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  1. If you would ask me what I would like to do for the rest of my life, I would always answer with one word: Eat! via GIPHY If there is anything in the world that I love unconditionally, it is food. Is there anything better than eating your favourite food? Digging into that freshly prepared chicken curry, finished with some chopped coriander, or having your fingers turn yellow after eating that delightful fish curry? via GIPHY Or having a heavenly helping of dal with steamed rice? Or biting into the piece of that decadently gorgeous chocolate cake? via GIPHY Or a spoonful of that Biryani? via GIPHY Who can resist the smell of freshly fried garlic or not get enchanted by the sound of sizzling onions? (The answer is always a resounding “NO”) I mean, can there be any love more sincere than the love for food? If there has to be a unanimous entity for bringing people together, I don't think that can be accomplished by anything other than food. Food has an intrinsic quality, an all-pervasive nature: it serves as a mirror to culture, a part of the tradition, a bond for communities, an allegory for desires, an expression of love. I have hardly come across another entity as ubiquitous as food, its inherent diversity; how its excess can cause you discomfort and so can its dearth. How it trickles down to the most downtrodden parts of society but is also adulated in haute living. How it can be sensual, ignite passions, add spice to your life, and in turn, can also be a proponent of disgust or the start of a grotesque fiasco. Another facet which accompanies food and is crucial is its presentation, its ocular appeal. And as humans, who are visual by nature, our gastronomical desires are magnified tenfold when we see food on the big screen. via GIPHY Remember that Chocolate Cake from the movie “Matilda”? via GIPHY Film and food share a relationship of yore; movies celebrating food are shot gorgeously, are aesthetically pleasing while they tell stories of people like us, and how food influences us all. In these films, food drives the story forward, changes the protagonist's life. Movies also incorporate sound, which is an important aspect of food: be it cutting into it or its preparation, the clanging of utensils, the sizzle of a pan. Essentially, these movies provide the union of two of the senses: visual and aural, which is always an amazing combination. So, here are 16 delectably scrumptious movies that quite literally serve a piece of life (and make you raid your fridge in the middle of the night): 1. Julie and Julia (2009): Stuck in the rut of her bureaucratic dead-end job (Hello there!), Julie Powell decides (Amy Adams) to take on a project to relieve herself from the boredom of her uneventful life. The project: Cooking her way through Julia Child's enormous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 365 days and blogging about it. Little does she know that this little venture of hers will change her life forever. Two stories, two women, bound by their mutual love for food. © Columbia Pictures Starring Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as the famous, celebrated cook, Julia Child, the movie explores the lives of the two women parallelly in two different eras: Julie, in 2002, as she starts her blog and cooks up all the 524 recipes, and Julia, in 1949, as she moves to Paris and finds her calling as a chef and collaborates on the now-famous cookbook which made her into a culinary icon. © Columbia Pictures Julie and Julia, directed by Nora Ephron, is one of the most heartwarming movies which celebrate food and its importance in life. It drives home the fact that inspiration can come in any form, you just need to believe in yourself. (If you wish, you can read my review on the movie here: USP: The food! The gorgeous, divine, decadent food! Especially the “Butter Monologue” and the “Boeuf Bourguignon”. via GIPHY via GIPHY Meryl Streep as Julia Child is a phenomenon; not only is the resemblance uncanny, she impersonates Julia Child's idiosyncrasies to the T, be it the trademark, out-of-breath, slightly tipsy voice or the quirky mannerisms. via GIPHY via GIPHY “Bon Appetit!” via GIPHY 2. Chef (2014): When Carl (Jon Favreau), a renowned chef of a famous restaurant in California decides to be more creative with his recipes, he is met with resistance from the restaurant owner, Riva (Dustin Hoffman). To make matters worse, he gets into a public altercation with a prestigious food critic, Ramsey Michel, after the latter writes a distasteful review of his food. © Aldamisa Entertainment Heartbroken, he quits the job and embarks on a journey of self-discovery through food; food that he actually loves and that fulfils his creative aspirations. Eventually, he opens a food truck while trying to mend his frail relationship with his estranged son, Percy (Emjay Anthony). Will he be successful? USP: The food scenes are aesthetically attractive, kudos to cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau. via GIPHY Jon Favreau's directorial prowess and love for food is apparent in the movie. via GIPHY 3. The Lunchbox (2012): In an attempt to add some zing into her unromantic marriage, Ila (Nimrit Kaur) turns to the most trusted entity of all: food. And in her quest to quite literally spice up her love life, she decides to send her inattentive husband, Rajiv, a lunch every day with the help of ever-dependable dabbawallas in Mumbai. But by a curious twist of fate, the dabba prepared for her husband lands on the table of Saajan Fernandes (Irfan Khan), an aged, lonely widower who works as an accountant. © UTV Motion Pictures Upon realizing her mistake, she sends in a letter with her next lunchbox elaborating on the predicament, which starts a correspondence that soon turns into a beautiful friendship, guided by letters and an erroneously delivered lunchbox containing delicious food. © UTV Motion Pictures USP: The movie encapsulates the beauty of human relations: how we can forge connections with people we have never met yet can completely relate to and understand. And it helps even more when food is involved in the equation! via GIPHY Again, the food! Especially, the Paneer Kofta which Ila makes as a thank you gesture. :D via GIPHY The superb performances by Irfan and Nimrit tug at your heart. And not to forget, Deshpande Auntie (who is not seen but only heard)! 4. Chocolat (2000): When free-spirited, single mother Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a quaint, quiet village in France with her daughter Anouk, her unconventional ways earn her the ire of the village folk, especially the staunchly conservative mayor, Comte de Reynaud. © Miramax Films Vianne, an expert chocolatier, opens up a small chocolate shop in the village, much to the displeasure of Reynaud who vehemently opposes her, publicly accusing her of bringing temptation into the lives of the people, especially during Lent. via GIPHY As the story progresses, Vianne's eponymous temptation, the aforementioned chocolate, brings about a change in the village and its inhabitants in varied ways. The plot thickens when Vianne's own desire comes in the form of Roux, a gypsy who wants more than her chocolate. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate! Duh! :P via GIPHY 5. Like Water for Chocolate (1992): A passionate Mexican movie, directed by Alfonso Arau and based on Laura Esquivel's novel, showcasing how food affects life, and how our emotions influence not only the food we cook but also the people we serve it to. With themes of magic realism, the movie focuses on the illicit relationship between Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Pedro (Marco Leonardi). © Miramax Why illicit? Because as per family tradition, Tita, being the youngest of three daughters cannot marry and needs to live her life as a help to the other members, especially her mother, Mama Elena (Regina Torné). Resigned to her fate, Tita learns cooking under the tutelage of the chef, Nacha (Ada Carrasco), who teaches her the relationship between food and life. © Miramax Heartbreakingly, when Pedro comes to express his love for Tita, he is betrothed to her sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), in exchange as the tradition still stands. As her affair with Pedro intensifies, her feelings start to seep into the food she cooks, eventually becoming an outlet for her emotions, but also inadvertently manifesting itself the behaviour of the people around her. via GIPHY USP: There are two scenes: As she prepares the cake for Pedro's wedding, Tita weeps, and her tears fall into the batter which leads to an eventful dinner reception. When she uses roses gifted by Pedro to make a quail dinner with rose petal sauce, it leads to her family feeling inexorable carnal desire. via GIPHY 6. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989): Michael Gambon (Yes, Dumbledore!) stars in this vogueish black comedy/ crime drama as Alberta Spica (The Thief), an uncouth and repulsive gangster who, along with his band of thugs, has taken over the French restaurant “Le Hollandais” but calls himself an urbane gourmet. © Palace Pictures He terrorizes everyone in the restaurant, but the brunt of the terror is unleashed most on his sophisticated wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren/The Wife) and the head chef, Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer/The Cook) who despises Alberta but is unable to do anything about it. Drama ensues when Georgina finds herself lusting for a regular customer, Michael (The Lover/Alan Howard), who is a bookshop owner and reads while he eats. As her affair progresses, Alberta finds out and then makes life hell for the staff which helps Georgina with her lover. USP: The performances by the lead cast. The film uses food as an allegory for the voyeuristic attitude of Alberta and his pretentiousness. His supposed gourmet personality is a far cry from his real one, which he tries to hide like spices are used to mask uncooked food. Warning: You need a strong stomach for this! :P 7. I Am Love (2009): In this Italian film, Tilda Swinton stars as Emma, the Russian-born daughter-in-law of a wealthy, Milanese family, the Recchi's, who is trying to find herself, away from the glittery, Haute living her family expects her to lead. © Mikado Film As she ruminates over her predicament during a lavish family dinner, help comes in the form of young Antonio Bisceglia (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a celebrated chef who incites her dormant passion with the aid of food. Matters worsen when her son Edoardo Jr. clashes with the family regarding the set path for him as Emma finds herself drawn to Antonio. © Mikado Film USP: Tilda Swinton and the prawns. via GIPHY 8. Ratatouille (2007): What can I say about this delightful movie? Not only is it one of the best animated movies to have ever been made, but it also features delicious food! The wonderful comedy revolves around a rat, with a highly developed sense of smell and taste named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who aspires to become a chef. As luck would have it, he ends up in the kitchen of the restaurant of his recently deceased idol, chef Auguste Gusteau's (Brad Garett). © Walt Disney Pictures Once there, he manages to strike up a friendship with the garbage boy, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano), helping him and guiding him in creating dishes and earn the appreciation of the new owner, Chef Skinner (Ian Holm). via GIPHY But soon, a secret is revealed that changes the course of the movie. Friendship, love, and food in one neat package! USP: The entire Anton Ego (the irascible food critic portrayed by Brad Bird) sequence and the ratatouille dish, confit byaldi! via GIPHY Never have I seen such a beautiful rendition of food in mainstream animated movies! (Not counting the stunning food shown in Anime :P) via GIPHY 9. Burnt (2015): Starring Bradley Cooper as a drug-addled former executive chef