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  1. Entertainment, Entertainment, and Entertainment - these are the three qualities that are needed to attract a viewer to come to the theatres. So far, 2019 has been pretty fruitful for Bollywood. We have had films like 'Gully Boy', 'Uri: The Surgical Strike', 'Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi', 'Kesari', and 'Luka Chuppi' which were intensely appreciated by the audience. Interestingly, the masses have gotten a flavour blend of both intense and light-hearted movies. May was a blend of romantic and political movies. This month, we've had PM Narendra Modi's biopic, which was released post the elections to much fanfare. We also got to see stories that throw light on incidents that are not known to us in detail, like Arjun Kapoor's 'India's Most Wanted', which is inspired by the true events of the capture of terrorist Yaseen Bhatkal. After such an intense end to May, it's time to start the next month with a bang, as viewers are waiting with bated breath to see Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif's 'Bharat'. June 2019 doesn't have a big line up, but we can assure you that the movies in the pipeline have something interesting to offer if you are a movie enthusiast. Let's look at the movies which should be on your must-watch list: 1. Bharat Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif are back and viewers are in awe of their chemistry ever since they were first seen together in 'Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya'. 'Bharat' is an upcoming drama film which is about a journey of a man and the nation together. Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif, Disha Patani, Tabu and Jackie Shroff will be seen sharing the screen in this film. For a Salman Khan fan, the movie is bound to be a visual delight as it will show the actor in different avatars. We are not really sure about the content but we can blindly make a bet that it will fare well at the box office. Are you all set for a roller-coaster ride on June 5th? 2. Kabir Singh Shahid Kapoor is back in the game and how! Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani starrer, 'Kabir Singh', is a remake of the Telugu film 'Arjun Reddy'. The trailer has already generated a lot of anticipation for the film and the viewers have appreciated Shahid for his intense acting. We are sure that comparisons will be drawn but it will be worth the watch. 3. Article 15 © Ayushmann Khurrana/Twitter A movie featuring Ayushmann Khurrana can't be taken for granted as the actor never goes wrong in taking up his scripts. It will be interesting to see what the actor has to offer this time. 'Article 15' is scheduled to release on 28 June, this year and the icing on the cake is Anubhav Sinha taking the director's seat. Ayushmann will be seen essaying the role of a police officer for the first time in this film. A stellar cast that includes Isha Talwar, Manoj Pahwa, Sayani Gupta, Kumud Mishra, M Naser, Ashish Verma, Sushil Pandey, Subrajyoti Bharat, and Zeeshan Ayub will also add to the film. Which film are you vouching for? Let us know in the comments below!
  2. As a frequent flier who took close to 100 flights a year for the last many years, the quality of service with Jet Airways and its erstwhile competitor Kingfisher Airlines was a privilege taken for granted. However, with both these privileges going bust, it is only a matter of time before the hungry budget carriers devise new ways to grab an extra share of their reluctant passenger's wallets. The following is a list of perks which you might have to cough up money for on a flight in the near future: 1. Pay To Not Go Standing Imagine boarding a flight and realising you are on the fast local from Virar to Churchgate. A vehicle where every millimetre has a human along with his laptop cramped in. You should not fret at this thought as money can come to your rescue; for a mere Rs. 600 you can get a seat. And another Rs. 600, you can get a seat of your choice! 2. Pay To Not Get Beaten Up By The Crew In my opinion, this is one avenue for which anyone should be ready to dole out a fee. For a flat fee of Rs. 600, you can be rest assured no crew member will punch, kick or spit on you during the entire flight. Don't pay the sum and there is a probability of a broken jaw, neck or a random bone at the end of the flight! The only consolation is that your broken part of the body might go viral on the twitter handle of the carrier for excellent customer service! 3. Pay To Access The Toilet And Not Bring Your Own 'Lota' This is the avenue where the airlines will eventually mint millions; providing access to the washroom. Given this right is fundamental to human existence, the monetisation of this access is fairly nuanced. Pay Rs. 500 and get 5-minute access to the washroom. However, at this base membership fee, there won't be water in the washroom. You will have to carry your own 'lota' (water container) through the passage as your fellow passengers will be fully aware of your tummy condition. However, for another Rs. 500, there will be a supply of water in the washroom. On festive days, there might be soap too! And if your airline is extremely generous, no crew member will bang on the door screaming out, 'jaldi karo'! 4. Pay To Be Greeted By A Smiling Air-Hostess Who wouldn't want to be greeted with a sophisticated 'how are you sir' by a petite airline beauty when you enter the plane? Going forward, there is a possibility this too might come at a price! For complimentary entry, you will be greeted by a brusque, 'kaisa hain kutte ke bachche' (no translation needed) whereas Rs 500 dole out will ensure a polite greeting without any stinging abuses! 5. Pay To Not Eat The Most Rotten Food On Air It is believed that the well-cooked meals served on budget carriers are usually leftovers from Delhi weddings which even the stray dogs refused to feast on. I am quite sure this is not true. For a base membership of Rs. 300, the food served will end up only in loose motions that last a day. For a premium membership of Rs. 1000, you will be served bread and cheese that will not damage any body organ of yours! 6. Pay To Get Your Luggage With Minimal Damage Spiritual and religious books have always maintained that man came with nothing and will end up going with nothing. Airlines have taken this one step further; without any additional charge, you can be rest assured that most valuable items of yours can go missing on a flight. However for a fee of Rs. 850, you can be reasonably guaranteed that your ill-fitting inner wear might reach you intact. 7. Pay To Have The Ability To Raise A Complaint Airlines get very cagey when they realise you want to complain against them for poor service or lost baggage. It is easier to get your father in law to write off his entire wealth to you rather than get an airline crew member to give you access to a complaint form. However, given that amazing customer experience is the new talk of the town, airlines are modernising this part of superior customer experience. You can actually complain against an airline for poor service for a meagre amount of Rs. 7,500. True value for money, isn't it? 8. Pay To Not Sit Next To A Pesky Passenger We have all been in flights with lovely co-passengers; the perverted uncle, the bawling baby, the auntie hell-bent on getting you married to her relative, the grumpy executive bellowing and burping all through the flight. Going forward, airlines might give you the option to choose your neighbours. For a neat amount of Rs. 4000, you can choose to sit next to a person of your choice in case they don't have an issue with you. Sounds like Tinder 35,000 feet above sea level, doesn't it? 9. Pay To Make Your Neighbours Smell Your Aromatic Socks An old adage goes, 'a man is measured by the stinkiness of his unwashed socks'. Who wouldn't want to flaunt his hard earned, well maintained stinky socks to his co-passengers? Like most lunches, such an act of manhood doesn't come for free. A simple payment of Rs. 1300 can ensure the entire crew is actively smelling your stinky socks and garnishing you with lavish praise! 10. Pay Not To Listen To Bhojpuri Mega-Chart Busters On A 6 Am Flight! Airlines make a constant endeavour to keep their passengers relaxed during flight transits. While some of them switch off the lights and advice their air hostesses to not giggle loudly, others try to achieve the same objective by playing the latest Bhojpuri chartbusters early morning. After all, even coffee cannot beat the night blues compared to the pelvic-thrusting, hip-gyrating beats of the latest chartbuster 'Lalaiya chusa raja ji'. For the not so musically refined, a simple one-time payment of Rs. 850 can turn off the melodious harmony! In conclusion, while some of you might land up in depression at the thought of the above state of affairs, it is only a matter of time before you get used to it. As an eternal optimist, I am grateful that they are not making me hold on the wheel while they are 35,000 feet above the sea level! You should be too!
