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  1. June 2019 is a fiery month for all that is good on TV and the movies and we can't wait to become absolute couch potatoes next month onwards. Apart from that, going to the movie hall and spending a good amount of money will be worth it in June because Hollywood has something good in store for us. It is action-packed, it's funny, it's horrific and it's animated, and with every genre coming together to give you maximum entertainment, there is nothing else you really need. (c)20th Century Fox So, yes, look out for these 5 kickass Hollywood movies in June, book your tickets sooner than soon and don't forget to thank us. (1) X-Men: The Dark Phoenix (c)20th Century Fox Well, we've been waiting for this one far too long now and we hope it's not a sheer disappointment. While some of us can't wait to see Sansa aka Sophie Turner in a different avatar altogether, most of us have been waiting to see what Dark Phoenix really unfolds. All we know is the X-Men face their most powerful foe, Jean Grey. Jean is hit by a mysterious cosmic force when she's on a mission in space and after her return to earth, she's just infinitely powerful and a little bit evil, all because she really hasn't learnt to control the power she possesses. Banking on Sophie for this one. Releasing on: June 7, 2019 Watch the trailer here (2) Men In Black: International (c)Sony Pictures Releasing We have 'Men In Black: International' the fourth part of the series releasing this year on June 14th and we can't keep it together, because the trailer looks really badass, with some new elements drawn in. The sad part though is that we don't have the regular partners in crime this time, and that's the kinda camaraderie we're really going to miss. But fret not, 'MIB International' promises another alien invasion and two agents looking to kick some alien ass. Releasing on: June 14, 2019 Watch the trailer here (3) Child's Play (c)United Artists Releasing Although the scary doll movie has maintained its sequels pretty well, the new one isn't a part of that. In fact, the new 'Child's Play' is the remake of the original one and it seems as scary as the first one. The movie definitely has some old-school slasher vibe. Can't wait to see this again. Releasing on : June 21, 2019 Watch the trailer here (4) Toy-Story 4 (c)Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures This one is packed with a lot of action and nostalgia because Bo Peep is coming back after more than 20 years after making a debut back in 1999. The movie will hit the theatres in June. Releasing on : June 21, 2019 Watch the trailer here (5) The Dead Don't Die (c) Focus Features There's a chance this movie won't be in theatres here, but even so, download it when the time is right and watch it for sure. Because if you're in to zombies, this one's a funny one for sure. To add some light humour to an intense horrific year, we have another comical (of sorts) Zombie movie, with an awesome cast. The movie is obviously about a small-town police department battle some zombies. Of course, it's like any other Zombie movie but the cast surely makes this better. With Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Rozie Perez and Iggy Pop, this movie looks damn promising. Releasing on: June 14, 2019 Watch the trailer here There are lots more releasing next month but these are surely going to have you at the edge of your seat. Most of the releases are sequels and maybe 2019 is the year of some great sequels (read 'Avengers: Endgame'). So, maybe plan your weekends with these movies on your agenda, for sure.
  2. The Lok Sabha Election results have been termed as TsuNaMo and Modi Wave 2.0, and we all know why that is. The clean sweep win for Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been the biggest topic of discussion since yesterday and sure enough friends and foes of the winning party have come forward to have their say. © Twitter But if there is one thing about such events that keep common people on their toes, it's the prospect of finding out what the opposition parties and celebrities have to say about it. And surely, many politicians and celebrities have voiced themselves since the results came out. While reactions to the such a major event are to be found in abundance, what's the fun in that? So instead of doing what is most obvious, we decided to bring you 5 very interesting things celebrities have said about the election results. Gul Panag © Twitter This is turning into a Shok Sabha for the opposition! — Gul Panag (@GulPanag) May 23, 2019 Well, what can we say, but it did turn into a shok sabha for Congress and AAP eventually. Thankfully, they haven't been the kind of sore losers everyone was expecting them to be. Vishal Dadlani © Twitter This was my prediction, a few hours before exit polls. It's not about Pulwama. Nor about development, nor Mandir/Masjid nor any such. The narrative that has truly worked is "if not Modi...who?". No opposition party was able to provide an answer with any resonance. Truth. https://t.co/o6RWu4cFpt — VISHAL DADLANI (@VishalDadlani) May 23, 2019 Known for his honest opinions when it comes to politics and rights of citizens, even Vishal laid down the bigger truth as it was. India chose its leader and the reasons are in front of us to see. Siddharth © Twitter #Congress should consider changing their team name like #DelhiDaredevils. There are only so many thrashings under an incapable leader and self goals that any party can take. Is the grand old party of Independent India on its death bed? #IndianElections2019 — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) May 23, 2019 If there is one celebrity who has constantly been very verbal with his objections, it has to be Telugu actor Siddharth. However, after the Lok Sabha Election verdict, even Siddharth urged the opposition to introspect. Shashi Tharoor © Twitter As my lead nears 50,000 with 72% counted, i feel like a batsman who has scored a century while his team has lost! It's a bittersweet emotion I will take some time to reflect on. #TharoorForTvm — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 23, 2019 This post of the wordsmith was so on-point, we couldn't help but agree to it. It's sad to see that Shashi Tharoor couldn't celebrate his hatrick win the way he wanted to. Shekhar Kapur © Twitter The world does not want to believe the Indian Voter has a mind of its own? The rubbish I have been reading makes them look like sheep following a herd. 85 million are first time voters who voted for a better future. The results will declare who they believe will give it to them — Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) May 23, 2019 Again, it's time we all accept and respect the verdict that's come about regardless of whether it goes with our personal beliefs or not.
  3. According to a finding by 9to5Mac, Apple devices have now shown up in the Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory database. The new iPhone models have shown up ahead of their release later this year and we finally know what the model numbers are. © YouTube The 2019 iPhones have appeared in the database with model numbers A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223. The database compiles a list of devices that depend on encryption technologies and most of Apple's devices both past and present are on that list. Similarly, earlier this year the iPad Air and iPad mini 5 were registered on the database five months ahead of its launch. According to the 9to5Mac's report, “The A2111, A2161, A2215 identifiers probably represent the new iPhone XR successor. The other model identifiers will be for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.” The other model numbers are also expected to be different versions of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone R successor as different regions offer different cellular band compatibility. In the case of China, the iPhone comes with a physical dual SIM phone that is exclusive to the region. © Twitter 2019 iPhones are expected to look largely the same as the previous generation while previous leaks have suggested a triple-camera setup at the back. In terms of the feel of the phone, there are rumours that suggest that Apple is opting for a more matte finish instead of the glass back. Other new features include reverse wireless charging for the new AirPods and Apple new more A13 chipset. © Twitter Apple will be adding an extra sensor to both the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11/11Max as a form of upgrades. The iPhone XR is now rumoured to have a dual-camera setup similar to the iPhone XS whereas the iPhone 11 is expected to have a triple camera setup. The iPhone 11 is expected to have a larger camera bump and in the shape of a square. The additional third sensor is said to be an ultra-wide lens and will also be used for more detailed images at a standard zoom level. The new iPhones are expected to be announced at Apple's annual press event that is scheduled to take place sometime in September. Source: 9to5Mac
  4. A couple of weeks ago, the Indian Premier League finished on a high with Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians winning the championship for a record fourth time. Lasith Malinga's final over heroics and an unpredictable bowling spell not only shocked Chennai Super Kings but also saved the match for the MIPaltan. With the stakes so high and the entire season on the line, players, team owners and fans from both sides were sitting at the edge of their seats during the final moments of the game. We even saw the MI team owner, Nita Ambani, chant her famous mantra just seconds before Malinga bowled that slower final delivery that won them the title. Curious as we were, we got in touch with Ambani's pandit, Chandra Shekar Sharma, to know whether the team and its owners received some supernatural assistance in the game and here's what he said: “It was a perfect stage for an IPL final with an intense feeling about the fate of the game, but I knew that Mumbai (Indians) had the potential to handle such a situation.” “We do the 'Chandi paath' ahead of every match and yesterday, we performed it during the entire match, until Malinga's final ball. It is lord Durga's 'paath' and is performed in order to enhance one's luck. It gives you the power and the energy to do something in the way that it was meant to.” So, it was obvious that we had to contact Pandit Sharma and know his thoughts on Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team and their ICC World Cup 2019 journey, which begins 5th June 2019 against South Africa. Here's what he said to the MensXP Hindi team about India's chances of winning their third World Cup: "The expectation of winning the World Cup 2019 is very high if the Indian cricket team's performance, team bonding and planets and constellations are high.” "This colour is absolutely right for the Indian team with blue jerseys. This color is a symbol of the sky, which has no limit. It is very lucky for Team India,” he added. However, he clarified that the talks of planets and constellations are mostly for boosting the athletes' motivation and morale and that there is nothing more important than the Indian cricketers' hard work and efforts that they put in all year long which results in their success internationally. The athletes (and the fans) are free to choose to believe in it, or not. Pandit ji also put up a major disclaimer: “Do not take my words as a prophecy.” You can read the full interview, here.
