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  2. اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہوگا لفظ گِرنے نہ پائے ہونٹوں سے وقت کے ہاتھ اُن کو چُن لیں گے کان رکھتے ہیں یہ در و دیوار راز کی ساری بات سُن لیں گے اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہوگا ایسے بولو کہ دِل کا افسانہ دِل سُنے اور نِگاہ دُہرائے اپنے چاروں طرف کی یہ دُنیا سانس کا شور بھی نہ سُن پائے اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہوگا آئیے بند کر لیں دروازے رات سپنے چُرا نہ لے جائے کوئی جھونکا ہَوا کا آوارہ دِل کی باتوں کو اُڑا نہ لے جائے اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہو گا... دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہوگا لفظ گِرنے نہ پائے ہونٹوں سے وقت کے ہاتھ اُن کو چُن لیں گے کان رکھتے ہیں یہ در و دیوار راز کی ساری بات سُن لیں گے اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہوگا ایسے بولو کہ دِل کا افسانہ دِل سُنے اور نِگاہ دُہرائے اپنے چاروں طرف کی یہ دُنیا سانس کا شور بھی نہ سُن پائے اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہوگا آئیے بند کر لیں دروازے رات سپنے چُرا نہ لے جائے کوئی جھونکا ہَوا کا آوارہ دِل کی باتوں کو اُڑا نہ لے جائے اور آہستہ کیجیے باتیں دھڑکنیں کوئی سُن رہا ہو گا
  3. While most people were busy celebrating India's 72nd Independence Day yesterday, others were busy increasing Pornhub's traffic because they were given an offer that no one, I repeat no one, can ever refuse in their right minds. via GIPHY Independence Day for brands primarily means introducing discounts and flash sale offers, and Pornhub defeated everyone by introducing the lucrative 'JAI HIND!' offer - give one week of premium access for FREE. We're not late for April! It's not a pathetic joke! It's true and here's proof. LoooooooL. #Proud2BIndian pic.twitter.com/ByPyk2QsLh — That Goan Boy (@schmmuck) August 15, 2018 We came across this tweet where someone shared a screenshot of the homepage of Pornhub. Although we use office WiFi and don't want to get fired for watching NSFW videos, we still took the risk to check if it's true or not and turns out, the offer still exists. Pornhub And this offer isn't available for a day or 48 hours. People can access the free premium services for a whole week. Are you guys listening? 1 free week of access to premium service. So, what are y'all waiting for, Christmas?
  4. For a lot of us, Atal Bihari Vajpayee is probably one of the first major political names we remember growing up. The most iconic and beloved prime minister the nation has ever had, he led the country between 1998 to 2004. We celebrated our 72nd Independence Day yesterday, but the celebrations were cut short with the sad news of the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee today. AIIMS released a statement today which said, “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05:05 PM on 16.08.2018.” The statement further read, “Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. Despite the best of efforts, we have lost him today.” As soon as the news broke out, people started mourning the loss of a great leader and shared their condolences online. Here's what PM Narendra Modi tweeted. India grieves the demise of our beloved Atal Ji. His passing away marks the end of an era. He lived for the nation and served it assiduously for decades. My thoughts are with his family, BJP Karyakartas and millions of admirers in this hour of sadness. Om Shanti. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 It was Atal Ji's exemplary leadership that set the foundations for a strong, prosperous and inclusive India in the 21st century. His futuristic policies across various sectors touched the lives of each and every citizen of India. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 Atal Ji's passing away is a personal and irreplaceable loss for me. I have countless fond memories with him. He was an inspiration to Karyakartas like me. I will particularly remember his sharp intellect and outstanding wit. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 It was due to the perseverance and struggles of Atal Ji that the BJP was built brick by brick. He travelled across the length and breadth of India to spread the BJP's message, which led to the BJP becoming a strong force in our national polity and in several states. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 मà¥à¤ नि:शबà¥à¤¦ हà¥à¤, शà¥à¤¨à¥à¤¯ मà¥à¤ हà¥à¤, लà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¨ भावनाà¤à¤ à¤à¤¾ à¤à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤° à¤à¤®à¤¡à¤¼ रहा हà¥à¥¤ हम सभॠà¤à¥ शà¥à¤°à¤¦à¥à¤§à¥à¤¯ à¤à¤à¤² à¤à¥ हमारॠबà¥à¤ नहà¥à¤ रहà¥à¥¤ à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¥ à¤à¥à¤µà¤¨ à¤à¤¾ पà¥à¤°à¤¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ पल à¤à¤¨à¥à¤¹à¥à¤à¤¨à¥ राषà¥à¤à¥à¤° à¤à¥ समरà¥à¤ªà¤¿à¤¤ à¤à¤° दिया था। à¤à¤¨à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤¾à¤¨à¤¾, à¤à¤ यà¥à¤ à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤à¤¤ हà¥à¥¤ — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 लà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¨ वॠहमà¥à¤ à¤à¤¹à¤à¤° à¤à¤ हà¥à¤- “मà¥à¤¤ à¤à¥ à¤à¤®à¤° à¤à¥à¤¯à¤¾ हà¥? दॠपल भॠनहà¥à¤, à¤à¤¼à¤¿à¤¨à¥à¤¦à¤à¥ सिलसिला, à¤à¤ à¤à¤² à¤à¥ नहà¥à¤ मà¥à¤ à¤à¥ भर à¤à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾, मà¥à¤ मन सॠमरà¥à¤, लà¥à¤à¤à¤° à¤à¤à¤à¤à¤¾, à¤à¥à¤ सॠà¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ डरà¥à¤?” — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 à¤à¤à¤² à¤à¥ à¤à¤ हमारॠबà¥à¤ मà¥à¤ नहà¥à¤ रहà¥, लà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¨ à¤à¤¨à¤à¥ पà¥à¤°à¥à¤°à¤£à¤¾, à¤à¤¨à¤à¤¾ मारà¥à¤à¤¦à¤°à¥à¤¶à¤¨, हर भारतà¥à¤¯ à¤à¥, हर भाà¤à¤ªà¤¾ à¤à¤¾à¤°à¥à¤¯à¤à¤°à¥à¤¤à¤¾ à¤à¥ हमà¥à¤¶à¤¾ मिलता रहà¥à¤à¤¾à¥¤ à¤à¤¶à¥à¤µà¤° à¤à¤¨à¤à¥ à¤à¤¤à¥à¤®à¤¾ à¤à¥ शाà¤à¤¤à¤¿ पà¥à¤°à¤¦à¤¾à¤¨ à¤à¤°à¥ à¤à¤° à¤à¤¨à¤à¥ हर सà¥à¤¨à¥à¤¹à¥ à¤à¥ यॠदà¥à¤à¤ सहन à¤à¤°à¤¨à¥ à¤à¥ शà¤à¥à¤¤à¤¿ दà¥à¥¤ à¤à¤® शाà¤à¤¤à¤¿ ! — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 16, 2018 Several other noted personalities joined the nation in offering their condolences and expressing their grief: A prolific poet, wise prime minister, statesman & above all a giant leader who was admired by all across political spectrum. End of an era. -Sg #AtalBihariVajpayee — Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) August 16, 2018 Yes, waiting for the return. RIP #AtalBihariVajpayee In your case Sir - RIP means Return If Possible — Atul Khatri (@one_by_two) August 16, 2018 Always. A man of class and dignity. Always put India first. #AtalBihariVajpayee — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) August 16, 2018 A very sad day. A sad day for the country, as we lose one of our greatest leaders. #AtalBihariVajpayee contributed so much for the betterment of the country. May his soul rest in peace ð — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 16, 2018 What a nice tribute. Your ideals shall remain Atal. Your words & deeds shall remain with us forever. Solemn tributes to Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. You were and will remain a glowing icon for India. Prayers! pic.twitter.com/poeTYf2iSm — Rajasthan Police (@PoliceRajasthan) August 16, 2018 Such a nice memory. A thorough Gentleman. Most respectful of public officials. He respected our view points and supported what was right. Here is PM Vajpayee when he came visiting Chandigarh. I was then the IGP of the UT. #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/KP9DVmpDPh — Kiran Bedi (@thekiranbedi) August 16, 2018 His legacy will always shine through. A visionary, our former Prime Minister, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee was a great leader who served the nation for decades . May he rest in peace and his legacy carry on . ð #AtalBihariVajpayee — Archana Vijaya (@archanavijaya) August 16, 2018 Forever, indeed. Deeply saddened to hear about the loss of Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. His values and ideologies will be remembered forever. — cheteshwar pujara (@cheteshwar1) August 16, 2018 Thoughts and prayers. India is at a great loss today. Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee ji's contributions to our nation have been innumerable. Thoughts and prayers go out to his loved ones. — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2018 'He spoke a language of humanity' – what a line! Ask any Kashmiri which Prime Minister they liked best and the reply will invariably be #AtalBihariVajpayee He reminded Modi that he should have upheld “Raj Dharam” - over Gujarat riots. He attempted to resolve the Kashmir issue. He spoke a language of humanity. RIP Atal Ji! — Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) August 16, 2018 His legacy will always prevail. I was one of the few western writers who spoke out in favor of India's nuclear tests in 1998. There was a great effort to condemn India as a rogue nation and global outrage. #AtalBihariVajpayee towered silently above it all. His legacy prevails. — Dr David Frawley (@davidfrawleyved) August 16, 2018 RIP. Former Prime Minister Shri #AtalBihariVajpayee's visionary ideas and contributions for India were truly remarkable. The nation will always remember... #RIP My thoughts and condolences to the family. — PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 16, 2018 End of an era! Leaders live exemplary life to make our world better & that's what #AtalBihariVajpayee ji did for India. Most of us grew up in his remarkable leadership and saw our country shaping up in a super power! It's end of an Era & a moment of extreme grief! #RIP #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/K1imIcfm9I — Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) August 16, 2018 Wow, never seen this before. A rare & beautiful video of #AtalBihariVajpayee hugging @narendramodi pic.twitter.com/EP7lZlIQNf — Shehzad Jai Hind (@Shehzad_Ind) August 16, 2018 End of a chapter, for sure. It's not just the passing of a man but feels like the end of a chapter of Indian politics. An age when even in an all out political attack, poetry & humour was regularly employed. When politeness & candour, intellectualism & earthy honesty were centrestage. #AtalBihariVajpayee — Jayant Chaudhary (@jayantrld) August 16, 2018 He really will be. For me he was one of India's greatest leaders loved and respected by all. He will be missed. RIP #AtalBihariVajpayee pic.twitter.com/yRnDfCalIT — John Abraham (@TheJohnAbraham) August 16, 2018 Truly. Today we lost a great statesman, poet and orator. A man who dreamed of a glorious nation and strived to take us on the path to prosperity. Rest in Peace #AtalBihariVajpayee ji. pic.twitter.com/nOqeCg7FJW — Rana Daggubati (@RanaDaggubati) August 16, 2018 He will be. A leader who dwarfed his peers with his charisma, magnanimity, generosity humility, eloquence; #AtalBihariVajpayee set an example not only for politicians to emulate, but an ideal for each one of use to chase. May he be our guiding light for years to come.ð — Gul Panag (@GulPanag) August 16, 2018
