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  1. Salman 'bhai' is back with his 'Eid' gift for fans all over the globe. The trailer of his much-awaited 'Bharat' finally dropped a few minutes ago and before we talk about it, let's have a look at it. Ali Abbas Zafar is back with Katrina and Salman as a team in a tried and tested formula which looks like it will be a super hit. The movie also stars Disha Patani and Sunil Grover in pivotal roles and is a remake of the Korean hit, 'An Ode To My Father'. The movie follows a chronology of India over six decades and Salman Khan will be donning five different looks in the movie. Salman's character is also named 'Bharat' which is like a metaphorical representation of the country itself. SKF The trailer stays true to a typical Salman 'bhai' movie. It has good background score, the enigma of Salman himself, lovely ladies to add more value to the script and a whole 'over the top' vibe. Fans are absolutely loving the trailer already. #BharatTrailer is out now Owesome trailer...it could be the biggest blockbuster of the year Please go and watch pic.twitter.com/3ClMkR2HHU — SalmanKhanfc (@itsSalmanKhanfc) April 22, 2019 Going by the merits of #BharatTrailer, BONAFIDE BLOCKBUSTER is a given. Seems @beingsalmankhan has delivered his most fervid performance till date. Trailer is Perfect blend of mass & class. Katrina nails it. @aliabbaszafar “does whatever it takes” https://t.co/QlsxPYJIpW — Sumit kadel (@SumitkadeI) April 22, 2019 Salman's last spell at the box-office was a dud in the form of 'Race 3' but knowing the actor, he always bounces back, thanks to the kind of movies he makes, which have many takers out there. The movie is releasing on 5th June this year, so we have something grand to look forward to this Eid, like every Eid. Get ready to witness the journey of a man and a nation together.
  2. A normal day in the life of Ranveer Singh would look something like this: waking up, brushing teeth, planning a bizarre outfit for the day, have pictures clicked, work for brilliant films, come back home and repeat the next day. That is the kind of reputation Ranveer Singh has set for himself after wearing the most unthinkable and the wackiest outfits of all times. Ranveer Singh's prime weapon in promoting a film is the way he dresses for promotions. These outfits are out of the ordinary and no one can imagine wearing these outfits in the restricting space of Bollywood. The fact that someone mainstream like himself wears these outfits makes all the more headlines in the mainstream media. For the recent awards, Ranveer Singh wore a yellow pant suit from the Dior homme, SS19. To complete the look, he groomed a perfect pornstar moustache to go with it and futuristic space-age sun glasses. Take a look: © Instagram/ @ranveersingh © Instagram/ @ranveersingh After the launch of his music label INCINK, Ranveer Singh is venturing out in the music industry with his fellow gully boy rappers. Given that he had already created a desi rapper aesthetic for himself, the rapper will most definitely will be dressing like one in the coming days. And here's the thing: we got to know about the music label recently. He's been planning this for quite some time now. And new responsibilities sometimes changes the way people dress. Look at him sport some sharp outfits. © Instagram/ @ranveersingh © Instagram/ @ranveersingh We can't wait for the crazy outfits that Ranveer Singh is going to throw at us.
  3. When the Nirav Modi scam made headline, the entire nation was shocked and surprised. The man behind a big diamond empire eloped the country right before the scam hit the papers and the government couldn't get him back to the homeland to punish him. However, people who flock from India have a way of finding a life beyond the border here. After Vijay Mallya was traced in UK, Nirav Modi was spotted chilling in London near his 8 million pounds apartment (roughly 72 Crore) by a reporter from Telegraph and his video has gone viral on social media. Exclusive: Telegraph journalists tracked down Nirav Modi, the billionaire diamond tycoon who is a suspect for the biggest banking fraud in India's historyhttps://t.co/PpsjGeFEsy pic.twitter.com/v3dN5NotzQ — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 8, 2019 The reporter persisted with a few question to Modi about the money he owed and how long he intended to stay in England. Nirav Modi's standard reply to every question was 'no comment'. He smiled and politely faded away in the crown as if he's a star being hounded for pictures. The report also claimed that Modi was wearing a jacket made from Ostrich hide which roughly costs around 9 lakh rupees, so clearly he's not as distraught as one might imagine him to be! Also, as per the report, he has resumed his business under a new name and is living a decent life.Nirav Modi was accused of committing one of the biggest frauds in the history of India and he owes PNB a sum of over 13,600 crores already. His uncle, Mehul Choksi who was also accused in the same case is already residing in Antigua and Barbada.
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  5. Ever since his appointment as captain, Virat Kohli, owing to his hard work and dedication to cricket, has been an example for his Team India mates. His leadership has allowed Indian cricket to scale new heights, while his artistry with the willow has impressed all. The Indian captain's focus on fitness, too, has inspired his teammates to step up their game in the gym. A brilliant batsman, great leader and a fitting role model for the youth; Kohli has checked all those boxes over the years. But, recently, far away from the cricket field, the Delhi cricketer showed everyone that he is also considerate and a good human being. In a touching gesture for his teammates, Kohli along with his wife Anushka Sharma - who are also celebrating their first wedding anniversary today - happily gave away their cosy business class seats to the Indian seamers during their trip from Adelaide to Perth. Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide - Perth !! Danger Australia .. Not only are the quicks more relaxed .. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND — Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) December 11, 2018 Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan, who is also in Australia as a cricket pundit, revealed that both Kohli and Anushka produced the heartfelt gesture for the Indian pace battery to ensure they felt more comfort during their flight to Perth. "Witnessed @imVkohli & his wife give up their Business class seats to allow the Quicks more comfort & space on the trip from Adelaide - Perth !! Danger Australia. Not only are the quicks more relaxed. The Skipper is managing his troops with great human touches #AUSvIND," former England captain tweeted. © Reuters Earlier, during India's memorable 31-run triumph over Australia in Adelaide, Kohli added yet another feather to his cap. For a man who has witnessed a marauding run this year, Kohli couldn't do much with the willow as he managed to score just 3 & 34 across two innings. But, even if his bat couldn't breathe fire, Kohli, with his impeccable leadership skills, still clinched the unique feat of becoming the first-ever Asian captain to win a Test match in at least South Africa, England and Australia. Though there are still three more Tests to go Down Under and Australia, despite the absence of their stalwarts Steve Smith and David Warner, still pose threat to India, the Kohli brigade, for now, can bask in the glory of a brilliant team effort that has allowed them to take a crucial 1-0 lead in what promises to be an exciting series.