  5. There are some freaks amidst us (me) who love the horror movie genre. So much so, we'd watch them alone if we have to. I don't really know what it is. I guess it's the thrill of feeling something other than sadness or joy while watching movies? That particular tingle when you're watching a horror film is irreplaceable and mostly it's just that and, of course, the special effects, CGIs, production and sound effects that make good horror. © warner bros. pictures Now, just like every year, we bring you a list of special horror movies you must watch this year too. It's always good to delve into a better screenplay and visual effects once in a while, and this year promises to take us away from the usual 'haunted house ghost' series and use a bit more creativity in creating horror content. So, gear up because 2019 promises to be a year of good horror and I hope you catch all of them whenever they release. Here's a list of horror films (Hollywood) releasing in 2019: (1) BrightBurn © Sony Pictures releasing James Gunn's production of a dark horror tale of a superhero boy, who lands from outer space just like Superman did. But, he decides to use his superpower for evil and not for the good of mankind. We can call him the anti-Superman child! Releases on: May 24 Watch the trailer here (2) Ma © Universal pictures Octavia Spencer stars in this psychological horror that'll send shivers down your spine, just by watching the trailer. Tate Taylor, a lonely woman allows young people to throw parties in her basement but later, they realise something is definitely not right about her and things start to, let's see, fall apart? Releases on: May 31 Watch the trailer here (3) Annabelle Comes Home © Warner Bros pictures The first 'Annabelle' movie wasn't that scary, the second one was maybe something you could watch with the lights off, sitting alone on your bed, but the third one looks godawful scary AF by the looks of the trailer. It's actually 'Conjuring' meets 'Annabelle' and this time, the doll's not gonna give up, I feel. This movie is a directorial debut for Gary Dauberman, who actually wrote the screenplay for 'IT' Chapters 1& 2, 'The Nun' and 'Annabelle: Creation' and is now all set to direct his first horror flick, a popular franchise. So, the story revolves around the 'Conjuring' protagonists Ed and Lorraine Warren, who've kept the doll in their room of horrors, never to be touched or brought back to life again. But things don't always have to be the way they are, do they? Releases on: July 5 Watch the trailer here (4) Midsommar © A24 This one is surely one of the most anticipated movies of the year. The movie is a folk horror focused on a young girl reluctantly joining her boyfriend for a trip to Sweden, to join a 9-day festival taking place there. The trailer looks a bit ambiguous but still terrifying. Definitely something different horror-wise to catch. Releases on: August 23 Watch the trailer here (5) IT: Chapter 2 © Warner bros pictures The second part of the Stephen King scary clown novel is back with an absolute bang and we can't wait to see what this one's about. Part two will probably see folks from the Losers Club head back to Derry when the red-haired Pennywise resurfaces to get them, once again. The first part was a great success, so let's hope this one's equally scary. Releases on: September 6 Watch the trailer here (6) Zombieland 2 : Double Tap © Sony Pictures releasing The first one released in 2009 and it was a great watch, funny yet focused on zombies mostly. Remember Bill Murrey? Yup the cast is great and so is the plot and we can't wait to witness a couple of Zombie movies lined up this year. Releases on: October 11 Trailer not out yet (7) Child's Play © United Artists releasing Although the scary doll movie has maintained its sequels pretty well, the new one isn't a part of that. In fact, the new 'Child's Play' is the remake of the original one and it seems as scary as the first one was. The movie definitely has some old-school slasher vibe. Can't wait to see this again. Releases on: TBD Watch the trailer here (8) Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark © Lionsgate With Guillermo Del Toro's screenplay, this movie is based on the Alvin Schwartz books and seems quite interesting. The story is about a young woman with a troubled tale, who decides to turn the horrors of her life into a book, which is later discovered by some teenagers who actually experience the book come alive, through her stories. The movie, of course, won't be an anthology but a well stitched together narrative instead. Releases on: TBD Watch the trailer here (9) The Dead Don't Die © Focus Features To add some light humour to an intense horrific year, we have another comical (of sorts) Zombie movie, with an awesome cast. The movie is obviously about a small-town police department battle some zombies. Of course, it's like any other Zombie movie but the cast surely makes this better. With Tilda Swinton, Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, Rozie Perez and Iggy Pop, this movie looks damn promising. Releases on: July 12 Watch the trailer here (10) Crawl © Paramount Pictres A young woman who tries to save her father from a category 5 hurricane is trapped in her own basement, with a huge Alligator floating about, trying to kill her. This one's a new-age version of 'Jaws' and 'Lake Placid' all mixed into one and yes, it does look scary. Releases on: August 23 Watch the trailer here So, there you have it. Ten awesome horrors releasing this year. I am not sure how many will release in the hall here, but if and when they do, catch them to keep your love for the horror genre alive!
  6. Over the years, the world of cricket has enthralled fans with numerous competitions. From day-night Tests to the advent of T20 cricket, the sport continues to thrive with its continuous evolution to cater to the ever-increasing fan-following. But, amongst the multiple events that cricket has to offer, nothing comes close to the fanfare or popularity of the ICC World Cup. One of the highly-anticipated sporting events in the world, the quadrennial cricket event garners public interest and captures the imagination of enthusiasts like no other. Four years after the first-ever ODI match was played, the organisers blessed the cricket fans with the maiden World Cup that was held in England in 1975. Since then, there has been no turning back for this mega event. And, this year's tourney promises to be no different. © Reuters Slated to begin from 30th May, the twelfth edition of the ICC spectacle promises to be an exciting affair with the participating nations vying for cricket's biggest honour. The mother of all tournaments (as one might call it), this year's World Cup will witness 10 teams competing in a single group. Each team will play with the other nine sides once, and the top four at the end of the group stage will progress to the semifinals. With the World Cup just 10 days away, cricket fans have already begun pledging their allegiances to their favourite teams. From casual banter in the office to heated dinners at home, the World Cup is undoubtedly the hottest topic at the moment. But, as we count down the days for this year's ICC spectacle, here's a look at some crazy records that stand tall at the World Cup: Most Individual Runs © Reuters No player has scored more runs at the Cricket World Cup than Sachin Tendulkar; or even come close for that matter. He scored 2,278 runs at the tournament – more than 500 more than his nearest rival – at an average of 56.95. His highest score at the World Cup came against Namibia in 2003 when he hit 152, but it was his runs in the 2011 World Cup which inspired India to glory. India will be hoping the likes of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli can emulate the Little Master in England & Wales this year. Most Wickets © Reuters Glenn McGrath lifted the coveted trophy three times and took more wickets than anyone else in the history of the tournament; it's fair to say that the Aussie great had a huge impact at the ICC World Cup. Between his debut at the tournament in 1996 and his final appearance in 2007, McGrath claimed 71 wickets in 39 games. He may have been nearing the end of his career, but his most prolific World Cup came in 2007 where he took 26 wickets - a tournament-best tally for most wickets at a single edition of the World Cup. Most Sixes © Reuters There is no surprise to see the record for the most sixes slammed at a World Cup being shared by swashbuckling AB de Villiers and marauding Chris Gayle. Gayle hit 26 of these sixes in the last World Cup in 2015, most of which were scored in his record-breaking innings against Zimbabwe. With AB de Villiers announcing his retirement in 2018, it has provided Gayle with the opportunity to go past his South African counterpart in this year's World Cup. Most Wickets In Consecutive Balls © Reuters Lasith Malinga could very well be playing his last World Cup this year, but, when he retires, the Sri Lankan great would surely be proud of his legacy at the mega event. Amongst his numerous records in international cricket, Malinga's devastating spell against South Africa at the 2007 World Cup remains one of our fondest memories of the right-arm seamer. One of the all-time classic World Cup matches, the clash between Sri Lanka and South Africa saw Malinga running through the Proteas batting order. Cruising to victory, the Proteas were just four runs away from beating the Lankans when Malinga set a new World Cup record with 4 wickets in 4 balls. While South Africa managed to hold their nerve and won the match, Malinga's fiery spell undoubtedly won hearts across the globe. Fastest Double Hundred © Reuters West Indies opener Chris Gayle hit the fastest double century in World Cup history in their victory over Zimbabwe in 2015. Gayle went on to hit a total of 16 sixes in 147 balls before he was out for 215 off the last delivery of his side's innings. The stand of 372 with Marlon Samuels was also a record partnership for any ODI wicket. West Indies amassed 372-2 from their 50 overs, and went on to beat Zimbabwe by 73 runs (D/L). Highest Team Score © Reuters At the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Australia produced a stunning performance to thrash Afghanistan in a record-breaking game. Glenn Maxwell smashed 88 from 45 balls to propel Australia to 417/6 - the highest team score at a World Cup. Other records tumbled, as Australia then went on to bowl Afghanistan out for just 142 in reply. The margin of victory was 275 runs – the highest ever recorded at a World Cup. Highest Successful Run-Chase © Reuters Another classic World Cup encounter came to the fore when England locked horns with minnows Ireland at the 2011 World Cup. Kevin O'Brien hit the fastest century in Cricket World Cup history as Ireland pulled off an astonishing victory over England in Bangalore. His 113 off 63 balls helped Ireland recover from 111-5 to overhaul the target of 328 runs with five balls to spare, making this the highest successful run-chase ever at a World Cup. Most Title Wins © Reuters Last, but surely not the least. Australia doesn't have a challenger when it comes to their rich history at the World Cup. In the 11 World Cups held so far, they have won the tournament on 5 occasions – including three consecutive wins between 1999-2007. They also hold the World Cup record for most match wins (62) and the highest win percentage of 75 per cent. Despite the recent controversy surrounding the reigning champions, they will go into this year's tournament with confidence in the knowledge that history is on their side.
