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  1. Taylor Swift re-recording her past hits could add to her troubles: reportTaylor Swift after having a bumpy year with her guns pointed towards her ex-record label Big Machine Label Group, is now planning to re-record her hits. The Bad Blood hit maker, who is contractually authorized to re-record her greatest hits and has full plans of doing so, may face some challenges after the process rolls out. In conversation with the Rolling Stone, Glenn Tilbrook, front man of acclaimed musical group Squeeze, who went through the same process gave his advice to the Love Story singer.“My advice to Taylor Swift is that it takes an awful lot of time, trouble, and money to [re-record hits faithfully], and I would question what the intended outcome would be. If she does it and gets away with it, of course, I support her efforts 100 percent,” he said. Founder of Better Noise Music, Allen Kovac gave his take on the fiasco by sharing an example of Mötley Crüe, that he manages, purchasing his masters from label Elektra. “[Swift] already made the decision to move on [from Big Machine]. The minute she did that, she lost her leverage. . . . Something broke down. She didn’t get the kind of advice that would allow her to have a win-win,” he said. He further said that when Mötley Crüe sat down to negotiate with Elektra’s then-head Sylvia Rhone, they agreed on a deal akin to the one Swift was offered by her ex-label.“When Sylvia Rhone decided not to believe in the band, I said, ‘Well, instead of paying them an advance of eight figures [for future recordings], you keep that money — we’ll take $2 million [instead], and we’ll take all the masters.’ That’s a deal; that’s a transaction,” he said. “What’s Taylor Swift’s transaction? Is she saying, ‘I’ll give you six more albums, let’s split it?’ Or did she just want her masters back because she’s Taylor Swift? Why does someone who invested in her as a teenager have to just give them to her? Even the Beatles don’t own their masters,” he added. “When you re-record, do you ever capture that same atmosphere? Do you have the same band, the same studio? What is it you’re trying to do — say to your fans, ‘Don’t listen to the music you already love’? I don’t know fans like that… If you could show me [one artist for whom] it’s worked out well, I’d say it’s a great idea and everyone should do it; I just haven’t seen any evidence of that,” he said further.
  2. Ever since OnePlus came to existence, the whole ethos of the company was to offer flagship-level smartphones at an attractive price. However, with the recent OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro, we've seen the company divulge into making more premium smartphones that also come with an increased price tag. However, the Chinese company may change that with a mid-range smartphone next year. A mid-range smartphone will not only let OnePlus keep the prices down, but it will also expand its portfolio and bring the company back to its roots. © 91Mobiles and OnLeaks OnePlus smartphones are highly successful in India and western markets; however, with rising prices, OnePlus has not been able to offer a smartphone in the mid-range segment. A new leak via 91mobiles and @OnLeaks suggests that the OnePlus 8 Lite will be the answer to all of the company's problems. The rumoured smartphone is said to come with a flat punch-hole display similar to the Galaxy S10 and without a notch. The display size is rumoured to be 6.4-inches or 6.5-inches and the fingerprint sensor will be under the display like the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. The camera sensors are also going to get a slight update as it will come with a dual primary camera setup and an additional Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors for better 3D photography and AR features. © 91Mobiles and OnLeaks The most interesting part of the smartphone will be its specifications. Normally, every OnePlus smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset. However, the recently announced Snapdragon 865 chipset comes with a 5G X55 modem which will eventually drive up the cost. The Snapdragon 865 chipset does not come with a 4G modem which means OEMs like OnePlus will have no choice but to use the X55 modem or use an alternative chipset. It could be possible we might see the OnePlus 8 Lite using a different chipset to control the price of the smartphone. We can expect it to be powered by Snapdragon 765 SoC or some other chipset. We should know more about the mid-range smartphone closer to its launch. However, if rumours turn out to be true, OnePlus will return to its roots of offering the smartphone at an even more affordable price. For now, we would advise you to take the above information with a pinch of salt as it is based on leaks and rumour. Source: 91Mobiles View the full article
  3. Photo: Reuters Global reinsurers are stepping up their warnings to life insurer clients about the potential risks of vaping, putting pressure on underwriters to charge certain vapers higher rates than smokers, or even exclude them altogether.US...
  4. In 13 first-class games to date, Omair Bin Yousuf, who made his first-class debut last year, has scored 984 runs at an average of 46.85. ? Photo: PCB/YouTubeBudding batsman Omair Bin Yousuf, a member of Pakistan ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup squad,...