  6. Just a few days ago, we reported that the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the country to ban a list of porn websites after a directive from the High Court of Uttarakhand came through. The list includes more than 800 websites, and Jio was the among the first ISPs to put the ban in action. People are scrambling to get their fair share of porn by accessing these blocked sites via a VPN (Virtual Private Network). But Pornhub has made it even easier, they've just created a mirror website on a new domain -- pornhub.net. Like I've previously said, the attempt to block porn is futile as the ISPs need to manually block a domain, and a general category of "porn" websites cannot be just blocked. In response to Pornhub getting censored and blocked in India, our fans there can now fully access the site at https://t.co/xWrwXOE5sX — Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) October 26, 2018 The current list has 827 domain or URLs, and the site operators will simply change the address or create numerous mirror sites. "In response to Pornhub getting censored and blocked in India, our fans there can now fully access the site at Pornhub.net," the company said on Twitter. "This is apparent by the fact that they only banned large sites like Pornhub's, and didn't block thousands of risky porn sites that may contain illegal content," VP Corey Price of Pornhub said in a statement. © Reuters The High Court decided to ban these websites after reports of a gangrape in Dehradun where the perpetrators were schoolchildren allegedly influenced by porn clips. Back in 2015, the DoT had directed ISPs to block more than 800 websites, including Pornhub that is legal in the US, for showing porn or face the risk of losing their licenses. But the last attempt never really materialized, obviously. So far not all internet service providers have blocked the popular porn websites with the same zeal. On many networks in India, Pornhub remains accessible. But it seems that Jio has been most thorough in applying the ban. © Google Trends It isn't a huge task for the authorities to add up the new domain as well in the ban list, but users still continue accessing these websites via a VPN. For those who aren't aware, a VPN encrypts the connection from your device to the server and acts as a middle person in the process. Hence, even if you are trying to access a website that is blocked in India, the VPN requests the data from another region like Singapore or the US and then transfers the content to you. According to Google Trends, searches for a VPN solution have gone up drastically in the last few days. The ban has been brutally mocked on social networking sites and it's not surprising. Pornhub says the people of India are among “largest connoisseurs of adult content,” which is also quite apparent from the company's 2017 insights, where India is listed as the third country in terms of traffic.
  7. KARACHI: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar assured on Sunday that the Supreme Court is at the forefront of protecting the fundamental rights of all citizens."We mean business when it comes to human rights," the chief justice said...
  8. LAHORE: Federal Board of Revenue Chairman Tariq Mahmood Pasha said on Monday that the tax amnesty scheme is designed to give legal protection to the business community on a sum of a low tax rate.Speaking in a ceremony, the FBR Chairman said that...
  9. Indian doctors in the west have attained a superhero status when it comes to path-breaking ideas and innovations in the field of healthcare. It is, therefore, no big deal that Indian-American doctors are always in great demand and stand apart from others in the field of medicine. One such hero is Atul Gawande, a prominent medical professor who has been roped in by Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Amazon and JPMorgan Chase to lead their joint healthcare company. © Twitter In January this year, the three top-tier companies had announced that they would form a healthcare group with an aim to cut costs for their US employees. In that context, the hiring of Indian-American Atul Gawande is crucial as he has in the past criticised the industry's profit-making practices and thus will aim to operate this new venture free from profit-making incentives. Atul, it must be noted, is an acclaimed author who practices general and endocrine surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He's also a professor at the Harvard TH Chan School Of Public Health and Harvard Business School. © Twitter "Jamie, Jeff and I are confident that we have found in Atul the leader who will get this important job done," Buffett said in a statement after Atul's appointment. The three companies together employ more than one million people and if the venture succeeds in lowering healthcare costs to these people then it might have a strong use case for other companies as well as other countries to try. "The resistance will be unbelievable, and if we fail, at least we tried," Buffett said last month describing the challenges that the company will face in a highly restricted industry.
  10. While Bhaijaan is enjoying the big bucks his film 'Race 3' is currently churning, we still can't get over from the hangover his film has given us. To put it simply, Salman Khan and his gang has disappointed us big time and we would like our money back. To all the Bhai fans, yes...we know you love everything illogical this man does and we have finally made our peace with it. Somethings can't change and Salman Khan's blind bhakts are just one of those. Every time his movie is released, it is severely trolled and critics often lose their patience (an exception was 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan') but it still ends up making a hell lot of money. RIP Bollywood! Over the years we have realised that, what is a Salman Khan's film, if its dialogues are not talked about (even for the sake of trolls)? 'Race 3' has finally hit the screens and its cringe-worthy dialogues are making us both laugh and cry at the same time. Let me warn you, some of the dialogues have more sugar than a giant tub of gulab jamuns. Most of it is senseless, but don't ask us why because only Bhaijaan can answer that question. Here are eight dialogues from the movie that have a nuclear-level potential for destruction: 1. “Our Business Is Our Business, None Of Your Business” I just can't forget Daisy Shah's face every time I hear this dialogue. Who would have thought it would just take a dialogue for the actress to rule the internet? Keeping trolls aside, let's agree to the fact that it can be your savage comeback for every person who asks you 'Beta tum itne baade ho gaye?' Anyway, *slow claps* for Daisy! 2. “Yeh Zindagi Ki Race Ke Jhatke Hai, Paida Hone Se Hi Shuru Hoti Hai” Our reaction 10 days before our payday! Apt for the situation. 3. “Har Sikke Ke Do Pehlu Hote Hai, Two Pehlus” Yes, it's that time when your relatives are high and they keep repeating the same thing again and again. Like Pehlu......two pehlus! 4. “Bro, Isse Dil Nahin, Dell Khol Ke Dikhao” And Daisy does it again. With this film, the one thing she has proved is that she can pull off any bullsh*t dialogue effortlessly! This dialogue takes place when she wants her brother (Saqib Saleem) to blackmail someone by showing a video. The has to be the best in-your-face product placement ever. P.S. Don't try to impress your BF/GF with this dialogue, ever! 5. “Gusse Mein Liye Hua Decision Hamesha Nuksaan Pahuchata Hai. Isliye Maine Pehle Decision Liye. And Now I Am Angry, Very Angry” First of all, how stupid is that? Well, Anil Kapoor, who is the head of the family, says this dialogue with utmost seriousness but ends up cracking us up in laughter. However, he is the only actor in the movie that makes you sail through this terrible film. 6. “Humare Business Mein Dushman Jitney Kam Hon, Utna Hi Business Badhta Hai” This dialogue by Bobby Deol marks his comeback from the grave and we wish it didn't. The actor who won our hearts with 'Soldier' is a total waste in this film. And bro, there was no need to go shirtless! 7. “Tumhe Mere Baare Mein Jaanne Ka Na Haq Hai Na Adhikaar” Aur tumhe bhi na koi haq hai, na koi adhikaar to make such terrible films. Spot on! 8. “I am sick of this Sikku” And we are sick of Sallu, it's mutual. *Same pinch*
  11. Photo: File SINGAPORE: China?s threat to impose duties on US oil imports will hit a business that has soared in the last two years, and which is now worth almost $1 billion per month.In an escalating spat over the United States? trade deficit...
