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  1. The sixth season of 'Koffee With Karan' is hands down the best season of all time. In fact, with each episode, the show is only getting bigger and better, both for the fans as well as for the trolls. The previous episode saw the cast of 'Student Of The Year 2' Tiger Shroff, Ananya Panday and Tara Sutaria brew gossip and coffee on Karan Johar's coveted 'Koffee' couch. The episode ended with Ananya Panday winning the hamper and now she is winning the internet by trolling herself. View this post on Instagram And I won the hamper!!! â¤ï¸ðºð» “itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki he” 𤪠I hope you guys “enjoyed”!!!! ð#KoffeeWithKaran A post shared by Ananya ð©ð»‍ðð« (@ananyapanday) on Feb 17, 2019 at 8:51am PST Ananya's confession of not being deserving enough to be a part of the show wasn't the only highlight; her expressions too caught people's attention, which is now being used to churn out hilarious memes. View this post on Instagram Koffee has never tasted better â¤ï¸âï¸ A dream come true for me!!! Thank you so much @karanjohar for having us ð©ð»‍ð @tigerjackieshroff @tarasutaria__ #SOTY2 #TheStudents #KoffeeWithKaran A post shared by Ananya ð©ð»‍ðð« (@ananyapanday) on Feb 10, 2019 at 4:27am PST But, what's funnier than the memes on Ananya? The fact that she is sharing them herself and relating to all of them. Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot Screenshot For instance, this meme referring to her reaction to Kartik Aaryan's character Chintu Tyagi from the movie 'Pati Patni Aur Woh'. Screenshot Although 'Student Of The Year 2' is yet to release, Ananya has already bagged her second film. She will be seen opposite Kartik Aaryan in 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' that also stars Bhumi Pednekar.
  2. The rage is real. Memories of all those CRPF jawans being mercilessly martyred at the hands of the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists continue to haunt us. Whether it's the loud chants of “Vande Mataram” during the candle march at India Gate in unison or the emotional speeches given by the fellow soldiers, the flare against those who want to harm our motherland is burning bright in every Indian. While the common citizens are trying their best to show their protest, there is one man in particular who is waging a war of his own against terror and those perpetrators who want to see the world burn. That man being Gautam Gambhir. Although he has parted ways with the Indian cricket team, the former Indian opener continues to serve his country even now. After the infamous terror attack at the hands of a Jaish influenced suicide bomber caused more than 40 CRPF soldiers their lives, Gambhir was one of the first few to condemn it. He was also one of the first to suggest that the only way to sort the issue out for good is to settle it on the “battle ground”. “Yes, let's talk with the separatists. Yes, let's talk with Pakistan. But this time conversation can't be on the table, it has to be in a battle ground. Enough is enough. 18 CRPF personnel killed in IED blast on Srinagar-Jammu highway,” the cricketer had tweeted on the day of the attack. Having admitted time and again that his first love was the Indian Army and not cricket, Gambhir also runs a foundation that works in favour of the children of the martyred soldiers of the nation. “We are sponsoring 50 children right now, we are going to increase the number to 100,” he said at the launch of Radhika Kawlra Singh's book 'It's Easy To Be You'. “It was pure destiny and had I not played Ranji Trophy in 12th (standard), I would have definitely gone into the NDA because that was my first love and it still remains my first love. In fact, my only regret in life is that I couldn't join the army,” Gambhir had said. Indian Army नॠयह à¤à¤à¤ भॠशà¥à¤°à¥ नहà¥à¤ à¤à¤°à¥ but they will bloody well finish it and I am with them emotion-to-emotion, shoulder-to-shoulder. — Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) February 17, 2019 The patriot in Gautam Gambhir has enabled him to serve his country to the best of his abilities. So what if he is not a soldier, his was against terror is equally important and must be supported under any circumstances.
  3. At the beginning of this month, Apex Legends was announced, a Battle Royale game that is free-to-play just like PUBG and Fortnite. The game is developed by Respawn and Electronic Arts and is available for download on PS4, Xbox One, and Origin for PC. © KnowTechie Last week, Respawn revealed that the game has hit 25 million total players and had "well over" 2 million concurrent players during the weekend. If we compare, Fortnite took four months to achieve the same numbers and the game currently has 200 million players. Today, the developer has revealed that it has already banned more than 16,000 accounts for cheating. The company also asked users to capture proof of cheaters, such as a screenshot or video clip and send it to them. Even if the proof isn't available, they are urging players to report the cheaters' ID and it shall be taken up for investigation. © Respawn The game currently lacks an in-game reporting tool and the developer has acknowledged that it's a "good idea". Though, there isn't a timeline on when the feature will be rolled out. Given the massive popularity of the game, we expect the reporting system to drop soon since a manual complain filing is bothersome for players as well as the company. A cheater who goes by the name of Mengiez on Twitch was caught cheating in his own broadcast. Viewers noticed that he's asking a wall hack to keep an eye on his opponent's location. Another Twitch streamer going by the name Dharyxd was caught using an aimbot. The videos have since been deleted, but the cheating cost them their accounts. © Respawn The game will have a second patch this week, but we don't know what to expect with the upcoming Apex Legends patch. So far, Respawn has been doing pretty well with their response to player concerns. Many players have been complaining that PUBG has a huge issue with hackers and the developers aren't doing enough to curb it. Using hacks to score points ruins the fun of the game because no player should have an undue advantage. In December, PUBG received a new anti-cheating tool called BattlEye, and it helped in 30,000 cheating accounts.
  4. The price slab of Rs 15,000 to 20,000 is among the most competitive right now, and thanks to rapid advancements in technology, a lot of high-end features are now available at a cheaper price. This range also gives you a high value since it isn't very costly, but will give you an edge for at least a year. Thanks to increasing focus on software, these phones can even get you through two years of smooth usage in most cases. Here are our top recommendations in the sub-20,000 price segment! 1. Redmi Note 6 Pro (Rs 15,999) © YouTube The Redmi Note 6 Pro and its predecessor have been selling like hot cakes in the country and the Redmi Note 7 is just around the corner. This doesn't mean the phone has lost its charm though. It has a perfect balance in all segments and is pretty much a winner. Sporting a 6.26-inch display, it is powered by a Snapdragon 635 processor. For multitasking, the top variant comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage along with expandable option. The battery is rated at 4000mAh and is more than sufficient to get you through a couple of days on moderate usage. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel setup and can capture significantly good pictures in both, daytime as well as low-light conditions. It runs on MIUI and has tonnes of added features and customization options. 2. Nokia 7.1 (Rs 18,990) © YouTube The recently launched Nokia 7.1 is a solid offering if you're looking for stock Android experience. All Nokia branded phones are a part of Google's Android One initiative, ensuring software and security updates on time. The stock experience also ensures smooth performance over an extended period of time. The phone has a 5.84-inch display and is powered by a slightly underwhelming Snapdragon 636 processor. But, thanks to near-perfect optimization, you'll barely see any lags or stuttering. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage in the base variant and is backed by a modest 3060mAh battery. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. 3. Honor 10 Lite (Rs 17,999) © Twitter / Sandeep Sharma This was the first phone to be launched in India this year and Honor is back with its premium glass design in the budget segment. The glass build also adds a slight colour gradient, which is unmatchable in this segment. The phone also has a smaller water-drop style notch for a better screen-to-body ratio. On the front is a 6.2-inch display and the phone is powered by a Kirin 710 chipset. It comes with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage in the top variant and has support for expandable storage. The rear has a 13+2-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 24-megapixel selfie shooter. These internals are backed by a 3400mAh battery that supports 10W fast charging. 4. Vivo V9 Pro (Rs 16,990) © YouTube The Vivo V9 Pro is a close sibling of the V11 series and in fact has a similar design. The front has a wide notch and the back sports a fingerprint scanner for quick authentication. Just like all other Vivo phones, it ships with Funtouch OS out of the box. It has a 6.3-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. The base variant gets 4GB RAM along with 64GB internal storage and expandable storage option. The rear has a 13+2-megapixel camera with support for portrait shots and AI beauty enhancements. The front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter and the phone is backed by a 3260mAh battery. 5. Honor Play (Rs 16,999) © YouTube The Honor Play is technically India's first gaming phone and is among the cheapest. It is powered by Huawei's high-end Kirin 970 processor, along with 4GB RAM in the base variant. The phone also gets Honor's GPU Turbo technology, that systematically overclocks the processor and optimizes performance for the best output. The design is basic and the brand has put in more efforts on the inside. The rear has a 16+2-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3750mAh battery that supports 18W quick charging.
