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  1. There are directors who make thrillers or horror movies, there are directors who make psychological movies, then there is Bong Joon Ho who blows our minds away my mixing the two and creating twisted masterpieces that people start having identity crisis after watching it. South Korean directors especially Bong Joon Ho leave no stone unturned in bending our minds with their trippy plot twists and movies like Oldboy, Train To Busan and The Host is proof the same. Bong Joon Ho is the same guy who worked with Chris Evans in 2013 for the science-fiction thriller 'Snowpiercer'. BTW, he also made The Host and Memories of Murder which are till date counted in some of the best movies ever made. © CJ Entertainment Now the man is all set to create history as his film Parasite recently got nominated for the Oscars 2020. And not just one or two, but this movie has earned six nominations including Best Picture and Best International Film. The other nominations are Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design and best Film Editing. With this news Parasite also, reportedly, became the first South Korean movie in 91 years to get nominated for an Academy Award, and Bong Joon Ho became the first South Korean director to get nominated for this award. © CJ Entertainment But, first let's talk about the movie and why it's making so much buzz on global platform and I promise, my bias and love for Korean movies and K-Pop will not come in the middle of it. Parasite is a psychological thriller about a family who find themselves entangled in a vicious web of greed and class discrimination, which leads them on a murder spree in order to hide the lies they made up in the first place. Trust me, this is not your regular murder mystery and that's exactly what I love about Korean movies - they make you work your brain to figure out what's going to happen until the very end of the movie. However, this isn't the only time it made it big. Earlier, the film became the first Korean film to win the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival 2019. On Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a critic score of 99% and 8.6 on IMDb. At the 77th Golden Globe Awards, the film won the award for Best Foreign Language Film. Even if you don't believe my words, I am sure you will be intrigued by these reviews. We don't know whether the movie will win an award in any of the nomations, but we do know that it's one of the finest movies ever made and if you are willing to cross the barrier called subtitles, then this one has to be on your binge-watch list. View the full article
  2. It is often believed that in order to understand our future and the human life better, one always needs to look back into the past and learn from it. if the world history intrigues you but you are unable to find the time to scan through books and articles, here are seven historically accurate movies which depict the past exactly the way it was. 1. Das Boot This 1981 German war film follows a German submarine patrolling during World War II wherein the soldiers need to keep their morale high amidst a war-struck, sad, dying world. 2. 12 Years A Slave An Academy award winner for a reason, watch this movie to understand the heartbreaking struggle of an African-American man who ends up in Washington looking for a job, only to realise that he has been sold off as a slave. This movie depicts one of the most traumatic horror endured by a community which was subjected to immense racism and slavery. 3. Hotel Rwanda This film depicts the incidents which led to the horrific Rwanda genocide back in 1994. The movie follows the real life couple which saved the lives of their family members and gave refuge to thousands of tourists who were stuck there. The movie depicts how genocide and violence can affect human life. 4. Lincoln A gem made by the legend Steven Spielberg himself, this film chronicles the struggles of President Abraham Lincoln in abolishing slavery and reuniting his country during the civil war. 5. Flags Of Our Fathers Based on a book by the same name, this film depicts the American perspective of the battle of Iwo Jima and the famous photograph of American soldiers hoisting the American flag there. 6. Gandhi This historical drama chronicles the life of India's 'father of the nation', Mahatma Gandhi. It follows his journey in leading India's independence movement against the British empire in the 20th century. Richard Attenborough's brilliant direction got this movie an Academy Award for the “best picture” as well. 7. The Pianist A heart breaking biographical movie of a pianist named Wladyslaw who struggles to live life as he loses contact with his family in Poland during the war and finds refuge in the ruins of the war. The musical score serves as the perfect cathartic for the audience, in addition to the story line. View the full article
  3. MILAN: Sebastiano Esposito became Inter Milan´s youngest scorer in more than 60 years on Saturday when he hit the target in a 4-0 romp against Genoa, helping his side return to the top of Serie A. The 17-year-old put away a second-half penalty which made him the youngest Inter scorer since Mario Corso in 1958. Romelu Lukaku scored twice with Roberto Gagliardini adding another as Inter moved level with champions Juventus at the top on 42 points. Juve had taken top spot on Wednesday with a 2-1 win over Sampdoria before heading to Saudi Arabia where they face Lazio in the Italian Super Cup on Sunday. However, Inter are now in pole position courtesy of goal difference. "I just saw my mum in the stands and the goal is for her," a tearful Esposito, who is 17 years and 172 days old, told Sky Sport Italia. "I didn´t sleep at all last night (after he was told he would start the game). I spent the whole night thinking about what would happen today." The teenager also hailed Lukaku who gave him the ball to take the penalty even though he could have finished the game with a hat-trick. "Romelu is a fantastic person as well as being an extraordinary player. He told me, just go out there, make a decision and hit the ball." The defeat left Genoa, now without a Serie A win at Inter since 1994, second from bottom in the table, four points from safety after a 10th defeat this season. Lukaku opened the scoring after 31 minutes, heading in a cross from Antonio Candreva. Within a minute it was 2-0 when Lukaku teed-up Gagliardini whose shot was deflected off Cristian Romero and into the goal. Esposito added his name to the scoresheet from the spot in the 64th minute when Kevin Agudelo fouled Gagliardini. Lukaku´s gesture to his teenage teammate was rewarded when he hit a long-range drive which went in off the underside of the crossbar for his second of the night and his team´s fourth seven minutes later. "I saw him in pre-season training and he just looked like a little child, even his face seems so young," said Inter coach Antonio Conte of Esposito. "He has really grown in the last couple of months and he has a great future ahead of him." Cagliari suffered their first away defeat of the season, losing 2-1 at Udinese as their Champions League hopes suffered a blow. Rolando Maran´s side have now won just once in their last five games, claiming only a single point in their three most recent outings. Argentine Rodrigo de Paul gave Udinese a first-half lead before Joao Pedro levelled for Cagliari in the 84th minute. However, Ivory Coast international Seko Fofana restored Udinese´s advantage just a minute later to wrap up the three points. Earlier on Saturday, Fiorentina fired coach Vincenzo Montella with the club struggling in 15th in Serie A. Montella, a 45-year-old former Italy winger, managed Fiorentina from 2012-15 leading the club to two fourth-place finishes in Serie A before he was fired. After spells in charge at Sampdoria, AC Milan and Sevilla, he returned to Florence in April. However, Fiorentina lost 4-1 at home to Roma on Friday and have taken just two points from their last seven games.
