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  1. The casual fans of the Indian Premier League (IPL) may not be aware of the name, 'Nitish Rana' who enjoyed a supreme 68-run innings in Kolkata Knight Riders' season opening game against Bhuvneshwar Kumar's SunRisers Hyderabad on Sunday. However, the left-handed batsman has made quite a name for himself in the first-class cricket circuit and has come to be known as more of a game-winning player for his side much like the former skipper of the Indian cricket team in Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Rana, who hit eight boundaries and three maximums in a heroic run-chase by his KKR last evening, is a Delhi born athlete who made his first-class cricket debut during the 2015-16 season of the Ranji Trophy and ended up being the lead-scorer of the team (557). He also scored a total of 218 runs during the 2015-16 season of Vijay Hazare Trophy and was the second highest run-getter for Delhi. The 2015–16 season of Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy has to be the highlight of the cricketer's career (until yesterday) during which he helped a struggling Delhi survive through tough games against Andhra, Baroda and Jharkhand whilst scoring a total of 299 runs in 8 innings at a staggering strike rate of 175.88. With an aggressive batting style and the ability to fill in the bowling lineup as a part-time off-spinner, Rana eventually made it to the roster of Team India A for the 2018-19 Deodar Trophy and the squad for last year's ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup. On Sunday, Rana contributed immensely towards Kolkata's successful 183-run chase while forming a decent partnership with Robin Uthappa (35) only for Andre Russell and Shubman Gill to seal the deal and bring a great start to his side. For his efforts, his fans took to Twitter to praise the 25-year-old: Nitish Rana showing positive character, prevailing his fantastic form , how prudently he hit reverse sweep to Rashid Khan.#KKRvSRH #KKRHaiTaiyaar — amey guthe (@amey_guthe) March 24, 2019 Russell you beauty ð¥ð¥ð¥ð¥ Nitish Rana ð¥ð¥ð¥ Subhman Gill ð¥ð¥ð¥ — A Quantum Dot (@aQuantumDot) March 24, 2019 Nitish Rana's cut shot is a thing of beauty.#KKRvSRH — Naresh Singaravelu (@NareshVelu) March 24, 2019 Nitish Rana On ð¥ Great batting.#IPL2019 #KKRvSRH — Prince ð®ð³á´°áµË¡Ê°á¶¦ á¶áµáµá¶¦áµáµË¡Ë¢ (@iPrince55) March 24, 2019 Nitish Rana >>> Rinku Singh End of debate.#KKRvSRH — Akshay Sharma (@akshaypasu) March 24, 2019
  2. Seems like the iconic character of Tyrion Lannister who drinks and knows things way too well has more than just one 'desi' doppelganger. After Imtiaz Ali and his team spotted Peter Dinklage's doppelganger in Kashmir, another man in Pakistan is now reaping the benefit of sharing the facial features of the GOT star. His name is Rozi Khan and he is a waiter who is now busy starring in selfies. © AFP Ironically, Rozi Khan had never heard of Peter or GOT before people made him aware of his new-found celebrity status. He was leading the common, simple life, serving tables when everyone now wanted to click pictures with him and make him an overnight social media star in Pakistan. In an interview with AFP, Rozi said, “I don't mind. A lot of my pictures have been taken, that's why I have become very famous everywhere. Wherever I go, someone says to me: 'Sir, who is this man with you on Facebook', I say that he is my friend. 'He looks like you'. I tell them he is my brother. It's not a bad thing”. © AFP Needless to say, his presence has also boosted the business of the restaurant he works at, benefitting his employers equally. With a doppelganger in both sides of the border, looks like someone needs to get Peter down here! Until then, we'll soon be able to witness his action on 'Game Of Thrones' because the countdown to finale has already begun.
  3. In addition to the second-generation AirPods, Apple also released a selection of new Apple Watch bands for spring, including Sport Bands, Sport Loops for Apple Watch, Nike+ and Hermès colours. (c) Apple The new bands, as you can see, are full of colours, celebrating the arrival of the Spring season in the US. Apple Watch's sport band is available in new vivid colours like Spearmint (green), Delft Blue, and Papaya (orange). The Nike+ Sport band has stylish new Black/Hyper Grape, Spruce Fog/Vintage Lichen, and Teal/Tropical Twist colourways. As for the leather loop band, it can now be picked up in Spruce Fog, Hyper Grape, Summit White, Teal Tint, and Black. (c) Apple The Hermes Double Tour and the regular leather bands are also updated, and you can check them out on Apple's website. Coming to the pricing, all the Sport bands, including the Nike+ Sport bands, will retail for INR 3,900. The modern buckle and the leather loop bands, on the other hand, will be available for INR 12,900. All the bands, as mentioned earlier, are now available to order from Apple's online store, and they will be available for purchase at select Apple Stores, Apple Authorised Resellers and carriers later this month.
  4. Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra starrer 'Kesari' is all set to release this weekend and the actors have left no stone unturned when it comes to promoting this period drama, that is based on the Battle of Saragarhi. View this post on Instagram Privileged to have started the day with such a heartfelt interview at my favourite place in #Delhi , the Red Fort with @sudhirchaudhary72. This is a special one for #Kesari, coming up tonight at 9 pm on @zeenews A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Mar 18, 2019 at 8:03pm PDT 'Kesari' will be tracing the journey of the 21 Sikh soldiers of the 36th Sikh Regiment, who despite being outnumbered, fought against the Afghan army in the 1890s until their last breath. History stands witness to the ultimate show of daredevilry and sacrifice shown by the 21 Sikh soldiers of the British Indian Army, who took up arms against 10,000 Afghan Orakzai tribesmen, in order to perform their duty. View this post on Instagram The untold story of the bravest battle ever fought begins to unravel TOMORROW! #KesariTrailerTomorrow #Kesari @parineetichopra #AnuragSingh @karanjohar @apoorva1972 #SunirKheterpal @dharmamovies #CapeOfGoodFilms #AzureEntertainment @zeestudiosofficial A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Feb 20, 2019 at 12:29am PST The teasers and trailers of the film have left the audience craving for the bigger picture and Akshay and Parineeti are ensuring that the buildup to the film's release is top notch. In keeping with this objective, Akshay recently took to his Instagram account and shared a short video of a mock boxing session he participated in, alongside a woman BSF soldier, while out promoting 'Kesari'. View this post on Instagram Always a treat to meet the Jawans from @bsf_india. Their training, passion and enthusiasm is top-notch, always a learning experience. A post shared by Akshay Kumar (@akshaykumar) on Mar 19, 2019 at 3:50am PDT The woman soldier and Akshay Kumar successfully put on a good show for the onlookers and it is good to see the two of them in (mock) action. Previously, another video made its way to social media wherein Akshay could be seen shaking a leg with BSF jawans and having a good time together. View this post on Instagram @akshaykumar and @parineetichopra spend a day with the BSF Jawans in Delhi! ð®ð³ #KesariPromotionsð¥ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #Akshay #AkshayKumar #Parineeti #ParineetiChopra #Bollywood #Actors #Promotions #Movie A post shared by Hype PR (@hypenq_pr) on Mar 19, 2019 at 12:34am PDT 'Kesari' releases on 21st March on the day of Holi.