Adam Jones, the story revolves around his quest to put his life back on track and earn a third Michelin Star. © Shiny Penny Productions Adam is a brilliant but mercurial chef whose creativity is marred by his drug habit and unstable temper, which destroys his mentor's restaurant in Paris along with Adam's credibility. Adam realizes his self-destructive streak and goes on a self-imposed exile to New Orleans to gain perspective. He travels to London to pursue his dream of the Michelin Star, under the banner of his restaurateur friend, who grudgingly allows him to become a chef in his hotel. © Shiny Penny Productions His luck seemingly changes until ghosts from his past and his own mental stability conspire to take him down. USP: The food porn! via GIPHY 10. Big Night (1996): In this dramedy, two Italian brothers, Primo and Secondo, put out all strings for the 'Big Night' that will catapult their sinking authentic Italian restaurant, Paradise, to dizzying heights. © Timpano Production Primo, the perfectionist of the two, is annoyed and frustrated by the Americanized version of authentic Italian dishes, which he refuses to serve to customers, insisting on cooking only the true version, leading to him losing customers by the score. Secondo, the businessman of the duo, is more concerned with the running of the place and keeping it afloat than to retain cultural heritage. © Timpano Production With nowhere else to go, they try to strike out a deal with their nemesis, Pascal who owns a successful restaurant, who refuses to give them a loan. But, in an unlikely liberal gesture offers them to treat Louis Prima, a renowned American-Italian singer, to a meal at their restaurant who can change their fortune. Will they be successful? USP: The crowning glory has to be the timpano! via GIPHY Tony Shalhoub as Primo and Stanley Tucci as Secondo are delightful in their roles; the best part of the movie is any scene they are together! 11. 'The Trip' Trilogy (2010/2014/2017-): This BBC series which was made into a feature film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as themselves on a gastronomical journey through Northern England (in the first movie/series) commissioned by the Observer; their job is to visit different restaurants, try their food and review it. © BBC Worldwide When Steve's girlfriend refuses to go with him on the trip, he invites his frenemy, fellow actor/comedian Rob Brydon to accompany him on the journey. As they travel through England, locking horns with each other on everything. Guided by their egos, trying to outwit each other, while being clueless about fine dining, their animosity dissolves into a camaraderie which is fun to watch. © BBC Worldwide Be it their fight over who can do a better Michael Caine impression or which syllable should be pronounced first in kumquat, Rob and Steve meander across beautiful locales, eating decadent, delicious food. via GIPHY And it isn't over in England! They return to wander across Italy in the sequel with renewed vows to upstage each other. And if that wasn't enough, they are back to eat more and traipse around in broken Spanish in the next sequel, The Trip to Spain! © BBC Worldwide One of the best road trip movies ever! via GIPHY USP: The nearly pornographic shots of the food: The buttery scallops frying in the pan! Absolute bliss! The cheesy pasta in “The Trip to Italy”; divine! Not to forget, the Michael Caine impersonation by Rob Brydon is spot on! Rob and Steve' bromance, their will-they won't-they chemistry, their asinine fights, has to be one of the most hilarious parts of the movie, cementing them into iconic duo status. 12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971): One of the most adored children's books of all time, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', was adapted to screen in 1973 in a movie written by Roald Dahl (who later disowned it), with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka in a now-iconic role. © Paramount Pictures © Paramount Pictures And who can forget the Oompa Loompas? via GIPHY The story focuses on Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who finds himself the winner of a Golden Ticket giving him access to Willy Wonka's bizarre and unconventional Chocolate Factory along with four other children (and his whiner of a grandfather). via GIPHY The children, each with their unique personalities, are promised a lifetime supply of chocolate at the end of the trip. via GIPHY But will it be as easy as it looks? via GIPHY USP: Willy Wonka's legendary forward roll! via GIPHY The Chocolate Room: All you can eat candy! :D via GIPHY via GIPHY Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka is perfect, and no one has come close to his sweetly comical yet maniacal (and terrifying) portrayal of one of Roald Dahl's most notorious characters. © Paramount Pictures 13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): While both iterations of this children's book capture the quirky Willy Wonka and Charlie's adventures inside the Chocolate factory superbly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is truer to the novel than its predecessor. © Warner Bros. Pictures Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, this movie has superior special/visual effects and a more whimsical setting, typical of Tim Burton's movies. © Warner Bros. Pictures The movie stands out in terms of character development, giving a backstory to Willy Wonka which serves a reason for his eccentric personality, something which wasn't quite clear in the 1971 movie. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate river! It truly looks edible (also because it is faux melted chocolate) and is much better than the 1971's dull version. It is visually more appealing. via GIPHY The squirrels breaking the nuts always cracks me up! Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka is superb; wacky and quirky (but still not close to Gene Wilder), with just a touch of authenticity. via GIPHY 14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009): Eccentric wannabe scientist Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is always working on a new project: spray-on shoes, hair un-balding serum, a monkey thought translator. But unfortunately for him, all his endeavours result in failure. via GIPHY When his new project, a machine that converts water into food, the FLDSMDFR, fails and inadvertently gets launched into space while wreaking havoc on the town, Flint decides to hang up his shoes. © Sony Pictures Animation As he miserably walks around as the social pariah, his machine makes a comeback in style: it starts raining cheeseburgers all over town. via GIPHY Flint then uses a communicator to let the machine cater to the epicurean needs of the residents of Chewandswallow. Overjoyed, the town people keep making requests until their greed and gluttony sets in. via GIPHY As a catastrophe seems to be imminent, Clint sets off with his new friends, Sam Sparks (Anna Farris), Officer Devereaux (Mr. T), Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), and his BFF Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), to end it. USP: The food storm! All the spaghetti and the meatballs, and the ICECREAM! Flint's father, Tim (James Caan), is the absolute best! via GIPHY 15. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994): In this Taiwanese comedy-drama, Mr Chu (Sihung Lung) is a widowed Chinese master chef with three unmarried daughters, who cooks up a dinner feast every Sunday for his daughters as a tradition. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company His independent daughters, with their ideas of the modern world and diverse dispositions, clash with their traditionalist father over the dinner table. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company As the struggle over the superiority of values continues, with generation gap running rampant, the daughters and Mr Chu realize that perhaps traditions and new ideas can mix well, just like food with unconventional ingredients. via GIPHY Directed by Ang Lee, the movie has a quiet grace about itself, its wisdom percolating in the viewer's mind through the brilliant story. USP: The food throughout the movie, especially the opening sequence. Mr Chu's passion for food and his dexterity in his craft is apparent in the scenes. via GIPHY The beautiful, intricate dumplings! via GIPHY 16. Waitress (2007): Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a down-on-her-luck waitress who creates ingenious pies with uncommon names. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Jenna's world is further complicated when she finds out that she is pregnant with her abusive husband's child. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As Jenna struggles with the new revelation, her only comfort being the therapeutic pie making she indulges in, respite comes in the form of a pie baking contest with a $25,000 prize which can be the key to her happiness and freedom. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As she gears up for the competition, luck seems to have a different plan for her. via GIPHY USP: The pies and their creative names: The Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie, Baby Screaming Its Head Off In The Middle Of The Night And Ruining My Life Pie, Kick In The Pants Pie. via GIPHY As decadent as they sound! :P via GIPHY So, what are you waiting for? Watch these now! Let the foodie in you reign supreme! via GIPHY P.S.: Don't watch these on an empty stomach. :P
  2. Air Force One is undoubtedly one of the most popular planes on the planet. It's responsible for carrying the President of The United States and is a symbol of the country's might. Thanks to multiple Hollywood films and documentaries, the aircraft is globally recognised and a treat for aviation geeks. Though there's another plane that follows the Air Force One, and it's actually a lot cooler. Often dubbed as the "Doomsday Plane", it is America's secretive jet designed to survive a nuclear war. In the event of Armageddon, it'll the U.S. Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other top personalities alive whilst the president would be on board the Air Force One. © USAF Technically called the E-4B, it's a modified version of the Boeing 747-200 and officially called the National Airborne Operation Centers. The design of the plane is meant to survive an electromagnetic pulse with all the systems left intact. Currently, there are four planes in the fleet and always available on standby to shadow the Air Force One. © Aiirsoure Military / YouTube Nuclear explosions emit a strong electromagnetic pulse that can severely damage electronic circuits (computer chips), hence the E-4B additionally uses traditional analogue flight instruments to navigate. In operation since the 1970s, these aircraft have been considered to be the best chance for a Cold War president to survive a nuclear attack. © USAF The plane isn't designed to offer comfort and focus has been on utility. They can carry dozens of military analysts, strategists and communication aids to enable a working government from the sky. Another special feature includes a five-mile-long trailing wire antenna that would ensure that the president could remain in contact with the nuclear submarine fleet even after ground-based communications had been destroyed. Based out of Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska, the planes are always ready to fly at a moments notice. According to aviation forums, one aircraft is usually airborne every 12 hours, with another one ready for departure with a 5-minute notice. © US Government Boeing stopped making the 747-200 long back and the U.S Government has been planning to phase out the Air Force One (VC-25A). Even the E-4B needs a replacement soon because the airframe has been used extensively and older spare parts are harder to find for regular maintenance. Fun Fact: You can fly this plane in GTA V via a mod!
  3. 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!
