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  1. It's Father's Day tomorrow and while a social media post doesn't quite suffice for thanking the most important man in our life, it won't hurt to let him know that you love him. Since fathers are the source of our inspiration and the light of guidance for all of us, here are 5 TV characters who played the role of absolute badass fathers and nailed it: 1. Walter White in 'Breaking Bad' A chemistry teacher going through a mid-life crisis and fighting deadly cancer turns into a complete badass when he realises that selling drugs is his only escape to make ends meet for his family to survive. 2. Brad Wolgast in 'The Passage' Brad Wolgast is a federal agent who, even though is not the biological father of Amy, loves and protects her like his own. He saves her from being a pawn in a medical experiment, which is being conducted in a medical facility aided by the government. 3. Logan Roy in 'Succession' He gives his kids a hard time but that is because he believes they need to go through it, as the world is unfair and you have to be strong. Logan makes sure his kids know the value of what they inherit. 4.David Budd in 'Bodyguard' A war veteran suffering from PTSD works in the police protection force as a bodyguard, and he knows how to protect his kin, fiercely. His kind yet strong personality makes him a great onscreen dad. 5.John Winchester in 'Supernatural' John was blinded by revenge and spent most of his time hunting and drinking. He sometimes looks like he's a callous dad but he is very protective of Sam and Dean and even gives up his life for his sons. It's that very tough upbringing that made Sam and Dean one of the finest hunters in the world.
  2. Arguably one of the most intense and pulsating fixture in international cricket, India and Pakistan share a rivalry like no other. Owing to political differences and cross-border tensions, the neighbouring countries have struggled to see eye-to-eye over the years. That's probably why their duels on the cricket field tends to garner such massive viewership and immense public interest. While the Indo-Pak clash doesn't really need any hype or build-up, the broadcasters have often used the rivalry between the two nations to fire things up in a bid to garner public attention ahead of the match. Over the years, we've seen the iconic 'mauka mauka' that tends to mock Pakistan for their poor record against India. Though the broadcaster advertisements for matches between India and Pakistan have always bordered on the xenophobic, but the so-called 'ad war' reached an all-time low after a Pakistani channel - Jazz TV - took it too far by mocking the video released of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman by Pakistani military after he was captured a day after the Balakot airstrike. Jazz TV advt on #CWC19 takes the Indo-Pak air duel to new level. It uses the air duel over Nowshera and Wing Co Abhinandan Varthaman's issue as a prop. @IAF_MCC @thetribunechd @SpokespersonMoD @DefenceMinIndia pic.twitter.com/30v4H6MOpU — Ajay Banerjee (@ajaynewsman) June 11, 2019 Apart from bring in bad taste and mocking the sensitive issue of diplomatic tensions that had arose between the countries over the capture, the ad also has racist overtones as it shows Abhinandan's face blackened to show his dark complexion. Needless to say, that it drew a lot of flak on social media. As the 16th June, the date of much-anticipated clash between India and Pakistan at the ICC World Cup, comes closer, the Indian YouTubers seems to have come up with a befitting reply for Jazz TV's jibe at the Indian Wing Commander. An Indian YouTube channel going by the name of 'V Seven Pictures' released a brutal takedown of the Pakistani video. Awesome reply by India......#INDvsPAK pic.twitter.com/TybSKAVJg9 — Harsh Goenka (@hvgoenka) June 14, 2019 In the counter-response video, an Indian fan sitting in a salon can be seen watching Yuvraj Singh's iconic knock when he smashed record six sixes in a T20 international against England. In the middle of the match, a Pakistani fan enters the salon and offers a gift to the Indian fan which actually is a handkerchief. The Pakistani man tells the Indian fan that it will help him to hide his face after India loses against Pakistan in the World Cup match. In the remaining portion of the ad the Indian man and the barber target the Pakistani fan with a twist in Abhinandan's trademark style. India's delightful response struck a chord with the netizens and had the social media buzzing with its creativity. India's delightful response to Moronistan's distasteful ad on Abhinandan.https://t.co/9fZN4phrX7 — Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) June 14, 2019 This one is too good ðð — Ram Sharma (@replysharma) June 14, 2019 There are very few times in life when you feel like whistling loudly at an at an ad...this was one of 'em — Yash Haresh Ratanpal (@YashHRatanpal) June 14, 2019 Epic like.. World Cup to bhul ja... Jhootha cup hi naseeb me hai ð¤£ð¤£ — Manisha ð®ð³ (@nameisMANISHA) June 14, 2019 Fantastic video.. India will beat Pakistan on 16th in Manchester.. — samking (@samking13476751) June 14, 2019 Unki aukat sirf tea cup ki hi hai. Pakistan walon.. "INDIA" naam yaad rakhna. — Manas Kumar (@Manas_tinnu) June 14, 2019 Very creative mind of the person who had made this ad ð — arorað (@arorafbd) June 14, 2019 Moral of the story - Baap Baap hi rehataa hai. Par Cup badal jaata hai. The Abhinandan Cup... — Santosh Kumar Sharma (@myangkorwat) June 14, 2019
  3. A little over two weeks into the tournament, the ongoing ICC World Cup is quickly turning into one of the most annoying editions in its rich history. Not that the quality of competition in the tournament has been bad, we've already seen some exciting encounters. The ICC mega event is currently bearing the brunt of unseasonal rainfall in England which has kept cricketing action at bay and fans frustrated. In the nineteen matches so far at the event, as many as five games have been affected by incessant rain. Three matches were abandoned without a single delivery being bowled, while one resulted in no result and another was decided through Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method. To sum it up, in the last five matches, three were affected by rain which is rapidly growing its reputation as a spoilsport in the ongoing edition. Keeping the rain factor in mind, cricket fans across the globe are keeping their fingers crossed for arguably the biggest clash of the tournament - India vs Pakistan at Old Trafford on 16th June. The contest between the two sides has a tendency of garnering public interest like no other and the rivalry these two cricketing giants share further makes theirs the mother of all battles. Reuters While the fans remain optimistic, the weather forecast for 16th June in Manchester doesn't paint an ideal picture. There are chances of clouds with spot showers during the much-anticipated match and it seems that wet conditions would persist for most period of the game. But, cricket fans aren't the only ones who're keeping close tabs on the weather, a lot is also riding on Sunday's clash for the broadcasters and insurance companies. The three washed-out games till date have dealt a severe blow of Rs 180 crore, which the insurance companies had to pay to various stakeholders in terms of compensation. Reports also suggest that broadcaster Star Sports reportedly had to incur the maximum amount of losses. According to Insidesport, Star Sports' claims for advertisement revenues and allied opportunities loss would amount to Rs 140 crore. The insurance premium has shot up to 300 per cent and the companies are reluctant to take the risk. But, that's just the tip of the iceberg. When it comes to the mega battle between India and Pakistan whose tickets were sold out within minutes, the stakes are much higher, not just for the two teams, but also for the broadcaster and insurance firms. Reuters Believe it or not, insurance companies are following the weather updates for Sunday's clash with bated breath as the cancellation of the Indo-Pak World Cup fixture can result in a blow of a staggering Rs 137.5 crore that will have staggering impact on Star Sports and big advertisers such as Coca-Cola, Uber, OnePlus and MRF Tyres. For a fixture that is known to rake in massive viewership, the Ind-Pak tie is reportedly expected to help Star Sports earn a whopping Rs 137.5 crore through advertisements. The advertisement slots for the Sunday's match are being sold at a 50 per cent premium - a lot more than the other World Cup ties. The channel has about 5,500 seconds of total inventory, which is the time slot they can sell to the advertisers. Now, the rates for these slots are usually in the range of Rs 1.6-1.8 lakh per second. However, for India vs Pakistan match, the cost has shot up to Rs 2.5 lakh per second and there's actually a rush among the advertisers for the slots. Reuters Star Sports had sold off most of the inventory much in advance, which meant that last-minute booking had to be done with even higher prices. So, if Sunday's tie gets cancelled due to rain, depending upon the package the advertisers have purchased, companies will bear the losses. The advertisers who are supposed to play their ads on the live programme and not the analysis and highlights suffer the most. Though the number of washouts this World Cup have been far more than the previous washouts of two matches each in 1992 and 2003 editions, let's just hope that rain gods, after having their fun, will allow us to witness scintillating cricketing between India and Pakistan on Sunday.
  4. If you're a pet parent, then this piece of information will warm your heart and excite you in a wonderful way. Netflix's absolutely beautifully show 'Dogs' is up for a second season. Firstly, a big 'yay' for it, and secondly, the producers of the show are on the lookout for some beautiful tales to tell and are scouting for stories. For the uninitiated, 'Dogs' told the tale of pet parents and their dogs and the role of a dog in a human's life. The episodes made us cry and smile in equal measures because, duh, what else could a story about a BFF with a tail do to you? If you have a beautiful story of your own with your dog or you know someone who does and deserves to be on the show, then one just simply has to go on their social media, narrate their story using the tag @netflixdogs and the hashtag #netflixdogstory. Yes, that is all my dear friends. © Netflix Even if our story doesn't make it to one of the episodes of the docu-series, this is one game we all win because no doggo story is a bad story after all, am I right? The second season doesn't have a set date but will reportedly premiere in December.