  5. The PlayStation 5 may use cartridges. Well, it's either that or we think Sony is working on a Nintendo Switch competitor that'll use cartridges. Why? Because Sony has filed a new patent at the Instituto Nacional de Propriedade Industrial (INPI) in Brazil for 'PlayStation Cartridge'. As spotted by the Dutch website LetsGoDigital, the patented design of the cartridge was realised by Yujin Morisawa, the Senior Art Director of Corporate Design at Sony Interactive Entertainment. From the looks of it, it looks like a simple cartridge, so we can't exactly tell what could it be for. © LetsGoDigital Unless Sony decided to have a change of heart about a PlayStation Vita successor, we don't seem to have an answer for this cartridge. We say that because we already know the PlayStation 5 will use Blu-ray discs. And if it's not a PlayStation Vita successor, then could it be a hybrid console/ handheld device like the Nintendo Switch? A few people also noted that the patented cartridges could be for Sony's Toio line of kid's toys. Back in 2018, Sony filed a similar cartridge patent resulting in rampant speculation, but it turned to be Sony's line of kids' toys. So this could very well be one of those patents and we may be freaking out for no reason. © LetsGoDigital It's also entirely possible that the game cartridge is for the PlayStation line of hardware, maybe PlayStation VR 2. Or it could be used by the PS5 itself as expandable memory. Who knows? The best we can do right now is speculate and wait for some sort of an official announcement. Source: LetsGoDigital View the full article
  6. The boots were gifted by the son of sculptor Carlo Marochetti to the French politician Paul Le RouxPARIS: :A pair of boots worn by Napoleon during his final exile in St.Helena are to go under the hammer in Paris later this month.The size 40 boots...
  7. PARIS: An at-home, non-invasive screening for cervical pre-cancer could increase compliance with recommended follow-up tests, according to research presented Monday at a cancer conference. The new screening, called the S5 test, is based on a urine...
  8. While some of us do whatever we can to save street dogs, Nepal goes a step further and celebrates them though a festival. Yes, that's right! A five day festival called 'Kukoor Tihar' (festival of dogs) has begun this week and our Diwali, also Sunday, marked the second day of the festival. The entire festival is dedicated to dogs and honouring their presence and I think it's time we learn a thing or two from the Nepalese. (BCCL) India is quite apathetic towards animals in general and we don't have the empathy required to give our street animals or even our wildlife a second thought. Case in point, Diwali this year, where after the government made it mandatory to not burst crackers before 8pm and after 10pm, numerous people still indulged in it, risking the safety of street dogs around them. Apart from the harmful effects fireworks bring to the environment, they're also both physically and psychologically detrimental towards animals, especially street dogs who live on roads. But people didn't care much about their presence and after incessant fireworks on Diwali night, many dogs were left shivering out of fear. (c)Nepal Travel Adventure Nepal, on the other hand, celebrate their dogs in a wholesome way. In fact, they worship their dogs during the Tihar festival, while garlanding them, putting a tikka on them and giving them food. For the Nepalese, dogs are sacrosanct because of religious purposes. They happen to believe dogs are messengers of Yamraj (the God of death) and the ceremony conducted for the dogs is an attempt to appease the God. Both street dogs and pets become a part of the festival and have an entire week dedicated to them. Here's a glimpse from the festival: Kayle, bcause calling him 'kaley' could be racist!? He's the grandson of kuchu & still lives with us. Has his bih living with us too, Sweety. She might be due in few months. His mom aka Kuchu's daughter 'Motie' went poila after giving birth to Kayle.... he balls nmw.#kukurtihar pic.twitter.com/Aju3A3JEQq — pukay (@pukusubedy) October 27, 2019 Acknowledging all the joy she gives in our life â¤ï¸#kukurtihar #humanbestfriend pic.twitter.com/NIxai3lvqG — Priyanka Budhathoki (@bpriyanka111) October 27, 2019 Kukur Tihar is tommorow. The day we worship all dogs. Give blessings to your dogs. pic.twitter.com/3P5dElE79X — A happier day (@AHappierDay) October 26, 2019 Whether or not U believe in #Dogs, this little #Nepalese tradition will restore some of yr faith in humanity. Each year, on 2nd day of 5-day Diwali celebrations in Nepal, they celebrates #KukurTihar or “day of dogs” by worshipping man's four-legged friend https://t.co/H9Kh8DOltB — JyotsnaDeviMardarajHarichandan #Odisha (@jyotsnadevi33) October 26, 2019 Back in the Netherlands for Deepavali; celebrated Kukur Tihar or Dog Festival as per Nepali tradition today putting tika on the forehead of our dogs, garlanding then with marigolds and giving them treats pic.twitter.com/dBwXWP9wVZ — Venu Rajamony (@venurajamony) October 26, 2019 Anyways here's a photo of my dog in #KukurTihar pic.twitter.com/cBEQ5sGiLi — à¤à¤¯à¥à¤· राठमाननà¥à¤§à¤° (@AayushMndhr) October 27, 2019 Happy kukur tihar! Look at my babiess they so cuteð#Tihar #KukurTihar pic.twitter.com/FB8wFrHoIY — Follow-Find rista ðããã (@EvaluaTing98) October 27, 2019 Happy #KukurTihar pic.twitter.com/HFZqAuXsZN — Neeloo Sherpa, IPS ð®ð³ (@Neelsher) October 26, 2019 Happy Kukur tihar mero Puntey ðð Thankyou for everything that you've done for us. I wish you great health and long life. #KukurTihar #missingHome pic.twitter.com/p3XAPyiC1j — Darshana Gurungð³ðµ (@Darshnagr8) October 27, 2019 While worshipping cows is big in India, an attempt to treat all animals equally is fairly important. Even though cows are worshipped and cared for religious and economical purposes, we should develop a sense of empathy towards the four legged and give them equal respect and admiration. Nepal is a good example of the same and maybe we can learn how to be more empathetic towards animals from them. View the full article
