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Captain Marvel Movie 2019

IMDb - 6.3/10 Rotten Tomatoes Description: Captain Marvel gets caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. Initial release: March 8, 2019 (USA) Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck Budget: 152 million USD Music composed by: Pinar Toprak Screenplay: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Nicole Perlman, Geneva Robertson-Dworet, Meg LeFauve, Liz Flahive, Carly Mensch
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Alita - Battle Angel 2019

IMDb: 7.6/10 Genre : Action, Science Fiction, Thriller, Romance Director : Robert Rodriguez Stars : Rosa Salazar, Christoph Waltz, Ed Skrein, Mahershala Ali, Jennifer Connelly LANGUAGE: Hindi (Cleaned) – English Quality: 720p HD-Camrip PLOT: Six strangers find themselves in a maze of deadly mystery rooms, and must use their wits to survive.
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IND Vs PAK: 23 Runs Short Of His Century, Virat Kohli Declared Himself Out When He Was Not

India versus Pakistan is one of the most talked about things about the ICC World Cup 2019. Based on the age-old rivalry between the two cricketing titans, people were hoping for a great match at Old Trafford, Manchester today and boy did the Indian batting order stay true to those expectations. Opening the Indian batting innings, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did exceedingly well in scoring more than 100 runs and gave the Men in Blue a great start. Once Sharma was dismissed off a catch at the hands of Hasan Ali after scoring his fastest ODI ton (85 balls), it was time for the Indian skipper Virat Kohli to take over. Often regarded as one of the finest batsmen of the modern era, Kohli took over alright. During his innings against Sarfaraz Ahmed's men, the Delhi born was also able to score his 11,000th run, which made him the fastest cricketer in the world to reach that number (222 innings) in 54 fewer innings than Sachin Tendulkar, who previously held that record. #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run!

He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 However, the end to his record-breaking innings was probably one of the most bizarre ones. Short of 23 runs of scoring a century, the Indian captain declared himself out off a bouncer by Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir as he believed that the ball edged his bat and went into the hands of the wicket-keeper. The gesture of simply walking away, without even waiting for the umpire to give out the final decision does seem like good sportsman spirit. The only thing that was wrong in the whole episode was the fact that KOHLI WAS NOT OUT. Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ð #KingKohli #FathersDay#IndiaVsPakistan pic.twitter.com/2NPGNGltwu — Prashant Kumar (@IamPrashantPk) June 16, 2019 That's right. Kohli walked away when he was not out and you can't blame the umpire, Bruce Oxenford, as he did not give declare him out. Later during the match, Kohli was seen in the dressing room with the bat in his hand. Judging by the looks of it, Kohli and MS Dhoni were testing the rigidity of the bat. Shaking and thumping the bat against a couch, the two cricketers might have found a small crack between the handle and the body of the bat which could have made a sound which might have led Kohli to believe that the ball touched the bat. Of course, this is a conjecture and no official statement has come from the cricketer or the team. Nonetheless, Kohli's fans were heartbroken: @Atheist_Krishna
Kohli gave away his wicket even when he wasn't out , nothing much just a gift from the father on father's day ðð
Akhir Baap Baap Hota Haið¤£ð#IndiaVsPakistan — Ritik chaturvedi (@ritikcha2rvedi) June 16, 2019 Virat Kohli walked off thinking he has nicked but reply suggests that he was not out...#CWC19 — #CWCUP2019 (@FaST_CricBuzz) June 16, 2019 Kohli introduced a new way of getting out -  Voluntary Out — Bhavin mehta (@Bhavin25996297) June 16, 2019 Wasn't even a wicket. Kohli just walked off.. He wasn't out. — Farhan Arain (@FarhanArain) June 16, 2019 All credit to Virat Kohli for walking when he thought he was out. That is so rare today. He and India were incredibly unlucky... nevertheless a formidable total. Stunning atmosphere #INDvsPAK #CWC19 — Mike Caplan (@myklc) June 16, 2019 #IndiaVsPakistan #CWC19
Kohli walks when he is not out pic.twitter.com/gNtcv2nQjD — Panipuri (@Bindaass_bol) June 16, 2019

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On Father's Day, Army Dads Open Up About Their Relationship With Their Kids & It's Heartwarming

There is something special about our men in green, won't you agree? Dressed in their crisp camo-green uniforms, with stand-out medals and stripes pinned over their proud, selfless heart evokes a kind of respect and admiration that is exclusively reserved for our greatest warriors who make up our motherland's most formidable protectors. However, given the sort of picture our mind paints when we say “army dad”, it wouldn't be wrong to state that somehow, certain aspects from their field of work often tends to rub onto the image of “army dads”. For years now, Indian television has fed its audience with a certain image of an army dad - someone who is strong yet stern, doesn't give in to strong emotions easily, is a man of few words, lives by the book and treats the world as his oyster. (c) Getty Images But, surely you don't believe all of that to be true, right? There's got to be an affectionate father's heart thrumming quietly but firmly, under that tough shell of a persona they put on everytime they don their uniforms. Like any other father on this planet, their hearts brim with love, pride, hopes and dreams for their children. Like most father's, army dads are quick to make sacrifices too but theirs always weighs heavier because it comes easily not only for their kids but also for their motherland. (c) Getty Images Army dads don't get to be around their family and children as often as they'd like, or for as long as they'd want. Duty beckons them and somehow their country always 'seems' to surpass the children to grab the top spot. Still, that never stops them from going all out looking out for them as fiercely as their motherland. There is a lot we are unaware of when it comes to a father's love towards his child, and an army dad is somehow a step ahead even here because there is so little we get to know about their personal lives. (c) Getty Images This Father's Day, we caught up with army dads and asked them to tell us their side of the story, and throw some light on the kind of relationship they share with their children given their demanding job and busy schedules. When we asked Colonel Khan Mahmood how being in the Army impacted his relationship with his kids, he told us that, “With great pride, I state that I am a third generation Army Officer. My father Late Col SA Khan has tutored me to spend quality time whenever possible. With my wife's support the impact on the relationship with both my sons has been excellent!” (c) Twitter Yet, Col Khan didn't shy away from admitting that he did miss out on some significant milestones in his sons' lives that he wishes he could make up for. Talking about it he said, “Life is certainly not a bed of roses.Who knows it better than a man proudly donning the Olive Green. I have missed out on various precious  moments. Won't say 'regret' but yes I would have loved to see both my sons taking their 'first step' towards progress.” However, regardless of it all, when Col Khan shared his favourite Father's Day memory it left us beaming, just like him. He said, “For our generation 'Father's Day' is everyday. The day my 3-year-old elder son gave me a Father's Day card and wished me in the most adorable style, made me promise to try to be the best father to my sons, and best son to my father.” That isn't all, here is what other Army Dads told us about their special bonds with their children. (c) MensXP (c) MensXP (c) MensXP

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IND vs PAK: Sanjay Manjrekar Comparing Virat Kohli To Usain Bolt Has Twitter Begging Him To Stop

The ICC World Cup 2019 match up between India and Pakistan has been nothing short of brilliant, well at least for the Indian fans, thanks to the power-packed innings played by the Indian vice-captain, Rohit Sharma and the skipper himself, Virat Kohli.  While Rohit 'The Hitman' Sharma helped the Indian batting order with a great start as he scored the fastest century of his career (85 balls), it was Virat Kohli that quickly became the topic of hilarious rants on social media and that too because of no fault of his! WHAT AN INNINGS!

India opener Rohit Sharma brings up his century off just 85 balls. How many more can he add to his tally from here? #TeamIndia | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/j1z8OSoCf4 — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 After Sharma got dismissed off a dolly at the hands of Hasan Ali, Virat Kohli turned the notch up on his game and began taking quick singles and doubles between the balls with Hardik Pandya by his side. The quick runs were good enough to visibly bother Sarfaraz Ahmed and his side.  #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run!

He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 Having said that, the speed at which Kohli was running between the wickets impressed cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar. During one such single, it was calculated that the Kohli ran at the speed of 25 kmph between the creases and Manjrekar instantly compared the Delhi-born to the greatest sprinter of all-time, Usain Bolt, who, by the way, can reach up to the speed of 37 kmph.  Manjrekar further credited the Indian cricketer of running with such velocity despite having so much of extra weight of the pads and other protective gear along with the bat in his hands. Albeit, Kohli's speed and athleticism is exceptional and second to none, however, this comparison caused a rift on Twitter with even the Indian fans of the cricketer begging the commentator to stop:  Did he just compare Kohli to Bolt ð©ð©ð©ð©ð©ð© — NA (@nmase97) June 16, 2019 Sanjay Bihari Majnu: Virat Kohli has top speed of 25km. We need to compare him with Usain Bolt.

Bihari Majnu "Van Dijk" has top speed of 34km. Compare Kohli with him. Then continue your irritating commentary. & pls for god sake stop copying Nasser Hussain's words. Indian Idiot — Musharaf Nabi (@MusharafNabi95) June 16, 2019 @sanjaymanjrekar are you comparing Usain Bolt running with Kohli...?!really...?!wats your avg IQ levelð¤ð¤ — lokam_godave_na_godava (@NaGodave) June 16, 2019 Sanjay Manjrekar: "Virat Kohli's top speed is 25kmph. Wonder what that is of Usain Bolt? But he doesn't have to run with a bat..." ð — Tanuj Lakhina (@tanujlakhina) June 16, 2019 Can't believe stupid Sanjay Manjrekar is comparing Kohli's running between wickets speed to Usian Bolt. #INDvPak — Blinkist (@khaarabath) June 16, 2019 LOL!! @StarSportsIndia @sanjaymanjrekar and other commentators comparing Kohli's 25 with usan bolt 27. Someone please tell them one is kmph and other is mph.. #IndiaVsPakistan — Deep (@deepayan04) June 16, 2019 Kohli is running at 25kph and our great commentator @sanjaymanjrekar conpares with bolt.  How intelligent.. ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£#IndiaVsPakistan — Swami (@siva1302) June 16, 2019

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Fastest To Score 11,000 Runs, Virat Kohli Takes 54 Fewer Innings Than Sachin Tendulkar To Do So

One of the finest batsmen to have ever stepped onto the pitch for the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli has added another achievement to his resume. Ever since the Delhi born made his One-Day International debut against Sri Lanka in August 2008, he has played a total of 222 innings in which he has scored more than 11,000 runs.  While the sheer number is extremely impressive in itself, what makes it more special is that fact that the 30-year-old has become the fastest cricketer to achieve this feat. the 222 innings are 54 fewer than the Indian master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar who had previously held the said record.  #ViratKohli scores his 11,000th ODI run!

