There are some who turn into travel junkies,and then there are those who take their passion for travel and turn it into purpose. This week, Soaib Grewal interviews Michael Lyngdoh, co-founder of Tripoto, a technology startup that changed the travel game in India.
After enduring a heart-breaking loss at Edgbaston, the Indian cricket team was looking to turn things around against England in the second Test at Lord's on 9th August. The Indian fans were surely expecting some noticeable changes in the line-up with hopes of an improved showing from the world's no. 1 Test side.
But, contrary to popular perception, the turn of events on the first day left everyone disappointed. Thanks to the incessant rains in London, the first day's play was called off, leaving the fans and the players from both the sides frustrated.
Will India make a good start at Lord's or can England tame the visitors in the second consecutive game? All these questions were lingering on the minds of fans and cricket pundits alike ahead of the second Test. And, Day 1 eventually being washed off only made everyone wait a little more for the answers.
Update - Day 1 play has been called off here at @HomeOfCricket.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/hCY5Z2dHC6
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 9, 2018
With not even a single ball was bowled on Day 1, cricket fans didn't have much to enjoy, which probably explains why the Indian cricket team's menu for lunch ended up grabbing the spotlight.
While it was pouring down heavily outside, Virat Kohli's men were digging into chicken tikka, dal and lasagne amongst other dishes. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared the picture of the players' lunch menu for Day 1 on Twitter. "Delicious and how. Lunch menu for Day 1 here at @HomeOfCricket. #ENGvIND," the Indian cricket board tweeted.
Delicious and how.
Lunch menu for Day 1 here at @HomeOfCricket.#ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/WomcJwF4U8
— BCCI (@BCCI) August 9, 2018
The menu began with wild mushroom and chestnut soup which was followed by fresh lamb saddle, roasted stone bass and chicken lasagne. In order to make the visitors feel at home, the menu also included Indian dishes like chicken tikka curry, paneer tikka curry, dal and mixed vegetables.
Then, there were prawns, mashed potato, basmati rice, popadoms, baby carrots and corn, French beans, garden salad and boiled eggs to satiate the hunger of Indian cricketers. For dessert, the players had a wide range to choose from: apple pie custard, dark chocolate and cherry cheesecake, fresh fruit salad and ice-cream.
The tweet carrying details of the players' lunch menu was equally liked, shared and commented upon. While some couldn't stop themselves from drooling over the delicacies, others wasted no time in using their wit to poke fun at the Indian cricket board.
No Amritsari Kulcha No Laccha Paratha No Missi Roti No Butter Naan No Kadhi Chawal No Rajma Chawal No Chole Bhature No Pav Bhaaji
How do we #LoveLords? ð
— Rukhster (@Ashish515) August 9, 2018
Indeed great menu @RaviShastriOfc #ENGvIND pic.twitter.com/jCYNGrbMuC
— Abhijna Ram (@abhijna_ram) August 9, 2018
Ok.. I want Apple pie with custardððâ¤
— Aparna (@AparnaPramanik4) August 9, 2018
I guess today's match was cancelled considering this menu. #ENGvIND
— Rohit mali (@rohitknowsu2) August 9, 2018
No wonder !!!! pic.twitter.com/nFd2bQ8biX
— I Love Mithunda (@ilovemithunda) August 9, 2018
Itna khaane ke baad India wale khelne se rahe ð #ENGvIND
— à¤µà¤¿à¤à¥à¤°à¤®à¤¾à¤¦à¤¿à¤¤à¥à¤¯ à¤¸à¤¿à¤à¤¹ (@nawab_lucknow) August 9, 2018
Drinks mein whisky yaa beer?
— MERA_BHASAN-HI_TERA_RASAN (@pradhansujit7) August 9, 2018
Imagine reaching home after a tiring day at work and your landlord hands you the electricity bill. You look at the bill and you can feel the ground beneath your feet shaking. Why? Because the electricity bill is not in hundreds or thousands, but in several lakhs and you clearly did not see it coming with your greasy glasses.
This is a major problem which our protagonists will fight against for the most part of 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu', a movie that explores the issue of power or electricity theft like no one else.
If you follow Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Yami Gautam on social media, then you must have already come across the posters and regular updates about this movie. Unfortunately, the trailer that released today is like a fused bulb, which did not create the kind of magic we expected from the makers of 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha'.
After giving us a movie like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', a brilliant take on the problem of open defecation, our expectations were high from 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'. However, keeping the weird accent and forced humour aside, the trailer had some good moments from the film's cast - Shahid, Shraddha, Yami and Divyendu Sharma.
