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  1. Most people admire Arjun Kapoor not just for his impeccable acting skills but also for his sharp personal style. Unlike his contemporaries, Arjun's fashion aesthetics can be grouped in the category of understated, fresh and still rather relatable. In fact, Arjun loves his logo t-shirts and has a penchant for unconventional sneakers as well. When it comes to his everyday style however, he's been experimenting with quite a few trends lately. Here's exhibit A: © farfetch He further completed the look with black sneakers from Nike X A-COLD-WALL, Zoom Vomero 5 that come for the price of Rs.14,000 approximately. A triple black silhouette, the sneaker's details include a Nike swoosh, a branded insole, a ridged rubber sole, and a noticeable block heel counter with ACW branding. The blocked heel at the back are positioned like wings but are shaped like a brick block which makes these sneakers unique. © farfetch Arjun's style has always been dynamic just like his acting in a plethora of films that we've seen so far. This only proves that apart from his stellar outfits, Arjun's sneaker collection is filled with rare finds like this one. View the full article
  2. Talk about Karma and the first thing that comes to mind is that it will find the most innovative ways to prove that sheâs a b*tch. Regardless of everything thatâs been going on with Vijay Mallya and his attempts at evading his fate, Karma has found other ways of screwing with Mallyaâs life and holding him accountable for murdering a thousand dreams and running off. © Twitter It wasn't too long ago when the news came that Mallya has gone bankrupt and was living off his partner and children, after having put up his personal assets for settlement to the Karnataka High Court. © Twitter However, now Vijay Mallya was quoted as saying, "I request the banks with folded hands, take 100% of your principal back, immediately." But how can that be possible when he announced his bankruptcy not so long ago? How do you then Mr Mallaya plan to keep your words and produce the thousands of crores that are due? © ANI While we donât think selling your kidneys or your child will be an option, there has to be a magic trick in your hat for you to have turned so generous and thoughtful after all this time. People are not ready to buy into his âhumble requestâ either and have their own share of queries they want answered pronto! Soot samet What about interests ? Country is eagerly waiting for him for necessary action. â Sudhakar (@smishra169) February 14, 2020 This man went a step ahead @TheVijayMallya 9000 crores INR+7% annual rate of interest+govt. expenses on travel/investigation/stay/court etc. Mallya, u r supposed to pay Indian current govt. around 20000 crores INR. Pay up, surrender yourself, serve jail time & then RIP. Same 4 @PChidambaram_IN etc. pic.twitter.com/hu4SuC7ey2 â ð®ð³BJP for 2024-2054(majority in all States)ð®ð³ (@JaiBajrangBalie) February 14, 2020 To take it or not is the question. Jo aata hai lelo. â Jageet Singh (@jeetkhinde) February 14, 2020 The nation wants to know Well, who let them accumulate the dues to this collosal amount? Why not pull up earlier? Why every case turns out to be Vijay Mallya..??? â Shanmuga Nathan J. à®à®£à¯à®®à¯à®à®¨à®¾à®¤à®©à¯ (@Nathan_KB) February 14, 2020 Whom do we blame? Dia bhi to aapk pitaji ne h @RahulGandhi or Bhopal kaand waale damaad ji to apne ghar k petrol tanki se jet fuel bhara k saath me kingfisher ki 2-4 air hostess k saath America bheja tha â rajanikanth (@beingrajani) February 14, 2020 Okayâ¦? Dia bhi to aapk pitaji ne h @RahulGandhi or Bhopal kaand waale damaad ji to apne ghar k petrol tanki se jet fuel bhara k saath me kingfisher ki 2-4 air hostess k saath America bheja tha â rajanikanth (@beingrajani) February 14, 2020 We suppose Mallyaâs extradition and persecution are the only things that will satisfy the masses with him having put so many peopleâs lives and dreams to jeopardy. We want the money thatâs due, but we also want to see him punished for having dared to play with our money, trust and futures. View the full article
  3. Since June last year, Australia has been engulfed by large bushfires, causing severe damage Down Under with approximately 46 million acres of land burnt, over 5,900 buildings destroyed, 30 people dead and over one billion animals killed including the possible extinction of many endangered species. And while big names and organisations from all over the world, including Hockey India did their bit to help the victims of the devastation, Cricket Australia took the latest and probably the biggest step in which they invited some of the biggest names of the previous generation of cricketing legends to play an exhibition match and collect funds. 61840 runs 171 centuries 4 World Cups trophies And Billion Memories ... in one frame 𤯠Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky ponting @sachin_rt#BigAppeal | #BushfireCricketBashpic.twitter.com/8zlPPDTgzD â Sachinð®ð³ Tendulkar FC CrickeTendulkar (@CrickeTendulkar) February 9, 2020 Being played at the Junction Oval, Melbourne, the Bushfire Cricket Bash also led to some of the finest gentlemen of the game in Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara to come out of retirement, pad up and play some knocks. While Tendulkar was supposed to be the coach of the Ponting XI team led by former Aussie skipper Ricky Ponting, it was 2019 Women's Cricketer of the Year, Ellyse Perry who challenged the Master Blaster to bat for one over to her deliveries. Not our day today, but we're gearing up for a huge day tomorrow with the Bushfire Cricket Bash straight after our must-win match against England!