  4. Remember the wild card entrant in 'Bigg Boss' season 10 named Jason 'Kantilal' Shah? The handsome hunk with a chiselled body and stormy grey eyes that took the viewers by storm and set social media abuzz with multiple fan-pages cropping up within hours of his entry? View this post on Instagram Don't just stareð Like and comment also 𤣠A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on May 13, 2019 at 9:34pm PDT Yes, the British-American-Indian origin model-cum-actor, who you might have spotted in cameo roles in movies such as 'Dev.D', 'Partner', 'Fitoor' and more recently, 'Thugs of Hindostan' amongst others. Though Jason has mostly done small roles in Bollywood movies, and recently started making his presence felt on TV as the British High Commissioner in popular Colors TV show 'Jhansi Ki Rani', his is nothing less than an Instagram-celebrity. View this post on Instagram Every story needs a Hero & a Villain Which one are you â A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on Mar 12, 2019 at 8:15pm PDT Jason Shah's Instagram account is totally on-point and gives us a glimpse of not only his life and work, but also his very stylish and fresh sense of fashion. The 33-year-old doesn't look a day over 25, and his easy-going yet fashionable style of dressing deserves all the credit. What's more, most of his looks are so simple (yet trendy), anyone can easily recreate them without burning a hole in their pocket. Check out these 5 stylish looks from Jason Shah's Instagram that you should definitely steal for yourself. 1. The Beachy Look View this post on Instagram I am A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on May 7, 2019 at 3:42am PDT This is easy, comfy and totally in-fashion with a graphic tee, short shorts and good ol' slip-ons to complete the look. Don't forget to throw in tousled hair and a pair of funky shades for that perfect beachy-lounge look. 2. The 'Mind-Your-Business' Look View this post on Instagram How could I make sense Got millions on my mind ð¤ @dhananjaymane A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on Apr 4, 2019 at 9:47pm PDT Nothing screams 'man on business' than a well-fitted suit and a well-groomed face. And what can beat the classic grey suit and black shirt combo? It's evergreen, looks dapper and can be put together in a jiffy! 3. The Summer-Ready Look View this post on Instagram 1. Came to set with a "I want more sleep" grumpy face 2. Looked up and remembered my goals 3. Said to myself " you've got so much to be thankful for" . Which is your favourite 1,2 or 3 A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on Mar 7, 2019 at 9:44pm PST There is nothing better than a natural-hued, bright shirt paired with a pair of chinos for that breezy summer look which can make heads turn. Complete the look with a pair of espadrilles or loafers, and accessorise with a stunning wristwatch and glares. 4. The Perfect Street-Style View this post on Instagram One step at a time @skechersindia A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on Oct 19, 2018 at 10:45pm PDT A nice, neutral-toned printed tee, tattered jeans and a bright pair of joggers is perfect for hitting the road or evening out with your mates. You can even add a light denim jacket if it's a little chilly where you are. 5. The Very 'Casual' Vibes Look View this post on Instagram I'm on time My driver is late #great A post shared by Jason Shah (@_j_k_s_) on Nov 5, 2018 at 2:11am PST What's there to not love about this look? Whether you're headed out for a date night or to the movies, this easy-going, casual look with a pastel-hued shirt, solid-coloured trousers and killer sneakers is perfect for it all.
  5. Getting the right beard for your face can be tricky business. There are tonnes of beard styles to choose from and there's the question of what suits your face and what doesn't. The good part about a well-groomed beard is that if angled well, it can easily hide your face fat. Here are celebrity-approved beard styles that you should look out for this season that have worked well for celebrities and by extension, will work for you: 1. Zac Efron © Instagram For the promotion of his movie based on the life of serial killer Ted Bundy, 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile', Zac Efron dyed his hair and sported a beard that worked so well for his face. We love the disjointed moustache and beard, which despite being separate, complement each other so well. 2. Shahid Kapoor © Instagram Beard days for Shahid Kapoor are back. After roughly spending quite some time without it, Shahid Kapoor has grown a wild one for his movie 'Kabir Singh' and also sports a subtler version for its promotions. 3. Siddhant Chaturvedi © Instagram MC Sher's charm in 'Gully Boy' partly came from Siddhant Chaturvedi's beard. This is a minimal effort beard that doesn't take that long to grow. Consistency is key so be patient if you want to grow a beard like him. 4. Ranveer Singh © Instagram Post 'Gully Boy', Ranveer Singh depends on two signatures. A single moustache on an otherwise clean-shaven face or a medium-grown beard with a slightly shaped moustache. We think this is a great beard style if you want to stand out in a room full of bearded men. 5. Jake Gyllenhaal © Instagram We're excited for his Marvel debut with the upcoming 'Spiderman' movie but in the meantime, we can admire him for his thickly grown beard which definitely works well for his face structure. 6. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau © Instagram We love Jaime Lannister in 'GoT' but outside of it, the man does know a thing or two about grooming a fine salt and pepper beard. 7. Jim Sarbh © Instagram We love Jim Sarbh's beard that has a raw aesthetic to it. There's something about natural beards that are rather attractive and Jim Sarbh is a prime example in that category. 8. Hrithik Roshan © Instagram Hrithik Roshan just posted a selfie with a freshly grown beard. This beard is perfect for the hot months when maintaining a full beard is practically impossible.
  6. Salman Khan, or 'Bhai' as he is lovingly called in Bollwood, is not only known for his movies but for his extravagant habit of indulging in expensive assets. Here are 9 such assets owned by 'Bhai' which is making us fel very poor compared to him: 1. Gorai Beach home Mumbai beaches do not provide the Khan family with any exclusivity towards the beach so Salman 'bhai' has a legit gorgeous 5 BHK beach home which he bought on his 51st birthday. The insane property is spread across 100 acres and has a gym, a big swimming pool, a theatre, and the sea-facing bungalow also reportedly has a dirt bike arena for some more fun. As per reports, this cost him close to a Rs 100-crore hole in his pocket. © Instagram 2. Panvel Farmhouse This place is the resident party place for the family's parties for their friends. This place is spread lavishly over 150 acres of land and besides the usual gorgeous room, a gym, a swimming pool and all that jazz, this farm also house horses and other domesticated animals. Reportedly, this came with a price tag of some Rs 80 crore. 3. Triplex Flat In Bandra The Khan family currently resides in the famed 'Galaxy Apartments' but Salman Bhai invested in this 11-storey building which is currently under construction. Rumour has it that the family might shift into this Rs 30 crore abode here once it's done. 4. Private Yacht Obviously, all the jet set getaways to Alibaug and travelling to their beach homes require a wonderful private yacht by the Khan family. Reportedly, Salman and his bhais have a yacht which cost him a whopping Rs 3 crore. © Instagram 5. Fleet Of Cars Salman has a wonderful collection of cars, courtesy his travel in Mumbai and the entourage that travels with him. His garage is overflowing with cars like the Mercedes Benz GL Class (approx. Rs 80 lakh), Mercedes Benz S Class ( approx Rs 82 lakh), an Audi A8 L (approx. Rs 1.13 crore), the BMW X6 (around Rs 1.15 crore,) a Toyota Land Cruiser (approx Rs 1.29 crore), the Audi RS7 (approx Rs 1.4 crore) and a Range Rover (over Rs 2.06 crore), an Audi R8 (costing around Rs 2.31 crore) and also a Lexus LX470 (approx Rs 2.32 crore). PHEW! 6. Crazy Expensive Bikes Salman Bhai owns the gorgeous Hayabusa which cost him over Rs 16 lakh. Along with that, he owns the Yamaha R1 which is around Rs 15 lakh, the Suzuki GSX-R 1000Z which costs Rs 16 lakh and the Suzuki Intruder M1800 RZ which is around Rs 16 lakh. 7. Super Expensive Bicycle Bhai is often spotted on Mumbai streets bicycling his stress away. Now, one would wonder an expensive bicycle would cost around a lakh or so but his Giant Propel 2014 XTC is over Rs 4 lakh. Yepp, 'shauq badi cheez hai'! © Instagram 8. Being Human Brand The brand has Salman Khan as the prime owner and is estimated to be valued for over Rs 235 crore. © Instagram 9. Production Company Salman ventured into production with his movie 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' and launched his banner SKF. He has co-produced numerous movies since then.
  7. Netflix is a Pandora's box which keeps spoiling us with a million options to choose from. This week, if you're in for a bit of a sci-fi kick just like us, then here are 5 show recommendations that will give you a pretty edgy visual experience: 1. The OA If you didn't watch the first season when it came out around 3 years ago, then please prepare to binge-watch that first. For everyone else who was left on a cliffhanger with that weird metaphysical ending and hated Prairie for not letting us in on her fate, the second season is finally here and is supposed to be crazy. 2. Love, Death + Robots This is probably the most trending sci-fi show that everyone is talking about even if they haven't really watched it. This animated series has episodes with major underlying themes in all of them and is supposed to be worth your time. 3. The Order Consider this as a borrowed Harry Potter concept twisted with the sci-fi world. The series follows a college student who discovers a whole new world of scary creatures and is surrounded by only werewolves for company. 4. Russian Doll Not that it's a new addition to Netflix. It's been there for a while, but if you still haven't watched it, save it for a weekend binge. It will make you cringe and boggle your head when you follow the lead character's life span cycle which is like a roller coaster stuck on repeat. If you want to question scientific multidimensional reality and also like a bit of existentialism like 'Waiting For Godot', then just watch this. 5. Travellers This show follows a bunch of travellers who send their consciousness back in time to actually save the society from a downfall. A secret time travel show with a heroic mission thrown in? sure, sounds like a good watch.