Set in the backdrop of a small town in Uttrakhand, the trailer stars Shahid, an advocate by profession, as a carefree person who doesn't care about the problem of power-cuts. In fact, he's made ways with the darkness in his town and starts romanticising with the problem, until his friend (Divyendu Sharma) decides to open a factory and soon gets slapped with an electricity bill of several lakhs.
Under the pressure of being unable to pay the monstrous bill, his friend commits suicide and Shahid decides to drag the electricity company to the court and teach them a lesson.
Directed by Shree Narayan Singh, 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu' is releasing on September 21.
For a very long time now, people have been clamouring to see Salman Khan and Deepika Padukone together in a movie, however, no maker was able to pull off this mega star power casting, and now, it seems like Sanjay Leela Bhansali might just have done the unimaginable.
The famous filmmaker is all set to bring his favourites together on-screen, giving Bollywood a new on-screen couple to look forward to.
While the two actors have expressed their desire to work with each other, nothing seemed to be coming through. But now, it looks like the fans will finally get what they have been waiting for.
If reports are to be believed, Bhansali is keen on casting both the actors in leading roles for his next movie 'Inshallah'.
It's no secret that after Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Deepika Padukone became his ultimate muse.
The director and the stunning diva have given us three amazing films so far, 'Goliyon Ki Rasleela Ram-Leela', 'Bajirao Mastani' and 'Padmaavat', that became blockbusters and were loved by the audience. And now once again, Deepika is his leading lady. Interestingly though, Bhansali seems to be veering towards Salman, instead of Ranveer Singh.
Talking about the movie, a source revealed to a leading daily. "Inshallah might be the title of the film that will reunite Sanjay and Salman. He got the title registered last week with IMPAA. And looking at Bhansali's working style, he might take six to nine months to complete the final draft of the script, and he may start shooting by next year, after Salman is done with his other prior commitments including his next film, Bharat.”
If things go as planned, then Salman and Bhansali will be working together after a gap of 11 years since 'Saawariya'.
The movie will hit the screens on Eid 2020, and we can't help but say 'Inshallah'.
I think everyone, including the mysterious Kiki herself, is as done with the stupid 'Kiki Challenge' as I am, and we just want the internet to move on to the next trend and let this one die a peaceful death.
But, as sick of it as we are, it's nothing compared to how much the different police departments in our country have come to hate this viral challenge. I mean, after all the PSAs and tweets warning against it, people still don't get it and continue to put their life in danger for some views online.
Now, even the Railway Protection Force (RPF) has had to step in to save people from killing themselves.
Recently, a video on the YouTube channel 'Funcho Entertainment' caused a lot of problems for the people running the channel. The 'Kiki Challenge' video posted by Nishant Rajendra Shah (20), Dhruv Anil Shah (23), and Shyam Rajkumar Sharma (24) was considered so dangerous, that all three of them were actually arrested.
Side note – the video currently has over 2 million views, so you know stupidity is actually rewarding. It's such a sad world we live in.
The part that caused the controversy was when they were dancing to the song in a moving train at Virar station's Platform No. 1. I don't even have to explain how unsafe that is.
A Western Railways official said, “We will take legal action against Dhruv Shah as Funcho Entertainment belongs to him and even he is featured in this video. Making such videos on local trains is illegal.”
And now, the action has been taken as promised and boy, it's a good one. The punishment is so hilarious yet appropriate, and it honestly seems like the best course of action
The three were given a penalty for breaking the law at the Vasai railway court, and have been ordered to do the following:
- Clean up the Vasai railway station three times this week,
- Visit the stations from 11 am to 2 pm and from 3 to 5 pm to prevent other commuters from practising such stunts,
- Film themselves raising awareness against such stunts and show it as proof to the court.
The culprits have not yet given any statement regarding this but they did write “Everything is fine guys. We're all good. You'll get all the updates of what exactly happened and everything in one of our upcoming video. Till then stay tuned,” in the description of their video.
People are loving this punishment and sharing on Twitter how brilliant it is.
Truly a brilliant judgement. Clean the railway station for three days. ð No sarcasm, no jokes. I truly appreciate this decision. Simply wish for more such judgements for other petty crimes. #india #kikichallenge #india #Mumbaihttps://t.co/A67nC7xeD4 pic.twitter.com/Dn487WUmG1
— Anirudh (@rudha13) August 9, 2018
This is kind of funny. Next time while boarding a running train, please dont smile. #KikiChallenge #ARRESTED https://t.co/N5Md3iTKbF
— Siddhesh Shirwadkar (@PrimeOneSid) August 9, 2018
And, don't forget.
