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  1. There's been a lot of tech controversies over the years that made people burst out with anger and straight-up boycott the products. We've seen it a lot of times in the past and we're witnessing something similar right now. In case you don't know, here's a quick list of the biggest tech boycotts we've seen over the years: 1. Boycott Facebook © Facebook Back in 2018, Facebook was in a lot of trouble for the scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. It was one of the biggest data breaches we had ever seen, affecting millions of users across the globe. It sparked the conversation about privacy and data breach, but it came at a huge cost. People across the globe started boycotting Facebook by deleting their accounts and uninstalling the app. A lot of people still don't use Facebook, but the dust seems to have settled since then. That being said, it'll go as one of the biggest tech boycotts we've seen. 2. Boycott Chinese Products © Xiaomi A lot of Indians are currently protesting against the use of Chinese products due to the on-going border tensions between the two countries. When it comes to boycotting Chinese products, there are a lot of devices here like smartphones, TVs, appliances, and other peripherals. It's not as easy as it sounds, but the movement is going strong none the less. 3. Boycott Snapchat © Reuters There was a time when Snapchat was in the middle of an unavoidable controversy back in 2017 when CEO Evan Spiegel mentioned 'poor India' in one of his comments. It was definitely not a good look for the company. But a lot of people misunderstood the company name and started uninstalling 'Snapdeal' instead of Snapchat. 4. Boycott Microsoft ExcelSimilarly, an outrage over anti-Hindu detergent ad found a new target in Microsft Excel. Instead of raging against Surf Excel, people weirdly started uninstalling Microsoft Excel app from their phones. The same trended on Twitter too. View the full article
  2. John Cenaâs love and admiration for India and its people are well known. The man not only loves the WWE Universe from the second largest population in the world, but also actively takes interest in the ongoing events in the country, be it the unfortunate deaths of celebrated Bollywood actors Irrfan Khan and Rishi Kapoor, or the season finale of Bigg Boss 13. View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@johncena) However, over the years, Cena has shown his respect for yet another actor on more than one occasion, and has even spoken about how he gets inspired by the âKingâ, Shah Rukh Khan. Here are four times WWE Superstar John Cena proved that he is a big Shahrukh Khan fan: 1. Appreciating His Relentlessness: View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@johncena) If you didnât know this yet, Cena maintains a rather interesting Instagram account on which he shares random images without giving an explanation about them in the caption. On February 19, 2018, he shared this image of SRKâs with his quote: âItâs not necessary that the world will accept your creativity but donât give up on it.â 2. Learning To Joke About Oneself View this post on InstagramA post shared by (@johncena) He shared yet another SRK quote in which the actor was talking about how he laughs at himself which, in turn, keeps him humble even at the peak of all the fame and fortune. This is something Cena has implemented in his own life too. If you watch any of his interviews, more often than not, he jokes about himself just to make others laugh, even though he was the face of WWE for over a decade. 3. Value of Money:âNeither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less torturousâ Shah Rukh Khan â John Cena (@JohnCena) July 9, 2018 Very rarely does a person reach such a place in life when money stops becoming an issue for them. But despite the heavy bank-balance, is that person content? John Cena went on Twitter this time to share King Khanâs wisdom with his followers. This time around, SRK responded to Cenaâs tweet. Calling him a hero that millions of kids from all over the world look up to. Thanks my friend for spreading the goodness. Itâs important to inspire so many kids who look up to u as their hero. https://t.co/nTyGVSrrrr â Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) July 9, 2018 4. âThoughts On Humanity, Fame and LoveâThis was randomly put up in a small article by @theCHIVE very glad i stumbled across it https://t.co/jZ8gLONB6k via @TEDTalks â John Cena (@JohnCena) December 21, 2017 In a TedTalk video SRK spoke about how he has evolved with humanity, the inclusion of the internet in our lives and redefining himself to adapt to fame and making others understand the expression of love. Cena came across the video and liked it so much that he shared it from his Twitter handle. Once again, the badshah replied to his tweet, thanking him for the support with some witty inclusions: thx for taking out time to âSeeâ it. Wish I can âSee uâ someday. Love & health to u my man. https://t.co/P8GyVWjAzT â Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) December 22, 2017 View the full article
  3. Ever since the dreaded Covid-19 reared its ugly head, there has been a constant battle across the world to fight it out. However, the only source of strength for the people has been constant show of humanity across the places. Itâs in times like these when people come together and show compassion towards each other our faith in humanity gets restored. The consequences of the virus outbreak have been severe across the globe but the damage has been comparatively low in India due to the hard work of the governments, frontline workers and people together. Hereâs another such great initiative that clearly shows humanity comes first. A mosque located inside Azam Campus educational institute in Pune has been turned into a quarantine facility for persons likely infected with COVID19. Maharashtra: Mosque located inside Azam Campus educational institute in Pune has been turned into a quarantine facility for persons likely infected with COVID19. PA Inamdar,Chairman,Maharashtra Cosmopolitan&Education Society says, "It's our duty to help the nation at this time". pic.twitter.com/adnk75GdK0 â ANI (@ANI) April 28, 2020 As per the reports, the entire mosque complex has been duly sanitized and provisions have been made to have clean beds and equipment for all patients. PA Inamdar, Chairman, Maharashtra Cosmopolitan & Education Society said, "It's our duty to help the nation at this time." The picture shows the neatly arranged mattresses with pillows and sheets with ample distance between them so as to maintain social distancing norms as mandated by the government to eliminate any chances of the spread of the coronavirus. © Twitter/ANI This initiative didnât go unnoticed on social media. Hereâs how people reacted on Twitter: There is no other god than Humanity â Akshay Bagade (@being_ab_0101) April 28, 2020An appreciative step.... â Mohit Ananda (@MohitAnanda1) April 28, 2020दà¥à¤¶ à¤à¥ सारॠमà¤à¤¦à¤¿à¤° मसà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¦ à¤à¤° धारà¥à¤®à¤¿à¤ सà¥à¤¥à¤² à¤à¥ भॠà¤à¤¸ तरह महामारॠà¤à¥ समय à¤à¤ªà¤¯à¥à¤ मà¥à¤ लाया à¤à¤¾ सà¤à¤¤à¤¾ हॠ! à¤à¥à¤°à¥à¤ â Chowkidar Rakhi Sawant (@Rakhisawant0) April 28, 2020Humanity is the greatest religion of all â Yed Nayapiad (@YNayapiad) April 28, 2020India Salutes Muslim community. â Batolebaaz (@AntiCAA_NPR) April 28, 2020A really wonderful initiative...... #TogetherWeShallOvercome â Robert Downey Jr (@DowneyJrFanclub) April 28, 2020All Political party offices and head quarters should be used for quarantine . â सà¥à¤°à¤­ (@skj8728) April 28, 2020ð®ð³ â Er. Vikram Kumar (HINDUSTANI.... (@vikramk61310878) April 28, 2020Shandaar.. I m glad for this news.. Bahut behtareen kaam.. #HumSabEkHain let's fight together against #Covid_19 â Nadeem Faisal ÙدÛÙ ÙÛص٠(@nadeemfaisal117) April 28, 2020Maharashtra has the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country and Pune, in particular, has been bearing the brunt of this deadly virus. At such a trying time, gestures like these are worth appreciating. More such people must come forward in this battle against COVID-19. View the full article