  8. Period dramas are one of the most fascinating things on Earth. Period. I have always been intrigued by these dramas set in a time which we don't know very well. A better time in a sense, a simpler time for sure. Ever felt like it would have been such a better life had you been born in a different era? Ruminating about how things would have been had you lived in another period, another era. No school, no need to slog for hours on at an end on a computer for peanuts, idyllic hours where you can sit and relax and think about the complexities of life and ponder nature's mysteries. Glitzy parties with good-looking men and women, kings, queens, a lot of dancing, balls, huge mansions, pristine cottages, women in intricate gowns (wearing body-numbing corsets), men in suave suits. Articulate speeches (which rival your limited vocabulary), romances which knock you off your feet and make you feel whole, clandestine affairs which shouldn't be known to a soul. Oh, the beauty of it all! So, if you are a period drama enthusiast (read fanatic who tries to appear normal by using the term “enthusiast”), here are six shows which right up your alley: 1. Downton Abbey (2010-2015): © ITV Studios/ITV/Carnival Films Set in 1912, tragedy strikes the affluent Crawley family of Downton Abbey when their only heir drowns while aboard the Titanic. With no heir apparent to bequeath the title and the fortune to, except his daughter Mary (Michelle Dockery) who can't inherit as per law, the Earl of Grantham, Robert Crawley (Hugh Bonneville), has no other choice but to find the next heir. As a shock to the family, the heir happens to be a middle-class solicitor, Matthew Crawley (Dan Stevens), Robert's third cousin (once removed), which doesn't go down well with the patrician family. Meanwhile, Robert's wife, Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), and Robert's mother, Dowager Countess Violet (Maggie Smith), unable to witness the years of Robert's meticulous work for Downton go down the drain, hatch a plan to challenge the rules of the will so that Mary may inherit the fortune as well as the estate. Parallelly, the series also focuses on the help, the servants of Downton Abbey, headed by the butler, Mr Carson and the housekeeper, Mrs Hughes and how they make the mansion a home for the people upstairs while dealing with their own problems. Spread over six seasons, the series intelligently includes momentous events from the early 20th century: the sinking of the RMS Titanic, the First World War, the Spanish Influenza, the Marconi Scandal, et al and how these events change the lives of the characters; rich and poor alike. An exquisite drama centring on the beauty of human relationships; because at the end of the day, everyone is human, social stature notwithstanding. USP: The exceptional cinematography is sure to take you back to the turn of the century. Splendid performances by the ensemble cast; everyone is perfect in their role! Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess, Violet Crawley; with her acid tongue, cutting remarks and sarcastic wit encased in one-liners is a treat to watch. Penelope Wilton as Mrs Crawley and Maggie Smith make an iconic duo which only a few fictional pairs can match! No. of Seasons: 6 2. Mad Men (2007-2015): © Weiner Bros./Silvercup Studios/Lionsgate Television/AMC Centring on the mercurial rise of advertising in the early 1960s in America, this series focuses on the Madison Avenue firm “Sterling Cooper Advertising Agency” in New York. Enter the swinging sixties with glittering parties, scandalous affairs, fabulous fashion and excessive smoking as Don Draper makes his way in the bad, bad business of advertising. Featuring an ensemble cast, the series focuses on the lives of the characters, both personal and professional, mainly on Don Draper, as they traverse New York's bundling love for advertising. As we witness Don Draper's rise to becoming one of the best advertising minds of the era, his crumbling personal life with numerous affairs, punctuated with chain-smoking, adds to the drama. A case study in how the business world works, the series presents a new perspective on the era gone by, cleverly depicting the politics in the workplace and how people stop at nothing to achieve success. The 1960s also changed the perspective of the world regarding working women; they were no longer just the secretaries but moved on to better roles as managers and copywriters, as showcased by Peggy Olson (Elisabeth Moss) and Joan Holloway (Christina Hendricks). An epic drama which lays bare the real nature of humans: selfishness. The man-eat-man world is wonderfully portrayed through Don, who can go to any level to secure his position in the company and is unafraid to use his charm and aura for getting his way and things done. His need to succeed eventually leads him to a path of self-destruction and later, redemption. USP: The opening credits is a marvellous depiction of life; the rise and fall of humans. Jon Hamm as Don Draper makes a convincing 1950s man, the quintessential megalomaniac who can't let anyone get ahead of him in any aspect of his life. No. of Seasons: 7 3. The Tudors (2007-2010): © Reveille Eire/ Sony Pictures Television/ Showtime Networks A charming history lesson; written and produced by Michael Hirst, based on King Henry VIII and his unconventional lifestyle, The Tudors is a fictionalized version of the Tudor family's most notorious member, most importantly remembered for his multiple (six!) marriages and the changes he brought about in the manoeuvrings of the English Throne. Coursing through the life and times of Henry VIII, set in the 16th century, we follow him as he sets on the quest to make divorce legal in the eyes of the Roman Catholic Church, after falling in love with Anne Boleyn while being married to Katherine of Aragon. The series then focuses on the English Reformation; the separation of the Church of England from the papal authority and the eventual annulment of his marriage to Katherine. His relationship and treaties with the French kingdom and the intrigues of his court also form the crux of the series. The series also focuses on his term as king, the problems he had to face in order to retain his title and prove his effectiveness as king As we witness the various marriages and the aftermath of them, we get to see the human side of the oft-mentioned, infamous ruler. USP: The sensual tone of the show and the beatific locations will leave you spellbound; who could think that history could be so enticing? :P Jonathan Rhys Meyer's portrayal of King Henry VIII is commendable. Don't miss Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn, before she captivated our hearts as Queen Margery in 'Game of Thrones'! No. of Seasons: 4 4. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017-): © Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions/Amazon Studios/Amazon Video Comedy works because of two things: it's funny because it's true and it's funny until it happens to you. Midge Maisel's (Rachel Brosnahan) life is the perfect American Dream in the 1950s. Her slightly eccentric and funny disposition only adds to her charm. But her seemingly perfect life goes for a toss when her husband, Joel, leaves her for his secretary. Bewildered, confused and drunk, she ends up in a downtown café, The Gaslight, and does her first impromptu stand-up while being completely unaware of it and on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Midge wakes up to a talent she had been sleeping on for so many years. Guided by Susie (Alex Borstein), the perpetually angry bartender of The Gaslight, and armed with her exceptional humor and wit, she starts her new secret (from her strict Jewish family) life as a comedienne in the male-dominated stand-up scene of 1950s New York. Will she succeed? Only time will tell! USP: A beautiful, melodious soundtrack heavily influenced by Jazz, which will transport you back to 1950s New York. Rachel Brosnahan as “Miriam 'Midge' Maisel” is phenomenal, you need to see her to believe it. The way she owns the character is admirable and she makes you relate to Midge at the most primal level. The series drives home the fact that we always don't know what we are capable of until we are tested. The humour in the show is top-notch, the jokes are funny and organic, and the comedy timing of the characters is impeccable; a testament to Amy Sherman-Palladino's iconic style. No. of Seasons: 2 (Season 3 to be released in late 2019) 5. Anne with an E (2017-): © Netflix/CBC/Northwood Entertainment Based on the “Anne of Green Gables” books by Lucy Maud Montgomery, and produced by Moira Walley-Beckett, this drama is an updated and darker take on Anne Shirley Cuthbert. Anne (Amybeth McNulty) is over the moon when she finds out that she has been adopted by a family in Avonlea. But her happiness is short-lived as her adoptive guardians, brother-sister duo Matthew (R.H. Thomson) and Marilla (Geraldine James), refuse to take her in because they had asked for a boy from the adoption agency. Heartbroken, she pleads with them to keep her on because she doesn't want to return to the horror-filled memories of her past. Charmed by her loquacious nature, Matthew Cuthbert decides to add her to their family but is initially opposed by his sister who doesn't bode well with the creative pursuits of Anne. Eventually, Marilla gives in and they start their life as a family. The series then follows the adventures of Anne, as she moves on from her orphaned/social pariah status to becoming the darling of the village, courtesy of her creativity and presence of mind (things which had once made her ostracized). The series beautifully depicts the struggles of starting life anew, especially for a person who has never known love and how delightful human relationships can become over time with trust and love. USP: The series is not heavily dependent on the novels, deviating from the books to shed light on many relevant issues like racism (by introducing a black character who isn't part of the books), discrimination, sexual understanding, LGBTQ+ representation among others which are important in today's era. The performances by the lead cast, especially by Amybeth McNulty who plays Anne, are wonderful. The homely feel of the series is just one of its charming qualities. No. of Seasons: 2 (Season 3 to be released in mid2019) 6. Pride and Prejudice (1995): © BBC1 Based on the eternal love story by Jane Austen featuring the perfect dreamboat for women since 1813, Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy and the opinionated and intelligent Miss Elizabeth Bennet, the series is perhaps the best adaptation of the novel till date (Sorry Keira Knightley!). Mrs Bennet's sole ambition in life is to see her five daughters happily married into rich households. And she won't stop until she achieves that! When Mr Bingley, the new bachelor in town sets up home in the Netherfield estate near the Bennet's neighbourhood, Mrs Bennet pushes her eldest daughter Jane towards the gentleman who is smitten by her. Mr Bingley's friend, the mysterious and arrogant Mr Darcy (Colin Firth) takes an interest in the second daughter Elizabeth (Jennifer Ehle), but both seem to clash with respect to their ideals and their thinking, leading to verbal arguments and an intense dislike for each other. She thinks him to be too proud, he decrees her to be prejudiced. An ongoing battle of wits, peppered with dislike masking their true feelings, this period drama is what a typical romance ought to be. USP: Andrew Davies' stellar screenplay (especially the iconic lake scene :P). Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy. The series propelled Colin Firth to superstardom and a yardstick with which future portrayals of Mr. Darcy(s) would be judged. No one has even come close to Colin's portrayal, making him the living embodiment of Mr. Darcy. The intricately written episodes, with graceful and eloquent dramatization make the series a comforting safe haven in this ruthless world. :P No. of Seasons: 1 (Six Episodes) So, which one are you planning to watch?
