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  1. “It ain't over until the fat lady sings,” is probably the weirdest proverb to describe the latest feat achieved by the 25-year-old Indian Wrestler, Bajrang Punia who switched gears in the last few moments of his match against Kazakhstan's Sayatbek Okassov in the finals of Asian Championships in the 65kg category in Xi'an, China. Ever since the world champion Takuto Otoguro decided not to participate for the championships, all eyes were fixed on him, with a nation backing his journey, hoping to see him return to the land with a gold. His confidence and athleticism during the championships too dictated his form and with the way he was negating his competition on his journey to the final, the gold looked to be quite within his grasp, until he went through a real battle against the Kazakh. Struggling on the mat against Okassov initially, Punia was trailing his opponent 7-2. His agility and a solid defense were proving to be overwhelming for the Indian warrior but it was also making his exhaust a lot more quickly. It was only in the final few seconds that the Haryana-fame decided to turn things around in his favour when he launched a quick attack on the Kazakh's legs followed by a three-move combo, collating a total of 10 points in the final minute, winning the gold in the process. à¤à¤ª सबà¤à¥ पà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤° à¤à¤° à¤à¤¶à¥à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¦ सॠà¤à¤² #AsianChampionship2019 मà¥à¤ सà¥à¤µà¤°à¥à¤£ पदठà¤à¥à¤¤ पाया... à¤à¤ª सबसॠवादा हॠà¤à¤¿ à¤à¤à¥ भॠà¤à¤ª सबà¤à¥ निराश न à¤à¤°à¥à¤à¤à¤¾ à¤à¤° "à¤à¤²à¤à¤ªà¤¿à¤" मà¥à¤ भॠ"सà¥à¤µà¤°à¥à¤£ पदà¤" लानॠà¤à¥ लिठà¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥ मà¥à¤¹à¤¨à¤¤ à¤à¤°à¥à¤à¤à¤¾à¥¤ à¤à¤ªà¤¨à¤¾ पà¥à¤¯à¤¾à¤° à¤à¤° à¤à¤¶à¥à¤°à¥à¤µà¤¾à¤¦ यà¥à¤¹à¥ बनायॠरà¤à¥à¥¤ à¤à¤¯ हिà¤à¤¦ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/tSmoEDlQG3 — Bajrang Punia (@BajrangPunia) April 24, 2019 Bajrang's greatest assets leading to this moment were probably his endurance and strength. According to his coach, Shako Bentinidis, while other athletes get tired and become slow as a match progresses, Punia evaluates his opponents and gets better with time. “The longer a bout goes on, the better are his chances to win it,” Bentinidis has said before the team had left for the tournament. Such a heroic comeback deserved recognition and his Indian fans were more than generous with the appreciations on Twitter: WHAT AN INCREDIBLE COMEBACK. FROM TRAILING 7-2, @BajrangPunia WIN ð¥IN 65KG AFTER BEATING OKASSOV 12-7!! ð®ð³'s first gold medal at #WrestleXian pic.twitter.com/dskFwhAkyj — Amit Kamath (@jestalt) April 23, 2019 ð®ð³What an incredible comeback from trailing 2-7 Bajrang Punia won gold by defeating Sayatbek Okasov12-7 Congratulations ððð¿ð¸ð®ð³ð®ð³ð pic.twitter.com/ioFBK2RUNd — Sks (@saroj7006) April 24, 2019 Once trailing 2 -7 with just 2 minutes remaining, turning into 12-7 and winning Gold in #AsianWrestlingChampionships . Thats @BajrangPunia for u. Hats off champion. pic.twitter.com/nOVwwjGMZe — Rajaguru (@rajaguru) April 23, 2019 Congratulations to @BajrangPunia on making India proud by clinching the country's first gold medal at the #AsianWrestlingChampionships 2019 in Xi'an, China.. ðð ð®ð³ pic.twitter.com/1qMDB4eLEj — ashish sehgal (@sehgalashish1) April 24, 2019
  2. Amongst the brutal chaos that has engulfed Sri Lanka due to the serial bomb blasts that went off in Colombo over the last few days, there are some people who've taken upon themselves to act as messiahs during difficult times in the country. Over 300 people, including foreigners, were killed last week in the terror attack and local heroes are ascertaining that help is provided in every way possible © Twitter For instance, Irfan, an Uber cab driver helped an Indian businessman in distress and one has to be very noble to give the kind of assistance the cab driver gave his Indian customer, during extremely turbulent times. 25-year-old Ashwin Rangarajan, a finance consultant from Bengaluru was scheduled to leave for India on Sunday whose flight was delayed for over 12 hours, due to the aftermath of the blasts in the city. It was a difficult journey to make, from where he was to the airport, but he made it on time and flew back to India safely, and the person responsible for this was Irfan, his Uber driver. © Times Of India The journey Ashwin had to make till the airport was about 45kms long and he had to do it by going through the chaotic streets as the impact of the blasts were still fresh, everywhere. When Irfan got the call for duty, his first instinct was to cancel the ride to avoid any danger along the way, but he trusted his instinct and accepted Ashwin's booking for the airport, making sure he reached safe and sound. Even though Irfan's family was dead against him accepting the long ride to the airport as there were rumours floating about that Muslims were being attacked in the city post the blasts, Irfan thought it was his duty to help a fellow survivor out and instead, acted responsibly. © Pintrest This is a pure indication of the fact that in times of grave crisis, there are still people who act through the sheer presence of mind and do the right thing and can be eventually counted on with regard to their responsibility! Kudos Irfan, we're proud of you!
  3. Every morning with the rising sun, households come to life all across the world. There is an unsaid routine we all follow during those early hours of the day, and somewhere hidden amongst the folds of those auto-pilot motions of the morning lies a quick, often unacknowledged and seemingly insignificant interaction with the kudawalla. © Reuters Kudawallas are prime examples of people who toil hard every day, mind their own business and yet live humbly without ever seeking the recognition for the great work they do on a daily basis. They are almost guilty of leading a dual life. Much like undercover agents who get real shit done, yet never claim their dues. But let us ask you. Even if they did claim their dues, what are the chances that we would give them their due credit, or hail them as the messiah(s) of change and clean environment that they are? © Reuters Yes, all that pondering and the silence that follows it, speaks for itself. How long has your kudawalla been working for you? And in that period of time how many times have you acknowledged the world of difference that their (hand-y)work makes to our lives day after day? Well, you might not be aware that close to 4 million kudawallas or waste-pickers are engaged in this line of work in India. These waste-pickers dispose around 80 per cent of the 750,000 tons waste Indians generate every single week! © Reuters Not only do these rag-pickers collect garbage from people's houses, but additionally they also pick up waste, clean, sort and segregate it. The process ends with them separating recyclable waste from the rest, which they sell to scrap dealers to earn a regular living. They continue to do their job regardless of the apathy they are met with. With close to 62 million tonnes of annual waste to manage, and given the failing state of the municipality in most parts of the country, it is due to these 'anonymous environmentalists' that India enjoys the highest recycling rates. © Reuters India is ahead of even the USA in this matter, we recycle only 31 per cent of PET bottles as opposed to India's 70 per cent. This is made possible only by the informal recycling chain that operates in the country. Starting with the rag-pickers, who sell the waste to scrap dealers, the chain helps this waste to reach the aggregators, from where the waste eventually goes to recyclers. This informal recycling sector contributes to 100 per cent of all recycling in our country. Now, can you imagine the impact each of these 4 million rag-pickers are making to our environment year-on-year? © Reuters We agree that they are doing this for the money, but tell us, would you consider doing this “dirty work” for a living if someone paid you truck-loads of money for it every month? Then let's take a moment to appreciate and acknowledge the utmost importance of their work for our society and the environment at large. Even with their significant contribution to society, these unsung heroes remain unrecognised and undervalued. What's worse, they also face harassment from Savarna society for what they do. From physical abuse to threats and being called thieves, they have seen it all. Even official documents do not recognise their work towards solid waste management © Reuters With serious health hazards in this occupation, such as contact with hazardous medical waste, soiled sanitary pad and the lines, there is still no stopping these warriors of change, who continue to put their personal health in the line. They deserve so much more than just a passing glance from us every morning, when they stop by, almost religiously, every single day to collect our waste and make our lives cleaner and our environment more livable.