He reaches the landmark in 54 fewer innings than anyone else ð pic.twitter.com/mebDOLJESs — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 16, 2019 The rate at which the Indian skipper is scoring and the fact that he has been extremely consistent through the years and has only aged like fine wine, has not only established his No.1 rank on the ICC ODI batsmen but also provided him with the records of scoring the fastest 8,000, 9,000 and 10,000 runs as well. Kohli has been exceptional during the ICC World Cup 2019 matchup between India and Pakistan. While batting alongside Rohit Sharma, Kohli acted as the backup support for the Hitman who was having an innings of a lifetime. When Sharma got dismissed, the skipper quickly switched gears, taking the front seat and smacking boundaries here and there.  Even though the game's paused due to rain, Kohli's innings might be as crucial as Rohit Sharma's if not more. 

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Meet Murphy From 'Reach Out & Pass It On', Who Became The Father-Figure For Several Slum Children

Even though Father's Day is a self-made fraction of recognising the true essence of fatherhood, it's still a day to celebrate the most fundamental relationship people share. Father's Day is a day where you remember the one person in your life who changed your world around just by their endurance towards giving you the best life. But Father's Day isn't just about biological 'fathers', to be fair. It's solemnly about a father-figure, who gives you determination and courage to face life's worst challenges and come out as a winner. Men who take a stand to become a guiding light for someone and be their voice of reason also deserve a fair chance of being acknowledged this Father's Day. (c)Facebook We have someone amidst us, who gave up so-called an idealistic career like being a doctor, engineer or even a businessman, in life to become a father-figure to hundreds of slum kids who needed direction and inherent care. Murphy Raphael John nurtures and takes care of children from the slum, through his trust 'Reach Out and Pass It On' and this Father's Day, let's celebrate the work he has put in to raising numerous kids, with proper education and much-needed life skills and making them stand tall and proud on their own two feet. (c)Facebook 'Reach It Out and Pass It On' believes in empowering people just so they can empower others in the future. Murphy had never planned on doing this as a profession or even recreationally, but according to him, some things choose you and you have to go along with them. When he was in college he was actively involved in activities concerning Church Youth, a service orientated wing of the church and he used to spend a lot of time actively volunteering for various social causes. Amongst various efforts that were being made by young people, interacting with a bunch of kids, from the nearest slums was one of them. "I always wanted to start this as a project with members from the Church Youth, but no one seemed interested. One day someone told me to stop waiting for people to come and do something on my own instead. And whoever has to come, will follow. At first it was scary, but I had a bunch of friends helping me out and we decided to do this once a week. We spent a lot of time with these kids in Central Delhi, who would sit next to the Gurudwara and the Church, and from there on everything has been very evolutionary in nature. A situation came in front, and a solution to it was our next step. We started playing, teaching and spending quality time with these kids, everyday" - said Murphy, over a conversation with him. (c)Facebook From thereon, after recognising what these kids really needed, things began to spiral and become bigger. At that point Murphy or his friends hadn't thought about bringing this initiative under an umbrella or a name. They would all go spend time with them, whenever they found time and have conversations with them, like they were family. Even though Murphy's friends would visit the children sporadically, Murphy made it a point to spend a few hours with them, every day. The kids in turn loved their mentors and would come every day to meet Murphy and his friends. They would indulge in conversations about life and the universe, mental math, logical reasoning, life skills and eating healthy food. After realising the seriousness of how Murphy is impacting lives, he began to think of this project more seriously. During the monsoons, Murphy approached a school nearby to give these kids shelter while they would spend time with their mentors and when the school agreed, on an autopilot, the kids started attaining proper education, as they all got enrolled in to the school. (c)Facebook "We had a classroom in the school nearby and studies for these kids started. But obviously the kids never looked forward to studying, so they started running away. Which made me realise over time that street kids came to us because they got something from us, which they hadn't ever received from anyone else. They got human companionship, they got friendship, they got someone to play with them and of course their need was survival and because I was 20-years-old at the time, I could not give them that. So, I did what I thought was best. I approached the nearest slum, where these kids belonged and that's when our next phase started, where we started working with the slums." (c)Facebook Over time, Murphy and his team shifted to the slums and started working with the kids there. There were kids from the ages of 5 till 20, who were deeply engrossed in Murphy's teaching mechanism. Towards the end of 2010, the slum Murphy was working with got demolished without a notice that was given to the slum dwellers, so a lot of families were displaced and hadn't been rehabilitated. In such a dire time, Murphy would assemble as many children from the slums as he could and take them to a night shelter, and spend nights with them there, in harsh winters. "Whatever money we had collected we would buy food at night and feed them, while take the children to night shelters, after seeking permission from their parents. I definitely did not give up on the slum that was demolished as I had formed a bond with the families there. As a youth, one is more fiery and driven and I kept thinking we need to do something more for these kids. And that's where the idea of starting a centre came to me. We got a place on rent, after much difficulty. We managed to find a room and in a very small space, 25 kids and I shifted in." (c)Facebook Even though Murphy found a temporary set-up for the kids, he used the opportunity to help them, to the hilt and made sure, he helped them with their upcoming examinations. Apart from mentoring them for their exams, Murphy also taught them other life skills like cooking, cleaning, washing utensils and clothes, etc. Murphy realised that if he had to sustain this arrangement, to help these children out, he would need some form of funding and that's where, permanency started making sense to him. He realised in order to get donations and funding, he would need to register this ensemble as a trust, and that's when 'Reach Out and Pass It On' was born. "The set up was temporary, but the kids and I were so attached, we didn't want to give up on it. They decided that a bigger place would make sense  and with the help of  few donations, we shifted to a bigger centre in Patel Nagar, and we stayed put there for the next two-and-a-half-years. The kids would go to school, we would have lunch, they would study and then I would give them money to go back home. But the kids would tell me 'Bhaiya we travel so much, we don't have time to do homework and we can't study at home', so they started staying back with me twice a week, sometimes three times a week and eventually they started staying with me every day and I was like listen your parents will kill me. So then they started going back home once a week." (c)Facebook Everything was just a beautiful evolution for these kids and for Murphy as well. In 2013, the centre was shifted from Patel Nagar to Ramesh Nagar and they have been there for the past 7 years now. When the centre shifted, they approached another slum nearby and kids started coming from there to be a part of this beautiful journey. Today, the centre hosts about 100 children from two different slums, who come and imbibe some life skill training and learn to be better human beings. Reach out and Pass it On's main focus is overall development. They provide means for opportunity and whatever opportunity that can help a child with development and growth. They had a need for education, so they provided education through people who would volunteer to come and teach at the centre. They needed space to learn and grow, so a space was taken up, to accommodate everyone. A lot of kids have talent, so the centre found ways to befit that by enrolling kids in crafts, music, dance, sports, cooking and baking, etc. Workshops are conducted on health and hygiene, personality development and values. "We don't want to just create educated people. We want to create good people. We don't want just literacy, but people who have a sane head on their shoulders. and that's what the name 'Reach Out and Pass it On' means. Whatever you learn you need to pass it on. You can't just hoard it for yourself. So, if you built people to be capable and confident, then they will find their way in life." (c)Facebook The children come to the centre at the age of 10-11 and they are there till they go to college. When they reach grade 12th, they're given the option of either leaving the centre or staying. The ones who stay are the ones who volunteer and pass on their leanings to younger children in the centre. They're also involved with the running of the centre, by helping with daily accounts and the upkeep of the centre, which is a beautiful practice to actually pay it forward. We seldom indulge in paying back what we've truly learnt from the world and that's what Reach Out and Pass It On emphasises on. ''My first batch of kids, one girl did her English honours and now is a choreographer at Danceworx. I had two boys who completed their sociology honours. One gave a bank exam for Axis and got a placement there. The other one did his masters in social design and he will soon be graduating and getting a job in the social development sector. One of the students did economic honours and is now preparing for government exams." (c)Facebook The organisation does a lot of fundraising and purely sustains itself through donations and charitable events. They have been receiving funds through these means since the longest time and they've done well for themselves so far. So, in case you're looking for a good charity or a trust to donate to, Reach Out and Pass it On is an ideal choice. Murphy has formed an incredible and inevitable circuit of 'doers', who pass on the good in them, to help other people perceive it and on Father's Day, all we can learn from this is the true meaning of gratitude and solidarity, along with a lot of trust and fun. Murphy has been a guiding light for several kids on the streets and it's time to learn something from his experience and impart it to people who really need to be shown and given a direction. (c)Facebook ''Parenting is a full time job. I've put the wheel in motion. Children come, they're with us. They learn various things and then they choose a path. I try my level best to find a path best suited to these kids and give them an option of what they like to do. Eventually I want them to grow up to be good people, be a part of the world and make friends. This is my sole aim for these children," Murphy signed off.

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CWC 2019 IND vs PAK: Rohit Sharma Scores His Second Century Of The World Cup, 24th Overall

Indian opener Rohit Sharma has now scored at least 50 runs in every match he has played in during the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. In the match against Sarfaraz Ahmed's Team Pakistan, Sharma did it in only 34 deliveries while giving the Men in Blue the ideal start to one of the most important games marked on their calendar.  What a start from Rohit Sharma! He's raced to his fifty! â¡ #CWC19 | #INDvPAK | #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/Vy7r6cABaV — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 During this feat, Sharma surpassed former Indian skipper and wicket keeping legend, Mahendra Singh Dhoni's record for smashing the most number of sixes in international cricket. While Dhoni has smashed the ball for a total of 355 maximums combining all formats of international cricket, Sharma's first six of the match against Pakistan got him to surpass this achievement of Dhoni's.  After forming a brilliant 100-plus run partnership with KL Rahul, the 'Hitman' was able to score his second ton of the ICC World Cup 2019 in less than 90 balls, making this his fastest century among the 24 he has scored in ODIs till date. WHAT AN INNINGS!

India opener Rohit Sharma brings up his century off just 85 balls. How many more can he add to his tally from here? #TeamIndia | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/j1z8OSoCf4 — ICC (@ICC) June 16, 2019 What an innings!

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If You Think You've Achieved Nothing In Life, Spare A Few Minutes & Listen To This TED Talk

To whoever needs to hear this today, you're doing okay. You'll be fine. You will survive. This isn't a story about that prodigy in school who could solve calculus at the age of 10. This is neither about that boy who fought against all odds to become successful. This isn't about the over-achievers. It's about the rest of us. The rest of us who struggle every day with comparisons and self-doubt.   Ankush Bahuguna TED Talk Our societal conditioning forces us to believe that there's only one way to live life – to run the race, race past everyone else and be the most successful person this world has ever known. I've hated myself for most of my life for not being able to keep up with constant competition with my peers, for not meeting the unrealistic standards I set for myself. But the last few months have been different. I've slowly come to terms with the fact that my idea of success may be different from the rest of the world and how comparing my journey to someone else's is unnecessary mental stress.
That's why when DAV College, Chandigarh invited me to give a TEDx talk, I just knew what I was going to talk about. Because I know, there are many more people out there, who constantly struggle with the idea of ambition and competition just like me. People who may need reassurance that I never got in my formative years. Give this a watch. Even if it helps a handful of you to see your future in a new light, I'd consider this talk successful.   Now, don't misunderstand me when I say being average is absolutely alright. I don't mean to deride hard work and hustle. That's all that has got me where I am. What I would definitely say is that it is okay for people to not be the best and more importantly, to not have aspirations to be the best at what they do. We decide what we make of our lives and it's alright if it's not monumental. The one important thing to remember, I'd say, is to be financially independent. Don't take decisions that you think are right, take decisions you really believe in. Everything else will fall into place, eventually.  