  3. Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again secured the nation's throne with a thumping victory, as BJP single-handedly won more than 300 seats in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019. World leaders like US President Donald Trump conveyed his wishes over the phone and tweeted, “India is lucky to have him”. While some people are ecstatic about Modi's victory and are celebrating it the right way, some of his supporters are demanding that tech companies to immediately make the 'Lotus' emoji. Wow! © Reuters Yes, BJP supporters have decided to raise their voice on social media and are asking big names like Google, Apple, WhatsApp, and even Twitter to release a 'Lotus' emoji, which they can use to celebrate the party's historic victory and show their support. Dear @Apple & @WhatsApp We Indians want to see “lotus” symbol in emojis please - as soon as possible - its symbol of purity and today @BJP4India with its lotus symbol has purified #India from dynastic rule of @INCIndia (Like & RT to support please ðð») #ModiPhirSe — The Ordinary Indian (@i_m_tomorrow) May 23, 2019 This isn't the only tweet asking for a Lotus emoji, There are a ton of other users who are going crazy across different platforms demanding a 'Lotus' emoji. While we agree that there's no 'Lotus' emoji on Android or iOS at the moment, and we understand the enthusiasm, it's worth pointing out that it's not that easy to make and release an emoji. There's a huge procedure that needs to be followed for getting an emoji released for public use. It has to go through the Unicode Consortium, which approves reviews and approves only about 50-100 new emojis every year. Well, let's just wait and see if these companies can make it happen and how.
  4. Activision released the first Modern Warfare title in 2007 titled 'Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare' and it's one of the best COD titles of all time. Well, it was remastered with better graphics and was released as 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered. In the meantime, we also got 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' and 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3'. Now, the fourth instalment in the Modern Warfare series is going to be out this year, and it looks like it'll be called, wait for it, 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'. Yes, we will never understand video games and their weird naming schemes. The news about this year's new 'Call of Duty' title was leaked by a YouTube creator named “LongSensation”. Activision has apparently been showing the game to the press and a select few 'influencers', so we don't see why this couldn't be true. If it wasn't obvious enough, the new 'Call of Duty' will be a 'soft reboot' of the first one. It'll most likely have a gripping single-player campaign with 'realistic emotional moments' inspired by the controversial 'No Russian' campaign from Modern Warfare 2. More than the game's arrival or its story, hard-core 'Call of Duty' fans are not particularly happy with the name. It's not what they expected and they're taking it all out on social media: “It's absurd” I can confirm this is true, and that it's hilarious. The first one was "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare" so obviously the fourth one is "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare." Video games are absurd https://t.co/Ghb1m2srC4 — Jason Schreier (@jasonschreier) May 24, 2019 Buying the wrong game is certainly not an option. It's funny. Not so many options tho. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. But then they already have a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remaster. So will the next one be older? ð¤ Some people will get buy the wrong game... — Matt Wagner ð¦ (@Kenturrac) May 24, 2019 Oops! Sorry, grandma. Grandma is gonna be so confused at Christmas getting the game for Timmy now. — Young Pepsi (@IsaacP_03) May 24, 2019 It's not just COD. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Modern Warfare 2 CALL OF DUTY: Modern Warfare 3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (cod4 remake) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Reboot) Why do so many movie and video game franchises have such inconsistent naming conventions???𤢠— Jamie Faith (@JamieF4178) May 24, 2019 LOL. New Call of Duty: I'll call myself Modern Warfare!! Call of Duty 4: pic.twitter.com/SBMLB4mU2P — John F. Kennedy (@The35thPres) May 24, 2019 Cancel COD? Can the COD franchise just be cancelled already https://t.co/iIr0xfr5Ac — Corey (@c_winez) May 24, 2019 These aren't the only ones. Twitter is flooded with a ton of angry comments on the game's name and Activision's decision to reboot the series. You know what? Maybe let's just stick to 'Call of Duty Mobile' for now.
  5. Well, even with thousands of streaming websites these days, some of them manage to stand apart with just one show that the entire world is watching. I feel like so many people took Hotstar memberships especially for 'Game of Thrones' and well, that will cause some jealousy among other websites. But, this time, that jealousy just turned into a fun banter, giving us a rare and hilarious exchange between Hotstar and Netflix India. It all started with Netflix India's tweet about the checklist of a true relationship. We hang out every weekend. We eat all our meals together. Your parents know about us. Hate to break it to you, but we may be in a serious relationship. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 23, 2019 Almost everyone is in a relationship with Netflix then, oops. Probably the longest and most stable relationship as well. While we're on the topic, someone decided to confess their infidelity. We need to talk. I have been cheating on you with @HotstarPremium ð — à¤®à¤°à¤¾à¤ à¥ à¤®à¤¾à¤£à¥à¤¸ (@marathimanu) May 23, 2019 Oh no, things are heating up. Hotstar came in to rub it in even more. Sorry, not sorry. :) — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 Then comes Netflix with a rebuttal, sounding very subtly sexual. We don't mind you experimenting with a hot star but they'd never make you stream like we do. — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) May 23, 2019 Well, did Hotstar win this round? I can't tell. Insecure. . . Now streaming: https://t.co/Enbi7ENxst — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 There's more stuff happening. That's just for starters. pic.twitter.com/dSPXOMXXuR — Hotstar Premium (@HotstarPremium) May 23, 2019 Brands interacting with each other online is always funny and well, this exchange was just hilarious. Looks like people handling the Twitter accounts deserve a raise ASAP.
  6. Just when we were trying to figure out why have all these tech companies become so incompetent at keeping user data safe, Snapchat has found itself in the centre of the controversy. Turns out, both former and current employees of Snapchat have revealed that the company had dedicated tools to access the user data. By user data, we mean location information, saved Snaps, and even phone numbers. © Reuters According to a Vice's new report , two former employees, a current employee, and some internal company emails have revealed that Snapchat, at one point, created a dedicated tool called SnapLion to spy on users and collect their private information. This tool is said to have been created by Snapchat's employees themselves. The report, which didn't reveal exactly when Snapchat used this tool, says the tool was apparently introduced to combat bullying or harassment on the platform. The report also noted that SnapLion was used to gather information on users in “response to valid law enforcement requests such as a court order or subpoena.” Departments in the company such as “customer ops” and security staff had access to SnapLion. What did they do with the info? God knows. © Reuters Although this isn't the first time we're reading news about our privacy breach, the fact that Snapchat has been a part of the fiasco is very surprising, to say the least. There's still a lot that we don't know about the said breach, so let's just wait for more info.