  4. After the extremely unfortunate terror attack in Pulwama on Valentine's Day this year, the wounds of the loss of our CRPF jawans had not even healed yet and the heart-breaking news of bombings in the neighbouring land of Sri Lanka has left South Asia along with the rest of the world praying for those who lost their lives in the attack and their families who will never get to reunite with their loved ones. What has been described as the “river of blood”, the attacks in churches across Negombo, Batticaloa and the national capital of Colombo on Easter sunday included a total of eight blasts at the hands of suicide bombers that led to the loss of more than 200 individuals with more than 500 severly injured. Unlike the attack in Jammu & Kashmir's district of Pulwama, which was instantly claimed by the notorious terror group, Jaish-e-Mohammed, yesterday's attacks weren't accepted by any group or organisation. The country, however, has been home to a decade-long civil war and an attack as big as this has to have some negative impact on the already tense environment. Realising the political scenario of his state, former Sri Lankan cricketer Kumar Sangakkara took to social media to request his people to not jump to conclusions and let the process of detecting the speculators of such a horrendous act unveiling with time and complete rationality: “I am shocked and saddened by these despicable acts of barbarism,” said Sangakkara in an Instagram post. “My heart breaks for the victims and all of you are in my thoughts and prayers. I would like to extend my love and condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives and I wish all those injured a speedy and full recovery. I also wish more strength to the hearts and hands of the first responders and the medical personnel who are attending to the injured and to the security personnel who are trying to bring the situation under control." “While we struggle to comprehend the depths of depravity people can descend to, and while we all grieve in unison, we need to find the strength to stand together as Sri Lankans; shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart. Together we can get through. Divided we have but little hope. Even though our hearts are overwhelmed with emotion, it is vital that we force our minds to be rational and intelligent. Do not rush to judgement or conclusions. Let's give ourselves time to grieve. Let's give ourselves the space to try and understand the ground reality. Loved ones have died. Fellow Sri Lankans have died. Guests visiting our country have died." “Do not buy into the spin or conjecture or the conspiracy theories. This is not a game. Eschew the efforts of those who shamefully try to politicise this tragedy. Let the authorities investigate. Let the authorities bring these cowardly terrorists to justice." “For us, our focus should be to love and support those who have been affected. To continue to have compassion and empathy for our neighbours. To keep each other safe. To try and ensure our thoughts, words and deeds enable and empower us to lift each other out of this tragedy. To join together and try our hardest to ensure that no such tragedy can ever occur again.” Love and care for one another know no boundaries and will always prevail wherever a conflict against fear takes place. Keeping that in mind, the sports fraternity of India showed their remorse towards our neighbours, praying for the lives of the victims and their families and extended their wishes towards the nation. Shocked to hear the news coming in from Sri Lanka. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. #PrayForSriLanka — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) April 21, 2019 Saddened to hear about the terror attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka. Strongly condemn these acts of terror. Hatred and violence will never overpower love, kindness and compassion. ðð» #SriLanka — Sachin Tendulkar (@sachin_rt) April 21, 2019 Deeply saddened by the terrible attacks in #SriLanka .My sincere prayers with the people of Sri Lanka in this very difficult time. — VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) April 21, 2019 Thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the blasts in #SriLanka. We stand as one with our neighbours in this hour of trouble ðð» pic.twitter.com/lqTp8Xo9NY — Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) April 21, 2019 Shocked to hear about the terror attacks in #SriLanka. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected! Stay strong! ð — KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 21, 2019 Deeply saddened to hear the news from Sri Lanka on Easter! Thoughts and prayers with the victims and their families. May they be given more strength! ð — Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) April 21, 2019
  5. At an age when most of us were struggling with homework and what games to play, he was busy dancing with bigwigs like Salman Khan (who also happens to be his idol). From 'Dance Bangla Dance', 'Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa', 'India's Got Talent' to even 'Comedy Nights With Kapil', there's not a single reality show, which this talented kid has not been a part of. Twitter We're talking about Akshat Singh from Mumbai, who impressed everyone with his goofy antics and awesome dance performances. Fast forward to the present time and now at all of 13, Akshat has made the entire nation proud by representing India at 'Britain's Got Talent'. YouTube Hailing from Mumbai, Akshat not only stood confidently in front of judges Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon and David Williams, but also compelled them to give him a standing ovation. Akshat's desi swag and crazy moves on a song from Hrithik Roshan's 'Agneepath' moved people so much that even Ant and Dec couldn't stop themselves from using their Golden Buzzer. This means Akshat has already secured a place in the live shows. YouTube "I have two mottos in life: to make people happy and to show that nothing is impossible," Akshat told the judges before he blew everyone's minds away with his Bollywood dance moves. YouTube The judges were already impressed, but when it was the time to vote, Ant and Dec came to the stage, walked up to the judges and used their Golden Buzzer for 2019. Akshat was left in tears, as Ant and Dec walked up to him and the stage got filled with golden confetti. We are very proud of you, Akshat.
  6. Sushma Swaraj has saved quite a few lives in her tenure as the Union External Affairs Minister, and literally so. Over time, she has turned into a sort of quasi-godmother for Indians residing abroad, who swiftly steps up to help those in need. Swaraj has been actively helping Indians living abroad, who reach out to her in moments of distress through social media platforms such as Twitter. © Twitter Earlier today, she pulled a 'Main Hoon Na' move when an Indian national in Saudi Arabia reached out to her and she assured to help him out by saying “hum hain na”. An Indian named Ali had been trying to leave Saudi and get back to India for the past one year. He had been in touch with the Indian Embassy in Riyadh for the same purpose, however, nothing came out of his efforts even after 12 months of struggle, and as a last resort he reached out to Swaraj for help. 'Khud kusi' ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi. @IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this. https://t.co/ajU8EXyhAK — Chowkidar Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) April 18, 2019 In his plea, he stated that he has tried tooth and nail to get back to India, but the Indian Embassy has shown no seriousness in considering his request. Now, the man said that if help is not sent, he might have to take his own life, as he can see no other way. To this Swaraj promptly replied saying, “Khud kusi ki baat nahin sochte. Hum hain na. Hamari Embassy aapki poori madad karegi. @IndianEmbRiyadh - Pls send me a report on this,” and asked the authorities to look into the matter. © Twitter This isn't all. We have witnessed Sushma Swaraj come to the rescue of many others in the past as well. Last year she also responded to a tweet stating that she personally handled her Twitter account, and it wasn't “her ghost” doing it for her. She has a great sense of humour and an even greater sense of responsibility and accountability for her duty as well as her position.