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On Father's Day, Torchbearers From The Transgender Community Talk About The Bond With Their Fathers

We know them as fathers, but they go by a gazillion other names. Some of us call them 'dad', while others refer to them as 'papa', 'baba', 'pops', and 'daddy', besides myriad other endearments. But no matter which name we use and how we choose to call out to them, our fathers continue to be our greatest heroes - one of our greatest joys and pride. What is it about them though, which makes us feel a thousand times better the instant we know they are looking out for us and have our back? Why is it that a mere question from them regarding our well-being eases any discomfort in our lives and their words do wonders to boost our confidence and outlook towards life? (c) Getty Images Is it the backhanded compliments they pass on from time to time, or the fact that they never seem to think twice before making us - their stubborn, sassy kids - the centre of their world? The unsaid sacrifices our parents happily make for us, and all the forgiveness that comes so easily to them (no matter how many times we mess things up or how badly), and the way they are always so quick to love us, pick us up when we fall, and thrash our ass red when we are out of line. Yet, it is somehow always their silent support, selfless affection and care that helps us stay afloat through a ton of shit life throws our way. That's how it is for most of us out there. Surely, not always one of the most simple, but surely one of the strongest bonds we share is between a father and his child. (c) Getty Images However, did you imagine what it would feel like to have all that taken away from you because the society cannot understand who you are and sympathise with your reality? When a father is cornered by unknown faces of judgements and social castration which provokes him to question his own child and the bond they share? That is exactly what happened when Dr. Meera Parida and Meghna Sahoo's family found out they were transgenders. Suddenly their loving fathers would not look at them in the same light and the affection receded to pure detestation. Not being able to live with such a tremendous change in their relationship, Meera left her home and Meghna was asked to leave by her father. (c) Meghna Sahoo Losing their fathers bothered Meera and Meghna to no end, they simply couldn't get over the fact that they no longer had a father to call their own. Meera shared with MensXP that though it started out on a sour note, her experiences and explorations over the following years made it clear to Meera that it was the society and its diktats that were to blame, and not her father. Even Meghna seconds this as she told us that it was indeed the societal pressure that pushed her father to take such a drastic measure. But eventually he did come around. Meera & Her Father Yet, Meera is quick to admit that regardless of it all, it was her father who saved her from choosing the wrong path when the going got tough. She said, “there once came such a low point when I had almost gotten into working as a *** worker. Transgenders are infamous for the job, and perhaps that is why even my father loathed our kind. But I remembered by father's words that we must never do something that would break a family or stop us from holding our head high. That's when I decided to turn my life around.” Meghna & Her Father She adds that, “when my father read about my work and the movement I had launched for the transgender community, he made my brother call me. But when my brother began threatening me on the phone I heard my father slap him, and the next moment he told go ahead and do what you want, live how you want to.” Meghna also has a similar story of reconciliation that is equally heartwarming. Fours years after she was thrown out of the house, Meghna received a call from her father. She says, “my father told me that they have built a new house and I should be there with the entire family for the housewarming. He added that the celebrations would be incomplete without my presence.” (c) Meghna Sahoo A lot has changed in Meera and Meghna's life since those fateful days of reconciliation with their fathers. Meera holds a doctorate, is a transgender rights champion and an active face in Odisha's political scene. As for Meghna, she is a well-known Transgender activist from Odisha with a MBA degree and an NGO that she runs, apart from being the first transgender driver with OLA. (c) Meghna Sahoo But if there is one thing both of them earnestly believe, it is that no matter what happens, nothing can alter the bond a father shares with his child.

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From Ranveer Singh To Karan Johar, Everyone Has Heartfelt And Hilarious Father's Day Wishes

Happy Father's Day! It's that time of the year again where everyone is just openly showing so much love for their fathers and it's honestly so wholesome and great too. It's just a good day to be on social media and see people show so much appreciation. Side note: not trying to be salty or anything, but I haven't seen any sarcastic posts about how kids are sharing pictures with their fathers on Instagram or Twitter when their fathers aren't even on that website. Coming back to all the Father's Day wishes, Bollywood hasn't shied away from sharing all the love and most of the celebrities are posting heartfelt messages while a few have some funny stuff. Starting off, Karan Johar with such an emotional caption. View this post on Instagram Papa! We have a daughter named after mom and a son named after you ..... you would have pinched their cheeks like you always pinched mine! They call me dada! And I want to be the father to them that you were to me....#happyfathersday A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:00pm PDT Sonam Kapoor with a throwback picture. View this post on Instagram One day definitely isn't enough to celebrate how much you mean to me. Dad, you have always been my superhero. Happy Father's Day!! Love you so much @anilskapoor â¤ï¸ð #HappyFathersDay A post shared by Sonam K Ahuja (@sonamkapoor) on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:16pm PDT Match picture or father's day picture? View this post on Instagram Ready for the match with the spirit of #FathersDay. Go India Go!! A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Jun 15, 2019 at 9:29pm PDT Ranveer Singh being the funny one always. View this post on Instagram well, now you Know .... ð¨‍ð #og #hypebeast #happyfathersday #iloveyoupapa A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jun 15, 2019 at 4:48pm PDT Salman Khan, the simple man. View this post on Instagram Happy Father's Day daddy . A post shared by Salman Khan (@beingsalmankhan) on Jun 16, 2019 at 12:51am PDT Alia Bhatt wishing her 'magic man'.  View this post on Instagram Papa kehte hain — Dont be perfect. Perfect is the enemy of very good 𤡠Happy Fathers Day my Magic Man ⨠A post shared by Alia ð¸ (@aliaabhatt) on Jun 16, 2019 at 1:20am PDT Asli Sona is also here. View this post on Instagram Happy Fathers day to my handsome papa and all the other papas, dads, abbus, dadas, babas, bapus out there â¤ï¸ @shatrughansinhaofficial A post shared by Sonakshi Sinha (@aslisona) on Jun 16, 2019 at 12:41am PDT Young Boney Kapoor or Arjun Kapoor? View this post on Instagram To the strongest, wisest, kindest man I know- Happy Fathers Day. I love you more than I can put into words. I promise to always try my hardest to make you as proud as you've always made me. â¤ï¸ A post shared by Janhvi Kapoor (@janhvikapoor) on Jun 15, 2019 at 11:30pm PDT Nice caption, Sara. View this post on Instagram Happy Fathers' Day Abba â¤ï¸ð§¸ð¤ð¨‍ð§ð¥ð£ð¥ Thank you for always being here for me, for being my partner on nerdy holidays, for teaching me how to read, for showing me my first rain and snow, for teaching me how to eat spaghetti and all the while remaining patient, loving and compassionate! #likefatherlikedaughter #daddysgirl #mymainman #handsomestman #partnerincrime A post shared by Sara Ali Khan (@saraalikhan95) on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:36pm PDT I'm guessing it's from Kareena Kapoor as well, but she's not on Insta. View this post on Instagram Happy Father's Day to our darling papa ! We love you always and forever â¤ï¸ #fathersday #missingyou A post shared by KK (@therealkarismakapoor) on Jun 16, 2019 at 12:51am PDT What a video! View this post on Instagram There's nobody like you pa. Love you. Happy Father's Day. ðâ¤ï¸ A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) on Jun 15, 2019 at 10:00pm PDT I just realized Jackie Shroff's Insta handle is 'Apna Bhidu'.  View this post on Instagram Happy fathers day dad ⤠@apnabhidu A post shared by Tiger Shroff (@tigerjackieshroff) on Jun 15, 2019 at 9:12pm PDT

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'Universe Boss' Chris Gayle Gears Up For Ind-Pak Clash In An Unusual Fashion & Twitter Can't Even

Over the last decade, Chris Gayle has established himself as the most dangerous batsman of this generation, if not of all time. A big part of his journey towards becoming the feared powerhouse that he is, has been plying his trade in franchise tournaments in the Indian subcontinent. He has featured for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League and teams from Lahore and Karachi in the Pakistan Super League. The love he has received from the subcontinent has been unparalleled. So, it comes as no surprise to see Chris Gayle show his support in creating the spectacle that is India vs Pakistan.  In the run-up to the game to be played between the two rivals in ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, he showed off his 'special outfit' for the game on social media. View this post on Instagram Yup! I'm rocking my india ð®ð³ Pakistan ðµð° Suit, all love and respect!ð âð¿... I really love it and this will be one of my outfit at my birthday party September 20th ð...its lit ð¥ ðð¿ðºð¾ð¥ #FashionOverStyle #UniverseBoss #KingGayle #45 #333 #Suit @sidbafna #Attiitude #CWC19 A post shared by KingGayle ð (@chrisgayle333) on Jun 15, 2019 at 5:16am PDT Safe to say that fans appreciated the tweet, as fans from both countries weighed in with some brilliant reactions-  Hope this Sunday is SUN DAY in England — Kashir Ali (@KashirAli17) June 15, 2019 pic.twitter.com/46VFqgLl0y — Yogita (@momo_7862) June 15, 2019 Make it All green because Pakistan is going to win tomorrow #PAKvIND — Umair (@Pakistan354) June 15, 2019 We need to respect Cricket. India for indians and Pakistan for Pakitaniz but I hope it's going to be good game. Both countries needs to show sportsmanship.
Gayle Gandsta ♠ï¸ — Salman khalid (@Awesomesalman1) June 15, 2019 The 'Universe Boss' is prepared for the big festival today and with an expected viewership of 1 billion people across the planet, so are fans of both teams. Team India may be favourites but Pakistan will post a fair fight with an explosive batting lineup and unpredictable bowling. If rain does not play spoilsport, it is set to be an epic encounter.