  9. Jim Sarbh has convinced us that he can give his contemporary actors a run for their money with his intense acting. From a terrorist who gave us chills in Neerja to the spunky 'Adil' in Made In Heaven, he has proved that he is indeed a brilliant actor. The 32-year-old actor is someone who also loves offbeat projects like starring in Prateek Kuhad's cold/mess music video. Interestingly, his unconventional choice of projects also translates to the way he styles himself for events. It is an established fact that the actor has the quirkiest dress sense in Bollywood. If there's someone other than Ranveer Singh who can easily pull-off a lehenga, it's definitely Jim. Don't believe us? Just go to his Instagram profile to check the most outlandish outfits and styles that he's pulled off this year. From gender-fluid fashion to absurd silhouettes, he's tried them all. This brings us to a very intriguing outfit that he wore at a recent event. He donned a very loose blazer and pants that were clearly gender-fluid with high neck underneath the blazer. However, what was fascinating about this outfit was the fact that the blazer was so loose that two people could easily fit in them. Take a look: © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani In fact, Jim's blazer had so much room in it, that he ended up taking it off eventually. Well, we understand why. With such a quirky jacket, maybe it's difficult to wear it for longer durations which is why probably he took breaks in the middle. Let us know what do you guys think in the comments section below.
  10. The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch next year during holiday season 2020 and some leaks report that it may launch in the month of December. However, a brand new leak comes from a European retailer that reveals the possible price of the upcoming console. The price was spotted by ComicBook.com and reported that the console could be more expensive at launch when compared to the PS4's launch price. © Twitter/Letsgodigital According to the leak by ProGamingShop, a European retailer in Slovakia, the PlayStation 5 is expected to cost around €500 which roughly translates to $558 USD. Going by this leak the PlayStation 5 may cost around $500 or $550 dollars in the US which is ~Rs 39,000 as of today's exchange rate. That's around $100-$150 dollars more than the PS4 at launch, which seems quite believable. If this leak is to be taken at face value, the PlayStation 5 will cost Rs 39,000 in the US, but in India, it will be a lot more expensive than the international price. India charges a total 28.5% of duty on video game consoles and the price of the PlayStation 5 in India might just be around Rs 55,000. This is assuming that the leaked price turns out to be the actual price of the PlayStation 5 and the import duty isn't changed by the time of the PlayStation 5 launch. © Twitter/LetsGoDigital Along with the price leak, the product page also lists December 4, 2020, as the launch date of the console in the region. It is in line with previous leaks that suggested a December 2020 launch date and it also happens to be the same launch date as the PlayStation 1. © Twitter/LetsGoDigital Of course, we advise that you take this leak with a grain of salt as the retailer may not be as reliable as Amazon or BestBuy. It could be that the website may have posted incorrect launch dates or the price. The product page also could be a placeholder for the eventual launch of the console in order to get traction on the listing. Source: ComicBook.com
  11. It's no secret that Apple has been rumoured to be working on the next iteration of the AirPods. It was reported earlier that the new AirPods will launch sometime next year. Now, however it seems like it will come sooner than that. The new AirPods are rumoured to be called the AirPods Pro and will have a noise-cancelling feature as reported earlier. © SlashLeaks A new report by China Economic Daily suggests that Apple will be releasing the AirPods Pro later this month. It is expected to cost $260 (~Rs 18,500) and will also have basic water resistance for gym use. Earlier, the design of the upcoming AirPods was leaked and it shows that the overall design language will remain the same with subtle changes. It was also disclosed in the iOS 13.2 beta and the same update also had a tutorial about how users can adjust the noise cancellation on the new AirPods. © Twitter/RieplhuberGD The new AirPods will compete with Amazon's newly announced Echo Buds and the upcoming Pixel Buds. The noise cancellation feature on truly wireless earphones is expected to work similarly to the Sony WF- 1000XM3. It will adapt the sound in the earphones according to your surroundings and will block out ambient noise when needed. Sony uses its own 'Headphones' app to enable the feature and it will be interesting to see how Apple will implement its version of noise cancellation on the AirPods Pro. Of course, there is no certainty whether the earphones will launch later this month even though there are have been rumours of Apple hosting an event in October. Having said that, we are now approaching the end of the month and it looks highly unlikely. Source: China Economic Daily