  5. The fact that Anil Kapoor doesn't look anywhere near his age has long been established and envious 30-year-olds across the country have been trying to make peace with that. However, he recently clicked some pictures with son-in-law Anand Ahuja, and he legit looks younger! In fact, courtesy their all-black ensembles, Mr Kapoor almost looks like he could even be Anand's younger brother. Now that's a lot to digest, considering he's 62, and as impressed we are, we are also confused AF about what on earth he is doing to 'reverse the ageing process', if you will. © Instagram/Anilskapoor Doesn't he look younger? And no, we aren't even referring to Anand's salt-n-pepper scruff and Mr Kapoor's jet black and partially highlighted crowning glory. He just looks younger, miraculously. That skin, that glow, that overall demeanour - age has got nothing on him and he proves it every single day! © Instagram/Anilskapoor In his Instagram post, he captioned the images "Boys Day Out! Subtle, no? Calling myself one of the boys?!" Well, you are, Mr Kapoor. You definitely are! View this post on Instagram A post shared by anilskapoor (@anilskapoor) on Mar 10, 2019 at 10:28pm PDT View this post on Instagram A post shared by anilskapoor (@anilskapoor) on Jan 28, 2019 at 9:50pm PST Does it look like it's been 30 years since 'Ram Lakhan' released? Three whole decades? And not a single sign of ageing on this man here. View this post on Instagram A post shared by anilskapoor (@anilskapoor) on Jan 26, 2019 at 10:45pm PST Please let us in on your age-defying techniques, Mr Kapoor, for we could all use some help!
  6. Xiaomi has finally launched its first Android Go Edition smartphone, the Redmi Go in India today. With the new Redmi Go, Xiaomi is targeting the first-time smartphone users in the country, and it's priced at Rs 4,449, which puts it head-to-head with other entry-level devices in the country like the Nokia 1, JioPhone 2, and more. Redmi Go comes packed with a bunch of India-focused features like support for up to 20 Indian languages, Hindi language support for Google Assistant, and more. © Xiaomi As for the specifications, the Redmi Go sports a 5 inch HD screen and it's powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. It also has 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage, which can be further expanded up to 128GB thanks to the microSD card slot. 1GB RAM does sound dated in 2019, but it shouldn't be a matter of concern since the Redmi Go runs Google's Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition), an OS which essentially allows low-end phones to run smoothly despite limited memory and storage capacity. The phone also comes with some pre-installed applications like Gmail Go, Assistant Go, Maps Go, and more. © Xiaomi Other noteworthy specs of the phone include an 8-megapixel rear camera with HDR mode and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. Redmi Go does feature dual-SIM support, but sadly there's no dual VoLTE support. Redmi Go will be available to purchase from 22nd March onwards, and you'll be able to pick one up for yourself from Flipkart, mi.com or the Mi Home stores across the country.
  7. Apple launched the new lineup of iPad without much flair with the new iPad Air and iPad mini and have launched them right before its event next week. Usually, Apple announces new hardware at an event; however, the company probably wants to focus on other things at the event. © Apple The new iPad Air comes with a 10.5-inch display starting at Rs 44,900 (Wi-Fi) and Rs 55,900 (Wi-Fi + Cellular) while the iPad mini is now priced at 34,900 (Cellular) and Rs 45,900 (Wi-Fi + Cellular). The new iPad mini will probably showcase at the event by Apple as an entertainment device which will be popular amongst college students and movie enthusiasts. © Apple The new iPads are powered by the same processor as the iPhone XS i.e. the A12 Bionic chipset and also has support for the older Apple Pencil. The new tablets have wider bezels than the iPad Pro variant and have a lightning port instead of USB-C. The iPad Air is lighter than the iPad Pro but has the same specifications as the iPad mini except for the display size. © Apple Both tablets are available for orders in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the UAE, UK, US as well as China (Wi-Fi models only), Macau (Wi-Fi models only) and Mexico with deliveries starting next week. The new iPads will launch in India in the next phase soon after. Apple probably didn't want to mix its software and hardware announcements and decided to launch it simply via a Tweet and press release. Last year, Apple announced the new iPad Pro at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
  8. This article is in memory of Late Major Dhruv Yadav and every father who has lost his brave son to Mother India. © Namrata Yadav In the dark recesses of the night, I look at my son who wriggles in his sleep - partially hungry, partially in discomfort as he has started teething and wonder what it is like to lose a child. I knew the pain of having lost someone but the pain of losing a child is perhaps unimaginable. It is nature's way and God's plan to take away people to make space for a new life on earth; a loss of life only makes way for new life and that is the absolute cycle of life. But knowing that and acknowledging God's plan I still wonder how you say goodbye to your own child. I look at my son only to realize, my precious gain could be someone's devastating loss. Thus, in a way, as life continues, I often wonder of nature's harshness and kindness in the same stroke. Loss can never be compared, but I have often wondered does the honourable death of a young soldier make the pain any less for a uniformed father, after all, wasn't it nature's plan for a son to immerse the ashes of his father and not the other way round? Does watching his body wrapped in the tricolour, while listening to a thousand boots march to show respect to this brave son of India, make the pain any less for an absolutely heartbroken mother? © Reuters Is the sound of the bugles intended to be the last lullaby this brave son hears, as his parents lay him to rest? Amid all this pride and honour that this brave son of India bestows on his parents, there is immense pain. I once saw an old soldier march behind the casket of his young brave son of India and as he lit his pyre - bugles were sounded, a gun salute given to this fallen comrade, the father transformed into a true soldier and saluted his young soldier goodbye. At that moment, it was not a father saying goodbye to his son, it was the soldier within the father saying goodbye to a young fallen comrade, who happened to be his blood. In death and loss, he was no longer his, he was yet again his country's first – the loss compounded once again. This memory was only to be etched deeper within me, when a few days later on this very father's birthday, he immersed his son's ashes on the banks of the river Ganga. In that final goodbye, before Ma Ganga took this young boy away on his final journey having defied the circle of life as nature intended, the flowers among his ashes touched his father's feet as if to take his blessings one last time, draw strength from his father as he took those very last steps and made his final journey into the afterlife. At that moment, I saw what nature intended - a relationship in its purest form of a 'father and son'. I sit at the edge of my son's cot looking at him, imagining the joy I may feel when he takes his first steps, only to think of this father who helped his son take his last... Author Bio: Namrata Yadav graduated with a joint Masters degree in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK and currently works as a freelance consultant in New Delhi. She is the sister of Late Major Dhruv Yadav's who was killed in the line of duty in September 2015.
