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  1. Rhea Chakraborty, Sushant Singh Rajput make their relationship publicBollywood actress Rhea Chakraborty and her rumoured boyfriend Sushant Singh Rajput have made their relationship public on the latter’s birthday. The Jalebi actress took to Instagram and shared some PDA-filled photos on Sushant’s birthday with a romantic caption. She wrote, “Happy birthday to the most beautiful” supermassive black hole “ that is known to mankind ! Shine on you crazy diamond @sushantsinghrajput”. The actress also called Sushant a “boy with a golden heart” The MS Dhoni: The Untold Story actor, while acknowledging Rhea’s post dropped a loveable comment, “Thank youuuuuuu my Rockstarrrr”. The couple was tight-lipped over their relationship in the past. Before Rhea, Sushant dated Ankita Lokhande for six years. They called it quits in 2016.
  2. 1917, is one of the best war-films released in 2019 across the globe and on 17 Jan, 2020 in India, that is sweeping the award season this year. But the reason why 1917 is so unique is that the film design makes the viewer believe that everything was shot in one single cut. Set in April 1917, the film takes place during the first World War. Germans have retreated back from the French territory mysteriously and without warning, later, it's found out that it's a trap set by the Germans. The British Battalion of 1600 men set to attack the Germans on the Hindenburg Line the next morning could potentially lose their lives in this trap. The film follows the mission of two soldiers Dean-Charles Chapman as Lance Corporal Blake and George MacKay as Lance Corporal Schofield who are asked to deliver the message to the battalion and further asking them to stand down. The pair has to cross the vast "no man's land" filled with the debris of dead soldiers and scavengers feasting on these bodies. © DreamWorks Pictures This anti-war film doesn't follow the generic format of the war-genre with a redemptive arc for the protagonist. Instead, the film focuses on making this mission an experiential one. You'll feel like following the two soldiers. Directed and co-written by Sam Mendes, the film features Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch among others in pivotal roles. With stunning visuals and exceptional narrative, the film has historical roots but is certainly not based on a true story. Here are seven real-life historical connections with the film that make the narrative even more compelling. © DreamWorks Pictures 1. Sam Mendes's grandfather, Alfred H. Mendes served as a soldier in World War 1 for the British army on the Western Front and was sent on a mission in which he had to traverse across the âno man's landâ. However, the plotline in this film is largely inspired by his experience and the characters are fictional. The mission was written by the scriptwriters and most events are fabricated versions of the real-life event. The narrative to save a soldier's brother and his entire battalion is an incredible tale but it's important to note that the story is necessarily not a true one. © DreamWorks Pictures 2. It's true that the Germans obliterated everything in their wake, that could potentially be used by the Allies while retreating, creating a vast âno man's landâ. Roads, bridges, and water pipes were all destroyed in case the Allies moved forwards. Instead, booby-traps and barbed wire were set up which is represented in the extremely authentic set design in 1917. Itâs partly based on real-life events. © DreamWorks Pictures 3. In real life, Mendes's grandfather was given the Military Medal after volunteering to locate soldiers during the Battle of Passchendaele. This instance inspired the discussion between the two soldiers in the film about the honour of a military medal. McKay's character had received one and claimed it as a "piece of tin" that he traded for wine when he was thirsty. While Chapman's character held it as a symbol of pride and was rather excited to receive one. © DreamWorks Pictures 4. During the war, these trenches went on for miles of complicated twists and turns. The trenches on the Western Front were a pivotal feature of WWI and were created with as much accuracy as possible in the film. They hired a British Army veteran, Paul Biddiss, to act as a technical adviser to make these trenches in the film look as authentic as possible. The crew had dug about 2,500 feet of trenches by the end of it. © DreamWorks Pictures 5. In the timeline that this movie is set up, in real time, the First Battle of Passchendaele (or the Third Battle of Ypres) was underway. The battle that occurs in the film is heavily modeled on the Battle of Poelcappelle, which took place during the previously mentioned battles. This battle too was based on misleading information, much like it was in the movie. During this battle, the Allies thought they had an advance, but in reality, they did not. © DreamWorks Pictures 6. The background characters in the film are seen passing time by performing certain actions that were actually done by soldiers as they 'waited' for the battle to take place. Army Veteran, Paul Biddiss lent his expertise in assigning them tasks or leisure activities possible at the front. These included using candles to kill lice, filling sandbags, or even playing chess with buttons. © DreamWorks Pictures 7. 6 April, 1917, the date the film is set is based on the events that took place on 5 April. During the war, the Germans moved their troops to the Hindenburg Line along the Aisne River. The dispute between the Allies seeing it as a 'retreat' and the Germans seeking resources and a better location was actually based on real events. Besides, 6 April was the date that the Americans entered the war. Source: SCREENRANT View the full article
  3. If there's one trend that has been showing up consisently, it has to be oversized chunky sneakers. Though many have a second opinion about this trend, it looks like B-town celebrities cannot get enough of it. Varun Dhawan is a perfect example of someone who has been regularly working the chunky sneakers and makes one heck of an ensemble with them. Be it his 6-inch long leather boots or super funky sneakers, he has never failed to surprise us with his sartorial choices. © Viral Bhayani As he was recently papped while promoting his upcoming movie Street Dancer 3D with Shraddha Kapoor, we noticed him in yet another zany pair of sneakers, While we have seen many stars donning some insane pair of sneakers, he took it a notch higher by wearing 'thorny' sneakers. We didn't see that coming! Take a look here: © Viral Bhayani © Sneakernews Varun is seen wearing Reebok Shaq Attaq "Big Shaqtus". These sneakers have a whole story behind them. The pair is a nod to Shaqs as a member of the Phoenix Suns, the classic 'shaq attaq' silhouette has Suns inspired look. Furthermore, to make it more appealing and give it a desert appeal, this pair has a cactus embroidered on the heel. The threads have been designed in a way that it looks it has thorns. Now, that's definitely a 'wild' fashion choice! © Sneakernews © Viral Bhayani The pair is further with updated colour-blocking that makes it look eccentric. Now, if you are this trend's chaser, these shoes don't cost a bomb. The original price as per Sneakernews is $140. Now, that makes it a worthy deal, right? © Viral Bhayani As for his outfit, Varun made a casual statement with a checked shirt layered over a white T-shirt. Add to that, his minimal distressed jeans elevated his overall look. All in all, even though they are ridiculously large, we still love its sartorial eccentricity. Hats off, Varun! View the full article
  4. When I was younger, I would love to spend time with my grandfather, while he would regale me with his "war tales". I would be absolutely mesmerised to say the least, and imagine him bravely fight our enemies, in wars that are only studied in history books now. The brave sons of our soils have fought horrifying wars and when we hear their tragic yet heroic stories, we can't help but have immense pride for our soldiers who risk their lives everyday just so we can sleep soundly. © Twitter On Army Day today, I would love to pay an ode to all the martyred, brave soldiers who have led some daring missions to protect Indian borders, rescue people and fight terrorists and keep us all safe. Here are some outstanding military operations carried out by the Indian Army in the past decade. (1) Operation Surya Hope (2013) Operation Surya Hope was the Indian Army's Central Command response to the June 2013, North Indian floods in Uttrakhand. If you remember the floods that happened in Uttrakhand in 2013, they were devastating, and affected millions. The floods left over 100,000 pilgrims and tourists stranded and killed thousands of people. The operation was commanded by Lieutenant General Anil Chait, the General Officer Commanding in Chief (GOC in C) of Central Command. He was succeeded by General Rajan Bakshi, on July 1, 2013, who said the army would continue with the relief operations. The Indian Army managed to rescue a number of civilians caught in the dreaded floods. © Twitter (2) Operation Maitri (2015) Operation Maitri was a rescue and relief operation in Nepal by the Indian armed forces and the Government of India, in the aftermath of the Nepal earthquake. India responded to disaster relief within 15 minutes of the earthquake occurring. The armed forces helped rescue a number of people stuck under debris and also assisted them with medical aid. Over 43,000 Indians and 785 foreigners were successfully evacuated. © Twitter (3) India Counter-Insurgency Operation In Myanmar (2015) In June 2015, India announced that it had conducted a cross-border operation against insurgents belonging to the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (NSCS-K). The operation took place in Myanmar and it took place in response to the ambush of the Indian Army convoy of 6 Dogra regiment in Manipur. India destroyed insurgent camps and a large number of insurgents were killed during the cross border operation in Myanmar, according to India. © Twitter (4) Indian Line Of Control Strike (2016) In September 2016, India announced that it conducted 'surgical strikes' against Pakistan-based militants, across the Line of Control in Pakistan administered Kashmir. The surgical strike was successful as the terrorist bases were neutralised. A documented partial footage of the strike was released for the Indian media, in June 2018, as proof for the strike conducted. © Twitter (5) Operation Calm Down (2016) Operation Calm down was started by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the death of Burhan Wani in July 2016, which led to unrest in Kashnir because of which more than 90 civilians and two security personnel were killed and many got injured. The operation was started in September 2016 and it was initiated to bring the region back in order, while using minimal force. Connectivity was lost over some regions and schools and shops were shut down for three months and the Army aimed to undo the unrest and try and bring back normalcy in the region. © Twitter (6) Operation Sahyog (2018) Indian Army launched operation Sahyog to rescue people in flood-hit Kerala in 2018. The Army deployed its men and machinery into disaster relief and rescue operations at Kannur, Kozhikode, Wayanad and Idduki after incessant rain and landslides hit various northern districts of the state. The Army was deployed to rescue people stranded in heavy rain and water. They constructed temporary bridges for the evacuation of the stranded people from the isolated villages. © Twitter Mostly this decade, the Indian Army has focused on a lot of rescue and relief operations in flood hit areas in India and Nepal and maintaining peace in certain areas experiencing unrest in the country. Our Army has shown absolute determination and extreme dedication towards serving the country with their bravery and tenacity, so we can get a good night's rest. These stories and missions mentioned above should be written, spoken and regaled as often as possible to uphold the honour these soldiers truly deserve. View the full article
  5. The much awaited film Tanhaji hit the screens on January 10. Directed and co-written by Om Raut, Tanhaji is an adaptation of the lore of the Battle of Sinhagad in 1670 between the Maratha King Shivaji and the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Besides doing extremely well at the box office, if there's one thing that people can't stop talking about, it's the multiple beard styles seen on-screen in the film. And here's the best part, you can actually get them from your local salon if you just take a picture reference. (Chances are, your barber has seen the film too which means you can get the exact look.) 1. Pornstache © Ajay Devgn FFilms Ajay Devgn's character as Tanhaji can be seen in a pornstache or otherwise known as a weighted moustache. Although the pornstar moustache has different variations, the most popular one can be defined as a thick, heavy moustache with slightly elongated ends and no accompanying facial hair. A similar version can also be seen on Ajay Devgn. 2. Short Boxed Beard © Ajay Devgn FFilms Uday Bhan played by Saif Ali Khan can be seen sporting short boxed beard. Now, here's the thing. A short boxed beard can be defined as a short moustache with a medium length beard as can be seen on Saif. The beard is fuller and covers relatively more surface on the face as can be seen. 3. Handlebar Moustache with Beard © Ajay Devgn FFilms Sharad Kelkar's character in Tanhaji can be seen in a visibly defined handlebar 'stache. But the look has been given a twist with an additional beard. If you think that a handlebar on its own is over the top, adding a beard to the picture can be a gamechanger. 4. The Weighted Beard © Ajay Devgn FFilms Aurangzeb played by Luke Kenny sported a weighted beard which is characterised with a relatively fuller beard with a fine moustache. This beard is the polar opposite of a weighted moustache where the emphasis is on the 'stache. View the full article
  6. Whether your beard gets unruly or you cut yourself while shaving, every grooming step can be time-consuming. No one likes to spend unnecessary time prepping every morning and hence, following a quick routine is just what you need. We have compiled five grooming hacks that are about to make your life easier than ever. Check it out: 1. Use Olive Oil For Dry Scalp © istock Dealing with dry scalp can be daunting but not when there's a home remedy that lets you scrape off the issue completely. Using olive oil is a cure and all you need to do is apply a dab of it on your scalp. Try it for a week and notice the results! 2. Swap Shaving Cream With Conditioner © istock Shaving cream can strip off your skin's natural oils. A quick hack? Use a hair conditioner instead of shaving cream. It helps hydrate your face and moisturises it. Not just that, it puts a full stop to the burning sensation as well. 3. Use Hand Cream For Hair © istock No, we don't mean you start lathering your hair with hand cream. But you can use it to style your hair when it starts looking unkempt. Carry a small bottle with you at all places and rub a little amount, first on your hands and then run it on your hair. This is a great remedy on windy days when your hair is all over the place and is extremely frizzy. Switch up your routine right away! 4. Use Activated Charcoal For Your Teeth © istock If you are looking to whiten your teeth, activated charcoal is your answer. It helps to get rid of stains and whitens your teeth in a jiffy. All you have to do is put it on your toothbrush and scrub it on your teeth. Well, it won't look pretty but once you rinse your mouth, you will instantly reap the rewards. 5. Use Lip Balm For Cuts © istock If alum blocks or styptic pencils haven't helped, there are other home remedies that can cover your shaving wounds. Next time, when your face is filled with blood due to razor cuts, smack it with a lip balm. Apply it directly on the wound. It works wonders as the waxy texture seals it instantly. Now, you won't have to hold a tissue paper while you are rushing to work! View the full article
  7. If you have been wanting to get a VR headset that doesnât make you look weird, Panasonic may have an answer for you. The Japanese company launched a new VR headset that has a very steampunk vibe and looks less bulky than any VR headset we have seen until now. image 2 Panasonic claims that it is âthe worldâs first HDR UHD virtual reality eyeglassesâ and are the most advanced glasses ever made. The design of the VR headset certainly reminds us of a pair of sunglasses and is very different from the usual VR headset we have seen so far. image 3 The company says that with the growth of 5G, it can expand the uses of the VR glasses. Panasonic said in a press release, âWith the anticipation of the forthcoming full-fledged commercial services of the fifth-generation (5G) mobile communications system, a number of new services using VR glasses are expected to be offered, including for VR sports viewing and engaging virtual travel experiences.â Panasonicâs VR glasses sport a 1.3-inch OLED panel for each eye and can deliver a picture resolution of 2560 x 2560. The VR glasses need to be connected to a PC which means it does not have any on-board processing capabilities. image 1 The current VR glasses weigh around 300g which may sound heavier than usual but Panasonic is going to reduce the weight by half for the final product. Currently, the VR glasses are in the prototype stage which means there is no telling when the final product will be available to purchase. VR headsets are mostly used in virtual experiences and gaming. Currently, there are a plethora of games available on Steam that support VR and in 2020 we expect even more games to release with virtual reality support. Would you buy Panasonicâs less bulky VR glasses? What do you think of the design and how does it compare to VR headsets youâve seen before? Let us know in the comments. View the full article
