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5 Last Minute Goodies To Buy For Die-Hard FIFA Fans

Football fans, the World Cup that you have been waiting for is finally here! FIFA 2018 hosted by Russia is all set to begin today. While you may have read each and every article regarding team statistics, match predictions and what to expect from the World Cup, we bring you the gear that you need.  Nope we aren't talking about fancy new boots or the official match ball, but we bring you the fan merchandise that you absolutely need by your side as you cheer for your team! 1. T-shirts by Ektarfa © Ektarfa The first thing you need is a T-shirt. While you may have the “official looking” country jerseys, trust me it is time to get over them and buy graphic style T-shirts to wear for match screenings. With a wide variety from Russia 2018 Cup to country special T-shirt. Ektarfa has all you need! Buy it here 2. Mugs by Poster Gully © Postergully A great way to show off team support, mugs are an item that will stay with you forever. Pour your drink of choice and watch your favourite players kick some ass. Poster Gully offers a range of stylish mugs. Buy it Here 3. Socks by Balenzia © Balenzia Wanna show your team support even at the office? These FIFA inspired exclusive socks collection by Balenzia is your perfect answer. Available in multiple options, it is a great way to show team support even at an office presentation! Buy it Here 4. Sunglasses by Big Small © Bigsmall These funky sunglasses are worth a buy if you are a crazy FIFA Fan! Wear one of these and stand out in the crowd on a screening night. Big-Small offers a range of options to chose from. Buy it Here 5. Phone Covers by Cover It Up © coveritup Finally the last item on the list is a phone cover. Everytime you attend a call or send a message, show off your team support. Buy all kinds of covers at Cover it Up! Buy it Here Takeaway: So what are you waiting for? Go grab them now!

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Chinese Man Tries To Bless His Rs. 50 Lakh BMW With Incense Sticks, Burns It Instead

In India, the common tradition when you buy a brand new car, is to take it to a temple or any other religious place of worship and have it blessed by the priest. Well, turns out that the Chinese are pretty religious and sentimental about their materialistic things just like us. However, all didn't go well with a certain Chinese man in Jiangsu city. He purchased a brand new BMW worth Rs. 50 lakhs and like any normal person, wanted to have it blessed. However, things went downhill after he placed some burning incense sticks around his car which ended up in the vehicle going up completely in flames! In the video, you can see him covering the car with a red cloth for offering prayers. It is quite possible that the material was highly flammable and it caught on fire from the burning incense, which ended up burning the BMW. Honestly, some people should just let some sense prevail when mixing their sentimental thoughts and actions with logic.  While we can't even imagine the pain the poor man must be going through, people on social media, however, are joking about it on the lines of how perhaps his 'sacrifice' was accepted by the benevolent Gods!  

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4 Bizarre Incidents That Marred The Rich History Of FIFA World Cup

World Cups and controversies go hand in hand. The stakes are high, and the nerves are tense. Uncontrollable emotions often end up triggering unwanted actions that make it to the headlines not just for that day, but for years to come. We remember these incidents, as much as we remember the beautiful moments and thrilling victories. For every Van Persie wonder goal against Spain, there is a Frank Rijkaard spit to be recalled, and for every Luiz Ronaldo's nutmeg goal, there is a Rivaldo corner line histrionics to be recalled. Talking about controversies, today, we will take a look at some of the most bizarre incidents at the FIFA World Cup. From controversial walk-offs, fights to intense drama, here are the top 4 shockers in the history of the mega event: 1. Spain Sack Coach Julen Lopetegui (2018)  © Reuters Just 48 hours prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Spain announced that they are sacking coach Julen Lopetegui. Let's put this into context – Spain won the FIFA World Cup 2010, but quite shockingly they were ousted during the group stages of World Cup 2014. After this bizarre exit, they assembled a formidable squad that won 9 out of 10 games during the qualifiers, scoring 36 goals and conceding just 3! They were touted as one of the sure-shot semi-finalists in the upcoming mega event. But as fate would have it, just three days before the World Cup 2018, Real Madrid announced that they had found a replacement for Zidane in Spain's coach Lopetegui. The Spanish Football Federation management was furious, apparently because they weren't informed of these proceedings. They sacked Lopetegui. 2. Nicolas Anelka Abuses Coach Raymond Domenech (2010)  © Reuters After losing out to Italy in the 2006 World Cup, France came with a renewed zest as one of the top contenders in a country that they had once colonized – South Africa. France had a rather poor start to the 2010 World Cup, wherein they drew the first game with Uruguay, and then lost 2-0 to Mexico. Following a poor display, Anelka was substituted during the match against Mexico. Unable to bear the substitution, Anekla hurled the nastiest of expletives at his coach Raymond Domenech. He then refused to apologize and was sent home from the World Cup, and subsequently banned. 3. Zidane Headbutts Materazzi (2006)  © Reuters The man who had played a pivotal role in France's 1998 World Cup win was once again at the center of the action at the 2006 mega event. Zidane had already announced that this would be his last World Cup, but looking at the way he bossed around, it seemed like he could play another! Zidane single-handedly destroyed teams like Spain, Portugal, and Brazil to take his team into the final. But on the big day, arguably one of the greatest players ever lost his cool when Materazzi abused his sister. Zidane head-butted the Italian and was sent off from the summit clash. And, the rest is history. 4. Kuwait National Team's Mid-Game Walk-Off (1982)  The Kuwaiti national team was playing its first-ever World Cup in Spain in 1982. In just their second game, they faced Platini's France. Obviously, France had the upper hand throughout the game and were routing Kuwait 3-1. The stop-watch showed 80 minutes when Platini played a through ball that was picked up by Giresse, who converted it into a wonderful goal. But someone from the crowd had whistled, leading the Kuwait squad to believe that the game had been stopped. The team was annoyed, and their Sheikh - watching from the stands - was infuriated. He called for his players to walk off in the middle of the game - and they did. However, the referee disallowed the goal and called the team back. But France scored one more and finished the game.