  9. I don't know exactly when this meme started, but I'm so on board with the entire 'spoiler without context' thing. It's so simple and genius, if you've seen the movie, you'll get the joke and that's fun and if you haven't yet watched a certain movie, congrats nothing is getting spoiled! I think the first time I saw the movie spoiler without context tweets, was right after the release of 'Avengers: Infinity War' and since then I've seen more and more people tweet this for different movies. Along with 'Infinity War', we've seen some hilarious spoilers for movies like 'Deadpool 2' and 'Antman And The Wasp'. Now, another Marvel movie is all set to join the list. Yes, 'Captain Marvel' basically just released and well, a lot of people still have to watch it, but you know that Twitter works fast. There are already a bunch of spoilers without context floating around the website and they're hilarious. Spoiler captain marvel pic.twitter.com/CrcALRZOFI — Firmansyah Candra (@Candraaas) March 6, 2019 If you've seen the movie, you will enjoy these thoroughly, just like I did. Ooh, good ones. #CaptainMarvel spoilers but i give you no context pic.twitter.com/OrLFcLivys — space chicken (@_starstiel) March 8, 2019 What a video. #CaptainMarvel spoiler but no context. pic.twitter.com/CJsaLWJFNv — Sancheezzzy (@Scoby20) March 8, 2019 Spot on. #CaptainMarvel spoilers w/o context ðpic.twitter.com/cWD6853ctg — mazikeen (@kyzxcv) March 7, 2019 Perfect. Context clues wothought spoilers #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/cXb5Q665Sb — ã«ãªã (@charlizar) March 8, 2019 The first one, tho. captain marvel spoilers but I give you no context pic.twitter.com/H8FNSoAzrc — alex (@sunmetmoon) March 6, 2019 A good one. More #CaptainMarvel spoilers with no context pic.twitter.com/s8xL3QIPlS — El | WATCH CAPTAIN MARVEL (@Soupwitches) March 8, 2019 The nerf gun yes! captain marvel spoilers without context pic.twitter.com/uRSqiWsHNU — Drei (@dre19i) March 8, 2019 Okay, these ones are funny. Captain Marvel: No-spoiler spoilers. pic.twitter.com/oXMcisZ6e5 — Apa (@apaagbayani) March 7, 2019 Yes! #CaptainMarvel spoilers without context pic.twitter.com/vvf51AmZmP — Lizzie B (@LizzieB_boss) March 8, 2019 Ooh, a new one. #CaptainMarvel spoilers with no context pic.twitter.com/lHimR3IRGO — lyndseyâ¡ï¸ (@lyndvey) March 8, 2019 That eye, tho. Spoilers of #CaptainMarvel without content pic.twitter.com/BYUYUYBnX0 — A-Sweet-Little-Fangirl (@MUravity) March 6, 2019 Yes, one of the most important ones. #CaptainMarvel spoilers without context pic.twitter.com/Q6FdTtHne9 — BlissDT (@dt_bliss) March 6, 2019 Havana, ooh na na. captain marvel spoilers without context pic.twitter.com/4D1cFl0mbc — rafa (@rafaelkjls) March 7, 2019 Good ones. #CaptainMarvel spoilers but I give you no context pic.twitter.com/yGHcLVbWdI — Meg Watt (@WattMeg) March 6, 2019 What a vine! captain marvel spoilers with no context https://t.co/TXmhTOqnsW — âµ daryl âµ SAW CAPTAIN MARVEL! (@caroldnvers) March 6, 2019 Is it okay to self-plug? #captainmarvel spoiler without context pic.twitter.com/JxgUs3Urru — âµ (@hinakshibhatia) March 7, 2019
  10. All the desi grooms out there, there's a piece of great news for all of you. A multi-millionaire father is looking for a groom for his daughter who he says is single, virgin and can speak multiple languages. Meet 58-year-old Arnon Rodthong, a multi-millionaire from Thailand, who owns a huge durian (yep, the smelliest fruit on the face of the earth) farm in a province in southern Thailand. © Facebook Just like any other father in the world, Arnon too is concerned about his 26-year-old daughter, Karnsita Rodthong's marriage and future. So, he decided to take the matter into his own hands and made a bizarre and inescapable offer for his future son-in-law. Arnon has announced to offer 10 million baht (Rs. 2.19 crore approx.) as well as his entire estate to the man who marries his daughter. In fact, he is even willing to waive off the 'dowry fee' that a groom is expected to pay to his future wife (it's a part of the custom in some parts of Thailand). © Facebook According to Arnon, Karnsita helps him run the family business, can speak fluent English and Chinese and is a virgin. "I want someone to take care of my business and make it last. I don't want a person with a bachelor's, or master's or philosopher's degree," he said. He further added, "I want a diligent man. I just want someone with a hard-working attitude. That's all." What's more, there are no restrictions on the future groom's nationality, as long as they 'work hard and make Karnsita happy'. © Facebook While the dad has plans of giving it all to his future son-in-law, his daughter seems to have plans of her own on how she wants to use that money. Reportedly, Karnsita, who is overwhelmed by all the attention she is getting after her father's offer, hints that her future husband might have to struggle to take out money from her father because she would "like to use it herself for plastic surgery in Korea." Well, now we're curious about that lucky guy who will get Karnsita, 10 million baht and huge durian farms.
  11. At the beginning of this month, Apex Legends was announced, a Battle Royale game that is free-to-play just like PUBG and Fortnite. The game is developed by Respawn and Electronic Arts and is available for download on PS4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC. © KnowTechie Last week, Respawn revealed that the game has hit 25 million total players and had "well over" 2 million concurrent players during the weekend. If we compare, Fortnite took four months to achieve the same numbers and the game currently has 200 million players. Today, the developer has revealed that it has already banned more than 16,000 accounts for cheating. The company also asked users to capture proof of cheaters, such as a screenshot or video clip and send it to them. Even if the proof isn't available, they are urging players to report the cheaters' ID and it shall be taken up for investigation. © Respawn The game currently lacks an in-game reporting tool and the developer has acknowledged that it's a "good idea". Though, there isn't a timeline on when the feature will be rolled out. Given the massive popularity of the game, we expect the reporting system to drop soon since a manual complain filing is bothersome for players as well as the company. A cheater who goes by the name of Mengiez on Twitch was caught cheating in his own broadcast. Viewers noticed that he's asking a wall hack to keep an eye on his opponent's location. Another Twitch streamer going by the name Dharyxd was caught using an aimbot. The videos have since been deleted, but the cheating cost them their accounts. © Respawn The game will have a second patch this week, but we don't know what to expect with the upcoming Apex Legends patch. So far, Respawn has been doing pretty well with their response to player concerns. Many players have been complaining that PUBG has a huge issue with hackers and the developers aren't doing enough to curb it. Using hacks to score points ruins the fun of the game because no player should have an undue advantage. In December, PUBG received a new anti-cheating tool called BattlEye, and it helped in 30,000 cheating accounts.
  12. Though 2019 belongs to the horror genre, some of the greatest horror films have been made in the past 50 years in Hollywood. Picking the 10 best in the category is surely a task, we have it simplified for you. Read below to find out which films land in our list of the 10 greatest horror films of all time. Get ready to get spooked: The Shining (1980) Stephen King once used to be an alcoholic novelist. It was his visit to the 'The Stanley Hotel' in 1974 which inspired him to come up with his first bestseller 'The Shining' in 1977. Only three years later, the novel was adapted into a film by the same name, 'The Shining' has remained at the top of the critics' list since then. Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a struggling writer and recovering alcoholic, who puts his wife (Wendy) and son's (Danny Torrance) lives in danger as he goes insane. The supernatural element in the film is the quintessential representation of the horror genre. 'The Shining' is an avant-garde example of Stanley Kubrick's masterful storytelling. The film is a representation of pop culture and makes the modern day viewer get a good taste of psychic terror. We have to mention here that Kubrick made the actors work extremely hard after a year of indulging them into the film. And maybe this was the reason why we saw the madness coming out of Jack. We simply can't get over the 'Here's Johnny' bathroom scene in the film. Psycho (1960) During the beginning of the 60s, master storyteller Alfred Hitchcock redefined the narrative around Hollywood films. 'Psycho' turned out to be huge and became not only one of the greatest horror films of all time but one of the greatest films ever made. The infamous story of the Bates Motel later inspired many film-makers to revive what Hitchcock created. Viewers have not only seen and rated the film on the basis of the terror it offers, but also for the fact that 'Psycho' happened to be a cinematic marvel. It inspired generations of directors and writers to come up with something that matches the craft of the virtuoso. Starring Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, John Gavin, Vera Miles, and Martin Balsam, 'Psycho' remains a film unravelled and a phenomenon of its kind. The Exorcist (1973) William Friedkin's 'The Exorcist' is a film recommended by every horror lover. The very phenomenon of exorcism became a subject matter for many films after 'The Exorcist' was released. The film is adapted from the 1971 novel of the same name by William Peter Blatty. 'The Exorcist' is well constructed and chronicles the story of a possessed girl, her troubled mother and two priests who ultimately carry on the exorcism, while one of them dies during the process. It scares you to the core and can be compared to the 'Exorcism of Emily Rose'. 'The Exorcist' happened to be the first film that was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in the horror genre. It remained the highest grossing horror film till 2017, when 'It' took its position. The air about the film's sets being cursed gave it much hype during the time of its release. The film has got all the elements that make it an unusual horror film. Halloween (1978) 'Halloween' is a movie that truly falls in the must-watch list especially on every Halloween. This film completely redefined the career of Jamie Lee Curtis (the babysitter) who later went on to appear in multiple films in the 'Halloween' series, the latest one being 'Halloween' (2018). The film depicts the story of how resident boogeyman popular as Michael Myers causes terror and killings in the neighbourhood leading to lifelong trauma to Laurie Strode, who escapes his attacks. The nerve chilling slow paced story of the film is so gripping that one can't avoid digging into what happens in the subsequent parts. John Carpenter's tour de force remains a classic in the horror genre. Get Out (2017) 'Get Out' is too good to be ignored for the list of 10 best horror films of all time. When Jordan Peele's directorial debut swept the Oscar for the Best Adapted Screenplay in 2018, it left the fans with excitement as the turnout for 'Get Out' was highly positive. Daniel Kaluuya's stint as an African-American man becoming the victim to extreme horrors has received positive reviews from the critics, earning him his first Oscar nomination. 'Get Out' was not a regular horror film, it contained brutal aphorisms and gave the audiences some bloodcurdling moments. The film reformulated horror genre and took it to an all new level. Hereditary (2018) Toni Collette's feat of strength made 'Hereditary' an unforgettable horror saga so powerful that it can give you creeps in daylight. Director Ari Aster carved the film into a tale, profoundly haunting. 'Hereditary' depicts the story of a mourning daughter who begins to face unusual incidents, ultimately leading to the death of her family members. Her children and husband succumb to the cult established by the dead matriarch of the clan. The film has been nominated for two Critics Choice Awards this year. If you plan to get scared to the core, there is no better modern day movie other than 'Hereditary'. It (2017) What can one expect from the highest grossing horror film of all times? 'It' has got it all – A good story, utopian direction, and most importantly Stephen King's involvement. The evil clown Pennywise stirred intense fright amongst kids and adults too. The conviction portrayed by the members of the 'Losers Club' is something that makes the soul of the film, as the journey of finding Georgie unfolds, Pennywise (played by Bill Skarsgård) keeps coming back in diabolical forms. Though the clown finally disappears, leaving the children, the end credits of the film says 'It: Chapter One' thus hinting to one more chapter from Stephen King's novel. 'It: Chapter Two' is finally coming to the screens this year with more twists and turns and the film is highly awaited. Rosemary's Baby (1968) The 1968 film directed by Academy Award winner Roman Polanski is one of the most talked about horror films in the world. The cast features Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy, Angela Dorian, Clay Tanner, and Charles Grodin. The film is centred on the life of Rosemary Woodhouse who during her pregnancy discovers shocking truths about her husband and family. Rosemary's baby ultimately gets snatched from her and her husband turns out to be a follower of the devil. In 2017, a similar film titled 'Mother' was made, however it failed to create an impact. Poltergeist (1982) Tobe Hooper's 'Poltergeist' has remained one of the highly notable films in the horror genre. A moving story by Steven Spielberg turned out to be huge for stars JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, and Beatrice Straight as the film earned three Academy Award nominations. This is a story of a house that ultimately scares the shit out of its residents as they discover it to be possessed. There are a good number of special effects in the film, excellent for the audience of the 80s. The film offers many spine-chilling moments and keeps the viewers bound to their seats. The Witch (2016) This is the last film in our list and the one that makes your blood run cold. Unnerving and jaw-dropping, 'The Witch' leaves the audience gripped in fear as they slowly process the dread that follows majorly in the second half. Set in the 1630s, the period piece runs slow and once it takes its full form, it scares you to death. 'The Witch' by all means may be thoroughly dark, as it revolves around the lives of a farmer's family and the lost baby. Director Robert Eggers promises to leave you with a pounding heart and a very sinister image especially that of the last scene in the film.