  7. According to a finding by 9to5Mac, Apple devices have now shown up in the Eurasian Economic Commission regulatory database. The new iPhone models have shown up ahead of their release later this year and we finally know what the model numbers are. © YouTube The 2019 iPhones have appeared in the database with model numbers A2111, A2160, A2161, A2215, A2216, A2217, A2218, A2219, A2220, A2221, and A2223. The database compiles a list of devices that depend on encryption technologies and most of Apple's devices both past and present are on that list. Similarly, earlier this year the iPad Air and iPad mini 5 were registered on the database five months ahead of its launch. According to the 9to5Mac's report, “The A2111, A2161, A2215 identifiers probably represent the new iPhone XR successor. The other model identifiers will be for the iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Max.” The other model numbers are also expected to be different versions of the iPhone 11 and the iPhone R successor as different regions offer different cellular band compatibility. In the case of China, the iPhone comes with a physical dual SIM phone that is exclusive to the region. © Twitter 2019 iPhones are expected to look largely the same as the previous generation while previous leaks have suggested a triple-camera setup at the back. In terms of the feel of the phone, there are rumours that suggest that Apple is opting for a more matte finish instead of the glass back. Other new features include reverse wireless charging for the new AirPods and Apple new more A13 chipset. © Twitter Apple will be adding an extra sensor to both the iPhone XR and the iPhone 11/11Max as a form of upgrades. The iPhone XR is now rumoured to have a dual-camera setup similar to the iPhone XS whereas the iPhone 11 is expected to have a triple camera setup. The iPhone 11 is expected to have a larger camera bump and in the shape of a square. The additional third sensor is said to be an ultra-wide lens and will also be used for more detailed images at a standard zoom level. The new iPhones are expected to be announced at Apple's annual press event that is scheduled to take place sometime in September. Source: 9to5Mac
  8. You can call me lazy or even a home bird but hey, I am just a girl who loves watching some great content in the comfort of her home, especially now with some path-breaking shows we get to stream online! I mean hello, what is the point of troubling your body when you can get access to 24/7 good quality entertainment at home, right? Well, for couples, date nights are slowly turning into binge-watching nights, all thanks to the amazing content that we get to see online nowadays. There is no denying that these online web series are introducing the masses to some quality content - realistic plots, empowering cast and stellar production design. From production quality, acting to the real hero of the story, the script, Indian web series are a force to reckon with. And one such show we simply cannot wait to start binge-watching is MX Original Series 'Thinkistan'. Based on advertising agencies, Thinkistan is directed by veteran ad filmmaker N. Padmakumar where he brings his real-life experiences to reel life. The show is set in the 1990s, and features powerful performers like Mandira Bedi, Satyadeep Misra and Vasuki in pivotal roles. It is a true depiction of the fast-paced lives people lead in the world of advertising, and showcases harsh realities of everything you thought you knew about the domain. The premise of the show follows the graphs of two contrasting characters slugging it out in the seductive, mad world of advertising. Amit (essayed by Naveen Kasturia) is a Hindi speaking junior copy writer who comes from Bhopal while English trainee copywriter Hema (Played by Shravan Reddy) is a suave, well-read metropolitan. Amit and Hema represent a divide caused by language and social class that is seen in India, till date. The plot is dynamic and compelling, and the characters are convincing. This is one show that will make you think, question, relate, and most importantly, have a great time! From corporate politics, catfights, unrealistic deadlines, to out-of-turn promotions and more, this is one show that is uber relatable and we cannot wait to start streaming it. To watch the first episode of this exciting series, click here.
  9. So the elections are over and the results are out, great. We now move on to the next big event marked in our calendars, maybe even bigger than the voting day for some of us - the ICC World Cup 2019 that begins 30th May 2019 - with all the qualified teams now present in England, trying to get in the groove with the warm-up games scheduled to begin today. Sarfaraz Khan's Pakistan Team had arrived in England exactly a month ago for their bilateral ODI series against the hosts, during which they got absolutely obliterated by Eoin Morgan's side, losing all four matches the two teams played. On the other hand, Virat Kohli's Men in Blue left for the venue from the Mumbai airport on 22nd May, after a strenuous two month long season of the Indian Premier League, which ended with the Indian vice captain, Rohit Sharma lifting the championship trophy for the Mumbai Indians for a record fourth time. Jet set to go ââ#CWC19 #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/k4V9UC0Zao — BCCI (@BCCI) May 21, 2019 And yes, a lot of players on the Indian roster and the members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) are concerned about the fatigue Indian athletes are feeling because of the IPL and the lack of time to recuperate, our major concern is about the matchup between India and Pakistan which falls on 16th June 2019, according to the World Cup fixtures. After the unfortunate Pulwama attack that took place on this year's Valentine's Day, during which numerous CRPF Jawans were killed in a terror attack planned and executed by the terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, BCCI urged the International Cricket Council to “sever ties with the nation from which terrorism emanates.” © Reuters ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar, however, refused to do so whilst saying that he did not enjoy such authority over the Pakistan because of their 'Permanent' status in the Council. But ever since, both the Board and the fans of Indian cricket seemed to have forgotten about the whole chapter. Was it because of the elections? Was it because of the IPL? We do not know. © Reuters Remember, the final decision of forfeiting the match against Pakistan lies completely at the hands of the Indian cricket board. Letting go of a single match, during the initial rounds to make their protest heard is all well and good but what if the two teams meet again during the latter half of the tournament or maybe even the World Cup final? Is the BCCI willing to roll over the dream of skipper Virat Kohli of winning his first World Cup as the leader and the dream of MS Dhoni of lifting the trophy one more time before retiring, just to prove that one point? Alternatively, will Team India just forget about Pulwama and all the hue and cry the board created about boycotting the neighbouring rivals and play the match like any other?
  10. While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are probably celebrating their victory and the chance of running the country for another 5 years, there's one guy who is crying his heart out for losing in the Lok Sabha 2019 elections. YouTube Neetu Shuttern Wala, who hails from Jalandhar, stood independently in the recently held polls and claims to have gotten only 5 votes. When he was being interviewed, he broke down before the camera and started crying. Well, he is crying not because of the alleged 5 votes. He is crying because he got 5 votes despite having 9 people in his own family. Yes, his own family members betrayed him and didn't vote for him. The man, while wiping his tears, blamed his family and accused the EVM machines of tampering in the voting process, which resulted in his loss. The reporter then proceeded to leave no stone unturned to rub salt on the poor guy's wounds and asked him, "When your own family doesn't support you, how can you expect outsiders to help you?" Well, the man is so disheartened with the results that he has decided to not run for the elections ever again. We feel you man, we really do! But, people on Twitter are having a field day laughing at his misery. Iss independent candidate ko total 5 votes padi hain aur iske ghar mein 9 log hainððððððððð­ð­ð­ pic.twitter.com/E6f9HJXCYA — Rishav Sharma (@rishav_sharma1) May 23, 2019 Pata karo kon h vibhishan ððð — Robinhood (@Ragy_95) May 23, 2019 Bhot badi be-imaani hui hai iske sathð­ð­ð­ð­ð­ — ‏ÙÛرÛ٠خا٠(@Mehreen778) May 23, 2019 I can't stop laughing ðð𤣠— à¨à©à¨¤ à¨à©à¨° Ú¯ÙÛت Ú©Ùر (@kashmiri_kurii) May 23, 2019 à¤à¤¸ दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ सॠविशà¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¸ हॠà¤à¤ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ हॠमà¥à¤°à¤¾;) — Mohinder Pal Setia (@mohindersetia) May 23, 2019 ðððð¤£ð¤£ pic.twitter.com/aSVlQ6ZW8Z — @nv! :) (@Anvi008) May 23, 2019 This made my dayðð Can't stop laughing ð — naveen soni (@naveensoni484) May 23, 2019 Ye dekho @India8Heart ....Iske saath dhoka ho gaya.... — Chowkidar Kim Jong Un (@ChowkidarKim) May 23, 2019 While his emotional meltdown has now gone viral, looks like he got more than just 5 votes. Apparently, his voting tally currently stands at 856.