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5 Things To Talk About On Your First Date So The Chances Of A Second One Seem Brighter

We did an article recently on 'things to avoid talking about on your first date' and most people demanded we talk about what should be talked about on the first date instead. Fair enough. It's a nervous affair. You've just met her off Tinder or at a bar or even at a friend's party and you've hit it off well and have asked her out for a date. And guess what, she says yes! Let the nervousness settle in and tell yourself you're going to have a blast on your date. © Thinsktock Of course, the usual tricks of the trade like being confident, polite and gentleman like are too old to keep telling you about them, so instead we're going to talk about things you should talk about on your first date with her, to obviously get her interested in you, so you can have a second date! Here are 5 things you should talk about on your first date. Let Her Know You're Nervous It's a bit endearing to let her know you're nervous on your first date. It tells her you're confident enough to spill the beans about how you actually feel. Chances are that's she's nervous too, so coming and admitting you're nervous can be a great icebreaker. It just helps take the pressure off. Ask Questions Women usually don't like men who just talk about themselves or don't talk at all. So keep a balance. Ask her questions and answer her questions as well. If you ask her what she loves doing in her free time, she will ask you the same question back, Just don't go on about it for 30 minutes! Ask her another question, to get to know her better, while she does the same. If you're shy or don't know what to ask, since you're nervous, think of some questions before your date and keep them ready. It's okay to do a bit of homework! Play A Quick Rapid Fire If you're a confident guy you can easily play a quick game of rapid fire with her. This is the best way to break the ice and have some fun. You can shoot some questions her way with two choices and get her to answer them, in order to get to know her better. For instance, you can start with 'dogs or cats' and follow up with similar questions. Talk About A Funny Experience I am sure you've had plenty of experiences and adventures and you can definitely pull a funny one out and narrate it to her. If you're thinking about how to tickle her funny bone, there isn't a better way to do it than with a story that's absolutely funny. Make sure you narrate it in a way that sounds funny and not lame. If she laughs, you're good to go. Be Attentive You can pick on cues on what to talk to her about by gauging what she says. So pay very close attention to what she says at all times. If she's talking about what she does, ask her something related to that or talk about something you derive from that, to carry the flow of the conversation. If you have the flow going, you're good for the entire evening. You can have many conversations thereon and end the evening on a good note and a possible second date. So, in case you're super nervous for your date, don't be. Just be cool and confident and say the right things.

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After Looking At Inspector Simmba's Muscles, Millions Of People Now Want To Get Arrested By Him

If you had to compare Ranveer Singh to a Hollywood actor, who will it be? I know most of you will be like, “Blah Admin! It's Ryan Reynolds, of course! We've seen 'Deadpool 2'.” Well, some might call him the Ryan Reynolds of Bollywood, for his wit and sense of humour; but you guys are wrong. © Instagram The only actor that I can think of, after looking at Ranveer Singh's latest pictures is actor Christian Bale. People know Bale as the ultimate shape-shifter and we even did an investigation on the same. And Ranveer's latest transformation has confirmed that it is only him who can come close to Bale's shape-shifting abilities. © Instagram First he gained weight for 'Padmaavat' and then literally shrunk down into a thin guy for Zoya Akhtar's 'Gully Boy'. © Instagram Now, Ranveer has once again turned his beast mode on for Rohit Shetty's 'Simmba' and the latest picture posted by his fitness instructor Lloyd Stevens, speaks volumes about how dedicated Ranveer is towards his character of Inspector Sangram 'Simmba' Bhalerao. After all, criminals won't take you seriously if you don't look like this. Lloyd wrote, “Safe to say Inspector #Simmba is putting on some decent muscle mass.” Safe to say Inspector #Simmba is putting on some decent muscle mass ðªð½ð®ð¾‍âï¸ @ranveersingh #badass #cop - #beastmode #ranveersingh #bollywood #muscle #fitness #nutrition #gym #consistency #menshealth #mensfitness #trainhard #trainsmart #fit #wellness #positivevibes #positiveenergy A post shared by Lloyd Stevens (@lloydstevenspt) on Jun 13, 2018 at 4:05am PDT And with this we are also sure that Ranveer's moustache or the number of cars blown up in the air won't be the only talking point of the film. Clearly, his fans are thrilled by this insane transformation and some are willing to even get arrested by him. Well, at least Rohit Shetty won't have to search for jail inmates for his 'Simmba'; he can pick and audition people from Ranveer's 13 million fans only.

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Saudi Arabia: Green Falcons Hoping For A Miracle To Go Past The Group Stage At The FIFA World Cup

