JP Smith, who is responsible for safety in the city, told AFP. The city council is even working with behavioural scientists and the University of Cape Town to determine the best way to "nudge" businesses and residents to slash consumption. Cutting consumption File picture taken May 10, 2017 shows bare sand and a narrow body of water at Theewaterskloof Dam, which has less than 20 percent of capacity, near Villiersdorp, about 100 kms from Cape Town. Photo: AFP4 Cape Town's success in cutting domestic consumption ? by 60 per cent in three years ? is expected to be highlighted during World Water Day on March 22. Christopher Smith, a senior engineering assistant at the Koeberg nuclear power station outside Cape Town, said that the plant has developed its own desalination system in response to the drought. "I don't see any option, we just have to bite the bullet," said Smith, 60, as he stood in line for water at the Newland Spring collection point beside the SAB Miller brewery. The beer giant, owned by AB InBev, declined to comment on the drought's effect on beer production, but others in the drinks industry told AFP that if "Day Zero" happened, it would be catastrophic. "If we run out of water, the whole industry will be mucked up," said Raphael Clistini, 28, a South African-born entrepreneur who travels the world opening temporary bars. His most recent venture was the Gin Dock, a pop-up bar that overlooked the city's famed Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and the iconic Table Mountain. Clistini serves gin distilled in the city ? but the water may soon have to be brought in from Johannesburg, 1,400 kilometres away. "It's going to raise the price. Everything is going to cost more," he said.