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  1. It's a known fact that stress rules our lives. We're always stressed because of work, family issues, relationships not working out or anything else minor or major under the sun. It's like stress has become an inherent part of our lifestyle and there is no way to do away with it, unless, of course, there is a proper outlet to release it. © Pintrest More often than not, physical exercise is the best way to release any latent stress that's inbuilt. It's a tried and tested way to take out one's aggression, sadness or even anxiety and most youth, on a daily basis, are more oriented towards a healthy lifestyle with adequate physical work. Sometimes though, our work hours don't permit us to engage in physical exercises, by heading to the gym or joining any other activity and we learn to cut our losses and figure out another way to release stress. © BoxFit But New York City believes that you don't really need to join a gym or a boxing class to release your stress and they've got you covered to release every ounce of aggression you may have garnered through the day. How, you ask? Well, Manhattan district of New York have installed punching bags on the road for frustrated, stressed out commuters and it's certainly doing them a world of good. dtttww public punching bag at NYCxDESIGN from designboom on Vimeo. Many times, the city noises, pollution, traffic and crowd add to our stress and make us frustrated with the slow progression of city life. If you don't have an outlet to release it, New York has given you a fair chance to do so, without feeling guilty for anything! It's a perfect venting space, and you can punch that yellow bag, without being judged, as many times as you wish! This quirky initiative was launched by the Savannah, Georgia based studio called 'donttakethisthewrongway', and it was a part of the NYCxDESIGN or the New York Design Week 2019 and it was launched as a public initiative as catharsis, to release any pent up frustration and stress. © Pintrest View this post on Instagram A design concept for the public that explores designing common spaces for the frustrations we all face. Frustrations that go beyond designed systems and happen, well, because we are human. The public punching bag offers an outlet for these emotions as a means to maybe develop a healthier way to address personal and collective issues in a public setting. (may 15 -21, 2019) #nycdesignweek A post shared by donttakethisthewrongway (@studio_dtttww) on May 16, 2019 at 12:54pm PDT Now, you may wonder why am I talking about something that's happening halfway across the world. Well, maybe because we can, through this article, ask some likeminded people to initiate this form of catharsis for us, here! With the terrible pollution and the crowd, work stress and, of course, traffic, all over our cities, we need these punching bags to make our lives and lifestyles a bit more bearable. Of course, they should be installed in places where they can't be tampered with, like near office buildings. Since not everyone can afford a gym membership or boxing classes, these yellow boxing boards can come in handy quite majorly in the metropolitan cities of India and become a haven for a healthy outlet! Worth a thought, don't you think? © Pintrest For now, I am sure most New Yorkers are practising safe stress-release, by boxing their frustrations away!
  2. As summers creep up slowly, we can feel the heavy heat wave make its way through in different parts of the world. In India itself, the heat is excruciating with heavy droughts affecting most northern regions and killing crops and drying up water bodies. Apart from that, the heat is surely having an adverse effect on humans and animals alike and we're wondering when the monsoons are going to hit us. © Pinterest But, even though we're miserably bearing this heat, some parts of the world are far worse, when it comes to dealing with the sun. Incidentally, a man from Kuwait died from the strong heat wave that has engulfed the country. He suffered a heatstroke and passed away, with his tools next to his body. The forensic reports stated an overexposure to the sun. And this happened because Kuwait recorded its hottest day in the month and you won't believe how far the temperature rose. Kuwait recorded its highest temperature so far, which was also the hottest day in the world on the 8th of June, 2019. The maximum temperature recorded was 52.2 degrees Celsius, in the shadows and 63 degrees Celsius, under direct sunlight, as reported by Gulf News. The same day, Saudi Arabia recorded a maximum temperature of 55 degrees Celsius at Al Majmaah, during noon. That is by far the hottest day recorded in the history of weather updates, and here we are complaining about a mere 43 degrees Celsius! © Guld News Kuwait summers are largely unpredictable and the meteorologists have predicted that maximum temperature could reach up to 68 degrees Celsius in July. India, by far has been experiencing its own climatic divide. While the southern regions are experiencing monsoon, the northern parts are going through immense heat. The highest temperature recorded yet was 48.9 degrees Celsius in Charu, a city in Rajasthan.
  3. Xbox kicked off E3 last night and showcased what the Xbox Game Studios has been cooking for us. Yes, let's just say that there are a ton of games coming your way till 2020. In case you missed Xbox's E3 briefing where Keanu Reeves showed up to blow everyone's mind, well don't worry. That's why this post exists. We're here to help you catch up. So, here are some of the best game announcements from Xbox E3 that are worth checking out. Halo Infinite Although the new Halo was the last game to be showcased at the briefing, we're starting our list with it, because that's how it was. The Master Chief is back and like every year, it will yet again stand as a testament to the new era of Xbox hardware. Gears 5 Microsoft also made it a point to showcase the upcoming Gears 5 title with a bang. Along with a release date for the game, the studio also announced a new game mode called 'Escape' that looks classy and gorier than ever. Cyberpunk 2077 Oh yes! Cyberpunk 2077 was also showcased. And to our surprise, CD Projekt Red revealed that Keanu Reeves is going to be in the game, which is driving all the fans crazy. Here, watch the extended trailer yourself - Minecraft Dungeons We're already getting a new Minecraft game for Android and iOS called Minecraft Earth. But at E3, Microsoft revealed the highly anticipated four-player co-op game 'Minecraft Dungeons' for the first time. It looks awesome and we can't wait. Forza Horizon 4: Lego Speed Champions Last year, we got to see Forza's collaboration with 'Hot Wheels' for Forza Horizon 3. And this year for the Forza Horizon 4, a new Lego expansion is coming. Seriously, how cool is that? Yes, you can now take the fun and blocky Lego cars for a spin alongside the realistic ones in Forza Horizon 4. Elden Ring Last, but not least, we have the new 'Elden Ring'. This is the new title that we all have been waiting for. 'Elden Ring' is a brand new game created by the same people who made Dark Souls games, Bloodborne, and the new Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Not just that, they've teamed up with 'A Song of Ice and Fire' and 'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin, so we can only imagine how this game will turn out to be. In addition to the ones mentioned above, we also got to see games like 'Flight Simulator', 'Lego Star Wars - The Skywalker Saga', Blair Witch', etc. for the first time. You can quickly head over to Xbox's official YouTube channel or social media handles to check out the other games. And by the way, the new Xbox is also coming. Microsoft didn't really reveal any specs or tell us what it'll look like, but we do know that they're calling it the 'Project Scarlett'. Here, check it out - The new Xbox console is coming next year and it looks like it's going to be a powerhouse.
  4. Yes, we know plastic is big 'No No' and a bigger issue than anything else right now. While the landfills are cluttered with heaps of plastic and cows are ingesting it and falling sick every day, we have to think of more probable solutions to reuse and recycle plastic, so that it doesn't assemble in places and cause more danger to our surroundings. But, even now, we fight with shop keepers to give us bags to carry our stuff in, and more often than not, the bags are obviously plastic! © Pinterest Canada, for that very reason, has developed a smart and funny way to get rid of this problem once and for all. While it's advisable to bring your own cloth bags for shopping, most people don't really bother with that and end up demanding plastic bags at most superstores. But this one superstore in Vancouver outdid most people who asked for plastic bags and we wish someone did the same here in India as well. We all know we need to cut down our use on plastic, but sometimes, we need a little nudge in the right direction, and here's what Canada is doing. The people who want to use plastic bags from the Independent Grocery store in East West Market, will get plastic bags with some really embarrassing things written on them, so the world can see what their plastic bag says while they carry it home! It's hilarious yet so important! © Pinterest The plastic bags say things like 'Into The Weird Adult Video Emporium' and 'The Colon Care Co-op', making it impossible for shoppers to carry around these plastic bags and opt for reusable bags instead or maybe carry their own shopping bags from home! "The message is, we should make a conscious effort to save our planet one step at a time, [Plastic bags] are a big problem, and every step helps." -David Lee Kwen, the owner of East West Market told an international publication. © Pinterest © Pinterest It's time we start campaigning against the use of plastic bags, because clearly there is an issue with the immense plastic usage in most cities and we will sooner than later pay the price for that. For now, let's hope someone catches on to this funny message and adopts something similar in most consumer stores around cities, so that consumers are compelled to use reusable plastic bags or something more sustainable.