  5. Almost every other dude these days joins a gym in hopes of building abs. Blame it on Instagram, every skinny guy next door with a poorly developed core is a fitness model or at least, introduces himself like that. Let me start by saying that you can get to see your abs only if you are at a certain low body fat level (less than 12% for most). If you are carrying layers of fat around your midsection, ab exercises can`t do anything for you. Attain a lower body fat percentage by dieting and training and add the following ab exercises in your routine to see your abs more prominently. 1. Leg Raise © Thinstock Leg raises work your abs and the obliques, and is fairly popular. That also makes it one of the most common exercises done with the most butchered form. The problem occurs when people start extending their legs fully in any variant of leg raise. They end up using their 'psoas major muscle' more than the abs. This can overtime result in lower back pain. As a beginner, never start with hanging leg raise. It is an advanced variation which can be done only if you have mastered basic versions like lying knee raise, lying bent leg raise and lying straight leg raise. Once you are comfortable with the basic variants, go ahead with hanging leg raise. 2. Ab Wheel Rollout © Pixabay To do this highly effective exercise, you need a basic ab wheel available at most sports store and online costing anywhere between Rs.300-1500. Counted among the best anterior core building exercise, you need to have a good base of training abdominal muscles via planks and sit-ups so as not to find yourself in pain after doing it. 3. Wood Chopper © Leanitup Also known as cable chop, this exercise is unique in its own way since it`s a multidirectional ab movement working both abs and obliques. Another best thing about this exercise is anyone from beginners to advanced can do this exercise by varying the load on cable station. There are two ways to perform this exercise a) High to low chop: Set the cable at high position on the cable station using a rope or D handle bar. Stand at approximately arms length away from the pulley. Grabbing the handle with both hands, pull it down across your body towards the knee farther from station while rotating your torso slightly. b) Low to high chop:-Cable should be set up at low position and you will now direct the handle towards the shoulder farther from station. Note:-Rotating the torso too much can take the tension away from abs. 4. Compound Exercises © YouTube Here`s the real deal. I don`t think we can make the best out of any ab building program if we aren`t doing basic compound lifts including barbell rows, barbell squatting(front and back), overhead pressing ,deadlifts and push-ups, etc. All these exercise put considerable tension on your midsection working that core without you even knowing. Daman Singh is an internationally certified sports Nutritionist and an athlete competes in Strongman and powerlifting without the aid of Anabolics .He also runs a YouTube channel named :- SIKHSPACK and you can follow him on Instagram and trains Drug free population .
  6. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's 10th Prime Minister and perhaps also one of the most beloved leaders among the massed, changed the face of India and even Indian politics on the global platform. Showing the world just how crucial political positions are meant to be held, he put India on the roadmap to development and international recognition. © Reuters Vajpayee was known for having been India's first non-Congress PM and his tenure was marked by a myriad of memorable events. An excellent orator, gifted writer and a visionary, he wished to make India strong, independent and glorious, and remains to be one of the most important personalities who redefined secularism in our nation. The Backstory © Reuters Born in Gwalior on 25th December 1924, Vajpayee's father was a poet and a school teacher who imbibed in him the love for the written word. A meritorious student, he scored distinctions in Hindi, English and Sanskrit in college and graduated with a first-class M.A. degree in Political Science from DAV College in Kanpur. Due to the India-Pakistan partition riots, he had to give up studying for his law degree. © Reuters Vajpayee's first brush with politics was during the Quit India Movement when he and his elder brother were put in jail for 23 days. In 1951 he became the National Secretary of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, which was to later morph into the Bhartiya Janata Party. As the party's founding member, he went on to change the face of Indian politics in the years to follow. When he took over the reins as PM in 1996, he stepped forward to shoulder his responsibilities with a vision in mind, one that he came to fulfil during his term. Though there have been a few events that went awry during his tenure, his achievements overshadow a lot of it and his ways continue to remain unparalleled to this day. © Twitter Why The 2015 Bharat Ratna Awardee Truly Deserves To Wear The Crown While Vajpayee's roadmap to lead India towards development was well charted, he put his words to action and held open India's road to glory by launching ambitious and successful road projects - the Golden Quadrilateral and the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojna. It connected a greater part of rural India and made access to health care, transport and education much easier. © Reuters During his tenure, India's GDP saw an all-time high, one that was close to a double digit. The Fiscal Responsibility Act boosted public-sector savings, which rose from -0.8% of GDP in FY 2000, to 2.3% in FY 2005. The Telecom Revolution is credited to him because he introduced the New Telecom Policy, which led to greater telecom penetration which rose from 3% in 1993 to 70% in 2012. © Reuters Vajpayee is also known for improving India's relations with the US as well as Pakistan. Bill Clinton's visit to India in 2000 ended the cold war between the two countries. He also inaugurated the Delhi-Lahore Bus service and rode on it to Lahore, thereby establishing road connectivity between the two nations since 1947. His love for science and a strong belief in the development of India in the field of technology, allowed him to show faith in India's capabilities to achieve greatness in this arena too. In 1998, India successfully conducted 5 underground Nuclear tests in a week and this happened under his leadership, which gave India a major upper-hand internationally. Moreover, he also passed the Chandrayan-I project, which saw India's own spacecraft land on the moon in 2008. © Reuters Another great move by the former PM has to be the launch of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in 2002 that declared education as a Fundamental Right in India, thereby providing universal access to free elementary education for children aged 6-14 years. A move that has been lauded by the nation at large and put India on its path to great achievements. Interestingly, with Delhi Metro's latest Pink Line opening its gates to the public, we also need to mention that it was Vajpayee who had given approval to the Delhi Metro Project and made it the country's best mass transit public transport system! © Reuters There is a lot more we'd like to say but words fall short at a time like this. When the entire nation mourns the loss of a great leader and visionary, we leave you with this quote by the amazing man himself: “This power of democracy is a matter of pride for our country, something which we must always cherish, preserve and further strengthen.” © Twitter
  7. Talking about superficial struggles, the most relatable one (I say relatable because I'm sure you'd agree) is dressing well when you're super broke. I'm not going to quote Carrie Bradshaw from SATC and say "When I first moved to New York and I was totally broke, sometimes I bought Vogue instead of dinner. I found it fed me more" because one, we're in India - a place where being broke is completely different from being broke in New York, and two, I need to eat. So, I realized the only way out is to cut corners. You know what's the word that fills up my soul with joy? 'Sale'. Well, who doesn't like discounts? Plus, I work in fashion and it's important for me to keep up appearances (sigh). But, doing what I do, I also learned how to look decently, err, 'well-to-do', while actually being broke most of the time. Today, I'm going to spill my secret, without any reservation whatsoever, and give you an actual demo of how I make my broke ass look pretty sorted by shopping smart. I decided to take up a shopping and styling challenge - where I'll curate maximum number of outfits under a budget. While it was scary to start with, I did strive hard and brought my inner Monisha Sarabhai out. I bargained, haggled, put notifications on my phone for app-based sales, did a PhD on how to use coupon codes to my advantage, kept a thorough check on every sale going on in every brand outlet - and finally managed to do the only thing in my life that my mother will probably be proud of - came up with 13 dope ass, expensive looking streetstyle outfits, by shelling out only 6,000 bucks. 