  5. Netflix India's latest offering 'Leila' starring Huma Qureshi hit our screens yesterday, and since the show was already pretty hyped-up with the trailer and plot looking very interesting, it was only natural that in less than 24 hours, a myriad of opinions would pop up once the show hit the air. The show is set up in a dystopian future, where a helpless mother is desperately looking for her lost daughter. The show has opened to rave reviews from a lot of peoplem, who are calling it a spine-chilling reality check. #Leila is a scary reality which might knock our doors in the near future. The need to create a better world for our future generations is more than ever. We shouldn't take clean water and air for granted anymore or else we won't have any left. @humasqureshi you were incredible. — Abheshek Garg (@LovelybonE_04) June 15, 2019 The freakiest part of #Leila for me is that the horrors shown are all happening already somewhere in the world...The policing of women's bodies, scarcity of water (those scenes ð±), food rations, fall of law and order, violence in the name of hyper-nationalism.. https://t.co/YGHHEk6WZL — Aliya Curmally (@filminista) June 15, 2019 The Dystopia depicted in the latest @NetflixIndia series #Leila is very Disturbing, Depressing & Disgusting. And in that disgust lies its strength. It is a warning sign for present generations to be careful with natural & ideological 'resources' or else witness mayhem in future. — Abhinav Saxena (@abhinavsaxena25) June 14, 2019 People are in awe of Huma Qureshi and everyone who put their hard work into making this show a success. Leila is the best work of Huma Qureshi.. I am spellbound with her impeccable performance.. Loved the series and hope the period shown in the series never comes.. @humasqureshi @NetflixIndia #leila netflix — Sneha (@beingsnehaa) June 14, 2019 One episode. ONE EPISODE is enough to shake you. Totally. I just hope it goes well ahead too. Wow @humasqureshi #Leila — υ∂αÒ¯ (@imuday02) June 14, 2019 However, there are many viewers who felt that the show was a little weak, in terms of depicting what it wanted to convey and also many felt the borrowed emotion from 'The Handmaid's Tale' to be quite evident . Just because something is controversial and bold, doesn't mean it's actually good#Leila is a copy of the show @HandmaidsOnHulu I have seen them both and I'd recommend skipping #Leila I also didn't like how political and communal they made it when they could've avoided it — ðððð ÙÙØ­ÙÙد ‎ ð­ððððð (@tysaa13) June 14, 2019 Watched ep 1 of #Leila on Netflix. It was quite pedestrian. Very thin direction and substance, poor special effects. All it seemed good for was to massage many people's sense of outrage against the hierarchical & purity-obsessed Indian/Hindu society. — Dhara (@dhar_aa) June 14, 2019 Waste of time..!!! So much hype they created. Seriously all she has is only one emotion throughout the series and nothing else. Or maybe her face is only capable of producing that one and only emotion. #Leila — à²à²¿à²°à²à²à³à²µà²¿ à²à³à²¡ (@Ljs6JuKBeB4wgTI) June 14, 2019 Also, some people feel that the show comes across a politically charged propaganda and is defaming certain religions and strata of the society. I have one question for @netflix When you create a dystopian world for the west, you show all kind of tech and cool guys shitting science and girls riding ð¦ But while creating a dystopian India, you show an entire community in bad light. WTF is #Leila No ð PATHETIC — BRAHMA (@BrahmaUbaach) June 14, 2019 Sheer propaganda nthng else, frm costumes to stereotypes #leila is just another way to show their bigotry. @NetflixIndia hv grt content but y they r stooping to this propaganda, can't undrstnd. If u wnt to see totalitarian nation see documentries on NKorea n saudi on netflix only — Mayank Dua (@MayankDua88) June 14, 2019 Just watched #Leila how disgusting u Morron guys see only one religion bed shame on u @humasqureshi @NetflixIndia — chowkidar sachin soni (@beingsachin_) June 14, 2019 It looks like 'Leila' is one of those shows which cannot be ignored and we feel that we should actually watch it to form an opinion about it. Sounds like an interesting weekend plan, what say?
  6. If you would ask me what I would like to do for the rest of my life, I would always answer with one word: Eat! via GIPHY If there is anything in the world that I love unconditionally, it is food. Is there anything better than eating your favourite food? Digging into that freshly prepared chicken curry, finished with some chopped coriander, or having your fingers turn yellow after eating that delightful fish curry? via GIPHY Or having a heavenly helping of dal with steamed rice? Or biting into the piece of that decadently gorgeous chocolate cake? via GIPHY Or a spoonful of that Biryani? via GIPHY Who can resist the smell of freshly fried garlic or not get enchanted by the sound of sizzling onions? (The answer is always a resounding “NO”) I mean, can there be any love more sincere than the love for food? If there has to be a unanimous entity for bringing people together, I don't think that can be accomplished by anything other than food. Food has an intrinsic quality, an all-pervasive nature: it serves as a mirror to culture, a part of the tradition, a bond for communities, an allegory for desires, an expression of love. I have hardly come across another entity as ubiquitous as food, its inherent diversity; how its excess can cause you discomfort and so can its dearth. How it trickles down to the most downtrodden parts of society but is also adulated in haute living. How it can be sensual, ignite passions, add spice to your life, and in turn, can also be a proponent of disgust or the start of a grotesque fiasco. Another facet which accompanies food and is crucial is its presentation, its ocular appeal. And as humans, who are visual by nature, our gastronomical desires are magnified tenfold when we see food on the big screen. via GIPHY Remember that Chocolate Cake from the movie “Matilda”? via GIPHY Film and food share a relationship of yore; movies celebrating food are shot gorgeously, are aesthetically pleasing while they tell stories of people like us, and how food influences us all. In these films, food drives the story forward, changes the protagonist's life. Movies also incorporate sound, which is an important aspect of food: be it cutting into it or its preparation, the clanging of utensils, the sizzle of a pan. Essentially, these movies provide the union of two of the senses: visual and aural, which is always an amazing combination. So, here are 16 delectably scrumptious movies that quite literally serve a piece of life (and make you raid your fridge in the middle of the night): 1. Julie and Julia (2009): Stuck in the rut of her bureaucratic dead-end job (Hello there!), Julie Powell decides (Amy Adams) to take on a project to relieve herself from the boredom of her uneventful life. The project: Cooking her way through Julia Child's enormous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, in 365 days and blogging about it. Little does she know that this little venture of hers will change her life forever. Two stories, two women, bound by their mutual love for food. © Columbia Pictures Starring Amy Adams as Julie Powell and Meryl Streep as the famous, celebrated cook, Julia Child, the movie explores the lives of the two women parallelly in two different eras: Julie, in 2002, as she starts her blog and cooks up all the 524 recipes, and Julia, in 1949, as she moves to Paris and finds her calling as a chef and collaborates on the now-famous cookbook which made her into a culinary icon. © Columbia Pictures Julie and Julia, directed by Nora Ephron, is one of the most heartwarming movies which celebrate food and its importance in life. It drives home the fact that inspiration can come in any form, you just need to believe in yourself. (If you wish, you can read my review on the movie here: USP: The food! The gorgeous, divine, decadent food! Especially the “Butter Monologue” and the “Boeuf Bourguignon”. via GIPHY via GIPHY Meryl Streep as Julia Child is a phenomenon; not only is the resemblance uncanny, she impersonates Julia Child's idiosyncrasies to the T, be it the trademark, out-of-breath, slightly tipsy voice or the quirky mannerisms. via GIPHY via GIPHY “Bon Appetit!” via GIPHY 2. Chef (2014): When Carl (Jon Favreau), a renowned chef of a famous restaurant in California decides to be more creative with his recipes, he is met with resistance from the restaurant owner, Riva (Dustin Hoffman). To make matters worse, he gets into a public altercation with a prestigious food critic, Ramsey Michel, after the latter writes a distasteful review of his food. © Aldamisa Entertainment Heartbroken, he quits the job and embarks on a journey of self-discovery through food; food that he actually loves and that fulfils his creative aspirations. Eventually, he opens a food truck while trying to mend his frail relationship with his estranged son, Percy (Emjay Anthony). Will he be successful? USP: The food scenes are aesthetically attractive, kudos to cinematographer Kramer Morgenthau. via GIPHY Jon Favreau's directorial prowess and love for food is apparent in the movie. via GIPHY 3. The Lunchbox (2012): In an attempt to add some zing into her unromantic marriage, Ila (Nimrit Kaur) turns to the most trusted entity of all: food. And in her quest to quite literally spice up her love life, she decides to send her inattentive husband, Rajiv, a lunch every day with the help of ever-dependable dabbawallas in Mumbai. But by a curious twist of fate, the dabba prepared for her husband lands on the table of Saajan Fernandes (Irfan Khan), an aged, lonely widower who works as an accountant. © UTV Motion Pictures Upon realizing her mistake, she sends in a letter with her next lunchbox elaborating on the predicament, which starts a correspondence that soon turns into a beautiful friendship, guided by letters and an erroneously delivered lunchbox containing delicious food. © UTV Motion Pictures USP: The movie encapsulates the beauty of human relations: how we can forge connections with people we have never met yet can completely relate to and understand. And it helps even more when food is involved in the equation! via GIPHY Again, the food! Especially, the Paneer Kofta which Ila makes as a thank you gesture. :D via GIPHY The superb performances by Irfan and Nimrit tug at your heart. And not to forget, Deshpande Auntie (who is not seen but only heard)! 4. Chocolat (2000): When free-spirited, single mother Vianne Rocher (Juliette Binoche) arrives in a quaint, quiet village in France with her daughter Anouk, her unconventional ways earn her the ire of the village folk, especially the staunchly conservative mayor, Comte de Reynaud. © Miramax Films Vianne, an expert chocolatier, opens up a small chocolate shop in the village, much to the displeasure of Reynaud who vehemently opposes her, publicly accusing her of bringing temptation into the lives of the people, especially during Lent. via GIPHY As the story progresses, Vianne's eponymous temptation, the aforementioned chocolate, brings about a change in the village and its inhabitants in varied ways. The plot thickens when Vianne's own desire comes in the form of Roux, a gypsy who wants more than her chocolate. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate! Duh! :P via GIPHY 5. Like Water for Chocolate (1992): A passionate Mexican movie, directed by Alfonso Arau and based on Laura Esquivel's novel, showcasing how food affects life, and how our emotions influence not only the food we cook but also the people we serve it to. With themes of magic realism, the movie focuses on the illicit relationship between Tita (Lumi Cavazos) and Pedro (Marco Leonardi). © Miramax Why illicit? Because as per family tradition, Tita, being the youngest of three daughters cannot marry and needs to live her life as a help to the other members, especially her mother, Mama Elena (Regina Torné). Resigned to her fate, Tita learns cooking under the tutelage of the chef, Nacha (Ada Carrasco), who teaches her the relationship between food and life. © Miramax Heartbreakingly, when Pedro comes to express his love for Tita, he is betrothed to her sister, Rosaura (Yareli Arizmendi), in exchange as the tradition still stands. As her affair with Pedro intensifies, her feelings start to seep into the food she cooks, eventually becoming an outlet for her emotions, but also inadvertently manifesting itself the behaviour of the people around her. via GIPHY USP: There are two scenes: As she prepares the cake for Pedro's wedding, Tita weeps, and her tears fall into the batter which leads to an eventful dinner reception. When she uses roses gifted by Pedro to make a quail dinner with rose petal sauce, it leads to her family feeling inexorable carnal desire. via GIPHY 6. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989): Michael Gambon (Yes, Dumbledore!) stars in this vogueish black comedy/ crime drama as Alberta Spica (The Thief), an uncouth and repulsive gangster who, along with his band of thugs, has taken over the French restaurant “Le Hollandais” but calls himself an urbane gourmet. © Palace Pictures He terrorizes everyone in the restaurant, but the brunt of the terror is unleashed most on his sophisticated wife, Georgina (Helen Mirren/The Wife) and the head chef, Richard Borst (Richard Bohringer/The Cook) who despises Alberta but is unable to do anything about it. Drama ensues when Georgina finds herself lusting for a regular customer, Michael (The Lover/Alan Howard), who is a bookshop owner and reads while he eats. As her affair progresses, Alberta finds out and then makes life hell for the staff which helps Georgina with her lover. USP: The performances by the lead cast. The film uses food as an allegory for the voyeuristic attitude of Alberta and his pretentiousness. His supposed gourmet personality is a far cry from his real one, which he tries to hide like spices are used to mask uncooked food. Warning: You need a strong stomach for this! :P 7. I Am Love (2009): In this Italian film, Tilda Swinton stars as Emma, the Russian-born daughter-in-law of a wealthy, Milanese family, the Recchi's, who is trying to find herself, away from the glittery, Haute living her family expects her to lead. © Mikado Film As she ruminates over her predicament during a lavish family dinner, help comes in the form of young Antonio Bisceglia (Edoardo Gabbriellini), a celebrated chef who incites her dormant passion with the aid of food. Matters worsen when her son Edoardo Jr. clashes with the family regarding the set path for him as Emma finds herself drawn to Antonio. © Mikado Film USP: Tilda Swinton and the prawns. via GIPHY 8. Ratatouille (2007): What can I say about this delightful movie? Not only is it one of the best animated movies to have ever been made, but it also features delicious food! The wonderful comedy revolves around a rat, with a highly developed sense of smell and taste named Remy (Patton Oswalt) who aspires to become a chef. As luck would have it, he ends up in the kitchen of the restaurant of his recently deceased idol, chef Auguste Gusteau's (Brad Garett). © Walt Disney Pictures Once there, he manages to strike up a friendship with the garbage boy, Alfredo Linguini (Lou Romano), helping him and guiding him in creating dishes and earn the appreciation of the new owner, Chef Skinner (Ian Holm). via GIPHY But soon, a secret is revealed that changes the course of the movie. Friendship, love, and food in one neat package! USP: The entire Anton Ego (the irascible food critic portrayed by Brad Bird) sequence and the ratatouille dish, confit byaldi! via GIPHY Never have I seen such a beautiful rendition of food in mainstream animated movies! (Not counting the stunning food shown in Anime :P) via GIPHY 9. Burnt (2015): Starring Bradley Cooper as a drug-addled former executive chef Adam Jones, the story revolves around his quest to put his life back on track and earn a third Michelin Star. © Shiny Penny Productions Adam is a brilliant but mercurial chef whose creativity is marred by his drug habit and unstable temper, which destroys his mentor's restaurant in Paris along with Adam's credibility. Adam realizes his self-destructive streak and goes on a self-imposed exile to New Orleans to gain perspective. He travels to London to pursue his dream of the Michelin Star, under the banner of his restaurateur friend, who grudgingly allows him to become a chef in his hotel. © Shiny Penny Productions His luck seemingly changes until ghosts from his past and his own mental stability conspire to take him down. USP: The food porn! via GIPHY 10. Big Night (1996): In this dramedy, two Italian brothers, Primo and Secondo, put out all strings for the 'Big Night' that will catapult their sinking authentic Italian restaurant, Paradise, to dizzying heights. © Timpano Production Primo, the perfectionist of the two, is annoyed and frustrated by the Americanized version of authentic Italian dishes, which he refuses to serve to customers, insisting on cooking only the true version, leading to him losing customers by the score. Secondo, the businessman of the duo, is more concerned with the running of the place and keeping it afloat than to retain cultural heritage. © Timpano Production With nowhere else to go, they try to strike out a deal with their nemesis, Pascal who owns a successful restaurant, who refuses to give them a loan. But, in an unlikely liberal gesture offers them to treat Louis Prima, a renowned American-Italian singer, to a meal at their restaurant who can change their fortune. Will they be successful? USP: The crowning glory has to be the timpano! via GIPHY Tony Shalhoub as Primo and Stanley Tucci as Secondo are delightful in their roles; the best part of the movie is any scene they are together! 11. 'The Trip' Trilogy (2010/2014/2017-): This BBC series which was made into a feature film stars Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as themselves on a gastronomical journey through Northern England (in the first movie/series) commissioned by the Observer; their job is to visit different restaurants, try their food and review it. © BBC Worldwide When Steve's girlfriend refuses to go with him on the trip, he invites his frenemy, fellow actor/comedian Rob Brydon to accompany him on the journey. As they travel through England, locking horns with each other on everything. Guided by their egos, trying to outwit each other, while being clueless about fine dining, their animosity dissolves into a camaraderie which is fun to watch. © BBC Worldwide Be it their fight over who can do a better Michael Caine impression or which syllable should be pronounced first in kumquat, Rob and Steve meander across beautiful locales, eating decadent, delicious food. via GIPHY And it isn't over in England! They return to wander across Italy in the sequel with renewed vows to upstage each other. And if that wasn't enough, they are back to eat more and traipse around in broken Spanish in the next sequel, The Trip to Spain! © BBC Worldwide One of the best road trip movies ever! via GIPHY USP: The nearly pornographic shots of the food: The buttery scallops frying in the pan! Absolute bliss! The cheesy pasta in “The Trip to Italy”; divine! Not to forget, the Michael Caine impersonation by Rob Brydon is spot on! Rob and Steve' bromance, their will-they won't-they chemistry, their asinine fights, has to be one of the most hilarious parts of the movie, cementing them into iconic duo status. 12. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971): One of the most adored children's books of all time, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', was adapted to screen in 1973 in a movie written by Roald Dahl (who later disowned it), with Gene Wilder playing Willy Wonka in a now-iconic role. © Paramount Pictures © Paramount Pictures And who can forget the Oompa Loompas? via GIPHY The story focuses on Charlie Bucket, a poor boy who finds himself the winner of a Golden Ticket giving him access to Willy Wonka's bizarre and unconventional Chocolate Factory along with four other children (and his whiner of a grandfather). via GIPHY The children, each with their unique personalities, are promised a lifetime supply of chocolate at the end of the trip. via GIPHY But will it be as easy as it looks? via GIPHY USP: Willy Wonka's legendary forward roll! via GIPHY The Chocolate Room: All you can eat candy! :D via GIPHY via GIPHY Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka is perfect, and no one has come close to his sweetly comical yet maniacal (and terrifying) portrayal of one of Roald Dahl's most notorious characters. © Paramount Pictures 13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005): While both iterations of this children's book capture the quirky Willy Wonka and Charlie's adventures inside the Chocolate factory superbly, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is truer to the novel than its predecessor. © Warner Bros. Pictures Starring Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka, this movie has superior special/visual effects and a more whimsical setting, typical of Tim Burton's movies. © Warner Bros. Pictures The movie stands out in terms of character development, giving a backstory to Willy Wonka which serves a reason for his eccentric personality, something which wasn't quite clear in the 1971 movie. via GIPHY USP: The chocolate river! It truly looks edible (also because it is faux melted chocolate) and is much better than the 1971's dull version. It is visually more appealing. via GIPHY The squirrels breaking the nuts always cracks me up! Johnny Depp's portrayal of Willy Wonka is superb; wacky and quirky (but still not close to Gene Wilder), with just a touch of authenticity. via GIPHY 14. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009): Eccentric wannabe scientist Flint Lockwood (Bill Hader) is always working on a new project: spray-on shoes, hair un-balding serum, a monkey thought translator. But unfortunately for him, all his endeavours result in failure. via GIPHY When his new project, a machine that converts water into food, the FLDSMDFR, fails and inadvertently gets launched into space while wreaking havoc on the town, Flint decides to hang up his shoes. © Sony Pictures Animation As he miserably walks around as the social pariah, his machine makes a comeback in style: it starts raining cheeseburgers all over town. via GIPHY Flint then uses a communicator to let the machine cater to the epicurean needs of the residents of Chewandswallow. Overjoyed, the town people keep making requests until their greed and gluttony sets in. via GIPHY As a catastrophe seems to be imminent, Clint sets off with his new friends, Sam Sparks (Anna Farris), Officer Devereaux (Mr. T), Brent (Andy Samberg), Manny (Benjamin Bratt), and his BFF Steve the Monkey (Neil Patrick Harris), to end it. USP: The food storm! All the spaghetti and the meatballs, and the ICECREAM! Flint's father, Tim (James Caan), is the absolute best! via GIPHY 15. Eat Drink Man Woman (1994): In this Taiwanese comedy-drama, Mr Chu (Sihung Lung) is a widowed Chinese master chef with three unmarried daughters, who cooks up a dinner feast every Sunday for his daughters as a tradition. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company His independent daughters, with their ideas of the modern world and diverse dispositions, clash with their traditionalist father over the dinner table. © The Samuel Goldwyn Company As the struggle over the superiority of values continues, with generation gap running rampant, the daughters and Mr Chu realize that perhaps traditions and new ideas can mix well, just like food with unconventional ingredients. via GIPHY Directed by Ang Lee, the movie has a quiet grace about itself, its wisdom percolating in the viewer's mind through the brilliant story. USP: The food throughout the movie, especially the opening sequence. Mr Chu's passion for food and his dexterity in his craft is apparent in the scenes. via GIPHY The beautiful, intricate dumplings! via GIPHY 16. Waitress (2007): Keri Russell stars as Jenna, a down-on-her-luck waitress who creates ingenious pies with uncommon names. Stuck in an unhappy marriage, Jenna's world is further complicated when she finds out that she is pregnant with her abusive husband's child. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As Jenna struggles with the new revelation, her only comfort being the therapeutic pie making she indulges in, respite comes in the form of a pie baking contest with a $25,000 prize which can be the key to her happiness and freedom. © Fox Searchlight Pictures As she gears up for the competition, luck seems to have a different plan for her. via GIPHY USP: The pies and their creative names: The Strawberry Chocolate Oasis Pie, Baby Screaming Its Head Off In The Middle Of The Night And Ruining My Life Pie, Kick In The Pants Pie. via GIPHY As decadent as they sound! :P via GIPHY So, what are you waiting for? Watch these now! Let the foodie in you reign supreme! via GIPHY P.S.: Don't watch these on an empty stomach. :P
  7. Think 'Sacred Games', 'Ghoul', 'Lust Stories' or 'Mirzapur', 'The Test Case' and 'Breathe', the one common thread they share amongst themselves is their screening platform and the popularity they have come to enjoy despite it. © Netflix With tremendous boom in the digital space, more and more prominent faces from the Hindi film industry are making their way to the smaller and glass-covered screens (as opposed to the silver screen(s) they are more used to gracing). © Amazon Prime While actors like Saif Ali Khan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pankaj Tripathi, Nimrat Kaur, Radhika Apte, Kiara Advani, R. Madhavan and the likes, received both critical acclaim and tremendous popularity through their web appearances last year, 2019 also holds a lot of promise for a bunch of Bollywood actors who have or will make their digital debuts this year. © Netflix Check out these 5 notable Bollywood actors who are making their digital debuts in 2019. 1. Akshay Kumar © Twitter Akshay was literally on fire when he announced that he will be venturing into the digital space with Vikram Malhotra's action thriller 'The End'. 2. Emraan Hashmi © Twitter The man knows how to work the camera and work up movie goers *winks*, but his digital debut with Netflix's 'Bard of Blood' is expected to take this up a notch for the actor. An espionage thriller, it's based on a Bilal Siddiqi novel by the same name. 3. Abhishek Bachchan © Twitter R. Madhavan's 'Breathe' is getting an installment with 'Breathe 2' and it will feature Abhishek Bachchan in the lead. His will reportedly essay the role of a psychiatrist on the show. 4. Dia Mirza © Twitter Dia Mirza hasn't been an active part of mainstream Bollywood films of late. The former Miss India is now making her digital debut with Sonam Nair's 'Kaafir', as a Kashmiri woman trapped between the politics of India and Pakistan. 5. Huma Qureshi © Twitter Huma Qureshi's digital debut with Netflix's 'Leila' premiered yesterday amidst a lot of excitement, following the crushing response the show's trailer received online.
  8. Sanjay Gupta is all set to return to what he loves doing the most, making gangster dramas. The popular director, who is completing his 25 years in the industry, announced his upcoming movie, 'Mumbai Saga'. Sanjay has a knack of getting a stellar cast on board for his projects, and his next is no different. For those uninitiated, 'Shootout At Wadala' was the last gangster drama he directed and now, he has donned the director's hat yet again for his upcoming movie. Gupta's 'Mumbai Saga' traces the evolution of Mumbai from Bombay. It will cover the events that led between the 80s and the 90s, as the city underwent a major transformation. 'Mumbai Saga' will feature John Abraham, Emraan Hashmi, Jackie Shroff, Suniel Shetty, Prateik Babbar, Gulshan Grover, Rohit Roy, and Amole Gupte among others in significant roles. MensXP got in touch with director Sanjay Gupta and we asked him how did he manage to pull off such a casting coup. On this, he told us, “To be very honest, it was very easy to get all of them on board. See, this is one of the advantages when you're a part of the industry for long 25 years as you can get your work done on phone. I just spoke with them over a call and everything just happened smoothly. We were not planning to announce it now but then the marketing team decided that it's the best time because I will be completing 25 years in the industry. It was pretty simple and I am very much grateful to all my actor who had the faith in me.” Our first cinematic take on gangster drama #MumbaiSaga is set in 80's & 90's notorious era. Happy to collaborate with @_SanjayGupta backed by power cast @TheJohnAbraham @emraanhashmi @bindasbhidu @SunielVShetty @rohitroy500 @GulshanGroverGG @prateikbabbar #AmolGupte@TSeries pic.twitter.com/KoEus0Q0E8 — Bhushan Kumar (@itsBhushanKumar) June 14, 2019 So, there's this preconceived notion that getting a number of male actors on board for a movie is easier than getting female actors tagging along for a project. We asked him if he believes in this idea. “I don't really think there will be any issues. Fortunately or unfortunately, I never had the challenge to do so. I would be in a better space to speak about it when I will be making a remake of 'Charlie's Angels' (laughs),” said Gupta. Sanjay asserted that 'Mumbai Saga' is one of his most ambitious projects till now. Well, the idea behind the movie is to show how things panned out for the city when the mills were eradicated from the landscape. We asked him how did he zero down to this idea for the movie. Elaborating on this, Sanjay said, “I was working on 'Shootout At Wadala' and I got in touch with Hussain Zaidi to come on board with me as a writer on this project to do some research. He had mentioned about some characters and that intrigued me. When I went deeper into researching about them, I realized that there's this explosive story which hasn't been told, which is how the landscape of the city changed from Bombay to Mumbai over the years and that only happened when the mills were shut down giving space to the malls and high rises. It all happened because of the nexus between mill owners, the underworld, politicians, and the cops and that's why I needed an ensemble of actors in my movie.” Considering the 80s being the backdrop, we somehow thought if Dawood's narrative would be a part of the movie. But, Sanjay clarified that the movie primarily focuses on Hindu gangsters. “The story starts after Dawood left Mumbai in 1984. The movie will focus on the events between the mid-80s to the mid-90s. It's more about the resurgence of the Hindu gangsters, mainly Maharashtrians.” They rose from the streets of Bombay to rule Mumbai. Presenting #MumbaiSaga 1st Look@TheJohnAbraham @emraanhashmi @_SanjayGupta @itsBhushanKumar @SunielVShetty @bindasbhidu @prateikbabbar @rohitroy500 @GulshanGroverGG #AmoleGupte @tseries @Whitefeatherfilms pic.twitter.com/c93bhAYa7v — Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty) June 14, 2019 Further, into the conversation, we took Sanjay a little back to the time of 'Jazbaa'. Despite having Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Irrfan on board, the movie fell flat at the box office. We asked if the failure of 'Jazbaa' affected the director. “It did really upset me and when I look back, I know what went wrong. When the trailer of 'Jazbaa' released, it did find the connect but after that, it all went downhill because of the way the marketing team promoted it as they had no clue. It's not a coincidence that all the marketing team professionals who were working on 'Jazbaa' have been fired today. Aishwarya was playing a mother and before the movie was about to release, they wanted to show her as someone who has just come from the 'Dhoom' sets which sent a wrong message to the people. It was a marketing fiasco but again, I am not saying it was a great movie and I am taking the blame. But, then there are some bad movies with great marketing that work wonders but then you have some movies that fall flat because of the marketing and 'Jazbaa' is a prime example of that,” said Gupta. From his debut as a director with the 1994 film 'Aatish' to his projects in 2019, the industry has been completely revamped and things have changed drastically. We asked him about the changes that the industry should still imbibe. On this, he told us, “I don't know what changes the industry should imbibe, but the biggest change that has come is in these two words, 'likes' and 'dislikes'. Suddenly, the whole industry is perception-driven and everything is about what's the perception of people about you, or how popular you are and what's your brand value. It has taken away the basic tenet of entertaining. There has been a resurgence of UP cinema as I say but those are the stories from the heartland and should be shown. But, having said that, why are we shying from big-budgeted actioner and movies? Even if I make a masterpiece, there will be a few critics or reviewers who wouldn't like it and I have learnt to live with it, but this will not deter me from making the movie I want to.” Now that he is completing 25 years, he summed up his journey for us. “My journey has just started and I have done things in the past that I feel I could have done in a better way but I have no regrets. It has been a wonderful journey and it has made me a better provider to my family,” he said and signed off.