  5. Suniel Shetty perhaps has the best 'redemption story' in Bollywood, when it comes to fashion and grooming. From being the ever-scruffy and sweaty distressed hero with anger issues wearing torn and tattered clothes to the suave, sophisticated aesthetic he now proudly flaunts, his has been a journey worth noticing. Of the many, many things that contributed to his swanky new avatar now, his beard probably is the most important entity. His thick, shapely salt-n-pepper face mane is as alluring as it is intimidating, and it just works for his classy-dad aesthetic in a way that's extremely impressive. Here are 10 pictures which prove that Suniel Shetty has the best beard in Bollywood right now. 1. 'Yoga se hi hoga' but that beard tho! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Jun 21, 2017 at 4:33am PDT 2. Why won't he utilize the mirror? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Jun 11, 2017 at 11:05pm PDT 3. Look at that definition! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Apr 29, 2017 at 10:54pm PDT 4. And that angular perfection. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Apr 20, 2017 at 9:33pm PDT 5. Mommy agrees as well. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Jan 15, 2017 at 12:40am PST 6. This man is 57. Yes. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Nov 18, 2018 at 9:05pm PST 7. Nothing like some athleisure to accompany a shapely beard. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Jul 8, 2018 at 10:14pm PDT 8. Salt-n-pepper perfection. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Feb 18, 2018 at 10:49pm PST 9. You don't even need accessories when your beard game is this strong. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Suniel Shetty (@suniel.shetty) on Aug 1, 2017 at 11:27pm PDT 10. And of course, it takes work to maintain that face-mane © Twitter/Suniel Shetty Take note, youngsters!
  6. When anyone in the country decides to join the armed forces, it is given than their life and their soul has been authorised for serving the nation. Our brave men fight wars not just on the borders, but the wars they fight everyday in their heart when they serve the nation, while their family prays and waits for their arrival. IAF Squadron leader Samir Abrol was no different when it came to serving his country. © Facebook Squadron leader Samir Abrol and Siddharth Negi were killed while test flying the Mirage 2000 aircraft at the HAL airport in Bengaluru. The pilots tried to eject themselves but failed to do so as the flames engulfed them. This gave rise to many questioning the hygiene standards of aircrafts bought and given by the system to our pilots in the Air Force. #UPDATE The other pilot who had also ejected has succumbed to injuries in hospital. Both were test pilots- Squadron leader Negi and Squadron leader Abrol. #Bengaluru https://t.co/WZYA5RzWSU — ANI (@ANI) February 1, 2019 After Samir's brother Sushant making some valid points that are stark and alarming in questions, Samir's wife , Garima Abrol has now penned an open letter demanding answers for the loss of her husband and thousand other officers who die due to negligence in the system. Sushant Abrol: A train derails & the system wants the Railway Minister to step down but every now and then these crashes happen. Is anyone raising fingers against the Ministry, the defence minister? I have utter respect for Ma'am and I am looking up to her for an answer. https://t.co/GCaxJ4SDrZ — ANI (@ANI) February 7, 2019 Besides highlighting the pain of loss and how a soldier's family is braver than any of us, Garima raises some very valid points that demand our immediate attention. While the messages of empathy and sympathy will continue to flow for the Abrol family, let's not let this chance go and ensure that Samir's sacrifice is the face of change, not just another case of negligence.
  7. One wink, just one wink was all it took for Priya Prakash Varrier to reach the star-status. Arguably the biggest viral sensation we've seen in this country last year, the actress became everyone's crush overnight and for weeks people couldn't stop talking about her. image1 It seemed like everything was going right for her, but something good doesn't last forever. This year, Priya's only been surrounded by controversies and has had an overall negative response from everyone, from her upcoming movie 'Sridevi Bungalow' to a kissing scene that has now surfaced online. A scene from 'Oru Adaar Love', the same movie where the famous wink scene comes from, is now online and it shows Priya and her co-star Roshan Abdul Rahoof kissing while dressed in their school uniform. So basically, they're showing school kids kissing and it's obviously not sitting well with the very conservative Indian audience. Here's what everyone is saying. #PriyaPrakashVarrier #OruAdaarLove Stop creating bad influence among the school kids...will u accept if it happen to ur child... This is thumbs down from my side.ðð — Harshit Kabra (@harshitspkabra) February 8, 2019 Umm. If u are justifying the lip lock scene frm #OruAdaarLove ur upbringing is wrong, Teenage love maybe cute,but der is a limit, Parents sending us to schools for studying. Dis clip is out for promoting dis trash movie, how pathetic u are director #PriyaVarrier#PriyaPrakashVarrier — ____zidd (@sid_saalih) February 9, 2019 If you were a horny kid in school, thats your personality and your upbringing. Stop justifying such crass mentality here. School is a temple of Education. Do whatever you want in your bedroom. Not here..!!#PriyaVarrier#PriyaPrakashVarrier — CyberSikandar ™ (@CyberSikandar) February 8, 2019 Why so much hate? Talent & hard work is what takes you forward in long run not lip locking or an eye wink. Grow up people! #PriyaPrakashVarrier #priyavarrier — Amit Yadav (@MythoughtsAmit) February 7, 2019 Yep. The reason why India isn't developed. So #PriyaPrakashVarrier an ACTOR playing a high school girl kissing her on screen boyfriend is matter of concern but women being raped and harassed isn't? yikes — Satyam Arora (@hellasatyam) February 8, 2019 Yes, it is. #PriyaPrakashVarrier became a national crush for her "wink" last year & now after a year she is being trolled for a "lip-lock" scene . Social Media is indeed scary — áµáµâ¿á¶Ê°â±â¡ (@lostpanchi) February 8, 2019
  8. It's really cold right now, a little too cold for February, all thanks to the heavy rains and hailstorm. But, it's still not something people living in North India can't handle. After all, isn't Delhi famous for getting to experience all the seasons? Yep, and that's one of the points brought up in the age-old Mumbai vs Delhi debate, that will honestly never die down. Recently, Mumbai has also been experiencing chilly winds, with a lot of people considering yesterday to be the coldest day of the season. People from Mumbai took to Twitter to basically talk about how cold it's getting but obviously, Delhi folks came out to tell them something important - 25 degrees is not cold. The weather debate along with the Mumbai vs Delhi debate is never going to end, so let's just enjoy the rivalry and look at some hilarious tweets about it. #mumbaiweather pic.twitter.com/WunchtW8po — Sayli (@Saylee789) February 8, 2019 It can't be that cold, honestly. Mumbai, you are cold tonight. — Jai Mehta (@JaiHMehta) February 8, 2019 At least someone's loving the cold. #mumbaiweather Is this mumbai , or something else We are so loving it . ðpic.twitter.com/OCV5XJ97Ni — Akshay Bardapurkar (@akshayent) February 8, 2019 And, people aren't prepared. What's with this sudden cold Mumbai? I don't even have any winter clothing left with me :( #mumbaiweather #unexpectedcold #nicebutstrange — Samidh Bhattacharyya (@sam2wit) February 8, 2019 20 degrees is not cold! Mumbai....Please dont be so cold!! ð±ð³â#mumbaiweather — Koena Mitra (@koenamitra) February 8, 2019 Love the gif, tho. It is so bloody cold #Mumbai pic.twitter.com/swCArJ43Ln — Anu (@anushree_das) February 8, 2019 Exactly. Come to Delhi. U will know what real cold isð — Gaurav (@Gaurav1212121) February 8, 2019 Too accurate. pic.twitter.com/PZaiSOZDs8 — fazal (@real_fazal) February 8, 2019 Delhi weather is the best, tho? Fans off, jackets on, wtf Mumbai I haven't paid for Delhi weather here. — Anupam Gupta (@b50) February 8, 2019 Yep. Come on! I was in Mumbai last week n it was super hot. 25 degrees is not cold! ð£ð£ — à¤à¤°à¥à¤·à¥ मितà¥à¤°à¤¾ (@m_aarushi93) February 8, 2019 That person needs help. No matter how cold it is...someone is still sleeping with fan on! #mumbaiweather — Dhwani (@dhwani2993) February 8, 2019 Brilliant gif. Windy, windy, windy Mumbai! Delighted. #mumbaiweather pic.twitter.com/2oxTIwcGMV — Mehul Gohil (@mehulgohil) February 8, 2019 Bottom line, be this person. V cold for the guys without a shelter. Gave adrak chai to our watchmen and to some street people too. This cold #MumbaiWeather may continue till the weekend. Spread some warmth and care. ð — Gita S. Kapoor (@GitaSKapoor) February 8, 2019