@sachin_rt, keen for a hit in the middle to rustle up a few more $ for bushfire affected communities? https://t.co/aKGDE5AH4f pic.twitter.com/RtAxyot7ow â Australian Women's Cricket Team (@AusWomenCricket) February 8, 2020 "Hey Sachin, it's awesome to have you out here in Australia supporting the Bushfire match," she had said. "We'd love to have a bowl to you and obviously fetch a few balls from over the boundary that you've hit. "We thought it would be an awesome way to raise a bit more money for the Bushfire Appeal, which I know you're already doing so much for,â she added. Tendulkar, who is a natural competitor and is willing to go that extra mile to collect enough funds for a good cause, had to say yes. Sounds great Ellyse. I would love to go out there & bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury). Hope we can generate enough money for this cause, & to get me out there in the middle. You can get involved & donate now on https://t.co/IObcYarxKr https://t.co/gl3IVirCBY â Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) February 8, 2020 "Sounds great Ellyse," said the 46-year-old. "I would love to go out there and bat an over (much against the advice of my doctor due to my shoulder injury),â he tweeted. "Hope we can generate enough money for this cause, and to get me out there in the middle." And surely enough, we saw Tendulkar walk to the pitch, padded up in an unprecedented green and gold jersey and face Perry for six deliveries. Ellyse Perry bowls Sachin Tendulkar bats This is what dreams are made of ð¤©pic.twitter.com/WksKd50ks1 â ICC (@ICC) February 9, 2020 And even though it has been a while since Tendulkar did it, as soon as he saw the ball pacing towards him, his natural instincts took over and he edged the ball for four. On the other hand, a 50-year-old Brian Lara, who was suppose to bat for Pontingâs team ended up with the shot of the evening: 50 is just an age number, the class of Brian Lara is permanent. #BushfireCricketBash pic.twitter.com/5dpGbgrWQ7 â FuuuuCk Sazz (@Sazzz0007) February 9, 2020 That exaggerated backlift. That brilliant footwork. That lovely bat swing. That ball in the air and across the boundary and that smile on the face. The adults wonât forget and the kids wonât understand. Hereâs how Twitter reacted on this rare occasion: Didn't imagine that @sachin_rt...will bat with @KookaburraCkt...and that too in @CricketAus...Jersey...#SachinTendulkar...#Sachin... pic.twitter.com/4hihMdFmyK â Josh Akhil (@I_JoshAkhil) February 9, 2020Dreams of Australians and Indians fulfilled within those 6 balls. Who would have thought we will see @sachin_rt play in an Aussie jersey in Australia again #BigAppeal #BushfireCricketBash #bushfirebash â Umair (@imumair10) February 9, 2020Thank you Australia cricket.. After 5 half years Sachin action in Field. â satz (@sathishklove007) February 9, 2020The greatest player ever to wear a Green & Gold !!! #BushfireCricketBash â M!ts (@Mitsuperstar) February 9, 2020Just watch carefully , The batting stance of @sachin_rt is same when he scored hundreds as teenager (younger tendulkar) unlike a still (more matured) and high backlift... @Fancricket12 @ManiTweets14 @Vivek7968 â Vishi... (@IamShailabh) February 9, 2020Most stylish batsman I've ever seen.. what flair.. beautiful! â Deb (@DebVaani) February 9, 2020Is there anything else more beautiful than this??? â ج٠بات ÛÛ (@Atif_baig47) February 9, 2020Windies need Lara back in the team. URGENT ! â Charlie Joe (@CharlieJoe4) February 9, 2020 View the full article
  4. After restoration and renovation of the building, members of the Hindu community will be able to use it as a place of worship
  5. Hardik Pandya is known to be one of the more flamboyant cricketers to represent Team India in international matches. He is considered to be a fashion icon, one of the better all-rounders the roster boasts and a vital cog of the squad as far as the ICC Menâs T20 World Cup 2020 is concerned. On September 22, 2019, India were playing their final T20I against South Africa in Bengaluru when the cricketer complained of lower back issues. The medical staff of the Indian cricket board (BCCI) consulted a panel of England-based spine specialists who recommended surgery for âa long-term solutionâ of this issue, according to the statement released by the organisation. Pandya underwent the successful operation on October 4, 2019 and was scheduled to begin his rehabilitation soon. âSurgery done successfully. Extremely grateful to everyone for your wishes. Will be back in no time! Till then miss me,â Pandya captioned a post on his Instagram account. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@hardikpandya93) Pandya then went on to make good on other aspects of his life. He proposed to marry his girlfriend NataÅ¡a StankoviÄ and got engaged. He then started uploading videos of doing pilates and bowling and batting sessions in the nets regularly. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@hardikpandya93) Last month, a day after India made a historic comeback in the ODI series against Aaron Finchâs Australian side to win the second and third matches, the BCCI announced that Pandya was unfit for the upcoming New Zealand series. Given the severity of the surgery, it was understandable. Then news came that Pandya was selected for the India âAâ team, which was to compete against New Zealand XI only to confirm that he was ruled out due to not recovering completely. Less than a week ago, BCCI bossman Sourav Ganguly later confirmed that Pandya was not even fit enough to compete in domestic cricket. According to Ganguly, the 26-year-old was at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru and was working on getting his back better. And yet Pandya was made to take a fitness test for the upcoming Test series against the Blackcaps. Hardik Pandya ruled out of the Test Series against New Zealand #HardikPandya | https://t.co/cdRhWJtTxn â LatestLY (@latestly) February 1, 2020 The constant shift in Pandyaâs timeline to recovery only begs the question: why is the BCCI in such a hurry to make him return to the field? Sure, he is one of the best all-rounders we have and it is important for Pandya to get some miles under his feet ahead of the T20 World Cup, but we still have over eight months between today and the first match India is going to play during the tournament in Australia. Also, it is not as if the Men in Blue are struggling without the Baroda-born by their side. Ever since Pandya went out with the injury in September, India have played against six teams in 23 matches (including all formats of the game) and have won 19 of them. Lower back injuries are never easy to recover from. When Pandya was contemplating surgery, the doctors made it clear that he would not be able to return to his usual self until 3-4 months since the day of operation. It is wrong to expect Pandya to play his kind of cricket before this season of the Indian Premier League. Instead of making him go through fitness tests and hurrying his comeback, the BCCI should give him time to recover at his own pace. View the full article
