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  1. Sanjay Gupta is all set to return to what he loves doing the most, making gangster dramas. The popular director, who is completing his 25 years in the industry, announced his upcoming movie, 'Mumbai Saga'. Sanjay has a knack of getting a stellar cast on board for his projects, and his next is no different. For those uninitiated, 'Shootout At Wadala' was the last gangster drama he directed and now, he has donned the director's hat yet again for his upcoming movie. Gupta's 'Mumbai Saga' traces the evolution of Mumbai from Bombay. It will cover the events that led between the 80s and the 90s, as the city underwent a major transformation. 'Mumbai Saga' will feature John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte among others in significant roles. MensXP got in touch with director Sanjay Gupta and we asked him how did he manage to pull off such a casting coup. On this, he told us, “To be very honest, it was very easy to get all of them on board. See, this is one of the advantages when you're a part of the industry for long 25 years as you can get your work done on phone. I just spoke with them over a call and everything just happened smoothly. We were not planning to announce it now but then the marketing team decided that it's the best time because I will be completing 25 years in the industry. It was pretty simple and I am very much grateful to all my actor who had the faith in me.” Our first cinematic take on gangster drama #MumbaiSaga is set in 80's & 90's notorious era. Happy to collaborate with @_SanjayGupta backed by power cast @TheJohnAbraham @emraanhashmi @bindasbhidu @SunielVShetty @rohitroy500 @GulshanGroverGG @prateikbabbar #AmolGupte@TSeries pic.twitter.com/KoEus0Q0E8 — Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) June 14, 2019 So, there's this preconceived notion that getting a number of male actors on board for a movie is easier than getting female actors tagging along for a project. We asked him if he believes in this idea. “I don't really think there will be any issues. Fortunately or unfortunately, I never had the challenge to do so. I would be in a better space to speak about it when I will be making a remake of 'Charlie's Angels' (laughs),” said Gupta. Sanjay asserted that 'Mumbai Saga' is one of his most ambitious projects till now. Well, the idea behind the movie is to show how things panned out for the city when the mills were eradicated from the landscape. We asked him how did he zero down to this idea for the movie. Elaborating on this, Sanjay said, “I was working on 'Shootout At Wadala' and I got in touch with Hussain Zaidi to come on board with me as a writer on this project to do some research. He had mentioned about some characters and that intrigued me. When I went deeper into researching about them, I realized that there's this explosive story which hasn't been told, which is how the landscape of the city changed from Bombay to Mumbai over the years and that only happened when the mills were shut down giving space to the malls and high rises. It all happened because of the nexus between mill owners, the underworld, politicians, and the cops and that's why I needed an ensemble of actors in my movie.” Considering the 80s being the backdrop, we somehow thought if Dawood's narrative would be a part of the movie. But, Sanjay clarified that the movie primarily focuses on Hindu gangsters. “The story starts after Dawood left Mumbai in 1984. The movie will focus on the events between the mid-80s to the mid-90s. It's more about the resurgence of the Hindu gangsters, mainly Maharashtrians.” They rose from the streets of Bombay to rule Mumbai. Presenting #MumbaiSaga 1st Look@TheJohnAbraham @emraanhashmi @_SanjayGupta @itsBhushanKumar @SunielVShetty @bindasbhidu @prateikbabbar @rohitroy500 @GulshanGroverGG #AmoleGupte @tseries @Whitefeatherfilms pic.twitter.com/c93bhAYa7v — Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) June 14, 2019 Further, into the conversation, we took Sanjay a little back to the time of 'Jazbaa'. Despite having Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan on board, the movie fell flat at the box office. We asked if the failure of 'Jazbaa' affected the director. “It did really upset me and when I look back, I know what went wrong. When the trailer of 'Jazbaa' released, it did find the connect but after that, it all went downhill because of the way the marketing team promoted it as they had no clue. It's not a coincidence that all the marketing team professionals who were working on 'Jazbaa' have been fired today. Aishwarya was playing a mother and before the movie was about to release, they wanted to show her as someone who has just come from the 'Dhoom' sets which sent a wrong message to the people. It was a marketing fiasco but again, I am not saying it was a great movie and I am taking the blame. But, then there are some bad movies with great marketing that work wonders but then you have some movies that fall flat because of the marketing and 'Jazbaa' is a prime example of that,” said Gupta. From his debut as a director with the 1994 film 'Aatish' to his projects in 2019, the industry has been completely revamped and things have changed drastically. We asked him about the changes that the industry should still imbibe. On this, he told us, “I don't know what changes the industry should imbibe, but the biggest change that has come is in these two words, 'likes' and 'dislikes'. Suddenly, the whole industry is perception-driven and everything is about what's the perception of people about you, or how popular you are and what's your brand value. It has taken away the basic tenet of entertaining. There has been a resurgence of UP cinema as I say but those are the stories from the heartland and should be shown. But, having said that, why are we shying from big-budgeted actioner and movies? Even if I make a masterpiece, there will be a few critics or reviewers who wouldn't like it and I have learnt to live with it, but this will not deter me from making the movie I want to.” Now that he is completing 25 years, he summed up his journey for us. “My journey has just started and I have done things in the past that I feel I could have done in a better way but I have no regrets. It has been a wonderful journey and it has made me a better provider to my family,” he said and signed off.
  2. Virat Kohli is arguably the best ODI batsman in the world of cricket for the past year or so and has enough silverware to support this argument. 2018 was probably his best year as a professional athlete ever since he was picked as one of the Men in Blue in 2008 and slowly escalated to become the leader of the team late in 2014. Having said that, the Delhi born had made a name for himself as a bit of a hot-head in the early years of his cricketing career and when he was made the captain of such a prestigious and famed team, people began to criticise his overzealous attitude and inability to control his temper. Indian fans of the game thought that Kohli's abusive language on the field brought disgrace to the uniform he wore, the same uniform that all-time great skippers like Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni had donned so proudly in the past. But according to the skipper, ever since Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he tied the knot in December 2017, his methods of both playing the game and leading the team have changed for the better. Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017 “You become extremely responsible in your life and you start putting things into perspective a lot more. It has not only made me a better player and a better captain but also a better human being outside the field,” said Virat Kohli about the changes in him after marriage, in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). And surely, the 30-year-old has transformed his etiquette as a cricketer and put a lid on his anger, especially under pressure situations and foreign soil in the presence of a hostile audience. Be it bowing in front of a shrewd Australian crowd or asking the cricketing fans to stop booing Steve Smith (for the sandpaper gate in South Africa) and urging them to cheer for him instead for the brilliant cricketer that he is, Kohli has taken a 180 degree turn. Sure, there are times when Kohli lets one or two 'gaalis' out in excitement or frustration, but that's the competitive nature of an elite sportsman that will not (and should not) ever get away from him.