The Saudi Arabian national football team is easily the weakest team on paper in Group A. They haven't been helped by the three managerial changes in the last year and current coach Juan Antonio Pizzi will have to work wonders for the team in the group stages of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. They stand at the 67th place in the FIFA World Rankings. History © Reuters Arriving as the tournament's lowest-ever ranked side, Saudi Arabia may not be the most prolific achievers at the World Cup, but their football history states that they are not just heading to Russia for the sake of showing up. In the 1994 World Cup, the Saudi Arabia team had qualified from their group with wins against Morocco and Belgium to set them up with a last-16 tie against Sweden which they lost 3-1. Saudi Arabia is a three-time AFC Asian Cup champion and is generally considered one of the strongest sides in Asia. This will be Saudi Arabia's fifth World Cup appearance; the last time they qualified for the World Cup was 12 years ago, back in 2006. They've failed to make it out of the group stage in all of those attempts, the exception came in 1994 when they lost to Sweden 3-1 in the Round of 16 in the USA. Current Form © Reuters Saudi Arabia's revolving-door managerial policy has seen six managers come and go in the last five years, including three changes in the months between September-November 2017. Their current manager, Juan Antonio Pizzi, only took charge in November last year after resigning as Chile's manager, after they failed to qualify for the World Cup. The team is top-heavy and mainly relies on their attackers. However, they do have the experience to help them in their defence - something that may come in handy during the tournament. Their players are all based at home, but it's worth noting that nine of the current players in the squad have trained with La Liga sides and did manage to get some game time in Spain this year - thanks to the loan deals. Expectations At The World Cup © Reuters To stand any chance of qualifying from their group, Saudi Arabia must win against Russia in the first game of the tournament. The chances of Uruguay or Egypt losing against them are very slim, but three points against the hosts and a draw against one of the other sides could be enough for them to advance and equal their record finish in the last 16.  They might have lost 2-1 in the friendly against Italy, but the Green Falcons showed a lot of heart which confirms that they could prove to be a tricky opponent in Russia. While the group they have been handed is far from difficult, Saudi Arabia's lack of quality and experience in top-class tournaments makes it unlikely for them to reach the knockout stage. But they will at least have the honor of becoming the first Asian nation ever to play in the opening game when they take on Russia in Moscow on 14th June. In their group, Uruguay, undoubtedly, have the best chance to finish the group stage at the top of the table with the other spot is likely to be secured by Egypt, considering Salah's love affair with goals this year. Saudi Arabia will have to rely on miracles if they are to progress further into the competition. Squad Goalkeepers: Mohammed Al-Owais, Yasser Al-Musailem, Abdullah Al-Mayuf. Defenders: Mansoor Al-Harbi, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Mohammed Al-Breik, Motaz Hawsawi, Osama Hawsawi, Omar Hawsawi, Ali Al-Bulaihi. Midfielders: Abdullah Al-Khaibari, Abdulmalek Al-Khaibri, Abdullah Otayf, Taiseer Al-Jassim, Houssain Al-Mogahwi, Salman Al-Faraj, Mohamed Kanno, Hattan Bahebri, Salem Al-Dawsari, Yehya Al-Shehri. Forwards: Fahad Al-Muwallad, Mohammad Al-Sahlawi, Muhannad Assiri.

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AI Has Already Predicted The Winner Of FIFA World Cup 2018 And It Sounds Believable

Going through a crude mixture of data, econometrics, and machine learning, Goldman Sachs has predicted that Brazil will win the FIFA World Cup in Russia this year. Goldman Sachs arrived at the answer by firing up machine learning to run 2,00,000 scenarios, mining team data and individual player attributes that enabled them to project-specific match scores. This process has enabled them to project-specific match results after which they have simulated over 1 million variations of the tournament draw to calculate the probable winner. © FIFA This isn't the first time their AI has tried to predict a tournament winner. Goldman Sachs had also predicted back in 2014 that Brazil would lift the World Cup. Unfortunately, Brazil lost to Germany in the semi-final, leading to a final clash between Germany and Argentina, which the former won 1-0. According to the study, France has better chances of winning the cup than Germany but its semi-final match with Brazil is likely to dash all its hopes. Russia although being the host and in a fairly easy group, they are forecasted to crash out of the tournament in the group stages itself. © FIFA In the other semi-finals, Germany will finally put an end to Cristiano Ronaldo's campaign to win a World Cup as the Die Mannschaft have better odds against Portugal. Argentina and Spain are expected to underperform, both crashing out in the quarterfinals. The authors of the study have added a disclaimer as well stating, "But the forecasts remain highly uncertain, even with the fanciest statistical techniques, simply because football is quite an unpredictable game. This is, of course, precisely why the World Cup will be so exciting to watch." © Kremlin A separate AI run by researchers from the Technical University of Dortmund in Germany predict that Spain has the best chances of winning at 17.8 percent after 100,000 different simulations. The predictions are based on the standard decision tree model, which suffers from a problem known as overfitting. Overfitting refers to a model that models the training data too well. Overfitting happens when a model learns the detail and noise in the training data to the extent that it negatively impacts the performance of the model on new data. Source: Goldman Sachs

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Varun Dhawan Just Wore A Pair Of Shoes That Will Make Salman Khan Fight With Pharrell Williams

We are really digging Varun Dhawan's new moustached avatar for 'Sui Dhaga'. He looks like a completely different person, and in a very good way. However, facial hair is not the only area he is experimenting with. He just wore a dope pair of shoes that can potentially give rise to a fight between Salman Khan and Pharrell Williams. Confused? Read on. © Viral Bhayani Varun was spotted wearing an extremely unusual camo-on-camo ensemble, that beautifully complements his super macho moustache. But, our eyes got stuck on something else entirely. His shoes.  © Viral Bhayani Varun wore a pair of Adidas x Pharrell Williams NMDs. Pharrell has been praised by celebs all over because of these shoes - right from Ellen DeGeneres to our own Ranveer Singh. But you just need to look at them once to figure out why Bhai might have an issue. © Viral Bhayani Yes, you're right. You got it. The shoes say 'Being Human'. *Awkward!* © Viral Bhayani We all know how special 'Being Human' as a brand is, when it comes to Salman. But well, technically the Adidas x Pharrell NMDs are characterized by the inclusion of different words stitched on the sneakers. From that perspective, 'Being Human' in this case are just two words, that give the pair of shoes its distinctively philosophical aesthetic and nothing more. But we hope everyone agrees to that perspective! © Viral Bhayani All we can say is that Varun, this look is great on you, and we absolutely are in love with those shoes.