  8. Thanks to the polluted air that we breathe and the chemicals laced water and produce we consume, saying that we've surrounded ourselves with our own filth and poison would merely be an understatement. © iStock Naturally then, no matter how great care we take of ourselves and of our skin, or the kinds of products we use to keep ourselves spick and clean, we still have to deal with acne at some point of time or the other. And because that filth and poison we spoke of, most men like us have to deal with pimples, even after we've crossed our teenage years. © iStock So teenage and adult men alike, need to know how to deal with pimples and make them vanish in a jiffy. Don't want to spend a ton of time or money on doing so? No problem. Our mom's kitchens hold the answer to most of our problems anyway. Here are a few items from a typical Indian kitchen that go a long way in dealing with acne. Used Tea leaves © iStock Don't throw away the tea leaves once you're done brewing a strong cup of tea. Instead, stick them in the refrigerator. Once it is cold, simply moisten it with clean and cold water and apply it over the pimple. After letting it sit for 10-15 mins, rinse it off using cold water. Tea leaves, even the usual kind has a number of antioxidants that work really well for the skin while also regulating the oil secretion. Furthermore, it is a great way to keep the pH balance neutral. Just ensure that you don't use leaves that have been used for tea with milk, or sugar for that matter. Lemon Juice © iStock Most pimples breakout because the pH balance of your skin has gone berserk. Rubbing a slice of lemon gently over the pulp is a great way to restore balance. The citric acid also cleans up clogged pores, and once it dries up, the cores tend to tighten up. Once you are done massaging your face, simply wash off the juice and pulp with cold running water. Aloe Vera © iStock Okay, this isn't exactly something that you would find in the kitchen, but it surely is something that you can easily pick up from your garden, or some other place from your apartment complexes. Simply slice up a leaf and squeeze out as much sap as you can. Gently massage the sap over your pimples and watch them pretty much disappear overnight. Moreover, it helps your skin by keeping it moisturised so you don't need to use any moisturiser or oil. Ice © iStock Although ice does not do a lot to remedy the repeated appearance of zits, it does help you to alleviate the pain that comes when your pimple grows beyond a certain point. It also helps by speeding up the ripening of the pimple, which causes it to pop naturally. Ice also tends to tighten up the skin, which also helps. Just ensure that you wipe up the water using a napkin or a clean towel. Orange Peel © iStock Orange peel works in somewhat of a similar manner as lemon juice. Just squeeze the extracts from the orange coloured part of the peel over your pimples and let it rest. The enzymes from the peel help the zit to ripen a bit quicker and eventually pop. Just ensure that you clean up using plain cold water after 10 mins after letting the sap rest. View the full article
  9. Revenge is a dish best served cold. Well, in this weird yet funny scenario of seeking revenge, it was indeed served on the table in the form of a lavish dinner. A Reddit user shared his story of break up on the internet that has cracked up everyone on social media. He met his girlfriend while finishing his lifeguard certification course and everything was going fine until their mutual friend found out that the only reason this woman in question was involved with the guy was that he used to take her out for fancy meals. “I've really liked this girl for a while that I met at a lifeguard certification course, and I talked to her while I was there and we (I thought) ended up hitting it off. We exchanged numbers and social media and all that and we messaged for a few weeks before I asked her out to a movie, which she accepted,” he wrote. He added, “We'd been going on casual dates, nothing too serious and we weren't hanging out at my place or her place even though I'd hinted at the idea, for a few weeks before one of her friends (someone that was also at the lifeguarding course that I met and kept in contact with because he was cool) sends me this screenshot.” © Reddit Unfortunately hurt and deceived, the guy decided to take his girlfriend out on a date and make her pay the bill instead. “After seeing this, I asked her to go on a nice date with me to a hibachi grill restaurant. $20-$40 dollar plates and premium desserts are served here. I got the most expensive thing they had and so did she. We both got fancy ice cream and multiple refills on drinks,” he wrote. “I complimented her a lot and smiled consistently, before getting up to go to the bathroom and leaving. (I was also her ride). About 45 minutes after, I get furious texts from her saying that she had to have her mom come down and pay for it because she didn't have the money on her and that we were done. I know it's not a lot and it sucks because I thought she was actually into me but it felt pretty nice leaving her that way,” he revealed. Opinions on this was actually divided and everyone shared their take on this incident. © Reddit If there is any truth in this story, then we do feel bad for our bro out here. Hurting feelings to get some extra food is actually not a cool idea. Rest, the next time you date someone, make sure they aren't using you to buy them food! First world problems today are hilarious. View the full article
  10. Maintaining hair follicles is already a difficult job. From using the wrong type of products to getting a wrong haircut, there are plenty of mistakes that can ruin your overall your appearance. To bring an end to it so your follicles stay safe. You don't need to blame your barber or diet routine anymore because there's a fix to everything. Here's how you can steer clear of common hair mistakes. 1. Being Rough With Your Scalp A busy schedule can make you rush to shower. It might look like this won't cause any issue but it's actually weakening the hair follicles and also increasing the risk of dandruff. Instead, rub the shampoo in your palms and gently apply it on your scalp. This promotes hair growth without spoiling your hair texture. © istock 2. Using Two In One Shampoo/Conditioner If you think it is a good deal, you are highly mistaken. Shampoo and conditioner both have different jobs for the hair. The shampoo helps in cleaning up your pores and it also helps to get rid of accumulated dirt. Conditioner, on the other hand, acts as a moisturising agent. Don't bother using 2-in-1 products and instead get different items. © istock 3. Over Styling Sometimes the fragrance of hair products can make you use it more than necessary. Applying hair styling products excessively can be disastrous for your follicles. Instead, invest in a decent comb and hair styling products. Be it wax or gels, choose it as per your hair type to get the most out of it and avoid hair mistakes. © istock 4. Wrong Hairstyle Your favourite actor can probably pull off a particular hairstyle because it suits the face type. Now, if you plan on getting something similar impulsively, well, that will be the biggest mistake of your life. Don't get carried away and let the hairdresser do his job. Check for hairstyles that suit your face type and then recreate it in versatile ways. © Instagram,Hakim Aalim View the full article
  11. For a young kid who took up the beautiful game to overcome his humble beginnings and find purpose in life, Cristiano Ronaldo has come a long way to establish himself as one of the greats to have ever graced football. The Portuguese star has been rewriting history books for over a decade and, despite his age, he is giving no sign of slowing down. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner might have moved away from star-studded Real Madrid, but he continues to produce magical moments in a bid to take Italian giants Juventus to ultimate glory. But, despite breaking numerous records last year, 2019 was not a memorable one for the Portugal captain. © Reuters The 34-year-old saw Virgil van Dijk win the UEFA Player Of The Year Award before watching his arch-nemesis Lionel Messi clinch a record sixth Ballon d'Or trophy in Paris last year. As he finished third in the Ballon d'Or list, the only consolation for Ronaldo was the Serie A's best player honour last year. But, it's a new year and, those who know Ronaldo would agree that the Juventus striker is not the one to back down. From most hat-tricks in Champions League to leading goal-scorer in international football, here's a look at five records that Ronaldo can break in 2020 to reclaim his lost glory: Most Champions League Titles © Reuters The Portuguese footballer will be eager to propel Juventus to their third Champions League title (their first since 1995-96 season) when they begin their Round of 16 journey against Lyon in February. If Juventus manage to win Europe's biggest club competition this season, it will be the sixth time when Ronaldo emerges as the Champions League winner. The Juventus striker won his fifth Champions League title, playing for Real Madrid, when 'Los Blancos' edged past Jurgen Klop's Liverpool in the 2018 final. He is now just one title away from matching the heroics of Francisco Gento, who currently holds the record