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5 Characters Who Were Absolute Badass Fathers On Our Favourite TV Shows

It's Father's Day tomorrow and while a social media post doesn't quite suffice for thanking the most important man in our life, it won't hurt to let him know that you love him. Since fathers are the source of our inspiration and the light of guidance for all of us, here are 5 TV characters who played the role of absolute badass fathers and nailed it:
1. Walter White in 'Breaking Bad' A chemistry teacher going through a mid-life crisis and fighting deadly cancer turns into a complete badass when he realises that selling drugs is his only escape to make ends meet for his family to survive.  
2. Brad Wolgast in 'The Passage'
Brad Wolgast is a federal agent who, even though is not the biological father of Amy, loves and protects her like his own.  He saves her from being a pawn in a medical experiment, which is being conducted in a medical facility aided by the government.  
3. Logan Roy in 'Succession'
He gives his kids a hard time but that is because he believes they need to go through it, as the world is unfair and you have to be strong. Logan makes sure his kids know the value of what they inherit. 
4.David Budd in 'Bodyguard'
A war veteran suffering from PTSD works in the police protection force as a bodyguard, and he knows how to protect his kin, fiercely. His kind yet strong personality makes him a great onscreen dad.
5.John Winchester in 'Supernatural'
John was blinded by revenge and spent most of his time hunting and drinking. He sometimes looks like he's a callous dad but he is very protective of Sam and Dean and even gives up his life for his sons. It's that very tough upbringing that made Sam and Dean one of the finest hunters in the world. 

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India Gives A Befitting Reply To Pakistan's Distasteful Jibe At Wing Commander Abhinandan

Arguably one of the most intense and pulsating fixture in international cricket, India and Pakistan share a rivalry like no other. Owing to political differences and cross-border tensions, the neighbouring countries have struggled to see eye-to-eye over the years. That's probably why their duels on the cricket field tends to garner such massive viewership and immense public interest.

While the Indo-Pak clash doesn't really need any hype or build-up, the broadcasters have often used the rivalry between the two nations to fire things up in a bid to garner public attention ahead of the match. Over the years, we've seen the iconic 'mauka mauka' that tends to mock Pakistan for their poor record against India.

Though the broadcaster advertisements for matches between India and Pakistan have always bordered on the xenophobic, but the so-called 'ad war' reached an all-time low after a Pakistani channel - Jazz TV - took it too far by mocking the video released of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistani military after he was captured a day after the Balakot airstrike. Jazz TV advt on #CWC19 takes the Indo-Pak air duel to new level.  It uses the air duel over Nowshera and Wing Co Abhinandan Varthaman's issue as a prop. @IAF_MCC @thetribunechd @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/30v4H6MOpU — Ajay Banerjee (@ajaynewsman) June 11, 2019
Apart from bring in bad taste and mocking the sensitive issue of diplomatic tensions that had arose between the countries over the capture, the ad also has racist overtones as it shows Abhinandan's face blackened to show his dark complexion. Needless to say, that it drew a lot of flak on social media.

As the 16th June, the date of much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at the ICC World Cup, comes closer, the Indian YouTubers seems to have come up with a befitting reply for Jazz TV's jibe at the Indian Wing Commander. An Indian YouTube channel going by the name of 'V Seven Pictures' released a brutal takedown of the Pakistani video. Awesome reply by India......#INDvsPAK pic.twitter.com/TybSKAVJg9 — Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 14, 2019
In the counter-response video, an Indian fan sitting in a salon can be seen watching Yuvraj Singh's iconic knock when he smashed record six sixes in a T20 international against England.

In the middle of the match, a Pakistani fan enters the salon and offers a gift to the Indian fan which actually is a handkerchief. The Pakistani man tells the Indian fan that it will help him to hide his face after India loses against Pakistan in the World Cup match. In the remaining portion of the ad the Indian man and the barber target the Pakistani fan with a twist in Abhinandan's trademark style.

India's delightful response struck a chord with the netizens and had the social media buzzing with its creativity. India's delightful response to Moronistan's distasteful ad on Abhinandan.https://t.co/9fZN4phrX7 — Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) June 14, 2019
This one is too good ðð — Ram Sharma (@replysharma) June 14, 2019
There are very few times in life when you feel like whistling loudly at an at an ad...this was one of 'em — Yash Haresh Ratanpal (@YashHRatanpal) June 14, 2019
Epic like..  World Cup to bhul ja... Jhootha cup hi naseeb me hai  ð¤£ð¤£ — Manisha ð®ð³ (@nameisMANISHA) June 14, 2019
Fantastic video.. India will beat Pakistan on 16th in Manchester.. — samking (@samking13476751) June 14, 2019
Unki aukat sirf tea cup ki hi hai.  Pakistan walon..  "INDIA" naam yaad rakhna. — Manas Kumar (@Manas_tinnu) June 14, 2019
Very creative mind of the person who had made this ad ð — arorað (@arorafbd) June 14, 2019
Moral of the story - Baap Baap hi rehataa hai. Par Cup badal jaata hai. The Abhinandan Cup... — Santosh Kumar Sharma (@myangkorwat) June 14, 2019

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India Vs Pakistan: A Staggering Rs 137.5 Cr On The Line As Advertisers Try To Woo Rain Gods

A little over two weeks into the tournament, the ongoing ICC World Cup is quickly turning into one of the most annoying editions in its rich history. Not that the quality of competition in the tournament has been bad, we've already seen some exciting encounters. The ICC mega event is currently bearing the brunt of unseasonal rainfall in England which has kept cricketing action at bay and fans frustrated.

In the nineteen matches so far at the event, as many as five games have been affected by incessant rain. Three matches were abandoned without a single delivery being bowled, while one resulted in no result and another was decided through Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. To sum it up, in the last five matches, three were affected by rain which is rapidly growing its reputation as a spoilsport in the ongoing edition.

Keeping the rain factor in mind, cricket fans across the globe are keeping their fingers crossed for arguably the biggest clash of the tournament - India vs Pakistan at Old Trafford on 16th June. The contest between the two sides has a tendency of garnering public interest like no other and the rivalry these two cricketing giants share further makes theirs the mother of all battles. Reuters While the fans remain optimistic, the weather forecast for 16th June in Manchester doesn't paint an ideal picture. There are chances of clouds with spot showers during the much-anticipated match and it seems that wet conditions would persist for most period of the game. But, cricket fans aren't the only ones who're keeping close tabs on the weather, a lot is also riding on Sunday's clash for the broadcasters and insurance companies.

The three washed-out games till date have dealt a severe blow of Rs 180 crore, which the insurance companies had to pay to various stakeholders in terms of compensation. Reports also suggest that broadcaster Star Sports reportedly had to incur the maximum amount of losses. According to Insidesport, Star Sports' claims for advertisement revenues and allied opportunities loss would amount to Rs 140 crore. The insurance premium has shot up to 300 per cent and the companies are reluctant to take the risk.

But, that's just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to the mega battle between India and Pakistan whose tickets were sold out within minutes, the stakes are much higher, not just for the two teams, but also for the broadcaster and insurance firms. Reuters Believe it or not, insurance companies are following the weather updates for Sunday's clash with bated breath as the cancellation of the Indo-Pak World Cup fixture can result in a blow of a staggering Rs 137.5 crore that will have staggering impact on Star Sports and big advertisers such as Coca-Cola, Uber, OnePlus and MRF Tyres.

For a fixture that is known to rake in massive viewership, the Ind-Pak tie is reportedly expected to help Star Sports earn a whopping Rs 137.5 crore through advertisements. The advertisement slots for the Sunday's match are being sold at a 50 per cent premium - a lot more than the other World Cup ties.

The channel has about 5,500 seconds of total inventory, which is the time slot they can sell to the advertisers. Now, the rates for these slots are usually in the range of Rs 1.6-1.8 lakh per second. However, for India vs Pakistan match, the cost has shot up to Rs 2.5 lakh per second and there's actually a rush among the advertisers for the slots. Reuters Star Sports had sold off most of the inventory much in advance, which meant that last-minute booking had to be done with even higher prices. So, if Sunday's tie gets cancelled due to rain, depending upon the package the advertisers have purchased, companies will bear the losses. The advertisers who are supposed to play their ads on the live programme and not the analysis and highlights suffer the most.

Though the number of washouts this World Cup have been far more than the previous washouts of two matches each in 1992 and 2003 editions, let's just hope that rain gods, after having their fun, will allow us to witness scintillating cricketing between India and Pakistan on Sunday.

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Netflix Is Looking For Doggo Stories For 'Dogs' Season 2 & Your BFF With A Tail Could Star In It

If you're a pet parent, then this piece of information will warm your heart and excite you in a wonderful way. Netflix's absolutely beautifully show 'Dogs' is up for a second season. Firstly, a big 'yay' for it, and secondly, the producers of the show are on the lookout for some beautiful tales to tell and are scouting for stories.  For the uninitiated, 'Dogs' told the tale of pet parents and their dogs and the role of a dog in a human's life. The episodes made us cry and smile in equal measures because, duh, what else could a story about a BFF with a tail do to you? If you have a beautiful story of your own with your dog or you know someone who does and deserves to be on the show, then one just simply has to go on their social media, narrate their story using the tag @netflixdogs and the hashtag #netflixdogstory. Yes, that is all my dear friends.   © Netflix     Even if our story doesn't make it to one of the episodes of the docu-series, this is one game we all win because no doggo story is a bad story after all, am I right?   The second season doesn't have a set date but will reportedly premiere in December.

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Twitter Is Divided Over Netflix's 'Leila' Being Controversial Or A Spine-Chilling Reality Check

Netflix India's latest offering 'Leila' starring Huma Qureshi hit our screens yesterday, and since the show was already pretty hyped-up with the trailer and plot looking very interesting, it was only natural that in less than 24 hours, a myriad of opinions would pop up once the show hit the air. The show is set up in a dystopian future, where a helpless mother is desperately looking for her lost daughter. The show has opened to rave reviews from a lot of peoplem, who are calling it a spine-chilling reality check. #Leila is a scary reality which might knock our doors in the near future. The need to create a better world for our future generations is more than ever. We shouldn't take clean water and air for granted anymore or else we won't have any left. @humasqureshi you were incredible. — Abheshek Garg (@LovelybonE_04) June 15, 2019 The freakiest part of #Leila for me is that the horrors shown are all happening already somewhere in the world...The policing of women's bodies, scarcity of water (those scenes ð±), food rations, fall of law and order, violence in the name of hyper-nationalism.. https://t.co/YGHHEk6WZL — Aliya Curmally (@filminista) June 15, 2019 The Dystopia depicted in the latest @NetflixIndia series #Leila is very Disturbing, Depressing & Disgusting. And in that disgust lies its strength.

It is a warning sign for present generations to be careful with natural & ideological 'resources' or else witness mayhem in future. — Abhinav Saxena (@abhinavsaxena25) June 14, 2019 People are in awe of Huma Qureshi and everyone who put their hard work into making this show a success. Leila is the best work of Huma Qureshi.. I am spellbound with her impeccable performance.. Loved the series and hope the period shown in the series never comes.. @humasqureshi @NetflixIndia #leila netflix — Sneha (@beingsnehaa) June 14, 2019 One episode. ONE EPISODE is enough to shake you. Totally.

