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  1. Gali Janardhan Reddy (GJR) a.k.a. 'Bellary King' has made headlines all over again. The mining baron who is based out of Karnataka and an erstwhile politician, seems to be controversy's favourite child, and this time too he has managed to live up to this title. The man's net worth is hundreds of crores and the last time he was trending all over social media was in 2016, when it was reported that GJR had spent a whopping amount of Rupees 500 crores on his daughter Brahmini's wedding. With star celebrity performers, international dancers and just the wedding attire worth 70 crores, GJR caught a lot of people's attention that year. © Twitter Now with the mining czar's arrest by the Central Crime Branch police on Sunday, in connection to a 600 crore Ambidant Marketing Ponzi scam, he has come under the spotlight yet again. While the details related to the scam are not what we are interested in right now, we sure can tell you about how GJR, who was once a police constable's son, went on to become India's richest mining mogul. The Beginning When GJR started out in 1989, he set up a finance company at the age of 21 and named it Ennoble India Savings & Investment Company Limited. It had 125 branches and had a turnover of 350 crores. However, it collapsed with unpaid debts of Rs 200 crore. In 2001, he took over the mining company OMPC. With significant rise in iron-ore demands in 2003, GJR's business skyrocketed and there was no looking back. © BCCL The 'Gold' Rush When the CBI raided the three-storey Reddy mansion in 2011, it was reported that the mansion featured an office, an indoor swimming pool facing a 70 mm screen, a massage parlour, a bar, and even a bomb shelter. Additionally, it came with a three-tier security cover and CCTV surveillance up to half a km on all sides. Gold plated bowls, plates, spoons, cups, pots and much more worth, 20.87 lacs were also recovered. Bags with cash worth 3 crores were also found on the premises. But wait till you hear about the material gold that was found at his place in the form of jewellery. The house came close to being a gold mine with the recovery of 45 necklaces, 610 gold bangles (35 of which were diamond encrusted), 300 pairs of earrings (75 with diamonds), 1,200 gold rings (100 with diamonds), several bracelets, antique and platinum jewellery, from GJR's home. © AP The 'King Of Thrones' Besides all the gold rush we just mentioned, it was also reported that a 15 kg, golden throne with his initials monogrammed in diamonds was also found in his home. Worth over Rs 2.2 crore, it was believed that Reddy got himself 'crowned' on the throne, in a secret ceremony in Hampi. Need For Speed - Royal Edition GJR's fleet of cars included a Rolls Royce, Range Rover, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, an Audi, BMW and over a dozen Scorpios and Boleros, as well as a custom-made bus. He also owned a Bell helicopter named Rukmini. Gold-Laden Outfits It is also said that each of Reddy's shirts was worth at least a lakh, since they were interwoven with gold threads. A jewel encrusted belt that he wore was priced at 13 lakhs and carried a gold-plated cell phone. © Wikipedia Golden Lord, Literally GJR's mansion housed a one foot long idol of Lord Venkateshwara made out of solid gold besides six others, and the combined worth of them all was equal to 2.3 crores. What's more, their in-house temple also had a gold bell that weighs 1 kg! It's also a known fact that Reddy donated a throne similar to his personal one to Tirupathi temple which was worth a whopping 43 crores. Tryst With Politics Reddy is a known face in Karnataka politics and even worked as Bellary's BJP President. Later on, he was elected as a Member of Legislative Council in 2006 and also became a Cabinet Minister for Tourism and Infrastructure in B. S. Yeddyurappa Cabinet. "We went into his shackles even before the BJP government was formed in Karnataka. He had clout with our national leadership, with Sushma and Nitin Gadkari openly endorsing him. Our then Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa was helpless in his hands," a senior Karnataka minister was quoted by India Today. © AP Imprisonment The mogul has been in and out of prison over the years. In 2011 he was arrested by CBI for his involvement in illegal mining of iron ore in Bellary. The arrest came after Lokayukta Santosh Hegde's report. After scrutiny and investigations, Reddy and his brother-in-law, B.V. Srinivas Reddy were taken into judicial custody and sent to Chanchalguda Jail. GJR was granted bail by the Supreme Court in January 2015, but the man was arrested again by the Central Crime Branch police in relation to a 600 crore Ambidant Marketing Ponzi scam. Life seems to have come full circle for the mining mogul, but his personal assets continue to knock the breath out of us.
  2. People visit temples, mosques and churches to offer their prayers to god, but in a certain mosque in Hyderabad, people will now go to get medical treatment for free. In a laudable move, Masjid-e-Ishaq, a mosque located near Hyderabad's NS Kunta will facilitate as a community health center and serve nearly 1.5 lakh people, most of whom are poor. © BCCL This health center was formed earlier this month, by the mosque committee in collaboration with a city-based NGO Helping Hand Foundation (HHF). According to The Times Of India, the health center will serve as a referral link for health services for everyone irrespective of their religion. "The community health centre at the mosque will serve as a referral link to about 30 state-run hospitals providing primary to tertiary health care (sic)," said HHF managing trustee Mujtaba Hasan Askari. He further said that since there is very low attendance at government hospitals from slums, the mosque will work towards increasing footfall of economically backward sections in state hospitals. He said, "It will assure patients of prompt, ethical and free treatment with a network of 100 volunteers." © Pexels Reportedly, the centre will also provide primary healthcare including free diagnostics, vitals, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, wound management, maternal care and physiotherapy. The Khatib of Masjid-e-Ishaq, Maulana Faiq Khan, said that the mosque will also hold health education programmes for pregnant women and provide nutrition kits to the ones who are malnourished, ensure 100% vaccination for children in the area, and conduct periodic screening for both lifestyle diseases like diabetes, hypertension, cancer, kidney diseases, and infectious diseases like dengue and tuberculosis. © BCCL Apart from NS Kunta, people living in areas like Achireddy Nagar, Vatapally, Chasma, Mustafanagar, Pahadi Guntal Shah Baba, Tekri Biryani Shah, Teegal Kunta, Jahanuma, Tadbun and Fatimangar too will benefit from the health centre. This is truly a commendable gesture and we salute Masjid-e-Ishaq committee and the Helping Hand Foundation, for come up with such great initiative. Source: The Times Of India
  3. With less than a month to go for PeeCee and jamai raja Nick Jonas' wedding, the virtual space is buzzing with latest updates (and speculations) involving the nitty-gritty of their wedding. While the world is more than aware of all that's been keeping Priyanka busy over the last few weeks, not much is known about what her soon-to-be-husband is up to with the wedding approaching quickly. View this post on Instagram Bae â¤ï¸@nickjonas A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Oct 23, 2018 at 7:29pm PDT Online news portal USA Today recently caught up with Nick Jonas and during the interaction, when Jonas was asked about his equation with fiancee Priyanka, he ended up giving the best, and most relatable relationship advice to all the men around the world. Talking about Priyanka, he said, “You have to be honest with your other half. That's where the beauty of a real relationship is, being able to be your authentic self. I have that in my life now.” He further stated, “It's really about trying to keep as much time as you can for yourselves. Not letting the outside world penetrate the world that you create for each other, or the world with your family and friends and your inner circle.” View this post on Instagram Happy birthday baby. ðâ¤ï¸@nickjonas A post shared by Priyanka Chopra (@priyankachopra) on Sep 16, 2018 at 4:53pm PDT We feel this is as plain and honest as it gets. While still keeping it simple, Jonas very clearly gave away the secret of his relationship, that seems to be doing wonders for the couple. In earlier interviews too, Nick has often been heard declaring how the two bonded over their love for faith and family. Seems like things are firm between the two on a much deeper level, given that showbiz forces people to keep up with a facade constantly. However, if Nick feels that he has finally found the person he can really open up to, and be his real self with, we believe nothing else could confirm a stronger bond.