  12. We're still a few months away from the launch of this year's iPhone lineup to see what Apple has in store for us. But while we wait for this year's iPhones, reports have already started popping up. According to a trusted source of Apple rumours, Apple will launch three iPhones next year too, and two of them will be 5G enabled. Yes, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that Apple is well on track with the 5G iPhones, despite the fact that they're not working with their original 5G modem supplier anymore. © MensXP In case you missed out on all the banter, Apple was originally slated to launch 5G enabled iPhones in 2020 with Intel's radio chip. But since Apple decided to cut all ties with Intel in favour of Qualcomm chips, we were wondering if it would affect the company's roadmap for 5G enabled phones. Well, if Kuo's report is something to go by, then it looks like Apple is “right on schedule”. Kuo also noted that Apple will launch three new iPhones next year, all with OLED screens. According to Kuo's prediction, Apple will launch a 5.4-inch smaller iPhone and a larger 6.7-inch large iPhone model. The current iPhone XS and the XS Max variants have a 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch displays respectively. Yes, it means we will be getting both an even smaller and a larger iPhone in 2020. Both of these iPhones will have 5G support. © Apple As for the third iPhone model, it looks like it won't have 5G support until 2021. However, it'll have an OLED panel just like the other two iPhones, which means all 2020 iPhones will have OLED screens, including the iPhone XR successor too. With that all being said, it's too early start placing our bets on the 2020 iPhones. But if these rumours are something to go by, then it looks like Apple won't be all that late to the party.
  13. If you're a pet parent, then this piece of information will warm your heart and excite you in a wonderful way. Netflix's absolutely beautifully show 'Dogs' is up for a second season. Firstly, a big 'yay' for it, and secondly, the producers of the show are on the lookout for some beautiful tales to tell and are scouting for stories. For the uninitiated, 'Dogs' told the tale of pet parents and their dogs and the role of a dog in a human's life. The episodes made us cry and smile in equal measures because, duh, what else could a story about a BFF with a tail do to you? If you have a beautiful story of your own with your dog or you know someone who does and deserves to be on the show, then one just simply has to go on their social media, narrate their story using the tag @netflixdogs and the hashtag #netflixdogstory. Yes, that is all my dear friends. © Netflix Even if our story doesn't make it to one of the episodes of the docu-series, this is one game we all win because no doggo story is a bad story after all, am I right? The second season doesn't have a set date but will reportedly premiere in December.
  14. Before this year's semi-finals, all 4 of the semi-finalists at Roland Garros had a combined total of 3 wins at the event. None of them had ever featured in the semi-final of a Grand Slam tournament before. Fan-favourite and veteran Serena Williams as well as world no.1 Naomi Osaka bowed out in the third round whereas defending champion Simona Halep was defeated by 17-year-old American Amanda Anisimova in the quarter final. Women's tennis keeps throwing curveball after curveball for the bookmakers, making some of the edgiest and most intriguing events in sports currently. © Reuters The semi-finals this year made for the most entertaining matchups, as Brit ace Johanna Konta came up short against Czech 19-year-old Marketa Vondrousova and Anisimova was defeated by 23-year-old Ashleigh Barty who was the ultimate champion. Barty, the current world no.8 actually returned to the WTA tour three years ago ranked 623 in the world, after an absence in order to play cricket in the women's Big Bash League in her native Australia. After her triumph in Paris yesterday, she will be ranked no.2 in the world as of 6th June. Hers is a story of real intrigue. This could be the biggest drawback of slipping women's tennis under the radar. The story of Ash Barty is inspirational to all those that seek a career change and the fact that it fails to reach a large audience is simply disappointing. © Twitter/HeatBBL None of the 4 semi-finalists were given much of a chance to go very far in the tournament by many; and they did so clinically and professionally, playing world-class tennis along the way. In fact, 14 of the women currently active on the WTA tour have been in the top 2 of the rankings. Only 4 of the active players on the ATP tour have featured in the top 2- Tennis' fabled 'Big Four' consisting of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray. As inspirational as the 'Big Four' have been for men's tennis this generation, they have made the sport somewhat predictable, leading to a lack of stories coming out of men's tennis except those of their incredible caliber. To put things into perspective, Naomi Osaka became the first woman in four years to win back-to-back Slams after her wins in New York and Melbourne. She is also one of the few players ranked among the top 10 to have multiple Grand Slam titles. 'The Big Four' on the other hand, have amassed 54 of the 61 Grand Slam titles that have been contested since 2004. © Reuters Yet, the efforts of the players on the WTA Tour seem to have lacked any appreciation from the rest of the tennis world. Both semi-finals of the women's draw took place on the outside courts in Paris as the men's semi-finals took place in Court Philippe Chatrier. For the second time within a year, the women's finalists were asked to wait to contest the final, as there was an overflow from the men's semi-final on Center Court. This makes one ponder whether the same measure would be taken if the tables were turned. In no other sport has the movement for equality been more prevalent than in tennis. As viewership and ticketing dictate most major decisions in the sport one has to feel sorry that the quality of women's tennis is going under the radar not just due to institutional problems, but due to negligence from viewers as well. The men's draw may be the main source of inspiration for tennis fans, but the more competitive, unpredictable and entertaining tennis is coming from the women's draw, which is unfortunately going rather unnoticed. A story like Barty's is unconventional and rare, and it must be highlighted rather than slipped under the radar like most stories coming out of women's tennis these days..