  7. Arguably one of the biggest sporting events in the world, the 12th edition of the ICC World Cup is set to enthrall cricket enthusiasts when it kickstarts from 30th May, pitting the likes of hosts England and exciting South Africa against each other. Over a span of 45 days and across 48 scintillating contests, the ICC mega event is expected to bring the best of the participating nations in what promises to be an exciting affair. But, the World Cup isn't just about winning the coveted trophy. In fact, cricket's biggest tournament has a history of bringing exciting contests, fiery duels and individual brilliances to the fore. And, this year promises to be no different. From the top wicket-takers to leading run-scorers, the upcoming ICC tournament has had the cricket fans wondering who'd claim the top honours in individual performances. While we will discuss the wicket-taking heroes in another article, let's discuss the probables for the batting honours this year. © Reuters When it comes to scoring most runs in the World Cups, no one comes close to the legendary Sachin Tendulkar who scored 2,278 runs across six tournaments he played. Though Tendulkar's record will take some doing, but the current batting geniuses of the game will surely be eager to make a mark at the biggest stage. Going purely by numbers, here's a look at five batsmen who might be seen ruling the charts in the list of leading run-getters at the World Cup this year. Virat Kohli © Reuters Undeniably one of best batsmen in the world right now, Virat Kohli will be the key to India's charge at this year's World Cup. The Indian captain needs no introduction to batting and the fact that, at the age of 30, he has already slammed 41 ODI hundreds - only behind Tendulkar's tally of 49 tons, shows how special and consistent this lad is. But, that's not all. Kohli is going into the World Cup with a formidable form and, for someone who takes a special liking to big events, he is surely expected to reign supreme in England and Wales. To back that claim with numbers, Kohli has scored 4,306 runs at an average of 78.29 - most by any batsmen in ODIs since the World Cup in 2015. While it's really hard to predict whether he'll actually emerge as the leading run-scorer at the upcoming event, the numbers surely tip him as one of the favourites. And, given his artistry with the willow, we might end up seeing a Kohli special this year. Rohit Sharma © Reuters One of the most devastating openers in limited-overs cricket, Rohit Sharma, having begun his career as a middle-order batsman, found his true calling at the top of the order. A preferred opener by the Indian team management, Rohit has made the opening spot his own on the back of spectacular performances in white-ball cricket. His malleable wrists and knack to find the gaps have all added to his batting masterclass which continues to evolve over the years. Just like his skipper Kohli, Rohit will also be one of the vital cogs in India's dreams of lifting their third World Cup trophy this year. Since the 2015 edition of the World Cup, Rohit has amassed 3,790 ODI runs at an average of 61.12 - only behind Kohli in the elite list. His last stint in England saw him smashing an unbeaten 137 in the first ODI in Nottingham - something that should bolster his confidence going into the World Cup. The right-handed batsman is coming off a title-winning season with Mumbai Indians who lifted a record fourth IPL trophy this season. While there is no doubt over Rohit's abilities, the Indian opener will need convert his starts into big figures if he intends to challenge other batsmen for the top batting honours at the World Cup. Joe Root © Reuters For someone who was tipped as a future England captain at the age of 23, Joe Root has not only lived up to the billing, but has also successfully managed to rally his troops in the build-up to the World Cup at home. Rated amongst the top batsmen in the world, Root, on his day, is more than capable of running away with the game. At this year's World Cup, Root will surely be a key player, providing the much-needed stability to their batting line-up. If playing at home doesn't strengthen his case, the fact that Root has slammed 3,498 runs at an average of 58.30 in ODIs (since the 2015 World Cup) further makes a probable candidate for the top batting honours in the upcoming event. The right-handed batsman will be seen leading England's charge at the ICC spectacle, but while his leadership skills will be put to test, Root's batting might cannot be questioned. Eoin Morgan © Reuters One of the batting mainstays for England over the years, Eoin Morgan will once again be seen stabilising the innings for his side while plying his trade in the middle-order. The left-handed batsman has all the experience he needs to make this event his own and playing in familiar conditions further helps his cause. Predictions apart, according to the numbers, believe it or not, Morgan is placed fourth in the list of leading run-scorers in ODIs since the 2015 World Cup. The left-hander has scored 3,039 runs at an average of 46.75 - something that surely makes him one of the probables for the top batting honours at the World Cup this year. For those who need more than just numbers to believe his batting might, Morgan, recently, broke a roof tile with a huge six during the fifth ODI between England against Pakistan at Headingley. How's that for intent? Quinton de Kock © Reuters A sweet timer of the ball who thrives on his fearless striking abilities, Quinton de Kock has established himself as South Africa's preferred opening batsman over the years. The left-handed batsman, who grew up as a baseball player, can take on any opposition bowling attack and give them a run for their money with his brutal hitting. De Kock goes into this year's World Cup with 2,971 runs at an average of 50.33 in ODIs. There's no surprise to see him at the fifth spot in the list of top run-getters in the 50-over format since the 2015 edition of the World Cup. To put things in perspective, De Kock has amassed 353 runs, including three fifties and a hundred, in his last five ODI innings. Given the conditions, De Kock is likely to cherish the challenge and tear into the opposition bowling attack. His success with the willow will be key to South Africa's hopes of getting rid of the 'chokers' tag and clinch their maiden World Cup title this year.