  7. Bollywood's Rishi Kapoor is one of the most respected actors of the film industry and is loved by millions from all around the country. He is known for his versatility on the big screen and also the fact that he is the head of one of the most popular families of Indian cinema adds to his fame. Having said that, ever since Twitter fever took over us Indians, the legend has made a name for himself as the ultimate troll who does not back down from roasting the biggest names from any profession, field or area. The latest prey to Kapoor's comical expedition are the 15 of India's ace cricketers who have been selected to represent the nation at the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup in England and Wales starting 30th May 2019. In an astute observation made by the actor, Kapoor took to Twitter to through out a question on the internet about the obsession with growing a beard or donning a stubble seen in the Men in Blue. To make his case stronger, the intrigued actor also shared a picture of what seems like a newspaper clipping showing the faces the Indian roster for the World Cup. Don't take this picture as a reference point but why do most of our cricket players sport full facial hair(beards)? All Samson's?(remember he had his strength in his hair) Surely they look smart and dashing without it. Just an observation! pic.twitter.com/QMLuQ0zikw — Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) April 16, 2019 “Don't take this picture as a reference point but why do most of our cricket players sport full facial hair(beards)? All Samson's?(remember he had his strength in his hair) Surely they look smart and dashing without it. Just an observation,” tweeted the actor. In his defence, other than the former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, literally every other member of the squad have a beard or at least a stubble on their faces and it does make a very good case for him. As expected, the tweet became viral and responses and reactions from all over the nation started to pour in: Pretty sure that negotiations with Gillette to sponsor the team mustn't have worked out — atul kasbekar (@atulkasbekar) April 16, 2019 'Wow, that clean shaven guy looks super manly'. Said no one ever. — Guv Bassi (@GurvinderBassi) April 16, 2019 Beard is like Kapoors in bollywood.. they are everywhere in Bollywood.. I am big fan of Ranbir Kapoor and Nitu Singh.. :D Hope you are doing well sir... Wishing you good health and recovery... — Neeraj Raiya (@neerajraiya) April 16, 2019 Personal choice I guess! Beards make a man look...er...manly—-that's my personal view — Live and let live (@realslimshadee) April 16, 2019 I know! What is this recent trend of beards and all the young men in the real world also following it! Wierd not bring able to see real FACES behind the hair! ð — Jyoti Kapur Das (@jkd18) April 16, 2019
  8. An Indian student named Sainath Manikandan in Abu Dhabi has developed robots to help protect marine life and minimise human labour on farms. That's so cool, right? Sainath is a student at GEMS United Indian School and he has built not one, but two robots, which is quite impressive. He hopes his innovation would be implemented on a bigger scale in the UAE. @DianaAward #DianasLegacy We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Goumbook's Drop It Youth Ambassador, Sainath Manikandan, has been awarded The @DianaAward for his work as an environmentalist and is driving change in his community by campaigning. Congratulations Sainath!!! pic.twitter.com/P6BPvfozP7 — lalitha manikandan (@lallimanikandan) July 3, 2018 His first robot is called MBot Cleaner. It's essentially a Marine Robot Cleaner that helps preserve the marine environment. The other robot called AgriBot, as the name suggests, is an agriculture robot that will help reduce the labour of farmers who work in countries with high temperatures, like the UAE. According to him, the MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating waste from surface water. “MBot is a prototype robot that can remove floating wastes from surface water. It is basically shaped like a boat and can be operated remotely with a radio control. It runs with two motors that help the boat move in the water," Manikandan said. © Twitter The robot's wheel and the third motor are fitted with popsicle sticks to help push waste from the water bodies into the storage basket. He also noted the robot can be powered by solar panels instead of batteries. The AgriBot, on the other hand, will help the farmers in hot countries like the UAE by performing elementary functions involved in farming, such as ploughing the field, sowing seeds, and covering the seeds with soil. “The robot is autonomous and provides the facility for the optional switching of the ploughing system when required,” he said. Manikandan said, “Recycling just one tonne of paper can save 17 trees, 7,000 gallons of water, 380 gallons of oil, 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space and 4,000 kilowatts of energy.” Last year alone, Manikandan collected nearly 2,500 kgs of paper and 250 kgs of plastic.
  9. With some thrilling finishes and great entertainment all around, the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is currently busy satiating the thirst of cricket fans across the globe on the back of slam-bang T20 action. While defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) continue to impress, the misfortunes of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) so far have left their fans disheartened. For a side that boasts of some of the biggest names in international cricket including the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB have failed miserably to justify their talent, losing six games on the trot with a victory nowhere in sight. The Kohli brigade is in desperate need of a revival in the bowling department that is proving to be a major thorn in their campaign this year. Australian seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile was supposed to join RCB after the end of their series against Pakistan, but his arrival has now been delayed for reasons yet to ascertained. But, in what could be a major boost to their bowling line-up, Dale Steyn has hinted at a potential arrival in the RCB camp. © Instagram/@dalesteyn The South African speedster, on 11th April, posted an Instagram story that carried a picture of his passport with valid Indian visa on it. "Ahhh, what's this little surprise," Steyn captioned the post. While the right-arm bowler didn't reveal the details of his upcoming visit to India, the speculations are rife that he might join RCB to save them the blushes this season. Dale Steyn to join RCB tomorrow — Merin Kumar ™ (@merin_kumar) April 11, 2019 Replacement for Coulter Nile? — Manoranjan (@manoranjan095) April 11, 2019 RCB fans are sticking to whatever little ray of hope they can stick to. Right now, it is Dale Steyn's IG story! — Romshað®ð³ (@kohlischarms) April 11, 2019 Dale Steyn joining RCB apparently. The utter state of that franchise. — Maganlal (@Maganlal1303) April 11, 2019 #ThrowbackThursday Dale Steyn in RCB pic.twitter.com/stFNwSlMnY — Rasool (@ImRASOOL) April 11, 2019 Dale Steyn has been getting smacked in the death overs on a regular basis since his comeback. So it's only fitting that RCB sign him. — Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) April 11, 2019
  10. Netflix, as we all know, has strong local competition in some countries. Specifically, in India, the streaming service is trying unusual experiments such as low-cost mobile only plan to win people. On the same lines, Netflix is now testing Rs. 65 mobile-only weekly subscription plan in the country. That's right, Netflix is now testing a new plan in India, under which the users can now sign up for as low as Rs. 65 per week and access the entire catalogue of films and TV shows on the platform. It is, however, worth pointing out that this particular weekly plan does not offer HD or Ultra HD content. You'll have to shell out more for that. But hey, we're not really complaining, because it's the platform's cheapest plan. © Hindustan Times In an official statement, Netflix said, “We are always looking for ways to make Netflix more enjoyable and accessible. We will be testing different options in select countries where members can, for example, watch Netflix on their mobile device for a lower price and subscribe in shorter increments of time. Not everyone will see these options and we may never roll out these specific plans beyond the tests.” In addition to the Rs. 65 plan, Netflix also has three more weekly plans priced at Rs. 125, Rs. 165, and Rs. 200. Rs. 125 is the weekly version of the basic plan. It adds an extra screen to watch your content on. Alternatively, you can also opt for Rs. 165 or Rs. 200 plan and pay per week for extra screens and stream at better quality. © Unsplash Please note that these weekly plans are not yet live for all the users in the country as it's just an 'experiment' according to Netflix, but we think it's only a matter of time until these weekly plans go official.