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7 Foods That Contain Almost Zero Calories & Are A Good Addition To Everyday Meals

I am sure that you're aware of the fact that your body needs the energy to digest the food that you eat. Therefore, your body burns calories while it makes an effort to digest it. So, wouldn't it make more sense to consume more 'calorie-less' foods if your target is to lose fat and weight? After all, the more calorie deficit you create, the more reason you give your body to utilize all the stored fat reserves in the body.  Though there isn't any food item that has zero calories as such, there are certain food items that have less number of calories than what your body needs to burn. Following is the list of such food items: 1) Beets © Pixabay Easily available at your nearby vegetable market, beets serve as a very good option to be taken as a part of a salad or to prepare them as cooked vegetables. Beets have only 55 calories per cup of around 130 grams. A cup of beets is enough to douse your hunger pangs for some time, while hardly adding anything to your calorie intake for the day. 2) Carrots © Pixabay Available in two colors, orange and red, carrots have only 50 calories in a serving of about 120 grams. A one-cup serving of carrots also fulfills your daily requirement of vitamin A by more than a hundred percent. Carrots can also be used as part of regular green salads or could be cooked with other vegetables. 3) Cucumbers © Pixabay This vegetable is consumed on a large scale in urban as well as rural areas, due to its easy availability and low pricing. Since they are mostly water, a single serving of cucumber gives you only 10 calories from 50 grams of cucumber. You can use them as a side dish with your other food items to increase the satiety index of the food, while keeping your calorie intake in check. 4) Iceberg Lettuce © Pixabay A standard for every Caesar salad, lettuce is one of the healthiest calorie-less food items. It is rich in vitamin A, K and also has good folate content in it. A single bowl serving of around 70 grams of lettuce has only 10 calories. Lettuce can easily be added to salads and sandwiches and offers great taste too. 5) Mushrooms © Pixabay A meat substitute for vegetarians, mushrooms can be cooked in various delicious ways. A cup of 70 grams of a serving of mushrooms gives you only 15 calories. Its easy availability also makes it a good choice for diet conscious people. 6) Zucchini © Pixabay Another low-calorie vegetable that's commonly used in soups and salads; Zucchini has only 15 calories in one serving of 120 grams. It can also be used in preparing sandwiches to enhance the flavor or can be added in chicken Caesar or veg Caesar salads. 7) Spinach © Pixabay Spinach has a good amount of Vitamin K, A and folate and is also high in protein than the majority of the green vegetables out there. Two cups of serving of spinach weighing around 100 grams have only about 25 calories. Spinach can be cooked with cottage cheese as part of gravy dishes or can be consumed in the form of soups. Make sure that you follow a structured diet along with the above food items in your daily diet regime. This should be complemented with a good workout program at least 5 days a week so see better results. Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.

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Details Of The UN Report On Kashmir Could Have Far Reaching Consequences For Modi Government

In an unprecedented move, the United Nations released a shocking report on alleged human rights violations in Kashmir and sought international inquiry into these abuses. The report primarily focuses on violations from July 2016 to April 2018. © Reuters “In responding to demonstrations that started in 2016, Indian security forces used excessive force that led to unlawful killings and a very high number of injuries,” the report said. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein met with representatives of both the Indian and Pakistan governments to seek unconditional access to controlled areas following the death of Burhan Wani in July 2016. His request was denied by both governments and his office began remote monitoring of the abuses in the build up to producing the report on Kashmir. © Reuters "It is essential that the Indian authorities take immediate and effective steps to avoid a repetition of the numerous examples of excessive use of force by security forces in Kashmir," Zeid was quoted as saying. While the report is heavily gunned towards the Indian side, it also points to “a range of human rights abuses in Azad Jammu and Kashmir”. It has been estimated that at least 145 people have died in the clashes in two years, outnumbering those who have been killed by militant groups in the valley. Despite these numbers the Indian government has been on the offensive and only recently agreed to a ceasefire which didn't even last 24 hours. © Reuters Even though the report could have far reaching consequences for the Modi led government in the lead up to 2019 general elections, most of his core base still firmly believes in an offensive-defence policy to handle the Pakistani misadventures in Kashmir. Overall, the report will not go down well for India on international platforms and with the UN Human Rights chief calling for a Commission of Inquiry for independent international investigation into human rights violations in Kashmir, India would have a diplomatic challenge for the first time to defend it's stance on Kashmir.

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UK Sikh Volunteers Offered Iftar To 5000 Syrian Refugees In Lebanon And Iraq For Ramzan

Whenever something happens, we can always count on the Sikh community to do everything in their power to help. This is not up for debate, it's just a fact. We hear this kind of news all the time and each and every time it needs to be thanked and appreciated. © Khalsa Aid Khalsa Aid, a UK-based international NGO, has been serving iftar meals to about 5000 Syrian refugees daily in Lebanon and Iraq during the fasting month of Ramadan. Collaborating with Sawa for Development and Aid, a local Lebanese charity, they have been providing fresh food for a lot people through their 'Ramzan Kitchen'. We are funding #Ramadan Fresh food ( Iftar ) for 5000 #Syrian Refugees daily in Lebanon ! Food is freshly prepared & served. Our thx to our friends @SawaForDev for their wonderful support. #Iftar pic.twitter.com/YYU4lyfglQ — Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) June 12, 2018 The kitchen has been open for the past five years and donations help fund everything. Along with the food, this initiative also provides a sense of belongingness to all the people who had to flee their homeland. With Eid being a time for a celebration, they are also making refugee kids smile by giving them new clothes and shoes. Eid Gifts for refugee children of #MOSUL.