  4. Out of all the actors who are a part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there are two who are just the biggest fanboys of the movies and all the characters. Any guesses? Well, the two in question have always been Robert Downey Jr and Mark Ruffalo. © Marvel They fit into the MCU so well and they are also very appreciative of the fact that they're such an integral part of this cultural phenomenon. Even now, both of them, maybe more Mark than RDJ, have been loyal to their characters and still talk about them constantly. Recently, Mark Ruffalo proved once again how much he still loves his fellow OG Avengers and it's very wholesome. If you could pick your own personal Avengers team, who would be on it? There's a catch, though, you can only spend $15. Which #Avengers would make your team if you were given ONLY $15? Share your picks with us! pic.twitter.com/7R1GgeUZkV â Entertainment Weekly (@EW) April 21, 2020 I know who would be my Avengers on a budget, but Mark is going a little broke in making his perfect team. We know how pure he is and he wouldn't want to leave any Avenger behind. Can I have another $14 to have the OG 6? #Avengers https://t.co/hABGQMyWit â Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) April 22, 2020 But, wouldn't it be just $9? Or does he have to pay for himself as well? © Marvel People really don't like Hawkeye. Only if u replace Hawkeye with Wanda pic.twitter.com/vBeoWKMrZz â ᱬ Scarlet Witch ᱬ (@laurenscarlet8) April 22, 2020 Great team. 5 Groots! https://t.co/PCInq1EikA â Chrissy (@Criddyj83) April 22, 2020 He's an honorary member of stan Twitter. i stan the biggest OG 6 stan 𥺠https://t.co/E22RgXA10V â jan//MCU Aesthetics (@themcuaesthetic) April 22, 2020 Exactly. You only need $9 more, you already got yourself â rachel leishman (@RachelLeishman) April 22, 2020 He really did. mark said **** all yall rest â luisa nsfr (@tonystrnge) April 22, 2020 Good reply. Stop acting like you broke. â QUEEN (@QUEEN56729062) April 22, 2020 A fair deal. Here take mine, I just need Bucky https://t.co/A8zX1vocZn â Wash Your Hands (@HardevLad) April 22, 2020 Because Mark is so that. why did this make me so 𥺠https://t.co/7hEA92NIRf â cara (@worthynomad) April 22, 2020 I'm here for Clint bashing. the **** are you gonna do with clint my guy https://t.co/uJ6CMZvNQQ â fouzia (@deadpoetbucky) April 22, 2020 Yep. wdym $14??? you only need $10 more https://t.co/7mtyvDn4On â yunad (@sbirius) April 22, 2020 Yes, Clint? tf is clint gonna do besides be a poor excuse for comic relief bro https://t.co/RbZKCVUGoH â ðeka⺠(@ughleka) April 22, 2020 Exactly. wdym $14??? you only need $10 more https://t.co/7mtyvDn4On â yunad (@sbirius) April 22, 2020 He's been great all his life. he was definitely that kid who included everyone in the game he and his friends were playing at recess https://t.co/Lh4J6uWG8X â nicole (@bluehenleybucky) April 22, 2020 *cries in Avengers* is perfect. Mark, Please! https://t.co/js0kNysNfl pic.twitter.com/UNfsDsPqGF â Varsha â¡ï¸ (@Varsharoy5) April 22, 2020 The only valid one. THE ONLY CORRECT ANSWER https://t.co/mKeMnp3oHW â cin (@mscindy18) April 22, 2020 The only emoji for this. ð¥ºð¥ºð¥º https://t.co/F1UNIEBLT0 â ÊÂ·á´¥Â·Ê (@Wanie_VI) April 22, 2020 View the full article
  5. The iPhone 12 Pro is turning out to be a great smartphone, if we go by the latest leaks, as the company is planning to overhaul the design of the smartphone. The notch design of the upcoming iPhone was leaked on Twitter and it shows that the notch is finally getting smaller, thanks to Apple moving some components around. © Apple Insider Jon Prosser, the Apple insider who leaked accurate information of iPhone SE 2020âs launch has now taken to Twitter to reveal more details about the iPhone 12 Pro or whatever Apple decides to call it. The notch has now been moved to the top bezel of the phone and not at the centre of the notch, giving Apple the freedom to shrink down the size. Here you go, internet. pic.twitter.com/REfSw28KSX â Jon Prosser (@jon_prosser) April 20, 2020 In fact, Prosser tweeted an image with detailed hardware changes in the notch and also clarified that the microphone is embedded in the speaker itself. While many iPhone fans have wanted a notch-free design, it seems like Apple is going to stick with the design for now. Apple apparently does not want to drop FaceID on flagship iPhones and the TrueDepth 3D sensor that is essential for facial recognition security. © Twitter/Jon Prosser A smaller notch is still an upgrade where the display gets more real-estate but the biggest upgrade also comes in the form of the display quality. The iPhone 12 Pro is rumoured to feature a 120Hz refresh rate display which has been used on the iPad Pro, previously. Even the design of the phone is expected to change as it is rumoured to have flatter sides and a thinner body. There have been rumours that the iPhone 12 will have a similar design as the classic iPhone 4. © Twitter/pro-technizio-concept In terms of the camera setup, the iPhone 12 Pro is expected to have a LiDAR depth sensor similar to the new iPad Pro and a new 5G modem for better connectivity. The smartphone will also be powered by Appleâs most powerful chipset yet i.e, the A14 Bionic SoC. Thereâs no word when the new iPhones are expected to launch but there is a good chance the launch of the phones will be delayed to October this year. Apple usually launches new iPhones every September, however, with the COVID-19 situation, we can expect the launch to be delayed as it is extended testing periods for the upcoming phone. Source: Jon Prosser View the full article
  6. In recent times, if there's one couple that seems to be making the best of the quarantine phase, it has to be Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli. Right from conveying a meaningful message during lockdown to doing haircuts at home, these two are just are proof that lockdowns need not necessarily be so bad. View this post on InstagramI thought he must be missing being on the field. Along with the love he gets from millions of fans, he must be especially missing this one particular type of fan too. So I gave him the experience ðððA post shared by (@anushkasharma) The recent video is quite funny and will leave you laughing out loud. The actress is seen shouting 'Chauka Maar Na', a usual dialogue that we would hear in stadiums during a match while the Indian skipper is batting She took to Instagram and captioned it as " I thought he must be missing being on the field. Along with the love he gets from millions of fans, he must be especially missing this one particular type of fan too. So I gave him the experience " View this post on InstagramItâs from our primary care givers - family that we learn how to tread the journey of life, how to walk, how to eat, how to socialize & then face the world. This forms our initial conditioning that has a lasting impact on us. In the world we inhabit today, there is a lot of uncertainty and I'm sure a lot of you have found that solace & sense of familiarity with your families. Stay at home to take care of everyone precious in your lives. And also make the most of these moments ... smile, laugh, share, show affection, clear mis-understandings, develop stronger/healthier bonds, discuss life and dreams and pray for a better tomorrow. We all have been moved deeply, we all have been affected deeply and hopefully we will carry forward these lessons in the days to come. And hopefully, we have all conditioned ourselves to relook at the world we inhabited before all of this happened... P.S. : It was a super close game of Monopoly and the competitive side of everyone was out there. Any guesses who won??A post shared by (@anushkasharma) The couple has been quite active amidst lockdown on their profiles on Instagram. Earlier, Anushka also shared a picture where the whole family was seen playing Monopoly. View this post on InstagramMeanwhile, in quarantine.. ðð»ââðð»ââA post shared by (@anushkasharma) And while we are waiting for this lockdown to get over so that we can finally visit salons, Virat seems to have found his hairdresser at the comfort of his home. In one of the videos that went viral, Anushka was seen giving Virat an impressive haircut, which turned out to be pretty dope. Here's all the fun that the star couple has been having during the quarantine View this post on InstagramSelf - isolation is helping us love each other in all ways & forms ð¤ªA post shared by (@anushkasharma) Goals, right? View the full article
  7. Healthy competition can be a catalyst for innovation and improvement. This is a general notion and is not limited to just one particular industry. As for tech, well, it's safe to say that there has never been a shortage of competition. In fact, there is always so much going on in the tech space that it's very hard to commit to either side in a duel. But as we mentioned before, it always achieves a satisfactory resolution in the form of better products for us as consumers. Here are a few such rivalries that got a little ugly but gave us incredible products to use - Apple vs Microsoft © Reuters Steve Jobs and Bill Gates come to our mind when we think of Apple vs Microsoft. A battle that raged between the two since the mid-80s is still going strong - be it PC vs Mac, Windows vs macOS, or the more recent one i.e Surface Pro vs the iPad Pro. We wish Windows Phone was still alive, but sadly Android is going to take that up. Anyway, Apple & Microsoft weren't always at loggerheads. They used to work together during the early 80s. In fact, Microsoft had helped Apple develop the software for Apple II. It all started going south after Jobs accused Gates of ripping off Macintosh OS for GUI OS. Gates' famous reply just took it all downhill. "Well, Steve, I think thereâs more than one way of looking at it. I think itâs more like we both had this rich neighbor named Xerox and I broke into his house to steal the TV set and found out that you had already stolen it," he said. And the rest, as they say, is history. © Apple Apple Vs SamsungAfter Microsoft, Samsung is famous or rather infamous for being Apple's archrival. Both of