  15. The world of entertainment and sports have found their way to each other far too often to ignore. From Bollywood beauties getting married to sportsmen or wards of sportsmen getting into the entertainment industry, their fates have been intertwined since time immemorial. But, did you know that there are a few celebs who could have been professional cricket players but chose to be a part of Bollywood instead? Read about 5 such Bollywood stars here: 1. Suniel Shetty © Instagram A self-confessed sports lover, Suniel Shetty actively played cricket before switching gears to acting. Suniel Shetty has even teamed up with Zaheer Khan to launch India's first nationwide cricket league for amateur cricketers named Ferit Cricket Bash (FCB). 2. Angad Bedi © Instagram Son of renowned cricketer Bishen Singh Bedi, Angad has played for Delhi in Under-16 and Under-19 level. However, Angad was always more interested in acting. 3. Saqib Saleem © Instagram Saqib was an ardent follower of cricket and even represented his state Jammu and Kashmir while he played! The actor even shared that he used to play cricket with Virat Kohli during his childhood. 4. Aparshakti Khurrana © Instagram We have heard Aparshakti confess that he wanted to be a cricketer for the longest time, and what's more, the actor even captained the Haryana Under-19 cricket team at one point in time. 5. Harrdy Sandhu © Instagram Punjabi rockstar Harddy Sandhu began his career as a cricketer but an elbow injury broke his cricket dreams. The singer-cum-actor has played with the top cricketers of India, including Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara.
  16. Sony Mobile, the smartphone division of the Japanese company is now going to be pulling out from India and other regions. The move comes when Sony experienced fewer smartphone sales than the previous year and will be stopping its mobile business in India, Australia, Canada, South America, Mexico, Africa and the Middle East. Sony has been trying to cut its losses and the company will now concentrate its mobile business in countries like Japan, Europe, Taiwan and Hong Kong. The Xperia mobile division has also been dismantled and formed into a new division called “Electronics, Products and Solutions” and has been merged with TV, Audio and camera divisions. © Sony The company is also cutting its operational cost by 50% by pulling out of markets that are not deemed profitable for the company. The company has suffered low smartphone sales in key markets due to stiff competition from Chinese companies that offer better smartphones at a considerably low price. According to Counterpoint Research, Sony's smartphone market share was reduced to less than 1% and was probably due to making outdated smartphones. Sony was not able to adopt new technologies, features and even hardware in order to compete with its Chinese counterparts. © Slashhleaks Sony recently announced the Xperia 1, the world's first 4K smartphone at MWC earlier this year. No release date has been confirmed by the company and it is likely that the smartphone will not launch in India and other markets the company has decided to pull out from. Source: GSMArena
  17. Less than a month ago, when Gomathi Marimuthu stood atop the Asian Athletics Championships podium after winning the gold medal in the 800-m race in Doha, Qatar, she had a nation of more than 1.3 billion people standing behind her in support. Her story, full of pain and agony, inspired people from all over the world. The tales of her late father, sacrificing his diet just so his daughter could get the nourishment to one day represent India in an international event and make the nation proud, reached every street, every gully of the country and garnered support both financially and emotionally. "When I used to do sports, my father had a leg ailment and he was unable to walk. He had a two-wheeler and that was a big deal for us back then. We did not have good bus facility to go to the city, there was no electricity in my town and the roads weren't good either," the athlete had said in a press conference after the win. "If I woke up at 4 a.m., I could catch the 4.30 bus. So my father would wake me up at 4, sharp, putting an alarm. If my mother was not feeling well, my father only would give me water, boil milk... all these things he would only do," she added. However, her legacy may be in great trouble after the 30-year-old was tested positive in a doping test with a banned steroid at the Asian Athletics Championships in April and now, a four-year-long suspension from the tracks is staring at Marimuthu in the face. © Reuters It is believed that Gomathi was tested positive for yet another doping test almost a month ahead of Doha Asians and during the Federation Cup but the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) seemed to make no news of it. “We have zero tolerance to doping. As far as we are concerned, she is immediately suspended provisionally. She has the right to get her 'B' sample tested. If she is innocent and her 'B' sample is okay, we take her back, otherwise, straight away she is suspended for four years,” says Adille Sumariwalla, the AFI president. “We tested all those who were not in the national camp when they came here for the Federation Cup but the results came late,” said chief national coach Bahadur Singh. “That is also one reason why we have confirmatory trials for the non-National campers.” If Marimuthu does send her 'B' sample for testing and if they also turn out to be positive, not only will the athlete be suspended for four years but she will also be stripped off of her Asian medal, taking away one of three gold medals from the Indian contingent.