As #Eid approaches many refugee children in a camp near Mosul remain without gifts or smilies. Our volunteers changed all that ! We purchased new shoes for over 500 children Refugees. Smiles are back ! #Ramadan @YasminQureshiMP pic.twitter.com/dUsxGocBJh — Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) June 13, 2018 Not only they are doing such incredible work but turns out they are the first ones. Khalsa Aid is the first ever cross-border international humanitarian aid organisation based on the Sikh principles. The charity was formed back in 1999 when Ravinder Singh, the founder and CEO of Khalsa Aid, saw the plight of refugees from Kosovo and decided to take action. We are funding #Ramadan food for #Syrian refugees in Lebanon all next week. We are once again working with our friends @SawaForDev to assist the refugees. #RefugeeWeek2018 pic.twitter.com/LVZzIdPndd — Khalsa Aid (@Khalsa_Aid) June 11, 2018 He also remembers the incident where his great organisation was targeted by the right wing in India just because they were in Bangladesh to feed the Rohingya Muslims. He said, “As soon as we started, and our volunteers from India landed in Bangladesh, the right-wing groups in India started posting pictures of Sikh guys and Rohingya refugee children, and you know what they were posting? This was a concentrated effort to undermine our work - big snake feeding a small snake!” © Khalsa Aid Despite all unwarranted hate, they kept on doing the good work and the pictures are proof that this kind of selflessness and generosity is much needed in the world.

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'Loveratri' Teaser Offers Nothing But A Popular Gujarati Song & Salman Khan's Love For His Family

It's raining teasers today in Bollywood. The day kick-started with Deol Family's 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se', followed by Shah Rukh Khan and Salman Khan's 'Zero' teaser. And now comes the teaser of Bhaijaan's brother-in-law's debut film 'Loveratri'. © SKF The movie has been creating a buzz for both the right and wrong reasons since the time it was announced. The teaser is finally out and it is the perfect example of how we end up making films just to please our family and relatives. © SKF Packed with a run-of-the-mill story, the teaser brings the same old romance/drama/comedy which is done and dusted with. While on one hand, we have makers trying to experiment with content and bring in real talent, on the other we have Bhaijaan promoting and creating a star from his own family (not that we mind, but how about a better story?). Well, let's not use the 'N' word, but honestly, the teaser has absolutely nothing new to offer. © SKF Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain indeed look charming and capture your attention for a matter of seconds but the real work is done by Salman Khan himself. It is specifically his voice-over that keeps you hooked till the end. Brownie points to singer Darshan Raval for crooning a popular Gujarati folk song that does have its own charm. © SKF  The teaser is vibrant, colourful, and gives you a total Navratri feel, but it purely represents Salman's love for his family. #ThingsPeopleDoForFamily © SKF Made under Salman Khan Film's banner, 'Loveratri' would have made a perfect webs-series instead of a feature film. However, you never know, the trailer might surprise you. © SKF For now, watch the teaser and let us know what you think: The movie also stars Ronit Roy and Ram Kapoor in pivotal roles. It is also being said that Salman and Arbaaz Khan might be seen doing a cameo in the movie.  'Loveratri' is slated to hit the screens on October 5.

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Topper vs Us

It goes without saying that the class topper is hated by everyone. He is known for making life difficult for his classmates because of his high scores. Here's what we think of toppers.

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Ranbir Kapoor's Rs 48,000 Joggers Are Back With A Bang

It was just two days ago when the world was shook by those Rs. 48,000 jogger pants that Ranbir Kapoor casually decided to wear for a basic trim. The said joggers also caused a major frenzy in the world and have given us many sleepless nights. Well, those joggers are back, but this time Ranbir upped the cool quotient with his fit (thank God!).  © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani On the first occasion, Ranbir wore those Balenciaga black jogger pants for a visit to the salon. However, this time around, the all-black avatar is back (with some changes of course!) and it looks like Ranbir just walked out of the sets of 'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' giving us those Ayaan vibes! (#throwbackthursday) © Viral Bhayani Stepping out of his car, Ranbir can be seen wearing an oversized black round neck T-shirt, paired with the infamous pair of Balenciaga joggers. This time, instead of the beanie, we get to see him in a Homburg-style. Talk about evolution, people! He completes the look with a pair of round, thin rim framed, semi-black tinted sunglasses and a pair of OG Nike Jordans. © Viral Bhayani While we were still contemplating as to what Ranbir was thinking while wearing those joggers at the barber's, he had a good comeback planned for us! Though we are still unsure as to what occasion were the joggers worn around this time, Kapoor has definitely gone from looking like a rich kid who ran out of pocket-money, to now looking like a rich kid who just got richer!  Takeaway: You can always revamp your look with the same pair of clothing!

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'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' Teaser Proves That The Deols Need To Stop Repackaging Stale Comedy

Every time we think of Dharam paaji, the song 'Main Jat Yamla Pagla Deewana' instantly pops up in our head. The magic of the song is still so fresh in our minds that we can't help but groove to its beat even now. © Saregama Well, the 70's were all about Dharmendra's quintessential persona and charm, as there was no one who wasn't mesmerised by his aura. And when his sons Sunny and Bobby joined him for a movie, it was an absolute success. © Saregamapa Music The first installment of 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' brought the whole Deol family together in the most entertaining manner imaginable. Fans couldn't have asked for more and the YPD franchise successfully managed to entertain the viewers. 'Yamla Pagla Deewana' (2010) and 'Yamla Pagla Deewana 2' (2013) were loved for their quirky dialogues and spot-on humour. And now comes the third installment 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' which sadly fails to leave a mark on us. © Saregama It's not the actors who disappoint, but the cliché and stale comedy that we have been seeing for a decade, which completely falls flat on its face. No doubt it's great to see the trio together, but there is nothing fresh in their equation. It's just the old cocktail in a new bottle. © Saregama Dharmendra is introduced to us as Yamla Parmar — a womaniser, who is full of life and young at heart. Sunny Deol is a 'vaidh' (Doctor) this time, whose 'dhai-kilo-ka-haath' cannot go unnoticed and Bobby Deol is someone who just aims to please women. © Saregama While some dialogues might crack you up, the rest leave you with a blank face. However, Bobby pulling off Dharam's iconic drunk scene from 'Sholay', is something you just can't miss. But we've got to admit that no one can recreate what Dharam paaji did! © Saregama Adding to the franchise this time is also Salman Khan, who joins the bandwagon as Mastana. Sadly, his cameo doesn't add anything to the flick and we hope the film has something better to offer. © Saregama Check out the teaser here: Directed by Navaniat Singh, 'Yamla Pagla Deewana Phir Se' is slated to release on 15 August.