  4. If there is one thing that 2019 gave us, it has to be some impeccable performances by Ayushmann Khurrana. He is one of the most bankable stars of Bollywood who takes the unconventional route and conveys a life-changing message with the movies he chooses to do. But that's not all about him. This talented actor's capabilities go beyond being exemplary on-screen. A look at his fashion game and you would know how he has evolved with his sartorial choices. His stylist, Isha Bhansali, makes it a point that all his looks have a story to tell. From his Dove Prince outfit to the one where he looked like a magician, we have to say Ayushmann's zany style is undisputed and we never forget to take notes. View this post on Instagram CONGRATULATIONS! ð . . @ayushmannk wins the Best Actor (Critics) Award. ðð» Wearing @gauravguptaofficial . . Styling @ishabhansali Lensed by @kunalgupta91 Assisted by @nishthaparwani . . Ayushmann managed by @disasterdsouza @yashrajfilmstalent Makeup @hinaldattani Hair @mohdjaved7639 . . #winner #awards #tuxedo #dapper #ootd #sharp #starscreenawards2019 #mensfashion #ayushmannkhurrana A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:11pm PST Recently, he bagged an award for the Best Male Actor (Critics) for Article 15 and Bala. But, what you also cannot miss out on is the appearance he made in a classic tuxedo. The suit that he sported was not the usual one you see but it had an extravagant edge that we just couldn't stop applauding. AK brought back the Rennaissance era with his style and it reminds us of history in fashion. View this post on Instagram THE RENAISSANCE MAN. . . @ayushmannk wins the Best Actor (Critics) award tonight! ð Wearing: Baroque Jacquard Tuxedo Suit: @gauravguptaofficial Patent leather brogues: @tomford . . Styling @ishabhansali Lensed by @kunalgupta91 Assisted by @nishthaparwani . . #tuxedo #baroque #couture #suit #dapper #sharp #mensfashion #ootd #gauravgupta #ayushmannkhurrana #starscreenawards2019 A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Dec 8, 2019 at 9:42pm PST View this post on Instagram THE RENAISSANCE MAN. . . @ayushmannk wins the Best Actor (Critics) award tonight! ð Wearing: Baroque Jacquard Tuxedo Suit: @gauravguptaofficial Patent leather brogues: @tomford . . Styling @ishabhansali Lensed by @kunalgupta91 Assisted by @nishthaparwani . . #tuxedo #baroque #couture #suit #dapper #sharp #mensfashion #ootd #gauravgupta #ayushmannkhurrana #starscreenawards2019 A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:18pm PST The Dream Girl actor was seen in an elegant attire by designer Gaurav Gupta. Recently, the ace designer showcased his impeccable couture collection at Indian Couture Week named undercurrent. All the garments had sculpting techniques used in most of the pieces. For menswear, Gupta included a lot of jacquards and Rubia fabric in bandghalas, sherwanis and tuxedos. As for Khurrana's outfit, the subtle print encapsulated in pastel hues added a traditional touch to his look. The velvet pants along with bow-tie brought the whole ensemble quite in sync. The shiny patent leather brogues further added an oomph factor. View this post on Instagram THE RENAISSANCE MAN. . . @ayushmannk wins the Best Actor (Critics) award tonight! ð Wearing: Baroque Jacquard Tuxedo Suit: @gauravguptaofficial Patent leather brogues: @tomford . . Styling @ishabhansali Lensed by @kunalgupta91 Assisted by @nishthaparwani . . #tuxedo #baroque #couture #suit #dapper #sharp #mensfashion #ootd #gauravgupta #ayushmannkhurrana #starscreenawards2019 A post shared by I S H A B H A N S A L I (@ishabhansali) on Dec 8, 2019 at 10:40am PST "For the recent awards, I made Ayushmann's look more traditional with velvet pants, patent brogues and a bow tie to top it off. The blazer was instant baroque love to me. Reminded me of what a Russian Czar or a Renaissance king would wear in his attire. Ayushmann is quite the renaissance man himself!" says his stylist, Isha Bhansali. Keep up the bold fashion moves, AK! View the full article
  5. The latest Weekend Ka Vaar episode of, Bigg Boss 13, showcased the host Salman Khan expressing his anger with the contestants' behaviour for the past one week. He said that the conduct of housemates has left him uninterested in the show. He also told everyone in the Bigg Boss house that he is concerned about his image as there are fans who only watch the show on weekends. He, infact, requested the housemates to not tarnish his image. In the latest episode, the 53-year-old host also said, “Bhad mei jaao tum log. This is the worst week in the history of Bigg Boss.” © Viacom 18 Salman gave chance to contestants Sidharth Shukla and Asim Riaz to explain about why they were fighting over apples and oranges. Besides, he also slammed Himanshi for her behaviour with Shehnaz without any reason, and told her that she shouldn't have entered the house if she had so many problems with Shehnaz. In addition to that, he also called Shefali's captaincy unfair and biased to which the housemates agreed. Shefali also received a lot of flak from the inmates for being a partial 'sanchalak'. Defending herself, Shefali said, “I had no personal interest in making anyone a captain. This has already ruined my friendship with Sidharth Shukla.” Salman, however, said that Sidharth wasn't wrong in his move and he won the task smoothly. © Viacom 18 Later, Shefali accepted her mistake and said that she wasn't vigilant. This week has left the viewers confused as the friendships inside the house have become unpredictable. Stay tuned to MensXP for all the latest updates. View the full article
  6. Aside from her bowling heroics,Mair also has an affinity for the bat. Photo: Central Districts Twitter New Zealand bowler Rosemary Mair may have bowled the most flawless over in cricket history when she returned figures of 4-0-4-4, including a...
  7. Photo: AFPTOKYO: Tiger Woods made golfing history on Monday by defeating home favourite Hideki Matsuyama to win the weather-delayed Zozo Championship by three shots.The 15-time major winner Woods finished 19-under par to equal US legend Sam...
  8. If your partner has been hurt in her previous relationship, you'll see signs that you don't see in people who have been happy and content in their love life. If you have been heartbroken or devastated in one of your relationships there are chances that you have the fear of past repeating itself on you. These issues can be tough to cope with for both you and your partner but the only way to overcome this is to work on it together. Here are five signs which show that your partner has had a history of toxic relationships: 1. They're Slow In Opening Up © Cine 1 Studios Depending on what your partner has been through in the past, there is a chance that there is a lot of personal work to do and if your significant other has trust issues there are chances that they are going to take a lot of time to open up. All you need is to be a little supportive and give them some time. 2. They Get Angry Quickly Toxic relationships often have high amounts of invalidation. If your partner gets angry easily or is short tempered, this is the right explanation that they may have gone through something really hurtful in their past. But this doesn't mean that they'd do whatever they want to or ill-treat you. The best way is to find a middle ground and see how both of you can work it through communicating properly. 3. They Don't Easily Trust You © Red Chillies ENtertainment They have major trust issues and give you a really hard time trusting you or believing you. So, it's best if you can give them some assurance and genuinely be honest with them. 4. They're Secretive They would expect you to tell them everything but they won't easily tell you most of the things. They will take a lot of time to open up and will only tell you their secrets when they trust you wholly. And trust us that time is far away! 5. They Can't Commit © Red Chillies Entertainment Someone who is wary of committing is someone who is scared that he or she will land back into the same situation again. They will try to mould you in a way that they want things to work according to them. It's best that you create some boundaries, be supportive, communicate and overcome the fears together.
  9. The greatest honour in the world of cricket, for which every aspiring cricketer lusts after ever since they first dreamed about playing for their country and their colours, the ICC World Cup trophy is designed to perfection and feels worthy of a championship winning team. Coming after the era of World Cups trophies which were named after the primary sponsors of the quadrennial tournament through the years, the current trophy is the sport's first ever permanent reward that first came into existence in 1999. But how is the silverware actually made? “To be involved with the Cricket World Cup, to help bring the piece to fruition, is a real privilege for a manufacturer, a British manufacturer as well,” Steven Ottewill, the Trophy Director said in an interview with the International Cricket Council. How do you actually make a trophy like the @cricketworldcup? Ahead of the #CWCTrophyTour, here's a peek into its manufacture! pic.twitter.com/M7QYWmrYm8 — ICC (@ICC) August 22, 2018 “The piece weighs about 11 kilos. Its height is 650mm tall. The base is a hardwood base – with any concept trophy, we have to render, draw to scale. We either draw freehand or pen work. That's the starting point.” Dimensions and calculations are taken extremely seriously while the trophy is designed. After all, it is not only about drawing a mere sketch on a piece of paper, now is it? “It's a lot of responsibility,” says Zoe Clarke, the Design Manager. “You need to be artistic, and try to produce a nice, organic looking design. But then you need to also have the math behind to work out how it's being made, and to the drawings.” The thickness of the three columns shaped as stumps and bails, the curvature of the two hollow semi-spheres that complete the large globe atop the cup and the small details present at the base of the trophy are very important to Ottewill. He does not settle for anything less than a shiny, scratchless, 100 per cent balanced cup. Ahead of the #CWCTrophyTour, we're learning about how the @cricketworldcup trophy was made. Meet David Bedford, the man who engraved the trophy. He talks us through an art that allows no room for error. pic.twitter.com/GODCqGygHN — ICC (@ICC) August 21, 2018 Probably the most essential feature of the cup has to be the detailed engravings on the central globe and Ottewill knows just the man to get that done. “It's been near on 50 years, it's been my life. And a passion too – my wife says, 'I don't think you'll ever retire fully',” says David Bedford, the Hand Engraver who got into this profession way back in 1965. “You must be able to draw. Anything we do, to be able to cut it, you have to be able to draw. It's all done free-hand first – drawn, then scribed, then cut. Drawing skills are essential,” Bedford says. “I've got a selection of cutters here that I use for different projects,” he says. “Some of these handles are probably 200 years old, maybe. You can pick a cutter up and it just will feel correct – it's in you, it's in your hands. Years and years of concentrating, you pick up a cutter and you can just do it.” What goes into the design of an iconic trophy like the ICC Cricket World Cup? Ahead of the #CWCTrophyTour, we asked the team who made it! â¶ï¸ https://t.co/RipOnE3pKG pic.twitter.com/2WwLdNaYcl — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) August 19, 2018 As far as tradition is concerned, the original trophy which is prepared every four years does not get out of the ICC head office in Dubai, ever. Its replica, however, goes home with the champions. These copies aren't exactly the same. While the original cup consists of the names of the previous champions and consists of the ICC logo, the replicas only have the current winner's name engraved along with the logo of that particular event. The craftsmen involved in the process of converting metal into such a masterpiece echo the emotions of millions of fans of the game when they laughingly say: “It has to be perfect,” as it truly is.