  9. Sudan has seen a lot of turmoil and instability since June 2019, when the military first ousted the long-term ruling president Omar-Al-Bashir. It all started way back in December 2018, when the ruling president's government imposed emergency austerity methods in order to do away with an inevitable economic collapse. © BBC This led to a severe political crisis, which in turn made the security forces open fire on pro-democracy protestors in Khartoum. While the protest was peacefully handled, according to the New York Times, as many as 100 people have been killed and about 326 injured. At least 100 peaceful protesters were killed during a military crackdown in Sudan — now the country is at a standstill pic.twitter.com/AK0mPNkG8U — NowThis (@nowthisnews) 12 June 2019 The protestors are demanding a civilian-led interim government and since then, representatives of the protests have been in talks with the military, determining who takes control of authority. But the situation has bled for way too long now and according to the Central Committee of Sudan Doctors, at least 40 bodies were recovered from the river Nile. But How Did It All Begin? Well, the protests started in December 2018 to overthrow the President. Cuts were made to bread and fuel subsidies which sparked protests in the east over the standard of living and ultimately, they reached to the capital Khartoum. The protestors obviously demanded Bashir's government to be thrown out, who had been in power for 30 years. The protests finally reached a conclusion on April 6, when people occupied the square in front of the military headquarters and demanded that the army fight the president out of his rule. Almost 5 days later, the military announced the president was no longer in power. © BBC Women played a main role in the protests, with 22-year-old Alaa Saleh leading the group. Even though a woman was the face of the protestors, as many as 70 women were raped by the police and the paramilitary forces during an attack at the protest camp, while some protestors were shot at, on June 3rd. #SudanMassacre What is happening in Sudan? This is so bad. pic.twitter.com/fMvdiKlUB3 — jafar badi (@BadiJafar) 13 June 2019 So, Now Who Is In Charge? A council of generals took over on April 11 but there was a lot of struggle for the country to regain normalcy, in every sense of the word. The seven-member Transitional Military Council is led by Lt-Gen Abdel Fattah Abdelrahman Burhan and they insist they need to be in charge to bring everything back to normalcy again. But unfortunately, the army is not a unified force in the country and a lot of paramilitary organisations and Islamic militia have also taken up authority there. For now, the streets of Sudan are deserted with a complete Internet blackout in the country. The United Nations has condemned the attacks and The Human Rights Council has been called about to probe an inquiry into the Human Rights violations committed by the military in Sudan. Schools, hospitals and health centres in #Sudan have been targeted, looted and destroyed. Health workers have been attacked simply for doing their job. To save children's lives, the violence must stop. #ChildrenUnderAttack pic.twitter.com/A6VbGI6aGo — UNICEF (@UNICEF) 13 June 2019 Who Exactly Is The Opposition? Even though the economic collapse brought the Sudanese from all walks of life to the streets, the demonstration organisation was taken over by The Sudanese Professionals Association, a collaboration of doctors, lawyers and health workers. The protestors are local people across all age groups but most of them are young people, fighting for their rights. When the military finally took power in April, the protestors stood outside Military Headquarters demanding the authority to be given to a civilian administration. The civilian group of protestors and the ruling generals, who come under the umbrella group 'Alliance For Freedom and Change', eventually came to an agreement. © Twitter What Did They Agree On? Both the Civilian Administration and the Military decided on a three-year-transition period to civilian rule. An agreement was reached on May 15, 2019. The protestors claim that Bashir's regime is so deeply planted and implemented that a long transition is needed to completely uproot his political network and allow fair democratic elections again. The two sides also agreed on a new government, including a sovereign council, a cabinet and a legislative body. © Twitter But unfortunately, the military leaders didn't stick to their decisions and scrapped the agreements reached to set up a fresh elections mandate within nine months. The TMC head decided to stop negotiating with the Alliance For Freedom and Change and cancel whatever had been agreed on. In the wake of this fresh agreement, the pro-democracy leaders said they were cutting all contacts with the TMC and called for a 'total civil disobedience' and a general strike. While the strikes were called off on June 11, which almost brought Khartoum to a standstill, most African and Western countries have backed the protestors. Saudi Arabia has urged discussion on both sides but not condemned the military. © Twitter After the strikes have been pulled away, protest leaders are willing to resume power-sharing talks with the ruling military council. “The Alliance for Freedom and Change agreed to end the civil disobedience from today. Both sides have also agreed to resume talks soon." Mahmoud Drir, the official mediator made a statement about the situation. We just hope both the parties reach a common consensus and peace is restored in Sudan, especially in Khartoum, really soon.
  10. Rains have been playing spoilsport in a wide majority of matches played in this year's edition of the ICC World Cup 2019. With 4 of the matches to be played in the World Cup already washed out, fans are increasingly concerned about what the rules are regarding rain and washouts. As per ICC guidelines, all matches are expected to wrap up within an 8 hour-long period and match officials are expected to follow due process regarding abandoning of a match. If conditions improve within this 8 hour period, a pitch inspection determines whether a game can start or resume and if so, then within how much time. If conditions do not improve or if the pitch is not worthy of a game of cricket, the match is abandoned. Reserve days for matches in the group stages have not been implemented this year and this resulted in World Cup chief David Richardson to weigh in on the issue. "Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver." Statement from David Richardson â¬ï¸ https://t.co/OEOXAJ4h8h — ICC (@ICC) June 11, 2019 Richardson claimed that the resulting longevity of the tournament and external factors like pitch preparation, venue availability, staffing, etc. make reserve days very difficult to incorporate. There is also no guarantee whether the rain will not interfere with matches in reserve days as well. “Factoring in a reserve day for every match at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup would significantly increase the length of the tournament and practically would be extremely complex to deliver,” he said. © Reuters This year's World Cup is also the first to feature a Super Over in cases of rain delays and match abandonments in the semi-final and final stage. In case of extreme weather conditions, it is once again at the discretion of the match officials whether to hold the Super Over at the official time which is 10 minutes after the game, or at a later time. Also weighing in on the debate of whether this was the wrong time to host a huge international competition in England, Richardson said in his statement, “this is extremely unseasonable weather. In the last couple of days we have experienced more than twice the average monthly rainfall for June which is usually the third driest month in the UK.” Whether or not the rules, scheduling and guidelines are appropriate is up for debate, but no cricket fan wants to see highly anticipated and exciting matches being abandoned due to rain.
  11. Virat Kohli is arguably the best ODI batsman in the world of cricket for the past year or so and has enough silverware to support this argument. 2018 was probably his best year as a professional athlete ever since he was picked as one of the Men in Blue in 2008 and slowly escalated to become the leader of the team late in 2014. Having said that, the Delhi born had made a name for himself as a bit of a hot-head in the early years of his cricketing career and when he was made the captain of such a prestigious and famed team, people began to criticise his overzealous attitude and inability to control his temper. Indian fans of the game thought that Kohli's abusive language on the field brought disgrace to the uniform he wore, the same uniform that all-time great skippers like Sourav Ganguly, Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni had donned so proudly in the past. But according to the skipper, ever since Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma and he tied the knot in December 2017, his methods of both playing the game and leading the team have changed for the better. Today we have promised each other to be bound in love for ever. We are truly blessed to share the news with you.This beautiful day will be made more special with the love and support of our family of fans & well wishers. Thank you for being such an important part of our journey. pic.twitter.com/aobTUwMNAK — Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) December 11, 2017 “You become extremely responsible in your life and you start putting things into perspective a lot more. It has not only made me a better player and a better captain but also a better human being outside the field,” said Virat Kohli about the changes in him after marriage, in an interview with the International Cricket Council (ICC). And surely, the 30-year-old has transformed his etiquette as a cricketer and put a lid on his anger, especially under pressure situations and foreign soil in the presence of a hostile audience. Be it bowing in front of a shrewd Australian crowd or asking the cricketing fans to stop booing Steve Smith (for the sandpaper gate in South Africa) and urging them to cheer for him instead for the brilliant cricketer that he is, Kohli has taken a 180 degree turn. Sure, there are times when Kohli lets one or two 'gaalis' out in excitement or frustration, but that's the competitive nature of an elite sportsman that will not (and should not) ever get away from him.
  12. There's nothing better than finding a sharp comeback or quoting something wise when your back is against the wall. Words can indeed be mightier than a sword. Following are some of the most awesome comebacks from famous movies or TV series which you can use on one occasion or the other: 1. When You Tell A Joke And Your Friend Doesn't Laugh: “I'll explain and I'll use small words so that you'll be sure to understand.” —The Princess Bride 2. When Your Friend Does A Silly Thing: “You are what the French call, les incompetent.” – Home Alone 3. When Someone Goes Below The Belt: “You are a sad, strange little man, and you have my pity.” – Toy Story 4. When Your Crush Asks You If She Should Laugh At Your Silly Joke: “Go ahead, make my day.” – Sudden Impact 5. When Someone Roasts You Badly In A Group: “You talking to me?” – Taxi Driver 6. When Your Girlfriend Complains You Drink Too Much: “Well, nobody's perfect.” – Some Like It Hot 7. When Your Bae Asks Why Are You Visiting The Friends/Relatives You Hate: “Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.” – The Godfather II 8. When A Guy You Hate Tells You He'll Destroy You In Front Of Your Bae: "You come at the king, you best not miss." – The Wire 9. When Someone Is Trying To Roast You: “You're boring me.” – Blackish 10. When Your Drunk A*s Gets Into A Fight With The Bouncer & Your Friends Ask You To Chill: “I laugh in the face of danger!” – The Lion King Whatever the situation is, a wise-ass reply will make you savage!