  11. Lok Sabha elections of 2019 have come with a shining a touch of celebrity glam, with loads of Indian celebs making their way into mainstream politics from their respective fields of entertainment, sports and the likes. From old-timers like Shatrughan Sinha and Raj Babbar to new entrants such as Jaya Prada, Urmila Matondkar and Vijendra Singh, apart from numerous others, this year's election was indeed 'star'-studded. All that aside, we list down all the celebrities who are winning this election season as per latest rankings. 1. Sunny Deol (BJP) © Twitter BJP's most recent star candidate, Sunny Deol is currently leading by over 54 per cent votes from Punjab's Gurdaspur constituency. He is being trailed by Sunil Kumar Jakhar of Congress. 2. Gautam Gambhir (BJP) © Twitter Former Indian cricketer, who is Bharatiya Janata Party's candidate from East Delhi, has also taken over from his rivals with over 52 per cent votes to his name. He is being trailed by Arvinder Singh Lovely of Congress. 3. Smriti Irani (BJP) © Twitter Smriti Irani has created a lot of buzz with her win from the Amethi constituency which has been a Congress hotbed for a long time. Smriti has crossed the 50 per cent mark in terms of her lead, and she is being trailed by Rahul Gandhi with over 44 per cent votes. 4. Hema Malini (BJP) © Twitter Bollywood Dreamgirl's moment has come as she took the lead from RLD's Kunwar Narendra Singh in Mathura. Reportedly, she is winning by 1.7 lakh votes at the moment. 5. Ravi Kishan (BJP) © Twitter Celebrated Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan was contesting election from the Gorakhpur constituency, and he has taken the lead by 60.1 per cent. Currently, Ravi is being trailed by Rambhual Nishan of SP. 6. Kirron Kher (BJP) © Twitter The very vocal and loud Kirron Kher, who is contesting elections this year from Chandigarh, has taken a major lead over her Congress counterpart Pawan Kumar Bansal by bagging 47 per cent votes. 7. Manoj Tiwari (BJP) © Twitter A well-known name in the Bhojpuri industry, Manoj Tiwari has taken a major lead over rival and former Delhi CM Sheila Dixit by securing over 60 per cent votes from North-East Delhi. 8. Babul Supriyo (BJP) © Twitter Popular Bollywood singer-turned-politician Babul Supriyo who is contesting elections from Asansol has taken a lead over TMC's Moon Moon Sen by bagging over 49 per cent votes. 9. Hans Raj Hans (BJP) © Twitter Singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans is the BJP candidate from North West Delhi, and he has managed to take a strong lead over AAP's Gugan Singh Ranga, by securing 62 per cent votes. 10. Nusrat Jahan (TMC) © Twitter One of Tollywood's leading ladies, Nusrat is contesting elections from the Basirhat constituency of West Bengal. According to the latest trends, she is winning from the area with a huge margin of over 60 per cent votes. 11. Mimi Chakraborty (TMC) © Twitter Another popular actress from the Bengali film industry, Mimi is contesting elections from West Bengal's Jadhavpur constituency, and has taken the lead from her BJP rival Anupam Hazra by scoring over 47 per cent votes. 12. Dev (TMC) © Twitter Touted to be Tollywood's highest paid actor, Dev was contesting Lok Sabha elections from Ghatal constituency of West Bengal. With close to 50 per cent votes, he is leading ahead of BJP's Bharati Ghosh.
  12. The day is finally here. The day of the final judgement, if you will, that is going to decide the fate of our beloved country for the next five years. Most national news channels have been up and running since 6 AM this morning, throwing out data and figures our way, from the recently concluded rounds of polling. © Twitter Now, as we gradually move towards the final rounds of counting, we have all these journalists and analysts charting the winning and losing trends for parties and candidates. As we write this, NDA seems to be inching closer towards the halfway mark in the Lok Sabha polls. However, it must also be kept in mind that initial trends have undergone changes, and the final result has turned out to be different. © Reuters Now, while the counting (and recounting) is going to go on for a while, we would like to trace our steps back a bit and recount the results of the exit polls that also hinted towards a NDA clean sweep in the Lok Sabha polls. While opposition and other regional parties maintained that the exit poll results were inconsequential, people felt they knew better than to believe them. However, there have been a few times when the exit polls and the actual results turned out to be completely different. Could that be the case this time? Read about these 5 incidents here. 1. Lok Sabha Elections 2004 © Getty Images During this time, BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee had dissolved the parliament early after winning three back-to-back state elections. The party hoped to win the re-election. Exit polls in that year suggested NDA would win with majority of 240-250 seats, but the final results saw them secure only 187 seats. 2. Lok Sabha Elections 2014 © Reuters The last Lok Sabha elections in the country showed a new inclination towards a NDA led government. Now, while the exit polls suggested that BJP might end up winning, nobody predicted that it would be a clean sweep for the Modi-led government. 3. Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 © Reuters The re-election held in 2015 for the Bihar assembly made it difficult to paint a clear picture of the winning party. No clear winners were declared and people almost thought a coalition or mixed-bag government was on the cards. Finally, RJD-JDU-Congress alliance took the trophy. 4. Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 © Reuters This became a national news and for obvious reasons. No one had seen a new party swipe out the stronghold of a national party such as Congress. Exit polls could never predict that Congress would end up losing every single vote to AAP. 5. UP Assembly Elections 2017 © Reuters During the UP assembly elections in 2017, the ruling Samajwadi Party formed an alliance with Congress, in the hopes of quashing BJP. Also, the exit polls predicted BJP will lose a lot of votes due to demonetisation. However, BJP ended up forming the government with a majority win. © Reuters While the counting of votes is still on-going for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, and in all honesty that trend seems to be veering towards an NDA-led government, what do you feel would be the final verdict? Will NDA win with a majority, will UPA bite the dust once again, or do you have other expectations? Let us know below.
  13. 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!
  14. Over the last couple of years, OnePlus has managed to retain its growth and has been on a steady high, thanks to fast innovation and budget-friendly offerings for millennials. Among a number of things they did right, one of them was listening to the feedback and feature requests from their loyal OnePlus user community. Through various events, forums and Reddit sessions, the Shenzhen-based smartphone company first initiated a conversation on their existing operating system and worked towards the new OxygenOS. In a first, they have developed region-specific features on their OS. And considering that India is a big market for them, there are a number of India-specific features that were rolled out after their local R&D process in Hyderabad. These features aim to tick-off all the millennial must-haves in our smartphone. Below are a few best highlights of the India-specific and global features that users can experience with their new OxygenOS: Work-Life Balance OnePlus Today our smartphones are more than just a phone. They turn into a laptop complete with our emails and excel spreadsheets as and when required. They are our entertainment zone, complete with music players, gaming apps and video streaming apps. With such a diverse usage, it's important to categorise our apps and maintain a work-life balance that helps us switch off after that 9-5 job. And considering that's what the Indian users demanded, it says a lot about our struggle with maintaining a separate work life and personal life. Thanks to the new work-life balance feature in OxygenOS, we can segregate our app notifications to 'work' and 'life' mode with a simple switch. All we need to do is activate the work mode from 9 to 5 pm and switch back to the 'life' mode for the much-needed daily detox. Cricket Scores with ESPNCricinfo OnePlus We are a country obsessed with cricket, so it doesn't come as a shocker that most users wanted an easy-to-access cricket score box on their OnePlus shelf. The ESPNcricinfo is a go-to digital destination for all things cricket. With the World Cup around the corner, this new feature will help us access the scores of live and past matches along with the match schedules, all through a tap on our OnePlus shelf. Fnatic Mode OnePlus Next on the list was the ultimate gaming mode – a feature that ensures immersive and professional gaming experience. Fnatic is one of the most successful e-sport team in the world and now they've tied up with OnePlus, allowing users to enhance network and background performance for a better gaming experience. Zen Mode OnePlus Smartphone addiction is a serious issue. Whether we are on a date, family dinner or hanging out with friends, we often tend to scroll through our smartphones out of sheer habit. To help us deal with this budding addiction, the OxygenOS features a Zen mode that helps you take a 20-minute break from your smartphone. It locks all your apps, letting you only make calls or take pictures. And this is just the highlight; their other India-specific features include Caller Identification, Smart SMS app and OnePlus roaming that ensures you don't have to switch SIM cards while travelling abroad. Other global features that will roll out in the OnePlus 7 series include Screen Recorder that lets you record even if your phone's locked, plus there's a Screenshot editor and a Quick Reply for IM. Are you excited for the new Oneplus OxygenOS update?