  12. We bet Abbas-Mustan, the creators of the 'Race' franchise, have already watched this film and are probably on a hysterical ride right now. Well, not because the film is funny or anything but at how effortlessly the makers just wrecked the once-successful franchise. Despite the promising ingredients of a star-studded cast, high octane sequences, seduction and betrayal, the film, unlike its previous installments, hardly manages to leave any impression on the viewer whatsoever. Talking about the first two installments, the movies were not only perfectly packaged but Saif Ali Khan's fantastic acting and the gripping plot made it one of the best thriller films Bollywood has ever made. However, every good thing does come to an end, and so did 'Race'. © SKF Everything about 'Race 3' screams the word 'new'. The creators of the franchise were replaced with Remo D'Souza, who for no reason has bullets flying in every direction as if it was 'Flying Jatt 2'. Of course, one of Bollywood's biggest Khan was replaced with another Khan, which served as the last nail in the coffin. The movie has clearly been dumped with Salman's favourite B-town stars and that's what exactly cost the film. In an attempt to follow the old formula, this movie is just an old cocktail poured into a new, expensive, fancy bottle, which still tastes horrible. No amount of picturesque locations, sultry dance moves, shirtless guys, sexy divas, and unwanted action sequences can make it better. © SKF If Salman Khan thought that 'Race 3' was going to made this Eid extra special for his fans, I am disappointed to say that this is just another damp squib of a chapter from his 'Tubelight' textbook. Remo's film is a circus of six oafs and dolts, except for Anil Kapoor, who delivers as always and is a true entertainer. The movie has too many players trying to take control, but the script is so flawed that no amount of acting can stop it from crashing and burning. © SKF The story is an inheritance drama that revolves around the family of a ruthless global arms dealer, Shamsher Singh (Anil Kapoor). He has his eye on a particular hard disk in order to blackmail Indian politicians and Shamsher's nephew Sikandar (Salman Khan) has been given the job to get the hard disk. Shamsher has twins (Saqib Saleem and Daisy Shah) and a bodyguard (Bobby Deol). Rana (Freddy Daruwala) is the enemy. But the main problem is a will that leaves most of the property to Sikandar instead of Shamsher's own kid. You are also introduced to Jessica (Jacqueline Fernandez), a pole dancer whose loyalty changes direction just like the wind. She is seen romancing Sikander but then has Bobby next up in her list. A post shared by anilskapoor (@anilskapoor) on Jun 14, 2018 at 10:32pm PDT Looking at the movie, it seems like Remo was so enthralled by Salman's presence alone, that he forgot his job to dole out instructions on how to act. Salman simply comes across as a character who is doing whatever he wants and going in his own direction. Yeah, maybe Salman can do that, but how about following some basics? The dialogues are 'blah' and the amount of cars blown in this film can even beat Rohit Shetty's record. Nothing seems in place and there are a lot of mindless gunshots and bullets flying around. © SKF Most of Salman's fans will assert that this is Bhai's best performance till date and claim it was a thrilling watch. Some of you might accuse me of being too critical, but shouldn't the movie at least make some attempts to follow the footsteps of its predecessors? It's brilliant to see how the entire cast cracks you up when that wasn't even their intention in the first place. While Salman is busy trying to be the macho man, it is only Anil Kapoor who actually bothers to do some justice to his role and the movie. He knows what he wants, how he wants things to take place and has a great command over his character, which makes him the best in the clan of dunces. About the rest of the cast, the lesser we say, the better. © SKF By the time the plot is set in motion, we see a duel, some twists in the climax, Bobby and Salman stripping their shirts off, but by then it's too late for us to even bother. No matter how much you love Salman and his gang, even a loyal fan will have a hard time getting over this shabby flick which takes up three hours of your precious life. Maybe it's time we take Daisy's suggestion seriously and understand that "Race 3 is just Salman Khan's business, none of the viewers' business.”