  8. After a nail-biting match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the IPL 2019 came to an end with Rohit Sharma's team lifting the coveted trophy for a record fourth time. That last-ball thriller was literally everything. © Twitter While Mumbai Indians fans are dancing with joy and celebrating this victory, others are busy debating whether the team members had anything to do with the victory. I know it sounds lame, but these tweets have people convinced that it's not Rohit Sharma or Hardik Pandya or Jasprit Bumrah, it's actually Mumbai Indians' owner Nita Ambani whose prayers made the team clinch the IPL 2019 trophy. © Twitter In case you missed it, a 'tensed' and praying Nita Ambani has now caught people's attention and has been doing rounds on social media, since last night. Nita Ambani was spotted praying in the later half of the match, especially in the last over and now that her team won, people want to know what 'mantra' she was chanting. Man of the match award goes to Nita Ambani #IPL2019Final #MumbaiIndians #IPL2019 #Mi #MIvsCSK #CSKForever pic.twitter.com/8peouvhHax — Atul Shinde (@atulshinde007) May 12, 2019 I doubt nita ambani does some black magic #IPL2019Final pic.twitter.com/oVrqfTu1Y1 — Ajinkya Narale (@narale_95) May 12, 2019 Nita Ambani's prayers were so powerful though. Can someone tell me what is on her hand at time of prayers? So I can also get one of those to rescue myself #MI #MIvsCSK #IPL2019Final — smit (@_smitmistry_) May 12, 2019 Nita Ambani during last overs!!#IPL2019Final#MIvCSK pic.twitter.com/qj1FQJEZLE — Hilarious Tweets ð¯ (@TrollAjithMemes) May 12, 2019 Ye hi vo mantra hai jo Nita Ambani bolte hai match me? — Intolerant Vivek... (@IntolerantVivek) May 12, 2019 Nita Ambani's mantra worked really well. — Riddhi (@Desi_Chokri) May 12, 2019 Frnds: aaj hum v baht aamer hote agar mereko ek mantra PTA hota toh! Me: konsa?ð Frnds: ye Nita ambani match k aage Jo mantra jaap ta hai! pic.twitter.com/lQsD1BIxMm — Rohan pal (@rohanpal636) May 12, 2019 Hit like if you think Nita Ambani prayer is more effective than any Baba and Guru.ð#CSKvsMI #MIvCSK #IPL2019 pic.twitter.com/D1VzyyUAzJ — Mohammad Rizvee Bhuiyan (@BhuiyanRizvee) May 12, 2019 Nita Ambani: Abhi Final me CSK ko khareed liya.. Bhagwaan, aapko kuch chahiye toh bolna..#MIvsCSK pic.twitter.com/26eIjaGv7w — Einstein Babuð¥ (@Einstein_Babu) May 12, 2019 Hello Nita Ambani can you please accompany India on the world cup tour!!! Just to do that!! #IPLFinal pic.twitter.com/yDmWU3FdRW — shilpi tewari (@shilpitewari) May 12, 2019 Although the video is old, but it's definitely relevant right now and people's reaction on this is pure gold.
  9. Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas met at the Met Gala 2017, where their love story started off. Clearly, the occasion means a lot to them, and they just proved that, too, by turning up at the Met Gala 2019 in looks that have us shook. © Instagram While Priyanka wore an eccentric silver gown with a cape, Nick Jonas served us white magic in Dior, replete with a scarf that he held like an Indian dupatta (well why won't he, he did get married to a desi girl after all). © Instagram Priyanka's hairstyle reminded us of Albert Einstein to start with, but on closer inspection, we leaned more towards Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland, with her crazy eye-makeup and the thorny crown. Nick, tbh, reminded us of an Indian Littlefinger. © Instagram The couple stuck to the theme with gutso, which was 'Camp: Notes on Fashion'. While 'campy' isn't something that essentially has a positive connotation in terms of fashion, when one embraces it, it can turn out pretty entertaining, to say the least. Exhibit A. © Instagram After Priyanka Chopra's famous khaki dress with an extra long cape that inspired a million memes, this one, we're predicting, will follow suit and set the internet on fire. And why shouldn't it, we ask! © Instagram All we can say is, we're in love with the couple's sartorial playfulness.
  10. May is going to be an exciting month for smartphone launches. Seriously, this month is going to be packed with launches from the likes of OnePlus, Nokia, and more. While all eyes are set to see what OnePlus is planning to debut, we've compiled a quick list of devices to show you what else to look forward to: 1. OnePlus 7 & OnePlus 7 Pro Get ready for the OnePlus 7 Series Get notified here - https://t.co/CMhGizTidZ pic.twitter.com/KQXRxfH4jd — OnePlus India (@OnePlus_IN) April 23, 2019 Alright, we pretty much know what to expect from OnePlus on the 14th of this month. We'll be seeing the new OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. That's, of course, unless the company has some surprise for us. The OnePlus 7 Series, in case you haven't heard, will have two phones - The OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro. While the regular OnePlus 7 is expected to look more or less similar to the OnePlus 6T, the OnePlus 7 Pro is said to bring some major changes, at least in terms of the design. No doubt the phones will offer great value for the money, but we hope the cameras are improved. We're really hoping the cameras, at least on the OnePlus 7 Pro, will bring something new to the table. 2. Nokia 9 Pureview © YouTube HMD Global is going to debut the Nokia 9 with Penta-camera setup in India this month. This is one phone, which we're very excited mainly because of its cameras. It's an exciting time for smartphone camera enthusiasts, and we're hoping Nokia 9 to pull some major strings with its optics. Even if you ignore the Penta-camera setup, the Nokia 9 still looks like a great phone overall. It's powered by the Snapdragon 845 processor, sports a 5.99-inch P-OLED panel with support for HDR, and it looks beautiful with an all-glass design. Well, let's hope Nokia will get the pricing right in India. 3. Realme Phone (Unknown) © TENAA Realme just launched the new Realme 3 Pro in India, and it looks like it's already gearing to launch another device. This time, however, it looks like we'll be seeing a flagship phone. That's right, an unknown Realme phone running on Snapdragon 855 chipset has been leaked online. We still don't know much about this phone, but it appears as though the phone will also debut in China, as the company has just announced its expansion in the country. Of course, there's no way to tell if the phone will debut in India, but we really hope it does as it'll be interesting to see how it does against the likes of the upcoming Poco F2 and more. 4. Nubia Red Magic 3 © Nubia Yes, Nubia's insane gaming phone with an in-built cooling fan is coming to India this month. We don't know about the pricing, but the Nubia Red Magic 3 is expected to make waves in the market since it'll be one of the fastest phones at launch right alongside the OnePlus 7 series. In case you're wondering, the Nubia Red Magic 3 is powered by Snapdragon 855 processor, packs up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It also has a 48MP camera at the back and there are shoulder buttons for an immersive gaming experience. If Nubia manages to get the pricing right, it has a real shot of tapping into the gaming phone market in India.
  11. As the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League moves to the latter half of the tournament, with Kings XI Punjab at the second to last spot in the league's points table, their captain Ravichandran Ashwin continues to make headlines for all the wrong reasons. Comically enough though, everything that the former Indian all-rounder has done in the 2019 season fits perfectly for him, if Ashwin wants to become a part of the pro-wrestling world, whilst becoming a successful in-ring performer. Created A Big Controversy Around Him 25th March 2019 was supposed to be a casual day for the IPL fans who were less than excited for a match between KXIP and Rajasthan Royals when Ashwin did the unthinkable and 'mankaded' Royals' batsman Jos Buttler after being unable to dismiss him by usual means. What made it worse was the fact that Ashwin publicly announced that he was unapologetic about the deed and that he did nothing wrong. Ravi Ashwin's Mankad garnered widespread condemnation from the cricket world. But there's another key side to the debate. MORE: https://t.co/OHfU7KCorD pic.twitter.com/U35w475JYS — Fox Cricket (@FoxCricket) March 26, 2019 Became The Perfect 'Heel' (Made The Audience Hate Him) In the pro-wrestling world, a 'heel' is a character that makes the audience hate himself just to get a negative reaction out of them. Ashwin's attitude and actions during the 12th season have not been too likable. Disrespecting the honour with which the gentleman's game is commonly played got him a lot of flak from the cricket-crazy fans, fellow cricketers and even commentators. While Harsha Bhogle and Shane Warne had a social media spat about his 'mankading', Buttler's teammate, James Anderson showed his protest by shredding Ashwin's picture online. EXCLUSIVE: @jimmy9 give us his unique take on @josbuttler's controversial run out last week... More rows should be settled like this. Full story on this week's #Tailenders https://t.co/YOQ4PMSwiu pic.twitter.com/hYCPpdSqJm — Greg James (@gregjames) March 31, 2019 Called Himself 'The Best' In The Business Much like some of the greatest wrestlers in the history of the WWE such as Chris Jericho, CM Punk and now even Shane McMahon, Ashwin called himself the best at what he does. “I would like to think that I am right up there and I have been for a long time now. It's my 11th season of the IPL, so I would like to think I have done a fairly good job. I have never shied away from competing with anyone. I am right on top of the pile,” Ashwin said as reported by the Times of India. Got Himself Trolled To Entertain The Fans Finally, the biggest goal of a pro-wrestler is to make the audience have the time of their lives, even if it comes at the cost of making yourself look like a fool. In a match between Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals, Ashwin tried to 'mankad' Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan but 'Gabbar' was too smart for the Chennai-born and stayed inside the crease when Ashwin tried to dismiss. Later, to the delight of the audience, Dhawan even mocked him the next time he came for a run-up. WATCH: Shikhar's dance moves on the crease ð½ï¸ð½ï¸https://t.co/KtJkaIpubw — IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 20, 2019
  12. Ahead of the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), all eyes were on tainted Australian duo of Steve Smith and David Warner who were marking a return to the field following their role in the infamous ball-tampering scandal last year. Confessing to their respective roles in the shambolic act, both Smith and Warner had attracted a lot of backlash from cricket fans and pundits across the globe. While they will always have to carry the burden of bringing disrepute to the gentleman's game, the exploits of the two Aussie cricketers in the ongoing IPL season have undoubtedly allowed them to win the fans back. On one hand, where Smith has been seen carrying the baton for Rajasthan Royals (RR) with decent batting performances, Warner has undeniably been a class apart for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). © Twitter/@IPL The left-handed batsman took IPL 2019 by storm with consistent performances for Hyderabad. In the 12 games, he played this season, Warner has amassed a staggering 692 runs including eight fifties and a hundred. Currently, he also leads the list of top run-getters this season, with the second-placed KL Rahul over 150 runs behind. For someone who was slammed by fans and left to fend for himself, Warner's rise on the back of spirited performances in IPL defines his character as a true champion. Thus, as he got ready to join the Australian training camp for the all-important ICC World Cup, he penned an emotional message for Hyderabad and the IPL fans. View this post on Instagram I can not express my gratitude enough to the @sunrisershyd family for your support, not just this season but also for the last year. It's been a long time waiting but it was great to be back amongst the boys. Owners, support staff, players, social media team and the fans thank you very much for welcoming me back with open arms. I thoroughly enjoyed being back out there swinging that willow. Good luck to the guys for the rest of the tournament and finish ðªð». #family #orangearmy #humbullð #hashtag A post shared by David Warner (@davidwarner31) on Apr 29, 2019 at 9:34pm PDT Taking to Instagram, Warner wrote: "my gratitude enough to the @sunrisershyd family for your support, not just this season but also for the last year. It's been a long time waiting but it was great to be back amongst the boys. Owners, support staff, players, social media team and the fans thank you very much for welcoming me back with open arms. I thoroughly enjoyed being back out there swinging that willow. Good luck to the guys for the rest of the tournament and finish". Outstanding finish to your ipl season @davidwarner31. The girls and I are forever proud of you. Your work ethic and your never give up attitude is inspirational. We love you. ð§¡ð§¡@sunrisershyd#ipl#orangearmypic.twitter.com/qnxkGXBwgk — Candice Warner (@CandyFalzon) April 29, 2019 Apart from Warner, his wife Candice, too, had nothing but praise for her husband as he departed for national duty. "Outstanding finish to your ipl season @davidwarner31. The girls and I are forever proud of you. Your work ethic and your never give up attitude is inspirational. We love you," she tweeted.