  6. Holding an unbeatable 2-1 series lead, England were 192 for four when bad light ended a rain-shortened day.
  7. Holding an unbeatable 2-1 series lead, England were 192 for four when bad light ended a rain-shortened day.
  8. As the Delhi Elections loom ever closer, one of the fiercest campaign battlefields is turning out to be Twitter, rather unsurprisingly. Yesterday evening, the BJP Twitter account decided to highlight party President Amit Shahâs statements criticising the AAP governmentâs recently advertised free Wi-Fi scheme. à¤à¥à¤à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤² à¤à¥ à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¥ à¤à¤¹à¤¾ था à¤à¤¿ पà¥à¤°à¥ दिलà¥à¤²à¥ मà¥à¤ फà¥à¤°à¥ Wi-Fi à¤à¤° दà¥à¤à¤à¤¾à¥¤ मà¥à¤ रासà¥à¤¤à¥ मà¥à¤ Wi-Fi ढà¥à¤à¤¢à¤¤à¥ हà¥à¤ à¤à¤¯à¤¾ हà¥à¤, लà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¨ बà¥à¤à¤°à¥ à¤à¤¤à¥à¤® हॠà¤à¤ मà¤à¤° Wi-Fi नहà¥à¤ मिला: शà¥à¤°à¥ @AmitShah pic.twitter.com/oTEfBkbOPA â BJP Delhi (@BJP4Delhi) January 23, 2020 âKejriwal-ji, you said that I will make free Wi-Fi in all of Delhi. I came on the way looking for Wi-Fi - the battery ran out but could not find the Wi-Fi.â Mere hours later however, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwalâs Twitter account hit back with a quick-witted reply. सर, हमनॠफ़à¥à¤°à¥ wi-fi à¤à¥ साथ साथ फ़à¥à¤°à¥ बà¥à¤à¤°à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤°à¥à¤à¤¿à¤à¤ à¤à¤¾ भॠà¤à¤à¤¤à¤à¤¼à¤¾à¤® à¤à¤° दिया हà¥à¥¤ दिलà¥à¤²à¥ मà¥à¤ 200 यà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤ बिà¤à¤²à¥ फ़à¥à¤°à¥ हà¥à¥¤ https://t.co/eCe51evCFz â Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) January 24, 2020 âSir, we have also arranged free battery charging along with free Wi-Fi. Delhi has 200 units of electricity free of cost,â quipped Kejriwal, pointing towards the recent power subsidies that have made his party hugely popular in the capital. Several users followed suit, as the post gained more traction through the afternoon: WiFi ka password hai: AccountMein15lakhAaGaye Amit Shah ne password daala hi nahi toh wifi kaise connect hota â Kapil (@kapsology) January 24, 2020 pic.twitter.com/BsRackQjYu â Rishi (@Rishi04798295) January 24, 2020@AmitShah Amit sir, 50 car ke kafila n jammer ko hatake aam insan ki tarah nikalte to wifi bhi milta n charging station bhi.Jammer me net kaise ayga?apne bola tha kaha h cctv camera lakin baad me dikhaya tha na @msisodia sir ne cctv footage apka â BharatMataKiJai (@NirankushKejri1) January 24, 2020Really Sri Kejriwal has made his state example for other CM by relaxing 200 units electricity unit free for Delhi consumers. He is really god father for Delhi residents. He has done what he has committed not fake like jumla party. â B. B. Mohanty (@bibhukhusi) January 24, 2020.@AmitShah à¤à¤ª à¤à¥à¤°à¥à¤¨à¥à¤²à¥à¤à¥ समà¤à¤¿à¤, पहलॠबिà¤à¤²à¥ फà¥à¤°à¥ à¤à¤°à¥à¤à¤à¥, फिर wifi लà¤à¤µà¤¾ à¤à¤° डाà¤à¤¾ फà¥à¤°à¥ दà¥à¤à¤à¥à¥¤ ताà¤à¤¿ à¤à¤ªà¤à¥ à¤à¤à¤à¤°à¤¨à¥à¤ à¤à¤° à¤à¤¾à¤°à¥à¤à¤¿à¤à¤ दà¥à¤¨à¥ à¤à¥ सà¥à¤µà¤¿à¤§à¤¾ मिल सà¤à¥à¥¤ â Vivek Gupta (@30guptavivek) January 24, 2020बाà¤à¥ राà¤à¥à¤¯à¥à¤ मॠà¤à¤¨à¤à¥ भà¤à¥à¤¤à¥à¤ सॠपà¥à¤à¥ तॠà¤à¤¹à¤¤à¥ हॠ70 साल à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤à¤°à¤¾ हॠसाफ़ à¤à¤°à¤¨à¥ मॠसमय तॠलà¤à¥à¤à¤¾! यहॠभà¤à¥à¤¤ दिलà¥à¤²à¥ मॠ: यॠà¤à¥à¤¯à¥ नहà¥à¤ हà¥à¤? वॠà¤à¥à¤¯à¥ नहà¥à¤ हà¥à¤? वाह रॠदà¥à¤à¤²à¥ ð¤¦ââï¸ð¤¦ââï¸ð¤¦ââï¸ à¤à¤¿à¤¤à¤¨à¥ à¤à¤¾à¤® à¤à¥à¤à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤² नॠ5 साल मॠà¤à¤° लिठवॠतà¥à¤® à¤à¤¿à¤à¤¦à¤à¥ मॠना à¤à¤° सà¤à¤¤à¥! Only AAP for future of India ð®ð³ð®ð³ ð®ð³ â Anup Agrawal (@anupagrawal23) January 23, 2020With only 15 days to go for Delhiâs elections, Kejriwal is hoping that recent populist measures, such as free power, water subsidies and system improvements along with education reforms will make this year a clean sweep win for the AAP. His last (and first) elections in 2015 led to the party winning a resounding 76 of 80 seats. Meanwhile, the BJP has resorted to contradictory measures - simultaneously criticising while looking to one-up AAPâs promises. Kejriwalâs BJP counterpart Manoj Tiwari recently claimed that his party would offer âfive times moreâ to the people of Delhi. Hot air or genuine campaigning? Weâll just have to see. View the full article
  9. In a move that left most Malayalis incandescent with rage, the IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) replaced some Kerala dishes on the menu with North Indian ones. A decision that did not go down well with a lot of people, irrespective of where they hailed from. The Kerala menu which consisted of Puttu, Kadala curry, egg curry, Appam and Pazham Pori was replaced with Rajma Chawal, Chole Bhature, Pav Bhaji, Khichdi, Samosa and a few other classic North Indian dishes. Soon enough, online outrage followed, mostly led by Keralites, after which the IRCTC issued a clarification saying that all the earlier items on the Kerala menu will be restored. This is the perfect example of why one needs to speak up for what they love, especially when it comes to food. And one thing is for sure...you can't come between a Malayali and his/her love for food. I welcome @IRCTCofficial decision to withdraw earlier decision to exclude Kerala delicacies from railway menu. It was the sentiments of Kerala I echoed to Chairman Mr. MP Mall. IRCTC officials visited me today & handed over the reinstated menu. We got fish curry meals as a bonus! pic.twitter.com/3KRgmqtw2G â Hibi Eden (@HibiEden) January 22, 2020 Nevertheless, a lot of people gave the IRCTC a piece of their mind over their decision to replace the menu in the first place. Malayalis dont eat Rajma chawal, Chhole bhature, Pav bhaji & Khichdi. Even South Indians dont eat it. First they came for our Language, now they're coming for our Food. Cultural Fascism at your door steps. â Advaid (@Advaidism) January 20, 2020 As someone who grew up in Bombay and Ahmedabad till age 18, i have seen no Malayali even wanting to eat Rajma chawal and Khichdi. As the article says, There are complaints that north Indian food items are being imposed. â Advaid (@Advaidism) January 20, 2020 Piyush it's not fair man, you can't make it as you want it.. Don't waste your time and energy and ours too.. Your poor punch won't break the rock instead it would break your phalanges.. Error! Filename not specified.ð½ â Refugee Rameez Raja (@RajaRefugee) January 21, 2020 Even as a north Indian, I would not want to eat rajma chawal or chhole bhature at south Indian railway stations. There's a charm in getting down at stations to have the local dish of that region. The govt. will destroy that! â Abhishek Saxena (@asaxena87) January 21, 2020 I got sick by eating Rajma Chawal everyday in my hostel in Noida. As a Malayali, this is a big no no. Chanakam ithina kaati nallatha aayirkum 𤢠â Afsal Rehman (@TheBManipulator) January 20, 2020 Let's send @PiyushGoyal some of our Kerala dishes ... Parcel after parcel of pazhampori... He will be convert then... Oh sorry fan ... â hamara desh (@agkallingal) January 20, 2020According to Indiatimes, the changes were made in November 2019 itself but were revealed to the public a few days ago and it didnât go down well with either the local politicians or the railway passengers of Kerala. As a clarification, IRCTC took to Twitter and wrote, âIn view of the demand from passengers and representations received, IRCTC has fully authorised its local offices in zones and regions to bring more items as per the local taste and regional preferences within one week as snack meals.â In view of the demand from passengers and representations received, IRCTC has fully authorised it's local offices in zones and regions to bring more items as per the local taste and regional preferences within one week as snack meals. â IRCTC (@IRCTCofficial) January 21, 2020 We're sure our Malayali chettan and chechis will be pleased as punch, now that their fav snacks are back on the menu! View the full article