them continued to sue and counter-sue each other in the court for many years over patents. Heck, Apple even managed to get some of the older Samsung devices banned in the process. They finally settled in May 2018, and Samsung had to pay $539 million to Apple for infringing on its competitors' patents. But even today, there's a war going on out there amidst buyers over which company is better at making good phones. Apple Vs Google © Google By now you must be wondering what company Apple hasn't had a rivalry with. Well, let's just say that Jobs was very passionate about his work. Back in 2010 when HTC announced an Android phone with many features similar to that of iPhones, Jobs said, "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Appleâs $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong." Apple went on a full-blown war with Google after it acquired Android and started rolling out apps like Google Maps, Google Search Engine and more. Things took a U-turn when Apple decided to replace Google Maps with its own solution on the iPhones. Today, the rivalry is seen more like a complicated relationship and they still take jabs on each other from time to time. Facebook Vs Snapchat © Reuters It isn't a well-kept secret, but Snapchat turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook. And that marked the beginning of the rivalry between the two. A lot of people thought that Snapchat should have taken the offer, but the company quickly managed to reach a $10 billion valuation. Facebook then tried to get back at Snapchat by launching its own app called Slingshot, however, that didn't really go to plan. There are a lot of other rivalries that come to our mind. Apple Vs IBM, Nvidia vs Intel, Intel vs AMD, Alibaba vs Tencent, and a lot more. They may not have a lot of history to them like the ones discussed above, but let us know which ones you want us to bring to you in detail. View the full article
  8. One of Indiaâs biggest threats when it comes to fighting the Coronavirus pandemic in the subcontinent, is the countryâs low COVID-19 testing numbers. Even as the Director-General of the WHO advised all the affected countries to âtest, test, testâ on every other citizen, India has only been testing people with foreign travel history or those who have been exposed to confirmed Coronavirus patients. The major reason why weâre facing this situation is that India has limited testing facilities. Or so was the case until very recently. Because now, a Pune-based virologist named Minal Dakhave Bhosale has successfully developed Indiaâs first, low-cost COVID-19 testing kit which is being hailed as a game-changer for Indiaâs fight against Coronavirus. Who Is Minal Dakhabe Bhosale © Twitter Minal is a virologist who works with a Pune-based molecular diagnostics company named Mylab Discovery Solutions as their Research and Development Chief. Reportedly, Minal was eight months pregnant and had just come home from a pregnancy-related complication when she took up the project to create the first âmade in Indiaâ coronavirus testing kit - âPatho Detectâ. Minal was heading a 10-member team and handled major proceedings remotely from home since February this year. She, along with her dedicated team, worked non-stop to develop the testing kit in a record six weeksâ time, given the countryâs growing need to test more people for the Coronavirus infection. © Twitter Minal submitted the fully-finished kit for evaluation at the National Institute of Virology in Pune on 18th March. And as fate would have it, the very next day she gave birth to her daughter through C-section. But even an hour before she was to leave for the hospital, Minal submitted her proposal to the Indian FDA and CDSCO seeking commercial approval. She got it all right in the first go, got the necessary clearances and gave India a much-needed weapon to fight Coronavirus. What Makes This Testing Special © BCCL - LinkedIN Not only has this development come as a ray of hope for Indians, the kit developed by Minal and her team also comes with its own salient features that make it invaluable. This COVID-19 testing kit can reportedly test 100 samples per kit and would cost one-fourth the price at Rs 1,200 as opposed to Rs 4,500 imported testing kits cost. Thatâs not all. Indiaâs COVID-19 testing kit is capable of giving correct diagnostic results in just two and a half hours as opposed to the six or seven hours imported test kits take. Whatâs more, the kit can also indicate potentially positive cases among asymptomatic patients What This Means © BCCL The first few batches of kits developed by Minal and her team have already been sent out to diagnostic laboratories in major Indian cities. The director of the manufacturing company of the COVID-19 kits, Mylab Discovery, told BBC that the company can supply up to 100,000 kits in a week and push it up to 200,000 if needed. This week will see more kits reaching many other labs and take-up Indiaâs much-needed testing numbers higher. Talking about the feat, Minal told BBC, "It was an emergency, so I took this on as a challenge. I have to serve my nation." Given the dire need to scale up the number of random testing of Coronavirus in India, 'Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit' can not only help with early diagnosis but also help bring down the number of fatalities in the process. Kudos to Minal Bhosale and her team for their terrific work! View the full article
  9. Ahead of the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup 2011, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian cricket team found themselves to be high on confidence and they had all the reasons in the world to do so. After all, they had just ended Ricky Ponting and the Australiansâ 12-year dominance over World Cup cricket, thanks to Yuvraj Singhâs match-winning performance in the quarter-final clash at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Stadium. #OnThisDay in 2011, Yuvraj Singh and Brett Lee gave their all for their respective teams. However, only one could win. 50s of Sachin and Gambhir as well as Raina's partnership with Yuvraj helped India win this quarter final against Australia. pic.twitter.com/jfVj1BUZDt â Rashmi (@Iam__Rashmi) March 24, 2020On the other side, Shahid Afridiâs Men in Green had just defeated the West Indies by 10 wickets in their quarter-final match and had no reason to doubt themselves against their neighbouring opponents, even though they were the hosts. However, the sheer significance of the historic rivalry is enough to overwhelm the strongest of men. For India, the need to make it to the finals and finally clinch the World Cup trophy after a drought of 28 years. For Pakistan, the desperation to break the curse of being winless against the Men in Blue in the history of the tournament. A WC SEMIFINAL CAN'T GET ANY BIGGER THAN THIS Sehwag sizzler at the top Lucky Sachin anchoring the innings MS-Raina with key knocks Indian bowlers having a field day#OnThisDay in 2011, India snatched another Mauka Mauka from Pak in a WC encounter, winning by 29 runsð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/gG7y5tuJRo â North Stand Gang - Wankhede (@NorthStandGang) March 30, 2020By the end of the day, only one team would go on to fulfil their dreams, the other, as we now know, would have to wait for at least 12 more years. Before the toss, Dhoni announced that he had replaced an inform Ravichandran Ashwin with an experienced Ashish Nehra. Afridi, showing faith in his Playing XI from the Windies win, didnât change a single man, and Shoaib Akhtarâs dream of facing the Indian batsmen in a World Cup duel remained unfulfilled. #OnThiDay in 2011 India beat Pakistan and qualofied for final of ICC cricket World Cup amd it was my first ever match which made me fall in love with cricket it made me extremely sad i remember those tears in @SAfridiOfficial eyes i remember shoaib akhtar got retired pic.twitter.com/PuqPjLliKr â Momina Shahzadian ðµð° (@IamMomina_19) March 30, 2019As India won the toss, an arrogant Shahid Afridi mentioned that the toss didnât matter anyway and that the Mohali pitch was in favour of the spinners. India, throughout the tournament, had dangerously depended on their two openers to give them a fleeting start and they had just the two men to get the job done. One on side of the pitch was Virender Sehwag, who scored 36 out of the 38 run-innings with boundaries before giving up his wicket Wahab Riaz on an LBW appeal, and on the other was the master blaster, Sachin Tendulkar, the man who was at the twilight of his illustrious career, and only one good innings short of scoring his 100th century. © Reuters After Sehwagâs early dismissal, Tendulkar knew that the burden of giving a good start to his captain would fall on his shoulders and he was ready for it. He continued to hold the fort while the bleeding of wickets didnât stop on the other end. First, Gambhir was sent back to the pavilion at 27, then Virat Kohli was dismissed on 9. Even the hero from the previous match, Yuvraj Singh failed to impress as he was bowled out by Riaz on a golden duck. © Reuters Tendulkar was hungry for the win, he wanted his 100th century and he wanted it against Pakistan in the World Cup semi-final. However, as the oldest veteran of the team, he also knew better than to lose his wicket in haste. Slowly but steadily, he struck 11 fours and never in his innings lofted a shot for a maximum, except that one time when he failed to keep it down and âBoom Boomâ Afridi caught him out at cover in the 37th over. The hope of watching their God complete the unprecedented journey of scoring 100 tons came to a crashing halt for millions of his fans. © Reuters Nonetheless, his 85 runs turned out to be enough to hold off Afridiâs batting-order as it was backed up by some fine bowling by the lastest team inductee, Nehra ji who, while giving away just 33 runs and picking up two wickets in his 10 overs, became the most efficient bowler against Pakistan. Other Indian bowlers in Zaheer Khan, Munaf Patel, Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh, all scalped two wickets each, as well. Most High Voltage World Cup Match India Vs Pakistan#OnThisDay in 2011 Sachin Tendulkar Made 85 Runs in WC Semi Final Mohali. 