  13. Voting is not only a fundamental right, but also a responsibility of every citizen of India. As responsible citizens of the country, most Bollywood celebrities exercised their right today, in Mumbai. From Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgn, Madhuri Dixit, to Tiger Shroff, Twinkle Khanna, Arjun Kapoor, Malaika Arora, Kareena Kapoor Khan; all our beloved Bollywood celebrities came forward to cast their votes in the Phase 4 of the ongoing Lok Sabha General Elections 2019. View this post on Instagram VOTE!!! ð®ð³ ð³ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:58am PDT View this post on Instagram Never has there been any doubt in my mind about who I am or where I'm from.So for those of you confused on my behalf...please don't be!Jai Hind!ðð½ #proudtobeanindian #govote A post shared by Deepika Padukone (@deepikapadukone) on Apr 29, 2019 at 4:20am PDT View this post on Instagram Don't be a fool, go vote & be cool... every vote counts... #mumbaikarvotekar #bepartofthechange A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:39am PDT View this post on Instagram Little one was a bit confused between 'Boating' and Voting, so took him along to experience the difference. A post shared by Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) on Apr 29, 2019 at 5:28am PDT View this post on Instagram VOTE MUMBAI !!!!!! #loksabhaelections2019 A post shared by Malaika Arora (@malaikaaroraofficial) on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:57pm PDT View this post on Instagram Done my duty, practised my right, feeling amazing. Go Vote #Mumbai #votingday #april29th #Mumbaivotestoday #jaihind A post shared by Arjun (@rampal72) on Apr 28, 2019 at 11:11pm PDT Our 'Desi Girl' Priyanka Chopra Jonas flew down from LA to vote and posted a picture on social media with the caption, "This is the moment that matters.... Every vote is a voice that counts." View this post on Instagram This is the moment that matters...Every vote is a voice that counts. #LokSabhaElections2019 A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Apr 28, 2019 at 7:50pm PDT Not just Priyanka, but every celebrity posted pictures on social media and urged their fans to do the same, instead of treating the day as another holiday to sit at home and chill or go out partying with their friends. Go Vote... it's the most important thing to do today.#NoExcuses #LokSabhaElection2019 #IndiaVotes #VoteKarMumbai pic.twitter.com/TZz97yca9Z — Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) April 29, 2019 View this post on Instagram This is NOT just your DUTY but Your RIGHT. I exercised my vote, have you ?? Make the right choice. #proudindian #excerciseyourright #vote #resposibility #sensibility #democracy #lovemycountry #everyvotecounts #noexcuses A post shared by Shilpa Shetty Kundra (@theshilpashetty) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:24am PDT View this post on Instagram Do the right thing. Go VOTE. #greatestdemocracyintheworld #citizen #lovemyIndia A post shared by Farhan Akhtar (@faroutakhtar) on Apr 28, 2019 at 11:27pm PDT View this post on Instagram Voted âï¸ð¤ð» A post shared by Kareena Kapoor Khan FC (@kareenafc) on Apr 28, 2019 at 11:37pm PDT Actor R Madhavan too shared a video of him standing in the queue, early in the morning, waiting for his chance to vote. In another video, he urged people to not treat this as a extended holiday where they can go and chill with friends. View this post on Instagram NO EXCUSES .. GO VOTE.. बाà¤à¤¼à¥ सब बà¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¸ बहानॠहà¥à¤... A post shared by R. Madhavan (@actormaddy) on Apr 28, 2019 at 8:19pm PDT Actor Varun Dhawan, however, won his fans' hearts when he helped an elderly woman, who came to cast her vote, climb the stairs and reach the polling booth. BE COOL GO VOTE #jaihind pic.twitter.com/7qQqRyvhi3 — Varun Dhawan (@Varun_dvn) April 29, 2019 View this post on Instagram #varundhawan #daviddhawan #elections2019 #indiavotes #mumbaikarvote #bollywoodvotes @viralbhayani A post shared by Viral Bhayani (@viralbhayani) on Apr 28, 2019 at 10:22pm PDT In fact, yesterday even cricketer Virat Kohli shared a picture of his voter ID card on social media, to share the news that he will cast his vote on May 12 (which also coincides with IPL 2019 final), in Gurugram. So guys, what's stopping you? In the ongoing elections, go and exercise your right because, like I said earlier, that blue ink on your index finger decides the fate of the country.
  14. The Huawei P30 Pro is probably one of the only smartphones out there that actually does everything it advertises. It's got a great camera system and performs like a beast when it comes to daily usage. The smartphone boasts a unique design and some features that are simply unheard of on smartphone ever before. Smartphones can either innovate or improve upon features that are already present on most devices. We reviewed the Huawei P30 Pro and rated it as one of the best smartphones for photography. However, there are a few features that we would like to highlight that stand out from everything else we've used this year. Here are our favourite features on the P30 Pro that makes it one of the greatest devices of this year: SuperZoom Camera © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Huawei P30 Pro is able to capture details even when you are far away from your subject. The smartphone supports 5x optical zoom and a massive 10x hybrid zoom (OIS +EIS). However, the smartphone can also zoom up to 50x and can take images of the moon easily. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Our sample image is proof enough that this smartphone can do much more than any other smartphone right now. Imagine being at a cricket game and being able to capture the image of a player from the stands with impressive clarity, the P30 Pro can do that. It Has Awesome Battery Life © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The P30 Pro comes with a 4,200 mAh battery that can be fast charged with Huawei's 40W charger. It even supports 15W wireless charging if you want to go cord-free. In our review, the smartphone easily gave us 9-10 hours on screen-on time which is quite impressive for any smartphone in 2019. Huawei was the first company to introduce reverse-wireless charging and the same tech is also available on the P30 Pro. You can reverse charge accessories like the AirPods or even a toothbrush if you will. An Immersive Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Huawei P30 Pro comes with a 6.47-inch FHD+ OLED panel that is perfect for watching movies and playing games. This time around, Huawei is using a smaller notch design instead of what we see on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro. Sure, the display may not be as good as a Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus' display but it comes quite close. Dual-View Videos © YouTube Still photography is great on the P30 Pro but it can also shoot two videos at the same time. The Huawei P30 Pro basically uses the main telephoto lens and the wide-angle lens to get a clear view of your subject. The phone will display both videos on the screen where you get to see a wider view and a zoomed in version as well. If you attend many concerts, this feature is a life-saver for capturing those moments and reactions. The One Feature That Was Missing © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla To be honest, the only disappointing feature on the Huawei P30 Pro is the absence of the headphone jack. Some would say that EMUI is probably one of the biggest turnoffs, however, we can always adjust that with custom launchers and icons. As an audiophile, I dearly miss headphone jacks on smartphones simply because of the raw warm sound from analogue headphones and speakers. Bluetooth earphones are great for convenience but often lack proper sound quality.