  13. For a company that began its journey in 1899, Keventers has really come of age only recently. Keventers, now headed by Sohrab Sitaram, has been incredibly successful after a branding overhaul just 3 years back. But it wasn't the case just a few years ago. It had always been considered a small family business even as its humble beginnings gave way to the millennial generation's expansionist plans. © yourstory Edward Keventers, a Swedish entrepreneur set up the Aligarh Dairy Farm in 1900s and the brand Keventers was set up in 1925. By 1940, the brand passed over to Krishna Dalmia and with 48 distribution outlets in Delhi, it continued to grow organically. From providing milk powder to the Indian Army in the 1960s to facing complete closure back in 1970s after a forced shut down of the main factory, Keventers kept afloat without making a serious dent in the Indian F&B industry. Even as the revered Keventers Milkshake brand started to lose its appeal at the turn of the century, Agastya Dalmia (Krishna Dalmia's great-grandson) along with his friend tried resuscitating the dying brand. Classic recipes with a tinge of nostalgia could only do so much for the reinvented Keventers back in 2014. The older generation was the only target market that Keventers reached out to and it wasn't a success. Even as Agastya Dalmia and Aman Arora closed the outlet in Pitampura within a year, they knew they had to turn to someone who belonged to this business. Enter, Sohrab Sitaram. © franchiseindia The son of a Fauji with an incredible store of knowledge of the India F&B industry, Sohrab Sitaram was cut out for this job. He introduced the Indian audiences to House music for the first time in the early 2000s and with experience in opening restaurants and creating brands such as Laid Back Waters, Tabula Rasa, Chi Asian Cookhouse and Chatter House, Sohrab was the guy Agastya and Aman were looking for. When they first approached Sohrab to come on as a consultant, he wasn't really game. He told them that he would put them in touch with people who could help them with their venture and that he hadn't really even heard of the brand they were talking about. Agastya and Aman though were persistent in their vision for the brand. In 2015, they approached Sohrab again, this time with a business plan and with an offer to head the company as the CEO. Sohrab agreed and this was the start of a partnership that would reap huge dividends in the years to come. © yourstory Sohrab came out all guns blazing to pull Keventers out of the rut. Replacing plastic glasses and straws with glass bottles and paper straws helped improve the image of the brand and brought in more millennial customers. A refreshing palette of new flavours and a huge re-branding effort saw Keventers establish itself as an aspirational brand that appealed to the younger generation. With a good go-to market strategy in place, the first outlet opened in Select Citywalk in Saket and it was runaway hit. Sohrab and his team haven't looked back since. Today, Keventers is growing at a neck-breaking pace. With over 287 outlets globally, Keventers—the brand once on the heels of shutting shop—is looking at Switzerland and London as a location for its next outlet. Their franchise model helps them to open 20 outlets a month and by this year-end Keventers is expected to be a 100 crore brand. By 2019, Sohrab expects to add about a 100 more outlets including spaces in Nepal and West Asia. © animal This inspirational success story of a home grown brand shows the potential of the Indian market even in a niche business like milkshakes and young businessmen like Sohrab who are driving indigenous businesses in international markets deserve all the applause. Watch Sohrab's journey to make Keventers into a 100 Crore brand here:
  14. Starting a new business is exciting, but it is also extremely crucial for you to do your research thoroughly before embarking on such a journey. It is sure to be a tough road and here is how you can prepare yourself mentally for the challenges that are bound to come your way. You need to know your customers, your product/service, and also do your market research before you make the final decision. So, here is a list of questions that you need to ask yourself, before going ahead with your business plans: 1. Who Are Your Customers? ©Thinkstock For example, if you are starting a Smartwatch startup, then you should define what age segment it will address to. Ideally, you would be catering to a younger demographic, so you simply cannot assume that people across all age groups would be interested. You need to be specific about your customers. If you are starting a media company, then specify whether it would cater specifically to men, women or would it be a conventional media company, or even a news portal. Similarly, if you are developing a CRM(customer relationship management) app, then ask yourself whether you would be targeting big established chains or the main street dealers. For a business to be successful, you should know all about its potential customers, because, in the end, it is them who you are catering to 2. What Exactly Does Your Customer Need? This is one of the most important questions you need to answer before embarking on the journey of starting a business. In most cases, this question is what gives you an idea about your startup. You need to know what exactly is your customer's problem that your service or product would solve. You need to identify if it is a need or a want. For instance, let's take an example of Elon Musk's startup journey. He started an online payment company X.com, which later became Paypal and made the process of transacting money hassle-free. He now heads The Boring Company, which is focusing on making travel easier for the public. He identified a problem and started creating solutions. 3. Are Your Customers Already Addressing That Need? If Yes, Then How So? ©agilecrm It is basic common sense to ask yourself this question in order to provide your customers with a better solution. You cannot simply assume that your customers are not addressing this need today. They might be doing it, even though with a less efficient method. Before we had subscription services like Netflix, people used to, and a majority of people still have a cable connection or a dish service. So, assume that a solution is already there and people are using it. You simply need to know if you can make it better. 4. What Is Your Product/Service? This one is a bit tricky as it needs simplification. As Albert Einstein said, “If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you don't understand it yourself.” Well, you might not need to explain your plan to a six-year-old in this case, but certainly to adults who have no idea of your domain. Many a time, people have no idea of what it is that you are providing. Is it a service, a product or a combination of both? Run your product description by people you know and get their feedback. How will people buy your product if they do not know that they need it? 5. How Will Your Customers Benefit From This Product/Service? ©Thinkstock This is a crucial question that an entrepreneur or a business person often comes across. There are chances that you get swept away by the sheer brilliance of your product idea, that you don't stop to think if people need it or not. If your customers won't benefit from it, then maybe you need to rethink your business plan. Asking yourself tough questions like this will help you build a stronger business plan with more chances of success
  15. Serena Williams on her way to victory over Kristyna Pliskova. Photo: AFPSerena Williams made a winning return to Grand Slam tennis which was as memorable as her body-hugging black catsuit when she reached the Roland Garros second round on...