  15. If you put three people like Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt together, you know you're going to get a damn good movie that will make everyone excited. And that was exactly the case since the time 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' was announced, and the first look of the upcoming movie was out. View this post on Instagram First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Jun 27, 2018 at 6:00am PDT I remember how everyone went crazy over this picture a few months ago, and then the trailers just built up the anticipation even more. Quentin Tarantino's ninth film was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival and has left all the lucky people who watched it, quite impressed. Some are even putting it up there with the classic 'Pulp Fiction'. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino wasn't joking when he said this was the closest to PULP FICTION that he has come. He juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines in this one, eventually stringing them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. #Cannes2019 — Jordan Ruimy @ Cannes (@mrRuimy) May 21, 2019 Who would've thunk? #OnceUponATimeInHollywood turns out to be Tarantino's most tender film. Who'd have thunk. #cannes2019 — Magdalena Miedl reicht's. (@mmiedl) May 21, 2019 Then, that's a good thing. I'm thinking #OnceUponATimeinHollywood is going to divide critics. Heck, I'm divided, and I'm just one critic. But I think the side of me that enjoyed it is going to win out. #Cannes2019 — Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019 Sounds great. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is a beautiful, brash rumination on the grime and beauty of Hollywood. It is a dirty, sensually realized feat, with many, many shots of dirty, sensualized feet.#QuentinTarantino #Cannes2019 — Jason Gorber - at #Cannes2019 (@filmfest_ca) May 21, 2019 It'll be interesting to watch. DiCaprio is pretty great, but Pitt is amazing. Not sure about the 'message' - if there is one - and definitely not the most quotable Tarantino. — Steven Tuffin (@Waanzinema) May 21, 2019 That sucks. It's a lot to get into but Tarantino has made his most specific, realistic and gentle film in #OnceUponATimeInHollywood. Really liked it, though there's a lot to get into with regard to its lack of female characters, Robbie has a surprisingly small role. #Cannes2019 — Andy Hazel (@AndyRickie) May 21, 2019 He looks so good here! #OnceUponATimeInHollywood: Quentin Tarantino wants to tell us a story about Hollywood life at the time of the Manson Family slayings of '69, and man, does he ever, going from awestruck to WTF. Brad Pitt the standout, his coolest role yet. #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/WgJywDPW9i — Peter Howell (@peterhowellfilm) May 21, 2019 Can't wait to watch, tbh. I laughed. I gasped. I wondered: What would Roman Polanski think? I begrudgingly agreed not to tweet out spoilers. Tarantino delivers an ode to Hollywood's lost innocence, while cheekily suggesting it never had any to begin with. #OnceUponATimeinHollywood #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/DBgriD2Ihb — Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019 Brad Pitt is getting a lot of love. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is more languorous and luminous than anything Tarantino has done before. Radiant w/ affection for Los Angeles and the movies. Ambles and drags but pleasantly so. Pitt & DiCaprio are fabulous, Pitt especially. I could watch them drive around LA a lot. — Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) May 21, 2019 And, so is Leo. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is an odd one for Tarantino, but in a very good way. A pure love letter to cinema and the 1960s, with a career-best DiCaprio performance. #Cannes2019 — Max Borg (@IMDBorg) May 21, 2019
  16. Even though Google had revoked Huawei's access to an Android license, Chinese smartphone users are firmly rallying behind Huawei and some are even switching from their iPhones. The US Government added Huawei to its Entity List which basically forbids American companies to do business with blacklisted Chinese companies. Many US-based companies like Qualcomm, Intel, amongst many other key suppliers, have suspended business with the Chinese tech giant. © Reuters According to What's on Weibo , Chinese customers are posting videos/images in support of Huawei by either keep continuing to use their Huawei devices or purchase their next device from the Chinese company. Key hashtags such as “Huawei Doesn't Need to Rely on America for its Microchips” (#å为è¯çå¯ä»¥ä¸ä¾èµç¾å½ä¾åºé¾#) and “Huawei's Self-Developed Operating System Hong Meng” (#å为èªç æä½ç³»ç»é¸¿è#) were trending on Chinese social website Weibo. Many of these social media users are often very patriotic about Chinese tech companies and some of these hashtags have garnered over 50 million views. Please note, some of these translations may be inaccurate as it has been translated using Google Translate. © MensXP “I've also decided to buy a Huawei Phone, and I will change my plan from buying an Apple Watch into a Huawei product, taking action to support Huawei,” one Weibo user said in a Mandarin post. “It had been bullied by the U.S. so poorly recently.” © MensXP “Even though my stock investment account is facing a loss continuously, I'm still preparing to switch my other phone into Huawei, to show support with action,” another user said. Huawei does rely on components from American companies, however, the Chinese company has already been stockpiling key components in order to sustain itself for the time being. © Reuters According to What's on Weibo, “Both on Weibo and Douyin, people express that Huawei is more than a brand to them, saying it is “national pride.” The slogan “Go China! Go Huawei!” (“å æ²¹ä¸­å½ å æ²¹å为”) is ubiquitous on social media.” For now, Huawei will get access to the Android license for a period of 90 days in order to support existing devices. These devices will still get updates provided by Google, however, the future for Huawei remains uncertain for now. Source: What's On Weibo , CNBC
  17. If Hollywood has Marvel Cinematic Universe, then here in Bollywood we have Rohit Shetty and his 'Singham Cinematic Universe', where cops are greater and powerful than any superhero out there. Honestly, cop movies in Bollywood weren't as big a thing until the release of 'Singham'. Post the 100-crore (each) success of 'Singham', 'Singham Returns' and 'Simmba', Rohit Shetty is now coming up with another cop movie 'Sooryavanshi' starring Akshay Kumar. And Ajay Devgn feels that the 'Singham' franchise can be Bollywood's 'Avengers'. In a recent interview to PTI, Ajay said "Universes have a massive scope in Bollywood. 'Singham' is a strong franchise and then 'Simmba' has become another important series, and now if 'Sooryavanshi' goes on to become something like that, which I'm sure it will, it's the same thing as 'Avengers'." He further said that while MCU picked up superheroes, in India cops like "Singham and Simmba" are the superheroes, "So we're trying to make our world. We are taking it into a more realistic zone." © Instagram In fact, Ajay believes that all those people who like the Marvel Cinematic Universe will lap up Rohit Shetty's cop universe in no time. "Either you are an Iron Man fan or any other Avengers', now that all of them came together for a film, one will definitely go. Every superhero's fan would go, it's as simple as that. If these characters also go on to become that strong, then people would wait for something like this." © Instagram Praising 'Avengers: Endgame', Ajay said Bollywood should learn a lesson from the box office performance of the film and also spoke about how competing with Hollywood is not possible due to financial constraints. (Folks, let's not count the number of cars blown up in the entire franchise.) Apart from 'Sooryavanshi', Rohit Shetty is also planning to make a movie on female cops to complete his cop-universe. Can I say Russo Brothers have got nothing on Rohit Shetty and Singham? Of course, I can.