6 WC ODIs Vs Pak#SachinTendulkar Played 5 Match Sachin Won M.O.M 3 times INDIA WON ALL How Old Were You When India Beat Pakistan in 2011.? pic.twitter.com/zCNzdyKhdN â Sachinð®ð³ Tendulkar FC CrickeTendulkar (@CrickeTendulkar) March 30, 2020India won the match by 29 runs and went on to the final of the 2011 World Cup to meet Kumar Sangakkaraâs Sri Lankan squad for the ultimate recognition at Tendulkarâs home ground in Mumbai. As far as the match against Pakistan was concerned, the little master turned out to be godsent for Dhoni and Co. He was crowned a well earned âMan of the Match,â before he went on to address the Mohali crowd: âI would like to thank everybody in Mohali for the terrific support. The team played brilliantly. The way we bowled and fielded was awesome.â © Reuters âInitially, Viru got us off to a flier and we had to take our time and play out the spinners. We kept losing wickets which we did not want. Raina played well in the end,â he said in the post-match interview. âGoing back to Mumbai is a great occasion. We want to focus on the job that is ahead. All the five matches against Pakistan have been memorable.â The second half of the ICC World Cup 2011 journey for the Men In Blue was rather unique. For every match that India won during the knockout rounds, you could pinpoint the very specific player who led us to the other side. In the quarter-final, it was Yuvraj Singh, in the semis it was Sachin Tendulkar and in the final, it was going to be the then Indian skipper MS Dhoni, who would hit the greatest six of his career to win the World Cup trophy. View the full article
  10. Whenever you talk about the biggest rivalries in the game of cricket, the thought of India and Pakistan definitely enters your mind. Even though in the modern era, players from both teams have downplayed the feeling of playing against each other, these five incidents from the past will surely make you feel differently. Here are the five biggest fights from the epic rivalry between the cricket teams of India and Pakistan that were captured on camera: 1. Ishant Sharma Vs Kamran Akmal, 2012: Probably the mildest altercation to make the cut, the battle of words between Indian pacer Ishant Sharma and Pakistan wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal started a delivery after the former survived getting dismissed on a no-ball. A 5â6ââ tall Akmal held his ground when a 6â4ââ giant Sharma walked right to his face and started a war of words. Suresh Raina tried to get the two athletes away from each other but Ishant went right back at it after taking a few steps back. The situation got so out of hand that the umpire had to step in and Yuvraj Singh, out of all others, had to push Ishant away in a playful manner. While Akmal was fined 5% of his match fee, Sharma was found guilty of initiating the spat and was therefore charged 15%. 2. Harbhajan Singh Vs Shoaib Akhtar, 2010: The Asia Cup match between India and Pakistan turned out to be the source of two eyebrow-raising moments. First was between Gautam Gambhir and Kamran Akmal which led to the Indian batsman hitting an angry 83 off 97 deliveries to give his side a good start to the chase. But the moment that stood out even more, was when Harbhajan Singh took over after Suresh Rainaâs dismissal and played a brilliant innings to lead India to victory with a six in the final over. The reason which led to Bhajji playing with a spark was Pakistani pacer Shoaib Akhtarâs attempt at sledging him in the second last over. After Raina was gone and Parveen Kumar, a tailender, was Singhâs partner, Akhtar once again tried to irk him with a few taunts and ânot so pleasantâ words. Harbhajan set the record straight with a powerful maximum on the second last ball of the match. 3. Gautam Gambhir Vs Shahid Afridi, 2007: Gautam Gambhir was one feisty cricketer, wasnât he? Even before his altercation with Akmal, Gambhir found himself a suited feud partner in Pakistani all-rounder, Shahid Afridi during an ODI match in Kanpur. This is how the fight unfolded: Gambhir hit Afridi for a four, after which the latter started running his mouth and the former retaliated with equal friendliness. On the next ball, Gambhir ran for a single and collided with Afridi who was standing in his way. This led to a second more serious argument, which disrupted the flow of the game and on-field umpire Ian Gould had to step in. Upon further inspection after the match, both Gambhir and Afridi were fined 65% and 95% of their respective match fees on the accounts of "conduct unbecoming to their status which could bring them or the game of cricket into disrepute" and "inappropriate and deliberate physical contact between players in the course of play." 4. Kiran More vs Javed Miandad, 1992 This incident was more of a Grade-A trash-talking and sledging which took place way back in 1992 when India and Pakistan were playing each other in the World Cup match. By Moreâs own admission, he hid his face with his wicket-keeping gloves and kept talking to Javed Miandad from behind the stumps. An irritated Miandad first complained to the on-field umpire about the same but More simply shot down the allegations. Soon after, Miandad wanted to take a single but was stopped by his partner in his way and had to get back to his crease. By the time, More received the ball and tried to run him out while jumping in the air. Miandad instantly started jumping in the air to mimic him. The two became really good friends after this incident. The image of the Pakistani batsman jumping animatedly while More just stood there not knowing how to react will continue to be one of the fondest memories of the India-Pakistan rivalry. 5. Venkatesh Prasad vs Aamir Sohail, 1996 And finally, the big one. The World Cup 1996 knockout match between India and Pakistan which had all the ingredients for cooking up an instant classic. There was controversy, excellent batting by both sides, and even a riot taking place not two steps away from the venue, Bangaloreâs M Chinnaswamy Stadium. After Pakistani opener Saeed Anwar lost his wicket with Pakistanâs score at 84, Aamir Sohail held the fort and how. With 9 fours and 1 six, he reached the half-century mark in less than 50 balls and felt like spicing things up a bit. After smashing his 9th four off a Venkatesh Prasad delivery, he signalled towards the bowler and asked him to go get it from the line. The delivery that followed, completely stunned the batter who got clean bowled with the stump completely ripping off the ground and laying flat on the surface. Even then, Sohail didnât give up his arrogance. With zero emotions on his face, he walked straight to the pavilion while gesturing his half-century towards the crowd. View the full article
  11. Remember the time when people used to say things like âplaying sports will bring you no moneyâ? Well, the athletes mentioned in the list below have not only destroyed that notion with their sheer talent and hard work but are also making unbelievable business records while doing what they love: 4. LeBron James - Nike According to an interview between GQ and LeBron Jamesâ business partner Maverick Carter, the lifetime deal that the NBA star signed with Nike at the end of 2015 is worth more than $1 billion. Forbes estimated that as per the deal, the per year earning for the Los Angeles Lakers Forward is $32 million (approximately Rs. 237.5 crore) and still, he earns the least amount of money out of endorsements in the four people mentioned in the list. Total Earnings in 2019 (Forbes): $89 million 3. Cristiano Ronaldo - Nike One year after LeBron Jamesâ unbelievable deal, Portugal football star, Cristiano Ronaldo made the same decision and signed his very own lifetime contract with Nike. The deal, which ensures at least $32 million per year to the Juventus star, turns out to be a bargain for the sports brand which, according to Forbes, generated a staggering $474 million of revenue in just the first year of him signing the deal. Total Earnings in 2019 (Forbes): $109 million 2. Tiger Woods - Nike Despite losing some major endorsements due to the 'infidelity scandal' in 2009, Tiger Woodsâ continued to get the support of two of his biggest brands in EA Sports and, you guessed it, Nike. In 2013, the sports and apparel brand went on to extend their contract with the golfer, this time around for $200 million, according to Business Insider which spans around seven years. Total Earnings in 2019 (Forbes): $63.9 million 1. Michael Jordan - Nike Michael Jordanâs Jordan brand helped Nike earn approximately $2.5 billion in annual sales. According to the company, the Jordan section alone was going to be worth $4.5 billion in annual sales by 2020. While all the other sports stars in the world, including the likes of Ronaldo and James, earn a maximum of $32 million from their Nike endorsements per year, Jordanâs per year paycheque is worth a whopping $145 million (Forbes, 2019). Total Earnings in 2019 (Forbes): $145 million View the full article