for most Champions League final wins, recorded between 1956 and 1966 for Real Madrid. Most Goals In European Championship © Reuters Apart from Champions League, the 34-year-old also has a great opportunity to become the leading goal-scorer in European Championships. Representing Portugal, Ronaldo has already scored nine goals for his country which has put him on level terms with Michel Platini as Euro's top goal-scorer. With the UEFA Euro 2020 group stage slated to begin from 12th June with Italy taking on Turkey in Rome, Ronaldo will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet to steer clear of Platini when he takes the field against Germany in Portugal's opening match on 20th June. Most Champions League Hat-tricks © Reuters Scoring a hat-trick in Champions League is nothing new to Ronaldo. Last March, it was Ronaldo's hat-trick that allowed Juventus to overturn a two-goal deficit in the second-leg against Athletico Madrid and propelled them into the Champions League Round of 16. It was Ronaldo's eighth hat-trick in the competition - a joint-record he currently holds alongside Messi. Losing the Ballon d'Or to his biggest rival last year, Ronaldo will be looking forward to beating Messi to a Champions League treble this year, which will allow him to claim bragging rights for some time to come. Top-Scorer In English, Spanish & Italian Top Flights © Reuters For someone who began his career with Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo has come a long way to dominate top-flight competitions in three different countries. Under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo took the footballing world by storm with a sensational, trophy-winning stint at Manchester United where he also emerged as the league's top goal-scorer. After ruling English Premier League charts, Ronaldo went on to taste more success with Real Madrid in Spain's top-flight competition La Liga where his unmatched goal-scoring streak enthralled a packed Santiago Bernabeu for years. With his ongoing stint at Juventus, Ronaldo has a great opportunity to become the first player in history to finish as the leading goal-scorer in the English, Spanish and Italian top-flight competitions. With 10 goals to his name, Ronaldo is currently joint-fourth in the Serie A goal-scoring charts behind Joao Pedro (11), Romelu Lukaku (12) and Ciro Immobile (17). But, if the Portuguese phenom manages to finish the season as the Italian league's top-scorer, he will have a chance to etch his name in the history books for a record that will take some doing to be matched, let alone shattered. Leading Goal-Scorer In International Football © Reuters Ali Daei is not the name that comes to mind when anyone talks about the leading goal-scorer of all time in international football. A striker and captain of his side, Daei played for prominent clubs including Bayern Munich and scored 109 goals for Iran - a record that still stands tall. While Daei played his last game for Iran in 2006, Ronaldo, fourteen years later, is mighty close to dethroning the Iranian from the top spot. The Portugal forward has 99 goals to his name and will be raring to go all guns blazing for his country this year in a bid to become the top international marksman of all time. View the full article
  12. ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday paid tribute to Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on the occasion of his 144th birth anniversary. The prime minister paid tribute to Jinnah in a couple of tweets, highlighting the founder of the nation's selfless struggle for a separate homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent. He urged aspiring leaders to make Quaid-e-Azam their role model as "he was Sadiq & Ameen; & his 40-year struggle was not for personal gain but to achieve a Homeland for the Muslims of the subcontinent". The nation celebrated the 144th birth anniversary of Jinnah today (Wednesday) with traditional zeal and respect and renewed commitment to work hard for the progress and prosperity of the country. The Quaid-e-Azam was born on December 25, 1876 in Karachi. A lawyer and a politician by profession he served as the leader of All-India Muslim League from 1913 until Pakistan’s independence on August 14, 1947. Following Pakistan’s independence Jinnah held the position of the nation’s first governor general until his death on September 11, 1948. The day dawned with special prayers in the mosques for the peace, progress and prosperity of the country.
  13. As we inch closer to the end of this year, people have already started cracking jokes about how 2020 will be 'their year', since they couldn't really do anything or what they wanted to do in 2019. While everyone was having a good laugh because let's be honest "tumse na ho payega", there is one genre that's looking forward to the next year because it will actually be their year - 'sequels'. Call it a success mantra or playing with people's emotions, Hollywood is going to heavily roll out sequels in the upcoming year and make every 90s kid cry tears of nostalgia as they watch their favourite characters in action once again. So, to save you from the sudden barrage of movies coming at the theatres near you, we've compiled the list of sequels releasing in 2020. 1. Top Gun Maverick - June 26, 2020 After 33 long years, our fighter jet pilot Pete 'Maverick' Mitchell is back with all his badassery intact. In this sequel that is set 34 years after the original one, we will see Maverick mentor a new crop of US Navy fighter pilots as the new instructor of Topgun, the Naval Fighter Weapons School at Naval Air Station Miramar. One of these pilots is Bradley, son of Nick 'Goose' Bradshaw, Maverick's late friend and partner. Maverick will teach Bradley who now wants to follow his father's footsteps. © Paramount-Picture Directed by Joseph Kosinski, the movie also stars Miles Teller, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, Glen Powell, Lewis Pullman, Ed Harris and Val Kilmer. It's expected to release on June 26, 2020. 2. Coming 2 America - December 18, 2020 This American romantic comedy is a sequel to the 1988 film Coming To America starring Eddie Murphy. Directed by Craig Brewer, the film will revolve around Prince Akeem Joffer who finds out that he has a son he never knew about, in America. To honour his dying royal father's wish to groom his son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi go to America again. © Paramount-Picture Starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler, Leslie Jones, Shari Headley, John Amos, Tracy Morgan, Wesley Snipes, and James Earl Jones, Coming 2 America is expected to release on December 18, 2020. 3. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard - August 28, 2020 Ryan Reynolds is back in action with this American action comedy film that takes place three years after the events of the first film. Directed by Patrick Hughes, the film will revolve around bodyguard Michael Bryce, his friendship with assassin Darius Kincaid and Darius' wife Sonia played by Salma Hayek. The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard starring Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Grillo, Richard E. Grant, Tom Hopper, Antonio Banderas and Morgan Freeman is expected to release on August 28, 2020. 4. Bad Boys For Life - January 17, 2020 The OG Bad Boys, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, are back to entertain all of us. In this installment, Marcus and Michael a once inseparable duo are now falling apart, but they reunite once again when a mob boss tries to exact revenge on the duo when they are about to officially retire. 5. Wonder Woman 1984 - June 5, 2020 Gal Gadot aka Wonder Woman is back in action and I don't think there's much to say about this one because y'all have probably already marked the dates for this one. This is a sequel to the 2017 movie and set in 1984 where Diana Prince gets into a conflict with two formidable foes - Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah. Starring Gal Gadot Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig, Pedro Pascal, Robin Wright, and Connie Nielsen, the movie is releasing on June 5, 2020. © Twitter In 1984, Diana Prince comes into conflict with two formidable foes: Maxwell Lord and the Cheetah. 6. Fast & Furious 9 - May 22, 2020 A sequel to 2017's hit film, Fate of the Furious, this one is scheduled to release on May 22, 2020 and star Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Nathalie Emmanuel, John Cena, Helen Mirren, Cody Walker, Charlize Theron and Michael Rooker. © Twitter 7. No Time To Die - April 8, 2020 Probably one of the most awaited movies of all time as this is going to be the next instalment in the James Bond series. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the MI6 agent and will also star Rami Malek and Ana De Armas is lead roles. © Twitter 8. Godzilla vs Kong - March 11, 2020 Directed by Adam Wingard, this American monster film is a sequel to Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island. Godzilla and Kong will collide in one hell of an aesthetic battle while a human conspiracy threatens to wipe out these creatures. © Twitter 9. Bill & Ted Face The Music - August 20, 2020 The third instalment in the Bill & Ted franchise will see Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles and entertain us. The story will see Ted and Bill being warned by a visitor from the future which tells them to create a song to save the Earth. © Twitter 10. A Quiet Place: Part 2 - March 20, 2020 This American horror film will star Emily Blunt reprising her original role. The Abbot family will continue facing terrors and fighting for survival in the deafening silence. © Twitter View the full article