  16. Wear denim for a business meeting to let them know you mean business. Business meetings are infamous for having that stiff upper lip, officious vibe about them, that is essentially a reflection of the twisted tales of power struggle that go on inside the stained glass walls, across those expensive, menacing surfaces of teak and mahogany. These are the avenues where 'power dressing' derives its name from. Does it always need to be this way, though? Especially if you're someone with a creative bent of mind and an inherent disregard for rules, it's no surprise that you'd want to portray your playfulness, with a side of carefully calculated nonchalance that shows them that you're your own boss. How do you go about it, though? Aaftab Mehra, Owner and Founder of Saint Homme - an elite menswear brand, tells us how. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood / Wardrobe Partner: Numero Uno As a creative director himself, who always has client meetings lined up, Aaftab has perfected the technique of coming up with his own power dressing aesthetic that is not boring in the slightest. A lover of denim, Aaftab has always believed that one should go for this fabric when one wants to incorporate playfulness in their outfit. But how does one do it in a setting as formal as a business meeting? "3 steps are all you need to follow", says Aaftab. Let's look at the three steps: 1. Aaftab believes that incorporating jeans in your outfit has to be a staple, however, that by itself doesn't cut it when it comes to establishing that you're a rebel. Find a denim shirt that fits you like a dream. It has to be snug, but not in a way that your buttons pop open. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood / Wardrobe Partner: Numero Uno 2. When it comes to selecting a pair of jeans, always go for a well-fitted, tapered one. It can't be loose, but it shouldn't be super skinny either. Maintaining that balance is important. © MensXP/Anubhav Sood / Wardrobe Partner: Numero Uno 3. Once you have achieved that denim on denim perfection, it's time for that one twist that changes the game. Get your favourite pair of formal blazer out and wear it on top of your denim shirt. It's a bold move, yes, but that was the aim, right? According to Aaftab, what you have established with this rather odd but awesome sartorial move is that you make your own rules - quite a gutsy statement to make in a business meeting, don't you think? © MensXP/Anubhav Sood / Wardrobe Partner: Numero Uno Congratulations, for you have now established yourself as a badass, without having to utter a single word. '31 Days Of Denim' is a social experiment of sorts, or in layman terms, the ultimate Denim guide, on how to inject your personality, and inherent sense of self into, say, a basic-ass pair of jeans. Bonus: It features the finest men in the capital, all with very distinct style sensibilities, but primarily, each having an innate love for all things denim. Creative Direction: Santu Misra Styling: Siddharth Batra Assisted By: Sowrav Bhowmik Fashion Assistant: Rohan Kwatra Photographer: Anubhav Sood Hair & Make-Up: Shallu Chandla Wardrobe Partner: Numero Uno
  17. As I sat glued to my laptop looking at a stone-faced Mark Zuckerberg fumble at Senator Dick Durbin's question “Mr. Zuckerberg, would you be comfortable sharing with us the name of the hotel you stayed in last night?”, I grew uncomfortable. Mr Mark refused; no, he would never reveal that bit of personal information publicly. But we do. We too have the option of not revealing it, but we do. We check in at airports, in new cities, in hotels, posting selfies from their swimming pools. And we often make that information public. Even when we don't, our Facebook profiles are not purist lists of our friends – we all have random strangers and acquaintances as 'friends' – that former classmate you never spoke to, that friend of a friend who liked your post and sent you a friend request and you accepted because it would be too rude not to. Who uses or misuses that information is entirely in our hands – Facebook lets you choose your friends and edit your post's privacy settings. And yet we choose to. We give in to our exhibitionist tendencies, that come out with full force under the influence of the digital page 3 culture that Facebook has come to represent. Same with Instagram. © Reuters Facebook is no longer the idea behind its conception – a social noticeboard to have group conversations with your friends and share your life with them. It has become a rooftop with a loudspeaker – the intimate conversations have moved on to WhatsApp. On Facebook, we are never just 'sharing', we are always performing. Even in 'liking' posts, commenting on friends statuses, checking in at airports, we are telling the world we are living a good life, unmindful of the fact that this information could be misused by a frenemy, by a stalker lurking as an acquaintance on our friend list, at worse by a conman looking to make a quick buck. Reality star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris, after robbers tracked her through her Snapchat posts. How then is this private? It is our obsessive dependency on the social media platform that has led us to fall prey to the capitalist monopoly. Facebook cannot be singularly blamed for it (mind you, this is not to absolve it of leaking the data of 87 million people). Facebook is just another capitalist player in our consumerist world. We too are products of it – we succumb to it when we Instagram our meals before we eat them, when we buy branded products only for their flaunt value. © Reuters Advertisements work on similar lines – exploit our collective interests and preferences to sell us their product. Google does the same and at a much creepier level. You search for the location of a salon on Google Maps and next you know you are getting promotional messages from a café next to it. You search for hotels to book for your holiday and next you know the same hotel pops up on your feed. It happens when our phone numbers are given out in bulk to multiple sales teams and we get spam calls asking us to take loans, get ourself tested for Vitamin D, attend wellness spa sessions and change our phone networks. This distribution of personal phone numbers is one of the biggest scams of modern living – one that we dismiss by disconnecting our calls, telling the tele-callers not to call us again. © Pexels At the end of the day, Facebook is a business. Their business model is advertising, and advertising needs information. The same kind of information a mosquito repellent brand needs. It did not force us to share our details, we did it knowing well the dangers to privacy social media was to pose in the coming times. Yes, it cannot leak personal data for political interest – that is a threat to democracy. In the years to come, social media will need to be regulated by government policies and neutral institutions. Whether private companies sell off our information or whether the ruling parties manipulate it to their benefit in the future – social media will remain a double-edged sword that will function both as the medium of revolution and as the water cannon to douse that very revolution. When Dr Faustus sold his soul to Lucifer, he was aware of the consequences of the deal. He enjoyed the good things that came along with the deal but was aghast when it hit him hard in the end. Social media today is that deal. We signed up on Facebook, tick marking its terms and conditions and entering our personal details, knowing all too well it is public information. © Reuters Unlike the linking of Aadhar card with our bank accounts, Facebook isn't compulsory, nor is it a government-regulated model. It's only because it has become a worldwide phenomenon, there has arisen a need to regulate it – because everybody is on Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg is the kid who created a website in his college dorm but by a genius stroke of luck, the website became a global sensation. And because it is a capitalist venture, it runs with the same shrewd Machiavellian principles a corporate organisation runs on. Of course, the data leak is unethical. What happened in the Cambridge Analytics case is dangerous territory. Personal information about demographics cannot and should not be used to help election campaigns. The platform's policies with regards to privacy need to be changed, yes. These are two major mistakes it made, and the fact that it did not notify the users about the leak. Transparency or the façade of it, after all, is the stock demand of the modern world. Disclaimer: This piece does not defend Facebook's actions w.r.t the data leak, which was most definitely an invasion of privacy.