'Proud' would be an understatement. You know you agree. Here, I will show you the looks, and also share where I got which piece, and how much I had to shell out for each piece. Of course, I did a whole lot of mix-n-match because hey, that's clever and I had a budget of 6K. Outfit 1: © MensXP You can never go wrong with a layered look. Plus, if that contains denim, that's probably the safest bet ever. Throw in the right accessories, and you're all set! © MensXP One of the most common elements in streetstyle is longlines T-shirts, because A - they look dope, and B - nothing is more comfortable. © MensXP Take off the jacket, and it almost looks like a different outfit altogether. Where I bought it from: Longline T-shirt - H&M - INR 433/- Grey Trousers - Sarojini Nagar - INR 300/- Denim jacket - Sarojini Nagar - INR 275/- Outfit 2: © MensXP My inspiration for this look was Diljit Dosanjh. The way he wears those oversized jackets is a fashion class in itself. Well, his mostly are Balenciaga and Gucci, but let's not talk about things that will make us sad. © MensXP The best thing about this look is that you can have multiple aesthetics with the same elements, just by putting in minor tweaks. Take the jacket off, and there you have it! © MensXP Or use it like a cape. © MensXP No matter how you choose to wear it, this outfit will make you look dapper. Where I bought it from: Oversized jacket - Zara - INR 990/- White trousers - Zara - INR 990/- Graphic sleeveless tank top - Max - INR 200/- Outfit 3: © MensXP This is my streetstyle twist to the most popular outift ever - white T-shirt and blue jeans. I just changed it to a white longline T-shirt, and a majorly ripped and distressed pair of jeans (I ripped it myself, ssshhh). © MensXP I added a black denim jacket, and that gave the outfit a really cool twist. You don't necessarily need to wear it, just carry it around like an accessory for nailing the look. Where I bought it from: White longline T-shirt - H&M - INR 250/- Blue jeans (that I ripped myself) - Sarojini Nagar - INR 200/- Black denim jacket (I added the patches on it) - Sarojini Nagar - INR 200/- Outfit 4: © MensXP A sleeveless frayed shirt is a must have if you want that raw, edgy aesthetic that's also very 'street'. Plus, it's a good incentive to look forward to 'arm days' in the gym! © MensXP Pair it with a well-fitting pair of trousers, cropped at the ankles, and you're good to go. Oh, and accessorize well. Where I bought it from: Frayed, sleeveless Shirt - Koovs - INR 333/- The trousers from Outfit 1. Outfit 5: © MensXP I have always had a major weakness for all-white looks. There's just something inexplicably classy about them. Of course I had to have one. © MensXP I paired the white longline T-shirt from Outfit 3 with the white trousers from Outfit 2 - and voila! Pro tip: Carry a sling bag across the shoulder for a contrasting edge. Where I bought it from: Longline T-shirt from outfit 3. Trousers from outfit 2. Outfit 6: © MensXP Just like I love all-white looks, all-black looks have an equally special place in my lookbook. No, it's got nothing to do with the whole goth thing. Or does it? © MensXP Take your jacket off and hold it on your shoulder for a cutthroat, no-nonsense aesthetic. Where I bought it from: Black longline T-shirt - Koovs - INR 333/- Black trousers - Sarojini Nagar - INR 220/- Outfit 7: © MensXP Want a playful, yet sophisticated street aesthetic? Opt for pastels. © MensXP A relaxed baby pink T-shirt paired with a pair of well-fitted grey trousers. Add a fun cap for that playful element. I also added a long jacket, just as a prop here - but it can totally be worn if it's not that hot outside. Where I bought it from: Pink T-shirt - H&M - INR 300 The trousers from outfit 1. The jacket from outfit 2. Outfit 8: © MensXP Pop colours are in, and the fact that pink is still demonized as a colour for some weird reason among men, is the reason behind my choice of T-shirt. © MensXP This, right here, is a cool AF outfit and you know it. Where I bought it from: Pink T-shirt - H&M - INR 250/- The trousers from outift 2. Outfit 9: © MensXP Okay, so my love for all-white outfits is rather strong. © MensXP It's boiling hot outside and we need to embrace tank tops. And why not? Aesthetically too, I love this outfit. Where I bought it from: White tank top - Koovs - INR 250/- The trousers from outfit 2. Outfit 10: © MensXP Again, my love for all-black outfits is not ready to take a back seat. Déjà vu much? © MensXP I added a bit of colour by choosing a tank top with a huge logo, and carried my long jacket as a part of the outfit without actually wearing it. Where I bought it from: Black tank top - Sarojini Nagar - INR 100/- The trousers from outfit 6. Outfit 11: © MensXP I clearly am a fan of black and white. So why not mix 'em up? © MensXP Again, threw the long jacket as an accessory for an added street vibe. Where I bought it from: Longline T-shirt from outfit 6. Trousers from outfit 2. Outfit 12: © MensXP You know what's a safe combination if you're not confident about your shuffle game? A black T-shirt with blue jeans. © MensXP It's a self-sufficient look. You don't need anything else to make it look good. Just accessorize right. Where I bought it from: Longline T-shirt from outfit 6. Jeans from outfit 3. Outfit 13: © MensXP A really basic outfit can look really classy, given you have paired it well. © MensXP I wore a bright parchment pink T-shirt with my trusted white trousers, and cropped it at the ankles for a comfortable, functional, yet classy look. I wore bright orange shoes, a yellow cap, and round nerd glasses to seal it together. Where I bought it from: Pink T-shirt - Max - INR 199/- Trousers from outfit 2. Budget details: Longline T-shirt (INR 433/-) + Grey Trousers (INR 300/-) + Blue Denim jacket - (INR 275/-) + Oversized jacket (INR 990/-) + White trousers (INR 990/-) + Graphic sleeveless tank top (INR 200/-) + White longline T-shirt (INR 250/-) + Blue jeans (INR 200/-) + Black denim jacket (INR 250/-) + Frayed, sleeveless Shirt (INR 333/-) + Black longline T-shirt (INR 333/-) + Black trousers - (INR 220/-) + Pink T-shirt (INR 450) + Hot Pink T-shirt (INR 250/-) + White tank top (INR 250/-) + Black tank top - (INR 100/-) + Pink T-shirt (INR 199/-) = Total INR 6,023/- Moral of the story: You don't exactly need to be rich, you just need to shop smart. Also, learning the art of bargaining goes a long way in flea markets. Happy shopping! May the discount Gods bless you. Disclaimer: Prices of all the articles are quoted as they were during the time of purchase. All in-store offers, limited period offers, coupon codes, combo offers etc. have been taken into account, and averaged out. Model: Sowrav Bhowmik Styling: Sowrav Bhowmik Picture Credits: Chahat Bhatia
  8. Black never goes out of fashion. Considered to be the bread and butter of most Indian men, black t-shirts are a common fashion staple that, if done right, can make all the difference in making you stand out from the crowd. But simply wearing a black tee won't be enough to help you look good, you'll have to keep in mind a few external factors as well: 1. What you pair them with: As is the case with any other piece of clothing, what you pair your black tee with is absolutely essential in determining how good (or bad!) you look. And there is no 'one size fits all' mentality at work here - in other words, what may look good with one black tee might not necessarily look good with another. 2. Pay close attention to the neck: Whether you are opting for a polo collar, a round neck, a v-neck or a Henley neck will make all the difference in determining how fashion-forward you look. After all, what you pair with a v-neck may not work for a polo collar, or vice-versa. 3. Don't commit any fashion faux pas: While we all define our own sense of fashion, we should - at the very least - resolve not to commit any fashion faux pas. No black t-shirt will make you look good if you team it up with a pair of crocs, show off those boxers that NO ONE wants to see, or decide to wear sunglasses at night (you're not Bappi Lahiri!). To put it in simpler terms, wearing something black is probably the most tried and tested way of ensuring that you adorn an ensemble that'll be fashion-forward. So to help all young men out there look their absolute best, we at MensXP have compiled a list of the best black t-shirts for men that happen to be budget-friendly as well. Here Are The Best Black T-Shirts For Men That Will Give Your Wardrobe A Fashion-Forward Upgrade 1. United Colors of Benetton Men's Solid T-Shirt © amazon When it comes to black t-shirts, you can never go wrong with basic solids. As such, this v-neck solid variant from United Colors of Benetton is a good budget-friendly option to go for. Made of a cotton and spandex blend, wearing this tee will make you give off an effortlessly cool vibe, especially when you team it up with a pair of blue jeans. Fabric composition: 75% cotton and 25% spandex Wear it with: This blue checked shirt from Global Rang and these faded jeans from Levi's. MRP: Rs 499 Buy it here 2. Silly Punter Game Of Throne Hand Of The King T-shirt © amazon How about having some fun with your black tee? While the wait for Game of Thrones' 8th season becomes more unbearable, you can get some respite by wearing this funky black GOT t-shirt from Silly Punter. With a Hand of the King Pin print on its chest, it's cool enough to make you stand out from the crowd, while not being overpowering enough to make people not take you seriously. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: This pair of modish black trousers from Indian Terrain for a smart casual ensemble. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 3. Van Heusen Men's T-Shirt © amazon Van Heusen is probably one of the most premium and sought after brands for men's apparels. As such, this black round neck t-shirt from their collection should be a staple in every Indian guy's wardrobe. Sometimes less is more, and that is precisely what you'll achieve with this incredibly affordable tee. Fabric composition: 60% cotton and 40% polyester Wear it with: These pink trousers from JG FORCEMAN and these white sneakers from U.S. Polo. MRP: Rs 459 Buy it here 4. Jack & Jones Men's T-Shirt © amazon Just like Van Heusen, Jack & Jones is another premium brand that comes out with quality products for men - be it apparels or accessories. As such, this round neck t-shirt (with printed detail on the chest and back) will make for a supremely stylish addition to your wardrobe. Considering its price, it makes for a steal of a deal. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These white skinny fit jeans from United Colors of Benetton. MRP: Rs 764 Buy it here 5. The Souled Store Harry Potter Printed T-Shirt © amazon You don't even have to be a Potterhead to see the appeal in this black printed tee from The Souled Store. With the Deathly Hallows firmly placed on the front (which can also pass as a pretty cool geometric pattern for those unacquainted with the Potter universe), you can pretty much team this tee with any pair of jeans or black trousers out there. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: Almost any pair of jeans would suffice. MRP: Rs 524 Buy it here 6. Allen Solly Men's Polo T-Shirt © amazon It's often said that a polo t-shirt separates the boys from the men. Well, this black polo T-shirt from Allen Solly will help separate the fashionistas from the rest as well. Priced at an incredibly affordable Rs 599, this t-shirt warrants a place in your closet and can effortlessly be paired with a blue pair of jeans. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These blue jeans from Peter England and black sneakers from Spark. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 7. Veirdo Men's T-Shirt © amazon Monochrome patterns will ALWAYS make you look good. As such, this black round neck tee from Veirdo, with striped detailing in white, makes for an ensemble that will pretty much make you grab everyone's attention in the room. It also happens to be incredibly cost-effective at its affordable price and is most suitable for a casual outing with a date or a simple get-together with your friends. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These white trousers from Van Heusen and these beige sneakers from United Colors of Benetton. MRP: Rs 399 Buy it here 8. Fashion Freak Men's T-Shirt © amazon This black tee from Fashion Freak, with its stylised v-neck, will make for an incredibly fashion-forward ensemble that'll help you take your fashion game to the next level. Priced at an affordable Rs 599, it's worth every single penny you spend on it. When you team it up with a pair of blue jeans from Levi's, you'll be adorning an ensemble that is effortlessly modish. An absolute winner! Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These blue jeans from Levi's and these optical white sneakers from Converse. MRP: Rs 599 Buy it here 9. The Souled Store Men's Arc Reactor T-Shirt © amazon Who out there doesn't wish he was Iron Man? Well, while we may not be able to completely transform you into Tony Stark and his alter ego, we can at least make you get one step closer with this black tee from The Souled Store. Featuring Iron Man's arc reactor firmly on your chest, this tee is slightly more special than other superhero t-shirts - the arc reactor print actually glows in the dark! We are sure that'll make you want to get your hands on this black tee immediately since, after all, you can never be “too grown up” for Iron Man. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These blue jeans from Levi's and these white sneakers from Lee Cooper. MRP: Rs 524 Buy it here 10. U.S. Polo Assn. Men's Solid T-Shirt © amazon Though its priced a bit on the higher side, this black henley neck t-shirt from U.S. Polo Assn. is the personification of the term 'effortless panache'. Simple yet effective, you can team it up with grey trousers to adorn a smart-casual attire. Considering its long-term utility, it makes for a worthy investment, and as far as we are concerned, one of the best black t-shirts for men out there. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These grey fitted jeans from UCB and these black sneakers from Lee Cooper. MRP: Rs 1,399 Buy it here 11. Wear Your Opinion Men's Printed T-Shirt © amazon I'm sure most Indian guys out there will relate to the print on this tee from Wear Your Opinion. Supremely affordable, it'll make for a great addition to any casual ensemble - perfect for a everyday visit to a friend's house or the nearby market. You can even team it up with a pair of funky shorts for an effortlessly cool look. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These regular fit shorts from Allen Solly and these black sneakers from Lee Cooper. MRP: Rs 499 Buy it here 12. ABOF Men's Printed T-Shirt © amazon Featuring two alphanumeric placement prints, this black tee from ABOF is the most affordable option available on our list. Perfect for those college going students who are perpetually broke, you can team this pure cotton tee with olive green trousers or even beige coloured chinos for a cool and trendy look. Fabric composition: Pure cotton Wear it with: These straight fit olive green trousers from Arrow and brown sneakers from Clarks. MRP: Rs 297 Buy it here
  9. It's an unsaid fact, but most girls like it when boys come over and flirt with them. Flirting is a definite healthy way to interact with someone from the opposite ***, if you're doing it right that is. But there's a really thin line between healthy and harmless flirting and flirting where you seem like a creep to her. Sometimes you can get a little ahead of yourself and come off as disrespectful or unknowingly creepy when you do approach a girl intending to flirt with her. But remember, there's a big difference between using a dirty pick-up line and having a proper conversation with a woman. © 20th Television Respecting a woman and her boundaries is the right way to go about flirting with a woman. You can flirt all the way and win her heart by just maintaining some rules. Here's the simplest way to flirt with women, if you keep these rules in mind: Rule No. 1: Play It Right The fear of rejection, while approaching a woman, looms high and it can scare you into talking to any woman. But you need to understand, that rejection is a part of life and the only way to probably avoid it, is if you approach her politely and respectfully, rather than worrying about being funny or using a cheesy pick-up line. Just be yourself and have a real conversation and she won't reject you in the first go. Believe me, a lot of women actually like a guy to just approach them with a simple 'hey, how's it going?' rather than 'are you hurt? Because it seems like you've fallen from heaven' kinda cheesy stuff. If she does reject you, it could be because she's not looking to meet new people or is just busy and unavailable. That in no way is a cue for 'try harder'. That just means you leave her alone. Trust me, you'll know when she wants you to try harder and it's not 'I am really not looking to meet someone tonight' or 'I am out with the girls tonight, sorry'. Never take rejection to heart and act out of anger by becoming egoistic about it. You tried and she wasn't really interested. That's all. Move on! Always play your cards right. Rule No. 2: Maintain Eye Contact To know if she's interested in you and to keep her interest in you alive, always maintain eye contact with her. Not in a creepy way that'll make her uncomfortable, of course. Eye contact is a window to intrigue her further and lets her know subtly, that you're into her. Always smile, every time your eyes meet. It's best to maintain eye contact even before you start a conversation. This brings about confidence in you if she meets your gaze from afar. Rule No. 3: Observe, Don't Stare Always observe the woman you're hitting on. Observe how she gestures, what her body language is like, the way she talks, what she does subconsciously. It helps you know your moves a little bit in advance, depending on your astute powers of observation, of course. Just don't stare at her. There's a difference between observing someone and staring at them and if you don't know what that is, I can't help you bud. Rule No. 4: Always Keep A Smile Your smile is a warm giveaway of the fact that you're interested in her and you'd love to get to know her better. Even if you suck at flirting, just keep a charming smile alive on your face. It delivers a lot of confidence and exuberance and she'll know you're a pleasant guy, just trying your best to flirt and she'll definitely help you out. It's true what they say, a smile can really go a long way. Rule No. 5: Be A Good Listener Sometimes, women really dislike the fact that you keep talking to prove yourself to them. That's why it's imperative to listen as much as you talk. Being a good listener is a healthy habit and if you're just about getting to know her, then don't be all about yourself. In fact, ask her questions and learn to listen to what she says. If she sees you interested in her banter, she will definitely want to talk to you more. Rule No. 6: Approach Her Normally It's time to approach her and don't make it seem like a movie, waiting for the music to start playing, while you go in slo-mo, and everyone stares at you. Nope, that's not how it's done, mate. Just be confident, maintain that eye-contact and that smile and start with the simplest opening line like 'hey'! Rule No. 7: Appropriate Touching Is Good Don't get me wrong. I don't mean touch her and make her feel uncomfortable, but some sort of bodily contact is important to establish a connection and affection. Obviously, if she's uncomfortable, don't do it. Like this one time, I was out with a girl who had the perfect curls and I couldn't resist touching her hair or playing with them and she got so uncomfortable with that, that instead of asking me to stop, she ended our date! Well, you only learn from your mistakes, don't you? So maybe keep brushing your arm against her every once in a while. If it's a crowded bar, walk behind her and keep your hand at the small of her back. Not too low, or too high, just perfectly in the middle so you can guide her through the crowd. Touch establishes being comfortable yet flirtatious around someone. So, here are the 7 crucial rules to follow when it comes to flirting with someone you've just met. If you think you've been doing it wrong, with 0 success rate, now you know why. Keep these things in mind and you're golden with the ladies!
  10. If you grew up to your elder siblings or your parents crooning to Bryan Adams' songs then hold your heart because if luck would have it, the legendary Canadian singer is all set to kick off his India tour this October. © Instagram This is not going to be the first time he sings for his Indian fans but the excitement level is sky high, nevertheless. The rockstar who gave us hits like 'Summer of 69', 'When You're Gone', 'Cloud Number Nine', and 'Everything I Do I Do It For You' will start his tour from 9th October in Ahmedabad, he will then play in Mumbai on 12th October, Bangalore on 13th and will finally end in it Delhi on 14th October. The tour was announced by the singer himself in an official statement. “Namaste India. At the onset I'd like to wish each one of you a very happy Independence Day. India is one of my favourite places in the whole world. The love and generosity that I have experienced here is immense." If you're a fan, you know you don't want to miss this one!