  15. The 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is already proving to be a scintillating affair. The 39 games in the tournament so far, have been full of exciting duels that have managed to capture the imagination of cricket fans. But, apart from catching all the cricketing action through various mediums, the fans have also relished numerous fantasy sports platforms that continue to garner engagement. While a bit of cash and some bragging rights continue to entice the fans, the rise of fantasy sports platforms has also allowed individuals to test their knowledge of the game and players involved. But, picking the winning team is far more than difficult than it seems. Anyone can pick players on their star value, but those who've found themselves addicted to the fantasy leagues would agree that it requires a careful deliberation of facts, figures and performances of the cricketers before one drafts them in what can potentially become a winning team. With Match 40 of the season pitting Delhi Capitals (DC) against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur tonight, here's a look at the Dream XI you can pick that to trump your mates and earn some cash in the fantasy sports leagues: Captain & His Deputy © Twitter/@IPL Arguably one of the most difficult decisions to make in the fantasy sports league, picking the right captain and his deputy can undoubtedly make or break your chances. Going into tonight's clash, it will be a big mistake if you appoint anyone other than Kagiso Rabada as captain and Steve Smith as the vice-captain of the team. Undeniably one of the most effective bowlers across formats in international cricket, Rabada has been the bowling spearhead of Delhi this season. The South African has immense knowledge of the game which allows him to read the situations well and, thereon, act accordingly. His consistency will the ball can be ascertained from the fact that he currently leads the list of leading wicket-takers with 21 scalps in 10 games. While Rabada has been pivotal for Delhi, Smith, after a bit of hiccup, seems to have found his form to establish himself as a vital cog in Rajasthan's batting line-up. The Australian batting sensation has amassed 245 runs in eight games so far in the tournament. And, his unbeaten knock of 59 runs in the last game paved way for Rajasthan's five-wicket triumph over Mumbai Indians (MI). The Man Behind The Stumps © Twitter/@IPL When it comes to the wicket-keeping duties in India, none comes close to the stature of MS Dhoni. But, in today's game, the choice of selecting a wicket-keeper between Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson is quite obvious. There is little doubt over the capabilities of Pant behind the stumps. Dhoni's pupil has been the first-choice keeper for Delhi and continues to prove his worth with the gloves. His lightning-quick glovework led to the end of dangerous KL Rahul and Mandeep Singh in the last game against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP). And, the fact that he is a prolific batsman, further makes him a great addition to your Dream XI. The World Cup snub might have dampened his mood, but make no mistake, Pant will leave no stone unturned to use the ongoing IPL season as a platform to question the Indian selectors over their surprise decision. Jack Of All Trades © Twitter/@IPL Deriving a right mix of all-rounders is another crucial task that can help you rake in the points, and in turn, the moolah. Their ability to make their presence felt in almost all facets of the game make the all-rounders a vital cog in any dream team. So, for tonight's game, a winning dream team must include the likes of Riyan Parag and Axar Patel. The belligerence of 17-year-old Parag turned out to be Rajasthan's mantra of success when he overshadowed Smith during the course of their match-winning partnership against Mumbai in the last match. When it comes to the bowling department, the U-19 World Cup winner's leg-break can also do the trick. While he might not have taken a single wicket in the two games he has played so far, the third youngest player to feature in the IPL should still be a valuable pick for any dream team. If Parag has come into his own for Rajasthan, Patel has been quietly doing the job for Delhi this season. The left-arm spinner has taken six wickets in eight games this season. And, his impressive figures of 2-22 in the last game also contributed in Delhi's five-wicket win over Punjab. Batting down the order, Patel hasn't had many opportunities, but the fact that his strike-rate is 135 and he has slammed six fours and three sixes, proves that he can come in handy with the willow. The Bat-Wielding Warriors © Twitter/@IPL The likes of Smith and Shikhar Dhawan forge a formidable opening pair for any dream team. While Smith looks to build on his form for Rajasthan, Dhawan's rediscovery with the willow has eased the burden on Delhi's middle-order. The Indian opener is currently the leading run-getter for Delhi with 347 runs in 10 games to his name. And, his 41-ball 56 against Punjab proved to be a key contribution for Delhi in the last match. In a bid to bolster the batting line-up, Shreyas Iyer can also prove to be a valuable addition to your dream team, surely boosting the chances of raking in key points. The Delhi skipper possesses all the shots in his armoury and has the capability of taking on any bowling attack. He has amassed 327 runs in 10 games and his unbeaten 58 in the last game against Punjab was pivotal in Delhi's five-wicket triumph. Last, but not the least, Sherfane Rutherford (a wild pick) is the final batsman in our dream team for tonight's game. Often labelled as Guyana's Andre Russell, the 20-year-old might be an unknown commodity in the IPL, but that shouldn't overshadow his ability to hit the ball far and long. The swashbuckling left-hander is an exciting young talent who is rapidly rising through the ranks. Apart from that, Rutherford's medium pace can also help you grab some points. The Bowling Demons © Twitter/@IPL Fire-breathing Rabada leads the bowling attack for our dream team. The South African has made the most of the new ball and has the ability to strike in the middle overs to give Delhi vital breakthroughs. He would be well assisted by Jofra Archer, another bowler who has managed to make the tournament his own with impressive performances. Archer was dealt with a heavy blow after he was snubbed by the England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the ICC World Cup. But, just like Pant, Archer would be eager to take in a positive stride and make the most of his time in the IPL this season. In the spin-bowling department, the likes of Sandeep Lamichhane and Shreyas Gopal should have you covered. Both the spinners have done well for their respective sides this season and could help you extract key points in tonight's game. Dream XI: Kagiso Rabada (c), Steve Smith (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), Riyan Parag, Axar Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Sherfane Rutherford, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jofra Archer and Shreyas Gopal.
  16. “Oh, did you watch MS Dhoni enter the field last night to challenge the umpires?” “Oh! Oh! Ashwin 'mankaded' Ben Stokes and now, his English teammate, James Anderson shredded Ashwin's photo! OMG!” “Sunil Narine had evil plans to 'mankad' Virat Kohli but our hero was too smart for him.” C'mon @circleofcricket, that was such a cheap idea 4 likes 'n cmmnts. Change ur handle name 2 KillerOfCricket. NO #SunilNarine didn't try 4 a mankad. It was @imVkohli over reacting 'n being dramatic on d field 4 that. Love that some Narine give back to Kohlið#IPL @IPL #KKRvRCB pic.twitter.com/wL5QTuYl57 — Shan Kamarudheen (@ShanKamarudheen) April 19, 2019 *Sigh* With the kind of drama and plot twists the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League is producing, we might as well start calling the daily matches “episodes” of a cringey but superhit Indian soap opera that literally millions of people watch on a regular basis. Along with all the lights, the music, the dancing, leagues like these are most definitely making the sport a lot more exciting and with the T20 format taking over the world life wildfire, cricket has never been more popular amongst the younger generations. But, maybe that's not enough. They want people to talk about controversies and rowdy behaviour by the players and disrespecting the officials like highschool bullies. I was alive when I saw Dhoni angry. #RRvCSK pic.twitter.com/ZCawlEqqKA — Akash Jain (@akash207) April 11, 2019 The battles of “he said, she said” do not help either. Well respected men of cricket, people like Harsha Bhogle and Shane Warne are fighting on Twitter over something like Ashwin's 'mankading' just to add a tinch of masala to the piping hot mess this season is turning out to be. Harsha you are missing the point completely & I'm disappointed in you as you always push the spirit of the game - now you condone this behaviour ? Ashwin's actions were simply disgraceful, and I hope the BCCI doesn't condone this sort of behaviour in the #IPL ! #spiritofthegame https://t.co/BsIKDBN51X — Shane Warne (@ShaneWarne) March 25, 2019 The point is that IPL is famous, yes. Cricketing fans from all over the world are glued to their smartphones and televisions to watch the four-hour-long matches on weekdays and double the amount on the weekends. The viewership and continued to grow through the years thanks to channels like Star Sports 1 Tamil and Jalsha Movies providing match commentary in the regional languages and the male-female contribution in the exponentially growing views has remained consistent, according to a report shared by the Broadcast Audience Research Council of India. In other words, business is good and that should be enough, right? So, what is the need to add such controversies and disputes to the sport?