  18. 'Game of Thrones' is over and the fans are sharing their disappointment with the last season together online and people who never watched the show are probably trying to find something new to brag about not watching. Among all the memes and theories and fans just analyzing and over-analyzing all the things that didn't make sense, someone asked a simple question - how would one sum up the entire plot in one tweet? Can someone please explain the plot/story of the entire #GOT series in a single tweet? — Amy Cuddy (@amyjccuddy) May 20, 2019 Well, considering the huge number of important characters and so many different and interesting storylines, it seems like such an impossible thing. If eight seasons weren't enough for a satisfying conclusion to the series, it's pretty hard to sum it up in like 280 characters. But, people never disappoint and fans came through with some answers that were pretty spot on. The replies actually had so much range. Some were proper like this - The worst leaders believe they are good and right. The best know they are flawed and despite having imperfections visible to everyone, they persist. https://t.co/kFbhnrjHUj — Cameron Sadler ð (@RulesByCam) May 20, 2019 And some were basically - Porn with Swordfights. — Half Eaten Chicken Sandwich (@ChickenHalf) May 20, 2019 William Shatner gets it. Emphasis on the hot mess and a big disappointment. Craycray incestuous family rules 7 kingdoms. Baddies from the north invade so most put away their differences to fight together. After winning they go after the craycray Queen who didn't help them fight and everything ends up in a hot mess and a big disappointment. The end.ð https://t.co/IA9qHeJCLE — William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 20, 2019 Literally. The lone wolf dies, but the pack survives. Narrator: In the end, they all went their separate ways, never to see each other again. — joe bader (@jaderobe) May 20, 2019 Yep, exactly. Written by a computer programmed with the scripts of Dynasty, Lord Of The Rings and Jurassic Park https://t.co/LQBss7LEhI — ððð ðððððððð #ð£ðð­ð¢ ðªðº (@DoomlordVek) May 20, 2019 Bran the broken. Women never get exactly what they want no matter how hard they suffer, but the teenage boy who rolls his eyes and says "I told you so" totally does. #Gameofthrones — dr. sarah pressman (@sarahpressman) May 20, 2019 Pretty close. I boy is thrown out a window, turns into a bird then lands on a throne. — Aristotle Full Throttle (@AristotleDreher) May 20, 2019 Guess I'm lucky then? People with powerful ambition and poor impulse control explore the intersection of lust, greed, and fear. Lives and reputations were lost, painful wisdom was gained, and if you were really lucky, your favs just might end up back where they started. @bullypulpit_hq https://t.co/W3soxoFW7j — Ryan Lowy (@AJustConspiracy) May 20, 2019 This is the best one. In the end, they laughed at democracy and the electoral colleges chose Google Search to sit on the throne. #gameofThrones — Masti Lashkari (@mastilashkari) May 20, 2019 I like this as well. Boy is stark but not Girl killed Ice boy Tiny boy is funny Blonde girl is crazy Boy and girl collapsed upon Dragon die Dragon live Dragon die Doggo gone Doggo back Girl rules north Small boy bro pushes large boy bro out wall First boy die but not Boy breaks back, boy is king — Peronyx (@Peronyx2) May 20, 2019 Yep. Many die while (mostly rich) families fight over a throne some survivors later decide is pointless and a dead guy gets in the way for a season. — stephanie j gomulka (@gotmulka) May 20, 2019 BRB just need some time to stare at this. pic.twitter.com/EWY0JBrOUJ — Danny Phantomð (@zippettee) May 21, 2019 Exactly. ...but not before he sleeps with her! — TeenyTinyð¦ (@teenytinydino22) May 21, 2019
  19. Last month, a few details about Sony's next PlayStation were revealed in a Wired article where Sony dropped some specs as well. So far, the specifications look quite impressive and there's a lot of excitement about the upcoming consoles from gamers and developers alike. We got to know that the next console will have far faster load times and even have support for ray-tracing. How effective that would be on next-gen games, remains to be seen though. While speaking to Gaming Bolt, founders of Okomitive Don Schmocker and Goran Saric revealed that they are quite impressed with PS5's specifications. They were impressed in particular with the Zen Z processor. “It will definitely bring console performances closer to PC / desktop settings, which means less optimizations for ports," said Schmocker and Saric. This means that future games would require fewer optimisations for its PC versions and there will be more ports of the games made. It also means that some PC exclusive games can also release on future consoles if the performance is at par or close enough. For gamers, they will see more cross-releases than ever before which is always healthy for the gaming industry. Sony PS5 is not expected to launch any sooner than 2020, however, the Japanese company has provided an early look at what the next console is capable of. During a meeting in Japan today, Sony showed off load times of a scene on both the PS4 Pro and next-gen hardware. The results look quite impressive as you can see for yourself from the video below: Sony's official video comparing performance of PS4 Pro vs next-gen PlayStation pic.twitter.com/2eUROxKFLq — Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj) May 21, 2019 Sony's PS5 is expected to have a very powerful GPU and CPU that will be based on AMD's eight-core Ryzen chips. The new cores will be built on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture and a custom Navi board. The custom board will have support extremely high-end graphics and features like ray tracing. Other improvements include 3D audio that will be most noticeable when playing on headsets. The other major hardware upgrade would be the inclusion of SSDs. The consoles will be shipped with in-built SSDs that will reduce load times considerably. The SSD on the PS5 is said to be different from what's available in the market right now and is said to be even faster. Source: Gaming Bolt
  20. As the ICC World Cup 2019 approaches, the Justin Langer-coached Australian cricket team has had quite the journey. With the infamous 2018 ball-tampering scandal in South Africa leading to the suspension of two of their greatest assets in Steve Smith and David Warner, and then the struggling stint in Test cricket under the leadership of Tim Paine, the team with the most World Cup titles under their belt are surely the underdogs this year. Thanks to a couple of series between their ban being lifted and the upcoming tournament, and some added help with the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League, Warner and Smith have provided a small boost to the squad, but the Aussies' bowling lineup could become their Achilles heel, especially with Josh Hazlewood missing from the roster. © Reuters Starting out their World Cup campaign against Rashid Khan's Team Afghanistan at the Country Ground in Bristol on 1st June 2019, skipper Aaron Finch's strategy must include taking big wickers in a hurry. The loss of Jhye Richarson to injury along with the off-form of Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins with the bat, Team Australia cannot afford to let the opposition score big totals in the 50-over format of the game. Keeping in mind the bad performances put up by the fast bowlers in the 5-game ODI series between Pakistan and World Cup hosts, Team England, Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile might not be the best bowlers for the five-time champions. Under such circumstances, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa might be the key players for the team. Spinners with the ability to hit big shots, the duo might turn out to be crucial for a team short on firepower. Maxwell's strike rate during the previous World Cup was a scary 182 and went on to make a name for himself as one of the most terrifying batters from Down Under. © Reuters Finally, the chances of Langer's boys winning the championship look to be extremely slim. While players like Smith, Warner, Starc and Maxwell would have made for an All-Star team, they are being haunted by something or the other, be it bad form, serious injuries or simply the lack of will to win. Hopefully, under the guidance of Langer and a divergence from the 'win at all costs' mentality inside Cricket Australia, the mood inside the dressing room has brightened up a little, especially with the display of consistency by the team of lately. Squad: Aaron Finch(c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey(wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner and Adam Zampa.