  18. Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug but don't know where to start? Well, here is some help for you.These are not just old service based, copy pasted startup ideas, but something less heard of and growing well as suggested by industry experts. 1. Disaster Relief © Thinkstock There is a startup known as CrisisGo from Clayton, Missouri that gives teachers a panic button for their phones, seeing a rise in cases of mass shootings at schools. The increasing number of man-made emergencies and natural disaster has increased the demand for such and after services. According to IBISWorld, the disaster relief industry is expected to jump to $11.2 billion in 2022 from $10.1 billion in 2017. The industry is primarily made up of companies and organizations that are in the business of selling or supplying everything from shelter to medical relief after a natural or man-made disaster occur. This could range from a tornado to an act of terrorism. 2. Canned Wine © Nomadica Have you ever seen canned wine in India before? Then why not come up with one? The inside product remains the same but what is attracting millennials abroad is the new packaging of the product. According to Nielsen, the total U.S. sales for canned wine jumped to $32.3 million last year--a $29 million increase from 2014. You can say canned wine is still a niche within the wine industry, but it's a rapidly growing now. It would be something like that you can have on the go. A company named Nomadica, based in Los Angeles, sells canned wines from all over the world. It is sold online and in restaurants, hotels, boutique liquor, bars, and in grocery stores as well. 3. Women's Reproductive Health Care © Thinkstock Startups across the world are helping women take control of their reproductive health with fertility-tracking apps and many other services. It is no new subject but the service is. There is a first of its kind startup, Celmatix, based out of New York, that helps women understand why they can't get pregnant or what could be the reason behind their infertility. According to Harris Williams study, the U.S. fertility market's value at between $3 billion and $4 billion as estimated. 4. Elderly Care © Thinkstock According to a figure, IBIS says the industry generated more than $50.7 billion in revenue in 2017 which is now expected to increase by about 42 percent by 2022. There is this Southern California startup Ceresti Health which is trying to improve the lives of 5.5 million dementia patients with the help of technology. Ceresti Health aims to boost caregivers' confidence and skills through digital education, monitoring tools, and human support 5. eSports © Thinkstock Amine Issa, the founder of Mobalytics says, “I feel like I've learned most of the stuff in my life through playing video games competitively." This guy studied fighter pilots and navy seals to help gamers perform better. The startup basically uses artificial intelligence(AI) software to help competitive video game players improve their skills The good news is that according to SuperData Research the industry is expected to reach $1.7 billion in 2020, up from $1.1 billion in 2018. Amazon's $970 million acquisition of Twitch is all the good signs to begin your career in this field. The possibility that the NCAA will support collegiate gaming is driving enormous growth in eSports as well. 6. Alternative Protein Food Products © Thinkstock Are you a fitness freak? If yes, then you would grasp this one easily. This startup named Ripple Foods makes dairy-free alternatives to milk, half-and-half, and yogurt out of pea protein. The founders' idea behind this was to create something that tasted good and had as much protein as traditional milk. This milk is made up of pea protein which is the most abundant and accessible plant protein that isn't soy and it has eight grams of protein per one-cup serving, compared with the same amount in regular milk. Plant-based foods rich in protein have been gaining popularity thanks to trends like the Paleo and ketogenic diets. According to Research and Markets, this market accounted for $4.2 billion in 2016 and is now expected to grow 6.8 percent between 2017 and 2022. Pretty good time to start? 7. Beauty Tech © Function of Beauty Beauty and technology? Sounds a little unheard no? Then hear this. The 'Function of Beauty' is a shampoo company based out of New York City, is using algorithms to give you perfect hair. They say why buy any old product when you get one that's made just for you? And no two bottles are alike. Now you can use technology like machine learning to make better shampoos, makeup accessories, and perfume. According to IBIS, the overall beauty market is expected to jump to $27.8 billion in 2022 from $22.1 billion last year. 8. Influencer Agents © Thinkstock Well, most of you know about Influencer marketing and how rapidly it is growing with increasing number of users on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram and other social media platforms. But, do you also know who does Apple and Microsoft turn to when they want to advertise on social media platforms? They turn to Mathew Micheli and Joseph Gaglies the Co-founders of Viral Nation for the same. Viral Nation is an influencer marketing and influencer talent agency and it is not alone, there are dozens of companies riding the wave of activity in the growing social-media marketing industry. According to IBIS, revenue for the industry is expected to increase to $10.8 billion in 2022, a 2.2 percent jump from 2017.
  19. Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, the ride-hailing firms said on Monday. Photo: file SINGAPORE/SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, the ride-hailing firms said on Monday, marking the US company?s second retreat from an Asian market. The industry?s first big consolidation in Southeast Asia, home to about 640 million people, puts pressure on Indonesia?s Go-Jek, which is backed by Alphabet Inc?s Google and China?s Tencent Holdings Ltd. A shake-up in Asia?s fiercely competitive ride-hailing industry became likely earlier this year when Japan-based SoftBank Group Corp?s Vision Fund made a multi-billion dollar investment in Uber. SoftBank owns stakes in most major global ride services companies, and executives have indicated they favoured consolidation. SoftBank already had investments in Grab and India?s Ola, and Vision Fund Chief Executive Rajeev Misra had urged Uber to focus less on Asia and more on profitable markets such as Latin America, a person familiar with the matter said. Grab President Ming Maa told Reuters that SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son was ?highly supportive? of the deal, which he called ?a very independent decision by both? Grab and Uber. Uber will take a 27.5 percent stake in Singapore-based Grab and Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi will join Grab?s board. Grab was last valued at $6 billion after a financing round in July. ?It will help us double down on our plans for growth as we invest heavily in our products and technology,? Khosrowshahi said in a statement. The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) said it has the mandate to review whether any mergers will result in a ?substantial lessening of competition? and take any action to intervene in the deal, but it has yet to receive notice from the companies. The deal will help bolster Grab?s meal-delivery service, which will merge with Uber Eats, compete with Go-Jek. Go-Jek has become a dominant player and powerful rival in Indonesia, the region?s biggest economy, and it has rapidly expanded beyond ride-hailing to digital payments, food delivery and on-demand cleaning and massage. Ride-hailing companies throughout Asia have relied heavily on discounts and promotions, driving down profit margins and increasing pressure for consolidation. Uber, which is preparing for a potential initial public offering in 2019, lost $4.5 billion last year and is facing fierce competition at home in the United States and across Asia, as well as a regulatory crackdown in Europe. Uber invested $700 million in its Southeast Asia business. Uber previously sold operations in China and Russia to local rivals under former CEO Travis Kalanick. The deal with Grab is the first operations sale by Khosrowshahi, who started in September. MORE CONSOLIDATION But Uber?s CEO does not want to make these mergers a pattern and said he has no plans to do another sale in which it consolidates its operations in exchange for a minority stake in a rival. ?It is fair to ask whether consolidation is now the strategy of the day, given this is the third deal of its kind ... The answer is no,? Khosrowshahi said in a note to employees that was shared with Reuters. ?One of the potential dangers of our global strategy is that we take on too many battles across too many fronts and with too many competitors.? SoftBank is also an investor in India?s Ola, another competitive and costly market where rivals have heavily subsidised rides in an effort to gain market share. But a source familiar with Uber?s strategy said the company was going to step up its battle with Ola in India, where Uber has close to 60 percent of the market, by some estimates, but is losing money. SoftBank?s Misra sees opportunities for mergers and joint ventures between SoftBank-backed ride-hailing companies, particularly for collaborating on research and development, but the investor would never get actively involved with management decisions, the person familiar with the matter said.