  9. Ever since the revolution of computer games, it has been an expensive activity or hobby to maintain. Whether you play on the PC or consoles, buying a proper machine and then games have always been pretty expensive. Now, we're witnessing a major revolution in the world of gaming with the addition of mobile phones as a platform. Sure, mobile games have existed for almost decades, but the industry is progressing to a whole new level. Thanks to the improvement in mobile OS architecture and hardware, a tiny mobile phone is capable of playing a 2GB Battle Royale game. PUBG, Fortnite, Asphalt etc. are just starting points and we're already seeing massive new titles coming soon. If you're looking for a new phone for gaming, we've compiled a list of top phones for gaming, available in India: 1. OnePlus 6T © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla This is pretty much a perfect Android offering, thanks to best-in-class hardware and well-polished software experience. The phone comes shipped with OxygenOS and is among the most stable skins out there. You won't have to cut corners anywhere with this device, thanks to its well-balanced spec sheet. The phone has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner for authentication. The body is built from premium metal and houses a Snapdragon 845 processor, along with 6GB RAM in the base variant. The rear has a 16+20-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 16-megapixel lens for selfies. It also comes with a Gaming Mode that basically mutes all notifications to provide a distraction-free experience. 2. POCO F1 © MensXP / Shivam Vahia It's a flagship-grade phone that comes with an extremely lower price tag. The POCO F1 was built for performance, and the brand has constantly focused on making it faster. Housing a Snapdragon 845 processor, it also comes with a liquid cooling chamber for enhanced performance over longer durations. The front has a 6.2-inch LCD display, with a wide notch on the top. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup and is capable of clicking surprisingly good low-light pictures. The front has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 4000mAh battery and the phone ships with POCO Launcher by default. 3. Honor View 20 © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla The phone was launched just a few weeks back in India and has managed to come with its own unique set of 2019ish features. The build quality is exceedingly premium and the front has a punch-hole camera, delivering better screen-to-body ratio. The phone comes with Honor's GPU Turbo mode that optimizes the phone's performance when gaming. Powering the View 20 is the latest Kirin 980 processor, coupled along with 6GB RAM in the base variant. The rear has a massive 48-megapixel sensor along with a Time of Flight sensor that helps in 3D modelling and interactive gameplay. The front has a 25-megapixel selfie shooter and these internals are backed by a 4000mAh battery. 4. Nokia 8.1 © BCCL This is the only phone on this list to ship with stock Android and is part of Google's Android One program, ensuring timely updates. It continues the legacy of Nokia branded phones and has a significantly premium design and strong build quality. The phone is powered by Qualcomm's latest midrange, yet highly capable Snapdragon 710 platform. The base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear has a 12+13-megapixel dual camera setup and the front has a 20-megapixel lens for selfies. It comes with a modest 3500mAh battery but supports 18W fast charging. 5. Honor Play © BCCL It's been quite some time since the phone was launched, but it still manages to kick-ass thanks to a flagship processor. This was technically India's first gaming-centric phone and is equipped with Honor's GPU Turbo mode that intelligently optimizes processes to improve performance while gaming. The phone has a 6.3-inch display and is powered by a Kirin 970 processor. The base variant has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear has a mediocre 16+2-megapixel dual camera setup and the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3750mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. 6. iPhone XR © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla We've listed ultra-premium phones towards the end of this list and the iPhone is often regarded to be the best gaming phone one can buy. iOS has maintained an edge over Android for years in terms of game development, and thanks to Apple's insanely fast processor, the gap widens even further. The iPhone XR has a 6.1-inch display and is powered by an A12 processor. The chipset has a hexa-core dedicated GPU and graphics have never been smoother. The rear has a single 12-megapixel sensor and the front has a 7-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these specs is a quite large 2942mAh battery. 7. ASUS ROG Phone © MensXP / Akshay Bhalla Arguably the only dedicated gaming phone in India, the ROG Phone is expensive, but won't disappoint in terms of performance. The design is very refreshing and has an RGB logo on the back, along with mappable air triggers for better FPS experience. The 6-inch AMOLED display has a 90Hz refresh rate and supports HDR. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 845 processor, coupled with an Aeroactive cooler accessory for long duration performance support. Even a Twinview dock is separately available and the phone has an internal 4000mAh battery.
  10. 'Apex Legends' is the latest and hottest Battle Royale game that is available to play for free on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was quite an unexpected release by Electronic Arts, however, the game has found success in a matter of days. Just three days after its launch, the game has managed to rake in 10 million players. The biggest game in the Battle Royale genre Fortnite was able to achieve the same milestone in two weeks. © Electronic Arts “We knew it would be risky to take the franchise in this direction, to go free to play, and do a surprise launch,” Respawn CEO Vince Zampella wrote in a blog post. “But we fell in love with Apex Legends and wanted, needed, other people to play it, too.” In addition to the overall player count, the developer also says that Apex has already reached 1 million concurrent players. © Electronic Arts The game is set in the Titanfall universe that has fluid and snappy controls and features some of the most popular features from different genres. It essentially has gunplay like 'Call of Duty' and has characters with special powers that you may be familiar with from Overwatch. It's this unique approach to the Battle Royale genre that made the game successful. © Electronic Arts Currently, you can download Apex Legends via EA Origins on PC and via respective online stores on consoles. Apex Legends is a completely free-to-play game with microtransactions that are only applicable to cosmetics. The microtransactions in 'Apex Legend' does not affect the in-game footage and work exactly as it does on 'Fortnite'.
  11. "I will take just one bite. After all, how bad can allergies be?" The answer is VERY BAD and sometimes life-threatening and bad enough to land you in the ICU of a hospital. 'Bole Chudiyan' singer Sonu Nigam learnt this the hard way, after he was rushed to the hospital. Sonu Nigam developed skin allergy and got a swollen eye after he ate seafood. The singer was reportedly admitted in the ICU of the Nanavati Hospital, for two days and was discharged later. Nigam shared the news with his friends and fans on social media and updated them that he is doing fine now. © Instagram He even thanked his fans for their love and concern. He wrote, "Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday." He further said, "Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone." View this post on Instagram Thanks for your concern and love. Now that you know that I am returning back from Jeypore Orissa after managing a concert last night, I now don't mind sharing how I was the day before yesterday. ð Lesson for all of us, Never ever ever ever take a chance with allergies. Sea food in my case. If Nanavati Hospital wasn't near by, my trachea would have swollen up further and lead to asphyxiation. Happy and Healthy life to everyone. #health #lifeisbeautiful #goodfortune A post shared by Sonu Nigam (@sonunigamofficial) on Feb 5, 2019 at 11:38pm PST Sonu Nigam mentioned that the allergy was so bad that had the hospital not been nearby, his trachea would have swollen up further and led to asphyxiation. This indeed is a lesson for all of us who take allergies lightly.