We love your safety and can't leave it to be decided by Kiki! #GetInToTheCar #kikiChallenge #InMySafetyFeelings pic.twitter.com/OqOgmPgJA6
— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) August 2, 2018
Whether you talk about it or not, all men have a few basic grooming routines that they follow religiously. And if you've been missing out on it all, (“cause boys don't care about it”) oh boy, you have a lot of catching up to do.
The first step in grooming is narrowing down the products. While there are ample of options in the market, we think the organic, all natural products always work best for the skin.
So, here's a list of the top organic grooming essentials that'll change everything you think about men's 'vanity'!
1. Anti-Acne Face Wash
Men get acne! Let's talk about it and work towards beating it. You often travel a lot throughout the day and that leaves a lot of dirt on your skin. The Saint Beard Anti-Acne Face Wash will give you a deep cleanse and will help you fight that unexpected acne and pimples. It just cleans your skin but also has a cooling effect. Made with Tea oil and Argan oil, it helps to repair, moisturize and exfoliate the skin.
2. Beard Wax
No one likes a shabby beard. Groom it, style it and work it! All you need is an all natural beard wax. You just need to follow a few quick steps to work it right:
STEP 1: After drying your beard, scrape off a thumbnail-sized dab of beard wax on your thumb
STEP 2: Rub the wax on your palm to make it melt. If you don't melt it, it will leave sticky clumps in your beard.
STEP 3: Apply it on your beard in a downwards motion.
3. Green Clay Mask
The 100% French Green Clay mask gives your skin a perfect detox and brightens it. The product includes minerals like magnesium, calcium, potassium, zinc, cobalt and others to treat a variety of skin problems. If you have persistent acne problems, try the clay mask to give your skin a breather with the detox. All you need to do is add water to the mask and make it into a paste to apply on your skin. Once it's dried up, you just need to rinse it off. You can also add aloe juice, milk, yoghurt or honey to give your skin more nutrition.
4. Organic Shampoo
If you think you can make do by using your mom/sister/partner's shampoo you couldn't be more wrong. You need a shampoo that suits your hair and nourishes them well. The Rustic Art organic shampoo has the goodness of lavender, lemongrass and chamomile to keep your hair healthy. This hand blended and natural vegan shampoo is a better choice from most of the shampoos available in the market that are full of chemicals and other artificial elements.
5. Beard Brush
Grow a beard all you want but be man enough to groom it right! Don't let your love for beards give you a shabby and unkempt look. This Boar Bristle beard brush from St. Beard will help you groom and tidy up your grizzly beard. It will also help you spread the beard wax evenly.
6. Anti-Ageing And Wrinkle Free Cream
It's not about vanity, it's about keeping your skin healthy in the later years of your life and the only problem is, you need to start early! Add this organic anti-ageing cream to your everyday routine to relax those deep stress lines and wrinkles. It also helps to rejuvenate and hydrate your skin. The green tea extracts in the cream, lifts and makes your skin firm.
And you can find all of these wonderful products and much more at the one-stop-shop for all things good- Qtrove.com.
They make sure that they deliver only the best to you. This curated marketplace exhibits and sells only natural and sustainable products from passionate sellers across the country. The products are made naturally and consciously by local sellers for Qtrove.com, which intends to bring their products to the national audience.
So, it's time to say bye to mass-produced and boring factory-made goods. At Qtrove.com, products are made in limited numbers, either by hand or in small facilities with individual care. Embrace Qtrove.com as your go-to marketplace for all things pure and good. Spread the good karma by embracing the ultimate shop for good things- Qtrove.com!
Even though we've seen everything about the Galaxy Note 9 thanks to a collection of leaks in the past few weeks, Samsung announced their flagship smartphone today. The South Korean company announced the Galaxy Note 9 in New York today and here's what the smartphone is all about.
Specifications And Features
The Galaxy Note 9 has a 6.4-inch (16.26 cm) QHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio and has a resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. Currently, the smartphone runs on Android 8.1 out of the box and will be getting support for Android Pie sometime later in the year. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 845 SoC in the United States; however, India will be getting a variant with the Exynos 9820 processor. The processor is clocked at 1.9 GHz and is paired with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. In terms of battery, the smartphone is outfitted with a 4,000 mAh battery and is expected to last longer than its predecessor. The battery can be charged wireless and also supports quick charging. The smartphone is also outfitted with a fingerprint sensor at the back and has the additional feature of IRIS scanning. In terms of internal storage, the smartphone will come in two variants i.e. 128GB (6GB RAM) and 512 GB (8GB RAM). Internal storage can also be expanded to 1TB, thanks to the new microSD slot.