  18. Back in that one scene in 'Avengers: Infinity War', Doctor Strange gave up the time stone to save Tony Stark's life because 'it was the only way'. Now, after watching 'Avengers: Endgame', we know that Tony couldn't die in 'Infinity War' since he had to die in 'Endgame'. This was because of the 14,000,605 alternate endings that Doctor Strange saw, while acting quite strange, and knew exactly how everything will go about. There was only one time out of over 14 million that the Avengers actually came out victorious. But, now that we know about the winning ending, a lot of people wondered what actually happened in the other alternate endings, and well, people are way too creative and hilarious and have come up with a lot of predictions. Also, a shoutout to Reddit for never disappointing us. Here's a kinda one. © Reddit And, a 'nice' one. © Reddit No salt bae, but weed bae? © Reddit Wow, now that's evil. © Reddit Seems appropriate. © Reddit Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. © Reddit Noobmaster69 is everywhere. © Reddit Jam-mora, tho. © Reddit The James Charles shade tho. © Reddit They only got half the required signatures. © Reddit People won't mind the snap then. © Reddit Does this prove that Thanos is real?
  19. Apple's iPhones, as we all know, are some of the most expensive smartphones you can buy. Even the 'affordable' iPhone i.e. the iPhone XR costs over Rs. 60,000 in India after all the discounts. Do you think that's expensive? Well, think again, because the new iPhones that are launching later this year are going to be even more expensive. That's right! If you're waiting to buy the new iPhones, presumably the iPhone XI, then you might want to start saving some money because they're about to get a little pricier, and you can thank the ongoing trade war between the US and China for that. More like thank Trump for that. US President Donald Trump decided to piss off China by hiking tariffs on products manufactured there. Well, we don't blame him because his idea was to force US companies to relocate manufacturing back home to enforce employment, among other benefits. While that didn't happen as per the plan, it has caused Apple's iPhone production costs to rise. And obviously, to recoup profits, Apple would need to increase the iPhone price by a similar amount. And since there are no direct supply chain units from Apple's manufacturing plants in China to India, they have to go through the US for processing, which means Apple will have to pay the tariffs. © YouTube It's expected that Apple will choose to absorb the costs, at least for the time being, but we doubt if they'll do it for long. Apple will eventually have to slap a higher price tag on their already expensive iPhones. This, however, can be avoided if Apple starts manufacturing its flagship iPhones, in addition to the cheaper models, in India too. Well, let's just hope for the best. Source: Business Standard
  20. Having won two successive World Cups in 1975 and 1979, West Indies almost came close to securing their third, only to lose the final to India in 1983. Since that fateful day, the Windies have managed to enter the playoff stage only on three occasions - a semifinal entry in 1996 and a last-eight place in 2011 and 2015. Needless to mention, their ODI record, over the last five years, has been abysmal by any standards. Placed at a lowly eighth spot in the ICC ODI Rankings, the Windies might have struggled to match the heroics of their predecessors in the past, but, going into the World Cup, they are as a big a threat as there can be for their rivals, following the script of Kapil Dev-led India's triumph in 1983. Back in the 1983 World Cup, Kapil's Devils were ranked as outsiders who weren't expected to stand a chance against the proven opponents in the tournament, let alone run away with the title. They were consistently underestimated by stronger opponents like England, Australia and West Indies throughout the event - a mistake that eventually cost them all a shot at the World title. © Reuters In 2019, the Windies find themselves in a similar situation. Owing to their dismal form in recent years, no one is expecting them to go the distance. And, quite expectedly, top contenders like India, England and Australia are likely to underrate the Caribbean giants in the upcoming event. But, can the Windies be underestimated? Not a good idea, to say the least. The 15-member squad announced by Cricket West Indies (CWI) for the World Cup is not the one we can underestimate. The power-packed entertainers like Chris Gayle and Andre Russell are more than capable of winning the matches for their side single-handedly. The two superstars will also have adequate backing from swashbuckling Shimron Hetmyer, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope and Darren Bravo. © Reuters The Windies also have the luxurious services of Jason Holder, Ashley Nurse and Carlos Brathwaite at their disposal. These men will not only provide depth to their batting but are more than capable of giving the ball a fair tonk. The pace attack, that has been their weapon of mass destruction in the early years, looks intimidating and dangerous with the availability of Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas, Kemar Roach and Sheldon Cottrell. On paper at least, the Windies do look like a side that can not only cause problems to the tournament favourites, but can also potentially reach the final. But, for that to happen, the men from the Caribbean need to perform in their respective roles, and, more importantly, click as a unit. So, can West Indies finally claim their place back at the top of the heap? We'll find out when they begin their campaign on 31st May against Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. Squad: Jason Holder(c), Evin Lewis, Darren Bravo, Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Nicholas Pooran, Oshane Thomas, Shai Hope(wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Fabien Allen, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Ashley Nurse.