  13. If you are to name the best fictional womaniser of all the time, Joey 'Casanova' Tribbiani would be among the top three, to say the least. Just a “how you doin?” from his side and there was a sure shot “yes” from the other side. It (almost) never failed. Let's try to decode the character of Joey and see some of his qualities and flaws. • Great Friend Joey was probably the best when it came to maintaining a selfless friendship. He tried to tolerate Janice for the sake of Chandler, the woman he absolutely despised. He offered Rachel a place to stay, knowing that her baby would turn his dating life upside down. He let Chandler keep the foosball table when he moved out. How he kept Monica and Chandler's relationship a secret and often took the blame for their misdeeds (the *** tape). He was a true friend, the best one can have! • Dumb If Joey completely lacked something, it was intellect. Who can forget when he got Chandler and himself robbed? Or the time when he bought an encyclopaedia so he could also be a part of the intellectual discussions which his friends had. He had his fair share of dumb moments, which he always accepted unapologetically. • Womaniser Call it quality or a flaw, but Joey sure was one heck of a womaniser. Every woman he met, he saw as a potential conquest. He picked women with such ease that could put even Ranbir Kapoor to shame. Scoring dates is an art, and Joey sure was the master of it. Though he took it too far and ended up without a stable relationship, nevertheless, he was the man! • Wouldn't Share Food Have a drinking game with this dialogue and you would be hammered for the night. Joey never believed in sharing food. Regardless of who wanted it or how much hungry the other person might be, he wouldn't budge. Not just this, but he wouldn't mind eating off other people's plate (the one with the date and the dessert). Not just food, Joey didn't even share his soft toy with Emma, the girl he loved very dearly. Clearly, he wasn't the sharing kind. • Unapologetically Secure Joey was always himself, and we never saw him changing for anyone or trying to be someone who he wasn't. Whether it was about trying a ladies' bag or admitting that Tribbianis aren't the smartest, he did it without any insecurity. He accepted the fact that he loved food and won't mind if he becomes fat. Whatever he did in his life, he was unapologetically secure about it. Joey Tribbiani is someone every guy wishes to be. It has been more than two decades since the show aired but he still is one of our favourite characters.
  14. E3 gaming expo got over this week and many new upcoming games were announced for consoles and PC. Some of the biggest conferences included games that piqued everyone's interest and we got to see some gameplay or teaser from publishers and studios. Some of these games won't be out until next year while some are about to launch in a few months. We are not going to include annual titles like FIFA and Madden because these games tend to remain the same with minor updates. Here are the best coolest games that were announced or showed off at E3 this year: 1. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4,Xbox One, PC) - April 2020 Last year, we got to check out some exclusive gameplay behind closed doors and this year, we got to see some more footage of the upcoming gaming by CD Project Red. What was cool about this revelation was that we got to see a character being played by Keanu Reeves. The game is set in a dystopian future where humans can upgrade their bodies with augmentations. Being a CD Projekt Red game, we can expect some killer plots and RPG mechanics that we've been familiar with from the Witcher series. The expectation for this game is very high and we hope the developers can deliver. 2. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order' (PS4, Xbox One, PC) - November 2019 EA has not come out with a single-player story-driven game every since the company switched its strategy to live service titles. However, this we got to see Respawn Entertainment's “Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order” gameplay that blew us away from the start. You will play as one of the last remaining Jedis after the Empire has taken over the galaxy. The gameplay footage showed us what we can do in the game i.e. weird lightsabers, use force powers to defeat enemies and interact with the environment, and go on an adventure with your own cute little droid. 3. 'Watch Dogs: Legion' (PS4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia) - March 2020 Watch Dogs is coming back in the form of 'Watch Dogs: Legion' that will be set in post-Brexit London. The city is under a paramilitary organisation called 'Albion' after the fall of the Government and it is up to you to take on the authority. As a part of a rebellious group called DedSec, you will be playing as multiple characters to take on Albion with gadgets, hacking and good old shooting. The coolest part about this game is that you can play as any character you want in the city. You can play as a master assassin, a gifted hacker or even as an old lady. Ubisoft says that you will be able to recruit anyone and the cutscenes in the game will adjust according to who you are playing as. We highly recommend you check out the gameplay footage above to know more about this game. 4. 'Ghostwire: Tokyo' The game was showcased at Bethesda's E3 conference and was met with good reception at the expo and on Twitter. The game is basically a scary, action-adventure game where citizens of Tokyo are disappearing for some odd reason. Your job is to find out why and that's all we got to see from this teaser trailer. From the makers of “The Evil Within,” you really should check out what they have in store for us. 5. Doom Eternal (PS4, Xbox One, PC and Google Stadia - November 2020 A brand new Doom game is coming for fans next year where the forces of Hell have begun to invade Earth, and the Doom Slayer arrives to repel the demons. It is the fifth main title in the Doom series and put heavy emphasis on "push-forward" combat. Creative director Hugo Martin has stated there will be twice as many demon types in this game and we can't wait to get our hands on it. Check out the gameplay footage above if you can handle it.
  15. A typical summer is a burst of heat and humidity and preps for style conscious men begins here. A melange of lightweight fabrics, colours and cuts invite less sweat and you can wear them without any second guesses. With that in mind, here's our list of all the things you need for summers. 1. Lightweight Fabrics Think cotton, linen, chambray and lightweight denim that instantly mark you stylish. All these fabrics are perfect for summer days and they come with a guarantee to shield your style when the heat level shoots up. __ECOMPRODUCT__5__ __ECOMPRODUCT__12__ 2. Pastels for the win A sartorial switch up is what your style needs right now and for that, get ready to welcome pastel colours, revived in shirts, trousers and many other trends. It may seem overwhelming because you are about to keep your neutrals aside, but our curated collection has just the right spectrum of hues. So feel free to play around! __ECOMPRODUCT__6__ __ECOMPRODUCT__7__ __ECOMPRODUCT__13__ 3. Relaxed fits If you are running, heading to work or just lazing around over the weekend, the very first thing to consider is comfort. For instance, a pastel coloured t-shirt and relaxed chinos to go with it is a perfect off-duty choice. The key to nail the summer look is by sticking to breathable and airy silhouettes. __ECOMPRODUCT__15__ __ECOMPRODUCT__17__ __ECOMPRODUCT__19__ 4. Edgy silhouettes There are no rules for the new age man and if you ever needed a visual representation of what styles they wear, check out these edgy silhouettes that are asymmetrical, relaxed and sophisticated. __ECOMPRODUCT__21__ __ECOMPRODUCT__23__ __ECOMPRODUCT__24__ Get ready for a brilliant Summer with these sartorial hacks.
  16. When it comes to sartorial finesse, there is something inherently magical about the quintessential Indian aesthetic. Be it the relaxed yet conspicuously elaborate detailing, the innovative cuts, or the comfortable fit, Indian-wear always scores high when it comes to clothes that make you feel good and look fancy. 1. Mix It Up With Relaxed Jodhpuri Joggers You can never go wrong with Athleisure, and adding a bit of rustic yet edgy Indian touch to it will only make your style game stronger. Wear Jodhpuri joggers with graphic or plain T-shirts, and get ready to serve class, with comfort. __ECOMPRODUCT__14__ 2. Go minimal with Indian prints on relaxed shirts Nothing spells effortless style like wearing a relaxed shirt with a comfortable pair of linen pants and open toed sandals to go with it. Go for rich hues painted with charming local Indian prints like 'Ajrak' for a superbly fashionable aesthetic that is unparalleled. __ECOMPRODUCT__16__ 3. Experiment with edgy silhouettes Gone are the days when menswear meant only 'shirts and pants'. Be fearless with cuts and designs, as there is nothing more appealing than a confident man who is not afraid to go beyond his comfort zone and try out innovative silhouettes - just like they used to, back in the days. __ECOMPRODUCT__18__ __ECOMPRODUCT__20__ __ECOMPRODUCT__22__ Try these hacks and get ready to turn heads.
  17. Shirts for men are wardrobe must-haves, but the question of how to wear them always stands in the way. We've gone from a basic white shirt to versatile printed options that add a perfect spin to your casual and work hours. Available in multiple styles, get ready to swap the usual shirts for these relaxed, summer essentials that we are literally banking on. 1. Striped Shirts A striped shirt looks good on pretty much every guy. Think pinstripes, vertical stripes and Cabana stripes. Give a gentle nod and wear these shirts with a pair of ankle length grey trousers or opt for pleated pants. __ECOMPRODUCT__8__ 2. Floral Shirts Granted, florals are for summers, but if wearing them still seems daunting, we have got an answer you were looking. Start with smaller printed floral shirts to let your style sink into its vividness. As far as trousers are concerned, you can take it up a notch with linen trousers, ripped jeans or blue denim. __ECOMPRODUCT__9__ 3. Quirky Prints Believe us, an assortment of quirky printed shirts will do a good deed. It's always a good idea to refresh your style and what better way than shirts that light up your mood instantly. To achieve a quick win for and step out of your comfort zone, pair these shirts with vibrant or pastel hued to bring an element of interest to your attire. For a desk to dinner look, wear them with white trousers. __ECOMPRODUCT__11__ __ECOMPRODUCT__10__ Try these shirts for a playful aesthetic that's super stylish and comfortable at the same time.