  4. Samsung showed off a brand new concept phone that has a foldable screen and closes just like a book. Samsung plans to shake up the smartphone business with a new smartphone in an already saturated market. Samsung hosted a conference for software developers in San Francisco and the company showed off the Infinity Flex Display. The company also showed off a new software that would run on the smartphone/tablet. © YouTube Samsung did not detail whether the smartphone will go on sale anytime soon or how much it will cost. Samsung only showed off the display of the smartphone and didn't give a clear look at the body of the smartphone. Having said that, the smartphone looks like a normal smartphone when folded and opens up like a book to transform into a 7.3-inch display. It will be the largest smartphone screen ever released and is big enough to run three apps side by side. According to Samsung, the screen can be folded thousands of time and the company is also looking into a screen that rolls and stretches. When folded, the display will be 4.85-inches in size and have an aspect ratio of 21:9 and resolution of 840x1,960 pixels. As a tablet, the 7.3-inch Main Display will have a 4.2:3 aspect ratio with 1,536x2,152 pixel resolution. When unfolded the Cover Display automatically turns off. © YouTube Samsung will be releasing a simulator for developers to develop and test apps for the upcoming smartphone. The South-Korean giant is working with Google and Android to deliver a software experience that will power the smartphone.
  5. The world experienced a new high in the world of entertainment with the release of 'Bahubali: The Beginning' in 2015. The response had been so major that people thronged to the theatres for weeks, and the discussions continued until even later. Such was the enthusiasm and curiosity, that people couldn't stop themselves from asking, “Kattappa ne Bahubali ko kyun maara”, which soon became a trending hashtag across multiple social media platforms. © Arka Media Works When the sequel to the first movie installment 'Bahubali 2: The Conclusion' hit the screens in 2017, fans (and fanatics) lined up outside the movie theatres in huge numbers. The duology turned out to be one of the greatest pieces of motion picture entertainment ever produced, all around the world. Netflix India is all set to bring out its own adaptation of Anand Neelakantan's 2017 novel 'The Rise of Sivagami', and the Netflix Original web series shall be called 'Bahubali: Before The Beginning'. © Arka Media Works Finally, the star-cast for the series has been announced by Netflix and here's what we know. Mrunal Thakur shall play Sivagami and Rahul Bose will take up the role of Skandadasa in the series. © Twitter Apart from them other prominent actors from film and TV industry will also be seen in the series such as Atul Kulkarni, Vaquar Shaikh, Jameel Khan, Siddharth Arora and Anup Soni. © Twitter The first season of the series shall consist of nine episodes, and would act as a prequel to 'Bahubali: The Beginning'. The plot will follow Sivagami's rise to power in the Mahishmati kingdom. We eagerly await more information on the series!
  6. I don't know why, but a lot of people love seeing the pictures of how their favourite celebrities' houses look like from the inside. Maybe it just gives them the feeling of being more 'personal' with their beloved stars. Regardless, it's actually great to see how celebrities are living tbh. That is why Sidharth Malhotra gave everyone a virtual tour of his house, designed by none other than Gauri Khan. Wow, what a crossover, never expected it. Thank u for the lovely virtual tour Sid... the house is looking great in the video! #GauriKhanDesigns @S1dharthM pic.twitter.com/smd02KPbxj — Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) November 5, 2018 It's a pretty cool house, not gonna lie, but there's a very important part of the video that needs to be noted. Did you see that really cool hammock towards the end? Yep, this one. It looks really nice there, right? Yep, but there's one person who doesn't like it one bit. That hammock in the video is mine!!! U guys stole it!!by the way house looks lovely..but the hammock..damn! https://t.co/51H1gJ9HDq — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 5, 2018 Oh no, don't steal SRK's hammock, people! Seriously though, just banter between celebrities on Twitter is such a nice thing to see. Sid, in turn, was also quick to reply with an invitation and a pun. Hey Great taste @iamsrk ð“swing” by Anytime ! thanks https://t.co/eDmfpnwcL5 — Sidharth Malhotra (@S1dharthM) November 6, 2018 Side note – his new bachelor pad is pretty cool, who wouldn't want a house like that? An inside look into Sid's house... Simple and stylish. Feels warm and inviting. Even without all the little things usually seen in family homes. It's distinctive masculine look is what is most appealing. #GauriKhanDesigns @S1dharthM pic.twitter.com/a5Pk4hBPAh — Gauri Khan (@gaurikhan) November 6, 2018
  7. Bollywood's 'Baadshah', Shah Rukh Khan turned 53 yesterday, on November 2. And honestly, there couldn't have been a better day than his birthday to gift fans the trailer of his upcoming film 'Zero', which also stars Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma. FYI, it's not a 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan' sequel. For all those of you who missed out on the trailer because they were busy stalking SRK's birthday party photos on social media, here's the video. Aanand L Rai's 'Zero' is the story about a vertically challenged man named Bauua Singh, played by Shah Rukh Khan, who is looking for a wife and falls in love with two women - Anushka Sharma, who is a scientist suffering from cerebral palsy, and Katrina Kaif who plays an actress. View this post on Instagram Zindagi mein dukhi rahne ke hazaar kaaran hai, kush rahne ka sirf ek...ki jab koi pyaar se kahe ki 'hass do' to hass do! Meri kahaani ka sabse hasta chehra! @anushkasharma #ZeroPoster @iamsrk @katrinakaif A post shared by Aanand L Rai (@aanandlrai) on Oct 31, 2018 at 12:04pm PDT The film's name might be 'Zero' but it has given the internet an infinite amount of fodder for memes. As expected, Twitter leapt on this opportunity and left 'zero' stones, we mean no stone unturned to create some of the dankest memes of the year. View this post on Instagram Bas zameen se do inch upar hota hai chaand!!! Ye baat samajh bhi aayi to 4 feet 2 inch ke aadmi ko! :) @katrinakaif @iamsrk @anushkasharma #zeroposter A post shared by Aanand L Rai (@aanandlrai) on Oct 31, 2018 at 12:09pm PDT From 'Game Of Thrones' references, calling Anushka 'lady Stephen Hawking', to churning hilarious jokes from the dialogues; Twitter has proved that it has got 'Zero' chill and spares no one when it comes to making memes. First, it was 'Sui Dhaaga' and now 'Zero'. Is it just us or does Twitter really loves making memes on Anushka Sharma? Me going through the whole restaurant menu before ordering the same dish I always do#ZeroTrailer pic.twitter.com/ZEQurF0sKR — SwatKat- The dancing security guard ð (@swatic12) November 2, 2018 Match found. #zero pic.twitter.com/KsGQKBwdJK — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) November 2, 2018 #ZeroTrailer Tim Cook - Here's a more expensive iPhone with the same features as last year Apple Fans - pic.twitter.com/PDvS6jIQxu — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 2, 2018 Girl : I love him Friend : but he is from Lovely Professional University Girl : pic.twitter.com/bFxQFUi5cS — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) November 2, 2018 Pic1: Elder sister's outfit Pic2: Younger sister's outfit (Reuse of outfits by Indian families) pic.twitter.com/SeytN8s2Px — Kaabira. (@KaabiraSpeaking) November 2, 2018 GOT Spoiler? Wow! Game of Thrones final season looks amazing. Khaleesi is kissing Tyrion. #ZeroTrailer pic.twitter.com/ooJ0GDbIhn — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) November 2, 2018 in railway toilet when u run out of water..#Zero #ZeroTrailer pic.twitter.com/LjaFf5pvFx — Bonkers ð (@rahulkpopat) November 2, 2018 Single people to Jio after porn ban. #ZeroTrailer pic.twitter.com/3MHQfMnAqj — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 2, 2018 #Zero #ZeroTrailer When I see my friend hiding porn in study materials folder pic.twitter.com/9nEH6V9rQh — MRIGANKISM ð¥ (@mrigank_gupta_) November 2, 2018 Anushka is every medical aspirant looking at being a doctor. #Zero #ZeroTrailer pic.twitter.com/6XxZLNnoS7 — Purkinje (@lazy_mutant) November 2, 2018 You vs The girl he told you not to worry about#Zerotrailer #zero trailer pic.twitter.com/DkyDIZ4hCa — Varun à¤à¤¾à¤®à¤¦à¤¾à¤° (@KamdarVarun) November 2, 2018 Me, tasting 10 different sweets at Mithai shop before Diwali. #ZeroTrailer pic.twitter.com/ZpGn5XV6Hr — Bade Chote (@badechote) November 2, 2018 'Zero' is releasing on December 21 and we can't wait to see who exactly travels to space in the rocket that we see at the end of the trailer. Any guesses, though?
  8. You know it is the King Khan's birthday when he decides to drop the trailer of his next movie and treat all his fans. The much-awaited trailer of 'Zero' has finally dropped and it obviously has 'BLOCKBUSTER' written all over it because that is what SRK does every time. SRK plays a dwarf whose dream is to touch the sky. The trailer doesn't give out too many details except the fact that 'Baua' wants to chase the best things in life and believes that he is too big for this cage of life. Anushka Sharma looks great in her role as usual and goes the de-glam way again. © Red Chillies Katrina Kaif plays herself and is also probably the reason behind Baua's heart break. © Red Chillies The trailer ends with a rocket shooting up in the sky which leaves you intrigued wondering the connection it has with this complicated love triangle. The trio returns after a hiatus after they were last seen in 'Jab Tak Hai Jaan'. The movie releases on 21st December this year, so you already know when to book your tickets.
  9. With the month of November finally rolling in, we take a step closer to all the Bollywood buzz that awaits us this season. From weddings to new releases, tinseltown is all set to call in the year end in high spirits! The jolly vibes seem to have already kicked in for frenemies and Bollywood archrivals, Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan, and how. SRK's much anticipated release of the year 'Zero' is all set to hit the screens in the later half of December, and it seems that the makers recently held an exclusive trailer showcase for their industry friends before the official release on 2nd November. © Facebook As per latest updates, it appears that Aamir Khan had also been in attendance for the viewing. Starring two other Bollywood A-listers Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif, under the direction of Anand L. Rai, the trailer seems to have impressed “perfectionist” Khan thoroughly. Aamir took to Twitter to share his experience with the rest of the world, and was all praise for King Khan. He went on to declare that SRK has “outdone” himself in this movie. Here's exactly how he said it: Guys, I just saw the trailer of Zero. Just one word... OUTSTANDING!!! Congratulations @aanandlrai ! #Katrina is fantastic! @AnushkaSharma is unbelievable! @iamsrk, you have outdone yourself! Can't wait to to watch the film! Love. a. — Aamir Khan (@aamir_khan) November 1, 2018 A little while later SRK shared a picture of their meeting on Twitter, with a real neat caption. Hug from the Thug....!! Beat that! pic.twitter.com/4h0LD0qq1g — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 1, 2018 Seems like the “frenemies” are on the heavier side of being friends now, or at least they seemed to have found a cordial middle ground. We aren't complaining about that for sure. For the uninitiated, 'Zero' is said to be a tale about celebrating life. SRK plays the role of a vertically challenged man, and the possibilities of what SRK can make out of this character has left his fans highly intrigued. Earlier this morning Shah Rukh also shared the official posters of the film on his personal Twitter handle. Take a look at them: Isn't she the most beautiful!!! My friend with the loveliest heart...thanks for making Zero come true. pic.twitter.com/5dt4C6EptR — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 1, 2018 Here's the second one: Isn't she the warmest and kindest! My friend...Thanks for bringing Zero to life! pic.twitter.com/I0HKPiznAH — Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) November 1, 2018 Every SRK fan is looking forward to catch this movie on the silver screen, waiting to see what's in store.
  10. 'Red Dead Redemption 2' (RDR 2) had the largest opening weekend for any form of entertainment media in history. The brand new game by Rockstar was able to beat every movie, TV, book and video game opening in history as it managed to sell copies worth $725 million. © Rockstar It is the second highest grossing entertainment launch right behind Rockstar's other property “Grand Theft Auto 5”. The only reason why RDR2 falls behind GTA V is that the latter was released on a Tuesday giving it more time for sales. Time and time again video games have beaten other forms of entertainment media reasserting our opinion about games being bigger than movies. © Rockstar Rockstar Games has not detailed the exact number of copies sold for RDR 2; however, from sheer numbers we can assure it is more than 10 million units. RDR 2 was also the most pre-ordered game of all time on the PlayStation Network and also saw the largest launch sales ever on the platform. RDR 2 is expected to cross the $1billion mark pretty soon and be one of the biggest launches for games in 2018. We are currently under the process of our review of the game and will let you know our thoughts on the game shortly. For more news on RDR 2, stay tuned to MensXP Technology. Source: IGN
  11. Just a few days ago, we reported that the Department of Telecommunication (DoT) has asked Internet Service Providers (ISPs) across the country to ban a list of porn websites after a directive from the High Court of Uttarakhand came through. The list includes more than 800 websites, and Jio was the among the first ISPs to put the ban in action. People are scrambling to get their fair share of porn by accessing these blocked sites via a VPN (Virtual Private Network). But Pornhub has made it even easier, they've just created a mirror website on a new domain -- pornhub.net. Like I've previously said, the attempt to block porn is futile as the ISPs need to manually block a domain, and a general category of "porn" websites cannot be just blocked. In response to Pornhub getting censored and blocked in India, our fans there can now fully access the site at https://t.co/xWrwXOE5sX — Pornhub ARIA (@Pornhub) October 26, 2018 The current list has 827 domain or URLs, and the site operators will simply change the address or create numerous mirror sites. "In response to Pornhub getting censored and blocked in India, our fans there can now fully access the site at Pornhub.net," the company said on Twitter. "This is apparent by the fact that they only banned large sites like Pornhub's, and didn't block thousands of risky porn sites that may contain illegal content," VP Corey Price of Pornhub said in a statement. © Reuters The High Court decided to ban these websites after reports of a gangrape in Dehradun where the perpetrators were schoolchildren allegedly influenced by porn clips. Back in 2015, the DoT had directed ISPs to block more than 800 websites, including Pornhub that is legal in the US, for showing porn or face the risk of losing their licenses. But the last attempt never really materialized, obviously. So far not all internet service providers have blocked the popular porn websites with the same zeal. On many networks in India, Pornhub remains accessible. But it seems that Jio has been most thorough in applying the ban. © Google Trends It isn't a huge task for the authorities to add up the new domain as well in the ban list, but users still continue accessing these websites via a VPN. For those who aren't aware, a VPN encrypts the connection from your device to the server and acts as a middle person in the process. Hence, even if you are trying to access a website that is blocked in India, the VPN requests the data from another region like Singapore or the US and then transfers the content to you. According to Google Trends, searches for a VPN solution have gone up drastically in the last few days. The ban has been brutally mocked on social networking sites and it's not surprising. Pornhub says the people of India are among “largest connoisseurs of adult content,” which is also quite apparent from the company's 2017 insights, where India is listed as the third country in terms of traffic.