  3. Shirts for men are wardrobe must-haves, but the question of how to wear them always stands in the way. We've gone from a basic white shirt to versatile printed options that add a perfect spin to your casual and work hours. Available in multiple styles, get ready to swap the usual shirts for these relaxed, summer essentials that we are literally banking on. 1. Striped Shirts A striped shirt looks good on pretty much every guy. Think pinstripes, vertical stripes and Cabana stripes. Give a gentle nod and wear these shirts with a pair of ankle length grey trousers or opt for pleated pants. __ECOMPRODUCT__8__ 2. Floral Shirts Granted, florals are for summers, but if wearing them still seems daunting, we have got an answer you were looking. Start with smaller printed floral shirts to let your style sink into its vividness. As far as trousers are concerned, you can take it up a notch with linen trousers, ripped jeans or blue denim. __ECOMPRODUCT__9__ 3. Quirky Prints Believe us, an assortment of quirky printed shirts will do a good deed. It's always a good idea to refresh your style and what better way than shirts that light up your mood instantly. To achieve a quick win for and step out of your comfort zone, pair these shirts with vibrant or pastel hued to bring an element of interest to your attire. For a desk to dinner look, wear them with white trousers. __ECOMPRODUCT__11__ __ECOMPRODUCT__10__ Try these shirts for a playful aesthetic that's super stylish and comfortable at the same time.
  4. The twelfth edition of the ICC World Cup in England & Wales has already started to frustrate participating fans and teams - all because of persistent rain and poor weather conditions. While the quadrennial event has enthralled us with memorable moments this year, its rain-hit ties has equally left everyone annoyed. As many as four games have already been affected by rain wherein two have been abandoned, one led to no result and another was concluded via Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. But, it seems there's no stopping to rain disruptions in the ongoing World Cup anytime soon. In yet another frustrating day for both the teams and fans, persistent rain at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, first, delayed the start of India's much-anticipated clash against New Zealand and, then, forced it to abandoned. In a match that pitted two unbeaten sides in the tournament, India and New Zealand, despite their bid to secure two crucial points, had to eventually settle for one apiece. While the Kiwis remain at the top of the table with seven points, the Indian side climbed to the third, behind Australia (six points) with five points in their kitty. Reuters In a single-group format, akin to the 1992 edition, losing key points, due to rain, could have drastic implications on a title aspirations of the participating nations. And, while rain-hit ties can dent the chances for some of the strongest sides, it can equally prove to be a blessing in disguise for the weaker ones. For instance, take a look at Sri Lanka. Arguably one of the weakest sides in the tournament, the Lankans were humbled by the Kiwis comprehensively in their opening match. Having lost two points early on, the Lankans found themselves in a spot of bother after Afghanistan bowled them out for 201 runs. But, a rain disruption worked to their advantage and a revised target of 187 runs in 41 overs (D/L) proved a tad too difficult for the Afghans. After recording their first points in the tournament, the Lankans were surely not the favourites to come out on top against Pakistan. But, again, poor weather conditions came to their rescue and handed them a key point as the match got abandoned without a single ball being bowled. The story of their fourth match was pretty much the same against Bangladesh as heavy rainfall saw another game getting abandoned. Reuters Though some might argue that the Lankans could have defeated Bangladesh in their last match. But, the fact that the Tigers had earlier defeated the mighty South Africans should somewhat tilt tie in their favour, if not completely. So, in four matches so far, where the Lankans would've probably garnered two points (giving Bangladesh the benefit of doubt), rain disruptions have allowed them to secure four. Now, coming back to India's clash against New Zealand. Given the fact that the 'Men in Blue' have secured wins in as many matches, the rain washout shouldn't really have a major implication on their World Cup title dreams. They already have four points in their kitty and sharing a point with the Kiwis will now make it five with six games still to go. In the coming days, India will be seen locking horns with Pakistan (16th June), Afghanistan (22nd June), West Indies (27th June), England (30th June), Bangladesh (2nd July) and Sri Lanka (6th July). Out of their remaining six matches, India, given their form, probably need to just worry about England. Reuters While the likes of Pakistan and West Indies cannot be taken lightly, we reckon, the two teams will find Team India too hot to handle in their upcoming fixtures. In the other ties, India should easily see off the likes of Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Expecting them to lose to England (quite an ask for the hosts though), India should secure 10 points from their remaining six games - which should be good enough to propel them into the knockouts. On the other hand, the weather predictions for India's next six matches paint a different picture altogether. Their clash against Pakistan at Old Trafford in Manchester is expected to get disrupted by some showers. The weather prediction for their clash against Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton is cloudy, with some showers. Reuters Their tie against the Windies at Old Trafford, Manchester might see a rare afternoon shower. Thankfully, there are showers expected during India's much-anticipated match against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham as the weather predicted is sunny and a bit cloudy. The clash against Bangladesh might witness a shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon in an otherwise cloudy day. And, India's final group match against Sri Lanka at Headingley, Leeds is expected to be a bit cloudy, with some showers predicted later in the day. Well, we can all have our permutations and combinations, but what eventually will unfold in India's remaining group games cannot possibly be predicted - neither on the basis of weather predictions, nor in terms of anyone's past performances. Sadly, just like Virat Kohli & co, we all have to wait and watch while keeping our fingers crossed.
  5. What do you wear to office? ANSWER: Wear what you want, but don't make it boring. If your corporate guidelines are relaxed, here's how you can make your workwear fun.
  6. After a long wait of years, the belated arrival of India's MeToo movement finally took its flight. It all started with Tanushree Dutta opening up on her ordeal in front of the world and without any hesitation, she said it was Nana Patekar who harassed her on the sets of 'Horn Ok Pleasss'. Tanushree became the torchbearer of the movement. Post her big revelation, many women came out of their closets to share their horrifying and gut-wrenching tales. For those who have been waiting to know the verdict of Tanushree and Nana's case, let us tell you that it's in favour of the veteran actor. Yes, you heard it right. Nana has got a clean chit in this case and we wonder if this is how the cases against in the men in our country are dealt with. The Mumbai Police has told the local court that they would not be able to prosecute Nana Patekar in this case as there was no proof which held him behind the bars. So, Nana walks out as a free man with no one questioning the whole hypocrisy behind it. Tanushree Dutta alleged harassment case against Nana Patekar: Nana Patekar's lawyer, Advocate Aniket Nikam says, "The entire allegations against my client were false from the inception. My client is innocent and justice will be served." (file pic) pic.twitter.com/c2zjRcZFzP — ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019 Nana Patekar's lawyer, Advocate Aniket Nikam has given a statement to ANI which reads as, “The entire allegations against my client were false from the inception. My client is innocent and justice will be served.” We wonder how would Tanushree Datta react to it. What's your take on it? Let us know in the comments below.
  7. A word like 'ripped' has probably never ever been used to describe Arjun Kapoor (no offence), but there's always a first for everything and now, it's his time to shine. Just an hour ago, Arjun Kapoor shared a couple of pictures of himself, as proof that he's been hitting the gym. I guess that's what happens when you're dating someone as fit as Malaika. View this post on Instagram Warrior mode on !!! #panipat A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on Jun 12, 2019 at 3:46am PDT He looks ripped as hell and yeah, that's all good for him but we just want to know how and when? I mean, he has never looked like this before so it should be a new thing, but literally every picture he has posted recently, he looks nowhere as fit like this one. View this post on Instagram Smile... because it's easier not to... Smile... because they expect u not to... Smile... because there are more reasons to than not to... Just Smile. #wednesdaywisdom A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 29, 2019 at 2:21am PDT Can you just turn into that overnight? Please share your secrets Arjun, I'm already sick of going to the gym and it's only been four days. How can you go from this in May- View this post on Instagram Favourite pose... playing dress up for my #saturdaynight !!! #BelvedereStudioB @belvedere_india A post shared by Arjun Kapoor (@arjunkapoor) on May 11, 2019 at 2:11pm PDT To this in June? Warrior mode on !!! #Panipat pic.twitter.com/LSTgIXHSxt — Arjun Kapoor (@arjunk26) June 12, 2019 Did you sell your soul? Well, even if he did, I guess it's worth it. Just look at all the comments. I still want to know the real reason behind this overnight transformation, tbh.