  13. Italy is probably the dream country for so many people, and the pizza and the wine are not the only excuses one might find. With clean air, serene beaches, beautiful people and a scenic view meant for your Instagram feed, life in Italy sure looks like a dream. View this post on Instagram . ð¼ Venice / August 2018 ð· Nikon D5600 / Nikon 18-140mm . #italy #venice #venise #canal #building #architecture #night #light #tour #water #travel #travelling #city #citylife #boat #roadtrip #town #sunset #europe #italia #bridge #rialto #sky #summer #landscape #photography #photooftheday #photographer #landscapephotography #history . A post shared by Lebegue Quentin (@q.lebegue.photography) on Jan 31, 2019 at 3:11am PST View this post on Instagram #italia #italy #firenze #florence #travel #travelphotography #иÑÐ°Ð»Ð¸Ñ #ÑлоÑенÑÐ¸Ñ #пÑÑеÑеÑÑвие A post shared by Marina Vorobyeva (@marinavorobyeva) on Jan 31, 2019 at 3:11am PST In the recent years, we have often read and heard about tiny Italian towns desperately calling out for company and offering money to people who're willing to relocate in those tiny, pretty villages. Now Locana, a tiny beautiful ghost town in Italy near the Turin region, has yet again offered the same. The government there is offering around 9000 Euros to anyone willing to relocate. That's approximately Rs. 73 lakh but then there's a catch there as well. The amount will be paid in a period of over 3 years, and the prerequisite for this is that you must be married with a kid (they want to populate the place with families). “Our population has shrunk from 7,000 residents in the early 1900s to barely 1,500 as people left looking for a job at Turin's big factories,” Locana's mayor Giovanni Bruno Mattiet told a newspaper. View this post on Instagram ð Get also inspired by: @morocco.vacations & @europe.vacations ð· Picture by: @ireneccloset ââââââââââââââââââââ ðLocation: #Burano #Veneto #Italy ð Chosen by: @the_romanian_traveler ââââââââââââââââââââ #⣠Tag your pictures with: #italy_vacations A post shared by Italy Vacations by HapTag® (@italy.vacations) on Jan 27, 2019 at 10:23am PST The people basically want you to relocate and run a business and make the place a living heaven all over again. Initially the offer was open just for the residents of Italy but the poor response has made them believe that people from other countries are also welcome to apply, if the applied conditions are fulfilled. Would you take up an offer like this? As dreamy as it may sound, in terms of practicality, I think it's logistically kind of impossible for us to move there permanently.
  14. With 2018 being the year of grand Bollywood weddings, we wonder what the year 2019 has in store for our celebs, especially for some of the most noted couples on the horizon. Be it Ranbir-Alia, Malaika-Arjun or for that matter, our very beloved Sallu Bhaijaan, tabloids and fans alike are on alert for any news about possible wedding bells. View this post on Instagram Love Birds ð@salmankhanplanet #iuliavantur #iulia #vantur #luliavantur #lulia #salmankhan #salman #beingsalmankhan #salmaniulia A post shared by Iulia Vantur Fan Page (@iulia.vantur) on Mar 11, 2017 at 6:44am PST While rumour mills are always abuzz with Bhai's wedding plans, it seems the world simply can't rest without unravelling the mystery that is “Salman Khan's wedding”. And when it does, we are more than sure it'll be national news, and if Bhai's powers are to be believed we might even get blessed with a national holiday the following day, for celebratory purposes! (Oh, how we wish!) Wayward hopes apart, let us tell you something about Salman Khan's wedding plans that have come from the man himself. Recently, Salman was part of the latest episode of 'The Kapil Sharma Show', and following popular demands, Kapil ended up posing the same query to Bhai in the guise of enquiring about his upcoming film 'Bharat'. Salman took the question to heart and decided to answer it for all to hear. View this post on Instagram Picture Perfect ðððâ¤#thekapilsharmashow #Salmankhan #sohailkhan #arbaazkhan #kapilsharma #salimkhan Sir - - - - @beingsalmankhan ððð- - ð[ Follow for more ~ @SalmanKhanMyWorld ] ð- â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­â­ ♣ ⧠♣ [ @BeingSalmanKhan â¤â¤â¤] { #KingOfHearts ððð} â â¡ â â â ♣ ⧠â â â¤â¤â¤#salmankhan ð#Salmankhanvideos #deepikapadukone ð· #iloveyou ð#aliabhatt ðº#beingshreya_ ð#beinghuman ðð#salmankhangoldenheart ð#TigerZindaHai ð¯#salmankhansmile ð#ilovesalmankhan ð»ð¼#Katrinakaif #Priyankachopra #beingsalmankhan ð¸ð#ViratKohli ð#anushkasharma ð¼ð»#bollywood #Gainfollowers #Gainlikes #selenagomez ð#Bharat #BiggBoss12 #salmankhanmyworld â¤â¤â¤ A post shared by Salman Khan (@salmankhanmyworld) on Jan 6, 2019 at 10:12pm PST In response to Kapil's question, Salman said that his character in the film doesn't get married until he is 72, adding that he is trying to follow the same footsteps in real life as well. Well, now that's one hell of a revelation, and something we weren't expecting. View this post on Instagram #Bharat on #TheKapilSharmaShow @beingsalmankhan @bharat_thefilm A post shared by Atul Agnihotri (@atulreellife) on Jan 5, 2019 at 10:47am PST We wonder what his rumoured girlfriend Iulia Vantur would have to say to that. This doesn't sound like good news to his fans either, does it? However, while Salman may be shying away from tying the knot anytime soon, he did have his fair share of affairs to make up for it. But did you know that Salman follows a personal "no kissing policy" wherein he stays away from kissing his co-stars on-screen? Well, when this was brought up, Arbaaz pointed out that he can follow such a policy so easily since he has kissed most of them off-screen. Ahem, that's some scoop, eh?
