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  1. 'Game Of Thrones' first premiered on 17 April 2011. The season 8 (beginning of the end) of the show is premiering on 15 April which is right here. But looking back to the first season, we realise that all these actors were babies when they started out. Jon Snow, or Kit Harington, has now taken major spotlight in Hollywood. We will see the last few episodes of 'Game Of Thrones' in just a few days. We don't know if he'll survive or not, but we hope he does. But before that, let's step back and appreciate Kit for all these years of hard work. Clearly, his style has evolved, and how! Here's Kit through the years parallel to the production of GOT. 1. 2011 In 2011, we saw a young Kit sans beard. He's clearly become a mature version of himself now. © Reuters © Reuters 2. 2012 Jon Snow had only started to become popular and teens would use pictures like these for posters in their room. © Reuters 3. 2013 Balancing a fine stubble is tough. Here is Jon Snow pulling it off casually. © Reuters 4. 2014 A scarf with a coat is an underappreciated Winter style that men should wear more often. © Reuters 5. 2015 A classic two-piece with a black tie can never go wrong, courtesy Kit. © Reuters 6. 2016 Using black on black to his advantage again, here is Kit with a black bow tie that complements his outfit seamlessly. © Reuters 7. 2017 Here's the thing: a blazer can be worn casually without it looking extra, and here's proof. © Reuters 8. 2018 While we think that this is a stellar outfit, we hope to see Kit try and embrace other colors like yellow. What do you think? © Reuters 9. 2019 Kit Harington at the premiere of 'GOT' in 2019. He is going to move on from his Jon Snow appeal and we'll miss this aesthetic. © Reuters
  2. Not to lead anyone to the horrible trap of superstition and unfounded belief systems, but we have to pay attention to the fact that when it comes to Virat Kohli and his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) , their fate is doomed at the Indian Premier League (IPL) ever since the franchise was introduced in 2008. Having made it to just three IPL finals (2009, 2011 and 2016), RCB has never won a single title despite the team being loaded with world-class talents from the best squads seen at the international cricketing level. Ever since Kohli took up the role of the leader of the team ahead of the 2014 season of the league, his run as the skipper is flooded with unfortunate losses, embarrassing moments (RCB hold the record for the lowest IPL total of 49 runs) and heartbreaking exits from the tournament through the years. One such incident took place on Thursday in a nerve-racking game against Rohit Sharma's Mumbai Indians (MI). With Bengaluru needing seven runs off the final delivery of match, the loss was almost certain for the players in red and gold. Mumbai pacer and Sri Lankan legend Lasith Malinga let out a full-toss to an unprepared batsman in Shivam Dube who managed to connect and failed to take a single run. The twist however comes at a technical level. While Malinga took his run-up for the final ball, he overstepped which usually calls for the umpire to call it a 'no-ball'. This time around, the on-field umpire S. Ravi missed the call, resulting in RCB's unfortunate loss. Bed and poor umpiring by the umpires if the umpire consider the no ball the result was different and gone to RCB's sideðð captain Kohli says the same thing that,"umpires ko ankhain khuli rakhni chahiain!!!"ð ð¤ð¡........ pic.twitter.com/neTAlxM4lm — Imakash_n6.o (@akash_nad) March 29, 2019 What makes this incident even more excruciating is the 'what if' factor. If the umpire had called out for the 'no-ball', it not only would have resulted in an extra delivery but also an additional run awarded to Kohli's side making it possible for them to win with a maximum at the last ball. When Kohli was approached after the game, he was ready to share a piece of his mind with the public. Without holding back anything Kohli charged at the umpire for messing it up big time and very rightly so. "We are playing at the IPL level. We are not playing club cricket. That is just a ridiculous call -- last ball. The umpires should have their eyes open. It was a no-ball by an inch. It's completely different game altogether,” said a furious Kohli. “If it is a game of margins, I don't know what is happening. They should have been more sharp and careful out there." Sympathising with the umpires after the debacle, fans showed their concerns about the poor officials' wellbeing on Twitter: Virat kohli waiting for umpire #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/gvrW2NXBH6 — SANJEEV KUMAR YADAV (@skysanjeevyadav) March 29, 2019 Umpire to Kohli after d match#noball #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/8D8LO4KHbz — Shadab Yazdani (@Shadab_Yazdani) March 28, 2019 Kohli right now to Umpire #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/sbOnTZhjAJ — Ravi Prakash (@raviprakash91) March 28, 2019 Virat Kohli to Umpire after the last ball #RCBvMI #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/aQMjSaujM4 — Ajeet (@Kingofipl_dhoni) March 28, 2019 Kohli to Umpire after presentation ceremony: pic.twitter.com/JWOMIHFeYE — Nitish Ranjan (@nitish_ranjan) March 28, 2019 A massage from Virat kohli to umpire #RCBvMI #MIvsRCB pic.twitter.com/WwNQ0URsqr — भाà¤à¤¸à¤¾à¤¹à¤¬ (@Bhai_saheb) March 28, 2019 Umpire when Kohli meets him after the match #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/3kTzdRtzFa — Rajpurohit (@gajender00) March 28, 2019 Virat Kohli looking for the Umpire#RCBvMI #IPL2019 #NoBall pic.twitter.com/3dRV9pl2G8 — Why So Silly® (@silly_why) March 28, 2019 Kohli is fuming. That umpire is unemployed now. — Abhishek (@Sajjanlaunda) March 28, 2019 Kohli meeting Umpire today #RCBvMI pic.twitter.com/MUhlIawrMC — Faad Dunga BC (@naalaYUCK) March 28, 2019