  11. When it comes to royal Indian fashion, the first name that comes to our mind is that of Padmanabh Singh, the Maharaja of Jaipur. Also known as 'Pacho', the 20-year-old King has been making quite an impact in the international fashion arena. Right from setting the ramps of Milan on fire, to being the fiercest royal fashionista, he is the epitome of royal elegance. He recently posted pictures of the Holika Dahan that took place at the City Palace, Jaipur, and he looks straight out of an opulent Bhansali flick in them. Take a look. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur We are in love with the ivory sherwani paired with the silk white churidar, along with the royal safa accentuated with a red Bandhani dupatta. Also, the golden buttons and brooch, along with the bejewelled purple sword-sheath, are perfection. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur His outfit, honestly, is a reflection of the inimitable grandeur that the Indian royalty is all about. The splendour of the palace, in all its sheer luxuriousness, is perfectly mirrored in the way the Maharaja has clothed himself. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur The huge fire of Holika Dahan, along with the royal fireworks, is a reminder of the glory that pervaded all throughout India once upon a time. © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur © Instagram/Pachojaipur All we can say is, nothing can match the magnificence of these rituals, and the clothing that were a part and parcel of the proceedings.
  12. Amidst the madness of the Indian Premier League (IPL) taking over a country of cricket-crazy people, news of the Indian squad for the 2019 ICC World Cup being announced about a week from today, has caught people's attention. According to a Times of India report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Indian skipper Virat Kohli have made plans to meet next Monday in Mumbai to sit and pick a roster that will represent the country in the tournament starting 30th May. Rohit Sharma believes that the final team will only be selected once the thoughts and ideas of Kohli and head coach Ravi Shastri have been taken into consideration by the Board. “I think we are pretty much settled. There are a few spots (undecided) which everyone knows about but again that depends on what the captain and the coach and the selectors think whether they want to go for the extra seamer or the extra spinner or extra middle order player or a reserve opener. “It also depends upon the conditions. The last time we were in England, the conditions were quite dry. I don't know how things will be. So if it is like that, then you take an extra spinner, as simple as that. If it's not then probably take the extra seamer,” the 'Hitman' said in Mumbai. The last portion from Sharma's quote is worth paying some heed to. It is well established that the fourth spot in the team is the most uncertain position. While currently in the hands of former allrounder Ambati Rayudu, it is highly probable that the Guntur-born will be asked to give it up, considering his below average performance against Australia in the ODI and T20I series last month (and let's not even talk about his IPL journey so far). Basing the argument on Sharma's take, if the conditions in England and Wales consists of heavy moisture, the number four spot could go a batting allrounder like Vijay Shankar who usually goes to the pitch as the fifth batsman and somebody like Hardik Pandya can be inserted in the fifth slot. Alternatively, Dinesh Karthik becomes an ideal candidate for number four adding to the powerful middle order batting line up with Pandya taking away Shankar's place from the roster. On the other hand, if the weather conditions continue to remain dry like the last time Men in Blue had visited England, bowling allrounder, Kedar Jadhav becomes one of the foremost picks for Kohli. Also, if the captain and the coach really want to try something that they haven't in the last two years, bringing back Ravichandran Ashwin does not appear to be a bad thought either. While positions for batsmen like Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, and bowlers like Yuzvendra Chahal and Jasprit Bumrah can be considered to be a confirmed lock, the spots for allrounders are what will be a major part of the discussion between Kohli and the BCCI on Monday.
  13. Not a lot of sports fans of this country would have used names like Rahul Dravid and Lionel Messi in a single sentence. While being the top personalities of cricket and football respectively, they are known to have devoted fans from all over the world by their side whenever they make news. So when the time did come to talk about the two athletes in one breath, fans of sports as a whole did not lack in enthusiasm. If Dravid and Messi had come across each other at Camp Nou yesterday pic.twitter.com/gOv9QOtNj2 — Sootinho | Juanan stan (@heartgoesjuanan) April 7, 2019 Yes, one of the finest cricketers India has ever produced was spotted enjoying a game of football at Barcelona F.C.'s home ground of Camp Nou on Sunday. Always the one to show his affection for the game, Dravid had a lifelong dream of watching the Spanish giants play live at one of the most popular stadiums in the world. “It's incredible, it's a huge honour, it's one of the things I've always wanted to do, come to Camp Nou and watch a football game. To be here and experience the atmosphere, it's absolutely electric,” said 'The Wall' in an interview after the game. As the men in red and blue went on a tear, defeating Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in a La Liga matchup, 2-0 behind Luis Suarez and Argentine legend Lionel Messi's back to back goals in the 85th and 86th minutes respectively, Dravid was surprised by the two top-tier players and their skills. “To be able to watch players like Messi and Suarez play live, it's fantastic for me and my family,” said Dravid in a video on YouTube. Unlike any casual fan of football, Dravid had the eye for the 'off-the-ball' movement of Messi and did not hold back on commenting on that. “He's an absolute genius. It's incredible to watch what he does and to watch him live… One thing to see with Messi is how fantastic he is with the ball but it is incredible to see how good he is without the ball and how he is able to find spaces,” said the former Indian cricketer. Talking about the atmosphere of the Barcelona stadium, Dravid compared it to any of the Indian cricket arenas during the ongoing Indian Premier League season. "Cricket is a different game. We have a great atmosphere and a great crowd in the IPL and a lot of Test matches as well. Cricket is the No.1 sport in India but football is catching up very quickly.” However, Dravid did make a statement that led to a fraction of the common fans of cricket and football call him out. To the horror of fans of footballers other than Messi, he said: “I don't think there's been a better player than him (Messi) ever.” Now obviously, a comment like that was bound to gather some hate: Mr . Dravid , who told you like no one can not match Messi ? Did you watch CR 7 GAMES ? If you watch RONALDO GAMES ! MAY BE YOUR OPTION IS DEFINITELY CHANGED. — krishnadasari (@krishnadasari9) April 8, 2019
  14. Jim Sarbh is the king of quirk, and no, we're not referring only to his choice of roles. When it comes to matters of style and fashion, the man is as non-mainstream as his roles are. Right from rocking gender-fluid ensembles to wearing clothes that manage to steal the collective thunder of the entire Bollywood. His latest avatar, however, is something we have never seen before. Take a look. © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal Jim is legit looking like an edgy Indian king, wearing statement sherwanis by Shantanu & Nikhil. The impeccably stitched pieces spell elegance and royalty like nothing else, and we're obsessed with the innovative layering game. © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal What stands out is the subtlety of the ensembles, in terms of the colour palette. The fact that they can look super conspicuous in spite of that, in terms of sheer design elements, is noteworthy. © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal Modern Indian grooms can definitely take a leaf out of Jim's book when it comes to standing apart, as opposed to opting for the same old tried and tested outfits. The draping in some of the outfits are so unusual, that they are effortlessly ramp-ready. © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal © Instagram/Jimsarbhforreal All we can say is, Jim's style game surely does look like it was 'made in heaven'. (Wink)
  15. The Indian gaming industry is seeing a rapid growth, thanks to behemoths like Tencent, who're actively making an active investment. If everything goes well, digital gaming in India is expected to grow into a billion-dollar market. But it's not all roses here when it comes to gaming. According to a report by a US-based cloud services provider Limelight Networks, it looks like Indian gamers are seriously addicted to gaming. An alarming rate of Indians are even compromising on basic things like meals, sleep, and even work for playing online games. © Pexels Apparently, close to 50-per cent gamers in the country are considering quitting their jobs to take up gaming as a profession. I mean, I like the enthusiasm, but I am not sure if they all realize the risks involved. The report highlights that Indian gamers are spending nearly seven hours each week playing online games. Close to 24 per cent of players are admitting to playing for more than seven hours a week, whereas over 11 per cent of them say they indulge for more than 12 hours in a given week. To shed some more light on the matter, the report further notes that 45 per cent of Indian gamers accepted that they have missed sleep to play games. It doesn't stop there, as 35 per cent of gamers say they've missed out on spending time with their friends or going out on a date. And surprisingly, the report says that close to 24 per cent of gamers have skipped work just to play games. If not, it looks like nearly 20 per cent of gamers play at work on a daily basis. © Unsplash As I said, I like the optimism, but it's important that they need to understand the risks involved too. Professional gamers, spend more 10-15 hours a day grinding to perfect their gameplay. Twitch streamers & professional gamers like Shroud, DrDisrespect, etc., spend way too much time playing games. Some of them have even talked about the mental and physical health issues which they have to go through to put so much work. As much as I am excited about Indian gamers coming out of the closet, I am equally concerned about the addiction and other factors that are involved. Well, let's just hope that people understand what they're getting into, and it's not just because of the on-going 'PUBG' fad. I say that because a lot of Indian gamers and streamers are doing extremely well playing these new titles. Naturally, the people enjoying their streams and gameplay are bound to get attracted. However, it's important to see the full picture and balance everything before being able to support oneself as a professional gamer. If not, then this needs to stop before it's too late.