  12. Freshly brewing friendship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the US President Donald Trump is a class act TBH. Both love media attention when they're proclaiming their love for each other, and both have a way to navigate their best pleasantries forward. This is called the new-age 'bromance' ladies and gentleman! We have two charismatic country leaders displaying their sublime form of friendship, you will ever witness between two grown men. © Twitter But let's understand the chronology behind Trump and Modi's memorable âbromanceâ that's been a big hit the moment Trump set foot on the Indian soil, or even when Modi was greeted with a big 'Howdy' back in Texas. The first time the two met as the leaders of two of the largest democracies of the world was in June 2017, when Modi visited Washington and Trump claimed that ties between Delhi and Washington have never been stronger. After pleasantries were exchanged, their meeting commenced and both Modi and Trump bestowed each other with some rather valuable memorabilias to strengthen their bond. After which, their subtle and unsubtle ways of greeting each other havenât really been a hidden spectacle. © Twitter Modi's infamous bear hug though is a standing testimony of archaic bromance behavior. The last time he met Trump, he made sure to divulge in an adequate amount of PDA, just enough to make Trump rather uncomfortable at first and then act like he was born to hug Modi. Here, take a look! Here's Modi, creeping up with his slow Cheetah like approach. © Twitter Then he catches hold of Trump's hand, almost in a strong handshake grip, to probably draw him close. You can see by now how awkward Trump really is. © Twitter He finally hugs the US president like a koala stuck to a Eucalyptus tree, with his head buried in his chest, with zero inhibitions and staunch Gujarati hospitality vibe, while oozing a boatload of confidence. © Twitter Trump finally gives in and although their eyes still don't meet, we can assure you, bro code was understood and achieved and established quite successfully that day between the two leaders. © Twitter Isn't this just a lovely beginning to a lifelong friendship? We sealed the deal with that very question as soon as Trump arrived in India on February 24. First off, the two brothers from different mothers, were busy chit-chatting on Twitter about Trump's respective itinerary, where Trump was disclosing his travel plans to Modi. à¤à¤¤à¤¿à¤¥à¤¿ दà¥à¤µà¥ भव: https://t.co/mpccRkEJCE â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2020 Later on, the successful Modi hug happened, which Trump gladly received as soon as he landed in Ahmedabad. © Twitter We believe bromance is strongest when two boys absolutely hit it off and create a rampage out of their newly found friendship. But it also exists in men of particular age, like the ones who went to college together, or the ones who grew up in a neighborhood together, or the ones, who run democratic countries and surprisingly propagate the same ideologies and philosophies and show immense public display of friendship. Here are four things you can learn from Modi-Trump bromance - (1) Hugs Go A Long Way If you see your friend once a year then make sure to give him that big hug he truly deserves. Hold him close, bury your head in his chest and close your eyes and absolutely feel the thrill of hugging a real friend. © Twitter (2) Acknowledge Each Other On Social Media Often Sometimes when you're about to meet your friend from a far away land, you can post on Twitter about it and tell him how you're looking forward to seeing him. It definitely strengthens the bond further. à¤à¤¤à¤¿à¤¥à¤¿ दà¥à¤µà¥ भव: https://t.co/mpccRkEJCE â Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 24, 2020 (3) Sharing Similar Aspirations & Dreams If you're really close with someone, especially a friend, it's inevitable not to have the same aspirations and things you want to see for each other's future, which could tangibly lie on the same lines. For instance, PM Modi Tweeted what Trump and he share in common and that's the kind of bromance that will really go a long way. There is so much that we share: Shared Values & Ideals Shared Spirit of Enterprise & Innovation Shared Opportunities & Challenges Shared Hopes & Aspirations: PM @narendramodi â PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 24, 2020 (4) Hatred For Similar Things Well in this case, both have a hatred for radical Islamist terrorism but you can obviously define your dislikes differently. Maybe learn to love and accept most things except maybe Mondays and boring documentaries? Trump Rocking: The United States & India are firmly united in our iron-clad resolve to defend our citizens from the threat of #RadicalIslamicTerrorism Both of our countries have been hurt by the pain & turmoil of terrorism & that terrorism brings#MoteraStadium #TrumpInIndia pic.twitter.com/UwCHQhkY25 â Sandeep Kumar Shivhare (@SKS_Shivhare) February 24, 2020 What Trump and PM Modi share is a testimony for strong brethren sort of bromance, the kind that can last a long time with an eventful future if you consciously take care of minute things. And if you already have that with your best brother, no matter how old you two are, maybe you can strengthen it further, just like how Trump and Modi are doing so right now. View the full article
  13. While we know that the recognition of being the worldâs largest cricket stadium was recently taken away from the Melbourne Cricket Ground and given to Gujaratâs Sardar Patel Stadium (commonly known as Motera Stadium), there are a variety of features about the stadium that continue to be unexplored and far from being in the know. Hereâs listing down 10 interesting facts about the Ahmedabad stadium that make it the ideal venue for the âNamaste Trumpâ venture and a marvel in the world of international cricket: With the former seating capacity of 49,000 seats, the renovated stadium has reportedly increased its size to accommodate 1,10,000 people, which is 15,000 more than the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This stadium is HUGE. Can't wait for International cricket to start. #Motera ð» pic.twitter.com/dPyDQ8CZNT â Trendulkar (@Trendulkar) February 24, 2020 The overall renovation of the Motera Stadium cost around Rs. 7 billion. It is spread across 63 acres of land, and the task of building this wondrous monument was given to Australiaâs architectural firm, Populous. © Twitter The stadium boasts of 75 air-conditioned corporate boxes to beat the Gujarat heat. © Twitter An Olympic size swimming pool, multiple restaurants, gymnasium, party place, 3D projector theatre alongside 55 rooms and spots for indoor and outdoor games, the stadium is loaded. Latest view of the Motera Stadium 18 hours before PM â¦@narendramodiâ© and President â¦@realDonaldTrumpâ© reach this venue for #NamasteTrump pic.twitter.com/1x3Le9V8ns â Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) February 23, 2020 Each stand of the stadium consists of its own hospitality area and food court. AMAZING! India Loves Trump! PM Modi & President Trump are on their way to Motera Stadium... Look at the size of the crowd waiting to give their love and respect to Trump! Thank you India for treating our President better than American Leftists & their media. #NamasteTrump pic.twitter.com/4FekMFzJQr â Amy Mek (@AmyMek) February 24, 2020 The provision of a cricket academy and indoor pitches allow our cricketers to continue to keep up with their practice regardless of the weather outside. Motera stadium ahmedabad Crowd capacity = 1,10000 pic.twitter.com/vPF1XJOnXb â Rihaan Ali (@rihaanali20) February 18, 2020 The hi-tech media box and the completely LED-laden infrastructure makes it the first of its kind stadium in the country. Magnanimous Magnificent Motera ð¤©ð¤© Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India ð®ð³ Seating capacity of more than 1,10,000.....World's largest #Cricket stadium. #BCCI #MoteraStadium gearing up for #NamasteTrump !! #KemChoTrump #Ahmedabad @PMOIndia @narendramodi @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/6L8sLeIxSi â Mahima Patel (@MahimaP67082336) February 19, 2020 It has the biggest parking area within a stadium premises in the world as it can fit in 3,000 cars and 10,000 two-wheelers in one go. © Twitter Given its location, the stadium is connected to the Ahmedabad metro also. © Twitter While cricket will be the primary focus of the stadium, infrastructure for other sports such as football, basketball, hockey, lawn tennis and running have also been taken care of. View the full article