  3. Have you ever imagined surviving on the internet without Google? Don't bother if you haven't, because it's not as easy as it sounds. I mean, just think about it for a minute. If you're using a Google-owned Android phone, then you're already out because that phone is probably one of the first things you check in the morning after you've woken up. Even a lot of iOS apps rely on Google's services. You take an Uber to work, you're using Google Maps data. You open Safari browser, you're again using Google's Search engine by default. In fact, even a lot of news websites, which you trust, run Google-owned ad services. © Pexels Look, I can pull out a lot of examples like this, but the point that I am trying to make here is that Google is everywhere. It's really difficult to avoid Google, and there's no easy way around it. That, however, isn't stopping a Reddit community from trying. A dedicated community which goes by 'r/deGoogle' on Reddit is filled with thousands of users trying to live a life without Google. The goal, apparently, is to try and avoid handing any personal information over to Google and its services. The subreddit, at its core, looks like a dumping ground for various links to apps and services which you can use without relying on Google. Think of the subreddit like a collection of 'tips and tricks' for surviving on the internet without Google. © Reddit - deGoogle Is it really possible to cut out Google from your life? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Yes, it's almost impossible to avoid Google without having a major effect on the way you use the internet. Between all of its products, Google has billions of users. Besides the Google search engine and other services like YouTube, G-Suite, etc., you're looking at Google's presence in other domains like artificial intelligence, fibre internet, and more. Heck, the company just announced its entry into the world of gaming with Stadia. Even if you manage to keep yourself away from these Google services, you're still relying on Google while using apps and services like Snapchat, Spotify, Pokemon Go. Why? Well, these services are all based on Google's Cloud platform. So as a netizen, you're relying heavily on Google in some way or the other. © BCCL Yes, it sounds a little terrifying considering how much Google knows about you and your day-to-day activities. Of course, there are ways to avoid Google and it's services up to an extent. However, if you choose to go that route, then you may have to make some serious alterations on the way you use the internet. In case you're interested, you can check out some ways with which you can cut out Google from your life here.
  4. The World Wide Web is a fascinating place to step into. There are a gazillion “addresses” you can visit and explore, and yet it holds no physical dimensions around it to vouch for its existence outside the pixelated and LED lit screens of the myriad gizmos that allow access to it. WWW, as it is most popularly known, was brought into existence 30 years ago today, by British computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee in 1989. Today there are close to 2 billion websites connected to the World Wide Web online, and life without the web seems almost impossible. (c) Thinkstock Given the raging wave of digitization that has engulfed our world far and wide, the web today has become almost as vital for our survival in the urbanscape that is constantly changing and evolving all the time, as is food or shelter. So, on the WWW's 30th anniversary we decided to go around asking young millennials what are they most grateful to the internet for, and how the web may have changed their life beyond repair. (c)Thinkstock The answers, as you shall be witnessing, range from poignant to funny depending on what these young men and women think is the biggest boon of the internet's existence in 2019. With a majority of the young (and old) around the world heavily depending on the web and its services to get sh** done on a day to day basis (basically exist), the 30th anniversary of the WWW sure holds a lot of importance for all those who make use of it, and rely on its magic as if lives depended on it. Here is what these 7 millennials have to say: (c) MensXP We have all been there and I suppose all of us are forever indebted to the web for the depth of information it has in store, and the umpteen times it has saved our a** when it comes to last minute “research” and assignment submission throughout school, college and even at work! (c) MensXP Online dating and socialisation have seen the biggest boom in the recent years, and with all the thrill that it brings into our life, there is no denying the dangers and misadventures one might come across in the virtual world. But the internet really does help us to get a heads up, and often saves us from nuisances and dangers. (c) MensXP How can we say anything else after this? This is so relevant to all regardless of whether we are millennials or not. The web has really changed our lives by exposing us to some of the greatest melodies and artists from around the world, which would have otherwise been lost to us. (c) MensXP Again, Facebook and Google have been complete game changers when it comes to the existence of the internet. What would we do without Google and all its “relevant” answers, and Facebook - that allows us to do a lot more than “stay connected”. (c) MensXP Touché. Not just Harshleen, but there must be a million other people whose lives changed forever thanks to the magic that is YouTube. So many of us have been able to get done so many things all because of this blessing. (c) MensXP Exchange of ideas and connecting with like-minded individuals from around the world, who share the same dreams, hopes and aspirations could only be made possible due to the existence of the web. The number of ideas, people and innovations that the internet furthers in beyond our imagination. (c) MensXP We have already been told about what a blessing Facebook is for millennials, but Netflix? We have no intention of adding anything to what Shwetabh has spoken of. Netflix is a true friend indeed.