I just hope it goes well ahead too. Wow @humasqureshi #Leila — υ∂αÒ¯ (@imuday02) June 14, 2019 However, there are many viewers who felt that the show was a little weak, in terms of depicting what it wanted to convey and also many felt the borrowed emotion from 'The Handmaid's Tale' to be quite evident . Just because something is controversial and bold, doesn't mean it's actually good#Leila is a copy of the show @HandmaidsOnHulu
I have seen them both and I'd recommend skipping #Leila

I also didn't like how political and communal they made it when they could've avoided it — ðððð ÙÙØ­ÙÙد ‎ ð­ððððð (@tysaa13) June 14, 2019 Watched ep 1 of #Leila on Netflix. It was quite pedestrian. Very thin direction and substance, poor special effects. All it seemed good for was to massage many people's sense of outrage against the hierarchical & purity-obsessed Indian/Hindu society. — Dhara (@dhar_aa) June 14, 2019 Waste of time..!!! So much hype they created. Seriously all she has is only one emotion throughout the series and nothing else.
Or maybe her face is only capable of producing that one and only emotion. #Leila — à²à²¿à²°à²à²à³à²µà²¿ à²à³à²¡ (@Ljs6JuKBeB4wgTI) June 14, 2019 Also, some people feel that the show comes across a politically charged propaganda and is defaming certain religions and strata of the society. I have one question for @netflix

When you create a dystopian world for the west, you show all kind of tech and cool guys shitting science and girls riding ð¦

But while creating a dystopian India, you show an entire community in bad light.

WTF is #Leila

No ð
PATHETIC — BRAHMA (@BrahmaUbaach) June 14, 2019 Sheer propaganda nthng else, frm costumes to stereotypes #leila is just another way to show their bigotry. @NetflixIndia hv grt content but y they r stooping to this propaganda, can't undrstnd. If u wnt to see totalitarian nation see documentries on NKorea n saudi on netflix only — Mayank Dua (@MayankDua88) June 14, 2019 Just watched #Leila how disgusting u Morron guys see only one religion bed shame on u @humasqureshi @NetflixIndia — chowkidar sachin soni (@beingsachin_) June 14, 2019 It looks like 'Leila' is one of those shows which cannot be ignored and we feel that we should actually watch it to form an opinion about it. Sounds like an interesting weekend plan, what say?

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Sanjay Gupta Tells Us How He Managed To Pull Off A Casting Coup For 'Mumbai Saga'

Sanjay Gupta is all set to return to what he loves doing the most, making gangster dramas. The popular director, who is completing his 25 years in the industry, announced his upcoming movie, 'Mumbai Saga'.  Sanjay has a knack of getting a stellar cast on board for his projects, and his next is no different. For those uninitiated, 'Shootout At Wadala' was the last gangster drama he directed and now, he has donned the director's hat yet again for his upcoming movie.  Gupta's 'Mumbai Saga' traces the evolution of Mumbai from Bombay. It will cover the events that led between the 80s and the 90s, as the city underwent a major transformation.  'Mumbai Saga' will feature John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte among others in significant roles. MensXP got in touch with director Sanjay Gupta and we asked him how did he manage to pull off such a casting coup. On this, he told us, “To be very honest, it was very easy to get all of them on board. See, this is one of the advantages when you're a part of the industry for long 25 years as you can get your work done on phone. I just spoke with them over a call and everything just happened smoothly. We were not planning to announce it now but then the marketing team decided that it's the best time because I will be completing 25 years in the industry. It was pretty simple and I am very much grateful to all my actor who had the faith in me.”  Our first cinematic take on gangster drama #MumbaiSaga is set in 80's & 90's notorious era. Happy to collaborate with @_SanjayGupta backed by power cast @TheJohnAbraham @emraanhashmi @bindasbhidu @SunielVShetty @rohitroy500 @GulshanGroverGG @prateikbabbar #AmolGupte@TSeries pic.twitter.com/KoEus0Q0E8 — Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) June 14, 2019 So, there's this preconceived notion that getting a number of male actors on board for a movie is easier than getting female actors tagging along for a project. We asked him if he believes in this idea.  “I don't really think there will be any issues. Fortunately or unfortunately, I never had the challenge to do so. I would be in a better space to speak about it when I will be making a remake of 'Charlie's Angels' (laughs),” said Gupta.  Sanjay asserted that 'Mumbai Saga' is one of his most ambitious projects till now. Well, the idea behind the movie is to show how things panned out for the city when the mills were eradicated from the landscape.  We asked him how did he zero down to this idea for the movie. Elaborating on this, Sanjay said, “I was working on 'Shootout At Wadala' and I got in touch with Hussain Zaidi to come on board with me as a writer on this project to do some research. He had mentioned about some characters and that intrigued me. When I went deeper into researching about them, I realized that there's this explosive story which hasn't been told, which is how the landscape of the city changed from Bombay to Mumbai over the years and that only happened when the mills were shut down giving space to the malls and high rises. It all happened because of the nexus between mill owners, the underworld, politicians, and the cops and that's why I needed an ensemble of actors in my movie.”  Considering the 80s being the backdrop, we somehow thought if Dawood's narrative would be a part of the movie. But, Sanjay clarified that the movie primarily focuses on Hindu gangsters.  “The story starts after Dawood left Mumbai in 1984. The movie will focus on the events between the mid-80s to the mid-90s. It's more about the resurgence of the Hindu gangsters, mainly Maharashtrians.” They rose from the streets of Bombay to rule Mumbai.

Presenting #MumbaiSaga 1st Look@TheJohnAbraham @emraanhashmi @_SanjayGupta @itsBhushanKumar @SunielVShetty @bindasbhidu @prateikbabbar @rohitroy500 @GulshanGroverGG #AmoleGupte @tseries @Whitefeatherfilms pic.twitter.com/c93bhAYa7v — Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) June 14, 2019 Further, into the conversation, we took Sanjay a little back to the time of 'Jazbaa'. Despite having Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan on board, the movie fell flat at the box office.  We asked if the failure of 'Jazbaa' affected the director. “It did really upset me and when I look back, I know what went wrong. When the trailer of 'Jazbaa' released, it did find the connect but after that, it all went downhill because of the way the marketing team promoted it as they had no clue. It's not a coincidence that all the marketing team professionals who were working on 'Jazbaa' have been fired today. Aishwarya was playing a mother and before the movie was about to release, they wanted to show her as someone who has just come from the 'Dhoom' sets which sent a wrong message to the people. It was a marketing fiasco but again, I am not saying it was a great movie and I am taking the blame. But, then there are some bad movies with great marketing that work wonders but then you have some movies that fall flat because of the marketing and 'Jazbaa' is a prime example of that,” said Gupta.  From his debut as a director with the 1994 film 'Aatish' to his projects in 2019, the industry has been completely revamped and things have changed drastically.  We asked him about the changes that the industry should still imbibe. On this, he told us, “I don't know what changes the industry should imbibe, but the biggest change that has come is in these two words, 'likes' and 'dislikes'. Suddenly, the whole industry is perception-driven and everything is about what's the perception of people about you, or how popular you are and what's your brand value. It has taken away the basic tenet of entertaining. There has been a resurgence of UP cinema as I say but those are the stories from the heartland and should be shown. But, having said that, why are we shying from big-budgeted actioner and movies? Even if I make a masterpiece, there will be a few critics or reviewers who wouldn't like it and I have learnt to live with it, but this will not deter me from making the movie I want to.”  Now that he is completing 25 years, he summed up his journey for us.  “My journey has just started and I have done things in the past that I feel I could have done in a better way but I have no regrets. It has been a wonderful journey and it has made me a better provider to my family,” he said and signed off.

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The Crisis In Sudan Has Been The Most Ruthless One Yet & Here's What We Need To Know About It

Sudan has seen a lot of turmoil and instability since June 2019, when the military first ousted the long-term ruling president Omar-Al-Bashir. It all started way back in December 2018, when the ruling president's government imposed emergency austerity methods in order to do away with an inevitable economic collapse. © BBC This led to a severe political crisis, which in turn made the security forces open fire on pro-democracy protestors in Khartoum. While the protest was peacefully handled, according to the New York Times, as many as 100 people have been killed and about 326 injured. At least 100 peaceful protesters were killed during a military crackdown in Sudan — now the country is at a standstill pic.twitter.com/AK0mPNkG8U — NowThis (@nowthisnews) 12 June 2019 The protestors are demanding a civilian-led interim government and since then, representatives of the protests have been in talks with the military, determining who takes control of authority. But the situation has bled for way too long now and according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, at least 40 bodies were recovered from the river Nile. But How Did It All Begin? Well, the protests started in December 2018 to overthrow the President. Cuts were made to bread and fuel subsidies which sparked protests in the east over the standard of living and ultimately, they reached to the capital Khartoum.  The protestors obviously demanded Bashir's government to be thrown out, who had been in power for 30 years. The protests finally reached a conclusion on April 6, when people occupied the square in front of the military headquarters and demanded that the army fight the president out of his rule. Almost 5 days later, the military announced the president was no longer in power. © BBC Women played a main role in the protests, with 22-year-old Alaa Saleh leading the group. Even though a woman was the face of the protestors, as many as 70 women were raped by the police and the paramilitary forces during an attack at the protest camp, while some protestors were shot at, on June 3rd. #SudanMassacre
What is happening in Sudan?
This is so bad. pic.twitter.com/fMvdiKlUB3 — jafar badi (@BadiJafar) 13 June 2019 So, Now Who Is In Charge? A council of generals took over on April 11 but there was a lot of struggle for the country to regain normalcy, in every sense of the word. The seven-member Transitional Military Council is led by Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan and they insist they need to be in charge to bring everything back to normalcy again. But unfortunately, the army is not a unified force in the country and a lot of paramilitary organisations and Islamic militia have also taken up authority there. For now, the streets of Sudan are deserted with a complete Internet blackout in the country. The United Nations has condemned the attacks and The Human Rights Council has been called about to probe an inquiry into the Human Rights violations committed by the military in Sudan. Schools, hospitals and health centres in #Sudan have been targeted, looted and destroyed. Health workers have been attacked simply for doing their job.