  10. Over the last few years, India has been on an all-time high when it comes to its indigenous productions and successes. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has a myriad of achievements to its credit, and a large number of them have made India proud across the globe. Yet again, the organisation has scripted history by successfully launching a satellite which will reportedly also double up as a counter-terrorism tool and help track terrorist movements, amongst a lot of other things. ð®ð³ #ISROMissions ð®ð³#PSLVC46 successfully injects #RISAT2B into Low Earth Orbit. Here's the view of #RISAT2B separation captured by our onboard camera Our updates will continue. pic.twitter.com/WUTBdNH2XJ — ISRO (@isro) May 22, 2019 Named RISAT-2B, which is short for Radar Imaging Satellite-2B, it is a super surveillance satellite which was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Weighing 615kgs, the satellite will also play an important role in the field of agriculture, forestry and disaster management support. ð®ð³ #ISROMissions ð®ð³ For those who missed watching the launch live, take a look at the majestic lift-off of #PSLVC46! Mission accomplished successfully! pic.twitter.com/Nec1XkQ7bt — ISRO (@isro) May 22, 2019 ISRO Chairman, K Sivan told the media that, "This is a very, very important mission for India. It is an excellent satellite with hi-fi earth observation (capabilities).” An HT report also suggested that the RISAT-2B, with its synthetic aperture radar, can observe Earth and the Indian borders all the time all times, even on a cloudy day. (We suppose now PM Modi wouldn't have to worry about others trying to attack India under cloud cover. Hehe!) © Twitter The satellite will stay in orbit for the next five years, and take over the responsibilities carried by RISAT-2. RISAT-2 had been used to monitor and thwart infiltration by terrorists across the Indian subcontinent. Furthermore, this was the 72nd launch vehicle mission from Sriharikota and marks ISRO's third launch in 2019. People cannot stop lauding the organisations achievements: Congratulations team ISRO. #Incredible_India ð®ð³ — IRONY MAN (@karanku100) May 22, 2019 Proud to be an Indian... Congratulations ISRO. U make every Indian feel more proud in every achievement. #JaiHind #ISRO — Pavithraa (@pavithra_pc) May 22, 2019 It's a great honour to you team isro...... — Roushan Narayan (@roushan_narayan) May 22, 2019 Congratulations @isro - Indian Space Research Organisation for successfully launching the highly capable #RISAT2B satellite that will equip our armed forces to increase vigilance at our porous & vulnerable borders. #PSLVC46 #ISROMissions #ISRO #GajananSays — Gajanan Krishna Maharajð®ð³ (@GajananAstro) May 22, 2019
  11. Back in the 90s, India got its first taste of the wonder called the internet. In 1995, India saw Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited (VSNL) launch the country's first public internet service on 14th August, and soon, emails and digital cameras followed. One fine day, they completely took over the reins from telegrams, letters and monochrome cameras, quickly becoming an integral part of our lives over the next few years. © Twitter So, quite naturally when PM Modi recently said in an interview that, "Around 1987-88 I used a digital camera for the first time. Very few had email at the time,” people went a little berserk over the details. The public was quick to step in and call out PM Modi on his “raw wisdom” pertaining to the correct dates and events in the country's 'digital history'. Economist Miss Subramanya tweeted about the incident thus, In 1988, even in the developed west, email was available to a few academics and scientists but Modi somehow used it in 1988 in India before it was officially introduced to the rest of us in 1995. ð³https://t.co/cq3nhRLEQJ — Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) May 12, 2019 Others like user Nehr_who, went ahead and elaborately laid out the timeline of how things unfolded back in the day. Mr Modi is the 1st PM to have 1. used E-mail service 7 years before it was launched 2. used Digital camera 8 years before it was introduced 3. Did the Air strike himself despite heavy CLOUD 4. Ate mango and kept wallet — PUNtweet Nehr_who (@Nehr_who) May 13, 2019 Now while the debates and discussions are still on, here are the basic facts related to the history of Email in India. PM Modi's History With Email Vs History Of Email In India The first ever recorded email exchange between two independent computer systems happened in 1971 when US programmer Ray Tomlinson sent a message from one computer to another. Indians studying and researching in the States at the time appreciated the ease of work and the future possibilities the ARPANET or the BITNET based emailing system brought into existence. © Twitter Rajiv Gavai, who was in the US as a postdoctoral fellow at New York's Brookhaven National Laboratory in the 80s, was so impressed with the process that allowed him to seamless work and share ideas with fellow researchers, that he wished to introduce emails to some of the leading academic institutes in the country. © Twitter Fast forward to 1986, a dial-up link for email exchanges was set up between NCST and IIT Bombay, and soon, all other ERNET partners, which included IIT Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Kharagpur and Madras, IISc Bangalore, National Center for Software Technology (NCST) Bombay and DoE, were on dial-up ERNET email service. © Twitter However, According to PTI reports, it was only in 1991 that the ERNET community in India crossed over 1000 subscriptions and multitudes of people began to use emails actively. Today, close to 627 million Indians are using the internet. No wonder people are having a field day at the Prime Minister's expense, and we feel a clarification is in need.
  12. After the epic conclusion of the twelfth season of the Indian Premier League, all eyes are on the ICC World Cup 2019 which will begin from 30th May 2019 with the first match between England and South Africa at the Oval, London, England. The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup is the 12th edition of ODI Cricket World Cup, scheduled to take place in England and Wales between 30 May 2019 to 14 July 2019. The tournament will consist of a single group of 10 teams, with every team getting the opportunity to play against each of the other nine teams at least once. The top four at the end of the group stage will go on to compete against each other in the semi-finals. ICC World Cup 2019: Team India Schedule: DateVersusLocation 5/6/2019 South Africa Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Hampshire, England 9/6/2019 Australia The Oval, London, England 13/06/2019 New Zealand Trent Bridge, West Bridgford, England 16/06/2019 Pakistan Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Stretford, England 22/06/2019 Afghanistan Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Hampshire, England 27/06/2019 West Indies Old Trafford Cricket Ground, Stretford, England 30/06/2019 England Edgbaston, Birmingham, England 2/7/2019 Bangladesh Edgbaston, Birmingham, England 6/7/2019 Sri Lanka Headingley Carnegie, Leeds, England All the league matches will start at 3:00 pm IST. India's History At ICC World Cups: India got to lift the World Cup trophy for the very first time under the captaincy of the great Kapil Dev in 1983. The victory was not only a great achievement for the 14-man-squad of the time but also for the countless generations to come as it added immensely to the popularity of the game in the country with more and more people not only wanting to watch cricket but also trying to get selected in the national team. 2011 was the year when Mahendra Singh Dhoni led the Men in Blue to winning the ICC World Cup for the second time, this one being in our own home-ground. With Sachin Tendulkar nearing his retirement, Dhoni in his prime and Virat Kohli just beginning to show his talents as a batsman, the 2011 Indian roster consisted of three of the most successful cricketers to ever play in the country's jersey. Now, with Dhoni taking Tendulkar's place as the team veteran and Virat Kohli in his top form and the leader of the squad, Team India will once again try to bring home the greatest glory there is in the world of cricket. 15-Man-Squad, Team India: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Dinesh Karthik (reserve wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, K. L. Rahul, Kedar Jadhav, Kuldeep Yadav, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, Vijay Shankar, Yuzvendra Chahal How can I watch Team India's World Cup matches? Star Sports Network have the rights to officially broadcast every match of the 2019 ICC World Cup. You can also catch the games like on the Hotstar website or mobile application.