  5. Ahead of the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League, Netflix India has come up with an original docu-series, 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians', that covers the journey of a young but very capable owner in Akash Ambani and an extremely energetic core basis which the MI Paltan is formed. Sleepless nights? Nervous nail biting? Screaming at your screen? If you've experienced any or all of these symptoms you might have Cricket Fever, premieres 1st March. pic.twitter.com/Ujl1tq6Els — Netflix India (@NetflixIndia) February 5, 2019 What begins much like any other cricket-specific documentary with fans highlighting how important and gravitationally pulling the sport is in India, 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' soon deep-dives into the lives of those individuals that made the franchise come together. The unique and professional relationship being shared by Akash Ambani with mother, Nita Ambani as co-owners of the team as shown throughout the series is refreshing. Taking away a major portion of the responsibilities off his mother's shoulders, Akash has stepped up as an owner who not only cares about picking up the good players during the auction by also tries his best to become one of them during locker room talks, training sessions and meals as they take on the journey that the 2018 IPL really was. From a trip down the memory lane with Hardik and Krunal Pandya to the heartwarming story of Jasprit Bumrah and his proud mother, the series helps the Indian audience get to know their favourite cricketers a little more intimately, a little more personally. Getting to see Rohit Sharma successfully operate as the leader of the team that features athletes coming from different parts of the world, who approach the game a lot differently than his national teammates, says a thousand words about his brilliance not only as a batsman but also a captain and why he is given the role of the leader of the Men in Blue in the absence of Virat Kohli. What is unique about the series is how it did not just casually cruise over the defeats MI went through last year. The process of a team facing disappointment, expressing their emotions fresh after a loss in an open-floor discussion hosted by coach Mahela Jayawardene, motivating each other and getting ready to fight another day, has been beautifully captured by Condé Nast Entertainment (CNE), the studio that produced the series. In essence, even though Mumbai Indians was unable to win the title last year, the base of an organisation as grand as this is built on a lot of experiences and stories that are worth telling and that's exactly what 'Cricket Fever: Mumbai Indians' has conveyed in this 8-episode docu-series.
  6. Yes, you heard that right. Last night, we heard a bit of good news after a long, long time. Remember the Jonas Brothers from Disney? © Jonas Brothers Instagram Or Burnin' Up sparking high school memories for you? © Jonas Brothers Instagram The three brothers, Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas, and Nick Jonas formed the Jonas Brothers in 2005, got a deal with Disney and featured in their show called Jonas and further went on to act in other Disney ventures like Camp Rock in 2008. © Jonas Brothers Instagram Last night, among the Jonas family, Priyanka Chopra Jonas was the first to announce her husband's comeback. Take a look. View this post on Instagram And yes they're back…and may I say… hotter than ever. So proud of the family #Sucker #JonasBrothers #MidnightET A post shared by Priyanka Chopra Jonas (@priyankachopra) on Feb 28, 2019 at 7:00am PST Now, firstly look at that. Everything is spectacular about this cover art. From Nick's pretty pink pants to Joe's baby blue flowery co-ord set and Kevin's psychedelic salmon shirt and pants. The design is spectacular and represents the style of the millennial man. A man not bound by the gendered boundaries of fashion. These men have arrived and they're fierce. In other news, the video for 'Sucker' just dropped. The over the top, fun three-minute twenty-second video features the boys' IRL love interests Danielle Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, and Sophie Turner and it can't get better than this. And look at their smashing outfits from the video. © Jonas Brothers Instagram Kevin is in a sparkly dress suit that we adore. © Jonas Brothers Instagram Joe looks spiffy in an all-black tux © Jonas Brothers Instagram And, Nick chose a bright red vest with co-ordinated pants The Jonas Brothers are back for good, it seems. We can't wait to see what they do next!
  7. Back in 2009, BBM (BlackBerry Messenger) was the most trending tool for instant messaging. But, it was restricted to BlackBerry phones and relied on a PIN system to communicate with others. SMS (Short Messaging Service) was still actively used by most, and till date, a character limit drastically reduces the amount of data we can send in one go. For multimedia files, MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) or email were the only options. Sure, web messengers like Yahoo and Facebook Chat were incredibly popular, but you had to rely on a PC or laptop to use them. Instant messaging wasn't new, but "mobile" instant messaging was. And don't forget, every SMS or MMS incurred a charge. © The Global Mail Then came WhatsApp, an instant messaging application that realized the potential of Apple's App Store and leveraged it to the fullest. Within a short span of time, the service was a hit. The ability to immediately send messages over the internet meant no more additional SMS charges, and your data pack had you covered. In fact, WhatsApp was a paid service for a brief period due to the massive growth. The app's growth has been unmatchable, and it's no surprise Facebook acquired it for an unimaginable US$ 19 billion. Let that sink in, an app-based instant messenger was sold for $19 BILLION. How Did It Revolutionize Instant Messaging? © iSource 1. It focused on simplicity: BBM had a PIN system and worked only with BlackBerry phones. Hence, if you wanted to ping someone, you'd first need their PIN (which just wasn't easy to remember). Also, being restricted to one mobile platform meant you'd still have to rely on other services. Lastly, it needed a separate BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) connection from your telecom operator. All these hurdles were instantly removed by WhatsApp since it relied on your mobile number as a unique ID. Hence, anyone with your contact details could also reach out on WhatsApp. The app also operated over a normal internet connection and required no additional offerings. © MensXP 2. Focus on messaging: A lot of competing apps over the last decade have started out as messengers, but lost focus when they tried to do multiple things at once. WhatsApp always stuck to their core product - messaging. Hence, the UI remained simple and straightforward. A whole