  12. Xiaomi's momentum has been exemplary in the last few years, not only has the company established a trusted brand but also managed to grab a huge chunk of market share in countries like India. On Friday night, CEO Lei Jun announced it had reached its goal of shipping 100 million units annually. The brand has accomplished to cross the milestone more than two months ahead of its original plan. The year over year growth has increased to 43 percent and last year as well the company successfully completed its plan of shipping 70 million units. © MensXP / Shivam Vahia On the contrary, Xiaomi's debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has been lukewarm. Since its IPO in June, shares have slumped 30 percent amid an increasing competition from Huawei and the empire of BBK mobile that runs OPPO, Vivo, and OnePlus. Huawei reached the 100 million target way back in July and is on track to push 200 million units by the end of the year. Though, comparing the two companies right now is inappropriate because Xiaomi in a new entrant in the business compared to Huawei's decades-long history and experience. © Reuters Richard Yu Chengdong, chief executive of the Huawei Consumer Business Group, responded to Lei on social media, saying “Any smartphone maker cannot surpass Huawei's P20 Pro in a short period of time. Only we can surpass ourselves.” In India, Xiaomi is the number one smartphone maker according to Counterpoint Research's Q3 2018 data. Xiaomi currently holds 27 percent of market share followed by Samsung at 23 percent. In the last one year, the Chinese maker has dethroned Samsung from the number one spot and is widening the gap every quarter. © MensXP Xiaomi is able to sell a huge number of units because its products are in the budget and midrange segments of the market. In a developing country like India, the average purchasing segment is between Rs 11,000 to Rs 18,000. Xiaomi has a wide range of offerings like the Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi A2, Redmi 6 Pro, and the Redmi Y2 to fill up this segment. Even the newly launched sub-brand POCO has been performing well and provided a much-needed momentum to increase the average purchasing rate of smartphones. Source: Twitter
  13. If gazing at the night sky is one of your hobbies, then perhaps you're familiar with the Big Dipper or Orion's Belt. However, what you won't see is the Millennium Falcon or Ironman zipping around. Well, think again! NASA has used certain characters from modern myths such as The Hulk and Godzilla to name its new set of 21 gamma-ray constellations constructed in celebration of its Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope's 10th year of operations. © NASA Even more modern characters have been added like the Little Prince, the time-warping TARDIS from 'Doctor Who,' and the antimatter-powered U.S.S. Enterprise from 'Star Trek: The Original Series'. "Developing these unofficial constellations was a fun way to highlight a decade of Fermi's accomplishments,” said Julie McEnery, the Fermi project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in the US. NASA described the constellations as unofficial, since there are only 88 recognized constellations, according to the International Astronomical Union. © NASA NASA paid homage to the Hulk's comic book beginnings, when Dr. Bruce Banner's experiments with gamma rays went horribly wrong and compared the resemblance of Godzilla's trademark "heat ray" to gamma-ray jets associated with black holes and neutron stars. NASA has a full breakdown of 21 new constellations, along with pictures demonstrating how they fit the characters they're named for. Since its installation 10 years ago, Fermi scanned the sky each day, measuring and mapping gamma-ray sources, which is the highest-energy light in the universe. It enables scientists to answer persistent questions across a broad range of topics, including supermassive black-hole systems, pulsars, the origin of cosmic rays, and searches for signals of new physics. © NASA “For the first time ever, the number of known gamma-ray sources was comparable to the number of bright stars, so we thought a new set of constellations was a great way to illustrate the point,” said Ferrara in a statement to PTI. The Gamma-ray Burst Monitor (GBM) detects sudden flares of gamma-rays produced by gamma-ray bursts and solar flares. After five years of operations, on Aug. 11, 2013, Fermi entered an extended phase of its mission, a deeper study of the high-energy cosmos.
  14. Seen by many as an attempt to clean up his image post the spot-fixing scandal of 2013, following which the BCCI banned him from cricket for life, Sreesanth's foray into the 'Bigg Boss' house has only further tarnished his reputation. Right from day 1, controversy has followed Sreesanth even inside the infamous reality TV show, now in its 12th season. © Colors Be it his inability to cope with conditions inside the house, prompting him to threaten to leave the show on many an occasion, to his ongoing fights with several of the housemates, including non-celebrity Surbhi Rana, whom he disrespected grossly (by showing her the middle finger along with putting her down by stating that he had been paid in crores to appear on the show) whilst serving out a sentence in the Bigg Boss jail, Sreesanth has proved that not only does he have a massive ego (that needs to be constantly massaged, as has been done by TV actor Dipika Kakkar, who coddles him despite his angry outbursts and unreasonable expectations), but also does not know how to play fair(big surprise!) or participate sportingly in challenges. The final straw being the incident where he spat on the name of a fellow contestant and small-town singer Deepak Thakur, and then refused to acknowledge his mistake. © Colors Sreesanth has actively pissed off quite a few of the housemates, who have swiftly discarded their admiration for the former sportsman, and are now seeing him for the less than perfect human being that he actually is. His homophobic comments about new wildcard entry, TV actor Rohit Suchanti, have sunk Sreesanth to a new low, prompting ex-Bigg Boss contestant Vikas Gupta to call him out on his behaviour. Commenting on Rohit's choice of donning purple coloured shorts, Sreesanth drew up an analogy between clothing & sexual orientation, implying that Rohit is effeminate because he is wearing purple coloured shorts. However, what's even worse is the implication that Sreesanth considers the LGBTQ identity as something to be mocked. Funnily enough, in the subsequent scenes in the same episode, Sreesanth himself is seen sporting different outfits in shades of purple. © Colors Throughout his time on the popular reality TV show, Sreesanth has been emerging as the type of person who is guided by selfish interests, and someone who doesn't stand up for what he believes to be right and just. Instead, he is coming across in a negative light, lying & bullying his way through the competition, picking on the non-celebrity participants in every opportunity he gets, either through physical intimidation or constant reminders of his “celebrity” status. © Colors Despite having been given the advantage of being in the 'Bigg Boss' outhouse for several days (from where he could view the exchanges between the other housemates in his absence), Sreesanth has done little to mend his image, and continues to act like an entitled little child, who resorts to throwing a fit every time he doesn't get his way. Definitely not what we expected from this former National-level cricketer!
  15. Everyone has, at some point, envied the thick and abundant mop of hair on someone else's head. While getting that naturally is quite the blessing, most people aren't that lucky. So, we are here to let you in on a few hacks that'll let your hair look like it is thick and plentiful. Some of these are pretty simple, and super easy, while some require a little bit effort. Also, remember that these hacks can only make it look like your hair is thicker and more. Actually fixing thinning hair requires more than basic hacks. Let's get started with these hacks for thick hair: 1. Use Body-Boosting Hair Products © Official Instagram/ Ranveer Singh To give your hair volume, an obvious answer is to use volume boosting products. You can use shampoos that work on increasing the body and the volume of your hair. Pair it with a conditioner that is also geared towards doing the same. These products can't stop hair fall or thicken your hair. They just add more body to the hair. 2 Be BFFs With The Blow Dryer © Flickr You can add more body and volume to your hair, thus making it look more full, by blow drying it. Brush the stands outwards from your face, to give the illusion of more volume. Lift up the base as much as you can while doing this. Hold up the roots, to give some extra body to the hair while blow drying. Don't smoothen the roots, just smoothen out the ends. Be careful while styling that you don't flatten the roots. Use a good hair serum to keep the softness, and protect your hair from the heat. You should also keep some heat-protecting products around, if you blow dry your hair often. 3 Get Yourself Some Hair Mousse © Official Instagram/ Shahid Kapoor Before your blowout, take a coin-sized amount of mousse and work it in your hair. Use more if needed, according to your hair length and type. The mousse helps your hair retain the volume created by the blow dryer. It also lets you have more control with your hair, than using just a serum would. Avoid using it at the roots though, and focus more on the mid-length and the ends. 4 Pick Up A Dry Shampoo © Official Instagram/ Vidyut Jamwal Yes, the purpose of dry shampoo is slightly different than what we are recommending it for here. The consistency of dry shampoos makes a great way to add volume to your hair. The powder form is meant to get rid of the greasiness of your hair, without having to use water. But it also settles on the hair strands, and creates a bit of an extra layer on it, thanks to the powder. You can also use it on the roots safely, so this is a super easy way to add some quick volume to your hair. The best way to do it is getting through coverage, so tip your head over, spray over the strands properly, from roots to ends, holding the bottle a few inches away. Afterwards, just brush out your hair or finger comb it. The dry shampoo takes care of the greasiness, getting rid of the flatness. And the lightweight powder shampoo gives you fullness. 5 Cover Up The Gaps © Official Instagram/ Ranveer Singh This one is the most innovative, perhaps even the most ambitious hack. Thin hair means that often there are gaps in the hair roots. So a quick-fix is to cover those gaps up. How do we do it? That's where it gets innovative. You can use anything that matches your hair colour and is safe to use on skin. We are thinking quickly dusting off some of your girlfriend's black or brown eyeshadows should do the trick. There are a few easy root touch-up products as well on the market these days, like this one from L'Oreal: L'Oreal Paris Magic Retouch © Amazon MRP: Rs 298 Buy it here
  16. If you ever dreamt of sailing on the Titanic and having your own iconic love story (the one where you survive) then behold, your childhood dream might just come true. A replica of the legendary ship Titanic is all set to sail on the original route in 2022. Titanic II could embark in 2022 https://t.co/twwpJetJJR pic.twitter.com/bW0Afe4I9U — Techhnews (@techhnews) October 23, 2018 The Titanic sank on 19th April 1912 and its passengers met a tragic end in the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The replica of the 'unsinkable ship' is currently being made in China. However, there are mixed feelings about this upcoming journey and the internet has a sinking feeling about its fate as well. Have none of you seen the so bad it's good movie TITANIC II??? This doesn't end well! https://t.co/HEQdFq8TkN — Michelle BOO-chman (@michelledeidre) October 23, 2018 Ever have *that sinking feeling* that our era is heading willy nilly toward disaster and tragedy? https://t.co/gHWV5jEfiV — Frederika Randall (@dispatriata) October 24, 2018 Then there is the legit 'iceberg' concern as well. are they gonna look for ice bergs this time?? https://t.co/5385RVZx8O — Princess Harper (@princ3ssHARP3R) October 24, 2018 can't sink again if all the icebergs have melted https://t.co/sq2MtmwvZg — the blair heath project (@heathdwilliams) October 23, 2018 The Blue Star Line is making the ship and before the ship sails on the original route, it will first sail from Dubai to Southampton. Let's hope the sailing is smooth for this ship.