  20. As a 44-year-old father of two, Hrithik Roshan looks like the Guinness World Record holder of anti-ageing abilities. And well, he's come a long way from mesh tank tops and jeans that were a little too relaxed —though, they too, were iconic in themselves. But that's like digging into the past and picking nostalgia over style. That's just wrong. Having said that, there's a lot to talk about Roshan's style anyway. Over time and since a few years now, his denim has started to fit him a lot better, he's been picking polo T-shirts/just T-shirts over dad-like shirts and wearing baseball caps left, right and centre. His almost-dadcore staples are now seeming to exude some youthfulness — which is great. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani But if his recent airport outing is any proof, he has skipped another level in excellence now: © Viral Bhayani There's a lot of commitment to chill #AirportStyle in visibility here. If you analyse the core of this outfit here, it's quite the uniform of a cool-arse dad. A father, who gives life lessons to his kids and when asked, helps in building a Lego house too. He's the dad who's at the age of being a father of two now-old-enough off-springs, but doesn't want to appear like that. And that's exactly the vibe he's gone for here. As usual, he's opted for comfort while travelling, by slipping into a polo T-shirt. Remember, not a graphic T-shirt. His choices are definitely more polished, considering the polo is a must-have for every rich man out there. But as a flag-bearer of his youth, instead of classic wash jeans, Roshan's rendition of ripped, distressed (but bandaged) jeans look quite cool. © Viral Bhayani Meaning, he's now finally found the middle-ground based on the streetwear-meets-dadcore life. Notice how his trainers are yet, very dad-like (big, clunky, ordinary), indicating that the actor's roots of India's coolest dad haven't been left by the actor in the past. In fact, over time, he's now become the dad that travels to Coachella, gets dirty with the crowd and once back home, turns to babysitting in the exact same spirits. © Viral Bhayani Now, this one big feat Hrithik has achieved.
  21. Uber's logo is pictured at its office in Tokyo, Japan, November 27, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon SINGAPORE: Ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc has agreed to sell its Southeast Asian business to bigger regional rival Grab, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Sunday, in what would be the US company?s second retreat from Asia. The deal, which could be announced as early as Monday, marks the industry?s first big consolidation in Southeast Asia, home to about 640 million people, and puts pressure on rivals such as Indonesia?s Go-Jek, backed by Alphabet Inc?s Google and China?s Tencent Holdings Ltd. As part of the transaction, Uber would get a stake of as much as 30 percent in the combined business, said a source with direct knowledge of the matter who did not want to be identified as the deal is not yet public. Another source familiar with the deal said Uber would acquire a 25 percent to 30 percent stake in Grab, valuing the entire business at $6 billion, the same valuation it commanded in its most recent capital raising. Uber and Singapore-based Grab, Southeast Asia?s biggest ride-hailing firm, declined to comment. Expectations of consolidation in Asia?s fiercely competitive ride-hailing industry were stoked earlier this year when Japan?s SoftBank Group Corp made a multi-billion dollar investment in Uber. SoftBank is also one of the main investors in several of Uber?s rivals, including Grab, China?s Didi Chuxing, and India?s Ola. Ride-hailing companies throughout Asia have relied on discounts and promotions to attract both riders and drivers in the fast-growing market, driving down profit margins. Uber, which is preparing for a potential initial public offering in 2019, lost $4.5 billion last year, and is facing fierce competition at home and in Asia, as well as a regulatory crackdown in Europe. It is also recovering from a year of scandals that saw co-founder Travis Kalanick forced out as chief executive in June amid US criminal inquiries and a workplace marred by sexual harassment allegations. SoftBank gained two seats on Uber?s board of directors through its investment and has said it wants the company to focus on growing in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Australia, but not in Asia, due to the lack of profitability. Uber?s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said at a conference in New York in November that the company?s Asia operations were not going to be ?profitable anytime soon?, particularly because of how heavily Uber was subsidizing rides there. ?The economics of that market are not what we want them to be,? he said at the time. Khosrowshahi, who took over the top job at Uber in August, has been working to clean up the company?s financials ahead taking it public. Still, during a visit to India in February, he pledged to continue investing aggressively in Southeast Asia. Now that Uber is pulling out of Southeast Asia, attention may turn to the company?s operations in India, which accounts for more than 10 percent of Uber?s trips globally, but is not making money yet. Uber?s deal with Grab would be similar to the one struck in China in 2016 when a bruising price war ended in Didi Chuxing buying out Uber?s China business in return for a stake in the company. Grab raised about $2.5 billion last July from Didi, SoftBank and others in a deal valuing the company at around $6 billion. Bloomberg first reported the deal.
  22. Former PM Nawaz Sharif. Photo: File ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that if "they" want to conduct his accountability then it should start from 1937, "when God started blessing us", adding that, "they are just after my father?s business". Nawaz was interacting with reporters inside the accountability court hearing the London flats case against him and his family. The former premier questioned why new corruption references were filed when nothing came up in the old references, adding that, "there?s nothing in our case but even then something is being dug up". "Rental power and NICL are cases where corruption was proved," he said, referring to the scams in the previous government of the Pakistan Peoples Party. "These new references are like a Dilip Kumar film," he quipped, referring to the famous Bollywood actor. 'You accused us, now prove it' Maryam Nawaz. Photo: File Adding to her father, Maryam Nawaz said all the documents presented in court have been submitted by them. "There?s no life in the case," she said, adding that, "first they said the flats our mine, then said they are Nawaz?s". She stated that "they ask us how we got all these assets...you have blamed us of corruption, you should prove it too". Taking a jibe at Nawaz's political arch-rival Imran Khan, Maryam said, "he accepted ownership of his offshore company but was told 'no, you have done no wrong. She added that even when Imran submitted false documents, it was said that, "no even this is fine". She was likely referring to the acquittal of Imran in the offshore companies case by the Supreme Court last year and the recent incident wherein it was alleged that Imran's Bani Gala estate was built illegally and he had submitted the falsified documents to the Supreme Court.