  12. Valentine's Day is probably the most hated day for all the single people out there and I think a lot of people generally just ignore the day altogether. But, a zoo in Sydney is making everyone a particularly awesome Valentine's Day offer, that is very hard to refuse. The Wild Life Sydney Zoo shared a post unveiling their hilarious and unique contest - get a chance to name one of the most venomous snakes after your ex. Yep, if you think your ex is a snake, make that official and have the best Valentine's Day ever. View this post on Instagram Name a snake after your ex this Valentine's Day! ðIs your ex a snake? If so, now is your opportunity to cement their 'snaky status' by naming a brown snake (one of the world's most venomous snakes) after them at WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo! To enter, simply head to the link in our bio and tell us why your ex deserves to have a snake named after them along with a $1 donation to the @wildlifeconservationfund ðððððCompetition entries close 13 Feb 2019 #wildlifesydneyzoo #snake #valentinesday #vday #snakystatus #competition #seeaustralia #darlingharbour A post shared by WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo (@wildlifesydneyzoo) on Feb 3, 2019 at 1:13pm PST The General Manager, of the zoo Mark Connolly, says, “We hope that by providing someone unlucky in love the opportunity to name WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo's very own brown snake after their ex, we can give them something else to celebrate on Valentine's Day this year. We're also throwing in an annual pass to WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo so that you can also visit the snake in Darling Harbour as many times as you want during the next year!” It's pretty easy and doesn't even cost much. Anyone who's interested in being petty just has to tell them why their ex deserves to have a snake named after them along with a $1 donation to the Wildlife Conservation Fund. If anyone will actually go to such lengths to get a snake named after their ex, a dollar is honestly a small price to pay. The winner will be announced on 14th Feb and no one can give a better Valentine's Day gift than this.
  13. Who said social initiatives and a good round of tipples cannot go hand-in-hand? Social initiatives work to make our surroundings better, whereas booze makes everything...erm...better! Period. Imagine all the possibilities we could explore if these two aspects came together and the end result was a win-win situation for us all? That would be a living dream and seems like someone's already decided to look into this and turn it into reality! A beach bar in Goa has come up with the perfect plan to get people to take care of the busy beaches which are corrupted by the callousness of the umpteen visitors, who stop by on a daily basis and leave the place littered. © Instagram According to a report by The Weather Channel India, 'Waste Bar' offers free beer in exchange for the waste collected from the beaches. The aim is to make people aware and accountable for their surroundings. The campaign was started by Noreen van Holstein in collaboration with Drishti Marine, a private beach management agency that also works with Goa tourism to provide damage control to the situation. The initiative was kick-started on 30th January at the Zanzibar shack located in the Baga village. Apart from all the good you do to the environment by participating in this initiative, it also allows you to get around the Rs. 2,000 drinking fine by collecting 10 beer bottle caps or 20 cigarette butts or 5 plastic straws. This waste-bar in Goa is a hang out of sorts, where one can exchange segregated garbage for a free beer. Read more: https://t.co/cFShDuCjyJ ð¸IANS pic.twitter.com/mo2myMXGr9 — The Weather Channel India (@weatherindia) February 4, 2019 Holstein also said that the concept of the waste bar isn't a new one. Such initiatives had already been tried and tested in the Netherlands, and the world has picked up on the idea over the years. She said, “People come to Goa for two things: beach and the bar. So let's give them what they come for – free drinks in exchange for garbage that they collect. This ensures that they become conscious of the waste that is there on the beach and that trash actually has value! They will leave Goa with a positive feeling and a clean beach.” Other beaches around Goa are also set to pick up the concept in the upcoming months, but Twitter already has a lot of good stuff to say about it. This idea has great potential. Should be applied beyond beaches and beyond Goa. @MCGM_BMC — Niks29 (@Niks292) February 4, 2019 Now that's something India really needs to learn and should be proud of. #Goa — Avani Shah (@avani_16) February 4, 2019 Tks, waste-bar. Good luckð I truly hope that this exercise spreads message of cleanliness and hygiene among all the visitors in Goa. May all of us learn to become responsible & self-disciplined citizens. Keep beaches clean & prevent trash from going into the beach....ð#Goa — Vandana (@CharouRathore) February 4, 2019 We hope to see some great changes in Goa, courtesy the Waste Bar.
  14. Mamata Banerjee recently began a sit-in in Kolkata to protest against the Central government. The 'dharna' is a result of a a CBI investigation involving a lot of members of her society and central government's accusations against her for blocking a Supreme Court-ordered inquiry because she was “trying to hide something”. Then, she also accused PM Narendra Modi and the ruling party of political vendetta and launched what she calls a “satyagraha to save the constitution”. While Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi have shown support for her, even people on Twitter have shown a slightly different kind of support. A video of Mamata Banerjee just walking during the dharna has turned into a meme and people have honestly given so many hilarious captions to it. Here are some of the best ones: Too relatable. Daughter : I will be home by 8 pm Indian Mother at 8.01 : pic.twitter.com/OX1rKKix1G — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) February 4, 2019 Stay one step ahead. When CBI comes to arrest your men but you arrest CBI to protect your men.#MamtaBanerjee pic.twitter.com/EdQg3Du6eP — Unofficialallahabadð (@karan_shaddy) February 4, 2019 Me, a second after ordering something online. Me waiting for my Amazon package, which I don't want my parents to see. pic.twitter.com/sQpLUphlVT — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) February 4, 2019 And, if there's nothing after 5 minutes, just delete it. A girl waiting for likes and comments on her pic after uploading it. pic.twitter.com/ARLOT1yN2F — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) February 4, 2019 Almost everyone. Me when uber eats says "your food is almost here " ðð#CBIvsMamata pic.twitter.com/NFPOo0BDkl — फà¥à¤à¤à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ (@imshant) February 4, 2019 Yep. So very apt .. pic.twitter.com/yoiykTFqy6 — Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) February 4, 2019 Boys in February. Boys on night of Feb 13 ð pic.twitter.com/YUQ2AViwjU — Sheetal Mishra ð¼ (@itssitu) February 4, 2019 Power walking. Via tumblr𤣠pic.twitter.com/f69Vw2l4Hb — Mask Ishan (@Mr_LoLwa) February 4, 2019 Accurate? CBI- Before leaving from Delhi to arrest @MamataOfficial CBI- after reaching West Bengal!#CBIvsMamata #CBIvsKolkataPolice pic.twitter.com/cwWrRS1ucp — civolicð (@The_Builder_guy) February 4, 2019 Thug life, apparently. 1. Cancelled RSS's Rath Yatra in Bengal 2. Cancelled Amit Shah's rally in Bengal 3. Stopped Yogi's Chopper in Bengal 4. Now, got Modi's caged puppet arrested before he arrests Kolkata's PC. Didi:4,Modi:0 ðð@narendramodi #MamataVsCBI #MamataBlocksCBI#CBIvsMamata #TrollSangh pic.twitter.com/Jd7gnS9W9U — Troll Sanghð®ð³ (@trollsangh) February 4, 2019 That gif, tho. Congress trying to delete old tweets #CBIvsMamata pic.twitter.com/rWfLe0QigW — Anand Patel (@logicalAnand) February 4, 2019
  15. WhatsApp is now rolling out an update on iOS which lets users further protect their chats with the help of iPhone's onboard biometric authentication. WhatsApp already has end-to-end encryption making it one of the more secure instant messaging apps. However, the new update is set to make it even more secure. WhatsApp has now started to roll out an update where users can protect the app with either Touch ID or FaceID authentication depending on the iPhone model you use. Your facial data and fingerprint data will remain encrypted in the phone and WhatsApp will not be getting access to your personal biometric data. © MensXP-Akshay Bhalla Setting up this feature is fairly simple as you need to open WhatsApp, head to setting > account > privacy and select “screen lock”. You can then select the option “Require Face ID” or “Require Touch ID”. Select the preferred time you want the feature to kick in. When replying to messages or answering calls from the lock screen, WhatsApp does not require additional authentication. © YouTube However, if someone knows your PIN, then they will be able to access your WhatsApp the same way you will be able to. It's needless to say that you should be keeping your PIN safe to prevent people from accessing your WhatsApp chats and in-app purchases from other applications that provide micro-transactions. As of now, this feature is only available to iPhone users; however, Android users will be getting a similar feature in the near future. The system that enables Android devices for protecting apps is mostly the same as Apple's and Android users will be able to take advantage of the feature very soon. Will you be protecting your WhatsApp with the new feature? What would be your primary purpose? Let us know in the comments if you love the newly added security on WhatsApp or not.