  10. BJP West Bengal chapter president Dilip Ghosh. Photo courtesy Orissa PostA senior leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) on Sunday said that the government is committed to implementing the proposed nationwide National Register of India and announced that the government will send back 10 million Bangladeshi Muslims living in the West Bengal state illegally, Indian media reported. BJP's West Bengal unit chief Dilip Ghosh passed the remarks while addressing a rally in the Indian city of Barasat. Ghosh said that those opposing the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) are “anti-Bengali and against the idea of India”. He alleged that 10 million illegal Muslims have been "thriving" in West Bengal and taking advantage of the government's Rs2 per kg subsidy on rice. "We will send them back," he announced. "These illegal Bangladeshi Muslims are involved in arsons across the state," Ghosh alleged. The BJP leader said that he did not fear being labelled a communal for supporting the cause of Hindu refugees, who had to run for their life after due to religious persecution. "Those who are opposing the CAA are either anti-India or anti-Bengali. They are against the idea of India that is why they are opposing Hindu refugees getting citizenship," claimed Ghosh. Also read: 2,838 Pakistanis given citizenships by Modi govt in last 6 years, claims Indian minister The BJP leader said his "heart bleed for infiltrators" while taking a jibe at prominent personalities, for opposing the CAA and the proposed nationwide NRC. "What about Hindu refugees? They don't have any answers. This is a double standard," Ghosh asked. India has been rocked by protests against the controversial citizenship law introduced by the Modi-led government at the backend of 2019. For many analysts, the protests have become a major challenge for the Indian government. The law, which offers fast-track citizenship to non-Muslim nationals from three neighbouring countries, is the latest policy instituted by Modi's government that critics accuse of marginalising Muslims in the Hindu-majority nation. Also read: Indian teacher suspended for telling schoolgirls opposing CAA to 'go to Pakistan' During his nearly six years in power, BJP has renamed places with Islamic-origin names, rewritten history textbooks to diminish or discredit the role of Muslim leaders, and stripped the Muslim-dominated region of Kashmir of its special autonomy. Modi has insisted the legislation will have no impact on Muslims, however his party's 2019 election pledge to conduct a nationwide survey to identify illegal immigrants has raised fears among Muslims of becoming stateless, with no fast-track naturalisation option available to them.
  11. Going past one opponent after another in what has turned out to be a dominant home season in recent months, the high-flying Indian cricket team was shot down to the ground by a clinical Australian brigade that romped to a commanding 10-wicket win in the 1st ODI at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The prolific form of Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul in recent matches had the Indian team management and selectors convinced that they should play all their opening batsmen, including Rohit Sharma, in the ODI series opener. The move saw Rohit and Dhawan, quite understandably, opening the innings and Rahul occupying Virat Kohli's preferred No. 3 slot, pushing the Indian captain further down to No. 4. While the move would have surely looked like a masterstroke on the drawing board, it had quite an opposite effect on the kind of result Team India and their fans would have hoped for. Rohit's dismissal at the score of 10 runs had India on the back foot early on, but a brilliant 121-run stand for the second wicket between Dhawan and Rahul probably had Kohli & Co believing that tinkering with their usual line-up was still going to pay off. But, it didn't. © Twitter/@BCCI Rahul and Dhawan, the biggest accumulators for India in the match, were sent back into the hut in a space of two overs. With a decent score on the board and still more than 30 overs left to play, India needed a partnership and the onus was on captain Kohli. But, a lack of respect to Adam Zampa saw Kohli joining Dhawan and Rahul in the pavilion sooner than the Wankhede crowd would have expected. Then, it was Shreyas Iyer's turn to take the long walk back into the Indian dressing room as the hosts found themselves reeling at 164/5 in 33 overs. Luckily, Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja steadied the ship for the home side with a crucial 49-run partnership to keep India in the hunt for a decent total. And, a 26-run stand between Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav later in the innings saw India posting 255 runs on board. For a team that boasts of one of the strong batting line-ups in the sport, India could only manage a below-par total. But, with Shami, Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav bolstering their bowling attack, many believed that it was probably enough to contain the touring Aussies. However, contrary to popular perception, the Indian attack conceded the biggest ODI stand against them ever - courtesy centurions Aaron Finch and David Warner. © Reuters Playing his first ODI in over six months, Bumrah, and even Shami, struggled to hit the right lengths and barely troubled the Australian opening duo. The Indian seamers were initially too full and then overcompensated by going too short. And, the familiarity with the conditions due to the IPL experience saw Warner and Finch making merry as batting became easier under lights. On the other hand, the spin bowling duo of Kuldeep and Ravindra Jadeja, too, looked ordinary while conceding over five runs an over. But, the weakest link in the Indian bowling attack turned out to be Shardul Thakur who bowled just five overs and was plundered for 43 runs, conceding almost nine runs an over. In the eight matches he has played so far, this was his 3rd ODI wherein he went wicketless. To make matters worse, Shardul, who bagged the 'Man of the Match' award in the last T20I against Sri Lanka, has struggled for success since 2019 and remains one of the most expensive bowlers in the 50-over format among those who have bowled a minimum of 20 overs. His economy rate of 6.49 in ODIs is the second-highest among all Indian bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 50 overs bowled in the 50-over format. © Twitter/@BCCI âTotally outplayed in all three departments. Itâs a very strong Australian team, and if you donât play well enough, they will hurt you. In phases, we were too respectful against their bowlers and didnât take the game by the scruff of the neck. Itâs another challenge to bounce back from here,â Kohli had said after their tame loss. But, a closer look at India's tactics in the 1st ODI reveals that their decision to play all three openers disrupted the flow in their line-up. Playing Rohit, Dhawan and Rahul meant that India had to make do without a middle-order specialist - something that they dearly missed in the middle-overs as wickets kept tumbling. © Reuters Furthermore, accommodating the prominent trio made India rely on Shardul's batting lower down the order which also didn't pay off as he could only score 13 runs. And, the key impact came on the bowling line-up that India had to persist with five bowlers and rued the absence of a sixth bowler, even a part-timer who could give the hosts some respite when their bowlers were getting clobbered all over the park. Finding themselves in a must-win situation, the Kohli-led India need to stick to the basics and bring normalcy back to their line-up, especially in the upcoming clashes in Rajkot and Bengaluru, where the pitches are expected to be flatter and the boundaries relatively shorter. The time for tinkering with the playing XI is over and the hosts need to get it right in the 2nd ODI, else it will be their second straight ODI series loss to Australia at home. View the full article