  23. For some people, Hrithik Roshan is a 'Greek God' and for some he is the world's most handsome actor. Well, ask any fitness enthusiast and they will tell you how Hrithik is not only an inspiration for them, but also someone who gives major fitness goals every single day. Ever since his debut days, Hrithik's chiselled body has been a matter of envy, inspiration and a topic of discussion for all his fans. But, have you ever wondered who motivates or inspires the man, who never ceases to impress us with his workout regime? Instagram Well, don't look too far. Hrithik's motivation begins at home, with his mother Pinkie Roshan by his side. After touching 30 or 35, when most of us start cribbing about our busy schedules and how we don't get any time to look after ourselves or workout, Pinkie Roshan is giving major fitness goals to everyone around her. Instagram Honestly, even at the age of 63, she looks fitter than I can ever be. And we all got to see it with our own eyes when Hrithik posted a video on his Instagram, where his mother is seen lifting weights at her gym. He captioned the video as, “I don't know whether to take this as inspiration, motivation or COMPETITION! You make me so proud mom! Love you and thank you for being my mother.” I don't know whether to take this as inspiration, motivation or COMPETITION! You make me so proud mom! Love you and thank you for being my mother #Repost @pinkieroshan with @get_repost ã»ã»ã» Deadlifts#string#power A post shared by Hrithik Roshan (@hrithikroshan) on Mar 16, 2018 at 8:47pm PDT Well, this isn't the first time that Pinkie Roshan has inspired people with her fitness regime. Fitness#Paul britto#gym#health#60 mins#functional# A post shared by Pinkie Roshan (@pinkieroshan) on May 13, 2015 at 12:59am PDT A post shared by Pinkie Roshan (@pinkieroshan) on Dec 14, 2017 at 9:37am PST In her case, age is truly just a number. A post shared by Pinkie Roshan (@pinkieroshan) on Dec 17, 2017 at 10:52pm PST A post shared by Pinkie Roshan (@pinkieroshan) on Mar 16, 2018 at 3:32am PDT Try#hard#tejas#coach#defeatdefeat #thnks#akro#keepfit# A post shared by Pinkie Roshan (@pinkieroshan) on Mar 17, 2018 at 4:56am PDT Well, we surfed through her Instagram, and truly it is a goldmine for all those people looking for reasons to never give up. As for Hrithik, he is currently busy with his upcoming movie 'Super 30', which is based on the life of Mathematician Anand Kumar.
  24. Saudi women tour a women-only car showroom on January 11, 2018 in the Saudi Red Sea port city of Jeddah RIYADH: Women in Saudi Arabia can now open their own businesses without the consent of a husband or male relative, as the kingdom pushes to expand a fast-growing private sector. The policy change, announced by the Saudi government last week, also marks a major step away from the strict guardianship system that has ruled the country for decades. "Women can now launch their own businesses and benefit from (governmental) e-services without having to prove consent from a guardian," the ministry of commerce and investment said on its website. Under Saudi Arabia´s guardianship system, women are required to present proof of permission from a male "guardian" -- normally the husband, father or brother -- to do any government paperwork, travel or enroll in classes. Long dependent on crude production for economic revenue, Saudi Arabia is pushing to expand the country´s private sector, including an expansion of female employment under a reform plan for a post-oil era. While women still face a host of restrictions in the ultraconservative kingdom, Saudi Arabia´s public prosecutor´s office this month said it would begin recruiting women investigators for the first time. The kingdom has also opened 140 positions for women at airports and border crossings, a historic first that the government said drew 107,000 female applicants. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading the drive to expand the role of women in the workforce in recent months. His father, King Salman, in September approved the end of a decades-long ban on driving, which goes into effect in June. The 32-year-old prince pledged a "moderate, open" Saudi Arabia in October, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. Prince Mohammed is widely seen as the chief architect behind Saudi Arabia´s "Vision 2030" reform programme, which seeks to elevate the percentage of women in the work force from 22 percent to nearly one-third.
  25. Bubba Watson plays his shot from the 17th tee during the third round of the Genesis Open golf tournament at Riviera Country Club. Photo: Orlando Ramirez/USA TODAY Sports LOS ANGELES: Bubba Watson, back in business with a new ball on a course where he has won twice before, took the third-round lead at the Genesis Open on Saturday as a large pack queued up close behind. Watson, whose nine PGA Tour victories include two Masters titles, charged to the front with a six-under-par 65 at storied Riviera in the Los Angeles neighbourhood of Pacific Palisades. He posted a 10-under 203 total, one shot ahead of fellow American Patrick Cantlay (69), who curled a 55-foot birdie putt into the middle of the hole at the par-four 18th. Four others are two behind ? Americans Kevin Na and Tony Finau, Australia Cameron Smith and halfway leader Graeme McDowell. Watson, whose wife was a professional basketballer, played in the NBA All-Star weekend celebrity game in Los Angeles on Friday. Back at home on grass instead of hardwood, he started his third round in style with a tap-in eagle at the par-five first, but acknowledged it was a tough slog the rest of the way. ?It was a grind full time,? said the 39-year-old, who won at Riviera in 2014 and 2016. ?It was easy when you have a tap in. Then I just hung on the rest of the time.? Watson has slipped to 117th in the world rankings after an ill-fated experiment in 2017 with a different brand of ball. He has not exactly set the world on fire in three previous starts this year but hopes to stay on an emotional even keel in the final round. ?You?ve got to know that this golf course is going to make you mess up, the grass, the way the ball bounces on it, you?re going to have shots you think are perfect and ended up not perfect,? he said. ?But it?s golf, not just this week but every week. You?re going to know you?re going to make a mistake, especially on a Sunday, and you?ve got to keep fighting and hopefully your fight is better than everybody else?s fight.?
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