  11. Just a couple of weeks ago we faced the reality of how hard finding a job if when we saw a homeless guy go viral after he actually handed out resumes on the side of a road as a way to look for work. Today I saw this young homeless man asking for people to take a resume rather than asking for money. If anyone in the Silicon Valley could help him out, that would be amazing. Please RT so we can help David out! pic.twitter.com/ewoE3PKFx7 — FullMakeup Alchemist (@jaysc0) July 27, 2018 People were so impressed with him and how he was doing everything he could to change his unfortunate conditions at the time. The power of internet helped him out immensely and he got offers from companies like Netflix and Google. Yep, really! See, these are the kind of heart-warming stories we need to distract us from all the bad things happening in the world. People helping out people, people trying their best to finding work and start living an honest life. Now, there's another similar story of the internet coming together to help out a stranger in need. Here's Mohamed, a rocket scientist who recently graduated from University College London with two degrees in space engineering, who needed a little help finding a job. I mean, it's comforting to see that everyone has to struggle after getting a degree, but at the same time, if a rocket scientist is finding it hard to find work, then what hope is left for all of us? Coming back to Mohamed, he came to Britain as a refugee when he was kid and after successfully completing his degree, he is now looking for a job in finance, and is roaming the area around London's Canary Wharf holding a poster looking for a job. I met Mohamed coming out of the tube at Canary Wharf this morning. He came to the UK as a child refugee and has two degrees in Space Engineering. He's looking for a JOB IN FINANCE. Please RT! DM me for his CV if you want to hire someone smart who thinks outside the boxð pic.twitter.com/cgQ1lBfBNY — Mary Engleheart (@MaryEngleheart) August 14, 2018 The International Rescue Committee's Mary Engleheart ran into him and then decided to tweet his picture to spread the word and help him out. That tweet was just the beginning. Soon, people started tweeting even more and doing everything they could to support him. What do we want? A job for Mohamed! When do we want it? As soon as anyone has a good one. Thanks. https://t.co/0zJlNgookC — Vix Leyton ð´ó §ó ¢ó ·ó ¬ó ³ó ¿ (@PRVix) August 15, 2018 Good luck, indeed! I met him yesterday, very confident and polite young man. Good luck to him! https://t.co/dSF22tnO5I — Andrew John Hodge (@DasHodge) August 15, 2018 It is. I think this is fantastic and heartwarming. I also think it is a brilliant example of the recruitment challenge facing engineering. https://t.co/Br4LjgVhDB — Ben Verinder (@BenVerinder) August 15, 2018 Possibly an offer in Germany? Wow. Could you send me his CV. I do know some people. In Germany though ... — Olaf Dreyer (@olafdreyer) August 14, 2018 Soon, hopefully. For someone who has graduated from UCL in Rocket Science and is looking for a career in finance then he has proved to me that he is thinking outside the box. Good luck mate I'm sure youll get snapped up pic.twitter.com/l6TK26PT30 — Medtechcerb (@Medtechcerb) August 15, 2018 See, an offer already! Hi @MaryEngleheart, I work closely with the Growth and Economic Development team at Tower Hamlets Council. Canary Wharf is in our borough. Please DM me Mohamed's CV and I'll see if we can help. — Chris Humphreys (@C_J_Humphreys) August 15, 2018
  12. The developments about Ranveer Singh & Deepika Padukone's impending wedding have been flooding the internet for a while now, and if reports are to be believed, then 20th November 2018 is the day they will finally become man and wife. While the two have never officially admitted to dating each other, their actions and open PDA on the social media says it all. © Twitter After knowing and dating each other for over four years, the two have decided to take their vows in a grand albeit secretive affair. The duo has decided to keep it a low-key event and will celebrate their big day with just their close friends and relatives. © Twitter We bet millions are waiting to see the beautiful pictures of them as the bride and groom, but here's the catch- the couple has made sure that their wedding remains private and that we are not a part of it, even virtually. This simply means that unlike Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma's or Sonam Kapoor & Anand Ahuja's, we won't have their wedding pictures flooding our timelines. © Twitter Pretty sure this is a heartbreaking piece of news for millions of fans who were counting the days to this grand occasion. A source revealed to DNA that the couple has specifically asked the guests to not bring their cell phones to the function. © Twitter “They have asked guests to not bring their cell phones to the ceremony. Considering the fact that it will be a destination wedding, there will be fewer people and all the arrangements will be in place. While the two, in all likelihood, will share pictures with their fans eventually, they hope this step will help them guard their privacy,” the source stated. © Twitter Sure, this does not sound ideal but honestly, it's their day and they have all the right to ensure their special moment remains private.
  13. There are two kinds of people in the world - one kind is known for their remarkable words and one kind is known for their work. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee belonged to both parts of the world - a man who was known for his work and his way with words. The 93-year-old was one of the most iconic leaders, who ruled the nation between 1998 to 2004 and is till date loved and appreciated by people. In fact, Vajpayee served thrice as the PM of India and during his tenure drafted certain key policies that shaped the country's economy. An orator extraordinaire and a poet by heart, Vajpayee passed away today at 93 in Delhi's AIIMS hospital, where he had been undergoing treatment for a kidney ailment. © Twitter AIIMS released a statement a few minutes ago, “It is with profound grief that we inform about the sad demise of Former Prime MInister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee at 05:05 PM on 16.08.2018.” The statement further read, “Unfortunately, his condition deteriorated over the last 36 hours and he was put on life support systems. Despite the best of efforts, we have lost him today.” © AIIMS In the memory of this visionary man who gave the world some of the classic poetic masterpieces such as 'Kya Khoya Kya Paya', 'Sreshtha Kabita' and more; here's a look at some of his inspiring quotes and poems that will forever stay with us.
  14. Once upon a time, a young engineering student boarded a bus to attend his classes at Mumbai's famed Elphinstone College. Everything seemed normal and there was nothing out of the ordinary, but that very bus ride was going to change that young man's life forever. It was on this bus ride, that the young student ran into his senior Baloo Gupte - who would eventually become a prolific leg-spinner for India. Gupte asked the young man if he wanted to be the 12th man for their college team, where he would earn Rs 3 per game. The young student got excited and agreed. And, as fate will have it, India lost out on an engineer, but found a history-making captain - Ajit Wadekar. With a little over 2000 runs in 37 Tests and just 73 runs in two ODIs he played, the statistics of Ajit Wadekar might not appeal to the new-age fans of Indian cricket, who are used to watching the likes of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma break records with blistering batting performances. But, for the seasoned campaigners who saw the makings of India as a world dominating cricket force it is today, Wadekar was no less than a God, whose death on 15th August marked a sad day in the sport. With a heavy heart we bid adieu to Ajit Wadekar. The former India captain is no more. Cricketer, Coach, Manager and Chairman of Selectors - Mr Wadekar served Indian cricket in many different ways. pic.twitter.com/6zdFtleXB9 — BCCI (@BCCI) August 15, 2018 An aggressive left-handed batsman, Wadekar picked the bones of opposition bowlers in first-class cricket where he amassed 15,380 runs including 36 hundreds and 84 fifties during his playing time from 1958 till 1975. It was his strong batting performances in domestic cricket that saw him earning the India call-up in 1966. © Getty Images While his ordinary scores of 8 and 4 in the two innings against West Indies didn't do justice to his abilities with the willow, Wadekar quickly made amends by scoring his maiden fifty in the very next game. In his next three games, Wadekar went on to score three fifties including a score of 91 in England's hostile conditions, where the current crop of Indian cricketers is still struggling. With 242 runs in three matches, Wadekar had become a vital cog in India's middle-order. If his exploits in England showed his ability to perform under pressure, Wadekar showed signs of greatness when he smashed a brilliant 99 in the second Test against Australia in 1967. A well-deserved fifty eluded him in the third and final Test Down Under, but Wadekar, by now, had established himself as a tower of strength for the Indian batting order. But, the best was yet to come. Ajit Wadekar's impact on Indian cricket is immense. His contemporaries worshipped him, such was his aura. Found him to be a tough character as coach. Exceptional Indian cricketer... RIP Sir.?? Recorded this on my iPhone last Dec from Point in a friendly fixture. So glad I did. pic.twitter.com/XbdFGn4Izp — Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) August 15, 2018 And, when it did, the world took notice of arguably one of the best No. 3 batsmen in the history of Indian cricket. After beginning the 1968 tour of New Zealand with consecutive fifties in the first Test, Wadekar slammed a match-winning 143 at Wellington which was pivotal in scripting India's 3-1 series win- their very first triumph away from home. At a time when India - under the tutelage of the great Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi - were establishing themselves as a genuine force in world cricket, Wadekar etched his name in the history books during what would soon become the golden year of Indian cricket. With Pataudi opting out of the tough tour of the fearsome West Indies side in 1971, Wadekar - with the help of Vijay Merchant's casting vote - was bestowed with the responsibility of leading the side. © Getty Images The batting genius of Dilip Sardesai and debutant Sunil Gavaskar ensured India would go on to shock Sir Garfield Sobers' brigade with a 1-0 win in the five-match Test series. And, that's not all. After taming the Caribbean giants in their own den, the Wadekar-led India toured England and disturbed the world order in cricket. After the first two games resulted in a draw, the three-match series was down to the wire in the third and final Test. Ray Illingworth's team tried to contain their opponents, but Bhagwath Chandrasekhar's leg-break (2-76 & 6-38) bamboozled the Englishmen who were eventually forced to endure a four-wicket loss and, in turn, a 1-0 series defeat. Deeply saddened by the passing away of #AjitWadekar He was more than a coach to the entire team - a father figure and a shrewd tactician. My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. He will be missed. Thank you Sir for the confidence shown in my ability! ?? — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) August 16, 2018 While India were officially crowned World Cup winners under the leadership of Kapil Dev in 1983, Wadekar's side - owing to victories against West Indies and England away from home - was unofficially deemed as the world champion in 1971. Another series win against England (this time at home) in 1972/73 - where he amassed 312 runs - further boosted Wadekar's resume as a prolific leader. But, in 1974, when his end as a cricketer came, it was swift and cruel. A 3-0 series loss on the 1974 tour of England (which included India's 42-run dismissal - their lowest-ever Test total till date - at Lord's), saw Wadekar getting sacked as captain which further instigated his decision to call time on his career. © Getty Images It was definitely not the end many had thought for Wadekar, but it still didn't stop him from contributing to Indian cricket. Later in 1992, Wadekar became the first official head coach appointed by India. Under his four-year tenure, India enjoyed a dominant run on the spinning tracks at home, most notably blanking England 3-0 in 1992/93. Deeply saddened to hear about the demise of Ajit Wadekar Sir. He was someone who was instrumental in bringing out the best in us during the 90s. We'll always be grateful for his advice and guidance. Praying for strength for his family during this difficult time. ?? RIP pic.twitter.com/coSyac73ot — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) August 16, 2018 His next notable contribution came during India's tour of New Zealand in 1994. It was Wadekar who undoubtedly played a crucial role in turning Sachin Tendulkar's career around by making the 'Master Blaster' open the innings for India in the ODI series against the Kiwis. And, as it turned out, Tendulkar went on to corner all batting records and emerged as one of the game's greatest ever batsmen. A chance cricketer, prolific captain, admirable coach and, most importantly, a great human being; Wadekar donned many hats over the years in Indian cricket. And, while he might have left his ailing mortal body behind, Wadekar's immortal feats and achievements will live on forever and echo in eternity.