  17. China has officially opened the world's longest sea-crossing bridge, a 55-km-long structure linking mainland China to the semi-autonomous territories of Hong Kong and Macau. The travel time via the bridge has been reduced to just 30-45 minutes and the megastructure is being celebrated as an engineering marvel. The project cost about a whopping US$ 20 billion and while it holds the record of being the longest sea bridge, it also has a few unique additions that include cameras to detect yawning, forcing drivers to wear heart rate monitors and access restricted to the political elite and charity donors. © SCMP To start with, driving across the bridge will force you to wear their heart rate and blood pressure sensors and all the information will be sent to the bridge's control centre. According to local media in Hong Kong, "yawning cameras" will be constantly monitoring the driver, and if one yawns more than three times in 20 seconds, an alert will be raised. In China, people drive on the right side of the road, while Hong Kong drives on the left, hence a “flipper bridge” called the Pearl River Necklace was chosen, where cars stop, change sides at a specially built merge point and then drive onto Hong Kong. © SCMP The bridge is not open to the general public though, as only the wealthy and politically connected are permitted to drive. The authorities shall be issuing 10,000 licenses for Hong Kong-based private cars, while the capacity for Macau is capped at just 300. If you don't have a permit, you'll have to use public transport to reach the bridge and then shift to a private bus that runs on the bridge. The whole project is not just a bridge though, as to facilitate passing of large ships through the area, a four-mile-long section of the bridge dips down beneath the water. © SCMP While engineers have hailed the project to be a marvel, political watchdogs have criticized the project, because this is considered to be to an agenda to connect Hong Kong and Macau with the rest of mainland China. The bridge's opening also comes a month after the inauguration of a new high-speed rail link from Hong Kong to mainland China, that runs along a different, shorter route.
  18. The world seems to have gone berserk with the strangest bits of news making its way to us on the regular. Be it the 'Thain Thain' cop, or more recently, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) raiding its own headquarters in Delhi, bizarre incidents have been breaking the idiot box lately. While the incident is rather funny, what we need to keep in mind is the fact that the soup CBI landed itself in, is rather messy. According to recent reports, yesterday CBI arrested DSP Devender Kumar on allegations of forgery and falsification, during a probe against Hyderabadi meat exporter Moin Qureshi, which was headed by him. This quickly escalated up to the higher-ups of the organisation, and after digging further, a case was registered against another top official at CBI Rakesh Asthana, on 15th October, by CBI itself. He has been charged with corruption is the Moin Qureshi case. © TOI Now, Asthana has reportedly also filed a case against CBI director Alok Verma for allegedly having taken a bribe of 2 crores in the said case. Though the case seems to be pretty messy on its own at this initial stage of investigation, the news seems to have given Twitterati a good reason to ROFL. Twitter was abuzz with funny memes on the raid, and here are a few funny ones for you to LOL over: Close enough ??? #CBIVsCBI pic.twitter.com/vWWevNZJSZ — Md Asif Khan (@imMAK02) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/XKL4Z6iyxc — Parag bhandari (@Paragbhandari1) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/H5ddnKQrMV — Ashika (@AshikaRehana) October 22, 2018 CBI be like pic.twitter.com/e7SALiNsMJ — Gaurav chaudhary (@imgaurav__) October 22, 2018 The memes continue to get even funnier. pic.twitter.com/XelcMvRPVx — Rishi Kapoor (@Chintscrap) October 22, 2018 Karthik Calling Karthik — AstroNOT (@iAstroNOT) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/CpmQZcuBkt — Rohan Vidwans (@vidwans_rohan) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/IQoLuJWrY3 — Sachin Gowda (@_sachingowda_) October 23, 2018 pic.twitter.com/eUSIDa59ie — lala (@dhanorelalit) October 23, 2018 People cannot seem to get enough of the absurdity of this situation. pic.twitter.com/GXbclxPF7t — Malhar Pathak ð®ð³ð®ð± (@PathakMalhar) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/ngJMvkd2Bs — ठतà¥à¤°à¥!! (@Oh_Terified) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/nb9Ni53H5d — Mayank (@fab_mayank) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/Ai3jZiwHbn — Rahul (@naamtosunahoga1) October 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/R6A6MSGMXr — ANKIT ANKUR (@ANKITANKUR6) October 22, 2018 ðð pic.twitter.com/jbZ9U26BP2 — Sushant Kumar Rai (@Skraivns) October 22, 2018 We don't know what is to ultimately come out of this case, but for now, we're happy laughing about it.