  14. If owning up your grey strands is not something you're up for just yet, it's okay (Just like it's totally cool to embrace a salt and pepper look). If you aren't ready yet to embrace the grey, you're going to have to do more than just dyeing your hair. Restoring your hair back to black is a whole process, and here's what you need to do to achieve that. © Getty Images 1. When Should You See A Professional Colourist? It's important to realise that a good professional colourist will give much better coverage than an at-home dye kit. Okay so, if you have a few strands here and there, then you could consider colouring your hair at home. There's no going wrong in that situation. However, if you have big patches of concentrated grey strands, then seeing a colourist becomes important. You don't want to colour-block yourself in an odd tone that looks completely off in comparison to your complexion. A colourist is going to balance the hair tone well in relation to your complexion. 2. If You're Dyeing Your Hair At Home You must remember that you've to keep it subtle and make sure that the dye is not something that'll look off on your face. In fact, investing in grey-hair targetting products is a much better option than other dyes as the grey strands are not porous and lack oil-levels, which means targetted products will exponentially work better. © Getty Images 3. Try A Colour Developer A colour developer is going to moisturise your hair strands root-deep and make them more receptive to the hair dyes. However, at the same time, it can compromise the quality of your hair strands. So, invest in a good developer that can protect your hair. 4. How Often Should You Touch Up? This really depends on how fast your roots start to show or whether or not the previous hair dye is fading. This isn't as expensive a process as when you're doing it at home, but it is more of a gamble. It might be best just to dye the roots and avoid recolouring the strands unless they're visibly dulling, in which case, you've to colour the entirety of your hair. View the full article
  15. It's Christmas eve today and if you are looking to surprise the gadget lover in your life or simply shopping for some last moment gifts, tech gadgets are the easiest way to go. So, here are some really good tech gift items that are worth checking out - Ultimate Ears Wonderboom © YouTube/ Adam Savage's Tested Any celebration is incomplete without music. And if you think that's the right gift to give someone then the UE Wonderboom 2 is the one to check out. It's one of our favorite Bluetooth speakers around and it's just perfect for every occasion. It's got astonishingly good sound and it's waterproof too, so that's awesome. iPad Pro © YouTube/ Jonathan Morrison iPad is like the go-to option when it comes to tech gadget gifts. You just can't go wrong with the iPad, regardless of who you're buying it for. It's one of the most versatile pieces of tech we've used, be it for media consumption like watching movies and TV Shows, or playing video games. And with Apple Arcade and Apple TV+ available now, you just can't go wrong with this one. Couple this with a yearly subscription of a streaming service and you're sorted. Nintendo Switch © YouTube/ Apple Explained We've included Nintendo Switch in almost all of our gifting guides and rightfully so. Nintendo really nailed the handheld form factor with this one and how. Start playing at home on a big screen and simply pick up when you're on the go. Also, the games library for Switch has seen some really impressive games over the years. From Zelda to even newer titles like Wolfenstein, there's anything and everything you can ask for. You can also choose to go with the Nintendo Switch Lite option, but you'll miss the fun of having joy-cons and being able to play on a big screen, so keep that in mind. AirPods Pro © YouTube/ Marques Brownlee Apple's update to the highly popular pair of earbuds arrived a couple of months back, and they're just awesome. It's like Apple took something that was already very popular and made it even better. The new AirPods Pro has everything that the regular AirPods have and then some. You get new fancy features like noise-cancelation, which works flawlessly. AirPods Pro also comes with ear tips, which means they're less likely to fall out of your ears. OnePlus 7T © OnePlus If you're looking to buy a new smartphone for someone, then just go with the OnePlus 7T. It's OnePlus' latest smartphone and has almost everything that you can ask for from a good phone. Things like fast-charging, a superfluid 90Hz display, latest and greatest internals, etc., the OnePlus 7T is packed with the good stuff. You'll also find some good deals around this time of the year, so be sure to check it out. Echo Dot and Google Home © YouTube/ All things tech Lastly, if you know someone who's been wanting to buy a smart speaker, then you have just two obvious options. The Echo Dot and the Google Home Mini. Both of them are quite affordable and a good place to start building your smart home. Both of them also have a good audio output, so you don't have to worry about getting separate speakers too. View the full article
  16. While the Indian cricket team ended the decade with a historic series win against the West Indies in Cuttack, their fans already have something special to look forward to as the calendar turns to January 2020. Three months ago, the national team's star bowler, Jasprit Bumrah experienced a stress fracture in his lower back ahead of the Freedom Series for Gandhi-Mandela Trophy against South Africa. Nonetheless, the cricketer went out with a bang, scalping seven wickets in the second Test match against a hosting West Indies team whilst helping his side get the win ahead of being diagnosed with the injury. Fair bit happened on day two in Jamaica - Ishant Sharma's maiden Test fifty, Jason Holder's five and Hanuma Vihari's 100. Oh, and that bloke Bumrah with a hat-trick and six of the seven West Indies wickets... #WIvIND https://t.co/Er59hh1Nxc pic.twitter.com/Moxz3e7PE1 — cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) August 31, 2019 While Bumrah did a standup job in letting the fans know about his road to recovery, there was some tension in the air, especially due to the fact that stress fractures have proven to be devastating for cricketers in the past; just ask England's James Anderson and Australia's James Pattinson and they will cry their eyes out to you. View this post on Instagram Coming soon! ðªð¼ A post shared by jasprit bumrah (@jaspritb1) on Oct 29, 2019 at 12:15am PDT So, when the BCCI announced the squad to confirm Bumrah's inclusion for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka and the ODI series against Australia that follows, it was a breath of relief for the country mainly because of two reasons. One, a healthy Bumrah can pick up his career right from where he left it three months ago and two, India desperately needed his excellence to be a genuinely good bowling attack once again. India's T20 squad against Sri Lanka: Virat Kohli (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer,Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shivam Dube, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav,Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Navdeep Saini, Jasprit Bumrah, Washington Sundar#INDvSL — BCCI (@BCCI) December 23, 2019 India's ODI squad against Australia: Virat Kohli (Capt),Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul,Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Rishabh Pant (wk, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal,Kuldeep Yadav, Navdeep Saini,Jasprit Bumrah,Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Shami. — BCCI (@BCCI) December 23, 2019 Even though Deepak Chahar was doing 'OK' with the new ball, he was getting slammed out of the park in the death overs. His swings worked only so much and made him go out of variations once a set batsmen got a good read on him. On the other hand, Mohammed Shami justifiably couldn't shoulder the responsibility single-handedly, especially when odd weather conditions made it difficult for the spinners to work their magic. © Reuters With Hardik Pandya's unavailability and the unfortunate two-month sit-out for Bhuvneshwar Kumar, thanks to the National Cricket Academy's negligence, the situation begged for Bumrah to rise from the ashes. Even though the Windies failed to make the most out of the situation (and they nearly did), replacing Chahar with Bumrah would have ensured a whitewash series win against the Carribeans in both