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  1. Players like Virat Kohli, Kane Williamson, Jasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada may hold the top spots in the ICC rankings in different formats of the game and may even be considered to be the face of modern cricket, but people who have put them on such a high pedestal are completely missing out on the bigger picture. Those who call themselves “ardent fans of the game” and believe that teams like England, India and Australia are the spearheading forces of cricket in the 21st century are either biased against the brilliance of Pakistani cricket or are oblivious to it. Hello! Horrible Performance by Pakistan Cricket team — Adil Chaudhary (@adilchaudhary15) February 27, 2016 Or maybe they simply lack the creativity to foresee what the game of cricket should look like in the next couple of decades. Earning shit loads of money, regardless of how good you are on the field, has to be the primary objective of any and every player that aspires to become a part of this game and that is all that players like Nasir Jamshed, Yousef Anwar and Mohammed Ijaz were trying to do when they indulged in bribery during the Pakistan Super League. Why is the judiciary system even trying to interfere with the whole situation anyway? So what if the players decided to promote spot-fixing? They only wanted to earn more money and quench their greed. Now that they have confessed to these “crimes”, albeit forcefully, we can't even say that they are dishonest. I remember when I broke this story that Nasir Jamshed is main character of PSL Spot Fixing that time they were saying now Shoaib will be in deep trouble as they will sue him,,,,, after a week PCB disclosed his name and now Nasir Jamshed is admitting his sin pic.twitter.com/ykmUdcZuGp — Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) December 9, 2019 Another Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) affair that the world just can't seem to get over is this thing that they do with a few of their cricketers when they hide their real age. Unfortunately referred to an “age fraud”, PCB's image is being unnecessarily tainted by their own like Rashid Latif who believe that the Board is “making a joke” of themselves. پاکستا٠ٹÛÙ Ú©Û Ú©Ú¾ÙاÚÛ Ø§ÙÚر Û±Û¹ ÙÛÚº جا رÛÛ ÛÛÚº اÙÚر Û±Û¹ ÙاÙÛ Ø§ÙÚر Û±Û¶ ÙÛÚº اÙÚر Û±Û¶ (16) ÙاÙÛ Ø§ÙÚر Û±Û³ ÙÛÚº اÙر اÙÚر Û±Û³ ÙاÙÛ Ú¯Ùد ÙÛÚº Ùاپس جاÙÛ Ú©Û ØªÛØ§Ø±Û ÙÛÚº @TheRealPCB Ø®Ùدا کا Ø®Ù٠کر٠اÙر عÙرÛÚº درست کرÙائÛÚº اÙر د٠ÙÙبر ÚÙ¾ÙÙÙÛ Úاکٹرز Ú©Ûساتھ ÙÙکر ØªØ¨Ø§Û Ùا کرÛÚºØ Ø§Ùر Ùزا٠Ùا بÙائÛÚº ðððð — Rashid Latif راشد ÙØ·ÛÙ ðµð° (@iRashidLatif68) December 6, 2019 "Pakistani Cricket Team's players are going to U-19s. U-19s are going to U-16s, U-16s to U-13s & U-13s back to their mothers' laps. For God's sake PCB, correct the ages & don't destroy (your reputation) by working with crooked diploma doctors, don't make a joke of yourself," the former Pakistan captain tweeted. But it's a simple solution for them to win a couple of tournaments: make over-aged people play in younger age-group tournaments, what's wrong with that? And if you are still not convinced of Pakistani cricket's global dominance, take a look at their phenomenal performance on the field. Two T20I defeats by at least nine wickets followed by back-to-back losses by an innings in the two Tests against the Australians should not make a difference in their international superiority for two reasons: They are still the number one team in T20I FREE VACATION IN AUSTRALIA - FUN! Pakistan bowling worst I have ever seen in Australia: Ponting#AUS VS PAK#Cricket pic.twitter.com/qkm5ozAHBe — Muhammad Noman (@Nomancricket29) December 2, 2019 Despite all that, PCB is still wasting their time on talent-less amateurs like Babar Azam and Mohammad Amir and that just might be the only flaw to becoming a superpower in the world of cricket. Everything else is foolproof. View the full article
  2. Ever since OnePlus came to existence, the whole ethos of the company was to offer flagship-level smartphones at an attractive price. However, with the recent OnePlus 7 Pro and 7T Pro, we've seen the company divulge into making more premium smartphones that also come with an increased price tag. However, the Chinese company may change that with a mid-range smartphone next year. A mid-range smartphone will not only let OnePlus keep the prices down, but it will also expand its portfolio and bring the company back to its roots. © 91Mobiles and OnLeaks OnePlus smartphones are highly successful in India and western markets; however, with rising prices, OnePlus has not been able to offer a smartphone in the mid-range segment. A new leak via 91mobiles and @OnLeaks suggests that the OnePlus 8 Lite will be the answer to all of the company's problems. The rumoured smartphone is said to come with a flat punch-hole display similar to the Galaxy S10 and without a notch. The display size is rumoured to be 6.4-inches or 6.5-inches and the fingerprint sensor will be under the display like the OnePlus 7 and 7T series. The camera sensors are also going to get a slight update as it will come with a dual primary camera setup and an additional Time-of-Flight (ToF) sensors for better 3D photography and AR features. © 91Mobiles and OnLeaks The most interesting part of the smartphone will be its specifications. Normally, every OnePlus smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's latest flagship chipset. However, the recently announced Snapdragon 865 chipset comes with a 5G X55 modem which will eventually drive up the cost. The Snapdragon 865 chipset does not come with a 4G modem which means OEMs like OnePlus will have no choice but to use the X55 modem or use an alternative chipset. It could be possible we might see the OnePlus 8 Lite using a different chipset to control the price of the smartphone. We can expect it to be powered by Snapdragon 765 SoC or some other chipset. We should know more about the mid-range smartphone closer to its launch. However, if rumours turn out to be true, OnePlus will return to its roots of offering the smartphone at an even more affordable price. For now, we would advise you to take the above information with a pinch of salt as it is based on leaks and rumour. Source: 91Mobiles View the full article
  3. Kartik Aaryan's Pati, Patni, Aur Woh has been hitting the headlines almost every other day, and clearly, he knows how to keep the conversation up, even through his fashion choices. Kartik just wore something to the airport which is statement clothing at its best, and is teaching us some major self-love lessons. Take a look. © Instagram/the.vainglorious © Instagram/the.vainglorious Kartik wore a grey hoodie that has an outline of his own face from his upcoming movie, replete with a moustache and the hashtag #ChintuTyagi. © Viral Bhayani Kartik has paired the statement grey hoodie with a super functional pair of blue jeans. The fact that he has chosen to wear a rusty brown overcoat (from Corneliani) shows that he really is fond of well-layered ensembles. (Props to his stylists Priyanka and Kazim from The Vainglorious for constantly keeping it cool.) © Viral Bhayani We love the fact that he has kept it classy in the footwear department by opting for a pair of good ol' black Oxfords. When it comes to accessories, we totally approve of that edgy af pair of sunnies. © Viral Bhayani Talk about being dedicated to a movie role! Kudos, Kartik. View the full article
  4. Yes, Xiaomi is still very much a tech company and they've not turned into a bank or a financial firm. They'll continue to sell great phones and other IoT products in India, but the company's latest service is called 'Mi Credit' with which it hopes to make it easier for any to get a loan in the country. Mi Credit is essentially a service with which Xiaomi is making it easier for users to get a loan by connecting them to service providers. So, yes, Xiaomi will not be lending the loan by itself. Instead, it has created a platform where loan seekers can meet the service providers to get the necessary loan amount based on the credit score. Here's introducing #MiCredit a curated marketplace for lenders. - 100% Digital - Apply for loan in 5 minutes - High success rate, higher loan amount, low interest rate - Free Credit Score - Encrypted data locally stored Get it on @googleplay and GetApps #MoneyWhenYouNeedIt pic.twitter.com/jc1oAqOn9k — Mi Money (@MoneyWithMi) December 3, 2019 Xiaomi was running a Mi Credit as a pilot last year during which it says it has disbursed over 28 crores worth of loans. Now, the company has partnered with KreditBee last year, now it has partnered with Aditya Birla Finance Limited, Money View, EarlySalary, CreditVidya, and ZestMoney to give out loans. According to Xiaomi, the process is 100-percent digital and it takes just 5 minutes to complete. The app, which is only available for Android users, for now, is apparently very easy to use. It offers real-time disbursements and supports all major banks. Currently, Xiaomi is offering loans of up to Rs 100,000 and says that it has a high success rate and low-interest rate. #MiCredit is available on GetApps and @googleplay. Scan the QR codes to download the app. #MoneyWhenYouNeedIt pic.twitter.com/1z6E95mJ7c — Mi Money (@MoneyWithMi) December 3, 2019 The Mi Credit app will also let you check the credit score for free. Users can select the loan tenure from 91 days to up to 3 years with interest starting from 1.35-percent per month. In case you're interested, here's how you can apply for a loan - 1) Install Mi Credit app from the Google Play Store and register through Mi account or your phone number. 2) Once that's done, upload your KYC documents (ID & address proof) and add personal details for online verification. 3) Add your bank details to facilitate transactions and the loan will be disbursed to you as quickly as possible. View the full article
  5. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal said on Saturday that the government was hiding behind the armed forces and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa over its failures. The...
  6. Farhan Akhtar is a versatile Bollywood actor who is not just known for his impeccable acting skills, but also for his understated style. The actor who was last seen in The Sky Is Pink has been making quite a statement when it comes to his sartorial sensibilities. From walking the ramp with Shibani Dandekar to twinning with her at the airport, we must say his fashion game is only soaring higher. © Viral Bhayani Recently, he was spotted with Shibani Dandekar in a different avatar. We have seen Farhan in his most relaxed avatars but this time he revived the casual look in a slit kurta shirt. Is he becoming a street-style aficionado one step at a time? We think so. © Viral Bhayani Farhan & Shibani have made several appearances together in which both of them have been at their fashionable best. This recent look shows how well-coordinated they are always. © Viral Bhayani © Viral Bhayani Farhan is currently prepping for his next movie Toofan. He is playing the role of a boxer which is pretty clear from these pictures, given his edgy transformation. We love how he is flaunting that in a stylish kurta shirt with flared pants and black sneakers. We are keen on taking more inspiration from you, Farhan. Keep up the game! View the full article
  7. Let's face it, every time Pulkit Samrat steps out, he is either seen wearing an insane outfit or a spunky pair of sneakers. This underrated star has won our hearts with his impeccable sense of humour on-screen and some teary romantic movies. The actor is as limitless as Ranveer Singh when it comes to his fashion sense. A scroll through his Instagram and you would see how his style sense is synonymous with street style aesthetics. © Instagram/viralbhayani Recently for the screening of his movie, Pagalpanti, he offered us a good lesson on how to wear a metallic outfit. But his sneakers undoubtedly stole all the attention. The pair looks insane and we must say its Pagalpanti at its best. Here's why: © Instagram/viralbhayani © Balenciaga © Balenciaga Pulkit was spotted in his Balenciaga Track 2 White sneakers. This pair is designed in a combination of mesh and nylon and has a dynamic sole. Cool and comfortable, these sneakers set as an ultimate fashionable pair with its innovative design. It further features a round toe, lace-up front and Balenciaga logo printed on the outer side. © Instagram/viralbhayani These sneakers are as heavyweight as the price. They are available for Rs 60,000 that excludes import and customs duties. The brand is known for its super edgy sneakers. Even though they come at a humungous price range, the sartorial level of this brand remains unmatched. © Instagram/viralbhayani As for his outfit, he wore a metallic co-ord set by MKI Miyuki Zoku. The relaxed dress code makes for an uber-cool statement but his sneakers took his debonair look a notch higher. Ranveer, time to watch out for Pulkit! View the full article
  8. Imagine you are sitting in your backyard, soaking up the sun and looking at a group of deer and a dog casually chilling there. Suddenly, one of the deer gets horny and starts humping the other one. Well, like people say "A man's got to do what a man's got to do." Meanwhile, the dog and the people making the video continue to look on as the deer tries his shot. © Viral Hog Everything seems to be going well, or we think it is; until the deer gets so excited that the head of the deer being humped falls off, quite literally. Wait, WHAT? Okay, don't get scared! Before you think it's some horror story about animal cruelty, let's tell you that the deer getting humped here was actually a statue and so was the dog. © Viral Hog However, looks like the poor deer fell for it and started humping the statue, only to get the shock of his life when the head of the fake deer fell off. He immediately backed off and continued to stare in disbelief at his headless crush. You can watch the whole video here: Caption this pic.twitter.com/QNDEXSsAUF — Alisha ð§âðð¤ð (@Cptnrwrpnts) November 15, 2019 Well, maybe the deer will now think twice before humping anyone or anything again. This hilarious video was shot in Eldorado, Illinois and while the poor deer could have died of that shock, we are dying laughing at the video and his hilarious reaction. In fact, people on social media have some funny interpretations for that video as well, which are too good to ignore. I said I would blow your mind, but damn baby! — The Squish (@The_Squishy_) November 15, 2019 I knew I was good, but you didn't have to lose your head over it. — Jim Hemstead âð¸ð¶ð®ð·ð¾ð¥ (@JimH1923) November 15, 2019 Buck: “This is NOT what I meant when I said I wanted head!” XD — Erica Knox (@Psybur) November 15, 2019 View the full article
  9. ISLAMABAD: JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman lashed out at Prime Minister Imran during his Azadi March speech on Sunday.?Keep sitting on the chair, this nation doesn?t recognise you as its ruler,? he said to the prime minister.Fazl said that...
  10. New rumours surrounding the OnePlus 8 are already hitting the internet and a new leak suggests that the display for the pro variant is going to get a major upgrade. Currently, the OnePlus 7T series and the OnePlus 7 Pro both come with a 90Hz refresh rate display and the company has already confirmed future OnePlus phones will have at least a 90Hz display. However, the new rumour suggests that the OnePlus 8 Pro will come with a 120Hz display. © OneLeaks This is not the first time we're seeing a smartphone that comes with a 120Hz display as it is already present on a number of gaming smartphones. The ASUS ROG II phone is the latest device that comes with a 120Hz display that helps out users in gaming. Having said that, if this rumour (via PhoneArena) is true, the OnePlus 8 Pro will be the first non-gaming smartphone that will come with a 120Hz display. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The rumours come from tipster Max J who revealed via Twitter that the pro variant will come with the 120Hz display while the OnePlus 8 will launch with a 90Hz display. This rumour seems quite believable especially since most smartphones are expected to come with a 90Hz display nowadays. Be a "pro". pic.twitter.com/h4UwnOXn8H — Max J. (@Samsung_News_) November 7, 2019 OnePlus 8 rumours have been floating for a while and one of them suggests that OnePlus is going to ditch the pop-up selfie camera system and instead opt for a hole-punch camera on the screen. These are based on CAD-bases renders that were shared by renowned tipster @OnLeaks. The OnePlus 8 Pro is expected to come with a triple camera setup, a 3D ToF sensor and a 6.65-inch display. Source: PhoneArena View the full article
  11. Established in 2000 as a brainchild of former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Raj Singh Dungarpur, the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru was aimed at nurturing and grooming young talent to continue a healthy supply to the Indian team. But, the famed academy has had its ups and downs over the years. Under the reign of N Srinivasan as president, the NCA almost became a "ghost town" in 2013. There was a drastic reduction in staff and budget which saw the axing of video analyst and changing the employment mode of coaches and physiotherapists from being permanent to retainership. But, the decline of NCA hit an all-time low when the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) took over the BCCI for three years. Despite promises of development, the NCA was completely neglected as the BCCI was busy following the instructions of the CoA. Once the hallowed ground for budding cricketers to hone their skills, the NCA had sadly become a mere rehabilitation facility sought by players looking to regain fitness. But, the forgotten academy has found a new ray of hope in Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid. © Twitter Owing to his success with India A and India U-19 sides, Dravid, earlier this year, was bestowed with the responsibility of breathing new life into the NCA as its new chief. More recently, the appointment of Ganguly as the new BCCI president appears to have sparked a positive change in the Indian set-up which also includes revamping the famed NCA. The veteran Indian cricketers, who once carried the baton for Team India on the field, have once again joined hands to take the NCA back to its lost glory. The duo has charted out a plan upon their intense discussion in Bangalore on 30th October. A detailed project, which is likely to cost more than Rs 100 crore, was discussed amongst BCCI top brass and the NCA office-bearers including Ganguly and Dravid. Inspired from Cricket Australia's High Performance Centre in Brisbane, the proposed idea is to transform the NCA into a state-of-the-art Centre for Excellence. The new NCA facility is expected to be built near Bangalore, a stone's throw away from the Kempegowda International Airport in Devanahalli to be precise. © Twitter Making full use of the new land, which is believed to be on a 99-year lease, the new NCA facility will accommodate three grounds, indoor nets, administrative buildings and the residential complex. The new model will also allow the support staff of the national team to work closely with the National Cricket Centre, sports science and sports medicine unit, and, state associations to aid the development of the contracted players. There will also be separate programmes for the A team, U-19 and U-23 sides. And, much-needed residential programmes designed for the talented and rookies alike. “There are also plans to assist each player to realise their potential. Players will begin at the bronze level and earn promotion to silver and gold on the basis of their performances,” a BCCI source was quoted as saying by The Telegraph. “The facilities at the NCA like the Australian High Performance Centre will include gym, recovery pool, 40m cricket training nets with analytics technology and access to sports science. The NCA will include sports doctors, physiotherapists, strength & conditioners, dietitians, psychologists and biomechanists...It will look after the players' mental and physical preparation and aim to reduce injuries," the source added. © Twitter "If a batsman has a problem with technique or a bowler with his action, the NCA will have all facilities to address it. Bowlers with suspect action can also get corrected here. The presence of Dravid will only make things easier. There could also be some more high profile appointments as consultants. Sourav is hell bent on using Dravid in the best possible way,” the source concluded. While the work related to the new NCA facility is scheduled to begin from January next year, the appointments of Ganguly - as BCCI president - and Dravid - as the NCA chief - are already promising favourable results - one that are undeniably needed to take Indian cricket to new heights. View the full article
  12. Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who is known to bring his characters alive on the big screen with great conviction, has recently been brutally honest with his responses in one of his interviews. In a very recent interview, he revealed that he has lost all hope in the audience and tries to cater to what they want. Elaborating on the mindset of Indian audiences, he added that they only want a masala film with songs, dance and vulgar humour. He also talked about how the audience doesn't understand certain kinds of movies, citing the example of his film, Photograph. The actor attributed the lack of watching slow-paced, romantic movies and over-the-top movies which are far detached from the reality, for the current mindset of the audiences. Speaking of his upcoming movie, Motichoor Chaknachoor, Nawaz added that the movie is a situational comedy and that the characters are written in such a way that it evokes natural humour. He also highlighted how there were no deliberate attempts to add any punches as the movie takes its inspiration from daily life of common people. Going by trailer, it looks like the film is going to be a fun riot. And you haven't seen it yet, check it out below: Nawazuddin essays the role of a 36-year-old Dubai returned NRI, Pushpinder Tyagi, who, after a lot of struggles, marries a girl named Annie, played by Athiya Shetty. And honestly, the whole idea of two bachelors struggling to find their perfect better halves sounds like quite the recipe for a humorous setting. Helmed by Debamitra Biswal, the film will hit theatres on 15 November. Are you planning to watch this movie? Let us know in the comments below. View the full article
  13. Relatives of late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco carry the coffin after the exhumation at The Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain, October 24, 2019. Mariscal/Pool via REUTERSMADRID: Cries of...
  14. The ozone layer hole near the south pole is the smallest this year since the time it was found. However, don't pat your back yet, it's not due to cut-down on pollution but due to extreme Antarctic weather. According to NASA, this year the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer is 9.3 million square kilometers and it was 26.6 million square kilometers when it was at its peak in the year 2006. This year's hole is even smaller than when it was first discovered in 1982. © Reuters This is indeed good news but scientists at NASA warn us that it isn't good enough and the ozone layer is not completely healed. Paul Newman, chief scientist for Earth Sciences at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Centre in Greenbelt, Maryland said, "It's great news for ozone in the Southern Hemisphere, but it's important to recognize that what we're seeing this year is due to warmer stratospheric temperatures. It's not a sign that atmospheric ozone is suddenly on a fast track to recovery." Earth's ozone layer protects life on the surface of the Earth from harmful solar radiation, but man-made chlorine compounds create an imbalance like that, which can last in the air for 100 years and nibble at the ozone. This leads to thinning and a gap over Southern Hemisphere. © Reuters An atmospheric scientist with Universities Space Research Association, Susan Strahan said, "It's a rare event that we're still trying to understand. If the warming hadn't happened, we'd likely be looking at a much more typical ozone hole." Till the time the scientists are finding the reason behind the depletion in hole size, let's just think we got a little lucky this year.