generation that skipped usage of computers were able to adapt and learn the simple app. © WhatsApp 3. Reliability: WhatsApp has suffered multiple outages, but none of them has been over an extended duration of time. The users know the app may get slow during peak hours of the new year, but it'll still work in a few minutes. This trust was a huge offering back in the day and the service has built a reputation for itself. The app also has a remarkably well-built network in the back, and its lightweight protocol means messages get transferred with the slowest of data speeds. © MensXP 4. Send anything hassle free: Want to share your birthday celebration pictures? Done. Too tired to type and want to send a voice note quickly? Done. Want to send a PDF ticket instantly? Done. There's almost nothing that WhatsApp can't transfer. And, its compression helps in reducing storage requirements as well. Emails often don't sync easily with a low network or slow data speeds, but WhatsApp will come through. © WhatsApp 5. Don't type, just speak: In 2015, WhatsApp rolled out voice calling as an in-built feature, followed by video calls. This meant you could not only send texts but also talk in real-time without incurring additional charges from the telecom operator. © WhatsApp 6. Going cross-platform: Last, but the most important factor. WhatsApp started out with iOS, but was quick to adapt to upcoming Android OS. Then, it gave a shot to Symbian, BlackBerry OS, Windows Phone, and more. This ensured that a maximum number of users were covered. By the time BBM opened up, WhatsApp had already snatched the throne. Even today, Apple's own iMessage is used regularly in selective markets only. And a closed-door policy never works for anyone. Let's hope upcoming RCS standards are able to bridge this gap and offer an option by-default to all users. © WhatsApp Critics would argue that WhatsApp has always been comparatively slow in rolling out new features, and they are right. But when you have a user base of a billion people, sudden additions are a risky move. And WhatsApp has always played safe. Like I said, the service has a sharp focus on "messaging", and doesn't wander off. BBM had encryption years before WhatsApp did, Telegram and Skype offered video calls much earlier than WhatsApp did, and even stickers took an extremely long time to come. But, consider WhatsApp to be a government policy. With so many different clients involved, the company needs to think about everyone, right from a budget phone user to a flagship user. That too across multiple platforms. © TIME While WhatsApp has made communication quick and simple, it has been mired in controversy recently. The ease of use also meant the uncontrolled spread of fake news and unverified messages. These "forwards" have already costed many their lives due to mob justice, and the service has done little to curb this epidemic. On one side, its encryption ensures that everyone's messages stay private. But it also means monitoring or moderation is impossible. And the platform has been under immense pressure from government bodies lately. The service has tried to bring in a few countermeasures like limiting forwards, but it's like using a bucket of water to douse a forest fire.
  8. Every time the Indian borders or the safety of its citizens are threatened, it is the men in green who stand in the way of trouble. Holding the fort with all their might and even putting their lives on the line to get it done. Yet there's no denying that their bravado and selflessness also makes them easy targets and puts them in harm's way, every time our foes wish to make a point (however unnecessary and futile). Jammu & Kashmir: Mortal remains of CRPF personnel who lost their lives in #PulwamaAttack yesterday, at CRPF camp in Budgam. pic.twitter.com/h4XoD5tC7o — ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019 Yesterday's terror attack in Jammu & Kashmir's Pulwama, which is being called the biggest attack in the area since the Uri attack in 2016, is a proof of such a situation. Yesterday JeM terrorists targeted a CRPF procession in Jammu to Srinagar which comprised of over 70 vehicles and 2,547 personnel. The attack took away the life of 44 jawans and has left the country seething with anger and grief. © Twitter Targeting unsuspecting soldiers and attacking them when their defences are down is the biggest proof of cowardice that there is. Yet, even in death the jawans and their families continue to prove that they are the country's biggest pride. Even through their ultimate misery and loss, the families of the martyred jawans continue to take pride in the sacrifice their sons, husbands and brothers made for their motherland. However, it the need of the hour is to stand with the families of the martyred and share in the pain in grief. And since acknowledgement is the simplest way to start, let's begin with that. Martyred CRPF jawan Nasheer Ahmed's family in mourning: Rajouri: Family of CRPF personnel Nasheer Ahmed in mourning. The Jawan lost his life in #PulwamaTerrorAttack yesterday. #JammuAndKashmir pic.twitter.com/KxMRujDCPy — ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019 Martyred CRPF jawan Jaimal Singh's family in mourning: Moga: Family of CRPF personnel Jaimal Singh in mourning. Singh lost his life in #PulwamaTerrorAttack yesterday. #Punjab pic.twitter.com/E8cYtx7s41 — ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019 Martyred CRPF jawan Pankaj Tripathi's family in mourning: Maharajganj: Family of CRPF personnel Pankaj Tripathi who lost his life in #PulwamaTerrorAttack yesterday, in mourning. pic.twitter.com/Pw9cNLpRPw — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 15, 2019 Martyred CRPF jawan Maninder Singh's family in mourning: Gurdaspur: Family of CRPF personnel Maninder Singh who lost his life in #PulwamaTerrorAttack yesterday, mourns his death. #Punjab pic.twitter.com/Hhegt5Sanr — ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019 Martyred CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav's family in mourning: Varanasi: Family and relatives of CRPF personnel Ramesh Yadav who lost his life in #PulwamaTerrorAttack yesterday, mourns his death. pic.twitter.com/3qhjdX6bte — ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) February 15, 2019 Then there are fathers and families like Martyred CRPF jawan Ratan Thakur's father who is willing to send his other son for the service of the nation, after losing his son on nation's duty. CRPF Personnel Ratan Thakur's (who lost his life in #PulwamaTerrorAttack ) father in Bhagalpur: I have sacrificed a son in Mother India's service, I will send my other son as well to fight, ready to give him up for Mother India, but Pakistan must be given a befitting reply.#Bihar pic.twitter.com/rI6cM38Agh — ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019 We salute our brave jawans and their even braver families. We are with them in this time of loss.
  9. In a bizarre incident in Mumbai, a bus driver did something no one would have ever imagined doing. The driver of a school bus allegedly hit a BMW car while driving but that's not all. When the BMW driver got out of his car to reprimand the driver for the accident, he found out the driver was using a piece of bamboo as a gear stick, instead of having a normal gear stick in place. While on his way to school, the bus was probably doing a decent speed, a little more than he should have perhaps and he rammed in to the BMW. During the confrontation, the driver revealed that the steering wheel was giving him some problems for him to manoeuvre the bus with ease. Turns out, it wasn't the steering wheel but the bamboo stick he was using as the gear. We don't even know how that is possible, to begin with! © Twitter While confronting the driver, the BMW owner called the police to have the matter checked. When the police got to where the incident took place, they asked the driver about his callous bamboo make-shift gear, to which the driver replied he was using it as the gear knob had broken a few days ago and he found the piece of bamboo to replace it. Watch the video here: The reason why the driver, Raj Kumar, was using the bamboo stick was because he couldn't find time to repair the damaged gear and replace it with a real one. He's been booked under Indian penal code, section 279 for rash driving and 336 for the act of endangering a person's life. We're just wondering if there are any acts on using wooden or bamboo make-shift, fake gear sticks at all! The school is obviously shocked to hear about the incident and they will take whatever action needs to be taken for the callous bus driver. © Twitter Road safety is a big concern in most cities, especially with buses who drive rash and pay no heed to pedestrians. The upkeep of public transport is a matter of concern and it should definitely not be neglected at any given cost as it plays havoc with people's lives. I hope this is a lesson enough to understand the severity of using vehicles which are poorly managed. We really hope we don't read about a bus driver using an accordion as a brake, next!
  10. One person's presence of mind might have just saved the lives of a lot of people and it's a lesson for everyone to not always be so involved in themselves and always be aware about their surroundings. Krishna Poojary, a 53-year-old man hailing from Karnataka has probably now become a hero for so many people who owe him their lives. He's a daily wage worker and despite having a weak leg, he ran 3km to inform authorities about a crack in the train tracks which saved thousands of lives. Because of his leg, he was advised by doctors to go on walks daily in order to strengthen his leg since he could not afford to seek further medical help. His walk last Saturday became quite memorable, with a happy ending, thankfully. Basically, while walking at the Brahmasthana Nagabana area in Korangrapady, he stumbled upon a crack in the train tracks and while he was figuring out what to do, a train passed, and the crack became even wider and more dangerous. © TOI As soon as he realized this was tragedy waiting to happen, he started running to get help and it had to be quick, before another train passes through. He immediately took off and ended up running 3km to find railway officials. While talking to TOI, he said, “I usually take a stroll for around 2km. I was walking near the tracks around 6.45am when I happened to see the crack. Soon a train passed by. I could only think of rushing to the officials.” © Pexels After his alert, two trains were halted until the matter could be fixed. After that, he led railway engineers to the spot and they fixed the crack and only after that the trains were allowed to pass. Not all heroes wear capes hasn't been truer, tbh. What a thing to do! He even put so much physical strain on himself, even though he was already in pain. He said, “I have severe pain in the leg. But I am glad I could be of help to people.”
  11. Almost everyone dreams of being super-rich one day, and that's mostly a common goal for everyone. Who wouldn't want to be a millionaire and have an extravagant and lavish life? I will tell you who– someone who's already a multi-millionaire and still prefers living an ordinary life. Quite commendable, if you think about it. The person in question is the legendary actor Chow Yun-fat, who says he lives on just $100 a month and even plans to give away his $714 million fortune to charity. What a guy! Twitter While promoting his movie, 'Project Gutenberg', he opened up about his lifestyle, which is honestly so unexpected for a millionaire. He said, “My dream is to be a happy and normal person.” He went on, “The hardest thing in life is not about how much money you earn, but how to keep a peaceful mindset and live the rest of your life in a simple and carefree manner.” Words to live by, tbh! He said he doesn't like spending any money on himself and would rather spend it doing charity work. He also said he eats at street food stalls and takes public transport as much as he can. The best thing about this is that he also claimed he had used his Nokia phone – probably a flip phone – for 17 years and the only reason he upgraded to a smartphone was because the Nokia phone stopped working. Side note – Apple please take note and make phones that last almost two decades, that will be great! While a lot of us dream of the day where we would shop without even looking at the price tag, the guy who can actually afford to do it prefers shopping at discount stores instead. He said, “I don't wear clothes for other people. As long as I think it's comfortable, then it's good enough for me.” It's great to see that even after being in the film industry for 40 years, he's still so down to earth and humble. We really need more people like him in the world. Moreover, since he and his wife Jasmine Tan have no children, they plan on leaving it all to charity. The couple also established their own charity several years ago and even do a lot of charity work in their spare time. Basically, he has earned so much money but he still believes the best use of it will be to help others. He's known for acting in movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Bulletproof Monk and Crazy Rich Asians among others.
  12. 12 Years ago, Google bought a little known operating system still in development by Android Inc which was later transformed into the leading OS in the world. Android was first unveiled in 2007 and launched officially in partnership with HTC on 23rd September 2008. Since 2011, Android has been the best-selling OS in the world and has over two billion active users today. It has the largest installed base of any operating system and today the Google Play store features over 3 million applications. The first smartphone that was available over the counter featuring Android was the HTC Dream, also known as the T-Mobile G1. In celebration of Android's 10th anniversary, here are 5 ways it changed our lives. Android Made Smartphones Affordable © MensXP Android as a platform is now offered by almost every technology company on the planet. Android launched as an alternative to Apple's iPhone which was priced exorbitantly even a decade ago. Android enabled companies like Xiaomi, Oppo, OnePlus, Samsung and many others to develop smartphones that could be sold at a much cheaper price. Being an open-source operating system, it let companies take advantage of Google's offering and deliver products that are now loved by consumers all over the world. Android Re-defined Customisation © Wikipedia Commons When Android first launched, it let users customise their home screen on the HTC Dream, a feature that was absent on the newly launched iPhone. It was a way for users to customise their home screen to their own liking, which was not a feature that Apple offered on the first iPhone. Apple later caught up with Android and today lets their users change the home and lock screen wallpaper. Android was also the first operating system to allow users to manage apps into folders which was later introduced by Apple to iOS. The open-source nature of the platform, also let developers and smartphone makers customise launchers, themes and tweak certain features that we still cannot do on iOS today. We Got Bigger Screens © BCCL Android-based devices started the trend of offering big screens even before it became the norm today. Android made it easier for smartphone makers to introduce larger screens at an early stage and today we cannot imagine smartphones having a 3-inch display. Larger screens meant a better internet browsing experience, better video content consumption and more real estate for managing apps and functions. Thanks to Android smartphones, Apple was forced to rethink their design ethos and started offering large-screen smartphones. Android Made Navigation Easy © Pexels Android introduced a dedicated Google Maps application to all devices which changed the way we navigate today. Google Maps on Android made it convenient and accessible to every user regardless of what device they were using. You no longer needed a fancy device for your car in order to use GPS to get around. Google Maps today can also be used to estimate your travel time enabling users to plan their journeys well in advance. It paved the way for companies like Uber and Ola and today we can't imagine travelling on the road or the streets without Google Maps if we don't know where we are. The App Factor © Reuters Even though Apple announced plans of launching the iTunes App Store for the iPhone, the HTC Dream already had a marketplace installed in the smartphone out of the box. It paved the way for the Android Market which was later renamed to Google Play. The rudimentary app store on the HTC Dream already let users download some games and applications. Today, the Play Store features over 3 millions applications that serve a variety of purposes. It may not be as good as Apple's App Store, however, it has come a long way ever since it was first introduced.
  13. An Air India flight suffered multiple system failure, had almost no fuel and faced severe weather conditions while trying to land at the John F Kennedy Airport in New York. The pilot managed to save the life of 370 passengers on board by manually landing the plane on the runway. © Air India Air India 101 was flying direct from New Delhi to New York and faced one of the worst situations any pilot would never want to face in their career. The plane experienced multiple system failure and was extremely low on fuel. The pilot immediately reported the situation to the Air Traffic Control (ATC) as the flight also witnessed other failures such as the malfunctioning of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) receivers. Despite all the problems, the pilot managed to land the plane at a different airport in Newark. The landing instrument that malfunctioned allows a pilot to approach a runway blindly. © Star Alliance According to reports, the B777 aircraft has flown over 36,985 hours and has been in service for almost 9 years. While the incident was transpiring, there was panic among passengers as the aircraft managed to land. A pilot can fly an aircraft without the onboard navigation system, however, the accuracy often suffers. Today, most Airports in the world have different Required Navigation Performance (RNP) parameters. Airports have different separation parameters between aircraft which are in turn defined by the RNP. As the LNAV and VNAV were malfunctioning on the Air India flight, it would have been difficult for the pilot to follow the separation indicated by ATC.
  14. The power of organic produce seems to have caught up with every other person we meet today and believe us, as much as we love our pizzas, Kathi rolls and monster shakes, the need of the hour is a switch from all the refined and adulterated eating habits to a more balanced and organic one. Use of green manure and natural pest control is the only way for us to get past the imminent threat that chemically produced foods pose to mankind. Numerous lifestyle diseases seem to have surfaced over the past decade or so, that have been unheard of until now. Most of those diseases stem from the kind of food we put into our system. © MensXP This is the dominant reason why more and more people are making a conscious effort to go organic both in terms of produce as well as their personal food habits. The same concerns and lack of easy access to fresh, organic produce propelled Ashmeet Kapoor to take matters into his own hands. Back in 2011 Ashmeet began to look for 'genuine' organic produce to incorporate into his regular diet but wasn't satisfied with whatever was on offer in the local markets. He also realised how the lives of most Indian farmers had become stagnant with no growth in the sector to support them and better their products. © MensXP This made him start his own venture 'I Say Organic', a delivery and retail outlet that's a product of a year-long research and learning organic farming in rural India. Ashmeet's aim was to make organic food more accessible to the common man. Ashmeet is a Brown University post-graduate in Entrepreneurship who realised that it is, in fact, socio-environmental impact and development where his true calling lay. Hence, after completing his graduation he visited thousands of farmers in rural India, joined hands with them and decided to make all of our lives better by bringing genuine organic produce to our doorstep. © MensXP The aim of 'I Say Organic' is to make organic food a norm in India while ensuring that consumers come to believe in it and trust the produce delivered to them. However, when Ashmeet started out, the challenge was to convince the consumers that the non-organic food making its way into their system is truly harmful. Price, availability and accessibility of good organic food also played a role in subsisting this sentiment. © MensXP However, once he located organic farmer groups across UP, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana, he slowly began to chart out the way forward. With tremendous research and personal investments on the line, Ashmeet finally launched the 'I Say Organic' website in 2012. He started out by sourcing from the farmers and delivering pulses, spices, rice and oil to the consumers besides vegetables and fruits. The company has since expanded to open a retail outlet complete with a cafe in Gurgaon's South Point Mall. © MensXP This has not only brought him closer to his aim to make organic food more accessible but has also helped better the lives of thousands of farmers by giving them an opportunity to sustain on organic farming. The venture even converted Ashmeet to go vegan merely 6 months into the business because he realised how adulterated most available veggies and fruits are. From delivering 10 orders in a day when they started out to averaging on 100 orders today, they have come a long way. © MensXP Ashmeet's story elucidates how you can set out on a journey that's close to your heart and change the lives(and hearts) of millions of people in the process. Organic is the way to go, and we hope to see the big change being ushered in by Ashmeet Kapoor's 'I Say Organic'.
  15. Most of us can think of at least one teacher who made an impact on our lives and gave it a new meaning. They moved beyond the regular curricula to bridge the gaps and join the dots for us, to make sense of the lessons a little better. Some would share anecdotes that left a lasting impression on our young minds which we continue to live by even today, without realising that it was our teacher's doing. via GIPHY But while we can never be grateful enough to our dear gurus for all the efforts they put in for us and the headaches they had to live through for our sake, we would like to say that we may have found some teachers, who hold the potential to rival them in terms of the lessons they taught us for life. Having moved out of their watchful eyes and caring hearts that constantly looked out for us, we want to admit that we have since found a few teachers in life who are effective but ruthless to the tipping point, and yet deliver lessons that are no less than valuable. 1. Failure via GIPHY This one is rightly said to be life's greatest teacher, because failure not only allows you to face your shortcomings but also helps you to learn from them and better yourself for round 2. It's not false when they say there's more to learn from failure than success. Failure teaches you to live your life with a pinch of salt. 2. Heartbreak via GIPHY Another one that most of us have lived through at least once in our lives, and we know how terribly painful it can be to endure, especially when you have been too invested in the relationship. But a heartbreak can also help you understand what exactly you're looking for in your romantic relationships, as well as about the kind of commitments and sacrifices you're ready to make. 3. Loss Of A Loved One via GIPHY There is no parallel to this one. It's one of life's greatest punch in the gut and one that is also inevitable. The loss of a loved one really makes us conscious of the fact that life is transient and we must make the most of the moments we share with the ones we love. As great as the pain of loss is, it does teach us to appreciate the people in our life more. 4. Poverty via GIPHY We truly hope none of you has to ever live through it, but as much as we hate it or like to believe that it ain't gonna happen to us, the truth is that no one knows. That's the thing about money and power, no one can tell when the wheel of fortune turns its back on you. But this can also reveal who your true friends are, and can help you distinguish between the ones who only love you for your big bucks. 5. Deceit via GIPHY Those who have lived through it would tell you that this can be a shattering experience, that makes trusting another individual ever again a real task. However, once you have been cheated, you become extra careful as to who you place your trust with, as well as come to realise that not everyone who wishes to learn about your life is a well-wisher. These 5 teachers are ruthless, yes, but the lessons they impart ensure that we lead a more consciously aware life, that does not make us bitter but instead, help us grow into better individuals prepared to take on life's greater challenges.
  16. Most of us have suffered from the frustration of not being able to crack a math sum, and there's also no denying that not all of us have come to love the subject during school. However, while we constantly shared a love-hate relationship with mathematics as students, if there was one topic even most math-haters enjoyed or solved correctly were the Venn diagrams, that required us to figure out the logical relations between finite collections of various sets. via GIPHY Lately, these Venn diagrams have taken on a whole new meaning thanks to Twitter and these are now finally being used to form logical reasons between various situations we face as a part of our society. via GIPHY The trend gathered speed when a Twitter user posted a Venn diagram showing the commonalities between preachers, DJs, and bank robbers. The post instantly went viral and numerous other users followed suit with their own renditions inspired by the user's post, but things only got better when Indians joined in and contributed to the trend with their very own desi versions of Venn diagrams. why is this so funny to me pic.twitter.com/fUDik7CTF5 — CHELO (@chelllssseeea) August 21, 2018 We picked out 5 such desi Venn diagram memes that would be relatable for every Indian living in a metro city: 1. The Desi Love Triangle Venn the math of dating is solved! ðð#humour #venndiagram pic.twitter.com/cHvTnQzV08 — Shaadi.com (@ShaadiDotCom) August 29, 2018 This is relatable on so many levels, for so many of us that this Venn by Shaadi.com instantly hits home. 2. When Auto Is The Lifeline Of A City Life of an Autowala. pic.twitter.com/oq5hPguL0v — Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) August 28, 2018 If you tell us you cannot relate to this, we'd say you're lying because that can't be true. We have all been there and done that, so there's no shame in admitting to the miseries we put a poor autowalla through. 3. We Are The Food We Eat Venn are we eating next? ðððð©pic.twitter.com/pbAXYcwTuZ — Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) August 28, 2018 This one is basically all of us, every other day, be it within the four walls of our house or the high rise office that's a second home to us. Guess people take “sharing is caring” too seriously? 4. Behen Hogi Teri Girls who are your sisters. A Venn Diagram. pic.twitter.com/wrUeoP7zvy — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) August 26, 2018 Funny but equally painful to the guys who can relate. No matter where you look, they all resort to the dreaded B-word, bhaiya. Nahi banana behen yaar! 5. Beta Humara Bada Naam Karega Perfect Venn Diagram does exist pic.twitter.com/uUP9NFuYA0 — Vaibhav... (@lamevaibhav) August 24, 2018 Lastly, one that's painful enough to accept and yet remains a constant truth of our lives, the struggle of getting through these courses can be nothing short of torture and some of us consciously call it upon ourselves. Relatable much? We know, right.
  17. While Kerala continues its battle with one of the worst floods in the state's history, there are some people who deserve a big shout out and a huge round of applause for tirelessly working day and night to carry out the rescue missions. No amount of words are enough to salute the bravery and courage that the volunteers, NDRF members, Indian Navy, Army, and local police have displayed while rescuing the flood victims and ensuring their safety. However, there are many whose help is largely going unnoticed. Today, let's salute the unsung heroes of Kerala - the brave fishermen. © Reuters Anyone who is active on social media must have come across this video of a fisherman, who knelt down in knee-deep water so that women can use his back to climb onto the boat. The man commands our respect for this heartwarming gesture. A scene from #Thrissur in #Kerala. As some of those who were rescued found it difficult to climb onto a boat, a fisherman voluntarily kneeled down, so that they could use his back as a step. #Humanity #KeralaFlood #KeralaFloodRelief #KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/PWZiEB9JNX — Paul Oommen (@Paul_Oommen) August 19, 2018 This video speaks volumes about the strength of humanity and the selflessness of the volunteers. However, this isn't the only instance. Fishermen are risking their lives to travel to remote areas and places where other rescue operation teams are unable to reach and have so far saved hundreds of lives. When the going gets tough you don't wait for super heroes, you become one #KeralaFishermen pic.twitter.com/1FrcPtK8RX — Porinju Veliyath (@porinju) August 20, 2018 Our superhero fishermen saving babies from floods! So far they've rescued more than one lakh people â¤ï¸ These are the people you regard with contempt and and consider dirty.#KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/UFcESwxaG2 — Sankar Das #RebuildKerala (@mallucomrade) August 19, 2018 It's during times of great distress that you get to show what you are made of. You can be a disgusting gutter sanghi. Or you can choose to be like the hero fishermen of Kerala#KeralaFloods pic.twitter.com/j6WUKXT71Y — Sankar Das #RebuildKerala (@mallucomrade) August 19, 2018 REAL HEROES DON'T WEAR MASKS. We call them “fisherman” but they are “Superman”. Some of them traveled 120 kms to Chengannur to save lives of people stranded, facing death,due to the deluge. Take a bow ðððâ¤ï¸â #KeralaFloods #KeralaFloodRelief #KeralaRains pic.twitter.com/AOhANVMA4t — Rajiv B Menon (@crypticrajiv) August 19, 2018 To reward their efforts, it was decided that Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will reward each member of the fishermen community with Rs 3,000. However, Khais Mohammad, leader of those fishermen, has refused to accept the money. In a video posted on Facebook, he said that he and his colleagues were happy to hear the words of praise from the chief minister for their efforts. "We are really happy that I and my friends rescued several people. What made us happier was when you said that we (fishermen) are your army," he said. He further added, "But after that we heard that for our services we will be paid Rs. 3,000. Sir, that made us really sad as we do not want money for saving the lives of fellow humans," © Twitter Mohammad was happy that the government promised to repair their boats that got damaged during the rescue operation and said, "That's good news. But we do not want money for saving lives." People like Khais Mohammad and all the fishermen, who are risking their lives to rescue the flood victims, are proof that humanity is priceless and can never be honoured with money. Source: NDTV
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  20. Yesterday, we published a story talking about how Steve Jobs envisioned the App Store almost 25 years before its launch. The App Store has officially turned 10 today and we no longer remember a time where applications did not dominate our lives. The App Store is a crucial delivery system for applications, that in the long run, has made our lives better. The App Store has been responsible for numerous games to keep us entertained, it provides us transport service applications such as Uber and Ola and it even helped people connect with each other all over the world for free. © Pexels The App Store was a game changer for the iPhone and the iPad that was later mimicked by Google and other companies, who are yet to match up to Apple's service and platform. The App Store also gave thousands of developers the opportunity to make money that encourages even more developers to release interesting and unique apps. Today, there is an app for almost everything. © Zomato You can communicate with your loved ones or manage your financial portfolios or simply order food via an app. There are apps that let people track their health and provide exercise routines to lead a healthier life, or let people shop for products on the go without even having to go to the mall. © Pexels In many ways, the App Store changed our lives. The App Store is currently Apple's strongest business and there's no slowing it down. The App Store generated $33 billion in revenue for Apple last year and has paid out more than $100 billion to developers in the past decade. There is no doubt that the Apple Store has penetrated everyone's life in some way and we can expect the platform to grow even more than we can imagine. © PUBG The App Store was also responsible for introducing casual gaming to the world. The App Store currently has 7,83,269 games that can be played by Apple users on the go or in the comfort of their homes. Because of the App Store, people can download games for free anywhere and anytime they want. This not only killed the handheld gaming systems like the PlayStation Portable, it introduced us to a new era of casual gaming. © Evernote But not everything has to do with fun alone in the App store. Today, people work more efficiently thanks to numerous productive apps like Evernote and Slack. Today, I can take notes on the go or scan documents and send it in an email without even leaving my desk. Apple made it easy for people to communicate in a secure manner, thanks to the company's stringent security and privacy policy. The App Store allowed people to find better ways to create and work with efficiency for a decade and in our opinion, the introduction of the App Store was not only revolutionary but a much-needed tool for all of mankind.
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