white-ball formats of the game. This was simply because of Bumrah's ability to act as an enforcer and provide results (or at least prevent bad results) at any moment of the bowling attack. It is this unique quality of his that made him the nuclear weapon for skipper Virat Kohli during the ICC World Cup 2019. © Reuters From trapping South African batsmen Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in the early overs of India's tournament opener to deeming the lower order of the Sri Lankan batting order useless, and even acting as damage control during the New Zealand contest in a losing effort, Bumrah was clearly the pillar Indian bowling massively depended on. Why is it that you don't see batsmen 'experiment' with their shots when it is Bumrah on the other side of the pitch? Miss the ball for a millisecond and you give away your wicket to one of his darting yorkers, swing the bat in the air carelessly off one of his bouncers and there is a fielder ready to dismiss you. Seldom does this freak of a pacer gives away extras and easy full-tosses are hard to come by. © Reuters Such is the terror of Bumrah, a man who doesn't look more intimidating than a Teletubby. And it is this terror that Virat Kohli's India thrived on for the better half of 2019. What does the new year and the new decade have in store for Bumrah, we are not sure. All we know is, the Men in Blue are exponentially better when "Boom Boom Bumrah" is there to back them up. View the full article
  17. If you've never heard of the French acoustic engineering company called Devialet, then you're either not into sophisticated audio equipment or you're not the kind who'd spend freaking Rs 1.3 lakh on a speaker. Either way, I won't blame you, but I'd like to introduce a fantastic piece of technology today. Meet, the 'Phantom Reactor 900' by Devialet. A tiny speaker that literally packs a surprising amount of punch. It's one of those speakers that'll make you appreciate the music that you're listening to. The folks over at Devialet let me borrow a Phantom Reactor for a couple of weeks and here's what I think about it - © MensXP Tiny Alien Egg From The Future! As you can see, the Devialet Phantom Reactor looks like a tiny alien egg. Not going to lie, I've never seen a speaker so pretty that I don't even feel like tossing it off aside unlike most other speakers that I have. It's something that you'd want to keep at the forefront like a showpiece. I got the Matte Black colour variant of the speaker to use, but it also comes in an "Iconic White" colour, which has a glossy surface. I would, any day, prefer the white variant over this one, but that's just me. © MensXP Although the overall footprint of the speaker is small, it's surprisingly heavy. It's over 4kgs, which is why I'd say it's not exactly portable. I mean, you can unplug it and carry it around in your house or to your backyard, but it's not ideal to be carried outside. It doesn't have a battery too, which means it'll always be hugging a power outlet. Overall, I'd say it's one of the most beautiful looking speakers out there. If you have a minimal setup at your home, then the Phantom Reactor would blend in seamless without sticking out like a sore thumb. The iconic egg-shaped design of its big brother, Phantom, adds a lot of personality to it. It looks straight out of a sci-fi movie, to be honest. © MensXP Impressive Sound The Phantom Reactor looks cool and all, but what about the sound quality? Well, it's fantastic. In fact, it's loud and exquisite, to be precise. Yes, that's how I'd put it. I was blown away by the output coming out such a small package. I mean, who'd have thought a small speaker like this would piss off my neighbours? It's one thing to listen to music, but it's a completely different experience to feel it. The Phantom Reactor will make you feel the music. Be it underground music, a mainstream EDM rave track or a pop title, the speaker sounds phenomenal. The bass response is the first thing that stands out. It's also a lot of fun to look at the bass drivers wobble. Here, take a look - via GIPHY The bass is super smooth and it leaves a kind of impact that no other speakers have been able to match, at least for me. Playing titles like Ricko James' "A Samurai's Death" or "Moon Face" that sends waves across the drivers is truly a sight to behold. What's interesting about the speaker is that there's no vibration on the speaker's body or its surroundings. You won't feel a thing if you touch the speakers, which is quite impressive. Besides the bass, there's another driver that handles the mids and the highs. The output for that comes from the grille on the front and it's said to output sound in a three-dimensional form. See that fancy grille on the front? Yes, that's it. I don't think it handled the whole 360-degree output very well, but if you place it appropriately in the room, then it'll fill very easily. It's all about the placement. © MensXP You can also choose to pair two of them and have a stereo effect. But that'll, of course, cost you a lot of money. But hey, good audio is expensive. There aren't a lot of speakers out there that'll make you feel like you're in a concert hall. It has a 900W peak power, after all. Connectivity The Phantom Reactor comes with an app that can be used to connect and lay music. You can use it as a Bluetooth speaker or sync it to a local network and play it via AirPlay, Spotify Connect or UPnP. There's a 3.5mm jack for input too in case you want to use that. The Phantom Reactor has touch-sensitive controls on the top and you'll be prompted to use these while setting up. You can also just tap the Bluetooth button to pair on the go, and that's the easiest way to connect to the speaker and play music. The Devialet app also works well, but for some reason, it asked me to set up the speaker every time I closed and opened the app again. © MensXP The setup process, mind you, takes quite a bit of time, so it's quite annoying to see it happen all the time. The companion app definitely needs some work, but otherwise, I really like the UI and the way it lets you control everything. The Final Say So, is the Phantom Reactor worth buying? Well, in case you don't know, the Phantom Reactor costs Rs 1,29,000 in India. Yes, that's Rs 1.3 lakh, which makes it one of the most expensive speakers that you can buy in the country. Assuming that you're willing to splurge that much on a speaker, I'd say you won't regret it. © MensXP Powerful and punchy bass is Phantom Reactor's forte and it'll truly make you feel like you're in a concert hall if you turn the volume all the way. It'll truly change house parties for you, and you'll never want to go back to normal speakers again. The Phantom Reactor looks fantastic and sounds incredibly good. Save for a couple of minor issues with the app, I'd say it's a damn good speaker. Buy it, if you want to feel and experience the song instead of just listening to it. View the full article
  18. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani — File photoTEHRAN: President Hassan Rouhani will visit Japan later this week in the first trip to the country by an Iranian head of state for two decades, official news agency IRNA reported Monday.Rouhani will go to Tokyo on Friday, IRNA said, citing Iran´s vice foreign minister Abbas Araghchi.Araghchi said the one-day visit will be "very intense" and that it comes as Iran faces maximum pressure from the US and a wide array of plots to isolate it internationally, IRNA reported.Earlier, Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told a press conference in Tehran that the "trip (to Japan) is being finalised."Iranian government spokesman Ali Rabiei said discussions would focus on "expanding economic relations" between the two countries."Mr Rouhani´s trip to Japan has nothing to do with issues such as negotiations with America," Rabiei said."However, our Japanese friends usually convey messages or initiatives, which we welcome... and seriously examine," he added, stressing the bilateral focus of the visit.Rouhani will be the first Iranian president to visit Japan since 2000.He is expected to meet Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who travelled to Tehran in June to try to ease tension between the United States and Iran in the Gulf."After Mr Abe´s trip to Iran it was natural for the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran to have a trip to Japan," Mousavi said.Talks between the two leaders would focus on "issues and developments in our region, the East Asia region," and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, Mousavi added.On December 9, Abe said he was weighing inviting Rouhani for a state visit.Noting Japan´s alliance with the United States and Tokyo´s "favourable relations" with Tehran, Abe said he would make efforts "as much as possible to help ease tensions" in the Middle East.Japan was formerly a major buyer of Iranian crude but stopped purchases to comply with US sanctions imposed after the United States unilaterally quit the nuclear deal in May 2018.Before heading to Tokyo, Rouhani is due to stay in Kuala Lumpur to take part in a summit of Muslim heads of state.
  19. When Jaguar announced that they would be launching the XE back in February of 2016, the car had a lukewarm reception at best. People did buy the car and Indian petrolheads did come to fall in love with the car, but it was a painfully slow process. Nevertheless, what started out as something slow, soon evolved into something much more enflamed and impassioned. © Jaguar India Therefore, earlier this year, when Jaguar finally confirmed the insurmountable speculations and rumours that the XE would be getting a facelift this year, saying that we were glad, would be an understatement. Mind you though, it was not because we, or for that anyone else felt that the design and the aesthetic of the older cars were waning - ask anyone who adds salt to his food, and he will agree that the Jaguars of yesteryears, were a thing to behold. © Jaguar India Heck, the impact that Jaguars have had in Indian pop culture and our automotive zeitgeist, revolves on the sedan. Remember the kid who drowned his brand new BMW because that was not the car he wanted? Well, take a guess which car was he actually pinning for. © Jaguar India All this being said, we just had to get our hands on the new Jaguar XE. And having driven it (the XE-SE, to be precise) in Mumbai, we have to say, that if a car can stand out in a city with as terrible roads and traffic as Mumbai, it can ride exceptionally well in pretty much any city in India © Jaguar India Here's what happens when a sports car, comes disguises as a saloon: 1. The Ride Quality © Jaguar India The word 'sublime' does not even begin to describe the ride quality that the new Jag offers. Thanks to its light aluminium chassis, double-wishbone front suspensions and integral linked rear suspensions, its almost as if you are floating down a cloud. We will go as far as to say you don't even feel any of the smaller potholes shattering your spine and skull. That being said, the steering wheel, in spite of being an Electronic Power Assisted Steering, lets you feel more or less everything that the tyres are going through at any given moment. Truly, the best of both worlds. 2. The Acceleration © Jaguar India The acceleration figures don't seem that impressive on paper. After all, what can you expect from a 4 cylinder, 2.0-litre engine? Turns out, a lot, actually. The boffins at Jaguar, have managed to crank out 247 BHP, and 365 Nm of torque from their top of the line petrol engine. That's a performance that you can easily access and actually enjoy on Indian roads. And might we add, that the 8-speed automatic transmission and the throttle are very, very responsive. And in spite of being a turbocharged engine, we, in our testing, couldn't detect a whiff of turbo lag. 3. Segment Defining Luxury © Jaguar India There's simply no mincing words with this one, with the Jaguar XE, you get one of the best interiors to sit in and drive from at this price point. Even though the XE will seat 5 people including the driver, the true joy that this car can offer comes only to the person who is sitting at the wheel. The interiors are designed specifically focusing on him. From the wrap-around dash to extended leather trimmings, the car oozes luxury and finesse. Furthermore, the car is loaded with tech to the brim. You get a highly customisable, driver's display, both Apple CarPlay & Android Auto, and Panoramic sunroof as standard. Other things that come as standard are the Lane Keep Assist & the Driver's Condition Monitor. 4. Handling © Jaguar India In spite of its authoritative stance, the Jaguar XE handles like a dream. We did a slalom test in a reserved area and were thoroughly impressed at the manner in which it handles itself. This is where the aluminium chassis shines through and through. The brakes, the buffed up steering - everything exudes confidence. The car has been set up in such a way that no matter which one of the four driving modes you are in, you always have the confidence to throw the car into a corner, and come out of it, still grinning like a baby. 5. The Exciting New Design © Jaguar India Even at a glance, the new XE-SE manages to stand out when you compare it with its predecessor. It is far more aggressively designed, and has a longer and wider grill, has sleeker headlamps as well as taillamps, and is generously peppered with angled creases and lines. All of this results in a car that has a very commanding presence on the street. That's the mark of a classic Jaguar if you ask us. All things said and done, there are a few issues with the car. For example, the rear seating will, realistically speaking, be only able to accommodate 2 people. You wouldn't want to hire a chauffeur for this car. Also, the car, even at its highest specification, does not offer a V6 option. And finally, Jaguar's electronics aren't exactly famed to be reliable. How will the ones in the new Jaguar XE hold up over time, is a question that we are not in a position to answer. © Jaguar India © Jaguar India Having said that, we have to factor in the fact, that at a starting price of Rs 44.98 Lacs, this Jag has a lot to offer than most of its rivals at the price point. There are a number of first-in-the-segment features that you get with the new XE, but most importantly, what you get, is Jaguar's legacy. What you get, is the hardtop F-Pace, tailor-made for the Indian roads. View the full article
  20. Acting is no child's play and while most people assume that looking good and dancing around trees is all that an actor requires to do mostly, it is far from being true. From losing and gaining weight for a certain role, to performing their own stunts for certain movie scenes, some of the best actors work very hard to maintain the authenticity of a particular scene or a movie and here are five such actors who risked their lives to do the same. 1. Amitabh Bachchan The accident on the sets of his movie Coolie almost turned fatal, but thanks to the good fortune of this mega star and the millions of prayers showered on him by his loyal fans across the nation, he breathed a new lease of life. He was shooting for a sequence with Puneet Issar at Bangalore when an action scene was misjudged by the actor as he jumped and fell at the wrong point. He had to undergo multiple surgeries and was on bed for months before he became normal. 2. Aamir Khan In Ghulam, his character was required to run towards an incoming train at full speed. A crazy sequence was performed by the perfectionist himself who refused to have a body double for the shot. He later revealed that in the editing room when he saw the clip, he realised he was extremely close to the running train and was a close save from anything bad happening. 3. Hrithik Roshan The Greek God has done some kickass action in most of his movies but one such incident which left everyone gaping for breath was when he was shooting for one of the movies in the Krissh franchise when he was tied to a harness and was supposed to jump. Strangely, it came off and Hrithik came flying down, but luckily Hrithik was saved from the fall. After a few surgeries and post his recovery, the actor recently also shot a very dangerous stunt with co-star Tiger Shroff in Finland for War. 4. Ajay Devgn He is one actor who defies age by staying insanely fit and performing his own stunts ever since he stepped in Bollywood. He is the son of one of the biggest action directors of Bollywood, so this always came naturally to him. From balancing himself on two bikes for a Rohit Shetty action comedy to shooting in the Balkan mountains for Shivaay, Ajay has risked his life for ensuring that a scene remains authentic. 5. Akshay Kumar He's knows as Khiladi Kumar for a reason. The insanely fit actor is basically perfectionism packed in an energy ball. Akshay has always maintained the fact that he believes in performing his own stunts, no matter how risky they are. Being over 50 has not stopped this fit actor from continuing this tradition as well. He was last seen hanging from a helicopter for an action sequence in Sooryavanshi as the director Rohit Shetty was seen riding on a bike giving out instructions. View the full article