The Galaxy Note 9 has a dual camera setup at the rear, both being 12-megapixel sensors. The primary sensor has a variable aperture of f/1.5-2.4 (1.4µm), optical image stabilisation and has dual pixel phase detection autofocus. The secondary camera has an aperture of f/2.4 and supports 2x optical zoom. The dual camera setup can also take portrait images that give a blur effect behind a subject. The camera is capable of taking videos at different speeds and frame rate, i.e. 2160p@60fps, 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR, and also features dual-video recording.
The All New S Pen
The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a brand new S Pen that does more than just being a stylus. The new S Pen is powered by Bluetooth and has a button for additional functionality. For example, the S Pen button can be used to play/pause music and can also be used to control the camera. The S Pen will flip the phone's camera with a double tap of the button. It can even take pictures for you without ever touching the phone. The S Pen can also be used to give presentations on Microsoft Powerpoint The S Pen will work for 30 minutes after 40 seconds of charging which is remarkable considering it has Bluetooth support.
Samsung has also refined the AR Emoji feature on the smartphone that is now capable of detecting facial expressions with more accuracy. In other features, the Galaxy Note 9 also has better support Samsung DeX, which will transform the smartphone into a full-blown PC when connected via the special dock.
Pricing And Other Details
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 will retail for $1000 (128GB) and $1250 (8GB + 512GB). The smartphone will launch in four colours i.e. blue, brown, black, lavender and grey. The Galaxy Note 9 is expected to launch in India later this month and we will be right there with you to give you the news.
You have heard her sing the super hit song 'Jaani' and we are sure you've also been grooving to the hit 'Tere Naal Nachna', also sung by her. We are currently crushing hard on the Punjabi 'Patola' Sunanda Sharma, and can you blame us?
Duet with @sunanda_ss
A post shared by O.N.E. â¶ï¸ 17.8.18 (@badboyshah) on Jul 9, 2018 at 10:34am PDT
She has made her way into Bollywood with not just this party song, but also with Diljit's 'Sajjan Singh Rangroot'.
VE KUDIYAN UDEEKAN PEENGHAN TEEJð VE FIRDAUSIA ð Es gaane nu shoot karde tym mann bhareya bhareya e reha c set teð @rajranjodhji veera ðð»
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Mar 28, 2018 at 10:13pm PDT
SACHI GAL TAN EHE AA, K HUN TUHANU MAINU DEKHAN DI AADAT PAI GAYI AAâºï¸ JEETI ♥ï¸
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Mar 25, 2018 at 1:07am PDT
Her stunning simplicity has bowled us over, and she looks like the 'girl-next-door' we all wish we had
SANU DHARTI MILI HAI PYAAR DI♥ï¸ HALE SARA AKAASH BAAKI HAI ð
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Mar 4, 2018 at 3:06am PST
Don't be scared to be ALONEðð¼ GOALS ARE PERSONAL ð¤ð»
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on May 28, 2018 at 10:36am PDT
She started off by uploading covers on YouTube and in no time, became a rising star before being noticed by the big names in the industry.
Tommorow - Tommorow - eh tommorow ki hai ? Eh ta tommorow e pata laguga na ð¤¦ð»âï¸ðð¼âï¸
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Jul 28, 2018 at 8:53am PDT
DON'T DOUBT, DON'T POUT, FIGURE IT OUT .âð»
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Jul 25, 2018 at 3:42am PDT
1800 comments ð¬ð¬ as a answer to my question that should i make a dance cover for my song “TERE NAL NACHNA “ and u guys said “YES”ðð»ðð»ðð» so , i will post the dance cover very soon. ððð
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Jul 21, 2018 at 9:58am PDT
Her beauty lies in her innocence which shows on her gorgeous face.
These pictures shows the impact of Happy thoughts going on in my mind ..â¨ð« Rate this out of 10?ð¤
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Jun 24, 2018 at 6:54am PDT
Kuch bhi ho jaye,, Bas khush raho ððð¼
A post shared by Sunanda Sharma (@sunanda_ss) on Jun 7, 2018 at 5:10am PDT
If you haven't heard her latest track, then check it out here: