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  1. HMD Global has been launching a lot of new Nokia phones in India lately. Recently we saw the new Nokia 4.2 and Nokia 3.2 making their way into the Indian market, and now, we have the new Nokia 2.2 as well. The new Nokia 2.2 is an entry-level budget phone which comes with a trendy waterdrop notch display on the front and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the right. Let's check it out. © Nokia Nokia 2.2 sports a 5.71” 19:9 HD+ display on the front with a waterdrop notch. It is powered by the MediaTek Helio A22 processor and is coupled with up to 3GB RAM and 32GB storage with support for up to 400GB storage via a microSD card. As for the optics, the Nokia 2.2 has a 13MP f/2.2 rear-facing camera with a single LED flash. On the front, there's a 5MP selfie shooter. Camera features include HDR, panorama, low light enhancement, timelapse, Beautify, Google Lens, etc. Nokia 2.2 sports a 3,000 mAh battery inside which should keep the running for at least a full day on a single charge with moderate usage. And just like the other Nokia phones, this one is also a part of Google Android One program and it's running on Android 9 Pie out of the box. HMD Global also says that it'll get Android Q update in the future, which is a good thing. © YouTube Other noteworthy features of the phone include a 3.5mm headphone jack, Face Unlock and a dedicated Google Assistant button on the side. Pricing & Availability The new Nokia 2.2 will be available in Tungsten Black and Steel color variants at an introductory starting price of Rs. 6,999. You'll also be able to pick up the 3GB + 32GB variant for Rs. 7,999 till June 30th. After that, both variants will be retailing for Rs. 1,000 higher i.e Rs. 7,999 for the base variant and Rs. 8,999 for the 3GB + 32GB variant. The smartphone will be available pan-India across top mobile retail outlets and online on Flipkart and Nokia.com/phones starting 11th June 2019.
  2. Have you ever wondered how a classic man just enters a room and makes an impression? It's quite simple if you actually think about it. Some people have the power to make heads turn just with the fresh fragrance they have used. Believe us, they don't bathe in the cologne, rather follow a routine to draw the green eyes. These are the secret ingredients to smell good, 24x7. 1. Caring for what you wear, every day © Getty Images The way you treat your clothes says a lot about your personality. Doing your laundry regularly ensures that you don't stack up on dirty and stinky clothes. To smell fresh, slot this habit in your daily routine. 2. Oral hygiene is important © Getty Images Bad breath is a mood killer. It can instantly become a topic of conversation and to not let yourself fall in the pit of embarrassment, remember to brush your teeth twice a day. Use a floss and carry a mint box handy with you wherever you go. 3. Look for the right scent © Getty Images Take some time out from your busy schedule to look for a scent that suits your personality. Invest in a good quality and a long lasting perfume. 4. Keep a check on your personal hygiene © Getty Images Taking a shower daily, wearing fresh underpants and washing your hands with a mild soap after every meal - these three habits go a long way. Trust us, the fragrance stays intact and makes you smell fresh throughout the day. 5. Hydrate yourself enough © Getty Images Now that oral hygiene has been checked off, there's another add-on to it. Keep drinking water at regular intervals to boost your metabolism and not have bad breath. 6. Spraying right © Getty Images Spraying your perfume everywhere is not going to earn you extra points, rather spray on the pulse points. The smell spreads from the bottom, so, begin with ankles, then behind the knees, wrist, chest and behind your ears to ensure a lasting fragrance. 7. Keep your skin moisturised © Getty Images Speaking of hydration, water is not only a best friend to your body, but also for your skin. Alongside, use a moisturiser for that glow and good smelling skin. In the end, all we want to say is that stay committed to the routine and you'll trail an aura worth talking about.
  3. The election results are out and the Modi wave is taking the nation and the world by storm. Narendra Modi has come back as India's PM yet again. Before the elections, Modi Ji's biopic which stars Vivek Anand Oberoi in the titular role was swimming in controversy and was banned for a brief period of time. The movie finally saw the light of the day and was released today amidst the celebration of Modi Ji's win. The film is getting a good response mostly as many feel the storyline is inspiring. Strong. Simple. Unapologetic. #PMNarendraModi by @vivekoberoi is robust, undeterred yet restrainedðªð»ð¥ @OmungKumar excels in bringing out a story of common man who is loved by all across the nationðð»ð @narendramodi ji fans ðwill swell with pride & 56inch ka seena ! #ModiAaGaya — Girish Johar (@girishjohar) May 24, 2019 If u r a traditional modi hater, go n watch movie #PMNarendraModi ... It's almost sure ur perception ll change... Give it a try.... Great work by @vivekoberoi ... Congrats team ðððð — Prateek (@Prateek28971684) May 24, 2019 Delhi ki audience ka verdict: A motivational movie! Get your tickets in advance and watch #PMNarendraModi in cinemas from tomorrow: https://t.co/Nqry1zx58B#PMNarendraModiOn24thMay #DekhengeModiBiopic pic.twitter.com/uUPnZNyeaH — PM Narendra Modi (@ModiTheFilm2019) May 23, 2019 While a lot of people are still not convinced to see Vivek as Modi Ji, others feel he has done a great job in the film. #VivekOberoi you done great job in movie #PMnarendramodi you justified the charecter — Priyank Pandya (@PriyankPandya10) May 24, 2019 Watched Pm narendra modi movie first day first show. Was waiting for it for long. Beautifully picturized journey of our most loved PM . Fantabulous job by Vivek Oberoi. Guys go and watch movie it's worth watching.#VivekOberoi #NarendraModi — Nishtha Saraswat (@nishtha80) May 24, 2019 Vivek Oberoi should retire. Nobody wants to see this overconfident loudmouth talentless 'press conference' boy on screen#PMNarendraModi #ModiBiopic https://t.co/EsNVJGY2vw — K.....! (@Being_Khaled) May 24, 2019 However, some people were not convinced which is obvious since one story cannot inspire literally everyone out there. PM Narendra Modi movie is a 135 minutes long WhatsApp forward #PMNarendraModi — Ashish Bagchi (@BagchiAsh) May 24, 2019 REVIEW SARKAR'S REVIEW#PMNarendraModi One word review: adjustable Rating:â­â­ð Outstanding act by lead, not so bad direction by omung Kumar, back ground music sticks to the film, songs are well, seems some how fake.#VivekOberoi Box office prediction: 7-10cr @vivekoberoi — Bollywood Review sarkar (@reviewsarkar) May 24, 2019 The movie looks like a decent watch, so you may as well book your tickets if you want to.
  4. Huawei's budget sub-brand Honor has been launching some amazing phones lately. Honor's phones usually go easy on your pockets, but offer great value for money. On the same lines, the company has now launched three new phones under the new 'Honor 20 Series'. Let's check them out: Honor 20 & Honor 20 Pro Both the Honor 20 and the Honor 20 Pro are more or less the same phones. They both look stunning and offer some really powerful internal specs. You're looking at a 6.26-inch IPS hole-punch display just like the Honor View 20. It comes with a resolution of 2,340 x 1,080 on both devices. They both have the same screen-to-body ratio i.e. about 91.6 per cent, and they simply look stunning from the front. © Twitter In terms of the specs, the Honor 20 and the Honor 20 Pro are powered by Huawei's flagship Kirin 980 chipset with oodles of RAM and storage to go along with it. While the Honor 20 tops out at 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage, the Pro variant has 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. Besides the RAM and storage, both the devices also have a slightly different camera setup. Both devices have a 48MP f/1.4 main camera, a 16MP f/2.2 wide-angle camera, a 2MP f/2.4 macro and a 32MP f/2.0 selfie camera with a punch hole on the front. The only difference is that the Honor 20 Pro comes with an additional 8MP f/2.4 telephoto camera, whereas the Honor 20 comes with a 2MP depth sensor. With 30x digital zoom and a large 1/2-inch Sony sensor, the telephoto camera's Handheld Moon Shot allows you to capture the moon's beauty with no extra equipment. #HONOR20Series #CaptureWonder pic.twitter.com/Dd60ZWnRgO — HONOR (@Honorglobal) May 21, 2019 The Pro variant of the phone also has a slightly bigger battery with 4,000 mAh capacity, while the regular variant has a 3,750 mAh battery. Rest of the stuff is the same. You get a side mounted fingerprint scanner, fast-charging support, etc. The Honor 20 Pro will be available in Phantom Black and Phantom Blue colour variants, whereas the regular variant comes in Midnight Black and Sapphire Blue shades. Honor 20 Lite © Twitter Next up, we have the Honor 20 Lite, which is more of a budget option for people who are not looking to splurge a lot of cash. The first and the most obvious difference here is the waterdrop notch on the front, instead of a punch hole display. It's a 6.21-inch FHD+ screen with a 32MP selfie shooter tucked inside. The Honor 20 Lite also packs a triple camera setup on the back, which includes a 24MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra wide-angle sensor with a 120-degree FOV, and a third depth sensor. In terms of the specs, the Honor 20 Lite is powered by the Kirin 710 chipset, coupled with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. It's got a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner and the phone will be available in Phantom Blue, Phantom Red, and the classic Midnight Black shades. Pricing & Availability The Honor 20 has been priced at 499 Euros for the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage variant, whereas the Honor 20 Pro with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage will cost you 599 Euros. The Honor 20 Lite, which is a budget option, will set you back 299 euros.
  5. When you are looking to buy a new smartphone, the first thing people ask me is, “How's the camera?” That's a question I have to answer for budget and flagship smartphones. With mobile photography becoming more popular thanks to social media apps like Instagram and Snapchat, users need smartphones that can take great pictures, last long and deliver a smooth experience. Google answered that question with the Pixel 3, however, it really isn't affordable for everyone. Google announced the much more affordable Pixel 3a and 3a XL that delivers the same computational photography advantage as its flagship counterpart. It's got some key differences but overall offers a great value for money. Here's what we think about the new Pixel 3a XL and how our experience has been with the smartphone: Design & Display © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to the design, the Pixel 3a Xl is very similar to the Pixel 3 in terms of looks but has some key differences. The body is now made of polycarbonate that feels very premium even though it isn't supposed to. The back has the same design as the Pixel 3 with single camera setup, a fingerprint sensor and a small Google logo at the bottom centre. It has the same minimalistic ethos as the Pixel 3 and overall has a very alluring vibe. Since the Pixel 3a is made out of polycarbonate, the device does not support wireless charging. It isn't necessary for the device however we do miss the convenience of charging it wirelessly on our bedside. The phone also has stereo speakers and the bottom audio speaker has now been moved from the chin to the bottom of the phone. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla At the front, the display is where the differences come to light as it does not have a notch design as the Pixel 3 XL. There are thick bezels at both top and bottom which gives it the classic Pixel look we've seen earlier on the smaller Pixel 3 and Pixel 2 devices. The display itself is a fullHD+ gOLED panel that is 6” in size. It has a resolution of 2160 x 1080 pixels and has an aspect ratio of 18:9. Overall, the experience on the display was extremely satisfying especially when we would watch videos on Youtube and Netflix. In fact, the colours very vivid and the blacker shades were represented well. The viewing angles were also on point, however, were a bit disappointed with the brightness levels. The brightness level is just over 400nits which isn't enough for outdoor settings with bright sunlight. Apart from the brightness level, the display was sharp and overall a great OLED panel. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla In terms of other design aspects, the Pixel 3a also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack for people who still like the option of using their own wired headphones. This also means that the Pixel 3a is not water resistant which is not a big deal if you ask me. Our senses are now naturally trained to keep our smartphones away from water and we can live without any water resistance unless you want to pay a premium for it. Camera © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Pixel smartphones are known to offer computational photography that visibly blows the competition out of the water. It uses AI and algorithms to make it easy for the average user to take some phenomenal shots. The camera on the Pixel 3a XL works the same way it does on the Pixel 3. However, it does take a bit longer to process images due to the underpowered chipset when compared to the Pixel 3. The Pixel 3a XL can take some spectacular Portrait shots that were even better than our DSLR in many instances. Pixel 3a XL also comes with Google's Night Sight feature where it takes multiple images with different exposures and contrast levels. Google's algorithm then gives the best shot with unbelievable results. Other camera features such as Top Shot, Photobooth, Playground, Super Res Zoom, Google Lens and more are built right into the app. The Pixel 3a XL has a single 12.2MP Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 primary camera with an aperture of ƒ/1.8. The camera sensor has a field of view of 76° and 1/2.55" Sensor Size. The primary sensor has autofocus with dual pixel phase detection and optical + electronic image stabilisation. As for the selfie camera, the devices have an 8MP with an aperture of f/2.0. It has a field of view of 84° for wider selfie shots. Google also intruded a new time-lapse mode where you can set your frames to record at various intervals. This essentially will let you record a 20-minute video and condense the final video into 10 seconds. This is a handy feature for people who like to tell visual stories via video. It can be used to show more information or video content for users who love to use Instagram's story feature. We've seen this feature on other smartphones before but it's a first for Pixel devices. Camera samples from Pixel 3a XL: Software © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a runs Android Pie out of the box and will receive an Android Q update later this year. In terms of software, Google is running the same build as Pixel 3 and offers a similar experience. However, the only caveat is that it is slower than the Pixel 3 due to the processor. Having said that, the Pixel 3a XL can handle every feature such as AR navigation, reliable Google Assistant performance and overall offers a smooth pure Android experience. It even comes with Active Edge that basically lets users squeeze the side of the phone to access Google Assistant. Pixel 3a and 3a XL also come with unlimited storage for images at high quality, however, it does not store images of the original quality unless you are subscribed to additional storage on Google Drive. Other useful features such as Digital Wellbeing, Night Light and constant updates make this the best Android experience you can have on an affordable smartphone. Performance The Pixel 3a and 3a XL both come with Qualcomm's Snapdragon 670 processor clocked at 2.0GHz and 1.7GHz and has been paired with 4GB of RAM. It's an underpowered chipset when compared to the Pixel 3's Snapdragon 855 processor but in order to offset this difference, Google has optimised the software for Pixel 3a. To be honest, when it came to performing basic tasks such as communication, navigation, internet browsing and emails, the phone did not falter once. In fact, we did not notice any slowdown during our testing period. Having said that, we did notice some underperformance while playing games like PUBG and when it came to processing images. The benchmark tests show the Pixel 3a has a good performance score considering the processor it's being powered by. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla There is some improvement when it comes to battery life as the Pixel 3a XL comes with a 3,700 mAh battery. The device lasted us for approximately 14 hours on a single charge and can be fast charged thanks to the supplied Power Delivery or PD charger. In just 15 minutes our review unit would go from 5% to 45% and add an additional 6 hours of battery backup. Having said that, we expect the battery life to improve over time with future updates and remains our only concern in the performance department. The Final Say We live in a country where it gets harder to recommend smartphones because of what it has on offer. The Pixel 3a XL offers the best photography you can find on a smartphone for its price. The Pixel 3A XL is priced in India for Rs 44,999 which is a bit hard to recommend when considering other options in the same price bracket. Having said that, if you look beyond the price you get a great smartphone that delivers amazing photography at a reduced cost. In fact, with the Pixel 3a, Google just proved that great imaging on smartphones is not reserved only for flagship smartphones.
  6. 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.
  7. It's 2019, and gaming on a budget is actually not that hard in today's day and age. Pick your parts wisely, know exactly where to cut corners, and you'll end up with a budget gaming PC build that will do justice to many of the latest games. If you still think it's easier said than done, then continue reading to find out how you can build a great gaming PC under Rs 50,000: 1. Processor: Ryzen 5 2600 - Rs. 12,999 © YouTube For this particular build, we'll be using the Ryzen 2600 to give us the necessary computing power. There's no specific reason behind choosing AMD's Ryzen over Intel's Core processor. It's just that the Ryzen 2600 CPU is a very capable CPU, and it's also a really good option for people who are willing to overclock. The Ryzen 2600 is an ideal mid-range gaming CPU that offers six-cores that can operate at a peak clock speed of 3.9GHz. You can learn more about the CPU here, but in short, it's a great option for gamers and creators alike. BTW, it also comes with a CPU cooler, so you don't have to shell out more money on it. 2. GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 - Rs. 12,499 © Nvidia If it wasn't for Nvidia's great timing, then we'd have probably suggested fitting a GTX 1050Ti in this build. But luckily, the company just launched the new GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, and it's simply great for gamers on a budget. The GPU is capable of running almost all modern titles like 'Apex Legends', 'Fortnite', 'PUBG', etc. at 100 fps, which is really not that bad for a budget build. 3. Motherboard: ASRock B450 PRO4 - Rs. 8,450 © ASRock Picking the right motherboard is very crucial for the build. You need to make sure that the board is compatible and can handle the components that you're planning using. We went with the Asrock B450 PRO4 mainly because we're using a CPU for our build. The board has an AMD A4 socket, which is exactly what we need. The board also has 2 PCIe 3.0 x16, 4 PCIe 2.0 x1, and an of SATA3, M.2, and USB ports. It's a very capable board and perfect for our build. In case you're interested, you can learn more about it here. 4. RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 8GB DDR4 3000Mhz - Rs. 3,750 © Corsair The ASRock board, which we are using for this particular build, has 4 x DDR4 DIMM Slots. The maximum capacity of system memory supported by this board 64GB, and that's plenty for a build like this. 5. HDD: Western Digital WD10EZEX 1TB Internal Hard Drive - Rs. 2,975 © WD It's really hard to push an SSD for this build under the budget we're working with, so we just went with a WD Blue 1TB HDD. It's the go-to drive of choice that should get you started. You can always add an SSD in the future when you see fit. 6. Cabinet - Corsair Carbide Series 100R CC-9011075 - Rs. 3,099 © Corsair For case, the Corsair Carbide series 100R CC ATX should do the trick. As you can see, it looks simple and elegant, and it comes with all the bells and whistles that you'd need to keep your components up and running. It comes with five fan mounts to keep your PC cool, plus a 120mm fan is included inside the case itself. The case is fitted with Thumbscrew side panels, so you won't need any tools to handle it too. Also, the case has a flush-mounted side panel window, through which you can showcase all your PC components. Yes, we're not using any RGB lighting, but the case will certainly look pretty should you decide to upgrade the lighting later. 7. Power Supply: Corsair CX450 - Rs. 3,440 © Corsair Last, but not the least, we recommend the CX450 450W 80 Plus Power Supply. It can handle up to 450 watts, which is plenty of power for our configuration. Don't worry, we've also made sure that all our components are compatible with each other, so you won't end up blowing up something. Well, if you're keeping tabs on the cost, this PC with the aforementioned components will cost you just above Rs. 47,000. Of course, we haven't included other peripherals for the PC, but you can use that money to splurge on, say, a mouse or a nice pair of earphones. Lastly, we'd like to point out that the prices of these components keep fluctuating. So it's best to keep tabs on Amazon India or your local offline retailers to get the best prices.
  8. 'Avengers: Endgame,' what a spectacle. If anyone tells you there's no way to end a 10+ year story with a single movie while giving everyone closure, just show them everything the MCU has done till date. But here, I'm not going to be talking about any of the countless other things in the movie, I'm going to be focused on just one person, Steve Rogers. If there is anyone in the world who deserved a happy ending, it was this guy. Okay, before I delve deeper into this here's your mandatory spoiler warning. If you haven't watched the movie yet, don't read ahead till you do. If you have watched it, you absolutely must read ahead. Also, I understand how important Tony Stark and Robert Downey Jr. have been to this franchise. It's just that, for me, Captain America has way more impact… Source: Marvel Studios Now with nothing to disturb me I can finally get down to business. Remember that little guy in 'Captain America: The First Avenger?' No no, remember the Human Torch from 'Fantastic Four?' Yeah, that guy made me cry with one of the most epic scenes in cinema I've ever witnessed. Everyone knows Captain America is perhaps the purest among the Avengers. But is he worthy of carrying Mjolnir? Hell yeah. Not just carrying, but using it like a freaking legend. Watching him channel the lightning like he's been doing it for years is an image that's been implanted in my brain and will probably never fade away. (At least not for a while. :p) While writing about it, I couldn't help but replay it in my head another 10 times. This music only helps make it better. There's just one huge problem. Now, you'll want to watch it again. I already have tickets for Saturday and Sunday too. But, what about you? If you can't get anything before next week, come back on Sunday. I'll have a complete breakdown of the movie out. You can live vicariously through me. It doesn't cost anything. Source: Marvel Studios Moving on, all eyes are on Iron Man and he may just be the focus of every single discussion around you but, for me, it's Captain America who had the greatest effect. Is he the strongest Avenger? No. Is he a big, green, unkillable giant? No. Does he understand Quantum Physics? No. Why him then? He's their leader. He's the First Avenger. He's the man everyone rallies behind. It was pretty clear when he was standing alone in front of Thanos and his army that this guy was not going to back down even when nothing was in his favour. Luckily for him, he had a lot of people backing him up when he needed them but he had no idea they were coming. Once they did, who better to say the two words everyone has been dying to hear, 'Avengers Assemble' that the ultimate Avenger? Source: Marvel Studios But forget everything else, when all is said and done. The one scene which has had the most impact on me in all my years of existence is when Captain America grabs hold of Mjolnir. It brought tears of joy to my eyes. Seeing such a powerful scene really made my day. Captain America, just a guy from Brooklyn, was found worthy by a mythical hammer created for the Gods. Boy was he worthy…
  9. Realme is still a fairly new brand in the market that's yet to make a significant dent in the industry with its smartphone lineup. Of course, we've seen some really promising devices from Realme in the past like the Realme U1, the recently launched Realme 3, and more. But they come with their fair share of annoyances, often steering the consumers away to other established alternatives. Now yet again, Realme is trying to take a slice of the pie with its latest smartphone, the Realme 3 Pro. The Realme 3 Pro goes all out as an affordable mid-range smartphone with an edge-to-edge dewdrop design, a powerful Snapdragon 710 processor, up to 6GB RAM, and a lot more, all at a price starting at just Rs. 13,999 The Realme 3 Pro has a lot going for it, but does it pack enough goods to beat the like of Xiaomi at its own game of making a phone that ticks all the right boxes? Let's take a look. Design & Display © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer Honestly, I haven't been a huge fan of Realme phones' design. It might be an unpopular opinion, but they all looked kind of dull and subdued to me at first glance. The Realme 3 Pro, on the other hand, looks really nice. If you look closely, you'll see a subtle pattern across the back, which reflects light in a unique way. Realme says the pattern is inspired by 'racecourse'. Their slogan for this phone is 'Speed Awakens', so it's the 'Pattern of Speed'. Geddit? I am not too sure about how the visual pattern would look on the other two colorways, but the Carbon Grey variant, which I've been using for the past few weeks, has a unique visual appeal to it. Other noteworthy design elements on the back of the Realme 3 Pro includes a vertical dual-camera setup with some yellow accents, and the 'Realme' branding which gives the phone a sporty look in my opinion. There's also a fingerprint scanner, but that's pretty much it for the back. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The front of the phone is mostly occupied by the 6.3-inch FHD+ display with minimal bezels on the sides. Also, thanks to the 'dewdrop' notch, the Realme 3 Pro boasts a 90.8% screen-to-body ratio, and the display looks gorgeous. The display is certainly one of the biggest plus points of the phone. It's sharp, gets adequately bright even under direct sunlight and is just beautiful to watch videos on or play games. It's a great IPS panel and it's protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, making it quote durable too. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer As an overall package, the Realme 3 Pro feels well built and snug in hand. All three buttons on the sides are well-placed and I personally had no issues reaching them. It still sports a micro USB port instead of USB Type C, but hey, that's not really a deal-breaker. Plus it makes up for it with a 3.5mm headphone jack. Performance & Software As for the performance, let me get it out of the by saying that performance on the Realme 3 Pro is absolutely a breeze. It's fast, snappy and very reliable when it comes opening and loading pretty much any app you throw at it. It's powered by the Snapdragon 710 AIE octa-cpre processor after all, so I wasn't expecting anything less of it in terms of the real-life usage. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The variant which I have for review packs 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, but you can also choose to go with 4GB + 64GB or 6GB + 64GB configurations. I am sure, the performance won't take a huge hit. Really, the Realme 3 Pro did well during my testing, and it was a delight to use. Running games like PUBG, Fortnite, and Asphalt 9 is smooth sailing, and you'll be able to play them without any noticeable stuttering. Yes, the phone gets a little warm to touch after extended hours of gaming, but it's nothing to worry about as it won't get uncomfortably hot. The Realme 3 Pro ships with Android 9 Pie with Oppo's ColorOS v6.0 on top. Again, I am not a huge fan of custom skins on Android, let alone Oppo's heavy ColorOS. However, I enjoy using some of the customization features like 'Swipe-Up Gestures', 'Smart Sidebar', 'Assistive Ball', etc. Although one of the things which I absolutely hate about ColorOS is that ships with a ton, and I mean a TON, of bloatware. Yes, you can get rid of most of them, but seriously, I hate looking at those many apps on a phone which I just pulled out of the box. I really hope Realme does something about it in the future. © MensXP Since we're talking performance, let me touch base on the phone's biometric features too. The fingerprint scanner at the back of the phone is at the right spot in my opinion, and it's super snappy and accurate. The Realme 3 Pro also offers Face Unlock, which is just as fast as the Fingerprint scanner, but I ended up using the physical scanner for, you know, some added security. The speakers, however, are something which I am not a huge fan of. Realme 3 Pro has a single bottom firing speaker, which is very easy to cover with your while using the phone in, say the landscape mode. The audio experience was decent with good audio output, but I found myself reaching out for a pair of headphones. I am glad that Realme didn't get rid of the phone 3.5mm headphone jack. Good job, Realme! © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer Camera The Realme 3 Pro comes with two cameras at the back. One is a 16-megapixel IMX519 shooter whereas the one one is a 5-megapixel shooter with an f/2,4 aperture. And on the front, the Realme 3 Pro sports a 25-megapixel selfie camera. Before we jump into the camera samples, I'd like to point out that I really enjoyed shooting pictures with this phone. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer I was recently in Mumbai for a couple of days, and I carried the Realme 3 Pro along with some flagship phones like the iPhone XR and the Galaxy S10e. Well, I must say that I ended up pulling out the Realme 3 Pro more often than I thought I would, which definitely says something about the camera quality. The camera app is also fairly straightforward and easy to use. There are a bunch of modes to shoot like Nightscape, Portrait, Expert, etc. Realme has also introduced a new mode called 'Ultra HD', which essentially uses software to create a 64MP image with bigger size and, of course, more details. Overall, I'd say that Realme has a commendable job with both the camera hardware and the software. I did say that the Redmi Note 7 Pro's cameras impressed me, but I think this one's equally good, if not significantly better. Yes, the Realme 3 Pro struggles to keep up in low-light, but I guess you can't have it all at this price, really. I'll let you take a look at the images and decide for yourself - Battery Life The Realme 3 Pro packs a beefy 4,05 mAh battery inside which in my opinion is a pretty decent size. It's slight smaller than the 4,230 mAh battery found inside the Realme 3, but I have no complaints with the battery life here. The Realme 3 Pro can easily last a day wit heavy usage, which includes the basic day-to-day tasks like web browsing, social media, usage, etc. and some intensive tasks like media streaming and gaming. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer I've noticed good battery life on almost all the smartphones running on the Snapdragon 710 chip, and the Realme 3 Pro is no exception. If you're not a heavy-hitter like me, then you can push the phone and get through even two days without charging since the phone has really good standby time. The Realme 3 Pro also ships with VOOC 3.0 20V charger inside the box, which can charge the phone from 0% - 100% in about 80 minutes, which is not bad at all. So overall, I'd say the Realme 3 Pro scores good marks in the battery life department too. On an average, you can get about 5-6 hours of screen on time, and charge it fairly quickly thanks to VOOC 3.0. The Final Say © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer It appears to me as though Realme is gaining more confidence with each product it's bringing to the market, and the brand's effort is clearly reflecting on the Realme 3 Pro. No wonder, the brand is leaving no stones unturned while going after Xiaomi's Redmi Note 7 Pro. After using it for an extended period of time, I can confidently say that it ticks all the boxes to make up for a worthy competitor to the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro. Of course, the Realme 3 Pro is not the perfect mid-range phone, but it has a lot going for it for Rs. 13,999. You get a great FHD+ display, a powerful Snapdragon chipset, amazing battery life, and some capable cameras. The only area where I'd say it falls short is the software. And maybe some minor annoyances like the speaker position and a micro USB port. Well, if you are someone who can look past these qualms, then you'll be very happy with the Realme 3 Pro. © MensXP/ Karthik Iyer The Realme 3 Pro, if you'll ask me, is a phone which I'll be happy to recommend to anyone who's looking for a phone under Rs. 15,000. It's a great Redmi Note 7 Pro alternative, and I think I'll start recommending the Realme 3 Pro more mainly because of how hard it is to get hands on a Xiaomi smartphone these days. So, if you are on a budget, and can't get your hands on a Redmi Note 7 Pro, go ahead and buy the Realme 3 Pro.
  10. Actor Pankaj Tripathi has come a long way, in terms of the work he has done and the struggle he has endured with his hard work. The man is now kind of omnipresent in good cinema and was recently seen doing a brilliant job in 'Criminal Justice'. © Instagram The man was recently in news when he shared the news of buying his 'dream home' in Madh Island. He spoke about how he has obviously come a long way but he has still not forgotten his long journey from living in a tin-roof shed in Patna, to now owning an expensive, sea-facing property in Mumbai. Pankaj and his wife recently performed the 'Pooja' ceremony with their family and close friends. © Facebook © Facebook Pankaj is a simple man who believes in chasing his dreams with hard work and determination. In an interview where he was talking about his new abode, he mentioned that he wishes to inspire people with his journey and not by chasing materialistic assets. Hard work surely has many faces and the actor's wonderful home is a great example of it.
  11. Even though Nirvana didn't put out a lot of music, they still have so many incredible songs. Their entire discography is made up of three studio albums, a couple live records and a handful of Eps and obviously that includes the iconic 'Nevermind', that revolutionized music. The band's sound was basically rock mixed with punk, that led to the 'grunge' revolution. These are our top picks, and yes 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is really good, but it's too overrated and honestly, Nirvana has a lot of better songs. Check out pick for the 15 best tunes by them below:- 1. Lithium – Nevermind 2. Heart-Shaped Box – In Utero 3. The Man Who Sold The World 4. Come As You Are – Nevermind 5. About A Girl – Bleach 6. Rape Me – In Utero 7. Polly – Nevermind 8. Breed – Nevermind 9. Where Did You Sleep Last Night 10. Lounge Act – Nevermind 11. I Hate Myself And Want To Die – In Utero 12. Something In The Way – Nevermind 13. All Apologies – In Utero 14. In Bloom – Nevermind 15. On A Plain – Nevermind
  12. Grooming for job interviews or the actual jobs can be really intimidating. Especially, if you're a soon-to-be graduate searching for something or are a fresher sitting for placements in your college. The pressure of looking formal and serious overpowers everything else. So here's a celebrity approved guide for formal hairstyles that you could get for an interview or even wear to work. 1. The Simmba-Side Part © Instagram Ranveer is seen in a classic cop look in Rohit Shetty's Simmba. He looks fierce and a man who means business. This is a great hairstyle for interviews. The hairstyle consists of a prominent side part put to rest with a lot of mousse. The sleek cut compliments the moustache. 2. The Fading Buzz Cut © Instagram The fading buzz cut is characterized by tapered sides with a short crop of hair on top. The best thing about this army inspired buzz cut is that it goes well with all kinds of face structures and especially works great with a well-groomed beard, which is perfect for interviews and your beard if you don't want to get rid of it. The contouring of the cut, if done right, can give you a strong, sharp and slick look. It's hassle-free and requires literally no styling or setting. 3. The Mad Men Look © Instagram Inspired from the 'Mad Men', this elegant, clean look is a great choice for working professionals. This style is suitable for straight, fine hair, and you can cop this look by directing your top front hair to the side while following the outline of your head without creating much volume. 4. The Vicky KaushaL Mid-Length Waves © Instagram If you want to sport a 'Vicky Kaushal' medium-length style, then it is great both swept back and worn forward. The best thing about this style is that surprisingly it does work for a professional setting as well. The mid length waves are super versatile and look fab as long as you emphasize the texture and movement of the hair. Use lightweight stylers like creams and sea salt sprays, and blow them dry to keep the hair volumized and touchable. 5. The Layered Undercut © Instagram A 20-something style that is perfect for your work setting. Featuring an undercut appeal, and a layer atop, and a moderate length to avoid a mess. This hairstyle shows a distinct affinity towards a pompadour, but also brings in texture.
  13. 1More has a stellar lineup of earphones that offer superb sound quality at an unbeatable price. The company's most popular products till date include the 1More Pistons, which Xiaomi licensed and sold at a ridiculously low price, and the 1More Triple Driver earphones, which we think is worth every penny. Now, it looks like 1More is on a quest to make a wireless variant of all its popular wired ones, so we decided to check out their Dual driver BT earphones. I am not a huge fan of neckband-style earphones as they don't fit into my lifestyle. I'd rather go fully wireless and use something like the Bose SoundSport Free or just use a wired pair of earphones and completely avoid the hassle of dealing with cords. But I've been using the 1More Stylish Dual Dynamic Driver BT for a week now, and I have to say that it's indeed a winner. To my surprise, I fell head over heels in love with this pair, and let me tell you why. Here's my review of the 1More Stylish Dual-Dynamic BT earphones: Design As I said, I am not a huge fan of neckband-style earphones in general, but I was ready to make an exception for this mainly because my first impressions were fairly positive. Unlike some pair of neckbands, this one has a soft silicone band that blends into the plastic sound chamber. The band itself is not that thick or heavy, so they felt comfortable for the most part. The left chamber houses the button layout which includes a power button and a volume rocker that also doubles up as the previous/next track function. The buttons are clicky and are very easy to get used to, so no complaints there. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla The wires, which connect to the earphone housings, are fairly thick. I always prefer thick cables like these as they tend to age well over the thin ones. The earphone housing themselves are bigger than average and they protrude out of your ears when you wear them. The protrusion, however, is given considering the fact that they include two drivers inside. Thankfully, 1More bundles a bunch of silicone ear-tips inside the box with which you can find a snug fit. Trust me, that's very important because it can make or break your experience of using this pair of earphones. The medium-sized ear-tips, with which the earphones ship with, weren't good enough for me. It wasn't a snug fit and I couldn't hear the base at all. But switching to the large tips did the trick for me, so it's really important that you find the right fit. I can't stress that enough. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla How Does It Sound? This particular earphone, just like many other 1More earphones, is tuned by Grammy award-winning sound engineer, Luca Bignardi. Not that it should influence your purchase decision, but it's definitely something to consider. If I have to put it in simple terms, then I must say that these earphones sound great. The passive noise isolation, to begin with, is pretty good. I used them primarily during my metro commute and I am happy to report that I couldn't hear all the annoying chatter and announcements around me. Honestly, it made all the difference to me as I could focus on my music at all times. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla The drivers are warmer sounding, thanks to the base bump. It's more pronounced in electronic, pop and rap music, and they're all very enjoyable to listen to. The mids are well-presented as well. However, I found them a bit muddy at times. The high, however, are well-detailed and the earphones have a great sound stage with which I was able to make out individual instruments. That's not really a surprise given 1More's reputation. Their products are known for quality among the audiophile community after all. If I have to compare this pair of earphones with the likes of, say, the OnePlus Bullets wireless or Skullcandy's Ink's Bluetooth wireless earphones, then I'd say I like the 1More's dual-driver BT earphones better. It offers great soundstage, thumping bass, good clarity and everything in between. It's not all roses when it comes to the sound quality though. The microphone definitely needs some work. The call quality is below average and I found myself switching to phone's earpiece almost every time since the other person couldn't hear me properly. Charging & Connectivity The 1More Stylish BT has decent battery life. The company claims that you can listen to music for about 6 hours on a single; however, I was only able to push it to maybe like 4 hours on a single charge. Yes, it's not that impressive, but I am willing to give it a pass mainly due to the fact that it supports fast-charging. Also, it uses a micro-USB cable for charging, which is not a deal-breaker, but definitely worth noting. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla You can fully charge the earphones in just about 50 mins. That, in my opinion, is pretty good. But even if you don't have about 50 minutes to spare, I'd suggest you charge it for like 10-15 minutes to get around 2-3 hours of music playback at, say, about 75 per cent volume. Again, that's not too bad given the fact that it packs two drivers to push. That being said, I highly suggest you keep an eye on the battery level of your phone since the voice prompter is very unreliable, and it alerts about the battery being low until it's about to die. Also, I had paired the 1More Stylish BT with an iPhone XR throughout my testing. These earphones run on Bluetooth v4.2, and I found the connection to be fairly reliable. You can literally leave your phone and move up to 30ft away and still be able to listen to your music. Not too bad, right? I didn't experience any latency issues either while listening to music or while watching videos, so that's great as well. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla Is It Worth It? The 1More Stylish BT is currently retailing for INR 5,499 (https://india.1more.com/collections/earphones-headphones/products/1more-dual-driver-stylish-wireless), which makes it slightly more expensive than the likes of OnePlus Bullets Wireless and the Skullcandy Ink wireless, which I talked about previously. But is it worth the extra money? Well, I'd say yes, especially if you're looking for a pair of bass-heavy neckband-style earphones. © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla For me personally, these earphones check all the right boxes in the checklist of what makes a pair of wireless earphones good. Yes, it may sound like an expensive proposition, but it's got great audio quality (better than others in this price range), it's nice and comfortable to wear, and it keeps your music isolated from the din of the outside world.
  14. The worst thing that could ever happen, happened. Instagram and Facebook were down for over eight hours. Yeah, the internet went through a dark time today. But, at least we were all in this together. Both the websites were down for everyone across the globe and not one particular area was being personally victimized. What do you do when two of the biggest social media websites are down? Turn to a third social media website, of course. Who wants to go and experience the world like people did before internet and social media? Twitter became everyone's knight in shining armour and everyone flocked to the site to complain about the other two sites. But, since it's Twitter, the complains soon turned into jokes and memes because that's just what you do on Twitter, okay. #Instagramdown and #Facebookdown started trending soon, right on track. Me: *uninstalls Instagram* Me: *downloads it again* Me: *tries to log in* Instagram: Sorry there was a problem with your request Me:#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/eHvbe0C3uw — IG @lainatheleech (@lilhomielaina) March 14, 2019 It was a good time to take shots at the website. I can't even tell if instagram is down because the pic at the top of my feed is from two days ago which seems about right based off their terrible feed algorithm. — Korey Kuhl (@koreykuhl) March 13, 2019 That gif tho. me calling instagram headquaters#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/dexGLFfVjG — ð ððð (@bratfrmdasouth) March 14, 2019 Twitter people are superior. All these poor folks flocking over from Instagram. Finally seeing where the memes get made. It's like learning what hotdogs are. Hurts doesn't it? — ditch pony (@molly7anne) March 13, 2019 So many personal problems. Yo @instagram I just went public with my girlfriend last night and I have to post a few more pictures of us to be annoying/show her off. Can you fix yourself soon? — Colton Underwood (@colton) March 13, 2019 Their careers are over now. Every Instagram model right now... #instagramdown pic.twitter.com/NBWG3VmSvO — Dylan (@dylan_harr) March 14, 2019 At least that was still working. With Instagram being down I've had no choice but to check my LinkedIn out of pure boredom — Kirsten King (@KirstenKing_) March 13, 2019 That video is horrifying. me running to twitter when instagram stops working#instagramdown pic.twitter.com/hWQRgtFTvA — ð¿ (@jinstoez) March 14, 2019 So inconvenient. Instagram is down?! How am I supposed to compare myself to others and go down a spiral of stalking people who appear happier than me? Ugh. Inconvenient. — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 13, 2019 Send thoughts and prayers. What if Instagram never gets fixed?? So many models will lose their livelihood, careers instantly destroyed. Instagram model unemployment skyrockets, and girls who post about Fit Tea will be lined up outside of soup kitchens. THIS IS SO SCARY, PRAY FOR THESE WOMEN. #instagramdown — The Fat Jewish (@FATJEW) March 13, 2019 They wish. Every influencer who posted before the breakdown: Wow did I break Instagram — Meredith Foster (@MeredithFoster) March 13, 2019
  15. Google has finally launched its music streaming service in the form of YouTube Music and YouTube Premium for users who like a seamless video content experience. YouTube already has a vast catalogue of music that also includes radio channels, live performances and user-generated content. © Twitter YouTube has also introduced YouTube Premium that basically lets users consume content without any interruptions from advertisements. The Premium subscription also lets users play videos in the background even when users lock a smartphone or switch apps. YouTube Music Premium will also let users download songs in order to play when offline. YouTube Premium will be available for Rs 129 a month, will include membership to YouTube Music Premium, and access to all YouTube Originals. YouTube Music Premium is available at a monthly rental of Rs 99 and as part of the introductory offer, YouTube is offering a three-month subscription of YouTube Music Premium for free. Announcing the launch of YouTube Music in India, Lyor Cohen, Global Head of Music, YouTube said, “India is where the multi-lingual music scene thrives. It's interesting to note how Indian artists have consistently claimed top spots over the last few months in the Global YouTube Top Artists chart. With YouTube Music, we are hoping to bring the best in global and Indian music to millions of fans across India, and give them an immersive music experience, with the magic of music on YouTube.” T.Jay Fowler, Director of Product Management, Music Products, YouTube said, “We know that India loves watching music videos on YouTube -- be it the vibrancy, choreography, stars and glamour. Music from India has always been so much more than just the audio. Therefore for us, with the launch of YouTube Music, all the emphasis is on the familiar and to make every user experience richer as they start using the service. From recommended music videos, live performances, covers, to new videos -- it's all here, and only here." YouTube has been a popular platform for streaming music with access to thousands of playlists across various genres.
  16. No spoilers, I promise, I pinky promise. For the longest time, even before the trailer for the movie was out, all the internet dudebros had made up their mind about 'Captain Marvel'. A powerful female superhero is a little too much for them to deal with and their tiny little egos were not able to handle a badass woman. But, literally the strongest freaking Avenger doesn't care about that, she's too busy kicking ass for like two hours straight. The origin movie of Captain Marvel aka Carol Danvers is almost here and every Marvel fan needs to - and probably will - watch it because let's be real, it's pretty awesome. The movie is different than any other Marvel movie, but you can still tell it's a Marvel flick and it's not just because of Nick Fury's presence. The 90s music, the incredible fight scenes, the adorable cat, a two-eyed Nick Fury, and the superhero finally realizing how powerful she actually is - it has all the makers of a great watch. Captain Marvel's introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe was crucial before 'Avengers: Endgame' and Marvel managed to pull it off really well. The movie was basically to show that our OG Avengers really do need her after the 'dusting' and the exact reason why Nick Fury paged her while disintegrating. As far as origin movies go, I wouldn't say it's the best, because let's be real, 'Captain America: The First Avenger' exists, but it sure did its job and this movie will honestly make 'Endgame' so amazing. Here are some things that basically stood out to me about the movie and make the movie what it is: 1. It's The Buddy-Cop Movie We All Deserved Carol Danvers and Nick Fury teaming up in the 90s and going on adventures? Umm, yes, please! The two naturally got on well and had great chemistry and banter going on. And, you have never seen Nick Fury like how he is in this movie, as in, we have always seen his authoritative and terse side, but here we get to see his fun side as well. 2. Goose Honestly, the cat stole the show for me, and that's not just because I am a cat person. Goose is adorable, obviously, and probably the best sidekick anyone could ask for. Just imagine, a cat in space, a cat that the aliens think is a bigger threat than even Nick Fury. Wow, that's an achievement in itself. 3. It's Not Exactly An Underdog-To-Superhero Cliché It's close to that, but I feel like it's not exactly a cliché. Yes, it is about her finally realizing her powers, but to me, she was a badass throughout and she just kept getting better and better. 4. The Perfect Lead Up To 'Endgame' We're just one movie away from THE movie, the conclusion of literally 20 movies, the biggest Marvel movie till date and the excitement - and nervousness - is at an all-time high. Obviously, it needed the perfect push right before the release, and since Captain Marvel was expected to play a huge role in it, her first movie had to be great. 5. We Get To Know How Nick Fury Lost His Eye The biggest thing to come out of 'Captain Marvel'! This is not just a Captain Marvel origin story, it's also a Nick Fury origin story. How he actually lost his eye has been one of the biggest questions and we get an answer, finally! 6. The End Credit Scene Lastly, Marvel honestly won the game with that end credit scene, they killed it. And yes, it is the flawless connection to 'Endgame' we already knew we were going to get. Just FYI, there are two end credit scenes, so wait for the second one as well! Have fun, it's a great watch.
  17. Although The Great Khali's World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) days expired way back in 2015, the fact that he represented India on such a grand stage for so long and even won the World Heavyweight Championship by eliminating stars like Batista and Kane in 2007, only adds to his success as an in-ring performer. A byproduct of Khali's immense success with WWE was the number of movie deals the 'Punjabi Playboy' got to sign. We are talking about big-budget movies working alongside renowned actors like Steve Carell and Adam Sandler. What is even more amazing and praiseworthy is that fact that Khali even ended up doing a French film (which might even be the best one he has done till date). Here are four international movies The Great Khali was a part of: 1. Get Smart Let's begin with the movie that gave Khali the most amount of on-screen time. In one of the greatest action-comedy films of all time, Khali played the role of Dalip, the Indian bodyguard of villain Seigfried (Terence Stamp), who is going through a tough divorce. One of the biggest scenes of the movie involves Khali skydiving off a plane in pursuit of protagonist Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) and Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). 2. Longest Yard In this mega-starrer, Khali plays the role of a convict named Turley spending his sentence in a maximum security prison. Motivated and coached by Paul 'Wrecking' Crewe (Adam Sandler), Turley decides to play from Crewe's team in an American football match against the prison guards. Khali's funniest moment comes when Crewe admits to sabotaging the prisoners' game against the guards and Turley says: “I'm glad you're back, now I don't have to stab you.” Yikes! 3. MacGruber In the quest of saving America from a crazy terrorist who's somehow got his hands on a nuclear warhead, ex-special force MacGruber (Will Forte) forms an unusual team of extraordinary men. Teaming up with the likes of Kane, Big Show and Mark Henry, The Great Khali plays the role of a car mechanic who is one of the members of Macgruber's special team. 4. Sur La Piste Du Marsupilami Based on the 1952 comic book character called Marsupilami, a mythical animal, the 2012 French film revolves around reporter Dan Geraldo (Alain Chabat) and his adventure to discover the creature. Amidst his adventure, Geraldo, along with fellow traveller Pablito Camaron (Jamel Debbouze), gets into some trouble and is put in a small jail with Bolo (Khali) who gives them the beating of their life. What's the best part about the giant's character? His voice!
  18. Arguably one of most impressive off-spinners of his generation, Harbhajan Singh ruled the bowling charts during his stint with Team India in international cricket. Making full use of his whiplash action, Bhajji managed to alter the length and pace of his deliveries with relative ease, which, in turn, spelled doom for opposition batsmen. But, a lack of form and rise of young spinners has pretty much restricted him to domestic cricket now. While he might not have featured for Team India in almost three years, Bhajji continues to be a vital cog in Chennai Super Kings' bowling unit in the Indian Premier League (IPL). While cricket remains his first love, the 38-year-old is a self-proclaimed fan of wrestling. He was earlier seen arm-wrestling prominent WWE superstar Dalip Singh aka the Great Khali. And, now the 'Turbanator' has backed it up by stepping in the ring himself. View this post on Instagram Panja with great khali @dalipsinghcwe #bigfella #Awesomeguy #bigman A post shared by Harbhajan Turbanator Singh (@harbhajan3) on Jun 8, 2018 at 8:51am PDT Invited to Khali's wrestling academy - Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE) - in Jalandhar, Harbhajan stepped in the ring and gave a motivational speech to the youngsters. The Indian spinner was urging them to work on the area of their interest irrespective of the sport they chose to pursue. But, before he could finish, Harbhajan's motivational speech was cut short by a local wrestler. The wrestler, whose ring name is 'Dubey-ji', entered the ring to interrupt the Indian cricketer's speech. Confronting Bhajji, the local wrestler introduced himself as the Singham of CWE wrestling. To which, Harbhajan broke down laughing before mocking him by saying: "What kind of a Singham are you because the Singham's that I've heard of, have strong personality, unlike you". View this post on Instagram Some CWE time at @dalipsinghcwe Khali academy jalandhar ððªð A post shared by Harbhajan Turbanator Singh (@harbhajan3) on Feb 2, 2019 at 8:41pm PST In response, the irate wrestler said: "You may be a superstar but you don't know the first thing about making any sort of motivational speeches". The confrontation went on before 'Dubey-ji' challenged Bhajji to a fight. But, he soon regretted his decision as Harbhajan landed a tight slap on his cheek that saw the local wrestler running out of the ring. To make a point, Bhajji, then, also dropped the mic in the middle of the ring. While it pretty much looked like a publicity stunt, Bhajji's latest antics surely reminded us of the infamous slap he landed on the cheek of S Sreesanth following an encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab in the IPL in 2008.
  19. The Indian Cricket Team has been on a roll recently, overcoming every challenge that comes their way. Creating history during the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy, by winning a Test series in Australia for the first time ever, followed by winning their first ever bilateral ODI series in Australia, the Men in Blue are looking stronger than ever. Even individually, a lot of Indian cricketers are breaking records which were considered to be unbreakable. Their efforts are being recognised by the world, as the International Cricket Council showers Virat Kohli and his men with some of the most prestigious awards and honours. For instance, the Indian skipper became the only player to bag top three ICC awards in a single year by winning the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year, the ICC Men's Test Player of the Year and the ICC ODI Player of the Year - for his performances in 2018. Other stars who bleed blue, including Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah were named as team members of ICC Test Team of the Year while Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav also made it to the ICC ODI Team of the Year. The world is amazed by this young team of extremely talented players who seem to be fearless, indestructible and vulnerable to nothing. Believe it or not, there exists a complete army which looks after the health and welfare of Kohli's boys. As Team India marches forward towards greatness every single day, these backstage heroes get lost in the middle and do not receive the recognition that they deserve. It turns out that the Indian cricketers Yuzvendra Chahal and his sidekick Rohit Sharma (cameraman) felt the same way and decided to do something to bring these luminaries to the fore. In the fourth episode of the all-new Chahal TV, the two cricketers give us a sneak-peek into the highly confidential fitness centre of the Indian cricket team and talk to their performance team led by Head Physiotherapist, Patrick Farhart along with the sports massage therapists Arun Kanade and Rajeev Kumar. “People recognise us, the cricketers, but these are the people who put in a lot of effort to help us perform better,” says Chahal in his tribute to the dark horses.
  20. My fitness journey started in April 2013. I remember the first and foremost challenge was convincing my mom. You know how Indian parents are - “You are too young to join a gym. Turn 18 first.” I literally had to beg for it. But this endeavor only lasted about 5 months, as I had to quit the gym for 'board exams'. I was an active kid, who loved playing football and basketball. However, I was chubby and in pursuit of excelling the exams, my health took a toll. I gained 14 Kg during the boards and my eating habits went from not so healthy to terrible. Physics, Chemistry and 5 McDonald burgers became my constant companion. As soon as the board exams ended, I re-joined a gym and embraced the grind. After working out for several months, I could not see much change in my physique. The trainers would simply tell me one thing- “dabba nahi lega toh body nahi banegi”. I tried to find a good trainer in many gyms but found no help. After 2 years I finally decided to buy a supplement stack from my trainer. One tub of whey protein, a box of BCAA & fat burners! To your surprise, nothing magical happened. I was frustrated but this was also a blessing in disguise. I began educating myself about training and nutrition from the internet. I realized my biggest mistakes were- training every muscle only once per week. P.S- As a natural, you should train them 2-3 times week. Next, I was unnecessarily trying to gulp boiled chicken, potatoes and daal, whereas all my body and yours as well, is concerned with nutrition, not how the food is cooked. Once I began tracking my macronutrients, my physique began changing drastically. I followed Jim Stoppani's training plan and got leaner. But I was not satisfied with mere aesthetics; I wanted to get strong, really strong. For this Yash Sharma was a very useful resource. And once I learned about progressive overload, I was able to take my strength and physique to a whole new level. I have been natural throughout so far. I have taken plenty of different supplements like L carnitine, Creatine, Whey Protein, pre-workout, and fat burners, but have never taken anabolic steroids. I believe in prioritizing the health inside more than the looks outside. It has been over 6 years since I began this journey of becoming the best version of myself. And believe me, it was not linear. I was misguided, got injured and had multiple plateaus, but every time I felt like quitting I would think “Just one more day”. And now when I look back, it seems I have made some progress. I currently train 7 days a week with a combination of bodybuilding, powerlifting, and calisthenic workouts. I am lean, strong and agile. My name is Sidhant Rai Sikand, and this is my story!
  21. At a time when the comments made by Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul at film director and actor Karan Johar's talk show, 'Koffee With Karan' have made for one of the most trending issues buzzing all around, a lot of people were wondering what the Indian skipper, VIrat Kohli, had to say about the whole matter. After the 24-hour show cause notice levied by BCCI during which Pandya and Rahul were ordered to present their justification towards the indecent remarks made by the duo at the chat show, both the cricketers have been banned for two ODI matches upon the recommendations made by the Committee of Administrations Chairman, Vinod Rai. In the latest occurrence, the captain of the Indian cricket team, Virat Kohli, who had kept himself completely aloof of the whole issue, finally spoke on behalf of the entire squad. “We, definitely, as the Indian cricket team do not support views like that and that has been communicated,” Kohli said in a media coverage at the Sydney Cricket Ground ahead of the three-game ODI series against Australia. “I can definitely say that as the Indian cricket team and responsible cricketers we definitely don't align with those views and those are purely individual views.” But the additional comments made by Kohli is what makes him a great team leader. In an atmosphere of high tension where everyone is shaming Pandya and Rahul, Virat while showing his disagreement to their comments, didn't abandon them. “... the two concerned players felt what has gone wrong and they have understood the magnitude of what's happened,” Kohli didn't forget to mention. “Definitely, it has to hit anyone hard, they will definitely understand the things that have not gone right.” Kohli's take on the entire issue speaks volumes about his evolution as an aware captain. He feels responsible for his team both on and off the field and has been with them during the harshest of times. It's time for ODI cricket. Who do you reckon will lift this trophy after the end of the 3rd game.#AUSvIND pic.twitter.com/ESskDamvDj — BCCI (@BCCI) January 11, 2019 Consecutively, the absence of the two extremely talented cricketers, especially the all-rounder in Hardik Pandya will leave a deep void in the roster, filling which will be a real task for the team. Meanwhile, Hotstar, the mobile app broadcasting Karan Johar's show has taken down the episode featuring the vexed cricketing duo.
  22. One of the most awaited movies of early 2019, Vijay Ratnakar Gutte's 'The Accidental Prime Minister' released today and it's already creating a mighty uproar amongst the audience. The movie is based on the political journey of our former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh from 2004-2014, and since its first trailer launched, the film has gathered a lot of controversy around it, especially from the political front. A lot of people are calling it 'propaganda' before the general elections this year and while we're wondering why these doubts weren't addressed when the book, written by Sanjaya Baru, was released, we're also hoping the movie does fairly well. © Rudra Productions (UK) Amongst everything else, the audience is appreciating Anupam Kher's portrayel as Dr. Manmohan Singh and along with a few celebrities, the audience has tweeted some extremely positive things about it. Here are some Twitter reactions from celebrities and people, who've already seen the movie, just in case you're looking for a quick and on-point review before you go and watch it this weekend. Well, from a renowned journalist's point of view: Saw #AccidentalPrimeMinister and felt very uneasy at the end of it. Just like after reading the book. I wish the book had never been written and the movie never been made. I don't want to remember the the 10 years of Dr Singh this way. — Smita Prakash (@smitaprakash) 10 January 2019 Divya Dutta appreciates Anupam Kher's work in the movie: Watched #AccidentalPrimeMinister .the supremely gifted @AnupamPKher performs the toughest role with such elan..m speechless.respect sire and big hug! Loved the way you say https://t.co/ZCBkydQFM3 real vulnerable n yet strong. And another brilliant performance by #akshaye khanna! — Divya Dutta (@divyadutta25) 10 January 2019 And he tweets back... Thank you dearest @divyadutta25. Praise coming from a national award winning actor like you is so heart warming and encouraging.ðð https://t.co/g6tneELOP2 — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) 10 January 2019 Shekhar Kapoor says it best: Two very strong performances make #AccidentalPrimeMinister a must see film. Akshaye Khanna and Anupam Kher. Anupam creates Manmohan Singh as a man who seems weak but carries great strength inside. Yet ultimately finds that principles and politics do not go together @AnupamPKher — Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) 10 January 2019 What @AnupamPKher has done in playing Manmohan Singh in #AccidentalPM is to create something that could easily have become a caricature, into a breathing relatable human being that you want to reach out to and hug. That takes a lot of skill. — Shekhar Kapur (@shekharkapur) 10 January 2019 Thank you dearest @shekharkapur for being so gracious and magnanimous in your appreciation of my work in #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister. Coming from you it means the world to me.ðð https://t.co/KbutGvjoHr — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 10, 2019 Thank you dearest @shekharkapur for being so gracious and magnanimous in your appreciation of my work in #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister. Coming from you it means the world to me.ðð https://t.co/KbutGvjoHr — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) January 10, 2019 Anil Kapoor too lauded friend Anupam Kher's performance: Just like every role you do, @AnupamPKher you have done full justice to this character as well. You're such a great story teller! This definitely was a difficult film and could only be done by an actor par excellence. You are impeccable! #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister pic.twitter.com/tWogx1zSXL — Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) January 10, 2019 And of course the audience who had to share their reviews on Twitter had a lot to say as well: For a while, I forgot that he is @AnupamPKher not MMS, what an actin by kher. Just watched #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister — Tushar Makwana (@tusharmakwana5) January 10, 2019 Every Indian Should watch #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister Superb Acting by @AnupamPKher Ji A must watch movie The movie has many villains but Dr. Manmohan Singh will be a Hero after this movie for sure — Mrigank Tyagi (@TheMrigankTyagi) January 10, 2019 Forget the pols.... #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister is one of the bravest film to happn in d recent times. After seeing the film,it makes my heart swell wth pride that @AnupamPKher is an Indian actor and one of the greatest in the world .... (followed in the thread) — Priyanka Ghatak (@priyankaghatak) January 10, 2019 3 Hrs to go for the much awaited #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister show the anticipation has been good. @AnupamPKher Sir's acting on top of that. Maza aayega à¤à¤. Jai Hind. — Ultimate Blunt (@BluntUltimate) January 11, 2019 #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister #FirstDay #FirstShow @AnupamPKher @barugaru Youtube Link- https://t.co/uLFOd7bqkB pic.twitter.com/a4YX7h8D8K — Subham Gupta (@subhamgupta_) January 11, 2019 Hope @ArvindKejriwal will watch #TheAccidentalPrimeMinister soon and provide his very valuable feedback. Would love to know more about Sonia Gandhi's role and performance by Suzzane in the movie. CM sahab, awaiting your review. — Delhi Boy (@vipulIT) January 11, 2019 So far the reactions have been positive and most of them have been towards Anupam Kher's performance in the movie. While Kher sets the standard way high by giving an excellent performance, we also have people talking about Akshaye Khanna's role in the movie who play's Sanjaya Baru. © Rudra Productions (UK) In case you're looking for a movie to check out this weekend, we believe this one will be your best bet. The movie should be a good watch for how the characters have been caricatured in the movie and of course the story line that can eliminate all possible doubt, ever, if you haven't read the book of course!
  23. In the ever-competitive world of cricket, winning has now become the most important thing, nullifying all the other elements that once made us believe it was indeed a gentleman's game. It doesn't matter how you win or what you do to come out on top, all that we, sadly, care for today is trophies, rankings and records galore. Similarly, Indian cricket, too, has witnessed a major overhaul over the years. The technical perfection and humility of Rahul Dravid or the sheer politeness of Sachin Tendulkar are now a thing of the past as the MS Dhoni era focused on athleticism, run-making and electric fielding displays. But, while all those things seemed like the need of the hour in the ever-changing arena of international cricket, what followed later has surely washed away everything we once knew about the game. Under the tutelage of Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team might have scaled new heights across formats, but there has been a terrifying change in their approach towards the game. From flipping a bird to the crowd in stands, engaging in verbal volleys to even allegedly getting rid of their coach, Kohli has shown a whole new side of the sport that earlier took a backseat, at least in Indian cricket. While some had their concerns with the new culture in Team India, not many cared owing to the massive success of Kohli and his team. © Instagram/@hardikpandya93 Unfortunately, the patience of Indian cricket fans reached its saturation point when Hardik Pandya, a youngster who's still looking to make his mark, resonated the questionable devil-may-care attitude - incorporated by Team India - in his tone-deaf remarks about women on a popular chat show. From branding women like trophies to shamefully boasting of his 'conquests', Pandya was blatantly misogynistic and sexist, needless to say irresponsible, in his remarks about the other *** on national television. But, he wasn't done yet. If his boorish behaviour on the chat show left the viewers shell-shocked, Pandya's mockery of an apology which lacked remorse and ownership of his actions further infuriated the cricket fans. The 25-year-old claimed: "I got a bit carried away with the nature of the show". Like, seriously, Mr Hard (as he likes to call himself)? If the nature of a show can allow sportspersons or celebrities - looked upon as a source of inspiration and motivation by many - to get carried away to an extent where they lose their grip on the sense of responsibility, the wiser call would be, to opt out of such shows. But, even if the chat show had such a nature (as claimed by Pandya), the Baroda cricketer could or should have stayed true to the ethics and conduct of everything that Indian cricket represents and stands for. Rahul Dravid - The Bakra "harassment" episode. No stains on The Wall.ð pic.twitter.com/qKFHpf2aA2 — Vinay (@SemperFiUtd) October 14, 2018 The biggest example is Dravid who once appeared on a popular prank show and still came out as the gentleman we have come to cherish over the years. Appearing on MTV Bakra, the age when the channel had one too many Cyrus', Dravid was tested to his limits amid an annoying environment, aimed at extracting a fiery response from a generally calm and composed cricketer. But, 'The Wall' showcased immense patience that was often reflected in his tireless innings for India. Now, when you compare Dravid's situation with Pandya's, anyone with a sane mind would agree that the former, in accordance to the format of the show, was forced to endure a more severe and testing environment than the latter. But, unlike Pandya, Dravid neither got carried away, nor he lost his sense of responsibility. The former Indian cricketer could have easily blasted the woman (in the video) with expletives or harsh words, but he handled it like a true gentleman. Pandya was sitting comfortably, with all his bling, on a couch with his teammate. Even if the host was provoking him with controversial questions, the Indian cricketer could have, a choice he clearly had at that time, dodged it or answered differently. But, objectifying women and, boasting of 'conquests' and possessions like a Desperado on national TV was definitely not how we expect our sportspersons to act. © BCCL Back in 2016, during India A's tour of Australia, Pandya was all praise for Dravid, claiming: "For me, everything changed after my tour of Australia with the India A team. It is a tour that transformed me as a cricketer. I can't but thank Rahul Dravid enough for his contribution. I understood that there is a mental aspect about the game that needs to be worked upon. He (Dravid) made me mentally stronger”. For a man who once claimed that he learned the mental aspect of the game from one of the greats, Pandya, now, needs to learn and instil the mentality of a sportsperson from Dravid. It's one thing to mould yourself with time to continuously grow and compete at the highest level, but, if not anything else, Pandya and the current crop of Indian cricketers can surely learn how to behave and act responsibly from the former greats like Dravid.
  24. On one hand where people in some parts of the world are fighting each other in the name of religion, there are some who are setting great examples of communal harmony with their selfless deeds. For instance, this Muslim family in Pakistan that has been taking care of a church which is over a century old. For 100 years now, the custodianship of the St. Matthew's Church has been passed down from one generation to the other. YouTube/ BBC News Located in the picturesque Hazada District town of Nathia Galiyat in Pakistan, this church is currently being taken care of by Waheed Murad, the third generation caretaker in his family. Murad has been looking after the church for almost 17 years now. His grandfather and father looked after it for 35 and 45 years, repectively. In fact, Murad is proud of his work and says that he is the only person in his area who knows how to ring the church's bell. Murad's family has been looking after the church by themselves, because the governement didn't make any efforts since there are hardly any Christians in the area. Speaking to the local media, Murad said "We believe in all messengers of God and believe in all the holy books, hence we give the same respect to this church, as we give to our mosque." If only more people could think like Murad, the world will be a better place to live in.
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