  8. Shorts are one piece of clothing that men of all ages must have in their closets. No matter what the occasion, they can be a part of the ultimate outfit, no matter what sort of a fashion statement you are trying to make. And, if like Varun Dhawan, you have the physique and the legs to rock them, even better. Take notes, guys... 1. Dress According To Your Strengths © Instagram/varundvn Just look at him and tell us you don't envy that. You can't, can you? Varun, in these white ripped denims and white and blue trainers, goes on to show how you can flaunt your legs, as well as your washboard abs by dressing right. On a side note, who would've thought wearing denims to a gym would actually work? Kudos Varun, way to go! 2. Loose Fits Are Dope © Instagram/varundvn A loose-fitting pair is the key to a super hip look. Pair it with an oversized jersey, and matching trainers, and you have the ultimate athleisure trifecta. And if you can add on a sports cap or a beanie, well, that's the cherry on top of an ultra-hip athleisure sundae. Just make sure that the pieces you pair are loose-fitting, not overtly oversized. That just does not look good. 3. Consider Your Colours © Instagram/varundvn As awesome as Varun looks with his pet, his outfit simply takes the cake here. Pairing a denim jacket and pair of coloured shorts worked wonders for him. Add to that, the fact that his sneakers happen to match the primary colours of his outfit. That was just a masterstroke. We seriously suggest that you go for something like this for your next casual outing with your gang of bros. 4. Khaki Shorts Can be Funky © Viral Bhayani Earthy tones and hues do not necessarily have to be all sober and uncool. Case in point would be this distressed khaki shorts, that Dhawan pairs with a black suede jacket and flip flops. Looks perfect for a lazy evening spent around, or a casual dinner with your gang. What's more, because this look is rather simple and subtle, you can always add an element or two to funk things up a bit. Like Dhawan's flip flops. 5. Prints Are Fun © Viral Bhayani The pair of shorts that Varun wore to Sonam Kapoor Ahuja's birthday bash was a class apart, along with the way that he combined his outfit. A maroon shirt with embroidered and printed flowers, with a white denim shorts, with abstract print stains? Count us in. A rather cool and artsy look, the sombreness of the outfit gets offset thanks to the ragged edge of the short and the blue NHL cap.
  9. Yes, tonight will be the best night of the year to take a good look at the world's largest planet. Jupiter, the Earth and the Sun all line up in a row tonight, making up for prime viewing opportunities. Not just that, Jupiter is also said to be at its closest to us tonight, which means, you can even see four of its moons i.e. Io, Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede if you have the right gear.Photo: © YouTube (Main Image) © NASA The cosmic event, dubbed 'Opposition' will occur at 6 PM EST, which is around 3.30AM according to the Indian Standard Time. You can expect to see the planet shinning bright like a jewel around the same time. According to the stargazers at NASA, this event only happens once every 13 months. So, if you miss out on taking a look at the Jupiter tonight, then you'll have to wait 13 months again to get a chance to see it up close. Of course, you can always check out the planet with the help of the images captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is currently orbiting the massive planet, but there's nothing like taking a good look at the thing with your naked eyes. © Reuters Also, if you happen to have a good telescope, then you can also nerd out by spotting things like Jupiter's individual cloud bands and its characteristic Great Red Spot. But that's just optional. You'll still get a good view without any special equipment whatsoever. Enjoy!
  10. E3 kicks off today with EA Play but the company has already made the release date of FIFA 20 official. The game is all set to launch on September 27 but the publisher did not divulge any other more information about the upcoming game. Tonight's EA Play will be the platform where the company will reveal more details about the game; however, we do know some details that will make the game a bit better. 8.6.19 https://twitter.com/hashtag/FIFA20?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#FIFA20 https://twitter.com/hashtag/EAPLAY?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#EAPLAY https://t.co/aHA9Vq8fg6">https://t.co/aHA9Vq8fg6 https://t.co/TEKuEU7ACW">pic.twitter.com/TEKuEU7ACW — EA SPORTS FIFA (@EASPORTSFIFA) https://twitter.com/EASPORTSFIFA/status/1136648999073529856?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 6, 2019 EA did, however, confirm some gameplay changes that will make the game better than FIFA 19 this year. The most crucial change comes is in the AI defending mechanics as the company wants to put more emphasis on manual defending rather than letting the computer do it for you. EA plans to increase the likelihood of the ball going to your teammate after a manual tackle on your opponent. Automatic defending will also be affected as the efficient and reaction time will be reduced. This will let players hone their defending skills and depend less on the computer for defending. (c) Electronic Arts In terms of shooting, EA wants to improve accuracy during one on one or easy attacking scenarios. Goalkeeper's reaction times will also be reduced in these type of situations in order to give it a more realistic approach to defending and attacking. FIFA 19 players have complained in the past about keepers having “Superhuman" reaction times. Even when shooting, the green timed shots are also being reduced to two frames for all shots. The green timed shots are also becoming less accurate to increase the challenge of scoring a goal. EA did, however, reassure players that green timed shots will "still be more accurate than non-timed shots.” (c) Electronic Arts EA is also working hard on making the shooting and passing more realistic were volleys will be more variable, and less accurate. In terms of passing, if you pass a ball while doing a 180° turn, it will be a weaker pass than normal and also be less accurate. New passing options are also being introduced i.e. a new dinked pass where it won't be automatic anymore. It will be more contextual rather than be user-controlled. The other new passing option will be a driven pass-and-go feature which will replace the manual pass button combo.
  11. While the Indian cricket team are currently in England, putting in their blood and sweat in the attempts of winning the third World Cup trophy in their cricketing history, it seems as if their passion for the game is not enough for the young kids of Gopalganj, Bihar. A couple of days ago, two minor kids in Dhodhwaliyan village of Kuchaikot police station area of Gopalganj, got into a bit of a scuffle during a gully cricket match. However, unlike a typical sporting spat, one of the kids shot his friend in the chest and his neck, leaving him in an extremely critical condition. The kid with the gun then ran away and successfully escaped while firing the pistol, while the injured minor was rushed to the Sadar Hospital nearby, wherein he is fighting the battle of life and death. The Police were, however, successful in getting a statement out of the victim and are actively looking for the shooter. According to a Jagran report, the victim, Pradyuman Singh, was walking down the streets of his village late in the evening when the accused, Priyanshu Pandey's father beat him up for the spat that took place earlier in the field. Meanwhile, Priyanshu arrived with a pistol in his hand and shot his friend once in the chest and once in the neck, as revenge. That's how crazy people are about the game of cricket in India. The passion and zeal to win even a small irrelevant game can make the competitors do absolutely abysmal and horrible things to each other. Make no mistake, we are, in no way, promoting such violent behaviour. We hope the young lad has a speedy recovery and gets back on the field quickly while the wrongdoers are caught and appropriate action is taken.