To save children's lives, the violence must stop. #ChildrenUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/A6VbGI6aGo — UNICEF (@UNICEF) 13 June 2019 Who Exactly Is The Opposition? Even though the economic collapse brought the Sudanese from all walks of life to the streets, the demonstration organisation was taken over by The Sudanese Professionals Association, a collaboration of doctors, lawyers and health workers. The protestors are local people across all age groups but most of them are young people, fighting for their rights. When the military finally took power in April, the protestors stood outside Military Headquarters demanding the authority to be given to a civilian administration. The civilian group of protestors and the ruling generals, who come under the umbrella group 'Alliance For Freedom and Change', eventually came to an agreement. © Twitter What Did They Agree On? Both the Civilian Administration and the Military decided on a three-year-transition period to civilian rule. An agreement was reached on May 15, 2019. The protestors claim that Bashir's regime is so deeply planted and implemented that a long transition is needed to completely uproot his political network and allow fair democratic elections again. The two sides also agreed on a new government, including a sovereign council, a cabinet and a legislative body. © Twitter But unfortunately, the military leaders didn't stick to their decisions and scrapped the agreements reached to set up a fresh elections mandate within nine months. The TMC head decided to stop negotiating with the Alliance For Freedom and Change and cancel whatever had been agreed on. In the wake of this fresh agreement, the pro-democracy leaders said they were cutting all contacts with the TMC and called for a 'total civil disobedience' and a general strike. While the strikes were called off on June 11, which almost brought Khartoum to a standstill, most African and Western countries have backed the protestors. Saudi Arabia has urged discussion on both sides but not condemned the military. © Twitter After the strikes have been pulled away, protest leaders are willing to resume power-sharing talks with the ruling military council. “The Alliance for Freedom and Change agreed to end the civil disobedience from today. Both sides have also agreed to resume talks soon." Mahmoud Drir, the official mediator made a statement about the situation. We just hope both the parties reach a common consensus and peace is restored in Sudan, especially in Khartoum, really soon.

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Here's A List Of 5 Notable Bollywood Actors & Their Digital Debuts In 2019

Think 'Sacred Games', 'Ghoul', 'Lust Stories' or 'Mirzapur', 'The Test Case' and 'Breathe', the one common thread they share amongst themselves is their screening platform and the popularity they have come to enjoy despite it. © Netflix With tremendous boom in the digital space, more and more prominent faces from the Hindi film industry are making their way to the smaller and glass-covered screens (as opposed to the silver screen(s) they are more used to gracing). © Amazon Prime While actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Nimrat Kaur, Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, R. Madhavan and the likes, received both critical acclaim and tremendous popularity through their web appearances last year, 2019 also holds a lot of promise for a bunch of Bollywood actors who have or will make their digital debuts this year. © Netflix Check out these 5 notable Bollywood actors who are making their digital debuts in 2019. 1. Akshay Kumar © Twitter Akshay was literally on fire when he announced that he will be venturing into the digital space with Vikram Malhotra's action thriller 'The End'. 2. Emraan Hashmi © Twitter The man knows how to work the camera and work up movie goers *winks*, but his digital debut with Netflix's 'Bard of Blood' is expected to take this up a notch for the actor. An espionage thriller, it's based on a Bilal Siddiqi novel by the same name. 3. Abhishek Bachchan © Twitter R. Madhavan's 'Breathe' is getting an installment with 'Breathe 2' and it will feature Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. His will reportedly essay the role of a psychiatrist on the show. 4. Dia Mirza © Twitter Dia Mirza hasn't been an active part of mainstream Bollywood films of late. The former Miss India is now making her digital debut with Sonam Nair's 'Kaafir', as a Kashmiri woman trapped between the politics of India and Pakistan. 5. Huma Qureshi © Twitter Huma Qureshi's digital debut with Netflix's 'Leila' premiered yesterday amidst a lot of excitement, following the crushing response the show's trailer received online.

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Film & Food: 16 Of The Finest Movies Which Are A Must-Watch For Anyone Who Loves Food