  12. Courteney Cox had Jennifer Aniston’s back after her splits with Brad Pitt, Justin TherouxJennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox were best friends in Friends and real life has been no different for them either as the two are still closer than ever. The BFF duo of the Friends costars have shared an endearing friendship since the past 30 years and it appears that the two are going stronger than ever as they were recently spotted enjoying a dinner together at the San Vicente Bungalows. Details of their friendship was brought to light by a source who spilled to HollywoodLife: “Jen cherishes her friendship with Courteney, they’ve seen each other through so many seasons, so many ups and downs and proven again and again that they can trust each other.” “They’ve been best friends for almost thirty years, at this point, there’s really no one Jen is closer to,” the insider continued. The two who had essayed the roles of Monica Gellar and Rachel Green in the iconic 90’s sitcom were said to “always have each other’s backs and Jen has said many times that she doesn’t know what she’d do without Courteney in her life.” Hinting at Jennifer’s split in 2005 with Brad Pitt and later with Justin Theroux in 2018, the grapevine said: “During Jen’s toughest times Courteney has always been there, by her side helping her cope.”
  13. KARACHI: A woman who 'came back to life' after being declared dead by doctors the previous day, passed away on Thursday. Rasheeda Bibi, 50, was pronounced dead by doctors at the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Wednesday but 'came back to life' a few minutes later, succumbed to illness today (Thursday). The hospital administration said Rasheeda had been kept in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where she passed away today. She was suffering from paralysis. Thinking her to be dead, the hospital administration had placed her in the morgue for 45 minutes. It was when she was taken for a bath or ghusl that Rasheeda opened her eyes, indicating there was still life in her.
  14. Iranian experts begin their investigation into why a Ukrainian airliner crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board. IRNA/Akbar Tavakoli/via AFPIranian authorities have said a Ukrainian airliner, which crashed outside Tehran with the loss of all 176 people on board, had turned back after suffering a problem, as Ukrainian experts joined the investigation Thursday. Both Canada and the United States called for a full investigation to determine the cause of Wednesday's crash, which came shortly after Tehran launched missiles at US forces in Iraq in response to the killing of a top Iranian general in a US drone strike in Baghdad. There was no immediate indication that foul play may have caused the Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) plane to go down soon after take-off, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned against speculating on the crash causes. "The plane, which was initially headed west to leave the airport zone, turned right following a problem and was headed back to the airport at the moment of the crash," the Iranian Civil Aviation Organisation said on its website late Wednesday. "The plane disappeared from radar screens the moment it reached 8,000 feet (2,400 metres). The pilot sent no radio message about the unusual circumstances. "According to eyewitnesses, a fire was seen on board the plane which grew in intensity," the organisation added, reporting the first findings of its investigation into the crash. The organisation said it had questioned witnesses both on the ground and on board a second aircraft which was flying above the Ukrainian Boeing 737 as the disaster unfolded. Santa doll in wreckageHeartbreaking details started emerging about the victims, most of them from Iran and Canada. Body bags were lined up on the ground, and the passengers' personal items — including luggage, clothes, a Santa Claus doll, and a boxing glove — were scattered in the debris. According to Ukraine, 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 10 Swedes, four Afghans, three Germans, and three Britons were on board, as well as 11 Ukrainians — including nine crew. About 30 came from the Iranian community around Edmonton, capital of Alberta province in western Canada, where resident Payman Parseyan described the tragedy as "devastating". "Every one of our community members was touched in one way or another," Parseyan told Canada's national broadcaster CBC. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered his "sincere condolences" to the bereaved families. No cooperation with USSome 45 Ukrainian aviation experts and security officials flew to Tehran early Thursday to participate in the investigation, including "deciphering the black boxes" discovered by Iranian authorities at the crash site, Ukraine's President Zelensky said. They will also seek to identify the remains of Ukrainian victims with a view to repatriating them. Iran's civil aviation chief, Ali Abedzadeh, said Iran would cooperate with Ukraine, but not send the black boxes to the United States, with which it has had no diplomatic relations for four decades. Without naming Iran directly, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement calling for "complete cooperation with any investigation into the cause of the crash". According to aviation experts, only a handful of countries are capable of analysing black boxes — notably Britain, France, Germany, and the US. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government would ensure a "thorough investigation" and that "Canadians' questions are answered". Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne spoke by telephone on Thursday with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif, Tehran said. Canada is home to a large Iranian diaspora, and UIA offers relatively inexpensive flights between Toronto and Tehran, with a layover in Kiev. UIA, the ex-Soviet country's privately-owned main carrier, said flight PS752 took off from Tehran airport at 6:10AM and disappeared from radars minutes later. It slammed into farmland at Khalaj Abad, in Shahriar county, about 45 kilometres (just under 30 miles) northwest of the airport, Iranian state media said. A video aired by Iran's state broadcaster appeared to show the plane already on fire as it fell. The airline said the Boeing 737 had been built in 2016 and checked only two days before the accident. It was UIA's first fatal crash.