  12. Owing to a violent partition, the prevailing Kashmir conflict, political and cross-border tensions, India and Pakistan, over the years, have developed a complex and largely hostile relationship. Their topsy-turvy relations have also given birth to one of the most extreme and intense sports rivalries in the world, making their duels in the sporting arena much more than just ordinary contests. The current scenario is no different. The recent cross-border strikes eradicated any hope of resuming the bilateral ties between the two countries. And, the sporting bodies of both India and Pakistan are now completely governed by the political stands of their respective governments. Ahead of the ongoing ICC World Cup in England & Wales, there were calls by some Indian political leaders and cricket pundits to boycott Pakistan at the mega event. But, luckily for the cricket fans, the calls for boycott subsided and the much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan will go as planned on 15th June. © Reuters In a more recent case, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has sought permission from the government to host the Pakistani women's cricket team for a One-Day International (ODI) series this year. Now, given the current mood in the country, the decision to host Pakistan at home is expected to leave many baffled and disappointed, especially after what the nation endured earlier this year. The chorus of keeping politics and sports aside has been doing the rounds over the years. And, it does make sense. For the countries who can't seem to see eye-to-eye, what better way to mend tarnished relations than using cricket, a sport that grips the populations of the two countries, as a platform to bring people together. Now, while that might seem a little far-fetched at the moment, the latest plea of the Indian cricket board is more on the lines of safeguarding the interest of its women's cricket team, than going against the mood of the nation. © Reuters The BCCI is seeking the government's approval to host the Pakistani cricket team for an ODI series as a part of International Cricket Council's Women's Championship - a tournament that will determine India's qualification for the Women's World Cup in 2021. The ICC conducts the Women's Championship where teams need to play each other on a home and away basis. The points system of this tournament further determines the ranking of the teams to qualify for the World Cup. The likes of Australia, England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa and Sri Lanka will be playing the ICC Women's Championship - a tournament that involves home and away tours over a span of two-and-a-half-years. The top four teams and hosts New Zealand will qualify directly for the ICC Women's World Cup in 2021. The remaining three teams will have fight for their World Cup spot in the Qualifier in 2020. © Reuters The Indian cricket board faces a tough challenge in getting the nod due to the prevailing political tensions between India and Pakistan which has prevented any bilateral series between the men's teams for six years now. In a letter sent to the sports ministry, BCCI general manager (cricket operations) Saba Karim explained the Indian cricket board's situation. "As per the schedule of the event, BCCI is to host Pakistan women's team for at least three ODIs in India between July and November. BCCI would like to seek necessary permission from the government for India before giving its consent to ICC on this subject," the letter, accessed by TOI, read. It remains to be seen whether India will have to forfeit points if the series is not cleared by the government, or the BCCI will host Pakistan at a neutral venue like UAE. But, if the government approves the bilateral series, it will not only help the Indian women's cricket team to stay in contention for a coveted tournament like the World Cup, but will also help in bridging the ever-increasing gap between the two neighbouring countries - a vital opportunity to kill two birds with a single stone.
  13. We're going to talk about an age old dating trend which has found a new name and is incessant in its occurrence and let's face it, can be quite lethal. We're talking about 'Love Bombing' and it's the worst manipulative move in today's dating game. No, love bombing isn't bombarding someone with love. Well, not entirely. It's a lot more than that. (c)Pintrest Love bombing is an emotionally abusive situation in a relationship where the victim goes through manipulative withdrawal after being showered with love and affection. The victims are usually people who have gone through emotionally strung out, abusive relationships in the past and haven't worked on changing their particular pattern; hence they get manipulated easily into another damaging relationship, because they haven't worked on their past issues. Such people attract relationships with narcissistic folks, making them vulnerable to the concept of love bombing. (c)Pintrest It's basically a weapon disguised as affection and you may get a lot of it from the person who is love bombing you, but her ultimate motive is to manipulate you in to believing it's all real. So, in order to avoid being love-bombed, especially when you've just come out of a serious relationship, here's what you can do: (1) Take Things Very Slow One major fact about love bombers are they will get under your skin and your psyche way too quickly. They will give their all, in little time and suddenly it'll feel like this fits perfectly well. Because love is blind, quite literally and before you know it, after a boatload of love and affection they will show you a side you were never privy to before. While giving you the attention that you always craved for, they also shower you with gifts, which in most cases is a transactional process for them. All these moves are quite calculative and well thought out, before they start withdrawing and showing you their true colours (mostly their abusive and controlling side) before the romance starts to fizzle out. (c)Pintrest So, in order to avoid that situation, take it slow at first and make sure you know the person fairly well, before you're drawn or lured in to their trap. Love bombers are impatient people. They want everything to go rather quickly so you have to take your own time to figure what you need to and in case they bail, because you were taking your time, they were worth it to begin with. (2) Don't Delve Into Future-Talks Love bombers love talking about the future, in little to no time. You may feel you have found the right person who is giving you everything you've ever desired including making future plans with you. From wedding plans to how many kids you both want to have, everything will be laid straight out like the best made plans. But there's a catch. Future talks with a love bomber are sure shot signs of red flag. It's tricky because love bombers trick you into believing they are an important part of your life and indispensable to your future happiness. (c)Pintrest Make sure you don't indulge in any future plans with them, until you're sure and significant time has gone by and you've figured out their true intention. Otherwise they will leave you with a million dreams for the future and disappear. (3) If They Start To Seem Difficult, Leave A few traits you can't miss when you're with a narcissistic love bomber is that they will play on your insecurities, their unreasonable demands and expectations will increase, things will obviously start to fizzle out and the relationship will feel like a constant emotional-merry-go-round. These are the signs you need to watch out for, when things start getting a little too aggressive and abrupt and leave. Save yourself some hurt and recognise these patterns. You will know how they treat you, which will be very different from how anyone in a 'normal' relationship would. (c)Pintrest Most times it's a human tendency to feel good about oneself and attract people who make people feel good about themselves. Sometimes people go through heavily abusive relationships and make it a pattern to attract people who will behave the same way the others have in the past, with them. The solution is to break the pattern and introspect as to why you let certain people into your life. Love bombing is one of the most toxic forms of abuse and if you realise the traces early on, you can definitely break away and live without the unnecessary toxicity. Or just pay attention to the pointers mentioned above and be at guard with love bombers who may come your way.