  13. The world's biggest boy band, BTS scripted history at the Billboard Music Awards 2019 last night, by becoming the first ever K-Pop group to win the Top Group award. 190502 ð BTS just wins Top Duo/Group at 2019 Billboard Music Awards!! ð­ð­ GUUUUUYYS @BTS_twt BIG CONGRATULATIONS!! #TopSocialArtistBTS #BTSistheTopGrouppic.twitter.com/NnUPW1oAj5 — BTS National (@BTS_National) May 2, 2019 They also won the Top Social Artist award for the third year in a row, thanks to their unbelievably powerful and devoted fan base called the ARMY. It goes without saying that the fans completely lost it, not only in South Korea but all over the world, as this was a very important moment for them. A Korean group, making Korean music, competing and winning against noted international artists, is nothing short of incredible, and BTS' fans are on cloud nine and beaming with pride. “I'd say after today's BBMAs win 'Team work makes the Dream work', is the right phrase suitable for BTS because they have come a long way by their sheer hard work and talent,” said Twinkle Choudhary, one of the administrators of BTSindiaofficial. BTS, who were nominated for the first time ever in this category, won the Top Group award by beating out Dan + Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! At The Disco. © Getty Images The 7 members consisting of RM (leader), Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook walked up to the stage to collect the award amid the deafening cheers from their fans present there. “Thank you, ARMY. Still can't believe we're here on this stage with so many great artists, oh my God. ARMY, this is only possible because of the little things we shared together. The BTS and ARMY power, right? And we're still the same boys from six years ago. We still have the same dreams. We still have the same feelings; we still have the same thoughts. So let's keep dreaming the best dreams together. Thank you. I love you all," RM said in his acceptance speech. BTS also performed their latest single 'Boy With Luv' featuring Halsey at the BBMAs and it was incredible to see the sight of an American pop singer singing and dancing along with a K-Pop band on the prestigious stage. BTS & Halsey took the #BBMAs stage for a performance of "Boy With Luv" #BillboardNews pic.twitter.com/zvPpvvWCyv — billboard (@billboard) May 2, 2019 “I think a lot of people are really curious about the collaboration because obviously, the boys are from Korea and I'm from the States, but I think that we really show that despite what seems like a language barrier at first is really just kind of like unimportant when it comes down to a bunch of young people who really love music and who just love hanging out, and it really shows through," Halsey said at before the awards on the red carpet. © Getty Images BTS, looking dapper in Alexander McQueen, created a stir the second they landed at the awards and walked the red carpet, as besides fans, many celebrities began clamouring to take a selfie or just catch a glimpse of the boys. © Getty Images Now THAT's a photo.#UmusicBBMAs #Drake #BTS pic.twitter.com/KKaX7FEl7g — Universal Music CA (@umusic) May 2, 2019 Can they like... Collab????? @iamcardib @BTS_twt pic.twitter.com/b7eQsdG7KB — D â (@epiphanyxstyles) May 2, 2019 Me, @BTS_twt, and someone's hand. ð I tried. ð#BTSArmy #BBMAs #AGTonMay28 pic.twitter.com/wj7f3lZPiE — Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) May 1, 2019 OMG!!! First person I see on the red carpet is @BTS_twt!! #BTSArmy #BBMAs #AGTonMAY28 pic.twitter.com/7bDccaGHxD — Julianne Hough (@juliannehough) May 1, 2019 TERRY LOVES BTS! TERRY LOVES AWARD SHOWS!#BBMAs #AGTonMAY28 #BTSArmy #AmericasGotTerry pic.twitter.com/tEOgIy9NOm — terry crews (@terrycrews) May 2, 2019 TERRY CREWS SAYING BEING BEHIND BTS FEELS LIKE BEING BEHIND THE BEATLES... THE OTHER GIRLS CAN'T EEM SPELL GLOBAL IMPACT pic.twitter.com/UkSugkhKx3 — anna with luv (@TRlVlAMONOS) May 1, 2019 The Jonas Brothers, who were making their first red carpet appearance as a band in 10 years, could barely contain their excitement at the prospect of meeting BTS and said their “main goal was to meet BTS.” ð¹ Jonas Brothers live stream on instagram moments ago! #BBMAs pic.twitter.com/KbWtdWHX0y — Jonas Brothers News (@jbrosnews) May 1, 2019 Joe Jonas actually managed a fist bump with V during a performance, to which a very disappointed Nick Jonas responded by posting a clip of the moment to Instagram story saying, “When your brother gets a fist bump during your performance from BTS but you don't.” joe jonas interacted with bts and got married,,, maybe today's joe jonas is living his best life pic.twitter.com/tuCG5wNu15 — jo (@kookooT__T) May 2, 2019
  14. It's been 10 years since 'Game Of Thrones' has been building up to the battle with the 'White Walkers' from the very first episode of the series. It's been 8 seasons now and we finally got to see the battle everybody had been waiting for. 'The Long Night', aired yesterday and even though it was a directorial marvel for a TV show, it was lacking in almost every way. Many fans of the show were left disappointed simply because logic and story arcs didn't add up. If you haven't watched the episode, this post contains spoilers, so avoid reading further. Currently, the third episode of Season 8 sits at 74% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the third lowest rated episode in the show's history. Here's why we feel the 'Battle of Winterfell' was disappointing. There are plenty of plot-holes and some scenes defy logic based on what was set up in the very same episode. Here's our deep analysis: 1. The Night King's Death © HBO If you've seen the episode, you already know that Arya kills the Night King with her Valyrian “CatsPaw” dagger. Just to make it clear, Arya killing the Night King was a true badass moment and is a great example of women empowerment in movies and TV shows. In fact, many other franchises could learn a thing or two from this particular episode. Our problem has nothing to do with who killed the Night King, its to do with how Arya got there in the first place. Just a few minutes ago, Arya was involved in a stealth scene hiding from Wights by hiding behind bookshelves and under a table. In the scene, the wights could hear her blood drops hitting the floor and could find the source of the sound. A few scenes later, are you trying to tell us that a horde of silent wights and white walkers could not detect Arya jumping 30 feet to kill the nightwalker? They could not hear Arya sneaking around in the bushes or the snow? Considering that a few moments ago they could hear blood drops but not her sneaking around in the middle of all the White Walkers? You could say that she's been trained by the “Faceless Man” and may have acquired some mind-blowing stealth tricks, but the scene prior to that totally negates her abilities. 2. This Is 'Game Of Thrones', Not a Disney Movie © HBO The one thing that made 'Game Of Thrones' special was its ability to be bold, daring and risky when it came to killing off characters. The show has unexpected moments where it doesn't fear killing off key characters in the most brutal manner. That's what sets 'GOT' apart from other fantasy franchises. In 'The Long Night', possibly the biggest and most brutal battle in the show's history, almost every named character survives. From 60,000 souls defending Winterfell, only Jorah Mormont, Berric Dondorrian, Lyanna Mormont, Edd and Melisandre died? Are you kidding me? (c) HBO If there were at least double the deaths, this would classify as a classic 'GOT' episode. However, HBO opted to play safe and made sure almost all the main characters survive. This isn't a Disney movie, this is 'Game Of Thrones'. What defies logic is that Jorah Mormont, a skilled knight who defended himself from every Wight that came his way till the very end; died, but someone like Sam Tarly who was literally flat on his butt for the entirety of the episode survived? What were the show-runners smoking? Where is the logic? Where are the loremasters when you need them? Is this a result of simply rushing the TV show and playing it safe at the same time? © HBO We all know White Walkers have taken inspiration from just about every Zombie movie, TV show and book possible. We were expecting some of our favourite characters turn into a wight; which never happened. We expected one of the characters witnessing their loved one die and convert right in front of them and having to kill them. It would have been a very emotional moment but we never got to see that. It's the simplest trope you get to see in every Zombie movie but HBO never ventured that far. 3. There Was No Tactical Strategy © HBO In the history of warfare, when you are defending a siege, you do not break the line and send out the cavalry to sacrifice themselves in the battlefield. It seems like HBO probably did not use any warfare advisors for this episode as it's simply not logical to send out the cavalry to test your opponents. It's suicide and we got to see the very same thing happen in this episode. In 'The Long Night', the Dothraki were ordered to charge at the incoming onslaught. This move is called 'Custer' but generally ends up in major losses. 