  5. If there's anything that Bollywood is known for, apart from acting, controversies and gym pictures, it's the larger-than-life weddings of our beloved celebrities. 'Sonam Ki Shadi' (Sonam-Anand), 'Nickyanka' or 'Prick' (Nick-Priyanka) wedding, 'DeepVeer ki Shadi' (Deepika-Ranveer) or Virushka (Virat-Anushka) wedding; are a few prominent examples we've seen recently. Instagram From their glittering wedding ceremonies and honeymoon destinations, their wedding date, designer outfits to even their wedding cakes; their fans want to know every little detail and the celebrities happily oblige by sharing them. However, there are some celebrities who chose to go low-key and got secretly married to their respective partners, away from media glare and glamour: 1. Neha Dhupia - Angad Bedi When everyone was busy talking about Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja's wedding, Neha Dhupia secretly got married to her best friend and actor Angad Bedi. The couple got married according to Sikh traditions at a gurudwara in New Delhi. People found out only after she posted pictures from her wedding on social media. Instagram 2. Himesh Reshammiya - Sonia Kapoor Taking the legacy of secret weddings ahead, singer Himesh Reshammiya got married to his long-time girlfriend Sonia Kapoor. Reshammiya shared the news and the first images from the wedding, with his fans on Instagram, with the caption “Togetherness is bliss!” Instagram Reportedly the wedding took place at his home, in a traditional Hindu ceremony and was attended by his friends and family. 3. Rochelle Rao - Keith Sequeira 'Bigg Boss 9' sweethearts Rochelle and Keith, surprised their fans when they secretly got married in a hush-hush beach-style wedding in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu. Keith and Rochelle are proof that emotions, feelings and love can never be scripted, even if it's a reality show. Instagram 4. Ishita Dutta - Vatsal Seth The moment Ishita and Vatsal's wedding pictures started surfacing, most of their fans thought they are shooting for a new TV show. Honestly, if you too thought the same, trust me you're not alone. The couple got married at ISKON Temple in Juhu, Mumbai. While Vatsal is best known as Ajay Devgn's son in 'Tarzan', Ishita, who is Tanushree Dutta's younger sister, made her Bollywood debut with 'Drishyam'. Instagram 5. Lisa Haydon - Dino Lalwani Lisa Haydon broke millions of hearts when she secretly got married to her boyfriend Dino Lalvani. They got married in 2016 in a beach-style wedding, that was attended only by close family and friends. Instagram
  6. Over the last few years, Creatine has gained a lot of popularity amongst athletes and fitness enthusiast. With this surge in popularity, supplement manufacturers have also started offering various forms of Creatine. They claim that these other forms have different usage and some even claim that they are even more effective than the regular Creatine Monohydrate. © Getty Images In this article, I will tell you why the traditional Creatine Monohydrate still remains the best choice as compared to other options available in the market. The other options in which creatine is available these days are the following:- Creatine Ethyl Ester Liquid Creatine Creatine Hydrochloride Creatine Magnesium Chelate Now, let's see why Creatine Monohydrate still beats the other contenders? 1. Better Research Data Available Than Others – At least hundreds of studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of Creatine till date. It is interesting to know that around 90 per cent of them were conducted on Monohydrate only. Only a handful of studies have been conducted on other forms of Creatine out of which only a few of them were conducted on humans. Thus, it won't be wrong to say that conclusive evidence for the effectiveness of creatine is not available for any other form except for Monohydrate. 2. Monohydrate Form Is More Effective Than Others – Creatine Monohydrate has proven to be effective in increasing the strength, power, muscle mass and overall exercise performance in athletes and trained individuals. © Getty Images When Creatine Monohydrate in powdered form was compared to liquid and other forms, the results were not similar. In a study conducted by the Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation USA it was established that Creatine Monohydrate is better absorbed and effective than ethyl ester and other liquid forms of creatine. In another study conducted by The Centre for Sport and Exercise Science, New Zealand, a group of cyclists who consumed Creatine Monohydrate in powdered form was able to increase their performance by ten per cent and the group that consume liquid creatine had no changes in their performance levels. 3. Better Availability – Creatine Monohydrate is easily available as compared to other forms of creatine in the market. Almost every supplement company manufactures it and you can easily find it in any random supplement store and online stores as well. On the other hand, there are only a few manufacturers who manufacture creatine hydrochloride or liquid creatine. Due to limited demand, manufacturers and distributors have limited supply with them. In fact, this is one of the reasons that you find hydrochloride and other forms of creatine as a blend with various pre-workout brands. They are added to the ingredient profile to make the product sound better than others. © Getty Images 4. Cost-Effective – Creatine Monohydrate is one of the cheapest supplement available in the market. It's per serving cost is the lowest as compared to any other supplement as well as any other form of creatine. Since other forms of Creatine have less demand, their supply is less and hence come at a higher price than monohydrate. Anuj Tyagi, author of this article, is a Certified Sports Nutritionist and Therapeutic Exercise Specialist from American Council on Exercise (ACE). Now an Online Health Coach, he is also a Chartered Accountant by education. You can connect with him through Instagram on:- https://www.instagram.com/sixpacktummy_anuj/
  7. You must have heard so many times from gym trainers and fitness enthusiasts that you need to ignore all your favourite foods, especially carbs if you want to put on muscle. Unfortunately, this is nothing but proof of the growing misinformation in the industry. All the macronutrients, i.e. protein, fats, and carbs are important for you. Here's the role of every macronutrient and why you should consume them in order to build muscle: 1. Eat Your Protein To Build Muscle & Lose Fat © Getty Images Protein is your best friend when it comes to building muscle. Protein is so important during a cutting phase, that its consumption actually needs to go up as calories go down. So, as you decrease your intake of carbs and fat in an attempt to lose body fat, protein intake becomes more important because it'll help you to prevent muscle loss when dieting. Not only does dietary protein helps preserve lean muscle when your calorie deficit is high, but it also helps you feel more satiated, which helps you stick to your diet. Additionally, because of the thermic effect of food (TEF), protein consumption also speeds up your metabolism by about 25%. Remember, the thermic effect of food is the energy you expend digesting and absorbing what you eat. What To Eat: Lean meats like chicken breast, turkey breast, and lean fish certainly fit the bill. There are also some types and cuts of red meat that are 90% lean or more. Egg whites, greek yoghurt, and whey protein. For vegetarians- whey protein, greek yoghurt, etc. When To Consume: The two most important times to have protein are before and after resistance training workouts. This is especially important when your goal is to keep all your muscle. Then just disburse your protein fairly evenly throughout the day. How Much Should You Have? If your goal is to build muscle then 1.6-2.0g/kg/day If your goal is to lose fat then 2.0-2.5/kg/day 2. Eat Your Veggies © Getty Images The vast majority of vegetables have very few calories, yet contain an order of micronutrients that enable your body to perform optimally. Veggies are usually fibrous carbs. This means it's a vegetable that's high in fibre (and water) yet low in calorie. So they'll help fill you up and keep you full longer, improve your health and performance while having negligible calories. Not prioritizing vegetable intake is probably the main defect I see among athletes and lifters. It's a mistake I've made too. I've since realized micronutrient intake from a variety of vegetables is a critical component of any good diet. What, When, And How Much: Most vegetables qualify as fibrous carbs, but not all. Like- spinach, broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini, fenugreek, cauliflower, etc. Now, when should you eat veggies? Every meal, except pre and post meal to digest protein and carbs as soon as possible How Much: 2-4 servings per day. An added advantage is that proper fibre intake can help you to look hard and shredded, as fibre decreases bloating effect. 3. Eat Your Fats For Your Hormones © Getty Images Some of you must have heard that dietary fat doesn't automatically turn into body fat, and some of you must have heard that it does. Dietary fat is a great source of steady energy, partly because it doesn't lead to blood sugar spikes and the highs and lows in energy that comes with that. Dietary fat also has positive effects on your brain and the rest of your nervous system, cardiovascular system, endocrine system, and more. For example, maximizing testosterone levels and insulin sensitivity are just two ways of eating the right types of fat can help you. What To Eat: Think avocados, olives, fatty fish, oils, butter, fatty meats, etc. When To Eat: With the possible exception of pre and/or post-workout, which are your carb-heavy meals, you should have a plentiful dose of healthy fat with every meal. How Much: A good range of intake is around 20-35% of your total calories per day. 4. Eat Your Carbs To Aid Performance © Getty Images Carbs provide energy. More correctly, carbs provide a faster-burning source of energy. This makes carbs the optimal source of fuel for high-intensity exercise, like weight training. You really don't need carbs to fuel low-intensity activities, which is almost everything most of us do on a daily basis. Dietary fat (and your own body fat) serve as perfect roots of energy for these low-intensity activities including walking. What To Eat: Any carb source which you like can be counted in your carb intake. Like rice, pasta, fruits, veggies, bread, ice cream, etc. Yes, you can eat ice cream and lose fat. Because it's all about net energy balance in the end. When To Eat: When you're trying to lose fat quickly, the only reason to have a decent-sized portion of carbs is to fuel and refuel from a high-intensity activity in which you need to perform well. For the vast majority, eat your carbs before and after a workout. Don't eat carbs just to eat carbs; work for them! If you like more carbs than fats then make sure you utilize them during your training and activities outside the gym. How Much To Eat: An ideal intake is to consume 3-5g/kg/day. Minimum 1g/kg/day. Author bio: Yashovardhan Singh is an online fitness coach with www.getsetgo.fitness, an online fitness platform. Along with lifting weights and building his physique, he is also a motorbike enthusiast, an animal lover. You can connect with him on Instagram or drop him an email on yashovardhan@getsetgo.fitness.
  8. As a frequent flier who took close to 100 flights a year for the last many years, the quality of service with Jet Airways and its erstwhile competitor Kingfisher Airlines was a privilege taken for granted. However, with both these privileges going bust, it is only a matter of time before the hungry budget carriers devise new ways to grab an extra share of their reluctant passenger's wallets. The following is a list of perks which you might have to cough up money for on a flight in the near future: 1. Pay To Not Go Standing Imagine boarding a flight and realising you are on the fast local from Virar to Churchgate. A vehicle where every millimetre has a human along with his laptop cramped in. You should not fret at this thought as money can come to your rescue; for a mere Rs. 600 you can get a seat. And another Rs. 600, you can get a seat of your choice! 2. Pay To Not Get Beaten Up By The Crew In my opinion, this is one avenue for which anyone should be ready to dole out a fee. For a flat fee of Rs. 600, you can be rest assured no crew member will punch, kick or spit on you during the entire flight. Don't pay the sum and there is a probability of a broken jaw, neck or a random bone at the end of the flight! The only consolation is that your broken part of the body might go viral on the twitter handle of the carrier for excellent customer service! 3. Pay To Access The Toilet And Not Bring Your Own 'Lota' This is the avenue where the airlines will eventually mint millions; providing access to the washroom. Given this right is fundamental to human existence, the monetisation of this access is fairly nuanced. Pay Rs. 500 and get 5-minute access to the washroom. However, at this base membership fee, there won't be water in the washroom. You will have to carry your own 'lota' (water container) through the passage as your fellow passengers will be fully aware of your tummy condition. However, for another Rs. 500, there will be a supply of water in the washroom. On festive days, there might be soap too! And if your airline is extremely generous, no crew member will bang on the door screaming out, 'jaldi karo'! 4. Pay To Be Greeted By A Smiling Air-Hostess Who wouldn't want to be greeted with a sophisticated 'how are you sir' by a petite airline beauty when you enter the plane? Going forward, there is a possibility this too might come at a price! For complimentary entry, you will be greeted by a brusque, 'kaisa hain kutte ke bachche' (no translation needed) whereas Rs 500 dole out will ensure a polite greeting without any stinging abuses! 5. Pay To Not Eat The Most Rotten Food On Air It is believed that the well-cooked meals served on budget carriers are usually leftovers from Delhi weddings which even the stray dogs refused to feast on. I am quite sure this is not true. For a base membership of Rs. 300, the food served will end up only in loose motions that last a day. For a premium membership of Rs. 1000, you will be served bread and cheese that will not damage any body organ of yours! 6. Pay To Get Your Luggage With Minimal Damage Spiritual and religious books have always maintained that man came with nothing and will end up going with nothing. Airlines have taken this one step further; without any additional charge, you can be rest assured that most valuable items of yours can go missing on a flight. However for a fee of Rs. 850, you can be reasonably guaranteed that your ill-fitting inner wear might reach you intact. 7. Pay To Have The Ability To Raise A Complaint Airlines get very cagey when they realise you want to complain against them for poor service or lost baggage. It is easier to get your father in law to write off his entire wealth to you rather than get an airline crew member to give you access to a complaint form. However, given that amazing customer experience is the new talk of the town, airlines are modernising this part of superior customer experience. You can actually complain against an airline for poor service for a meagre amount of Rs. 7,500. True value for money, isn't it? 8. Pay To Not Sit Next To A Pesky Passenger We have all been in flights with lovely co-passengers; the perverted uncle, the bawling baby, the auntie hell-bent on getting you married to her relative, the grumpy executive bellowing and burping all through the flight. Going forward, airlines might give you the option to choose your neighbours. For a neat amount of Rs. 4000, you can choose to sit next to a person of your choice in case they don't have an issue with you. Sounds like Tinder 35,000 feet above sea level, doesn't it? 9. Pay To Make Your Neighbours Smell Your Aromatic Socks An old adage goes, 'a man is measured by the stinkiness of his unwashed socks'. Who wouldn't want to flaunt his hard earned, well maintained stinky socks to his co-passengers? Like most lunches, such an act of manhood doesn't come for free. A simple payment of Rs. 1300 can ensure the entire crew is actively smelling your stinky socks and garnishing you with lavish praise! 10. Pay Not To Listen To Bhojpuri Mega-Chart Busters On A 6 Am Flight! Airlines make a constant endeavour to keep their passengers relaxed during flight transits. While some of them switch off the lights and advice their air hostesses to not giggle loudly, others try to achieve the same objective by playing the latest Bhojpuri chartbusters early morning. After all, even coffee cannot beat the night blues compared to the pelvic-thrusting, hip-gyrating beats of the latest chartbuster 'Lalaiya chusa raja ji'. For the not so musically refined, a simple one-time payment of Rs. 850 can turn off the melodious harmony! In conclusion, while some of you might land up in depression at the thought of the above state of affairs, it is only a matter of time before you get used to it. As an eternal optimist, I am grateful that they are not making me hold on the wheel while they are 35,000 feet above the sea level! You should be too!