  16. The budget segment gets the maximum hits in India, and lately, brands have started focusing on it the most. But, the midrange segment still exists, and differentiates itself with premium offerings, at a not-flagship price. With the economy slowly picking up, the segment is bound to get even more popular. We've made a list of the top midrange phones you can buy right now. Considering multiple factors like performance, battery life, camera, and software, this list can cater to every type of user: 1. POCO F1: © MensXP / Shivam Vahia While all other midrange phones are marketed as "midrange", the F1 is actually a flagship. It has all the high-end feature one may ask for, at a significantly lower price. To start with, it is powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor and comes with 6GB RAM in the base variant. The brand marketed the phone as the "master of speed", as it also includes liquid cooling. It runs on POCO launcher out of the box and has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera setup on the rear. The overall picture quality is insanely good and often on par with flagships like the Note 8. 2. Nokia 8.1: © Sree Hari Carrying forward the legacy of Nokia 7 Plus, the Nokia 8.1 is a finely crafted product with the best-in-class design. The aluminium unibody makes it extremely sturdy and ergonomic to hold. It runs on the recently announced Snapdragon 710 platform and comes with 4GB RAM in the base variant. Just like all other Nokia branded phones, it is a part of the Android One program and runs on stock Android. Nokia has a consistent reputation for delivering software updates. On the rear is a 12+13-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 20-megapixel selfie shooter. It has a modest 3500mAh battery that supports fast charging. 3. Vivo V11 Pro: © MensXP / Shivam Vahia This is the cheapest phone to house an in-display fingerprint scanner right now and is a solid offering with balanced specifications in all departments. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor, along with 6GB RAM. The back has a slightly reflective design that mimics a starry night. It runs on Funtouch OS and is heavily inspired by iOS. The back has a 12+5-megapixel dual camera, while the front has a 25-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3400mAh battery that supports fast charging. 4. Samsung Galaxy A9: © YouTube This phone is built for photography enthusiasts. The first thing you'll notice are the four lenses on the back. The four rear sensors are: a 24-megapixel lens, a 10-megapixel telephoto lens with a 2X optical zoom, an 8-megapixel 120-degree ultra wide lens, and finally a 5-megapixel depth sensor. To start with, it has a 6.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity display and is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset along with 6GB RAM. Obviously, the phone ships with Samsung's own “Samsung Experience” UI running atop. It is backed by a 3800mAh battery and supports adaptive fast charging. 5. OPPO R17: © Hardware Zone The phone has a stunning gradient back and a water-drop notch on the front. It has a 6.4-inch AMOLED display and is powered by a Snapdragon 670 processor, along with 8GB RAM. It also sports an in-display fingerprint scanner for quick authentication. The back has a 16+5-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 25-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a modest 3500mAh battery that supports VOOC Flash charging. 6. Honor Play: © BCCL The Honor Play was technically India's first gaming phone and is among the cheapest. It is powered by Huawei's high-end Kirin 970 processor, along with 4GB RAM in the base variant. The phone also gets Honor's GPU Turbo technology, that systematically overclocks the processor and optimizes performance. The design is basic and the brand has put in more effort on the inside. The rear has a 16+2-megapixel dual camera setup, while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a 3750mAh battery that supports 18W quick charging.
  17. 25-year-old Wang Shangkun will never forget the fateful year of 2011 when he took a life-altering decision that would leave him bedridden within the next eight years. When Shangkun was 17-years-old, he decided to sell his kidney in order to get his hands on the latest iPhone that was launched in the market. He hawked his kidney in the black market for $4,500 AUD (Rs. 2,29,357.89) and used this amount to purchase two Apple gizmos, an iPad 2 and an iPhone 4. At that time, Shangkun had reportedly said, “Why do I need a second kidney?” One is enough." © Asiawire,Australscope However, such is the irony of life, that today even his remaining kidney is failing him and Shangkun might be looking at a life tied to his bed. He was recently diagnosed with renal deficiency and has to undergo daily dialysis to function, since his remaining kidney can't work efficiently to clear his blood of toxins. Back in the day, when Shangkun had wanted to get his hands on the gadgets, the Anhui province resident of China didn't have enough money to afford the high-end products. However, it was in an online chat room that a possible opportunity presented itself. Shangkun was approached by an organ harvester in an online chat room who assured that selling one of his kidneys could fetch Shangkun 20,000 Yuan. © Asiawire,Australscope In no time afterwards, Shangkun underwent illegal surgery and finally got himself the Apple products he had been lusting after. However, it was his mother who thought something was fishy when she found him in possession of such expensive gadgets and made him confess. In the following months, Shangkun developed an infection in his remaining kidney, and ultimately suffered organ failure. As of today, his condition is so severe that he is in need of daily dialysis and has been left bedridden. Doctors have also suggested that he might need a kidney transplant of his own to get better. Talk about irony.
  18. Smartphone companies have been trying to innovate ever since Apple changed the game with the iPhone X and XS notch. Companies have been trying to incorporate the same or a smaller notch into their smartphones to make the experience less intrusive. Some smartphones like the Vivo Nex have a pop-up selfie camera while the OnePlus 6T has a water drop notch. Samsung introduced a punch-hole selfie camera on one of its smartphones and Honor took the next step by placing it on the top-left corner. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla While the punch-hole screen may be the star attraction here, the smartphone also packs a punch when it comes to performance. Considering the price, the Honor View 20 has hit the ball out of the park with what all it can do. It's the first major smartphone launch of 2019 in India and what a start it has been. We've been using the Honor View 20 for almost three weeks as our daily device and here's what we think about the smartphone: Design and Display The Honor View 20 has a 6.4-inch punch-punch-hole Full HD+ LCD display and has a wider aspect ratio than other smartphones of the same size. The display has a resolution of (2,310 x 1,080 pixels) and has an aspect ratio of 19:25.9 © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The LCD screen is quite impressive given that it's the nearest competitor being the OnePlus 6T features an OLED panel. The only time we faced an issue with the display was when we tried to use it directly under the sun. That's an annoying problem with LCDs in general which is why some people prefer an OLED panel. Majority of the time, the display had great colour representation, viewing angels were strong and have a brightness level of 370 nits. The front-facing camera on the Honor View 20 is also not intrusive when it comes to the viewing experience. It took us a day or two to get used to the punch-hole camera as we often thought there was a smudge on the screen. This was simply because it was the first device we used with a camera setup like this. In time, we got used to the punch-hole camera display and made it harder to switch back to a smartphone with a notch. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla In terms of design, the Honor View 20 is by far our favourite device by the Chinese company. It has a bright blue glass back phone that also as the letter “V” etched in the design. In fact, the V-Shaped pattern at the rear can catch the light and give a unique look from different angles. We love the bold blue colour as it is eye-catching and looks distinct from other smartphones. Build quality of the smartphone is also quite good as it has an aluminium frame with a premium finish. It has a 3.5mm jack (yay!) And a super fast fingerprint scanner at the back. Performance and Specifications The Honor View 20 is packed with quite a few components that make it Huawei Mate 20 Pro's younger brother. It is powered by the same Kirin 980 chipset (octa-core: 2x 2.6GHz, 2x 1.92GHz, 4x 1.8GHz) and is coupled with 6GB or 8GB of RAM. We got the 6GB/128 GB variant for review and it still managed to perform like a beast. The Kirin 980 chipset has primary and secondary cores that perform different tasks. These cores are complemented by 'mid' cores that help in conserving battery life and balance the workload. During our tests, the Honor View 20 scored 9588 in the multi-core test and 3308 single-core score test, respectively. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla That's even faster than the McLaren edition of the OnePlus 6T that has 10GB of RAM. It proves that RAM is not the only factor that contributes towards the speed of a smartphone —a common misconception in India. In terms of security, the Honor View 20 has a fingerprint scanner at the back that works blazingly fast and also has facial recognition. It works in a very rudimentary manner as it uses a punch-hole camera for scanning. Since it does not use has IR tracing, the Facial recognition feature is not as accurate as the Mate 20 Pro. © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla We used the Honor View 20 to play games like PUBG, Command & Conquer Rivals and Asphalt and faced no issues in regards to gaming performance. We didn't experience any frame rate drops, connectivity or over-heating issues. In fact, we prefer using the Honor View 20 for our gaming needs over any other smartphone right now. That's simply because the punch-hole display provides more immersive experience. As for battery life, the Honor View 20 has a 4,000 mAh battery that easily manages to last more than a full day on moderate use. While gaming, the battery life would drop down to 16 hours which is quite impressive in our opinion. It is bundled with a 5V fast-charger which is fast enough to phone going in under an hour. It's not as fast as OnePlus' warp charge, but it's still fast enough to get regular top-ups. Camera © MensXP/Akshay Bhalla The Honor View 20 turns it up a notch in the camera department as well since it has a 48-megapixel snapper paired with a large sensor and an extremely quick f/1.8 aperture. It also has a TOF 3D stereo camera. It's the only smartphone in India that has resolution of that scale and the second smartphone in the world to do so. Sony's new IMX586 sensor is truly a beast and it often takes detailed and sharp images. Honor has also included an AI feature called “AI Ultra Clarity” which we are yet to test when Honor releases the update for Indian handsets. If you want a reference point, the View 20 outmatches the OnePlus 6T by a mile. Even the 25-MP selfie camera does a good job; however, we found some images to be a bit over-exposed and inaccurate with the bokeh effect. Here are some camera samples for your reference: View this post on Instagram Images shot using the #HonorView20. #smartphones #technology #technews A post shared by Akshay Bhalla (@editorinchief) on Jan 28, 2019 at 6:00am PST The Final Say The View 20 is by far the most powerful and beautiful smartphones ever made by Honor. It's the jack of all trades that can do everything a midrange flagship is supposed to do. It beats the OnePlus 6T in performance and photography and the punch-hole screen is a dream to use. It includes a headphone jack which is always a plus but lacks any form of water resistance. If you are looking for a smartphone that looks awesome but can also perform like a dream, the Honor View 20 is your purchase of the year.
  19. The budget segment in India has been exceedingly crowded and with so many brands offering a multitude of options, choosing the right one for you can be a tough task. We've made a list of the top budget smartphones in India according to every user's requirements. Taking into consideration multiple factors like camera, performance, battery life, and user interface, this list is all you need to pick the right one. 1. Redmi Note 6 Pro © Awaqa The Redmi Note 6 Pro and its predecessor have been selling like hot cakes in the country. Xiaomi has finally managed to overcome the flash sales and they are abundantly available in stock now. The phone has a perfect balance in all segments and pretty much a winner. It has a 6.26-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 635 platform. For multitasking, it has 3GB RAM and 32GB storage in the base variant along with expandable storage. The battery is rated at 4000mAh and is more than sufficient to get you through a couple of days on moderate usage. The rear has a 12+5-megapixel setup and can capture significantly good pictures in both, daytime as well as low-light conditions. 2. Nokia 6.1 Plus © BCCL This phone runs on stock Android like every other Nokia branded phone and this is what gives it an edge. The brand has been consistent in pushing out timely updates and the UI is immensely smooth. The design gives a very premium feel in hand and the compact nature of the phone is confidence inspiring. It has a 5.8-inch display and is powered by the Snapdragon 636 platform. The base variant gets 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card. The rear has a 16+5-megapixel camera set up while the front has a 16-megapixel selfie shooter. A slightly smaller 3060mAh battery powers the phone and will get you through a day's usage. 3. Huawei Y9 © Huawei The recently launched Huawei Y9 is the first Y-series smartphone to launch in India. The main highlight of the phone is its design and the brand has brought down the P20 Pro's design language, and the Y9 has an eerily similar look. If you're looking for a premium design with flaunt-worthy elements, this one is built for you. It has a 6.5-inch display and is powered by Huawei's midrange Kirin 710 processor. The phone has 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card. On the rear is a 16+2-megapixel camera setup, while the front has a 13+2-megapixel setup for selfies. The phone runs on a 4000mAh battery that is equipped with fast charging. 4. Realme U1 © MensXP The Realme U1 is another phone with a good balance of specifications across all departments. It is built from composite plastic that does a significantly good job of imitating plastic. Realme has also added a waterdrop notch to further increase the screen-to-body ratio. It borrows ColorOS UI from OPPO, and it has been drastically improved. It has a 6.3-inch display and is powered by the latest MediaTek P70 processor. The base variant has 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card. The rear dual cameras capture sharp pictures in daytime and the front has a huge 25-megapixel shooter for selfies. It is back by a 3500mAh battery that is more than enough to get you through a day and a half. 5. ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 © ASUS ASUS is another brand that provides a stock Android experience on its phones and the M2 kills it. Coupled with a midrange Snapdragon 660 processor, it is blazing fast and gets every task done smoothly. The design has been drastically improved and it looks distinctly premium now. The phone has a 6.26-inch display and Corning Gorilla Glass 6 protection. In the base variant, you get 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card. The rear gets a 12+5-megapixel camera while the front has a 13-megapixel selfie shooter. Backing these internals is a huge 5000mAh battery that'll get you through days of usage on a single charge. 6. Honor 10 Lite © Honor For Honor, the gradient design has been loved by many and has become one major differentiating factor for consumers. It touts an attractive design with a glass-like 3D rear panel that sees dual cameras and a fingerprint sensor on the rear. The front has a small semi-circular notch along with a heavy front camera. On the front is a 6.2-inch display and the phone is powered by Huawei's midrange Kirin 710 chipset. The base variant comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. The rear has a 13+2-megapixel camera set up while the front has a huge 24-megapixel selfie shooter. Powering these internals is a 3230mAh battery. 7. Motorola One Power © Motorola This phone is built with one purpose, to offer maximum battery life. Motorola has opted to give with a simple design, and thanks to the huge battery, the phone weighs a lot. It has a 6.2-inch display and is powered by a Snapdragon 636 processor. The base variant gets 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage that is expandable via a microSD card. The rear has a 16+5-megapixel camera setup, while the front has a 12-megapixel selfie shooter. Lastly, it has a 5000mAh battery with support for fast charging.