  19. A young bodybuilding enthusiast recently landed in the hospital after using a drug called AMP for his bodybuilding purposes. This case has yet again brought to light the dark side of enhanced bodybuilding. Steroids, which were once and rightfully used in the professional category, has seeped into the routine of rookie fitness enthusiasts. Kids no younger than 20-22 with no lifting-age at all, are going to the extent of 'whatever it takes' to look good. One such case is that of this young bodybuilding rookie from Delhi who landed himself in serious trouble after using an animal compound. A Lesson For EVERY Gullible Young Guy Looking For Shortcuts In Bodybuilding The story broke out when a family from south-west Delhi approached the Psychiatry department in one of Delhi's biggest hospitals. Parents were worried about their 21-year-old son who was slipping into depression. © Pixabay His sleep cycle was extremely disturbed; he was depressed and had terrible mood swings. After countless efforts, a very comprehensive diagnosis was run on the guy. What was revealed afterwards, rattled his parents to the bone. The young lad was addicted to a drug called 'AMP5'. Revelations followed and he disclosed that his gym trainer regularly injected him with the drug as a 'pre-workout' ritual. His gym trainer had told him that this compound will help him work out for hours without getting tired and help him build more muscle. Starting from 1ml/day, the dosage shot up to 5ml/day. Since he could see the 'gains' after using injections, he kept on increasing the dosage. He even went on to win a few local-run-of-the-mill-bodybuilding competitions while he was using this drug. What Happened When He Stopped The nightmare started when dropped off the drug. From someone who could workout in the gym for more than 3 hours, he could now barely keep himself awake for daily chores. In short- he was now addicted to AMP5. © Pubmed His system had become so habitual to its usage that it couldn't handle the sudden withdrawal. He tried his best but he could not give up taking AMP injections. Soon his family realized his drug user behaviour and reached out for medical help. Presently, he is being treated with anti-depressant medicines and stimulants. AMP 5 Is Not For Humans AMP is short for adenosine Monophosphate and is NOT meant for bodybuilding. It's a drug that's used on animals. It works as a vasodilator that helps in infusing more blood into skeletal muscles to provide increased strength for exercise. It reduces fatigue to almost zero and also helps with fat oxidation by working as a hunger suppressant. However, it is illegally administered to horses before a race to enhance their performance. In some cases, it used on horses to cure various ailments as well. AMP 5 was never designed for human use. But then, bodybuilding these days is all about experimenting with various drugs to gain an edge and not just hard work and discipline. Well, guess what, one day you might have to pay for these experiments like this 21-year-old kid. So beware! Anuj Tyagi is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist From American Council on Exercise (ACE) . He is the Founder of the website where he provides online Training. Though a Chartered Accountant by education, he has been closely associated with Fitness Industry since 2006. His motto is to transform people Naturally and he believes that the secret formula for Fitness is Consistency and commitment towards your Training and Nutrition. You can connect with him through Facebook and Youtube.
  20. Yesterday was no ordinary Sunday. While the world was lazying around, B-town's favourite power couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone dropped their wedding announcement on social media like a missile, and the internet, obviously, could not keep calm. View this post on Instagram ðð½ A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on Oct 21, 2018 at 3:30am PDT While fans are obviously going crazy with excitement, the invite has also triggered some hilarious jokes and memes on the internet. The first question was if Ranveer will wear a 'lehenga' on his wedding (jokes apart, he's the only guy who can rock any outfit with élan ). Wedding Day #RanveerWedsDeepika Deepika's Mom - Deepu what's taking you so long, everyone's waiting for you. Deepika - Mom my wedding lehnga is missing Ranveer - Panditji I am ready pic.twitter.com/nITpz7gcvr — Maarwadi (@Kesariyo_Balam) October 21, 2018 Deepika n ranveer doing their wedding shopping. pic.twitter.com/9Y0Fk4KwXe — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) October 21, 2018 Reporter: So what will you guys be wearing for your wedding ? Deepika: For Mehndi, a floral suit by Sabyasanchi For Wedding, a Red Lehnga by Manish Malhotra and for Reception, a Coral Saree by Anaita Shroff Reporter: and Ranveer you ? Ranveer: Ye mera hi to btaya Deepu ne !! — Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) October 21, 2018 Also, the couple's favourite director Sanjay Leela Bhansali was involved in a few harmless jokes and then there were the 'Channa Mereya' memes as well. Ranbir Kapoor about to bust out his turban for round 2 of Channa Mereya.. #DeepikaWedsRanveer ð pic.twitter.com/IRc6pzb98c — Little Wanderer (@Hasmitha_) October 21, 2018 What will the Karni Sena do now? Padmavati is marrying Khilji. I will be very disappointed if there is no hungama. Congratulations to Deepika and Ranveer, though! #DeepikaWedsRanveer #DeepikaPadukone #RanveerSingh — Namrata Roy (@namrata751997) October 21, 2018 Well, all things said and done, the world is now awaiting the details and the grand wedding itself. The couple is tying the knot on 14th and 15th November.
  21. Every year, when summer ends and winter is at its brink, there's an inherent need that is created by both the sexes to find someone to get intimate with. I'm not sure what it is but I think it's just the cold and harsh winter months that give you that feeling to belong or be cuddled or be pampered when the weather demands it. I am talking about a dating phenomenon which lasts an entire winter - October to say December when you need someone temporarily to fix your winter void. Yeah, you can interpret that as and how you like. It's called 'cuffing', and if you're being cuffed, well, it may or may not be long term. Pinterest But since people are not aware of this dating phenomenon here, it's only wise to give you all the information we can so you can make a sound judgment about temporary winter flings. Come on, who doesn't like cuddling under a blanket while making out in spurts and Netflixing the winter woes away. But cuffing has a downside. As soon as winter is over, you may not want to cuddle and you may want to, for lack of a better phrase, 'move on'. All I am saying is, if you're entering a relationship this season, just be sure what you want out of it because- it's the season to be venerable falalalalala la la la. Here are 3 basic things you need to know about cuffing: (1) The Cold Makes You Lonely A theory called 'embodied cognition' was proven in 2008 which actually states that the outside temperature directly affects our internal state. Studies found that cold prolongs the feelings of being lonely and isolated and in want and need of someone. Due to the gloominess created by the cold weather, we often crave some form of companionship that can make up for the internal sentiments we're going through at that point in time. (2) Cuffing Is Short-Term Well, there is a beginning, a climax and an eventual breakup if the relationship is based purely on cuffing. The season starts in October, giving new couples nearly eight weeks of the pure joy of togetherness, while they're strong enough to survive meeting family and friends during the holiday season. The break up usually happens around or before Christmas and it's usually lasting for a month or so. That's because post-Christmas, you're ready for the new year and new beginnings I assume. That's why it's called the cuffing 'season' and not a cuffing year, for a reason! Its best to state your intention when you meet your new partner. If you're just there for some cuddle time, it's okay to let them know. (3) Sometimes A Jacket Is Way Tempting Than A Bikini Again, through another study conducted in 2008, it was said that heterosexual men are more attracted to women in winter layers than summer clothes. This can also be because women are more layered up in winters and the eagerness and curiosity for their bodies are far more engaging than in the summers when they're out in their summer dresses and swim wear. Which means women wearing more clothes is leaving you more to the imagination as opposed to them wearing lesser clothes. Ahh well, it's a rather strange conundrum. Well, it's festive time at the moment and the season has just begun. I am sure you need someone by your side to take to all the fabulous card parties, Diwali parties and numerous other parties for the sake of companionship. But make sure you know what you're getting into because cuffing can lead to some serious heartbreak!
  22. The Mate 20 series, as it turns out, now consists of four brand new phones, the Mate 20, the Mate 20 Pro, the Mate 20 X, and the limited edition Mate 20 RS Porsche Design. All of these phones pack something unique, but at their core, lie varied degrees of notch design, a Kirin 980 chipset and Leica-tuned triple rear cameras. The most interesting phone is the Mate 20 RS though. It borrows most of its specs from the Mate 20 Pro but has an "uncompromised design" with an added bit of luxury. The Huawei Porsche Design Mate 10 RS is just over six months old, but the company is already back with a successor, the Mate 20 RS. © Huawei Instead of the glass rear, the Mate 20 RS has a premium leather. There is a vertical strip of glass at the centre that runs from the top to the bottom of the back panel of the Mate 20 RS. It is equipped with a 6.4-inch AMOLED QHD+ screen with an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Powering the phone is Huawei's homebred Kirin 980 chipset, the world's first 7nm technology SoC with 6.9 billion transistors. Apple's A12 Bionic chipset is the only other equivalent that is built using the 7nm process. © Huawei It borrows the same triple camera setup from the Mate 20, consisting of a 40-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 wide-angle lens, a 20-megapixel sensor with f/2.2 ultra-wide lens and an 8-megapixel f/2.2 telephoto camera. On the front is a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. It is packed with a 4200mAh battery, that supports 40W SuperCharge fast charging and 15W wireless charging. It comes with 8GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage and is also IP68 dust and water resistant. When it comes to security, the Mate 20 Porsche Design offers both the in-display fingerprint scanner and 3D face unlock. © Huawei Reverse fast charging allows the Mate 20 RS to charge other wireless charging capable devices including smartphones by simply piggybacking them to phone. The phone is priced at €1,695 (Rs 1,45,000) for the 256GB variant and €2,095 (Rs 1,77,000) for the 512GB variant. It will be available in the European markets starting soon.