  9. The day is finally here. The day of the final judgement, if you will, that is going to decide the fate of our beloved country for the next five years. Most national news channels have been up and running since 6 AM this morning, throwing out data and figures our way, from the recently concluded rounds of polling. © Twitter Now, as we gradually move towards the final rounds of counting, we have all these journalists and analysts charting the winning and losing trends for parties and candidates. As we write this, NDA seems to be inching closer towards the halfway mark in the Lok Sabha polls. However, it must also be kept in mind that initial trends have undergone changes, and the final result has turned out to be different. © Reuters Now, while the counting (and recounting) is going to go on for a while, we would like to trace our steps back a bit and recount the results of the exit polls that also hinted towards a NDA clean sweep in the Lok Sabha polls. While opposition and other regional parties maintained that the exit poll results were inconsequential, people felt they knew better than to believe them. However, there have been a few times when the exit polls and the actual results turned out to be completely different. Could that be the case this time? Read about these 5 incidents here. 1. Lok Sabha Elections 2004 © Getty Images During this time, BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee had dissolved the parliament early after winning three back-to-back state elections. The party hoped to win the re-election. Exit polls in that year suggested NDA would win with majority of 240-250 seats, but the final results saw them secure only 187 seats. 2. Lok Sabha Elections 2014 © Reuters The last Lok Sabha elections in the country showed a new inclination towards a NDA led government. Now, while the exit polls suggested that BJP might end up winning, nobody predicted that it would be a clean sweep for the Modi-led government. 3. Bihar Assembly Elections 2015 © Reuters The re-election held in 2015 for the Bihar assembly made it difficult to paint a clear picture of the winning party. No clear winners were declared and people almost thought a coalition or mixed-bag government was on the cards. Finally, RJD-JDU-Congress alliance took the trophy. 4. Delhi Assembly Elections 2015 © Reuters This became a national news and for obvious reasons. No one had seen a new party swipe out the stronghold of a national party such as Congress. Exit polls could never predict that Congress would end up losing every single vote to AAP. 5. UP Assembly Elections 2017 © Reuters During the UP assembly elections in 2017, the ruling Samajwadi Party formed an alliance with Congress, in the hopes of quashing BJP. Also, the exit polls predicted BJP will lose a lot of votes due to demonetisation. However, BJP ended up forming the government with a majority win. © Reuters While the counting of votes is still on-going for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, and in all honesty that trend seems to be veering towards an NDA-led government, what do you feel would be the final verdict? Will NDA win with a majority, will UPA bite the dust once again, or do you have other expectations? Let us know below.
  10. If you put three people like Quentin Tarantino, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt together, you know you're going to get a damn good movie that will make everyone excited. And that was exactly the case since the time 'Once Upon A Time In Hollywood' was announced, and the first look of the upcoming movie was out. View this post on Instagram First look. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood A post shared by Leonardo DiCaprio (@leonardodicaprio) on Jun 27, 2018 at 6:00am PDT I remember how everyone went crazy over this picture a few months ago, and then the trailers just built up the anticipation even more. Quentin Tarantino's ninth film was recently screened at the Cannes Film Festival and has left all the lucky people who watched it, quite impressed. Some are even putting it up there with the classic 'Pulp Fiction'. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD: Tarantino wasn't joking when he said this was the closest to PULP FICTION that he has come. He juggles a mosaic of characters and story-lines in this one, eventually stringing them together for a relentlessly playful and touching finale. #Cannes2019 — Jordan Ruimy @ Cannes (@mrRuimy) May 21, 2019 Who would've thunk? #OnceUponATimeInHollywood turns out to be Tarantino's most tender film. Who'd have thunk. #cannes2019 — Magdalena Miedl reicht's. (@mmiedl) May 21, 2019 Then, that's a good thing. I'm thinking #OnceUponATimeinHollywood is going to divide critics. Heck, I'm divided, and I'm just one critic. But I think the side of me that enjoyed it is going to win out. #Cannes2019 — Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019 Sounds great. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is a beautiful, brash rumination on the grime and beauty of Hollywood. It is a dirty, sensually realized feat, with many, many shots of dirty, sensualized feet.#QuentinTarantino #Cannes2019 — Jason Gorber - at #Cannes2019 (@filmfest_ca) May 21, 2019 It'll be interesting to watch. DiCaprio is pretty great, but Pitt is amazing. Not sure about the 'message' - if there is one - and definitely not the most quotable Tarantino. — Steven Tuffin (@Waanzinema) May 21, 2019 That sucks. It's a lot to get into but Tarantino has made his most specific, realistic and gentle film in #OnceUponATimeInHollywood. Really liked it, though there's a lot to get into with regard to its lack of female characters, Robbie has a surprisingly small role. #Cannes2019 — Andy Hazel (@AndyRickie) May 21, 2019 He looks so good here! #OnceUponATimeInHollywood: Quentin Tarantino wants to tell us a story about Hollywood life at the time of the Manson Family slayings of '69, and man, does he ever, going from awestruck to WTF. Brad Pitt the standout, his coolest role yet. #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/WgJywDPW9i — Peter Howell (@peterhowellfilm) May 21, 2019 Can't wait to watch, tbh. I laughed. I gasped. I wondered: What would Roman Polanski think? I begrudgingly agreed not to tweet out spoilers. Tarantino delivers an ode to Hollywood's lost innocence, while cheekily suggesting it never had any to begin with. #OnceUponATimeinHollywood #Cannes2019 pic.twitter.com/DBgriD2Ihb — Chris Knight (@ChrisKnightfilm) May 21, 2019 Brad Pitt is getting a lot of love. ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD is more languorous and luminous than anything Tarantino has done before. Radiant w/ affection for Los Angeles and the movies. Ambles and drags but pleasantly so. Pitt & DiCaprio are fabulous, Pitt especially. I could watch them drive around LA a lot. — Jake Coyle (@jakecoyleAP) May 21, 2019 And, so is Leo. #OnceUponATimeInHollywood is an odd one for Tarantino, but in a very good way. A pure love letter to cinema and the 1960s, with a career-best DiCaprio performance. #Cannes2019 — Max Borg (@IMDBorg) May 21, 2019
  11. Teen romance movies have remained a larger part of the romantic film genre. It was first in the late 70s and early 80s when films about teen romance started appearing on the big screen and caught the viewers' attention. And over the last three decades, numerous films have been made about the blooming love and broken relationships amongst the teens. via GIPHY Though the concept is not new now, film-makers keep coming up with refined scripts and polished narratives built around teen-romance. In this post, we have jotted down and analyzed such films that made the audience skip a beat. Here are the ten popular movies about young love that need to be on your must-watch list: 1. The Fault In Our Stars (2014) via GIPHY Josh Boone's remarkable project, 'The Fault in Our Stars' turned out to be a career-defining film for both Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort. Based on John Green's book by the same name, the film explores the lives of teenagers Hazel Grace (Shailene Woodley) and Augustus "Gus" Waters (Ansel Elgort) as the two deal with cancer and find love in each other. The movie received generally favourable reviews and due to its storyline, it is seen as one of the most heartbreaking teenage romance movies of all time. Shailene Woodley's performance, in particular, has been termed as powerful and authentic. She went on to win a Hollywood Film Award in the category Hollywood Breakout Performance – Actress. 2. High School Musical (2006) via GIPHY Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens) were the only teendage couple we loved while growing up. Thanks to 'High School Musical', the high school romance drama that saw overnight success, became every teenager's must-watch film. The film started a revolution of its own kind and inspired many film-makers to experiment on the subject of dance and combined with love. Not only Hollywood, 'High School Musical' has remained a popular pick for film-makers in the east as well. The film also happens to be the first instalment in the 'High School Musical' trilogy. After the film's success, Disney also published a novel 'High School Musical: The Junior Novel' that instantly became a New York Times bestseller. 3. Prom (2011) via GIPHY Directed by Joe Nussbaum, Disney's 'Prom' remains one of the highly recommended teenage romance films that have ever been made. The film carries a fresh appeal to its otherwise usual storyline, and much credit for that has been given to fine performances by Aimee Teegarden and Thomas McDonell. The film perfectly displays Disney's version of what a prom could be all about. The prom as depicted in the film eventually brings enemies together in a fashionable way, exactly how teenagers wanted it to be. Mostly directed towards the student community, 'Prom' succeeded in getting a lot of attention at the box office from student groups. 4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) via GIPHY Starring Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Larisa Oleynik, '10 Things I Hate About You' is a great teenage rom-com to stumble upon, particularly for two important reasons. Firstly because of Heath Ledger and the cast, and secondly that it is a modernized version of the Shakespearean comedy 'The Taming of the Shrew'. The plot of the film can be called an ancient one (boy asks the girl for prom by bribing someone, only to discover that the girl is already in love with him), it still delivered something out of the box. The movie is charming and involves a romantic breakup too, it promises to get hold of the audience for a while. 5. The Notebook (2004) via GIPHY Nicholas Sparks's novel turned into a film adaptation for every generation of lovers. Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling play two young love birds meant to be together forever in the film. Fictionally, nothing could separate them, neither war nor Alzheimer's, and when they get old, Noah reads a page from Allie's diary on a daily basis, just to remind her of their love story. 'The Notebook' makes one get teary-eyed and nostalgic, leaves a lasting impact, unlike other romantic films. The film became a sleeper hit and gained immense popularity over the years. 