  14. India is now gearing up for another American President's visit and the preparation is in full swing in the country ahead of President Donald Trumpâs maiden visit. Trump is scheduled to visit India with the first lady Melania Trump on February 24 and apart from strengthening the strategic ties between India and the USA, he is also expected to inaugurate the world's largest cricket stadium in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. © Indiatiems Even though we might find Krishna's fandom amusing, his friends and family actually think it's problematic and there have been instances where they've actually been embarrassed of him socially. âI am facing difficulties because of my relatives. They tell me that I am disgracing them in society. I told them that just like you believe and worship Shiva, I believe and worship Trump. Neither of us can stop the other from doing so,â Krishna told Reuters. View the full article
  15. Johnny Depp joined Aerosmith on Friday at a gala dinner and performance in Los Angeles to celebrate the band?s 50-year career
  16. A new Assassin's Creed is probably on its way and the existence of the game was leaked via website listings. Ubisoft has not officially announced the game but leaks are pointing towards one of the biggest games in the series. The game listed on the websites was called Assassin's Creed Ragnarok and is expected to release later this year. © Ubisoft A leak that was posted on 4Chan and later on Reddit revealed detailed information that sounds believable but we still suggest you take it with a pinch of salt. According to the leaker, the game will launch in September 2020 and will be a cross-generational game. It will support four-player co-operative mode or with a single character that can be either male or female. It is said to have role-playing mechanics similar to Assassin's Creed Odyssey and will also introduce a new weapon durability feature. The game will also feature a hidden blade, an iconic feature that was not included in the previous iteration. © Reddit Leaks also suggest that the game will be set in the 9th century and will deal with Norse mythology. The map is also expected to be larger than ever and will expand to cities like Paris, London and Kiev. There will also be more emphasis on mythical beasts that will be protecting temples and other key locations. Previous Assassin's Creed games have leaked in the past and most of the rumours have turned out to be true. It would be interesting to see how Ubisoft will adopt Norse mythology into the Assassin's Creed world. We could expect the game to be announced sometime later this year. We may hear more about the game at E3, this June. View the full article
  17. 2019 was the year of Team India in the world of cricket with the Men in Blue performing on a different level altogether, both on foreign and home grounds. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) took some major steps for the betterment of the game within the country and many players on their own created a lot of buzz throughout the year. A report carried out by Wizikey talks about five top international cricket newsmakers of the world. Indian skipper, Virat Kohli led the list as the most talked-about cricketer in 2019. And even though the 31-year-old has been in top form since the past two years and achieved great feats such as defeating Australia in Test and ODI series on their own soil for the first time in the history of Indian cricket and becoming the fastest in the world to reach 11,000 runs, his most talked-about moment of the year is rather unpleasant. © Reuters Regardless of India's brilliance led by Kohli in all formats of the game, the biggest news connected to the captain came in the form of a great disappointment when his side was knocked out of the ICC World Cup 2019 at the hands of Kane Williamson and the New Zealand cricket team. Obviously the World Cup exit was not well received by the fans and the batsman's captaincy was questioned by the masses. According to the report, from amongst the top five cricketers who created most news last year, 38% of it was related to Kohli. With 22%, former Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni came ranked second on the list. The most number of media mentions the wicket-keeper batsman got last year was when he was dismissed during the World Cup semi-final match between India and New Zealand as rumours of him tearing up while walking back to the dressing room broke out overnight. Have never seen this man crying. ð­ We can't see dhoni cry like this.. It's breaking our heartsâ¤ð@msdhoni @ICC #CaptainCool #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/oWGnzeKBgN — UMANG TANK (@UmangTank3) July 11, 2019 Ever since, Dhoni's name has been constantly making headlines as speculations of his retirement from the game are being made all over the world. Rohit Sharma, India's powerful opening batsman and deputy in-charge made for 20% of the top five newsmaking cricketers. 2019 saw an already great hitter achieve that legendary status when he became the highest run-getter of the world in the 50-over format of the game in a calendar year. His media mentions skyrocketed in November when the cricketer led the team from the front as Kohli was away from duty. Most ODI Runs in 2019!#Cricket #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/amnE8dDz97 — Cricjunction (@cricjunction1) January 1, 2020 Australia's Steve Smith and the current BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly come in at the fourth and fifth spots respectively with 9% of the share a piece. View the full article
  18. Music festivals are a dime a dozen these days, but often times it's very hard for the organisers to get things right. It takes a lot to blend the world of fantasy with powerful dance music, all while hosting a diverse crowd and world renowned artists. Sunburn's homecoming this year in Goa after many years promised all of that and then some. If you've attended any of the Sunburn events before then you already know that it's all about the music, the ambiance, the production, the vibe, and the overwhelming energy of the artists performing live. You can expect an incredible turnout bustling with energy. And that's exactly what this year's Sunburn was all about! © The Moneta Line Up That'll Leave You Spoilt For Choice This year's main stage saw some of the biggest artists in the world perform and turn it into the biggest party of the year. From Lost Frequencies, Jonas Blue and DJ Snake on Day 1 to Flume, The Chainsmokers, and Martin Garrix performing over the next two days, I think it's safe to say that the festival lineup left the audience spoilt for choice. It was truly incredible to see all the artists perform live. I think the old-school carnival theme was just perfect for this year. We'll get to the production part a bit later, but let's just say that it was fantastic. © Rudgr I am a huge fan of the young Belgian prodigy, Felix aka Lost Frequencies, and his set was among the best. As expected, he dished out thumping deep house with Like I Love You and Are You With Me. I also found myself spending a lot of time at the Psychedelic Circus Stage to jive to the sets by gems like Progressive Brothers, Shiva Manvi and more. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lost Frequencies (@lostfrequencies) on Dec 27, 2019 at 9:01pm PST Dj Snake was at his best too. His ultimate anthems and classics amidst a barrage of LED panels, strobes, pyrotechnics, fireworks, CO2 cannons, and lasers sure worked its charm on the crowd. Greeting fans with "Namaste" and closing his set with a positive message was what I'd say, the highlights of the festival. © RUDGR I couldn't get a chance to interact with DJ Snake since he was on a tight schedule, but I did sit down with the Australian Grammy Award winning producer Flume the next day before his maiden performance in India. "This is my time first performing in India, so I don't know what to expect from the crowd. But I've been told that the energy is really high, so I can't wait to go out there," he said just minutes before his performance. Flume, by the way, is really excited for his new album which he plans on releasing in 2020. He's also looking forward to some interesting collaborations next year, but we'll have to wait a bit to learn more about it. © MensXP While Flume didn't reveal much about this project, Ritviz, was super excited for his Sunburn set and revealed some of the things that he's working on. Before he pumped up the audience with his signature sound, he said that he's releasing a full album this year and he's super excited. "I am also working on music for a movie, but I can't talk about it yet," he said. The main stage also hosted some big names like Fedde Le Grand, The Chainsmokers, and more. The “Closer” and “Paris” hitmakers seemingly brought everything they had to the performance and the duo took us through the highlights of their discography. The third day of the festival was also buzzing with energy as everybody was waiting for the final performance of Martin Garrix to end the show on a high note. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Martin Garrix (@martingarrix) on Dec 29, 2019 at 10:10am PST The Sunburn performance was Martin's last show this year as he's taking a break for New Years. This is the first time he'll not be playing anywhere during the New Year's as he intends to spend some time with his family and friends. Garrix is a man who knows how to get the crowd moving and that's exactly what his performance was all about. A Circus Theme For The Ultimate Homecoming As I mentioned earlier, this year's Sunburn festival was based on a circus theme, and the entire arena was dolled up for the big celebration. With stellar production, six massive stages, assorted adventure zones, a lively flea market, a lip-smacking food zone and a dynamic camping site; the festival was truly lit AF. © RUDGR Karan Singh, the COO, Percept Live says, "We wanted to do something that's bigger and better than anything has never been done before, so that's what we came up with." This year, we also saw a brand-new underground music venture , the Solaris Stage host label showcases by Sin City and Vivrant with acts like Hosh, Jeremy Olander, Khen, Anish Sood, Ana Lilia, Marino Canal, Pierre Ravan and Greenage. The main stage had a completely different vibe on the last day when Maceo Plex, DJ Luciano took over people with their psychedelic sets. © RUDGR Overall, I think the Sunburn 2019 was quite an event. It definitely wasn't looking like a normal show where they'd put up a couple of stages with few random artists. "It has evolved into a cultural phenomenon, it's almost like a piece of art. Sunburn is really a next level festival," said Karan while talking about the three-day extravaganza. For me, personally, Sunburn was a magical mix of breathtaking production, brilliantly choreographed acts and a phenomenal lineup of artists. Obviously, nobody knows what to expect from the event next year, but in the meantime, you can check out other Sunburn gigs like Sunburn Arena, Sunburn Campus and more that keeps happening throughout the year. Sunburn is also getting into the live music space like Rap, Hip-hop, Pop. etc., so I've been told that we should expect more of that in 2020. View the full article
  19. A farmer from Erakudi village in Tamil Nadu has built a temple dedicated to Narendra Modi. 50-years old P Sankar has built the temple on his farm with an idol of PM Modi. According to TOI, Sankar constructed the temple in eight months and it cost him around Rs 1.2 lakh to build the whole temple. The temple was inaugurated last week and a daily aarti is performed every day since then. A farmer in TamilNadu made a temple for our PM Narendra Modi for his good deeds and rules he implemented in favor of farmers. #NarendraModi #TempleForModi #TNfarmer #TamilNadu #Tirchy #farmer pic.twitter.com/kQbyvNt8b5 — Abishek Raj (@abishekavr) December 26, 2019 He said that he has been a beneficiary of various schemes introduced by PM Modi. "I received Rs 2,000 (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) scheme for farmers, gas (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) and toilet (Individual Household Latrine Scheme) facilities. I also like him for his personality as well. I have been keenly watching him for long," he added. In fact, Sankar had visited the nearby coastal town of Mamallapuram when PM Modi had come there for an informal summit with Chinese president Xi Jinping. Even though he couldn't meet the PM, he was glad to catch a glimpse of his cavalcade from a distance. Sankar also claims to be a BJP member. He said that another major reason behind building a temple is the implementation of National Eligibility cum Entrance Test(NEET) for admissions to medical colleges. A #BJP Supporter Sankar constructed a temple for @narendramodi at Erakudi village in Trichy district in #TamilNadu. #NarendraModi #PMModi pic.twitter.com/MMMsMSIAYx — Purushottam Reddy (@puruam) December 25, 2019 His daughter couldn't get admission in a medical college even after scoring well in Higher Secondary exam due to illegal admission procedures. Sankar believes NEET will help put an end to such illegal processes. View the full article
  20. PUBG Mobile has been a phenomenon ever since it launched for free for smartphones. In a rather major development, PUBG Corp. revealed today that the game has now hit 600 million downloads across the globe, making it one of biggest mobile games on the planet. 600 million players from all over the world have downloaded PUBG MOBILR! A special thank you to all our players for your ongoing love & support â¤ï¸we could not have done it without you! pic.twitter.com/uILCHekBN1 — PUBG MOBILE (@PUBGMOBILE) December 2, 2019 The game gained major popularity in India and other Asian countries due to the free-to-play model. As of last July 2018, the game had 400 million downloads and grown by 200 million downloads since then. PUBG mobile may not be the top downloaded game right now as that title is still being held by Pokemon Go with over 1 billion downloads. To put things into perspective, the PC version of the popular Battle Royale game had around 50 million players as of July 2018. © MensXP The game is likely to grow in download counts and player base as the game expands to more regions in the coming year. As of now, it is the third most downloaded smartphone game and it looks like it won't be slowing down anytime soon. PUBG Mobile has also announced its plans for 2020 by announcing an esports tournament that will have a total prize pool of $5 million. View the full article
  21. A pair of axe-wielding thieves pulled off what might be the greatest art heist in decades, after breaking into one of Europe's most valuable vaults and escaping with treasures worth upwards of $1 billion. The heist took place at Grünes Gewölbe (The Green Vault), a museum in Dresden, Germany. Dresden has been a historical capital of culture and the arts for Germany, surviving through horrific bombings during World War 2 and retaining a legacy that has lasted since the early 1700s. It has since been used as a display venue for a collection of about 3,000 antique jewellery pieces, and many consider it to be one of the oldest and most valuable collections in the world. So How Did They Do It? At the heart of any good heist story is a good plan, and the people behind this theft were clearly well-prepared to deal with potential challenges. The plan was set into motion at 4am on a Monday morning, when the thieves set a controlled fire at Dresden's Augustus Bridge. © There has been a bridge at this very spot for nearly ten centuries - a testament to Dresden's rich culture. (Wikimedia) The fire was a carefully planned move to destroy a nearby power box. Once the unit failed, it cut off power to all security systems in the museum, except for the CCTV cameras. Soon, the thieves snuck their way towards the 'Jewel Room' window, cut its iron bars off, and entered the vault within. NEW: Surveillance video from Dresden's Green Vault museum shows the moment two thieves smash open a cabinet before stealing three historic jewelry sets reportedly valued over $1 billion https://t.co/R810RswOdt pic.twitter.com/BaNHmfTkjv — CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) November 25, 2019 The Jewel Room itself had 10 sets of priceless jewelry, three of which were nabbed after the thieves smashed their casings with axes. The stolen items include the diamond-laden breast star of the Polish Order of the White Eagle, a hat clasp with a 16-carat diamond, a diamond epaulet and a diamond-studded hilt containing nine large and 770 smaller diamonds, along with a matching scabbard. That's a lot of goddamn diamonds. According to German tabloid Bild, the jewels are worth around $1.1 billion, or nearly Rs 8,000 Crores. Marion Ackermann, General Director of Dresden's state art collections, said it was likely impossible to estimate the price of the stolen items due to their historic cultural value. The loot could have been even more ludicrous if the museum's 41-carat 'Dresden Green Diamond' wasn't on loan to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art - the incredibly rare gem was mined from Kollur in Andhra Pradesh some 300 years ago. Taking off with the goods, the thieves fled the crime scene just about an hour after beginning the heist, at 5 AM. Naturally, the heist has drawn immense interest on the internet. Many people were taken aback by how easy the heist actually seemed: In this age and times they still keep valuables behind 2mm glass? — Thomas Okumu (@okumu_thomas) November 25, 2019 I thought they use cutting edge laser technology for glass, doors and wall. Still a hammer works ð pic.twitter.com/H6tHwbPBY6 — chandrasekhar (@sekhar11235) November 26, 2019 While others inevitably drew some movie comparisons - this story is right out of a Hollywood blockbuster, after all. :) pic.twitter.com/ssgrSe4vkd — Marcin WÄtrobiÅski (@mar_watrobinski) November 25, 2019 Many compared the heist to the wildly popular Oceans series. The ensemble-cast thriller starring Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon and more centers itself around high-profile heists - usually in casinos. What's truly fascinating however, is that the value stolen by these 'Dresden thieves' amounts to nearly thrice the amount stolen in Ocean's Eleven and Ocean's Twelve combined! via GIPHY Currently, police and the public at large are speculating who the mastermind behind the heist is. No prime suspects are currently in play, though. View the full article