  23. When it comes to smartphones, people tend to look at specifications with more importance than what's actually working behind the scenes —especially in India. Sure, there are smartphones out there with specifications that can rival an entry level laptop, but what if you could do more with less? That's exactly what Google has implemented with the new Pixel 3 and 3 Xl, a strategy similar to Apple. The Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL have a new edge-to-edge display and also a new camera system, that utilises artificial intelligence (AI) to improve image quality. It houses the Snapdragon 845 processor under the hood and is coupled with 4GB of RAM. The smartphone does not have 10GB or 8GB of RAM to function because it simply does not require it. Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 come with Android 9 Pie out of the box and has some nifty features that are exclusive to these handsets. Let's find out how the smartphone performed during our tests and will it be able to compete with other flagship devices in the market: Design & Display © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Both Pixel 3 smartphones look similar to their predecessors apart from a bigger 6.3-inch display with QHD+ resolution. The screen looks more colourful and vivid when compared to the previous generation and has a massive notch on the XL variant. At the back, the smartphone has a glass back with some sort of matte finish that basically helps in holding the smartphone more securely. The matte finish is also a great way to avoid fingerprints at the back which I detest on other smartphones from this year. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla We got the Clearly White variant for review which looks elegant, minimalistic and alluring to the eye. Both smartphones definitely have a distinct look which can be spotted from a kilometre away. At the back, you also have the fingerprint sensor in the middle which can also be used to scroll down notification panel if you like to use the smartphone with one hand. © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla You will be happy to know that this year the Pixel 3 XL has a better and more colourful OLED panel. In fact, a recent teardown of the smartphone revealed it is a Samsung OLED panel which is considered to be the best in the industry. We used it to watch an episode of 'Stranger Things' and all the darker tones were represented accurately on the screen. The colourful 80s vibe in the episodes looked plush and we faced no discolouration issues during the course of our review. The brightness, on the other hand, could have been better as we got a reading of 359 nits which is far less when compared to iPhone XS' 600 figure. The Best Smartphone Camera On The Planet © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla Whether you want to accept it or not, the primary use of a smartphone in 2018 is taking kickass pictures followed by communication. Sure, people use their smartphones to game and listen to music, however, our research shows otherwise. Google also knows this fact and managed to deliver us arguably the best smartphone camera on the planet. Google managed to achieve this with a single 12.2MP f/1.8 aperture lens and some super cool AI computation. A new feature called 'Top Shot' is probably our favourite feature, where the Pixel 3 takes a burst of images and selects the best one for you. You can even adjust the depth of field after taking a picture which has been previously seen in Samsung smartphones. At the front, Google has opted to go with a dual camera setup where one lens is wide angle. The other lens is an 8MP selfie shooter that works like you would expect it to. The wide-angle lens causes more interest here as we can now fit in more people in a selfie picture than ever before. Other features like Super Res Zoom also manages to capture details that we didn't expect from a single rear camera. Here are some sample images for you to drool on: View this post on Instagram #Pixel3 making my wife look prettier than any Bollywood actress. #madebygoogle #teampixel A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Oct 12, 2018 at 5:07am PDT View this post on Instagram Portrait mode on the #Pixel3 works like a charm on puppies too! #puppy #technology #dogsofinstagram A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Oct 12, 2018 at 11:28pm PDT View this post on Instagram I'm not a big fan of selfies but damn the #Pixel3 can take some awesome pictures. A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Oct 17, 2018 at 10:51pm PDT That's a low light shot on the #Pixel3. Unbelievable. pic.twitter.com/3pqPHVL8eF — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) October 13, 2018 Low-light photography on the #Pixel3 #noedit pic.twitter.com/IZ0euJdi0d — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) October 12, 2018 Testing out the Super Res Zoom on the #Pixel3 in New York. pic.twitter.com/eGtEKWhQMh — Akshay Bhalla (@Bhallanator) October 12, 2018 Performance © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla As mentioned before, the Pixel 3 XL has a Snapdragon 845 processor and 4GB of RAM which results in a very smooth experience thanks to Google's custom stock Android experience. Having said that, the benchmark scores weren't as impressive, as the phone only managed to score 2382 in single-single-core and 8343 in multi-score Geekbench 4 test. In the 3DMark Slingshot Extreme test the Pixel 3 XL reached 4,342, which is less when compared to the iPhone XS Max (4,370). © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The biggest disappointment with the Pixel 3 XL will be its battery life. It's enough to get you through the day however if you like to game or are a heavy user, you will end up charging it more than once in a day. We used the smartphone for instant messaging, web browsing, navigation and some gaming and the battery was already at 35% by 4:00 PM. Sure, it comes with a fast charger that will juice up the battery to 60% in 30 minutes, it's still inconvenient to have a smartphone that does not have enough battery life if you're a heavy user. The Final Say The Pixel 3 XL starts at Rs. 83,000 for which you're getting the best smartphone camera on the planet and some awesome Ai features. It may not be the best-looking smartphone camera out there, but look at some of the pictures you can take with this beast and it will definitely drop jaws. Pixel 3 also offers the best software experience you can expect from an Android device. We would have loved to see a larger battery so that it could last longer, however, Google's latest offerings still classify as a flagship for us. If you love to take awesome pictures, this phone is a no-brainer.