  15. Yasir Hussain ever since he tied the knot to his longtime ladylove Iqra Aziz has been keeping his fans in the loop about their fairy tale nuptials. However, turns out that not all of his 1.2 followers on Instagram are too elated about the continuous updates pouring in about their wedding ceremony. One such negative comment caught the eye of the Chhalaawa actor who wasted no time in clapping back and hammering the troll instead of facing flak himself. An Instagram user had dropped the comment: “Bhai kitni Baar upload karoge ye video...abhi tak nikah k sadme me ho kya [How many times will you upload this video? Are you still unable to get out of the shock of marriage]?” Yasir was quick to point his guns towards the netizen as he soon struck back bringing out his A-game in trolling the troll. He said: “tum se thori hui hai jo sadmy mai rahonga. mai toh khushi se laga raha hun [I didn’t get married to you for me to still be in shock. I’m putting these up happily].” Soon after, social media users were clinging on to the thread below his Instagram post and applauding the actor for his response.
  16. The Motor Vehicles Act, amended by the Parliament last year, simply states that if you violate traffic rules and regulations, you will definitely pay a much greater fine, and might also face longer imprisonment, than what existed before. The several penalties for violating traffic rules have been hiked up to five times under this amended act. Most penalties are a reiteration of pre-existing traffic rules, which the public is aware of, whereas some of these penalties are new. And now we have a crazy challan incident yet again. Remember the helmet-less man on the scooter who paid a challan of Rs 23,000? If you think that was huge, read further about this incident in Ahmedabad. According to a report in NDTV, a Porsche owner was stopped at Helmet crossroads in Ahmedabad as the car did not have number plates. On being questioned by the traffic police, the driver also failed to produce valid documents of the vehicle. The car was issued an RTO memo under Motor Vehicles Act in November last year and was initially fined for a huge sum of Rs 9.8 lakh. However, later the RTO found out old records and many more violations and finally, the driver was imposed a penalty of Rs. 27.68 lakh. Check out the Ahmedabad Police's tweet https://t.co/KDjkhssFhO — Ahmedabad Police (@AhmedabadPolice) January 8, 2020 If you're wondering how did the amount sum up to be this much? Well, here's how. According to Indian Express, Police sub-inspector M B Virja said, “This car was imported in 2017. Though the owner had initially registered the vehicle in Haryana, the number plates were missing when the car was impounded." "Since the car is now in Gujarat, the RTO calculated the lifetime tax, interest on unpaid tax and penalty at Rs 27.68 lakh. The owner took back his car on Tuesday after showing us the receipt," he added. The owner of the car, Ranjit Desai paid Rs 27.86 lakh to the RTO that were pending and took back his Porsche 911 sports car from Ahmedabad Traffic Police. View the full article
  17. If there's anything Salman Khan is known for apart from acting, Bigg Boss and controversy, it is the fact that he is also very generous. And every other day, the actor gives us a proof of the same with his random 'acts of kindness' and spoiling his friends by showering expensive gifts on them. And the newest addition to his list of celebrities at the receiving end of expensive gifts, is his Dabangg 3 co-star Kichcha Sudeep. © SKF films Kannada superstar Kichcha Sudeep, who played the villain Bali Singh in Dabangg 3, was recently surprised by Salman Khan who gifted him a Rs 1.55 crore BMW M5 post the success of the movie. Sudeep shared the pictures on social media thanking Salman for his generosity, "Good always happens when u do good. @beingsalmankhan sir made me believe this line further when this surprise landed at home along with him. BMW M5... a sweetest gesture." View this post on Instagram Good always happens when u do good. @beingsalmankhan sir made me believe this line further when this surprise landed at home along with him. BMW M5.... ð¤ .. a sweetest gesture. Thank u for the luv u have showered on me n my family sir. It was an honour to have worked with u n to have had u vist us.ð¤ð¤ð¥ A post shared by kicchasudeep (@kichchasudeepa) on Jan 7, 2020 at 12:44am PST He further wrote, "Thank you for the love you have showered on me and my family sir. It was an honour to have worked with you and to have had you visit us." This is not the first time Sudeep recieved a gift from Salman. Earlier, he got Salman's favourite jacket and wrote on Instagram, "A line SK sir said when he put this jacket on to me. 'I never thought I would ever part with this jacket'. He got his fav pets pic painted on this jacket in its memory. I know what it means to part with something that's deeply connected. Thank you for this love sir." View this post on Instagram A line SK sir said when he put this jacket on to me. "I never thought I would ever part with this jacket" . He got his fav pets pic painted on this jacket in its memory. I know what it mens to part with something that's deeply connected. Thank u for this luv sir. A post shared by kicchasudeep (@kichchasudeepa) on Dec 23, 2019 at 11:33pm PST Seriously, where can we sign up to be friends with Bhai? View the full article
  18. Pakistani actress Maya Ali was recently trolled for wearing a pair of ripped jeans, and instead of taking any offence the Teefa In Trouble starlet came up with a reply that proved she is blessed with a good sense of humor along with incredible acting skills. Ali had shared one of her photos on Instagram that showed her donning ripped jeans as she struck a pose on one of her vacations abroad. "I can buy you new jeans - that don’t have holes in them. Also you should ask for a raise," one of her over 3 million fans commented. Not only did the actor notice the comment, but also offered a funny reply. "I'll be grateful to you if you can give me your feather and diamante jeans.... I want some “glitter” in my life ria," she quipped with a ROFL emoji.