  18. Late last night when passengers travelling on the Goa-Mumbai Air India flight found themselves stranded in Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, due to a several-hour delay in their flight take-off, they were left distressed and fuming. The passengers began raising slogans within the airport premises after a four-hour delay. At this point, a Goa Forward Party office-bearer Ketan Bhatikar, who was one of the passengers on the delayed flight, decided to reach out to Goa CM Pramod Sawant and seek his intervention in the matter. Stranded at #Mumbai's #ChhatrapatiShivaji airport late on June 13 night for several hours, protesting passengers of an #AirIndia Bombay to Goa flight were offered free meal from an airport restaurant at the instance of Goa CM #PramodSawant, a passenger said. Photo: IANS pic.twitter.com/pf6wwG1VhR — IANS Tweets (@ians_india) June 14, 2019 Upon narrating their troubles, Sawant didn't only intervene but also gave a pleasant surprise to all the hassled passengers. The CM arranged food for all the passengers from Kebab Grill restaurant, and also made sure that the flight took off ASAP. What makes this all the more special is the fact that Sawant was not even in Goa at that point. He managed to get all this done sitting in the national capital where he was on a work trip. Several passengers including Goans thanked Chief Minister @DrPramodPSawant for helping arrange flight and food, the passengers were stranded at Mumbai Airport on Thursday night due to lethargy of Air India and were helped by CM Pramod Sawant. pic.twitter.com/QRTPCRONBX — PrimeTVGoa (@PrimeTVGoa) June 14, 2019 "I tried calling Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant who answered my phone within two rings at 1.13 am. He called me back five times, arranged food for all passengers at Indian Kebab Grill, and exactly at 1.27 am, he told me that the flight was ready to take-off in 30 minutes. We finally reached Goa at around 3.30 am," Bhatikar informed IANS. That was a very kind and thoughtful gesture on the Goa CM's part and shows other ministers the best way of holding offices and serving people in the truest sense.
  19. Corporal Jyoti Prakash Nirala's death was an honourable one. He was martyred during a terrorist encounter in Jammu and Kashmir back in 2017. The late Garud commando, who gunned down five terrorists before sacrificing his own life for his motherland, was awarded the Ashok Chakra posthumously last year. Recently, his friends and fellow soldiers from the Indian Air Force's Garud Commando Force decided to honour his memory by lending a hand in his sister's wedding in Patna. IAF Garud Commando Corporal J P Nirala who martyred yesterday in line of duty during the raging gunfight at Hajin, J&K. Om Shanti Braveheart! ððpic.twitter.com/aTWWfLwmqN — पà¥à¤°kash™ (@iPraksy) November 19, 2017 Nirala was the only brother to his four sisters, and his untimely death left his entire family stranded. So, when the family was buckling under the pressure of accumulating the required funds to get Nirala's sisters married off, the Garud commandos came to the aid of their martyred mate's rescue. J.P.Nirala (Air Force Commando) | Ashok Chakra https://t.co/nm7fprPo6o pic.twitter.com/EsTjfgYWYc — IndiaUnited (@indiaunited01) January 27, 2018 Reportedly, every commando in the force contributed Rs 500 for the cause and eventually, the squad had collected nearly 5 lakh rupees at the end of the fundraiser. The collected amount was used to fund Nirala's sister's wedding. 'Brother in arms' when sister needs it most: @IAF_MCC #Garud commandos bid adieu fellow martyr J P Nirala's sister during her marriage on their hands in #Bihar, who died fighting terrorists in #kashmir in '17 & rcvd Ashok Chakra Pic courtesy: @ashwaryas pic.twitter.com/oP2azlC2wa — Neeraj Rajput (@neeraj_rajput) June 13, 2019 Pictures of the fellow commandos making the bride walk on their palms, as a mark of respect, have since gone viral online. People on social media cannot stop praising the example of solidarity and brotherhood that the commandos have shown towards their martyred brother and comrade.
  20. Hammer's out, guitar is in. The biggest reveal of 'Avengers: Endgame' was easily Thor's transformation. Five years after killing Thanos, Thor is seen with a beer belly and manboobs and it's assumed that he's been depressed all these years after losing everyone he loved. He did get his revenge though and went for the giant purple grape's head, but that didn't fix everything. A lot of people were shocked with 'fat Thor', but Chris Hemsworth himself was totally on board with the idea. Looks like people were still worried about Thor, so Chris decided to share a video telling everyone he's totally fine. View this post on Instagram Not sure why everyone's so worried about Thor, he's fine guys... A post shared by Chris Hemsworth (@chrishemsworth) on Jun 13, 2019 at 7:43am PDT What a drama queen tho. Chris says Thor is fine but I have one thing to say about the video - The tears, the song, it's 'Hurt' by Johnny Cash btw. The drama, he's just trolling everyone to the next level. Moreover, it's such a Thor thing to do, saying he's fine while crying. Wait, has he just turned into Thor for real? Kinda unrelated but Thor or Chris, drop an album, you coward. We deserve it. Don Cheadle has something to say. you poor slob ... https://t.co/YXb5SEB1dJ — Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) June 13, 2019 Yep. bruce missing the point of the song bc he got lost in thor's voice and guitar playing: pic.twitter.com/NErH2Gqq0S — ev â â â³ ‎â§ Ï â (@carolwasps) June 13, 2019 We need it. THOR TOUR!! — Obie Brown (@Obienator) June 13, 2019 Make 'Thour' happen. pic.twitter.com/Q3YJGf3186 — Obie Brown (@Obienator) June 13, 2019 This should be the plot of 'Thor 4'. Brother, perhaps we should start a Ragna-Rock band? pic.twitter.com/N2jZRk2IVg — Lego Loki (@Loki_Lego) June 13, 2019 All of us after watching the video. :'( pic.twitter.com/jO5AekyD1q — clau â¨loki apologist (@claudnayn) June 13, 2019 Chris has two moods. I love you My Strongest Avenger â¤pic.twitter.com/bDfYrJsCOz — Karen Crowley (@BlackWidow_221B) June 13, 2019
  21. Jofra Archer was one of the mainstays in the Rajasthan Royals team that took the field in IPL 2019. Economical and dangerous, he was one of the best young bowlers in the competition and vital to the bowling lineup of the Royals and he has now rapidly become one of the most sought-after all-rounders in white-ball cricket. Born in Barbados to an English father, he knew very early that England was the nation he wanted to represent in international cricket. Taking advantage of his British passport, he had a successful spell at Sussex as well as T20 leagues all over the world, before getting the call-up to the Royals team in 2018. Archer has made giant strides and has become one of the most sought-after all-rounders in English county cricket, where he represents Sussex. He has made 1003 runs in 28 first-class matches at an average of 31.34 and strike rate of 71.33. He is a dangerous lower-order batsman capable of hitting the long ball as his LIST-A and T20 strike rates of 121.51 and 140.74 suggest. His wicket-taking prowess is further highlighted by his strike rate in LIST-A cricket (35.9) and T20 cricket (17.3). © Reuters His effectiveness was on display in his first ODI series against Pakistan as well as Ireland, in the run-up to the World Cup, as he showed he had what it takes to perform at the international stage. His callup to the England squad for the World Cup became a huge talking point among English cricket fans in the runup to the tournament, and it happened at the very last minute, in circumstances that seemed tailored just for him. Not long after he had been a British citizen for just three years, the English Cricket Board announced a dramatic change in the qualification criteria for selection to the national squad in March 2019. The previous requirement asked for seven-year citizenship to be available for selection but Archer's three years are now adequate for qualification. @cricketworldcup TWO IN TWO! Archer is on a hat-trick, as Cottrell walks back. pic.twitter.com/Gyvjq4mhP1 — Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 14, 2019 In England's match against the West Indies, his native land, Archer was part of the opening spell and was instrumental in bowling the Windies out for a measly total of 212 through a spell of 3 wickets for 30 runs in 9 overs. England are ranked no1 in ODIs as per ICC Rankings and as hosts they, along with Team India, are the hot favourites to lift the ICC World Cup 2019 Trophy. As they prepare their bid to lift the trophy, Archer has established himself as a mainstay in the team, and his journey has been no less than a fairytale.