'The Notebook' is the 15th highest-grossing romantic drama film of all time. 6. A Walk To Remember (2002) via GIPHY Starring Shane West, Mandy Moore, Peter Coyote, and Daryl Hannah, 'A Walk To Remember' is a perfect teenage romantic film that is often recommended by movie buffs. Just like 'The Notebook', this film also happens to be an adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' novel. The film received a mix response from the critics and though it happened to be a sweet love story it gained some following years after its initial release. The film portrays the bright side of a love story and gives one enough reasons to fall in love with its characters. 7. The Edge of Seventeen (2016) via GIPHY Written and directed by Kelly Fremon Craig, 'The Edge of Seventeen' is a critically acclaimed teen romantic comedy. Starring Hailee Steinfeld, Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick, and Haley Lu Richardson, the film revolves around the life of four teenagers who find it difficult to deal with love. Unlike every other run-of-the-mill high school melodrama, this one offers a refreshing storyline. The film is a gem of its kind and even received various Critics Choice Awards nominations in 2016. In particular, Hailee Steinfeld's outstanding lead performance makes it worth watching. 8. Sing Street (2016) via GIPHY John Carney's romance drama is one film that has got a near to perfect script. The film in itself is a masterpiece and instantly connects with the audience. 'Sing Street' is a film about identity, dreams, and love. The music of the film creates nostalgia and makes one hum the songs for days. As much as the film offers a personal story, it is equally universal in its approach. The outstanding performances coming from Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Aiden Gillen, Jack Reynor, and Kelly Thornton make this film an experience to remember. The film went on to be nominated for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 74th Golden Globe Awards. The film is an epic romance saga and perfectly narrates the budding love story between two teenagers. 9. Love Simon (2018) via GIPHY Based on Becky Albertalli's novel 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda', 'Love, Simon' is one romantic comedy-drama film one can't afford to miss at all. Starring Nick Robinson, Josh Duhamel, and Jennifer Garner, the story of the film focus on the life of Simon Spier (a gay), who ultimately falls in love with his anonymous classmate. 'Love, Simon' happens to be the 15th highest grossing teen romance films since 1980. The film turned out to be a huge crowd pleaser and gathered much celebrity attention due to being a mission-driven movie. 10. Twilight (2008) via GIPHY 'Twilight', remains one of the most watched teen-romance films of all time and happens to be the first part of the five-part film series 'The Twilight Saga'. Based on Stephenie Meyer's novel of the same name, the film revolves around the lives of two teenagers Bella Swan (played by Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (played by Robert Pattinson) and deals with the intricacies of their human-vampire relationship. Not only one could see the madness for each other in Stewart and Pattinson's performances, but the two also went on dating for years later, after winding up with the rest of the films. The film pours romance, passion, and aptly captures the teen-love angle with attention to detail.
  12. In what has arguably been a spectacular year, the football season - comprised of prominent leagues and tournament - is nearing its fitting end. We've seen the likes of Barcelona lifting the La Liga trophy for the 26th time, Juventus clinching their eight successive Serie A title and Kylian Mbappe's hat-trick powering Paris Saint-Germain to Ligue 1 triumph this season. Also, the football fans were recently treated with Manchester City's thrilling Premier League title triumph that was decided on the final matchday of the season. Following the EPL suit, this year's Bundesliga title is also set to go down to the wire as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund (two-points adrift at the top) seek one final win to lift the trophy in the last round of matches on 18th May. And then, there is that big UEFA Champions League final in Madrid that will see English giants Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur locking horns for Europe's biggest trophy on 2nd June. But, while the highly-anticipated clash is still a few weeks away, the fans would be happy to update themselves on the latest list of most valuable and strongest football clubs in the world. © Reuters Putting some of the world's biggest football brands to test, Brand Finance has come up with this year's 'Football 50' - list of top football club brands. Taking into account a number of metrics (both financial and non-financial), the world's leading independent brand valuation consultancy firm has revealed the list of Top 50 most valuable and strongest football brands. Real Madrid might have crashed out of the Champions League and lost the La Liga trophy to arch-rivals Barcelona, but they have the title as the world's strongest football brand in 2019. With a brand value of 1.646 billion euro, the club is ahead of a peer group of a billion-euro-plus brands that includes Manchester United (€1.472bn), Barcelona (€1.393bn), Bayern Munich (€1.314bn), Manchester City (€1.255bn), and Liverpool (€1.191bn). The six clubs account for over 40 per cent of the overall brand value in the Brand Finance 'Football 50' ranking of the sport's most valuable brands, underlining the concentration of wealth and the creation of a set of 'super clubs'. They are followed by Chelsea (€968mn), Paris Saint-Germain (€914mn), Arsenal (€885mn) and Tottenham Hotspur (€758mn) to complete the top 10 spots on the coveted list. Los Blancos Reign Supreme © Reuters Real Madrid have shown this year who truly reigns supreme in the world of football. They triumph not only as the most valuable and strongest brand but their enterprise value and stadium are also ranked second to none. The club returned to the top of Brand Finance's ranking after almost a decade since it last held the title in 2010. The club's brand value has grown 27 per cent since last year, an increase partly attributable to the club winning a fourth UEFA Champions League in five years in 2018. The club had become the first in the world to break the €750 million barrier in revenues in 2017-18. Their commercial monies totalled €356 million, close to 50 per cent of overall revenues, making them the highest generator of cash from this income stream. Real Madrid also possesses the strongest football club brand, with a Brand Strength Index (BSI) score of 95.5 out of 100, marginally ahead of their fierce rivals Barcelona (BSI 95.4). Malaise In Manchester © Reuters Real Madrid's return to the top has pushed Manchester United into second place, as the Red Devils' brand value declined for the first time since 2016, from €1.562 billion last year to €1.472 billion (a 6 per cent drop) in 2019. Manchester United have disappointed in recent years on the playing field both in the Premier League and in the Champions League. Public perceptions of the brand have deteriorated as United ranks only 18th among the sample of the world's top clubs with regards to “playing exciting football”, as revealed by Brand Finance's original fan research. In the 2018-19 season, the club reached the quarterfinal stage of the Champions League but were easily beaten by Barcelona. Moreover, they failed to qualify for the 2019-20 competition for the third time in seven years. Such underperformance for a club accustomed to perpetual success in the Sir Alex Ferguson years is reflected in its revenue generation. Although total revenues remain among the highest, income from commercial and matchday activities has slowed up and TV income declined in 2017-18. To a certain degree, Manchester United have been cast into the shadows in their domestic market by neighbours Manchester City, who won the Premier League in 2018 and 2019. Spurs Race Ahead © Reuters Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are flying the flag for English football this year having reached the final of the UEFA Champions League. Both clubs improved their brand value by 20% to €1.191 billion and €758 million respectively, the highest growth rates in the top 10 after Real Madrid's 27 per cent and Paris Saint-Germain's 21 per cent. Tottenham in particular continue to win plaudits for their commitment to a progressive style of football and youth development. While their new 62,000-capacity home ground was being built, Tottenham were playing at Wembley, which provided the opportunity to grow matchday revenues. Their new stadium should enable them to maintain momentum in this income stream as well as monetise new state-of-the-art facilities through other non-football events. Their financial position was highlighted by record post-tax profits of €131 million in 2017-18, but their success in Europe in 2018-19 should allow the club to further invest in its playing resources and strengthen their ability to compete at the highest level. Wolves Wander Up The Ranks © Reuters While the ranking of the top clubs shows little change to 2018, one of the rising stars are Wolverhampton Wanderers, who returned to the Premier League in 2018 after an absence of six seasons. Wolves, a club with a rich heritage, ranks 28th in the table with a brand valuation of €187 million, and their impressive performance in 2018-19 and the benefits of Premier League membership should create a positive growth trajectory. This season, the club enjoyed their highest attendances at their Molineux ground for almost 50 years. Wolves are owned by Fosun International, which has close links with high-profile agent Jorge Mendes. They have leveraged these relationships to build a strong, attack-minded team of talented players as well as broaden the club's franchise in China and develop an innovative focus on eSports. The Premier Appeal © Reuters The ascendancy of Wolves and the strong presence of English clubs in the Brand Finance 'Football 50' (17 clubs in total) highlights the enduring financial power of the Premier League. The Premier's TV broadcasting revenues outstrip all the other major European leagues - €2.9 billion versus LaLiga's €1.2 billion in 2017, while commercial revenues are more than double the income of Serie A or Ligue 1. The Premier League is also the most widely followed league across Europe's main football markets, according to Brand Finance's original fan research. The Premier League is deemed to have a “superior atmosphere” and a “greater level of competitiveness” than other national competitions. However, the Premier League did not score highest on all metrics as La Liga is thought to have more “star players” and “world class clubs” than the Premier League. Brand Value By Leagues © Reuters Apart from the football clubs, Brand Finance also projected astonishing numbers in relation to the brand value in terms of competitive football leagues. There was no surprise to see Premier League right at the top of the list with a brand value of €8,683 million (a 6.9 per cent jump from last year's figures of €8,120 million). It wasn't really surprising considering the fact that it has provided all four finalists across the Champions League and UEFA Europa League this year - a feat achieved by a country for the very first time. Premier League is followed by La Liga whose brand value has been estimated at €3,998 million (a massive 23 per cent rise from last year's figures of €3,242 million) in the esteemed list. Germany's Bundesliga is at the third spot with a brand value of €3,815 million, followed by Serie A (€2,001mn) and Ligue 1 (€1,242mn).