  21. It wouldn't be wrong to say that every job done well deserves its share of recognition and appreciation. After all, what else would make all that slogging worthwhile. However, talking about rewards that hard work can bring our way, one might find a hundred examples to quote. From monetary to material and appreciative rewards and what not, people have enjoys the fruits of their labour in myriad ways. © Getty Images Yet, never would have the ISC topper from Kolkata, Richa Singh, imagined the reward that awaited her. While most students would be most happy with an award or certificate for their outstanding academic performance, Richa got the best reward by far for standing fourth in the ISC Board exams this year. Richa, the all India fourth position holder, was made the Deputy Commissioner of Police of Kolkata Police for an entire work day yesterday. That was the district's way of showing appreciation for Richa's commendable academic achievements. Congratulations Richa!! Richa Singh, daughter of Insp. Rajesh Kumar Singh, Addl. OC, Gariahat PS, secured the fourth position across India at the ISC Examinations this year. She was felicitated this afternoon by @CPKolkata , Dr. @RajeshKumarIPS for her academic excellence. pic.twitter.com/KIJ8BtCH0S — Kolkata Police (@KolkataPolice) May 8, 2019 A student of G.D. Birla Centre for Education in Kolkata, Richa scored 99.25 per cent in her class 12th board examinations. According to a Times Now report, Richa "occupied" the chair of the Deputy Commissioner (South Eastern Division) of city police from 6 am to 12 noon during the day. © Twitter Daughter of officer-in-charge at Gariahat police station Rajesh Singh, she asked her father to return home early, when she was asked if she had any orders for her father, as she was his “boss” for the day. As for her father, he plans to obey his daughter's order to the T. © Twitter Kudos to Kolkata Police department for coming up with such a thoughtful, fun and unusual way of encouraging and rewarding young minds for their achievements.
  22. After watching 'The Last Of The Starks', most people were left with mixed feelings of disappointment and shock of an unsatiated progression. The time crunch that the series faces with only less than three hours to tie all the loose ends and troubling questions that fans have is worrisome. © HBO On top of that, Missandei's death has direct implications for Daenerys' actions going forward. The last episode saw the loss of the two of Daenerys' trusted long-standing advisors: Jorah Mormont, who dies protecting Dany © HBO And Missandei, who was executed in a scene that strikingly resembled Ned Stark's death back in season 1. © HBO Now here's the thing, Daenerys is rapidly growing restless in her quest to sit on the Iron Throne. Instead of letting her army rest and recuperate, she couldn't wait to attack head-on which clearly did not work in her favour at all, considering only one her babies is alive now and ships have been drowned which is a considerably huge loss. Now, Cersei's proved that she's a monster for executing Missandei despite Tyrion's compelling and moving proposal. However, it's her last words that are majorly impactful: "dracarys," the High Valyrian command Daenerys otherwise uses to order dragonfire. This is the provocation that will drive Dany to drown King's Landing in a lake of fire next episode. Clearly, Daenerys is very, very mad and won't think straight in whatever she plans for Westerosi next. While the last episode was the first time Dany pronounced out loud how she's destined to sit on the Iron Throne and that she wouldn't let anyone come in the way, one needs to keep in mind, that destiny can be a tricky thing. Given the clear lack of moral conscience she has been showing lately, including trampling over her advisors, Dany seems to be fated to follow her father's footsteps and become the Mad Queen, the very thing she swore to never become. So what side does she fall on? Is this her end? What do you guys think?