  15. The word 'lazy' can usually never be taken as a compliment. But in this particular case, we are going to help you own this term. How do you ask? You know all the times you have skipped breakfast because you woke up late and are running late for work? But you keep thinking it wouldn't be the case if only cooking was quick and easy? Well, these simple recipes we've got here for you will prove to be a 'Godsend'. Actually, 'Chef-Vikas-Khanna-send'. We loved his quick and easy-to-do recipes in Quaker's Kitchen, Khanna and Konversations series. These fuss-free favourites, from basic overnight oats to yummy pizza paranthas, have been inspired from the recipes whipped up by Chef Vikas. 1. Cherry Vanilla Overnight Oats Healthy Idea Space Add half a cup of oats to your container of choice and pour in a quarter cup of low-fat milk. Alternate between layers of pitted cherries and layers of low-fat yoghurt. Add a layer of pitted cherries. Top off with cinnamon and flax seeds. Place it in the fridge and enjoy in the morning or a few hours later! 2. Oats Dosa Recipes From Pins Heat your pan and add one dry red chilli and a half teaspoon of brown mustard seeds. When it crackles, add sliced onions, curry leaves, and green chillies. Cook this on low heat till the onions turn soft. Add salt as per taste, red chilli powder, sambar powder, and potatoes. Stir-fry for two to three minutes and keep aside. Mix a cup of oats powder, a quarter of urad dal powder and salt with water in a vessel to get thin pouring batter. Keep this aside till it becomes slightly thick. Heat a non-stick pan and pour a ladle of batter on low flame spreading it from inside to get a round shape. When the edges turn brown, put some filling in the centre and fold over. Remove and enjoy your dosa with chutney. 3. Spanish Omelette My Fitness Pal Beat 4 egg white, a cup of oats, salt, pepper & two tablespoons of milk in a bowl. On low flame, pour half of the egg mixture and roll to cover the bottom of a non-stick pan. Sprinkle finely sliced capsicum, onion, tomato & mushrooms on top and press gently. Cover the pan and cook for two minutes on low heat till the vegetables get steamed. Turn the side and cook till the omelette is lightly golden. Make the other omelette with the remaining egg mixture. If you're an Insta-food blogger, plate the vegetable side up or cut into wedges, and put it hot with toasted bread. 4. Oats Masala Pancakes My Fitness Pal Grind a cup of oats in a mixer. Mix three tablespoons of gram flour, one and a half cup of water and a few dry fenugreek leaves in a bowl. Add finely chopped onions, tomatoes and deseeded green chillies in the batter and mix. Beat well, adding enough water to make a batter of pouring consistency. Heat a non-stick pan, grease lightly and pour one small ladle of batter. Spread lightly. Turn after two minutes, when the edges get slightly brown. Cook the other side. Eat hot with mint chutney. 5. Oats Pizza Parantha Kitchen Decor Mix half a cup of roasted and powdered oats with a cup of whole wheat flour. Knead in warm water and keep aside. Grease a non-stick pan with a drop of oil & add two tablespoons of tomato puree and readymade pizza sauce. Add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, and capsicum and sauté till tender and dry. Add salt, oregano & oats. Cool and mix some grated cheese. Divide dough into small balls. Place filling inside and roll into chapattis. Grease a non-stick pan and cook till both the sides are brown and crisp. Sprinkle some oregano and you're ready! 6. Coffee Smoothie Diethood Pour a cup of strong brewed coffee into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight. Combine a banana, a quarter cup of oats, a tablespoon of cocoa, flaxseeds and a pinch of cinnamon powder in a blender. Add a cup of milk and a teaspoon of honey to the mixture with the coffee ice cubes and blend until smooth. Taste for sweetness and adjust accordingly. And it's ready to be served! If you think these Chef Vikas inspired recipes will come in handy, then you should check out Quaker's 'Kitchen, Khanna and Konversations' on Hotstar. The show is a perfect concoction of fun conversations and Quaker oats recipes that you will swear by! For those living under a rock, the show had Michelin starred Chef Vikas Khanna cooking up an oats storm with Bollywood actor Nushrat Bharucha, Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal, and social media influencers Kusha Kapila and Dolly Singh in season 1! In 'Kitchen, Khanna and Konversations' season 2, Chef Khanna will demonstrate all-new recipes with Quaker Oats, especially for those who are hard pressed for time, given their fast-paced lives or laziness (however you want to call it). Watch him jamming with talented young Bollywood stars Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar and Tamil actress Raiza Wilson this season!
  16. Have you as a kid or, scratch that, even as an adult wondered if you could be in top shape like the athletes out there? Ok let's be honest, we all have, and some of us dream about it even now. When it comes to the NBA, the players, apart from being immensely talented, maintain a level of fitness which is almost second to none. After all the speed, agility and endurance on the court does not come out of thin air. Years of commitment, hard work and practice are needed. What we see is the final result, what we often ignore is the effort put in behind achieving that result. So having seen how fit NBA players are, we as fans of players and basketball in general have certainly asked ourselves this question - can we be fit as them? Well, I have got news for you guys, yes we can! No, this is no joke or a pep talk to make you feel better. It is possible. NBA players don't stay in shape by some divine intervention. In fact, they do so by following a set of exercises. Now of course workout regimes, gym sessions and methods vary from player to player so there is no fixed set to follow. Nonetheless, here are some common ones you can include in your routine if you want to maintain that level of fitness. Let's take a look: 1. Split Stance Sprinters One literally has to stand in a split stance and then sprint a certain distance. The key is to keep the body alert so that the adjustment can be easily made. This improves sprinting speeds as well as the ability to jump higher. Core strength is the key for any athlete and your speed is always a major factor. 2. Jump Rope As the name suggests, just jump over the rope and keep it in motion so that the jumps are timed in sequence. This is the perfect workout to get the blood flowing in the knees. It can be done almost anywhere in the gym. The footwork of a player improves and also the knee muscles are enhanced. However, when jumping rope, one must ensure that it is not on a hard surface like cement as that can do damage to the knees over time. 3. Weightlifting Going to the gym at least three days a week is a must. Ensure that weight lifting sessions are distributed equally between light and heavy to avoid the risk of too much load. This builds body strength, particularly in the arms. 4. Power Lunge Rope Slams Slam a rope constantly on the surface of the floor and keep on doing it until a rhythm is maintained. This has to be done at a fast pace and requires both physical and mental endurance. The exercise is good for both upper and lower body strength. 5. Flexibility Exercises One can improve the flexibility of one's body by performing stretching exercises. This helps during more intense workouts to build muscle and burn a lot of fat which is a key factor to stay in shape. 6. Ball Handle Lunges Engage your core, standing hip width apart with shoulders relaxed. Holding a medicine ball a few inches in front of the chest, step forward into a lunge with the right leg. This does wonders for body strength. 7. Dumbbell Press This one is using two dumbbells to perform a hand exercise while lying on one's back. It's not an easy task as both dumbbells need to be balanced as does the body. This is good for the biceps, shoulders and also upper body endurance.
  17. Horror movies are supposed to scare the sh*t out of you, but Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao are coming out with a scary movie that will leave you rolling on the floor laughing. The movie is 'Stree' and thanks to the recently released trailer, we've already seen a glimpse of how brilliant it is going to be. Maddock Films If Shraddha Kapoor and Rajkummar Rao didn't entice us enough to go and watch this horror-comedy, Kriti Sanon with her on-screen skeleton boyfriend and Badshah have further intrigued us all with their 'Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe' invite. Maddock Films If 'Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe' doesn't ring a bell to you, trust me you don't deserve to be on social media and might as well start using owls for communication. YouTube It was one of the most viral memes for most part of 2017 and early 2018, and the makers tried to cash in on the same meme by creating a whole song on it with a twist of spooky romance between Kriti and a skeleton. Maddock Films It's a peppy dance number by Nikhita Gandhi, Badshah and Sachin-Jigar, and begins with Kriti as a corpse who suddenly becomes all glamorous after swiping right and matching with a skeleton on a dating app. Maddock Films She invites him to the haveli for a romantic date and soon Rajkummar and Badshah join in too. Honestly, this song is fine but Amrish Puri's 'Aao Kabhi Haveli Pe' invite was and will forever be the most iconic thing ever. 'Stree' is a movie about a witch who preys on male villagers at the same time every year during a particular time. The movie is expected to release on August 31.
  18. Today, we have a lot of choice in terms of sports to watch on TV. But, go back a decade or two and the choices were pretty limited. Of course, there was cricket and hockey. But, if you were interested in any other sport, the chances of finding Live programming on TV were slim. But, there were some other sports that were on the fringe, threatening to steal eyeballs every now and then. The NBA basketball games were among the prominent ones. The audiences for such sports were of two types, hardcore fans of the sport and hardcore fans of the personalities who played the sport. We're going to be focusing on the latter here. © Getty Images Even though you'd have to be up really early in the morning to catch an NBA game live, there are many who do it. They may say it's because their favourite teams are playing but, the truth is, the only reason anyone wakes up at 5 am, is to watch their favourite player. Watching their superstars tear through oppositions is well worth the effort. And just like that, these players become something much more than stars. They become household names. Names that we can't forget. Even if you've never watched these players play a single minute of basketball you'll recognize their faces and certainly recognize their names instantly. That's the kind of status they managed to achieve in India. So, without further ado, here's a look at some of the iconic NBA stars anyone will recognize no matter how young or old they are: 1. Michael Jordan Is there any other player we could start a list of iconic NBA stars with? The man has done it all. He is the first ever sports personality to become a billionaire. Makes sense that any and everybody would recognise his name. © Getty Images If not for his time on the court (and his forgettable time in baseball) people would certainly recognise him as the man behind “Air Jordans.” “His Airness,” is one of the best basketball players of all time and we can say with reasonable certainty, that there's not a single person on the planet who hasn't heard of him. 2. Yao Ming At 7'6” Yao Ming would stand out in just about any crowd. But, while this star's height made him a formidable force in the NBA, it's not the reason for his immense popularity. Tall guy in the NBA, not a game changer is it? Nah. © Getty Images Memes, on the other hand, is a universal language that every 20-something understands. So, when your face becomes a meme, you're certainly going to become one of the most recognised faces in the world. The meme originated from a 2009 press conference. We don't know whether Yao approved of his becoming a meme or not, but what we do know, is that now no one would fail to recognise him on the street. 3. LeBron James One of the most bankable stars in basketball today, LeBron is the perfect example of what Michael Jordan would have been, if he played in the modern day. From sneaker sponsorships to epic dunks, the man does it all. © Getty Images While some may say that LeBron is more infamous than famous, our point of contention here is, he's a major crowd puller for the NBA today, whatever be the reason. If 3 NBA titles, 2 Olympic Golds, 4 NBA Season MVP's and over 31,000 weren't enough, LeBron just moved to one of the most popular NBA teams ever, the LA Lakers. We bet everyone will recognise him now. 4. Kobe Bryant Since we're on the topic of the Lakers, let's move on to one of the biggest stars to ever play for them, Kobe Bryant. 5 NBA championships, 2 Olympic Golds and over 33,000 points at an average of 25 ppg (points per game) made Kobe a menace for his opponents. © Getty Images But, it's the amount of time he spent in front of the camera that made him one of the most recognisable basketball players in the world. Throw in a fiery rivalry with his teammate Shaq and you already know that Kobe was destined for great things. Many consider him to be the Jordan of his time. Yeah, there are a lot of comparisons to Jordan in the NBA. Deal with it. 5. Dennis Rodman When we talk of NBA stars who were in the news for all the wrong reasons, we can't help but mention Dennis Rodman. While some might consider Rodman to be nothing but a poor reflection of what a professional athlete must be, we can't deny the fact that he's won 5 NBA championships. He was such a popular player for the Pistons that they even retired his number in 2011. © Getty Images While he certainly was one of the most eccentric players to ever play basketball, we'd like to believe that he is remembered for his skills on the court rather than his antics off it. Either way, Rodman is not a name we will easily forget. 6. Shaquille O'Neal Big Shaq, one of the few NBA stars who managed to get into Hollywood. Whether Hollywood helped him increase his popularity or not, will never be known, but no one can deny the effect his incredible run, as a Center for the LA Lakers, had on his popularity. © Getty Images With a towering 7'1” presence, Shaq would be just as hard to miss in a crowd as Yao Ming. He even has NBA championship rings to show off. But besides all of this, Shaq's claim to fame for the average Indian citizen would be the time, when was a part of Wrestlemania. Not many could stand toe-to-toe with the Big Show. Big Shaq could. That adds to his iconic status in India for sure.