  13. The popular and intensely mind-boggling Netflix show 'Black Mirror' returns with its much-anticipated fifth season on June 5th, 2019, which is about less than a month away. Although we can't wait to watch what unfolds this season, we still remember the episodes that played with the very fabric of our minds, making us believe the future is rather experimentative, dark and intensely bleak! Technology would have skipped a million beats in the next few years and it's all being projected through this incredible semi-fictional show. © Netflix 'Black Mirror', for me has changed how I'd like to look at technology, the future, privacy and the world in a completely new way and as I look forward to the brand new season, I can't help but reminisce over some crazy episodes from the past seasons that actually made me go what the f***!! © Netflix So, I am going to lay out some of my favourite episodes from 'Black Mirror' and if you haven't seen them or have and don't remember, it's time to watch them again, obviously before June 5th. (1) White Bear © Netflix This episode literally blew my mind. It's literal because I couldn't really get over how unusual and twisted punishing someone for a crime can be, in the near future and, of course, while you're on that subject you can't help but think of implementing this form of punishment for all the rapists out there. Come on, I am sure you've had that debate after watching this episode! Or do you have no idea of what I am talking about? Watch the episode! Watch the trailer here (2) The Waldo Moment © Netflix I believe politics is a farce to keep people busy from contemplating absolute anarchy, and this episode of 'Black Mirror' is an absolute juxtaposition of political trends from across the globe. The episode revolves around a bawdy cartoon bear, who's standing up for elections against a permanently enraged political candidate. Oh, the mighty satires this episode delves into. It's absolutely fantastic! Watch the trailer here (3) Black Museum © Netflix This episode certainly made me cringe in all my elemental glory! I mean, it was gory, with a technological wonder attached to it. A young woman visits an isolated museum, which collects memorabilia from different techno-crimes in the past and happens to meet the proprietor who gets into unique details about the whys and hows of three intense crimes that took place in the past. Little does he know the girl has her own ulterior motives. This story definitely sent shivers down my spine. Watch the trailer here (4) Hated In The Nation © Netflix This is the final episode of the third season and it should actually be re-named 'eventuality'. There are homicide robotic bees, an internet serial killer on the run, who is programming these bees to attack people and, of course, a detective who outruns him, towards the end. Why are the bees robotic? You gotta see it to know it. Watch the trailer here (5) Nosedive © Netflix Nosedive is actually and basically the world we live in, but in the future. What I mean is, it's a story about how we see ourselves vs. how we'd do anything and everything for acceptance and validation. Everything depends on the ratings you get as a human being, which is actually picking up in some parts of the world currently, which means the future is almost here. I've put this episode in my top favourites because it's a hard-hitting reality which we will have to face sometime soon. Watch the trailer here (6) The Nation Anthem © Netflix The absolute dark side to life and technology, the first ever episode of 'Black Mirror' depicted absolute gutsy feels, as Charlie Brooker put a daring proposition of the Prime Minister having *** with a pig to free a fictional princess in captivity. The alarming thing about this episode is people's rapidly changing opinion through social outfits aka technology used in social references and something unthinkable entering the realms of acceptance. Watch the trailer here (7) White Christmas © Netflix This episode was a Christmas special for 2014 and it should've been titled 'Dark Christmas' rather! Two men find each other for company at a remote outpost and tell each other three intense tales, without letting out any secrets, until you figure there's a mega-twist towards the end. This one's a special one and you must watch it. Watch the trailer here While I have only put 7 of my favourite episodes, there are a few more worth a mention for sure. But I'll leave it up to you to decide what you feel should top the list. Subjectivity FTW! For now, I am banking on the 3 episodes in season 5 and can't wait to see what Charlie Brooker has in store for us next.
  14. Finally! The OnePlus 7 Pro is officially here in all its glory. This time around, OnePlus went out of its way to build an ultra-premium smartphone that comes fully loaded with powerful hardware like Snapdragon 855 SoC, up to 12GB OF RAM, a 90Hz refresh rate display, 48MP Triple camera setup, and more. From its awesome new bezel-less design to the cool new pop-up camera, here's everything you need to know about the new OnePlus 7 Pro. © OnePlus The new OnePlus 7 Pro sports an awesome bezel-less design with nothing but just the display on the front. It's a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a QHD+ resolution and a 90Hz refresh rate. OnePlus managed to eliminate the notch by using a pop-up camera module. So, the selfie camera will now pop-up only when you need it. Internally, the OnePlus 7 Pro packs some really powerful internals. The phone is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. It's running OnePlus' OxygenOS based on Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. The device also has an in-display fingerprint scanner for unlocking and a USB Type-C port at the bottom that supports OnePlus Warp Charge 30. The OnePlus 7 Pro also packs a 4,000 mAh battery inside, and it also sports Dual stereo speakers, an upgraded vibration motor, and more. All the tech is packed inside a beautiful body that's protected by Gorilla Glass 5 on both the front as well as the back. © OnePlus Moving on to the optics, the OnePlus 7 Pro features a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor at the back with an f/1.6 aperture, OIS, and EIS. The main sensor is supported by an 8MP Telephoto lens with an f/2.4 aperture, along with a 16MP Ultra Wide Angle Lens with an f/2.2 aperture and 117-degree field of view. There's dual LED flash and 3x optical zoom with which you can close in to your subject. On the front, there's a 16MP selfie shooter with an f/2.0 aperture. OnePlus 7 In addition to the OnePlus 7 Pro that literally stole the show, we also got the new OnePlus 7. Unlike the OnePlus 7 Pro, the OnePlus 7 isn't a radically different from the last year's OnePlus 6T. In fact, it looks very similar to the 6T in terms of the design and it even packs the same display with a notch design. The changes have been made internally. The OnePlus 7 is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC just like the 7 Pro and it comes with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. In terms of the optics, you're looking at a dual camera setup just like last year. It's a 48MP + 5MP combo at the back, and there's a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. The phone will also come with 20 watts fast charge support. The OnePlus 7 will be available in two color variants i.e Red and Mirror Gray. Pricing & Availability The OnePlus 7 Pro will go on sale in India starting May 17, and you'll be able to pick one up from Amazon India or OnePlus retail stores in the country. The base variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro with 6GB RAM + 128GB storage will start at Rs. 48,999. You can also pick up the variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage for Rs. 52,999 or you can go all in and purchase with 12GB RAM + 256GB storage variant for Rs. 57,999. As for the OnePlus 7, the base variant is priced at Rs. 32,999. You can also pick up the 8GB + 256GB variant for Rs. 37,999. The OnePlus 7 will go on sale starting the same day. OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 © OnePlus Lastly, we also have the new Bullets Wireless 2 earphones. These new pair of earphones come with a slightly new design and a superior sound quality according to OnePlus. The company says you can listen to over 10 hours of music on a single charge and they also support the OnePlus Warp charge. The new OnePlus Bullets Wireless 2 will be available starting XX and they'll cost Rs. 5,999.
  15. Some people have stopped talking about 'Avengers: Endgame', but not us. It's been almost a week since the official spoiler ban was lifted by none other than the Russo Brothers and Chris Evans being just like his character, waited till then to share a lot of behind the scenes stuff from the biggest movie ever, unlike his fellow actors like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Pratt, and Elizabeth Olsen. Does that mean I can start posting set videos on Monday? https://t.co/X9c946pFW6 — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 2, 2019 Yes, the most responible one. Which is obviously WAY cooler than being the most handsome, funny, or talented. Take note, other Chrises. Losers. https://t.co/vG0JGheowM — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 3, 2019 So, I wanted to wait till Chris himself was done sharing a bunch of stuff from the sets of Endgame to compile a list of all of the BTS stuff, and here we go! Look at all the rule breakers, all the rebels. Video ban lifted! I guess I'm not the only one who broke the rules on this day of filming. (My camera work is annoyingly shaky) pic.twitter.com/D0f0e2PnXo — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 6, 2019 He was pacing himself. Last one for today pic.twitter.com/VL8cvo0VYz — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 6, 2019 All of their asses have been there. Fun day on set. pic.twitter.com/kL3WIztTNP — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 7, 2019 So cute. Part 1 pic.twitter.com/bpm8hVI3UL — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 8, 2019 Chris Hemsworth always steals the show. Part 2 pic.twitter.com/Vm5FNMvncr — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 8, 2019 Yep, that's it. This is like a Where's Waldo picture. I see Hulk, Antman, Thor, Hawkeye, Doctor Strange, Shuri, Okoye, and Falcon. pic.twitter.com/GuDwZEmegV — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 9, 2019 Umm. Halfway there pic.twitter.com/frBsW4x4hQ — Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 10, 2019 Now, it's RDJ's turn and we all know he does what he wants and has been sharing stuff since the movie came out. The one true feminist. View this post on Instagram #tbt #throwback #flashback to the #Women of @marvelstudios #mcu lunch I had the pleasure of hosting... #girlpower #epic #bts (ð¸ @jimmy_rich ) #TeamStark #thankyou good-times getting the ladies together... A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on Apr 30, 2019 at 11:29pm PDT He got everyone to sing happy birthday as well. View this post on Instagram #Happy 11th #Birthday to the 1st #IronMan film, released on this day in 2008... #TeamStark #thankyou (ð¥ @jimmy_rich ) A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 2, 2019 at 8:29pm PDT No, NO! View this post on Instagram ð #sassy #saturday @avengers #bts #TeamStark #thankyou (ð¥ @jimmy_rich ) A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 4, 2019 at 5:49am PDT Still can't get over the people who were photoshopped in. View this post on Instagram Infinity war / Endgame cast and crew assembled ... #TeamStark #thankyou Where's #waldo ? It takes a village ... (ð¸ @chuckzlotnick ) #flashback #throwback #tbt A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 7, 2019 at 3:47pm PDT Why is it so funny like this? View this post on Instagram #bts @avengers movie magic baby... #slomo ... It appears #thor aka @chrishemsworth slept like a baby during this take ... #flashback #chrisevans #captainamerica #thanos #keepaway #gauntlet (ð¥ @jimmy_rich ) A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 6, 2019 at 5:53pm PDT That fucking scene. View this post on Instagram #tbt #bts @avengers