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  1. Men, itâs that time of the year when you and your bed have a better relationship with each other than with anyone else. Winter mornings are all about waking up and then wanting to snuggle back in your cozy blanket to take another long nap. If only we didnât have a job and didnât have to step out in the cold to interact with people, ugh! Sadly, we do and itâs time to prep up for those inevitable winter outings. Winter fashion is simple â itâs all about layering. Keeping that thought in mind, weâve picked some of the most essential and stylish layers from Monte Carlo thatâll keep you warm and remind you of your happy place (your bed). 1. V-Neck Pullovers For a casual look, this v-neck pullover wins all the brownie points. Itâs trendy and dapper. Made of lamb wool, the pullover keeps you warm and comfortable. Pull it over a classic white shirt and complete the outfit with a pair of jeans and white sneakers. 2. Sweatshirts The winter starter pack always includes the basics â sweatshirts. You can take your winter game a notch higher with these stylish Monte Carlo sweatshirts that are available in 8 different colours and come with a hoodie attached. 3. Tracksuits Nothing compares to the joy of soaking in the sun on a winter morning. It makes you feel warm and fuzzy in the harshest winter breeze. And the perfect outfit to step out in is a tracksuit. This tracksuit is a trendy addition to your wardrobe that can be used as separates to layer up 4. Bright Jackets Winter fashion is all about trendy jackets - ultimately that's the first thing one notices from all the layers of clothing you have got going! So why settle for boring, gloomy colours when you can stand out from the crowd with bright tones. At the same time not only are these trendy but also do the job and keep you warm. 5. Checkered Coats Checkered coats are the perfect extra layer that you never ask for but always need. And they work for just about any occasion â from formal workwear to winter wedding wear. With checks making a huge comeback in menswear, this wardrobe essential is sure to grab some eyeballs. Ready to add to cart? You can grab these items off the shelves of Monte Carlo's winter collection and stay prepped for the winter breeze. View the full article
  2. DISCLAIMER: Don't get fooled by the headline. We are in no way endorsing smoking to our valuable readers. That said, how can you deny the easy connection you tapped on every time you got the chance to share a smoke with your manager? Can you recall the easy flow of conversation the two of you unlocked, the way your responses became unguarded and you ended up discovering so much about your manager - the person, and not the boss? © Hotstar The realisation is almost unsettling. It reminds us there is so much that people don't let on in a professional setting and all it takes, is moving away from the walls that bind you, and tag you by your title and job profile. No matter how rare the occasion may have been, you really cannot negate the fact that (in most cases) the personal side of your boss isn't as detestable as the boss you report to at work. Hain na? Well, we hope so. But even if you haven't been blessed with such good luck in your current organisation, you might still want to sneak up on your boss to squeeze in a sutta break with him every chance you get and here's why. © Yash Raj Films According to the findings of a research conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research, men have a greater chance than women of getting a raise and promotion when they share a smoke with their male managers. Though the same may not work in your favour if your manager happens to be a woman. Sucks, we know. Given how the infamous concept of 'Old Boys' Club' functions, most men tend to cash-in on it by sharing a smoke (or rather a light, informal interaction that follows those few drags) with their boss. The underlying logic at work here is that managers tend to favour fellow male proteges who are similar to them. © Hotstar If smoking a cigarette (or rather going on a smoke break) with your boss can change your life to that extent and offer you better prospects at work in terms of making that big jump with ease, then, of course, we will share those insights with you. However, let's be clear that we are in no way recommending you start smoking just to go on smoke-breaks with your boss and get that next promotion quickly. Of course, a lot depends on your personal calibre and achievements, and many of us really do depend on just that to help us climb up the ladder. © Yash Raj Films Besides, it is also most definitely true that this 'hack' wouldn't work on many managers who only promote people who deserve it, with or without the smoke breaks. But then again, this is just that - a hack to get that promotion faster. And just like it is the case with every 'hack' out there, it may or may not work for you. But if there is a chance that it might work in your favour, it is definitely worth a try, isn't it? We thought this was worth sharing with you guys, but feel free to let us know your thoughts on this. View the full article
  3. Siddhant Chaturvedi has been on a roll ever since Gully Boy hit the theatres and it seems there's no stopping the man. And rightly so. If you are sharing the screen with Ranveer Singh, and still manage to outshine him, you know you are meant for greatness. © Instagram/siddhantchaturvedi In spite of his impeccable sense of style, Siddhant is often considered to be a fashion renegade - one who does not really care about fashion and style. However, people often do not realise that Siddhant, time and again, has aced athleisure and normcore, in a rather unique manner, something that most Bollywood biggies rarely manage to. © Instagram/siddhantchaturvedi When you have a personality as colourful as Siddhant's you don't need really outlandish clothes and jaw-droppingly expensive stuff to look good and be a favourite among people. As Iris Apfel, the American fashion mogul said, style, above everything else, is about attitude. © Viral Bhayani Siddhant breaking into an impromptu dance routine at the Mumbai airport just goes on to show how zany and colourful a man he really is. And believe it or not, it seems he was dressed just right for the moment, in one of this year's best, laidback casual. © Viral Bhayani Siddhant was wearing a pair of black and white sneakers from Skechers called the Men's D'Lites. Made primarily using trubuck leather and meshed fabric, the sneakers actually are focussed more towards running and athletics, rather than lifestyle usage. © Skechers As for the rest of the outfit, Siddhant is wearing a dual-toned tracksuit, again all from Skechers, and a pair of sunglasses, which, because of their graduated shading, look rather laidback, thus completing the laidback, dressed-down appeal that Siddhant seems to be going for. © Viral Bhayani Siddhant is a testament to the fact that you really don't need to spend a ton of money to look good. Just playing to your strengths, and sticking to the basics is more than enough to turn heads. Well done, Siddhant. View the full article
  4. If there is one thing that Shahid Kapoor doesn't shy away from splurging on, it's definitely sneakers. Being a true sneakerhead, Shahid Kapoor loves to invest in some rad high-quality kicks. Now that he's taken a brief break post the success of his film, Kabir Singh, Shahid is really enjoying his time with his family. And while at it, he's also working some really cool outfits. Case in point, his recent airport look, take a look here: © Viral Bhayani He's seen wearing a parachute jumpsuit with multiple zippers that are even on his joggers. But the star of his outfit was definitely his pair of Rick Owens. The pair of Rick Owens is called Black Geobasket Sneakers. The pair is made of buffed calfskin and the high top sneaker boot, with its selective perforations at the heel tab and the toe vamp put together looks stunning. Take a look here: © Viral Bhayani These pair of sneakers are worth 1190 USD which comes down to 84,289 Rupees. This is not the first time that Shahid is wearing these sneakers. He's worn these before with a really cool pair of ripped jeans and also as fusion wear along with a zip-up kurta. Clearly, these sneakers complement literally every outfit that Shahid Kapoor owns. View the full article
  5. You know how when you stink so much that you just HAVE to spray on an entire bottle of deodorant on yourself? And, then you actually get in trouble for spraying so much deodorant that even the police gets involved? No? Well, one unlucky kid had to go through all of that. Basically, in Florida, a bunch of students on a school bus complained about a 'noxious' smell, and it was so bad that even the local fire department and emergency medical services came to inspect the 'hazardous material'. Any guess on what it was? Axe body spray, of course! To find the culprit behind the weird smell, Parrish Fire District Division Chief Mike Williamson had to interview all the thirty students that were on board the bus, and well, it didn't take long to find out the one kid smelling like a person who drowned in a tank of body spray. Talking to TODAY, he said, "Once I got down the line, I was able to determine it. Before I could even tell (one student) what I was looking for, I made a motion like I was spraying, and he handed me an empty bottle of the black Axe Body Spray. I could smell it all over him." © Parrish Fire Rescue What's hilarious is that the body spray was so obnoxious that about a third of the students were complaining about respiratory distress. Thankfully, none of them actually needed to go to the hospital. The chief further added, "We had heard reports from other community members that it's somehow a thing with kids spraying it all over each other to smell nice or prank each other. They must have watched a lot of episodes of 'Band of Brothers' because they would not say who did it." Well, at least they had each other's backs and that's what matters. Moral of the story: Spray on deodorant like a normal person, not a rotten fish. View the full article
  6. Arguably one of the most destructive openers in international cricket, Rohit Sharma has the ability to put some of the best bowlers in the sport to shame. His wide array of strokes often sees him cutting a sorry figure for the opposition bowling unit while giving Team India a flying start at the top. His artistry with the willow was recently in full display as India coasted to a 67-run triumph over West Indies in the 3rd Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Wankhede stadium. The right-hander slammed a breathtaking 34-ball 71 including six fours and five sixes to help India post an imposing total of 240 runs. Here he is...𤩠The new #LaLiga Brand Ambassador in India, Rohit Sharma! ð®ð³ðâ½â¨ Welcome, @ImRo45! ð¤ð pic.twitter.com/ecMsRb9rzS — LaLiga (@LaLigaEN) December 12, 2019 Following his blitzkrieg, which allowed India to secure a 2-1 series win, Rohit, once again, thronged social media after he was appointed by La Liga as their brand ambassador from India. The Mumbai cricketer has become the first individual from the country to be appointed as the ambassador of the popular Spanish football league. Hola India/España, as you guys know, football has always held a special place in my heart so this association is so special to me. And to be named the ambassador for the La Liga is so humbling. So excited for this partnership @LaLigaEN pic.twitter.com/prZFFSeHdV — Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) December 12, 2019 An ardent Real Madrid fan, the 'Hitman' revealed that football has always held a special place in his heart and he feels special by La Liga's gesture to appoint him as their brand ambassador. "Hola India/España, as you guys know, football has always held a special place in my heart so this association is so special to me. And to be named the ambassador for the La Liga is so humbling. So excited for this partnership @LaLigaEN," he wrote on Twitter. During the La Liga event in Mumbai, Rohit was asked to reveal the best footballer in the Indian cricket team. "I think MS Dhoni is the best footballer in our team," Rohit was quoted saying by India Today. The opening batsman also revealed that he prefers playing in a midfield role in warm-up football matches between Indian players. © Twitter "The captain decides who plays where. I love playing as a midfielder during warm-up matches because that's the most challenging spot. Football is played as a warm-up because it brings us together as a team makes our body active," Rohit added. Those who know Dhoni or perhaps have seen his biopic would know that football is nothing new to the former Indian captain. For someone who had started out as a goalkeeper in his school football team, Dhoni was turned into a wicket-keeper by his childhood coach after their cricket team's main keeper had pulled out due to exams. View the full article
  7. In a world filled with 7.7 billion unique individuals, it is a feat to be named amongst the most powerful people around. But it becomes all the more precious when we get to behold women who are making it to the top because we honestly don't see that as often as we'd like. They deserve the recognition, they deserve the praise and appreciation that comes with being named among the world's most powerful women because of what they have done and achieved in their respective fields, by their own merit! Forbes just announced The World's 100 Most Powerful Women list 2019, and besides all other 96 marvellous and talented women, four Indian women have made it to the list. Here is everything you ought to know about these 4 'Boss Women' who are making India proud across the globe. 1. Nirmala Sitharaman © Twitter/AIRNews The newest entrant in the Forbes' 2019 list, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ranks at #34 on the list. However, what's most interesting about her debut is that she is ranked ahead of the Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen ranks #40 on the list, and that makes Nirmala Tai's entrance all the more impressive. 2. Roshni Nadar Malhotra © ForbesWomen Ranked #54 on the list, the CEO of HCL Corporation is the second Indian on the list. That's not all, according to an IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), Roshni Nadar also happens to be the richest woman in India. A known philanthropist, Roshni makes all the strategic decisions for the $8.9 billion Indian tech giant. 3. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw © Twitter/DatelineGujarat Known as India's richest self-made woman, Kiran is the Founder and MD of Biocon, India's largest bio-pharmaceutical company and ranks #65 on the list. Biocon became the first company to gain USFDA approvals for two biosimilars of drugs used in cancer treatments. Her philanthropic initiative, The Mazumdar Shaw Medical Centre, works to create affordable cancer care model. 4. Renuka Jagtiani © Twitter/RetailWeek Ranked #96 on the list, Renuka is the CEO and Chairperson of Landmark Group which is based in Dubai. She has over fifty thousand employees working under her, and has been handling the company's strategy and expansion initiatives for the past 20 years. Renuka also established LIFE (Landmark International Foundation of Empowerment) that supports underprivileged children in India. All of them are an absolute inspiration for us, aren't they? View the full article
  8. KL Rahul usually has his style game on point. The cricketer has often been spotted in some really zany sneakers and athleisure outfits. Moreover, he is known to have a slightly eccentric sense of style, considering how, he once destroyed a pair of sneakers that cost Rs 50,000, just in a bid to personalise it. © MensXP As far as sneakers are concerned, KL Rahul knows his Jordan 12s from his 14s - meaning he knows what he is doing, and can actually sit you down and have a proper discussion on why investing in legacy sneakers is the next big thing for Millenials(https://www.mensxp.com/fashion/shoes/71014-5-most-expensive-sneakers-ever-sold-that-make-great-investments.html). © Viral Bhayani Recently, he was spotted in one of the zaniest pairs of sneakers we have seen in a long time. In fact, it seems that the guy who designed the Rubik's cube, Erno Rubik, designed his latest sneakers. And trust us, they are as confusing as the toy. © Viral Bhayani But first, let's take a look at that sweet Supreme aluminium suitcase that he's carrying. Like all Supreme pieces, they are a limited edition piece, which came as a collaboration between Supreme and the German designer Tomas Maier. © Tomas Maier The suitcase used to retail for just shy of $500 or Rs 35,000. However, just like most hyped up Supreme pieces that go out of stock as soon as they hit the stores, these Tomas Maier X Supreme suitcases can be found retailing for roughly double the price on websites like Lyst & eBay. © Viral Bhayani The aluminium-magnesium alloy suitcase isn't actually that expensive when you consider how Supreme banks on hype and virality to sell its stuff. Good luck though, finding a brand new piece though, if you were thinking of buying one. © Viral Bhayani Coming to the sneakers, KL Rahul is seen wearing the Puma X Rubik's RS-X Cubes. These sneakers retail for Rs 9,999 at their stores. Considering how often we have seen cricketers wear something that costs more than the rent of a villa in Goa, this is actually not that expensive. © Viral Bhayani The sneakers are actually quite cool and quirky, thanks to their bold colour block, and chunky overlays. © Puma © Viral Bhayani With a sneaker that colourful and chunky, no wonder he managed to turn the paparazzi's attention, in spite of the rather simplistic, Indian cricket team's tracksuit. A nice way to dress for the airport, by the way. View the full article
  9. The world of cricket is no stranger to malpractices. Over the years, the gentleman's game has been marred with incidents of match and spot-fixing by cricketers. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has also established its Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) which continues to work towards eradicating the corrupt practices from cricket. But, there seems to be no end to foul play. Almost a decade after Pakistan's infamous spot-fixing scandal, cricket has, once again, been marred with suspicious activities this year. The Karnataka Premier League (KPL), earlier this year, came under scanner for potential venality after two cricketers, including former Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wicket-keeper CM Gautam, were arrested for corruption with more names expected to surface amid the ongoing probe. After the unravelling of the KPL betting scandal, another T20 league has caught everyone's attention for an alleged 'spot-fixing activity'. The ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has found itself in the news for all the wrong reasons. Krishmar Santokie's extremely suspicious bowling during a recent match has raised eyebrows with a potential fixing probe on cards. A no-ball bowled by Krishmar Santokie in the opening match of the Bangladesh Premier league #BPL2019 today. pic.twitter.com/Lvzut5d0Gz — Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) December 11, 2019 Playing for Sylhet Thunders, the West Indies seamer bowled a huge wide and, two deliveries later, a massive no-ball in his first over during their clash against Chattogram Challengers. While his wide was extremely erratic, the no-ball, in particular, had a striking resemblance to that of Mohammad Amir's infamous delivery against England in 2010. And this a wide, bowled just a couple of balls before that. pic.twitter.com/SItM4IG30x — Nikhil Naz (@NikhilNaz) December 11, 2019 While the contentious deliveries had the spectators inside the stadium in disbelief, the video of Santokie conceding extras in such obvious fashion had everyone suspecting foul play on social media. Amid calls of a potential spot-fixing charge, Sylhet Thunders Team Director Tanjil Chowdhury has revealed that they have requested the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to investigate the matter. “The no-ball that he bowled is suspicious. He (Santokie) is not yet called by the BCB but I have lodged my complaint. I verbally requested CEO and Morshed (BCB anti-corruption head) to investigate the matter (no ball), Chowdhury was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “We (BCB director) don't have anything to do with the playing XI. It is up to the management and the coach. I asked the sponsors whether they interfered in the playing XI and they are refusing to say anything. Now we have to talk with the team management and know whether anyone influenced them to play Santokie because it seems he is associated with spot-fixing,” he added. While the BCB is yet to comment or issue a statement on the allegations, cricket fans on social media were pretty convinced of spot-fixing in the ongoing season of the BPL. He was to busy counting his new find money to notice the line pic.twitter.com/or3yiLvjIT — Debashish Paul (@Deb_Paul96) December 11, 2019 Someone's made a ton of money from that — Matt Andrew (@MathewAndrew1) December 11, 2019 respect him! he's millionaire now. — mani ਮਨ੠ð®ð³ð³ð¿ (@chaotic_monk_) December 11, 2019 Reminds me of Amir in 2010 — Andy Hardingham (@HardinghamAndy) December 11, 2019 Spot-fixing? — Ali Bakrolwala (@Bakrolwala) December 12, 2019 ð° ð° ð° — Sakriya Neupane (@Sakriya) December 11, 2019 Someone needs to feed his children 𶠗 jalal shah (@IMAFGHAN) December 11, 2019 Let him earn some money barney pic.twitter.com/KZgQEiLc6W — Rk (@RamkiTweetz) December 11, 2019 View the full article
  10. With the Winter season finally setting in and the clear lack of moisture in the air, our lips and skin tend to get rather dry and flaky easily. While you can easily use a moisturizer for your skin, chapped lips, however, can be tricky to deal with. Chapped lips are otherwise known as cheilitis. The lip area is one of the most sensitive areas on your body, and does not have the same oil concentration of oil glands that act as a barrier to dryness. On top of that, lips are exposed to factors like licking throughout the day (we're all guilty of it), and cold weather. © Getty Images So, with the drop in the temperature, the lips too start to become cracked and flaky. Another reason why you may have chapped lips could be if you have extremely sensitive skin prone to sun damage. And, while a lip emollient once in a while might help soothe your lips temporarily, it's tough to find a permanent solution for this. There are however triggers for chapped lips that you can fix: 1. Regularly wearing a lip balm that has ingredients like occlusive agents, such as lanolin in Aquaphor, white petrolatum in Vaseline, or beeswax, will help protect your lips. © Getty Images 2. But using a good emollient better suited for your skin isn't enough. You also need to be consistent with the product, so apply it twice a day, at least, every day for a month. This way the product will be more effective on the lips. © Getty Images 3. Thirdly, for flaky skin that you can't get rid of post consistent hydration, use a gentle scrub. A scrub is going to rid you of all the dry flakes. However, it's important to moisturize your skin right after that to protect the skin underneath. View the full article
  11. Earlier this Tuesday, the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics went to the trio of Dr Abhijit Banerjee, Dr Esther Duflo and Dr Michael Kremer for their 'experimental approach to alleviating world poverty'. What caught the attention of thousands of Indians, however, was the choice of clothing that Duflo and Banerjee - who have been married since 2015 - wore to the award ceremony. © Reuters Banerjee, who is currently the Ford Foundation International Professor of Economics at MIT, wore a beige panjabi that he paired with a white gold-bordered dhoti and closed neck black vest, as a nod to his Bengali roots. © Reuters Duflo, meanwhile, went the whole nine-yards in a blue-green silk saree with a red blouse - making her the first person to ever accept the prestigious prize wearing one. Joined by their colleague Dr. Kremer, the trio were awarded for spending several decades on groundbreaking work focused on some of the most poor and disadvantaged populations in the world. Watch Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer receive their medals and diplomas at the #NobelPrize award ceremony today. Congratulations! They were awarded the 2019 Prize in Economic Sciences “for their experimental approach to alleviating global poverty.” pic.twitter.com/c3ltP7EXcF — The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) December 10, 2019 Indians on social media collectively shared a moment of pride for Banerjee, who has become the eighth Indian origin person to win a Nobel. First reaction after getting the #NobelPrize for Economic Sciences! Why cladded in dhuti & panjabi?Why denied the Nobel specific “white tie & tails or tail coat? #AbhijitBanerjee answered - “Why should I?” Kudos.Respect.Hats off! #GKSS #sangesuman বাà¦à¦¾à¦²à¦¿à¦° বিশà§à¦¬à¦à¦¯à¦¼,তà§à¦¤à§à¦¯à¦¼ পরà§à¦¬ 8pm pic.twitter.com/Jy6P4yxo2b — Sange Suman (@IamSumanDe) December 10, 2019 Proud moment to see an Indian #AbhijitBanerjee getting the #NobelPrize for his work on alleviating global poverty. An invitation to join our economic think-tank in spite of his contradictory views, will show not only grace but an open minded approach. pic.twitter.com/rgJl4NCjyV — Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) December 11, 2019 Meanwhile, several headlines around the world ignorantly referred to Duflo as Banerjee's 'wife', and nothing more. Her reply - bolstered by the progressive stance taken by her home country's French media, helps shatter gender stereotypes as well. From the #NobelEconomicsPrize winner #EstherDuflo herself, on being referred to as wife of #AbhijitBanerjee @TOIIndiaNews interview pic.twitter.com/S4tt6uKpxB — Ishani (@IshaniDg) October 20, 2019 From the #NobelEconomicsPrize winner #EstherDuflo herself, on being referred to as wife of #AbhijitBanerjee @TOIIndiaNews interview pic.twitter.com/S4tt6uKpxB — Ishani (@IshaniDg) October 20, 2019 Economic, cultural and gender clicheÌs taken down in a single award ceremony - now that's some serious couple goals to strive for. View the full article
  12. The Indian and West Indies cricket teams were in the Kerala capital of Thiruvananthapuram to play the second of three T20I matches on Sunday which turned out to be a stunner especially with the way the visitors played. And while none of the Indian cricketers other than Shivam Dube made a formidable contribution to the winning efforts of the Men in Blue, Kieron Pollard's men did everything by the book and picked a dominating win against the hosts. Having said that, one of the biggest disappointments for the local crowd present at the stadium was the absence of Sanju Samson from the Playing XI yet again despite cheering him on over his appearance on the field ahead of the match. Cheers from the crowd in Thiruvananthapuram reserved for their very own @IamSanjuSamson ðð #TeamIndia #INDvWI @Paytm pic.twitter.com/8zJSQZ2LeR — BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2019 The entire Playing XI remained the same as the first T20I and the fact that the roster helped them win a difficult game in Hyderabad might have played a key role in retaining the entire squad. However, two days after the match, Thiruvananthapura MP, Shashi Tharoor tweeted his disappointment in not watching Samson play the game in front of his home crowd. Most of us hoped the Indian team would have made the gesture of resting a player to allow @IamSanjuSamson to play in front of his home crowd. We would have inspired him to great feats of derring-do! https://t.co/GD674xul95 — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) December 10, 2019 “Most of us hoped the Indian team would have made the gesture of resting a player to allow @IamSanjuSamson to play in front of his home crowd. We would have inspired him to great feats of derring-do,” he wrote. When Shikhar Dhawan went out with an injury and Samson made a return to the Indian cricket team after four years of waiting, it was believed that he would have got the opportunity to play a game. The fact that he did not make it beyond the bench has to be accepted by the fans of Indian cricket. It was the decision of the head coach and the captain of the team and they stood by it. For Tharoor to wish that the team would have “made the gesture” of making some other player sit out just so that Samson could play in front of the home crowd is not only impractical but also a big slap on the capabilities of the 25-year-old as a cricketer. When Samson plays, even he would want to play because he deserved to get that spot and not because the skipper wants to please the crowd. Tharoor's tweet led to some major backlash with the educated audience choosing merit over regional favouritism: Sanju Samson is a talented and promising youngster.. He will be in playing XI when his time comes.. He doesn't need "gestures" for his place in team.. Don't play your dirty politics in his name.. — Ekita (@LostByWaves) December 10, 2019 Cricket is played on merit n form not on local flavour! — Natarajan நàªà¤°à¤¾ àªà¤¨ (@NTanjore) December 10, 2019 Firstly Sanju Samson requires no charity from any one ... secondly the redundant INC mindset which says damn the meritorious..let's get "our " guy in . Third and finally the indian team is INDIAN not Malli,marathibnor bengali...god saved this country .... — prakkash nt (@PrakkashNt) December 10, 2019 Sanju samson is a talented cricketer and will soon find a place in the team but if we start selecting team on the basis of the venue and home crowd then it wont be an india cricket team anymore and will keep changing after every match. — Ankit Verma (@shekhuankit) December 10, 2019 I don't agree to it. Just by the reason that its Sanju Samson's home ground, he shouldn't have been included. But he should have already replaced Pant in the Bangladesh series itself @BCCI @SGanguly99 @imVkohli @ImRo45 @RaviShastriOfc #SanjuSamson — Jithin George (@JithinG31197510) December 11, 2019 Why , just bcz it is his home ground ? Thats not how Professional teams run. — Prithvi (@The_BeardMan_) December 10, 2019 View the full article
  13. The Bigg Boss 13 house has become totally interesting since the time Paras Chhabra and Sidharth Shukla have been sent to the secret room. Their bromance and active commentary on contestants are being extensively loved by the fans. However, to make their stay in the secret room even more interesting, Bigg Boss announces a task for Paras, in which he becomes a commentator. In the latest promo, which was released on Tuesday, Paras is seen making contestants perform weird tasks. He asks Rashami Desai to paint her entire face and dress up like a clown to entertain everyone in the house. She accepts to do it and starts roaming around with a clown face inside the house and also dances in the garden area dressed as a clown. View this post on Instagram @parasvchhabrra aur @realsidharthshukla nacha rahe hai @imRashamiDesai ko apne isharon parð Kya captaincy milegi unhe? Jaanne ke liye dekhiye #BiggBoss13, aaj raat 10.30 baje! Anytime on @voot. @Vivo_India @daburamlaindia @bharat.pe @beingsalmankhan #BiggBoss #BB13 #SalmanKhan A post shared by Colors TV (@colorstv) on Dec 10, 2019 at 8:59pm PST Shehnaz Gill accompanies Rashami by dancing along. Later, Paras also asks Rashami to mimic Asim Riaz and Shefali Jariwala. Next to follow Paras's orders is Shefali. He asks her to balance a mug on her head while talking to Asim and Vishal in the garden area. Both Paras and Sidharth laugh their hearts out looking at the inmates during the commentator task while making it interesting for the viewers as well. View this post on Instagram Asim Ka vishwasghat..paras ne Achi li ghrwalo ki ðð @realsidharthshukla @parasvchhabrra @shehnaazgill @officialmahirasharma #SidharthShukla #sidnaazâ¤ï¸ #BB13 A post shared by sidharthshehnaazfanpage (@sidharthkingofbigboss13) on Dec 10, 2019 at 10:41am PST In addition, the housemates will continue to play the captaincy task titled the 'BB Post Office'. Mahira lets go of the captaincy as she gives the letter sent by Asim's family to him instead of destroying it. However, when Asim gets Mahira's letter sent by her family, he destroys it. In last night's episode, Asim and Shefali were also seen fighting badly. The dynamics of the house only continues to change with interesting twists and turns week by week. Keep following MensXP for all the latest updates. View the full article
  14. Remember Apple's new Mac Pro machine? Yeah, the one which people started calling a "cheese grater". Well, in case you remember, it was estimated that a fully decked out version of the Mac Pro with all the bells and whistles will cost around $45,000, which is roughly around Rs 35 Lakh. Guess what? Apple started accepting pre-orders for the Mac Pro yesterday in the US and we finally know how much it'll cost to buy the most powerful Mac Pro. Turns out, it's more expensive than what was estimated earlier. © Apple If you head over to Apple's website and configure one with the most powerful pieces of hardware, then it'll add up $52,599. Yes, the most powerful Mac Pro costs over $50,000. That's just insane because it roughly translates to about Rs 38 lakh. The price tag makes it most expensive Mac ever. The base price of the Mac Pro starts at $5,999. That'll get you an entry-level machine with an octa-core Intel Xeon CPU, 32GB of RAM, a Radeon Pro 580X graphics, and 256GB of SSD. But if you keep adding on better components, like a 28-core 2.5GHz (turbo boost up to 4.4Ghz) Intel Xeon W that costs $7,000, the price naturally goes up. Top of the line GPU add-on, for instance, will add another $10,000 and so on. So you add all of that and the fully decked out Mac Pro will cost you $52,599. It's worth pointing out that the new Pro Display XDR isn't included in this price. That'll be an additional $5,999. © YouTube/ Marques Brownlee Well, you can't pre-order one in India just yet. Apple's website clearly tells you to check back later for availability details. But looking at the pricing in the US, we won't be surprised to see a super-premium price tag here too. We'll be back with India-specific details very soon, so stay tuned. Source: TheVerge View the full article
  15. Even though Huawei has been having a tough time selling smartphones because of the ban on US companies doing business with the Chinese company, it is still making smartphones that push the envelope. Huawei already launched the Mate 30 Pro recently, but the launch was only limited to China. The next smartphone to launch is the P30 Pro's successor that will come with new battery technology according to rumours. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla A tweet listed some details about the features on the P40 Pro and specification that are planned for the upcoming phone. The rumour may not be entirely accurate as the source is not Huawei but it does detail some interesting new technology it will be implementing. If the rumour is to believed, Huawei is looking to include a new graphene technology that will increase battery capacity drastically. The new graphene will also increase the battery speed while keeping it cooler than the widely used lithium-ion batteries. The Huawei P40 Pro is rumoured to come with a 5,500mAh graphene battery than can be fully charged in 45 minutes with a 50W charger. That's quite impressive considering the capacity of the battery and the speed at which it charges. Graphene battery technology is relatively new, however many companies are already working on it. Graphene batteries help in reducing the temperature of the battery and also increases its lifespan. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Of course, there is no guarantee whether the Huawei P40 Pro will use graphene batteries in the final version of the device. And we can only know for sure when the smartphone is made official. Other rumours have suggested flagship-level specifications for the Huawei P40 i.e. a 6.5-inch OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and dual punch holes for the selfie camera. At the back, the P40 is expected to come with a Penta-camera setup that will use sensors by Leica. The main sensor is expected to be a 64-megapixel shooter while other sensors include a 20-megapixel ultra-wide lens, a 12-megapixel telephoto lens, a macro lens and ToF (time of flight) sensor. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla As of now, it looks like the P40 will launch sometime in the first quarter of 2020, however the ban on American companies doing business with Huawei has still not been resolved. If the ban is not resolved by the P40's launch, it means that like the Mate 30 Pro, the P40 may not come with Android and Google Play services and the launch may be limited to China only. View the full article
  16. The nuclear submarine wargame kicked off back in the 1950s, when the Americans commissioned the USS Nautilus - a $55 million project that sparked off yet another arms race with the Soviet Union. Ever since then, submarines have evolved out of their cheap, noisy and inefficient diesel forms into naval feats of engineering - some of which rival even NASA's greatest efforts. While India spent most of its naval years retrofitting German, French and Russian/Soviet subs, in recent years the armed forces have taken a special interest in creating its own nuclear submarine platforms (such as 2016-commissioned INS Arihant), and beefing up its defence capabilities with the biggest, baddest submarine of them all - the Akula. With one of the Cold War crafts already in India's arsenal, a second on the way and a third in the works, the submarine represents some of the most deadly features of any marine defense system to ever chart the Earth's waters. Here's why it's so special. Tactical Superiority © Reuters Submarine tactics rely heavily on sensor and radar proficiency - a feat that the US has traditionally proved superior when the Soviets ran their fast, yet noisy Papa-class subs back in the 70s. The Akula, however, is far more stealthy than its predecessors - forcing competitors to rethink their upgrade strategies in the who-shoots-first environment of underwater warfare. The Russians achieved this by relying on Russian designs for noise-dampening tiles and chambers within the power plant, Japanese machining equipment and Swedish computer systems - making the Akula a truly international engineering effort. High Maneuverability © Reuters Aside from being stealthy, the Akula-class is considerably fast - outspeeding the comparable Los Angeles-class and nearly matching the doubly expensive Seawolf-class subs at 33 knots or 61kmph. It has top-class diving capabilities as well, being able to reach a test depth of nearly half a kilometre under sea level. Extreme Resilience © Reuters There's no two ways about it - the Akula is pretty damn big. It displaces nearly thirteen thousand tons of water when submerged, with all that space capable of housing a crew of 160. Due to the efficiency of its 190-megawatt nuclear reactor, the sub can take a crew of 70 underwater for a staggering 100 days, when in low-power mode. Aside from these features, the Akula provides a signature Russian double-hull design. Made out of steel, this allows the craft to survive otherwise-lethal attacks and take on higher levels of ballast water. Insane Firepower © Reuters While this varies depending on the level of warhead equipped to the submarine's missiles, nuclear warfare isn't known for being a subtle pastime. The Akula comes with a missle bay capable of housing 28 nuclear missiles. While the Indian export versions carry Russian Kalibr missiles with a range of 300km, India itself is capable of creating missiles with 6,000km range - and a warhead blast yield of up to 400kilotons. That means that a single Akula-class can hold upto 11200kilotons of blast yield - that's roughly equivalent to eight hundred and sixteen Hiroshimas. Apparently the Russian-spec comes with its own swimming pool too - after you're done working a sweat in the sauna. Hopefully, the jawans get one too - we'll see once Putin and Modi put ink to paper. View the full article
  17. It's been two years since Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma got married and their love has only grown stronger with each passing day. They got married on December 11, 2017, in Italy, in the presence of close friends and family members, in a gorgeous ceremony. Today, the couple is celebrating their second wedding anniversary and the two have shared photos from their wedding album that speak volumes of the love they have for each other. Virat shared a picture wherein he is seen planting a kiss on Anushka's forehead and wrote, “In reality, there is only love and nothing else. And when God blesses you with the person who makes you realise that every day, you have just one feeling, gratitude.” View this post on Instagram In reality there is only love and nothing else. And when god blesses you with the person who makes you realise that everyday, you have just one feeling, gratitudeâ¤ï¸ A post shared by Virat Kohli (@virat.kohli) on Dec 10, 2019 at 8:39pm PST Anushka also shared a picture from their wedding day wherein the two are hugging each other and posing for the camera. It's Anushka's message for her love that caught our attention as it reads, “To love another person is to see the face of God” -Victor Hugo The thing about love is that it's not just a feeling, it's much more than that. It's a guide, a propeller, a path to the absolute truth. And I am blessed, truly, wholly blessed, to have found it.” View this post on Instagram "To love another person is to see the face of God" -Victor Hugo The thing about love is that it's not just a feeling , it's much more than that . It's a guide , a propeller, a path to the absolute truth . And I am blessed , truly , wholly blessed, to have found it â¤ï¸ ð A post shared by AnushkaSharma1588 (@anushkasharma) on Dec 10, 2019 at 8:27pm PST Virat and Anushka's love story does look dreamy but it had its own set of struggles that came in the form of trolls. Whenever Virat used to perform badly on the field, Anushka had to take the brunt of the cricket fans. But he has always made sure that he was his wife's shield. On the other hand, Anushka had always made sure that she is around him whenever he feels off-track. The two have grown stronger with each other and Virat always gives credit to his ladylove for keeping him level-headed. Ever since their wedding, Virushka, as their fans address them fondly, has been sharing several photos, as they don't shy away in expressing their love for each other on social media. Recently, the two took a week-long trip to Bhutan to celebrate Virat's 31st birthday. They spent their time in the country enjoying its scenic beauty and mesmerizing locations. Aren't they just perfect? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  18. The 13th edition of the South Asian Games ended on a high for the Indian contingent that broke their own record in medal tally with 312 medals against the other nations of the region like Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. With 174 golds, 93 silvers and 45 bronze earned between December 1 and December 10, Team India maintained their top-level stature in the regional games ever since its inception back in 1984. India sets new record! India create a new record at the #SouthAsianGames with as they reach 312 medals, three more than their tally in 2016. India won 174 golds, 93 silver and 45 bronze medals. Many congratulations to all the athletes for the fantastic feat.#SAG2019 #TeamIndia https://t.co/sc5nCvfVDe pic.twitter.com/7MOWjMTKye — SAIMedia (@Media_SAI) December 10, 2019 On the final day of the event, Indian boxers had their best outing at the South Asian games and they won 12 golds, three silvers and a solitary bronze to take their nation over the record-breaking mark of 309 medals that they had set in 2016. Sona ka Punch!ð¥ It is a ð¯show for Indiað®ð³ as the women boxers pick up goldð¥Here are the winners! -@boxer_pinkij -@SoniaLatherBoxe -#ManjuBamboriya #PunchMeinHaiDum#boxing pic.twitter.com/MtnKRfzXFH — Boxing Federation (@BFI_official) December 10, 2019 Even though this is a phenomenal achievement and the athletes worked hard day in and out to represent their country on such a high stage to win and earn medals, the reality of the Indian contingent as a whole might not be as rosy as it looks. Sure, the overall medal tally went up since 2016 but the number of gold medals between 2016 and 2019 has depreciated by 15. Another important aspect of the 2019 South Asian Games is that this edition had 75 more medal events offering 225 medals more than the previous edition. So, when you look at the percentage of India's medal earnings this year, it has gone down by approximately 10 percent. This turns out to become a bigger cause of worry for the Indian sports fraternity especially as the 2020 Olympics, which is to be held in Tokyo, is just eight months away. If we have learnt anything from our past it is that regardless of how many miles ahead of competition India has been in the South Asian region in sports, we have always ended up disappointed at the greatest stage of them all. © Reuters If we are letting our dominance at the regional level fade away too, well then, where does that make us stand on a global level? “I will not take names but if an Indian athlete, who comes from a very humble background, is given crores of rupees for winning one Asia-level medal, why would they want to put their body through the torture of daily practice for higher levels of competition,” Divesh Bhal, an Athletics Federation of India official, had told MensXP in September. “Sometimes, they lose motivation (after winning an Asia-level medal) and it happens too much within Indian athletics," he said. And this happens every single time. Once an athlete wins a medal at the Asian or South Asian level, the hunger to win an Olympic gold somehow dies off and that's the mentality that makes us fail to bring podium finishes, much less a gold medal. View the full article
  19. We know what you're thinking. It's cheesy with an extra dollop on top to take Christmas seriously enough to stick to the traditional green, red and white. But come on guys, it's the season to be jolly, and which other time of the year brings you presents galore apart from your birthday, and makes your spirit soar that high? So, be a sport, and sprinkle on some Christmas cheer, and dress the part, but still look good. With our fun guide, you'll be looking your festive best, we assure you. __ECOMLOOKS__89__ __ECOMLOOKS__90__ __ECOMLOOKS__91__ View the full article
  20. Last night, Twitter went on a rampage, a year-end rampage. After literally posting every Top 10 list imaginable, they gave out so much data it's kind of hard to keep up with it. So, instead of just posting everything they shared, I'm focusing on a particular top 10 list because it's very interesting and Marvel-ous. Here are Twitter's top 10 actors for the year 2019: Top actors of 2019 ð¬#ThisHappened pic.twitter.com/NeXkCLFxa1 — Twitter Data (@TwitterData) December 9, 2019 Notice something weird? It's mostly Avengers! Actually, it's made up of 50 per cent of Avengers, so, looks like Marvel really did rule the year. It's not really surprising since the biggest Marvel movie, and honestly, the most highly-anticipated movie - Avengers: Endgame - came out this year, MCU and its actors were bound to be the most talked-about thing of 2019. Taking the first spot, we have our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man. His 'dusting' was the saddest one in Infinity War, and even though he didn't have that much screen time in Endgame, he still played one of the most important parts. I mean, Tony Stark literally invented time travel because he was sad about loosing his 'kid'. And then, with Spider-Man: Far From Home being such a huge success, and, of course, we can't forget about the entire Sony-Marvel custody battle for Tom Holland's Spidey, it's not at all surprising that he took the top spot. Next up, right behind Tom is Captain America himself. I don't even have to mention how important Chris Evans and Captain America were in Endgame. From him fighting himself to him finally wielding Mjolnir, it was the best movie for any Cap fanboy. After that, he made the internet go crazy over a sweater, yes a sweater, that he wore in Knives Out while playing a character that's the opposite of Steve Rogers in every way possible. Then, on the fourth spot we have none other than Robert Downey Jr. The man who started it all, who paved the way for MCU to become what it is today, finally left. His death was the most emotional of all, and well, RDJ actually leaving the character of Tony Stark was one of the saddest moments of the year. After that, on the seventh-place is the second-best Chris in Hollywood - Chris Hemsworth. Two words - Fat Thor. While a lot of people didn't like the fact that they made Thor fat in Endgame, I still personally believe that they showed a realistic portrayal of depression with his character. Yes, it was bit much when they used him for comic relief, but they did show him being back to his powerful self, even with a beer belly. After that, Chris even starred in Men In Black: International with his Ragnarok co-star Tessa Thompson. The two, obviously, had great chemistry as their Marvel characters, and even though MIB wasn't that great, their pairing does save the movie. Lastly, rounding up the list is Mark Ruffalo. He did go through the most change after Infinity War and showed up in Endgame as half-Hulk and half-Banner. He had some of the most hilarious moments in the movie and Professor Hulk was, obviously, loved by all. Moreover, he is a very vocal activist on Twitter and has been using his huge platform to talk about climate change and call out Trump any chance he gets. No wonder he's made it onto the top 10 Twitter list. View the full article
  21. Players like Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada may hold the top spots in the ICC rankings in different formats of the game and may even be considered to be the face of modern cricket, but people who have put them on such a high pedestal are completely missing out on the bigger picture. Those who call themselves “ardent fans of the game” and believe that teams like England, India and Australia are the spearheading forces of cricket in the 21st century are either biased against the brilliance of Pakistani cricket or are oblivious to it. Hello! Horrible Performance by Pakistan Cricket team — Adil Chaudhary (@adilchaudhary15) February 27, 2016 Or maybe they simply lack the creativity to foresee what the game of cricket should look like in the next couple of decades. Earning shit loads of money, regardless of how good you are on the field, has to be the primary objective of any and every player that aspires to become a part of this game and that is all that players like Nasir Jamshed, Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz were trying to do when they indulged in bribery during the Pakistan Super League. Why is the judiciary system even trying to interfere with the whole situation anyway? So what if the players decided to promote spot-fixing? They only wanted to earn more money and quench their greed. Now that they have confessed to these “crimes”, albeit forcefully, we can't even say that they are dishonest. I remember when I broke this story that Nasir Jamshed is main character of PSL Spot Fixing that time they were saying now Shoaib will be in deep trouble as they will sue him,,,,, after a week PCB disclosed his name and now Nasir Jamshed is admitting his sin pic.twitter.com/ykmUdcZuGp — Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) December 9, 2019 Another Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) affair that the world just can't seem to get over is this thing that they do with a few of their cricketers when they hide their real age. Unfortunately referred to an “age fraud”, PCB's image is being unnecessarily tainted by their own like Rashid Latif who believe that the Board is “making a joke” of themselves. پاکستا٠ٹÛÙ Ú©Û Ú©Ú¾ÙاÚÛ Ø§ÙÚر Û±Û¹ ÙÛÚº جا رÛÛ ÛÛÚº اÙÚر Û±Û¹ ÙاÙÛ Ø§ÙÚر Û±Û¶ ÙÛÚº اÙÚر Û±Û¶ (16) ÙاÙÛ Ø§ÙÚر Û±Û³ ÙÛÚº اÙر اÙÚر Û±Û³ ÙاÙÛ Ú¯Ùد ÙÛÚº Ùاپس جاÙÛ Ú©Û ØªÛØ§Ø±Û ÙÛÚº @TheRealPCB Ø®Ùدا کا Ø®Ù٠کر٠اÙر عÙرÛÚº درست کرÙائÛÚº اÙر د٠ÙÙبر ÚÙ¾ÙÙÙÛ Úاکٹرز Ú©Ûساتھ ÙÙکر ØªØ¨Ø§Û Ùا کرÛÚºØ Ø§Ùر Ùزا٠Ùا بÙائÛÚº ðððð — Rashid Latif راشد ÙØ·ÛÙ ðµð° (@iRashidLatif68) December 6, 2019 "Pakistani Cricket Team's players are going to U-19s. U-19s are going to U-16s, U-16s to U-13s & U-13s back to their mothers' laps. For God's sake PCB, correct the ages & don't destroy (your reputation) by working with crooked diploma doctors, don't make a joke of yourself," the former Pakistan captain tweeted. But it's a simple solution for them to win a couple of tournaments: make over-aged people play in younger age-group tournaments, what's wrong with that? And if you are still not convinced of Pakistani cricket's global dominance, take a look at their phenomenal performance on the field. Two T20I defeats by at least nine wickets followed by back-to-back losses by an innings in the two Tests against the Australians should not make a difference in their international superiority for two reasons: They are still the number one team in T20I FREE VACATION IN AUSTRALIA - FUN! Pakistan bowling worst I have ever seen in Australia: Ponting#AUS VS PAK#Cricket pic.twitter.com/qkm5ozAHBe — Muhammad Noman (@Nomancricket29) December 2, 2019 Despite all that, PCB is still wasting their time on talent-less amateurs like Babar Azam and Mohammad Amir and that just might be the only flaw to becoming a superpower in the world of cricket. Everything else is foolproof. View the full article