  14. Apple finally announced the new iOS 13 for iPhones and iPod Touch during the WWDC 2019 keynote yesterday. Yes, iOS is no longer available for iPad and that's because the company announced a new OS for iPads called iPadOS. iOS 13, in case you don't know, comes with a bunch of new features like Dark Mode, a couple of redesigned apps, faster app loading times, faster FaceID and more. © Apple According to Apple, the first public beta of iOS 13 will launch in July. But if the curiosity to try out the new OS is killing you, then you can actually install and check out the iOS 13 beta right now. Yes, it's possible and here's how you can do it. How To Install iOS 13 Right Now In order to install iOS 13 on your iPhone right now, you'll need a paid Apple developer account. That's because this isn't a public iOS 13 beta rollout. The beta software is only available for the developer to play with the OS and make compatible apps. If you're not a developer and don't have a developer account, then you can enroll for one right here. Do make a note that not all users are eligible to have a developer account, so you might not be able to create one right away. If you have a paid developer account, then you visit this page of the Apple Developer site to download the beta software right now. Again, do make a note that this won't be an OTA update, so you'll have to manually install the update. Wait For The Public Beta While the developer beta is out right now, we suggest you wait for the public rollout next month. For one, it'll be free to download and can be loaded via an OTA update. It'll also be slightly more polished than the developer beta that's out right now. Also, before you proceed, it's worth pointing out that it's best to create a back up before installing the beta software. Failing to do so will force you to be stuck with the beta version of iOS 13, which may or may not be very stable for daily use. Supported iPhones & iPods © Apple According to Apple, these are devices that can take part in the iOS 13 beta - iPhone XS, XS Max iPhone XR iPhone X iPhone 8, 8 Plus iPhone 7, 7 Plus iPhone 6s, 6s Plus iPhone SE iPod Touch 7th Generation Well, now that you know everything about iOS 13 beta, go ahead and check out all the new features that are available.
  15. Last night, Apple announced a bunch of new features for the upcoming iOS 13 update and it will be available for users by this fall. Some features bring stability and performance improvements. While there are general improvements, Apple has also added new features and a brand new dark mode. If you've been wondering what all Apple announced last night, here's our comprehensive list for the smartphone. A Faster FaceID Apple announced that the facial recognition process from the TrueDepth camera will be 30% faster than what we are used to right now. The faster unlocking will help users get into their smartphones without having to wait for FaceID to recognise your face. The process is already fast enough but with the 30% improvement, it could really change the way we would unlock iPhones. Dark Mode © Apple A dark mode for iPhone is one the most sought after features and Apple finally made it a reality last night. The iPhone's interface will change into darker tones and will also translate to system-wide apps and third-party apps who enable the feature. The new dark mode comes with added benefits such as better battery life and the fact that it would put less strain on your eyes. Sign In With Apple © Apple Apple has made it easier for customers to now protect themselves with a new “Sign in with Apple” feature. You will no longer have to use Facebook or Google sign in which can be later used to track your activity. Apple wants to protect users by providing a developer with a random unique ID. Users will also have the option to keep their identities a secret and share relevant information with the application. Apple has also integrated FaceID and Touch ID for this feature as an additional layer of security. More Photo Editing Tools © Apple Apple is now going to make it easier to manage and edit images on iOS 13 thanks to machine learning. The Photos app will be able to highlight the best images, automatically remove duplicate images or screenshots and will intelligently organise your library. It will be even easier to discover and browse your images. Photo editing tools have now been expanded with more Portrait Lighting adjustments, more editing tools, new effects and a better interface. Apple has also introduced a new High-Key Mono effect that creates a monochromatic look for Portrait mode photos. Additional Features - Messages can automatically share a user's name and photo, or customised Memoji or Animoji -With AirPods, Siri can read incoming messages as soon as they arrive, from Messages or any SiriKit™-enabled messaging app - Two AirPods can listen to content from a single iPhone as Apple introduced a new audio sharing feature. - Voice Control provides a powerful new experience that enables users to operate their iPhone, iPad or Mac entirely by their voice. - Files app introduces the ability to share folders with iCloud Drive and access files from external storage devices like SD cards and USB flash drives. - Reminders app has a new look and offers intelligent ways to create and edit reminders.
  16. Apple has finally turned to the dark side as the Cupertino giant made the new feature official for iOS 13. The announcement came at Apple's annual WWDC event and the company showed off some applications running in dark mode. Some of these apps include Music, Calendar, Notes, Maps and Messages. (c) Apple The new dark mode will finally be available for iOS devices later this year when iOS 13 rolls out. Google announced its own dark mode feature at I/O last month and is already available to use in the beta version of Android Q. Dark Mode takes inspiration from macOS's Mojave operating system where there isn't a huge difference on the Home screen. Things, however, change after unlocking the iPhone where apps like Music, Maps and other applications that have a darker interface. There are also differences in the interface in other Apple applications like messages, emojis, keyboard and photos. (c) Apple The dark mode is not only easy on your eyes, but it can also help in saving battery life by a margin. If you own an iPhone X, XS, and XS Max, there will be less power consumption, thanks to the OLED display. Dark Mode has been a very popular requested feature as it not only conserves battery life and puts less strain on your eyes, but also looks better to look at. The new dark mode feature also extends to widgets and notifications. The dark mode is not exclusive to system-wide apps as third-party applications will also be to take advantage of this feature, apps like Google, YouTube, Twitter, Medium, Reddit, Wikipedia, Instapaper, IMDb and many more.
  17. Less than 6 years ago, a young Andrew Robertson from a small town in Glasgow, Scotland led his local team Queens Park to a third-place finish and Playoff appearance in the third tier of Scottish football league. With a spinal injury hindering his football development, Robertson was set to give up on a career in football and join a university program to complete his undergraduate studies. However, he was called up to the first team by Queens Park during the 2012-13 season - a lifeline to his footballing career. Reuters After clinching a Playoff place with Queens Park, Andy was brought to Scottish premiership side Dundee where he spent a year until being purchased for £3 million by Hull City who were plying their trade in the Championship at that time. Promotion in his first season with the club meant that he would now be on the radar of major English clubs. After spending two seasons with Hull City, Robertson caught the eye of one Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool which inspired an eight-million-pound move to Merseyside in 2017. What followed over the next two seasons was neither anticipated by Liverpool nor by young Robertson. Reuters The seed had been laid by 2017 for the direction in which Klopp wanted to take his team and Robertson was exactly the kind of player to implement that vision. A young, raw, talented full-back who could run relentlessly and mark his man astutely. Over the last two seasons, under Klopp's guidance, the 25-year-old has established himself as a stalwart in the Liverpool defence, making him one of the (if not the best) left-back in European football at the moment. Appearing in 36 of the 38 premier league matches played by Liverpool this season, he has 11 assists to his name and contributed significantly to the 21 clean sheets kept by Liverpool - the highest in the league this season. Reuters Virgil van Dijk has often been touted as the main reason why Liverpool's defence has risen through the ranks the way it has this season, but the two full backs; Robertson and the young Englishman Trent Alexander-Arnold have truly made that unit a defensive rock, that played a pivotal role in the Reds' much-awaited triumph in Europe. From a small-town boy from Glasgow who almost gave up the sport to becoming a bit-part player for a local team in Scotland's third division to now UEFA Champions League winner; the journey of dynamic Robertson is the one that continues to give way to young and aspiring footballers who're looking to make a mark in the sport.