In the stills of the night... #TeamStark #thankyou (ð¸ @jimmy_rich ) #3000 #videovillage #flashback #throwback A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 9, 2019 at 10:12pm PDT Yes, we were all waiting for this moment. View this post on Instagram Stark and Parker reunited... #Spidey senses tell me a few of you were hoping for this moment... @avengers @tomholland2013 #peterparker #spiderman #bts #throwback (ð¥ @jimmy_rich ) #TeamStark #thankyou It's #movie magic baby... A post shared by Robert Downey Jr. (@robertdowneyjr) on May 11, 2019 at 10:11pm PDT Here's Chris Pratt with a video. View this post on Instagram I remember being blown away in this moment on the @avengers set. Nobody was allowed to film anything on their phones. I said screw it. No rule was going to stop me from seizing this once in a lifetime opportunity to capture this collection of stars, a groupthat likely will never be in the same room again. We are so blessed. A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Apr 29, 2019 at 12:57am PDT And, a selfie. View this post on Instagram Just really can't believe how well @Avengers is doing. And how good it is. I'm floored by all of it. I did the math... at about $12 per ticket, and a $1.2Billion 𤭠opening that's ONE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE who watched the movie in one weekend. I think. A post shared by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on Apr 29, 2019 at 1:20am PDT Chris Hemsworth dancing will make anyone's day. View this post on Instagram Flashback to a little lunch @robertdowneyjr threw while we were shooting @avengers. What can I say, the music took hold of me...not sure why nobody joined me, probably just intimidated ðºð»ð¤·‍âï¸ #chrisevans #paulrudd @renner4real @therussobrothers @markruffalo #scarlettjohansson A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on May 6, 2019 at 5:11pm PDT Another video from the brunch courtesy of Jeremy Renner where everyone shamed ScarJo for not attending. View this post on Instagram From a @robertdowneyjr hosted lunch where scarjo was NOT in attendance @therussobrothers @avengers @avengersendgamemovie @marvel @prattprattpratt @markruffalo @chrishemsworth @doncheadle #toomanypeopletotag #downeylunch #ð¹ #avengers #endgame A post shared by Jeremy Renner (@renner4real) on May 6, 2019 at 8:55am PDT Chris Evans being so pure, and Chris Hemsworth scolding Elizabeth Olsen. View this post on Instagram Couldn't be more proud to be apart of @marvelstudios ! The last five years have been the greatest journey. So proud of #avengersendgame ! Thank you everyone for the support ! A post shared by Elizabeth Olsen (@elizabetholsenofficial) on Apr 30, 2019 at 9:33am PDT
  16. The wearables space is populated with a ton of fitness bands. Obviously, the best fitness trackers from the likes of Fitbit, Garmin, etc. is going to cost you a lot, but you know what? You don't necessarily have to spend that much to get in shape. We've handpicked a few affordable options from around the internet, and these are the ones which we think are worth checking out: 1. Xiaomi Mi Band 3 © YouTube If you are in the market to buy a fitness band and if you're on a budget, then Xiaomi's Mi Band 3 is your best option. Carrying a price tag of Rs. 1,999, the Mi Band 3 is probably the best one you can get your hands on. For starters, it comes with a battery life that should last you around an entire month if you're going easy on it. It doesn't have GPS, but it comes with a bunch of other useful features like a heart rate monitor, tracking tech to count the steps you've taken, and more. It'll also show the incoming calls and message notifications, which a lot of other fitness bands don't offer. Seriously, there's a lot to like about the Mi Band 3, and the price tag only makes it better. 2. Honor Band 4 © YouTube Honor's range of fitness bands have gotten a lot better now and the new Honor Band 4 is a really good option. From a large 0.95 AMOLED Touch screen to features like Scientific Sleep Monitoring and Heart Rate Monitoring, the Honor Band 4 has everything. The Honor Band 4 is also water resistant for up to 50 meters, and it comes with a battery that can last for over 2 weeks. Just like the Mi Band 3, the Honor Band 4 can also show you notifications, so it's always a good thing. 3. Huawei Band 3 Pro © YouTube If you're looking for something a bit more sophisticated than the Honor Band 4, then you can check out the Huawei Band 3 Pro. Just like the Honor Band 4, the Huawei Band 3 Pro has a 0.95-inch AMOLED display with which you can interact with the band. The Huawei Band 3 Pro is also the only band in the list which has a built-in GPS along with a heart-rate tracker. The 24-hour real-time heart rate monitoring will take a toll on battery life, though. With Huawei Band 3 Pro, one can also get personalized exercise tracking, in addition to features like Trusleep scientific sleep tracking, and more. 4. Amazfit Bip © YouTube Amazfit Bip is the only tracker in the list which has a large screen that makes it look like a smartwatch. Some may even call it an Apple Watch clone because it looks very similar. However, it's not just the display that you should be attracted to. It features a battery that can last you for over 40 days on a single charge. It's simply amazing considering the fact that it has a lot of other features like GPS, barometer, geomagnetic sensor, ppg heart rate sensor, 3-axis accelerometer for activity, sports and sleep tracking, and more. It can also show you notifications, so you won't find yourself reaching out for your phone.
  17. Google announced a bunch of cool new Android Q features last night during the Google I/O 2019 keynote, and the update is now available for a bunch of smartphones. But before we check out the list of phones that will receive the update, here are all the cool new features of Android Q: Live Caption © YouTube Live caption feature, as the name suggests, will put an end to your subtitle woes. Yes, Google has revealed that this particular feature will take the words spoken in a video and display captions in real time. Live caption feature is not limited to just the videos you watch on, say, YouTube or Netflix, it can even show you captions in a video you've taken on your phone or any videos which you've received on WhatsApp, etc. So cool, right? Dark Mode © YouTube Yup, Android Q is getting a system-wide dark mode called 'Dark Theme'. So, the dark mode, besides making your phone look cool, can also help you get a little more juice out of your phone's battery. On Android Q, you'll be able to enable the dark mode by simply switching a toggle. New Gesture Navigation © YouTube Gesture navigation is something which Google had introduced with the last version of Android, but now, it's going all in. Honestly, we think it's very similar to the gesture navigation which we have on the iPhones. Here's how it works - In Android Q, there's now a thin, long white bar at the bottom instead of the 'pill and back button combo. You can simply swipe up from within an app to go home or swipe up and drag across to go into the multitasking view. To get to the app drawer, you can just swipe up from the home screen. To go back to the previous screen, you can swipe in from either side of the display. Yes, the new gestures on Android Q are very similar to Apple offers on the new iPhones, but it's not necessarily a bad thing because the iPhones gestures are fluid and they work like a charm. Permissions and Privacy © YouTube Much of the Google I/O keynote last night was about security and privacy features. Yes, Google seems to be taking the user privacy very seriously, and it shows with this new build of Android. The company has added a new 'Privacy section to settings, which will have a mix of different settings to let you take control of your privacy. There's a lot of ground to be covered in this section, but the gist of it all is that Google is very serious about user privacy and it wants the users to be on the front and centre of it all. Focus Mode © Google Google already introduced an extensive set of features to keep you away from the phone under the 'Digital Wellbeing' tag last year with Android P. Well now, the company is adding a new feature called 'Focus Mode'. This new mode is just like Do Not Disturb feature, except you'll be able to pick the apps that you find distracting or tempting, and shut them down for some time. It's a simple idea, but we think it'll users be more productive. Apart from the aforementioned features, Android Q brings a lot of other new things like Parental control, changes to notifications, the way the security updates are handled, and more. List of phones that can enrol in the Android Q beta - · Google Pixel 3, 3XL · Google Pixel 3a, 3a XL · Google Pixel 2, 2XL · Google Pixel, XL · ASUS Zenfone 5Z · Essential PH-1 · Nokia 8.1 · Huawei Mate 20 Pro · LG G8 ThinQ · OnePlus 6T · Oppo Reno · Realme 3 Pro · Sony Xperia XZ3 · Tecno Spark 3 Pro · Vivo X27 · Vivo NEX S · Vivo NEX A · Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G · Xiaomi Mi 9 If you have any of the devices mentioned above, you can now enrol for the Android Q Beta and check out all the new features.
  18. The month of Ramzan is when a lot of delicious food and delicacies are in an endless supply around you. There are no holds barred when it comes to different food choices that are available to you during this month, and it can get a little hard to stick to your diet. © Getty Images People who regularly go to the gym are caught in a dilemma. They keep asking themselves, 'Should I be sticking to my diet or should I go all out and get back on track after Eid?' How about finding a middle ground? You can almost always find a middle ground. Here are a few practical ways you can eat during Ramzan and not gain fat: 1. Set Your Goal As Maintenance And Not Fat Loss Or Muscle Gain Usually, one of the following two things happen during Ramzan: a. You gain weight hogging all the festive delicacies. b. You lose weight as the long fasting hours and the heat kill the hunger. Your goal should be trying to maintain your weight, and you can go a step ahead and track your calorie intake with the help of an app. You roughly maintain your body weight consuming 14 to 16 calories per lb. of your body weight. Multiply your weight (in lbs.) by 15 and that's your maintenance calories. For example, a 150 lb. man would maintain weight at roughly 2250 kcals. 2. Pick Foods On How Your Appetite Acts If you get hungry easily, pick low-calorie foods like egg whites, lean cuts of meat, whey protein, fibrous veggies, fruits, potatoes, etc. If you struggle to consume the calories, pick calorie-dense foods like whole eggs, fatty cuts of chicken, whey protein, biryani, kheer, desserts, etc. 3. Eat Adequate Protein To maintain your weight and muscle, it is a good idea to consume 0.7 to 0.8g protein per lb. of body weight. For example, the 150 lb. dude would need to consume 105 to 120 grams of protein per day. © Getty Images These foods can help with your daily protein intake - eggs, chicken, mutton, yoghurt, whey protein shakes, etc. 4. Try Not To Drop Your Calories Yeah, I know if you eat less and lose some weight, what would be the harm in that right? But the following things could happen if you eat fewer calories: a. You may be hungry through the day b. You may feel lethargic c. Your recovery may be compromised 5. Hydrate Yourself Even though the feeding window is extremely small, aim to get in at least 2.5 to 3 litres of water in your system, as it is essential for your system's functioning and you may be risking dehydration, as there is a good chance you may be dehydrated during the day. So. do this and ensure that you are in a good position to start putting in the work in the gym once the fasting days are over. Author Bio: Pratik Thakkar is the co-founder and director of GetSetGo Fitness, an online fitness company and the founder of Mars Nutrition, a nutrition supplement company. Both his companies are geared towards providing you with the right information and products without any false or fake claims. You can reach out to him at pratik@getsetgo.fitness and follow him on Instagram.