  19. When Jose Mourinho signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur, many were convinced that the Portuguse would drown the team even deeper in the points table of the Premier League than where they already were. However, ever since the former Manchester United manager was brought in, the Spurs have surged from their 14th place to an impressive 6th position within his first 10 games with a win percentage of 60. To be fair, protecting their own goal has not been all that great as the Hotspur defense has allowed at least two or more goals in seven of the first 10 games since Mouriho took over the driving seat. No teams should fear our defense right now, not even Norwich (no disrespect). Agree for the most part that it's not completely tactics. Individual performances must be better so hopefully Mourinho can tweak it. It's hard to see though right now. Defense was completely flat. — zman11215 (@spurdawg1) December 5, 2019 It is also true that the former La Liga championship winning coach hasn't got the time to breathe ever since he acquired his new job north of London. Having said that, it feels as if the infamously outspoken Mourinho might be back to make the headlines. Just like during the loss to Southampton when he ripped apart everyone on and off the field except his Lillywhites. It starts with Mourinho calling one of the coaching staff members of Southampton an “idiot” and then goes on to challenging the very existence of VAR. Mourinho also believed that St Mary's ballboys were well trained in delaying the game and wasting valuable time. Admitting to being issued a yellow card for being rude to his opponent's goalkeeping coach the Hotspur coach said: “I think the yellow card is fair because I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot. For some reason I was rude. But I was, and because I was rude I deserve the yellow card. Basically, I had bad words with the guy.” Jose Mourinho on his yellow card after spying on Southampton's tactics: "I think the yellow card is fair because I was rude, but I was rude to an idiot!" The real Jose is back. 𤣠pic.twitter.com/loaliWG1i8 — FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) January 1, 2020 “The second half was not easy,” he said. “They were winning, they were defending basically with 10 players, fighting hard and being aggressive, a good aggressive, with lots of fouls, lots of [times] the match stopped and the ballboys were well coached in the delaying of the game and there was not much play.” Angry at the VAR after losing his star player Harry Kane to a hamstring injury, a potential penalty opportunity missed. “In this moment the referees are not the referees. I think the VAR should change their name because 'video assistant referee', that's not true. It should be VR, video referees, because they are the referees, they are the assistant. It is strange because you see the referees on the pitch and they are not the referees, they are the assistant referees. The other guys in [Stockley Park], they are the ones that make the big decisions in the game.” It is also being rumoured that the “being rude” for which he was booked with a yellow card was because Mourinho went to the Southampton dugout and tried taking a look at their tactics. Mourinho got booked for taking a look at Southampton's tactics ð pic.twitter.com/3yHJWJK80P — ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 1, 2020 Here who football fans from all over the world reacted to the Portuguese returning to his notorious ways on getting under his opponents' skin: Bitter balls is back 𤣠Mourinho blatantly spies on Southampton tactics board, and is then rude to one of the assistant coaches. He receives a yellow, but he's not done there........ (check the video below ð) pic.twitter.com/psBwrOaMJT — The Editor (@FPLEditor) January 1, 2020 "I was rude. But I was rude to an idiot." Mourinho's explanation for his yellow card is basically my life mantra — Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) January 1, 2020 Jose Mourinho has just been booked for going over to Southampton's bench and literally reading their tactics on the notepad. Classic. pic.twitter.com/tALt9DGxHL — 360Sources (@360Sources) January 1, 2020 This is gonna be one of the funniest moment in the decade... — Mavis Iyoha (@Mavis_Iyoha) January 1, 2020 Mourinho starting off 2020 right, I see..New Year, Same Mourinho..ðð pic.twitter.com/qXdgm6AeQA — In memory of NYCFC (ain't dead(??) just coachless) (@LRMYSoccerOtter) January 1, 2020 I luv this guy. He is like those kid who doesnt want to study and same time doesn't want to come 2nd ð¤£ð¤£ð¤£ — RoY (@RoY06808830) January 1, 2020 He was trying to figure out if it was planned to get 20+ fouls in the game — WV Spurs (@WV_Spurs) January 1, 2020 View the full article
  20. CAPE TOWN: Ben Stokes returns to the scene of one of his most spectacular performances but the circumstances are different going into the second Test between England and South Africa at Newlands on Friday. Four years ago, Stokes thrashed 258 off 198 balls in a brutal display of power-hitting, collecting 11 sixes and sharing in a world Test record sixth wicket partnership of 399 with Jonny Bairstow, whose 150 not out from 191 balls was scarcely pedestrian. England went into that match 1-0 up in a four-Test series which they went on to win. This time they are the team needing to catch up after losing the opening encounter in Centurion. South Africa were captained by Hashim Amla, who effectively acknowledged his lack of aptitude for the job by resigning from it after the match despite making a double century of his own to ensure a high-scoring draw. On this occasion it is England's captain, Joe Root, who is under pressure because of his team's poor recent record away from home. Stokes, then, was on his way to becoming England's talisman, a status which he cemented during 2019, which ended with him being awarded an OBE in Britain's New Year honours list. Bairstow, though, has gone backwards. He seems unlikely to play at Newlands this time after failing with one and nine at Centurion, where he only played because of Ollie Pope's illness. Bonanza for battersNewlands in 2016 provided an unusually benign pitch for batters, with both teams scoring over 600 in a first innings which only ended late on the fourth day. It is the only one of the most recent 11 Test matches at Newlands, going back to 2011, to have ended in a draw. South Africa have won nine of the other ten, losing once. Totals over 400 have been rare, with only four instances other than the 2016 run feast. There is a new groundsman but it seems reasonable to expect a fair contest between bat and ball this time around. After winning the first Test in Centurion by 107 runs, South Africa are likely to make one forced change with opening batter Pieter Malan expected to win his first cap in place of the injured Aiden Markram. England opted to go into the first Test without a spinner but Newlands is a ground where spin bowlers are usually needed. It is a dilemma for England, with Jack Leach having been ill virtually since the team's arrival. Although he is now reportedly recovering and out of quarantine he is unlikely to be considered match fit. Leg-spinner Matt Parkinson was unimpressive in two warm-up matches and off-spinner Dom Bess, flown out on standby because of the illness in the camp, could be selected, possibly ahead of veteran fast bowler James Anderson. England's most potent fast bowler, Jofra Archer, did not bowl during net practice at Newlands on Wednesday because of a sore right elbow although he was able to bat and take part in fielding drills, according to a team spokesperson. Possible teamsSouth AfricaFaf du Plessis (captain), Dean Elgar, Pieter Malan, Zubayr Hamza, Rassie van der Dussen, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Dwaine Pretorius, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, and Anrich Nortje EnglandJoe Root (captain), Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Joe Denly, Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wkt), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, and Stuart Broad UmpiresKumar Dharmasena (SRI), Paul Reiffel (AUS); TV umpire: Chris Gaffaney (NZL) Match refereeAndy Pycroft (ZIM)