If you would ask me what I would like to do for the rest of my life, I would always answer with one word: Eat! via GIPHY If there is anything in the world that I love unconditionally, it is food. Is there anything better than eating your favourite food? Digging into that freshly prepared chicken curry, finished with some chopped coriander, or having your fingers turn yellow after eating that delightful fish curry? via GIPHY Or having a heavenly helping of dal with steamed rice? Or biting into the piece of that decadently gorgeous chocolate cake? via GIPHY Or a spoonful of that Biryani? via GIPHY Who can resist the smell of freshly fried garlic or not get enchanted by the sound of sizzling onions? (The answer is always a resounding “NO”) I mean, can there be any love more sincere than the love for food? If there has to be a unanimous entity for bringing people together, I don't think that can be accomplished by anything other than food. Food has an intrinsic quality, an all-pervasive nature: it serves as a mirror to culture, a part of the tradition, a bond for communities, an allegory for desires, an expression of love. I have hardly come across another entity as ubiquitous as food, its inherent diversity; how its excess can cause you discomfort and so can its dearth. How it trickles down to the most downtrodden parts of society but is also adulated in haute living. How it can be sensual, ignite passions, add spice to your life, and in turn, can also be a proponent of disgust or the start of a grotesque fiasco. Another facet which accompanies food and is crucial is its presentation, its ocular appeal.  And as humans, who are visual by nature, our gastronomical desires are magnified tenfold when we see food on the big screen. via GIPHY Remember that Chocolate Cake from the movie “Matilda”? via GIPHY Film and food share a relationship of yore; movies celebrating food are shot gorgeously, are aesthetically pleasing while they tell stories of people like us, and how food influences us all. In these films, food drives the story forward, changes the protagonist's life. Movies also incorporate sound, which is an important aspect of food: be it cutting into it or its preparation, the clanging of utensils, the sizzle of a pan. Essentially, these movies provide the union of two of the senses: visual and aural, which is always an amazing combination. So, here are 16 delectably scrumptious movies that quite literally serve a piece of life (and make you raid your fridge in the middle of the night): 1. Julie and Julia (2009): Stuck in the rut of her bureaucratic dead-end job (Hello there!), Julie Powell decides (Amy Adams) to take on a project to relieve herself from the boredom of her uneventful life. The project: Cooking her way through Julia Child's enormous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 365 days and blogging about it. Little does she know that this little venture of hers will change her life forever. Two stories, two women, bound by their mutual love for food. © Columbia Pictures Starring Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as the famous, celebrated cook, Julia Child, the movie explores the lives of the two women parallelly in two different eras: Julie, in 2002, as she starts her blog and cooks up all the 524 recipes, and Julia, in 1949, as she moves to Paris and finds her calling as a chef and collaborates on the now-famous cookbook which made her into a culinary icon. © Columbia Pictures Julie and Julia, directed by Nora Ephron, is one of the most heartwarming movies which celebrate food and its importance in life. It drives home the fact that inspiration can come in any form, you just need to believe in yourself. (If you wish, you can read my review on the movie here: USP: The food! The gorgeous, divine, decadent food!  Especially the “Butter Monologue” and the “Boeuf Bourguignon”. via GIPHY via GIPHY Meryl Streep as Julia Child is a phenomenon; not only is the resemblance uncanny, she impersonates Julia Child's idiosyncrasies to the T, be it the trademark, out-of-breath, slightly tipsy voice or the quirky mannerisms. via GIPHY via GIPHY “Bon Appetit!” via GIPHY 2. Chef (2014): When Carl (Jon Favreau), a renowned chef of a famous restaurant in California decides to be more creative with his recipes, he is met with resistance from the restaurant owner, Riva (Dustin Hoffman). To make matters worse, he gets into a public altercation with a prestigious food critic, Ramsey Michel, after the latter writes a distasteful review of his food. © Aldamisa Entertainment Heartbroken, he quits the job and embarks on a journey of self-discovery through food; food that he actually loves and that fulfils his creative aspirations. Eventually, he opens a food truck while trying to mend his frail relationship with his estranged son, Percy (Emjay Anthony).  Will he be successful? USP: The food scenes are aesthetically attractive, kudos to cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau. via GIPHY Jon Favreau's directorial prowess and love for food is apparent in the movie. via GIPHY 3. The Lunchbox (2012): In an attempt to add some zing into her unromantic marriage, Ila (Nimrit Kaur) turns to the most trusted entity of all: food. And in her quest to quite literally spice up her love life, she decides to send her inattentive husband, Rajiv, a lunch every day with the help of ever-dependable dabbawallas in Mumbai. But by a curious twist of fate, the dabba prepared for her husband lands on the table of Saajan Fernandes (Irfan Khan), an aged, lonely widower who works as an accountant. © UTV Motion Pictures Upon realizing her mistake, she sends in a letter with her next lunchbox elaborating on the predicament, which starts a correspondence that soon turns into a beautiful friendship, guided by letters and an erroneously delivered lunchbox containing delicious food. © UTV Motion Pictures USP: The movie encapsulates the beauty of human relations: how we can forge connections with people we have never met yet can completely relate to and understand.  And it helps even more when food is involved in the equation! via GIPHY Again, the food! Especially, the Paneer Kofta which Ila makes as a thank you gesture. :D via GIPHY The superb performances by Irfan and Nimrit tug at your heart. And not to forget, Deshpande Auntie (who is not seen but only heard)! 4. Chocolat (2000): When free-spirited, single mother Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a quaint, quiet village in France with her daughter Anouk, her unconventional ways earn her the ire of the village folk, especially the staunchly conservative mayor, Comte de Reynaud. © Miramax Films Vianne, an expert chocolatier, opens up a small chocolate shop in the village, much to the displeasure of Reynaud who vehemently opposes her, publicly accusing her of bringing temptation into the lives of the people, especially during Lent. via GIPHY As the story progresses, Vianne's eponymous temptation, the aforementioned chocolate, brings about a change in the village and its inhabitants in varied ways.  The plot thickens when Vianne's own desire comes in the form of Roux, a gypsy who wants more than her chocolate. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate! Duh! :P via GIPHY 5. Like Water for Chocolate (1992): A passionate Mexican movie, directed by Alfonso Arau and based on Laura Esquivel's novel, showcasing how food affects life, and how our emotions influence not only the food we cook but also the people we serve it to. With themes of magic realism, the movie focuses on the illicit relationship between Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Pedro (Marco Leonardi). © Miramax Why illicit? Because as per family tradition, Tita, being the youngest of three daughters cannot marry and needs to live her life as a help to the other members, especially her mother, Mama Elena (Regina Torné). Resigned to her fate, Tita learns cooking under the tutelage of the chef, Nacha (Ada Carrasco), who teaches her the relationship between food and life. © Miramax Heartbreakingly, when Pedro comes to express his love for Tita, he is betrothed to her sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), in exchange as the tradition still stands. As her affair with Pedro intensifies, her feelings start to seep into the food she cooks, eventually becoming an outlet for her emotions, but also inadvertently manifesting itself the behaviour of the people around her. via GIPHY USP: There are two scenes:  As she prepares the cake for Pedro's wedding, Tita weeps, and her tears fall into the batter which leads to an eventful dinner reception. When she uses roses gifted by Pedro to make a quail dinner with rose petal sauce, it leads to her family feeling inexorable carnal desire. via GIPHY 6. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989): Michael Gambon (Yes, Dumbledore!) stars in this vogueish black comedy/ crime drama as Alberta Spica (The Thief), an uncouth and repulsive gangster who, along with his band of thugs, has taken over the French restaurant “Le Hollandais” but calls himself an urbane gourmet. © Palace Pictures He terrorizes everyone in the restaurant, but the brunt of the terror is unleashed most on his sophisticated wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren/The Wife) and the head chef, Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer/The Cook) who despises Alberta but is unable to do anything about it. Drama ensues when Georgina finds herself lusting for a regular customer, Michael (The Lover/Alan Howard), who is a bookshop owner and reads while he eats. As her affair progresses, Alberta finds out and then makes life hell for the staff which helps Georgina with her lover. USP: The performances by the lead cast. The film uses food as an allegory for the voyeuristic attitude of Alberta and his pretentiousness. His supposed gourmet personality is a far cry from his real one, which he tries to hide like spices are used to mask uncooked food. Warning: You need a strong stomach for this! :P 7. I Am Love (2009): In this Italian film, Tilda Swinton stars as Emma, the Russian-born daughter-in-law of a wealthy, Milanese family, the Recchi's, who is trying to find herself, away from the glittery, Haute living her family expects her to lead. © Mikado Film As she ruminates over her predicament during a lavish family dinner, help comes in the form of young Antonio Bisceglia (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a celebrated chef who incites her dormant passion with the aid of food. Matters worsen when her son Edoardo Jr. clashes with the family regarding the set path for him as Emma finds herself drawn to Antonio. © Mikado Film USP: Tilda Swinton and the prawns. via GIPHY 8. Ratatouille (2007): What can I say about this delightful movie? Not only is it one of the best animated movies to have ever been made, but it also features delicious food! The wonderful comedy revolves around a rat, with a highly developed sense of smell and taste named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who aspires to become a chef. As luck would have it, he ends up in the kitchen of the restaurant of his recently deceased idol, chef Auguste Gusteau's (Brad Garett). © Walt Disney Pictures Once there, he manages to strike up a friendship with the garbage boy, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano), helping him and guiding him in creating dishes and earn the appreciation of the new owner, Chef Skinner (Ian Holm). via GIPHY But soon, a secret is revealed that changes the course of the movie. Friendship, love, and food in one neat package! USP: The entire Anton Ego (the irascible food critic portrayed by Brad Bird) sequence and the ratatouille dish, confit byaldi! via GIPHY Never have I seen such a beautiful rendition of food in mainstream animated movies! (Not counting the stunning food shown in Anime :P) via GIPHY 9. Burnt (2015): Starring Bradley Cooper as a drug-addled former executive chef Adam Jones, the story revolves around his quest to put his life back on track and earn a third Michelin Star. © Shiny Penny Productions Adam is a brilliant but mercurial chef whose creativity is marred by his drug habit and unstable temper, which destroys his mentor's restaurant in Paris along with Adam's credibility.  Adam realizes his self-destructive streak and goes on a self-imposed exile to New Orleans to gain perspective. He travels to London to pursue his dream of the Michelin Star, under the banner of his restaurateur friend, who grudgingly allows him to become a chef in his hotel. © Shiny Penny Productions His luck seemingly changes until ghosts from his past and his own mental stability conspire to take him down. USP: The food porn! via GIPHY 10. Big Night (1996): In this dramedy, two Italian brothers, Primo and Secondo, put out all strings for the 'Big Night' that will catapult their sinking authentic Italian restaurant, Paradise, to dizzying heights. © Timpano Production Primo, the perfectionist of the two, is annoyed and frustrated by the Americanized version of authentic Italian dishes, which he refuses to serve to customers, insisting on cooking only the true version, leading to him losing customers by the score. Secondo, the businessman of the duo, is more concerned with the running of the place and keeping it afloat than to retain cultural heritage. © Timpano Production With nowhere else to go, they try to strike out a deal with their nemesis, Pascal who owns a successful restaurant, who refuses to give them a loan. But, in an unlikely liberal gesture offers them to treat Louis Prima, a renowned American-Italian singer, to a meal at their restaurant who can change their fortune. Will they be successful? USP: The crowning glory has to be the timpano! via GIPHY Tony Shalhoub as Primo and Stanley Tucci as Secondo are delightful in their roles; the best part of the movie is any scene they are together! 11. 'The Trip' Trilogy (2010/2014/2017-): This BBC series which was made into a feature film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as themselves on a gastronomical journey through Northern England (in the first movie/series) commissioned by the Observer; their job is to visit different restaurants, try their food and review it. © BBC Worldwide When Steve's girlfriend refuses to go with him on the trip, he invites his frenemy, fellow actor/comedian Rob Brydon to accompany him on the journey. As they travel through England, locking horns with each other on everything. Guided by their egos, trying to outwit each other, while being clueless about fine dining, their animosity dissolves into a camaraderie which is fun to watch. © BBC Worldwide Be it their fight over who can do a better Michael Caine impression or which syllable should be pronounced first in kumquat, Rob and Steve meander across beautiful locales, eating decadent, delicious food. via GIPHY And it isn't over in England! They return to wander across Italy in the sequel with renewed vows to upstage each other. And if that wasn't enough, they are back to eat more and traipse around in broken Spanish in the next sequel, The Trip to Spain! © BBC Worldwide One of the best road trip movies ever! via GIPHY USP: The nearly pornographic shots of the food: The buttery scallops frying in the pan! Absolute bliss! The cheesy pasta in “The Trip to Italy”; divine! Not to forget, the Michael Caine impersonation by Rob Brydon is spot on! Rob and Steve' bromance, their will-they won't-they chemistry, their asinine fights, has to be one of the most hilarious parts of the movie, cementing them into iconic duo status. 12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971): One of the most adored children's books of all time, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', was adapted to screen in 1973 in a movie written by Roald Dahl (who later disowned it), with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka in a now-iconic role. © Paramount Pictures © Paramount Pictures And who can forget the Oompa Loompas? via GIPHY The story focuses on Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who finds himself the winner of a Golden Ticket giving him access to Willy Wonka's bizarre and unconventional Chocolate Factory along with four other children (and his whiner of a grandfather). via GIPHY The children, each with their unique personalities, are promised a lifetime supply of chocolate at the end of the trip. via GIPHY But will it be as easy as it looks? via GIPHY USP: Willy Wonka's legendary forward roll! via GIPHY The Chocolate Room: All you can eat candy! :D via GIPHY via GIPHY Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka is perfect, and no one has come close to his sweetly comical yet maniacal (and terrifying) portrayal of one of Roald Dahl's most notorious characters. © Paramount Pictures 13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): While both iterations of this children's book capture the quirky Willy Wonka and Charlie's adventures inside the Chocolate factory superbly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is truer to the novel than its predecessor. © Warner Bros. Pictures Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, this movie has superior special/visual effects and a more whimsical setting, typical of Tim Burton's movies. © Warner Bros. Pictures The movie stands out in terms of character development, giving a backstory to Willy Wonka which serves a reason for his eccentric personality, something which wasn't quite clear in the 1971 movie. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate river! It truly looks edible (also because it is faux melted chocolate) and is much better than the 1971's dull version. It is visually more appealing. via GIPHY The squirrels breaking the nuts always cracks me up! Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka is superb; wacky and quirky (but still not close to Gene Wilder), with just a touch of authenticity. via GIPHY 14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009): Eccentric wannabe scientist Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is always working on a new project: spray-on shoes, hair un-balding serum, a monkey thought translator. But unfortunately for him, all his endeavours result in failure. via GIPHY When his new project, a machine that converts water into food, the FLDSMDFR, fails and inadvertently gets launched into space while wreaking havoc on the town, Flint decides to hang up his shoes. © Sony Pictures Animation As he miserably walks around as the social pariah, his machine makes a comeback in style: it starts raining cheeseburgers all over town.  via GIPHY Flint then uses a communicator to let the machine cater to the epicurean needs of the residents of Chewandswallow. Overjoyed, the town people keep making requests until their greed and gluttony sets in. via GIPHY As a catastrophe seems to be imminent, Clint sets off with his new friends, Sam Sparks (Anna Farris), Officer Devereaux (Mr. T), Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), and his BFF Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), to end it. USP: The food storm! All the spaghetti and the meatballs, and the ICECREAM! Flint's father, Tim (James Caan), is the absolute best! via GIPHY 15. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994): In this Taiwanese comedy-drama, Mr Chu (Sihung Lung) is a widowed Chinese master chef with three unmarried daughters, who cooks up a dinner feast every Sunday for his daughters as a tradition. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company His independent daughters, with their ideas of the modern world and diverse dispositions, clash with their traditionalist father over the dinner table. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company As the struggle over the superiority of values continues, with generation gap running rampant, the daughters and Mr Chu realize that perhaps traditions and new ideas can mix well, just like food with unconventional ingredients. via GIPHY Directed by Ang Lee, the movie has a quiet grace about itself, its wisdom percolating in the viewer's mind through the brilliant story. USP: The food throughout the movie, especially the opening sequence. Mr Chu's passion for food and his dexterity in his craft is apparent in the scenes. via GIPHY The beautiful, intricate dumplings! via GIPHY 16. Waitress (2007): Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a down-on-her-luck waitress who creates ingenious pies with uncommon names.  Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Jenna's world is further complicated when she finds out that she is pregnant with her abusive husband's child. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As Jenna struggles with the new revelation, her only comfort being the therapeutic pie making she indulges in, respite comes in the form of a pie baking contest with a $25,000 prize which can be the key to her happiness and freedom. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As she gears up for the competition, luck seems to have a different plan for her. via GIPHY USP: The pies and their creative names:  The Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie, Baby Screaming Its Head Off In The Middle Of The Night And Ruining My Life Pie, Kick In The Pants Pie. via GIPHY As decadent as they sound! :P via GIPHY So, what are you waiting for? Watch these now! Let the foodie in you reign supreme! via GIPHY P.S.: Don't watch these on an empty stomach. :P

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ICC CWC 2019: Everything One Should Know About ICC's Guidelines Regarding Rain Delays

Rains have been playing spoilsport in a wide majority of matches played in this year's edition of the ICC World Cup 2019. With 4 of the matches to be played in the World Cup already washed out, fans are increasingly concerned about what the rules are regarding rain and washouts. As per ICC guidelines, all matches are expected to wrap up within an 8 hour-long period and match officials are expected to follow due process regarding abandoning of a match. If conditions improve within this 8 hour period, a pitch inspection determines whether a game can start or resume and if so, then within how much time. If conditions do not improve or if the pitch is not worthy of a game of cricket, the match is abandoned. Reserve days for matches in the group stages have not been implemented this year and this resulted in World Cup chief David Richardson to weigh in on the issue. "Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver."