  20. The disappearing 3.5mm jack is the reason these headphones have come to represent the epitome of convenience. Not to mention, the aspect of their portability. While audiophiles continue to prefer a wired analogue connection, for a vast majority of users, it won't make a difference. With so many options available across all budgets, it often gets daunting to choose the right one. We've compiled a list of the top wireless headphones one can buy in India right now. 1. Sony WH1000XM3 © Sony Sony has built them from the scratch, adding more comfort and a better headband along with a larger driver. These are the only ones that can match the quality of wired headphones and also sport a new QN1 chip for noise cancellation. They can deliver 32-bit audio, matchable by none in this segment. In terms of sound quality, they can deliver very accurate lows and mids. The sound is crystal clear with balanced bass for the perfect listening experience. You can further customise the output via the mobile app's equaliser. You can also customise the noise cancellation according to your environment. It can deliver up to 30 hours of battery life on a single charge and support fast charging. 2. Bose QuietComfort 35 II © Pocket Lint If you're looking for best-in-class noise cancellation, these are for you. The new headphones have a dedicated button to activate Google Assistant and can read your smartphone's notifications. Connect them to the Bose app and they'll notify you with a chime. If you're into electronic or ambient music, these are a pleasure to use. The mid-range sound is great along with flawless bass output. For long flights, these are a must-have and can run on a single charge for more than 20 hours. The addition of assistant support is another perk. 3. Sennheiser PXC550 © Sennheiser Offering amazing sound quality in conjunction with the adaptive noise cancelling, the Sennheiser PXC550 Wireless Headphones propose exceptional performance. Being extremely lightweight, these comfy and feature packed earphones perform really well. It has ideally balanced lows and mids along with best-in-class treble. Their low-frequency extension is at 26Hz, which is very good. However, it's not as low as some other over-ears' like the QuietComfort 35 II. It has a battery rating of up to 30 hours. 4. 1MORE Triple Driver © 1More While all other selections are full-fledged headphones, these are among the best earphones you can buy right now. Two balanced armatures and a separate dynamic driver deliver a very balanced hearing experience. They have an extended frequency range up to 40,000 Hz to reproduce high-resolution audio and also come with an in-built DAC. The earpieces are made of aluminium and have a 5-in-1 controller for making calls, adjust volume, and easily change tracks. The armatures are uniquely inset with durable silicone covers for lasting performance and resilience. 5. Sony MDR-XB650BT © YouTube Significantly cheaper than the other selections, if you're looking for something that's light on the pocket and delivers top-notch music output, these are the ones you should grab. They have a good balance of lows and mids, while the bass is significantly high. If you like bass, these are definitely made for you. Though, they can be easily optimized using an equaliser. They are light in weight, extremely comfortable to wear, and have an umatchable battery life. On a single charge, they'll easily last you more than 20 hours. 6. Bowers and Wilkins P5 Wireless © CNET The amount of attention given to details while making them is unprecedented. The audio distribtuion is exciting and perfectly balanced for all types of genres. The design is trendy and they're sure to make you look unique as well as a little old school. Delivering a battery life of 17 hours of wireless playback between charges. P5 Wireless charges via USB and if you want to save your battery, it also comes supplied with a cable. The diaphragm is designed like a traditional speaker, providing more precise movement and amazing sound quality. 7. Jabra Move Wireless © Jabra If you want a pair of wireless headphones without breaking the bank, your next best bet is the Jabra Move Wireless. These headphones may look like a budget buy, but don't let that fool you: this set of on ear Bluetooth headphones is nothing but an all-around stellar product. Music from most genres retain a fair punch, and a clean, uncluttered design is sure to impress most. It is well-suited for listeners who are not too keen on overpowering lows, but want a balanced bass output. It has a battery output of up to 12 hours on a single charge.
  21. Bhai is back! Actually, about six of him are back, because that's kind of what the teaser of the much-awaited movie 'Bharat' is suggesting. Salman Khan, obviously, has the monopoly over Eid movie releases and while he missed the mark last time when his business just remained his business and none of our business, it looks like he's back to redeem himself. Or not, because we all know even if this is a disaster like 'Race 3', it will still earn hundreds of crores for sure. Coming back to the teaser, it seems like the movie will follow his character Bharat from different stages of his life with vastly different professions, everything from a Navy officer and then an ageing boxer. While Sallu Bhai's fans were busy raving about the teaser, everyone else got to work on the obvious, which is turning the teaser into memes. From all of Salman's different looks to the surname dialogue, everything was perfect meme material and people on Twitter came through, of course. The universal license plate? When you don't want the cops to note down your vehicle number after an accident. #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/un5XleI7hv — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 25, 2019 You just gotta do it. Me, making different email IDs to get Free Netflix subscription for a month. #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/HFo2mlHvPL — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 25, 2019 Same Bhai. #BharatKaTeaser reminded us of someone. pic.twitter.com/CxwVmkVwwY — East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) January 25, 2019 What a comparison! Multitasking Person #BharatKaTeaser #BharatTeaser pic.twitter.com/MmIARw4msT — Devanshu (@HiDevanshu) January 25, 2019 Ouch, that's gotta hurt. In the movie Bharat, Salman Khan is playing the role of a Navy Officer, a Stuntman and a Miner. Well, you have to take multiple jobs when your brothers are unemployed. #BharatKaTeaser — Bollywood Gandu (@BollywoodGandu) January 25, 2019 Kya hai? #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/U1yID2q1Ad — SAGAR (@sagarcasm) January 25, 2019 10-year challenge? THEN NOW#BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/IAtSHOwdiV — Krishna (@Atheist_Krishna) January 25, 2019 Is it that bad? Mumbaikar - Thank god, there is no car on road. We can walk safely. And then....#BharatKaTeaser #Bharat pic.twitter.com/LE5uMMBkvS — Ekdam Zakaass (@Ekdam_Zakaass) January 25, 2019 Just don't become Joe Goldberg. Me making different accounts to stalk my ex on social media. #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/Fv4K7OxibX — Pakchikpak Raja Babu (@HaramiParindey) January 25, 2019 Twitter got no chill. Yogi ji had no chill.ð #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/ouit5D7cYD — Pranjul Sharma ð(@Pranjultweet) January 25, 2019 Holi is too overrated. Me after watching #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/rIrS7RFs5I — Principle Patel (@PatelSiddhant_) January 25, 2019 Run Sallu, run. 1: during lectures 2: bunking class #BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/YKLZFvE0Rr — Jal Ka Raja (@JalKaRaja) January 25, 2019 Remember the 'mom's gift' and 'never trust girls' tweet? *Desi nibbas after buying new bike*#BharatKaTeaser pic.twitter.com/hXwmTBQh06 — Tweeterað¦ (@DoctorrSays) January 25, 2019
  22. Following the first leak of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 a few weeks ago, more images have surfaced of the flagship and details about the phone are slowly getting clearer. We're just a month away from the launch but now high-quality photos of the device have popped up online, thanks to the German blog AllAboutSamsung. We've seen numerous render leaks and the prototypes come very close to them. The bezels have been snipped even further and there are radical changes on the back as well as the front. Samsung was the only mainstream brand to not embrace the notch last year and it intends to continue the same for its flagship. © AllAboutSamsung Instead of a notch, Samsung is embedding a punch-hole camera on the front. The “Infinity-O” hole-punch display, as they're officially called, first showed up in Samsung's A8 phones, which were only released in China. What we are looking at here are the prototypes for the 6.1-inch Samsung Galaxy S10 and 6.4-inch Galaxy S10+ having a different punch-hole cut-out. The S10+ has a dual front-facing camera setup, while the S10 has a singular module. The back of the phone has a huge camera arrangement, with three lenses and LED flash and Samsung's typical PPG heart rate sensor. It's surprising that even the smaller S10 has three cameras, given that the S9+ has two cameras compared to the S9's single camera. It's possible Samsung could go with a dual camera setup on the S10 Lite variant. © AllAboutSamsung Lastly, the bottom of the phone has a USB-C charging port along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. This'll make Samsung among the few who still find space to house the ancient port and many users out there are going to be extremely happy about it. For now, we've seen the ceramic black and ceramic white colour options and rumours suggest we'll be seeing more options at launch. A few reports earlier in the week also mentioned the new phones will come with a Samsung Blockchain Keystore app. Ethereum has been listed as a supported cryptocurrency and it will have support for Bitcoin, Ethereum-derived token ERC20 and Bitcoin Cash as well at launch. © Twitter / VenyaGeskin1 The Galaxy S10 line will be unveiled in San Francisco on February 20th, which is less than a month away. There have also been leaks suggesting the price of the phones and Samsung is trying its level best to keep them consistent with last year's offerings. What are your thoughts on the initial design of the phone?