  21. Remember watching Bollywood horror movies as a kid? Wasn't it more or less a movie that was filmed around a poorani haveli, had a scary Ramu kaka and creaking doors? These films were more funny than scary. But not all of them were funny, as some of the films that we watched as kids can still give us nightmares. So, here is a list of Bollywood horror films that you cannot watch alone but loved watching them as a kid. 1. Makdee This film was directed by Vishal Bhardwaj and was also screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003. Shabana Azmi's scary costume actually made us believe in the presence of a character she was playing. The pit that was shown in her old mansion scared us kids to another level. The film was also promoted as The Web of The Witch in English. 2. Raaz This film has had its on-going sequels but the first one was the best of all. The film revolves around a story of a couple that is being haunted by a spirit of a woman. Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea who played the lead couple lived in an isolated huge house that had a forest nearby. This film till date can be watched again and again and will still give you goosebumps for sure. 3. Krishna Cottage If you don't remember this film, then we are judging you! A group of college kids is forced to stay at a deserted house called the Krishna Cottage at night and after that, unfortunate events start to happen. The cottage is haunted by a spirit which is now after Sohail Khan as the spirit was in love with him in her previous life. It sounds dramatic but it was really scary, try watching it tonight! 4. Vaastu Shastra It is a story of a family that moves into their new house with their son Rohan. Rohan befriends a kid who is actually a ghost and lives on a haunted tree that is located outside the house. Rohan keeps on talking to the kid and he is the only one who can see him. Sushmita sen plays the role of his mother in the film and thinks that he has an imaginary friend. Later, it turns out that the house is haunted by the dead. 5. Darna Mana Hai A group of six friends get stuck on a highway, and one by one tell each other scary stories. Each story continues to get scarier than the previous one and people start to go missing. © Ram Gopal Verma Productions Which one of these are you watching tonight? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  22. Welcome to the future. In retrospect, the 2010s saw a bevy of special-effects usage that took audiences and even filmmakers themselves by surprise. With 3D cinemas going mainstream across the world early on, filmmakers have clearly pushed the bill to make the movie-going experience more immersive than ever - but there's one trend this decade that brings some serious creative, legal and even ethical challenges in its wake, as tech gets closer and closer to reality - the resurrection of Hollywood stars, after they've passed away. Here are some of the decade's most iconic and uncanny performances from across the grave. Carrie Fisher - Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker © Disney/Lucasfilm After Fisher's sudden passing away at the age of 60, director J.J. Abrams was forced to alter the final Star Wars script and work with unused footage from the The Last Jedi's principal shooting. The result was a shockingly accurate reproduction of the actor, which several fans were emotional and overjoyed to see - giving her a fitting farewell after over 40 years of being the galaxy's favourite warrior-princess. Paul Walker - Furious 7 This might just be the one that started them all, if I think back to 2015. After Walker tragically died in a car accident back in 2013, his brothers stepped in, along with others, to use a combination of CGI and motion tracking to revive the fan favourite for one last ride - leading to what just might be the most (unexpectedly) emotional scene in a series usually famous for high-speed racing and fight sequences. Philip Seymour Hoffman - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 © Lionsgate Films One of the most talented performers within the Hunger Games franchise, Hoffman's death midway through the second film posed a series of challenges for director Francis Lawrence - who wanted to keep the academy-award winning actor in the film without the use of CGI. The answer? A bit of clever, discreet script-tailoring and camera placement. Brandon Lee - The Crow Probably one of the oldest examples of CGI resurrection on this list, it receives a special mention for being one of the most tragic, yet interesting stories in the Hollywood stunt trade. Brandon Lee, son of Bruce Lee was shot nearly point-blank with a .44 Magnum due to a fatal mistake from the film's special effects team. In desperation to save the film, the director cast Lee's stunt double for several of the film's remaining shoots. That same stuntman is Chad Stahelski - the man behind the now-famed John Wick series. Peter Cushing - Rogue One: A Star Wars Story In yet another Star Wars resurrection, this time the dark side would have one of its most iconic villains brought back to life - Grand Moff Tarkin. Originally played by veteran British actor Peter Cushing, the character was revived through the efforts of yet another BBC and British theatre stalwart, Guy Henry - over twenty years after the former passed away. I'm sure by now a little question entered your mind - films are fine, but what about ads? Audrey Hepburn Unsurprisingly, capitalism won the day here, and not just with anyone, but some of the 20th century's biggest names in film. There's this chocolate ad featuring Audrey Hupburn, over 20 years after she expired: Sure, both her sons signed consent on this - but it does make you wonder about the ethical ramifications of owning a dead person's likeness. Would Hepburn have agreed to do this if she were alive? Does she even like dark chocolate? We will never know. Bruce Lee Hepburn's resurrection, though somewhat on-the-fence, took over a year of painstaking work from a CGI studio to finish. Much unluckier however, was the visage of martial-arts legend Bruce Lee - who honestly hasn't had the best on-screen portrayal in recent years. This is nothing new however - whiskey manufacturers Johnnie Walker used Bruce's CGI'd persona to basically sell whiskey, while conveniently ignoring that the man was a strict teetotaler himself. Not to mention that the CGI here is, to put it mildly - up to Chinese standards. With film legend James Dean due to make a digital reappearance next year, perhaps we'll be seeing even more of these cameos from the afterlife as we enter the 2020s. Is it creepy or cool though? Discuss with us in the comments! View the full article
  23. Zac Efron left fans alarmed after he was reported to have encountered a near-death experienceZac Efron left fans taken aback and alarmed after he was reported to have encountered a near-death experience while filming for an upcoming project The 32-year-old High School Musical actor was in the midst of shooting for his upcoming survival documentary in Papua New Guinea when he contracted a type of typhoid ahead of Christmas. Reports had cited the illness to be a form of "typhoid or similar bacterial infection", which, as per The Sunday Telegraph started worsening, leading to the actor getting flown to Australia on an immediate basis. Reports revealed the flight that the former Disney star took to Brisbane had reportedly been termed as a ‘life or death flight.’ After arriving to Brisbane, the actor was moved to St Andrews War Memorial Hospital where he received treatment for multiple days before he was given the authorization to head back to the US to celebrate Christmas. He is now said to be in a stable condition, halting the shoot of his show that encircles him embarking on dangerous adventures.
  24. Doctor Strange sequel to bring back Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow?Marvels fans after enduring the emotional roller coaster ride that was the Avengers: Endgame may be getting a chance to see their departed heroes once again. However, it looks like there may be a way the superheroes will be able to make their big comeback in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but not as their evil alternatives. A report by We Got This Covered, revealed that Iron Man, Black Widow and Captain America who are confirmed to no more be part of the franchise, may return in the upcoming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen. The report reveals that Marvel Studios’ President Kevin Feige has something special planned for the OG 6 Avengers as a multiverse is likely to get introduced in the Doctor Strange franchise. This, therefore, will be able to bring back characters that were presumed dead — for example: Loki. There is a twist to this, however, as the report further dishes details that it won’t be the original versions of the Avengers that will be making a comeback but their alternative ones from multiple universes and timelines, which also raises the possibility of them being evil.
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