  15. Ranveer Singh is Bollywood's powerhouse performer and millions love this man. From making us curious about his upcoming movies to signing great projects, Singh is ruling Bollywood right now. TBH there is no filmmaker at present who wouldn't want to work with him. After teasing his fans for so long, the actor has finally given us a sneak-peak of him as the quirky cop we all wanted to see. The #Simmba journey begins... @ranveersingh #SaraAliKhan @karanjohar @reliance.entertainment @dharmamovies @rohitshettypicturez @simmbathefilm A post shared by Rohit Shetty (@itsrohitshetty) on Jun 6, 2018 at 4:26am PDT All set to play a police inspector named Sangram Bhalerao in Rohit Shetty's next, Ranveer finally shared a 40-second clip showcasing his killer moves. #Repost @itsrohitshetty . . . . Straight. Simple. Honest. Hard Working and Pure at Heart. Be the way you are. God bless you with loads and loads of Success, Good Health and Happiness. Lots of Love to you my little Brother. Happy Birthday @ranveersingh â¤ï¸ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Jul 12, 2018 at 8:25am PDT The clip delivers a strong and clear message to people to stand up and fight against the crimes being committed against women, because it is the need of the hour. In the short clip, we get a glimpse of the behind-the-scenes shoot, packed with a lot of action sequences. The actor had earlier revealed, during a media interaction, that 'Simmba' is his biggest film to date. “It is my first bona fide 'in and as'. It is with a director who has such a great, vast and sparkling equity. And he is really not holding back this time, with the way he is mounting the film and everything that he is pumping into the film. It really is my biggest outing and I am doing my best to perform my level best in this film and keeping my fingers crossed. I am excited about it and I hope people watch the film and love it. It has been a mind, soul-enhancing experience. Rohit sir is the king of the genre. I am growing as an artist. It is not easy to be performing, acting in mainstream films as there is comedy, drama, action, etc. It is my biggest film and I am very excited about it,” he said. Check out the video that is creating a buzz all around: A sneak peek into the #POWEROFSIMMBA ... Releasing 28th December !!! @ranveersingh #SaraAliKhan @karanjohar @reliance.entertainment @dharmamovies @rohitshettypicturez @simmbathefilm A post shared by Rohit Shetty (@itsrohitshetty) on Aug 14, 2018 at 9:29pm PDT 'Simmba' is a remake of the 2015 Telugu blockbuster 'Temper' and also stars Sara Ali Khan and Sonu Sood. The movie is set to hit the screens on December 28 and it is showing all the signs of being a blockbuster.
  16. The Nawab of B-town is close to hitting a half-century, and we can't help but reminiscence about all the times over the past two decades when he gave every millennial kid the best walk-through on how to be the 'coolest dude' around. There is no denying that since the very beginning, Saif Ali Khan has been known as the chocolate boy of B-town. He gave an entire generation of young men the ultimate cool dude #goals and yes, we want to go down that very particular lane on his 48th birthday today. © Twitter Saif kicked off his 48th birthday celebration in style by cutting a decadent looking cake at midnight amidst all the hullabaloo, courtesy his close bunch of family and friends. While the world is busy gushing over him, we feel credit needs to be given to the guy who pulls off the cool dude antics like no other actor in Bollywood. He's got the looks, the swag and even the persona to speak for it and we have decided to prove our point by picking out 7 of his prime 'cool dude' personas from a number of movies. 1. Heartthrob & Headache Packed In One - As Deepak Kumar In 'Main Khiladi Tu Anari' © YouTube This was one of Saif's initial movies that was an absolute hit at the box office, and also put him on the radar as a star who could play on his looks and act well too. As a romantic hero, Saif's character was a rather light-hearted one that made him look good in those relaxed-looking suits, long locks and charms that struck a chord with his huge female fanbase. Having played his part well, Deepak's character became close to several young men as well, who wanted to emulate the dynamic Deepak Kumar in real life. 2. The Ladies' Man - As Karan Kapoor In 'Hum Tum' © YouTube Karan's character was a major hit, and so was the movie that was hailed as a relatable take on the dichotomy men and women share in real life. In 'Hum Tum' Saif played a flamboyant and carefree young man who knows how to get around with women. Even though Karan's looks at certain points in the movie seemed a little questionable, he managed to pull it off when coupled with his “ways”. Karan was witty, charming and knew how to tread through tricky situations, while having fun at the same time. 3. Crazy Car Racer - As RV In 'Ta Ra Rum Pum' © Twitter RV came across as that guy in our friend circle who is extremely passionate about that one dream that keeps him awake at night. A hardcore car-racing enthusiast, RV's character did not only come through as that guy who wanted to achieve all his dreams but also as the one who's successfully living the high life. He's the #1 race car driver, a great guy to hang out with and later, a cool dad who struggles hard to protect his kids and their innocent smiles. Saif's character in this movie didn't only charm the women when he tried to win Radhika over with his antics, but his ways of turning tough situations fun also made a cool impression among many. 4. The Boy Next Door - As Sameer In 'Dil Chahta Hai' © YouTube Yet another memorable character that's a favourite of every millennial. Sameer was the fun guy all of us wanted to be around. He is a good friend and someone who's not scared of wearing his heart on his sleeve. Sameer's struggles as a friend as well as a lover did hit home a few times but his demeanour and his perspective reminded us where we'd be without a guy like him in our life. Fun, dependable and cooler than a cucumber, he stood out in the movie with his brilliant comic timing. 5. Truly Yours - As Rohit Patel In 'Kal Ho Na Ho' © YouTube Rohit is that honest man, who is an occasional flirt, who tries to make things work for him in one way or another. With a soft heart that tricks him pretty easily, he's much cooler than he gives himself credit for. Struggling in a number of ways to balance his life to the best of his ability, we often find a trace of the guy he can be, should he choose to take things into greater consideration. He's funny, honest and caring which to us, makes him pretty cool. 6. Running After Time - As Nikhil Arora In 'Salaam Namaste' © Twitter Another one of the Nawaab's finest roles, Nikhil comes with his own quirks that we cannot help but laugh at. He is always late, struggles with his emotions AND has a hard time expressing them. Nikhil is all about having fun and living the life while he struggles to constantly balance the equilibrium in his relationships. With some hilarious dialogues and a persona that screams “IDGAF” about the world, but a heart that feels deeply, he reminds us a lot of the “cool” guys we have come across in life. 7. The Cool Casanova - As Gautam Kapoor In 'Cocktail' © YouTube Gautam's character epitomises the 'cool dude' title because he's all that and much more. One of Saif's super successful movies, Gautam's story is all about living the 'wild' life with a YOLO attitude. The perfect example of a Casanova, he's often the guy who gets away being the sleazy flirt because he's so cool and charming about it. He shows you how to live life on your own terms and never budge when an opportunity presents itself. Saif makes a statement in each of these characters and even when he's close to hitting the half-century, we can't help but admire his skills and charms of delivering such great performances and giving us the 'cool dude' goals.
  17. Saif Ali Khan is on a new 'all time' high post the roaring success of his portrayal of Sartaj Singh in 'Sacred Games'. He has wowed the audience as the tough Sikh officer who is constantly battling his mind and heart between what his duty demands and what is ethical. © Netflix Saif is known to be a very reserved person with a selected group of friends and even though he is a real life 'Nawab', his 48th birthday bash was a very private affair last night. A post shared by saif ali khan (@saif_alikan) on Aug 15, 2018 at 7:15pm PDT His kids, Sara Ali and Ibrahim joined the celebrations, though Taimur was missing from the pictures (the cute one anyway steals everyone's thunder!) Saif Ali Khan with his kids Ibrahim Ali Khan & @saraalikhan95 on his 48th birthday! . . . #saifalikhan #ibrahimalikhan #saraalikhan #indiancinema #actor #actress #hunk #handsome #father #igers #likeforlikes #likeforfollow #instagood #instamood #instadaily #instafeed #instalike #birthday #post #happybirthday #followus #followformore A post shared by Bollyworm (@bolly_worm) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:12am PDT @saraalikhan95 #ibramhimalikhan #snapped at #saifalikhan #birthday #bash #houseparty #bollywood #star #saifalikhan #instagood #insta #instaclick #look #family #atishtambe @bollywood_photographer_27_31 A post shared by _-Atish tambe-_ð¤ (@bollywood_photographer_27_31) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:17am PDT Kareena and Saif make a gorgeous couple and hence their pictures were nothing less than glamorous. #SaifAliKhan & #KareenaKapoor @ Birthday Celebrations ! #HBDSaifAliKhan A post shared by TFC FILM & FILM NEWS (@tfcfilmfilmnews) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:17am PDT #kareenakapoor gets papped in house as she poses with the balloons #happybirthday #happybirthdaysaifalikhan #SaifAliKhan A post shared by V Music (@vmusic__mum) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:18am PDT His sister Soha Ali and brother-in-law Kunal Khemu were also a part of the celebration. Birthday time! #SaifAliKhan kickstarts his birthday celebrations with his family and close friends! | #KareenaKapoorKhan @iakpataudi @saraalikhan95 @therealkarismakapoor @sakpataudi @khemster2 . . . . . . . . . . . . #HappyBirthdaySaifAliKhan #SaraAliKhan #IbrahimAliKhan #KareenaKapoor #KarismaKapoor #Bollywood #StyleFile #Fashion #Style #Beauty #Glam #IndianFashion #CelebStyle #CelebFashion #BollywoodFashion #InstaCeleb #InstaFashion #InstaGood #InstaFollow #InstaDaily #LikeForLike #InstaLike #Ootn #ootd #Outfit #BollywoodHungama #Potd #PhotoOfTheDay A post shared by Bollywood Hungamað¥ (@realbollywoodhungama) on Aug 15, 2018 at 11:49am PDT Happy Birthday Saif Ali Khan!ð We're always here supporting you and loving you. Enjoy your day Saifu!â¨ð |#kareenakapoor•#saifalikhan| ` #happybirthday A post shared by • ÆÆƦÐÐÆÆ ÆÆÆ¤Æ Æ Æ¦ ÆÓÆÆ • (@kareena_kapoor_tr) on Aug 16, 2018 at 3:09am PDT Nawab Pataudi Saif Ali Khan turned 48, celebrating with whole family .Saif Ali Khan, Kareena, Kunal khemu, Sara Ali Khan, Soha Ali Khan . . . . . . . . . #saifalikhan #kareenakapoor , #kunalkhemu #saraalikhan #sohaalikhan #taimuralikhan #taimuralikhanpataudi #birthday #birthdayparty #instafollowers #inbollywood #bollywoodactress #bollywoodcelebrity #fun #familygoals #couplegoals A post shared by CeLeB Mirror (@celebmirrorofficial) on Aug 16, 2018 at 2:49am PDT The 'Nawab' turned a glorious 48 yesterday and here's wishing him many more years of joy and success.