  18. Facebook Ads: are they the modern day ‘hilly billy’ California Gold Rush? Rumors circulate about Facebook Ads being the MOST profitable way to advertise your business and everyone jumps on it to make a quick buck. Hence it’s quickly become the 21st century gold rush. And just like the gold rush, the people really profiting are the ones selling the tools to the prospectors… AKA Facebook But they’re still gold out there if you know where to look and what your doing. The purpose of this post is to give you a short introduction, so you know roughly how to make profitable ads. It’s not going to turn you into an expert, but it might stop you digging in the wrong spot and spending BIG on things you should avoid. I’m not going to go into too much technical detail… Otherwise we’ll find ourselves like Alice down deep the rabbit hole. What Type Of Marketing Is Facebook Ads? It’s important to define Facebook Ads as interrupt marketing. Someone is not actively looking for your product at the time of seeing your ad. So your ads need to be distracting and bold to literally GRAB attention. If people are more likely to be searching your products then should you choose Facebook Ads as a primary marketing channel? Why Does That Matter For Building Communities? When you’re using Facebook Ads to build communities (especially off the platform e.g. not a Facebook Group). Your ads need to be eye catching and demand attention, with a clear benefit of the community AND call to action (what to do next). If you’re community is big then use the size as social proof, people follow the herd and using this herd mentality when talking about the number of members etc will help you grow. Does Facebook Work For Every Business? As a primary marketing channel? Absolutely not. If you have a business that people proactively search for that’s very transactional - like an ecommerce store then you’d be better using google adwords. Yet any business SHOULD 100% be retargeting website visitors with ads. It’s a great way to build rapport and make the most of your site visits. If your business is a business that’s heavily reliant upon growing a relationship then Facebook Ads is perfect. Big purchases, information products, service based businesses all do VERY well with Facebook Ads. It’s a great place to grow and build relationships with your audience. In my opinion this is the MOST powerful way to use Facebook Ads. Do Facebook Ads Help Build Communities Absolutely yes… Facebook Ads can help you build and grow your community. Be clear on your message and the benefits of the community. Having a good understanding of the audience will help too. If it’s a male audience of people who like Star Wars for example, there’s no point advertising to women or people who like football. There is merit in testing adverts to the same interests groups e.g. men who like Star Trek. How To Get The Most From Your Facebook Ads Being successful with Facebook Ads is much more about relationship building than it is billboard advertising. One of the biggest mistakes I see is people using Facebook Ads as the internet’s ‘yellow pages’ I.E. The only adverts they ever place are “hey come buy my stuff” If you only use FB Ads for sales messages it’s going to be crazily expensive and ultimately ineffective. Still people ONLY want to pay for an ad when they have something specific. Instead, think of the platform as an extension of networking, with the same relationship interactions. Only your paying Facebook to have these ‘interactions’ and not having to do it manually. The BEST Way To Do This Is Retargeting Retargeting in the oldest & simplest sense of the word was when someone visited your site or product you identify them and give them adverts that are “come back and buy” This makes things MUCH more effective. But here’s how you get a system that works… You want to layer your retargeting… That means have multiple different offers that are layered one on top of the other. If you’ve heard the expression sales funnel (the process of ‘funnelling’ potential customers through your marketing into customers) then that’s essentially what you’re creating on Facebook all via your retargeting. Sounds complicated… It’s not… For example I could record a video about facebook ads and retarget people who have watched 25% of the video (because I know they’re interested). Then I might give them the option of downloading a PDF to add them to my list… Those that take the PDF could then be offered a webinar. At the end of the webinar is the option to become a customer. The layering of funnels takes time and is more work, hence most people choose the less effective ‘yellow pages’ method. I could go on and on about the nuances involved in advertising on Facebook. But here’s some dos and don’ts to keep you in check Do Treat the platform more like networking than the ‘Yellow Pages’ Focus on building relationships and meaningful interactions. Make sure you’re using retargeting, whatever business you’re running. When writing adverts focus on the customer and their wants, needs, desires Give value before you ask for something in return. Understand your maths and make sure it’s profitable. Layer your retargeting Read the terms and conditions and make sure you’re compliant (otherwise you will get banned) Don’t Expect to become an overnight millionaire. Put big budgets in you can’t afford to lose until you know it works. Copy everyone else ads. Use boring stock photography. Try and cheat the system. Get too hung up with the technical It’s A Powerful Tool, Not A Panacea There’s an epidemic out there (mainly from Facebook Ad Consultants) who push it as the panacea to all business problems. It’s not true… Facebook Ads is a super powerful tool that you could use to grow your community. Especially if you’re struggling to attract new members. It’s not a miracle cure. If there’s a problem with your community messaging or attractiveness then Facebook Ads won’t fix it. Instead Facebook Ads is more of a magnifying glass. It will highlight any problems. Which is very helpful if you don’t know where the gaps are in your community. Not so good if you’re expecting a miracle. Final Thought If you’re thinking about using Facebook Ads for your community then you 100% SHOULD! Depending on your budget will decide if you get someone paid who knows what they’re doing (like me) or you run the ads yourself. If you do find someone make sure they’re realistic with the platform and what it can achieve. If you’re doing it yourself, then have a go… Try a traffic campaign to get you started. The WORST that can happen is you’ll spend a bit of money without getting anything in return. It’s only beginner tax… Or making a donation to the ‘Zuck Fund’ as it’s known in the industry. I’ve seen total beginners make 5 figures with their first ad… It’s pretty rare, but I’ve seen it happen. The ONLY thing you can do is have a play and see what happens. It doesn’t bite. Martin Jolley-Jarvis is the owner of Full Spectrum Agency.
  19. We were invited by Realme to check out how their smartphones are made in the OPPO facility in Shenzhen, China. Realme, a sub-brand of OPPO, is manufactured with utmost scrutiny and standards just like their own branded smartphones. In fact, OPPO is amongst the top five manufacturers in the world and runs world-class facilities where they manufacture and test smartphones before it hits the market for customers. We got to see everything in the production line and how smartphones are made from the ground up. Right from how PCBs (Printed Circuit Board) are made to the final device that gets drop tested for durability. So here's how Realme smartphones are made in OPPO's facility in Shenzhen: Realme Manufacturing © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Be it any smartphone, you first build a PCB which is later built into the motherboard of a smartphone. The PCB is probably the most important component of a smartphone which houses all the essential components such as processor, storage modules, RAM and everything else you can think. Once the PCB is manufactured, it is inspected and surveyed up to OPPO and Realme's standards. This entire process is called SMT manufacturing or surface-mount technology. The entire production line is automated with robots but it is closely monitored by humans. Each line is capable of churning out 10,000 of PCBs in a single day. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla There are around 71 lines and takes about 1 hour for the entire process to be completed. The process involves various steps such as having the operating system installed on the ROM to having each and every single component attached to the PCB before it moves on for the testing and quality control phase. Testing and Quality Assurance © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Once the assembly of the smartphone is done, devices need to be tested to make sure it is ready to hit the streets. Much like every other manufacturer, smartphones are selected at random for testing and quality assurance. Roughly 10 percent of the total output (each batch) is tested to make sure the smartphone does not have any problems. If the smartphone has issues in the PCB or a physical defect, the company then inspects the entire batch to look for similar issues and find the root of the problem. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Once the smartphone is cleared from this phase, it then has to go through rigorous physical tests such as drop tests, tests in different environments and other durability tests. One such test was the test of the smartphone being rubbed off against a swatch of denim. The smartphone is rubbed off to simulate daily usage patterns of users when they slide a smartphone in their pockets. This test basically tries to determine the scratch resistance of the smartphone. Similarly, many sample devices are repeatedly dropped from different heights and at different angles. For example, we witnessed the Realme 3 Pro was being tested for durability when dropped on the edges, back and front of the smartphone. Even the buttons are tested at a force of 1KG. Others tests included the durability of the USB port where it was suspended on a pendulum type device and was subjected to repeated twists and turns. These tests are carried out for one simple reason, to simulate real-life usage of customers and see the after effects. Every single piece of data and results are stored that are later analysed to improve the device. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla When it comes to near real-life drop tests, the smartphone is dropped from waist height and it isn't one drop either. The smartphone is dropped approximately 2800 times and each drop is inspected by a worker. These drops are again subjected to utmost scrutiny as these drops are to simulate daily customer usage. A tumbler machine is also used where each test device is tumbled for about 150 times to see the after effects for scuffs and physical damage. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Since Realme phones are sold in different regions, the smartphone has to be tested for environmental resilience. OPPO has numerous temperature controlled cabinets that simulate different conditions such as humidity levels and temperature levels. Each smartphone is tested in environments of 55 degree Celsius to -15 degrees Celsius. It is important to test devices in different environments as the temperate of your environment changes, so does the temperature of your smartphone. Realme and OPPO have to make sure that their devices don't get too warm as it can lead to dangerous situations. One Final Check © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla Once the entire inspection and testing procedures are completed, each phone is checked by workers before it can be shipped to stores These tests include checking the phone for various components such as display functionality and quality, software checks, camera tests and other basic tests. This is the final crucial phase of testing and quality assurance that makes sure that the end user does not get a faulty device. Final Thoughts Manufacturing smartphones is not an easy task and it is hard to imagine the amount of work that goes into making a phone. It was quite exciting to see the complicated process of manufacturing and the testing phase. It was an up close and personal experience where we got to know what goes into making a smartphone before they are shipped to your home, or even to a store.