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Trailer Of The Conjuring's Spin-Off 'The Nun' Is Scarier Than 'Chai Pi Lo' Aunty's Videos

Since the past few weeks, the whole world has been talking incessantly about the Marvel Universe and how half the superheroes turned to dust at the snap of Thanos' fingers and the Infinity Stones settled on them. But, it's time to move on and focus on our own universe, which is scarier than any other world out there. We're talking about 'The Conjuring' universe, which is back to scare the wits out of you with its fifth installment– 'The Nun'. © new line cinema While you were busy tagging your friends in the videos of 'Chai pi lo' Aunty, 'The Conjuring 2' directors released this eerie and unsettling trailer of 'The Nun', a spin-off that revolves around a nun who finds herself trapped in a midst of paranormal events as she investigates the death of a fellow nun. Given it has Taissa Farmiga in the movie, can we call it a scary crossover between 'The Conjuring 2' and 'American Horror Story'? © new line cinema The demonic nun from the creepy portrait, who also happens to be main antagonist in 'The Conjuring 2', is the same ghost who paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren were after; and she finally got her own standalone movie, but sadly the trailer did not impress me much. The trailer takes us back in time to a Romanian convent; where a nun was found dead in a shady nook. 'A priest with a haunted past' and 'a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows' are sent to investigate the murder by the Vatican. Together they solve the murder mystery, travel through dingy dark paths and finally come face-to-face with the demonic nun. © new line cinema Honestly, anyone who spots a ghost lurking around them will freak out and scream to the Gods for help. But our protagonist here is so brave, that the first thing she says when she sees the ghost is “Hello!” But she realizes pretty soon that a greeting was not what that ghost nun was expecting from her. For me, the element of fear was completely missing from this 1-minute 32-second long video, that had hyped up the horror genre for me, despite there being two demonic nuns this time, which at least the trailer hints at! Directed by Corin Hardy and helmed by Gary Dauberman of 'It' fame, the movie will release on September 7 and stars Demian Bichir as Father Burke, Taissa Farmiga as Sister Irene, Charlotte Hope, Ingrid Bisu, and Bonnie Aarons.

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Russia: Being Hosts, Stanislav Cherchesov's Men Must Make Their Presence Felt At The 2018 FIFA World Cup

Being the host nation, Russia automatically qualified for the FIFA World Cup this year. But, the Russians have a lot to prove at the biggest sporting spectacle on the planet. Playing the inaugural World Cup match against Saudi Arabia on 14th June, the hosts should be able to overcome their opponents in the opening tie. But, with teams like Uruguay and Egypt in their group, the Russian side must play out of the skin of their teeth to go past the group stage. History © Reuters Russia won the first edition of the UEFA European Championships in 1960 as USSR. With some runner-up performances in Euros, Russia is yet to emulate their glory from the past. Russia has quite a history in the FIFA World Cup as it has appeared 10 times in the quadrennial event. The Russian football team has played 40 World Cup matches out of which it has won 17 and lost 15.  With a home advantage bolstering their campaign, the Russian team will surely be eager to make it to the knockout stage of the tournament. Current Form © Reuters Placed in Group A along with Egypt, Uruguay, and Saudi Arabia, Russia has a real chance to be in the round of 16. Ranked 66th in FIFA standings, the Russian football team qualified for the FIFA World Cup on the virtue of being the hosts. Russia is one of the least ranked teams in the group of 32 and lacks experienced and recognized players on their roster.  But being the hosts, the crowd backing the team and with their technically accomplished midfielders, this will be Russia's golden chance to assert their presence in the tournament. That being said, there's no denying that the Russian squad lacks depth and world-class talent. Cherchesov's options have been further limited by the absence of Viktor Vasin, Georgi Dzhikiya and Aleksandr Kokorin due to injuries. However, Russia did manage a 3-3 draw against Spain and suffered a difficult 1-0 loss against Argentina in previous friendlies. If they find some form now, they can surely pull off some unexpected results. Expectations At The World Cup © Reuters As such, we can safely assume that a remarkable run is pretty unlikely given their poor international form but their familiarity with the home conditions and massive backing from the crowd might just propel them into the Round of 16. Stanislav Cherchesov is the man charged with picking up a fragile side. He used to play in goal for Russia and made strengthening the team's defence his no. 1 priority in a bid to avoid another disappointing Russian performance at a major tournament. He plays four at the back instead of Slutsky's three and has brought in some uncapped players, including Fedor Kudryashov and Ilya Kutepov, to replace the squad's ageing defence. While Uruguay is expected to be the team reaching the knockout phase from Group A, Russia, with their keen motivation, can also give a healthy competition to Oscar Tabarez's side in the final group matches. On more realistic grounds, going past the group stage will be the initial goal for Cherchesov and his men. Squad Russia confirmed their 23-man squad on 4th of May. Six players faced the cut from Coach Stanislav Cherchesov's provisional list. Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge), Andrei Lunyov (Zenit St Petersburg) Defenders: Vladimir Granat, Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrey Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg), Mario Fernandes, Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow) Midfielders: Yury Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Alan Dzagoev, Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Erokhin, Yury Zhirkov, Daler Kuzyaev (Zenit St Petersburg), Roman Zobnin, Alexander Samedov (Spartak Moscow), Anton Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Denis Cheryshev (Villarreal) Forwards: Artem Dzyuba (Arsenal Tula), Alexei Miranchuk (Lokomotiv Moscow), Fyodor Smolov (Krasnodar).