  23. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is trying extensively to bring onboard the Indian audience as their dream to expand the viewership beyond the United States of America and Canada, and go global, becomes more and more realistic with time. But, in order to make that happen, it is an absolute essential that the WWE superstars get acclimated to the Indian culture, first and foremostly, Bollywood, that drives the 'Indian lifestyle' in a major way. In the lastest, WWE NOW INDIA's host, Gaelyn Mendonca, was out on a quest to make some of the most famous WWE performers shout out the most iconic dialogues through the generations of Hindi cinema and we've got to say, the results were fantastic: While the organisation's Chief Brand Officer, Stephanie McMahon tried out Aamir Khan's line from 'Dangal' and Nikki Bella did her best to say the understandably confusing Akshay Kumar dialogue from 'Rowdy Rathore', we had a tough time choosing between Kurt Angle's “Basanti, in kutto ke samne mat nachna” from the 1975 classic 'Sholay' and Roman Reigns' “Mogambo khush hua” from Anil Kapoor starrer 'Mr. India'. via GIPHY WWE also held a detailed tryouts in India a couple of weeks ago when superstars like Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods came to Mumbai to select the best crop of talented Indian in-ring performers and to provide them with the opportunity to become a part of the elite WWE family. In an exclusive interview with MensXP, the three wrestlers even revealed the important prerequisites to make it big in the pro-wrestling world. Ohh yes! They are here and they're EXCITED... for #WWETryoutIndia and Indian Pancakes! ð¥ððª@TrueKofi @WWEBigE @XavierWoodsPhD #IndiaWelcomesTheNewDay pic.twitter.com/1Et2I4ENYc — WWE (@WWEIndia) March 3, 2019 Here's an excerpt: “It definitely takes passion and drive to be on top. We're always trying to figure out how we can entertain at the highest level. As passionate as the WWE Universe is, they deserve it. You're going to get told 'no' a lot and you have to figure out how you're going to succeed. The 'Power of Positivity' is not just something that we preached on TV. We bring that mentality to the workplace,” said Kofi, the current WWE champion. Check out the full interview here.
  24. Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk. In the final scene of 'Avengers: Endgame', Captain America, who is now old and grey after returning the Infinity Stones to their respective timelines, hands over his iconic Vibranium shield away to Sam. But, here's the thing: this scene might not be the end of the first Avenger. In a recent interview, 'Endgame' directors Joe and Anthony Russo have hinted towards the return of Chris Evans as Captain America. This may not come as a surprise considering the number of Easter eggs in the movie. © Marvel While speaking to a leading publication about Captain America, the Russo brothers spoke about Captain's solo trip back in time to return the Infinity Stones to their original places. But, in the present, he arrives as an old man, who used his second chance to finally live his life with the love of his life, Peggy Carter for their happy ever after. So, the obvious question here is was Captain America living in the past this whole time? Turns out, in his time travels, he found another dimension to live in with Agent Carter. “If Cap were to go back into the past and live there, he would create a branched reality,” Joe Russo said. “The question then becomes, how is he back in this reality to give the shield away?” he added. © Getty Images Which is what we wondered too. But here's how they responded to that. “Maybe there's a story there," he said, a big hint that his journey is not over yet. "There's a lot of layers built into this movie," he continued, "and we spent three years thinking through it, so it's fun to talk about it and hopefully fill in holes for people so they understand what we're thinking.” Obviously, we did not get any confirmations. But the answers clearly leave a big room for the possibility of a 'Captain America 4' someday, maybe. How else do we join the dots? And to tell this story and fill the gaps, Evans could possibly return to the franchise, hopefully. His best friend, Bucky Barnes could possibly know the behind story, considering the way he bid goodbye to Cap. Is it possible that they met in the past? What do you guys think?
  25. Hardik Pandya has a distinctive sense of style that stands out easily. He's not just a strong force to be reckoned with on the cricket field but outside of it too, he's one of the best-dressed sportsmen out there. Hardik Pandya doesn't shy away from experimenting. He is one of the few men who doesn't believe in staying in the confines of the defined and restrictive code of dressing for men. His sense of style is strikingly versatile and not predictable at all. Accessorizing is Hardik's prime weapon. You will never see him step out without his favourite chains and cuffs or shades. This is exactly what sets him apart amongst normies. Recently, he was spotted wearing a Lous Vuitton Paris shirt. Take a look: © Viral Bhayani It is a regular fit shirt with allover Louis Vuitton Paris print. It is tailored in a regular fit from a delicate and lightweight silk fabric. Embroidered with mother-of-pearl buttons add to the luxurious feel, this shirt obviously costs quite a bit. If you check on the website, you will find that this otherwise price-on-request shirt costs a total of $1,470 which comes does to 1,01,999 Rupees. © Louis Vuitton At that price, one can easily afford the rent of a sea-facing 3BHK apartment in South Bandra. Or one can get a mac and air pods with them. Or you could simply buy this shirt. Depends on your priorities, really. There is clearly a hefty price that you need to pay to achieve an avant-garde look.
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