  20. Most guys who go to the gym, want to get big and strong. They want to develop a physique which looks good with and without clothing. Chances are, you have the same goal and you have tried every strategy to bulk up and develop a muscular physique. If you have failed to do so, there is a high possibility of you getting inaccurate information. Or you have been fooled to think that you can only grow muscle if you take steroids. Here is a 5-step guide you can follow to gain muscle drug-free: 1. Lift Weights © Getty Images If you aren't engaging in resistance training, then begin soon! Doing cardio is not bad, but it can be detrimental when done too much; especially when your motive is bulking. Resistance training is a sure-shot way to improve your body composition and to literally direct the systems of your body to hypertrophy the skeletal muscle mass. Engaging in resistance training 3-5 times a week can give you an anabolic boost which can help you grow. Your training routine MUST contain multi-joint movements like the bench-press, push-ups, barbell-squats, barbell-deadlifts, dumbbell shoulder presses, etc. Performing only isolated movements like bicep curls and tricep extensions will not help you achieve your goal as these movements target the smaller muscles. Always make an attempt to progressively overload your training by increasing either the number of sets, repetitions or the weight lifted. Take a step back if you feel that the training load is almost impossible to lift and could cause injury. Be consistent and persistent. 2. Eat More © Getty Images It is already known among the masses that nutrition plays a big role in bringing changes to the body composition. Gaining and losing weight follow a simple but complicated rule: Reducing your calories than what you usually consume leads to weight loss and increasing calories than what you usually consume leads to weight gain. However, this definition is very basic and it requires specifics in terms of grams of the macronutrients to be consumed. While bulking, carbohydrate and protein are the main macronutrients that will help you achieve your “gainz”. It is simply so because carbohydrate will fuel your workouts while protein will help with recovery. It is very important for you to understand the macronutrient-breakdown of your current diet and to determine a rough estimate of calories on which you maintain your current body weight. Consuming 1.6-1.8 g of protein/ kg of body weight is recommended during the bulking phase. There are some recommendations that range higher than these but increasing your protein dosage slowly over time makes sense if you are not eating enough. Regardless of whether you are vegetarian or not, you must try to consume protein from a variety of sources. Consuming approximately 3-4g of carbohydrate/ kg of body weight is recommended during the bulking phase. The rest of the calories must come from fat. Note: These are only theoretical estimates and the intake of macronutrients only depends on your current diet and how your body responds to change. Changes in body composition are highly individualistic. 3. Sleep Like A Baby Growth occurs whilst you rest. This is where many individuals fall prey to over-training and don't rest enough for efficient recovery. Sleep is the best time when our bodies rest and repair and the common recommendation is 7-9 hours of sleep each night. While sleeping 8-9 hours per night may sound too much due to hectic work schedules, maintaining 7 hours of sound sleep each night is the least you can do for growth. Sleeping enough also ensures a strike in your hormone profile which positively affects your bulking process. 4. Track Your Progress © Getty Images Keep a track of your measurements and body-weight. Each body has a different tendency to gain weight but theoretically gaining 1-2 lbs (roughly 0.4- 0.9 kg) of weight per month is acceptable. Aiming to gain too much too fast increases chances of gaining more fat than usual (regardless, you will gain some fat during the bulking process). 5. Enjoy The Process Enjoying this journey will keep you away from unnecessary stress. Stress is known to impair growth which directly affects your muscle-building procedure. It is YOU who have decided to undergo this journey and it is YOU who will have to be patient until you see apparent results. Winning the bulking phase requires no rocket-science; it only requires you to stick to the process for long enough.
  21. 2019 has been an amazing year for gaming. Lots of games have already come out, and there are a lot more launches lined up throughout the year. So if you don't have a gaming PC or if you've been planning to build one, then now is the time to do that. We already have a guide to help you build a budget gaming PC build under Rs. 50,000. But if you have some more room to stretch your budget, then here's a quick guide to help you pick the right parts for a gaming PC build under Rs 90,000. 1) Processor: Intel i5-8600K - Rs. 21,000 © Intel For this particular build, we went with the Intel 8th Gen i5 8600K Coffee Lake processor. It's a hexacore processor with a base frequency of 2.8Ghz and can top out at 4.3Ghz boost on all cores. Six cores are all you need for gaming, so it can't get better than this. You can also go with the Intel Core i5-8400, however, you'll be dealing with a slightly slower clock speed with that CPU. 2) Motherboard: MSI Z370 Krait - Rs. 11,400 © MSI MSI is a popular brand when it comes to motherboards. They have an impressive lineup and we'll be going with the MSI Z370 Krait for this particular list. This particular board supports dual graphics card configuration with reinforced PCIe slots. You can also fit an M.2 SSD if your budget allows for it. BTW, this motherboard also comes with RGB lighting. 3) RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2,400Mhz - Rs. 6,400 © Corsair Considering the fact that you should at least have 8GB of RAM in your system, it's safe to avoid the bottleneck and go with 16GB of RAM. For this build, we'll be going with the Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB DDR4 2400Mhz memory kit. With this, you'll get two 8GB sticks, and they'll be working in dual channel on our motherboard, so you'll get superior performance. 4) SSD: HP 240GB - Rs. 2,800 © HP You'll definitely be needing an SSD to make sure your PC boot up time and other software loading times are less. Depending on your budget, you can go with either 240GB or 512GB SSD. We'll just be using a 240GB SSD to make sure our components are well within our budget. 5) HDD: Seagate Barracuda 2TB - Rs. 4,795 © Seagate Obviously, 240GB storage is not going to be enough for a gaming PC. So, you'll have to spend a bit on an HDD. Seagate's HDD's have been our preferred choice for a long time, so we suggest you grab this Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD for your PC as well. 6) GPU: Zotac GeForce RTX 2060 - Rs. 32,000 © Zotac Alright, so the GPU. Nvidia's new RTX series of GPUs have been flying off the shelves, and that's what we're going with for this build. You can pick up an RTX 2060 GPU for this build, and you can get some solid performance. Games run very smooth on the RTX 2060 card, and you'll easily get frames above 60FPS on most AAA titles. 7) PSU - Corsair VS550 550-Watt - Rs. 3,500 © Corsair Corsair's VS550 is the best PSU you can pick up for under Rs. 4,000. It packs enough power to run all your components and leave enough headroom for future upgrades too. It's vastly compatible and a very reliable PSU. 8) Cabinet - Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 Case - Rs. 7,000 © Cooler Master Since we're dealing with a fairly powerful PC build here, you might want to pick up a cabinet that can show off all the components. Use this case, add some RGB lighting, and you've got yourself a cabinet which you'll love to show off online. If you are up for that, then we suggest you pick up the Cooler Master MasterBox MB520 cabinet. Well, that wraps up the list of components you can pick up for your gaming PC build. We hope you manage to find all these parts in stock online. If not, you might want to check with your local retailer offline. You might even end up grabbing some of them at a relatively cheaper price.