  16. A batsman who smacks the ball hard enough to make the inanimate thing scream for mercy and then generates even more pace with the ball in his hands, Andre Russell is undeniably one of the best all-rounders in limited-overs cricket. And, that's exactly why Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) retained him ahead of the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL) Auctions earlier this year. Repaying the faith of his employers, the West Indian powerhouse played a pivotal role in KKR's six-wicket triumph over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their opening encounter. The Jamaican cricketer took two wickets - David Warner and Yusuf Pathan, but it was arguably his unbeaten 19-ball 49 that stole the show. © Twitter/@IPL After making his intentions pretty clear with a fine showing in the opening match, Russell continued to terrorise opposition bowlers with a blistering 17-ball 48 during KKR's 28-run triumph over Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on 27th March. If his destructive batting brought the home crowd to its feet, Russell's impressive figures of 2-21 with the ball helped his side get the better of the visitors. Such has been Russell's consistency as an all-rounder that it also helped him bag consecutive 'Man of the Match' awards in the ongoing IPL season. Owing to his match-winning performances in the two games he has played so far, Russell has occupied the third place - only behind Imran Tahir (4 wickets) and Dwayne Bravo (4 wickets) - in the list of leading wicket-takers (Purple Cap) this season. © Twitter/@IPL When it comes to the list of leading run-getters, Russell is looking menacing at the fifth spot with 97 runs in two games so far. Nitish Rana is currently the 'Orange Cap' holder with 131 runs to his name. The KKR batsman is followed by Delhi Capitals (DC) batting sensation Rishabh Pant (103 runs) and teammate Robin Uthappa (102 runs) in the coveted list. Going by his raging form, Kolkata will hope Russell continues to build on his dream start in the tournament when they visit the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium to take on Delhi in what promises to be a pulsating encounter on 30th March.
  17. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) underway in full steam, we are bound to see many new-comers who will make a name for themselves and go on to earn laurels. Established youngsters such as Prithvi Shaw and Shubhman Gill, who are already in the limelight, can be the ones to replace the current Indian squad in the coming two to three years. These are the predicted top five youngsters who own the skills and determination to make it to the Indian team by the next World Cup, that is in 2023. 1. Prithvi Shaw (Delhi Capitals) © TOI The young Mumbai lad, Prithvi Shaw, is all set to make a comeback in the limelight of Indian Premier League under Delhi Capitals. Having a wonderful debut last year in the league, overshadowing Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and many other stars, Shaw definitely made a name for himself and got retained by the side during the 2019 IPL auction. Giving some prolific performances for the Indian Test side and that too at the age of just 18 is another proof of why he is referred to as the 'Next Master Blaster' of Indian cricket. Despite his worth still to be proven in limited overs cricket, he remains our top contender to make it to the Indian squad in the coming years, especially for ICC World Cup 2023. 2. Shreyas Iyer (Delhi Capitals) © Instagram The captain of the domestic as well as the IPL team of Delhi, Shreyas Iyer, is known to be the man of focus as this IPL season kicks off. Replacing Gautam Gambhir's leadership of Delhi Capitals since last year, Iyer has flowered as a captain and a better player too. From scoring in IPL to playing some great knocks for India A, the 24-year-old Mumbai lad has been in a prime form which if continues, will provide him with the great opportunity to support Virat Kohli by the World Cup 2023. 3. Shubhman Gill (Kolkata Knight Riders) © Instagram Soon after the arrival of Shaw, Shubman Gill became the next big thing to be talked about in the Indian cricket circuit. The 19-year-old batsman from Punjab is completely determined to achieve big things in international cricket and has continued to deliver consistently whenever the opportunity is provided. Ever since his phenomenal performance in the ICC U-19 World Cup 2018 in New Zealand, Shubman has been knocking at the door of the senior team. After being declared as the 'Player of the Tournament' during the2018 U-19 World Cup, he has been hailed by the experts as a player to watch out for. Getting an early entry into the Indian team and sharing the dressing room with big shots like Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn and Andre Russell for the Kolkata Knight Riders, Gill will definitely gain more knowledge of how to become a mature player. In the next few years, we will be seeing some major transformations in the youngster and we hope he goes on to break many records and might get us the 2023 World Cup too. 4. Mayank Agarwal (Kings XI Punjab) © Instagram “International cricket has made me calmer” was a statement given by Mayank Agarwal in an interview to Hindustan Times on Sunday. Having scored 2141 runs for the domestic team of Karnataka in the 2017-18 season and 3472 runs in 70 India-A matches, Agarwal's long wait of getting into the Indian team ended in December last year. Called to Australia as a replacement for Rohit Sharma, the 28-year-old was finally selected for the Boxing Day Test at the MCG, where he responded with a brilliant 76, the highest score by an Indian debutant in Australia, and a 42 in the second innings. Now, making a comeback after his thumb injury for Kings XI Punjab, he seems all set to show the entire world what he is made of. Regardless of all the difficulties and drawbacks that he has had, we would still opt him as our favourite to showcase in World Cup 2023. 5. Mayank Markande (Mumbai Indians) © Instagram 21-year-old Mayank Markande, recently added an achievement to his resume as he received his maiden call-up for the India T20I squad against Australia. Playing for Mumbai Indians and sharing the dressing room with legends like Sachin Tendulkar and Mahela Jayawardene, will surely be helpful to the young leggie. Keeping World Cup 2023 in mind, it will be interesting to see how young Markande fills the shoes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal.
  18. The famous police headquarters of The Scotland Yard is now opening its doors as a lavish 5 star hotel, courtesy Indian billionaire Yusuff Ali who spent over 75 million pounds on revamping it. © Daily Mail Mr. Yusuff is the owner of the Lulu Group in the Gulf and his company has a turnover of over £5.6billion. The Scotland Yard hotel has over 153 rooms and a night here will be over 10,000 pounds which translates to around Rs 9 lakhs per night. Obviously, the rooms will have an enviable view of the Westminster Abbey and the Buckingham Palace as well. © Twitter © Daily Mail Old prisoner cells have been converted into meeting rooms and secet whiskey bar and a big chandelier in the hotel is a tribute to a gang of famous female robbers, the Forty Elephants. © Daily Mail The hotel will open its doors this year and promises a different experience to its guests. Who even thought that a place guarding prisoners would turn into something which commands you to throw so much money to spend a night here!
  19. Recently, the Greenpeace and AirVisua analysis of air pollution readings from 3000 cities around the world made a shocking and alarming discovery. 22 of the 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India. Not just that, Gurugram holds the unique honour (or rather dishonour!) of being the most polluted city in the world. When you take into account how Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Noida hold the 2nd, 4th, and 6th ranks respectfully, it becomes clear that, now more than ever, Indians need to start making some serious and necessary lifestyle changes. Fortunately for all us, it isn't all that challenging to 'go green', especially when you can just practise some simple eco-friendly hacks that will go a long way in reducing your carbon footprint. And so to help reverse the alarming trend of Indian cities dominating the list of the most polluted cities in the world, and to do our bit to combat global warming by large, here are five eco friendly hacks that all Indian men should practice, for their own sake if not ours. These Green Tips Are Easy AND Effective HACK 1: Carpooling Is Mandatory © Pexels There are multiple benefits of carpooling that aren't just limited to reducing your carbon footprint and doing your bit to save the planet. After all, not only do you get to actively help reduce the massive traffic jams all of us are constantly stuck in, but you also end up saving a decent amount of money (whether you are carpooling in your own car, or using Uber pool). In other words, it becomes a win-win situation for all us, which is precisely why carpooling makes for such an amazing eco-friendly hack. HACK 2: Invest In Organic Clothes © Pexels Most of us don't pay much attention to the fabric composition of the clothes we wear. While we are more concerned with the fit, the styling, and even the brand of our clothes, the fabric composition, arguably the most important aspect of the clothes we wear, is rarely a priority. This is where investing in organic clothes makes for such an amazing eco friendly hack to practice. First of all, clothes made out of organic cotton are a result of organic farming practices which happen to be immensely eco-friendly. So you are immensely reducing your carbon footprint by just replacing your clothes with organic alternatives. That's not all though, as organic cotton clothes also endure better colour and sweat absorption (primarily because they are equipped with natural wicking properties), and prevent any potential skin allergies. They are also not that expensive to purchase. In fact, some of the best organic cotton t shirts for men out there are actually incredibly affordable, thereby giving you yet another reason to invest in organic clothes. HACK 3: Go Paperless © Unsplash This is perhaps the easiest eco-friendly hack to practise. After all, thanks to the rapid advancements in technology that have taken place, going paperless has become easier than ever before. With smartphones and tablets becoming more and more efficient, there is simply no excuse for you to be carrying around a notebook. In fact, nowadays you can find an app for pretty much anything. And while nothing can beat the old world charm of flipping through the pages of a book, switching to a Kindle is both practical (you can store thousands of books in one small device), and helps you do your bit to save the environment. HACK 4: Get A Reusable Tote Bag © Pexels Believe it or not, but plastic (especially plastic bags) is a leading cause of environmental pollution and degradation. And since most Indian shopkeepers, particularly department store owners, aren't necessarily shying away from using plastic bags, the onus lies on us to do something about this damaging trend. As such, investing in a tote bag becomes a no-brainer. Not only will this help you avoid getting your groceries in a plastic bag, but you can also use it again and again (one tote bag should ideally last you at least a year). HACK 5: Rent Things, Don't Buy Them © Shutterstock This is one hack that can be applied to a vast majority of things that you own (or want to own!). While we all need our own smartphones and grooming essentials (razors, moisturisers,etc.), there are other things that we don't necessarily have to buy. Whether it's the latest PS4 games or a suit you want to rock for your friend's wedding, there is nothing wrong in renting them instead of purchasing them out right. Apart from reducing your carbon footprint, you will also save lots of money, and when can that ever be a bad thing?
  20. This article is in memory of Late Major Dhruv Yadav and every father who has lost his brave son to Mother India. © Namrata Yadav In the dark recesses of the night, I look at my son who wriggles in his sleep - partially hungry, partially in discomfort as he has started teething and wonder what it is like to lose a child. I knew the pain of having lost someone but the pain of losing a child is perhaps unimaginable. It is nature's way and God's plan to take away people to make space for a new life on earth; a loss of life only makes way for new life and that is the absolute cycle of life. But knowing that and acknowledging God's plan I still wonder how you say goodbye to your own child. I look at my son only to realize, my precious gain could be someone's devastating loss. Thus, in a way, as life continues, I often wonder of nature's harshness and kindness in the same stroke. Loss can never be compared, but I have often wondered does the honourable death of a young soldier make the pain any less for a uniformed father, after all, wasn't it nature's plan for a son to immerse the ashes of his father and not the other way round? Does watching his body wrapped in the tricolour, while listening to a thousand boots march to show respect to this brave son of India, make the pain any less for an absolutely heartbroken mother? © Reuters Is the sound of the bugles intended to be the last lullaby this brave son hears, as his parents lay him to rest? Amid all this pride and honour that this brave son of India bestows on his parents, there is immense pain. I once saw an old soldier march behind the casket of his young brave son of India and as he lit his pyre - bugles were sounded, a gun salute given to this fallen comrade, the father transformed into a true soldier and saluted his young soldier goodbye. At that moment, it was not a father saying goodbye to his son, it was the soldier within the father saying goodbye to a young fallen comrade, who happened to be his blood. In death and loss, he was no longer his, he was yet again his country's first – the loss compounded once again. This memory was only to be etched deeper within me, when a few days later on this very father's birthday, he immersed his son's ashes on the banks of the river Ganga. In that final goodbye, before Ma Ganga took this young boy away on his final journey having defied the circle of life as nature intended, the flowers among his ashes touched his father's feet as if to take his blessings one last time, draw strength from his father as he took those very last steps and made his final journey into the afterlife. At that moment, I saw what nature intended - a relationship in its purest form of a 'father and son'. I sit at the edge of my son's cot looking at him, imagining the joy I may feel when he takes his first steps, only to think of this father who helped his son take his last... Author Bio: Namrata Yadav graduated with a joint Masters degree in Law and Anthropology from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, UK and currently works as a freelance consultant in New Delhi. She is the sister of Late Major Dhruv Yadav's who was killed in the line of duty in September 2015.
  21. The Indian contingent for the 2019 Special Olympics, which is currently taking place in Abu Dhabi, is atop the medal tally with 30 gold, 33 silver and 32 bronze medals in events ranging from roller skating, powerlifting to table tennis. Such is the versatility of Team India. But, who cares, right? The fact that 19-year-old powerlifter Manali Manoj Shelke failed thrice, redetermined her resolve, and finally succeeded in crossing her hurdles with just a little bit of persuasion by her coach, will mean absolutely nothing to us in not more than a couple of days when the Indian Premier League (IPL) begins. Special Olympics athlete Manali Manoj Shelke shows us what a true athlete is pic.twitter.com/H2XkzIHnux — Athlete Swag (@AthleteSwag) March 15, 2019 All the effort put in by the young prodigy will be clouded by the fireworks of cricket, the sport that has achieved 'celebrity status' in a nation which takes immense pride in the diversity it possesses. No hate towards the “gentleman's game” though. The game has led to providing a living (a very luxurious one at that) for a lot of athletes, giving deals worth lakhs and crores of rupees to these players, some of whom have not even played a single game at a noteworthy level. But that's okay, right? In some days, names of Special Olympians like Supreet Singh, Rishabh Jain and Priya Prakash Gaba who, despite their disabilities, brought home the greatest laurels that they could, will be nothing more than a Google search. Hey, if they are lucky enough, maybe their names will appear in one of the questions in the next season of 'Kaun Banega Crorepati'. Who knows? Who remembers Ranvir Singh Saini, the athlete diagnosed with autism at the age of two, who became the first Indian to win the gold in a golfing event? Who can recollect the memories of the powerhouse of a sportsperson in Phoolan Devi, who bagged yet another gold medal in powerlifting (bench press) not too long ago at the 2015 Special Olympics 2015 in Los Angeles, USA? Four days of mild to no news coverage and maybe a couple of retweets about how they have made their country proud, that's all they are worth. That's exactly what they had signed up for when they stopped feeling sorry for themselves and took up sports in this country. But, they are no cricketers so, obviously, they have no legacy. They are not worthy of well-documented stories to tell the future generations, but who cares?
  22. From patriarchal society to intersectional feminism, we are moving in the right direction. We have no right to treat anyone differently based on their gender. Women are as good as men, if not better. From homemakers to CEOs, they are proving their mettle in every field. Social causes like feminism have urged women to come out of their shell. Feminism isn't about what a woman 'should' do, it's about what a woman 'wants' to do. While some choose to stay at the house and make it a home, others choose to sit in a cabin and lead their company. And some, some choose to do both! Choice! That's what they should have. That is what everyone should have. These days, Indian women are making a choice to have a nuclear family. They're preferring to stay away from in-laws. While it must not be easy for the older generation to digest, let's see how it makes sense because of these two major reasons: · Interference The younger generation doesn't have any specific rules about 'it's a man's job'and 'it's a woman's job.' They live life in their own comforting way and do things at their own convenience and pace. The older generation, however, doesn't understand this concept. Most men don't work in the kitchen before marriage. Post marriage, when a mom sees her son making dinner after coming from the office, she is bound to assume that his wife is making him do this. It won't cross her mind that maybe her son is happily doing it. Modern men have come out of gender-specific roles. They are more than okay with being a helping hand in every aspect of the marriage. But the older generation is not always too comfortable with it. They just assume that since their son had to change his lifestyle, he might not be happy with how things are. So they have a 'talk' with the wife which leads to unnecessary quarrels. Parents (both the sides) shouldn't interfere in a marriage unless they are asked. It's about time they stop 'assuming' things just because their children have changed their lifestyle. · Freedom When a woman is at her home, she can sleep anytime, wake up any time, laze around all day, and do just nothing. The same thing continues (if) she moves in with her boyfriend. We, men, don't really care about any such stuff as long as both the partners are happy. But when after the marriage if the in-laws come to live with the couple, that freedom goes. No matter how cool the in-laws are, some discomfort and the pressure to 'behave' would always be there. Modern women don't understand sacrificing their freedom. And they aren't wrong. So they prefer to stay away. I am sure even a man won't be completely comfortable living with his in-laws. After marriage, these two things concern women the most. I am not blaming the older generation here. Because that is how they have seen the world. They were brought up in a gender-specific society. A society where each gender had to live in a certain way. But times are changing now. Gender doesn't really have a place is the modern relationship. It's all about comfort, compatibility, and love. And that is how it should be!
  23. One of the biggest roles for the officials who are responsible for maintaining security during a live match inside a stadium is to ensure the safety of the players playing in the field. The fear of someone invading the ground without proper documentation keeps all of them on their feet throughout the game, with eyes and ears on high alert, scouring the seats for the slightest hints of suspicious movement. Even then, there are some opportunistic 'fans' of the game who manage to dodge the security, get inside the field and do their best to interact with the athletes. 1. Fan Runs To Dhoni With The Indian Flag During the third and final T20I against New Zealand, one of Mahi's millions of fans was able to surpass the stadium security while darting for his idol's feet in love and respect whilst carrying the Indian national flag. You can buy fame, but not patriotism.#Dhoni flag#Dhoni #INDvsNZt20 pic.twitter.com/aRWD0CZHwU — always somewhere (@amitvikram108) February 11, 2019 As soon as the 'Thala' fan dove to his feet, he dropped the flag on the ground which Dhoni instantly picked up, preventing the disrespect it would have meant. Dhoni also got the fan up on his feet, greeted him nicely and before he ran away clearly overflowing with joy as the security guard followed him in pursuit. 2. Tendulkar's Disciple Touches His Feet The man used to get letters written in blood during his prime. However, in 2013, during the Ranji season, as Sachin Tendulkar scored a ton, a fan entered the field and fell at the master blaster's feet, calling the batsman his god. Fan takes blessing from his cricket God, touches Sachin Tendulkar's feet. Mumbai vs Baroda #Ranji game. #sachin (PIC) pic.twitter.com/leML0XB4 — CricIndian (@CricIndian) January 7, 2013 Tendulkar had expressed his discomfort with the whole incident as well. He said: “It feels strange when a fan comes and touches your feet and says you are God. I don't feel comfortable with it, but it is the way they feel about you…” 3. A Viratian Tries To Kiss King Kohli In October last year, during the second Test match between India and West Indies, an over-enthusiastic fan found the opportunity to race down the field and get his hands on the Indian captain, quite literally so. Fan tries to kiss Virat Kohli after invading field in 2nd test, day 1 ! ð®#viratkohli #fan #tried #kiss #invaded #india #westindies #testmatch #cricketuniverse #ipl2018 #ipl #cricketnews #ipl11 pic.twitter.com/UlEKsXQTNO — Cricket Universe (@CricUniverse) October 12, 2018 With a couple of moments away from planting a big one on the Indian skipper's face before Kohli caught him mid-way and security was able to overpower him and escorted him out of the stadium. Yikes. 4. Dhoni Plays 'Hide and Seek' With Fan We had to save the best for last. After India were done with their batting innings during the second ODI against Australia in Nagpur recently, one of the invaders managed to run past the security and straight towards the former Indian captain who decided play a little game of hide and seek with the fan. Absolutely Adorable moment! Mahi plays hide and seek with fan. That's y Mahi is Maahhiiii. Dhoni is Dhoniiii pic.twitter.com/NWJ9KTYeiZ — Priyadharshini (@PriyamozhiA) March 5, 2019 After going around the field for a couple of minutes, Dhoni finally hugged the surprised fan before asking him politely to leave the field as his team was getting ready to bowl against Aaron Finch's men.