'GOT' could have taken a cue from other movies that have dealt with similar scenarios. For example, movies like 'Braveheart', 'LOTR', 'Kingdom of Heaven', and countless others all have similar scenarios where they defend a position and these movies depicted battles as accurately as possible. Hell, even in the 'Battle of Bastards' it was pointed out that charging at an enemy that outnumbers you is suicide. Seriously, I'm done. 4. There Was Nothing Long About This Night A TV series that has literally spent an entire season to kill major characters ended the most anticipated battle in just 82 minutes? I mean if 'The Long Night' is depicted in just 82 minutes then we need to re-define what 'long' really means. This was a battle that has been anticipated from the very first episode of the show and all we got was a disappointing end to the battle. HBO should have spent more time to depict one of the most epic battles in the show's history and not concluded the battle in just one episode. We wanted to see some epic fights, some emotional scenes and some shocking moments. We got to see none of that and many fans simply reacted to the episode with “meh.” 5. We Couldn't See A Thing #GameofThrones s8e3 spoiler without context pic.twitter.com/lw3ipGS4Zi — 9GAG (@9GAG) April 29, 2019 In the post-episode interview, the show-runners said that they wanted a realistic feel to the episode where everything was dark. What baffles me is that there's literally nothing real about 'GOT'. It's a fantasy fiction show where we deal with dragons, zombies, incest and whatever else you can think of. We wanted to see an epic battle depicting one of the most defining moments of TV history. There was no need for keeping the entire environment dark when you could simply represent it in many other ways. 'LOTR' did it in the "battle of Gondor", 'Avengers: Endgame' did it effectively in their final battle; then what was the need for keeping everything dark? A Redditor claims that HBO simply used this tactic to hide special effects. In fact, this episode probably didn't have enough extras to show off a horde of 100,000 wights. I mean why wouldn't you show off one of the greatest armies assembled in the history of TV? Why would you hide a majority of your special effects unless something is really wrong? Unless someone forgot to bring a lighting rig, I can't think of any other excuse for this goof up.
  15. For the first time in the history of the Indian Army, women will now be welcomed in an absolutely new role. The Indian Army recently issued an advertisement in the newspaper for recruiting women soldiers in the military police and this is a big step ahead for womankind in India. Three months ago, the government announced that women will be inducted in the force in the 'Personnel Below Officer Rank' (PBOR) category. The registrations online have already begun for inducted women as jawans in the corps of military police. This is certainly being seen as a breakthrough in the force as in simple terms, women were earlier only inducted as officers and now they'll be inducted as soldiers! © ANI According to the given advertisement, the application window for recruitment for soldier general duty will close on June 8th and we hope a number of applicants apply in the next one month. For the first time, Indian Army to start online registration of women for recruitment as soldiers into the military police, today. The project was mooted by General Bipin Rawat soon after taking over as Army Chief and given final approval by the Defence Ministry recently. pic.twitter.com/nIssIN62zX — ANI (@ANI) 25 April 2019 The project was first mooted by Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief General as soon as he took charge of the force. While the process follows a stringent protocol, the decks for induction were cleared in January 2019 after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam announced that the government has taken a historic decision to induct women in the military police and their roles would include investigating crime cases of rape and molestation and assisting the Army in field operations whenever required. Last year, Rawat had said that the process to allow women in combat was moving steadfastly and accordingly the Army chalked out induction of approximately 800 women in the military police. © ANI Currently, women in the Army are allowed in areas such as medical, educational, legal and engineering wings. The main role of women in military police will be to take charge of logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and maintaining movements of soldiers. The Corps of Military Police is responsible for preserving "good order and discipline and to prevent breaches of the same by persons serving in or attached to the regular Army", the Army says on its website. © Better India This is a really empowering step for womankind in the country, as it works on the fabric of equality between the sexes and we're nothing short of grateful it has finally been incorporated!
  16. From Ranveer Singh starrer 'Befikre' to Salman Khan's 'London Dreams', Bollywood has had its own memorable tryst with Paris' iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, which was engulfed in a major fire last evening. © Twitter One of Paris' most prized historical monuments, the cathedral bore over 850 years of invaluable history and heritage, a major part of which has been lost to mankind forever. The fire started at the upper levels of the Cathedral at around 6:30 pm, and close to 500 firefighters were deployed at the location. The moment #NotreDame's spire fell pic.twitter.com/XUcr6Iob0b — Patrick Galey (@patrickgaley) April 15, 2019 It took over five hours to get the fire under control, during which time two-thirds of the cathedral roof had been destroyed. However, the two frontal towers have been preserved. Even though there is no confirmation regarding the cause of fire, it is being anticipated that it could have to do with the ongoing renovation work in the cathedral. © Twitter People from all over the world have come together to mourn the loss, and the tragedy that has struck the historical treasure in Paris. World leaders such as Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have also expressed their grief and sadness over the incident. Notre Dame is one of the world's great treasures, and we're thinking of the people of France in your time of grief. It's in our nature to mourn when we see history lost – but it's also in our nature to rebuild for tomorrow, as strong as we can. pic.twitter.com/SpMEvv1BzB — Barack Obama (@BarackObama) April 15, 2019 My heart goes out to Paris. Notre Dame is a symbol of our ability as human beings to unite for a higher purpose—to build breathtaking spaces for worship that no one person could have built on their own. I wish France strength and shared purpose as they grieve and rebuild. — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 15, 2019 Bollywood too has had long associations with this historical monument, both as actors and as tourists. Here is how Bollywood is mourning this tragic loss: Arjun Kapoor Devastated on seeing the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral.. a piece of history turn to ashes.. Our hearts are with the people of France ⤠— Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) April 16, 2019 Bhumi Pednekar Woke up to the news of #NotreDameFire and my heart broke.Shattered.Having visited the cathedral a few times,there is a sense of loss..So much history...more power to the fire fighters that have done everything to save it ðð» pic.twitter.com/guhH8kCYx9 — bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) April 16, 2019 Neha Dhupia Feeling pangs of sadness ... as we mourn the sight of the #NotreDameCathedral going down in history and going up in flames :( pic.twitter.com/oc9tALcScy — Neha Dhupia (@NehaDhupia) April 15, 2019 Riteish Deshmukh This is a world tragedy #NorteDame -I have no words to express my sadness. To every Notre Dame lover - am so so sorry. pic.twitter.com/FcCQaN6qhI — Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) April 15, 2019 Raveena Tandon Omg . Terrible . Terrible . This is a horrible loss to history and ancient heritage. https://t.co/E2HPc6OgkO — Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) April 15, 2019 Boman Irani The Notre Dame tragedy is hard to watch. The people of France must be devastated. We hope and pray that its restoration will serve to heal.#NotreDame #Fire#NotreDameCathedral — Boman Irani (@bomanirani) April 16, 2019 Maria Goretti View this post on Instagram Before I left Paris, this is where I went to say bye and thank you . I spent a lot of time last year in this beautiful city . And sometimes I used to go and sit in front of the cathedral and just look at it , specially in summer when the lines were too long . Before leaving this year, I got a little angel from here that I always carry with me. I remember standing inside the cathedral and just did not take any photos, I stood looking at the huge window piece and knew that no photo would ever do this beauty of “our Lady “ any justice, so I just stayed in silence and took it all in, for the last time. This cathedral was a place of exquisite beauty, great history , intricate architecture and immense peace. And I'm heartbroken with the news of it's destruction , the fire destroyed the roof of the 850-year-old UNESCO world heritage landmark, it's spectacular Gothic spire collapsed as the inferno took over . #notredame #unesco #worldheritage #paris #peace #nofilter A post shared by MariaGoretti (@mariagorettiz) on Apr 15, 2019 at 7:15pm PDT Tamannaah Bhatia View this post on Instagram âªShe's been around for over 800 years not just as a testament of our history but also place for many that found their peace, hope and faith in. This iconic monument is an inspiration to artists across the globe and it's really sad to know that humanity has lost #NotreDame today. ⬠A post shared by Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks) on Apr 15, 2019 at 1:16pm PDT