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Indian Chess Grandmaster's FB Post On Skipping Iran Event Due To Headscarf Diktat Is Going Viral

Indian Chess Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan recently pulled out of the Asian Team Chess Championship in Hamadan, Iran due to the country's compulsory headscarf rule. In a Facebook post, Soumya called the headscarf rule as a direct violation of her basic human rights. © Facebook Here's the Facebook post that has now gone viral: It must be noted that this is not the first time that an Indian sportsperson has declined to participate in Iran. Back in 2016, Indian shooter Heena Sidhu had also pulled out of the Asia Airgun meet for the same reason. Iran has strict dress codes for women sportspersons. © Facebook Soumya had given the nod to the tournament when it was first scheduled to be held in Bangladesh but when the new dates and new venue came up she decided to skip the event.  At a time when other associations are raising their voices against these medieval rules, it remains to be seen whether the All India Chess Federation (AICF) will protest against the decision to allot the tournament to Iran.  The Pune girl, however, has very realistic expectations when it comes to garnering support over the matter, as she recently told TOI: “I can't expect everyone to be of the same opinion as me. It's subjective issue.”

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Vikas Khanna Reunited With The Muslim Family That Saved Him During The '92 Mumbai Riots

A rare fact that many people don't know about noted chef Vikas Khanna is that, every year during the holy month of Ramadan, he fasts for a day to honour and pay his gratitude to a certain Muslim family in Mumbai.During the 1992 riots, when Vikas was new to Mumbai, he had to rush to Ghatkopar to check on his brother. He lost his way around the city when a Muslim family warned him of the rioters and asked him to take shelter in their home. During a time when no one was helping anybody in the city, the family not only gave him shelter but when a few people came knocking on their door, they told them that Vikas was their son. Two days ago, the celebrity chef tweeted that he had managed to track down the same family and was ecstatic about the reunion that awaited him. Heartwarming evening.
All Heart. Tears. Pain. Pride. Courage. Humanity. Gratitude. This will be the most significant and important EID of my life. Thank you everyone to connect me with my souls. pic.twitter.com/apdposBSDe — Vikas Khanna (@TheVikasKhanna) June 12, 2018 Vikas Khanna has had his fair share of struggles in life which have only humbled him further. The story of his hardships has been captured wonderfully in a movie called 'Buried Seeds'. He truly is destiny's child, if one may put it like that. 

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'Zero' Teaser Makes This Eid Special For SRK & Salman Fans With An Epic Karan-Arjun Reunion

For all the Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan fans out there, your Eid just got super special, as the teaser of 'Zero' finally dropped today and you absolutely can't miss it. © Red Chillies Entertainment While we kept chanting 'mere Karan-Arjun aayenge' for ages, the makers took everyone by surprise as director Anand L Rai brought Bollywood's favourite brothers back and made our dreams come true.   © Red Chillies Entertainment The clip introduces us to Bauua Singh (Shah Rukh Khan) at a dance competition. Bauua approaches the stage looking all nervous, but Salman Khan follows him, setting everything in motion. © Red Chillies Entertainment We see Bauua's obsession with Katrina Kaif, as we can see her picture on his t-shirt. Yes, you just can't miss these details. © Red Chillies Entertainment It is after ages that we got to see Salman and Shah Rukh setting the stage on fire with their desi moves. And if you start dancing along watching them, we won't blame you. © Red Chillies Entertainment Bauua simply can't get over Salman's presence and we can see how he continues to display his love and affection for the star. The heart-warming bit is when he jumps into Salman's arms to plant a kiss on his cheek, making our hearts gush with happiness. © Red Chillies Entertainment Clearly, this looks like the cameo we all knew Salman was going to make in the film. The groovy track, whose name we are yet to figure out, features the two superstars and we won't be surprised if this becomes the party anthem of the year. The crazy moves that the duo is pulling off will surely conquer every heart in India. © Red Chillies Entertainment Check out the amazing trailer here. We bet fans couldn't have asked for anything better than this. Helmed by Aanand L Rai, the movie also stars Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif in lead roles and will hit the screens on December 21, 2018.

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Stories Of The Newhood | EP02 | Keshav Suri

When position is used for a cause, movements take shape. The man who dared to give the LGBTQ+ community a platform. This week on Stories Of The Newhood Siddhaarth Jalan speaks with Keshav Suri, the man behind a movement called Kitty Su.

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11 Midfield Maestros Who Are Going To Be Front & Center At The 2018 FIFA World Cup In Russia