  23. After nearly a month of public humiliation and hate speeches by cricketers and fans alike, which eventually led to massive self-loathing by Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul for their juvenile comments at Bollywood director and actor Karan Johar's talkshow, Koffee With Karan, the Board of Cricket Control in India or BCCI's Committee of Administration, has finally decided to lift the ban on the young stars of the Indian cricket team on Thursday. © Instagram "The Committee of Administrators ("CoA") had, by emails dated 11.01.2019, and in exercise of Rule 41(6) of the Constitution of BCCI, suspended Mr. Hardik Pandya and Mr. K.L. Rahul in view of the allegations of misconduct against them, pending adjudication of the allegations under Rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution," the CoA said in a press release. "Since the adjudication of all allegations of misconduct against any cricketer registered with, inter alia, the BCCI is required to be undertaken by the BCCI Ombudsman, whose appointment is pending directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, the CoA is the of the view that the interim suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 should be presently lifted with immediate effect. "The above matter and decision has been taken with the concurrence of the Learned Amicus Curiae, Mr. P.S. Narasimha. In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman," the release said. With the ban now lifted, pacer Hardik Pandya has now been asked to join the Men in Blue for the ongoing ODI series in New Zealand which India lead 1-0 following a brilliant bowling attack by Mohammed Shami and Kuldeep Yadav. ICYMI: India all-rounder Hardik Pandya will join the side on their ongoing #NZvIND tour. DETAILS â¬ï¸https://t.co/5MQdubt3w8 pic.twitter.com/nR3nd1T9RY — ICC (@ICC) January 25, 2019 KL Rahul, who was going through a major struggle on the crease even before the ban took place, during the Border-Gavaskar Test series in Australia, has also been given the opportunity to regain his confidence by joining Rishabh Pant in the India A squad, scheduled to take on the England Lions in a three-game one-dayers in Trivandrum. Karan Johar on the other hand showed his relief upon hearing the fortunate news for the two of India's finest. "I am so happy to hear that the ban has been lifted. I am so relieved and grateful. They deserved another chance. I am glad that the Board has given them this chance," Johar expressed as reported by The Times of India. Whatever the duo said during the show was wrong, there are no two ways about it but, they have paid for more than what they had bargained for during their banned-stint in India. What is of essence is the fact that both Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are exceptional cricketers and their presence in the Indian roster for the upcoming 2019 ICC World Cup may be crucial.
  24. Whether you are building a new gaming PC or just looking to upgrade, you will eventually face the same roadblock as I did- 'what keyboard should I buy?' Gaming keyboards are profusely different from keyboards you use in your office, school or college. You will first want to get yourself a mechanical keyboard because membrane decks are a thing of the past. Mechanical switches are the go-to preference for gamers and we're even seeing some awesome new technologies being incorporated. Some have textures right on top for a better grip that some reduce actuation delay. The design of a keyboard is also another essential factor when it comes to buying a top class gaming keyboard. Whether you want a keyboard that offers super quiet switches with no tactile feedback or a mechanical switch that is heavy and has that accentuated clicks sound. You also want some sort of RGB elements with backlit switches. Keep in mind this list has the top-of-the-line gaming keyboards and doesn't feature budget-friendly keyboards. We'll be doing another feature on that real soon. So here's our full list of the top gaming keyboards you can buy in India right now: 1. HyperX Alloy Elite RGB (Rs 10,800) © GumTree It's by far the cleanest looking keyboard out there that packs everything you want from a gaming keyboard. It comes in your choice of Cherry MX Brown, Blue, and Red. It has USB passthrough if you want to power other gadgets from your setup. It's a premium keyboard that comes with an affordable price tag. It has dedicated media control buttons, detachable wrist rest and red backlighting. We prefer the RGB variant as you can customise it to your liking. However, if you are on a budget, you can get the non-RGB version for Rs 6,999. 2. Corsair K95 RGB Platinum (Rs 15,499) © YouTube The Corsair K95 RGB Platinum is the best of the best at the moment, and is probably the Ferrari of keyboards for us right now. It's a big keyboard that will require some good amount of space on your desk. It has a metal volume wheel, dedicated media controls, USB pass-through, RGB lighting. It even has an extra set of textured WASD keys if you want a better grip while gaming. It's also one the more expensive options you can get, however, you can always look at a cheaper alternative by Corsair i.e. the K70 RGB Mk.2 which costs Rs 11,400. 3. Razer Blackwidow Elite (Rs 12,081) © YouTube The Blackwidow Elite is Razer's top of the line model of gaming keyboards and has all the bells and whistles a gamer would need. It has a standalone 3.5 mm audio passthrough and is probably the best feature for people who like to use premium headphones. You can even use Razer Hypershift in order to add a secondary function for each key or better explained, any key can function as a macro key. 4. Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Rs 4,999) © RAZER This is one of the more affordable and simple looking gaming keyboards on our list. However, it has everything you need for your gaming needs. It has a USB pass-through port to its own input for 100% power throughout and data speed. Function (FN) keys let you control volume, play and pause, skip track, mute, toggle lighting, enter game mode. It has great tactile feedback and RGB lifting options through Logitech's gaming software. 5. HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (Cherry MX Brown) [Rs 9,300] © Logitech This mechanical keyboard was made with keeping FPS players in mind. It is compact in size and a minimalistic tenkeyless design. Since it does not have a number, the smaller footprint is ideal for FPS players who require that extra space. The compact space and supplied mesh travel pouch also makes it transportable which means you can take it anywhere with you, especially LAN parties.
  25. The fact that Shah Rukh Khan continues to be the Baadshah of Bollywood to this day, even though it has been a few years since we last saw the best of him on-screen, comes as no surprise to most of us. Over the years, SRK has created a name for himself and a space in our hearts, which is rather difficult to do away with, all courtesy to his great performances. While we have often heard and witnessed crazy fan stories and a gazillion tales of SRK's admirers pulling out fun antics to get the actor's attention, nothing quite beats what Senior Congress Leader Shashi Tharoor witnessed during his recent visit to the hill station of Munnar in Kerala. © Red Chillies Entertainment It so happened that when the politician checked into his hotel room, he was surprised to find out that it looked much more like a “shrine” devoted to SRK and 'Chennai Express' than an upscale hotel room. By his own admission, the room came covered with Shah Rukh's posters and cut-outs all over. Apparently, when SRK was shooting for 'Chennai Express', he stayed in the said room, which was later converted into a shrine. Being surrounded by many reminders of the actor, Tharoor took to Twitter to talk about his experience. He even tagged SRK on the post and shared some pictures of the room, which definitely works as too good of a reminder of Shah Rukh and his hit film 'Chennai Express'. Check out the post and images here: Dear @iamsrk, when on a brief visit to Munnar yesterday I took rest in the room you occupied in 2013, which has been converted into a shrine for you & #ChennaiExpress! Every wall is decorated w/posters of the film &the suite is dominated by this cut-out of you. No place for rest! pic.twitter.com/hFUYCgXLEc — Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) January 21, 2019 Frankly, we aren't very shocked to see the staff of the hotel turning this room into a shrine, given the kind of devoted fan-following SRK enjoys to this day. Though SRK's latest film 'Zero' didn't perform too well at the box office, he has decided to move on and focus on other projects. As per recent reports, King Khan is all set to start shooting for the last instalment of Farhan Akhtar's Don series with 'Don: The Final Chapter', which will hit the floors in mid-2019.
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