  18. The 90s era was possibly one of the best times to grow up in and Milind Soman was unarguably one of the reasons for us not having a dull or boring childhood. While, most of us french fries- and soda-consuming folks get exhausted and start huffing and puffing after a 15 minute workout at 25, Milind Soman is giving major fitness goals to people even at 52. © Instagram And Milind Soman once again proved why he is hailed as the 'Ironman of India', with his interesting way of celebrating Independence Day. While most of have differing perceptions and opinion about freedom, Milind Soman introduced us to a new kind of freedom - to live in a healthy way and to promote this message, he ran 72 km in Delhi to mark the 72 years of Independence. © Instagram Milind told The Times of India, “People mark August 15 in their own way. I thought, why not celebrate it in a way that would make people fitter? To me, running is the best way to do that.” He took off from Lodhi Gardens in the morning at 6:30 AM and finished at India Gate in the evening around 4:30 PM. Reportedly, this run was organised by United Sisters Foundation to promote the sixth edition of Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Delhi. “I would like to wish fellow Indians on India's 72nd Independence Day and urge people to take their health and fitness seriously,” he said. © Instagram He further added, “Running 72 km is not just to celebrate our Independence Day but also to promote the message of exercising our freedom to live in a healthy way by making the right choices of spending 30-40 minutes daily on self, clean eating, being active and challenging your physical and mental abilities to lead a fit life.” © Instagram Milind Soman belongs to that section of society for whom no matter how old they grow, we'll always say 'Age is just a number for them'. And Milind said the same thing, “Age should not be a limiting factor. We want large number of people especially women to take up running and adopt fitness in their way of life.” Milind's wife Ankita Konwar and mother Usha Soman too celebrated 15th August by completing 50 km in Mumbai Ultra marathon.
  19. More often than not, the endings of Leonardo DiCaprio movies need some more explanation and context, be it confusion or just anger. One such movie is obviously 'Titanic' with the age-old claim that there was enough space for both of them on that door. Special mention – the twisted ending of 'Shutter Island'. But, probably the most confusing ending belongs to the even more confusing movie 'Inception'. Was it a dream or reality? Did Cobb finally go back to his family or did he just dream about that in the end? These are some questions that have been left unanswered for almost a decade and we may have finally gotten the answer. Let's just get a little background before we proceed to the ending. The movie basically follows a bunch of people who specialize in stealing information from someone's mind through their dreams. But, since that wasn't difficult and weird enough, they are then supposed to actually plant an idea in a powerful businessman's mind and as you know, things don't really go exactly as they were planned. Since it's so easy for the lines between reality and dreams to become blurred, Leo's character uses a spinning top – fully aware that it spins forever in a dream but would topple if the situation is reality. In the end, though, we can see the top as it clearly kept spinning and the possibility of a happy ending becoming unclear. The mind-bending masterpiece of a movie by none other than Christopher Nolan came out eight years ago but that ending has never given us any proper answers. The supposed cliff-hanger is frustrating to say the least, but Michael Caine has finally cleared up some doubts. The actor gave everyone a little behind-the-scenes intel while attending the screening of the movie in London. “When I got the script of Inception, I was a bit puzzled by it, and I said to him, 'I don't understand where the dream is,'” Caine explained. He went on, “I said, 'When is it the dream and when is it reality?' He said, 'Well, when you're in the scene it's reality.' So, get that — if I'm in it, it's reality. If I'm not in it, it's a dream.” That's actually a good point which makes things so much easier. Let's go back to that ending once again with this newfound information, shall we? Michael Caine may have been missing from most of the movie but he was in that ending scene, so if we're going by his explanation, the happy ending was real and Leo finally went back home to his kids!
  20. Vishal Bhardwaj's movies never leave us disappointed, as there is something about him that gives his movies a unique blend that most makers can't seem to conjure. Following the same pattern is his new film 'Pataakha' starring Sanya Malhotra from 'Dangal' and Radhika Madan. The trailer of the movie is out and it is gritty, complex and hilarious. (c) B4U Motion Pictures Vishal introduces two sisters Genda Kumari or 'Chhutki' (Sanya) and Champa Kumari or 'Badki' (Radhika) who, like most siblings, are out for each other's blood and are constantly at each other's throats. (c) B4U Motion Pictures The narrator in the trailer compares their violent and turbulent relationship to that of India and Pakistan, and honestly, he's not exaggerating! Living in a village in Rajasthan with their father aka Bapu (Vijay Raaz), the film very impressively establishes the rivalry between the two sisters, that has existed right from their childhood. (c) B4U Motion Pictures From massive brawls, which are often public, to being beedi-addicts to flirting with boys just for fun, the two are always indulging in some mischief which has their poor father at his wit's end. We soon see Bapu in dire need of money, who then fixes the marriage of his daughter with a rich man (Saanand Verma). But the twist comes when both the sisters run away and end up marrying men, who turn out to be brothers. (c) B4U Motion Pictures You can imagine their horror, as the sisters realise, that they'll have to end up living together, again! We also see Sunil Grover featuring as Dipper Naradmuni who is amazing as always. (c) B4U Motion Pictures Clearly, this is yet another piece of fine work by Bhardwaj about an epic sibling rivalry, which I'm sure most of us can relate to. 'Pataakha' is based on acclaimed writer Charan Singh Pathik's short story 'Do Behenein' and looks very promising indeed. Check out the trailer now: The movie is all set to hit the big screen on September 28.
  21. Huawei recently launched the Nova 3, a direct competitor of the OnePlus 6 and has a similar design to the P20 Pro. It has four cameras - two at the front and two on the back. The Nova 3 retails in India for Rs 34,999 and is only available in the 6GB + 128GB configuration (expandable to 256GB). We've been using the smartphone for over two weeks and here's the final review of the smartphone: Design Language & Display © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia To be honest, we have no complaints here, as Huawei has managed to carve a striking yet distinctive look for its smartphones. The Iris purple colour can be spotted from afar and looks more presentable than any other smartphone in this price segment (except the white OnePlus 6). The Nova fits well in the hand and is lighter than other Huawei smartphones. The phone is also available in a black colourway, however, you want to invest your money in something that gives your smartphone a unique identity — and that's the Iris Purple version. Since it has a glass back, you will often find fingering smudges which can be easily prevented with the supplied cover. © MensXP_Chahat Bhatia The earpiece can be found right above the notch of the display which also hosts the dual selfie camera, an IR sensor and an LED notification light. Speaking of the display, the smartphone has a 6.3-inch IPS screen that also has an iPhone styled “notch”. The display is good enough to view content, as it is capable of displaying vivid colours and accurate sharpness. Having said that, the display has a blue hue out of the box which can be annoying for some users. But you can easily tweak that from the display settings menu. Performance © YouTube The Nova 3 is powered by Huawei's proprietary Kirin 970 SoC, that has been coupled with 6GB of RAM. The Kirin 970 chipset is supposed to be a direct equivalent of Snapdragon 845, however, we believe it's always lagging behind. Having said that, in the context of Nova 3, it performed well and packed some serious power. We did not come across any crashes, lags or bugs during the course of our review. We played a few rounds of PUBG without any problems, however, we did notice normal over-heating issues. The Nova 3 does come with Huawei's GPU turbo technology, which delivered a better gaming experience than other Android smartphones. When compared to the OnePlus 6, the smartphone did fall short in every category albeit workable. The phone was also used for daily navigation, instant messaging and general web browsing which brings us to its battery life. The Nova 3 can last a full working day which involves all the activities mentioned above. The smartphone packs a 3,750 mAh battery which also supports fast-charging. A good 20-minute charge brought the smartphone from 2% to 48% which is good enough if you want to charge your phone in a hurry. Camera Quality © BCCL This is probably the only department where the Nova 3 beats the OnePlus 6 with ease. The company has always been known to incorporate a kickass camera on their smartphones which is one of the primary reasons for customers to buy a smartphone. The Nova packs four cameras, as mentioned before, that use AI machine learning to tweak your pictures for quality and subject identification. The primary camera setup consists of a 24MP+16MP sensor that supports PDAF. The smartphone is also capable of taking some amazing portrait shots which can later be edited on an iPhone-like editing application. Both primary sensors have an aperture of f/1.8 which enables the cameras to take better pictures in low-light environments. Having said that, we found the AI enabled pictures to be a bit too saturated and sometimes aggressively tuning the image that would end up giving it an artificial look. To be honest, we didn't spend much time using the selfie camera during the course of our review because its not a priority. Since we didn't use the feature much, we can say that we liked what we saw in our preliminary tests. Here are a few sample shots for your reference: I like the camera on the Huawei #Nova3 but without the AI amplification. #technology #tech #smartphones #review A post shared by Akshay Bhalla / Høax (@editorinchief) on Aug 16, 2018 at 12:24am PDT The Final Say The Nova 3, in our opinion, is a great alternative to the OnePlus 6. It may not outperform the popular phone by OnePlus, it does, however, have a few advantages. The Nova 3 is capable of taking better pictures than the OnePlus 6 and also stands out more thanks to its unique design. The Nova 3's memory can also be expanded to 256GB which is yet another feature you cannot find on the OnePlus 6. The Nova 3 is probably the only handset in the Rs 35,000 category that can take awesome images and if that is your priority, you cannot ignore this smartphone.