  21. Teen romance movies have remained a larger part of the romantic film genre. It was first in the late 70s and early 80s when films about teen romance started appearing on the big screen and caught the viewers' attention. And over the last three decades, numerous films have been made about the blooming love and broken relationships amongst the teens. via GIPHY Though the concept is not new now, film-makers keep coming up with refined scripts and polished narratives built around teen-romance. In this post, we have jotted down and analyzed such films that made the audience skip a beat. Here are the ten popular movies about young love that need to be on your must-watch list: 1. The Fault In Our Stars (2014) via GIPHY Josh Boone's remarkable project, 'The Fault in Our Stars' turned out to be a career-defining film for both Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Based on John Green's book by the same name, the film explores the lives of teenagers Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus "Gus" Waters (Ansel Elgort) as the two deal with cancer and find love in each other. The movie received generally favourable reviews and due to its storyline, it is seen as one of the most heartbreaking teenage romance movies of all time. Shailene Woodley's performance, in particular, has been termed as powerful and authentic. She went on to win a Hollywood Film Award in the category Hollywood Breakout Performance – Actress. 2. High School Musical (2006) via GIPHY Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) were the only teendage couple we loved while growing up. Thanks to 'High School Musical', the high school romance drama that saw overnight success, became every teenager's must-watch film. The film started a revolution of its own kind and inspired many film-makers to experiment on the subject of dance and combined with love. Not only Hollywood, 'High School Musical' has remained a popular pick for film-makers in the east as well. The film also happens to be the first instalment in the 'High School Musical' trilogy. After the film's success, Disney also published a novel 'High School Musical: The Junior Novel' that instantly became a New York Times bestseller. 3. Prom (2011) via GIPHY Directed by Joe Nussbaum, Disney's 'Prom' remains one of the highly recommended teenage romance films that have ever been made. The film carries a fresh appeal to its otherwise usual storyline, and much credit for that has been given to fine performances by Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell. The film perfectly displays Disney's version of what a prom could be all about. The prom as depicted in the film eventually brings enemies together in a fashionable way, exactly how teenagers wanted it to be. Mostly directed towards the student community, 'Prom' succeeded in getting a lot of attention at the box office from student groups. 4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) via GIPHY Starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik, '10 Things I Hate About You' is a great teenage rom-com to stumble upon, particularly for two important reasons. Firstly because of Heath Ledger and the cast, and secondly that it is a modernized version of the Shakespearean comedy 'The Taming of the Shrew'. The plot of the film can be called an ancient one (boy asks the girl for prom by bribing someone, only to discover that the girl is already in love with him), it still delivered something out of the box. The movie is charming and involves a romantic breakup too, it promises to get hold of the audience for a while. 5. The Notebook (2004) via GIPHY Nicholas Sparks's novel turned into a film adaptation for every generation of lovers. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling play two young love birds meant to be together forever in the film. Fictionally, nothing could separate them, neither war nor Alzheimer's, and when they get old, Noah reads a page from Allie's diary on a daily basis, just to remind her of their love story. 'The Notebook' makes one get teary-eyed and nostalgic, leaves a lasting impact, unlike other romantic films. The film became a sleeper hit and gained immense popularity over the years. 'The Notebook' is the 15th highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time. 6. A Walk To Remember (2002) via GIPHY Starring Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah, 'A Walk To Remember' is a perfect teenage romantic film that is often recommended by movie buffs. Just like 'The Notebook', this film also happens to be an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel. The film received a mix response from the critics and though it happened to be a sweet love story it gained some following years after its initial release. The film portrays the bright side of a love story and gives one enough reasons to fall in love with its characters. 7. The Edge of Seventeen (2016) via GIPHY Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, 'The Edge of Seventeen' is a critically acclaimed teen romantic comedy. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, and Haley Lu Richardson, the film revolves around the life of four teenagers who find it difficult to deal with love. Unlike every other run-of-the-mill high school melodrama, this one offers a refreshing storyline. The film is a gem of its kind and even received various Critics Choice Awards nominations in 2016. In particular, Hailee Steinfeld's outstanding lead performance makes it worth watching. 8. Sing Street (2016) via GIPHY John Carney's romance drama is one film that has got a near to perfect script. The film in itself is a masterpiece and instantly connects with the audience. 'Sing Street' is a film about identity, dreams, and love. The music of the film creates nostalgia and makes one hum the songs for days. As much as the film offers a personal story, it is equally universal in its approach. The outstanding performances coming from Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, and Kelly Thornton make this film an experience to remember. The film went on to be nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. The film is an epic romance saga and perfectly narrates the budding love story between two teenagers. 9. Love Simon (2018) via GIPHY Based on Becky Albertalli's novel 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda', 'Love, Simon' is one romantic comedy-drama film one can't afford to miss at all. Starring Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner, the story of the film focus on the life of Simon Spier (a gay), who ultimately falls in love with his anonymous classmate. 'Love, Simon' happens to be the 15th highest grossing teen romance films since 1980. The film turned out to be a huge crowd pleaser and gathered much celebrity attention due to being a mission-driven movie. 10. Twilight (2008) via GIPHY 'Twilight', remains one of the most watched teen-romance films of all time and happens to be the first part of the five-part film series 'The Twilight Saga'. Based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name, the film revolves around the lives of two teenagers Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) and deals with the intricacies of their human-vampire relationship. Not only one could see the madness for each other in Stewart and Pattinson's performances, but the two also went on dating for years later, after winding up with the rest of the films. The film pours romance, passion, and aptly captures the teen-love angle with attention to detail.
  22. Back in that one scene in 'Avengers: Infinity War', Doctor Strange gave up the time stone to save Tony Stark's life because 'it was the only way'. Now, after watching 'Avengers: Endgame', we know that Tony couldn't die in 'Infinity War' since he had to die in 'Endgame'. This was because of the 14,000,605 alternate endings that Doctor Strange saw, while acting quite strange, and knew exactly how everything will go about. There was only one time out of over 14 million that the Avengers actually came out victorious. But, now that we know about the winning ending, a lot of people wondered what actually happened in the other alternate endings, and well, people are way too creative and hilarious and have come up with a lot of predictions. Also, a shoutout to Reddit for never disappointing us. Here's a kinda one. © Reddit And, a 'nice' one. © Reddit No salt bae, but weed bae? © Reddit Wow, now that's evil. © Reddit Seems appropriate. © Reddit Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. © Reddit Noobmaster69 is everywhere. © Reddit Jam-mora, tho. © Reddit The James Charles shade tho. © Reddit They only got half the required signatures. © Reddit People won't mind the snap then. © Reddit Does this prove that Thanos is real?
  23. 1More is one of the pioneers when it comes to audio equipment, and they've made some stunning pairs of headphones and earphones over the years. Now, the company has launched its first pair of truly wireless earbuds called 1More 'Stylish True Wireless Earbuds'. These new pair of earbuds have a sleek water-drop design, and they come in four different colours. Much like their other headphones, even the Stylish True Wireless Earbuds are tuned by Grammy-award winning sound engineer, Luca Bignardi. So, you can expect the audio quality to be on par with other 1More earphones, if not better. © 1More The 1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds comes with a charging case, just like every other truly wireless earbuds on the market. This particular charging case can also keep your earbuds charged, thanks to the built-in 410 mAh battery. According to 1More, the earbuds can last for up to 6 hours on a single charge, which is not bad at all. As for the earbuds themselves, they're packed with a 7mm dynamic driver with a titanium composite diaphragm that balances powerful bass with exquisite detail. The result is crisp audio in an ultra-compact form factor. Additionally, the earbuds also cancel out environmental noise, which is always a good thing. The 1More Stylish True Wireless Earbuds supports Bluetooth v 5.0 technology featuring aptX and AAC transmission compatible with Android and iOS. © 1More The new 1More True Wireless Earbuds are priced at Rs. 5,499 in India and you can pre-order them from 1More's official website or from a bunch of other online stores starting next month. On the other hand, if you're not particularly looking for a pair of truly wireless earbuds, then be sure to check out 1More's other offerings such as the 1More Quad Driver Earphones or the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT.