  15. If you boil down a film to its fundamental parts, it's really a marriage between two things - sound and visuals, both of which happen to be seeing dialogue and plot on the side. It's no secret that David Fincher happens to be a proud master of them all - a title well-earned after his commercial failure and utter cult success as the director of Chuck Palhanuik's Fight Club. That's right. We're going to be diving into that thing we're not supposed to be talking about. Through its commentary on everything from emasculated 21st century men to the modern trap of consumerist culture, this film managed to capture the ethos and very spirit of pre-9/11, urban rat-race America. 20 years on however, we're provided with an interesting viewpoint to revisit some of Fincher's best scenes, especially considering how the subject matter has evolved over time - so here's four of the film's most iconic themes, and how we ought to look at them today. Insomnia & Consumerism (We don't order furniture from catalogues anymore, for a start.) The most overt and obvious theme in Fight Club is, well, overt consumerism and capitalism. The Narrator (Edward Norton), finds himself a prisoner of his own life - blankly staring into nothingness no matter where he is and what he is doing. At one point, The Narrator tells us 'when you have insomnia, you're never really asleep, and you're never really awake,' mirroring a very common sense of half-consciousness experienced by average people today. As he says this, the camera pans to reveal him mindlessly gazing at an infomercial for balding men which is unusual, considering 30-year-old Edward Norton's pretty full head of hair. The fact that he's so paralysed by this suggests that he's not just half-conscious due to lack of sleep, but that consumerist culture is also eating away at him. via GIPHY It's even more prevalent when you consider just how far he's distanced himself from the world and his dreary life - the very space required for Tyler Durden to sneak into existence. The lack of sleep, and said sleep replaced by an endless parade of advertising - you'll even find it right here while reading this article. There is no escape. When Life Gets Predictable While you may assume that the term 'Rationalism' is simply reliance on logic and reason, it also refers to a sociological concept - the replacement of traditions, values and emotions as social motivators with concepts grounded in logic, such as efficiency and productivity. It's pretty much impossible to avoid noticing this today - corporate email jargon and modern advertising have bleached the colours out of life for pretty much everybody. In the narrator's story, everything in his life is mass-produced and exceedingly predictable - right down to the colour of his boss' tie. It's after the narrator blows up his own apartment (while repressing the memory) and grabs a drink with Tyler, that he comes face to face with this problem. Tyler's answer? “The things you own, end up owning you.” Mind you, Palhanuik wrote this shit down ages before the first iPhones - although Fincher did pull a fast one on Starbucks. If you're rewatching this film, try and spot all the Starbucks cups he's included in this film - there's almost one for every single scene. How Toxic Masculinity Is Born Tyler Durden's purpose, statement and general idea is made pretty clear to the audience once the Fight Club itself is established - he wants to frame consumerism as the downfall of masculinity. Some of this is made clear from the very beginning, where The Narrator is portrayed as a perfect example of the emasculated male. He feels degraded by his job, he's psychologically weak and goes to support groups to hug strangers and cry - not exactly an example of peak masculinity, according to Tyler. As the group shares stories of being cuckolded and thrown aside, we meet Bob, introduced to us in the famous 'bitch tits' scene. Bob, once a bodybuilder, literally and figuratively loses his balls to testicular cancer, along with developing pseudo-breasts due to his hormone therapy. Along with his manhood, he ends up losing his family, his career and as a result, his sense of humanity. These men seek their answer by resorting to something they can never do in their dissatisfying everyday lives - reaching for one extreme of masculinity by being really, really violent. While Tyler ridicules the world of mass-produced masculinity, he sells them another, more visceral kind of manliness - one that changes them almost instantly. This isn't where the echo of emasculation ends, however. As the film goes on, Tyler reveals Project Mayhem - a scheme cooked up to demolish the consumerist nature of modern society. It's here that we see things coming full circle - as the men found meaning in Fight Club, Project Mayhem simply takes it away from them - this time turning them into identical, nameless soldiers willing to listen not to their bosses, but to Tyler Durden. (Note: The above clip contains a narration directly from the novel.) The emasculation is even more obvious when you take a look at Project Mayhem's punishment for interfering with the plan - straight up castration. In retrospect, this was a film destined to remain forever stuck in the 90s. It was a straight-up commercial failure during its release, and treads dangerous ground when we speak about modern portrayals of men and violence in cinema. Things don't attain cult status for nothing though, and despite every rewatch and reread of this story… there's something about blood, sweat and a penchant for chaos that resonates with every man who's sat in a cubicle, and thought about these words: via GIPHY
  16. Following their dismal outing at the ICC World Cup in England & Wales, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is leaving no stone unturned in a bid to restructure their setup. From changing their coach to employing a new diet, the Pakistan cricket team has undergone a major overhaul that is expected to improve their performances in major tournaments. While majority of the changes have been met with appreciation, the PCB's new model which has sought an overhaul of developmental cricket in the country appears to have drawn flak from cricketers and fans alike. On one hand, the PCB's latest model will focus in the development of 200 players, the other cricketers and management staff have now been left to fend for themselves. Fazal Subhan, a first-class cricketer in Pakistan, has been rendered jobless following the PCB's deployment of the new model. The 31-year-old cricketer has a double hundred to his name in first-class cricket and boasts of a strike-rate over 131 in T20s. He was considered a great talent for the national berth until the PCB's crackdown on departmental cricket culture forced him to become a mini-van driver in Karachi to earn a living. SAD STORY OF ðµð° ð Fazal Subhan was the player of HBL, he has played U19 & A side cricket for Pakistan, he was contender of Pak Test team, After closing of Departmental cricket he is driving drive “BHARE KE SUZUKI” His salary was 1 lac & now earning is less then 40k ð­ ð­ ð­ pic.twitter.com/nq22vPY55v — Shoaib Jatt (@Shoaib_Jatt) October 11, 2019 “Yes, I drive this (pickup) for bhara (fare). This is seasonal work. Some days there is a lot of work, and sometimes there is nothing for 10 days. I worked so hard to play for Pakistan. During departmental cricket, we were drawing a salary of Rs 100,000 but since the departments have shut down we are down to Rs 30,000-35,000, which is not enough to survive,” the cricketer, who played for Habib Bank Limited, was heard telling a reporter in a viral video on social media. “I am grateful that at least I have this job right now because of the way things are, who knows if I would even have this tomorrow. We have no choice; we have to do something for our children,” he added. Speaking about his career, Fazal said: “I played for Pakistan Under-19 team, and I also played for Pakistan A. I appeared in 42 first-class matches and was among the top five for two years. I played the home series in Lahore against India. I had played thrice in the series, and scored 39, an unbeaten 22 and once I was out for naught. Once I was in the frame for a Pakistan call-up. I was told by the board to get ready. I had my passport scanned and everything but then I don't know what happened". So sad Really , Like him & Many others r suffering, New system wil look after 200 players but 1000s of crickters & management staff r Unemployed bcos of this new model , I dont know who wil take the responsibility of this unemployment of cricket fraternity, ð¤²ð¼ for all the victims https://t.co/SaQfAKVFU2 — Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) October 12, 2019 Subhan's drastic situation has garnered a strong reaction from cricketers and fans. While Kamran Akmal called it "sad and heartbreaking", Mohammad Hafeez asked the authority to take responsibility. While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former cricket captain, has asked the PCB to abolish departmental cricket saying it is a corrupt system that blocks talents, another former captain Javed Miandad was critical of the decision saying it served the livelihood for several cricketers.
  17. The International Space Station, as we all know, is currently the only fully functional space station in the Earth's lower orbit. It's the result of a partnership between European countries represented by the European Space Agency the United States, Japan, Canada, and Russia. Well, looks like there's going to be another space station by the year 2030 and it's going to be launched by none other than India. The same has been confirmed by the ISRO chief K Sivan during a press conference where he also talked a bit more about the project. © Reuters He made it a point to inform that India will not be joining the International Space Station (ISS) and launch its own space station, which will be an extension of the Gaganyaan project. “We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme. So, subsequently, as a long-term plan, we are planning to have the space station in India. We are going to join the international community in manned missions to the moon, asteroids. We have a clear plan for the space programme,” Sivan said. The proposed space station will likely weigh 20 tonnes and it's said to be used for conducting microgravity experiments. India is targetting 2030 as the date to launch the space station and the preliminary plan is for the space station is to accommodate astronauts for up to 15-20 days in space. We still don't have a lot of details, but we hope to learn more after the completion of Gaganyaan mission. © Reuters As for the Gaganyaan mission, the government is said to have cleared a budget of Rs. 10,000 crore. It looks like there will be two flights from Sriharikota before the maiden flight with crew takes of sometime in 2022. ISRO's complete focus right now is on India's second moon mission, Chandrayan -2. It will take off on July 15 and will attempt to land near the South Pole of the Moon, which has remained an uncharted territory so far. You can learn more about the Chandrayan-2 mission right here.
  18. In a development that comes as a pretty big and a happy surprise to the people on social media, especially the residents of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the country is all set to open its doors to its first ever nightclub called the 'Halal' nightclub. Dubai and Beirut's famous club chain 'White' is already in talks and the place has been in the pipeline for a long time. The bar and the nightclub will cater to the needs of residents of the country and help them enjoy a well-deserved night-life, according to the Islamic norms. The news spread like wildfire on social media and people obviously have all sort of opinions. Bruh white jeddah night club is gonna be like 90% awkward people in it bruh. Wtf are you gonna do at a halal nightclub anyways? ð — . (@Lakofabettrname) June 12, 2019 Anyone interested to explain to me what is a Halal Disco/night club? I'm almost confused. — Walaa Al Ghussein (@WalaaGh) June 12, 2019 While some people are merely confused about this concept, many feel that the move is unnecessary. being civilized & modern does not need an opening of a night club with halal bar #justsaying hehehehe — Nurah AlSabah (@NurahMeshal) June 12, 2019 I can't believe that they're opening a nightclub in Jeddah! I mean wth it's right next to Mecca! oh wait the bar is HALAL lol.. — s (@xsuhyx) June 11, 2019 Also, some Twitter users are just interpreting the concept in their own way, of course. Mood : #دÙسÙÙ_ÙÙ_جد٠pic.twitter.com/fgxfCJSfE4 — Lamia (@Blaxy_Lia) June 12, 2019 © Twitter But then, some are genuinely excited and happy about this cool idea. Mood : ð¥ð¤ª #دÙسÙÙ_ÙÙ_جد٠pic.twitter.com/sQ3lsN8W6T — أبÙعبداÙÙÙ (@aboabdullah611) June 12, 2019 #دÙسÙÙ_ÙÙ_جد٠Mood pic.twitter.com/REQDZrTzEH — Essa ð (@essacool) June 12, 2019 All things said and done, everyone deserves a place to just let their hair down and party the night away!
  19. 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!
  20. Off late, HBO has been churning out some great content for its viewers. After the mighty success of 'Game of Thrones', 'Chernobyl' is the new show taking disaster dramatics by storm, breaking records in every way possible. If you know about 'Chernobyl', you'll know it's a story that revolves around the true events that occurred in 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster, and the lives of those who faced the consequences, post it. The Chernobyl nuclear power plant was situated North of Ukraine SSR, near a city called Pripyat and it surely was one of the most gruesome disasters to have occurred in the history of mankind, results of which are still quite prominent and visible. © HBO Right now, the show is on its way to becoming the highest-ranking television series, ever and IMBD ratings prove its way ahead of the highest-ranked fantasy drama's namely 'Game of Thrones'! Yes, something has finally beaten 'Game of Thrones' records and that's a first, for sure. The average rating for the show on IMDB is 9.6/10, which way ahead of 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones', which have a rating of 9.4/10. But unfortunately, Russia doesn't agree about its popularity and clearly doesn't like how HBO has projected the happenings in the show and is going ahead with its own version of the show on Chernobyl. A Russian network is making a fictional story on Chernobyl, based on a conspiracy theory, that claims that a CIA agent was sent to the nuclear power plant to carry out the acts of damage. This is because the Russian media does not agree to the plotline and the character arcs that are prevalent in the show and they find it strange that an American TV channel (HBO) has told stories about the Russian heroes in their own way. Several other Russian media houses have criticised the show for showing instances based on America's own understanding and perspectives when the disaster occurred far away from them. © HBO The Russians also believe that the American channel is using the show to tarnish Russia's reputation as a nuclear power, through demonstrating facts that aren't true from the show. One of the local papers also said 'the show is a caricature and not the truth'. "One theory holds that Americans had infiltrated the Chernobyl nuclear power plant and many historians do not deny that, on the day of the explosion, an agent of the enemy's intelligence services was present at the station." states film director Alexei Muradov, to an international publication. © HBO With all these conspiracy theories flying about, the show is definitely going to be a lot more interesting and if you haven't watched it yet, its time you catch it, just to understand a bit of history. After all, weren't we all looking for something to replace 'Game of Thrones'? Even if this is a bit extreme as an alternative, it's definitely a must-watch!
  21. PUBG Mobile hype is causing some serious trouble in countries like India where a lot of people are currently dealing with gaming addiction. While some people have been arrested, others have even lost their lives or ended up with broken marriages. But PUBG Mobile developer Tencent Games, on the other hand, is enjoying by cashing in on all the hype. According to a new report from intelligence firm, Sensor Tower, Tencent has crossed $4.8 million a day in May. Yes, the company literally made $4.8 million a day i.e. over Rs. 33 Crores a day from PUBG Mobile and it's clone called Game For Peace that it launched in China. © PUBG Mobile With that, Tencent is now said to own the world's highest grossing mobile app and the highest grossing mobile game, which is just insane. Do make a note that these are just estimates, but even the exact value is expected to be somewhere in the same ballpark. The total amount is said to be 126-percent higher quarter on quarter in comparison to the $65 million that PUBG Mobile grossed in April 2019. It's also worth pointing out that the estimate excludes Android revenue from China. Of the total revenue earned by Tencent from PUBG Mobile and the new Game for Peace, over $101 million came from Apple's App Store and $45.3 million from Google's Play Store. The revenue from both games, when put together, is about 17-percent more than $125 million made by Honor of Kings, which is yet another smash hit title published by Tencent. © PUBG Mobile Sensor Tower's Head of Mobile Insights, Randy Nelson, who shared all this information, said, “App Store and Google Play users worldwide spent an average of $4.8 million per day last month between both PUBG Mobile versions. The chief rival to both of Tencent's titles, Fortnite from Epic Games, had its best month so far in 2019 on iOS, but its total player spending of $43.3 million was only about 43 percent of Game for Peace and PUBG Mobile's combined take for May.”
  22. Apple just announced iOS 13 for the iPhone and has started to roll out as a Beta for current devices. It comes with many new performance improvements and software tweaks to make the iPhone experience even better. One such feature is called "Optimized Battery Charging” and is designed to improve your battery's total life and health. © Macrumors The new mode can be found in the battery section of settings and you need to head to “Battery Health”. You can switch it if you want to extend your iPhone's battery life. When switched on, this mode basically learns from your usage and habits and then waits to finish charging to 100% until you need your device. © Pexels For a simpler explanation, if you charge your smartphone at night while sleeping, Apple will charge it to 80% and then wait an hour or so before you wake up to charge it up to 100%. This basically keeps your iPhone charged at optimum capacity and then charge the remaining capacity when you actually need it, instead of keeping the iPhone charged at 100%. © Reuters When any device with a battery is continually charging after it reaches maximum capacity, this, in turn, does affect the battery health. This new feature is essentially a life safer who want to keep using their iPhone without having the need of replacing the battery sooner than expected. This feature will eventually prolong the life of the device as long as possible. If you would like to check out iOS 13, you can follow our guide on how to install it on your device right now. 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 Source: Macrumors
  23. As soon as Ranveer Singh was roped in to play the main man behind India's first ever Cricket World Cup Win in 1983 - Kapil Dev, we had geared up for another solid sports biopic. Ranveer has had an amazing couple of years, with huge, successful movies like 'Padmaavat' and 'Gully Boy' under his belt, and it's only natural for us to be excited for his unique role in '1983'. He is known to completely throw himself into the process of 'becoming the character', something that sets him apart in Bollwood. For '1983', he needs to become the captain of the team, and he has been spending time with Kapil Dev for that very reason. Take a look. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 24, 2019 at 9:30pm PDT What we found noteworthy was the effortless style both these gentlemen were exuding, despite being in their most basic attires. While Ranveer wore a plain white T-shirt, Kapil Dev looked dapper in his usual fare - the plain white shirt. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 24, 2019 at 9:31pm PDT They prove that basic attires like summer staples that are extremely comfortable, are terribly underrated. One simply can never go wrong with them, irrespective of the occasion. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ranveer Singh (@ranveersingh) on May 24, 2019 at 9:30pm PDT All we can say is that we are extremely excited to see Ranveer snatch the World Cup on screen.
  24. If you haven't grown up watching the mystical city of Agrabah and imagining what would it feel like to have a flying carpet as your ride and a genie as your best friend, then you have clearly been living on another planet. Guy Ritchie's much-hyped millennial adaptation of 'Aladdin' finally released today and the reviews and reactions are pouring in. Fans were obviously concerned if their favourite childhood tale will be over-glorified or if it would survive the hype, but looks like everyone is pretty elated with what they watched. #Aladdin !!!!!!!! 10/10 I can't say enough good things about it. Literally my favorite childhood movie recreated thus far!!! ðð — brea varnell (@breauhhh_8) May 24, 2019 I was so worried that they were going to ruin my favorite childhood movie but the live-action version was EVERYTHING!ðð #Aladdin — its24karat (@its24karat) May 24, 2019 I've never smiled as much in a movie in my life until I watched #Aladdin. It met my expectations and passed them. This is the best Disney live action they've done hands down. ð — Alan (@GustheBuz23) May 24, 2019 From Will Smith's acting to Naomi Campbells' screen presence and even the background score, fans are thrilled to re-live their childhood on the big screen. The Aladdin remake had effects from out of this world, the soundtrack was incredible, Naomi Scott's Speechless gave me goosebumps. Definitely a masterpiece of a remake, the best remake Disney has done thus far. Let's see if The Lion King can top this. #aladdin — Bader (@26bloushi04) May 24, 2019 Leaving #Aladdin and: • Will Smith makes a FANTASTIC Genie. • Naomi Scott is our new supreme. • Mena Massoud's million dollar smile can power all of Agrabah. — Julius (@jbridge4th) May 24, 2019 They actually find a way to shoehorn some white people into #Aladdin. I'm honestly kind of impressed. — Unnamed Prince of Dorne (@thelindsayellis) May 23, 2019 In case you still don't know if you should book your tickets or not, here's something that will convince you. Loved, loved #Aladdin #WillSmith is absolutely delicious and does honour Robin Williams legacy ð§‍âï¸ð — Cremildaâ° (@cremildatwit) May 24, 2019 Do yourself a favour and watch this over the weekend.
  25. Of late, India has been shrouded in the grey clouds of 'intolerance' on multiple occasions. However, almost every single time, Indians have stepped forward to quash these allegations and have stood up in a show of communal harmony and brotherhood. Regardless of their religious beliefs and choice of food, people have always come forward to help each other by going out of their way, saving each other's lives, putting themselves in danger and have been one another's strength. © Twitter After Ayodhya's Sita Ram temple recently hosted an Iftar feast for their Muslim brothers and sisters, now a mosque in UP's Meerut district has opened its gates for the preparation of a Shiv Bhandara in its premises on behalf of a local temple. On the occasion of the foundation day of Somnath Shiv Mandir, the Jama Masjid in the Kotwali area took this beautiful step. Even the Muslim residents of the area helped in the preparation and distribution of the Bhandara among people. © Twitter As per an HT report, the Jama Masjid opened early and all the required apparatus like stoves, vegetables et cetera was brought into the premises. Furthermore, the water used for Muslim devotees was also put to use for the Bhandara and was also served to people for drinking. While the entire world tries to paint a different picture, people like these reaffirm our faith in humanity and our people. What a lovely message this sends to everyone, especially to those who try to divide our society.
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