  22. No one could have imagined that 'breathing' would become a luxury in Delhi-NCR. Most of the Delhi-NCR areas have AQI's reaching alarming levels and, surprisingly, nobody seemed to be bothered. According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the AQI of the national capital was around 467 at 7:00am on Wednesday morning. #DelhiAirEmergency: The Delhi we know is back! ð· pic.twitter.com/bHdJZIED4d — Delhi Climate Talks (@climate_delhi) November 12, 2019 Everyone is dealing with the toxic air and we shouldn't find pride in this. The usual range of air quality lies between 0-50 and Delhi's AQI stands somewhere around 301 to 400 and it falls under the category of 'very poor'. The bad situation calls for shutting down of schools and colleges and people are asking the government to take immediate action. The odd-even scheme did bring the pollution levels down but that can't be the ultimate solution. However, the scheme was relaxed on 11th and 12th November due to Guru Nanak Jayanti and it contributed to a major spike in air pollution. Im still in #Delhi, today the air quality is worst here. Pollution is at its peak, Mr 56inch @narendramodi come out in open and have the first-hand experience of air pollution. What are you doing to curb the air pollution in Delhi?#DelhiAirEmergency #DelhiChokes — Dr. Loneranger INC #WithRG (@Loneranger9new) November 13, 2019 This isn't what we can see, yet harms us the most. @ArvindKejriwal declare #DelhiAirEmergency . Stay indoors and if you can't afford to, buy a basic N99 mask. Eat greens, foods rich in Vitamin C and keep a check of your surroundings. Report burning or any such incidents. pic.twitter.com/J7yuDG3Ld2 — Swati Singh Sambyal (@swatissambyal) November 13, 2019 Delhi: People exercised and jogged - at parks, wearing masks this morning, as the air quality deteriorates. Visuals from Lodhi Garden. pic.twitter.com/sRonW2voXz — ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2019 People are seen wearing masks in parks and have been unable to go to walks due to the toxic air levels in the region. Stubble burning from Punjab and Haryana has only contributed to making the situation worse. According to the experts, there isn't going to be immediate relief from air pollution and it might take another two days for the situation to improvise. View the full article
  23. The term 'mass surveillance' doesn't induce a lot of confidence, does it? Everything you probably know about mass surveillance is tied to privacy infringement probably because it's essentially a practice of spying on a significant part of a population. Well, the fear of mass surveillance is now lingering over Indians because the Modi Govt is building the world's biggest facial recognition system for mass surveillance. The government is building the system in order to fight crime and catch criminals. Is it really. though? We'll get to that. © Reuters When I say mass surveillance, I don't mean the one where the government is planning to go the limits of email interceptions, wiretapping, and computer hacking. Right now, the efforts are limited to installing cameras to keep a track of everything that's happening. Or least that's the part of the story we know so far. Keeping the speculations aside, it's worth pointing out that Indians have mixed feelings about this whole mass surveillance thing. While some think that it interferes with our fundamental right to privacy, which is a debatable topic by itself in India, others think it's a good idea that's already being used by countries like the US and China to fight crime. And since there's only a little information that's available to use right now as to what will be deployed, what the data will be used for and how it'll be regulated, this remains a complex issue to tackle right now. So, is India ready to be monitored at all times? © Reuters There are different answers to this question depending on who you're asking. We may be technologically equipped to install the system that's necessary to monitor people at all times. But honestly, it seems like a disaster waiting to happen. Why? The simple answer is because India doesn't have a privacy and data protection law. A lot of whistleblowers and privacy experts are currently debating on mass surveillance and the use of the internet, and how they invade our privacy. They're doing it because it's indeed a sensitive topic which people don't seem to take very seriously. It's unimaginably scary how much tech giants know about us with whatever data that's available through our social feeds alone. Plus, this news comes at a time when the reports about Indians being illegally spied upon using Israeli software just came out recently. With no proper laws in place, a mass surveillance system sounds like a bad idea. At the end of the day, it's your personal data that's being collected. It's your facial data that's going to power this surveillance system. Will The Data Be Safe? © Wikipedia What about the data protection rules? When you're talking about a mass surveillance system of this scale, it means the government is going to collect critical information of Indian citizens. It's the kind of data that can easily be misused. With no laws to state how this data is going to be stored, used and protected, this sounds like another privacy breach that's waiting to happen. Even some of the biggest tech companies with state-of-the-art technology to protect the data have fallen prey to hacks and security breaches. There's no way to tell if India is ready to safeguard this kind of sensitive info, at least not right now. Mass Surveillance Won't Stop Crimes Altogether © Reuters According to India's national crime bureau, this mass surveillance tech is an effort in “modernising the police force, information gathering, criminal identification, verification”. So technically, we're not looking at a tech that's made to stop the first degree crimes. The camera footage can only be used to identify the criminals after the crime has been committed. Yes, that's good to prevent it from happening again, but don't you think we need proper force to stop them from happening in the first place. Yes, it'll help the police find, say, missing children and other people, but that's not the only issue we're dealing with, are we? People are obviously entitled to their own opinions and are free to share their concerns but at the end of the day, we need to wait and see how the Government is implementing the whole system. It may or may not help us fight crimes, but it could be a good step in the right direction. I just hope we won't be reading stories about how mass surveillance has made our lives harder, say, a few years down the line. Tell us what you think in the comments section below. View the full article
  24. New rumours surrounding the OnePlus 8 are already hitting the internet and a new leak suggests that the display for the pro variant is going to get a major upgrade. Currently, the OnePlus 7T series and the OnePlus 7 Pro both come with a 90Hz refresh rate display and the company has already confirmed future OnePlus phones will have at least a 90Hz display. However, the new rumour suggests that the OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a 120Hz display. © OneLeaks This is not the first time we're seeing a smartphone that comes with a 120Hz display as it is already present on a number of gaming smartphones. The ASUS ROG II phone is the latest device that comes with a 120Hz display that helps out users in gaming. Having said that, if this rumour (via PhoneArena) is true, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be the first non-gaming smartphone that will come with a 120Hz display. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The rumours come from tipster Max J who revealed via Twitter that the pro variant will come with the 120Hz display while the OnePlus 8 will launch with a 90Hz display. This rumour seems quite believable especially since most smartphones are expected to come with a 90Hz display nowadays. Be a "pro". pic.twitter.com/h4UwnOXn8H — Max J. (@Samsung_News_) November 7, 2019 OnePlus 8 rumours have been floating for a while and one of them suggests that OnePlus is going to ditch the pop-up selfie camera system and instead opt for a hole-punch camera on the screen. These are based on CAD-bases renders that were shared by renowned tipster @OnLeaks. The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to come with a triple camera setup, a 3D ToF sensor and a 6.65-inch display. Source: PhoneArena View the full article
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