  24. What's up everyone? It's our girl Superwoman out there making India proud! Lilly Singh aka Superwoman has just become the first Indian-origin woman to host a Late Night talk show and basically the entire world is showing nothing but support for her. It's official. Ya girl is getting her own @nbc late night show... A Little Late with Lilly Singh. Thank you so much for being here. I am truly so grateful. â¤ï¸ Thank you @jimmyfallon @sethmeyers pic.twitter.com/h44HoPRtel — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 She started off her career online by posting YouTube videos on her channel ||Superwoman|| and quickly became a fan favourite on the website because of her hilarious and relatable content. Imagine going from making YouTube videos in your room to getting your own talk show down the line. Sounds like a dream, right? Does it make you want to go back in time and start a YouTube channel doing stupid things and posting it online? Coming back to her show 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh', she's taking over Carson Daly's 1:30 am slot on NBC and the show is expected to debut this year in December. This is not just important because she's Indian-Canadian, but also because she would be joining the few women hosts in a majorly male-dominated area. Moreover, she's also an openly bisexual woman, so it's like a trifecta of representation. Ever since the news broke online, all her fans and even celebrities have been showing excitement over this and are tweeting showing support. National jiju has spoken. YES! So awesome congrats! — Nick Jonas (@nickjonas) March 15, 2019 The shade was so good. Thanks bro in law! Appreciate you tweeting this while probably still celebrating your wedding haha! Love uuuuu ðâ¤ï¸ https://t.co/NLk3BNSHLf — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Congratulations are pouring in. ð£Congratssssssss @IISuperwomanII !!! Epic ð¹â¤ï¸ð¹ https://t.co/aKb9DfkdNE — Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) March 15, 2019 We can't wait. Oh... and India I can't wait to celebrate with you. Mamas timing ain't no mistake x ðªð½ðð½ — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Even The Rock has spoken. ðð¾ðð¾ðð¾ðð¾ð¥ She's come a long way! Proud of you sis! @IISuperwomanII https://t.co/64LC81PvfW — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) March 15, 2019 This is so cute. Thank you for the advice DJ. I'm forever grateful! Now let's get to work ðªð½â¤ï¸ love you x https://t.co/gts9ufCPBM — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 No hard feelings. Thank you so much! I have enormous shoes to fill. An honour â¤ï¸ https://t.co/awVzeQ94iw — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 It is monumental for real. MONUMENTAL. An LGBT woman of color hosting late night! Congrats @IISuperwomanII you are blazing an important, unprecedented path! ð https://t.co/MBaAAdwtLu — Eugene Lee Yang (@EugeneLeeYang) March 15, 2019 The best way. Tonight I learned who @IISuperwomanII is and I'm obsessed and also so very proud of a complete stranger, but that's the best way to be proud! — Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) March 15, 2019 Queen! Trying to keep up with your excellency doe â¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ https://t.co/IbX8JQo2Wc — Lilly Singh (@IISuperwomanII) March 15, 2019 Such a great thing! HELLO!!!!! NETWORK'S FIRST FEMALE LATE NIGHT HOST IS GONNA BE AN INDIAN WOMAN??????? MISS LILLY SINGH IS DOING THAT pic.twitter.com/cytLSMCw2W — neelam saw captain marvel! (@chasegerts) March 15, 2019 The best. Reason to Smile: @IISuperwomanII, a bisexual woman of color, is now hosting her OWN late night show on NBC?? This is the best news of the day. — Thomas Sanders (@ThomasSanders) March 15, 2019 It really is! WOW! This is SO amazing! The only woman currently hosting a late night show on one of the big 4 broadcast networks! & also YALL! this is such a victory for the @YouTube community! Congrats @IISuperwomanII â¤ï¸ https://t.co/o1FysEySUF — Scott Hoying (@scotthoying) March 15, 2019 Seriously tho. An Indian woman is getting her own late night talk show. What a time to be alive! Congratulations â¦@IISuperwomanIIâ©! https://t.co/dRSXvC1Xrn — Yashar Ali ð (@yashar) March 15, 2019 Yes! Yeaaaahh @IISuperwomanII !! Go sis go! â¤ï¸ðð¾ — Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 15, 2019 Alexa, play! #BAWSE #BAWSE #BAWSE ð­ð­ð­ Bout to have me turn into an OWL catching NEW episodes of A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH! And when I'm not HOO-HOOing ð¦ my DVR is BOOKEDT and BUSY! ð Alexa play CONGRATULATIONS! Alexa play INDEPENDENT WOMEN, Pt. 1!!! ð£ https://t.co/Mvr4bhK4yt — Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) March 15, 2019 Good word play. LILLY ð­ð­ YOURE SUPER, WOMAN. — gabbieð» (@TheGabbieShow) March 15, 2019 So exciting. This is very good and very exciting. Congrats @IISuperwomanII!! https://t.co/86TWHewDt6 — Zach Kornfeld (@korndiddy) March 15, 2019 Times are changing. This is HUGE. 1. Someone from my hometown hosting a late night show 2. Someone South Asian 3. A woman of colour These are all things I thought I'd never see in that role, but I'm thrilled it's happening. Congrats @IISuperwomanII #RepresentOnAllFronts https://t.co/L38EabGwCp — Momin Qureshi (@Momin680NEWS) March 15, 2019 Yes sister, congrats. CONGRATULATIONS SISTER OMFG — James Charles (@jamescharles) March 15, 2019 All of our hearts. Lilly is just the coolest and now my heart is full â¤ï¸ð¥° CONGRATS @IISuperwomanII https://t.co/u833AHo816 — Adam Rippon (@Adaripp) March 15, 2019 History in the making. My heart is sooo full.. ladies and gentlemen you're witnessing history! Congrats @IISuperwomanII!! pic.twitter.com/CKfhdGDlvK — Humble The Poet (@humblethepoet) March 15, 2019 All hail. All hail the queen. Congrats, @IISuperwomanII. Out there doing it for all of us. ðð½ððð½ https://t.co/GY6PgcMMdK — Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) March 15, 2019
  25. Just weeks after the launch of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU, Nvidia has now introduced its smaller sibling, the GTX 1660. It's been made available in India for the price of Rs. 21,500 and it's the cheapest Turing-based Nvidia GPU that's out right now. © Nvidia Much like the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti, the new GTX 1660 offers Turing performance, making it comparatively better than the GTX 1060. This new card is using the same TU116 Turing GPU as the 1660 Ti, however, you're looking at 6GB DDR5 memory with a bandwidth of 192GBps, instead of DDR6. The GTX 1660 comes with 1,408 CUDA cores and has a boost clock speed of 1.8GHz. Nvidia also noted that one can easily increase the clock speed with some overclocking. On average, it's 35% faster than the GTX 1060 3GB at 1080p, and compared to the Maxwell-architecture GTX 960, it's 130% faster. In layman terms, the GTX 1660 delivers enough power to play even the modern titles at 1080p with enjoyable frame rates. © Nvidia The Nvidia GTX 1660, just like the GTX 1660 Ti, belongs to the GTX family of GPUs. So you'll be loosing out on features like ray-tracing. But considering the fact that the adaptation of ray-tracing is still in its infancy, we think you can sit out on the higher-end RTX cards for a bit longer if you are strictly on a budget. Specifications aside, the GTX 1660 also brings support for Adaptive Shading technology, which further improves performance in supported titles. You also get some game enhancing techs like Ansel, Freestyle, GameStream, ShadowPlay, and more. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 is now available from a lot of OEMs like Asus, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Inno3D, MSI, Palit and Zotac. The pricing, as mentioned earlier, starts at Rs. 21,500, and it will vary based on partner designs and features. You can learn more about the GPU here.
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