  17. General Elections in India can be very entertaining, if you happen to chance upon the right people saying the most absurd things that are nothing short of blasphemous. No matter what our politicians might be good at (such as shirking responsibilities), there are a few things nobody can challenge them on. © Twitter Some of our politicians have such a way with words, that most often their brains simply cannot keep up with all the jackshit spewing out of their mouths like diarrhoea. The end result is a bucketful of gunk and brain droppings that deserve no better place than in the back alley gutters. © Pinterest While some leading politicos have already been banned from campaigning for a limited time period by the Election Commission of India, due to their remarks, others have also drawn heavy flak from the public as well as rival parties. Check out these profane statements made by 10 politicians since the 2019 General Elections began. 1. Maneka Gandhi (BJP) © Twitter 2. Azam Khan (SP) © Twitter 3. Yogi Adityanath (BJP) © Twitter 4. Mayawati (BSP) © Twitter 5. Sakshi Maharaj (BJP) © Twitter 6. Ashwini Kumar Choubey (BJP) © Twitter 7. Guddu Pandit (BSP) © Twitter 8. K Chandrasekhar Rao (TRS) © Twitter 9. Mehbooba Mufti (PDP) © Twitter 10. Gajendra Shekhawat (BJP) © Twitter
  18. Despite the changing landscape of torrents, it's not really all that difficult to access torrent websites. One can easily access any of these sites by following a couple of simple steps. However, it's worth pointing out that not all of your old favourite sites are still working. Don't worry, though. We scavenged the internet to find out the best torrent sites you can access today to download whatever it is that you want--be it movies, TV Shows, software, and more. So let's check them out. The Pirate Bay © MensXP “Once a classic, always a classic”. Yes, that's exactly what The Pirate Bay is all about. This particular website has been in existence for as long as torrents have existed, and it's still one of the most popular and reliable sites around. The Pirate Bay has a huge selection of torrents ranging from movies, tv shows, apps, and more. It also has a fairly simple user interface, which hasn't really changed in years. Notably, the Pirate Bay also has the most popular torrent tracker in the world, which by itself a huge reason behind the success of this site. Visit The Pirate Bay RARBG © MensXP This one's for movie enthusiasts out there who are on the lookout for all the latest movies. It also has other content like TV shows, but RARBG is one site which you can always rely on for movies. Much like the other torrent sites, RARBG comes with a simple and easy-to-use interface with relevant info on the main page. The download page for each file also comes with all the useful bit of information like the number of seeders, leechers, etc., making it easier to find the right info and do exactly what you need. RARBG is constantly updated with new additions, and is known to be quite a popular destination for people wanting to download the new episodes of Game of Thrones. Visit RARBG 1337X © MensXP 1377X is yet another torrent site that's been around for a long time. But it wasn't until the demise of KAT and ExtraTorrent that this website gained some spotlight. The content on 1337X gets updated frequently, and all the info is displayed on a clean-looking interface. That's part of the reason why 1337X gained a lot of traction over the years. It's also one of the very few sites with obscure torrents, so there are more chances of finding the torrents that you're after without the hassle of going through a lot of searching. 1337X is an excellent choice for downloading content like movies, TV shows, games, etc. Also, the additional helpful browsing features like Oscar nominations, new episodes, and more are just an added advantage. Visit 1337X. YTS © MensXP YTS is one site that focuses exclusively on movies. It's also one of the cleanest-looking torrent site that you'll find on the internet. Seriously, it's almost comparable to the streaming sites out there. It looks that good. Besides the advantage of its visual appearance, one of the biggest advantages of using YTS is that it goes easy on the bandwidth. The movies are offered in the smallest size possible, which means it's perfect for users in countries like, say, India, where bandwidth is often a pain point. Visit YTS NYAA © MensXP NYAA.si is your one-stop destination for anime. It's essentially a resurrection of the popular anime site NYSAA, and it has a very similar interface. The site lists out all the available anime episodes that are available to download right in the homepage, along with some other useful information like the number of seeders and leechers. Visit NYAA
  19. On Monday, a couple of hours before the final list of India's top 15 cricketers who will be representing the nation in the greatest contest of the cricketing world, was declared, former Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh shared his thoughts on the decision to select one of two players in particular. In an interview with India Today, Bhajji spoke about the lack of need of a secondary or backup wicket-keeper to the current man behind the stumps, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Showing his utmost faith in the former skipper, he believes that the Indian squad are more than good enough to be successful at the 2019 ICC World Cup with just a single wicket-keeping maestro, thereby also announced his apprehensions about both Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant being selected. “It's not that Dhoni does not have niggles. Playing cricket with him I know he has some back issues but with his experience, he knows how to play with all that,” Singh told India Today. © Reuters Not to let his devotion toward Dhoni get the better of him, Harbhajan also spoke of how KL Rahul is well qualified and experienced to fill in Mahi's shoes if the 37-year-old suffered a serious injury. “I don't think you need any backup for Dhoni unless he suffers from any major injury during the World Cup. In case of any minor niggle, you do have KL Rahul in the squad who can keep.” Singh also showed some love for the Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer, Navdeep Saini, who's fresh bowling style and raw pace has not only impressed cricketers like Sourav Ganguly and himself during 2019 season of the Indian Premier League but also in the domestic circuit. “You need a fourth specialist seamer in England too and Navdeep Saini would be my pick. Not just because he has bowled well in IPL which in itself is credible in Bangalore's batting friendly wickets but also because he has won Ranji matches in the past, so he comes with domestic experience,” he said.
  20. While the entire nation is filled with hope after the announcement of a 'balanced' Indian squad for the World Cup 2019, critics are still divided over the selection of Dinesh Karthik over the popular choice Rishabh Pant, in the 15-man squad. Answering this, the five-member panel of the BCCI that announced the squad, gave an explanation behind opting for Karthik's experience over Pant's flair. MSK Prasad, the Chief Selector of the Indian team said: “All of us felt that either Pant or Kartik will only come into playing XI if Mahi is injured. If it is a crucial match, wicket-keeping also matters, so that is the only reason why we went ahead with Dinesh Kartik otherwise Rishabh Pant was almost there.” Well deserved place for DK. — KD Deshmukh (@ImKrishna423) April 15, 2019 Very Gud BCCI...DK got wht he deserves â¤ï¸ — Ayega To Modi Hi ð®ð³â¤ï¸ (@shikhag802) April 15, 2019 come on guyz pant is young guy he needs lot of time to be in world cup squad... may be in next worldcup he will be there dnt wry.. dk deserves this opportunity... — joseph (@joseph_kurvila) April 15, 2019 While all the dropped catches and sloppy work with the gloves behind the stumps cost Pant a ticket to the United Kingdom, Karthik made it to the 15 on the grounds of apparently better glovework. Despite his flamboyance with the bat, Pant leaves a lot to be desired in terms of wicketkeeping. The Delhi lad's verbal volleys might be fun to listen to from the stump mic, but he's already conceded more than 100 byes in his short stint as the wicketkeeper of the Indian Test team. © AP On the other hand, Dinesh Karthik, who has been around the team since the past decade, was the first choice keeper for the Indian team before the arrival of Dhoni. It seems only legit that he be given one last shot at attaining World Cup glory before the torch is passed on to the Pant generation of Indian keepers. Apart from Pant, the exclusion of Ambati Rayudu also divided the house on the internet. In his absence, either Vijay Shankar or KL Rahul will be asked to fill in the number four spot. Elsewhere, the usual suspects' slot right in. There's the opening pair of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma, followed by skipper Virat Kohli. The lower middle order features World Cup-winning former captain MS Dhoni, and Kedar Jadhav, followed by Hardik Pandya and the bowlers. Umesh Yadav misses out and so does Khaleel Ahmed. Ravindra Jadeja finds a place as an experienced bowling option, who can also chip in with the bat.