  21. Karan Johar recently opened up about how Bollywood industry has evolved in terms of the depiction of sexuality in films. Speaking at an event in context with his much-awaited upcoming film, Dostana 2, the filmmaker said that it will treat the topic of sexuality with utmost sensitivity. Dostana 2 is a sequel of the 2008 film Dostana, and features Kartik Aaryan, Janhvi Kapoor and debutant Lakshya among others in significant roles. The 47-year-old filmmaker was speaking at 'We The Women' curated by Barkha Dutt and he said, “Dostana was caricaturish, even in a cinema that I had produced but today I wouldn't do that. The evolution is from one Dostana to the other. Dostana one that was released in 2008 and the Dostana 2 that's releasing in 2020, you will see that the representation is accurate, non-caricaturish and on point, talking about sexuality in a way that will not make you cringe while watching it.” He added, “So therein lies the fact that in the last 12 years, there has been a solid change in the way we depict gay characters. Even in Kapoor & Sons and the way it was depicted.” View this post on Instagram For #wethewomen today!! In the oversized silhouette of @Gucci styled by @nikitajaisinghani ð· @rahuljhangiani A post shared by Karan Johar (@karanjohar) on Nov 30, 2019 at 11:53pm PST In addition to that, at the session titled 'Ten things men must change about Bollywood' KJo was was also asked about his opinion on item numbers, including the ones in his films. He said he didn't think there were going to be repercussions. “I didn't think that there were going to be repercussions. Cinema is such an impressionable medium. It was just things that you didn't think of and then when you're told, you realise that they are true. You've to apologise to the society that you possibly scarred as a result of what you put out there,” he said. “I can't take back those songs that I put out there in cinema that have objectified women but I can say for a fact that I will not do it again,” he added. Dostana 2 is helmed by Collin D'Cunha and is written by Navjot Gulati, Sumit Aroraa, and Rishabh Sharma. View the full article
  22. Apple's current-generation iPhones, as we already know, are extremely powerful. When it comes to the performance, there's hardly anything out there that's as powerful as the new iPhones. There are a ton of benchmarks out there to prove the same. And if the new report is something to go by, then it looks like, the next set of iPhones will be more powerful. The report by MacRumors suggests that the iPhone 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max will offer up to 6GB RAM. That's right, the iPhone 12 Pro and the iPhone 12 Pro Max both are likely to have 6GB RAM, up from 4GB in the iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max. © Apple Apple is one of the very few companies that has managed to nail OS optimisation. The iPhones work so well with iOS that RAM has never really been an issue. While Android phones have been carrying 6GB and 8GB RAM for a long time now, the 3GB RAM on the iPhone X has been a bottleneck. iPhones have great memory management and we expect them to remain the same, if not get better over time. Now that we're hearing rumours about the next iPhones having up to 6GB of RAM, we think it'll only make them more powerful. Although we don't have an official confirmation yet, we're expecting the RAM to be faster too. That way, the phones won't slow down over an extended period of time since it won't be a bottleneck, to begin with. In addition to that, the new iPhones are also expected to feature rear-facing 3D sensing and mmWave support for higher-performance 5G. And as far as the base model iPhone 12 is concerned, it's said to have 4GB of RAM. © YouTube/ Marques Brownlee Lastly, the report also says that the iPhone SE2 is still in the pipeline and its production is set to begin in February, 2020. All these information come from a reliable source, but we won't know anything for sure until we get any sort of confirmation directly from Apple. View the full article
  23. BRISBANE: Teenage bowling sensation Naseem Shah will become one of the youngest cricketers to play a Test after Pakistan captain Azhar Ali confirmed Wednesday the 16-year-old will make his debut at the Gabba.Shah, who opted to remain on tour after...
  24. If you grew up in a small town during the '90s, chances are you will be familiar with the good old 'fitkari'. Most people raise an eyebrow and ask 'the what?' as soon as fitkari is mentioned around them, for no fault of their own, as it has pretty much been ignored and forgotten, thanks to new age grooming products. Fitkari or Alum (also called potassium alum, potash alum, or potassium aluminium sulfate) is a colourless compound which is a hydrated double sulphate of aluminium and potassium. Though it almost has become obsolete when it comes to our modern grooming arsenals, having some handy in your bathroom cabinet can prove to be extremely beneficial for your morning grooming routine. In fact, it can cut down your grooming products by half, because of its multifaceted uses. Here are 7 ways in which fitkari can simplify your daily grooming routine: 1. As an aftershave © iStock Rub a piece of alum all over your face and neck post shave. It is one of the best natural aftershaves out there. 2. As an anti-spot and anti-wrinkle solution © iStock Rubbing alum on your face gently for a while, and then washing it off with normal water will help decrease wrinkles and spots from pimples etc. 3. As a mouthwash Using a solution of alum powder and warm water makes for a great mouthwash, that will keep bad breath away for a long time. It also helps in case of bleeding gums. 4. To keep body odour away © Instagram/tigerjackieshroff Using some fitkari powder in your bathwater will get rid of body odour effortlessly. It can be an effective measure for people who don't want to use/are allergic to deodorants. 5. For relief from mouth ulcers and canker sores Put some fitkari powder on top of the sore/ulcer, and wash off after about 40 seconds. You will see a difference soon. 6. As a hair cleanser and anti-lice treatment © iStock Soak alum in a bucket of water overnight, and use it to wash your head. It's great as a hair/scalp cleanser, and will also get rid of lice if you're suffering from that. 7. As an effective astringent Using fitkari along with rose water on your face will help in skin tightening, thereby making it as amazing natural astringent. Start using fitkari/alum, and watch your grooming routine go through an amazing transformation. View the full article
  25. A man from Delhi found an ingenious idea to get inside the airport by cutting the chase of long queues. He impersonated a Lufthansa airline pilot and was arrested by the CISF personnel at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Tuesday. According to Deccan Chronicle, Rajan Mahbubani was dressed up as a pilot and was arrested at the departure gate of the airport. He was about to board the AirAsia flight to Kolkata. A senior CISF official said, "The man who lives in the Vasant Kunj area of the national capital, owned a fake ID card of Lufthansa Airlines captain, and he used it to get privilege at airports.” © BCCL "The passenger disclosed that he used to shoot YouTube videos on aviation and had obtained the Lufthansa fake ID card in Bangkok," the officer added. While talking to him, police found out that Rajan used to make TikTok videos and he also had videos wearing different uniforms in his phone which included him dressing up as an Army Colonel. © BCCL Also, this is not the first time someone has tried to enter the airport by dressing up as someone else, a few months ago 32-year-old Jayesh Patel was also caught by the CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for disguising himself as an 81-year-old man. He arrived in a wheelchair to board the flight from Delhi to New York. View the full article
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