  22. 2019 has been a kickass year for Realme. The company launched a ton of phones this year, along with some really good pair of earphones. Their Realme Buds Wireless, the ones that are tuned by DJ Alan Walker are one of our favourite pairs of earbuds to come out this year. Now, Realme is looking to wrap up the year on a strong note with the launch of a pair of truly wireless earbuds. Called Realme Buds Air, the new pair of earbuds look a lot like Apple's AirPods. Although Realme will be launching them in three different colours, so that's great. © Realme There's still a lot that we don't know about the Realme Buds Wireless, but we do know enough to be super excited to try them out. Realme says the Realme Buds Wireless will support instant pairing via Bluetooth 5.0 and will automatically connect to your device as soon as you open the charging case. Yes, it exactly how Apple's AirPods work. Besides that, Realme has also confirmed that the earbuds will house a 12mm driver and comes with touch controls for music and call management. Looks like you'll also be able to activate the Google Assistant with just a single touch. That's also pretty neat and very convenient. © Realme As for the pricing, well, Realme has confirmed the pricing, but a premature Flipkart listing of the buds may have revealed the price. Now, we're not sure if this will be actual pricing. For all we know, it could just be a placeholder for the product reveal. The Flipkart listing, which has now been removed from the website at the time of filing this story, revealed the price tag of Rs 4,999. Yes, that's quite a bit more than what the company launched the Realme Buds Wireless for. That being said, it's worth making a note that these earbuds are a lot more sophisticated. And besides that, the Realme Buds Air still cost a lot less than the Apple AirPods. We don't know how good the Realme Buds Air are since we haven't gotten our hands on one of them yet, but we can't wait to try it, so keep your eyes peeled for more info. View the full article
  23. 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
  24. Twelve hours in debate, three years of buildup and one shredded document - the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill (CAB), 2019, was passed in the Lok Sabha at midnight, as the world celebrates Human Rights Day on December 10. Needless to say, the new law almost instantly sent the country into an uproar across social media. Shortly after leaving the Parliament, BJP stalwarts Amit Shah and Narendra Modi congratulated each other on achieving the long-standing party goal. Thank you honourable PM @narendramodi ji. You are an inspiration and under your leadership we all strive harder each day to build a #NewIndia for our future generations. https://t.co/TZlR3QuUEL — Amit Shah (@AmitShah) December 9, 2019 Several party supporters joined in to support the duo - who have been on a hot streak of sweeping legislative movements through their 2019 terms. Triple Talaq - Done Article 370 and 35A - Done Ram Mandir - Done CAB - Done in Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha next NRC - Next then UCC Coming All the mistakes done by one family in India is being corrected by @narendramodi Ji & @AmitShah ji .... but Hindus worried about ONIONS — Saffron Soul 2.0 ð®ð³ ð© (@SaffronS0ul) December 9, 2019 Hats off to #MotaBhai speaking since hours and giving his job more than 100%, at this age. I mean what a heroð #CABBill — kajal vador (@kajalvador) December 9, 2019 Meanwhile, opposition supporters vehemently argued against the act - both in Parliament and after the session was concluded. While the BJP argues that the CAB aims to support religiously persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries, the list - which mentions Hindus, Buddhists, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis and Christians - clearly excludes Muslims. With India having the world's largest Muslim population (over 20 crore), several people shared anger and resentment against the bill's passing. BJP: "Don't complain about lynching of Muslims in India. Go to Pakistan and see how Shias, Ahmedis and Balochs are being killed." Also BJP: "How can Muslims be persecuted in a Muslim nation? It's implausible. Citizenship only for non-Muslims." ð¤ð#IndiaRejectsCAB — Shehla Rashid (@Shehla_Rashid) December 6, 2019 Deeply ashamed that Edapadi Palanisamy represents my state and our people. Supporting the #CAB shows his true colours, his lack of integrity and his desperate need to remain powerful at any cost. You will all be held accountable. Enjoy your temp power till then. #IndiaRejectsCAB — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) December 9, 2019 All of this has occurred against the backdrop of massive protests erupting in states such as Assam, where indigenous populations fear that the bill - along with looming NRC revisions - will result in their language and culture being eclipsed. #BREAKING Students from Gauhati University Cotton University JB law college GU staff Gu law college Silpi Samaj Assam Engineering College takes out a huge rally in protest against the #CitizenshipAmendmentBill2019 in Jalukbari, Assam#IndiaRejectsCAB#IndiaAgainstCAB pic.twitter.com/ZXNwLqLQHP — Siddharth Setia (@ethicalsid) December 9, 2019 The Indian state of #Assam shuts down today to protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (#CAB) amid tight security in Guwahati. #IndiaRejectsCAB pic.twitter.com/WovdCheo8z — Ahmer Khan (@ahmermkhan) December 10, 2019 Others simply argued that the government is drawing away attention from more immediate matters. Biggest problems faced by Indians today : unemployment, air pollution & water scarcity, state of public education and health, women's safety, rising income inequality, sinking economy, state of farmers, state of banks, corruption BJP's priority : CAB, NRC#IndiaRejectsCAB — Official PeeingHuman (@thepeeinghuman) December 9, 2019 While Indian economy is moving with 0% rate and the actual GDP is below 2.5%, the government wants to introduce NRC that would swallow of billions of dollars with no significant results. The state of Assam is a perfect example. #IndiaRejectsNRC#CABAgainstConstitution — Dr Yasir Nadeem (@Mufti_Yasir) December 5, 2019 Either way you look at it, the bill has split clear lines between its supporters and detractors. View the full article
  25. The National Basketball Association (NBA) have a norm of starting out every game with the national anthem of the United States of America (the Canadian national anthem is also sung when a game takes place in Toronto). As a member of an American basketball franchise, every teammate must stand in the line as the anthem plays in the background, even if you are not an American. You aren't forced to sing the anthem along, you aren't forced to stand still, you aren't forced to not look anywhere you want. This makes sense. What doesn't make sense is the way the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) is trying to shove Chinese patriotism down the throats of those who do not even belong to that country. Recently, a former NBA player and one of the top French athletes to make it to the top of the game, Guerschon Yabusele, was fined by the CBA for not looking at the Chinese flag during the national anthem ahead of the game. View this post on Instagram Crazy game last night #BuzzerBeater #2020 ð A post shared by Yabusele 𧸠(@guerschony) on Dec 7, 2019 at 5:52am PST The Nanjing Tongxi Monkey King Power Forward has been given a “serious warning” and fined 10,000-yuan (Rs. 1 Lakh approx) for what they felt was a disrespect to their national pride. It wasn't even as if Yabusele was challenging the Chinese sovereignty or protesting the norm. Television footage shows that the athlete was standing in line with the rest of his teammates and it was just that he had kept his head down, which by the way, all NBA players (American or not) do all the time. A game is about to start, players have tons of things going on inside their brain. Even if they knew that they weren't supposed to hang their head, it is okay to forget about it sometimes. This act of enforcing patriotism by making foreigners “respect” your nationality is simply shameful. And while Yabusele has made no comments about the whole situation, it is rather disappointing to see the French government not stepping up and dealing with the injustice that they saw happening to one of their own. View the full article
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