  17. Even though we've studied about black holes and scientists know quite a bit about the phenomenon, mankind has never really seen one. We've never witnessed one and everything we know about the phenomenon is based on inference. However, this is all about to change today. © YouTube For the first time in mankind's history, we will be able to see a proper black hole thanks to the Event Horizon Telescope project. We will be able to see it for ourselves today at 6:30 PM IST and we suggest you don't miss this monumental event. It will be our generation's “Moon Landing” moment and we may finally learn more about the mysterious phenomenon. © Paramount Pictures_Interstellar The Event Horizon Telescope will be using a network of eight radio observatories and all of them have pointed at two black holes, i.e. Sagittarius A, the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way, and an even bigger black hole 53.5 million light-years away in Galaxy M87. Black holes are the most extreme environments for gravitational activity and are the best environment to test modern theories of gravity. It can be used to test general relativity and scientists expect the black hole to have a shadow in the form of a ring. This is based on Einstein's theory of relativity and if his theory does not hold, we can expect a different kind of shadow. How Can We Watch It? The live-stream of the event and the press conference is going to start at 6:30 PM IST and will be hosted on the National Science Foundation's official YouTube Channel. You can watch the live-stream below when it goes live. *Images for representational purposes only.
  18. There is an age-old saying in cricket: Catches win matches. As cliched as it sounds, it is surely the ultimate truth. A batsman can score a brilliant hundred, but it might be one crucial catch that could turn the game upside down. One crucial grab can strangle the opposition and let it stride towards a losing end. Over the years, we have seen some of the best fielders in the world in the likes of Mark Waugh, Jonty Rhodes, etc. But as the years passed by, these legends have left the game and now, it is being ruled by a new era of players who are equally good and capable of splitting a game wide open with their brilliant catches. The Indian Premier League has always acted as a pool of stunning catches and here we present you the top 5 catches in the IPL history: 1. Chris Lynn No matter how old it gets, the catch of Chris Lynn to dismiss Ab De Villiers will always be fresh in the minds of all IPL fans, and would surely go down as the perfect example for the saying 'catches win matches'. De Villiers was single-handedly taking the Royal Challengers Bangalore to a win against Kolkata Knight Riders when he skied a ball, in the final over, towards the path of Lynn standing near the boundary. Lynn slipped in the beginning but recovered well to set himself to take one of the most spectacular catches in IPL history. 2. Shane Watson & David Wiese Over the past few years, we have realised a fact that a partnership cannot only be seen between batsmen but also fielders. And just to back this statement, we have Shane Watson and David Wiese showing their outstanding awareness and prolific presence of mind during their match against Delhi Daredevils (DD). Shreyas Iyer of DD knocked the ball high but unfortunately couldn't manage the distance, just when Watson chased the ball over his head and managed to grab it, but as soon as he realised he's going to cross the boundary, he threw the ball in the air again, and this time, he put out an amazing dive to get hold of the ball right at the boundary line. These types of partnerships can be seen very often in modern day cricket but this was definitely one of the best you will see. 3. Ab De Villiers While Spiderman so far has been a fictional character, Ab De Villiers, on the other hand, has shown every sign of being one in real life. Renowned as a multi-tasker on the cricket field, De Villiers has been top class in his fielding abilities. Last year he took a stunning one-handed flying catch of Alex Hales who was batting for Sunrisers Hyderabad. A fantabulous jump on the right moment helped AB to grab the ball with one hand while making the crowd go insane. 4. Ricky Ponting Age is no bar for anything and Ricky Ponting proved the statement with his marvellous catch on the first ball of the Delhi Daredevils' innings. The Mumbai Indians skipper didn't even think twice before becoming a superman to take the catch of Unmukt Chand and showing him the way to the pavilion. The take by the former Australian captain became a major development right in the opening day of IPL season 6. 5. Trent Boult © Twitter One of the fastest bowler in the world, Trent Boult, clinched a breath-taking catch on the ropes of RCB skipper, Virat Kohli. The catch was a total unexpected beauty, as after grabbing the ball, Boult had to stop himself from falling over the ropes which was totally against the momentum of his body. But to our surprise, the New Zealand pacer didn't just keep the ball in his hands but also defied gravity to ensure he kept his body inside the ropes. Even Kohli was shocked by the stunner taken by Boult and kept his ground before realising that he had no choice other than returning to the pavilion.
  19. Cricket, with the arrival of white-ball cricket, has been more of a batsman's game than the bowler's. But many don't understand that bowling holds the same importance as batting. The Indian Premier League (IPL), over the years, has not only churned out brilliant batsman but some outstanding bowlers also. Jasprit Bumrah would be one such prodigy of the IPL. Keeping their importance in mind, let's have a look at the top five bowlers in the history of IPL on the basis of their wicket-taking ability: 5. Harbhajan Singh © CSK Harbhajan Singh being one of the most celebrated bowlers in the league's history has claimed134 wickets in almost 149 matches. Being with Mumbai Indians first and then moving toChennai Super Kings, the turbanator has had many ups and downs but has still been a part of the champions side for a mega four times. Currently with CSK, Bhajji will surely be looking forward to extending his supremacy. 4. Dwayne Bravo © AP The Carribean all-rounder, Dwayne Bravo has proven himself to be an asset with both the bat and the ball, ever since his arrival. Winning the title twice with MS Dhoni on his side, 2011 and 2018, DJ Bravo has been in sensational form for many seasons, earning 'the purple cap' twice (2013 and 2015), he has bagged 136 wickets in 122 matches played. Keeping his batting aside, the CSK megastar has a mind-boggling average of 23.06, the second after the rank one holder, Lasith Malinga. 3. Piyush Chawla © BCCI Another Indian in the lineup, Piyush Chawla has been an absolute blessing for any team he has been in, be it Kings XI Punjab or Kolkata Knight Riders. The right-arm leg spinner owns the spot of the third highest wicket-taker in IPL history with 140 wickets in 144 matches. Not just that, but the leggie also helped KKR get their hands on the title in 2014 by scoring the winning runs. 2. Amit Mishra © BCCI The veteran Indian leg-spinner, Amit Mishra, has given some outstanding performances with the bowl in his prime. Representing three times throughout his IPL career, the Haryana boy has picked up 146 wickets in a total of 136 games. Owning a record three hat-tricks in the tournament, Mishra has a chance to break Malinga's record of the highest wicket-taker in the upcoming season when he teams up with Delhi Capitals. 1. Lasith Malinga © BCCI Sitting on the peak, Lasith Malinga has bagged 154 wickets in mere 110 matches, with a staggering average of 19.01 and an excellent economy of 6.86. Always being the backbone of his team Mumbai Indians, the Sri Lankan pacer has helped them bag the title thrice, in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Making a comeback as a bowler in this year's IPL, let's see what other heights can Malinga attain.