  19. You might be wearing the most stylish clothes, keeping a well-groomed beard, have your hair done right and even harbour a chiseled body - but often times, the most underrated element of a man's ensemble is the fragrance he is wearing. A good perfume can, more times than not, make all the difference in creating a lastin impression. So on that note (pun intended!), here are seven of the best perfumes for men in India which will add that much-needed edge to your aura. You need to check out these 7 best perfumes for men that'll make you a massive hit among the ladies 1. Calvin Klein One Gold, 100 ml © Amazon Calvin Klein is one of the most premium brands in the market, and their One Gold fragrance is, without a doubt, one of the best perfumes for men in India. Featuring a singularly captivating scent that makes for a fresh and woody fragrance, this perfume harbours a top note of fig that creates instant fascination, a heart note of neroli, and a base note of vetiver that lasts long. And the icing on the cake? The fact that you're getting such a kickass cologne from a high-end brand for just Rs 2,603! MRP: Rs 2,603 Buy here 2. United Colors of Benetton United Dreams Aim High Perfume, 100 ml © Amazon A premium and everlasting fragrance that also happens to be incredibly affordable, this Aim High variant from United Colors of Benetton features a top note of citrus, grapefruit and lemon, a heart note of mint, nutmeg and sage, and background notes of amber, wood and moss. Just one spritz of this cologne will be enough to create a lasting (and sexy) impression on your date. MRP: Rs 1,399 Buy here 3. Guess Man by Guess, 2.5 ounces © Amazon First of all, just look at that bottle! It's good enough to want to purchase this perfume asap, isn't it? But it's not just the bottle that makes this cologne from Guess Man such a hit - it's only the musky fragrance and the incredibly affordable price you're getting it for. MRP: Rs 2,061 Buy here 4. Versace Man Eau Fraiche EDT, 100 ml © Amazon Featuring notes of carambola, rose wood, white lemon, sycamore wood and cedar leaves, this vibrant and captivating fragrance will make you exude a refreshing and intense aura - one that will make you more desirable than ever before. Wear this fragrance the next time you have a date, and you'll pretty much secure a second date as well. MRP: Rs 3,689 Buy here 5. Hugo Boss Red EDT Spray for Men, 4.2 ounces © Amazon Yet another perfume from a premium brand, this Red fragrance from Hugo Boss is the perfect companion for you when you've got a party, dinner-date or social event to get to. Featuring a top note of grapefruit, a heart note of rhubarb and a base note of cedar wood, it's the finishing touch your ensemble has always needed. MRP: Rs 3,079 Buy here 6. Ferrari Natural Spray, 125 ml © Amazon Featuring a rustic woody and mossy fragrance that is very sharp and masculine, this perfume is also incredibly affordable as its priced at a mere Rs 1,799. As you're getting a premium brand at an economical rate, there's no reason why you shouldn't be owning this bad boy. MRP: Rs 1,799 Buy here 7. Burberry Eau De Toilette, 100 ml © Amazon You don't need us to let you know that Burberry is one of the most premium and sought after brands out there. As such, their Mr. Burberry perfume, that has an antiperspirant and long lasting fragrance, will definitely make you a hit among the ladies. MRP: Rs 4,200 Buy here
  20. It is a Sunday evening and you're either preparing for a long drive or a party at a friend's place, or you're chilling at home or maybe you already have some friends over. Whatever the situation may be, the mood demands for a killer playlist that ensures you have a night that you won't forget, and this list caters to that 'sasti masti' or what we may call, 'cheap thrills' feels and will get you dancing while you scroll down: 1. Husn Hai Suhana- If you don't like this song, then maybe this list isn't for you in the first place. Govinda made 'Na Goriya' cooler way before than Hardy Sandhu came up with his 'Na Goriye'! 2. Kar Gayi Chull- Expect Badshah and his foot tapping numbers to be on this list. For additional dance moves, I am sharing the original and the revamped version as well. 3. Get Up Jawanii- Honey Singh and Badshah croon for a Rani. Nostalgia alert for beating that booty along with Kashmira Shah's moves. 4. Oh Ho Ho- Give me an instance of even a single Punjabi wedding where this song was not played, and I will start believing that the sky is not blue. 5. Lataka – Please don't ask for the meaning of this song, but if you tell me you don't like this bombastic number, then as Urmila sings 'tumko tada' ( I don't even know what this even means...but sounds lit!) 6. Chunari Chunari- The 90s were mostly about Bollywood's obsession with 'dupatta' numbers right? 7. Oh Laal Dupaate Wali- Seee, another 'dupatta' number. I can do a whole list of songs dedicated just to this particular floating object of desire. 8. Saat Samundar Paar- Love the tempo and how it catches up with your dancing pace. 9. Kisi Disco Mein Jaaye- 'Chalo Ishq Ladaye' while we just dance along? 10. Dil Tote Hogaya – Hans Raj Hans weaves his magic like no one's business and you end up dancing like it's definitely your own business. Hope your Sunday is as colourful as this list!
  21. A hashtag by the name of #strugglesofamillenial' was recently trending on Twitter, and while our parents keep telling us that we have it easier than they did, we secretly know that the truth is far beyond this statement. Here's a round up of our favourite struggles which made us shout 'that's me'! Being the most educated generation throughout history. #StrugglesOfAMillennial — Brian J Farnsworth (@BrianJF_Dubs) July 11, 2018 Having to listen to non-millennials sit and complain about how lazy millennials are while you are doing both your work AND theirs.#StrugglesOfAMillennial — Scrittore (@Scrittore18) July 10, 2018 This is too real and every parent should read this please #StrugglesOfAMillennial being described as “entitled“ by generations who enjoyed affordable housing, High interest rates, good/attainable jobs with benefits which required little education, clean air and good music. — danny kean (@dannykeanmusic) July 10, 2018 How about never being able to buy a fuckin' house?#StrugglesOfAMillennial — Dirtbox Murphy (@NeilMurphy327) July 10, 2018 #StrugglesOfAMillennial being called lazy by the generation that raised me. — Just Heather (@dishs_up) July 10, 2018 Yeah, what does this even mean? Constantly being categorized as a child when really you're 30, married, have a career and a home ð¤·ð»‍âï¸ #StrugglesOfAMillennial — Ericka (@ericka_HD) July 10, 2018 Okay, guilty of doing this! Waiting to eat their food before they artistically photograph it. #StrugglesOfAMillennial pic.twitter.com/QS7je52tSN — Lil Ranna Anna (@RannaRoyalAnna) July 10, 2018 #StrugglesOfAMillennial I forgot to put an emoji at the end of my message and I think now they hate me. — Mia Cortesse (@Miacortesse) July 10, 2018 Tired of being tagged as a 'millenial'? Well, endure it for a little longer my friend, since this prejudice is not going anywhere.
  22. It's hard enough for us to get our hands on a premium quality razor or shaving gel, but this task becomes even more challenging when we have to look for other premium grooming products like a nourishing moisturiser or a soothing face-wash. Well, this is where grooming kits (especially ones that don't cost a fortune!) end up being a godsend. Not only do they take care of your entire grooming regime, but they also end up being a lot more cost-effective. So on that note, here are five premium grooming boxes, tailor-made for the average Indian man, that will not only make you look incredibly sexy, but will do so without burning a hole in your pocket. 1. The MensXP Man Box © MensXP Featuring a gamut of premium grooming essentials including, but not limited to, Spruce Shave Club's 5X Razor, The Man Company's Tea Tree and Mint Shaving Gel, Raw Nature's Volcanic Green Clay Face Wash and Ustraa's Strong Hold Hair Gel, the MensXP Man Box gives your grooming artillery a much-needed boost and at just Rs 1099, is a deal you simply cannot miss out on! MRP: Rs 1099 Buy it here 2. The Man Company's Charcoal Grooming Kit © Man Company As a curator of grooming products, The Man Company needs no introduction. As such, their Charcoal Grooming Kit features premium products that are certain to upgrade your grooming arsenal to the next level. Featuring a Charcoal face wash, face scrub, cleansing gel, body wash, shampoo and soap bar, you don't want to miss out on this amazing collection of premium products. MRP: Rs 2,899 Buy it here 3. Saint Beard's All Essential Grooming Kit © Saint Beard If you were looking for a grooming box that was specifically created to take of your beard, then look no further. Featuring a variety of beard growth oils made from natural ingredients, a beard wash, beard and moustache wax and a beard comb, Saint Beard's All Essential Grooming Kit is every man's best friend. MRP: Rs 2,999 buy it hetre 4. Park Avenue's Luxury Grooming Collection © Park Avenue When people say that “big things come in small packages”, they were are probably talking about this kick-ass grooming kit from Park Avenue. Featuring Park Avenue's shaving cream, after-shave lotion, shaving brush, an apache razor and even an signature Park Avenue Deo, this grooming kit will be giving you a lot of bang for your buck! MRP: Rs 540 Buy It Here 5. AXE Men's Grooming Kit © AXE Signature Taking you back to basics, this grooming kit from AXE is an incredibly economical alternative that you could opt for. Featuring a shaving cream, an after shave lotion and signature deodorants from its collection, this affordable grooming kit is an absolute steal at a mere Rs 514. MRP: 514 Buy it here