  24. For anyone who thinks the #MeToo movement doesn't matter, here's a real-life positive impact it has brought. MJ Akbar has officially resigned from his position of Minister of State for External Affairs and it's a win for everyone. This comes after journalist Priya Ramani accused Akbar of sexual harassment, following which he filed a civil defamation case against her. However, 19 woman journalists came forward and asked the Patiala court to consider their testimonies in the suit filed by Akbar. In a statement, that came out just a few hours ago, Akbar said he had decided to seek justice in a court of law in his personal capacity, however, still maintaining that the charges against him are false. Twitter The statement read, “Since I have decided to seek justice in a court of law in my personal capacity, I deem it appropriate to step down from office and challenge false accusations levied against me, also in a personal capacity.” It went on, “I have, therefore, tendered my resignation from the office of Minister of State for External Affairs. I am deeply grateful to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and to the External Affairs Minister Smt Sushma Swaraj for the opportunity they gave me to serve my country.” https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJAkbar?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJAkbar resigns from his post of Minister of State External Affairs MEA. https://t.co/dxf4EtFl5P">pic.twitter.com/dxf4EtFl5P — ANI (@ANI) https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1052518966751424514?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 And, as soon as the news broke of his stepping down, the reactions starting pouring in with men and women coming together to celebrate this incredible achievement for the movement. Well, everyone should get it through their heads – Time really is up.More power! Finally !!! It took two weeks and the bravery of nearly 20 women for https://twitter.com/hashtag/MJAkbar?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MJAkbar to quit. More power to women's rage, our right to work without harassment, our right to equality and our right to be. https://twitter.com/priyaramani?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@priyaramani thank you & we remain with you in your legal battle. https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeToo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeToo https://t.co/F9D7oIeiIL">https://t.co/F9D7oIeiIL — barkha dutt (@BDUTT) https://twitter.com/BDUTT/status/1052523189157400576?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 It will be soon. As women we feel vindicated by MJ Akbar's resignation. I look forward to the day when I will also get justice in court https://twitter.com/hashtag/metoo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#metoo — Priya Ramani (@priyaramani) https://twitter.com/priyaramani/status/1052524253621440512?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 Quite significant. MJ Akbar's resignation is not due to the impact of any political party or any campaign by any channel It is only and only because 20 women showed unspeakable bravery & courage Please let's not belittle their grit It's a small but significant redemption for them — Sid (@sidmtweets) https://twitter.com/sidmtweets/status/1052520744956104704?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 A round of applause! MJ Akbar resigns. https://t.co/t7cLOab1wU">pic.twitter.com/t7cLOab1wU — Pankaj Pachauri (@PankajPachauri) https://twitter.com/PankajPachauri/status/1052522731231735808?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 Exactly. MJ Akbar had to resign. The tide of previous wrongs was too powerful to swim against. — Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) https://twitter.com/bhogleharsha/status/1052522229555179520?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 Yes. Finally MJ Akbar has resigned. Shame on him for having delayed it for so long. The credit for the resignation goes not to the Centre or MJ Akbar but directly to the https://twitter.com/hashtag/MeToo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MeToo campaign. Esp to those brave women who reported the assault & those women and men who stood by them. — Swati Maliwal (@SwatiJaiHind) https://twitter.com/SwatiJaiHind/status/1052524955341008896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 Yes, it's their win. MJ Akbar resigns only because of the courageous women who stood their ground despite threats of prosecution. None else can claim any credit. — S lrfan Habib (@irfhabib) https://twitter.com/irfhabib/status/1052546380047241226?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 That hashtag, tho. So glad that Minister MJ Akbar has resigned his post. His continuation was untenable and indefensible. A big shoutout to all the brave women journalists who called him out for his alleged, sickening and exploitative behaviour towards them. https://twitter.com/hashtag/Metoo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Metoo https://twitter.com/hashtag/LetTheWomenBeHeard?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LetTheWomenBeHeard — Nirupama Menon Rao (@NMenonRao) https://twitter.com/NMenonRao/status/1052529469259419648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 It's up. Finally. https://twitter.com/hashtag/TimesUp?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TimesUp https://t.co/HNV90HRaf8">https://t.co/HNV90HRaf8 — Siddharth (@Actor_Siddharth) https://twitter.com/Actor_Siddharth/status/1052531044828700672?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018 Who's next? M.J. Akbar has resigned from the Union cabinet https://twitter.com/hashtag/metoo?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#metoo — Faye DSouza (@fayedsouza) https://twitter.com/fayedsouza/status/1052518588920291328?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 17, 2018
  25. The #KikiChallenge took the world by storm when Drake dropped the hit number and people couldn't stop making videos of the challenge. However, trends come and go in the blink of an eye, after all, given how quickly the internet gets bored, everything seems replaceable online right? Move over 'Kiki', the internet is currently obsessed with the 'Skibidi' challenge, which in fact, has been started by a Russian band called 'Little Big' in their music video 'SKIBIDI'. The good fellas on the internet have found a new thing to do and needless to say, the dance challenge is already catching up. View this post on Instagram ÐдоÑновилиÑÑ ÐºÐ»Ð¸Ð¿Ð¾Ð¼ @littlebigband Рподжига-дÑÑгали на ÑлиÑÐ°Ñ Ð³Ð¾Ñода)) ÐÑли ÑоÑеÑÑ Ð¿Ð¾Ð¼Ð¾ÑÑ Ð¼Ð½Ðµ ÑбежаÑÑ Ð¾Ñ Ð¡Ð°Ð½ÑоÑÑа ÑÑÐ°Ð²Ñ - ð ÐÑли ÑоÑеÑÑ, ÑÑÐ¾Ð±Ñ Ð¡Ð°Ð½ÑоÑÑ Ð½Ð°Ð²Ð°Ð»Ñл мне ÑÑÐ°Ð²Ñ - ðð½ РеÑÐ¿ÐµÐºÑ ÑоздаÑелÑм и ÑÑаÑÑникам ÑÑой видео пÑÑки: @alina_pasok @iliyaprusikin @sonyatayurskaya @lissoff @morgen_shtern СовмеÑÑно Ñ @makashenets ÐпеÑаÑÐ¾Ñ @nkt075 #кÑÑажкÑÑÑÑ #skibidi #skibidichallenge #littlebig #littlebigband #илÑÑпÑÑÑикин #лиÑлбиг #roypurdy A post shared by ÐÑÑÑÑ ÐлÑÑ (@kuruchbro) on Oct 9, 2018 at 6:29am PDT View this post on Instagram ð¥ÐоÑÑаÑÑвовали в #skibidichallenge Ð¾Ñ ÐºÑÑÑой гÑÑÐ¿Ð¿Ñ @littlebigband ( @sonyatayurskaya , @iliyaprusikin ) ÐдÑм ÑебÑÑ Ð² ХабаÑовÑке 5 ноÑбÑÑð¤ A post shared by Школа ТанÑа "ШÑÐ°Ñ 27" (@state27) on Oct 8, 2018 at 7:43pm PDT To be honest, looks like its pretty fun! View this post on Instagram ð¤¯ÐÑли Ð±Ñ Ð²Ñе в ÑеалÑной жизни болели не ÐÐ ÐÐÐÐÐ, а ÐÐСÐЯÐÐ ð¤ªÐ£ÑаÑÑвÑем в диком Ñеллендже, лÑÑÑÐ¸Ñ Ð²ÑÐ»Ð¾Ð¶Ð°Ñ Ð² поÑÑÑ, ÐÐÐÐÐÐ ÐÐ Ð½Ð°Ñ Ð¿Ð¾ макÑимÑÐ¼Ñ ð¥Ð комменÑаÑиÑÑ Ð¿Ð¾ÑÑÐ°Ð²Ñ : #skibidichallenge ð¥Ð обÑзаÑелÑно оÑмеÑÑ : @iliyaprusikin @littlebigband ð¤ð»ð¤ð»ð¤ð»ð¤ð»ÐÑем заÑанее ÑпаÑибоð¤ð»ð¤ð»ð¤ð»ð¤ð» #ÑаÑкбой #skibidi #skibi #Ñабиб #ÐºÐ¾Ð½Ð¾Ñ #ÑÐ°Ð±Ð¸Ð±ÐºÐ¾Ð½Ð¾Ñ #поÑÑнÑгин #кÑид #бÑзова #моÑгенÑÑеÑн #моÑква #Ñпб #littlebig #джаÑаÑов @dlgreez @alina_pasok @morgen_shtern #ÑÑÐµÑ A post shared by ÐгоÑÑ Ð¨Ð»ÑнÑкий СÑенаÑиÑÑСпбÐÑк (@igor_shlensky_) on Oct 11, 2018 at 4:00am PDT View this post on Instagram ÐÑинÑли ÑÑаÑÑие в #skibidichallenge ХоÑео: @lara.kildyushkina СÑемка: @zinkinz @kireev_kir ÐÑзÑка: @iliyaprusikin @littlebigband A post shared by @ 15_anikina_15 on Oct 14, 2018 at 11:13am PDT It has even made its way to weddings! View this post on Instagram #skibidichallenge ÐÑÑппа @littlebigband запÑÑÑили ÑлÑÑмоб, подÑаÑили и мÑ. ÐоддеÑжим, ÑоваÑиÑи, лайками и ÑепоÑÑами. Ðидео @gorokhoviktor ÐÑганизаÑÐ¸Ñ @zhenyakulinich â¤ï¸ð СпаÑибо @vecherniy_urgant @gudokgudok @iliyaprusikin @urgantcom @fastfoxes #skibidi #Ñкибидипапа #Ñкибиди #лиÑлбиг #LITTLEBIG #веÑеÑнийÑÑÐ³Ð°Ð½Ñ #urgantshow #УÑÐ³Ð°Ð½Ñ #ÑелеÑенÑÑ #пÑÑÑÑговоÑÑÑ #ÐлÑÐ¸Ñ #ÐлекÑандÑÐÑдков #Ð¥ÑÑÑÑалÑв A post shared by ðð§ðð ⤠ðð¤ð¦ðððð (@ivan_zasukhin) on Oct 13, 2018 at 8:52pm PDT We are now awaiting for some cool Indian videos to flood the internet with their own version of the challenge and, of course, they will.
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