  24. India celebrates the most desirable men, every year, through a generic public poll and each year the results are fantastic and very well deserving. While we do need desirable men to become an icon for the youth and inspiration for everyone else, there are only a few who can make it to the top 50. These men work hard on themselves, are humble beyond doubt and always do inspirational things to mould the generation's basic ideology. Be it a cricketer, an actor, a singer or a model, Indian men who've had self-made careers and believe in basic humility, while never forgetting who they truly are, deserve this rank, rightfully. © Instagram So, when The Times decided to hold a poll so that the top 50 desirable men could stand out, we were more than happy with the results. The results were unveiled today, and Vicky Kaushal grabs the top spot this year. Yes, he's certainly the king of desirability and the most favoured male celebrity in the country right now to take the numero-uno spot. While we all know he's an ace actor, people also acknowledge his versatility to play varied roles. Whether he's in a supporting role in films like 'Raazi' or 'Sanju' or he's experimenting with over-the-top content with web series like 'Love Per Square Foot' and 'Lust Stories', he's played every character with ease and reasonability and made a suitable place for himself. © Instagram "I was shocked to know that I was on the list, and then, to be at the top… that was a huge surprise. I am still coming to terms with it. I can't figure out what people saw in me and why they chose me for the top spot. But I thank everyone who voted for me and the internal jury, with all my heart. " - Vicky Kaushal told Bombay Times. View this post on Instagram Okay then!!!... @mensxpofficial #FebCover ð A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Feb 7, 2019 at 1:23am PST Here are the remaining top 4 dishy dudes, full of *** appeal, charm and talent. that have made it to India's list of most desirable men, after Vicky Kaushal: 2. Prathamesh Maulingkar © Instagram A footballer and a pageant title holder, he bags the second place for being desirable. He is the first Indian/Asian man to win the title of Mister Supranational 2018 at the age of 27. The lad also won the 'best body award' at the competition. The model has a ripped body, that surely makes him a desirable quotient for all the girls to drool all over him! View this post on Instagram You have to be odd to be number one. ð¯ A post shared by Prathamesh Maulingkar (@prathamesh_maulingkar) on May 3, 2019 at 12:21am PDT 3. Ranveer Singh © Instagram On number three we have Ranveer Singh, who has been a perennial favourite on this list. And why shouldn't he be? He has class, an unusual closet, loads and loads of energy and stellar performances in films like 'Simmba' and 'Padmaavat'. His desirability quotient definitely stems from his quirky dressing sense that hits a nerve with most people along with his overpowering and full of life on-screen presence. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 7, 2019 at 1:31pm PDT 4. Vijay Deverakonda © Instagram Vijay has outshone himself in a span of eight years, especially in South Indian films. His chiselled body and his rugged looks definitely make the ladies want him even more! View this post on Instagram Stare. A post shared by Vijay Deverakonda (@thedeverakonda) on Oct 19, 2018 at 12:38am PDT 5. Virat Kohli © Instagram The Indian skipper has dominated the game of cricket across all formats in 2018, and everyone loves watching him play. His on-field aggression, makes him rather desirable off-field as well. View this post on Instagram Great to be back at the Chinnaswamy for another season with @royalchallengersbangalore. ð Can't wait to be on the field! ðªð½ #PlayBold #IPL2019 A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Mar 18, 2019 at 1:48am PDT So, there you have it. The top 5 most desirable men in India in 2018. These are men who strive to work hard and make it big, everyday and they're certainly the best inspiration around!
  25. You're not alone if you're a little taken aback at this development. I read this news first thing this morning and am still trying to process it. Not that I have anything against Robert Pattinson, the man does a rather brilliant job in movies, but casting him as one of the most iconic DC heroes? Yea, I'm gonna need a minute. It's official: Robert Pattinson is our #Batman. And here... We... Go! pic.twitter.com/WZF0gxAJMa — Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) May 17, 2019 So, Pattinson has apparently been locked down for the role of the caped crusader in Matt Reeves' upcoming project, 'The Batman' and Nicholas Hoult, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Armie Hammer are “simply frontrunners to step in for Pattinson in the event he's unable to strike a multi-picture deal with Warner Bros.,” Collider reported quoting sources. Turns out Pattinson had been a top favoured choice for the role for a while now, as Reeves was looking for an actor between 25 and 33, and the 'Twilight' star fits the bill. Things are bound to be set in motion rather quickly with this heavy development in the headlines now, as production is set to begin soon and Warner Bros. will release the movie on June 25, 2021. © Fox Pictures However, keep in mind, that Warner Bros. is yet to make an official statement, so anything is possible and maybe, just maybe, Pattinson will never show up as Gotham's saviour. Just saying. But if he is officially announced as Batman, he will be the youngest actor ever to play the role, which will be quite amazing. So, as I was wrapping my head around all this and slowly getting into my classic pessimistic 'he-sucks-and-will-kill-my-Batman' mode, I paused and told my non-believing a*s to calm the fu*k down and think back to when I had the same knee-jerk reaction when Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot were cast as Batman and Wonder Woman, respectively. © Warner Bros I was convinced to my core that these people were going to crash and burn so hard, but when I saw them come alive on the big screen, all my doubts just went 'poof'. I mean come on, can you even think of anyone else except Gal as Diana? The same could happen in this case. So, I think all of us should first calm down, stop saying shit like 'fuu**kkk, he is gonna ruin Affleck's legacy' and remember that the 'Twilight' series happened frikkin ages ago, so it is nothing but dim-witted and pointless to compare his works from 2008-2012, to what he is capable of doing now. Right? Check out his recent works and you'll see what I am talking about. Anyway, a lot of DC fans didn't get my memo on 'staying calm' and collectively lost their shit, flooding Twitter with a mixed bag of reactions, ranging from 'f*ck yeaaa!! to 'kill me now'. Take a look, and please don't follow their footsteps: ROBERT PATTINSON HAS TO BE CAST AS BATMAN OR I WILL KILL MYSELF — Ù (@chaeparke) May 17, 2019 Robert pattinson for batman?!? That's why dc is failing — yanbae ð©ðª (@xxynsph) May 17, 2019 He will be the MOODIEST Batman yet and we won't even have to deal with stupid voice machine cause Robert Pattinson is a true intellectual who will say f*ck no im British my faux American accent is funny enough. Ben Affleck who? https://t.co/eixAWaKnob — sarah â¤ï¸ (@xosarahmarieeee) May 17, 2019 Robert Pattinson is going to be the new Batman, proving to us all that vampires really do turn into bats pic.twitter.com/UW1TApFHbj — Kelsey (@notkelseyleigh) May 17, 2019 Me leaving the MCU fandom after they killed Iron Man to enter the DCEU after they announced Robert Pattinson as Batman. pic.twitter.com/oe1qP03iid — BLHiiiiee (@3000gv) May 17, 2019 Leaked photo of Robert Pattinson #Batman suit. pic.twitter.com/3YoZaQsyF8 — MoØ­ib (@OkarimMD) May 17, 2019 All those people complaining about Robert Pattinson being the new Batman clearly haven't watched any of his movies. pic.twitter.com/io6uWgrgO7 — someday (@robstenmemories) May 17, 2019
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