  21. The anticipation for the final squad to represent India at the upcoming ICC 2019 World Cup is finally over as MSK Prasad, the chief selector, and Amitabh Choudhury, the BCCI secretary announced the list of players on Monday. Scroll down for the full squad. There were no big surprises in the squad, but Dinesh Karthik was picked ahead of other competitors vying for the number four role. The Kolkata Knight Rider will also serve as a backup keeper, behind the former captain and World Cup-winning veteran MS Dhoni in the squad. As a result, the popular youngster Rishabh Pant missed out on a berth to the United Kingdom. Without surprise, Virat Kohli will be leading the team from the front. His prolific form in the One Day format of the game has brought laurels to the Indian team and he would be hoping to push Team India's charge for a third World Cup trophy after the triumphs of 1983 and 2011. The opening duo of Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma fill the top two places. Added to the squad as a backup opener is KL Rahul, who makes it to the team on the basis of brilliant performances in the domestic season and off late in the Indian Premier League also. Coming to the number four spot, which has been a matter of concern for the Men in Blue for many months, all-rounder Vijay Shankar has been chosen to do the honours. Ambati Rayudu missed out on a berth and so did Rishabh Pant, who was a popular choice ahead of Karthik. Another all-rounder, Hardik Pandya made it to the squad with a sparkling showcase of his talent in the ongoing IPL. With some impressive performances in the recent past and owing to the ability to bag wickets in the middle overs, Kedar Jadhav has also really worked hard to earn this spot. In the bowling department, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal make the perfect spin duo for the Men in Blue followed by the experienced Ravindra Jadeja. The fast bowling unit comprises frontman Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Umesh Yadav missed out and India also chose not to go with a left arm pacer in Khaleel Ahmed. Full squad: Virat Kohli (capt.), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Vijay Shankar, MS Dhoni (wk), Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammed Shami
  22. Music is one of the greatest markers of any civilisation. It grows, changes and evolves into something entirely different at the turn of every decade that comes to a close. Every new beginning welcomes new changes to the realm of music and the end result leaves a lasting impression on our minds. Yet, even with the constant evolution that music undergoes from time to time, certain compositions simply strike a chord and stick with us. Why? Maybe because the beats were catchy, or the film was one of your favourites from that year, or simply because the music got under your skin for no particular reason. But what we can't deny is the fact that even after so many years since the first time we heard those songs, we love them just as much even after a gap of 10 long years. We list down 10 such uber popular Bollywood songs from 2009 that were crazy hits and will soon be completing 10 years. So get ready to feel really old and find some of your favourite tracks on this list here, because frankly, we didn't see this coming. 1. Emotional Attyachaar (Dev.D) The absolute upheaval that this composition caused to the music charts in 2009 doesn't need much recollection. Emotional Attyachaar from 'Dev.D' came handy during so many situations besides a heartbreak, it quickly became a classic. 2. Dhan Te Nan (Kaminey) One of Vishal Bharadwaj's best compositions, this was from Shahid Kapoor starrer 'Kaminey' was played at every house party and discotheque with equal enthusiasm. Edgy and entertaining, with high-rolling beats this one kept everyone pumped. 3. Tera Hone Laga Hoon (Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani) This song from 'Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani' starring Ranbir Kapoor and Katrina Kaif sort of became the romance anthem of the year. Well, what can we say, guys took to it pretty quickly. 4. Iktara (Wake Up Sid) This one was a popular choice not only then, but even to this day, as we can find this song in a lot of people's playlist. And when we say a lot, we mean it. This soulful song not only fetched the singer the best playback singer award but also became a major hit. 5. Chiggy Wiggy (Blue) Even though 'Blue' tanked at the box office big time, this song was a major crowd-puller in 2009 because it saw Australian-British pop star, Kylie Minogue's first ever Bollywood collaboration. Apart from the song and music, those moves Kylie pulled off with Akshay Kumar were too good! 6. All Izz Well (3 Idiots) This one doesn't need any introduction for obvious reasons. This became a raging anthem with the younger lot of the time, and still continues to be a very popular number even after 10 years since it first came out. 7. Genda Phool (Delhi-6) Ask your mother and you will know exactly how much every mother and aunt in the country came to love this song, and relate to some or the other part of it. Regardless, there is no denying this was a popular number in 2009. 8. Paisa Paisa (De Dana Dan) The lyrics of this one, as well as Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif grooving to this song, got to the guys. If you haven't heard this one, you better. Then you will know exactly why. 9. Hai Junoon (New York) This one was meant for the squad and everybody appreciated it. People instantly connected to it because it reminded them of their friends and that is always a winner! 10. Twist (Love Aaj Kal) If you didn't dance to this one at least at five different parties, then did you even have any fun in 2009? This one took all the parties and dance sessions by storm!
  23. The entire country is wrapped up in the hubbub around the 2019 General Elections in India, with the first timers thrumming with excitement to cast their first vote and become a part of history books for the future Indian Prime Minister's election. Yet, the masses are still busy focusing their attention to the biggest influencers they look up to on a regular basis in order to decide whether stepping out and voting would really make much of a difference as is being let on. © Twitter We are talking about the majority of Indian population's reliance on Bollywood stars for inspiration and motivation to get things done in life. However, as you might have already guessed from the headline of this story, there are a few beloved Bollywood stars who will not play their part in the General Elections this year since they are not eligible to vote, and here's why. Akshay Kumar © Instagram Akshay Kumar was born in Amritsar and regardless of all his overt show of patriotism, he will not be casting his vote because he holds a Canadian passport. Alia Bhatt © Instagram One of India's current favourites, Alia too shall not be casting her vote this election because Alia holds a British passport. You may recall that Alia's mother, Soni Razdan is also a British citizen. Deepika Padukone © Instagram Versatile actor Deepika too cannot vote in India. Having been born in Copenhagen, in Denmark, she holds a Danish passport and is therefore not eligible to vote in India. Katrina Kaif © Instagram Another Bollywood favourite, Katrina may be loved by thousands of Indians, but she is still an English citizen and has a UK passport. Imran Khan © Instagram Regardless of his short Bollywood stint, Aamir's nephew Imran is very much an active part of Bollywood. Since he holds an American passport, Imran cannot vote in the elections held in India. Jacqueline Fernandez © Instagram The 'Race 3' actress isn't Indian. She was born in Bahrain, and while her father is Sri Lankan, her mother is of Malaysian descent. Sunny Leone © Instagram Born Karenjit Kaur, with her roots in India, the actress can still not vote in India because she holds a Canadian passport.
  24. Vote. It is one of the simplest words in the English dictionary, but those four English letters clubbed together hold a world of power. One that is capable of deciding the fate of our country and its inhabitants, for the next five years. If you are of age, that is 18-years-old or more, and eligible to vote, we cannot stress enough on the importance of your participation in the 2019 General Elections. Every individual with a voter card and a name on the electoral roll is shouldering a crucial responsibility at the moment. © Getty Images However, voting only matters if it led by solid awareness and considerations of various permutations and combinations that will benefit the country and its people as a whole. So, be aware of the candidates in consideration, the parties they represent and the ideologies the said parties uphold. Besides all that, here are 10 things to keep in mind before casting your vote for Lok Sabha elections 2019 that began today. © Getty Images 1. You will only be allowed to cast your vote with proper photo/voter identification authorised by the government. 2. Polling officers are allowed both inside and outside the polling premises. 3. The Election Commission of India also appoints observers for every polling station. They must always be around. © Twitter 4. Only the Election Commission of India-appointed media is allowed at the polling venue. 5. Only physically impaired voters who cannot cast their vote independently are allowed to have a help/company inside the booth. 6. Only the Election Commission of India-authorised public service personnel should be on duty. © Reuters 7. Police officers cannot be present inside the polling booth unless there is a law and order situation in the premises. 8. The Election Commission of India has mandated that 3-4 electors are not allowed inside a polling booth together. 9. Using a mobile phone is prohibited in the polling booth. The Election Commission of India has ordered that officials of duty need to keep their phones on silent mode and step outside the polling station to take/make calls. © Reuters 10. Voters are also prohibited from carrying arms or any form of liquid with them inside the polling booth. Every single vote cast is a voice speaking up, every vote cast will decide the state of being of Indian citizens, its economy and growth, defence and the possibility of peace and unity in the years that will follow the results of the election. So, regardless of where you are, and how cumbersome the journey to your polling booth might seem, it is extremely crucial for each one of us to head out, cast our vote and let our voices be heard. We hope each one of you eligible voters reading this will head out and cast your vote, and make a choice for a better tomorrow.
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