  22. Not very long ago, four young and upcoming cricketers - Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Kane Williamson and Joe Root - were tipped as the next big thing in the world of cricket. Today, these four star batsmen have all established themselves as the backbone of their respective team's batting line-up. They all are captains of their respective teams and it's not surprising to see these four batting maestros occupying the top four spots in Test rankings. But, if anyone saw the rankings recently, they would have surely noticed that every single batsman ranked as No. 1 in Tests. Wait, what? Yep, it was neither an error, nor a publicity stunt. It was rather a joke that came at the behest of American rapper Kanye West. How's that even possible? Kanye and cricket are poles apart, no? Here's the story behind the joke. no one is better than anyone — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) August 13, 2018 It all began when Kanye took to Twitter and tweeted: "no one is better than anyone". While many of his fans expressed their views on the tweet, the International Cricket Council (ICC) came up with a unique response. If you say so yeezy ¯_(ã)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/y4P1BVmTyc — ICC (@ICC) August 14, 2018 To the sheer surprise of cricket fans, the governing body shared a screenshot of the players' rankings in Tests where every single batsman was ranked as No. 1. "If you say so yeezy," ICC's tweet read. As soon as the tweet surfaced, the cricket fans across the globe came up with their own response to ICC's joke which soon went viral. pic.twitter.com/ParRyNTd1R — ð¾ (@starrynites_) August 15, 2018 What on Earth is this ?? ðð Crazy !! ð — Krishna (@krisbangalore95) August 14, 2018 ððð — Shriran Umbarkar (@Shrirang_4u) August 14, 2018 Icc or Roma account ðð — -CR7 PAAJI- (@Kakarla07) August 14, 2018 Thanks for giving us a new emoji idea ICC — Akhil Nigam (@IMAkhilNigam) August 16, 2018 Probably ICC is still in the hangover of @Cristiano move to @juventusfcen... — saurabh pareek (@saurabhpareek82) August 15, 2018
  23. Nawazuddin Siddiqui's 'Manto' trailer just dropped and it is brilliant AF. Based on the life of the famous author Saadat Hasan Manto, this movie is a highly anticipated one. Directed by Nandita Das, the movie has already been creating waves at the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. © Viacom18 Motion Pictures It was 10 years ago when Nandita made her directorial debut with 'Firaaq' featuring Nawazuddin Siddiqui in the lead and now, they are all set to entertain us again with a movie that will leave you stunned. It goes without saying that whatever Nawazuddin touches, turns into gold. The man is ingenious, gifted and the trailer of 'Manto' proves just that. © Viacom18 Motion Pictures The clip takes us back to the post-independence era and begins with Manto (Nawaz) standing in a courtroom. He is unapologetic, rebellious and simply questions that why can't he present the truth the way it is? He states how every story of his shows what the society is really like. “Sawal yeh hai, jo cheez jaisi hai usse waise hi pesh kyu na kiya jaye?” says Manto at the beginning of the trailer, raising a very simple yet a very valid question. © Viacom18 Motion Pictures The case filed against him is based on his popular story- 'Thanda Ghosht' in Lahore after he moved to Pakistan. The film takes us through his journey where we witness the most difficult four years of Manto's life during the India-Pakistan partition. The trailer digs deep into the famous author's philosophy, his perspective to look at life and his representation of women in the stories he wrote. © Viacom18 Motion Pictures If you have read Manto's stories or have heard about him, then you might know that the writer was often charged with obscenity, because he often wrote the harsh truth and was unapologetic about it. The pathos of his views and thoughts are portrayed in the most wonderful manner by both Nandita and Nawaz. By looking at the trailer itself, we bet there is no one else in the industry that could have done justice with 'Manto' like Nawaz it. © Viacom18 Motion Pictures Check out the trailer: The film also stars Rasika Dugal and Tahir Bhasin. We will also see Javed Akhtar, Rishi Kapoor, Divya Dutta, Paresh Rawal, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Rajashri Deshpande making appearances. The movie hits the screens on September 21.
  24. Ever since they landed in England for their much-anticipated tour, the Indian cricket team knew the kind of expectations they carried as they chased the elusive dream of proving their mettle in hostile conditions. They did well to win the T20I series 2-1 before narrowly missing out in the ODIs. But, their biggest test was arguably the five-match Test series where Virat Kohli and his team were looking to right the wrongs of their forgettable 2014 tour. The first Test at Edgbaston saw India putting their best foot forward with a spirited performance on the field. Even though they ended up losing the first Test by a narrow margin of 31 runs, the Indian fans were still happy as the much-improved showing promised a good contest in the remaining four games. However, contrary to popular perception, dreams of a billion fans back home were shattered to pieces following the turn of events in the second Test at Lord's. The promise of a good contest was sadly transformed into a brutal and shambolic hammering as India lost the match by an innings and 159 runs. © Reuters The Indian cricket team was so poor that it beggared belief. If Kohli's team selection left everyone scratching their head, the unbearable misery of Indian batsmen against master tormentor James Anderson was a sight every fan back home dreaded for. There was no surprise to see the fans, pundits and even former cricketers drawing general consensus to slam the lack of fight displayed by Team India. If this was the case of Indian supporters, you'd imagine the sheer delight of England and their fans. In fact, former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott minced no words while absolutely shredding Kohli and his men to pieces in his column for the Daily Telegraph. "India have come to England complacently and arrogantly thinking they can bat the same way and everything will be OK on the day. Any time you do not plan and work at your cricket, the game will kick you up the backside, and India deserve the thrashing they are getting," Boycott wrote. © Reuters "So far, the Indian players have let themselves and their supporters down. The batting has been so naive and irresponsible, it has bordered on stupidity. Wafting drives at tempting outswingers is thoughtless," Boycott added further in his column. While Boycott's comments might enrage the Indian fans, the Englishman does make a crucial point in his assessment of Kohli's men. The fact that Kohli scored 54 per cent of India's total in the first innings and then held fort for his side in the second, shows how dependent the visitors are on their captain. No other batsman has looked convincing or challenging enough to negate England's fierce seam attack. The openers have become a major worry, while the middle-order has proved unreliable to aid India. Having lost two successive games, Kohli and Indian selectors must address all these questions if they intend to bounce back in the series, or else their world no. 1 tag (in Tests) would stand for nothing.
  25. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his live address to the nation on its 72nd Independence Day, announced that the country will be sending its first manned space mission by 2022. The mission will be called Gaganyaan and will put India in the league with countries like the US, Russia, and China who have been able to pull off a manned space mission. © ISRO The Indian Space Research Organisation, better known as ISRO, plans to send three Indian astronauts into space and the first mission is set to take place within 40 months from now. It is estimated the mission will cost $1.28 billion or Rs 90 crores. The first phase of the mission will involve deploying the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark III (GSLV MK III) which also host a crew of trees into a low earth orbit. The mission is expected to last five to seven days. The GSLV MK III is India's most powerful rocket and was first used last year in June. The rocket was used to deliver a GSAT-19 satellite into orbit to provide internet access. © ISRO ISRO plans to launch the rocket from Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh from the same space launch station that was used for the GSLV MK III launch last year. The same space station was used to launch the Polar Satellite mission that delivered a record-breaking 104 satellites into orbit. The plan is not set in stone as of now as the GSLV MK III nor the GSLV MK-II have been tested for flight with humans. ISRO also told The Times of India that it is still looking for locations for a possible landing site. The landing site needs to have no habitation around them for a safe landing. Source: NDTV
  26. Motorola has launched a new device in China that has managed to confuse everyone. At first glance, it looks like the iPhone X, but when you look closer and see the paint job, it'll remind you of Huawei's P20 Pro. In fact, Motorola has decided to troll Huawei and has named this device the P30. While we've seen many companies take inspiration from Apple's iPhone X, including the Vivo V9, Xiaomi Mi A2 or the P20 Lite, Motorola has decided to go ahead and copy the design very precisely. The only difference is, there's a Moto logo on the back instead of an Apple. © Motorola The P30 has a ceramic back that comes in three flavours - black, white and a purple + blue gradient colour. The Moto logo on the back also houses a fingerprint sensor. If you're out there looking for a new phone that is cheaper but looks as attractive as the iPhone X, the P30 is for you. The phone has a 6.2-inch Full HD+ LCD display with a resolution of 2246 x 1080 and an aspect ratio of 19:9. This where the high-end feel ends though, the phone is powered by the budget Snapdragon 636 processor along with 6GB of RAM. Two storage variants, 64 and 128GB are available, along with an expandable microSD card slot. © Motorola On the rear, the dual camera setup consists of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with an aperture of f/1.8 and f/2.2 respectively. It can shoot portrait photos along with videos at 1080p. On the front is a 12-megapixel sensor with a f/2.0 aperture. Thankfully the phone has a type-C connection that charges the 3000mAh battery. The phone also supports fast charging and a 3.5mm jack, for the old schools out there. © Motorola The phone runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with Lenovo's ZUI 4.0 skin on the top. For now, the phone has launched in China and the 64GB variant retails for CNY 1,999 (Rs 20,500) while the 128GB one goes for CNY 2,099 (Rs 21,500). There is a possibility Motorola might launch the phone to more global markets after making an announcement at IFA Berlin.
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