  19. Google announced the much-awaited Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL at I/O today in San Francisco and the smartphone is said to be a cheaper alternative to the flagship variant. The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with many features borrowed from the Pixel 3, including computational photography, exclusive software features and other technical specification updates. Here are all the details announced today at Google I/O: Design & Specifications © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with a 5.6" and 6.0” display respectively. The Pixel 3a has a full HD+ screen and a resolution of 2220 x 1080 while the Pixel 3a XL has a resolution of (2160 x 1080. Both smartphones come with what Google calls “gOled” panels and have an aspect ratio of 18.5:9 (Pixel 3a) and 18:9 (Pixel 3a XL). The display also has always-on functionality and can also display identified music playing in the background. The Pixel 3a comes with 3,000 mAh battery while its larger brother comes with 3,700 mAh battery. Both devices come with fast-charging capabilities and Google claims users can get 7 hours of battery life in a 15-minute charge. These specifications are powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 670 processor clocked at 2.0GHz and 1.7GHz. The SoC has been paired with 4GB of RAM and comes with Adreno 615 GPU. In terms of design, both smartphones use a polycarbonate body that looks identical to the Pixel 3 series with minor differences in quality. In terms of audio, the Pixel 3a/3a XL comes with Stereo speakers (1 front firing, 1 bottom firing). Both smartphones come with a 3.5mm headphone jack and a USB Type-C port for charging. At the back, the Pixel 3a/3a XL has a single camera setup and a fingerprint sensor. As for the front, the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL come with a noticeable top and bottom bezels and does not have a notch design. Cameras © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a and 3a XL have a single 12.2MP Dual-Pixel Sony IMX363 primary camera with an aperture of ƒ/1.8. The camera sensor has a field of view of 76° and 1/2.55" Sensor Size. The primary sensor has autofocus with dual pixel phase detection and optical + electronic image stabilisation. As for the selfie camera, the devices have an 8MP with an aperture of f/2.0. It has a field of view of 84° for wider selfie shots. The marquee feature of a Pixel smartphone is computational photography and the Pixel 3a series comes with the same features as the flagship counterparts. Notable features include Night Sight (Google's night mode), Top Shot, Super Res Zoom, Portrait Mode, HDR+ shots and a new Time Lapse mode. The Time Lapse mode will let users capture an entire sunset in just a few seconds of video that's great for posting on social media. According to Google “Time Lapse records a video by capturing anywhere from 6 frames per second to one frame every 4 seconds, to create the effect of a sped-up video at 30 frames per second.” Features © MensXP_Akshay Bhalla The Pixel 3a and 3a XL come with exclusive Google Lens features that we have already seen on Pixel smartphones before. With Lens, users can find similar clothing and home decor, copy and translate text, and identify landmarks, plants, and animals in real time from the camera app. Pixel 3a and 3a XL also come with Active Edge where users can squeeze the sides of the smartphone to launch Google Assistant. It works in addition with “Hey, Google” or “Ok, Google” and is an exclusive feature on the Pixel series. Users can also adjust Active Edge sensitivity when you first activate the feature (the first time you squeeze), or by telling the Assistant to “Increase Active Edge sensitivity” Pixel 3a and 3a XL also come with unlimited storage for images at high quality however it does not store images of the original quality. You will need to be a paying member of Google Drive in order to store the original file size of gallery images. India Pricing Details The Google Pixel 3a and 3a Xl will retail in India for Rs 39,999 and Rs 44,999 respectively. Pixel 3a users will get 3 months of Youtube Music Premium for free that is only valid for new Music/Premium users on Pixel 3a and 3a XL devices activated by September 30, 2019. Both Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL will be available in India on Flipkart from 15th May 2019 and will be availabel for registrations on 8th May. The Pixel 3a and 3a XL will be available in three colours i.e. Just Black, Clearly White and Purple-ish. We've been using the Pixel 3a XL for a few days and will be publishing our initial experience and a full review soon.
  20. HBO and 'Game of Thrones' actually made everyone's day yesterday when a single Starbucks cup appeared out of nowhere in a scene and became the most-talked-about cameo of the year. © HBO But, obviously that's not the first mistake the show has made and it probably won't be the last (yes, I know only two episodes are left but I think HBO is capable of pulling that off). Yes, it's a huge show with more people working on it than you can count, little mistakes are bound to happen. But then again, we can look at it in a different way as well - so many people are working on this show, there should be an equal amount of people to just pay great attention to all the minute details. Whatever the case may be, it's still funny to see stuff like this, so here's a bunch of hilarious accidents like the coffee cup or just straight up continuity errors: 1. Queen Of Wigs © HBO How many different wigs does a Khaleesi need? At least two, apparently, in just one scene. Yes, a lot of elaborate braided hairstyles will probably be hard to keep constant, but it does kinda affect the continuity, especially to people who pay attention to everything. 2. Sansa Is A Targaryen For A Hot Second © HBO Back in the first season, the opening credits did show the Targaryen sigil right next to Sophie Turner's name. Well, Sansa was a Lannister at one point, and now she's also a Targaryen. 3. Daenaerys Was Also A Lannister And Not A Targaryen At One Point © HBO Well, similar mistake, again. This time, it was the Lannister sigil that showed up next to Emilia Clarke's name. Well, looks like she should add another thing to her already essay-length name. 4. That One E-Mail Notification Apparently, you can hear someone receiving an e-mail in the scene where Margaery Tyrell visits the orphanage back in Season three. I honestly couldn't hear anything even after putting my ear literally on my laptop's speaker. But, enough people have heard it so, it is a legit thing. 5. Where Is Catelyn Stark's Hand? Kinda a minor little problem, but hey, it's still a mistake. 6. Melisandre's Necklace © HBO In season six, it's revealed that Melisandre's necklace is this magical thing that works as an anti-ageing serum for her. As soon as the red woman removes it, she turns wrinkly and old. But, a lot of people recalled that the continuity error with it since she was seen at least once without her necklace while taking a bath. 7. Stannis' Charger © HBO Yes, even though they live in a world with no electricity, they still need to charge stuff. 8. Jon Snow's Rubber Sword © HBO Okay fine, I agree it would be hard to carry around a large metal sword while shooting for long periods but someone should've made sure there wasn't a flaccid sword flopping around in the real scene. 9. Shireen Baratheon's Hair © HBO Back in season one when Ned Stark's head was still attached to his body, he found out about Cersei and Jamie's incestuous relationship basically because of the colour of the hair of all the Baratheon and Lannister children. Apparently, all real Baratheon children had black hair but Shireen is obviously a Baratheon with almost Lannister-like blonde hair. 10. Where Is Grenn's Sword? Bro, are you picking up the sword or not? Or did you just throw it a second after picking it up? 11. Dead Bodies Disappearing Yes, we've seen dead people walking around on this show but this obviously wasn't the case in this scene. 12. A Poor Knight Not Being Able To Handle The Sword So sad, everyone's doing it so swiftly and flawlessly while you're just struggling and hoping no one notices.
  21. Last evening saw the Times Prime presents MensXP 'Icons of Newhood' come to a grand conclusion amidst loud cheers and applause, as the one-of-a-kind event celebrating pioneers of Newhood, came to an end. The celebration was held at The LaLiT in New Delhi and saw some really special guests from the town in attendance. Times Prime presents MensXP 'Icons of the Newhood' was aimed to recognise, celebrate and award inspiring entrepreneur superheroes for their visionary achievements. As you might already know, people from across the country helped choose the winner in each category by casting their votes and the result is out for all of you to behold. Meet the winners for the Times Prime presents MensXP 'Icons of Newhood': Aspirational Icon of Newhood © mensxp Shantanu Deshpande of Bombay Shaving Company won the award for Aspirational Icon of Newhood. This award was meant for someone who refused to jump on the bandwagon. Someone who transformed the brand they are associated with and turned it into a completely new package. Thereby not only creating a brand that's popular with people, but also one that revolutionises the whole B2C landscape. The nominations for this category were Gautam Sinha (Nappa Dori), Shantanu Deshpande (Bombay Shaving Company), Shivan Bhatiya & Narresh Kukreja (Shivan & Narresh), Munbir & Sarah Chawla (Magnetic Fields) Social Media Icon of Newhood © mensxp Bhuvan Bam of 'BB Ki Vines' won the award for Social Media Icon of Newhood. This award was meant for someone who gave a 'face' to the 'book' of their brand/company. They brought people together in order to turn 'myspace' into 'ourspace' and 'linked(in)' them with the brand/company. The nominations for this category were Matt Chitharanjan & Namrata Asthana (Blue Tokai Coffee Roasters), Rajat Tulli (Happily Unmarried/ Ustraa), Bhuvan Bam (BB Ki Vines), Anuj Rakyan (Raw Pressery) Disruptive Icon Of Newhood © mensxp Nitin Saluja & Raghav Verma of Chaayos won the award for Disruptive Icon Of Newhood. This award was meant for someone who proved to be a real menace for market bullies and caused major hullabaloo, changing habits of existing consumers. They have shown how disruption is no more associated with disasters. The nominations for this category were Nitin Saluja & Raghav Verma (Chaayos), Vikas Bagaria (PeeSafe), Peyush Bansal (Lenskart), Anuj Rakyan (Raw Pressery). Brand Experience Icon Of Newhood © mensxp Vivek Sahni of Kama Ayurveda won the award for Brand Experience Icon Of Newhood. This award was meant for someone who has become a household name because of what they do. Their brand experience for the consumer comes across as well thought-out and is instantly recognisable, thanks to their branding genius. The nominations for this category were Ishaan Puri (White Rhino), Gautam Sinha (Nappa Dori), Vivek Sahni (Kama Ayurveda), Ritesh Malik (Innov8). Inspirational Icon Of Newhood © mensxp Sohrab Sitaram of Keventers won the award for Inspirational Icon Of Newhood. This award was meant for someone who never stopped believing in “Apna Time Aayega.” Not have they only never backed down against the face of multiple odds, but have also inspired an entire generation of thinkers. The nominations for this category were Keshav Suri (The LaLiT), Bhuvan Bam ('BB Ki Vines'), Rahul Singh (Beer Cafe), Sohrab Sitaram (Keventers). Culture Icon Of Newhood © mensxp Keshav Suri of The LaLiT/Kitty Su won the award for Culture Icon Of Newhood. This award was meant for someone who became an agent of change. They are living proof of the fact that a revolutionary can be jailed, but you can never jail a revolution. The nominations for this category were Keshav Suri (The LaLiT), Nitin Saluja & Raghav Verma (Chaayos), Vikas Bagaria (PeeSafe), Munbir & Sarah Chawla (Magnetic Fields). Icon Of Newhood © mensxp Bhuvan Bam of 'BB Ki Vines'' won the award for Icon of Newhood. The biggest award of the night, this award was meant for the one who is a complete package. They are at the helm of the power shift towards the millennial generation and resemble what it truly takes to be a success story in this day and age.