  20. The biggest charitable initiative just took place in the country and we couldn't be more pleased with the mighty philanthropist. India's second richest man, Azim Premji, has given away 34 percent of his shares in a philanthropic commitment, which is Rs 52,750 crore ($7.5 billion), to support charitable causes across India, making this the most generous donation in Indian history. This definitely takes Premji's overall commitment towards his funding to a phenomenal Rs 145,000 crore ($21 billion), which includes 67% of economic ownership of Wipro Ltd. The Wipro chairman just made his foundation one of the biggest in the world with this generous initiative . © Twitter "He has done this (contribution) by additionally earmarking all economic benefits for philanthropic purposes, in approximately 34 per cent of the shares in Wipro Limited (current market value Rs 52,750 crore), held by certain entities controlled by him," - a statement made by the Azim Premji foundation. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Ford Foundation have investment assets for charities and development in India for about $40 billion and & 12 billion, respectively. Premji's generosity comes at a time when the 'super-rich' folks in India are giving less for charitable causes than they did five years ago, according to a recent philanthropy report conducted by Bain & Co. in 2019. Seeing the philanthropic activities of Bill Gates, Azim Premji... they are like Corporate Robin Hoods — George Philip (@sacredjobshr) 14 March 2019 Hats off to Mr Azim Premji for his unprecedented philanthropic activities & charitable contribution to the Society; his latest contribution of 7.5 billion US $ brings total to 21 billion US $; he still flies economy class, avoids costly cars & ostentatious displays of wealth.. — Vikas Pahwa Sr Adv (@vikaspahwasradv) 14 March 2019 The Azim Premji Foundation works to strengthen the education system in the country and also helps other not-for-profit organisations, working in the same sector through multi-year financial grants. The foundation works closely with a lot of state governments to improve the quality of education at a grassroots level. They are currently prevalent in Karnataka, Telengana, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Puducherry, Madhya Pradesh and the North-East. © Twitter The foundation helps building and scaling a network of institutions at district and state levels to help improve the overall condition of education in rural areas and small towns in a sustained manner. The next few years are scheduled and are going to be busy for the foundation, as they will focus on increasing the level of activity and work centred around education and they also may set up a foundation in the northern part of India, soon.
  21. Since its inception in the year 2008, the Indian Premier League (IPL) has become one of the most-watched sporting events in the world. Famous for its glamorous yet hugely entertaining nature, IPL has come a long way in establishing itself as one of the most viewed league in the world. The formula of blending a fiercely contested sport with an ever so vibrant Bollywood has proved to be a sure shot winner. Coming to the end of it and into the playoffs, THE top four teams, based on the points scored, qualify for playoffs. We are no strangers to the importance of finishing fourth in the English Premier League, as well. So, with IPL around the corner and the English Premier League nearing to a nail-biting end, we decided to take a look at top four most consistent IPL teams. Note: Teams with at least three seasons are taken into consideration. 4) Kolkata Knight Riders (50.63% Win Percentage) © Sportskeeda Probably the most glamorous IPL side, KKR got off to a rocky start in IPL. After a failure to finish in the top half of the table for first three years and deemed 'not good enough' by the experts, Shah Rukh Khan, with some careful yet clever management brought in players who were not only effective but highly ambitious. A change in captaincy along with the injection of some fresh names did the trick for KKR as they won their first championship in the year 2012 and repeated the feat in 2014. 3) Sunrisers Hyderabad (55.81% Win Percentage) © Sportskeeda Before you all commence the 'keyboard war' against us, we would like to point out the fact that Sunrisers Hyderabad have been a consistent performer, winning one IPL trophy, unlike the teams you support. Having begun their endeavour in the year 2013, Sunrisers Hyderabad made it quite clear that they mean business. After some shaky initial years, SRH went on to win it's maiden IPL Championship in 2013 under the leadership of David Warner and will be looking to repeat the feat again this year. 2) Mumbai Indians (56.9% Win Percentage) © Sportskeeda The only IPL team that has two proper nouns in its name, Mumbai Indians is owned by India's richest man Mr Mukesh Ambani. The team started under the leadership of God Of Cricket - Sachin Tendulkar. First few weeks of the inaugural season proved to be a headache for South-West based side as Tendulkar was suffering from an injury. But after his return and a 'dream crossover' opening partnership with Sanath Jayasuriya, saw Mumbai fire on all cylinders. What otherwise looked like a dismal season, proved to be the one to cheer for, after MI failed to qualify for semifinal by a single point. From that point on, the Mumbai paltan have never looked back and have Rohit Sharma's captaincy to thank for leading them to three IPL titles. 1. Chennai Super Kings (60% Win Percentage) © Sportskeeda Love them or hate them you cannot deny the fact that there has been no side as consistent as Chennai Super Kings. Their knack for qualifying for playoffs (semi-final earlier) made them look like Arsenal FC, who no matter how the season went, always crept into the top four at the end. We know they've been involved in a lot of controversies and even got suspended for two years from the tournament, but Dhoni's leadership and his vision to build a team with the perfect balance of youth and experience have reaped rewards, not only in IPL but in the Champions League T20 as well. Winning the former three and latter two times.
  22. Arguably the best T20 league in the cricketing world, the Indian Premier League, is back with its 12th edition along quite some changes in the team names and their squads too. We have witnessed new records replacing the old ones, and with the addition of newcomers and the shake-up of the experienced ones, this year's IPL also has a high probability of breaking all records from the past seasons. One of the most difficult records to break would be that of the highest total, which is currently possessed by none other than THE Royal Challengers Bangalore, scoring a mammoth 263 runs in mere 20 overs against the Pune Warriors with the help of a 'Gayle storm' at the Chinnaswamy Stadium during the 2013 season. Let's go through all the highest total ever scored in IPL history: Royal Challengers Bangalore's 265-5 Vs Pune Warriors (2013) © BCCI RCB was reckoned to be one of the most lethal teams in the history of IPL till they were backed by the trio of AB De Villiers, Virat Kohli, and Chris Gayle. In their years together, this trio has gone on to play some magnificent knocks, and the score of 265 being one of them. April 23, 2013, would have been a normal day for everyone if Chris Gayle wouldn't have decided to score a monstrous 175 of just 66 deliveries, consisting of 17 humongous sixes and 13 fours. With Gayle registering the highest score in T20 cricket, Pune Warriors could only manage to post 133, paving the way for Bangalore to earn the record of the biggest IPL victory in terms of runs (130). Royal Challengers Bangalore's 248-3 Vs Gujrat Lions (2016) © Facebook@RCB After putting up a gigantic total of 265 on board in 2013, RCB seemed in full mood to replicate that innings but this time, with ABD and King Kohli on the field. After registering the highest total in the history of IPL, RCB bagged the position for the second highest total also by posting 248 on the scoreboard against Gujrat Lions in the 9th edition of the league. This mighty total was courtesy 'Mr. 360 Degree' who was not out on 129 and skipper Kohli who contributed 109 runs in the total. Chennai Super Kings' 246-5 Vs Rajasthan Royals (2010) © AFP The title holders of 2010 IPL, Chennai Super Kings, produced a spectacular show against the Rajasthan Royals, posting 246 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium on April 3, 2010. The special knock was played by the home lad Murli Vijay as he scored a brilliant 127 off meagre 56 balls with 11 sixes and eight fours. Vijay's score that year was the second highest after Brendon McCullum's 158. He also became the third Indian to score a century in an IPL match after Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan. The way Vijay hammered the Australian trio of Shaun Tait, Shane Warne and Shane Watson, it seemed like he was playing in some local league. He slaughtered the Royals bowlers, who failed in every attempt to make a comeback during the game. Kolkata Knight Riders' 245-6 Vs Kings XI Punjab (2018) © BCCI Kolkata Knight Riders were one of the star performers of the 2018 IPL and their newly discovered opener, Sunil Naraine was in itself the biggest surprise of the season. Throughout, he kept performing with both, the ball and the bat. In the battle against Kings XI Punjab, Naraine once again opened the innings and blasted the bowling line up of Punjab by scoring a quick 75 in 36 balls with the help of four 6's and nine 4's. Once he was gone, the baton was handed over to Dinesh Kartik who went on to score a decent 50, posting 245-6 on the scoreboard. Kings XI showed good character and almost reached the target, but in the end, could register only 218 runs on the board, eventually losing the match by 18 runs.