Being a midfielder is perhaps the toughest position in football. Yes, people might argue that each position comes with its own list of difficulties, but everyone should agree that the midfield is where the game is won or lost… most of the time. With teams like Italy, Chile and the Netherlands missing out on this years edition, we're not going to see players like Thiago Motta, Arturo Vidal or Arjen Robben. But, that in no way means there's a lack of talent on offer. This is the biggest football event in the world, after all. So, let's take a look at 11 midfield maestros who will be vying for top honours at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia: 1. Andres Iniesta (Spain) © Reuters Spain has the kind of line-up which could win the World Cup. This is their chance to pick up a second World Cup this decade and Andres Iniesta is going to be at the center of this for sure. He's been one of the country's key players for a while now and has also been called 'the most talented player in the history of Spain by his international teammate Xavi. 2. Angel Di Maria (Argentina) © Reuters It's tough to shine when you're in the same team as Lionel Messi. But, it seems Angel has put his Manchester United days behind him and found his form at Paris Saint-Germain. The World Cup is the perfect opportunity for Angel to show he still has some football left in him at 30, as he looks to move to an Atletico Madrid side that's reinventing itself under Diego Simeone. 3. Dele Alli (England) © Reuters Will he be another Steven Gerrard or will he end up like Jack Wilshere? That's the big question when it comes to Dele Alli. So far, he's proved the critics wrong at every turn. But, will he be good enough to carry England to their second World Cup trophy? It's a tall ask, even for this 22-year-old footballer from Milton Keynes. 4. Gylfi Sigurdsson (Iceland) © Reuters One of the most popular Icelandic footballers ever, Gylfi has made quite a name for himself in the English Premier League over the years. He was instrumental in Iceland's success at Euro 2016 and he's going to be the focal point of their attack this year round as well. But, if there's one thing we learned about Iceland at Euro 2016 though, it's that they don't rely on just one player. 5. James Rodriguez (Colombia) © Reuters The Colombian football team that's going to feature at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, is arguably one of the strongest teams they've ever fielded. At the last World Cup, James was the top goal scorer with 6 in 5 games. He'll be looking to better that performance this time around for sure. 6. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium) © Reuters One of the strongest sides at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Belgium have a number of midfielders that have the potential to be match winners. Right at the top of that list is Premier League title winner, Kevin De Bruyne. This is going to be De Bruyne's first major test in what is, the biggest football contest in the world. He's come a long way from Gent, that's for sure. 7. Luka Modric (Croatia) © Reuters Croatia are the proud owners of a 3-0 win over Germany at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Modric was just 12 at the time. But, ever since he made it into the squad for the 2006 World Cup, there's been no doubt about his place. He is the centerpiece around which the team operates. It's not a long shot to say the team's success will depend on Modric's form at the event. 8. Mesut Ozil (Germany) © Reuters When you're a part of the number one team in football going into the World Cup, there is already too much expected from you as a player. But, pressure isn't something new for Mesut Ozil. A lot of fans aren't happy with the player right now for getting a photo clicked with Turkish President Erdogan and it's pretty obvious he's going to face some heat heading into the tournament. A couple of good performances and he should be well on his way to redeeming himself. 9. Paul Pogba (France) © Reuters The second most expensive player in the world, Pogba has a lot riding on him at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. France have the kind of squad which could win the World Cup and if that happens, Pogba is undoubtedly going to have a major role to play. He's no Zinedine Zidane and is nowhere near the best player at the World Cup, but if he gets going, he'll certainly prove why he deserves that £89,000,000 price tag. 10. Philippe Coutinho (Brazil) © Reuters Philippe's name is in the list of players that could be vying for the Golden Boot at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. While Coutinho debuted for Brazil back in 2010, this is the first time he's going to be playing at the World Cup. A lot of eyes are going to be on the prolific attacking midfielder and with Neymar's fitness in question, he may just end up being the talisman for Brazil if they are to win a 6th title. 11. Toni Kroos (Germany) © Reuters Toni Kroos is the kind of player who's easy to miss. He doesn't stand out, he doesn't score a ton of goals, he doesn't create a lot of chances, but he's one of the best midfielders in the business right now. Why? When he is on the pitch, he is the one controlling the game. There's no two ways about it. But you'll never notice it. That's what makes Toni Kroos so special.

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5 Non-Dieting Things To Fix Before Starting A Diet

Why do people fail at diets? This isn't a very simple question and the answer to it reaches beyond just dieting itself. If you look into how a person's lifestyle is, you will, more or less, get to know if he will be a successful dieter or not. That's why, with my clients, before staring them on a diet, I do a long talk with them about their daily routines. This discussion is imperative. Without this, you are setting up for a potential dieting failure. So, here are 5 things you need to look into before you start on a set diet plan.  Fix Your Sleeping Pattern I really can't emphasise more on how utterly important sleep is. The human body hasn't changed much ever since we learned to walk erect. Sun down still means sleep for the body. Sunrise still means time to roll. You play with this rhythm, you will face consequences. I won't go into the details of what lack of sleep does. You are intelligent enough to decipher it yourself. Sleep has direct effects on your meals timings, craving issues and nutrition partitioning. You screw this, you screw your dieting success.   Fix Your Daily Activity We were built to be as mobile as possible. Today, we are as immobile as we will ever get. Of course we need to do our jobs but that doesn't mean you can't be active. Walk shorter distances, help in house chores or do some grocery shopping. The point is to get yourself up and walking. Not only will you burn a ton of calories without even trying hard (N.E.A.T) but this will better your heart, joint and muscle health.     © Thinkstock Fix The Way You Treat The Weekends Weekends kill diets. Adhere throughout the week and destroy your diet on the weekends. That's exactly how it goes but exactly not how it should be. If you are in caloric deficit diet, what matters is your weekly deficit. So if you do well on the weekdays and pig out on the weekends, you are only kidding yourself into failure. Look at weekends not as days where you can binge but as days that require you to be mentally stronger about your diet. You conquer this, you conquer dieting.   Fix The Way You Think About Dieting  The word dieting has been given such a bad reputation that most people think it is something that will make them sad. Who is to blame? The coaches who recommend bland food and salad only diets. Dieting is not bad at all. If anything, for most, it's the only road to mental and physical happiness. A diet should always be sustainable, should fit in your lifestyle and should NEVER completely keep you devoid of your favorite food.     © Thinkstock Fix Your Yo-Yo Attitude And Learn To Say 'No' At the end of it, everything comes down to how your attitude towards dieting is. You think of it as a short term thing or a positive lifelong commitment. Also, the route to a successful diet will have you saying 'no' more than often. Learn to say no to foods and outings where you damn well know you will mess up your consistency.

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