  22. Everyone knows that Robert Downey Jr has made Marvel and MCU what it is today with his exceptional portrayal of Tony Stark. For years, we've all been saying that this man has literally been carrying MCU and even he knows it for sure. Just look at his profile picture on Instagram right now! I honestly can't imagine MCU without him, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. But, today is not the time to get sad, it's the first 'Iron Man' movie's 11th anniversary and it's the perfect opportunity to celebrate Tony Stark. The most memorable thing about him though is his quips and one-liners, and we all know he loves his pop culture references. So, here's a list of some of the best dialogues that were delivered by RDJ so flawlessly as Tony Stark. 1. I am Iron Man The line that started it all. (And, ended it all as well, but more on that later) 2. Cheeseburger first What do you want after being in captivity for three months? A cheeseburger, of course! A great line from 'Iron Man' that is now a little too emotional after 'Endgame'. 3. I told you I don't want to join your super secret boyband Just imagine if the Avengers actually moonlighted as a boyband? I would go for every show, tbh. 4. Genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist Stupid question, Cap. He's way more than just a suit. 5. Doth mother know you weareth her drapes? A perfect burn, Tony doesn't care that Thor is a God, he will roast everyone. 6. We have a Hulk Loki's army vs the Hulk, we know how that worked out. Also, Loki saying that again at the beginning of 'Infinity War' was a great callback to this moment in the first 'Avengers'. 7. I'm a huge fan of the way you lose control and turn into an enormous green rage monster I think we all are, except for Bruce Banner, of course. 8. If you're nothing without this suit then you shouldn't have it As we established before, Tony is obviously much more than his suit and that's the lesson he wants his 'ward' to have in 'Homecoming'. 9. I'm sorry, Earth is closed today Sarcastic remarks, the perfect way to get some aliens to leave you alone, a lesson by Tony Stark. 10. Uh, he's from space, he came here to steal a necklace from a wizard Remember that 'badly explain a movie trend' on Twitter? Tony would honestly, excel at it. 11. If you throw another moon at me, I'm gonna lose it Yeah, one moon per person is the limit, everyone knows that. 'ENDGAME' SPOILERS AHEAD 12. You know what, give me a break, Steve. I just got hit in the head with a Hulk (Representational gif, if that's even a thing) Who can forget one of the best scenes from 'Endgame'? Cap fighting Cap and Tony getting hit by the Hulk. 13. I love you 3000 A very heartwarming and heartbreaking quote. Brb, crying. 14. Part of the journey is the end Okay, Tony had a lot of great moments in the movie, but now everything is just sad because the Earth has lost its best defender for good. 15. I am Iron Man Yes, we're coming full circle with his dialogues. I'm still surprised this almost wasn't in the movie but I'm so glad it made it. Also, he is and will forever be Iron Man.
  23. The battle we've all been waiting for since the end of time, has finally come to an end, and the Night King no longer exists to torment, torture and kill the living. The 'Battle of Winterfell' did get a mixed bag review, as some seemed to have really liked how things ended, while many were disappointed with the abrupt ending and no closure whatsoever. Even so, this was a final goodbye to most of the bad guys and some good guys in the episode and now, it's time to face the eventual enemy- Cersei, in King's Landing. © HBO We're not sure what lies ahead in the upcoming episode but we do know we're going to witness a lot of mind games, negotiations, hate and sarcasm along with a battle in all probability for the Iron Throne. While Cersei and Euron wait out the Winterfell folks, we're sure there are going to be many revelations about the Battle of Winterfell that'll come forth in this episode. © HBO For now, we have enough fodder with us to speculate what can happen in episode 4 of 'GoT' Season 8, since HBO is teasing us with pictures from the next episode, which came out yesterday. It seems like people in Winterfell are joyous about the victory and crushed about losing a lot of people. They're also planning the next big face-off and Dany seems quite content throughout. Here, take a look: (1) It's Time To Take In Suggestions And Decide What's Next. © HBO (2) Euron Definitely Wants To Get Into Cersei's Pants & Make A Baby But Knowing Cersei, Maybe She Has Other Plans? © HBO (3) See What We Mean By She Seems Content? © HBO (4) Folks At Winterfell Mourning The Dead. © HBO (5) He Truly Did Have The Weight Of The World On His Shoulders. © HBO (6) And There They Go, With Their Ships & Troops To King's Landing. © HBO (7) Here's Bidding A Final Goodbye To The People Who Laid Down Their Lives In The Battle Of Winterfell. © HBO (8) They Will Always Burn The Dead Now. © HBO So, there we have it. A glimpse into the upcoming episode 4. We know that Winterfell is mourning their soldiers and the others they lost. Jon and the gang are distraught, but they really need to think about the next possible strategy to defeat the enemy on the east coast of Westeros. Apart from that, the dragons and their mother seem fine. They have their fleet intact and are taking it with them to King's Landing. There's a saying that there's always a Stark present at Winterfell at any given point in time, so we're under the assumption that Bran may stay back? Well, let's find out on Monday, shall we? For now, have fun with these pictures and assume your best!
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  25. We go along idolising Indian Godmen because they make us see a path that we feel we're too inept to see on our own, and so we follow them blindly. If you're miffed at the fact that I keep saying 'we', let me remind you that a larger chunk of the population likes to believe in men and women who take an alternate recourse to 'discover God', bargaining a better life and worldly peace in return for their followers. © UTV Motion Picture I was once taken to 'Guruji's' shrine and my friend, who is still a staunch believer, asked me to look into his eyes while looking at his picture and get his blessings. She said I may see a visual of him, which means my prayers are answered and I am blessed with his indelible light. I didn't see him, of course, but I did see thousands of devotees staring away at his picture, some claiming they did see him floating about. I am not trying to disregard him or his teachings but this whole set-up seemed so overpowered with Guruji's teachings, that people wanted to believe that they can still see him, even though he passed away a few years ago. © Vicom 18 Motion Pictures These beliefs created by these Godmen work like nascent organisations, growing organically because people desperately need something to believe in and because their minds are so fresh for moulding, they fall prey to easy benevolent teachings of a self-proclaimed hand of God. Bapuji, aka Asaram Bapu, a self-styled Godman was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl, who was studying at his Ashram in MP. But what's shocking is that his devotees refuse to believe that he committed a crime of such grave intensity. For the longest time, his bhakts thought that Bapu was wrongly convicted but more such cases started coming into the limelight. © Twitter Now, a biopic based on Ushinor Majumdar's novel 'God of Sin: The Cult, Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu' is in the making and it's mostly going to be about Bapu's journey on becoming a cult leader, to his downfall and rape convictions. The film will be produced by Sunil Bohra, who has worked on 'Gangs of Wasseypur' and 'Tanu Weds Manu' among other projects. “I read the book and was taken in by lawyer PC Solanki who fought the case for the victims against Asaram Bapu for free. The two lady police officers — one from Jodhpur and the other from Surat — are inspiring, too. In my eyes, they are the real heroes. We will focus on these people and the rest will be based on facts. I bought the rights of the book last month. I have started meeting writers and shall lock the team soon. I want the movie to have an international appeal. The cast will be decided once the script is ready.” Majumdar disclosed to TOI. © Twitter We feel more books and movies should be released about Godmen and their falsehoods that they share with the world and make it temporarily or even permanently blind. There are a few movies Bollywood and independent cinemas that have been made in order to educate people on what blind faith really means and what it does to someone in the longer run. Here are 5 prominent movies based on false faith and Godmen that you should definitely watch to form a perspective: 1. Wild Wild Country © Netflix This Netflix documentary throws light on the controversial Indian Guru Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh and his personal assistant Ma Anand Sheela. The movie highlights the biggest case of bio-terrorism that took place in the world which originated from Oregon, where Osho had set up his practice. The movie also talks about Ma Sheela, who was the mastermind behind the attack, while propagating lessons of faith to the world. It's quite an eye-opener, to be honest. 2. Oh My God © Viacom 18 motion pictres Umesh Shukla's hilarious take on Godmen and their practices in the country is a must-watch. It stars Mithun Chakraborty and Paresh Rawal, who plays a middle-class atheist, who file a case against the Almighty when he loses his shop to an earthquake. You'll see the satire this movie is built on clearly. 3. MSG-The Messenger © Hakikat Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. I am only putting this out here for you to see how a self-proclaimed Godman, who's been charged for rape, has made an ostentatious movie that defies the norm of movie-making and culture. If nothing else, you'll see the contradictions of what he says in his movie as opposed to what he actually is in real life! The movie is based on his life and his quest to eradicate drugs and gender-related issues. It's propaganda mostly, although you can watch it for some laughs if nothing else. 4. PK © UTV Motion Pictures Aamir Khan plays an alien who questions the origin of faith, God, religion and Godmen. The movie will make you realise the importance of not being swayed easily by Godmen or anyone else! 5. Global Baba © Vijay Bansal This film didn't do too well but it surely has an important message to deliver. It talks about false faith and wrong beliefs in society instilled by Godmen and their followers. The idea was to detach people from blind faith and make them see otherwise. It's a must-watch for some clear-cut perspective for sure. The idea behind watching these movies is to not completely turn away from your faith and other beliefs. It's to make people realise that Godmen like Asaram Bapu exist as well and you just need to be careful and be open to perspective and viewpoints that can help make an objective decision for you.
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