  23. For a team that recorded historic win in Tests before winning the ODI series Down Under, the Indian cricket team got a stark reminder of Australia's capabilities in the first Twenty20 International (T20I) following their three-wicket loss in Visakhapatnam. Barring KL Rahul, none of India's batting superstars stepped up as they stuttered to a mediocre total of 126 runs. The Indian bowlers tried to put up a brave fight despite few runs to play for, but in the end, Umesh Yadav's 14-run final over saw Australia to eke out a thrilling win and allowed them to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20I series. Going into the 2nd T20I, the Indian cricket team needs to put their best foot forward as they take on the visitors in the must-win clash at the M Chinnaswamy stadium in Bengaluru. But, while the hosts aim to bounce back in a bid to level the series, some of India's biggest superstars will also fancy notching up individual records. © BCCL The likes of Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma are all in fray to etch their name in the history books with the potential individual records they can achieve during the 2nd T20I on 27th February. Rohit is on the verge of shattering the record for most sixes in the shortest format. The Mumbai batsman has slammed 102 sixes in 86 T20I innings so far. He is just two 'big hits' away from overtaking the likes of Chris Gayle and Martin Guptill who are currently tied at the top in the list of most sixes in T20Is. The 31-year-old is already leading the list of Indian batsmen with most sixes in T20Is. The nearest person to his tally of T20I sixes (in India) is Yuvraj Singh who boasts of 74 maximums in 51 innings in the shortest format. He is way ahead from the likes of Dhoni and Kohli who have 49 sixes in 84 innings and 48 'big hits' in 61 innings respectively. © BCCL Both, Kohli and Dhoni might be behind Rohit in the list of most T20I sixes, but, going into today's clash, the duo will be seen competing in a race of their own. The two cricketers are on the verge of bringing up a half-century of sixes in T20Is. And, with Dhoni needing just one and Kohli requiring two 'big hits', it'll be interesting to see who reaches the milestone first. While the individual milestones wouldn't really be on their minds, these three vital cricketers will be eager to produce an improved performance to help their side level the T20I series against Australia today.
  24. Australian wizard and bowler Glenn McGrath is not too famous for his sledging skills unlike his fellow teammates Ricky Ponting and Andrew Symonds, but he is known for the presence he commanded with his extremely nerve-wracking deliveries that more often than not used to stun the poor batsmen of his time. Having put up some of the most impressive numbers throughout his well-documented career, McGrath boasts of a brilliant 24/8 bowling innings in the first Test match between Australia and the visiting Pakistani team. Although not having enjoyed much success in the Twenty20 International format of the game, 'Nobby' McGrath did have a brilliant 29/4 spell with Delhi Daredevils during the opening season of the Indian Premier League against Rahul Dravid's Royal Challengers Bangalore at Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla cricket stadium in 2008. However, McGrath's greatest bowling figures were recorded on this very day, exactly 16 years ago in a World Cup group stage match against the Namibian cricket team that had qualified for the World Cup for the very first time and hasn't qualified ever since. 7 overs. 4 maidens. 7 wickets for just 15 runs! ðª#OnThisDay in 2003, @glennmcgrath11 took a stunning 7/15 against Namibia in Potchefstroom - the best bowling figures in @cricketworldcup history! ð pic.twitter.com/U9DtBeThuE — ICC (@ICC) February 27, 2019 In the 2003 match, having won the toss, Australia decided to bat first. With the help of their big hitters like Matthew Hayden and Andrew Symonds, the Aussies were able to build a huge total of 301 runs for the newcomers. When the innings switched, it was showtime for McGrath, the pacer. Striking early in the first over itself, Mcgrath was able to dismiss the Namibian opener AJ Burger and it was a cakewalk for Team Australia ever since as the opposing batting-order spiralled around his bowling. In just seven overs, McGrath was able to bag a total of seven wickets giving out just 15 runs. These stats have been recorded as the best bowling figures in the history of ICC World Cups. Australia went on to win the 2003 World Cup after defeating an All-Star Indian cricket team with players like Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and Virender Sehwag building the core of the roster. McGrath dismissed three of India's batsmen in the final.
  25. The 2019 Oscars were an interesting blend of performances and winners and thankfully, a lot of predicted winners got their due and the much awaited golden lady as well, including none other than Lady Gaga who surprised and wowed the audiences last year when she teamed up with Bradley Cooper for 'A Star Is Born' and gave us the musical we deserved. Her performance and the original track 'Shallow' were already being touted to be award winners and well, they didn't disappoint. Lady Gaga performed 'Shallow' with Bradley today during the event and people had goose bumps all over again! #LadyGaga and #BradleyCooper heated up the 2019 #Oscars with an intimate performance of #Shallow ð¤ð https://t.co/ZRtqdIm2Wv pic.twitter.com/d4BAP9dHEb — People (@people) February 25, 2019 The beautiful lady has now her first ever Oscar and not just that, this win also elevated 'Shallow' to become the most awarded song in the history of music out there. An #oscars winner is born. @LadyGaga thanks Bradley Cooper in her Best Original Song speech: "There is not a single person on the planet that could sing this song but you." https://t.co/s33NYiYKqy pic.twitter.com/CMz3MOzbgR — Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 25, 2019 The song has won over 32 awards so far, including a Grammy and also a Golden Globe, breaking the record of Beyonce's 'Formation' and MJ's 'Thriller'. Lady Gaga has come a very long way from her 'Poker Face' and 'Bad Romance' days and this is the result of true hard work. Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper's “Shallow” now claims the title for the MOST AWARDED SONG IN HISTORY with 32 awards so far, which include a Golden Globe, GRAMMY, and Oscar! Congrats @ladygaga! ðâ¤ï¸ pic.twitter.com/ZpFkDUubmH — LG Updates (@LadyGagaVegas) February 25, 2019 Watching @ladygaga get the respect she deserves 𥰠â¨ðð»What a talent.. she acts , sings & writes with her whole heartâ¤ï¸ #Oscars — Reese Witherspoon (@RWitherspoon) February 25, 2019 We'll always remember Lady Gaga this way. â¤ï¸ #Oscars pic.twitter.com/vR3gwNNKms — E! News (@enews) February 25, 2019 Lady Gaga is now the FIRST artist in HISTORY to win an award at the Golden Globes, GRAMMYs, BAFTAs, AND Oscarsâ within the same award season! pic.twitter.com/4Bald15tHv — LG Updates (@LadyGagaVegas) February 25, 2019 While we are very happy for Lady Gaga but sad for Bradley who has been nominated for the Oscars 7 times but is yet to win his first academy award, we can't help but name him the next Leonardo of Oscars.
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