  22. Within five days, a strike that started in West Bengal, has now spread to other cities with doctors from all over the country showing solidarity to the cause of protection of medical practitioners. It all started on Monday at the Nil Ratan Sircar Medical College and Hospital where a 74-year-old patient Mohammad Syeed passed away. The relatives of the deceased allegedly beat up the doctors blaming medical negligence for the death. The clash led to an intern getting a severe head injury. Kolkata:Junior doctors at NRS Medical College&Hospital go on strike after doctors were allegedly attacked by a patient's family who died yesterday.Chandrima Bhattacharya,Health Min,says,"Emergency is open&talks are on.4 ppl have been arrested in connection with attack on doctors" pic.twitter.com/EU3HNJvfnV — ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2019 Following that, doctors at NRS refused to release Syeed's body, demanding an apology for the incident. This was followed by some relatives and local residents storming the hospital and pelting stones at junior doctors. Reportedly, five relatives of the deceased have been arrested after an FIR. The incident led to a lot of outrage with people demanding safe working spaces for doctors. Apparently, the doctors are also wearing bandages and helmets as a way to protest. Following the incident at NRS, a lot of junior doctors from different hospitals in West Bengal also joined the protest. West Bengal: Doctors at North Bengal Medical College, Siliguri observe strike over violence against doctors at NRS Medical College & Hospital pic.twitter.com/qZvMkUEX0X — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019 With Delhi Medical Association (DMA) declaring a Black Day yesterday, the protest also spread to Delhi with AIIMS Delhi joining in. The Indian Medical Association also urged doctors to wear a black badge as a way to protest. Delhi: Doctors at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) prepare to observe strike over violence against doctors in West Bengal. pic.twitter.com/pza71njjum — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019 Yesterday afternoon, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued a four-hour ultimatum to end the doctors' strike while visiting the state-run SSKM hospital in Kolkata. She was quoted as saying, “[Doctors who are protesting] are outsiders. The government will not support them in any way. I condemn doctors who have gone on strike. Policemen die in line of duty but the police don't go on a strike.” She also said, “Medical services come under the Essential Services Act and the doctors cannot afford to do such protests. I don't understand medicine, but today I saw an accident victim lying without being attended to. He will die lying there because of the protest. Let good sense prevail or else we will be forced to take action.” While her stand till now is still understandable, she did bring in BJP and called it a conspiracy. She said, “This strike is a BJP conspiracy. Protesters are disrupting medical services. This should end at once. All anti-social people of one particular community are doing this under police protection.” Really not the time for this, tbh. While the strike is still continuing and doesn't seem to come to an end soon, there are two different narratives emerging. There are stories about how a lot of patients are suffering because the doctors aren't there to treat them. Delhi: Patients face difficulties as Resident Doctors Association (RDA) of AIIMS is on strike today over violence against doctors in West Bengal. Relative of a patient says, "My mother's dialysis was scheduled for today, we were told to go & get it done from somewhere else," pic.twitter.com/sFVF6D8VMj — ANI (@ANI) June 14, 2019 But, at the same time, there are a lot of posts about doctors wearing helmets and bandages as a symbol of protest while also treating patients. Delhi: Members of Resident Doctors' Association of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) work wearing helmets & bandages, as a mark of protest against "worsening of violence against medical doctors in West Bengal." pic.twitter.com/Fgrv6Jtjdq — ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2019 People on Twitter are mostly standing with the doctors and respect their fight for safety while working. A lot of people have also brought up the fact that a lot of other patients are suffering and that's not fair. This is what happened when 200 people came by trucks and attacked Doctors and interns at NRS Hospital. They thrashed an intern's skull bcz a 85 yrs old man died. It doesnt feel safe living in WB nowadays. It's a goon's era we are living in. The protest must go on. #standwithnrs pic.twitter.com/9WkqH2XHOI — Nabanita Das (@nabanita_speaks) June 11, 2019 Dear Doctors, I completely empathise with the fact that whatever happened in #NRS is deplorable & a strong protest is very valid but it's also true that making other patients, including small babies, suffer due for no to fault of theirs is also not something u can really justify — Babul Supriyo (@SuPriyoBabul) June 13, 2019 People are also calling out Mamata Banerjee. Attack on doctors happened in NRS college bt CM Mamata Banerjee went to SSKM college. Instead of condemning attack, she is condeming strike and clng students outsider & politicaly motivated. She is okay with doctors getting killed in line of duty. Again vote bank. #BengalBurning — Pradeep Bhandari (@pradip103) June 13, 2019 Summed up. A patient Mohammed Sayeed died in NRS Hospital in Bengal. Soon after that: 1. Hospital was attacked by a violent Mob of 200 People. 2. Rioters came in two lorries to attack the doctors. 3. Mob also pelted bricks. Many injured. One Doctor is struggling for life. Pray for him. — Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) June 12, 2019 As per the latest reports, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has announced a nationwide doctors' strike on June 17. The IMA said 3.5 lakh doctors will participate in the nationwide strike on Monday. Watch this space for more update.
  23. On Sunday, when the Indian cricket team faced off against Aaron Finch's Team Australia at The Oval in London, Virat Kohli's batting order showed its true potential with three batsmen scoring half-tons and Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan leading the charge from the front, scoring 117 in just 109 balls. After getting his thumb broken, thanks to a scary bouncer in the middle of his innings, Dhawan played through the excruciating pain of a broken bone to accomplish his third World Cup century that helped the Men in Blue establish a grand total of 352 runs in 50 overs. Once Dhawan was dismissed at the hands of Mitchell Starc in the 37th over, he rushed to the medical room where he was diagnosed with a fractured thumb and was asked to rest for the next two games. Eventually, the severity of the injury came to the fore which benched the athlete for at least two weeks. But the fighter in Shikhar Dhawan did not allow him to sit back and compromise on his fitness for long. Five days since the lefty broke his thumb, Dhawan was back in the gym, working on himself, making sure that he will be ready to serve his country in the blue uniform whenever the time comes. You can make these situations your nightmare or use it an opportunity to bounce back. ð Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone. ðpic.twitter.com/mo86BMQdDA — Shikhar Dhawan (@SDhawan25) June 14, 2019 “You can make these situations your nightmare or use it (as) an opportunity to bounce back. Thank you for all the recovery messages from everyone,” Dhawan wrote in the video caption on Twitter. That's what Shikhar Dhawan is all about. Bouncing back from an injury or bad form and returning to the pitch with a bang. That's what he has been doing for years and that's why we love the guy. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Team India's Gabbar.
  24. The ICC Champions Trophy Final between India and Pakistan took place on 18th June 2017, nearly 728 days before the two famous rivals face each other again in the initial stage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Pakistan reigned supreme in a massive 180-run victory, but here we see how both the teams have progressed in ODIs since their last meeting in an ICC Tournament: India India have established themselves as a cricketing powerhouse since their defeat at the hands of Pakistan in the Champions Trophy final in 2017. With the top two batsmen in the world (as per ICC ODI Rankings) among the ranks of the top order batting lineup and three of the world's top 10 ODI bowlers in their team, Team India, along with hosts England, are the out and out favourites to lift the World Cup this year. Since the 2017 final, India boasts of a winning record of 38-13 in ODIs with big series wins in their tours of South Africa and the West Indies, as well as a dominant display at the Asia Cup last year, where India defeated Pakistan convincingly on two occasions. 2 in 2 for #TeamIndia as they clinch the ODI against Australia by 36 runs #CWC19 #INDvAUS ð®ð³ð®ð³ðð Full scorecard here https://t.co/T0QT6nNmtc pic.twitter.com/Ux2c5NkgXA — BCCI (@BCCI) June 9, 2019 India's batting lineup is feared by all teams. Skipper Virat Kohli, ranked 1st in the ODI Rankings and has the highest batting average in the world at 59 and since the 2015 World Cup, has maintained a whopping average of 78. Swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma is ranked second in the world and he boasts of a career batting average of 48, and he has averaged 69 since the last World Cup. India's strengths are not limited to their batting as they boast of a bowling lineup featuring three of the top 10 bowlers in the world. Jasprit Bumrah, ranked no.1, is one of the best inswinging fast bowlers Indian cricket has seen recently. With middle-over wicket-takers in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, ranked 7 and 8 respectively, the Men in Blue have a well-rounded bowling attack to support their mighty batting lineup. Key Players: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah. © Reuters Pakistan Pakistan have a reputation. Whether they like it or not, they are known as the most unpredictable team in this World Cup. On their day, everything clicks and they are capable of superlative performances but on other days their top-order collapses and their bowling provides no support. With a losing record of 15-21 in ODIs since the 2017 final, they might not be consistent enough to be a favourite in this tournament, but in no way can they be taken lightly. Their biggest strength is their top-order batting lineup. Opener Fakhar Zaman is the 10th best batsman in the world according to ICC Rankings with a career batting average of nearly 49, he is one of just six players in the history of the game to have scored a double century in ODI Cricket. Touted as Pakistan's answer to Virat Kohli, Babar Azam has been the most consistent batsman in the Pakistani batting lineup. Ranked 8th in the world he has a career batting average of 51. © Reuters However, opener Imam ul-Haq is the danger man in this Pakistani side. Having debuted in 2018, he has scored runs in 31 innings leading to a career batting average almost 58. He is an unknown entity for the Indian team, capable of causing substantial damage. With veteran Mohammad Hafeez and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed supplementing their top-order, Pakistan have an experienced and potent batting lineup. Uncharacteristically, however, Pakistan's bowling is somewhat of a weakness for the Men in Green. With no bowlers ranked in the top 25 of the ICC Rankings, their selection is often uncertain and performances are inconsistent. Mohammad Amir, however, did produce a career-best 5 for 30 spell against Australia in their last match and leg spinner Shadab Khan has the potential to cause all sorts of problems for Team India as he did against Virat Kohli's boys during the Champions Trophy final 2017 when he dismissed Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and the skipper himself. Key Players: Imam ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Amir, Shadab Khan. Pakistan must bring their A game against India and take early wickets: @waqyounis99 MORE â¶ï¸ https://t.co/SK3TCX3etd#WeHaveWeWill #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/NNtIoc1unR — Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) June 13, 2019 With Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan missing out due to a thumb injury, KL Rahul is likely to step up to open the innings, leaving a hole to be filled in the widely debated no. 4 spot, India have their work cut-out. However, their commendable form and Pakistan's consecutively poor fielding performances as well as uncertain bowling lineup, Team India are the firm favourites in their clash on Sunday. But complacency could prove to be fatal for the Men in Blue as they go head-to-head against an unpredictably explosive Pakistani side. World Cup Head-to-Head: India: 6 Pakistan: 0
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