  9. Success is something everyone strives for. Something for which people pour in all their hard work. And when it comes to finding success in sports, it's on a different level altogether. Always finding ways to improve, players and teams tend to give their best at every stage. Off lately, this immense level of competition has surfaced in the tennis circuit. Every player in the ATP Tour circuit has struggled their way to the top in some or the other tournament. Be it newcomers like Alex De Minaur, Laslo Djere or well-established players such as Novak Djokovic or Roger Federer, everyone has had their share in the record. It's probably for the first time that we are seeing 19 different champions in all the 19 tournaments held on the ATP circuit. It's really inspiring to see true competition and not just one player winning it all. 18 finals, 18 different champions on the #ATP Tour this season. Will Federer be the first to get to two titles or will Thiem be No.19? Via @ATPMediaInfo pic.twitter.com/4qtox7Mckd — TennisNow (@Tennis_Now) March 17, 2019 Last season, we witnessed a similar situation where every tournament on the tour was won by different players, but soon the streak came to an end when the 'GOAT', Roger Federer, won the Rotterdam Open right after grabbing his record 20th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. Unlike the last season, it has been more ruthless for all the players this time around. Starting with Roberto Bautista Agut winning the Doha Open, today, it added Dominic Thiem, the 19th winner to the list, after his epic comeback win over Federer in the Indian Wells Final. Everyone thought this streak would be broken again by the Swiss Maestro but the breathtaking gameplay of the 'Dominator,' stole the show by 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 win and registered his name in the history books. © AP Another great thing about this season is that the title holders include a whole lot of young guns who won their first title on the tour. Starting off with Minaur winning in Sydney and Tennys Sandgren bagging the Auckland Open title, the list is followed by Juan Ignacio Londero in Cordoba, Reilly Opelka in New York, Laslo Djere in Rio and lastly, Radu Abolt and Guido Pella in Delray Beach and Sao Paulo respectively. The domination of the young lads on the tour can be taken as a warning for the established ones to pull up their socks as the competition would just get more fierce from here. With the next tournament being the Miami Open, let's hope we get to witness the rise of a new champion.
  10. If you are someone who likes to spend your fortune a little more lavishly, and things like holidaying around the world, stocking wardrobes with designer clothes aren't cutting it for you anymore, then Caviar has just the right thing for you. Meet Caviar's “Grand Complications Skeleton Diamond Edition” iPhone. Yes, that's the name of the phone and we aren't even complaining because it carries a rather hefty price tag of $23,380, which roughly translates to about Rs 16 Lakhs. Sounds like a perfect phone for spoiled Insta-kids? © Caviar So, what's with this phone? Why is it so expensive? Well, for starters, it's got a mechanical clock right in the middle of its back, complete with diamonds and gold plates. The phone's back has black engraved titanium, gold plating, and 252 diamonds. No, we won't judge you if you decide to sit and count the number of diamonds. The dial parts of the watch are made of platinum, and the dial itself is protected by sapphire glass. Also, the mechanical clock has nothing to do with the phone itself. It's not getting its power from the phone, so you'll have to manually wind the clock every 30 hours with the gold-plated crown. © Caviar Only 99 of these iPhones will ever be made, and you'll get to see which of the 99 Caviar iPhones you bought. Just to touch base on the pricing, the 256GB variant of this iPhone XS starts at $23,380 (Rs 16 Lakhs), whereas the top of the line 512GB iPhone XS Max variant will cost you as much as $24,530 (Rs 17 Lakhs). Besides the shiny exterior, there's nothing new about these iPhones. You're essentially buying the same iPhone XS which you'd buy from Apple itself. Don't worry, they ship worldwide and the delivery is free. © Caviar You can learn more about these iPhones here.
  11. No one tasted success in the year 2018 like Ayushmann Khurrana did, perhaps except Vicky Kaushal. Whatever he touched turned to gold, and he clearly has decided to keep the momentum going in 2019 as well (he already has started shooting for 'Article 15'). One thing that Ayushmann is as consistent at, just like his acting chops, is his fashion and grooming game. He never stops experimenting, and everything seems to work for him. The latest example? His pornstar moustache. Take a look. © Viral Bhayani Ayushmann just won an award for the most popular performer, and along with an amazing tailcoat, he showed off his brand new pornstache - something he's a natural at pulling off. © Instagram/Ishabhansali Don't you love this sharp new look? © Viral Bhayani When it comes to his style game, as usual, stylist Isha Bhansali went the extra mile and made Ayushmann look like a sophisticated Duke from the Victorian era. As if the ladies already weren't weak-kneed! © Instagram/Ishabhansali We're loving the interplay of grey, white, and black in his ensemble. The white bowtie is an unusual quirk that's adding the distinctive vintage look. © Viral Bhayani All we can say is, full marks on the moustache, as well as the outfit, Ayushmann. Now, we can't wait to see the magic you're about to bring to the big screen.
  12. Just a few months ago, Disney fired James Gunn, the director of both the 'Guardians of the Galaxy' movies, and that too very famously, might I add. It was all because of a bunch of problematic tweets by the director and despite the outpouring support from fans and the cast of GOTG, Disney stayed firm in their decision. But, that was months ago and so much can happen in that time. Well, he got rehired. Today, James Gunn tweeted a message thanking everyone for all the support they have shown for him. â¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/gdMQjlqIjs — James Gunn (@JamesGunn) March 15, 2019 While a lot of people are happy that he's back to direct the third GOTG movie, a lot of people have also shown their disapproval of Disney basically backtracking. People are divided over this development and a lot of them are calling out Disney for just waiting for the controversy to die down so they could hire him again. They did lie, tho. disney explicitly saying that they were not going to rehire james gunn but then just waiting a few months for the whole situation to die down is so disgusting — saz (@syndullatano) March 15, 2019 The jokes were not okay. even if they were just 'jokes' (which it's much more than that anyway) this behaviour is what leads to the normalisation of these awful things happening in real life and someone like james gunn shouldn't be given a platform like that in any circumstance — saz (@syndullatano) March 15, 2019 Some people are willing to give him a second chance. I'm not exactly a fan of James Gunn's movies or their messages. And making jokes about sexual abuse is harmful because it contributes to rape culture. However, it's imperative we allow people space to grow and change! It appears Gunn has sincerely learned from his past mistakes. https://t.co/dh8iIBsPbL — Jonathan McIntosh (@radicalbytes) March 15, 2019 Do people change so easily? Disney re-hires James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy 3! The controversy was real (and understandable IMO) but I agree there needs to be a way for "redemption" for people like Gunn who have shown remorse and proven over *years* they are not the person those tweets were painting. https://t.co/3UnFLHJLYo — Patrick Beja (@NotPatrick) March 15, 2019 But, is an apology enough? I am incredibly happy about this. Gunn said some Fucked up shit. He was also taken to task about it during GotG vol 1 and apologized. I am cool with punishing people for shit. I HATE double jeopardy. Glad to see this. https://t.co/JNcQ9FLzvx — Ben ðð ðð¦ (@BeninBiloxi) March 15, 2019 Okay, then. I understand if you don't like this and disagree. Trust me I get it. I'm not gonna become a James Gunn stan account but yes I do believe what he said is forgivable. If it ever turns out he really has ever hurt children I'll pour the gasoline FOR you and light the match. — Ben ðð ðð¦ (@BeninBiloxi) March 15, 2019 Let's hope so. this whole situation is very complicated because he wasn't a teenager talking shit on the internet, he was a grown man... but he also apologized more than once. also, the cast is so loyal to him, it makes me think he indeed changed and is a better, decent human being + — ananda (@pilotdanvers) March 15, 2019 Yes, it is. it just feels cheap of marvel/disney dismissing him and then rehiring him less than a year later and even accepting his terms of directing ss2 first... like? much to think about — ananda (@pilotdanvers) March 15, 2019 Dave Bautista would be happy. A lot of us stood by #JamesGunn when all this shit went down. The whole cast stood by him, but no one, not one person, did so more than @DaveBautista who I hope feels vindicated tonight. Watching him stand by his friend was incredibly touching. And now we all get GotG vol.3! — Dantooine (@Danburden1138) March 15, 2019 Quite possible. James Gunn is back on Guardians 3. Bautista must've been standing outside Bob Iger's house like pic.twitter.com/JSTDTa3HmZ — Issa Deadman (@CPerry404) March 15, 2019 Well. The #RehireJamesGunn worked, even though Disney confirmed it like 3 times in a row that that wouldn't happen. I even told some people online that it wasn't worth it. So if that can happen, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut @wbpictures @WBHomeEnt !!!!! — Leonardo Oliveira (@Leo_Rafael99) March 15, 2019 Everyone's happy, I guess. The best thing about this story, besides him getting a second chance, is that he's still going to do both films. https://t.co/zjnDNtTps1 — Mike (Insert Game Here) (@mpallard329) March 15, 2019
  13. Whatever PM Modi says or does, it trends. That's the rule of Twitter in India. So of course, him launching a new campaign was bound to be talked about, no surprise there. PM Modi launched a 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign this morning and shared a video and message on Twitter. Your Chowkidar is standing firm & serving the nation. But, I am not alone. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian is saying-#MainBhiChowkidar — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 16, 2019 The video is basically a song with lyrics showcasing the government's initiatives. In the tweet, he says that today, everyone's a Chowkidar and well, now people are tweeting #MainBhiChowkidar. This particular hashtag soon became the top worldwide trend on Twitter and his tweet alone has thousands and thousands of replies, retweets, and likes. Soon, people started tweeting using the hashtag saying every Indian is a chowkidar today because “Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar, everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar.” Now everyone's proud to be a chowkidar. Proud to be a Chowkidar. #MainBhiChowkidar https://t.co/XXwo5hxkrb — B.S. Yeddyurappa (@BSYBJP) March 16, 2019 :@narendramodi ji our commitment towards your vision to build a #NewIndia which is strong, secure, safe, respected across the world and developed is unwavering. Millions of youths like me pledge our support to the #MainBhiChowkidar movement ðhttps://t.co/YBlb7OD4ga — Nupur Sharma (@NupurSharmaBJP) March 16, 2019 Umm. A Chowkidar usually gets a nametag on his dress but this one is so reliable that his whole dress is covered with name tags! #MainBhiChowkidar #ChowkidarChorHai pic.twitter.com/9GHq8wfxKR — Ashok Swain (@ashoswai) March 16, 2019 Fake Modi is with real Modi. As proud Indian citizens, we all must leave no stone unturned to fight any evil in our country. Lets all pledge to unite towards a stronger and progressive India. We are all with you @narendramodi ji. Jai Hind #MainBhiChowkidar — Vivek Anand Oberoi (@vivekoberoi) March 16, 2019 Thank you Sir#MainBhiChowkidar because only you can: implement One Law One Flag One Anthem & One Constitution enact Uniform Education Uniform Healthcare & Uniform Civil Code make a United Integrated Developed Bharat, Free from Corruption Crime Casteism Communalism Conversion https://t.co/r4ba43uZlY — Ashwini Upadhyay (@AshwiniBJP) March 16, 2019 Even Smriti Irani tweeted. I am proud to join #MainBhiChowkidar movement. As a citizen who loves India, I shall do my best to defeat corruption, dirt, poverty & terrorism and help create a New India which is strong, secure & prosperous. — Smriti Z Irani (@smritiirani) March 16, 2019 People are also changing their names on Twitter. I changed my twitter handle name today to #support #MainBhiChowkidar pic.twitter.com/jeVx2692so — Chowkidar Sumit Vajpai (@SumitVajpai) March 16, 2019 Okay then. #MainBhiChowkidar Trend is showing Chowkidar is imandaar#CongressChorHai pic.twitter.com/tBzG2jvBsG — Ritesh jain (@Jainritesh_rj) March 16, 2019 I don't know how that's related. #MainBhiChowkidar Meanwhile @RanveerOfficial thinking Which dress suits him most pic.twitter.com/KcOKApp2Km — Siddu Patil (@Siddupatil_) March 16, 2019 What is even happening anymore? Nervous tweet Mr Rahul ! Looks like you are scared today seeing so many #MainBhiChowkidar It's Quite natural for robbers to be nervous when they see #Chowkidar. https://t.co/Qq4Bip3m7c — BJP Karnataka (@BJP4Karnataka) March 16, 2019 Okay. Everyone who is fighting corruption, dirt, social evils is a Chowkidar. Everyone working hard for the progress of India is a Chowkidar. Today, every Indian is sayiing #MainBhiChowkidar pic.twitter.com/eULatsm0MR — Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) March 16, 2019 Immensely proud to be a part of the #MainBhiChowkidar movement. 125 crore Indians stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Hon'ble PM Shri @narendramodi ji in fulfilling the vision of creating: - a strong India, - a secure India, - a prosperous India- a #NewIndia. — Biplab Kumar Deb (@BjpBiplab) March 16, 2019
  14. After weeks of teasers, Tesla has finally shown the public its new Model Y crossover vehicle at the Tesla Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. The vehicle is based on the core design of the Model 3 sedan, but with a larger body, and a third row, for seating for up to 7 people. It's technically a crossover that has a tall body sitting on a basic car platform. Elon Musk had previously confirmed that Tesla's baby SUV will share up to 75 percent of its components with the recently-launched Model 3 saloon, including the platform. © Tesla “It has the functionality of an SUV, but it will ride like a sports car,” Musk said. “So this thing will be really tight on corners,” Tesla says it has a drag coefficient of 0.23, making it more streamlined than a Toyota Prius. This, in turn, helps in increasing efficiency. Musk devoted only five minutes of his 34-minute presentation to the new SUV. He spent the rest of the time recounting Tesla's rise and recent history. © Twitter / @sokane1 Most of the Model Y's interior is lifted from Model 3. Features include a minimalist dashboard devoid of physical buttons, a panoramic glass roof, a wireless smartphone charger, and an enormous 15-inch centre-mounted infotainment screen. The popular "Falcon Wing" doors of the Model X have been skipped though, our guess is to keep costs low. The base Model Y ("Standard Range") starts at US$ 39,000 (Rs 26,95,000), accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds, and can travel 230 miles (370 km) on a single charge. It will be the last version available, starting deliveries in spring 2021. © Tesla The Long Range model starts at US$ 47,000 (Rs 32,48,000) and can go up to 300 miles (482 km) on a single charge. The Dual Motor AWD variant will cost US$ 51,000 (Rs 35,24,000) and travel 280 miles (450 km). Lastly, the Performance option starts at US$ 60,000 (Rs 41,46,000) and can go from zero to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds with a range of 280 miles (450 km). Delivery of the three shall start from the fall of 2020. © Tesla Customers increasingly want taller vehicles that are easier to get in and out of and offer flexible storage. The Model Y gets a panoramic sunroof, 66 cubic feet of storage space and a third row for seating up to seven passengers. Musk also expects the car to get a 5-star crash rating and high safety marks, making it the safest mid-sized SUV till date. According to Tesla, the Model Y is compatible with the company's current Supercharger network of more than 12,000 Superchargers in 36 countries, as well as our new V3 Superchargers which can charge at rates up to 1,000 miles per hour.
  15. Virat Kohli and the Men in Blue just faced one of the most frustrating series defeat in recent history as after leading the Aussies two games to none, they lost the five-match series 2-3. Preceding the ODI series, Team India was also swept clean in the two-match T20I series as both the batting and bowling lineups of the team spiralled out of control in the first and second game respectively. The last three games India played against Aaron Finch's side (and lost) were a testament to how weak the Indian batting order is, while a whole lot of misfields, dropped catches and miscalculated delivery lengths also aided the Aussies in displaying great batting prowess. AUSTRALIA WIN THE SERIES! History made as Australia seal a 3-2 ODI series victory over India with a 35-run win in Delhi SCORES: https://t.co/aCzUs03Z2A pic.twitter.com/22Q0BLrDb2 — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) March 13, 2019 While players like Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan have been hugely criticised for the lack of form and the inability to do their jobs well, head coach Ravi Shastri seems to be unscathed of criticism. The former Indian cricketer's annual salary of a whopping Rs. 8 crores (approximately) has earned him the record to be the world's highest paid cricket coach ever. The question now arises is whether Shastri has done enough as the head coach of the Indian cricket team since acquiring the position almost 2 years ago, to justify the bizarre income? In what was considered to the biggest ego clash in the history of Indian cricket, Anil Kumble resigned from his position after Virat Kohli allegedly showed signs of displeasure towards Kumble's 'style' of runnings things in the dressing room. The position was then handed over to Shastri with a salary package of the aforementioned amount which happened to be nearly Rs. 1.5 crore more than what Kumble used to draw annually. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/eF5qVzdBRj — Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) June 20, 2017 Back in the day, Kumble enjoyed a lot of success and was well respected as the coach of the Indian roster. In his resignation letter, he very rightly mentioned: “Professionalism, discipline, commitment, honesty, complementary skills and diverse views are the key traits I bring to the table.” On the contrary, Shastri has not enjoyed the same level of respect, not from the fans at least. In 2018, he was also deemed to be Virat Kohli's 'Yes Man', who used to agree to whatever the captain wished for. These allegations were obviously dismissed by King Kohli himself. Virat kohli pick him ok, shastri is just a yes man of kohli — Manish Saini (@ErManishSaini7) January 2, 2019 In a press conference ahead of India's three-month-long tour of Australia and New Zealand, he said: “it is the most bizarre thing that I have heard. I don't think there is anyone who has said no to me more than him in Indian cricket, honestly. Because he is the one guy I can speak to and get an honest opinion and he will tell me something that doesn't need to be done that doesn't need to be done.” Kohli credited Shastri of significantly improving performance of the middle and lower order of the batting lineup. He also emphasised that the team has shown better consistency and greater focus while the individuals feeling the need to take up more and more responsibility. You don't have to be a dedicated fan of Indian cricket to see the irony in that. Roughly in the last 4-5 series, the middle order has been the biggest disappointment and the weakest part of Team India's overall performance. Be it Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni or Kedar Jadhav, all have failed to hold the fort for the roster in more than one match. Consistency went out of the park when India lost the T20I series. Winning the first two and the losing the other three consecutively, surely doesn't look like the prime example of consistency. Coming back to the point, what exactly has the head coach of the Indian cricket team done to earn such a huge pay cheque every year, we still don't know.
  16. At a time when kids around us are losing their touch with innocence and almost constantly fighting a losing battle to seize the good ol' times of undiluted childishness that we attached to young kids, all thanks to the skewed influences brought in by the idiot box and social media, there has emerged a “woke” and “humane” young mind which has sent netizens into a frenzy. A Twitter user recently shared a photo of a math answer sheet that belongs to a class 7 student, and the student and his answer have since gone viral on social media for the “humane” and hatke approach to the math problem. It is a Maths question. But look at the last line. This student is thinking beyond arithmetic. Teacher who shared this with me; her joy is unbound ð#education #criticalthinking #reasoning pic.twitter.com/q1kUAUK4Xr — Rajagopal (@rajagopalcv) March 12, 2019 Though the student's identity and school are not known, the student's awareness and empathy are being lauded by one and all on social media. As can be seen in the shared picture of the answer sheet, the question gives the amount a woman earns over a span of 15 months, which comes to Rs. 18,000. On further inspection, it can be seen that the student has also calculated the woman's earnings in a month, seven months, as well as the amount of time it would take her to earn Rs. 30,000. © Thinkstock/Getty Images We presume that the calculations and the conclusive answer were correct, but that isn't what has won a million hearts online. The student's end remark is what that did it! The kid has concluded his answer with a remark that reads “This woman worker is underpaid”, and it is this awareness, empathy and sensitivity of the class 7 student that the netizens are lauding, and rightly so. © Thinkstock/Getty Images It is good to see that young minds are still thinking loud and clear, despite all the external noise that is constantly trying to distract them. The student has not only made his/her teacher and parents proud but has also given us a sense of hope for our future as an empathetic and caring society. This is exactly why continuous evaluation can be the only fair way of evaluating children and not giant public tests. — Shreya Roy Chowdhury (@ShreyaR_C) March 12, 2019 Love this humane student — Sangeetha Vasudevan (@imoneypenny) March 12, 2019 Student with not just a brain but an Outlook of the world too. You earned my respect buddy ðððð — Sushma Shaw (@SushmaShaw8) March 13, 2019 Hope we have more such sensitive students who learn to link science(and knowledge) with humanity. Thanks for sharing this. — Roshan (@RoshanReach) March 13, 2019 Parents and the teacher can be proud of this kid. One great upbringing.. — Raj (@Inspector_raj) March 12, 2019 That is called VALUE BASED EDUCATION. — ASHVINI KULKARNI (@ashsunanda) March 14, 2019
  17. After serving a one-year ban in lieu to the infamous 2018 ball-tampering scandal, David Warner is geared up to make up for the lost time on the cricket field as he prepares himself to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). While the upcoming edition of the IPL gets rolling from 23rd March, Warner and his 'Orange Army' will be seen in action on 24th March when they travel to the hallowed Eden Gardens to take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their opening match. On the other hand, the Hyderabad fans will also get to root for their team when they lock horns with Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in their first home game on 29th March. And, amid all the buzz, Warner has come up with a special message for Hyderabad fans. .@davidwarner31 is back and he has a special message for you. Presenting the #500ForYou offer for our first home game #SRHvRR! This one's for you #OrangeArmy 𧡠pic.twitter.com/qePCDW5jbf — SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) March 11, 2019 Taking to Twitter, the Hyderabad franchise shared a brief video where the Australian cricketer was seen calling out their fans to rally behind his team in the latest season of India's cash-rich T20 league. "Hi everyone, this is David Warner, I've a special message for all the Orange Army fans thank you for showing us all the love and support for all these years. Now it's our time to give back to our loyal fans," he said in the video. But, that wasn't all. Warner also revealed that as many as 25,000 seats (for their first home game) have been made available for Hyderabad fans at just Rs 500. © Twitter/@SunRisers The 32-year-old star batsman had led the Hyderabad-based franchise to their maiden IPL title in 2016 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the summit clash. However, his absence last season saw Kane Williamson taking over the reins as captain. Hyderabad was on the verge of claiming their second IPL title after securing their berth in the final. But, a returning Chennai Super Kings brigade broke their hearts following an eight-wicket triumph that saw them claiming their third IPL title. Going into the twelfth edition, the availability of Warner will play a key role in Hyderabad's title challenge this year.
  18. Huawei debuted the Watch GT back in October last year alongside its Mate 20 series of smartphones. The company took its time, but the watch has finally been launched in India today. The new Huawei Watch GT Sports edition is priced at Rs 15,990 and the Classic edition is priced at 16,990. It'll be available for purchase via Amazon India starting March 19. The Huawei Watch GT sports a 1.39-inch OLED touch screen with a resolution of 454x454 pixels. The watch has a 46.5mm round dial and it has a stainless-steel body, available in black or metal finishes. It also comes with interchangeable straps and is also water resistant up to 50 meters. © YouTube Moving on to the software, the Watch GT runs on Huawei's proprietary software called LightOS. Only time will tell if it's better than Google's WearOS, but Huawei says the watch can deliver up to 2 weeks of battery life. Yes, Huawei says that you can go up to 2 weeks on a single charge, and should take you roughly about 2 hours to top up the battery. Huawei has also packed the watch with some fitness-centric features such as constant heart-rate monitoring, sleep-tracking and more. The Watch GT has GPS, and it will take advantage of technologies like TruSeen 3.0 heart rate monitoring and TruSleep 2.0 to give you accurate measurements. In addition to the fitness-focused features, you obviously get the basic smartwatch features like the ability to check notifications of messages, calls, reminders, and alarms. The Huawei Watch GT also comes with an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, ambient light sensor, and more. © Huawei The Watch GT supports Bluetooth v4.2 and NFC, however, it lacks the Wi-Fi support. It packs 16MB RAM and 128MB ROM, and it's compatible with smartphones running Android 4.4 or later or iOS 9.0 or later. You can pick up the Huawei Watch GT with either a leather or a silicone strap in a bunch of different colours.
  19. After taking a crucial 2-0 lead in the five-match series, the Indian cricket team's marauding run came to a halt as Australia romped their way to a 32-run triumph in the 3rd One-Day International (ODI) at the JSCA international stadium in Ranchi. For a team that is considered one of the strongest batting units in international cricket, Indian batsmen, barring Virat Kohli, failed to negate the Aussies in the third match of the series. But, on 10th March, the batting woes that had given India a reality check in Ranchi were nowhere to be found as the hosts romped their way to a mammoth 358-run total in the 4th ODI at the Punjab Cricket Association stadium in Mohali. Opting to bat first, India were given a sensational start by Shikhar Dhawan (143) and Rohit Sharma (95) who hammered the opposition bowlers all around the park during their 193-run opening partnership. If the openers got India to a flyer, the pivotal cameos by Rishabh Pant (36) and Vijay Shankar (26) ensured their side didn't lose momentum later in the game. Twitter/@BCCI While there was no shortage of star performers during India's innings, there was one man who stole the limelight from the rest. Arguably one of the best death-overs bowlers in limited-overs cricket, Jasprit Bumrah is known for his bowling prowess and ability to get the better of some of the best batsmen in business. But, when he came out to face Pat Cummins for the final delivery of India's innings, neither a cricket pundit, nor any fan would have anticipated what Bumrah had in store for them. Virat Kohli after seeing Bumrah hit six #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/ZOFZnMrICr — Ananth (@Imanantht) March 10, 2019 Cummins had just notched up his five-for after dismissing Yuzvendra Chahal a ball earlier and probably fancied his chances of claiming a sixth scalp in the match. But, it wasn't meant to be as Bumrah smashed the length delivery over midwicket for a towering six. And, while Bumrah's hit was quite surprising, the reactions were pretty obvious. That moment when @Jaspritbumrah93 hits the last ball for a maximum ðð#INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/e6iOHorg8N — BCCI (@BCCI) March 10, 2019 First six for Jasprit Bumrah for India! Bumrah's 4th in List A games and third in T20s. And look at that reaction! #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/FxwDTiP8Nx — Subhayan Chakraborty (@SubhayanTweets) March 10, 2019 Bumrah's meaty blow had Cummins in disbelief, Kohli jumping in excitement and the Mohali crowd on their feet. Walking off with a wide grin, Bumrah was mighty pleased with his six which powered India to 358-run total in the end. It was the first six for Bumrah in international cricket. He now has seven sixes to his name, four in List A games and three in T20s. That last six from Bumrah had everyone in splits. Even on an excellent batting surface, 358 is a formidable score. — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 10, 2019 That last six from Bumrah had everyone in splits. Even on an excellent batting surface, 358 is a formidable score. — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 10, 2019 This is beyond scienceðð — Rajan (@Rajan_hotSpur) March 10, 2019 Bumrah fans right nowðððð #INDvAUS pic.twitter.com/n5pyt5j0hR — RocKy Edward..ðð®ð³ð (@imRockylahariya) March 10, 2019 Moments line these is what a cricket fan lives for #INDvAUS #bumrah & #kohli you are the gold of Indian team ð®ð³ð®ð³ — Say What ââ (@onlinetrollssuk) March 10, 2019 Strike rate of 600! Record breaking inning by Bumrahðð — Manav Dave (@Manav_Dave_24) March 10, 2019 Bumrah is the best during death oversð — Ranjit Singh (@ranjit_singh11) March 10, 2019 This is simply priceless for me — Ravi Malamanti (@malamantiravi) March 10, 2019
  20. The internet was originally made to just share cat pictures and memes, true story, so it's obvious that any cat can outshine anyone and anything. That's exactly what happened in 'Captain Marvel' as well. Yes, Brie Larson was great as the most powerful superhero in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe but people thought that there was another hero in the movie that even Captain Marvel couldn't match up to - Goose the cat! Yep, the adorable little kitty not only distracted Nick Fury as we saw in the trailers but us as well when we watched the movie. The number of people just talking about Goose after watching the movie is insane, I don't think anyone is even talking about Brie Larson that much. Sorry Brie, you're awesome but even you can't compete with a cat. Spoiler ahead, just FYI. Ever since Goose came on-screen, it was just an unassuming cat who ended up going to space with Nick Fury and Carol Danvers. But, then the tentacles came out. Yes, Goose was an alien, more specifically a Flerken that has tentacles that can swallow several people whole and save Nick Fury's life. So, this is what people were talking about when they said Goose is a scene-stealer. confirmed. goose will defeat thanos. pic.twitter.com/DZPAAfmYb5 — captain* (@iamgeekingout) March 10, 2019 Yes! talos when people kept saying goose was a simple cat #CaptainMarvel pic.twitter.com/ASKf4U0cS4 — marilia (@brieourguest) March 9, 2019 Accurate. nick fury with avengers vs nick fury with carol and goose pic.twitter.com/nr5PRwBP83 — carol (@lizzieolses) March 10, 2019 I would vote for him. Goose the Flerken Cat 2020. Stole so many scenes in #CaptainMarvel. pic.twitter.com/UU6A0xNb1V — Adam Best (@adamcbest) March 9, 2019 They sure did. I just got back from watching #CaptainMarvel and no spoilers but needless to say I really enjoyed the film! Oh, and by the way, Ben Mendelsohn as Talos and Reggie as Goose “the Cat” freaking stole the show! Kudos to them and all the excitement that is to come in Avengers Endgame! pic.twitter.com/PE1XoPWwfp — ç¹å¥ãªåè12 (@SpecialForm12) March 8, 2019 Same. i saw captain marvel last night and i just wanna say that i would die for goose pic.twitter.com/HpQeRvAOvk — Maxx Danziger ⧠(@MaxxSIO) March 8, 2019 We need it, Marvel! Captain Marvel/Mar-Vell was super meh. Pero like, Goose the cat was super cute tho! Can't wait for his solo movie — EGO (@SupereeeGO) March 9, 2019 Exactly. you trusted a cat named Goose#captainmarvel pic.twitter.com/caLnmiIIO1 — LACi Alfonzoâ¤ð» (@LACiAlfonzo) March 8, 2019 Couldn't agree more. #CaptainMarvel the best character of the movie pic.twitter.com/fe6YeZHa51 — GOOSE (@GOOSEcatfood) March 8, 2019 The hero we need! Goose the cat is my hero. #CaptainMarvel — Tia Nicole Turman ð(@UnicornMetroid) March 9, 2019
  21. When the Nirav Modi scam made headline, the entire nation was shocked and surprised. The man behind a big diamond empire eloped the country right before the scam hit the papers and the government couldn't get him back to the homeland to punish him. However, people who flock from India have a way of finding a life beyond the border here. After Vijay Mallya was traced in UK, Nirav Modi was spotted chilling in London near his 8 million pounds apartment (roughly 72 Crore) by a reporter from Telegraph and his video has gone viral on social media. Exclusive: Telegraph journalists tracked down Nirav Modi, the billionaire diamond tycoon who is a suspect for the biggest banking fraud in India's historyhttps://t.co/PpsjGeFEsy pic.twitter.com/v3dN5NotzQ — The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 8, 2019 The reporter persisted with a few question to Modi about the money he owed and how long he intended to stay in England. Nirav Modi's standard reply to every question was 'no comment'. He smiled and politely faded away in the crown as if he's a star being hounded for pictures. The report also claimed that Modi was wearing a jacket made from Ostrich hide which roughly costs around 9 lakh rupees, so clearly he's not as distraught as one might imagine him to be! Also, as per the report, he has resumed his business under a new name and is living a decent life.Nirav Modi was accused of committing one of the biggest frauds in the history of India and he owes PNB a sum of over 13,600 crores already. His uncle, Mehul Choksi who was also accused in the same case is already residing in Antigua and Barbada.
  22. Steam is home to a lot of popular games as we know them. Thousands of games are added to Steam's library every year, but as always, a few titles are more popular than the others. 'PUBG' is definitely on the top when it comes to popularity as it took the gaming industry by storm when it arrived. 'PUBG' dominated Steam's player count chart for a long time by surpassing the likes of 'DOTA 2', 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive', and more. But is 'PUBG' still the most popular title on steam? Not really. It's 'DOTA 2' that is currently dominating the charts. A cool new data visualization, which shows the top Steam games by player count since 2015, says that DOTA 2 hasn't lost its appeal to the fleet of Battle Royale making its way to the library. © OpenAI The animated chart, which was posted to Reddit by “TheKarmaFiend”, shows the lasting appeal of 'DOTA 2' over the years. The animation's timeline begins on January 1, 2015, and ends on December 31, 2018. DOTA 2 retained its top spot for most of the time before PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds took over by August 2017. © PUBG PUBG's arrival pushed 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' to the third spot until which it was locking-horns with 'DOTA 2' for the top spot. If you look closely, some other titles like 'Team Fortress 2', 'GTA V' and 'Warframe' also remained popular throughout the timeline. Sadly, the titles like 'No Man's Sky', 'XCOM 2', etc. couldn't manage to hold their position in the chart for a long time. You would literally miss them with a blink of an eye. Interestingly, 'DOTA 2' player numbers have started increasing towards the end of 2018. In fact, currently the MOBA title is back in the number one spot with close to 1 million players peak today. 'PUBG' is right next to it with close to 800,000 players peak, whereas 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' is on the third spot. Source: Reddit
  23. 'Apex Legends' has been on the news ever since its surprise launch in February. Thanks to its explosive launch, it took 'Apex Legends' just eight hours to attract 1 million unique players, and just 24 hours to reach 2.5 million players. And now, in just a week, that number hit 25 million, and now the game's developer Respawn Entertainment has confirmed that Apex Legends' player count total has crossed 50 million players. © Apex Legends - Electronic Arts A 50 million player count is just insane, considering the fact that the game was launched not too long ago. In fact, 'Apex Legends' was launched just four weeks ago, and it's growing at a much quicker pace than, say, 'Fortnite Battle Royale'. To put things into perspective, it took 'Fortnite Battle Royale' several months to hit the 45 million mark. Of course, 'Fortnite Battle Royale' was one of the pioneers of the Battle Royale genre, so it's not fair to compare something like Apex Legends, which in comparison, had enough time to polish the game and get almost everything right. However, there's no denying that 'Apex Legends' is onto something here, and the numbers are only going to grow from here. © Apex Legends-Respawn Entertainment That being said, let's not forget that 'Fortnite' is still one of the most successful Battle Royale titles of all time. Epic games just launched the 8th season, complete with new maps locations, skins and more. It's hard not to acknowledge the fact that millions of players are still enjoying 'Fortnite', and it remains to be seen if 'Apex Legends' will manage to amass the same level of popularity.
  24. Spotify was launched in India barely six days ago and the music streaming app has already managed to make a small dent in the Indian music streaming space. Even though Spotify is in the middle of a legal battle with Warner Music, the company still managed to get a million users in less than a week. A representative from Spotify confirmed with The Verge about the streaming service's rapid success. © Spotify Spotify offers free music stream with ads and also offers a premium membership which is priced at Rs 129, its Rs 389 for 3 months, Rs 719 for 6 months and Rs 1189 for a year. The premium membership removes advertisements and enables users to skip songs without any limits. Even though Spotify has some missing content due to a legal battle, the streaming company is focusing on adding regional content which includes music from Bollywood. Other regional music includes content in languages such as Punjabi, Tamil and Telugu. © Reuters According to research firms Deloitte and IMI, India has about 150 million subscribers for music streaming services and is only set to grow in the near future. Many streaming services are bundled with mobile plans such as Airtel's Wink, Free Amazon Prime memberships and others. Spotify's entry into India has been late and will face tough competition from other services such as Apple Music, Google Pay, Gaana, JioSaavn and Amazon Prime. In order to undercut the competition, Spotify offers a free plan which lets everyone stream for free. However, the free plan limits carry advertisements just like how you would find it on YouTube. © Reuters Spotify is currently available on iOS and Android platforms, Windows 10 PCs, Android TV, Microsoft Xbox, Sony PlayStation, and macOS. Spotify also works with Google Home and Sonos natively, which is an added bonus for smart speaker owners. If you have Android Car or Apple CarPlay installed in your automobiles, Spotify also works natively on both auto platforms. At this time, Spotify will be available as apps for your smartphone and tablet (free download for Android and iOS), Windows 10 PCs, macOS computing devices, Android TV, Sony PlayStation, Microsoft Xbox and also available via the web browser. Spotify is also compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in-car infotainment platforms. Source: The Verge
  25. In a prime example of why and how politics adversely affects sports, the Pakistan blind cricket team found themselves stranded in Sri Lanka after they swept the ODI series clean (3-0) on their tour to the island nation. Blind Cricket Series: #Pakistan beat #SriLanka by 8 wicketshttps://t.co/4rclv6qZDa ððð — Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) February 21, 2019 Due to the ongoing political and military tension between India and Pakistan, the Sri Lankan Airlines cancelled all flights going to the city of Lahore. As a result, the blind cricketers of the country are unable to go back home and are involuntarily bearing added expenditure due to the extended stay. “They have been forced to stay longer and also have to pay additional expenditure,” Chaminda Pushpakumara, the manager of the blind cricket team said. Even though the Pakistan Blind Cricket Council has requested the Sri Lankan government for assistance, the financial toll of the athletes, who earn a fraction of what the visually-able cricketers make, has been immense. As admitted by Pushpakumara himself, the visiting athletes had already paid for their flight tickets to Sri Lanka. On the other hand, the escalating border tensions have also led to the Pakistani government shutting down their entire airspace and cancelling all domestic and international flights, as a result of which players are finding it extremely difficult to travel to different cities for the Pakistan Super League (PSL). Every PSL match that was scheduled to take place in Lahore too, has been moved to Karachi. This is why even the notion of war is always a bad idea. While the militaries are at each other's throats, it is the common and the unprivileged people who lose their lives or livelihood and are branded under “collateral damage”. If the people halted in Sri Lanka belonged to the country's national team, it still would not have been that concerning keeping in mind the fact that they are well paid and can afford additional expenditures, but our hearts go out to the these athletes who have been stranded on their own in a foreign land, without any information of what is going on in their nation where they have family.
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