  22. Virat Kohli is without doubt once-a-generation player of the cricketing world who has taken over every fan of the game with his charisma, angry young man attitude and most importantly the perfection in batting that the cricketer has achieved having put years and years of practice into his craft. Now, as the captain of the most influential cricketing team in the world, Kohli is in pursuit of immortalising his name amongst the greatest men of the sport through the years as he looks to bring India it's third World Cup title. And it is safe to say that the 30-year-old's determination to become a legend has already paid off well as on Wednesday, the ever so famous wax museum Madame Tussauds of London unveiled his statue at Lord's Cricket Ground in the English capital, symbolising the inception of the ICC World Cup 2019. Credit: Madame Tussauds Starting Thursday, the Indian skipper's statue will be displayed at Madame Tussauds until July 15 or the day of the final of the quadrennial tournament. Steve Davies, General Manager at Madame Tussauds London, said: “Cricket fever is set to sweep the nation in the coming weeks so what better way to unveil our new figure of Virat Kohli than with the help of our neighbours at Lord's. “We hope that cricket fans will enjoy not only watching their hero on the pitch but taking to the crease with him here at Madame Tussauds London.” The effigy also boasts of the official kit of the Men in Blue, launched especially for the 2019 World Cup alongside pairs of gloves and shoes that were donated by the cricketer himself. Tarah Cunynghame, Head of Retail & Tours at Lord's Cricket Ground, said: “Lord's is the perfect backdrop to reveal this fantastic figure of Virat Kohli on the eve of the Cricket World Cup. The anticipation of the exciting summer of cricket has already started, with thousands of visitors coming to the Ground and enjoying a tour of Lord's and around the MCC Museum." “The figure of the famous batsman will delight any cricket fans visiting Madame Tussauds London.” A man who grew up watching his inspirations such Kapil Dev and Sachin Tendulkar achieve greatness on the field, now has a statue that will be placed next to theirs says a thousand words about how far the Delhi local has come. Credit: Madame Tussauds Virat Kohli and Team India are to begin their 2019 World Cup journey on 5th June 2019 against Faf du Plessis' South African team.
  23. 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.
  24. "He may have aged, but he's still a lion uncaged!" We are not saying this, the makers and scriptwriters of 'Bharat' are, in this latest dialogue promo that was released today. Well, we don't know when Salman Khan's transition from being a 'Tiger' to a lion happened, but he's fierce regardless. And this promo is just a glimpse of how 'Bharat' is going to be much more than Salman romancing and dancing with Katrina Kaif and Disha Patani. T-Series In case you didn't know this already, the movie is a remake of the South Korean hit film 'An Ode To My Father' and will see Salman Khan in different characters ranging from an 18-year-old to a 72-year-old. T-Series We have already seen in trailers and teasers how Salman will look like as a circus artist or as a Navy officer, now it's time for us to see how an old Salman (probably in his 70s) will look like, while fighting with goons. T-Series The 20-second video shows a grandpa Salman being bullied by some goons. As expected Salman's 'andar ka boodha sher' awakens and he thrashes all of them with his bare hands (something only he can do). Is it just me or the action scenes and Salman looked strikingly similar to how he was in 'Kick' (only some years older)? Maybe, if 'Kick' makers ever plan to make a series, here's how Salman will look like in 'Kick 20'. Directed by Ali Abbas Zafar, 'Bharat' is releasing on June 5 and also stars Sunil Grover, Jackie Shroff and Nora Fatehi.
  25. The majority of the people that I see in the gym have the same old idea about warm-up before beginning their workout. Five-to-seven minutes on a treadmill or spin bike and they will jump straight on to the bench press or squat rack and begin weight training. A lot of people don't even spend 5 minutes warming up their body but just perform a warm-up set before beginning the actual set. This is a clear invitation to injuries. If you also have been following a similar approach for warming up your body before exercise, read on to know one of the best ways to warm-up before training. Why Is Warming-Up Necessary? A warm-up before exercise prepares your body for the workout. It elevates the body temperature and increases heart rate and respiration. © Getty Images This, in turn, increases the flow of oxygenated blood to your working muscles. Secondly, a proper warm-up prepares you mentally as well for the upcoming workout. It will activate your neuro-muscular system to prepare your body for the upcoming movements. While some of you may think that warm-up is only for novices and beginners, even the most experienced and professional athletes also perform a good warm-up before their exercise. Step 1 – Getting Warmed Up Warming up your body can be done through various ways which include any form of cardiovascular exercise. The purpose of doing some form of cardiovascular exercise, in the beginning, is to elevate the heart rate and body temperature. You don't have to restrict yourself to the treadmill or stationary bikes but you can also choose to do skipping, jumping jacks or any other cardiovascular movement that you enjoy doing. © Getty Images Whatever option you choose amongst them, make sure that you gradually increase the effort. Don't just straight away increase the intensity. When you feel that your respiration rate has increased and the body temperature has risen slowly, you can stop doing this step for the warm-up. Step 2 – Foam Roll Though you could foam roll your entire body before beginning the workout, I suggest you at least foam roll the particular muscle group that you will be training that day. © Getty Images What a form roller does is that it mobilizes the fluid component of the tissue and activates as well as balances the muscle spindle. This, in turn, provides information to your body about the changes in the length and tension of the muscle that you are working on. If there is any specific muscle group that is stiff, make sure to foam roll it appropriately till the time it relaxes and there is a decrease in tenderness. Step 3 – Perform Dynamic Stretching © Getty Images Dynamic stretching is like informing your muscles that they are going to be used up extensively in the next few minutes. Dynamic stretching, in very simple words, means taking your muscles and joints through a full range of motion in multiple planes. I recommend including dynamic stretches for upper as well lower body so that your body is thoroughly prepared for the warm-up set. After performing the dynamic stretching for a couple of minutes, begin with the warm-up set for the exercise that you will be doing for the day. 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/
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