Statement from David Richardson â¬ï¸ https://t.co/OEOXAJ4h8h — ICC (@ICC) June 11, 2019 Richardson claimed that the resulting longevity of the tournament and external factors like pitch preparation, venue availability, staffing, etc. make reserve days very difficult to incorporate. There is also no guarantee whether the rain will not interfere with matches in reserve days as well. “Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” he said. © Reuters This year's World Cup is also the first to feature a Super Over in cases of rain delays and match abandonments in the semi-final and final stage. In case of extreme weather conditions, it is once again at the discretion of the match officials whether to hold the Super Over at the official time which is 10 minutes after the game, or at a later time. Also weighing in on the debate of whether this was the wrong time to host a huge international competition in England, Richardson said in his statement, “this is extremely unseasonable weather. In the last couple of days we have experienced more than twice the average monthly rainfall for June which is usually the third driest month in the UK.” Whether or not the rules, scheduling and guidelines are appropriate is up for debate, but no cricket fan wants to see highly anticipated and exciting matches being abandoned due to rain.

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Virat Kohli's Explanation Of How Getting Married Has Changed His Way Of Captaincy Is Spot On

Virat Kohli is arguably the best ODI batsman in the world of cricket for the past year or so and has enough silverware to support this argument. 2018 was probably his best year as a professional athlete ever since he was picked as one of the Men in Blue in 2008 and slowly escalated to become the leader of the team late in 2014.  Having said that, the Delhi born had made a name for himself as a bit of a hot-head in the early years of his cricketing career and when he was made the captain of such a prestigious and famed team, people began to criticise his overzealous attitude and inability to control his temper.  Indian fans of the game thought that Kohli's abusive language on the field brought disgrace to the uniform he wore, the same uniform that all-time great skippers like Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni had donned so proudly in the past.  But according to the skipper, ever since Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he tied the knot in December 2017, his methods of both playing the game and leading the team have changed for the better.  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. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017 “You become extremely responsible in your life and you start putting things into perspective a lot more. It has not only made me a better player and a better captain but also a better human being outside the field,” said Virat Kohli about the changes in him after marriage, in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC).  And surely, the 30-year-old has transformed his etiquette as a cricketer and put a lid on his anger, especially under pressure situations and foreign soil in the presence of a hostile audience.  Be it bowing in front of a shrewd Australian crowd or asking the cricketing fans to stop booing Steve Smith (for the sandpaper gate in South Africa) and urging them to cheer for him instead for the brilliant cricketer that he is, Kohli has taken a 180 degree turn.  Sure, there are times when Kohli lets one or two 'gaalis' out in excitement or frustration, but that's the competitive nature of an elite sportsman that will not (and should not) ever get away from him.

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10 Awesome Lines From TV Shows & Movies That Can Be Used As Savage Comebacks In Everyday Life

There's nothing better than finding a sharp comeback or quoting something wise when your back is against the wall. Words can indeed be mightier than a sword.  Following are some of the most awesome comebacks from famous movies or TV series which you can use on one occasion or the other: 1. When You Tell A Joke And Your Friend Doesn't Laugh: “I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand.” —The Princess Bride 2. When Your Friend Does A Silly Thing: “You are what the French call, les incompetent.” – Home Alone 3. When Someone Goes Below The Belt: “You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.” – Toy Story 4. When Your Crush Asks You If She Should Laugh At Your Silly Joke: “Go ahead, make my day.” – Sudden Impact 5. When Someone Roasts You Badly In A Group: “You talking to me?” – Taxi Driver 6. When Your Girlfriend Complains You Drink Too Much: “Well, nobody's perfect.” – Some Like It Hot 7. When Your Bae Asks Why Are You Visiting The Friends/Relatives You Hate: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – The Godfather II 8. When A Guy You Hate Tells You He'll Destroy You In Front Of Your Bae: "You come at the king, you best not miss." – The Wire 9. When Someone Is Trying To Roast You: “You're boring me.” – Blackish 10. When Your Drunk A*s Gets Into A Fight With The Bouncer & Your Friends Ask You To Chill: “I laugh in the face of danger!” – The Lion King Whatever the situation is, a wise-ass reply will make you savage!

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Decoding 'Friends': Qualities & Flaws Of Joey 'Casanova' Tribbiani That Made Him So Iconic

If you are to name the best fictional womaniser of all the time, Joey 'Casanova' Tribbiani would be among the top three, to say the least. Just a “how you doin?” from his side and there was a sure shot “yes” from the other side. It (almost) never failed. Let's try to decode the character of Joey and see some of his qualities and flaws. • Great Friend Joey was probably the best when it came to maintaining a selfless friendship. He tried to tolerate Janice for the sake of Chandler, the woman he absolutely despised. He offered Rachel a place to stay, knowing that her baby would turn his dating life upside down. He let Chandler keep the foosball table when he moved out. How he kept Monica and Chandler's relationship a secret and often took the blame for their misdeeds (the *** tape). He was a true friend, the best one can have! • Dumb If Joey completely lacked something, it was intellect. Who can forget when he got Chandler and himself robbed? Or the time when he bought an encyclopaedia so he could also be a part of the intellectual discussions which his friends had. He had his fair share of dumb moments, which he always accepted unapologetically. •  Womaniser Call it quality or a flaw, but Joey sure was one heck of a womaniser. Every woman he met, he saw as a potential conquest. He picked women with such ease that could put even Ranbir Kapoor to shame. Scoring dates is an art, and Joey sure was the master of it. Though he took it too far and ended up without a stable relationship, nevertheless, he was the man! • Wouldn't Share Food Have a drinking game with this dialogue and you would be hammered for the night. Joey never believed in sharing food. Regardless of who wanted it or how much hungry the other person might be, he wouldn't budge. Not just this, but he wouldn't mind eating off other people's plate (the one with the date and the dessert). Not just food, Joey didn't even share his soft toy with Emma, the girl he loved very dearly. Clearly, he wasn't the sharing kind. • Unapologetically Secure Joey was always himself, and we never saw him changing for anyone or trying to be someone who he wasn't. Whether it was about trying a ladies' bag or admitting that Tribbianis aren't the smartest, he did it without any insecurity. He accepted the fact that he loved food and won't mind if he becomes fat. Whatever he did in his life, he was unapologetically secure about it. Joey Tribbiani is someone every guy wishes to be. It has been more than two decades since the show aired but he still is one of our favourite characters.

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A List Of The Coolest Games Announced At E3 This Week That Will Be Launching Soon

E3 gaming expo got over this week and many new upcoming games were announced for consoles and PC. Some of the biggest conferences included games that piqued everyone's interest and we got to see some gameplay or teaser from publishers and studios.  Some of these games won't be out until next year while some are about to launch in a few months. We are not going to include annual titles like FIFA and Madden because these games tend to remain the same with minor updates.  Here are the best coolest games that were announced or showed off at E3 this year: 1. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4,Xbox One, PC) - April 2020 Last year, we got to check out some exclusive gameplay behind closed doors and this year, we got to see some more footage of the upcoming gaming by CD Project Red.  What was cool about this revelation was that we got to see a character being played by Keanu Reeves. The game is set in a dystopian future where humans can upgrade their bodies with augmentations. Being a CD Projekt Red game, we can expect some killer plots and RPG mechanics that we've been familiar with from the Witcher series. The expectation for this game is very high and we hope the developers can deliver.  2. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order' (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - November 2019 EA has not come out with a single-player story-driven game every since the company switched its strategy to live service titles. However, this we got to see Respawn Entertainment's “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order” gameplay that blew us away from the start.  You will play as one of the last remaining Jedis after the Empire has taken over the galaxy. The gameplay footage showed us what we can do in the game i.e. weird lightsabers, use force powers to defeat enemies and interact with the environment, and go on an adventure with your own cute little droid.  3. 'Watch Dogs: Legion' (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia) - March 2020 Watch Dogs is coming back in the form of 'Watch Dogs: Legion' that will be set in post-Brexit London. The city is under a paramilitary organisation called 'Albion' after the fall of the Government and it is up to you to take on the authority. As a part of a rebellious group called DedSec, you will be playing as multiple characters to take on Albion with gadgets, hacking and good old shooting.  The coolest part about this game is that you can play as any character you want in the city. You can play as a master assassin, a gifted hacker or even as an old lady. Ubisoft says that you will be able to recruit anyone and the cutscenes in the game will adjust according to who you are playing as. We highly recommend you check out the gameplay footage above to know more about this game.  4. 'Ghostwire: Tokyo' The game was showcased at Bethesda's E3 conference and was met with good reception at the expo and on Twitter. The game is basically a scary, action-adventure game where citizens of Tokyo are disappearing for some odd reason. Your job is to find out why and that's all we got to see from this teaser trailer. From the makers of “The Evil Within,” you really should check out what they have in store for us.  5. Doom Eternal (PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia - November 2020 A brand new Doom game is coming for fans next year where the forces of Hell have begun to invade Earth, and the Doom Slayer arrives to repel the demons. It is the fifth main title in the Doom series and put heavy emphasis on "push-forward" combat. Creative director Hugo Martin has stated there will be twice as many demon types in this game and we can't wait to get our hands on it. Check out the gameplay footage above if you can handle it. 

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4 Brilliant Ways To Upgrade Your Summer Wardrobe With Comfortable Clothing

A typical summer is a burst of heat and humidity and preps for style conscious men begins here. A melange of lightweight fabrics, colours and cuts invite less sweat and you can wear them without any second guesses. With that in mind, here's our list of all the things you need for summers.   1. Lightweight Fabrics Think cotton, linen, chambray and lightweight denim that instantly mark you stylish. All these fabrics are perfect for summer days and they come with a guarantee to shield your style when the heat level shoots up.   __ECOMPRODUCT__5__  __ECOMPRODUCT__12__ 2. Pastels for the win A sartorial switch up is what your style needs right now and for that, get ready to welcome pastel colours, revived in shirts, trousers and many other trends. It may seem overwhelming because you are about to keep your neutrals aside, but our curated collection has just the right spectrum of hues. So feel free to play around!   __ECOMPRODUCT__6__ __ECOMPRODUCT__7__ __ECOMPRODUCT__13__  3. Relaxed fits If you are running, heading to work or just lazing around over the weekend, the very first thing to consider is comfort. For instance, a pastel coloured t-shirt and relaxed chinos to go with it is a perfect off-duty choice. The key to nail the summer look is by sticking to breathable and airy silhouettes.   __ECOMPRODUCT__15__  __ECOMPRODUCT__17__ __ECOMPRODUCT__19__ 4. Edgy silhouettes There are no rules for the new age man and if you ever needed a visual representation of what styles they wear, check out these edgy silhouettes that are asymmetrical, relaxed and sophisticated.  __ECOMPRODUCT__21__ __ECOMPRODUCT__23__ __ECOMPRODUCT__24__ Get ready for a brilliant Summer with these sartorial hacks.

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